Patents Examined by Bernard E Cothran
  • Patent number: 11934746
    Abstract: An information generation device generating a test case being a simulation model for reproducing a road traffic condition in an area on a road including a target point, the information generation device including: a first storage unit that stores moving-object information being information regarding a moving object existing in the area; a determination unit that determines whether or not an incident in which the moving object existing in the area shows a behavior that leads to occurrence of an accident has occurred, on the basis of the moving-object information; an extraction unit that extracts, as target information, moving-object information in a target period being a predetermined time period including a time point at which the incident occurred; and a generation unit that generates the test case upon occurrence of the incident on the basis of the target information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Yamanouchi, Yosuke Seto, Minori Orita, Hiroki Saito, Takeharu Kato
  • Patent number: 11854127
    Abstract: A computing device receives a target value for a design quality metric. The target value indicates a desired quality of a design of an experiment and is related to an input parameter by a response curve. The computing device also validates the target value as being in a feasibility range for the design quality metric, and if so, determines a candidate value for the input parameter that yields a calculated value for the design quality metric. To determine the calculated value, the computing device iteratively adjusts the candidate value until the calculated value is within a predetermined tolerance of the target value. The computing device then updates an interactive graph visually representing the calculated value for the design quality metric as a function of the candidate value for the input parameter and outputs a graph visually representing the relationship that exists between the candidate value and the calculated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: JMP Statistical Discovery LLC
    Inventors: Caleb Bridges King, Ryan Adam Lekivetz, Joseph Albert Morgan, Yeng Saanchi, Bradley Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 11734470
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for modelling an electrochemical process is disclosed, the electrochemical process comprising treating a surface of an object in a container containing an electrolyte, the method comprising following steps: enclosing the object by a control surface; generating a mesh on the control surface; generating a mesh on the object; generating a mesh on the container walls, anode surfaces and electrolyte meniscus; generating a mesh of the electrolyte contained within the control surface; generating a mesh of the electrolyte surrounding the control surface and determining approximate and/or analytical solutions of partial differential equations describing said electrochemical process in each element of the mesh of the control surface and/or of the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: ELSYCA N.V.
    Inventors: Leslie Edward John Bortels, Bart Juul Wilhelmina Van Den Bossche
  • Patent number: 11699006
    Abstract: A computing device obtains settings for a design of an experiment. The settings include a first sample size that indicates an amount of members for a first group observed as part of the experiment, a design quality metric that assesses, based on the first sample size, a quality of the design for the experiment prior to conducting the experiment, and a parameter pertaining to the first group. The computing device also displays first and second graphs of the design quality metric on a graphical user interface. The first graph is displayed as a function of the first sample size and the second graph is displayed as a function of the parameter pertaining to the first group. The computing device also receives a first user indication to change one or more of the settings, and then updates both the first and second graphs to account for the first user indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: JMP Statistical Discovery LLC
    Inventors: Caleb Bridges King, Ryan Adam Lekivetz, Joseph Albert Morgan, Yeng Saanchi, Bradley Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 11625514
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a numerical simulation method of pulsed laser paint removal and a use thereof. This method establishes a three-dimensional (3D) temperature field model by ANSYS software to perform a numerical simulation of nanosecond pulsed laser paint removal. A high-speed moving pulsed laser is loaded on a surface of the model in a form of heat flux, and a coordinate system is moved to realize loading on different paths. A special surface mesh screening method is used to realize loading on any surface, and it ensures that laser energy distribution on a material surface is in line with reality. In addition, an element birth/death technology is combined to remove an element that exceeds a threshold, so as to intuitively present the surface morphology after laser paint removal. The present disclosure can realize the prediction of the contour of a paint layer ablated by a pulsed laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Jianzhong Zhou, Yanqiang Gou, Jianian Yang, Xiankai Meng, Qi Sun, Shu Huang, Qiang Fu
  • Patent number: 11615221
    Abstract: Exemplary practice of the present invention defines “sphibules” in computer-modeling the spread of a substance in a fluid medium. A “sphibule,” a modeling entity conceived and named by the present inventors, represents a discrete quantity of a substance that is propagative in a fluid medium. Every sphibule has the same size when created, the same constant geometric shape, the same constant mass, and a uniform density. Multiple sphibules are created at a prescribed rate at a source in the fluid medium. Several or many timesteps are performed to compute enlargement and relocation, in the fluid medium, of each sphibule that has been created. Through succeeding timesteps, each sphibule becomes less dense and more distant from the source. A sphibule ceases to exist when the sphibule is less dense than a prescribed minimum density of the sphibules, and/or when the sphibule travels beyond a prescribed spatial boundary of the fluid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Matthew D. McMahon, Krzysztof J. Rutkowski, Stephen M. Farley
  • Patent number: 11487561
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a system and method are provided for constructing an accurate view of memory and events on a simulation platform. The system memory view can be used with a debug and analysis tool to provide post-processing debug, including searching forward and backward in capture time of the stored memory view to analyze the events of the simulation. The memory is constructed by capturing and storing each memory execution transaction, bus transaction, and register transaction during simulation. Changes in simulation platform hardware state may also be captured and stored in a hardware state database, including switches between process threads detected during the simulation that may update a simulator register. The captured events provide observability into the OS processes, the hardware, and the embedded software of the simulation platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew Wilmot, Neeti Khullar Bhatnagar, Qizhang Chao, George Franklin Frazier
  • Patent number: 11473427
    Abstract: A physical simulation test method for detecting a position of a ponding goaf in the excavation, which relates to physical detection of mines. This method includes: fabricating an experimental model of a composition similar to that of an excavating tunnel; fabricating a transient transmitting coil and receiving coil; connecting the coil to a wire and placing them in model A; connecting the coil to a transient electromagnetometer; injecting water into a trapezoidal goaf through a pre-buried plastic pipe; after the goaf is filled with water, immediately switching the transient electromagnetometer on to collect data; respectively transferring the coil to models B, C and D, injecting water and switching on the transient electromagnetometer to collect data; statistically analyzing detection and imaging results of the four models; and comparing the detection results with the actual data to determine detection accuracy and correction coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Taiyuan University of Technology
    Inventors: Guorui Feng, Jiaqing Cui, Haina Jiang, Zhen Li, Cheng Song, Xiong Shen, Xiaohong Niu, Shengyong Hu, Yanna Han
  • Patent number: 11468967
    Abstract: Systems and methods for computer-aided vaccine design may comprise performing one or more molecular dynamics simulations of a protein assembly having at least one epitope, determining a fluctuation measurement for the at least one epitope using the one or more molecular dynamics simulations, and predicting the immunogenicity of the protein assembly in response to the fluctuation measurement are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Peter J. Ortoleva
  • Patent number: 11468203
    Abstract: Product data management (PDM) systems, methods, and computer-readable media. A method includes receiving a solid body in a PDM data processing system. The method includes determining an operation to perform on the solid body and a target region of the solid body. The method includes moving the target region into a secondary solid body and removing the geometries from the secondary solid body. The method includes generating new geometries corresponding to the operation and the secondary solid body, and applying the new geometries to the topological entities of the secondary solid body. The method includes transforming the adjoining regions to a new position according to the operation. The method includes knitting the transformed adjoining regions to the modified secondary solid body to produce a processed solid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Industry Software Inc.
    Inventors: Weishu Chen, Shengming Liu
  • Patent number: 11403739
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for retargeting and prioritized interpolation of lens profiles. A lens profile file may include a set of lens sub-profiles. The camera body and/or settings described in the file may not exactly match that of camera body and/or settings used to capture a target image. A sub-profile processing module may perform a prioritized sub-profile sorting and interpolation method to generate an interpolated sub-profile that may be applied to the target image to correct aberrations including, but not limited to, geometric distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, and vignette. Thus, models generated for a reference camera at a variety of settings may be applied to a target image captured with the same type of lens but with a different camera and/or with different settings that are not exactly modeled in the lens profile file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Chen, Eric Chan, Hailin Jin, Jen-Chan Chien
  • Patent number: 11351472
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for using a gyroscope to change the resistance of moving a virtual weapon to simulate a feel of moving the virtual weapon. A feel of moving a virtual weapon may be simulated by determining a position and/or an orientation of a virtual blade of the virtual weapon, determining controls for a gyroscope based on the position and/or the orientation of the virtual blade, and operating the gyroscope in accordance with the controls for the gyroscope to provide resistance to changing the orientation of the hilt, wherein the resistance to changing the orientation of the hilt simulates the feel of moving the virtual weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Michael P. Goslin
  • Patent number: 11256835
    Abstract: A system and method for solving linear complementarity problems for rigid body simulation is disclosed. The method includes determining one or more contact constraints affecting an original object having an original mass. The method includes splitting the original object by a total number of the contact constraints into a plurality of sub-bodies. The method includes assigning a contact constraint to a corresponding sub-body. The method further includes solving contact constraints in isolation for each sub-body. The method also includes enforcing positions and orientations of each sub-body are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Andrey Voroshilov, Feodor Benevolenski, Richard Tonge
  • Patent number: 11207132
    Abstract: A method is provided for correcting a curvature or deformity in a patient's spine based on the digitized locations of implanted screws. The method is implemented by a control unit through a GUI to digitize screw locations, accept one or more correction outputs, and generate one or more rod solution outputs shaped to fit at locations distinct from the implanted screw locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Isaacs, Thomas Scholl, Jeff Barnes, Eric Finley
  • Patent number: 11204591
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, system, and computer program product of modeling and calculating aggregate power of a set of renewable energy source stations using power output from representative renewable energy source stations. In an embodiment, the present invention includes receiving location, power output time series, and weather time series data of renewable energy source stations in a geographic region and aggregate power output time series data for the geographic region, for each cluster of stations, normalizing the aggregate power value to a representative renewable energy source station, learning a regression model, and de-normalizing a normalized aggregate output power model with respect to a maximum possible power value, and applying a combined model to the received data and power output of representative renewable energy source stations for a particular day, resulting in a total aggregate power value of the renewable energy source stations for the particular day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Umamaheswari Devi, Amith Singhee, Mathieu Sinn, Vincent Lonij, Amar P. Azad
  • Patent number: 11194936
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that cause the processor to determine a first motion envelope of an object. The first motion envelope corresponds to a kinematic envelope of positions of the object which are achievable. The instructions also cause the processor to determine an operational envelope of the object based on an intersection of the first motion envelope and a second motion envelope of the object. The second motion envelope corresponds to a range of motion of the object constrained by dynamic motion limits of the object, and the operational envelope is indicative of a range of motion of the object during operation of the object. The instructions further cause the processor to generate a virtual model of the object based on the operational envelope. The virtual model is used to virtually model operation of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Michael A. Farkas, Adam L. Griswold, David R. Mahakian, Justin McFatter, Benjamin H. Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 11176082
    Abstract: Computer architecture methods and system for providing novel inhomogeneous computer interconnects and interconnect topology framework for both classical and quantum computers are provided that result in enhanced computer functionality and efficiency. The architecture and methodologies include random small world (SW) interconnects or bonds and/or SW interconnects or bonds with constrained randomness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mississippi State University
    Inventor: Mark A. Novotny
  • Patent number: 11150372
    Abstract: A zero-offset wavefield synthesis workflow to calculate a synthesized zero-offset wavefield output without the commitment to an rms velocity field output to circumvent velocity uncertainty. Said zero-offset wavefield synthesis workflow comprises calculating a migration cube output. Rendering a demigration cube output from said migration cube output with a demigration cube calculation. Rendering said synthesized zero-offset wavefield output from said demigration cube output with a zero-offset wavefield synthesis procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Özdo{hacek over (g)}an Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 11003150
    Abstract: A simulation method run on a computer simulating the characteristics of a real controlled device including a heating apparatus that changes a heating value in accordance with a first manipulated value, includes creating a controlled-device model representing the real controlled device where a first manipulated value is an input and a process value for the real controlled device is an output, acquiring a first time-related characteristic as input to the controlled-device model, and calculating a second time-related characteristic from the output from the controlled device model with respect to the input of the first time-related characteristic. The controlled-device model includes a heating component corresponding to the heating apparatus for increasing the process value in accordance with the size of a first manipulated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Wada, Taro Iwami, Yumi Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10997782
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: James Edwards, David Myall