Patents Examined by Nithya J Moll
  • Patent number: 10319121
    Abstract: The acoustic performance of acoustic materials is readily studied for various values of the material parameters characteristic of acoustic materials. An acoustic performance calculation device is provided with an acoustic performance calculation device that calculates the acoustic performance of acoustic materials for each of a plurality of values in a pre-specified numerical range for each of a plurality of material parameters characteristic of acoustic materials based on a mathematical model for mathematically representing acoustic material, a contour map drawing device for drawing a contour map representing the calculated acoustic performance by contours where the two axes are the values of one material parameter and the frequency, and a plot drawing device for plotting the performance curves showing the relationship between the frequency and the acoustic performance for one value in the numerical range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NITTOBO ACOUSTIC ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunikazu Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 10318666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to determining and setting wind turbine type maximum power level (301) and individual wind turbine maximum power level (308) for over-rating control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Chris Spruce, Kelvin Hales
  • Patent number: 10311165
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed technology relate to techniques of generating guiding patterns for via-type features. An initial guiding pattern characterized by a plurality of guiding pattern parameters is constructed for two or more via-type features in a layout design based on target values of location and size parameters for the two or more via-type features. Predicted values of the location and size parameters are then extracted from the initial guiding pattern based on simulations or correlation information between the plurality of guiding pattern parameters and the location and size parameters. Based on the predicted values of the location and size parameters, the target values of location and size parameters and the correlation information, a modified guiding pattern is determined by adjusting one or more parameters of the plurality of guiding pattern parameters. The extraction and determination operations may be iterated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Junjiang Lei, Le Hong, Yuansheng Ma
  • Patent number: 10296708
    Abstract: The application relates to a computer-implemented method for creating a model of a bioreaction—fermentation process or whole-cell catalysis process—with an organism on the basis of measured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Tobias Neymann, Lukas Hebing, Sebastian Engell
  • Patent number: 10296669
    Abstract: A method for estimating grid properties of a power grid coupled to a generator at a point of common coupling is provided. First, a voltage VPCC at the point of common coupling is measured. Second, a current IPCC at the point of common coupling is measured. Third, the grid properties are estimated by a grid model using as input parameters the measured voltage VPCC at the point of common coupling, the measured current IPCC at the point of common coupling and the determined phase angle. Advantageously, the absolute phases of the voltage and the current at the point of common coupling are not necessary, which makes the present method less prone to errors due to measurement noise. Further, a device and a computer program product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bjorn Andresen, Per Egedal, Dragan Obradovic, Ruxandra Scheiterer, Andrei Szabo
  • Patent number: 10271886
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a patient specific instrumentation jig model for implant revision comprises an anchor surface identifier to identify anchor surface(s) from a patient specific bone model of a bone requiring implant revision and from data related to an implanted implant on the bone. The anchor surface is in close proximity to the implanted implant. A PSI revision jig model generator generates a jig model using at least the identified anchor surface and a model of a replacement implant, the PSI revision jig model generator outputting a jig model comprising patient specific contact surface(s) corresponding to the identified anchor surface, and at least one tool interface portion positioned and/or oriented relative to the at least one contact surface, the at least one tool interface portion adapted to be interfaced to a tool altering the bone for subsequently installing an implant on the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventor: Jean-Guillaume Abiven
  • Patent number: 10275563
    Abstract: A system and method for modeling a lighting control system for an enterprise is provided comprising an application (App) on a mobile device, or laptop, or personal computer, or other like device, that can communicate electronically with a webpage accessible by the internet or local area network or wide area network, wherein the webpage represents a program, and the program provides for the receiving, storing, and processing of lighting control system specified information on a space-by-space basis, and further wherein a unique part number for the space-based lighting control system can be generated for the particular space, such that delivery of individual, but substantially integrated space-based lighting control systems, can be delivered to the spaces for installation in the enterprise location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: William Schafer, Evan Robert Ackmann, Doug Jacobson, Nathan Dietrich, Dennis Stanisljevic, Claudia Barbiero
  • Patent number: 10248742
    Abstract: Various embodiments for analyzing flight data using predictive models are described herein. In various embodiments, a quadratic least squares model is applied to a matrix of time-series flight parameter data for a flight, thereby deriving a mathematical signature for each flight parameter of each flight in a set of data including a plurality of sensor readings corresponding to time-series flight parameters of a plurality of flights. The derived mathematical signatures are aggregated into a dataset. A similarity between each pair of flights within the plurality of flights is measured by calculating a distance metric between the mathematical signatures of each pair of flights within the dataset, and the measured similarities are combined with the dataset. A machine-learning algorithm is applied to the dataset, thereby identifying, without predefined thresholds, clusters of outliers within the dataset by using a unified distance matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: University of North Dakota
    Inventors: Travis Desell, James Higgins, Sophine Clachar
  • Patent number: 10242136
    Abstract: Computer processing time and results are improved in fully-coupled fully-implicit well-reservoir simulation system using Jacobian matrix methodology. Approximate inverse preconditioners are provided which treat a well influence matrix at comparable accuracy and robustness to those for the grid-to-grid flow terms of system matrix. The methodology is highly parallelizable and the data processing can be performed faster, as fewer solver iterations are required to converge to the same acceptable tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Larry Siu-Kuen Fung
  • Patent number: 10240436
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean formation, including obtaining information of a subterranean formation, generating a three-dimensional model of at least a portion of the subterranean formation, and performing an experiment on the three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional model may be constructed by x-ray scanning of a core of the subterranean formation, and by additive manufacturing using the obtained x-ray image. The subterranean formation may be treated using a treatment designed based upon the experiments performed on the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bruno Lecerf, Konstantin Viktorovich Vidma, John Daniels
  • Patent number: 10227857
    Abstract: A method of predicting behavior of a drilling assembly includes: generating a mathematical representation of a geometry of each of a plurality of components of a drilling assembly, the plurality of components including a plurality of cutters and one or more additional components configured to at least one of: support the plurality of cutters and operably connect the plurality of cutters to the drill string, the one or more additional components including a drill bit crown; simulating one or more operating conditions incident on the drilling assembly representation, and simulating an interaction between the plurality of components and an earth formation; and predicting physical responses of the drilling assembly representation to the one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Herbig, Hanno Reckmann, Bernhard Meyer-Heye, Frank Schuberth, Jayesh Rameshlal Jain, Jonathan Mackey Hanson, Carmel Zouheir El Hakam, Reed W. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10229237
    Abstract: Computer processing time and results are improved in fully-coupled fully-implicit well-reservoir simulation system using Jacobian matrix methodology. Approximate inverse preconditioners are provided which treat a well influence matrix at comparable accuracy and robustness to those for the grid-to-grid flow terms of system matrix. The methodology is highly parallelizable and the data processing can be performed faster, as fewer solver iterations are required to converge to the same acceptable tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Larry Siu-Kuen Fung
  • Patent number: 10228913
    Abstract: A method of managing software design specifications with functional rule versioning may include storing references to a plurality of software components in a database system, and storing references to a plurality of functional rules in the database system. In some embodiments, the functional rules may define behaviors that may be assigned to the plurality of software components. The method may also include receiving a selection of one or more software components from the plurality of software components. The one or more software components may define a software product. The method may additionally include receiving assignments of the plurality of functional rules to the one or more software components, and providing an interface for navigating through the one or more software components and editing the assignments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shibhu Nambiar, Rohit Lobo Prabhu, Manjula Evans, Suman Guha
  • Patent number: 10224900
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for de-noising seismic data recorded by seismic receivers. A first portion of the seismic data having a first signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to is processed to generate a de-noising operator or function. The de-noising operator is applied to a second portion of seismic data having a second SNR to remove noise from the second portion of the seismic data, where the first SNR is greater than the second SNR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CGG SERVICE SAS
    Inventors: Gordon Poole, Richard Winnett
  • Patent number: 10216864
    Abstract: A computing device may be used to create a model that includes a block. The block may represent a function corresponding to a simulation and capable of operating in a fault operational mode. The computing device may also, or alternatively, associate a fault scenario, corresponding to the model, with the fault operational mode of the block. Additionally, or alternatively, the computing device may simulate the fault scenario based on the block diagram model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Berg, Krishna Tamminana, Jagadish Gattu
  • Patent number: 10208577
    Abstract: A method, system and computer readable medium is presented for use in enhancing oil recovery in a subsurface reservoir comprising. The method, system and computer readable medium defines a plurality of grid levels on a geological model of a subsurface reservoir. Connectivities and transmissibilities are calculated between neighboring cells in the same grid and between connecting cells between different grid levels. Gas and/or fluid dynamics are simulated using dynamic grid refinement where the connectivities and transmissibilities are updated at each time step based on the previously calculated connectivities and transmissibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Hussein Hoteit, Adwait Chawathe
  • Patent number: 10192002
    Abstract: An anatomical implant application, such as a bone implant application for instance, can receive an anatomical image that is representative of an anatomical structure. The anatomical implant application can generate an implant image that is associated with the anatomical structure. The generated implant image can define an inner surface that faces the anatomical image. A plurality of distances can be determined from respective locations of the inner surface of the implant image to the anatomical image in respective straight lines. The distances may represent a superimposition of the implant image over the anatomical image. The distances may be compared to a tolerance. The inner surface may be repositioned so as to change at least the select one of the distances. An implant, such as a bone implant for instance, may be fabricated in accordance with data that is associated with the implant image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuel Benker, Andre Furrer, Wolfgang Hoeller
  • Patent number: 10146888
    Abstract: A flight procedure criteria prototyping system and method is described herein. According to embodiments, the system is configured to generate a prototype, generate a dependency tree based on the prototype, wherein the dependency tree is comprised of one or more dependency tree nodes, translate the dependency tree into one or more construction steps, wherein there is a mapping between the one or more dependency tree nodes and the one or more construction steps, maintain an ordered list of the one or more construction steps, and generate one or more software specifications based on the one or more construction steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: William Justin Barnes, Adric Carlyle Eckstein, Michael John Mills, Christopher Michael Wynnyk
  • Patent number: 10140393
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modeling subterranean formations that include both gaseous hydrocarbons and adsorbed hydrocarbons. The systems and methods include determining a formation volume factor for gaseous hydrocarbons that may be present within the subterranean formation and correcting the formation volume factor to generate a compensated formation volume factor. The systems and methods further may include simulating a fluid flow within the subterranean formation, with the simulating being based, at least in part, on the compensated formation volume factor. Correcting the formation volume factor may include adjusting the formation volume factor based, at least in part, on a fraction of the adsorbed hydrocarbons within the subterranean formation that desorbs from the subterranean formation and/or transitions to gaseous hydrocarbons during production of the gaseous hydrocarbons from the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Nazish Hoda, Mita Das, Jim H. Lee, Abdel Wadood M. El-Rabaa
  • Patent number: 10127334
    Abstract: Process engineering software applications have respective proprietary in nature and disconnected model representations of a manufacturing or processing facility. The invention method and apparatus extract from the various applications topology of equipment and streams for a facility. From the extracted data, a convertor or adapter of the invention system derives a common canonical model. To support the common canonical model (e.g., a Flowsheet object in embodiments), the converter/adapter maps or associates one or more physical assets to a logical asset, and arranges a working hierarchy of assets that can be navigated, queried and filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Mir Khan