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20090327210 - Advanced book page classification engine and index page extraction: Embodiments of the present invention relate to classifying pages of an electronic document, such as a scanned book page. An algorithm, such as a constrained conditional random fields algorithm, is applied to the contents of the electronic document to determine the type of page the electronic document is. Page types... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327209 - Content having native and export portions: Content is described having native and export portions. In an implementation, one or more computer-readable media includes instructions that are executable on a computing device to store content in a content container as a native portion and an export portion. The native portion is native to an application that originated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327211 - Virtualization management using a centralized server: Some embodiments of virtualization management using a centralized server have been presented. In one embodiment, a centralized server obtains metadata of an operating system and information on provisioning computing resources from a software vendor. The centralized server is deployed within an internal network of a customer of the software vendor,... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090327217 - method and system for creation and dynamic updating of best data arrangement in digital data store system: The current invention is a method and a system for analyzing templates of queries, with different levels of precision. When the system of the current invention takes a decision to arrange data, these templates are used, and a single data arrangement object (HRBlob) is designed which may serve a single... Agent: Marsteller & Associates
20090327213 - Document index for handheld application navigation: A mobile device includes an application programmed to include an input/output module programmed to load a document and render the document on the display. The application also includes a parsing module programmed to parse the document and to identify certain tags within the document that are associated with data structures.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090327216 - Dynamic run-time optimization using automated system regulation for a parallel query optimizer: A computer-implemented apparatus, method, and article of manufacture for optimizing a database query. System conditions and operating environment events that occur during operation of the computer system are monitored. An n-dimensional optimizer matrix is used to identify at least one rule resulting from the monitored system conditions and operating environment... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090327212 - Efficient sql access to point data and relational data: Some embodiments include reception of a structured query language query, determination of at least one point data query and at least one relational data query based on the structured query language query, transmission of the at least one point data query to at least one point data server, transmission of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090327215 - Linear hint video streaming: A streaming file is constructed with a file header section that includes a file header object, a media data file descriptor, and an index descriptor. A hinting index section includes a first level hinting index with a linear organization corresponding to timing tick key values. A second level hinting index... Agent: Wilson & Ham
20090327214 - Query execution plans by compilation-time execution: Described is a query optimizer comprising a query tuner that performs actual execution of query fragments to obtain actual results during compilation time, and uses those actual results to select a query plan. The actual results may be combined with estimates for fragments that were not executed. The tree may... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327218 - Systems and methods of reverse lookup: In one embodiment, a system and method is provided for reverse lookups using a reverse lookup hint stored in metadata associated with a file or directory. The reverse lookup hint is used to retrieve an entry, comprising a name of the file or directory, which is stored in a map... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090327241 - Aggregating contents located on digital living network alliance (dlna) servers on a home network: One or more active DLNA servers are queried for A/V content information associated with A/V content stored at each of the one or more active DLNA servers. Associated A/V content information is received from each of the one or more active DLNA servers. The received A/V content information is aggregated... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20090327220 - Automated client/server operation partitioning: An operation (such as a relational query) may be processed on a processing engine (such as a relational database server) on behalf of a client. A conventional processing involves the delivery of the operation to the processing engine, which executes the entire operation to completion and returns a result data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327224 - Automatic classification of search engine quality: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to predicting a best search engine to use for a given query. In aspects, a predictor may use various approaches to determine a best search engine for a given query. For example, the predictor may use features derived from the query itself,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327229 - Automatic knowledge-based geographical organization of digital media: Various techniques for a method for generating location information for a digital media file. In one implementation, the method may include receiving a first digital media file with location information and a second digital media file without location information, receiving a location hierarchy of the first digital media file, wherein... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327228 - Balancing the costs of sharing private data with the utility of enhanced personalization of online services: Described herein is a method that includes determining a utility to a user of sharing a set of attributes for use in connection with personalized searching or other online services. The method further includes determining a cost to the user of sharing the set of attributes. The method also includes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327239 - Bitmap device identification in a wireless communication system: A method and apparatus for identifying devices using a bitmap are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises: accessing a memory to obtain one or more bitmaps that map each bit location in the bitmap to an index value, where one index value is assigned to each remote wireless media... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090327219 - Cloning objects in a virtual universe: In one embodiment, the process obtains avatar tracking data that identifies a location of an avatar in relation to a range of an object. The range includes a viewable field. In response to the location of the avatar being within the range of the object, the process queries a data... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090327221 - Contemporaneously sharing resources targeted by a library: Computer-readable media, computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for acting on properties of multiple resources, which span disparate locations within a network, upon detecting an intuitive user-initiated operation are provided. Initially, a library is provided that includes a framework for contemporaneously accessing a collection of items within a scope... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327245 - Database systems and methods for providing customizable themes for presentations: A method of and system for providing a theme based presentation is provide, preferably including detecting the presence of a mobile node within a range of a router node, querying a relational database with a unique ID of the mobile node for a group identifier corresponding to the theme based... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090327222 - Dynamic selection of media for playback: A list of media, such as image media, is dynamically generated and provided to a user. The dynamically generated media playlist may be associated with a user's “favorite pictures,” “favorite music” or some other type of media. Each of the “favorite media” features may be associated with playlist criteria, which... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090327238 - Extensible binding of data within graphical rich applications: An arrangement is provided for retrieving and updating data within an application, such as a media player application and its metadata. Information is gathered from multiple remote sources. The remote source is queried for information, and information is received from the same. The received information is compared to a number... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327232 - Hosted system for enabling enterprises to build and operate online communities: A system that enables enterprises to design, create integrate and operate online communities. The system operates as an on-demand hosted platform (software-as-a-service) that provides a secure and reliable architecture on which enterprises can safely and securely develop, execute and manage their online communities. The platform combines a wide range of... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20090327246 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and medium storing program thereof: Metadata to be appended to an object in a document is generated. When the user edits the generated metadata, another document including the same object as the object to which the metadata is appended is searched for, and the contents edited by the user are reflected to metadata appended to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090327231 - Inline enhancement of web lists: Method of searching for one or more images that relate to a list entry item on a web based list. In one implementation, the method may include receiving a request to search for the one or more images that relate to the list entry, sending the request to an online... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327249 - Intellegent data search engine: Automatically extracting information that matches a predetermined criterion from one or more web pages at one or more web sites and automatically producing one or more extracted data-field names from the information extracted from the one or more web pages at the one or more web sites. The extracted information... Agent: Law Office Of Dorian Cartwright
20090327226 - Library description of the user interface for federated search results: Methods and computer-readable media are provided for performing a federated search using a library description file to locate multiple data sources. For a federated search, a library description can be used to describe a set of data sources searched, and may further be used to describe how search results should... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327227 - Meeting room and resource scheduling and prioritization based on attendee location: A method for meeting room scheduling includes receiving a specification for a meeting, including a list of attendees, and determining respective physical locations for each of the attendees. One or more optimal locations in which to have the meeting is found by calculating which ones of the physical locations has... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090327248 - Method and apparatus for improving the integration between a search engine and one or more file servers: In one aspect of the invention, a search engine parses files stored among one or more file servers in order to create and maintain index information used by the search engine to perform searches. For a given file server, the population of files presented to the search engine is reduced... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090327250 - Method and apparatus for searching and resource discovery in a distributed enterprise system: A method for searching and resource discovery in a distributed enterprise (DE), the method including: generating a first classifier for a first repository in the DE; generating a second classifier for a second repository in the DE, where the second classifier has a vector element identifying a location of the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun
20090327233 - Method of selecting objects in web pages: A method of selecting objects in web pages provides users with conveniently selecting objects of interest in a target web page. With the method of the present invention, it is not necessary for the users to either know the makeup language for the web pages or create a program reserved... Agent: Patenttm.us
20090327244 - Method, process, apparatus and system for peer-to-peer media sharing, transmissions and distributions: The current invention describes method, process, apparatus and system for peer-to-peer media sharing, transmissions and distributions for digital personal media. The current invention is designed to facilitate highly scalable and efficient media distributions for high quality personal media. A purpose of the current invention is to simplify and enhance high... Agent: Dharmarus Rizal
20090327247 - Method, system and apparatus for storing and querying session history records: The present disclosure discloses a method, system and apparatus for storing and querying session history records. The method for storing session history records includes: receiving a request from the first server at the user side; judging whether the request carries a storage indication; if the request carries a storage indication,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090327242 - Parallel, in-line, query capture database for real-time logging, monitoring and opitmizer feedback: A computer-implemented method, apparatus and article of manufacture for optimizing a database query. A query execution plan is generated for the database query, which may be stored in an in-line query capture database. Execution of the query execution plan may be monitored in order to generate performance information, which also... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090327243 - Personalization engine for classifying unstructured documents: Unstructured electronic documents are classified for profiling and targeting users for additional relevant content. Behavioral data is gathered from user activity, and user documents and actions are categorized. Profile information is combined with collaborative and editorial data to provide users with credible information regarding products. Author-generated document classification information is... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090327235 - Presenting references with answers in forums: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting references with answers in forums. In some implementations, a method for executing an embedded search query includes presenting a media item including a question, an answer, and a reference for the answer. The reference embeds in the answer... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090327223 - Query-driven web portals: The described implementations relate to query portals. One technique analyzes search results generated by a web search engine responsive to a user search query. The technique also dynamically generates a query portal that lists the search results as well as entities identified from the search results.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327225 - Relationship serialization and reconstruction for entities: Systems and methods that enable relationship information to be carried along with the entity when serializing/deserializing entities among application tiers. A tracking component tracks information on relationships associated with an entity, and further enables users to perform subsequent change processing on the entity's relationship information. Accordingly, relationship information can be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327230 - Structured and unstructured data models: Structured and/or unstructured data is processed with the aid of a data model. The data model provides a conceptual description of source content that can be generated or otherwise modified automatically as a function of data, models, and/or structure associated with the data. Both structured and unstructured data can be... Agent: Himanshu S. Amin Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090327240 - System and method for organizing data in a dynamic user-customizable interface for search and display: The invention describes a system and method for searching, organizing and displaying information in a user-specified flexible context that enables users to create customized hierarchical views and groupings. The formats for acquiring search results may be stored so that they may be re-applied to the same data or any similarly... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090327234 - Updating answers with references in forums: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for updating answers with references in forums. In some implementations, a method includes presenting a media item including a question, a box for updating the media item with an answer, and a search field for entering a search query. In... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090327236 - Visual query suggestions: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for presenting video search results for query suggestions are provided. A search query is received from a user. One or more query suggestions related to the search query are determined. One or more video items or images relevant to the one or more query... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327237 - Web forum crawling using skeletal links: A method and system for identifying informative links of a web site for use in crawling the web site is provided. A forum crawler analyzes sample web pages of a web forum to identify informative links and then crawls the web forum by following links determined to be informative and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090327257 - Apparatus and method for facilitating continuous querying of multi-dimensional data streams: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to provide a query interface for formulating continuous queries of multi-dimensional data streams. The query interface is populated to generate a plurality of continuous queries. The plurality of continuous queries are executed. The plurality of continuous queries are modified at run-time.... Agent: Sap GlobalIPC/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani
20090327254 - Configuration-parametric query optimization: Described herein are techniques for Configuration-Parametric Query Optimization (C-PQO) that can improve performance of database tuning tools. When first optimizing a query, a compact representation of the optimization space is generated. The representation can then be used to efficiently produce other execution plans for the query under arbitrary hypothetical configurations.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327252 - Estimating the cost of xml operators for binary xml storage: Techniques for estimating the cost of processing a database statement that includes one or more path expressions are provided. One aspect of cost is I/O cost, or the cost of reading data from persistent storage into memory according to a particular streaming operator. Binary-encoded XML data is stored in association... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090327256 - Grammar compression: Compression of extensive, rule-based grammars used to facilitate search queries is provided herein. Rule-based grammars includes a list of rules that each comprise a sequence of token classes. Each token class is a logical grouping of tokens, and each token is a string of characters. A grammar is parsed to... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327253 - Indexing and querying xml documents stored in a relational database: A method is disclosed for indexing and querying XML documents stored in a relational database. A user is allowed to choose columns of a database table for storing XML data of a known structure. The user has to input one or more XML paths for indexed data. Each path is... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090327258 - Method for searching a product, a system for searching a product, a related product semantics determining device and a related product searching device: The present invention relates to a system for searching a product (on the internet) where the product is similar to a first product. This system first comprises a product semantics determining part that is adapted to determine the semantics of the first product based on a tag associated to this... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20090327251 - Storage of advertisements in a personal account at an online service: A system for use in storage of advertisements in a personal account at an online service is provided. The online service may be configured to serve data to a client device to cause the client device to display a graphical user interface. The system may include a search interface to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327255 - View matching of materialized xml views: A materialized XML view matching system and method for processing of SQLXML queries using view matching of materialized XML views. The view matching process of the embodiments of the system and method use a multi-path tree (MPT) data structure. Embodiments of the materialized XML view matching system and method construct... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327279 - Apparatus and method for supporting document data search: In a search support server, a related word extraction unit generates frequency information and co-occurrence information of keywords, a graph generation unit generates coordinate information of a spring graph including the keywords as nodes, on the basis of the co-occurrence information, a cluster generation unit groups the nodes into clusters... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20090327275 - Automated system and method for creating a content-rich site based on an emerging subject of internet search: Embodiments of the present invention provide automatic systems and methods for creating a web site based on an emerging subject, which is also a search keyword, by analyzing search activities (or data) of Internet users of a popular Internet search engine. Analysis of search activity data of the Internet search... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20090327259 - Automatic concept clustering: A method of identifying thematic groups of nodes by analysis of a corpus of documents. The method uses a distance metric based on connectedness of nodes, which is derived from a co-occurrence measure. The invention is also embodied as a computer-implemented visualization tool that generates a display of nodes and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090327263 - Background contextual conversational search: A method of generating search queries based on digitized audio from conversations, including: providing a database having a global hot-list of universal popular keywords or phrases and a personalized entity list comprising keywords and phrases used with a frequency above a determined threshold value in conversations involving a user; monitoring... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090327267 - Basing search results on metadata of prior results: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system, and media for determining search results based on a query. One embodiment of the method includes receiving an initial query, inspecting an initial set of query-related information that is associated with the query, which is the fruit of analyzing aggregated user-interaction data,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327260 - Constructing a classifier for classifying queries: To construct a classifier, a data structure correlating queries to items identified by the queries is received, where the data structure contains initial labeled queries that have been labeled with respect to predetermined classes, and unlabeled queries that have not been labeled with respect to the predetermined classes. The data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327266 - Index optimization for ranking using a linear model: Technologies are described herein for providing a more efficient approach to ranking search results. One method reduces an amount of ranking data analyzed at query time. In the method, a term is selected, at index time, from a master index. The term corresponds to a number of documents greater than... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327271 - Information retrieval with unified search using multiple facets: Information retrieval with unified search between heterogeneous objects is described. The method includes: indexing a first object as a document in a search index; referencing a second object related to the first object in a facet of the document; and storing a relationship strength between the first and second objects... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090327284 - Information search apparatus, and information search method, and computer product: A computer-readable recording medium stores therein an information search program that causes a computer to search for text items described in a text file. The information search program causes the computer to execute receiving input of a search keyword; searching an index file for a writing keyword that includes the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090327262 - Management of deletion requests for related documents in a content management system: A method and system for the management of deletion requests for related documents in a content management system. When a user requests to delete a related document associated with a record in the content management system, the request determines whether there are other documents associated with the record, collects the... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC
20090327287 - Method and system for performing a search on a network: A computer-implemented method and system for performing a trusted search is described. A credibility score is assigned to a Web site based on whether the Web site meets at least a portion of trust criteria. The Web site is stored in an index of trusted Web sites if the credibility... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090327281 - Method and system for ranking web pages in a search engine based on direct evidence of interest to end users: A method and system for ranking Web pages in a Web search engine is described. One illustrative embodiment receives a Web search query from a particular user, the query including at least one keyword; identifies one or more Web pages that contain the at least one keyword; determines, for each... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090327272 - Method and system for searching multiple data types: A method may include receiving data. A format of the data may be detected. Search parameters may be extracted from the data based on the format of the data. The search parameters may be extracted in a manner dependant upon the detected format of the data. The search parameters may... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090327273 - Method for providing search area coverage information: A method for displaying search area coverage is provided. A searched area (414) is recorded by a moving entity (202, 302), the search area (420) having a width defined by the position of the search entity (202, 302) as it progresses through a search area (420). The search area (420)... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090327277 - Methods and apparatus for reusing data access and presentation elements: A method and system for editing document is provided in which fragments, such as data and data presentation information, are identified, and metadata is generated for each fragment. A record associated with each fragment and related metadata is entered into a fragment database. The fragment database can be searched by... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090327286 - Methods and systems for improving a search ranking using location awareness: Systems and methods improve search rankings for a search query by using location data associated with queries and documents related to the search query. In one aspect, a search query is received, a location score is determined, a topical score is determined, and an ordering of documents related to the... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090327280 - Methods and systems for increasing protein food safety: Methods, systems, and devices for increasing protein food safety are provided. According to one embodiment, a method in a computer system for increasing protein food safety includes steps: (a) receiving contamination level data; (b) accessing from a database stored data comprising prior contamination level data, prior interventions associated with the... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20090327276 - Organising and storing documents: A data handling device has access to a store of existing metadata pertaining to existing documents having associated metadata terms. It analyses the metadata to generate statistical data as to the co-occurrence of pairs of terms in the metadata of one and the same document. When a fresh document is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090327269 - Pattern generation: Generation of patterns used to facilitate search queries is provided herein. A pattern includes a sequence of token classes and new token classes. A sample query is parsed to identify tokens within the sample query that match a token associated with a referenced set of token classes. New token classes... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327274 - Prefetching data for document ranking: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to prefetching data for use in ranking of electronic documents via a document ranking component.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20090327268 - Providing targeted information for entertainment-oriented searches: Systems and methods for providing immediate access to comprehensive information and answers on a set of related search engine results pages for common searches executed in the entertainment domain relating to, for instance, music, musicians, movies and celebrities. Upon receipt of a keyword-based search query, a decision is made regarding... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327265 - Relevance score in a paid search advertisement system: Described is a paid search advertising technology in which advertisements associated with bidding keywords are ranked by relevance when returning one or more advertisements in a response to a query. A relevance score is computed for an advertisement based on the bidding keyword and page data (text and/or other page... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327261 - Search techniques for rich internet applications: A computing device includes one or more rich internet application (RIA) client engines. Each RIA client engine includes a corresponding private RIA storage area. The computing device also includes a per-RIA public storage area for each RIA. The per-RIA public storage area including a subset of data items in the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327285 - Semantic reconstruction: Determining a semantic relationship is disclosed. Source content is received. Cluster analysis is performed at least in part by using at least a portion of the source content. At least a portion of a result of the cluster analysis is used to determine the semantic relationship between two or more... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.
20090327282 - Social mobile search: Search and retrieval of information shared between members of a social mobile networks is facilitated. The search returns results in an order that is based on relevance measurements unique to each member. A comprehensive map of the interactions and behaviors that take place between the members of a social mobile... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090327278 - System and method for ranking web content: A system and a method of ranking items comprising content published and updated in predefined websites through at least one communication network, where the websites enable viewers to respond to the items by inserting and transmitting responses to the items. The system and method enable monitoring the websites to identify... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20090327283 - Techniques for web site integration: Disclosed is a method and device for finding documents, such as Web pages, for presentation to a user, automatically or in response to a user expression of interest, which documents are part of a Web site being accessed by the user, and which documents relate to a document, such as... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090327264 - Topics in relevance ranking model for web search: Described is a technology by which topics corresponding to web pages are used in relevance ranking of those pages. Topics are extracted from each web page of a set of web pages that are found via a query. For example, text such as nouns may be extracted from the title,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327270 - Using variation in user interest to enhance the search experience: Searches can be enhanced by custom-tailoring results based on a consideration of the variability of the goals of a search given a query. In an example embodiment, a system to enhance searching includes a search interface, a search-goal variability determiner, and a search experience enhancer. The search interface accepts a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327288 - Content enumeration techniques for portable devices: Arrangements and techniques for enumerating portable device contents via a content management device are discussed herein. The portable device is caused to create and store a first data structure, referred to herein as a portable database, corresponding to the contents of a media library stored thereon. Upon connection to a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327289 - Methods and systems for managing similar and dissimilar entities: Search criteria and potential targets of searches are each represented by a classification of attributes. The search classifications and target classifications are compared to determine whether a target matches or loosely matches the search criteria. The search classifications and target classifications may be modified to increase the chance of a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090327292 - Ensuring consistency among shared copies of a data element: Disclosed is a “light weight” protocol used to coordinate shared copies of a data element. A central repository holds a master copy of the data element. Applications “subscribe” to the data element (or to an aspect of it) by sending a message to the central repository. Whenever the data element... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090327291 - Primitives for software transactional memory: Software transactional memory (STM) primitives are provided that allow the results of prior open calls to be used by subsequent open calls either as-is or through another STM primitive that consumes the results of the previous invocation. The STM primitives are configured to ensure that the address of a shadow... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327290 - Selective exposure to a data consumer: A method for consuming data includes determining a scope of summarization for a data set in response to receiving a request from a summarization program, obtaining a lock on the data within the scope of summarization and consuming the data from the summarization program within the scope of data summarization.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090327293 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system, storage medium, information processing method, and data signal: An information processing apparatus includes a document information storage unit that stores a derivation relationship designating a first document as a parent and a second document generated after an operation as a child, and an operator that performed the operation; an organization information storage unit that stores a structure of... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20090327295 - Maintenance of exo-file system metadata on removable storage device: An interface between a host computing device and a transient storage device (TSD) eliminates the need for a full directory crawl of the storage volume on the TSD to maintain a metadata database. The metadata database is incrementally updated instead of being completely regenerated on every connection between the TSD... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327298 - Multimedia journal with selective sharing, sealed entries, and legacy protection: A multimedia journal system comprising one or more journal servers and one or more client devices allows users to create an electronic journal. Journals may be redundantly stored in multiple locations so as to protect the journals from damage or destruction. The system also allows control of access to a... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20090327296 - Preserving individual information privacy by providing anonymized customer data: A method of preserving individual information privacy for each of a plurality of customers while providing aggregated information about the plurality of customers includes storing static customer data and dynamic customer data of the plurality of customers in a protected database. The method includes restricting shared access to the static... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327294 - Structured coauthoring: A system is presented for structured coauthoring of a document, the system comprising a server. The server includes one or more documents organized into sections, a document permissions module that stores user access permissions for each section of a document, a document update processing module that processes requests from a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090327306 - Arrangement for anonymous api downloaded resources for advanced content: Provided are arrangements for downloading resources and managing downloaded resources. A file is requested from a HTTP server, the file associated with an original URI. The file is downloaded and assigned a handle. The file is then stored in a storage location such as a file cache or in a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327305 - Content management and access systems and methods: An exemplary method includes receiving data representative of a content instance over a network from an access device associated with a user, storing the data representative of the content instance, providing the user with an interface configured to allow the user to define at least one access rule corresponding to... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090327301 - Distributed configuration management using constitutional documents: Described is a technology in a distributed configuration network management environment, in which constitutional (governing, authoritative) documents are used to perform management tasks. The constitutional documents are structured so as to be consistent, self-contained and independently validated, yet may be combined with other constitutional documents to perform a management task.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327303 - Intelligent allocation of file server resources: A solution provides an efficient process for a user to complete operations within a file server system. A user's future requests, such as reading or writing files, are predicted based on previous operations. An effective amount of a file server's resources are allocated to accommodate the predicted future requests, thereby... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327300 - Manifest-based enhanced presence publishing: Architecture that facilitates the formalization of contracts across multiple points of presence of a given user so that the multiple presence points can harmoniously publish presence. Enhanced presence publishing rules are formalized as a contract by all the endpoints of a given infoworker. An infoworker can signed on from different... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327309 - Method for protecting files of digital photo frame: A method for protecting files of a digital photo frame includes an applying module of the digital photo frame detecting whether there are files in a storage system, which is accessed by the digital photo frame. If not, the applying module copies the files of the storage module to the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090327310 - Methods for providing access to files on an electronic device using a phone number for authentication and related electronic devices and computer program products: A method of operating a first electronic device to access files on a second electronic device includes registering with a proxy server to obtain a communication session identification, sending a request to the second electronic device to access files thereon, the request comprising the communication session identification and a phone... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20090327312 - Organizing resources into collections to facilitate more efficient and reliable resource access: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for organizing resources into collections to facilitate more efficient and reliable resource access. Namespace managers communicate with one another to form a federation namespace infrastructure. The infrastructure can efficiently route, migrate, and process namespace requests, such as, for example,... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090327307 - Personal routine system and method thereof for automatic tracking, automatic recording, and searching of a personal routine: A personal routine system that automatically traces and links a users' time, locations and activities. The person routine system includes a position recording unit for recording the user's location information, a routine tracking system having a first mapping module for matching data and files the data with the user's time... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090327299 - Replicating modifications made to contents of a shared folder: Replicating modifications made to contents of a shared folder. As a part of replicating modifications made to contents of a shared folder, modifications made to a shared folder located on a first computer system and replicated in a second folder that is located on a second computer system are accessed... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327302 - Synchronization and collaboration within peer-to-peer and client/server environments: Tools and techniques are described for synchronization and collaboration within peer-to-peer and client/server environments. These tools may provide methods that include establishing peer-to-peer relationships between two or more client systems. These relationships enable the client systems to create respective local instances of workspaces, shared between the client systems to allow... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327311 - Systems and methods for implementing a tenant space in a provider-tenant environment: The present invention discloses methods and systems for hosting tenants in a computer-based environment in which a provider stores a shared data structure. Each of the tenants may store shared-metadata referencing the shared data structure, while a first tenant may store a tenant-specific data structure specific to the first tenant... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20090327308 - Systems and methods for providing a consumption network: Systems and methods for providing a consumption network are provided. A method according to the invention may include receiving purchase information on a mobile device and recording the purchasing information. The information may be transmitted to a central database. At the central database, the information may be recorded and transmitted... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090327304 - Systems and methods for tokenizing and interpreting uniform resource locators: Aspects include methods, computer readable storing instructions for such methods, and systems for processing text strings such as URLs that comprise patterns of parameters and values for such parameters, delimited in a site-specific manner. Such aspects provide for accepting a number of text strings that are expected to have a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Duane Morris LLP
20090327316 - Dynamic tree bitmap for ip lookup and update: The subject invention provides a data structure and method for IP lookups, insertions, and deletions using a dynamic tree bitmap structure (DTBM) that utilizes an array of child pointers for each node instead of the typical TBM approach using one pointer to an array of children.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20090327314 - Extended user profile: A method of extending user profile. A user specific data related to an application is received and stored for integration with a user profile. A template for the application is received and stored. The template tailors the user specific data based on aesthetic preferences of the user to generate a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327313 - Extensible input method editor dictionary: An extensible reading system is described that provides a method of extending the readings supported by an IME application without updating the entire application. The extensible reading system separates the IME reading dictionary from the IME application, so that the user can update or supplement the dictionary with new readings... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327318 - Information exchange between a handheld device and another computer system using an exchange manager and uniform resource locator (url) strings: A method and electronic system for exchanging data between a handheld device and another computer system using universal resource locator (URL) strings. With respect to sending information from the handheld, an application may define a URL string that may indicate 1) a transport mechanism and 2) a destination for the... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20090327317 - Method and apparatus for a fuzzy distributed decision support system: A method supports a decision-making process in a time critical scenario managed by a distributed workflow consisting of a plurality of distributed nodes. The method includes assessing a given situation with available information to establish confidence percentages for possible decisions associated with the given situation and the distributed workflow. A... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20090327315 - Method for indexing photos in digital photo frame: A method for indexing photos in a digital photo frame includes inputting a category to the digital photo frame, inputting information of a photo to the digital photo frame, analyzing and indexing the information of the photo according to its relationship with previously input information of other photos, and building... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090327320 - Clustering aggregator for rss feeds: A method for merging really simple syndication (RSS) feeds. Stories containing one or more terms may be merged into one or more clusters based on one or more links between the stories. A cluster frequency with which the terms occur in each cluster may be determined. A diameter for each... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327321 - Document templates for schema-based data transfer into and out of a data-based application: Systems and methods are described for using templates associated with a document application to facilitate schema-based data transfers into and out of a database associated with a database application. Such templates may be made available to a user so that the user can easily export various data entities out of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Patent Group Docketing Dept.
20090327319 - Hybrid data model and user interaction for data sets in a user interface: A first data model in which a large dataset is stored is maintained, wherein a first set of operations is allowed to be performed on the first data model. The first data model is reduced to a second data model that is of a smaller size than the first data... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090327322 - Information worker creating component application without writing code to create the applications: A data processing system for data exchange across application boundaries is provided. The system includes a canvas memory in which to open multiple applications. A transform component generates data structures across the canvas memory in at least one application form and automatically transforms the data structures to at least one... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090327323 - Integrating data resources by generic feed augmentation: Data integration in a data processing system is provided. A data mashup specification is received and an interleaved sequence of operations as defined by the data mashup specification is executed. The interleaved sequence of operations comprises at least one of an import operation, an augment operation, or a publish operation.... Agent: Walder Intellectual Property Law PC
20090327325 - Meta modeling in decision support system: A method, system, and computer program product for providing troubleshooting data for reported fault conditions on equipment is provided. An engineering model is configured for the equipment. The engineering model includes at least one failure scenario and an associated symptom. The engineering model is stored in an equipment model database.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090327324 - Method of refactoring a running database system: A database development system is provided. The system includes a current-state source representation of a database that can be captured in a model of the database and a metadata component that preserves user intentions describing when a user interacts with the system to perform a refactoring operation (or other code... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090327331 - Ad system that interacts with plural ad engines: An ad system allows a user to create and manage an ad campaign that is administered by two or more ad engines. The ad system interacts with the ad engines using a channel abstraction interface module. For each ad engine, the channel abstraction interface module translates ad information from an... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327330 - Apparatus and method for dynamically materializing a multi-dimensional data stream cube: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to generate a stream cube to store data received from multiple data sources. A plurality of multi-dimensional data streams are generated to represent the received data. A materialization strategy is repeatedly determined for the stream cube. The stream cube is materialized according... Agent: Sap GlobalIPC/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani
20090327333 - Correlating multiple detections of wireless devices without a unique identifier: At a plurality of first devices, wireless transmissions are received at different locations in a region where multiple target devices may be emitting. Identifier data associated with reception of emissions from target devices at multiple first devices is generated. Similar identifier data associated with received emissions at multiple first devices... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20090327334 - Generating measures of video sequences to detect unauthorized use: A system that generates a first measure for a first version of a video sequence having a finite length, the first measure corresponding to measured transitions of a video object of the first video scene, drops pictures to obtain a second version of the video sequence of finite length, and... Agent: Merchant & Gould Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
20090327326 - Method and system for migrating documents: A method for exporting native source documents (NSDs) from a document repository. The method includes identifying a first NSD to export, where the first NSD includes a first version of content and first metadata, and identifying a second NSD to export, where the second NSD comprises a second version of... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090327332 - Method for implementing a bit-reversed increment in a data processing system: In a data processing system, a first instruction is received at an input of a processor. A specifier indicates both a first portion of a value and a second portion of the value. The first portion of the value is identified to be modified by the processor and the second... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20090327327 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing context triggered distribution of context models: A method for providing context triggered distribution of context models may include receiving current context information related to a first device, accessing a context profile and a security profile associated with the first device, and developing a composite context tree based on at least a portion of the current context... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090327328 - Platform-independent data application description language: Technologies are described herein for generating a platform-independent data application. In one method, a definition of a data schema is received for defining data types. A definition of a user interface is also received for access data stored in the data types. Further, a definition of business logic is received... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327329 - Price estimation of overlapping keywords: In this invention, systems and methods for providing a price estimate for two or more keywords are provided. More specifically, a price estimate is determined and provided when each keyword has terms in common, where each keyword includes one or more terms. For example, a first keyword (e.g., “car”) and... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327335 - Systems and methods for generating vendor-independent computer-aided diagnosis markers: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for vendor-independent computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) marker generation including a parser adapted to parse CAD marker data into parsed data and a marker generator adapted to generate generic marker data based on the parsed data and a configuration file. The generic marker... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090327337 - Dynamic ontology-driven template selection: One aspect of the present invention includes dynamically selecting templates through the use of an ontology. In one embodiment, an ontology is defined to structure information system content, and an ontology classification is then assigned when content is provided to the information system. Based on this classification, the most appropriate... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20090327336 - Guided content metadata tagging for an online content repository: A method for tagging content. The method includes receiving an initial metadata tag and associating the initial metadata tag with an object of an online repository. Based on the initial metadata tag, a metadata tag knowledgebase is accessed to derive at least one suggested metadata tag. A confirmation regarding the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327338 - Hierarchy extraction from the websites: The present invention provides methods and systems for building object hierarchy. The method includes: obtaining a set of web pages from a website; conducting an inter-page analysis on the obtained web pages to extract a hierarchy of the web pages; conducting an intra-page analysis on each of the obtained web... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090327339 - Partition templates for multidimensional databases: Systems and methods for storing and retrieving data items in multidimensional databases are provided. Data partition templates are generated for grouping data partitions that are similar to one another, that is, that contain information specified according to particular common characteristics (for instance, time, product, geography, etc.). The data partition template... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090327341 - Providing multiple degrees of context for content consumed on computers and media players: Multiple degrees of context for media content that is consumable on computing platforms including PCs and personal media players is provided by logically organizing context objects into halos that surround each piece of consumable content. The context objects represent information and experiences that are contextually associated with media content to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327340 - System and method for managing data using a hierarchical metadata management system: A system and associated method for managing data using a hierarchical metadata management system (HMMS). First, storing each pointer of at least one pointer in a metadata object wherein said pointer resides in a first repository, each unique file resides in a second repository, and said metadata object resides in... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090327345 - Abstraction layer for online/offline resource access: A resource abstraction layer for use in a media processing environment includes a configuration file and a set of computer-executable instructions. Both network-based and locally-accessible resources are indirectly accessible via the resource abstraction layer. The configuration file has at least two data structures—a first data structure storing “virtual resource identifiers,”... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327342 - Density-based co-location pattern discovery: Described is using density to efficiently mine co-location patterns, such as closely located businesses frequently found together in business listing databases, geographic search logs, and/or GPS-based data. A data space of such information is geographically partitioned into a grid of cells, with dense cells scanned first. A dynamic upper bound... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327351 - Electronic product design: Automated electronic document design systems and method for designing and modifying product templates. When a user initiates a product design session, a product template is presented for user editing and a product description identifier is assigned to the product being designed. Document templates are assembled from individual composite elements. The... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel
20090327349 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and information processing program: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus which can direct a user to a playlist different from a playlist being reproduced. There is provided the information processing apparatus including a content storage unit storing a plurality of contents therein, a playlist storage unit storing a plurality of playlists which... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090327350 - Interactive review system and method: A system, computer-implemented method, and a computer program product for defining rental property data associated with one or more rental properties within a review datastore. One or more user-definable rules are applied to the rental property data to generate suspect data. At least a portion of an interactive review form... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090327348 - Job support system and its method: Action frame table part 2 stores a single action frame table consist of a plurality of field items. Label of the field items are respectively worker for the instruction, object person who receives the work, supervisor for the worker, date and hour, and place. The searching part 4 searches for... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC
20090327344 - Media foundation source reader: Techniques are provided to allow developers to use a unified application programming interface to access multimedia data from different containers and in different formats.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327347 - Relationship data management: Some embodiments provide a system for processing relationship data that expresses relationship between various entities. In some embodiments, the entities are entities associated directly with an enterprise. The entities in some embodiments described below also include entities associated indirectly with the enterprise through other entities. However, one of ordinary skill... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP
20090327343 - Schema-based data transfer between a data-based application and a document application: Systems and methods are described for performing a schema-based data transfer between a database associated with a data-based application and a document associated with a document application. In one implementation, connection information established during an initial schema-based data transfer between the database and the document is maintained in association with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327346 - Specifying media content placement criteria: To control advertisement or other media content placement in content, content owners or other interested parties may include ad or media content placement metadata in the content item. Media content placement metadata may provide specifications such as a maximum media content (e.g., ad) duration, media content rating, media content size,... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090327353 - method for measuring web site performance: An approach for systematically and objectively assessing the health of a web site, or other complex system, using two layers of information. A scoring method is used to provide an objective qualitative judgment, together with detailed areas of analysis if desired. A set of metrics is identified, and a health... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327352 - Reconciliation and remediation with communication archives: Techniques for reconciliation and remediation of messages sent by a server for storage in an archive are described. Some techniques may comprise receiving a message to be reconciled corresponding to a message sent by a server to be stored in an archive. The received message may be categorized for reconciliation,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327356 - Method and system for improved transition between alternating individual and common channel programming via synchronized playists: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, apparatus and system for a synchronized playlist calculation, which is used to calculate playlists and filler media for seamless transitions during the alternation of individual and common channel programming. In various embodiments of the present invention, an optimum switching (synchronization) point is... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20090327354 - Notification and synchronization of updated data: Techniques for notification and synchronization are described. Some techniques may comprise receiving a synchronization request and establishing an updating session connection. The updating session may be based on a delay interval parameter specifying a length of a delay interval and a collection parameter specifying one or more collections to be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327355 - System and method for coordinating a point-in-time copy among multiple data providers: A system and method for coordinating a point-in-time copy (PITC) of a file or set of data distributed (e.g., striped) across multiple data providers (e.g., filers, file servers, storage arrays). A service coordinator receives a PITC request for a parent file, initializes the PITC's metadata and instructs the data providers... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090327357 - Time based file system for continuous data protection: A plurality of tokens corresponding to a plurality of data units written to a rewritable file system is stored, wherein an ordering relationship is maintained among the plurality of tokens, wherein the ordering relationship is such that a first token corresponding to a first data unit is of a lesser... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090327359 - Method of checking version number of encryption information, and optical disc playback device: According to an embodiment of the present invention, the version number of encryption information on the device being used can be checked easily by the user by means of an external command. If this is a defect information version number, playback is not performed, and a display that prompts updating... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090327358 - Resolving conflicts in content management systems: A conflict resolution system is described for reducing false conflicts among entities synchronized within a content management system. A typical content management system maintains a version for an entity that is incremented each time an endpoint modifies the entity, including changes that affect the metadata rather than the content of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327361 - Data replication feedback for transport input/output: Architecture for efficiently ensuring that data is stored to the desired destination datastore such as for replication processes. A copy of data (e.g., messages) sent to a datastore for storage is stored at an alternate location until a received signal indicates that the storage and replication was successful. As soon... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327360 - Efficient file management through granular opportunistic locking: Improved methods and systems for granular opportunistic locking mechanisms (oplocks) are provided for increasing file caching efficiency. Oplocks can be specified with a combination of three possible granular caching intentions: read, write, and/or handle. An oplock can be specified with an identifier that indicates a client/specific caller to avoid breaking... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327362 - Incremental backup of database for non-archive logged servers: Systems and methods for computer system data backup. A computer system includes an application server operating on a first host and a backup application configured to create new target database images for a sequence of backup datasets. The backup datasets include data from source databases associated with the application server.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert, Goetzel/symantec
20090327365 - Method and system for copying a file using a portable electronic device: A plurality of location identifiers are stored that include a location identifier of a removable memory and a location identifier of a memory of a portable electronic device. A file is stored in a memory of the portable electronic device, where the file is associated with the location identifier of... Agent: Palm C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20090327364 - Method of redundant data storage: Embodiments of the invention concern a method of redundant data storage in a peer-to-peer overlay network (N), and a network node (211) and a computer program product to execute said method. The peer-to-peer overlay network (N) comprises a plurality of nodes (0, 20, 50, 87, 112, 140, 179, 200, 211,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090327366 - System and method for customizing the storage and management of device data in a networked environment: A system and method for customizing the storage of data according to data attributes are provided. A user is provided with a graphical user interface for generating data archive profiles. The data archive profiles can include information regarding the attributes of the device data, specifications regarding the storage of the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090327363 - Systems and methods for processing electronically transmitted healthcare related transactions: Systems and methods for the processing, modifying, and/or performance of a clinical, administrative and/or financial “value-add” service to an electronic healthcare related transaction from a healthcare provider to a third party such as a pharmacy. A prescription switch provider receives an incoming transaction from a healthcare provider system. The switch... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090327367 - Common block storage infrastructure: Common block storage infrastructure techniques are described in which files are created through interaction with a file system to reserve extents in a volume on behalf of volume storage drivers, which may form a driver stack that resides logically on top of the volume. The files protect the reserved extents... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327370 - Defragmentation of digital storage media: The invention concerns a technique for defragmenting digital storage media (disks). The invention is based on a filter driver or corresponding technology receiving all I/O to and/or from the file system driver, and which by itself is able to send I/O requests to the file system driver FIG. 2 illustrates... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090327368 - Dynamic write balancing in a data storage system: Available storage locations are identified by searching through a free blocks object non-sequentially. The free blocks object may be logically divided into sections, and the sections may be searched non-sequentially. Each section may be logically divided into a number of sub-sections, and the sub-sections of the various sections may be... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20090327369 - Method and apparatus for multi-format data exchange: Multi-format file transfer can be accomplished, without the need for storing files in each of a plurality of formats, by linking a plurality asset-containing first folders (161-16m), each having a first format, to a plurality of virtual non-asset containing second folders (141-14n) each having a second format. A client seeking... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20090327371 - Storage control device: The storage control device includes: a control unit that stores a data file that includes main data and file information in a write-once type storage medium having a data information area containing a plurality of clusters having a predetermined size; an acquisition unit that acquire size information of the clusters... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090327376 - B-file abstraction for efficiently archiving self-expiring data: Systems and methods are provided for data processing and storage management. In an illustrative implementation an exemplary computing environment comprises at least one data store, a data processing and storage management engine (B-File engine) and at least one instruction set to instruct the B-File engine to process and/or store data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090327377 - Copying entire subgraphs of objects without traversing individual objects: Copying or compacting performance in garbage collection is improved by copying a first memory area (preferably comprising multiple objects) to a second memory area without traversing individual objects in the copied memory area and adjusting all copied memory locations identified as pointers in a metadata data structure. An entire linearized... Agent: Tatu Ylonen Oy, Ltd.
20090327372 - Garbage collection via multiobjects: Computer system, method and article of manufacture for garbage collection in computer systems that combines individual objects into linearized trees called multiobjects and thereafter utilizes multiobjects to implement most memory management operations such as detection of dead objects and compaction without the need to inspect individual objects, thereby improving performance... Agent: Tatu Ylonen Oy, Ltd.
20090327375 - Method and apparatus for handling edge-cases of event-driven disposition: Retention of data is managed and data holds are enforced. At least one event consumer data source contains data that is subject to a retention schedule that defines rules for the disposition of the data. An enterprise retention management (ERM) application accepts at least one hold request that defines at... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090327374 - Method and apparatus for performing concurrent garbage collection: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates performing concurrent garbage collection. Note that the system uses hardware-supported GC barriers. During operation, the system executes a first mutator thread. While executing the first mutator thread, the system performs a garbage-collection operation using a garbage-collector thread. Performing the... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090327373 - Method for performing memory leak analysis inside a virtual machine: A method, system, computer program product, and computer program storage device for performing a memory leak analysis inside a virtual machine is disclosed. By utilizing thread stack(s), class statics, and/or a list of root objects, a DFS algorithm starts execution at root objects in the thread stack(s), class statics, and/or... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090319469 - Automatic selection and retrieval of metrics for display on user interfaces: A system and method for automatic selection and retrieval of metrics for display on user interfaces. A selection of a model of an entity or process stored on a computer readable medium is received. Definitions of metrics regarding the entity or process extracted are extracted from the model. Source information... Agent: Dr. Michael Lesser Fyi Corporation
20090319471 - Field mapping for data stream output: A method for configuring data stream output. The method includes presenting a user interface for selecting one or more data fields from a first data source and receiving a selected data field of the first data source. An output tag corresponding to a mapping of the selected data field for... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319468 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a circumscribed area generation unit configured to generate a circumscribed area circumscribing data, and a display control unit configured to display a page in which the circumscribed area generated by the circumscribed area generation unit is laid out at the position of a designated area.... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090319470 - Triggers for time-shifted content playback: In accordance with one or more aspects, a trigger corresponding to media content is retrieved from a storage device. The trigger includes a time-shift parameter identifying how much playback of the media content can be time-shifted while keeping the trigger valid. A determination is made, based at least in part... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319476 - Adaptive materialized view selection for databases: Techniques described herein adaptively select materialized view fragments for persistent maintenance. During an interval of time, the selected fragments are persistently maintained in the database system, while the other non-selected fragments are not persistently maintained as materialized view fragments. Over time, the composition of the set of selected fragments may... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20090319474 - Aggregating database queries: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for aggregating database queries for energy efficiency. In one embodiment, queries received by a DBMS are aggregated and staged according to hard-disk drives required for query execution. Each group of queries accessing a given drive may be dispatched for execution together. Further, the queries... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090319472 - Event based organization and access of digital photos: Architecture and its implementation of an event-based media management system and method are disclosed. A generic model for events is used for developing architecture for media management, called Eventcentric Media Management (EMMa) system. The system focuses on event experiences and provides flexible functionality for media management. The system and method... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20090319475 - Grouping predicted database queries: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for aggregating database queries for energy efficiency. In one embodiment, queries received by a DBMS are aggregated and staged according to hard-disk drives required for query execution. Each group of queries accessing a given drive may be dispatched for execution together. Further, the queries... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090319473 - Method and system of using a local hosted cache and cryptographic hash functions to reduce network traffic: The described method and system enables a client at a branch office to retrieve data from a local hosted cache instead of an application server over a WAN to improve latency and reduce overall WAN traffic. A server at the data center may be adapted to provide either a list... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319477 - Performing cost-based optimizations of authorization checks in database systems: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates performing a cost-based optimization of authorization checks in a database system. During operation, the system receives a query at the database system. Next, the system estimates a cost for executing the query, which involves estimating a cost for evaluating... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090319492 - Apparatus processing user generated data and method of controlling the apparatus: An apparatus uninstalling a target application includes a processing unit configured to move user generated data from a user-generated-data storage area managed by the target application to be installed to a user-generated-data storage area managed by another application that is installed.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090319482 - Auto-generation of events with annotation and indexing: Recording of various events in a video format that facilitates viewing and selective editing are provided. The video can be presented in a wiki-format that allows a multitude of subsequent users to add, modify and/or delete content to the original recorded event or a revision of that event. As edits... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090319481 - Framework for aggregating information of web pages from a website: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for extending media annotations using collective knowledge. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving a plurality of content items and associated annotations. The method further normalizes the plurality of associated annotations and calculates pair frequencies for... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP
20090319483 - Generation and use of an email frequent word list: Technologies are described herein for generating a mailbox specific frequent word list associated with a mailbox. In one method, an index scan is performed on catalogs to retrieve search data mapping words to emails containing the words. The search data is provided across multiple mailboxes. A universal frequent word list... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319491 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a pattern extraction unit configured to extract operation patterns from operation history information at least including an operation history of a user and information on a device state obtained from a plurality of operation target devices, a defined pattern database configured to previously register a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090319478 - Method for improving the performance of a file system in a computing device: A computing device filesystem is provided with separate presorted arrays of pointers to subdirectory and file entries along with the standard unsorted and mixed flat file lists which comprise directories in filesystems such as FAT. When included in boot ROMs on mobile battery operated devices, this enables a much shorter... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20090319479 - Method for managing and processing information of an object for presentation of multiple sources and apparatus for conducting said method: In case that a main component and an auxiliary component to be presented in synchronization with the main one have to be presented through data transmission between both devices, the present invention issues connection preparation actions to the both devices respectively for each of a main component and at least... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090319486 - Methods and systems for real-time continuous updates: Embodiments of the present invention provide fine grain concurrency control for transactions in the presence of database updates. During operations, each transaction is assigned a snapshot version number or SVN. A SVN refers to a historical snapshot of the database that can be created periodically or on demand. Transactions are... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090319490 - Operation control apparatus, method of displaying contents list, and contents display and playback system: An operation control apparatus includes: a display portion; a communication portion that communicates with a contents supply device and a playback device via a network; an operation portion that operates the contents supply device and the playback device via the communication portion; a memory portion that stores therein identification information... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090319485 - Optimizing scalar search in a text indexing and search server: Method, system, and computer program product for query processing are provided. In one implementation, the method comprises receiving a query that includes a full text portion. An invariant part of the full text portion is then compiled and stored. Additional queries received are executed by reusing the compiled invariant part.... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090319493 - Pipeline architecture for a network device: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may include a plurality of search engine pipeline stages, each of the plurality of search engine pipeline stages being configured to submit a particular search request to a plurality of search engines. The apparatus may also include the... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Cpa Global
20090319487 - Scalar representation for a logical group of columns in relational databases: Systems and methods that group atomic scalar values recognized by a database such as columns into sets (e.g., column sets). A grouping component associated with the SQL server creates a logical representation for column groupings, which are accessible by a single I/O and can be co-located (e.g., substantially close or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319480 - Security policy management device, security policy management system, and storage medium: Policy information stores policy setting information and identification information of a policy in correlation with each other, the policy setting information correlating setting content of the policy with each data type information indicating whether data for which the policy is set is original data or derived data. A data information... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20090319488 - Server for managing anonymous confidential data: When a user records confidential data in a communicating object, the user inputs the confidential data which are encoded and transmitted, with a reference of the user, towards a server in order to record the encoded confidential data in association with the reference. When a user searches for a reference... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090319489 - System and method for improving operations on a media server: A system and method by which a media server's operations may be improved. A new action parameter is provided. The action parameter, which may be used, for example, in browse and CreateObject operations, may be used by a device as a “hint” to inform a server about a forthcoming action.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20090319484 - Using web feed information in information retrieval: A method and system for using web feed information are provided in which web feed information is obtained relating to a resource referenced in a web feed, wherein web feed information includes at least one of: content of a web feed entry, metadata of a web feed, and information relating... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090319497 - Automated translation of service invocations for batch processing: The utilization of data services (such as web services) may involve the invocation of services, which may reduce performance and overburden the server. In some scenarios, the invocation may be specified in a language that does not support batch invocation, but it may not be feasible to re-code the invocations... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319496 - Data query translating into mixed language data queries: Data source queries may be specified in various languages, such as SQL, XQuery, and object-oriented languages, and each language may have various linguistic features that enable different types of queries. It may be advantageous to formulate mixed language queries having portions specified in a first language and portions specified in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319502 - Distributed peer location in peer-to-peer file transfers: A method and system for facilitating peer-to-peer networking among local peers are described. Hashes are generated from a digital content file and virtual coordinates of virtual nodes in a virtual coordinate system. The generated hashes are then used to retrieve peer connection information.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090319494 - Field mapping for data stream output: A method for configuring data stream output. The method includes presenting a user interface for selecting one or more data fields from a first data source and receiving a selected data field of the first data source. An output tag corresponding to a mapping of the selected data field for... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319495 - Presenting instant answers to internet queries: Methods are described for utilizing user-submitted data to provide a response to a query request. User-submitted data are received and referenced upon receiving a query request from an unregistered requester, a potential response is automatically identified from the user-submitted data, the potential response is extracted, and presented in response to... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090319498 - Query processing pipelines with single-item and multiple-item query operators: Queries against data sources (such as language-integrated queries to be applied against relational databases) may be prepared for processing by a query processing pipeline. This pipeline performs services including transforming the query into a form more easily applied by the data source, e.g., into SQL, by matching query terms with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319499 - Query processing with specialized query operators: Queries targeting various data sources are processed in a query processing pipeline that parses the query into a set of operations (e.g., an expression tree or a translated SQL query) using a set of query operators, each handling a particular type of operation. The query operators are often designed in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319500 - Scalable lookup-driven entity extraction from indexed document collections: A set of documents is filtered for entity extraction. A list of entity strings is received. A set of token sets that covers the entity strings in the list is determined. An inverted index generated on a first set of documents is queried using the set of token sets to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319501 - Translation of streaming queries into sql queries: A query translation system and method for processing a streaming language query on existing or stored data. The streaming language query is applied against a data stream log by first translating the streaming language query into a database management system query (such as a SQL query) and then applying the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Patent Group Docketing Dept.
20090319512 - Aggregator, filter, and delivery system for online content: A computing device that filters online content to be delivered to an individual includes a processor, and a computer readable storage medium storing instructions. When the instructions are executed, the computing device is caused to: receive content from a plurality of sources, and to index the content; receive input from... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090319519 - Communication system, communication device, and computer program: There is provided a communication system including a plurality of communication devices including first, second and third communication devices and performable of one-on-one communication with one another. The first communication device includes: a search request reception part receiving a search request for data from the second communication device; a determination... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090319508 - Consistent phrase relevance measures: Two methods for measuring keyword-document relevance are described. The methods receive a keyword and a document as input and output a probability value for the keyword. The first method is a similarity-based approach which uses techniques for measuring similarity between two short-text segments to measure relevance between the keyword and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319516 - Contextual advertising using video metadata and chat analysis: A method of delivering advertising content over the internet to a selected client, the selected client being one of a plurality of clients causing display of media content synchronously. The method includes receiving chat text from at least one of the plurality of clients, generating a set of keywords using... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20090319511 - Desirability value using sale format related factors: Some example embodiments illustrate a system and method to sort a search result using sale format information. The system and method include providing a desirability index including multiple desirability values. Each desirability value may be associated with a keyword and indicate an accumulative frequency of the keyword being in an... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090319503 - Matching queries in a network: A method of matching queries in a hybrid infrastructure/infrastructure-less network, the network comprising pluralities of first and second type communication devices respectively, the method comprising placing a first query by a user on one of the first type devices and forwarding the query via infrastructure based communication to one of... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20090319504 - Method and apparatus for providing enhanced search results to a user of a communication device: A method and apparatus of a wireless communication system for providing enhanced search results to a user. The method includes monitoring data communication on a user device, determining at least one contextual datum from at least a portion of the monitored data based on a predetermined rule; and generating a... Agent: Motorola Inc
20090319514 - Method and system for assigning scores: A system for implementing a scoring method, wherein the system includes at least a data analyzer configured to: determine a plurality of scoring intervals dependent upon the data to be analyzed; assign an integer score and a decimal score within the scoring intervals to each data to be analyzed, the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090319520 - Method and system for generating analogous fictional data from non-fictional data: A method and system for generating analogous fictional data from non-fictional data, is provided. One implementation involves recording non-fictional data, scoring the non-fictional data in terms of occurrence percentile, obtaining a set of user-configurations that represents a likeness range between non-fictional data and corresponding fictional data, based on the scores... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC
20090319518 - Method and system for information discovery and text analysis: A method for searching text sources including temporally-ordered data objects, such as a blog, is provided including the steps of: (i) providing access to text sources, each text source including temporally-ordered data objects; (ii) obtaining or generating a search query based on terms and time intervals; (iii) obtaining or generating... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20090319509 - Method and system for locating data: A system is provided for locating data in a distributed data environment, in which at least two users share a common data requirement. The environment comprises a plurality of network-connected data terminals. The system comprises at least one of the network-connected data terminals, which includes means for each of the... Agent: John E. Holmes Roylance, Abrams, Bedo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20090319507 - Methods and apparatuses for adapting a ranking function of a search engine for use with a specific domain: Methods and apparatuses are provided for adapting hierarchical structure information associated with a first ranking function tuned for use in a first domain for use in a second domain.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20090319517 - Query identification and association: Apparatus, systems and methods for predictive query identification for advertisements are disclosed. Candidate query are identified from queries stored in a query log. Relevancy scores for a plurality of web documents are generated, each relevancy score associated with a corresponding web document and being a measure of the relevance of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090319513 - Similarity calculation device and information search device: [Means for Solving the Problems] A similarity calculation device includes: a single score calculation device used when calculating similarity between first media data and a query, which calculates a single score that shows similarity between second media data different from the first media data and the query; an inter-media similarity... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090319506 - System and method for efficiently finding email similarity in an email repository: Systems and methods for efficiently identifying emails with content similarity are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method comprises grouping a first set of a plurality of email documents with only common-type subsets of character sequences in a first searchable group, and grouping a second set of the plurality of email... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert, Goetzel/symantec
20090319515 - System and method for managing entity knowledgebases: Systems and methods are presented for building comprehensive entity knowledgebases that can consolidate multiple linked references to the same entity. The resulting virtual repository can be efficiently queried. An incoming record is clustered into entities, which are collections of attributes. The system can determine the entity that most closely matches... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090319510 - Systems and methods for document searching: Systems and methods are provided for document searching. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method provides keyword searching. The method may receive a plurality of noisy keywords for a document collection. A server may generate tokens for a plurality of keywords in the document collection and merge the tokens to create... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090319505 - Techniques for extracting authorship dates of documents: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for calculating authorship dates for a document. A portion of a document to select to look for possible authorship dates is determined. The possible authorship dates are extracted from the portion of the document. A revised authorship date of the document is generated using... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319523 - Best match search: An apparatus system and methods are presented for best match search. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a plurality of functional modules configured to collect user profile information and a service provider criterion, match a service provider profile to at least one of the user profile information and the service... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20090319521 - Name search using a ranking function: An approach is described for performing a name search using a name search operation and a ranking operation. The name search operation may take text as input and apply a fuzzy matching operation and a lookup operation to generate a collection of candidate names with respective probability scores. In other... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319522 - Providing relevant sponsored links based on user interface data: A method for providing sponsored advertising based on interaction of a user with a user interface, such as a web browser, can be provided. The method can include providing a plurality of search results based on parameters received from the user via an online search engine or an e-commerce web... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090319524 - Database and index organization for enhanced document retrieval: A customized, specialty-oriented database and index, of a subject matter area and methods for constructing and using such a database are provided. Selection and indexing of articles is done by experts in the topic with which the database is concerned. As a result, articles are indexed in a manner that... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20090319525 - Lost write protection via stream-based replication: Architecture for detecting lost writes using timestamps. During a replication process, lost writes in data replicated from a stream can be detected by noting discrepancies between the timestamps of data in the replica and timestamps associated with the corresponding data from the source in original data store. A lost write... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319529 - Information rights management: In certain embodiments, a method for providing information rights management (IRM) includes receiving, from a user having an associated security access profile, a request to access an object. The object has a corresponding IRM wrapper stored with the object both when the object is stored in a document management system... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20090319527 - Method and apparatus for logging privilege use in a distributed computing environment: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that logs the use of privileges in a distributed computing environment. The distributed computing environment includes a database system, one or more client applications, and a unified security management layer between the database system and the one or more client applications.... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090319526 - Method and apparatus for variable privacy preservation in data mining: Improved privacy preservation techniques are disclosed for use in accordance with data mining. By way of example, a technique for preserving privacy of data records for use in a data mining application comprises the following steps/operations. Different privacy levels are assigned to the data records. Condensed groups are constructed from... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090319528 - Method and equipment for improving communication confidentiality: p
20090319534 - Application-aware and remote single instance data management: A method and system for reducing storage requirements and speeding up storage operations by reducing the storage of redundant data includes receiving a request that identifies one or more files or data objects to which to apply a storage operation. For each file or data object, the storage system determines... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090319533 - Assigning human-understandable labels to web pages: Methods and systems that label a web page collect a set of inbound labels for the web page, estimate a language model for the web page, compute the likelihood of generating each inbound label given the language model and assign a score to each inbound label based on this likelihood,... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20090319530 - Mechanism for unequivocally referencing content in web 2.0 applications: A method is provided for referencing content by generating a bound uniform resource locator. Content is selected, a fragment identifier is calculated for the content, and the content is normalized. A content digest of the normalized content is calculated. A content binding document is assembled in which the content binding... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20090319531 - Method and apparatus for detecting devices having implementation characteristics different from documented characteristics: Techniques are disclosed for automatically testing for incorrect or incomplete implementation of documented behavior of a device. By way of example, an automated method for checking that one or more devices comply with one or more documented behaviors comprises a computer system performing the following steps. A set of compliance... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090319536 - Method and system for transmitting a data file over a data network: In one form the invention provides a method of modifying a data file for transmission over a data network. The method comprises the steps of receiving the original data file and creating a header file, the header file including the length in bytes of the original data file. At least... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090319537 - Method and system of using structured social networks and communities to create and maintain relationships between configuration items in a configuration management database: A method is described for using social networks of communities within a large enterprise to establish relationships between configuration items in a configuration management database, and to maintain the information about these relationships as changes are made in the information technology environment of the enterprise. Communities made up of groups... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20090319532 - Method of and system for managing remote storage: A method of managing remote storage sets retention grace period, an archive retention period, and a backup retention period all equal to the same time period. In response to receiving a request to migrate a file to remote storage by any one of HSM, archive, or backup, the method creates... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090319538 - On-line web traffic sampling: A method for tracking and reporting traffic activity on a web site first comprises storing a web page on a first server coupled to a network. When the web page is requested from a visitor computer, the visitor computer is selected (or not selected) for inclusion within a sample group,... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20090319535 - System and method for interacting with clinical trial operational data: The current method and system allow sharing and integrating clinical trial operational data for easy accessibility of operational data, reusable predefined field identifiers and operational data for context and tables, and centralized use of operational data for conducting clinical trials based on semantics as well as syntax for consistency. The... Agent: Miller Nash LLP
20090319545 - Detailed data associating program, detailed data associating apparatus, and detailed data associating method: A method for associating detailed data is to aggregate the detailed data by using an aggregation key when detailed data generated in relation to a business is accumulated in a predetermined journal in a format that can identify an aggregation key and segments. The method includes storing the association between... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090319541 - Efficient identification of entire row uniqueness in relational databases: A method, system, and computer program product for efficiently comparing multiple columns of a row of a relational database to an incoming record. A computer creates a cryptographic sum for columns of a row of the relational database. The cryptographic sum is stored as a hidden column in the relational... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090319544 - Facilitating integration of different computer data systems: A method for facilitating integration of multiple computer data systems may include source-target mapping between first and second data sources of the computer data systems. The method includes mapping, by a user, data fields from the first computer data source of the first computer data system to system-neutral business terms... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20090319543 - Hierarchically presenting tabular data: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for hierarchically presenting tabular data. Embodiments of the invention utilize out-denting and/or color coding to organize and present tabular data to a user so that comparisons across multiple levels of data are possible while maintaining hierarchical organization of a... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090319540 - Synchronization adapter for synchronizing data to applications that do not directly support synchronization: A synchronization adapter is coupled to the application that does not support synchronization and generates the necessary synchronization metadata for all data in the application that is to be synchronized. The synchronization adapter then combines the metadata to the actual data to be synchronized to form a synchronization feed. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319539 - System for characterizing information: A system and method of characterizing and displaying information displays users and relevant content information in a graphical, nodal format. The users and the content information can be filtered in multiple different ways to make search results more relevant to a user's needs, and related content information can be aggregated... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20090319542 - Systems and methods to automatically replace content in a range of spreadsheet cells with information from a database: According to some embodiments, a system, method, means, and/or computer program code are provided to facilitate use of a spreadsheet application to access information stored in a multi-dimensional data source. Some embodiments include receiving, at an analyzer module, a change indication from the spreadsheet application, the spreadsheet application being adapted... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090319548 - Aggregation of data stored in multiple data stores: A data aggregation system is described herein for accessing and viewing information about an entity stored in multiple data stores. The data aggregation system identifies an entry in a primary data store that contains information about an entity. The system receives a request to associate an entry in a secondary... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319547 - Compression using hashes: A compression algorithm may use a hash function to compress a file. The hash function may be selected to have multiple collisions so that a compressed file may include the hash values and indexes to the collisions. In some cases, a database of data and their hash values may be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319550 - Fast bulk loading and incremental loading of data into a database: Embodiments of the present invention provide for batch and incremental loading of data into a database. In the present invention, the loader infrastructure utilizes machine code database instructions and hardware acceleration to parallelize the load operations with the I/O operations. A large, hardware accelerator memory is used as staging cache... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090319549 - Index compression: Compressing and decompressing compressed index lists. One or more index lists include at least a portion of the list that is compressed. A method includes reading an entry from a list. The method further includes determining that the entry indicates the start of a compressed block of the list. The... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090319551 - Occurrence data detection and storage for generalized sensor networks: Methods, devices, and systems that store occurrence-data gathered by a distributed sensor network. In an approach, an exemplary method includes receiving a target-occurrence selection, storing a parameter sensed by a sensor of the network in a sensor data set, and searching the sensor data set for data correlating to the... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20090319552 - Software merging utility: A method and system merging a file across multiple versions of the file is provided. A file check-in request is identified. A merge candidate associated with the file is automatically identified. A view associated with the identified merge candidate is automatically identified. The file is merged with the merge candidate... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090319546 - Techniques to extract and flatten hierarchies: Techniques for extracting hierarchical data stored in multiple records, flattening the hierarchical data, and storing the flattened data in a data warehouse. The data source may be an online transaction processing (OLTP) system that is designed to perform transaction processing and that stores hierarchy data in the form of multiple... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090319559 - Method and system of using social networks and communities to ensure data quality of configuration items in a configuration management database: A method and system are described for distributing the tasks of ensuring the accuracy and currency of data contained in a CMDB to a social network of communities within the organization. Configuration items (CIs) are organized into Communities, and Users are associated with these Communities. Users associated with a Community... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20090319558 - Method for reconstructing protein database and a method for identifying proteins by using the same method: The present invention relates to a method for reconstructing protein database for identifying a protein and a method for screening a protein using the same, more precisely a method for reconstructing protein database comprising the steps of i) Grouping proteins having a required homology by using the clustering software from... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C
20090319557 - Method, system and software product for streaming content: The present invention relates to methods and systems for streaming content and in particular, live content. The method includes the steps of: receiving a content stream; periodically encoding the received stream into a sequence of content files to thereby create a plurality of sequential content files; assigning a sequence identifier... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090319556 - Methods and systems of automatically geocoding a dataset for visual analysis: A computer-implemented method of generating a map view includes accessing a dataset having multiple records and multiple fields. One or more of the multiple fields are identified as geographical fields. Geographical codes are automatically associated with a first one of the identified geographical fields. A geographical map is generated for... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)
20090319555 - Optimizing documents based on desired content: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and computer storage media for optimizing the content of an online publisher. The content of the publisher is received. A category for each page of the publisher's content is determined. Desired content information and desired keyword information are received. A content deficiency... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090319560 - System and method for multi-agent event detection and recognition: A method and system for creating a histogram of oriented occurrences (HO2) is disclosed. A plurality of entities in at least one image are detected and tracked. One of the plurality of entities is designated as a reference entity. A local 2-dimensional ground plane coordinate system centered on and oriented... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.
20090319553 - Systems and methods to dynamically recognize a database member identifier entered into a spreadsheet cell: According to some embodiments, a system, method, means, and/or computer program code are provided to facilitate use of a spreadsheet application to access information stored in a multi-dimensional data source. Some embodiments include receiving, at an analyzer module, a change indication from the spreadsheet application, the change indication being associated... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090319554 - Unified metadata for external components: A system and method for facilitating execution of multiple assemblies in a framework, in which the assemblies use a component external to the framework, is provided. A runtime manager may retrieve metadata from each of the assemblies, and selectively insert the metadata into a unified types object, so that metadata... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319561 - Arrangement and a method for delivering a lost object to a user, and an arrangement and a method of providing a finder of an identification item with user data: An arrangement and a method for delivering a lost object to a user, and an arrangement and a method of providing a finder of an identification item with user data. An arrangement, comprising a control unit, a database, and an identification item, wherein the identification item comprises unique identification information... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC
20090319562 - Canvas approach for analytics: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can construct a map for summarizing analyses with respect to data included in a database. In addition, the architecture can display the map in a special canvas area. Generally, the map is a hub-and-spoke-style map in which a hub is associated... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090319563 - File format for media distribution and presentation: A file format supports distribution, presentation, and storage of media presentations (“MPs”). A sequence of a MP is composed of segments of media data referred to by segmentIDs. Segments are defined as movie fragments, pursuant to the “ISO base media file format”. Multiple instances of a segment, each having a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319564 - Intentionally-linked entities: a general-purpose database system: In accordance with one embodiment the subject of the patent is a method for storing a database comprising entity objects or data structures representing the data entities, and relationship objects or data structures representing the relationships amongst the entities. Each relationship object or data structure possesses links to the entity... Agent: Vitit Kantabutra
20090319566 - Data quality tracking: In general, a method includes determining metric values associated with data quality for one or more child nodes. Metric values are determined for a parent node based on the metric values of at least some of the child nodes, and relationships between one or more parent nodes and one or... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090319565 - Importance ranking for a hierarchical collection of objects: A system and method of obtaining an importance ranking for a hierarchical collection of objects. The hierarchical collection of objects is represented as a tree containing a plurality of nodes, and each node to be ranked is represented as a respective leaf node of the tree. To obtain the ranking... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20090319567 - System and method of data management using a structure to propagate changes to referenced objects: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for data management are disclosed, the method comprising changing original data in an original referenced object to create a changed referenced object having changed data, in response to the changing, performing the following for a referencing object that references the original referenced object, (i)... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20090319568 - Automatic selection of media representations: Technologies for selecting a media representation out of a plurality of representations of the same media offered by a media provider wherein the selected representation is a preferred representation and the selecting is based on metadata of the media representations evaluated against scoring criteria.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319570 - Consolidating duplicate item images using an image identifier: In some example embodiments, a system and method are illustrated to link item images to item listings. The system and method include receiving an item listing and an image for the item listing from a user device. The system and method include assigning an image identifier to the image received... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090319569 - Context platform: A context store holding one or more context items is accessible by one or more domain interpreters. Each context item includes a unique identifier and one or more context-describing values. The domain interpreters include context providers for loading a context item with context-describing values and/or context consumers for taking context-describing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319575 - Individualizing and encrypting on-demand media content in retail kiosks: A system for selecting and recording data, comprising: a local storage unit for storing a subset of media content items and other content; a content selection unit to display a catalog of the media content items and other content, to allow a customer to browse, search, and select a media... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090319573 - Internet based geographic information system: The invention is an Internet based Geographic Information System (GIS), which resides totally on Internet servers, allowing users to access and use the system on the Internet from a browser or equivalent, thus requiring no user installed software. The system provides enough core GIS capability to allow creation of GIS... Agent: Mark Rodgers
20090319572 - Method and apparatus for field service management: Installing and maintaining equipment, such as optical network terminals (ONTs), at customer sites is time consuming. At present, there is no way to manage field service to improve installation and maintenance procedures. A method or corresponding system in an example embodiment of the present invention provides aids to manage field... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090319574 - User programmable internet broadcast station: An apparatus and method for creating a personal radio or television station for broadcasting over the Internet includes a user logging onto a dedicated server on the Internet, creating a personal account associated with memory storage and a unique companion webpage address, selecting audio and or video content from predetermined... Agent: James F Mclaughlin
20090319571 - Video indexing: The present invention addresses the problem of marking up subject data streams and associating objects with locations in the data streams via the resulting markups. In particular, the present invention renders the subject data stream in a user interface capable of overlaying predefined markups on top of the data stream... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090319576 - Extensible task execution techniques for network management: An extensible task execution technique includes receiving a stimulus, matching the stimulus to a given workflow instance, determining parameters applicable to the received stimulus and the given workflow instance, and executing one or more tasks on one or more target devices specified by the given workflow instance and the parameters.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319577 - Providing localized individually customized updates from a social network site to a desktop application: A method of providing updates from a social network to a desktop application is provided. An update is created in an application and if the application has permission, it creates an entry in a recent activity queue. The queue is then subject to analysis to reduce the number of entries... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319578 - Synchronization and data review system: A method and system control data collection and display parameters in two or more data modules in a dynamic system. The method and system provide the ability to collect and display data in a dynamic system having two or more data modules communicatively coupled thereto. As the dynamic system operates,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/the Mathworks Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090319579 - Electronic design automation process restart: Various implementations of the invention provide the ability to extract and compare attributes for individual layout objects, and/or provide support for user-defined properties, and/or provide for fast data retrieval, and/or provide connectivity-awareness, and/or provide an optimized framework for large hierarchical designs, and/or provide a seamless interface with a standard set... Agent: Mentor Graphics Corp. Patent Group
20090319580 - Hypervisor service to provide image version control support: A revision control service is included in a hypervisor. The revision control service manages revision control operations relating virtual machine images transparently to the virtual machine. The revision control service interacts with a conventional revision control program, stores relevant revision control metadata external to the virtual machine image with file-level... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090319582 - Database snapshot management: Technologies are described herein for managing database snapshots. One user interface is provided for managing the automated creation and deletion of database snapshots. Parameters are received through the user interface that define how the database snapshots should be created and deleted. Once the parameters are defined, a timer job is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319583 - Integrated data availability and historical data protection: A single native integrated system may be provided for replicating data to one or more copies of high-availability data and for replicating the data to one or more copies of backup data. The data may be replicated, in near real-time, to the one or more copies of high-availability data as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090319581 - Online table move: A method of moving a table in a database management system includes: copying contents of a first table to a second table; monitoring operations performed on the first table during the copying; selectively storing changes performed on the first table to a temporary table based on the monitoring; and copying... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20090319584 - System and method for managing electronic mail and documents: A system and method is presented for managing electronic data and information such as electronic mail messages and/or documents to maximize efficient storage thereof. The method includes categorizing electronic mail messages and/or documents present in a plurality of storage devices or locations in relation to storage size requirements of each;... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP
20090319585 - Application-aware and remote single instance data management: A method and system for reducing storage requirements and speeding up storage operations by reducing the storage of redundant data includes receiving a request that identifies one or more files or data objects to which to apply a storage operation. For each file or data object, the storage system determines... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090319587 - Memory controller, nonvolatile memory device, and nonvolatile memory system: An access device 150 designates a file ID for directly specifying file data to a nonvolatile memory device 120A at the time of writing file data. A file physical management part 105 in the nonvolatile memory device 120A includes a file physical management table 106 for managing, such as corresponding... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090319586 - Non-disruptive file system element reconfiguration on disk expansion: An apparatus is operable with a host and a data storage component for controlling expansion of storage, and comprises: an allocating component responsive to a user input for allocating an expanded target storage space to a file system element to thereby make an expanded file system element; a file system... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090319588 - Generic database sanitizer: A method of generating a test database from a deployed database by “sanitizing”, or removing sensitive data, is employed for recreating problem scenarios from a customer site, verifying compatibility of customer data with database version updates, and for performance testing using actual, rather than generated, database structures. In database management... Agent: Barry W. Chapin Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090313207 - Idea tracking and management: Disclosure is related to idea tracking and management. The disclosure invokes a method and system for displaying and tracking ideas from a database. The invention accesses a data repository via a data connection, displays the data from the data repository, and allows the displayed data to be characterized as scheduling... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20090313210 - Encoded matrix index: A method, apparatus, and program product are provided for creating an Encoded Matrix Index for a column in a database table. An element of the column for all rows in the database table is compared to a corresponding reference value in a reference data structure, and in response to at... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20090313213 - Joins of relations in an object relational database system: A database system includes object relational tables having at least one complex attribute. The database system also includes an optimizer module that selects a join plan for a given query that specifies a join of multiple tables. If the query includes a function selected from the group consisting of a... Agent: John D. Cowart Ncr Corporation, Law Department
20090313209 - Mail merge integration techniques: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for integrating a customer relationship management application with a mail merge operation on a client-side word processor. Mail merge settings are received from a user, including a record set to use in a mail merge operation. A new mail merge document is created. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313211 - Pushing joins across a union: Selecting a join plan for a query containing a join and a union block includes determining whether to propose a join plan with the join pushed across the union block. A selection is made between a join plan in which the join is not pushed across the union block and... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090313212 - Relational database with compound identifier: A relational database system. The system includes a relational database configured to store and present data in a plurality of tables and a database application operatively coupled with the relational database. The system is configured to execute in an intermediate language runtime environment that supports native treatment of user data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313208 - Sortable hash table: A method for providing symbolic access to a plurality of objects stored in a data storage is provided. An associative array comprising a plurality of associative array keys and a plurality of associative array values may be generated. A data array comprising a plurality of data array elements may be... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090313229 - Automated management of software images for efficient resource node building within a grid environment: A method, system, and program for automated management of software images for efficient resource node building within a grid environment are provided. A grid service detects a current software environment for a grid job within a grid environment, wherein the grid environment includes multiple grid resources. The grid service searches... Agent: Ibm Corp (end) C/o Amy J. Pattillo
20090313214 - Communications system: A communications system (10) for creating and disseminating multimedia content (23) via a network, the system (10) comprising: a web site having: an editor interface (20) to record multimedia content (23), and to enter descriptions (24B) about the recorded multimedia content (23), and a viewer interface (21) to stream the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090313222 - Computer readable storage medium having data processing program recorded thereon and data processing apparatus: A data processing program generates a layered list structure which is a data structure formed of a plurality of layers. The layered list structure includes a data element layer which includes a plurality of data elements, each including a substance of predetermined data or information indicating a position on a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20090313230 - Computing job information managing device, terminal, and computing job information managing system: A computing job information managing device assigns computing job identification information independent of an existing computing job controller to a computing job. By a matching process, the device associates a job in which a computer executes computation with a job uniquely assigned identification information by the computing job information managing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090313226 - Creative work registry: A search engine server supports crawling of third party servers communicatively coupled to the search engine server to gather vectors to web content, wherein the search engine server delivers a report to registered creative work owners by identifying vectors to web content that contain similarities to their works and by... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090313223 - Data retrieval: To facilitate obtaining up-to-date data over a slow connection, reference search results are stored on a requesting side and on a responding side, and only changes to reference searches are transmitted. To achieve this, the requesting side indicates in a data request an applicable reference search or reference searches to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090313220 - Expansion of search result information: Generally speaking embodiments that dynamically expand the amount of information displayed with search or query results are disclosed. Some embodiments comprise a method for viewing information of a search that includes presenting a number of search results in response to a search, enabling a user to select one or more... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20090313225 - Information management of rights clearance system and method for using the same: The current invention provides an interactive system or platform suitable for performing a research project by individuals associated with a research company and a client company seeking the research. The interactive system provides a centralized electronic exchange for managing the research project and enhancing interaction between individuals carrying out the... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
20090313228 - Method and system for clustering: Methods and a system for search engine index clustering are described. In an embodiment, a search is performed based on a search query received from a client machine to obtain a list of items. Clusters and their descriptions are retrieved from a cluster index, and the search query is associated... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20090313219 - Method for associating configuration items to incidents: Techniques for automatically associating at least one configuration item (CI) to an incident are provided. The techniques include parsing an incident, wherein parsing the incident comprises annotating the incident with zero or more annotations and extracting at least one keyword from the incident, and associating each of the zero or... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090313224 - Method, system, and computer program product for managing information in a computer network: From respective web sites of multiple contributors, via a computer network: at least one information handling system receives and stores content, automatically and repeatedly, so that the stored content contemporaneously includes updates thereof from the web sites of the contributors. The receiving and storing of the content occurs under first... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20090313221 - Patent technology association classification method: A patent technology association classification method includes the steps of inputting a search data, searching for patent specifications matched with the search data, retrieving subject matter classification codes from each patent specification, creating an association classification code group for the subject matter classification codes corresponding the patent specifications, comparing the... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090313227 - Searching using patterns of usage: In one embodiment, the present invention is used to improve search results and/or recommendations by employing a filtered co-occurrence matrix that provides a representation as to which queries tend to co-occur with the originally submitted query. By supplementing or replacing the original query with co-occurring queries, the system of the... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office
20090313216 - System and method for best-fit lookup of multi-field key: A system and associated method for looking up a best-fit record identified by a multi-field key. The multi-field key comprises multiple fields that are hierarchically organized in an order of significance in identifying a record. The system generates a set of key values that is used for a best-fit lookup... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090313231 - System and method for brokering information between a plurality of commercially distinct clients: A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for brokering information between a plurality of clients using identifiers defining a plurality of data constructs is disclosed. An exemplary method comprises accepting a new data construct from an authoring entity, assigning a globally unique identifier to the new data... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20090313215 - System for integrated utilization of data to identify, characterize, and support successful farm and land use operations: Computer configurations, search processors (2), software, and methods of viewing and analyzing information regarding agriculture or land use automatically located relationally-linked agronomic entities with both real (18) and virtual (8) displays. Relational linking exist through broad assessment of commonality information with fuzzy logic heuristics. Dynamic link presentation (6) can exist... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.
20090313217 - Systems and methods for classifying search queries: Systems and methods for approximating a query classification are disclosed. The systems and methods may include an input interface that receives a textual input, an extractor that extracts at least one concept from the textual input, a database having a plurality of concepts stored therein, each concept associated with at... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090313218 - Virtually applying modifications: A first data set having a first hierarchical structure is identified. A second data set that represents a modification of at least a portion of the first data set is also identified. A query is performed over at least a portion of the first data set and at least a... Agent: Holland & Knight
20090313239 - Adaptive visual similarity for text-based image search results re-ranking: Described is a technology in which images initially ranked by some relevance estimate (e.g., according to text-based similarities) are re-ranked according to visual similarity with a user-selected image. A user-selected image is received and classified into an intention class, such as a scenery class, portrait class, and so forth. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313242 - Content assesing apparatus, content searching apparatus, content assesing method, content searching method, and first and second computer programs: A content evaluation device includes: extraction means (11) for extracting a feature amount quantitatively characterizing a content for each of contents; interpolation means (22) for interpolating distribution of feature amounts associated with contents having a history affirmatively or negatively evaluated for one search word among the contents; and creation means... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090313234 - Content searching apparatus: A content searching apparatus facilitating a search of a content which a user desires even where relativity between a content and a keyword change includes: a content table storing unit (108) storing content tables (108a); an input unit (112) obtaining a keyword which has been selected as a selected keyword;... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090313246 - Document importance calculation apparatus and method: A computer readable storage medium stores a program that allows a computer to execute a process comprising: acquiring information related to N documents; determining elements of an N-th square matrix D based on the acquired information, in order that D, a positive real number e, and a column vector u... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090313237 - Generating query suggestions from semantic relationships in content: A method for suggesting related queries to a user query using semantic relationships that are present in informational content stored in public domains. Semantic relationships between named entities are discovered and the named entities are extracted. The entities are indexed according to the relationships. When a user query is received... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090313233 - Inspiration support apparatus, inspiration support method and inspiration support program: An inspiration support apparatus includes: a text database that stores a plurality of texts; a text mining section that analyzes the plurality of texts stored in the text database by text mining, and outputs a text that is a result of the mining; a keyword set database that stores conversion... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090313243 - Method and apparatus for processing semantic data resources: A semantic data resource of a domain is processed by calculating relevance scores for terms which occur in domain corpora and weighting the semantic data resource depending on the relevance scores calculated for these terms. The semantic data resource may include domain-specific terms and relations, such as a domain ontology,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090313240 - Method of editing recipient header fields based on email content: A method is provided for flagging email messages sent to a user containing inquiries directed to the user comprises defining a natural language model for a set of inquiring phrasal forms in a first data store; defining a list of terms used to identify a first user having an email... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20090313232 - Methods and apparatus to calculate audience estimations: Methods and apparatus for calculating audience estimations are disclosed. An example method includes identifying a subset of stored viewership data and allocating an observation array having a first-dimension index, each indicie of the index associated with one time-period of at least one household datapoint in the subset of stored viewership... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090313245 - Mixed media reality brokerage network with layout-independent recognition: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content as a second medium. The MMR system of the present invention... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick
20090313238 - Search index format optimizations: A search index structure which extends a typical composite index by incorporating an index which is optimized for fast retrieval from storage and which eliminates data which is specific to phrase searching. Other data is represented in a manner which allows it to be calculated rather than stored. Associating variable... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090313236 - Searching, sorting, and displaying video clips and sound files by relevance: A documents database has a plurality of documents, including but not limited to text files, video clips and sound files. Each document is associated with at least one category of a plurality of categories in a categories database, and each category has at least one keyword. A search request having... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein
20090313241 - Seeding search engine crawlers using intercepted network traffic: A method includes monitoring data packets exchanged in a computer network over which documents having respective location identifiers are distributed, so as to detect a request to access a given document. A location identifier of the given document is extracted from the request. The location identifier is provided to a... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090313235 - Social networks service: A social network service provides trusted, timely and managed communications between a querying individual and an informed individual by optimizing distribution of queries to reflect a requisite amount of expertise necessary (i.e., interest, background, education, demographic attribute, etc.). Those candidate recipients with a rare level of expertise or specialization can... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090313244 - System and method for displaying context-related social content on web pages: A method for displaying context-related social content on web pages may comprise a method wherein one or more computer processors cause performance of steps comprising matching at least one cue with content of at least one web page served by a web site a user has currently open in a... Agent: Jeremiah J. Baunach The Law Offices Of Jeremiah J. Baunach LLC
20090313247 - User interface for facts query engine with snippets from information sources that include query terms and answer terms: A method and a system for providing snippets of source documents of an answer to a fact query are disclosed. Snippets of source documents may be provided in response to a user request for the source documents from which the fact answer to a fact query was extracted. The snippets... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP/google
20090313249 - Creative work registry independent server: An independent server (creative work protection server) that provides protection to the creative works of authors/artists by identifying web content in major third party host servers and other creative work content in database of the creative work protection server that contain similarities and reporting back to the authors/artists and major... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090313248 - Method and apparatus for block size optimization in de-duplication: The invention provides a method and apparatus for determining sizing of chunk portions in data de-duplication. The method chunks input data into segments where each segment has a first size, assigns an identifier to each of the data segments, assigns an index to each of the identifiers, creates a suffix... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20090313251 - Sortable and updateable compilation and archiving platform and uses thereof: A compilation and archiving platform is disclosed that includes at least one piece of information, wherein each piece of information comprises at least one tag and wherein the at least one piece of information is organized in a predetermined logical order in the platform. Methods of forming a compilation platform... Agent: Buchalter Nemer
20090313250 - Techniques for filter sharing: Techniques for filter sharing are described. An apparatus may comprise a shared filter manager component for an application program. The shared filter manager component may be operative to manage shared filtering operations for the application program. The shared filter manager component may comprise a shared filter interface module operative to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313252 - Database architecture for supporting group communications among wireless communication devices: A system and method for continually updating a large and substantially continually changing dataset that is accessed by multiple application threads, such as a group identity database of members in communication groups of wireless communication devices. A first server holds the group identity database and, as application threads on the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090313253 - Business method for communication engine: A method for coordinating the way two subscribing members communicate with the objective of enhancing their relationship, or detect incompatibilities at an early stage that will permit any one of them to opt out. The five phases of the method are: the seed request phase, the seedling phase, the budding... Agent: Rafael Castillo
20090313254 - User photo handling and control: Architecture for centralized photo storage for user profiles with consent and cardkey system integration. A picture picker can connect to a cardkey/security badge photo system to allow users to choose from badge photos. Consent is also captured by the picker to allow user photos to be used in other applications.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313259 - Container handlers for sharing and unsharing: A container reference such as a library may reference other items and may be shared or unshared among computing devices, computing applications, or users. A sharing handler may be registered for the container reference and may be used in conjunction with the sharing and unsharing of the container reference and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313264 - Device-side data de-duping: A client-side device is capable of wirelessly receiving user data for the device. The device is capable of removing duplicative user data items among data wirelessly received and data already existing on the device. The duplicative data may be “de-duped” even though duplicative data items may arise as a result... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090313265 - Ecosystem method of aggregation and search and related techniques: Techniques are described for effecting data aggregation in a network. Event notifications are received from a plurality of content sites on the network. Each event notification indicates occurrence of an event associated with a corresponding one of the content sites. Each event corresponds to a change to content associated with... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090313257 - Managing multi-node multi-version systems: A method, system, and computer usable program product for managing multi-node multi-version systems are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A process associates a version identifier with a first version of data available at a first node in the multi-node multi-version system. The version identifier corresponds to the first version of... Agent: Ibm Corp. (gig)
20090313260 - Methods and systems for assisting information processing by using storage system: In a networked information system, a portion of the information processing is offloaded from servers to a storage system to reduce network traffic and conserve server resources. The information system includes a storage system storing files or objects and having a function which automatically extracts portions of text from the... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090313263 - Multi-media server: A multi-media server capable of connecting to a digital television is provided with a file importing unit for importing a multi-media file from an external device, a storage unit for storing therein the imported multi-media file, a file reproducing unit for reproducing the multi-media file stored in the storage unit,... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C. Alan W. Young
20090313261 - Protecting a web application against attacks through shared files: A method of downloading a file from a Web application to a client computer equipped with a Web browser including: the Web browser sending an original request to download the file to a first front server, the original request being addressed to a URL comprising a hostname portion that is... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20090313256 - Reuse of shared metadata across applications via url protocol: Techniques for facilitating the sharing of metadata. In one set of embodiments, a metadata document is referenced by a plurality of software applications as a URL, the URL comprising a protocol component identifying a specialized protocol name and a path component identifying a name and namespace of the metadata document.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090313262 - Securing data from a shared device: A method for securing the use of data on a first device where the data is sent from a second device, the method including registering at least a first application on the first device, starting the at least first application on the first device, transmitting data from the second device... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090313255 - Systems and methods for reaching resource neighborhoods: A method includes determining a source URI and extracting meta data from a resource downloaded from a network; storing the source URI and extracted meta data; and utilizing the stored URI and extracted meta data to formulate a search for another resource located on the network. A computer and computer... Agent: Carpenter & Associates
20090313258 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for creating service order control system reports: Methods, computer program products, and systems are provided for creating a service order control system (SOCS) report. SOCS data is received from a SOCS database, and input in regard to configuring an output format for a SOCS status report is received. The input includes information detailing at least one data... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090313273 - service level management system: A service level management (SLM) system where the system learns the structure of a web application, monitors the operation of the application, and controls the processing of incoming requests to achieve optimal performance as defined in a service level agreement (SLA). The system is operative for example in enterprise web... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20090313271 - Detecting copied computer source code by examining computer object code: Methods and systems for detecting copied program code are described. The detection may be performed by comparing source code of a first program to object code of a second program. Alternatively, the detection may be performed by comparing object code of a first program to object code of a second... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090313269 - Method and apparatus for generating hash mnemonics: Methods and computing devices enable users to identify documents using a hash value mapped to a word mnemonic for easy recall and comparison. A hash algorithm may be applied a document to generate a distinguishing hash value. The hash value is mapped to a plurality of words to form the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090313266 - Model based distributed application management: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to model based application management. In aspects, models are defined that include structural and behavioral characteristics, rules, relations, and so forth between entities of an application. An instruction regarding a management function is received. The models are used to generate actions that... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313270 - Semantic frame store: A semantic frame store system including a semantic frame store configured to provide representation of data items in a semantic frame schema having a plurality of tables. The semantic frame store system and semantic frame store are configured to enable a conceptual structure of the data items to be changed... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313272 - System and method for providing a guided user interface to process waymark records: A system and method for providing a guided user interface to process waymark records is provided. Categories of published waymark records are maintained in a database. Each category is associated with at least one variable and one or more attributes, which each specify a type of metadata for the variables.... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20090313267 - Systems and methods for organizing files in a graph-based layout: An adaptive, interactive visual workspace for viewing groups of files based on their relationships. Relationships of files are visualized using iterative refinement of categories through a direct-manipulation graph-based layout. The visual workspace starts with a fully connected graph linking thumbnail images of related files that is then partitioned into neighborhoods... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090313268 - Techniques for dynamic cross-filtering: Techniques for dynamic cross-filtering are described. An apparatus may comprise a filter manager component for an application program. The filter manager component is operative to manage cross-filtering operations for the application program. The filter manager component may comprise a filter control module operative to determine a selection state for a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313275 - Compress transaction data using serial micro-trends: Compressing transaction data is provided. A current transaction data point is received. A determination is made as to whether the current transaction data point is a first transaction data point or a subsequent transaction data point of a set of transaction data points for a current variable length aggregation record.... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20090313274 - Persona management system for communications: A system to apply persona styles to written communications. The system includes a communication analyzer and a modification engine coupled to the communication analyzer. The communication analyzer identifies an element of original content of a written communication and determines that the element of the original content of the written communication... Agent: HolmanIPLaw/ibm Rsw
20090313276 - Process and device for data conversion, and computer-readable recording medium storing data conversion program: In a data conversion device for converting data for use in a first-stage service provision unit and a second-stage service provision unit which performs processing in response to a request from the first-stage service provision unit, first converted data is generated by converting one or more special characters included in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090313277 - System and method for 3-d map compression and intersection determination: A system and method is presented that provides for efficiently representing coordinate date of objects such as for buildings, excavations, pipelines, sewers, underground objects and the like. Also provided is a process for compressing representation of a coordinate system, for example, GPS coordinates, to minimize data requirements and to significantly... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20090313282 - Automatic request categorization for internet applications: Application service requests received by an application hosting framework are automatically differentiated and categorized, and resource usage patterns associated with the requests are predicted. Resource usage data points are successively extracted from the hosting framework. Elements of an initial resource usage pattern matrix are computed from the data points. An... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313292 - Customizable information management system: A method for managing information includes: forming a meta data structure containing first information; forming an application data structure containing second information; establishing an association between the meta data structure and the application data structure wherein the first information has the second information associated therewith using a server; and displaying... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20090313284 - Data integration method: A data integration method includes the steps of: selecting an item from a first data set as a key variable; generating a second data set including the key variable; using the key variable to associate the first and second data sets and inputting the first and second data sets into... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20090313278 - Database data dictionary: Systems and methods are provided a for manipulating data sets. In accordance with one implementation, a computerized system is provided storing, managing, indexing, interrelating, and/or retrieving data sets in a manner independent of the data model. The system includes an element module configured to store and uniquely identify elements and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090313286 - Generating training data from click logs: Data from a click log may be used to generate training data for a search engine. The pages clicked as well as the pages skipped by a user may be used to assess the relevance of a page to a query. Labels for training data may be generated based on... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313287 - Identifying objects within a multidimensional array: Data is commonly stored in multidimensional arrays. Users and computer applications may request or interact with the data objects. As larger amounts of data are stored, the resources used to maintain and manipulate the data increase. An effective way to manage resources is to operate on an index of ranges... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313281 - Mechanisms to persist hierarchical object relations: Mechanisms to persist object relations are provided. A project is defined as a series of interrelated objects having dependencies and relationships with one another. The dependencies and relationships are maintained via a storage organization for files that define the objects within a project storage environment for the project. Thus, the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20090313283 - Method and apparatus for displaying the composition of a data structure during runtime: In one embodiment the present invention includes a computer-implemented method for dynamically displaying, during runtime, the composition of a data structure in a tabular format. During execution of an application, a command indicating the name of a data structure as an argument is executed, thereby causing a dynamic data structure... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group P.C. Chad R. Walsh
20090313291 - Method and system for establishing and using a social network to facilitate people in life issues: Embodiments described herein provide numerous applications and implementations of a social network to facilitate individuals to resolve various life issues. These issues may include issues that arise when individuals or families relocate, including logistic problems, assimilation of family members in a community, and roommate pairings. As will be described, embodiments... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP
20090313288 - Method of improved hierarchical xml databases: A method is provided for initializing an XML database. The method includes the steps of parsing an XML file to extract a plurality of records, the records arranged in a hierarchical form, creating, for each record, a plurality of class objects, each class having associated therewith one or more attributes,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090313293 - Method to embedding svg content into an iso base media file format for progressive downloading and streaming of rich media content: A method of embedding vector graphics content such as SVG into the 3GPP ISO Base Media File Format for progressive downloading or streaming of live rich media content over MMS/PSS/MBMS services. The method of the present invention allows the file format to be used for the packaging of rich media... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090313290 - Methods and apparatus for proxying of devices and services using overlay networks: Methods and apparatus for proxying of devices and services using overlay networks. A method for operating a proxy includes obtaining meta-data associated with at least one of a device and a service, generating a searchable index of the meta-data, and publishing the searchable index on the overlay network as at... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090313285 - Methods and systems for facilitating the fantasies of users based on user profiles/preferences: Systems and methods for facilitating highly tailored and user specific fantasies are provided. Example embodiments may include building a psychological profile of a user for the purpose of providing a fantasy based result. Example embodiments may include refining a user's preferences, especially visual preferences, through a series of visual image/movie-clip... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090313279 - System for defining key performance indicators: A system and method include a database having multiple tables with columns containing information. A database application executes queries against the database. An externalized data structure are stored on the system and provide a user modifiable set of key performance indicators facilitating selection of database tables and queries against the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090313280 - Techniques for extracting data from content databases: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for extracting data from databases of content management applications. Input is received from a user to connect to a database of a content management application. A connection is established to the database. When the database is not part of a current live instance of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313289 - Waveform observing apparatus and system thereof: There are provided a waveform observing apparatus and the system thereof in which, when a removable storage medium is inserted into the waveform observing apparatus to capture a copy of measured data, a difference copy is made while including the latest measured data collected by the waveform observing apparatus at... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20090313294 - Automatic image annotation using semantic distance learning: Images are automatically annotated using semantic distance learning. Training images are manually annotated and partitioned into semantic clusters. Semantic distance functions (SDFs) are learned for the clusters. The SDF for each cluster is used to compute semantic distance scores between a new image and each image in the cluster. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090313299 - Communications network system and service provider: In order to help system users organize the user data and communications, a service provider system organizes the user data according to a specific system data architecture using W4 technology to facilitate organization of user communications, content, and data. The system provides a data structure that organizes data using the... Agent: Andrew F. Bodendorf
20090313296 - Method and apparatus for managing storage: The invention provides a method and apparatus for managing stored objects. The method includes providing an object management policy for stored objects, analyzing the object management policy to identify information required to execute the object management policy, acquiring the identified information from a protection repository for the stored objects, and... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20090313297 - Method and apparatus for using selective attribute acquisition and clause evaluation for policy based storage management: The invention provides a method and apparatus for managing stored data objects. The method includes detecting involved attributes of stored data objects based on object management rules, determining expected data storage management costs for each possible order of attribute acquisition for the detected attributes, detecting an order of attribute acquisition... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20090313298 - System and method for model-driven object store: Disclosed is a system and method for model-driven datastore. The model-driven datastore includes an object persistence model editor for developing specifc object persistence models based on an object persistence metamodel. The object persistence model consists of object model, object access pattern and user defined functions. The object model consists of... Agent: Cahn & Samuels, LLP
20090313295 - System and process for connecting media content: A system for correlating a user's interests to media content, said system comprising: (a) at least one data store comprising media content data relating to people, works, and tags; (b) a relationship generator configured to generate direct relationships among said people, works and tags; (c) a connection module to generate... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20090313300 - Method, computer program product and system for dynamically determining actions associated to operations on rich media objects: Utilizing a service oriented architecture middleware to allow services to process media, the method including dynamically defining one or more media properties and operations available to a service, generating a media object with selected properties and operations, communicating the media object to the services, dynamically defining an action associated to... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090313302 - Automatic song selection: A method for automatically selecting a plurality of media for rendering on an electronic device includes identifying at least first and second characteristics of media to be selected, wherein the first and second characteristics are different from one another. Further, an initial media corresponding to the first characteristic and an... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090313303 - Method for playing digital media files with a digital media player using a plurality of playlists: A method for playing digital media files with a digital media player using a plurality of playlists is disclosed. One embodiment uses a plurality of playlists—instead of a single playlist—to reference a given pool of digital media files. After the songs of one playlist have been played, another playlist is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk
20090313305 - System and method for generation of complex signatures for multimedia data content: A method and system for generating a complex signature of a multimedia data element. The method comprises partitioning the multimedia data element recursively until a minimum size multimedia data element is reached; generating a signature for each minimum size multimedia data element; assembling at least a complex signature comprising a... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC
20090313304 - Systems and methods for capturing, organizing, and sharing data: A method for saving visual data that was captured from a data source is disclosed. Visual data is received via a network from a computing device coupled to the network. The visual data includes image data and non-image data. An item of content is generated based on the selected visual... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090313301 - Multimedia search system: A database search system that retrieves multimedia information in a flexible, user friendly system. The search system uses a multimedia database consisting of text, picture, audio and animated data. That database is searched through multiple graphical and textual entry paths. Those entry paths include an idea search, a title finder... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090313307 - Manipulation of network management information: A device associated with a network receives a request to modify a sub-attribute of an attribute associated with a software object that represents one of a representation of a managed resource or a collection of attributes associated with the managed resource. The device also modifies the sub-attribute of the software... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090313306 - Method of effectively managing database system for mobile number portability: A method of effectively managing a database system for mobile number portability (MNP) including constructing a database associated with the MNP of a neutral organization including a first database connected to number portability management systems of a plurality of wired or wireless telecommunications service providers and a second database connected... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090313308 - Method and apparatus for comparing process designs: This invention relates to a data comparison tool, method and computer program product for analysing a set of data, the set of data being derived from an original set of data, comprising: comparing the derived set of data with the original set of data; generating a hyperlink to represent each... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090313309 - Data pattern for storing information, including associated version and audit information for use in data management: Information is stored in a data pattern. The data pattern includes an identity table, a version table that includes at least one reference to the identity table, and an audit table that includes at least one reference to the version table. The identity table stores information identifying the information. The... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20090313310 - Managing a dynamic data pool on ad-hoc networks: A dynamic data pool on ad-hoc networks. The present example provides for a “swarm” of nodes that share or provide a “repository” of shared dynamic data. The swarm is a collection of nodes connected via networks, including but not limited to Wireless personal area network (“PAN”), local area network (“LAN”),... Agent: Kyocera Wireless Corp.
20090313311 - Mixed mode synchronous and asynchronous replication system: A replication system that includes an asynchronous replication mode and a synchronous replication mode replicates data associated with a plurality of transactions. The replication system includes one or more target nodes connected via communication media in a topology. Each target node includes a database and a plurality of appliers allocated... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090313312 - Method of enhancing de-duplication impact by preferential selection of master copy to be retained: A method and apparatus are provided for enhancing the impact of data de-duplication by preferential selection of the master copy to be retained based on current loads and performance metrics of the storage media devices. The computer system is configured to take as input the identified duplicate copies of data... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, Lcc12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090307183 - System and method for transmission of communications by unique definition identifiers: A system and method are provided for transmitting communications according to unique definition identifiers associated with the underlying elements (e.g., words) of the communications. The unique defintion identifiers are unique identifiers associated with a specific defintion, such as a unique numerical code of a certain length. Rather than storing, analyzing... Agent: Eric Arno Vigen
20090307184 - Hyperspace index: Hyperspace index data structure. A data structure indexes identifiers corresponding to parameter patterns. The presence of an identifier in the data structure indicates that the corresponding parameter pattern may be present in a set of parameter patterns, while absence of the indicator can be used to indicate that the corresponding... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090307186 - Method and apparatus for database management and program: A database management apparatus including an auxiliary storage unit for storing structured data and a database management part for managing the structured data, which extracts all paths showing a storage position of the structured data to be processed from an SQL statement for processing the structured data; when a plurality... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090307185 - Method for seamless playback of multiple multimedia files: A method for seamless playback of multiple multimedia files is provided. First, a first multimedia file and a second multimedia file are pre-analyzed to establish a playing list. Next, index content of the first multimedia file and the second multimedia file are referred to, so as to establish a first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090307187 - Tree automata based methods for obtaining answers to queries of semi-structured data stored in a database environment: Methods for efficiently obtaining answers to queries in a database (DB) environment include forming tree automata (TA), processing semi-structured data using the TA to provide indexed data, pruning the indexed data to obtain pruned data and performing a join operation to join either the pruned data or the semi-structured data... Agent: Amir
20090307189 - Asynchronous workflow participation within an immersive collaboration environment: A system (and corresponding method) that enables establishment of a record associated with an immersive collaborative environment is provided. The record represents events and actions that occur within the virtual environment. Additionally, the system enables a user to modify the record following the initial capture. Upon modification, the record is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090307188 - Displaying compact and expanded data items: A system sends a search query to a search engine and receives from the search engine, responsive to the search query, a document comprising a first search result item and a second search result item. The system visually renders a portion that includes less than an entirety of the first... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090307195 - Document management apparatus, document management method and computer readable storage medium: A document management apparatus is provided in a system that includes a project management unit capable of managing progress of a project to which a user belongs. The document management apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a search keyword input by the user and user attribute thereof, a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090307196 - Forum search with time-dependent activity weighting: A search engine index measures and tracks one or more numeric indicators of activity at different times, including a most current time, in on-line forums and social networking sites. Such indicators may include, for example, a current volume per unit time of messages or data posted to the site, a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20090307190 - Interfacing an application to data sources via a web service interface: A system supports discovering available web services, retrieving description documents describing the web services, and binding methods and their parameters to data of an application document. When a user wants to bind a discovered web service to an application document, the system retrieves a description document from the web service.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090307194 - Neutral sales consultant: An expert system is provided for answering questions provided by a potential purchaser of goods or services using a neutral sales consultant in which a question sentence entered by the purchaser is understood using specialized library tables developed to understand both the subject and form of the question sentence. Thereafter... Agent: Robert K. Tendler
20090307197 - Replay device: From when any one of several DMSs 2 is selected, until contents are downloaded from that DMS 2, a DMP 1 stores the search information which has been specified for that DMS 2. And if some other DMS 2 is selected before contents have been downloaded from the DMS 2... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090307191 - Techniques to establish trust of a web page to prevent malware redirects from web searches or hyperlinks: Various techniques to establish trust of a web page to prevent malware redirects from web searches or hyperlinks are described. An apparatus may include a trust engine to determine an indication of trustworthiness of each of one or more web pages. The trust engine to append information in each of... Agent: Molly Mccall Intel Corporation
20090307193 - Testing file system semantic parity: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to testing filters for semantic parity. In aspects, a parity filter receives a request directed to a base file system. In response, the parity filter creates a semantically similar request to send to a tested file system. The parity filter then sends... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307192 - Virtualizing objects within queries: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for virtualizing objects within queries. Embodiments of the invention virtualize data access for use with queries. Virtualization can be implemented within any portion of a syntax tree. For example, data can be virtualized for a property of an object... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090307201 - Associating and linking compact disc metadata: Improved techniques for enhancing, associating, and linking various sources of metadata for music files, to allow integration of commercially generated metadata with user-entered metadata, and to ensure that metadata provided to the user is of the highest quality and accuracy available, even when the metadata comes from disparate sources having... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090307198 - Identifying regional sensitive queries in web search: A system for determining the intent of query that includes a search engine that receives a first search query, a query/click log module configured to store log data associated with the first search query; and a computational module that generates metric values associated with the first search query based on... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090307199 - Method and apparatus for generating voice annotations for playlists of digital media: The invention concerns a method, apparatus, software, and systems for annotating a playlist of media files comprising receiving an input playlist comprising a plurality of media files, generating supplemental media files, and inserting the supplemental media files into the input playlist to create an annotated output playlist.... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (harrisburg) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk
20090307200 - System and method for providing suppression of zero, null, overflow, and divide by zero values in sparse query results: A suppression provider comprises a query preparation unit and a query execution unit. The query preparation unit analyzes a request from a client for data to obtain suppression criteria from an edge suppression specification in the request, and saving the suppression criteria in a query plan generated. The query execution... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20090307208 - semantic enhanced link-based ranking (sel rank) methodology for prioritizing customer requests: One exemplary method embodiment, pre-processes customer requests that are maintained in a dataset to create a matrix between products and the customer requests. Each of the customer requests comprises at least a customer identification, a textual request, and a product identification related to the textual request. After such pre-processing of... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
20090307204 - Adaptive application of sat solving techniques: A computer-implemented method for solving a satisfiability (SAT) problem includes defining a formula, including variables, which refers to properties of a target system. Using a chosen search strategy, a search process is performed over possible value assignments of the variables for a satisfying assignment that satisfies the formula. A performance... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090307214 - Computer system for performing aggregation of tree-structured data, and method and computer program product therefor: A computer system, methods, and programs for creating an index for aggregating data in at least one tree structure including at least one node each including one label indicating node type and values. The system includes a node ID assignment processing unit for assigning IDs to the nodes in a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090307207 - Creation of a multi-media presentation: A computer implemented method, computer system, and program storage device can be used for displaying images or videos simultaneously with a composition text that is read or sung. The displayed images or videos have been identified as related to selected words or phrases of the composition text and are displayed... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20090307205 - Friendly search and socially augmented search query assistance layer: Community search query technology operable to provide users with the means to collaborate on search queries and share their query results with other users in a community is disclosed. The community search query technology provides a collaborative search engine that utilizes community feedback and personal profiles. The community search query... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090307211 - Incremental crawling of multiple content providers using aggregation: A method for incremental crawling of content stored on a plurality of content providers using aggregation is provided. The method comprises receiving a request to crawl content on one or more associated content providers; retrieving one or more first references to content on a first content provider; retrieving one or... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.-ibm Svl
20090307202 - Method for automatically indexing documents: A method for retrieving based on a search term together with its corresponding meaning from a set of base documents those documents which contain the search term and in which the certain search term has the certain meaning to enable the building of an index on the retrieved documents. The... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090307203 - Method of locating content for language learning: A method is disclosed to gather content for use in language learning, the method comprising combining a user entered search phrase with a user model of derived by a language learning program, which user model identifies subject matter that should be learned or practiced. The delivered content then represents topics... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP
20090307217 - Method, device and system for processing, browsing and searching an electronic documents: A method for processing electronic document and its corresponding device, a method for browsing electronic document and its corresponding browser, as well as a method for searching electronic document and its corresponding searching system are disclosed in the present invention. The method comprises at least the following steps of: generating... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090307215 - Network resource annotation and search system: A method and system for annotation of network resources existing within an electronic network. Further provided for is a method for increasing, or decreasing the relevance of network resources forming part of a search result of a network through use of annotations associated with network resources.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090307206 - Self verifying address update process and system: Address information is analyzed and ranked to provide a relative indication of the reliability of a particular address. The system and method utilized, perform modeling of address data, which produces a model that can be applied to a particular address. A resulting score is generated for each address discovered relating... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20090307213 - Suffix tree similarity measure for document clustering: The subject innovation provides for systems and methods to facilitate weighted suffix tree clustering. Conventional suffix tree cluster models can be augmented by incorporating quality measures to facilitate improved performance. Further the quality measure can be employed in determining cluster labels that show improvements in accuracy over conventional means. Additionally... Agent: OmikronIPLaw Group
20090307212 - System and method for event management: A cooperative scheduling system for cooperative scheduling between large numbers of independent users, the users being divided into a several interest groups, comprises: a networked server, a scheduling database associated with the networked server for storing scheduling data, the scheduling database allowing categorization of the data for the interest groups;... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090307216 - Systems and methods for user-constructed hierarchical interest profiles and information retrieval using same: Systems and methods for delivering Web content are provided. The systems and methods include a mechanism for providing interest data that may be applied to filter Web content at the provider side. A hierarchical data set of user-identified interests in received from the user's Web client. The hierarchical data set... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090307209 - Term-statistics modification for category-based search: An apparatus for searching a document collection is provided. The apparatus includes a memory, which is arranged to store a plurality of documents that are respectively associated with one or more categories and contain terms, a search processor, which is arranged to provide an index of the terms indicating the... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman IBM Corporaton
20090307210 - Text mining device, text mining method, and text mining program: Provided is a text mining device capable of showing a user whether the characteristics extracted by a text mining are either common to all texts independently of the citations, in case the text to be mined is configured with texts of a plurality of kinds of different citations, or deviated... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090307218 - Associative memory and data searching system and method: A method for searching a database (206) with stored information using parallel searching of superposition representations of the information. In one approach, the method involves searching a target DNA or RNA genome (16) sequence to determine whether a match is present between a sequence probe and the target. The method... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090307220 - Image search engine employing image correlation: An Internet infrastructure that supports searching of images by correlating a search image with that of plurality of images hosted in Internet based servers, containing an image search server, and a web browser contained in a client device that supports displaying of the images. The image search server supports delivery... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090307219 - Image search engine using image analysis and categorization: An Internet infrastructure that supports searching of images by correlating a search image with that of plurality of images hosted in Internet based servers in selected categories, containing an image search server, and a web browser contained in a client device that supports displaying of the images. The image search... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20090307221 - Method, system and computer programing for maintaining bookmarks up-to date: A solution is proposed for facilitating accessing resources of a data processing system with distributed architecture by a data processing entity of the system (with each resource that is accessible via a corresponding address). A set of bookmarks are provided for corresponding resources. Each bookmark is associated with a stored... Agent: Steven E. Bach Attorney At Law
20090307222 - Method for creating and using affective information in a digital imaging system: An image file for storing a still digital image and metadata related to the still digital image, the image file including digital image data representing the still digital image, and metadata that categorizes the still digital image as an important digital image, wherein the categorization uses a range of levels... Agent: Peter Cody Patent Legal Staff
20090307224 - Apparatus and method for communicating, accessing, organizing, and/or managing, information in a network environment: A computer-implemented method, including creating a communication record for a task, a project, or a project task, storing the communication record in a database or a memory device, processing a request transmitted from a first user computer or first communication device or processing a request transmitted from a second user... Agent: Klauber & Jackson
20090307223 - Personalized website and database for a medical organization: A system and method for managing the access of individuals to an information infrastructure is described. The metaphor for the user interface may be “myIntranet”, suggesting that the functions are similar to that of a browser of a client connected to the world-wide-web (WWW) through the Internet. The home page... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090307230 - Computer system, database access method, application server, and program: In a computer system, an SQL as a content of data processing request by a database independent protocol (protocol connected to a DBMS) that is issued by an application 3110 is converted from an SQL for an old DB before a migration to an SQL for a new DBMS 3200,... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20090307235 - Data copy system and method for multi-platform disaster recovery: Method and apparatus for providing disaster recovery with respect to a production mainframe having an operating system encoded in Extended Binary Coded Decimal Instruction Code (EBCDIC). The method includes copying said operating system from a direct access storage device (DASD) of said production mainframe to a file, compressing said file,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090307233 - Efficient handling of pmu data for wide area power system monitoring and visualization: A real-time, wide-area power system monitoring and visualization system is provided, including comprising an application database adapted to contain a synchronized data object queue and configuration data; a web service; an event-triggered data archive service; an event database; and a smart client visualization application adapted to commence web service with... Agent: Curatolo Sidoti Co., Lpa
20090307231 - Information collecting device, information collecting system, information collecting method, and computer program: An information collecting device includes: a network interface unit which receives information on consumables from a plurality of devices connected through a network; a database access unit which accesses a database storing the information on consumables of each of the devices; and a control unit which controls the network interface... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090307229 - Method and system for rapidly processing and transporting large xml files: A method for rapid processing and transport of large XML files is provided. The method enables splitting an XML file into a plurality of records by a client module. The method further enables parsing each record to obtain a wrapper object. Next, the wrapper object is transported by the client... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090307228 - Method of sharing usage information, and apparatus and system thereof: Provided are a method, apparatus, and system for sharing usage information of daily life. Usage information sharing system includes: a first home network including at least one electronic device generating metadata with respect to human behavior; a first collecting device collecting metadata with respect to usage information from first home... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090307227 - Methods and apparatuses for combining and distributing user enhanced video/audio content: Methods and apparatuses are provided, which may be implemented to combine and distribute user enhanced video and/or audio content.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc C/o Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20090307225 - Methods and systems for facilitating access to a schema: A method of facilitating access to a schema, the method comprising the steps of receiving a request from a first computing device for at least one fragment of the schema; identifying a second computing device that has access to the fragment of the schema; and providing the first computing device... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090307234 - Sports matchmaker systems: The Sports Matchmaker System provides an improved method for arranging sporting events and non-sporting events between unacquainted people. It provides a system for matching persons publicly offering to participate in particular sporting or social events with other persons desiring to participate in similar sporting or social events. The system also... Agent: Stoneman Volk Patent Group
20090307226 - System and method for enabling characters to be manifested within a plurality of different virtual spaces: A system and method for providing virtual spaces, where a character associated with a user can be manifested within instances of a plurality of the different virtual spaces. Since a single character can be manifested within instances of different virtual spaces, the character can be transferred by the corresponding user... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090307232 - Two dimensional barcodes and mobile terminals: Processing a two dimensional (2D) barcode using a mobile telecommunications terminal having an image scanner includes obtaining a scanned image of the 2D barcode from the image scanner, decoding the image to obtain data, including a web address, and associating an identifier with the decoded web address, such that the... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090307236 - Centralizing data backup records from multiple servers onto a central server: A method of managing backup records is provided. A central server receives, across a network, the contents of a first backup catalog from a first backup server as well as the contents of a second (distinct) backup catalog from a second backup server. The central server also extracts backup records... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC
20090307243 - Coding positions of data elements in a data structure: The present invention relates to a method for coding positions of data elements in a data structure. According to the method, position codes are associated with the data elements in a pre-determined sequence, the position codes being selected in such a way that, if the lengths of the position codes... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20090307242 - Document managing system, document managing method, and computer program: When a document in which a shortcut has been set is exchanged to another document, a shortcut to the document before the exchange is enabled to effectively act on the document after the exchange. When a formation of a shortcut of the document is instructed, the shortcut including a document... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090307239 - Fast extraction of scalar values from binary encoded xml: Techniques are provided for efficiently extracting scalar values from binary-encoded XML data. Node information is stored in association with binary-encoded XML data to indicate whether one or more nodes of an XML document are simple or complex. A node is simple if the node has no child elements and no... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090307238 - Method and system for classification of venue by analyzing data from venue website: A method and system classifies a venue by analyzing venue data from a venue website. The method includes receiving preliminary venue-related data. The method includes scanning the venue website to retrieve venue data, wherein scanning the venue website includes retrieving the venue data from HTML pages, text documents, PDF documents,... Agent: Michael A. Rahman
20090307240 - Method and system for generating analogous fictional data from non-fictional data: A method and system for generating analogous fictional data from non-fictional data, is provided. One implementation involves recording non-fictional data, scoring the non-fictional data in terms of occurrence percentile, obtaining a set of user-configurations that represents a likeness range between non-fictional data and corresponding fictional data, based on the scores... Agent: Ibm-acc-washington C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP
20090307241 - Optimizing complex path endpoint resolution: A technique for optimizing complex endpoint resolution in a hierarchical data structure. The technique includes maintaining an encoding between a path through the hierarchical data structure and the endpoint node of the path. When an input pathname corresponding to the path is received, the pathname is used to resolve the... Agent: Walter W. Duft
20090307237 - Rating system that characterizes attorneys based on attributes: A hardware and/or software system for calculating attorney ratings. Data associated with an attorney is collected from a variety of sources. The collected data includes information that can be used to assess how well an attorney might handle legal issues. The data is used to determine values of one or... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090307247 - Data block compression using coalescion: A method for processing blocks of data in a file is provided. The method includes determining a plurality of blocks of data in the file for a compression process used for compressing data in the file. This process is iterated over all the plurality of blocks of data in the... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20090307244 - Encoding and decoding of xml document using statistical tree representing xsd defining xml document: A statistical tree representing an extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema document (XSD) is generated. The statistical tree captures information defined by the XSD by representing elements, attributes, and enumerations of the XSD as branches, nodes, and leaves of the statistical tree. The statistical tree has bits corresponding to nodes of... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20090307248 - Method and apparatus for representing multidimensional data: The present invention relates to methods for representing multidimensional data. The methods of the present invention are well suited but not limited to the representation of multidimensional data in such a way as to enable the comparison and differentiation of data sets. For example, the invention may be applied to... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati / Nodality, Inc
20090307249 - Method and system for transformation of logical data objects for storage: A method and system for transforming a logical data object for storage in a storage device operable with at least one storage protocol, creating, reading, writing, optimization and restoring thereof. Transforming the logical data object comprises creating in the storage device a transformed logical data object comprising a header and... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090307250 - Method and system for transformation of logical data objects for storage: A method and system for transforming a logical data object for storage in a storage device operable with at least one storage protocol, creating, reading, writing, optimization and restoring thereof. Transforming the logical data object comprises creating in the storage device a transformed logical data object comprising a header and... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090307251 - Method for reducing redundancy between two or more datasets: A method for reducing redundancy between two or more datasets of potentially very large size. The method improves upon current technology by oversubscribing the data structure that represents a digest of data blocks and using positional information about matching data so that very large datasets can be analyzed and the... Agent: Ralph Shnelvar
20090307246 - System and method for a genetic integration of a database into a high availability cluster: An interface unit adapted for connecting at least one database to at least one of a plurality of high availability cluster servers (HA cluster servers), wherein each database is adapted to execute a set of database-specific commands and wherein each HA cluster server is adapted to output a set of... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20090307245 - Uninterrupted data access during the migration of data between physical file systems: A Migration Thin Virtual File System (“MTVLS”) conducts file migration using a thin virtual layer that is size selectable and provides an uninterruptible migration path from the old file system to the new file system without an increase in the time to receive data. The MTVLS selects a file from... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090307253 - Computer system for generating random sample in response to search query: A computer system includes a data storage device and a first computer processor in communication with the data storage device. At least one input device and a first program memory are in communication with the first computer processor. The computer system also includes a second computer processor in communication with... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090307255 - Graphical management of building devices: A system for processing user input received at a graphical user interface to configure a building device includes a processor and a first memory unit communicably coupled to the processor. The memory includes computer code for processing data relating to a floor plan and computer code for generating a graphical... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090307252 - Information processing device, content title display method, and content title display program: The client terminal 2 displays the titles of downloaded music data such that these titles are classified by albums based on the album identification information associated with each music data and arranged in an order indicated by the recording order information which is associated with each music data.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090307256 - Inverted indices in information extraction to improve records extracted per annotation: A method is provided for information extraction from among a multiplicity of documents each having a corresponding document object model (DOM) comprising: computing signatures associated with nodes of a multiplicity of DOMs corresponding to the multiplicity of documents; producing an index that associates computed signatures to each document that has... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Duane Morris LLP
20090307259 - Methods, systems, and storage mediums for implementing intelligent agent services: Methods, systems, and storage mediums for implementing intelligent agent services are provided. A method includes generating an ontological domain for an individual based upon information elements. A set of information elements represents a behavior of the individual at a point in time. Generating the ontological domain includes creating subdomains of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090307258 - Multimedia distribution and playback systems and methods using enhanced metadata structures: A metadata systems and methods are provided that enhance the playback features of multimedia files. A metadata structure is used that includes metadata tags and objects to allow access to various data typically not available to most playback devices.... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20090307257 - Techniques for creating reports using cached data: Techniques for generating reports from cached data are provided. When a report is requested, a date and time when data in the report data cache was generated is compared with a date and time when data was collected by each of one or more data collectors that gather data used... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090307254 - Translating drm system requirements: Various embodiments provide a mapping layer to translate DRM system requirements from one DRM system, such as a source system, to another DRM system, such as a target system. In at least some embodiments, DRM system requirement translation is performed using a signed data structure that maps DRM system requirements... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307261 - Categorization of digital media based on media characteristics: Digital media categorization can include receiving information including a plurality of media objects and a metadata tag descriptive of at least a first media object; comparing the first media object with a second media object; and selectively associating the first media object's metadata tag with the second media object based... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090307264 - Object acquisition device, object management system, and object management method: An object acquisition device includes: an object extracting unit configured to extract an object disposed on a page image on the basis of print job data for generating the page image; a meta data generating unit configured to generate meta data including information relating to the object extracted by the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090307262 - Situation-dependent recommendation based on clustering: Data relating to usage patterns of the user is stored, wherein the data includes an application portion having information as to items which were used and a context portion having information as to the context in which the items were used. The data is clustered into clusters of data points... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20090307263 - System and method of performing location analytics: A system and method are provided for associating location data from one or more unique sources. The place and time of a unique location enabled device are associated with stored demographic information relating to the particular place and particular time. The place and time of the unique location enabled device... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090307260 - System-of-systems knowledge management system and method of operating the same: A system-of-systems knowledge management (“SOSKM”) system employable with a system-of-systems and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the SOSKM system includes an interface object module configured to create system interface objects from a plurality of disparate objects, thereby providing a loose coupling between systems of the system-of-systems. The... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20090307265 - Method of operating a warehouse: A method comprising the steps of: providing a database server having a database comprising real-time data related a warehouse object, the real-time data including data regarding the location of the warehouse object and data regarding the time and date the warehouse object became resident at the location, the real-time data... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090307266 - Processing a page: A method includes generating, for a page comprising a plurality of elements, a contextual grouping of at least one of the plurality of elements based on an object model of the page. A method includes generating a user interface for a non-sighted user based on a page, the user interface... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090307269 - Normative database system and method: A computerized system and method is provided for managing normative data for metrics and comparing those normative data with metric values for a subject. The normative database provides a means for storing and utilizing normative data from multiple studies and the system automatically determines, or optionally allows a user to... Agent: Adams And Reese LLP
20090307267 - Real-time dynamic and synchronized captioning system and method for use in the streaming of multimedia data: A dynamic and synchronized real-time captioning system and method for streaming media. A streaming encoder module can provide a code injection to marry textual data and audio/video (AV) data in order to form a text and/or audio stream. A streaming control module can allow an end-user to specify font format... Agent: Ibm Corporation (endicott) C/o Ortiz & Lopez
20090307270 - System and method for providing device-specific data application: A system and a method for providing a device-specific data application are disclosed. In accordance with the system and the method of the present invention, a digital media playback apparatus is provide with one of one or more data applications optimized for the digital media playback apparatus stored in a... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090307268 - Systems and methods to plan events at different locations: Systems and methods are provided to specify a location of a planned event via a selection of a listing that has location information. For example, in response to a search request a listing may show a business entity at a geographic location; and the user may select the listing as... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gt Attn: Patent Docketing
20090307271 - Autonomic correction of incorrect identities in repositories: Autonomic correction of incorrect identities in repositories. A communication is prepared and sent to one or more recipients. In response thereto, a notification is provided to the sender that one or more of the recipient's identities is incorrect. Based on this notification, corrective action is automatically initiated in order to... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20090307272 - Ims change mapper: A method, system and device for monitoring internal database log events in a computer database environment are described. As database updates are detected they are analyzed and used to determine which of several kinds of database maintenance are required. The database administrator is therefore presented with information to allow for... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20090307273 - Using metadata analysis for monitoring, alerting, and remediation: In certain embodiments, a method for monitoring, alerting and remediation of systems is provided. The method provides for receiving data from one or more data sources and logging the data. A first metadata fingerprint is created for a particular data source. The first metadata fingerprint is indicative of a first... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090307274 - Delayed merge: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for performing delayed merge operations. A copy of a master version of a document is retrieved from a server. User changes to the copy of the document are received through a client application. When changes have occurred to the master version of the document... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307276 - Migration using file system links: A user state gather component receives information associated with user state (e.g., file and, optionally, setting(s)). The user state gather component stores a hard link to the file in a user state store. A user state apply component restores user state based on the hard link to the file stored... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090307275 - System for improving access efficiency in database and method thereof: A system and method for improving access efficiency in a database. The database stores values of a plurality of keys associated with the respective keys. The system of the invention executes a plurality of transactions on the database, and acquires and records a referenced value which is a value of... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty
20090307277 - Generation of database deltas and restoration: A checkpoint system is provided to quickly identify differences or deltas between a baseline version and a modified version of a database and to quickly restore the database to the baseline version using the deltas. The checkpoint system identifies the deltas between versions of the database by a rapid comparison... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090307278 - Mechanisms to support object-oriented version control operations: Mechanisms to support object-oriented version control operations are provided. A user manipulates and views a project from an object viewpoint and within an object module. The user performs version control operations using object handles. The object handles are resolved to specific file references and the specific file references are used... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20090307282 - Merging file directories: A merge method includes determining whether a source item in a source file directory is a file or a subdirectory. If the source item is a file, any conflicting items in a destination file directory are deleted and the file is moved from the source file directory to the destination... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090307279 - Refresh and filter anchors: Structured data on a device is synchronized with structured data on a host if the device and the host have a matching refresh anchor. Structured data on the device is additively synchronized with structured data on the host if the device and the host have different refresh anchors. Additive synchronization... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090307280 - Synchronization improvements: Synchronization architectures, methods, systems, and computer readable media are described. A synchronization session is initiated between a first data processing system and a second data processing system. A first data, representing changes, is transmitted from the first data processing system to the second data processing system prior to completing a... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090307281 - Synchronization improvements: Synchronization architectures, methods, systems, and computer readable media are described. In one embodiment, a synchronization session is initiated between a first data processing system and a second data processing system. First data, representing changes to a first data class, is transmitted from the first data processing system to the second... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090307288 - Backup device: The backup server in the backup site receives messages multicast from business servers in the primary site, extracts the business data, and stores it in backup databases for each business server. Upon this storing of business data, the sequence numbers in the messages are added to the business data to... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090307285 - Controlling resource allocation for backup operations: Various embodiments of a computer system and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer system includes a backup application coupled to interconnected storage resources. The backup application creates a database of storage resources, wherein each database entry corresponds to one or more storage resources and is associated with one... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert, Goetzel/symantec
20090307286 - Creating synthetic backup images on a remote computer system: A local host computer system creates a full backup image and one or more incremental backup images. The local host computer system transmits data from the full backup image and the one or more incremental backup images to a remote host computer system. The remote host computer system receives the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert, Goetzel/symantec
20090307284 - Data backup for a mobile computing device: A system and method of backing up a data file from a mobile computing device is disclosed. The method can include receiving a data file from the mobile computing device at a server computer and storing the data file on a storage device. The method can include receiving data indicative... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090307287 - Database journaling in a multi-node environment: A database spread over multiple nodes allows each node to store a journal recording changes made to the database and also allows a journaling component to manage the memory space available for journaling. Two threshold size values may be specified for the journal. The first threshold value specifies a journal... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090307283 - Dynamic backup window optimization apparatus and method: An apparatus, method, and computer program product to dynamically optimize a backup window for a data store is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus may include tracking module, a determination module, a window module, and a backup module. The tracking module may track usage of a data store over... Agent: Ibm Corp. (tucson)
20090307289 - Methods and apparatus for electronic file use and management: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for facilitating online storage of files (e.g., audio tracks, video, etc.) for playback/access or sale/exchange by the owners of the files without violating copyrights that copyright holders have in the files. For example, by providing a playback service that does not store additional versions of... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci
20090307290 - Database journaling in a multi-node environment: A database spread over multiple nodes allows each node to store a journal recording changes made to the database and also allows a journaling component to manage the memory space available for journaling. Two threshold size values may be specified for the journal. The first threshold value specifies a journal... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090307291 - Smart card storage system and file management method therein: A smart card storage system, which comprises a storage region and a control unit, and a file management method therein. The storage region includes a FAT (File Allocation Table) storage region and a data region for storing files; the FAT storage region contains FAT entries; the data region contains blocks;... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090307292 - Dynamically changing a garbage collector in a managed runtime system: Machine-readable media, methods, and apparatus are described to dynamically change a garbage collector in a managed runtime system (1022). In some embodiments, a first garbage collector is loaded into the managed runtime system (1022) during a runtime stage of the managed runtime system (1022). The first garbage collector is further... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP12/03/2009 > 135 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090299953 - Merchandiser with automated report generation system: A method of operating a report generation system for a merchandiser including a case defining a product display area, and a refrigeration system operable to condition the product display area. The method comprises sensing at least one condition of the merchandiser using a sensing device, generating a signal indicative of... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090299954 - Method and system for data file processing: A library of jobs is created, with the jobs performing predetermined functions. The jobs include a termination indication, which is success or failure. Input file formats of known file types are determined and a job stream to process the input files is constructed of the jobs linked according to the... Agent: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy
20090299952 - Systems and methods for automatic quality assurance of workflow reports: Systems and methods for automatic quality assurance of reports generated by workflow software may include: instructing a first reporting utility to generate a first report according to a set of parameters, the first report based on data stored in a database; instructing a second reporting utility to generate a second... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090299957 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing an audible interface to publish/subscribe services: An apparatus may include a processor configured to receive content. The received content may at least partially comprise audio content. The processor may be further configured to generate an audible content posting from the received content. The processor may be additionally configured to store the generated audible content posting in... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090299955 - Model based data warehousing and analytics: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to data warehouses. In aspects, mapping information is received that maps elements of a data warehouse to types of a type system. A type system defines a hierarchy of data types of data in a data source from which the data warehouse... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299959 - Query result generation based on query category and data source category: A method includes receiving a query that identifies an input data source. A query category for a query operator in the received query is identified. A data source category for the input data source is also identified. A results object is generated based on the identified query category and the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299958 - Reordering of data elements in a data parallel system: A query that identifies an input data source is received. The input data source is partitioned into a plurality of partitions. Each of the partitions includes a set of data elements with an associated set of indices for indicating an ordering of the data elements. A query type for a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299956 - System, method, and computer-readable medium for dynamic detection and management of data skew in parallel join operations: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for dynamic detection and management of data skew in parallel join operations are provided. Receipt of an excessive number of redistributed rows by a processing module is detected thereby identifying the processing module as a hot processing module. Other processing modules then terminate redistribution... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation
20090299980 - method for searching and displaying content in a directory: An improved system and methods for searching and displaying content in a directory having a single-action process which instantaneously displays search results solely of items open and operating at the exact time of the search request, within close proximity of the requester. An exemplary method may comprise the steps of:... Agent: Sultrix Marcus
20090299982 - Apparatus and method for routing composite objects to a report server: A computer readable medium stores instructions for execution on a computer. The instructions receive a collection of composite objects. An aggregate dataset that includes a portion of contents of object instances in the collection of composite objects is created. The aggregate dataset includes contents of object instances formed by reflection,... Agent: Sap GlobalIPC/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani
20090299971 - Binary search circuit and method: A binary search circuit 36 searches a database 50, which stores pieces of data aligned in ascending or descending order, for comparison target data by binary search. Comparison circuits 36A, 36B and 36C compare pieces of data read out from databases 50A, 50B and 50C with the comparison target data.... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090299974 - Character sequence map generating apparatus, information searching apparatus, character sequence map generating method, information searching method, and computer product: A computer-readable recording medium stores therein a sequence-map generating program that causes a computer to execute extracting from files that include character strings written therein, a word having q (q≧2) characters; extracting from the word extracted at the extracting the word, consecutive characters from a character position s-th (1≦s≦q−r+1) from... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090299969 - Data warehouse system: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for analyzing historical data in a data warehouse. A data warehouse is provided. The data warehouse includes several database tables. Every database table has a start time column and an end time column. A query is issued to the... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.
20090299972 - Device and method for updating a certificate: A method updates certificates for potential recipients. The method comprises determining whether the certificates require updating. The method comprises determining a number of the certificates that require updating. The method comprises requesting updates for each of the certificates that require updating when the number is at most a preset number... Agent: Motorola Inc
20090299962 - Dynamic update of a web index: Systems and methods are provided for regularly updating a web index with new or updated content, such as meta words or meta streams, for a particular web page address, such as a URL. Web page addresses and associated updated information, such as meta words, meta streams, values, and locations in... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090299961 - Face search in personals: A device, system and method to enable searching of personal profiles in the context of on-line dating that includes the ability to determine the personal profiles that have images that most closely resemble a target image.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090299981 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device includes: a storage management unit configured to store and manage content files; a metadata obtaining unit configured to obtain metadata of a recommendation source content; a content selecting unit configured to select, from content files managed by the storage management unit, recommended contents to be recommended... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090299973 - Information searching apparatus, information managing apparatus, information searching method, information managing method, and computer product: A computer-readable recording medium stores therein an information searching program that causes a computer having access to archives including a compressed file group of compressed files that are to be searched and that have described therein character strings, to execute: sorting the compressed files in descending order of access frequency... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090299966 - Management of large dynamic tables: Managing a table as multiple ordered blocks of entries. Each block has a local index value for each entry, and each entry has an associated element value. The entries in the table are monotonically ordered, and the table is searchable by element value and entry index value. Each block has... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090299977 - Method for automatic labeling of unstructured data fragments from electronic medical records: A method for automatically labeling unstructured data from electronic medical records using a computer-based medical data processing system includes selecting a data pattern based on a desired medical finding. The selected data pattern is searched for within source data including patient records to find one or more matches. A context... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090299963 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for content use assignment by exploiting social graph information: An apparatus for automatically assigning content information may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive content information, and identify the usage type and the sub-usage type of the content information. The content information may comprise an indicator for a usage type and a sub-usage type. The processor... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090299968 - Methods and apparatus to save search data: Methods and apparatus to save search data are described. An example method for use in media presentation system includes receiving one or more characters to form a search string to be used in a first type of search; converting the search string to one or more keywords to be used... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090299960 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for automatically modifying a virtual environment based on user profile information: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer program products for automatically modifying a virtual environment based on user profile information. According to one aspect, the method includes determining user profile information associated with a user and automatically modifying a virtual environment based on the determined user profile... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090299965 - Navigating product relationships within a search system: Embodiments of the present invention relate to aggregating product information from a variety of sources to generate user interfaces that allow users to navigate and discover products. Product information is aggregated from both feed and crawl sources, and product entities are identified within the aggregate product information. In some embodiments,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090299984 - Partial data model exposure through client side caching: The present invention generally provides methods, articles of manufacture and systems for exposing, on a client device, fields of a data model representing an underlying database for use in building queries against the database. For some embodiments, the client device may be a device having limited resources, such as a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090299964 - Presenting search queries related to navigational search queries: A method and medium are provided for determining whether search queries issued to a search engine are navigational search queries and displaying related search queries and corresponding URLs in association with a URL corresponding to a target of the navigational search query. One embodiment of the method includes receiving a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20090299979 - Product lifecycle information management system using ubiquitous technology: A product lifecycle information management system using ubiquitous technology is provided. The system includes a service manager that comprises a service repository for registering a service using product information in a product lifecycle and multiple interface agents (IAs) for providing an interface for the service registered in the service repository.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090299970 - Social network for mail: A method for analyzing email data including: parsing a first email into one or more email attributes; searching a social network datastore that stores email attributes of other emails; retrieving history data related to one or more or the email attributes from the social network datastore; and processing the one... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20090299975 - System and method for document analysis, processing and information extraction: The present invention is directed to a method and computer system for representing a dataset comprising N documents by computing a diffusion geometry of the dataset comprising at least a plurality of diffusion coordinates. The present method and system stores a number of diffusion coordinates, wherein the number is linear... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090299983 - System and method of accelerating document processing: Embodiments include methods and systems for processing XML documents. One embodiment is a system that includes a tokenizer configured to identify tokens in an XML document. A plurality of speculative processing modules are configured to receive the tokens and to at least partially process the XML document and to provide... Agent: Ip Legal Services
20090299978 - Systems and methods for keyword and dynamic url search engine optimization: A method implemented on one or more computer processors for search engine optimization may comprise automatically determining a relevancy of the keywords, automatically assigning an inverse document frequency (IDF) value to each keyword designated highly relevant, automatically defining relationships between keywords that are determined both highly user-relevant and highly database-relevant,... Agent: Jeremiah J. Baunach
20090299976 - Systems and methods of identifying chunks from multiple syndicated content providers: A computer receives a first set of information items from a first content provider and a second set of information items from a second content provider. For each of the first and second sets of information items, the computer retrieves the document identified by the corresponding document link from a... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)
20090299967 - User advertisement click behavior modeling: Described herein is technology for, among other things, mining similar user clusters based on user advertisement click behaviors. The technology involves methods and systems for mining similar user clusters based on log data available on an online advertising platform. By building a user linkage representation based on one or more... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090299987 - Methods and systems for metadata driven data capture for a temporal data warehouse: A system is described that includes a data warehouse and a platform independent data warehouse load application operable to run on the system. The load application includes a sequencing unit configured to utilize timestamp data from incoming data to be stored in the data warehouse and a relational algebra of... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090299985 - Network based address book with optional storage of data: A system, server, computer readable medium and method for receiving personal information about a first user and providing the personal information to a second user, where the first and second users are connected to corresponding first and second servers in a communication network. The method includes receiving at the second... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090299986 - Query templates with functional template blocks: A computer program product and method of visual cues is provided through the use of query templates with functional template blocks to assist in building queries by giving visual cues about valid options, expected constructs, and required syntax. The one or more visual cues each have one or more of... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090300008 - Adaptive recommender technology: A computer implemented method for incorporating media item data for use in a media item recommender system comprising: accessing a first database comprising a plurality of media item identifiers and associated metadata corresponding to each of a plurality of media items identified by the media item identifiers; generating first correlation... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090300003 - Apparatus and method for supporting keyword input: A keyword input supporting apparatus includes a document acquisition unit that acquires a document having a plurality of components containing text data, a main component selection unit that selects a component having many characters in the text data as a main component, a part-of-speech analysis unit that analyzes the part-of-speech... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20090299988 - Application of user context to searches in a virtual universe: An approach that applies user context to searches in a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is an enhanced virtual universe search tool that includes a receiving component configured to receive a query from an avatar that is online in the virtual universe. A scanning component is configured... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090299994 - Automatic generation of embedded signatures for duplicate detection on a public network: In accordance with an aspect of the invention, a method and system are disclosed for constructing an embedded signature in order to facilitate post-facto detection of leakage of sensitive data. The leakage detection mechanism involves: 1) identifying at least one set of words in an electronic document containing sensitive data,... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ws Attn: Patent Docketing
20090300009 - Behavioral targeting for tracking, aggregating, and predicting online behavior: A pre-computed concept map represents concepts, concept metadata, and relationships between the plurality of concepts. Online user behavior may be predicted by correlating one or more online events of a user with one or more features of the concept map, aggregating a concept map history of the user to obtain... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090299993 - Candidate recruiting: Methods and systems for candidate recruiting are described. Bio/demographic information and behavioral data is collected from candidates and processed to provide score signals. The score signals are transduced to an observable form and made available along with the data to employers and organizations for use in identifying candidates of interest... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090300004 - Contents display device and contents display method: Based on a content attribute serving as a coordinate axis of which the setting input is performed from an operation input unit, and the content identifier of a content of interest, a metadata storage unit is searched to select one or multiple other contents relating to the content of interest.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090300011 - Contents retrieval device: The contents retrieval device (100) which can present an appropriate related keyword to a user even when the object user wishes to retrieve dynamically changes includes a contents estimation unit (107) which retrieves the contents according to the search keyword, the document space database (103) where the plurality of document... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090299989 - Determining predicate selectivity in query costing: Techniques for estimating a cost of executing a query are provided. A query includes multiple predicates, each of which is associated with a selectivity value that indicates a percentage of input that satisfies the condition of the corresponding predicate. The selectivity values are used to determine an estimated cost of... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090299997 - Grouping work support processing method and apparatus: This method includes: extracting plural feature expressions from plural documents, and categorizing the extracted feature expressions into plural sets; presenting a user with one of the plural sets in a manner that the feature expressions included in the set can be recognized; accepting, from the user, a grouping instruction including... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090300007 - Information processing apparatus, full text retrieval method, and computer-readable encoding medium recorded with a computer program thereof: An information processing apparatus for creating a retrieval result displaying a list of retrieval documents is disclosed. Retrieval documents corresponding to a retrieval condition are classified into groups based on scores indicating degrees of relevance to the retrieval condition. A clustering process is conducted with respect to the retrieval documents... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090299998 - Keyword discovery tools for populating a private keyword database: Methods and systems disclosed herein relate to keyword discovery tools for populating a private keyword database. Keyword discovery relates to continuously and automatically in incrementing a working keyword data set for new periods of time based on retrieval of at least one of new traffic-generating keywords and new suggested keywords.... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090300000 - Method and system for improved search relevance in business intelligence systems through networked ranking: Method and system for optimizing search results in a business intelligence system. An member is selected in the business intelligence system having a user space, a content space, a data space, a master-data space and a metadata space. A relationship is determined between the member and a plurality of objects... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
20090299995 - Method for outputting data records, and device therefor: A method and a device are provided for outputting data records on the basis of input data records entered by a user, a set of data records present in a database being structured via a tree structure, and search criteria and filter information items being assigned to nodes in the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090299990 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing correlations between information from heterogenous sources: An apparatus for providing correlations between information from heterogeneous sources may include a processor. The processor may be configured to analyze at least two different datasets in which each dataset includes entities with respective attributes corresponding to each of the entities, determine a set of correlations between entities in which... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090299992 - Methods and systems for identifying desired information: A method of identifying desired objects of information determines whether an existing rule is appropriate to identify a new desired object of information, defines a new rule to include at least one search query string when one of the existing rules is not appropriate to identify the new desired object... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090300002 - Proactive information security management: A method and apparatus for proactive information security management is described. In one embodiment, for example, a computer-implemented method for controlling access to sensitive information, the method comprising: maintaining access constraint data that can be used to control access to the sensitive information, wherein the access constraint data includes match... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20090299996 - Recommender system with fast matrix factorization using infinite dimensions: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a recommendation by performing collaborative filtering using an infinite dimensional matrix factorization; generating one or more recommendations using the collaborative filtering; and displaying the recommendations to a user.... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20090299991 - Recommending queries when searching against keywords: A query including one or more current search terms is received from a user and executed against a target database. When the query yields a number of results less than a defined search threshold (a.k.a. an “unsuccessful” search), the current search terms are compared with an associations database. The associations... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090300005 - Search apparatus and method for controlling search apparatus: A method for controlling a search apparatus that searches a plurality of data each having an attribute value for each attribute item according to a search condition defined by the attribute value, the method includes detecting a change of the attribute value of one or more data of the plurality... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090299999 - Semantic event detection using cross-domain knowledge: A method for facilitating semantic event classification of a group of image records related to an event. The method using an event detector system for providing: extracting a plurality of visual features from each of the image records; wherein the visual features include segmenting an image record into a number... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20090300001 - Server apparatus, catalog processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: Some embodiments of the present invention provide that a web application server reads catalog information, and selects grouping data. Then, the web application server sets web-application-server grouping. When an instruction on execution of grouping is issued from a client PC, the web application server registers catalog data items for individual... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090300010 - System, apparatus and method for generating and ranking contact information and related advertisements in response to query on communication device: The present invention relates to a method, system, and apparatus to download contact information of one or more entities in one or more geographic areas from remote server into die contact list of a communication device. Communication network between remote server and communication device; and contact information databases having identical... Agent: Nitesh Ratnakar
20090300006 - Techniques for computing similarity measurements between segments representative of documents: Keyword frequency data for a plurality of document-derived segments is represented in a matrix form in which each segment is represented as a vector of dimensionality equal to the number of keywords. The matrix may be subdivided into a plurality of sub-matrices, each preferably corresponding to a non-overlapping portion of... Agent: Vedder Price PC
20090300014 - Membership checking of digital text: The described implementations relate to data analysis, such as membership checking. One technique identifies candidate matches between document sub-strings and database members utilizing signatures. The technique further verifies that the candidate matches are true matches.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300012 - Multilevel intent analysis method for email filtration: A method for filtering email which contains links to uniform resource identifiers which disguise the content and identity of spam sites by multiple serial redirection.... Agent: Barracuda Networks, Inc Attention: Peter Hwang
20090300013 - Optimized reverse key indexes: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to optimized reverse key indexes. In aspects, a dispersion function disperses index values such that they are distributed across multiple pages of an index. The dispersion function utilizes a dispersion factor that indicates to what extent the index values are dispersed. Because... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300015 - Aging and compressing multimedia content: A method and system for optimizing data storage in a storage device. A trigger corresponding to predefined events is received, initiating the optimization of file storage in a storage device. The files are sorted into a list of candidate files according to metadata corresponding to each of the files. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300016 - Techniques for filtering data: Techniques for obtaining filtering criteria used to filter a data set are described. A user interface includes a plurality of filters having an associated hierarchy. The user interface includes user interface elements corresponding to the plurality of filters with a structure in accordance with the associated hierarchy. Filtering criteria includes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300018 - Data processing system and method of handling requests: Methods, apparatus and computer programs are provided for managing service requests. The invention mitigates problems within a data processing environment that includes a data store running on a highly available data processing system. A plurality of distributed service requestors input service requests, and the service requests are replicated to at... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090300017 - Transaction parallel control method, and database managemet system: In a transaction parallel control method of a DBMS, if a priority of a transaction process accepted from an application is higher than a transaction process of an application being executed or suspended, a conflict is judged between database resources used by the both processes and a transaction process to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090300019 - Hierarchical item level entitlement: A method for retrieving data from a database. The method includes receiving a query for the data in the database, determining a user associated with the query, and obtaining an entitlement entry associated with the user, the entitlement entry created by applying an entitlement rule associated with the user to... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions
20090300020 - Wireless virtual storage apparatus and remote file accessing method: A wireless virtual storage apparatus and a remote file accessing method are utilized for a multimedia electronic device accessing remote files in a remote database. The apparatus includes a wireless network interface, microprocessor, and bus interface. The microprocessor runs a file system program, so as to create a virtual partition.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090300026 - Apparatus, method, and system for information provision, and storage medium: An apparatus, a method, a program, and a system for providing information to information terminal within a certain area such as a vehicle are provided to identify an area with area identification information (e.g., vehicle identification graphic) disposed in the certain area and to provide area attribute information concerning at... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090300027 - Database access server and database access system: A database access server that performs processing for making access to a database is provided. The database access server includes: a database access processing unit that performs processing for making access corresponding to a client access request, which indicates a request for making indirect access from a client to the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090300028 - Device and method for managing digital signage systems: A method is provided for managing information during a pre-determined period of time at a plurality of remote display surfaces, based on criteria established at a central terminal, wherein the method comprises: i) providing a pre-determined period of time; ii) providing at least two digital signage objects; iii) determining at... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090300021 - Industrial control metadata engine: In an industrial control setting, different components can have information that can be valuable to various entities, such as other components, technicians, and the like. A decision can be made as to what information should be available to entities and a determination can be made if the information should be... Agent: Rockwell Automation For Turocy & Watson LLP
20090300029 - Method and apparatus for providing multi-view of files depending on authorization: This invention provides a file system capable of finely changing the view of a file based on an access authorization. A file providing method for providing file data corresponding to an access authorization for an access source, satisfies: setting an access authorization for each of data in a predetermined region... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20090300023 - Offloading storage operations to storage hardware using a third party server: In a computer system with a disk array that has physical storage devices arranged as logical storage units and is capable of carrying out hardware storage operations on a per logical storage unit basis, a third party server is provided to offload storage operations from a file system to storage... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20090300024 - Provisioning network resources by environment and network address: A method and apparatus for facilitating provisioning of network appliances based on different environments. A mapping server is provided to communicate with networked devices from different environments. The mapping server receives a request for a network address of a corresponding configuration server from one of the networked devices, determines a... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090300022 - Recording distributed transactions using probabalistic data structures: A coordinator manages a two-phase commit distributed transaction. The coordinator uses a probabilistic data structure to record whether the two-phase commit distributed transaction was successfully completed. A participant of the two-phase commit distributed transaction is directed to commit to the transaction or to roll back the transaction based on contents... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090300025 - System and method for storing and retrieving digital content with physical file systems: A system and method for retrieving and storing digital documents with physical file storage systems are provided. The disclosed system and methods allow a user to retrieve digital documents from a conventional file storage system and to seamlessly categorize and store the digital documents within the conventional file storage system.... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090300031 - Automatic ad group creation in a networked advertising environment: A method for organizing an advertising campaign in an Internet environment is provided. The method may include displaying, on a display device, a list of web sites that have attributes that match received selection criteria. The method may also include selecting at least one web site in the list and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20090300035 - Data mining in a digital map database to identify community reported driving hazards along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle. User reports of hazardous conditions along roads are obtained and analyzed to identify reports that pertain to the same general location along a road... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20090300036 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device includes: a subsidiary content storage unit configured to store and manage a subsidiary content which is created by editing processing secondarily using at least one content as editing material and which includes a main unit portion which is data for reproducing the actual content of the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090300030 - Large capacity data processing models: Data is processed with respect to large or practically infinite storage capacity. A cumulative data model is employed to organize accumulation of considerable amounts of data as well as facilitate interaction with the data. Accumulated data can be further processed to aid efficient location of relevant information. For instance, correlation... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090300034 - Methods and systems for automatic conversion of a utility monitoring system layout into a storage format: A method and system of converting numerical infrastructure data relating to a utility monitoring system having elements arranged in a hierarchy to a graphic compatible storage data format. Numerical infrastructure data relating to the elements of the utility monitoring system is obtained. The numerical infrastructure data relating to the elements... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)
20090300033 - Processing identity constraints in a data store: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for processing identity constraints in a relational database. Values are extracted from an XML document during a submit operation. References that potentially participate in an identity constraint are identified. The reference information is stored. An identity constraint graph is generated from the stored reference... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300032 - System, method, and computer program product for modeling changes to large scale datasets: A system, method, and computer program product for modeling, the user appears to have a body of information in a data structure that can be manipulated independently of an underlying database. In an embodiment of the invention, the data structure is an entity cache.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090300037 - Enhanced database structure configuration: An enhanced data structure configuration that complies with the fundamental rules of the relational database model is disclosed. The data structure configuration comprises a data hub (88) logically overlaid on a relational data table (86). The data hub (88) is logically subdivided into intermediate time-sensitive storage spaces (90, 92, 94,... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York
20090300041 - Method and system for training a text-to-speech synthesis system using a specific domain speech database: A method and system are disclosed that train a text-to-speech synthesis system for use in speech synthesis. The method includes generating a speech database of audio files comprising domain-specific voices having various prosodies, and training a text-to-speech synthesis system using the speech database by selecting audio segments having a prosody... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090300039 - Method of efficient compression for measurement data: A method for compressing measurement data that includes grouping common data elements in common data messages. Sequential data elements in the groups are subtracted from each other to provide difference values. The difference values are compressed using a suitable compression algorithm to provide compressed blocks of data. Time stamp periods... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20090300038 - Methods and apparatus for reuse optimization of a data storage process using an ordered structure: Techniques for reducing a number of computations in a data storage process are provided. One or more computational elements are identified in the data storage process. An ordered structure of one or more nodes is generated using the one or more computational elements. Each of the one or more nodes... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090300042 - System and method for using metadata to cross-reference, search and display entries in a publishing system: The illustrative embodiment of the present invention provides a method for cross-referencing, searching and displaying entries in a document publishing system, such as a web-publishing system or a desktop publishing system. The document publishing system uses input data such as email messages, attachments to emails, web clippings, and directly input... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090300040 - Table partitioning and storage in a database: To provide efficient table partitioning, a database is described for distributively locating a plurality of sub-tables resulting from partitioning of a table in a database. This includes an acquiring section that monitors access occurrences to each of the sub-tables to acquire a history of access occurrences. Also a deciding section... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090300055 - Accurate content-based indexing and retrieval system: The computer algorithm described which indexes and retrieves images. A query in the form of an image object or an image facilitates image retrieval in order to retrieve several images close to user's request. A thumbnail form of rank ordered images is provided for viewing. The user selects the images... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090300047 - Automatically assigning data bindings in visual designers: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for automatically assigning data bindings to data sources and data sets in the design surface of visual designers. A user selection is received to insert a data element into a data region on a design surface. When there is just one data source and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300053 - Data mining in a digital map database to identify intersections located at hill bottoms and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, an intersection located at the bottom of a hill. A database that represents the road network is used to determine locations where... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20090300045 - Distributed security provisioning: Systems, methods and apparatus for a distributed security that provides security processing external to a network edge. The system can include many distributed processing nodes and one or more authority nodes that provide security policy data, threat data, and other security data to the processing nodes. The processing nodes detect... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090300050 - Generating sharable recommended and popular e-mails: A method of determining popularity of an e-mail is provided. The method includes receiving an e-mail and determining if a generated signature is associated with the e-mail. If there is no generated signature, then a signature is generated for associating with the e-mail. A popularity measure associated with the e-mail... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090300046 - Method and system for document classification based on document structure and written style: A document classification method and system based on document structure and style. The classification method and system categorizes document alphabetical words into complex and non-complex words, categorizes document linguistic sentences into subjective and non-subjective sentences and categorizes document images into descriptive and non-descriptive. The categorization is further used to calculate... Agent: Rania Abouyounes
20090300048 - Selecting member sets for generating asymmetric queries: Tools and techniques are described for selecting member sets for generating asymmetric queries. User interfaces provided by this description may include representations of different dimensions that include respective members. These dimensions define hierarchical data structures against which queries are run to generate requested reports. The user interfaces may include representations... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300056 - System and method for adaptively locating dynamic web page elements: A system and method for adaptively locating dynamic web page elements. The system includes an XPath refiner for refining an XPath path expression of the web page element based on an HTML knowledge database describing HTML tag relationships and attribute importance; and an enhanced XPath resolving engine, for searching an... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090300057 - System and method for efficiently building virtual appliances in a hosted environment: A system and method for efficiently building virtual appliances in a hosted environment is provided. In particular, a plurality of image archives may be stored in a build database, with each image archive including a file system having a directory structure and a plurality of files installed within the directory... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090300052 - System and method for improving data coverage in modeling systems: A method for modifying data coverage in a modeling system is disclosed. The method may include obtaining data records relating to a plurality of input variables and one or more output parameters and selecting a plurality of input parameters from the plurality of input variables. The method may further include... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090300054 - System for inferring data structures: A system is disclosed for formulating structure descriptions from data. In some embodiments, data arrives with an unknown format. The data may be ad hoc data that is considered semi-structured. Disclosed embodiments analyze chunks of the data to determine tokens. Tokens are analyzed to identify base types and compound types... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20090300044 - Systems and methods for automatically identifying data dependencies for reports: Systems and methods for automatically identifying data dependencies for reports are described. In one embodiment, a method includes: instructing a first reporting utility to generate a first report according to a set of parameters, the first report based on data stored in a database; modifying, directly or indirectly, at least... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090300051 - Systems and methods for building albums having links to documents: Under one aspect, a method for building an album includes: obtaining a plurality of documents from a remotely located document repository; displaying a first document in the plurality of documents in a center position of a graphic output device; displaying a second document in the plurality of documents in a... Agent: Jones Day
20090300043 - Text based schema discovery and information extraction: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for text based schema discovery and information extraction. Documents are analyzed to identify sections of the documents and a relationship between the sections. Statistics are stored regarding occurrences of items in the documents. A probabilistic model is generated based on the stored statistics. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090300049 - Verification of integrity of computing environments for safe computing: Improved verification techniques for verification of the integrity of various computing environments and/or computing systems are disclosed. Verifiable representative data can effectively represent verifiable content of a computing environment, thereby allowing the integrity of the computing environment to be verified based on the verifiable representative data instead of the content... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20090300062 - Method for mapping an x500 data model onto a relational database: p
20090300058 - Object cutter program: An object of the present invention is enabling extraction of objects from a predetermined Web page and linked Web pages led by hyperlinks of the Web page without inputting Web page identifiers corresponding to the linked Web pages. In order to achieve this object, processing means specifies a portion sandwiched... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090300063 - Software, devices and methods facilitating execution of server-side applications at mobile devices: Software, devices and methods allowing varied mobile devices to interact with server side software applications are disclosed. Data from an application executing at a computing device may be presented at a remote wireless device by providing the device an application definition file, containing definitions for a user interface format for... Agent: Smart & Biggar
20090300061 - System and method for universe generation: A system and method for automatically generating the universe from the documented MS-Excel file is disclosed. The methods for the Generate Universe, Migrate Universe, Update Universe and Document Universe are disclosed. The method helps in reduction of build effort of the project and removes the problem of corruption of the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090300059 - System, method, and computer readable media for replicating virtual universe objects: A system, a method and a computer readable media for replicating virtual universe objects are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the method includes determining a first set of VU objects associated with a first user. The method further includes determining replication priority values for the first set of VU objects... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20090300060 - User-experience-centric architecture for data objects and end user applications: Methods and apparatuses enable generation of data objects having properties that reflect business understanding and how the data objects are to be used. A user experience data object (“UX object”) is semantically defined by object characteristics including actions, attributes, and relations needed to incorporate the UX object into one or... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090300065 - Computer system and methods for improving identification of subrogation opportunities: A computer system includes a data capture module for capturing at least one of a make, a model and a unit identification number for a vehicle involved in a loss event. The system further includes a data storage module for storing the at least one of a make, a model... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20090300064 - Content creation system configured to provide feedback on content coverage: Embodiments of the invention may be used to improve enforcement and compliance with publishing rules in an automated and provable manner. Prior to publication, documents may be processed using publishing rules (workflows) based on conceptual analysis of document content. Additionally, embodiments of the invention include a content creation system configured... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20090300067 - Data mining in a digital map database to identify decreasing radius of curvature along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, a curved portion of a road where the curvature increases between adjacent curved sections. A database that represents the road network is... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20090300068 - System and method for processing structured documents: Embodiments of the invention disclose a capture device, and a portal service for the processing of structured documents in the form of the receipts, and business cards. In one embodiment, the capture device such as a camera-enabled mobile phone passes images of proof of expense (receipts) to the portal service... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20090300066 - Universal device identifier for globally identifying and binding disparate device identifiers to the same mobile device: Embodiments of the invention are directed to determining a universal device identifier (UDID) for a client device, based on multiple service-dependent identifiers (SDIDs) used by client applications, websites, or other services to identify the client device, SDID types are prioritized with pre-assigned weights. A received SDID causes a single database... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090300070 - Information processing apparatus and control method: An information processing apparatus connectable with a client apparatus via a network includes a normal operation mode and a first sleep mode for restricting power supply to the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a first storing unit configured to store a plurality of files, wherein the power... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090300069 - Method and system for the logical deletion of relational database records: A method and system for relational database design that allows records to be flagged as deleted but still retained in the database. Deleted records are not included in table viewing or editing activities. Reversing a deletion flag undeletes the record. Records that reference deleted records in delete-cascade relationships are flagged... Agent: Michael P. O'sullivan
20090300072 - Adapative and dynamic data synchronization system for managing data and inventory: A system and method for adaptive and dynamic synchronization includes a data synchronization controller which enables synchronization of a plurality of different data types between a main computer and one or more remotely disposed computer elements. The controller includes an orchestrator which responds to requests for data synchronization for components... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20090300071 - File synchronization between multiple nodes: Methods and products for storing data for synchronizing one or more files between two or more nodes. One embodiment of the method includes commencing to create a metadata object associated with a file to be synchronized: determining a file location on the or each node; adding the file location of... Agent: Ibm Corp (ibm Austin Iplaw)
20090300074 - Batch recovery of distributed transactions: A recovery manager detects that a distributed transaction is unresolved for a first participant of said distributed transaction. The recovery manager identifies that the distributed transaction is unresolved for a second participant of said distributed transaction. The recovery manager generates a list of participants for which the distributed transaction is... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090300075 - Method and system for data definition language (ddl) replication: Systems, methods and computer program products for DDL replication are described herein. An embodiment includes a replication agent to instantiate one or more DDL triggers in a primary database and a replication server to provide DDL command text to a replicate database based on said DDL triggers. The replication agent... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090300073 - System and apparatus to ensure a low-latency read of log records from a database management system (\"dbms\"): A system and method to ensure a low-latency read of log records from a Database Management System (“DBMS”) in asynchronous log-based database replication capture from a blocking log read Application Programming Interface (“API”). The system may include a replication server with a log read module to initialize a log read... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090300076 - System and method for inspecting a virtual appliance runtime environment: A system and method for inspecting a virtual appliance runtime environment is provided. In particular, runtime activity within a virtual machine may be monitored and tracked to manage a file system associated with the runtime activity. For example, a new image having a pointer to a base image being executed... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090300079 - Integrated remote replication in hierarchical storage systems: Remote replication is implemented with hierarchical storage. In exemplary embodiments, a first storage site has a first storage system providing an upper tier of storage and a second storage system providing a lower tier of storage. A remote second storage site has third and fourth storage systems configured to receive... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090300078 - Managing consistency groups using heterogeneous replication engines: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for managing consistency groups using heterogeneous replication engines replicating data. A common linkage manager issues a prepare to create consistency group command to a first replication manager and a second replication manager, wherein the first and second replication managers issue create... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20090300083 - Method and apparatus for copying objects in an object-oriented environment using a multiple-transaction technique: A large number of objects, such as objects representing beams and columns in an object-oriented enterprise engineering system, may be copied in a model database by partitioning the objects according to certain criteria into a number of ordered small copy groups and copying the objects in each group as an... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20090300082 - Method for memory space management: A method for memory space management is disclosed. It uses a resident program loaded into an operation system or the controller of a storage device to monitor the storage space and the resource allocation of the file system of the storage device. The status of the logical address with an... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090300077 - Method of recording and backtracking business information model changes: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing the evolution of a data model through the application of change statements. Each change statement comprises a change operator operable to perform change operations on the elements of a target data model. The change statements are appended to a data... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin
20090300081 - Method, apparatus, program and system for migrating nas system: In a state where the migration source NAS apparatus is continuously operated, a migration processing program confirms the update date and time of files stored in the migration source NAS apparatus, and migrates only the files that were not updated from a specific time to the start date and time... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20090300080 - Systems and methods for tracking changes to a volume: A computer-implemented method for tracking changes to a volume is disclosed. The method may comprise: 1) identifying a first snapshot of a volume, 2) identifying a window within which the first snapshot was created, the window beginning with a first point known to have occurred before the first snapshot and... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090300084 - Set partitioning for encoding file system allocation metadata: Methods for encoding file system metadata are described herein. According to one embodiment, a file system cache is maintained including information representing relationships between inodes and disk blocks of a disk having disk sections. Each disk section includes a data segment and a header encoding metadata for describing the data... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090300085 - Overflow per segment: Per-segment overflow ranges. One method includes acts for handling overflows of a mark stack. A reference to an object is accessed. The object is processed by attempting to place references to other objects referenced in the object onto a mark stack. An overflow condition of the mark stack is detected.... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20090300086 - Scheduling and performing garbage collection in a real-time system with guaranteed space bounds: A method for performing garbage collection for a real-time application uses a memory for determining an amount of memory required to run the garbage collection process and waits until the determined amount of memory is available, then allocates memory space for the application by segmenting the memory space into a... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.Previous industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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