Patents Examined by Cedric D Johnson
  • Patent number: 9952860
    Abstract: Present invention embodiments enable the handling of various index-memory architectures for a virtual supercomputer that would allow for a heterogeneous storage of variable length index words with non-sequential addressing, and also dynamic changes to the index-memory architecture. A computer-implemented system, method, and apparatus allow for different types of node index memory (NIM) architectures for the virtual supercomputer. The first type allows for homogenous NIM segments, and implementing sequential node-number addressing. A second type of architecture allows for heterogeneous IW configurations (variable length and field structure), but sill uses sequential node-number addressing. A third type allows for non-sequential node-number addressing, but still uses homogeneous IW configurations. To implement this, a new virtual hardware element is required, an Index-Word Address Table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Veriscape, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary C. Berkowitz, Charles Wurtz
  • Patent number: 9922143
    Abstract: A method for carrying out a calculation of a data-based function model, in particular a Gaussian process model, the data-based function model being defined by predefined hyperparameters and node data, multiple input variables being assigned to one output variable and having a sum of terms, each of which depend on one of the input variables, including the following: determining at least one input variable to be varied, for which multiple output values of a corresponding output variable are to be determined; calculating the sum of the terms, which depend on the input variables not to be varied; providing multiple input values for each of the determined at least one input variable to be varied; and ascertaining multiple output values of the output variable for the provided multiple input values, each based on the calculated sum of the terms, which depend on the input variables not to be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fischer, Andre Guntoro
  • Patent number: 9916398
    Abstract: A 3D CAD model of a plant, a factory, refinery, or facility is re-built from laser scan data of the plant, a factory, refinery, or facility. Through a rules-based analysis, CAD model objects are identified in the laser scan data. The rules map laser scan data to CAD model objects based on shape, size and/or sequence of connection of objects in the plant, a factory, refinery, or facility grouping. Design logic of equipment and process facilities are also utilized by the rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventor: Nelia Gloria Mazula
  • Patent number: 9910962
    Abstract: Risk engines and related methods may benefit patients and their physicians. For example, patients may benefit from being able to determine their personal genetic, environmental, and behavioral risks. Moreover, physicians may be able to provide statistically-driven individual recommendations based on a risk engine's determination of such risks. A method can include selecting one or more candidate genetic variants associated with a phenotype from the scientific literature. The method can also include scoring a genetic association between the one or more candidate genetic variants and the phenotype. The method can further include selecting one or more high-scoring genetic variants. Selecting a best genetic variant within each of at least one linkage disequilibrium (LD) block can also be included in the method. The method can additionally include calculating risk associated with the best genetic variant from the at least one LD block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BASEHEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Hossein Fakhrai-Rad, Keyan Salari, Dara Patrick Dowlatshahi, Abdolkarim Pourak, Harshna Harshvadan Kapashi, Malekeh Amini, Pouria Mojabi, Celine Becquet, Prakash Menon, Mehrdad Rezaee
  • Patent number: 9858362
    Abstract: A design method of LED freeform surface illumination system is provided. A light emitting angle of a LED point light source is divided into three regions. Each region can form a rectangular light spot on a light receiving surface. A mapping relationship of each region on the receiving surface is obtained. A light redistribution design for the LED point light source is performed and a system of first order partial differential equations of a freeform surface is achieved. A system of first order quasi linear differential equations of the freeform surface is obtained. A plurality of freeform surface data is obtained by solving the system of first order quasi linear differential equations. The freeform surface is obtained by surface fitting the plurality of freeform surface data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Si-Si Xiong, Jun Zhu, Guo-Fan Jin, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9858369
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to fast simulation of power delivery networks are described. A method is provided for simulating the time-domain responses of a plurality of points of a multi-layer power delivery network, comprising selecting a model of the power delivery network of a circuit, parsing the characteristic data describing the power delivery network, forming a circuit matrix relating to said circuit characteristic data, creating a preconditioner matrix with a specialized structure that allows solution by a Fast Transform solver, simulating the circuit using said circuit and preconditioner matrices by a computer, including a non-transitory computer readable storage medium and at least one processor, but preferably multiple processors, and reporting the responses at selected nodes and branches of the power delivery network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Helic, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantis Daloukas, Nestoras Evmorfopoulos, Panagiota Tsompanopoulou, Georgios Stamoulis
  • Patent number: 9857550
    Abstract: Different rotational interfaces between individual optical components and their mounts are compared based on a sensitivity of optical system performance to misalignment of the optical component to an alignment axis of the optical mount within a clearance space. The rotational interfaces at which the sensitivity of the optical system performance to the misalignment of the optical component approaches a minimum are incorporated into the optical design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Moondog Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott C. Cahall
  • Patent number: 9842176
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with designing computing systems are described. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a design that defines a computing system with at least a set of servers and connections between the set of servers to indicate an arrangement of the set of servers within the computing system. The method includes validating the design by determining whether the connections defined between the set of servers violate one or more of a set of design constraints. Validating the design includes using attributes of the set of servers to analyze the connections defined between the set of servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael B. Lee
  • Patent number: 9836560
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention simulate the actual shape of a cumulative distribution function (CDF) that describes the energetic sensitivity of an energetic composition. Sensitivity tests and historical data are input into an electronic processor. Response data points are obtained through electronic analysis and a best fit curve is produced through the response points and produced as output in a tangible medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael D. Bramson, Tom J. Schilling
  • Patent number: 9817925
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention disclose the determination of the actual shape of a cumulative distribution function (CDF) for an energetic composition. Sensitivity tests and historical data are configured for input into an electronic processor. An energetic determination tool is configured to determine the actual shape of the CDF. The actual shape of the CDF is output in a tangible medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael D. Bramson, Tom J. Schilling
  • Patent number: 9816366
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for optimizing the placement of wells in a reservoir. Embodiments include, for example, determining for a reservoir a productivity index for each coordinate of a reservoir using reservoir metrics associated with the reservoir, generating a grid pattern of the reservoir using the productivity index with time values extracted for each coordinate, determining a total dynamic productivity index for each coordinate, and determining placement of one or more wells responsive to the total dynamic productivity index and minimum spacing between the one or more wells. Embodiments further include, for example, generating a production analysis report for the reservoir that includes an assessment of well placement and generating a wells placement map using one or more total dynamic productivity index indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Ghazi D. AlQahtani, Mohamed Y. Soliman, Ismael Regis de Farias, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9810052
    Abstract: A multilateral well placement methodology is provided for hydrocarbon reservoirs utilizing transshipment network optimization to best fit productivity conditions in the reservoir. Multilateral well trajectories are generated which ensure contact with hydrocarbon rich pockets in the reservoir. Different levels of branching for lateral wells are also permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Ghazi D. AlQahtani, Noah E. Berlow, Mohamed Y. Soliman
  • Patent number: 9811361
    Abstract: A method for generating software for a hardware component of a measuring, control, or regulating system having a processor, an FPGA, and a plurality of I/O channels. The I/O channels are connected to the FPGA and the FPGA is connected to the processor via a communications interface. The method includes the steps of selecting a first subset of the I/O channels for operation by the FPGA, generating a first application for execution in the FPGA, selecting a second subset of the I/O channels for operation by the processor, and generating a second application for execution on the processor. The step of generating a first application comprises generating code for connecting the second subset of I/O channels to the communications interface. The invention relates in addition to a method for operating a hardware component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Merten, Marc Schlenger, Holger Ross, Frank Mertens
  • Patent number: 9790769
    Abstract: A method for selecting at least one drill bit that includes characterizing an application; checking for at least one drill bit with an equivalent characterization in a data store; when the at least one drill bit with the equivalent characterization exists, selecting the at least one drill bit with the equivalent characterization; and when the at least one drill bit with the equivalent characterization does not exist, recommending at least one drill bit, making an analysis request, analyzing the at least one recommended drill bit based on the analysis request, generating analysis results, and selecting at least one drill bit based on the analysis results is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Sujian J. Huang
  • Patent number: 9760534
    Abstract: A method solves a stochastic quadratic program (StQP) for a convex set with a set of general linear equalities and inequalities by an alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM). The method determines an optimal solution, or certifies that no solution exists. The method optimizes a step size ? for the ADMM. The method is accelerated using a conjugate gradient (CG) method. The StMPC problem is decomposed into two blocks. The first block corresponds to an equality constrained QP, and the second block corresponds to a projection onto the StMPC inequalities and anticipativity constraints. The StMPC problem can be decomposed into a set of time step problems, and then iterated between the time step problems to solve the decoupled problems until convergence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Raghunathan, Stefano Di Cairano
  • Patent number: 9753892
    Abstract: A method solves a convex quadratic program (QP) for a convex set. Constrains of the QP include sets of linear equalities and linear inequalities. The solving uses an Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM). Variables of the convex QP include a linear subspace constrained variable vector and a set constrained variable vector. The method solves the linear subspace constrained variable vector while keeping the set constrained variable vector fixed using an optimal step size and a Lagrangian multiplier, and solves the set of constrained variable vector while keeping linear subspace constrained variable vector fixed using the optimal step size and the Lagrangian multiplier. Then, the Lagrangian multiplier is updated. A feasible solution is outputted if a termination condition for the feasible solution is satisfied, and an infeasible solution is signaled if a termination condition for the satisfied for the infeasible solution is satisfied. Otherwise, the steps are repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind U Raghunathan, Stefano Di Cairano
  • Patent number: 9746577
    Abstract: Method for estimating uncertainty in a physical property model generated by inverting measured geophysical data, for example, a resistivity model inferred from electromagnetic field data. The method involves as few as one data inversion coupled with a number of forward simulation. Alternative solutions (models) are generated by probing a perturbation space defined from a reduced model space, resulting from a principal component decomposition of the inverted model, and selecting some of the larger components. Statistical analysis techniques may be applied (to those alternative solutions remaining after thresholding) to generate quantitative uncertainty estimates applicable to the inverted model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Adrian Ciucivara, Dennis E. Willen
  • Patent number: 9733391
    Abstract: Method and system is described for modeling one or more geophysical properties of a subsurface volume. In one embodiment, a method of modeling the subsurface comprises obtaining one or more subsurface volume and obtaining an interpretation of the subsurface volume. One or more flexible geologic concepts are defined and applied to the interpretation of the subsurface volume. The one or more geologic concepts comprise one or more flexible geologic concepts. A modified interpretation of the subsurface volume is obtained based upon the applied geologic concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Pavel Dimitrov, Matthias Imhof, Martin Terrell, John S. Lien
  • Patent number: 9709697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for exploiting (EX) a geological reservoir according to an exploitation scheme (SE) defined on the basis of a matched reservoir model (CAL) with static data and dynamic data. For this method, a first reservoir model (MR) displaying a certain consistency with respect to the flow properties of the medium is preselected. This preselected model (MR) is then used as starting point for the history matching process (CAL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Mickaele Le Ravalec, Christophe Preux, Guillaume Enchery, Arnaud Lange
  • Patent number: 9697306
    Abstract: A computer program product includes program instructions to: Receive a unit including register transfer level content for a component of an integrated circuit and one or more IP blocks; Select one or more input pins for each IP block; Assign a numerical value of either zero or one to each of the one or more input pins to yield at least one numerical sequence; For each numerical sequence, perform a check to yield a number of fails, wherein the check is formal verification of each of the one or more IP blocks; Determine a simulation condition for power modeling of the unit based on optimizing a numerical sequence with respect to the number of fails; Set the one or more input pins to the simulation condition for power modeling of the unit; and Determine a number of design errors of the unit based on the simulation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anand Haridass, Arun Joseph, Pradeep Kumar Nalla, Rahul M. Rao