Patents Examined by Rehana Perveen
  • Patent number: 11361116
    Abstract: Methods for accurately modeling blends in a solid model and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a solid model including a plurality of faces and bosses, and identifying a pocket from the plurality of faces, including one or more pocket edges to be blended. The method includes performing an analyze pockets process on the pocket and identifying at least one of a tool type, a tool method, or a tool dimension for machining the pocket. The method includes performing a blend pocket process to model blends on the pocket edges and adding blends to the solid model at the pocket edges in a predefined order, according to the blend pocket analysis, to produce a modified solid model. The method includes displaying the modified solid model by the data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Xiuchang Li, Hui Qin, Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 11354476
    Abstract: There is a significant precaution when performing random dopant fluctuation by using the drift-diffusion model that is the basis of the conventional device simulation. Because the continuation by a long wavelength approximation was done to derive said drift-diffusion model. That is how to recover the location dependence of discrete impurity ions in the long wavelength approximation. For example, in the case that there is an impurity ion near to the interface to an insulating film, the charge density of an impurity ion, which was made continuous in the conventional method, is unable to catch the charge density change due to polarization at the interface. Because this polarization is dependent of the location of a discrete impurity ion near to the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11354465
    Abstract: Electronic system level (ESL) design and verification of the present disclosure is utilized to provide an electronic simulation and modeling of function safety and fault management of an electronic device. A method for simulating a safety circuit includes providing an electronic architectural design to perform one or more functional behaviors of the electronic device in accordance with an electronic design specification. The method further includes modeling the safety circuit of the electronic architectural design and one or more other electronic circuits of the electronic architectural design that communicate with the safety circuit. The method further includes simulating, using the modeling, operation of the safety circuit while the electronic architectural design is performing the one or more functional behaviors. The method also includes determining whether the simulated operation of the safety circuit satisfies the electronic design specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Yuan Ting, Sandeep Kumar Goel, Yun-Han Lee, Mei Wong, Hsin-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11353622
    Abstract: System and method of developing a hydrocarbon reservoir that includes the following: determining, for each of the layers, a reservoir model defining layers representing a portion of a hydrocarbon reservoir; determining points of intersection; generating, for each of the layers, a two-dimensional (2D) unstructured mesh layer including a triangulated mesh; generating, for each pair of adjacent 2D unstructured mesh layers of the reservoir model, a three-dimensional (3D) tetrahedral mesh; generating, for the 3D tetrahedral mesh, a 3D triangulated tetrahedral mesh; generating, for the 3D triangulated tetrahedral mesh, a 3D vertically-refined triangulated tetrahedral mesh; generating, for the 3D vertically-refined triangulated tetrahedral mesh, a 3D dual mesh; and generating, using the 3D dual mesh, a simulation of the hydrocarbon reservoir represented by the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Shahid Manzoor
  • Patent number: 11340562
    Abstract: Disclosed are a self-adaptive configuration method and system for linkage response of a construction type, a motion type, a control type and an optimization type. The disclosure aims to provide the self-adaptive configuration method and system for linkage response of quick adjustment and design of a workshop production line. The self-adaptive configuration method comprises the following steps of step A: construction type configuration; step B: motion type design; step C: control type design; and step D: optimization type evolution, wherein the step D comprises first-level iterative optimization, second-level iterative optimization and third-level iterative optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Qiang Liu, Jiewu Leng, Duxi Yan, Ding Zhang, Hao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11341289
    Abstract: A method for modeling a refurbishing geometry of a component comprises removing a portion to be refurbished from the component, thereby obtaining a truncated component, with a cut surface and a boundary line of the cut surface. Image data of the truncated component are obtained and a representation of the image data is imported into a CAD system. A CAD model of the component, for instance in an unused and nominal new condition, is provided and aligning with the imported representation of the truncated component. Points are defined on the surface of the CAD model and arranged on rows. For each row, a point on the representation of the boundary line of the cut surface closest to the row is determined, and the points in each row are displaced in a translational displacement until the row intersects the representation of the boundary line, thereby obtaining a morphed CAD model representative of the refurbishing geometry of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kemal Mehmet Coskun, Yong Wu
  • Patent number: 11334690
    Abstract: A method of determining a modified shape of a computer-aided design model of an object or a partition thereof is described. With the method, at least two reference landmarks are placed at a reference position with respect to the shape of the object or to the partition. An adjustment landmark is placed at the reference position of the corresponding reference landmark. The adjustment landmarks are displaced from the reference position to a modified position, and a displacement between the modified position and the reference position is obtained. The modified shape of the object or the partition is generated by modifying the shape of the object or the partition by applying a homogeneous function of the displacement to the computer-aided design model of the shape of the object or the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Steffen Reichert, Long Nguyen, Achim Menges
  • Patent number: 11334854
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to generate an asset workscope are disclosed. An example system includes an asset health calculator to identify an asset on which to perform maintenance based on generating a first asset health quantifier corresponding to a first asset health status, a task generator to determine a first workscope including first asset maintenance tasks, and a task optimizer to determine a second workscope including second asset maintenance tasks based on the first asset health quantifier and/or first workscope. The example system includes a workscope effect calculator to generate a second asset health quantifier corresponding to a second asset health status when the second workscope is completed on the asset, and to update the asset health calculator, task generator, and/or task optimizer to improve determination of first and/or second workscopes to improve the second asset health quantifier relative to the first asset health quantifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Donald Horn, Vijay John, Steven Richard Levin, Victor Manuel Perez Zarate, Charles Larry Abernathy
  • Patent number: 11334700
    Abstract: A simulation application can be executed by a computer system to develop thermal maps for an electronic architectural design. The simulation application can simulate the electronic architectural design over time. The simulation application can capture electronic signals from the electronic architectural design as the electronic architectural design is being simulated over time. The simulation application can determine power consumptions of the electronic architectural design over time from the electronic signals. The simulation application can derive temperatures of the electronic architectural design over time from the power consumptions. The simulation application can map the temperatures onto an electronic circuit design real estate of the electronic architectural design to develop the thermal maps over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander John Wakefield, Jitendra Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 11328100
    Abstract: A multitude of equal elements is identified in a CAD model. An element is an entity, a feature, a grid, an entity reference, a feature reference or a grid reference. Equal elements comprise an identical element geometry. A regular grid of multiple repetition positions is determined based on insertion positions of equal elements of the multitude. A group of multiple equal elements of the multitude, which comprise an insertion position associated with a repetition position of the regular grid, is replaced in the CAD model with grid data. The grid data comprises a grid insertion position, element data, and element repetition data. The element data may be a pointer to an element definition comprising said identical element geometry. The element repetition data may comprise linearly independent vectors and a number of repetitions according to each vector. Compression and ergonomic subsequent user editing of the CAD model are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BRICSYS NV
    Inventors: Roman Milovanov, Alexander Yarovenko
  • Patent number: 11321503
    Abstract: A method for predicting a structural failure by a strength-criterion-driven peridynamic model is provided. By building a peridynamic model driven by the strength-criterion of structural materials and then applying geometric and material parameters and working conditions of a structure, a life period from a deformation to a complete break of the structure is predicted. The method is of a high reliability, a wide application range, and a high calculation efficiency. The method simulates an initiation and a propagation of multiple cracks on complex structures under complex load conditions until the structure is destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Fei Han, Yongwei Wang, Gilles Lubineau
  • Patent number: 11307560
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a computer-based united cellular lattice structure includes dividing a part volume into a number of adjacent subvolumes each having a side combination corresponding to a number and orientation of adjoining sides and non-adjoining sides. A modified lattice cell may be generated from a base lattice cell for each side combination of the subvolumes such that each modified lattice cell has face surfaces on faces thereof corresponding to non-adjoining sides and does not have face surfaces on faces thereof corresponding to adjoining sides. Copies of the modified lattice cells may then be generated and inserted into corresponding subvolumes such that the faces of the modified lattice cell copies having face surfaces are positioned along non-adjoining sides of the subvolumes and faces of the modified lattice cell copies not having face surfaces are positioned along adjoining sides of the subvolumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Gregory John Vernon
  • Patent number: 11308180
    Abstract: A device, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium for fractional order dynamic inversion control of nonlinear systems under the influence of a disturbance. The method for fractional order dynamic inversion control includes receiving a mathematical model of a controlled device, the mathematical model including a set of movement trajectories, wherein the movement trajectories include control objectives, formulating a first set of linear, time-varying, fractional order differential equations from the mathematical model, the first set including dynamic constraints on the control objectives, transforming the first set into linear equations by differentiating a norm measure function along the movement trajectories, thus generating a second set of fractional order differential equations, and determining a control signal for controlling the movement trajectories in the presence of disturbances by dynamically inverting the second set of fractional order differential equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Ibrahim M. Mehedi, Ubaid M. Al-Saggaf, Md. Sarowar Alam, Mohd Heidir bin Mohd Shah, Md. Masud Rana
  • Patent number: 11302072
    Abstract: A system for constructing an urban design digital sand table, the system includes the following modules. A sand table environment constructing module, configured to construct a digital environment of the urban design sand table. An element grading display module, configured to perform hierarchical management on urban design elements, and perform visual hierarchical display. A spatial indicator interpretation module, configured to articulate names, algorithms, and attributes for indicators in an indicator library of the urban design digital sand table. A spatial calculation tool module, configured to load a toolkit to calculate a selected range in the digital sand table. An offline data extraction module, configured to extract the data of the digital sand table so as to export two-dimensional or three-dimensional spatial data in an offline mode. A dynamic real-time editing module, configured to perform real-time editing operation on an urban digital design scheme loaded in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Junyan Yang, Beixiang Shi, Jun Cao, Tanhua Jin
  • Patent number: 11301596
    Abstract: An engineering design tool and methods for using the same are disclosed. A method may include receiving at least one parent design and generating a plurality of first-generation design copies that each include a characteristic that has mutated from the parent design. New generations of design copies are successively produced from the additional design copies based on fitness testing the new generations of design copies. Characteristics from intergenerational design copies that are not within the same generation are utilized to perform intergenerational crossover, and a likelihood of a mutation of a design copy is increased in response to a threshold number of generations without an improvement in a fitness score of a design copy. New generations continue to be successively produced until a likelihood that any design copy with a higher fitness score will be produced is below a statistical threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AlphaMorph, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Barad, Jackson Chen
  • Patent number: 11295046
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that expedite the design of physical components through the use of iterative and computationally efficient virtual simulations. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can be used as part of an iterative design process in which a product designer is able to iteratively make changes to a component design by iteratively interacting a visualization of a virtual representation of the component within a virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Samrendra K. Singh, Andrew Brokaw, Panos Tamamidis, Abhijeet Bhalerao
  • Patent number: 11294800
    Abstract: An example method for simulation testing an autonomy software is provided. The example method may include receiving, at processing circuitry, mission parameters indicative of a test mission, environmental parameters, and vehicle parameters. The method may further include performing, by the processing circuitry, an adaptive search using a surrogate model of the autonomy software under test to selectively generate test scenarios for simulation, and clustering the plurality of test scenarios based on performance score metric values to determine performance boundaries for the autonomy software under test. The method may further include ranking the plurality of test scenarios based on a respective distance to a performance boundary to identify test scenarios of interest for modification of the autonomy software or real-world field testing of an autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Robert C. Hawthorne, Galen E. Mullins, Paul G. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 11294349
    Abstract: Placement of proppant in subterranean formations during hydraulic fracturing is assessed. A method of one aspect includes introducing a hydraulic fracturing fluid including a proppant into a subterranean formation through a well. Samples of the hydraulic fracturing fluid are recovered through the well over a period of time. A concentration of at least one tracer in each of the samples is determined. The concentrations of the at least one tracer in the samples are analyzed to assess placement of the proppant in the subterranean formation. Other methods, apparatus, and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Dewers, Patrick V. Brady
  • Patent number: 11295050
    Abstract: A structural analysis method executed by a computer, includes acquiring model information; evaluating based on the acquired model information, a degree of agglomeration of a model subject to analysis; and selecting for the model, a direct method or an iterative method as an algorithm to solve simultaneous linear equations of a structural analysis solver that uses a finite element method, the direct method or the iterative method being selected based on a result of evaluation of the degree of agglomeration of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Takanori Negishi, Yasuhiro Kawashima, Kazuya Yamaura, Masao Fukushima, Tsuyoshi Tamaki, Toshio Arai, Toshiyasu Ohara
  • Patent number: 11286763
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for drilling a wellbore that traverses a geological formation using a drilling tool. The method and system derives a plurality of formation models that characterize the geological formation. The number of formation models represent layer structures with a heterogeneity (such a fault) offset laterally at variable distance relative to position of the drilling tool. Simulated directional resistivity data of the drilling tool is derived from the plurality of formation models. Certain simulated directional resistivity data are combined or selected for processing as multi-dimensional cross-plot data. Measured directional resistivity data obtained by the drilling tool is used to evaluate the multi-dimensional cross-plot data to determine distance of the heterogeneity relative to position of the drilling tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Dzevat Omeragic, Michael Thiel, Niloofar Farnoosh