Patents Examined by Thai Phan
  • 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 Günther, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9797225
    Abstract: A dense volumetric grid coming from an oil/gas reservoir simulation output is translated into a compact representation that supports desired features such as interactive visualization, geometric continuity, color mapping and quad representation. A set of four control curves per layer results from processing the grid data, and a complete set of these 3-dimensional surfaces represents the complete volume data and can map reservoir properties of interest to analysts. The processing results yield a representation of reservoir simulation results which has reduced data storage requirements and permits quick performance interaction between reservoir analysts and the simulation data. The degree of reservoir grid compression can be selected according to the quality required, by adjusting for different thresholds, such as approximation error and level of detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Gustavo Ivan Chavez, Badr M. Harbi
  • Patent number: 9790770
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique for determining performance data for hydrocarbon reservoirs using data storage, an output device and one or more processors. A heterogeneous multi-dimensional model of at least a portion of the hydrocarbon reservoir divided into cells is obtained. Each cell has a volume and one or more other attributes. A diffusive time of flight is calculated based upon the heterogeneous multi-dimensional model. The heterogeneous multi-dimensional model is transformed to an equivalent homogeneous one-dimensional model by defining the diffusive time of flight as a spatial variable. The performance data for the hydrocarbon reservoir is determined based on the equivalent homogeneous one-dimensional model, and the performance data is provided to the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: Michael J. King, Akhil Datta-Gupta, Yanbin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9792413
    Abstract: Systems, methods, electronic devices and computer-readable media for charting dental information are described. The method includes generating or retrieving a dental data set including separately-modifiable parameters defining dental information relative to a base parametric model, the parameters providing information for generating signals for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) representation of at least a portion of a dentition represented by the dental data set; receiving an input via the 3D representation; and based on the received input, adjusting at least one of the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ORAL4D SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Hisham M. A. Badawi
  • Patent number: 9792391
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include a method for assigning a refined material definition to a designed part, the method performed by a data processing system and including accessing the designed part through the data processing system. The method also includes assigning one or more nominal material definitions (NMDs) of one or more materials to the designed part. The method further includes selecting one or more functional material definition variations (FMDVs) associated with the assigned NMD for the designed part in order to generate a refined material definition (RMD) for the designed part. The method includes generating the refined material definition (RMD) based on the NMD and the one or more FMDVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS PRODUCT LIFECYLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Sivarama Nalluri, Raymond Kok, Sunil Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9785730
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a simulated loading method and an apparatus for moving load of a whole train in rail transportation. Multiple actuators are arranged above rail sleepers along rail direction. The rail is cut into separate rail segments, which are connected to rail sleepers via fastening systems. Based on a verified train-rail-subgrade theory model, the distribution of fastener force under the movement of a train bogie can be obtained. A simplified expression of this solution can be acquired by Gauss function fitting considering the train axle load, which is used as the input load of actuators. Each actuator performs the same dynamic excitation sequentially with a time interval along the train moving direction. Therefore, moving load of different vehicle types at different train speeds can be simulated. The present invention provides a reliable and convenient test method and an apparatus for research of developing infrastructures of rail transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yunmin Chen, Xuecheng Bian, Hongguang Jiang, Jianqun Jiang, Chong Cheng, Renpeng Chen, Xiang Xu, Wanfeng Jin
  • Patent number: 9785727
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method of creating configurators for positioning three dimensional objects or “Parts” of any size and shape relative to various elements of an infinitely expandable “Matrix” along X, Y, and Z axes. The location and size of such Parts can be controlled by designating Anchor Points on each Part, and associating these Anchor Points to Nodes on the Matrix, Axes defined by Nodes on the Matrix, Planes defined by axes of the Matrix, and Cells bounded by Planes of the Matrix. Parts may also be positioned by relating Anchor Points to those of other Parts. Associative positioning can be adjusted through the use of Offset Values which can be either fixed numeric values, or the result of equations which take into account a variety of influencing factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Verso Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. R. Wilson