Patents Examined by Thai Phan
  • Patent number: 9946820
    Abstract: In a method and a computer-readable storage medium for creating a simulation environment for a simulation system of a medical imaging device by a server unit, as well as a server unit and a simulation system for implementing such a method, after reading in an event protocol of the medical imaging device, a determination of a software configuration of the medical imaging device takes place with the use of the event protocol and a determination of a memory image that corresponds to the software configuration of the medical imaging device. The determined memory image can be transferred to the simulation system and the read-in event protocol transferred to the simulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maart Hoff, Marcus Wuebbe
  • Patent number: 9922147
    Abstract: Roughly described, a method for determining characteristics of a body by simulation, useful in analyzing semiconductor devices, includes imposing a Delaunay mesh on a simulated body to be modeled, determining a system of node equations describing generation and flux of a set of at least a first physical quantity at each node in the mesh, and numerically solving the system of node equations to identify the physical quantities in the set at each node in the mesh, where the flux of the first physical quantity in the body, as represented in the node equations, is anisotropic. The method does not impose any limitation on the geometry of the device, on mesh elements, or on the orientation of the anisotropy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SYNOPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Eugeny Lyumkis, Urs von Matt, Vadim Koltyzhenkov
  • Patent number: 9910943
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system to implement a design verification tool and simulate a circuit design with a test bench. The computing system can correlate transactions captured during simulation of a circuit design to distributed states for multiple components in the circuit design. The computing system can identify at least a portion of the distributed states for the multiple components correspond to system level coverage events. The computing system can generate a graphical presentation to illustrate the portion of the distributed states for the multiple components in the circuit design that correspond to system level coverage events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Meyer, Gustav Bjorkman, Avidan Efody
  • Patent number: 9898562
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system to implement a design verification tool and simulate a circuit design with a test bench. The computing system can identify multiple components in the circuit design to combine for distributed state coverage analysis based, at least in part, on data transactions generated during the simulation of the circuit design. The computing system can correlate information captured during simulation that corresponds to the identified components. The correlated information can identify at least one distributed state coverage event for the test bench. The computing system can generate a distributed state coverage metric based on the correlated information corresponding to the identified components. The computing system can prompt presentation of the correlated information a display window, which can graphically show how a test bench exercised the identified components during simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Meyer, Gustav Bjorkman, Avidan Efody
  • Patent number: 9890616
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for designing a horizontal well in a hydrocarbon field having naturally fractured reservoir integrates workflows from multiple oilfield related disciplines, including a geophysics workflow, geomechanics workflow, and completion and production workflow to achieve an a dynamic and integrated solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Luis A. Pabon, Daniel A. Revilla, Libertad Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9890617
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for exploration, production and development of hydrocarbons. The method involves analyzing a sample for a geochemical signature, which includes a multiply substituted isotopologue signature and/or a position specific isotope signature. Then, historical temperatures are determined based on the signature. The historical temperature is used to define generation timing, which is used to develop or refine an exploration, development, or production strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Brian K. Peterson, Cara L. Davis, Michael J. Formolo, Isolde Belien, Lori L. Summa, Robert J. Pottorf, John M. Eiler
  • Patent number: 9870438
    Abstract: The invention concerns a computerized method for producing a two-dimensional plant model of a modular production plant for producing a chemical product, the production plant comprising at least two processing modules, which can be connected to one another for production purposes, and at least one processing container in which the processing modules can be accommodated at least partially, as required, wherein, for each processing container, a common two-dimensional container model (2) of its the base area (3) and of the base area (3) of a container environment at least partially surrounding the processing container and of predefinable size being generated, wherein, for each processing module, a two-dimensional module model (5) of its base area is generated, wherein the container model (2) and the module model (5) are divided into fields (1, 4) which are of equal size and preferably square, there being assigned to each field (4) of a module model (5) a module property concerning the occupancy of the particular
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH, BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Lars Frye, Dietmar G√ľnther, Nicolai Krasberg
  • Patent number: 9864353
    Abstract: Flow balancing includes selecting, for each down hole flow control valve of a well, a transformed well performance curve corresponding to a first down hole flow control valve pressure to obtain transformed well performance curves. The well includes a lateral including the down hole flow control valves. Using a constraint set that includes a balancing condition for the lateral, a network optimization analysis is performed on the transformed well performance curves to generate a set of choke positions corresponding to each down hole flow control valve. Network modeling of the well is performed based on the set of choke positions to obtain a second down hole flow control valve pressure for each down hole flow control valve. Using the set of choke positions, a field operation is performed for the well based on the second down hole flow control valve pressure being within a threshold difference of the first down hole flow control valve pressure for each down hole flow control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Graham Tonkin, Varma Gottumukkala, Vadim Blekhman
  • Patent number: 9852236
    Abstract: A modeling application is provided with at least one repetition object type for creating at least one repetition instance of at least one repetitive article in a model, wherein the repetition object type is provided to be used for creating one or more repetition objects, a repetition object comprising at least one finite geometry definition surface definition that defines a geometry definition surface and its location in the model, and guide information. One or more repetition instances of a repetitive article are determined using of the at least one geometry definition surface and the guide information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tekla Corporation
    Inventors: Elja Kontturi, Jukka Suomi, Teemu Heikkonen, Ragnar Wessman
  • Patent number: 9852268
    Abstract: A data processing method for determining six parameters of a contact position of a joint which connects two bones, comprising the steps of acquiring a plurality of sample contact position datasets, each dataset comprising six parameters, acquiring a subset of n of the parameters of the contact position as an input parameter dataset, selecting at least two of the sample contact position datasets based on the input parameter dataset and determining the m=6?n remaining parameters of the contact position based on the at least two selected sample contact position datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Hubert Gotte
  • Patent number: 9824168
    Abstract: A magnetization analysis apparatus includes a processor configured to execute a process. The process includes: first calculating, using a magnetization vector of each of elements obtained by mesh division in which a magnetic substance is divided into a plurality of meshes and a magnetization vector of an element adjacent to each element, intermediate magnetization that is a magnetization vector at the halfway point between each element and an element adjacent to each element; second calculating an effective magnetic field using the intermediate magnetization calculated at the first calculating; and third calculating a magnetization vector of each element after a unit time based on the effective magnetic field calculated at the second calculating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Furuya, Tadashi Ataka, Koichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9824167
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for result caching to improve the statistical efficiency of a composite model comprising a first component model and at least one other component model. The method comprises developing at least one metamodel for at least one component model of the composite model, computing a re-use factor that maximizes an asymptotic efficiency measure based on the metamodel, determining a number of executions to run for the composite model, and determining a number of executions to run for the first component model based on the re-use factor and the number of executions to run for the composite model. The number of executions to run for the first component model is fewer than the number of executions to run for the composite model. Each output generated from each execution of the first component model is cached and provided as input to another component model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J. Haas
  • Patent number: 9824166
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing parallel adaptive rectangular decomposition (ARD) to perform acoustic simulations are disclosed herein. According to one method, the method includes assigning, to each of a plurality of processors in a central processing unit (CPU) cluster, ARD processing responsibilities associated with one or more of a plurality of partitions of an acoustic space and determining, by each processor, pressure field data corresponding to the one or more assigned partitions. The method further includes transferring, by each processor, the pressure field data to at least one remote processor that is assigned to a partition that shares an interface with at least one partition assigned to the transferring processor and receiving, by each processor from the at least one remote processor, forcing term values that have been derived by the at least one remote processor using the pressure field data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
    Inventors: Nicolas Manuel Morales, Ravish Mehra, Dinesh Manocha
  • Patent number: 9817926
    Abstract: Meshfree model containing a number of particles to represent a structure made of brittle material is defined. At each non-initial solution cycle of a numerical simulation using the meshfree model based on damage mechanics, the following operations are performed: (a) determining one or more damage zones in the structure from simulated structural responses obtained in immediate prior solution cycle; (b) dividing the particles into a first group representing the damage zones and a second group representing the remaining of the meshfree model; (c) applying a meshfree regularization scheme by modifying each particle's strain field of the first group with a morphing function that ensures a homogeneous jump condition along respective borders of the damage zones; and (e) obtaining simulated structural behaviors of the structure using a meshfree stabilization scheme that applies to all of the particle's strain field. Each damage zone represents a crack that can grow over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Livermore Software Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Cheng-Tang Wu
  • Patent number: 9811610
    Abstract: Methods to automatically recognize bevel features and bevel chains in inner bounding loops and outer bounding loops of walls and bends in sheet metal models or on solid models are disclosed, which may be used for computer aided design, manufacturing, DFX, costing, etc. Recognition methods of various types of bevels and classification of bevels as V-bevel, inverted V-bevel, Y-bevel, inverted Y-bevel, X-bevel, K-bevel, generic bevels and different types of vertex bevels are disclosed. Bevel chain recognition methods that assemble the same type of bevels into bevel chains and identify the bevel chains as tangential bevel chains, non-tangential bevel chains and mixed bevel chains based on the connectivity between the bevels are disclosed. Methods to generate bevel profiles that may be used for feature recreation, feature suppression, or tool path generation for cutting features for manufacturing are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HCL Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Thoguluva Ramamoorthy Kannan, Romesh Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9805147
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an EMC design technique of a device including an electronic device mounted therein for implementing noise amount analysis of a system in which individual electronic devices are combined. A housing model is acquired, component models are selected and acquire, the acquired component models are connected using a wire, the acquired component models are arranged in the acquired housing model, the arranged component models connected using the wire is driven to generate electromagnetic noise from the component models and the wire, the generated electromagnetic noise is propagated in the housing model to calculate a noise amount, and an output process of outputting data of the calculated noise amount is performed. Thus, even in the system in which a plurality of electronic devices are combined, electromagnetic noise analysis of the system can be easily performed, and a noise reduction design can be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Funato, Takashi Suga, Yoshiyuki Tsuchie, Satoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9798841
    Abstract: Characteristics of a blast source and a FEA model representing a surrounding fluid domain are defined. One layer of new border nodes and elements are created outside of the fluid domain's original outer boundary formed by the original border elements. Each new border element/node is associated with one of the original border elements/nodes as corresponding master element/node. At each time step of a time-marching simulation of an underwater explosion, simulated fluid behaviors are computed for all but the new border elements. The computed fluid behaviors of each original border element are saved into a corresponding lookup table configured to store the computed fluid behaviors for a predefined number of time steps in a first-in-first-out manner. Simulated fluid behaviors of each new border element are determined by interpolating, with the calculated blast wave propagation time from the master element, the stored fluid behaviors in the corresponding master element's lookup table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Livermore Software Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 9795356
    Abstract: An imaging system allows for modification of data acquisition parameters, where the parameters affect dose distribution. The system includes a library of exams, and a computer programmed to obtain a set of scanning parameters for image data acquisition and image reconstruction, obtain scan data from the library of exams that is based on a similarity metric for a patient to be scanned, simulate a new scan of the patient using the obtained scan data and using the obtained set of scanning parameters, and generate a new set of scanning parameters based on the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian E. Nett, Roy A. Nilsen, Grant M. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9798587
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes applying a first partition to a plurality of LPs, wherein a particular LP is assigned to a first set of LPs. A second partition is applied to the LPs, wherein the particular LP is assigned to an LP set different from the first set. For both the first and second partitions, lookahead values and transit times are determined for each of the LPs and related links. For the first partition, a first system progression rate is computed using a specified function with the lookahead values and transit times determined for the first partition. For the second partition, a second system progression rate is computed using the specified function with the lookahead values and transit times determined for the second partition. The first and second system progression rates are compared to determine which is the lowest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hong Li, Alfred J. Park, Eugen Schenfeld
  • Patent number: 9798835
    Abstract: It is provided a computer-implemented method for designing a three-dimensional modeled object. The method comprises providing a boundary representation of the modeled object; determining a subset of the set of faces for which the faces are a copy one of another; forming a first group of faces within the subset that form a geometrical pattern; and associating to the first group of faces at least one second group of faces that are, for each face of the second group, adjacent to a respective face of the first group and that are, for each pair of faces of the second group, compliant with the rigid motion that transforms, one into the other, the respective faces of the first group to which the faces of the pair are adjacent. Such a method improves the design of a 3D modeled object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Dassualt Systemes
    Inventor: Remy Rorato