Design Or Planning Patents (Class 700/97)
  • 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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    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
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    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: 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
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Takehara, Hiroki Sagara
  • 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
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Hiranuma
  • 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
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: William Wilcox, Derek Peeling
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    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: 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: 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: 10878139
    Abstract: A method including receiving a joint parameter for a joint between at least two composite structural components, a ply stackup for each of the at least two composite structural components and an electromagnetic effect parameter in a controller, iteratively processing with the controller, the joint parameter and the ply stackup and outputting an optimized joint parameter based on at least a convergence of an electromagnetic effect resistance of the joint and the at least two composite structural components, and changing, with the controller, a value of one or more of the joint parameters and the ply stackup during the iterative processing to reach the convergence of the electromagnetic effect resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shahriar Khosravani, Omid B. Nakhjavani, Vincent Bell, Laine Tennyson, Farhad Dabiri
  • Patent number: 10853536
    Abstract: This invention presents a transformative design decision support tool (an e-Design Assessment Engine), one that 1. Significantly reduces cost and risk of engineering design projects, over the state of affair, in part through early and automatic detection of design oversights; 2. Offers compelling reduction in the development time of designs, through improved productivity, but without compromising quality or creativity; 3. Offers wide range of flexibility in terms of supporting design processes employed at different design organizations. The design oversights are identified through proper structuring of the engineering design requirements, extraction of relevant design parameters through application program interfaces provided by the pertinent design tools, and mapping against the requirements. Big data analytics are applied to repositories of past designs, for the purpose of improving new designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Imagars LLC
    Inventors: Baldur Andrew Steingrimsson, Anand Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10823007
    Abstract: A turbocharger turbine having a blade-gap zone between the blades and the shroud wall. The blade-gap zone is larger at and near the exducer than at an upstream location where the shroud wall is at its minimum radius. Also disclosed is a method of customizing and manufacturing a turbine by establishing an optimized blade-gap zone at the exducer, and machining it into a turbine housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Garrett Transportation I Inc.
    Inventor: Brian D. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10823815
    Abstract: A tool within a manufacturing environment is located using a macro position locator to form an approximate location. A refined location is identified using the approximate location, a retro reflective target attached to the tool, and a laser tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen John Bennison, Karl Loren Johnson
  • Patent number: 10824779
    Abstract: A system comprises a model generation system and an analyzer. The model generation system is configured to modify a model of a laminated composite structure to meet a user defined objective and to meet at least one of user defined performance constraints or user defined manufacturing constraints by changing at least one ply characteristic of at least one ply of the model while maintaining ply boundary geometry constraints for each ply of the model. The ply boundary geometry constraints of the model generation system include a number of defined ply boundary geometries each described by a respective mathematical function. The analyzer is configured to return objective values or constraint function values for at least one ply of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Vladimir Balabanov, Mostafa Rassaian, Zachary Robert Meves, Yuan-Jye Wu
  • Patent number: 10810328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for developing an assembly, which at least includes one mechatronics component with a mechanical portion, an electrical portion, and an information technology portion, wherein the method includes the steps of: Developing the mechanical portions, the electrical continuous or periodic communicating of a development status information of the development process of at least a first of the portions to the development process of a second of the portions or to the development processes of the two remaining portions; and varying the development processes of the second of the portions or the development processes of both remaining portions, taking into account the development status information. The invention further relates to a respective arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: EPLAN SOFTWARE & SERVICE GMBH & CO. KG, CIDEON SOFTWARE & SERVICES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Lisse, Gerhard Wulff, Arnd Paulfeuerborn
  • Patent number: 10769850
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for updating a polygonal mesh representation of a model are provided. A model comprises a set of topologies, and a meshing state is maintained for each topology of the set of topologies. The meshing state indicates, for a given topology, whether a polygonal mesh exists and is valid. A change made to the model is determined, where the change comprises a modification to a geometry of the model or a modification to mesh settings of a polygonal mesh representation of the model. One or more topologies of the set of topologies that are affected by the change are determined, and the meshing state for the affected one or more topologies is updated. Based on the one or more updated meshing states, a set of meshing operations needed to bring the polygonal mesh representation of the model up-to-date is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank DeSimone, Vivek J. Joshi, Joseph Borella, John Svitek, Mukesh Bauskar, James West, Jitendra Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10761518
    Abstract: A product-input-plan developing device for developing product input plans including an input order of products to a manufacture line that includes a branch and a merge, and paths along which the products individually flow in the manufacture line, includes a processor configured to optimize product input plans for k number of products for which a product input plan is developable without causing information explosion from among the products to be input to the manufacture line; and determine adoption of product input plans for first n (n<k) number of products from among the product input plans optimized by the processor, wherein the processor repeatedly executes the process for optimizing the product input plan and the processor repeatedly executes the process for determination for a product for which adoption of the product input plan is not determined by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takashi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10739760
    Abstract: A control system constructed so that a machine tool and a high-order server configured to manage the machine tool are connected through a communication line determines the arrangement of a control process in the respective execution environments of the machine tool and the high-order server, based on an execution condition for the execution of the control process available in machining performed in the machine tool and machining information on the machining in the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Ogawa, Akira Kanemaru
  • Patent number: 10739750
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for correcting deviations in a production process of an article. Initially, measured 3D surface coordinates of a first article are obtained and used to create a virtual image of the first article that is displayed on a display apparatus that is fastened to the user's head. The virtual image is superimposed on a predefined model image of the article which is also displayed on the display apparatus to enable the user to detect any region(s) where the measured first article deviates from the predefined model. The user is then able, via a gesture (e.g., hand movement) or head movement, to select a particular region of deviation and control the desired corrective action to be performed on subsequently produced articles. The present method thereby enables the experienced user to subjectively select the region(s) requiring correction action and the degree and type of corrective action to be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Georgi, Martin Rummel, Dominik Schmid, Andreas Lotze
  • Patent number: 10713395
    Abstract: A method of designing a furniture product includes displaying a first and a second part members on a screen such that a first face of the first part member and a second face of the second part member are in parallel; setting XY coordinate in which a corner of a rectangle of each face of the first and second part members is set as an origin, and two sides extending orthogonally from the corner are set as X axis and Y axis to designate a first position on the first face by the XY coordinate; perpendicularly projecting the first face of the first part member onto the second face of the second part member to calculate a position on the second face that corresponds to the first position and designating the calculated position on the second face as a second position by the XY coordinate on the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DOMANS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ninomiya, Hiroyuki Masuda
  • Patent number: 10647454
    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: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lamb, David Iverson, Adam De Laveaga, Ryan Osterhout, John McCracken, Gary Moe, Niklas Pettersson
  • Patent number: 10628616
    Abstract: A method for a space profile interpreter framework is described. The method includes a data interpreter module receiving a first data file having a data section that includes data representing real-world entities for a layer of a digital geographic structure. The data interpreter module communicates with a computing system for managing a location hierarchy. The module extracts location information included in multiple entity records for the layer. Each entity record corresponds to a respective space profile feature for a real-world entity of the digital geographic structure. A mapping module of a computing system associates the data item of the extracted location information with entity information of the location hierarchy managed by the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nuvolo Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tejas Yadav, Tao Ye, Asim Rizvi
  • Patent number: 10625692
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system to receive a specification of prototype wiring corresponding to a signal in a logical design of a wire harness, locate a section of a vehicle to include a portion of the wire harness corresponding to the signal in the logical design, and insert the prototype wiring into a physical design of the wire harness corresponding to the located section of the vehicle. The specification of the prototype wiring can identify a particular vehicle configuration and insert the prototype wiring into a physical design of the wire harness for the particular vehicle configuration. The computing system can receive constraints configured to control synthesis of the logical design into the physical design of the wire harness, and generate portions of the physical design of the wire harness based on the constraints, while retaining the prototype wiring that was inserted into the physical design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Holdsworth, Rory Harrington, David Barnes
  • Patent number: 10628805
    Abstract: An on-line waste management reporting and tracking system allows contractors to create waste management plans. Cities and other governing bodies can manage and enforce their recycling policies. Property owners can track the recycling on construction debris within their property. Recycling facilities can create diversion reports and upload tickets directly to a project. Users communicate and interact via the system. Waste management plans can be submitted directly to the governmental bodies. Users track recycling on construction projects through detailed recycling reports. The system calculates a plan's emissions and gives suggestions on how to reduce a plan's carbon footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Green Halo Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Constantine D. Rodatos
  • Patent number: 10621293
    Abstract: Method and computer program product for generating a finite element model of a fastener passing through holes in load-bearing plates. Disks of finite elements are arranged in the holes to model the portions of the fastener aligned with each hole. Fence elements extend about the perimeters of the disks and the perimeters of the holes in directions away from sides of the disks and load-bearing plates. Contact bodies can be arranged on the fence elements. When a finite element model is executed, the fence elements and contact bodies can bear against each other to model contact between the holes and the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert Erik Grip
  • Patent number: 10611074
    Abstract: A dimension in a Y-direction of a slit section (26) decreases gradually as a distance from an inflow port (23) in an X-direction increases. A cross-section of a manifold section (25) that is orthogonal to the X-direction decreases gradually as a distance from the inflow port (23) in the X-direction increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahide Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10599124
    Abstract: A tool path generation method includes inputting a first function derived from a polynomial expression including a plurality of coefficients representing a first curved surface, generating a first tool path based on the first function, inputting the first tool path to an NC device of a machine tool and machining a workpiece by relative movement between a tool and a workpiece along the first tool path, measuring the shape of the workpiece at a plurality of measurement points on a surface of the machined workpiece, calculating, for each of the measurement points, a symmetrical position with respect to the first curved surface in a direction perpendicular to the first curved surface as a correction point, obtaining a second function representing a second curved surface based on a series of position data of the correction points, and generating a second tool path based on the second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Masumiya, Kyohei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10599129
    Abstract: One variation of a method for normalizing manufacturing data includes: identifying a type of the digital component description document, including a set of part descriptor entries describing a set of physical parts, based on categories of physical parts described in part descriptor entries within the digital component description document; accessing a set of part descriptor rules corresponding to the type of the digital component description document; detecting deviation of a part descriptor entry, in the set of part descriptor entries, from a part descriptor rule in the set of part descriptor rules; at the user portal, serving a prompt to manually correct the part descriptor entry; and, in response to alignment between the digital component description document and the set of part descriptor rules, importing the set of part descriptor entries into the component library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Duro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G Corr, Kellan O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10549359
    Abstract: An end mill machining apparatus, a CAM apparatus, an NC program, and a machining method which suppress regenerative self-excited vibration and mode-coupling self-excited vibration. An end mill machining apparatus includes an end mill, and a control section for controlling the end mill. The ratio of the protrusion length of the end mill to the diameter of the end mill falls within a range of 5 to 50. The end mill is a variable pitch, uniform helix type or a variable helix type. The control section controls the end mill such that the contact angle between the end mill and a workpiece M1 during machining becomes equal to or smaller than a critical contact angle ?lim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Takehiro Hayasaka, Shunsuke Fujimaki, Eiji Shamoto
  • Patent number: 10545465
    Abstract: A system and a method for selecting controllable parameters for equipment operation safety are provided. The system includes a memory, a display, a communication interface, and circuitry in communication with the memory, the communication interface and the display, the circuitry is configured to: identify a key safety monitoring index (KSMI) for the equipment operation safety, select a first subset of the controllable parameters according to a first regression, select a second subset of the controllable parameters from the first subset of the controllable parameters to predict the KSMI, predict the equipment operation safety for a future time, determine a safety range, and transmit the controllable parameters to be set for the equipment operation safety according to the determined safety range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Fang Hou, Yan Gao
  • Patent number: 10539653
    Abstract: A method for detecting a position of a mobile body moving on a plane includes setting X-axis and Y-axis direction reference lines on the plane, disposing a dummy mobile body on intersection points of the reference lines, detecting a position of the dummy mobile body, determining position variation amounts at the intersection points as an X-axis direction error and a Y-axis direction error based on a difference from true position data, determining X-axis and Y-axis direction error approximate formulas based on the errors to calculate errors at each position on the reference lines, detecting the position of the mobile body, correcting acquired detected X-Y coordinate data by a linear interpolation method using the X-axis and Y-axis direction error approximate formulas, and obtaining position data close to the true position of the mobile body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Tanaka, Michio Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10540476
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a computer-implemented method for simplifying analysis of a computer-aided model. The method comprising acts of selecting at least one evaluation point in a standard computer-aided model, analyzing the standard computer-aided model by simplifying each of a plurality of simplification points for the selected at least one evaluation point. Further the computer-implemented method comprises acts of building a response surface using relationship between simplification parameters and evaluation parameter based on analysis of the standard computer-aided model and indicating effect of simplification of at least one simplification point in the computer-aided model by comparing calculated evaluation parameter of the computer-aided model with a threshold evaluation parameter, wherein, the calculated evaluation parameter is derived using the response surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Azuma Okuno
  • Patent number: 10529030
    Abstract: A system, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for labeling a plurality of messages from a customer-agent interaction on a social media service to identify an issue and a response are disclosed. For example, the system includes a conversation interface, a conversation database coupled to the conversation interface, a conversation analysis server coupled to the conversation database and a conversation knowledge repository coupled to the conversation analysis server. The conversation analysis server includes a preprocessing module, a dialogue act analysis module, an issue status analysis module and an issue/response identification module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Saurabh Singh Kataria, Arvind Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10523581
    Abstract: Implementing a new node controller in a cluster environment. A method includes, at a primary node controller in the cluster environment, deploying a secondary node controller to be updated, associated with a flight container. The secondary node controller appears logically to the primary node controller as resources available to the primary node controller to which the primary node controller can assign cluster jobs. The primary node controller delegates cluster jobs to the secondary node controller. Sub-containers are started in the flight container for the secondary node controller to start delegated cluster jobs. Performance of the secondary node controller is monitored with respect to the started jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Atri Sharma
  • Patent number: 10521753
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes incorporating a usage model in a business application hosted on a computing device. The usage model describes anticipated usages of the business application by a user and is specified using a formal machine readable language. The method includes providing an adapter configured to automatically translate the usage model in the business application to a UI profile consistent with a UI technology available on the computing device on which the business application is hosted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Markus Latzina, Abhay Tiple
  • Patent number: 10483120
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) uses a first lithography technique having a first resolution and a second lithography technique having a second resolution lower than the first resolution. The method includes deriving a graph from an IC layout, the graph having vertices and edges that connect some of the vertices, the vertices representing IC patterns in the IC layout, the edges representing spacing between the IC patterns that are smaller than the second resolution. The method further includes classifying the edges into at least two types, a first type of edges representing spacing that is smaller than the first resolution, a second type of edges representing spacing that is equal to or greater than the first resolution but smaller than the second resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Hsien Hsieh, Wen-Li Cheng, Dong-Yo Jheng, Chih-Ming Lai, Ru-Gun Liu
  • Patent number: 10437231
    Abstract: The invention notably relates to a computer-implemented method for designing an outer surface of a composite part manufactured by molding a stack of material layers. The method comprises defining constant offset surfaces, a constant offset surface being a respective part of the outer surface which is to have a constant offset value relative to the reference surface, the constant offset value of a respective constant offset surface corresponding to the sum of the thicknesses of the material layers below the respective constant offset surface, and determining a final surface that corresponds to a tangent continuous connection of the constant offset surfaces. This provides an improved solution for designing an outer surface of a composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Inventor: Jeannine Panciatici
  • Patent number: 10429296
    Abstract: A metrology system includes a controller coupled to a detector to generate a detection signal based on the reflection of an illumination beam from a multilayer film stack. The multilayer film stack may include one or more zones with a repeating pattern of two or more materials. The controller may generate a model of reflection of the illumination beam by modeling the zones as thick films having zone thicknesses and effective permittivity values using an effective medium model relating the effective permittivity values of the zones to permittivity values and volume fractions of constituent materials. The controller may further determine values of the zone thicknesses and the volume fractions using a regression of the detection signal based on the effective medium model and further determine average thickness values of the constituent materials based on the number of films, the zone thicknesses, the volume fractions, and the effective permittivity values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Neil, Mikhail Sushchik, Natalia Malkova
  • Patent number: 10430538
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system implementing a schematic capture tool to utilize physical test capabilities of a manufacturer of a printed circuit board assembly during generation of a logical design for the printed circuit board assembly. The schematic capture tool can utilize the physical test capabilities of the manufacturer to trim a list of parts representing electronic components available for use in the printed circuit board assembly, and generate the logical design for the printed circuit board assembly utilized the trimmed list of parts. The schematic capture tool can utilize the physical test capabilities of the manufacturer to determine which nets in the logical design to assign test points. The schematic capture tool can provide an indication of the assigned test points to a layout tool, which can include the test points in a layout design for the printed circuit board assembly based on the assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Laing
  • Patent number: 10417537
    Abstract: A method for compensating coloring range of colored 3D object is disclosed. The method includes following steps: importing a 3D object; performing an object slicing process to the 3D object for generating multiple object printing-route information for multiple printing layers; performing an image slicing process to the 3D object for generating multiple color printing-route information for the multiple printing layers; performing an extension process to the color printing-route information for generating updated color printing-route information, the updated color printing-route information may cover extension blocks respectively generated from each sliced object after the sliced object is printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: XYZPRINTING, INC., KINPO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Huang, Ko-Wei Shih