Patents by Examiner Omar Fernandez Rivas
  • Patent number: 9765571
    Abstract: A method for selecting a drill bit, the method including selecting a first drill bit design, simulating the first drill bit design drilling an earth formation under selected conditions, graphically displaying at least a portion of the simulating, analyzing results of the simulating, wherein the analyzing comprises reviewing a steerability of the first bit design, selecting a second drill bit design, simulating the second drill bit design drilling an earth formation under selected conditions, graphically displaying at least a portion of the simulating, analyzing results of the simulating, wherein the analyzing comprises reviewing a steerability of the second bit design and selecting, based upon the analyzing, a bit design is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Sujian J. Huang
  • Patent number: 9767229
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for simulating the unsteady aerodynamic loads being exerted on the external structure of an aircraft, notably in the context of a simulation of the buffeting of a wing surface in an airflow. The method includes a step of measurement of pressure (410) at different points of a grid, a step of calculation of the spectral density at these points (420) followed by extrapolation/interpolation operations to calculate the missing measurements (430), a step of estimation of the pressure coherence (440) for each pair of points of the grid, a step of estimation of the interspectral pressure density (450) for these same pairs of points, from the coherence thus estimated, and a step of calculation of the aerodynamic loads (460) by summing the real part of the interspectral density for the area of the wing surface having a separation of the boundary layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Raul Calderon, Christophe David
  • Patent number: 9766996
    Abstract: A generic performance model is generated for a program job, wherein the program job executes one or more map tasks in a map phase and one or more reduce tasks in a reduce phase in a distributed computing system. The generic performance model is trained to generate a trained performance model based on historical performance of the program job and a set of one or more program job-specific parameters. Performance of a subsequent execution of the program job is predicted based on the trained performance model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Stephen Todd
  • Patent number: 9766911
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to a systems and methods for operating a non-native binary in dynamic binary translation environment. In accordance with an embodiment, there is provided a computer program product in a computer readable medium. The product includes program code for receiving a non-native binary in a computer readable medium and program code for translating the non-native binary. Additionally, the product includes program code for executing the translated non-native binary, the non-native binary including one or more threads, and program code for pausing execution of the translated non-native binary. The product also includes program code for providing guest instruction boundary information to a monitoring process and program code for analyzing a state of each thread of the translated non-native binary. Moreover, the product includes program code for fast-forwarding at least one thread so that its state is consistent with the guest instruction boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Abhinav Das, Jiwei Lu, William Y. Chen, Chandramouli Banerjee
  • Patent number: 9754323
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing a rule based exchange simulator are presented. A plurality of rules may be received at an exchange simulator that define how orders should be processed at the exchange simulator. The received rules may be stored, for instance, at a rules engine. For example, rules may comprise a fill rule, a cancel rule, a reject rule, a no acknowledgment rule, and a market data rule. An order that comprises a stock exchange order may be received at the exchange simulator. For example, an order may comprise a buy or sell order for a particular instrument, such as a stock, and may comprise a particular quantity. Based on the one or more rules stored in the rules engine, the received order may be fully filled, partially filled, or not filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Rehman Ahmed Khan, Srinivasa Rao Aravala, Suhas Prakash Shahapurkar
  • Patent number: 9747128
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention relate to a method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for providing a worldwide distributed file system model. The method includes providing a layer across at least one file system for presentation as a worldwide distributed file system and presenting the layer across the at least one file system as the worldwide distributed file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sudhir Vijendra, Patricia G. S. Florissi
  • Patent number: 9747099
    Abstract: A computation system for computing interactions in a multiple-body simulation includes an array of processing modules arranged into one or more serially interconnected processing groups of the processing modules. Each of the processing modules includes storage for data elements and includes circuitry for performing pairwise computations between data elements each associated with a spatial location. Each of the pairwise computations makes use of a data element from the storage of the processing module and a data element passing through the serially interconnected processing modules. Each of the processing modules includes circuitry for selecting the pairs of data elements according to separations between spatial locations associated with the data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: D.E. Shaw Research LLC
    Inventors: David E. Shaw, Martin M. Deneroff, Ron O. Dror, Richard H. Larson, John K. Salmon
  • Patent number: 9740434
    Abstract: A storage device includes a first storage and a processor. The processor is configured to emulate an access to a physical tape with an access to a second storage. The processor is configured to store, in the first storage, first position information in which a first position in a first physical tape is associated with a storage position in the second storage. The processor is configured to receive an instruction to move data stored at the first position in the first physical tape to a second physical tape. The processor is configured to store, in the first storage, second position information in which a second position in the second physical tape is associated with the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takaaki Yamato, Fumio Matsuo, Katsuo Enohara, Tetsuya Kinoshita, Takashi Murayama, Nobuyuki Hirashima, Yuki Furukawa, Hidetoshi Nishi
  • Patent number: 9741263
    Abstract: A method for assisting a user with surgical implementation of a preoperative plan includes generating a physical native tissue model of a native patient tissue. The physical native tissue model includes at least one primary patient tissue area including a surface of interest, at least one secondary patient tissue area including no surfaces of interest, and a base surface for engaging a supporting structure. The physical native tissue model, as generated, includes at least one information feature providing clinically useful information to the user. The information feature is substantially separated from the surface of interest. An apparatus for assisting a user with surgical implementation of a preoperative plan is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Joseph P. Iannotti, Wael K. Barsoum, Jason A. Bryan, Peter D. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9733373
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to methods of modeling and building models of oil-and-gas deposits. More particularly, the invention relates to a computer-implemented method, a computerized system, and a computer-readable medium designed for automated identification of surfaces for building a geologic-hydrodynamic model of an oil and gas deposit based on seismic data. A technical result is the improvement of the accuracy of building a geological-hydrodynamic model of an oil-and-gas deposit. The objective of embodiments of the invention is to provide a method, device, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium designed for the implementation of stages accounting for a considerable part of the entire problem of building a geological-hydrodynamic model, namely, automated (that is, requiring the user to participate only in the stage of initial data input) building of a set of surfaces based on input seismic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: OOO Rock Flow Dynamic
    Inventors: Olga Andreevna Cheskis, Semen Leonidovich Tregub, Andrey Sergeevich Kazarov
  • Patent number: 9727440
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of simulating performance characteristics of a virtual machine are disclosed. An example method may include selecting and inserting a virtual machine into a business application service group that includes a plurality of enterprise network devices, initiating a simulation sequence for a predetermined amount of time, recording results of the simulation sequence, and storing the results in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Suit
  • Patent number: 9726750
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment provides an ultra-wide band radio frequency real-time location system (RTLS), synchronized with a GPS location system to provide reliable location data, in and around concrete and steel superstructures to a BIM graphic model system, to gather and display worker location data and coordinate its display for use. The RTLS system continuously locates each participant through the use of an active RFID tag and/or GPS location device, which may be placed in a personnel badge and verified. The location system logs the participant locations in a database for real-time information retrieval and upload into a BIM display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Specialty Electrical, LLC
    Inventor: Scotty Ray Gross
  • Patent number: 9727669
    Abstract: In a computer system, a pedestrian dataset that indicates position fixes for several portable devices is received, such that each portable device corresponds to a respective pedestrian. Raw heat scores for several geographic units of equal size are generated based on the pedestrian dataset, each raw heat score being indicative of a number of position fixes in the corresponding geographic unit. A selection of a geographic area that contains some of the geographic units is received, and normalized heat scores for these geographic units are generated based on at least some of the generated raw heat scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Marc P. T. Wilson, Gemma Exton, Sarah Fortune, Andrew Eland, Fiona E. Herring
  • Patent number: 9717508
    Abstract: A method of preoperative planning and provision of patient-specific surgical aids includes creating a virtual model of a native patient tissue. A virtual device is placed into a predetermined device orientation relative to the virtual model of the native patient tissue. At least one predetermined landmark orientation is specified for placement of at least one virtual landmark relative to the native patient tissue. A virtual patient-specific template containing the predetermined landmark orientation and having a landmark guiding feature is generated. At least one virtual patient-specific placement guide configured to interact simultaneously with at least one previously placed virtual landmark and the virtual device when the virtual device is in the predetermined device orientation is generated. A physical patient-specific template is created as a tangible representation of the virtual patient-specific template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Joseph P. Iannotti, Wael K. Barsoum, Jason A. Bryan, Peter D. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9721313
    Abstract: A method and a device for identifying a feasibility of a transmission interface constraint in an online rolling dispatching are provided. The method comprises: S1, establishing an online rolling dispatching model including a transmission interface constraint; S2, establishing a Lagrangian relaxation dual problem of the online rolling dispatching model; and S3, identifying a feasibility of the transmission interface constraint by solving the Lagrangian relaxation dual problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Wenchuan Wu, Boming Zhang, Hongbin Sun, Zhigang Li, Qinglai Guo
  • Patent number: 9721045
    Abstract: It is provided a computer-implemented method of three-dimensional design in an immersive virtual environment. The method comprises the steps of determining a position of an instantiation of a physical designer in the virtual environment; instantiating an object via an interaction of the instantiation of the physical designer with a stocking zone attached to its position, the interaction being controlled by a body configuration of the physical designer; and performing a design operation with the object. Such a method improves the design of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventor: Pierre-Antoine Arrighi
  • Patent number: 9708897
    Abstract: A method for performing an oilfield operation of an oilfield having a subterranean formation. The method includes collecting oilfield data and deploying a first plug-in including a first oilfield technology functionality into an oilfield hosting application. The method further includes performing an oilfield analysis on the collected oilfield data in the oilfield hosting application using the first oilfield technology functionality of the first plug-in to generate an oilfield output and adjusting an oilfield operation based on the oilfield output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shashi Menon, Eric Jonathan Schoen, Amit Lodh, Truls Arnegaard, Stephen Whitley, Keith Tushingham
  • Patent number: 9697020
    Abstract: The automatic generation of a real-time scheduler for scheduling the execution of tasks on a real-time system is disclosed. The scheduler may allow task overruns in the execution of the tasks on the real-time system. The task overruns may occur when the execution of a task for a current sample hit is not completed before a next sample hit. When the task overruns occur, the scheduler may delay the execution of the task for the next sample hit until the execution of the task for the current sample hit is completed. The execution of the task for the next sample hit is performed after the execution of the task for the current sample hit is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Mathworks, Inc.
    Inventor: David Maclay
  • Patent number: 9689207
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wellbore optimization, which include numerical procedures for selecting an optimal wellbore trajectory and casing strength based on Formation Loading Potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Xinpu Shen, Mao Bai, William Bradley Standifird
  • Patent number: 9689245
    Abstract: The feasibility of performing hydraulic fracturing can be assessed by analyzing the effect of skin on the overall deliverability of a reservoir. Aspects of the disclosure provide a method to determine equivalent skin in hydraulic fractured system through a semi analytical correlation obtained by numerical modeling. Two 3D models are considered: a base case without fracture and a complex case with fractures. The base case is simulated by varying matrix permeabilities while the fractured model is run with different sets of varying fracture's lengths, widths, and permeability as well as matrix permeabilities. The two cases are comparatively analyzed and skin is determined. A generalized correlation for determination of skin is derived through application of multivariate regression technique on obtained skins and their corresponding variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Rizwan Ahmed Khan, Sami Abdulaziz Alnuaim, Muzammil Hussain Rammay