Patents Examined by Andre Pierre Louis
  • Patent number: 11003815
    Abstract: An example method of analyzing a structure includes generating initial simulation results for at least one finite element model, each of the at least one finite element models includes a plurality of nodes representing a structure. The initial simulation results simulate a response of the plurality of nodes to boundary conditions for a plurality of sets of input variable values. Each set of input variable values represents a different geometry of the structure or a different set of boundary conditions. The initial simulation results are decomposed into a plurality of patterns that indicate correlations between values in the initial simulation results. The plurality of patterns has a quantity that is less than the plurality of nodes. A respective emulator is created for each pattern. The initial simulation results are expanded by determining additional simulation results for the plurality of nodes using the emulators and additional sets of input variable values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher A. Ruoti
  • Patent number: 11003805
    Abstract: A computer-aided design (CAD) model of an article for manufacture, together with user problem definition input including materials, constraints, load conditions, preferred manufacturing processes, etc. for an optimized design of the article or material microstructure are received via a prompt-and-response graphical user interface. Based on this information, one or more routines to iteratively optimize material distribution within said article or the material microstructure design are executed in order to achieve best performance for materials, loads, and constraints specified by the user. At the completion of the optimization process, the user is presented the optimized design in a CAD file describing the optimized design of the article for the preferred manufacturing process or a newly designed material microstructure, as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ParaMatters Inc.
    Inventors: Avi N. Reichental, Sergei Azernikov, Michael Bogomolny
  • Patent number: 11003822
    Abstract: The following refers to a computer-implemented approach for evaluation of contractual requirements in view of a technical railway system, namely whether the latter complies with the requirements. The technical railway system and is modeled in case of non-compliance the system is modeled and contractual requirements are modeled in one common model. The generated model is analyzed in order to calculate control instructions for matching the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Joanni, Daniel Ratiu
  • Patent number: 11003811
    Abstract: Techniques for improving a quantum simulator are provided. In one example, a system includes a simulation component and a snapshot component. The simulation component determines a set of random numbers and simultaneously provides the set of random numbers to an arithmetic decoder to perform a stochastic simulation process. The snapshot component generates snapshot data indicative of a state of the stochastic simulation process based on data associated with a stochastic branching point for the stochastic simulation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lev Samuel Bishop, Christopher J. Wood
  • Patent number: 10989702
    Abstract: A laboratory tracer experiment system based on karst conduit medium characteristic inversion, having: a assembly model system of the karst conduit medium; a test bed, configured to support the assembly model system of the karst conduit medium; a water supply system connected to the assembly model system of the karst conduit medium to supply water to the assembly model system of the karst conduit medium; a full-automatic control system for tracer adding connected to the assembly model system of the karst conduit medium to add a prepared tracer solution into the assembly model system of the karst conduit medium; a real-time wireless monitoring system of fluorescent tracer; and a central control system for controlling the full-automatic control system for tracer adding, the water supply system, the real-time wireless monitoring system of fluorescent tracer and the high-definition camera recording system to communicate with the central control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHANDONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shucai Li, Xintong Wang, Zhenhao Xu, Peng Lin, Dongdong Pan, Xin Huang, Bin Gao, Wenyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10971271
    Abstract: A method and system for personalized blood flow modeling based on wearable sensor networks is disclosed. A personalized anatomical model of vessels of a patient is generated based on initial patient data. Continuous cardiovascular measurements of the patient are received from a wearable sensor network on the patient. A computational blood flow model for simulating blood flow in the patient-specific anatomical model of the vessels of the patient is personalized based on the continuous cardiovascular measurements from the wearable sensor network. Blood flow and pressure in the patient-specific anatomical model of the vessels of the patient are simulated using the personalized computational blood flow model. Hemodynamic measures of interest for the patient are computed based on the simulated blood flow and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Lucian Mihai Itu, Tiziano Passerini, Puneet Sharma
  • Patent number: 10957222
    Abstract: Provided are a normal fault simulation experiment device with an adjustable angle and an adjustable fracture initiation position and a method of using the same, which relate to the technical field of normal fault simulation experiments. The device includes a base, a column, a baffle plate, a hydraulic lifting apparatus, a lower angle adjusting apparatus, a push rod apparatus, an upper loading apparatus, an upper angle adjusting apparatus, a front baffle plate and a transparent side plate. The hydraulic lifting apparatus and the lower angle adjusting apparatus are disposed below an experimental body, the upper loading apparatus and the upper angle adjusting apparatus are disposed above the experimental body, the transparent side plate is disposed on a rear side surface of the experimental body, and a plurality of strip-shaped front baffle plates are disposed on a front side surface of the experimental body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHANDONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shaojie Chen, Zhiyuan Li, Xinyuan Zhang, Zhiguo Xia, Tianqi Jiang, Jian Cui, Dawei Yin
  • Patent number: 10941645
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a sample of a fluid from a subterranean zone while the fluid is being extracted from the zone. A chemical composition of the sample is measured. A temperature and a pressure of the subterranean zone are measured. The measured properties are associated with a time point. The measured properties are incorporated into a set of historical data. A chemical composition of a fluid to be extracted from the subterranean zone at a future time point is determined based on the set of historical data. A presence of a liquid phase in the fluid to be extracted from the subterranean zone at the future time point is determined. A flow rate of the fluid being extracted from the subterranean zone is adjusted in response to determining the presence of the liquid phase in the fluid to be extracted from the subterranean zone at the future time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Vinay Raman, Anthony Andrew Kmetz, II, Jason R. Cox
  • Patent number: 10943036
    Abstract: An integrated platform is provided that enables the various steps of development operations from design to sales, the virtualization, the visualization and the interpretation of a device so it may be fully created (designed), viewed, manipulated, packaged, simulated, tested, published and marketed right from within the platform. The resulting virtual device (VD) may be a multi-layered, -dimensional, -angular, -disciplinary, -documentarian, -service, manipulated and used in multiple ways. The provided VD may include visual representations of the VD via a traditional display device in a non-immersive environment and/or within an immersive environment via new virtual-reality (VR) devices. For instance, a user may create, manipulate, in real-time, layered multi-dimensional views of a VD in a virtual-reality, augmented-reality (AR), augmented virtual-reality (AVR), and/or mixed-reality (MR) environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AZ, LLC
    Inventor: Sana Rezgui
  • Patent number: 10928533
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying potential hydrocarbon traps in a subterranean region can include: receiving seismic data of the subterranean region, the seismic data acquired by at least one seismic sensor, the seismic data indicating positions of physical barriers to hydrocarbon flow in the subterranean region and using anisotropic lateral and upward erosion to identify possible locations of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Xu Ji, Yuxiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10928536
    Abstract: Mapping is performed of chemostratigraphic signatures of hydrocarbon reservoirs in three dimensions. Up-scaled chemostratigraphic data from well cuttings and well cores are tied with high-resolution elastic wireline data at well locations in the reservoir. The wireline data is used to determine suitable seismic attributes for mapping the desired chemostratigraphic property, and are obtained by performing pre- and/or post-stack inversions. A multi-attribute template, derived from the well data, is developed to characterize the reservoir in terms of its chemostratigraphic properties. The seismic data is then inverted to map the chemostratigraphic signatures of reservoir in three dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Rudi Lubbe, Neil William Craigie, Nikolaos Andreas Michael
  • Patent number: 10920538
    Abstract: A method of performing oilfield operations at a wellsite is disclosed. The wellsite is positioned about a subterranean formation having a wellbore therethrough and a fracture network therein. The fracture network includes natural fractures. The method involves generating fracture parameters including a hydraulic fracture network based on wellsite data including a mechanical earth model, generating reservoir parameters including a reservoir grid based on the wellsite data and the generated fracture wellsite parameters, forming a finite element grid from the fracture and reservoir parameters by coupling the hydraulic fracture network to the reservoir grid, generating integrated geomechanical parameters including estimated microseismic events based on the finite element grid, and performing fracture operations and production operations based on the integrated geomechanical parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Rodriguez Herrera, Nikolaos Koutsabeloulis, Piyush Pankaj, Hitoshi Onda, Xavier Garcia-Teijeiro
  • Patent number: 10920552
    Abstract: A method of performing oilfield operations at a wellsite is disclosed. The wellsite is positioned about a subterranean formation having a wellbore therethrough and a fracture network therein. The fracture network includes natural fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Rodriguez Herrera, Piyush Pankaj, Hitoshi Onda, Sumant Kamat
  • Patent number: 10909280
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for structural health monitoring are described. In one example, a method for use in designing a structural health monitoring (SHM) system for use in monitoring a host structure is described. The method includes one or more of a process for designing SHM systems for any given piece of structural hardware, a process for evaluating a given SHM system, a method to quantify the performance of a given SHM system in comparison to current inspection processes, a finite element modeling approach to determining excitation frequencies to detect damage and for selecting the best time window to use for sensed excitation signals, a Bayesian Network based data fusion technique that fuses in environmental information (load cycles induced on the structure) with a damage index (DI) to produce crack detection and estimation of crack length, and a damage location and sensor selection technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lawrence Eric Pado, Jeong-Beom Ihn
  • Patent number: 10895877
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a neural network based vehicle dynamics model are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: training a machine learning system with a training dataset corresponding to a desired autonomous vehicle simulation environment; receiving vehicle control command data and vehicle status data, the vehicle control command data not including vehicle component types or characteristics of a specific vehicle; by use of the trained machine learning system, the vehicle control command data, and vehicle status data, generating simulated vehicle dynamics data including predicted vehicle acceleration data; providing the simulated vehicle dynamics data to an autonomous vehicle simulation system implementing the autonomous vehicle simulation environment; and using data produced by the autonomous vehicle simulation system to modify the vehicle status data for a subsequent iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Wutu Lin, Liu Liu
  • Patent number: 10883339
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon reservoir model simulation is executed to distribute gas among available gas injectors associated with a hydrocarbon reservoir. Using the result of the executed hydrocarbon reservoir simulation, streamline tracing is executed to calculate hydrocarbon flow fields. Using the results of the executed hydrocarbon reservoir simulation and the executed streamline tracing, a reservoir pressure equalization (RPE) algorithm is executed to distribute an amount of gas according to an injection strategy to satisfy an assigned voidage replace ratio (VRR) for each region of the hydrocarbon reservoir. Post-processing of the results of the RPE algorithm is performed. Using the result of the post-processing, gas injection in the hydrocarbon reservoir is performed with the available gas injectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Wisam Shaker, Faisal Al-Naseef
  • Patent number: 10878145
    Abstract: A method for generating a BHA design and component selection by creating a plurality of BHA configurations. A cost function, representative of each respective BHA configuration, is determined. Each cost function includes drilling process metrics. A final BHA configuration of the plurality of BHA configurations is selected having an optimal cost function value. The optimal cost function value may be defined as a cost function value that is less than cost function values of other respective cost functions for the plurality of BHA configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Dykstra, Venkata Madhukanth Vadali, Xingyong Song, Yiming Zhao
  • Patent number: 10831948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a wiring diagram entail reading a computer aided design (CAD) file representing the wiring diagram. Structures surrounding a wiring bundle represented in the wiring diagram are determined and multiple views are generated showing the structures and the wiring bundle. Descriptive labels are automatically associated with the wiring bundle and the multiple views are saved to a production illustration (PI) file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Senesac, Andrew A. Austill, Jarom C. Schertz
  • Patent number: 10831946
    Abstract: A multi-configuration massive model system. The system comprises a processor unit and a comparator configured to run on the processor unit, a memory, and a configuration manager. The comparator compares sets of parts for two or more configurations of a vehicle to form a list comprising a group of common parts and a group of unique parts. The memory is configured to store a massive model dataset of the configurations of the vehicle with a list of the group of common parts and the group of unique parts for the configurations of the vehicle. The configuration manager, configured to run on the processor unit, receives input of a selected configuration and performs an action relating to the vehicle using the massive model dataset for the selected configuration of the vehicle with the list of the group of common parts and the groups of unique parts stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Michael Patrick Sciarra, Nikoli E. Prazak, Steven E. Malarkey, Vladimir Karakusevic, Robert Allan Brandt, James E. Fadenrecht
  • Patent number: 10832919
    Abstract: A method for modeling planarization performance of a given material includes patterning a first photoresist layer over a first material deposited over a substrate. The method also includes etching portions of the first material exposed by the patterned first photoresist layer to create a patterned topography of the first material comprising two or more different design macros in two or more different regions. The method further includes coating the given material over the patterned topography of the first material, patterning a second photoresist layer over the given material, measuring the critical dimension of a metrology feature in each of the two or more different regions, and utilizing the measured critical dimensions of the metrology feature in the two or more different regions to generate a model of the planarization performance of the given material by relating the measured critical dimensions to focal planes of the given material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Romain Lallement, Stuart A. Sieg