Patents Examined by Omar Fernandez Rivas
  • Patent number: 9906136
    Abstract: An embodiment method for designing a power converter system includes receiving, by a processor, power converter design parameters. The design parameters include a minimum DC input voltage Vmin and a maximum DC input voltage Vmax, a minimum switching frequency fmin and a maximum switching frequency fmax of a switching bridge of the power converter, and a target output voltage and a target output power. The method also includes calculating, by the processor, a first power converter configuration. The first power converter configuration includes a calculated magnetizing inductance Lmc equal to Re tan(?)(2?fmin)?1, where ? is a load angle complement equal to a sin(VminVmax?1), and Re is an equivalent reflected load resistance of the power converter. The first power converter configuration also includes a calculated resonant inductance Lrc equal to Lmc cos2(?)(fmax2fmin?2?1)?1 and a calculated resonant capacitance Crc equal to Lrc?1(2?fmax)?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
    Inventors: Mladen Ivankovic, Fred Sawyer
  • Patent number: 9904331
    Abstract: A system and method for designing aspects of a cooling system for a data center is provided. A method is provided including computing cooling redundancy at each rack position in a data center, in real time. The redundancy can be reported using the traditional N+1, N+2, etc. notation, where N is the number of coolers required to meet the primary cooling load type specification. The redundancy can also be reported in terms of a Cooling Reliability Index (CRI) which also takes into account the inherent availability of the specific cooling units in the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James W. VanGilder, Christopher M. Healey
  • Patent number: 9904517
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically generating a displayable model of an application. A first and second screenshots of a first and second screens produced by an application may be captured and stored in a model. Transition information related to a transition from the first to the second screen may be obtained and stored in the model. A session may be recorded by recording screenshots and related events. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Applitools Ltd.
    Inventor: Adam Carmi
  • Patent number: 9886533
    Abstract: A system is provided. The system comprises a computer system comprising at least one processor, a thermodynamic state solver application, and a thermodynamic system solver application. When executed by the at least one processor, the thermodynamic state solver application computes a flash equilibrium state solution for each of a plurality of nodes in a thermodynamic network and determines for each of the plurality of nodes at least one sensitivity of a first thermodynamic property with reference to at least one second thermodynamic property. When executed by the at least one processor, the thermodynamic system solver computes a pressure at each of the nodes and flows between the nodes based at least in part on the sensitivities, wherein a result based on the pressures and flows is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Software, LLC
    Inventor: Ian H. Boys
  • Patent number: 9879994
    Abstract: A method for locating a position determining device in an interior construction site of a building to provide line-of-sight access to a plurality of construction points in the interior construction site, includes accessing a three-dimensional model of the site by a computer system, the model including coordinates of construction points in the site to be located with a position determining device. The method further includes determining a location for placing a position determining device by the computer system, in which no obstructions at the site preclude line-of-sight access by the position determining device to the plurality of construction points. The method may further include receiving spatial data by the computer system, and deriving the three dimensional model by the computer system based upon the spatial data. The position determining device may comprise a robotic total station or other such device. The method is implemented on a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Kahle, Pat Bohle
  • Patent number: 9868145
    Abstract: A forming simulation method of an elastic-plastic material, which includes: calculating an element equivalent nodal force vector from stress tensor using a finite element method for one or a plurality of finite elements of a target configuration of the elastic-plastic material; and calculating the total equivalent nodal force vector of areas by integrating the element equivalent nodal force vector for the calculated one or more finite elements over all the areas or specified areas of the elastic-plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Suzuki, Takashi Ariga, Akihiro Uenishi, Shigeru Yonemura
  • Patent number: 9864098
    Abstract: A method, including: identifying a well target or reservoir segment; defining a dynamic surface grid, the dynamic surface grid being a representation of a ground surface, sea-level, or subsea surface above a reservoir upon which a drill center is locatable, and the dynamic surface grid including a plurality of cells that define potential locations for the drill center; assigning, to each of the plurality of cells of the dynamic surface grid, a value of a drilling or geologic attribute that defines a quality of a drill center position relative to the well target or reservoir segment; and selecting, based on a value of the drilling or geologic attribute, a location for the drill center corresponding to a location represented on the dynamic surface grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Jose J. Sequeira, Jr., Yao-Chou Cheng, Rune Musum
  • Patent number: 9866454
    Abstract: A device receives web data, associated with user devices, that is generated based on interactions of the user devices with a network and one or more content provider devices. The device removes erroneous or objectionable web data from the web data to generate a subset of the web data, and categorizes the subset of the web data by assigning categories to the subset of the web data. The device performs an empirical estimation of the categorized subset of the web data to generate empirical estimations. The device performs a simulation of the empirical estimations to generate synthetic data that corresponds to the web data and removes private information relating to the user devices and users of the user devices, and stores the synthetic data in a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok N. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9851987
    Abstract: Various embodiments include nested emulation for a source application and source emulator. Duplicate source ISA libraries redirect the source emulator library calls to a target library, thereby forcing the native emulator through proper emulation channels between first and second ISAs. Other embodiments concern accelerating dynamic linking by determining certain function calls that, rather than being processed through emulation of PLT code, are instead directly called without the need for PLT code translation. Some embodiments address both nested emulation and accelerated dynamic linking but other embodiments include one of nested emulation and accelerated dynamic linking. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xueliang Zhong, Jianhui Li, Jian Ping Chen, Tingtao Li, Yong Wu, Wen Tan, Xiao Dong Lin
  • Patent number: 9851993
    Abstract: In an approach for optimizing a virtual machine (VM) operating system (OS) template, one or more processors obtain a list of packages in an existing VM template. The processors obtain a list of packages required to be included in the existing VM template. The processors determine differences between the list of packages in the existing VM template and the list of packages required to be included in the existing VM template. The processors update the existing VM template based on the determined differences between the list of packages in the existing VM template and the list of packages required to be included in the existing VM template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wunchon Beak, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 9850717
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a method for analyzing a fixed cutter drill bit, said method including selecting a cutter; selecting an earth formation; simulating drilling performance of the fixed cutter bit having at least once cutter thereon; performing finite element analysis using outputs from the simulating; and outputting stress on the at least one cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Zhehua Zhang, Jiaqing Yu
  • Patent number: 9852239
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for prediction of community reaction to a post for an online social community is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a proposed post as input to a generated prediction model prior to the proposed post being posted to an online social community; predicting a community reaction to the proposed post using the prediction model; and displaying the predication, wherein the prediction comprises a sentiment score and at least one of a number of responses, a number of responders to the post, a longevity of the post, or a half-life of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anandhavelu Natarajan, Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Vineet Gupta, Anand Ganesan, Anuj Jain, Shriram Revankar, Japnik Singh, Bharat Polineni
  • Patent number: 9844680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-aided simulation tool, in particular to computer-aided simulation methods, for providing assistance in the planning of thermotherapy, and to suitably configured computer equipment. The thermotherapy comprises hyperthermic treatment of a tumour volume within a volume of a human body. The hyperthermic treatment comprises the application of a magnetic field within a treatment volume by means of a magnetic field applicator. In at least one depot volume, thermal energy can be introduced by means of magnetic, paramagnetic and/or superparamagnetic nanoparticles deposited in the body, by power absorption in the applied magnetic field. Field strength values and optionally calculated temperature distributions are provided for assisting the user in the planning of the thermotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MAGFORCE AG
    Inventors: Jacek Nadobny, Peng Liu, Jens-Thorsten Ollek, Heike C. Bender
  • Patent number: 9846587
    Abstract: A system includes a host data processing system and a target platform coupled to the host data processing system. The target platform includes an emulation system. The emulation system includes a processor system, an emulation circuit coupled to the processor system through an integrated circuit (IC) interconnect, and a performance monitor coupled to the IC interconnect. The emulation system receives, from the host data processing system, a software emulation model and a data traffic pattern. The emulation system emulates a system architecture by executing the software emulation model within the processor system and implementing the data traffic pattern over the IC interconnect using the emulation circuit. The emulation system provides, to the host data processing system, measurement data collected by the performance monitor during the emulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Paul R. Schumacher, Graham F. Schelle, Patrick Lysaght, Yi-Hua Yang
  • Patent number: 9833301
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Rune Fisker, Sven Nonboe
  • Patent number: 9836574
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring device (VMO) in accordance with the invention comprises a microprocessor programmed to simulate a vehicle's powertrain, that is arranged to receive signals from a vehicle's engine management system to produce a real-time simulated model of the vehicle's powertrain operation when the vehicle's actual instantaneous fuel consumption and/or emissions can be accurately predicted during operation of the vehicle and compared with predetermined or calculated performance characteristics for the powertrain under the pertaining conditions in order to display the instantaneous operating conditions in relation to the optimum under any driving condition. The VMO is advantageously arranged to receive the signals from the on-board diagnostics (OBO or OBO-II or equivalent) port. The VMO is preferably programmed so that the performance coefficient is used to calculate the instantaneous and/or cumulative quantity or percentage of fuel wasted as a result of non-optimum operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tantalum Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Alexandra Willard, Glen Alan Tunstall, Ruth Dixon, Emmanouil Hatiris
  • Patent number: 9836584
    Abstract: A method for quantitative determination of nonisothermal thermooxidative degradation effects of a polyolefin material containing a residual catalyst. The method includes determining a first thermooxidative degradation by obtaining a thermogravimetric analysis spectrum of polyolefin, and then modifying the first thermooxidative degradation based on a structure of the residual catalyst to obtain final thermooxidative degradation properties of the polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Muhammad Atiqullah, Mohammad Mozahar Hossain
  • Patent number: 9830408
    Abstract: A system and method for evaluating the performance of a weapon platform by modeling, simulating, and analyzing all relative aspects of an engagement that would contribute to a fired projectile missing its intended impact point. The present system embodies various aspects as software objects and defines their dependencies and structure using a multi-node tree. The present system uses an imaged based approach to capture the lethality of ammunition, vulnerability of the targets, and results of an engagement scenario. Monte Carlo simulation is used to calculate the outcome statics and to display individual outcomes of the engagement to the user. The resulting product surpasses the capabilities and performance of conventional systems, protects proprietary information, and reduces the amount of time needed to analyze a weapon system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Tomas Bober
  • Patent number: 9824087
    Abstract: A method for designing a mould (120) for casting a semi-finished ophthalmic lens blank, wherein the surface of the mould (120) is designed so that the surface of the mould fits a predetermined closed curve, wherein the predetermined closed curve is representative of the geometry of a gasket (160) to be used in association with the mould (10). A method for assembling a mould assembly (100) and a method for casting a semi-finished ophthalmic lens blank, and a computer program product including software code portions for performing steps of these methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE)
    Inventors: Carlos Rego, Jerome Moine, Matthieu Guillot
  • Patent number: 9821465
    Abstract: An omnidirectional treadmill environment simulator is disclosed. The omnidirectional treadmill environment simulator includes a circular simulator stage area, a plurality of transport mechanisms that maintain an object at or near the center of a circular simulator stage area and at least one processor. The processor is configured to collect position data of the object and process the position data to control the transport mechanisms. Also included is a receiver for receiving data from a remote location and a terrain analysis computer for processing the data received from the remote location. The terrain analysis computer collects the data received from the remote location to form an accurate simulation of an upcoming condition at the remote location. The omnidirectional treadmill environment simulator includes a transmitter for transmitting the position data to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Dean Stephens, Jr.