Patents Examined by Cedric Johnson
  • Patent number: 10794155
    Abstract: The invention is a method for exploiting a subterranean formation including hydrocarbons with at least one lithologic facies of the formation having undergone at least one diagenetic phase over geological times. From at least one sample of rock obtained from the formation, from measured production data relating to the formation and from a meshed representation representative of the formation, each mesh of the meshed representation is determined including at least one indicator relating to the distribution of the facies present in the mesh. The method comprises a step of history matching in which at least one of the adjustment parameters is the diagenetic state of the identified facies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, REPSOL S.A.
    Inventors: Mickaele Le Ravalec, Mickael Barbier, Maria Fernanda Leon Carrera, Brigitte Doligez
  • Patent number: 10766198
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a detection unit that detects, from slice data of each page of slice data of plural pages obtained by slicing 3D data using plural respective planes, expected trouble that may occur when 3D modeling post-processing is performed on a recording medium on which a slice image has been formed based on the slice data of the page; and a warning unit that warns a user about the detection of the expected trouble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaharu Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 10769338
    Abstract: We disclose transconductor-capacitor classical dynamical systems that emulate quantum dynamical systems and quantum-inspired systems by composing them with 1) a real capacitor, whose value exactly emulates the value of the quantum constant ? termed a Planck capacitor; 2) a ‘quantum admittance’ element, which has no classical equivalent, but which can be emulated by approximately 18 transistors of a coupled transconductor system; 3) an emulated ‘quantum transadmittance element’ that can couple emulated quantum admittances to each other; and 4) an emulated ‘quantum transadmittance mixer element’ that can couple quantum admittances to each other under the control of an input. These four parts can be composed together to create arbitrary discrete-state, traveling-wave, spectral, or other quantum systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
    Inventor: Rahul Sarpeshkar
  • Patent number: 10771350
    Abstract: A system for enabling an augmented reality application includes in a mobile device of a user, displaying a real-world object and allowing the user to interact with the real-world object by drawing a virtual outline of the object and build up the current configuration or its virtual twin. A computer processor retrieves a list of possible component objects of the real-world object. The user interacts with a visual depiction of the scene and move candidate component objects to the virtual outline of the real-world object. The configuration of the real-world object is saved allowing the AR application to retrieve the verified configuration and produce augmented overlays overtop the visual depiction of the real-world object. The configuration is verified by the user using spatial relationships of the component objects associated with the real-world object. The verified object configuration may be tracked in the AR application without needing a recognition procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Mareike Kritzler
  • Patent number: 10769336
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for converting between a SystemVerilog user-defined net (“UDN”) and an IEEE supply net is provided. The method may include providing a value conversion table (“VCT”) definition associated with an electronic circuit design. The method may also include mapping, using at least one processor during a simulation, between a SystemVerilog UDN field and a IEEE supply net field. The method may further include converting at least one value between the SystemVerilog UDN field and the IEEE supply net field based upon, at least in part, the VCT definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nan Zhang, Chandrashekar Lakshminarayanan Chetput
  • Patent number: 10760380
    Abstract: A method can include receiving well plan information that includes a reservoir target associated with a reservoir of a subterranean environment; based at least in part on characteristics of the subterranean environment, determining well trajectory metrics that comprise a geometrical metric; determining a weighted metric based at least in part on weighting of the well trajectory metrics; and, based at least in part on an assessment of the weighted metric, outputting directional drilling information for a well trajectory to the reservoir target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Bolchover, Mark S. Passolt, Lucian Johnston, Richard William Dearden, Rushen Patel, Qing Liu
  • Patent number: 10738599
    Abstract: Well settings in mature oil field may be configured by generating progressively, geological reservoir models by fitting a set of initial geological reservoir models that generate forecasts of fluid injection and production at a well as a function of time, with a subset of historical well data to produce a set of intermediary geological reservoir models, and fitting the set of intermediary geological reservoir models to a next subset of the historical well data. A set of diverse geological reservoir models may be determined from the geological reservoir models. A mid-term schedule of well settings associated with the well may be generated based on the set of diverse geological reservoir models and an economic model that comprises mid-term estimation of oil sale price and of production costs. The mid-term schedule of well settings may be actuated to control the fluid injection and production at the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, LLC “Gazpromneft Science & Technology Centre”
    Inventors: Vladimir M. Babin, David Echeverria Ciaurri, Maria Golitsyna, David Kremer Garcia, Artyom Semenikhin, Oleg S. Ushmaev, Ramil R. Yaubatyrov
  • Patent number: 10733333
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems, and computer-readable media for building data consolidation are described herein. One or more embodiments include a method for building data consolidation, comprising: receiving a plurality of representative drawings that comprise a portion of a building, determining a boundary and a location of each of the plurality of representative drawings, wherein the boundary and the location correspond to the building, and stitching the plurality of representative drawings into a combined representative drawing of the building based on the boundary and the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Chen, Jian Geng Du, Yan Xia, Tom Plocher, Liana M. Kiff, Michelle Raymond
  • Patent number: 10732595
    Abstract: Provided is a control parameter automatic-adjustment apparatus that adjusts a control parameter which is used when a control apparatus of a plant calculates an operational control signal, the apparatus including: a simulator that simulates operation of the plant; a learning unit that searches for an optimal control parameter using the simulator; and a knowledge database that stores knowledge information which associates an amount of change in the control parameter with an amount of change in a state of the plant, in which the learning unit includes a search range determination unit that determines a control parameter search range based on the knowledge information that is stored in the knowledge database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Tokuda, Takaaki Sekiai, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Takuya Yoshida, Kazunori Yamanaka, Norihiro Iyanaga, Fumiyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10726173
    Abstract: A method and system provide automated mapping of fluid distributions in an oil field reservoir. The processes include receiving initial fluid and pressure characteristics of well-pairs in the field. Measurements from sensors detect the amount of fluid injection versus fluid produced for the well-pair during a timestep. The remaining fluid volume for the well-pair may be determined. In an exemplary embodiment, a grid map of well-pairs in the oil field are automatically generated which shows in real-time the remaining volume of fluid for each well-pair in the map. A user may thus manage the production from the oil field with increased efficiency based on the improved accuracy of the mapped data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Marco Roberto Thiele, Roderick Panko Batycky
  • Patent number: 10724358
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing or eliminating stick-slip are described. The system includes a controller and a drawworks. The controller is configured to collect downhole information, detect one or more stick-slip conditions, determine correlative relationships, model a stick-slip region, generate a control algorithm for top drive RPM and WOB that avoids a stick-slip region, determine a WOB autodriller set point for a particular top drive RPM using the control algorithm and provide one or more operational control signals that limit the WOB to the WOB autodriller set point for the particular top drive RPM. The drawworks is configured to receive the one or more operational control signals from the controller, and limit the WOB so that the WOB does not exceed the WOB autodriller set point for the particular top drive RPM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Hadi, Brian Ellis
  • Patent number: 10713395
    Abstract: A method of designing a furniture product includes displaying a first and a second part members on a screen such that a first face of the first part member and a second face of the second part member are in parallel; setting XY coordinate in which a corner of a rectangle of each face of the first and second part members is set as an origin, and two sides extending orthogonally from the corner are set as X axis and Y axis to designate a first position on the first face by the XY coordinate; perpendicularly projecting the first face of the first part member onto the second face of the second part member to calculate a position on the second face that corresponds to the first position and designating the calculated position on the second face as a second position by the XY coordinate on the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DOMANS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ninomiya, Hiroyuki Masuda
  • Patent number: 10706185
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated spatial change detection and control of buildings and construction sites using three-dimensional laser scanning data are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Pingbo Tang, Vamsi Kalasapudi
  • Patent number: 10698320
    Abstract: A method includes establishing a simulation process for simulating fabrication of a structure on a wafer. The simulation process includes multiple simulation steps for simulating multiple wafer fabrication steps respectively, and further includes a step of testing the structure that produces a result representing quality of the structure. Each of the simulation steps has a respective adjustable process parameter. The method further includes specifying a respective workable range for each process parameter and running the simulation process in iterations using a wafer process simulator until the result becomes optimal. During the running of the simulation process, every two consecutive iterations either adjust two different process parameters within their workable ranges or adjust a same process parameter at opposite directions within its workable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ru-Gun Liu, Shih-Ming Chang, Shuo-Yen Chou, Zengqin Zhao, Chien Wen Lai
  • Patent number: 10697283
    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 layer productivity index for coordinates of a reservoir using reservoir metrics and specified well spacings associated with the reservoir, determining a total dynamic productivity index for the coordinates based on the layer productivity index, and determining placement of one or more wells responsive to the total dynamic productivity index and defined 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: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ghazi Dhafer AlQahtani, Abdulhamed Abdulaziz Alfaleh, Khalid Ali Nasser, Fouad F. Abouheit, Cihan Alan
  • Patent number: 10699808
    Abstract: Implementations directed to identifying variables affecting a cost of healthcare include actions of receiving data from a plurality of data sources, the data relating to cost of providing healthcare, providing a data model based on the data, processing the data model using non-parametric analysis to provide a non-parametric result, the non-parametric result including a first and second variable, automatically processing the data model to correlate at least the first variable of the non-parametric result to the second variable of the non-parametric result to provide a correlation result, processing the correlation result using parametric analysis to provide a parametric result including at least one variable that affects the cost more than one or more other variables of a plurality of variables of the data model, and providing at least one data visualization for display, the at least one data visualization providing at least one graphical representation of the parametric result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Thomas D. Perry, Meghan Hildebrand Fotopoulos, Kreshnik Ahmeti, Liubao Wei, Xavier Ferragut, Santhosh George, Yinghong Fu
  • Patent number: 10691190
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides methods for performing a power delivery network analysis of the memory unit I/O power domain. The methods include performing a signal and power integrity analysis for a memory unit I/O power domain to extract characteristics of a current waveform, determining characteristics of an expected waveform based on a current response for the memory unit I/O power domain, and determining whether the characteristics of the current waveform and the characteristics of the expected waveform are within a tolerance limit. The method also includes various remedial operations and CPM regeneration which may iteratively occur until the waveform matches and final CPM is generated which is use for PDN analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Nitin Kumar Chhabra, Pritesh Mahadev Pawaskar
  • Patent number: 10691098
    Abstract: A method of accurately predicting energy consumption of an automatic tool change process is described. Automatic tool change durations at a plurality of groups of rotary tool position numbers are measured and a calculation model of the automatic tool change duration is obtained. A basic module power of machine is obtained. A basic module energy consumption of machine is obtained by calculation based on the basic module power of machine and the automatic tool change duration. A steady state power of tool changer is obtained. A steady state energy consumption of tool changer is calculated. A transient state energy consumption of tool changer is obtained by accumulating energy consumptions. An energy consumption prediction model of the automatic tool change process is obtained using the obtained basic module energy consumption of machine, the obtained steady state energy consumption of tool changer, and the obtained transient state energy consumption of tool changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHANDONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shun Jia, Qinghe Yuan
  • Patent number: 10678969
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting usage based lifing and low cycle fatigue consumption are provided. In one example embodiment, a method can include obtaining historical flight data associated with one or more gas turbine engines of an aerial vehicle; obtaining data indicative of one or more operational conditions of the aerial vehicle during an operating period; determining whether the flight data is indicative of a usable flight; and constructing a model correlating low cycle fatigue consumption with flight data using a machine learning technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Craig Wesley Stevens, Simon Shu Kong Chan, Siyu Wu, Lauren Ashley Vahldick, Ronald Burton Wight, Robert Alan Clements
  • Patent number: 10675762
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for using certain simulated sensors constructed with an accurate localization sensor and a mobile phone to replace/enhance many existing real-life sensors. By using “simulated sensor” to convert localization sensor measurement to real signal outputs that are similar to real distance-sensor outputs, real direction sensor outputs, or real line following sensor outputs, one or more embodiments of the invention may be used to upgrade traditional robots by plugging these simulated outputs to robots' corresponding sensor inputs without the need to rewire or add customized hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shang Ma, Qiong Liu, Patrick Chiu