Patents Examined by Cedric Johnson
  • Patent number: 10671770
    Abstract: A method, performed by a computer system, for designing a multi-physics system including the steps of displaying a block diagram representation of the multi-physics system, including blocks that each correspond to a respective sub-system of the multi-physics system, and, between the blocks, links that correspond to multi-physics connections between the respective sub-systems, and upon a zoom command, sent by a user, displaying a preview of a block diagram representation of at least one respective sub-system, the displaying of the preview being controlled by the detection, by the computer system, of the zoom command. Such a method improves the design of a 3D modeled object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventors: Thierry Gueguen, Laurent Le Goff
  • Patent number: 10671787
    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: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Konstantis Daloukas, Nestoras Evmorfopoulos, Panagiota Tsompanopoulou, Georgios Stamoulis
  • Patent number: 10664782
    Abstract: A system and method for highly efficient constellations of satellites which give single, double, . . . k-fold redundant full earth imaging coverage, or k-fold coverage for latitudes greater than any selected latitude is given for remote sensing instruments in short periods of time, i.e., continuous coverage, as a function of the parameters of the satellite and the remote sensing instrument for many different types of orbits. A high data rate satellite communication system and method for use with small, mobile cell phone receiving and transmitting stations is also provided. Satellite instrument performance models, full and partial satellite constellation models, and satellite cost models are disclosed and used to optimize the design of satellite systems with vastly improved performance and lower cost over current major satellite systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: C. Laurence Korb, Andrew Robert Korb
  • Patent number: 10656636
    Abstract: An evaluation system includes an acquisition module that acquires a safety program, an instruction extraction module that extracts an instruction directed to processing for causing a target device to operate with safety maintained, a signal extraction module that extracts an input signal and an output signal related to the instruction, a setting module that displays the extracted input signal and the extracted output signal in association with each other, and receives a setting of an expected output value for the displayed output signal, the expected output value being a value for causing the target device to operate with safety maintained, and an evaluation module that changes a value of the extracted input signal and determines whether a value of the output signal calculated by an operation in accordance with the safety program, in response to change of the value of the input signal, is identical to the expected output value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujimura, Nobuyuki Takuma, Hiromu Suganuma, Asahi Matsui, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10657441
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving raw data sets containing drilling parameter and operating condition values generated during subterranean drilling operations. The raw data sets may be separated into training data sets based, at least in part, on the types of the subterranean drilling operations. At least one predictive model may be generated based, at least in part, on at least one training data set. The at least one predictive model may determine a rate of penetration (ROP) for a drilling operation of the same type to which the at least one training data set corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Serkan Dursun, Nhon Ai T. Tran, Giulia Toti
  • Patent number: 10650108
    Abstract: Downhole drilling tools designed and manufactured to minimize or reduce imbalance forces and wear by disposing cutting elements in cutter groups and cutter sets in a level of force balance and by placing impact and/or wear resistant cutters on blades subject to high impact forces and/or large loadings. Manufacturing costs may be reduced by placing inexpensive cutters on blades not subject to high impact forces and/or loadings. Some embodiments comprise designing downhole tools with combinations of thicker blades to receive high impact forces and/or loadings with thinner blades. Some embodiments comprise designing downhole drilling tools with optimized fluid-flow properties. Designing methods may comprise performing simulations on a designed tool, evaluating respective forces acting on cutters during simulated engagement with a downhole (uniform and transitional) and/or evaluating wear on cutters and bit, and/or CFD simulations to evaluate fluid-flow optimization on a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Shilin Chen
  • Patent number: 10642249
    Abstract: A method for real-time damage prediction includes obtaining a damage prediction model that mathematically models expected damage to equipment in an industrial process based on a plurality of process parameters. The method also includes obtaining real-time state information for at least one of the plurality of process parameters. The method further includes determining, based on the real-time state information and the damage prediction model, a real-time prediction of damage to at least one component of the equipment in the industrial process. The method may also include obtaining historical data for the plurality of process parameters, and the real-time prediction of damage can be based on the historical data, the real-time state information, and the damage prediction model. The method may further include identifying and adjusting a high limit and a low limit for the at least one of the plurality of process parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Sridhar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10626728
    Abstract: A blade for a turbomachine bladed wheel, the blade comprising a root, an airfoil, and a tip. The root and the tip have respective platforms, each presenting a surface on a side toward the airfoil, which surfaces are referred to respectively as the root platform wall and the tip platform wall. Each of these platform walls is constituted by a pressure side portion and a suction side portion meeting at a crest curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Sami Benichou, Christian Bariaud, Stéphanie Deflandre, Sébastien Digard Brou De Cuissart, Patrick Emilien Paul Emile Huchin
  • Patent number: 10628620
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for transforming mesh for simulating manufacturing processes and products. The present application provides a method and system for transforming mesh for simulating at least one manufacturing process and at least one product comprises of selecting one or more transformation rules; executing the selected one or more transformation rules for obtaining a transformation chain; and executing the obtained transformation chain for obtaining a transformed mesh data using a transformation engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Sushant S. Vale, Sreedhar S. Reddy, Gautham Purushottham Basavarsu, Amarendra Kumar Singh, Raghavendra Reddy Yeddula
  • Patent number: 10613250
    Abstract: Anisotropic elastic properties and subsequently in situ stress properties for a rock formation surrounding a wellbore are computed from rock physics and geomechanical models. Mineralogy data measured from DRIFTS on cuttings from the wellbore and rock physics and geomechanical models that have been log-calibrated in another wellbore are used in the computation. The method includes: (1) Defining and calibrating rock physics and geomechanical models using data from the first wellbore; (2) using DRIFTS analysis to measure mineralogy data on rock cuttings obtained through drilling operation in the second wellbore; and (3) using previously calibrated models to estimate in situ stress properties, including a stress index and the minimum principal stress magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Romain Prioul, Safdar Abbas, Ridvan Akkurt
  • Patent number: 10614537
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a biomedical innovations datametrics dashboard are presented. The dashboard can utilize data from real-world data sources to inform a simulation model which performs simulations of the biomedical innovation pipeline and related entities and processes. The dashboard can utilize the simulation model as well as feedback solicited from a user to assist in performing multi-objective optimization according to the user's preferences. The dashboard can help policy decision-makers and other stakeholders decide on a combination of policies that best incentivizes private sector biomedical innovation in order to achieve a satisfactory set of outcomes, which may include, but is not limited to, reductions in DALYs, healthcare costs, increases in industry NPV, and improved clinical trial quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Leslie Platt, Kevin Gormley, Kenneth Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10614183
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides reducing clock power consumption of a computer processor by simulating, in a baseline simulation of a computer processor design using a software model of the computer processor design, performance of an instruction by the computer processor design, to produce a baseline result of the instruction, and identifying a circuit of the computer processor design that receives a clock signal during performance of the instruction, and in a comparison simulation of the computer processor design using the software model of the computer processor design, simulating performance of the instruction by the computer processor design while injecting a corruption signal into the circuit, to produce a comparison result of the instruction, and designating the circuit for clock gating when processing the instruction, if the comparison result of the instruction is identical to the baseline result of the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erez Barak, Giora Biran, Amir Turi, Osher Yifrach
  • Patent number: 10605060
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing stimulation operations at a wellsite having a subterranean formation with a reservoir therein. The method involves acquiring integrated wellsite data (e.g., geomechanical, geological, and/or geophysical properties of the formation, and/or geometrical properties of the mechanical discontinuities in the formation). The method also involves generating a mechanical earth model using the integrated wellsite data, and identifying a crossing behavior between an induced hydraulic fracture and at least one discontinuity in the formation. The method also involves optimizing a stimulation plan to achieve an optimized crossing behavior. The stimulation plan includes at least one of fluid viscosity, rate of injection of the fracturing fluid, and concentration of a fluid loss additive. The optimization may further include adjusting the stimulation plan to achieve the optimized crossing behavior between the induced hydraulic fracture and the discontinuity in the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitry Arefievich Chuprakov, Romain Charles André Prioul, Xiaowei Weng, Olga Kresse, Hongren Gu
  • Patent number: 10585995
    Abstract: Reducing clock power consumption of a computer processor by simulating, in a baseline simulation of a computer processor design using a software model of the computer processor design, performance of an instruction by the computer processor design, to produce a baseline result of the instruction, and identifying a circuit of the computer processor design that receives a clock signal during performance of the instruction, and in a comparison simulation of the computer processor design using the software model of the computer processor design, simulating performance of the instruction by the computer processor design while injecting a corruption signal into the circuit, to produce a comparison result of the instruction, and designating the circuit for clock gating when processing the instruction, if the comparison result of the instruction is identical to the baseline result of the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erez Barak, Giora Biran, Amir Turi, Osher Yifrach
  • Patent number: 10585993
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided that determines and simulates the proper putting stroke using at least aiming direction and speed for successfully making a particular putt based on particular putting green characteristics and the location of the golf hole on the putting green, and which is interactive with the user thereby providing an enhanced playing experience and improved putting results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond M. O'Connor, Jason Killpack, Kyle Snow, Justin Tuente, Chris McKee
  • Patent number: 10570706
    Abstract: A parallel-processing hydrocarbon (HC) migration and accumulation methodology is applied to basin data to determine migration pathways and traps for high-resolution petroleum system modeling. HC is determined in parallel to have been expelled in source rocks associated with a plurality of grid cells divided into one or more subdomains. Potential trap peaks are identified within the plurality of grid cells. An invasion percolation (IP) process is performed until the HC stops migrating upon arrival to the plurality of trap peaks. A determination is made as to whether the grid cells containing HC contains an excess volume of HC. An accumulation process is performed to model the filling of the HC at a trap associated with the identified potential trap peaks. The trap boundary cell list is updated in parallel together with an HC potential value. Trap filling terminates when excess HC is depleted or a spill point is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Suha Naim Kayum, Larry Siu-Kuen Fung
  • Patent number: 10571602
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a custom reservoir from multiple compartments representing one or more geological structures by performing custom reservoir generation on each compartment to generate one or more combined compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Catalina Maria Luneberg, Michael David Ewing, Sammi Igarashi, David Bryan Johanson
  • Patent number: 10572832
    Abstract: Systems and methods include: collecting digital threat scores of an incumbent digital threat machine learning model; identifying incumbent and successor digital threat score distributions; identifying quantiles data of the incumbent digital threat score distribution; collecting digital threat scores of a successor digital threat machine learning model; calibrating the digital threat scores of the successor digital threat score distribution based on the quantiles data of the incumbent digital threat score distribution and the incumbent digital threat score distribution; and in response to remapping the digital threat scores of the successor digital threat score distribution, publishing the successor digital scores in lieu of the incumbent digital threat scores based on requests for digital threat scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sift Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Sadaghiani, Aaron Beppu, Jacob Burnim, Alex Paino
  • Patent number: 10552537
    Abstract: A computer system, method, and computer readable product are provided for cognitive initialization of large-scale advection-diffusion models. In various embodiments, parameters are identified for configuring an advection-diffusion model to be run. Then a natural language processing search is conducted for these parameters in relevant literature to find corresponding numerical values. These search results are compared, and values for the parameters are set for the advection-diffusion model, and the model is run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles A. Jochim, Fearghal O'Donncha, Emanuele Ragnoli
  • Patent number: 10525688
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a method of producing a three-dimensional porous tissue in-growth structure. The method includes the steps of depositing a first layer of metal powder and scanning the first layer of metal powder with a laser beam to form a portion of a plurality of predetermined unit cells. Depositing at least one additional layer of metal powder onto a previous layer and repeating the step of scanning a laser beam for at least one of the additional layers in order to continuing forming the predetermined unit cells. The method further includes continuing the depositing and scanning steps to form a medical implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Howmedica Osteonics Corp., The University Of Liverpool
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Eric Jones, Robin Stamp