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Data processing: database and file management or data structures March listing by industry category 03/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090083212 - System and method for executng multiple concurrent index-driven table access operations: An index scan processor and method to perform concurrent scans of stored indexed data. An indexed data scanner performs a first scan of stored data by sequentially scanning through an index data structure and maintains, over a duration of the first scan, a first scan current scan location within the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090083214 - Keyword search over heavy-tailed data and multi-keyword queries: Index structures and query processing framework that enforces a given threshold on the overhead of computing conjunctive keyword queries. This includes a keyword processing algorithm, logic to determine which indexes to materialize, and a probabilistic approach to reducing the overhead for determining which indexes to build. The index structures leverage... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083213 - Method and system for fast navigation in a hierarchical tree control: A method, system, and computer program product for fast navigation in a hierarchical tree control. A user is able to navigate more efficiently to a target file, folder or other artifact by eliminating the need to individually expand on any intervening folders that are above in hierarchy to the target... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090083218 - Retrieving collected data mapped to a base dictionary: A method includes defining a plurality of terms for use in conjunction with a study where the terms are stored according to a series of relations and the relations corresponding to the terms indicate an association from a term to at least one other of the plurality of terms, defining... Agent: Perman & Green
20090083219 - Sql code generation for heterogeneous environment: This invention relates generally to a system for processing database queries, and more particularly to a method for generating high level language or machine code to implement query execution plans. In one preferred embodiment, the method begins by receiving a subject query, and then forming an execution plan corresponding to... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090083215 - System, method, and computer-readable medium for automated selection of sampling usage in a database system: A system, method, and computer readable medium that automate the selection of sampling for statistics collection in a database system are provided. Various resource usage and savings evaluations may be made to determine if a column or index is a candidate for sampling during statistics recollections. If the column is... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090083216 - Temporally-aware evaluative score: A method includes processing a performance query to a dimensional data model by processing dimension coordinates that exist within the dimensional data model, wherein the dimension coordinates have a first particular grain (“finer grain”) that is finer than a second particular grain (“coarser grain”), the method to determine an evaluative... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20090083217 - Web accelerator apparatus, system, and method: A system, apparatus, and method for accelerating display of frequently accessed slowly changing static content by causing a client having cache to actively request new content from a server and influencing caching policy at the client.... Agent: Patentry
20090083225 - Advertisement filtering and targeting through user-preferences: A method is provided. The method includes (a) querying a viewer for a preference setting for provision of advertisements, (b) receiving from the viewer a response to the query for the preference setting for provision of advertisements, and (c) providing to the viewer an electronic signal, the electronic signal including... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC
20090083235 - Apparatus and method for providing job searching services, recruitment services and/or recruitment-related services: An apparatus, including a memory device which stores information regarding a job opening, position, assignment, contract, or project, and information regarding a job search request or inquiry, a processing device which processes the information regarding a job search request or inquiry upon a detection of a job posting by at... Agent: Raymond A. Joao, Esq.
20090083230 - Apparatus and method for supporting information searches: An information search supporting apparatus includes a search history storage storing keywords, narrow-down criteria for each of the keywords, and keyword attributes expressing meanings of the keywords, while keeping them in correspondence; and a search number-of-times storage storing number of times indicating how many times one or both of the... Agent: Gregory Turocy Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083222 - Information retrieval using query-document pair information: Information retrieval using query-document pair information is described. In an embodiment, a click record is accessed having information about queries and documents where user clicks have been observed for query-document pairs. A click graph is either formed or accessed. This has nodes connected by edges, each node representing any of... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090083234 - Intelligent computing device agent system for automatic recognition of multi user computing environment and information sharing setup: An intelligent computing device agent system for auto recognition of a computing environment of multi-user and optimum information exchange configuration is provided. In the computing device agent system automatically detects the user's computing environment and intelligently makes network access configuration and an information exchange type required between interacting computing devices... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090083229 - Knowledge management system with collective search facility: A search facility includes a computerized appliance coupled to one or more private enterprise networks with connected data repositories, the appliance executing software from a machine-readable media, and a portal from one of the one or more private enterprise networks to one or more networks external to the enterprise. The... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20090083228 - Matching of modified visual and audio media: A method for matching media objects includes receiving a plurality of reference objects, and computing respective reference feature vectors (104, 106) of one or more of the reference image frames (86, 88) in each of the reference objects. Upon receiving a query object, a respective query feature vector (110) of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090083223 - Method and apparatus for associating menu information: Methods and Apparatus related to generating representations of information. The information may include menu information for merchants such as restaurants. Referring to menus, methods may include receiving potential information for a first menu, and receiving indications of associations of the information with the first menu and/or any number of additional... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090083236 - Method and apparatus for photograph finding: Digital image data including discrete photographic images of a variety of different subjects, times, and so forth, are collected and analyzed to identify specific features in the photographs. In an embodiment of the invention, distinctive markers are distributed to aid in the identification of particular subject matter. Facial recognition may... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090083220 - Profiling content creation and retrieval in a content management system: A content management system provides a profiling mechanism that automatically tags changes made to elements in a document with applicability metadata, and uses the applicability metadata when processing a request to the repository by a user to filter the query results according to a profile for the user. A profiling... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090083227 - Retrieving apparatus, retrieving method, and computer program product: A word coinciding with a retrieval object keyword and a word tied to the word are read out from a word dictionary in which words representing formal names and aliases of the normal names are registered in association with a family attribute indicating a family relation among the words. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090083232 - Search results with search query suggestions: A search service provides a set of search results (420) in response to a search query from a user, and provides one or more suggested search queries (430), for selection by the user to generate more search results, at least one of the suggested search queries having a correspondence with... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090083224 - Summarizing data removed from a query result set based on a data quality standard: A method, article of manufacture and apparatus for graphically summarizing the data in an initial query result set, including when rows are removed from the result set by applying a data quality standard is disclosed. When a user selects to change the data quality standard, a group of target rows... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090083233 - System and article of manufacture for efficient evaluation of index screening predicates: Techniques are provided for processing a query using an index. It is determined whether a number of consecutive keys that evaluate to a false-positive when applying a screening predicate in the query exceeds a false-positive predefined value. One or more keys in the index are skipped in response to determining... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090083231 - System and method for analyzing electronic data records: A system and method for analyzing electronic data records including an annotation unit being operable to receive a set of electronic data records and to compute concept vectors for the set of electronic data records, wherein the coordinates of the concept vectors represent scores of the concepts in the respective... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090083221 - System and method for estimating and storing skills for reuse: A system and method that automatically estimates and chronicles the skills of an individual creating a database of skills that are dynamically updated, and enables the search and viewing of skills along multiple dimensions and at the desired level of detail. The system also provides the playback or reuse of... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20090083226 - Techniques for modifying a query based on query associations: Techniques are provided through which query associations are made between initial queries and corresponding query modifications to the initial queries previously made. Each query modification is made with respect to a searchable source. Based on these query associations, modified queries are generated on a per-source basis. Query associations may be... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090083239 - Accessing objects in a service registry and repository using a treat as function: A service registry and repository method, system, computer program product and web service for managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving a database path query expression comprising a main expression and a treat-as expression; translating the database path query expression into an object query; and querying the object database... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090083240 - Authorization agnostic based mechanism: Systems and methods that provides for an authorization agnostic access in web service environments to privileged information. A query component can specify how a call is to be made to a data store and predefines the data that is retrievable in response to a query defined thereby (e.g., thru HTTPS,... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083243 - Cross-language search: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which a cross-language search can be performed. A search query can be examined to determine whether it is a candidate for cross-language searching. Upon identifying a candidate, the search can be performed using a translated search query associated with the search... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090083241 - Data paging with a stateless service: Systems and methods that facilitate data retrieval in a stateless environment by limiting amount of retrievable data associated with a single client request. A retrieval limitation component partially satisfies a query and retrieves an initial batch of information. Moreover, identifications can further be designated to retrieve additional information if so... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083244 - Method and system for subject relevant web page filtering based on navigation paths information: Method and system to utilize the set of navigation paths of web pages as the contextual information for subject relevant web page filtering with high accuracy are provided. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining all web pages in one or more web pages collections; collecting information of the links... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090083237 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a visual search interface: An apparatus for providing a visual search interface may include a processing element configured to receive indications of an image including an object, receive location information indicative of a location associated with a user providing the indications of the image, and enable performance of a visual search based on the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090083238 - Stop-and-restart style execution for long running decision support queries: Stop-and-restart query execution that partially leverages the work already performed during the initial execution of the query to reduce the execution time during a restart. The technique selectively saves information from a previous execution of the query so that the overhead associated with restarting the query execution can be bounded.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083242 - System and method for processing database queries: The present invention provides a system and method for processing a database query between one or more clients and one or more databases. The database query, which is formatted using a first protocol, is received from one of the clients. One of the databases is selected to process the database... Agent: Rg & Associates
20090083246 - System and method for smart scripting call centers and configuration thereof: The invention provides user configurable and reconfigurable scripting, methods of scripting, and systems for scripting for use by call centers, technical support centers; and marketers. Scripts are interactive tools that guide a telemarketer, a sales person, or a technical support technician through a telephone call with a customer. Scripts are... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090083245 - Using user context information to select media files for a user in a distributed multi-user digital media system: In a distributed or multi-user system, it is possible for a user to try to access a media file that is not optimal for the user's purposes. In other words, the best quality version of some source material might not be the most optimal version for all users. For example,... Agent: Oliver Strimpel, Patent Counsel Avid Technology, Inc.
20090083247 - Automatically making changes in a document in a content management system based on a change by a user to other content in the document: A content management system provides a way to detect a change to one part of a document, and to generate a corresponding change in a different part of the same document. Dynamic inclusion rules define conditions that, when satisfied, allow automatically changing a link in a document to a new... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090083251 - Content quality apparatus, systems, and methods: Embodiments herein receive a set of content quality threshold values, a search string, and a content data stream at a content quality metric (CQM) apparatus. Content segments associated with the content data stream are scored and/or graded according to a set of content relevance scales. The content data stream is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090083253 - Efficient evaluation of hierarchical cubes by non-blocking rollups and skipping levels: Techniques are described herein for efficiently evaluating database queries that include hierarchical cube computations. During second and subsequent evaluation phases (if any), a database server does not re-determine groups (nor re-aggregate within such groups) that have already been determined in a previous evaluation phase. Instead, according to a technique described... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090083261 - Information display apparatus, information display method, and computer program product: A keyword expressing a search target and an instance of information associated with the keyword are extracted from a character string included in a web document acquired for the keyword, based on a topic ontology, a relationship between the instances is visualized in a first topic graph expressed by a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083259 - Information providing system, information providing method and information providing record medium: An information providing system which provides accumulated information items in compliance with requests has an association unit which totals access logs to the information items in each predetermined access unit. The association unit associates the plurality of information items accessed in the predetermined access unit as relevant information items. The... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090083257 - Method and subsystem for information acquisition and aggregation to facilitate ontology and language-model generation within a content-search-service system: Various embodiments of the present invention include information-aggregation-and-classification components of content-search-service systems which acquire information from information sources, aggregate and normalize the acquired information, and classify the acquired information prior to storing the normalized and classified information for use by language-model-builder components and ontology-builder components of the content-search-service systems. Additional... Agent: Olympic Patent Works PLLC
20090083256 - Method and subsystem for searching media content within a content-search-service system: Various embodiments of the present invention include concept-service components of content-search-service systems which employ ontologies and vocabularies prepared for particular categories of content at particular times in order to score transcripts prepared from content items to enable a search-service component of a content-search-service system to assign estimates of the relatedness... Agent: Olympic Patent Works PLLC
20090083254 - Method and system for providing improved answers: If the judge finds that the first author's answer is better than the second author's, then the first author's answer remains ranked first under the question; if the judge finds that the second author's answer is better, then second author's answer replaces the first author's answer as the #1 ranked... Agent: Michael Rossides
20090083249 - Method for intelligent consumer earcons: A method for utilizing earcons, includes: forming a database of earcons; forming a user profile and preferences database; monitoring user audio content; monitoring the user environment; playing a series of earcons from the database of earcons on a user's communication device; wherein the series of earcons are chosen from the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Endicott
20090083258 - Methods and apparatus for improved neighborhood based analysis in ratings estimation: Systems and techniques for estimation of item ratings for a user. A set of item ratings by multiple users is maintained, and similarity measures for all items are precomputed, as well as values used to generate interpolation weights for ratings neighboring a rating of interest to be estimated. A predetermined... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090083248 - Multi-ranker for search: Systems and methods for processing user queries and identifying a set of documents relevant to the user query from a database using multi ranker search are described. In one implementation, the retrieved documents can be paired to form document pairs, or instance pairs, in a variety of combinations. Such instance... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090083263 - Parallel processing computer systems with reduced power consumption and methods for providing the same: This invention provides a computer system architecture and method for providing the same which can include a web page search node including a web page collection. The system and method can also include a web server configured to receive, from a given user via a web browser, a search query... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC
20090083250 - Probabilistic search and retrieval of work order equipment parts list data based on identified failure tracking attributes: This disclosure describes, generally, methods and systems for creating dynamic subsets of larger equipment parts lists (EPLs). For example, a method may include receiving a search request that includes an associated failure code and a target asset. The method might further include providing an EPL for the asset type, and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090083255 - Query spelling correction: A technology for query spelling correction is disclosed. In one method approach, web search results generated based on a query term are received. The web search results are used as a part of determining a correction candidate for the query term if the query term is incorrectly spelt.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083264 - Reporting to a website owner one or more appearances of a specified word in one or more page-specific open-ended comments concerning one or more particular web pages of a website: In one embodiment, a method for reporting to a website owner one or more appearances of a specified word in one or more page-specific open-ended comments concerning one or more particular web pages of a website includes receiving one or more page-specific open-ended comments concerning one or more particular web... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090083260 - System and method for providing community network based video searching and correlation: Systems and methods are described which allow a more accurate determination of relationships among videos in terms of their subject matter, context and social preferences. Rather than relying on user-specified metadata to relate videos, the present embodiments use social affinity to determine related subject matter. The process begins with a... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090083262 - System for entity search and a method for entity scoring in a linked document database: A system has a processor coupled to access a document database that indexes keywords and instances of entities having entity types in a plurality of documents. The processor is programmed to receive an input query including one or more keywords and one or more entity types, and search the database... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department
20090083252 - Web-based competitions using dynamic preference ballots: In one example, a method for ranking items such as contest entries is provided. An exemplary method includes displaying sequential subsets of entries from a plurality of entries for a first user to vote on, e.g., making a selection of their preference of one over the other. The method further... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090083265 - Complex regular expression construction: A mechanism is provided to facilitate complex textual pattern matching. Regular expressions are specified utilizing a set of rules of various simplicity/complexity. These rules are subsequently employed to generate a more complex regular expression described by the rules, which can be passed to a regular expression engine to identity textual... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083268 - Managing variants of artifacts in a software process: In some embodiments the management of revisions to segments of code or artifacts is disclosed. Such management can assist a software developer in the development of software. In some embodiments, a developer can retrieve a versioned file from a repository, modify content of the versioned file to create a variant... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20090083267 - Method and system for compressing data: The present disclosure is directed to a method and system for compressing data. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present disclosure, at least one data string is received. The at least one data string includes characters. A token string corresponding to the at least one data string is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090083269 - Method and system for identifying website visitors: A website server computer hosting a website can identify a visitor to the website by using information provided by a visitor server computer that interacts with the visitor. The information provided by the server computer, in some embodiments, can be a combination of an IP address and characteristics of a... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20090083266 - Techniques for tokenizing urls: Techniques are described for tokenizing a corpus of URLs of web documents. URLs are first tokenized based upon specified generic delimiters to form components. The components are then tokenized using website-specific delimiters. Website-specific delimiters are any non-alphanumerical symbol or a unit change that is specific to a particular website. Support... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090083270 - System and program for handling anchor text: Disclosed is a system and program for processing anchor text for information retrieval. A set of anchors that point to a target document is formed. Anchors with same anchor text are grouped together. Information is computed for each group. Context information is generated for the target document based on the... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090083271 - Automatically adding bytecode to a software application to determine database access information: A system and method for automatically analyzing virtual machine bytecode of a software application and adding additional bytecode operable to determine information regarding database access performed by the software application are described. According to one embodiment of the method, program code of a software application may be received, wherein the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090083273 - Portable electronic apparatus and control method for portable electronic apparatus: An IC card has a function for executing a process in a plurality of logical channels. When receiving a command in a certain logical channel, a control section of the IC card determines whether a priority right of an access to a file to be processed by the command is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090083272 - Role-based user tracking in service usage: Devising a centralized usage database for tracking and recording the usage of various services by various users may be difficult for several reasons, including the volume of data generated by each user in interacting with each service. Techniques are disclosed for streamlining usage data transmitted between the services, the users,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083288 - Community based internet language training providing flexible content delivery: A system an method for interactive English language training are provided. Web-based content units are processed and language metadata is generated comprising and stored with the content unit in a content package. A platform server facilitates access to the content unit by a user using a content player. The content... Agent: Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC
20090083285 - Cross-satellite memory organization for medical image data: A method, a system and a computer readable medium are disclosed for storing medical image data in a clinic which includes a plurality of satellites as stations. In this arrangement, the image data captured by a modality are all stored in an STS memory and in a long-term storage device.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090083284 - Delivery server for delivering documents to be browsed to mobile terminal, mobile terminal, and delivery system for delivering documents to be browsed to mobile terminal: In a delivery server for delivering documents to be browsed to a mobile terminal, a vital part extracting unit extracts vital parts of a document, a priority order determining unit determines an order of priority of each of the extracted vital parts, a browse control information creating unit creates, based... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090083286 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and storage medium in which program thereof is recorded: An information processing apparatus uses unique IDs to manage items, such as electronic files and folders, to be operated and includes: an information share window ID managing section managing, in a share window ID management DB, information of the window Ids corresponding to windows of Web browsers that are to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090083276 - Inserting data into an in-memory distributed nodal database: A method and apparatus loads data to an in-memory database across multiple nodes in a parallel computing system. A database loader uses SQL flags, historical information gained from monitoring prior query execution times and patterns, and node and network configuration to determine how to effectively cluster data attributes across multiple... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090083275 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for performing a visual search using grid-based feature organization: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for visually searching feature sets that are organized in a grid-like manner. As such, a feature set associated with a location-based grid area may be received. The location-based grid area may also be associated with the location of a device. After... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090083279 - Methods and apparatus for content caching in a video network: Methods and apparatus for selectively caching (and de-caching) video content in network so as to reduce content transformation requirements and also cache storage requirements. In one embodiment, a content caching controller associated with a content server differentiates content requests based on content attributes such as the requested codec format (e.g.,... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates
20090083274 - Network content modification: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for the modification of network source content. According to various embodiments described herein, source content that includes primary source content and secondary source content is received via a network. Secondary source content is identified for modification. Insertion content is identified for use in modifying... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC
20090083283 - Newsmaker verification and commenting method and system: An on-line article comprising instances of newsmakers is provided by an Internet connected news server or news aggregator server and the names of the newsmakers are automatically identified by a newsmaker verification and commenting module. The article is displayed to a reader on an Internet connected client computer. The instances... Agent: King & Spalding
20090083277 - Nodal data normalization: Embodiments of the invention may be used to normalize data stored in an in-memory database on a parallel computer system. The data normalization may be used to achieve memory savings, thereby reducing the number of compute nodes required to store an in-memory database. Thus, as a result, faster response times... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090083278 - System and method for discovering and presenting social relationships between internet users and content: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are disclosed for discovering relationships between one or more content items and one or more users. The method of the present invention comprises retrieving one or more bookmarks and one or more tags associated with one or URLs generated by one or more users.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow, Kaufman & Frankl LLP
20090083280 - System and method for guiding sightseers: A method for guiding sightseers includes the steps of: providing at least one application server (20), each application server comprising a transreceiver (21) and a database (22); providing a handheld device (11), and searching for one or more active application servers in the wireless communication range of the handheld device;... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090083281 - System and method for real time local music playback and remote server lyric timing synchronization utilizing social networks and wiki technology: A method enabling a local user having a playback device with a specialized player plug-in device to synchronize a display of song lyrics to a timer clock of hosting playback software and to search a remote computer system. The system includes a database with songs and hosting playback software with... Agent: Naomi Assia Law Offices C/o LandonIPInc.
20090083289 - System for accessing a service associated with a resource: A method and system for accessing services for any file or object that a user can retrieve through a browser. A service is associated with a web-accessible object based on a configurable matching condition, referred to as a service lock. Services are accessible for essentially any Web page or object... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20090083287 - Systems and methods for an extensible business application framework: Method and systems for editing data from a query result include requesting a query result using a unique collection identifier for a collection of individual files and a unique identifier for a configuration file that specifies a data structure for the query result. A query result is generated that contains... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090083290 - Virtual customer database: The present invention includes a virtual customer database system for delivering personalized services to a consumer operating a communication device. The virtual customer database system includes an administrator and a distributed database. The distributed database may be selectively loaded by the administrator with customer related information extracted from participating businesses.... Agent: Accenture Indy 33391 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090083282 - Work flow metadata system and method: A system for collecting metadata in association with recorded content includes equipment configured to record and process content in the workflow. Metadata collection devices include devices incorporated in the equipment and/or devices configured to externally access the system. The metadata collection devices are configured to collect metadata and associate the... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090083295 - Apparatus, computer program product, and method for managing meta data: In the case where specifics of an error have been detected out of an instance data that has been received by a receiving unit and that does not satisfy restrictions being applied to an instance data description and being defined in a dictionary that is meta data, a change proposal... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090083294 - Efficient xml schema validation mechanism for similar xml documents: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide for a method for validating a target document written in a structured language against a schema for the structured language. A record of document fragments that have been previously validated against the schema is maintained. The target document is compared to the document fragments... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090083291 - Geospatial modeling system providing windowed geospatial model data inpainting and related methods: A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device, and a processor. The processor may cooperate with the geospatial model data storage device for windowing geospatial model spatial domain data to define a plurality of windowed geospatial model spatial domain data sets, and transforming the plurality of... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist
20090083292 - System and method for estimating distances between multiple index-driven scan operations: A method and processor to determine distances between multiple index driven scan operations. A first anchor index entry is identified during a first index scan and stored. A first number of index entries between the first anchor index entry and a first index scan location being processed by a first... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090083293 - Way of indexing web content: A system, article and method of indexing web content is presented. An attribute is generated for a rendered web page rendered by a display component. The attribute includes a uniform resource locator to the rendered web page, and the rendered web page is associated with a complex resource structure that... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090083297 - Apparatus and method of customizable model import and export to and from xml schema formats: In one embodiment the present invention includes a computer-implemented method of converting first metadata to second metadata using a mapping and custom exits. The metadata is at the MI level and the mapping is generated based on information at the M2 level. The custom exits provide programmable mapping rules in... Agent: Charles L. Hamilton Fountainhead Law Group P.C.
20090083298 - Document encoding apparatus, document encoding method, and computer-readable storage medium: Digit counts c′ after the decimal point of attribute values in a structured document are acquired (S404). The detected attribute values are transformed into value character strings that represent integer values by manipulating the decimal point positions of the attribute values in accordance with a maximum digit count of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090083296 - Metadata endpoint for a generic service: A metadata endpoint for a generic service is disclosed. The technology initially defines an endpoint for metadata which was previously combined with a corresponding data endpoint. The metadata and corresponding data endpoint were combined in a first Service Oriented Environment (SOE) in which a combining constraint is not placed upon... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083299 - Method and apparatus for managing a contact list: A method of managing a contact list in a communication system includes: a) in response to user manipulation, generating a contact identification (ID) representing a contact person in the communication system, and presenting the contact ID on the contact list; b) keeping track of a contact frequency between the user... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090083306 - Autopropagation of business intelligence metadata: A method of processing data is disclosed. A data field change is detected in a received data entry received by a business intelligence application. A shared metadata entry shared by two or more business intelligence application stack elements is processed to derive for each of at least a subset of... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090083311 - Business intelligence data repository and data management system and method: A business intelligence and data management system is disclosed comprising a database for storing multi-dimensional business data from multiple online educational institutions; a usage tracking engine for recording within a user profile the time and duration of access to disparate system features. A reporting engine provides periodic and custom reports... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20090083308 - Computer method and apparatus for per asset time-line display in engineering product revision management: Computer method and apparatus managing engineering product revisions. A repository holds one or more assets. For each asset, the repository holds respective revisions of the asset. A revision manager tracks changes of state of assets of the repository. Each change of state of a given asset results in a respective... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090083309 - Credential production job management: One embodiment of a credential production system includes a plurality of credential manufacturing devices, at least one client computer and a credential production server that is remote from the client computer and the credential manufacturing device. The credential production server comprises instructions stored in a tangible medium and executable by... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090083312 - Document composition system and method: A method and a system is provided for composing a document for a selected topic based on a plurality of information sources. The document composition system includes a note gathering module including a first display window for acquiring a plurality of notes from the plurality of associated information sources. A... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090083300 - Document processing device and document processing method: A schema creating apparatus 75 acquires a definition file, and extracts elements or attributes included in an XML document, which can be created using the definition file, with reference to the templates described in the definition file. Then, the schema creating apparatus 75 presumes the structure including the elements and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090083310 - Dynamic system for creating and managing a database: A dynamic system for creating and managing a database (4) includes at least one server device (3, 6) in which a server software part (10) is installed and contains the database (4) and at least one client device (5, 7) in which a client software part (20) is installed. The... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090083304 - Enterprise service oriented architecture for large file handling with document management system: A computer-implemented method of storing an object received from a client device on one or more content servers remote from the client device includes receiving, through a service oriented (SOA) layer, object metadata about the object from a non-proprietary interface running on the client device and generating a uniform resource... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090083313 - Managing data flows in graph-based computations: Processing data elements associated with a hierarchy that includes multiple levels includes: forming multiple flows of data elements, with each flow being associated with a level of the hierarchy; and including within at least some of the flows hierarchical structure information associated with a level of the hierarchy. For at... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090083303 - Network usage collection system: A system includes a first database to associate a sub-interface identifier with customer information, a second database to store a history of customer usage records, and a first device. The first device may receive information from a routing device, where the information includes the sub-interface identifier for a sub-interface of... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090083307 - System and method for acquiring and adding data on the playing of elements or multimedia files: The invention relates to a system and method for acquiring and aggregating information relating to the reproduction of multimedia files or elements in a database, said data including information relating to the number of multimedia file or element reproductions. The inventive system comprises a plurality of digital devices which can... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090083305 - System for processing and using electronic documents: The illustrative embodiments provide a system and method for processing a document. A data storage unit is provided to store data corresponding to the document, several documents processed at a previous time, and a set of rules. A rule in the set of rules may include a rule identifier, a... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20090083302 - Using an incrementing time element to selectively add list items to either the start or the end of an ordered list: The present invention discloses a solution for establishing position values of new items in an ordered list at either the start or the end of the list without using of markers and without needing to query all the items of the list. In the solution, a command to add a... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. - IBM Cam
20090083301 - Web-based address database and method of generating a physical address: A method for generating a physical address associated with one or more email addresses is provided. The method includes providing an email address and querying a database for the email address. The physical address associated with said email address is then provided. The present invention also relates to a method... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090083318 - Device adaptively switching image processes in accordance with characteristic of object included in image: The present invention relates to a device configured to determine whether to perform transform processing from image data into vector data in accordance with characteristics of an object. The device is configured: to separate an object from image data; then to determine whether to transform image data corresponding to the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090083317 - File system, data processing apparatus, file reference method, and storage medium: A file system which is reduced in time taken to refer to a file stored for reference in an apparatus on a network from another apparatus on the network, and is improved in the usage efficiency of a storage resource. In the file system, a file stored in a first... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090083315 - Information processing apparatus and encoding method: There is provided an information processing apparatus for providing encoding technology that enables data size reductions and analysis processing speed improvements even for data including elements having complex attribute values. The apparatus includes a file input unit that inputs a file including elements having a data stream of a predetermined... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090083316 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program: An information processing apparatus includes a generation unit configured, in extracting an object from an input document, to generate object data including a word indicating a characteristic of the object and store the generated word in a storage area, a storage unit configured to store a table holding the word... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090083314 - Method of manipulating information objects and of accessing such objects in a computer environment: The invention relates to a method which is used in a computer environment in order to produce a current view from at least one source information object that can vary. The inventive method is characterised in that it comprises the following steps: a reference of the view in relation to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090083319 - Method of executing a background task and an array controller: The present invention provides a method of executing a background task on an array of data storage devices, the method comprising recording information about where in an array data is stored and executing a background task only on those regions of the array in which data is stored.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090083329 - Content management system and computer readable medium: A content management system includes a conversion a section, a display data storing section, a field section, an operation section and a management section. The conversion section converts content data into display data which is to be written into an electronic paper. The display data storing section stores the display... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090083322 - Content scheduling for fantasy gaming: A user database includes information concerning at least one entity of interest. A program database includes multimedia content information associated with items of multimedia content and including a temporal interval during which the items of multimedia content are available. A presentation scheduling facility is communicatively coupled to the user database... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090083333 - Design support system: The present invention solves the problems with the prior-art environmentally friendly design. That is, in order to achieve continual improvement, it is necessary to make a detailed evaluation based on the parts configuration. If a method of setting a basic unit for each individual part is used, a large number... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090083327 - Digital recipe box: A digital recipe box is disclosed that allows the user to get rid of big bulky recipe books, save space, eliminate the trips to the computer or having your computer in the kitchen and essentially saving time with the added bonus of organizing all recipes and protection of heirloom recipes.... Agent: Nicole A. Ringham
20090083320 - Display method and system for collecting media preference information: An end user media preferences “key” captures an end user's personal media interests and tastes in a unique display format that is saved locally to an end user's computer. The key is forged using a display interface on a given site. As the end user later navigates to different web... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20090083326 - Experience bookmark for dynamically generated multimedia content playlist: In one embodiment, a method comprises identifying, by a multimedia generator circuit, media content elements from at least one available media source based on a prescribed multimedia presentation theme, each media content element identified as accessible from the at least one available media source via a corresponding media identifier, the... Agent: Leon R Turkevich
20090083335 - Information processing method, apparatus and program in xml driven architecture: This invention relates to the development of a business program in an XML driven architecture. First, XML data corresponding to a form screen is analyzed and a business class corresponding to a tag included in the XML data is specified. Then, by referring to a business class manager in which... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090083331 - Method and apparatus for creating content for playing contents in portable terminal: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for creating content for continuously playing a plurality of contents in a portable terminal. The method includes receiving rules in a content setting mode, creating one or more contents according to the received rules, and continuously playing the one or more contents when... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090083324 - Method and apparatus for menu generation: Methods and Apparatus related to generating representations of information. The information may include menu information for merchants such as restaurants. Referring to menus, methods may include receiving potential information for a first menu, and receiving indications of associations of the information with the first menu and/or any number of additional... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090083321 - Method for storing, transporting and using user media preferences information: An end user media preferences “key” captures an end user's personal media interests and tastes in a unique display format that is saved locally to an end user's computer. As the end user navigates to different web sites having media discovery applications and services, he or she uses the key... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20090083330 - Population selection framework, systems and methods: Tools providing a flexible selection framework for automated processes. The framework can allow end-users to define their own selection criteria to select a data population to be processed (for example, by a business application). Hence, the tools provide enhanced control over what data is provided to which process. Some such... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090083323 - Renting or purchasing digital media data selectable by a plurality of methods and delivered to customer by a plurality of delivery methods: A customer can rent digital content that is encoded onto rewritable media at the time of rental or purchase. The user has the ability to select the digital content, the media that the content is encoded onto, the method of delivery, and the period of the rental if applicable, and... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20090083325 - System and method for end to end testing solution for middleware based applications: A method, system and computer program product for testing a Middleware based application, including providing XML or XSD data and generating an XML template from the XML or XSD data, generating a test data template from the XML template, and generating XML values from the test data template. The XML... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090083334 - System and methods for management of risk data and analytics: Managing and analyzing occurrences of certain types of adverse events associated with a distribution of a prescription drug into the commercial marketplace, such as a drug having an associated abuse liability potential. Data concerning an occurrence of an adverse event associated with such distribution is received and selectively logged as... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090083328 - Systems and methods for profiled and focused searching of litigation information: Systems and methods for profiled and focused searching of litigation information allow a user to access specific legal information for use during litigation. The user can connect to a web site and access particular information from multiple sources based on the litigation task the user wishes to accomplish One litigation... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090083332 - Tagging over time: real-world image annotation by lightweight metalearning: A principled, probabilistic approach to meta-learning acts as a go-between for a ‘black-box’ image annotation system and its users. Inspired by inductive transfer, the approach harnesses available information, including the black-box model's performance, the image representations, and a semantic lexicon ontology. Being computationally ‘lightweight.’ the meta-learner efficiently re-trains over time,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090083336 - Search based data management: The invention includes a system including a one or more storage devices including the data items a metadata tagging component for associating metadata to each data item, a policy component defining one or more data management polices as a function of the metadata, a search engine for generating a list... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20090083337 - Performing synchronization among relational database tables with minimal contention: A method, system and computer program product for performing synchronization between source and target tables. An external data source inserts a new row in a first table as it modifies or creates a row in the source table where each new row in the first table includes a primary key... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20090083338 - Synchronization of electronic postings: Systems and methods of providing synchronization of electronic postings are disclosed herein. A first pre-existing file item is identified in a first file system of a first computing device. A first posting can be received at the first file system. The first posting can a user-entered posting. The first posting... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090083339 - Efficient and correct fuzzy snapshots: A method and device are provided for taking a database snapshot using a fuzzy snapshot. In one example, the method includes starting and maintaining a transaction log of the database, starting and maintaining a fuzzy snapshot of the database without applying any hindering locks to the database, and restoring the... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090083340 - Customizable metadata merging framework: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates merging different versions of a database object. During operation, the system receives metadata associated with a first version of a database object and a second version of the database object. The system then compares metadata associated with the first... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090083343 - Computer method and apparatus for accessing assets in an engineering product management system repository: Computer method and apparatus managing engineering product revisions. A repository holds one or more assets. For each asset, the repository holds respective revisions of the asset. A revision manager tracks changes of state of assets of the repository. Each change of state of a given asset results in a respective... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090083344 - Computer system, management computer, and file management method for file consolidation: Provided is a computer system, including: a computer; and a storage system coupled to the computer via a network. The computer includes: an interface coupled to the network, a processor coupled to the interface and a memory coupled to the processor. The storage system includes a plurality of volumes in... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090083341 - Ensuring that the archival data deleted in relational source table is already stored in relational target table: A method, system and computer program product for ensuring that archival data deleted in a source table is already stored in a target table. An external data source sets a flag in the first table to identify the row in the source table to be deleted. An application sets a... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
20090083342 - Pull model for file replication at multiple data centers: Various embodiments of a system and method for replicating a file over multiple data centers are described. The method may comprise creating a plurality of file records in a database at a data center that initially receives the file. Each record may correspond to a destination data center at which... Agent: B. Noel Kivlin Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090083345 - Storage system determining execution of backup of data according to quality of wan: There is provided a storage system providing a storage volume and being coupled via a network to a secondary storage system for storing a backup of data stored in the storage volume, the storage system copies data stored in the storage volume to the secondary storage system, upon receiving an... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090083346 - Cancellation of individual logical volumes in premigration chains: Provided are techniques for cancellation of premigration of a member in a chain. A set of premigration messages are received, wherein a separate premigration message is received for each logical volume in a chain of logical volumes. While processing the premigration messages in order of receipt of each of the... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090083347 - Data storage apparatus, image forming apparatus and data deletion method: A data storage apparatus having a plurality of hard disk drives, having: a deletion control section which executes complete deletion processes of the plurality of hard disk drives simultaneously; and a display control section to form a progress status display information of the complete deletion processes by the deletion control... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090083349 - Memory management for garbage collection of critical real time threads: Mechanisms of memory management in a real time runtime environment having a garbage collected memory heap are provided. The runtime environment includes a critical real time thread that is precluded from accessing the garbage collected memory heap. The runtime environment further includes a scoped memory area for the allocation of... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090083348 - Memory management using garbage collection of objects in child scoped memory areas: Mechanisms of memory management in a scoped memory system of a data processing system having a one or more scoped memory areas are provided. The mechanisms identify a set of one or more child scoped memory areas of the scoped memory area for garbage collection. The mechanisms further identify, in... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090077006 - Computer-implemented database systems and related methods: In one implementation, a computer-implemented system is provided in a network comprised of several node computers and a plurality of program components, having access to a highly available, persistent database system to effect reading, writing and/or mutating accesses to one or more databases, the one or more databases having a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090077004 - Data recovery in a hierarchical data storage system: Systems and methods for retrieving data from a storage system having a plurality of storage pools are provided. The system comprises a logic unit for processing configurable data retrieval instructions to determine a first storage pool from which target backup data is to be retrieved, in response to a data... Agent: CenturyIPGroup, Inc. [ibm Us]
20090077007 - Method and system for suggesting meals based on tastes and preferences of individual users: A system and method for generating meal suggestion messages using an expert system and then pushing those suggestions to users. Meal suggestions are tailored to users based on their tastes and preferences. Users specify preferences related to a diet plan, food preferences, meal time preferences, and meal preparation preferences. An... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090077003 - Remotely debugging metadata of filesystem without accessing user data of filesystem: Metadata is extracted from a filesystem of a first system. The filesystem includes user data and the metadata. The metadata relates to the user data and is corrupt. Just the just the metadata extracted from the filesystem is transmitted from the first system to a second system. The second system... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20090077008 - System and method for extracting user selected data from a database: A system and method are provided for receiving extracted data from a transaction database. Extracted data is transformed into a predefined structure and used to populate a database. A set of measures are then provided for interrogating the database and these may be displayed to the user with dimensions which... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20090077005 - Techniques for asynchronous command interface for scalable and active data warehousing: Techniques for asynchronous command processing within a parallel processing environment are provided. A command is raised or received within a parallel processing data warehousing environment. A job or a component of the job is dynamically monitored, controlled, or modified in response to the real-time processing of the command. The job... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090077014 - Data mapping document design system: A data mapping document design system provides a market differentiator that facilitates creating the technical specification for migrating legacy databases. The system addresses the significant technical problems associated with the immensely labor intensive, complex, and error prone endeavor of manually creating the technical specification. The system not only achieves cost... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090077012 - Displaying relevant abstract database elements: Embodiments of the invention enable users of an abstract database to use logical fields that are relevant to a given model entity. In one embodiment, a user may be presented with a query interface that includes relevant fields, and which may be used to compose abstract queries. In another embodiment,... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090077019 - Flexible access of data stored in a database: A system and computer readable medium for processing a request to retrieve data from a database is disclosed. The system and computer readable medium of the present invention comprises receiving the request which comprises a function that processes at least one data item specified in the request, retrieving the at... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090077016 - Fully automated sql tuning: Techniques are provided for a fully-automated process for tuning database query language statements that selects database query language statements for tuning, tunes the database query language statements and generates tuning recommendations, tests the tuning recommendations, and determines whether to implement the tuning recommendations based on the test results. The fully-automated... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090077013 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for user-driven targeted query re-optimizations using delta values: A method, system, and computer program product for user-driven targeted query re-optimizations using delta values are provided. The method includes displaying a query tree for a query via a graphical user interface (GUI), where the query tree includes a plurality of interconnected nodes in a tree structure, and outputting a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division
20090077010 - Optimization of database queries including grouped aggregation functions: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for generating predicted cardinality statistics for grouped aggregation functions included in database queries. In general, characteristics of a database query are determined, and are then supplied to a probability function configured to generate a predicted cardinality statistic. The generated statistic represents a prediction of... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090077017 - Sql performance analyzer: Techniques are provided for analyzing performance differences for a set of database query language statements on two different database systems. The performance analysis is based on quantitative measurements and estimates of the execution of the set of database query language statements on the two different database systems. This performance analysis... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090077011 - System and method for executing compute-intensive database user-defined programs on an attached high-performance parallel computer: A specific embodiment of this invention was used for deploying a bio-informatics application involving gene and protein sequence matching using the Smith-Waterman algorithm on a database system connected via an Ethernet local area network to a parallel supercomputer.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090077015 - System and method for implementing composite applications: A software and/or hardware facility for implementing composite applications. The facility includes a composite application designer that enables users to create and modify composite applications. A composite application can include data from primary assets, as well as data from derived assets, which are assets that are derived from one or... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090077009 - System and method for storage, management and automatic indexing of structured documents: A structured document storage and management technique utilizes a generic document model tree that contains structured document nodes. A symbol conversion module contains untagged data associated with one or more of the structured document nodes and with a corresponding number of value codes. An encoded vector set includes a set... Agent: Walter W. Duft
20090077018 - System and method of handling file metadata: A network storage system comprises data storage, one or more file system APIs, and a metadata handler. The data storage can comprise file data and associated metadata. The file system APIs can be configured to read and write file data and metadata to and from the data storage. The metadata... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090077023 - Apparatus, methods and computer program products for monitoring network activity for child related risks: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus, method and/or computer program products for monitoring internet activity. In some method embodiments, a network is searched to detect network data indicative of actual and/or potential contact with a child. A report is generated that identifies a source of detected data and the... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090077032 - Calm capable of searching agent service through web, agent system using the same and operation method of agent system: The present invention discloses a CALM capable of the client's determining the CALM storing a service rapidly and accurately, and searching the service by accessing the corresponding CALM, and service agent's preparing the base environment in which a service agent for providing the service the Web can inform a client... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC
20090077030 - Camera unit and method for inserting comments to digital pictures automatically: A method for inserting comments on digital pictures automatically is provided. The method includes: selecting a mode of inserting comments to a digital picture; transmitting the digital picture to Web sites, wherein the Web sites provide a plurality of web pages that contain different kinds of images; searching for one... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090077029 - Compact focused search interface: A graphical user interface for searching information related to business objects includes a search interface having one or more user input fields for receiving data from a user related to one or more attributes associated with business objects. The search interface presents the one or more user input fields in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090077046 - Content usage system, content usage method, recording and playback device, content delivery method, and content delivery program: A content usage system includes a recording and playback device and a portable electronic device mutually connected via a network. When the recording and playback device receives a certain command while outputting digital content, that content is converted into transfer content suitable for use with the portable electronic device, and... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090077026 - Electronic communication messaging: Systems, methods, and apparatus related to suggesting components of an electronic communication. A component input associated with an electronic communication is received. Suggested recipient address sets of the electronic communication based on previous electronic communications associated with the component input are identified and presented to a user for selection.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090077039 - Information processing apparatus, and method and program for searching text information candidate: An information processing apparatus for searching for a target text information candidate from among text information candidates stored in order to search for and/or input target information, may include a display information generating unit for generating and displaying display information, the display information including only both a first character line... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090077042 - Method and system of unifying data: A system, method and database design is provided for unifying data from a plurality of heterogeneous databases, each having business-context related data and a data access mechanism. A database is created (e.g., the UniDimNet) which contains a node for each dimension of an industry. For each data source which is... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20090077038 - Methods and systems for verifying the identity of a subject of a dictation using text to speech conversion and playback: A method for audibly verifying the identity of a subject while dictating a report with a system comprising an input device and a computer includes entering alpha-numeric indicia into the system with the input device where the alpha-numeric indicia are related to the identity of the subject of the dictation.... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
20090077045 - Online notification system: Methods and systems for providing electronic notifications are described. A server is configured to serve an interface, such as a Web page, to a terminal that requests from a user a first set of user contacts to be used to provide notifications to the user by a telephonic notification system... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20090077034 - Personal ordered multimedia data service method and apparatuses thereof: A personal-ordered multimedia data search service method and apparatuses thereof are provided. The apparatus includes: a server which extracts feature information and meta data of entire screen or partial region of each scene-image of multimedia to generate image index information, and then obtains and provides search result images and meta... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090077036 - Propagating a query in a federated database: A method for propagating a query in a system made up of a number connectable database management system nodes, where each node is associated at least one database, includes: selecting a first node from the number of nodes; generating at least one connection operable to propagate a query from the... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090077024 - Search system for searching a secured medical server: A search system for searching a secured medical server is provided. The system includes a web-portal and a medical server. The web-portal communicates with a processor and a memory. The processor is operable to communicate with the memory, which is operable to store a medical server password and a medical... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090077022 - Spatial aggregator system for providing information: An information providing system comprises means for reading information feeds from one or more sources which are designed to be machine readable rather than user readable, one or more of said feeds having content expressed as a number of entries where each entry incorporates a spatial reference, means for assessing... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090077041 - Streaming media search and playback system: A method is provided for playing back media from a network. The method includes receiving a search criteria from a network enabled device. The method further includes accessing a database comprising a plurality of network addresses, where the database associates each address with one or more classes of information. The... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP
20090077037 - Suggesting alternative queries in query results: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for suggesting alternative queries based on original query search results. In one aspect, a method includes receiving search results for a first query, where each search result refers to a respective resource and includes a snippet of content from the respective resource,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090077043 - System and method for accessing non-compatible content repositories: Systems and methods access non-compatible content repositories that are not natively accessible to a content management system. A metadata registry maintains metadata about content stored in both compatible and non-compatible repositories. For content in a non-compatible repository, the metadata indicates a repository interface capable of accessing the non-compatible repository. The... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090077031 - System and method for creating full-text indexes of patent documents: A system for creating full-text indexes of patent documents includes a server and one or more computers. The server is connected with the one or more computers via a network. The server includes: a converting module is configured for converting the new patent document into a file in a predefined... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090077033 - System and method for customized search engine and search result optimization: A method for providing search results in response to a web based query includes receiving incoming communications each configured to generate a user profile, along with input from the users to set preferences. Tracked web activity history from the plurality of users are stored in the profiles. The tracked histories... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20090077035 - System and method for providing user-customized event: According to the present invention, provided is a method and system for providing an advertisement and event which is customized for web-user, in particular, to a method and system capable of providing a customized advertisement and event by searching an advertisement and event information database based on the searching condition... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090077021 - System for managing sameas relationships between ontology instances and method for the same: A system for managing sameAs relationships between ontology instances comprises a sameAs relationship managing unit that checks, sets, or cancels sameAs relationships between ontology instances; a sameAs group knowledge processing unit that receives an input for setting or canceling sameAs relationships from the sameAs relationship managing unit and then corrects... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090077025 - Tag valuation within a collaborative tagging system: A method of assessing the value of tags in a collaborative tagging system can include monitoring user interaction with each of a plurality of tags and/or artifacts associated with tags, wherein each of the plurality of tags has been previously associated with at least one artifact of the collaborative tagging... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C. Kevin T. Cuenot
20090077027 - Using a content database to infer context information for activities from messages: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that infers activity-related context information from a message. Upon receiving the message, the system looks for activity-related keywords in the message, wherein the activity-related keywords are from a content database. If one or more activity-related keywords are found in the message,... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090077040 - Using rss archives: In some aspects, at least two different probes are applied to datafeed archives to derive information based on data in the archives. The probes are part of a probe plan to determine a result based on the derived information. The result is determined based on the derived information.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090077044 - Versioning in an integration platform: A repository contains multiple versions of an object but only a single version of the object is supplied when a query is made. The single version is automatically selected from among a number of versions, based on a configuration associated with a workspace in which the query originates. The selected... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20090077028 - Web services access to classification engines: A method and system for document analysis and retrieval. An entire document is reconstructed from a first portion and at least one additional portion of a document. Document keys associated with text extracted from the entire document are generated. A document key vector is generated, based on comparing the document... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090077051 - Data query and location through a central ontology model: A data query system including a first storage medium including a data schema having a data schema query language associated therewith, a second storage medium including an ontology model including classes and properties, the ontology model having an ontology query language associated therewith, wherein constructs of the database schema are... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090077047 - Method and apparatus for identifying and classifying query intent: Linguistic analysis is used to identify queries that use different natural language formations to request similar information. Common intent categories are identified for the queries requesting similar information. Intent responses can then be provided that are associated with the identified intent categories. An intent management tool can be used for... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090077048 - Method and system for the provision of sensor data: In a method and a system for providing data to a software application of a control unit, data emitted by a sensor are prepared in a data preparation module and the software application requests data required by it from a central information provider. The information provider retrieves data required for... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090077050 - Querying markup language data sources using a relational query processor: An XML wrapper queries an XML document in an on-the-fly manner so that only parent nodes in the document that satisfy the query are extracted and then unnested. The parent nodes and associated descendent nodes are located using XPath expressions contained as options in data definition language (DDL) statements. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion PLLC Uspto Customer No With Ibm/svl
20090077049 - Restoring program information for clips of broadcast programs shared online: To restore context information about a clip that was sampled from a broadcast program, the clip is identified by matching a digital fingerprint of the clip against a database of known digital fingerprints taken from broadcast programs. If the clip can be identified, it is then associated with information about... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090077057 - mixed-model recommender for leisure activities: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for recommending leisure activities to a user. During operation, the system receives at least one query for leisure activities. The system then determines a collaborative filtering score of a candidate activity based on a collaborative filtering model, a soft query score... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090077069 - Calculating valence of expressions within documents for searching a document index: Tools and techniques related to calculating valence of expressions within documents. These tools may provide methods that include receiving input documents for processing, and extracting expressions from the documents for valence analysis, with scope relationships occurring between terms contained in the expressions. The methods may calculate calculating valences of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090077054 - Cardinality statistic for optimizing database queries with aggregation functions: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for generating predicted cardinality statistics for grouped aggregation functions included in database queries. In general, characteristics of a database query are determined, and are then supplied to a probability function configured to generate a predicted cardinality statistic. The generated statistic represents a prediction of... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090077068 - Content and quality assessment method and apparatus for quality searching: A computer-based process retrieves information organized in documents containing text and/or coded representations of text. The process involves obtaining and labeling a selected set of documents based on content quality, and extracting and representing features from each document in the selected set. The extracted and selected features are modified, and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090077070 - Criminal background investigation: A technique for conducting criminal background investigations addresses the problems of false negatives; false positives; and offense severity. The foregoing problems are managed by pre-scoring records within a data management system and comparing these scores with initial criteria. The resulting values are quickly returned using minimum real-time computational power. A... Agent: Wayne D Porter, Jr Law Offices Of Wayne D. Porter, Jr.
20090077056 - Customization of search results: Methods and apparatus are described which enable the customization of search results. Various embodiments of the invention relate to machine-readable representations of configurations of one or more components of a search results page. The machine-readable representations are operable in conjunction with a search engine to present, in response to a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20090077063 - Dynamic member match-making system and method thereof: A dynamic member match-making system and a method thereof for solving the problem that members cannot make friends with each other accurately are provided. The dynamic member match-making system collects the members' dynamic data in a time period through a dynamic information module, and then matches the members through a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090077058 - Fast local recommender queries via modified spatial data structure querying: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that can recommend leisure activities to a user. During operation, the system receives one or more activity types. Next it receives a bound in terms of a nearness metric such as travel distance, travel time, or travel cost. Next, it receives... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090077052 - Historical media recommendation service: A media recommendation system for recommending media content that is historically related to seed media content is provided. The recommended media content may be songs, television programs, movies, or a combination thereof, and the seed media content may be a song, television program, or movie.... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20090077067 - Information processing apparatus, method, and program: An information processing apparatus which may include acquisition means for acquiring meta-data of a content; morphological analyzing means for performing morphological analysis on text information included in the meta-data of the content; comparison means for comparing a morphological analysis result of the morphological analyzing means and a plurality of list... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090077059 - Method and apparatus for linkage of quantitative and qualitative textual, audio, visual and other information searches to metric displays: The improved metric display displays links to qualitative information, and indicates if the qualitative information may affect the current or future value of a quantitative metric. The improved metric display displays a quantitative metric, one or more links to ranked qualitative information related to the metric by key words or... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090077065 - Method and system for information searching based on user interest awareness: A method and system are provided for information searching based on user interest awareness. Information that represents user interest is obtained. One or more key terms are obtained from the user interest information. Then, a given query is enhanced based on one or more of the key terms for generating... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20090077053 - Method for searching for, recognizing and locating a term in ink, and a corresponding device, program and language: Method for searching for at least one term, consisting of at least one character, in at least one set (101) of ink data. According to the invention, a method such as this advantageously includes an operation for converting (112, 113) ink data (101) into intermediate data (102), in an intermediate... Agent: ShewchukIPServices
20090077066 - Method of bibliographic field normalization: A method of normalizing a bibliographic field of a structured field relational database is disclosed. The method includes weighting potential candidate records according to the value in the corresponding field in the records, together with other related fields in the candidate record and other related records in the database. Each... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090077064 - Methods, systems, and products for recommending social communities: Methods, devices, and products are disclosed for recommending a social community. A “social community” may be any individual(s), clubs, and/or organizations that have expressed some affinity to terms or subject matter, such as a media identifier. The media identifier identifies some media that is scheduled for recording. A community database... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing
20090077055 - Personalized plant asset data representation and search system: A process control system uses an asset data and search expert to collect data, or status information, pertaining to assets of a process plant from various sources or functional areas of the plant including. The collected information may then be accessed by a user through a user interface routine displaying... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20090077061 - Social network for travelers with layovers: An application for a computer system providing a social network for traveling people includes social network software executing on a server computer for providing social network functions. The social network software maintains a list of members and, for each member, maintains a list of buddies of the member, the buddies... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090077071 - System and method for responding to a search request: Provided is a system and method for context based searching. A participating website may be provided with an interface which allows users to perform searches by indicating keywords to be searched. A search services provider performs a search based on the keywords as well as the context of the participating... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20090077062 - System and method of a knowledge management and networking environment: Systems and methods of a knowledge management networking are disclosed here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of hosting a web-space having a plurality of objects, the plurality of objects to include one or more of, representations of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090077060 - Techniques for secure network searching: Techniques for network searching are provided. A search is defined and the search is encrypted in a format known to a search service. Return instructions are defined for delivering search results of the search to a principal that defined the search and the return instructions. The return instructions are encrypted... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20090077072 - User entertainment and engagement enhancements to search system: According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of actively engaging a user of a search system can include receiving from the user a search query for a search of a corpus of information and providing the user with search results for the search. The user can also... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090077074 - Apparatus, computer program product, and method for supporting construction of ontologies: To construct an ontology for a target data by re-using an existing ontology, from an aspect of the structure of the class hierarchy according to an object-oriented method and an aspect of the levels of relevance with other properties, the properties that correspond to the data items in the data... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090077076 - Database and database processing methods: The present application relates to databases and methods for storing and searching data in database tree structures. In particular, but not exclusively, the present application relates to the processing of data stored in database tree structures for use in data packet routing applications. A method of searching a database using... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090077073 - Index term extraction device for document-to-be-surveyed: A device comprises input means (1) for inputting a document (d) to be examined, a group of documents (P) to be compared, and a group of similar documents (S), index word extracting means (120) for extracting an index word in the document (d), first frequency calculating means (143) for calculating... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090077075 - Management of logical statements in a distributed database environment: A method for managing a logical statement within a distributed database includes checking, responsive to receipt of a first logical statement for by first database management system node, whether the first logical statement is stored within a segment of the distributed database; and storing, responsive to a determination that the... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090077077 - Optimal selection of msag address for valid civic/postal address: A technique and apparatus to find an optimal MSAG-valid address in real time given an E9-1-1 caller's civic/postal address. Arrival at an accurate MSAG-valid address selection moves through as many as three well defined MSAG matching steps which may be performed sequentially, or in tandem. The three disclosed MSAG matching... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20090077079 - Method for classifying interacting entities: Interacting entities are classified into cluster classes, where an interaction is a relation between two entities based on a promised outcome by each entity and an effective outcome of the interaction. A model for infinite relational trust is used which has hidden variables associated with entity classes corresponding to the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090077078 - Methods and systems for merging data sets: Systems and methods for merging data sets are provided herein.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090077081 - Attribute-based item similarity using collaborative filtering techniques: A system and method to compute attribute-based similarity between items using collaborative filtering techniques are described. Events input by a user over a network are received, the events further including a plurality of items and associated item metadata. A similarity value is further computed between each pair of items within... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090077080 - Fast path for grace-period detection for read-copy update system: A technique for implementing fast path grace period detection for deferring the destruction of a shared data element until pre-existing references to the data element are removed. A check is made, without using locks to exclude other updaters, for the presence of readers that are accessing the shared data elements.... Agent: Walter W. Duft
20090077082 - Parallel nested transactions in transactional memory: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for supporting parallel nested transactions in a transactional memory system. Releasing a duplicate write lock for rollback is supported. During rollback processing of a parallel nested transaction, a write log entry is encountered that represents a write lock. If the write lock is a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090077083 - Parallel nested transactions in transactional memory: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for supporting parallel nested transactions in a transactional memory system. Multiple closed nested transactions are created for a single parent transaction, and the closed nested transactions are executed concurrently as parallel nested transactions. Various techniques are used to ensure effects of the parallel nested... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090077087 - Access controller that controls access to files by using access control list: Each time the file access request is received, it is discriminated whether there is an ACL which corresponds with the file system of the type following the switching in the file designated by the file access request. In cases where the judgment result is that there is no such ACL,... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090077086 - Policy-based method for configuring an access control service: A system and method for processing a request by a first control service using a first control specification language, and a second control service using a second control specification language includes steps of: receiving the request from a requestor; providing the request to the first and second control services; receiving... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.
20090077085 - Substitute database replication tables: Illustrative embodiments provide for the creation and maintenance of substitute database replication tables in the form of materialized query tables and associated staging tables for each selected table of a target database. One aspect of an illustrative embodiment provides a method for the creation of substitute database replication tables. The... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090077084 - System and method for archiving a media collection: A system and method for archiving a user's media collection are provided. In general, a central archiving system stores high-quality versions of a number of known media files and a number of known encoding algorithms. First, each media file in the user's media collection and an encoding algorithm used to... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20090077088 - System for estimating a first access time of transactions accessing a database object: A system and a computer readable medium for estimating the first access time of a plurality of currently active transactions accessing at least one database object is disclosed. According to varying embodiments of the system and computer readable medium disclosed herein, the present invention may provide an efficient mechanism for... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090077089 - Computer object tagging: Methods for classifying computer objects. The methods may comprise receiving a tag for a first computer object. The tag may comprise at least two nested categories describing the first computer object. The methods may also comprise updating a hierarchy of categories for computer objects to include the at least two... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090077098 - Distribution of information in telecommunication systems: A solution for information distribution in a communication system. A service view comprises one or more pages, a page being a separate output item comprising a combina-tion of content data and page definition data such that the page definition data controls the format of the content data at outputting of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090077093 - Feature discretization and cardinality reduction using collaborative filtering techniques: A system and method to perform discretization and cardinality reduction of item attributes using collaborative filtering techniques are described. Data input by a user is received over a network, the input data further including a plurality of items and associated item metadata related to events performed by the user. The... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090077097 - File aggregation in a switched file system: In a switched file system, a file switching device is logically positioned between clients and file servers and communicates with the clients and the file servers using standard network file protocols. The file switching device appears as a server to the client devices and as a client to the file... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090077095 - Metadata management apparatus: A metadata storing/receiving means 206 stores metadata acquired from a metadata providing terminal by using a metadata acquisition request. A filtering means 209 selects metadata stored in the metadata storage means 206 by using at least of a degree of preference and a degree of affinity.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090077090 - Method and apparatus for specifying an order for changing an operational state of software application components: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for managing a distributed software application. The process identifies metadata describing a set of dependencies of a set of software components in the distributed software application from data associated with the set of software components. The process then identifies a... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090077099 - Method and infrastructure for storing application data in a grid application and storage system: A grid application and storage system to enhance data access. The grid application and storage system comprises a plurality of grid application storage nodes with at least one storage system, said grid application storage nodes being remote to each other and connected via inter-connections; at least one application process distributed... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20090077092 - Method and system for implementing an invention exchange: A method of implementing an invention exchange includes soliciting an invention disclosure of an invention, publishing the invention disclosure, selling a plurality of shares of rights to the invention to raise revenue, establishing a first threshold, determining if at least one of the revenue, number of shares sold, and total... Agent: Andrew F. Knight
20090077094 - Method and system for ontology modeling based on the exchange of annotations: The present invention provides for a method and system to use an annotation being imported into a document to replicate the ontology related to this annotation and to exploits this replication to create indirect links between different ontologies elements. The indirect links between the different ontologies constitute by themselves a... Agent: Yan Bodain
20090077096 - System and method of managing file and mobile terminal device: A secure file holding system that can, for confidential data from a PC to a mobile phone, prevent flow-out of data due to wrong operation of the mobile phone by an authorized user and malicious take-out of data by authorized and unauthorized users. The file holding system has a function... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090077091 - System for development and hosting of network applications: A method of supporting an integrated development environment at a client device is provided. A request to access a network development platform is received at a server from a client device. The request includes an application identifier of an application to develop and an object identifier of an object associated... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090077101 - System for handling asynchronous database transactions in a web based environment: A system and computer readable medium for handling asynchronous database transactions in a web based environment is disclosed. The system and computer readable medium comprise providing a first ID from a device via a dedicated persistent connection and generating a second ID in an application server upon receipt of the... Agent: Ibm Corp Svl (jgt) C/o Toler Law Group
20090077102 - System using an internet application for monitoring an image-forming device: A method and system for monitoring, controlling and diagnosing operation of a machine such as a business office machine including a facsimile machine, a copier, and a printer. When the speed of communication between the remote device and machine is not urgent, a connectionless mode of communication may be used.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090077100 - Unified geograhic database and methods of creating, maintaining and using the same: A Universal Geographic Database (“UGD”) is provided that includes a real-time, automated registry/clearinghouse for the publication and retrieval of real-world locations and location-related information for businesses and other entities. By this registry, entities may publish their location and location-related information in a single place, and information services and their users... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090077020 - Systems and methods of searching databases: Systems and methods for searching databases are described herein. In one embodiment, a method for searching a database can include identifying a first set of one or more data elements that are referenced by a starting data element, identifying a second set of one or more data elements that reference... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20090077106 - Component data distribution method, component data distribution apparatus, and program thereof: A component data distribution method which is executed by a server device (10) and allows distribution of component data between a plurality of terminal devices (20) when a component is mounted on a board includes: a component data collecting step of collecting component data and evaluation data indicating a degree... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090077103 - Method and apparatus for editing graphic user interface: A method and apparatus for editing a user created content (UCC)-based graphic user interface (GUI). The method includes storing at least one content file in a predetermined folder; configuring a first-content index table using a file name-index table and a file name of each of the at least one content... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090077107 - Method and system for object-oriented management of multi-dimensional data: Methods and systems for managing and analyzing multi-dimensional data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Meta-Object Data Management System “MODMS,” which enables users to arrange and to rearrange the hierarchical relationships of the data on an ad-hoc basis and allows the data to be analyzed using any set of attributes... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090077104 - System and method for sensitive data field hashing: Data to be exchanged in a transaction is protected by using a hashing function to transform sensitive data into a scrambled form. The hashing function can use as its inputs data derived entirely or in part from portions of the data to be exchanged. The hashing function can also use... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20090077105 - System for development, management and operation of distributed clients and servers: A lightweight application server for use on portable or embedded devices includes an application manager and services containers. Each of these is managed by an admin server allowing for remote and rapid deployment and maintenance of applications, objects and features associated with the server-enabled portable or embedded devices. This permits... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090077109 - High-speed data compression based on set associative cache mapping techniques: A method is provided for compressing data from a stream of values using one or many distinct memory addresses as workspace, each memory address containing one or many values. The method works by reading two contiguous data values, of length K and N bits, from the stream, as a memory... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20090077108 - Method and apparatus for improving memory coalescing in a virtualized hardware environment: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing memory in a shared environment. Upon receiving a file open event associated with a file, a tag value is generated based on the attributes of the file. Upon receiving a file read or... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090077114 - Data mapping design tool: A data mapping tool facilitates database engineer interaction with a data mapping document design system that facilitates creating the technical specification for migrating legacy databases. The data mapping tool provides a flexible selection of mapping modes, including a fully automated mode that resolves conflicts that may occur during the creation... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090077113 - Device and method for semantic analysis of documents by construction of n-ary semantic trees: The invention relates to a device (D), for the semantic analysis of documents, comprising a structural and semantic database (BD) and a document interpreter (ID) comprising i) an N-ary tree controller (GAN) for the construction of a structural N-ary tree from a decomposition of a document for analysis and an... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090077118 - Information card federation point tracking and management: A client can store information about federation points. A federation point is a combination of an identifier of an account on a relying party and an identifier of an information card. The client can track which information cards are included n various federation points, and can use this information to... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Novell
20090077115 - Media plan managing: Apparatus, system and methods for a media plan managing interface are disclosed. A data hierarchy for a media plan is defined. The multilevel data hierarchy includes different levels for orders and placements. An input form is provided to receive modifications to the values in the different levels of the hierarchy.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090077111 - Method and system for highly tolerant and adaptable content reuse in a content management system: Embodiments of the invention generally provide for highly tolerant and adaptable content reuse in a content management system (CMS). The method and system allow an author to reuse fragments of content that are composed from a document structure incompatible with a document structure of a document which the fragment is... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090077112 - Performance optimized navigation support for web page composer: A performance-optimized web content navigation system and method are disclosed. A read-optimized data structure representing a tree structure of web content is generated. The tree structure includes an ordered set of interconnected nodes, and each node representing a website or web page. The read-optimized data structure is stored in a... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090077117 - Representation and processing of declarative discourse: A method of processing declarative discourse to a sequence of declarations is disclosed. The declarative discourse is parsed, an object-oriented data structure is constructed, and the data structure is processed to provide declarations. The discourse includes representations of statements, entities, relations, and predicates. Entity representations include nominal and scoped entity... Agent: Dimelab, LLC
20090077116 - Service for providing periodic contact to a predetermined list of contacts using multi-party rules: A method, a system, and an apparatus for permitting a user to remain in contact with at least one other person. The present invention provides a method, a system, and an apparatus that is capable of enabling a user to remain in contact with others through a service that checks... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090077110 - Using profiling when a shared document is changed in a content management system: A content management system (CMS) includes a content modification mechanism that detects a change to a shared document in the repository, and in response to the detected change, inserts applicability metadata in the shared document. The content modification mechanism may broadcast the change to each parent document. Each parent document... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090077122 - Apparatus and method for displaying candidates: A candidate displaying apparatus includes: a content input unit that performs an input process on a content; a named entity extracting unit that extracts, from the content, named entities each identifying a specific object or a specific piece of information; an association degree calculating unit that calculates a degree of... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090077120 - Customization of relationship traversal: An object-relational mapping mechanism facilitates customized relationship traversal. The mechanism can override default loading behavior with custom functionality (e.g., eager loading, lazy loading . . . ) specified by a programmer, for example. In other words, the object-relational mapping mechanism includes an extensibility point or hook for customization.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090077119 - Model-based integration of business logic implemented in enterprise javabeans into a ui framework: A system and method for integrating business logic implemented in Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) into a user interface framework are disclosed. A design-time environment includes an analyzer that analyzes selected EJBs and generates a model representation of the selected EJBs, and further includes a metadata provider to provide additional metadata to... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090077121 - System and method for interoperating with foreign objects from a host computing environment: A mechanism for providing automatic interoperation between native objects created in a single language computing environment and objects created in external virtual machines and foreign class systems is discussed. Embodiments of the present invention provides a class definition syntax for objects created in the single language computing environment that provides... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/the Mathworks Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090077125 - Configurable flat file data mapping to a database: Disclosed are a method and framework for mapping data from a data source to a data destination. The method comprises the step of providing a plurality of components for performing defined functions to map the data from the source to the destination. These plurality of components perform the steps of... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090077126 - Method and system for calculating competitiveness metric between objects: Method and System for calculating competitiveness metric between objects are provided. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining a first object and a second object, the first and second objects having a first profile and a second profile, each composed of a plurality of attributes, respectively; normalizing the first profile... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090077123 - Method for managing keyboard navigation within a tree control structure user interface component via a linked list: A method, data processing system and computer program product for maintaining/updating managing keyboard navigation using a linked list. In particular, a Dynamic Tree Control Linkage (DTCL) utility creates a doubly linked list with list nodes having assigned values based on a tree control structure UI component. Each list node of... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090077124 - System and method of a knowledge management and networking environment: Systems and methods of a knowledge management networking are disclosed here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of hosting a web-space having a plurality of objects, the plurality of objects to include one or more of, representations of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090077127 - Devices and methods enabling a user to manage a plurality of objects and in particular paper documents: A device is provided for managing a plurality of objects. The device archives at least one of the objects and obtains at least one specific reference to the at least one object. The device associates with the at least one reference at least one archiving location of the at least... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090077128 - Image display apparatus: An object of this invention is to enable prohibiting an editing processing and an update processing from being performed on original data held while copy data obtained by copying the held original data is being output to the outside. An image display apparatus according to this invention includes an image... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090077129 - Specifying metadata access for digital content records: Metadata associated with a digital content record is modified, where the digital content record is to be provided to a particular recipient, and has associated therewith an account. A recipient list associated with the account identifies one of three or more metadata detail levels associated with each of a plurality... Agent: David A.novais Patent Legal Staff
20090077130 - System and method for providing a social network aware input dictionary: A system and method for providing a social network aware input dictionary are provided. A social network of users is monitored to determine the words and terms utilized by the users as part of their communication and interaction within the social network. Words and terms are ranked, or prioritized, within... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090077131 - System and method of transferring data through transaction process: A transaction process system (10) provides for data transactions between parties. In a credit card transaction, the parties are the merchant (20), acquiring bank (24), card association (34), issuing bank (14), and cardholder (12). A transaction processing center (30) is positioned between the acquiring bank and the card association. The... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090077134 - Data recovery method in differential remote backup for a nas system: To ensure the consistency of data included in blocks which have already been received and has already been remote-copied, on a file basis, in a destination NAS system, when remote copy has failed due to a failure which has occurred in a source NAS system, there is provided a method... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090077136 - File management system, file management method, and file management program: To identify a storage medium storing an electronic file, as a location of the electronic file, and to detect a location move of a file stemming from a replacement of a storage medium, a file management system 100 includes a log acquisition unit 110: detecting an event having occurred on... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090077135 - Framework for handling business transactions: Techniques are provided for freeing up resources before operations that change the resources have successfully completed. Resources are freed up by committing database transactions that perform portions of operations before the operations themselves have successfully completed. If the operations fail to complete successfully, then “compensation information” is used to remove... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090077132 - Information processing device and method, and program: The present invention relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that make it possible to prevent recommendation in a CF method from concentrating on a part of contents, and recommend a content to a user with little history information. In step S11, another user... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090077137 - Method of updating a video summary by user relevance feedback: Method of updating an initial summary (110) of a content item (100) that comprises a plurality of segments (101a . . . 101l) each having a respective initial importance score. The initial summary (110) comprises a subset of the plurality of segments of the content item (100) that have been... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090077133 - System and method for efficient rule updates in policy based data management: A method, system, and computer program product is provided for efficient policy rule update in a data management system. A policy rule is stored along with the attributes of a data object when the application of the policy rule results in action taken on the data object. A stored policy... Agent: Lewis Nunnelley
20090077138 - Data-driven synchronization: Synchronization is bound to data and optionally a set of synchronization behaviors as opposed to a particular application and/or endpoint. As a result, synchronization amongst endpoints need not require creation of customized synchronization solutions or rely on vendor and/or application specific mechanisms. In one instance, standard data and/or synch schemas... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090077139 - Method and apparatus for updating data of portable media player: A method of updating data of a portable media player (PMP) is provided. The portable media player (PMP) is recognized by a host device as a mobile storage device. A history file is generated in the PMP. Information on changes to the updated data is recorded when data of the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090077141 - Aggregation of file/directory structures: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a method that includes maintaining a superset of data available to a client having non volatile memory (NVM) on a distant hard drive. A subset of the data is maintained in the NVM on the client. The client controls the data maintained... Agent: RyderIPLaw C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090077140 - Data recovery in a hierarchical data storage system: Systems and methods for retrieving data from a storage system having a plurality of storage pools are provided. The method comprises processing configurable data retrieval instructions to determine a first storage pool from which target backup data is to be retrieved, in response to a data restore request; and retrieving... Agent: CenturyIPGroup, Inc. [ibm Us]
20090077142 - System and method for preserving historical information for viewing by posterity: A system and method that will enable individuals or organizations to store any digital information they wish to preserve for posterity. According to typical methodology, the individual may establish an account with a service provider through which information may be collected for posterity. For example, the service provider may maintain... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090070286 - Social network site including interactive digital objects: A social network site with enhanced user interaction functionality. In one implementation, a method includes providing a personal page corresponding to a first user, wherein the personal page includes a digital pet module region comprising a representation of an animate object, an indicator of a current state of the animate... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090070287 - Systems and methods for accessing interface properties of data objects: Systems and methods for accessing functional interface properties for data objects through a value map. The value map may or may not be visible at the client interface.... Agent: Crain, Caton & James
20090070291 - Active file system: A computerized file system is provided that is accessible by users that are stand-alone or over a network (including the Internet), in which the appearance of the standard hierarchical tree structure has been modified to provide the appearance of defining film (leaves) as containers for other files or directories/folders; intelligence... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20090070290 - Method and apparatus for providing geographically authenticated electronic documents: A method and apparatus for providing geographically authenticated electronic documents is disclosed. Authentication for attributes for an electronic document stored on a computer network are defined, the attributes comprise at least one attribute describing a geographic location associated with the electronic document. Authenticated attributes (e.g., geographic location) of electronic documents... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090070288 - Method and system for updating document content and metadata via plug-in chaining in a content management system: Embodiments of the invention provide a method for managing and updating documents containing specialized content in a content management system (CMS) by chaining plug-ins. Rather than create a unique rule for each specialized scenario, a CMS may be configured to apply a plug-in chain in an order based upon a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090070289 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for estimating accuracy of linking of customer relationships: The disclosed methods, systems, and computer-program products allow a business to estimate linking errors in customer relationships in a database and to identify metrics that improve the linking accuracy. In an embodiment, a plurality of sample customer relationships are selected from a database to form a sample data set that... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20090070297 - Apparatus and method for performing analyses on data derived from a web-based search engine: A computer-implemented method of performing analysis (such as patent analysis) on data derived from a web-based search engine pursuant to a search query includes in one embodiment causing display, in a first element of a patent analytics web page, in a digital computing device, of search results content served by... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090070296 - Computer implemented management domain & method: A computer implemented management domain for controlling the production of low volume advanced technology articles of manufacture is provided. The management domain includes an information library, an integrated manufacturing intelligence, and an interrogation network which includes a plurality of analyzers. The information library includes a plurality of databases, each of... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East
20090070295 - Document processing device and document processing method: Convenience of a user is improved in handling data included in a plurality of structured document files. A child document file is created by a schema inheriting a schema in a parent document file in which a plurality of tags are structured. A name of a substance tag in a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090070301 - Document search tool: A method of automatically sending an alert message when the status of one or more documents has changed is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a computer system, instructions from a user to monitor the status of a first type of information for a first selected document. The method further... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090070303 - Generalized partition pruning in a database system: A system for executing a query on data that has been partitioned into a plurality of partitions is provided. The system includes providing partitioned data including one or more columns and the plurality of partitions. The partitioned data includes a limit key value associated with each column for a given... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090070299 - Inference of query relationships based on retrieved attributes: Various example embodiments are provided for inferring relationships between queries. In an example, queries are related based on the identification of common terms between the queries. Another example is to relate queries based on the identification that the queries are associated with a single search session. Yet another example is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090070292 - Intuitive archiving, retrieving and publishing of data, media and/or information of any format: To date, it is not possible to intuitively file and retrieve information and/or media in any and all electronic files/format. There is no sufficient intuitive way to archive and retrieve information and/or media in any and all electronic files/format. One needs to create his/her/its own filling system and remember where... Agent: Ronen Sigura
20090070298 - Iterators for applying term occurrence-level constraints in natural language searching: Tools and techniques are described that relate to iterators for applying term occurrence-level constraints in natural language searching. These tools may receive a natural language input query, and define term occurrence-level constraints applicable to the input query. The methods may also identify facts requested in the input query, and may... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090070304 - Low-overhead built-in timestamp column for relational database systems: An improved automatically updated timestamp for database systems is disclosed. The automatically updated timestamp can be provided in a hidden timestamp column for a table, where the value of the timestamp column can be retrieved with a query that calls the column by name. Optionally, the timestamp column can be... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090070300 - Method for processing data queries: Data queries can be processed in the following way without changing any existing program logic or application code. Control information for determining access plan instructions for data queries is accessed. A first data query for extracting information from a data source is received. Access plan instructions for the first data... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20090070302 - Mixed media reality recognition using multiple specialized indexes: An MMR system for searching across multiple indexes comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick
20090070293 - Nearest-neighbor geographic search: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for use in searching a geographic database to retrieve geographic objects one cell from a neighborhood of cells at a time. A cell neighborhood can be defined using a grid of cells and an initial, or center, point. A first neighborhood is identified... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)
20090070294 - Social networking site including conversation thread viewing functionality: A social network site with enhanced user interaction functionality. In one implementation, a method includes maintaining, in a data store, conversation messages corresponding to one or more conversation threads, wherein each conversation message includes temporal information, wherein the conversation threads are associated with two or more users; responsive to a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090070308 - Checkpointing iterators during search: Tools and techniques are described herein for checkpointing iterators during search. These tools may provide methods that include instantiating iterators in response to a search request. The iterators include fixed state information that remains constant over a life of the iterator, and further include dynamic state information that is updated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090070307 - Finding anomalous values for logical fields with temporal autocorrelation conditions: Embodiments of the invention provide a technique for finding anomalous values for fields with temporal autocorrelation, without resorting to complex query writing. When composing an abstract query a query interface may be provided for a user to input a temporal correlation conditions. The temporal correlation conditions may include a type... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090070305 - Method and system for information querying: Methods and systems for information querying are described. At least one recent image of a video signal may be accessed. Recent text associated with the at least one recent image may be accessed. A presentation image may be provided from the at least one recent image for presentation on a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090070309 - System and method for assisting a user in constructing a search query: A method for assisting a user of a terminal in constructing a search query for a content search engine, comprises the steps of collecting, in a history collection, descriptors of content presented at the terminal, receiving a request to construct the search query, selecting from the history collection a plurality... Agent: Matthias Scholl
20090070306 - Systems and methods for processing inoperative document links: A server computer performs multiple operations in response to a user-identified inoperative document link. The server computer extracts one or more query terms from the user-identified document link. At least one of the query terms is different from the user-identified document link. The server computer searches a set of operative... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20090070313 - Adaptively reordering joins during query execution: A method is disclosed for executing a predetermined query plan, the method comprising: executing a portion of the query plan; providing a reordered query plan; comparing ranking metrics for the query plans; and executing the query plan having the lower ranking metric.... Agent: Ibm - Arc Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20090070322 - Browsing knowledge on the basis of semantic relations: Computer-readable media and computer systems for conducting semantic processes to facilitate navigation of search results that include sets of tuples representing facts associated with content of documents in response to queries for information. Content of documents is accessed and semantic structures are derived by distilling linguistic representations from the content.... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090070325 - Identifying information related to a particular entity from electronic sources: Presented are systems, apparatuses, articles of manufacture, and methods for identifying information about a particular entity including receiving electronic documents selected based on one or more search terms from a plurality of terms related to the particular entity, determining one or more feature vectors for each received electronic document, where... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090070323 - Inference of query relationships: Various example embodiments are provided for inferring relationships between queries. In an example, queries are related based on the identification of common terms between the queries. Another example is to relate queries based on the identification that the queries are associated with a single search session.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090070312 - Integrating external related phrase information into a phrase-based indexing information retrieval system: An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents, analyzing documents and storing the results of the analysis as phrase data. Phrases are identified that predict the presence of other phrases in documents. Documents are the indexed according to their included phrases. Related phrases and phrase... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Intellevate
20090070318 - Method and system for selecting personalized search engines for accessing information: A method and system for selecting personalized search engines for accessing information is provided. Each personalized search engine represents one or more base search engines. Characteristic information, representing searching capabilities of each of the multiple personalized search engines is obtained. A personalized search engine is selected among the multiple personalized... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20090070320 - Methods and apparatus for interactive name searching techniques: Methods and apparatus include presenting an initial set of names to a user. The user selects a set of names from those presented. An Interactive Evolutionary Algorithm (IEA) extracts features of each selected name from a database of names and features to form a feature set. The IEA forms a... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20090070310 - Online advertising relevance verification: Online relevance verification is performed to provide relevant advertisements to search queries received at a search engine. Relevance of an advertisement for a received search query is determined by comparing the content of a landing page associated with the advertisement against search results for the search query. Relevance may then... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090070317 - Patent claim and specification analysis: Present technology does not support automated assistance of these tasks due to the difficulty of processing natural language documents. The invention disclosed here describes methods, apparatus and systems for organizing patents and possible prior art documents in a manner that can be automated. The end result is a tool that... Agent: Richard G. Cooper
20090070314 - Research system and method with record builder: A system for providing relevant documents from a plurality of databases, including a search module for receiving at least one search expression, at least one managed database including a plurality of managed documents and a plurality of search records, each search record including at least one prior search expression associated... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090070326 - Search systems and methods using in-line contextual queries: Systems and methods are provided for implementing searches using contextual information associated with a Web page (or other document) that a user is viewing when a query is entered. The page includes a contextual search interface that has an associated context vector representing content of the page. When the user... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090070319 - System and method for offering content on a mobile device for delivery to a second device: A system and method of matching content for a customer and offering the content to the customer on a mobile device and downloading the content on a customer device is disclosed. The matching of the content may include matching a customer with categories and the content with categories. The system... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090070311 - System and method using a discriminative learning approach for question answering: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for answers to natural language questions. The method embodiment comprises training a lexical association model between a question and a first set of one or more possible answers, training a semantic association model between a question and a second set of one... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090070315 - Table elimination optimizations: Methods for transforming a query to remove redundant tables and eliminate superfluous join operations is provided. The methods provided transform queries to remove redundant tables and anti-joins, semi-joins, and outer-joins. Whether a table is redundant is determined based on a set of criteria which, if fulfilled, indicates that the removal... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090070321 - User search interface: A search mechanism for users of search engines includes a back-end information retrieval system which accepts terms and weights thereof as input set from a front-end and processes said set. A front-end system interacting with said back-end information retrieval system. A database that is searchable by the backend information retrieval... Agent: Yoram Tsivion
20090070316 - Web-based succession planning: A system and method are provided for providing web-based succession planning process. Through a web-based interface, pre-defined talent criteria is utilized to define talent pools retrieved from a database. Each criteria can then in turn have a weight value and a threshold value assigned to it. A gap threshold percentage... Agent: Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC
20090070328 - Method and system for automatically generating regular expressions for relaxed matching of text patterns: A method and system for automatically generating regular expressions for relaxed matching of text patterns. A received input phrase expressed in a natural language is determined to be a plain text pattern. The plain text pattern is automatically tokenized, thereby generating a first token list. Rules loaded from a predefined... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090070327 - Method for automatically generating regular expressions for relaxed matching of text patterns: A method for automatically generating regular expressions for relaxed matching of text patterns. A received input phrase expressed in a natural language is determined to be a plain text pattern. The plain text pattern is automatically tokenized, thereby generating a first token list. Rules loaded from a predefined rule set... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090070329 - Method, apparatus and system for multimedia model retrieval: A method, apparatus and system for multimedia model retrieval are provided. The method includes: obtaining parameters of a multimedia model to be retrieved; performing a projection on the multimedia model according to the parameters of the multimedia model so as to obtain a projection image; performing a feature extraction on... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20090070330 - Dual access to concurrent data in a database management system: Various embodiments include one or more of systems, methods, software, and data structures that allow dual access to concurrent data in a database management system including uncommitted updated data. Some embodiments include a dual snapshot of data in a multi-version concurrency control style database, but the embodiments described herein are... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20090070331 - Quality filter for the internet: A method and system of rating media content is provided. The method and system provide for a selection of a criterion of quality. A standard quality profile is then determined for the criterion of quality. A filter having a similar quality profile to the criterion of quality is chosen. Statistical... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090070334 - Dynamically updating privacy settings in a social network: A social network allows its members to regulate what data is accessible to other members using one or more privacy settings. A particular member of the social network can modify the one or privacy settings to grant or deny different users access to different data. When a member modifies a... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090070332 - Information retrieval: A method of dynamic information retrieval from a plurality of data sources, each data source being a potential repository of necessary data, determining a stored access profile defined by a combination of specific data sources and/or data types on a particular data source, allocating a stored data access profile to... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.
20090070333 - Method for document management across multiple software applications: A method for accessing data stored electronically in a computer system by a database software application has been developed. The method includes attaching a retrieving user interface to a primary software application that is currently being used by a user of the computer system. Next a data field is selected... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
20090070337 - Apparatus and method for a distributed storage global database: A geographically distributed storage system for managing the distribution of data elements wherein requests for given data elements incur a geographic inertia. The geographically distributed storage system comprises geographically distributed sites, each comprises a site storage unit for locally storing a portion of a globally coherent distributed database that includes... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090070338 - Centralized production management for measuring mail industry processing performance: In the disclosed example, an Intelligence Management System (IMS) collects data pertaining to operations of resources of various document processing environments operated by different entities into a database. The IMS processes data from the database according to criteria, to generate at least one anonymous performance metric representing operational performance of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090070341 - Device and process for remote management of a network of audiovisual information reproduction systems: Management device for a network of audiovisual information reproduction systems or jukeboxes, including a database with a plurality of sets of arrays, each array containing grouped information either about the composition of a jukebox, or the use of the jukebox, or the payment of fees. The database is managed by... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090070339 - Managing digital files in an electronic device: A file management method of a mobile terminal, the method including entering a mode configured to receive a file identifier, detecting the file identifier via an input device, associating the file identifier with the a file location in the mobile terminal, and detecting a selection of at least one file... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090070345 - Method and apparatus for data storage using striping specification identification: An apparatus for data storage includes a cluster of NFS servers. Each server has network ports for incoming file system requests and cluster traffic between servers. The apparatus includes a plurality of storage arrays in communication with the servers. The servers utilize a striped file system for storing data. A... Agent: Nanomix, Inc.
20090070336 - Method and system for managing transmitted requests: A method and system are described that may receive a message including a copy of a request and a request identifier associated with the request from a requestor and may determine whether the request identifier is stored in a received item database. The request may be processed based on executing... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090070340 - Method for disseminating information concerning memorial services: The instant invention provides a method for disseminating information concerning memorial or other commemorative services over a system of computers accessible via the Internet.... Agent: Feldmangale, P.A.
20090070343 - Method for managing a database system: To provide a database which has plural log storage areas, and eliminates the sort in the restoration process by means of the application of logs, thereby carrying out the restoration quickly. A management server allocates DB servers to a corresponding one of plural data storage areas so as to access... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090070342 - System and method for automated benchmarking for the recognition of best medical practices and products and for establishing standards for medical procedures: A system for the collection, management, and dissemination of information relating at least to a medical procedure is disclosed. The system includes a user interface adapted to provide raw data information at least about one of a patient, the medical procedure, and a result of the medical procedure. A medical... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20090070344 - System and method for virtual storage for media service on a portable device: A system and a method provide virtual storage for media service on a portable device. The system and the method for virtual storage for media service on the portable device have a content delivery element. The portable device has a storage manager that monitors available storage on the portable device.... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20090070335 - System and method for web processing monitoring: The subject application is directed to a system and method for web process monitoring. The commencement of an active web services process is first detected, and in response to such detection, a supervisory system is commenced. The active web services process is then monitored. Stored parameter data representing at least... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20090070350 - Collaborative data and knowledge integration: A framework for to enable collaborative research includes enabling scientific researchers to dynamically interact with others, collaboratively author, annotate, review, comment on others' data, and discuss their research. The framework allows for providing a dynamic collaboration environment by harnessing collective contributions from a group of researchers and facilitating broader participation... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090070348 - Document disposal management system, document disposal management device, document disposal management method and recording medium storing document disposal management program: A document disposal management system, which includes a print unit that performs combined printing of plural documents, each of the plural documents being embedded with document identification information and combination identification information; a management unit that manages comparison image data associated with the document identification information and a similarity value... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090070349 - Method and system for capturing and applying changes to a data structure: A method and system are provided for capturing and applying changes to a data structure made by one or more processing nodes. The method includes providing a data structure including one or more elements (200-205), maintaining a linked record of changes (200a-200c, 201a-201c, 205a-205b) to each element (200-205) made by... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090070352 - Method, program and apparatus for management of related information: A plurality of processes executed on an operating system of a computer are monitored, the correspondence relations between each process and pieces of information processed by each process are registered in a process management table. Then, the relations between the pieces of information are extracted by analyzing what processes have... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090070347 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for a multi-resolution storage scheme for historical data: A method, system, and computer program product for a multi-resolution storage scheme for historical data are provided. The method includes dividing the historical data into a plurality of time frames and determining an amount of compression for each of the time frames, where at least two of the time frames... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division
20090070346 - Systems and methods for clustering information: Systems and methods for clustering news information are disclosed. The news information is clustered to form clusters to include one or more of articles, blogs, images, videos and the like. The news information is organized according to topic and/or temporal information. The clustered news information can be presented to a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090070351 - Worldwide web registration information processing system: A World Wide Web registration processing system is disclosed for assisting World Wide Web users in registering at World Wide Web web sites. For each such user, the registration processing system includes a long term repository for the user's web site registration information so that this information can be automatically... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090070358 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for processing information: An information processing apparatus includes a plurality of information reforming modules that reform input information input from each information device to common format information, which is a format common to the respective information devices, and a status-information storage unit that stores status information indicating a status for each of predetermined... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090070357 - Data compression apparatus and method: A data compression apparatus and method for improving data compression efficiency are provided. A data compression apparatus of the present invention includes a searcher for calculating costs, by searching domain blocks arranged in forward direction in a search range, between a range block and the domain blocks and for generating... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090070356 - Method and apparatus for managing data compression and integrity in a computer storage system: A storage system stores discrete data units and corresponding metadata. The storage system receives data for storage, calculates a first hash value for the data, and identifies a set of compression conditions that correspond to a client ID associated with the data. When the compression conditions indicate that the data... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090070354 - Minimal perfect hash functions using double hashing: Technologies are described herein for constructing a minimal perfect hash function. According to embodiments, a hash table is constructed by double hashing each of the strings in a set of strings. A computed double hash value is utilized to identify an empty location in the hash table for each string.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Patent Group Docketing Dept.
20090070353 - Rules engine for warehouse management systems: A novel rules engine which automates many warehouse processes, and provides for efficient management of a warehouse. The rules engine provides a flexible and customizable structure for modeling the many different types of processes governing the function of a warehouse. The rules engine translates business level logic into code for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090070355 - Transitioning between historical and real time data streams in the processing of data change messages: Provided are techniques for data stream switching. While accepting data change messages from a historical data stream, in response to determining that the end of the historical data stream is approaching, consumption from a real time data stream is resumed. In accepting data change messages from one of a historical... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090070362 - Bpm system portable across databases: A business process management (BPM) system operable with various database types. The BPM system may include a BPM process engine to execute business processes and request database access during execution, and a database module to access a database having one or more unique features that are inapplicable to other database... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090070363 - Graphical representation of assets stored on a portable media device: A user interfaces can deliver enhanced information regarding media assets stored on a portable media device. A graphical user interface for database browsing and navigation can include a list of values of a metadata item and a graphical representation of the distribution of media assets across the values on the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090070361 - Integrity verification of pseudonymized documents: One or more methods of generating a pseudonymizable document are described. A method comprises receiving a set of subdocuments and generating a first set of random values wherein each subdocument in the document corresponds to a first set random value. A second set of values is generated based on a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090070366 - Method and system for web document clustering: Method and System for web documents clustering are provided. The method for web documents clustering comprises the steps of: inputting a plurality of web documents; collecting information of the links and the directory structure of the inputted web documents; extracting, according to the collected links and directory structure, a hierarchical... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090070368 - Methods and apparatus for creating and utilizing templates in connection with information modeling: Methods and apparatus for information modeling, such as product modeling, are described. In one specific embodiment, a system for capturing product information includes a product definition tree representing permitted elements of a generalized product structure, a plurality of template trees and a plurality of configuration trees. Each template tree represents... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090070360 - Methods and systems involving social bookmarking: A method for compiling bookmarks comprising, receiving a session name, receiving a user identifier, the user identifier identifies a user selected to join a group associated with the session name, sending an invitation to join the group to the user, adding the user to the group responsive to receiving an... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20090070367 - Multi-version control method for data documents and device thereof: The invention discloses a multi-version control method for data documents, and a device thereof. The method comprises generating data-block fingerprints for all data blocks of a benchmark version; determining common data contents common between a newer version and the benchmark version according to the data-block fingerprints, and indexing the common... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090070364 - Multimedia data recording method and apparatus for automatically generating/updating metadata: Provided is a multimedia data recording method including: receiving one or more search object items for searching for scenes including the same kind of information from media data; selecting one or more scenes that contain each of the search object items during the input of the media data; generating metadata... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090070365 - Reporting of approval workflow transactions using xmlp: Embodiments described in the application provide for reports that are generated in many different formats using an Approval Workflow Engine (AWE) and an XML Publisher (XMLP) component. The AWE can accept user parameters to extract data from at least one data source, transform the data, and generate a structured XML... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090070359 - System to generate a structured query language query by using a dimensional hierarchy: A tree-structured database is collapsed into a two-column table. The two-column table includes a characteristic key value for a given leaf node in the first column and the system identification (SID) relating to the characteristic key value in the second column and also identifying the node that leads to the... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090070379 - Clearinghouse system, method, and process for inventorying and acquiring infrastructure, monitoring and controlling network performance for enhancement, and providing localized content in communication networks: A computerized system, method and process allows telecommunications carriers to find, evaluate and select locations for equipment through direct access to end users, while providing citizens the opportunity to offer the use of their dwelling or other assets to carriers. The system and method further provides a computerized mechanism for... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20090070375 - Content reproduction method and apparatus in iptv terminal: An IPTV terminal is provided. It is possible to provide an additional service allowing a user to watch video content, in addition to a service for reproducing an audio file, by extracting metadata on the audio file if a reproduction command of the audio file is input, searching for the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090070372 - Distributed limit-based accounting for print jobs: A system updates at least one database and includes at least one slave print device, a master print device having the database or a server having the database, and at least one network accessing mechanism communicating with the slave print device and with master print device or the server via... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20090070374 - Generating incremental program updates: A method of generating a delta file, the delta file including update instructions for causing a target processing device to transform a current memory image module into an updated memory image module. The method includes: incorporating a parametric representation of a first memory address in the delta file, the parametric... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090070371 - Inline rights request and communication for remote content: Methods for inline communication of permissible uses or rights of a media asset to a user are provided. In one example, a method includes receiving an intended use of a media asset from a remote device (e.g., from a user wishing to reuse the media asset in some fashion), and... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090070373 - Method and apparatus for processing multimedia content and metadata: Provided are a method and apparatus for processing multimedia content and metadata in order to efficiently manage the metadata. The method includes forming an audio/video content file structure comprising a plurality of fundamental units for storing multimedia data and metadata, and adding metadata update related information to each of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090070381 - Method and system for classifying information: Disclosed is a method, computer program product, and system for classifying information includes determining a plurality of management characteristics for an information type, determining a plurality of business characteristics for the information type, determining at least one management tally for the information type based on the management characteristics, determining at... Agent: Ibm Corp. (rcr) C/o Rolnik & Associates, P.C.
20090070376 - Method of controlling display of comments: Disclosed is a method of selectively displaying comments posted by users. The method comprises setting, by a first user, a threshold value for use in determining whether to display comments posted by users of an Internet service; and sending, by the first user, a request for displaying a page of... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090070380 - Method, system, and apparatus for assembly, transport and display of clinical data: The Clinical Data Container (CDC) is a method for packaging, transporting, and viewing medical reports, their associated data elements, images, and data from medical information systems for use by physicians and patients.... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
20090070377 - System and method for intelligent information gathering and analysis: A system and method for intelligent information gathering and analysis. Information is gathered from a plurality of open sources such as markets, investigations, government databases, internet intelligence, and public records. The gathered information is parsed and linked based on marketplace activities including threats. The parsed and linked information is sent... Agent: Wolf, Block, Shorr And Solis-cohen LLP
20090070378 - System and method for providing healthcare program service based on vital signals and condition information: A method for providing a healthcare program service in a system for providing a healthcare service over a wireless communication network includes: receiving vital signals for condition, measured by means of corresponding measurement devices, transmitted from multiple users over the wireless communication network, and grouping the received receiving vital signals... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20090070369 - Systems and methods for conducting searches of multiple music libraries: Systems and methods for searching entertainment content on a computer jukebox are provided in which, in exemplary embodiments, a user may select which music library to search if more than one music libraries are available for searching. Also provided is a system and method of searching entertainment content on a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090070370 - Trackbacks for media assets: Methods for creating a compilation of media assets and tracking uses of media assets are provided. In one example, the method includes generating a playlist referencing a first media asset and a second media asset, wherein the first media asset has a reference associated therewith (e.g., a tag or item... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090070386 - Content storage management apparatus and method for managing stored content: A content storage management apparatus includes: a content input section to which content data including content and attribute information of the content are input; a content information storage section that stores the input content data and meta-information in an external storage device connected to the apparatus via a network, the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090070383 - Idempotent storage replication management: A method for managing operations in a data storage system comprising at least a first storage controller operating according to a plurality of operation states set by a managing entity is provided. The method comprises the first storage controller performing a first operation associated with a first operation state, in... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20090070387 - Method and apparatus for automated storage of event-substantiating data: A method for detecting an event and/or behavior of interest based on monitoring data and selectively storing portions of the monitoring data associated with the event and/or behavior of interest. Preferably, the method includes defining a hierarchy of event and/or behavior types so that the storing of a first behavior/event... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20090070384 - Method and apparatus to update metadata of contents: A method and apparatus to update metadata of one or more contents includes selecting content having metadata to be updated from a plurality of contents, determining whether or not to update second metadata that is metadata of the selected content with reference to first metadata that is metadata of at... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090070385 - Storage apparatus, data restoration method and computer system: An LU management table 61 that associates and stores the LU# of the P-Vol 10p and the LU# of the S-Vol 10s is provided. The CPU 53 specifies the LU# of the S-Vol 10s constituting the save source of the data with respect to the magnetic tape cartridge 74, acquires... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090070382 - System and method for performing a file system operation on a specified storage tier: Various embodiments of a system and method for performing a file system operation on a specified storage tier are disclosed. Input specifying a file system operation and a pathname may be received. The pathname may include a plurality of components, including one or more directory components and a storage tier... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090070389 - Image forming apparatus with log collection mechanism: An image forming apparatus includes a sorting unit that sorts out a log to be recorded based on filter information, a sending unit that sends a sorted log to a recording destination based on destination information, and an updating unit that updates the filter information and the destination information. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090070388 - System and method for resolving conflicts between an offline web-based application and an online web-based application: A system and a method for executing a web-based application on a client computer system without a network connection to an application server that hosts the web-based application is presented. In these embodiments, the web-based application can provide functionality substantially similar to the functionality of the web-based application when the... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20090070390 - Recovery method using cdp: First information representing a plurality of snapshot acquisition time points of the data storage device, journal management data which are second information including the time point at which data are written to the data storage device and the size of the journal for writing the data, and third information representing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090070392 - Managing navigation history for intra-page state transitions: An intra Web-page navigation history mechanism allows history points to be tracked even for state transitions within the same Web page. A Web page may be subjected to a number of different state changes as the Web application executes. Along the way, a number of the state changes may be... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090070393 - Method for operating databases: In one aspect, a method for operating databases with a plurality of first data is provided. A temporary copy of at least some logically related parts of the plurality of first data is generated as second data for an editing procedure. The second data is offered by a user such... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090070391 - Systems, methods and software programs for data synchronization: In contrast to prior data synchronization processes, provided by aspects of the invention are systems, methods and software programs implementing a data synchronization process that employs a high-level interface of a respective data repository to extract valid information from the data repository in response to low-level changes in the data... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090063392 - Adaptive analysis techniques for enhancing train stations placements: A computer method for enhancing train stations locations. The method includes the steps of providing a demand database comprising a compendium of individual demand history; providing a train stations database comprising a compendium of at least one of train stations locations solutions, train stations information, and train stations diagnostics; and,... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman IBM Corporation
20090063393 - Sharing objects between computer systems: An object management system (10) comprises a storage device (12); a first computer system (12) configured to store a first object, and a copy of the first object on the storage device; and a second computer system. The first computer system is configured to create a first data object including... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Emc Corporation
20090063394 - Apparatus and method for streamlining index updates in a shared-nothing architecture: An apparatus and method to streamline updates to an index in a shared-nothing architecture. The apparatus may include an association module, a consolidation module, and a processing module. The association module may associate index update requests with an index. The index update requests may be configured to update the index... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063400 - Apparatus, system, and method for improving update performance for indexing using delta key updates: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for updating database indexes on complex data types. Instead of deleting all the index keys for an old indexable entity, only the old index keys which are not in the set of new index keys associated with a replacement indexable entity will be... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063399 - Index selection for xml database systems: A method, system, and computer program product for selecting indexes to be created over XML data are provided. The method, system, and computer program product provide for receiving a workload for the XML data, the workload including one or more database statements, and utilizing an optimizer to recommend a set... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063395 - Mapping log sets between different log analysis tools in a problem determination environment: A method is provided for mapping analysis data between a first data analysis tool configured to interpret analysis data expressed in a first format to a second data analysis tool configured to interpret analysis data expressed in a second format. The method comprises receiving a set of analysis data expressed... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20090063401 - Method and database system for pre-processing an xquery: A method of pre-processing an XQuery on a XML data base and may comprise parsing the XQuery to obtain an abstract syntax tree and typing the abstract syntax tree to provide at least one pointer into a schema for XML documents of the XML data base. The typing step may... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090063397 - Method and system for disjunctive single index access: A method for performing disjunctive single-index access on a database is disclosed. The method includes a query engine determining whether a first OR predicate and a second OR predicate map to a shared index. Responsive to the query engine determining that the first OR predicate and the second OR predicate... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP
20090063402 - Method and system for providing medication level determination: Method and devices for receiving one or more of a carbohydrate amount or a blood glucose information, performing a query function to retrieve from a pre-stored lookup table an insulin dosage amount associated with the received one or more of the carbohydrate amount or blood glucose information, and outputting the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20090063404 - Selection of a set of optimal n-grams for indexing string data in a dbms system under space constraints introduced by the system: The present invention provides a computer-readable medium and system for selecting a set of n-grams for indexing string data in a DBMS system. Aspects of the invention include providing a set of candidate in grams, each n-gram comprising a sequence of characters; identifying sample queries having character strings containing the... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063398 - Statistics collection for database tables: A method and system for collecting statistics on database tables. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a plurality of tables for statistics collection, wherein each table of the plurality of tables are remote tables; examining at least one attribute for each table identified for statistics collection; prioritizing the tables... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063403 - Systems and computer program products to identify related data in a multidimensional database: Systems and computer program products that identify data that is related to and associated with data that has been selected from a multidimensional database. The overwhelming amount of data in a multidimensional database that may be viewed by a user, such as a data analyst, is reduced to the selected... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090063396 - Techniques for partitioning indexes: Techniques for partitioning indexes are provided. A predefined data type associated with a column of a database table is acquired. Column value statistics for the column are acquired. The values are analyzed to produce multiple partitions for the values. Each partition includes each of the values and each partition includes... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090063415 - Apparatus and method for dynamically selecting componentized executable instructions at run time: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a request for an action. An action context is received where the action context includes an application requesting the action. A set of metadata is searched for metadata corresponding to the action, where the search is limited by the action... Agent: Sap Global C/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani
20090063430 - Article of manufacture and system for merging metadata on files in a backup storage: Provided are a system and article of manufacture for merging metadata on files in a backup storage. A query is received for information on files from a file system for a client node. A determination is made of metadata for files in a backup storage for the client node stored... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090063428 - Automated protocol screening to qualify patients to participate in a clinical trial: The invention provides a consistent, easy to use, reliable method for evaluating each potential subject against the inclusion and exclusion criteria for a controlled data collection such as a clinical trial protocol. The invention provides a method for subject evaluation according to the clinical protocol as soon as the clinical... Agent: Deborah Neville
20090063427 - Communications system and method: A method for describing an invention comprising: a. defining a vocabulary of standard terms; b. describing the invention in a concise form and using only standard terms for the substantive description. The description may be in concise form uses mathematical equations or mathematical-like statements or tables. The description comprises, for... Agent: Marc Zuta
20090063419 - Discovering peer-to-peer content using metadata streams: Discovering peer-to-peer content using metadata streams involves capturing, for each of a plurality of devices, a content and metadata stream that describes a context of the content. The metadata streams are sent to a metadata repository contemporaneously with the capture of the content by the respective devices. Network queries of... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090063424 - Geographic information system: Provided is a geographic information system using map data including configuration data provided with time information and attribute data corresponding to an attribute of an object contained in the map data, including an information import module for receiving an input of a geographic area of an object to be retrieved... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090063420 - Grid based file system: A method and apparatus for interfacing a drive with a tree-structured cluster as a library for a data grid storage system is described. In one embodiment, the tree-structured cluster of cache nodes is provided for storing data. The cluster is mounted as a drive or file system based on data... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063426 - Identification of semantic relationships within reported speech: Methods and computer-readable media for associating words or groups of words distilled from content, such as reported speech or an attitude report, of a document to form semantic relationships collectively used to generate a semantic representation of the content are provided. Semantic representations may include elements identified or parsed from... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063417 - Index attribute subtypes for ldap entries: A method and apparatus for indexing attribute subtypes for Light Weight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) entries. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a query specifying a search criterion for a subtype of a base attribute. The base attribute and the subtype are associated with LDAP entries. The method also... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063425 - Interface for a universal search: A search engine may perform a search for a user search query over a number of possible search categories. For example, the search query may be performed for general web documents, images, and news documents. The search engine ranks categories based on the search query and/or the documents returned for... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090063408 - Managing user ratings in a web services environment: Systems and methods for managing user ratings in a web services environment. A method includes storing a comment associated with a web service and storing an influence rating associated with an author of the comment. The method also includes transmitting information associated with the web service, the comment, and the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090063418 - Method and an apparatus to deliver messages between applications: Some embodiments of a method and an apparatus to deliver messages between applications have been presented. In one embodiment, a client supplied binding is received from a client, wherein the client supplied binding includes an XQuery or a script. A predefined binding is stored in a server, wherein said predefined... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063407 - Method and system for generating data reports: A method and system for generating data reports are provided. An offset parameter is received. A reporting length is determined from the offset parameter. A query is executed based upon the reporting length. A data record is extracted from a database based upon the query.... Agent: Sap Ag
20090063421 - Method and system for making dynamic graphical web content searchable: There is provided a method for making a rich web application searchable, one embodiment comprising providing companion content in a format searchable by a web search engine, loading the companion content in a web browser, calling a rich web application using the companion content, loading the rich web application in... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20090063413 - Method and system for tracking allocations of assets and tasks: The present invention discloses a system for supporting task assignment and monitoring allocations of assets and tasks, including a data store and an audit trail generator. The data store stores information relating to assignments of sub-tasks of a task, and the audit trail generator provides an audit trail of the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20090063410 - Method for performing parallel data indexing within a data storage system: A method for performing parallel data indexing within a data storage system is disclosed. After the receipt of a group of data objects, the data objects are copied to an indexing module. Next, the copy of data objects within the indexing module are indexed by the indexing module while the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP
20090063405 - Method for providing information using data communication network: The present invention provides a method of providing information using a data communication network. The information provision method supports an information search using a general public index composed of numerals, characters or period based on information about a person or a business, which is to be searched for, and a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090063406 - Method, service and search system for network resource address repair: A method, service and search system for network resource address repair are provided. The method which may be provided as a service over a network, includes: receiving a network resource address that is incorrect; dividing the network resource address into a host address and a path within the host address;... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090063429 - Methods and systems for processing multi-media editing projects: Methods and systems of processing multi-media editing projects are described. In one embodiment, a request for one or more multi-media files is generated on a user computer that comprises part of a network where multi-media files are maintained in a network-accessible location. The file or files are intended for use... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090063416 - Methods and systems for tagging a variety of applications: An embodiment pertains generally to a method of tagging for a variety of applications. The method includes providing for a data object, the data object associated with a respective application and applying at least one tag term to the data object. The method also includes creating a context triple for... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090063431 - Monitoring and analyzing creation and usage of visual content: An MMR system includes an analytics module for monitoring and analyzing the creation and usage of visual content search. The analytics module is part of a MMR gateway and provides a mechanism for administrators to determine the usage patterns and other information about users of the MMR system. This information... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick
20090063412 - Organizing and displaying stories by themes: Stories are organized and displayed by themes. Theme names are created and topic names are chosen for the theme names. For each topic name, topic search strings are created. A database of stories is search for stories matching the topic search strings. At least some of the matching stories are... Agent: King & Spalding
20090063411 - Propagation of updates for attributes of a storage object from an owner node of the storage object to other nodes: Local versions of attributes of a storage object are maintained at a plurality of nodes, wherein a first attribute designates a first node of the plurality of nodes as an owner node for the storage object, and wherein a second attribute includes information to resolve validity of ownership of the... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090063422 - Search engine system using snapshot function of storage system: The present invention relates a retrieving technology by using an index obtained at a specific time point and a rule obtained at a specific time point. The present invention provides a storage system includes: a first logical unit for storing an index; a second logical unit for storing a rule... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090063414 - System and method for generating a playlist from a mood gradient: Systems and methods for generating and playing a sequence of media objects based on a mood gradient are also disclosed. A mood gradient is a sequence of items, in which each item is media object having known characteristics or a representative set of characteristics of a media object, that is... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090063409 - System and method of sensing and responding to service discoveries: A system and method of sensing and responding to service discoveries on a consumer's machine and, more particularly, to a system and method of sensing (discovering) service needs on a consumer's machine using a resident Daemon, and responding to the service discoveries using an extension of UDDI. The method comprises... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090063423 - User interfaces for service object located in a distributed system: A service object user interface responds to a number of different types of client devices, especially handheld communication devices, by providing tuple space interface attributes in a service tuple. Thereby, dynamically changing services (e.g., search engines, online shopping, media content selection, etc.) and a population of client devices can be... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090063433 - Apparatus, system, and method for command manager support for pluggable data formats: An apparatus, system, and method for providing command manager support for pluggable data formats. The present invention accepts arbitrary hierarchical input data structures even when the hierarchical input data structure represents hierarchical data in a structure independent of a specific type of data repository. A data mediator receives a hierarchical... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063436 - Boolean literal and parameter handling in object relational mapping: Techniques for object relational mapping in database technologies are described herein. According to one embodiment, in response to a query statement for accessing a relational database, a syntax tree is generated to represent semantic information of the query statement, where the query statement has a boolean parameter and is implemented... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063440 - Method and system for natural language recognition command interface and data management: A computer command panel and database system that is capable of receiving input in natural language either through commands or questions and returning the user's request. Input is separated into sequences of word groups to derive the data location, action and subjects where instruction sets are created and put through... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090063434 - Method for provision and use of a visual representation of website browsing history: Embodiments of the invention provide site browsing history information that pertains to a specified network site user. One embodiment, directed to a method, comprises the step of acquiring data for a database, wherein the acquired data identifies multiple sites that are accessed by the user in an order, during a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090063435 - Parameter type prediction in object relational mapping: Techniques for object relational mapping in database technologies are described herein. According to one embodiment, in response to a query statement for accessing a relational database, a syntax tree is generated to represent semantic information of the query statement, where the query statement includes a wildcard parameter and is implemented... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063438 - Regulatory compliance data scraping and processing platform: Systems and methods are provided allowing the scraping and processing of regulatory compliance data (e.g., validation data). In an illustrative implementation, a data scraping and processing computing environment comprises a data scraping and processing engine operable to process/scrape legacy regulatory compliance data stored on one or more cooperating legacy data... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.
20090063437 - Secure hosted databases: A hosted relational database can be securely accessed by application developers, relieving the developer of the need to engage in server side development. A database programming API is accessible from a browser-based application that abstracts details of client/server HTTP communication with the database. This results in a reduction in software... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090063439 - System and method for efficiently providing a recommendation: A system and method for applying a first filter and a second filter, such as a recommendation and a constraint filter, to a plurality of items, including determining a cost of applying the first filter and the second filter to the plurality of items, and determining an order of applying... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090063432 - System and method for historical diagnosis of sensor networks: wherein component Swktj is a sketch of a descendent of node k, ritj is a random variable associated with each sensor node i and time instant t wherein index j refers to independently drawn instantiations of the random variable, bit bwit represents a state of sensor node i for signal... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090063441 - System and method of query transformation: A system for transforming client/server aggregates is provided. The system comprises a client/server-analysis component for analyzing one or more queries that are not supported by a target database system, and a client/server transformation component for transforming the one or more queries into semantically equivalent queries that are supported by the... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090063458 - method and system for minimizing sorting: A method for minimizing the sorting of data comprises retrieving a database having an index of entries arranged according to a first, second, and third data entries. Additionally, partitioning the index of entries into a first partially-ordered list, wherein the first partially-ordered list comprises information arranged in the form of... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063448 - Aggregated search results for local and remote services: A search system may include searches performed on remotely hosted services that may be indexed and queried by an aggregated search tool. The search tool may aggregate desktop searches and internet searches with searches of remotely hosted services into a single set of results. Remotely hosted services may include databases... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090063450 - Apparatus and method for selecting an author of missing content in a content management system: A content management system (CMS) includes metadata for each element in the repository. When an element has missing content that needs to be created, the repository is queried to identify elements which most closely match the metadata of the missing content. The metadata for these identified elements is analyzed to... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090063453 - Apparatus, system, and method for executing a distributed spatial data query: An apparatus, system, and method for executing a distributed spatial data query. The present invention allows a client to perform spatial queries against spatial data stored in a various formats in various separate databases. A view of the data is created in the relevant databases, wherein the spatial data is... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063457 - Augmenting url queries: Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for augmenting URL queries are described. In embodiments, a URL query is received from a user and it is determined whether the URL query is a simple URL query. Further, if the URL query is a simple URL query, an augmented query is created by... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063455 - Bipartite graph reinforcement modeling to annotate web images: Systems and methods for bipartite graph reinforcement modeling to annotate web images are described. In one aspect the systems and methods implement bipartite graph reinforcement modeling operations to identify a set of annotations that are relevant to a Web image. The systems and methods annotate the Web image with the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090063470 - Document management using business objects: A computer-implemented method for processing information includes collecting data objects from one or more data repositories, the data objects having respective properties, which identify the data objects. The properties of the collected data objects are analyzed in order to derive respective identifiers corresponding to the data objects. A text string... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090063472 - Emphasizing search results according to conceptual meaning: Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for conducting semantic processes to present search results that include highlighted regions which are relevant to a conceptual meaning of a query are provided. Initially, content of document(s) is accessed and semantic representations are derived by distilling linguistic representations from the content. These... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063473 - Indexing role hierarchies for words in a search index: Methods, systems and computer readable media for finding documents in a data store that match a natural language query submitted by a user are provided. The documents and queries are matched by determining that words within the query have the same relationship to each other as the same words in... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063449 - Integrating sponsored media with user-generated content: A variety of computer based service that permit users to edit, compose, upload, or otherwise generate content also provide for the integration of sponsored media into presentations along with user-generated content. An exemplary service generates text based on user input, provides tags based on the text to a sponsored media... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090063476 - Method and apparatus for restricting a fan-out search in a peer-to-peer network based on accessibility of nodes: A method, apparatus, and computer implemented instructions for restricting a fan-out type search of a distributed database. A search request is received indicating that a requesting node originating the search request desires to avoid receiving search results including inaccessible nodes. Responsive to receiving the search results from other nodes, the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090063442 - Method and system for providing value help features to input fields generated for dynamically selected columns: A method and system for providing value help features to input fields generated for dynamically selected columns is provided. A user interface element is generated for a dynamic key from the metadata. The user interface element has a name field and a value input field. A generic query having an... Agent: Sap Ag
20090063456 - Method and system for tracking, evaluating and ranking results of multiple matching engines: The present invention in various implementations provides for a method and system for removing suspect duplicate data in a database having a plurality of datasets for a suspect processing transaction, using a plurality of matching engines, comparing results of matching engines in a logically predetermined comparative assessment, and thereafter providing... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl
20090063467 - Persona management in a geo-spatial environment: A method and system of persona management in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment a method of a persona management includes creating a plurality of persona profiles associated with a first member of a community network, determining a plurality of locations associated with each of the persona profiles,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090063460 - Presenting result items based upon user behavior: Methods, systems, and computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed, perform methods for identifying and presenting the “best” answer to a given search query as it relates to a particular user based upon that user's behavior are provided. Upon receipt of a search query and determination... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063463 - Ranking of user-generated game play advice: Management of user-generated game play advice is disclosed. The present invention allows for management of game play advice that is complete and up-to-date regardless of when a particular interactive gaming title is released. Game play advice is pervasive and easily accessible to game players in addition to being accurate and... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090063477 - Research rapidity and efficiency improvement by analysis of research artifact similarity: Methods for comparing query-related objects are provided. In one embodiment, a first plurality of query-related objects for a first user is compared to a second plurality of query-related objects for a second user to determine a degree of similarity between the first and second plurality of query-related objects. A notification... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090063466 - Resource selector, including for use in handheld devices: Described is a technology by which a resource selector traverses a hierarchical storage structure to enumerate its resources and provide a flat list of corresponding items. The user interacts with the flat list to select an item. The resource selector is particularly beneficial when incorporated into a handheld computing device.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090063451 - Search engine using world map with whois database search restriction: In most of the Internet search operations, unwanted search results can be eliminated to reduce the high volume of the Internet traffic, and make the search operation highly efficient, according to the present invention. The present invention proposes a two step approach. The first step is to achieve the high... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090063452 - Search filtering: Apparatus, systems and methods for search filtering are disclosed. A search instance associated with a user device is identified, and a determination is made as to whether the search instance includes a filtering term. If the search instance is determined to include a filtering term, then filtered content items in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090063468 - System and method for career website optimization: A method of managing career opportunities is provided. In some embodiments, a method for providing career and job listing websites and optimizing the career and job listing websites for search engine optimization is provided. In various embodiments, the method comprises creating a career website that mirrors a company's website, extracting... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090063443 - System and method for dynamically supporting indirect routing within a multi-tiered full-graph interconnect architecture: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for dynamically routing data through the data processing system. Data is received at a first processor that is to be transmitted to a destination processor. The data that is received includes address information. A lookup is performed in routing table data... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090063445 - System and method for handling indirect routing of information between supernodes of a multi-tiered full-graph interconnect architecture: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for selecting, from a plurality of routes through the data processing system, an indirect route for transmitting data. Data that includes address information is received at a first processor that is to be transmitted to a destination processor. Using routing table... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090063474 - System and method for information retrieval: A method of performing a search of an online directory, comprising receiving an identifier entered as part of website address; extracting the identifier entered as part of the website address; searching one or more databases associated with the online directory for instances of the identifier; and displaying information extracted from... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090063444 - System and method for providing multiple redundant direct routes between supernodes of a multi-tiered full-graph interconnect architecture: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for selecting, from a plurality of routes through the data processing system, a direct route for transmitting data. Data that includes address information is received at a first processor that is to be transmitted to a destination processor. Using routing table... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090063446 - System and method for providing vector terms related to instant messaging conversations: The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises retrieving one or more terms or phrases comprising an instant messaging conversation in which one or more users are participating. One or more term vectors comprising one or more vector terms associated with the one or more retrieved terms... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow, Kaufman & Frankl LLP
20090063459 - System and method for recommending songs: A system and method, operable by a processor running on a computing device and stored on a tangible computer readable medium, the system and method creating continuous, fixed duration, fixed size, or other such playlists for use on an individual listener's portable music player, as a programming guide for an... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090063465 - System and method for string processing and searching using a compressed permuterm index: An improved system and method for string processing and searching using a compressed permuterm index is provided. To build a compressed permuterm index for a string dictionary, an index builder constructs a unique string from a collection of strings of a dictionary sorted in lexicographic order and then builds a... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090063464 - System and method for visualizing and relevance tuning search engine ranking functions: The present invention is directed towards system and methods for generating a visual representation indicating performance of a system capable of accepting one or more inputs and producing an ordered set of one or more responsive outputs. The method of the present invention comprises selecting one or more benchmark inputs... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow, Kaufman & Frankl LLP
20090063478 - System for compiling word usage frequencies: A system for assisting a user who is learning a language to prioritize words to be learned in order of usage frequency is disclosed. A frequency determination program running on a computer determines the frequency of usage of each word at a list of locations provided by the user. Different... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090063471 - Systems and methods for providing a confidence-based ranking algorithm: A method for using a confidence based ranking algorithm is described. At least one search parameter is received. The at least one search parameter is used to identify at least one data record with confidence values. A results list with one or more data records is created. The results list... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20090063475 - Tool for personalized search: The invention provides for customized display of search results to Users. The invention further provides for customization of associated advertisements. The invention further provides for a dynamic personal knowledge base that is kept private. The invention provides an Intelligent Web Proxy that re-sorts search results based on the contents of... Agent: Deborah Neville
20090063447 - Updating retrievability aids of information sets with search terms and folksonomy tags: Provided are techniques for updating retrievability aids. A search request including one or more search terms is received. Each of the one or more search terms is captured. A list of topics is provided to a user as search results. User selection of a topic in the list of topics... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090063469 - User based document verifier & method: Temporal qualities of electronic documents are verified using a variety of techniques, including human based feedback. The invention can be used in environments such as automated news aggregators, search engines, and other electronic systems which compile information having temporal qualities.... Agent: J. Nicholas Gross, Attorney
20090063461 - User query mining for advertising matching: Systems and methods to determine relevant keywords from a user's search query sessions are disclosed. The described method includes identifying search session logs of a user, segmenting the search session logs into one or more search sessions. After the segmentation, the search sessions are analyzed to compose a list of... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090063454 - Vortex searching: Determining intersection points of parameter patterns. Parameter patterns are specified in a query. A method includes identifying a first parameter pattern from the query as occurring less often in the index than one other parameter pattern in the query. The data store is searched until a present location of the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090063462 - Word decompounder: A word is split into one or more first substrings. A morpheme is applied to the one or more first substrings to create one or more second substrings. The one or more first and second substrings are selected as one or more splittings, and a score is generated for each... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090063482 - Data mining techniques for enhancing routing problems solutions: A computer method for enhancing routing problems solutions. The method includes the steps of providing a problem database comprising a compendium of problem history; providing a solution database comprising a compendium of at least one of routing problems solutions, routing information, and routing diagnostics; and, employing a data mining technique... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman IBM Corporation
20090063479 - Search templates: Searching a data store for parameter patterns specified in a query. A method includes receiving a query from a user including N parameter patterns. One or more alternatives are associated to one or more of the N parameter patterns. One or more templates are created. Each of the templates describes... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090063480 - System and method for searching a term in an active component of a user interface: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a system and method for searching a term in the active component of a user interface. A repository term generator generates a repository term associated with an active component of a user interface. A search engine searches for a term corresponding to... Agent: Sap Ag
20090063483 - System for compiling word usage frequencies: A system for assisting a user who is learning a language to prioritize words to be learned in order of usage frequency is disclosed. A frequency determination program running on a computer determines the frequency of usage of each word at a list of locations provided by the user. Different... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090063481 - Systems and methods for developing features for a product: An embodiment relates to a method for developing features for a product. The method includes monitoring a forum for messages and parsing a newly posted message in the forum. The method also includes determining whether the newly posted message contains a new feature comment and posting the new feature comment... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090063484 - Creating playback definitions indicating segments of media content from multiple content files to render: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for creating playback definitions indicating segments of media content from multiple content files to render. User input is received indicating a plurality of segments of media content from a plurality of media files and an ordering of the segments. The media... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090063485 - Finding superlatives in an unordered list: The k first elements from an unordered list of n total elements are copied to a result buffer, wherein k is a value smaller than n. The k first elements in the result buffer are sorted. Each subsequent element in the unordered list is compared to elements in the result... Agent: Daniel E. Ovanezian Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063489 - Accessing data entities: A method of accessing data entities in a client-server system is disclosed. The client-server system comprises a set of clients, a server system, and a repository for storing a plurality of data entities. The server system comprises an inter-transactional cache, the inter-transactional cache being accessible for each client of the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090063488 - Advanced concurrency management in enterprise service oriented architecture based integrated business processing of distributed application components: A system and process that manages access to a resource in an enterprise service-oriented architecture environment. The system recognizes a master for each resource that has ultimate control over the respective resource. The master grants access to the resource though a lock system. If a system does not relinquish access... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063486 - Data replication using a shared resource: Techniques are presented for data replication. Two or more nodes are engaged in data replication with one another. When a node acquires a write lock, the write is processed to a local disk associated with the node and communicated to a shared disk. During recovery of a particular node following... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20090063487 - Securing transfer of ownership of a storage object from an unavailable owner node to another node: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture that maintain a plurality of nodes coupled over a network, wherein a first node of the plurality of nodes initially owns a plurality of storage objects accessible via the network. A serialization lock is maintained in association with the plurality of... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090063490 - Authorization controlled searching: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for authorization controlled searching. In general, a search request is received, a database data structure is searched where the data structure is populated with records that include data and criteria for authorization to access the data, and a set of results is presented... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090063493 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory unit connected to the processor. The memory unit stores a setting value and an web application. The web application causes the processor to change the setting value according to a request message from a client. The web application causes the... Agent: Von Simson & Chin
20090063492 - Organization of user generated content captured by a smart pen computing system: In a pen-based computing system, use of paradigms similar to those used with physical paper to organize user generated content captured by a smart pen is disclosed. Data, such as handwriting gestures, is captured by the smart pen and transferred to a digital domain, such as by being transferred to... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090063491 - Provision of targeted content: Methods of providing services using a web marketing platform are described. The web marketing platform acts as a proxy associated with a host company and can intercept traffic passing to and from the host company. In an embodiment, an interface is provided which enables clients to easily request services. One... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090063496 - Automated most popular media asset creation: A method for automatically generating most popular videos or aggregate media assets based on a set of criteria is provided. In one example, the method includes receiving a set of criteria (e.g., one or more criterion) for selecting media assets, selecting at least two media assets from a plurality of... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090063498 - Avoiding redundant computation in service-oriented architectures: A request for a software service utilizes a service intermediary. The service intermediary 1) checks the request to confirm that it conforms to XML well-formedness, and 2) validates the schema of the request. If the request passes both tests, then flags are appended to the request, which is sent to... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090063504 - Bi-directional replication between web services and relational databases: A method for bi-directional data replication between a Web Service application and a relational database are provided. Techniques of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Extract Transform Load (ETL) technology are employed to create a relational database schema, load the schema, synchronize the structure and the content of the schema, and... Agent: Patrick Reilly
20090063508 - Computer, system, storage and access control method, and access control method: A storage including an access processor configured to access data according to an access request specifying a file or a directory as an object of processing according to a content of a file handle cache held in a source of the request, further includes an access capability assigning unit configured... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090063500 - Extracting data content items using template matching: Systems and methods for extracting data content items from a web page are provided. A template is created by labeling data content items of interest associated with a web page and generating a template Document Object Model (DOM) tree based on the labeled web page. DOM trees are also generated... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063506 - Method and apparatus for generating recommendation content list: A method and apparatus for generating a recommendation content list by the cooperation of user groups. Sets of content that are classified according to a predetermined criterion are distributed to user terminals within a user terminal group. Assessment information on the content included in the sets of content is collected... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090063509 - Method and apparatus for monitoring network servers: A server monitoring system includes one or more monitoring engines running on a computer, a system database running on a computer, and a user interface running on a computer to remotely monitor one or more servers across any suitable network and provide alerts and status via either user interface computer... Agent: Crockett & Crockett
20090063512 - Method and system for controlled distribution of profile information with communication support: An information management and distribution system is disclosed. The information management and distribution system includes a client-side application and a server application that interact to facilitate the controlled exchange of contact information over a network. The client-side application can provide creation and design, rolodex, exchange, and update features. The information... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090063503 - Method and system for remote cache access: A method of processing a request associated with an electronic document in a document management system at a local replicated system, the method comprising the steps of first receiving the request. The method further comprises determining whether the request is a read only request that may be processed at a... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090063494 - Method and system to synchronize account names across a plurality of security systems: A system for synchronizing account names from a plurality of source security systems. In response to coupling a conversion system between the plurality of source security systems and a target security system, identity data from a human resource system and account data from the plurality of local source security systems... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090063507 - Methods and apparatus for retrieving content: Method and apparatus for retrieving content according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with systems for transferring data in a p2p network connecting multiple clients. Exemplary methods and apparatus may generate a catalog of multiple file segments stored in a memory accessible by computer and publish... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC
20090063497 - Methods and systems for providing a java based model-view-controller relationship: An embodiment relates to a method of providing data. The method includes monitoring a user interface to detect a change in the user interface. The change indicates a desired modification to data presented in the user interface. The method also includes generating a request to modify data in response to... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090063499 - Removing web application flicker using ajax and page templates: A web page is rendered under the control of a client. A content server divides a webpage in multiple empty partitions. Each of the partitions has an associated pointer to data that can populate the partition. When data changes, the content server transmits pointers for all data for all of... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090063505 - Selective chaining of ldap directory servers: A method and apparatus for selective chaining Light Weight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers in response to an LDAP request. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, at a directory server, a request pertaining to an LDAP entry, the request indicating a read or write operation for the LDAP entry.... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063511 - System and method for providing broadcast listener participation: A method of allowing listeners to participate in broadcast programming is provided, the method generally comprising one or more of providing a library of media elements accessible by a plurality of listeners; receiving from each of at least two of the listeners a playlist of media elements, wherein at least... Agent: Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
20090063501 - Systems, methods and computer products for generating policy based fail over configuration for darabase clusters: Generating a plurality of database cluster failover policy availability configuration modeling solutions by a database cluster management system in an environment of networked computer systems includes receiving a first signal from a user system specifying one of a plurality of database cluster failover policy type behavior patterns. The database cluster... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20090063510 - Transmission system and method, transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and recording medium: A transmission system includes a transmission apparatus transmitting metadata relating to content via a network and a reception apparatus receiving the metadata. The transmission apparatus includes storing metadata including fragment updating management information in units of fragments; generating a delivery unit including a document which includes the metadata contained in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090063495 - Volume mapping by blade slot: A system and method includes providing a chassis comprising multiple slots, with each slot having a unique slot number assigned thereto. Multiple servers, each having at least one globally unique identifier associated therewith, are provided to plug into one or more of the slots. At least one storage device is... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063502 - Web-based content abstraction based on platform agnostic containers able to be exported to platform specific, user customizable portal pages: The present invention discloses a solution for adding user specified content to a customized portal. In the solution, URL addressable content can be selected from a user specified Web source. A platform agnostic container can be established for the content. A user selected portal platform can be determined for the... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw
20090063521 - Auto-tagging of aliases: Media players and associated methods are described that may allow a user to organize content or other media assets based on information associated with content. A media player or portable media device, can include features for automatically tagging content or other media assets with aliases. A media player may receive... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090063516 - Load on demand network analysis: Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with load on demand network analysis are described. One method embodiment includes accessing a network analysis request and data associated with a set of network partitions associated with a network. The request describes a function to be performed on the network. A set... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC - Oracle
20090063523 - Memory efficient representation of relational data with constant time random access to the data itself: An efficient method for storing relational data in a memory space uses B tree and B+ tree structures to store data for a database where non-identical values are stored in a string buffer and pointers to the string buffer are stored in a table buffer, and where identical data is... Agent: Feldmangale, P.A.
20090063519 - Method for processing a data tree structure: A method of processing a tree data structure organized into interconnected elements. The method comprises the steps of: defining processing units as subsets of interconnected elements and allocating each processing unit a processing time on which the data of the allocated processing unit is to be used by a unit... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090063513 - Method, system and program product for a web service folder interface: A method of utilizing a Web Service folder interface. A user defines a folder in a local folder directory as a Web Services enabled folder. The folder includes file data and metadata corresponding to the file data. The metadata includes a configurable Web Services type property that corresponds to a... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090063515 - Optimization model for processing hierarchical data in stream systems: Provided are techniques for optimizing the processing of hierarchical data. A linear processing graph is received, wherein the linear processing graph includes a plurality of operators, wherein each operator in the plurality is connected to at least one other operator by an arc, wherein hierarchical data flows on arcs, wherein... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090063520 - Storage medium for electronic information processing program, electronic information processing system, and electronic information processing method: A computer-readable medium includes a program including processes of correlating electronic information which is correlated to a first correlation location in a first correlation structure also to a second correlation location in a second correlation structure according to a correlation condition based on the first correlation location or the electronic... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20090063514 - System and method for generating files having categorization architectures for digital images: A system and a method for generating files having categorization architectures for digital images are provided. The method includes selecting primary category identifiers identifying distinct high-level types of digital images utilizing either a graphical user interface or an editor. The method further includes selecting subcategory identifiers associated with the primary... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20090063522 - System and method for managing ontologies as service metadata assets in a metadata repository: Embodiments of the invention are generally related to Ontologies and service metadata repositories, and particularly related to systems and methods for transforming Ontologies into service metadata assets in a service metadata repository. One embodiment includes a plug-in from an ontology development tool communicating to an application programming interface for a... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090063517 - User interfaces for scoped hierarchical data sets: One or more hierarchical scopes may be applied to various portions of a hierarchical data set to represent a logical grouping of various nodes in the hierarchy. Various user interfaces may be devised to navigate within such a scoped hierarchical data set, such as a scoped treeview that limits the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090063518 - Using destination-dependent criteria to guide data transmission decisions: A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for causing one or more destination-dependent criteria to be applied at least to a data object and indicating a decision whether to transmit the data object to a destination partly based on a default value and partly based on one... Agent: Searete LLC
20090063524 - Apparatus, system, and method for executing a distributed spatial data query: A method for executing a distributed spatial data query. The present invention allows a client to perform spatial queries against spatial data stored in a various formats in various separate databases. A view of the data is created in the relevant databases, wherein the spatial data is converted to WKB... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063528 - De-duplication in a virtualized server environment: A data de-duplication application de-duplicates redundant data on the primary storage read/write pathway of a virtualized server environment. The virtualized server environment comprises one or more server applications operating on a virtualization layer provided on a computer architecture that includes memory (e.g., RAM, cache memory) for temporarily storing data and... Agent: Workman Nydegger/emc
20090063526 - Dynamic data compaction for data redistribution: A method and system for optimizing data redistribution in a database. In one embodiment, the method includes moving, during a first scan, outgoing records from a sending partition to one or more receiving partitions, where free space is created in the sending partition due to the outgoing records leaving the... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063529 - Method and structure for fast in-place transformation of standard full and packed matrix data formats: A computerized method provides for an in-place transformation of matrix A data including a New Data Structure (NDS) format and a transformation T having a compact representation. The NDS represents data of the matrix A in a format other than a row major format or a column major format, such... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090063525 - Optimized rf coverage using ajax and svg: A method for displaying RF coverage information includes providing formatting data for displaying the radio frequency coverage information on a client. The formatting data is executed on the client. First radio frequency coverage raw data is provided to the client. The first radio frequency coverage raw data is utilized by... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)
20090063527 - Processing of database statements with join predicates on range-partitioned tables: A method for processing database statements with join predicates on range-partitioned tables is provided. The method provides for receiving a database statement with a join predicate between a first table and a second table for processing, responsive to the join predicate involving one or more leading columns of a partition... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063530 - System and method for mobile web service: A system and method for a mobile web service is provided. A system for a mobile web service includes: a generator parsing a web page to generate a text formatted first hierarchical structure tree; a converter encoding the generated first hierarchical structure tree to convert the encoded first hierarchical structure... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.
20090063551 - Addressee-defined mail addressing system and method: A mail delivery system and method for delivery of mail to addressees are disclosed. The system is particularly suitable for implementation in the context of an email or similar electronic messaging system, and is particularly useful for managing and/or discouraging unsolicited junk mail. The system comprises a plurality of unique... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090063535 - Apparatus and method for indicating review activity of a document in a content management system: A content management system (CMS) monitors and logs review activity for elements in a document. A review activity policy includes one or more thresholds that define one or more ranges that define corresponding review activity levels. A schema or document type for the document is annotated based on the logged... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090063536 - Automatic extraction of semantics from text information: The present invention provides systems, methods and computer program products for extracting semantic information from text data having metadata associated therewith. A method according to an embodiment of the present invention includes selecting an ordered set of scale values for a plurality of scales and, for each of the scale... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow, Kaufman & Frankl LLP
20090063547 - Breadcrumb list supplementing for hierarchical data sets: A breadcrumb path for use in navigating a hierarchical data set may be supplemented with one or more supplemental breadcrumbs representing preferred locations within the hierarchical data set. The supplemental breadcrumb may represent a previously visited location within the hierarchical data set, and may be further limited to the previously... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090063542 - Cluster presentation of digital assets for electronic devices: Improved approaches to present groups of digital assets in a dynamic, graphical manner are disclosed. The groups to be presented can be automatically formed in accordance with grouping criteria. Each of the resulting groups can then be visually represented by a set of images. The sets of images for the... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090063534 - Data lineage in data warehousing environments: A system for providing data lineage information for data warehouse objects, the system including a plurality of job descriptions, a log for recording operational information of any of the jobs when any of the jobs are run, a plurality of schemas of databases accessed by the jobs, and a binding... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090063549 - Enterprise structure configurator: Tools for configuring an enterprise applications. In one aspect, the tools provide a user interface to allow an implementer describe, based on an interview with executives of the organization, an enterprise structure of an organization, and a data structure generator to configure the enterprise application to reflect this enterprise structure.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090063550 - Fact-based indexing for natural language search: Computer-readable media and a computer system for implementing a natural language search using fact-based structures and for generating such fact-based structures are provided. A fact-based structure is generated using a semantic structure, which represents information, such as text, from a document, such as a web page. Typically, a natural language... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090063548 - Log-structured store for streaming data: An event stream processing system includes a versioned data structure layered over a log-structured store. A first address handle points to a first version of data in the versioned data structure. A stream of data updates from a data source create a second version of data in the versioned data... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090063544 - Managing mobile classroom data: A system for managing classroom data using both improved data collection techniques within the classroom, and superior data preservation techniques for preserving data associated with a mobile population that spans across geographic boundaries.... Agent: Technology Law Group, PLLC
20090063543 - Media asset rating system: Improved techniques for assigning ratings to media assets are disclosed. A rating for a media asset collection can, for example, be determined by examining the ratings of all user-rated media assets in that media asset collection. Additionally or alternately, a rating for media assets in a group of media assets... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20090063554 - Method and apparatus for converting between data sets and xml documents: A mapping language, insertable into a DTD, allows automatic mapping from data sources into XML. A mapping results from the establishment of a correspondence between entities in a data source on the one hand and lists and scalars on the other hand. The language maps the lists and scalars to... Agent: Anne E. Barschall
20090063537 - Method and apparatus for generating a user profile: A method of generating a user profile initially comprises receiving (201, 203) characterising data, and optionally user preferences, for content items. The characterising data describes characteristics, such as content or context characteristics, of each content item. The content items are then clustered (205) into content item clusters in response to... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090063546 - Method and system for creating a data dictionary: A method is provided for creating a data dictionary. The method may include creating a first tier for the dictionary, the first tier including a descriptor name. The method may also include creating a second tier for the dictionary by creating a temporary term associated with the descriptor name; defining... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090063532 - Method and system for generating database records: A method and system for generating database records is provided. A user interface element is generated for a dynamic key, the user interface element having a name field and a value input field. A generic data object is provided, the generic data object having an attribute pair and the attribute... Agent: Sap Ag
20090063541 - Method for maintaining parallelism in database processing using record identifier substitution assignment: In one implementation, a method for sustaining database processing parallelism of one or more parallelized processes to build one or more index pages using pseudo record identifiers (PRIDs) is disclosed. The method comprises generating one or more PRIDs for one or more respective internal record formats (IRFs), inserting said generated... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063538 - Method for normalizing dynamic urls of web pages through hierarchical organization of urls from a web site: Techniques are described for normalizing dynamic URLs using a hierarchical organization of a web site. Given web pages associated with a web site, an information extraction method is used to generate data structures that represent the content or structure of each of the web pages. These data structures are appended... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090063533 - Method of supporting multiple extractions and binding order in xml pivot join: An apparatus and method are disclosed for finding and returning sub-trees from within a preselected XML document that match an XQuery FLWOR expression having a binding order, in which a match graph is generated from an XML index of node paths for a collection of XML documents, where the collection... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063540 - Methods and systems for attaching ownership to data: An embodiment pertains generally to a method of classifying information. The method includes providing for a data object and receiving ownership roles for the data object. The ownership roles establishes at least one user as associated with the data object and a relationship of the at least one user to... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090063553 - Program for capturing data changes utilizing data-space tracking: A program for reorganizing information in a computer system while concurrently providing access to the information for updates. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, an on-line reorganization facility (ORF) uses index data-spaces that point to other data-spaces, referred to as data data-spaces, to efficiently track and coordinate information about... Agent: Sughrue Mion PLLC Uspto Customer No With Ibm/svl
20090063552 - System and method for multi-dimensional organization, management, and manipulation of data: The Quantum Matrix system is a multi-dimensional, multi-threaded exchange environment for data organization, management, and manipulation. Data is organized into a multi-dimensional structure of nodes. Nodes may represent data, absence of data, or another set of nodes. The multi-dimensional structure or portions of it can be automatically created from a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090063545 - Systems and methods for generating an entity diagram: Methods and systems for generating an entity diagram include, in one exemplary embodiment, a user using a processor that executes the program code to generate the entity diagram. The process for generating the entity diagram includes generating an entity diagram with one or more entities and one or more relationships,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090063539 - Xcap and sip filter chain state transforms via dynamic helper functions for internet multimedia subsystems: The present invention extends a servlet filter chain model to include the ability to dynamically define helper functions. These dynamic helper functions modify the state of an XCAP or SIP request or response as it transitions through the filter chain. The dynamic helper functions are defined via descriptor files that... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090063531 - Network security data management system and method: A system for compiling security data from an information network includes at least two network components, each providing data. A data partner is coupled to the network components. The data parser has access to two parser scripts that correspond to the network's component data. Categorized data can be produced by... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090063557 - Context driven topologies: Information is analyzed and developed by creating consolidated representations of groups of data, which are associated with context information, comprising information about relationships between the groups of data, to create representations of the groups of data. The context information is embedded as symbols in descriptions of at least some of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090063555 - File formats for external specification of object-relational mapping: A unique formatting scheme for object-relational mapping allows disparate applications that adopt the scheme to seamlessly access data in disparate relational databases. The formatting scheme contemplates a common format that conveys the mapping information through (i) attributes embedded with code objects, and (ii) an external mapping source. Adoption of the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090063556 - Root node for carrying out file level virtualization and migration: An object ID comprises share information denoting a share unit, which is a logical export unit, and which includes one or more objects. Migration determination information denoting whether or not migration has been completed for each share unit is provided. A root node maintains the object ID in the migration... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090063563 - Common configuration framework for applications to configure database objects and resources: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for a common configuration framework for applications to configure database objects and resources. Configuration interfaces are maintained for a plurality of different database types, wherein each configuration interface implements a database configuration operation with respect to a database of one database... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090063567 - Computer readable medium, document processing apparatus, and document processing system: A computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for performing an image processing, the process including: selecting a first storage location as a storage destination of an electronic document based on image information of the electronic document generated by reading a document to be... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090063558 - Computerized registration system for multiple uses: A system for obtaining associated personal data of a person attending a reception site in order to provide a response to such person includes a computer operably disposed at the reception site having operating software thereon and follow-up software for receiving personal name and address information data for the person... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham
20090063562 - Importing and reconciling resources from disjoint name spaces to a common namespace: A namespace exploits individual resource identity attributes of an application to allow the integration of resource instances from applications into a configuration management database (CMDB), prior to any data cleansing or namespace harmonization activities. An approach for incremental reconciliation of resource instances within the CMDB is defined.... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Rsw
20090063569 - Information providing apparatus, information receiving terminal, information providing system, information providing method and program: There is provided an information providing apparatus including an ECG scenario storage portion to store an ECG scenario related to a program in association with reference ID, an ECG package storage portion to store reference IDs of ECG scenarios related to programs in association with discrimination ID of an ECG... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090063565 - Job search in a geo-spatial enviornment: A method and system of a job search in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of conducting a job search includes obtaining candidate data (e.g., may be a name, a resume, an experience level, an education level and/or an employment preference, etc.) corresponding to a job... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090063561 - Media management based on derived quantitative data of quality: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for media management based on derived quantitative data of quality. The method embodiment comprises receiving a request for a media file, identifying one or more media files associated with the request, measuring at least one audio or visual quality associated with each... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090063568 - Method and apparatus for constructing user profile using content tag, and method for content recommendation using the constructed user profile: A method of and apparatus for constructing a user profile using a content tag, a method of recommending digital content by using a user profile including a tag included in the digital content and a preference value for the tag. According to the methods and apparatus, a user profile is... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090063560 - Method and system for patent claim management and organization: A method and system for organizing and managing claim elements and reference objects is disclosed. The method and system establish database links between claim elements and reference objects based on associations identified between them. These database links are then stored in the database for future reference. The links are also... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20090063559 - Multiple database entity model generation using entity models: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that generates or creates database entity models using entity models. The system can include devices and components that receive database vendor specific store schema descriptions. The vendor specific store schema descriptions can be employed in conjunction with mapping files that characterize... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090063566 - Party reservation support system: It is possible to provide a party reservation support system enabling an organizer of a party to consult with participants about eating and drinking establishments and date and make a reservation for a particular eating and drinking establishment at a particular date. The party reservation support system includes: eating and... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20090063564 - Statistical design closure: A method of statistical design closure is disclosed. The method generally includes the steps of (A) reading statistical data from a database, the statistical data defining a plurality of chip yield improvements, one of the chip yield improvements in each one of a plurality of design closure categories respectively, the... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation
20090063571 - Data management apparatus, computer readable medium, and control method: A data management apparatus for managing file data including image data or print data by a hierarchical structure, includes an operating unit designating a save source directory and a save destination directory; and a control unit copying or moving the designated save source directory as well as the file data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090063573 - Information processing device, electronic manual managing method, and electronic manual managing program: In an information processing device which is capable of adding a new program, a managing unit is configured to manage bibliographic information of each of electronic manuals associated with respective programs installed in the information processing device. A registering unit is configured to register, in response to addition of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090063572 - Method and device for analyzing cause of constraint violation based on constraint pattern: A method and device for performing a constraint failure analysis on an instance model. The present invention provides a convenient tool to bridge between a model-constraint designer and a model user, reduce load for model/constraint usability, simplify the learning curve, and assist to make a model correction for the model... Agent: Ibm Corporation (swp)
20090063570 - Method and system for counting files and directories in a new-technology-file-system (ntfs) volume that are relevant to a computerized process: A method and system for counting files and directories in a New-Technology-File-System (NTFS) volume that are relevant to a computerized process is described. One illustrative embodiment counts bits corresponding to used MFT entries in a Master File Table (MFT) bitmap associated with the NTFS volume to obtain a first count;... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090063574 - System for tracing copyright of contents and control method thereof: A system for tracking copyright information of content and a method for controlling the same are provided. When a user creates multimedia content through an index file which allows the user to search for desired content through a keyword based on humans, things, time, and/or space, or edits content created... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090063577 - Apparatus and system for performing semi-automatic dataset maintenance: An apparatus and system are disclosed for performing semi-automatic dataset maintenance. The apparatus includes an input module that receives a dataset qualifier. The dataset qualifier describes a collection of datasets. The input module also receives a desired maintenance action to be applied to the datasets. A retrieval module retrieves a... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063576 - System and method for information management: The system further comprises, for each item of information from a set of information, of which a first occurrence is recorded in the first physical storage medium and a second occurrence is recorded in the second physical storage medium, an item of software for monitoring the first occurrence of the... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20090063575 - Systems, methods and computer products for dynamic image creation for copy service data replication modeling: Modeling a set of images representing a group of data replication states and displaying, to a customer, the group of data replication states and generating the model that graphically displays a copy solution; including creating an image data modeling definition, where the image data modeling definition includes a definition of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Tuscon Division
20090063580 - Apparatus, system, and method for hierarchical rollback of business operations: An apparatus, system, computer program product and method are disclosed for the hierarchical rollback of business objects on a datastore. The hierarchical rollback method utilizes a non-linear process designed to restore data to a previous point in the case of a data modification failure in order to prevent incorrect linking... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063578 - Management of data needed to resolve pointer errors in heirarchical database management systems: A method for managing data needed to resolve pointer errors is provided. The method provides for receiving information concerning a pointer error, preparing the information received, submitting a job to select, sort, and format a subset of log and/or trace records such that the subset of records can be analyzed... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090063579 - Managing and coordinating savepoint functionality in a distributed database system: Provided are techniques for savepoint processing. One of a savepoint statement, a rollback to savepoint statement, and a release savepoint statement is received. It is determined whether to propagate the received one of the savepoint statement, the rollback to savepoint statement, and the release savepoint statement to a data source... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090063581 - System for tracking media content transactions: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a web server having a controller adapted to manage an archive of media content for a subscriber, and record a transaction description and a corresponding tracking identifier for a transaction that manipulates the archive. Other embodiments are... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090063583 - Compilation model for processing hierarchical data in stream systems: Provided are techniques for compilation of hierarchical data processing. A data flow diagram including one or more operators, wherein each operator includes at least one of an incoming arc and an outgoing arc, is received. For each operator, for each incoming arc, it is validated that an arc input formal... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20090063586 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system and file managing method thereof: An image forming apparatus, an image forming system and a file managing method thereof include displaying a file list, selecting a deletion target file from the displayed file list, and storing the selected deletion target file in a temporary storing unit.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090063582 - Maintaining message versions at nodes in a network: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for maintaining message versions at nodes in a network. The nodes in the network maintain version information of nodes in the network. The version information for the nodes indicates a message version number of messages supported at the node. The nodes... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090063587 - Method and system for function-specific time-configurable replication of data manipulating functions: The system (10) and method (100) of the invention provides for function-specific replication of data manipulating functions (12) performed on data, such as files or objects, with a configurable time delay (14) for each function to be replicated. The system (10) and method (100) includes a replication management module (40)... Agent: Moetteli & Associates Sarl
20090063585 - Using party classifiability to inform message versioning: A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for obtaining an indication of whether one or more parties in a region can be classified using auditory or optical data and signaling a decision of which version of a message to introduce into the region at least partly based... Agent: Searete LLC
20090063584 - Versioning management: Versioning management provides for efficient and effective handling of varying policy versions, client versions and client platform versions in one system. Software version negotiation provides for simplified, secure policy management in an environment supporting varying versions of the same software product. In conjunction with parameter stripping, which resolves differences among... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090063588 - Data gravitation: A method and apparatus for obtaining data of a cache node in a tree-structured cluster is described. In one embodiment, a query for data in the cache node of the tree-structured cluster is received. A determination of whether the data is stored in the queried cache node is made. An... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063589 - Apparatus and method to decouple large object data processing from main-line data processing in a shared-nothing architecture: An apparatus and method to to decouple large object (“LOB”) data processing from main-line data processing in a shared-nothing architecture. The method may include relocating rows in a database table from a source partition to a target partition, where each row stores a source descriptor identifying a LOB associated with... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063591 - Apparatus, system, and method for deterministic file allocations for parallel operations: An apparatus, system, and method for determining the maximum supported degree of parallel sort operations in a multi-processor computing environment. An allocation module allocates a minimum number of sort files to a sort operation for each data source that participates in the parallel sort. The allocation module attempts to allocate... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090063592 - Methods for data processing: According to various embodiments, variables are grouped in an unsupervised manner after principal component analysis of a plurality of variables from a plurality of samples. A number of principal components are selected. A subset principal component space is created for those components. A starting variable is selected. A spatial angle... Agent: Kasha Law LLC
20090063590 - Operating system support of graceful degradation for web applications: Systems and methods for storing a copy of a web page accessed by the user while the user is online and displaying the web page upon a user request while working offline are described. The web pages may be accessed by the user while working online and automatically copied and... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090063593 - Semiconductor memory device and operation method thereof: A semiconductor memory device comprises an input unit inputting an address and data; a storage unit storing data and a FAT; an address conversion unit converting the address; an access unit accessing the storage unit according to the converted address; a detection unit detecting a format of the FAT; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090063596 - Backup data erasure method: According to this invention, a computer system has a host computer, a first storage subsystem providing a first volume, a second storage subsystem providing a second volume for storing a copy of data stored in the first volume. The computer system stores copy configuration information including correspondence between the first... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090063594 - Computer system memory management: The number of CPU cycles required to reclaim object memory space in a memory management process is reduced by using a two phase approach. A data structure exists for each object that is to be loaded into object memory space. One part of the data structure is the object definition.... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090063595 - Method and apparatus for updating references to objects in a garbage collection operation: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer-implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for updating references to objects. The process identifies a set of references associated with a set of live objects at a garbage collection safe point in response to detecting the garbage collection safe point. The set... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PCPrevious industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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