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20080183654 - Information access apparatus, information processing apparatus, information access program storage medium, information access method, and information processing method: An information access apparatus has an activation state permitting an information access to a recording medium, and a non-activation state permitting a change to the activation state. The apparatus comprises: a medium access section that permits, in the activation state, information access and ejection of the recording medium out of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080183655 - Monitoring performance of a data processing system: An apparatus and program product monitors performance of a computer system via a result size including a result set size of accesses to a database and a page size. Preferred embodiments are directed to a performance monitor that correlates data from existing tools that report data concerning access to the... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080183658 - Apparatus and method for analyzing impact and lineage of multiple source data objects: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to list flattened single source object relationships in a first segment of a multiple source relationship table. Same-as multiple source object relationships are calculated. Same-as multiple source object relationships are then populated in a second segment of the multiple source relationship table.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080183667 - Automated and dynamic management of query views for database workloads: The embodiments of the invention provide a method, program storage device, etc. for automated and dynamic management of query views for database workloads. More specifically, a method begins by executing queries, which includes accessing a set of data tables for each of the queries. During the executing of the queries,... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20080183660 - Content identification expansion: Content of a first type, such as web pages, are identified in response to a query. One or more correlated entities are identified based on the content of the first type. Content of a second type, such as advertisements, are identified based on the one or more of the correlated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080183663 - Dynamic index selection for database queries: Methods are provided for dynamically selecting indexes during the execution of a database query, to optimize performance. In one embodiment, a query is provided for joining a target table and a source table. Rows of the target table are selected that simultaneously satisfy at least first and second criteria. The... Agent: Ibm Corporation (ss/roc) C/o Streets & Steele
20080183666 - Materialized query table journaling in a computer database system: An apparatus and method utilize MQTs in a more efficient manner in a high availability computer database to improve database performance and utility. In preferred embodiments, an MQT control file indicates whether journal entries for specific tables are to be propagated to replicated databases residing on other computer servers. In... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080183665 - Method and apparatus for incorprating metadata in datas clustering: Documents in a high density data stream are clustered. Incoming documents are analyzed to find metadata, such as words in a documents headline or abstract and people, places, and organizations discussed in the document. The metadata is emphasized as compared to other words found in the document. A single feature... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080183657 - Method and apparatus for providing direct access to unique hierarchical data items: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer usable program code are provided for accessing unique hierarchical data. A tree structure for a document is analyzed. A determination is made as to whether a set of unique paths exist in the tree structure. Responsive to an existence of the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080183659 - Method and system for determining device criticality in a computer configuration: A method for determining the criticality of a device in a multi-path computer configuration comprising the steps of: traversing a directed acyclic graph representing a platform hierarchy; and determining paths within the directed acyclic graph affected by the removal of the device. A computer system comprising a directed acyclic graph... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20080183664 - Presenting web site analytics associated with search results: Site metrics are presented in association with search results. The site metrics are derived from site analytics that uses clickstream data collected from a panel of internet users to generate and present internet activity metrics. Data collected from a community of internet users may be augmented by clickstream data store... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080183656 - Query integrity assurance in database outsourcing: A method, system and computer program product for confirming the validity of data returned from a data store. A data store contains a primary data set encrypted using a first encryption and a secondary data set using a second encryption. The secondary data set is a subset of the primary... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)
20080183662 - Resolving at least one file-path for a change-record of a computer file-system object in a computer file-system: The present invention provides a method and system of resolving at least one file-path for a change-record of a computer file-system object in a computer file-system in a computer system including a cache and an operating system, where the change-record includes a file-name of the file-system object, the file-id of... Agent: Leonard T. Guzman IBM Corp., Law Dept., C4ta/j2b
20080183661 - Semantically aware relational database management system and related methods: A semantically aware relational database management system includes suitable programming to relate attributes of the relational database to semantic equivalents of such attributes. In response to receiving a query, the relational database management system performs at least one semantically aware operation on the data in the relational database in order... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20080183668 - System and method for searching error messages: A user interface component receives an input error message. A query enhancer component derives error messages from the input error messages using error pattern(s) representative of the input error message and error sub-pattern(s) of the error pattern(s). A result aggregator component inputs each error message to search engines, receives search... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20080183679 - Apparatus and method for generating legal descriptions: The invention provides an apparatus and method for generating legal descriptions in an electronic database. Database records of land interests are grouped in logical groups. Records in the grouping having legal descriptions are used to create a legal description template for the records in the group. The legal description template... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20080183677 - Computer-readable recording medium storing anniversary notifying program, anniversary notifying method, and mobile terminal: A mobile terminal controls an operation of an application such that the application which causes data recording records data related to the anniversary around a same time that the anniversary is notified. To be specific, the mobile terminal monitors whether a user has carried out an operation on the mobile... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080183674 - Data management system and method to host applications and manage storage, finding and retrieval of typed items with support for tagging, connections, and situated queries: A data management system and method to host applications and manage storage, finding and retrieval of typed items with support for tagging, connections, and situated queries are provided.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20080183680 - Documents searching on peer-to-peer computer systems: A viral application program for peer-to-peer networking, includes a self-installable application program for emailing or downloading over the Internet. Such includes processes to build an enrollment mechanism for including a plurality of user computers each with their own private document files, and interconnectable over a network. Also, a permissions list... Agent: Richard B. Main, Esq. Patents Pending
20080183672 - Dynamically altering search result page layout to increase user response: Systems and methods are provided for providing content to be displayed to a user in response to a search request. One embodiment of a method includes identifying a page recipe comprising one or more page properties and one or more content module definitions, each content module definition defining an amount... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080183673 - Finite-state model for processing web queries: A method of creating an index of web queries is discussed. The method includes receiving a first query representative of one or more symbolic characters and assigning the first query to a first data structure. A first text string representative of the first query is created and assigned to a... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080183671 - Managing queries in a distributed database system: Queries in a distributed database system are received at computer devices participating in the database system. A determination is made as to which of the respective, participating computer devices has data relevant to the query. Information about the computer devices(s) which has or have the relevant data is communicated to... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20080183669 - Method and system for displaying results of a dynamic search: A method and system for displaying results of a dynamic search are provided. Results of a search are received in a result node of a query wherein the result node comprises a first node and a second node. The first node has a static key data and the second node... Agent: Sap Ag
20080183681 - Method and system for facilitating information searching on electronic devices: A method and a system for facilitating information searching for a user of an electronic device, is provided. Search facilitation involves forming a query to search for information related to the user activity on the electronic device; resolving the query by searching available sources including one or more external sources... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20080183670 - Method, system and program product for selectively modifying search engine results: A technique for enhancing and improving the usability of search engine search results that are presented to a user who has requested information using such search engine, by either eliminating, or alternatively distinguishing, web-page/web-site identifiers such as universal resource locators (URLs) from a search result list presented to the user... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080183682 - Methods and apparatus for incremental approximate nearest neighbor searching: Methods and apparatus are provided for incremental approximate nearest neighbor searching. An approximate nearest neighbor is incrementally retrieved from a data set having a plurality of objects and cells of objects in a hierarchical organization based on a query object. The present invention maintains an object priority queue to organize... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080183683 - Monitoring performance of a data processing system: An apparatus and program product monitor performance of a computer system via a result size including a result set size of accesses to a database and a page size. Preferred embodiments are directed to a performance monitor that correlates data from existing tools that report data concerning access to the... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080183675 - System for updating advertisement bids: A system for updating advertisement bids including a query engine and an advertisement selection engine. The query engine provides an advertisement query to the advertisement selection engine. The advertisement selection engine includes a query processing module that retrieves advertisements associated with the advertisement query based on bids. The bid update... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20080183678 - Systems and methods for personalizing responses to user requests: Computing systems and methods include a virtual character configured to provide personalized interaction with a user to help the user attain his or her goals. For example, the virtual character can customize responses and/or delivery of the responses to a user request, such as a question or a search request,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080183676 - Systems and methods for reviewing gift information: A method of creating an aggregated Internet accessible registry includes the step of accepting a query from a registrant. The query contains an identifier and a search criteria, the identifier identifying one of a multitude of registry databases. Registries matching the search criteria in the selected registry database are retrieved.... Agent: Jeffrey H. Ingerman Fish & NeaveIPGroup, Ropes & LLP
20080183686 - Apparatus to selectively remove the effects of transactions in online database and enable logical recovery: A method and apparatus for selective removal of user data changes is provided. In one embodiment, the methodology is implemented by a logical recovery mechanism. Upon receiving a request to selectively remove user data changes stored in a database, the mechanism creates an empty set of transactions to be populated... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080183684 - Caching an access plan for a query: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for caching an access plan for a query that include: receiving, in a SQL module of a DBMS, a SQL query that specifies data for retrieval from a database, the database characterized by database statistics, the SQL query characterized by one or more host... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20080183687 - Method and system for presenting a visual representation of the portion of the sets of data that a query is expected to return: In an embodiment, a user is provided with a data representation covered by a relationship. For example, the data representation may include a collection of data objects representations. In an embodiment, the data object representations are arranged in a manner so as to indicate rows or records of different data... Agent: David Lewis
20080183688 - Methods and systems for hardware acceleration of database operations and queries: Embodiments of the present invention provide a database system that is optimized by using hardware acceleration. The system may be implemented in several variations to accommodate a wide range of queries and database sizes. In some embodiments, the system may comprise a host system that is coupled to one or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080183689 - Search method and apparatus for plural databases: In a search method, integration metadata is newly introduced in which structure data defining an output structure of a query result, a correspondence relation between elements in the structure data and elements in databases, an association of elements between the databases and a bi-directional conversion function applied to said association... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080183685 - System for classifying a search query: A system is described for classifying a search query. The system may create a machine learning classifier function that may be “trained” by a plurality of categorized queries within a query taxonomy. The system may represent the queries as term vectors and input the term vectors to the machine learning... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20080183699 - Blending mobile search results: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for blending mobile search results. A method includes receiving a search query and multiple search results. The search results each satisfy the search query and have a respective search result quality score. The search results include generic and mobile search results. The... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080183702 - Content filtering, ordering by relevance, and caching: There is disclosed a technique for organizing a plurality of content items. In an embodiment, the technique comprises assigning to each content item a content item array or bit string, wherein each unique ordinal or bit position indicates a characteristic of the content item. The content items may be filtered... Agent: Jerry W. Herndon International Business Machines,
20080183693 - Efficient exact set similarity joins: A machine implemented system and method that efficiently facilitates and effectuates exact similarity joins between collections of sets. The system and method obtains a collection of sets and a threshold value from an interface, and based at least in part on an identifiable similarity, such as an overlap or intersection,... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080183700 - Identifying and changing personal information: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for analyzing information about a user are presented which include obtaining at least one search result based on at least one search terms describing the user; presenting the at least one search result to the user; receiving an indication from the user of the desirability of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080183697 - Information processing apparatus and method, and program: An information processing apparatus is disclosed. The information processing apparatus includes: an identifying means for identifying a group to which a content belongs from predetermined groups based on metadata describing descriptions of a content; and a clustering means for clustering a first set that is a set of the contents... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20080183698 - Method and system for facilitating information searching on electronic devices: A method and system for facilitating information searching for a user of an electronic device is provided. Facilitating searches involves obtaining information about the user interests, identifying potential data of interest to the user, extracting data related to said data of interest to the user, and collecting the extracted related... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20080183694 - Method and system presenting search results using relationship information: A web site for publishing content for a plurality of users allows searching of the contact to be affected by the social network of the searcher. A user has a social network that is measured by the degrees of separation between the user and other users and groups. In other... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery
20080183691 - Method for a networked knowledge based document retrieval and ranking utilizing extracted document metadata and content: A method, article, and system for managing document retrieval and ranking, and more particularly to providing a method, article, and system for utilizing not just the explicit metadata of a retrieved document, but also the extracted intrinsic metadata inside the content of the retrieved document, as well as the knowledge... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20080183690 - Method for providing assistance in making change decisions in a configurable managed environment: A method is provided for assigning weights to CIs in a configurable managed system, wherein respective weights are derived from information contained in an associated CMDB. The information could include without limitation the relationships that a CI has with other CIs and the number of reads and writes that are... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080183692 - Method, system, and program product for discovering relevant information in a dynamic information system: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for discovering relevant information in a dynamic information system (DIS). An illustrative method according to the invention includes comparing information provided by the user to information in a network, determining whether the network contains information relevant to the information provided by... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20080183696 - Software-implemented method and computerized system for spell checking: The invention is also directed to a computer program product and computer system allowing for taking steps according to the invention.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20080183701 - System and method for obtaining and updating availability of care facility beds and related facility information: A system which can be used by the public through a website over a network to obtain information on the availability of beds and other information relating to care facilities for the elderly. This system can be accessed by the public and facilities so that the information stored in the... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20080183703 - Uniform search system and method for selectively sharing distributed access-controlled documents: A privacy-preserving index system addresses the problem of providing a privacy-preserving search over distributed access-controlled content. Indexed documents can be readily reconstructed from inverted indexes used in the search. The privacy-preserving index system builds a centralized privacy-preserving index in conjunction with a distributed access-control enforcing search protocol. The privacy-preserving index... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division
20080183695 - Using activation paths to cluster proximity query results: A search engine finds and ranks information in clusters so a user can select information listed in search results that are closer to his information needs. To do so, the search engine receives a proximity query and executes it against an entity-relationship graph. The search engine finds those entities in... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080183705 - Method and system for evaluating media-playing sets: An exemplary method and system for evaluating media-playing sets evaluates the likelihood of a selected performance condition occurring in a subject set including based on source data automatically collected from a sample group of the sets, systematic analysis of this data to form a decision tree model revealing prescribed values... Agent: Kevin L. Russell Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel LLP
20080183704 - Problem determination service: A service system receives a request for problem resolution knowledge from a service requestor. Upon receiving the request, the service system identifies candidate patterns where each candidate pattern has at least one element that characterizes a problem associated with the corresponding pattern. An iterative process is then repeated between the... Agent: Stevens & Showalter, L.L.P.
20080183707 - Verification apparatus, verification method and verification program: A verification apparatus for checking a verification-target data against registrant's identification data, including: a storage section that stores a plurality of first checkup order data each of which defines an order of checking the verification-target data against a plurality of registrant's identification data that are divided in accordance with a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080183706 - Voice activated keyword information system: The present invention is a method of conducting a voice exchange with a user for providing an information search service. The method includes the steps of: receiving a voice query from a user consisting of at least one keyword; generating a query based on the at least one keyword, the... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20080183709 - Method, system and computer program for sorting tables in a page based approach: The present invention provides a solution for sorting logic blocks having a set of parameters, during downloading of information from a source structure in a data processing system. A downloading request is received from a client entity of the system for downloading selected information, including a plurality of logic blocks,... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20080183708 - Mirrored file manager: A file managing software program for managing a list of elements in a specific sequence in a first file of a computer program, including the steps of copying the first file to form a second file having an identical list of elements as the first file. The user is then... Agent: Ibm Corp. C/o Thomas E. Tyson
20080183710 - Automated media analysis and document management system: A web-based media analysis system, consisting of automated media analysis and document management tools, which processes news articles by parsing the news contents or documents and assigning, relating, and extracting information from the news contents for media analysis and relationally storing them in at least one database. The system further... Agent: Oxysure Systems, Inc
20080183711 - Dividing financial-data to facilitate simultaneous modifications by multiple users: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates dividing financial data to facilitate simultaneous modifications by multiple users. During operation, the system receives division-criteria, which facilitates dividing financial-data into a first subset and a second subset. Next, the system creates a copy of the financial-data which includes... Agent: Pvf -- Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080183712 - Capacity on demand computer resources: A security module manages authorization of additional computing resources, either additional processing power in a server, or additional servers in a server enclosure responsive to an authorized message. The authorized message may be generated at a management node and may include a provisioning license for use by the security module... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20080183713 - Node for providing a file service to a mobile terminal: A node for providing a file service to a mobile terminal, the node comprises mobile terminal interface, and a file system for a plurality of users, each user having a user folder. The node is configured, in response to receiving a request for file access from a mobile terminal, to... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20080183717 - Clickstream analysis methods and systems: Methods and systems are provided herein for the analysis of clickstream data of online users. The analysis methods and systems allow for the creation of new offline business methods based on online consumer behavior.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080183718 - Clickstream analysis methods and systems: Methods and systems are provided herein for the analysis of clickstream data of online users. The analysis methods and systems allow for the creation of new offline business methods based on online consumer behavior.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080183715 - Extensible system for network discovery: A network system comprises a discovery subsystem that identifies, enables for consumption, and consumes information. The discovery subsystem isolates business contents and device-specific logic using modular domain-specific contents and data definitions for normalizing the domain-specific contents and describing attributes and value types that uniquely define domain content independently of a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080183714 - Location-based brokerage service for heterogeneous access roaming: A method, apparatus, and electronic device for managing heterogeneous network access requests are disclosed. A memory or database may store network access data for a mobile computing device to access a primary network. A network interface may receive via a foreign network a network access request from the mobile computing... Agent: Prass & Irving LLP
20080183719 - Metadata collection system, content management server, metadata collection apparatus, metadata collection method and program: In a metadata collection system comprising a plurality of content management servers each capable of managing content and content metadata as local content and managing content metadata stored in another content management server as reference content and a metadata collection apparatus connected with the plurality of content management servers to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080183716 - Method and system for accessing information and/or data available on a wide area computer network: There is disclosed a method and a system for accessing information and/or data available on a wide area computer network (100), such as the Internet. A first modulated acoustic signal (A) is transmitted to a group of potential users each provided with a portable communication unit (1, 1*), this first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080183721 - Method of and system for providing performance information in a uddi system: A method of and system for providing performance information in a Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) system periodically requests data from Web service providers that are registered in a UDDI registry. The method and system determine performance attributes for the Web service providers based upon the requested data. The... Agent: Jonathan E. Jobe # 332
20080183720 - Systems, methods, and media for dynamically generating a portal site map: Systems, methods and media for dynamically generating a portal site map, including portlets of the portal site map, are disclosed. Embodiments may include determining a root node of a navigational construct of a portal site, where the root node has one or more child nodes. Embodiments may further include recursively... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20080183724 - Configuration management database reference instance: A reference instance for use in a configuration management system is a configuration item that may be associated with a number of assets, all of which share a common set of attributes. The use of reference instances permits a single configuration item to identify a potentially large number of assets.... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20080183727 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus facilitating an edit process and a check process of data. A UMID of material data is added to a composition table. A UMID of the composition table and the UMID of the material data are added to an edit list. The UMID of the material data... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20080183729 - Information processing device: An information processing device is to be connected with an external memory. The information processing device may be provided with a contents data storage device, an obtaining device, and an outputting device. The contents data storage device may store a combination of an internet address and contents data downloaded from... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080183725 - Metadata service employing common data model: A data processing and storage system is provided. The system includes an aggregator component that stores metadata from at least two disparate data domains. A framework component encapsulates the metadata according to an abstraction model that describes the disparate data domains.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080183730 - Method of associating user related data with spatial hierarchy identifiers for efficient location-based processing: A program storing computer-readable instructions therein for instructing a computer to perform analytical steps for associating user related data with a spatial hierarchy identifier, the program comprising a recording medium readable by the computer and the computer instructions stored on said recording medium instructing the computer to perform the processes... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
20080183731 - Nominal population metric: clustering of nominal application attributes: Clustering of nominal attributes using a nominal population metric enables comparisons of entities which are not easily comparable. In some embodiments, nominal population metrics are determined using a similarity matrix and a nominal population matrix using comparisons. In some embodiments, nominal population metrics are determined using a nominal population matrix... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20080183732 - Process for distributed production and peer-to-peer consolidation of subjective ratings across ad-hoc networks: A rating program on a mobile computing device communicates with other mobile devices regarding collected ratings. A user enters ratings and requests for information; the mobile computing device will then operate in the background, actively scanning for other users with the same type of short-range communications and a ratings program.... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080183723 - Real-time identification of sub-assemblies containing nested parts: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing an ancestry tree. An order to build a product is received. The ancestry tree is created. The ancestry tree comprises a set of nodes, where each node represents a part of the product. A request to determine a higher... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20080183722 - Registration system: A method of providing a registration label for a vehicle. The method includes determining registration information, the registration information being at least partially indicative of an identity of the vehicle; and then using the information to generate the label by causing printed information to be provided on the label, and... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20080183728 - Remotely monitoring a data processing system via a communications network: A remote data processing system facilitates monitoring of the remote data processing system. The remote data processing system receives a data message via a communications network. The remote data processing system cascades at least a first stage software component and a second stage software component to form an installed remote... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080183726 - Request-driven on-demand processing: A rendering system is provided. The rendering system includes a rendering component that receives a request to view a data set and provide output to drive a display application. A processing engine generates output data for the rendering component, where the output data is suitable to satisfy a present demand... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080183738 - Apparatus and method for compressing data: A data compression apparatus and a method thereof are provided. In the present invention, a processing unit is used for sequentially transforming a plurality of spatial domain data of a macro block into a plurality of coefficient data according to a coding sequence. Then, an entropy coder is used for... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20080183737 - Compression of timestamps: The method disclosed herein effectively caches timestamps in the memory of a query server. Each index file contains a base time and a set of documents with encoded timestamps. The base timestamp stored represents the index build time. The indexer encodes the timestamp of each document stored in the data... Agent: Ashok Tankha Lipton, Weinberger & Husick
20080183735 - Hierarchical cursor-based object model: An object data manipulation system is provided. The system includes a definition object model that includes a set of dynamic group definitions over a data hierarchy. A cursor component points to a subset of the data hierarchy, where the subset is loaded into memory for further processing.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080183734 - Manipulating the original content of at least one original read-only computer file in a computer file-system in a computer system: The present invention provides a method and system of manipulating the original content of at least one original read-only computer file in a computer file-system in a computer system, where the computer system includes an operating system including a framework for in-line monitoring of accesses to the file-system. In an... Agent: Leonard T. Guzman IBM Corp., Law Dept., C4ta/j2b
20080183739 - Method and system for data compression and decompression: The present invention provides a method and system for lossless manipulation of a data file size. The method comprises receiving the data file in an original format (205) and performing an action (210) of compression (215) or decompression (220) on the data file. The data file can be compressed or... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC
20080183733 - Method, system, and program product for the creation and use of a unified dynamic information system: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for creating and/or using unified dynamic information systems that integrate human process data and, optionally, technology component data.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20080183740 - Online analytical processing (olap): A method and system for generating an n-dimensional matrix presentation of at least part of an m-dimensional database including data records and a least one key dimension. Each key dimension includes data value fields. Each data value field has real data therein. A sorting sequence of fact numbers is calculated.... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080183736 - Using static data in a markup language: Described herein are techniques for specifying and utilizing static data in the environment of a tag-based or meta-markup document description language such as XML.... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080183746 - Generating configuration files: A method of generating a configuration file is disclosed. According to an embodiment of the invention, the configuration file specifies how an object of a plurality of objects is to be monitored by an agent of an operational management system. The method comprises the step of providing a data file... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080183743 - Method and computer based system for performance management: A method for managing a performance of an organization, comprising a data input step (11) for gathering strategic data concerning the organization, an analysis step (12) for based on the gathered strategic data analyzing strengths and weaknesses of the organization, a strategic planning step (13) for based on the strengths... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center
20080183744 - Method and system for business process management: A process management system comprises a process model, a process engine and a process user interface. The process model stores predefined configurable process metadata components of one or more business management processes. The process engine configures the process metadata components. The process engine also generates user interface contents for a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080183741 - Method and system for querying a database: A method and system for querying a database are provided. A user interface element for a dynamic field is created wherein the user interface element comprises a name field and a value field. A generic query structure is provided wherein the generic query structure comprises an attribute pair. The attribute... Agent: Sap Ag
20080183742 - System and method for the retrieval and display of supplemental content: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for identifying and displaying supplemental content associated with one or more advertisements responsive to a user query. The method of the present invention comprises identifying one or more advertisements responsive to a user query. One or more terms are extracted from... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20080183745 - Website analytics: Site analytics uses clickstream data collected from a panel of internet users to generate and present internet activity metrics. Data collected from a community of internet users may be augmented by clickstream data store content, third party content, search results, and other sources to form estimates of internet activity, such... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080183747 - Apparatus and method for analyzing relationships between multiple source data objects: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a data hierarchy. Data relationships across multiple data sources are specified. Multiple source object relationships are identified. The multiple source object relationships are assessed.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
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20080183750 - Apparatus for increasing social interaction over an electronic network: In one embodiment, a system includes a server that hosts webpages facilitating user interaction between multiple endpoints. The system monitors for a user input requesting initiation of a happy hour, and when the input is detected, modifies the webpages to alert users of the happy hour. The users are notified... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20080183751 - Applying visual effect to image data based on audio data: Audio data is accessed. A visual effect is applied to image data based on the audio data. The image data to which the visual effect has been applied based on the audio data is displayed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080183758 - Direct rendering of a web application from a database to a web browser: A method includes selecting a database on a system and selecting a style format on the system. The database contains data information for the web application, and the style format is applied to the web application. The method also includes selecting a validation rule for the web application, selecting a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080183753 - Distributed device information management system as a distributed information repository system: Information, such as information relating to the configuration and capabilities of mobile devices, can be stored in, and accessed from, a distributed, hierarchical repository system. The repository can be based on a tree structure including a plurality of levels of nodes, wherein each level corresponds to a type or source... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080183756 - Document handling history management system and method, recording medium storing document handling history management program, and data signal embodied in carrier wave: A document handling history management system, which includes: a first calculation section that calculates a first value based on a document which is an object of referencing operation; an operation history information generation section that generates operation history information that includes the first value; a second calculation section that calculates... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080183761 - Method and computer program product for dynamic weighting of an ontological data model: A method, computer program product, and a data processing system that facilitates navigation through a directed graph for selection of sub-processes of a modified business process derived from a business process is provided. A bounding box is used for evaluating and selecting sequences of nodes representative of business sub-processes or... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080183755 - Methods for storing an alert file by converting the alert file to a lower complexity file format and using the converted alert file to generate an alert and related electronic devices and computer program products: An alert file is stored on an electronic device is operated by determining if an audio format of the alert file is in a first category including at least one high complexity audio format or is in a second category including at least one low complexity audio format, converting the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20080183752 - Power unit exchange mechanisms: Mechanisms for tracking power unit usage allow power units to be exchanged rather than recharged. Users can purchase power unit subscriptions that are tracked on a per entity basis to allow exchange of power units during the subscription period. The subscriptions can also account for life cycle costs of the... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080183760 - Support applications for rich media publishing: Identifying a source of user referral for a media publishing website, comprising: storing a referring URL in a cookie variable; retrieving the referring URL from the cookie variable during a registration process to enter the media publishing website; and dynamically customizing a home page of the media publishing website according... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20080183759 - System and method for matching expertise: Disclosed are a method, machine-readable code, and a database for use in identifying, among a group of patent practitioners, one or more practitioners having expertise related to a given invention or technology. In the method, a search query related to the given invention or technology is used to identify one... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080183754 - System and method to allow the removal and addition of functions on a multi-function printer: A method and device for invoking a set of services corresponding to a plug-in application installed on an image handling device. The method including launching a host application of an image handling device, accessing a configuration file of the image handling device, launching the at least one plug-in based on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080183749 - System, method and computer program product for managing and tracking technical events associated with production of a product: A system, method, and computer program product for managing and tracking technical events associated with production of aircraft and aircraft-related components. The system includes a database configured to store information about the technical events and a server to provide centralized management of the information. The database is configured to be... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080183757 - Tagging media assets, locations, and advertisements: An accessory communicates with a PMD to store tags associated with broadcasts in a file maintained in a storage medium of the accessory. In one embodiment, the accessory sends a command to the PMD to create or open a tag file that resides on the PMD. Once opened, the tag... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080183764 - Continuous physical design tuning: Online physical design tuning is constantly monitoring database indexes and can effectively react to changes in a workload by modifying the physical design as needed. Algorithms can be utilized that take into account various criteria including storage constraints, update statements, and the cost of temporarily creating physical structures.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080183762 - Document management apparatus and document management method: A document management apparatus of the invention has an object to automatically extract, in a case where information of an electronic document having a printing history in the past is changed, difference information at any time and to manage, display and print it according to needs of a user, and... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080183767 - Efficient data storage system: A system and method are disclosed for providing efficient data storage. A plurality of data segments is received in a data stream. The system determines whether a data segment has been stored previously in a low latency memory. In the event that the data segment is determined to have been... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20080183766 - Methods and systems for inductive data transformation: A method for updating data within a database is described. The method includes identifying data elements within the database that need to be updated, creating a data transformation matrix for analysis of changes to the data elements, creating a database update script including an update command for each group of... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20080183765 - Multisource composable projection of text: Embodiments consistent with the subject matter of this disclosure may transparently project text fragments from one or more buffers into one or more projection buffers by reference, instead of by copying. Clients or applications, such as, for example, compilers, language services, an editor's rendering system, or other client or application,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080183763 - Synchronization of dissimilar databases: A method, system and computer-readable medium for synchronizing databases between two disparate computer systems are presented. In one embodiment, the method includes updating a first database, which is part of a first computer system, with a database update, wherein updating the first database does not initially commit the database update... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080183769 - Change of subscriber information in a multi-chassis network access environment: Managing subscriber host information is disclosed. A new or updated information about a subscriber host is received. It is determined whether the subscriber host is associated with a multi-chassis peering. If it is determined that the subscriber host is associated with a multi-chassis peering, the new or updated information is... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James, LLP And Alcatel
20080183770 - Image verification system, image verification apparatus, and image verification method: To provide an image verification system which verifies whether image data has been altered. The image verification system has an image generation apparatus, a first verification apparatus, a second verification apparatus, etc. The image generation apparatus generates image data, a hash value of the image data, and first verification data... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080183768 - System, method and program for monitoring local mail replicas and local directory replicas for e-mail: System, method and program for monitoring use of a local file replica in a client computer. First program instructions read a log which records a date and/or time of last replication of the local file replica from a remote file server. Second program instructions compare the date and/or time of... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080183771 - System and method for managing files: A computer-based method for managing files includes: configuring an access control list which illustrates all the accessible rights to corresponding users, the accessible rights comprise the right for comparing selected files, the right for merging selected files and the right for dividing a selected file; saving created files in a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080183772 - Backup relative to install media: In an embodiment of the invention, an apparatus and method for backup relative to install media perform the steps of: if a file on the file system is not part of an installed software package, then adding the file to a backup list; if the file is part of an... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080183774 - Control device and method for data migration between nas devices: All the data in the source directory of the NAS device 2000 is copied to the destination directory of the NAS device 3000. During this time the NAS device 2000 receives added/modified data to the source directory. After the copy is completed, copying (differential data copy) of the data corresponding... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080183776 - Database backup, refresh and cloning system and method: An automated physical database backup, refresh and cloning system and method automatically generates scripts or commands for implementing one or more tasks related to physical database backup and/or database and application refresh or cloning operations between a source environment and a target environment. The scripts or commands make use of... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20080183773 - Summarizing file system operations with a file system journal: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for summarizing file system operations with a file system journal. One embodiment includes a method that stores journal operations for files in a journal file system into a hierarchical tree. The method then summarizes changes made to the files in the hierarchical tree to... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080183775 - System and method for generating and managing quick recovery volumes: The invention relates to computer readable medium storing program code which when executed on a computer causes the computer to perform a method for creating a quick recovery volume of a primary data set used by a first computer in a backup storage system, which includes identifying a snapshot image... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080183777 - File system for a storage device, methods of allocating storage, searching data and optimising performance of a storage device file system: A file system for a storage device including a storage region, capable of storing one or more blocks of data; and a first data structure representing free space in the storage region, the first data structure comprising a location and a length of a block of free space in the... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20080183778 - 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, LLC07/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged by category listing
20080177693 - Chronology providing method, chronology providing apparatus, and recording medium containing chronology providing program: A method for providing chronologic information that is generated by placing one or more pieces of related information according to information about elapsed time is provided. The method includes the steps of obtaining, by an obtaining unit, (i) basic information associating pieces of the related information with the information about... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080177692 - Using virtual repository items for customized display: In one embodiment, a computer system performs a method for providing repository item information from one or more different perspectives using virtual repository items within a customizable presentation scheme. A computer system accesses a user-defined presentation scheme that describes a manner in which repository items are to be presented. The... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080177694 - Incremental repair of query plans: Database systems use a plan cache to avoid the overheads (e.g., time, money) of query recompilation. Query plans can become invalidated by updates to the statistics on data or changes to the physical database design. Once a plan is invalidated, it can be repaired utilizing one or more of the... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080177696 - Method for maintaining a sample synopsis under arbitrary insertions and deletions: A method of incrementally maintaining a stable, bounded, uniform random sample S from a dataset R, in the presence of arbitrary insertions and deletions to the dataset R, and without accesses to the dataset R, comprises a random pairing method in which deletions are uncompensated until compensated by a subsequent... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.c.
20080177695 - Methods and apparatus for improving the accuracy and reach of electronic media exposure measurement systems: Methods and apparatus for crediting media exposure are disclosed. An example method includes deriving a plurality of travel paths traversed by respective ones of a plurality of respondents, determining exposures of the respective ones of the plurality of respondents to a plurality of media sites based on the derived plurality... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc
20080177697 - Monitoring usage of components in a database index: Database indexes include multiple fields that are used to track how the components of the index are used. An index component monitoring mechanism tracks how the components of the index are used, and updates fields in the index accordingly. Such component-level statistics allow a query optimizer to make more intelligent... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080177698 - Performance degradation root cause prediction in a distributed computing system: A method of identifying at least one resource in a distributed computing system which is a potential root cause of performance degradation of the system includes the steps of: computing operational bounds for the system and operational bounds for at least one resource in the system; comparing current end-to-end system... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080177715 - method and apparatus for providing extensible document access to assistive technology providers: A method, system, and computer program product for providing an access engine that functions as an intermediary between a specific object and a renderer.... Agent: Richard A.henkler
20080177700 - Automated and dynamic management of query views for database workloads: The embodiments of the invention provide a method, program storage device, etc. for automated and dynamic management of query views for database workloads. More specifically, a method begins by executing queries, which includes accessing a set of data tables for each of the queries. During the executing of the queries,... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, Llc
20080177711 - Build automation and verification for modular servers: A system and method for managing and verifying the installation of software on a modular information handling system includes a bar file database and an installation management module. The bar file database stores bar files. The bar files each are related to a component of a modular information handling system.... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p.
20080177709 - Data updating method for internet map service platform and internet map service platform system: A data updating method for an Internet map service platform and a system thereof are applied to an electronic device. The electronic device is linked to an Internet map service platform by a wire or wireless network, and the Internet map server platform has a plurality of map data. The... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080177710 - Indexing system and method for nearest neighbor searches in high dimensional data spaces: Vectors representing objects in n-dimensional space are approximated by local polar coordinates on partitioned cells of the data space in response to a query, e.g., a query data vector entered with a request to find “k” nearest neighbors to the query vector. A set of candidate near neighbors is generated... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20080177707 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and information processing program: Included are a request unit 17 requesting, when receiving a trigger occurring based on a command from a user and a predetermined time schedule, a Website 5 originating information via a communication network 4 to transmit an RSS feed defined as metadata of update information of the Website 5, an... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080177712 - Method for retrieving constant values using regular expressions: Disclosed is a method of retrieving constant values. The method comprises compiling key-value pairs into a unified regular expression, evaluating the unified regular expression against a transformed input string to match a particular key and extracting the constant value associated with that particular key. The input string in transformed by... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, Llc
20080177703 - Methods and systems for displaying standardized data: Embodiments of the invention are generally related to data processing, and more specifically to processing data retrieved from a database. A GUI screen displaying query results may provide for the selection of a data standard to be applied to the query results. An analysis routine may identify specific results that... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080177713 - Methods and systems for providing media content for display in a designated area: The present disclosure provides for methods and systems for providing media content for display in a designated area. An ability of a client to playback media content locally is determined by querying the client over a network. The client includes the designated display area and a content display area. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080177714 - Movement-based dynamic filtering of search results in a graphical user interface: A movement-based filtering mechanism in a graphical user interface allows a user to filter search results by simply moving a pointer, such as a mouse. One or more attributes are displayed to the user in a graphical format. By selecting the pointer (such as clicking on a mouse button), the... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080177702 - Retrieving case-based reasoning information from archive records: Methods, systems and computer program products for using case-based reasoning (CBR) information retrieval processes without creating a case base. Methods include accessing a data model that includes symptom attributes and solution attributes. A query is received from a requester specifying one or more values for one or more of the... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080177706 - Search engine for video and graphics: A method of selecting graphic or video files having corresponding locators used to locate such graphic or video files using a computer. Identifiers are created by searching an area within a web page near a graphic or video file for searchable identification terms and searching an area within a web... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20080177708 - System and method for providing persistent, dynamic, navigable and collaborative multi-media information packages: A system and method is provided for system for collecting, storing, presenting and disseminating information. In one embodiment, a structured file is generated in response to a query comprising a plurality of frames each containing human readable content displayable on a screen, the plurality of frames comprising an object. The... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20080177701 - System and method for searching a volume of files: A pathname-based index is constructed for use in searching for a file of interest that resides in a volume of files. Thus, information contained in the paths present in the volume of files (e.g., directories and subdirectories) is used for efficiently searching for a file of interest. According to certain... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p
20080177699 - Systems, methods, and computer-usable medium for defragmenting a windows nt file system volume: A method of defragmenting a Windows NT file system volume includes the step of selecting a file record which is stored in a master file table associated with the Windows NT file system volume, in which one or more non-resident attributes are associated with the file record, and data associated... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20080177704 - Utilizing tags to organize queries: Computer-readable media, systems, and user interfaces for organizing queries are described. In embodiments, a query is received, associated with at least one tag, and stored in association therewith. In one embodiment, to determine at least one relevant tag to associate with the query, the received query is analyzed based upon... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080177705 - Virtual attribute configuration source virtual attribute: Virtual attribute logic adds virtual attributes to a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (“LDAP”) response, and meta-virtual attribute logic adds additional virtual attributes to provide further information about the virtual attributes. For example, a Distinguished Name (“DN”) of an entry that provided a virtual attribute may be added by the meta-virtual... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080177723 - Content filtering method, apparatus thereby, and recording medium having filtering program recorded thereon: A content filtering method for selecting a desired piece of content from a plurality of pieces of content includes the steps of associating additional information about each piece of content and reduced image data representing the piece of content with the piece of content and registering the additional information and... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080177716 - Data retrieval from a database utilizing efficient eager loading and customized queries: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods that facilitate retrieval of data. In particular, an application defined data shape can regulate loading of data for use in an object relational mapping system, enabling the object-oriented application to access data in a relational data base system. Data shapes define policies... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080177721 - Keyword manager: A system for selecting customized content for a user device is provided. The system includes a processor and an information extractor that, when executed by the processor, is configured to obtain at least one keyword from analyzing data entered into the user device. The system includes a behavioral engine that,... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c.
20080177719 - Methods and systems for retrieving query results based on a data standard specification: Data standards are defined for data according to various criteria. A data standard may be selected for an abstract query, wherein the data standard identifies a quality of data. A query may be generated based on the abstract query and the selected data standard, wherein the query is configured to... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080177717 - Support for reverse and stemmed hit-highlighting: Computerized methods and systems for generating a suggested query list with suggested search terms displayed as highlighted text utilizing a user-defined query are provided. Query search terms are received by a user-interface display. Upon inputting query search terms, the user-interface automatically generates a suggested query list. The suggested query list... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080177720 - System and method for query planning for execution using conditional operators: A query processing coordination planning unit coordinates a query processing to obtain requested data from one or more data sources. The query processing coordination planning unit comprises a request preparation coordinator and a request execution coordinator. The request planning unit invokes one or more query operation providers in a conditional... Agent: Arthur G. Schaier Carmody & Torrance LLP
20080177722 - System, method, and computer program product for progressive query processing: A method, system, and computer program product to make query processing more robust in the face of optimization errors. The invention validates the statistics and assumptions used for compiling a query as the query is executed and, when necessary, progressively re-optimizes the query in mid-execution based on the knowledge learned... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l
20080177718 - User interface with fields for entries to be applied to heterogeneous processes: A method and system for providing a user interface (320, 420, 520, 620) with input fields to be applied to a plurality of processes (301-304, 401-404, 501-504, 601-604). In one embodiment, the user interface is a search user interface (320, 420) and the processes are searchable applications (301-304, 401-404). In... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman Ibm Corporation
20080177729 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for searching document: A document searching apparatus includes a first storage unit that stores, in correspondence with one another, a normal form character, a variant form character, and rule identification information for identifying a conversion rule; a third storage unit that stores, in correspondence with one another, the normal form character, the rule... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080177731 - Data processing apparatus, data processing method and search apparatus: A data processing apparatus includes: a concept tree setting unit 22 which sets a concept tree that indicates the user's purposes or intentions; a classification unit 24 which, based upon the concept tree, classifies a data set created by or acquired by the user; a book display unit 26 which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080177732 - Delivering items based on links to resources associated with search results: Techniques are described for delivering search results pages to the users of a search engine, where one or more search result listings on the search results pages include one or more items that are associated with links to resources that satisfy a related search and that satisfy a specified condition.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080177736 - 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 Arc Division
20080177728 - Identifying the items most relevant to a current query based on items selected in connection with similar queries: The present invention provides a software facility for identifying the items most relevant to a current query based on items selected in connection with similar queries. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the facility receives a query specifying one or more query terms. In response, the facility generates a query... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080177724 - Method and system for indicating links in a document: A method includes requesting a document for display on a computing device, identifying links within the document, assigning a rank to the links, and displaying at least a subset of the assigned ranks within the document.... Agent: Perman & Green
20080177734 - Method for presenting result sets for probabilistic queries: A method presents a rank-ordered result set for a probabilistic input query. Terms in the query are recognized and a probability is assigned to each term. The probability expresses a confidence in correctly recognizing the term. A database is searched for items corresponding to the probabilistic query using the terms... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20080177725 - Method, apparatus and computer program element for selecting terms for a glossary in a document processing system: A method, apparatus and computer program element are disclosed for selecting a term for inclusion in a glossary in a document handling or processing system in which a set of functions or rules are applied to the term in order to provide a probability measure for the terms being suitable... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20080177726 - Methods for delivering task-related digital content based on task-oriented user activity: A method for automatically presenting digital content to a user of a computer computes task-related metadata from data which may include i) a most recent event record, ii) a most recent specification received from the user of a task being performed by the user, iii) an automatic prediction of the... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080177735 - Movement-based dynamic filtering of search results in a graphical user interface: A movement-based filtering mechanism in a graphical user interface allows a user to filter search results by simply moving a pointer, such as a mouse. One or more attributes are displayed to the user in a graphical format. By selecting the pointer (such as clicking on a mouse button), the... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080177727 - Providing a lateral search: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a lateral search. First, a media guide may be displayed comprising at least one display element. The at least one display element may comprise an action card configured to display a plurality of actions that can be taken with respect to a selected... Agent: Merchant & Gould P.c.
20080177730 - Recording medium storing information attachment program, information attachment apparatus, and information attachment method: A computer readable recording medium stores an information attachment program for attaching meta-information to multimedia data executed by a computer. The program causes the computer to perform an acquisition step of acquiring a search word of a text search done at a search site; a monitoring step of monitoring whether... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080177733 - System and method for geographically organizing and classifying businesses on the world-wide web: A method and search engine for classifying a source publishing a document on a portion of a network, includes steps of electronically receiving a document, based on the document, determining a source which published the document, and assigning a code to the document based on whether data associated with the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080177740 - Detecting relationships in unstructured text: Disclosed are embodiments of a system and a method for detecting relationships described in unstructured text-based electronic documents. The system and method incorporate the use of an input file that contains one or more text patterns that represent particular relationships. The text patterns each include regular text expressions that describe... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, Llc
20080177738 - Map data processing method and apparatus: In order to present information about a specific position on a map in a mode users can easily understand, a map data processing method includes: identifying a display range of a map; identifying a content and a map element, which are associated with a position within the display range of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080177737 - Method and system for a pattern matching engine: A system and method directed to a matching engine for finding the best match for an input string from among a group of predefined string patterns is disclosed. The predefined patterns may include one or more wildcard characters. A metric value is computed for every predefined string pattern. If the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080177739 - Name characteristic analysis software and methods: One or more databases may be created through an array of onomastic convolutions performed on lists of names. The creation of one or more databases may result in an array correlating individual onomastic elements and normalized probabilities that the onomastic elements belong to various categorizations. A software program preferably determines... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20080177742 - Efficient support of consistent cyclic search with read-copy-update: A method, system and computer program product for modifying data elements in a shared data element group that must be updated atomically for the benefit of readers requiring group integrity. A global generation number is associated with the data element group and each member receives a copy of this number... Agent: Walter W. Duft
20080177741 - Maintaining item-to-node mapping information in a distributed system: A method and apparatus for maintaining an item-to-node mapping among nodes in a distributed cluster is provided. Each node maintains locally-stored system-state information indicating that node's understanding of which master nodes are alive and dead. Instead of employing a global item-to-node mapping, each node acts upon a locally determined mapping... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080177743 - Confidential communications executing multifunctional product: A multifunctional product connected with a plurality of terminals over a network includes an image information obtaining device that obtains image information, a document file storing device that stores the image information in a prescribed location as a document file, and a designating device that designates a prescribed terminal to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080177752 - method of interactive video blogging: Provided is a method for real-time video blogging, including creating and entering comments in real-time by a plurality of terminals accessing a blog; uploading the created and entered comments to a server providing the blog by the terminals; converting the uploaded comments to separate descriptor files and storing the descriptor... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.c.
20080177754 - Adaptive vicinity prefetching for filesystem metadata: Network latencies are reduced by detecting a metadata access call for filesystem metadata contained in a filesystem node of remotely located filesystem. The metadata corresponding to the metadata access call is fetched when the metadata corresponding to the metadata access call is not contained in a local filesystem cache that... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin, L.l.c.
20080177746 - Cash back tracker / browser redirecting system: A tracking software that monitors Internet browser's address window for URLs and compares them to it's database. If there's a match then the browser is redirected to a corresponding URL in it's database. Software will only redirect once per browser session to prevent looping. When a user navigates to a... Agent: M. Borin
20080177749 - Internet based mobile device tracking and interactive communication system & method: Computer software, including internet web page based code, and methods of applications are used with a mobile device tracking system. A locatable mobile communications device is tracked by a contact initiating website in conjunction with a user's desired contact profile. A user signs up or joins as a registered member... Agent: Donald W. Meeker Patent Agent
20080177750 - Internet-based bearing tracking application: A bearing tracking system and method are provided, in which a bearing tracking application program is executed on a computer system to process information requests from a variety of system users received over communications links such as the Internet, and to present the users with an interface, such as an... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080177753 - Method and system for asset transition project management: The method and system of the present invention provides an improved method for asset transition project management. Information is aggregated from a variety of sources into a centralized computerized database. Thereafter, assets that are electronically connected to the computerized database are monitored. If a transition occurs, information concerning the transition... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20080177744 - Method of distributing contact and calendar records: A method of distributing contact and calendar information in a multi-component environment includes maintaining a plurality of contact or calendar records and the records contain a plurality of fields and directives. The records are designated and distributed to at least one component based on the directives.... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080177745 - Method of distributing contact and calendar records: A method of distributing contact and calendar records in a multi-user environment includes maintaining a plurality of records with a plurality of fields and directives corresponding to a plurality of users. At least one user has at least one authorization. For each record, a designation is made, based on the... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080177751 - Profile exchange method and system: In accordance with a first aspect of the invention, there is disclosed a profile exchange method comprising providing first profile data comprising a first plurality of data elements; receiving exchange signals from a device, the exchange signals carrying exchange data, the exchange data comprising an exchange property; identifying the exchange... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c. David A. Rose
20080177748 - Sql faceplate: Structured query language server data sources often times have different language constructs for interacting with software data consuming clients. A unified structured query language data server is interposed in the network chain between the structured query language server data sources and the networked data consuming software clients to present an... Agent: Christopher Rondot
20080177747 - System and method for composition of documents from multiple formats: The subject application is directed to a system and method for composition of documents from multiple formats. Document selection data representing a selected set of a plurality of electronic documents encoded in mutually distinct formats is first received. Document data, including link data associated with a link to each selected... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20080177763 - Apparatus and method of data organisation: A method of organising data items in an n-dimensional space comprises, for each of a plurality of iterations, the step of generating a relative displacement of position for each data item within the n-dimensional space in accordance with a similarity value between each data item and respective other data items,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080177755 - Creation and persistence of action metadata: File transitions are identified that are to be tracked and at least one element of metadata is generated that characterizes each identified file transition to be tracked. Upon receiving a request for historical transition information, elements of metadata corresponding to at least two instances of a tracked file are aggregated... Agent: Stevens & Showalter, L.l.p.
20080177764 - Document and/or image retrieval method, program therefor, document and/or image storage apparatus, and retrieval apparatus: A document/image retrieval method for retrieving a document/image corresponding to a captured digital image from a database by comparing features calculated based on feature points of the captured digital image with features preliminarily calculated based on feature points of each of documents and/or images stored in the database, the method... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080177761 - Dynamically optimized storage system for online user activities: A system and method to optimize storage of activities performed by a user over a network are further described, wherein activity information related to an activity performed by a user over a network is received. The activity information is further processed based on associated schema information to extract primary property... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20080177766 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus and a control method thereof to manage image files by automatically classifying the image files. The control method includes creating a memory day log file having a type and date information of a memory day, comparing date information of an image file to be worked with... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20080177768 - Method and apparatus for implementing an active information model: An active information model constructed from an aggregation of personal information portals containing an active agent. In a preferred embodiment, the system of this invention can be offered as a network service providing for information access and exchange according to the individual users' preferences.... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20080177756 - Method and apparatus for synthesizing hardware counters from performance sampling: A system and method for performance monitoring may use data collected from a hardware event agent comprising a hardware sampling mechanism and/or one or more hardware counters to increment one or more synthesized performance counters by an amount dependent on an expression involving the collected data. Each synthesized performance counter... Agent: Mhkkg/sun
20080177762 - Method and system using a cookie code for distributing infomation related to internet users: A method for storing navigation information of a set of users of a communication network on a set of internet sites accessible through the network in storage resources connected thereto consisting, for each site of the set of internet sites, in transmitting navigation information of a user connecting to said... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson
20080177758 - Method of displaying contact information: A method of displaying contact information on a communication device includes storing a plurality of contacts and corresponding statistical information pertaining to communications on a communication device. Input is received relating to the statistical information. The contacts are displayed based on the input and the statistical information.... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080177760 - Methods and systems for contacting physicians: A method of contacting a physician to electronically communicate with the physician includes storing electronic data identifying a plurality of physicians and/or their designees and contacting instructions associated with each identified physician, enabling a user to select one of the identified physicians to contact and in response to the user's... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20080177757 - Production order grouping using grouping rules: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for grouping orders. One or more original orders are received. The one or more original orders are grouped using grouping rules to form a set of grouped orders. Upon determining that the set of grouped orders cannot be completely filled, at... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.c.
20080177765 - Profile management method and system: In accordance with a first aspect of the invention, there is disclosed a profile management method comprising receiving short profile data of a user from a device, the short profile data comprising an identifier element and being associated with long profile data of the user in a database on a... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c. David A. Rose
20080177759 - System and method for context-based traversal of document object model descriptions: The subject application is directed to a system and method for context-based traversal of document object model descriptions. Electronic document data is first stored as a document object model description. An access request is then received from one or more unique associated applications, which reflects a request by an application... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20080177767 - Two-level structured overlay design for cluster management in a peer-to-peer network: A method and system for designing file replication schemes in file sharing systems consider node storage constraints and node up/down statistics, file storage costs, and file transfer costs among the nodes, user request rates for the files, and user specified file availability requirements. Based on these considerations, a systematic method... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20080177769 - Method and apparatus for simplifying the decoding of data: The various methods and devices described herein relate to devices which, in at least certain embodiments, may include a method of decoding data or a data stream in a file, which may include checking for a first data portion of a plurality of data portions in the file, the first... Agent: Apple Computer, Inc./blakely
20080177770 - System and method for optimizing distributed and hybrid queries in imperfect environments: Method, system, and program product for configuring and using a federated database and data structure management system with error prone data. The design of the metadata and queries includes the steps of first determining schema and metadata configurations of the data source servers. The next step is enumerating available resources,... Agent: Richard M. Goldman
20080177776 - Animation object shell system and method: A method and computer program product for storing a plurality of animation object shells in a data repository. Each of the plurality of animation object shells includes at least one data object, and two or more discrete animation sequences for applying to at least a portion of the at least... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20080177773 - Customized media selection using degrees of separation techniques: A method and interface for providing media content to users across a network. The method includes the steps of presenting a media interface to the user that indicates the content provider for the media receiver and buffering adjacent content providers to allow the user to change providers without any delays.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.c.
20080177777 - Database management method, program thereof and database management apparatus: Upon receiving XML data input, a database management system calculates a processing cost for reflecting the XML data to an index. If the calculated processing cost exceeds a predetermined threshold, the database management system stores structure analysis information concerning the XML data in a structure analysis information storage area. When... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080177775 - File processing apparatus, file processing method, program and recording medium: The index file is recorded in a recording medium 2 with content files. The index file is generated based on attribute information of content files and folders including the content files. Content files and folders form a hierarchical structure in which the folders are in an upper hierarchy. In the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20080177781 - Media rating: A method and system for rating media. The media is one or a combination of audio, video and textual data. The media rating method comprises surveying at least a portion of media data received from a device and detecting generation of rating data, the rating data for appraising the media... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c. David A. Rose
20080177782 - Method and system for facilitating the production of documents: Comparison of versions of a document reveals both their descent tree and the details of their differences. The descent tree directs the attention of a collaborative author to particular versions and permits leaving the rest in an archive, while appropriate display of the detailed differences simplifies the multi-source editing process.... Agent: Albihns Stockholm Ab
20080177771 - Method and system for multi-location collaboration: Disclosed are a method and system of conducting multi-location collaboration. The method comprises the steps of establishing a collaboration session among the multiple remote users, each of the users having a respective white board; and during the collaboration session, said multiple users exchanging audio, video, text and graphics among the... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.c.
20080177778 - Presentation of media segments: An aspect of the present invention relates to tracking a computer user's behavior and providing related visual media segments with a graphical user interface. In embodiments, the visual media segments are slide-in visual media segments and the user has preemptive control over certain aspects of the visual media segments.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080177779 - Presentation of media segments: An aspect of the present invention relates to tracking a computer user's behavior and providing related visual media segments with a graphical user interface. In embodiments, the visual media segments are slide-in visual media segments and the user has preemptive control over certain aspects of the visual media segments.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080177772 - Smart identifiers: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for providing unique smart identifiers for entities of various entity types, such as documents or portions thereof. Each smart identifier comprises one or more data values provided by a requester of the smart identifier, or data values derived there from. The... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.c. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080177783 - System and program product for providing high performance data lookup: Under the present invention, index keys are generated for a set of documents. This is typically accomplished by examining the set of documents, and connecting data values extracted from the set of documents to yield the index keys. Once the index keys are generated, an index view will be generated... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20080177774 - Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for displaying user-selection controls associated with clusters on a gui: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for displaying user-selection controls associated with clusters on a GUI are provided. One exemplary method includes automatically generating a first table having URLs associated with websites accessed by at least one user over a time interval and content information associated with the URLs. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth
20080177780 - Wireless sharing of audio files and selected information: A media data tagging method. The media data includes one or a combination of audio, video and textual data. The method includes surveying at least a portion of media data received by a device, the media data having metadata associated therewith. The surveying process is preferably performed during playback of... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c. David A. Rose
20080177784 - Java date class objects: A method and a computer program product for storing a specific instant in time as a java.util.Date object are provided. The method and the computer program product provide for defining a first enhanced class that extends java.sql.Date, defining a second enhanced class that extends java.sql.Time, defining a third enhanced class... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080177785 - System, and program product for rebasing an application: System, and program product for rebasing an application. The application is analyzed to identify the database components that require remapping to a new database. These components are remapped to utilize the new database and/or a new interface layer that utilizes the new database. The components can be remapped by rewriting... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20080177795 - Computer program product and system for delivering a technical framework: An Enterprise Service Delivery Technical Architecture includes a Technical Model, and a Technical Delivery Framework, and is designed to facilitate the development of complete enterprise service management solutions. The use of the Enterprise Service Delivery Technical Architecture as the framework for an enterprise systems management technical solution results in solution... Agent: Ibm Corp (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.c.
20080177790 - Distributed records management system: A novel records management system for managing the records of an organization at least includes: a central records policy manager which provide access to organization documents; a plurality of local records policy managers which provide access to organization documents; a network adapted to couple the local records policy managers, and... Agent: Gregory P. Gadson, Esq.
20080177787 - Facilitation of electronic prescription requests: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for facilitating electronic requests for prescriptions among healthcare providers and pharmacies. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.c. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080177791 - Method and system for auditing processes and projects for process improvement: Systems and methods for auditing knowledge-based projects or methods wherein the users participate in and contribute to generating an automatically updating community data set for obtaining information for evaluating and comparing a target project to best practices and relevant comparables from within the community data to audit likelihood of success... Agent: Triangle Patents, P.l.l.c.
20080177786 - Method for the semi-automatic editing of timed and annotated data: The present invention relates to methods for editing timed and annotated data, the method comprising the steps of acquiring a multimedia data stream, segmenting the multimedia stream into respective audio/video audio data streams, wherein the playback times of the audio/video data streams are synchronized. Playback time annotation indicators are associated... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20080177792 - Method of enabling entry of data into a computer system via a printed form: A method of enabling entry of data into a computer system via a printed form is provided. The method comprises the steps of: (i) providing the printed form, the form containing human-readable information and machine-readable coded data, the coded data being indicative of an identity of the form and of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20080177789 - Methods and apparatus for clinical data compression: A method for compressing clinical data includes monitoring a clinical parameter of a patient using a digital electronic monitoring device, wherein the clinical parameter is a function of time. A processor is utilized to locate exceptional values of the clinical parameter in accordance with predetermined criteria. The method further includes... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (12553 - 1000)
20080177794 - Street quality assessment method and system: A computer-implemented method and system for providing an assessment of the quality or desirability of a street includes determining a plurality of assessment parameters, each parameter being associated with one or more characteristics which influence an overall perceived quality of a street. The method enables a user to select a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20080177788 - System and method for generating a product order from a product sample: A product order is automatically generated from a product sample by an indication made at the product sample. For example, configuration information of an information handling system is communicated through a network to an order engine that applies the configuration information to generate an order for a similarly-configured information handling... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20080177793 - System and method for using known path data in delivering enhanced multimedia content to mobile devices: An authoring tool supporting the creation, editing and use of a “Mobile Media Documentary” (MMD) is discussed. An MMD is an interactive tour of physical and virtual locations that is accompanied by multimedia content mapped to spatial data for a known path. The multimedia content includes character-driven audio narrative supplemented... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080177799 - Document integrity verification: A system and method enable reliable tamper detection for printed documents. Embodiments determine whether tampering has occurred and, if detected, isolate it to a specific section, such as a single page of a multi-page document. Embodiments render classes of documents tamper evident with cryptographic level security, where such security was... Agent: Kelce Wilson
20080177796 - Method of distributing contact information to merchant websites: A method of distributing contact information to a merchant website includes maintaining a plurality of contact records containing a plurality of fields. A merchant website form is populated with the fields from one or more of the contact records.... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080177797 - Method of updating contact information on merchant websites: A method of updating contact information on merchant websites includes maintaining a plurality of contact records containing a plurality of fields. The contact records and corresponding fields are distributed to a merchant website. The information located at the merchant website is automatically updated when an updated contact record becomes available.... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080177798 - System and method for providing database utilities for mainframe operated databases: A system and method for performing database utilities on a database. The system may include a mainframe computer that includes a storage unit and at least one database stored on the storage unit. A processing unit may be configured to receive and schedule jobs submitted for execution. An electronic display... Agent: Patton Boggs, LLP
20080177800 - Synchronizing undo/redo operations between different document views: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for synchronizing undo/redo operations between different document views. A unified undo stack uniformly stores undo operations and information for multiple views of a document. When a change in first view is detected, the first view submits an undo unit... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080177801 - Apparatus, system, and method for volume-level restoration of cluster server data: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for restoring cluster server data at a volume level. A setup module opens at least one source volume of a cluster server for a volume-level restore, flushes each buffer for the at least one source volume, closes the at least one source volume,... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080177803 - Log driven storage controller with network persistent memory: A method of updating database volumes by writing database updates to a smart storage controller, and having the smart storage controller generate the log update records for updating local and remote log volumes, and data volumes.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080177802 - Securely deleting data in a transactionally consistent manner: A process is disclosed by which data is securely deleted in a transactionally consistent manner. This may be accomplished by committing a preparation transaction for a data object within a system managing the data object in order to return the system to an initial condition if necessary, attempting to commit... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP- Ibm
20080177804 - System and method for recovering databases on a mainframe computer: A system and method for performing database recovery operations. A mainframe computer may include multiple databases stored on a storage unit. A processing unit may be configured to receive and schedule jobs submitted for execution. An electronic display may be in communication with the processing unit. A software program may... Agent: Patton Boggs, LLP
20080177805 - Information management: A method for information management comprises monitoring output from an application to an operating system, wherein the output is monitored substantially continuously; determining if a policy applies to data associated with the output; and executing the policy if the policy applies.... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20080177807 - Backing-up and restoring files including files referenced with multiple file names: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for backing-up and restoring files including files referenced with multiple file names. Files to backup are determined. A determination is made from the files to backup files referenced with multiple names. An entry is created for each file to backup in... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20080177808 - Method and system for enhanced imaging workflow: A method of image management is presented. The method includes selecting one or more objects from an object listing for deletion, where the one or more objects comprise an archived object, an unarchived object, or both. Further, the method includes determining archival status of the one or more selected objects,... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20080177806 - Method and system for transparent backup to a hierarchical storage system: A method and system are disclosed for transparent backup to a hierarchical storage system. A data management application requests a backup operation, communicating the request using the Network Data Management Protocol with a tape server and a data server. The tape server generates a unique identifier for the data set.... Agent: Brian C. Kunzler Kunzler And Associates
20080177809 - Storage control device to backup data stored in virtual volume: A storage control device uses write management information that manages locations of the occurrence of writing in one or more first storage devices in order to specify one or more locations where writing has occurred, and backs up one or more data elements stored in one or more specified locations... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20080177810 - Qos-enabled lifecycle management for file systems: In an exemplary aspect of the invention, a method is disclosed for lifecycle management for file systems. The method comprises the following steps. At least one storage container adapted to support a file system is allocated. The at least one storage container and the file system are associated with a... Agent: Harrington & Smith, Pc
20080177811 - Method and system for policy-based secure destruction of data: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for policy-based secure destruction of data. The method for policy-based secure destruction of data is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes storing a data destruction policy, wherein the data destruction policy defines at least one predetermined data destruction parameter. The method may... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie07/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged by category listing
20080172354 - Apparatus, system, and method for performing fast approximate computation of statistics on query expressions: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for performing fast approximate computation of statistics on query expressions in order to improve query optimization within a database management system by accurately and quickly estimating the sizes of intermediate query results. This is accomplished by analyzing a query for join instruction and... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080172355 - Load shedding in continual query systems: A system and method for processing continual queries includes partitioning an entire monitoring area into regions of different size based upon node and query densities, and deciding an amount of information updates to be received from nodes in the regions based upon load conditions in each region. Information updates are... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20080172357 - Location in search queries: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a search query from a remote device, determining if the search query includes location-related information, and if the search query includes location-related information, generating a first result set based on the search query and the location-related information, and if the search query does not include... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080172358 - Method and assembly for creating a document: In a method or system for generation of a document, at least personal data and a characteristic value are stored in at least one data bank, at least the characteristic value being associated with the personal data. Document data are selected dependent on the stored characteristic value, at least a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080172356 - Progressive parametric query optimization: A system and method that facilitates and effectuates database query optimization, comprising a progressive optimization component that receives a query and associated parametric values, and based at least in part on the received query, the progressive optimization component determines whether or not the query has been submitted in the past.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080172361 - Automated mobile communications: An “Automatic Communicator” provides automated communications services between portable electronic devices (such as, for example, cell phones, PDA's, media players, portable computers, etc.) to facilitate information transfer and matching services while minimizing or eliminating the need for human involvement in responding to queries from one electronic device to another. Such... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20080172363 - Characteristic tagging: Embodiments are provided to enable a user to easily and conveniently assign, share, and/or locate characteristic and other information associated with others. In an embodiment, a user can assign, share, and use one or more characterizing tags. A user can use the one or more characterizing tags to characterize a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080172364 - Context based search and document retrieval: A context based search and document retrieval application is disclosed. The application uses context data that is generated by a document analysis component based upon context information from various sources, including for example, document collections available on the world wide web. The context data is provided to a search query... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20080172359 - Method and apparatus for providing contextual support to a monitored communication: A system  includes a database  to store a user profile for a user . The user profile contains user-specific information. An intelligent agent  monitors a conversation involving the user for at least one keyword. In response to detecting the at least one keyword, the intelligent agent: (a)... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20080172362 - Providing relevance-ordered categories of information: A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a remote device a search query, generating a plurality of different category-directed result sets for the search query, determining an order for the plurality of category-directed result sets based on the search query, and transmitting the plurality of category-directed result... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080172366 - Query interface to policy server: A scalable access filter that is used together with others like it in a virtual private network to control access by users at clients in the network to information resources provided by servers in the network. Each access filter use a local copy of an access control data base (3845)... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080172368 - Query routing: A search query is submitted to one or more information sources associated with a category of the query. The category of the query is indicated by a query ontology that relates queries to query categories. The information sources represent information sources from which a high percentage of search results for... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080172360 - Querying data and an associated ontology in a database management system: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for querying data in a database. An ontology is associated with the data in the database. A query containing a query predicate is received. The query predicate is expanded using implications from the ontology to form a modified query. The modified query is... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080172367 - Search method, apparatus and program: A search method and apparatus which searches for a store handling commodities including receiving a search keyword relating to a targeted commodity, as a condition, searching, based on the search keyword relating to the targeted commodity, a stock database of each store, extracting information of each store having the targeted... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080172365 - Searching a database using a cellular telephone: Searching a database using an electronic device includes receiving a first text message from the electronic device, providing a first search query to the electronic device in response to the first text message, where first search query is incomplete, receiving a second text message from the electronic device, where the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080172369 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for intelligent open query cursor management: An enhanced mechanism for intelligently managing an open query cursor built from a query access plan (AP) by a query optimizer of a database management system (DBMS). In an embodiment, a cursor management system (CMS) detects whether an open query cursor was previously requested for use within another job. If... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20080172377 - Efficient paging of search query results: Methods and computer-readable media provide for efficient paging of search results in accordance with the access rights of a user. According to various implementations, a request for a search query results in a calculated number of search results being retrieved and analyzed for user access rights. As documents having user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080172372 - Expandable homepage modules: A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a command generated by selection of a control on a web page displayed on a user device, identifying a registered account associated with the user device, and adding display content associated with the control to a personalized page associated with the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080172376 - Indexing and ranking processes for directory assistance services: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for providing a directory assistance service. The method includes generating an indexing file that is a representation of information associated with a collection of listings stored in an index. The indexing file is utilized as a basis for ranking listings in an index based on... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080172381 - Method and system for connecting service providers with service requestors: A system and method for connecting service providers with service requesters within a social network. The system and method may operate even if the service requestor does not provide any compensation and is not subject to any obligation in return for the service provided by the at least one service... Agent: King & Spalding
20080172371 - Methods and computer program product for searching and providing access to web-searchable documents based on keyword analysis: Web-searchable documents are made accessible to user based on user relations to the document owner. In response to an Internet search query from a user including at least one search term, a document in a search index of documents is analyzed. Keywords within the document are assigned group priority ratings.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division
20080172378 - Paraphrasing the web by search-based data collection: String-oriented web queries are utilized as a tool to examine the fabric of how words, phrases and/or n-grams alternate in a language. This fabric is exploited in order to build up a matrix of semantically equivalent pieces of language. In one embodiment, the Distributional Hypothesis is utilized, along with strategies... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080172374 - Presentation of local results: A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes receiving from a remote device a search query, generating a local result set and one or more non-local result sets for the search query, determining a display location for the local result set relative to the non-local result set based on a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080172370 - Providing virtual really simple syndication (rss) feeds: A system, method, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing virtual RSS feeds to requesting users. In one aspect, an embodiment of the method may include receiving a search query for one or more virtual Really Simple Syndication Feeds. The method further includes comparing a keyword to a database of... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080172375 - Ranking items by optimizing ranking cost function: A dependency structure is used to divide samples corresponding to items to be ranked into leaf nodes, based on the rank of the items. The dependency structure is trained by splitting or merging training data received at given nodes based on selected features and selected thresholds for those features. A... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080172379 - Recording medium storing a design support program, design support method, and design support apparatus: A design support apparatus extracts feature data corresponding to design data to be searched upon receiving the design data to be searched. The apparatus checks the extracted feature data against the feature data associated with the feature associated information, ordering the design data associated with the feature associated information in... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080172373 - Synchronization of fixed and mobile data: A computer-implemented method for coordinating web-based content between networked computing devices is disclosed. The method includes associating an identifier with a first remote device without connecting the identifier to a registered user account, receiving from the first remote device a request to modify a web page, receiving a log-in from... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080172386 - Automated dental identification system: The ADIS can be an automated identification system comprised of a search and retrieval stage based on potential similarities and a verification stage to match based upon the comparisons of dental images. A first embodiment is an automated dental identification system comprising establishing and enhancing raw subject dental records and... Agent: West Virginia University Research Corporation
20080172384 - Epipolar geometry-based motion estimation for multi-view image and video coding: Described is fast motion estimation based upon epipolar geometry, which can be used in compressing multi-view video. An epipolar line is computed based on a point (e.g., a centroid point) in a macroblock to be predicted, and a temporary starting point in an image is determined, such as a median... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080172385 - Programmable crossbar signal processor used in image processing: A method including storing two-dimensional binary data in the form of high or low resistance states into a crossbar array with a programmable material layer and transforming the two-dimensional binary data into one-dimensional analog data via the crossbar array.... Agent: Blaise Mouttet
20080172382 - Security component for use with an internet browser application and method and apparatus associated therewith: A security component for use with an Internet browser application which displays Internet resources in response to receiving resource locators specifying the Internet resources is disclosed. The security component comprises means for receiving a resource locator from the browser application and means for providing a security alert if the resource... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20080172383 - Systems and methods for annotation and sorting of surgical images: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an improved method for using an intraoperative imaging system. The method includes acquiring an image using an intraoperative imaging system, labeling the image by associating the image with a label, and storing the image and the label.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080172389 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program: An information processing apparatus is disclosed that includes a processor, a storage device, a display device that displays a list of files accessible by the processor which list is sorted using an item of attribute information of the files as a sort key, a storing unit that stores information pertaining... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080172388 - Method and related multimedia system of processing files stored in a multimedia server: A method of processing files stored in a multimedia server is disclosed. The method includes: a PC console acquiring the file information of the files stored in the multimedia server; the PC console analyzing the file information in the multimedia server and sorting the files stored in the multimedia server... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20080172387 - Speeding up traversal of a file system tree: A method for traversing a file system tree on a storage device includes obtaining a list of entries within a directory of the file system tree. The list of entries is sorted in order of the file locations on the storage device. The entries within the list of entries are... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk
20080172390 - Associating security trimmers with documents in an enterprise search system: Methods and computer-readable media are provided for associating security trimmers with documents in an enterprise search system. According to one method, a search index is maintained that includes one or more document identifiers corresponding to documents stored at back-end computing systems. Each document identifier in the search index is associated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080172391 - Multiple format file archiving in an online social community: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for archiving files in an online community. An example system includes a Community Website hosted on at least one Hosting Server; a Forum accessible to a plurality of Members via said Community Website, said Forum capable of being written to and read... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.
20080172394 - Apparatus and method for simplifying service interface to access web service: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus, which simplifies the service interface to access web service. The apparatus comprises a service interface and a conversion and interpretation unit. The service interface further includes an upload element, a download element and a command element. With such a conversion and... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080172395 - Image forming apparatus, and host device and direct-print control method of host device: A host device includes an interface part to receive directly-printable file types from an image forming apparatus; and a controller to provide a popup menu to set a direct print option, if a file corresponding to the received file types is selected from among previously stored files. Accordingly, whether or... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20080172392 - Method, system, and computer program product for data upload in a computing system: A method, system, and computer program product for simultaneous multi-channel upload of a file to one or more servers while ensuring data integrity. A validation scheme employs hashes to allow segments of the data file to be separately validated. Thus, if the upload process is interrupted or otherwise corrupted, segments... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20080172396 - Retrieving dated content from a website: Retrieving dated content from a website including receiving a URL for dated content with a date field; inserting the current date in the date field; and retrieving the dated content with the URL bearing the current date in its date field. In some embodiments, date field bears an encoded date... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20080172393 - System and method for public access and control of mls data: A system that allows unlicensed and/or non-members of the local MLS to remotely submit listing data to the data entry side of the local MLS(s). Members, through a Remote Internet Database Manager (RIDM), can add and modify listings in the Local MLS Database. An exporter module distributes data contained in... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20080172401 - Document processing system and computer readable medium: A document processing system includes: an activity storage; a business process narrative storage; a risk storage; a control storage; an information extracting unit; and a document preparing and outputting unit.... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20080172397 - File management method and information processing device: An information processing device that reads out and records data from and on an information recording medium includes a file system controller. File system control information is constructed in a system memory within the information processing device, and the file system controller unifies and controls a plurality of information recording... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20080172398 - Selection of processors for job scheduling using measured power consumption ratings: In a method of allocating a plurality of parts of a computational system to a computational job, a set of requirements necessary to execute the job is determined. A set of parts of the plurality of parts is assembled so that the set of parts is capable of meeting the... Agent: Robert R. Williams IBM Corporation
20080172399 - System and method for automatically organizing bookmarks through the use of tag data: The present invention is directed towards systems and method for organization of bookmarks. The method according to one embodiment comprises retrieving one or more bookmarks associated with one or more content items, a given bookmark generated by a user of a client device and identifying one or more tags associated... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20080172400 - Techniques to manage an entity model: Techniques to manage an entity model are described. An apparatus comprises an entity model manager to load at least one input model representing a markup language document into a memory unit, generate an entity model document object model comprising artifacts from the input model, and generate an output model using... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080172402 - Method of indexed storage and retrieval of multidimensional information: 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: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20080172408 - Converting recursive hierarchical data to relational data: A system and method of converting a recursive XML document into a relational schema comprises providing a recursive XML document; parsing an external mapping script specifying a mapping from the recursive XML document to a relational table format; building a recursive shredding tree based on the external mapping script and... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20080172403 - Hardware and software identifier categorization and review: A method for updating a catalog of hardware device and software object identifiers by identifying unknown identifiers and categorizing each of the unknown identifiers. The method further provides the categorized identifiers to a community of users for review and receives comments from the community of users on the provided categorization.... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20080172404 - Method and apparatus for bookmarking uniform resource identifiers that are subject to redirection: A system, method and computer program product that enables retrieval of a web page that was previously retrieved by a browser device as a result of issuing an HTTP request with a given request URI that resulted in a redirection response from a server device. The system implements the use... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20080172405 - Method and system to process multi-dimensional data: An example method to process multi-dimensional data is provided. Example operations include detecting a request to generate a multi-dimensional data structure and determining that the multi-dimensional data structure is to include a multi-dimensional key figure. A first dimension of the key figure may be based primarily on a first characteristic... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20080172406 - Preference data generation device, content display device, preference data generation method and recording medium: There is provided a preference data generation device for generating preference data of a viewer pertinent to content to be displayed in a content display screen area that is one of a plurality of screen areas displayed on a display unit in an information processing system apparatus provided with the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080172407 - System and method for providing a networked viral family tree: A system and method for a networked viral family tree are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method, comprises receiving a first profile from a first client. The first profile includes a first e-mail address. A second e-mail address is received from the first client. The second e-mail address... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20080172409 - Customized reporting and mining of event data: Event data (e.g., log messages) are represented as sets of attribute/value pairs. An index maps each attribute/value pair or attribute/value tuple to a pointer that points to event data which contains the attribute/value pair or attribute/value tuple. An attribute co-occurrence map or matrix can be generated that includes attribute names... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080172410 - Image display controlling apparatus, image display controlling method, and program: An image display controlling apparatus, including an image-data maintaining section for maintaining a plurality of image data, a link management section for managing a link representing a parent-child relationship of parent image data and child image data between two image data in the plurality of image data, an operation receiving... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20080172411 - Object data processing method and apparatus: An apparatus that process an object data that exists in a network searches within the network for a second object data that corresponds to a first object data and to which a predetermined data has been added, and changes or deletes the second object data in response to a change... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080172416 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for editing digital contents: A digital content editing apparatus determines a consistency between elements of condition information that define the same kind of usage rights among usage rights of digital contents, and detects condition information including an inconsistency as inconsistent condition information. The apparatus further determines a consistency in the elements of condition information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080172417 - Automatic monitoring and control of fill levels: An inventory management system automatic monitors and control of fill levels or pressure states. The inventory management system supports bidirectional communication between the individual field devices and a central system. The bidirectional communication takes place using a web client by way of a communications network (e.g., the Internet) so that... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20080172414 - Business objects as a service: Hosted business service applications are provided enabling users to download and run plug-in modules associated with scorecard operations. Plug-in modules are launched from context-based links provided by the service or by third parties providing users the ability to work with the hosted application with a substantially same responsiveness and reliability... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080172412 - Content monitoring in a high volume on-line community application: Disclosed are embodiments a system and method for managing an on-line community. Electronic postings are pre-screened based on one or more metrics to determine a risk value indicative of the likelihood that an individual posting contains objectionable content. These metrics are based on the profile of a poster, including various... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20080172418 - Method and system of compiling and distributing property listing data: An embodiment of the present invention is a method of compiling and distributing property listing data. The method includes obtaining regional real estate listings, compiling the regional real estate listings to create an aggregate listing database, and assigning real estate brokers to specific real estate listings within the aggregate listing... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20080172413 - Mobile multimedia content distribution and access: A method for distributing and accessing multimedia content by a portable electronic device comprising a list of metatags hyperlinking multimedia content associated with the metatags is disclosed. A user can select a metatag and a list of multimedia content associated with the selected metatag is displayed. A thumbnail and relevant... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20080172415 - System and method of matching candidates and employers: The system and method of matching candidates and employers provides a user interface that requires job candidates to enter profile data to a database. The system imposes on the candidate, skills data entry and ranking from predefined lists of technical skills and soft skills. A background check authorization option is... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20080172419 - Managing events in a computing environment: The claimed invention provides a method for managing response time in a database system. The method includes monitoring a plurality of events that impact on the operation of the database system, identifying at least one event that impacts on at least one of the performance and availability of the database,... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080172421 - Automated client recovery and service ticketing: Automated client recovery and service ticketing may be provided. Client computers in a lab environment that become disconnected from a client management system may be recovered using an automated client recovery. Computers in a computer lab may be monitored to determine if a computer becomes disconnected from the client management... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080172422 - Method and system for retrieving advertisement information: Method and system for retrieving advertisement information. Information characterizing a user's past search behavior is utilized in creating index data that associate individual users to advertisements. When a search request from a user is received, the index data are utilized to identify one or more advertisements with respect to the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080172420 - Scoring computer file health: A method, system and computer-readable medium are presented for scoring the health of a database file. In a preferred embodiment, the method includes the steps of: retrieving a plurality of file attributes from a file in a database; determining if at least one of the file attributes is damaged; and... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080172423 - Hsm control program, hsm control apparatus, and hsm control method: An HSM program allows a computer to execute control for an HSM apparatus. The program allows the computer to execute: an event data recording step that records a file operation for the primary storage or archive state change as event data; a namespace replication step that generates a namespace replication... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080172424 - Database management system for controlling power consumption of storage system: When performing access relating to a first type storage device among a plurality of storage devices in the storage system, the database management system specifies a second type storage device that stores a backup of data that are stored in the first type storage device if an error relating to... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20080172429 - Distributed database system providing data and space management methodology: A distributed database system providing data and space management methodology. In one embodiment a system for allocating resources amongst a plurality of database servers sharing resources comprises: an input module for receiving user input for allocating resources shared amongst a plurality of database servers and establishing thresholds for utilization of... Agent: John A. Smart
20080172425 - Fat directory structure for use in transaction safe file system: Directories in a file system are defined with a dummy cluster in a file allocation table as the initial entry. Subsequent clusters in a directory's definition may define any data for the directory that can be changed in a transaction-safe mode. A directory may be modified in a transaction-safe mode... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080172427 - Host device and memory system: A memory system includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory and a controller which controls the semiconductor memory, the memory system being inserted into the host device. The host device further includes a file management system which allocates a cluster defined in a FAT file system to write data and manages the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080172426 - Storage system format for transaction safe file system: A transaction safe file system uses two sets of file allocation tables and bitmap images to perform file modifications on one of the sets while the other set remains a last known good set. After a modification is complete, a pointer is changed to the newly modified set, and the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080172428 - System and method for worm data storage: A system and method for Write Once, Read Many (WORM) compliant storage is disclosed. A storage administrator in user space is employed as an interface between the kernel space WORM VFS and the user applications. The storage administrator accesses the WORM VFS through the operating system's Virtual File System. The... Agent: Terry L Stokes
20080172430 - Fragmentation compression management: A method of managing data fragments on computer readable storage media includes identifying an identical data segment within both of first and second data files, establishing a single instance of the identical data segment as a shared data fragment, modifying file headers associated with the first and second data files... Agent: Ibm Corporation (ss/roc) C/o Streets & Steele
20080172432 - Methods of managing data objects: There is described a method of managing data objects in a portable device (20) which is operable to be periodically synchronized to a host device (10). The method comprises steps of: (a) establishing a database for storing a record of the data objects and associated numbers of times said data... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080172431 - Optimized garbage collection techniques: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing optimized garbage collection. A garbage collector is provided for managing a garbage collection process. An optimized garbage collection feature is provided that allows the garbage collection process to be suggested. When the optimized garbage collection feature is invoked at a particular moment,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation07/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged by category listing
20080168024 - Document mangement system, method of document management and computer readable medium: A document management system comprises a first functionality operable to cause a first file to be created, a second functionality operable to cause an image to be printed comprising identification information, and a third functionality operable to cause a link to be created to said file, said link arranged to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20080168023 - Web surfing enhancer: The invention is a method for collecting web browsing and search data for comparison to other users and to provide customized recommendations back to the registered user. Users will receive suggestions through either their email address or a login process on a web site. While the present process has been... Agent: Roy Stephens
20080168029 - Extensible file system: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080168026 - Intelligent method for resolving ambiguity in identical addresses in email: An email content management method, system and program are provided for mapping subsets of electronic mail (email) message content sent to one or more recipients with the same or similar names. Subsets of email message content are accentuated and designated for a predetermined recipient. Coordinates of the accentuated content are... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin
20080168025 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for reducing database workload volume: Methods, systems and computer program products for reducing database workload volume. Methods include collecting a sequence of database commands directed to a single database record in a database. The sequence of database commands are reduced to a net result by combining database commands within the sequence of database commands. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20080168027 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080168028 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080168033 - Employing mobile location to refine searches: A system and method are directed towards refining mobile device search results using location modifiers. Information about a mobile device user may be collected, including a current location, a default location, information from address books, or other social networking information. The user may input a search query that is parsed... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20080168037 - Integrating enterprise search systems with custom access control application programming interfaces: Methods and computer-readable media are provided herein for integrating enterprise search systems with proprietary back-end content store access control APIs. A declarative metadata model is utilized to create and store data defining a custom API exposed by a back-end content store for retrieving access rights for documents stored therein. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080168032 - Keyword-based content suggestions: A system and related methods suggest content based on user input and another metric. In one implementation, web-sites are suggested to advertisers in response to keyword input and by factoring in how often such web-sites were selected or “clicked on” as a result of corresponding search queries. Search logs are... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080168031 - Method and system for ascertaining whether multiple radios are associated with a single wireless device: A computer-based method and system for ascertaining whether multiple radios available for connection to a mobile computing device are associated with a single wireless device comprise the steps of: using the mobile computing device to receive data from a radio of a wireless device; querying a database to ascertain whether... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC
20080168030 - Method and system for identifying and selecting a wireless device or network for connection: A computer-based method and system for identifying and selecting a wireless device for connection comprises the steps of: using a computing device to receive data identifying each wireless device available for connection to the computing device in a given location; querying a database for information about each wireless device identified... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC
20080168040 - Method and system for promotion of a search service: A method and system for viral marketing is described. Using the method and system, recruiters may be associated with recruits. Recruiters may be compensated based on activities of recruits. The traceability of a recruit to a recruiter permits analysis of efficacy of the recruiter and recruitment techniques employed. The improved... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080168034 - Multi function peripheral apparatus, user terminal, system, searching method for the multi function peripheral apparatus and computer program: In a multi function peripheral apparatus of the present invention, a search request receiving unit receives from a network a user identifier and a search request containing type of one of plural functions, and a user management information holding unit holds user management information data in which information related to... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080168039 - Multi-prefix interactive mobile search: A system and a method are disclosed for multi-prefix, interactive search capability on a mobile communications device. A keystroke is input into a search query field of a landing page and a multi-prefix search is performed. The landing page is refreshed to display the results. The landing page displays a... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20080168038 - Navigation system with data objects for use in integrating map data from multiple sources: A method and system for creating and/or using a universal location referencing object (ULRO) with electronic files including electronic maps. ULROs establish traversable links between a file-of-reference and third-party-files. In accordance with an embodiment, the ULRO comprises a universal location referencing code uniquely corresponding to the location, together with several... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080168041 - System and method for focused re-crawling of web sites: A method (100) of crawling the Web (620) is disclosed. The method (100) crawls (120) Web pages on the Web starting from a given (110) set of seed Universal Resource Locators (URLs). Crawled Web pages are partitioned (140) into sets of relevant and irrelevant pages. A set of exclusion and/or... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20080168036 - System and method for locating and extracting tabular data: A method for searching computer data to obtain tabular data includes selecting a data node and obtaining the data content of the node. Possible tabular data contained within the data content is identified. The possible tabular data is analyzed to recognize tabular data.... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080168035 - System for searching network accessible data sets: The subject invention is a search software module that allows the user to create custom searches of theoretically any network accessible data set and to save and associate those searches with a unique Identifier for easy reference. The results of a saved search are referenced via the unique Identifier which... Agent: Keith D. Nowak
20080168042 - Generating summaries for query results based on field definitions: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for generating summaries for query results based on field definitions. The summaries are generated automatically according to specifications in the field definitions of the fields included in the query results. Each result field may include one or more summaries that are designed to summarize... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080168043 - System and method for optimizing query results in an abstract data environment: A method, system and article of manufacture for generating binary query results and, more particularly, for generating a binary result set from non-binary data. One embodiment comprises receiving a request for a binary result set for an object containing result fields, and operating on the object to generate the binary... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080168044 - System and method for providing performance statistics for application components: An application monitoring method and system. The method may comprise the steps of capturing raw performance data from one or more components of the application, converting the raw performance data of the one or more components to data records having a standard event data format, determining summary data for the... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20080168049 - Automatic acquisition of a parallel corpus from a network: Network pages are identified based on whether the pages include image alternative text that indicates that the network pages contain links to pages that are translations of each other. A plurality of pages and a plurality of respective uniform resource locators are downloaded from a server associated with the domain... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20080168052 - Clustered search processing: Methods and apparatus for searching data and grouping search results into clusters that are ordered according to search relevance. Each cluster comprises one or more data type, such as images, web pages, local information, news, advertisements, and the like. In one embodiment, a search term is evaluated for related concepts... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20080168045 - Content rank: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates generating a content rank that includes at least one quantitative measurement to ascertain the importance of a literary work and/or media. An interface component can receive data related to a query. A rank component can employ a content... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080168046 - Gap analysis system & methods: A system and methods for comparing differences and similarities of at least two models including generating corresponding metamodel maps, visual representation of the models, and conducting a series of phases of comparison of the models using a mapping index, wherein the mapping index includes the metamodel maps and the visual... Agent: Triangle Patents, P.l.l.c.
20080168057 - Method and system for reducing storage requirements of simulation data via keyword restrictions: Disclosed herein is a method of managing data results of simulation processing of a hardware description language (HDL) model based upon keywords. In accordance with the method, a restriction list associated with the HDL model is received. The HDL model has a maximum number of possible keyword/value pairs sets for... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080168053 - Method for improving quality of search results by avoiding indexing sections of pages: A method and apparatus for improving search results is provided. The method works by delineating sections of a document that are not relevant to the main content. The document content is subjected to ranking analysis in entirety. In response to a query results are recalled omitting terms included in the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080168056 - On-line iterative multistage search engine with text categorization and supervised learning: A system and method for performing a user supervised search which uses algorithm with parameters that are updated based on the review of the search results by the user.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20080168055 - Relevancy rating of tags: A content item may be associated with metadata comprising one or more tags. A user may indicate a relevance rating associated with a tag. The relevance rating may indicate whether the user feels the tag is relevant to a particular content item. Using a plurality of user-provided relevance ratings, a... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20080168047 - System and method for anonymous mail delivery services: A process for providing anonymous mail services including receiving mail to be delivered to a recipient, where the mail includes an identifier of the recipient and does not include an address or indicia of an address, looking up an address of the recipient using the identifier of the recipient, and... Agent: Patton Boggs, LLP
20080168054 - System and method for searching information and displaying search results: A method for searching information and displaying search results is disclosed. The method includes: receiving one or more keywords; obtaining search results according to the one or more keywords, the search results comprising one or more documents; confirming at least one cluster name according to the search results, and clustering... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080168058 - System for addressing inefficient query processing: A system for analyzing predicate usage and proposing solutions to improve query performance. The system comprises a system for collecting performance statistics for database queries; an aggregation system that organizes the performance statistics based on predicate combinations used in the database queries; and an evaluation system that compares the performances... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20080168051 - Systems and methods for sharing information: Techniques are provided for creating and sharing information about arbitrary documents. A primary document is selected and a document content identifier generated based on the content of the primary document. Additional information such as comments, additional documents, reviews and the like are created and/or selected from an information repository. The... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080168050 - Techniques using captured information: Techniques are provided utilizing captured information. The captured information includes at least one of audio and image information. In response to connecting a capture device including the captured information to another device, the captured information is downloaded to the other device, a text portion is formed corresponding to the captured... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080168048 - User content feeds from user storage devices to a public search engine: Allowing unhosted user content feeds to a public search engine, such as a web search engine, involves a user easily identifying a file as a file the user wants to share with others by, for example, storing the file in a particular directory folder on the user's device. Once identified,... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080168060 - Computer program product and system for merging topically related e-mail in a collaborative work environment: A mechanism is presented for merging e-mail messages into a collated file. An e-mail message and its associated responses may be accessed and collated based on a selected pattern for responses. The set of e-mails may be collated into a single document with the responses associated with the particular message... Agent: Ibm Corp (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20080168059 - Method, apparatus and computer program for information retrieval: A query building module 6 includes a query DB 61 for managing a query vector of a piece of music, which matches a user preference, a similarity calculating unit 62 for calculating a similarity between the query vectors, which are registered in the query DB 61, a query vector integrating... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080168061 - Co-clustering objects of heterogeneous types: A method and system for high-order co-clustering of objects of heterogeneous types is provided. A clustering system co-clusters objects of heterogeneous types based on joint distributions for objects of non-central types and objects of a central type. The clustering system uses an iterative approach to co-clustering the objects of the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080168063 - Automated organizational role modeling for role based access controls: Generally speaking, systems, methods and media for automatically generating a role based access control model (RBAC) for an organizational environment with a role based access control system such as a hierarchical RBAC (HRBAC) system are disclosed. Embodiments may include a method for generating an RBAC model. Embodiments of the method... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20080168062 - Real time privilege management: A method is described for managing a generally automated, multilevel process for verifying both an already identified document type and the identity of a person presenting the document. A plurality of levels of document and identity verification checking steps are performed in real time. Each level of verification checking consists... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group
20080168064 - Systems and methods of handling overflow storage: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing incoming messages associated with a user. One exemplary method includes receiving an incoming message for a user account, determining whether at least one messaging impairment associated with the user account is present, storing the received message into a first storage location associated with... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP/ At&t Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080168067 - Management of user interface elements: A first set of data includes a plurality of presentation elements. A second set of data includes metadata concerning the presentation elements, the metadata including at least a hash value related to each of the presentation elements and a location of each of the presentation elements. An element management subsystem... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080168068 - Methods and systems for a geographically defined communication platform: Methods and systems are described for a geographically defined platform. In one embodiment, a block is divided into one or more partitioned blocks comprising geographically proximate street addresses. Residents whose street addresses are located within the same partitioned block may contribute and view resident-generated content through a spatial platform. Further,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080168066 - Resource data configuration for media content access systems and methods: In one of many possible implementations, a system includes a content delivery subsystem providing online resource data and programming data associated with media content. The system further includes a content processing subsystem configured to communicate with the content delivery subsystem via a network. The content processing subsystem is configured to... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080168065 - System and method for universal web-history service in single or collaborative environments: In an embodiment of the present invention a web collaboration tool is utilized for collecting references to the web pages visited by a user and displaying a visual indication of the visited pages in the browser when another user or group member views a previously visited page. The present invention... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20080168074 - Data transfer device, data transfer method, and data transfer program: A data transfer system is provided that, even in cases when the demands of the user are not concretely determined, can select the appropriate transferee for processing those demands. The data transfer system (103) comprises: a category information database (105) configured to link and store category items for classifying hierarchically... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20080168070 - Method and apparatus for classifying multimedia artifacts using ontology selection and semantic classification: A method and apparatus is provided for automatically classifying a multimedia artifact based on scoring, and selecting the appropriate set of ontologies from among all possible sets of ontologies, preferably using a recursive routing selection technique. The semantic tagging of the multimedia artifact is enhanced by applying only classifiers from... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080168069 - Method and apparatus for storing and accessing data records on solid state disks: A computer implemented method, computer program product and data processing system, for optimizing a layout of a relational database on a solid state disk. The optimized layout comprises forming a plurality of column to disk block assignments, wherein each disk block is assigned substantially the same amount of column data.... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080168075 - Portable information terminal capable of entering thereinto plurality of character types, record medium recording control program, and method for character entry processing: A portable information terminal causes a display unit to display a first region that corresponds to an entry standby display in a character entry state of a first character type via a first operation key, and a second region that corresponds to a display for character entry in a character... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080168073 - Providing annotations of a digital work: A digital work may be annotated using an eBook reader device. Upon receiving an annotation relating to a specific portion of the digital work, an invariant location reference identifier corresponding to the specified portion of the digital work may be appended to the annotation. The annotation may then be stored... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080168071 - Storing data in predicted formats: In an embodiment, a request is received that includes data and a specification of a store operation, a key, and a local database. A predicted format for the data is determined based on a type of the requester and whether the local database is a primary database or a replica... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20080168072 - Synchronization methods and systems: Synchronization architectures, methods, systems, and computer readable media are described. One exemplary embodiment includes a first software component which is configured to cause retrieval and storage of structured data for a first data class from a first store of the structured data on a device, such as a first data... Agent: Apple Computer, Inc./blakely
20080168076 - Digital audio ripping device: A digital audio ripping device is proposed, which is designed for use to convert the digital audio data that are stored in a particular format on a storage medium, such as Audio CD files, into a standard computer multimedia format, such as the MP3 format, such that the user can... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20080168077 - Pre-loading of an in memory database: A method and apparatus for pre-loading an in memory database in a parallel computing system. A node manager uses empirical evidence gained from monitoring prior query execution times and patterns to determine how to effectively load the in memory database. The structure of the database may also be analyzed to... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080168086 - Content framework system: A content framework system. The content framework system comprises a content infrastructure, a content flow management system, and a content association system. The content infrastructure comprises content management system. Each of the content management systems comprises content. The content flow management system is for controlling a flow of each of... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080168084 - Contents reproduction apparatus, contents reproduction method, and contents reproduction program: The present invention provides a contents reproduction apparatus which includes a file identifier generation unit that generates file identifiers that uniquely determine a plurality of contents files respectively which are hierarchically stored in an external storage device, an identification information generation unit that generates identification information to identify the respective... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080168079 - Extending native data types: The functionality of a core application is extended using an add-on application (module) by extending native data types on the core application with custom data types and custom actions on the module. The module provides metadata associated with its custom data types and custom actions to the core application, which... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080168081 - Extensible schemas and party configurations for edi document generation or validation: Improved systems for EDI schema generation or EDI document formation are provided based on extensible EDI schema, enhancing design time tools. Automatic schema discovery is performed based on deployed schemas for transaction sets within an EDI document. Instance generation and validation are also customizable to synchronize with per party EDI... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080168082 - Method and apparatus for modelling data exchange in a data flow of an extract, transform, and load (etl) process: Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating code from a data flow associated with an extract, transform, and load (ETL) process. In one implementation, the method includes identifying a data exchange requirement between a first operator and a second operator in the data flow. The first operator is a... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080168085 - Method and system for capturing image of web site, managing information of web site, and providing image of web site: A website image capturing method includes the steps of: receiving at least one network address from a predetermined website information management system; accessing a website corresponding to the received at least one network address and determining whether a predetermined webpage error occurs in the website; generating image information through a... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20080168080 - Method and system for characterizing unknown annotator and its type system with respect to reference annotation types and associated reference taxonomy nodes: An unknown annotator and its annotation type system are compared against a reference annotation type system. The comparison is done by providing a plurality of documents, and annotating each document using the reference set of document annotators, producing instances of reference annotation types, to generate a pre-annotated reference document set,... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.
20080168078 - System and method for extracting user selected data from a database: A system and method are provided for extracting user selected data from a database. Configuration data is stored defining how a user selected data is to be extracted in response to a user request. A database query is generated from the user request using the configuration data and data extracted... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20080168083 - Taxonomy object modeling: A computer-readable storage medium having a data structure for representing a plurality of objects. The data structure includes a first data field storing data associated with a taxonomy type. The data structure also includes a second data field storing data associated with a reference to a model instance of an... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20080168088 - Method, system and computer-readable media for repairing data record corruption: A system and method for repairing software database corruption are provided. The corruption may be due to an object being associated with an invalid type number. The information of an object with invalid type can become effectively or actually beyond retrieval and the data may be lost. The invention uses... Agent: Patrick Reilly
20080168090 - System and method for creation of universal location reference objects: A method and system for creating and/or using a universal location referencing object (ULRO) with electronic files including electronic maps. ULROs establish traversable links between a file-of-reference and third-party-files. In accordance with an embodiment, the ULRO comprises a universal location referencing code uniquely corresponding to the location, together with several... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080168087 - System and method for managing location-independent objects: A system and method for creation, distribution, integration, and maintenance of visual objects across various locations independent of any underlying operating systems, applications, network locations, etc. In various embodiments, information can be easily communicated, distributed, shared, and updated among various containers (e.g., browsers, applications, desktops, mobile devices, etc.) through dynamically... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20080168089 - System and method for using a data object to link map data from disparate sources: A method and system for creating and/or using a universal location referencing object (ULRO) with electronic files including electronic maps. ULROs establish traversable links between a file-of-reference and third-party-files. In accordance with an embodiment, the ULRO comprises a universal location referencing code uniquely corresponding to the location, together with several... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080168094 - Data relay device, digital content reproduction device, data relay method, digital content reproduction method, program, and computer-readable recording medium: In a data relay device, an acquiring unit acquires, through a network, metadata concerning the playing of a digital content by a digital-content playing device, and a converting unit converts a description format of the acquired metadata into a description format that enables playing of the digital content by the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080168097 - Documentation of protocol orders: Computerized methods and systems for creating and documenting protocol orders in a molecular diagnostic laboratory environment are provided. Utilizing the methods and systems described herein, protocol statements may require values to be entered in association therewith prior to permitting access to subsequent protocol orders. Accordingly, more accurate test runs and,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department
20080168096 - Extracting business logic from the user interface of service and product oriented computerized systems: A system and method for extracting the business architecture and related logic of an organization according to the user interface of the organization's computerized systems. This is performed using the following process: The User Interface logic is mapped thoroughly using a crawler. The output of this process may be in... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20080168100 - Media foundation media processor: A system and method for a media processor separates the functions of topology creation and maintenance from the functions of processing data through a topology. The system includes a control layer including a topology generating element to generate a topology describing a set of input multimedia streams, one or more... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080168101 - Media foundation media processor: A system and method for a media processor separates the functions of topology creation and maintenance from the functions of processing data through a topology. The system includes a control layer including a topology generating element to generate a topology describing a set of input multimedia streams, one or more... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080168095 - Method and apparatus for analysing and monitoring an electronic communication: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for monitoring electronic communications by way of determining the dialogue that takes place in an electronic communication. In one form the present invention provides a dictionary for analysis of an electronic communication comprising a store of expressions wherein the store of... Agent: Latimer, Mayberry & MatthewsIPLaw, LLP
20080168093 - Providing travel information using a layered cache: Systems and techniques for configuring a database are described. Cached results provided from querying a travel planning system are stored with travel queries specifying travel parameters of trips. Data from the cached results are stored in records in the database that include fields corresponding to predefined categories of the schedule... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080168091 - System and method of ranking tabular data: A method for ranking the quality of a set of tabular data includes determining one or more quality metrics corresponding to a set of tabular data. The quality metrics are combined to form a quality score for the set of tabular data.... Agent: Technology, Patents And Licensing, Inc.
20080168098 - System for creating interactive video advertisement: A system creates interactive video advertisements, using elements provided by a client, and templates created using a node-based visual programming language. Client provided elements may include multimedia files, including but not limited to still images, text, and temporal files—such as video, music, and sound effects.... Agent: Sung I. Oh, Professional Law Corporation
20080168092 - Systems and methods for turbine control simulation: Systems and methods for simulating dynamic feedback control systems that include establishing a connection via a common access to a shared memory between the control system logic of a controller to be emulated and a simulation model. State data from a previous simulation associated with the control system logic and... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20080168099 - Systen and method for tracking and rewarding users: Systems and methods of tracking and rewarding users of search engines, content networks, communication networks, other networks and/or combinations of networks are described. In many embodiments, users create accounts and control when and the type of information that is tracked. The tracked information can be used to provide rewards, customize... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20080168103 - Database management methodology: A method and system for enabling enhanced memory management are provided. A cache memory may be populated with a sorted list of data elements corresponding to a number of oldest records in a database. Upon receipt of a request to add a record to a full database, the cache may... Agent: Harrity Snyder, L.L.P.
20080168102 - Method, system, and computer program product for reconstructing a data stream: A method, system, and computer program product for reconstructing a data stream are provided. The method Includes listening to an original data stream, and extracting messages from the original data stream. The method further includes determining statistical data from the extracted messages;, and creating a reconstructed data stream using the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20080168104 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20080168107 - Medomniview: A system for synchronizing data in a plurality of networks may be provided. Such a system may include an indexer for collecting data coming from an external network and data leaving a local network. The system may further include a querier for querying the local network and viewing data from... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080168105 - Sync configuration and discovery support: Various illustrative examples of a synchronization mechanism are described. A synchronization schema may be adopted to allow an application to save configuration details for a synchronization operation in a format which may easily be discovered by other applications without the need of a registration/de-registration mechanism. The synchronization mechanism may be... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080168106 - Synchronization methods and systems: Widget synchronization architectures, methods, systems, and computer readable media are described. One exemplary embodiment includes a first software component which is configured to cause retrieval and storage of data for a first data class for one or more widgets from a first store of the data on a device, such... Agent: Apple Computer, Inc./blakely
20080168108 - Techniques for improving the reliability of file systems: A system for enhancing the reliability of file systems is provided. In particular embodiments, the system includes a data storage device that includes one or more journal blocks, one or more primary metadata blocks, and one or more mirror metadata blocks. The system also includes a file system that writes... Agent: Steven J. Cahill/ Hitachi Gst
20080168109 - Automatic map updating based on schema changes: Systems and methods for automatic updating of maps based on changes to underlying schema is provided. Schema maps are automatically updated based on changes in underlying schema, such as TSDs of an EDI system. A versioning mechanism also versions the schema maps as they evolve over time, so that changes... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080168111 - Multi-client cluster-based backup and restore: Backup and restore technology comprising a backup engine, one or more client backup modules coupled to the backup engine via a backup protocol, and a backup database coupled to the backup engine, the backup database including a set of clusters, the set of clusters forming one or more backups, wherein... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080168110 - Printer apparatus and printing method for printer apparatus: In a printer apparatus of the invention, a file storage unit stores an archive file including plural files each having a reservation keyword, a processing content designation data holding unit holds plural processing content designation data in which the reservation keyword and processing content on the file are made to... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080168112 - Detecting illegal reuse of memory with low resource impact: A method, computer program product, and data processing system for preventing the occurrence of undetectable dangling pointers through memory reallocation are disclosed. Allocated memory regions that are no longer needed are deallocated but are not immediately freed for reallocation, being designated as “retained.” A memory retention metric is computed as... Agent: Ibm Corp. (mrn) C/o Law Office Of Michael R. Nichols07/03/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged by category listing
20080162401 - Applying segment conditions to measure results: Techniques for applying segment conditions to measure results are presented. Row and column segment data is acquired from a database according to row and column definitions. A measure calculation is applied against the intersecting row and column segment data. Next, one or more combinations or conditions derived from the row... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162403 - Contextual content publishing system and method: A method and a system for publishing contextual content. A method and a system maintain user profile information on a user of referrer content associated with a referrer system, the referrer content including a reference to a referee system. The method and system may transmit the user profile information to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080162408 - Method and system for network search: The present invention provides a network search system, including: a search initiating client, configured to initiate a search request to a resource search server, and acquire network resource according to a resource feature information index returned by a resource search server; the resource search server, configured to acquire a search... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080162407 - Method and system for optimizing electronic map data and determining real property development yield: Disclosed is a system method for aligning a plurality of electronic map data, which includes the steps of obtaining an electronic map file, defining an area of interest on the electronic map file, selecting a predetermined datum and providing the electronic map file in the predetermined datum. Also disclosed is... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080162404 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162406 - System and method for creating, receiving and using interactive information: Systems and methods are provided for implementing and using interactive information. In one embodiment, a user may specify certain information that should be collected by the embodiment. The embodiment may monitor or search through one or more data streams for all information matching or corresponding to the user's specifications.... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.l.c.
20080162405 - System and method for providing traversable connectivity between map files: A method and system for creating and/or using a universal location referencing object (ULRO) with electronic files including electronic maps. ULROs establish traversable links between a file-of-reference and third-party-files. In accordance with an embodiment, the ULRO comprises a universal location referencing code uniquely corresponding to the location, together with several... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080162400 - System and method for segmenting information: A system and a method of segmenting information, is provided. An at least one topic list is displayed. A user selects an at least one topic from said at least one topic list, including an at least one question indicative of said topic. The user is also provided with a... Agent: Matthew O'malley
20080162402 - Techniques for establishing and enforcing row level database security: Techniques for establishing and enforcing row level database security are presented. Qualifiers are used to uniquely identify particular rows of a database table. The qualifiers are selectively combined to generate a hash value. The hash value is associated with a user. The user is permitted to accesses selective rows of... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162414 - Accelerating queries using delayed value projection of enumerated storage: A system, method, and computer program product for processing a database query are presented. Steps for identifying a table needed to resolve the query, creating an enumeration value, determining whether the enumeration value is semantically equivalent to data from a data field in the table, and using a temporary data... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080162413 - Accelerating queries using temporary enumeration representation: A system, method, and computer program product for processing a database query are presented. Steps for identifying a value expression comprising information needed in order to resolve a query, associating enumerated values with the set of distinct values for the value expression, evaluating the query utilizing the enumerated values, and... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080162411 - Apparatus, system, and method for autonomically analyzing a database management system: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for autonomically analyzing a database management system (DBMS). This is accomplished by recording database commands in a datastore while imposing minimal performance effects on the database management system. Then, an optimal playback window is determined for replaying the recorded database commands while imposing... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080162418 - Automated block size management for database objects: A system and method for managing database systems, wherein the database systems perform database queries to retrieve data stored by the database systems. One or more regulators are used for managing the database systems, wherein a database tuning agent function of the regulator uses statistics on physical and logical data... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162424 - Determining an optimal grid index specification for multidimensional data: A system and associated computer product improve the search of multidimensional databases. The present system determines a near-optimal grid index that is used to locate a geometric shape in a spatial database. More particularly, the present system improves the technique of sampling data for defining the grid cell size in... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20080162409 - Iterate-aggregate query parallelization: Iterate-aggregate shape queries are executable in an efficient parallel manner. Techniques are utilized that leverage properties of aggregations to implement such a query in a highly parallelized manner utilizing one or both of vertical and horizontal parallelism. More specifically, queries can be recursively evaluated in parallel utilizing partitioning and repartitioning... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080162410 - Method and apparatus for augmenting the dynamic hash table with home subscriber server functionality for peer-to-peer communications: A method and apparatus for augmenting a dynamic hash table (DHT) with home subscriber server (HSS) functionality for an electronic device in a peer-to-peer communications network is disclosed. The method may include, sending a DHT join query to join the peer-to-peer communications network, and determining if the DHT join query... Agent: Prass & Irving LLP
20080162422 - Method for using areas from metrics induced in data presentation spaces in assessing the similarity of sets of data: A method for finding sets of data (SDDs), which are similar to a target SDD, is invented. The method leverages a new category of signatures, called equivalence signatures, to characterize the SDDs and is applicable to all types of data that may be presented in two-dimensions. These signatures have the... Agent: Roger K. Brooks
20080162421 - Method for using the second homotopy group in assessing the similarity of sets of data: A method for finding sets of two-dimensional data (S2DDs), which are similar to a target S2DD, is invented. The method leverages a new category of signatures, called equivalence signatures, to characterize the S2DDs. These signatures have the salient feature that, at worst, they change in a bounded manner when changes... Agent: Roger K. Brooks
20080162420 - Methods and systems to retrieve information from data sources: Methods and systems to retrieve information from data sources are disclosed. An example method involves receiving a first criterion associated with a native data source and storing the first criterion in a first data structure in response to a user navigating from a native report corresponding to the native data... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc
20080162412 - Optimizing the navigation of one-to-one and one-to-many relationships using query batching in named transactions: A system, method, and computer program product for performing transactional prefetching are presented. Steps for sending correlated queries to a database server for processing are disclosed.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080162419 - Parallel virtual optimization: A system and method for managing a domain comprised of a plurality of database systems, wherein each of the database systems performs database queries to retrieve data stored by the database systems. There are one or more virtual regulators for managing the domain and one or more closed-loop system management... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162423 - Self-configuring multi-type and multi-location result aggregation for large cross-platform information sets: An approach using self-configuring multi-type and multi-location result aggregation for large cross-platforms is presented. An enterprise tier component includes a request manager that receives query requests from a distribution tier component over a request path. The request manager retrieves one or more data thresholds and compares the data query's result... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20080162415 - Software and method for utilizing a common database layout: This disclosure provides various embodiments of software for utilizing a common database layout. In one aspect, a first database table having a first layout and a generic index is accessed using a first instance of a query, and a second database table having a second layout and the generic index... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162416 - Techniques for extending database date statistics: Techniques for extending database date statistics are provided. A data dictionary houses existing date statistics for information housed in a column of a database table. The existing statistics housed in the data dictionary are used to project estimated statistics for the column for a target date that is not yet... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162417 - Workload priority influenced data temperature: A system and method for managing one or more database systems, wherein the database systems perform database queries to retrieve data stored by the database systems. One or more regulators are used for managing the database systems, wherein the regulators monitor workload priority influenced data temperature in order to allocate... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162433 - Browsable search system: A commonality detector may be configured to determine common subject matter associated with search results that are determined based at least in part on one or more search terms. A view generator may be configured to provide the one or more search terms, the search results and the common subject... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080162436 - Commercial product information management device: To enable commercial product information to be properly managed and information on a person inputting the commercial product information to be used together with the commercial product information. A computer executes receiving commercial product information inputted by an operation of an operator and operator information specifying the operator, storing a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080162426 - Find features: Systems and methods are described that permit a user to search column-specifically using smartkeys. A smartkey identifies a subset of the data in a database, including pre-defined or user-defined short forms or abbreviations. Using these short forms, or smartkeys, the user can interact, define and narrow searching. The parsing strategy... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080162425 - Global anchor text processing: Provided are techniques for building a search index. While building the search index and using the search index to respond to one or more search requests, an anchor information store is maintained, wherein each entry of the anchor information store identifies a referring document, a target document, and anchor text... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20080162427 - Hybrid relational, directory, and content query facility: A method of data storage and retrieval using a relational database can include defining a first table in a relational database including a plurality of entries having a first value for a first field. A second table in the relational database including a plurality of entries can be defined. Each... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.l.c.
20080162431 - Identifying interest twins in an online community: Techniques are described for identifying one or more “interest twins” of a user. An interest twin of a user in another user that has demonstrated interests in items that are the same as or similar to the items in which the user has demonstrated an interest. Various techniques are described... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080162428 - Method and system for creating dynamic fields: A method and system for dynamically creating fields to query a data base. The dynamic fields' metadata for a selected condition type is retrieved. Dynamic fields are created for the selected condition type based on the retrieved metadata and the User Interface (UI) elements are generated for the created dynamic... Agent: Sap Ag
20080162437 - Method and system for image-based searching: Disclosed is a method of operating an image-based searching engine. In the method, data for a plurality of images displayed on a web page is sent to a user's terminal. The engine receives, from the user's terminal, a user's input comprising a selection of at least one of the plurality... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080162439 - Method of enhancing email text with hyperlinked word pointing to targeted ad: A computer method and device for intercepting contracting client's sent electronic messages, scanning the message body content for key words, sending the key words to a remote central computer server which analyses the key words and enhances the message by attaching a relevant, contextual advertising tag line or image/banner/words/HTML/Flash, etc.... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080162435 - Retrieving content items for a playlist based on universal content id: Playlist retrieval based on a universal identification is provided. A selected entry on a playlist is identified (S2). A universal unique media identification for the entry is extracted (S3) and based on the universal identification, a medium storing the selected content item is located (S5) and content data corresponding to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080162429 - Search for an archived query: A system and method for inputting a query and performing a first search on the query based on a first set of results. Further analyzing the first set of results based on a first set of rules. Archiving the query based on the first set of results as an archived... Agent: Sap Ag
20080162432 - Search table for unary k-th order exp-golomb decoder: According to some embodiments, bin data may be input and, based on a portion of the bin data, an entry in a search table may be determined. An indication of whether the search is complete may then be read from the search table along with at least one of: (i)... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar Llc
20080162430 - System and method for displaying multimedia events scheduling information: A system for displaying information may include memory, one or more processors, and one or more modules stored in memory. The one or more modules are configured for execution by the one or more processors and may include instructions for: presenting a subset of a collection of data on a... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20080162438 - Technique for inline searching in an instant messenger environment: Techniques for performing inline searches in an instant messaging environment are provided. A user can implement a web search in an instant messaging window by entering a search query. A search query can be preceded by a predefined search trigger to identify the associated text as the search query. The... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20080162434 - Workpiece assessment system and method for using the same: An assessment system (100) used to creating an assessment of workpieces includes a database module (40), a connecting module (20), and a server module (30). The database module stores computer aided design (CAD) drawings of the checked workpieces. The database module and the server module are connected to each other... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080162441 - Accelerating queries using secondary semantic column enumeration: A system, method, and computer program product for processing a database query are presented. Steps for creating a secondary enumeration when necessary and utilizing the secondary enumeration to improve query operations by processing enumeration values of the secondary enumeration instead of data represented by the enumeration values are disclosed.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080162440 - Communication information searching: A search engine or like application is adapted to provide a communication search in lieu of or in addition to its normal information search under certain conditions to obtain communication information. Normally, search request information provided in a search request is used to provide a normal information search. If the... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20080162445 - Determining satisfiability and transitive closure of a where clause: In general, the invention features a computer-implemented method for improving the efficiency of execution of a database query including a WHERE clause. The method includes analyzing the satisfiability of the conditions associated with the WHERE clause before executing the query. Furthermore, the method includes modifying the conditions to meet transitive... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162446 - Linked logical fields: A method, system and article of manufacture for linking logical fields abstractly describing data in a database and, more particularly, for creating an abstract query using linked logical fields. One embodiment provides a method of linking logical fields abstractly describing data in a database. The method includes creating link information... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080162443 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for controlling query: A database system includes a query controller and an XML database, and is connected to other terminal devices such as a user device via a network. In such a configuration, when a query request is transmitted from the user device to the XML database, the query controller determines whether an... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080162442 - Query modes for translation-enabled xml documents: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with providing query modes for translation-enabled XML documents are described. One method embodiment includes receiving an XPath query to an XML document that may store a translation for a data element. The method embodiment may also include automatically selecting a query mode for the... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, Llc
20080162444 - System and method for monitoring and providing patent information automatically: A method for monitoring and providing patent information automatically is disclosed. The method includes the steps of determining whether a monitored patent Web site has issued new patents; downloading the new patents if the patent Web site has issued new patents; issuing one or more reports describing information of the... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080162470 - Apparatus and method for using ontological relationships in a computer database: An apparatus and method use ontological relationships in a query language and a computer database to improve database performance and utility. A set of ontological relationships are stored in the database and new query clauses are used to query the data in advantageous ways. Ontological relationships are preferably stored in... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080162447 - Configurable search strategy: Systems and methods are described that permit a user to configure an identification strategy at run time to facilitate user input of data. The identification strategy may include a parsing grammar and a search algorithm. The parsing grammar may be used to parse user input, and the search algorithm may... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080162469 - Content register device, content register method and content register program: A tag production section analyzes an image file input from an image input section and extracts characteristics such as characteristic colors, time information, and location information. A word table stores various characteristics and keywords representing these characteristics in association with each other. A keyword selecting section searches the word table... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080162455 - Determination of document similarity: A seed document may be determined, and at least one document may be selected from a plurality of documents. A similarity analysis may be performed between the seed document and the at least one document, the similarity analysis including a difference-based analysis. A similarity measure between the at least one... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080162458 - Dynamic construction of selection screens: A database customizing method accepts choices of database field identifiers and associates a matching method with each identifier, then automatically displays a selection dialog to parameterize a database search on the field identifiers. Related software and systems are also discussed.... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162449 - Dynamic page similarity measurement: A method for determining which web page among multiple candidate web pages is similar to a given web page. For each candidate web page, a set of scoring rules is provided to score the components therein. When the given web page is compared against a candidate web page, each component... Agent: Ipsg, P.c.
20080162450 - Metadata generation for image files: A system for associating content-relevant metadata with digital image files. The system searches memory for at least one image file deficient of content-relevant metadata and analyzes the at least one image file for determining existing content-relevant metadata. The at least one image file and at least a portion of candidate... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff
20080162454 - Method and apparatus for keyword-based media item transmission: A system includes a first communications device  to participate in a conversation with at least a second communication device . An intelligent communication agent  monitors the conversation for at least one keyword. In response to detecting the at least one keyword, the intelligent communication agent performs a search... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20080162467 - Method and system for creating universal location referencing objects: A method and system for creating and/or using a universal location referencing object (ULRO) with electronic files including electronic maps. ULROs establish traversable links between a file-of-reference and third-party-files. In accordance with an embodiment, the ULRO comprises a universal location referencing code uniquely corresponding to the location, together with several... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080162448 - Method for tracking syntactic properties of a url: A method of classifying URLs by analyzing each URL discovered by a crawler and matching against a set of words corresponding to each class such as pornography, archive, obituary, business news, archive, politics, terrorism, etc. A count of the prefix of the URL to the class is updated and an... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Ibm Arc Division
20080162468 - Method of and apparatus for selecting characterisable datasets: The invention concerns a method and an apparatus for providing an individually sorted sequence of elements. An apparatus according to the invention of that kind comprises: a storage device wherein there is stored a plurality of elements and in relation to each element a description set in which there is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080162451 - Method, system and computer readable medium for identifying and managing content: A method and system for managing media content is provided. The method includes extracting a signature from the media content in the electronic device. The method also includes retrieving a set of signatures. Further, the method includes comparing the signature with the set of signatures. Moreover, the method includes performing... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20080162471 - Multimodal natural language query system for processing and analyzing voice and proximity-based queries: The present invention provides a natural language query system and method for processing and analyzing multimodally-originated queries, including voice and proximity-based queries. The natural language query system includes a Web-enabled device including a speech input module for receiving a voice-based query in natural language form from a user and a... Agent: Clements Bernard Miller
20080162452 - Performance assessment of policies in policy based networks: A method and system for evaluating performance of a policy rule (101) includes a memory (406) and processor (404) adapted for accessing at least one policy rule (101) having associated with it at least one policy event (102), at least one policy action (104), and at least one policy condition... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20080162457 - Software and method for utilizing a generic database query: This disclosure provides various embodiments of software for identifying and utilizing a generic database query. In one aspect, the software identifies a generic query such that the generic query is independent of a particular database layout, and accesses a database table having a first layout using the generic query. In... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162456 - Structure extraction from unstructured documents: A document similarity detector may be used to determine a family of documents based on a similarity analysis between content of a seed document and content of the family of documents, the content of the seed document associated with at least one database object having at least one field. A... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080162453 - Supervised ranking of vertices of a directed graph: A method and system for ranking importance of vertices of a directed graph based on links between the vertices and some prior knowledge of importance of the vertices is provided. A ranking system inputs an indication of the vertices along with an indication of the links between the vertices as... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080162460 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162461 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162462 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162463 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162464 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162465 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162466 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162459 - System and method for matching parties with initiation of communication between matched parties: The invention provides for systems and methods for matching employer's jobs with prospective candidates and brokering instant communication between the employer and the candidate. The candidate receives a communication regarding the employer's job in the language of the candidate's choice, and the candidate is given the opportunity to instantly communicate... Agent: Turning Point Law
20080162475 - Click-fraud detection method: A method for determining whether clicks on results in a search are fraudulent is provided. The method includes monitoring a pattern of clicks on links presented to a user as a result of a search request by the user; and conducting additional analysis of the links clicked on by the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080162478 - Detecting duplicate and near-duplicate files: Improved duplicate and near-duplicate detection techniques may assign a number of fingerprints to a given document by (i) extracting parts from the document, (ii) assigning the extracted parts to one or more of a predetermined number of lists, and (iii) generating a fingerprint from each of the populated lists. Two... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20080162474 - Image-based retrieval for high quality visual or acoustic rendering: The embodiments of the invention relate to method for image-based retrieval of an image or text, comprising capturing a digital image; matching the digital image against digitally-stored documents; and retrieving one or more of the digitally-stored documents that match the digital image. Other embodiments relate to a device for image-based... Agent: Client 21058 C/o Darby & Darby P.c.
20080162476 - Medium storing document retrieval program, document retrieval apparatus and document retrieval method: A medium storing a document retrieval program, a document retrieval apparatus and a document retrieval method that can retrieve a classification code of an appropriate grain size are provided. A medium computer-readably storing a document retrieval program causes a computer to execute a process comprising an acquisition step that acquires... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080162472 - Method and apparatus for voice searching in a mobile communication device: A method and apparatus for performing a voice search in a mobile communication device is disclosed. The method may include receiving a search query from a user of the mobile communication device, converting speech parts in the search query into linguistic representations, comparing the query linguistic representations to the linguistic... Agent: Prass & Irving LLP
20080162477 - Method, apparatus, system, and computer readable medium for media distribution: Distributing media items that allows a user a wider variety of options, and greater simplicity in creation and management of queues used to distribute the items. The method including inputting a search criteria for at least one queue, searching a library of items for items matching the search criteria, generating... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080162473 - Performing a query in a database: In a database whose entries contain values organized in categories, a first query is performed that includes input query values respectively associated with at least some of the categories and that seeks entries whose values match each input query value. Upon finding no entries, a category whose input query value... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162479 - Memory card system and method for transmitting background information thereof: A memory card system, and a method of transmitting background information, in which the memory card system includes a host generating a background command; and a memory card providing the host with background information on whether the memory card supports a background operation, in response to the background command. Because... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, Llc
20080162481 - Controlling access of concurrent users of computer resources in a distributed system using an improved semaphore counting approach: A method of controlling concurrent users of a distributed resource on a network is disclosed. In one aspect, there are one or more local lock managers executing on corresponding hosts and cooperating as a distributed lock manager. The resource is limited to a maximum number of concurrent users. A user... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20080162480 - Decision object for associating a plurality of business plans: Enterprise methods and systems are provided in which decision types are defined with attributes that can be stored as decision objects that assist in storing and executing decisions. The methods and systems include methods for logically linking decision processes based on commonality of decision variables across different aspects of an... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162483 - Methods and systems for protecting shared tables against unauthorized overwriting from a tenant space in a mega-tenancy environment: Embodiments of methods and systems consistent with the present invention prevent unauthorized overwriting of shared data by tenants in a provider-tenant system by granting and verifying permissions associated with the tenant. Permissions may be related to table links to shared data stored at a provider database. Thus, tenants may write... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080162482 - Providing enterprise management of amorphous communities: A method of managing online communities within an online community management system can include declaratively specifying a taxonomy of online community types, declaratively specifying a plurality of roles for members of online communities, and declaratively specifying a security policy that associates permissions with roles and online community types. A plurality... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.l.c.
20080162484 - Technique for controlling access to data: Access control with easy change/extension is implemented. There is provided a system for controlling access to data, the system having: a first storage unit for storing a plurality of attribute values respectively selected from a plurality of integers which are relatively prime and identifying a plurality of attributes of users,... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20080162485 - Transaction-aware caching for access control metadata: Techniques are provided for performing transaction-aware caching of metadata in an electronic file system. A mechanism is described for providing transaction-aware caching that uses a cache hierarchy, where the cache hierarchy includes uncommitted caches associated with sessions in an application and a committed cache that is shared among the sessions... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20080162489 - Apparatus and method for exchanging information between devices: A method including combining at least a portion of one or more pieces of data of at least a first device into a combined data and sending the combined data to at least a second device.... Agent: Perman & Green
20080162500 - Automated data model extension through data crawler approach: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for accessing data stored in multiple data sources. Such methods employ an automated software agent to maintain a collection of data sources available for querying. The data sources may all reside within a single local network or may be distributed throughout multiple locations. Generally,... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080162494 - Coordinated data conversion systems and methods: An exemplary system includes a plurality of heterogeneous data subsystems maintaining local data and a coordinator subsystem configured to maintain global data mapped from the local data, the global data including a plurality of global data relationship views. One of the heterogeneous data subsystems is configured to initiate a data... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080162486 - Method and apparatus for storing data from a network address: A method of storing data from a network address in a database of a portable electronic device. The method includes obtaining at the portable electronic device, a data record from the network address, storing the data record along with a network address identifier, and transmitting the network address identifier to... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20080162491 - Method and system for cloning a tenant database in a multi-tenant system: Exemplary methods and systems may clone a tenant database and send updates to the clone. By doing so, methods and systems may determine a difference between the clone and the tenant, making it possible to test upgrades for a tenant based on the difference. With this capability, a provider-tenant system... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080162488 - Method, system and program product for updating browser page elements over a distributed network: The present invention provides a solution for updating browser page elements over a distributed network. Specifically, the present invention associates a control with a downloaded data element. This association may be provided via the Document Object Model (DOM) of the web page. The control, in turn, is linked with the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20080162490 - Methods and systems for automatic registration during deployment of a tenant: The present invention discloses methods and systems for hosting tenants over a network in a computer-based environment in which a provider may store a shared data structure having shared data. To register a tenant space during deployment, the provider copies a tenant template stored in a database, populates the copy... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080162487 - Predictive and profile learning sales automation analytics system and method: A sales automation system and method, namely a system and method for scoring sales representative performance and forecasting future sales representative performance. These scoring and forecasting techniques can apply to a sales representative monitoring his own performance, comparing himself to others within the organization (or even between organizations using methods... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20080162495 - Remote station host providing virtual community participation in a remote event: An approach is provided for establishing a virtual community for remotely participating in an event. A remote camera set is controlled by a user equipment to view an event from a plurality of viewing perspectives. A virtual community is built to share viewing of the event by multiple participants. A... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080162496 - System and method for centralized management and monitoring of healthcare services: A method of operating a centralized healthcare management system that includes a data translation map database and a central interpolation server computer interconnected to a computer network. The central server receives an initiating request from a requesting terminal for a data record to be retrieved that satisfies a specified condition;... Agent: Anthony R. Barkume
20080162497 - System and method for conveying personal information through cellular text messaging services: The present invention provides a system and method for sending a cellular text message to a system server through a data network, including an identification of a requested database record and a forward address. The system server then performs a database lookup or related search and sends an enhanced message... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20080162499 - System and method for facilitating access to content information: The invention disclosed herein presents systems and methods for facilitating access to content information. The method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises receiving a request for the content information, choosing a data service provider access object that is configured to access a data service provider associated with the... Agent: Ibm Corp. (dre)(lot, Cam) C/o Drier LLP
20080162498 - System and method for knowledge retrieval, management, delivery and presentation: The present invention is directed to an integrated implementation framework and resulting medium for knowledge retrieval, management, delivery and presentation. The system includes a first server component that is responsible for adding and maintaining domain-specific semantic information and a second server component that hosts semantic and other knowledge for use... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham Pllc
20080162492 - System and method utilizing a generic update module with recursive calls: This disclosure provides various embodiments of software for identifying and utilizing a generic update module with recursive calls. In one aspect, the software receives packed update parameters for updating a data record in a database, unpacks the update parameters, and updates the data record in the database using the unpacked... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162493 - Web container extension classloading: A system and method for integrating a diverse set of web/remote user interface technologies into one runtime architecture using a Web container extension is described. This integration simplifies execution, cross-usage, and technology integration between different user interface technologies and other application server offerings.... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162503 - Application of community-defined descriptors to mobile content: A method of organizing mobile content in a network environment is provided that includes providing pieces of mobile content on a database, selecting one of the pieces of mobile content, receiving a descriptor to be associated with the selected piece of mobile content from user activity, and associating the descriptor... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080162510 - Automatically generating user-customized notifications of changes in a social network system: Techniques are described herein for notifying a member of a social network system of those changes, within the social network system, that are of most interest to the member. In one embodiment, change records are generated for changes in the social network system. The change records are stored in an... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080162511 - Computer file system traversal: A method and apparatus for computer file system traversal. An embodiment of a method includes receiving a set of data. The set of data has a hierarchical file structure, and the set of data includes multiple data elements. The set of data is traversed, where traversing the set of data... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162504 - Computer program products, apparatuses and methods for associating and displaying messages in mobile terminals: Apparatuses for associating and displaying messages and contacts in a way that allows users to access either category of information is provided. One apparatus includes a processing element that associates the messages with corresponding contacts and also includes a memory element configured to store contacts and messages received or transmitted.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080162505 - Context browser based navigation of pivotally related information for a document: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to relationship-based information management and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for context browser based navigation of pivotally related information for a document. In one embodiment of the invention a context browser-based information... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20080162506 - Device and method for world wide web organization: A method and a device for organizing World Wide Web content includes defining a plurality of domain names with each domain name including a different unique category term and a prefix common to all the domain names. A plurality of subcategories is then associated with each unique category term, where... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.a.
20080162512 - Efficient storage and distribution system for non-transactional data: A method includes maintaining a database that includes a physical schema that includes a plurality of tables. The tables include table definitions and are populated with data that is modifiable independent of the table definitions. A table of the database that includes non-transactional data is identified, and a storage view... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080162501 - Method and apparatus for memory management in an electronic device: A method of memory management in an electronic device, includes receiving at the electronic device, representative viewable or audible samples of data records, and storing the representative viewable or audible samples of data records in a memory of the electronic device. Each of the representative viewable or audible samples of... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe
20080162515 - Method and system for monitoring entity data for trigger events and performing entity reassessments related thereto: The enterprise database system provides methods, data, and user interfaces for performing reassessments and creating financial and accounting disclosure reports. Data fields for entities are monitored for changes that are evident at the end of reporting periods and may trigger the need to reassess the categorization of the entity. The... Agent: King & Spalding Credit Suisse Securities (usa) Llc
20080162509 - Methods for updating a tenant space in a mega-tenancy environment: Embodiments of methods and systems consistent with the present invention allow for updating tenants in a hosted provider-tenant system by analyzing data structures associated with a particular tenant to determine a delta between the data structures associated with the particular tenant and new or modified data structures at the provider.... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080162507 - Really simple syndication (rss) and database integration: Techniques for integrating Really Simple Syndication (RSS) information into relational database information are provided. RSS information is acquired from an RSS feed in a native RSS data format. The RSS information is selective translated into the relational database information in a relational database format. The relational database information is accessible... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162516 - Relay apparatus and communication method: A relay apparatus for relaying communications between information processing units in a network includes: an address check unit for checking for an overlap of an address allocated to each of a plurality of information processing units existing in a network; an address conversion unit for converting an overlapped address detected... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080162508 - Smart links and dynamic favorites: Methods and systems are disclosed for browser operation that enable a user to automatically create and maintain links to browsed resources meeting selection criteria. Two species of such links are disclosed, known as “smart links” and “dynamic favorites”. Creation of these links enable automatic creation and maintenance of dynamic libraries... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20080162514 - System and method for generating a relationship network: A computer-implemented system and process for generating a relationship network is disclosed. The system provides a set of data items to be related and generates variable length data vectors to represent the relationships between the terms within each data item. The system can be used to generate a relationship network... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080162502 - System integrated flexible development process: Flexible systems and methods are described that permit a development object to be tracked and moved through a development life cycle without the need to change hard-coded rules embedded in the development objects and tools themselves. An abstraction layer may be created that includes a status-action schema. The status-action schema... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080162513 - Universal address parsing system and method: A method and system for parsing of input addresses for further automated processing. A relevant locale for an input address is determined. Based on the locale, an applicable parsing tree is provided so that different address formats can be tested against the input address. The parsing tree is generated from... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080162519 - Apparatus and method using compressed codes for comprising latitude/longitude information: A new human interface scheme compresses geographical information, latitudes and longitudes, into a 10 symbols of 36 radices number systems which are based on 36s. It is to simplify the conventional representation of the latitudes and longitudes into much easier to be remembered and accessed by human beings, 10 symbols... Agent: Yun-feng Hsieh
20080162521 - Compression of encrypted data in database management systems: The subject mater herein relates to database management systems and, more particularly, compression of encrypted data in database management systems. Various embodiments provide systems, methods, and software that compress encrypted column values stored tables. Some other embodiments include declaring tables with column encrypt and compress attributes.... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162518 - Data aggregation and grooming in multiple geo-locations: The aggregation of data from multiple database sites, and the grooming of database after extraction are conducted in a bidirectional process. Using one-way replication, data is aggregated from multiple geo-locations into subscription sets. The aggregate is then mined and the mined data is extracted for analysis, further use, or storage.... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.
20080162520 - Header-token driven automatic text segmentation: A method and a system to automatically segment text based on header tokens is described. A relevance value and an irrelevance value are determined for each token in a description, assuming no tokens are left out of computations. The irrelevance value is based on occurrences of a token in a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080162524 - Merging sample based profiling data: In one embodiment, a computer system comprises one or more processors, and a memory module communicatively connected to the one or more processors. The memory module comprises logic instructions stored on a computer readable medium which, when executed on the one or more processors configure the one or more processors... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080162517 - Method and system for creating an in-memory physical dictionary for data compression: Some aspects of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for creating an in-memory physical dictionary for data compression. To that end, in accordance with aspects of the present invention, a new heuristic is defined for converting each of the plurality of logical nodes into a corresponding physical... Agent: Sughrue Mion Pllc Uspto Customer No With Ibm/svl
20080162522 - Methods and apparatuses for compaction and/or decompaction: In some embodiments, a data structure may be received in a first processing system. The data structure may represent a plurality of instructions for a second processing system. For at least one instruction of the plurality of instructions, a determination may be made as to whether the instruction can be... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar Llc
20080162525 - System for defining data mappings between data structures: Method for compressing search tree structures used in rule classification is provided. The method includes classifying packets based on filter rules, compressing a tree structure comprising multiple levels of single bit test nodes and leaf nodes, storing the compressed tree structure in a first memory structure of a storage such... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080162523 - Techniques for selective compression of database information: Techniques for selective compression of database information are presented. Selective first portions of a field associated with a database table are identified along with metadata associated with the database table. The first portions and the metadata are then compressed by selecting one or more compression algorithms in response to compression... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162528 - Content management system and method: A system and method for content management is disclosed. Textual content is parsed into forming identified content by excluding common words. The identified content is linked to relevant images. Relevant images are searched and from a number of candidate images suitable to be inserted proximate to the identified content. A... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds
20080162539 - Dynamic cockpit creator: Parameters in a database control the screen configuration and data to be displayed through a user interface. One such interface can be used to configure other similarly-constituted user interfaces. One interface can be incorporated as a sub-element of another interface in a hierarchical fashion.... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162542 - Dynamic generation of target files from template files and tracking of the processing of target files: A target file generation system and method for use by ordinary computer users enable those users to readily generate target files without the requirement that they know the internal layout structures of the target files. The system enables a user to select a template file from a plurality of template... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080162540 - Identifying offensive content using user click data: Techniques are provided for designating an item as being of a particular type when the item has been selected after being returned in response to a search and by identifying which mode, of a plurality of modes, in which the search engine was operating when the item was selected.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080162529 - Layout information for data element: Providing layout information includes assigning at least a first context value to layout information for a data element. The layout information is configured for use in displaying an instance of the data element in a graphical user interface. The method includes storing the layout information and the first context value... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162530 - Method and apparatus for utilizing an extensible markup language data structure for defining a data-analysis parts container for use in a word processor application: A computer-readable extensible markup language data structure comprising structural elements for defining a data-analysis parts container in a data-analysis template comprising a word processor document is disclosed. The computer-readable data structure is comprised of at least one properties element for receiving properties associated with the data-analysis parts container and at... Agent: Paul Van Eikeren Blue Reference, Inc.
20080162532 - Method and system for generating relational spreadsheets: A method and system are described that may generate and process relational spreadsheets, for example, for database entities such as objects. An example method may include generating a relational spreadsheet page including relational spreadsheet entries indicating one or more hierarchical relationships among a plurality of database entities associated with a... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080162526 - Method and system for managing unstructured data in a structured data environment: A method and system for managing pin-up notes, wherein a data identifier ID is provided for a set of data. The pin-up notes mapped to the retrieved data identifier are retrieved responsive to providing the data identifier. A pin-up note is generated by a user and mapped to the retrieved... Agent: Sap Ag
20080162537 - Method and system for utilizing profiles: A method and system for utilizing profiles. Browsing data received from a site may be parsed using a behavior file. The behavior file may define how the browsing data is parsed for the site to identify at least one heading and/or topic within the browsing data. The parsed browsing data... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080162543 - Method for monitoring and debugging query execution objects: Nodes in a query execution data structure have monitor and dump methods defined. The monitor method enables the collection of information from the node. The dump method outputs the monitored information from each node. A monitor and debug mechanism of the preferred embodiments includes a graphical user interface that allows... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080162534 - Method, network server and computer program for determining advertisement information relating to map information: The invention relates to a solution in which advertisement icons displayed together with map information relate to the displayed map information. In one embodiment of the invention, some or all of the advertisement icons are from service providers situated within the geographical area displayed by the map information.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.l.p.
20080162533 - Multi-pass data organization and automatic naming: A method and a system to organize a data set into groups of data subsets in multiple passes using different parameters and to automatically name the groups is disclosed. For example, a data set is retrieved in accordance with a search query submitted by a user. The data set is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080162531 - Object-oriented framework for data-analysis having pluggable platform runtimes and export services: An object-oriented framework for generating data analysis results using pluggable platform runtimes and data analysis results documents using pluggable export services is disclosed. The object-oriented framework is comprised of software interfaces and objects for facilitating the generation of data analysis results and data analysis results documents and the creation of... Agent: Paul Van Eikeren Blue Reference, Inc.
20080162538 - Producing an edited visual information sequence: A second sequence of visual information is produced, based on a first sequence of visual information. An XML document is generated, which identifies edits to be made to the first sequence of visual information for producing the second sequence of visual information. The XML document includes an element that corresponds... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.
20080162527 - System and method for secure and/or interactive dissemination of information: An interactive information dissemination system includes a media server (210) for receiving a plurality of media elements and storing the media elements in a database. A sender client (200) enables a first user to identify message data, a recipient identifier, and a media element from the database of media elements.... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20080162535 - System for administering insurance: A hierarchical data structure is provided for administering insurance products for customers associated with different groups. The data structure includes: a group level having a data record for each group of insurance customers; a customer level having a data record for each insurance customer, where each data record has a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080162536 - Systems and methods for extending shared data structures with tenant content in a provider-tenant environment: The present invention discloses methods and systems for hosting tenants over a network in a computer-based environment in which a provider may store a shared data structure having shared data. A tenant sever retrieves a shared data structure including data elements shared by the plurality of tenants. In addition, tenant... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080162541 - Visualization technique for biological information: Method/system for visualizing biological information. The system receives a user query relating to biological information and determines which database contains related biological information. A database query is sent to the database and the result indicates biological/chemical entities and relations. A network is created based on the result; biological/chemical entities are... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080162545 - Digital file management system: A method for managing digital content is provided. The method comprises accessing the digital content and applying at least one content management rule to the digital content. The content management rule operative to place the digital content in one of a first storage location and a second storage location.... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.l.c.
20080162551 - Method and apparatus for persistent real-time collaboration: A collaboration server is described that enables both real-time conferencing and content management. Thus, client applications can connect to the server to share data and collaborate in real-time. The server allows fine grained sharing of any type of content using generic shared objects (GSO). Each GSO holds one or more... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.
20080162546 - Monitoring connection between computer system layers: Monitoring a connection between computer system layers includes detecting that an aspect is being modified in a transactional layer of an enterprise resource computing system that further includes an analytical layer configured to receive data from the transactional layer. In response to the detection, it is determined whether at least... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162548 - Object oriented, semantically-rich universal item information model: An object-oriented, semantic information model and method are provided.... Agent: Dla Piper Us LLP
20080162550 - Representation of multiplicities for docflow reporting: A method and system for representing and deducing a multiplicity of predecessor relationships between a plurality of first objects and a second object in an OLAP system comprises configuring an extraction system to extract information for a plurality of sub-objects of the first and second objects and using the extracted... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080162547 - System and method for measuring memory consumption differences between objects within an object-oriented programming environment: A computer-implemented system and method are described for measuring the memory consumption difference between two objects in an object-oriented programming environment. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: analyzing relationships between objects within a network of objects to determine an object network structure; generating object graph data representing the... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162549 - System for automating the definition of application objects supporting undoing, redoing compressing and logging operations: A configurable class system for an application author working in an application development environment that automates the handling of undo, redo and logging operations is discussed. The configurable class system removes the burden from the application author of having to custom manage undo, redo and logging information during application writing... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/the Mathworks
20080162544 - Systems and methods for implementing many object to object relationships in a multi-tenant environment: Systems and methods for storing relationship information for an information object in a database system. Methods and mechanisms for storing relationship information for information objects enable database systems to store and retrieve data objects having an arbitrary number of relationships with one another. This ability to store and retrieve data... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080162552 - System and method for processing graph objects: A system and method for generating object graph data and transmitting the object graph over a network. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment comprises: analyzing relationships between objects within a network of objects to determine an object network structure; generating object graph data representing the object network... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162553 - Method and system for generating string-based addresses: A method and system are described that may generate and process address strings, for example, for database entities such as objects. An example method may include generating a first address string representing a first relational path associated with a first database query retrieval of a first object, and storing the... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080162554 - System and method for the dynamic generation of correlation scores between arbitrary objects: Systems and methods are described for performing the dynamic generation of correlation scores between arbitrary objects. When a behavioral event is recorded, that is to say when an end user interacts with multiple objects, relationships between objects are created. These relationships are maintained as a list. When a request for... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080162555 - Active lifestyle management: A method, wireless communication device, and information processing system are provided for monitoring lifestyle activities. The method includes receiving a set of user activity identifiers associated with a set of user activities (804). At least one sensor assigned to each user activity in the set of user activities is identified... Agent: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20080162574 - Analytical e-commerce processing system and methods: A system and methods which enable modeling of end consumer interests based on online activity and producing e-commerce reports is described. The method includes scoring and classifying interests and preferences of consumers in relation to various items being offered as function of time and utilizing such scores to predict purchasing... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP
20080162559 - Asynchronous communications regarding the subject matter of a media file stored on a handheld recording device: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for asynchronous communications regarding the subject matter of a media file stored on a handheld recording device. Embodiments include interrupting, at an interruption playback time, playback of the media file; receiving from a user, speech regarding the subject matter of the media... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20080162577 - Automatic method to synchronize the time-line of video with audio feature quantity: An apparatus, method and computer program which synchronizes content data and metadata. The apparatus includes a storage device having metadata including a feature vector of the content data recorded therein; a calculation component which calculates the feature vector from the content data; a search component means which searches for corresponding... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)
20080162564 - Back-end field control for multiple software layers: This disclosure involves back-end field control of layered software. For example, a method for providing back-end field control of an interface can comprise receiving a request to update one or more attributes of a business object, where the request is associated with a first software layer. The method then identifies... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162576 - Commercial product information management device: To enable commercial product information to be properly managed and information on a person inputting the commercial product information to be used together with the commercial product information. A computer executes receiving commercial product information inputted by an operation of an operator and operator information specifying the operator, storing a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080162558 - Customizable user interface for multi-product installation: A system and method is provided for providing customized input requests for installing products from a distribution server responsive to a request to install the product(s) on a workstation, wherein the customized input requests are determined based on the product(s). The method also includes installing the product(s) on the workstation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080162565 - Data structures for context information related to business events: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to data structures for context information related to business events. Data characterizing an event of one or more business processes (e.g., an event corresponding to a business activity in one or more computer-implemented business processes) is received, and a data structure is... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.c. Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 64280
20080162563 - Generic graph services utilizing anonymous and identified graph pattern: Systems and processes may access data in various graph structures. An interface for a business application to access data stored in a memory may be provided. The interface may retrieve the data independent of whether the graph structure of the data is an anonymous graph or an identified graph. The... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20080162567 - Image log management apparatus, recording medium, and method for managing an image log: There is provided an image log management apparatus. The apparatus includes a rule storage unit that stores a rule for determining whether or not a log image is recorded at a time when each processing operation is performed by one or more image-processing units according to a program in which... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20080162560 - Invoking content library management functions for messages recorded on handheld devices: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for invoking content library management functions. Embodiments include receiving, by a library management system, a media file containing a message recorded on a handheld recording device; converting, by the library management system, the recorded message to text; identifying, by the library management... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20080162556 - Layered graphical event mapping: A system, method and computer program product for graphically overlaying multiple types of events in order to facilitate determining one or more courses of action are each disclosed. Events are received from an event detection system or from another source, correlated with an address or location, and representatively mapped on... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080162578 - Management server performing communications with user terminals that access a web site: A management server provides a Web site with a first user information input table and a second user information input table, accepts an input of the first user information input table from the user terminal of first user, stores first registration information containing the first user information inputted to the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080162561 - Method and apparatus for semantic super-resolution of audio-visual data: An embodiment of the present invention relates to the combining of multiple semantic analyses of audio-visual data in order to resolve a higher fidelity description of the semantic content and more specifically to a method for applying semantic concept detection over multiple related audio-video sources, scoring the sources on the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20080162569 - Method and platform for providing an interactive internet computer-driven/ip based streaming video/audio webcam meeting and interview apparatus: A method and platform for providing an interactive internet computer-driven IP based streaming video/audio webcam meeting and interview apparatus, intended for the process of job searching, employer recruiting and the selection of candidates both nationally and internationally, for national and international employment opportunities.... Agent: Eric Schifone
20080162570 - Methods and systems for personalized rendering of digital media content: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing devices capable of the reception and playback of one or more crafted media channels transmitted over an intermittent connection. The one or more channels may be customized by the end user to bias the programming towards individual tastes or moods. The channels may... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080162566 - Quantitative estimating system for grouping of multiagent and method thereof: Disclosed is a quantitative evaluation system and method for multiagent grouping, which enables agents to be grouped in such a manner as to ensure efficient agent cooperation. The system comprises: a plurality of agents in a network-connected multiagent system, each of which agents has quantitative information on a predicate that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080162575 - Real estate signboard system: A system for marketing a real estate property including a real estate user placing an order with a central database over the TCP/IP protocol network for delivery of at least one signboard adapted to display information for marketing a real estate property. The central database preferably has a computer server... Agent: Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
20080162571 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162572 - System and method for analyzing and correcting retail data: A computer system and method is disclosed that analyzes and corrects retail data. The system and method includes several client workstations and one or more servers coupled together over a network. A database stores various data used by the system. A business logic server uses competitive and complementary fusion to... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..
20080162568 - System and method for estimating real life relationships and popularities among people based on large quantities of personal visual data: A system and method is described to estimate real life relationships between people based on large amount of personal visual information, e.g., photos and videos. Such information is associated with annotation especially face information. The system contains a large database of visual images extracted from common media formats such as... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP
20080162573 - System and method for media search and playback: A playback system is provided to locate and playback streaming media from network resources. The playback system includes a search module that signals a query to a network site, and receives in return a search result. The search result identifies one or more links that are selectable to open media... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20080162562 - System for database reporting: A method of creating user-generated reports. The method begins with the step of receiving information related to consumer internet behavior. That information is then assembled into a database having facts and dimensions, in which the database resides on a server, the server being connected to a communications network. The method... Agent: Claria Corporation C/o Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20080162557 - Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products providing for reflective media: Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products provide for a reflective media system, where the source of a media file may automatically receive information about how recipients of the media file are using the media file. For example, a user may communicate copies of the user's media files to a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080162584 - Integrated number management module and service order system: A number inventory system is disclosed. The number inventory system manages the relationships between SIM cards, IMSI numbers, and MSISDN for a mobile telecommunications service provider. The number inventory system provides the software and hardware for receiving SIM card inventory data, including associated IMSI numbers, and efficiently stores the SIM... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080162581 - Life cycle based data coordination: An exemplary system includes a plurality of heterogeneous data subsystems maintaining local data and a coordinator subsystem configured to maintain global data mapped from the local data. The coordinator subsystem includes a global data life cycle model defining at least one life cycle for the global data. The coordinator subsystem... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080162582 - Method, computer program product, and system for coordinating access to locally and remotely exported file systems: Application access to locally and remotely exported file systems is coordinated to allow caching data for exported file systems accessed by remote clients. In response to a request or file system access, it is determined whether the request relates to a locally exported file system or a remotely exported file... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20080162579 - Resource-based event typing in a rules system: A computer-implementable method, system and computer media for typing a resource-based event in a rule system. In one embodiment, the computer-implementable method includes the steps of: defining an event type according to a resource property that is associated with the event type; creating a resource definition that describes which one... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080162580 - System and method for matching similar master data using associated behavioral data: A system and method for matching similar master data using associated behavioral data, for example transactional data. Matching accuracy is significantly increased. Master data may be thought of as nouns. Behavioral data is associated with master data as verbs are related to nouns. Specifically, behavioral data is data associated with... Agent: Sap_dlg
20080162585 - System, method, and program for checking index consistency in database: The present invention provides a system, a method, and a program for checking index consistency online in a database that includes a main database storing a plurality of data segments and an index database storing a plurality of index segments. A system according to an aspect of the present invention... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080162583 - Virtual regulator for multi-databases systems: A system for managing a plurality of systems, includes a domain comprised of a plurality of systems, wherein the systems are managed by one or more closed-loop system management (CLSM) regulators. A virtual regulator manages operational characteristics of the domain and the plurality of systems, by communicating with the CLSM... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20080162586 - Automatic syncml client profile creation for new servers: A system and method for having a client generate a new profile for a new server for the SyncML protocol is described. Conventionally, users of client devices need to manually configure the devices to allow for synchronization with new servers via SyncML. Using the described system or method, a client... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080162588 - Repository synchronization in a ranked repository cluster: Methods and apparatuses enable synchronization of shared data in a cluster of ranked repositories. A publisher repository issues a change message indicating a change in shared data. A subscriber repository receives the change message and determines whether the change message is previously known to the subscriber repository. If the message... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162587 - Server synchronization for maintenance activities: Exemplary methods and systems consistent with the present invention may allow for updating a client. In exemplary embodiments, information about a plurality of maintenance activities applied to a server may be recorded. The recorded information may then be accessed when updating the client to reflect the maintenance activities applied to... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080162594 - Data storage system and process: Computer systems may loose data when a failure occurs within a system. To counteract such loss of data a backup system may be employed. Common backup systems make a copy of either of the data on a storage device or the data, which has changed, on a storage device. The... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080162590 - Method and apparatus for data rollback: A database rollback processor allows rollback, or rewind, of the data and metadata to a point at which a failover or other metadata change occurred, therefore “rewinding” the metadata to a previous consistent point. The rollback processor identifies transaction entries in a redo log resulting in changes to the metadata.... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, Llc
20080162591 - Method of logging transactions and a method of reversing a transaction: A method is disclosed of logging transactions including the steps of storing log records for a plurality of transactions in one or more log files and linking each log record of each individual transaction of the plurality of transactions to any preceding log record of the same transaction so that... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080162592 - Storing log data efficiently while supporting querying to assist in computer network security: A logging system includes an event receiver and a storage manager. The receiver receives log data, processes it, and outputs a data “chunk.” The manager receives data chunks and stores them so that they can be queried. The receiver includes buffers that store events and a metadata structure that stores... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20080162593 - System for highly available transaction recovery for transaction processing systems: A highly available transaction recovery service migration system in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention implements a server's Transaction Recovery Service (TRS) as a migratable service. In one embodiment of the present invention, the TRS is a server instance or software module implemented in JAVA. The TRS migrates... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080162589 - Weakly-consistent distributed collection compromised replica recovery: A system is disclosed for recovery from a compromise of a replica in a weakly-consistent distributed collection. The system employs a collection manager for revoking a compromised replica, and one or more archival replicas for storing time-stamped versions. Upon a compromise, versions tainted by the compromised replica may be expunged... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20080162595 - File and block information management: Information is managed by monitoring an output from an application. A change is intercepted. The change is associated with a file, if file versioning has been selected. The change is to a block, if block versioning has been selected. The change is saved.... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20080162596 - Technique for data management in a distributed environment: Disclosed is a method and system for receiving a first message and creating a before image of the first message by comparing the first message with a second message stored in a message database. An actual message to be updated in a target device is identified by combining a transaction... Agent: Sap Ag
20080162602 - Document archiving system: A system generates a text document from a received document image. Searchable metadata elements may be assigned to all or part of the text document by a user or by a template used to generate the text document. The text document and the associated metadata elements may be stored to... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP
20080162603 - Document archiving system: A system generates a text document from a received document image. Metadata elements may be assigned to all or part of the text document by a user or by a template used to generate the text document. The text document and the associated metadata elements may be stored to facilitate... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP
20080162598 - File archiving system and method: A method for archiving a file that has multiple file parts stored on multiple object storage devices of a computer system includes the steps of saving the file parts on one or more archive devices, allowing one or more changes to be made to the file during the saving step,... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c. / Sun / Stk
20080162606 - Method and system for automated migration of media archives: A method and system for effectively and rapidly migrating recorded content from one storage-media to a second storage-media. The method and system includes an operator and a robotic handler with multiple processing and analytical tools where the operator loads the storage-media into the robotic handler and ensures each storage-media is... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, Llc
20080162597 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing databases connected by wireless interface: A method for synchronizing a database at a portable electronic device with a backup database including backup data records includes receiving information representative of data records of the database at the portable electronic device, determining if the database at the portable electronic device is to be updated with the backup... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe
20080162605 - Mirroring method, mirroring device, and computer product: A data storage device stores therein files as mirror source or mirror destination, and has ownership rights to files stored as mirror source. Having received a number of read/write requests to a file stored as mirror destination from a data processing device, the data storage device obtains an ownership right... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080162599 - Optimizing backup and recovery utilizing change tracking: Application data associated with an application program located on a storage device is restored utilizing tracked changed blocks of the storage device. The changed blocks of the storage device are tracked as the application program modifies the application data. When a system failure has occurred, file change data is generated... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20080162600 - Optimizing backup and recovery utilizing change tracking: Application data associated with an application program located on a storage device is restored utilizing tracked changed blocks of the storage device. The changed blocks of the storage device are tracked as the application program modifies the application data. When a system failure has occurred, file change data is generated... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20080162601 - Scan-free archiving: A method is disclosed for archiving data in a storage server using a runtime monitoring system. The method includes providing a plurality of data files and creating access logs according to a specified format, which may include an append only access log, from the plurality of data files. At least... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.c.
20080162607 - Switch device, system, backup method and computer program: Disclosed is a system which includes at least one client, a plural number of file servers, each having a file system, and a switch logically arranged between the client and the plural file servers to provide file access services which virtually render the plural file services accessible as a single... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080162608 - Switch device, system, backup method and computer program: Disclosed is a system which includes at least one client, a plural number of file servers, each having a file system, and a switch logically arranged between the client and the plural file servers to provide file access services which virtually render the plural file services accessible as a single... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080162604 - System and method for migrating a platform, user data, and applications from at least one server to at least one computer: A method and a system for migrating an operating system and applications from a server to a computer connected to said server via an information network (13), including a synchronization server (1) connected to a downloading server (5), an inventory server (7), and a back-up server (9) adapted to effect... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20080162609 - Content switch management: Embodiments of a system and method manage a configuration of a plurality of content switching devices in a networked system by generating a first configuration data file and translating the first configuration data file into one or more device specific configuration data files, each device specific configuration file corresponding to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080162610 - Database garbage collector: A database garbage collector that removes appropriate database entries accessed during a recent transaction.... Agent: Sap/blakely
20080162612 - Method for block relinking: In accordance with various embodiments of the present invention, block relinking during garbage collection is described. Block relinking may include writing a memory write to update a block of a first metablock to a block of a second metablock, copying valid portions of the block of the first metablock to... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP
20080162611 - Methods and apparatus for marking objects for garbage collection in an object-based memory system: A garbage collection process performs garbage collection operations in an object-based memory system associated with a processing environment. The garbage collection process receives, at a first garbage collection unit, object references derived from root data from a processor associated with the first garbage collection unit. In addition, the garbage collection... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LlcPrevious industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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