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20090030872 - Display of attachment based information within a messaging system: Among other disclosures, a method may include collecting historical data and communication data relating to an attachment provided in a communication. The method may include generating an attachment profile based on the collected historical and communication data. The method may include monitoring user behavior. The method may include determining if... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090030870 - Error propagation in object-relational mapping platform: Systems and methods that present error messages in context of entities to application that issue rich queries, via an error propagation component. Accordingly, errors can be built up along the way (e.g., context/nesting), wherein troubleshooting processes can drill back down to the original cause. Hence, the error messages can be... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090030868 - Method and system for optimal file system performance: An automated system for determining an optimal file system on which to store data files is provided. The system includes a data storage device having multiple virtual partitions operable to receive, store, and retrieve a data file. The system additionally includes a plurality of file systems associated with the virtual... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP Ip Section
20090030871 - System and method for identifying element usage in a deep element structure: A system for identifying usage of a target data element including both direct and indirect usage, within a data element structure where the target data element may have more than one parent data element. The system includes a usage processing engine configure to identify direct and indirect usage data elements... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Foley & Lardner, LLP
20090030869 - Visualization techniques for imprecise statement completion: When a user enters text into an application, the application can utilize an auto-complete feature to provide the user with estimations as to a complete term a user is attempting to enter into the application. Visualization can be provided along with an estimation to disclose the likelihood the estimation is... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090030873 - Automated storage and retrieval of data: The present invention is directed to the automated storage and retrieval of data. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: requesting a data record; broadcasting a query for the requested data record to a plurality of data records in a data center, the query comprising... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20090030875 - Statistics management: Disclosed is a technique for maintaining statistics. A query is received. Column group generation is performed to form one or more column groups. Column group refinement is performed based on statistics data generated for a previously received query. A statistics check is automatically performed. A statistics collection command is generated... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090030874 - Techniques for optimizing sql statements using user-defined indexes with auxiliary properties: In one embodiment, a database server registers one or more functions included in a user-defined index that includes one or more auxiliary properties. The database server receives a query that specifies one or more parameters. A query optimizer generates a plurality of execution plans for evaluating the query. The query... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090030881 - Data handling: Automatic publishing and retrieval in a networked community of computers based on a Small World Adaptive Network (SWAN) type of network. Each computer installs a program which automatically scans data items in its computer's environment to find unique IDs in accordance with UID templates. For each data item found containing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20090030882 - Document image processing apparatus and document image processing method: There is provided a document image processing apparatus which can reduce troubles to find a desired heading from a document image. A heading region extracting portion searches an index information DB and extracts a heading region containing a search keyword. An order setting portion automatically sets in line with a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090030884 - Method and system for e-mail management of e-mail having embedded classification metadata: A method and system method for e-mail management of e-mails having embedded classification metadata. A query from an end user to access an e-mail account by an e-mail client is received. It is then determined whether the query has come from an insecure e-mail client, such as a web e-mail... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.c.
20090030885 - Method and system for on-demand and scheduled services relating to travel and transportation: A system and a method for providing a user with an ability to manage an on-demand or scheduled service, the system including a mobile communicator configured to receive instructions from the user and to send user data; and a facilitator configured to receive the user data and to retrieve options... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20090030879 - Method and system for performing multi-level program guide category searches: A method and system for performing multi-level searches includes a user device and a display associated with the user device. A guide system receives a content provider category for a first content and receives a global guide category different than the content provider category for the first content. A communication... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090030876 - Method and system for recording search trails across one or more search engines in a communications network: An automated method for recording sites accessed by a client in a communications network, the method including the steps of: detecting submission of a search query (10) from the client to one or more search engines; and recording a search trail (11) of one or more parameters of sites accessed... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090030886 - Method of determining similar attributes between one or more users in a communications network: A method of determining similar attributes between one or more users in a communications network (100) including the steps of: (a) determining (S305) one or more attributes of one or more users on a communications network; (b) comparing (S310) the one or more attributes of the one or more users... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090030880 - Model-based analysis: A system for model analysis, the system including means for accessing a model stored on a computer-readable physical medium, the model having a plurality of classes and associations between the classes, and a model analyzer implemented as computer program embodied on a computer-readable physical medium, the model analyzer configured to... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090030878 - System and method for creating user-specific directory: A system and method for generating user-centric directories including analyzing a plurality of relationships of a user. A contact directory for the user is defined based upon the plurality of relationships of the user.... Agent: Holland & Knight
20090030883 - Techniques for extending user-defined indexes with auxiliary properties: In one embodiment, a database server registers one or more functions included in a user-defined index that includes one or more auxiliary properties. The one or more functions are operable to generate index entries of the user-defined index for the one or more auxiliary properties. The one or more auxiliary... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090030877 - Three-phase single-pass efficient processing of xquery update: A system and method is provided for processing XQuery Updates on an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document. The XQuery Updates are processed in three phases. The first phase includes creating a pending update list (PUL) including all update operations to be performed on nodes in a fragment of the Extensible... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090030887 - Recording medium in which collation processing program is stored, collation processing device and collation processing method: A collation processing device has a document storage unit, axis transforming unit, automaton creating unit, and collating processing unit. The document storage unit stores document data having a hierarchical structure in which elements are sectioned by element identifiers. The axis transforming unit executes axis transformation on a search formula when... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090030897 - Assissted knowledge discovery and publication system and method: A system and method is presented for knowledge discovery that incorporate both human and computers to index, process, and communicate and share the knowledge and electronic contents. It also provides a platform for launching unlimited number of qualified and content reviewed publishing/broadcasting ventures. The system assists individuals for faster and... Agent: Hamid Hatami-hanza
20090030890 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and control method thereof: A broadcast receiving apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. According to the control method of the broadcast receiving apparatus, the broadcast receiving apparatus collects updated information from a network, and generates a display screen based on a comparison of the collected information with keywords or sentences input by... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090030898 - File search system, file search device and file search method: A file search system includes : a file analyze device including: a character string identifying unit; a first calculating unit; a second calculating unit; an analyzing unit; an output unit; and a file search device including a first obtaining unit; a second obtaining unit; an index storage unit; a file... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090030896 - Inference search engine: A system and method for processing an electronic query that includes defining a set of rules accessible to an inference engine and wherein the set of rules are configured for (a) parsing the query into one or more subsequent-queries; and (b) determining whether additional information is necessary to answer each... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090030900 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer readable information recording medium: An information processing apparatus uses a storing unit configured to store search conditions, search results obtained based the search conditions and importance levels of the search results in association with each other. When an input search condition has been stored in the storing unit, a search result and an importance... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090030895 - Method and apparatus for detecting predefined signatures in packet payload: A method and apparatus for detecting predefined signatures in packet payload is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of string matching in a network packet payload includes performing hash on a current search string received in the network packet payload to generate respective search string hash values, storing the search... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090030891 - Method and apparatus for extraction of textual content from hypertext web documents: Textual content is extracted from hypertext documents by generating for each text document a pruned document model tree of merged text nodes by removing selected tag nodes from a document model tree of the text document, calculating for each merged text node of the pruned document model tree a set... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090030899 - Processing a content item with regard to an event and a location: Associating a content item with an event is disclosed. A location associated with a received content item is determined. The received content item is associated with an event, at least in part based on an indicia of relatedness, other than the determined location, between the received content item and the... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090030893 - Query generation system for an information retrieval system: According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a query generation system generally includes an element rank and inference engine in communication with a computing system and a user interface. The element rank and inference engine is operable to receive a user supplied element from the user interface, the user supplied... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p.
20090030894 - Spoken document retrieval using multiple speech transcription indices: A method and system are provided of spoken document retrieval using multiple search transcription indices. The method includes receiving a query input formed of one or more query terms and determining a type of a query term, wherein a type includes a term in a speech recognition vocabulary or a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090030892 - System of effectively searching text for keyword, and method thereof: A system of the present invention stores: a first index which designates lists of keywords contained in texts from identifications of the respective texts; a second index which designates lists of texts containing keywords from identifications of the respective keywords; and the number of texts containing the respective keywords. Then,... Agent: Ibm - Arc Shimokaji & Associates, P.c.
20090030888 - Techniques for scoring and comparing query execution plans: Techniques for scoring and comparing query execution plans are provided. Predefined parameter types are identified in query execution plans and predefined weighted values are assigned to any identified parameters within the query execution plans. The weights are summed on a per processing step bases and the sum of the processing... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090030889 - Viewing of feeds: Feed selections are automatically arranged into a single publication, and the publication is sent to print.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090030903 - Automated collation creation: A collation creation process is provided to automatically establish collation support for sorted linguistic data. The sorted linguistic data is examined to determine if it matches an existing collation support. If not, a new collation support is created for the sorted linguistic data. The provider of the sorted linguistic data... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20090030905 - Method and system for providing links to resources related to a specified resource: The present invention is related to a computer-implemented method and system for providing links to one or more resources related to a specified resource. The method according to the present invention includes allowing a user to configure a relation comprising a matching criteria for the resource, associating the relation with... Agent: Scenera Research, Llc
20090030904 - Method for the approximate matching of regular expressions, in particular for generating intervention workflows in a telecommunication network: A list of elements in a set of elements is matched by means of regular expressions that define respective groups of elements in the set by approximately matching by means of the regular expressions the list of elements by locating recurrences of the regular expressions in the list of elements... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090030902 - Schematized data intelligent assistance for development environments: Intelligent assistance functionality is provided in development environments and/or other editors for schematized data. Input of a trigger character sequence can initiate an intelligent assistance box having data corresponding to a related schema. Thus, the intelligent assistance data can be dynamic as schematized data can change; the data can be... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090030901 - Systems and methods for fax based directed communications: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for responding to business related queries. As one example, such methods may include providing a communication direction associated with a particular business, and receiving a query via the communication direction. The received query is directed to a third party support... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)
20090030906 - Method and system for sharing data between subscribers of a multi-tenant database service: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for sharing data among subscribers of a multi-tenant database service. These mechanisms and methods for sharing data among subscribers of a multi-tenant database service can enable embodiments to providing controlled, limited sharing between the subscribers regardless of the physical location... Agent: Zilka-kotab, Pc
20090030907 - Row-level security in a relational database management system: An access control system provides multilevel and mandatory access control for a database management system. The access control systems provide access control at the row level in a relational database table. The database table contains a security label column within which is recorded a security label that is defined within... Agent: Sughrue Mion Pllc Uspto Customer No With Ibm/svl
20090030908 - Centralized management type computer system: A computer system for an easy system/information management. A client (100) and a server (200) are connected through a network (NW) so that a hard disk (240) or a server storage device is stored with a server holding type application program such as a menu program (243) to be operated... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090030910 - Information storage and management system and method for automating online requests and transactions: A relational database system and method for electronically storing and managing data, documents, and files relating to individuals, properties, vehicles, pets, assets, corporate bodies, and the like, to facilitate easy viewing, retrieval, organization and onward transmission of such information. The system enables a user to enter information into the intuitive... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.a.
20090030909 - Methods, products and systems for managing information: Methods, products and systems for managing information comprise a computer-based information warehouse comprising information files provided to a user on-demand. Each information file is assigned a unique identification (ID) code. Entry of ID code into code input device results in automatic execution of corresponding information file from the information warehouse... Agent: Gilberth & Associates, P.c.
20090030911 - Mobile multimedia proxy database: Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with a mobile multimedia database are described. One exemplary system embodiment includes a mobile database and logic for communicating media data from the mobile database to an enterprise database. The exemplary system may also include logic for creating a media service request and... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, Llc - Oracle
20090030914 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for presenting information: In an information presenting apparatus, a frequency of usage of each term contained in one text or more is calculated for each user who has implemented an operation onto the text. Based on the frequencies of usage of the terms, the frequencies of usage of each term are compared between... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090030918 - Collaborative development method and system: The present solution relates to a system and method for collaborative development. The method comprises a displaying of a reference corresponding to at least one information of a development work. Upon selection of the reference a rooting source is accessed for at least one information of a development work. The... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090030919 - Indexing and searching content behind links presented in a communication: Among other disclosures, a method may include identifying content in an electronic communication, the content including a link. The method may include characterizing content associated with the link and storing the characterization. Upon detecting a match of a characterization, presenting one or more of the communication or portion thereof, the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090030916 - Local computation of rank contributions: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can identify, store, and/or output local contributions to a rank of a vertex in a directed graph. The architecture can receive a directed graph and a parameter, and examine a local subset of vertices (e.g., local to a given vertex) in... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090030913 - Method and system for in-line processing of standardized text values: A method of in-line processing of standardized text values. A standardization utility defines multiple standardization rules in response to user input from a graphical user interface (GUI). The standardization rules correspond to text and integer data in a database. The standardization utility generates a Java class template for each data... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090030917 - Multimedia messaging service-based database synchronization: The present invention provides, in some embodiments, an MMS-based database synchronization method and system. The MMS-based database synchronization system comprises an MMS synchronization server, an MMS synchronization gateway and one or more MMS mobile terminals, wherein the MMS synchronization server is connected to an MMS center through the MMS synchronization... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20090030912 - Significance measure of structured clusters: The exemplary embodiments provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for calculating a probability. An input is received, wherein the input comprises a PQ tree. The leaf nodes of the PQ tree are counted to form a number of leaf nodes. A factorial value of the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090030915 - System and method for determining driving factor in a data cube: Method and system for determining a driving factor for a data value of interest in a multidimensional database, by collecting a context for the data value of interest in the multidimensional database. The data value of interest has dimensional levels with dimensional members outside the drill path of the data... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.a.
20090030920 - Xsd inference: The automatic generation of schemas for XML documents is provided. In an illustrative implementation, a computer readable medium having computer readable instructions to instruct a computing environment to execute one or more inference algorithms is provided. In operation, an XML document is processed according to the computer readable instructions such... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20090030924 - Device and method for generating a media package: A device and method direct towards the packaging, transporting and extracting of essence files, metadata files and service data files are provided. The device and method include receiving content files (e.g., essence and metadata files) and service files, the service files identifying an application to be applied to the content... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing Llc
20090030923 - Identification of shared resources: A method for identifying relevant shared resources for a requested browser criterion, the method comprising the steps of: receiving browser monitoring data for a shared resource, the browser monitoring data including an identification of a browser criterion; recording the browser monitoring data to a monitoring data store; parsing the monitoring... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090030921 - Incremental parsing of hierarchical files: An incremental parser for hierarchical files is provided where the file can be parsed into a tree representation. Changes to the file can effectuate incremental changes to the tree such that the whole hierarchical file need not be reparsed; the incremental change modifies the necessary portions of the tree, not... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090030922 - Method and apparatus for constructing efficient slepian-wolf codes with mismatched decoding: Disclosed is a method for constructing Slepian-Wolf codes, wherein the designed Slepian-Wolf codes are robust to mismatched decoding. The disclosed method for constructing Slepian-Wolf codes includes the steps of: choosing representative probability distributions from a set of possible probability distributions; choosing a probability distribution as a decoding metric; converting the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.c.
20090030925 - Clustering phylogenetic variation patterns: Data clustering is described for determining related components of the data. In one example, information on biomolecules may be clustered into groups in which the biomolecular data in a clustered group may indicate data that shares a relationship. For example, monomers of a protein molecule or a nucleic acid molecule... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090030926 - Composite nested streams: Reshaping of streams is provided to facilitate utilizing the streams without rapidly increasing memory requirements as the size of the stream increases. The streams can be pushed to alternative storage upon being reshaped, for example, such as to a persistent storage. If the streams lose structure, for example if a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090030933 - Display of information in electronic communications: Among other disclosures, a method may include collecting historical communication data and personal data relating to a portion of a plurality of communications, a sender of one or more of the communications or one or more recipients of the communications. The method may include depositing the collected data into a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090030927 - Method and apparatus for managing organizational resources: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing organizational resources. The process combines social group data with management information data to form social network data, wherein social group data is derived from interactions among a plurality of users of a social group. The process analyzes the social... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20090030932 - Methods for detecting and remedying missed opportunities in a social network: A method for identifying friend relationship in one or more on-line social networks includes creating a graph representing friend relationships among multiple participants of the social networks, in which the nodes of the graph represent the participants and each edge of the graph represents an existing friend relationship in the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20090030931 - Multi-source multi-network electronic service guide: A method and system by which a client device can gather ESG data from disparate sources and present them to a user in a unified manner via a single user interface provides improved usability of the ESG. A method for providing an electronic service guide comprises acquiring a plurality of... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation
20090030930 - Neuro-informatics repository system: A neuro-informatics repository system is provided to allow efficient generation, management, and access to central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, effector data, and behavioral data obtained from subjects exposed to stimulus material. Data collected using multiple modalities such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrooculography (EOG), Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), Event Related Potential... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090030928 - System and method for embedded expression assignment: A system for generating embedded expressions configured to generate a result. The system includes an embedded expression generation engine configured to generate a root expression, including at least one parameter. The parameter includes an assigned embedded expression configured to generate a result based on one or more input parameters. The... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Foley & Lardner, LLP
20090030929 - System and method for providing a virtual item context: A virtual item set representing a subset of items stored within an original data structure. The system includes a virtual item set processor configured to generate a plurality of virtual items that are a subset of items in the original data structure, and a virtual item set including the plurality... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Foley & Lardner, LLP
20090030934 - A system and method for providing tools within a human capital management system: A system and method are provided for instantiating tools within a computer application. The method includes defining a base class, base methods and base properties, wherein the base methods and base properties are associated with the base class. The method includes defining a tool class inheriting from the base class,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090030937 - Automatic management of dependencies between physical and logical elements in an application set: A mechanism minimizes the management issues of the participant objects of the logical target set, such as an application set. The mechanism maps the current physical implementation. The mechanism then identifies the target and extraneous object set locations to facilitate isolation. Thereafter, the mechanism optimizes the logical target set placement... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090030935 - Efficient stacked file system and method: An efficient stacked file system and method are disclosed herein. The stacked file system is capable of inserting a layer into a stack and ejecting the same from the stack in accordance with the requirement of the functionalities provided by the layer; thereby minimises adverse affect on the overall file... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090030936 - Method and apparatus for a publish-subscribe system with access controls: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for notifying one or more users of information. A list of one or more subscribable objects is provided to one or more of the users; a subscription request is received from one or more of the users based on at least one of the subscribable... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090030938 - System and method for providing data handling within a human capital management system: A method and system are provided for accessing customized tables in a database of a computer application. The method includes defining a data class, the data class to interface between a tool of the computer application and a table in the database, wherein the computer application is configured to automated... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090030940 - Display of profile information based on implicit actions: Among other disclosures, a method may include collecting historical communication data and personal data relating to a portion of a plurality of communications, a sender of one or more of the communications or one or more recipients of the communications. The method may include generating a profile based on the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090030939 - Image-processing apparatus, image-processing method, computer program, and computer-readable storage medium: The present invention implements a scan-prohibited function without deteriorating operability. Therefore, the following are performed: a scan-prohibited character string registration; the setting of a rate of object matching; an extraction process operation mode registration in the case where said string is included in print data; a scanning process operation mode... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090030944 - Contract-centric content system: A method and system to manage content is provided to generate an abstraction layer between a user application and content, based on a formal definition of content (referred to as a content contract). An example content system comprises a content bundle module, a user application, and a content access interface... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090030946 - Indication-dependent control elements: A method is disclosed for controlling the display of activation elements for tools for editing medical data on a user interface in a computer-based, medico-technical system. In at least one embodiment, the activation elements are displayed in an activation element area, divided into various segments, of the user interface on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090030947 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program therefor: An information processing device processes content according to an identified category for the content, the category being identified by first extracting characteristic data from the content. An extractor extracts characteristic data from the content. An identifying component identifies a category for the content on the basis of the characteristic data... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090030945 - Method and system for collecting and analyzing medical patient data: A method of generating a display reflecting some contents of a database includes retrieving values from the database, each value representing each of a plurality of factors determined to be indicative of a state of health. The values are analyzed to determine a first score indicating conformity with some identified... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, Pllc
20090030941 - Method and system for receiving normalizing content data in a content processing system using a workflow system: A methods and system for normalizing data in a content processing system includes a content receiving system receiving a content file having content file metadata in metadata categories associated therewith and an asset management system in communication with the receiving system and having a required metadata category list and a... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090030943 - System and method for processing data records in a mediation system: A mediation method and system utilizes a subsystem (300) for processing event records that at least potentially have a mutual relation. The subsystem comprises an in-memory database (410) capable of storing data, database interface layer (310) providing an interface to the database, a basic functionality layer (320) comprising at least... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090030942 - System and method of providing performance data: A method of providing performance data is disclosed that includes receiving a performance data request at a set-top box device from customer premises equipment. The performance data request identifies a first performance data measurement and the first performance data measurement is related to a performance aspect of the set-top box... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090030949 - Information processing device, information processing system, seriality verification device, and computer-readable medium: An information processing device includes a digital-information generating unit, an identifier assigning unit, an attribute setting unit and an electronic signing unit. The digital-information generating unit serially generates pieces of first digital information. The identifier assigning unit assigns different identifiers to the respective pieces of first digital information generated by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20090030950 - Method for exchange of upkeep-relevant information with a computer-supported, upkeep system: A method for exchanging upkeep-relevant information regarding a field device with a computer-supported upkeep system, which manages upkeep-relevant information regarding the field device in a database. A mobile, manually portable device is utilized, which has an interface for a wireless Internet access. According to the method, a wireless Internet access... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc
20090030951 - Programming apparatus and automatic data structure identification method: When data access is made to an address type parameter having structured data, of a sequence command that constructs a sequence program, according to a conventional method, a user has to refer to a data structure described in a manual to calculate an offset address; therefore, there is a drawback... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090030948 - Method and apparatus for matter-centric document management: A method and apparatus for providing a matter-centric document organization is described.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090030952 - Global asset management: A system and a method for managing data among devices, servers and systems by providing a logically unified and aggregated view of a user's digital assets including metadata from any system node or device. This invention describes a method supporting the aggregated view by using manifests. A manifest is a... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff
20090030953 - Method and a system for data migration: A data migration method is provided which can provide a user at a low cost with a function of migrating data from an existing storage when an additional storage is installed. A business application is operated by using a business server and a first storage. When the capacity and performance... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.c.
20090030955 - Automated data backup with graceful shutdown for vista-based system: A data backup device including a backup application is plugged into a data source running the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. The data backup device reports itself as a removable storage device to the Vista OS thus causing the AutoRun functionality of Vista to locate and launch the backup application... Agent: Gard And Kaslow, LLP
20090030954 - Management of multiple virtual data copies: More than two copies of data in a storage management system may be managed by directing at least one virtual volume to a receiving management class within the storage management system. Each virtual volume is exported to a third multi-volume copy, unknown to the storage management system, based on the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c. / Sun / Stk
20090030957 - technique for virtualizing storage using stateless servers: A technique for virtualizing storage using stateless servers is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for virtualizing a plurality of file systems hosted on associated file servers, wherein each physical file system includes a storage space in which a plurality of data files may be stored, includes self discovery of... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090030956 - Proactive space allocation in a database system: A method and apparatus for proactively allocating space to a logical layer of a database is provided. Allocation of space to a logical layer of a database is an expensive operation that should be minimized. The allocation of space includes discovering free space in all the higher layers in the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090030959 - Associative references in a garbage collected programming environment: Associative references in a garbage collected programming environment is disclosed. An indication that an object is not reachable from any root object. The object is kept alive if it is determined by a garbage collection process, based at least in part on data other than data comprising the object or... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.
20090030958 - Extended garbage collection: Extended garbage collection is disclosed. It is determined, based at least in part on data stored in a data structure accessible to the respective garbage collecting entity of each of a plurality of runtime systems, that a local object is associated with one or more external objects. The local object... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090024562 - Apparatus and method for selective loading in mobile communication terminal: An apparatus and a method for enhancing memory utilization by compressing unused programs and their system files are provided. The method for generating a profile for a selective loading of a terminal includes receiving a selection of at least one application program that is to be activated, identifying that there... Agent: Jefferson Ip Law, LLP
20090024559 - Context based media content presentation: The invention allows location and other context based presentation of media content while capturing new content with a mobile device. First media content is captured with the mobile device located at a current location. A current context of the mobile device is determined. Second media content is retrieved based on... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.l.p.
20090024560 - Method and apparatus for having access to web page: Provided are a method and apparatus for accessing a web page. The method includes searching a first web page for links and extracting path information of each link found; generating a link hierarchy composed of nodes, each having the extracted path information; displaying the generated link hierarchy; and receiving a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090024558 - Methods and systems for storing and retrieving rejected data: Methods, computer-readable media, and systems are provided to facilitate the storage, retrieval, and display of rejected data objects. Even when a data object is accepted on a user system, the data object may be rejected before reaching a backend repository if the user system and backend repository are asynchronously connected.... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090024561 - System and method for synchronizing service metadata: A system and method for synchronizing service metadata into a format for canonical representation of service metadata and publishing the synchronized service metadata into a metadata repository. The method comprises: receiving service metadata from a service producer; normalizing the service metadata into the format for canonical representation of service metadata;... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090024568 - Data skew insensitive parallel join scheme: A method for creating a joined data set from a join input data set is disclosed. The method starts by categorizing the join input data set into a high-skew data set and a low-skew data set. The low-skew data set is distributed to the plurality of CPUs using a first... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024572 - Estimating the loaded execution runtime of a database query: In a method for estimating a loaded execution runtime of database query, a database query for a database is received for a loaded database. Load information for the database is received. A prediction of query runtime tree is accessed. The prediction of query runtime tree is built from historical query... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024566 - Method and apparatus for facilitating distributed processing of database operations: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates distributed processing of database operations. During operation, the system receives a database operation at a distributed command processor, wherein the database operation includes a query language command. Next, the system performs a set of non-data processing operations associated with... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090024565 - Method and apparatus for masking index values in a database: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for masking index values in a database. During operation, the system receives a request to mask a column in a database, wherein the column is an index-column. Next, the system retrieves a tree which is used to index the column, wherein... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090024564 - Method and system for accessing a file system: A method for accessing a file system that includes creating a document index for an active document, identifying a similarity score for each of a plurality of stored documents to generate a list of similar documents, wherein the similarity score is computed by comparing the document index for the active... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p./sun
20090024563 - Method and system for estimating per query resource consumption: There is disclosed a method for estimating query resource consumption for a system storing a representative query resource consumption table. When a query is received, information of a representative query including representative resource consumption information is retrieved from the representative query resource consumption table, where a type of representative query... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, Llc
20090024569 - Method and system for managing complex database information: Methods and systems are described for storage and retrieval of complex data. An example method may store a first data item in a first data table included in a database. An aggregated data object may be generated based on preprocessing the first data table based on satisfying a predefined retrieval... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090024567 - Profile based set of plans for a database: A method for selecting a plan for a query is disclosed. The steps of the method include using a current plan when a query is invoked, where the current plan has a corresponding current profile. Determining when the current profile is changed into a new profile. When the current profile... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024571 - Supporting aggregate expressions in query rewrite: In one embodiment, a plurality of materialized views is stored, where each view includes a set of aggregate expressions. Storing each materialized view comprises identifying one or more disjuncts in the set of aggregate expressions, generating a set of disjunct trees that represent the set of aggregate expressions, and storing... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090024570 - User defined query rewrite mechanism: A database statement contains a table function. The database statement is compiled by a database statement compiler. The database statement is rewritten by replacing the table function with a replacement database statement.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090024585 - Component-based control system for collaborative exploratory search systems: Described is a component-based control system involving the interface and middleware layers for collaborative exploratory search. The components include modules for multi-user input and display capabilities, and are individually configurable to allow simultaneous manipulation of multiple search parameters and algorithms. In a collaborative exploratory search, a team of people with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090024580 - Compositional balance and color driven content retrieval: For each image in a collection of images, a respective model of visual weight in the image and a respective model of color in the image are determined. An image query is generated from a target visual weight distribution and a target color template. For each of the images a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024579 - Compositional balance driven content retrieval: Respective models of visual weight in images are determined. An image query is generated from a determined visual weight distribution. At least one of the images is retrieved from a database based on comparisons of the image query with respective ones of the visual weight models.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024578 - Delta operations on a large object in a database: A computer modifies data inside a database large object (LOB) of unknown structure without modifying other data in the remainder of the LOB. Insertion of new data at a specified location in the LOB does not require movement of existing data in the LOB. Instead, the computer is programmed to... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20090024591 - Device, method and program for producing related words dictionary, and content search device: Image data from a client terminal is sent to a server along with its tags. In the server, hop number between the input tags or between the input tag and an accumulated tag that is added to image data accumulated in an image database is counted. Moreover, appearance frequency of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090024587 - Indexing and searching of information including handler chaining: Embodiments are provided to manage information associated with a number of disparate information sources. In an embodiment, a system includes a data structure having a uniform metadata representation and a metadata handler for interacting with the data structure. The data structure can be associated with an underlying file or some... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090024576 - Method and apparatus for generating prioritized search results including an expression of interest factor for a limited supply system: The present invention provides for generation of prioritized search results in a limited supply system, which includes receiving a search request having search request parameters, which may be received through the Internet by a search portal and the search parameters may be the search terms submitted by the user. The... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20090024573 - Method and system for performing search on a client device: Techniques for facilitating efficient local search are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, a server analyzes a hierarchical directory of data stored on a data storage server in order to generate a binary data image including selected data from the directory. The binary data image is then communicated... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20090024592 - Method for retrieving content accessible to television receiver and system for retrieving content accessible to television receiver: In a system for retrieving content accessible to a television receiver (101) communicating with at least one search engine enable to retrieve the content accessible to a television receiver (101), a content service manager (120) configured to receive a content service display request for a chosen content service identifier comprises... Agent: Matthias Scholl
20090024589 - Methods and systems for accessing data: Some embodiments of the invention provide a user interface that allows a user to specify one or more attributes that should be included in a master reference data set, and identify which of these attributes should serve as enterprise specified identifiers that can be used to identify the particular master... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP
20090024588 - Methods and systems for searching for information: Methods and systems for searching for information. First, a classification code corresponding to a specific classification is received. At least a first keyword is selected from a plurality of keywords in a keyword bank corresponding to the classification code. Information is searched for according to the first keyword.... Agent: Quintero Law Office, Pc
20090024582 - Methods and systems for selectively providing default values to database requests: Methods and systems for handling database requests are provided. Default values for one or more database fields are stored in a default value file. A software entity can use the default values to complete a requested set of data when, for example, the data returned from the database is incomplete.... Agent: Ericsson Canada Inc. Patent Department
20090024575 - Methods for similarity searching of chemical reactions: A computer-based method for identifying at least one pair of similar chemical reactions between a plurality of reactions each related to preparation of at least one product from at least one reagent may include generating for each reaction a structural representation involving dynamic and conventional bonds and, based on the... Agent: O''brien Jones, Pllc
20090024584 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) network system and method: A real-time query processing system to locate and retrieve object data in a RFID network is presented. The object data can be located in any data stored on the network or may be data that is generated in response to the user request. The system is operated by a user-friendly... Agent: Dla Piper Us LLP
20090024577 - System and method for organizing, posting and searching information on a network: A system, method, computer readable storage medium comprising computer readable program code for posting and searching specific content on a network, comprising: providing an image, the image including a first characteristic, and wherein the image is indexed to a search category; providing a sub-category indicator, configured to represent a sub-category... Agent: Advantia Law Group
20090024586 - System and method for parallel graph search utilizing parallel structured duplicate detection: A method and system for performing a graph search, includes partitioning a graph into multiple independent regions that do not interfere with each other for a period of time. A state space abstraction is used to identify the independent regions. Then using parallel structured duplicate detection a search work load... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20090024574 - System and methodology for extraction and aggregation of data from dynamic content: A system and methodology for extraction and aggregation of data from dynamic content is described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is described for extracting and structuring items of data from content available via the Internet, the method comprises steps of: receiving input of a user specifying at least... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, Llc
20090024581 - Systems and methods for collaborative exploratory search: Described is a new framework that combines the best of both exploratory search and social search: Collaborative exploratory search. This system allows a small group of focused information seekers to search through a collection of information in concert. The system provides exploratory feedback not only based on the individual's search... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090024583 - Techniques in using feedback in crawling web content: A method for providing feedback to a web crawler is provided. A content processor determines whether a crawled web page is useful to an application. This determination is passed to a learning module. The learning module analyzes crawled web pages and the determinations of usefulness made by the content processor... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090024590 - User contributed knowledge database: A large open database of information has entries for commonly understood data, such as people, places and objects, which are referred to as topics. The database has a type system and contains attributes and relationships between topics. The invention also comprises a powerful query language and an open API to... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090024595 - Automatic expanded language search: A computer-implemented method can include translating a search query from a first language to a second language, comparing the translated query with content in the second language, and identifying content in the second language relevant to the translated query based on the comparing. Also, a computer-implemented method can include translating... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20090024597 - Forming web search queries from browsing annotated images: Systems and methods for annotating images with search queries are described. Systems and methods for forming search queries by browsing annotated images are also described.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090024599 - Method for multi-lingual search and data mining: A system and method for performing a search and retrieval of documents in a computer network is presented, wherein the user can conduct a multi-lingual search and receive results in his or her natural language. The system includes steps wherein a user inputs a query in a source language, and... Agent: Utah Valley Patent Services, Llc
20090024601 - Presence tracking and name space interconnection techniques: s
20090024593 - Query predicate generator to construct a database query predicate from received query conditions: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for a query predicate generator to construct a database query predicate from received query conditions. A plurality of query conditions are received, wherein each query condition includes a comparison operator and a comparison value for a database attribute, and wherein the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl
20090024596 - System and apparatus to represent, store, manipulate, and process metadata information: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable media to represent, store, and manipulate metadata. The method for representing metadata includes defining a map to metadata stored in a global database for each of a plurality of metadata containers, receiving a query for metadata associated with a file, determining which of... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090024600 - System and method for synchronizing languages and data elements: Data languages, executable programs, and user interfaces are synchronized by a database for storing data enumerations in a first language, a configuration file for mapping language neutral tags to the data enumerations, a user interface operable responsive to the language neutral tags for presenting to a user interface view selected... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090024598 - System, method, and computer program product for information sorting and retrieval using a language-modeling kernel function: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and computer program product for sorting and/or selectively retrieving a plurality of documents in response to a user query. More particularly, embodiments are provided that convert each document into a corresponding document language model and convert the user query into... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090024594 - Techniques for integrating disparate data access mechanisms: Techniques for integrating disparate data access mechanisms are provided. A user attempts data access against an infocube and its data access mechanism. Transparently, that access attempt is translated into a format recognized and processed by a relational database access mechanism to produce results. The results are then translated from a... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090024610 - Computer aided authoring, electronic document browsing, retrieving, and subscribing and publishing: Provides methods, apparatus, and systems for computer aided authoring. Included are: a method for browsing an electronic document, an apparatus for aided authoring, an electronic document browser, a method for retrieving an electronic document, a system for retrieving electronic documents, a method for subscribing and publishing an electronic document as... Agent: Louis Paul Herzberg
20090024616 - Content retrieving device and retrieving method: A content retrieving device has: a content storing unit in which are stored a plurality of contents that are associated with one or more character strings; a thesaurus storing unit in which is stored a thesaurus that includes vertical relationship information between character strings; an inputting unit by which a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090024613 - Cross-lingual query suggestion: Cross-lingual query suggestions (CLQS) aims to suggest relevant queries in a target language for a given query in a source language. The cross-lingual query suggestion is improved by exploiting the query logs in the target language. The disclosed techniques include a method for learning and determining a similarity measure between... Agent: Lee & Hayes Pllc
20090024608 - Determining a subset of documents from which a particular document was derived: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to determining a subset of documents from which a particular document was derived. According to one embodiment, similarity measurements indicating similarities between contents of documents are received. A subset of the documents that the particular document was derived from is determined based on dates... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024604 - Dynamic metadata filtering for classifier prediction: A classifier is used to predict relevant results with arbitrary filtering conditions specified by the user. The classifier model is stored as a database table and joined with a metadata properties table instead of calculating the query result probability using the full classifier model. A user-specified query based filter is... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090024612 - Full text query and search systems and methods of use: The invention is a method for textual searching of text-based databases including databases of compiled internet content, scientific literature, abstracts for books and articles, newspapers, journals, and the like. Specifically, the algorithm supports searches using full-text or webpage as query and keyword searches allowing multiple entries and an information-content based... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20090024606 - Identifying and linking similar passages in a digital text corpus: A corpus contains digital text from multiple documents. A passage mining engine identifies similar passages in the documents and stores data describing the similarities. The passage mining engine groups similar passages into groups based on degree of similarity or other criteria. The passage mining engine ranks the similar passages found... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20090024620 - Method and apparatus for providing search result using language chain: Provided is a multiple information retrieval apparatus and method using a language chain to provide directly executable multiple information when a search result regarding a query word is provided. The retrieval apparatus includes: an I/O display window inputting query words; a search button which approves the input query words over... Agent: John W. Renner Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar
20090024602 - Method and apparatus for searching a video library by genre: A graphic user interface is provided to allow a user to search an interested title among a plurality of titles by genre. In one embodiment, a list of types classifying the titles is displayed. A user is allowed to select one or more of the types to narrow down the... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20090024603 - Method and system for performing search using acronym: Techniques for facilitating efficient local search using acronym are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, a graphic user interface is provided to accept inputs from a user; letters successively entered as the inputs from the user are received; and titles are then progressively reduced and displayed in accordance... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20090024605 - Method and system for user and reference ranking in a database: A method and system for user and reference ranking in a database or index. Users may provide reference anchors to references and those may be rated by other users. References may be rated by users and the feedback of those ratings may dynamically alter a prior user's score or ranking.... Agent: Grant C. Yang
20090024619 - Processing video files using metadata and time stamp: A method for processing video data involves receiving data from a series of images and analyzing the data to identify geometric forms. The forms are stored as metadata of a first data level and are linked by time stamps to the images in which the forms were identified. The metadata... Agent: Imperium Patent Works
20090024607 - Query selection for effectively learning ranking functions: A learning system for a search ranking function model may include a computer program that iteratively refines the model using new queries and associated documents from an unlabeled training set. The unlabeled training set may include a set of queries for which the associated documents have not been labeled as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090024615 - System and method for creating and searching medical ontologies: A method for creating and searching medical ontologies includes providing a semi-structured information source comprising a plurality of articles linked to each other, each article having one or more sections and each article is associated with a concept, creating a directed unlabeled graph representative of the information source, providing a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090024618 - System and method for indexing weighted-sequences in large databases: The present invention provides an index structure for managing weighted-sequences in large databases. A weighted-sequence is defined as a two-dimensional structure in which each element in the sequence is associated with a weight. A series of network events, for instance, is a weighted-sequence because each event is associated with a... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, Llc
20090024609 - System and method for storing documents accessed by multiple users in an on-demand service: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for storing documents that are being tracked in an on-demand service. These mechanisms and methods for storing documents in an on-demand service can enable embodiments to provide the sharing of documents and the storing of the documents in association with... Agent: David Lewis
20090024611 - System and method for transmitting securities information: A system for transmitting information about securities comprising: a relational database and an analysis processor. The relational database is used to store a relational table that contains a plurality of relations concerning users of securities. When the analysis processor receives information about securities, the analysis processor determines a plurality of... Agent: Raymond Sun
20090024614 - Systems and methods for online content searching: A search engine that can be configured to combine information related to a web page (channel) or content file view and/or “click throughs” with revenue information in order to determine relevance of the various matched content listed in the search results, is disclosed. By combining revenue information with page view/click... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090024617 - Video player for exhibiting content of video signals with content linking to information sources: A method and apparatus for retrieving information relevant to tracked objects appearing in a display of a video signal is disclosed. The method is performed by a viewing computer having stored thereon an augmented display tool. In response to a user requesting the video signal, a content directory storing content... Agent: Victoria Donnelly
20090024624 - Determining top combinations of items to present to a user: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to determining top combinations of items to present to a user. According to one embodiment, data that includes information describing a plurality of combinations of records is accessed. Each record describes a plurality of items. The data is analyzed using a branch and bound... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024622 - Implementation of stream algebra over class instances: Creating and executing a distributed stream processing operator graph based on a query. The operator graph includes movable stream algebra operators for processing events received from high volume data streams. The operators are partially compiled and distributed to computing devices for completion of the compilation and subsequent execution. During execution,... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20090024625 - Method for automatically searching for information and video apparatus using the same: An automatic search method and a video apparatus using the method are provided. According to the automatic search method, the video apparatus deletes characters satisfying specific conditions from additional information which is received, and generates keywords. Therefore, a user may acquire search results without needing to directly input keywords, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090024621 - Method to set up online book collections and facilitate social interactions on books: A computer-implemented method for recommending books is provided, which comprises the following: receiving data representing at least one image of a collection of books; automatically determining at least one piece of standard information about the collection of books by processing the image data; and recommending at least one book that... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090024623 - System and method to facilitate mapping and storage of data within one or more data taxonomies: A system and method to facilitate mapping and storage of data within one or more data taxonomies are described. Content information is received over a network. The content information is further analyzed to determine at least one theme representing subject matter related to the content information. Finally, the content information... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20090024629 - Access control device and method thereof: Access control appropriate to each processing node is achieved by evaluating information published by the processing node. An access control device (4) ranks subjects of consumption activities by their trust values, and determines whether or not the ranked subjects include any subject whose rank is improved from the last time.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090024627 - Automated security manager: Systems, methods, media, and other embodiments associated with automated security management are described. One example system embodiment includes logic to collect, organize, and maintain data concerning electronic information resources, data concerning security criteria to which the electronic information resources may be subjected, and data concerning security risks to which the... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, Llc - Oracle
20090024628 - Home management, maintenance, repair, remodeling and redecoration system and method: Embodiments of the invention provide a home management system and method with a 360-degree virtual surface rendering application. Embodiments of the invention generate a listing of home improvement projects from the inspection report to be viewed through a user interface. Homeowners may manage, prioritize, rank, and educate themselves on each... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090024626 - Information processing terminal, content providing system, content providing method, and content providing program: The invention provides a content providing system for making it possible to use URL information retained in a PC terminal from a mobile terminal and store content acquired as the mobile terminal accesses any URL in the PC terminal. The content providing system of the invention is a content providing... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090024630 - Privacy information reporting systems with broad search scope and integration: A system for providing background check information to consumers diversifies a search vector by iteratively searching databases to obtain comprehensive identifying information while eliminating redundancies. Fuzzy expansion operators based on phonetics, misspellings, and other factors may be employed. The self-background check is intended to be used by consumers to safeguard... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge Pc
20090024634 - Adaptive file delivery with link profiling system and method: An adaptive file delivery system and method transmits a data file, such as an audio-video file, over a network or collection of networks in segments, each segment transmitted during a different time period. Each time period has a transmission portion to transmit its associated file segment and a wait portion... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090024635 - Data retrieval apparatus: Data retrieval apparatus comprises a base unit e.g. a geographic globe having a surface bearing a set of index information, and a pen-like operator separate from and co-operable wirelessly with the globe. The operator has a sensor for sensing the index information when it is brought close to the globe... Agent: Eagle Ip Limited
20090024631 - Digital content hub: There are provided methods and systems to retrieve search result information and digital content. The system receives input information identifying a plurality of data sources from which to retrieve digital content. Next the system retrieves search result information, over the network, from the plurality of data sources based on the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20090024636 - Method and system for securing user identities and creating virtual users to enhance privacy on a communication network: A method of enabling a real entity to access a service on a communication network using a virtual entity, the method including the steps of establishing a user account including at least first data corresponding to the identity of the real entity and second data corresponding to the virtual entity... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.
20090024632 - Method of and system for controlling private data in web-based applications: A method of and system for providing content and services includes web-based application that is hosted on a server. The application includes web-provided services and private data. The private data is contained in a data source. The application includes a place holder for the private data. The place holder is... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090024638 - Remotely updating a status of a data record to cancel a workstation deployment: A system and program product for updating a data record of a database to cancel a deployment of a computer workstation. A deployment status is changed from a starting status to a deployed status via intermediate statuses and then the deployment is canceled. From a decision tree stored in the... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090024637 - System and service for automatically and dynamically composing document management applications: A document management system applies relevant document analysis, metadata extraction, and business process association algorithms and methodology to automatically and dynamically classify documents for routing, processing, and executing customized business logic. The document management system accepts documents from one or more channels, classifies the document and extracts metadata, executes customized... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l
20090024633 - Systems and methods for remote deletion of contact information: An exemplary system for providing remote deletion of contact information includes a first device associated with a first user. The first device is configured to generate and send a delete request message to a second device. In some embodiments, the delete request message includes a request to delete contact information... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090024640 - Apparatus and method for improving efficiency of content rule checking in a content management system: A content management system (CMS) includes information in a document that correlates each element for which a content rule needs to be checked with the corresponding content rule. By including information in the document regarding which content rules apply to the elements in the document, the CMS does not process... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20090024639 - Data mapping and import system: A computer-implemented method related to a data mapping and import system is disclosed. A source file including a plurality of data records may be received, each data record comprising a sequence of data segments associated with source data. A target data structure comprising a plurality of target fields to which... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090024641 - Method and system for utilizing context data tags to catalog data in wireless system: A Wireless mobile communication (WMC) device may maintain user preference information, which is unique to the WMC device capabilities and the device user. The WMC device may modify and/or update the user preference information based on device use and information ascertained from applications running on the WMC device itself; for... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090024642 - Relational schema format: A Relational Schema Definition (RSD) language that uses metadata of the relational database to generate an implementation-neutral or implementation-specific format that represents the precise database structure and data. The RSD language is a declarative description language such that an RSD file can then be used offline in a disconnected environment... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090024643 - Multi-level compressed look-up tables formed by logical operations to compress selected index bits: A lookup is performed using multiple levels of compressed stride tables in a multi-bit Trie structure. An input lookup key is divided into several strides including a current stride of S bits. A valid entry in a current stride table is located by compressing the S bits to form a... Agent: Stuart T Auvinen
20090024648 - Contextual document attribute values: Metadata is generated that contains attribute values for a first document that in turn contains one or more key words. The attribute values of the first document are based on contextual information such as attribute values associated with other documents that contain at least one of the key words. Once... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.c.
20090024653 - Dynamic configuration and self-tuning of inter-nodal communication resources in a database management system: A database management system in which a plurality of nodes form a database instance, each node including a communication manager for dynamically configuring inter-nodal communication resources. The communication manager receives communication resource allocation requests from clients or a self-tuning algorithm. A resource self-tuning mechanism allocates or de-allocates memory blocks used... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP
20090024644 - Extended multimedia file structure and multimedia file producting method and multimedia file executing method: Provided are an extended multimedia file structure, a multimedia file producing method, and a multimedia file executing method. The extended multimedia file structure includes: a metadata section including a media initial object descriptor (IOD) field and at least one track pointer; and a media data section including at least one... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090024650 - Heterogeneous content indexing and searching: Embodiments are provided to manage information associated with a number of disparate information sources. Metadata and/or other information can be extracted from a file, data stream, or other information source. The extracted metadata and/or other information can be used when performing indexing and searching operations. In one embodiment, a system... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090024645 - Method and system for generating offline applications: A method and system for generating offline applications is provided. An application context for a business process is received. Based upon the application context, an application model is received. A user interface screen is extracted from the application model. A data object associated with the user interface screen is retrieved.... Agent: Sap Ag
20090024646 - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for generating a report indicating job availability: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for generating a report indicating job availability. According to embodiments, a method for generating a report indicating job availability is provided. According to the method, a selected assignment group is displayed. A number of status messages received by a technician in the selected assignment... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, Llc
20090024652 - Object relational mapping layer: An integration server system for mapping data objects on a database schema offers a strongly-typed model API, complex constraint management, and association balancing. The integration server system also has improved performance through optimized handling of ordered associations of data object and of string-valued attributes. The integration server system comprises a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090024647 - Product network management system and method: The invention is directed to an integrated computerized product lifecycle manager and requirements manager system for associating high-level requirements data with everyday product lifecycle management activities. The system includes a networked database comprised of one or more central computerized data servers, and a plurality of user computers (terminals, workstations) connected... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024651 - Recording device, recording method, computer program, and recording medium: There is provided a recording device for generating and coding metadata, the recording device including a metadata describing part for describing the metadata; and a coding part for coding the metadata described in the metadata describing part in a binary format, and generating coded data; wherein the metadata describing part... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090024649 - System and method to facilitate importation of data taxonomies within a network: A system and method to facilitate importation of data taxonomies within a network are described. Advertiser entities access a data storage module within a network-based entity to retrieve content information from one or more content taxonomies stored within the data storage module. Subsequently, the advertiser entities select advertisements targeted to... Agent: Stattler - Suh Pc
20090024654 - Multi-value property storage and query support: Optimized storage and query of multi-value properties is enabled by generating a base table for single value properties associated with a user-defined schema and a number of row-based tables for each different type of multi-value properties. By combining multi-value properties into row-based tables or even into compatible type tables, a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090024655 - Scheme-based identifier: Among other disclosure: a computer-implemented method of configuring a system for an identification scheme; a computer-implemented method of communicating an identifier; a computer-implemented method of processing a received identifier; and corresponding computer program products.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.c.
20090024656 - System for updating a navigation database: A navigation system including a navigation database provides efficient and accurate database updates. The system receives a modified version of the navigation database. The system identifies data blocks of the modified version that differ from the corresponding data blocks of the navigation database. The system generates an update based on... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090024657 - User interfaces and software reuse in model based software systems: In a model based software system, a set of business rules is scanned, and patterns are identified. The patterns are then compared, and similarities identified which indicate that software can be reused in the system. In one embodiment, identifiers of the rules are scanned. In another embodiment, usage patterns are... Agent: Global Ip Services, Pllc
20090024658 - Systems, methods, and computer program products to manage the display of data entities and relational database structures: Systems and computer products that present typically large amounts of entity information with a graphical display that efficiently maps the display of a large number of OLAP objects to related relational database tables thereby retaining contextual information about the data associated with the objects and tables. The efficient mapping is... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090024660 - Automatically moving annotations associated with multidimensional data between live datacubes: Techniques are described for sharing multidimensional data and associated annotations between software systems. As described herein, the techniques provide mechanisms for defining inter-application “links” for automatically copying data and associated annotations among databases associated with the enterprise software systems. For example, a system may include a first database storing multidimensional... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.a.
20090024659 - Automation tool for providing access to an electronic database for business intelligence: A method for providing access to an electronic database for business intelligence is provided. The method includes receiving a request to create a new universe to interface with the electronic database to access the electronic database for business intelligence, receiving an input of a first set of universe details to... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.c.
20090024661 - Location sensitive documents: The invention relates to an electronic document created, stored in or transmitted from a geographical location, wherein the document is franked with identification of the geographical location, and optionally with time and date and/or author of the electronic document. The invention further relates to a process for franking an electronic... Agent: Telezygology, Inc.
20090024666 - Method and apparatus for generating metadata: The present invention discloses a method for generating metadata, said metadata being associated with a content, the method comprising the steps of obtaining the uncompressed digital signal of said content; determining the feature data of said uncompressed digital signal, said feature data being associated with the features that can be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090024665 - Method and apparatus for processing data: A function control unit controls a function of processing data. An output unit outputs status information indicating a status of data processing by the function. A storing unit stores therein function information and next function information. A determining unit determines whether to execute a next function indicated by the next... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090024664 - Method and system for generating a content-based file, and content-based data structure: A method for generating a content-based file to be distributed to a mobile device, the content-based file being based on multimedia data and a mechanism for generating a user interface, from the multimedia data, to be shown on the mobile device, includes the steps of determining the type of the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.c.
20090024662 - Method of setting an equalizer in an apparatus to reproduce a media file and apparatus thereof: A method and apparatus to reproduce a media file including reading mapping information from a predetermined position of the media file, searching for a sound field effect file of the media file by referring to the mapping information, and setting an equalizer of the audio data on the basis of... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090024663 - Techniques for information security assessment: Methods for information security assessment and data risk scoring are disclosed. A disclosed method includes identifying a plurality of parameters relevant to information security of information systems, establishing at least two risk levels associated with each of the plurality of parameters, assigning a numerical score to each of the at... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP
20090024667 - Information processing device, file data merging method, file naming method, and file data output method: [Means for Solving Problems] A step or means in which a file is associated with a cell in a table format by, for example, pasting an icon representing a file, and related data to be simultaneously referenced along with the data in the cell with which the file is associated... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.
20090024668 - Method and system for document management and exchange: The present invention embodiments pertain to managing and exchanging documents. A descriptor is added to an original document, wherein the descriptor includes at least one document identifier representing a logical subject of the document. Modifications to a document being sent or received are identified based on comparing the descriptor of... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, Llc
20090024669 - System, method, and article of manufacture for maintaining and accessing a whois database: Methods and systems are provided for maintaining and accessing a whois database. In one embodiment, modifications to a registrar database that includes information about domain names are tracked, and based on the tracked modifications, one or more records that include modified information about the domain names are identified. Unique identifiers... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090024671 - Content management system and external data storage system data synchronization: Described is a technology by which a content management system (such as part of Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server) synchronizes data with an external (e.g., third-party) data storage system. For example, live video and/or on demand video webcasts may be stored on the external data storage system, but may be controlled... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090024670 - Fragment reconstitution in a content management system: A method and apparatus for improving the performance of a CMS system configured for bursting is disclosed. The CMS may be configured to automatically scan the CMS for unused document fragments and “clean up” the repository by reinserting the unused document fragments back into a corresponding source document. Thus, embodiments... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090024672 - System for synchronization of configuration values between a data base and its input utility: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for synchronizing configuration values between a database and a remote input utility by configuring the database for remote input and loading the configuration values to a control file at the server, and copying the configuration values to a control file at... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090024674 - Automatic file versioning: A method and system are provided to automatically and transparently version files across many desktop applications without requiring the user to take specific action to cause the versioning to occur. Previous versions and versioning information can both be stored using hard links, and the versioning information can be used to... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20090024673 - System and method for tracking documents in an on-demand service: In an embodiment, the shared documents are stored in a document management storage. In an embodiment, each file has an ID that includes version information for checking whether the document is the most recent version. In an embodiment, an application is downloaded onto the user system that automatically upon opening... Agent: David Lewis
20090024676 - Managing the copying of writes from primary storages to secondary storages across different networks: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for managing the copying of writes from primary storages to secondary storages across different networks. Information is maintained on a first group of at least one primary storage, at least one primary device managing Input/Output (I/O) access to the at least... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090024675 - Online tool for registering media: A system and methodology that facilitates online registration of portable electronic media containing sensitive information is provided. The system tracks, collects and logs information associated with the media shipments and generates detailed reports. Furthermore, the system analyzes the information collected and reported to measure accountability and to calculate risk. The... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090024677 - System for reducing overhead of validating constraints in a database: System for reducing the overhead of validating constraints in a database are provided. A target table and a source table are provided. The source table includes data to be loaded into the target table. Data is loaded into the target table from the source table including eliminating any logic to... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090024678 - Optimizing storage allocation: There is provided a method, a system and a machine readable medium to optimize storage allocation in a database management system. The method comprises receiving a processing step at a step processing module of an access module processor from a dispatcher module. The method further comprises determining whether a fast... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090024679 - Apparatus, system, and method for improving system performance in a large memory heap environment: A memory management system is disclosed having a first memory heap module that assigns newly created objects to a first memory category and assigns persistent objects to a second memory category. The memory management system further assigns infrequently accessed persistent objects to a third memory category. A garbage collecting module... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090018996 - Cross-category view of a dataset using an analytic platform: In embodiments, systems and methods may involve using a platform as disclosed herein for applications described herein where the systems and methods involve receiving a dataset in an analytic platform, the dataset including fact data and dimension data for a plurality of distinct product categories. It may also involve storing... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090018992 - Management of interesting database statistics: A method, system, and computer program product for managing database statistics are provided. The method, system, and computer program product provide for receiving a query for optimizing, collecting statistics specific to the query prior to generating any access plans for executing the query, and generating an access plan for executing... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090018988 - Method and system for creating semantic relationships using hyperlinks: A method and system are disclosed for creating a hyperlink together with an associated semantic link between a source entity, and a target entity. The source entity includes descriptive text. The system includes means for selecting text within the source entity, and means for selecting the target entity. Also, means... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090018993 - Methods and systems for optimizing data accesses: A method for optimizing data types includes the step of generating a data structure providing access to at least one data element, the data structure associated with a first representation of the at least one data element. A user is provided with a plurality of data types for accessing the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090018991 - Query rewrite with a remote object: A query statement, issued to a local database server, is re-written. The query references at least one of a first or a second object. The first object is remote with respect to the local database server, for accessing a first materialized view that is local or remote with respect to... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090018990 - Retrieving electronic documents by converting them to synthetic text: The present invention relies on the two-dimensional information in documents and encodes two-dimensional structures into a one-dimensional synthetic language such that two-dimensional documents can be searched at text search speed. The system comprises: an indexing module, a retrieval module, an encoder, a quantization module, a retrieval engine and a control... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick
20090018995 - Semi-supervised visual clustering: A clustering system includes a visual mapping sub-system configured to display an N-dimensional to two- or three-dimensional mapping of items to be clustered, where N is greater than three, the mapping having mapping parameters for the N-dimensions. A user interface sub-system is configured to receive user inputted values for the... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090018994 - Time series data complex query visualization: A system and method provide a visual based query interface for time series data to facilitate entry of n query reference patterns and specification of temporal relationships between multiple such patterns.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090018989 - Using sql extensibility for processing dynamically typed xml data in xquery queries: XQuery queries that include functions that operate on dynamically typed XML data are rewritten into compilable SQL constructs. XML data that is dynamically typed is XML data for which a specific XML data type cannot be determined at compile time and in fact may vary. In general, XQuery queries are... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090019006 - Apparatus, method and system for providing content of media server: Provided are an apparatus, a method and a system for providing content in a media server, and, more particularly, an apparatus, a method and a system for providing content in a media server, in which content in the media server can be expressed as RSS data which can allow users... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090018999 - Content management system that retrieves data from an external data source and creates one or more objects in the repository: A content management system (CMS) provides a way to include data from an external source as an object in the repository managed by the CMS. The CMS includes an external data mechanism that processes a document with a query to a data source external to the repository. The external data... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090019012 - Directed search method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for directing an internet search via a web browser using predetermined search criteria such as, but not limited to, predetermined criteria in the form of a searching requirement including the geographic location of the user (e.g., town or city), health-related search results, or any similar criteria... Agent: Eaton Peabody Patent Group, LLC
20090019010 - Document search device, imaging forming apparatus, and document search system: A search device is provided that extracts and stores field data from document data and displays a search result in a two-dimensional coordinate system whose axes are freely chosen by a user. The search device has a data input unit for inputting input data to the search device, a field... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090019001 - Inline view query rewrite using a materialized view: A method allows a query, which contains an inline view, to be rewritten to use a materialized view. The materialized view has an inline view that is equivalent to the inline view of the query. However, the inline view of the materialized view varies textually from the inline view of... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090019005 - Materialized views with user-defined aggregates: Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with supporting materialized views with user-defined aggregates are described. One example system includes logic for exposing a set of interface actions to support a user-defined aggregate in a materialized view associated with a base table. The materialized view may store both the user-defined... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC - Oracle
20090019015 - Mathematical expression structured language object search system and search method: A mathematical expression structured language object search system according to the present invention includes a mathematical expression structured language search engine (4) for collecting web documents having a mathematical expression structured language object embedded therein by a crawler beforehand based on a document tree structure of the mathematical expression structured... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090018997 - Method and apparatus for searching a database in two search steps: Search in stocks of data, particularly on optical media, is intended to be optimized in terms of the time required for the search. It is therefore proposed that the search be carried out in two steps. In a first search step, the entire database is scanned on the disk storage... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090019003 - Method for refining and selecting data repository members: A method allowing a marketer to reconstruct prior searches or select a number customers in a targeted selection range which were not targeted by a previous query. A user may choose a range of ordered persistent record identifiers to ensure selection of mutually exclusive sets of records. To ensure that... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090019014 - Multidimensional database structuring method, multidimensional database structuring system and information processing apparatus: Version identification information for identifying the version of content data stored in a multidimensional database is generated preliminarily. When the version identification information of a predetermined version, multidimensional identification information (information indicating the combination of members) and update data are received, the content data updated on the basis of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090019004 - Notifications in a geo-spatial social network: A method, system and apparatus of notifications in a geo-spatial social network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a community network of user profiles, each user profile associated with a specific geographic location, generating a display view to include a three-dimensional map view embodied by the community... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090019008 - Online shopping search engine for vehicle parts: Systems and methods for providing an online shopping search engine for vehicle specific products are described. One embodiment includes selecting a year, make, and model, selecting at least one product category, presenting at least one vehicle specific product based upon at least one query of a database using at least... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20090018998 - Performance of an enterprise service bus by decomposing a query result from the service registry: A method, system and computer program product for improving performance of an enterprise service bus. A cache is used to store collections of service objects where each service object includes service meta-data associated with a web service application. The cache may be accessed by the enterprise service bus to service... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20090019002 - Personalized query completion suggestion: Search query processing includes receiving a search query input string from a user of a mobile device and comparing the search query input to a personalized dictionary of the mobile device, determining a suggested completion for each match in the comparison, and providing the suggested completion to the user for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090019013 - Processing a content item with regard to an event: Aggregating a content item with an event is disclosed. An event is created based on a user-provided or a feed sourced content item. The user-provided or feed sourced content item is aggregated with the event. The user-provided or feed sourced content item is identified using a query to one or... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090019011 - Processing digitally hosted volumes: A content specification containing a data structure describing a digital volume to be incorporated into a digital library is received. A digital volume is a digital representation of human-readable content, such as a digitized book. Volume content of the digital volume is obtained based on references in the content specification... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20090019000 - Query based rule sets: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for processing abstract rule sets in a query engine. In general, the functions and Boolean logic incorporated in an abstract rule are analyzed to determine whether the rule may be processed by a query engine. As a result, the abstract rule as a whole... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090019007 - System, method, and apparatus for searching information across distributed databases: A master node includes a locality determining table that stores data structures of obtained items, types of conditions that the items should meet, and locality information; a plan generating unit that generates a search plan; a determining unit that obtains the locality information corresponding to the data structure of the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090019009 - Systems, methods and computer program products for searching within movies (swim): Disclosed are systems, methods and computer-readable media for processing a series of media files into a searchable format. The method includes generating a media database by processing each of a plurality of programs. The steps of the method include extracting a subtitle track from each of the programs, retrieving at... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090019018 - Database query table substitution: The subject mater herein relates to requesting data from a database and, more particularly, to database query table substitution. Various embodiments provide systems, methods, and software to evaluate requests for data from a database and make table substitutions in the request to reduce a number of tables queried. Some embodiments... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090019021 - Method and apparatus for creating an index of network data for a set of messages: A method for creating an index of network data for a set of message data, the index being arranged for searching the set of message data. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the invention includes: creating a set of dialogue records, where each the dialogue record is the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090019016 - Method and system for finding information in email upon obtaining search permission: Disclosed is a method for finding information contained in email, the method including linking a plurality of email databases with a computing resource operated by a primary user, the plurality of email databases including a primary database operated by the primary user and at least one secondary database operated by... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Endicott
20090019019 - Method and system for obtaining information: A method and system which allows for information pertaining to search requests made from an information source to be tracked with respect to whether the information provided is then used is described. In particular, the invention provides a method and system whereby contact information in particular can be monitored, to... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20090019023 - Methods and systems for managing data: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090019017 - Non-equijoin metadata: The subject mater herein relates to database management and, more particularly, to non-equijoin metadata. Various embodiments described herein provide systems, methods, software, and data structures to facilitate non-equijoins of data. Some such embodiments include a data store to hold metadata describing relationships between database tables. The relationships between database tables... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090019020 - Query templates and labeled search tip system, methods, and techniques: Methods, systems, and techniques for creating, managing, and using query templates to facilitate the execution of relationship queries are provided. Example embodiments provide a Query Template System “QTS”, which enables users, a system, program code, or other people or code to define search tips (i.e., predefined searches) through the generation... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090019022 - Rules-based data mining: The present invention provides systems and methods for retrieving, modifying, and managing data in a database without knowing the underlying database schema. In preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a consistent Graphical User Interface (GUI) to allow an end user to interact with the underlying database without programming or writing... Agent: Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP
20090019024 - Search bar with intelligent parametric search statement generation: Described is a method for generating a parametric search statement for finding a target document. The parametric search statement is generated in the text boxes of a search bar. A user action is performed in the text box. An in-place context menu having menu items responsive to the user action... Agent: Ibm Lotus & Rational Sw C/o Guerin & Rodriguez
20090019026 - Clustering system and method: An increase in information available to a user of computing technologies has a tendency to increase the number of topics that are similarly related. Given the large amount of information that is now available, it is increasingly likely that a first set of search results generated in response to an... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090019027 - Disambiguating residential listing search results: A directory assistance system includes a directory database and a search engine. The search engine is configured to search the directory database for a first set of residential listings based on at least one first search term. A second search term is received that is related to a cohabitant of... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20090019037 - Highlighting results in the results page based on levels of trust: A technique is provided for highlighting specific website information in a results page of a query that is submitted by a user. A plurality of webpages is identified that each satisfies the query. A subset of the plurality of webpages is identified based on Web activity of the user or... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090019031 - Interface for visually searching and navigating objects: Interfaces, apparatuses, and methods for searching and navigating a set of objects are provided. In one example, an interface includes a field for entering filter criteria for searching a set of objects and a display portion for displaying tiles associated with the objects according to the filter criteria. The tiles... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090019030 - Interleaving search results: Search result interleaving may be provided. First, a first list comprising online results may be received. Next, a second list comprising local results may be received. Then a subsequence common to the first list and the second list may be determined using a longest common subsequence algorithm. Next, an interleaved... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090019028 - Interpreting local search queries: A search query may be interpreted as a number of possible interpretations, and each interpretation may be explored before the results of the search are sent to a user. In one embodiment, a device may split the search query into partitions. Each of the partitions may be submitted, as a... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090019039 - Layered augmentation for web content: Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods (and corresponding systems and computer program products) that augment content in web pages with resources and provide the resources based on user interaction with the augmented content in the web pages. The disclosed embodiments analyzes a web page to identify a keyword, locates... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090019034 - Media discovery and playlist generation: A computer implemented method and system that generates a video playlist having recommended videos based on a user query object is disclosed. A user query object is used to search for a number of web pages. Summaries are generated for the returned web page search results. Valuable terms and phrases... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090019032 - Method and a system for semantic relation extraction: The invention provides a method for semantic relation extraction, wherein on the basis of an annotated training corpus having tokens with associated relational labels each indicating a relation between the respective token and a selectable key entity semantic relation between said key entity and other entities are directly extracted from... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090019025 - Method and apparatus for fast audio search: According to embodiments of the subject matter disclosed in this application, a large audio database in a multiprocessor system may be searched for a target audio clip using a robust and parallel search method. The large audio database may be partitioned into a number of smaller groups, which are dynamically... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20090019029 - Method and system for performing a scan operation on a table of a column-oriented database: A method and system for performing a scan operation on a table of a column-oriented database is described. One embodiment receives a database query that references a particular column in a table, the particular column being horizontally partitioned into at least one extent, the at least one extent including at... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090019038 - Pattern index: A pattern index can be created and used to searching for desired content in electronic databases. The pattern index can include a tuple pattern index containing separately identifiable and indexed tuple entries that are based on combinations of words within the electronic documents. The pattern index and other indexes can... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090019040 - Processing cross-table non-boolean term conditions in database queries: Processing non-Boolean term conditions in database queries. A query that is a request for data in a database is received and includes at least one uneven non-Boolean term condition that spans multiple tables in the database. The non-Boolean term condition is split into separate portions, each of the portions providing... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090019035 - System and method for trans-factor ranking of search results: A system and method for trans-factor ranking of search results. Any number of attributes of items in a database being searched may be synthesized into a uniquely suitable ordering that brings relevant and authoritative results to the top of the list whenever such results exist in the database. The manner... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090019036 - Systems and related methods of user-guided searching: Systems and related methods of user-guided searching using preference feedback from user searching to arrive at user-preferred ordered results from a large collection of objects.... Agent: Stoneman Volk Patent Group
20090019033 - User-customized content providing device, method and recorded medium: Disclosed are a user-customized content providing device, a method and a recorded medium. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the user-customized content providing device can include a content searching unit, searching a content set related to user's search query word; a user preference information requesting unit, asking... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090019043 - Data mining method for finding deviations in data: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for finding deviations in data. A set of candidate patterns is generated. A set of exception patterns that occur in the data less frequently than expected assuming statistical independence is selected from the set of candidate patterns. Data records... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc. Attn: Ibm
20090019041 - Filename parser and identifier of alternative sources for file: The filename for an unknown work, corresponding file contents, and information associated with the filename are parsed and analyzed and compared to information relating to one or more known works, which known works comprise at least broadcast television shows and other audio visual works. Information regarding the known works may... Agent: Newman & Newman, Attorneys At Law, LLP
20090019042 - Method of screening compound regulating the translation of specific mrna: The present invention provides a screening method for a compound capable of preventing/treating a particular disease, which comprises (1) a step for selecting one or more mRNAs whose regulation of translation can result in the prevention/treatment of the disease, (2) a step for searching for mRNA(s) having a sequence, in... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090019044 - Pattern search apparatus and method thereof: A pattern search apparatus includes a storage unit, a distribution acquisition unit, a hash function unit, a training unit, and a search unit. A cumulative probability distribution of the training pattern on an arbitrary axis is obtained, and hash function each of which divides a probability value are defined based... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090019045 - Syntheszing information-bearing content from multiple channels: A computing system and method receive a query; separate a plurality of information sources into individual elements of content (EOC); tag each EOC with metadata that indicate source, date, and other relevant information; pattern match each EOC; calculate the respective distance function from every EOC to every other EOC; and... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l
20090019046 - Multiple configuration item status value analysis: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for configuration item (CI) status value analysis for multiple performance monitors. In one embodiment of the invention, a multi-CI analysis method can be provided. The method can include weighting different CI status values produced by different performance... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090019047 - Concurrent directory update in a cluster file system: A method for avoiding directory conflicts across a file system having multiple nodes with one node representing a token manager. For each directory, at least one metanode responsible for directory updates. The method involving obtaining a name-based lock on a filename. Querying the token manager for a lock token. If... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090019048 - Document lock manager: A lock manager is provided for locking documents. In some implementations, the lock manger initiates a first lock on a document that prevents other users from editing the document while it is being displayed to the user. If edits to the document are made by the user, the edits are... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090019049 - System and method for distributing trade signals: A system and method for distributing trade signals is provided. The method includes, for example, receiving at least one trade signal from at least one trading strategy, constructing a first list of trades from the at least one trade signal, storing the list of trades in a database that is... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20090019050 - Method and apparatus for dynamically granting or denying access to an electronic calendar: A calendar system includes a calendar requester client and a calendar owner client that couple to a calendar server via one or more networks therebetween. In one embodiment, when the calendar server denies a particular calendar requester access to the calendar owner's calendar, the calendar server transmits a denial notice... Agent: Mark P. Kahler
20090019051 - Ubiquitous document routing enforcement: Users can create document(s) in any format, and then submit these to a pre-processor. The pre-processor cooperates with the “save” function. The pre-processor associates, such as through embedding or adding a custom stream or modifying an existing custom stream within a compound document or association via file descriptors or file... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090019060 - Creating online social learning communities: Distributing knowledge through a learning community includes creating a plurality of learning communities; for each of the plurality of learning communities, allowing creating a knowledge base by the content producers, allowing submitting content to the learning community by the content consumers or the content producers; sharing contents with the content... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090019063 - Finding and consuming web subscriptions in a web browser: A content syndication platform, such as a web content syndication platform, manages, organizes and makes available for consumption content that is acquired from the Internet. In at least some embodiments, the platform can acquire and organize web content, and make such content available for consumption by many different types of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090019058 - Method and apparatus for relaying communication between universal plug and play device and remote user interface client: Provided is are method of relaying communication between a remote user interface (RUI) client and a universal plug and play (UPnP) device in a home network. The method includes: searching for a UPnP action mapped to an RUI element corresponding to an RUI control message received from an RUI client,;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090019055 - Method and system for replacing content displayed by an electronic device: According to one embodiment, a method for use by an electronic device for automatically replacing a first content being displayed by the electronic device with a second content includes receiving user preference data input by a user. The method further includes detecting an occurrence of a trigger event and selecting... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20090019053 - Method for searching for and marketing fashion garments online: A method of generating clothing recommendations for a potential purchaser uses user-specific information to generate a list of suggested garments for the user and displays a graphical representation of the garments. The user-specific information may include recommendations from one or more friends, fashion experts, or other purchasers, optionally including information... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20090019056 - Method, sensor network, and sensor node for accessing sensed data: There is provided a sensor node, a network, and a method for accessing data from a sensor service. Sensor nodes comprise information related to sensor service(s) they provide and to services provided by other sensor nodes of the network, including description of external sensor services, the address of the sensor... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090019059 - Multiple storage class distributed nametags for locating items in a distributed computing system: Methods, signals, devices, and systems are provided for locating and retrieving files, objects, and other items in a network. Nametags are distributed through the network with the items. Each nametag may hold logical names identifying the item, names of the volatile copies of the item, and/or names of nonvolatile copies... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Novell
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20090019052 - Providing file system availability during local path failure of a non-server node: File system availability during local path failure of a non-server node is provided by generating a server database of one or more server nodes having access to a storage device of the file system. The storage device is accessed by a non-server node over a local path to implement one... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20090019061 - Providing information to a user: Providing information to a user includes: associating a code with content that is available to multiple users; storing data that associates information with the code; receiving the code from a user input received over a communications channel from a communications device; determining an identifier associated with the communications device from... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090019062 - System and method for providing universal profiles for networked clusters: Exemplary systems and methods for providing universal profiles for networked clusters are provided. In exemplary embodiments, membership in a first cluster is established for a member. A profile for the member is then generated that comprises profile segments associated with the first cluster. Membership in a second or subsequent cluster... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090019057 - Terminal and data distribution system: Disclosed herewith is a terminal for receiving data distributed from a host computer. The terminal includes a database for storing data distributed from the host computer and a schedule manager for managing the schedule of the terminal. Upon receiving an update request for the data stored in the database, the... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090019064 - Document processing device and document processing method: Conveying knowledge by means of a document file is facilitated. A document processing apparatus acquires a source file, and classifies text data included in the source file by the context on the basis of a given criterion. The data thus extracted according to the context is stored in a database.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090019065 - Heterogeneous data collection and data mining platform: Systems, methods and computer program products for collecting, storing, processing/analyzing, securely transmitting and presenting heterogeneous data within an open system architecture are disclosed. The collection of heterogeneous data from numerous remote collection points and aggregating the collected data for displaying in a user-friendly interface are provided. The systems, methods and... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090019066 - Hybrid location and keyword index: A method and system for generating a hybrid index for indexing objects based on location and keyword attributes and performing location-based searching is provided. A search system performs a location-based search using a hybrid index that indexes both location and keyword attributes of objects. The search system generates the hybrid... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090019071 - Blocking for combinatorial coding/decoding for electrical computers and digital data processing systems: Embodiments described herein may include example embodiments of a method, article and apparatus for compressing data utilizing combinatorial coding which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or for communication... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090019069 - Data coding/decoding for electrical computers and digital data processing systems: Embodiments of methods, systems and/or devices for data coding are disclosed. Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, data is coded and transmitted via an input/output portion of a computing platform to one or more other portions of the computing platform. An interconnect is employed to facilitate transmitting the coded data.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090019070 - Data compression for communication between two or more components in a system: Briefly, within a computer or digital data processing system, embodiments describe a method, article and apparatus for compressing data is described, which may be used for communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system, and/or... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090019068 - Decoder with reduced memory requirements decoding of video signals: A decoder decoding at a block level provided. The decoder comprises: a down-scalar receiving a multiplicity of blocks of data and down-scaling the blocks of data at the block level and storing the down-scaled data in a memory; and an output device for outputting the down-scaled blocks of data at... Agent: Frank F. Tian
20090019074 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus including: a correspondence determination unit configured to refer to respective additional information data included in a file and another file and determine whether identical additional information data exists; a size determination unit configured to compare a combined size of the two files with a reference size... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090019072 - Interoperable retrieval and deposit using annotated schema to interface between industrial document specification languages: In order to achieve interoperability between diverse types of computer systems for the purpose of e-commerce, a system and method are provided for retrieving data from multiple relational databases into an XEDI document. First, a DTDSA is used to create an intermediate format for the data. Then, an annotated interoperable... Agent: Anne E. Barschall
20090019067 - Method, apparatus, and program for inserting node: A method for inserting a node into a tree data structure is disclosed. An information processing apparatus represents parent-child relationships between the nodes in the tree data structure by means of “child->parent” relationships, which associate node identifiers assigned to parent nodes with the node identifiers assigned to child nodes of... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20090019073 - System and method for transcoding digital content: A system and method for transcoding digital content (e.g. web content) by correctly employing one annotation for multiple digital contents. This can efficiently reduce the workloads required for the addition of annotation data during the transcoding process. A transcoding system comprises an annotation database system for storing annotation data to... Agent: Tanekazu Taisa Intellectual Property Law Dept.
20090019077 - Accelerating value-based lookup of xml document in xquery: A method and apparatus for accelerating value-based lookups of XML documents in XQuery is provided. XML indices can help to optimize SQL queries of XML documents stored in object-relational databases. Certain SQL/XML functions such as XMLTABLE( ) use XQuery expressions to query XML documents. Previously, such queries could not use... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090019076 - Internet-based targeted information retrieval system: The invention is a system and process, whereby using source data, facts related to the source data are found primarily on the open internet. These related facts may be found on totally unrelated websites. The facts are indexed to create a high value database of profiles of individuals or organizations.... Agent: Mark Rodgers
20090019078 - Multi-sided media viewer and technique for media association: A system provides a multi-sided media viewer capable of displaying media assets from an electronic archival news and content database. Each side of the media player contains different information regarding the media asset. A primary side of the media asset may display a media asset related to an educational program,... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090019075 - Recovery of data and data processes: One embodiment of a data recovery management system includes prompt logic operable to prompt a user to provide information describing impact that an extended interruption of a project tracking system would have on an work unit that uses the project tracking system to perform a particular workflow process; a database... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090019081 - Integrating data from maps on the world-wide web: A method for integrating digital maps, each containing a plurality of geographical objects. A three-step integration process is presented. First, geographical objects are retrieved from maps on the Web. Secondly, pairs of objects that represent the same real-world entity, in different maps, are discovered and the information about them is... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090019080 - Method, system and computer-readable media for managing dynamic object associations as a variable-length array of object references of heterogeneous types binding: Apparatus, system, method and computer-readable media for organizing a listing of key pairs to increase the likelihood that key pairs more likely to satisfy database queries will be examined in the course of the query execution before key pairs that are less likely to satisfy a database query.... Agent: Patrick Reilly
20090019079 - Method, system and computer-readable media for managing software object handles in a dual threaded environment: A method and computer-readable media for managing software object handles in a dual threaded or multi-threaded environment are provided. In a first version a software driven computational process drives a first thread, while a garbage collector process drives a second active computational thread within a host computer. The software driven... Agent: Patrick Reilly
20090019082 - System and method for discovery of common information model object managers: A system and method is disclosed for managing objects in accordance with the Common Information Model. A CIMOM installation utility identifies directory services that are coupled to or included within the network or computing environment. Once identified, the directory services are extended to include an additional managed object of the... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP
20090019088 - Bioinformatic transaction scheme: Secure network transaction system obtains user-authorized genetic term or bioinformatic profile, and transacts online service according to genetically-based user medical or other risk determined therefrom. Insurance policy, promotional offer, or other service may dynamically address genetically-based condition. Bioinformatic data classifies user per personal mask which filters subset of user genetic... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP
20090019085 - Hot news neighborhood banter in a geo-spatial social network: A method and system of hot news neighborhood banter in a geo-spatial social network are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes identifying a hot news story, associating the hot news story with a specific geographic location, generating a map concurrently displaying a headline of the hot news story and... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090019084 - Method and system for preloading: The invention relates to integrating a first multimedia work and a second multimedia work to produce a combined multimedia work. The first and/or second multimedia works are converted into a common format such as SWF format, and the first multimedia work is converted to a sub-movie. The converted first multimedia... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090019086 - Method for matching color and appearance of a coating containing effect pigments: The present invention is directed to a method for identifying one or more matching formulas for matching color and appearance of a target coating containing effect pigments. The present invention is also directed to a system for identifying one or more matching formulas for matching color and appearance of a... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090019083 - System and method for adaptive decision making analysis and assessment: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for fact collection and analysis whereby relevant facts can be used in multiple implementations to accomplish due diligence or decision making processes, and used for automated adaptive quantification, assessment, analysis, rating and scoring of due diligence or decision options for a business, entity or... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090019087 - Universal container for audio data: Storing audio data encoded in any of a plurality of different audio encoding formats is enabled by parametrically defining the underlying format in which the audio data is encoded, in audio format and packet table chunks. A flag can be used to manage storage of the size of the audio... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.
20090019089 - Automatic reconciliation of discrepancies in asset attribute values: Discrepancies in two sets of asset data for an organization are identified and automatically reconciled. One set of asset data may be compiled using automatic physical discovery software while the other set is from a financial system of the organization. Automatic reconciliation is performed according to user-configurable rules and corresponding... Agent: Aka Chan LLP / Oracle
20090019090 - Method and device for producing recordings on storage devices: The invention provides an improved method and system for capturing live events or performances onto portable storage devices as high quality recordings. The portable storage devices may be removably connected to the system or in wireless communication with the system. The signal from the event may include audio and/or visual... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090019091 - Training, inference and user interface for guiding the caching of media content on local stores: The present invention is related to a system and method of caching data employing probabilistic predictive techniques. The system and method has particular application to multimedia systems for providing local storage of a subset of available viewing selections by assigning a value to a selection and retaining selections in the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090019092 - Abstraction based audit and security log model for increased role and security enforcement: Embodiments of the invention store log event records in a secure database log by encrypting information in a query, or in query results, that would otherwise be subject to unwanted disclosure (either from within or without a given organization). For example, an organization (e.g., a research institution) may allow a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090019093 - Partially replicated distributed database with multiple levels of remote clients: A method of and system for collecting, storing, and retrieving data in a data base management system. The database management system includes a master database server (4), at least one workgroup server (315), and a plurality of workgroup user clients (310). The workgroup server (315) is interposed between the master... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20090019095 - Map data distribution system and map data updating method: A map data distribution system includes a server which distributes map data and a mobile terminal which receives the map data. The server stores, for each area, the difference data between pieces of map data obtained before and after updated, and sends the difference data of map data of an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090019094 - Redirected updates on a backup server: Embodiments of the invention relate to data processing systems and more specifically to high availability data processing systems comprising a primary server and a secondary server. The secondary server may receive an update request from a client. The secondary server may perform one or more preliminary operations required for processing... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl
20090019096 - System and article of manufacture for mirroring data at storage locations: Provided is a system and article of manufacture for mirroring data. A mirror policy indicating volumes in a first storage system is processed to mirror to volumes in a second storage system and volumes in the second storage system to mirror to volumes in a third storage system. The third... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090019098 - File system mounting in a clustered file system: A method effectively preventing a requesting node from unfencing and mounting a file system subsequent to a failure in a cluster file system having a plurality of active nodes. The method comprising first upgrading one active node in the cluster to function as a cluster manager node. The cluster manager... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090019097 - System and method for memory allocation management: A memory manager for a system, a system that includes the memory manager and a method of using thereof are provided. The memory manager manages memory allocations in at least a memory. The memory manger comprises, a first unit configured for receiving a plurality of requests from one or more... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090012929 - Seek minimized recoverable streaming file system: A method for storing data, comprising the steps of (A) receiving a stream of data, (B) storing the stream of data in a series of data clusters each comprising (i) a predecessor link, (ii) a data portion, and (iii) a successor link, where the predecessor links and successor links are... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation
20090012931 - Data indexing and compression: A method of indexing multidimensional data obtains (302) a data set (210) describing features defined over at least one dimension other than time. Index data (212) comprising at least one value corresponding to the at least one non-time dimension is also obtained. The data set is compressed (306) and the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090012932 - Method and system for data storage and management: According to some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a method and a system for managing data storage in a plurality of data partitions, such as replica databases. The method is based on analyzing, for each physical data partition, the received memory access queries. Each memory access query... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20090012930 - System and method for a self-optimizing reservation in time of compute resources: A system and method of dynamically controlling a reservation of resources within a cluster environment to maximize a response time are disclosed. The method embodiment of the invention comprises receiving from a requester a request for a reservation of resources in the cluster environment, reserving a first group of resources,... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20090012937 - Apparatus, method and recorded medium for collecting user preference information by using tag information: Disclosed are an apparatus, a method and a recorded medium for collecting user preference information by using tag information. In accordance with the present invention, the apparatus collecting user preference information by using tag information, the apparatus can include a tag search unit, searching at least one tag of an... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090012935 - Digital content delivery systems and methods: Digital content delivery systems and methods are disclosed in an exemplary embodiment, a method for delivering digital content may include generating an authoring list based on an order for digital content and a target playback environment for the digital content. The method may also include generating a layout based on... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090012942 - In-store petcare information and advisory center: The invention is directed to a petcare information kiosk, for placement in a retail outlet for petcare products by a supplier of petcare products. The kiosk includes a searchable electronic database containing information relating to petcare, such as pet animal nutrition information, pet animal behavior information, pet animal health or... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090012939 - Information presentation method and apparatus: A method of extracting a keyword in synchronism with a “scene” or “corner” in a TV program that changes in units of second in synchronism with the elapse of time of first content, and an information presentation apparatus to search and display a predetermined form of content, such as a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090012946 - Information processing apparatus, and method and system for searching for reputation of content: An information processing apparatus, includes: an acquisition section configured to acquire content-related information; a keyword extraction section configured to extract a search keyword from the content-related information; a site search section configured to perform a search through the Internet for websites with a web page, and acquire information concerning websites;... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090012944 - Internet and database searching with handheld devices: The presently claimed invention relates to network searching and handheld devices. One claim recites a method including: from a first wireless device, wirelessly communicating with a second wireless device to determine whether the second wireless device has performed an internet or database search; receiving, at the first wireless device, information... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20090012936 - Management of data received by a mobile user or mobile users: An apparatus including: a memory storing a map having a plurality of access points at different respective locations on the map and storing metadata for each of the access points that includes data received by a user at the respective location of the access point; a communications port for receiving... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090012943 - Method and apparatus for supporting active documents: A tool is proposed for supporting active documents. In one embodiment, an active document may be opened in an application program executing at a first computer, the active document being in a format recognized by the application program. Data relating to a first active document may be received data at... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090012947 - Method and system for correlating information: A method and system for correlating input data that includes configuration data. The configuration data describes at least one hierarchy including a first hierarchy. Each hierarchy includes at least two nodes. Each node includes a value and is designated as an ontology end point consisting of a unique positive integer.... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090012938 - Quantum private queries: In a database query operation, a quantum private query (QPQ) protocol allows a user to determine whether the database provider has been trying to obtain information about their query by performing quantum superpositions of different queries in addition to performing normal queries. This means that, in addition to being able... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20090012934 - Searching for rights limited media: Searching for assets, such as media assets, that are available according to desired usage criteria. Assets are associated with usage rights specified by rights holders. The usage rights are represented by rights codes, identifying domains of uses and categories of uses within each domain. Domains may comprise advertising rights, editorial... Agent: Corbis Corporation C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090012940 - Sharing mobile search results: At least some embodiments of this invention provide for an easy way to share mobile content found as a result of searching and/or browsing on the Internet. Aspects of the invention provides software, systems (meaning software and hardware to run the software) or an exchange of signals with users to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090012945 - System for executing a query having multiple distinct key columns: A system and computer readable medium for executing a query to access data stored in a database, wherein the query includes a plurality of DISTINCT keys, is disclosed. The system and computer readable medium includes a capture module for identifying each of the plurality of DISTINCT keys in the query... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090012933 - System that allows law enforcement agencies or other users to be made aware of individuals with criminal records who have relocated into their jurisdiction or area.: A system and method that allows law enforcement agencies or other users to be made aware of those with criminal records who have relocated into their jurisdiction or area. The system and method is done by comparing individuals that have a criminal record against lists of individuals who have moved/relocated... Agent: Salvatore Verini, Jr.
20090012941 - Systems, methods and apparatus for assessing compliance and federating databases: Systems, methods, and apparatus as discussed herein, provide for enabling a user to select containers and parent level requirements to be retrieved. A navigation panel is provided that enables a user to navigate through the selected containers. A sieve module filters non applicable requirements in the containers based on the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090012948 - System and method for translating and executing queries: Methods and systems for converting standardized, structured queries into native business object queries are provided. The structured queries may be defined in a business object-specific structured query language (BQL). A BQL engine can translate the structured query into a query suited for use by the appropriate business object. In an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090012949 - User specific database querying method and apparatus: The present invention relates to the field of database technology, and to the automatic generation of search queries. The present invention provides a method of generating a database query, the method comprising: receiving a user selection of one of a number of predetermined generic database queries from a user; automatically... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090012952 - Apparatus and method for locating a target item in a list: Process for locating target item in a list including a plurality of items in sequence from 1 to m, including: (a) defining a range within the list including the target item, including: i) identifying a first item at location “n”, where 1≦n≦m; ii) identifying a last item at location “p”... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090012954 - Electronic profile ranking: A method is implementable in an electronic system coupled to an electronic device, which is, in turn, coupled to a display device. A web page displayable on the display device is served to the electronic device. The displayed web page includes a user interface comprising a data-input field. At least... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090012955 - Method and system for continuous, dynamic, adaptive recommendation based on a continuously evolving personal region of interest: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to flexible, user-adapted, continuous searching, on behalf of a particular user, for points of interest relevant to the user's current location within a specifically computed personal region of interest. In a general case, the personal region of interest is computed as a function... Agent: Olympic Patent Works PLLC
20090012953 - Method and system for continuous, dynamic, adaptive searching based on a continuously evolving personal region of interest: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to flexible, user-adapted, continuous searching, on behalf of a particular user, for points of interest relevant to the user's current location within a specifically computed personal region of interest. In a general case, the personal region of interest is computed as a function... Agent: Olympic Patent Works PLLC
20090012950 - Method and system for searching across independent applications: A method and system are provided for searching across independent applications. A first seedlist (202) is provided from a first application (201), the first seedlist (202) including a list of data items (211) for crawling by a search engine (220). The data items (211) are owned by the first application... Agent: Suzanne Erez IBM Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept.
20090012956 - Retrieval of structured documents: This disclosure relates to performing a query for a search term of a database containing a plurality of structured documents. Those structured documents that do not include the search term are ferreted or filtered out during an initial search. Matched structured documents which are those structured documents that do contain... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090012951 - System and method for efficient issuance of queries: System and method for efficient issuance of queries, such as DirXML script queries, by a policy for a value of an attribute of an object of the target system are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises, responsive to issuance by a policy of a query for a value of... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090012958 - Multiple string searching using ternary content addressable memory: A method and apparatus for multiple string searching using a ternary content addressable memory. For one embodiment, the method includes receiving a text string having a plurality of characters and performing an unanchored search of a database of a stored patterns matching one or more characters of the text string... Agent: Daniel E. Ovanezian Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090012957 - System and method for searching strings of records: System and method for detecting the inclusion of strings of words (records) in an input string of words. In a preparation phase, the records are pre-processed. Each record is represented by a string of chunks, each chunk composed of a pre-defined number of words. Each chunk found in at least... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC
20090012959 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing presentation of a media collection: An apparatus for providing presentation of a media collection may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to receive a selection of a first attribute and a second attribute, and arrange multimedia content for display on a grid having a first axis corresponding to the first attribute... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090012960 - Process and methodology to maintain consistency across disparate interfaced systems: A process and methodology are disclosed to maintain consistency across disparate systems. An interface is provided comprised of a fulfillment client in which to place orders, a middleware to pass data, manufacturing and shipment systems to process orders, and a shipping and packing information repository system to house data. The... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090012961 - System and method for deepening group bonds by granting access to a data structure: A method having the steps of granting, to a first client, access to a data structure; granting, to a second client, access to the data structure; transmitting, if the first client has caused a write operation on the data structure, a communication to the second client; and transmitting, if the... Agent: Paul D. Greeley Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20090012967 - Content providing system based on media playback apparatus: A content providing system based on a media playback apparatus capable of reading a content reception information stored in a storage media to provide a multimedia content to a user is disclosed. In accordance with the system, an advertisement or a promotion of a product is possible by distributing a... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090012968 - Medical image management system: Disclosed a medical image management system including: a plurality of image storing members; a setting member to set configuration information on the produced medical image; an image management information storing member to store image management information; a multi-storing processing member to perform multi-storing of the medical image into the set... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090012963 - Method and apparatus for providing heterogeneous resources for client systems: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that provides heterogeneous resources for client systems. During operation, the system maintains a stateful resource database that tracks heterogeneous resources in a given environment. The system receives requests from client systems, and in response to the requests searches for a heterogeneous... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090012966 - Network configuration restoration method and system: The present invention provides a network configuration restoration method and system which can perform restoration by copying past configuration files in a short time. An updating judging unit 304 judges updating of each network device by comparing an acquired configuration file and a registered configuration file linked to a first... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090012965 - Network content objection handling system and method: A system and method for distribution of one or more content items to one or more users over a network, such as the Internet. One or more users that access a content item may provide an indication of objection to the content item. The content item may be flagged for... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
20090012964 - Shadow community producing system matched to a variable area of an internet base and method of the same: The present invention provides a shadow community producing system matched to a variable area of an internet base and a method of the same, which allows users connecting with unspecified web sites of an internet base to arbitrarily and automatically construct a community area in the web sites in real... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20090012962 - Smart store and forward dbms statement collating system: One or more embodiments of the invention enable a smart store and forward DBMS statement collating system. The system may be utilized with any database implementation by coupling computer readable program code to the interface layer of the database, generally the lowest layer of software that accesses the database. The... Agent: Sap_dlg
20090012973 - Apparatus and method for importing content including plural pieces of usage constraint information: Provided are a method and apparatus for generating separate rule data using a database management system (DBMS) based language in order to efficiently manage usage rules of content. The method of providing usage rule data of content included in a mobile storage medium connected to a content reproduction device, the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090012976 - Data tree storage methods, systems and computer program products using page structure of flash memory: A tree data structure is stored in a flash memory device by storing a leaf node and an index node comprising a pointer to the leaf node in a same page of the flash memory device, which may be read on a per-page basis. A modified version of the leaf... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090012975 - Portable electronic device and file management method for use in portable electronic device: A first decision is made as to whether or not to make access to a first file defined by a first file management information, of the plurality of items of file management information having the same file identification information, which has file use order information indicating that the first file... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090012970 - Root cause analysis using interactive data categorization: The automatically-suggested lower-level categories are presented to the user, and direction with respect to the automatically-suggested lower-level categories is accepted from the user. A hierarchical structure representing the categories is constructed responsively to the direction, by dividing the category into the lower-level categories. Output based on the hierarchical structure is... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20090012971 - Similarity matching of products based on multiple classification schemes: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090012977 - System for estimating cardinality in a database system: A system for estimating cardinalities for a plurality of columns in a database system is disclosed. The system include obtaining statistics collected for the plurality of columns. A first portion of the statistics indicates at least one relationship between at least a portion of the plurality of columns, while a... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090012972 - System for processing unstructured data: A device can be used for the processing of unstructured data and for the storage of related metadata. The data is classified and a rule is applied by means of which at least one parameter is defined in a data-specific manner and based on the classification result. The parameter includes... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20090012974 - System for storing documents in a repository: A system for storing documents in a repository includes a repository for storing data representing a document. An interface processor receives and stores document data representing a first document and an associated document identifier. A document processor automatically parses and processes the received document data to identify and store data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090012969 - Systems and processes for evaluating webpages: Systems and methods may manage webpages in a set of webpages. The set of webpages may include webpages in an intranet and/or an extranet of an enterprise. Queries may be performed on the webpages and a list of results determined based at least in part on query terms and webpage... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090012980 - Efficient query processing of merge statement: Disclosed are systems and methods for optimization and efficient processing of MERGE statements. MERGE allows performing a mix of inserts, updates, and deletes in a single statement, and introduces new challenges compared to legacy DML statements, where the kind of action to be performed is hard-coded and known at compile... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20090012981 - Method and system for system migration: A system transition support system guides design of a new system comprised of merged items from a source system and a destination system. The configuration management database (CMDB) provides hardware and software configuration information inherent to each system. A system configuration optimization module is in communication with the CMDB and... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
20090012984 - Method for organizing large numbers of documents: A computer product including a data structure for organizing of a plurality of documents, and capable of being utilized by a processor for manipulating data of the data structure and capable of displaying selected data on a display unit. The data structure includes a plurality of directionally interlinked nodes, each... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090012978 - Method for reducing size of a digital audio, image or video file: The inventive method makes it possible to reduce the size of a digital audio, image and/or video file in such a way that a reduced number of representative data needed for reformatting a file is transmitted to a receiving entity encoder. Said method consists in assigning references of at least... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090012979 - Methods and systems for partitioning of datasets for retail sales and demand chain management analysis: A partitioning system that provides a fast, simple and flexible method for partitioning a dataset. The process, executed within a computer system, retrieves product and sales data from a data store. Data items are selected and sorted by a data attribute of interest to a user and a distribution curve... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090012982 - System and method for enabling parallel access to serially compressed files: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for generating a compressed data file providing access to one or more selected portions of data contained within the data file. The file is partitioned into one or more chunks, a given chunk comprising a separate unit of data representing a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20090012983 - System and method for federated member-based data integration and reporting: Method and system for integrating data between source data and a target application processing target data. A declarative data integration specification including a lineage information linking a source dimensional member of the source data and a target dimensional member of the target data is defined. A data movement specification using... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090012985 - Transcoder: A transcoder includes transcoder modules 12 and 13 which convert the formats of contents stored in servers 2 and 3 into formats which can be supported by a renderer 4, respectively, and an internal controller 11 for comparing the format of each content stored in the servers 2 and 3... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090012986 - Database interface generator: Enables a database generator interface configured to map complex constructs and semantics so internal complexities are hidden while providing efficient internal storage and speed. Extracts and analyzes complex relationships in database and exposes schema as XSD to allow for external interfacing. Presents a list of tables and fields that exist... Agent: Sap_dlg
20090012987 - Method and system for delivering role-appropriate policies: A method of delivering role-appropriate policies. A policy management utility registers a policy in a policy directory that includes a pointer corresponding to a data storage location of the policy and metadata corresponding to the policy. The policy management utility stores the metadata and the pointer in the policy directory,... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090012988 - Social network for affecting personal behavior: A social network for affecting personal behavior is provided. The psychological and behavioral progress of a registered user of the social network is maintained. The social network provides the registered user with friends who can track the user's progress and encourage the user by communications with the user. The friends... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20090012990 - System and program for joining source table rows with target table rows: Disclosed is a data processing system, and an article of manufacturing for use with the data processing system. The data processing system joins rows associated with a column of a source table with rows associated with a column of a target table. The data processing system includes a source node... Agent: Sughrue Mion PLLC Uspto Customer No With Ibm/svl
20090012989 - System level applications of adaptive computing (slaac) technology: An API (Application Programming Interface) for an adaptive computing system (ACS) may be used to create a system for performing an application on different types of ACS platforms. The API may be used to generate a system object including a host and a number of nodes and channels. A system... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20090012992 - Digital content metadata registry systems and methods: The present invention relates to the field of data management and publishing. In particular, this invention relate to an identification registry method for use in storing, retrieving, aggregating, and associating identifiers for digital content. The method comprises steps of maintaining a content registry of digital content records corresponding to digital... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC
20090012991 - System and method for providing information tagging in a networked system: A computer-implemented system and method for providing information tagging in a networked system is disclosed. The apparatus in an example embodiment includes a tag engine configured to process a database of categorized product listings; to receive a user-provided tag associated with at least one of the product listings; to retain... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090012993 - Using viewtypes for accessing instance data structured by a base model: Disclosed is a technique for manipulating instance data of a base model. A ViewType, a root object representing an object of the base model, and an operation are received. Whether the ViewType and the root object are compatible is determined. When the ViewType and the root object are compatible, the... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090012994 - System and program for optimization of temporal and spatial data processing: Disclosed is a system and program for processing temporal data. A spatial query is received specifying a mapping function that identifies a set of temporal values for one or more objects. Geographic positions are automatically extracted from each set of temporal values for each of the one or more objects.... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090012997 - Cmdb-based policy propagation: A configuration management database (CMDB) that associates a policy with a configuration item (CI) in the CMDB. The policy contains an “applies to” field and a “type descriptor”. When a relationship is created between the CI and a second CI in the CMDB, the policy is associated with the second... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20090013003 - Connection method and connection system for internet access by communication device: A connection method for Internet access by a communication device is provided, and the connection method includes the step of searching for a communication device with a mobile Internet access function and connecting the selected communication device. The present invention includes the step of setting dial-up network of the connected... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090012998 - Electronic data management: A method of electronically administering instructions, includes receiving a new instruction; creating new instruction metadata from the new instruction; comparing the new instruction metadata to a data set of existing instruction metadata to identify existing instructions corresponding to the new instruction; determining whether the new instruction metadata indicates that the... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090013000 - Interaction information processing apparatus and interaction information processing method: To provide an interaction information processing apparatus capable of easily performing addition and deletion of a scenario, and of suitably executing processing contents, even when a plurality of events are simultaneously input. The interaction information processing apparatus includes: a net status table 10 which stores a net status of each... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090012995 - Method and apparatus for capture and distribution of broadband data: A system and method for preparing for distribution to, distributing to and/or use by one or more devices broadband data associated with intelligence information garnered from an aerial vehicle (“AV”): The method may include obtaining from sensors coupled to the AV video depicting an area of surveillance, obtaining metadata associated... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.
20090013002 - Method for content recommendation: A method for content recommendation for a user, wherein a song or a video is recommended to the user and a confidence measure is determined for the recommended song. The confidence measure is displayed to the user, so the user may get more confidence into the recommendation of the system.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090012999 - Pushing a targeted audience to a particular location: A method for pushing a targeted audience to a specific location includes identifying an entity having a connection to the targeted audience and agreeing to enter into a Targeted Audience Initiator arrangement with the entity. The entity is then providing with materials for pushing members of the targeted audience to... Agent: Patrick R. Scanlon Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP
20090012996 - Syndication optimization system: Aspects of the present invention include automating the process of determining the optimal channels for syndicating content. The automation process can be based on a plurality of factors weighted in accordance with a user's preferences. A further aspect of the present invention calls for dynamically updating the process of channel... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20090013004 - System and method for the characterization, selection and recommendation of digital music and media content: The present inventions relate to systems and methods for characterizing, selecting, and recommending digital music and content to users. More particularly, the present invention discloses a song recommendation engine which uses mathematical algorithms to analyze digital music compositions for determining characteristics of the song, matching the analysis to a user's... Agent: Manatt Phelps And Phillips Robert D. Becker
20090013001 - System and method for transmitting multimedia contents: A method of communicating on a mobile communication terminal. The method includes inputting category information identifying a category of contents, providing a list of content information on a server corresponding to the input category information, wherein a content information indicates a portion of a content that the mobile communication terminal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090013005 - File or directory name generation method and device thereof: A name generation method for generating a name to be assigned to a file or directory including the step of combining date information identifiable to a user with ID code including the time information for specifying the time of processing, said time information being set on the upper node side... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090013006 - Systems and methods for adaptive scheduling of references to documents: A method for determining documents to display on a web page may be utilized for adaptive scheduling of references to documents. A popularity or selection weight of a document may be monitored. The popularity or selection weight may be used to determine when to display that document and may be... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090013007 - System and method for collection and analysis of server log files: A method of handling log files in a network with multiple servers, including, installing an agent application on each server in the network, collecting log files on each server by the agent application, defining a uniform format for providing the log files to a central server, transforming the log files... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20090013008 - Computer system, managing computer and recovery management method: The invention provides a method for computing the appropriate capacity of a journal volume based on the operating patterns of backup and recovery performed by the user, and composing a recovery system that enables recovery to be performed in a short time using journals. The invention provides a computer system... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090013010 - Method and approach to hosting versioned web services: A method for hosting versioned web services includes steps of: receiving a request from a service requester, the request comprising version metadata; parsing the request; extracting the version metadata from the parsing step; and locating a target implementation version using the version metadata. If the target implementation version is located,... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.
20090013011 - System and method for tracking documents in an on-demand service: In an embodiment, the shared documents are stored in a document management storage. In an embodiment, each file has an ID that includes version information for checking whether the document is the most recent version. In an embodiment, an application is downloaded onto the user system that automatically upon opening... Agent: David Lewis
20090013009 - Using differential file representing differences of second version of a file compared to first version of the file: A differential file based on a second version of a file compared to a first version of the file is generated. The differential file is smaller in size than the first and second versions of the file. The differential file represents differences of the second version of the file compared... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20090013012 - Journal management method in cdp remote configuration: A first storage system specifies a journal to be transferred in accordance with a time period for retaining write data in update (write) units of data in a second storage system, and transfers this journal to the second storage system. Data for which the retention period has expired is transferred... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090013014 - Method, system, and article of manufacture for mirroring data at storage locations: Provided are a system and article of manufacture for mirroring data. A mirror policy indicating volumes in a first storage system is processed to mirror to volumes in a second storage system and volumes in the second storage system to mirror to volumes in a third storage system. The third... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090013013 - System and artcile of manifacture performing scheduled backups of a backup node associated with plurality of agent nodes: Provided are a system and article of manufacture for performing scheduled backups of a backup node associated with a plurality of agent nodes. Backup data sets on at least one machine in a network are associated with a backup node and a plurality of agent nodes in the network are... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090013015 - System and article of manufacture for transparent autonomic data replication improving access performance for a storage area network aware file system: Techniques are provided for distributing data. It is determined that a source storage device is becoming a bottleneck. One or more blocks to be moved from the source storage device to one or more other storage devices are identified. The one or more other storage devices are selected. Copy services... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090013016 - System and method for processing data for data security: System and method for processing data for data security. A method for encrypting a data file includes a step for providing an input file, which can be characterized by an input length, and providing a number of output files that include a first output file and a second output file.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090013017 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for optimizing virtual machine memory consumption: A method, system, and computer program product for optimizing virtual machine (VM) memory consumption are provided. The method includes monitoring VM accesses to a plurality of objects in a heap, and identifying a dead object among the objects in the heap. The method also includes copying the dead object to... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090006309 - Cluster processing of an aggregated dataset: Systems and methods are presented that may involve receiving a aggregated dataset, wherein the aggregated dataset includes data from a panel data source, a fact data source, and a dimension data source that have been associated with a standard population database. The process may also involve storing the aggregated data... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090006310 - Stream data processing method and stream data processing system: In order to make real time and the avoidance of risk compatible according to the contents of processing by an application, an index ID applying module applies an index computed utilizing streams before and after stream data to the stream data, computes the index again according to a stream that... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090006307 - System and method for collecting installed software application data: A method and system for collecting installed application data from a computer system. The method includes scanning a file system of the computer system to produce file system data, and scanning an installed application database of the computer system to produce installed application data. The method further includes collecting system... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090006308 - Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products for downloading content for offline browsing: Systems, methods, devices and computer program products are provided for: receiving an indication that an electronic device is to be communicatively disconnected from a network; downloading information from the network in response to the received indication, but before the electronic device is disconnected from the network; and storing the downloaded... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090006311 - Automated system to improve search engine optimization on web pages: A system and method for automated search engine optimization (SEO) are disclosed. The automated SEO may analyze search query logs, or a search log database to determine popular concepts/units which may be automatically utilized to optimize a site or page for search engine results. The site or page is edited... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090006319 - Data visualization system with axis binding: In one general aspect, the application discloses a data visualization method that includes accessing data tables and receiving an axis binding definition for a particular visualization that relates values in a first of the tables to sets of fields in a second of the tables. A marking indication can then... Agent: Kristofer E. Elbing
20090006312 - Determination of time dependency of search queries: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090006313 - Forecasting search queries based on time dependencies: Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090006314 - Index exploitation: Various embodiments of a computer-implemented method, computer program product, and data processing system are provided that generate an index plan that produces a superset of data comprising the query result. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method, computer program product, and data processing system produce a maximal-index-satisfiable query tree.... Agent: International Business Machines Corp. (jms)
20090006316 - Methods and apparatus for rewriting regular xpath queries on xml views: Methods and apparatus are provided for rewriting view queries into equivalent queries on the source document. According to one aspect of the invention, methods are provided for processing a view query on a database view. The method comprises the steps of translating the view query to a mixed finite state... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090006318 - Multi-source data visualization system: In one general aspect, the application discloses a data visualization method in which at least two retrieved data tables are associated based on a selection of at least one common field. A visualization is displayed for data from a first of the tables and input for query devices is received... Agent: Kristofer E. Elbing
20090006317 - Processing of multiple data files with time-correlated data: A distributed search architecture utilizing multiple processing cores to search multiple files containing time-correlated and logically/semantically interdependent sequential data. A supervisory processing core may provide coordination of the search where multiple slave processing cores each search one or more data files containing time-correlated and logically/semantically interdependent sequential data. Results of... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090006320 - Runtime semantic query optimization for event stream processing: Systems and method are disclosed for applying a query to an event stream by storing one or more event constraints; performing constraint aware complex event processing on the query and the event constraints; and optimizing the query at run time.... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20090006315 - Structured method for schema matching using multiple levels of ontologies: A structured method of matching schemas that uses multiple levels of ontologies is disclosed. The method maps functions of a target system to a process ontology and maps functions of a source system to the process ontology to produce a first mapping of target functions and source functions using the... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20090006321 - System and methods for the automatic transmission of new, high affinity media: A system and methods for the automatic transmission of new, high affinity media to a user are provided. In connection with a system that convergently merges perceptual and digital signal processing analysis of media entities for purposes of classifying the media entities, various means are provided to a user for... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20090006330 - Business application search: A method of searching data on a computer system includes accepting a search query, searching multiple applications on the computer system for data related to the search query wherein the data can be in a variety of formats and displaying search results wherein the search results comprise data related to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20090006325 - Dynamic headline switcher: A system for dynamic headline switching. The system includes a database, a display module, an Interface module, and a search engine. The database contains entry data for accessing content such as stories, pictures, or videos. The display engine generates a display including a current headline. The Interface module indexes through... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090006331 - Entity-based business intelligence: A method is disclosed for conducting a query to transform data in a pre-existing database, the method comprising: collecting database information from the pre-existing database, the database information including inconsistent dimensional tables and fact tables; running an entity discovery process on the inconsistent dimensional tables and the fact tables to... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20090006332 - Federated search: Various techniques are disclosed to permit searching several locations with one query. Locations may include web search sites, subscription-only sites, line of business applications, or other searchable data repositories. The query may be modified to provide the required format or other information for each location to perform a search.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006328 - Identifying commonalities between contacts: A method includes selecting a plurality of entities to be merged and aggregated, merging the selected entities and identifying at least one common feature between the selected entities, and providing a view of objects linked to the commonalities identified, wherein the objects can be selected and activated to provide more... Agent: Perman & Green
20090006327 - Intelligent database scanning: Locating potential licensees and infringers of a patent or other intellectual property can be facilitated by determining whether someone other than the property owner is trying or has tried to patent the same or related subject matter. For example, if an applicant files a patent application but does not respond... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090006334 - Lightweight list collection: Described is a collection of search-related references authored from a set of search results, in which the collection may be persisted. Search results may be obtained via a federated search of multiple data sources (e.g., local files, the Internet, a corporate network/database). Search results may be presented as individual reference... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006336 - Location based media items: Media items can be distributed to mobile devices based on the location of the media device. The media items can be associated with location information, which can be examined and distributed to those devices whose proximate area includes the location information associated with the media items.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090006337 - Method and apparatus for automatic detection and identification of unidentified video signals: A method of detecting the identity of video programming is described, whereby known video programming is converted into a set of pattern vectors stored in a database and incoming detected video programming is converted into a set of pattern vectors that are used to search the database for matching pattern... Agent: Ted Sabety, C/o Sabety +associates, PLLC
20090006333 - Method and system for accessing search services via messaging services: A user using a chat or instant message, mobile message or email type of interface, for example, an information seeker, can connect via an instant message, mobile message, email or chat type of service provider, for example, an America On-line Instant Messenger (AIM) server. The message server connects the user... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090006340 - Method for accessing data in an xml file: A method for accessing data in an XML file includes: judging whether the index file of the XML to be accessed exists, and constructing the index file if the index file does not exist; reading the index file of the XML into the memory; searching identification information according to pre-defined... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20090006322 - Method for handling web search results to be displayed on a browser: A method for handling web search results to be displayed on a browser is disclosed. A history information file is initially provided on a search server connected to a network. The history information file includes a set of previously viewed websites. After the receipt of a search request from an... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP
20090006341 - Method of website ranking promotion using creation of mass blog posting links: The present invention is directed to a method of promoting the high ranking of a website that is more certain to succeed and less susceptible to current and future advances in search engine filtering techniques. This method includes not only creating a large number of Major Specialty Areas each of... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi
20090006329 - Methods and apparatus for evaluating xpath filters on fragmented and distributed xml documents: Methods and apparatus are provided for evaluating XPath filters on fragmented and distributed XML documents. According to one aspect of the invention, a method is disclosed for evaluating a query over a tree having a plurality of fragments distributed over a plurality of sites. The method comprises the steps of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090006324 - Multiple monitor/multiple party searches: A technique for the creation of synthesized results from multi-query, multi-party and multi-monitor searches to provide more relevant information to the user in a more useful format and to discard or reduce in relevancy information that is not so useful. It also provides mechanisms for supporting exploratory searches including: saving/restoring... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20090006339 - Programmer interface for manufacturing execution system: In order to accelerate the analysis of the structure of a data source of the manufacturing execution system a programmer interface for analyzing a data source of a manufacturing execution system includes a query browser having query building means for generating a query, an execute means configured to provide provides... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property
20090006326 - Representing queries and determining similarity based on an arima model: Representing queries and determining similarity of queries based on an autoregressive integrated moving average (“ARIMA”) model is provided. A query analysis system represents each query by its ARIMA coefficients. The query analysis system may estimate the frequency information for a desired past or future interval based on frequency information for... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090006323 - System and method for analyzing intelligence information: According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method for information analysis comprises receiving a message in a database. The method further comprises identifying at least one of a person, place, or object within the received message. The method comprises obtaining information stored in one or more databases regarding the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20090006335 - System and method for distributing multimedia information: A system for distributing multimedia information includes a user interface module. The user interface module is configured to receive an upload of multimedia information from a user. The user interface module is also configured to receive at least one multimedia information distribution indication from the user for selecting at least... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090006338 - User created mobile content: A search engine (50, 35, 60, 63, 103) interacts (17) with the user while they are accessing (7) an existing online content item to enable the user to create a mobile web version of at least a portion of that existing online content item. The mobile version is stored (37,... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090006352 - Composing abstract queries for delegated user roles: Embodiments of the invention provide a database administrator composing an abstract query with visibility to logical fields that are permitted for the delegated roles. In one embodiment, a query interface is configured to receive administrator selections of delegated roles (i.e., the user roles to be provided with access to the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090006351 - Device and method for world wide web organization: A method and a device for locating World Wide Web content includes defining a plurality of top-level domain names with each top-level domain name including a different unique category term and a prefix common to all the top-level domain names, associating a plurality of subcategories with each unique category term,... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
20090006349 - Entity-based business intelligence: A method is disclosed for conducting a query to transform data in a pre-existing database, the method comprising: collecting database information from the pre-existing database, the database information including inconsistent dimensional tables and fact tables; running an entity discovery process on the inconsistent dimensional tables and the fact tables to... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20090006350 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program: An information processing apparatus includes: an acquiring means for acquiring focused content information that is information relating to a predetermined content and includes at least any one of descriptions of the predetermined content having information displayed on a display means, a word related to the descriptions, a genre, a title,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090006343 - Machine assisted query formulation: Architecture for completing search queries by using artificial intelligence based schemes to infer search intentions of users. Partial queries are completed dynamically in real time. Additionally, search aliasing can also be employed. Custom tuning can be performed based on at least query inputs in the form of text, graffiti, images,... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006344 - Mark-up ecosystem for searching: Architecture for completing search queries by using artificial intelligence based schemes to infer search intentions of users. Partial queries are completed dynamically in real time. Additionally, search aliasing can also be employed. Custom tuning can be performed based on at least query inputs in the form of text, graffiti, images,... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006347 - Method and apparatus for conditional search operators: Systems and methods for refining search results in response to a user query are disclosed. A search term can comprise a queried data sets coupled with a fundamental operator (e.g., AND, OR, NOT, etc.), and one or more conditional operators that filter at least one of the data sets prior... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090006346 - Method and apparatus for efficient aggregate computation over data streams: Improved techniques are disclosed for processing data stream queries wherein a data stream is obtained, a set of aggregate queries to be executed on the data stream is obtained, and a query plan for executing the set of aggregate queries on the data stream is generated. In a first method,... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090006342 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing internationalization of content tagging: An apparatus for providing internationalization of content tagging may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to receive an indication of content with respect to which a function is being performed, determine whether to translate metadata associated with the content, and translate the metadata based on the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090006348 - System and method for querying heterogeneous data sources: A system and method for querying heterogeneous data sources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system comprises a plurality of heterogeneously structured data sources, a plurality of query objects that represent queries to the data sources and that are independent of the structure of the data sources, and a user... Agent: Kevin J. Mack
20090006345 - Voice-based search processing: Architecture for completing search queries by using artificial intelligence based schemes to infer search intentions of users. Partial queries are completed dynamically in real time. Additionally, search aliasing can also be employed. Custom tuning can be performed based on at least query inputs in the form of text, graffiti, images,... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006370 - Advanced techniques for sql generation of performancepoint business rules: Computer-implemented methods and computer-readable storage media are disclosed to facilitate the application of business rules. A rule is received, the rule defining one or more calculations to be performed on specified data stored in a multidimensional database to yield at least one result. At least one database query is generated... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006369 - Auto-summary generator and filter: A system that facilitates data presentation and management is provided. The system includes at least one database to store a corpus of data relating to one or more topics and a summarizer component to automatically determine a subset of the data over the corpus of data relating to at least... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006366 - Automatic significance tagging of incoming communications: As incoming communications are received, a priority or significance level can be assigned to each communication. A communication determined to have a high priority can be presented to a user at substantially the same time as receiving the communication. A communication having a low priority can be placed in a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006368 - Automatic video recommendation: Automatic video recommendation is described. The recommendation does not require an existing user profile. The source videos are directly compared to a user selected video to determine relevance, which is then used as a basis for video recommendation. The comparison is performed with respect to a weighted feature set including... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090006359 - Automatically finding acronyms and synonyms in a corpus: Acronym and synonym pairs can be identified and retrieved automatically in a corpus and/or across an enterprise based on customer settings globally or for a single instance. Possible acronym and synonym term pairs can be identified using a rule such as a heuristic, user-defined rule. Rules selected by the user... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090006356 - Changing ranking algorithms based on customer settings: Search term ranking algorithms can be generated and updated based on customer settings, such as where a ranking algorithm is modeled as a combination function of different ranking factors. An end user of a search system provides personalized preferences for weighted attributes, generally or for a single instance of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090006376 - Closest user terminal search method for a telecommunication network and service node applying such a method: Service node for a telecommunication network (15) and method for determining a group of n user terminals (21) which are closest to a point of interest (22). First, a search range with an upper limit (24) is set. Then in an iterative manner, a current search cell of the set... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090006390 - Compiling information obtained by combinatorial searching: Some embodiments, among others, include a search for sensitive information. Once a result of the search has been obtained, a score is assigned to the obtained result in accordance with a predefined criterion.... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090006378 - Computer system method and program product for generating a data structure for information retrieval and an associated graphical user interface: A computer system for generating data structures for information retrieval of documents stored in a database. The computer system includes: a neighborhood patch generation system for defining patch of nodes having predetermined similarities in a hierarchy structure. The neighborhood patch generation subsystem includes a hierarchy generation subsystem for generating a... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20090006357 - Determining quality measures for web objects based on searcher behavior: Techniques are provided for generating quality measures for items, including web pages, based on a “random searcher” behavior model. The random searcher behavior model takes into account “implicit” links between items, instead of or in addition to the explicit links. After identifying the implicit links between items, the implicit links... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090006364 - Extending a seed list to support metadata mapping: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to crawling content and provide a method, system and computer program product for metadata processing for seed lists for structured content sources. In one embodiment, a method for processing metadata for a seed list can include extracting metadata... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090006379 - Filtering method and system for the correlation between testing objects and patents: In a filtering system for a correlation related to a composing element portfolio of a patent, a plurality of elements are defined by standard element codes and stored. Then composing elements of the patent are defined by the corresponding standard element codes in a standard element depository so as to... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090006355 - Global resource method and system: A global resource method and system. The method includes associating by a computing system, groups of suppliers with geographical areas. The computing system receives a selection of a first skill from a requester. The requester is located within a first geographical area. The computing system receives geographical area specification data... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090006363 - Granular data for behavioral targeting: A method of targeting receives several granular events and preprocesses the received granular events thereby generating preprocessed data to facilitate construction of a model based on the granular events. The method generates a predictive model by using the pre-processed data. The predictive model is for determining a likelihood of a... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090006362 - Hierarchical seedlists for application data: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to crawling content and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for seed lists for hierarchically structured content sources. In one embodiment, a method for crawling seed lists for hierarchically structured content sources can... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090006365 - Identification of similar queries based on overall and partial similarity of time series: Techniques for identifying similar queries based on their overall similarity and partial similarity of time series of frequencies of the queries are provided. To identify queries that are similar to a target query, the query analysis system generates, for each query, an overall similarity score for that query and the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090006381 - Information search device, information search method, and information search program: A systematic problem search unit searches information about a systematic problem that is a common problem to a plurality of projects, using a conditional expression for searching the information about the systematic problem based on one of or a plurality of a count by which the information about the systematic... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090006353 - Method and apparatus for selecting items from a number of items: Techniques are presented for selecting one or more items from a collection of items. To select the one or more items, an interface is provided that is adapted to allow a user to define one or more weights. Each weight corresponds to one of a number of similarity criteria. Each... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090006372 - Method and apparatus to reorder serach results in view of identified information of interest: Various embodiments described herein provide systems, methods, and software to automatically reorder search results presented to users based on information specific to the user or the computing environment of the user. Some embodiments include a data store holding user or environment specific data that is used to identify search results... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090006361 - Method and system for containing and accessing mulitple web browsers: A container browser or a super browser stores browsers and enables a user to launch any stored web browser and display a designated web page from a preferred browser. This container browser can track and bookmark the browsers such that the browsers could be easily selected and initiated. The container... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o Darcell Walker, Attorney At Law
20090006389 - Named url entry: Methods and systems allow users to enter natural language terms that describe a particular web site into an address field of a browser instead of a formal URL. The terms are evaluated to determine whether they correspond, with a high likelihood, to a particular web site. If so, this web... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090006373 - Recommendation system with multiple integrated recommenders: A recommendations system is provided in various embodiments for selecting items to recommend to a user. The system includes a recommendation engine with a plurality of recommenders, and each recommender identifies a different type of reason for recommending items. In one embodiment, each recommender retrieves item preference data and generates... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090006374 - Recommendation system with multiple integrated recommenders: A recommendations system is provided in various embodiments for selecting items to recommend to a user. The system includes a recommendation engine with a plurality of recommenders, and each recommender identifies a different type of reason for recommending items. In one embodiment, each recommender retrieves item preference data and generates... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090006388 - Search result ranking: A search engine (50, 35, 45,103) can find content items in a first corpus (6, 30), and return search results to the user as items ranked according to mentions in a second corpus (7, 77, 87, 30), of the respective found content items. This introduces a degree of independence or... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090006358 - Search results: A technique for the creation of synthesized results from multi-query searches to provide more relevant information to the user in a more useful format and to discard or reduce in relevancy information that is not so useful. It can determine which queries belong to the search based on parameters in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20090006367 - Search-based filtering for property grids: Technologies for search-based filtering of a property grid. Such filtering allows a user to enter a search term into an easily recognized search text box, or apply a user or pre-defined term to a property grid, thus reducing the set of properties visible so that the user has a smaller... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006375 - Selection of advertisements for placement with content: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for selecting advertisements. A request for sponsored content for presentation with a content item in a document is received. One or more candidate sponsored content items are identified based on one or more criteria. The criteria includes information related to the content... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090006360 - System and method for applying ranking svm in query relaxation: An enterprise-wide query relaxative support vector machine ranking algorithm approach provides enhanced functionality for query execution in a heterogeneous enterprise environment. Improved query results are obtained by adjusting ranking functions using machine learning methods to automatically train ranking functions. The improved query results are obtained using a list of document-query... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090006354 - System and method for knowledge based search system: The present invention provides functionality for conducting a knowledge based by finding search results from limited topic domains. According to one embodiment, the method of the present invention includes retrieving the context of a given user and identifying a plurality of characteristics associated with the user's context. The one or... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Dreier LLP
20090006382 - System and method for measuring the quality of document sets: Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090006383 - System and method for measuring the quality of document sets: Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090006384 - System and method for measuring the quality of document sets: Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090006385 - System and method for measuring the quality of document sets: Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090006386 - System and method for measuring the quality of document sets: Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090006387 - System and method for measuring the quality of document sets: Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090006371 - System and method for recommending information resources to user based on history of user's online activity: Blogs (and other information sources) are recommended to a user based history of user's online activities. The system: (1) processes the user's web history, (2) identifies blog posts (and web pages) that link to pages read by the user, (3) generates multiple relevance scores for each identified post/page, and (4)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090006380 - System and method for tracking database disclosures: A system and method is provided for identifying the source of an unauthorized database disclosure. The system and method stores a plurality of past database queries and determines the relevance of the results of the past database queries (query results) to a sensitive table containing the unauthorized disclosed data. The... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090006377 - System, method and computer executable program for information tracking from heterogeneous sources: A system for information clustering comprising a data accumulation part for accumulating documents in a document repository, the documents having loosely related attributes, and defining a cluster between the documents being time sliced so as to define chunks of the documents; a vector space generation part for generating document-keyword vectors,... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090006393 - Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for managing files being stored in a memory: A method is provided for interacting with files being stored in a memory. The method includes sequentially receiving characters into a series that at least temporarily designates at least part of a file name for a target file being stored in a memory. As the characters are sequentially received, a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090006391 - Automatic categorization of document through tagging: A system and method for identifying a keyword for tagging a document using a tagging algorithm. The keyword is matching with an existing tag. Irrelevant keywords are rejected based on a relevancy factor. The existing tag is updated based on a feedback.... Agent: Sap Ag
20090006396 - Contextual search: A method of mobile communication advertising, having steps of entering one of a primary function keyword and a vanity keyword to a mobile communication device, entering a search term in a form of a message string into a data processing module, creating a list of category aliases, creating a list... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20090006392 - Data profile computation: Architecture that provides a data profile computation technique which employs key profile computation and data pattern profile computation. Key profile computation in a data table includes both exact keys as well as approximate keys, and is based on key strengths. A key strength of 100% is an exact key, and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006395 - Shape recognition methods and systems for searching molecular databases: The present disclosure presents novel shape comparison methods. Methods for determining shape similarity between a query molecule and a target molecule and methods for screening one or more molecules in a database based on shape similarity to a query molecule are described.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090006394 - Systems and methods for validating an address: Systems, methods, and software determine whether a field of an input digital representation of information, such as the street name field in an address, is correct by quickly comparing the field to a list of valid choices for that field. The list of valid choices is generated based on information... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090006399 - Compression method for relational tables based on combined column and row coding: A robust method to compress relations close to their entropy while still allowing efficient queries. Column values are encoded into variable length codes to exploit skew in their frequencies. The codes in each tuple are concatenated and the resulting tuplecodes are sorted and delta-coded to exploit the lack of ordering... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan
20090006398 - Recommendation system with multiple integrated recommenders: A recommendations system is provided in various embodiments for selecting items to recommend to a user. The system includes a recommendation engine with a plurality of recommenders, and each recommender identifies a different type of reason for recommending items. In one embodiment, each recommender retrieves item preference data and generates... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090006397 - Systems, methods, devices and computer program products for providing media recommendation trekking: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided to generate a playlist or other sequential list of media items in a game-like manner. A starting media item and a target media item may be initially selected. The system recommends a plurality of media items based on the starting media... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090006408 - Document management method and apparatus: A start date of check-out processing of setting a shared document accessible by a plurality of users via a network into an exclusive state is reserved as a check-out start date based on an instruction of a user. In the exclusive state, the shared document can be updated by the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090006403 - Efficiently boosting priority of read-copy update readers while resolving races with exiting and unlocking processes: A technique for efficiently boosting the priority of a preemptable data reader while resolving races between the priority boosting and the reader exiting a critical section or terminating in order to eliminate impediments to grace period processing that defers the destruction of one or more shared data elements that may... Agent: Walter W. Duft
20090006401 - File monitoring method, system, and program product: The present invention provides a file monitoring approach that runs on bridge servers in an SNI environment, monitors a defined folder and detects the same file existing (by its file name persisting) for a predetermined interval period or longer. Optionally, the program can attempt to unlock the ticket corresponding to... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090006404 - Handling falsely doomed parents of nested transactions: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for detecting falsely doomed parent transactions of nested children in transactional memory systems. When rolling back nested transactions, a release count is tracked each time that a write lock is released due to rollback for a given nested transaction. For example, a write abort... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006406 - Memory transaction grouping: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing a transaction grouping feature for use in programs operating under a transactional memory system. The transaction grouping feature is operable to allow transaction groups to be created that contain related transactions. The transaction groups are used to enhance performance and/or operation of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006402 - Methods and systems for the dynamic selection of a locking strategy: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically selecting a locking strategy for a request by a source to use a stored data object in a computerized system. According to one implementation, a method is provided that comprises receiving, by a locking layer, a request from the source to use a... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090006407 - Parallel nested transactions in transactional memory: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for supporting parallel nested transactions in a transactional memory system. For example, pessimistic reads are supported. A pessimistic duplication detection data structure is created for a parallel nested transaction. An entry is made into the data structure for each pessimistic read in the parallel... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006400 - Technique for enabling multiple actions to be performed on an active data item: A record is processed, and a determination is made as to whether a data item in the record is usable by any one of a plurality of applications that are operable on the device. The detected data item is made actionable by assigning multiple actions to the data item, so... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20090006405 - Using type stability to facilitate contention management: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing type stability techniques to enhance contention management. A reference counting mechanism is provided that enables transactions to safely examine states of other transactions. Contention management is facilitated using the reference counting mechanism. When a conflict is detected between two transactions, owning transaction... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006409 - Metadata-based application deployment: Computer-implemented methods, computer-readable media, and an application system are disclosed for creating and deploying metadata-generated applications. Access is provided to one or more type libraries that each include one or more defined object types configurable for use in generating the application. The defined object types include data structure types, rule... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006412 - Method for resolving permission for role activation operators: A method for resolving permissions using role activation operators to evaluate permissions assigned to a user in a role context inheritance hierarchy. The method comprises several steps. A step of retrieving a plurality of activated roles within a role context that match roles assigned to a user, wherein one or... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090006411 - Strategic business management system: A subject focused information management system is provided based upon an object oriented hub and spoke topology. The information management system provides a structured and secure logically central means for retrieving and storing data oriented by topics and subject matter interests.... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department
20090006410 - System and method for on-line interactive lectures: A system and method for implementing on-line interactive lectures are provided. The video and audio lectures are delivered to geographically dispersed students through the internet. The delivery may be performed in two different modes, which are live-broadcast (live lectures) and on-demand (archived lectures). Live-broadcast lectures are delivered to students in... Agent: Park Law Firm
20090006418 - Content creation, distribution, interaction, and monitoring system: A system for managing an end-user's request for information and entertainment. This information can be retrieved using a kiosk with a computer, using software over the Internet with a hardwired computer-like device, or using software with a wireless handheld device. Applications include any areas including commercial, industrial, and government where... Agent: Wasserman, Comden & Casselman, L.L.P.
20090006423 - Content filtering of remote file-system access protocols: Methods and systems for content filtering of remote file-system access protocols are provided. According to one embodiment, holding buffers in which data collected from a remote file-system access protocol is stored, a holding buffer context table, a file map table and a usage table corresponding to each holding buffer are... Agent: Michael A Desanctis Hamilton Desanctis & Cha LLP
20090006420 - Copying and updating files: Copied and source files are tracked so that authors of these documents can selectively update these files. Stale copied files can be eliminated. A control is provided to mediate copying of files among servers that have differing security policies. Metadata of a file being copied is downloaded from a server... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006422 - Document management system having document transmission device, document management server, and document management client: In a control method for a document management system in which a document transmission device capable of transmitting image data, a document management server of associating image data with a folder as a document and storing and managing the associated image data and folder, and a document management client of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090006414 - Interception of databases: The present invention relates to problems how to generate information related to access and use of a directory object in a database. The problems are solved by methods and arrangements in a communication system to generate information related to use of the monitored directory object in a database. The system... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20090006417 - Method and system of automatically selecting and playing online multimedia file: A method of automatically selecting and playing online multimedia files is applied to an online server and a multimedia player, which supports a plurality of multimedia playing formats and has a format auto-selecting module. The method includes the steps of: transmitting a multimedia data having a plurality of online playing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090006416 - Methods and systems for providing web applications: Methods and systems consistent with certain disclosed embodiments provide applications. In one embodiment, a system is disclosed that provides applications. The system may include a computer system that receives a request related to an application and a database system. The database system may include a database and an application server... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090006421 - Methods and systems for rapid data acquisition over the internet: The present invention includes apparatuses, methods, computer readable media and systems comprising means for rapid data acquisition from a server are discussed herein. This rapid data acquisition can be achieved using a combination of bulk data requests and small data requests. A hybrid approach that uses simultaneous bulk and small... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090006413 - Owner-brokered knowledge sharing machine: The invention discloses a system and method for promoting information or knowledge sharing among users registered to a computer network by allowing an information or knowledge owner to locate or directly access private information, to publish information for direct access by knowledge requesters, or to broker information or knowledge with... Agent: Dahyee Law Group
20090006415 - Publishing work activity to social networks: Communications, such as emails or other information, in a work setting can be retained in a shared database that operates similar to an Internet social network. As work activities are performed, the content of the work activities can be associated with one or more shared databases based on the individual... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006419 - System and method for personalized health information delivery: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for providing mobile handheld (e.g., mobile phones, handheld computers) device users the ability to access personalized health information from a variety of locations. A computerized mobile handheld device, customized software programming, and broadband transmission of information using the Internet and... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department
20090006424 - System, method and program product for determining if a user has received a redirected web page: System, method and program product determine redirection of a Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) sent by a web browser to an application. A first URL is sent to the application, and in response, a first web page is received from the application. A second URL is created by appending one or... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20090006433 - Extensible category and property grouping for object editing: Various techniques for assembling object properties are disclosed. For example, one such method includes receiving an object identification that indicates an object, and receiving a property associated with the object. Property category identification is performed that identifies a property category associated with the aforementioned property, and the property is dynamically... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006426 - Identifying unstructured elements of a collaborative place in a hierarchically structured manner: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to element identification for elements in a collaborative computing environment and provide a method, system and computer program product for identifying unstructured elements of a collaborative place in a hierarchically structured manner. In one embodiment of the invention,... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090006427 - Managing entity organizational chart: Displaying organizational information of an entity includes storing data representing nodes associated with members of the entity in a database accessible by members of the entity. Data representing connections between the nodes that represent hierarchical relationships between the members is stored. An organizational chart comprising the nodes and connections is... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006425 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for dynamically allocating space for a fixed length part of a variable length field in a database table: An enhanced space allocation mechanism (ESAM) for dynamically allocating space for a fixed length part of variable length fields, such as VARCHAR fields, in database tables. Each record in such a variable length field has a fixed length part, a variable length part, and a pointer to the variable length... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20090006430 - Scheduling application allowing freeform data entry: A project management application provides an environment in which a user can transform a project sketch, which is based on mostly “freeform” data, into a defined project plan. The project management application facilitates the mixture of freeform task attribute values with structured attribute values of one or more project tasks.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006428 - Storage server configuration method apparatus and system: In one version of the present invention, a system to configure a storage server despite an out-of-service storage adapter includes a storage array and a pair of storage servers connected to the storage array via a corresponding pair of storage adapters. The storage servers may be configured to retrieve configuration... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090006429 - Streamlined declarative parsing: Programming mechanisms for data parsing facilitate both clear code specification and efficient execution. Declarative style code can be employed to enable clear and concise specification of data parsing. Further, an efficient parsing approach can be utilized that enables processing of a data structure without first materializing the entire structure to... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006431 - System and method for tracking database disclosures: A system and method is provided for identifying the source of an unauthorized database disclosure. The system and method stores a plurality of past database queries and determines the relevance of the results of the past database queries (query results) to a sensitive table containing the unauthorized disclosed data. The... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090006432 - Systems and methods for merging data into documents: Systems and method in accordance with the presently claimed invention call embedded application to merge values into documents using applications on frontend devices. In some embodiments, the frontend application may be placed in an outplace view so that it will not be visible on the output viewed by the user.... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090006436 - Automated yield analysis system: Systems and methods associated with automated semiconductor fabrication device yield analysis are described. One embodiment includes a computing system that includes a working file storage system that stores files corresponding to semiconductor fabrication test devices. The working file storage system may include working directories and executable flows corresponding to working... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090006434 - Container reputation: A method of creating a reputation for a container that contains data is disclosed. A user reviews a container that is stored on a network and the user posts an opinion rating of the container. The opinion rating is stored along with an user identification. The opinion rating and the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20090006437 - Multi-processor: A multi-processor according to an example of the invention comprises a first control unit which stores first compressed data acquired externally in a first memory, a hardware decoding unit which decodes the first compressed data stored in the first memory and storing the decoded data in a second memory, an... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20090006435 - Object identifier awareness for network device notifications: In one embodiment, a control processor sends unique identifiers to each traffic processor in a multi-processor system of different unique identifiers may be sent for each traffic processor supported Management Information Base (MIB). The traffic processors modify MIB object identifiers to include the unique identifiers and then transmit notifications that... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090006438 - System and method for measuring the quality of document sets: Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an overall collection of records) or relative to some other set of records. In one embodiment, the measure is a relative entropy value that has... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090006448 - Automated model generator: A model generation system is provided. The system includes a monitor component to determine user actions and gestures during computer operations. A model component automatically infers a model from the user actions and gestures, where the model is employed to generate a schema in order to provide context for an... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006455 - Automated time metadata deduction: An arrangement for deducing descriptive metadata from data contained in a column of a relational table and associated existing metadata (e.g., that which identifies column data type and/or column name) is provided by a metadata deduction engine in a set of OLAP tools which operates in conjunction with an analysis... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006447 - Between matching: Various embodiments of a computer-implemented method, computer program product, and data processing system are provided that identify a range filter in a mark-up language query. In response to receiving a query of at least one mark-up language document, the query comprising a plurality of singleton filters, at least one group... Agent: International Business Machines Corp. (jms)
20090006445 - Binding between net technologies and sql server statements: Methods, systems, and computer code for (i) performance-monitoring a multi-tier application including a .NET tier and a database tier; and (ii) for visually presenting performance-data to a user are disclosed. In some embodiments, a multi-tiered performance data interface, for example, including a .NET tier performance data interface and a database... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090006456 - Characterizing run-time properties of computing system: A characterization system characterizes run-time properties of a computing system comprising hardware and software. The characterization system comprises generating means for generating an associative data structure comprising load data and priority data. The priority data characterize importance of a sub-process of a computer process during the execution of the computer... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090006461 - Computer program product and system for mapping source and target objects: Provided are techniques for drawing mapping lines between source and target objects. A main view is displayed that shows one or more source objects, one or more target objects, and zero or more mappings between the one or more source objects and the one or more target objects, wherein a... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090006446 - Ddex (data designer extensibility) default object implementations: A system and method for providing DDEX (data designer extensibility) default object implementations by bundling information associated with a support entity and information required to instantiate a new default instance is provided. Metadata associated with the definition of the support entity indicates if a default implementation exists and includes information... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006442 - Enhanced browsing experience in social bookmarking based on self tags: Improved browsing experience in social bookmarking by leveraging aspects of self tagging and prediction. Quality recommendations are provided for sites of interest to the user and information about what types of people like the current website. Self-tagging is used as an effective means to perform personalized searches. Machine learning and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006452 - Feature configuration analysis tool: A feature configuration analysis tool greatly reduces time, cost, and other resource expenditures associated with identifying permissible feature configurations for a product line so that vendors can offer consumers highly customizable products. Accordingly, the vendor may offer the consumer an extensive selection of features for a product, receive from the... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090006462 - Integrated broadcasting method and system of demonstration manuscripts: The present invention relates to an integrated broadcasting method and system of the demonstration manuscript. At least two demonstration manuscripts are introduced into an integration frame; said integration frame generates at least one integration demonstration file; said integration frame constructs a tree file structure; said integration demonstration file, the demonstration... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.
20090006458 - Life bytes: The present invention provides a method and a system for assembling data from at least one data source into at least one life bit and assembling at least one life bit of a predefined type into a life byte, the life byte is indicative of an aspect of at least... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090006457 - Lifeotypes: The present invention provides a method and a system for assembling data from at least one data source into at least one life bit, assembling the at least one life bit into at least one life byte, and defining a lifeotype based on the attributes of at least one life... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090006450 - Memory efficient data processing: Memory efficient data processing is provided in a computer environment. A data representation or description is utilized to reduce memory footprint. A data structure can be serialized iteratively utilizing the representation rather than first loading the entire data structure to memory. Portions of the data structure can be materialized to... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006444 - Method and system for distribution of information: A method and system for distribution of information is provided. A consumer metamodel definition for a device is created, wherein the consumer metamodel definition has consumer attribute. The consumer metamodel is then customized by editing the consumer attribute. A device inventory is then generated for the device by downloading a... Agent: Sap Ag
20090006443 - Method and system for processing 1:n relationships between data object nodes: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a method and system for processing 1:N relationships between data object nodes. A first data object and a second data object is provided wherein a first node of the first data object has a 1:N relation with a second node of the... Agent: Sap Ag
20090006460 - Method, system, computer-accessible medium and software arrangement for organization and analysis of multiple sets of data: According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, system, computer-accessible medium and method of organizing or analyzing at least two sets of data can be provided. For example, at least two sets of data may be organized or analyzed by generating a data structure for the at least two sets... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090006449 - Modeling and analysis of computer networks: A computer network may be modeled using a declarative definition that includes classes and relationships between classes. A discovery tool may populate a database with instances of the classes and enable an analysis tool to apply a constraint model so that a subset of possible alternatives may be defined. In... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090006440 - Object model based mapping: Object model based mapping may be provided. First, backend data may be received defining data constructs in a backend system. Then entity data may be received defining data constructs in an entity model. User selectable elements may then be received defining a process associating the backend data with the entity... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006459 - Presentation generator: A presentation generator may access one or more data sources structured into data fields. The user may create or modify a template by inserting one or more tags corresponding to data fields in the template. The template may also have one or more processing instructions for indicating the data sources... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
20090006441 - Providing mapping fault processing: Mapping fault processing may be provided. First, user selectable elements may be received defining a process comprising a plurality of activities. Next, code may be produced, based on the received user selectable element, configured to implement the process. Then the code may be executed and an exception may be detected... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006439 - Smart, secured remote patient registration workflow systems and methods using a kiosk model: Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for remote patient registration. A method includes configuring a kiosk in response to a user language selection; gathering data, including biometric data, from a user at the kiosk; comparing gathered data with stored patient data; and generating identification output for the user. A remote... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090006453 - Systems and methods for snmp access: Systems and methods for SNMP access are disclosed. A computer-implemented method of SNMP access includes mapping a MIB object in a MIB into an XML object in an XML document, generating a class library based on the XML document, creating a service object representative of a service associated with SNMP... Agent: O2micro Inc C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20090006451 - Web page-container interactions: A method of interaction between a web page and a data container is disclosed. A container may be selected to be viewed on the web page and the container may be displayed in a larger form on the web page. Other items in the container may be expanded on the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20090006454 - Wysiwyg, browser-based xml editor: Computer-implemented methods and computer-readable storage media are disclosed for facilitating browser-based, what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editing of an extensible markup language (XML) file. A browser executing on a local computing system is used to access a hypertext markup language (HTML) representation of an extensible markup language (XML) file. The HTML representation includes... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006466 - Managing extensible value types in spreadsheet cells: Individual cells within a spreadsheet may contain an extensible value as defined by an extensible value type. The extensible value type is a third party user defined value type that is incorporated into the spreadsheet as a supported data type. When the extensible value type is defined, an associated set... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006465 - Method and system for matching pre-indexed product profiles to consumers: The invention provides a method and system for dynamically tailoring selection of products displayed to potential buyers based on a profile accounting for the buyer's personal interests, including future interests or goals. From a User interface connected to a communication network, products or other offerings are presented as selections that... Agent: Deborah Neville
20090006463 - Object relational map verification system: An object relational map verification system is described. In some embodiments, the object relational map verification system can verify object relational maps and identify counterexamples when an object relational map cannot be verified. The object relational map verification system can verify an object relational map by (1) receiving objects, database... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090006464 - Offender transport tracking and emergency response (otter) system: A computer based process which allows communication between third party systems capable of text based notification via the Internet and any Common Alert Protocol (CAP) enabled alerting system by analyzing data in e-mail alerts and matching that data with a list of Offender Tracking, Transport, and Emergency Response (“OTTER”)-defined response... Agent: R. Stephen Hansell Lawyer, Patent Attorney, & Construction Arbitrator
20090006467 - Architectural frameworks, functions and interfaces for relationship management (affirm): Uniform subject and object oriented data structure adopted in computing device to efficiently store, distribute and process data in a variety of applications. Said data structure comprised of multiple complementary subparts that together and independently facilitate communication (of inputs and outputs) through one or more defined interfaces to facilitate secure... Agent: King & Partners, PLC
20090006468 - Efficient updates for distributed file systems: A directory services implementation is provided to associate distributed file system (DFS) links with individual directory objects, and metadata to attributes thereof, to allow leveraging directory services features for DFS for a given namespace. For example, updating directory objects with modified metadata related to DFS links requires only that the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006472 - Automatic designation of xbrl taxonomy tags: The embodiments described herein generally relate to new and alternate systems and methods to associate XBRL tags with financial data. A business user creates a design template that can be used one or more times to create an instance of an XBRL document. A user can select a user interface... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006476 - Automotive diagnostic and remedial process: A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data is provided for identifying likely vehicle fix(s) associated with a diagnostic data, and identifying a repair procedure(s) for correcting the likely fix(s). The process receiving vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle onboard computer at a remote diagnostic database, the database being arranged to... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090006469 - Clustering users using contextual object interactions: Systems and/or methods are presented that facilitate creating clusters of users that can be linked to each other based on common interactions of such users with an object associated with an advertisement for a product or service. A central service component can track activity and receive data associated with objects,... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090006475 - Collecting and presenting temporal-based action information: Functionality is described for collecting and presenting action information. The action information describes actions that take place on items at specified times. Among other applications, the functionality assists a user in identifying and accessing relevant items. In one illustrative case, the functionality can display action information in a timeline presentation.... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090006473 - Community driven program access system and method: A method to create community channels is provided. The method includes defining a subset of channels from a broadcast network, associating one or more tags with the channels, and employing the tags to enable a community network from the broadcast network.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090006478 - Days and visits to transaction metrics system and method: A system and method for tracking and reporting days and visits to an online transaction is described. A web analytic system receives web site visit tracking information from a client computer as a user navigates the web site. The system updates a reporting database with visit information. The system may... Agent: North Oaks Patent Agency
20090006479 - Digital content player and semiconductor integrated circuit: A play unit plays contents based on a playlist. A storage unit stores playlist schedule information which is indicative of a takeover playlist and a playlist switching condition. A monitoring unit monitors the state of play of contents in the play unit. A switching unit determines whether the play state... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090006482 - Electronic image filing method, electronic image filing device and electronic image filing system: An electronic image filing method includes a face image registration phase and an image arranging phase. The face image registration phase contains steps of: inputting a registration image; determining a characteristic quantity for a face in a face image contained in the registration image; and storing the characteristic quantity as... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090006474 - Exposing common metadata in digital images: Common metadata exposure with digital images involves making image metadata types that are common across multiple image file formats accessible via an application programming interface (API). In an example embodiment, a browser exposes an image metadata API that may be called with reference to a preselected image metadata name. The... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090006471 - Exposing specific metadata in digital images: Specific metadata exposure with digital images involves making image metadata values associated with metadata type identification tags accessible via an application programming interface (API). In an example embodiment, a browser exposes an image metadata API that may be called with reference to a particular metadata type identification tag. The browser... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090006477 - Information management system, display system, management apparatus and program: Only the display device stores content files and a management device stores file management information. The content files are managed using the file management information. Because the management device does not store the actual content files, the security policy of an organization is not violated even if the management device... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20090006481 - Information providing method and information providing apparatus: A solution enabling a search engine to find content that is generated by executing client script. First, it is determined by a web application or plug-in whether a client that requests an initial web page comprising client script is a search engine or not. In the case that the client... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)
20090006470 - Portable synchronizable data container: A method of creating a container of data entails selecting data to be included in the container, displaying a graphical representation of the container and displaying additional detail of the container depending upon the device on which the container is displayed and synchronizing the data in the container with a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20090006483 - System and method for collecting data from data sources and using data collection tools: A system and a method for collecting data from a data source that includes a database containing a tool for collecting data from the data source and creating a data record, a tool selector in communication with the database for selecting the tool from the database, a tool processor for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090006480 - System and method for providing efficient access to digital map data: A system and method for providing efficient access to digital map data. An embodiment of the present invention is generally related to systems for accessing, displaying, editing and using digital maps. In some map data formats each map item is not necessarily stored or encoded using a consistent byte length.... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090006484 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for using images in contact lists maintained in electronic devices: An electronic device having a memory, a display, control apparatus and a data processor. When the data processor executes a program stored in the memory of the electronic device, the electronic device receives an image containing a person, the image further containing a face component, the face component containing the... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090006485 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: A data processing apparatus and a data processing method include reading order information included in a data file according to one of a pair of byte orders, comparing the read order information with preset reference information, and decoding the data file if the order information is equal to the reference... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090006486 - System for emulating a virtual boundary of a file system for data management at a fileset granularity: A file system boundary emulation system emulates a virtual boundary of a filesystem within an existing file system for data management at a fileset granularity, within the framework of a wide area filesystem federation. The system dynamically assigns a fileset ID to the file that belongs to that fileset. The... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20090006490 - Attribute segments and data table bias reduction: The present invention provides a method for updating data sources. The method may include identifying a plurality of data sources, identifying a plurality of overlapping attribute segments to use for comparing the data sources, calculating a factor as a function of each of the plurality of overlapping attribute segments, and... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090006492 - Displayname and resource identifier synchronization: Methods and apparatus, including computer systems and program products synchronizing a displayname and a resource identifier. In one technique, a machine-implemented method includes receiving input corresponding to a displayname of a data resource; preparing a resource identifier of the data resource within a repository based on the input and naming... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 64280
20090006489 - Hierarchical synchronization of replicas: A hierarchical system is disclosed for synchronizing partially-replicated collections that provides guaranteed paths of information to all replicas in a collection. Each partial replica is assigned a parent replica to act as a proxy on its behalf, and with which the replica synchronizes regularly. Each parent replica is responsible for... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090006487 - Processing write requests with server having global knowledge: Described are embodiments directed to processing write requests using designated servers with global knowledge of information within a distributed system. The designated servers are used to enforce a data rule that limits the data that may be written to the distributed system. In order to ensure that data written to... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090006491 - System and program for result set management: Disclosed is a technique for result set management. One or more result sets are stored. Each result set was generated by executing a query. When at least one of a number of result sets that may be stored and a number of bucket tables that may hold result sets is... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090006488 - Using time-stamped event entries to facilitate synchronizing data streams: An embodiment of a system to synchronize data streams is described. During operation, the system receives a first data stream having a first data type and performs a sequence of operations on at least a portion of the first data stream. Next, the system stores metadata associated with the first... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090006493 - Method for enabling traceability and recovery from errors during migration of software applications: A method (which can be computer implemented) for addressing errors during migration of software applications includes the step of obtaining access to a data repository, which includes a listing of migration decisions and a listing of dependencies associated with the migration decisions. The method further includes the steps of obtaining... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090006494 - Resource management for scalable file system recovery: A system and method for storing data. In one embodiment, a file system stores data including associated metadata. In response to detecting that a file system error has occurred, the file system identifies a container including data in which the error occurred and performs a consistency check of the data... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090006497 - Automated test script for communications server: For use in a communication system having at least one enterprise server for facilitating communications and delivery of services to users of handheld mobile communication devices and an administrative program for managing the enterprise server, the improvement comprising an automated script for testing operation of the administration software by automatically... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20090006496 - Methods of determining and searching for modified blocks in a file system: The invention relates to a method of determining if a block was modified in a file system by comparing the versions of the base snapshot, the delta snapshot, and the space map block entry (b, e). In another aspect, the invention relates to a method of searching for blocks modified... Agent: Robert Moll
20090006495 - Move-in/move-out notification for partial replica synchronization: A system is disclosed for synchronizing partially-replicated collections using the concept of item-set knowledge and move-out notifications. Move-out notifications are provided to allow removal of changed items from replicas when the change in the item takes that item outside of the interest set of the replicas.... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090006498 - Peer-to-peer syncing in a decentralized environment: An apparatus and method of synchronizing a datum between a plurality of stores uses version vectors associated with the datum in each store. Each version vector has one or more entries, and each entry has an identifier and a value. The identifier identifies a store that has modified the datum,... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090006500 - Namespace replication program, namespace replication device, and namespace replication method: A namespace replication database update step that acquires events relating to namespace update from a FS control server 112 for controlling a primary storage 133 and updates, based on the events, a namespace replication DB 132 created based upon inode information and link information in the primary storage 133; and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090006499 - Synchronizing historical archive data between primary and secondary historian systems: Techniques for operating an archival database, referred to as a historian, are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for synchronizing historical archive files and/or archival data between a primary and a secondary historian used to archive data values from a real-time database. The real-time database may be used to... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property Dept.
20090006502 - Application-specific heap management: Tools and techniques for application-specific heap management are described herein. The tools may provide machine-readable storage media containing machine-readable instructions for profiling an application to facilitate managing heap memory associated with the application, and for managing requests from the application to allocate or deallocate from the heap memory based on... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090006504 - Method and file system: In order to face fragmentation, a method for storing and organizing files on a storage medium via a file system reserves on the storage medium a non-fragmented segment for taking up a file by storing within the file system an identification of an address range of the segment. The file... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property
20090006503 - System virtualization instance management for terminal sessions: Terminal sessions providing remote access to functionality may be isolated from each other, as well as from the server system space, by being placed in system virtualization instances. Applications associated with terminal sessions may be allocated to system virtualization instances. In particular, system virtualization instances may be pre-instantiated, and applications... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20090006501 - Zone control weights: A method and apparatus are provided for performing zone entity modifications to entities in a network wherein a set of generic zone entity modification commands with an estimated lower processing cost is selected for each modification. Prior zone entity modifications in the network and the associated quantity of entities and... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
20090006506 - Method and system for garbage collection of native resources: A system and method for enabling automatic and fast garbage collection of native resources. Native code of mixed-language components is directed to perform dynamic allocation of native entities (such as objects, structures, etc.) through a Native Entity Factory (NEF) component instead of using low-level native language operators. Using the NEF... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090006505 - System and method for managing memory: A method that allows use of a memory page dirty bit by a number of modules.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090006507 - System and method for ordering reclamation of unreachable objects: The present invention is a method and system for ordering reclamation of unreachable objects in a garbage collection system. After unreachable objects are determined, they are given a chance to declare dependence relationships. The system then determines zero-depended objects based on these declarations and destructs zero-depended objects. After destruction, their... Agent: Mingnan GuoPrevious industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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