Patents Examined by Omar F. Fernandez Rivas
  • Patent number: 11068624
    Abstract: A three-dimensional model generating method selecting a predetermined plane element defining a three-dimensional model element using measurement data, which includes measurement point group data obtained by measuring a measured object, a type of a plane element, and geometric values of the plane element; obtaining a condition required for generating a three-dimensional model element; generating the three-dimensional model element using the selected plane element and the obtained condition; and generating the three-dimensional model of the measured object using one or a plurality of three-dimensional model elements. A calculator displays a three-dimensional image corresponding to the measured object as well as a list of at least the structural elements which, of the plane elements included in the measurement data, configure the three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yasushi Tomono, Takanori Asamizu
  • Patent number: 11069545
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a placing table having a placement surface and provided with a heater in each divided region obtained by dividing the placement surface; a calculation unit that calculates a target temperature of the heater in each divided region in which a critical dimension at a predetermined measurement point satisfies a predetermined condition, using a prediction model that predicts the critical dimension of the measurement point by using a temperature of the heater in each divided region as a parameter and taking into consideration an influence of a temperature of a heater in a divided region other than a divided region including the measurement point in accordance with a distance between the measurement point and the other divided region; and a heater controller that controls the heater in each divided region to reach the target temperature when the substrate processing is performed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Shinsuke Oka
  • Patent number: 11062616
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system, program product, and method for use with an intelligent (AI) computer platform to explore real-world modeling. A sensory input data signal is communicated to the AI platform and translated into a corresponding scenario. The translation is directed at an associated force and application of the force to a selected or identified object and environment. A reaction to the application is created, and reaction data is converted to a sensory output signal. Receipt of the sensory output signal by a corresponding sensory output device creates a physical manifestation of generated feedback of the reaction data to a sensory medium. The embodiments are directed at both learning and assessment, and leverage a corpus with the AI platform in support of an interactive learning experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Srirupa Chakraborty, Payel Das, Aditya Vempaty
  • Patent number: 11061428
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for reconstructing a field source of an array antenna based on dipoles. The method includes: S1, measuring a radiation field of the array antenna; S2, obtaining a first initial reconstruction array X; S3, constructing a first transmission matrix T; S4, performing an iterative calculation to obtain a first final reconstruction array X?; S5, obtaining a second initial reconstruction array Y; S6, constructing a second transmission matrix T?; and S7, performing an iterative calculation to obtain a second final reconstruction array Y?. The device includes a measuring unit, a reconstruction plane determining unit, a first initial reconstructing unit, a first transmission matrix constructing unit, a first final reconstructing unit, a second initial reconstructing unit, a second transmission matrix constructing unit, and a second final reconstructing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Yihong Qi, Jun Fan
  • Patent number: 11048835
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for the generation and use of a fast battery model. One of the methods includes obtaining temperature data for one or more locations within or on the surface of a battery, the temperature data comprising time-varying heat flow inputs applied to the battery and time-varying temperature signals generated by the battery. The method also includes processing the temperature data to generate a continuous-time thermal model having one or more time-delay elements and one or more parameters, wherein parameter values are fitted using the temperature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.
    Inventor: Edward Dean Tate, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11030363
    Abstract: A physics engine executed on a processor to simulate real-time rigid body dynamics of a simulated physical system with permissive penetration functionality is provided. The physics engine may be configured to iteratively loop through a collision detection phase, solving phase, updating phase, and display phase. When a penetration between a pair of bodies is due to an initial penetration from a prior collision detection phase, the physics engine may permit the initial penetration between the pair of objects during the current solving phase by not applying a bias or position change to correct for the initial penetration. Also the physics engine may be configured to detect geometry changes and modify the initial penetration distance accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Michael Strunk, Nathanael Presson
  • Patent number: 11002593
    Abstract: The subject disclosure presents systems and computer-implemented methods for calculating the diffusivity constant of a sample using acoustic time-of-flight (TOF) based information correlated with a diffusion model to reconstruct a sample's diffusivity coefficient. Operations disclosed herein such as acoustically determining the phase differential accumulated through passive fluid exchange (i.e. diffusion) based on the geometry of the tissue sample, modeling the impact of the diffusion on the TOF, and using a post-processing algorithm to correlate the results to determine the diffusivity constant, are enabled by monitoring the changes in the speed of sound caused by penetration of fixative such as formalin into several tissue samples. A tissue preparation system may be adapted to monitor said diffusion of a tissue sample and determine an optimal processing workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Bauer, Michael Otter, Benjamin Stevens
  • Patent number: 11003810
    Abstract: A simulation system obtains multiple random number vectors and a parameter vector and calculates realized values of the behavior of a stochastic system corresponding to each obtained random number vector. Based on each obtained random number vector, on the obtained parameter vector, and on a weight function, the system calculates the weight of each obtained random number vector regarding each of the parameters in the obtained parameter vector, and calculates an evaluation value of the behavior of the stochastic system corresponding to each obtained random number vector. Based on the calculated behavior evaluation value corresponding to each obtained random number vector and on the weight of each obtained random number vector regarding the parameter selected from the obtained parameter vector, the system calculates the sensitivity of an expected value for the behavior evaluation value of the stochastic system with regard to the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Fukuda, Yasuyuki Kudo
  • Patent number: 11003150
    Abstract: A simulation method run on a computer simulating the characteristics of a real controlled device including a heating apparatus that changes a heating value in accordance with a first manipulated value, includes creating a controlled-device model representing the real controlled device where a first manipulated value is an input and a process value for the real controlled device is an output, acquiring a first time-related characteristic as input to the controlled-device model, and calculating a second time-related characteristic from the output from the controlled device model with respect to the input of the first time-related characteristic. The controlled-device model includes a heating component corresponding to the heating apparatus for increasing the process value in accordance with the size of a first manipulated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Wada, Taro Iwami, Yumi Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 10997782
    Abstract: A method for creating a line drawing associated with a point cloud provides a line drawing representing a three-dimensional object and a point cloud of the same. The line drawing has line drawing coordinate data, and the point cloud has point cloud coordinate data. The point cloud also has point cloud distance data of the three-dimensional object. The method also associates the line drawing coordinate data with the point cloud coordinate data. Further, the method uses the associated coordinate data to apply the point cloud distance data to the line drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Intergraph Corporation
    Inventors: James Edwards, David Myall
  • Patent number: 10996371
    Abstract: A computer executable algorithm adapted to propagate a boundary surface of a seed that is placed within a region of interest of a visual representation of a 3D seismic data so as to follow a natural contour of said region of interest, wherein said algorithm is executable to: (i) generate at least one attribute volume comprising at least on attribute derivable from said 3D seismic data set; (ii) generate at least one characteristic parameter for a plurality of candidate events of said 3D seismic data within a predefined gate region located forward of said propagating boundary surface; (iii) generate and assign a probability characteristic for said plurality of candidate events based on said at least one attribute volume and said at least one characteristic parameter; and propagate said boundary surface towards and incorporating any one of said plurality of candidate events that fulfils an acceptance criteria of said probability characteristic so as to generate a surface along the natural contour of said region
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Foster Findlay Associates Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Purves, James Lowell, Dale Norton, Jonathan Henderson
  • Patent number: 10997329
    Abstract: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is essential but can be expensive to perform. In an embodiment, a method includes sensing vibrations at a plurality of locations of a structure by a plurality of time-synchronized sensors. The method further includes determining a first set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at a first sample time to any sensors of a second sample time, and determining a second set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at the second sample time to any sensors of a third sample time. The second sample time is later than the first sample time, and the third sample time is later than the second sample time. The method then determines whether the structure has changed if the first set of dependencies is different from the second set of dependencies. Therefore, automated SHM can ensure safety at a lower cost to building owners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: William T. Freeman, Oral Buyukozturk, John W. Fisher, III, Frederic Durand, Hossein Mobahi, Neal Wadhwa, Zoran Dzunic, Justin G. Chen, James Long, Reza Mohammadi Ghazi, Theodericus Johannes Henricus Smit, Sergio Daniel Kapusta
  • Patent number: 10982861
    Abstract: A CHP optimal dispatching model is a mixed integer programming model and is used for a district heating system (DHS) comprising a heat source, a heating network and a heat load, and the heating network comprises a heat transmission network and a heat distribution network. A plurality of heating areas is divided, and one day is divided into a plurality of time periods; the heat transmission loss of the heat distribution network is omitted, and a heat transmission network model taking transmission time delay of the heating network into consideration is established according to the heat transmission network; a terminal heat consumer model capable of reflecting indoor temperature is established; and a combined optimal dispatching model comprising conventional generators, wind power units, CHP units, electric boilers and heat storage tanks is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Wei Gu, Chenyu Wu, Zhi Wu, Suyang Zhou, Ping Jiang
  • Patent number: 10977396
    Abstract: A technique includes determining at least one impulse response of a modeling and migration of at least one point scatterer in a target structure and based at least in part on the impulse response(s) and a reflection amplitude image, determining a model for at least part of the target structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Stewart Archer, Robin Fletcher, Weijian Mao, David Nichols
  • Patent number: 10962668
    Abstract: A method of reducing surface-scattered noise includes receiving seismic data associated with a marine region, where the marine region includes an ocean bottom, a first zone including water above the ocean bottom, and a second zone including earth subsurface layers below the ocean bottom, and the received seismic data includes signals reflected from the earth subsurface layers and surface-scattered noise reflected from the ocean bottom and an ocean surface; determining a water velocity for the first zone; determining bathymetric values of the ocean bottom; based on the determined water velocity and the bathymetric values, determining a velocity model for the marine region; based on the determined velocity model and wavelet functions of seismic source signals, calculating the surface-scattered noise by solving a wave equation; and determining the signals reflected from the earth subsurface layers by subtracting the calculated surface-scattered noise from the received seismic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Hongwei Liu, Yi Luo, Vincent Etienne
  • Patent number: 10954757
    Abstract: An illustrative domain-adaptive hydraulic fracturing simulator includes: a data acquisition module, a simulator module, and a visualization module. The data acquisition module acquires measurements of a subterranean formation undergoing a hydraulic fracturing operation. The simulator module provides a series of states for a model of the subterranean formation by: (a) constructing said model from the measurements, the model representing said current state throughout a modeled domain; (b) determining a core domain of influence within the modeled domain by identifying active fractures; (c) generating a linear set of equations to derive the subsequent state from the current state, the linear set of equations including fluid flow equations for the core domain of influence and excluding fluid flow equations for a region of the modeled domain outside the core domain of influence; and (d) deriving the subsequent state from the linear set of equations. The visualization module displays the series of states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinesh Ananda Shetty, Avi Lin
  • Patent number: 10956628
    Abstract: A method and system provide performance computing on a public grid. A computational mesh to solve a received engineering simulation (that has computations/processes) is computed. The mesh divides the CAD model up spatially into elements where conservation equations are formed. Mesh vertices identify nodes where field variables are defined. Each process owns a node/element and is assigned to a mesh partition. A solver application installed on each computer and each computer CPU spawns a thread to each CPU core. A matrix is assembled by each thread that computes numerical operators (that are stored as a coefficient matrix) that represent the conservation equations. The matrix is solved by solving the equations represented by the coefficient matrix. The solving yields field vectors that update the field variables at the nodes. The engineering solution is rendered based on the updated field variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventor: David Marc Waite
  • Patent number: 10943037
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and corresponding system for generating a computer-aided design (CAD) model from a finite element mesh. The method of the invention begins with selecting one or more mesh-element-faces on a finite element mesh that represents a geometric object to be formed of one or more geometric faces. Next, from the one or more selected mesh-element-faces, respective geometric faces are generated. Finally, any generated geometric faces are stitched together to make a geometric shell of the geometric object that the finite element mesh represents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Manish Chauhan, Dhiraj Nahar, Sumit Pal, Sameer Shah
  • Patent number: 10943044
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a computer-implemented method of simulating forward traveling voltages in a simulated circuit. The method includes inserting a traveling wave probe, via a processor, at an observation point of a simulated transmission line. The processor applies a first signal at an input of the traveling wave probe, and evaluates an output of the traveling wave probe. The processor next determines an instantaneous wave forward voltage and an instantaneous wave backward voltage at the traveling wave probe, and displays the instantaneous wave forward voltage and the instantaneous wave backward voltage via an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Zhaoqing Chen
  • Patent number: 10934813
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention comprises a system and method for optimizing the control scheme used for drilling operations based on the complex and large data sets available in realtime during operation of a wellsite and based on existing model data available at the wellsite for past similar drilling operations. Such optimizations typically require downtime to quantify how the realtime values will factor into the control model, but the present invention allows for such optimization in realtime in a closed-loop system that will reduce the non-productive time associated with reservoir operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Dykstra, Zhijie Sun, Yuzhen Xue