Patents Examined by Kandasamy Thangavelu
  • Patent number: 11907630
    Abstract: A method is provided for performing power validation on an integrated circuit (IC) design based on a power assertion specification. The method includes receiving the power assertion specification for the IC design, where the power assertion specification includes a predicted power consumption. Power consumption of the IC design is estimated according to power assertions specified in the power assertion specification. The estimated power consumption is compared against the predicted power consumption included in the power assertion specification. The IC design is determined to be associated with a power assertion failure based on results of the comparing. In response to determining that the IC design is associated with the power assertion failure, the IC design is refined to remedy the power assertion failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Jitendra Kumar Gupta, Alexander John Wakefield
  • Patent number: 11903651
    Abstract: A joint alignment method comprises using imaging data of at least a portion of a leg to create a leg model, wherein the leg model includes a femur having medial and lateral condyles and a tibia having tibial plateaus that are configured to engage the medial and lateral condyles at a knee joint, displaying an image of the leg model for manipulation by a user, locating a pivot point within one of the medial or lateral condyles, and rotating, in the displayed image, the tibia with respect to the femur, about the pivot point, to obtain a desired knee joint articulation in a specified plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: James Grimm, Anthony Romano
  • Patent number: 11890813
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, apparatus and computer program products for use in manufacturing an anatomical protective item for one or more users. Embodiments of anatomical protective items may comprise a single layer of energy controlling cells. Input data associated with one or more users is obtained. The obtained input data is processed to identify one or more energy controlling criteria for the anatomical protective item. A packing process is employed to generate each energy controlling cell in the single layer. Each energy controlling cell comprises one or more walls which extend from an upper surface of the single layer to a lower surface of the single layer. The packing process is performed at least on the basis of the identified one or more energy controlling criteria. The anatomical protective item comprising the single layer of energy controlling cells is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: RHEON LABS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel James Plant, Olga Grossman
  • Patent number: 11883307
    Abstract: A mechanical interface connecting a biological body segment, such as a limb, portion of a limb or other body segment, to a wearable device such as a prosthetic, orthotic or exoskeletal device, is fabricated by quantitatively mapping a characterized representation of the body segment to form a digital representation of the mechanical interface shape and mechanical interface impedance. The mechanical interface includes a continuous socket defining a contoured inside surface and a contoured outside surface, and includes a material having an intrinsic impedance that varies through the material, so that the intrinsic impedance varies along the contoured inside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hugh M. Herr, Andrew Marecki, David M. Sengeh
  • Patent number: 11880230
    Abstract: An urban design pipeline automatically generates design options for an urban design project. The urban design pipeline includes a geometry engine and an evaluation engine. The geometry engine analyzes design criteria, design objectives, and design heuristics associated with the urban design project and then generates numerous candidate designs. The design criteria specify a property boundary associated with a region of land to be developed. The design objectives indicate a specific type of topology that is derived from an existing urban layout. The design heuristics include different sets of construction rules for generating designs with specific types of topologies. The geometry engine generates candidate designs that conform to the property boundary and have topological characteristics in common with the existing urban layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: David Benjamin, James Stoddart, Lorenzo Villaggi, Danil Nagy
  • Patent number: 11878799
    Abstract: A method for configuring an interior of a reconfigurable vehicle using one or more cabin modules. The method comprises providing, by a user interface system, a plurality of possible cabin configuration options to a plurality of users for selection by the plurality of users so as to generate selection data indicative of cabin configuration options selected by the users. The cabin configuration options relate to types of configuration of the one or more cabin modules. The method comprises determining an availability of cabin configuration options based on inventory data which relates to types of configuration of cabin modules that are currently available for use so as to generate availability data, and generating a forecast of cabin modules predicted to be loaded on the reconfigurable vehicle based on the selection data and the availability data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects
    Inventors: Abdullah Al Shamsi, Erwin Angerbauer
  • Patent number: 11875092
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for designing, with a CAD system, a 3D modeled object representing a mechanical part. The method includes displaying a B-rep having faces and edges and representing at least a part of the mechanical part, selecting, by graphical user interaction, at least one face of the B-rep, and, automatically by the CAD system, recognizing a set of faces including the at least one face and representing a bump. The recognizing includes determining a first set of faces representing a depression and a second set of faces representing a protrusion, and selecting, among the first set of faces and the second set of faces, a set of faces having a shortest boundary curve perimeter and being different from both the selected at least one face and the B-rep. The first set of faces and the second set of faces both comprise the at least one face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventor: Laurent Marini
  • Patent number: 11867052
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling a drilling operation in a subterranean formation are disclosed. The method includes generating a simulated well log based, at least in part, on a subset of an MWD log from a horizontal well, wherein the subset of the MWD log is for measured depths between a starting measured depth and an ending measured depth. The method further includes monitoring and/or controlling a drilling operation based, at least in part, on the simulated well log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: EOG Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Kacey McCauley, Hung Nguyen, Madhukar Thumma, Tri Phan, Sandeep Bhakhri, Brian Tapp, Jay Ramineni
  • Patent number: 11847390
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for generating factual and/or counterfactual data are described. This may have the effect of improving the complexity of data available for training machine learning models. The models may include, but not limited to, a probabilistic graphical model (PGM) and/or an agent-based model (ABM). Further aspects may provide for scrubbing actual data to create a data model that does not reveal the content of the underlying source data. Yet further aspects may provide for validating a data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Gutierrez, Matthew Tomaszewicz, Sandeep Narayanaswami, Eiran Shalev
  • Patent number: 11826106
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system for providing blood flow information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system including a touchscreen. The at least one computer system may be configured to display, on the touchscreen, a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of an anatomical structure of the patient based on patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may also be configured to receive a first input relating to a first location on the touchscreen indicated by at least one pointing object controlled by a user, and the first location on the touchscreen may indicate a first location on the displayed three-dimensional model. The at least one computer system may be further configured to display first information on the touchscreen, and the first information may indicate a blood flow characteristic at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Hart, John H. Stevens
  • Patent number: 11829686
    Abstract: A network system can optimize 3D models for 3D printing. A smoothing operation can be performed for a 3D model that comprises a plurality of voxels by identifying exterior voxels of the 3D model. For a first exterior voxel of the 3D model, an exterior surface orientation can be determined and a smoothing operation can be performed based on the determined exterior surface orientation. The smoothing operation can include performing a triangulation operation based on the determined exterior surface orientation of the first exterior voxel. Furthermore, in response to determining that a dimension of a set of voxels is below a threshold limit, one or more voxels can be added to the set of voxels to satisfy the threshold limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: INTEGRAL REALITY LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Baha'Aldeen Abunojaim, Muhannad Taslaq, Hasan Aadab Alhimish
  • Patent number: 11815945
    Abstract: Element simulation is described using a machine learning system parallelized across a plurality of processors. A multi-element system is partitioned into a plurality of partitions, each partition including a subset of real elements included within the partition and ghost elements outside the partition influencing the real elements. For each processor of the plurality of processors, force vectors are predicted for the real elements within the multi-element system by making a backward pass through a graph neural network (GNN) having multiple layers and parallelized across multiple processors, the predicting including adjusting neighbor distance separately for each of the multiple layers of the GNN. A physical phenomenon is described based on the force vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Mordechai Kornbluth, Jonathan Mailoa
  • Patent number: 11803678
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and program product utilize a disentangled factor learning framework to analyze petro-technical image data such as seismic image data to infer properties of a subsurface volume and/or to generate image data for use in training machine learning algorithms for use in petro-technical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Emilien Dupont, Jose Celaya Galvan
  • Patent number: 11790128
    Abstract: A computing system may include an assembly access engine configured to access a computer-aided design (CAD) assembly that digitally represents a product component that includes multiple parts. The computing system may also include a part determination engine configured to determine a recommended part for the CAD assembly, including by providing the CAD assembly as an input to a machine-learning (ML) model trained with assembly structure data of CAD assemblies of a common product type as the CAD assembly, generating a candidate part set through the ML model, filtering the candidate part set based on physical and cost characteristics of the different candidate parts of the candidate part set, and identifying the recommended part from the filtered candidate part set. The part recommendation engine may also be configured to insert the recommended part into the CAD assembly and provide the CAD assembly in support of physical manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Industry Software Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew McMinn, Neeraj Panhalkar, Mohsen Rezayat
  • Patent number: 11755800
    Abstract: A method for generating a simulator of a target system includes parsing data defining operational components and component parameters, searching for and obtaining model code definitions within a library database, customizing the model code definitions based on the component parameters, constructing a system model, and generating solver code based the customized model code definitions of the target system. The solver code may be indicative of input and output operation of the target system. The method may also include concatenating the system model with the solver code to form a solver function definition for the target system, and converting the solver function definition into an field programmable gate array (FPGA) core or central processing unit (CPU) core for execution on a simulation device for the target system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Matthew A. Milton, Andrea Benigni
  • Patent number: 11747793
    Abstract: Automated skill matching is provided in industrial control. The interfaces (12, 17) and/or the production processes (13, 18) of the controller (16) and machine (11) are matched. The matching of the interfaces (12, 17) links parameters except for optional parameters to check for incompatibility. The matching of the production processes (13, 18) uses a cross-product of the process (13) of the machine (11) with the process (18) of the controller (16) to check for incompatibility. The skill checking guides manual confirmation of compatibility, reducing downtime and reducing engineering or programming time. The machine (11) is more likely to operate correctly with the controller (16) due to the automated skill matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andras Varro, Gustavo Arturo Quiros Araya, Patrick Eisen, Frank Roelofs, Peter Kob
  • Patent number: 11740596
    Abstract: A field device, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium provide for cost of lost opportunity to operators in real-time using an advance process control. The field device includes a memory and a processor operably connected to the memory. The processor receives current values and average values for controlled variables and manipulated variables; determines costs of lost opportunity for each of controlled variable variance issues, limit issues, model quality issues, inferential quality issues, and variable model issues based on the current values and the average values of the controlled variables; and stores the costs of lost opportunity for the field device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mandar Vartak, Christopher J. Webb, Michael Niemiec, Sriram Hallihole, Andrew John Trenchart, Sanjay Dave, Matthew G. Grizzle
  • Patent number: 11733424
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for identifying subsurface features as a function of position in a subsurface volume of interest. A computer-implemented method may include obtaining training subsurface data and corresponding training subsurface feature data; obtaining an initial subsurface feature model including tiers of elements; generating a conditioned subsurface feature model by training the initial subsurface feature model using the training subsurface data and the corresponding training subsurface feature data; and storing the conditioned subsurface feature model in the non-transient electronic storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Shuxing Cheng, Zhao Zhang, Kellen Leigh Gunderson, Reynaldo Cardona
  • Patent number: 11719842
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for implementing a machine learning platform that processes a data map having feature and operational information. A system is disclosed that includes an interpretable machine learning model that generates a function in response to an inputted data map, wherein the data map includes feature data and operational data over a region of interest, and wherein the function relates a set of predictive variables to one or more response variables; an integration/interpolation system that generates the data map from a set of disparate data sources; and an analysis system that evaluates the function to predict outcomes at unique points in the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Shell USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Luis Guevara Diaz, Bianca Zadrozny, Breno William Santos Rezende de Carvalho, Alvaro Bueno Buoro, Matthias Kormaksson, Ligang Lu, John Tolle, Detlef Hohl, Jan Limbeck, Mingqi Wu
  • Patent number: 11714930
    Abstract: A building system including one or more storage devices storing instructions thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive an indication to execute an artificial intelligence (AI) agent, execute the AI agent based on the digital twin to generate an inference or a prediction, cause a graphical model of the building including graphical representations of the entities to include information based on the inference or the prediction, and cause a display device of a user device to display the graphical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventors: Rajiv Ramanasankaran, Chenlu Zhang, Ambuj Shatdal, Young Lee