Patents Examined by Rehana Perveen
  • Patent number: 10724346
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a simplified geomechanical model that considers the anisotropic (e.g., directional) properties of a formation and the presence of natural fractures in the formation is provided. A system and method may be designed according to the present disclosure to create a simplified geomechanical model of a horizontally laminated formation that includes pre-existing natural fractures. The simplified geomechanical model can be used to calculate the fracture closure pressure of the formation and to design a fracturing operation for injecting fracture fluid into the formation, thus improving the efficiency of a subterranean operation. The disclosed model may provide a more realistic model for fractured shales than an isotropic or vertically transverse isotropic (VTI) model. In addition, the disclosed model may be simpler to implement than a full orthorhombic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Eftekhari Far, John Andrew Quirein, Natasa Mekic
  • Patent number: 10728083
    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: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Locus Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Herzig, Matthew Williams, Shawn Kerrigan
  • Patent number: 10718187
    Abstract: A method for selecting a bottomhole assembly (BHA) includes inputting BHA parameters, wellbore parameters, and drilling operating parameters, performing a dynamic simulation of a first BHA based on the BHA parameters, wellbore parameters, and drilling operating parameters, and presenting a wellbore quality factor of the first BHA calculated from the dynamic simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuelin Shen, Wei Chen, Zhengxin Zhang, Jibin Shi, Riadh Boualleg, Sujian Huang
  • Patent number: 10719641
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to cause a processor to receive aerial data having a plurality of points arranged in a pattern. An indication associated with each point is provided as an input to a machine learning model to classify each point into a category from a plurality of categories. For each point, a set of points (1) adjacent to that point and (2) having a common category is identified to define a shape from a plurality of shapes. A polyline boundary of each shape is defined by analyzing with respect to a criterion, a position of each point associated with a border of that shape relative to at least one other point. A layer for each category including each shape associated with that category is defined and a computer-aided design file is generated using the polyline boundary of each shape and the layer for each category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AIRWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David Morczinek, Maxim Doubenski, Adam Kersnowski, Mirela Petkova, Nikhil Shinday
  • Patent number: 10713397
    Abstract: Provided is a method of modeling a target object, the method including obtaining information about the target object including an arrangement of particles including target particles, generating coarse particles by down-sampling the target particles, modeling a movement of the target object based on the coarse particles, and redefining the target particles based on a result of the modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwiryong Jung, Nahyup Kang, Hyong Euk Lee, Jiyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10713398
    Abstract: A global objective function is initialized to an initial value. A particular model simulation process is executed using prepared input data. A mismatch value is computed by using a local function to compare an output of the particular model simulation process to corresponding input data for the particular model simulation process. Model objects associated with the particular model simulation process are sent to another model simulation process. An optimization process is executed to predict new values for input data to reduce the computed mismatch value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mokhles Mustapha Mezghani, Nazih F. Najjar, Mahdi AbuAli, Rainer Zuhlke, Sedat Inan, Conrad K. Allen
  • Patent number: 10713394
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for filtering components, such as hardware components, compatible with computer-modeled structures are presented. A compatible components system provides selection methods that present components compatible with computer-aided design (CAD) models designed in computer modeling software. The system executes methods designed to filter components made available to designers using attribute information of the features and attribute information of the components. Designers may interact with the compatibility methods numerous times, narrowing components through a series or number of filtering steps until a desired compatible component is easily selected. The computer modeling software may include graphical user interfaces for selecting component source locations, filtering types of components presented by the system, and adding components to CAD models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: James L. Jacobs, II, John E. Cronin, Justin R. Kunz, Steven M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10709528
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for designing dental prosthesis, an apparatus for the same, and a recording medium for recording the same. According to the method, sore spots on which a patient may feel pain due to wearing a dental prosthesis are predicted based on a sore spot distribution model which has been modeled with a plurality of data, and the dental prosthesis is digitally designed based on the predicted results. Accordingly, it is possible to improve the prediction accuracy of sore spots and rapidly design the prosthesis which is more appropriate for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: OSSTEMIMPLANT CO., LTD., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Namkug Kim, Mooyong Park, Seongyun Lee, Byunghee Han, Il-Hyung Yang, In-Sung Yeo
  • Patent number: 10705252
    Abstract: A Paleo Event Table creator tool box is described which is induced and/or allows a user to spatially join a selected area of interest of the earth crust to one selected tectonic plate in a tectonic plate model, which selected tectonic plate has an overlap with the area of interest, and to sample a paleogeographic dataset relevant to the area of interest for a series of paleogeographic time steps. A graphical user interface is induced and/or allows the user to create a Paleo Event Table that displays the sampled paleogeographic dataset. The Paleo Event Table creator tool box is used for paleogeographic reconstruction of the earth crust in the area of interest and identifying information relevant for the area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Philipp Kuhn, Malcolm Ross, Cornelis Wilhelmus Maria Van Oosterhout
  • Patent number: 10706637
    Abstract: A computer-aided design system enables physical articles to be customized via printing or embroidering and enables digital content to be customized and electronically shared. A user interface may be generated that includes an image of a model of an article of manufacture and user customizable design areas. Customization permissions associated with a selected design area are accessed. User provided content to be used in customizing a design area may be analyzed in real time using a trained engine to determine if it complies with one or more rules. If the user provided content satisfies a corresponding rule, manufacturing instructions and a design file may be transmitted to a printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Best Apps, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Bowen
  • Patent number: 10706387
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for automatic packaging determination comprising memory storing instructions and at least one processor performing steps comprising: receiving an order comprising at least one item; searching at least one data store to determine tags and properties associated with each item; sorting the items into at least one group; for each group: performing an optimization process for packaging the items in the group, by: selecting a data structure representing a first package; iteratively simulating packaging of a largest item of the group into the first package until all items are packaged, wherein if the simulating determines that the items in the group do not fit into the selected package: choosing a larger package, iteratively packing until all items are packed in the larger package; and generating set of instructions for packaging the items into the box; and sending the generated instructions for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Xiaohua Cui, Zhijun Xu, Rubin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10699036
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for testing the vehicle. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, by an emulation server, a test task and a test scenario set required for executing the test task sent from a client; distributing, by the emulation server, each of the test scenarios to first emulation executors respectively, and sending the test task to each of the first emulation executors; acquiring, by the emulation server, a test result of the test task from each of the first emulation executors; and comparing, by the emulation server, the acquired test result with a preset test standard to generate feedback information of the test task, and sending the feedback information to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., LTD
    Inventors: Tianlei Zhang, Wenli Yang, Yuchang Pan, Haowen Sun
  • Patent number: 10699038
    Abstract: A configurable application includes a domain model having one or more model entities. Representation entities provide representations of model entities and can include input definitions, output definitions, and structure definitions. Input definitions can define a grid having cells that can be bound, based on states, to various model entity attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Litmus Blue Technology LLC
    Inventors: Duane Ray Webber, Vitalii Stakhov, Thomas Damon DeGerlia
  • Patent number: 10699042
    Abstract: First FEA mesh model representing 3-D geometry of a carbon fiber reinforced composite (CFRC) product/part, pre-forming fiber orientation and desired reference fiber direction at a particular location on the product/part are received. First FEA mesh model contains finite elements associated with respective material properties for carbon fibers and binding matrix. Pre-forming fiber orientation includes number of fibers and relative angles amongst the fibers. Pre-forming 2-D shape of a workpiece used for manufacturing the product/part is obtained by conducting a one-step inverse numerical simulation that numerically expands the first to a second FEA mesh model based on numerically-calculated structural behaviors according to respective material properties. Pre-forming fiber orientation is superimposed on the second FEA mesh model with the desired reference fiber direction being preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Xinhai Zhu, Houfu Fan, Li Zhang, Hao Chen, Jinglin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10697277
    Abstract: A simulation device for integrated evaluation experiment for sand control wellbore plugging and plugging removal, including a wellbore system, a whole sand control well plugging system, a local sand control well plugging system and a plugging removal system. The wellbore system simulates downhole working conditions of the sand control wellbore. Perforations of the whole sand control well plugging system and sand-filled pipe of the local sand control well plugging system are applied on the casing pipe of the wellbore system. The plugging process of the sand control well system is simulated by pumping a sand-laden slurry into the wellbore system. The plugging removal process is simulated by setting the plugging removal tool of plugging removal system through an oil tube in the wellbore system. The plugging removal effect of the plugging removal tool is analyzed and evaluated according to the reliable data measured by the pressure gauge, flowmeter, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM (EAST CHINA)
    Inventors: Hualin Liao, Lin Dong, Jilei Niu, Changyin Dong, Wenhao Ma, Shuai Yang, Yue Xu, Yandong Yang, Hongliang Wang
  • Patent number: 10691099
    Abstract: A motor selection apparatus includes: a mechanical condition obtainment unit that obtains information pertaining to a distance between a center of mass of a workpiece and a rotation center of a motor; an operating pattern obtainment unit that obtains information pertaining to an operating pattern; a motor information obtainment unit that obtains information pertaining to instantaneous torque; an eccentric load torque calculation unit that calculates eccentric load torque, which is load torque acting on the motor in accordance with the rotation phase of the motor; an acceleration/deceleration torque calculation unit that calculates acceleration/deceleration torque; a required torque calculation unit that calculates a required torque from a sum of the eccentric load torque and the acceleration/deceleration torque; and a motor selection unit that determines whether a motor can be selected, based on whether the required torque is less than or equal to the instantaneous torque of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10691846
    Abstract: A method is provided including receiving data corresponding to a three-dimensional physical representation of a porous rock sample; calculating a low-dimensional representation of a pore network in the porous rock sample based on the three-dimensional physical representation; extracting one or more geometrical parameter from the low-dimension representation; generating a capillary network model of the porous rock sample based at least on the at least one geometrical parameter for simulating fluid flow inside the porous rock sample; and performing at least one simulation of a flow of the fluid through the capillary network model of the porous rock sample with a fluid additive to provide a predicted enhanced fluid recovery efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter William Bryant, William Fernando Lopez Candela, Alexandre Ashade Lassance Cunha, Rodrigo Neumann Barros Ferreira, Mathias B Steiner
  • Patent number: 10685151
    Abstract: A method for simulating a posture of a flexible cable based on a spring-mass model combining bending and torsion includes: establishing a physical property model of the cable, wherein a torsion property is represented by a torsion spring attached at each 55 cable segment; obtaining an initial position of each discrete mass point based on a total length of the cable and the number of the cable segments; identifying discrete mass points at both ends as fixed points, and obtaining their position information; calculating stress information of other discrete mass points whose position information is not determined based on the physical property model; sequentially calculating 10 10 equilibrium positions of the other discrete mass points by using the stress information and the initial positions to obtain their the position information; and simulating a stable posture of the cable based on the position information of the fixed points and the other discrete mass points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Naijing Lv, Xiaoyu Ding, Shaoli Liu, Jiashun Liu, Haili Lin, Jiangtao Ma
  • Patent number: 10684392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a computer-implemented invention for numerical modeling of a geological structure. The present invention solves the problem providing a method for use in the numerical simulation of the in-situ stress in a geological structure represented by a domain ? located under its external ground surface S. The method comprises mainly two steps: determining a first state of in-situ stress in the domain ? by means of six stress components and a second step determining a correction of the first state of stress in order to satisfy the equilibrium equation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: REPSOL, S.A., UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE CATALUÑA
    Inventors: Lakshmikantha Mookanahallipatna Ramasesha, José María Segura Serra, Jose Alvarellos Iglesias, Ignacio Carol Vilarasau, Pere Prat Catalan, Ignasi Aliguer Piferrer, Daniel Garolera Vinent
  • Patent number: 10685754
    Abstract: An improved testing and data gathering method is described herein with reference to testing a new fuel, as an exemplary component to be tested for licensure purposes. The method includes generally: generating models for the new system; making samples and getting them accepted for a reactor; and testing the samples in a test or commercial reactor until the exposure time is reached for the expected cycle length of the fuel at final use. The method is preferably done concurrent to submitting a license application for commercial use of the new component to the relevant government body to expedite license testing review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Lahoda, Sumit Ray