Patents Examined by Leslie Wong
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9723852
    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
  • Patent number: 9723859
    Abstract: A high protein food may be produced via an extrusion process whereby acid casein is mixed with whey protein, alkali and water. Upon exiting the extruder, the mixture may be cut, dried, and/or tempered, milled and screened before being further processed or packaged. The final product may be configured as a crisp high protein food or a powdered high protein food. The protein content of the end product may be approximately 90-95% on a dry weight basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Erie Foods International, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Klein, Craig Air
  • Patent number: 9703844
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a social graph that includes a plurality of nodes and edges, receiving a structured query that includes references to selected nodes and edges, and generating search results corresponding to the structured query, where the search results include at least one snippet that includes references to the selected nodes and edges of the structured query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig S. Campbell, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Keith Peiris
  • Patent number: 9703895
    Abstract: Many users make use of search engines to locate desired internet content by submitting search queries. For example, a user may search for photos, applications, websites, videos, documents, and/or information regarding people, places, and things. Unfortunately, search engines may provide a plethora of information that a user may be left to sift through to find relevant content. Accordingly, one or more systems and/or techniques for organizing search results are disclosed herein. In particular, user generated content, such as photos, may be retrieved based upon a search query. The user generated content may be grouped into clusters of user generated content having similar features. Search results of the search query may be obtained and organized based upon comparing the search results with the clusters. The organized search results and/or a table of content based upon the clusters may be presented to provide an enhanced user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xin-Jing Wang, Lei Zhang, Wei-Ying Ma
  • Patent number: 9703803
    Abstract: A unique file-system node identification (ID) is created for each newly created node in a file system repository by combining a grid identification (ID), a repository identification (ID), and a node identification (ID) to form the unique file-system node ID. The unique file-system node ID is associated with a unique association identification (ID) thereby linking the node from a source repository to a target repository to form an association when performing a replication operation between the source repository and the target repository. Upon removing the association, the unique association ID is unlinked from a replication policy in a source repository, where an initiated replication operation is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yariv Bachar, Aviv Caro, Asaf Levy, Oded Sonin
  • Patent number: 9693577
    Abstract: Spray dried nutritional powders include soluble calcium, protein, and at least one of a soluble citrate, a soluble phosphate, and combinations thereof as at least one chelating agent. At least a portion of the soluble calcium is calcium HMB. At least a portion of the protein is soluble protein. The spray dried nutritional powders have a weight ratio of soluble calcium binding capacity to total soluble calcium of from about 2.3:1 to about 12:1. The calcium HMB, the at least one chelating agent, and the protein are spray dried together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Charles Helmke, Paul Johns, Ann Kensler
  • Patent number: 9681676
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preparing soft or firm/semi-hard cheese are provided, as well as soft or firm/semi-hard cheese prepared by the methods. The methods typically involve the formation of a slurry that contains blended or molten cheese curd. A variety of ingredients can be introduced into the curd used to prepare the slurry, the slurry that is formed, or at other stages along the manufacturing process to tailor the performance and nutritional characteristics of the final cheese product. The slurry in some methods is directly processed to form a final cheese product. In other methods, the slurry undergoes various types of processing to achieve certain desired composition or performance requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Leprino Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Richard K. Merrill, Mayank Singh
  • Patent number: 9679049
    Abstract: A system and method for providing visual suggestions for document classification via injection are provided. Clusters of unclassified documents and a set of reference documents, each associated with a classification code, are obtained. One or more of the unclassified documents within one such cluster are compared to the reference documents. The reference documents that are similar to the compared unclassified documents are identified for the cluster. The similar reference documents are then injected into the cluster. Each of the similar reference documents in the cluster are displayed with a visual indicator representative of the associated classification code. The unclassified documents of the cluster are also displayed. A suggestion for classification for one of the unclassified documents within each cluster is provided based on the visual indicators of the similar reference documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FTI CONSULTING, INC.
    Inventor: William C. Knight