Patents Examined by Kamini S Shah
  • Patent number: 10380280
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for optimal storage of load data for lifetime prediction for a piece of equipment used in a well operation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include: using a lifetime model for the piece of equipment used in the well operation; discretizing, by a processing device, a load data spectrum into one or more buckets, the one or more buckets having a bucket size, wherein the bucket size of at least one bucket is based on one of the lifetime model and a distribution of load data; collecting load data of the piece of equipment; assigning, by the processing device, the collected load data to the one or more buckets of the load data spectrum; and storing, by the processing device, the collected load data assigned to the one or more buckets to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Andreas Hohl, Armin Kueck, Michael Neubert, Hanno Reckmann
  • Patent number: 10380275
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for simulating behavior of a modeled object includes storing a tolerance attribute value in a memory area for a specified parameter of the modeled object, defining a set of rules representative of a plurality of assumptions of a model simulation, executing the model simulation based on the tolerance attribute, verifying an output of the model simulation with respect to a set of rules that are dependent on input and output values for which the tolerance attribute as verified, and validating the output behavior against requirements for every stage of the product lifecycle, from preliminary design to end of life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.
    Inventor: Alexander Jacobus Maria Van der Velden
  • Patent number: 10372856
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for assigning random values to a set of random variables so that the assigned random values satisfy a set of constraints. A constraint solver can receive a set of constraints that is expected to cause performance problems when the system assigns random values to the set of random variables in a manner that satisfies the set of constraints. For example, modulo constraints and bit-slice constraints can cause the system to perform excessive backtracking when the system attempts to assign random values to the set of random variables in a manner that satisfies the set of constraints. The system can rewrite the set of constraints to obtain a new set of constraints that is expected to reduce and/or avoid the performance problems. The system can then assign random values to the set of random variables based on the new set of constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SYNOPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Ngai Ngai William Hung, Qiang Qiang, Guillermo R. Maturana, Jasvinder Singh, Dhiraj Goswami
  • Patent number: 10372845
    Abstract: A method and system are presented for use in scatterometry analysis for a patterned structure. According to this technique, a model of a patterned structure is provided comprising a selected number of virtual segment data pieces indicative of a respective number of segments of the patterned structure along Z-axis through the structure. Each of the segment data pieces is processed for determining a matrix [?n] comprising Z-axis derivatives of electromagnetic fields' response of the segment to incident field based on Maxwell's equations' solution, and transforming this matrix [?n] into an approximated response matrix [?n] corresponding to the electromagnetic field interaction between two different points spaced along the Z-axis. The transformation is preferably carried out by a GPU, and comprises embedding said matrix [?n] in a series expansion of said matrix exponential term [?n].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD.
    Inventors: Ruslan Berdichevsky, Eyal Grubner, Shai Segev
  • Patent number: 10371859
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for simulation of a microscopic flow of pre-crosslinked gel suspension liquid in a porous medium, including the steps of: establishing a simulation area of the porous medium based on a two-dimensional core CT slice image and subjecting the simulation area to numerical grid discretization; setting initial position and original shape of pre-crosslinked gel particles to generate virtual boundary mark points; marking the type of numeric grid nodes; calculating the force of the fluid on each virtual boundary mark point according to the momentum change of the numerical grid nodes on the boundary of the pre-crosslinked gel particles; calculating the contact force on each virtual boundary mark point using a particle contact action model; calculating the bending recovery force and the stretching recovery force for each virtual boundary mark point based on the current shape and original shape of the pre-crosslinked gel particles; and calculating the velocity and displacement of each virtual bounda
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM (EAST CHINA)
    Inventors: Jian Hou, Kang Zhou, Yongge Liu, Qingjun Du, Bo Yu
  • Patent number: 10372839
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide rendering of and interaction with digital building information modeling (BIM) models. The BIM models may be used for project management processes in the field. The BIM models may also be shared across multiple devices in the field, and received from cloud-based services in communication with the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LATISTA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrei Lavrov, Anatoliy Tishin, Patricia Remacle
  • Patent number: 10365897
    Abstract: A system and method creates a plurality of different ring components for a referenced model included within a parent model. The ring components include values for one or more model-level, block-level, and signal-level attributes of the referenced model. One or more ring components are selected and assigned to the referenced model in the context of the parent model. During execution of the parent model, information from the selected ring component is accessed and used to control execution of the referenced model. During code generation for the parent model, information from the selected ring component is accessed and used to control the code generation process for the referenced model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Mojdeh Shakeri, Michael D. Tocci, John E. Ciolfi, Ebrahim Mehran Mestchian, Pieter J. Mosterman
  • Patent number: 10366176
    Abstract: Quantifying power usage for a service. An example method may include identifying a dependency model for the service, the dependency model based in part on infrastructure providing the service. The method may also include determining power usage for the service using the dependency model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Yuan Chen, Dejan S Milojicic, Daniel Juergen Gmach, Cullen E. Bash
  • Patent number: 10360315
    Abstract: The object is to enable easy acquisition of an element that is not design data. The technique is characterized in that when generating construction field management information used to manage a construction field, a construction field management device acquires measurement data that is three-dimensional shape data measured by a measurement device, and compares design data created by a designer with the acquired measurement data, thus extracting non-design data that is not the design data, from the measurement data. Also, as the non-design data, data of a scaffolding/tool and a component of the design data in a temporarily placed state are extracted, and the status of these is analyzed and displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Seki, Satoshi Shimakura
  • Patent number: 10354099
    Abstract: A particle simulation device comprises: a position information acquisition unit that acquires position information for the particles; a pair setting unit that selects pairs of particles and sets a pair number, on the basis of the position information; a reference information generation unit that generates a matrix from the pair numbers and the particle numbers, and generates reference information for referencing the pair numbers from the particle numbers on the basis of a matrix in which the order of the rows of the matrix are sorted on the basis of the particle numbers; a sum calculation unit that calculates a sum of interaction forces for each particle on the basis of the reference information; and a particle information calculation unit that calculates the position and velocity of the particles on the basis of the sum of interaction forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    Inventors: Miki Yamamoto, Daisuke Nishiura, Hide Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10354027
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for heat transfer simulations. Mesh generation is performed for a plurality of regions. Mesh faces are determined on different sides of an interface between the regions and overlapping areas between the determined mesh faces are determined. A total heat flow associated with the interface is discretized based at least in part on the one or more overlapping areas for heat transfer simulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventors: Atul Kumar Verma, Sudhanshu Kishore Prasad
  • Patent number: 10345481
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for developing an equation of state model for petroleum fluids. In one embodiment, formation fluid from a plurality of depths within a wellbore may be analyzed to determine a change in a gas oil ratio with respect to depth. The change in the gas oil ratio may be employed to determine a ratio of solubility and entropy terms to a gravity term. The resulting ratio can be used to develop the equation of state model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denise E. Freed, Oliver C. Mullins, Youxiang Zuo
  • Patent number: 10339235
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for performing massively parallel processing (MPP) large-scale combinations of time series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Angelo E. M. Ciarlini, Jonas F. Dias, André de Almeida Maximo, Vinícius Michel Gottin, Monica Barros
  • Patent number: 10331816
    Abstract: A magnetic body simulation device includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to decide a search section for searching a rotational coefficient of each magnetization vector in a plurality of elements included in a magnetic body, in a process of calculating the each rotational coefficient in a state in which magnetic energy of the magnetic body is minimized, to determine whether or not a first condition is satisfied in which a width of the decided search section is less than or equal to a certain length, and a first rotational coefficient decided by a predetermined method is included in the search section, and to calculate, when the first condition is satisfied, a static magnetic field vector corresponding to the first rotational coefficient by linear interpolation based on static magnetic field vectors at both ends of the search section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tanaka, Koichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10317560
    Abstract: Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to operate a drilling operation relative to formation boundaries. The apparatus and methods can include operating one or more transmitters in a borehole in a formation having a thickness between two boundaries, selecting thickness models based on applying responses from operating the one or more transmitters such that the thickness of the formation is between the two thickness models, and generating a value of a distance to a nearest boundary based on linearization of the thickness models with respect to a long distance investigation parameter and a short distance investigation parameter. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Yumei Tang, Wenshan Yu, Michael S. Bittar
  • Patent number: 10311978
    Abstract: A method and system for patient-specific planning of cardiac therapy, such as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), based on preoperative clinical data and medical images, such as ECG data, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and ultrasound data, is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical model of the left and right ventricles is generated from medical image data of a patient. A patient-specific computational heart model, which comprises cardiac electrophysiology, biomechanics and hemodynamics, is generated based on the patient-specific anatomical model of the left and right ventricles and clinical data. Simulations of cardiac therapies, such as CRT at one or more anatomical locations are performed using the patient-specific computational heart model. Changes in clinical cardiac parameters are then computed from the patient-specific model, constituting predictors of therapy outcome useful for therapy planning and optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Tommaso Mansi, Bogdan Georgescu, Xudong Zheng, Ali Kamen, Dorin Comaniciu
  • Patent number: 10313203
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring and analyzing components and operation of a simulated network environment including a module configured for storing a predetermined baseline for the simulated network environment, monitoring the simulated network environment during one or more operations, analyzing the monitored operations and the impact of the operations on one or more components of the simulated network environment, and comparing at least one of the monitored operations and impacts of the operations against the predetermined baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Metova Federal, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Dyson White, Chester Randolph Ratcliffe, III, John Christian Espinosa, Joel Alan Vickery, Aaron Randal Moate, Ronald David Parker, Jr., Marc Anthony Crawford
  • Patent number: 10301939
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for designing supporting parameters of a transition support for a mixed mining face of filling and fully-mechanized mining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY, Pingdingshan Tianan Coal Mining Co., LTD, China Pingmei Shenma Energy and Chemical Industry Group Co., LTD, Xuzhou ZhongAn Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jixiong Zhang, Jianguo Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Qiang Sun, Wei Yin, WeiQing Zhang, Hao Yan
  • Patent number: 10302814
    Abstract: A method for stimulating an earth formation according to a stimulation scenario for extracting hydrocarbons from the earth formation includes: selecting an earth formation stimulation scenario; applying a modified Mohr-Coulomb model that is configured to estimate behavior of a rock formation during the stimulation scenario, the modified Mohr-Coulomb model having a term representing dilatation in an out-of-plane orientation; predicting a fracture and damage network using the modified Mohr-Coulomb model; converting the fracture and damage network into permeability; simulating fluid flow in the earth formation using the permeability to predict hydrocarbon production; computing a value of a metric for hydrocarbon production for the selected stimulation scenario; iterating the selecting, applying, predicting, converting, simulating, and computing until the metric value meets or exceeds a threshold value; and stimulating the earth formation using a stimulation treatment system according to the stimulation scenario
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Hoeink, Aleksander Zubelewicz
  • Patent number: 10303808
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems and computer readable storage mediums for configuring a product based on a product model are provided. The product model has variables and rules. Each variable is associated with a set of values. The rules represent inter-dependencies among the variables and values. The variables and rules define a product configuration problem to be solved. A Decomposable And Or Graph, DAOG, is generated. The DAOG represents the product model. Subsequently, values for the variables of the product model are iteratively set based on the DAOG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CONFIGIT A/S
    Inventors: Sathia Moorthy Subbarayan, Henrik Reif Andersen