Patents Examined by Cedric Johnson
  • Patent number: 10521525
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to improving a stochastic forecast for uncertain power generations and demands to quantify an effect on an electrical power grid. To improve the stochastic forecast, a method includes fitting marginal distributions to data of the uncertain power generation and demand by power generation and demand nodes of the electrical power grid. The power generation and demand nodes provide corresponding uncertain power generation and demand based on a renewable energy source. The method also includes determining a correlation structure between the power generation and demand nodes by transforming the data from marginal distributions to a second distribution and by fitting a multivariate time series on transformed data. The method also includes simulating multivariate stochastic forecast with an improved correlation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aanchal Goyal, Fook-Luen Heng, Younghun Kim, Tarun Kumar, Mark A. Lavin, Srivats Shukla, Wander S. Wadman, Kevin Warren
  • Patent number: 10515160
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for executing a simulation of a physical system that includes a plurality of objects representing physical entities or phenomena. Parameters of objects currently present in a simulation are evaluated. When one of the parameters is in an invalid state, a first multi-layer context menu is provided having multiple selectable options on each layer on a graphical user interface, where a first layer includes a highlight indicating that an object needs fixed, and where a subsequent layer includes a highlight indicating an identity of the object that needs fixed. The objects currently present in the simulation are evaluated based on a task to be performed. When a required object for the task to be performed is missing from the simulation, a second multi-layer context menu having multiple selectable options on each layer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventor: Glyn Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10512524
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, method, apparatus and system for receiving digital representations of the initial parameters of a dentition; simulating a first orthodontic treatment process on the digital representations of the initial parameters, displaying a set of output results from the simulation of the first orthodontic treatment process, simulating a second orthodontic treatment process on the output results from the simulation of the first orthodontic treatment process, and displaying a set of output results from the simulation of the second orthodontic treatment process are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Kuo
  • Patent number: 10509869
    Abstract: A network-connected predictive modeling computer comprising at least a memory and a processor and further comprising programmable instructions stored in the memory and operating on the processor, the instructions adapted to a system for predicting events, outcomes, locations, items and more, across a broad variety of applications. A preferred embodiment of the invention interfaces to a plurality of user devices associated to a plurality of Subject Matter Experts (SME) as input to compute automatic predictive intelligence models. In a preferred embodiment of the invention a combination of subject matter expertise and insight are combined by a plurality of computing devices with raw or machine-learned data to create a predictive intelligence model that exceeds accuracy and confidence in results that may be achieved by individual participants or by computation alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Street Scientific Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Cormier
  • Patent number: 10509871
    Abstract: Presented are methods for determining computational flow for a data-dependent constraint network that are especially useful for modeling and trading off alternative configurations in a single computational environment, during design analysis and optimization of an engineering system. These methods leverage a preexisting constraint management system that uses a bipartite graph of variables and constraints to model an engineering system and employ logic formulae based world sets to determine the applicability of the constraints to different system configurations. These methods ensure that a data-dependent constraint network is in a consistent state, and are the essential foundation for other techniques that rely on a consistent constraint network to produce computational plans for propagating values and uncertainties through the constraint network during tradeoff analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Fertig, Sudhakar Y. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10503243
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods of an emulation system. A hardware emulator of an emulation system includes a method of hardware emulation on a computer. The method may include reading in, by the computer, a hardware description language file and a low power intent file and compiling the hardware description language file and the low power intent file into an emulation image. Embodiments may include loading, the emulation image into an emulator, running, the emulation image under a test environment including using a coverage counter specific to low power coverage, created based on the hardware description language file and the low power intent file, using the coverage counters to inform the test environment, generating, by the computer, a report file including a set of low power coverage metrics based on a low power coverage data item, and presenting the report file to a user via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Platon Beletsky, Bing Zhu, Jennifer Lee
  • Patent number: 10503561
    Abstract: A parallel computer that includes a plurality of nodes assigns to each of the nodes a partial region that is a division of a region in which a plurality of types of particles are distributed, and executes a plurality of programs for a particle simulation by each of the nodes. Then, according to a type of a processing-target particle of each of the plurality of programs and an execution time of each of the plurality of programs, the parallel computer determines a computation cost for each of a plurality of processing-target particles of each of the plurality of types. Subsequently, the parallel computer changes a position of a region boundary of the partial region according to the computation cost and the number of the processing-target particles of each of the plurality of types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tamon Suwa
  • Patent number: 10503840
    Abstract: A multi-user CAx editing system may comprise a plurality of editing clients. The editing clients may be configured to maintain data consistency for geometric elements created within each local instance of a model of an engineering object. For example, each of the plurality of editing clients may include a synchronization module configured to identify one or more distinguishing parameters for each locally created geometric element and generate a unique persistent label for the geometric element, and communicate the unique persistent label and the distinguishing parameters to other editing clients. The communication may occur via a collaborative editing server. The other editing clients may find a geometric element within their local instance of the model that matches the distinguishing parameters and associate the unique persistent label with that geometric element. Subsequent references to the geometric element may be made by referring to the unique persistent label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Thomas Trevor Nysetvold, Charles Gregory Jensen, Joshua John Bennett, Glen Phelps, Ammon Ikaika No Kapono Hepworth
  • Patent number: 10488189
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for computing a measurement on a set of geometric elements of a modeled object. The method comprises displaying a modeled object and selecting a first geometric element of the modeled object. The method also comprises displaying at least one icon that represents a computable measurement. The icon is selected according to the first geometric element. The method further comprises selecting a second geometric element of the modeled object, computing a measurement represented by the said at least one icon according to the selected first and second geometric elements. Then a value of the computed measurement is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Christophe Delfino, Amal Plaudet-Hammani
  • Patent number: 10470584
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for using optical mapping for producing a 3 dimensional mapping of the characteristics of a body; the system comprising measuring the movement of at least one registration mark on a capture sheet along a predetermined axis and means for using this measurement of the movement of the at least one registration mark to provide an indicator of the characteristics of the body. The invention also provides an apparatus for measuring body characteristics and a method of measuring body characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Chapelglade Limited
    Inventors: David Woolfson, Duncan Bain
  • Patent number: 10465498
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a system and method in which a plurality of shock sensing subassemblies are arranged within the tool string to monitor the transient response of formation characteristics to various stimuli, including changes in pressure and temperature of a region of a wellbore that is nearby the formation. The systems and methods involve gathering measurements that reflect the transient response and comparing the measured data to predicted data. The results of the comparison can be used to determine formation properties and to refine and improve modeling processes used to generate the predicted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Rodgers, Timothy S. Glenn, Marco Serra, John Burleson
  • Patent number: 10452809
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an adaptive repair method, for example for aerofoil blade components. The method generates a digitized model of a physical component and uses data from the digitized model to align a part of the physical component with a nominal CAD model of the component. A combination of the digitized data and data from the nominal CAD model are then used to create an adapted model for repair of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Karl S. Huckerby
  • Patent number: 10444714
    Abstract: A machine monitoring device is provided which includes a communications link to interrogate a machine with a probe signal and receive one or more measured machine operating condition outputs; and a device controller capable of selecting a machine operating condition input variable for which a corresponding machine operating condition output is unknown; applying a predictive model in which the machine operating condition input variable serves as an argument of a predicted machine operating condition output; updating a library of predicted machine operating condition outputs; and alerting a human operator if a measured or predicted machine operating condition output exceeds a predetermined limit. The predictive model is based on at least two independent primary models having at least one correspondence between a primary model machine operating condition and a corresponding machine output. The primary models share a common basis in the predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Adolfo Anta Martinez
  • Patent number: 10428639
    Abstract: Damage to a casing string in a wellbore resulting from a wellbore operation can be predicted. For example, a stiff string model can be used to determine a contact point between the casing string and a well tool positionable within the casing string for performing the wellbore operation. The stiff string model can be used to determine a force of the well tool against the casing string at the contact point. The force can be used to determine a volume of damage to the casing string proximate to the contact point. A depth of a groove formed in the casing string proximate to the contact point can be determined based on the volume of damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Aniket, Adolfo Gonzales, Robello Samuel, Robert D. Gilcrist
  • Patent number: 10423756
    Abstract: A method for designing a gear train having first and second enmeshed gears includes performing a first analysis with the first and second gears in a first configuration. The first analysis includes determining a first transmission error (TE) characteristic of the first configuration, and providing a first geometric representation of the first TE characteristic. The method also includes performing a second analysis with the first and second gears in a second configuration. The second analysis includes determining a second TE characteristic of the second configuration and providing a second geometric representation of the second TE characteristic. Moreover, the method includes providing a comparison of the first and second TE characteristics by providing a comparison of the first and second geometric representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert J. White
  • Patent number: 10417355
    Abstract: A system and method predicts one or more next steps during the construction or editing of a graphical model having executable semantics. The one or more next steps being valid actions according to the executable semantics and/or syntax of the graphical model. The system and method presents ghost versions of the one or more next steps on a display of the graphical model. In response to user selection of a given ghost version, the system and method changes the selected ghost version into a completed action at the graphical model. The system and system may also update an in-memory representation of the graphical model with the completed action. The in-memory representation supporting execution of the graphical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay R. Torgerson, Dennis J. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10408955
    Abstract: A fracture model for a hydraulic fracture in a wellbore can be updated and calibrated. Information about a microseismic event can be received from a sensor that is monitoring a subterranean formation. The information can be received subsequent to a fracking fluid being introduced into the formation. An observed geometry of a hydraulic fracture can be determined based on the information and a predicted geometry of the fracture can be determined based on properties of the fracking fluid and a fracture model. The fracture model can be updated using the information about the microseismic event where it is determined that an uncertainty value of the observed geometry does not exceed a pre-set maximum. The uncertainty value can be based on the predicted geometry of the hydraulic fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Dykstra, Zhijie Sun
  • Patent number: 10406689
    Abstract: A simulation apparatus acquires a position and an operating speed in each drive axis of the robot at a set point set for each minute section of a motion path of the robot when an operation program of a robot is executed. The simulation apparatus comprises a stop position estimation part that estimates a stop position where the robot is stopped after moving by inertia in each dive axis, based on the position in each drive axis of the robot, the operating speed in each drive axis, and the weight of the work tool, when an emergency stop of the robot is performed at the set point. The simulation apparatus comprises a swept space calculation part that calculates a swept space of three-dimensional models of the robot and the work tool based on the stop position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiya Takeda
  • Patent number: 10387590
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for reducing uncertainty in a hydraulic model of a water distribution network due to uncertain parameters and faults in the water distribution network is provided which includes the steps of: (i) calculating an optimized placement of sensors throughout a given uncertain section of the water distribution network; (ii) collecting data from the sensors; (iii) partitioning the given uncertain section of the water distribution network into observable and unobservable sub-sections based on the hydraulic model and a) a position, b) a number, and/or c) a type of the sensors that are available; (iv) correcting uncertain parameters and identifying faults for each of the observable sub-sections; (v) calculating a global uncertainty value for each of the unobservable sub-sections; and (vi) repeating the steps (i)-(vi) iteratively, at each iteration selecting an uncertain sub-section of the water distribution network, until no uncertain sub-sections of the water distribution network remain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amadou Ba, Francesco Fusco, Olivier Verscheure
  • Patent number: 10380278
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for analyzing potential corrosion for a vehicle. Potential corrosion surfaces for the vehicle are identified using a model for the vehicle. The corrosion risks are predicted for each of the potential corrosion surfaces. The corrosion risks predicted are aggregated into a group of aggregated corrosion risks for a group of functional design units for the vehicle. A corrosion risk assessment for the vehicle is generated to identify a corrosion risk in the vehicle from the group of aggregated corrosion risks, and to enable a change in the model to reduce the identified corrosion risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Joel Thompson, Elizabeth Killelea, Robert Michael Lawton, Kristen Smith Williams