Patents Examined by Cedric Johnson
  • Patent number: 11604902
    Abstract: The disclosure notably relates to a computer-implemented method for designing a three-dimensional (3D) model. The method includes obtaining a first 3D model, the first 3D model being defined by: (i) one delegated data object comprising input parameters specific to a type of the delegated data object and (ii) an output topology, and being associated with a sequence of geometric design operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Yani Sadoudi, Frederic Letzelter
  • Patent number: 11604903
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a design application is provided that utilizes layered analytical modeling in a design and analysis workflow. An analytical model may be described in a model file by a base geometry and a plurality of analysis parameters, including modification geometries that define changes that can be made to the base geometry, loading definitions that define how loads are evaluated, and appurtenances groups and configurations that define the nature and arrangement of appurtenances. A user may select analysis parameters which together with the base geometry define a scenario. A plurality of scenarios may be maintained within the same model file. When a particular scenario is to be visualized and analyzed, the analysis parameters of a scenario are layered on to (i.e. merged with) the base geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Apurba Tribedi, Pankaj Taneja, Achintya Tribedi, Aaron Poot, Adam Junstrom, Daniel Smilozwitz, Bryan Clinton
  • Patent number: 11593537
    Abstract: A method of planning a platform lift. The platform lift includes a rail, platform, chair, and a drive unit attached to the platform to drive the platform along the rail. The method includes acquiring 3D-data of a stair on which the platform lift is to be installed utilizing an augmented reality device. Calculating a travel path of the rail is based on acquired 3D-data and predetermined clearance information. Visualizing part or all of the platform lift is based on the calculated path of travel via the augmented reality device. Acquiring the 3D-data includes observing the stair with the augmented reality device; marking several locations and confirming the locations via a user input; extracting surface information via a computer based analysis of the markings and optical information taken by the augmented reality device. Based on the optical information and predetermined clearance information the path of travel is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: TK Elevator Innovation And Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schierenbeck, Thomas Felis, Francisco Javier Sesma Sanchez, Jie Xu, Pieter-Bas De Kleer, Jonatan Hernandez Alvarez, Ana Belén Quiroga Sánchez, Marcos Pérez Pérez
  • Patent number: 11586786
    Abstract: A self-contained computerized system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions for causing the self-contained computerized system to perform the process of morphing a finite element mesh of a legacy design to the finite element mesh of a component design and applying measurement variations from the legacy design to the finite element mesh of the component design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew B. DeGostin, Hoyt Y. Chang, David A. Burdette
  • Patent number: 11586783
    Abstract: Implementations for receiving, by the design assistant, an initial set of requirements, each requirement in the initial set of requirements being manually provided by a user, providing, by the design assistant and using a knowledge graph, a first set of questions based on the initial set of requirements and content determined from at least one design document in a set of design documents, filtering, by the design assistant, one or more questions from the first set of questions to provide a second set of questions, providing, by the design assistant, at least a portion of the second set of questions as output to the user to elicit one or more responses from the user, and editing, by the design assistant, the initial set of requirements based on the one or more responses to provide a set of requirements, the set of requirements for the to-be-designed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Nikolas Martelaro, Alex M. Kass, Robert P. Dooley, Charles Jacob Foster
  • Patent number: 11555287
    Abstract: A volumetric enclosure or enclosures and/or a cellular structure pole foundation is provided. The volumetric enclosure/s or cellular structure pole foundation may employ several embodiments: (1) a single or a plurality of volumetric enclosures at the vertical center of the foundation below the foundation's pole cavity; (2) a single or a plurality of volumetric enclosures at the vertical center of the foundation below the foundation's pole cavity and a cellular structure within the foundation walls and base; (3) a cellular structure throughout the entire body of the foundation; (4) a cellular structure within the foundation walls; (5) the above embodiments with fill material consisting of gas or fluid or solids retained inside the foundation walls; and (6) the above embodiments with solid fill material that can reach the foundation core through the pole cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel S. Spiro
  • Patent number: 11555943
    Abstract: A method for training a predictive reservoir simulation in which high-confidence reservoir sample data is used to identify misallocated historical production data used in the simulation. A neural network algorithm is trained with high-confidence reservoir historical production data. High-confidence reservoir sample data is obtained by at least one sensor at a reservoir location over a time interval, after which the reservoir historical production data is parametrically varied over the time interval to determine a time-indexed discrepancy between the reservoir historical production data and the high-confidence reservoir sample data over the time interval. The time-indexed discrepancy and a defined threshold discrepancy are then used as inputs to a machine learning process to further train the neural network algorithm to identify reservoir historical production data whose discrepancy exceeds the threshold discrepancy and thereby constitutes misallocated historical production data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Jibran Ayub
  • Patent number: 11550974
    Abstract: A method of operating a reservoir simulator can include performing a time step of a reservoir simulation using a spatial reservoir model that represents a subterranean environment that includes a reservoir to generate simulation results for a first time where the simulation results include a front defined by at least in part by a gradient at a position between portions of the spatial reservoir model; predicting a position of the front for a subsequent time step for a corresponding second time using a trained machine model; discretizing the spatial reservoir model locally at the predicted position of the front to generate a locally discretized version of the spatial reservoir model; and performing a time step of the reservoir simulation using the locally discretized version of the spatial reservoir model to generate simulation results for the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Barys Samson, Aleksandr Bogush
  • Patent number: 11551126
    Abstract: Techniques for quantum data post-processing are provided. In one example, a system includes a quantum programming component and a post-processing component. The quantum programming component receives quantum output data that includes a set of quantum results for a quantum circuit in response to simulation of the quantum circuit. The post-processing component adjusts the quantum output data associated with the quantum circuit based on client system data indicative of information for a client system that consumes the quantum output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Jay M. Gambetta, Ismael Faro Sertage, Andrew Wack, Francisco Jose Martin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11550967
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing system and method is provided. The system includes a software system and a production system. The software system includes a design module, an engineering module, and a manufacturing module for the design, engineering, and subsequent production of a prefabricated building product. The production system includes a matrix of cells and a plurality of robotic production units configurable with a plurality of production tools. The matrix includes a number of columns and a number of rows, each column representing a product to be worked on and each row representing a type of work to be performed on each product. The system processes a building model and configures each cell to perform specific work with one or more robotic production units and one or more production tools. A prefabricated building product is built in stages as it moves from cell to cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Peyman Poostchi
  • Patent number: 11537764
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of digitally modeling in two, three or more dimensions an infrastructure (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4), comprising using digital two, three, four, five or more dimensional objects; and attributing at least one flexibility attribute (8.2, 8.3) to at least one of the objects (4, 6, 10). Several digital two, three or more dimensions infrastructure models (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4) are merged and managed by automatically detecting (14) potential conflict(s) between objects (6, 10) of the models (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4) and by automatically searching (16) for at least one possible solution to each of the at least one conflict, based on the flexibility attribute(s) (8.2, 8.3) of the objects (6, 10) related to the conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
    Inventors: Sylvain Kubicki, Elie Daher
  • Patent number: 11525273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Tetris house designing system, and the technical problem to solve is to facilitate house design by laymen and enable a simulation for a finally decided house structure. For example, disclosed is a Tetris house designing system comprising: a unit interior space providing part for providing respective unit interior spaces of a house by dividing the unit interior spaces into three-dimensional blocks reflecting the actual areas of certain sizes; a unit interior space selection part for selecting the type and number of the unit interior spaces; a house structure generation part for generating house structure data by combining three-dimensional blocks selected by the house unit interior space selection part; and a virtual reality data providing part for generating and providing virtual reality data on the basis of the house structure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: DEAR ARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han Moo Cho
  • Patent number: 11519560
    Abstract: An improved mechanism for evaluation of degradation criticality is described. Corresponding apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer readable media are provided. The evaluation of corrosion criticality is utilized to estimate a failure pressure of a pipeline that is subject to structural degradation (e.g., metal loss corrosion). The evaluation, in some embodiments, is utilized with a specific tool configured for controlling or otherwise regulate pipeline operations responsive to the estimated failure pressure. The evaluation is a specific technical process whereby multiple failure paths through anomalies (structural defects arising from degradation features) are utilized in concert to determine an estimated failure pressure. The failure pressure, in some embodiments, is used to control actuation of one or more valve regulator features or to guide excavation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Shenwei Zhang, Shahani Nileeka Kariyawasam, Zijian Yan, Guoxiong Huang, Mohammad Al-Amin
  • Patent number: 11520948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating electronic indoor maps from computer-assisted-design (CAD) files are disclosed. The methods involve receiving a set of CAD files relating to a facility, classifying each CAD file of the set as a site plan or a floor plan, defining one or more layers of at least one electronic map for the facility based on the set, generating an electronic map for each CAD file of the set. The electronic map includes one or more layers and each layer include at least one object. The method also involves aligning objects in the electronic map for the facility, based on the layer of the object; assigning text data in each CAD file of the set to an object in the electronic map file of that CAD file; and storing the at least one electronic map for the facility on at least one storage component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: MAPPEDIN INC.
    Inventor: Adam Hartfiel
  • Patent number: 11519173
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include the production of construction plans upon planar surfaces such as studless walls near studless walls or traditional framing. Disclosed embodiments include specialized databases, cutting systems and printing systems useful for implementation of various plans upon planar surfaces sometimes used with hollow wall systems, sometimes constructed with bamboo or other fast growing sources of structural fiber, with the types of subject printing and cutting sometimes including architectural plans, structural plans, electrical plans, plumbing plans, mechanical plans, insulation plans, media plans, security plans and construction plans and details including those derived directly from various plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: William Hinkle, Zack Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 11507712
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for generating an image for a building management system are described herein. One device includes using a computing device to import floor plan objects from computer-aided design (CAD) drawings of a building and applying a design language associated with a building management system to the floor plan objects imported from the CAD drawings. Once the design language has been applied to the floor plan objects, an image of the building is generated for use in the building management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Jian Geng Du, Yan Xia, John D. Morrison
  • Patent number: 11499431
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming an engine component for a turbine engine, the engine component comprising a wall bounding an interior; a panel portion defining a portion of the wall, the panel portion comprising: an outer wall; an inner wall spaced from the outer wall to define a wall gap; and a structural segment formed within the wall gap comprising at least one structural element. The method including calculating a factor and adjusting a variable until the factor is between a given range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Terrence Garay, Daniel Endecott Osgood, Douglas Gerard Konitzer
  • Patent number: 11501041
    Abstract: One example described herein involves a system receiving task data and distribution criteria for a state space model from a client device. The task data can indicate a type of sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) task to be implemented. The distribution criteria can include an initial distribution, a transition distribution, and a measurement distribution for the state space model. The system can generate a set of program functions based on the task data and the distribution criteria. The system can then execute an SMC module to generate a distribution and a corresponding summary, where the SMC module is configured to call the set of program functions during execution of an SMC process and apply the results returned from the set of program functions in one or more subsequent steps of the SMC process. The system can then transmit an electronic communication to the client device indicating the distribution and its corresponding summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Xilong Chen, Yang Zhao, Sylvie T. Kabisa, David Bruce Elsheimer
  • Patent number: 11494534
    Abstract: A layered-composite-member shape optimization analysis method includes: setting, as a design space, an optimization target part of a structural body model of an automotive body; generating a layered block model in the set design space, the layered block model including layers, each layer being a three-dimensional element and having material properties different from each other; connecting the generated layered block model to the part of the structural body model of the automotive body; and inputting an analysis condition, performing optimization analysis on the layered block model as an optimization analysis target, and determining an optimum shape of the layered block model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Takanobu Saito
  • Patent number: 11487923
    Abstract: A Method for simulating, on a computer processing unit including a semiconductor integrated circuit, the operation of a quantum circuit model, which includes the operations of: dividing the quantum circuit into d adjacent layers Lk intended to be successively traversed by the n qubits taken together, each layer including a single quantum gate Gk; and assigning a type to each quantum gate Gk of the circuit, among three predefined types of quantum gates. The three types are: Diagonal type gate, for which the transfer matrix is diagonal; Conventional type gate, for which the transfer matrix is non-diagonal and includes operators having a value of 0 or 1, with only one operator per row and per column; and Dense type gate, which is neither conventional nor diagonal in type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Cyril Allouche, Minh Thien Nguyen