Patents Examined by Aniss Chad
  • Patent number: 10319121
    Abstract: The acoustic performance of acoustic materials is readily studied for various values of the material parameters characteristic of acoustic materials. An acoustic performance calculation device is provided with an acoustic performance calculation device that calculates the acoustic performance of acoustic materials for each of a plurality of values in a pre-specified numerical range for each of a plurality of material parameters characteristic of acoustic materials based on a mathematical model for mathematically representing acoustic material, a contour map drawing device for drawing a contour map representing the calculated acoustic performance by contours where the two axes are the values of one material parameter and the frequency, and a plot drawing device for plotting the performance curves showing the relationship between the frequency and the acoustic performance for one value in the numerical range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NITTOBO ACOUSTIC ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunikazu Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 10318669
    Abstract: For a time-series, a baseline error value is reduced to compute a target forecast error value by maximizing a net benefit value of a forecasted value of the time-series. For each forecasting model in a set of models, a corresponding model error value related to the time-series is computed. From the set, a subset of models is selected where each model in the subset has a cost that will produce a positive value for the net benefit. A selected model from the subset is associated with the time-series such that a model error value of the selected model is at most equal to the target forecast error. The time-series is forecasted using the selected model such that the forecasted value has an error of less than the baseline error at a future time, and the forecasted value produces a positive net benefit at the future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark A. Freeman, Michael E. Girata, Mark R. Grabau
  • Patent number: 10318653
    Abstract: Systems and methods automatically construct a harness model having a selected component from source model. The systems and methods determine an execution context of the component in the source model, and construct and configure the harness model to provide the same or an equivalent execution context in the harness model. Model elements may be added to the harness model, and the model elements may be configured to replicate the execution context. The harness model may be executed, and the operation of the component evaluated. Changes to the component are synchronized between the source model and the harness model, as are changes to the component's execution context. Assessment operations may be included in the harness model, and these assessment operations may be evaluated when the harness model is executed. A verification report that includes the results of the assessments may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Yit Phang Khoo, John P. Dirner, S. M. Shahed Nejhum, Gregg P. Smith, Vijaya Raghavan, Kalyan Bemalkhedkar, Krishna Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10318665
    Abstract: A system for developing a simulation of a process. In one aspect, a system creates a first model within the simulation. The first model represents a part of the process and comprises a first port to which other models may be connected. The system also creates a second model within the simulation. The second model represents another part of the process and comprises a second port to which other models may be connected. The system then connects the first port and the second port together. Upon connection, the system allocates a memory location as a connection variable that represents a type of information transfer between the first and second ports. A first port variable, which represents a value transferable through the first port, is set to reference the value at the allocated memory location. Similarly, a second port variable, which represents a value transferable through the second port, is also set to reference the value at the allocated memory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Software, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Boys, David H. Jerome, Douglas Paul Kane, Cal DePew, Sangeetha Barla, Wen-Jing Lin
  • Patent number: 10318657
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that facilitates miter and notch identification for pattern sew line generation. A processor of the system may be configured to access a pattern data that defines a flat shape with cut lines corresponding to locations at which the shape is cut out of a material. Based on the pattern data, the processor may generate a computer-aided-design (CAD) model that includes a plurality of curves that define boundary edges of an object that corresponds to the shape defined by the pattern data. In addition, the processor may automatically identify portions of the boundary edges that correspond to alignment guides including at least one miter alignment guide, notch recess alignment guide, notch projection alignment guide, or combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventors: Aarcus Kang, Marc Attar, Fredrick Pennachi
  • Patent number: 10318668
    Abstract: Method, system and product for decomposing a simulation model. The method comprising automatically decomposing the simulation model into a predetermined number of co-simulation components, wherein each co-simulation component is allocated to a different simulation platform, wherein said automatically decomposing comprises: defining a target optimization function, wherein the target optimization function computes an estimated run time of the simulation model, wherein the target optimization function is based on a communication time within each co-simulation component and a communication time between each pair of co-simulation components; and determining a decomposition of the simulation model that optimizes a value of the target optimization function. The method further comprises executing the decomposed simulation model by executing in parallel each co-simulation component on a different simulation platform, whereby the simulation model is executed in a distributed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Broodney, Lev Greenberg, Michael Masin, Evgeny Shindin
  • Patent number: 10318666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to determining and setting wind turbine type maximum power level (301) and individual wind turbine maximum power level (308) for over-rating control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Chris Spruce, Kelvin Hales
  • Patent number: 10318687
    Abstract: A method for generating FPGA code based on an FPGA model with at least one signal value that is modeled as a constant. A constant is inserted with a predefined signal value in the FPGA model. A switching variable is set in the FPGA model for switching between a normal mode and a calibration mode for the FPGA code. The FPGA code is generated for the FPGA model having the implementation of the constants in the FPGA code, wherein the implementation of the constants when the switching variable is set for normal mode includes the implementation of the constants as a fixed value in the FPGA code, and the implementation of the constants when the switching variable is set for calibration mode includes the implementation of the constants as a modifiable signal value in the FPGA code. A method for calibrating an FPGA model is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Kalte, Lukas Funke
  • Patent number: 10318674
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a processor caused to: receive indications of first and second experiment designs to be compared; for each factor of the model of the first experiment design, identify a matching factor of the model of the second experiment design based on factor type, wherein the factor type is selected from the group consisting of a categorical factor and a continuous factor; for each categorical factor of the model of the first experiment design, identify a matching factor of the model of the second experiment design additionally based on quantity of levels of each factor; for each term of the model of the first experiment design, identify a matching term of the model of the second experiment design based on an order of each term; and present, on a display, the identified matches between the terms and between the responses of the first and second experiment designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Albert Morgan, Bradley Allen Jones, Ryan Adam Lekivetz
  • Patent number: 10311171
    Abstract: Systems and methods may include receiving real-time data about a real component operating in a real-world environment. The systems and methods may further include generating a virtual representation of the real component based on the real-time data about the real component and historical data associated with the real component. In addition, the systems and methods may include receiving injected data from a lab. The injected data may provide data about a lab component operating in the lab. The systems and methods may also include simulating, in a virtual environment, a real-time interaction in the real-world environment between the real component and the lab component using the virtual representation of the real component and the injected data. Moreover, the systems and methods may include determining a real-time performance characteristic of at least one of the lab component and the real component based on the simulated real-time interaction in the real-world environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Greenspan, Debra J. Danielson, James D. Reno, John P. Kane, Prashant Parikh
  • Patent number: 10311181
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a computerized model representing a layered shell-like structure are disclosed. 2-D reference mesh model and a user-specified definition of a layered shell-like structure are received in a computer system. The 2-D reference mesh model contains a plurality of reference nodes connected by a plurality of 2-D reference elements for representing the layered shell-like structure's mid-plane in the 2-D reference mesh model's thickness direction and the user-specified definition includes the number of layers and each layer's characteristics. A set of new nodal locations along respective reference nodes' normal vectors are calculated according to a set of rules derived from the user-specified definition. New nodes for defining a computerized model that represents the layered shell-like structure are created by reproducing the reference nodes at each corresponding new nodal location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Livermore Software Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Tobias Erhart
  • Patent number: 10311165
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed technology relate to techniques of generating guiding patterns for via-type features. An initial guiding pattern characterized by a plurality of guiding pattern parameters is constructed for two or more via-type features in a layout design based on target values of location and size parameters for the two or more via-type features. Predicted values of the location and size parameters are then extracted from the initial guiding pattern based on simulations or correlation information between the plurality of guiding pattern parameters and the location and size parameters. Based on the predicted values of the location and size parameters, the target values of location and size parameters and the correlation information, a modified guiding pattern is determined by adjusting one or more parameters of the plurality of guiding pattern parameters. The extraction and determination operations may be iterated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Junjiang Lei, Le Hong, Yuansheng Ma
  • Patent number: 10311212
    Abstract: A system and method include exploding a recipe via a computer system for a process to make an end food product into a set of hierarchical process steps, obtaining nutrient values for each input material to be used in making the end food product, obtaining loss profiles for input materials, the nutrient loss profiles including a process loss profile for steps in the process to make the end food product and a storage loss profile for storing intermediate food product resulting during the process, and performing a hierarchical based nutrient loss calculation using the nutrient values and loss profiles to quantify nutrients remaining in the end food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Eileen Riediger
  • Patent number: 10303817
    Abstract: An emulator for a test scenario corresponding to a connected vehicle application is presented. The emulator includes a test bed for testing a device under test (DUT) communicatively coupled to emulated intelligent transportation system (ITS) stations. The test bed also includes a processor configured to emulate the test scenario based on user-defined configuration parameters that define a behavior of the DUT and each of the emulated ITS stations during simulated events in the test scenario. The processor further includes a mobility engine configured to generate and periodically update one or more mobility parameters corresponding to the DUT and the emulated ITS stations based on the corresponding configuration parameters. The test bed further includes a channel emulator, a controller area network (CAN) simulator, and a global navigational satellite system (GNSS) simulator integrated into a single test bed for holistically emulating the test scenario and validating a desired functionality of the DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Elxsi Limited
    Inventors: Gnanaprakash Sebastian, Karthikeyan Padmanaban, Biswajit Biswas, Rajagopalan Rajappa
  • Patent number: 10296680
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a processor caused to: receive indications of selection of experiment designs to compare; receive indications of selection of a set of terms to include in the comparison; for each experiment design, generate a corresponding term correlation graph of a set of term correlation graphs, wherein: the correlation graph comprises horizontal and vertical axes along both of which the set of terms are arranged, at each intersection within the graph, a degree of correlation between terms is indicated with a visual indicator selected from a set of visual indicators, the set of visual indicators is assigned an order that corresponds to a range of degree of correlation, and the range is divided into a set of contiguous sub-ranges, and each visual indicator corresponds to one of the sub-ranges; and present at least two correlation graphs of the set of correlation graphs at adjacent locations on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Albert Morgan, Bradley Allen Jones, Ryan Adam Lekivetz
  • Patent number: 10296708
    Abstract: The application relates to a computer-implemented method for creating a model of a bioreaction—fermentation process or whole-cell catalysis process—with an organism on the basis of measured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Tobias Neymann, Lukas Hebing, Sebastian Engell
  • Patent number: 10296669
    Abstract: A method for estimating grid properties of a power grid coupled to a generator at a point of common coupling is provided. First, a voltage VPCC at the point of common coupling is measured. Second, a current IPCC at the point of common coupling is measured. Third, the grid properties are estimated by a grid model using as input parameters the measured voltage VPCC at the point of common coupling, the measured current IPCC at the point of common coupling and the determined phase angle. Advantageously, the absolute phases of the voltage and the current at the point of common coupling are not necessary, which makes the present method less prone to errors due to measurement noise. Further, a device and a computer program product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bjorn Andresen, Per Egedal, Dragan Obradovic, Ruxandra Scheiterer, Andrei Szabo
  • Patent number: 10296674
    Abstract: A method for providing a model for a part of a vehicle includes selecting at least one operation state, selecting at least one possible fault type for the vehicle part, simulating vehicle part performance for the at least one operation state during the occurrence of the at least one possible fault type, for each simulation creating a representation of the vehicle part performance in which each representation is associated with at least one operating parameter value, and storing the at least one representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Truck Corporation
    Inventors: Olof Lindgärde, Rune Prytz, Daniel Blom
  • Patent number: 10289757
    Abstract: The present application concerns automated optimization, customization or production methods for the design of a solar photovoltaic array, involving one or more or all components in a photovoltaic array, in which the products include system designs, production drawings, permitting and construction drawings, layouts for the mechanical and electrical systems, bill of materials and financial return analyses of such a photovoltaic array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HST Solar Farms, Inc.
    Inventors: Tucker McClure, Santanov Chaudhuri, Eric Ware, Neal Shah, Rudra Roy, Gregg Luconi, David Ives Brown, Donald Douglas-Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10289762
    Abstract: An interconnection network simulator of computational nodes includes in particular a topology simulation module constructed and arranged to select and start a defined number of simulated modules, establish connection links between the started simulated modules so as to form a simulated interconnection network, and enable a user to interact with the started simulated modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Alain Cady, Ben Bratu