Patents Examined by Leslie Wong
  • Patent number: 9946807
    Abstract: A system for providing content includes a source and a client. The source is capable of generating a representation of the content, the content being hierarchically-structured and including at least one item having an associated type. The source is capable of generating a representation including an identity table and at least one type table, each item of content being included in the identity table, and included in a type table based upon the type of the item. Thereafter, the source can be capable of providing the representation of the content. The client is capable of receiving the representation of the content, and accessing at least a portion of the content based upon the representation. The client can also be capable of receiving a query for at least one item of content, searching the representation for the item(s), and accessing at least a portion of the content including the item(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: VITAL SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William M. Abrams, Ricky Lee Johnson
  • Patent number: 9940641
    Abstract: A system is described for serving data matching content in a search engine marketing system. The system may include a processor, an interface and a memory. The memory may be operatively connected to the processor and may store a page, a content related to the page, a set of terms and a data. The interface may be operatively connected to the memory and the processor and may be used to communicate with a user. The processor may identify a page and a content, perform a semantic analysis on the content to generate a set of terms, match the set of terms to a data, add the data to the page, and the serve the page to a user via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Anand Madhavan, Shyam Kapur, Matthew Carinio
  • Patent number: 9916314
    Abstract: An AND operation is performed for an integrated appearance map of a compression code of character data “”, an integrated appearance map of a compression code of character data “”, and an integrated deletion map for a segment. The AND result is “1100” and it is found that the character data “” and “” are likely to be present in the segments (sg1(1)) and (sg1(2)). Since the segments are specified from the AND result, the AND operations are performed. As a result, the segments are specified and the AND operations are performed. As a result, a file number 3 is specified from the segment (sg0(1)) and a file number 19 is specified from the segment (sg0(5)). Therefore, it is found that both of the character data “” and “” are present in compression files (f3) and (f19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Kataoka, Ryo Matsumura
  • Patent number: 9904728
    Abstract: A method and associated system for processing messages. An action to be subsequently performed on the message is identified. In response to the action being identified, one or more word objects are extracted from the message. A first combination of one or more concepts is derived. from the one or more word objects. Each concept of the one or more concepts is associated with at least one object of the one or more word objects. Each word object is an instance of the associated concept. A first interest value associated with the first combination is determined. In response to a determination that the first interest value is at least a specified first threshold value, a concept interest dataset that includes combinations of concepts is updated. The updated concept interest dataset includes the first combination and a cumulative interest value that encompasses the first interest value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Jean-Yves Clement, Isabelle Murard
  • Patent number: 9894921
    Abstract: Proposed is the use of cinnamic acid amide derivatives of formula (I) in which R1, R2, R3 and R4, independently of one another, stand for hydrogen or a methoxy group, as a flavouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SYMRISE AG
    Inventors: Michael Backes, Jakob Peter Ley, Susanne Paetz, Katharina Reichelt
  • Patent number: 9894911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a modified whey composition, the method having a liquid preparation step of preparing a raw material whey liquid using a whey composition containing whey protein, and a heating step of subjecting the raw material whey liquid to a heat treatment, wherein the liquid preparation step includes a treatment of adding an alkali to the whey composition, the pH of the raw material whey liquid is from 6.8 to 8.0 and the protein concentration in the liquid is not more than 1.3% by mass, the calcium content of the raw material whey liquid that is subjected to the heat treatment is from 400 to 700 mg/100 g of solids, and the heat treatment is performed under conditions of 80 to 150° C. for a period of 30 minutes to 1 second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mirei Odaka, Tomoya Murakami, Yohei Sakai, Kiyotaka Miyauchi, Hiroshi Koishihara
  • Patent number: 9888699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a low-energy, low-fat or fat-free, high-protein soured or unsoured product prepared by means of a crosslinking enzyme, and to a process for the preparation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: VALIO LTD.
    Inventors: Päivi Myllärinen, Kirsi Rajakari
  • Patent number: 9894154
    Abstract: Aspects described herein are directed towards receiving records from various devices, processing and storing the records, and retrieving records in response to requests for the records. The records may originate from different devices and be stored in a central location. Retrieval of the records may be from the central location in response to requests from independent devices. Additional aspects include using one or more records requesting clients at a device depending on network conditions experienced by the device and adjusting the number of active requesting clients based on network conditions and storage conditions of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Papaya Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunliang Zhao, Yingying Tian, Wenjie Qian
  • Patent number: 9886449
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data storage management technology that optimizes the creation and storage of data objects. An example method may involve: receiving a request to create a data object; storing a first portion of the data object in a first data storage; determining a location in a second data storage in view of a predicted size of the data object and an access unit size of the second data storage; copying, by a processing device, the first portion of the data object from the first data storage to the location in the second data storage; and in response to receiving a second portion of the data object, directly storing the second portion in the second data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Henri Van Riel
  • Patent number: 9881170
    Abstract: A method for authenticating file operations on files and folders stored in a database file system where the database file system can authenticate a client-user request based upon the client-user's database credentials. The database file system has the capability of storing file permissions based on database credentials. Once a client requests a certain file operation, the client's operating system first determines whether the client has sufficient privileges to perform the requested file operation. If the client has privileges, the client operating system forwards the file operation request to the database file system. The database file system then authenticates the client, based on his database credentials, to determine whether or not to perform the requested file operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Morris
  • 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