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Finding Data of Interest by Distributing a Filter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249442D
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to deploy filters from a storage system to associated Internet of Things Devices (IOTDs). The filter consists of an algorithm that can be executed by the IOTD or another device on behalf of the IOTD, which decides whether some data collected by the IOTD is a match for the filter.

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Finding Data of Interest by Distributing a Filter

One model of a locating data of interest from a collection of IoT (Internet of Things) devices (IOTDs) is for the IOTDs to centralize the collected data to a single storage system, and then search for data within that collection of value. However, this model can break down in several ways. The storage system may lack sufficient resources to hold all data collected by the IOTDs. The IOTDs may lack sufficient network or processing resources to deliver all the collected data to a storage system. The processing work involved in determining whether a datum is of interest is too expensive to do for a single interested party evaluating the entire set of collected data.

An alternate strategy is needed for locating data of interest while overcoming the above limitations.

The novel solution is a method to deploy filters from the storage system to the IOTDs. The filter consists of an algorithm that can be executed by the IOTD or another device on behalf of the IOTD, which decides whether some data collected by the IOTD is a match for the filter. Whether the data is a match may be represented as a Boolean yes/no, true false, or as a probability assessment (e.g., 60% confidence of a match).

A requester seeking data of interest from a set of IOTDs prepares a filter that matches data of interest to the requester. The requester has the filter distributed to the set of IOTDs. Additional information, such as a time span, and a storage locati...