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Patent Issued for Emergent Information Database Management System

May 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent by the inventor Miller, Landon C. G. (Tuscaloosa, AL), filed on August 13, 2007, was published online on April 29, 2014.

The assignee for this patent, patent number 8712987, is International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY).

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present disclosure relates to the field of sensor networks and managing the emergent information that their sensors develop.

"Currently, system sensors collect data in a non-intelligent manner. That is, even if a sensor has limited intelligence (e.g., a camera that automatically tracks moving objects), most of the data collected by the sensors, and then transmitted to a controller, is meaningless. That is, sensors typically transmit data in a continuous manner, such that most of the transmitted data is 'dead air' in which nothing of interest is happening. To find subject matter of interest, the controller must perform either extensive data mining or use programs that search for patterns of previously stored data. Most searching is for simple, single sensor type, threshold events."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "A method for recreating known emergent information comprises initially storing data in a database. Multiple data patterns, which are based on known emergent information, are developed. These multiple data patterns are ranked according to each data pattern's historic accuracy in creating the known emergent information. The data is applied to a highest-ranked data pattern to recreate the known emergent information.

"The above, as well as additional purposes, features, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the following detailed written description."

For more information, see this patent: Miller, Landon C. G.. Emergent Information Database Management System. U.S. Patent Number 8712987, filed August 13, 2007, and published online on April 29, 2014. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and Data Management, Information and Data Aggregation, International Business Machines Corporation.

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