Patents by Inventor Herbert Dennis Hunt

Herbert Dennis Hunt 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: 11132477
    Abstract: The model builder may generate a model object, and initiate the solver to determine whether the model object has constraints that effect the model object. The solver can generate solution data these constraints. The solver may pass any solution data it obtains to the solution display generator, so that the user can view the solution data while the user is building the model with the model builder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: MSC.Software Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Brennan, Douglas James Neill, Herbert Dennis Hunt
  • Patent number: 10621203
    Abstract: In embodiments, systems and methods may involve using a platform as disclosed herein for applications described herein where the systems and methods involve receiving a dataset in an analytic platform, the dataset including fact data and dimension data for a plurality of distinct product categories. It may also involve storing the data in a flexible hierarchy, the hierarchy allowing the temporary fixing of data along a dimension and flexible querying along other dimensions of the data. It may also involve pre-aggregating certain combinations of data to facilitate rapid querying, the pre-aggregation based on the nature of common queries. It may also involve facilitating the presentation of a cross-category view of an analytic query of the dataset. In embodiments, the temporarily fixed dimension can be rendered flexible upon an action by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 10430529
    Abstract: A system or method includes a simulated model that has a plurality of simulated components, the plurality of components are arranged in a component hierarchical graph such that the combination of the simulated components forms the simulated model. The system includes an inference engine configured to generate one or more redesign recommendations for a component in the simulated model based on redesign recommendation rules. The system may include a display generator for displaying the redesign recommendations to a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MSC.SOFTWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunaseelan Kanthasamy, Herbert Dennis Hunt
  • Patent number: 10331808
    Abstract: A system or method that includes determining a plurality of physical characteristics of a first simulated object. The system or method includes comparing the plurality of physical characteristics of the first simulated object to a plurality of characteristics of a plurality of objects stored on a storage medium. The system or method includes identifying at least one matching object from the plurality of objects stored on the storage medium. The system or method includes comparing at least one physical property of the at least one matching object to at lease one desired physical property of the first simulated object and generating a list of matching objects that meet the at least one desired physical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MSC.Software Corporation
    Inventors: Kunaseelan Kanthasamy, Herbert Dennis Hunt
  • Patent number: 10331821
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer readable medium for performing a computer simulation a physical object, includes receiving at least one selection by a user with respect to usage of a simpler model or a more complex model to be used to model at least one attribute of the physical object; performing a computer simulation of the physical object based on the at least one selection received from the user; and rerunning the computer simulation a plurality of times using results obtained from earlier run computer simulations, to obtain an accurate representation of the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MSC.Software Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Brennan, Douglas James Neill, Herbert Dennis Hunt, Kunaseelan Kanthasamy
  • Patent number: 10325272
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a method is described for reducing bias by data fusion of a household panel data and a loyalty card data. In embodiments, a method is provided for receiving a consumer panel dataset in a data fusion facility, receiving a consumer point-of-sale dataset in a data fusion facility, receiving a dimension dataset in a data fusion facility, fusing the datasets received in the data fusion facility into a new panel dataset based at least in part on an encryption key, estimating a consumer behavior using a first model based on the consumer panel dataset, estimating a consumer behavior using a second model based only on those consumers present in both the consumer panel dataset and the consumer point-of-sale dataset, and refining the first model based at least on the results of the second model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 10013510
    Abstract: A system or method includes receiving data regarding a first simulated object with at least one desired physical property to be exhibited by the first simulated object designed by a user. The method includes receiving a request for modifications to the simulated object to achieve the at least one desired physical property and determining based on the at least one desired physical property other simulated objects designed by other users, the other simulated objects exhibit the desired physical properties. The display at least one design path that shows other simulated objects that has the desired physical properties and allowing the user choose one of the other simulated objects and replace the object with the chosen object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MSC.Software Corporation
    Inventors: Kunaseelan Kanthasamy, Herbert Dennis HĂșnt
  • Patent number: 9466063
    Abstract: Using a computer, a database comprising a field is identified. A query relating to the field is identified. Prior to processing the query, the field is dynamically altered to conform to a desired bit size. The query is processed. The results of the query are returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason, Ting Liu
  • Publication number: 20160224996
    Abstract: Improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an item, the classification of which is uncertain. It may also involve receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products and assigning the item to at least one of the classification schemes based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification schemes, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and the known attributes of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, JR., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 9390158
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that may involve receiving a causal fact dataset including facts relating to items perceived to cause actions, wherein the causal fact dataset includes a data attribute that is associated with a causal fact datum. It may also involve pre-aggregating a plurality of the combinations of a plurality of causal fact data and associated data attributes in a causal bitmap. It may also involve selecting a subset of the pre-aggregated combinations based on suitability of a combination for the analytic purpose. It may also involve storing the subset of pre-aggregated combinations to facilitate querying of the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 9262503
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an item, the classification of which is uncertain. It may also involve receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products and assigning the item to at least one of the classification schemes based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification schemes, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and the known attributes of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 9152740
    Abstract: The model builder may generate a model object, and initiate the solver to determine whether the model object has constraints that effect the model object. The solver can generate solution data these constraints. The solver may pass any solution data it obtains to the solution display generator, so that the user can view the solution data while the user is building the model with the model builder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MSC.Software Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Brennan, Douglas James Neill, Herbert Dennis Hunt
  • Patent number: 8942963
    Abstract: A system or method includes a simulated model that has a plurality of simulated components, the plurality of components are arranged in a component hierarchical graph such that the combination of the simulated components forms the simulated model. The system includes an inference engine configured to generate one or more redesign recommendations for a component in the simulated model based on redesign recommendation rules. The system may include a display generator for displaying the redesign recommendations to a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: MSC.Software Corporation
    Inventors: Kunaseelan Kanthasamy, Herbert Dennis Hunt
  • Patent number: 8489532
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a classification scheme associated with product attributes of a grouping of products of an entity, receiving a record of data relating to an item of a competitor to the entity, the classification of which is uncertain, receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products, and assigning a product code to the item, based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification scheme, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and at least one known attribute of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Jr., Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid Conrad Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Publication number: 20120173472
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a classification scheme associated with product attributes of a grouping of products of an entity, receiving a record of data relating to an item of a competitor to the entity, the classification of which is uncertain, receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products, and assigning a product code to the item, based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification scheme, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and at least one known attribute of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Patent number: 8160984
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a classification scheme associated with product attributes of a grouping of products of an entity, receiving a record of data relating to an item of a competitor to the entity, the classification of which is uncertain, receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products, and assigning a product code to the item, based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification scheme, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and at least one known attribute of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: SymphonyIRI Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Publication number: 20110137924
    Abstract: Using a computer, a database comprising a field is identified. A query relating to the field is identified. Prior to processing the query, the field is dynamically altered to conform to a desired bit size. The query is processed. The results of the query are returned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason, Ting Liu
  • Patent number: 7949639
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for updating data sources. The method may include identifying a plurality of data sources, identifying a plurality of overlapping attribute segments to use for comparing the data sources, calculating a factor as a function of each of the plurality of overlapping attribute segments, and using the factors to update a first group of values in the second data source to reduce bias. Further, at least a first data source is more accurate than a second data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: SymphonyIRI Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Publication number: 20090018996
    Abstract: In embodiments, systems and methods may involve using a platform as disclosed herein for applications described herein where the systems and methods involve receiving a dataset in an analytic platform, the dataset including fact data and dimension data for a plurality of distinct product categories. It may also involve storing the data in a flexible hierarchy, the hierarchy allowing the temporary fixing of data along a dimension and flexible querying along other dimensions of the data. It may also involve pre-aggregating certain combinations of data to facilitate rapid querying, the pre-aggregation based on the nature of common queries. It may also involve facilitating the presentation of a cross-category view of an analytic query of the dataset. In embodiments, the temporarily fixed dimension can be rendered flexible upon an action by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason
  • Publication number: 20090012971
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an item, the classification of which is uncertain. It may also involve receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products and assigning the item to at least one of the classification schemes based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification schemes, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and the known attributes of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Herbert Dennis Hunt, John Randall West, Marshall Ashby Gibbs, Bradley Michael Griglione, Gregory David Neil Hudson, Andrea Basilico, Arvid C. Johnson, Cheryl G. Bergeon, Craig Joseph Chapa, Alberto Agostinelli, Jay Alan Yusko, Trevor Mason