Patents Examined by Joshua E Jensen
  • Patent number: 11068624
    Abstract: A three-dimensional model generating method selecting a predetermined plane element defining a three-dimensional model element using measurement data, which includes measurement point group data obtained by measuring a measured object, a type of a plane element, and geometric values of the plane element; obtaining a condition required for generating a three-dimensional model element; generating the three-dimensional model element using the selected plane element and the obtained condition; and generating the three-dimensional model of the measured object using one or a plurality of three-dimensional model elements. A calculator displays a three-dimensional image corresponding to the measured object as well as a list of at least the structural elements which, of the plane elements included in the measurement data, configure the three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Tomono, Takanori Asamizu
  • Patent number: 11069545
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a placing table having a placement surface and provided with a heater in each divided region obtained by dividing the placement surface; a calculation unit that calculates a target temperature of the heater in each divided region in which a critical dimension at a predetermined measurement point satisfies a predetermined condition, using a prediction model that predicts the critical dimension of the measurement point by using a temperature of the heater in each divided region as a parameter and taking into consideration an influence of a temperature of a heater in a divided region other than a divided region including the measurement point in accordance with a distance between the measurement point and the other divided region; and a heater controller that controls the heater in each divided region to reach the target temperature when the substrate processing is performed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Shinsuke Oka
  • Patent number: 11003810
    Abstract: A simulation system obtains multiple random number vectors and a parameter vector and calculates realized values of the behavior of a stochastic system corresponding to each obtained random number vector. Based on each obtained random number vector, on the obtained parameter vector, and on a weight function, the system calculates the weight of each obtained random number vector regarding each of the parameters in the obtained parameter vector, and calculates an evaluation value of the behavior of the stochastic system corresponding to each obtained random number vector. Based on the calculated behavior evaluation value corresponding to each obtained random number vector and on the weight of each obtained random number vector regarding the parameter selected from the obtained parameter vector, the system calculates the sensitivity of an expected value for the behavior evaluation value of the stochastic system with regard to the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Fukuda, Yasuyuki Kudo
  • Patent number: 10997329
    Abstract: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is essential but can be expensive to perform. In an embodiment, a method includes sensing vibrations at a plurality of locations of a structure by a plurality of time-synchronized sensors. The method further includes determining a first set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at a first sample time to any sensors of a second sample time, and determining a second set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at the second sample time to any sensors of a third sample time. The second sample time is later than the first sample time, and the third sample time is later than the second sample time. The method then determines whether the structure has changed if the first set of dependencies is different from the second set of dependencies. Therefore, automated SHM can ensure safety at a lower cost to building owners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: William T. Freeman, Oral Buyukozturk, John W. Fisher, III, Frederic Durand, Hossein Mobahi, Neal Wadhwa, Zoran Dzunic, Justin G. Chen, James Long, Reza Mohammadi Ghazi, Theodericus Johannes Henricus Smit, Sergio Daniel Kapusta
  • Patent number: 10943044
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a computer-implemented method of simulating forward traveling voltages in a simulated circuit. The method includes inserting a traveling wave probe, via a processor, at an observation point of a simulated transmission line. The processor applies a first signal at an input of the traveling wave probe, and evaluates an output of the traveling wave probe. The processor next determines an instantaneous wave forward voltage and an instantaneous wave backward voltage at the traveling wave probe, and displays the instantaneous wave forward voltage and the instantaneous wave backward voltage via an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhaoqing Chen
  • Patent number: 10934813
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention comprises a system and method for optimizing the control scheme used for drilling operations based on the complex and large data sets available in realtime during operation of a wellsite and based on existing model data available at the wellsite for past similar drilling operations. Such optimizations typically require downtime to quantify how the realtime values will factor into the control model, but the present invention allows for such optimization in realtime in a closed-loop system that will reduce the non-productive time associated with reservoir operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Dykstra, Zhijie Sun, Yuzhen Xue
  • Patent number: 10896270
    Abstract: A computer-implemented search and poll method can iteratively solve a multi-fidelity optimization problem including an objective function and any constraints. A search step of the method includes constructing and optimizing surrogates of the objective function and any constraints to identify a new set of trial points, and running lower fidelity simulations in ascending order to reduce a number of trial points in the new set. The search step further includes evaluating the reduced number of trial points with the objective function and any constraints using a high fidelity simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Abramson, Andrew J. Booker, Evin J. Cramer, Joseph P. Simonis
  • Patent number: 10896241
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus manufactured at low cost and with ease and that is capable of making a search for a ground state of an arbitrary Ising model. An information processing unit containing a plurality of semiconductor chips, each retains a value of one spin or values of a plurality of spins and simulates interactions among the spins, inter-chip wiring between the necessary semiconductor chips, and a control unit that cause each semiconductor chip to perform interaction computation. The control unit converts data of a problem into data of a lattice-shaped Ising model, which is possibly expressed by the plurality of semiconductor chips, without causing a spin arrangement, in a ground state of an Ising model for the problem, to be changed. The data of the lattice-shaped Ising model is divided for allocation to the plurality of semiconductor chips, and causes each semiconductor chip to perform the interaction computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Okuyama, Masanao Yamaoka, Chihiro Yoshimura, Masato Hayashi, Akihito Akai
  • Patent number: 10887163
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to dynamic server drawer build plan management. Output data associated with a data source is received. A drawer build plan list and one or more inventory scenarios are generated based on the received data. At least one build plan is chosen from the build plan list, and one or more drawer design configurations are compared to at least one inventory scenario to produce a set of eligible drawer design configurations. A drawer design configuration is selected from the set for one or more respective drawer build plans based on one or more constraints. A connection is established to a computer, and information associated with each selected drawer design configuration is transmitted to the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Warren Boldrin, Oswald J. Mantilla, Jason McAllister, Chanchal Saha
  • Patent number: 10887162
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to dynamic server drawer build plan management. Output data associated with a data source is received. A drawer build plan list and one or more inventory scenarios are generated based on the received data. At least one build plan is chosen from the build plan list, and one or more drawer design configurations are compared to at least one inventory scenario to produce a set of eligible drawer design configurations. A drawer design configuration is selected from the set for one or more respective drawer build plans based on one or more constraints. A connection is established to a computer, and information associated with each selected drawer design configuration is transmitted to the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Warren Boldrin, Oswald J. Mantilla, Jason McAllister, Chanchal Saha
  • Patent number: 10871060
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method for treating a geologic formation that includes providing a hydraulic fracture model, providing a first value representative of a volume of kerogen breaker in a fracturing fluid, determining a discrete fracture network (DFN) based on the hydraulic fracture model and the first value, determining a geomechanical model based on the DFN and a reservoir model based on the DFN, determining a hydrocarbon production volume based on the geomechanical model and the reservoir model, adjusting the first value based on the hydrocarbon production volume, and adjusting a volume of kerogen breaker in the fracturing fluid to a hydrocarbon reservoir based on the adjusted first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Yanhui Han, Leiming Li, Ghaithan Muntasheri, Younane N. Abousleiman, Katherine Leigh Hull, David Jacobi
  • Patent number: 10860752
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method and corresponding system that improves accuracy of a computer simulation of an original posture of a digital human model (DHM) relative to a target object. The method and system may obtain information associated with the original DHM posture. The obtained DHM posture information may include a position of a head of the DHM. The method and system may obtain information associated with the target object. The obtained target object information may include a size of the target object and an orientation of the target object. The method and system method may obtain a distance from the head of the DHM to the target object. In some embodiments, the system and method may generate a measure of vision (i.e., vision measure) of the DHM of the target object that the DHM is visually targeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dassault Systémes Americas Corp.
    Inventors: Pierre-Olivier Lemieux, Matthieu Cauffiez, Arnaud Barré, Nicola Hagemeister, Rachid Aissaoui
  • Patent number: 10851622
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method of modeling a downhole drilling tool is disclosed. The method may include identifying a location for each of a plurality of cutlets associated with each of a plurality of cutting elements. The method may further include calculating a depth of cut for each cutlet based on the location of the cutlet and a three dimensional model of a borehole bottom. Additionally, the method may include generating a three dimensional model of a rock chip for each cutting element, in response to at least one depth of cut being greater than a critical depth of cut, each three dimensional model including a two dimensional model of a rock chip associated with each cutlet. The method may also include updating the three dimensional model of the borehole bottom by removing each three dimensional model of a rock chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Shilin Chen
  • Patent number: 10803220
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a computer-implemented method of simulating forward traveling voltages in a simulated circuit. The method includes inserting a traveling wave probe, via a processor, at an observation point of a simulated transmission line. The processor applies a first signal at an input of the traveling wave probe, and evaluates an output of the traveling wave probe. The processor next determines an instantaneous wave forward voltage and an instantaneous wave backward voltage at the traveling wave probe, and displays the instantaneous wave forward voltage and the instantaneous wave backward voltage via an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhaoqing Chen
  • Patent number: 10796394
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for estimating the differences, due to building retrofitting, in damage caused to a building by an earthquake. One method includes operations for accessing a database to retrieve current fragility functions for predicting structural damage to a building, and for identifying features of the building. The method further includes operations for identifying a retrofit measure having a cost to improve the building structure, and for estimating a first building damage after a simulated earthquake utilizing a machine-learning program and the current fragility functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ONE CONCERN, INC.
    Inventors: Ahmad Wani, Nicole Hu, Timothy Frank
  • Patent number: 10740506
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system configured to identify a channel in an electronic device is configured to transmit signals encoding data with more than two value levels in response to a correlated test input. The computing system can determine probabilities of value level changes in the transmitted signals based on an encoding for the correlated test input, and measure a step response of the channel. The computing system can perform statistical simulation or analysis on the channel based, at least in part, on the step response of the channel and the determined probabilities of value level changes in the transmitted signals, which can predict a signal integrity of the channel configured to transmit the signals based, at least in part, on the determined probabilities of value level changes in the transmitted signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir B. Dmitriev-Zdorov
  • Patent number: 10733336
    Abstract: An adaptive material point method for simulating and rendering of solid materials is disclosed. During each time step, a simulation application splits and/or merges particles according to a resolution of a grid and assigns properties to the split/merged particles. The simulation application then rasterizes particle information, including masses and velocities, to the grid, on which forces and/or collisions are computed to obtain updated velocities. Grid information, including the updated velocities, is then transferred back to the particles. The transfer from particles to grid and back from grid to particles may employ different transfer functions. In particular, a quadratic transfer function may be used to transfer information from the particles to the grid, while a linear transfer function may be used elsewhere, including to transfer information back from the grid to the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Stomakhin, Rajsekhar Setaluri
  • Patent number: 10733347
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system configured to identify that a test input for a channel in an electronic device conforms to protocol having a correlated bit pattern. The computing system can determine transition probabilities for bits in the test input based on the protocol having the correlated bit pattern, and measure a step response of the channel. The computing system can perform statistical simulation or analysis on the channel based, at least in part, on the step response of the channel and the transition probabilities for bits in the test input, which can predict a signal integrity of the channel. The computing system can generate an eye diagram or a develop a bit error rate corresponding to the signal integrity of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir B. Dmitriev-Zdorov
  • Patent number: 10712469
    Abstract: The invention is a method for optimizing working (EXP) of a deposit of fluid traversed by a network of fractures that involves determining the transitory exchange terms between matrix blocks and fractures (FFA, FFN), for any type of available information (INFO) concerning the network of fractures, regardless of the level of knowledge of the fractured environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Bernard Bourbiaux, Daniela Bauer
  • Patent number: 10699034
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for modeling the flow of fluid in variable physical and geological environments using dynamically determined Navier-Stokes equations (NSE), such as Darcy Flow and Poiseuille flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES SIMULIA CORP.
    Inventors: Hongwu Wang, Matias Zielonka, Lin Xia