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Data processing: database and file management or data structures October categorized by USPTO classification 10/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100274756 - Multidimensional data analysis method, multidimensional data analysis apparatus, and program: A highly-usable multidimensional data analysis method for performing interactive analysis on, for example, medical/administrative data stored in a hospital information system to support knowledge discovery about clinical decision-making is proposed. A multidimensional data analysis apparatus (200) includes: a database (201) separately holding an interval table I indicating intervals and a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100274757 - Data link layer for databases: Method for effecting access to databases and/or data arrays and/or applications (C) in a data processing installation and/or in a network of data processing installations, wherein the databases and/or data arrays and/or applications (C) have an explicit address associated with them, particularly an IP address, a server name, a path... Agent: Kf Ross PC
20100274758 - Data processing method, computer, and data processing program: Provided is a computer system including: an active system; and a standby system. The active system generates, when an update request is received, an after-update log, and sends the after-update log to the standby system at a predetermined timing. The standby system generates a before-update log based on the after-update... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100274759 - Method of synchronizing data between databases, and computer system and computer program for the same: Methods of synchronizing data between a first database and a second database each holding a portion of data included in the first database using an electronic computing device are presented including: causing the electronic computing device, in response to issuing a retrieval request to the second database, to extract, from... Agent: Kali Law Group, P.C.
20100274760 - Device and method for optimizing access to contents by users: A control device belongs to a network equipment connected to a communication network to which are coupled communication equipments of users capable of storing contents. This control device comprises i) a first analyzing means arranged for determining respective popularities of contents of a collection from at least user information, and... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100274761 - System and method for reliable symmetric data synchronization: The subject matter discloses a system for adding a data item during a synchronization process, said system comprising a receiving (target) side electronic device having a database being compatible to a database of a sending (source) side, such that each data item has unique local and remote identifiers. The system... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys
20100274762 - Dynamic placement of replica data: The claimed subject matter relates to systems and/or methodologies that facilitate distributed storage of data. A distributed file system can be implemented on storage nodes such that the system places multiple copies of data (e.g., replicas) on a variety of disparate storage nodes to guarantee availability of the data and... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100274763 - Method and system for synthetic backup and restore: A method and system for backing up and restoring data. First, a full backup is performed to create a full dataset. Thereafter, incremental or differential datasets may be created by incremental or differential backups, respectively. When a new full dataset is needed, instead of performing a full backup, a previous... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100274764 - Accessing snapshots of a time based file system: A file system driver stored in a computational device receives a request to provide access to a snapshot of a rewritable file system at a selected point in time, wherein a plurality of tokens corresponding to a plurality of data units are stored in the rewritable file system, and wherein... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20100274765 - Distributed backup and versioning: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates distributed backup and versioning techniques for network-based backup architectures. When data is committed to a backup system, a backup version can be created. The generated backup version can be a complete rendition of data or the generated backup... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100274767 - Backup method for storage system: The present invention provides a backup method that makes it possible to specify the recovery-enabled time of an application even in a case where a backup has been performed without staticizing the application. In response to a first instruction from a management computer, a storage system backs up a first... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100274766 - Data migration management apparatus and management method: A data migration management apparatus continuously monitors and stores the utilization statuses of a migration-source storage area and a migration-destination storage area, and uses the information to set up a data migration. An information management unit collects information related to the storage configuration and information related to performance from respective... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100274768 - De-duplication and completeness in multi-log based replication: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to multi-log based replication. In aspects, database fragments are associated with different logs. Each change to a duplicated database record may be recorded in multiple logs. A history data structure is used to determine when duplication schemas are valid. A duplication schema... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100274769 - Managing deleted directory entries: A method, system, and computer usable program product for managing deleted directory entries are provided in the illustrative embodiments. An instruction to delete the entry is received. A second entry that includes a reference to the entry is identified. A third entry including information to be preserved from the entry... Agent: Ibm Corp. (gig)
20100274770 - Transductive approach to category-specific record attribute extraction: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for segmenting and labeling a collection of token sequences. A plurality of segments of one or more tokens in a token sequence collection are partially labeled with labels from a set of target labels using high precision domain-specific labelers so as to generate a partially... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20100274771 - Information processing apparatus, and information processing method, program, and recording medium: A method of verifying the consistency in a hierarchical database includes: generating a pointer record by acquiring a reference point stored in the hierarchical database and associating a first reference point identification value determined from a storage location of the reference point with pointer information retained at the reference point;... Agent: North Shore Patents, P.C.
20100274772 - Compressed data objects referenced via address references and compression references: A computing device maintains a mapping of a virtual storage to a physical storage. The mapping includes address references from data included in the virtual storage to one or more compressed data objects included in the physical storage. At least one of the one or more compressed data objects has... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100274773 - Nearstore compression of data in a storage system: A storage server is configured to receive a request to store a data block from a client. The request to store the data block is serviced by the storage server by compressing the data block into a compression group which includes a number of compressed data blocks. The storage server... Agent: Network Appliance/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100274776 - Data search apparatus, control method therefor, and data search system: This invention is directed to a technique of extracting, from a case database, a plurality of definite case data similar to an input case. A data search apparatus which extracts definite case data from a case database includes an input acceptance unit for accepting input of case data including at... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100274774 - Digital data tagging apparatus, system and method for providing tagging and search service using sensory and environmental information: Provided are a digital data tagging apparatus for generating sensory and environmental information as a tag and endowing digital data with the sensory and environmental information that is automatically extracted using sensory sensor data and environmental sensor data, all of which are sensed by humans through their sensory organs, and... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20100274775 - System and method of displaying related sites: A system facilitates the display of thumbnail images containing images of websites related to a website currently being viewed by a user. The system may include several different components to provide the thumbnail images to the user, such as a graphical user interface, an input interface, and a processor. The... Agent: Google Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20100274777 - Method and system for processing a variable click domain display: Methods and systems for displaying at least one web site or promotion to a user (consumer) responsive to the user's query, on the user's browser, provide a display, that is for example, bifurcated, for the selected results web sites. A first, and typically larger portion of the display, takes up... Agent: Elman Technology Law, P.C.
20100274778 - Ranking documents: A plurality of documents are ranked. The documents are returned as the result of a query computed for each search engine of a plurality of search engines. Each document of the plurality of documents is associated with a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The plurality of documents includes at least one... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20100274779 - Query optimization in a multi-tenant database system: The present invention provides techniques for storing information on a multi-tenant database system to control query latency that includes a method that stores the information on the database among a plurality of tables arranged in columns and rows. For each of a subset of the plurality of tables, sets of... Agent: Joseph Olsen, Paul Durdik And Kenneth C. Brooks
20100274780 - Systems and methods for modeling partitioned tables as logical indexes: Technologies for forming logical indexes and utilizing such indexes so as to abstract many of the complexities resulting from referencing partitioned database tables. Included are technologies for making use of order-preserving properties of table metadata, for adding a partition equality predicate to an explicit predicate in merge-join processing on partitioned... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100274781 - Ordered index: Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A postings list of items containing a particular term are ordered in a desired retrieval order, e.g., most recent first. The ordered items are inserted into an inverted index in the desired retrieval order, resulting in an ordered inverted index from... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100274782 - Generating metadata for association with a collection of content items: A method of automatically generating metadata for association with a collection of content items accessible to a system (1) for processing data included in the content items, includes obtaining sets of metadata associated with the content items individually, each set of metadata including at least one attribute value associated with... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100274783 - Tuning of relevancy ranking for federated search: Determining a relevancy ranking score is disclosed. An indication is received that a relevancy ranking score algorithm is to be tuned to a selected preference. The relevancy ranking score algorithm is updated based at least in part on the selected preference, wherein the relevancy ranking score of a search result... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Emc Corporation
20100274784 - Virtual disk from network shares and file servers: A system manages a file directory containing data that is exposed by a file-server. The system provides a block-device layered on top of a network share that treats the underlying network share as read-only but allows local file-system semantics to operate on top of the network share. The end-result is... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100274785 - Database analysis using clusters: A method for mapping relationships in a database results in a cluster graph. A representative sample of records in each of a plurality of tables in the database is analyzed for nearest neighbor join edges instantiated by the record. Records with corresponding nearest neighbor join edges are grouped into clusters.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20100274788 - Method of encapsulating information in a database and an encapsulated database: In a method of encapsulating information in a database, a message is partitioned into a plurality of object class entries within the database. An object class pointer is generated for each of a first subset of the plurality of object class entries, the generating further including executing a pointer key... Agent: Charter Ip, LLC
20100274787 - Summarization of short comments: A method and a system for summarization of short comments are provided. The system comprises a memory to store a comments collection. The comments collection stores a plurality of comments for later access. The comments respectively include an overall rating and at least one phrase. The system also includes one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20100274786 - System and method for performing longest common prefix strings searches: A method and system a method for compressing and searching a plurality of strings. The method includes inputting a plurality of strings into a compression engine. The method also includes converting each of the plurality of strings into a new, prefix-preserving compressed string, using the compression engine. For every string... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service
20100274789 - Operational reliability index for the knowledge management system: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for an operational reliability index (“ORI”) scoring system in the knowledge management system that is standardized and centralized across the channels and sub-channels in an organization. The ORI system scores the reliability or confidence of the channels, sub-channels,... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100274790 - System and method for implicit tagging of documents using search query data: A computer-implemented system and method for implicit tagging of documents using search query data is provided. A corpus of documents including electronically-stored digital data is identified. A search query including one or more query terms from a user is received. The search query is executed against the document corpus. Search... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100274791 - Web-based tool for detecting bias in reviews: One embodiment provides a computer system for detecting associations between a reviewer and an entity under review. During operation, the system estimates a relationship strength between the reviewer and the entity under review, and determines whether the relationship strength between the reviewer and the entity under review exceeds a predetermined... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100274792 - Enhanced address book for mobile wireless communication devices: An exemplary method for displaying address book entry data on a mobile wireless communication device comprises displaying a list of contacts entries on a display, receiving first input indicative of selection of one of the contact entries, receiving second input indicative of a request for historical transactions associated with the... Agent: Kyocera International Inc. Intellectual Propery Department
20100274793 - Method and apparatus of configuring for services based on document flows: An approach is provided for a small footprint, flexible client process for a document-flow based service on a mobile device. The approach includes initiating modification of a metadata extraction rule based on configuration data. Metadata is extracted from a document received in a message using the modified extraction rule,... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100274803 - Document preparation support apparatus, document preparation support method, and document preparation support program: A document preparation support apparatus outputs a knowhow and a response example for each critical passage of a document. The document preparation support apparatus includes a storage unit. The storage unit includes: first corresponding information that stores a knowhow in association with a search key for extracting a critical passage;... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100274801 - Electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a use history search process module configured to transmit a use history search message including model type information of a communication apparatus with which communication has been executed by a second communication process module in a communication method different from a communication... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100274802 - Information processing apparatus, method for processing information, and storage medium: There is provided a method including acquiring content distribution information with respect to a criterion denoted by an attribute of metadata supplied to the content, determining as an option, of a plurality of options, a candidate of a search condition to be added as a query related to the attribute,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100274796 - Intelligent conference call information agents: A system is disclosed that integrates with conferencing platforms and provides real-time information by having intelligent agents running on a networked server that is integrated with the conferencing platform. The intelligent agents may be customized or adapted “on the fly” or be preprogrammed by a user or caller to examine... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100274800 - Method and apparatus for determining a list of members for a push to talk communications service: A method and apparatus for determining a list of members for a Group Push to Talk Session in a communications network. A Search Proxy function receives, from a requesting network node, a search request message. The search request message comprises at least one of an instruction to limit the maximum... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100274795 - Method and system for implementing a composite database: Methods and systems are provided that may be used to selectively implement and/or search a composite database comprising a flat file and a relational database based on the query.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20100274797 - Method and system for multi-input hierarchical content navigation: The present invention provides a method and user interface to navigate a hierarchical content catalog comprised of categories, sub-categories and individual content items. Components of the invention are the specific combination of user input capabilities; the combination of display elements; their defined spatial relationship to each other; their individual graphical... Agent: Steffen Tichatschke Soquel Technologies, LLC
20100274799 - Method for permitting and blocking use of internet by detecting plural terminals on network: The present invention is related to a technology for grasping the number of a plurality of terminals of a client using a Cookie in a private network in which plural terminals are shared by redirecting a session which is to be connected to a Web by analyzing a TCP/IP packet,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100274798 - Program recording medium, computer, and culture state analyzing method: In one aspect of an embodiment, a computer determines an identity of the cells with a cell shape data, and also determines a correspondence relationship of identification data between a plurality of cell analyzing tables at a different observing times. Also, the computer, based on the correspondence relationship of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100274804 - System and method for invoking functionalities using contextual relations: A method for obtaining contextually related instances. The method comprises providing a map of a plurality of contextual relations between a plurality of instance types and a plurality of functionalities. Each one of the functionalities is associated with one of the mapped contextual relations and configured for providing one or... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100274794 - System and method for representing information: A preferred method and system for dynamically and/or statically identifying, manipulating, registering, representing and comparing information are disclosed. In a preferred method, systems representing several elements and/or corresponding concepts, associate according to Associative Protocols such as CIRN, enabling networks to effectively represent information. In addition, this disclosure further teaches several... Agent: Frank John Williams
20100274805 - Search system of communications device: A communications system is provided which can search for information about a communications device that is not registered in a network by designating time. The search system, which includes a plurality of communications devices, gateways and an entity management server, can execute a search method. The entity management server stores... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100274806 - Selecting applications for migration from a pod environment to a pool environment: A device may receive a selection of an application from a client device, send two or more sets of questions related to the application to the client device, receive answers to the two or more sets of questions from the client device, obtain a score for each of the sets... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100274807 - Method and system for representing information: A preferred method and system for dynamically and/or statically identifying, manipulating, registering and comparing information are disclosed. In a preferred method, the elements and their respective associations respective to a data string or corpus are identified and/or represented through corresponding network elements and/or configurations. In addition, this disclosure further teaches... Agent: Frank J. Williams
20100274808 - System and method for making a recommendation based on user data: There is described a system and computer-implemented method for providing a recommendation based on a sparse pattern of data. An exemplary method comprises determining a likelihood that an item for which no user preference data is available will be preferred. The exemplary method also comprises determining a likelihood that an... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100274809 - Dynamic taxonomy process for browsing and retrieving information in large heterogeneous data bases: A process is disclosed for retrieving information in large heterogeneous data bases, wherein information retrieval through visual querying/browsing is supported by dynamic taxonomies; the process comprises the steps of: initially showing (F1) a complete taxonomy for the retrieval; refining (F2) the retrieval through a selection of subsets of interest, where... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20100274810 - Dynamic sustainability search engine: The innovation relates to systems and/or methodologies for facilitating dynamic sustainability searches. A sustainability search component executes a query, and returns one or more results that satisfy a set of search criteria and a set of sustainability factors. The search criteria can include keywords, such as product types, process types,... Agent: Rockwell Automation For Turocy & Watson LLP
20100274811 - Delayed filtering of electronic communication: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for processing an electronic communication by delaying its filtering in order to improve the effectiveness of such filtering. In one embodiment, the invention includes sequestering the electronic communication for a period of time, determining whether the electronic communication should be rejected... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100274812 - Method and system for sharing different web components between different web sites in a portal framework: The sharing of objects may be executed by performing various share type administrations. Objects may be shared directly to a site or may be made available indirectly for reuse by a site. The objects shared and made available for reuse may be added to the site to which they are... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20100274813 - Extensible framework for data import and export: A modular framework for data import/export in an application that allows modules/components to be independently developed for importing and exporting data related to specific entities, including the handling of dependencies between entities. The framework is metadata driven which allows new entities to be introduced in the application with new modules... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100274814 - Academy for the knowledge management system: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system, computer program product, or a combination of the foregoing for creating a knowledge management system including an academy system for training and tracking training results of employees in a standardized and centralized location across the channels and sub-channels in an organization.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Bofa
20100274815 - System and method for indexing, correlating, managing, referencing and syndicating identities and relationships across systems: A networking database containing a plurality of records for different identities in which identities are connected to one another by defined or interpreted Inter-Personal and Intra-Personal relationships. Individuals using the system may define, group and categorize specific identities and relationships; the system may also define, categorize and group both identities... Agent: Jonathan Brian Vanasco
20100274816 - Correlated media for distributed sources: A method and a system of associating correlating metadata with data assets, such as video and audio files, so that the files are rendered as a combination presentation are described herein. The system includes a client a media capture device that provides on board storage, network connectivity, preprocessing, preview buffering,... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100274817 - Method and apparatus for representing sensory effects using user's sensory effect preference metadata: Provided is a method and apparatus for representing sensory effect. The method includes: receiving preference information for predetermined sensory effect from a user; and generating user's sensory effects preference metadata including the preference information. The user's sensory effects preference metadata comprises light preference type information, flash preference type information, heating... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100274819 - Dynamic content assembly on edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network: The disclosed technique enables a content provider to dynamically assemble content at the edge of the Internet, preferably on content delivery network (CDN) edge servers. Preferably, the content provider leverages an “edge side include” (ESI) markup language that is used to define Web page fragments for dynamic assembly at the... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20100274818 - Method and system for updating object data with respect to object specifications in a product life cycle management system: The invention is directed to a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) update process for updating objects with respect to specifications. The process invokes dependence relations between objects. It relies on building a directed graph, wherein objects are the nodes of the graph. An arc (also called “edge”) is directed from a... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100274820 - System and method for autogeneration of long term media data from networked time-based media: The present invention provides an easy-to-use centralized service for providing and using advanced video and audio browsing and tagging methods to create a revised and improved video media set and for enabling a user to auto-create a fixed media form of the so-edited and so-improved video. The present invention also... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100274821 - Schema matching using clicklogs: Techniques described herein describe a schema and taxonomy matching process that uses clicklogs to map a schema for source data to a schema for target data. A search engine may receive source data that is structured using the source schema, and the search engine itself may contain target data structured... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100274822 - Data converting method, data converting device, terminal, and server: A data converting method is provided, which includes the following steps. Data of a terminal is acquired. A data model corresponding to the received data is confirmed to be an object data model. The data based on the object data model is converted into data based on a treelike data... Agent: Docket Clerk/htcl
20100274823 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing an adaptive context model framework: An apparatus for providing adaptive context model framework may include a processor and a memory storing executable instructions that in response to execution by the processor cause the apparatus to perform various operations. The operations performed may include receiving data from a data provider for provision to an application, querying... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100274825 - Data migration system and data migration method: When performing migration of data from a migration source file server which is not endowed with any HSM interface, to a migration destination file server which is endowed with HSM, a volume of high capacity is needed for the migration destination file server, and moreover the performance deteriorates directly after... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100274826 - Method for clipping migration candidate file in hierarchical storage management system: The system of the present invention curbs an unnecessary inter-tier file migration and provides an inter-tier file migration that conforms to the utilization state. The hierarchical storage management system respectively migrates a frequently accessed file to the upper Tier, and an infrequently accessed file to the lower Tier. This system... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100274824 - Portable storage device with subject identification and method thereof: This specification discloses a portable storage device with subject identification and the method thereof. When data are stored to the portable storage device or read from the portable storage device by other terminals, the portable storage device identifies the data subject. This solves the problem of unable to identify the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100274828 - Electronic device, storage area allocation method for file system, and computer product: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a dividing module and an allocation module. The dividing module divides a data storage area, to which file data constituting a file is to be written, into a plurality of management areas. The data storage area is in the storage area of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100274827 - Tier-based data management: The present invention addresses the deficiencies of the related art by providing a tier-based data storage solution. Specifically, the present invention evaluates the data contained in database tables by analyzing several metrics for the data, and creating a valuation score. The valuation score is used to determine the storage tier... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100274829 - Method and system for storage: A method and system for storage is provided that in one embodiment includes a store process that continually appends data to the end of a data file and without deleting the data file. Additions, changes and deletions to data are managed by adding new data to the file and changing... Agent: Perry & Currier Inc.10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20100268684 - System and method for optimizing federated and etld databases with considerations of specialized data structures within an environment having multidimensional constraints: A method for creating a data warehousing scheme having optimally selected components. A mathematical model of a goal for the data warehousing scheme is input into an optimization engine. At least one constraint on the data warehousing scheme is input into the optimization engine. A mathematical optimization algorithm is performed... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100268685 - User information processing unit, user information processing system, terminal unit, apparatus and method for providing information: A user information processing method, an apparatus thereof and a user information processing system in which personal information can be more effectively employed. Terminal use record information is obtained when a user employs terminal units. The profile information of the user is generated on the basis of the accumulated terminal... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100268686 - System and method for student-centered learning: The Student-Centered Learning System provides teachers with an effective instructional tool to allow teachers to pinpoint a student's level of cognitive understanding. By using real-time data, teachers, parents, and students will have a clear understanding of where deficiencies and misunderstandings exist that will allow a teacher to have a clearer... Agent: Jacob Chang
20100268687 - Node system, server switching method, server apparatus, and data takeover method: A plurality of active servers are connected in cascade such that data synchronized to data of a preceding server is stored in a subsequent server. A standby server stores data synchronized to data of a last one of the plurality of active servers connected in cascade. When any active server... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100268688 - Onsite backup for third party internet-based systems: A system for onsite backup of internet-based data is provided. The system includes a central computer, a client computer, a communications link between the central computer and the Internet, and a communications link between the client computer and the Internet. The system also includes at least one database containing a... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100268689 - Providing information relating to usage of a simulated snapshot: At least one simulated snapshot is created for a parent volume stored on a storage subsystem. A processor updates the at least one simulated snapshot in response to modification operations to the parent volume, wherein the at least one simulated snapshot stores metadata but not any prior version of data... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100268690 - Electronic item management and archival system and method of operating the same: An electronic item management and archival system for managing and archiving items. Each item includes at least one of image data, audio data, and video data. The system includes a server configured to receive items, archive at least one of the received items to an archive, and retrieve at least... Agent: Sutherland Ii
20100268691 - Universal visualization platform: The invention relates to a framework system and methods for connecting a plurality of tools. The system comprises a plug-in mechanism configured to dynamically load the plurality of tools, a data pool having storage space configured to store data sets associated with the plurality of tools, a linking mechanism configured... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100268692 - Verifying data security in a dispersed storage network: An integrity record is appended to data slices prior to being sent to multiple slice storage units. Each of the data slices includes a different encoded version of the same data segment. An integrity indicator of each data slice is computed, and the integrity record is generated based on each... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20100268693 - Electronic device filtering: A filtering method and apparatus for an electronic device. The operating system's program registry is copied and then modified to direct all application data to a filter program such as a virus scanning filter program. If the filter program determines that the object is virus free, the copy of the... Agent: Palm C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100268694 - System and method for sharing web applications: A system and a method for sharing web pages. In some embodiments, the following operations are preformed at a client computer system having one or more processors that execute one or more programs stored in memory of the client computer system. A representation of a web page that is displayed... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)
20100268695 - Systems and methods associated with hybrid paged encoding and decoding: According to some embodiments, a system, method, means, and/or computer program code are provided to facilitation a compression of information. In some cases, uncompressed data may be divided into a plurality of portions. A first data density value may be determined for a first portion, and a second data density... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100268696 - Advanced warning: The present invention is directed to a system, method and server to assist account issuers in managing risk, fraud and unauthorized use. A system, method and server for use in pushing advanced warning alerts to issuers based on consumer data element level triggering events and fraud and unauthorized use reports... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20100268697 - Systems and methods for using multiple hypotheses in a visual simultaneous localization and mapping system: The invention is related to methods and apparatus that use a visual sensor and dead reckoning sensors to process Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). These techniques can be used in robot navigation. Advantageously, such visual techniques can be used to autonomously generate and update a map. Unlike with laser rangefinders,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100268698 - Method of loading a database on board an aircraft: e
20100268700 - Search and search optimization using a pattern of a location identifier: Systems and methods for search and search optimization using a pattern in a location identifier is disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of search and search optimization. The method includes, detecting a set of location identifiers that... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100268699 - System and method for customization of search results: A system and method are provided for customizing search result descriptions for results returned by a search engine. The search result descriptions may be obtained through a search over a computer network. The system includes a search result description request component for enabling selection of particular data for retrieval by... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100268701 - Navigational ranking for focused crawling: Systems and methods of navigational ranking for focused crawling are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a method may include using a classifier to distinguish at least one target web page from other web pages on a website. The method may also include modeling the web pages on the website by... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100268702 - Generating user-customized search results and building a semantics-enhanced search engine: Systems and methods for generating user-customized search results and building a semantics-enhanced search engine are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of generating user-customized search results using user-defined semantic types. The method includes, identifying a first set... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100268703 - Method of search strategy visualization and interaction: A method for visually representing a search query that includes obtaining a desired search query, preparing a collection of search strategies for a query service, submitting the collection of search strategies to a query service, processing the search results, and displaying a visualization map of the search results that graphically... Agent: Schox PLC
20100268705 - Database and data access layer: The system of the present invention facilitates the collection, processing, optimization and communication of data. Project data is accessed through an architecture, comprising an access layer, with programs for retrieving, processing and communicating data from a database, and a Customer User Interface (CUI) presentation layer. The CUI provides individual users... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano
20100268704 - Method of searching information and ranking search results, user terminal and internet search server with the method applied thereto: A search method is provided to search available information and rank search results. The method retrieves a search query and bookmark-oriented information through an internet browser or a user search engine installed on a user terminal. According to the search query, the method obtains search results from the available information.... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100268706 - Method, system, and computer readable medium for managing resource links: Resource links also known as Unified Resource Links (URL's), bookmarks, hyperlinks etc. located in a category hierarchy. The resource links are used to navigate on the world wide web, on a local machine, on the interact, or on an intranet. A method of assessing a users competence in a category... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100268707 - System and method for ranking search results using click distance: Search results of a search query on a network are ranked according to an additional click distance property associated with each of the documents on the network. The click distance is measurement of the number clicks or user navigations from a page or pages on the network designated as highest... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100268708 - System and method for ranking search results within citation intensive document collections: Systems and methods facilitate a search and identify documents and associated metadata reflecting content of the documents. In one implementation, a method receives a query comprising a set of search terms, identifies a stored document in response to the query, and determines a score value for the retrieved document based... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100268709 - System, method, or apparatus for calibrating a relevance score: Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and systems associated with calibrating one or more relevance scores are disclosed.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20100268710 - Personalized web search ranking: A system and method for personalized search ranking may use a user's feedback to immediately reorder search results for this particular user so as to improve click-through rate. Upon receiving a query including one or more words, a search engine may identify a list of search results and display the... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20100268711 - Document summarization: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with automatically summarizing a document are described. One method embodiment includes computing term scores for members of a set of terms in a document to be summarized and computing sentence scores for sentences in a set of sentences in the document. The method embodiment... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC - Oracle
20100268713 - Method for automated document selection: Provided is a method for the automated selection of sample documents or pages from a large collection, and more particularly an application of the method in a proof presentment environment—where the method is employed for selection and review of representative or extreme pages from a large document, such as one... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20100268714 - System and method for analysis of information: The present invention relates to an information analysis system comprising: a summary table creation unit for analyzing an input file if the file is inputted, extracting a field list corresponding to the field list information stored in a provided database, and creating a summary table including the extracted field list;... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm
20100268712 - System and method for automatically grouping keywords into ad groups: A system and method for automatically grouping keywords into a plurality of ad groups. The method includes receiving a list of keywords and calculating a frequency of occurrence associated with each keyword in the list of keywords. The keywords in the list of keywords are automatically grouped into a plurality... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture
20100268715 - Index database creating apparatus and index database retrieving apparatus: An index database creating apparatus includes a feature extracting unit for extracting features from a content; an index creating unit for creating feature indices of the extracted features; an index selector for selecting one or more of the feature indices based on frequency-based importance levels thereof; and a feature index... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20100268716 - System and methods of providing interactive expertized communications responses using single and multi-channel site-specific integration: A real-time search system enables askers to identify and submit questions to topically and skill level relevant potential answerers. A computer server receives and analyzes short text questions, determines a corresponding set of informational facets semantically and topically characterizing the question. The informational facets are evaluated against a database index... Agent: Gerald B Rosenberg New Tech Law
20100268717 - Use of mobile devices for viewing and publishing location-based user information: The present application relates to the use of mobile devices for viewing and publishing location-based user information. One example allows a user of a mobile device to access content associated with a virtual version of an entity that exists at a physical location regardless of a location of the mobile... Agent: Rainier Patents, P.s.
20100268718 - Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding metadata: Provided are a meta data encoding/decoding method and apparatus. The meta data decoding method includes decoding a media signal containing a media object, and decoding meta data corresponding to the media object. During the decoding of the meta data signal, decoding of the meta data is skipped when the meta... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100268720 - Automatic mapping of a location identifier pattern of an object to a semantic type using object metadata: Systems and methods for automatic mapping of a location identifier pattern of an object to a semantic type using object metadata are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of identifying a set of tags associated with a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100268719 - Method and apparatus for providing anonymization of data: A method and apparatus for providing an anonymization of data are disclosed. For example, the method receives a communications graph that encodes a plurality of types of interactions between two or more entities. The method partitions the two or more entities into a plurality of classes, and applies a type... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Wt
20100268721 - Information terminal apparatus: An information terminal device having a higher degree of convenience than conventional ones is provided. The information terminal device according to the present invention is provided with a display 5, a key input device 6, a memory 7 and a control circuit 2. The control circuit 2 is provided with... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100268722 - Access control for graph data: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with access control for graph data at the instance-level are described. One example method includes accepting data access constraints that are expressed as match and apply pattern pairs to enforce security policies. A user query on graph data with a security policy restricts the... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC - Oracle
20100268724 - Method and system for approximate string matching: Approximate string matching of a target string to a trie data structure in which the trie data structure has a root node and generations of child nodes, each node representing at least one character in an alphabet to provide a lexicon of words and word fragments. Traversing the trie data... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.
20100268723 - Method of partitioning a search query to gather results beyond a search limit: In one embodiment the invention includes a method to gather search results beyond a search result limit. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of receiving a desired search term, creating a partitioning set that includes at least one partitioning term, forming a plurality of partitioned queries that include... Agent: Schox PLC
20100268725 - Acquisition of semantic class lexicons for query tagging: A user's search experience may be enhanced by providing additional content based upon an understanding of the user's intent. Query tagging, the assigning of semantic labels to terms within a query, is one technique that may be utilized to determine the context of a user's search query. Accordingly, as provided... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100268726 - Computerized system and method for advanced advertising: The invention provides an improved algorithm for selecting paid advertisements for inclusion with search engine results or with any resource retrieved from the Internet. The algorithm collects personalized data of each user and feeds the collected personalized data into search queries of search engines, to retrieve paid advertisements. The advertisements... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100268730 - Electronic device, control program, recording medium, and control method: Provided are an electronic device, a control program, a recording medium, and a control method that enable a user to efficiently learn a word to be learned. If search processing for searching for detailed information of a headword based on a received input is performed while an image is being... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100268729 - Multimedia synthetic data generating apparatus: A technique for drawing or managing multimedia data by desired groups. In a built-in memory of a cellular phone terminal, thirteen picked-up image data are stored. In tag information of each of the thirteen picked-up image data, information on date and time is recorded when an image of the data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100268732 - Printing apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: In image processing that performs an image search, user convenience is improved. An image processing apparatus includes a condition designation window display unit that displays a condition designation window which includes condition designation regions by stages for designating search conditions for features of image contents in a plurality of search... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100268733 - Printing apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: In image processing that performs an image search, user convenience is improved. An image processing apparatus includes a permitted time setting unit that sets a permitted necessary time for image search, a search condition setting unit that sets the number of search stages in series relations with each other and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100268728 - Subject-based vitality: Embodiments are directed towards managing pushed vitality updates of recent user-generated content (UGC). A vitality service is arranged to receive pushed vitality updates that each include a resource identifier and at least one other type of vitality information referring to recent UGC on a network device. The vitality service is... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100268727 - System and method for caching and utilizing flight availability data: A system and method operable to cache and retrieve flight availability data. System components are a cache database for storing flight availability data, an airline cache control for configuring the cache database for a plurality of airlines, a subscriber cache control for configuring the cache database for a plurality of... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20100268731 - Touchpoint customization system: A system for touchpoint content action customization at a current touchpoint to achieve a business objective includes a user touchpoint data capture unit and a content action optimization engine. The content action optimization engine is configured to select a plurality of candidate content actions for the current touchpoint based on... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20100268736 - Efficient creation, storage, and provision of web-viewable documents: A system and method are disclosed for providing a resource, such as a document, to a client computing device. A request is received at a server from the client for particular named objects representing a portion of the document. It is determined that the particular named objects requested are contained... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100268735 - Online content service with catalog-based interaction: An online content system is provided, including a plurality of user accounts maintained at a network-accessible online service, where associated with each user account are a plurality of content items. A catalog service is operable to provide offline metadata for the plurality of user accounts, whereby, for the plurality of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100268734 - System and method for distributed privacy preserving data mining: Distributed privacy preserving data mining techniques are provided. A first entity of a plurality of entities in a distributed computing environment exchanges summary information with a second entity of the plurality of entities via a privacy-preserving data sharing protocol such that the privacy of the summary information is preserved, the... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100268737 - Method and system for searching a database of graphical data: A method and system for searching a database of graphical data are described. Embodiments of the invention use accelerated image-comparing techniques based on an adaptation of the Levenshtein algorithm for matching or searching one-dimensional data strings for use with recognizing pre-selected targets in graphical contents of 2D images.... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20100268738 - System that maintains objects created and modified within designated directories on a per-client basis in a network filesystem: Systems that maintain objects created and modified within designated directories on a per-client basis in a network filesystem include a file server having a local processor, memory operably connected to the local processor, a filesystem including main directories loaded into the memory, and a list of operations loaded into the... Agent: Ibm Corp. (39619) C/o Anthony Edw. J Campbell
20100268739 - Systems and methods for automatically detecting and removing redirected uniform resource locators: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for managing shortened URLs. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving a request for a shortened URL from a submitting user, said request comprising a first URL. The method then generates a unique shortened URL for... Agent: George David Zalepa
20100268740 - System and method for tracking documents in an on-demand service: In an embodiment, the shared documents are stored in a document management storage. In an embodiment, each file has an ID that includes version information for checking whether the document is the most recent version. In an embodiment, an application is downloaded onto the user system that automatically upon opening... Agent: Salesforce.com, Inc. Care Of David Lewis Registered Patent Agent
20100268741 - Calendar system: A calendar system displays event data via an electronic calendar form that is accessible over a network by a user of a client computer. The system stores event data for multiple events and selectively displays event data based on whether a calendar access request is received from a guest user... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20100268742 - Contact management update protocols: A system and a method are disclosed for synchronizing folders between one or more layers of folders. It includes selecting layers to link together, comparing folders in the selected layers using an immutable identifier, parsing the folders of each of the selected layers into fields, comparing the fields of parsed... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20100268743 - Apparatus and methods for tree management assist circuit in a storage system: Apparatus and methods for improved tree data structure management in a storage controller. A tree assist circuit coupled with a tree memory is provided for integration in a storage controller. I/O processors of the storage controller transmit requests to the tree assist circuit to create, modify, and access tree data... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman LLP
20100268745 - Method and apparatus for representing sensory effects using sensory device capability metadata: Provided is a method and apparatus for representing sensory effect. The method includes: receiving capability information for sensory device; and generating sensory device capability metadata including the capability information. The sensory device capability metadata comprises light capability type information, flash capability type information, heating capability type information, cooling capability type... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100268744 - Storage-enabled facilities: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for enabling network facilities with data storage capability. A data connection is established to a storage device. Customer-defined electronic data is communicated to the storage device via the data connection. At least some of the electronic data may be managed according to a service... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20100268746 - Intervisibility determination: A system and method for efficient intervisibility determination. The intervisibility determination method of the present invention provides a multiple threat processing capability within a specified area of terrain using a common database. Computation is simplified through the method of processing data posts in the terrain elevation database. By taking integer... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100268749 - Method and system for transparent application of multiple queries across mulptile sources: There is provided a system to respond to a request for data. The system receives a request for the data, queries at least two data sources for the data based on the request and receives results that include the data that is populated to at least one data object.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20100268747 - System and method for normalizing and merging credential stores: One or more data structures are received by a computing device, wherein the one or more data structures include at least one or more user credentials. The one or more user credentials are normalized by the computing device to generate a first graph. One or more nodes of the first... Agent: Holland & Knight
20100268748 - System and method of updating supplier information: A supplier information updating system in communication with an order system and a stock system of a manufacturer includes a supplier database operable to store information regarding suppliers of the manufacturer and a part database operable to store information regarding various parts provided by the suppliers. The system obtains inquiry... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100268750 - Method and electronic device for managing content: The invention provides a method and an electronic device. The electronic device (10) comprises: a receiving unit (11) for receiving a new content; a determining unit (12) for determining if the available memory space of the electronic device is insufficient; and a selecting unit (13) for selecting an old content... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards- None available for 10/01/2010
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