Patents Examined by Andre Pierre Louis
  • Patent number: 11409024
    Abstract: An illustrative geologic modeling method may comprise: obtaining a geologic model representing a subsurface region in physical space, the subsurface region being divided into multiple zones; sequentially generating a physical space simulation mesh for each of said multiple zones by: (a) mapping a current zone of the physical space geologic model to a current zone of a design space model representing a current zone of an unfaulted subsurface region; (b) gridding the design space model to obtain a design space mesh; (c) partitioning cells in the current zone of the design space mesh with faults mapped from the current zone of the physical space geologic model, thereby obtaining a partitioned design space mesh for the current zone; and (d) reverse mapping the partitioned design space mesh for the current zone to the physical space for the current zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Priyesh Srivastava, Sha Miao, Aakash S. Bhowmick, Yifei Xu, Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 11403437
    Abstract: A method includes generating a workspace model having a robot based on at least one of an environment parameter and a regulated space. The workspace model is a digital model of a workspace. The method includes simulating a sensor operation of a sensor within the workspace model based on sensor characteristics of the sensor. The method includes identifying an undetectable area within the workspace model having the robot based on the simulated sensor operation. The method includes determining whether the undetectable area satisfies one or more detection metrics. The method includes performing a sensor placement control in response to the undetectable area not satisfying the one or more detection metrics to obtain a sensor placement scheme of the workspace. The sensor placement scheme identifies an undetectable area within the workspace when applicable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory P. Linkowski, Ling Zhu, Mario Anthony Santillo
  • Patent number: 11392729
    Abstract: Provided is a method of managing design bases applied to a nuclear power plant in an integrated manner by using a building information model so that design bases attributes are precisely provided to a subsequent design by using a design bases information layer to ensure consistency between design drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jae Seop Shin, Young Dal Seo, Hui Jeong Jang, Sang Je Lee
  • Patent number: 11380217
    Abstract: Provided is an integrated steep slope collapse simulation system including: a base; a tower provided at one end of the base; a soil tank structure having one side being connected to the tower so that the soil tank structure is inclined, the soil tank structure being filled with soil, and the soil being rammed; a work platform provided with a working stand moving along the base and moving up and down; a soil moving device supplying soil to an interior of the soil tank structure; an artificial rainfall device provided above the soil tank structure, the artificial rainfall device injecting water downward toward the soil rammed inside the soil tank structure; and an underground water reproduction device injecting water upward through the bottom surface of the soil tank structure from the underside of the soil rammed in the soil tank structure. There is an effect that it is possible to accurately analyze an actual behavior of soil in the natural environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Jae Hyun Shim, Min Su Jung, Sung Yong Park, Geon Ha Na, A Reum Cha, Chun Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 11372131
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for associating a standard numerical age to an attribute of geological data from disparate locations. Exemplary implementations may include generating a standardized geological age dataset by standardizing geological data to a global reference age based on a dimension of the geological data, a local geotemporal marker, and a dimension to age function; and storing the standardized geological age dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Anna Edwards Johnson, Cheryl Peyser, Anthony Gary, Lawrence Andrew Febo, Chaoshun Hu
  • Patent number: 11373022
    Abstract: An apparatus for designing a structural product is provided. The apparatus accesses a computer-aided design (CAD) model that represents a first design of the structural product by a first geometry and accesses a finite element method (FEM) model that represents a second design of the structural product by a mesh of elements arranged in a second geometry. The apparatus performs a comparison of the CAD model and the FEM model to determine a similarity between the first geometry and the second geometry and produces a resulting FEM model based on the similarity, and that represents the first design of the structural product. The apparatus performs a finite element analysis on the resulting FEM model and performs a classical analysis to evaluate the first design of the structural product, produces an output based on the classical analysis, and displays the output to facilitate design of the structural product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Samir Abad, Chandrashekar Subraya, Venkata Narasimha Ravi Udali, Rajesh Babu Thanikonda
  • Patent number: 11371336
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating reservoir productivity values that maximize reservoir productivity of a refined well design corresponding to a reservoir productivity parameter. A computer-implemented method may use a computer system that includes non-transient electronic storage, a graphical user interface, and one or more physical computer processors. The computer-implemented method may include: obtaining multiple limited production parameter values, obtaining multiple refined well designs, obtaining a productivity algorithm that predicts a reservoir productivity based on a production parameter and a well design, and generating multiple refined reservoir productivity values as a function of position in the subsurface volume of interest by applying the multiple refined well designs and the multiple limited production parameter values to the productivity algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Shane James Prochnow, Liliia Reddy, Yuanbo Lin, Petros Papazis
  • Patent number: 11339763
    Abstract: A method for monitoring turbines of a windmill farm includes: providing a global nominal dataset containing frame data of the turbines of the windmill farm and continuous reference monitoring data of the turbines for a first period in a fault free state, the reference monitoring data including at least two same monitoring variables for each turbine; building a nominal global model based on the global nominal dataset which describes the relationship in between the windmill turbines and clustering the turbines according thereto; assigning the data of the global nominal dataset to respective nominal local datasets according to the clustering; and building a nominal local model for the turbines of each cluster based on the respective assigned nominal local datasets, the nominal local model being built such that a nonconformity index is providable which indicates a degree of nonconformity between data projected on the local model and the model itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Energy Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Moncef Chioua, Ni Ya Chen, RongRong Yu, Yingya Zhou, Yao Chen
  • Patent number: 11340603
    Abstract: Embedded convolutional data modeling is disclosed. A machine receives, as input, a plurality of data examples. The machine generates an embedded convolutional data model for the data examples. The machine outputs a source code for the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Holger M. Jaenisch, James W. Handley
  • Patent number: 11341298
    Abstract: A method of stimulating a subterranean formation includes acquiring stimulation treatment input data, simulating a transport of at least one material transport present in a stimulation treatment design with a transport simulator model, determining and preparing the treatment design and performing the stimulating treatment according to the selected treatment design. As recited, simulating includes assuming that for each time stage of the stimulation treatment a velocity field for the at least one material transport and a stimulated flow domain geometry are known and calculating at each time stage the distribution of at least one physical quantity of the at least one material transport using a Lagrangian approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Vadim Ismailovich Isaev, Dmitry Sergeevich Kuznetsov, Ivan Vladimirovich Velikanov
  • Patent number: 11328105
    Abstract: Computer implemented method, system and computer program product for simulating the behavior of a knitted fabric at yarn level. The method comprises: retrieving structural information of a knitted fabric; representing each stitch with four contact nodes (4) at the end of the two stitch contacts (5) between pair of loops (2), each contact node (4) being described by a 3D position coordinate (x) and two sliding coordinates (u, v) representing the arc lengths of the two yarns in contact; measuring forces on each contact node (4) based on a force model including wrapping forces to capture the interaction of yarns at stitches; calculating the movement of each contact node (4) at a plurality of time steps using equations of motion derived using the Lagrange-Euler equations, and numerically integrated over time, wherein the equations of motion account for the mass density distributed uniformly along yarns, as well as the measured forces and boundary conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SEDDI, INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Cirio, Miguel Angel Otaduy Tristan, Jorge Lopez Moreno
  • Patent number: 11328103
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for inverse simulation of a plurality of fibers. The method comprises: providing a computational model for describing mechanical behavior of fibers; obtaining target geometry information describing a target configuration or dynamical behavior of the plurality of fibers; and inverse simulating the behavior of the plurality of fibers, using the computational model and the target geometry information, to calculate a target set of fiber mechanical parameters for the plurality of fibers. Fibers with the calculated target set of fiber mechanical parameters exhibit the target configuration or dynamical behavior. In some embodiments, the inverse simulation comprises using analysis-by-synthesis to help derive the target set of fiber mechanical parameters. In some embodiments, the inverse simulation uses a neural network to infer information about fiber mechanical parameters from the target geometry information. The invention also provides a method of training the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Knut Meinert, Dominik L Michels
  • Patent number: 11322945
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer storage media are disclosed for determining electric energy flow predictions for electric systems including photovoltaic solar systems. In some examples, a method is performed by a computer system and includes supplying a consumption time series and a predicted production time series for an electric system to a machine-learning predictor trained during a prior training phase using electric energy consumption training data and photovoltaic production training data. The consumption time series has a first data resolution, and the electric energy consumption training data and the photovoltaic production training data have a second data resolution greater than the first data resolution. The method includes determining, using an output of the machine-learning predictor, a predicted import time series of electric import values each specifying an amount of electric energy predicted to be imported by the electric system with a prospective photovoltaic solar system installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Sugumar Murugesan, Saravanan Thulasingam
  • Patent number: 11319780
    Abstract: A system can include an individual workspace well design application that includes a graphical user interface that includes selectable graphical elements corresponding to subsystems of a wellsite system and graphical alert elements; a collaborative workspace well design application operatively coupled to the individual workspace well design application; and well design evaluators operatively coupled to the individual workspace well design application and the collaborative workspace well design application where the evaluators receive and analyze design parameters associated with one or more subsystems of a wellsite system to control transmission of one or more alerts that activate one or more graphical alert elements of the individual workspace well design application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Passolt
  • Patent number: 11321507
    Abstract: A computer executable system that runs symbolic simulation with formal X-analysis along with logic simulation to determine if Xs produced in logic simulation are real or not. Simulated values in logic simulation shown to be incorrect are rectified using formal analysis results to produce X-accurate simulation results that match real hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kai-Hui Chang
  • Patent number: 11298211
    Abstract: Tooth attachments are provided comprising one or more convex surfaces for engagement by a surface of an orthodontic appliance. Polymeric shell appliances are provided in which the polymeric shell appliances are configured to provide one or more activation forces to facilitate tooth movement. The polymeric shell appliances may comprise one or more tooth receiving cavities. The polymeric shell appliances may further comprise an engagement portion with a surface configured to engage a convex attachment surface in order to apply a tooth moving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Boronkay, Tzishing Jesse Lim
  • Patent number: 11295040
    Abstract: The disclosure notably relates to a computer-implemented method for designing, with a CAD system, a 3D modeled object representing a mechanical part. The method includes providing a B-rep representing the mechanical part. The B-rep has faces, edges and vertices. The method includes providing a sharp edge. The method further includes, automatically by the CAD system, identifying a set of edges. The set of edges includes the provided sharp edge. Each first edge of the set of edges is directed similarly to at least one second edge of the set of edges, the first edge and the second edge sharing a face. The method further includes, automatically by the CAD system, selecting sharp edges within the set of edges. Such a method constitutes an improved method for designing a mechanical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Laurent Marini, Quentin Freger
  • Patent number: 11295039
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a design support system supports determination of a first design specification of a plant, the system including a memory and a hardware processor. The memory stores therein second design specifications of existing plants in association with first information related to a document(s) concerned with an existing plant. The hardware processor acquires a required specification which includes a part of elements of the first design specification and which indicates value of each element to be satisfied; identifies, based on second information in which an element(s) is/are associated with each condition, an element associated with a condition that matches the required specification; identifies a second design specification corresponding to the required specification based on the element identified; selects an element(s); and extracts, from the first information associated with the second design specification identified, a description related to the element selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroko Fujii, Hirokazu Suzuki, Masayuki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11295041
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for computer aided design of physical structures using an object splitting design process that optimize manufacturing efficiency are described. A described techniques includes obtaining an input model of an initial object to be manufactured, the input model providing a 3D topology and shape for the object; determining, based on the 3D topology and shape, a 3D parting surface to split the initial object into separate objects, the parting surface intersects an inflection zone that is situated between up and down skin regions of the 3D topology and shape; and providing first and second 3D models of the separate objects in accordance with the 3D topology and shape and the parting surface, for use in manufacturing separate physical structures corresponding to the separate objects using one or more computer-controlled manufacturing systems, where after respective manufacturing, the physical structures are configured to be assembled to form a combined structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Stewart Cramer, Michael Grau, Nigel Jed Wesley Morris
  • Patent number: 11270039
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for generating a road network are disclosed. The method for generating a road network comprises: aggregating a plurality of grid cells partitioned in advance on a trajectory map based on trajectories in each grid cell of the plurality of grid cells to form level-1 regions; and generating a link of the road network by merging a level-1 region having two valid neighbors with its neighbor level-1 regions having two valid neighbors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guoqiang Hu, Jiandong Ding, Peng Ji, Ning Duan, Jun Zhu