Patents Examined by Leslie Wong
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10196430
    Abstract: To provide effective use from a yeast extract residue, an excess of which is produced as a byproduct of yeast extract, or reduction in amount of the yeast extract residue. Also to obtain various useful substances. A cell wall lytic enzyme having no protease is allowed to act on a yeast extract residue, after which a heat treatment is performed at 70 to 80° C. for 10 to 20 minutes, thereby enabling separation into a fraction of primarily cell walls and a fraction of primarily protein. A yeast protein having a protein content of 60% or more is obtained from the fraction of primarily protein and, by subjecting the yeast protein to enzymatic degradation, a seasoning having a high amount of total nitrogen is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KOHJIN LIFE SCIENCES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ason, Yusuke Fukuda, Setsuko Hirakura, Hiroko Kodera, Eiji Nakao
  • Patent number: 10191953
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to control operations of extracting data from at least one web page based on an identified parameter, sorting the extracted data into a particular category of a plurality of categories, generating a page populated by at least some of the extracted data, the page further including functions generated according to content of the extracted data, the functions executable on the content, and displaying a group of pages on the display unit including the generated page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungtae Kim, Hyerim Bae, Changhyup Jwa, Yangwook Kim, Sunkee Lee
  • Patent number: 10192254
    Abstract: A method to allocate memory, in response to application requests, for a compact data structure having location data and a trailer section is provided. The trailer section of the compact data structure is checked to determine an offset for listings and indices representing the location data. Upon determining the offset, the listings and indices are loaded into memory and responses to the application requests are generated by utilizing the listings and indices stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Baskaran Dharmarajan, Jay C. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10188123
    Abstract: A method of preparing a less sodium food product involves forming a reaction mixture of one or more of liquid sodium potassium hydrogen phosphate and liquid sodium dipotassium phosphate and combining a food ingredient with the emulsifying salt mixture. A reduced sodium process cheese product is formed of a sol to gel conversion fat stabilized via a hydrated protein matrix by a combination of potassium caseinate and sodium caseinate in which the caseinates are derived from an emulsifying salt mixture of liquid sodium potassium hydrogen phosphate and liquid sodium dipotassium phosphate, which, prior to reaction, accounts for at least about 2.5 and up to about 8.32 percent by weight of a total weight of the process cheese product. The emulsifying salt mixture formed of the reaction mixture remains in solution at ambient conditions for at least two weeks prior to incorporation with a food ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LAND O'LAKES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Alexander Glenn, III
  • Patent number: 10178875
    Abstract: A method of imparting to, or modifying in, a comestible product, umami taste, including the addition to a comestible product base of at least one compound of formula (I) wherein one of X1, X2, or X3 is selected from the group consisting of S, N and O and the remaining two are CH2; and A is selected from in which R1, R2, R3, R4 R5, R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, methyl, ethyl, propyl, OH, OMe, OEt, COOH, COOR7, in which R7 is selected from linear or branched C1-C7 alkyl, and CONR8R9, in which R8 and R9 are independently selected from hydrogen and straight or branched C1-C4 alkyl; or any two adjacent substituents R2-R6 together form a ring of 5 or 6 members; and n is 1 or 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Givaudan S.A.
    Inventor: David C. Bom
  • Patent number: 10169457
    Abstract: A personalized view of insights into social activity surrounding a content item is provided that may indicate to a user why a given piece of content may be interesting to him/her. A user's activities, as well as the activities of others (e.g., colleagues of the user) may be shown, including such items as a total number of views, comments, followers, and likes associated with the content item. The insights view may be personalized based on the user's relationships with other users in association with the content item. The user may learn through the personalized view who among his/her relationships have commented, edited, shared, or liked the content item, as well as, how many of the user's colleagues have viewed the content item. In addition, through a search function that may be applied to the view content, a user may learn about related content items based on the social insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Miller, Stefan Debald, Viral Shah, Joshua Stickler, Fredrik Holm, Ashok Kuppusamy, Øyvind Linna Eikeland, Mathuranthagaa Selvarathnam, Marcin Łukasz Roman, Colamba Patabedige Janaka Chathuranga Perera, Bjørnstein Lilleby, Rune Devik, Sangram Jyoti Bal
  • Patent number: 10146837
    Abstract: SQL queries are optimized to operate directly on compressed data (and obtain the correct result) rather than requiring that the data be first decompressed prior to processing a query. Certain characteristic pattern trees are mapped against a logical input query plan that includes certain logical operators such as a DECOMPRESS that precedes a JOIN or a GROUPBY in association with a COUNT to identify instances in the plan that match a characteristic pattern. Upon locating a match, the input query plan is transformed into a logically equivalent plan that operates correctly on compressed data, by analyzing the interplay of the semantics of logical query operations with the compressed data and substituting less costly structures and operations. DECOMPRESS operations are moved to operate subsequent to a JOIN or eliminated altogether, and COUNT operations are replaced by a different operation, such as SUM, that is logically equivalent for compressed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan, Florian Michael Waas
  • Patent number: 10146854
    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: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nita Dembla, Marco Greco, Bingjie Miao
  • Patent number: 10146885
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for ordering scripting language source code. A request for a first scripting language resource may be received. The first scripting language resource may provide one or more functionalities for a web application. A second scripting language resource may be identified based on dependency information. In some implementations, the dependency information identifies a dependency between the first scripting language resource and the second scripting language resource. A response including the first and second scripting language resources may be generated. In some implementations, the first and second scripting language resources may be ordered based on the dependency information. In various implementations, the response may be capable of being transmitted to a web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Sachin G. Totale, Julian M. Hjortshoj
  • Patent number: 10133782
    Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques for data extraction are described. The techniques include a method and system for retrieving an extraction job specification, wherein the extraction job specification comprises a source repository identifier that identifies a source repository comprising a plurality of data records; a data recipient identifier that identifies a data recipient; and a schedule that indicates a timing of when to retrieve the plurality of data records. The method and system further include retrieving the plurality of data records from the source repository based on the schedule, creating an extraction transaction from the plurality of data records, wherein the extraction transaction comprises a subset of the plurality of data records and metadata, and sending the extraction transaction to the data recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Huw Pryce, James Neale, Robert Fink, Jared Newman, Graham Dennis, Viktor Nordling, Artur Jonkisz, Daniel Fox, Felix de Souza, Harkirat Singh, Mark Elliot
  • Patent number: 10120903
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a series of queries provided from a user device, the series of queries including two or more queries, obtaining a query pattern of the series of queries based on one or more entities and one or more aspects associated with the two or more queries, and determining, at least partially based on the query pattern, that a teachable moment interface is to be displayed with search results, and in response, transmitting content to be displayed in the teachable moment interface on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Behshad Behzadi