Patents Assigned to Intergraph Corporation
  • Patent number: 10424108
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating a shadow mask representing irradiation of a physical scene based upon a plurality of elevation grid points of an array of elevation data associated with the physical scene. Elevation point data are received and stored in array format and a shadow frontline is propagated across the array based on a quadrant associated with a light source. A shadow horizon is projection onto successive lines of elevation data generating a binary shadow mask based on whether a specified elevation point lies above or below the shadow horizon. The direction of the light source may be transformed to reflect curvature of an underlying surface of the physical scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTERGRAPH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ilya A. Shkolnikov
  • Patent number: 10349148
    Abstract: A Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system is specially configured to account for the physical condition of emergency personnel, which can affect their ability to effectively handle a particular incident. The CAD system tracks health, stress, and biometric status of each available emergency responder automatically and in real-time based on a wide range of collected information and to assess the suitability of available emergency responders to respond to a given emergency incident based upon such status information. Based on such status information, the CAD system can make intelligent recommendations to the emergency dispatcher by taking into account such things as the emergency responder's past experiences with a particular type of emergency incident, the current and cumulative status of the emergency responder, and projections as to the future condition of the emergency responder if dispatched to handle the emergency incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Michael Sieja, Renz Angelo Santos, Andrew James England
  • Patent number: 10140693
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for ordering vertices in an image frame within a data stream, wherein the image frame corresponds to Earth-viewing data. A point of intersection of a primary pair of lines is determined and loaded into computer memory, and interrogated as to a sign of a signed remainder with respect to each of two secondary lines defined by the pairwise ordered sets of vertices. In the case of opposite remainder sign with respect to the two secondary lines, two provisional indices are swapped to obtain a rectified index for each of the four vertices. The process is repeated with respect to the signed remainder of the intersection point of the secondary lines relative to the primary lines. The four vertices are then fit, in accordance with index ordering, into a tiling of the surface of the Earth based on the rectified index of each of the four vertices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERGRAPH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gene Arthur Grindstaff
  • Patent number: 9530244
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating an image that depicts shadowing for a specified light source even though the input data is not three-dimensional and is limited to elevation data that associates an elevation value with each of a plurality of spatial coordinates. Plumb line walls are generated between elevation points of neighboring grid cells for each elevation point meeting a specified delta elevation criterion. A shadow map is accumulated based on visibility of each pixel to the light source position, and then, in a subsequent pass through the coordinate pixels of the data, an image is created in a tangible medium with each pixel correspondingly visible or shadowed, either totally or partially. Values along one dimension may be spread over a Z-buffer range to optimally resolve visibility features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventor: Elaine S. Acree
  • Patent number: 9396552
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product compare images of a physical activity or object. Pixel data from first and second registered color images defined in an N-dimensional color model are concatenated to form an image in a 2N-dimensional color model. Principal component analysis is performed on the composite image and those components representing a change rather than a correlation are identified. In the composite image, coordinates for each pixel are determined along the principal components representing change, and a normalized pixel change value is computed. Pixels in the composite image may be segmented according to their respective normalized pixel change values, where segments do not cross pre-defined geospatial parcel boundaries. Parcel change probabilities are calculated as a function of segment change probabilities, themselves functions of the normalized pixel change values. Finally, parcels are ranked by their change probabilities and highlighted in a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventor: Brian R. Kloer
  • Patent number: 9166906
    Abstract: A method for establishing or reinforcing a path through an asymmetric network of interconnected nodes includes storing navigation data at one or more nodes, for use by an agent in traveling from that node to a subsequent node, while ultimately traveling from a first terminal node (for example, a source node) to a second terminal node (for example, a destination node). As the agent travels from a first terminal node to a second terminal node via an intermediate node, the agent modifies the navigation data intended for use by an agent traveling from the second terminal node to the first terminal node via the intermediate node. Agents traveling complementary routes reinforce each other paths, allowing paths to be determined and reinforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Laskowski
  • Patent number: 9158431
    Abstract: A method of manipulating a three-dimensional object displays a first view of a three-dimensional object on a touchscreen. The touchscreen has three-dimensional views associated with at least one pre-specified visually undelineated portion of the touchscreen. The method receives a touch input on the touchscreen in a visually undelineated portion, and determines a second view of the three-dimensional object based on the view assigned to the visually undelineated portion that received the touch input. The method displays the second view of the three-dimensional object on the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventor: David Dean Little
  • Patent number: 9158441
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided that improve graphical software applications, by filtering the data for display according to techniques for defining and manipulating visual indicia. Data may be filtered according to multiple filters that are combined in a number of ways to form the set of data for display. Data may be filtered ontologically and geometrically according to their relationships with other data. Visual indicia that represent filters may be drag-and-dropped between input areas to facilitate ease of use. Data selected according to a filter may be displayed at the same time as non-selected data by applying visually distinctive characteristics to the selected data. A virtual environment may be shown simultaneously on several different video displays at a single workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas S. Hilton, Anthony D. Boster
  • Patent number: 9035944
    Abstract: A 3-D view manipulation apparatus surrounds a 3-D model displayed on a display device, and allows a user to manipulate the view of the model by manipulating the apparatus, without having to divert the user's view from the model. The apparatus is transparent or semi-transparent, such that all of its surfaces are simultaneously visible. The apparatus may include control features on its surface, edges, or corners to facilitate changing the view of the model to a vantage point from or through that control feature. The apparatus may include a set of orthogonal axes at its center, about which the model may be made to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventor: Curtis G. Werline
  • Patent number: 8896595
    Abstract: Modifying 2.5D GIS data for a 2D GIS system involves displaying 3D graphic indicia on a display device, the graphic indicia being displayed in a geospatial manner as a function of 2.5D GIS data in a GIS database associated with a 2D GIS system, and further involves modifying the 2.5D GIS data in the GIS database using the 3D graphic indicia displayed on the display device, including mapping user selections relating to the 3D graphic indicia to 2D geo-location coordinates and modifying the 2.5D GIS data based on the 2D geo-location coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rodney Boersma, James Richard Stephens, David Milton Glenn
  • Publication number: 20140282151
    Abstract: A system and method for navigating a collection of toolbar items that are displayed on an electronic display screen. The toolbar items, such as buttons, are organized into an ordered set of toolbar pages. Each toolbar page contains a fixed number of toolbar items. One toolbar page from the set is displayed at a time in a fixed display area, e.g., a tile, on the display screen. User input causes the currently displayed toolbar page to be replaced by another toolbar page in the ordered set. The user input, such as a continuous swipe gesture across the toolbar display tile, determines the direction of navigation through pages in the ordered set and the speed of the page navigation. The toolbar display area can show the position of the currently displayed toolbar in the ordered set and animated transitions between toolbar items may be displayed to signal toolbar page replacements. A user input, such as a tap of a finger, can select the replacement toolbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventor: Keith D. Harvey
  • Publication number: 20140207420
    Abstract: A method for creating a line drawing associated with a point cloud provides a line drawing representing a three-dimensional object and a point cloud of the same. The line drawing has line drawing coordinate data, and the point cloud has point cloud coordinate data. The point cloud also has point cloud distance data of the three-dimensional object. The method also associates the line drawing coordinate data with the point cloud coordinate data. Further, the method uses the associated coordinate data to apply the point cloud distance data to the line drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: James Edwards, David Myall
  • Patent number: 8739300
    Abstract: A system and method of distributing a file maintained on a first device located at the top tier of a secured network having at least a second device at a lower tier, without needing to change security parameters of the secured network, is disclosed. Network administrators may access the top tier of the network, may add files into the system, and may generate a file privilege file. The file privilege file can include configuration information for a computer on a tier and may include information about files accessible to a computer on a specific tier. The network propagates the file privilege file from the first device through intermediate devices and onto the second device. The second device may then receive a file authorized from the first device via a connection in the secured network. The second device may also propagate files up to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas G. Krajna, Duane L. Violett
  • Publication number: 20130257862
    Abstract: Modifying 2.5D GIS data for a 2D GIS system involves displaying 3D graphic indicia on a display device, the graphic indicia being displayed in a geospatial manner as a function of 2.5D GIS data in a GIS database associated with a 2D GIS system, and further involves modifying the 2.5D GIS data in the GIS database using the 3D graphic indicia displayed on the display device, including mapping user selections relating to the 3D graphic indicia to 2D geo-location coordinates and modifying the 2.5D GIS data based on the 2D geo-location coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rodney Boersma, James Richard Stephens, David Milton Glenn
  • Publication number: 20130212505
    Abstract: A large number of objects, such as objects representing beams and columns in an object-oriented enterprise engineering system, may be geometrically transformed in a model database by dividing the objects according to criteria into a number of ordered partitions and transforming the objects in each partition as an atomic operation. Objects that are to be transformed are organized into the ordered partitions, and the partitions are transformed in sequential order, such that all predecessors of a given object are transformed before, or in the same operation as, the given object. If a large transformation operation abnormally terminates before all the small transformation operations have been completed, the model database is, nevertheless, left in a consistent state. The transformation operation may be resumed from the point of interruption. Furthermore, the number of objects that may be transformed is not constrained by the amount of memory available in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: INTERGRAPH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Intergraph Corporation
  • Patent number: 7039791
    Abstract: A computing system as described in which individual instructions are executable in parallel by processing pipelines, and instructions to be executed in parallel by different pipelines are supplied to the pipelines simultaneously. The system includes storage for storing an arbitrary number of the instructions to be executed. The instructions to be executed are tagged with pipeline identification tags indicative of the pipeline to which they should be dispatched. The pipeline identification tags are supplied to a system which controls a crossbar switch, enabling the tags to be used to control the switch and supply the appropriate instructions simultaneously to the differing pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Howard G. Sachs, Siamak Arya
  • Patent number: 6892293
    Abstract: A computing system as described in which individual instructions are executable in parallel by processing pipelines, and instructions to be executed in parallel by different pipelines are supplied to the pipelines simultaneously. The system includes storage for storing an arbitrary number of the instructions to be executed. The instructions to be executed are tagged with pipeline identification tags indicative of the pipeline to which they should be dispatched. The pipeline identification tags are supplied to a system which controls a crossbar switch, enabling the tags to be used to control the switch and supply the appropriate instructions simultaneously to the differing pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Howard G. Sachs, Siamak Arya
  • Patent number: 6633869
    Abstract: A method for maintaining consistency between objects in a computer system by defining relationship patterns. A relationship pattern is a collection of entities having relationships with a common entity called an active entity. A semantic entity is associated with the active entity describing the actions to be performed for updating one or more entities of the relationship pattern in response to modification, copying, or deletion of one or more entities participating in the relationship pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Yann Limon Duparcmeur, Robert N. Patience, Jean Louis Ardoin
  • Publication number: 20030079112
    Abstract: A computing system as described in which individual instructions are executable in parallel by processing pipelines, and instructions to be executed in parallel by different pipelines are supplied to the pipelines simultaneously. The system includes storage for storing an arbitrary number of the instructions to be executed. The instructions to be executed are tagged with pipeline identification tags indicative of the pipeline to which they should be dispatched. The pipeline identification tags are supplied to a system which controls a crossbar switch, enabling the tags to be used to control the switch and supply the appropriate instructions simultaneously to the differing pipelines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Howard G. Sachs, Siamak Arya
  • Patent number: 6473299
    Abstract: A disk system includes a disk cage having a spring and an interior wall that forms a disk drive chamber. The disk system also includes a disk drive removably coupled within the disk drive chamber. The spring in the disk cage preferably is coupled with the interior wall and extends into the disk drive chamber to form a receiving chamber. The spring contacts the disk drive to dampen disk drive vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis W. Worden, Michael Enright