Design Or Planning Patents (Class 700/97)
  • Patent number: 11441997
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to quality control for point-of-care medical diagnostic systems. In various embodiments, the system includes an on-board storage containing a synthetic quality control material, a plurality of sub-systems having a plurality of operating parameters and including a material analyzer, a database storing quality control results that include results of the material analyzer analyzing the synthetic quality control material over time, one or more processors, and at least one memory storing instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to, automatically without user intervention: generate a control chart based on the quality control results, determine that a parameter of the plurality of operating parameters is out-of-tolerance based on the control chart, and adjust at least one of the plurality of sub-systems without user intervention to bring the out-of-tolerance parameter to within tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jeremy Hammond, Timothy Butcher, Jui Ming Lin, James Russell
  • Patent number: 11429087
    Abstract: In order to improve the planning and implementation of the manufacture of a product in a manufacturing plant, the manufacturing plant is modeled via a machine network plan modeling the manufacturing plant as a network of manufacturing nodes, and the product to be manufactured being modeled via a product synthesis plan modeling the hierarchical structure of the product in the form of a tree of product synthesis nodes. The machine network plan and the product synthesis plan are linked with each other to form a manufacturing sequence, in which a manufacturing node of the machine network plan is selected for each operation node of the product synthesis plan, which selected manufacturing node carries out the manufacturing process to be carried out at the relevant operation node. The manufacturing sequence is carried out in the manufacturing plant via a system controller in order to produce the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Zehnder, Stefan Huber
  • Patent number: 11431817
    Abstract: An electronic device, non-transitory computer readable medium and a method for management of network based media processing functions is provided. The method includes receiving a list of functions included in a functions repository; building a workflow using functions within the list of functions; determining an output of a first function and an input of a second function that are not compatible; inserting compatibility functions between the first function and the second function; creating a function group with the first function, the compatibility functions, and the second function; replacing each instance where the first function immediately precedes the second function with the function group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prakash Kolan, Imed Bouazizi
  • Patent number: 11422536
    Abstract: A new method is disclosed for monitoring the operation of a corrugated board production plant, the method provides for detecting at least one operational parameter of a functional unit of the plant, for example a current absorbed by a motor. Then, the current value of a statistical function of the operational parameter is calculated in a current temporal window. The maximum value and the minimum value of the same statistical function are calculated based on historicized data of the operational parameter in question. By comparing the current value of the statistical function and the maximum and minimum values, a piece of information of predictive diagnostics is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Fosber S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Adami, Marco Imposti, Gianluca Berrettini
  • Patent number: 11414997
    Abstract: A method is provided for machining an airfoil section (12) of a turbine blade or vane produced by a casting process. The airfoil section (12) has an outer wall (18) delimiting an airfoil interior having one or more internal cooling passages (28). The method involves: receiving design data pertaining to the airfoil section (12), including a nominal outer airfoil form (40N) and nominal wall thickness (TN) data; generating a machining path by determining a target outer airfoil form (40T), the target outer airfoil form (40T) being generated by adapting the nominal outer airfoil form (40N) such that a nominal wall thickness (TN) is maintained at all points on the outer wall around the one or more internal cooling passages (28) in a subsequently machined airfoil section; and machining an outer surface (18a) of the airfoil section (12) produced by the casting process according to the generated machining path, to remove excess material to conform to the generated target outer airfoil form (40T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel M. Eshak, Susanne Kamenzky, Samuel R. Miller, Jr., Daniel Vöhringer
  • Patent number: 11416828
    Abstract: Systems and methods discussed herein are related to optimizing time slot yield rates. A method can include: determining that an earlier time slot has become available; identifying a set of users corresponding with preexisting time slots scheduled for a time later than the available earlier time slot; ranking the set of users according to ranking criteria; selecting, based on ranking the set of users, a subset of top ranked users eligible for the available time slot; sending a set of messages to the subset of users indicating that the earlier time slot is available; receiving a message from a first user of the subset of users indicating that the first user is willing to replace their corresponding preexisting time slot with the available earlier time slot; and replacing the first user's corresponding preexisting time slot with the available earlier time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Publius Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley G. Peltz
  • Patent number: 11392108
    Abstract: Provided is a production module for the execution of at least one production function upon or for a product, wherein the production function is configured for interaction with a further production function of a further production module in a production operation, and the production module is executable as a self-similar fractal module, having an execution unit for the autonomous execution of the at least one production function, having a processor unit for the delivery of a production service for accessing the at least one production function, a self-description service for the delivery and communication of self-descriptive information incorporating properties of the production function for the further production module, and for the reception of further self-descriptive information incorporating properties of the further production function, a coupling service for the determination of a cooperation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Frank Buschmann, Vladimir Zahorcak
  • Patent number: 11365898
    Abstract: Methods and related systems of detecting a fault in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes determining an expected runtime of the HVAC system required to achieve a temperature setpoint in a comfort zone of the HVAC system following a triggering event, wherein the expected runtime is based on a design temperature of a geographic location at which the HVAC system is installed. Additionally, the method includes monitoring a current runtime of the HVAC system elapsed following the triggering event, and comparing the expected runtime with the current runtime of the HVAC system elapsed following the triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Trane International, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Blake Smith, Jonathan Edward Thrift
  • Patent number: 11347210
    Abstract: A method and a system for developing semiconductor device fabrication processes are provided. The developments of vertical and lateral semiconductor device fabrication processes can be integrated in the system. First, according to a target semiconductor device and a specification thereof, an initial target model and a general database are captured. The initial target model and the general database are compared to obtain a corresponding relationship. According to the corresponding relationship, multiple fixed fabrication parameters of the general database are applied to the initial target model, such that at least one adjustable parameter is defined. Thereafter, the parameter is set according to a setting instruction received through a user interface to produce a target model to be simulated. A simulation test is performed with the target model, and the adjustable parameter is modified until the simulation result of the target model satisfies a standard result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Kei-Kang Hung
  • Patent number: 11348017
    Abstract: Embodiments provide efficient, robust, and accurate programmatic prediction of optimized TCAD simulator system settings for future simulation executions to be performed by a TCAD simulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiu Yung Wong, Nelson de Almeida Braga, Rimvydas Mickevicius
  • Patent number: 11340584
    Abstract: Examples of synchronized parallel tile computation techniques for large area lithography simulation are disclosed herein for solving tile boundary issues. An exemplary method for integrated circuit (IC) fabrication comprises receiving an IC design layout, partitioning the IC design layout into a plurality of tiles, performing a simulated imaging process on the plurality of tiles, generating a modified IC design layout by combining final synchronized image values from the plurality of tiles, and providing the modified IC design layout for fabricating a mask. Performing the simulated imaging process comprises executing a plurality of imaging steps on each of the plurality of tiles. Executing each of the plurality of imaging steps comprises synchronizing image values from the plurality of tiles via data exchange between neighboring tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Danping Peng, Junjiang Lei, Daniel Beylkin, Kenneth Lik Kin Ho, Sagar Trivedi, Fangbo Xu
  • Patent number: 11332269
    Abstract: A packaging system for high flexibility and speed box-last packaging comprises one or more dimensional scanning sensors that are configured to scan a group of one or more target products that are to be boxed and gather dimension information describing physical dimensions of the group of one or more target products. The system also comprises one or more packaging-production machines that are configured to generate custom-made packaging templates that conform to a pre-determined set of packaging template types. Additionally, the system comprises a packaging template buffer that comprises physically divided sections that contain multiple packaging templates selected from the pre-determined set of packaging template types that are generated by the one or more packaging-production machines. Each of the packaging templates are organized within the physically divided section based upon packaging template type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lamb, David Iverson, Adam De Laveaga, Ryan Osterhout, John McCracken, Gary Moe, Niklas Pettersson
  • Patent number: 11331805
    Abstract: A system for restricting user motion using a robot includes a robot comprising one or more barrier elements, a processing unit operable to identify one or more boundaries in a real environment and/or a virtual environment, the boundaries corresponding to a predetermined extent of allowed motion in that environment, and a control unit operable to control the robot such that at least one barrier element is arranged at a position corresponding to one of the identified boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Cappello, Jason Gordon Doig, Michael Eder
  • Patent number: 11328101
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a data processing method for blueprint design, a product lifecycle management (PLM) widget and a computation device. The method comprises: receiving by a PLM widget a first acquisition request from a blueprint design program; in response to the first acquisition request, acquiring by the PLM widget a design check file corresponding to blueprint information of a current blueprint in the blueprint design program from a PLM program, the design check file being used to prompt a user to check design compliance of the current blueprint; and transmitting by the PLM widget the design check file to the blueprint design program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jieli Wang, Jiangbo Luo, Xu Zhang, Ce Jing
  • Patent number: 11327474
    Abstract: Producing a product, differently detailed structural information about a structure of the product and digital machining information about a machining process are read in. The structural information is examined as to whether a respective item of structural information is given further detail by a respective other structure. A plurality of machining sequences are generated from the structural information and machining information so that an item of structural information from a first machining sequence is given detail by an item of structural information from a second machining sequence. The first machining sequence is transmitted to a first planning module and the second machining sequence is transmitted to a second planning module. The planning modules generate an action sequence as a planning result, which is considered by the second planning module during generation of the action sequence. Control signals are output by the action sequence generated by the second planning module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Bernd Kast, Sebastian Albrecht, Wendelin Feiten
  • Patent number: 11301610
    Abstract: Methods for iteratively optimizing a two-dimensioned tiled area such as a lithographic mask include determining a halo area around each tile in the tiled area. An extended tile is made of a tile and a halo area. Each extended tile in the tiled area is iterated until a criterion is satisfied or a maximum number of iterations is met. Optimizing the extended tile produces a pattern for the tile such that at a perimeter of the tile, the pattern matches adjacent patterns that are calculated at perimeters of adjacent tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: D2S, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Jeffrey Ungar, Hironobu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11301206
    Abstract: A computer system and associated computing device are provided which allow for the collection of user selections during playback of an audio file at a client computing device within a buffer period of a time window, calling a corresponding application responsive to the user selections to generate an output for a user based upon user-specific information, and changing the start and end times of the playback time window based upon user selections collected during the buffer period exceeding a threshold percentage of total user selections collected during the playback time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PODUCTIVITY LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Asquith, Kieran McKeefery
  • Patent number: 11295050
    Abstract: A structural analysis method executed by a computer, includes acquiring model information; evaluating based on the acquired model information, a degree of agglomeration of a model subject to analysis; and selecting for the model, a direct method or an iterative method as an algorithm to solve simultaneous linear equations of a structural analysis solver that uses a finite element method, the direct method or the iterative method being selected based on a result of evaluation of the degree of agglomeration of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Takanori Negishi, Yasuhiro Kawashima, Kazuya Yamaura, Masao Fukushima, Tsuyoshi Tamaki, Toshio Arai, Toshiyasu Ohara
  • Patent number: 11269310
    Abstract: A method of fabrication for a component to be installed in a facility, the facility being represented by an electronic design model, the method including extracting, at a computing device and from the model, details of the component and controlling a plurality of stations with the computing device to fabricate and track the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Greenlee Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Bollendorf
  • Patent number: 11269317
    Abstract: A support system displays, on the basis of management information as a past record which shows, for each product loaded in a production system in which a plurality of different models of products are loaded and a sequential order of two or more of a plurality of steps is different depending on the model, an execution time of each of the steps, at least one of a first holistic chart (having a time axis and showing a feature value of production situation of the product during a display target period on a per predetermined unit basis) and a second holistic chart (showing a relationship between a plurality of steps with respect to a flow of a plurality of models of products). The support system selects at least one of a model and a step for one of the holistic charts, and displays step element information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyasu Kubo, Yusuke Yajima, Kenichirou Kawakami, Kazuhiro Matsuya
  • Patent number: 11262721
    Abstract: A movement controller of a machine uses in the context of processing a part program defining a useful processing action a parameter set having a plurality of parameters to determine, based on commands of the part program and actual values of a number of axes of the machine controlled by the movement controller, control commands for drives of the machine which are associated with the axes and to apply the determined control commands to the drives. A checking device checks the respective parameters for compliance with conditions defined by respective physical characteristics. In many cases, the checking device can determine the respective physical characteristics using other parameters of the parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: David Bitterolf, Carsten Hamm, Theo Reichel
  • Patent number: 11257015
    Abstract: This document describes impact networks that enable stakeholders to measure and take actions to adjust the impact of changes to products and services. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a stakeholder impact graph defining stakeholders. Each stakeholder is a node that is connected to at least one other stakeholder by an impact relationship edge. Data defining a first design perturbation in one or more design properties for a product or service of a first stakeholder is received from the first stakeholder. A determination is made, for one or more second stakeholders of the stakeholders connected to the first stakeholder by a respective impact relationship edge, a respective impact on the second stakeholder caused by the first design perturbation. Data defining a remediation perturbation that adjusts the respective impact of the first deign perturbation on the one or more second stakeholders is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Alex M. Kass, Michael J. Biltz
  • Patent number: 11247386
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a three dimensional article includes forming the three-dimensional article with three-dimensional printing, processing the three-dimensional article to remove support material ink, illuminating the three-dimensional article with electromagnetic radiation, inspecting the three dimensional article for photoluminescence that is responsive to the illumination, and verifying whether the support material has been sufficiently removed based upon the inspection. The support material ink includes a phosphor component that phosphorescently emits light in response to the illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Raymond Parker, Bo Wu, Jule W. Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11244083
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention disclosed herein provide techniques for generating a design autocomplete recommendation. The techniques include determining one or more first components included in a first design. The techniques further include analyzing, via the processor, a plurality of designs included in a database to select a second design that includes one or more second components that correspond to the one or more first components. The techniques further include selecting, via a processor, one or more third components included in the second design that are not included in the first design. The techniques further include causing an autocomplete recommendation that includes the one or more third components to be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Hyunmin Cheong, Wei Li, Francesco Iorio
  • Patent number: 11194576
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to A method of automating a process to process a task or an object comprising: defining elements of the process in one or more human-intelligible and editable and machine interpretable workflow program documents, the workflow program documents each including a plurality of actors who perform actions or take decision, a sequence of action steps each associated with an actor and having at least one expected outcome and a corresponding next step for each expected outcome, and wherein the action steps may include a first type of action further defined within the workflow program documents and a second type of action implemented by a computer according to code defined other than in said workflow program documents; and executing the process by a processor running the code defined by the workflow program documents, wherein if an exception is detected in the processing of a task or object according to the code, the exception is passed to a supervisory function to perform a remedial acti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tielman Francois Botha, Dawid Eduard Botha, Philip Viljoen
  • Patent number: 11182520
    Abstract: A method, medium, and system to execute an additive manufacturing (AM) simulation on a model of a part; determine, based on the AM simulation, a prediction of a temperature and displacement distribution in the part at a particular time in the AM process; apply the predicted temperature and displacement distributions in the part as a boundary conditions on a support design space to determine a temperature distribution throughout the support design space; and execute a thermal-structural topology optimization based on the determined temperature and displacement distributions throughout the support design space to determine a distribution of material in the design space for a thermal support structure to interface with the part that optimally reduces a thermal gradient in the part with a minimum of material and results in the generation of an optimized AM support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sathyanarayanan Raghavan, Ananda Barua, Prabhjot Singh, Arvind Rangarajan, Changjie Sun, Dean Robinson
  • Patent number: 11173051
    Abstract: A prosthesis, radiation bolus, pre-surgical model, or burn mask formed using a rapid prototyping device, such as a three-dimensional printer. In some exemplary aspects, the prosthesis includes a scaffolding and a coating at least partially covering the scaffolding. Methods and systems for forming the prosthesis, radiation bolus, pre-surgical model, or burn mask are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Dean Bellicchi, Zebulun Maxwell Wood, Cade Bradley-Thomas Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11160609
    Abstract: A method for customizing an interactive control boundary based on a patient-specific anatomy includes obtaining a standard control boundary and determining an intersection between a reference feature associated with the standard control boundary and a virtual representation of an anatomy of the patient. The method further includes identifying an anatomic perimeter at the intersection between the identified reference feature and the virtual representation of the anatomy. An anatomic feature on the virtual representation of the anatomy is determined from the intersection of the reference feature and the virtual representation of the anatomy. The standard control boundary is modified based on at least one anatomic feature to generate a customized control boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Jason Otto, Hyosig Kang
  • Patent number: 11157672
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure provides a system for determining a hybrid-manufacturing plan for manufacturing an integrated circuit (IC). During operation, the system can obtain a set of hybrid-manufacturing constraints for manufacturing the IC. The set of hybrid-manufacturing constraints can include a set of primitives, a set of atoms, and an atom end-state vector. An atom can correspond to a unit of spatial volume of the IC. A primitive can represent an additive, subtractive, or a mixed manufacturing process corresponding to one or more atoms of the IC. Next, the system can determine a plurality of feasible hybrid-manufacturing plans based on the set of manufacturing constraints. Each feasible hybrid-manufacturing plan can represent an ordering of the set of primitives that satisfies the atom end-state vector. The system can then determine costs for manufacturing the IC using the plurality feasible hybrid-manufacturing plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar B. Feldman, Morad Behandish, Johan de Kleer, Ion Matei, Saigopal Nelaturi
  • Patent number: 11156986
    Abstract: A machining program editing device calculates an editable time for a block of a machining program, makes editable only those of a plurality of blocks in the machining program which have the editable time left remaining, and locally writes only edited portions into a machining program used for control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kato, Kazuo Sato, Yorikazu Fukui
  • Patent number: 11106196
    Abstract: A method and also an associated computer program (product) and an apparatus for shaping a production process for producing a product made up of multiple subproducts in a production system having multiple production modules is provided. The claimed method has the following steps: generating a process model using data about production steps to be carried out for the product and the subproducts thereof, from which process model at least some of the data about at least one production step are read and a respective production module that is available and associated for carrying out the respective production step is ascertained and using a signal connection to provide instructions that correspond to the respective production step for the production module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Wendelin Feiten, Sebastian Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11099553
    Abstract: An operation plan creation device that is configured to create an operation plan for a plurality of parts to be mounted in a device includes a setting data acquisition unit configured to acquire setting data including information on a time of start of an operation of the part and a time of a scheduled performance of inspection of the part, and information on parts that are candidates for assignment to the device, for each device, an operation plan creation unit configured to create data of the operation plan including an operation period of the part from the time of the start of the operation to the time of the scheduled performance of inspection using the setting data, and an assignability determination unit configured to determine an assignability for the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Naoya Kawamura, Manabu Kasano, Tomoaki Kitagawa, Hiroyuki Isu, Naoyuki Fujiwara, Shun Kawachi
  • Patent number: 11086700
    Abstract: A simplified mechanism to deploy and control a multi-segmented application by using application-based manifests that express how application segments of the multi-segment application are to be defined or modified, and how the communication profiles between these segments. These manifests are application specific. Also, in some cases, deployment managers in a software defined datacenter (SDDC) provide these manifests as templates to administrators, who can use these templates to express their intent when they are deploying multi-segment applications in the datacenter. Application-based manifests can also be used to control previously deployed multi-segmented applications in the SDDC. Using such manifests would enable the administrators to be able to manage fine grained micro-segmentation rules based on endpoint and network attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Sirisha Myneni, Arijit Chanda, Laxmikant Vithal Gunda, Arnold Poon, Farzad Ghannadian, Kausum Kumar
  • Patent number: 11086279
    Abstract: An order may be received for an apparatus such as a power converter or other power device, where the apparatus may be housed in a packing box. A configuration device may be programmed with information responsive to details of the order and an ID associated with the apparatus. A label or other identifying object may be created or configured (e.g., printed) and attached to the apparatus or may otherwise accompany the apparatus prior to dispatch of the packing box. The label may provide details of operating parameters of the apparatus responsive to the details of the order. Upon receipt and unpacking of the packing box, the configuration device may be connected to the apparatus, thereby to causing the apparatus to become configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Handelsman, Yaron Binder, Yoav Galin, Amir Fishelov, Guy Sella
  • Patent number: 11082673
    Abstract: Techniques for projecting images onto fabricated surfaces. One or more electronic files containing an engineering diagram that describes a three-dimensional shape of the fabricated surface are retrieved. Warp transformation information for transforming images to be projected onto the fabricated surface is calculated, based on the engineering diagram, positional information defining a three-dimensional position of a projection device, relative to the fabricated surface, and positional information of an intended viewer relative to the fabricated surface. The warp transformation information is applied to one or more images to generate one or more transformed images. Embodiments project, using the projection device, the one or more transformed images onto the fabricated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Shubham Tripathi, Kapaleeswaran Viswanathan, Arun Ayyagari
  • Patent number: 11065831
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is for designing a composite material in which reinforcement fiber base materials are laminated. The composite material includes a hole extending in a lamination direction of the reinforcement fiber base materials and a reinforcement part provided around the hole. The method includes calculating a strain value generated in the composite material based on design factors and a predetermined load condition, the design factors including a shape of the hole, a shape of the reinforcement part, and an orientation angle of each of the reinforcement fiber base materials in respective layers of the reinforcement part; and optimizing the design factors based on a genetic algorithm such that the calculated strain value tends to decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Sota Kamo, Kiyoka Takagi, Tooru Shitani, Toshio Abe, Shinya Honda
  • Patent number: 11055314
    Abstract: Techniques for a database-driven messaging user interface are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a database access component operative to determine that a local messaging database of a messaging client on a client device has been updated; and examine the local messaging database to determine a set of database queries to rerun for a plurality of local user interface components; and the local user interface components operative to refresh based on running the set of database queries against the local messaging database. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Curtis Jenks, Joshua Scott Evenson, Mohsen Agsen, Jeremy David Fein, Philippe Vincent Ajoux
  • Patent number: 11048223
    Abstract: A machine tool controller according to an aspect of the present disclosure controls a machine tool having a plurality of drive axes, the machine tool controller including: an input processing unit which displays an input screen including a schematic projection drawing of a driven body that is driven by the plurality of drive axes and an input box that allows for a positional relationship of the driven body in the schematic projection drawing to be inputted, and stores a numerical value inputted to the input box; a drawing information management unit which stores decoding information indicating a relationship between the numerical value inputted to the input box and a position or drive amount of the drive axis; and a parameter processing unit which converts the numerical value inputted to the input box into a drive parameter of the plurality of drive axes, based on the decoding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Takuya Hiranuma
  • Patent number: 11048241
    Abstract: A production schedule creating method includes: acquiring production sequence information including a production sequence for producing a plurality of models of products and preparation work sequence information including a sequence of arrangement work of arranging members corresponding to the plurality of models on arrangement means which is attached to production equipment so as to arrange the members that are used for production of the products; acquiring arrangement means information including production arrangement means information that is information of the arrangement means attached to the production equipment and equipment detached arrangement means information that is information of an equipment detached arrangement means that is not attached to the production equipment; optimizing a production schedule obtained after a time point of acquisition of the arrangement means information, based on the production sequence information, the preparation work sequence information, and the arrangement means inf
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Hirokazu Takehara, Hiroki Sagara
  • Patent number: 11022968
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for reducing equipment repair time. Disclosed methods include collecting data including test substrate data or other metrology data and fault detection data for maintenance recovery of at least one manufacturing tool in a manufacturing facility. Disclosed methods include determining a relationship between tool parameter settings for the at least one manufacturing tool and at least some collected data including the test substrate data. The disclosure includes utilizing virtual metrology predictive algorithms and at least some collected data to obtain a metrology prediction and applying multivariate run-to-run (R2R) control modeling to obtain a tool parameter adjustment for at least one target parameter for the at least one manufacturing tool. The disclosure further includes applying the R2R control modeling to obtain tool parameter adjustments for at least one manufacturing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Iskandar, Jianping Zou, Parris C. M. Hawkins, James Moyne
  • Patent number: 11010506
    Abstract: A method for designing a die surface of a die, comprising generating a workpiece simulation-model corresponding to the workpiece, generating a target simulation-model corresponding to a target formed part, determining an initial die surface, which an initial numerical simulation predicts as forming the workpiece simulation-model into the target simulation-model, determining residual stresses resulting from forming the workpiece simulation-model into the target simulation-model, forming the workpiece into an actual formed part, generating a numerical representation of the actual formed part, generating an actual simulation-model, based on the residual stresses, matching the actual simulation-model and the target simulation-model, based on deviations between the matched target simulation-model and actual simulation-model, modifying the initial numerical simulation to provide a modified numerical simulation, and determining a corrected die surface, which the modified numerical simulation predicts as forming the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: William Wilcox, Derek Peeling
  • Patent number: 10984366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for quality compliance, system and operator verification, and process management for point of care biological sample testing systems used in hospitals and other medical delivery environments. Specifically, the present invention may be directed to a computing device configured to generate a plurality of attributes configured to assess a competency level of an operator to operate at least one sample testing instrument, obtain operator derived data pertaining to the operator's ability to operate the at least one sample testing instrument, and determine a competency level of the operator for the at least one sample testing instrument based the plurality of attributes and the operator derived data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Glavina, Jody Ann Tirinato, Pierre Emeric, Dan Molloy, Maureen Weber, Christopher Fetters
  • Patent number: 10983365
    Abstract: A method implemented by computer means of modifying an initial dioptric function of an initial ophthalmic lens surface, for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens, the method comprising: an initial surface providing step (S1), during which an initial surface Sini associated with a first coordinate system is provided, said initial surface Sini comprising a plurality of surface points P1, each surface point P1 having a mean sphere Sph(P1) and a cylinder Cyl(P1), said initial surface Sini providing said initial dioptric function, a modifying surface selection step (S2), during which a number n of nonzero modifying surfaces Smod1, . . . , Smodn is selected, said modifying surfaces Smod1, . . . , Smodn being associated with a second coordinate system, the modifying surface Smodi comprising a plurality of surface points Pi1, . . . Pij, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Cyril Guilloux, Aude Contet
  • Patent number: 10967568
    Abstract: A machine is provided for the additive manufacture of a part by complete or partial selective melting of a powder, the machine including: a horizontal working plane; at least one spreading device; at least one system for dispensing powder over the working plane comprising at least one slide for receiving powder and at least one powder injector, the receiving slide being movable in translation, with respect to the working plane, and the injector being positioned above the receiving slide, so as to dispense powder over the receiving slide which is moving between a retracted position and a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AddUp
    Inventor: Gilles Walrand
  • Patent number: 10965821
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes first and second estimators and a determining unit. The first estimator estimates a quality of each individual part to be used for a product, based on error information concerning a manufactured product. The second estimator estimates a degree of an influence of each portion of a product on a quality of the product, based on the error information. The determining unit determines, for each portion of the product, which part will be used for a corresponding portion of the product, based on the estimated quality and the estimated degree of an influence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motoharu Hirata
  • Patent number: 10935271
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of operating a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) analytics system is provided. The method comprising: obtaining HVAC data for an HVAC unit in electronic communication with the HVAC analytics system; obtaining an HVAC unit characteristic of the HVAC unit; obtaining weather data for a geographical area where the HVAC unit is located; and determining an HVAC capacity available ratio (CAR) in response to the weather data, the HVAC unit characteristics, and the HVAC data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hayden M. Reeve, Daniel J. Dempsey, Xinyu Wu, Sheng Li, Xing Cai
  • Patent number: 10912626
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of routing a dental restoration design case to a user account includes receiving new dental restoration design cases associated with metadata describes design requirements. The method includes parsing the metadata to identify design factors indicating the requirements and storing the new cases in a main queue. The method also includes receiving login information, identifying the user account for the design user and retrieving attribute data associated with the account. The attribute data describes a design skill level of the design user. The method includes evaluating the design factors of the new dental restoration design cases in the main queue based on the attribute data of the account to determine a dental restoration design case in the main queue that satisfies the attribute data of the account and routing the determined dental restoration design case to a user queue associated with the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Selberis, Sergey Nikolskiy, Shawn Andrews Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10887162
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to dynamic server drawer build plan management. Output data associated with a data source is received. A drawer build plan list and one or more inventory scenarios are generated based on the received data. At least one build plan is chosen from the build plan list, and one or more drawer design configurations are compared to at least one inventory scenario to produce a set of eligible drawer design configurations. A drawer design configuration is selected from the set for one or more respective drawer build plans based on one or more constraints. A connection is established to a computer, and information associated with each selected drawer design configuration is transmitted to the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Warren Boldrin, Oswald J. Mantilla, Jason McAllister, Chanchal Saha
  • Patent number: 10887163
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to dynamic server drawer build plan management. Output data associated with a data source is received. A drawer build plan list and one or more inventory scenarios are generated based on the received data. At least one build plan is chosen from the build plan list, and one or more drawer design configurations are compared to at least one inventory scenario to produce a set of eligible drawer design configurations. A drawer design configuration is selected from the set for one or more respective drawer build plans based on one or more constraints. A connection is established to a computer, and information associated with each selected drawer design configuration is transmitted to the second computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Warren Boldrin, Oswald J. Mantilla, Jason McAllister, Chanchal Saha
  • Patent number: RE49095
    Abstract: A method of designing a guide tool for cartilage repair in an articulating surface of a joint, comprising the steps of: I. determining physical parameters for cartilage damage in a joint and generating design parameters for cartilage repair objects and their relative placement in a predetermined pattern. comprising: II. selecting repair objects to fit the individual cartilage damage site wherein the repair objects have: cross sectional areas adapted to fit the surface area of the cartilage damage site, lengths adapted to fit the selected joint and/or type of cartilage damage, and surfaces intended to align with the articular cartilage surface in the joint, based on the healthy surface contour curvature, III. determining, based on obtained image data, positions and angles of the selected cartilage repair objects, wherein the positions and angles are adapted so that the selected repair objects fit the individual cartilage damage site, IV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Nina Bake, Janarne Wetterheim, Robert Axelsson, Martin Qvänstedt