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Data processing: database and file management or data structures June invention type 06/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090164408 - Method, system and computer program for managing delivery of online content: A method for delivering online content is provided including the steps of (a) providing access to online content including a plurality of data objects; (b) obtaining information regarding the relevance of and/or likelihood of interest in the data objects by searching for online social engagement with the data objects by... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP
20090164409 - Selective extraction of information from a mirrored image file: An embodiment of the invention provides a method to extract selected information from an image file selectively without requiring the user to restore, on the destination storage server, the image file which has the data for a file system. The selected information can be, for example, contents of a file,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090164416 - Adaptive data classification for data mining: A method and system for adaptive classification during information retrieval from unstructured data are provided. The method includes receiving input from a user defining a classification. A sample set of unstructured data based on the user defined classification defined is determined. The sample set of unstructured data is analyzed to... Agent: Aloke Guha
20090164413 - Generic table structure to xml structure mapping: A method of mapping data to a tag based mark up language such as XML includes receiving a table of data from a source service in a format specific to the source service. A table header is read from the received table of data that includes a data schema specific... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20090164415 - Method and system for managing database: A method and system for managing database is disclosed, which is capable of simultaneously performing a data selection procedure and a data click-count update procedure when specific data is selected, the method comprising receiving and analyzing a query in which both a fetch request for a record included in a... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090164411 - Methods and apparatus for computing graph similarity via sequence similarity: This disclosure describes systems and methods for identifying and correcting anomalies in web graphs. A web graph is transformed into a sequence of tokens via a walk algorithm. The sequence is fingerprinted to form a set of shingles. The singles are compared to shingles for other web graphs in order... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090164412 - Multiple result sets generated from single pass through a dataspace: A method, apparatus and program product are provided for performing a query of a database. A database query is received, which includes first and second operations respectively configured to generate first and second disjoint results sets from a dataspace. The database query is analyzed to identify a set of attributes... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20090164414 - Query response service for business objects: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for a query response service for business objects. In general, data characterizing a request to perform a query on multiple instances of a business object may be received, where the query includes selection criteria for multiple attributes across multiple nodes for each of... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090164410 - System and method for improving information retrieval from a database: The present invention relates to a method and system for improving information retrieval from a database. In one aspect, the invention provides a method for implementing a database. The method includes the steps of providing at least one set of linked entities which contain a plurality of entities, and each... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20090164417 - Topical sentiments in electronically stored communications: The present application presents methods for performing topical sentiment analysis on electronically stored communications employing fusion of polarity and topicality. The present application also provides methods for utilizing shallow NLP techniques to determine the polarity of an expression. The present application also provides a method for tuning a domain-specific polarity... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090164431 - Analysis, inference, and visualization of social networks: A method and system for automated generation of social networks. A graphical user interface receives a user query for an entity of interest, and outputs a graphical network showing entities and associations related to the entity of interest. A search engine interface transmits the query to a search engine, and... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090164439 - Apparatus, system, and method for organizing information by time and place: An apparatus and method for capturing and organizing information spatio-temporally utilizes a standardized time reference and geographical locations to associate a time and a place to each event that is captured. These events are placed in a coordinate system according to the associated times and places. The apparatus and method... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090164427 - Automated forensic document signatures: Methods and systems are provided for a proactive approach for computer forensic investigations. The invention allows organizations anticipating the need for forensic analysis to prepare in advance. Digital representations are generated proactively for a specified target. A digital representation is a digest of the content of the target. Digital representations... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090164434 - Data search apparatus and data search method: A data search apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains a content and a first metadata corresponding to the content and including at least a search key indicating an object of the content; a feature amount computing unit that computes a feature amount indicating a feature of the content from... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090164438 - Managing and conducting on-line scholarly journal clubs: Presented are embodiments for the creation and management of online scholarly journal clubs, as well as for facilitating the proceedings of the clubs. In one general embodiment, a journal club server receives bibliographic entries from a user. These received bibliographic entries are stored in a database. An identifier is assigned... Agent: Lyon & Harr, LLP
20090164436 - Medical image information management system and program product: The present invention provides a medical image information management system and a program product which allow generating a list containing the information on the medical images such as a work list, with a better workability. The medical image information management system for managing the information on the medical images includes... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090164423 - Method and apparatus for extracting data from a data store: A method includes defining a general query for extracting data from at least one data store operable to store workpiece data associated with the processing of workpieces in a manufacturing system. The general query specifies at least one ambiguous parameter having a plurality of potential values. Metadata associated with the... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090164420 - Method and system for comparing populations of entities to make predictions about business locations: A method and system including software makes predictions about potential business locations. The method includes the steps of providing heterogeneous data including a spatial component, extracting entities from the heterogeneous data, clustering the entities, and making a prediction about the business location using the clustered entities. Entities preferably include stores,... Agent: Kevin H. Fortin
20090164433 - Method and system for managing search results in a communication network: The present invention provides a method for managing persistent search query in a communication network (100). The method includes sending (304) a persistent search query from a communication device (102) to a network device (104). The persistent search query includes a search criteria, a set of result delivery parameters, and... Agent: Motorola Inc
20090164437 - Method for dynamic updating of an index, and a search engine implementing the same: In a method for a dynamic updating of an index of a search engine, wherein the index is an inverted index comprising a dictionary, a posting file with a posting list for each keyword of the index and a database log, the documents are inserted in the index in small... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090164435 - Methods and systems for quantum search, computation and memory: A system for performing multi-dimensional quantum search, quantum computation, quantum memory, quantum storage, and quantum retrieval includes a structure and method for: enabling components and systems for quantum search, and more particularly to improved local and remote quantum computing and search components and systems; quantum memory component and systems; quantum... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090164424 - Object-oriented twig query evaluation: A computer-implemented method for searching a corpus of documents includes defining a query as a twig including a root annotation operator having an associated tag specifying a span and having an associated expression indicative of one or more terms whose occurrence within the span will satisfy the query. An object... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090164421 - Personal inventory manager: A device retrieves information associated with personal inventory from a personal inventory database, and provides for display of an input personal inventory option, a search personal inventory option, and a search loaned personal inventory option based on the retrieved personal inventory information. The device further receives selection of one of... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090164422 - Purchase trending manager: A device retrieves information associated with purchases from a purchase database, and provides for display of a last purchase option, a sort purchases option, and a lowest cost option based on the purchase information. The device further receives selection of one of the last purchase option, the sort purchases option,... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090164440 - Quick filename lookup using name hash: File system methods and systems enabling efficient detection that a filename exists, by executing a hash function on the file name to reduce the overall computational complexity of determining that a directory entry might match the target filename, prior to performing the string comparison to determine the entry does match... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090164418 - Retrieval system and method of searching information in the internet: A retrieval system and a method of searching of information in the Internet are proposed. The algorithm of allocation of information about Web sites in the database of retrieval system and the algorithm of searching information are based on the Global Classification of Information in the Internet, which comprises all... Agent: Dr. Pulnikova Valentina
20090164426 - Search engine platform: Systems and methods to perform efficient searching for web content using a search engine are provided. In an illustrative implementation, a computing environment comprises a search engine computing application having an essential pages module operative to execute one or more selected selection algorithms to select content from a cooperating data... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090164428 - Self-learning data lenses: A semantic conversion system (1900) includes a self-learning tool (1902). The self-learning tool (1902) receives input files from legacy data systems (1904). The self-learning tool (1902) includes a conversion processor (1914) that can calculate probabilities associated with candidate conversion terms so as to select an appropriate conversion term. The self-learning... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20090164430 - System and method for acquiring contact information: An exemplary method for acquiring contact information in an electronic device is disclosed. The method is for generating a plurality E-mail index of all E-mail addresses stored in the electronic device, and inserting the E-mail index into a generated E-mail index list. When the electronic device receives an E-mail from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090164425 - System and method for crawl ordering by search impact: An improved system and method for crawl ordering of a web crawler by impact upon search results of a search engine is provided. Content-independent features of uncrawled web pages may be obtained, and the impact of uncrawled web pages may be estimated for queries of a workload using the content-independent... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090164432 - System and method for generating a product report: A method for generating a product report is provided. The method set columns for different product reports and attributes of each of the columns. A control object for each of the columns is generated according to the attributes of each of the columns. The method further searches product data of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090164429 - Tunersphere: Methods and systems are provided for identifying one or more media items played within a geographic area selected by a user. In one embodiment, a media service tracks play histories for a number of users registered with the media service, where each play history identifies media items played by the... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct
20090164419 - Video quality measures: A query including one or more keywords is received from a client device, and a content item (e.g., an advertisement) relevant to the one or more keywords is identified. A video is selected from one or more videos associated with the content item, the selection based on the one or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090164441 - Method and apparatus for searching using an active ontology: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for searching using an active ontology. One embodiment of a method for searching a database includes receiving a search string, where the search string comprises one or more words, generating a semantic representation of the search string in accordance with... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP Sri International
20090164452 - Apparatus and mehtod for personalization engine: An apparatus and a method for a personalization engine for providing a user preference matching score for a media content item. Any of a plurality of media processing applications can submit a request including identification of the media content item and associated meta-data, and receive in response the user preference... Agent: Vincent Patent Agency
20090164447 - Content searching for portals having secure content: Searching content of a portal comprising a plurality of portal content elements, at least one of which is a secure portal content element. Each secure portal content element is associated with a unique identifier. Search parameters and credentials are received from a user, and a preliminary result set satisfying the... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090164459 - Contiguous location-based user networks: A system and method are provided for creating location-based user networks. In general, a proximity group including a number of users is identified. Each user in the proximity group is within a proximate area of at least one other user in the proximity group and has an area of interest.... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct
20090164443 - Database performance mining: A system, method and program product for analyzing performance of a system comprised of a database and its related operating environment. A system is provided that includes: a set of monitoring tools for monitoring event data from a database application and from an operating environment running the database application; a... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090164463 - Destination input systems, methods, and programs: Destination input devices, methods, and programs that store a plurality of destination data items and a plurality of related terms related to the destination data items, a plurality of generic names associated with each of the related terms. The devices, methods, and programs select at least one of the destination... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090164462 - Device and a method for annotating content: A device and a method for annotating content is provided. The device may comprise a means to analyse the content (150) and generate a first output (205) based upon the analysis of the content, a means to generate an annotation request (230), a means to communicate (130), the means to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090164460 - Digital television video program providing system, digital television, and control method for the same: Disclosed are a digital television video program providing system, a digital television, and a control method for the same. The digital television video program providing system includes a video analyzing unit for extracting search terms from information data associated with a played video, a search keyword extracting unit for selecting... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090164456 - Expanding a query to include terms associated through visual content: A method for expanding a query to include additional terms associated through visual content is provided. A bipartite graph is constructed based on a database of visual content and associated textual content. One partition of the bipartite graph contains visual content and the other partition of the bipartite graph contains... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090164457 - Information collection, filtering and distribution method and system: A method and a corresponding system for collecting, filtering and distribution of electronic information comprising the following steps: collecting information items from information channels of different types, filtering the information items according to filtering specifications, assigning the filtered information items to information queues and supplying the information queues to information... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090164442 - Interactive hybrid recommender system: A hybrid recommender system, in which the initial stereotype is manually defined by an expert and an affinity vector of stereotypes relating to each specific user who registers onto the system, is created to define a specific profile for each user. Recommendations for a specific user are generated according to... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.
20090164464 - Matching process system and method: A method for profile matching includes receiving a plurality of user profiles, each user profile comprising traits of a respective user. The method includes receiving a preference indication for a first user profile of the plurality of user profiles. The method also includes determining a potential match user profile of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090164444 - Method of web ad monetization beyond search engine: A method and system are provided for web ad monetization beyond a search engine. In one example, a method is provided for passing search intent to a publisher web server is provided. The method includes receiving a search query from a consumer, calculating relevant search results based on the search... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090164458 - Methods and systems employing a cohort-linked avatar: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out obtaining at least one item description; determining an indication of fit between at least one aspect of the item description and at least one cohort-linked avatar; and transmitting the indication of fit to at least one... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090164461 - Relevant element searching apparatus and computer readable medium: A relevant element searching apparatus includes: an acquiring unit that obtains a plurality of data elements; a first producing unit that produces characteristic amount data of each of the data elements; a first classifying unit that classifies the data elements into one or more clusters on the basis of the... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090164449 - Search techniques for chat content: Methods and apparatus are described for generating a searchable body of data representing a plurality of communications, and for facilitating searching of such a body of data.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20090164451 - Syndicating humor: A method and apparatus for altering a page presenting search results is provided. The query dispatcher receives one or more query terms. Based on the query terms, the search engine generates a set of search results and advertisements. A parallel search dispatched by entertainment rating and selection engine generates a... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090164448 - System and method for generating dynamically filtered content results, including for audio and/or video channels: A system and method for allowing a user to more effectively generate focused content results, including audio and/or video content. Content is dynamically filtered to generate content results in response to initial filtering settings or characteristics. The content results are provided to a user. Once the user finds and selects... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct
20090164455 - System and method for performing unicode matching: System and method for performing Unicode matching for comparing and merging similar data objects having Unicode strings that are equivalent yet not exact matches. Unicode characters are characterized by number of strokes, stroke order, radicals, geometry, phonemes in association with input method editor and keyboard characteristics such as location of... Agent: Sap_dlg
20090164453 - System and method for providing real-time search results on merchandise: A search suggestion system and method for a product/service database which provides an improved, bifurcated search result search result algorithm. A vectored index of a product/service database is first generated. As a search query is typed, the letters/words are processed through a lexographical matching module, compared to the index, and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090164454 - System and method for searching venues based on similarity values: A method, system and computer program product for searching for a venue based on a similarity value is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving one or more selected attributes. The method further includes receiving one or more attribute-specific optional factor values and one or more venue-specific optional factor... Agent: Michael A. Rahman
20090164445 - System and method to perform bulk operation database cleanup: A system and method to efficiently perform database cleanup. Database objects are initially grouped based on selected attributes. The groups may be filtered to identify erroneous data within the group. Structure query language statements are then dynamically generated to directly correct the erroneous data within the database.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090164450 - Systems and methods of ranking attention: The disclosure describes systems and methods of ranking user interest in physical entities based on the attention given to those entities as determined by an analysis of communications from devices over multiple communication channels. The attention ranking systems allow any “Who, What, When, Where” entity to be defined and ranked... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090164446 - User feedback for search engine boosting: A system, method and program product for that utilizes user feedback as a boosting mechanism for closed loop content space search processes, such as site-specific web search engines. A search engine is disclosed that includes: a system for searching a database of content items such as web pages; a data... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090164465 - Image search system, image search apparatus, and computer readable medium: An image search system includes: a storage that stores a plurality of images; a first identification unit that identifies a deteriorated status of a key image used for a search; and a search processing unit that searches the images stored in the storage for a target image corresponding to the... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090164466 - Health advisor: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing health and diet advice. A user may establish a user profile that may include information relating to the user's health and nutritional needs. The user may visit a restaurant or other food service location and may be presented with a menu that includes... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 005222
20090164467 - Ice recognition function to override mobile device lock code: An apparatus includes a data processor; a user interface; and a memory that stores data representing a contacts database. The contacts database contains a plurality of entries, where each entry has a plurality of fields including at least a name field and a contact field storing information indicating how an... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090164468 - System for controlling concurrent access to data in a database system: A system for controlling concurrency of access to data in a database system is provided. The system includes receiving a lock request for access to data in the database system, in which the lock request is a request for a page lock or a row lock for a corresponding row... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090164469 - Abducing assertion to support access query: Logical abduction is used to derive the premises that support an access query. In a logic-based access-control system, a query, as to one or more principals' right to access one or more resources, is a statement that can be either true or false. The statement evaluates to true if the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090164470 - System for providing session-based network privacy, private, persistent storage, and discretionary access control for sharing private data: The invention provides secure and private communication over a network, as well as persistent private storage and private access control to the stored information, which is accomplished by imposing mechanisms that separate a user's actions from their identity. The system provides (i) anonymous network browsing, in which event the anonymity... Agent: Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
20090164471 - Managing distributed data: A method, system and computer program product for managing distributed data is presented. A first datum, which is represented in an upper tier of a data tree, is received from a client computer by a first upper tier partition server. The first upper tier partition server is part of a... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090164472 - Method and system to optimize efficiency when managing lists of untrusted network sites: A computer readable storage medium including a set of instructions executable by a processor, the set of instructions operable to determine if a network location included in a request to connect to the network location, is included in a first list of untrusted network locations stored on the client computer... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Fkm
20090164477 - Method of electronic sales lead verification: A method and system are disclosed that enable a party to verify that a specific web-form was the source of the information by comparing the information captured by a verification-agent with the information the agent receives directly or indirectly from the party hosting tie web-form. In one embodiment, the method... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090164474 - Methods and systems for consolidating medical information: Methods and systems for enabling data communication from an image archiving system and a data storage/index/retrieving system.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090164475 - Social networking on a website with topic-based data sharing: The client software implements a novel mesh-based, self-healing peer-to-peer protocol for sharing both topic indexes and the indexed data, according to the user's selections. The social network's servers use the index to automatically generate an attractively individualized user profile page. The interface of the social network's website works in conjunction... Agent: William M. Pottenger
20090164476 - System and method of penalty data compilation, analysis and report generation: The present invention relates generally to a system and method for reviewing and evaluating performance. In particular, the present invention relates to a system and method for reviewing and evaluating performances of an official or group of officials at an event or events. Even more specifically, according to embodiments of... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090164473 - Vehicle infotainment system with virtual personalization settings: The personalized content system of the system combines a summary music identification value creation and identification algorithm that represents a mathematical summary music identification of a song, an audio file, or other relational music criteria and data (e.g. title, artist, genre, style, beats per minute, etc.) or any combination thereof.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20090164486 - Business intelligence data extraction on demand: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for business intelligence data extraction on demand. In general, a first request is sent from a first system to a second system for a query of a data structure to include indications of updates at the second system to data at both the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090164484 - Comment filters for real-time multimedia broadcast sessions: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to filtering comments presented to users in connection with multimedia content, such as video and audio content. In a particular implementation, there are two types of users of this system. A writer comments on sections of a real-time multimedia stream, while readers or viewers observe... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090164487 - Data management method using a table, and related storage device, storage medium and program: The objective of the present invention is to manage reference movies using an index file, without causing the user to be perplexed the reference movies are generated because of, for instance, the upper limit of the file size. The index file manages sets of information regarding the files being managed.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090164488 - Handling restriction information management system, handling restriction information management method, recording medium, and computer data signal embedded in carrier wave: A handling restriction information management system which includes a document management apparatus which manages a document, and a document handling apparatus which acquires and handles the document managed by the document management apparatus, in which the document management apparatus includes a handling restriction information management section which, in correspondence with... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090164489 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: Automatic sorting reflecting a user's intention is performed without prompting the user to perform a complicated sorting criterion setting operation. Images are sorted into groups in accordance with user's sorting operations. For each group, statistics of feature values of the sorted images are calculated. On the basis of the result... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090164490 - Maintenance assistance and control system method and apparatus: There is provided a method and an apparatus for providing assistance and control in respect of maintenance operations that are based on electronic technical documentation prescribing a set of discrete electronic maintenance instructions (“EMIs”). The EMIs are connected to one another according to a predefined hierarchy and predefined order. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090164479 - Method and system for li-based robust distribution clustering of multinomial distributions: A workforce analysis method for solving L1-based clustering problem of multinomial distributions of workforce data includes acquiring workforce allocation data, arranging the workforce allocation data in sets of fraction data with respect to the L1 distances, clustering the sets of fraction data t corresponding set of cluster centers, or L1... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090164482 - Methods and systems for optimizing projection of events: Systems and methods for optimizing the projection of events are set forth in this disclosure. More specifically, systems and methods for projecting event data from one or more containers are set forth in this disclosure.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090164480 - Methods, apparatus and computer program product for altering device functionality: A method, apparatus, system and computer program product are provided which permit the functionality of a device to be adapted or otherwise altered without requiring the device to be completely reprogrammed. In this regard, attributes which at least partially define the functionality of the device may be changed or supplemented... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090164481 - Multimedia portal: A system receives, from a first user, a communication request for a second user and determines, in response to receiving the communication request, whether a trigger is satisfied. The system may aggregate, in response to determining that the trigger is satisfied, content of different types to form multimedia content and... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090164478 - Relations in fuzzing data: A test tool is provided for testing a software component. The tool receives data structured and formatted for processing by the software component. The structured data might conform to a schema defining valid inputs that the software component is able to parse/process. The test tool selects a discrete part of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090164483 - Security event update protocol: Methods and computer-readable mediums are provided. For example, in one method a request is initiated for a security event update. Thereafter, a last received event identification (“LREI”) for at least one event type is retrieved from memory and inserted a security event update request. The request is transmitted as a... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090164485 - Technique for finding rest resources using an n-ary tree structure navigated using a collision free progressive hash: The present invention discloses a data structure which, given an identifier for a Representational State Transfer (REST) resource, can rapidly yield a configured target and simultaneously yield all configured pattern based rules and constraints for the target. The disclosed data structure is a tree structure including nodes for URL portions.... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw
20090164493 - Apparatus and methods for editing content on a wireless device: Apparatus and methods for enhanced editing comprise displaying content comprising data items and a cursor having a position. The apparatus and method further include applying a predetermined aggregation rule to the displayed data items to generate a list of one or more data aggregations. Additionally, the apparatus and methods include... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090164492 - Auditing tool for a legacy software modernization system: A database modernization auditing system and method is disclosed. One embodiment comprises a method for loading a legacy data object, transforming the legacy data object into a modern data object according to a rule set, wherein transforming the legacy data object into the modern data object further includes abstracting at... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20090164491 - Data modernization system for legacy software: A database modernization system and method is disclosed. One example embodiment comprises a method for receiving a record stored as a source physical data model, parsing the source physical data model into a source logical data model, wherein the source logical data model includes semantic information from the record, transforming... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20090164494 - Embedding metadata with displayable content and applications thereof: The present invention relates to embedding metadata with user interface messages. One method embodiment includes: encoding the metadata into a sequence of non-displayable characters; combining the displayable data and the sequence of non-displayable characters; and sending the combined displayable data and sequence of non-displayable characters to a client for display.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20090164499 - Creating policy rules and associated policy rule components: A method and information processing system manage policy elements in an information processing system. At least one policy element (110) from a plurality of policy elements stored in at least one policy repository (108) is retrieved. The plurality of policy elements includes at least one of a plurality of reusable... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090164501 - E-matching for smt solvers: Embodiments are introduced which provide for creation of an E-matching code tree index which works on E-graphs to make E-matching more efficient. Use of the E-matching code tree allows performing matching of several patterns simultaneously. Embodiments are also described which provide for the generation of inverted path indexes. An inverted... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090164497 - Generic archiving of enterprise service oriented architecture data: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for generic archiving of enterprise service oriented architecture data. In general, an identification of an instance of a business object to archive is received. Information defining the business object is retrieved. A schema for the type definition and a definition of the instances... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090164496 - Integrated governance and version audit logging: A server auditing process that stores only a single up-to-date data record along with the differences relative to previous changes in the record that allow the user to move “backward in time” to recreate previous values. The auditing feature introduces a baseline database table and a difference database table for... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090164507 - Legal document generating system: A system and method for generating divorce proceedings or other paperwork. The system includes a server computer system and a user computer system coupled to a network. The server computer system includes a memory that stores location-based divorce proceeding rules, and a processor with a graphical user interface component. The... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090164504 - Look ahead of links/alter links: A computationally-implemented method comprising retrieving at least a portion of data from a data source, determining an effect of the data, determining an acceptability of the effect of the data at least in part via a virtual machine representation of at least a part of a real machine having one... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090164509 - Method and system using prefetching history to improve data prefetching performance: Computer implemented method, system and computer program product for prefetching data in a data processing system. A computer implemented method for prefetching data in a data processing system includes generating attribute information of prior data streams by associating attributes of each prior data stream with a storage access instruction which... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090164505 - Method for generating an electonically storable digital map: m
20090164503 - Methods and systems for specifying a media content-linked population cohort: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out identifying at least one instance of media content as a prospective cohort-linked attribute; presenting to at least one member of a population the at least one instance of media content; measuring at least one physiologic activity... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090164495 - Network device information collection and analysis: Method and system for collecting network device information is provided. A meta-meta model structure is used by a plurality of collectors that collect information from a plurality of network devices. The meta-meta model identifies a network protocol that is used for data collection, identifies the type of information that is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090164508 - Reporting model generation within a multidimensional enterprise software system: Techniques are described for automatically generating a reporting model based on a relational database storing multidimensional data in accordance with a relational database schema. A model generator may, for example, produce a base reporting model from the database schema, and subsequently generate a user reporting model by importing the base... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.
20090164506 - System and method for content-based email authentication: One embodiment of a system for content-based email authentication includes an email server configured to receive an email from a client, a content identifier generator configured to generate content identifiers for an email by applying a hash algorithm to content of the email, the email server further configured to append... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department
20090164498 - System and method for creating relationship visualizations in a networked system: A computer-implemented system and method for creating relationship visualizations in a networked system are disclosed. The apparatus in an example embodiment includes a relationship visualization generator configured to obtain information related to the status of a relationship associated with a subject entity; create a relationship visualization defining the status of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090164500 - System for providing a configurable adaptor for mediating systems: A system is described for providing a configurable adaptor for mediating systems. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store an interaction item, a data mapping, data schemas and binary representations of the data schemas. The interface may communicate with a first system,... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090164502 - Systems and methods of universal resource locator normalization: Disclosed herein are method, systems and architectures for normalizing identifiers corresponding to resources using normalization rules that can be generalized for use with different resources. By way of a non-limiting example, an identifier can be a uniform resource locator (URL), and a normalization rule can be used to normalize URLs... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090164510 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for accessing a multi-format data object: A method for accessing a multi-format data object stored on a computer readable storage medium is provided. The method includes receiving a request to read a markup language (ML) document stored in a text format section of the multi-format data object. The method further includes locating a binary format section... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20090164511 - System for representing and recreating object dependencies from one database system to another: A system for recreating a plurality of database dependencies of objects from one database to another is disclosed. The system comprises categorizing the dependencies based upon at least one base object and formalizing the relationships of the dependencies based upon the categorization. The system includes determining the order of recreating... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090164517 - Automated forensic document signatures: Methods and systems are provided for a proactive approach for computer forensic investigations. The invention allows organizations anticipating the need for forensic analysis to prepare in advance. Digital signatures are generated proactively for a specified target. The digital signature represents a digest of the content of the target, and can... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090164518 - Avatars in a virtual world: Methods and systems for proving improved avatars in a virtual world are described. Real life transaction data is parsed to identify transactions which relate to users of a virtual world and then details of identified transactions are mapped to attributes in the virtual world. This enables the avatar or environment... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20090164522 - Computer forensics, e-discovery and incident response methods and systems: Systems and methods for collection of volatile forensic data from active systems are described. In an embodiment of the methods, a selected set of forensics data items can be selected. Runtime code capable of launching data collection modules from a removable storage device with little or no user input is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090164520 - Deemed export - technology transfer manager: In order to comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of a “deemed export” and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of a “technology transfer,” the present invention provides a visible database tracking immigration status and product technology access from the time of potential hire until termination of an... Agent: Michelle Schulz
20090164519 - Handling, management and creation of ice contacts: A method includes receiving input at a user equipment that designates a particular entity recorded in a user equipment contacts database as being an entity to be contacted in case of an emergency and setting an indication in a first field of a corresponding contacts database entry, where the first... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090164513 - Method and apparatus for mapping encrypted and decrypted data via key management system: A data processing system having a host computer including a key manager, a control unit connected to the host computer, a data storage unit (such as a tape drive) controlled by the control unit, and data storage medium for storing data thereon to be written to or read from by... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Richard Lau
20090164512 - Method and computer program product for managing media items: A method and computer program product for managing media items, the method includes: clustering media items to media item groups and assigning a semantic event descriptor to each media item group in response to capture time of multiple media items, capture locations of multiple media items, event scheduling information and... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090164515 - Method and system for bit streaming for data centric applications: The present invention utilizes the main Java package (javax.jcr.binary) for saving the node property path and other relevant retrieving information within the serialized XML node files so that the intended large binary data remains inside the content repository while the corresponding node is being serialized. A data centric application which... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090164516 - Method and system for generating media recommendations in a distributed environment based on tagging play history information with location information: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for generating media recommendations in a media recommendation network. Aspects of the method and system include receiving by a server a plurality of play histories of media items from a plurality of users of devices, wherein at least a portion of the media... Agent: Strategic Patent Group, P.C.
20090164521 - Method and system for integrating multiple authoring applications in a collaborative environment: A collaborative authoring system and method is disclosed. An integration platform having a backbone layer and an integration layer is used to enable collaborative authoring of data between multiple authoring applications. When a request for a data object is received at the integration platform from an authoring application, it is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090164514 - Method and system for populating a content repository for an internet radio service based on a recommendation network: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for populating the content repository of the media service based on real-time media recommendation network comprising a plurality of peer devices. Aspects of the method and system include receiving by a server a recommendation from one of the plurality of peer devices for... Agent: Strategic Patent Group, P.C.
20090164523 - System and method for sending messages: A computer-based method for sending messages is provided. The method comprises receiving one or more messages to be sent and predetermined parameters for sending the one or more messages, and saving the messages that have predetermined the sending time into a postponing table of a database. The method further comprises... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090164525 - Online recovery of user tables using flashback table: A method and apparatus for updating databases are disclosed. In response to a flashback request, a database object is restored to a state as of a specified flashback time. The changes introduced into the database object are reversed in a sequence starting with a change introduced into the database object... Agent: Oracle International Corporation C/o VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090164524 - Shadow-page deferred-update recovery technique integrating shadow page and deferred update techniques in a storage system: Disclosed herein is a recovery method in a storage system that integrates shadow page and deferred update techniques. In our invention, for update operations that occur during a transaction, update of a page in the buffer is not immediately reflected to the database, but is deferred until the transaction is... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein
20090164526 - Content edit apparatus and content verification apparatus: This invention allows verifying whether or not an original image content has been altered, to specify all edit processes applied to the original image content, and to hold the edited content. To this end, upon inputting a digital content file to be edited, first verification data included in that file... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090164530 - Concurrently backing up data from multiple backup servers in a backup storage tier: Various embodiments of a system and method for backing up data from a plurality of backup server computers in a first backup storage tier to a backup server computer in a second backup storage tier are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the method, a group of backup data sources... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090164527 - Creating and utilizing network restore points: The creation and utilization of network restore points is provided by a schema associated with a structured data set that can be conveniently backed up by periodically taking snapshots of the structured data to establish a series of restore points that can be used in the event that the primary... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090164529 - Efficient backup of a file system volume to an online server: Various embodiments of a system and method for performing a backup operation to backup a volume formatted according to a particular file system to an online server computer system are disclosed. Backing up the volume may include backing up both the data files and the file system metadata of the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090164528 - Information handling system personalization: Information handling system (IHS) personalization includes receiving a request for a replacement IHS. A plurality of customer IHS data is then collected. The plurality of customer IHS data is transferred to the replacement IHS during the manufacture of the replacement IHS. The replacement IHS is then provided to a user... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090164533 - Method of managing workloads and associated distributed processing system: Various embodiments enable a server system to receive a request to store data, select various distributed devices to store the data, and then send the data to the selected distributed devices. In one embodiment, a method may include: receiving a request to store back-up data on a distributed processing system... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps
20090164531 - Remote copy system, remote environment setting method, and data restore method: The input of a prescribed type information element is received from an operator via an operator interface. A first storage system outputs a first type information element required to construct a remote copy environment. A second storage system inputs second setting information, which comprises first type information elements and prescribed... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20090164532 - System and method for archiving objects in an information store: The invention relates generally to archiving data items in an information store. More particularly, the invention provides a computerized method for identifying, in a first information store, a first data item satisfying retention criteria; copying the first data item to a second information store; creating, in the first information store,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090164539 - Contiguous file allocation in an extensible file system: Disclosed is a method for creating and reading a contiguous file in an extensible file system. During the creation of a file on the storage media, the file system format check the bitmap to determine if there are areas of free space on the media that would permit the storage... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090164538 - Data storage apparatus and initialization method thereof: A data storage apparatus comprises a USB connector, a USB control circuit, a flash controller, and a flash memory. After the process of formatting the data storage apparatus by a host device, the flash controller forcibly rewrites FAT number data recorded in a bios parameter block area from ‘2’ to... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20090164535 - Disk seek optimized file system: A disk-seek optimized file system is provided that may be advantageously deployed in a computer system that supports simultaneous Digital Video Recorder (DVR) functionality and user interaction, such as recording several television (TV) shows while simultaneously supporting a video game played by a user. A computing device hard drive is... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20090164537 - Method for storing file paths and file names: A computer-implemented method for storing file paths and file names is disclosed. The method includes creating a path table, creating a file table, receiving a file ID sent from an application, and obtaining a file name, a length of the file name, and a directory ID corresponding to the file... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090164534 - System and method to derive high level file system information by passively monitoring low level operations on a fat file system: A method (and corresponding system and computer program product) detects modified files and/or directories in a storage device. The method builds a file-sector coordination table for files in the storage device before relinquishing access control of the storage device to a host computer. The method passively monitors write transactions in... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090164536 - Using the lun type for storage allocation: In an embodiment of the invention, an apparatus uses a LUN (logical unit number) data type for storage allocation. The apparatus includes a storage appliance that specifies a LUN data type for a LUN. The storage appliance then allocates data blocks in the LUN based on the LUN data type.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090157594 - Combined feature creation to increase data mining signal in hybrid datasets: Embodiments of the invention may be used to produce a data mining signal by generating hybrid dataset representing data related to tools used during a semiconductor fabrication process. By selectively combining similar processes, the data mining signal strength of each tool used to perform the steps of the fabrication process... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090157595 - Metadata retrieval for multi-function devices: Systems and methods are provided for retrieving metadata relating to a multi-function device. In some embodiments, metadata is retrieved using a plurality of identifiers (e.g., hardware identifiers each identifying at least one function performed by the device) received from the device. The plurality of identifiers are arranged into a sequence,... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090157592 - Method and system for distributed bulk matching and loading: A method for matching bulk data, involving receiving a plurality of input records, performing block distribution on the plurality of input records to obtain a plurality of block records, wherein performing block distribution comprises distributing the plurality of input records to a first plurality of containers, performing concurrent matching operations... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun
20090157591 - Methods for requesting specific content and delivering specific content based upon interests of multiple participants: Systems and methods for connecting two or more individuals through an internet web portal based on their mutual interests, allowing one participant to request specific content from another participant in the form of video, audio, text or image formats. This request content method allows for specific content to be exchanged... Agent: Bethany Kennedy Scanlon
20090157593 - System and method for disambiguating non-unique identifiers using information obtained from disparate communication channels: The disclosure describes systems and methods for disambiguating a non-unique identifiers of real world entities (RWEs) detected by a computing network by dynamically identifying relationships between RWEs known to the network. The relationships are determined based on social, spatial, temporal and logical information known about the RWEs based on the... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090157596 - System for converting message data into relational table format: The present invention is directed to a system and computer readable medium for converting messaging data into a relational table format in a database system, wherein the messaging data is within a messaging system. Through aspects of the system and computer readable medium of the present invention, the table function... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090157600 - Federated pagination management: A method of processing a plurality of instances in a federated deployment of SOA applications can include the steps of receiving a transaction request to retrieve data, the request specifying retrieving the data stored according to range of indices of the federated deployment, processing each of the instances in a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl
20090157602 - Information processing apparatus and control method therefor: This invention provides an information processing apparatus which shortens the memory access time and reduces the cost while ensuring data reliability. To accomplish this, the information processing apparatus shifts each write start timing so that data to be written in at least one memory is not influenced by noise during... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090157601 - Method and system for indexing and searching high-dimensional data using signature file: Provided are a content-based searching method and system for multimedia objects using a high-dimensional feature vector data based on a 2-level signature. The method for searching the high-dimensional data using a signature file includes calculating a first-level query signature and a second-level query signature by using the query feature vector,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090157603 - Method for improving security in distribution of electronic documents: In the distribution of electronic documents within an organization or across the perimeter of the organization, security is an important issue as the documents may be sensitive to a larger and a smaller degree. The distribution specifically takes place between individual persons and groups of persons either within or outside... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090157597 - Reduction of annotations to extract structured web data: Document, such as web pages of a domain, are annotated to facilitate extracting structured information from the documents. The documents are clustered. Each cluster is such that the documents within that cluster are similar to each other at least with respect to a first threshold, such as according to a... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090157599 - Segmentation of search topics in query logs: A system and method are disclosed for identifying the tasks that a user is attempting to perform when submitting a series of search queries. A task may be categorized hierarchically into a mission and a goal in order to classify a series of queries and determine the user's intent. The... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090157598 - Systems and processes for evaluating database complexities: A database may be evaluated to determine the complexity of the database. Metadata associated with a database may be retrieved and database information may be identified from the retrieved metadata. Database information may include, for example, a number of tables, a number of attributes of a table, a number of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090157609 - Analyzing images to derive supplemental web page layout characteristics: Methods and apparatus for automatically and dynamically constructing a web page having one or more images as the web page's major component are provided. The image(s) are analyzed based on a first set of rules to determine at least one relevant attribute, such as a relevant color. At least one... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090157632 - Communication device and method of controlling operation of communication device: A communication device and method of controlling an operation of a communication device are provided, by which an application can be efficiently selected according to location information. The communication device includes a wireless communication unit for determining a location using received information, a controller for generating location information based on... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090157614 - Community metadata dictionary: In one embodiment, a method of controlling data translation between communities can include: receiving data from a first community in a second community, where the data has a tag associated therewith; searching a metadata dictionary in the second community for an entry corresponding to the tag; translating the received data... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20090157613 - Creating a travel community: A user may be matched to a community or another user based on travel information such as destination, route, time to arrival and the like. Thus, a user traveling to a destination may be able to communicate with or meet other users traveling to the same destination. Other information may... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090157636 - Data model and applications: Systems and methods relating to a data model are described. The data model includes aspects of both static and dynamic data structures. In a typical implementation the dynamic data structures are used to store information whose organization and values may change responsive to the values of other data stored in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090157631 - Database search enhancements: The invention provides database search enhancements, including Real-Time Search Visualization, Taxonomic Modeling of the Internet, Segment Modeling of the Internet, Lexicon Modeling of Search Terms, Dynamic Advertising Property Generator, and Quintuple-Tier Relevancy (5TR).... Agent: Steven Thrasher
20090157618 - Entity networking system using displayed information for exploring connectedness of selected entities: A framework and methodology providing for navigation of the connectedness of selected entities of a plurality of entities adapted for display on a user interface. The system and method can comprise a receipt module for receiving a first search request for determining a secondary entity of said plurality of entities... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo
20090157622 - Filtering event logs for medical devices by a parameter: Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090157639 - Framework for dynamic analysis of varying structured data using multiple analysis techniques: The present invention provides for methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture directed to dynamically generating input to an analysis environment. Varying input data is linked with analysis routines by provision of a well defined but general purpose input structure for selected data, which is used as input to analysis routines.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090157634 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device includes an obtaining unit to obtain two pieces of information that are targets for searching for connections; a connection searching unit to use an action model wherein the manner of obtaining, from input information, obtain related information that relates to the input information is modeled, and... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090157605 - Method and apparatus for managing files: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for managing files, in particular to a method and apparatus for managing file by using metadata. The invention provides a method of estimating the user's possible interest level in a file, and comprises the steps of: monitoring the user's actions on the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090157630 - Method of extracting data and recommending and generating visual displays: A method of recommending and generating visual displays of data by executing a visualization tool that operates as part of a comprehensive Web-based computing platform can be accessed via a website, customizable interface, email, telephone, or other remote communication device. The visualization tool operates by accessing the data source and... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC
20090157610 - Method, system, and computer program product for applying a graphical hierarchical context in a search query: A method, system, and computer program product for applying a graphical hierarchical context in a search query. A Hierarchical Context Ordering (HCO) utility monitors receipt of a search string entry. Upon detection of the search string entry, HCO utility determines at least one search result that is associated with the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090157611 - Methods and apparatus using sets of semantically similar words for text classification: A computer-based searching method is described that includes receiving, at a computer, a search concept that includes a plurality of principal words, determining a set of semantically similar words for at least one of the principal words, calculating a degree of membership for each word in each set that reflects... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090157625 - Methods and systems for identifying an avatar-linked population cohort: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting to at least one member of a population at least one avatar associated with at least one instance of media content; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090157617 - Methods for enhancing digital search query techniques based on task-oriented user activity: Methods for using task-related information to enhance digital searching are provided. A task-oriented user activity system maintains task-related information about resources accessed by a user and current user task. This task-related information is used to enhance search queries to include task-related search criteria that improve relevance of search results. The... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090157627 - Network operating system: Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an XML virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an XML programming language as input. Functionality is provided to... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090157628 - Network operating system: Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an XML virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an XML programming language as input. Functionality is provided to... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090157608 - Online content collaboration model: A collaborative editing model for online content is described. A set of suggested edits to a version of the online content is received from multiple users. Each suggested edit in the set relates to the same version. The set of suggested edits is provided to an authorized editor, who is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090157604 - Pathname translation method and system: A pathname translation method and system for translating a pathname that comprises one or more components (314). The system including a file system and an operation system (102); operable to perform pathname translation by searching for the components in a directory cache (308), and searching the file system for any... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090157623 - Pipelining operations involving dml and query: Techniques are described herein for supporting pipelining operations involving DML (Data manipulation Language) and query. In an embodiment, a DML operation is performed for the purpose of changing data in a database system from a first state to a second state. Before the data in the database system is changed... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090157606 - Query based rule optimization through rule combination: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for optimizing the processing of abstract rules included in rule set containers. In one embodiment, a first abstract rule may be identified as having an effect on a second abstract rule of the rule set container. A predicate and an action of the first... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090157621 - Search device, search method and search program: It is an object of the invention to provide a program using a record retrieved from an RDBMS 120 that runs on an embedded device, etc. to retrieve the number of hits and a record located at an arbitrary part of a search result at a high speed. A search... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090157629 - Search server architecture using a search engine adapter: A search system architecture is disclosed. The search system architecture includes a search server, which in turn includes a search services module and a search engine adapter. The search services module and the search engine adapter are communicatively coupled to one another. The search services module is configured to communicate... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20090157637 - Service offering system, management server, service provider, terminal device, storage medium issuing apparatus, server offering method, and storage medium: A service offering system is disclosed which includes a recording element for recording a unique identifier to each of a plurality of storage media issued, a database for storing and managing the identifiers, a reading element for reading the recorded identifier from any of the storage media, a checking element... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090157615 - Synching online address book sources for a vehicle user: A method for synching online address book sources for a vehicle user is disclosed. The method includes receiving, at a server, at least two different user selected destination entries from at least two different destination entry systems in selective communication with the server, and consolidating the destination entries received from... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.
20090157626 - System and method for automatically updating patent examination procedures: A computer-implemented method for updating patent examination procedures automatically is provided. The method includes determining whether an examination procedure of a patent stored in a database needs to be updated by monitoring a status of the patent, obtaining an application country information and an application number of the patent from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090157619 - System and method for creating a database: A method of creating a database comprises receiving a document file such as a curriculum vitae or a job advertisement, performing semantic extraction on the document file, extracting a plurality of components from the document file, accessing a data matrix, the data matrix defining a plurality of standardised entries, translating... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20090157633 - System and method for downloading text content and images in web pages: A computer-based method for downloading text content and images in web pages is provided. The method includes downloading a web page as a temporary extensible markup language (XML) file in an application server, and searching the temporary XML file for predetermined information in the temporary XML file. The method further... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090157616 - System and method for enabling a user to search and retrieve individual topics in a visual mapping system: The present invention provides a system and method for storing, searching, and retrieving topics in a visual map. The visual mapping system of the present invention is based on a client-server architecture. Client visual mapping applications on users' computers enable users to create, edit, and view visual maps. The storage... Agent: Tina M. Lessani Lessani & Lessani LLP
20090157624 - System and method for indexing high-dimensional data in cluster system: Provided are a system and a method for indexing high-dimensional data in parallel in a cluster environment. The system for indexing high-dimensional data in parallel in a cluster environment includes a Spill-tree creation means for creating a Spill-tree using an sampled N-dimensional feature vector, a feature vector division storage means... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090157620 - System and method for searching for documents based on policy: Provided is a system and method for searching for a document based on a policy. The system includes: a document database for storing document files; a document format and text filer for extracting document format information and text information from a document newly stored in the document database; a document... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090157635 - System and method for using universal location referencing objects to provide geographic information: A system and method for using universal location referencing objects (ULRO) to provide geographic information. As described herein, an embodiment of a ULRO comprises a permanent identification code designed to identify a selected location. A location in turn may be associated with one or more geographic items. A ULRO can... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090157638 - System and methods for image management: An image management system includes a first storage device configured to store a list of image identifiers indexed by one or more image property descriptors, wherein each of the image identifiers corresponds to a digital image, an index processor in communication with the first storage device, configured to write the... Agent: Xin Wen
20090157607 - Unsupervised detection of web pages corresponding to a similarity class: A method of detecting web pages belonging to at least one similarity class from a plurality of web pages includes determining clusters of the plurality of web pages based on characteristics of the content of the web pages. For each of the determined clusters, at least one metric is determined... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090157612 - User-created search results in an incentive scheme: An economy is created where users compete to get their search lists shown based on a set of criteria. The search lists can be displayed after the users pay a rent associated with a query. The search lists continue to be displayed if search lists are popular with the public.... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090157641 - Query routing in distributed database system: A query message is received at a first server of a plurality of servers of a first server type, at least part of data contained in the query message is transformed to a transforming result, based on the transforming result and a first lookup table at said first server, a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090157642 - Search system using search subdomain and hints to subdomains in search query statements and sponsored results on a subdomain-by-subdomain basis: A method and apparatus for generating search results including searching by subdomain and providing sponsored results by subdomain is provided. A search system according to embodiments of the present invention analyzes search queries to determine if they are to be routed to subdomains and presents results include sponsored hits sponsored... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090157640 - System and method for categorizing answers such as urls: The invention provides a computer system, including a memory, a plurality of answers stored in the memory, and a classifier for matching each one of the answers with a category among a plurality of categories.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090157656 - Automatic, computer-based similarity calculation system for quantifying the similarity of text expressions: A device and a method for automatic, computer-based similarity weighting of text expressions. The system and method contemplate a document data bank unit, a candidate expression memory unit and a similarity weight value calculation unit. The similarity weight values agw(t1, t2) can be calculated for the individual pairs of expressions... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090157658 - Communications system and method for serving electronic content: A method and system for serving electronic content for placement in a user interface provided by an online service provider system is described. The system stores user data in a user database based on user interaction with the user interface and stores filters associated with the electronic content. The user... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP
20090157670 - Contents-retrieving apparatus and method: An image database stores data of variable images as contents, and at least a keyword is attached to each image. A degree of relevancy between every pair of keywords of the images stored in the image database is calculated at constant time intervals, to produce time-sequential data on inter-keyword relevancy... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090157665 - Device and method for automatically executing a semantic search request for finding chosen information into an information source: A device (D) is intended to work for at least one communication terminal (T) arranged for searching information in at least one information source (IS) when it is connected to it. This device (D) comprises i) a first means (FM) arranged for storing at least one semantic search request defining... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090157661 - Digital content searching tool: Embodiments of the invention may include a method for searching digital content in a data processing system. The method may include providing a set of sample digital resources. Each sample digital resource may be associated with metadata describing its content, including fields having associated metadata values. A user may select... Agent: Ibm Corp. (austin)
20090157662 - Electroencephalography based systems and methods for selecting therapies and predicting outcomes: A method and system for utilizing neurophysiologic information obtained by techniques such as quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), electrode recordings, MRI in appropriately matching patients with therapeutic entities is disclosed. The present invention enables utilization of neurophysiologic information, notwithstanding its weak correlation with extant diagnostic schemes for mental disorders, for safer and... Agent: Thomas C. Howerton Medlen & Carroll, LLP
20090157644 - Extracting similar entities from lists / tables: Large numbers of lists of entities may be mined for similar entities to related searches. A representation for each list may be determined to provide for a comparison between lists and to support membership checks. A score for an element in a list may be computed that represents the validity... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090157649 - Hybrid method and system for content-based 3d model search: The present disclosure concerns a hybrid content-based 3D model search and retrieval method for queries in generic 3D model datasets. The hybrid nature of the method is two-fold. First, a combination of 2D and 3D features is used as the shape descriptor of a 3D model and second, two alternative... Agent: Panagiotis Papadakis
20090157651 - Method and apparatus for detecting and explaining bursty stream events in targeted groups: A method and apparatus are provided for detecting and explaining bursty stream events in targeted groups. In one example, the method includes receiving validated bursty events, finding explanatory data sources having relevant bursty events that are relevant to the validated bursty events, wherein the explanatory sources explain the presence of... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090157647 - Method and apparatus for discovering and classifying polysemous word instances in web documents: A method and apparatus for discovering polysemous words and classifying polysemous words found in web documents. All document corpi in any natural language have words that have multiple usage contexts or words that have multiple meanings. Semantic analysis is not feasible for classifying all word occurrences in all documents on... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090157648 - Method and apparatus for discovering and classifying polysemous word instances in web documents: A method and apparatus for discovering polysemous words and classifying polysemous words found in web documents. All document corpi in any natural language have words that have multiple usage contexts or words that have multiple meanings. Semantic analysis is not feasible for classifying all word occurrences in all documents on... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090157668 - Method and system for measuring an impact of various categories of media owners on a corporate brand: A method and system for determining influence of various categories of content sources on a selected brand is disclosed. The method defines a brand profile using terms and URLs associated with the selected brand and queries popular search engines using the terms and URLs as search terms. The results are... Agent: Victoria Donnelly
20090157672 - Method and system for memory augmentation: In a method for memory augmentation, a contextual factor is detected for a user, a query is selected for a database based upon the contextual factor, a query result is received with one or more reminders relevant to the user and a reminder has information relevant to at least one... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090157652 - Method and system for quantifying the quality of search results based on cohesion: A method and system for quantifying the quality of search results from a search engine based on cohesion. The method and system include modeling a set of search engine search results as a cluster and measuring the cohesion of the cluster. In an embodiment, the cohesion of the cluster is... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090157657 - Method and system for transcoding web pages by limiting selection through direction: Signature schema documents, pre-defined in a query language, provide one or more instructions for application by an engine to transcode web pages of respective web sites. The instructions identify a web page family for the web page and extract a subset of data from the web page using one or... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20090157666 - Method for improving search engine efficiency: In a method for improving the efficiency of a search engine in accessing, searching and retrieving information in the form of documents stored in document or content repositories, the search engine comprises an array of search nodes hosted on one or more servers. An index of the stored document is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090157660 - Methods and systems employing a cohort-linked avatar: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out obtaining at least one item description; determining an indication of fit between at least one aspect of the item description and at least one cohort-linked avatar; and transmitting the indication of fit to at least one... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090157653 - Methods for enhancing digital search results based on task-oriented user activity: Methods for using task-related information to enhance digital searching are provided. A task-oriented user activity system maintains task-related information about resources accessed by a user and current user task. This task-related information is used to enhance search results by filtering and ranking results to increase relevance with respect to a... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090157646 - Mitigation of search engine hijacking: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to mitigation of search engine hijacking.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20090157663 - Modeling qualitative relationships in a causal graph: The invention relates to a system (100, 304) for determining a subset of disorders of a set of disorders for an observed symptom of a set of symptoms, the system comprising: a modeler (102) for modeling qualitative relationships between disorders of the set of disorders and symptoms of the set... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090157650 - Outbound content filtering via automated inference detection: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates filtering outbound content via inference detection. During operation, the system identifies content sent to a first address and extracts keywords from the identified content. The system then issues queries based on these keywords and extracts expected-content keywords from the... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090157645 - Relating similar terms for information retrieval: A resource analyzer selects a resource (e.g., document) from a grouping of resources. The grouping of resources can be any type of social tagging system used for information retrieval. The selected resource has an assigned uncontrolled tag and an assigned controlled tag. The controlled tag is a term derived from... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20090157667 - Reputation of an author of online content: Methods, computer program products and systems are described for online-content management. Multiple online content items authored by multiple authors are received at one or more first computers for online publication. For each online content item, a reputation score is determined for the author of the online content item. The reputation... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090157669 - Search supporting apparatus and method utilizing exclusion keywords: Facilitating a user determination of an exclusion keyword in order to specify an efficient exclusion of an unwanted piece of data when the user narrows searching objects. Exclusion is accomplished in a system having a searching object data storage for storing pieces of searching object data, a searcher for performing... Agent: Sughrue Mion PLLC Uspto Customer No With Ibm/svl
20090157643 - Semi-supervised part-of-speech tagging: Relevant search results for a given query may be determined using click data for the query and the number of times the query is issued to a search engine. The number of clicks that a result receives for the given query may provide a feedback mechanism to the search engine... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090157654 - System and method for presenting mixed media: Disclosed is directed to a system and method for presenting mixed media. The system at least comprises location component, time component, and event component. Event component provides specified records or incidents. Location component provides specified places or areas. Time component provides specified time or time intervals. Disclosed embodiments create the... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20090157671 - System and method for providing full-text search integration in xquery: A system and method for providing full-text search integration in XQuery is presented. A built-in search function defined in an XQuery language is implemented, and a full-text search is initiated. The search function includes one or more search terms and a relation logic. Variants for each search term in the... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20090157664 - System for extracting itineraries from plain text documents and its application in online trip planning: The present invention is a system that extracts itineraries from plain text documents and uses them to plan new trips. The extracted data is stored in an itinerary database and a user can retrieve the itineraries using a plurality of search criteria on the trip content. The system also uses... Agent: Chih Po Wen
20090157659 - Systems, methods, and computer products for information sharing using personalized index caching: Systems, methods, and computer products for information sharing using personalized index caching. Exemplary embodiments include a method including receiving a search query history from a node X in a node A, extracting characteristics of an index of the node A, searching the extracted characteristics, which include a file ID that... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090157673 - Conditional string search: A method and a system for efficient search of string patterns characterized by positional relationships in a character stream are disclosed. The method is based on grouping string patterns of a dictionary into at least two string sets and performing string search processes of a text of the character stream... Agent: Victoria Donnelly
20090157678 - Content based load balancer: A content based load balancing system receives a request for data provided by a resource. The content based load balancing system searches a content history cache for a content history cache entry corresponding to the requested data. The content based history cache then selects a resource node to service the... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090157674 - Device level performance monitoring and analysis: Methods relating to device level performance monitoring and analysis include accessing device data including a listing of network devices, with each network device having a device profile. The methods further include accessing service reports, with each report related to a service issue. A set of devices profiles from the listing... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090157679 - Method and computer program product for analyzing documents: Disclosed methods and computer program products provide tools for analyzing documents. For example, a computer program product that is stored on a computer-readable storage medium includes instructions that, when executed, cause a computer system to perform certain steps. The steps include, for example, receiving a selection of two or more... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090157677 - Method and system for enablement of social networking based on asset ownership: A skill finder service receives directly from a user or through a social networking service a request for help with an asset. The skill finder service finds users skilled in the asset from asset data collected by an asset management service. The skill finder service searches the asset data for... Agent: Strategic Patent Group, P.C.
20090157675 - Method and system for processing fraud notifications: Methods and systems for processing fraud notifications allow an organization to classify, monitor, and shut down fraudulent websites. A system may receive reports of suspicious network sites via electronic mail, and parse such reports in order to obtain one or more attributes (e.g., an address) corresponding to the suspicious network... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090157681 - Method for processing data and system thereof: The present invention relates to a data processing method and system for checking an interactive communication sequence (ICS) relating to a plurality of users in a communication record by using a variable time window, and checking an interactive communication sequence pattern (ICSP) that is a frequently generated interactive communication sequence... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090157680 - System and method for creating metadata: A system and a method create metadata for media files. The metadata may be information relating to, based on and/or associated with the media files. The metadata of the media files may be searched by one or more terminals. An event database connectable to a terminal may use a location,... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20090157676 - Using user search behavior to plan online advertising campaigns: Targeting parameters are generated for a media buy plan for advertisements to be displayed in conjunction with presenting web pages, based on a history of search events. Key phrases are received relative to a subject of the advertisements to be displayed. The received key phrases are provided as proposed key... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20090157682 - Managing maintenance tasks for computer programs: A computer-implemented method for managing maintenance of computer program can include the steps of receiving usage data from a plurality of users of the computer program, wherein the usage data identifies at least one portion of the computer program accessed by one of the users, and for each portion of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl
20090157684 - Load distribution in distributed database system: A state change in a network comprising a master server among a plurality of servers is determined, at the master server, a first lookup table is calculated, said first lookup table indicating respective partitions of a second lookup table distributed among active servers of said plurality of servers, the calculated... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090157683 - Method and system for accessing selected content: A system, method and computer product for accessing content by receiving as input an anchor, where the anchor is associated with selected content within an existing document, the document for example being an existing web page, and upon selecting the anchor, displaying the selected content to the user. Also disclosed... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20090157686 - Method and apparatus for efficiently caching a system-wide access control list: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for efficiently caching a system-wide Access Control Entry (ACE) for a subject requesting an action on an object associated with an application. During operation, the system retrieves a security class that is associated with an application. The system then checks if... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090157685 - Pervasive media information retrieval system: A pervasive information retrieval system is disclosed in consumer electronics and home entertainment for retrieval of audio and visual information but also information containing text, pictures etc. in a multi user and multi domain environment comprising a plurality of physically distributed sub-domains having different rendering units, such as loudspeakers, television... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090157687 - Team based row level security system and method: A team based row level security system and method are provided that permits items of data to be shared across a team.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )
20090157695 - Central server for medical devices: Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090157693 - Dynamic social network system: The system service provider automatically spawns a custom website for any group created using the system. The group may be created from a user interface and a groups lozenge provided by the interface. Messages may be sent between group members using a multi-user chat provided by the custom website. In... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP
20090157692 - Filename segmentation based client server file management system: In the client server based file management system the filename contains segments delimited by a specified character that describe the content of the file with respect to different dimensions. Upon uploading the file from the client application to the server the file can be associated with entries of a file... Agent: Jan Reinhardt
20090157696 - Image sharing system, image managing server, and control method and program thereof: An image processing apparatus determines categories for classifying image data based on shooting information of the image data, generates an update information file for each category, and uploads the update information file along with the image data to an image managing server. A client terminal registers, in advance, the address... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090157699 - Method and program of collecting performance data for storage network: In a storage network including at least a computer system, at least an external storage and at least a network system for communication of input/output data between the computer system and the external storage, a method of collecting the performance data on the network system and the software operated on... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090157694 - Method and system for managing file metadata transparent about address changes of data servers and movements of their disks: Provided are a method and a system for managing a file metadata, which are independent of a address change of a data server and movements of a disk by using a location of disk where data exists actually as a location information of a file data. The method for managing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090157698 - Method for searching across instant message systems and interconnecting server: A method for searching across instant message systems and an interconnecting server are disclosed in the present invention. The method includes: searching in a SIMPLE IM system by a WV-IMPS user, and searching in a WV-IMPS system by a SIMPLE IM user. The interconnecting server includes a message input/output module... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20090157691 - Method for unified collection of content analytic data: A method for storing a user evaluation of distributed content comprising an Evaluation Program (EP) that creates a user session when a user accesses distributed content. The user evaluation is saved with other information such as the time and date of the evaluation, the user's personal information, and the navigation... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090157690 - System and method for preserving filehandles across file system migrations on a best effort basis: The present invention provides for a method and a computer system for preserving filehandles after a file system migration on a distributed file system. One embodiment of the invention includes maintaining a cache of each filehandle provided to a client from a source file server. When files are migrated from... Agent: Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
20090157689 - System and method of reconciling human resource database: A system and method to reconcile Human Resource databases, including payroll, accounting, tax and travel databases, are provided. The system and method may include a database aggregation component that automatically gathers and stores a plurality of databases in a corporation business information system wherein these databases may be logically related... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090157697 - Systems and methods for creating variable length clips from a media stream: Systems and methods are described for providing variable-length media clips based upon a received media stream. An exemplary system for providing media clips to users includes a database comprising a list of rules associated with a plurality of programs, as well as a first server and a second server. The... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (es)
20090157688 - Usage history based content exchange between a base system and a mobile system: A method and system for transferring information from a base system (110) to a mobile system (120) based on a history of usage of information at the base system (110). Recently used files at the base system (110) are transferred to the mobile system (120), without express user interaction. Select... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090157708 - Delay technique in e-mail filtering system: A relay provides message filtering services to an e-mail network. The relay monitors incoming communication and intercepts e-mail messages. The relay applies a policy to received messages to determine whether a message should be delayed. The relay applies a policy to delayed messages by reference to a delayed processing event... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP
20090157703 - Display definitions interface for avionics communications systems: A method for displaying data in an avionics communications system is disclosed. The method generates an ARINC 661 definition file and a user database from one or more user-defined inputs for a communications management function of an aircraft. To convey information relating the one or more user-defined inputs with at... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090157700 - Generating unique object identifiers for network management objects: Embodiments of the inventive subject matter use a radix-like counting technique to generate unique object identifiers (OIDs) for managed objects in accordance with a network management protocol. A limit value is utilized to ensure prefix uniqueness for an allocated object identifier. For a level in a managed objects tree with... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)
20090157704 - Method for determining synchronization code under smia: A method for determining the synchronization code under a standard mobile imaging architecture is provided. This method is essentially to solve any possible error occurring as transferring the images among the mobile devices. If any error is occurred to the transferred bit stream, it will cause fault in the image... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090157701 - Partial key indexes: A partial reverse key index is described, which allows distributed contention as resources vie to insert data into an index as well as allows range scans to be performed on the index. To do so, before an index entry for a key value is inserted into an index, the key... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090157707 - Pattern identification unit generation method, information processing apparatus, computer program, and storage medium: A pattern identification unit generation method of generating a pattern identification unit in which a weak discriminator array obtained by cascade-connecting a plurality of weak discriminators branches, and weak discriminator arrays are connected to respective arms after branching, evaluates based on a processing result obtained by inputting a set of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090157702 - Preference setting in a computer system: A profile of likelihoods of actions that will occur on a computer is stored. The computer may be likely to be off between time periods, e.g., between midnight and 7 am. Some action is taken relative to the actions that are likely to occur, before those actions actually happen.... Agent: Scott C Harris
20090157710 - System and method for controlling access to multiple physical media libraries: Embodiments of the present invention provide a media library controller that can communicate with multiple physical libraries that are physically separate from each other (i.e., that cannot pass media back and forth). The media library controller can maintain a virtualized aggregate media library representing the physical media libraries with which... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20090157709 - System and method for displaying a conversation summary: A system, method and computer program product for displaying a conversation summary is provided. The method may include providing a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to allow communication between a number of users. The method may also include displaying an invitation to join a conversation at the graphical user interface... Agent: Holland & Knight
20090157705 - Systems, methods and computer products for name disambiguation by using private/global directories, and communication contexts: Name disambiguation by using private/global directories and communication contexts. Exemplary embodiments include a name disambiguation method, including identifying a plurality of names of persons in text received in the computer system, each of the plurality of names including a start and an end position, a family name and a given... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090157716 - Apparatus and method for acquiring data from memory of terminal: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for acquiring data stored in a memory of a terminal. Binary data is converted to a new case file and the case file is stored. When meaningful data is extracted, a copy of the case file is generated and the integrity... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090157717 - Contact aggregator: An integrated web-based communications service provides a content aggregator to simplify the task of managing personal, friends, family, and business contacts via a process of aggregation and consolidation into a central point. The content aggregator imports contacts from existing databases, harvests additional contact information, and maintain the contact information.... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP
20090157712 - Dynamic compression of systems management data: A method, system, and medium for compressing systems management information in a historical data store. Dynamically determining the appropriate compression algorithm to apply based on the type of data being compressed and stored. As further input is received for any particular measurement, the appropriate compression algorithm will be automatically selected... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090157715 - Managing large collection of interlinked xml documents: An approach is provided to partition inter-linked documents into partitions of a database system. In some embodiments, a plurality of documents may be assigned to two or more partitions in the database system, thereby forming a number of inter-partition links between a first partition and a second partition. Here both... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090157719 - Mechanism for converting after image data to a delta level change: A mechanism is provided for converting after image data into a delta level change. An after image business graph is first transformed into a generic after image business graph. Another transformation is performed transforming the generic after image business graph into a second after image business graph, using delta information... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090157711 - Method and system for managing volumes within a compilation of content: A web-based system, method and program product are provided for adding content to a content object stored (e.g., a custom compilation or prepublished work) in a data repository as a group of hierarchically related content entities. Each noncontainer content object is preferably stored as a separate entity in the data... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC
20090157714 - System and method for analyzing and categorizing text: A system and method are provided for analyzing elements of text for comparative purposes. Text is provided to the system in an electronic format readable by the system. The system divides the text data into scenes, which may then be compared against a range of various values across a database... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20090157718 - System and method for editing cartographic data: Systems, methods, and computer program products for editing and displaying cartographic data are described. Cartographic source data is retrieved from a first record set and at least one feature of the source data is displayed in a display device. Based on a user's selection of a feature in the display... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090157713 - Systems and methods for collecting data from network elements: Systems and methods for performing data collection in networks are disclosed. A disclosed network element includes a data store, at least one of a management information block or a register, a self-initiating data collector to collect information associated with the network element from at least one of the management information... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hfz Attn. Patent Docketing
20090157733 - Apparatus for building address database and method thereof: The apparatus according to the present invention includes: an address reading unit for reading an address from an address image; a read result storing unit for storing the read address and an accumulated value that represents the number of reads of the read address; an effective address storing unit for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090157728 - Discovery and management of configuration data contained within mashups: A computer program product for discovering and distributing relevant business information contained in a mashup comprises computer usable program code is configured to interrogate a mashup maker to discover the elements, relationships, and dependencies embodied by a mashup page; assemble this information into a data structure; and make the data... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090157731 - Dynamic audio file and method of use: A method of creating a dynamic audio file may comprise associating a tag with an audio file having audio content and the tag may comprise a location file path of a source of the audio content. A method of updating a dynamic audio file may comprise sending a dynamic audio... Agent: Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
20090157734 - Dynamically generated mvc based user interface: An apparatus comprising a storage medium with instructions stored when executed causing a processing device to perform: parsing a nonexecutable XML Schema file by the apparatus to provide at least one empty dynamic in-memory object representing the application code for the parsed nonexecutable XML Schema file; providing media specific code... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC
20090157723 - Impact propagation in a directed acyclic graph: A method, system and medium for efficiently propagating service impact data in a directed acyclic graph. One or more service components, impact rules and business rules will be grouped together into a directed acyclic graph and a related metadata array. Impact propagation uses related metadata array to minimize traversal of... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090157724 - Impact propagation in a directed acyclic graph having restricted views: Service impact data is efficiently propagated in a directed acyclic graph with restricted views. One or more service components, impact rules and business rules are grouped together into a directed acyclic graph and a related metadata array. Impact propagation uses related metadata array to minimize traversal of the graph. As... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090157721 - Method and apparatus for efficient multiple-pattern based matching and transformation of intermediate language expression trees: A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for efficient multiple-pattern based matching and transformation of intermediate language expression trees in a compiler. Such an approach includes three constructs of pattern matchers namely a registry, a mapped registry and a registry instance for constructing multiple patterns and for enabling... Agent: Ibm Corporation, (olp) C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20090157735 - Method and apparatus for secure and small credits for verifiable service provider metering: A method and apparatus for obtaining access to services of service providers. In one embodiment, the method comprises requesting a desired service through a foreign service provider, generating a hash tree and generating a digital signature on a root value of the hash tree, sending the digital signature and the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090157727 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing native broadcast support for hypermedia formats and/or widgets: An apparatus for enabling the receipt of native broadcast content by browsers or web applications may include an active adapter. The active adapter may be configured to receive an indication of native signaling, generate an address accessible by a browser or web application, associate the address with corresponding native access... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090157729 - Methods for generating search engine index enhanced with task-related metadata: Methods for using task-related information to enhance digital searching are provided. A task-oriented user activity system maintains task-related information about resources accessed by a user and current user task. This task-related information is used to include task-related metadata in search engine index, e.g., by storing the metadata in the index... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090157736 - Multimedia integration description scheme, method and system for mpeg-7: The invention provides a system and method for integrating multimedia descriptions in a way that allows humans, software components or devices to easily identify, represent, manage, retrieve, and categorize the multimedia content. In this manner, a user who may be interested in locating a specific piece of multimedia content from... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090157732 - Networked address book: A device receives one or more contacts provided in an address book associated with a user, and receives profile information associated with one or more other users. The device also links the profile information with one or more corresponding contacts provided in the address book, and provides the address book... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090157720 - Raising the baseline for high-precision text classifiers: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods for normalizing document representations for use with Naïve Bayes. The system can include devices and components that determine norms associated with documents by aggregating absolute term weight values associated with the documents, and further ascertain term weights for features associated with the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090157726 - Restoration of conversation stub for recognized experts: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for managing conversational input. A first conversation between a user of a communications device and a first party is monitored. A conversation stub that includes information relating to a topic of the first conversation is generated and stored. It is determined... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090157722 - Rewriting node reference-based xquery using sql/xml: Techniques for processing reference-based SQL/XML operators are provided. Instead of extracting copies of one or more nodes from XML data, a reference-based operator returns a reference to a node. Such a reference is used to determine, for example, whether the corresponding node comes logical before, after, or is the same... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090157725 - System and method for expressing xml schema validation using java in a declarative manner: A system and method for expressing XML schema validation using Java in a declarative manner is disclosed. In one embodiment of the present invention a method for processing information comprises defining a schema validation using metadata stored in a database and building a memory model using the metadata. Input data... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090157730 - System and method for generating web page used to share records: A method for generating a web page used to share records by a computer system is provided. The first step of the method is to generate a first web page with a map image and display a traveling route thereon. Then, at least one linking tag linking to at least... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090157737 - Database trigger modification system and method: A method, apparatus and program product modify the behavior of a database trigger. An attribute desired by a user for a database trigger may be received. The attribute may relate to a change in the functionality of the trigger, such as a restriction on trigger behavior. An object that includes... Agent: Ibm-rochester C/o Toler Law Group
20090157739 - Methods and systems for object interpretation within a shared object space: Methods and systems are provided for creating and using a shared object space to interpret objects. In one exemplary embodiment, a method is provided that includes partitioning a memory area of a server. The method may also include creating an object, wherein the created object contains the data needed for... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090157738 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for controlling presentation and selection of objects that are digital images depicting subjects: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for controlling presentation and selection of objects that are digital images depicting subjects. According to one aspect, a plurality of objects arranged in a plurality of vectors is presented via a presentation device. Each object in a second... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20090157740 - System for logging and reporting access to content using unique content identifiers: One embodiment of a system for logging and reporting access to content includes a content addressable storage manager configured to control storing of data elements to the content storage and retrieving of data elements from the content storage, the content addressable storage manager including a content identifier generator configured to... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department
20090157741 - Data object copy/paste transfer method and apparatus: The present invention provides a solution of transferring a data object between files through copy/paste, in which not only the filtered data object which is adapted to the format and/or function of a destination file is explicitly written to the destination file, but also the original data object information is... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090157745 - Address correction optimization system and method: According to some embodiments, a method and a system are provided to store data regarding a plurality of patterns among recipients listed in a mailing list, and determine whether to request an address correction service for a mailing to the recipients based on (a) a planned date for the mailing... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20090157747 - Administering a digital media file having one or more potentially offensive portions: Methods, digital media files, apparatus, and products for administering a digital media file having one or more potentially offensive portions are described that include inserting in the digital media file at least one tag identifying as potentially offensive a portion of the digital media file, the tag also identifying a... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP
20090157755 - Electronic device: In a state where the entry word “account” retrieved from a dictionary and its explanatory information have been displayed, when the entry memo “Test point to notice” is input in handwritten characters at a handwriting input unit, the entry memo is caused to correspond to the retrieved entry word “account”... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090157750 - Integrated multimedia file format structure, and multimedia service system and method based on the intergrated multimedia format structure: The present invention provides an integrated multimedia file format structure, and a multimedia service system based on the integrated multimedia format structure. The multimedia service system in accordance with the present invention, unlike the conventional multimedia service system for providing only audio data and simple text information related thereto, produces... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090157743 - Media file generation method and media playback method: A media file generation method for use in a device having at least one video source is provided. At least one frame is received from the at least one video source. A media file is generated by recording the received frame and a specific number corresponding to the video source... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090157746 - Method for capturing utility equipment data: A method for capturing information regarding utility equipment installed at a location comprises the steps of making a site visit to the location; recording voice narration about the utility equipment as the utility equipment is inspected by a narrator during the site visit; recording video of the utility equipment during... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20090157751 - Methods and systems for specifying an avatar: Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting at least one characteristic to at least one member of a population cohort; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the population cohort, the at least one physiologic activity... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090157742 - On demand capture of database application environmental resources: A method and apparatus for tracking a plurality of database resource consumers is provided. A request is received from a job for a database resource of a plurality of resources. Based on the request, a database resource allocation amount for the job is updated. The database resource allocation amount specifies... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090157752 - Recipes management system: The present invention is generally related to a system for managing recipes using a web server and an off-line software application. A user using the software application will be able to create, display, print, modify, and search recipes and menus. The web server will be a recipe store where a... Agent: Carlos Gonzalez
20090157749 - System and method for capturing and storing quality feedback information in a relational database system: A computer implemented method of and system for capturing, storing and organizing quality feedback information associated with products sold by a retail enterprise. The quality feedback information is stored and organized within a relational database in accordance with a logical data model comprising a plurality of entities and relationships defining... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090157744 - System and method for identifying threat locations: A system and method for identifying threat locations including a receiver to receive threat data identifying a threat, one or more processors configured to retrieve location data from one or more databases based on the threat data, and an output to provide floor plan information identifying threat location based on... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090157753 - System for realistically reproducing multimedia content and method thereof: A system for realistically reproducing multimedia content includes a realistic multimedia content producer for providing the multimedia content; a device metadata server for providing device metadata for realistically reproducing the multimedia content; and a realistic multimedia reproducing apparatus for downloading the device metadata for the multimedia content from the device... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090157754 - System for the centralized storage of wireless customer information: A system for storing subscriber information in a centralized location includes a processor, memory coupled to the processor, and a data storage device coupled to the processor. The data storage device includes a subscriber profile portion for storing personal information about a subscriber. The subscriber profile portion includes a subscriber... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing
20090157748 - Systems and methods for seekable layer file encoding and decoding: The present invention provides for efficient random access to the contents of files encoded with two or more layers of standard or custom encoding. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a file of transaction messages are encoded by dividing the file into multiple discretely-sized, blocks of data... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090157759 - Apparatus and method for document management: A computer readable storage medium including executable instructions to manage documents subject to legal holds by performing two or more of the following operations is disclosed. The operations include executable instructions to manage a document release, execute a drill down analysis, execute an assigned search, assign a code alert, re-use... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090157758 - Distribution of mainframe data in the pc environment: A method of distributing mainframe software and data using PC-based data media is disclosed, comprising a mainframe program for converting a mainframe sequential dataset or all or part of a mainframe library of texts or load modules to a sequential dataset of fixed length records and for reverting these converted... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20090157757 - Failure tolerant transaction processing system: The present invention proposes a system for resending a process to a backup server farm from a client without waiting for the failure-detection, if no reply is received for a certain time. The transaction processing mechanism of the present invention has a transaction start processing mechanism in which an exclusive... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090157756 - File system for storing files in multiple different data storage media: A host system includes a file system and a processor for executing the file system. The file system stores a first portion of a file in a first data storage medium and a second portion of the file in a second data storage medium based on an intrinsic value of... Agent: Steven J. Cahill/ Hitachi Gst
20090157760 - Management system, management method and control program: a storage control section for creating a plurality of hierarchies structured with upper and lower hierarchies each other in the database, and saves the apparatus information into a lower hierarchy based on the host ID and the device ID acquired from the management apparatus.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090157763 - Content validation system and method: A method and system for validating documentation. The method includes presenting a status mechanism operable to initiate a change in status of a portion of documentation, receiving a request to change the status of the portion of documentation, changing the status of the portion of documentation based on the request,... Agent: Murabito Hao & Barnes LLP
20090157762 - Dynamic data reorganization to accommodate growth across replicated databases: Methods and apparatuses are provided for dynamically reorganizing the data within a replicated database system. One method, for example, includes performing a split operation across a plurality of replicated databases with regard to an existing partition therein, wherein the existing partition comprises a plurality of data records and the two... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20090157761 - Maintaining data coherency in multi-clock systems: A system comprises storage that includes first and second data. The system also comprises circuit logic coupled to the storage. The circuit logic receives a plurality of clock signals. As a result of receiving a signal, the circuit logic uses the plurality of clock signals to obtain the first and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090157767 - Circular log amnesia detection: The setting up of a circular log implementation to be able to detect amnesia in a circular log, and to the determination of whether or not amnesia has occurred in such a circular log. Upon detecting a checkpoint trigger, information is preserved sufficient to detect whether or not the removed... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090157768 - Computer system and data loss prevention method: A primary storage system and a secondary storage system are connected via a copy network in this computer system. This computer system includes a measurement unit for measuring an update data input amount to be input into the primary update data storage area, a calculation unit for calculating a recovery... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090157769 - File storage system and method for managing duplicate files in file storage system: Provided are a file storage system, and a method for managing duplicate files in the file storage system. The file storage system that performs file duplication for error recovery includes a client for requesting generation of a duplicate file of a new file being stored, a metadata server for storing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090157766 - Method, system, and computer program product for ensuring data consistency of asynchronously replicated data following a master transaction server failover event: A method, system, and computer program product for ensuring data consistency during asynchronous replication of data from a master server to a plurality of replica servers. Responsive to receiving a transaction request at the master server, recording in the plurality of replica servers a set of transaction identifiers within a... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090157765 - System restoration apparatus and method for management of dependencies, ordering sensitivities, and database index rebuilds: A method, apparatus, and program product restore database data having dependencies or ordering sensitivities, or that incorporates a database index. Unresolved dependencies are identified in response to an attempt to restore data in a computer. The data restoration is deferred and the data is cached when it has an unresolved... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20090157764 - Techniques for the logical replication of high-level procedures: A method and system that annotates a redo log to provide information concerning the execution of a procedure at a primary database. The annotations include entry and exit markers that indicate the beginning and the end of the execution along with any arguments passed to the procedure, and whether the... Agent: Gordon E. Nelson, Patent Attorney, PC
20090157771 - Electronic document versioning method and updated document supply method using version number based on xml: Methods and apparatus for versioning an electronic document based on XML and methods and apparatus for providing an updated electronic document based on XML can use a version value. The electronic document being managed can use a syntax defining a structure of the structured electronic document. One method is characterized... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20090157770 - Live volume access: This document describes tools capable of enabling an entity requiring exclusive access to data and metadata of a volume to have that exclusive access while also permitting another entity to have access to data and metadata of that volume. The tools, for example, may permit a ChkDsk program to detect... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090157772 - System for extending the file system api: A computing system and computer readable medium storing computer instructions are disclosed, which when the computer instructions are executed, enables a computer system to manage data using a file name on a computer system having a graphical user interface and a file system storing files with a file hierarchy. The... Agent: Im Corp.IPLaw
20090157775 - Archiving method and system: A method of archiving a set of source tables in a database system. Each source table has a plurality of rows. Initially, a consistency point for the set of source tables is established. The database system creates a log record for each change (insert, modify, or delete) effected to a... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090157774 - Character pattern-based file storage tool: A method for selecting a storage path in a file system is presented. The method may provide a matching table to correlate a character pattern with at least one storage path in a file system. A file name including one or more character patterns may be received and the character... Agent: Ibm Corp. (austin)
20090157773 - Database management method, apparatus and system: A technique for appropriately managing a database in an apparatus with a limited storage capacity is described. A client apparatus includes a first storage unit storing part of a record set included in a database of a database server apparatus, and a second storage unit storing a copy of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20090157777 - Dynamically adding partitions to be distributed directory setup with no downtime: Dynamically adding n partitions to a distributed directory setup having x existing servers by modifying the configuration file to include the n new servers and implementing a replication setup mechanism with agreements to x+n−1 servers. The migration to dynamically add partitions is carried out while continuing to serve clients.... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090157776 - Repartitioning live data: A data set typically does not stagnate and remain the same size over time. The capabilities of hardware (e.g., servers and storage devices) also do not stagnate and remain the same. A date set is often repartitioned to accommodate changes in size of the data set and/or changes in hardware... Agent: Ibm Raleigh Iplaw (dg) C/o Delizio Gilliam, PLLC06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090150328 - Image metadata harvester: New metadata may be created based on data associated with a digital image file. A digital image file may include a digital image as well as metadata, which may be descriptive of the digital image. An application executing on a processing device may define a policy specifying the new metadata... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090150330 - Image record trend identification for user profiles: Systems and methods for generating user profiles based at least upon an analysis of image content from digital image records are provided. The image content analysis is performed to identify trends that are used to identify user subject interests. The user subject interests may be incorporated into a user profile... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090150333 - In-context collaboration tool for resource management systems: A method for managing resources in a resource management system in accordance with certain embodiments may include providing a retrieval statement for retrieving management information relating to a set of selected resources. The management information may be retrieved according to the retrieval statement. Context information relating to one or more... Agent: Ibm Corp. (austin)
20090150331 - Method and system for creating reports: A system and method for reporting medical information permits a user to produce reports by storing report templates in a database, selecting at least two of the report templates and storing the selected report templates in the database as a new report template. The user can also change parameters associate... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150334 - Scope and distribution of knowledge in an autonomic computing system: An autonomic computing system may include an autonomic manager and a knowledge source accessible by the autonomic manager and any other entities associated with the autonomic computing system. The knowledge source may include a service interface adapted for the autonomic manager to access the knowledge source. The knowledge source may... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20090150329 - Systems and methods for enhancing provider efficiency and communication: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for mapping information to message templates and transmitting messages to and from providers reporting results, guiding providers through workflows, communicating tasks that require action to third-parties, and managing and performing tasks in high-volume.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090150332 - Virtual file managing system and method for building system configuration and accessing file thereof: A virtual file managing system including a file request managing unit, an information repository, a file namespace managing unit, and a file access managing unit is provided. The file request managing unit receives a file access request issued by a client, and returns a processing result of the file access... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090150335 - Achieving coherence between dynamically optimized code and original code: An apparatus comprising a first search logic to search for a first entry for a first page containing a first code region in a first data structure to determine whether a first indicator in the first entry is set to a first value; an adder logic to add the first... Agent: CenturyIPGroup, Inc. [intel]
20090150337 - Indexing and searching audio using text indexers: A full-text lattice indexing and searching system and method for indexing word lattices using a text indexer to enable enhance searching of audio content. The system and method utilize a Time-Anchored Lattice Expansion (TALE) method that represents word lattices such that they can be indexed with existing text indexers with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090150339 - Method and system for pattern matching having holistic twig joins: A method of query pattern matching uses a chain of linked stacks to compactly represent partial results to root-to-leaf query paths, which are then composed to obtain matches for the twig pattern.... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090150336 - Partitioning in virtual columns: Techniques are described herein for partitioning a database table using a virtual column as the partitioning key. A virtual column is defined by the database to contain results of a defining expression. Partitioning can be performed using a variety of partitioning schemes, such as range partitioning and hash partitioning. The... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090150338 - Policy driven memory management of pool of cursors in database management system: An apparatus, program product and method utilize policy-driven management of a pool of cursors in a database management system. Cursor usage statistics are determined for a plurality of cursors, and a plurality of cursor criteria defined in a policy are used to identify one or more cursors to close based... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20090150360 - A directory system and method of searching information: A method of executing an operation in a directory information system, includes performing a first operation within a directory information system in accordance with a predetermined procedure, where the first operation comprising a search for one or more of a plurality of directory objects. The plurality of directory objects are... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090150363 - Apparatus and methods for locating data: The present invention provides for quick and efficient searches. In one embodiment, a search system, comprises an email search interface having at least a first email-specific attribute search field, a file search interface having at least a first file-specific attribute search field, a Web history search interface having at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090150364 - Automatic generation of document summaries through use of structured text: A summarization system generates summaries from documents. Text structure tags, in conformance with the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), are inserted into the documents to generate encoded documents. The text structure tags, when associated with portions of the document, identify text types. A text type, such as an argumentative text type,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090150344 - Collaborative program development method and system: A method, apparatus and program product facilitate the collaborative development of an algorithm by, in part, displaying an algorithm associated with a performance attribute, and receiving user input relating to the algorithm from a plurality of networked users. The performance attribute of the algorithm may be automatically modified based on... Agent: Ibm-rochester C/o Toler Law Group
20090150342 - Computer method and apparatus for tag pre-search in social software: A computer-implemented method and system for tag-based searching. One or more initial tags are entered or otherwise input by a user. The invention system determines related tags to the user entered initial tags and enables user review of the determined related tags. The user selects from the determined related tags... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds
20090150359 - Document processing apparatus and search method: Overlapping of objects included in document data is detected, and information indicating overlapping of objects is added to metadata. A user sets search conditions including a condition relating to the overlapping of objects, an object that satisfies the search conditions set is searched for based on the metadata, and a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090150362 - Double blinded privacy-safe distributed data mining protocol: A Double Blinded Privacy-Safe Distributed Data Mining Protocol is disclosed, among an aggregator, a data consumer entity having privacy-sensitive information, and data source entities having privacy-sensitive information. The aggregator does not have access to the privacy-sensitive information at either the data consumer entity or the data source entities. The aggregator... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath
20090150349 - Dynamic geographical spatial search: A method for performing a dynamic spatial search for points of interest proximal to a path of travel of a moving user. As the user moves along a path, a search is regularly conducted to provide updated information about points of interest for the user. The method includes automatically detecting... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20090150341 - Generation of alternative phrasings for short descriptions: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that effectuate generation of alternative expressions or phrasings for short descriptions, proper nouns or places. The system can include devices that select and associate an item with a prompt, displays the selected item and then obscures the item with the prompt associated... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090150348 - Managing data produced from discoveries conducted against systems: Method, system, and computer program product for managing output reports produced from discoveries conducted against systems are provided. A discovery is conducted against a system to produce one or more output reports relating to configuration of the system. A signature is calculated for each output report. A determination is made... Agent: Ibm Corp. C/o Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090150340 - Method and apparatus for content item recommendation: An apparatus for content item recommendation, such as a Digital Video Recorder, comprises a grouping unit (105) for grouping user ratings for content items into rating groups in response to a content item match criterion. A receiver (109) receives content item data for a plurality of content items and a... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090150353 - Method and arrangement for handling of information search results: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for handling of information search results. The method includes at least: entering a search query; sending the query to a search engine; and receiving a search result having a list of data files matching to the search query. And the method... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090150351 - Method and system for querying a database: A method and system for querying a database involves dragging and dropping selected search criteria from one portion of a display to another portion of a display. When searching multiple criteria, a Boolean operation associated with the method depends upon the respective positions of the search criteria in the display.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150356 - Method for discovering network of home or building control devices: The present disclosure relates to a method for discovering, identifying, and cataloguing devices on a network, particularly, devices included in a home automation or building control network. In embodiments, a node information table is populated with generic entries representing potentially-discoverable devices on the network. The table is traverse iteratively and... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated (cdfs) C/o Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090150357 - Methods of efficiently recording and reproducing activity history in virtual world: An apparatus and method for recording activities of an avatar in a virtual world by means of a computer including: means for dividing the virtual world into a plurality of blocks each provided with a unique ID; means for recording a movement history in a storage area of the computer,... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090150343 - Multi-phase search and presentation for vertical search websites: The present invention provides a methodology and system for efficiently performing travel reservation queries and presenting significant search results to a user. A travel reservation search engine constructs a first query from one or more constraints. The first query has a threshold probability of returning a first set of search... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090150346 - Reverse matching relationships in networks of existing identifiers: A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards managing social networking information by employing a reverse matching search to identify those members of the social network that may have another person's identifier in their contact lists. The person may initially visit the social network site and provide an identifier... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090150347 - Search control and authoring environment: A technique for adding a search control by a user to a file, webpage, desktop, or mobile device, for example. The control lets the end user create documents, webpages, or dashboards with static and/or dynamic content as easily as inserting pictures. The technique also facilitates the imbedding of control access... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090150358 - Search device, search method and program: Disclosed is a search device including an extraction unit to extract search information from information inputted from environment by using a data mining analysis, a storing unit to store the search information, a selection unit to select supplementary information from the search information stored in the storing unit based on... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090150354 - Search devices, methods, and programs for use with navigation devices, methods, and programs: Search devices, methods, and programs input a first search term and acquire a category of the first search term. The devices, methods, and programs input a second search term and acquire a category of the second search term. The devices, methods, and programs, determine a logical operator for the first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090150355 - Software method for data storage and retrieval: This invention discloses a novel method for storing data in virtual multidimensional blocks and accessing and retrieving desired information from these blocks. Specific items of data whose characteristics fall within the range of a specified block are stored within that block. Blocks with smaller ranges are nested within larger blocks... Agent: Ted Sabety, C/o Sabety +associates, PLLC
20090150361 - Supporting creation of search expressions employing a plurality of words: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for supporting creation of a search expression that employs a plurality of words may display a search expression creation support screen comprising a search word field for inputting therein search words and a search expression field for visually displaying, in a nodal form,... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090150352 - System and method for integrating product quality data in remote plant databases: An integration database for integrating product quality data between a plurality of plant databases is provided. The integration database includes: a material identification standardization unit configured for connecting the integration database to each of the plurality of plant databases, and for standardizing a product identification for each of the products... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090150350 - Systems and methods of vehicle entertainment: In one embodiment, a vehicle-based entertainment system comprises a network connection unit and a vehicle-based processor. The vehicle-based processor is coupled between a user interface and the network connection unit. The vehicle-based processor provides a media file list to the user interface by searching at least one media file in... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.
20090150345 - Web domain data replication system: A system and method of increasing the visibility of a website by automatically generating one or more additional linked webpages relating to the website. Information used in the webpages may be gathered from the original website or the websites of one or more third party website. Such a system may... Agent: Gonzales Patent Services
20090150366 - Expression replacement in virtual columns: Techniques are described herein for replacing a part of an expression in a query to a database with a virtual column. A virtual column is defined by the database to contain results of a defining expression. A part of an expression in a query is replaced with a virtual column... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090150368 - Forecasting system and method using change data based database storage for efficient asp and web application: In one embodiment, a system is provided. The system includes a first client. The system also includes an analysis server coupled to the first client. The system further includes a first customer database of information coupled to the analysis server. The first customer database is to embody forecast data and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090150365 - Inbound content filtering via automated inference detection: A system is provided to detect email spam. During operation, the system receives an email, extracts a set of keywords from the email body, and constructs a first search query based a keyword extracted from the email body. The system further constructs a second search query based on the keyword... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090150367 - Mapping and query translation between xml, objects, and relations: Described is programmatic access to persistent XML and relational data from applications based upon explicit mappings between object classes, XML schema types, and relations. The mappings are used in data access, that is, they drive query and update processing. A query may be processed into a query for accessing the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090150369 - Method and apparatus to provide multimedia service using time-based markup language: A multimedia player and method is disclosed for displaying multimedia content on a video screen. A video stream and a markup language segment associated with the video stream are received, wherein the markup language segment comprising a time stamp identifying a target segment of the video stream, and at least... Agent: Howard H. Sheerin, Attorney At Law
20090150390 - Data retrieving apparatus, data retrieving method and recording medium: In a server apparatus including a document database for storing a plurality of documents, a retrieval log database for storing a retrieval history made when retrieving documents corresponding to an inputted retrieval condition from the document database, and an access log database for storing an access history made when browsing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090150375 - Detecting zero-result search queries: A processing device and method may be provided for determining whether a zero search result may be produced with respect to a search for a document including all words of a word group. An index, with respect to words included in a group of documents, may be searched for documents... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090150387 - Guided research tool: A guided research tool and related method of researching for resources related to a predetermined research topic. The invention provides the benefits of an always available, automated research librarian combined with an expert in the research topic, wherein the tool will interactively provide expert assistance and advice regarding selection of... Agent: D.a. Stauffer Patent Services LLC
20090150383 - Inquiry-oriented user input apparatus and method: User input from a reduced keypad is disambiguated and compared with a first dynamic lexicon, and predicted matches (e.g. either a single word or phrase) are offered. If a user continues to type beyond a boundary condition, then input is no longer predicted from the first lexicon, but instead is... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20090150377 - Method and system for merging extensible data into a database using globally unique identifiers: A method of merging data from one database into another database uses metadata identifiers to indicate the type of data. One of the databases can be stored on a medical device, and the other of the databases can be stored on a computer. When transferring data from the first database... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150378 - Method for estimating a prestige of an entity: A method and an apparatus for estimating a prestige of an entity, as for example a firm, company or name, is disclosed wherein a score value is assigned to an entity as a function of an occurrence of terms associated with said entity in search results. The search results are... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090150379 - Method for providing multimedia to provide content related to keywords, and multimedia apparatus applying the same: A method for providing multimedia and a multimedia apparatus applying the same. The method for providing multimedia includes searching for content related to keywords and generating channels to provide the content found as a result of searching. Therefore, it is possible for a user to more conveniently use Internet multimedia... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090150371 - Methods and apparatus for computing graph similarity via signature similarity: This disclosure describes systems and methods for identifying and correcting anomalies in web graphs. A web graph is transformed into a set of weighted features. The set of weighted features are then transformed into a signature via a SimHash algorithm. The signature is compared to the signature of one or... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090150381 - Methods and apparatus for computing graph similarity via signature similarity: This disclosure describes systems and methods for identifying and correcting anomalies in web graphs. A web graph is transformed into a set of weighted features. The set of weighted features are then transformed into a signature via a SimHash algorithm. The signature is compared to the signature of one or... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090150376 - Mutual-rank similarity-space for navigating, visualising and clustering in image databases: A method of representing a group of data items comprises, for each of a plurality of data items in the group, determining the similarity between said data item and each of a plurality of other data items in the group, assigning a rank to each pair on the basis of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090150388 - Nlp-based content recommender: Methods, techniques, and systems for using natural language processing to recommend related content to an associated text segment or document. Example embodiments provide a NLP-based content recommender (“NCR”) which uses NLP-based search techniques, potentially in conjunction with context or other related information, to locate and provide content related to entities... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090150389 - On-line geographical directory: A method is provided for categorising businesses, organizations and individuals in order to facilitate geographically-based searching over the Internet. The method includes entering in a database the names of businesses, organizations and/or individuals, for each name entry registering a geographical location identifier, the geographical location identifier indicating the precise geographical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090150391 - Rare pattern extracting device and rare pattern extracting method: A rare pattern that may be difficult to extract is extracted by extracting data where a rare pattern is likely to exist, and then generating the rare pattern using a degree of influence.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090150384 - Searching a database: A method of searching a database is disclosed, in which the database comprises a plurality of components and respective descriptions, such as a UDDI database of web services and associated descriptions. The method includes transmitting a query to the database, receiving a response from the database, the response comprising a... Agent: Holland & Knight
20090150372 - Seo suite and sub-components: The present invention is a SEO suite comprising several modules that in combination or alone may are novel and non-obvious. These modules are: smart tools that provide isolation and workflow collaboration of tools in an SEO suite; using log files for key-wordless rank checking in an SEO tool; using log... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20090150380 - System and method for processing social relation oriented service: A method for social relationship oriented service processing, which comprises steps of: providing relationship data, searching for at least one first level social member from a first level social network according to the relationship data, forwarding a list of the first level social members to a server, and searching by... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090150392 - System and method for providing a response to a search query: A system receives a request to search an electronic catalog of a vendor which specifies a query term. The query term is used to search an electronic catalog of a third party. The results obtained by searching the electronic catalog of the third party are parsed to uncover a keyword... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090150370 - System and method for restricted party screening and resolution services: A system and method for screening data for restricted party screening. The system comprises an input for entering data, a screening system for screening the data against a database comprising restricted entities information, generating a match score based on the screening of the data, providing a data match based on... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090150373 - System and method for synchronizing data on a network: The disclosure describes systems and methods for synchronizing data on a network based on temporal, spatial, social and logical data available to the network. The method includes receiving a first information object (IO) containing attributes for a first real-world entity (RWE), the first IO associated with a second RWE; identifying... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090150374 - System, method and program product for detecting sql queries injected into data fields of requests made to applications: System, method and program product for detecting a malicious SQL query in a parameter value field of a request. The parameter value field is searched for query operands, characters and/or symbols and combinations of query operands, characters and/or symbols indicative of malicious SQL injection. A respective score assigned to each... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090150386 - Systems and methods for linking and communications between employers and employees: Systems and methods for linking and communications between employers and employees are described. In an aspect there is a system and method for setting up an interview with an employee through a web-based interface is described. Employee information is stored in a database that can be searched by employees who... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20090150382 - Tailored intergenerational historic snapshots: A tailored intergenerational historic snapshot message informs a younger person about the world an older person lived in when they were young. The older person's age and the younger person's age are used to identify a historic time period in which the older person was the same age as the... Agent: Ogilvie Law Firm
20090150385 - Web page performance scoring: A browser-based tool is provided that loads a Webpage, accesses the document object model (DOM) of the page, collects information about the page structure and parses the page, determines through the use of heuristics such factors as how much text is found on the page and the like, produces statistical... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090150393 - Method for assignment of point level address geocodes to street networks: Assignment of point level address geocodes to street networks include the steps of entering address data and collecting candidate point data records and segment data record matches for the entered address. Each point data record includes address elements and also includes a geocode. Each segment data record includes a centerline... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20090150396 - database schema management system: Methods, systems and program storage devices for managing schema changes made by a user to an object in a database. The method including: (a) intercepting a database command entered by said user; (b) if said database command is a schema change command referencing said object in said database and a... Agent: Sharon Peled
20090150394 - Document merge: Methods and systems of merging a first document with at least a second document to generate a third document. Each of the first and second documents includes at least one data unit. Each data unit is associated with a unit identifier and an edit identifier. The unit identifiers of each... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090150395 - System and method for updating file: Provided is a system and method for updating a plurality of the same files consistently. The file update system comprises a first and a second data servers formed as pipe line type network for storing an original file and a duplicate file of the original file respectively, and for updating... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090150397 - Method of tagging instant messaging (im) conversations for easy information sharing: A method, system and computer program product for selecting and tagging content within an instant messaging (IM) session. The content is selected utilizing a contextual pointer, tagged with a subject and/or key words, then assigned a uniform resource locator (URL), and stored as an IM transcript. A search system allows... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090150398 - Directory server replication: Information regarding requests made to a directory server by clients is collected. The requests including read, compare, search, write, and update requests. It is determined the number of the read, compare and search requests is greater than a threshold and/or whether the number of the write and update requests is... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20090150406 - Method and system for meta-tagging media content and distribution: A unique application within Video that allows for user generated Meta-tagging to be delivered in real time to individual clips is provided. This meta-tag creates its own tail based upon the user generated words population, which is searchable via a “spider network” that runs invisible behind the web pages of... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)
20090150410 - Method and system for wireless database management: An efficient method and system for wireless database management that allows database administrators to monitor and manage a plurality of databases from a remote location is disclosed. Included in this description are steps for reducing the amount of data transmitted and received by narrow bandwidth wireless communications, storing the results... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090150408 - Method for storing data in a printing machine comprising a communication network: Data of at least one component of a printing machine, that comprises several components and at least one communications network, is stored. Data from one of these components, and which characterizes that component, is stored in a memory unit which belongs to that component, and which memory unit is linked... Agent: Douglas R. Hanscom Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.
20090150399 - Method of improving remote desktop performance: A method of improving remote desktop performance tags each resource file in local storage on a remote computer with a globally unique identifier (GUID). When the local computer renders a first resource file tagged with a first GUID, the local computer sends the first GUID to a local computer. The... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090150404 - Method of reading filles from remote server by email: In a method of reading files from a remote server by an email, the method is applied in a network system having a remote server, a computer and the Internet. The remote server includes a database for storing files and is connected with the computer through the Internet. Users can... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090150403 - Methods and apparatus for dynamic generation and notification of virtual presentities for presence-based awareness: Techniques for managing entities identified by presence information in a communications network are provided. A condition expressing one or more predicates over one or more presence attributes in the communications network is received. A dynamic entity is generated, wherein the dynamic entity allows at least one user to subscribe thereto.... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090150400 - Processing of network content and services for mobile or fixed devices: A system for supplying network content to a device. The system includes a first interface for communicating with a network content source for retrieving the network content. The system also includes a second interface for communicating with the device for delivering processed network content to the device. The system includes... Agent: Oplf LLC - Cassan - Lcassan
20090150402 - Security customization system and method: A method and system for generating security customization data that is stored in a database allowing the security feature to be transferred from the database to a local printer to be printed as a verifiable marking usable for security image identification without local intervention or knowledge. Database access is controlled... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090150409 - System and method for automatically creating a media archive from content on a recording medium: A media player for creating a media archive may include a media reader to read media content from a recording medium inserted into the media reader. The media player may also include an archival component to store the media content in a storage medium. In one embodiment, the media player... Agent: Realnetworks, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20090150407 - System and method for downloading a file to a wireless device: An application server for downloading a file to a wireless device through a wireless network. The application server is configured for obtaining a file to be downloaded to the wireless device from a database, configured for converting the file obtained to a predetermined format file as required by the wireless... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090150401 - System and method for handling data access: A method for handling speculative access requests for a storage device in a computer system is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a speculative access threshold corresponding to a selected percentage of the total number of accesses to be speculatively issued, and intermixing demand accesses and speculative accesses... Agent: Robert A. Voigt, Jr. Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC
20090150405 - Systems and methods for expressing data using a media markup language: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for integrating data from disparate data stores associated with disparate sources. One or more network interfaces are coupled to a plurality of disparate data stores, wherein the data stores supply advertising inventory data, and wherein different data stores store data related to different types... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090150411 - Automatic rules driven data visualization selection: A solution is provided that automatically decides what visualization is best suited to present specified data. This is accomplished using a rules-based system that determines the type and properties of a visualization based on data and its corresponding metadata. The data and metadata may be checked against one or more... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090150414 - Detecting need to access metadata during file operations: A method includes receiving a request, probing a first file server based on the request, and reading a stub file on the first file server based on a result of the probing. The stub file includes target information. The method further includes storing at least a portion of the target... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090150412 - Efficient streaming evaluation of xpaths on binary-encoded xml schema-based documents: A database system may utilize XML schema information to increase the efficiency of an XPath streaming evaluation. The database system may access XML schema or translation information during the evaluation of an element, attribute, or value in an XML data source. Based on the XML schema or translation information, the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090150418 - Guest management in an online multi-player virtual reality game: A guest management method and system for an online multi-player virtual realty environment or social networking site. A network interface receives guest access requests from guest clients and input data from a plurality of remotely-located clients. The input data is operative to control avatars associated with the clients in a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090150416 - Method and system for enhanced data transfer: A system and method for enhanced data transfer are disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a computing device configured to transfer data from a portable device. In one embodiment, the computing device stores a fingerprint of the newest record downloaded from a portable device and stops downloading... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150417 - Methods and systems for open source collaboration in an application service provider environment: A system and method for integrating a plurality of web-based applications with a web-based file management system. The web-based application may provide a service to the users of the web-based file management system, such that the web-based application can interact with the files of said users. The integration of the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090150415 - Unsupervised stemming schema learning and lexicon acquisition from corpora: Illustrated embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for unsupervised stemming schema learning and lexicon acquisition from corpora. In one illustrative embodiment, the computer implemented method obtains a corpus from corpora, analyzes the corpus to deduce a set of possible stemming schema and reviews... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090150413 - Virtual columns: Techniques are described herein for performing column functions on virtual columns in database tables. A virtual column is defined by the database to contain results of a defining expression. Statistics are collected and maintained for virtual columns. Indexing is performed on virtual columns. Referential integrity is maintained between two tables... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090150419 - Apparatus and method for removing malicious code inserted into file: The method includes: determining whether a file is a document or image file; opening and saving the document file as a new file by using an application associated with the document file to remove a malicious code from the document file, when it is determined that the file is the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090150420 - Generating debug information: There is provided a method of generating information for a software system for use in a debug information database, the software system being defined in a low-level program code, the method comprising constructing a representation of the software system from the low-level program code; examining the representation to identify predetermined... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090150421 - Incremental cardinality estimation for a set of data values: A system, an article, and a computer program product for estimating a cardinality value for a set of data values. In one embodiment, the system includes means for initializing a data structure for representing an array of counts; means for obtaining a data value from said set of data values;... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090150426 - Automatically generating formulas based on parameters of a model: An output formula is automatically generated from an input formula using one of multiple methods determined by types of one or more parameters associated with the input formula and a dimensional operation associated with a dimension of at least a first parameter. The automatically generated output formula is stored, or... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090150429 - Data management apparatus and data processing method: In a data management apparatus that performs data management by assigning metadata to a plurality of data, the plurality of data are displayed according to a display mode chosen from a plurality of display modes for displaying the plurality of data as a set of attribute information of the data,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090150428 - Data management method and system: In an information management method according to the present invention, objects connected with classification data are classified into trees so that criteria are defined for different branches of the tree, and objects are classified into the tree branches on the basis of these criteria. The method is primarily characterised in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090150423 - Dynamic schema content server: A method to develop a game using a networked content server includes an efficient method to add or modify a new object into the game environment. The method includes the generation of an XML input file describing the new object. The XML new object definition file is uploaded from a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20090150422 - Representing pointers and boxing in environments using only reference types: An arrangement by which pointers may be represented in a restricted software execution environment that provides access to only reference types but not pointers is realized by modeling both pointers and value type boxing using a set of boxes (i.e., containers) which describe how to retrieve the value associated with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090150427 - Standardizing user interface across multiple content resources: A method for providing a uniform user interface experience across multiple content delivery applications comprises implementing a data structure configured for storing data related to user interface features for controlling display of content delivered to a display screen. At least a first user interface application and a second user interface... Agent: CenturyIPGroup, Inc. [intel]
20090150424 - System and software for automating an information disclosure statement: A method is disclosed for automating an information disclosure statement (IDS). A reference id is sent over a network to a patent database site, and reference data is received over the network from the patent database site corresponding to the reference id. The reference data is imported into an IDS... Agent: Howard H. Sheerin, Attorney At Law
20090150425 - Systems,methods and computer products for content-derived metadata: Systems, methods and computer products for content-derived (generated) metadata. Exemplary embodiments include a metadata generation method, including receiving a media file, searching the media file for metadata associated with the media file, adding the metadata to a metadata file associated with the media file, searching the media file for media... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090150431 - Managing relationships of heterogeneous objects: Software for managing relationships between heterogeneous objects is operable to identify a target object. The software automatically determines related objects using at least one object type application programming interface (API) for an object type associated with the target object. The software is further operable to populate a relationship data structure... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20090150430 - System for automating the definition of application objects supporting compressing operations: A configurable class system for an application author working in an application development environment that automates the handling of undo, redo and logging operations is discussed. The configurable class system removes the burden from the application author of having to custom manage undo, redo and logging information during application writing... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/the Mathworks Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090150442 - Aggregation of persons-of-interest information for use in an identification system: A facility for aggregating information about persons-of-interest for use in an identification system. Person-of-interest information may include, for example, crimes or/and activities for which a person has been suspected, charged, or convicted. Person-of-interest information may include descriptive characteristics of a person, such as a person's name, alias, height, weight, date... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090150446 - Authenticity investigation methods, devices and computer program products: The invention concerns a method, authentication data handling device and computer program product for investigating a product. The authentication data handling device includes a database comprising product identifiers of authentic products, and a control unit. The control unit receives, from a user, a code of a product which is to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090150443 - Centralized selection context for user interface data binding and event handling: Systems and methods are disclosed which employ a centralized selection context having selection states spread across user interface elements. Methods are described in which the binding between widgets and data storage is isolated using the centralized selection context paradigm for a majority of data items represented within a user interface.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090150439 - Common extensible data exchange format: A medical data system wherein data is exchanged internally and externally by a common data exchange format.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150441 - Context aware phonebook: The system used the agent oriented architecture, which it is stated has a good support for personalisation as agents generally are used to represent entities in the real world (e.g. users). Through this approach, the system allows for a completely personal classification of a user's current context. By doing so,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090150435 - Dynamic updating of personal web page: A user's personal home page can be dynamically updated by desired content originating on external web pages as long as the content continues to occupy the same position on the external web page. The owner of the personal home page configures the update system by specifying at least the network... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090150438 - Export file format with manifest for enhanced data transfer: An export file format and a method and system for creating and accessing an export file. In one embodiment, the system includes a facility to import and export databases, in whole or in part. In one exemplary embodiment, the export files are used for transferring information between databases. In another... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150444 - Media markup for audio content alteration: A classification method and system for possible content alteration of a media work may include criteria regarding content that is feasible for alteration. Such criteria may be maintained in records that are accessible to an interested party. Some embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090150436 - Method and system for categorizing topic data with changing subtopics: The embodiments of the invention provide a method for the automatic identification of changing subtopics within topics. The method begins by receiving customer satisfaction data having unstructured data objects. Next, the data objects are automatically categorized into pre-defined topics, wherein the pre-defined topics do not change throughout the customer satisfaction... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090150440 - Method and system for data selection and display: A method and apparatus for concurrently displaying sets of data related to a medical condition, including a feature which enables the user to select one or more of the data sets for emphasized or more prominent display relative to the other data set(s).... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150433 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for using media content as awareness cues: An apparatus for enabling the use of media content for providing awareness cues may include a processor. The processor may be configured to provide, to a network device, a query regarding a particular entity, receive a content item from the network device in response to the query, the content item... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090150434 - Multiple field look ahead and value help: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for providing value help. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving, from a user interface, an input. Based on the received input, one or more fields may be determined from a plurality of columns... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20090150432 - Recruiter referral widget: A method and system to manage web content is provided to generate an abstraction layer between a web application and content, based on a formal definition of content referred to as a content contract. An example recruiter referral widget comprises an event detector, a referral code module, and an upload... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090150445 - System and method for efficient generation and management of similarity playlists on portable devices: There is provided herein a system and method that allows a user to automatically generate similarity playlists of digital media files on portable devices and, preferably, on devices having minimal computing power. The digital media files will preferably be analyzed with respect to their musical characteristics on a PC and... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20090150437 - System and method for tracking an individual using typeprinting: Disclosed is a system and method for tracking an individual of interest over a network. Keystroke dynamics of users using computers are obtained in order to identify the individual of interest when the individual of interest uses one of the computers. Usage data of the individual of interest is recorded... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ws Attn: Patent Docketing
20090150447 - Data warehouse test automation framework: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing a data warehouse test automation framework system. A data generation module is provided that is operable to generate data scenarios that ensure specific logic is being validated against a data warehouse. A data validation module is provided that has data validation blocks... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090150451 - Method and system for selective merging of patient data: A method and system for merging patient data in the form of medical information, e.g., patient and/or healthcare provider information, is provided, which may be utilized to identify medical information stored in a first location that is unique to, a duplicate of, and/or a potential duplicate of medical information stored... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150448 - Method for identifying at least two similar webpages: Webpages to which different web addresses are assigned and which are stored in the form of web data on different computer systems that are connected to one another via a communications protocol, preferably the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. First, at least the layout, content and/or the graphical elements of a reference... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090150450 - Method of attaching documents to one or more objects: A method of attaching documents to more than one object includes receiving a selection of at least one object from a user of a computer system, the computer system including a file system, attaching one of a newly created open document or a previously stored open document to the at... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20090150449 - Open file migration operations in a distributed file system: In at least some disclosed embodiments, a method includes a) creating a first stub file on a target file server, b) creating a t-stub file at the location of the source directory, c) disabling performance of operations on the source data while allowing completion of operations in progress, d) copying... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090150452 - Activity-related document managmenet: An activity sharing management system (1-1) in an ambient intelligence environment is provided. The system includes a document manager (1-11) configured to manage a first and a second set of documents that contain setting information for an ambient intelligence activity of the first and second user, respectively, and an overlap... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090150455 - File server, file server log management system and file server log management method: The present invention provides a log management system which is devised so that improper behavior by managers with regard to the log information can easily be discovered. Virtual OS are respectively installed for respective users in a file server that can also be constructed as an NAS device. These virtual... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090150454 - System and method for database integrity checking: A method is disclosed for checking the integrity of a database through a test of database integrity information provided in the database and integrity information provided external to the database. The integrity information may be provided in a configuration file.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche
20090150453 - Systems, methods and computer program products for maintaining a state of a document in a document-centric model to maintain a task across systems with the document: Systems, methods, and computer program for maintaining a state of a document in a document-centric model to maintain a task across systems with the document. Exemplary embodiments include a method for maintaining a state of a document in a document-centric model to maintain a task across systems with the document,... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20090150456 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for disaster recovery planning: Formulating an integrated disaster recovery (DR) plan based upon a plurality of DR requirements for an application by receiving a first set of inputs identifying one or more entity types for which the plan is to be formulated, such as an enterprise, one or more sites of the enterprise, the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division
20090150458 - Information processing apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus configured to allow a new version of software to be executed therein is provided. The information processing apparatus acquires management information in a format corresponding to an old version of the software and converts the acquired management information into a format corresponding to the new version... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090150457 - Map updating systems, methods, and programs: When the navigation apparatus 5 performs a difference update on navigation map data 39 based on difference update data 17 distributed from a map distribution center 2, the difference update data 17 used in the difference update is stored into a navigation HDD 32, when the navigation apparatus 5 performs... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090150462 - Data migration operations in a distributed file system: In at least some disclosed embodiments, a method includes a) creating a first stub file on a target file server. The first stub file is created in a target directory, and the first stub file points to source data in a source directory on a source file server. The method... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090150459 - Highly available multiple storage system consistency heartbeat function: The present invention provides for a method and system for performing a high availability consistency heartbeat function from multiple consistency managers in a networked data storage system. A secondary consistency manager is utilized to send a heartbeat and manage data replication if the primary consistency manager is unable to successfully... Agent: Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
20090150463 - Method of migration between virtual machine and physical machine and machine system thereof: One of a first computer and a second computer has a virtualization module and the other one does not have a virtualization module. In response to a migration instruction, an OS in execution on the first computer is suspended. The contents of a memory area of the first computer used... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090150460 - Migration in a distributed file system: A method includes creating a temporary target s-stub file. The temporary target s-stub file points to a source share. The method further includes creating a plurality of stub files in a target top-level directory on a target share. Each stub file out of the plurality of stub files corresponds to... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090150461 - Simplified snapshots in a distributed file system: A method includes copying first source data from a first source share to a first target share, thus creating first target data. The first source data comprises a source stub file, the source stub file comprises first source information, the first target data comprises a target stub file, and the... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090150464 - Apparatus and method for managing metadata in portable terminal: A method and apparatus for managing metadata in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes, upon insertion of an external memory, acquiring a unique identifier of an external memory, determining whether a record having information identical to information of a file included in the external memory exists if the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090150465 - Object deallocation system and method: A method, apparatus and program product deallocate an object from a memory heap in a virtual machine environment by, in part, determining that the object is replaceable using an object reference associated with the object. The object may additionally be automatically determined as being properly removable by using a value... Agent: Ibm-rochester C/o Toler Law Group06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090144222 - Chart generator for searching research data: Generating a chart for research data includes receiving meta-data describing search results for desired research data residing in one or more databases hosted on one or more platforms, applying one or more rules to the meta-data to determine a report type, and extracting the research data from the one or... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090144221 - Dynamic time-dimension-dependent physical management on diverse media of very large event-recording data-store: A database architecture system includes a database including a plurality of tables for storing data records having a time of creation and a time of arrival. A plurality of current tables include current data records and have their time of creation meeting a first specified creation time period, and their... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090144227 - Information processing apparatus and method thereof: In an information processing apparatus including a first content group, to which an external device including a second content group is connected, a content list is created from a content group in which the first and second content groups have been integrated. Attribute information of the content is acquired in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090144226 - Information processing device and method, and program: An information processing device includes an item evaluation acquiring section configured to acquire evaluation values given to individual items by individual users, a user statistics calculating section configured to calculate user statistics indicating an evaluation tendency of a noted user, by using at least one of the number of items... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090144225 - Information processing device, information processing terminal, information processing method, and program: An information processing device is connected to multiple information processing terminals wherein multiple types of expressions exhibited by a user during playback of content are detected, evaluation of each played-back content is obtained, of the detected plurality of types of expressions a predetermined expression serving as a high evaluation index... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090144224 - Method and system for efficiently storing data files: A method for efficiently storing data files, includes: receiving a data file for storage at one of a plurality of storage devices, wherein the data file is associated with a specified user; determining whether an identical file already exists at one of the plurality of storage devices; deleting the received... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090144223 - Polyarchical data indexing and automatically generated hierarchical data indexing paths: Data indexing using polyarchical indexing codes and automatically generated expansion paths. For a piece of data, an indexing code is received relating to a particular categorization or other indexing parameter. Based upon the indexing code, one or more expansion sets of codes are retrieved and applied to the piece of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090144220 - System for storing distributed hashtables: A system for storing a distributed hash table. The system includes a storage unit, a tablet controller, a router, and a transaction bank. The storage unit has a plurality of tablets forming a hash table and each of the tablets includes multiple records. The tablet controller maintains a relationship between... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090144230 - Address list generation system and method employing a geographical buffer zone: A method for generating an address list from a database of addresses comprises the steps of receiving at least one geographical criterion from a user, identifying a first geographical region from a user, forming a second geographical region by modifying the first geographical region pursuant to the at least one... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC
20090144228 - Data parallel production and consumption: A parallel execution of a query is performed with a plurality of producers using a partitioned data source, thereby producing output data. The output data is consumed with at least one consumer. The at least one consumer is monitored. A determination is made whether to stop producing output data by... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090144229 - Static query optimization for linq: Systems and methods that optimize query translations at compile time in LINQ languages. An optimization component optimizes algebraic trees and rewrites an expression composed from sequence operators into a more efficient expression(s). A compiler associated with the optimization component can receive syntax (e.g., query comprehensions, query expressions) to turn into... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090144231 - System and method for adding search keywords to web content: It is an object of the present invention to improve findability (hit ratio) of a web page in a search using a search system by automatically adding useful keywords as search keys to the web page. A system includes a web content acquisition unit which acquires a web content, a... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20090144246 - Citation index including citation context: A document, which may be referred to as a “citing document,” may include citations to one or more cited documents. An index of such documents may be referred to as a citation index or citator. Information used to present a citation index may be maintained in a computer-readable storage medium,... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090144248 - Context-based suggestions mechanism and adaptive push mechanism for natural language systems: Natural language interface to a back-end application, incorporating synonyms, suggestions, and proposals. Roughly described, synonyms are automatically added to user input to enhance the natural language interpretation, whereas suggestions and proposals are offered to the user in an interaction, usually after an interpretation of prior user input. Suggestions and synonyms... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20090144232 - Data parallel searching: A query that includes a search operator and that identifies an input data source is received. The input data source is partitioned into a plurality of partitions. A parallel search through the partitions is performed for an element that could halt the search. The parallel search is performed using a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090144250 - Efficient paging of search query results: Methods and computer-readable media provide for efficient paging of search results in accordance with the access rights of a user. According to various implementations, a request for a search query results in a calculated number of search results being retrieved and analyzed for user access rights. As documents having user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090144238 - Hide and seek game to elicit human input: A hide and seek style game is utilized to elicit human input for use in improving search. Content (e.g., text, image, audio, video . . . ) is uniquely identified and revealed to users. Queries are then specified by users in an attempt to locate the content. In addition to... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090144242 - Indexer for searching research data: Indexing research data includes parsing a file defined by a markup language that describes how to access a database, the structure of the database, the content of the database, and the content of individual columns of the database. The parsing further includes translating the structure and one or more keyword... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090144245 - Managing indicator values: Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method for managing indicator values includes identifying a change that has been made in a data source to a data value relating to a specific date. Multiple indicators have been defined that can be evaluated using business information in the data source. The... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20090144251 - Metadata management for a data abstraction model: Systems and articles of manufacture for managing metadata associated with a data abstraction model abstractly describing data in a database. One embodiment provides a technique for managing metadata describing objects of a data abstraction model with logical fields that define abstract views of physical data in a database. Managing metadata... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090144249 - Method and system for retrieving information based on meaningful core word: The present invention relates to a method and system for extracting a meaningful core word from a query and a method and system for retrieving information based on the same are disclosed. The system for retrieving extracts a meaningful core word of a lemma, expands the lemma and retrieves texts... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090144240 - Method and systems for using community bookmark data to supplement internet search results: Methods and systems for generating overlay data to supplement search results obtained as a result of an internet search for a query provided by a user. The method includes accessing a universal resource locator (URL) database having URLs that are processed. The URL database has information regarding the number of... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20090144235 - Method for automated design of range partitioned tables for relational databases: A workload specification, detailing specific queries and a frequency of execution of each of the queries, and a set of partitions, are obtained for the database, as inputs. A number of candidate tables are identified for the database, the tables having a plurality of attributes. A chosen attribute is allocated... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090144236 - Methods and systems for classifying data based on entities related to the data: Systems and methods classify and organize data from a variety of applications based on entities associated with the data. A data classification module is configured to retrieve data from different applications. Each application can utilize data in a different format from other applications. The data classification module is configured to... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090144239 - Methods involving measuring user feedback in information retrieval: An exemplary method for measuring user feedback during information retrieval testing, the method comprising, determining whether a user has requested a page having a unique identifier in a data structure, requesting a first feedback input from the user responsive to determining that the user has requested the page, wherein the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division
20090144237 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing personalized media services: Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing personalized media services are provided. A method includes receiving log-in credentials and addressing data for an electronic commerce website and assigning a combined device identifier and personal information number (PIN) code to an account record. The combined device identifier and PIN code... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090144247 - Point-of-interest panning on a displayed map with a persistent search on a wireless phone using persistent point-of-interest criterion: A persistent point-of-interest search is performed during map panning. A persistent search criteria module identifies a search criteria from a first mapping tile request and stores the search criteria in association with a particular wireless device. A mapping tile module identifies a neighboring mapping tile from a second mapping tile... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20090144234 - Providing suggestions during formation of a search query: Various embodiments enable information, in addition to textual information, to be presented to a user when the user enters a search query in a search box forming part of a user interface of an application. In one or more embodiments, a Web browser provides a search box in which a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090144241 - Search term parser for searching research data: Parsing search terms includes receiving one or more search terms, each of the one or more search terms comprising one or more keywords, parsing the one or more search terms according to a research-related grammar comprising one or more rules to create one or more research-related parameters, each of the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090144233 - System and method for automotive image capture and retrieval: A system and method for implementing automotive image capture and retrieval. An image manager receives an image from a vehicle-mounted camera. The image manager determines, based on a set of preferences, whether to store the image. In response to storing the image, the image manager associates at least one form... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090144244 - Time based ordering of provided mobile content: A method, system, and apparatus are directed to providing information over a network. A search query may be received. If the search query includes at least one keyword matching a pattern associated with a specific search engine, a plurality of search results is retrieved from the specific search engine based... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090144243 - User interface for searching research data: Rendering a research data-related information includes presenting a research data supplier interface for a research data supplier interested in providing research data to be searched by a research data user interested in searching research data, and presenting a research data user interface for the research data user.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090144252 - System and method for translating and executing update requests: Methods and systems for converting standardized, structured update requests into native business object commands are provided. The structured update requests may be defined in a business object-specific structured query language (BQL). A BQL engine may translate the structured update request into a command formatted for use by the appropriate business... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090144254 - Aggregate scoring of tagged content across social bookmarking systems: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to social bookmarking and provide a method, system and computer program product for aggregating scoring of tagged content across social bookmarking systems. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for aggregating scoring of tagged content across social... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090144276 - Computerized data mining system and program product: Under the present invention, a data exploration system, a customized model system and an existing model system are provided. The data exploration system analyzes user data to identify statistical information such as data distribution, data relationships, data outliners and invalid or missing data values. The customized model center iteratively generates... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090144271 - Dynamic client interaction for search: A system for guiding a search for information is presented. The system comprises a user interface that accepts a phrase and receives at least one suggestion based at least in part on the phrase. The system also includes a phrase suggestion engine that matches the phrase with the at least... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090144260 - Enabling searching on abbreviated search terms via messaging: System and method for processing a search query using partial indexing to enable use of abbreviated search terms in the query. A mobile device sends a search request (e.g. a text message) to a server over a network. Search request terms can include subsets of feature identifiers and function as... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090144268 - Facility information output device, facility information output method, and computer-readable medium storing facility information output program: Facility information for a destination facility and facility information for a neighboring facility of the destination facility are accepted as search conditions. The destination facility that neighbors the neighboring facility is identified by using a database that defines a neighboring relationship between the facilities. The facility information for the identified... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090144274 - Method and system for filtering a table: A method for filtering a table may include creating a filter in response to a user selecting data in a first table. The method may also include applying the filter to at least one other table in response to a user selecting at least one column in the at least... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20090144257 - Method of operating a search application: A method of operating a search application, in which previous search queries have been received and stored, including receiving a current search query, searching for previous search queries including beginning portions thereof, mid-portions thereof and end-portions thereof which match a sequence of an input of the current search query in... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Boca Raton
20090144253 - Method of processing a set of content items, and data- processing device: A method of processing a set of content items, the method comprising the steps of: (150) selecting a particular one (sX, 210) of the set of content items, (160) selecting a first content item (sY, 220) on the basis of a first distance value (dXY, 211) representative of the distance... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090144270 - Methods for the prevention of diseases: A method of matching candidates with a user based upon, in part, on genetic factors including the following steps. First, a database is maintained including one or more of candidates having personal profiles. Next, a personal profile of a user is compared with the personal profiles of the candidates in... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20090144272 - Rating raters: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a plurality of ratings on a plurality of items, wherein the plurality of ratings are made by a first user, determining one or more differences between the plurality of ratings, and ratings by other users associated with the items, and generating a quality score for... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090144269 - Resolving unknown mailboxes: The present invention relates to a method and system for processing electronic mails in case of a address change of the addressee. It provides an ECOA resolving process of searching for a new or alternative address for this addressee, optionally triggered in case of unknown address or non delivery notification... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090144265 - Search engine for searching research data: Searching research data includes receiving one or more search parameters describing desired data, identifying one or more columns or tables of one or more databases that comprise data relevant to the one or more search parameters, dynamically constructing a plurality of instructions for extracting the data from one or more... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090144266 - Search method for entries in a database: A method is provided of searching for one or more text entries in a database. The method includes steps of receiving a search term. The search term may contain a single element (e.g., word, number or abbreviation), or a group of elements such as a combination of words, numbers and/or... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090144262 - Search query transformation using direct manipulation: A search query transformation system and method for transforming and refining a search query are described. Embodiments of the system and method use various graphical components and controls. Direct manipulation ensures that the searcher is driving the changes in the search queries using a pointing device. Embodiments of the search... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090144263 - Search results using a panel: Techniques are described to improve search results using a panel. A search engine deploys one or more network traffic monitors. Traffic monitors analyze network traffic and find HTTP requests made to search engines. When a search query is spotted, the traffic monitor records the sequence of user requests, including search... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090144267 - Searching for virtual world objects: Systems and methods for searching for objects located in a virtual world include having a virtual construct such as a bot crawl the virtual world by moving from place to place. Object information is collected about the objects associated with the place and the object information is stored in a... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20090144275 - System and method for general search parameters having quantized relevance values that are associated with a user: The system and method comprises enhancement of results for a search engine, wherein the results from the search engine are refined or reorganized, based upon information from an identified secondary source. The results obtained using a conventional search are compared against the identified secondary source, e.g. a ratings service, and... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090144273 - System and method for music and compatibility matching: An exemplary system includes a searching and matching subsystem configured to communicate with an access device and a commercial device over a data communication network, the searching and matching subsystem including, a session module configured to assign a session identifier to a session initiated by an access device, the access... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090144258 - Systems and methods for query processing: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for online query processing, in which a SQL or other query server can generate a record of results served to clients. The distribution record of results, referred to as a distribution map, can record the identity of properties of database entries or other content... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090144261 - Systems and methods for solving multiple interacting state-space search problems: A combinatorial search method and system is implemented in a computer control system for utilizing state-space planning of operations for multi-step production processes. The planner considers various possible combinations of actions, searching for one that correctly transforms the initial state of the object (or commodity) into the specified desired final... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20090144264 - Third-party information overlay on search results: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for integrating third-party information, such as third-party rating information, over the search results. The integrated third-party information in search results provides users additional information to determine which search results to click on for more details. In one embodiment, the methods and... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090144259 - Using reputation measures to improve search relevance: A system and method for determining relevancy for dynamic data sets is disclosed. A specific embodiment for use in an internet marketplace is presented wherein the relevancy for a descriptive factor associated with an item is increased when a user selects that item. To prevent abuse of the relevancy determination... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090144256 - Workflow control in a resource hierarchy: Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus and a computer program product for workflow management control in a resource hierarchy. In one embodiment, the computer implemented method comprises, receiving data, from a plurality of target data sources, into a collection, and synthesizing the received data in the collection... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090144277 - Electronic table of contents entry classification and labeling scheme: Computer-storage media, computerized methods and systems for classifying character strings within electronic documents are provided. Initially, textual data, which includes one or more character strings, is extracted from an electronic version of a document, typically scanned from a physical document utilizing optical character recognition. The textual data is received at... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090144278 - Method and system for improving software quality, usability and support through automated usage pattern detection: A method, system and computer-readable medium for automatically determining common usage patterns of a data processing system and dynamically displaying the information back to a user are disclosed. The method includes automatically recording one or more usage patterns of a data processing system; storing the usage patterns in a repository;... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090144279 - Method for improving search efficiency in enterprise search system: A search system with a search engine applies a user search query to an index of the documents stored in a document repository for returning a result set of matching documents to a user. In order to more efficiently access, search and retrieve documents stored in document repositories, one of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090144280 - Electronic multilingual business information database system: An electronic multilingual business information database system includes a language info center, a business info center, and a search interaction platform. The language info center includes a plurality of language databases for storing characters in different languages respectively and a surrogate ID generator generating a surrogate ID for each character.... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20090144281 - Speculative computation lock coarsening through the use of localized lock reservation: A computer-implementable method, system and computer-usable medium. One or more objects among a plurality of objects can be processed utilizing a data-processing apparatus/system. One or more lock reservations can be applied among a group of lock reservations over a multiple sequential lock operations with respect the particular object. Thereafter, the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, (olp) C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20090144282 - Access control with decomposable values and it's application for virtual worlds: An access control method performed by a network server to which a plurality of users are connected is disclosed. In the access control method, upon access from each user to data stored in a network resource, the access control method searches a plurality of access control rules prepared in advance... Agent: Ibm - Arc Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20090144286 - Combining unix commands with extensible markup language (\"xml\"): Unix utilities to read delimiter-separated strings on standard input and prepare one or more request to a web service. Web service results are printed to standard output. Other utilities read one or more structured documents from standard input, locate specified portions of the structured documents, and print the located portions... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090144285 - Load based file allocation among a plurality of storage devices: A method for balancing loads among a plurality of data storage devices, includes: receiving a request from a user device to download a data file; identifying a first set of storage devices containing the requested data file, wherein the first set comprises one or more storage devices; identifying a first... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090144291 - Method and data processing system with data replication: There is provided a technique capable of executing a predetermined processing while continuing a database processing. Firstly, the database to be operated is switched from the main database to a duplicate database. The predetermined processing is executed to the main database which becomes the non-operation mode by the switching. Next,... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20090144292 - Method and system for efficiently reducing graphical display data for transmission over a low bandwidth transport protocol mechanism: The present invention improves the performance of distributed systems by reducing the amount of graphical data transmitted between an application server and a thin client. The encoding technique used for graphical data is adapted in response to the repetitiveness of the graphical data during a particular client-server session. Indexes are... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20090144284 - Method and system for global usage based file location manipulation: A method for optimizing the location of files stored in one or more geographically distributed storage nodes, includes: storing a second data file in a second storage node, wherein the second data file is an identical copy of a first data file stored in a first storage node; determining if... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090144290 - Network storage system with a clustered configuration sharing a namespace, and control method therefor: Provided is a storage system as follows. A server holds a management table that serves to manage a mount point of a file system. The management table stores a file system identifier that uniquely identifies the file system within the storage system, mount point information that indicates the mount point... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20090144287 - Service node, network, and method for pre-fetching for remote program installation: A system for a package pre-fetching for a remote program installation. The system includes a cache and a service program unit. The service program unit receives a request for a package required for an installation of an operating system and at least one peripheral application thereof from a computing node.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20090144289 - Service oriented file system: A computer-aided system and method is disclosed for designing a service-oriented file system, whose intended function is implemented by a virtual file system extended with a service port mechanism. Each service port in the service-oriented file system is associated with a collection of software applications acting as services that operate... Agent: Kurtis Johnson
20090144283 - Systems and methods for generating file usage information: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for tracking local and remote file usage, and aggregating the resulting file usage statistics for presentation to a user. The operating system of a local computer can track and generate local file usage statistics, such as most recently used files and editing time. A... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20090144288 - Www addressing: A method of WWW page retrieval from a web site, comprising entering information associated with the site; and directly displaying said page, using a browser, without any additional user intervention. Preferably, the information is in a non-Latin language. Alternatively or additionally, the information does not meet domain name specifications, for... Agent: Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman PC
20090144295 - Apparatus and method for associating unstructured text with structured data: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a semantic abstraction describing at least one underlying data source. The semantic abstraction includes at least one dimension with at least one dimension value. Unstructured text is parsed into parsed text units. A dimension value is matched to a parsed... Agent: Sap Global C/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani
20090144301 - Citation index including signals: A document, which may be referred to as a “citing document,” may include citations to one or more cited documents. An index of such documents may be referred to as a citation index or citator. A citation may be preceded in a citing document by introductory text, which may be... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090144297 - Contributor characteristic based tag clouds: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to the visual display of tags and provide a method, system and computer program product for contributor characteristic based tag clouds. In an embodiment of the invention, a tag cloud generation method can include loading tags for resources... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090144300 - Coupling a user file name with a physical data file stored in a storage delivery network: A method of coupling a user file name to a physical data file stored within a storage delivery network, includes: assigning a logical file identification value (LFID) to a data file stored in one or more storage nodes and storing the LFID in a computer readable memory; storing in the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090144294 - Creation and maintenance of a synopsis of a body of knowledge using normalized terminology: Systems and methods are provided for expressing a body of knowledge in standard or normalized terms. A topic hierarchy comprises topics related to the body of knowledge, with one or more topics comprising subtopics, and with subtopics themselves possibly comprising further subtopics. Principles are found within documents that are related... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090144299 - Data storage method: A method for storing data in a database. The method uses configuration data defining an entity and a condition associated with the entity. The method comprises processing a plurality of data items, said processing including determining for each data item whether said condition is satisfied by one of said plurality... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090144298 - Method for storing universal network performance and historical data: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for storing data collected from a network. The method may involve storing collected data only when a change relative to a previous value of the data is detected. For some embodiments, string data may be converted to numeric values, allowing... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/cisc
20090144293 - Method of representing relationships between data: Establishing relationships between data instances and characteristics of the data by associating each of data instance with at least one qualifying schema node. A unique relationship ID is assigned to relationships between any two nodes of the qualifying schema which are both associated with the same data instances. The relationship... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090144296 - Web 2.0 system and method for dynamic categorization of heterogeneous and regulated enterprise assets: A system and method for the dynamic categorization of heterogeneous, regulated enterprise information assets. In one embodiment of the invention a system includes a computer network controlled by an enterprise and a database including a plurality of enterprise data entities. A user interface, through which a plurality of enterprise users... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090144302 - Web application for argument maps: A fully web-enabled method for diagrammatically representing the meaningful structure of a complex argument or debate, or other similar information, as a schematic map made up of nodes each of which represent a discrete element in said meaningful structure . The method includes beginning a new map by specifying the... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090144305 - Dependency management with atomic decay: A dependency is identified between a first component of a distributed computing system and a second component of the distributed computing system if the first component invokes the second component. A dependency map of the distributed computing system that includes the dependency between the first component and the second component... Agent: Daniel E. Ovanezian Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090144304 - Method for summarizing flow information of network devices: A method for organizing network flow information within a relational database relates to minimizing contention for the network flow information. In particular, data is generally aggregated at certain time intervals and separately organized. In this way, contention is decreased as analysis can occur on the separated existing flow records, which... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090144303 - System and computer program product for automated design of range partitioned tables for relational databases: A workload specification, detailing specific queries and a frequency of execution of each of the queries, and a set of partitions, are obtained for the database, as inputs. A number of candidate tables are identified for the database, the tables having a plurality of attributes. A chosen attribute is allocated... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090144306 - System and method for generating communication subscriber description information: A system for generating communication subscriber description information includes an information labeling unit adapted to label original information of a specific communication subscriber, and a subscriber information generating unit adapted to generate communication subscriber description information according to communication records. A method for generating communication subscriber description information applies Ontology... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20090144310 - Bounded sub-optimal problem solving: A data structure is described that comprises a balanced binary tree and a binary heap, which may be utilized for combinatorial searching algorithms. For instance, solutions for performing a task, such as a print job or the like, are associated with nodes that are utilized to generate the data structure.... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20090144313 - Data entry commentary and sheet reconstruction for multidimensional enterprise system: A computing device is described that includes a user interface to receive contribution data of an enterprise and to display a sheet of the contribution data, an annotation interface module to receive one or more annotations for objects of the contribution data, a planning application to retrieve a context definition... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.
20090144317 - Data search markup language for searching research data: Searching research data includes defining a markup language that describes how to access a database, the structure of the database, the content of the database, and the content of individual columns of the database. Searching research data also includes using the markup language for searching research data.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090144319 - External system integration into automated attribute discovery: Methods and apparatus to transform attribute data about assets in a source system data model into attribute data about the same assets in a target system data model. The first step is to extract the necessary attribute data from attribute data collected about inventory assets of a business entity needed... Agent: Ronald Craig Fish
20090144311 - Method and apparatus for developing high resolution databases from low resolution databases: A method (10) and system (200) for generating a high resolution database from low resolution databases introduces (12) a low resolution database and selects a desired area, classifies (16) portions of the desired area and geographically locates and generates (20) a new desired area based on a higher resolution setting... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090144309 - Method and apparatus for verifying a suspect return pointer in a stack: The present invention provides a computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for verifying a return address. A computer stores the return address into a stack based on a function call. The computer generates a first hash based on a first stack frame and a second stack... Agent: Ibm Corp. (rcr) C/o Rolnik & Associates, P.C.
20090144320 - Method for generating and using a reusable custom-defined nestable compound data type as database qualifiers: A method for generating and using a reusable custom-defined nestable compound data type for use as a database qualifier provides significant advantages over using traditional non-reusable structured tables of RDBM systems is described. The method and data structures of the invention may be used to define and instantiate flexible nested-record... Agent: Sap_dlg
20090144307 - Performing hierarchical aggregate compression: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for executing database rollup queries. Methods can include iterating through a database table which has been grouped and ordered on the different columns which are in the ROLLUP clause. In some embodiments, a GROUP BY ROLLUP construct can be executed while only... Agent: Craig F. Taylor
20090144308 - Phishing redirect for consumer education: fraud detection: A method and system for detecting fraud may redirect a user from a phishing message to an education message. The phishing message may include a phishing website that mimics a target entity. A user may be convinced to disclose sensitive information to a fraudster operating the phishing website. The phishing... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090144314 - System and method for dynamically configuring a multi-model node table: A system and method are described for dynamically generating a table containing data from multiple model nodes. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: displaying a plurality of attributes from multiple different nodes of an application; providing a user interface allowing a user to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090144315 - System and method for implementing a non-destructive tree filter: A system and method are described for filtering certain rows of a table while at the same time maintaining rows illustrating the ancestry of the filtered rows. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: receiving user-specified filtering criteria from a client comprising a value... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090144316 - System and method for maintaining consistent behavior when in diffrent table modes: A system and method are described for maintaining consistent table behavior when in different modes of operation. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: generating a table containing a selection column comprised of selectable cells, the table having a current lead selected row; providing... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090144312 - System and method for providing interactive multimedia services: A method for presenting interactive multimedia programs includes selecting a multimedia program for presentation, the program having one or more segments and a plurality of additional content items, where each of the items is associated with at least one of the segments and is responsive to at least one of... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20090144318 - System for searching research data: Searching research data includes parsing research data according to a markup language to create one or more coded files, indexing the one or more coded files to create one or more indices, and providing a search interface to the one or more coded files via the one or more indices.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090144321 - Associating metadata with media objects using time: In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, a method for associating metadata with a media object is provided. The method provides the ability to tag, or bookmark, a point in time for future use. The method includes receiving the metadata, an associated time condition, and an associated user identification.... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090144322 - Exploiting metadata for performing structure-oriented operations on content-specific data representations: A system for exploiting metadata for performing structure-oriented operations on content-specific data representations, the system including means for deserializing serialized data into a content-specific data representation for use with a programming language, where the means is operative to create metadata that includes any information not found in the deserialized data... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090144323 - System and method for querying historical bean data: A computer implemented method, apparatus and program product receives user input requesting historical data associated with an entity bean, and generates event information according to the user input. The event information is stored and used to determine the historical bean data. Where so desired, the determination may involve automatically performing... Agent: Ibm-rochester C/o Toler Law Group
20090144325 - Blocking of unlicensed audio content in video files on a video hosting website: A system, method and various software tools enable a video hosting website to automatically identified unlicensed audio content in video files uploaded by users, and initiate a process by which the user can replace the unlicensed content with licensed audio content. An audio replacement tool is provided that enables the... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20090144328 - E-commerce system using searchable tags: An infrastructure facility for interactive commerce in media objects over a network is described. Consumers are provided with searchable access to media object suppliers using standardized commercial packages. A commercial package is associated with a media object by using a commerce tag consisting of embedded metadata to identify the associated... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090144331 - Method for applying clothoid curve values to roadways in a geographic data information system: Embodiments of the invention are methods for applying clothoid curve values to roadways in a geographic data information system. One embodiment is a method, comprising: selecting database segments in the geographic data information system, wherein the database segments describe roadways; determining segment chains from the selected database segments; preparing the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090144327 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for extracting data from a visual image: Capturing a visual image, or a sequence of visual images, that includes an advertisement for a product, a service, or an event. The captured visual image is scanned by an optical character recognition application to detect key words. The key words are provided to an input/output (I/O) device to enable... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090144324 - Military data link integration apparatus and method: The military data link integration solution provides a common and reusable approach to interface tactical data link radios with legacy subsystems on each unique military platform. The solution implements the full Link 16 J-Series message set. Enhancements are provided that allow the military user to activate or deactivate specific messages... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090144330 - Personal greeting/information/advertising system and method: A method and system is disclosed for providing a particular greeting (35), preferred customized advertisement (39) and preferred customized message (37) that is personalized to a particular hotel/resort guest. The greeting (35), advertisement (37) and message (39) are delivered via a service terminal unit (50) located inside a guest room.... Agent: Elizabeth Waiguchu-jackson
20090144326 - Site directed management of audio components of uploaded video files: A system, method and various software tools enable a video hosting website to automatically identified unlicensed audio content in video files uploaded by users, and initiate a process by which the user can replace the unlicensed content with licensed audio content. An audio replacement tool is provided that enables the... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20090144329 - System and method for observing communication behavior: A system and method for observing the communication behavior of a user, and analyzing data regarding the user's contacts and community. An electronic message (for example, from the user to a group of contacts) is intercepted and copied; the message content and message data are stored in a database. A... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090144336 - Incremental packaging: A project directory structure of an application or service is mapped to a package directory structure. A package is built for the application or service by copying files from the project directory structure to the package directory structure in accordance with the mapping. An event trigger is detected, wherein the... Agent: Daniel E. Ovanezian Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090144335 - Self learning to support navigation to correct an inconsistent property: Methods and systems for maintaining objects using computer self-learning to determine which user interface (UI) screen to navigate to for correcting an inconsistent property of an object are presented. In an embodiment, a data class module is used by the computer system for accessing an object's properties. When the data... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090144332 - Sideband access based method and apparatus for determining software integrity: A management controller supplies a processor with a command via a sideband interface on the processor. Responsive to the command, the processor reads storage locations accessible by the processor and supplies the contents of the storage locations to the management controller via the sideband interface. The management controller then evaluates... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP
20090144334 - System and method for contact management: An automated system and method for periodically searching information relating to a person's contact list and updating an informational database. A target name is extracted from a contact list of a user, and a search is performed (e.g. on the Internet) for data related to the target name. The data... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090144333 - System for maintaining a database: A system for maintaining a database. The system includes a storage unit for storing many tablets each tablet including multiple records. The tablet controller is configured to maintain the relationship between the tablet and the storage unit. The tablet controller tracks failures to access the storage unit and designates a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090144338 - Asynchronously replicated database system using dynamic mastership: A system for a distributed database implementing a dynamic mastership strategy. The system includes a multiple data centers, each having a storage unit to store a set of records. Each data center stores its own replica of the set of records and each record includes a field that indicates which... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090144337 - Commitment control for less than an entire record in an in-memory database in a parallel computer system: In a networked computer system that includes multiple interconnected nodes, a commitment control mechanism allows designating certain portions of a record in an in-memory database as mandatory and other portions of the record as secondary, and performs mandatory commitment control once all the mandatory portions are available even if one... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20090144339 - Method and device for customizing a mail history: A method and a device for customizing a mail history are provided. A method in accordance with an embodiment includes: generating a mail tree composed of all received mails belonging to a same topic; receiving a user input indicating a mail to be replied to and a mail to be... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090144341 - Ad hoc data storage network: One or more devices on a network are detected by an offsite data backup system. Upon detection of a given device, the data backup system authenticates the device and determines whether the device is authorized and capable to receive backup data. The backup system identifies data to be backed up,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090144340 - Method and apparatus for reporting and invoicing of data downloads: The present invention provides an apparatus for reporting about a download of an item of digital data to an end user from a plurality of logged data sources. The item of digital data is downloadable in one or more sessions but also divisible into portions. The apparatus comprises multiple event... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090144343 - Peer-to-peer n-way syncing in decentralized environment: An apparatus and method of synchronizing a datum between a plurality of stores is disclosed. A version history is associated with the datum in each store. The version history has one or more entries, and each entry has an identifier and a value. The identifier identifies a store that has... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20090144342 - Techniques for versioning file systems: Techniques are presented for versioning file systems. Files and directories are versioned in a manner that permits the versions to be mounted on a device of a user. The original security restrictions that existed with the versions when they were versioned are retained with the mount. Moreover, the user can... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20090144344 - Apparatus, system, and method for replication of data management information: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for replication of data management information. A base replication module replicates a base table on an active server to a first and second standby server. The base table comprises configuration parameters for storage devices, logical volumes, physical interconnections, logical interconnections, and logical subsystems... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090144345 - System and article of manufacture for consistent copying of storage volumes: Provided are a system and article of manufacture for copying storage. Copy operations are performed on source storage units to copy to target storage units, wherein the copy operations create a consistent copy of the source storage units in the target storage units. While performing a copy operation to copy... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090144346 - Partitioning and repartitioning for data parallel operations: A query that identifies an input data source is rewritten to contain data parallel operations that include partitioning and merging. The input data source is partitioned into a plurality of initial partitions. A parallel repartitioning operation is performed on the initial partitions to generate a plurality of secondary partitions. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090144347 - Storage volume spanning with intelligent file placement and/or rearrangement: In some embodiments a determination is made as to whether a file is to be placed on a slower drive of a logical storage volume span or a faster drive of the logical storage volume span. The file is placed on the slower drive or the faster drive based on... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20090144348 - Variable length data storage device, variable length data storage method, variable length data reading method, and a program for the same: A variable length data storage device enables clearly and quickly determining where there are breaks in variable length data even when the variable length data is stored without gaps therebetween in a stored data file. A variable length data storage step (S509) stores a plurality of variable length items, each... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
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