Patents Examined by Leslie Wong
  • Patent number: 10019473
    Abstract: An approach, referred to herein as parallelized-external-table access, generates rows from a single external table in parallel for a given query. Under parallelized-external-table access, an execution plan generated for the query includes multiple work granules that generate rows for a single external table from a data source. Such work granules are referred to herein as external work granules. Each external work granule of the execution plan may be assigned to a slave process, which executes the external work granule in parallel with another slave process executing another external work granule. External tables are accessible on a cluster of data nodes in a distributed data access system (e.g. Hadoop Distributed File System) connected to a DBMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel McClary, Allen Brumm, James Stenoish, Robert K. Abbott
  • Patent number: 10019526
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using keywords to navigate to web pages on the Internet. In one implementation, a system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that cause the processor to receive a search string from a website, the search string being entered by a website visitor using a browser. The processor uses a database to locate a keyword associated with the website that matches the search string. The processor determines a web page address associated with the keyword and causes the browser to be directed to the web page address. In another aspect, a method for managing keywords used for directing a browser to a web page hosted at a website, is disclosed. The method includes, among other things, storing a web page address, a keyword, and a domain name to associate the web page address, the keyword, and the domain name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Maryanne Lottes Jacobs, Keith W. Teare
  • Patent number: 10010090
    Abstract: A method for controlling microbiological contamination in a heat exchanger while using the heat exchanger to process a food product. The method includes: while processing the food product in the heat exchanger, adding a microbiological control agent to the food product at a first location; and neutralizing at least partially the microbiological control agent by adding a neutralizing agent to the food product at a second location, the second location being downstream from the first location, at least part of the heat exchanger being between the first and second locations, the neutralizing agent being operative for reducing a chemical reactivity of the microbiological control agent in the food product. The microbiological control agent controls the microbiological contamination in the heat exchanger while the food product is processed. In some embodiments, the food product is a milk product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Normand Lauzon
  • Patent number: 10004245
    Abstract: A method for making a granulated Stevia sweetener is described. The resulting sweetener has a desirably high solubility level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PureCircle Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Siddhartha Purkayastha, Avetik Markosyan
  • Patent number: 10002185
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for context-aware cognitive processing are provided herein. A method includes creating a progressively increasing map of a knowledge state as a function of time based on one or more topics covered during a user session by utilizing one or more processing techniques to process at least one of (i) text input, (ii) audio input and (iii) video input derived from content of the user session; analyzing a knowledge base to determine a response to a user query submitted during the user session; and customizing the response to the user based on (i) the map of the knowledge state and (ii) a collection of one or more items of context information pertaining to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip Krishnaswamy, Abhishek Shivkumar
  • Patent number: 9996582
    Abstract: Tuning a production database system through the use of a remote mimic. In response to receipt of a query tuning request against a database system, information about that system is obtained and a mimic of the system is set up in a remote system environment. The mimic aims to imitate the database system in all relevant ways with respect to the tuning request. A tuning analysis is then performed on this mimic system such that there is substantially no impact to operations of the original database system. Tuning results are then applied to the original database system. The entire process takes place with little or no human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Chamberlin, Ting Y. Leung, Kevin H. Low, Kun Peng Ren, Chi Man J. Sizto, Daniel C. Zilio
  • Patent number: 9993017
    Abstract: A composition for enhancing sweetness includes glycan or glycopeptide derived from soy sauce. The composition has excellent sweetness enhancing properties, and particularly has a sweetening effect nearly the same as or better than those of conventional sweeteners and less calories in terms of nutritional characteristics. A sweetener composition includes the composition for enhancing sweetness and a sweetener. A food includes the composition for enhancing sweetness. A method for enhancing sweetness of a food, includes applying the sweetness enhancer composition to the food. The sweetness enhancer of the present invention is a natural product-derived substance, and contains, as an active ingredient, peptide separated from Korean traditional soy sauce aged over a long period of time, and therefore, may solve problems of conventional chemosynthesized sweetness enhancers, for example, side effects, foul taste or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Mee Ra Rhyu, Hee Jin Son, Yi Seul Kim, Min Jung Kim, Myung Ji Jung
  • Patent number: 9996633
    Abstract: A facility display data creating device is provided. The device includes: a first processing unit that retrieves a first facility information group from a first database; a second processing unit that retrieves a second facility information group from a second database; a third processing unit that determines whether any of facilities indicated by the first facility information group corresponds to any of the facilities indicated by the second facility information group; and a fourth processing unit that creates display data to display facility information by combining and sorting the first and second facility information groups in an order of distance from a predetermined position, and that creates the display data to display the facility information of the corresponding facilities adjacently to each other and independently of the order of distance on condition that the corresponding facilities are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Ito, Hiroki Ukai
  • Patent number: 9980501
    Abstract: The probiotic dairy products with date syrup additives include probiotic yogurts made from both fresh and dried milk, as well as probiotic soft cream cheese. With the addition of date syrup, the probiotic dairy products have increased storage lifetimes, improved textures and tastes, and greater concentrations of probiotic bacterial cultures. The date syrup has a concentration of 5-20 vol %. Optimal results are found for a date syrup concentration of 15 vol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Salah Mohammed Aleid, Fahad Mohammed Al-Jasass, Ahmed Alaa El Din El-Neshwy
  • Patent number: 9974323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to granules comprising an active substance, obtained by spray-drying an emulsion comprising said active substance, solid particles, water and a water-soluble biopolymer having a molecular weight below 100 KDa. The invention further relates to a process for obtaining such granules and to products containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Pascal Beaussoubre, Pierre-Etienne Bouquerand, François Meyer, Nathalie Thiebaut, Kenneth Wong
  • Patent number: 9968107
    Abstract: Food products including artificial eyes or eye voids interspersed throughout the product are provided by forming a visco-elastic mass of the food product and combining pieces of solidified carbon dioxide with the visco-elastic mass. The solidified carbon dioxide sublimes throughout the visco-elastic mass and forms carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide gas expands and forms eye voids nearly instantaneously and the fully formed eye voids are provided in the food product in a matter of hours. In addition, gaseous carbon dioxide stored under pressure, such as through encapsulation or in a pressurized vessel, is combined with a visco-elastic mass and the released carbon dioxide gas expands and forms eye voids defined within the visco-elastic mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LAND O'LAKES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Dinesen, Clint Garoutte, Kevin Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9965522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for providing a linkage between applications, or other digital content, of an application store by assigning values to users of the digital content with respect to a particular user who is submitting a query for particular digital content. The technique involves receiving a query and identifying a subset of digital content based on the query and a word matching technique. For each identified digital content, users who have installed or downloaded the digital content may be determined. A reputation score, corresponding to a user's influence, and a trust score, corresponding to a degree of separation between the user who submitted the query and other users who have installed the digital content, may be computed for each of the users. A list of recommended applications may be generated based on the word matching technique, the reputation score, and the trust score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jiayao Yu
  • Patent number: 9965482
    Abstract: A method for hash-based writing, the method comprises: receiving a received data entity to be stored in a storage system, wherein the received data entity is associated with received data entity metadata; 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, stored data entity metadata that is stored in a k'th data structure out of the set collided with stored data entity metadata that is 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 metadata, 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 metadata, and storing the received data entity in the storage system in response to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: INFINIDAT LTD.
    Inventor: Yechiel Yochai
  • Patent number: 9965517
    Abstract: A method for performing windowless real-time joins. The method can be implemented via execution of computer instructions configured to run at one or more processing modules and configured to be stored at one or more non-transitory memory storage modules. The method can include, prior to receiving data, initializing data structures. The method also can include, prior to receiving data, pre-computing steps to be performed upon receiving the data. The method additionally can include, upon receiving the data, performing windowless join updates. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: 60EAST TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brand Hunt, Patrick Flickinger
  • Patent number: 9955706
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional chocolate structure is disclosed wherein a mold is formed from blown sugar. A liquid fat layer is deposited onto the interior of the blown sugar mold. The mold is then cooled such that the liquid fat layer hardens. One or more layers of molten chocolate are deposited over the hardened liquid fat layer and allowed to cool and harden. The mold is then broken or cut so as to expose the three-dimensional chocolate structure therein. A number of chocolate structures can be formed and joined so as to create a complex chocolate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Dominique Bocquier
  • Patent number: 9955705
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method of producing caseinomacropeptide (CMP)-containing compositions in high yield and having a very low content of phenylalanine (Phe). More specifically, the method involves subjecting a whey derived feed to a combination of ultrafiltration and subsequent cation exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ARLA FOODS AMBA
    Inventors: Jesper Christensen, Hans Henrik Holst
  • Patent number: 9956173
    Abstract: Non-psychoactive packaged frozen cubes of cannabis juice purée are provided. First, raw cannabis material is collected. Next, the cannabis material is blended with water, fruit juice, or vegetable juice and thickening agent to form cannabis juice purée. Next, the purée is poured into molds having an identical size and shape. Non-decarboxylated high concentrate cannabis extract is optionally added to increase potency. Next, the tray is frozen to obtain frozen cubes of cannabis juice purée. Next, the cubes are removed from the tray and packaged in a vacuum sealed bag. A dispensary can store the package in a freezer until distribution. The package includes a label describing amounts and types of cannabinoids present in each cube. The cubes are non-psychoactive and do not include decarboxylated cannabinoids. A consumer opens the package and deposits a desired amount of cubes into a blender with other ingredients to form a beverage with non-decarboxylated cannabinoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Nordahl
  • Patent number: 9956174
    Abstract: Packaged frozen cubes of cannabis juice purée having decarboxylated cannabinoids are provided. First, raw cannabis material is collected. Next, the cannabis material is blended with water, fruit juice, or vegetable juice and thickening agent to form cannabis juice purée. Next, the purée is poured into molds having an identical size and shape. Decarboxylated/non-decarboxylated high concentrate cannabis extract or decarboxylated cannabis infusion is added to the molds. Next, the tray is frozen to obtain frozen cubes of cannabis juice purée. Next, the cubes are removed from the tray and are packaged in a vacuum sealed bag. A dispensary can store the package in a freezer until distribution. The package includes a label describing amounts and types of cannabinoids present in each cube. A consumer opens the package and deposits a desired amount of cubes into a blender along with other ingredients to form a beverage with non-decarboxylated cannabinoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Nordahl
  • Patent number: 9955714
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a composition and application of marinades that contain, as key active ingredients, a combination of organic salts derived by fermentation of sugars. The resulting all natural marinades substantially improve cook yield, juiciness, flavor, and color in meat and in seafood, in a surprisingly effective way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GRIFFITH FOODS INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Aaron R. Graham, Michael T. Bunczek, Donald B. Bernacchi, Louis E. Windecker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9955716
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and packaging frozen ice pops of cannabis juice purée involves collecting raw cannabis material. Next, raw cannabis material is blended with water, fruit juice, or vegetable juice and a sweetening or flavoring agent to form cannabis juice purée. Decarboxylated or non-decarboxylated high concentrate cannabis extract or decarboxylated cannabis infusion is optionally added to the purée. Next, the purée is poured into a tube shaped plastic container. Next, the container is frozen to obtain a packaged frozen ice pop of cannabis juice purée. The cannabis ice pop is provided singularly or in a package having additional cannabis ice pops. A dispensary can store the ice pops until distribution. The package includes labeling describing amounts and types of cannabinoids in the cannabis ice pops. In one example, the cannabis ice pop is non-psychoactive and includes no decarboxylated cannabinoids. In another example, the cannabis ice pop includes decarboxylated cannabinoids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Nordahl