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20080126293 - Method and apparatus for dynamically creating scenario based test designs from hierarchical use cases: Use Case software analysis techniques are developed into a systematic and organized system in which elements of Use Case test scenarios are used and reused and made available from several hierarchical levels. The system is dynamic and a database of test elements are accumulated over time with system use. The... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20080126292 - Method and system for discovery, validation and delivery of power through a universal power center: A system and method of discovery, validation and delivery of power to an electronic device through a universal power center is provided. The method comprises providing a power tip for an electronic device with a unique identification and broadcasting the unique identification to a power center. The method further includes... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080126294 - Methods and apparatus for communicating media files amongst wireless communication devices: Methods and apparatus are provided for communicating of media files between wireless communication devices. A media file is segmented and speech-encoded on a first wireless communication device and subsequently communicated, typically via Multimedia Peer (M2-Peer) communication, to a second communication device, which decodes and concatenates the speech-encoded media file for... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20080126295 - Streamed attributes: A method and apparatus for retrieving data from a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) repository. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a request for at least one LDAP attribute value of an LDAP attribute, the LDAP attribute having a plurality of LDAP attribute values. The method may further include... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080126291 - System and method for data abstraction using formatted system variables: A system, method and software product retrieve a formatted data value from a data layer to a business logic layer by invoking a formatted variable abstraction procedure from the business logic layer, passing at least one parameter to the formatted variable abstraction procedure (the at least one parameter identifying a... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20080126296 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126298 - Apparatus and method for optimized index search: An optimized index-searching apparatus and method, the optimized index-searching method including: searching an index for a first field corresponding to a first key value; searching, when a search request is input, a second field corresponding to the search request based on the first field; and extracting an identifier corresponding to... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080126297 - Automatic index based query optimization: A method and apparatus for automatic index query optimization for a Lightweight directory Access Protocol (LDAP) system. Embodiments include a method for receiving a query for an LDAP repository. The method may further include reorganizing search terms in the query based on a uniqueness value of corresponding LDAP indexes to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080126299 - Detecting when to prefetch inodes and then prefetching inodes in parallel: The decision to prefetch inodes is based upon the detecting of access patterns that would benefit from such a prefetch. Once the decision to prefetch is made, a plurality of inodes are prefetched in parallel. Further, the prefetching of inodes is paced, such that the prefetching substantially matches the speed... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20080126310 - Action prediction based on interactive history and context between sender and recipient: Techniques for action prediction based on interactive history and context between a sender and a recipient are described herein. In one embodiment, a process includes, but is not limited to, in response to a message to be received by a recipient from a sender over a network, determining one or... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080126319 - Automated short free-text scoring method and system: The present invention uses an algorithm which evaluates learners' short free-text answers when the answer has as few as 10 words. The answer key uses only one correct answer, allowing instructors to ask learners to produce short open-ended text responses to questions. The algorithm automates the scoring of free-text answers,... Agent: Epstein & Gerken
20080126311 - Automatic index creation based on unindexed search evaluation: A method and apparatus for maintaining indices for a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) repository. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving requests for data from a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) repository. The method further includes evaluating queries performed for the requests and generating an LDAP index based on... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080126302 - Computer configuration tracking system able to restore a previous configuration: A system and method for tracking and restoring computer configuration are disclosed. In one aspect, the system and method monitors for a series of changes in watched one or more computer configuration variables. The changes are registered into a series of saved states. The one or more computer configuration variables... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20080126323 - Digital audio track set recognition system: A system and method are provided for matching a track set from a digital audio recording to metadata relating to the recording. Track duration data is obtained for the track set, and the track duration data is rounded. A search is performed for matching records in a first database based... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080126305 - Document database: The present invention relates to a document database for organizing text-searchable information. A data storage (170) includes an original layer database (175) and a supplementary layer database (176). The original layer database (175) stores non-editable electronic documents in a folder structure. The supplementary layer database (176), for each electronic document... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080126309 - Hybrid groups: A method and apparatus for managing groups in a directory server is described. In one embodiment, in response to a request for accessing a static group, an action represented by an attribute of an entry of the directory server is dynamically performed. A result of the action is returned as... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080126301 - Locating and altering sensitive information in core dumps: A core dump is processed to locate and optionally alter sensitive information. A core dump copy is created from at least a portion of an original core dump. Also, at least one input parameter is provided that corresponds to select information to be identified in the core dump copy and... Agent: Stevens & Showalter, L.L.P.
20080126304 - Melody-based music search: A music search engine is invented to find a desired song in the database by comparing the melodies. This invention comprises two major parts: a client-end and a server-end. The client-end converts various input formats into a note sequence and sends it to the server-end engine. The server-end then compares... Agent: Chieh Changfan
20080126320 - Method and apparatus for approximate matching where programmable logic is used to process data being written to a mass storage medium and process data being read from a mass storage medium: A method and device are disclosed for an associative and approximate, analog or digital scanning of databases that allows for the asynchronous accessing of data from a mass storage medium. The invention includes providing dedicated analog and digital circuitry and decision logic at the mass storage medium level for determining... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP Attn: Richard E. Haferkamp
20080126318 - Method and apparatus for remotely monitoring a social website: A computer method, apparatus, system and computer program product for remotely monitoring a social website includes monitoring user activity (events) and producing user activity data. The resulting data may be processed separately from the social website. The processed user activity data may be stored and information indicative of the data... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20080126317 - Method and system for converting source data files into database query language: A method and system for converting source data files into executable statements in a database query language such as SQL. The source data files include files created in an extensible language format such as XML that is lexically and/or structurally dissimilar to the database query language into which the source... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080126307 - Method for recognizing feature of 3d solid model: The present invention discloses a method for recognizing features of a 3D solid model which particularly performs geometric form features. First, the main and minor geometric features of the solid model are respectively defined and sorted into classes and subclasses according to hierarchical taxonomies, and a database of structural features... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080126321 - Network processor integrated circuit with a software programmable search engine communications module: A network processor IC for processing network traffic includes a bus interface and a software programmable search engine communications module. The bus interface of the network processor IC is not specific to a particular search engine and the software programmable search engine communications module enables communications to be conducted between... Agent: Wilson & Ham
20080126322 - Synchronization with partial memory replication: A multiple computer system is disclosed in which the local memory of each computer (M1, M2, . . . Mn) can be different having some memory locations (A, B) which are replicated in other computers and other memory locations (E) which are not. When any computer seeks to acquire or... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080126306 - System and method for automatic configuration of network devices: A system and method for automatically configuring network devices having hardcopy output capability is disclosed. The method includes sending a broadcast message from a device newly added to a network seeking configuration parameters from other devices having similar device capabilities. The other devices send configuration parameter values to the newly... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080126316 - System and method for automatically modifying a query within a web based database system: A query enhancer module providing a unique method to modify user submitted queries within a web-based, multi-tier enterprise solution. The user submitted query specifies data to be retrieved from a database. Without any user interaction the query enhancer module rewrites the query to specify a subset of the data specified... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080126303 - System and method for identifying media content items and related media content items: A method comprising receiving a search query to generate a search result of one or more media items and providing a personalized search rank of the one or more media items on the basis of a user profile and an item relevance for a given media item with regard to... Agent: Dreier LLP
20080126312 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126313 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126300 - System and method for providing and/or obtaining electronic documents: A system and method comprising filtering electronic data on a transaction per transaction basis and replicating the filtered electronic data in response to a request to obtain electronic data on the transaction per transaction basis. The system and method further includes providing the filtered replicated electronic data for viewing.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080126315 - System controller database manager with query stacking and caching for electrical distribution system: An electrical distribution system includes a database manager using a query stack, comprising a panel with a plurality of remote operated devices mounted in the panel. Each remote operated device is for connection in a branch circuit to a load device. A panel controller is operatively connected to each of... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20080126308 - Wait timer for partially formed query: In a system where a search query based on a partially formed query expression can be sent in a request to a server before the user finishes inputting the entire query expression, an intelligent mechanism is provided at a client of the server to prevent too many unnecessary requests from... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080126314 - Word prediction: A method includes receiving input from a user via a keypad of the communication device and searching a database and a cache to identify a word or web site identifier based on the received input. The word or web site identifier may correspond to a word or web site identifier... Agent: Harrity Snyder, L.L.P.
20080126327 - Annotation of query components: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that may be used to create and share annotations for query components, such as query conditions, in an effort to share domain knowledge, are provided. The annotations may be created by users with particular domain knowledge and may contain information useful to other users... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080126326 - Database report generation: A system and method of producing a business report from data contained in a computer based business intelligence system, is provided. The method includes defining one or more macro functions, and producing a report layout containing one or more macrotized database language expressions. The macrotized database language expression having at... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20080126328 - Expanding the scope of an annotation to an entity level: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for creating and sharing an annotation associated with a data object other than the particular data object described by the annotation are provided. The annotation may be associated with an entity, even though the annotation may describe only a particular data object encompassed by... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080126329 - Expanding the scope of an annotation to an entity level: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for creating and sharing an annotation associated with a data object other than the particular data object described by the annotation are provided. The annotation may be associated with an entity, even though the annotation may describe only a particular data object encompassed by... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080126324 - Method and system to debug a command: A method to debug a user command that failed to execute on a computing device may include forming a syntactically valid built-up command. The method may also include comparing the user command to the built-up command and analyzing the user command holistically.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20080126325 - Process for making software diagnostics more efficient by leveraging existing content, human filtering and automated diagnostic tools: Improved methods of software diagnostics are provided. Searches of data sources are conducted using search terms from internal computer information to obtain searched data. The searched data is processed by extracting technical features. The technical features are indexed to create indexes that can be searched via machine state. Filtering is... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP
20080126335 - Efficient computation of document similarity: Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with efficiently computing document similarity are described. One exemplary system embodiment includes logic to produce a gram from a string and logic to identify candidate documents based on identifying matches between query grams and document grams stored in an inverted index that relates... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC
20080126344 - Hierarchical, traceable, and association reputation assessment of email domains: A reputability analysis system receives a domain assessment request associated with a domain and accesses a database to find a match for the domain. A reputability score is derived according to a hierarchical analysis of a matching domain in the database. Traceability, accountability, and association information associated with the domain... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20080126333 - Implementing formulas for custom fields in an on-demand database: The efficiency and versatility for the implementation of formulas in an on-demand database is improved. Formulas are categorized. Based at least partly on the categorization, formulas are evaluated synchronously or asynchronously. An asynchronous evaluation may be performed if a certain set of criteria is not satisfied. Asynchronous evaluations may be... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080126334 - Managing group of location based triggers: A location-based triggering system and method allow location-based triggers to be created and associated with POI, landmark, and/or location-based information categories comprised of a plurality of POIs, landmarks, and/or location-based information, POI, landmark, and/or location-based information sub-categories, as well as POI, landmark, and location-based information searches. A trigger is created,... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080126345 - Method and system for searching multimedia content: A method and system for searching multimedia contents are described. Embodiments of the invention utilize a multimedia user graphical interface (MGUI) and apply techniques of the Levenshtein algorithm for matching or searching one-dimensional strings to comparing graphical contents of 2D images.... Agent: Catalina & Associates A Professional Corporation
20080126343 - Method for defining the georelevance of documents: A computer-implemented method of processing a corpus of one or more documents, the method involving: for each document in the corpus of documents, identifying spatial identifiers in that document; and for each document in the corpus of documents, computing a numerical score for that document that takes into account the... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080126330 - Method, system, and program product for managing data decay: The present invention provides a method, system, and program product for managing data decay. Specifically, under the present invention, usage information describing how data should be accessed is obtained. Thereafter, resource information describing resources available for accessing the data is obtained. Then, a data decay potential of the data is... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & Dalessandro LLC
20080126332 - Search engine ranking system: A ranking system and method for a search engine in which a ratio [X] is established between the total number of units a party is offering at a discount [NOD] and the total number of units being offered [NOU] and combining X with a ratio [Y] as established between the... Agent: Frank G. Morkunas
20080126336 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126337 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126338 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126339 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126340 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126341 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126342 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126331 - System and method for ranking reference documents: A method for knowledge mining a set of documents, wherein each particular document of the set of documents has been assigned a score based upon how many documents reference the particular document, is disclosed. The method includes entering search criteria into the knowledge mining application which then uses the search... Agent: Patent Documentation Center
20080126346 - Electronic data transaction processing test and validation system: An electronic transaction message test data generator provides large amounts of standard (e.g., EDI 835) healthcare reimbursement claim test data comprising payment advice data that would be provided by a payer organization using logic and business rules to verify the format of the data. A system provides electronic transaction data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080126347 - Frequent pattern mining system: A frequent pattern mining system includes: a candidate pattern generation unit for generating a candidate record set having one record or more as an element, generating a candidate item set by extracting the items that belong commonly to respective records, and calculating a length of the candidate item set; a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080126348 - Network connecting device, server device, terminal device, system, receiving method, character input method, transmission method, program, and computer-readable storage medium: In a mobile phone, service searching means extracts a keyword(s) from program information regarding the program currently reproduced in the mobile phone, and searches a service registration database for all titles and addresses of message exchange system associated with the keyword(s). Menu displaying means displays a list of the acquired... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080126349 - Arbitration mechanisms to deal with conflicting applications and user data: An arbitration policy resolves software applications operating on a single unit of data in a manner conflicting with other applications that operates on the same data or properties of the data. This is accomplished through picking an entity type of one application to have priority over an entity type of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20080126350 - System and method for secure communication of mode of access information: A system for transmission of mode of access information between a first device operated by a first user and a second device operated by a second user includes a database that is in network communication with the first device and the second device. The database stores a plurality of different... Agent: James P. Broder Roeder & Broder LLP
20080126352 - Client side state cache for industrial control systems: An interface for an industrial automation system is provided. This includes an interface component to interact with one or more applications of a control system, where the applications of the control system are accessed over a network. A cache component stores one or more states associated with the applications to... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./(at)
20080126363 - Content retrieving device and content retrieving method: A multimedia content retrieving device for retrieving multimedia content stored in a terminal through a network includes a memory that stores a terminal ID of a managing terminal that stores meta information. The meta information includes information relating to the multimedia content including a content ID and a terminal ID... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080126358 - Disposal of hosted assets: A system and method for efficiently storing, distributing, and disposing of information assets in an information asset distribution system with a plurality of subscribers. The system stores a single copy of individual assets and distributes a means to access the information assets to interested subscribers. The system disposes of assets... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080126357 - Distributed file storage and transmission system: A distributed file storage and communication system stores redundant copies of segments of a file on multiple remote storage units. The file to be stored is partitioned into multiple fragments, and each of the fragments is redundantly stored on multiple remote storage units. A file tracker is maintained that identifies... Agent: Robert M. Mcdermott, Esq.
20080126355 - Entry group tags: A method and apparatus for managing a directory server is described. In one embodiment, a value of an attribute of an entry in the directory server is received. The value of the attribute identifies a group. The entry is added to a group based on the value of the attribute.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080126351 - Ip telephone provisioning system and methods: A method performed by a network device may include storing data received through an interface in an IP telephone database and transmitting data from the IP telephone database to an IP telephone.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080126354 - Management of a distributed database: Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with managing of a distributed database are described. One exemplary system embodiment includes an input logic configured to obtain information associated with a distributed database where the distributed database comprises a plurality of databases. An analysis logic analyzes the information obtained from the... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC
20080126353 - Merging distributed mail into a unified folder view: A technique for managing distributed email content uses metadata to identify the location of email maintained on one or more data storage resources. When processing email content for display, the metadata is consulted and a display output is generated that presents a unified email folder view in which the email... Agent: Walter W. Duft
20080126361 - Methods, apparatus and system for providing and retrieving web contents: A method for providing web contents for offline usage, includes: grouping web contents, wherein web contents contained in each group have certain logical association among them; providing a client with information describing said group; and, providing, in response to said client's request for a web content group, said client with... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080126359 - Network linking methods and apparatus: The presenting invention relates generally to indirect linking methods and apparatus. One claim recites a method including: a) reading an index from color imagery steganographically modulated with the index; b) accessing a database with the index, the database comprising a plurality of records that link an index to a pointer... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20080126360 - Status management device and status management method: When the presence server 100 receives status information that indicates a status of presentity A from publisher B (#1), the presence server 100 stores it in the history table 9 and transmits a change notification to a watcher C (#3). Subsequently, the presence server 100 makes an inquiry to presentity... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080126362 - System and method for synchronization of data from a first device to second device: A system for transmission of data from a first device operated by a first user includes a wireless device and a database. The wireless device is used by a second user and includes a memory for storage of data. The database is in network communication with the first device and... Agent: James P. Broder Roeder & Broder LLP
20080126356 - Web service management systems and methods: Web service management systems and methods are disclosed. Non-centralized registration and search mechanisms for web services in a distributed environment are provided. Service information of web services and network addresses of service nodes is transformed, as well as registration and search functions for web services based on service keys and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080126371 - Computer-implemented method for deriving prospectively patentable inventions utilizing indicia of differences between ideas accumulated in a computer database: A computer-implemented method for deriving prospectively patentable inventions including accumulating a plurality of the idea contributions for prospectively patentable inventions in a database, where at least one of the idea contributions comprises at least one parent idea contribution, at least one idea contribution from which the parent idea contribution was... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080126372 - Cyclic redundant multiple computer architecture: A multiple computer system incorporating redundancy is disclosed. Data to be stored (A, B, C) is distributed (A1, A2, A3, . . . B1, B2, B3, . . . C1, C2, C3, . . . ) amongst a multiplicity of computers (M1, M2, . . . Mn). A parity form... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080126367 - Deletion of data from child tables with multiple parents: A method, computer program product, and system for deleting data from a child table with a plurality of parent tables are provided. The method, computer program product, and system provide for deleting data from the child table that is qualified by each parent table and deleting data from the child... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080126368 - Document glossaries for linking to resources: An electronic document has a plurality of parts including a root relationship part, a payload part, and a glossary part. The root relationship part identifies the various parts of the electronic document. The payload part stores data for the electronic document including one or more links to relationship entries of... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080126370 - Method and device for displaying a tree structure list with nodes having multiple lines of text: In order to avoid the problem of multiple lines of data not being able to be displayed clearly in a tree structure in a method and a device for displaying a tree structure list with nodes having multiple lines of content, the tree node information is read from the database... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080126366 - Methods, devices and computer program products for event-based media file tagging: Methods are provided for tagging digital media files. A digital media file is obtained with a digital media device. One or more event tags are associated with the digital media file on the digital media device responsive to a user prompt. The one or more event tags identify the digital... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080126369 - Referent-controlled location resolution of resources in a federated distributed system: A system and method for referent-controlled location resolution of resources in a federated distributed system. When a client requests access to a data container from a storage system that is a member of a first federation, the storage system determines whether the requested data of the data container is locally... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20080126373 - Structured data receiving apparatus, receiving method, reviving program, transmitting apparatus, and transmitting method: A plurality of fragment data and a plurality of fragment configuration information, created one for each fragment data, to concatenate the plurality of fragment data in a receiving side to generate structured data having a tree structure are received. Each piece of fragment configuration information includes reference information having identification... Agent: Gary M. Nath The Nath Law Group
20080126374 - System and method for detecting and storing file identity change information within a file system: A system and method for detecting and storing file identity change information within a file system. In one embodiment, the system may include a storage device configured to store a plurality of files and a file system configured to manage access to the storage device. The file system may be... Agent: B. Noel Kivlin Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20080126365 - Systems and methods for providing nonlinear journaling: In one embodiment, systems and methods are provided for nonlinear journaling. In one embodiment, groups of data designated for storage in a data storage unit are journaled into persistent storage. In one embodiment, the journal data is recorded nonlinearly. In one embodiment, a linked data structure records data and data... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080126364 - Two-way and multi-master synchronization over web syndications: Synchronization of a web syndication item over a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) format between a publisher and a subscriber. The publisher creates the web syndication item by including a media content associated therewith. The synchronization metadata is defined to include a first virtual clock value associated with the created web... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20080126377 - Aggregating audit information with field conditions: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that facilitates assessing unexpected field conditions based upon the verification of an audit log. A sensing component can monitor field conditions with respect to an industrial environment. An analysis component can analyze the field conditions and determine that an unexpected event... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./(at)
20080126375 - Data migration: The present subject mater relates to configuring computer systems and, more particularly, to data migration. Various embodiments of the present subject matter provide systems, methods, and software to receive and store customer information including information detailing customer data from legacy applications. Some embodiments further determine a plan to migrate the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20080126376 - Enabling multi-view applications based on a relational state machine paradigm: A method and apparatus for constructing a software application with a plurality of screens. Operations performed in the method include representing a data model of the computer application as a relational model, providing a first screen of the computer application representing a current state of the data model, using relational... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)
20080126378 - Method and system for certificate revocation list compression: Embodiments of the present invention provide a compression capability for compressing a CRL, such as an X.509 CRL, stored as a file, data structure or data object in a computer system having a certification authority (CA) and a security client. An exemplary method provides for accessing the CRL contents including... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20080126379 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126395 - Automatically creating a relational database from a spreadsheet: A method of creating a relational database schema from data represented in a matrix representation, comprising the steps of identifying dimensions of the matrix, said dimensions describing a multi-dimensional space; identifying hierarchies within said dimensions; identifying a data area of the matrix; calculating a set of coordinates within said multi-dimensional... Agent: Brux Software Solutions Ltd.
20080126393 - Computer program product and system for annotating a problem sql statement for improved understanding: A computer program product and system are disclosed for parsing a problem SQL statement into query clauses, formatting these query clauses into a hierarchical tree structure, generating performance statistics for clauses that have associated performance statistics and displaying the formatted SQL statement with each clause contained on a separate display... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080126388 - Customizable connections between media and meta-data via feeds: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for associating meta-data from any meta-data source or feed, whose selection is customizable, with media objects, such as photographs or video are provided. In specific example embodiments, the meta-data from the custom-selected feeds are used to provide selectable feed tags that can be used to... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/yahoo
20080126390 - Efficient stress testing of a service oriented architecture based application: A method for efficiently stress testing a service oriented architecture based application. A business process flow is recorded between a client and a server. When an XML document is extracted from the recorded business process flow, an XML document file is created for the extracted XML document, an XML document... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080126391 - Grant management system and method: A system and method for administering the grant accountability process in which decisions are informed by objective indicators that are scaleable to the community, foundation and grantee levels. Indicator data is entered into a grant management database and objectively analyzed to inform future grant making decisions. Drillable gauges provide a... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
20080126400 - Hypertext conversion program, method, and device: A link destination hypertext is acquired of an original anchor present in a processing range in an original hypertext, and link destination anchor information composed of a pair of a link destination anchor character string and a link destination URL is extracted from the link destination hypertext. An original anchor... Agent: Patrick G. Burns, Esq. Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
20080126385 - Intelligent batching of electronic data interchange messages: Intelligent batching of electronic data interchange (EDI) messages is provided, including in-memory index-based batch membership evaluation. A robust batching subsystem batches EDI transaction sets together in an interchange according to destination partner specific settings. Each partner can have their own criteria to determine which transaction sets should be batched, wherein... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080126399 - Method and apparatus for optimizing data while preserving provenance information for the data: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates optimizing data within a data storage system while preserving provenance information for the data. During operation, the system receives a first data triple comprising a first subject, a first predicate, and a first object. Next, the system determines a... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080126398 - Method for configuring an ic card in order to receive personalization commands: An IC card is configured to receive personalization commands which are used to transmit data to the IC card. An access control list is associated with the data. The data is stored in the IC card in a record structure that includes a plurality of entries. The access control list... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20080126384 - Method of automatically generating music playlists based on user-selected tempo pattern: A music playlist is automatically generated based on a user-selected tempo pattern, and optionally, a user-selected time duration (i.e., play time) over which the selected tempo pattern will play. The user can select a predefined tempo pattern or create a custom tempo pattern. The available music files are scanned based... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20080126392 - Methods and systems for print job handling: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for print job handling using a portable document system residing on a portable memory device.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080126381 - Methods for spanning namespaces in a cim schema: A system and method is disclosed for providing Common Information Model (CIM) clients access to classes and metadata that do not reside in the same CIM namespace. An association class is defined to the CIM Object Manager (CIMOM) with references to two associated classes. Each association instance maps an instance... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20080126397 - Rdf object type and reification in the database: A method for representing RDF data in a database provides a new RDF data type built on top of a network data model (NDM), where a network or graph captures relationships between objects using connectivity. This exposes the NDM functionality to RDF data, allowing RDF data to be managed as... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20080126389 - Schema modeler for generating an efficient database schema: A schema modeler for generating an efficient database schema. Provides intelligent choices for schema structure, generates efficient schemas while minimizing the amount of experience required by a database designer. Architectural elements of a schema design are proposed based on field inputs such as field type or relationship. Schema information is... Agent: Sap_dlg
20080126401 - Storing information: Customer documentation is stored to facilitate the provision of access to the information by customers. A storage region accessible by a customer via a network is created and a plurality of documents are stored, each of which defines a commercial, contractual or legal relationship between a provider and the customer.... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg
20080126380 - System and method for an international shipping experience map display: Creating and displaying an international shipping map showing destinations where a seller from a market venue has previously shipped items. The seller registers and identifies self-verified prior shipment counts to geographic areas and/or uploads a file of historical transaction information. A map is created by overlaying the cumulative count or... Agent: Alun L. Palmer, Patent Agent
20080126396 - System and method for implementing dynamic forms: A system and method is provided for implementing a dynamic form using file data retrieved from an external file source. An application executing on a server computer is responsive to a form request received from a user system computer to transform the retrieved file data into a format that includes... Agent: Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC
20080126394 - System and method for managing simulation models: A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20080126383 - System and method for predicting compatibility of fluids with metals: A method and system for selecting fluids for compatibility with specified metals exposed to oil field environments. Metal specimens are tested for corrosion and/or cracking behavior by exposing them to fluids under stressful test conditions. The testing is conducted under variable temperature, pressure, pH, fluid density, metallurgical stress, additives, cover... Agent: D'ambrosio & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20080126387 - System and method for synchronizing data: Against this backdrop systems and methods have been developed for presenting a media stream to user next to text and other content in an interface allowing the user to select part of the content and easily associate it with a specified portion of the media stream. The system includes a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080126382 - Systems and methods for graphical indexer operation on documents with sosi characters: Systems and methods associated with indexing of information in documents where the documents include line data with shift out/shift in (“SOSI”) code point encodings. SOSI controls are often embedded in documents encoded as simple line data (data formed to be printed on line printers). A document indexing system in accordance... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20080126402 - Translation file: A data processing application uses a translation file to render a visual surface based on underlying structured data. The data processing application provides mapping between nodes associated with the visual surface and nodes associated with the structured data. The mapping is generated in two phases. In a first phase, the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080126386 - Translation of electronic data interchange messages to extensible markup language representation(s): Configurable options are provided for translating EDI interchange files to a single XML representation covering all transaction sets in the interchange or multiple XML representations with one XML representation per transaction set in the interchange. Optionally, translation combines EDI transaction sets of an interchange into a single XML representation while... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080126405 - Methods, apparatus and media for modifying information: A data structure comprising a first set of data fields wherein each data field contains data representing a managed object of an object-oriented model; a second set of data fields wherein each data field contains data representing an instance of a collection class: a third set of data fields wherein... Agent: Andrea E. Tran Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20080126404 - Scalable distributed object management in a distributed fixed content storage system: A method and apparatus for the management of the placement of immutable fixed-content objects in a distributed, multi-site, multi-tier non-volatile storage hierarchy consisting of a plurality of storage media connected together over networks of varying bandwidth where the computing, storage, and network resources are subject to failure. The disclosure provides... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080126403 - Techniques for distributing data among mobile nodes based on dynamically generated data objects in a distributed object-oriented database: Techniques for managing data distributed over nodes in a network include receiving, at an original node, content data that describes a physical entity that is not a router in a vicinity of the original node. In response to receiving the content, a beacon data object is generated in an object-oriented... Agent: Evans & Molinelli, PLLC
20080126407 - System-data-architecture management system, system-data-architecture management process, and computer-readable medium storing system-data-architecture management program: A system, process, and computer-readable medium storing a system-data-architecture management program which enable mutual transformation between modeling information represented by a graph structure with model elements and a design specification in a tabular form. When a request for synchronization of the modeling information with a design-data table is received, a... Agent: Patrick G. Burns Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
20080126406 - Complexity management tool: An object-based modeling system, method and computer apparatus models a real life process. They include model objects that represent resources used by the modeled process, and an agent link associated with each model object. Each agent link determines the status of one or more resources, and exercises control over them.... Agent: Andrew J. Cornelius, Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch LLC
20080126426 - Adaptive voice-feature-enhanced matchmaking method and system: A computer-based matchmaking method utilizing numerical representations of voice as well facial features to improve matchmaking capabilities, the voice features preferably including articulation quality measures, speed of speech measures, audio energy measures, fundamental frequency measures, and relative audio periods. Certain preferred embodiments include: plastic-surgery-unique anthropometric facial measures to enhance system... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.
20080126413 - Baselining backend component error rate to determine application performance: Deviation of an expected error rate for a backend server invoked by an application to process a request is used to characterize the backend server health. Performance data generated in response to monitoring application execution is processed to select backend error rate data. The selected data is processed to predict... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20080126410 - Business object templates: Business object templates which include a plurality of hierarchically arranged entities and characterize services associated with the entities can be used to generate new business objects. These new business objects are generated based on projections of the business object template. In some variations, the business objects include a subset of... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 64280
20080126425 - Chemical information management system and methods of using the same: In general, the present invention, and in various exemplary embodiments, provides a chemical management information system and methods of using the same. The chemical management system captures chemical use on an on-going and real-time basis regardless of the source of data. The chemical management system integrates chemical usage information by... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080126423 - Communications interface database for electronic diagnostic apparatus: A connection to an item of equipment is detected. An equipment class of the item of equipment is determined. A selection of an attribute associated with the item of equipment is received. An attribute record corresponding to the equipment class of the item of equipment and the selected attribute is... Agent: Marina G. Portnova Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080126427 - Contents-data editing apparatus, method of updating playlist of contents data, and recording medium: Playlists are generated. Each of the generated playlists instructs playback of at least a portion or portions of one or ones selected from contents-data pieces recorded on a recording medium. Playlist management tables are generated. The generated playlist management tables correspond to the contents-data pieces, respectively. Each of the playlist... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20080126422 - Data transmitting and receiving system and method: The invention discloses a data transmitting and receiving system comprising a first service provider, a second service provider, and an electronic device. The first service provider provides a plurality of media information and a plurality of tags, where each of the media information corresponds to one of the tags respectively.... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20080126411 - Demographic prediction using a social link network: A system, method, computer-readable media, and related techniques are disclosed for predicting demographic information of a user. A social link network is created and a search request for demographic information related to a first user within the social link network is received. The requested demographic information based on the demographic... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080126415 - Digital image archiving and retrieval in a mobile device system: A computer-implemented method of managing information is disclosed. The method can include receiving a message from a mobile device configured to connect to a mobile device network (the message including a digital image taken by the mobile device and including information corresponding to words), determining the words from the digital... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080126418 - Method and apparatus to store content and a query on a device: When playing back content identified on the playlist, it is determined if each of the content items is available. For a given content item that is not available, an additional content item (relevant content item) that is available and that corresponds to selection criteria is determined. The relevant content item... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080126412 - Method for collaboration of issue-resolution by different projects in a processor design: This invention is a toolset upgrading the basic WEBS system update that facilitates tracking design bugs. This invention provides an effective means for reporting, tracking, and eliminating design bugs in an environment of collaborating projects employing re-useable design hardware modules. This invention provides web-based bug reports and uses a tracking... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20080126419 - Method for providing file information according to selection of language and file reproducing apparatus using the same: A method for providing a file according to the selection of a language, and a file reproducing apparatus using the method, are provided. The method includes reading a file name of a file stored in a record medium and recognizing a language of the read file name. A letter string... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20080126416 - Method of driving an electronic element through file processing: In a method of driving an electronic element through file processing, an electronic element signal processing interface is connected to an electronic operating platform and the electronic element, so that various signals of the electronic element could be directly processed using a file process unit of an existing operating system... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080126414 - Method, system, and computer program product for providing a program interface for communications between a manufacturing execution system and a transport system: A method, system, and computer program product for providing a program interface for communications between a manufacturing execution system (MES) and a transport system are provided. The method includes initiating a communication with the transport system, querying the transport system for a list of active transport jobs, and inspecting a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20080126420 - Methods and systems to meter media content presented on a wireless communication device: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture meter media content presented on a wireless communication device are disclosed. A disclosed example method receives media content via a wireless communication device. The media content is to be presented via the wireless communication device. First information is generated indicative of a... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20080126421 - One-stop shopping system and method: A system and method are disclosed for one-stop shopping for health-care services and related needs. The one-stop shopping system and method provide objective information for the system enrollee to assess and decide on health-care insurance and services. The system and method provide this objective information in a way that is... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080126408 - Presenting continuous timestamped time-series data values for observed supervisory control and manufacturing/production parameters: A process control and manufacturing information database client application is disclosed displaying received time-series data in an unambiguous manner when a displayed range of time-series data includes a DST transition for a designated time zone for displaying the data. A data acquisition interface obtains timestamped time-series data values for an... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080126417 - Systems and methods for emergency services, medical and community response to critical incidents: Systems and methods consistent with some embodiments of the present invention provide for managing a plurality of records, including storing a plurality of records, wherein each of the plurality of records includes at least one of a section and subsection; receiving a request to access one of the plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080126409 - Systems and methods for providing a decoupled simulation for business objects: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for simulating business object behavior with a mockup object. In one exemplary embodiment, the method may include receiving a name of the mockup object for which to perform a specified action on, wherein the mockup object comprises one or more nodes,... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080126424 - Work instruction management system, work instruction management method, work instruction management apparatus and electronic paper: A work instruction management device includes a unit that obtains information stored in a radio frequency IC tag and information on a radio frequency IC tag reader, and stores the information in a memory. A tracking support unit obtains product information by matching the stored information with a first table,... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080126433 - File management device and computer-readable medium storing program: An attached file extractor extracts a file attached to a mail to store in an attached file storage, and adds a sender of the mail to the extracted file as a property. A contact destination searching unit refers to a contact destination table storage, and when the file attached to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080126428 - Interactive personal information management system: An interactive personal information management system is disclosed. The system permits a user to communicate updated information to other users of a personal information management system. The system notifies the other users of the change and automatically updates the other users' personal information management system to reflect the changed information.... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC
20080126430 - Intermediary document for critical change control: A solution for improving control of changes made to data, and more particularly, to a method, system, and computer program product for providing an intermediary document for critical change control is provided. A method may include receiving a proposed change to a field in a dataset, wherein the field is... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080126432 - Method and apparatus for shortening file name: A method and an apparatus of shortening a file name, where the method includes interpreting a file name to separate at least one word from the file name and separating at least one basic word from among the at least one separated word, filtering the at least one word separated... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080126431 - Method and device for data backup: if the file already exists, the file is not requested, but an annotation is made to the effect that the file is stored on the first storage system, and if the file does not exist, requesting the entire file, or parts of the file that have changed, from the first... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20080126429 - Secure data log management: In one embodiment a secure computer system comprises a processor and a memory module including logic instructions stored on a computer readable medium which. When executed by the processor, the logic instructions configure the processor to receive, in a secure computing environment, a portion of a data log from an... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080126436 - Adaptive databases: A communication device includes an input device that is configured to receive input from a user and a memory configured to store a first database associated with word prediction. The communication device may also include logic configured to form a connection with a second communication device, where the second communication... Agent: Harrity Snyder, L.L.P.
20080126437 - File sharing system, file sharing device and file sharing volume migration method: The file sharing system of the present invention selects a suitable data migration method that corresponds with the usage status and transfers data efficiently. A virtual volume and a migration source volume which is the migration target volume are associated by means of an external connection control section. When an... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20080126435 - Limited life virtual attribute values: A method and apparatus for retrieving data from a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) repository. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a request for data in a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) directory. The method may further include checking any one or more of an LDAP cache and an... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080126434 - Protocol virtualization for a network file system: A method of providing protocol virtualization for a network file system. In particular, at least one virtual file server is established in the data path between the clients and the physical file systems. The virtual file server presents a virtualized name space and a virtualized ID space to the clients,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080126438 - Per entry changelog: A method and apparatus for managing log per entry in a directory server is described. In one embodiment, the directory server receives a request to operate on an entry in the directory server. The directory server operates on the entry. The information of the operation on the entry is stored... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080126439 - Change verification in a configuration management database: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to configuration changes in a network architecture and provide a method, system and computer program product for change verification using a configuration management database (CMDB). In one embodiment of the invention, a change verification method can be provided.... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20080126440 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for file version control management: Methods, systems, and computer program products for file version control management are provided. Methods include receiving a loadset of at least one data file and activating the loadset. For each data file in the loadset, the data file is written to a target system and identified by a base name... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20080126442 - Architecture for back up and/or recovery of electronic data: Systems and methods are provided including a backup system architecture for performing backup operations. In one implementation, a method is provided. A backup process is initialized on a device. An initial backup is performed for the device including storing data from the device on a first storage device. The stored... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080126441 - Event notification management: Systems and methods are provided for event notification. In one implementation, a method is provided. A determination is made as to whether a threshold associated with pending event notifications has been exceeded by an incoming event notification. A plurality of pending event notifications that can be combined are identified. Two... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080126444 - Hybrid computer restore using network service: A backup file is generated to capture the current state of a computer. The computer state may be restored to the computer in a hybrid manner at a later time by accessing some files and/or data included in the backup file and downloading other files contained in a list in... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20080126447 - Method and computer-readable medium for verifying and saving an electronic document: A method and computer-readable medium are provided for saving the contents of a memory structure stored in a volatile memory. According to the method, corrupted portions of the memory structure are identified and an attempt is made to repair these portions. If the corrupted portions cannot be repaired, the saving... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080126443 - Method and system for efficient journal-based resynchronization: Various method and system embodiments of the present invention employ enhanced journal-based resynchronization for resynchronization of a primary volume to a remote secondary volume following restoration of a communications link or another event. Enhanced journal-based resynchronization involves maintaining a filled journal after the primary component system has resorted to bitmap-based... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080126445 - Method and system for reciprocal data backup: Methods and systems for a reciprocal backup of data, including files, directories, and application data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Reciprocal Backup System (“RBS”), which enables users of two or more computer systems connected over a network to engage each other for automated reciprocal backup needs using peer-to-peer computing... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080126446 - Systems and methods for backing up user settings: Systems and methods are provided for backing up the user settings of a computing system. The computing system is searched to identify an installed application, a known pathname for a user setting of the identified application is then obtained, and then the user setting is backed up by using the... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080126450 - Aggregation syndication platform: A system and method for processing a plurality of secondary data sets includes the steps of aggregating the secondary data sets to form a primary data set comprising of the secondary data sets, syndicating each of the secondary data sets within the primary data set for standardizing the format of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20080126451 - Allocating space on data storage devices in proportion to weights associated with the devices: Space is allocated on data storage devices in proportion to weights associated with the storage devices. The weights can be dynamically adjusted at any time in order to accommodate changes in the system and to better utilize the storage devices. The technique used to perform the allocating is independent of... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20080126452 - Autonomic learning method to load balance output transfers of two peer nodes: Disclosed are a system, a method, and a computer program product to provide for the optimization of the output transfer load balance between the peer computers transferring data to one or more storage devices. The peer computers receive, organize and transfer the data to storage devices. The data set is... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (ibm)
20080126449 - Method of distributing data files and memory system for storing data files: The invention relates to a method of distributing data files to a memory system having more than one memory devices. Each of the memory devices being arranged for storing at least one data file. The steps of the method comprise acquiring speed indicators indicating the writing speed of data into... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080126448 - Test engine: The present subject mater relates to testing software application configurations and, more particularly, to a test engine. The various embodiments described and illustrated herein provide systems, methods, and software that maintain a configuration database in a memory, wherein the configuration database includes a representation of configuration settings of an application.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20080126453 - Platform and method for functional programming (fp) processing: A system and method are provided for enabling an efficient processing environment for a functional programming language runtime machine. Separate processors are provided for the main FP processor and the garbage collector as well as separate access to the heap. The routine maintenance performed by the garbage collector does not... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.05/22/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080120269 - Concept keywords colorization in program identifiers: In one embodiment of this invention, a computer system performs a method for colorizing concept keywords within program identifiers in source code. A computer system decomposes each identifier in the source code into one or more concept keywords The computer system determines a numerical value for each concept keyword based... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080120270 - Database system: A database system includes receiving, storing and retrieving data using the following database elements: an item element comprising database data; a link element comprising a link between the item element and a further item element; an item type element comprising type information of the item element; and a link type... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center
20080120268 - Navigation of interrelated hierarchies for application performance data: Two or more interrelated hierarchies within a set of performance data may be integrated into a single hierarchy. The single hierarchy may be provided in a single user interface to allow a user to navigate the single hierarchy. By navigating through the single hierarchy, a user may view relationships between... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20080120274 - Approximating a database statistic: A method and apparatus for approximating a database statistic, such as the number of distinct values (NDV) is provided. To approximate the NDV for a portion of a table, a synopsis of distinct values is constructed. Each value in the portion is mapped to a domain of values. The mapping... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080120272 - Extrapolating from date statistics: A database system extrapolates from date statistics maintained on a table in the system. In doing so, the system receives at a current date a date value in relation to which statistics are required, calculates a highest date for the date statistics, and compares the date value with the highest... Agent: John D. Cowart Intellectual Property Section
20080120275 - Merging synopses to determine number of distinct values in large databases: A method and apparatus for merging synopses to determine a database statistic, e.g., a number of distinct values (NDV), is disclosed. The merging can be used to determine an initial database statistic or to perform incremental statistics maintenance. For example, each synopsis can pertain to a different partition, such that... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080120273 - Profile based optimization: A method, computer program, and system for optimizing the execution of a SQL request on a database system are disclosed. The database system has a state. The request has characteristics and the state has characteristics. The SQL request is parsed to create a logical plan. The logical plan is enumerated... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080120271 - Tracking entities during identity resolution: A method of tracking entities for identity resolution in database systems comprises assigning each account of a plurality of accounts a unique entity belonging only to the account and in which the account is contained; keeping track of the age of each account of the plurality of accounts; and assigning... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.c.
20080120281 - Dynamic assembly of information pedigrees: This disclosure describes techniques of dynamically assembling and utilizing a pedigree of a resource. A pedigree of a resource is a set of statements that describe a provenance of the resource. As described herein, a set of one or more servers may host context objects that contain the statements that... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20080120277 - Initial impression analysis tool for an online dating service: A system and method are directed towards managing a display of initial impression attributes to bring the most relevant information into quick view. The view can be customized by the user. Within a search context, a search may be performed based on a set of search criteria. The user may... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.c.
20080120280 - Method, system and program for creating an index: A method for creating an index for searching a structured document having a document data-structure stored, in a computer. The method to be performed in the computer for creating an index includes the steps of: analyzing a structured document to extract a document data-structure in the structured document; normalizing the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080120279 - Semantic search in a database: A search system performs a search in a database. In one embodiment, a process of the search system includes, but is not limited to, in response to a request to search a search term in the database, performing the search in the database based on semantics relationships of the search... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080120278 - System and method for managing search results and delivering advertising and enhanced effectiveness: A search result management system manages search results provided by each of a plurality of remote search engines and provides targeted advertisement content. The system comprises a search result management component capturing at least one search session executed by a first user interface object. Capturing the search session comprises capturing... Agent: Timothy P. O'hagan
20080120276 - Systems and methods using query patterns to disambiguate query intent: Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to disambiguating queries. Particular embodiments can be used in connection with query analysis and query rewrite processes to determine the intent of one or more keywords contained in a query.... Agent: Law Office Of Mark J. Spolyar
20080120282 - Interactive electronic technical manual system with database insertion and retrieval: A Class V Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) system that allows remote diagnostic engineers to interact directly with on-site maintenance technicians and a system under test. In addition, the IETM system permits automatic synchronization of files on a maintenance technician's portable electronic display device. The IETM system is also capable... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc
20080120283 - Processing xml data stream(s) using continuous queries in a data stream management system: A computer is programmed to accept queries over streams of, data structured as per a predetermined syntax (e.g. defined in XML). The computer is further programmed to execute such queries continually (or periodically) on data streams of tuples containing structured data that conform to the same predetermined syntax. In many... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20080120284 - Ris browser for direct access to a radiology information system from a diagnostic imaging modality scanner console: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for remote access to a healthcare information system from a diagnostic imaging modality scanner console. Certain embodiments provide a browser located at a diagnostic imaging system console and configured to access a healthcare information system from a diagnostic imaging system... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080120290 - Apparatus for performing a weight-based search: An apparatus assigns tags to and descriptive of content. Assigned to the tags are respective weights with respect to the content. The tags and associated weights may be stored in a memory. The weights may be indicative of an importance of the tags to respective portions of the content. The... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski Market Square
20080120288 - Collaborative-filtering content model for recommending items: Methods and apparatus for a recommendation system based on collaborative filtering is provided. Explicit and implicit ratings of items by network users are used to create a contextual model. The explicit ratings comprise different rating types regarding different item attributes. The implicit ratings comprise different rating types derived from different... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20080120287 - Collaborative-filtering contextual model based on explicit and implicit ratings for recommending items: Methods and apparatus for a recommendation system based on collaborative filtering is provided. Explicit and implicit ratings of items by network users are used to create a contextual model. The explicit ratings comprise different rating types regarding different item attributes. The implicit ratings comprise different rating types derived from different... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20080120291 - Computer program implementing a weight-based search: A method assigns tags to and descriptive of content. Assigned to the tags are respective weights with respect to the content. The tags and associated weights may be stored in a memory. The weights may be indicative of an importance of the tags to respective portions of the content. The... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski Market Square
20080120286 - Method and system for performing a clean operation on a query result: A method, system and article of manufacture for performing a clean operation on a query result. One embodiment comprises receiving a query result for an abstract query composed on the basis of a data abstraction model that models physical data in one or more databases in a manner making a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080120289 - Method and systems for real-time active refinement of search results: m
20080120293 - Retrieval system and method of displaying retrieved results in the system: In a case that documents satisfying search conditions input on a retrieval device are retrieved and there is a plurality of retrieved documents, the priority levels of the retrieved documents are determined based on the installation site of the retrieval device, information on the date and time when a search... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080120292 - Search clustering: In one example embodiment, a method is illustrated as including retrieving item data from a plurality of listings, the item data filtered from noise data, constructing at least one base cluster having at least one document with common item data stored in a suffix ordering, compacting the at least one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080120285 - Systems, methods, and computer readable mediums for displaying customized information in a ticker gui on a video display device: Systems, methods, and computer readable mediums for displaying customized information in a ticker GUI on a video display device are provided. In one exemplary method, the method includes receiving an indication of at least one type of information to be displayed from a plurality of information types in the ticker... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth
20080120294 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for media asset searching and access: Computer-implemented systems and methods for handling media assets in a networked environment. Media assets located in a data store are searched and through use of a level of relatedness algorithm, a subset of media assets are returned to a user's device. The subset of media assets are displayed in a... Agent: Jones Day
20080120295 - Method for improving local descriptors in peer-to-peer file sharing: A method for improving searches in a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing system that includes a plurality of server computers. A content file, identified by a descriptor including at least one metadata term and a mathematical identifier that uniquely identifies the content file in one of the server computers, is selected... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson
20080120296 - Systems and methods for free text searching of electronic medical record data: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for free text searching of electronic medical records. Certain embodiments provide a system including an interface configured to accept search criteria and display search results and a search engine accepting a free text search query from the interface. The free... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080120300 - Exception ordering in contention management to support speculative sequential semantics: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for handling exceptions in sequential statements that are executed in parallel. A transactional memory system is provided with a contention manager. The contention manager is responsible for managing exceptions that occur within statements that were designed to be executed in an original sequential order,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080120298 - Parallelizing sequential frameworks using transactions: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for transforming a sequential loop into a parallel loop for use with a transactional memory system. Open ended and/or closed ended sequential loops can be transformed to parallel loops. For example, a section of code containing an original sequential loop is analyzed to determine... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080120299 - Parallelizing sequential frameworks using transactions: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for transforming a sequential loop into a parallel loop for use with a transactional memory system. A transactional memory system is provided. A first section of code containing an original sequential loop is transformed into a second section of code containing a parallel loop... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080120297 - Versioning and concurrency control for multiple client access of data: Versioning and concurrency control architecture of data operations on data of a data source by multiple independent clients of a user. Data operation messages between the clients and the data source are intercepted and tracked for serialization control to a data view instance of the data source. The architecture can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080120301 - Method and system for using data profiles of database tables to identify potential bugs in business software: A method, system, apparatus, or computer program product is presented for processing data from a database to derive a database examination profile that is then subsequently evaluated against the database in order to discover potential software bugs in an application program that uses the database. After a database has been... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20080120302 - Resource level role based access control for storage management: A method, apparatus, and system for providing role-based access control (RBAC) for storage management are described herein. Resource-identifying information is stored in a role-based access database for a network storage system, in association with role-identifying information for each of a plurality of roles and operation-identifying information. The operation-identifying information indicates... Agent: Network Appliance/blakely
20080120303 - Dynamically changeable virtual mapping scheme: A system is provided to support dynamically changeable virtual mapping schemes in a data processing system. The present invention separates processing of data unit requirements from the selection of which storage subsystems to use for storage by using a storage methodologies inventory. A stored data management subsystem contains one or... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c. / Sun / Stk
20080120304 - Method and system for providing high performance data modification of relational database tables: A method for updating a database, including connecting from a client to a database on a server, generating a temporary table on the server, wherein the temporary table is a copy of a target table from the database, storing client data into the temporary table as temporary table data, and... Agent: F. Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, Llc
20080120306 - Data capture and fusion from a population of device users: A method and system is provided for capturing data from a population of device users with network access. A requestor may request a data capture. The requested data may include, for example, a geographical location or a desired subject matter. Devices capable of providing the requested data capture are identified... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080120310 - Deriving hierarchical organization from a set of tagged digital objects: A method of and system for deriving hierarchical structure from a set of digital objects is presented. The set of digital objects, such as digital images for example, may include a plurality of digital objects each associated with a data tag (such as a date, location, and/or text description, for... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20080120311 - Device and method for protecting unauthorized data from being used in a presentation on a device: The present invention relates to a system and method for interacting with digital media that permits creating, editing, combining, producing, and using digital media content. In one aspect of the invention, these features are implemented using a “virtual container” or unit that contains structured information. This structured information includes the... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080120307 - Guided cluster attribute selection: A method for selecting at least one target customer attribute from a plurality of customer attributes, wherein each customer attribute represents a unique customer characteristic is provided. The plurality of customer attributes is presented for selection. A selection of at least one target customer attribute selected from the plurality of... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/yahoo
20080120308 - Methods, systems and apparatus for delivery of media: Systems, methods and apparatus for collecting data and presenting media to a user are provided. The systems generally includes a data gathering module associated with an electronic device. The data gathering module communicates gathered data to a management module, which manages at least one user profile based on the gathered... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080120309 - Storing, maintaining and locating information: Embodiments are provided to store, maintain, and/or locate information. In an embodiment, historical information can be stored, maintained, and located using a logical schema and a number of temporal tables associated with a database. A number of rules can be used to update information stored in the temporal tables. Query... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080120312 - System and method for creating a new title that incorporates a preexisting title: The present invention relates to a system and method for interacting with digital media that permits creating, editing, combining, producing, and using digital media content. In one aspect of the invention, these features are implemented using a “virtual container” or unit that contains structured information. This structured information includes the... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080120305 - Web application auditing based on sub-application identification: A web application is more efficiently analyzed by identifying the sub-applications used to generate the various web pages available at the web application and then limiting the vulnerability assessment to just a subset of the web pages generated by each sub-application. The sub-applications can be identified by detecting similarity between... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company Intellectual Property Administration
20080120313 - Process for data driven application integration for b2b: Aspects of the present embodiments provide an eCommerce environment adapted to accept and process various message types (e.g., cXML and mXML). In general, requests are provided from a requesting entity to an application hosting entity. Data from incoming requests are mapped to a format understandable to an appropriate application(s). Responses... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080120317 - Language processing system: A language processing system is provided, including at least one computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions for performing a method. The method may include retrieving a first body of alphanumeric character-based text from a first database. The method may also include converting the first body of alphanumeric character-based text into... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.l.p.
20080120314 - Map-reduce with merge to process multiple relational datasets: A method of processing relationships of at least two datasets is provided. For each of the datasets, a map-reduce subsystem is provided such that the data of that dataset is mapped to corresponding intermediate data for that dataset. The intermediate data for that dataset is reduced to a set of... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/yahoo
20080120316 - Method for generating presentation oriented xml schemas through a graphical user interface: A document rendering system includes a standard schema and a graphical user interface configured to receive graphically represented presentation constraints. A translation engine is configured to translate the graphically represented presentation constraints into a presentation schema conforming with a syntax of the standard schema. A validation engine is configured to... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20080120315 - Signal message decompressor: A method for compressing data comprising, selecting a dictionary, compressing data using the dictionary, and appending an indicator to the compressed data, wherein the indicator comprises an indicator value representing the dictionary. A compression algorithm may also be defined, wherein the compressing of data comprises compressing data using the selected... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080120320 - Apparatus, system, and method for reporting on enterprise data processing system configurations: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for reporting on enterprise data processing system configurations. A collection module records a plurality of entity configurations for a DPS in a history database. In one embodiment, a selection module selects a subset of entities of the DPS. A report module generates a... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080120324 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for displaying media assets: Computer-implemented systems and methods for handling media assets in a networked environment. Media assets located in a data store are searched and through use of a level of relatedness algorithm, a subset of media assets are returned to a user's device. The subset of media assets are displayed in a... Agent: Jones Day
20080120325 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for user access of media assets: Computer-implemented systems and methods for handling media assets in a networked environment. Media assets located in a data store are searched and through use of a level of relatedness algorithm, a subset of media assets are returned to a user's device. The subset of media assets are displayed in a... Agent: Jones Day
20080120318 - Device, method and computer program product for information retrieval: A system, method and computer product for information retrieval. The method includes: generating a control data structure representative of multiple information items that were journaled from a group of tables to a group of journal receivers; wherein the journal data structure comprises association information that associates between different table representations... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080120329 - Key update method and apparatus thereof: A key update method and a key update apparatus are provided. The method includes storing data in a database of an update server, the data having an encoded updated node key in response to a node key update for a group; selecting necessary data, from among the data having the... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.l.p.
20080120327 - Method and system for transforming metadata modeled in the common information model into grid control target metadata: An automated technique for generating target metadata for a CIM-enabled managed entity is provided. A method of generating management metadata for a resource comprises receiving information indicating a resource to be managed, obtaining information relating to the resource, extracting properties relating to management of the resource from the information relating... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen, LLP
20080120328 - Method of performing a weight-based search: A method assigns tags to and descriptive of content. Assigned to the tags are respective weights with respect to the content. The tags and associated weights may be stored in a memory. The weights may be indicative of an importance of the tags to respective portions of the content. The... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski Market Square
20080120326 - Query generation: A query generator is operable to generate a query for retrieving data that satisfy a conditional expression from a database, and/or perform an arbitrary calculation on at least part of the retrieved data. The query generator can receive an input query and analyze the query to ascertain whether it contains... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080120323 - System and method for generating customized reports: Customized report generation system and method. Data is retrieved from one or more repositories. The data is consolidated to form a data file. Configuration information from a template file is applied to the data file to produce a report file. Customized reports are generated based on the report file.... Agent: Daniel H. Golub
20080120319 - System and method for identifying computer users having files with common attributes: A system and a method for identifying computer users having files with common attributes are provided. The method includes generating a first table having a set of attributes for each file in a first set of files associated with a first computer user. The set of attributes for each file... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Ibm Tuscon Division
20080120330 - System and method for linking user generated data pertaining to sequential content: The present invention relates to a system and method for interacting with digital media that permits creating, editing, combining, producing, and using digital media content. In one aspect of the invention, these features are implemented using a “virtual container” or unit that contains structured information. This structured information includes the... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080120322 - Techniques of efficient query over text, image, audio, video and other domain specific data in xml using xml table index with integration of text index and other domain specific indexes: Commonly searched nodes of complex data types contained in a collection of XML documents can be projected to, and their values can be stored in, corresponding columns in XML Table Index tables in a database system. In one embodiment, those columns stores logical pointers, rather than raw values, of the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080120321 - Techniques of efficient xml query using combination of xml table index and path/value index: A mechanism is provided for accessing XML data in a database system using a combination of a XML Table Index table and a XML Path Index table. By using a combination of a XML Table Index and a XML Path Index, both selection access and navigational access involved in a... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080120331 - Annotation of query components: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that may be used to create and share annotations for query components, such as query conditions, in an effort to share domain knowledge, are provided. The annotations may be created by users with particular domain knowledge and may contain information useful to other users... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080120333 - Generic infrastructure for migrating data between applications: A field map is applied to elements in a data representation of data from a source database to identify schema elements in a schema. Hierarchical relationships between schema elements that are described in the schema are used to construct a hierarchical data representation from the data representation. Based on the... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080120332 - Programmable logic and constraints for a dynamically typed storage system: Embodiments define a set of rules such that a type designer can express as part of a type's definition whether the type has extended the logic and/or constraints of its ancestral types in such a way that applications written against that ancestral type will continue to function correctly. Nonconformity can... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080120334 - Database system and method: A method for emulating an Object-Oriented database (OODB) on a Relational database, comprising: define the desired data structure as objects for an Object-Oriented database; for each object, open an RDB table; for each object, in the RDB table, define relevant fields; implement an OODB interface with the user while storing... Agent: Brux Software Solutions Ltd.
20080120339 - Collaborative-filtering contextual model optimized for an objective function for recommending items: Methods and apparatus for a recommendation system based on collaborative filtering is provided. Explicit and implicit ratings of items by network users are used to create a contextual model. The explicit ratings comprise different rating types regarding different item attributes. The implicit ratings comprise different rating types derived from different... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20080120341 - Content data recording/reproducing device, information communication system, contents list generation method and program: The present invention provides a content data recording/reproducing device, comprising a communication unit that engages in communication with an external device, a storage unit that stores content data and additional data related to the content data, a content data extraction unit that selectively extracts the content data from the storage... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080120343 - Dynamic binding of portlets: The present invention relates to a method and respective system for binding a portlet into a web portal infrastructure comprising at least one portal and a plurality of portlets. A method in accordance with an embodiment includes: storing a portlet profile data structure, wherein the portlet profile data structure is... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro Llc
20080120335 - Environmental control system and method: The sensors dialog box (100) can be used to serve two purposes, according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention. First, it can allow the user to specify and change most of the settings of the sensors used in the system. When the user selects a sensor from the... Agent: Alexei Dolgoff
20080120340 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, job administrating method and job administrating program: An image forming system comprising a plurality of image forming apparatuses interconnected via a network, wherein an image forming apparatus is capable of transmitting image data to another image forming apparatus, and the image forming apparatus capable of transmitting the image data comprising: a transmitter that transmits image data to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20080120336 - Method and system for mapping gui widgets: As indicated above, an exemplary feature of the present invention is to automatically identify corresponding GUI elements on different computer systems, or the same computer system at different points in time. Specifically, under the present invention, a user action on a widget of a GUI provided by an application loaded... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro Llc
20080120337 - Method and system for performing data operations using a publish/subscribe service: A method for performing data operations using a publish/subscribe service includes providing a first tuple that includes data operation information that is configured to operate on a source data, providing for a first subscription by the first tuple to a second tuple that includes the source data, and providing for... Agent: Scenera Research, Llc
20080120344 - Method and system for providing media content over a computer network: A method and system to identify an ability of a computer system to playback media content locally. The system progresses through media content playback applications by querying the computer system over a computer network. The system progresses through the applications to assess an ability of the computer system to playback... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080120342 - System and method for providing data to be used in a presentation on a device: The present invention relates to a system and method for interacting with digital media that permits creating, editing, combining, producing, and using digital media content. In one aspect of the invention, these features are implemented using a “virtual container” or unit that contains structured information. This structured information includes the... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080120338 - Trigger for targeted brute force synchronization in a upnp client-driven synchronization model: A system for improved synchronization with regard to changes in a CDS media library. A property is added to the LastChange state variable that indicates a particular container to which changes have been made. Information can also be appended to the state variable indicating whether there have been additions, deletions,... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080120345 - Media distribution system and method for generating media presentations customized with real-time feedback from a user: A media distribution system has a media classification file that associates characteristics with each of a plurality of media clips, a control mechanism for receiving desired media characteristics from the user, and a goal seeking engine for selecting select media clips from the plurality of media clips based upon the... Agent: Law Offices Of Eric Karich
20080120347 - Method and system for updating file segments of content on a portable media player device: A method and system includes a storage device 32 having an interface 57, a portable media player 36 in communication with the storage device through the interface 57. The portable media player 36 stores a file having a plurality of segments therein. The storage device 32 updates a first segment... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20080120346 - Purging of stored timeseries data: There is disclosed methods, systems and computer program products for purging stored data in a repository. Users attach relative importance to all data samples across all timeseries in a repository. The importance attached to a data sample is the ‘utility value’ of the data sample. An algorithm uses the utility... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, Llc
20080120348 - Data-oriented programming model for loosely-coupled applications: A reactor and method configured to maintain data consistency. The reactor includes an inbox configured to receive update information. An apply operation is configured to apply the update information to a prestate to determine a stimulus state based on the update information. A response state is derived in accordance with... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.c.
20080120349 - Method for deferred logging and apparatus thereof: A logging method of reducing a log size by using a log entry when a log record is generated by an update, and an apparatus therefore, is provided. The method includes storing log information of a data page being updated; when the update of the data page is completed, reading... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080120350 - System and method for management of end user computing devices: A system and method is provided for the repair of operating system and application binary files and configuration data files at pre-operating system boot stage by comparing attributes of the files against a reference collection of such files stored on a server during each reboot or restart cycle while creating... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080120352 - Copy control method and a storage device: In a copy control method, during a process for the acquisition of a data copy at a designated time, a recovery period of time can still be reduced when an input/output request is issued for copy source data at the designated time. For a system that includes a first storage... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080120351 - Efficient migration of binary xml across databases: Techniques are provided for transporting subset of databases containing binary XML data. In one embodiment, a method is provided that allows transporting binary XML data that conforms to schema by also transporting the schema entries that are necessary to derive the binary XML. In another embodiment, a method is provided... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080120353 - Electronic device having file restore function and method thereof: An electronic device having a file restore function and a method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a formatting unit for performing a backup of data that is used for file management in a backup region of a recording medium, and formatting the recording medium by initializing a region... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.l.p.
20080120354 - Electronic device having file listing function and method thereof: An electronic device comprising a file listing function and a method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a recording medium for storing a file of a specified format, and a control unit for creating a file path for accessing the file using a code in which a first figure... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.l.p.05/15/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080114716 - Conflict resolution mechanism for managing calendar events with a mobile communication device: The present invention discloses a method for handling scheduling conflicts. The method can include a step of conveying scheduled events to a mobile communication device. Times associated with the events can be analyzed to determine potential conflicts. A set of previously established conflict resolution rules can be applied to the... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.a.
20080114717 - Retrieving hierarchical data: Hierarchical data may be provided. First, first data may be received corresponding to a first item. The first item may correspond, for example, to a web site. Next, a first cache may be created corresponding to an ancestry of the first item. In creating the first cache, information may be... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114718 - Apparatus and method for database execution detail repository: A database query optimizer includes an access plan storage mechanism that stores execution detail corresponding to a query statement in an access plan cache. By storing execution detail in the access plan cache along with the query statement, the execution detail is available when needed to debug database problems, even... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080114723 - Interaction modalities for multimedia delivery and presentation: A method and apparatus for displaying received data, analyze the quality of the displayed data formulating a media-parameter suggestion for the encoder to alter the characteristics of data to be sent to the receiver, and sending from the receiver, the formulated suggestion.... Agent: At&t Corp.
20080114725 - Method and system for high performance data metatagging and data indexing using coprocessors: Disclosed herein is a method and system for hardware-accelerating the generation of metadata for a data stream using a coprocessor. Using these techniques, data can be richly indexed, classified, and clustered at high speeds. Reconfigurable logic such a field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) can be used by the coprocessor for... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20080114724 - Method and system for high performance integration, processing and searching of structured and unstructured data using coprocessors: Disclosed herein is a method and system for integrating an enterprise's structured and unstructured data to provide users and enterprise applications with efficient and intelligent access to that data. Queries can be directed toward both an enterprise's structured and unstructured data using standardized database query formats such as SQL commands.... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20080114722 - Method for low distortion embedding of edit distance to hamming distance: A method of embedding the edit distance metric into the Hamming distance metric with low distortion. In other words, two input character strings are mapped to two corresponding output bit strings such that the Hamming distance between the output strings is approximately proportional to the edit distance between the two... Agent: Vista Ip Law Group LLP
20080114720 - Offline sharing capability for client application: Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and UI modifications for existing applications are used to implement efficient methods for taking content offline with full synchronization, incremental synchronization, in the case of document libraries per-folder synchronization, and the like. The APIs provide support for synchronizing changes to attachments, the ability to download a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114719 - System and method for data transformation: A method of data transformation including receiving a selection of an input structure, the input structure having a plurality of items, transforming each item in the input structure into a node, and applying a structure map to each node to produce a plurality of output nodes. Also described is a... Agent: Docket Clerk
20080114721 - System and method for generating substitutable queries on the basis of one or more features: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for generating one or more related queries with respect to a given query. The method may comprise receiving a query comprising one or more terms, generating a corpus of candidate reformulations and identifying one or more queries or terms from the... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20080114730 - Batching document identifiers for result trimming: A query is separated into subqueries including a first subquery containing terms applicable to a first data store and a second subquery containing terms applicable to a second data store, where both data stores maintain information regarding the documents. Applying the first subquery to the first data store retrieves a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114731 - Client-side federated search: A method and apparatus for client-side federated search is provided. The user subscribes to a number of information providers, wherein a list of the information providers for the user is stored at a search engine. When the user at a client device submits a search query to the search engine,... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080114729 - Computer-implemented interactive, virtual bookshelf system and method: A computer-implemented method and system for realizing an interactive, virtual bookshelf representing physical books and digitally stored books of the user. Using a search query, the Web is searched using search metadata to identify a desired book. Library metadata corresponding to the physical books and digitally stored books of the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080114732 - Information processing apparatus and method, program, and storage medium: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: storage means for storing a recommendation degree that indicates a degree of recommendation of a content for a user; similarity degree calculation means for calculating a degree of similarity between a part of a user profile as updated and a content profile;... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080114734 - Information processing method and system: The invention provides service search technology that is more user-friendly and that places less of a burden on the network. To accomplish this, services on a network are searched and the search results that are obtained are used to create a service list, which is saved (S701 through S703). The... Agent: B. Todd Todd Engineering Sales Inc.
20080114737 - Method and system for automatically identifying users to participate in an electronic conversation: A device and a method of automatically identifying users for an electronic conversation is provided. A user interaction indicator is received at a first computer system from a second computer system. The user interaction indicator indicates an interaction by a user at the second computer system with a website. A... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080114736 - Method of inferring spatial meaning to text: A computer-implemented method involving a corpus of documents, the method involving: analyzing the documents in the corpus of documents to identify known spatial identifiers, each of the known spatial identifiers identifying a corresponding spatial location; analyzing the corpus of documents to identify a specific text that is not a known... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080114726 - Method to query cell phones for pictures of an event: A method for retrieving image data includes: inputting a query for image data into a communications infrastructure; communicating the query to a plurality of communications devices, the plurality of communications devices providing the image data to the communications infrastructure; and retrieving the image data from the communications infrastructure. A system... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Ibm Austin
20080114728 - Methods and apparatus for applying success metrics and metadata commerce in search and knowledge systems: For centuries written content has been subject to plagiarism, diminishing the value of the content to owners. This problem has been compounded by networked information spaces such as the Internet where content can be published widely in a very short period of time. The present invention solves one aspect of... Agent: Mark M. Huck
20080114740 - System and method for maintaining conformance of electronic document structure with multiple, variant document structure models: Embodiments include a system and method of facilitating the control and management of information and actions related to the computerized creation, maintenance, processing, storage, retrieval, and use of structured electronic documents in a manner such that collections of documents which are closely related with regard to structure can be stored... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080114739 - System and method for searching for internet-accessible content: A system and method for searching and voting on Internet-accessible content is presented. One or more meta servers or sites store information about the structure and location of content on one or more Internet host servers. HTML-linked content on the one or more Internet host servers is indexed and stored... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP
20080114738 - System for improving document interlinking via linguistic analysis and searching: A method for dynamically interlinking documents within a collection, comprising downloading documents within said collection; generating a reverse index and a content signature database of said collection, selecting for each document within said collection, a list of words within to convert into search links, based on the said content signature... Agent: Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP
20080114735 - Systems and methods for managing information: Systems and methods for application programming and data storage and retrieval are disclosed. The systems and methods relate to an application programming system that is comprised of a plurality of dynamic distributed objects, each preferably having a child register and parent register. The dynamic distributed objects are preferably organized into... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080114727 - Universal statistical data mining component: The invention provides a system and method for extracting, storing, accessing, and/or analyzing statistical data from a plurality of software applications. In one embodiment, the invention includes a statistical data mining application and a universal application programming interface that extracts data summary objects from the plurality of software applications according... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080114733 - User-structured data table indexing: User-structured data tables can be queried more efficiently by storing a copy of the important data from a user-structured data base table in one or more special indexes. A special index normally comprises Name Value Pairs (NVP) that can be used to efficiently query the important data by using the... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114744 - Method and system for cleansing sequence-based data at query time: A method and system for cleansing anomalies from sequence-based data at query time. Sequence-based data such as RFID data is loaded into a database. One or more cleansing rules are received at a cleansing rules engine. The cleansing rule engine converts the cleansing rule(s) to a template that includes logic... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080114745 - Simplified search interface for querying a relational database: Methods and computer-readable media are provided for performing a search on a relational database. According to one method, a query class is provided that includes properties that specify how a query is to be performed and how results from the query are to be returned, and an execute method that... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080114749 - Event searching: Events can be searched by identifying a query that includes a time interval and a search component, determining a time increment associated with the time interval, and partitioning the time interval into partitions based on the time increment. For each partition, a relevance of each event in a collection of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080114755 - Identifying sources of media content having a high likelihood of producing on-topic content: Methods and systems are provided for identifying on-topic sources of media content. According to one embodiment, candidate seed sites are identified from which current seeds are selected for deep crawling. The current seeds are identified by correlating relevancy scores or key-word search results from multiple search engines; and selecting the... Agent: Michael A Desanctis Hamilton Desanctis & Cha LLP
20080114754 - Information retrieval apparatus and information retrieval method: A retrieval information that is a retrieval target, acquired from an information source, is arranged on a vector space. Data of a usage information and a content specifying manners of usage, used by the user in the past is acquired by a usage-information acquisition unit. A user's preference extraction unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080114753 - Method and a device for ranking linked documents: A method of determining a ranking for a number of linked documents. The method comprises the following steps: a) analyzing the documents for documenting links to and from each of the documents, b) virtually adding a link to each of the documents from a virtual document, c) virtually adding a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20080114748 - Peer review system and method therefor: A computer server hosting a website wherein the computer server executes program instructions, the programming instructions comprising: authenticating a valid customer; entering survey data and comments about a service provider by the valid customer from a computer system coupled to the server; adding survey score and comments to a database... Agent: Weiss & Moy Pc
20080114752 - Querying across disparate schemas: Efficient querying across disparate schemas can be implemented by initially limiting the total number of lists and the total number of items queried and by using a mechanism for aligning data during the query. Querying across disparate data (e.g., data that is stored in accordance with disparate schemas) can comprise... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114751 - Real time implicit user modeling for personalized search: A method and apparatus for utilizing user behavior to immediately modify sets of search results so that the most relevant documents are moved to the top. In one embodiment of the invention, behavior data, which can come from virtually any activity, is used to infer the user's intent. The updated... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080114750 - Retrieval and ranking of items utilizing similarity: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods for facilitating item retrieval and/or ranking. An original ranking of items can be modified and enhanced utilizing a Markov Random Field (MRF) approach based upon item similarity. Item similarity can be measured utilizing a variety of methods. An MRF similarity model can... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080114747 - Speech interface for search engines: An embodiment provides search results from a speech initiated search query. The system receives voiced utterances from a user, converts the voiced utterances through use of a speech recognition application, system or method into data strings, identifies from the data strings a search engine identifier representing a search engine chosen... Agent: Michael Goller
20080114759 - Deriving user intent from a user query: A system and method for deriving user intent from a query. The system includes a query engine, and an advertisement engine. The query engine receives a query from the user. The query engine analyzes the query to determine a query intent that is matched to a domain. The query may... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20080114762 - Information providing system, information providing method and program: The present invention provides an information providing system including an information registration unit capable of registering a front keyword for use in relation to content or content information to be provided a user terminal and back keywords set in relation to the front keyword can be registered, an advertisement registration... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080114760 - Method and apparatus for approximate matching of image data: A method and device are disclosed for an associative and approximate, analog or digital scanning of databases that allows for the asynchronous accessing of data from a mass storage medium. The invention includes providing dedicated analog and digital circuitry and decision logic at the mass storage medium level for determining... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP Attn: Richard E. Haferkamp
20080114761 - Methods and systems for search indexing: The present invention provides for quick and efficient searching. One embodiment includes a first instruction configured to read at least a first search string and a second search string entered into a same first search field, and a second instruction configured to incrementally filter search results to locate at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080114758 - System and method for information retrieval using context information: The present disclosure provides a system and method of collecting information and associated context. Information is retrieved using context information by receiving a search request to identify an information item, the search request including a context item comprising circumstantial information related to a previous experience with the information item, and... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080114757 - Versatile page number detector: A method for detection of page numbers in a document includes identifying a plurality of text fragments associated with a plurality of pages of a document. From the identified text fragments, at least one sequence is identified. Each identified sequence includes a plurality of terms. Each term of the sequence... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20080114764 - Content classification method and content reproduction apparatus capable of performing the method: A tag-based content classification method of classifying content based on a custom tag defined using user taste-based category information and a content reproduction apparatus to perform the method. The content classification method includes: analyzing content, and classifying the content based on whether the content comprises a first custom tag, the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080114766 - Data serialization and transfer: A transfer protocol for sending data between a source device and a receiving device uses hierarchical metadata to establish relationships between content files and content metadata so that after an initial element is received, subsequent elements, be they files or metadata, have a defined relationship to a previously sent element.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20080114768 - Maintaining tracking information for electronic documents: A plurality of parts for an electronic document are generated. The plurality of parts include a root relationship part that identifies one or more of the plurality of parts, a payload part that stores data for the electronic document, and a tracking information part that stores tracking information for the... Agent: Lee & Hayes Pllc
20080114767 - Trading files via locking and unlocking: In an embodiment, clients create trade profiles that specify trade criteria. In various embodiments, the trade criteria specify categories of files that are desired, specify files that are desired, or specify files that are available to trade. The clients send the trade profiles to a server, which selects available files... Agent: Ibm Corporation Rochester Ip Law Dept. 917
20080114773 - Apparatus and method for prefetching web page: A web page prefetching apparatus and method for efficiently prefetching a web page using link class information indicating preference of client devices for links contained in a web page. A client device includes a user input unit receiving a user input signal for a web page request; a controller receiving... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080114770 - Attribute level federation from multiple data sources: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for retrieving data. The process identifies a class type for the requested attribute data to form an identified class type in response to receiving a request for attribute data for a configuration item from a client. The process generates a set... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080114771 - Device-side data de-duping: A client-side device is capable of wirelessly receiving user data for the device. The device is capable of removing duplicative user data items among data wirelessly received and data already existing on the device. The duplicative data may be “de-duped” even though duplicative data items may arise as a result... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080114774 - Internet contextual communication system: This invention relates to a system and method for presenting to a user relevant areas of distributed computer network sites. In particular, the invention disclosed infers and cross reference user mind sets with data stores of potential user goals. The user mind sets indicate a navigational goal of a user... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.
20080114772 - Method for connecting to a network location associated with content: A method for connecting to a network location associated with content is disclosed. In one embodiment, a network location associated with content is obtained, the content is accessed, and a connection is made to the network location at a time other than when access to the content expires. In another... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk
20080114743 - Method and system for incrementally selecting and providing relevant search engines in response to a user query: Methods and systems for incrementally selecting and providing relevant search engines in response to a user query. A method of incrementally selecting and providing relevant search engines is based in part on identifying a set of search engines associated with corresponding metadata, receiving a partial search query entered by the... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080114742 - Object entity searching method and object entity searching device: An object-entity searching method is disclosed that is able to effectively utilize digital document information and generate candidate-entity document sets based on relationships between a digital document and an object entity, and able to improve precision of searching for an object entity. The method includes the steps of selecting field-digital... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080114741 - Search result optimization method and device: An information searching method is disclosed that is able to effectively utilize non-content descriptive information to optimize preliminary search results and thus improve searching precision. The information searching method includes the steps of extracting one or more non-content characteristics of a document from a document set, analyzing the extracted non-content... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080114746 - Method and apparatus for optimizing queries in a logically partitioned computer system: A database query optimizer for a computer system having dynamically configurable logical partitions generates an optimized query strategy which is dependent on a logical partition configuration. When the query is executed, the configuration of the logical partition in which the query is executed is compared to the logical partition configuration... Agent: Ibm Corporation Rochester Ip Law Dept. 917
20080114756 - Authomatic, personalized online information and product services: A method for providing automatic, personalized information services to a computer user includes the following steps: transparently monitoring user interactions with data during normal use of the computer; updating user-specific data files including a set of user-related documents; estimating parameters of a learning machine that define a User Model specific... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080114763 - System and method for displaying clusters: A system and method for displaying clusters is provided. A plurality of clusters are generated. Each cluster includes one or more documents. A cluster concept selected from the documents is identified. The cluster concepts that satisfy an acceptance criteria are selected. Spines are formed from the clusters associated therewith. The... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20080114765 - Computer program, method, and apparatus for data sorting: A data sorting program that is capable of performing a data sorting process by using a small capacity of memory at a fast speed. A computer executing the data sorting program has the following functions. A concise ordered TRIE creator creates a root, sequentially reads the characters of each data,... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080114769 - Authorization data model: An authorization data model factors roles into generic roles and responsibilities, using these attributes at run-time to complete an authorization process based on non-static privileges associated with currently defined roles and responsibilities. Multiple applications collect current variable authorization information at run-time, when prompted by a user request to access a... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar Llc
20080114775 - Human relationships registering system, method and device for registering human relationships, program for registering human relationships, and medium storing human relationships registering program and readable by computer: To provide a human relationships registering system, a method and a server for registering human relationships, a program for registering human relationships, and a medium storing human relationships registering program and readable by a computer, all of which are used to establish wide and close relationships with members having a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080114776 - Method and system for providing presence information, the presence server thereof: A method for providing presence information is applied to a presence system, that includes a presentity, a presence server and at least one watcher. The method includes that in the presence server setting separately the value corresponding to the watcher's attributes for the same presence information provided by the presentity.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080114786 - Breaking documents: A system receives a document including a plurality of items. The system then breaks the document into a plurality of subdocuments corresponding to the plurality of items and indexes the plurality of subdocuments.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080114789 - Data item retrieval method and apparatus: Methods and Apparatuses for characterizing locators of data items and facilitating retrieval of the data items through the characterization are disclosed and described herein.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.c. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080114777 - Data structure for an electronic document and related methods: A data structure which defines an electronic document comprises first and second substantially separate portions of data. The first portion of data defining the content of the document and the second portion comprising data relating to a pattern of position identification markings (106) such that when the electronic document is... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080114780 - Efficient database data type for large objects: A method and program product for storing large objects (LOBs) in a database is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including creating a column in a database. The column is created by assigning a data type to the column suitable for storing LOBs, assigning a maximum length for... Agent: Kunzler And Associates
20080114787 - Index processing method and computer systems: Provided is an effective index processing method for a key corresponding to characteristics of a key series. The index processing method includes: holding a key tendency for representing the characteristics of the key series and a node split ratio, corresponding to the key tendency, for representing a key split ratio... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20080114782 - Integrating analog markups with electronic documents: A document with one or more analog markups is obtained. An original electronic document corresponding to the document is also identified. The one or more analog markups are converted to one or more digital annotations, and the one or more digital annotations are stored in one or more parts of... Agent: Lee & Hayes Pllc
20080114785 - Mapping composition using algebraic operators: A general-purpose reusable algebraic-based composition algorithm for composing mappings between data schemas. The algorithm handles more expressive mappings, makes a best-effort to eliminate symbols when a perfect answer cannot be obtained, includes new heuristics, and is extensible. A relational algebraic language is provided wherein each mapping is expressed as a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080114783 - Method, system, and program product for managing a process and it interlock: The present invention features multiple ideas that enable building and maintaining process scorecard models for a large number of process variations; process reference scorecard models and process/IT scorecard delta models. Specifically, the present invention provides a solution for managing a process and IT interlock. Under this solution a tabular model... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro Llc
20080114781 - Methods to model nic teaming and load balancing: A computer-implemented method disclosed may include providing a plurality of classes to represent at least one attribute of a NIC team, providing at least one association class to represent the relationship between each of the plurality of classes and associating each of the plurality of classes with the at least... Agent: Andrea E. Tran Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20080114784 - Sharing data between wireless switches system and method: A technique for facilitating the management of a wireless database related to station records and radio-frequency (RF) information by reducing unnecessary sharing of the data among wireless switches, thus enhancing efficiency in a wireless network. A system constructed according to the technique includes a collection of wireless switches with each... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080114778 - System and method for generating a display of tags: A system for generating a display of a tag options to a user wishing to tag an item includes a computer-implemented database for storing information related to various tags. Upon receiving a request for tags for an item, the system evaluates each tag associated with the item, and selects tag... Agent: Lee & Hayes, Pllc
20080114788 - System and method for measuring the value of elements in an information repository: A system and method for measuring the value of elements in an information repository includes, in one embodiment, various methods of measuring the value of elements in an information repository are provided. Knowing which elements in the repository are most used may define one measure of their value. This may... Agent: Pastel Law Firm
20080114779 - System and method for optimizing project subdivision using data and requirements focuses subject to multidimensional constraints: A computer-implemented method for creating optimized sub-projects for a project. Boundary conditions, input regarding output objects, and input regarding “as-is” data sources are received. The output objects are decomposed into data objects and logical processes used to create the output objects. Value clusters are determined. The data objects are organized... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080114792 - System and method for optimizing storage infrastructure performance: The invention provides a system and method for integrated, optimized data storage infrastructure performance in a distributed computing environment using a storage resource management application. The invention may include a storage resource management application that receives and stores data regarding one or more infrastructure components of a distributed computing environment.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080114790 - Techniques for defining, using and manipulating rights management data structures: A descriptive data structure provides an abstract representation of a rights management data structure such as a secure container. The abstract representation may describe, for example, the layout of the rights management data structure. It can also provide metadata describing or defining other characteristics of rights management data structure use... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080114791 - Workflow management method and workflow management apparatus: A disclosed workflow management method includes a workflow starting step of determining a workflow based on one or more tags attached to a workflow document, attaching a status tag and a participant tag to the workflow document, and starting the workflow; and a review/approval step of requesting review and/or approval... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080114793 - Compression of multidimensional datasets: Techniques are described for compressing multidimensional datasets. For instance, a compression module obtains lists of indices of data along dimensions of the multidimensional dataset. The compression module calculates lists of offset values from the lists of coordinates. The compression module then performs a statistical redundancy data compression algorithm on the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20080114797 - Importing non-native content into a document: Content that is stored using a non-native format is imported into a document using a native open file format. A document structured according to the open file format is designed such that it is made up of a collection of modular parts that are stored within a container. Non-native content... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114798 - Method and system for creating reusable software components through a uniform interface: A method for designing software components for integration into any system without additional coding is provided. The method includes adopting a uniform application programming interface that breaks down external objects to include the characteristics of object, attribute, and method. Ideally, the characteristics include create object, delete object, read attributes, write... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc
20080114796 - Method for handling large amounts of standard data: A method for handling large amounts of standard data contained in one or more databases conforming to a standard data model is described. When large amounts of standard data are needed to answer requests of end-users of a software application, the method assumes that a significantly reduced amount of metadata... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080114795 - On-demand incremental update of data structures using edit list: An edit list including a collection of change descriptions and definitions for a primary data structure is used for on-demand, incremental updating of associated auxiliary data structures. Edits performed on the primary data structure are recorded in the edit list with a version stamp, along with definitions of the changes... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114799 - System and method for utilizing xml documents to transfer programmatic requests in a service oriented architecture: A system and method for communicating extensible markup language (XML) documents in a service oriented architecture (SOA) are provided. XML requests are made in the form of XML documents containing programmatic requests. An XML schema defines programmatic behavior and provides instructions on how to process an XML document having a... Agent: Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP
20080114794 - Systems and methods for using playlists: Systems and methods for automatically generating a playlist of series assets and systems and methods for grouping assets of a playlist in clusters are provided. In one embodiment, series assets may automatically be included into a playlist for that series. In another embodiment, an interactive media guidance application may group... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20080114800 - Method and system for automatically extracting data from web sites: In accordance with an embodiment, data may be automatically extracted from semi-structured web sites. Unsupervised learning may be used to analyze web sites and discover their structure. One method utilizes a set of heterogeneous “experts,” each expert being capable of identifying certain types of generic structure. Each expert represents its... Agent: The Maxham Firm
20080114803 - Database system with path based query engine: A system and methodology for processing of path based queries is described. In one embodiment, a method for processing a path based query requesting data from a markup language document comprises steps of: parsing the path based query requesting data to generate a query tree corresponding to the path based... Agent: John A. Smart
20080114802 - Method and apparatus for moving data from an extensible markup language format to normalized format: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for creating normalized data from markup language data. User defined parameters are received for retrieving event data, wherein the parameters define a type of event and a subset of attributes for the type of event. In response to receiving the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080114801 - Statistics based database population: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods that generate a simulation database based upon a source database. The simulation database can be populated using a schema and statistics obtained from the source database. After population, the simulation database can be statistically similar to the source database, facilitating testing, analysis,... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080114804 - System and method for interoperating with foreign objects from a single language computing environment: A mechanism for providing automatic interoperation between native objects created in a single language computing environment and objects created in external virtual machines and foreign class systems is discussed. Embodiments of the present invention provides a class definition syntax for objects created in the single language computing environment that provides... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/the Mathworks
20080114810 - Declarative data binding and data type propagation in a remote workflow schedule authoring system: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer-readable media are provided herein for declarative data binding and data type propagation in a remote workflow schedule authoring system. According to one method, a user interface is provided for binding a parameter in a workflow action rule to a data value provided by a data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080114807 - Electronic shopper catalog: A method of creating a custom document comprises maintaining a database of product information, the product information including, for each of multiple products, a product description, vendor information and at least one vendor specific attribute wherein at least one product from the database includes multiple vendors. At least one product... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20080114806 - Method and apparatus for data space profiling of applications across a network: A system and method for profiling a network application may include means for operating on context-specific data and costs. The system may include an apparatus for associating local extended address elements with a message sent from a first computing system to a second computing system across a network. The second... Agent: Mhkkg/sun
20080114811 - Method of communicating a command for load shedding of a load control system: The present invention provides a means for secure communication between an electrical utility company and an electricity customer, such that the customer is able to shed one or more loads in response to a load shed command from the utility company. A system server of the customer periodically connects to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080114805 - Play list creator: A method for creating a media content play list using electronic equipment includes analyzing the media content to develop an identifier indicative of a characteristic of the media content; and creating the media content play list based on a correlation between the identifier and a predefined characteristic.... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20080114809 - Presenting daily task lists: A range of dates is selected. For each date of the range of dates, a daily task list is displayed listing at least a portion of tasks having a start date or a due date matching the date. A user selection determines whether the daily task list includes only tasks... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080114808 - Visual filtering to create logical associations in timeline based metaphors: Various embodiments of the presently described invention provide a method for visually representing associations among data and/or events presented on one or more timelines. A user is provided with the ability to select a filter that can be used to determine a plurality of data/events that are associated or related... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080114812 - Data object identification, tracking, filtering and monitoring using data object fingerprints in a repository: The present invention relates to, among other things, the use of digital object fingerprints to account for digital objects.... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080114814 - Managing user customizations of pre-provisioned contexts: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for seamlessly updating connection parameters that allow a communications device of a host machine to connect to a Wireless Wide Area Network. Users are allowed to edit certain parameters, and these changes are stored in persistent storage along with a unique identifier for the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080114813 - Validating and enabling validation of package structures: This document describes tools capable of validating and enabling validation of a package's structure. To do so, constraint grammar is provided that is capable of enabling a person to build a set of machine-readable constraints for a package's structure. Based on this set of constraints, a package validator module may... Agent: Lee & Hayes Pllc
20080114815 - Data control method for duplicating data between computer systems: An application processing system including a database server and a storage device which is connected with a standby application processing system including a secondary database server and a secondary storage device to continue to carry out application processing in the case of a fault, disaster, etc. or for maintenance. The... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.c.
20080114816 - Replication system with methodology for replicating database sequences: Replication system with methodology for replicating database sequences is described. In one embodiment, for example, in a database system, a method of the present invention is described for replicating a sequence object from a primary database to a replicate database, the method comprises steps of: monitoring changes to table data... Agent: John A. Smart
20080114817 - Method and apparatus for storing audit event data: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for processing event data. In response to receiving an event, a size of the event data for the event is compared to a threshold size to form a comparison. The information about an event and event data is stored in... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080114818 - Method and apparatus for backing up power failure for automatic medicine packing machine: A method for backing up power failure for an automatic medicine packing machine includes steps of creating backup file from prescription data, storing backup file, deleting backup file for which packing of corresponding medicine is completed, detecting power recovery, and performing backup operation. In the step of creating backup file,... Agent: Park Law Firm
20080114819 - Method and apparatus for storage, retrieval, and synchronization of multimedia data: An embodiment of the present invention embeds image data within a multimedia file including audio information in a manner providing storage capacity tailored to the size of the image. Thus, the resulting file structure for audio content is tailored to incorporate image data, where the image data is an integral... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, Llc05/08/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080109396 - It automation appliance and user portal: A method of providing a customized information technology (IT) portal to a user is disclosed. The method comprises receiving an input that identifies the user, using the input to determine an attribute of the user based on pre-stored information about the user, and determining which of a plurality of IT... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20080109395 - Method and system for reinserting a chain in a hash table: A method and system for reinserting a chain into a hash table of a computer system are described. The chain includes a plurality of keys. The hash table includes a key fields and link fields associated with the key fields. The hash table utilizes an initial collision resolution scheme that... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080109394 - Virtual deletion in merged file system directories: An element of a file system is virtually deleted by creating a deletion marker for the element. Two or more separate physical file system directories are presented as one merged (virtual) file system directory to a process running in a silo. The operating system provides the merged view of the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20080109399 - Document summarization: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with automatically summarizing a document are described. One method embodiment includes computing term scores for members of a set of terms in a document to be summarized and computing sentence scores for sentences in a set of sentences in the document. The method embodiment... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, Llc
20080109409 - Brokering keywords in radio broadcasts: In one embodiment, a method is illustrated as comprising receiving a selected advertising keyword, wherein the selected advertising keyword is associated with an advertisement transmitted across a network, monetizing the selected advertising keyword, and storing the selected advertising keyword in a database. This method may include monetizing based upon at... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080109402 - Device control system employing extensible markup language for defining information resources: A device control system including at least one device operable by the system, at least one processor, software executing on the at least one processor for receiving message data and determining a corresponding XML document type, software executing on the at least one processor for generating a XML document based... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, Llc
20080109405 - Earmarking media documents: A media object being played by a user may be marked by creating a mark object comprising the playback time when the mark was created. The time may be used to reference metadata with information about the media object at the time referenced. The metadata may be used to launch... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20080109406 - Instant message tagging: A messaging system having a portion for receiving a message, a portion for associating a context tag with the message, and a portion for providing the message with the associated context tag if the message is transferred to a client during a messaging exchange. In one embodiment, the system may... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center
20080109404 - Location dependent music search: A portable device may perform a location dependent music search. During the search, the portable device determines location information that identifies a location of the portable device, makes a request that includes the location information to a database, obtains a list of music sources associated with the location information from... Agent: Harrity Snyder, L.l.p.
20080109407 - Method and system for an electronic embedded book index: A method for implementing an electronic embedded book index within a printed book. A device powered by one or more power cells is attached to the back cover of a hardback book. The device includes a display, an input device, a memory device, and a processor unit. The memory device... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080109403 - Method of describing the structure of graphical objects.: The proposed technical solution allows processing of machine-readable forms of unfixed format. It comprises a method of specifying the logical structure of a document characterized by: preliminary specification of the list and descriptions of varieties of elements which may be present in the form, specifying an algorithm of setting the... Agent: Abbyy Software Ltd. Attn. Sergey Platonov
20080109408 - Phone book group management method for mobile terminal: A phone book group management method includes: providing a display field for entering a contact name and a group name of a phone book; receiving a contact name and at least one group name consecutively in the display field; analyzing the received contact name and at least one group name;... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, Plc
20080109415 - Preference extracting apparatus, preference extracting method and preference extracting program: A preference extracting apparatus includes a text information obtaining section that obtains text information having correspondence with a scene being currently played when video contents having text information having correspondence with each scene is played, a keyword extracting section that extracts a keyword for measuring user's preference based on the... Agent: William S. Frommer, Esq. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20080109401 - Presenting predetermined search results with query suggestions: A system, method, computer-readable media, and related techniques are disclosed for presenting one or more search queries and at least one search result corresponding to at least one of the queries. In an embodiment, the method may include receiving a portion of a search query. In response to receiving at... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080109421 - Apparatus for processing integrated query from various sensor networks and method thereof: An apparatus for processing an integrated query from various sensor networks and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes an integrated query parser for parsing an integrated query and analyzing a syntax of the parsed integrated query; an integrated query execution plan generator for analyzing meaning of the parsed... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, Plc
20080109423 - Apparatus and method for database partition elimination for sampling queries: A database query partition elimination mechanism collects historical information when a sampling query is first run against a partitioned database table, then uses the historical information for subsequent executions of the same sampling query to perform partition elimination so the sample query is run on less than all of the... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080109425 - Document summarization by maximizing informative content words: Document summarization is performed by scoring individual words in sentences in a document or document cluster. Sentences from the document or document cluster are selected to form a summary based on the scores of the words contained in those sentences.... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080109428 - Efficient top-k query evaluation on probabilistic data: A novel approach that computes and efficiently ranks the top-k answers to a query on a probabilistic database. The approach identifies the top-k answers, since imprecisions in the data often lead to a large number of answers of low quality. The algorithm is used to run several Monte Carlo simulations... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20080109426 - Method and system for generating scored recommendations based on scored references: A computer method includes receiving a query from a user system; searching a plurality of data objects of a first type for data objects that substantially match the query; generating a first-relevance score for each data object of the second type that is associated with at least one data objects... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080109424 - Method of querying relational database management systems: Database management systems and methods for searching a database are disclosed. In one embodiment, an inspector examines a plan cache or a program containing embedded queries. A plurality of similar queries is identified, and an alias is generated that satisfies the plurality of queries. The alias may be executed on... Agent: Ibm Corporation (ss/roc) C/o Streets & Steele
20080109422 - Personalized search: Systems and methods have been developed for performing an advanced or detailed search based on information previously collected about a searcher's interests. In response to a search request, the searcher's interests are retrieved and inspected. In an embodiment, the interests may be obtained from multiple systems including those not associated... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080109427 - Trimmed and merged search result sets in a versioned data environment: Architecture for security trimming results in a document version environment. Versioned documents are stored with metadata that includes associated access rights. All versions are searched using multiple user accounts of varying levels of access that correspond to the document versions. Result sets are returned for each user account and trimmed... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080109433 - Internet-based real estate searching system and process: An internet-based real estate searching process dynamically serves and delivers relevant contextual content to the user. In a preferred embodiment, the process includes the steps of obtaining user profile information, presenting a real estate search interface to a searching user, obtaining search criteria from the searching user, searching a real... Agent: Stephen E. Clark
20080109429 - Method and system for electronic communication: A method and system for facilitating electronic communication between two or more people is described. In one implementation, a first encounter description is received from a first user, the first encounter description including content describing an encounter between the first user and a second user. A search query is formulated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080109430 - Method for detecting regularly appearing patterns: Methods for detecting regularly appearing pattern without excessive memory. The method comprises providing a matrix, and each row of the matrix comprises a location index and a count value. The count value is associated with the location index for indicating the number of the predetermined value that appears at certain... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080109431 - String machining system and program therefor: Furthermore, the string matching system comprises a state transition table generator for generating a state transition table based on matching conditions described in a regular expression, and an automaton that makes a transition according to the state transition table generated by the state transition table generator; if no next-transition destination... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080109434 - Determining sort order by distance: Included are embodiments for determining sort order. At least one embodiment of a method includes determining a plurality of search results associated with at least one search criteria. Some embodiments of a method include determining a first distance between at least one of the search results and a home page... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ At&t Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080109435 - Determining sort order by traffic volume: Included are embodiments for determining a sort order. At least one embodiment of a method includes determining at least one search result from received search criteria, the at least one search result being related to a first web page and determining web page traffic data associated with the first web... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ At&t Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080109436 - Finalize sequencing for objects: Systems, methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for saving a plurality of objects to persistent storage as part of a finalize sequence. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method may include, receiving a request to instantiate a plurality of objects; sorting the plurality of objects based on a... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.c. Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 64280
20080109437 - Method and system for data mining of very large spatial datasets using vertical set inner products: A system and method for performing and accelerating cluster analysis of large data sets is presented. The data set is formatted into binary bit Sequential (bSQ) format and then structured into a Peano Count tree (P-tree) format which represents a lossless tree representation of the original data. A P-tree algebra... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.a.
20080109438 - Selling keywords in radio broadcasts: In one embodiment, a method is illustrated as comprising receiving selected advertising keywords, wherein the selected advertising keywords are taken from an advertisement transmitted across a network, the selected advertising keywords are stored into a database, and the selected advertising keywords are activated, wherein the network is selected from the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080109439 - Apparatus and method for a collaborative semantic domain and data set based on combining data: A computer readable storage medium includes computer executable instructions to provide a semantic domain with a plurality of semantic definitions associated with one or more subject areas to a community of users. A data input is received from a user within the community of users. A portion of the data... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080109440 - Recording/reproducing apparatus: A recording/reproducing apparatus, comprises a recording/reproducing portion, which is configured to record contents data coded on media, being same in a copyright protection regulation that is applied by the media differing in formats thereof, and to reproduce the contents data on the media, and a coding processor portion, which is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080109443 - Information management method, information management program and information management apparatus: An information management method of the invention is implemented using a computer on which a predetermined information management program is installed. Information stored in a node unit as information to be managed includes node number, page number, parent node number, node label, node display attribute information, variable information, script for... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20080109442 - Integrated management computer, storage apparatus management method, and computer system: Exercising integral management of storage apparatuses even when SANs are integrated or when the scale of a SAN expands. In response to an operation request from a management terminal, an integrated management computer collects the management information for storage apparatuses from management computers; selects, based on the collected management information,... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.c.
20080109446 - Peer-to-peer file download system for ims network: A server application is interconnected with a number of client/peer terminals, as part of an IMS network. For peer-to-peer transfer of a selected data file, a client terminal establishes and accesses a secure account on the server application. From the server application, the client terminal obtains the network locations of... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20080109444 - Systems and methods of enhancing leads: A lead enhancement module transmits to one or more data sources an enhancement list requesting additional data items associated with a lead record. The enhancement list may comprise one or more data bundles, each comprising indicators associated with one or more additional data items. A personalized data bundle may be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080109445 - Systems and methods of enhancing leads: A client transmits one or more lead records to a lead enhancement module that is configured to enhance the received lead records and return enhanced lead records to the client. The lead enhancement module may return a contactability score for each lead record, indicating a likelihood that the individual identified... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080109441 - Topic map for navigational control: Included are embodiments for providing a topic map. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving a plurality of web pages, the web pages including metadata, extracting at least a portion of the metadata from the web pages, and creating at least one topic associated with the web pages,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ At&t Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080109397 - Automatic detection and aggregation of demographics and behavior of people: The present invention is a system and framework for automatically measuring and correlating visual characteristics of people and accumulating the data for the purpose of demographic and behavior analysis. The demographic and behavior characteristics of people are extracted from a sequence of images using techniques from computer vision. The demographic... Agent: Rajeev Sharma Videomining Corporation
20080109398 - Mapping tool and method of use thereof: The present invention provides a mapping tool and method of use thereof to map, assess and improve the nature and dynamics of situations and relationships between people on an interpersonal and intrapersonal level and across a variety of fields, particularly, but not limited to, those relationships or situations that result... Agent: Duane Morris, LLP Ip Department
20080109400 - Method and device for configuring a variety of medical information: A method and a device for configuring a variety of medical information formats are described. The method is used to incorporate a variety of medical information so as to output documents in a certain format and search for information of the patient's medication history. Thus, the device and the method... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080109413 - Associative database scanning and information retrieval: A method and device are disclosed for an associative and approximate, analog or digital scanning of databases that allows for the asynchronous accessing of data from a mass storage medium. The invention includes providing dedicated analog and digital circuitry and decision logic at the mass storage medium level for determining... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP Attn: Richard E. Haferkamp
20080109419 - Computer apparatus, computer program and method, for calculating importance of electronic document on computer network, based on comments on electronic document included in another electronic document associated with former electronic document: A computer program, method and computer apparatus for calculating the total importance of an electronic document on the basis of (i) a plurality of electronic documents chained to each other in a relation of referencing and being referenced, from a start electronic document which is not referenced by other electronic... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.c.
20080109414 - Information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages, and systems and methods of processing metadata: An information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages and a method of processing the metadata are provided. The information storage medium is provided to store: contents; and at least one metadata file in which information regarding the contents is recorded in at least one language. The metadata file... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080109418 - Intergenerational interactive lifetime journaling/diary and advice/guidance system: An interactive system provides journaling and life coaching. Storage of information, images and the like is provided. Users can request referrals to product and service vendors providing appropriate advice, goods and services as may be desired at specific stages of life. The system can be divided into life phase portions,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20080109417 - Method and device for monitoring and analyzing signals: A method and system for monitoring and analyzing at least one signal are disclosed. An abstract of at least one reference signal is generated and stored in a reference database. An abstract of a query signal to be analyzed is then generated so that the abstract of the query signal... Agent: Scott A. Moskowitz
20080109416 - Method of searching and retrieving synonyms, similarities and other relevant information: A method and system for searching and retrieving associated information such as synonyms, antonyms, similarities, conclusive information, deductive information, suggestive information, and probable information, and phrases is described. In one embodiment, an initial query is “expanded” to include at least one said associated information, involving different types of querying information... Agent: Frank John Williams
20080109410 - Methods for facilitating application development: Application development is facilitated by initializing a page token in response to receiving a request. The page token comprises an abstract model component containing a specification for obtaining data designated to be sent in a response to the request or a specification for updating data obtained from the request, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20080109411 - Supply chain discovery services: A discovery server is provided for tracking an object in a supply chain in accordance with a plurality of predefined events. The object is identifiable by an object identifier. The discovery server comprises the following elements. A communication interface is configured to communicate with each of a plurality of partners... Agent: Jonathan Pollack Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20080109412 - System and method for community-based needs for communication and fulfillment: At least one aspect of this invention relates to a system and method for providing an online community by which subscribers communicate one or more need requests, arising from personal catastrophe or medical illness, to a plurality of members of the online community, who offer to fulfill the user's need... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20080109420 - Methods and apparatus for querying a relational data store using schema-less queries: The invention provides, in one aspect, a method of searching an RDF triples data store of the type in which the triples are maintained in accord with a first storage schema. The method includes inputting a first query specifying RDF triples that are to be identified in the data store.... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20080109432 - Communication terminal having a predictive test editor application: A method of searching for records in a database matching the string of ambiguous key strokes received by the input means, said database includes a plurality of records containing at least two words, and comprises reception of information representing a string of ambiguous key strokes, searching in said records for... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080109449 - Information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages, and systems and methods of processing metadata: An information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages and a method of processing the metadata are provided. The information storage medium is provided to store: contents; and at least one metadata file in which information regarding the contents is recorded in at least one language. The metadata file... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080109451 - Method and system for evaluating trustworthiness: Disclosed are a method and system for evaluating the trustworthiness of a target person by a user. The method and system include providing a network comprising a plurality of nodes connected by a plurality of directed links, wherein each node in the plurality of nodes is associated with a person... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c.
20080109452 - Queuing model for a plurality of servers: The current invention provides a system and method for queuing and distributing requests to one or more query servers. The system contains a first tier queue associated with a server based mechanism for directing service requests to a second tier queue associated with each of the one or more query... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080109448 - System and method for managing data across multiple environments: The present invention discloses a system and method for data management whereby a data management application manages data across a managed service environment, a mail server environment, and a client environment. The present invention allows a customer to optimize data management functions such as archiving, recovering, monitoring, authenticating, synchronizing, transferring,... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP
20080109450 - System and program for maintaining a namespace of filesets accessible to clients over a network: Provided are a system and program maintaining information on a namespace comprised of filesets shared by clients over a network. Zone information is maintained on at least one zone, wherein each zone associates at least one client system, at least one fileset, and at least one storage pool. For one... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20080109447 - System for the processing of information between remotely located healthcare entities: Systems and methods for reconciling healthcare data between multiple distributed computing nodes that enable an individual node, a topic object, or an intelligent agent to determine synchronization with other nodes, comprising sending source node data to a payload generator, the source node data including difference data, an encapsulated topic object,... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20080109457 - Image forming system, groupware server, image forming apparatus and computer-readable storage medium: An image forming system has an image forming apparatus configured to function as a groupware terminal, and a groupware server of a groupware having a document database configured to store document data and attribute information corresponding to the document data, and an attribute database configured to store the attribute information.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080109453 - Method and system for web-based grade book: An electronic grade book is described. The method includes electronically receiving from a student enrollment management system student information and class information wherein the student information includes student names and wherein the class information includes a name of a class and student identifiers for students within the class, receiving from... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20080109455 - System and method for assessing data quality during clinical trials: The present invention relates to a system and methods for facilitating the improvement of data quality generated during drug and medical device clinical trials. In one embodiment, the invention includes a system and method for generating an ideal subject suitability score for one or more interaction points of a clinical... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080109459 - Systems and methods for improving the linkage and security of records: A system and method for improving the linkage and security of records is provided. Generally, the present invention can be viewed as providing methods for selecting an ideal identifier, from a series of test identifiers, for linking more than one associated record. In this regard, one embodiment of such a... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, Pa C/o Peter Nieves
20080109456 - Systems and methods for structured variable resolution information dissemination and discovery: Techniques are provided for efficient information dissemination and discovery in large scale networks such as ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, vehicle networks, virtual networks and the like. The spatial information for a plurality of network elements within a network is determined and an interesting node identified. A variable resolution communication structure... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080109454 - Text analysis techniques: One embodiment of the present invention includes means determining a concept representation for a set of text documents based on partial order analysis and modifying this representation if it is determined to be unidentifiable. Furthermore, the embodiment includes means for labeling the representation, mapping documents to it to provide a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20080109458 - Hierarchical reference data management system and method: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods of managing hierarchical reference data. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a hierarchical data management program can maintain a master set of reference data corresponding to the reference data being managed. From the master set of reference data, the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080109460 - Information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages, and systems and methods of processing metadata: An information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages and a method of processing the metadata are provided. The information storage medium is provided to store: contents; and at least one metadata file in which information regarding the contents is recorded in at least one language. The metadata file... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080109461 - Parallel data processing architecture: A tree-structured index to multidimensional data is created using naturally occurring patterns and clusters within the data which permit efficient search and retrieval strategies in a database of DNA profiles. A search engine utilizes hierarchical decomposition of the database by identifying clusters of similar DNA profiles and maps to parallel... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP
20080109464 - Extending clipboard augmentation: Systems, methods, and data structures for the augmenting of data placed on the clipboard with additional data are disclosed. Such systems, methods, and data structures may transform the data to produce data in other formats using, for example, transform specifications or executable code. In addition, such systems, methods, and data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080109463 - Method and system for translating an order's stock keeping unit hierarchy to an order fulfillment structure: A method and system for translating a stock keeping unit (SKU) hierarchy in a customer order to a type-model-feature (TMF) structure in a vendor's order fulfillment system. A translation table relating the SKU hierarchy and TMF structure is defined. The table structure includes a hierarchy of configurable features and special... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080109462 - System and method of message compression: A system and method for packaging electronic messages for delivery to a communication device is provided. Where the electronic message comprises at least one quoted parent message, the quoted parent message is identified by means of delimiters within the body of the electronic message, and the quoted message thus identified... Agent: Dimock Stratton LLP
20080109465 - Variable length file header apparatus and system: Ensuring that a user obtains a correct version of a file, wherein the file includes a file header section and a data section, is disclosed. Expiration information is inserted in the file header by a first application. The expiration information is extracted from the file header by a second application.... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20080109469 - Automated method for historical analysis of a memory state: An automated method for historical analysis of a memory state, including tracking all memory write accesses by an application under test. Then, recording a directed graph having values in a plurality of memory locations, such values derived from values previously stored. The method further includes displaying a portion of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Ibm Lotus
20080109467 - Data entity centric approach for designing workflows: A designer tool is provided to assist a user in creating and modifying business process workflows. The user can select a data entity as a focal point for a workflow and a user friendly design experience is provided that takes advantage of semantic relationships between the entity and other elements... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080109468 - Method and apparatus for creating an offline service- oriented architecture based application from an online service-oriented architecture based application: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for automatically creating an offline enterprise application from an online enterprise application by importing the data from the online enterprise application to an offline system, including importing user interface (UI) metadata, enterprise services repository (ESR) data and application data from the online enterprise application... Agent: Sap Ag
20080109470 - Method to enable the heartbeat beacon for homeland security and homeland defense interoperability: See diagram 1, diagram 2, diagram 3, and table 1 of this document. Different scenarios and different situations stimulate different work flow logic and filter logic activation as well as different message sets that are impractical to represent in a single document. Military systems of systems testing comprise hundreds if... Agent: Steven James Mcgee
20080109471 - Presenting data flow in legacy program: Disclosed herein is a method for presenting data flow in legacy programs from one device to another by representing the relation between blocks of code in the legacy program and multiple data variables present in the program. The method and system disclosed herein defines the grammar of the legacy language... Agent: Ashok Tankha, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20080109466 - Virtual deletion in merged registry keys: An element such as a Registry key or value is virtually deleted by creating a deletion marker for the element. Two or more separate sets of physical Registry keys/values are presented as one merged (virtual) Registry to a process running in a silo. The operating system provides the merged view... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20080109476 - Human relationships registering system, method and device for registering human relationships, program for registering human relationships, and medium storing human relationships registering program and readable by computer: To provide a human relationships registering system, a method and a server for registering human relationships, a program for registering human relationships, and a medium storing human relationships registering program and readable by a computer, all of which are used to establish wide and close relationships with members having a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080109474 - Logic arrangement, data structure, system and method for multilinear representation of multimodal data ensembles for synthesis recognition and compression: A data structure, method, storage medium and logic arrangement are provided for use in collecting and analyzing multilinear data describing various characteristics of different objects. In particular it is possible to recognize an unknown individual, an unknown object, an unknown action being performed by an individual, an unknown expression being... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080109477 - Method and apparatus for adapting web contents to different display area dimensions: A method is disclosed to generate, while preserving text, image, transactional and embedded presentation constraint information, a minimum set of simplified and navigable web contents from a single web document that is oversized for targeted smaller devices. The method includes a parser, a content tree builder, a document tree builder,... Agent: Vincent Wen-jeng Lue
20080109472 - Method and apparatus for generating a link to a presented web page: A technique for generating links to a web page by: presenting a web page; defining one or more other web pages to include a link to the presented web page; and placing a link on at least one of the other web pages linking to the presented web page. A... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20080109475 - Method of creating a requirement description for an embedded system: The invention relates to a method of creating a requirement description for an embedded system, including but not only a motor vehicle electronic control unit, in which a vocabulary of natural-language, selectable text segments is stored in a data processing system, said text segments being combinable with one another to... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20080109473 - System, method, and computer program product for presenting an indicia of risk reflecting an analysis associated with search results within a graphical user interface: A system, method, and computer program product comprise presenting a plurality of search results within a graphical user interface. Further, an indicia of risk is presented that reflects an analysis in association with at least one of the plurality of search results within the graphical user interface.... Agent: Zilka-kotab, Pc
20080109478 - Digital-content retrieval apparatus, digital-content retrieval method, and computer product: A collective retrieval function of a DMC (or DMP) device requests a DMS device having a “sufficient search capability” to conduct retrieval using a retrieval function provided in the DMS device, whereas the DMC (or DMP) conducts retrieval from a DMS device not having the “sufficient search capability” by using... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080109479 - Advanced versatile layout and rendering system, method and product: Provided herein is a system, method and computer program product for effectively arranging and rendering multimedia information using for example, Macromedia's Flash™ technology, the Extensible Markup Language (XML) language and the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML). The invention utilizes question data (301), possible visual aids (305), possible descriptive solutions (307), and... Agent: Richard L. Samuels Goodwin Procter
20080109484 - 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 Clarence T. Tegreene
20080109481 - Context based network search: A network-based publish/subscribe model wherein a subscription request is received over the network from a subscriber and a community of interest is identified based on at least one of the subscription request and a network parameter related to the subscription request. The community of interest plus other related information, like... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center
20080109482 - Digital asset management data model: A digital asset management system effectively provides full control of compound media assets and their specific components. The digital asset management data model supports the creation and management of multiple levels of granularity or metadata enrichment, and different sets of file types or renditions used throughout the digital asset processing... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080109491 - Method and system for managing reputation profile on online communities: A method and a system for evaluating the quality of a contribution made by a user in a distributed online community framework are disclosed. The quality of contribution is assessed by creating a reputation profile of the user across multiple online communities. The reputation profile contains a reputation score indicating... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr
20080109489 - Method for generating reports: Disclosed herein is a method of generating a report comprises a contacting step, a receiving step, an input string storing step, a reviewing of the input string step, a combining step, a report storing step, and a report delivering step.... Agent: Mark L. Cooper Esq
20080109480 - Relationship management for marketing communications: Techniques are presented for managing relationships during communications of marketing activities. Contacts associated with a target of a communication during a marketing activity are expanded in accordance with contact rules. The manners in which the communication is handled with respect to the target and the expanded contacts are driven by... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080109486 - Knowledge archival and recollection systems and methods: A method of timing and recording user activity in a knowledge archival and recollection system, the method comprising: configuring an activity tracking module; logging into the knowledge archival and recollection system; prompting the user with a task identifier input interface upon opening an application user interface; initiating a timer upon... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, Pllc
20080109487 - List building system: A system implementable using a programmable processor includes a plurality of pre-stored commands for building an inventory of audio, musical, works or audio/visual works, such as music videos. A plurality of works can be collected together in a list for purposes of establishing a play or a presentation sequence. The... Agent: Eugene M. Cummings, P.c.
20080109488 - List building system: A system implementable using a programmable processor includes a plurality of pre-stored commands for building an inventory of audio, musical, works or audio/visual works, such as music videos. A plurality of works can be collected together in a list for purposes of establishing a play or a presentation sequence. The... Agent: Eugene M. Cummings, P.c.
20080109483 - Mash-up service system: Provided is a mash-up service system including: a data processing module installed in a communication terminal which makes wired/wireless Internet communications, and transmitting multimedia data created by a user of the communication terminal and basic information provided by the communication terminal; and a mash-up server receiving the multimedia data and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080109485 - Methods and apparatus for enterprise application integration: A method for enterprise application integration that uses “connectors” that can be instantiated via downloading (e.g., using Java® or other such technologies) to provide interfaces to respective disparate database systems. The databases systems may comprise any variety of now or heretofore known systems, e.g. SAP, Oracle, and so forth. The... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20080109490 - Oilfield operational system and method: Techniques relating to an oilfield application for performing at least one oilfield operation are provided. The oilfield application is provided with a plurality of oilfield application modules, an application shell for defining an oilfield application, an adapter for encapsulating at least one of the oilfield application modules for compatibility with... Agent: Osha . Liang L.l.p. / Slb
20080109492 - Portable content player, content storage device, and method of synchronizing content state lists between portable content player and content storage device: A portable content player, a content storage device, and a method of synchronizing content between the portable content player and the content storage device, the method including: generating a first content state list for content stored in the content storage device and a second content state list for content stored... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080109493 - Method and apparatus for managing hierarchical collections of data: A method and system provide for management of a collection of data records. The data records have associated therewith an identifier or code that indicates the most coarse level of granularity with which the data record is associated in a hierarchy of sampling subsets created across a range of granularity... Agent: At&t Corporation
20080109494 - Anchor for database synchronization excluding uncommitted transaction modifications: Described is a technology in which an anchor value is determined, for example to synchronize a destination database or data store with modifications made to a source database. The new anchor value is determined in a manner that excludes modifications corresponding to any uncommitted transactions. The new anchor value may... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080109495 - Application-specific intelligent backup and restore system: There is provided herein an application-oriented backup and restore system, which leads the user through a plurality of different selectable steps to repair specific application errors/problems. The preferred embodiment minimizes the loss of user productivity and because of its easy and accessible layout and presentation it may eliminate the need... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20080109497 - Synchronization of plural databases in a database replication system when replication is slower than the synchronization process: A target database is synchronized with a source database and the source database is replicated to the target database in a database replication system. The source database is on-line during the synchronization. The source database is located at a first node of the system, and the target database is located... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20080109496 - Synchronization of plural databases in a database replication system with simultaneous synchronization and replication: A target database is synchronized with a source database and the source database is replicated to the target database in a database replication system. The source database is on-line during the synchronization. The source database is located at a first node of the system, and the target database is located... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20080109498 - Method to efficiently use the disk space while unarchiving: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for efficiently using disk space when unarchiving files in the same file system. An archive file is read to identify a total number of data files in the archive file. The number of headers in the archive file is... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080109499 - Adjusting log size in a static logical volume: A method, system, and program for adjusting the size of a file system and an inline file system log housed in a static logical volume. A computer system includes a logical volume allocated between an file system and its inline file system log. A request is received to adjust the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo05/01/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080104012 - Associating branding information with data: A platform for associating branding information with data is provided to allow a manufacturer of a data device, or other company, to be recognized for its data contribution to a centralized platform, for example. In this regard, companies have incentive to provide data services to users of the platform as... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080104008 - Common data broker method, system, and program product: The present invention provides a common data entity broker method, system, and program product. Specifically, under the present invention, a common data broker is provided that includes an administrative module, a common data broker interface, a common data key mapping, and a common data database. In general, common data entities... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080104010 - Configuring initialized rfid readers using rfid tags: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for configuring a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader using an RFID tag are described. A RFID tag is read by the reader to obtain reader configuration information from the RFID tag. A registry of the reader is modified to include the reader configuration information. A management... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080104011 - Retrieval system and retrieval method: When an image of a subject including a retrieval-source printout (1) is acquired by a digital camera (10), the digital camera (10) extracts a region corresponding to the retrieval-source printout (1) from the acquired image data, extracts a feature value of the extracted region, accesses a storage (20) in which... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20080104009 - Serializable objects and a database thereof: The invention is a method to detect adulterated specimens submitted for substance abuse. It is concerned with testing a sample of the submitted urine, and in a parallel test analyzing a sample of the submitted urine to which has been added known amounts of the suspected substances. A control artificial... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104015 - Database system workload management method and system: An improved workload management system and method for a database system. The improved workload management system evaluates certain workload management rules dynamically at key points during database query execution rather than relying on enforcement prior to query activation. In the case of product join operations, the workload management system evaluates... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080104016 - Method and system for comparing data: A system for comparing data. In response to retrieving data from a plurality of files according to file information, temporary files are generated for the plurality of files from the retrieved data using mapping information and at least one of a plurality of comparison rules. Then the temporary files are... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20080104017 - Method of assembling composite structure: A method of assembling a composite structure is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the method includes receiving and positioning at least two composite structure subassemblies on a structure assembly table by operation of at least one first device and at least one second device and compacting the at least two... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20080104013 - Query restriction for timely and efficient paging: Systems and methods are presented for retrieving records from a database and presenting them to a user through a timely and efficient query restricting process. The query request is then modified through the use of a determined partitioning field and a modified query which partitions the field relative to a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20080104014 - Refreshing an execution plan for a query: An improved system and method for storing, reusing and recompiling execution plans for SQL database queries. The system. The system validates the performance of a newly compiled plan prior to replacing a currently stored execution plan and compares the resource cost of the recompiled plan with the cost of the... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080104019 - Associating geographic-related information with objects: Techniques for associating geographic-related information with objects are described. In one implementation, a search is conducted on a keyword string of one or more keywords descriptive or otherwise representative of a geographically-relevant object. If a location is identified, geographic-related semantic information of the location is associated with the geographically-relevant object.... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080104033 - Contents searching apparatus and method: A contents searching apparatus and method are provided. The contents searching apparatus includes a screen forming unit which forms a screen to display search words used to search for contents on at least one shaft located at a perimeter of a three-dimensional manifold; and a controller which searches for the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080104022 - Document indexing and delivery system: A document indexing and delivery system is disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention provide an agent-based delivery platform to supply financial document images in a variety of formats to fulfill requests from various clients of an image processing system at a financial institution. Workflows can be created using extensible markup... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20080104020 - Handwritten query builder: Implementations of a handwritten query builder are described. Digital ink objects entered by a user are interpreted to generate multiple search terms. The search terms are ordered based on relationships between the digital ink objects to create a query string. For example, relative position (vertical and/or horizontal), relative height, relative... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080104024 - Highlighting results in the results page based on levels of trust: A technique is provided for highlighting specific website information in a results page of a query that is submitted by a user. A plurality of webpages is identified that each satisfies the query. A subset of the plurality of webpages is identified based on Web activity of the user or... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080104035 - Information processing method and system: There is disclosed a technique that facilitates a search for a service and use of the service available on a network. To accomplish this, steps of inputting information about a service (S100 to S102) and steps of searching a network for service providing devices capable of implementing the service about... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20080104023 - Method and apparatus for reading documents and answering questions using material from these documents: A method and apparatus that provides the reading of text from documents and the extraction of key information from this text along with the use of this key information to answer questions posed by a user by presenting the most relevant sentence in the text in reply to the user's... Agent: Dennis R. Haszko Patent Law Office Of D.r.haszko
20080104025 - Method and system for efficient execution and rendering of client/server interactive applications: A method and apparatus for reducing network and processor bandwidth overhead when a client device fetches a Web page from a server. Presentation code is provided to mark view identifiers as well as indicate target areas of the Web page to be updated upon occurrence of selected events. The presentation... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080104032 - Method and system for organizing items: An organisation system (5) for organizing items (11), the system (5) comprising: a data structure (10) associating at least one semantic metadata (12) with an item (11) to define a directional relationship between a concept and the item (11); and a user interface (20) to express the at least one... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080104034 - Method for scoring changes to a webpage: The present invention provides for a system and method for evaluating changes to internet content wherein content is harvested from Internet sources and the harvested content includes changed content. The harvested content is filtered and analyzed using one or more keyword analyses based on a predetermined list of one or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080104036 - Mobile phone capable of building a quick launch item according a search result and related method: A mobile phone includes a memory module for storing an index table and a search database, an input interface for inputting a search datum and a quick launch datum, a search unit stored in the memory module for searching function items corresponding to the search datum in the search database,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20080104028 - Nested queries with index: Values for virtual recursive attributes are generated for distinguished name entries in a lightweight directory access protocol directory by navigating through the directory tree starting at the distinguished name entry specified by an input value. An attribute list of the values for the virtual recursive attributes may be cached or... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104026 - Optimization of targeted advertisements based on user profile information: A system and method to facilitate optimization of targeted advertisements based on user profile information are described. A set of event keywords associated with an event or action performed by the user or an agent of the user is identified in a data storage module. User profile information, if available,... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20080104018 - Personalized virtual reality home screen for mobile devices: A system comprising a display, a processor, and a storage device is provided. The storage device is operable to store instructions that, when executed by the processor, display on the display as a home screen a portion of a virtual world. The virtual world includes a plurality of objects sharing... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20080104029 - Reverse attribute pointers: Values for virtual reverse attributes are generated for distinguished name entries in a lightweight directory access protocol directory by navigating through a list of distinguished name values for an input virtual recursive attribute. An attribute list of the values for the virtual reverse attributes may be cached or indexed. In... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104027 - System and method for dynamically retrieving data specific to a region of a layer: A method for retrieving data from a data source by querying the data source with data points of a layer. The data points may be encompassed within a determined region of the layer. The steps of the method may include: determining the region of the layer, dynamically querying the data... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20080104030 - System and method for providing customized information based on user's situation information: An intelligent information providing system for searching and providing customized information relevant to physical situations of a user in wired/wireless networks is disclosed. The intelligent information providing system includes a recommendation database for storing recommendation information on applicable conditions representing a plurality of possible user situations, a personalization server for... Agent: Law Office Of Mark J. Spolyar
20080104021 - Systems and methods for controlling access to online personal information: Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling access to online personal information in an online search. In one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for controlling access to personal information in an online search. The method comprises receiving a search term regarding an individual from a device. The... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20080104031 - Web advertising management method: The invention relates to a method, system and computer program for management of paid advertisements displayed in response to a search query entered into a search engine. A vendor's inventory is discovered by reading from an inventory database. Search terms are determined for item categories in the inventory database, reading... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080104045 - Collectively enhanced semantic search: A search system analyzes a user's search requests and identifies prior semantically-similar search requests that have provided well-received results. Each search request is classified, based on the semantics of the search request, and the user's satisfaction with the effectiveness of the search request is monitored and recorded within the determined... Agent: Robert M. Mcdermott, Esq.
20080104042 - Personalized search using macros: A system, a method and computer-readable media for personalizing a user search. Information is maintained that indicates a set of content selected by a user. A search macro is generated by utilizing this information. A user input defining a search query is received, and the search macro is utilized to... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080104043 - Server-side match: Systems and techniques for converting numeric queries into substantially equivalent textual queries are described. In general, the systems and techniques discussed use search query logs to accurately select a most probably mapping for a numeric-to-text conversion. This mapping can occur when a system (e.g., a server-side search system) receives a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080104044 - System and method for the remote operation and management of networked multi-function peripheral (mfp) devices via web feeds: A web feed notification system and method for multi-function peripheral devices (MFPS) is disclosed. A notification condition is detected in a multi-function peripheral having a communications interface. A notification web feed indicative of the notification condition is assembled. Subscribed client devices detect the updated web feed and download the web... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080104053 - Apparatus and method for categorical filtering of data: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to retrieve a dataset from a data source, where the dataset includes a first set of categories. A data structure that represents the dataset is built. A first set of merit values for the first set of categories is calculated. The first... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080104051 - Apparatus and method for filtering data using nested panels: A computer implemented method includes receiving a data filter from a first panel of filtering categories. The data filter is applied to a dataset wherein a resulting data subset is created. One or more further data filters is displayed within a nested second panel of filtering categories.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080104056 - Distributional similarity-based models for query correction: A distributional similarity between a word of a search query and a term of a candidate word sequences is used to determine an error model probability that describes the probability of the search query given the candidate word sequence. The error model probability is used to determine a probability of... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080104054 - Document clustering based on cohesive terms: A method and a storage medium, that includes instructions for causing a computer to implement the method, for document categorization is presented. The method includes identifying terms occurring in a collection of documents, and determining a cohesion score for each of the terms. The cohesion score is a function of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Tuscon Division
20080104049 - Document ranking utilizing parameter varying data: The relevancy of search results are improved by exploiting changes in data related to information access. Parameter varying aspects of parameter varying data associated with document access are leveraged to provide enhanced ranking of document. As an aspect of the parameter varies, a rank can be accomplished, producing multiple ranks... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080104052 - Implicit, specialized search of business objects using unstructured text: A method and system for providing business context corresponding to unstructured documents is provided. A business context correlation system analyzes the contents of a user's unstructured document, identifies the business context of the unstructured document from the analyzed contents, and presents the business context along with the unstructured document to... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080104047 - Intelligent search with guiding info: Every presence has needs. A need could be consumer electronics, loans, autos, or knowledge, etc. The presence uses search engines to become knowledgeable about the need. The current search engines are not intelligent. The idea of the invention is to provide more accurate results and semantically linked results through an... Agent: Mr. Nagendra Nagarajayya
20080104061 - Methods and apparatus for matching relevant content to user intention: Methods and apparatus for a new approach to the problem of matching relevant content to user queries. Instead of looking for the exact keyword, the invention expands it into groupings of concepts and phrases, where each such group represents one possible user intention (as implied by the query phrase or... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080104057 - Presenting media guidance search results based on relevancy: Systems and methods for presenting search results based on relevancy in an interactive media guidance application are disclosed. After performing a user-initiated or automatic search for media content, the interactive media guidance application determines which of the hits are most relevant to the user. The guidance application then displays, or... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20080104058 - Presenting media guidance search results based on relevancy: Systems and methods for presenting search results based on relevancy in an interactive media guidance application are disclosed. After performing a user-initiated or automatic search for media content, the interactive media guidance application determines which of the hits are most relevant to the user. The guidance application then displays, or... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20080104055 - Restaurant review search system and method for automatically providing links to relevant reviews of selected restaurants by use of the internet: A system and method for automatically providing a user with links to relevant reviews of restaurants in a given location by use of the Internet. The system generates a webpage arranged to receive inquiries from a user and utilizes an algorithm to automatically generate a search string of specialized criteria... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20080104059 - Restaurant review search system and method for finding links to relevant reviews of selected restaurants through the internet by use of an automatically configured, sophisticated search algorithm: A system and method for providing a user with an automatic and highly efficient method to find links to relevant reviews of restaurants in a given location by use of an automatically configured, sophisticated search algorithm, The system generates a webpage arranged to receive inquiries from a user and utilizes... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20080104050 - Time-based analysis of related keyword searching: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for displaying related search terms in a time sequence format. In example embodiments, a user search database, for retaining search terms that were used during specific times, may be available. The user search database may be searched to find which users have searched on a... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/yahoo
20080104048 - Tracking storylines around a query: The claimed subject matter relates to a system and method that effectuates queryline tracking by constructing and utilizing incremental aspect models that employ probabilistic and/or spectral techniques to discover themes within documents delivered in a stream over time. The system and method upon discovery of a theme or enhancements to... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080104065 - Automatic generator and updater of faqs: Automatically generating and updating of frequently asked question (FAQ) lists are described herein. User inputs requesting information are matched to stored question and answer pairs, and values associated with the stored question and answer pairs are manipulated. An FAQ list may be generated and updated by selecting relevant question and... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080104069 - Deriving cross-organizational relationships from ldap source data: Alternative views for a selected distinguished name entry in current view are identified through subviews. Each subview corresponds to an attribute defined by a dynamic view object in a schema for a lightweight directory access protocol directory. The subviews are searched to find those that have entries that match the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104064 - Electrospray ionization mass spectrometer interface: t
20080104067 - Location based large format document display: A method (203) for using electronic large format location dependent documents can include the steps of determining (200) a location of a remote user terminal (110) and accessing (210) at a server a document database having document information related to the plurality of documents. The document information includes at least... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080104071 - System and method for converting a natural language query into a logical query: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for converting a natural language query into a logical query. The method embodiment comprises receiving a natural language query and converting the natural language query using an extensible engine to generate a logical query, the extensible engine being linked to the toolkit... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20080104068 - System and method for naming dimension members in a data analyzing system: A member naming system is provided for naming members of a dimension in a data analyzing system having a receiver for receiving a pattern. One example of the dimension is a time dimension containing time periods. The pattern has a sequence of pattern components for defining a name. A time... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP
20080104066 - Validating segmentation criteria: Segmentation criteria are validated relative to a plurality of items organized according to a dimensionally-modeled data space. Each criterion nominally characterizes a segment comprising an area of interest of the dimensionally-modeled data space. The items are mapped to the segments. The mapping is processed. Based on the mapping, the validity... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/yahoo
20080104074 - Cascading sort interface: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a sort specification may be defined to sort a record array by one or more sort criteria.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080104075 - Distribution list navigator: A method is provided of automatically generating and updating e-mail distribution lists including e-mail addresses of persons of an organization. The method uses an arrangement of the persons in one or more groups according to an organizational relationship. The one or more groups are stored in an organizational database system.... Agent: Robert Popa, Esq. C/o Ladas & Parry
20080104079 - Cross-population of virtual communities: Systems and method for cross-population of virtual communities are provided. An exemplary method comprises providing a plurality of virtual communities, each of the virtual communities related to other virtual communities by a cross-population relationship. A user associated with a first virtual community of the plurality of the virtual communities is... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080104078 - Method for creating sketches of sets to permit comparison: Provided is a method for creating sketches of sets to permit comparing set members selected from a universe. The method includes selecting a size for the sketch and providing a randomizer. In addition, a set is provided as a subset of the universe. The set is processed with the randomizer... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104083 - Dynamic data access and storage: Dynamic data access and storage. A master dynamic configuration directory can store connection strings and data adapters for data entities based on a routing identifier and a business entity identifier. The information can be stored in multiple data stores, each of which can have a different data type. A data... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20080104080 - Method and apparatus to access heterogeneous configuration management database repositories: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for accessing information in repositories. A determination is made as to whether a connector from a plurality of connectors may be used to retrieve the information for the item from the repositories for the request, wherein the connectors are reusable... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080104081 - Tiered storage system with single instance function: In a tiered storage system, unintended degradation of performance, reliability and security caused by applying a single instance function to the data in the storage system is avoided. When multiple identical files are stored in the storage system, the storage system determines whether the single instance function should be applied... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080104037 - Automated scheme for identifying user intent in real-time: An intent guessing system receives partial user queries as they are entered by the user. The partial user queries are compared with different intents derived from previously logged queries. Guesses are made as to which of the intents are associated with the partial user query. The intent guesses are then... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20080104038 - Methods and apparatus for performing structural joins for answering containment queries: Techniques are provided for performing structural joins for answering containment queries. Such inventive techniques may be used to perform efficient structural joins of two interval lists which are neither sorted nor pre-indexed. For example, in an illustrative aspect of the invention, a technique for performing structural joins of two element... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080104041 - Searching queries using database partitioning: A computer-implemented method and apparatus of searching a plurality of queries against at least one database containing a plurality of records. The plurality of queries is partitioned into a set of smaller subsets of queries. The at least one database is portioned into a set of smaller subdatabases. Searching tasks... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20080104039 - System and method for resource management: A method for creating and maintaining a search knowledge-based system with respect to company, product and service resources within an industry, using a knowledge base data content structure having categories, rule sets, search parameters, data sources, and data content input from the plurality of data sources. The method assigns an... Agent: Linda M. Lowson
20080104040 - Visually intuitive search method: A method and system for re-arranging the search results based on user-defined attributes for various search objects is disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system and method for re-arranging search results according to user stylized search terms. The user can stylize the search terms in various ways so as... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr
20080104046 - Tracking changing state data to assist in computer network security: A session table includes one or more records, where each record represents a session. Session record information is stored in various fields, such as key fields, value fields, and timestamp fields. Session information is described as keys and values in order to support query/lookup operations. A session table is associated... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20080104060 - Apparatus and method for assessing relevant categories and measures for use in data analyses: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a relevancy parameter. The relevancy parameter is searched in a category ensemble including a set of categories, where the category ensemble overlies a dataset. A first order of the set of categories is created based on the relevancy of the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080104062 - Approximate matching of strings for message filtering: A method of determining whether a guarded term is represented in a message comprises associating a portion of the message with the guarded term and evaluating a cost of the association. A method of generating a collection of guarded terms that represents an original term comprises generating a plurality of... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080104063 - System and method for clustering unstructured documents: A system and method for clustering unstructured documents is provided. Documents having terms with frequencies of occurrence that satisfy upper and lower edge conditions are selected. Concepts are generated for the selected documents. The selected documents are grouped into clusters of the documents. A weight for each of the clusters... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20080104073 - Automatically inserting relevant hyperlinks into a webpage: A methodology through which a host site may automatically insert relevant links into a set of text. In this methodology, the contents of the text are compared against a database containing character strings, and the character strings from the database contained in the text are identified. Each of the character... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080104072 - Method and apparatus for generation and augmentation of search terms from external and internal sources: A method and apparatus to identify names, personalities, titles, and topics that are present in a repository, and place them into a grammar, and to identify names, personalities, titles, and topics that are not present in the repository, and place them into a grammar, uses information from external data sources,... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20080104070 - Pattern-based filtering of query input: Methods, apparatuses, and articles for receiving, by a computing device, a search request, the search request specifying an outcome type and one or more candidate query parameter values are described herein. The computing device may also select some or all of the candidate query parameter values by filtering the candidate... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080104076 - Algorithm for sorting bit sequences in linear complexity: A computer program product and associated algorithm for sorting S sequences of binary bits. The S sequences may be integers, floating point numbers, or character strings. The algorithm is executed by a processor of a computer system. Each sequence includes contiguous fields of bits. The algorithm executes program code at... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080104077 - Apparatus and method for sharing a virtual file system between logical partitions: A logically-partitioned computer system provides support for multiple logical partitions to access a single file system, thereby allowing the logical partitions to share a file without the overhead of communicating over a VLAN. An area of shared memory is defined that multiple logical partitions may access. One or more file... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080104082 - Method of constructing a remotely editable machine-readable document: A method of constructing a remotely editable machine-readable template document comprises generating a presentation image of the machine-readable template document, generating a data structure identifying editable portions of the presentation image of the template document and sending the presentation image and data structure to a remote editing location.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104085 - Distributed database: A technique for storing a plurality of data records in a database. Client processes link to the database to access the data records of the database. Each client process has a specified scope. The scope defines to which of the data records within the database each of the client processes... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104087 - Dynamic views based on ldap: Subviews are generated for each unique value in a list of unique values for an attribute that is defined by a dynamic view object in a schema for a lightweight directory access protocol directory. The subviews are maintained by adding and deleting entries as the values for the attribute change.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104086 - Memory management: Methods and devices are provided for memory management. One embodiment includes creating a memory control block including a number of sub-blocks, where the number of sub-blocks are capable of storing at least one data structure in a memory device. The method also includes scanning the control block for a free-able... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104084 - Relationship-based processing: A relationship engine provides for the management of relationship information between entities. The relationship information indicates the level (or degree) of relationship between an entity and another entity or entities. The relationship engine allows applications to access the relationship information that is being managed by the relationship engine. For example,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080104089 - System and method for distributing queries to a group of databases and expediting data access: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for distributing queries to a group of databases and expediting data access. The method embodiment comprises receiving a query for information from one or more databases, and returning a result to the query for information requested in the query from a hybrid... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20080104088 - Apparatus, method, and program for visualizing boolean expressions: An apparatus, a method, and a program for visualizing a Boolean expression so that it is readily recognized what is added to or excluded from conditions. A Boolean expression to be visualized is input in the form of a binary tree in which a leaf node represents an operand in... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20080104090 - Method for adaptively assigning of data management applications to data objects: The invention relates to a method for adaptively assigning of a plurality of data management application instances (DM instances) building up a data management application (DM application) to a plurality of data objects (folders, files, data extents or parts of files, or other logical grouped data) organized in a tree... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20080104091 - Method of displaying data in a table: A method and computer-executable program code for displaying data in a table having columns, rows and a plurality of cells defined by the columns and rows. The method involves the steps of creating a first and a second sub-tables positioned one above another or side-by-side. The top sub-table defines a... Agent: Keaty Professional Law Corporation Thomas S. Keaty
20080104092 - Integrating business rules into automated business processes: A method for integrating business rules into automated business processes comprising identifying an entity affected by a data update initiated by a step of an automated business process. The method further comprises accessing a rule registry comprising a plurality of business rules, each business rule corresponding to one or more... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080104095 - Orthogonal integration of de-serialization into an interpretive validating xml parser: A computer-implemented method of creating a schema specific parser for processing Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents can include receiving an XML schema comprising a plurality of components, determining a hierarchy of the plurality of components of the XML schema, and creating an execution plan specifying a hierarchy of XML processing... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.
20080104096 - Software development system: A method and system for developing a software tool. The method comprises capturing analysis information generated by at least one software product and required for or useful in developing the software tool, forwarding the analysis information from the software product to a database, storing the analysis information in the database,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104094 - Systems and methods for managing syslog messages: In one embodiment, a method for managing syslog messages includes identifying a syslog message format that is not currently accepted, composing a syslog message template that corresponds to the syslog message format, the syslog message template comprising a regular expression having a general arrangement the corresponds to the syslog message... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104093 - Time sharing managing apparatus, document creating apparatus, document reading apparatus, time sharing managing method, document creating method, and document reading method: Time information included in a document file can be efficiently shared by multiple people. A time information communication unit (260) receives time information included as a content of a document file. An ID setting unit (254) then sets a time ID for the time information. A time information storage unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080104097 - Variable length file header apparatus and system: Ensuring that a file originating on a first computer running a first application, and having a file header section and a data section, is stored in a proper location on a second computer is disclosed. Storage location information is extracted from the file header and a storage location on the... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20080104104 - Health integration platform schema: A schema for storing health related data within a health integration network is provided to facilitate housing the data in a common and easy transformable and accessible manner. Utilizing this schema, disparate otherwise proprietary applications can store data formatted according to their own schema within the health integration network providing... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080104098 - Methods and systems for managing data stored on a contactless flash memory device: Methods, systems and machine readable medium storing a machine readable program for managing data stored on a contactless flash memory device are disclosed. A compiled version of a hierarchical data model defined using a high level data structure definition language is provided at a host unit. The host unit is... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104100 - On-site search engine for the world wide web: Providing updates to a computing device having a search engine capable of searching a local data store having an index with data related to a plurality of sites located on a wide area network. A first index builder capable of accessing sites on a wide area network is provided. The... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080104101 - Producing a feature in response to a received expression: To build a model, an expression related to a task to be performed with respect to a collection of cases is received, where the task is different from identifying features for building the model. A feature is produced from the expression, and a model is constructed based at least in... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104102 - Providing a partially sorted index: To provide an index for a table in a database system, the index is partially sorted in an initial phase of building the index. Subsequently, in response to accessing portions of the index to process a database query, further sorting of the accessed portions of the index is performed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104105 - Schema specific parser generation: A computer-implemented method of creating a schema specific parser for processing Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents can include identifying a plurality of XML processing templates, wherein each of the plurality of XML processing templates performs a specific task of processing an XML document against an XML schema component. An XML... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.
20080104103 - System and method for managing information using entity-centric objects: System and methods manage information using entity-centric objects. Systems and methods aid a user in staying abreast of up-to-date information about particular named-entities that are of interest to the user. Entity-centric objects are employed for organizing information about corresponding entities. In general, the entity-centric objects are software objects (e.g., data... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20080104107 - System for automatically shadowing data and file directory structures for a plurality of network-connected computers using a network-attached memory: The Networked Data Shadowing System comprises a memory module that is connected to a plurality of monitored computer systems via an existing communication medium to store the shadowed data. The memory module includes one or more memory devices for data storage as well as software, including a control software component... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080104099 - Use of information correlation for relevant information: A method, information processing system, and portable electronic device for associating metadata with a media file are disclosed. The method includes storing at least one media file (216) associated with identification information. A data set is retrieved from at least one data source. The data set is retrieved at least... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20080104106 - Personalized audio system and method: A personalized audio system and method that overcomes many of the broadcast-type disadvantages associated with conventional radio stations.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20080104108 - Schemaless xml payload generation: An XML payload is generated from an XML list irrespective of a schema associated with the XML list. The parent/child relationship paths are collected from the field entries in the XML list. An XML payload node tree is created reflective of the parent/child relationship of data in the paths of... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080104110 - Extension of organizational chart dynamic group lists based on ldap lookups: A level for a hierarchical organizational chart is associated with a virtual attribute and the values for the level are generated from values for the virtual attribute. The organizational chart is derived from distinguished name entries in a lightweight directory access protocol directory and the virtual attribute is not associated... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104109 - Method, apparatus and media for object sharing: A computer-implemented method for instantiating an object of an object oriented model. The method may include receiving communication from a provider to instantiate the object. The method may also include determining if the provider is a first provider to instantiate the object If the provider is the first provider, the... Agent: Andrea E. Tran Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP
20080104119 - Apparatus and method of managing image file: There is provided an apparatus and method of managing an image file. An apparatus to manage an image file includes a sensor unit measuring at least one of the positions, directions, and angles of image files of objects that are captured, an extracting unit extracting at least one of information... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080104118 - Document classification toolbar: Electronic document classification is disclosed. A toolbar adds the ability to classify documents based on specific properties such as security classification, information type, document type, document retention, document caveats, and the like associated. The toolbar through dropdown selections allows users to select the appropriate classification and properties based upon the... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20080104115 - Generalized online matching and real time risk management: The claimed subject matter provides an architecture and associated schema for facilitating advantageous solutions the generalized online matching problem. The architecture can employ a blended schema that includes distinct aspects of both primal-dual schema and dual-fitting schema. In accordance therewith, the blended schema can provide algorithms that yield solutions in... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080104116 - Image evaluation system, methods and database: The present invention relates to a method and system for evaluating at least one abnormality in one or more medical images of a subject comprising: (a) determining the location of each abnormality from pre-defined selection, (b) determining the pattern of each abnormality from pre-defined selection, (c) accessing a multidimensional database... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20080104112 - Method and apparatus for music play list control: The mobile device described herein dynamically generates a new play list of songs having an attribute of a currently playing song. More particularly, the mobile device receives a change play list command that identifies a default attribute. Exemplary attributes include artist, album, composer, and genre of the current song. In... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson
20080104121 - Methods for preloading media assets: A method for preloading media assets during playback execution of a multimedia experience is disclosed. The method includes providing a default preloading scheme. The method also includes receiving a custom instruction to preload at least one media asset associated with a multimedia experience and, in response to the custom instruction,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080104111 - Recommendation diversity: Recommendation systems and methods are disclosed that objectively determine similarities between products and quantify diversity between products for use in generating recommendations. The product interests, such as musical interests, of a user are measured based on objective characteristics of the product. Then the interests are modeled by a distribution. The... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080104114 - Taxonometric personal digital media organization: Network-based and client-based operating environments implement computerized systems and techniques for organizing and discovering digital media objects originating from personal digital media sources. The association between a user-selected computer-usable descriptor and a particular digital media object serves as a semantic medium for exchange of information about the digital media object... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080104113 - Uniform resource locator scoring for targeted web crawling: A web crawler system as described herein utilizes a targeted approach to increase the likelihood of downloading web pages of a desired type or category. The system employs a plurality of URL scoring metrics that generate individual scores for outlinked URLs contained in a downloaded web page. For each outlinked... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080104120 - Data processing apparatus, data storage apparatus, data processing system, data processing method, and data storing method: An electronic camera serving as a data processing apparatus includes an image pickup section which images a subject and generates image data thereof, a recording medium which records the generated image data through a recording medium interface, a CPU which executes a control program read from a flash memory and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080104123 - Data structure of metadata and reproduction method of the same: A structure of metadata relevant to a moving image, in which metadata editing is easily performed, comprising a stream data structure including one or more access units each capable of being independently processed; each of said access units has: first data for a reference time point within an access unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080104124 - Extensible markup language document management method and system: An Extensible Markup Language (XML) document management method includes: receiving an XML document management operation request sent via an XCAP protocol, by an XML Document Management Server (XDMS); determining that the XML document management operation request is in an entrustment mode, and determining whether to perform an operation described in... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080104122 - List building system: A system implementable using a programmable processor includes a plurality of pre-stored commands for building an inventory of audio, musical, works or audio/visual works, such as music videos. A plurality of works can be collected together in a list for purposes of establishing a play or a presentation sequence. The... Agent: Eugene M. Cummings, P.C.
20080104125 - Method and apparatus for creating still picture management data on a rewritable storage media: A method for organizing still picture management data, including providing a plurality of navigation data sections in a storage unit, each navigation data section pertaining to multiple data units corresponding to still pictures with common attributes, each navigation data section including video attribute information commonly corresponding to the data units... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080104117 - Radio-networked welder system: Radio-tagged components are used a welding operation to form a welded product. Pedigree/quality control is monitored by tagging welding wire with a first radio transceiver storing information about the wire; providing a second radio transceiver at the welding apparatus, providing a third radio transceiver associated with the at the human... Agent: Marina Larson & Associates, LLC
20080104126 - Method and systems for sharing data with mobile multimedia processors: A multimedia processor system (400) for a mobile device, the system includes a central processing unit (CPU) (105), a system bus port (120) accessible by the CPU, and a virtual file system (VFS) (110) accessible by the CPU. The VFS is synchronized with a remote file system (210) of a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080104127 - Presenting media guidance search results based on relevancy: Systems and methods for presenting search results based on relevancy in an interactive media guidance application are disclosed. After performing a user-initiated or automatic search for media content, the interactive media guidance application determines which of the hits are most relevant to the user. The guidance application then displays, or... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20080104128 - system and method for secure, anonymous, and pertinent reposting of private blog posting, etc.: A system and method for anonymizing a user's private blog entries, and reposting the anonymized version to another pertinent blog. The system and method operable with a blog selection process for analyzing the user's private entry, user's preferences, uniform terms and codes, and indexed information from other blogs, in order... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20080104129 - Delayed deletion of extended attributes: Methods, systems, and products for delayed deletion of extended attributes associated with a file in a file system are provided. Embodiments include identifying a file to delete, moving an extended attribute directory associated with the file to a background deletion directory, deleting the file, and deleting in the background the... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20080104131 - Method and system for synchronizing direct access storage volumes: A method and system for synchronizing direct access storage volumes designated as managed by storage management software with direct access storage volumes available to a computer system. An identifier of a volume is provided. The volume is connected to and available to a computer system, and is not managed by... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080104130 - Using mobility tokens to observe malicious mobile code: One or more mobility token managers (101) track movement of files (105) within a network. A mobility token manager (101) on a source computer (113) detects an attempt to write a file (105) to a target computer (117). Responsive to the detection, the mobility token manager (101) writes a mobility... Agent: Symantec/ Fenwick Silicon Valley Center
20080104133 - Data cache techniques in support of synchronization of databases in a distributed environment: A method for synchronizing a database server to a current status of a client database using data cache techniques is provided. Upon initiating synchronization, the database server receives an identification of a client connection, and creates a server-cache-table having a structure that is compatible with the client database. Database records... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080104132 - Method and apparatus for splitting a replicated volume: At least two replicated instances of a source volume are split while allowing clients to access data moved during the split. Clients are redirected to the first replicated instance of the source volume. The first replicated instance is split by first moving files in a split path from the first... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Novell
20080104134 - Software, systems, and methodologies for realignment of remote databases by a central database in support field representative territory assignments: A method for realigning a database server and a client database is provided. During realignment at least one table of the database server is copied to a workspace, and a set of records copied to the workspace is identified that are associated with the client. The set of records associated... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080104135 - Data processing system: In a data processing system having a primary site and a secondary site, storage systems are connected to each other via a communication line, data update history is recorded in a storage device as a journal in the primary site, and the journal is transferred to the secondary site via... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080104136 - Determining priority between data items: One embodiment of the present invention enables nodes or endpoints involved with synchronization of data items to determine which version of a data item (if any) has priority over another version of that same data item. Within the present embodiment, when a data item Is modified by a node, it... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20080104137 - Online incremental deferred integrity processing and maintenance of rolled in and rolled out data: A system and a method for the deferral and incremental performance of integrity processing for data rolled into a table of a data warehouse and for the deferral and incremental performance of maintenance on data rolled out of a table of the data warehouse while permitting general users online access... Agent: Sughrue Mion PLLC Uspto Customer No With Ibm/svl
20080104138 - Computer server system including a database pool module providing database connectivity recovery features and related methods: A computer server system may include a plurality of database modules for storing user data for a plurality of users, and at least one processing module comprising a plurality of processing threads for processing jobs for users based upon respective user data. The computer server system may further include a... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20080104139 - Managing snapshots in storage systems: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for managing snapshots in storage systems. One method includes logically linking a plurality of snapshots to a logical disk in a storage network; and splitting the snapshots from the logical disk to form a snapshot tree that includes the snapshots split from the logical... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104140 - System and method for controlling model editing and merging: A model edit control system controls editing of a data model. A model repository manager allows multiple users to copy a stored model stored in a repository for executing changes on multiple model copies in parallel. An action log manager crates a model action log for the stored model and... Agent: Perman & Green
20080104141 - Copy-on-write versioning of documents: Approach for versioning of documents is described. A version accumulator structure stores one or more version values indicating different versions of a data object. The data object is decomposable into a plurality of nodes. One or more copies of each node of the plurality of nodes are stored, where the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080104142 - Method of synchronizing information shared between a plurality of universal plug and play devices and apparatus therefor: A method of effectively managing information shared by synchronizing between a plurality of Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) devices is provided. According to the method, all devices exchange version information of the devices at initial synchronization, and when shared information stored in some of the devices is changed, a device... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080104145 - Method and appartus for backup of networked computers: A backup device for a computer network is able to back up all shared files without the need to install software on the computers. A backup device, including a DVD drive, is connected to the network and includes all of the necessary software for execution. The backup device retrieves the... Agent: Law Office Of Brett N. Dorny
20080104143 - Method and device for storing data available on the device in a database: A method for storing data available on a computing device in a database is disclosed. The method includes providing a definition file that specifies selected portion of the data for storing in the database and generating a script file using the definition file and the data. The method further includes... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080104144 - System and method for examining client generated content stored on a data container exported by a storage system: A system and method for examining the content of a client file system stored on an exported lun is provided. A client agent interfaces with a client file system to determine block layout information of data containers within the client file system. This block layout information is then transmitted to... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20080104148 - System for automatically recovering a computer memory using shadowed data and file directory structures: The Data Shadowing System comprises a memory module that is connected to the monitored computer system via an existing input/output port to store the shadowed data. The memory module includes a memory device for data storage as well as software, including a control software component that is automatically installed on... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080104147 - System for automatically shadowing data and file directory structures that are recorded on a computer memory: The Data Shadowing System comprises a memory module that is connected to the monitored computer system via an existing input/output port to store the shadowed data. The memory module includes a memory device for data storage as well as software, including a control software component that is automatically installed on... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080104146 - System for automatically shadowing encrypted data and file directory structures for a plurality of network-connected computers using a network-attached memory with single instance storage: The Secure Networked Data Shadowing System is connected to a plurality of monitored computer systems via an existing communication medium to store the shadowed data. The data is encrypted by the monitored computer system using a cryptokey, and the data file is processed using a hash function prior to encryption,... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080104149 - Managing storage of individually accessible data units: A method for managing data includes receiving individually accessible data units, each identified by a key value; storing a plurality of blocks of data, each of at least some of the blocks being generated by combining a plurality of the data units; and providing an index that includes an entry... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080104150 - Method and system for priority-based allocation in a storage pool: A method for priority-based allocation in a storage pool involves receiving a request to write a data item in the storage pool, where the storage pool includes multiple metaslabs, and where each of the metaslabs includes a contiguous region of data. The method further involves determining a target metaslab selected... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun
20080104151 - File retrieval device and file retrieval method: A file retrieval device, operable to retrieve a valid file name for reading a plurality of file main bodies from a recording medium in which the plurality of file main bodies and file related information that includes a file names respectively allocated to the plurality of file main bodies and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080104152 - Memory piece categorization: A memory management system for managing memory of a processing device and a corresponding method thereof are described. The system comprises a memory manager and a garbage collector. The memory manager is configured to allocate memory after dividing discrete units of memory into smaller units. The garbage collector is configured... Agent: Hewlett Packard CompanyPrevious industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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