Patents Examined by Omar Fernandez Rivas
  • Patent number: 10169832
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and instrumentation for predictive and adaptive controllers devised to ensure uninterrupted operation of standalone electrical supply systems powered by sustainable energy sources. The device hereby referred to as SelfMaster™ is an expert system that manages the energy conversion, storage, and consumption in an isolated electric grid based on data collected during past and current operation of the system and predicted future states of the primary energy sources, storage level, and demand. The sustainable primary energy sources managed by SelfMaster™ may include, but not limited to, wind force, solar radiation, and biofuels. The energy storage system is a combination of batteries, hydrogen, biofuel, and hot water tanks. Electric demand consists of critical, non-critical, and deferrable loads identified according to the activities supported by the supply system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Oguz Soysal, Hilkat Soysal, Charles Leo Manto
  • Patent number: 10119374
    Abstract: A method for simulating fluid flows in a petroleum reservoir to improve final oil recovery. The fluid comprises water, hydrocarbon, and surfactant components. The method comprises a flash step for calculating compositions via two stages. A first stage comprises a first flash to determine first compositions of the water, oil and gas phases and is performed by omitting the surfactant component in the fluid. A second stage comprises a second flash to determine a microemulsion composition of the microemulsion phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAL SA
    Inventors: Leonardo Patacchini, Romain De Loubens, Arthur Moncorge
  • Patent number: 10114911
    Abstract: A fluid structure interaction simulation method includes a graph information forming process to form graph information of nodes obtained by discretizing a computing region for each of a fluid and a structure that are represented by meshes, and a main time development loop process to simulate a physical phenomenon. The loop process includes arranging IMEs (Interaction Mediating Elements) that move with a displacement of the structure, on a boundary of the structure, defining, within the IME, correcting functions of a pressure and a velocity of the fluid that interact with the pressure and the velocity of the fluid and the displacement of the structure, and executing a simulation based on the correcting functions, in a state in which the meshes of the fluid are mismatched to the meshes of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Takashi Yamazaki, Yoshimasa Kadooka, Toshiaki Hisada, Seiryo Sugiura, Takumi Washio, Junichi Okada
  • Patent number: 10108762
    Abstract: Conventional computational simulation and inversion of subsurface flow is expensive, which is wasteful in terms of time and energy consumption. The present invention discloses a process for implementation of mathematical techniques such as forward simulation, sensitivity analysis, and inversion to physical microstructure models for subsurface fluid simulation. This process not only offers accurate and reliable results, but also is cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Claudius Feger, Lior Horesh, Ulisses T. Mello, Maria J. B. Moura
  • Patent number: 10102312
    Abstract: A method for determining performance levels of at least one turbine engine propeller in an incident air flow (V) including an axial component (Vz) and a tangential component (V?), the propeller being modelled by a defined generalized theoretical model (Mg), for plural blade angles (ß) of the propeller, by a set of adimensional coefficients, including at least one generalized advance coefficient (Jg), a generalized power coefficient (CPg), and a generalized traction coefficient (CTg) defined by formulae: ? { J g = v z u - v ? ? C Tg ? ( ? ) = T ? ( ? ) ? · ( u - v ? ) 2 · D 2 C Pg ? ( ? ) = P ? ( ? ) ? · ( u - v ? ) 3 · D 2 wherein the generalized theoretical model (Mg) of the propeller is parameterized with input conditions of the turbine engine, including at least the axial component (Vz), the tangential component of the incident air flow (V?), the blade angle (ß) and the drive speed (u) of the propeller; and at leas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventor: Nicolas Jerome Jean Tantot
  • Patent number: 10083256
    Abstract: A control system for use in extracting hydrocarbons from an underground deposit is disclosed that comprises an electromagnetic heating system and a processor. The electromagnetic heating system is configured to heat the underground deposit to facilitate fluid flow of a resource for extraction from the underground deposit. The processor is configured to control the electromagnetic heating system in response to temperature data and pressure data for the underground deposit. The processor correlates the temperature data and pressure data with predetermined water phase characteristics to control the electromagnetic heating system so that substantially all water in the underground deposit is maintained in a liquid state. The control system may also generate voxel data corresponding to spatial characteristics of the underground deposit. The spatial characteristics may be presented as a map on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis Eugene Parsche, David M. Daniel
  • Patent number: 10053913
    Abstract: A method of determining when tool string parameters should be altered to avoid undesirable effects that would likely occur if the tool string were employed to drill a borehole includes, modeling portions or an entirety of the tool string in the borehole under steady state loading conditions, identifying deflections of the tool string with the modeling when buckling would occur for specific tool string parameters, and calculating whether whirl exhibiting similar deflections of the tool string to those identified during buckling would be undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Forstner, Christian Linke
  • Patent number: 10042962
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for implementation of a mid-surface modeler including a receiver, selector, clusterer and mid-surface constructor. The receiver is to receive a solid model of a structural product composed of structural components, with the solid model representing the components by a collection of geometry. The selector is to select a group of geometry from the geometry in the solid model, with the group of geometry having approximately the same shape, and being perpendicular to an axis of a local coordinate system. The clusterer is to cluster geometry of the group of geometry into one or more clusters of geometry based on a relationship between the geometry, with each cluster of the cluster(s) representing a component of the component(s). And the mid-surface constructor is to construct a mid-surface model of the product, including computation of respective one or more mid-surfaces for the cluster(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Omid B. Nakhjavani, James S. Lee, Gregory M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10037443
    Abstract: A simulation environment is provided for running a process simulation used to validate an industrial control program. The simulation environment exposes the I/O module configurations defined in the control program and retrieves module configuration information therefrom. This I/O module configuration information is combined with generic, module-specific I/O module profiles to create a pool of available controller I/O points, which can be selectively associated with I/O points in the simulation to create an I/O point mapping. During control program validation, simulated I/O data is exchanged between the process simulation and the I/O module instances in the controller in accordance with the I/O point mapping. A variation of these techniques for use with cloud-based emulations is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Raymond J. Staron, Danny L. Carnahan, Kenwood H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10013518
    Abstract: Structural parameters of a specimen are determined by fitting models of the response of the specimen to measurements collected by different measurement techniques in a combined analysis. Models of the response of the specimen to at least two different measurement technologies share at least one common geometric parameter. In some embodiments, a model building and analysis engine performs x-ray and optical analyses wherein at least one common parameter is coupled during the analysis. The fitting of the response models to measured data can be done sequentially, in parallel, or by a combination of sequential and parallel analyses. In a further aspect, the structure of the response models is altered based on the quality of the fit between the models and the corresponding measurement data. For example, a geometric model of the specimen is restructured based on the fit between the response models and corresponding measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Bakeman, Andrei V. Shchegrov, Qiang Zhao, Zhengquan Tan
  • Patent number: 10007752
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a curve-fitting procedure for determining proximity effect device parameters in semiconductor fabrication. Methods presented herein are adapted to determine the impact of narrow width related effects on device characteristics by comparing two-dimensional (2D) and/or three-dimensional (3D) device simulations. Methods presented herein are adapted to determine the accuracy of conventional extraction methods utilizing non-rectangular gate device simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd, National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Kuen-Yu Tsai, Meng-Fu You, Yi-Chang Lu
  • Patent number: 10004130
    Abstract: A method and a device for simulating the realization of lighting effects in an environment are disclosed. The method may receive environment data, user input indicative of lighting effects, and data indicative of what installable devices exist. Based thereon, the method may generate at least one implementation option for each lighting effect and select one implementation option for each lighting effect. As a result, realization data based on the environment data and selected implementation options options can be generated. A simulator for simulating realization of lighting effects is adapted to communicate, on the one hand, with a user or other provider of environment and lighting effect data, and, on the other, with a source of information on installable hardware device. The simulator can be operable in a design mode, an implementation mode, a selection mode and a realization mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Antonia Gebina Le Guevel-Scholtens, Markus Gerardus Leonardus Maria Van Doorn, Salome Galjaard
  • Patent number: 9995835
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method for implementing a finite difference time domain modeling with multiple APCs are disclosed herein. The disclosed methods and systems overcome the memory capacity limitation of APCs by having each APC perform multiple timesteps on a small piece of the computational domain or data volume in a APC queued manner. The cost of transferring data between host and compute accelerator can then be amortized over multiple timesteps, greatly reducing the amount of PCI bandwidth required to sustain high propagation speeds. The APC queued nature of the algorithm achieves linear scaling of PCI throughput with increasing number of APCs, allowing the algorithm to scale up to many dozens of APCs in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Thor Johnsen, Alexander Loddoch, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 9984181
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for designing three dimensional lattice structures include, in one aspect, a method including: calculating a radius of incidence for respective pairings of beams of different sizes that converge at a junction in a lattice; determining a maximized radius of incidence for each of the beams based on the radii of incidence for the pairings with that beam; comparing the maximized radii of incidence to find a global radius for the junction; calculating local intersection points and global intersection points, respectively, for each of the beams with a local sphere defined by the maximized radius of incidence for that beam and with a global sphere defined by the global radius for the junction; and generating meshing with sockets for the beams at the junction using the local intersection points and the global intersection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Within Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Hooman Shayani, Srikanth Reddy Bethi
  • Patent number: 9981187
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for simulating a sound in a virtual scenario, and a terminal. The method includes: determining whether a virtual object is in a falling state; detecting, when the virtual object is in the falling state, whether a virtual object collides with another virtual object in a virtual scenario; and invoking sound data when the virtual object collides with the another virtual object, and simulating a sound according to the invoked sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Yan, Weilin Zhang, Wenyong Zhao
  • Patent number: 9977858
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable storage mediums and systems provide for designing a motor drive power system including switching mode power conversion equipment. According to aspects of the disclosure, a resonant point is shifted to a shifted resonant point by changing impedance of at least one of a feeder or a motor. An EMI filter is designed for the shifted resonant point that is at a higher frequency such that the EMI filter for the shifted resonant point is lighter as compared to an EMI filter designed for the resonant point before it is shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eugene V. Solodovnik, Kamiar J. Karimi
  • Patent number: 9977843
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a lighting control system layout for a site. The site includes a plurality of floors and a plurality of lighting control system components. In response to a request from a user for the lighting control system layout, a user interface may be provided. The user interface includes a three-dimensional representation of the site. The three-dimensional representation includes a plurality of layers representative of the plurality of floors and a plurality of icons representative of the plurality of lighting control system components. The user may, in turn, perform one or more actions in connection with the provided interface. In response, different and/or additional information about the site, particularly the lighting control system, may be provided in the user interface. The provided lighting control system layout allows users, such as, for example, site managers, to easily navigate, maintain, and mange a lighting control system for a site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KENALL MAUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Dahlen, Daniel W. Cooley
  • Patent number: 9971914
    Abstract: A simulation environment for running a process simulation used to validate an industrial control program. The simulation environment exposes the I/O module configurations defined in the control program and retrieves module configuration information therefrom. This I/O module configuration information is combined with generic, module-specific I/O module profiles to create a pool of available controller I/O points, which can be selectively associated with I/O points in the simulation to create an I/O point mapping. During control program validation, simulated I/O data is exchanged between the process simulation and the I/O module instances in the controller in accordance with the I/O point mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Raymond J. Staron, Danny L. Carnahan, Kenwood H. Hall
  • Patent number: 9953108
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system of computer-aided design products for dynamically manipulating an assembly of objects in a three-dimensional scene. The system and method provide the assembly of objects with information relative to kinematic joints linking objects of the assembly. The system and method provide a dynamic manipulating tool (DM) embedded in the scene. The DM tool includes a reference with three-axes allowing for each axis a degree of freedom in translation and a degree of freedom in rotation. Next the system and method attach said dynamic manipulating tool (DM) to one object of the assembly, and select a degree of freedom of the dynamic manipulating tool (DM) attached to the object of the assembly. The system/method apply a load according to said selected degree of freedom and calculates and displays in real-time the result of a dynamic simulation of said load applying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventors: Laurent Santiquet, Bertrand Faure
  • Patent number: 9946817
    Abstract: A method for calculating an interaction potential between filler particles in a polymeric material by using a computer is disclosed. The method comprises: arranging filler models and polymer models in a virtual space; calculating a free energy in the virtual space based on a mean field theory; obtaining parameters of the Lennard-Jones potential by approximating the free energy to the Lennard-Jones potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Ueno