Patents Examined by Leslie A. Wong
  • Patent number: 10306903
    Abstract: Cheese products with improved flavor, texture and melting properties are disclosed. Topical application of a dairy powder, and in particular a cream cheese powder, to a cheese product improves not only dairy flavor when consumed cold, but unexpectedly also melted appearance, texture and taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Chad D. Galer, Paul V. Gass, Aaron S. Handrick, John A. Hirschey, Brian E. LeVine, Carolyn J. Trinka
  • Patent number: 10311158
    Abstract: Streamlining a stream computing environment by distributing tuple attributes to associated operators in the environment involves receiving a stream of tuples for processing by one or more stream operators. A tuple in the stream of tuples is analyzed to identify one or more data attributes required by the one or more stream operators during processing. Each of the identified attributes is distributed to particular operators that require the identified attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan K. Cradick, Cory J. Kleinheksel
  • Patent number: 10299999
    Abstract: The invention relates to flavor compositions comprising a mixture of coolant compounds comprising menthol and a menthane carboxamide selected from N-(4-cyanomethylphenyl) p-menthanecarboxamide, 2-isopropyl-5-methyl-N-(2-(pyridin-4-yl)ethyl)cyclohexanecarboxamide, or a mixture of N-(4-cyanomethylphenyl) p-menthanecarboxamide and 2-isopropyl-5-methyl-N-(2-(pyridin-4-yl)ethyl)cyclohexanecarboxamide, wherein the total amount of menthane carboxamide is about 0.1 to 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Givaudan S.A.
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Talsma, Tracy Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 10301583
    Abstract: A method of making a flavored beverage includes combining water and a plurality of flavor compounds in an amount sufficient to impart the flavor of a wine, a whiskey or a beer. A kit for making a flavored beverage can include a plurality of flavor compounds, a quantity of yeast, a quantity of sugar and a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christian Schuh, Jason Flora, Gerd Kobal, Georgios D. Karles
  • Patent number: 10296641
    Abstract: Techniques include transmitting a search query to a search system and receiving search results from the search system. The search results include an application access mechanism (AAM) that specifies a native application state and an application download address (ADA) that indicates a location for downloading the application. The search results also include preview data associated with the state and/or a web access mechanism (WAM) that specifies a web-based application state. The techniques further include generating a selectable link including the AAM, ADA, and one or both of the preview data and WAM, displaying the link, and receiving a user selection of the link. The techniques also include, in response to receiving the user selection, performing one or more of downloading, installing, and launching the native application, and setting the application into the state, displaying the preview data, and launching the web-based application, and setting the application into the web state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shravan Sogani, Liron Shapira, Eric J. Glover
  • Patent number: 10296543
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed which automatically build a database by automatically assigning links to an expert, pushing content to an expert, providing expert annotation, and linking the content to an annotation database. A term is selected by applying rules. An advertiser can sponsor the term. Content windows can be attached to the term, the content window containing information such as definitions, related products or services, sponsorship information, information from content syndicators, translations and reference works. A utility is available to the expert that allows the expert to analyze the term in context by extending or reducing the sentence or paragraph the word is contained in. Data objects that represent the contents of the database and templates are syndicated to remote servers running a processing engine. The processing engine uses these data objects to execute linking rules without requiring a connection to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sentius International, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Bookman, David Kurtz, Niket Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 10289615
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for resolving a natural language query. Input (e.g., text input, audio input) corresponding to a query requesting data is received. A type of the query is determined based on a natural language analysis on the query. A form of response to the query is identified based on the type of the query. A visualization associated with the form of response is identified. The visualization is presented via a user interface. The presented visualization includes the requested data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OpenGov, Inc.
    Inventors: Gurdas Nijor, Andrew Clark
  • Patent number: 10289642
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a first set of one or more images are identified as a list of image candidates to be matched with a content item that is identified in response to a search query, where the content item is provided by a first content provider. A first lookup operation is performed in an image whitelist table to identify a second set of one or more images that are associated with a second content provider other than the first content provider. Any image candidate that is included in the second set of the images is removed from the list of image candidates. One of the candidate images is then selected to be associated with the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Qi Kong, Fan Zhu, Guang Yang, Jingao Wang
  • Patent number: 10275465
    Abstract: A method and a system for detecting an occurrence of an auto-commit operation applied to files managed by a file server compliant with write-once-read-many (WORM) rules. The method includes: allocating a plurality of non-overlapping predefined time ranges starting from a newest-changed-files time range and ending at an oldest-changed-files time range, wherein the time ranges add up to an auto-commit period associated with the auto-commit operation; repeatedly updating a count of files whose file-change-time is associated respectively with one of the allocated time ranges, wherein the updating is carried out every time the predefined time range lapses; and detecting, every time the time range lapses, an occurrence of an auto-commit operation applied to at least one of the files stored on the volume within a duration of the time range since the updating, whenever the count of the files associated with the oldest-changed-files time range is non-zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Noa Neria, Itay Dar, Michael Estrin
  • Patent number: 10275317
    Abstract: Data from computing devices is backed-up regularly, storing a snapshot of the data and corresponding metadata in a data store. The backup data are stored for a relatively short period of time before being archived to long-term storage. For snapshots with files with identical data that are not archived together, archive storage space and computing resources may be conserved by not storing duplicates of the data. When the data is added to the archive storage, the archive storage location is added to backup reference entries for other files with identical data. When all files referencing an archive storage location are expired from the backup data store, an archive retention period is initiated, and an entry is added to a time-based archive expiration database indicating the storage location and an expiration time for the archived data. At the expiration time, the archived data is designated for deletion from the archive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Milind Borate, Shekhar S. Deshkar
  • Patent number: 10268751
    Abstract: Provided is a method of providing a plurality of pieces of data related to at least one of a plurality of pieces of content released through or generated from an event, the method including: collecting the plurality of pieces of data related to at least one of the plurality of pieces of content from at least one source; classifying the plurality of pieces of data based on which data is related to which content; and determining an order of the plurality of pieces of content and providing the classified plurality of pieces of data according to the determined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Naver Corporation
    Inventor: Do Youn Kim
  • Patent number: 10251409
    Abstract: Suggested is a mixture of matter, comprising: (a) steviol glycosides, (b) starch degradation products and (c) one or more phenolic sweetness-enhancing aroma substances selected from the group formed by hesperetin, phloretin, 1-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)propan-1-one, 7,3-dihydroxy-4?-methoxyflavan and 5-hydroxy-4-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-7-methoxy-2-chromanone. On condition that components (a+b) and (c) are present in a ratio by weight of from 1.99 to 99:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SYMRISE AG
    Inventors: Uwe Schafer, Gerhard Krammer, Gerald Glaubitz, Thomas Riess, Jakob Ley, Susanne Paetz
  • Patent number: 10248335
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for backing up data in a backup storage space. A computer receives a request for backing up a second data file, wherein the second data file is created from a first data file. The computer determines whether a third data file satisfies one or more of predetermined conditions for backup; wherein the third data file is generated when the second data file is created from the first data file and the third data file comprises information for creating the second data file from the first data file. In response to determining that the third data file satisfies the one or more of the predetermined conditions for backup, the computer backs up the third data file, without backing up the second data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Itagaki, Sosuke Matsui, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10231474
    Abstract: A consumable composition may include naringenin at concentrations suitable to improve certain characteristics of the composition. Naringenin may, for example, be added to a composition or included in a sweetening composition that may be added therein to adjust sweetness attributes. For example, beverages that include one or more steviol glycosides may typically be deficient in upfront sweetness, and naringenin may be added therein to improve the temporal profile of sweetness delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DR PEPPER/SEVEN UP, INC.
    Inventors: Stacey K. Walton, Gino E. Olcese
  • Patent number: 10229118
    Abstract: We describe here a system and method for creating, maintaining and using a semantic search engine environment for precise retrieval of curated answers to questions where the answers may be drawn from an authoritative document collection. The invention combines processing by human developers and software: semantic editing tools for creating, storing, maintaining queries and variants of queries, and query and document passage categories; links from queries to text passages that provide answers to these queries; a document retrieval store; means for matching user queries against stored queries; means for creating, storing, maintaining, and retrieving semantic and management metadata and categories about queries and documents and using these data for navigating the document collection; and means for finding information related to the user's information need by text and semantic similarity retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Information Extraction Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alwin B. Carus, Thomas J. DePlonty
  • Patent number: 10219522
    Abstract: A composition includes Punica extract and a Lamiaceae extract, wherein a majority of the volatile oil components have been removed from the Lamiaceae extract. A method for applying the composition to a food which includes but is not limited to fresh/unprocessed and processed meat, fish or poultry is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NATUREX S.A.
    Inventors: Mélanie Marie-Paule Patricia Heudré, Simona Birtic, François-Xavier Henri Pierre, Xavier Pierre François Mesnier, Anne Passemard, Antoine Charles Bily, Marc Roller
  • Patent number: 10210238
    Abstract: In a method for table statistics update, in response to a request to modify a row in a target table, a database management system inspects a log record for the modified row in the target table, determines that the target table is configured for continuous statistics evaluation, and determines whether a mini-bin related to the modified row exists. When the mini-bin related to the modified row does not exist, the database management system creates the mini-bin. When the mini-bin related to the modified row exists, the database management system aggregates the modified row into the mini-bin, and when the mini-bin is determined to have reached a threshold size, stores the mini-bin to a disk. The database management system then consolidates a plurality of mini-bins stored in the disk and corresponding to the target table into a set of bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nita Dembla, Marco Greco, Bingjie Miao
  • Patent number: 10209893
    Abstract: An example method for storing data includes providing a plurality of physical storage pools, each storage pool including a plurality of storage nodes coupled to a network. The method also includes mapping a partition of a plurality of partitions to a set of physical storage pools, where each physical storage pool of the set of physical storage pools is located in a different availability zone, and the storage nodes within an availability zone are subject to a correlated loss of access to stored data. The method further includes receiving a data management request over the network, the data management request being associated with a data object. The method also includes identifying a first partition of the plurality of partitions corresponding to the received data management request and manipulating the data object in the physical storage pools mapped to the first partition in accordance with the data management request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Barton, Will Reese, John A. Dickinson, Jay B. Payne, Charles B. Thier, Gregory Holt
  • Patent number: 10201175
    Abstract: Compounds represented by the formula and their edible salts, and edible compositions containing same wherein R1 is an alkyl residue containing 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkene residue containing from 9 to 25 carbon atoms with 1 to 6 double bonds, such that R1 together with the carbonyl group to which it is attached is a residue of a carboxylic acid, and the amino acid residue connected to the carbonyl carbon atom is a residue of a 1-amino cycloalkane carboxylic acid (ACCA), and n is 1, 2, 3 or 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Feng Shi, Harry Renes, Esther Van Ommeren, Susanna Magdalena Vorster, Yili Wang, Adri De Klerk, Stephan Haiber, Eric Houben, Jacob Elings
  • Patent number: 10198495
    Abstract: A device for partitioning a database includes an interface to a database including one or more tables, and a hardware-based processor configured to determine configuration information for the database, the configuration information defining a partitioning scheme for the one or more tables of the database, form a partition function based on the configuration information and a schema for the database, and apply the partition function to the one or more tables to partition the one or more tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jay Bailey, Kevin Liberacki