Patents Examined by Nithya J Moll
  • Patent number: 12009061
    Abstract: Computational techniques are disclosed for using methylation profiles to classify the medication condition of a person. Initial sequence data is obtained containing sequences of an initial set of nucleic acids from a biological sample of a person. The initial sequence data is filtered to generate filtered sequence data that describes sequences of a filtered subset of nucleic acids from the biological sample. A methylation profile is determined for the filtered subset of nucleic acids from the biological sample. The methylation profile can be processed to determine a likelihood that the person has the specified medical condition. The system outputs an indication of the likelihood that the person has the specified medical condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH—OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Inventors: David Gerard Peters, Tianjiao Chu, Lisa Ann Pan, David N. Finegold
  • Patent number: 11977820
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-program product includes displaying a plurality of factor-setting user interface (UI) control elements configured to receive an input of characters for specifying a set of design of experiment factors for creating a design of experiment (DOE), displaying a plurality of factor type UI control elements configured to receive input for specifying a factor type of a plurality of factor types, displaying a plurality of dynamic rows of editable UI control elements configured to receive inputs of experimental values for the set of DOE factors, and displaying a composite factor UI control component configured to receive inputs for generating one or more control signals that add or remove one or more DOE factors of the set of DOE factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Mark Wallace Bailey, Bradley Allen Jones, Caleb Bridges King, Ryan Adam Lekivetz, Joseph Albert Morgan, Jacob Davis Rhyne
  • Patent number: 11969900
    Abstract: A teaching apparatus includes a display unit having a simulation area in which a viewpoint for a virtual robot as a simulation model of a robot is changeably displayed and an operation area in which a plurality of operation signs for moving a control point of the virtual robot by changing a posture of the virtual robot are displayed, and a display control unit that controls actuation of the display unit, wherein the display control unit changes directions of the respective operation signs in the operation area to interlock with a change of the viewpoint for the virtual robot in the simulation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuchi Kokubun
  • Patent number: 11934745
    Abstract: The disclosure notably relates to a computer-implemented method for designing, with a CAD system, a 3D modeled object representing a mechanical part. The method includes obtaining a B-rep representing the mechanical part. The B-Rep has faces and edges. The method further includes obtaining a first set of faces and a feature type. The feature type is either a depression feature type or a protrusion feature type. The method further comprises, automatically by the CAD system, recognizing a second set of faces within the first set of faces. The second set of faces represents a feature of the provided feature type. This constitutes an improved method for designing a mechanical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventor: Laurent Marini
  • Patent number: 11886775
    Abstract: Interactive systems and methods are provided for designing and constructing fences or other structures supported by posts, including methods which enable users to design custom fence panels and be presented with dynamic visual representations of such custom fence panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Patent number: 11875091
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for evaluating computational fluid dynamic simulation results. The method includes, based on a set of initial conditions, performing a first baseline run and a second baseline run of a simulated area or volume containing a vehicle body shape, and then performing a change run of the simulated area or volume containing a modified vehicle body shape, and performing the following actions within the simulated area or volume: plotting an iso line of the first baseline run and a corresponding iso line of the second baseline run, plotting an iso line of the change run that corresponds to the iso line of the two baseline runs, and comparing whether the iso line of the change run falls between the iso lines of the two basline runs. If not, then the modification to the vehicle body shape may be considered significant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Brian T. Thurgate
  • Patent number: 11816396
    Abstract: A method and system provide the ability to design a terrain surface. A triangular surface mesh representative of an existing surface is obtained. One or more constraints to control the triangular surface mesh are specified. Drainage for the triangular surface mesh is automatically determined based on the constraints. The triangular surface mesh is optimized based on the drainage and one or more design options. The optimizing modifies the triangular surface mesh to define drainage flow for the drainage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Valentin R. Koch, Patrick A. Bergeron, Nicholas James Zeeben, Qing Xue, Weiwei Hu
  • Patent number: 11809791
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program. The program retrieves an assembly and inspection plan for a product. The assembly and inspection plan includes a three-dimensional (3D) model of the product to be assembled. The program further creates an inspection task for an inspection operation in the assembly and inspection plan for the product. The program also associates the 3D model with the inspection task for the inspection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Stephan Kohlhoff
  • Patent number: 11779440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of generating and modifying a virtual model of a set of teeth, where the method provides that a restoration can be inserted into a physical model of the set of teeth manufactured from the virtual model of the set of teeth. A method of and a system for generating a virtual model of a set of teeth for manufacturing a physical model of the set of teeth, and to a physical model of a set of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: 3Shape A/S
    Inventors: Rune Fisker, Sven Nonboe
  • Patent number: 11734469
    Abstract: A method for generating an online landscape design for a property includes first entering an address for a property and then importing satellite view data of the property and a street where the property is located from global mapping databases. Next, calculating property size, topography and house size from the satellite view data using a calculator engine. Next, performing scene segmentations and analyzing existing conditions via a landscape design engine, then applying custom vision classifiers for specific landscape elements via the landscape design engine, and then analyzing foliage conditions from the satellite view data. Next, determining property landscape improvements via a scoring engine and then determining materials lists, and calculating quantities, and costs for fulfilling the property landscape improvements via the calculator engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: HOME OUTSIDE, INC
    Inventors: Julie Moir Messervy, David Rose, Kyle Scharpf
  • Patent number: 11704450
    Abstract: Disclosed systems and methods relate to generating and optimizing an architectural design. According to embodiments, a method can include receiving metadata of digital communications and collaboration between members of an organization. The method can also include generating a target network model indicating a work style of the members of the organization; a level of interaction between the members of the organization; a spatial clustering of the members; or a number, a size, and an allocation of rooms with a specialized purpose. The method can further include selecting at least one criterion for the architectural design, where the criterion can include: cost, wellness, community, work style, choice, privacy, or vibrancy. The method can further include determining criteria scores for one or more architectural design prototypes. Moreover, the method can include selecting the architectural design based on the criterion scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SILVERSTEIN PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Guy Vardi, Danil Nagy, Daniel Goldstern
  • Patent number: 11698998
    Abstract: A method and system provide the ability to propagate object connections. A three-dimensional (3D) model (that has 3D object components) is acquired. Two or more of the 3D object components are selected as input elements. A connection between the input elements is defined and selected. Data is autonomously collected from the selected connection. The data includes a number of the input elements, a section type of the input elements, and a relative geometrical position between the input elements. A rule autonomously created based on the data. The 3D model is autonomously searched based on the rule to identify other instances of other 3D object components that are consistent with the data. The connection is then autonomously propagated to the identified other 3D object components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Catalin Stefan Lang, Casandra Ioana Radu
  • Patent number: 11675936
    Abstract: A design and testing simulation scales an industrial simulation across multiple different processing nodes, and generates a unified view of the distributed industrial simulation based on simulation and graphics data collected from the multiple processing nodes. The system can allow the user to designate different portions of the a digital model of an automation system to be executed on respective different distributed processing nodes, such that each portion of the model is executed on its designated node and the nodes exchange data as necessary to simulate the aggregate automation system as a whole. In order to visualize this aggregated simulation, the design and testing system unifies the distributed portions of the model into a unified three-dimensional presentation at a single node, and this unified view is animated based on data received from the nodes on which the distributed simulation is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian McGregor, Adam Davidson, David Dawkins
  • Patent number: 11645431
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for computer aided design of physical structures using generative design processes, where the three dimensional (3D) models of the physical structures are produced in accordance with a design criterion that limits a minimum thickness of the generatively designed 3D models, include: obtaining a design space for an object to be manufactured and one or more design criteria including a thickness constraint; iteratively modifying a generatively designed 3D shape of the modeled object in the design space in accordance with the one or more design criteria, including measuring a current thickness for the 3D shape using an overall relationship of a volume of the 3D shape with respect to a surface area of the 3D shape; and providing the generatively designed model for use in manufacturing the physical structure using one or more computer-controlled manufacturing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kumar Burla, Jaesung Eom, Jesus Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11607273
    Abstract: A virtual stent placement apparatus, a virtual stent placement method, and a virtual stent placement program for preventing a stent from blocking a branch of a blood vessel in a case in which the stent is virtually placed in the blood vessel extracted from a medical image are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Futoshi Sakuragi
  • Patent number: 11574083
    Abstract: A method relates to generating and selecting in-flow control device design simulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ali M. Al-Shahri, Nauman Aqeel, Raheel R. Baig, Ahmed Bubshait
  • Patent number: 11531127
    Abstract: Accordingly, there are disclosed herein geologic modeling methods and systems employing reference-based inversion of seismic image volumes. An illustrative method embodiment includes: (a) obtaining a measured seismic image volume; (b) determining a reference seismic image volume based on a reference model; (c) deriving a synthesized seismic image volume from a geologic model; (d) detecting at least one geologic model region where the synthesized seismic image volume and the measured seismic image volume are mismatched; (e) finding a reference model region where the reference seismic image volume best matches the measured seismic image volume; (f) replacing content of the at least one geologic model region with content of the reference model region to obtain an improved geologic model; and (g) outputting the improved geologic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Enru Liu, Matthew S. Casey, John E. Mayhew, Matthias Imhof, J. Clayton Bell
  • Patent number: 11520949
    Abstract: Digital design of an area is provided by obtaining input parameters for designing the area, comparing the input parameters to a design profile for the user, in which the design profile indicates user preferences regarding design elements, identifying design element(s) to be included in digital design(s) for the area based on correlating the input parameters with design element(s) from the design profile, generating the digital design(s), each of which incorporates at least one of the identified design elements, and displaying a digital design for potential selection to guide designing the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Spencer Thomas Reynolds, Raden Tonev, Zachary A. Silverstein, Jeremy R. Fox, Shikhar Kwatra
  • Patent number: 11515000
    Abstract: Identifying pathways that are significantly impacted in a given condition is a crucial step in the understanding of the underlying biological phenomena. All approaches currently available for this purpose calculate a p-value that aims to quantify the significance of the involvement of each pathway in the given phenotype. These p-values were previously thought to be independent. Here, we show that this is not the case, and that pathways can affect each other's p-values through a “crosstalk” phenomenon that affects all major categories of existing methods. We describe a novel technique able to detect, quantify, and correct crosstalk effects, as well as identify novel independent functional modules. We assessed this technique on data from four real experiments coming from three phenotypes involving two species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Wayne State University
    Inventors: Sorin Draghici, Zhonghui Xu, Michele Donato
  • Patent number: 11487914
    Abstract: A system and a method are described for laying out components in a vehicle workspace. The method may comprise: receiving, as input, a plurality of components for a vehicle workspace; determining an optimization of a routing of a plurality of connections, each of which connect to at least one of the plurality of components; and providing an output indicative of the routing within the vehicle workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan Diamond, Kevin James Rhodes, Erik J. Christen