Patents Examined by Omar Fernandez Rivas
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 9690602
    Abstract: Present disclosure relates to a system for programming and verifying backplane controller chip firmware on target backplane controller chips. The system includes a backplane controller chip validation board. In certain embodiments, the backplane controller chip validation board includes: (a) a program/verify/validate controller chip, (b) one or more backplane controller chip sockets for installing one or more target backplane controller chips, and (c) a backplane simulator. The program/verify/validate controller chip includes backplane controller chip firmware verification software, a USB interface, and a software storage. The backplane simulator is used to simulate functions of drives, LEDs, and other devices of a backplane for verifying all functions of backplane controller chip firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventors: Shibu Abraham, Jay Pancholi, Kayalvizhi Dhandapani
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9684084
    Abstract: A roadmap for a field development strategy for optimal recovery is provided in a high quality 3D geological model. This geological model combines geological attributes, pore and rock properties for an optimum 3D representation of the reservoir thousands of feet beneath the surface. The model is based on the pertinent geological facies, derived from well core description and detailed studies of rock, as well as fluid and pore properties (Full Pore System) obtained from laboratory analyses of core material and well log data. These data differentiate various important pore throat and pore body regions and relationships, i.e., macroporosity and microporosity. Understanding hydrocarbon volumes in the various pore type groups and then establishing proper recovery techniques through focused laboratory studies yields a field development strategy that can significantly increase hydrocarbon recovery from a reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Roger R. Sung, Edward A. Clerke
  • Patent number: 9686122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for identifying PV system and solar irradiance sensor orientation and tilt based on energy production, energy received, simulated energy production, estimated energy received, production skew, and energy received skew. The present invention relates to systems and methods for detecting orientation and tilt of a PV system based on energy production and simulated energy production; for detecting the orientation and tilt of a solar irradiance sensor based on solar irradiance observation and simulated solar irradiance observation; for detecting orientation of a PV system based on energy production and energy production skew; and for detecting orientation of a solar irradiance sensor based on solar irradiance observation and solar irradiance observation skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Herzig, Matthew Williams, Shawn Kerrigan
  • Patent number: 9679029
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for adapting an information extraction middleware for a clustered computing environment (e.g., a cloud environment) by creating and managing a set of statistical models generated from performance statistics of operating devices within the clustered computing environment. This approach takes into account the required accuracy in modeling, including computation cost of modeling, to pick the best modeling solution at a given point in time. When higher accuracy is desired (e.g., nearing workload saturation), the approach adapts to use an appropriate modeling algorithm. Adapting statistical models to the data characteristics ensures optimal accuracy with minimal computation time and resources for modeling. This approach provides intelligent selective refinement of models using accuracy-based and operating probability-based triggers to optimize the clustered computing environment, i.e., maximize accuracy and minimize computation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Ayala, Kavita Chavda, Sandeep Gopisetty, Seshashayee S. Murthy, Aameek Singh, Sandeep M. Uttamchandani
  • Patent number: 9678776
    Abstract: Suppressing enabled newer facilities of an older simulated machine. This makes the native machine appear just like the corresponding older simulated machine. The invention creates the Allowed Facilities Table (AFT) that includes all the facilities of each simulated machine that needs to be supported and queries all the installed facilities of the simulated machine. It reads each machine facility of the simulated machine and checks the AFT that includes the state of all the facilities that are allowed to be enabled for the simulated machine to see if this installed facility is also enabled in the AFT. If the installed facility is also enabled in the AFT, then this facility may be used by the software without any problems. Otherwise, this facility should not be used. A system and program product for carrying out the method are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Louis P. Gomes
  • Patent number: 9679102
    Abstract: A system and method for placing a structure in a design for an interior of an aircraft. An initial placement for the structure is received by a processor unit. A suggested placement for the structure is identified by the processor unit from a number of structure placement engineering designs in an engineering design database for the aircraft using the initial placement. The suggested placement for the structure is displayed by the processor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Lawrence Stimson Lindgren, Len M. Baublitz
  • Patent number: 9679087
    Abstract: Techniques for modeling a data center are provided. In one aspect, a method for determining data center efficiency is provided. The method includes the following steps. Target parameters for the data center are obtained. Technology pre-requisite parameters for the data center are obtained. An optimum data center efficiency is determined given the target parameters for the data center and the technology pre-requisite parameters for the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hendrik F. Hamann, Sergio Adolfo Bermudez Rodriguez, Hans-Dieter Wehle
  • Patent number: 9665385
    Abstract: A storage system for simulation virtual shelves with physical storage shelves is disclosed. The storage system contains a management daemon configured to perform tasks relating to one or more virtual shelves in response to a request for a simulation test, where each physical storage shelf having one or more physical disks. It contains a simulation daemon providing a virtual shelf configuration information to the management daemon when the management daemon interacts with the one or more virtual shelves in response to the request. The storage system also contains a disk driver configured to interface the physical storage shelves with the management daemon. It further contains a simulation driver configured to, in response to the request for a simulation test, process instructions to and from the disk driver and the simulation daemon to simulate access to the one or more virtual shelves, without having to utilize multiple physical storage shelves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vy Nguyen, Yiqiang Ding, Venkata Ratnam Tatavarty, Zhongjie Wu
  • Patent number: 9665693
    Abstract: Methods for generating molecular formula distributions beyond a predetermined threshold for a petroleum stream are disclosed. An initial molecular formula distribution within a predetermined threshold is obtained for a petroleum stream. A correlation between two or more molecular properties of the initial molecular formula distribution is identified, and the initial molecular formula distribution is extrapolated beyond the predetermined threshold along the correlation. The extrapolated molecular formula is renormalized based on renormalization data obtained from the sample. The renormalized molecular formula distribution can then be blended with the initial molecular formula distribution, reconciled to secondary analytical measurements, and/or used to create a model of composition and/or a molecular composition-based model of a resid upgrading process. Systems for implementing the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Roland B. Saeger, Kaiyuan He