Patents by Inventor Beverly Joyce Becker

Beverly Joyce Becker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6850921
    Abstract: A method (100) for cascading system level target to component level design objectives using machine learning and design synthesis techniques. The method (100) of the present invention uses machine learning techniques to build (106, 108) surrogate models from given system targets (102). The method then employs design synthesis methods to determine (110) a range of component level design objectives for the given system level targets using the surrogate models. The range of component level design objectives is fed back (112) to one of the surrogate models to determine (114) the component design objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Beverly Joyce Becker, Chi-Chin Wu, Gregory Allen Kaepp, Hassen Hammoud, Han C. Wang, Keming Chen, Nanxin Wang
  • Patent number: 6598036
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining the correctness of proposed values or data for engineering parameters. The method incorporates the use of a server side computer and a client side computer connected to each other via an electronic network. The method includes the steps of obtaining a knowledge base of data. The knowledge base is stored on the server side computer. Proposed values or data are generated at the client side computer using an applet. The proposed data is then transmitted over the network from the client side computer to the server side network. The proposed data is then compared against the knowledge base of data using a servlet designed to invoke and utilize computers other than the server side computer that may have rules or facts necessary to test the proposed data. The results are prepared and then transmitted from the server side computer to the client side computer. The client side computer does not require a proprietary application to be resident therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nanxin Wang, Beverly Joyce Becker, Gregory Allen Kaepp, Fang Liu, Zhengyu Lei, Yan Xue