Patents by Inventor Martin J. Vanderploeg

Martin J. Vanderploeg 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: 5835693
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for simulating a multibody system on a computer. The invention provides for inputting into the computer a mathematical description of each body in the multibody system, specifying into the computer a force to act on one of the bodies, formulating a Jacobian matrix, solving kinematics constraints in the computer, graphically displaying a result of the solution of the kinematic constraints from the computer onto an electronic display, whereupon the user can interactively input a change to the multibody system into the computer and graphically display a result of the change to the multibody system from the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventors: James D. Lynch, Martin J. Vanderploeg