Patents Examined by Rehana Perveen
  • Patent number: 11041976
    Abstract: A method and system are described for creating and using a subsurface model. In this method, selected subregion are morphed to adjacent subregions to create a morphed surface and solid elements are created based on the selected subregion and the morphed surfaces. The resulting subsurface model may be used in simulations and hydrocarbon operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Sheng-Yuan Hsu, Kevin H. Searles
  • Patent number: 11042128
    Abstract: A method for predicting equipment failure includes receiving parameter sample values associated with parameters of benchmark equipment and operational status information associated with the benchmark equipment. The parameter sample values and operational status information are periodically acquired. A model is generated for relating one or more of the parameters to benchmark equipment failure. For each parameter, a threshold value at which an output of the model indicates benchmark equipment failure is determined. Next, parameters of an equipment under test having parameter sample values that match the determined threshold values are determined. For each determined parameter, benchmark equipment having parameter sample values that match the parameter sample values of the equipment under test that match the determine threshold values are determined. Survivability data for the equipment under test is generated based on survivability data associated with the determined benchmark equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Rabinarayan Mishra, Akshay Jalihal, Sandeep Verma, Ram Gopal Varma Vegesna
  • Patent number: 11030352
    Abstract: Provided is a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a clearance check program that causes a computer to execute a process, the process including: receiving a setting of a threshold value associated with an attribute and used to check a clearance; storing the set threshold value in a memory; specifying, based on information about an assembly, an attribute of a first component included in the assembly, the information defining where a plurality of components, which are given attributes, are to be arranged; referring to the memory to obtain a threshold value associated with the attribute of the first component; and checking a clearance between the first component and another component included in the assembly based on the obtained threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Shinichi Hama
  • Patent number: 11030825
    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 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Best Apps, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Bowen
  • Patent number: 11030360
    Abstract: An aircraft designing apparatus receives set values of design parameters related to the shape of an intake duct, creates analysis models for an aerodynamic characteristic analysis and a radar-cross-section analysis by using the values of the design parameters, calculates aerodynamic characteristics and radar-cross-section characteristics of the intake duct, and determines whether or not this analytical result satisfies a preset design condition. If it is determined that the analytical result does not satisfy the design condition, the values of the design parameters are updated. The updating of the design parameters, the analyses of the aerodynamic characteristics and the radar-cross-section characteristics, and the determining process are repeated until it is determined that the analytical result satisfies the design condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kazushige Sato, Chikage Murakami, Hideo Iso
  • Patent number: 11023821
    Abstract: A system and method of operation embeds a three-dimensional structure in a topology of an analog processor, for example a quantum processor. The analog processor may include a plurality of qubits arranged in tiles or cells. A number of qubits and communicatively coupled as logical qubits, each logical qubit which span across a plurality of tiles or cells of the qubits. Communicatively coupling between qubits of any given logical qubit can be implemented via application or assignment of a first ferromagnetic coupling strength to each of a number of couplers that communicatively couple the respective qubits in the logical qubit. Other ferromagnetic coupling strengths can be applied or assigned to couplers that communicatively couple qubits that are not part of the logical qubit. The first ferromagnetic coupling strength may be substantially higher than the other ferromagnetic coupling strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: D-WAVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Richard G. Harris, Kelly T. R. Boothby, Andrew D. King
  • Patent number: 11017130
    Abstract: A method of designing a data center can include determining a design power density, determining an oversubscription ratio, and determining a spatial layout of the data center using the design power density and the oversubscription ratio. The design power density can be in units of power per unit length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Carlson, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Wolf-Dietrich Weber, Xiaobo Fan, Luiz Andre Barroso
  • Patent number: 11017330
    Abstract: A method and system for analysing data is disclosed. One or more data records are passed to a data analysis system. The data records comprised a plurality of data items and a first one of the data items is selected from the data items in the data record. A statistical model can be retrieved from a store in a computer system and the statistical model used to detect abnormal results from the selected data item and produce a data model. This statistical model is stored with the data record in the data base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Elasticsearch B.V.
    Inventor: Stephen Dodson
  • Patent number: 11017132
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method for model-based optimization, especially calibration, of a technical device, especially an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Kordon, Christian Kozlik, Kurt Klumaier, Ingo Allmer
  • Patent number: 11010502
    Abstract: A method for generating a sectional view of a body of a vehicle includes displaying a first sectional view of the vehicle body on a screen, where the first sectional view comprises two surfaces of two components of the vehicle body which adjoin one another at a first transition point. The method includes displaying a joint catalog with a plurality of predefined joint types, where one joint type of the plurality of predefined joint types defines a predefined joint section for a joint between two surfaces. The method also includes detecting a selection of a first joint type from the joint catalog, and automatically inserting the predefined joint section for the first joint type at the first transition point into the first sectional view displayed on the screen, with the result that the surfaces of the two components are connected to one another at the first transition point by the joint section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Bauer, Adrian Golling
  • Patent number: 11010506
    Abstract: A method for designing a die surface of a die, comprising generating a workpiece simulation-model corresponding to the workpiece, generating a target simulation-model corresponding to a target formed part, determining an initial die surface, which an initial numerical simulation predicts as forming the workpiece simulation-model into the target simulation-model, determining residual stresses resulting from forming the workpiece simulation-model into the target simulation-model, forming the workpiece into an actual formed part, generating a numerical representation of the actual formed part, generating an actual simulation-model, based on the residual stresses, matching the actual simulation-model and the target simulation-model, based on deviations between the matched target simulation-model and actual simulation-model, modifying the initial numerical simulation to provide a modified numerical simulation, and determining a corrected die surface, which the modified numerical simulation predicts as forming the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: William Wilcox, Derek Peeling
  • Patent number: 10995612
    Abstract: The invention is a method for the exploitation and/or monitoring of an underground formation having at least one reservoir comprising water, at least one gas species of interest and at least one atmospheric isotope of at least one rare gas present in dissolved form in the water of the reservoir. The method includes at least (1) taking at least one gas sample at the level of at least one collection of water from the reservoir, the collection being at the surface and the sampling being carried out to avoid any contamination with the air; (2) measuring at least the concentration of at least the gas species and the concentration of at least an atmospheric isotope of the rare gas in the gas sample; (3) determining the concentration of the gas species of interest dissolved in the water of the reservoir by a model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Virgile Rouchon, Valerie Beaumont, Bruno Garcia, Isabelle Durand
  • Patent number: 10995592
    Abstract: A method for examining uncertainty and risk associated with the development of a hydrocarbon resource by rapidly generating and analyzing variations of reservoir models realized from scenarios. The method and system may include instantiating realizations for objects based on the selected parameter ranges; and combining instantiated realizations of the objects into a reservoir model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Matthias Imhof, Mary Ellen Meurer
  • Patent number: 10990873
    Abstract: Methods and systems of predicting the growth rate of hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC) in a physical asset (e.g., a pipeline, storage tank, etc.) are provided. The methodology receives a plurality of inputs regarding physical characteristics of the asset and performs parametric simulations to generate a simulated database of observations of the asset. The database is then used to train, test, and validate one or more expert systems that can then predict the growth rate and other characteristics of the asset over time. The systems herein can also generate alerts as to predicted dangerous conditions and modify inspection schedules based on such growth rate predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Abderrazak Traidia, Abdelmounam Sherik
  • Patent number: 10984150
    Abstract: This application discloses a system implementing tools and mechanisms to identify alterations made to a baseline harness design that describes a wire harness, and selectively modify a target harness design based, at least in part, on the alterations made to the baseline harness design. The tools and mechanisms can perform the selective modification of the target harness design through a three-way comparison of the baseline harness design, an altered version of the baseline harness design, and the target harness design. During the three-way comparison, the tools and mechanisms can compare the target harness design to the baseline harness design, and compare the altered version of the baseline harness design to the baseline harness design. The tools and mechanisms can then selectively modify the target harness design based on the alterations made to the baseline harness design and the differences between the target harness design to the baseline harness design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Industry Software Inc.
    Inventor: Vikas Maddukuri
  • Patent number: 10984151
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure are directed to rendering audiovisual (A/V) simulation of a disaster situation at a facility by artificially simulating the disaster situation. The disaster situation uses a 3D model of the environment associated with the facility. Embodiments of the disclosed system continuously collect data relating to reactions of one or more users to the simulation model. Upon analyzing the reactions of one or more users to the simulation model, the system provides A/V indicators such as an avatar, a virtual teacher, or a virtual user to provide information for responding to the disaster situation. In some embodiments, the simulation model can be customized based on one or more factors, such as an age of the one or users, a skillset of the one or more users, a geographical location of the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Donna Moncrief Brown, Bradly Jay Billman, Alexander B. Nagelberg
  • Patent number: 10984163
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing parallel transient simulations for an electrical circuit. A plurality of segments are generated from a simulation length, and simulations are performed using a plurality of processors for the segments to generate simulation results. An output is generated based at least in part on the simulation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ANSYS, INC.
    Inventor: Ehsan Rasekh
  • Patent number: 10984156
    Abstract: In some aspects, a one-dimensional proppant transport flow model represents flow of a proppant-fluid mixture in a subterranean region. The one-dimensional proppant transport flow model includes a fluid momentum conservation model and a proppant bed momentum conservation model that account for viscoelastic effects of the proppant-fluid mixture. The one-dimensional proppant transport flow model may also include a proppant momentum conservation model. In some cases the one-dimensional proppant transport flow model may account for any of settling and resuspension of a proppant bed and interphase momentum transfer between the proppant, proppant bed, and the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongfei Wu, Srinath Madasu, Avi Lin
  • Patent number: 10977057
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a nonvolatile memory, a first integrated circuit and a second integrated circuit. The nonvolatile memory stores the first firmware code of the first integrated circuit and the second firmware code of the second integrated circuit. The first integrated circuit is coupled to a memory access interface of the nonvolatile memory to read the first firmware code and the second firmware code. The first integrated circuit has an emulation memory access interface to emulate an emulation memory. The second integrated circuit is coupled to the emulation memory access interface of the first integrated circuit. The second integrated circuit reads the second firmware code from the first integrated circuit via the emulation memory access interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VIA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Terrance Shiyang Shih, Chin-Sung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10974446
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for determining a boundary representation of the result of a two-axis 3D printing process. The method comprises obtaining a stack of planes, each couple of consecutive planes corresponding to a respective slice of the result of the 3D printing process. The method also comprises, for each couple of consecutive planes: obtaining one or more respective tool trajectories, determining a respective 2D contour corresponding to the one or more tool trajectories. The method also comprises determining a respective extrusion of the respective 2D contour bounded by a second plane of the couple and a first plane of the couple, and forming the boundary representation with the extrusions and portions of the planes. The method improves 3D printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Romain Nosenzo, Richard Maisonneuve, Nicolas Montana