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Patent Application Titled "Conformed Dimensional Data Gravity Wells" Published Online

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventors ADAMS, SAMUEL S. (RUTHERFORDTON, NC); FRIEDLANDER, ROBERT R. (SOUTHBURY, CT); KRAEMER, JAMES R. (SANTA FE, NM); LINTON, JEB R. (MANASSAS, VA), filed on January 2, 2013, was made available online on July 10, 2014.

The assignee for this patent application is International Business Machines Corporation.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present disclosure relates to the field of computers, and specifically to the use of computers in managing data. Still more particularly, the present disclosure relates to sorting and categorizing data.

"Data are values of variables, which typically belong to a set of items. Examples of data include numbers and characters, which may describe a quantity or quality of a subject. Other data can be processed to generate a picture or other depiction of the subject. Data management is the development and execution of architectures, policies, practices and procedures that manage the data lifecycle needs of an enterprise. Examples of data management include storing data in a manner that allows for efficient future data retrieval of the stored data."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product defines multiple dimensional data gravity wells on a conformed dimensional data gravity wells membrane. Non-dimensional data objects are associated with dimension objects to define conformed dimensional objects. The conformed dimensional objects are parsed into an n-tuple that includes a pointer to one of the non-dimensional data objects, a probability that a non-dimensional data object has been associated with a correct dimension object, and a weighting factor of importance of the conformed dimensional object. A virtual mass of each parsed conformed dimensional object is calculated, in order to define a shape of multiple dimensional data gravity wells that are created when conformed dimensional objects are pulled into each of the dimensional data gravity well frameworks on a conformed dimensional data gravity wells membrane.


"FIG. 1 depicts an exemplary system and network in which the present disclosure may be implemented;

"FIG. 2 illustrates a process for generating one or more conformed dimensional objects;

"FIG. 3 illustrates a process of preparing a data stream for transmission to a dimensional data gravity wells membrane;

"FIG. 4 depicts parsed synthetic dimension objects being selectively pulled into dimensional data gravity well frameworks in order to define dimensional data gravity wells; and

"FIG. 5 is a high-level flow chart of one or more steps performed by a processor to define multiple dimensional data gravity wells on a dimensional data gravity well membrane."

For more information, see this patent application: ADAMS, SAMUEL S.; FRIEDLANDER, ROBERT R.; KRAEMER, JAMES R.; LINTON, JEB R. Conformed Dimensional Data Gravity Wells. Filed January 2, 2013 and posted July 10, 2014. Patent URL:

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

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