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Date/App# patent app List of recent Metadata-related patents
02/04/16
20160037280 
 System and tools for enhanced 3d audio authoring and rendering patent thumbnailSystem and tools for enhanced 3d audio authoring and rendering
Improved tools for authoring and rendering audio reproduction data are provided. Some such authoring tools allow audio reproduction data to be generalized for a wide variety of reproduction environments.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


02/04/16
20160037189 
 Methods and systems for providing content patent thumbnailMethods and systems for providing content
Methods and systems for providing content are disclosed. An example method can comprise a first device receiving a video content item via a first communication link.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


02/04/16
20160036913 
 Method for providing a client device access to a plurality of remote storage devices patent thumbnailMethod for providing a client device access to a plurality of remote storage devices
A controller system allows direct access to a client device accessing remote data storage devices communicatively connected to the controller. A virtual block metadata (vbm) is generated by the controller system, the vbm including a plurality of maps.
Excelero


02/04/16
20160036882 
 Simulataneous metadata extraction of moving objects patent thumbnailSimulataneous metadata extraction of moving objects
In some examples, a main computing device may be configured to segment the video stream into multiple video clips processing a video stream that includes multiple frames. Further, the main computing device may be configured to distribute the video clips to multiple computing nodes to extract the metadata of moving objects in the video clips.
Hua Zhong University Of Science Technology


02/04/16
20160036881 
 Computing device and  exchanging metadata with peer devices in order to obtain media playback resources from a network service patent thumbnailComputing device and exchanging metadata with peer devices in order to obtain media playback resources from a network service
A computing device operates to receive, from at least a first peer device, a set of metadata that includes one or more identifiers to media playback resources. The computing device operates to determine one or more filters for the set of metadata.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160036872 
 Systems and methods for organizational collaboration patent thumbnailSystems and methods for organizational collaboration
A peer collaboration method comprising: receiving commands from certain users to create project correspondence environment (pce) objects each containing pce metadata and pce team members and related entities; generating, for each of the pce objects, child pce objects associated with respective related entities, associating each entity with the respective child pce object as a pce child member, and inheriting respective pce metadata from the pce object, each one of the child pce objects additionally containing child pce team members; documenting correspondence held between any of the child pce team members within each respective child pce object; providing each of the child pce team members with an access to the documented correspondence within the child pce object; documenting correspondence held between any of the pce team members with each of the entities; and providing each of the pce team members with an access to the documented correspondence in the pce object.. .
Candex Technologies Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036765 
 Content delivery network (cdn) content server request handling mechanism with metadata framework support patent thumbnailContent delivery network (cdn) content server request handling mechanism with metadata framework support
To serve content through a content delivery network (cdn), the cdn must have some information about the identity, characteristics and state of its target objects. Such additional information is provided in the form of object metadata, which according to the invention can be located in the request string itself, in the response headers from the origin server, in a metadata configuration file distributed to cdn servers, or in a per-customer metadata configuration file.
Akamai Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036762 
 Dynamic dns-based service discovery patent thumbnailDynamic dns-based service discovery
Techniques are provided for performing dynamic dns-sd. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes one or more databases, one or more transceivers to receive a first domain name system (dns) query from a first computing device, the first dns query defining a first service discovery name space, and one or more processors in communication with each of the one or more databases and the one or more transceivers.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036761 
 Forwarding selected document passages from an electronic reader patent thumbnailForwarding selected document passages from an electronic reader
A method of forwarding selected passages from an electronic document being displayed on an electronic reader to a designated recipient. The method includes electronically selecting a passage from the electronic document, and automatically associating metadata with a selected passage upon selection by the user.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


02/04/16
20160036759 
 Systems and methods for event stream management patent thumbnailSystems and methods for event stream management
A system for managing event streams is provided that includes a volatile memory, a non-volatile memory, and a processor. The volatile memory is configured to store, for each of a plurality of event streams associated with the client device, metadata indicative of events not yet delivered to a client device and the content associated with only a most recent event of the event stream.
Google Inc.


02/04/16
20160035387 

Automated story generation


Automatic story production is implemented by the utilization of theme scripts with user assets to generate a quality finished product with minimum user input or direction. A user chooses a predesigned theme script to be applied to the user's assets to automatically create a story with a particular look and feel.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


02/04/16
20160035355 

Audio decoder and decoding method using efficient downmixing


A method, an apparatus, a computer readable storage medium configured with instructions for carrying out a method, and logic encoded in one or more computer-readable tangible medium to carry out actions. The method is to decode audio data that includes n.n channels to m.m decoded audio channels, including unpacking metadata and unpacking and decoding frequency domain exponent and mantissa data; determining transform coefficients from the unpacked and decoded frequency domain exponent and mantissa data; inverse transforming the frequency domain data; and in the case m<n, downmixing according to downmixing data, the downmixing carried out efficiently..
Dolby International Ab


02/04/16
20160035094 

Image-based object location system and process


A camera image, associated pose, and range data are applied as inputs to a floor plan generation process, which outputs a venue floor plan. The camera image, associated pose, and venue floor plan are input to a data extraction process, which outputs feature geo-location and metadata information to a data storage mechanism..

02/04/16
20160034920 

Modifying a number of opportunities in a customer relationship management (crm) system


Modifying a number of opportunities in a customer relationship management (crm) system includes obtaining, from a crm system, a number of opportunities, the opportunities representing a complex record structure in the crm system, in which each of the opportunities captures a number of fields of metadata, comparing the metadata associated with the opportunities with a number of archived opportunity templates to create a comparison, analyzing the comparison to identify a number of patterns for the opportunities, and modifying, based on the number of patterns for the opportunities, the opportunities to create at least one new opportunity.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160034903 

Modifying a number of opportunities in a customer relationship management (crm) system


A method for modifying a number of opportunities in a customer relationship management (crm) system includes obtaining, from a crm system, a number of opportunities, the opportunities representing a complex record structure in the crm system, in which each of the opportunities captures a number of fields of metadata, comparing the metadata associated with the opportunities with a number of archived opportunity templates to create a comparison, analyzing the comparison to identify a number of patterns for the opportunities, and modifying, based on the number of patterns for the opportunities, the opportunities to create at least one new opportunity.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160034847 

Devices, tracking and auditing shipment items


Devices, systems and methods for tracking and auditing shipment items are provided by capturing video of the shipment items handled in a facility. In certain embodiments, tracking devices are disclosed that can be integrated in a platform for material handling vehicle and manufacturing systems.
Blue Point Tec Llc


02/04/16
20160034846 

Devices, tracking and auditing shipment items


Devices, systems and methods for tracking and auditing shipment items are provided by capturing video of the shipment items handled in a facility. In certain embodiments, tracking devices are disclosed that can be integrated in a platform for material handling vehicle and manufacturing systems.
Blue Point Tec Llc


02/04/16
20160034844 

Collaborative task management and completion


An interface for editing content items permits users to enter tasks and designate metadata relating to the tasks, such as an assigned user for the task, a deadline for the task, and a category of the task. A content item browser presents content items to a user along with a summary of the task completion of tasks within the content item.
Dropbox, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034698 

Static redirection for objective c


Particular embodiments establish static redirection of a function that is a member of a class to an alternate implementation of the function. A software tool executing on a computer server receives an executable file for an application and a location for an alternate implementation of the function.
Vmware, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034680 

Credential-free identification and authentication


A method of authenticating a user so that the user can access a website without entering a unique user credential. A user accesses a target and is presented with an authentication code and an address, and the user sends a message containing the authentication code to that address.
Textpower, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034598 

Graph-based system and information storage and retrieval


Structure of a resultant every document as a graph (evg) graph may be outlined using an evg query. First metadata for a first data source may be retrieved.
Linkedin Corporation


02/04/16
20160034549 

Hierarchical chunking of objects in a distributed storage system


Placement of object replicas in a distributed storage system includes, at a first instance, opening a journal for storage of object chunks. An object is received, which comprises one or more chunks.
Google Inc.


02/04/16
20160034544 

System and multi-dimensional data representation of objects


Systems and method for multi-dimensional data representation of an object is provided. The multi-dimensional data representation method includes evaluating a similarity measure for a query corresponding to an object.

02/04/16
20160034539 

System and managing metadata


A server for searching for metadata corresponding to content includes a communicator configured to receive metadata corresponding to content related to at least one device of a user, from the at least one device; and a controller configured to store the received metadata in a remote storage that is separate from the server, the received metadata being searchable, and upon receiving a search request containing a search term for searching for metadata, to search the received metadata stored in the remote storage for metadata related to the search term.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034526 

Advanced searching of relational data via a mobile device


A system, method and apparatus for providing for searching of relational data via a mobile communications device are provided. Information identifying searchable tables containing fields is received using a metadata application program interface (api).
Salesforce.com, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034514 

Providing search results based on an identified user interest and relevance matching


Computerized systems for providing interest-to-item matching when item metadata is lacking or unavailable such that desired items of interest (e.g., research datasets) may be located for a user. For instance, the computing system may generate a context of a user's interest based on information indicating the user's interest (e.g., authors of research document, title of research document), and use the context to identify potentially relevant items and determine the relevance of the items to the user's interest.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


02/04/16
20160034512 

Context-based metadata generation and automatic annotation of electronic media in a computer network


Computerized systems for automating content annotation (e.g., tag creation and/or expansion) for low-content items within a computer network by leveraging intelligence of other data sources within a network to generate secondary content (e.g., a “context”) for items (e.g., documents) for use in a tagging process. For example, based on user assigned tags for an item, secondary content information can be generated and used to determine a new list of candidate tags for the item.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota


02/04/16
20160034508 

Write operations in a tree-based distributed file system


Techniques for cloning, writing to, and reading from file system metadata. Cloning involves identifying a first set of pointers included in a first root node in a file system metadata tree structure that stores file system metadata in leaf nodes of the tree structure, creating a first copy of the first root node that includes the first set of pointers, creating a second copy of the first root node that includes the first set of pointers, associating the first copy with a first view, and associating the second copy with a second view.
Cohesity, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034507 

Read operations in a tree-based distributed file system


Techniques for cloning, writing to, and reading from file system metadata. Cloning involves identifying a first set of pointers included in a first root node in a file system metadata tree structure that stores file system metadata in leaf nodes of the tree structure, creating a first copy of the first root node that includes the first set of pointers, creating a second copy of the first root node that includes the first set of pointers, associating the first copy with a first view, and associating the second copy with a second view.
Cohesity, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034452 

Media fingerprinting and identification system


The overall architecture and details of a scalable video fingerprinting and identification system that is robust with respect to many classes of video distortions is described. In this system, a fingerprint for a piece of multimedia content is composed of a number of compact signatures, along with traversal hash signatures and associated metadata.
Gracenote, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034451 

Digital asset dock (dad)


A method, system, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer program product provide the ability to ingest a media content file. The media content file to be uploaded and managed in an enterprise media framework (emf) is selected.
Fox Digital Enterprises, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034444 

Phrase-based communication system


A client device, such as a digital video recorder, provides a phrase-based communication system in which users are presented with a dynamic messaging interface of selectable phrases and other elements. At least some of the phrases may be selected using algorithms that identify phrases that are likely to be useful to the particular user and/or the context in which the user is creating a message.
Tivo Inc.


02/04/16
20160034431 

Method and system for assigning a content item as a link target to a managed object


A smart link selection invention for assigning a content item as a link target to a managed object in a web content project of a web content management system. The web content project comprises at least one content page having content item(s).
Open Text S.a.


02/04/16
20160034394 

Methods and systems for using predictive cache statistics in a storage system


Method and systems for a storage system are provided. Simulated cache blocks of a cache system are tracked using cache metadata while performing a workload having a plurality of storage operations.
Netapp, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034356 

Backup operations in a tree-based distributed file system


Techniques for cloning, writing to, and reading from file system metadata. Cloning involves identifying a first set of pointers included in a first root node in a file system metadata tree structure that stores file system metadata in leaf nodes of the tree structure, creating a first copy of the first root node that includes the first set of pointers, creating a second copy of the first root node that includes the first set of pointers, associating the first copy with a first view, and associating the second copy with a second view.
Cohesity, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034283 

Global data establishment for storage arrays controlled by a plurality of nodes


A plurality of data arrays are coupled to a plurality of nodes via a plurality of adapters. The plurality of adapters discover the plurality of data arrays during startup, and information about the plurality of data arrays are communicated to corresponding local nodes of the plurality of nodes, wherein the local nodes broadcast the information to other nodes of plurality of nodes.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160034261 

Augmenting programming languages with a type system


Described is a technology by which metadata augments a programming language such as javascript. Software components such as application programming interfaces are associated with metadata.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


02/04/16
20160034194 

Read disturb and data retention handling for nand devices


Systems, methods, and apparatus are herein disclosed for reducing read disturb and data retention errors in flash memory devices designed for long lifespans, such as greater than 10 or 15 years. Read disturb errors can be reduced by maintaining a read counter stored in a volatile memory and a fastmap memory block of the flash memory.
Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029105 

Generating video summaries for a video using video summary templates


Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest.
Gopro, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029059 

Methods and vending and delivering the content of disk recordings


A dvd player/recorder incorporates a hard drive mass memory device for temporarily storing program content and metadata, includes a network interface for connecting to content and metadata providers, as well as other resources and other computers, via the internet, a television interface for connecting to a conventional television set which reproduces content from the dvd player, and also connects the dvd player to a set top box which provides a connection to a cable or satellite provider which forms a further source of programming and metadata. The dvd player can retrieve and play content, and permit the navigation of content, specified on a metadata playlist file..
Compass Innovations, Llc


01/28/16
20160028761 

Systems and methods for parallelized custom data-processing and search


This invention provides systems and methods for data processing by means of an ongoing background process on an end-user's computer. As a user receives and generates data, files are analyzed.
Nuix Pty Ltd


01/28/16
20160028737 

Multiple resource servers interacting with single oauth server


A framework, which conforms to the oauth standard, involves a generic oauth authorization server that can be used by multiple resource servers in order to ensure that access to resources stored on those resource servers is limited to access to which the resource owner consents. Each resource server registers, with the oauth authorization server, metadata for that resource server, indicating scopes that are recognized by the resource server.
Oracle International Corporation


01/28/16
20160028692 

Methods and systems for context-based application firewalls


Context-based application firewall functionality. A user session is initiated with a client device.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028640 

Service chain header and metadata transport


metadata may be embedded in a service chain header (sch) appended to a packet that is forwarded over a service chain path. The metadata may include information that is used to process the packet at a downstream service function chain (sfc) entity on the service chain path.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027475 

Video scene classification by activity


Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest.
Gopro, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027470 

Scene and activity identification in video summary generation


Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest.
Gopro, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027113 

System and developing trading strategies through a graphical user interface


A system and method for providing a framework for developing trading strategies through a graphical user interface includes a client device functionally associated with a network which displays the graphical user interface; an interfacing server, functionally associated with the client device through the network; a transaction server which facilitates transfer of data/information/metadata associated with the user; a database/data store, functionally associated with the transaction server which stores data including the user data; a portfolio management and trading module functionally associated with the database/data store which facilitates position selection, trade of financial instruments and all associated portfolio and trade management functions and a financial instrument related data analyzer functionally associated with the interfacing server wherein said graphical user interface uses symbols and context to enable the user to build, test, review and implement a trading strategy for trade of financial instruments.. .
Ra Capital Corporation Limited


01/28/16
20160027088 

System and social style mapping


A system is disclosed that obtains an image of an apparel item and text describing the apparel item. The system also determines descriptive metadata of the apparel item by extracting information from the text.
Snap+style, Inc


01/28/16
20160027074 

Determining content prices from journalist metadata


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for obtaining, from a content management system, a plurality of articles and respective information for each article in the plurality of articles; obtaining, for the journalist of each article, respective metadata of the journalist, wherein the respective metadata comprises at least an influence metric of the journalist; processing, for each article, the respective information and the respective metadata of the journalist of the article as training data to train a regression model; and providing a first article and metadata of an journalist of the first article as inputs to the regression model and determining, with the regression model, using one or more computers of the content management system, an initial price of the first article.. .
Qbeats Inc.


01/28/16
20160027070 

System and warehousing owned item valuations


Described is a system that enables owners of tangible assets—owned items—to collect, secure and actively manage information about their valuable personal property. A database serves as a secure repository for valuations of owned items and related metadata, e.g., valuation appraisal certifications, item descriptions, locations, manuals, and photographs.
Trov, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027018 

Matching resources to an opportunity in a customer relationship management (crm) system


Matching resources to an opportunity in a customer relationship management (crm) system includes obtaining, from a crm system, an opportunity, the opportunity representing a complex record structure in the crm system, in which the opportunity captures a number of fields of metadata, determining, from the metadata, a number of opportunity attributes associated with the opportunity, determining a number of resource attributes for a number of resources, ranking the resource attributes with the opportunity attributes to determine a score for each of the resources, and presenting, based on the score, a list of the resources that are recommended for the opportunity.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


01/28/16
20160026956 

Matching resources to an opportunity in a customer relationship management (crm) system


Matching resources to an opportunity in a customer relationship management (crm) system includes obtaining, from a crm system, an opportunity, the opportunity representing a complex record structure in the crm system, in which the opportunity captures a number of fields of metadata, determining, from the metadata, a number of opportunity attributes associated with the opportunity, determining a number of resource attributes for a number of resources, ranking the resource attributes with the opportunity attributes to determine a score for each of the resources, and presenting, based on the score, a list of the resources that are recommended for the opportunity.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


01/28/16
20160026947 

Systems and methods for organizing metadata


Embodiments described herein disclose systems and methods for presenting information to a user, wherein the user may view and interact with the information. Embodiments may be configured to present the information in a multilayer pie chart, sunburst, etc., wherein different layers of the chart represent different metadata corresponding to different tasks..
Bp3


01/28/16
20160026874 

Activity identification in video


Video and corresponding metadata is accessed. Events of interest within the video are identified based on the corresponding metadata, and best scenes are identified based on the identified events of interest.
Gopro, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026866 

Use of camera metadata for recommendations


In various example embodiments, a system and method for using camera metadata for making recommendations are presented. At least one image file having camera metadata is received.

01/28/16
20160026736 

Method and identifying and recommending exchanging of digital assets


An approach for implementing an asset exchange platform for identifying assets associated with a user and providing recommendations to exchange the assets. The approach includes identifying one or more digital assets associated with a user.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


01/28/16
20160026697 

Systems and methods for identifying intersections using content metadata


User-submitted content (e.g., stories) may be associated with descriptive metadata (intersection metadata), such as a timeframe, location, tags, and so on. The user-submitted content may be browsed and/or searched using the descriptive metadata.
Iii Holdings 2, Llc


01/28/16
20160026687 

Social capture rules


The collection of social data from social networking services for moderation purposes is improved by analyzing social mentions captured using an initial set of capture rules. The text and/or metadata of social mentions previously captured using an initial rule set of capture rules may be analyzed to identify common text and/or common metadata amongst those social mentions.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


01/28/16
20160026674 

Apparatus and fsync system call processing using ordered mode journaling with file unit


A computing device supporting ordered mode journaling. The computing device includes a memory that stores a program for operating a file system supporting ordered mode journaling; and a processor that operates the program stored in the memory.
Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University


01/28/16
20160026672 

Data and metadata consistency in object storage systems


Technology is disclosed for maintaining consistency between data and metadata of an object storage system. The object storage system stores a single copy of the data object in the object storage system and creates metadata associated with the data object in a metadata database of the object storage system.
Netapp. Inc.


01/28/16
20160026644 

Motor vehicle infotainment system with automatic search term completion


A method for operating an infotainment system of a motor vehicle for searching in a database in which at least one database entry with a distinct object identifier and corresponding metadata is stored is disclosed. When a search term is entered into an input field of an input unit, an input completion unit searches through a search history for a search term that matches the partial input already present in the input field.
Audi Ag


01/28/16
20160026639 

Context-based text auto completion


An aspect of auto-completion of text entered by a user includes configurable data collection components that collect from software applications text data and metadata representing an initial state of each of the applications and text data and metadata representing changes to the state of one or more of the applications. A central text matching component receives and stores the text data and metadata.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/28/16
20160026627 

System and enhancing voice-enabled search based on automated demographic identification


Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for approximating responses to a user speech query in voice-enabled search based on metadata that include demographic features of the speaker. A system practicing the method recognizes received speech from a speaker to generate recognized speech, identifies metadata about the speaker from the received speech, and feeds the recognized speech and the metadata to a question-answering engine.
Interactions Llc


01/28/16
20160026614 

Methods and annotating documents


Methods and apparatus for annotating documents are disclosed. For example, a user of an electronic record management system may be viewing a document and/or metadata associated with a document offline, such as on a tablet device that does not necessarily have network connectivity.
Kcura Corporation


01/28/16
20160026579 

Storage controller and managing metadata operations in a cache


A cache controller having a cache supported by a non-volatile memory element manages metadata operations by defining a mathematical relationship between a cache line in a data store exposed to a host system and a location identifier associated with an instance of the cache line in the non-volatile memory. The cache controller maintains most recently used bit maps identifying data in the cache, as well as a data characteristic bit map identifying data that has changed since it was added to the cache.
Lsi Corporation


01/28/16
20160026540 

Merging an out of synchronization indicator and a change recording indicator in response to a failure in consistency group formation


A first data structure stores indications of storage locations that need to be copied for forming a consistency group. A second data structure stores indications of new host writes subsequent to starting a point in time copy operation to form the consistency group.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/28/16
20160026526 

Encoder by-pass with scrambler


A first physical location is read to obtain read data. Error correction decoding is performed on the read data to obtain error-corrected data where the error-corrected data includes first error-corrected metadata.
Sk Hynix Memory Solutions Inc.


01/28/16
20160026483 

System for an instruction set agnostic runtime architecture


A system for an agnostic runtime architecture. The system includes a close to bare metal jit conversion layer, a runtime native instruction assembly component included within the conversion layer for receiving instructions from a guest virtual machine, and a runtime native instruction sequence formation component included within the conversion layer for receiving instructions from native code.
Soft Machines, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026462 

Application wrapping for application management framework


Methods and systems for developing, modifying, and distributing software applications for enterprise systems are described herein. A software component, such as a native mobile application or a template application, may be modified into a managed mobile application, and metadata associated with the managed mobile application may be generated.
Citrix Systems, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026408 

Storage device metadata synchronization


Embodiments are disclosed relating to garbage collecting storage blocks in a storage device. In one embodiment, data is selected for relocation from a storage block in a storage device during reclaiming of the storage block.
Fusion-io, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026403 

Merging an out of synchronization indicator and a change recording indicator in response to a failure in consistency group formation


A first data structure stores indications of storage locations that need to be copied for forming a consistency group. A second data structure stores indications of new host writes subsequent to starting a point in time copy operation to form the consistency group.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160021476 

System and adaptive audio signal generation, coding and rendering


Embodiments are described for an adaptive audio system that processes audio data comprising a number of independent monophonic audio streams. One or more of the streams has associated with it metadata that specifies whether the stream is a channel-based or object-based stream.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


01/21/16
20160021431 

Managing lifecycles of television gadgets and applications


The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming. The method further includes sending search requests that include the identified metadata to a search system for selecting at least one portable program module.
Google Inc.


01/21/16
20160021423 

Content management with biometric feature recognition


A method includes storing metadata associated with content from at least one content source, determining that the content is being presented, receiving data representing a biometric attribute associated with a content consumer, determining that the content consumer is consuming the content, and updating the metadata associated with the content in response to determining that the content consumer is consuming the content.. .
Red Hat, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021330 

Method and providing engaging experience in an asset


In one embodiment, at least one of number of times a frame is paused by a plurality of users (users) and attention-activity of the users for the frame is tracked for each frame of an asset (video etc.). An interactive version of at least one frame is pre-generated based on the tracking.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


01/21/16
20160021175 

Metadata-assisted providing of appearance of data


The use of logic for routing data. metadata that is associated with data residing on a first computing system is sent to at least a second computing system.
Microsoft Corporation


01/21/16
20160021160 

Method for the aggregation and the transmission of multimedia data


A method for data communication is provided and may include storing multimedia data in a first database, the multimedia data being associated with assigned metadata stored in the first database. The assigned metadata may be created for a plurality of users based on at least a user profile for each of the users, which may be based on prior viewing habits.
Swisscom Ag


01/21/16
20160020907 

Reconstructable content objects


One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for delivering a content piece over a network using a set of reconstructable objects. During operation, the system obtains a metadata file that includes a set of rules; generates the set of reconstructable objects for the content piece based on the set of rules included in the metadata file; cryptographically signs the set of reconstructable objects to obtain a set of signed reconstructable objects; and delivers, over the network, the set of signed reconstructable objects along with the metadata file to a recipient, thereby enabling the recipient to extract and store a copy of the content piece and then to reconstruct the set of signed reconstructable objects from the stored copy of the content piece and the metadata file..
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated


01/21/16
20160019933 

Apparatus and methods for recording audio and video


Audio/video recorders are presented for recording audio and video of various types of proceedings, including court proceedings. In some examples, audio/video recorders may obtain case information associated with a case identifier from a case management database, and associate at least some of the case information with one or more audio channel inputs of the audio interface.

01/21/16
20160019883 

Dataset shift compensation in machine learning


A method for inter-dataset variability compensation, the method comprising using at least one hardware processor for: receiving a heterogeneous development dataset comprising multiple samples and metadata associated with at least some of the multiple samples; dividing the multiple samples into multiple homogenous subsets, based on the metadata; averaging high-level features of each of the multiple homogenous subsets, to produce multiple central high-level features for the multiple homogenous subsets, respectively; computing an inter-dataset variability subspace spanned by the multiple central high-level features; removing the inter-dataset variability subspace from the high-level features of the multiple homogenous subsets, to produce denoised samples; and training a machine learning system using the denoised speech samples.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160019608 

Dynamically adaptable real-time customer experience manager and/or associated method


Certain example embodiments relate to a dynamically adaptable real-time customer experience manager and/or associated method. Electronic messages are received from different source systems.
Software Ag


01/21/16
20160019490 

Derivation of operating entities and metrics from collaboration data obtained from computing systems


In a method for deriving entities and metrics from collaboration data from a plurality of computing systems, collaboration data is extracted from sent mails and calendars at the plurality of computing systems of a plurality of collaborators. The collaboration data is linked to correspond to one or more entities based on an activity type and collaborator metadata of the collaboration data, linked to organizational metadata defining a structure of an organization, and linked to external entities metadata defining one or more entities outside of the organization.
Volometrix, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019317 

Volume or virtual machine level backup and generating placeholders for virtual machine files


According to certain aspects, a method can include creating a backup copy of data associated with a virtual machine (vm) on one or more secondary storage devices, wherein the backup copy includes corresponding secondary copies of a plurality of files associated with the vm; analyzing metadata associated with the secondary copies to determine which of the plurality files are eligible to be removed from the primary storage device; in response determining that one or more files are eligible to be removed from the primary storage device, for respective file of the one or more files: determining whether the respective file has been changed since a first time at which the backup copy of the data associated with the vm was created; in response to determining that the respective file has not changed since the first time, removing the respective file; and adding a file placeholder for the removed file.. .
Commvault Systems, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019287 

Querying a database using relationship metadata


Categorizing data in an on-demand database environment is provided. The categorized data is accessed to provide results based on statistical likelihood that records provide a desired result of a query.
Salesforce.com, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019247 

Building a metadata index from source metadata records when creating a target volume for subsequent metadata access from the target volume


Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for building a metadata index from source metadata records when creating a target volume for subsequent metadata access from the target volume. A copy operation is initiated to copy the source volume to the target volume, wherein the target volume is created with a target volume name different from a source volume name of the source volume.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160019243 

Template metadata


A template metadata system and a process for attaching descriptive information to metadata of a template are described. The template metadata process can include, but is not limited to, characterizing template properties for purposes of finding, filtering, organizing, and processing a database of templates.
Elateral, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019224 

File system content archiving based on third-party application archiving rules and metadata


An information management system according certain aspects for archiving file system content may include a third-party application archiving data agent configured to: access third-party application archiving rules for archiving data to one or more secondary storage devices, wherein the third-party application archiving rules are defined by a third-party application to archive files associated with the third-party application; access third-party metadata associated with a plurality of files in a file system, wherein the plurality of files is associated with the third-party application and the third-party metadata is defined by the third-party application; determine whether to archive one or more files of the plurality of files based at least in part on the third-party application archiving rules and the third-party metadata; and in response to determining that a first file of the plurality of files should be archived, archive the first file to the one or more secondary storage devices.. .
Commvault Systems, Inc.


01/21/16
20160019217 

Systems and methods for recommending media items


Large media libraries containing songs, movies, or images, can be organized as a graphical media map. Depending on the contents of a particular large media library, the media map can have empty cells that do not correspond to a media item in the media library.
Mediagraph, Llc


01/21/16
20160019148 

Hash discriminator process for hierarchical cache system


A coordinating node maintains globally consistent logical block address (lba) metadata for a hierarchy of caches, which may be implemented in local and cloud based storage resources. Associated storage endpoints initially determine a hash associated with each access request, but forward the access request to the coordinating node to determine a unique discriminator for each hash..
Clearsky Data


01/21/16
20160019147 

Decoupling data and metadata in hierarchical cache system


A coordinating node creates virtual storage from a hierarchy of local and remote cache storage resources by maintaining global logical block address (lba) metadata maps. A size of the metadata maps at each level of the hierarchy is independent of an amount of data allocated to a respective cache store at each level..
Clearsky Data


01/21/16
20160019003 

Validation of storage arrays based on information stored in global metadata


A director node of a plurality of nodes determines a plurality of data arrays, where the plurality of data arrays have been discovered at boot time. The director node determines global metadata information, based on reading boot sectors of at least one of the plurality of data arrays discovered at boot time.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160018953 

Systems and methods for generating an interactive user interface from a database


Systems and methods are provided for generating interactive user interface pages from a data store. At least a portion of metadata is received from a data store, wherein the appearance and functionality of a plurality of interactive user interface pages is based on the metadata.
Jm Consulting


01/14/16
20160014597 

Method and system for enabling and activating a functionality of an electronic device


A machine-readable code is received at a first server and decoded to obtain a device id and a first provider id that identifies a device provider providing the second electronic device. At least one of the machine-readable code or the device id is transmitted to a second server.

01/14/16
20160014422 

Distribution of multi-format high dynamic range video using layered coding


An encoder receives an input enhanced dynamic range (edr) image to be stored or transmitted using multiple coding formats in a layered representation. A layer decomposer generates a lower dynamic range (ldr) image from the edr image.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


01/14/16
20160014368 

Identifying and tracking digital images with customized metadata


A method of tracking digital images includes inputting data identifying a subject of an image into a camera, acquiring an image with the camera, and storing the image and the inputted data, as metadata, in an image file when the image is acquired. The method can be implemented using a scanner, a digital camera, and a data processor.
Lifetouch Inc.


01/14/16
20160014133 

Image management system


There is provided a surveillance management process comprising a management system maintaining a plurality of client accounts that regulate access to image data via a data network, each of the client accounts having an authorization parameter that defines an access level for a corresponding client system, the management system receiving image streams from a surveillance network comprising a plurality of imaging nodes and autonomously producing metadata descriptors from the image streams, the metadata descriptors identifying sub-frame features of an image stream, the management system using the metadata descriptors to classify image data derived from the corresponding sub-frame features in predefined access categories, and the management system using the authorization parameter of the client accounts to regulate access to classified image data, the access level for a client account defining the access categories that a corresponding client system can access.. .
Iomniscient Pty Ltd


01/14/16
20160014095 

Policy-based access control in content networks


Systems and techniques for policy-based access control in content networks are herein described. Content and metadata describing the content may be encrypted by using an access control policy and a cryptographic key associated with the access control policy.

01/14/16
20160014075 

System and managing page variations in a page delivery cache


Embodiments disclosed herein provide a high performance content delivery system in which versions of content are cached for servicing web site requests containing the same uniform resource locator (url). When a page is cached, certain metadata is also stored along with the page.
Open Text S.a.


01/14/16
20160013987 

Aggregated network model with component network aggregation


Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with aggregated network modeling with component network aggregation are described. In one embodiment, a method for modeling an aggregated network includes storing a first set of nodes associated with a first network and a first set of links associated with the first network, wherein each link in the first set of links connects a pair of nodes in the first set of nodes.
Oracle International Corporation


01/14/16
20160013823 

Custom broadcast audio content station


A system may be configured to scan audio content providers, using at least one receiver, to identify metadata of audio content instances currently being broadcast by the audio content providers, capture audio content instances from the audio content providers, using the at least one receiver, when the metadata of the audio content instances matches desired content information, and add the captured audio content instances to a customized content queue of desired audio content. The system may also be configured to provide, to a content categorization server, user content preferences indicative of properties of audio content instances preferred by a user, receive, from the content categorization server, desired content information indicative of metadata of audio content instances preferred for experiencing by a user based on the user content preferences, and identify audio content instances broadcast from audio content providers as preferred based on the desired content information..
Myine Electronics, Inc.


01/14/16
20160012859 

System and generating and using spatial and temporal metadata


A computer-implemented method is provided that includes: obtaining, by a configured computing system, a plurality of video frames; determining, by the configured computing system, one of the plurality of video frames that includes an element of interest; creating, by the configured computing system, a logical object that represents a visual, sonic, or conceptual element of interest in the video frames; creating, by the configured computing system, a target that represents a visual outline or other presence indicator of an element of interest in the one video frame; associating, by the configured computing system, a metadata trait with logical object; associating, by the configured computing system, a logical object with a target that includes information for use upon later user selection of the target during presentation of the one video frame; and storing, by the configured computing system, indications of the created target and associated logical object and metadata traits, to enable use of the information included in the logical object upon the later user selection of the target.. .
Hypershow Ltd.


01/14/16
20160012858 

Video file creation device and video file creation method


A video file creation device according to an embodiment includes an encoder, a metadata acquisition unit, a file creation unit, and a data storage unit. The encoder is configured to create compressed video data from a video stream.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/14/16
20160012742 

Apparatus for providing game interworking with electronic book


An apparatus for providing a game interworking with an electronic book is disclosed. The apparatus receives from the electronic book, which is executed separately from the game, the result of reading tracking collected while the electronic book is played, converts same using a metadata system, and then determines a learning asset and game content to be provided during game play using same.
Wedu Communication Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160012611 

System and measuring distances related to an object utilizing ancillary objects


A system and method for measuring distances related to a target object depicted in an image and the construction and delivery of supplemental window materials for fenestration. A captured digital image is obtained containing a scene with a target object whose dimension is to be measured.
Wexenergy Innovations Llc


01/14/16
20160012350 

Interoperable machine learning platform


An interoperable platform that provides a way to automatically compose and execute even complex workflows without writing code is described. A set of pre-built functional building blocks can be provided.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


01/14/16
20160012315 

Context-aware handwriting recognition for application input fields


For context-aware handwriting recognition for input fields, an apparatus, system, method, and computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus may include a processor, a handwriting input unit operatively coupled to the processor, a display operatively coupled to the processor, a field metadata module that obtains metadata related to an input field, a field type module that identifies a field type of the input field associated with the handwriting input based on the metadata, and a recognition tuning module that adjusts a handwriting recognition engine based on the field type.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


01/14/16
20160012270 

Dynamic control for data capture


This application is directed to dynamic control for data capture. A device may comprise a capture logic module to receive at least one of biometric data from a biometric sensing module, context data from a context sensing module or content data from a content sensing module.
Intel Corporation


01/14/16
20160012153 

Capturing run-time metadata


A processor captures, during the run-time of a first event, run-time metadata associated with the first event, the run-time metadata comprising a data lineage and a data provenance. The data lineage identifies input data existing before the first event and resulting data of the first event.
Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.a.


01/14/16
20160012128 

Methods and systems for inter plug-in communication


Methods and system for a storage environment are provided. The method generates a first discovery request for a first plug-in associated with a first application executed by a computing system having access to a networked storage system for a storage service operation; acquires metadata by the first plug-in for the storage service operation and storing the metadata at a first location and at a second location, where the second location is at a storage device managed by a storage interface module that co-ordinates completion of the storage service operation; generates a second discovery request for a second plug-in for a second application for the storage service operation; and acquires metadata by the second plug-in using the metadata acquired by the first plug-in for the storage service operation and updating metadata stored at the first location and the second location..
Netapp, Inc.


01/14/16
20160012099 

Age-based policies for determining database cache hits


Systems and methods are provided for high-performance data processing. A policy is received that indicates a cutoff time.
Oracle International Corporation


01/14/16
20160012097 

Checking freshness of data for a data integration system, dis


A method of checking freshness of data for a data integration system, dis, storing data integrated from external sources in a data store where a freshness check is carried out on queried data integrated from external sources, the freshness check accessing stored metadata in the dis and comparing the stored metadata for the queried data with current metadata of the external sources for the queried data; and where if the stored metadata matches the current metadata, the dis allows the query to use the data in the data store and if the stored metadata does not match the current metadata, the data in the data store is refreshed from the external source before use in the query.. .
Fujitsu Limited


01/14/16
20160012073 

Method of managing, writing, and reading file on tape


Managing a file on a tape. In response to a request to write a first file to a tape, whether a second file including data identical to the first file already exists on the tape is detected.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/14/16
20160012062 

Archive-system-independent archive-type objects


This disclosure provides various embodiments for archiving a business object. At least one particular business object is identified for archiving.
Sap Se


01/14/16
20160012049 

Identification of multimedia content in paginated data using metadata


One or more processors determine whether a metadata is included in a body of content. In response to a determination that the metadata is included in a body of content, one or more processors determine whether the metadata indicates that multimedia content is included in the body of content.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/14/16
20160012047 

Method and updating speech recognition databases and reindexing audio and video content using the same


A method and apparatus for reindexing media content for search applications that includes steps and structure for providing a speech recognition database that include entries defining acoustical representations for a plurality of words; providing a searchable database containing a plurality of metadata documents descriptive of a plurality of media resources, each of the plurality of metadata documents including a sequence of speech recognized text indexed using the speech recognition database; updating the speech recognition database with at least one word candidate; and reindexing the sequence of speech recognized text for a subset of the plurality of metadata documents using the updated speech recognition database.. .
Ramp Holdings, Inc.


01/14/16
20160012030 

Data form generation and gathering


A data entry form rendered on a screen display is based on a user provided form such that the appearance and field positions of the screen display simulates the paper form that is familiar to the user. The rendered form identifies field positions based on a scan of the paper form, and a graphical user interface receives user input for attributes for each identified field.





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