Patents Examined by Kamini S Shah
  • Patent number: 11227080
    Abstract: An industrial data presentation system leverages structured data types defined on industrial devices to generate and deliver meaningful presentations of industrial data. Industrial devices are configured to support structured data types referred to as basic information data types (BIDTs) comprising a finite set of structured information data types, including a rate data type, a state data type, an odometer data type, and an event data type. The BIDTs are discoverable by a gateway device on which models of industrial assets can be defined, where the models reference the BIDTs defined on the industrial devices. The gateway device can retrieve industrial data from the data tags, formatted in accordance with the data types and associated user-defined metadata specific to the respective data types. The gateway device or a separate application server system can then generate graphical presentations of the industrial data in accordance with the model and the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim Thomsen, Stephen C. Briant, Noel Henderson, Manuel Sukerman, Daniel B. Seger, Scott N. Sandler
  • Patent number: 11226431
    Abstract: A method and device for filling invalid regions of terrain elevation model data are provided by the present disclosure. The filling method includes obtaining an isolated invalid grid in first terrain elevation model data, the invalid grid being a grid without a valid elevation value; interpolating an elevation value of the isolated invalid grid by using elevation values of valid grids around the isolated invalid grid, to obtain data-interpolated first terrain elevation model data; obtaining invalid patches in the data-interpolated first terrain elevation model data, each of the invalid patches being a region consisting of at least two adjacent invalid grids; and interpolating elevation values of the invalid grids in the invalid patches by using a further terrain elevation model data other than the first terrain elevation model data, to fill the invalid regions of the first terrain elevation model data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiankun Wang, Yun Wang, Dongxu Lei
  • Patent number: 11210434
    Abstract: A system includes an input/output interface, a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon. The instructions, when executed, cause the processor to receive a fault code, display on the input/output interface a first component of an aircraft that is associated with the fault code, upon selection by a user of a first hyperlink associated with the first component, display a physical layout of the aircraft in which the first component is indicated, and upon selection by the user of a second hyperlink associated with the first component, display a first wiring diagram of the aircraft in which the first component is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Textron innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Monty Allan Wolfe, Marc Lemieux, Michael Alan Gralish
  • Patent number: 11208110
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method that models a motor vehicle sensor in a virtual test environment by way of definition. Using a sensor support, a raycast distribution shape, a group of raycast properties, a raycast reflection factor, and a raycast echo, a sensor in reality may be tested in a virtual environment to calibrate the sensor in reality. The sensor support is a virtual sensor support for a virtual sensor model, which forms a three-dimensional or two-dimensional avatar of the sensor in reality, in the virtual test environment. The sensor support has a sensor starting point that is used as an origin for a raycast distribution shape. The method extracts a special application of the sensor in reality in an application case, which is particularly useful for testing scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Stefan, Alain Marie Roger Chevalier, Michael Marbaix, Evangelos Bitsanis
  • Patent number: 11205027
    Abstract: A system for fault detection and diagnostics of equipment. The system may also be capable of disaggregation and/or virtual submetering of energy consumption by equipment, such as that of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting, and so forth, in a building. Vibration and current sensors, along with one or more algorithms, may be utilized for fault detection and diagnostics of equipment. Models may be developed to aid in deducing energy consumption of individual components of equipment, and the like, for a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Majewski, Radek Fisera, Mark Anglin, Thomas Gall
  • Patent number: 11200149
    Abstract: A process is disclosed to identify the minimal set of sequential and combinational signals needed to fully reconstruct the combinational layout after emulation is complete. A minimal subset of sequential and combinational elements is output from the emulator to maximize the emulator speed and limit the utilization of emulator resources, e.g., FPGA resources. An efficient reconstruction of combinational waveforms or SAIF data is performed using a parallel computing grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Gagan Vishal Jain, Johnson Adaikalasamy, Alexander John Wakefield, Ritesh Mittal, Solaiman Rahim, Olivier Coudert
  • Patent number: 11187235
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for the prediction of the surge point of a compressor includes: generating a plurality of meshes: a compressor inlet mesh, at least a compressor rotor stage mesh, and a compressor outlet mesh, representing a plurality of exit guide vanes and an exit nozzle and extending up to a final nozzle exit area; assembling the plurality of meshes to obtain the CFD domain; specifying boundary conditions of the computational domain; specifying atmospheric pressure conditions at the final nozzle exit area; computing compressor inlet mass flow rate and compressor pressure ratio; checking if the numerical stability limit is not reached, as a result of the numerical stability limit not being reached: decreasing dimensions of the final nozzle exit area; generating again the compressor outlet mesh; repeating the steps of specifying atmospheric pressure at the final nozzle exit area, the step of computing, and the step of checking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Senthil Krishnababu
  • Patent number: 11185138
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for managing optical characteristics of gemstones with diffractive structures are provided. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a three-dimensional model of a gemstone including representations of surfaces of the gemstone, identifying a region on a surface of the gemstone having an optical value higher than one or more other regions on the surface of the gemstone by analyzing the three-dimensional model of the gemstone, and determining a diffractive structure to be arranged on the identified region of the surface of the gemstone, such that the gemstone with the diffractive structure has a higher optical performance than the gemstone without the diffractive structure. The method can also include fabricating the determined diffractive structure on the identified region of the surface of the gemstone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SPARKLE CUT DIAMONDS, INC.
    Inventors: George Maltezos, Mark L. de Naray
  • Patent number: 11176291
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for computer aided design and manufacture of physical structures using roughing toolpath sequences generated for subtractive manufacturing include, in one aspect, a method including: obtaining 3D models of a part and a workpiece and information regarding different cutting tools and cutting data therefor; determining a set of candidate combinations of the different cutting tools to effect the roughing operations by estimating a target machining result for each of multiple, tool-size-ordered lists of the different cutting tools; generating an expanded set of combinations of the different cutting tools to effect the roughing operations by adding variations of the candidate combinations; populating a multidimensional roughing operations representation vector using the expanded set of combinations; optimizing values of the multidimensional roughing operations representation vector using simulation of the roughing operations; and p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen William Mackman
  • Patent number: 11176288
    Abstract: A computing device, including a processor configured to execute a physics engine. At a first time step, the physics engine may, for a first body located at a first position, determine a non-collision region bounded on a side by a separation plane such that when the first body is within the non-collision region, the first body does not collide with a second body. The physics engine may apply lossy compression to the separation plane to generate a compressed separation plane, and may determine a first conservative distance vector between the first body and the compressed separation plane. At a second time step, the physics engine may move the first body to a second position, determine a second conservative distance vector between the first body and the compressed separation plane, and translate the compressed separation plane based on the second position and the second conservative distance vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pavle Josipovic, Eoin McLoughlin, Maxwell Simon Abernethy, Milan Simic, Nathanael Presson, Nikola Nikolic, Oliver M. Strunk, Petar Mitrovic, Rory Mullane
  • Patent number: 11170143
    Abstract: Methods and systems for executing a simulation of a multibody system are described herein. In one broad aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method for executing a simulation of a multibody system, where a physics-based simulator is used to simulate the multibody system by: partitioning the multibody system into a plurality of subsystems, the multibody system comprising bilateral and unilateral constraints, and a set of interfaces that couple at least two of the subsystems is defined; at each of a plurality of time steps, employing a Schur complement method to compute an effective mass at each interface of the set of interfaces, and solving each of the plurality of subsystems to obtain a plurality of internal impulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CMLABS SIMULATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Albert Peiret Gimenez, Sheldon Paul Andrews, Jozsef Kovecses, Paul Gregory Kry, Marek Teichmann
  • Patent number: 11168558
    Abstract: A cognitive computing system for enhancing oilfield operations, in some embodiments, comprises: neurosynaptic processing logic; and one or more information repositories accessible to the neurosynaptic processing logic, wherein the neurosynaptic processing logic produces a recommendation in response to an oilfield operations indication, the neurosynaptic processing logic produces said recommendation based on a probabilistic analysis of said oilfield operations indication, resources in the one or more information repositories, and oilfield operations models in the one or more information repositories, said oilfield operations models pertaining to oilfield operations associated with said indication, wherein the neurosynaptic processing logic presents said recommendation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Robert L. Williams, Amir Bar
  • Patent number: 11170136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium for designing a building model by using valuation. According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for designing a building model by using valuation, comprising the steps of: acquiring information on construction elements and information on financial elements regarding a building site; and hierarchically generating design models for at least one item of a building outline shape that is placeable on the building site, a building core structure that is applicable to the building outline shape, an area distribution according to a purpose of use in the building core structure, and a planar structure of each floor of the building according to the area distribution, on the basis of the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SPACEWALK, INC.
    Inventors: Sung Hyeon Cho, Jong Min Hahm
  • Patent number: 11163277
    Abstract: An abnormality detection system, support device, and model generation method are provided for generating a more highly accurate abnormality detection model before an actual operation. A model generation part of an abnormality detection system includes a section for generating plural feature values from state values provided from a state value storage part, a section for selecting a combination of one or plural feature values among the plural generated feature values, a section for generating an extra learning data set having at least part of a data series of the feature values of the selected combination and a data series of statistically generated virtual feature values, and a section for evaluating a detection accuracy of a model corresponding to the feature values of the selected combination using the extra learning data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kawanoue, Kota Miyamoto, Reiko Hattori, Yuki Hirohashi
  • Patent number: 11161521
    Abstract: An autonomous driving evaluation apparatus includes: an initial traffic scene setting unit configured to set an initial traffic scene, an initial state of the moving object model, and a road environment in which the autonomous driving vehicle model and the moving object model are disposed; a past traffic scene calculation unit configured to calculate a past traffic scene in which the autonomous driving vehicle model and the moving object model are involved at a past time point back traced from a time point of the initial traffic scene; and a performance evaluation unit configured to evaluate a performance of the autonomous driving algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiki Kindo
  • Patent number: 11163916
    Abstract: A common task when designing computer-aided design (CAD) assemblies is to ensure that the tolerances applied to each component are such that the assembly will function as expected when the parts are made to the extremes of their tolerance zones. The disclosed methods and systems automatically generate dimension and tolerance information for fastened components. Given a source component with dimensions and tolerances, the dimensions and tolerances are automatically applied to mating entities of a target component such that fit is insured without interference when the parts are manufactured at worst case, or at the extremes of their tolerance zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES SOLIDWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd Jarvinen, Clay Tornquist, Matthew Lorono
  • Patent number: 11151013
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for performance evaluation of Input/Output (I/O) intensive enterprise applications. Representative workloads may be generated for enterprise applications using synthetic benchmarks that can be used across multiple platforms with different storage systems. I/O traces are captured for an application of interest at low concurrencies and features that affect performance significantly are extracted, fed to a synthetic benchmark and replayed on a target system thereby accurately creating the same behavior of the application. Statistical methods are used to extrapolate the extract features to predict performance at higher concurrency level without generating traces at those concurrency levels. The method does not require deploying the application or database on the target system since performance of system is dependent on access patterns instead of actual data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Tate Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Dheeraj Chahal, Manoj Karunakaran Nambiar
  • Patent number: 11150638
    Abstract: Provided are a model processing method and apparatus, and a machine-readable medium, for evaluating a semantic model to be evaluated of a target production system. In an embodiment, the method includes: acquiring feature information for describing a feature of a reference semantic model of at least one other production system; evaluating, on the basis of the feature information acquired, precision of the semantic model to be evaluated. The solution provided in an embodiment of the present invention realizes evaluation of the precision of a semantic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Yong Yuan, Ming Kai Dong
  • Patent number: 11144042
    Abstract: An industrial data presentation system leverages structured data types defined on industrial devices to generate and deliver meaningful presentations of industrial data. Industrial devices are configured to support structured data types referred to as basic information data types (BIDTs) comprising a finite set of structured information data types, including a rate data type, a state data type, an odometer data type, and an event data type. The BIDTs can be referenced by both automation models of an industrial asset and non-automation models of the asset, allowing data points of both types of models to be easily linked using a common data source nomenclature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim Thomsen, Steven C. Briant, Noel Henderson, Brian Fast
  • Patent number: 11132473
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for identifying manufacturability improvements to a component prior to the design being provided to a manufacturer. In one example, the method may include receiving an image including a geometric design of a component, receiving an identification of a type of manufacturing process for the component from among a plurality of types of manufacturing processes, recognizing a geometric feature of the component from the image based on the type of manufacturing process, determining a modification to one or more of a size, a shape, and a location of the recognized geometric feature for reducing manufacturing complexity, and displaying, via a user interface, a suggestion for modifying the geometric design of the component based on the determined modification of the recognized geometric feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: aPriori Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Barton Christopher Phinney, Karen Beth Gold, Mark Dignum