Patents Examined by Leslie A. Wong
  • Patent number: 9872365
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for replacing a device in a network comprising a plurality of devices. The method includes a step of storing (132) replicated data of a first device in a storage means, a step of removing (352) the first device from the network, a step of connecting (354) a second device to the network, a step of providing (262) a replacement information comprising the first identifier and a step of providing (272) the replicated data of the first device from the storage means to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bozena Erdmann, Oliver Schreyer, Armand Michel Marie Lelkens
  • Patent number: 9861115
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and articles of manufacture for preparing frozen beverages are described. The methods and articles generally include first and/or second frozen pellets. Upon mixing the frozen pellets with an appropriate liquid for a sufficient time, a frozen beverage is obtained. Articles of manufacture including frozen pellets, as well as optional objects such as straws, spoons, and mixing containers are disclosed. Methods, compositions, and articles of manufacture for preparing frozen pellets are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: John F. Sweeney, Peter C. Dea, William R. Aimutis, Vincent M. Cavallini, Karla J. Nelson, Serpil Metin
  • Patent number: 9864778
    Abstract: Described are techniques to provide event data to users. Event data corresponding to one or more events may be received from a first device. Availability data corresponding to availability of a user regarding events may be received from a second device. The event data that corresponds to at least a portion of user data associated with the second device may be determined, and at least a portion of the event data is provided to the second device. Rating data acquired or generated by a device present at the event location may be used to adjust a rating metric associated with the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alexander Strand, Samuel Appelbaum, Raphael Hsieh, James Ronald Spencer, II
  • Patent number: 9858342
    Abstract: A method for searching for applications respective of a connectivity mode of a user device is provided. The method includes detecting a set of applications of a plurality of applications installed in the user device that can operate in an offline mode; receiving a search query entered by a user of the user device; determining a current connectivity mode of the user device, wherein the current connectivity mode is any one of an offline mode and an online mode; searching for at least one matching application from the set of applications, when the current connectivity mode of the user device is the offline mode; and displaying the at least one selected application on a display of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Doat Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Joey Joseph Simhon, Amihay Ben-David, Ran Ben-Aharon
  • Patent number: 9858300
    Abstract: A method for de-duplication, the method may include receiving a request to store in a storage system a received data entity; obtaining a received data entity signature that is responsive to the received data entity; selecting a selected data structure out of a set of data structures that comprises K data structures; wherein K is a positive integer; wherein for each value of a variable k that ranges between 2 and K, a stored data entity signature that is stored in a k'th data structure out of the set collided with stored data entity signatures that are stored in each one of a first till (k?1)'th data structures of the set; calculating an index by applying, on the received data entity signature, a hash function that is associated with the selected data structure; determining whether an entry that is associated with the index and belongs to the selected data structure is empty; writing to the entry, if the entry is empty, the received data entity signature, and storing the received data entity in the storage sys
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INFINIDAT LTD.
    Inventor: Yechiel Yochai
  • Patent number: 9852184
    Abstract: Partition-aware calculation of a window operator can be supported. Different nodes can calculate window function sub-results on database partitions locally, in parallel and independently. Recognition of scenarios in which such parallelism is permissible can be performed. Overall superior performance can result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boyung Lee, Yongsik Yoon
  • Patent number: 9844226
    Abstract: A substance is described which is capable of imparting a kokumi, which shows a more excellent kokumi-imparting effect, in particular, the initial taste-imparting type of kokumi-imparting effect, which is excellent in the stability and which can easily be produced at a low cost. Additionally, a kokumi-imparting composition which includes a substance as well as a kokumi-imparting agent including the substance and other substances possessing the CaSR agonist activities in combination. More particularly, the present invention herein provides a kokumi-imparting composition consisting of ?-Glu-Abu (L-?-glutamyl-L-2-amino-butyric acid) and a complex kokumi-imparting agent which includes the foregoing substance and another substance having a CaSR agonist activity, in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Fumie Futaki, Reiko Yasuda, Seiichi Sato, Takashi Miyaki, Naohiro Miyamura, Yuzuru Eto
  • Patent number: 9826751
    Abstract: Food products and systems and methods for their production involve microfiltration (“MF”) of fluid skim to form a MF retentate, combining the MF retentate with cream and subjecting the combination to ultrafiltration (“UF”) to form a UF retentate. Prior to UF, the composition is formed of non-acidified components. Following UF, the UF retentate is acidified and forms a food product including a high solids content. The solids content may be further increased using evaporation. The resulting cheese or cheese base contains a lower whey protein ratio in a fat:casein:whey protein ratio compared to systems and methods that do not employ MF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LAND O'LAKES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Glenn, III, Clint Garoutte, Kang Hu, Jason Thompson, Orlando Maldonado
  • Patent number: 9814248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage having excellent photodegradation resistance. More particularly, the present invention relates to a photodegradation resistant beverage comprising a fat-free milk solid content and fat content, the fat content comprising not less than 70% by mass vegetable fat and oil, and the vegetable fat and oil is selected from the group consisting of coconut oil, sunflower oil and a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ippei Ogawa, Takeshi Imazawa, Yumiko Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9781949
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an antimicrobial delivery system comprising an electrostatic complex comprising cationic biopolymer and an anionic biopolymer, wherein the antimicrobial delivery system has antimicrobial activity in a comestible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: David Julian McClements, Lynne McLandsborough, Yuhua Chang
  • Patent number: 9785702
    Abstract: A system for data aggregation and analytical scoring is described that includes a gateway operable to aggregate data received from multiple remote devices, and a device history data model storing properties for each of the multiple remote devices and storing the data received from each remote device. A scoring engine in the system acts to aggregate and analyze the data stored in the device history data model and to produce a metric based on the data. The system also includes a notification policy to conditionally notify a user based on the metric produced by the scoring engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Emmons, Jr., Jeffrey O. Smith, Richard Burtner, Henry S. Rosen
  • Patent number: 9781946
    Abstract: The present invention concerns flavoring substance-included compounds comprising or consisting of a polymer part and certain included flavoring substances. These flavoring substance-included compounds may be present in the form of mixtures with accompanying substances and possibly water. The present invention also concerns a method for producing flavoring substance-included compounds, the use of flavoring substance-included compounds according to the invention as a means of flavoring preparations or semi-finished products for nourishment or pleasure and corresponding preparations and semi-finished products for nourishment or pleasure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventor: Sven Siegel
  • Patent number: 9775371
    Abstract: This invention relates to alkyl 5-acyloxydecanoate having formula (1) as follows: wherein R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having one to four carbon atoms, R2 denotes an alkyl group having one to four carbon atoms, with the proviso that the case where R1 is a methyl group and R2 is a methyl group or an ethyl group is excluded, which is capable of giving to food products or the like a characteristic flavor, or a sensory impression, of milk, fat or cream, and to the use of the same in flavoring compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daichi Oguro, Kenji Haraguchi, Hiroyasu Takaku
  • Patent number: 9777253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining a lactic acid bacteria strain which results in a high mechanical shear resistance of the products fermented with the strain and to bacteria strains obtainable by such a method. Furthermore, the present invention relates to lactic acid bacteria strains which results in a high resistance towards mechanical shear treatment of the products fermented with the strains or mutants and variants thereof. The improved stability of the texture can be measured as reduced sedimentation in drinking yoghurt applications and reduced syneresis in set-type yoghurt applications. Thus, the present invention also relates to methods for preparation of a fermented milk product, such as a yoghurt, with such lactic acid bacteria strains and to such fermented milk products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CHR. HANSEN A/S
    Inventors: Ditte Marie Folkenberg, Christian Gilleladen, Helle Skov Guldager
  • Patent number: 9772909
    Abstract: A computer-implemented proxy server local to a backup target system performs a backup method for a system supporting a plurality of virtual machines. The backup method includes receiving an initialization of a connection over a network from a backup server identifying the system to backup to the backup target system, establishing a communication connection over the network with the system to backup including identifying an interface for accessing data of the system to backup, receiving an image of the system to backup from the backup server, retrieving a data set corresponding to the image from the system to backup over the network, and writing the data set to a local file in the backup target system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jian Xing, Windsor W. Hsu
  • Patent number: 9773043
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating an implicit profile for use by a recommendation engine or a question router is provided. User behavior on at least one of one or more electronic devices and an electronic communications network is tracked. User-related information relating to the user behavior is analyzed to extract or derive key words therefrom. The key words are stored in a profiles database as the implicit profile and used by the recommendation engine or question router to characterize user interests, expertise, and skills when matching a request from a querying user to a potential user or group of users having the relevant background to respond to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Gartner, Inc.
    Inventors: Nir Polonsky, Girish Malangi
  • Patent number: 9760289
    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: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Barton, Will Reese, John A. Dickinson, Jay B. Payne, Charles B. Thier, Gregory Holt
  • Patent number: 9760842
    Abstract: An operation target management apparatus includes a detector, a determination unit, and a registration unit. The detector detects deletion of a first management-right holder, who has been registered as a person having management rights for an operation target, the management rights being rights to manage plural types of operational right. The determination unit determines, in a case where deletion of the first management-right holder is detected, a second management-right holder, who is to newly have management rights for the operation target from among plural operational-right holders having at least either an operational right or management rights for at least one of the operation target and another operation target associated with the operation target. The registration unit registers the second management-right holder as a person having management rights for the operation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hideo Fujii
  • Patent number: 9740717
    Abstract: A system and apparatus intermediates between a centralized remote file service and several distributed virtual machine data center servers. When several file blocks are committed by applications running in virtual machines, they are aggregated together into a fewer number of file write operations to exploit the parallelism of multi-disk arrays. Requests for frequently retrieved file blocks are redirected to the location of the freshest retention. Each data center has a non-transitory file block store locally attached which provides images of virtual machines, applications, and data. Each file block librarian provides a file system view to each virtual machine. Several Virtual Machine Data Centers are coordinated by a tracker that locates, redirects, and retrieves any file block of any version of any file within its name space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: IC Manage Inc.
    Inventor: Roger March
  • Patent number: 9723853
    Abstract: A dairy-based yogurt product having a protein level above 15%, sometimes more than 25%, with a smooth and rich texture and no grittiness. The yogurt product includes a particular selection of dairy proteins and other ingredients to raise the gelation temperature of the dairy proteins and avoid causing gelation or precipitation during pasteurization. Additionally, pasteurization temperatures, times and methods are selected to avoid gelation. Starting dairy proteins generally have relatively higher pH levels and low total acidity (TA) levels to help reduce gelation during pasteurization. Ingredients such as buffering agents and sequestering agents may be utilized to help raise the gelation temperature, as well as higher sugar levels which can control hydration of the proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Twin Cups, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Bennett, Nathan Carey, Jacob Israelachvili