Patents Examined by Leslie Wong
  • Patent number: 11562085
    Abstract: Herein are spatially scalable techniques for anisotropic compression of shared entropy between alternate representations of same data. In an embodiment, a computer compresses an uncompressed independent column into a compressed independent column. Based on the compressed independent column, an uncompressed dependent column is compressed into a compressed dependent column. The compressed independent column and the compressed dependent column are stored in a same file. In an embodiment, a computer stores, in metadata, an encrypted private key for decrypting an encrypted column. The encrypted column and the metadata are stored in a file. A request to read the encrypted column is received. Based on a public key and the file, the encrypted private key is decrypted into a decrypted private key. The public key is contained in the request and/or the file. The request is executed by decrypting, based on the decrypted private key and the file, the encrypted column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Shrikumar Hariharasubrahmanian, Jean-Pierre Dijcks, Jacco Draaijer
  • Patent number: 11559071
    Abstract: The use of a compound according to formula (I) or the edible salts thereof in an edible composition to mask or modulate an undesired taste or off-taste contained in the edible composition 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, R1 together with the carbonyl group to which it is attached is a residue of a carboxylic acid, and NR2R3, in which R3 is H or together with R2 and the N-atom to which they are attached, a 5-membered ring, is a residue of an amino acid, in particular a proteinogenic amino acid, ornithine, gamma-aminobutyric acid or beta alanine, or a 1-amino cycloalkyl carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Feng Shi, Harry Renes, Esther Van Ommeren, Susanna Magdalena Vorster, Yili Wang, Adri De Klerk, Jenifer Augelli
  • Patent number: 11551277
    Abstract: A system and a method for obtaining a content plan are provided. The system includes a computing device configured to: provide a tag for each clause of each sentence of each product description of each of a category of products, where the tags include introductive tags corresponding to attributions of the products and description tags corresponding to descriptions of the products; determine tag exclusiveness, tag similarity, tag distance, and tag causality between the tags; generate candidate tag sequences the product descriptions; and filter the candidate tag sequences using the tag exclusiveness, the tag similarity, the tag distance and the tag causality to obtain the content plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: BEIJING WODONG TIANJUN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., JD.COM AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huasong Shan, Li Chen, Hui Zhou
  • Patent number: 11540542
    Abstract: Aldehydes of formula (I) (X represents an alkyl or alkenyl group having up to 9 carbon atoms) for use in taste modulation and/or flavor compositions are provided. Specifically, the compounds of the presently disclosed subject matter provide effective and unexpected taste modulating properties. The taste modulation and/or flavor compositions can be incorporated into various consumer end products in particular in combination with high intensity sweeteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis J. Lombardo, Michael E. Lankin, Maureen Blandino, Jennifer B. Tartaglia
  • Patent number: 11540548
    Abstract: Whey protein based liquid nutritional compositions are provided. The liquid nutritional compositions include at least 7% by weight protein and all of the protein is provided by a whey protein hydrolysate and an intact whey protein. The liquid nutritional compositions have a neutral pH, a low viscosity, and are shelf stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Richard Ponce
  • Patent number: 11528928
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of a nutritional composition comprising sialylated oligosaccharides for enhancing cognitive development and learning skills in mammals. The nutritional composition comprises 3?-Siallylactose (3?-SL) and 6?-Siallylactose (6?-SL) in a weight ratio between 10:1 and 1:10 and is specifically for use in enhancing learning skills and/or enhancing memory function in an individual by increasing the sialic acid (Neu5Ac) concentration in the brain of said individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Zhizhong Dong, Yujie Shi, Bing Wang
  • Patent number: 11526505
    Abstract: A database system receives a request from a user. The request invokes a data set function (DSF) and uses a property to be provided by the DSF. The database system determines that a function descriptor is available for the DSF. The function descriptor is expressed as markup language instructions. The function descriptor defines the property of the DSF. The database system uses the function descriptor to define a property for the DSF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: B. Anantha Subramanian, Mohamed Yassin Eltabakh, Mahbub Hasan, Robert Matthew Wehrmeister, Awny Kayed Al-Omari, Sanjay Sukumaran Nair, Kashif Abdullah Siddiqui, Mohammed Yassin Al-Kateb
  • Patent number: 11524933
    Abstract: A flavour composition comprising a compound according to the formula (I) or edible salts thereof, wherein R1 is 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, R1 together with the carbonyl to which it is attached is a residue carboxylic acid, and NR2R3, in which R3 is H or together with R2 and the N-atom to which they are attached, a 5-membered ring, is a residue of an amino acid, in particular proteinogenic amino acid, ornithine, gamma-aminobutyric acid or beta alanine, or a 1-amino cycloalkyl carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Feng Shi, Harry Renes, Esther Van Ommeren, Susanna Magdalena Vorster, Yili Wang, Adri De Klerk, Xiaogen Yang
  • Patent number: 11521402
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining relevance for a new document are described. Existing documents that have a high probability of relevance can be chosen. A vocabulary of words in the existing documents can be built. Each word can be mapped into a vector such that each existing document can be represented by a sequence of vectors and each sentence and/or paragraph in each existing document can be represented by a subsequence of vectors including a subset of the sequence of vectors. Data augmentation can be applied changing an order of the subsequences in order to create additional documents represented by the subsequences. A deep neural network can be trained using the subsequences that represent the existing documents and the subsequences that represent additional documents. The new documents can be trained using a trained deep neural network. A relevant document can be output using the trained deep neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Emilio Alfredo Lapiello
  • Patent number: 11510427
    Abstract: Provided is a food or beverage product having good taste with sharp astringent taste of cycloaspartylglycine in the food or beverage product reduced. The content of cycloaspartylglycine and the weight ratio of the content of glucose to the content of maltose ([glucose]/[maltose] weight ratio) in the food or beverage product are adjusted to fall within specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Wakana Taguchi, Hideki Matsubayashi
  • Patent number: 11510417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a liquid cheese composition comprising a blue cheese, a fresh cheese and a vegetable oil, wherein the liquid cheese composition does not comprise a food additive added beyond the food additives present in the cheeses. A further aspect of the present invention is the resulting blue cheese composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Claude Parmantier, Elodie Audrey Soussan, Praveen Upreti
  • Patent number: 11510429
    Abstract: Cyclic ketal compounds provide excellent foam protection when having at least one moiety of a threshold size (comprising 4 or more carbon atoms) pendant from a ketal carbon. The carbons in such moieties may be present in one or more chains. The cyclic ketal compounds of the present invention are compatible with foodstuff manufacturing. In particular, it has been discovered that the cyclic ketal compounds of the present invention exhibit excellent foam control performance in both potato and sugar beet processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Tulchinsky, Xue Chen, Clark H. Cummins, Stephen W. King
  • Patent number: 11497227
    Abstract: Low cariogenic and low-laxation chewy confections comprising a non-cariogenic sweetener comprising erythritol and a doctoring agent comprising at least one of sucromalt, linear inulin, branched inulin, brown rice syrup, indigestible dextrin, polydextrose, isomaltooligosaccharide, and soluble corn fiber are provided. Methods for preparing low cariogenic and low-laxation chewy confections are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: David Barkalow, Andrea Haseleu, Chia-Hua April Hsu, Niku Tseng
  • Patent number: 11492326
    Abstract: A flavour composition comprising a compound according to the formula (I) or edible salts thereof, 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, R1 together with the carbonyl group to which it is attached is a residue of a carboxylic acid, and NR2R3, in which R3 is H or together with R2 and the N-atom to which they are attached, a 5-membered ring, is a residue of an amino acid, in particular a proteinogenic amino acid, ornithine, gamma-aminobutyric acid or beta alanine, or a 1-amino cycloalkyl carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Feng Shi, Harry Renes, Esther Van Ommeren, Susanna Magdalena Vorster, Yili Wang, Adri De Klerk, Xiaogen Yang
  • Patent number: 11494337
    Abstract: A system and method for pruning data based on metadata. The method may include receiving a query with a plurality of predicates and identifying one or more applicable files that includes database data satisfying at least one of the plurality of predicates. The identifying the one or more applicable files including reading metadata stored in a metadata store that is separate from the database data. The method further includes pruning inapplicable files comprising database data that does not satisfy at least one of the plurality of predicates to create a reduced set of files and reading the reduced set of files to execute the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Snowflake Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry Cruanes, Benoit Dageville, Ashish Motivala, Marcin Zukowski
  • Patent number: 11484044
    Abstract: Legume plant-based proteins, especially pea protein, are used as a primary source for twin-screw extrusion to manufacture an intermediate moisture, texturized protein piece that can be further processed by controlled hydration and coated with a batter, breading, or coating to produce a comestible product. Protein is the predominate ingredient (70-95%) in the extruded piece. In the preferred embodiment, the protein is pea powder and flavor is provided by addition of yeast extract to impart beef, chicken, or pork flavor. Additional components in the form of hydrophilic polymers and alkalai are also added prior to extrusion to insure desired texture and handling properties. The hydrophilic polymers impart functional properties such as water-binding, thereby aiding in foaming, emulsifying, texturizing, and gelation, important to manufacturing an intermediate moisture texturized plant-protein product by extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NOWADAYS INC., PBC
    Inventors: Dominik Grabinski, William R. Aimutis
  • Patent number: 11487723
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for orphan object detection, invalid sequence number detection, and asynchronous object cleanup. A storage system may store data within one or more tiers of storage, such as a storage tier (e.g., solid state storage and disks maintained by the storage system), a remote object store (e.g., storage provided by a third party storage provider), and/or other storage tiers. Orphan objects, within the remote object store, that are no longer used by the storage system may be detected and/or deleted. When an aggregate of volumes is deleted, corresponding objects, within the remote object store, may be identified and/or deleted. Invalid sequence numbers (e.g., lost or corrupt sequence numbers locally maintained in a metafile) assigned to objects within the remote object store may be identified, deleted, and/or fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventors: Ananthan Subramanian, Sridevi Jantli, Anil Paul Thoppil, Cheryl Marie Thompson, Qinghua Zheng
  • Patent number: 11487724
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a system and method for continuously updating a target repository to include both the latest data and corrected historical data. The system includes a data manager and at least two staging repositories. Each time the system retrieves the latest data from the source repository it also retrieves a portion historical data. Both the latest data and the historical data are transformed, and the historical portion of the transformed data is compared with corresponding data from the target repository to determine if there are any defects in the data from the target repository. The target repository is automatically updated if a defect is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Eric Martin Gertonson, Robert Hugh Newman, II, Christopher John Hohimer, Jonathan Allen Meadows, Brett Justin Moan, Eric Overstreet
  • Patent number: 11481434
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for contextually applying audio to an electronic media file, includes the following steps: parsing the electronic media file to determine at least one context of the electronic media file; comparing the at least one context of the electronic media file against a database of context tags corresponding to at least one context of a plurality of audio files; generating a ranked list of audio files corresponding to the comparison of the at least one context of the electronic media file against the database of context tags; selecting at least one audio file from the ranked list; and generating an output file containing the electronic media file and the at least one audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: LOOK SHARP LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Venti, Brian Karscig, Tyson S. McDowell
  • Patent number: 11481417
    Abstract: Example data processing systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a system accesses a corpus of data and analyzes the data contained in the corpus of data to identify multiple documents. The system generates vector indexes for the multiple documents such that the vector indexes allow a computing system to quickly access the plurality of documents and identify an answer to a question associated with the corpus of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitul Tiwari, Ravi Narasimhan Raj, Madhusudan Mathihalli, Kaushik Rangadurai, Srivatsava Daruru, Quaizar Vohra, Deepak Bobbarjung, Abhisaar Yadav