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Oracle Seeks to Patent Defenses Against Search Engine Tracking

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 @ 10:26 am | Written by Steve Brachmann | Comments Off
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Posted in: Authors, Companies We Follow, Internet, IP News, Articles, Oracle, Patents, Steve Brachmann, Technology & Innovation

The Oracle Corporation, based in Redwood City, CA, is a major developer of software solutions for use in organizations. Its products include customer relationship management, database management and supply chain management software, as well as computer hardware, including servers. Oracle’s cloud-based services are enabling some colleges to provide extensive application suites online that create Internet access to a wide range of student services. A major American corporation, Oracle’s presence is growing in many regions of the world, like India, who about two-thirds of domestic corporations anticipate migrating many business services and activities to the cloud.

Companies We Follow has returned once again to the California headquarters of this major corporate software and hardware developer to get a quick look at its recent innovations. The patent applications and issued patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that are assigned to Oracle can give us an idea of the near future of enterprise software solutions.

We’re featuring one patent application today that discusses some very interesting improvements to online privacy while using search engines. This system creates data that obfuscates the search query submitted by a user so that it cannot be tracked by a third party, while still providing relevant search results. Other patent applications describing business software innovations include a method of generating consumer decision trees based on in-store transaction records, and a way to prevent others from copying the text of sensitive electronic documents.

The issued patents assigned recently to Oracle highlight some interesting intellectual property holdings that further advance the corporation’s goal in providing inclusive software solutions for businesses. Business connected to a distributed pool of network resources shared with others will benefit from an electronic resource broker agent protected in one patent.

Oracle Seeks Patent on Tracking Viewers Eyes on a Webpage

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 @ 5:12 pm | Written by Steve Brachmann | Comments Off
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The Oracle Corporation of Redwood City, CA, is an international leader in the development and sale of enterprise software solutions for businesses and corporations, especially those software suites that involve database management. The corporations recent announcement that it would incorporate the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Provenance protocols for standardized data record control in its upcoming software releases will go a very long way in making Provenance the international standard in that market. Oracle was also recently in the news on the sports page, interestingly enough, when Oracle Team USA pulled off a miraculous upset of the New Zealand team in the recent America’s Cup sailing championship.

Oracle’s strong showings in the technology world and other areas of the news make it a great subject to return to for IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow series. Like always, we’ve scoured the most recently released patent applications and issued patents assigned to Oracle by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to get an idea of what we can expect for the future of enterprise software and other computer systems.

In our featured patent application today, we see that Oracle is interested in improving graphic user interface layouts for web pages and other software programs. This application describes methods of analyzing user viewing patterns to help companies develop a product that has a more intuitive layout. Other intriguing patent applications relate to the collection of traffic data for non-GPS vehicle communications systems and quick methods of deploying enterprise software to authorized users within a business network.

Oracle Seeks Patent for Natural Language User Identification

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @ 7:45 am | Written by Steve Brachmann | Comments Off
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One month after our last check into Oracle Corporation, IPWatchdog is back to see how the database management system developer has been faring at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Along with database management, the technology developer is also involved with the innovation of enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and customer relationship software.

Many of the recent patent applications filed by Oracle and published by the USPTO showcase the company’s focus on providing software business solutions. These patent applications seek protections for improvements to enterprise software, including voice control and more efficient upgrades for enterprise planning and management software. Another application lays out a system of smart allocation for resources within a supply chain.

Oracle is also involved with efficiency upgrades to enterprise software, especially those that would benefit small businesses. Another patent application filed by Oracle would improve the reaction time for queries registered within a Model-View-Controller online database application. An official patent awarded to Oracle this month provides a better deployment model for small firms who manufacture and sell software applications.

Oracle Seeks Patent for Generational Garbage Collectors

Posted: Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:00 am | Written by Steve Brachmann | Comments Off
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Oracle Corporation is yet another technology innovator from the state of California. The company specializes in the development of database management systems, and is a heavy user of the patent system to protect its innovations, especially for patents involving efficiency upgrades to computer systems.

Recent patent applications filed by Oracle, and released by the USPTO, highlight the technology developer’s planned upgrades to current software systems, including dead memory retrieval by garbage collection applications and automated event grouping for timeline user interfaces. Another application describes a more exact system of mileage tracking for business expense reports. A recent patent also promises to give end users a better ability to tailor their search queries to provide better search results.