Patents Examined by Cedric Johnson
  • Patent number: 10379983
    Abstract: A simulation apparatus and a distribution simulation system are disclosed. The simulation apparatus, according to one example, includes a simulation executer configured to execute a simulation task, a data storage configured to store data related to the simulation task based on a data storage policy that is set in advance of the execution of the simulation tasks, and a data updater configured to update the data stored in the data storage to most recent data by comparing the data stored in the data storage with data stored in another simulation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Chul Cho, Seong-Hoon Jeong, Jin-Sae Jung
  • Patent number: 10365557
    Abstract: A method, system or computer usable program product for building a fast lithography OPC model that predicts semiconductor manufacturing process outputs on silicon wafers including providing a first principles model of the semiconductor manufacturing process, providing a set of empirical data for storage in memory, utilizing a processor to develop a rigorous model for a process condition from the first principles model and the set of empirical data, and utilizing the processor running the rigorous model to generate emulated data for the process condition to develop a virtual model for predicting the semiconductor manufacturing process outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SYNOPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Artak Isoyan, Lawrence S. Melvin, III
  • Patent number: 10354026
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for the generation and use of an electro-thermal battery model. One of the methods includes obtaining battery data comprising voltage values, with each voltage value corresponding to an operating state of the battery. The method includes selecting a battery model, the battery model having convex parameters and non-convex parameters. The method includes processing the battery data by performing a fitting procedure to determine values of the convex parameters and non-convex parameters. The fitting procedure includes fitting the convex parameters with respect to the battery data during which the non-convex parameters are held fixed. The fitting procedure includes fitting the non-convex parameters with respect to the battery data. The fitting procedure also includes creating an electro-thermal model for a battery from the selected battery model using the fitted values of the convex and non-convex parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.
    Inventor: Edward Dean Tate, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10339458
    Abstract: Presented are rapid and robust techniques for estimating the uncertainty in product attributes (performance, cost, etc.) during the multi-disciplinary design and analysis phase of the product life-cycle. The techniques leverage the capabilities of a preexisting constraint management system that may be used to calculate performance and cost metrics of an engineering system as a function of the design structure and operational scenarios. The techniques are particularly useful when the constraint management system is used to automate the reverse computation required when the analyst specifies cost, schedule, or performance targets using approaches such as cost as independent variable. Disclosed techniques may also be applied to constraint management systems that include compound-valued variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Fertig, Sudhakar Y. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10339472
    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: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sift Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Sadaghiani, Aaron Beppu, Jacob Burnim, Alex Paino
  • Patent number: 10339459
    Abstract: Presented are rapid and robust techniques for estimating the uncertainty in product attributes (performance, cost, etc.) during the multi-disciplinary design and analysis phase of the product life-cycle. The techniques leverage the capabilities of a preexisting constraint management system that may be used to calculate performance and cost metrics of an engineering system as a function of the design structure and operational scenarios. The techniques are particularly useful when the constraint management system is used to automate the reverse computation required when the analyst specifies cost, schedule, or performance targets using approaches such as cost as independent variable. Disclosed techniques may also be applied to constraint management systems that include compound-valued variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Fertig, Sudhakar Y. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10338117
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for determining the surface electromagnetic impedance of a conductive element and applying the diffuse field reciprocity principle using that surface electromagnetic impedance to determine electric fields induced in the conductive element. An exemplary method involves determining a surface electromagnetic impedance matrix for the conductive element based on its physical dimensions and an excitation frequency for an incident electromagnetic wavefield, applying diffuse field reciprocity to determine a metric indicative of an induced field based on the surface electromagnetic impedance matrix and an energy metric for the incident electromagnetic wavefield, and displaying a graphical representation of the metric on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.
    Inventor: Robin Stewart Langley
  • Patent number: 10339225
    Abstract: A computerized method and system for computer-aided design access control is disclosed. The method includes receiving a part definition for a part at a server, the part definition comprising a plurality of components and a level of access required for each component of the plurality of components, receiving a request from a user to manipulate the part, the user being associated with a user access level, verifying the user access level against each level of access required for each component of the plurality of components, and presenting a render of the part to the user based on the part definition, the render comprising each component of the plurality of components where the user access level meets the associated level of access required and a placeholder for each component of the plurality of components where the user access level does not meet the associated level of access required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William A. Sowa, Charles Gregory Jensen, Kurt R. Heinemann, Andrew D. Milliken, Diane K. Emmerson, Joshua Daniel Winn, Christopher Farnum, Robert Ivan Yorgason
  • Patent number: 10331815
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of estimating a precursor shape (44, 45) for a part (2) suitable for manufacture via a process selected from a plurality of manufacturing processes. The method includes: generating a convergence line (20) within the confines of a final part shape (1); providing an array (18) of spaced-apart forming shape points (19) around the final part shape (1); converging said points (19) towards the convergence line (20) using a force-energy-balance technique via a movement algorithm; and applying a smoothing algorithm to the converged points (19) to create an estimated precursor shape (44, 45). The algorithms include coefficients specific to a predetermined one of said manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: David S Cooper
  • Patent number: 10330942
    Abstract: Techniques are described for designing and manufacturing a surface that produces a desired image when illuminated by a light source. As described, the desired image may be decomposed into a collection of Gaussian kernels (referred to as Gaussians). A shape of a micropatch lens corresponding to each Gaussian may be determined, and the resulting micropatch lenses may be assembled to form a highly continuous surface that will cast an approximation of the desired image formed form the sum of a plurality of Gaussian caustics. The disclosed techniques may be used to create a design for a light-redirecting surface amenable to milling (or other manufacturing process).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Marios Papas, Wojciech Jarosz, Wenzel A. Jakob, Szymon M. Rusinkiewicz, Wojciech Matusik, Tim A. Weyrich
  • Patent number: 10325034
    Abstract: An analyzer refers to information included in a recorded product drawing, builds a part of or the entire wire harness by drawing corresponding graphic data of each member constituting the wire harness, adds non-corresponding graphic data to the built wire harness, and displays the product drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Saki, Yuya Saito, Shin Urano
  • Patent number: 10318675
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for implementation of a post-processing system for providing post-processing analysis of a numerical model. The post-processing system may render a numerical model that represents a structural product by a mesh of elements. A dynamically adjustable user-defined string across the mesh is generated and a set of intermediate points that coincide with intersection of the string and edges of at least some of the elements of the mesh is created. An interpolated dataset, for which a plot is subsequently generated, is calculated from the nodal dataset and at least some nodal points. In response to adjustment of the string, a corresponding adjusted string is generated, a new set of intermediate points is created, and an interpolated dataset with which the new set of intermediate points is associated is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Michael Charles Elford
  • Patent number: 10318672
    Abstract: The system effectively manipulates the operation of a charged particle flow device by approximating the total force on each ion during a trajectory calculation. The system applies the method in massively parallel general-purpose computing with GPU (GPGPU) to test its performance in simulations with thousands to over a million ions. The method calculates the forces on an ion using ions within an active region near the ion of interest. To decrease computation time, the method approximates the forces by calculating the ion-ion interactions within a first zone and the ion-ion cloud interactions within a second zone. The system adjusts settings of the charged particle flow device to affect the flow and positioning of the charged particles. Such setting may include adjusting the positioning of the charged plates, adjusting the voltage of the plates, and adjusting the pressure within the charged particle flow device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Arkansas State University—Jonesboro
    Inventors: Hideya Koizumi, Kenichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10303809
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system automatically creates data for use by a computer-aided simulation process. The method and system determine that a CAD model component represents a real-world object that is a fastener. The method and system automatically analyze the CAD component and derive properties for use by the simulation process. The derived properties include size data, location data, and material type data. The method and system automatically calculate a zone of influence of the CAD component on another CAD component. The simulation process utilizes at least one of the properties to calculate the zone of influence to simulate a real-world assembly of which the fastener is a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
    Inventors: Marlon Robert Leon Banta, Li-Ling Huang, Subbi Reddy Chirla
  • Patent number: 10303810
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to enable extraction of more structures having a possibility including problems. A problem structure extraction support system extracts multiple loop structures from an evaluation model, replaces a common portion which includes nodes and links in series common to the multiple loop structures by one of the nodes included in the common portion, and determines the reference models corresponding to the multiple loop structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Erika Tanaka, Haruko Yakabe, Hiroaki Nasu
  • Patent number: 10296706
    Abstract: A method for control and co-simulation in a system having multiple subsystems, each representing a physical system, includes, in a first subsystem simulating a first physical system, providing a first time continuous output signal representing a property of the first physical system, and filtering the output signal using a continuous moving average (CMA) filter as an anti-aliasing filter to form a filtered time continuous signal. Filtering the output signal includes integrating the time continuous signal to form an integrated signal, sampling the integrated signal, for each sample, forming an average value from the current sample and a previous sample, and forming a filtered time continuous signal from the average values. The method also includes providing the filtered time continuous signal to a second subsystem simulating a second physical system. A system for performing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Edo Drenth
  • Patent number: 10296677
    Abstract: A system and method for designing a fiber optic network for a plurality of premises in a geographic area that has existing infrastructure where the existing infrastructure can be used as geographic locations for nodes and arcs in the fiber optic network. The method and system receive inputs for the fiber optic network based on allocated bandwidth, the premises in the geographic area and, data indicative of the existing infrastructure that can be used as geographic locations for nodes and said arcs in the fiber optic network, and optimizing geographic locations of nodes and arcs in the fiber optic network relative to said existing infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BIARRI PTY LTD
    Inventors: Michael Forbes, Benjamin Leslie Hollis
  • Patent number: 10289772
    Abstract: A design method for creep-fatigue strength of a plate-fin heat exchanger. The method includes preliminarily designing the plate-fin heat exchanger according to its service requirements, making a primary stress assessment for the plate-fin heat exchanger, calculating the equivalent mechanical and thermophysical parameters of the plate-fin heat exchanger core to satisfy the allowable stress requirement, performing a thermal fatigue analysis for the plate-fin heat exchanger based on these parameters and then calculating the fatigue life and creep life of the plate-fin heat exchanger to accomplish the comprehensive design of the plate-fin heat exchanger in the high-temperature service. The design method provides an effective method for the high temperature design of the plate-fin heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM (EAST CHINA)
    Inventors: Wenchun Jiang, Lei Ge, Yucai Zhang, Jianming Gong, Shandong Tu, Xuefang Xie
  • Patent number: 10282490
    Abstract: The present invention overcomes the limitations of the prior art by exploiting properties of the projection of a three-dimensional building structure (such as a roof) onto the ground. This projection is a two-dimensional spatial graph, which can be constructed for example by a user or by an image recognition algorithm. The spatial graph is processed to recreate a three-dimensional model of the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aurora Solar Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hopper
  • Patent number: 10282496
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and program product use graph partitioning to distribute wells to a plurality of solve processors in a parallel reservoir simulation environment to optimize performance of well solve operations during reservoir simulations. Wells may be distributed to assign wells to partitions and associated solve processors and/or other processing resources in a manner that optimizes communication costs and/or costs associated with performing well solve operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Dominic Walsh, Paul Woodhams