Patents Examined by Iftekhar Khan
  • Patent number: 11118450
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for simulating the discontinuity of the hydraulic fracture wall in fractured reservoirs, comprising the following steps: establish a physical model of the natural fracture; establish a hydraulic fracture propagation calculation equation; establish a natural fracture failure model, calculate the natural fracture aperture, and then calculate the natural fracture permeability, and finally convert the natural fracture permeability into the permeability of the porous medium; couple the hydraulic fracture propagation calculation equation with the permeability of the porous medium through the fracture propagation criterion and the fluid loss to obtain a pore elastic model of the coupled natural fracture considering the influence of the natural fracture; work out the stress and displacement distribution of the hydraulic fracture wall with the pore elastic model of the coupled natural fracture, and analyze the offset and discontinuity of the hydraulic fracture wall according to the dis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jinzhou Zhao, Qiang Wang, Yongquan Hu, Lan Ren, Chaoneng Zhao, Jin Zhao, Ran Lin
  • Patent number: 11120179
    Abstract: Disclosed are example embodiments of methods and systems for identifying and quantifying manufacturing defects of a manufactured dental prosthesis. Certain embodiments of the system for performing quality control on manufactured dental prostheses includes: an analysis module to best fit a scanned 3D data model of a manufactured dental prosthesis with a computer-aided design (CAD) model of the same manufactured dental prosthesis and to generate a differences model; and a quality controller to determine whether the manufactured dental prosthesis is a good or a defective product based on a statistical characteristic of the differences model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Babasaheb Ajri, Vaheh Golestanian Nemagrdi, Marco Antonio Jokada, David Christopher Leeson
  • Patent number: 11113434
    Abstract: Systems and methods for making real-time predictions about an arc flash event on an electrical system are disclosed. A virtual system model database is operable for providing a virtual system model for the electrical system and continuously update the virtual system model with real-time data from the electrical system. An analytics server comprises an arch flash simulation engine. The arch flash simulation engine is operable to modify the virtual system model to introduce a short-circuit feature to an uninterrupted power supply bypass circuit branch; choose a standard to supply equations used for arc flash event simulation and energy calculation; simulate an arc flash event utilizing the modified virtual system model; calculate a quantity of arc energy released by the arc flash event using results from the simulation; and communicate a report that forecasts an aspect of the arc flash event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Branislav Radibratovic, Ali Nasle
  • Patent number: 11110517
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-assisted method for examining an input data set of a generative layer building device, comprising at least the following step: —comparing at least one parameter value in a computer-based model of an object that is to be produced using said generative layer building device, to a limiting parameter value which is an extreme value for the parameter able to be obtained in a method for producing the object, and particularly an extreme value for the parameter that can be obtained in a process-stable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Vincent Antoine, Andreas Kahler, Christoph Mair
  • Patent number: 11093662
    Abstract: A motor thermal analysis method with a temperature field directly coupled with a thermal circuit is used for modeling partial parts of the motor, and a thermal circuit method is used for modeling other parts. A temperature field is contacted with a thermal circuit through an equivalent temperature boundary and an equivalent convection boundary. The thermal circuit part is composed of one-dimensional finite elements, and two connecting boundaries are deemed as two boundary elements. An element stiffness matrix, an element loading matrix and an element mass matrix corresponding to the one-dimensional finite elements and the boundary elements are respectively overlaid to a global stiffness matrix, a global loading matrix and a global mass matrix, and the distribution of temperature in the temperature field and the distribution of temperature in the thermal circuit are obtained simultaneously by solving a whole system of linear equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Ming Cheng, Sa Zhu
  • Patent number: 11093663
    Abstract: A method for designing a gearset meeting one or more design targets is provided. In particular, the design target is efficiency. Initially, a size and ratio of the gear set is specified. Gear friction coefficients are then calculated, and a value for a design target for the gear set is calculated. One or more of the macro-geometry parameters are modified, and the macro-geometry parameters are chosen such that the advantageous effects of one macro-geometry parameter on the design target counteract any disadvantageous effects of another macro-geometry parameter. This allows for a design for a gearset meeting the one or more design targets to be produced. The efficiency calculation includes the effect of a lubricant. Further design targets can include gear noise and gear durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Barry James, Michael Platten, Sharad Jain, Kathryn Taylor, Christopher Halse, Maik Hoppert
  • Patent number: 11087040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a design method for resisting a dynamic load in a high temperature pipeline. The method includes the following steps: a first calculation step, calculating to obtain a temperature deformation displacement of each point of the pipeline; a second calculation step, calculating to obtain a modal result of the pipeline and a dynamic response displacement of each point of the pipeline; a comprehensive analysis step, comprehensively analyzing the temperature deformation displacement and displacements of the vibration modes of respective orders of the pipeline to find a position at which a rigid constraint is required to be added, and applying the rigid constraint along a direction in which the temperature deformation displacement is not affected substantially; and a determination step, calculating a stress of the pipeline and a reaction force of the rigid constraint to determine whether the stress and the reaction force meet design requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shubin Liu, Ming Wu, Shuangwang Zhang, Li Chen, Yuanzhu Wang, Feng Sheng
  • Patent number: 11087737
    Abstract: An apparatus and method apparatus and/or computer software to automate testing of a voice self service platform. In its software embodiment, the present invention comprises software that runs on the windows platform to simulate all the components of an Interactive Voice Recognition Unit (VRU). In addition this embodiment can also be used as a helper unit to test individual components of an interactive voice recognition (IVR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Mahendra Varman, Mahmood S. Akhwand
  • Patent number: 11085273
    Abstract: A system usable in a wellbore can include a processing device and a memory device in which instructions executable by the processing device are stored for causing the processing device to: generate multiple predicted values of a first parameter associated with a well environment or a wellbore operation; determine a first trend indicated by the multiple predicted values; receive, from a sensor, multiple measured values of a second parameter associated with the well environment or the wellbore operation; determine a second trend indicated by the multiple measured values; determine a difference between the first trend and the second trend or a rate of change of the difference; and in response to the difference exceeding a threshold or the rate of change exceeding another threshold, determine a source of the difference including at least one of an erroneous user input, an equipment failure, a wellbore event, or a model error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lynn Williams, Aidan James Porter, Vitor Lopes Pereira, Joshua Samuel Gollapalli
  • Patent number: 11086276
    Abstract: A controller for a building system receives training data including input data and output data. The output data indicate a state of the building system affected by the input data. The controller pre-processes the training data using a first set of pre-processing options to generate a first set of training data and pre-processes the training data using a second set of pre-processing options to generate a second set of training data. The controller performs a multi-stage optimization process to identify multiple different sets of model parameters of a dynamic model for the building system. The multi-stage optimization process includes a first stage in which the controller uses the first set of training data to identify a first set of model parameters and a second stage in which the controller uses the second set of training data to identify a second set of model parameters. The controller uses the dynamic model to operate the building system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Michael J. Wenzel, Robert D. Turney
  • Patent number: 11081247
    Abstract: A method of determining a core design parameter of a nuclear reactor, includes: calibrating an isolated voltage output from a NIS cabinet associated with the nuclear reactor using a calibrated signal source as an input to the NIS cabinet; recording values of the calibrated signal source used in the calibrating and corresponding values of the output voltage from the calibrating in an as-left cabinet calibration data table; using a computing device connected to the isolated voltage output from the NIS cabinet, converting the voltage output signal to a converted detector signal using at least some of the values in the as-left cabinet calibration data table in an improved signal conversion equation; and using the computing device, employing the converted detector signal to determine the core design parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Clare Prible, Frank M. Nedwidek, James L. Diorio
  • Patent number: 11080438
    Abstract: A building-information management (BIM) system receives a set of wind vectors that identify wind speeds and directions at the surfaces of physical structures within a volume of air. The system stratifies the volume into vertically stacked layers that each contains similar wind vectors. Each layer is then divided horizontally into rectangular cells that each at least partially encloses a cluster of the structures. The system infers cell-specific relationships that relate physical attributes of the enclosed structures with the cell's incoming and outgoing airflows, from which the system builds a wind-propagation model for each cell. These cell-specific models are combined into a regional wind-propagation model that predicts how winds entering the volume will be propagated as outgoing wind vectors. The regional model is used by downstream modules of the BIM system to account for airflow effects when designing a planned building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yun He Gao, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11073637
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems, including computer-implemented methods, computer program products, and computer systems, for models the accumulation and migration of hydrocarbons. One computer-implemented method includes: identifying one of grid cells neighboring an accumulation as a recent back-filled grid cell; setting an oil phase potential of identified grid cell as an accumulation potential of the accumulation; comparing oil phase potentials of grid cells neighboring the recent back-filled grid cell with the accumulation potential of the accumulation, where the oil phase potential of each of the grid cells neighboring the recent back-filled grid cell is stored as a key in the node corresponding to the respective grid cell; selecting one of the grid cells neighboring the accumulation as a next back-filled grid cell; and updating the accumulation potential of the accumulation based on the oil phase potential of the selected grid cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Eric A. Dow, Yeqing Fu
  • Patent number: 11066905
    Abstract: A method for modelling saturation in a reservoir, comprising: obtaining capillary pressure data representing capillary pressure in the reservoir; obtaining permeability data representing permeability in the reservoir; determining a number of pore throats represented by the capillary pressure data; creating hyperbolic tangents based on the capillary pressure data equal in number to the number of pore throats; combining hyperbolic tangents to create a curve to fit the capillary pressure data and to define hyperbolic tangent parameters; combining at least one of the hyperbolic tangent parameters with the permeability data to define a saturation height function; modelling a saturation in the reservoir using the saturation height function; and displaying the saturation model based on the saturation height function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sylvain Wlodarczyk, Keith Pinto, Olivier Marche, Akshat Gupta
  • Patent number: 11065056
    Abstract: A method of generating a computer-based observable model of an implantable repair material secured to a patient is provided. The method includes processing data corresponding to a patient using a computing device including a processor and a memory storing a software application executable by the processor. The method also includes indicating an implantable repair material and a fixation for securing the implantable repair material to the patient and indicating a distribution of the fixation about the implantable repair material. The method also includes generating an observable model of the implantable repair material secured to the patient on a display operably associated with the computing device. The observable model depicts the indicated distribution of the fixation about the implantable repair material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Frederic Turquier, Vit Novacek, Tristan Belzacq, Gaetan Guerin
  • Patent number: 11042681
    Abstract: A chip package system comprising N multiple processor cores can be tested by receiving a data file characterizing the chip package system. Thereafter, simulation testing is conducted for each core for each of Mi . . . j states using the data file such that each core is active in each state while all other cores are inactive. Each simulation test results in a simulation. The simulations are then combined to result in a composite test covering MN*j combinations. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lee, Aveek Sarkar, Altan Odabasi, Scott Johnson, Murat Becer, William Mullen
  • Patent number: 11035228
    Abstract: A simulation test system for gas extraction from a tectonically-deformed coal seam in-situ by depressurizing a horizontal well cavity. A coal series stratum structure reconstruction and similar material simulation subsystem simulates a tectonically-deformed coal reservoir. A horizontal well drilling and reaming simulation subsystem constructs a U-shaped well in which a horizontal well adjoins a vertical well, and performs a reaming process on a horizontal section thereof. A horizontal well hole-collapse cavity-construction depressurization excitation simulation subsystem performs pressure-pulse excitation and stress release on the horizontal well, and hydraulically displaces a coal-liquid-gas mixture such that the mixture is conveyed towards a vertical well section. A product lifting simulation subsystem further pulverizes the coal and lifts the mixture. A gas-liquid-solid separation simulation subsystem separates the coal, liquid and gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Shuxun Sang, Haiwen Wang, Xiaozhi Zhou, Liwen Cao, Shiqi Liu, Huihu Liu, Zicheng Li, Jinlong Jia, Huazhou Huang, Changjiang Liu, Hongjie Xu, Ran Wang, Shuyun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11034929
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to an automated cell culture instrument and to methods for operating such an instrument. In one aspect, the cell culture instrument includes a computing unit and a plurality of electrically controllable resources (e.g., sensors, actuators, etc.). The computing unit receives a protocol, schedules the resources so as to execute the protocol, and operates the resources as scheduled or in response to so as to provide an improved environment for cell culture growth. The computing unit may simulate protocol execution in connection with the scheduling or execution of the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Thrive Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Cannon, Keith Moulton
  • Patent number: 11030364
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for evaluating autonomous vehicle algorithms. Aspects use (e.g., supervised) machine learning techniques to analyze performance of autonomous vehicle algorithms on real world and simulated data. Machine learning techniques can be used to identify scenario features that are more likely to influence algorithm performance. Machine learning techniques can also be used to consolidate insights and automate the generation of relevant test cases over multiple iterations to identify error-prone scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Gautham Sholingar, Sravani Yajamanam Kidambi, Vidya Nariyambut Murali, Jinesh Jain
  • Patent number: 11017184
    Abstract: The inventive disclosures described herein generally pertain to an improved runtime-calibratable analog-computing system. In many embodiments, the improved analog-computing system comprises at least two analog computers, wherein after initial calibration, the system is designed to stagger the runtime calibration modes of each of the at least two analog-computers such that at least one of the analog computers is always in service, thus preventing any downtime for the overall system. In other words, a system user sees one initial calibration, and computing by the overall system is never interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Sendyne Corporation
    Inventors: Yannis Tsividis, Carl Oppedahl