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20080097952 - Extending emr - making patient data emrcentric: Consider a user accessing a computer system providing inputs and getting information returned. The user may be interested in getting data stored in other systems being fetched based on the input that he had already given without having to explicitly access other systems and providing input. The user desires to... Agent: Kapali Eswaran C/o Integrated Informatics Inc.
20080097954 - Ranged lookups: A requester may request a ranged lookup operation with respect to an encrypted column of a database. An indexing structure may be used to perform the ranged lookup operation. The indexing structure may include multiple entries. Each of the entries of the indexing structure may include an index value and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080097957 - Social online memory systems: A system is described including the steps of receiving a roster of an organization; when the roster includes a person associating with the organization, storing a set of a digital-medium; when the digital-medium includes the likeness of the person; transmitting electronically the digital-medium; whereby performing a transmission, counting the transmission,... Agent: Law Office Of Andrew P. Lahser, PLC
20080097955 - System and method for determining a relationship between available content and current interests to identify a need for content: A system and method for comparing search queries provided by a user with content items available in an index. Search queries are received and stored in a database query log. Content items are located on a network and stored in an index. A value is generated for concepts and categories... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20080097956 - Transmission device, transmission device setting system, and transmission device setting method and program: A transmission device 100 stores a plurality of sets of setting data in a backup area 103 thereof, and uses any setting data in response to a command from an external terminal 200 to start up the own device. Accordingly, the user can automatically register a desired device configuration solely... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080097961 - Capturing database workload while preserving original transactional and concurrency characteristics for replay: A method and apparatus for capturing database system workload and replaying that workload in a database system is provided. According to one aspect, in order to subject a test database system to the same workload to which the production database system actually would be subjected, a database server in the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080097960 - Client-driven functionally equivalent database replay: A method and apparatus for capturing database system workload and replaying that workload in a database system is provided. According to one aspect, in order to subject a test database system to the same workload to which the production database system actually would be subjected, a database server in the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080097958 - Method and apparatus for retrieving and indexing hidden pages: A method and system is provided for autonomously downloading and indexing Hidden Web pages from Websites having site-specific search interfaces. The method may be implemented using a crawler program or the like to autonomously cull Hidden Web content. The method includes the steps of selecting a query term and issuing... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20080097966 - Apparatus and method for providing regional information based on location: A method and system for providing regional information based on location is disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a user inputs a keyword, from which a target location and a search category are extracted. A location range for search is determined by setting a center of the location range... Agent: Law Office Of Mark J. Spolyar
20080097970 - Intelligent video summaries in information access: In a method for displaying video data within result presentations in information access or search systems, compressed thumbnails are computed for videos in a result page and applied to the result page. An end user is enabled to select a video in the result page and activate streaming of a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080097968 - Knowledge extraction for automatic ontology maintenance: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with extracting knowledge from application data and maintaining an ontology based on the extracted knowledge are described. One example system includes a mapping logic to store mappings between application objects and ontology classes and an information extraction (IE) logic that accesses the mapping logic... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC
20080097967 - Method and apparatus for interactive distribution of digital content: A method and apparatus for receiving and selectively storing digital content broadcasted through a communication channel via any transmission means, while interacting with said digital content in a content receiver unit. Digital content and associated metadata are received, associated metadata is analyzed, and then both are selectively stored based on... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080097971 - Peer-to-peer based secondary key search method and system for cluster database: A peer-to-peer based secondary key search method and system for cluster databases is disclosed. A cluster database has a plurality of storage nodes and each storage node is assigned with a node number and stores a plurality of records. A search term input means couples to the plurality of storage... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080097964 - Reporting on facts relative to a specified dimensional coordinate constraint: A received report query specifies a dimension coordinate constraint and an associated grain for the dimension coordinate constraint. At least one query is generated to the dimensionally-modeled fact collection. A result of providing the at least one query to the dimensionally-modeled fact collection is processed. The processed result includes an... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080097974 - Method to generate semantically valid queries in the xquery language: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for automatically generating a query. Data and occurrence is described using a sequence type. The data and occurrence from the sequence type are matched to a sequence type pattern. Sentences in a query language are generated automatically using the sequence... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080097983 - Fuzzy database matching: A method of improving the speed with which a sample such as a biometric sample can be fuzzily matched against records in a database, comprises extracting characteristics from the sample, and using those extracted characteristics as indexes (70) to address a lookup table (25). Each row within the lookup table... Agent: Schwartz Cooper CharteredIPDepartment
20080097980 - Methods and systems for node ranking based on dns session data: Systems and methods for ranking pages and/or hosts in a faster and more relevant manner are provided. Systems and methods for ranking pages and/or hosts based on session data and/or traffic data are also provided. According to the invention, session maps can be created using DNS and/or ISP data. Systems... Agent: Latimer, Mayberry & MatthewsIPLaw, LLP
20080097984 - Ocr input to search engine: A method of carrying out a search using a search engine consistent with certain embodiments involves extracting selected text from a video frame containing text by optical character recognition (OCR) processing of the selected text from the video frame; loading the text extracted from the OCR processing as a search... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20080097981 - Ranking images for web image retrieval: A system, method, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing images in a ranked order. The system can include an aggregation component for aggregating a plurality of images with corresponding text. Additionally, the system can include a name detector a name detector for detecting names within a search query. Moreover,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080097982 - System and method for classifying search queries: A system and method for categorizing search queries is disclosed. Generally, a search query is received. A categorizer determines whether a probability of the search query being in a taxonomy category is greater than a probability of the search query not being in the taxonomy category. If the probability that... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20080097979 - System and method of finding related documents based on activity specific meta data and users' interest profiles: A system and method of finding related documents based on activity specific meta data and users' interest profiles is described. The method includes searching an information source based upon a user's interest profile; a search query; and a contextual setting. Additionally, the method includes calculating a priority value for each... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20080097992 - Fast database matching: A method of improving the speed with which a sample can be matched against records in a database comprises defining a list (24) of possible characteristics (26), extracting characteristics from the sample and, for each record in the database, counting the number of characteristics that match both the record and... Agent: Schwartz Cooper CharteredIPDepartment
20080097991 - Method and apparatus for automatic pattern analysis: A method and apparatus is disclosed for pattern analysis by arranging given data so that highdimensional data can be more effectively analyzed. The method allows arrangements of given data so that patterns can be discovered within the data. By utilizing maps that characterizes the data and the type or the... Agent: Hiroshi Ishikawa
20080097993 - Search processing method and search system: A technique to maintain the fast search capability for the large-scale documents without causing the update delay is provided. This search processing method includes: causing an index search unit for carrying out an index search using a search index before document update to carry out the index search relating to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080097994 - Method of extracting community and system for the same: A community is extracted by executing steps of: clustering relationship data; extracting a communication core of a relationship network; mapping the communication core to a dendrogram of relationship data; forming a community by using the dendrogram in accordance with a similarity degree of relationship data while the cluster is expanded;... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith Hazel & Thomas LLP
20080097995 - Database workload capture and replay architecture: A method and apparatus for capturing database system workload and replaying that workload in a database system is provided. According to one aspect, in order to subject a test database system to the same workload to which the production database system actually would be subjected, a database server in the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080097996 - Transactionally consistent database workload replay: A method and apparatus for capturing database system workload and replaying that workload in a database system is provided. According to one aspect, in order to subject a test database system to the same workload to which the production database system actually would be subjected, a database server in the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080097998 - Data file access control: In one embodiment, a data file and policy are generated. The policy is then associated with the data file, wherein the policy includes one or more unassigned accounts and an access control definition that defines an access permission associated with each of the one or more unassigned accounts.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080098004 - Client server system:
20080098003 - Database workload replay remapping infrastructure: A method and apparatus for capturing database system workload and replaying that workload in a database system is provided. According to one aspect, in order to subject a test database system to the same workload to which the production database system actually would be subjected, a database server in the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080097999 - Dynamic creation of information sharing social networks: A system and method for creating and using a searchable and browsable directory of verified, network connected and geo-coded users, listing members according to their proximity to each other and according to the longitude and latitude coordinates of each user. By making the member directory accessible to users dynamically the... Agent: John L. Sotomayor
20080098005 - Interactive community portal that, inter alia, allows members to create, modify, organize, share, and receive well-classified content in any language in one or more formats of database files and the like, and further helps members to learn/teach and/or en: An interactive community portal comprising of one or more communities, which, inter alia allows members to create, modify, organize, share, receive, well-classified content of a diverse nature such as questions and answers, resources for language learning (using vocabulary as a basis), documents, presentations, spreadsheets, or any other file types, URLs... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20080098002 - Schema-aware mid-tier binary xml implementation: Techniques for implementing a schema-aware mid-tier binary XML are provided. Token vocabularies are stored in a repository that is accessible to mid-tier applications from separate database systems. The token vocabularies are thus shared among the mid-tier applications of each database system. The repository may be part of a file system... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080098000 - System and method for storing user data in a centralized database and intelligently reducing data entry: A method and system for storing user-specific information in a centralized database and reducing data entry by intelligently determining what data is already stored in the centralized database and what data needs to be collected from the user. The method includes receiving a request from a user of a user... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20080098001 - Techniques for efficient loading of binary xml data: Various techniques are described hereafter for improving the efficiency of binary XML encoding and loading operations. In particular, techniques are described for incrementally encoding XML in response to amount-based requests. After encoding enough binary XML to satisfy an amount-based request, the encoder stops encoding the XML until a subsequent request... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080097953 - Pattern-based file relationship inference: In an example embodiment, a method comprising accessing a relationship definition associated with a package of data items, the relationship definition including a template string and a first pattern string including a first wildcard symbol, accessing a main file name of a main file, matching the main file name to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/adobe
20080097962 - Apparatus and method for autonomic refresh of a materialized query table in a computer database: A method autonomically refreshes a materialized query table (MQT) in a computer database to improve database performance and utility. In preferred embodiments, the query optimizer autonomically initiates a refresh of MQT depending on an estimated time for the query to access the base tables. In other preferred embodiments, the query... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080097963 - Method and system for dynamic join reordering: A database engine and a system running a database engine utilize a dynamic join reordering feature to change the order of two or more join operations while a query is executing. The database engine starts execution of the query with an initial join order setting but monitors the execution of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20080097959 - Scalable xml filtering with bottom up path matching and encoded path joins: Systems and methods to provide two bottom up path matching solutions and one post processing solution for evaluating value predicates and tree pattern queries. The first path matching method triggers the matching whenever a leaf query step is seen and stores the prefix sub-matches in a cache for reuse. The... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20080097965 - Decision support systems for guideline and knowledge navigation over different levels of abstraction of the guidelines: A system and method are provided for executing an executable clinical practice guideline for providing guidance in treating a patient. The system includes a guideline repository providing for storing a plurality of executable clinical practice guidelines, at least one interface providing for entry of clinical context data associated with at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080097969 - Method for providing search service and system for executing the method: The search service providing method according to the presents invention, includes maintaining a search result database including a keyword, a search listing associated with the keyword, a bid amount associated with the search listing, a total exposure number associated with the search listing, an exposure index associated with the search... Agent: Blackwell Sanders LLP
20080097972 - System and method for efficiently tracking and dating content in very large dynamic document spaces: Systems and methods are provided for tracking the origins and dates of a document or piece of content by finding similar or exact matching documents or pieces of content stored in an index. The index may include current and non-current documents along with associated information for each document. By parsing... Agent: Collage Analytics LLC
20080097973 - System and method for intelligent script swapping: A method for providing data collection from a client at a data collection mechanism, the method includes collecting from a first client a first portion of data using a first data collection mechanism using at least a portion of a first script comprising one or more queries for information to... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080097976 - Method of providing product database: A category recommendation method includes maintaining a category database including an internal identifier and an internal category to which the internal identifier belongs; externally receiving a foreign identifier and a foreign category where the foreign identifier belongs to from an outside; extracting a query associated with the foreign identifier; and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080097977 - Methods and apparatus for assessing web page decay: Systems and methods are herein disclosed for assessing the staleness of a web page. In particular, in one method of the present invention, the staleness of a web page is assessed by examining internal date references within the web page. In another method of the present invention, the staleness of... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20080097978 - Methods and apparatus for assessing web page decay: Systems and methods are herein disclosed for assessing the staleness of a web page. In particular, in one method of the present invention, the staleness of a web page is assessed by examining internal date references within the web page. In another method of the present invention, the staleness of... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20080097975 - Simulation-assisted search: A visually-oriented search system guides a search with non-verbal inputs. Instead of specifying discrete attributes (words) as input to a search engine, a user may create a visual model of a desired end result and apply the model as a generalized input from which discrete attributes are extracted for submission... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080097989 - Fast search with very large result set: Methods and apparatus, including computer systems and program products, for executing a query on a subset of data, for example, to facilitate a fast search with a very large result set. In one general aspect, a method of executing a query includes receiving a query for execution on data in... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20080097986 - Generic online ranking system and method suitable for syndication: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for providing ranking services. In one aspect, first signals are received from a first subscriber, and second signals are received from a second subscriber. The signals include information characterizing individual user actions relating to individual ones of first or second resources, respectively,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080097990 - High accuracy document information-element vector encoding server: Some embodiments of a high-accuracy document information element-vector (IE-vector) encoding server have been presented. In one embodiment, the high-accuracy document IE-vector encoding server applies finite state automaton (FSA) to parse a document to identify one or more information elements (IEs) in the document. Then a DNA sequence of the document... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080097985 - Information access with usage-driven metadata feedback: In a method for displaying and capturing metadata of documents within result presentations in information access or search systems, a metadata server is used for storing a metadata associated with any searchable document and the end users are given the opportunity to view and edit metadata associated with documents returned... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080097988 - Methods and apparatus for assessing web page decay: Systems and methods are herein disclosed for assessing the staleness of a web page. In particular, in one method of the present invention, the staleness of a web page is assessed by examining internal date references within the web page. In another method of the present invention, the staleness of... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20080097987 - Online ranking metric: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for ranking resources. One or more signals reporting one or more actions by the plurality of users related to a respective resource are received, where a reported action is a presentation of the respective resource, an addition of the respective resource, or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080097997 - System and method for optimistic caching: Transactions are granted concurrent access to a data item through the use of an optimistic concurrency algorithm. Each transaction gets its own instance of the data item, such as in a cache or in an entity bean, such that it is not necessary to lock the data. The instances can... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080098007 - Distributed traceability management system: The distributed traceability management system includes a management data creation unit and a data storage unit. When the final products are produced, final management data is transmitted to the downstream side vendor. When the final management data is received from an upstream side vendor, the final management data is stored... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080098006 - Methods and systems for accessing remote user files associated with local resources: A system for accessing, by a resource, a setting in a virtualized user profile includes an isolation environment, a resource, and a filter driver. The resource executes outside an isolation environment on a local machine and requests access to a setting in a user profile. The filter driver intercepts the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20080098009 - Dynamic management of groups: A method and apparatus for managing groups in a directory server is described. In one embodiment, an addition of an identifier of a group to an entry in the directory server is received. A value of an attribute in the entry is updated with the identifier of the group. A... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080098008 - System and method for teaching entity-relationship modeling: The system and method for teaching entity-relationship modeling employ graphical organizer templates to systematically analyze the data storage requirements of an organization. The student is taught to apply the templates in logical order, from recognizing the organization's business rules and constraints on those rules, through classification of entities, the relationships... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20080098013 - Data access and communication system: A method of providing access to data across one or more environments in a data system, the method comprising the steps of identifying and classifying data as non-critical data or critical data, and classifying critical data as authoritative data in situations where the data requires immediate access in order to... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080098016 - Database system in which logical principles for a data retrieval process can evolve based upon learning: The present invention provides a database system capable of dealing with dynamic changes in an event that vary continuously with time. A database system outputs a retrieval output from data in response to a user's retrieval request on the basis of a retrieval logic. The retrieval logic is allowed to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080098012 - Inferring context: Method for obtaining contextual information about an item based on information taken from or influenced by other items according to the relationships said item shares with other items, including the steps of (1) determining direct and indirect information of items, where the direct information includes generating a plurality of sets... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20080098015 - Lookups by collisionless direct tables and cams: A structure and technique for preventing collisions using a hash table in conjunction with a CAM to identify and prevent collisions of binary keys. A portion of the hash value of a binary key, which does not collide with a portion of the hash value of any other reference binary... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.
20080098014 - Method and system for data collection for alert delivery: Managing data collection for one or more scheduled alert messages. A primary or backup poller manager coordinates any number of poller services to access content and generate the alert messages. At a predefined period the poller manager is informed that an existing or new poller service is available for work.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20080098011 - Method, server, software, device, signal providing configuration: An illumination system has a plurality of light-emitting diodes (R, G, B), at least one light-collimating section (12, 12′) arranged along a longitudinal axis (25) of the illumination system. The light-collimating sections merges into a light-mixing section (3) having a plurality of side-faces along the longitudinal axis (25). Light propagation... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080098010 - System and method for classifying, publishing, searching and locating electronic documents: The present invention provides an electronic documents management system and method for classifying, publishing, searching and locating electronic documents. Electronic documents are classified and published via an ontological description consisting of at least one vector, each vector comprising at least one feature-value pair. Each vector's slot corresponds to a feature... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20080098021 - Data change device, data generation device, related method, related recording medium, and related computer data signal: There is provided a data change device that includes a storage unit that stores a manipulation explanation data set and a result explanation data set related to each other, the manipulation explanation data set including at least an instruction acceptance image indicating an instruction acceptance unit for accepting an instruction... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080098019 - Encoding insignificant whitespace of xml data: Techniques are described for preserving the original insignificant white space of XML data. The techniques may be used in combination with compact XML data storage formats, such as binary XML, to preserve the insignificant white space without requiring as much storage space as uncompressed formats. White space opcodes/operand pairs are... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080098020 - Incremental maintenance of an xml index on binary xml data: Techniques are provided for incrementally maintaining an XML index built to access XML data that is encoded in binary XML form. Rather than delete and reinsert index entries of all the nodes of a modified XML document, only the index entries of the affected nodes are modified. Consequently, the order... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080098023 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program and program recording meduim: An information processing apparatus adapted to be connected for use to a media drive apparatus for recording data on or reproduced data from a recording medium having a file system includes a real file system acquiring section that acquires the file system of the recording medium from the media drive... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20080098022 - Methods for watermarking media data: Methods are provided for encoding watermark information into media data containing a series of digital samples in a sample domain. The method involves: dividing the series of digital samples into a plurality of sections in the sample domain, each section comprising a corresponding plurality of samples; processing the corresponding plurality... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20080098024 - Information retrieval apparatus, information retrieval method and computer product: An information retrieval apparatus includes contents, an index data generating unit, a character frequency management data generating unit, a compressing/encrypting unit, a retrieval initializing unit, a full text retrieving unit, and a retrieval result displaying unit. The character frequency management data generating unit generates character frequency management data based on... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080098017 - Method and device for executing a watermark-embedded content: Provided are an extended multimedia file structure, a multimedia file producing method, and a multimedia file executing method. The extended multimedia file structure includes: a metadata section including a media initial object descriptor (IOD) field and at least one track pointer; and a media data section including at least one... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080098018 - Secondary lazy-accessible serialization of electronic content: In one embodiment, a method comprising selecting a first node included in a data structure, the data structure representing, in a node-and-link representation, a first portion of electronic content, the data structure including a first external link being associated with the first node, the first external link referencing a first... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/adobe
20080098026 - Contextual syndication platform: Techniques are disclosed for automatically annotating a document to offer, to a viewer, a choice of operations that a user can take relative to identified entities to which the document refers, where the choice of operations offered in relation to each such entity is appropriate to and based on the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080098025 - Electronic catalog: An electronic catalog may have one or more associated attributes describing one or more features of included items. A processing device may display a group of nodes, each of which may represent a different attribute with respect to the included items. A user may select one of the nodes causing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080098028 - Method and apparatus for generating a dynamic web page: A method and apparatus are provided for generating a dynamic web page. A structured data context is generated based on the result of a business logic process performed in response to a request from a browser, and a template associated with the request is loaded. The structured data context includes... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l
20080098027 - Apparatus for and a method of processing reproducible data: An apparatus (100) for processing reproducible data comprises a receiving unit (103) adapted to receive reproducible data in a given order, and a processing unit (104) adapted to generate altered reproducible data by altering at least one property of received reproducible data in an at least partially random manner, wherein... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080098030 - Automated management of internet and/or web site content: An apparatus, program product, and method manage content from a content-controlled database (e.g., web pages or other files maintained in a web site) using a content management record linked to each content-controlled content item in the database. Each content management record is utilized in conjunction with a multi-stage content management... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20080098029 - Method and device for generating reference patterns from a document written in markup language and associated coding and decoding methods and devices: The invention concerns a method of generating reference patterns able to represent hierarchized data, the hierarchized data being structured in accordance with a schema, the hierarchized data being organized in a plurality of items. It comprises the following steps: extracting primary structural patterns from the schema, each of the primary... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080098033 - Detecting performance degrading design and alogorithm issues in database applications: Systems, methods and computer program products for detecting potential architecture and interfacing issues in database applications are described herein. In an embodiment, the invention operates by accessing trace information. The trace information includes database-related information pertaining to interactions of a database application with a production database. The invention detects potential... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080098032 - Media instance content objects: An editing process associates a content object with a media instance. In response to a command to serve the edited media instance, one or more content items, such as advertisements, are selected based on the associated content object and served with the edited media instance.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080098031 - System and method for customizing layer based themes: There is provided a method and system for customizing a customizable theme of a user interface of a computer system. The user interface includes a plurality of screens having one or more modifiable screen attributes. The method further includes: receiving a base theme comprising a plurality of layers, each of... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20080098035 - Device and method for coordinating a machine fleet: A device for coordinating a machine fleet includes a memory for storing a large number of data records, an interface for communicating with several users who are capable of making changes to the data records, in the case of which each data record represents a given portion of the working... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20080098034 - Method of updating content of a portable device: The invention describes a method of updating content of a portable device (1) with a file system (14) for managing the content (F1, F2, . . . , Fn), an associated file system table (2), and a content database (3) for presenting the content (F1, F2, . . . ,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080098036 - System and method for providing access to an application through a common interface for application extensions: A method and system to permit externally created business objects to access a business management application database without using direct database language statements. An add-on framework includes an add-on extension manager to start an add-on application, register a form from the add-on application, and receive and route an event from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080098037 - Markup language based database upgrades: Software, methods and devices for performing a markup language based database upgrade are disclosed. One or more markup language documents contain markup language portions. Each markup language portion, which may be a hierarchy of markup language elements, describes a set of changes to be made to the database in order... Agent: Smart And Biggar
20080098038 - Method and system to erase data by overwriting after expiration or other condition: An approach for managing print data on printing devices includes deleting print data that has been stored on a printing device for at least a specified time. The deletion of the print data based on whether the print data has been stored on the printing device for at least the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20080098040 - Combonation journaling/non-journaling file system: A method and system for a combined journaling and non-journaling file system is disclosed. In the present invention, data is stored on a first storage media using a first device in a format associated with a file system, wherein the file system is a non-journaling file system. Journal information associated... Agent: Marvell/finnegan Henderson LLP C/o Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garnett Et. Al.
20080098039 - Method and system for synchronising bookmarks: Systems and methods for synchronising bookmarks between communications devices are provided. Bookmarks refer to user-defined and nicknamed URLs as local parameters in Browser software, also sometimes known as “Favourites”. Real-time synchronisation of bookmarks is accomplished through an application of “push technology”. Upon identifying a change in the set of bookmarks... Agent: Smart & Biggar P.o. Box 2999, Station D
20080098042 - Method for data synchronization and apparatus thereof: A method for detecting and resolving the data synchronization conflict is disclosed by the present invention, and the method includes the following processes. The client and the server detect a conflict in data synchronization; acquire a conflict resolution result according to conflict detection data; and synchronize conflicted data according to... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080098041 - Server supporting a consistent client-side cache: A method, system, and computer program product is disclosed for interacting with a client supported by a client-side cache. Embodiments of a method, a system, and a computer program product are disclosed that retrieve a first snapshot, indicating a state of the database after a last database request by the... Agent: Oracle International Corporation C/o Bingham Mccutchen LLP
20080098043 - Techniques for producing a consistent copy of source data at a target location: Described area system and computer program product for producing a point in time copy of source data. A set of records corresponding to a time ordered series of recorded file operations as applied to said source data is received. The set of records includes one or more consistency point markers,... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20080098044 - Methods, apparatus and computer programs for data replication: Methods, apparatus and computer programs are provided for data replication, such as for replicating a database or updating a cache. Source database change transactions are captured and batched together for efficient data transfer. On receipt at a target replica system, the batch of transactions within a message is separated and... Agent: Steven E. Bach Attorney At Law
20080098046 - Low-downtime and zero-downtime upgrades of database-centric applications: A database may facilitate zero-downtime upgrades by concurrently maintaining multiple editions of database objects for use by both pre-upgrade and post-upgrade clients of a database application. Operations performed within the database are associated with an edition based on, for example, an initiating client or transaction. When an operation references an... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080098045 - Techniques for automatically tracking and archiving transactional data changes: A technique for making versions of rows of a user-defined tracked table temporally queryable. The database management system of the technique permits temporal queries of user-defined tables. The queries return versions of rows in the user-defined table that are currently in an undo log maintained by the database system. Associated... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20080098047 - Application data replication between computers: A method for replicating application data, the method including monitoring at least one application running on a first computer, detecting an inactivity trigger on the first computer, and, responsive to detecting the inactivity trigger, copying data associated with the software application, and placing the copied data in a network-accessible location.... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman IBM Corporation
20080098048 - Migrating temporary data of a session: A technique for migrating (e.g., “copying” or “moving”) temporary data from one session to another session is provided. While executing a workload associated with a particular session, session state is created. A subset of the session state comprises large objects that are referred to as “temporary data.” Thus, temporary data... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080098049 - Method and apparatus for computing file storage elements for backup and restore: A method and apparatus for method for transferring files between a primary storage system and a backup and restore system is described. The system generates collapsed extents which are used to specify data to be backed up to a backup and restore system. The backup and restore system backs up... Agent: Emc Corporation C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20080098050 - Defect management for storage media: A write recovery strategy for optical recorders, whereby one good or certified disc extent is searched for once the disc is first loaded. The certified disc extent is reserved and is used as space to rewrite data for which initial writing attempts were unsuccessful. The reserved areas is used for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080098051 - Managing data space on a record carrier: A recording system records blocks of information on a record carrier according to a file management system. Data space on a partly and fragmented recorded record carrier (60-68) is managed as follows. The information includes a first type of information, such as video, and a second type, such a general... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080098053 - Group-by result size estimation: A method and system for accurately estimating a result size of a Group-By operation in a relational database. The estimate utilizes the probability of union of the columns involved in the operation, as well as the relative cardinality of each column with respect to the other columns in the operation.... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
20080098052 - Systems and methods for storing video data: A system for storing video data may include at least one file. The at least one file may include a data cluster including a plurality of data blocks, each data block storing at least some of the video data, and/or a plurality of first pointers sequentially arranged and respectively indicating... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080098054 - Methods and apparatus for concurrently executing a garbage collection process during execution of a primary application program: According to the present disclosure, one or more processors of a computer device (e.g. a mobile communication device) are operative to execute a garbage collection program and an application program concurrently with execution of the garbage collection program. The garbage collection program is operative to identify a root set of... Agent: John J. Oskorep, Esq. One Magnificent Mile Center04/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category patent applications
20080091636 - Empty job detection for direct print: The embodiments of the present invention provide for empty object/file detection by classifying an object/file based on a set of classification types, and parsing a portion of the object/file to determine whether the object/file is empty.... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, PC
20080091638 - Storage system operation management method and storage system: When an action with respect to a keyword occurs when a management processor of a disc adapter 16 is taken as a management server, a host 24 is taken as an agent, and file promotion processing is carried out, the management server starts up management software in accordance with a... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20080091637 - Temporal association between assets in a knowledge system: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for preserving temporal associations between assets located across a plurality of datastores in a network. Metadata about each asset located in the plurality of datastores is stored, wherein the metadata includes one or more time attributes of each asset.... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20080091642 - Advising the generation of a maintained index over a subset of values in a column of a table: An apparatus, program product and method identify a range of values in a table and advise the generation of a maintained index over the identified range of values. Additionally, a method that determines a range of values and generates a maintained temporary index is also provided. By doing so, the... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20080091643 - Audio tagging, browsing and searching stored content files: Browsing through a plurality of content files stored on a device includes playing an audio thumbnail associated with each file highlighted by a user. Each audio thumbnail is a meaningful portion of content of a respective content file. Each audio thumbnail is user selectable and configured to play and/or display... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080091644 - Correlation of resource usage in a database tier to software instructions executing in other tiers of a multi tier application: Correlating resource usage in a database tier to software instructions executing in other tiers of a multi tier application. In an embodiment, each block of instructions of interest (executing in different tires) is designed to add a corresponding tag associated with a request (requiring a database operation to be performed).... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20080091645 - Hybrid database query caching: In one embodiment, a computer system comprises one or more processors, and a memory module communicatively connected to the one or more processors. The memory module comprises logic instructions stored on a computer readable medium which, when executed on the one or more processors configure the one or more processors... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080091646 - Hybrid database query caching: In one embodiment, a computer system comprises one or more processors, and a memory module communicatively connected to the one or more processors. The memory module comprises logic instructions stored on a computer readable medium which, when executed on the one or more processors configure the one or more processors... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080091641 - Infrastructure for more efficient processing to generate of ad-hoc reports: Reports, based on aggregation operations on data in a data warehouse, may be efficiently generated. At least two separate aggregation processes are performed on facts of a fact table. Each of a plurality of aggregation processors accesses a separate partition of the facts of the fact table. Each aggregation processor... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/yahoo
20080091647 - Tool and a method for customizing hint: The application relates to a tool and a method for customizing hint. According to the invention, provided is at least one hint service adapter configured to collect relevant information of different database platforms, validate customized hint on real database platforms and provide feedback, and deploy the customized hint on database... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080091650 - Augmented search with error detection and replacement: In an example embodiment, the present invention provides methods and logic for enhancing augmented search, including contextual search, conducted by a search engine. In some instances, a contextual search might return a set of results that are less relevant than the set of results returned by algorithmic search. This might... Agent: Law Office Of Mark J. Spolyar
20080091653 - Contact relationship systems and methods: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for establishing and managing relationships with contacts. The contact relationship systems generally include databases for storing profile data, retrieved information and correspondence with contacts. The contact relationship systems may also include nurture level indicators for displaying actual frequency of correspondence with a... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
20080091651 - Extensible markup language (xml) path (xpath) debugging framework: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to XPATH expression debugging and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and apparatus for an XPATH expression debugging framework. In an embodiment of the invention, an XPATH expression debugging method can include receiving an XPATH input expression,... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Suite 30202
20080091657 - Facility search device: Facility search devices capable of searching for an exclusive facility associated with a desired professional sport team are disclosed. The facility search devices search for facilities regardless of a change in the name of the facility. Facility search devices are additionally disclosed that are capable of searching for an exclusive... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20080091652 - Keyword search by email: The present invention is a Keyword search by email system and procedures to allow a user to receive by email information related to any subject of his interest (products, services, persons or companies, news, events, any other subject) by submitting through email a search under the form of a text... Agent: Furr Law Firm
20080091655 - Method and system for offline indexing of content and classifying stored data: A method and system for creating an index of content without interfering with the source of the content includes an offline content indexing system that creates an index of content from an offline copy of data. The system may associate additional properties or tags with data that are not part... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080091649 - Processing queries on hierarchical markup data using shared hierarchical markup trees: Disclosed are a method, information processing system, and computer readable medium for processing queries. The method includes receiving a data query for a set of hierarchical markup documents. At least one query path expression is extracted from the data query. The query path is processed against at least one shared... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco Pl
20080091659 - System and method for consumption and utilization analysis in an organization: A method and system for analyzing consumption an utilization patterns of organizations. The usage of materials and the behavior of people is tracked in an organization. These factors are analyzed and used in order to reduce the costs associated with usage of materials and services.... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20080091660 - System and method for searching information using synonyms: Provided are a system and method for searching information using synonyms. The system including: a synonym storing unit for storing synonyms; a similar Korean alphabet character elements storing unit for storing numbers and Korean alphabet character elements, or a combination of Korean alphabet character elements; a similar Korean alphabet character... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080091667 - System and method for an interactive shopping news and price information service: A system and associated method for assisting a user to efficiently query for product information and promotional information available from electronic commerce websites over the Internet includes a sub-server for searching the electronic commerce websites, a controlling server, and a local database. The method involves determining whether product information related... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20080091669 - Database graphical comparison tool: A database graphical comparison tool allows comparing database items that include multiple database statements and graphically displaying the comparison results in a ranked list of database statements. The graphical comparison tool includes a graphical user interface that allows a user to easily configure the tool for both manual and automatic... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080091672 - Process for analyzing interrelationships between internet web sited based on an analysis of their relative centrality: A method and system for searching a broad set of electronically based unrelated documents in a manner that identifies the interlinking characteristics between the documents returned via several iterative levels of search results is provided. The interlinking characteristics are then analyzed using a betweenness centrality algorithm to calculate the relative... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20080091670 - Search phrase refinement by search term replacement: A computer-implemented method is provided, which includes receiving a plurality of first search queries, each of which comprises one or more first query terms. At least one association graph is constructed that includes at least a portion of the first query terms as vertices. A second search query is received... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080091674 - Method, apparatus and article for assigning a similarity measure to names: A method, article and apparatus for calculating a measure of similarity between names is disclosed. Generally, name elements from an inbound name may be matched to name elements in a candidate matching name. A measure of similarity for the inbound name and candidate matching name may be calculated based on... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl
20080091675 - Methods and apparatuses for modifying a search term utilized to identify an electronic mail message: In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses detect a message; detect an original search term; search for a match between the original search term and a term within the message; and selectively modify the original search term based on a number of matches.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20080091673 - Non-intrusive validation of software used by middleware providers: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer usable program code are provided to validate software compliance for a set of technologies. A request is received to validate software. Responsive to receiving the request to validate the software, a selection of a number of technologies is received from the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080091676 - System and method of automatic data search to determine compliance with an international standard: Systems and methods of automatic data search to determine compliance with international standard are disclosed here. One embodiment includes automatically searching through data of an organization for predetermined data to determine if the organization is compliant with an international standard and generating a score based on data identified from the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20080091679 - Generic sequencing service for business integration: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for providing a generic sequencing service for ordering processing requests in a scalable business integration environment. When a request is received at a sequencing component, the operation specified in the request is identified. A determination is then made as... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080091688 - Apparatus and method providing content service: A method and apparatus for providing contents services. The method of using a contents service includes the operations of receiving a list of available contents services from a first server and displaying the list, transmitting, to the first server, a list of contents services selected from the displayed available contents... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080091685 - Handling dynamic urls in crawl for better coverage of unique content: Techniques for identifying duplicate webpages are provided. In one technique, one or more parameters of a first unique URL are identified where each of the one or more parameters do not substantially affect the content of the corresponding webpage. The first URL and subsequent URLs may be rewritten to drop... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080091684 - Internet-based bibliographic database and discussion forum: An Internet technology-based system (e.g., Web site) allows users to filter and evaluate the quality, validity, interpretation and significance of information through a process of online discussion and ratings. The system leverages the inter-connection of the Internet to tap the expertise of users anywhere in the world, such that filtering... Agent: Wolf, Block, Shorr And Solis-cohen LLP
20080091686 - Method and system for knowledge based community solutions: The present invention relates generally to an online tool for providing knowledge and access to knowledge resources to users. Further, the present invention relates to an online tool for: 1) linking members of communities with mentors and subject matter experts that can help the member derive value from their online... Agent: Jon Beard
20080091640 - Method, system, and program for translating and interfacing between data pools and product information management (pim) systems: Provided are a method, system, and program for translating and interfacing between data pools and product information management (PIM) systems. An element mapping is generated for each of a plurality of data pools mapping user elements and attributes to the data pool elements and attributes, wherein the data pools maintain... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20080091639 - System to associate a demographic to a user of an electronic system: This invention discloses a system for the association of a user of an electronic system with a demographic, wherein a data characteristic of the user is accessed and compared to a wide population probability distribution reference indicative of a demographic associated with the data characteristic, and making a determination of... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20080091648 - Method, system, and program for translating and interfacing between data pools and product information management (pim) systems: Provided are a method, system, and program for translating and interfacing between data pools and product information management (PIM) systems. An element mapping is generated for each of a plurality of data pools mapping user elements and attributes to the data pool elements and attributes, wherein the data pools maintain... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20080091664 - Configurable business controls task notification: A method for performing business control task notification is proposed. The method comprises processing a combination of one or more databases and one or more user profiles to generate a schedule template and receive a request for a schedule. A computer program product compares attributes of the request for the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080091665 - Configurable business controls task notification: A method for performing business control task notification is proposed. The method comprises processing a combination of one or more databases and one or more user profiles to generate a schedule template and receive a request for a schedule. A computer program product compares attributes of the request for the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080091654 - Constellation search apparatus, constellation search program, and computer-readable storage medium storing constellation search program: The present invention is to provide a constellation search apparatus, method, and program, and a computer-readable storage medium storing the constellation search program, which can search for the constellations for a direction desired by a user, at any time, anywhere, and in any environment, and can quickly provide various pieces... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080091656 - Method and apparatus to visually present discussions for data mining purposes: A method of organizing information is disclosed. The method comprises providing a visualization of actor communications in the context of one or more discussion, a discussion including at least one actor and at least one documented communication.... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20080091662 - Method and system for conducting a plurality of cyber-based conventions: A method of providing content information to at least one user on the Internet, by facilitating an exchange between at least one sponsor and the at least one user. The method includes receiving, from the at least one sponsor with a web browser computer, and electronically setting, loading, inputting, or... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20080091658 - Online distribution of time-sensitive content: A method is provided for distributing and monetizing online classifieds or eclassifieds. The method includes the steps of gathering and parsing the eclassifieds and then formatting the eclassifieds into a format of information for presentation to a user by a publisher. The method further includes the step of pushing the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080091661 - Search scheduling and delivery: A search request from a user is received wherein the search request comprises a search framework profile and at least one search term. Scheduling information is accessed from the search framework profile and a search operation is scheduled for execution in accordance with the at least one search term and... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080091663 - Software bundle for providing automated functionality to a web-browser: A software-bundle for navigating on a data network on behalf of a user by proxy is provided. The software bundle comprises a browser application for navigating on the network; a set of functional programs for performing tasks; a set of APIs for integrating the functional programs to the browser application... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20080091668 - Abstract query plan: A method and apparatus, and article of manufacture are provided to process an abstract query of a database abstraction constructed over an underlying physical data storage mechanism. The database may comprise a single data source, or a federated source spanning multiple systems. Embodiments of the invention process an abstract query... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080091671 - Directed variation of systems and processes: Computer Aided Innovation and computer based methods, systems and interfaces is described for analyzing machine readable data repositories such as knowledge databases having text documents, and for generation of new product specifications, for evaluation of these specifications and for the generation of new product designs and products therefrom. Integration of... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20080091678 - Method, system and computer program product for registration of multi-dimensional datasets: Methods, systems and computer program products for estimating changes in an object represented by first and second multidimensional datasets. The first dataset is a reference dataset and the second dataset is an altered dataset. Discrete data samples of the first dataset are processed to form a piecewise continuous representation thereof.... Agent: Law Office Of Alan W. Cannon
20080091677 - Software export compliance: A system and method for determining export requirements for a content file may include examining a content file to identify content used by or included in the content file that is subject to export control, determining, in response to the identified content, export requirements that are applicable to the content... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20080091680 - Distributed locking protocol with asynchronous token prefetch and relinquish: Asynchronous messages are used to prefetch and/or relinquish tokens used in providing locking of shared resources. A message is sent to prefetch one or more tokens, and prior to receiving a reply for the message, another message (e.g., an acquire) is sent for at least one of those tokens. Similarly,... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20080091681 - Architecture for unified threat management: A security architecture has an event analysis engine that acquires several tangible actions. The occur in an action space of an organization, and relate to unauthorized access to assets and reproduction of information. The event analysis engine evaluates the acquired actions based on the information stored in the database and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080091682 - Preventing conflicts of interests between two or more groups using applications: To prevent conflicts of interest, an information management system is used to make sure two or more groups are kept apart so that information does not circulate freely between these groups. The system has policies to implement an “ethical wall” to separate users or groups of users. The user or... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20080091683 - System and method for performing commutative operations in data access systems: An embodiment of the invention allows a software developer or administrator to use their knowledge and/or development of a particular application, to optimize the performance of data access and updates to the database. In order to do this, an embodiment of the invention makes use of the developers knowledge of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080091687 - Data management system, data management method, server apparatus, receiving apparatus, control program, and computer-readable recording medium recording same: A server device (1) includes a deletion information decision unit (104) for deciding a file to be deleted to prevent its use in a reception device (2) in the state that a file constituting an AV content to be transmitted is stored in an accumulation unit (202) among files... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080091693 - Managing compound xml documents in a repository: A declarative mechanism is used to manage large documents within a repository. The large documents are sectioned into subdocuments that are linked together by a parent document. The combination of the parent document and subdocument is referred to as a compound document. There are multiple options for configuring rules to... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080091689 - Simple discovery ui of location aware information: A system and method for rendering location dependent information on a communications terminal. A position of the communications terminal is retrieved and presented in a spatial orientation metaphor. A predetermined set of categories comprising objects with location dependent information are retrieved and criteria is determined for the objects to be... Agent: Perman & Green
20080091690 - Simple discovery ui of location aware information: Various embodiments of a method, system and computer program product generate a data model based on a glossary model. The glossary model comprises categories and terms. At least one category of the glossary model comprises at least one term of the terms. The categories have a hierarchical relationship. The categories... Agent: International Business Machines Corp.
20080091695 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for assigning element of structured-text: An apparatus for assigning an element in a structured-text includes a storage unit that stores element-assigning correspondence information in which a structure path expression and assignment information are associated with each other, the structure path expression specifying an element relative to a structured-text that holds elements using a hierarchical logical... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080091691 - Datebase device, database management method, data structure of database, database management program, and computer-readable storage medium storing same program: When a record inserting section inserts a record having a new column value, the record inserting section registers the column value in a CVT such that an extendible array is extended; registers, in a history table, a history value indicating a chronological sequence of array extension; registers, in a coefficient... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080091692 - Information collection in multi-participant online communities: A database of personal information is built and controlled by the individual users creating it. This database can then be used to enhance the functionality and user experience associated with multi-participant online communities. By collecting information from users themselves, and by allowing users to maintain such data, the data can... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office
20080091696 - Mechanism for supporting indexed tagged content in a general purpose data store: A schema identifies a field in a document as a key field. Using an XML schema, the key field can be identified by attaching a property to the element or attribute to be used as a key field (if the XML schema standard is modified to support properties). Otherwise, attributes... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Novell
20080091694 - Transcriptional dictation: A method of dictation in which authors may assign their own words or phrases (UnifiedWords) to introduce various subjects/document elements in a document to be dictated. Each element is terminated with an ending word such as “end-it”. After transcription the UnifiedWords, with associated dictated text, are automatically recognized as introducing... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20080091697 - Efficient method of data reshaping for multidimensional dynamic array objects in the presence of multiple object instantiations: A method of data reshaping for multidimensional dynamic array objects in the presence of multiple object instantiations. The method includes collecting all alias information using interprocedural point escape analysis, and collecting all shape information using interprocedural shape analysis. The method progresses with selecting the candidate dynamic objects based on alias... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rsw
20080091698 - Optimal data storage and access for clustered data in a relational database: A computerized method, program product, and a service that facilitates the storage of multiple rows of data in a relational database. If the data is clustered data, the method, program product and the service first obtains the clustered data from its source. An identifying primary key of the clustered data... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c
20080091699 - Method of converting structured data: A structured data conversion device is designed to convert a set of first structured data into a set of second structured data that is described in a language different from that of the first structured data, and comprises: an inverse conversion information creation unit extracting data as inverse conversion information... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080091708 - Enhanced detection of search engine spam: The enhanced detection of search engine spam is provided in which an information resource is selected, the information resource including a plurality of block-level elements, each of the block-level elements are tokenized into attributes, and a first block-level element database is generated indexing the attributes of the first block-level element.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080091701 - Enterprise rack management method, apparatus and media: An information handling system having a processor and a computer readable medium accessible by the processor and having stored thereon a data structure operable as a directory service. The data structure includes a field comprising an service level object representing a service and comprising data defining roles for the service... Agent: Andrea E. Tran Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20080091703 - Managing compound xml documents in a repository: A declarative mechanism is used to manage large documents within a repository. The large documents are sectioned into subdocuments that are linked together by a parent document. The combination of the parent document and subdocument is referred to as a compound document. There are multiple options for configuring rules to... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080091700 - Network-based document generation and processing: Methods and apparatus for network-based document generation and processing generally include bulk document processing via a document generation service. The document generation service may be configured to generate securities-related and/or insurance-related documents.... Agent: Noblitt & Gilmore, LLC Suite 6000
20080091706 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for processing information: An information processing apparatus includes a storage to store document data; a document-category identifying unit that identifies a document category indicating a use of a document based on a content of the document data; a display unit that displays the document data; a input receiving unit that receives an input... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080091710 - Apparatus, system, and method for defining a metadata schema to facilitate passing data between an extensible markup language document and a hierarchical database: An apparatus, system, and method are provided for defining a metadata schema to facilitate passing data between an XML document and a hierarchical database. The invention includes a database accessor, a document accessor, and an association module. The database accessor accesses a database schema indicative of database field names and... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080091709 - Dynamic accessible reporting tool (dart): A flexible metadata driven and workflow based report generation system is disclosed. The system comprises a Flexible Reporting GUI with four components that allow the user direct control in the creation of a report within a single application: a Data Generator for retrieving data, a Report Designer with a built-in... Agent: Clifford Chance US LLP
20080091702 - Extending cluster allocations in an extensible file system: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080091707 - Method and medium for managing data: The present invention allows a user to create an application to manage a database without writing code. The present invention includes a method of creating a database, creating configuration data relating to the data in the database and generating a user interface based on the configuration data to allow a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20080091711 - Predictive prefetching to improve parallelization of document generation subtasks: In a system in which documents are generated dynamically in response to user requests, historical data is collected regarding data retrieval subtasks, such as service requests, that are performed to generate such documents. This data is used to predict the specific subtasks that will be performed to respond to specific... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080091705 - System to store and access information used to score, group and present nutritional values of food products: A database, system and related method for storing, retrieving, manipulating and presenting nutritional information about food items includes functions and data tables arranged to enable nutritional value scoring and rating. The database, system and method are arranged to enable users to input nutritional information deemed pertinent to assessing the nutritional... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro
20080091704 - Time-addressed database management system: A method of constructing a database for a database application, the method involving for each of a plurality of transactions, receiving input from a user via the database application; constructing a corresponding record that embodies the received input for that transaction; appending a time address to the corresponding record for... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080091713 - Capture of television metadata via ocr: A method of obtaining metadata associated with television programming consistent with certain embodiments, wherein the method is carried out in a control device that does not have direct access to the metadata involves instructing an access device to generate and communicate a signal to the control device suitable for driving... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20080091714 - Efficient partitioning technique while managing large xml documents: A method is provided to efficiently evaluate an expression to determine the partition key for an XML document stored in a database without the entire XML document first being stored in temporary memory storage. The partition key is determined using streaming evaluation or incrementally using a DOM node tree as... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080091712 - Method and system for non-intrusive event sequencing: A system has a repository that stores a plurality of events. Each event requests to utilize one or more functions in a component. An event sequencing module analyzes an event sequencing key of the event if the event requests a function having a component definition that includes an event sequence... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC
20080091716 - Open source publishing system and method: It is a first aspect of the present invention to provide a method of publishing content including the steps of: (a) providing a printed publication having printed content, a storage device storing a content database having digital content, an output device for outputting the digital content, and an interactive user... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20080091715 - Method and system of creating health operating envelope for dynamic systems by unsupervised learning of a sequence of discrete event codes: A method and system for creating healthy operating envelope from only data samples obtained during normal operation/behavior of dynamic systems is provided. This method determines healthy operating envelope by clustering a stream of discrete event code sequences from the underlying system under normal operation condition only. The method is unsupervised,... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20080091729 - Associating a set of related web services having different input data structures with a common identification name: The present invention discloses a solution for overloading a Web service identification name so that multiple services with a common name can be stored in a Web service directory. Each of the services identified by the common name can have a different and unique (for the set of commonly named... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20080091719 - Audio tags: A computer implemented method and computer program product for managing audio information. The process retrieves an audio stream comprising audio information. The process generates a pair of audio tags in an audio tag frequency band. The audio tag frequency band is a frequency band different than the frequency band of... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080091720 - Audio tags: A method, system and computer program product provide an implementation of software. A control flow of a software component is constructed based on a specification model. In various embodiments, the specification model comprises at least one input and at least one requirement referencing the at least one input. At least... Agent: International Business Machines Corp.
20080091718 - Coordinating digital video recorder ('dvr') recording with a user's electronic calendar: Coordinating digital video recorder (‘DVR’) recording with a user's electronic calendar, including establishing, by the DVR on behalf of the user, a user profile on the DVR, where the user profile includes a network location for the user's electronic calendar, the user's electronic calendar is installed upon a remote device,... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20080091724 - Data flow management in generating profile models used in optical metrology: To manage data flow in generating profile models for use in optical metrology, a project data object is created. A first profile model data object is created. The first profile model data object corresponds to a first profile model defined using profile parameters. A version number is associated with the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080091717 - Generation of collaborative playlist based upon musical preference data from multiple digital media players: An apparatus, program product, and method collect musical preference data from a plurality of digital media players and generate therefrom a “collaborative” playlist of media files. The collaborative playlist may be used, for example, to identify and play back media files that most, if not all, of the users of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20080091727 - Innovation by analogy: Various methods, systems and tools are disclosed for solving problems by using analogical reasoning. In various embodiments, a structured approach is provided to problem solving by comparing generalized problem statements to analogous problems with known solutions.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080091721 - Method and system for generating a play tree for selecting and playing media content: A system, method and computer readable medium that generates a play tree for selecting and playing media content is disclosed. The method may include generating a list of media files and displaying the list to the user; receiving the user's selection from the list and playing the selection to the... Agent: Mr. Ronald E. Prass, Jr. Irving, Prass & Stelacone, LLP
20080091726 - Methods for scheduling and completing reservations within an application and systems thereof: A method, computer readable medium, and system for scheduling and completing a reservation includes receiving at least one query for a dynamic event where the query comprises category criteria and date criteria. A dynamic set of one or more options which satisfy the category criteria and the date criteria in... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20080091722 - Mobile phone content-based recommendation of new media: A method of recommending new media to a user based on various information stored and/or collected by, for example, a mobile phone is provided. More particularly, the invention provides a method of recommending new media based on information such as, for example, the content of sent and received text messages,... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20080091731 - Multi-media file automatic updating method and software program thereof: A multi-media file automatic updating method and a software program thereof is disclosed in the present invention. The method includes: through setting the sequence to play a plural of multi-media files, automatically copying a part of the multi-media files to the storage space of a portable device according to the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080091725 - System and method for automatic detection of duplicate digital photos: Hashes of metadata of digital photographs on, e.g., a removable camera memory are compared against values in a hash table representing previously stored photographs on an archive computer to ensure that only previously unstored photos are copied onto the archive computer.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20080091723 - System and method for tagging digital media: A method for tagging digital media is described. The method includes selecting a digital media and selecting region within the digital media. The method may further include associating a person or entity with the selected region and sending a notification of the association the person or entity or a different... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080091728 - Adaptation of location similarity threshold in associative content retrieval: Retrieval of similar content item or documents is provided based on similarity of their location or place. A base location is determined, for example using a GPS device. Location of one or more identified anchor document(s), in a database for example, is determined by extracting location data. Then a first... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080091730 - Computational systems for biomedical data: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting an input identifying at least one allergy, accessing data containing at least one innate determinant associated with the at least one allergy, and accessing data containing at least one acquired determinant associated with the at least... Agent: Searete LLC
20080091732 - Hierarchical system and method for on-demand loading of data in a navigation system: A system providing three-dimensional visual navigation for a mobile unit includes a location calculation unit for calculating an instantaneous position of the mobile unit, a viewpoint control unit for determining a viewing frustum from the instantaneous position, a scenegraph manager in communication with at least one geo-database to obtain geographic... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080091735 - Document management system: Relevant document data are retrieved from a document management server that stores document data in accordance with a user operation at a document management client. A content of the document data is shown to the user at the document management client so that the user can provide an instruction whether... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080091734 - Method and system for filing electronic mails: A method and system for filing electronic mails is disclosed. The method executed on the client side of a mail application allows to propose to a user a list of relevant folders that have been previously used to store e-mails in relation with the current e-mail to be stored. The... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20080091733 - Reusable data query language statements: Techniques are presented for reusable data query language statements. User-defined parameter variables with parameter types are interspersed in data query language statements to form a rule. The rule may execute as a standalone application or as part of another application or service. When the rule is executed, parameter values for... Agent: James M. Stover Intellectual Property Section
20080091736 - Data management system and data management method: A data management system for encrypting management object data and storing the encrypted management object data, and for outputting the management object data, the data management system comprising: an output abnormality detection part for detecting an output abnormality occurring in a terminal device specified for outputting the management object data;... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080091739 - Method and apparatus for managing file systems and file-based data storage: Embodiments of the present invention can comprise systems and methods for managing filesystems and can provide a programmable filesystem with active rules and policies, an n-tier network filesystem, stack mounting, a union filesystem with write-through semantics, a filesystem middleware with selective delegation, a filesystem with a statistical warehouse and/or other... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20080091737 - Reinstatement of database system in an automatic failover configuration: Techniques used in an automatic failover configuration having a primary database system, a standby database system, and an observer. In the automatic failover configuration, the primary database system remains available even in the absence of both the standby and the observer as long as the standby and the observer become... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20080091738 - Standard operating procedure automation in database administration: A plurality of modules and/or engines to manage the operation and health of a plurality of data center assets through the use of standard operating procedures (SOPs). Modules of the present invention are configured to assist IT Administrators to create, and thereafter store in an accessible memory resource, a plurality... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20080091740 - Method for managing a partitioned database in a communication network: A method for managing a database in a communication network comprising the following steps: at least some of a segment to be copied from the database is copied to a copied segment; at least one node which is part of the communication network and intended to receive the copied segment... Agent: Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20080091741 - Rebuilding a storage system: The method also includes receiving an indication of a failure in the storage device, generating a command to rebuild the first set as a first restored set and the second set as a second restored set, and in response to the command, rebuilding the first set of the data and... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20080091742 - System and method for detecting and updating geographical information dataset versions: Software-executed methods employed by computer-based systems deployed via intranets and the Internet are described. The software-executed methods include computer readable instructions to allow access and to identify at least one changing attribute, either spatially related or alphanumerically related, that exists between an originally created Geographical Information System dataset file and... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20080091743 - Methods and systems for simultaneously accessing multiple databases: Multiple databases are accessed simultaneously by forwarding scripts in a parallel or “multi-threaded” manner. Results returned in response to the execution of multiple databases are then aggregated for display or storage purposes. These novel features allow for quicker and more efficient management, code deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of databases in... Agent: Capitol Patent & Trademark Law Firm, PLLC
20080091745 - Digital archive systems, methods and computer program products for linking linked files: A digital archive system includes a plurality of digital files and a user interface that allows a user to designate any one of the files as an anchor file and to link other ones of the files to a designated anchor file. The user interface allows a user to annotate... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080091746 - Disaster recovery method for computer system: A proposed fail over method for taking over task that is preformed on an active server to a backup server, even when the active server and the backup server have different hardware configuration. The method for making a backup server take over task when a fault occurs on a active... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080091744 - Method and apparatus for indexing and searching data in a storage system: A storage system includes a first volume for storing data received from a computer. A second volume stores a copy of the first volume, and a journal volume stores write data written to the first volume as journal entries. Index tables of data stored to the first volume are created... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080091747 - System and method for storage operation access security: A method and system for controlling access to stored data is provided. The storage access control system leverages a preexisting security infrastructure of a system to inform the proper access control that should be applied to data stored outside of its original location, such as a data backup. The storage... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080091749 - File management apparatus, method for controlling file management apparatus, computer program, and storage medium: In order to read data from an external storage medium and automatically sort the data into a plurality of folders to manage the data, a plurality of files sorted into a plurality of folders are read from a plurality of external storage media, file attribute information of the files is... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20080091748 - Storage capacity management system in dynamic area provisioning storage: Provided is a capacity monitoring method used for a computer system including one or more application computers, one or more storage systems, and a management computer. The storage system includes a physical disk and a disk controller. In the capacity monitoring method, a storage area of the physical disk belongs... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080091750 - Web-based secured forum for collaborative inventions creation: A system and method for bringing together potential co-inventors, developing a patent proposal, negotiating for rights in a patent draft, and writing a patent draft. A subscriber list is created and kept in a Subscriber Database. A pool of potential co-inventors is created by a Patent Proposal Server, which stores... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20080091751 - System for image storing: A system for image storing contains image downloading tool from image sources, system administering tool, screen for displaying downloaded images and image archive comprising the units of archiving images to the archive and searching images from archive. The purpose of the proposed system is to create an image archiving system,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch04/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category patent applications
20080086443 - Community driven search using macros: A community custom search or community search macro is created whereby users access a custom search or search macro from their computing devices. The users can execute the custom search or search macro to return search results. The users can edit the custom search or search macro to modify its... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080086442 - Mapreduce for distributed database processing: An input data set is treated as a plurality of grouped sets of key/value pairs, which enhances the utility of the MapReduce programming methodology. By utilizing such a grouping, map processing can be carried out independently on two or more related but possibly heterogeneous datasets (e.g., related by being characterized... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/yahoo
20080086446 - Identifying a sequence of blocks of data to retrieve based on a query: A computer-executable method receives at least one query that specifies requests involving blocks of data. Based on information associated with at least one query, a sequence is identified relating to an order in which the blocks are to be retrieved into a storage for processing the requests. An output is... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080086448 - Method of generating node indentifier in tree structure: Provided are a method of generating a node identifier including padding information and location information, in a tree structure, a computer-readable storage medium storing a program for executing a method of generating a node identifier in a tree structure, and a terminal apparatus using the tree structure. The location information... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.l.p.
20080086447 - Methods and systems for bulk row save logic in an object relational mapping layer and application framework: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for saving multiple rows together through an object relational mapping layer to a database. These mechanisms and methods for saving multiple rows together can enable embodiments to detect faults in the save operation(s) and recover. The ability of embodiments to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080086445 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for optimizing query evaluation and processing in a subscription notification service: A method, system, and computer program product for optimizing query evaluation and processing services in a subscription notification system are provided. The method includes determining hierarchical relationships among a set of subscription queries received from subscription client systems. The hierarchical relationships are determined by identifying subscription queries that are subsets... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20080086444 - System and method for improving cardinality estimation in a relational database management system: A system and method for improving cardinality estimation in a relational database management system is provided. The method is suitable for use with a query optimizer for improved estimation of various predicates in the query optimizer's cost estimation plan by combining pre-computed statistics and information from sampled data. The system... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Ibm Tuscon Division
20080086455 - Communicating appointment and/or mapping information among a calendar application and a navigation application: According to one general aspect, a method for providing directions to an appointment location appearing in a calendar application includes identifying an appointment in a calendar application, determining a geographic location of the appointment, identifying another geographic location associated with a user of the calendar application, generating directions between the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080086450 - Interface for on-line database and patent searching: Interfaces, systems and methods for searching a plurality of electronic databases, including patent databases. Downloaded database records can be adapted to a common format that includes hyperlinks to respective databases. Software for manipulating one or more of the database records is accessed via a chordal interface, wherein selection of individual... Agent: Steven N. Bittenson
20080086462 - List search method for mobile terminal: A list search method for a mobile terminal is disclosed. The list search method includes displaying list items of a list requested by a user, and placing a cursor on one of the displayed list items in a visually identifiable manner, inputting at least one numeric key during display of... Agent: Cha & Reiter, Llc
20080086460 - Local search directory techniques: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing and/or facilitating local searching. Basic information is imported from an external data provider about the businesses that are located in a particular locality. A customization feature allows each business to optionally add additional details to a respective business profile associated with the... Agent: Gosnell & Associates, Inc. C/o Intellevate
20080086453 - Method and apparatus for correlating the results of a computer network text search with relevant multimedia files: The Invention is a method and apparatus for automatic retrieval, organization, correlation and presentation of text, image, audio, or video data in a sequential manner. A user searches a database available on a computer network using a text search engine to locate a text document. The text document is automatically... Agent: Robert S. Lipton, Esquire
20080086454 - Real time web usage reporter using ram: A system that improves the real time presentation of web analytics data to clients. Real time data is improved in one embodiment by using a messaging system that directs the data stream to RAM memory, before it is sent to the database. A separate path is provided for presenting the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080086452 - System and method for selecting records from a list with privacy protections: A system and method for selecting records from a list with privacy protections is provided. A user wishes to view a record, such as one that includes a person's medical history, located in a record storage area. In order to prevent the user from viewing records other than the specific... Agent: Ibm Corporation - Svl (jvl) C/o Vanleeuwen & Vanleeuwen
20080086451 - System and method to provide custom constraints for faceted exploration: The Facet Navigator permits users to set custom constraints for searching databases by facet, displays facets representing fields in a database, and provides a manipulator for each facet. The manipulator may be a slider bar, or a drop-down menu, or some other interactive device known to persons skilled in the... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rus) C/o Rudolf O Siegesmund Gordon & Rees, LLP
20080086456 - Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications: Systems and methods are discussed for providing guidance for Internet-delivered media. In some embodiments, information on available media on the Internet is gathered. The information is associated with existing media guidance data. The associations enable a media guidance application to identify relevant online media and to display listings in a... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20080086464 - Efficient method of location-based content management and delivery: A program storing computer-readable instructions therein for instructing a computer to perform analytical steps for generating a spatial hierarchical identifiers that corresponds to a spatial hierarchy used on a server, the program includes a recording medium readable by the computer; and the computer instructions stored on said recording medium instructing... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
20080086463 - Leveraging related content objects in a records management system: A records management system may include a records storage system configured to store and retrieve information about records, an interface configured to communicate information about the records, and an information management system configured to declare a group of related content objects as a record that is representative of the group... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20080086465 - Establishing document relevance by semantic network density: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for establishing document relevance by semantic network density. When a search query is received, one or more semantic networks are identified which contain nodes matching one or more terms in the search query. An edge density is determined for... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080086468 - Identifying sight for a location: A method and system for identifying sights associated with a location and for displaying images associated with those sights is provided. A tour system identifies sights associated with a location by submitting a search request formed using the location to an image search service. The tour system identifies salient phrases... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080086467 - Ranking domains using domain maturity: Ranking domains for search engines is provided herein. To rank a domain, contributing domains associated with the domain are identified. Additionally, the maturity of each of the contributing domains is determined. A rank for the domain is then determined based at least in part on the maturity of each of... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080086466 - Search method: A computer-implemented method of generating data indicating relevance of a first object to a particular criterion. The method comprises identifying a plurality of second objects referenced by said first object; determining the relevance of each of said plurality of second objects to the particular criterion; and generating data indicating the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080086469 - Model-based self-optimizing distributed information management: Disclosed are a method, information processing system, and computer readable medium for managing data collection in a distributed processing system. The method includes dynamically collecting at least one statistical query pattern associated with a selected group of information processing nodes. The statistical query pattern is dynamically collected from a plurality... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco Pl
20080086470 - Hierarchical locking in b-tree indexes: Portions of a B-tree index in a database are locked for concurrency control. In one example, hierarchical lock modes are provided that permit locking a key, a gap between the key and the next key, and a combination of the key and the gap. In another example, key range locking... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080086471 - Method and system for sharing bookmarks amongst a community of academic system users: A system of hardware and software provides a community of academic institution-related users with a central repository for storing, searching, and retrieving bookmarks from amongst the users. The bookmarks are tagged with user-specified labels as well as academic institution related metadata such as a course identifier and/or discipline identifier. As... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery
20080086473 - Computerized management of grouping access rights: Methods and apparatus determine a set of transactions that may be assigned to a grouping within a computer system or application. The set of transactions may be analyzed and assigned on the basis of statistical analysis of the actual usage versus current authorizations. In addition, the set of transactions may... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080086475 - Internet memory website: A website is operated by a first party and electronically hosts a personal web page of a second party and other personal web pages of a plurality of third parties. The second and third parties are enabled to electronically access their respective personal web pages, and the first, second, and... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080086472 - Supporting multiple security mechanisms in a database driver: A method, computer program product, and database driver for connecting a client to a database server are provided. The method, computer program product, and database driver provide for providing a generic interface, the generic interface being operable to interoperate with one or more non-GSSAPI (Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface)... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080086474 - System for providing data to third party users: A member to user information system that makes a person's vital information readily available to third party users when that person is not available. The member to user information system includes an interface system, a storage system, and a verification system. The interface system allows multiple non-administrative members to individually... Agent: Dunlap Codding & Rogers, P.c.
20080086483 - File service system in personal area network: Provided is a file service system in a personal area network (PAN), which can improve accessibility of data by defining a semantic file addressing scheme and its construction mechanism on the network, as well as extensibility of data management, such as an automatic backup and replication, by including two separated... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.c.
20080086477 - Locally storing web-based database data: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for locally storing Web-based database data. Embodiments of the present invention permit Web-based database data to be locally stored at a computer system to increase the efficiency of rendering the Web-based database data within a Web browser at the... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080086481 - Method and apparatus for controlling database in mobile communication terminal: A method and apparatus for controlling a database of a mobile communication terminal that can automatically store information about a content file by downloading and storing the content file through an external network; extracting information about the stored content file; and adding information about the extracted content file to the... Agent: Cha & Reiter, Llc
20080086482 - Method and system for allowing access to developed applications via a multi-tenant on-demand database service: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for allowing access to developed applications via a multi-tenant on-demand database service, in a controlled environment. These mechanisms and methods for providing such access can enable embodiments to provide additional control over the development process as well as the access... Agent: Zilka-kotab, Pc
20080086479 - Method and system for governing resource consumption in a multi-tenant system: A database system includes servers configured to receive requests from user systems. Each server includes a local and a global store. Each local store stores the number of requests received by its server. The system includes a processor configured to receive the number of requests from servers. The processor is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080086476 - Method for providing news syndication discovery and competitive awareness: The present invention is a method for providing news syndication discovery and competitive awareness. The method includes generating a first search set, the first search set including at least one URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for being searched to determine if the at least one URL syndicates content from a first... Agent: Ibm Corporation (swp)
20080086485 - Process and system for tracking, combining and reporting on data from multiple organizations: What is disclosed is a process and system for storing, combining, reporting and presenting data from multiple platforms. An embodiment of the present invention permits single or multiple platforms to present data for storage in a central database. Data may be added manually, imported in from another file or website,... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20080086478 - Semantical partitioning of data: Data can be extracted from one or more data sources. Thereafter, the extracted data can be transformed to a format compatible with a plurality of structurally identical data targets so that the transformed data can be loaded into the plurality of data targets via data transfer processes. The data transfer... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.c.
20080086484 - Server system for serving extended content feeds to clients: At a system remotely located from a client retrieves, for each of a plurality of content feeds, a currently published set of content items for a respective content feed, and merges the retrieved content items into a previously stored set of previously published content items for the respective content feed.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20080086480 - System and methods for temporary data management in shared disk cluster: System and methods for temporary data management in shared disk cluster configurations is described. In one embodiment, a method for managing temporary data storage comprises: creating a global temporary database accessible to all nodes of the cluster on shared storage; creating a local temporary database accessible to only a single... Agent: John A. Smart
20080086449 - Apparatus, method and program for refreshing a summary table: An apparatus is provided with base table storage sections that store base tables and delta tables for the base tables, a summary table storage section that stores a summary table for storing results of queries to a plurality of base tables and delta information about the summary table, delta data... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer
20080086461 - File management method: There is provided a technique for facilitating file marking by adding attribute information to the file according to read of biometric information. Biometric information is read from a living body moving and attribute information abased on the biometric information is added to the file. According to the biometric information which... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080086459 - Information publication system, method and apparatus: The invention relates to a set of computer executable instructions stored on a computer readable medium which are configured to implement a method of publishing information formatted for presentation using internet protocols. The instructions provided are configured to execute an initial step of delivering to a content author at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080086457 - Method and apparatus for preprocessing a plurality of documents for search and for presenting search result: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for preprocessing a plurality of documents for search and presenting search result and a system for searching documents that comprises these apparatuses. Wherein the search result comprises at least one candidate document, and each of the at least one document is assigned... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)
20080086458 - Social interaction tagging: Systems (and corresponding methods) that enable use of tagging technology and tag management within a social networking environment are disclosed. These tags can include words, phrases, symbols, pictures, audio clips, video clips or the like. The innovation enables ‘snag-a-tag’ functionality whereby users can ‘snag’ (or copy) tags from other user's... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080086487 - Data processing apparatus for propagative correlation: The background module comprises a cross-classifier (12) for converting the raw matrix into reclassified matrix blocks according to a criterion that combines a presence metric of the matrix element and a value metric of the matrix element, and the selection manager (16) operates on the basis of the reclassified matrix... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080086486 - Hierarchical federation metadata: Shared Federation Metadata. A data structures may be implemented in a networked computing environment including federation. A federation includes two or more organizations coupled in a fashion such that authentication and authorization statements span the organizations in accordance with a pre-defined policy. A computer readable medium may include a data... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080086490 - Discovery of services matching a service request: A system may include an enhancement unit and a matching unit. The enhancement unit may be to compute an enhanced request set of keywords that include keywords of a request set of keywords of a service request and a related keyword. The related keyword may be represented by an ontology... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20080086492 - Information processing apparatus, image processing apparatus, data conversion method, and computer-readable medium storing data conversion program: An information processing apparatus is disclosed that includes a system acquisition data conversion unit that converts system acquisition data acquired as information for use by one or more applications installed in the information processing apparatus into universal data, and an application usable data conversion unit that converts the universal data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080086489 - Low error rate interface for untrained users based on a method and system for event tracking: A method of event tracking in a production environment includes storing each of at least one production event identifier in association with a respective plurality of expected production events prior to production. During production, a production event identifier is received from a user interface associated with the production environment to... Agent: Matthew D. Powell Sim & Mcburney
20080086491 - Multimedia management and playback apparatus: Apparatus for playing and managing multimedia items include a primary storage, a browser and a converter. The converter is used for converting multimedia items from a first item type to a second item type. The browser provides a unified operating interface for accessing multimedia items of both the first item... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080086488 - System and method for enhanced text matching: The disclosure describes search systems and methods in which exact token searches, spelling suggestions, and split-token searches are used in conjunction to return search results to the user. Depending on the number and relevancy of results for the search query results from each of the steps the results are either... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080086493 - Apparatus and method for organization, segmentation, characterization, and discrimination of complex data sets from multi-heterogeneous sources: A system and method is disclosed for modeling and discriminating complex data sets of large information systems. The system and method aim at detecting and configuring data sets of different categories in nature into a set of structures that distinguish the categorical features of the data sets. The method and... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080086499 - Business process change analysis and test case adaptation based on change detection: Methods and apparatuses enable comparing a current system configuration of a test system with a previous system configuration to determine whether differences exist between the two configurations and information about the technical objects used when performing a business transaction. The comparison can be performed via configuration metadata available for both... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP
20080086496 - Communal tagging: A technique is provided for associating user-created tags with website communities. A website community comprises one or more websites that each comprise one or more webpages. In one approach, multiple users associate multiple tags with multiple webpages of different websites. Based on a first tag set that is associated with... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080086497 - Enabling notifications pertaining to an asset: A method for enabling notifications pertaining to an asset is disclosed. The method receives information from a first reporting source about an asset. In addition, information from a second reporting source about the asset is also received. A database is then populated with the information from the first reporting source... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20080086495 - Integration of database reporting with erp systems: Increased reporting capabilities from a database system may be available in a customer relationship system while functionality of the customer relationship management system is maintained.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20080086498 - Novel database: A non-relational transactional and analytical database is described. It has a novel data architecture that allows data to persist without requiring any schema definition. The database also provides a file system with in-built versioning, reliability and security and can be deployed in a distributed environment. The approach adopted is to... Agent: Moore & Hansen, Pllp
20080086494 - Transfer and synchronization of media data: Improved methods and systems that facilitate transfer and synchronization of data, namely, media data, between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a portable media device (e.g., portable media player) are disclosed. By coupling the portable media device to different host devices at different times, media data can be transferred... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, Pc
20080086500 - Menu based scheduling process for an employee time and attendance recording system: A user enters data about a resource into a computer using a method wherein the user selects a data field in which the data is to be entered. In response to that selection, the computer reviews previously stored records related to the resource to find instances of data contained in... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080086501 - Adaptable computing architecture: A computing architecture. In one embodiment, the computing architecture includes a kernel that contains data and instructions in one or more database tables. A first mechanism selectively executes instructions stored in the one or more database tables to instantiate one or more objects or wrappers to encapsulate one or more... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, Pc
20080086507 - Automated letters patent analysis support system and method: An automated letters patent analysis support system and method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a document parser configured to scan at least one item in target letters patent and derive therefrom a set of key parameters, (2) a rule generator associated with the document parser and configured iteratively... Agent: Hitt Gaines, Pc Lsi Corporation
20080086506 - Automated records management with hold notification and automatic receipts: A records management system and method includes sending periodic notifications to record owners and managers when their records are under a hold order. Also, return receipts in response to an e-mail message related to a record are automatically declared as records themselves and linked to the original record.... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20080086502 - Dynamic configuration of multiple sources and source types in a business process: A computer implemented method, data processing system, computer usable program code, and apparatus are provided for dynamically configuring a document sharing system. A document sharing system receives a first request to add a new image file type to the document sharing system. A configuration file is identified for the new... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.c.
20080086511 - Image display controlling apparatus, method of controlling image display, and storage medium: An application program package (APP) in a Web server extracts attribute information about an image file registered in a public folder (for example, subject feature information about a subject appearing in the image file). The APP calculates a reference value of the subject feature information from the subject feature information... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20080086503 - Information processing system for processing prospective indication information: Selected embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, methods and media for receiving prospective indication information and processing the received prospective indication information to generate result information. In certain embodiments, among others, a user is prompted to provide the prospective indication information, and at least a portion of the prospective... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ At&t Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080086505 - Presenting user interfaces based on messages: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, to present user interfaces in an application based on messages received at the application. An application may execute in a virtual machine (e.g., in an ADOBE FLASH PLAYER) and receive a message characterizing a user interface component. Thereafter, one or more elements of... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.c.
20080086509 - System and method for asset management: A system and method for asset management is disclosed. The method receives information from a first reporting source about an asset. In addition, information from a second reporting source about an asset is also received. A database is then populated with the information from the first reporting source and the... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20080086508 - System and method for providing asset management information to a customer: A system and method for providing asset management information to a customer is disclosed. The method receives information from a first reporting source about an asset. In addition, information from a second reporting source about an asset is also received. A database is then populated with the information from the... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20080086512 - System and method for sports group administration: A system for sports group management, including a sports group management server, a plurality of databases accessible by the server including at least one of a player database, a substitute database, and a schedule database, an Internet accessible user interface, software for receiving group data via the user interface, the... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, Llc
20080086504 - Virtual interview system: A virtual interview system that includes: a web accessible interface for interviewers and candidates, a database, and one or more workstations for accessing job postings and conducting interviews. The web accessible interface allows interview candidates to provide profile information and resume information. In addition, the web accessible interface allows interviewers... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, Llc
20080086510 - Method and device to determine a descriptor for a signal representing a multimedia item, device for retrieving items in a database, device for classification of multimedia items in a database: The invention concerns a method and a device to determine a descriptor for a signal representing a multimedia item. The method comprises the step of applying to said signal a first bank of directional filters in order to obtain a first set of coefficients. According to the invention the method... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing Llc
20080086514 - Methods and systems for providing fault recovery to side effects occurring during data processing: Embodiments may recover from faults by forming a new set of rows by removing rows associated with faulting save operations and repeating the saving and forming operations using the new set of rows until a set of rows that can be saved from the known start state without fault is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080086513 - Using file backup software to generate an alert when a file modification policy is violated: A method and data processing system for using file backup software to generate an alert when a file modification policy is violated. File backup software is installed on a computer to monitor a plurality of files. If the file backup software detects a modification to a file, the file backup... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080086516 - Automatically changing a database system's redo transport mode to dynamically adapt to changing workload and network conditions: Techniques for automatically changing the mode used in a primary database system to transport redo to a standby database system in response to changing workload and network conditions. The techniques are implemented in a database system that has a constraining redo transport mode that can potentially constrain the rate at... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, Pc
20080086515 - Method and system for a soft error collection of trace files: A trace file collection system for implementing a trace file collection method for a soft error collection of one or more trace files associated with a data processing device. The method involves a periodic retrieval of an error log from the data processing device, a comparison of two or more... Agent: Frank C. Nicholas Cardinal Law Group
20080086517 - Method and system for version control in a reprogrammable security system: Methods and systems for securing code in a reprogrammable security system are provided and may comprise detecting when a prior version of code is copied over a subsequent version of code. Operations within the system may be controlled based upon detection of the prior version of code. A unique version... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080086518 - Session sensitive data backups and restores: Techniques for the session sensitive data backups and restores are presented. Data having a plurality of hard linked file references are backed up and restored once during a backup operation. Any modifications to the backed up data are noted as session-specific versions and also backed up once. The hard linked... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell04/03/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category patent applications
20080082476 - Extensible dependency management framework and method: The present invention provides an extensible dependency management framework and method. Specifically, the present invention provides dependency management handler(s) and dispatcher(s) (e.g., revalidation and/or refactoring). The handlers are created and registered by users of the framework. When a change to a resource is detected, a notification is received by a... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & Dalessandro LLC
20080082477 - Key phrase extraction from query logs: A method, media and data structure for extraction of key-phrase-content pairs are provided. Query logs having user queries and corresponding web results are processed to generate a content-to-key phrase index that includes key phrases. The query logs are filtered and key phrases are derived from the queries included in the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080082478 - System, method, and apparatus for retrieving structured document and apparatus for managing structured document: A plan generating unit generates an execution plan based on a retrieval request. An acquiring unit acquires, from a structure-information storing unit, statistical information corresponding to a logical structure to be retrieved. An associating unit acquires, from a rule storing unit, an expression format corresponding to a condition satisfied by... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080082480 - Data normalization: A computing paradigm where information can be aggregated from multiple services/programs within a ‘cloud-based’ environment is provided. Thus, the system can provide a uniform interface that can combine computational tasks across the multiple services/programs. Thus, the innovation takes advantage of the computing device being a ‘thin client’ which affords greater... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080082479 - Head-to-head comparisons: Providing a comparison of a set of similar items is disclosed. In some embodiments, a selection of a set of similar items to be included in a comparison is received from a first member of an online community, and the comparison is stored so that the comparison can be presented... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.
20080082483 - Method and apparatus for normalizing protein name using ontology mapping: Provided is a method and apparatus for normalizing a protein name using ontology mapping. A method for normalizing a protein name using ontology mapping, which includes the steps of: a) extracting a protein name from an input of a biological article; b) analyzing a protein code corresponding to the protein... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080082481 - System and method for characterizing a web page using multiple anchor sets of web pages: An improved system and method is provided for characterizing a web page using multiple anchor sets of web pages. To do so, web pages in a collection of unknown web pages may be characterized using known anchor sets of web pages with different characterizations that may be linked to the... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20080082494 - Apparatus and method for generating queries and reports: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to extract data model object information and report data values from data model objects in at least one semantic abstraction to define indexed fields. A search query is received. The search query is applied against the indexed fields to define matching data... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080082493 - Apparatus and method for receiving a report: A method of receiving a report includes submitting a search query, receiving a proposed abstract query and report search results, and accepting a choice between submitting the proposed abstract query to generate a report and designating an existing report from the report search results. A report is then received in... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080082495 - Apparatus and method for searching reports: A method of searching at least one report includes extracting at least one of report element instance content, report element instance metadata, report element instance data, and at least one of associated report element instance context content, report element instance context metadata and report element instance context data to define... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080082491 - Assessing author authority and blog influence: A facility for determining article influence and author authority based upon cites of the author's articles by other authors is described. Authors post new articles to their blog covering one or more memes, which describe the content of the article. The facility determines other web pages that share the same... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080082500 - Computational systems for biomedical data: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that accept an input defining at least one medical condition; identify within one or more sets of study data at least one agent having a defined level of efficacy in treating the at least one medical condition; identify at... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080082503 - Computational systems for biomedical data: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that accepting an input identifying a treatment target in search of an agent, the input associated with at least one query parameter; determining, based on the input, at least one subset of study data for which at least one adverse... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080082492 - Data processing system and method for computer assisted learning: A data processing system includes: means for accessing a medical case database; means for entering case-related data in the case database; means for accessing a medical specialty questions database; means for generating a query for the specialty questions database with the help of the case-related data; means for displaying a... Agent: Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20080082505 - Document searching apparatus and computer program product therefor: A document searching apparatus includes an input unit that inputs a search query for conducting a search in a structured document, the structured document being obtained by expressing elements included in a document in a hierarchical manner; a query converting unit that converts a query sentence constituting the search query... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080082484 - Fast processing of an xml data stream: To answer one or more queries of semistructured data, an answer automaton is constructed, based at least in part on the queries and on a schema of the data. The answer automaton is applied to the data to answer the queries. Preferably, to construct the answer automaton, a schema automaton... Agent: Dr. Mark Friedman Ltd. C/o Bill Polkinghorn
20080082506 - Information processing apparatus and method, program and recording medium: Herein disclosed an information processing apparatus including converting means and retrieval means, wherein the converting means converts content feature quantities using functions adapted to convert a plurality of feature quantities attached to a plurality of pieces of content so that the distance between pieces of content defined by the plurality... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080082504 - Method and system for applying a group of instructions to metadata: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for applying a group of instructions to metadata in the context of an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for applying a group of instructions to metadata can enable embodiments that ensure that “all or none” of the operations... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20080082497 - Method and system for identifying and displaying images in response to search queries: A method and system are disclosed that associate search keywords with relevant images from within sources, such as books, magazines, journals, etc., thereby making the images available for search using the associated keyword. Such associations enable a search engine to identify, in response to a search query, a relevant image... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080082510 - Method for high-throughput identification of distributed broadcast content: A method and system of performing high-throughput identifications of broadcast content is provided. A device can send a content identification query, which includes a sample of content being broadcast, to a server to request an identity of the content. The server will perform a computational identification of the content, return... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20080082501 - Methods and systems for formulating and executing concept-structured queries of unorganized data: Methods and systems for formulating and executing concept-structured queries of unorganized data are described. One described method for searching an unstructured data set includes receiving at least one user specified category whose definition is unconstrained, receiving at least one user specified token associated with the at least one category, generating... Agent: King & Spalding LLP (saic Customer Number) Attn: George T. Marcou
20080082498 - Multimedia server with channel control module and methods for use therewith: A multimedia server module includes a first transceiver module that modulates an encoded signal to produce a first radio frequency (RF) signal and that transmits the first RF signal to a client module over a first transceiver channel when the first transceiver module is in a transceive mode. The first... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20080082485 - Personalized information retrieval search with backoff: Query logs are accessed to obtain queries, user information that specifies a user from which the query was received, a long with a selected result that was selected by the specified user who authored the query. This query log information is used to identify classes of users that looked for... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080082486 - Platform for user discovery experience: The present invention is directed towards a platform for user discovery. A method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises receiving a request from a user to initiate a search for content items previously indexed and associated with one or more tags by a community of users and identifying... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080082487 - Process and apparatus for managing requests for service: The present invention provides a process and apparatus for managing requests for service. A process for managing requests for service in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: receiving a request for service (RFS) from a customer; designing a solution for the RFS; developing a proposal for the... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080082490 - Rich index to cloud-based resources: The innovation enables generation of an index of cloud-based resources (e.g., data, services, applications). The index can be used to retrieve a subset of the cloud-based resources by analyzing a user-generated or standing query. ‘Identity’ and contextual factors can be incorporated to enable rich indexing as well as subsequent retrieval... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080082489 - Row identifier list processing management: A method, computer program product, and system for managing row identifier (RID) list processing on an index are provided. The method, computer program product, and system provide for accessing one or more key values in the index based on one or more keys specified in a query, retrieving a plurality... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080082499 - Summarizing reviews: Summarizing a set of reviews is disclosed. In some embodiments, a set of reviews is analyzed, e.g., by an at least partially automated process. A summary of the information included in the set of reviews is provided. The summary includes a visual indication of a range and distribution of opinions... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.
20080082509 - System and method for active browing: Systems and methods are provided that employ a client side browser application and server side website applications that use optimization, prefetching, and caching of user interactions. These are used in combination with mouseover callouts to provide browsable search result refinements and additional product information. The systems and methods can be... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20080082507 - System and methods for providing content over a data communications network and compensating content owners and resource providers: A method for providing data content over a data communications network and compensating data content providers and data content owners is provided. According to the method, in response to a search query conveyed from a data content requester over the data communications network, at least one network-connected node which stores... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080082502 - Systems and methods for storing and searching data in a customer center environment: Systems and methods for storing and searching a customer center environment. In this regard, a representative method comprises: generating data from workforce applications, at least one of the workforce applications including at least one of forecasting, scheduling, recording, and monitoring functionalities; storing the data in unstructured databases, at least one... Agent: M. Paul Qualey, Jr. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer
20080082496 - Verifying a record as part of an operation to modify the record: Provided are a method, system and article of manufacture for verifying a record as part of an operation to modify the record. A search request is received to determine whether a record matches a value. A first component executes the search request to determine if the record matches the value.... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20080082488 - Virtual block storage to filesystem translator: A system for a block storage client to work with data blocks in a virtual filesystem (VFS) where the actual data for the data blocks is stored in a real filesystem (RFS). A virtual block mapping table caches references to the actual data in files and directory structures of the... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20080082514 - Method and apparatus for integrating relational and hierarchical data: Methods and apparatus for integrating relational and hierarchical data, schema definitions, and queries in a data processing system are provided. It is determined if one or more schema definitions or one or more query expressions are provided as input to the data processing system. The one or more schema definitions... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080082516 - System for and method of searching distributed data base, and information management device: A search system includes a plurality of information management devices that manage a plurality of databases (DBs), and a search device. The search device includes a plan generation unit that generates a search plan from a search request, a determination unit determines the information management devices each of which executes... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080082523 - Apparatus, computer program product and system for processing information: In an information processing apparatus, an extracting unit extracts a feature quantity from a subject content. A detecting unit detects from the second content a similar portion where a degree of coincidence between each feature quantity extracted from the second content and the feature quantity included in the key information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080082524 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for selecting instances: An instance selecting apparatus stores a plurality of instances each of which includes an item name and an item value. The item name denotes the name of an item, whereas the item value denotes the value of the item. When having received a meta information that includes an item name... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080082517 - Change assistant: The present subject mater relates to software application configuration and, more particularly, a change assistant for software application configuration. Some of the various embodiment described herein provide systems, methods, and software to identify a need for an application change and query a database of application change solution recommendations as a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20080082522 - Computational systems for biomedical data: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that accepting an input identifying at least one treatment target in search of an agent; accessing at least one dataset containing at least one agent for use in the context of the at least one treatment target; applying at least... Agent: Searete LLC
20080082527 - Database generation and use aid apparatus: A precedent database is generated by registering location indicating information that shows location of each of a plurality of precedent data. A knowledge database is generated by repeating processes of carrying out a search of this precedent database according to a specified condition formula and registering knowledge names representing results... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080082525 - File storage system, file storing method and file searching method therein: A file storage system, a file storing method, and a file searching method. In the file storing method, a single file to be stored is classified into at least one or more objects, and the classified objects are classified into pages with a serial number. One storage device to record... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080082521 - Method and apparatus for information visualization and analysis: A method and apparatus for analyzing, organizing and manipulating data for use by computer-executable programs by performing the steps of providing a set of documents wherein each document is provided from a document source, mapping the documents to a location in multi-dimensional space wherein each document's position in multidimensional space... Agent: Douglas E. Mckinley, Jr.
20080082526 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for searching structured document: A condition generating unit generates a hierarchical-type search condition including a search target structure ID and a search result structure ID. A first acquiring unit acquires an object ID corresponding to the search target structure ID to which a vocabulary index is not attached. A candidate generating unit generates a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080082520 - Methods and apparatuses for information analysis on shared and distributed computing systems: Apparatuses and computer-implemented methods for analyzing, on shared and distributed computing systems, information comprising one or more documents are disclosed according to some aspects. In one embodiment, information analysis can comprise distributing one or more distinct sets of documents among each of a plurality of processes, wherein each process performs... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20080082519 - Methods and systems for managing similar and dissimilar entities: Search criteria and potential targets of searches are each represented by a classification of attributes. The search classifications and target classifications are compared to determine whether a target matches or loosely matches the search criteria. The search classifications and target classifications may be modified to increase the chance of a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080082518 - Strategy for providing query results based on analysis of user intent: A strategy is described for responding to a user's query based on a consideration of the user's intent in entering the query. The user's intent, in turn, is determined by examining prior query-related behavior of a population of users.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080082528 - Systems and methods for ranking search engine results: Systems and methods for ranking search engine results on the basis of a primary score resulting from a primary ranking influence and/or a secondary score resulting from a secondary ranking influence. The primary score and the secondary score rank factors over which a website owner or advertising agency has no... Agent: Modiano & Associati
20080082529 - Comparing taxonomies: A system for comparing a first taxonomy and a second taxonomy. The system may comprise at least one processor having associated cache memory, a cache module and a comparison module. The cache module may be configured to load a portion of a comparison sample to the cache memory. The comparison... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20080082531 - Clustering system and method: In order to clustering documents, document vectors are formed for each of a plurality of documents of a corpus and plurality of reference vectors is generated. The document vectors are then compared to the reference vectors to generate similarity values for each of the document vectors. The document vectors are... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20080082535 - Method and system for automatically generating a communication interface: A method includes determining, by a conversion tool, at least one specific data associated with an interface of a service of a first application, the determining comprising retrieving metadata associated with the service of the first application, the metadata describing the specific data; and automatically generating, by the conversion tool,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080082534 - Method and system for providing locking behavior: A method includes receiving by a first application an input from a user; performing a service by the second application, the service related to the input received by the first application; obtaining a log of all data locks set by the second application while performing the service, wherein the log... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080082533 - Persistent locks/resources for concurrency control: The state of locks maintained in volatile memory by the master for the resources are preserved after termination of the master. The locks are preserved by storing persistent copies of the locks. The persistently stored copies of the locks are accessible to other nodes in a multi-node system of the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080082532 - Using counter-flip acknowledge and memory-barrier shoot-down to simplify implementation of read-copy update in realtime systems: A technique for realtime-safe detection of a grace period for deferring the destruction of a shared data element until pre-existing references to the data element have been removed. A grace period identifier is provided for readers of the shared data element to consult. A next grace period is initiated by... Agent: Walter W. Duft
20080082538 - Access management in an off-premise environment: A system that can assist users to manage a personal active directory for all of their information maintained within a cloud-based environment is provided. The identity of a client that accesses data is monitored and recorded in a log. In turn, this information can be made available to the owner... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080082537 - Method and system for collecting sales prospect information: A device and method for collecting point of contact information for individuals, in which personal identification information associated with an individual is obtained and stored, and contemporaneous observation data associated with the individual, such as an audio or video information is captured, stored and automatically associated with personal identification information... Agent: Douglas Wyatt
20080082540 - Methods and systems for controlling access to custom objects in a database: In embodiments, methods and systems for controlling access to custom objects are provided. These techniques for controlling access to custom objects can enable embodiments to utilize a key for the protection of the security of data that is to remain private while not compromising efficiency of a query. The key... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080082536 - Role based internet access and individualized role based systems to view biometric information: A web based application makes data conveniently and readily available to individuals dispersed from a common collection site or database. Individuals can access various levels of retrospective or previously stored data in the database only in accordance with pre-defined roles, or levels which can be established at log on.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080082547 - Apparatus and method for automatically migrating user's working data: An apparatus and method for automatically migrating user's working data by using automatic work data migration apparatuses connected respectively to work devices. In the method, the automatic work data migration apparatus detects that the user leaves or accesses the work device. User work data related to the work device are... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080082543 - Automatic detection of hidden networks: It is determined whether a mobile user device is within transmission range of one or hidden networks. A list of known networks may be accessed, the list including broadcast and hidden networks. For the hidden networks, the network connection component may instruct a network interface to actively probe for the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20080082542 - Facilitating performance of tasks via distribution using third-party sites: Techniques are described for facilitating performance of tasks by human users. A task exchange server system acts an intermediary to facilitate performance by human task performer users of tasks provided by other task requesters, such as by providing information about tasks via an electronically accessible site. The task exchange server... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080082544 - Method and system to validate a write for a device on a serial bus: A method and system, the method including, in some embodiments, calculating, by a message originator, a first check sum byte, appending the first check sum byte to the message, sending the message from the originator to a client over a single wire serial bus, and determining, by the client, a... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080082549 - Multi-dimensional web-enabled data viewer: A system and method for the rendering and display of multi-dimensional data on a thin client. The system allows for the collection of multi-dimensional data layers from internet servers, the compositing of the layers and the rendering of the layers as rasterized images to be sent to a client or... Agent: Dennis M. Carleton, Esquire Fox Rothschild LLP
20080082545 - Proxy operations on client devices: A client device is configurable to operate as a proxy for server operations. In particular examples, a back-end server performs transactions with a target server such as a vending server by using the client device as a proxy to allow transactions through the client device. The client device obtains from... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080082546 - Remote provisioning of information technology: Remote provisioning of an IT network and/or associated services is provided. Hardware, software, service and/or expertise can be moved from on-premise to a remote location (e.g., central, distributed . . . ). Accordingly, at least a large degree computation can be moved to the center to exploit economies of scale,... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080082541 - System and method for determining relationships between users of a network system: A network system is provided that allows relationships between users of the system to be determined, maintained or created. The system may access connection data of users, for example by accessing a user's electronic address book, and from this determine which other users have a selected user as a contact.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080082548 - Systems and methods adapted to retrieve and/or share information via internet communications: The present invention relates to systems and methods of retrieving and/or sharing information via internet communications. In one form, the invention relates to searching, filtering and/or disseminating information between users.... Agent: Latimer, Mayberry & MatthewsIPLaw, LLP
20080082482 - Method and device for processing scalable data: The following are saved as a first dataset in a first order: basic information and a plurality of elements containing information during the decoding process. Details about the position of the elements in the first dataset are saved as a second dataset. Information about the conversion of the order of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080082512 - Enhanced search results: A search tool graphical user interface comprises search criteria selected by an operator of the search tool. One, or more search results that correspond to the search criteria are displayed on the search tool graphical user interface, and an indication of characteristics is displayed for one or more of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080082511 - Methods for providing, displaying and suggesting results involving synonyms, similarities and others: A series of methods and systems for searching, providing, displaying and suggesting results of records comprising the conversion or transformation of synonyms and similarities to match the query's words are described. In one embodiment, results comprising synonyms and/or similarities of the query's word are displayed implementing the said word of... Agent: Frank John Williams
20080082513 - System and method for providing graphical representations of search results in multiple related histograms: A system and method are provided for enabling a user to search for documents that the user has previously viewed on its local machine. The system includes three main components: the desktop integration module, the index module, and the graphical user interface module. The desktop integration module is an application... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080082508 - Systems and methods for managing identities in a database system: A system for searching identity data is described. A first database includes a plurality of identity records. A computing device includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. An identity database is stored in the memory and is separate from the first database. The identity database includes... Agent: Madson & Austin
20080082515 - Methods and systems for initiating phone calls using a predictive dialer: An example calling system includes a dialer, a user interface via which a user can select one or more call lists from a plurality of call lists from different call list providers, and software stored in computer readable memory configured to cause at least in part phone numbers to be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080082530 - System and method for producing scored search results on a database using approximate search queries: A method for searching a database to produce search results from queries likely to contain errors. The process begins by identifying database features likely to be useful in searching, and those features are employed to index the database. After receiving a query from a user, the system develops a rough... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20080082539 - Systems and methods for provisioning content from multiple sources to a computing device: A system for provisioning content to at least one user is described. A content provisioning server is used. The content provisioning server includes a content provisioning application in communication with a user database. The content provisioning application is configured to access the user database to identify a user, determine rights... Agent: Madson & Austin
20080082551 - Content delivery network: A framework operative in a computer network in which users of client processors connect to a content server, wherein processors in the network communicate with each other using a TCP/IP communication protocol. The framework includes a set of content servers, distinct from the content provider server, for hosting at least... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20080082550 - Creation of a virtual community: In order to facilitate creation of a community without member-specific registration, one or more sibling identifiers with corresponding units to be distributed to other persons are allocated to a subscriber and the one or more sibling identifiers is associated with the subscriber's identifier. The subscriber may then give a unit... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20080082552 - Data locality in a serialized object stream: A computer-implemented method and apparatus for providing data locality in a serialized object stream. Data is extracted from an object into the serialized object stream, thereby creating a simple data stream. Data of a specified type is then relocated from the extracted data to a contiguous section within the serialized... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20080082553 - Energy-efficient design of a multimedia messaging system for mobile devices: A system and a method for implementing an energy-efficient multimedia messaging system to improve mobile device usability and maximize mobile device battery life. The disclosed system includes a hierarchical messaging system for multimedia content leveraging short message service (SMS), an embedded system-based new interface device, and the Internet capability of... Agent: At&t Corp.
20080082556 - Knowledge based encoding of data with multiplexing to facilitate compression: Methods, apparatuses, and articles of manufacture for encoding data and decoding encoded data based on one or more knowledge representation describing the data, which may include one or more finite automata; for multiplexing the encoded data, after encoding the data; and for de-multiplexing the encoded data, before decoding the encoded... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080082555 - Method and system for synchronizing a server and an on-demand database service: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for synchronizing a server and an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for synchronizing a server and an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to synchronize a larger amount of data. The ability of embodiments to provide such feature... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20080082554 - Systems and methods for providing a dynamic document index: Methods, computers, and computer program products for storing data are provided. A search term is received. A search term lookup identifies a first bucket, and an offset into the first bucket, in a data structure comprising a plurality of buckets. Each bucket is characterized by a different predetermined size. Each... Agent: Jones Day
20080082557 - Business card information management system: There is provided a business card information management system including a server and portable devices. The server includes a storage unit storing a personal table having a record containing a user ID and business card information, an acquaintance table which is associated with a record of the personal table of... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20080082558 - Communication system and network storage device therefor: A communication system includes a host device and a network storage device interconnected via a network. The host device includes a data file request command issuing unit issuing a data file request command a data file receiving unit receiving a requested data file, a data file storing unit storing the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080082560 - Implementation of backward compatible xml schema evolution: In-place XML schema evolution occurs by evaluating an existing XML schema in a database system to see if it is compatible with a new XML schema. To determine if the old schema is compatible with the new schema, a lock-step traversal is performed on the two schemas. Each instruction in... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080082559 - Method of linking information to an electronically enabled manufactured part archive: A method of linking information to an electronically enabled manufactured part archive includes identifying an area of the electronically enabled manufactured part archive, defining the area with a geometric token, and electronically identifying information. The information may relate to at least a portion of a manufactured part which is associated... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080082561 - System, method and article for displaying data distributions in data trees: Systems, methods and articles for displaying data distributions in data trees are provided. An example method retrieves a data tree organized into a plurality of nodes that store a data parameter and identifies a parent node from among the plurality of nodes, the parent node being linked to a plurality... Agent: David B. Cochran Jones Day
20080082563 - Online analytical processing (olap): A computer program product and computer system for implementing a method that generates an n-dimensional matrix presentation of at least part of an m-dimensional database including data records and at least two key dimensions. Each key dimension includes data value fields. Each data value field has real data therein. A... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080082562 - System and method for tracking notifications in a publish subscribe system: A system and method are provided for tracking notification messages from a message publisher to a message subscriber. The system includes a plurality of entities that are operatively coupled to one another via an electronic network, and each entity includes at least one processor configured as a message publisher, a... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20080082564 - Timeline condition support for an abstract database: Embodiments of the invention relate data retrieved from the logical fields of an abstract database using a timeline. The logical fields specified by a database abstraction model are extended to include attributes that specify where data corresponding to a logical field occurs on a timeline. Query results may be displayed... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080082565 - Recommended systems: Providing a recommendation of one or more items is disclosed. In some embodiments, a selection of a set of one or more items to be included in a recommendation is received from a first member of an online community, and the recommendation is stored so that the recommendation can be... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.
20080082571 - System and method for transforming tabular form date into structured document: A definition data storage unit stores definition data defining a rule for transforming tabular form data into a structured document. The definition data includes a conditional repeat specifying description specifying grouping of part of tabular form data rows which corresponds to a common item having a single value. The conditional... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080082566 - Systems and methods for condensation-based privacy in strings: Novel methods and systems for the privacy preserving mining of string data with the use of simple template based models. Such template based models are effective in practice, and preserve important statistical characteristics of the strings such as intra-record distances. Discussed herein is the condensation model for anonymization of string... Agent: Ference & Associates LLC
20080082567 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for vector operations and storage in matrix models: The disclosure details the implementation of apparatuses, methods, and systems for a vector operator. In one embodiment, a virtual data object is established by a user requesting that operations are performed on a subset of an existing and/or specified parent data object. In one embodiment, the vector operator automatically makes... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080082573 - Content management framework for use with a system for application development: A dynamic data-modeling system and a content management framework combined into a high-level application development framework is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system for application development, comprises a data-modeling framework configured to enable a user to define a logical data model. The data-modeling framework dynamically translates the logical data model... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080082570 - Document processing system, method and program: To perform processing at a high speed to identify some of the structure type definitions in a given definition set to which a received XML document matches. There are provided a decision rule generation section which generates a decision rule for determining to which one of a plurality of DTDs... Agent: Louis Paul Herzberg
20080082572 - Method and system for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service: In embodiments, methods and systems for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to provide a user interface designed by a tenant of the on-demand database service. The customization can include... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080082569 - Smart integration engine and metadata-oriented architecture for automatic eii and business integration: The present invention discloses systems and methods for automating the EII, using a smart integration engine based on metadata. On-line execution (i.e. data access, retrieval, or update) is automated by integrating heterogeneous data sources via a centralized smart engine based on metadata of all data sources managed in a metadata... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20080082568 - System and method for managing and utilizing information: A computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions for managing information associated with a plurality of electronic documents, the computer-executable instructions including: instructions for displaying a hierarchically organized list of user selectable keywords; instructions for associating at least some of the electronic documents with selected ones of the keywords; instructions for associating... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20080082574 - Ontology-integration-position specifying apparatus, ontology-integration supporting method, and computer program product: Attribute mapping information is stored, in which a superclass of an associated class in an integration-source ontology already associated with an integration-destination ontology, an attribute of the superclass, and an integration destination attribute of a class in the integration destination are associated with each other. An integration target class in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080082575 - Providing attachment-based data input and output: The disclosure provides various embodiments of systems, methods, and software for providing attachment-based mass data input and output for a distributed application system. Software for interactive, attachment-based data management may comprise computer readable instructions operable when executed to receive a request from a logically remote client via a network interface,... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20080082576 - Audio menus describing media contents of media players: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for creating an audio menu describing media content of a media player. Embodiments include retrieving metadata describing the media files managed by the media player; converting at least a portion of the metadata to speech; creating one or more media files for... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20080082582 - Computational systems for biomedical data: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that accepting an input identifying at least one treatment target in search of an agent; accessing at least one dataset containing at least one agent for use in the context of the at least one treatment target; applying at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080082583 - Computational systems for biomedical data: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting an input providing innate determinant data from at least one sample, accessing a dataset to identify, based on the innate determinant data, at least one innate allergy determinant in the at least one sample; accessing an... Agent: Searete LLC
20080082578 - Displaying search results on a one or two dimensional graph: Embodiments retrieve a set of search results that have been previously identified as having at least one associated date or location. A timeline or map is displayed that visually represents the distribution of the dates or locations within the results. The timeline is displayed with a histogram graph corresponding to... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20080082579 - Dynamic component-tracking system and methods therefor: A computer-implemented method for facilitating plasma processing tool component management across plurality of tools is provided. The method includes receiving first component data for first plurality of components, including identification and usage history, at first database associated with first tool. The method also includes receiving second component data for second... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.
20080082580 - Method for fundraising by providing customized items: In a method for conducting a fundraiser inquiries are received by or solicited from an organization regarding offering at least one customized item as part of a fundraising event. A database is established for performing at least one of tracking, manipulating and storing information relevant to the fundraising event. The... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP
20080082577 - Module classification and searching for industrial control systems: A search component for an industrial automation system is provided. The search component includes one or more modules that employ resources and logic to expose functionality of the modules while providing generic interfaces to external components of the modules. A classification component assigns attributes to the modules to facilitate a... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./(at)
20080082584 - Computational systems for biomedical data: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting an input identifying at least one allergy, searching an individual's health data to identify at least one innate allergy determinant of the allergy; searching the individual's health data to identify at least one acquired allergy determinant... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080082581 - Process and system for the production of a multimedia edition on the basis of oral presentations: Process for the production of a multimedia edition on the basis of oral presentations from both information contained in a previously recorded audio and/or video flow, and data and reference documents associated with the audio/video information. It includes both indexing of the audio/video flow, in particular from the structure of... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080082587 - Computer maintenance support system and analysis server: The present invention provides a computer maintenance support system which, in addition to simple analysis results, provides more detailed analysis results. The system provides information for supporting computer maintenance operations, and includes an analysis device, an analysis server and an output device for monitoring. The analysis device collects and analyzes... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20080082586 - Method and system for selecting amongst a plurality of processes to send a message: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for selecting amongst a plurality of processes to send a message (e.g. a message for updating an endpoint system, etc.). These mechanisms and methods for selecting amongst a plurality of processes to send a message can enable embodiments to utilize... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20080082585 - Systems and methods for securing event information within an event management system: A collecting module, within an event management system, detects and reports security events to a collecting database. The collecting database consolidates the events, and a DSA manager signs and verifies the events by appending a digital signature to designated fields. From the events, the collecting database can automatically generate ABI... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080082588 - Process automation system and method employing multi-stage report generation: In addition, advanced report generation techniques are described below in which the report generation process is logically separated into a data gathering stage and a report generation stage. The data gathering stage extracts certain specified properties and diagnostic information from each job step. The extracted information is then stored in... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080082589 - Methods and apparatus for changing versions of a filesystem: A filesystem can be converted to a different version by creating a new data structure according to a new format of the different version and transforming the data from the filesystem to the new data structure. Transforming the data can include changing the format of the data in the filesystem... Agent: Network Appliance/blakely
20080082591 - Methods and apparatus for managing data flow in a continuous data replication system having journaling: Method and apparatus to provide a data replication system to receive a data transfer request from a first component at a transmitter module in a continuous data replication system having a production site and a backup site, the production site having a transmitter module and a transmitter credit mechanism, the... Agent: Emc Corporation C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20080082592 - Methods and apparatus for optimal journaling for continuous data replication: Methods and systems for continuous data replication, including receiving a write transaction from a production site, the write transaction including raw data (RWNEW), a size indicator (SZ1) for the size of the raw data, and a start address (ADD1) for writing the raw data, copying the raw data (RWNEW) into... Agent: Emc Corporation C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20080082593 - Using shrinkable read-once snapshots for online data backup: t
20080082590 - Write-in-place within a write-anywhere filesystem: In a write-anywhere filesystem, a write-in-place property allows the write-anywhere filesystem to selectively perform write-in-place processing for write allocation to selected data blocks. The filesystem stores a data block in a storage, and references the data block with both physical and virtual or logical block number references. The block number... Agent: Network Appliance/blakely
20080082595 - System and method for transfering data from a source machine to a target machine: Performing a synchronization operation is disclosed. A first processing thread is used to copy a first file from a first data storage to a second data storage using a first connection. A second processing thread is used to copy a second file from the first data storage to the second... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20080082594 - Telephone stations with independent backup/restore feature: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for backing up and/or restoring user-specific settings for one or more IP telecommunications terminals. A backup process is initiated through a user interface of the IP telecommunications terminal. A file name and a backup file are supplied from the telecommunication terminal during a backup... Agent: Mg-ip Law, PLLC
20080082596 - Method for phased garbage collection: A method for phased garbage collection is described, the method including receiving a write command to write a memory write to a metablock, performing a first portion of a garbage collection operation, and storing the memory write in a buffer portion of the metablock.... Agent: Winston & Strawn, LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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