Structural Design Patents (Class 703/1)
  • Patent number: 11328429
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for detecting ground point cloud points. The method may include: determining a segmentation plane and a ground based on a point cloud collected by a lidar; segmenting the point cloud into a first sub point cloud and a second sub point cloud based on the segmentation plane; and determining the point cloud points whose distances from the ground are smaller than a first distance threshold in the first sub point cloud as ground point cloud points, and determining the point cloud points whose distances from the ground are smaller than a second distance threshold in the second sub point cloud as the ground point cloud points, where the first distance threshold is smaller than the second distance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Shuang Zhang, Bin Gao, Xiaoxing Zhu
  • Patent number: 11321647
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure facilitate scheduling and managing a project. In some embodiments, the system includes a quoting module, a product data module, and a project planning module executing on at least one processor of a server. The product data module may be configured to store at least one product. The product stored in the project module may have a product class indicating that the product is a labor product, parts product, or agreements product. The system may be configured to copy products from the product data module to the quoting module. The system may be configured to also copy products from the product data module to the project planning module, and generate tasks for the project planning module based on the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CONNECTWISE, LLC
    Inventors: Arnold Bellini, III, Linda Brotherton, Robert Isaacs
  • Patent number: 11321913
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) modeling method of clothing to arrange and display parts constituting clothing on a 3D space includes loading pattern data and body data, wherein the pattern data comprises information about one or more parts constituting the clothing, and the body data comprises a 3D shape of a body on which the clothing is to be put; displaying the 3D shape of the body based on the body data; and displaying the one or more parts on the 3D shape of the body based on the pattern data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Z-EMOTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Soo Han, Dong Wook Yi
  • Patent number: 11321918
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating a corresponding 3D mesh representing a 3D object includes transforming an initial three-dimensional mesh into a planar mesh, wherein each vertex or edge of the planar mesh is a transformation of a vertex or edge from the initial three-dimensional mesh; and sampling the planar mesh to generate a plurality of samples such that each sample comprises a three-dimensional coordinate representing a point in a three-dimensional space derived and/or taken directly from the initial three-dimensional mesh, and a coordinate representing a position of the sample relative to other samples; and generating the sampled matrix based on the plurality of samples; and representing the sampled matrix as a corresponding 3D mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Jens Christian Jørgensen, Jens Peter Träff, Alejandro Alonso Diaz
  • Patent number: 11318519
    Abstract: A press system includes a press portion and a controller configured to control the press portion. The controller includes a load pattern generator, an evaluation input unit, and an optimum load pattern setting unit configured to set an optimum load pattern based on a plurality of evaluations of the quality input by the evaluation input unit. The optimum load pattern setting unit includes a response surface generator configured to create from evaluation value data based on the plurality of load patterns and the plurality of evaluations of the quality, by using as an objective function, the evaluation value data with the load pattern being defined as a design variable, a response surface of the objective function, and an optimization calculator configured to find an optimum solution of the objective function of the response surface by optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Kitayama, Takuya Noda, Takuji Miyasaka, Takahiro Noguchi, Kiichiro Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 11318878
    Abstract: A circuit may be configured to control a vehicle headlamp comprising light emitting diodes (LEDs). The circuit may comprise an LED controller configured to receive video data from a video source via a first interface; an LED driver configured to drive the LEDs based at least in part on the video data; and a second interface between the LED controller and the LED driver, wherein the second interface is configured to communicate the video data from the LED controller to the LED driver and wherein the second interface communicates the video data at a slower data rate than the first interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Gernot Unterweger, Tobias Schuster, Andrea Scenini, Christof Michenthaler
  • Patent number: 11315319
    Abstract: A method preserves shapes in a solid model when distributing material during topological optimization. A 3D geometric model of a part having a boundary shape is received. The geometric model is pre-processed to produce a variable-void distance field and to produce a frozen distance field representing the boundary shape. The geometric model is apportioned into a plurality of voxels, and a density value is adjusted for each voxel according to an optimization process. An iso-surface mesh is extracted from the voxel data, and an iso-surface distance field is generated from the extracted iso-surface mesh. A distance field intersection is derived between the iso-surface distance field and the variable-void distance field. A distance field union is performed between the distance field intersection and the frozen distance field, and a result iso-surface mesh is produced from the distance field union.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
    Inventors: Bowen Yu, Kyeong Hwi Lee, Shrikant Savant, Girish Mule
  • Patent number: 11314904
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the data visualization system imports and displays, on an electronic device (e.g., a tablet, desktop computing device, etc.), a representation of a construction drawing, or the like, of a project and corresponding one or more shapes. In one or more embodiments, the one or more shapes may represent an area of the construction drawing. In one or more embodiments, the data visualization system may track project completion and assign colors to the one or more shapes indicating work completion for those shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Estimating Eagle LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Good, Bassam Saidi
  • Patent number: 11310734
    Abstract: Disclosed are a communication technique of merging, with IoT technology, a 5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4G system, and a system therefor. The disclosure can be applied to intelligent services (for example, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, security and safety related services, and the like) on the basis of 5G communication technology and an IoT-related technology. A method for selecting a transmission point in a wireless communication system, according to an embodiment of the present specification, comprises the steps of: setting a transmission point group including at least one transmission point, on the basis of at least one reception point; setting a priority for the at least one transmission point in the transmission point group; and selecting a transmission point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyesuk Kim, Sungbum Park, Soonyoung Lee, Minsung Cho
  • Patent number: 11308246
    Abstract: A design engine includes a geometry module and a metric module that interoperate to generate optimal design options. The geometry module initially generates a spectrum of design options for a structure based on project constraints and design criteria set forth by potential occupants of the structure. The metric module then analyzes each design option and generates, for any given design option, a set of metrics that indicates how well the given design option meets the design criteria. The geometry module then generates additional design options in an evolutionary manner to improve the metrics generated for subsequent design options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: David Benjamin, Danil Nagy
  • Patent number: 11308656
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include receiving a point cloud data set describing a target area. Receiving a first parameter describing a power line segment at an original location within the target area. Using the processor to extract from the point cloud data set a power line segment at an updated location distinct from the original location, wherein analysis of each candidate data point of the point cloud data set is constrained by the first parameter, and wherein the first parameter causes the power line segment at the updated location to be parallel with the power line segment at the original location. Generating a vector describing the updated location of the power line segment with respect to geospatial coordinates of the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Linsong Chu, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Raghu Kiran Ganti
  • Patent number: 11301683
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system provide the ability to determine and provide a safety risk analysis for construction. Construction related data is obtained and includes textual data and a visual artifact for the construction project. A construction safety context is identified based on the construction related data. Based on the construction safety context, a safety participant risk score that assigns a numerical safety risk participant value to any entity involved in the construction project is determined. Based on the safety risk participant score, a safety project score that assigns a risk level on a per-project basis is determined. The safety risk analysis is presented based on the safety participant risk score and safety project score, via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Shubham Goel, Charis Kaskiris, Patricia Keaney, Anand Rajagopal, Maryam Rezvani, Manu Venugopal, Xin Xu, Brad Lee Bitler
  • Patent number: 11294289
    Abstract: A method for selecting an optimal set of locations for a measurement or feature on a substrate, the method includes: defining a first candidate solution of locations, defining a second candidate solution with locations based on modification of a coordinate in a solution domain of the first candidate solution, and selecting the first and/or second candidate solution as the optimal solution according to a constraint associated with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Pierluigi Frisco, Svetla Petrova Matova, Jochem Sebastiaan Wildenberg
  • Patent number: 11290180
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques are presented that improve or enhance a network planning procedure such as by selecting a more efficient test buffer that is used to identify objects that might intersect a Fresnel zone between two transceivers. An improved test buffer (e.g., buffer region) can be one that is constructed from a plurality of rectangles situated along a line of sight of the two transceivers and that are oriented according to cardinal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Velin Kounev, Arun Jotshi, Krystian Czapiga, Yaron Kanza
  • Patent number: 11288413
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for automatic modeling of an architecture based on an architectural drawing, comprising steps of: reading parameter information of the architectural drawing, identifying a category to which any architectural object belongs by acquiring line segments constituting the architectural object and coordinate data of endpoints of the line segments; generating a binary file or a preset number of binary files based on the coordinate data and elevation data of the endpoints of all the line segments of architectural objects belonging to the same category for all storeys of the architectural drawing; optimizing the binary file or the binary files corresponding to the architectural objects belonging to the same category for all the storeys of the architectural drawing; and generating a three-dimensional model of the architecture. The modeling precision and modeling efficiency of the architecture can be improved by adopting the technical solution of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Guangzhou University
    Inventors: Hongyu Xie, Changhui Li, Junhua Zhu, Chuanhao Tan, Jiarui Zhang, Enxuan Hu, Dongning Huang, Jingyi Guo, Chuqi Yang, Yang Song, Ganguang Zhang, Dongquan Lin
  • Patent number: 11287788
    Abstract: A method comprising inputting a field development plan into a human interface, transferring the field development plan to an information handling system, transferring on or more electronic inputs into the information handling system, running a software program on the information handling system that integrates the electronic inputs with the field development plan to produce an output, sending the output to one or more pieces of equipment, operating the one or more pieces of equipment based at least in part on the output, measuring the operation of the one or more pieces of equipment with one or more sensors, sending the measurements from the one or more sensors back to the information handling system, running the software program with the measurements, updating the output based at least in part on the measurements and the field development plan, and sending an updated output to the one or more pieces of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: William Bradley Standifird, Garrett Cade Guidry, Mark Allen Woodmansee
  • Patent number: 11282151
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer method of identifying failed members in a structure, comprising: extracting, a frame of a building, wherein the frame is comprised of a plurality of members; applying, at least one load on at least one of the plurality of members; analyzing, each of the plurality of members related to the stresses which are applied to each of the members by the at least one applied load; identifying, any members where the stresses exceed a predetermined maximum stress value; marking, each member within the building which was identified; generating, a report of the identified members and the calculations related to each of the identified members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Consulting Engineers, Corp.
    Inventor: Maharaj Jalla
  • Patent number: 11282273
    Abstract: Free space machine interface and control can be facilitated by predictive entities useful in interpreting a control object's position and/or motion (including objects having one or more articulating members, i.e., humans and/or animals and/or machines). Predictive entities can be driven using motion information captured using image information or the equivalents. Predictive information can be improved applying techniques for correlating with information from observations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventors: Kevin A. Horowitz, David S. Holz
  • Patent number: 11282255
    Abstract: Computer generated (CG) hair for a virtual character can include strand-based (instanced) hair in which many thousands of digital strands represent real human hair strands. Strand-based hair can appear highly realistic, but rendering strand-based hair in real-time presents challenges. Techniques for generating textured polygon strip (poly strip) hair for a virtual character can use as an input previously-generated strand-based hair for the virtual character. Poly strips can be generated for a sampled set of strands in the strand-based hair. Additional poly strips may be generated near hairlines or part lines. Hair textures from a hair texture library can be matched to the poly strips. The matched textures can be scaled and packed into a region of texture space (e.g., a square region), which provides improved computer access, efficiency, and speed. A rendering engine can use the poly strips and the packed hair textures to render the character's hair in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Kuribayashi
  • Patent number: 11281817
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating programmatic designs of structures in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a system for generating a programmatic description of a design of a structure, including a processing system, and a memory accessible by the processing system storing instructions that when read by the processing system direct the processing system to receive a visual description of a structure, identify features in the visual description of the structure, determine a list of candidate components corresponding to the identified features from the visual description of the structure, resolve parameters for each component in the list of candidate components, generate a programmatic description of the structure based on the list of candidate components of the resolved parameters and perform an error check to determine an amount that the programmatic description differs from the visual description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Join, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Zukoski, Drew Wolpert
  • Patent number: 11281202
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for data monitoring are disclosed. A system may include a data acquisition circuit structured to interpret a plurality of detection values, each of the plurality of detection values corresponding to at least one of a plurality of input sensors communicatively coupled to the data acquisition circuit, a data storage circuit structured to store specifications and anticipated state information for a plurality of bearing types, a bearing analysis circuit structured to analyze the plurality of detection values relative to specifications and anticipated state information to determine a bearing performance parameter, and a response circuit structured to initiate an action in response to the bearing performance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11281192
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein enables automation of component sourcing when designing a process system in an industrial environment. In a particular embodiment, a method includes receiving design specifications of a process system in an industrial environment via a system design application. The method further includes determining components to implement the process system from the design specifications and identifying a first subset of the components for sourcing from an external provider. The method also includes populating the first subset into a component sourcing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica L. Korpela, Barry M. Jereb, Jeffrey L. Kibbey, David Lillie, Lisa J. Smith, Eric Rehl, Amit R. Sathe
  • Patent number: 11281943
    Abstract: A method for generating training data includes: defining a corresponding category tag for an object model in a three-dimensional scenario; acquiring a plurality of corresponding scenario images by modifying scenario parameters of the three-dimensional scenario; rendering the object model to a monochromic material corresponding to the category tag of the object model; acquiring a semantic segmentation image corresponding to each scenario image based on the rendered object model; and storing each scenario image and the semantic segmentation image corresponding to the scenario image as a set of training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kai Wang, Shiguo Lian, Luowei Wang
  • Patent number: 11281815
    Abstract: A method, and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums, for designing and manufacturing a part. A method includes receiving part data for a part to be manufactured. The method includes creating a set of balls and beams in a computer-aided design (CAD) model, in a patterning structure and based on the part data. The method includes constructing a steady lattice structure in the CAD model. The method includes displaying the CAD model including the steady lattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: Siemens Industry Software Inc., Georgia Tech Reserch Corporation
    Inventors: Ashish Gupta, George Allen, Jaroslaw Rossignac, Kelsey Kurzeja, Suraj Ravi Musuvathy
  • Patent number: 11280922
    Abstract: A method for performing a field operation of a field. The method includes identifying, inside a volume of interest representing a portion of the field, that a first surface segment is truncated by a second surface segment, where each of the first surface segment and the second surface segment corresponds to a geological feature in the field, generating, based at least on a first implicit function, an extended first surface segment that includes the first surface segment and a first extension of the first surface segment, generating a number of compartments by dividing the volume of interest using at least the extended first surface segment and the second surface segment, merging, based on a common boundary of at least two of the compartments being within an invalid portion of the extended first surface segment, the at least two compartments into a single merged compartment, and performing, based at least on the single merged compartment, modeling of the field to generate a modeling result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Azeddine Benabbou, Arnaud Levannier, Colin Daly
  • Patent number: 11270036
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for building information modeling. An embodiment of the method includes: receiving a BIM; and transforming the BIM to flatten solid-volume geometry for space bounding elements into thin-walled boundaries of the thermal zones by: determining wall volumes from the BIM; collapsing the wall volumes to provide single surface walls; determining wall center surfaces and end points from the single surface walls; aligning, and trimming or extending, the single surface walls using the wall end points to create closed spaces; connecting the closed spaces vertically to generate a single water tight volume for the closed spaces; and creating interfaces between the single water tight volume for the closed spaces to generate thermal zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Tamar El-Diraby, Emmanouil Papangelis, Thomas Krijnen
  • Patent number: 11263372
    Abstract: In a first aspect, the current invention provides a method for manipulating a computer aided design (CAD) model, comprising the following computer-implemented steps of: —obtaining a composite object comprising a 3D geometry; —defining a 2D cross section of the composite object; —selecting a pattern of an event; —displaying the pattern; —applying modifications to the pattern, whereby the modifications are saved as a 2D patch, directly linked to the 3D geometry. The method according to an embodiment of the invention is particularly suitable for linking the maps providing 2D details, used on a construction site, to 3D composite objects and is particularly useful to avoid incompatibilities between the 2D and 3D information. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a computer program product for manipulating a CAD model. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a server for manipulating a CAD model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BRICSYS NV
    Inventors: Erik De Keyser, Pieter Clarysse, Luc De Batselier
  • Patent number: 11263807
    Abstract: A method of automatically transforming a computerized 3D model having regions of images utilized as textures on one or more physical objects represented in the 3D model (such as building sides and roofs, walls, landscapes, mountain sides, trees and the like) to include material property information for one or more regions of the textures of the 3D model. In this method, image textures applied to the 3D model are examined by comparing, utilizing a computer, at least a portion of each image texture to entries in a palette of material entries. The material palette entry that best matches the one contained in the image texture is assigned to indicate a physical material of the physical object represented by the 3D model. Then, material property information is stored in the computerized 3D model for the image textures that are assigned a material palette entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Pictometry International Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen Schultz
  • Patent number: 11250188
    Abstract: A method for designing a well, including: determining a first well construction discipline for a first participant and an authority level for the first participant within the first well construction discipline; obtaining a plurality of rules corresponding to the first well construction discipline and the authority level for the first participant within the first well construction discipline; operating, based on the plurality of rules, an interface that restricts decision options for the first participant; receiving a decision associated with the well and based on the interface from the first participant; and updating a design of the well based on the decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Jonathan Schoen, Lucian Johnston, Mark S. Passolt
  • Patent number: 11249465
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for checking a route in a building for a mobile technical system, wherein a computer-aided spatial model of the building, a route for the mobile technical system in the building and parameters of the mobile technical system are read in, a boundary condition for the route is derived depending on the parameters, for a predefined point of the route on the basis of the model of the building a check is made to ascertain whether the building data satisfy the boundary condition at the predefined point of the route, and a result of the check is output. Also provided is a device, a management system, a computer program product and a computer-readable data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Wolfram Klein, Hermann Georg Mayer, Christian Frey
  • Patent number: 11250394
    Abstract: A method of issuing blockchain-based digital certificates associated with a gemstone comprising receiving from a user a plurality of gemstone records, each record of the plurality of gemstone records comprising a characteristic indicator associated with a gemstone, receiving from the user meta-information related to the plurality of gemstone records, applying a hashing function to each record of the plurality of gemstone records, generating a plurality of fingerprints, generating a hash tree from the plurality of fingerprints, the hash tree comprising a root hash, recording to a digital certificate gemstone smart contract deployed at a digital certificate gemstone smart contract address on a first blockchain network the root hash and the received meta-information, and signing the digital certificate gemstone smart contract with an issuer signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Vijay K. Madisetti, Arshdeep Bahga, Jae Kim, Avinash Rao
  • Patent number: 11250175
    Abstract: A spatial-information generation apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a reference-plane acquirer, a simplification-section setter, and a shape simplifier. The reference-plane acquirer acquires, on the basis of a first spatial object related to a first space, first attribute information indicating attributes of the first spatial object, and first relation information indicating a relation between the first spatial object and objects of other constituent elements of the building, a reference plane object related to a plane of a part of the first space from the first spatial object and generates a shape of the reference plane object. The simplification-section setter sets a simplification section, which is a target to be simplified, in the shape of the reference plane object. The shape simplifier simplifies the shape of the reference plane object in the simplification section to thereby generate the reference plane object in the simplified shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Gaku Ishii, Ena Ishii
  • Patent number: 11249464
    Abstract: A Multi-Purpose Dynamic Simulation and run-time Control platform includes a virtual process environment coupled to a physical process environment, where components/nodes of the virtual and physical process environments cooperate to dynamically perform run-time process control of an industrial process plant and/or simulations thereof. Virtual components may include virtual run-time nodes and/or simulated nodes. The MPDSC includes an I/O Switch which delivers I/O data between virtual and/or physical nodes, e.g., by using publish/subscribe mechanisms, thereby virtualizing physical I/O process data delivery. Nodes serviced by the I/O Switch may include respective component behavior modules that are unaware as to whether or not they are being utilized on a virtual or physical node. Simulations may be performed in real-time and even in conjunction with run-time operations of the plant, and/or simulations may be manipulated as desired (speed, values, administration, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Anthony Amaro, Jr., Noel Howard Bell, John M. Caldwell, Gary K. Law
  • Patent number: 11244085
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data-driven recommendations during infrastructure project design. Input data, which may comprise technical data and stakeholder data, is passed to a design module. Based on that data, the design module recommends a design for the infrastructure project and recommends components to be used in the design. The design is then passed to a fleet selection module for identifying logistical needs of the design; to a cost estimation module for predicting the cost of the design; to a deterioration-forecaster module for predicting the rate of deterioration of the design components; and a scheduling module for scheduling construction tasks while accounting for logistical needs. The user is then presented with a project design and that design's logistical requirements, projected costs, likely maintenance requirements, and scheduling needs. The user may modify the design and the system may recommend additional modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Nizar Markiz
  • Patent number: 11243656
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using computing devices to perform automated operations involved in analysis of images acquired in a defined area, as part of generating mapping information of the defined area for subsequent use (e.g., for controlling navigation of devices, for display on client devices in corresponding GUIs, etc.). The defined area may include an interior of a multi-room building, and the generated information including a floor map of the building, such as from an analysis of multiple 360° spherical panorama images acquired at various viewing locations within the building (e.g., using an image acquisition device with a spherical camera having one or more fisheye lenses to capture a panorama image that extends 360 degrees around a vertical axis)—the generating may be further performed without detailed information about distances from the images' viewing locations to objects in the surrounding building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Zillow, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuguang Li, Grant Gingell, Ivaylo Boyadzhiev
  • Patent number: 11244515
    Abstract: In a method of mapping a real-world process control environment, a mobile device is registered at a reference location, and positions and orientations of the mobile device are tracked using an inertial measurement unit. A user input indicating that a new node is to be added to a 3D map of the process control environment is detected, and a 3D position of a real-world object relative to the reference location is determined, or caused to be determined, based on a tracked position and orientation of the mobile device. A node database is caused to add the new node to the 3D map of the process control environment, at least by causing the 3D position of the real-world object to be stored in association with the new node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: James Aaron Crews, Trevor Duncan Schleiss, Benjamin Michael Bishop
  • Patent number: 11238649
    Abstract: This invention presents a method and a system that use rendering facets to conduct hybrid geometric modeling for three dimensional product design, wherein a geometry operation comprises the steps: mapping rendering facets to operating facets, creating intersection lines, splitting each triangle through which an intersection line passes, sectioning geometries, regrouping facets to form new geometric objects, and mapping each new geometric object to rendering facets. To record modeling process, the method has the steps: allocating a Constructive Hybrid Geometry object, making up each Operating Geometry including a geometry object and operational parameters, adding an Operating Geometry to the object, conducting operations with the facets, and updating operational results. The system is flexible and able to create fine and variant geometric models with primary geometric objects, extended geometric objects and surface patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nature Simulation Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Shangwen Cao
  • Patent number: 11238186
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for designing an assembly of objects in a system of computer-aided design, the method comprising: (i) selecting a first object and a second object of the assembly, each of the first object and the second object having interface information; (ii) computing a set of positions of the first object relatively to the second object of the assembly; and (ii) displaying simultaneously representations of the computed positions of the first object relatively to the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Michaël Eric Francois Diguet, Adrien Theetten, Frédéric Guy J. Chauvin
  • Patent number: 11234798
    Abstract: Provided are a system, method, and computer readable storage medium for generating an intra-oral scan of a dentition. A contiguous scan of an occlusal surface of at least a part of one arch of the dentition is generated. At least one additional surface is associated to the contiguous scan of the occlusal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Robert F. Dillon, Craig A. Andreiko, Andrew F. Vesper, Neil H. K. Judell, Timothy I. Fillion
  • Patent number: 11232648
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a process may calculate a fill ratio for each element in the background mesh. The process may identify partially filled elements of the background mesh based on the calculated fill ratios. The process may transform each partially filled element to an empty or filled element by identifying a node of the partially filled element and moving the identified node to a different location in the background mesh. The process may generate an updated background mesh, that includes only empty and filled elements, that may be utilized to perform one or more calculations for one or more time steps in a modeling/simulation environment to simulate a behavior of a physical material/object that may exhibit deformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Markus Bürg, Liang Jin Lim
  • Patent number: 11232321
    Abstract: A platform for design of a lighting installation generally includes an automated search engine for retrieving and storing a plurality of lighting objects in a lighting object library and a lighting design environment providing a visual representation of a lighting space containing lighting space objects and lighting objects. The visual representation is based on properties of the lighting space objects and lighting objects obtained from the lighting object library. A plurality of aesthetic filters is configured to permit a designer in a design environment to adjust parameters of the plurality of lighting objects handled in the design environment to provide a desired collective lighting effect using the plurality of lighting objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin James Harrison, Shruti Koparkar, Mark Reynoso, Paul Pickard, Raghuram L. V. Petluri, Gary Vick, Andrew Villegas
  • Patent number: 11233405
    Abstract: A master system for collocated, grid-independent energy generation and usage outside of a typical energy grid dependent system. The system uses a short-coupled delivery system between generation, storage and usage points to prevent line and system energy losses. As a result, the system generates and promotes hyper-efficient end use of electrical and thermal energy, as well as waste products produced during energy generation. Moreover, as a closed system, all waste energy can be reused and/or repurposed within the system, thereby promoting higher energy efficiencies. The versatility of the system is such that it can be implemented across any application that requires efficient energy storage and consumption, especially those involving higher levels of security and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Silent Partner Group of Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Hobbie
  • Patent number: 11230092
    Abstract: A system for maintaining alignment of a press plate is provided. The system comprises: a press including a press plate, the press configured for forming a laminate comprising a decorative layer and a substrate; a camera; and a processing device configured to: retrieve a laminate design file comprising a decorative design drawing layer and a texture design drawing layer, the laminate design file illustrating the decorative design drawing layer overlaid with the texture design drawing layer; following manufacture of the laminate with the press, capture an image of the laminate with the camera; compare a portion of the captured image of the laminate to a corresponding portion of the laminate design file to determine a registration quality; based on the determined registration quality, determine a misalignment of the decorative layer with the press plate; and in response to determining the misalignment, trigger an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Martin Endert
  • Patent number: 11226996
    Abstract: Embodiments use a graphical tree to illustrate hierarchical records including a child record having parent field(s) identifying a first parent record and a second parent record of the child record. The graphical tree is generated by determining a first position for the child record and a second position for the first parent record without considering the second parent record. Subsequently, a third position for the second parent record is determined at a same level as the second position. Once the positions are determined, a first shape, a second shape and a third shape are rendered at the first position, the second position and the third position, respectively. The graphical tree is then generated by visually connecting the first shape with the second shape and the third shape, thereby graphically illustrating the plurality of hierarchical records on a target output medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    Inventors: Mark P. Mathison, Trajan E. Unger
  • Patent number: 11222148
    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: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Nuvolo Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Tejas Yadav, Tao Ye, Asim Rizvi
  • Patent number: 11215920
    Abstract: A method includes performing OPC on a first mask design having a plurality of patterns having line widths; measuring a number of each of the line widths within the first mask design on which the OPC was performed; obtaining a probability distribution of each of the line widths within the first mask design on which the OPC was performed; obtaining a distribution of each of the line widths by multiplying the number of each of the line widths by the probability distribution; obtaining a line width distribution of the first mask design by summing the distribution of each of the line widths; comparing a probability distribution within a first critical line width in the line width distribution with a first critical probability; and performing the OPC on the first mask design again if the probability distribution within the first critical line width is greater than the first critical probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju yun Park, Se jin Park, Myung Soo Noh
  • Patent number: 11216599
    Abstract: A corridor in a target area is designed so as to minimize an environmental, economic, behavioral or any other cost caused by implementing the corridor in a grid of cells. Translation costs caused by straight-line translations of an optimized arrangement of cells through the grid are calculated using locations and values of the swept cells. The optimized arrangement is characterized by a reduced variation of translation width with a translation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Takeshi Shirabe
  • Patent number: 11217038
    Abstract: A method for detection of deviations in packaging containers is disclosed, comprising creating a virtual model of a packaging container in a virtual coordinate system (x, y, z), defining a deformation zone on a surface of the virtual model, creating a defined deviation in the deformation zone having a defined geometry and coordinates in the virtual coordinate system (x, y, z) to create a controlled deformation of the virtual model, producing an image rendering of the virtual model with said controlled deformation to generate image features representing a deviation in the packaging container, associating the image features with different categories of deviations, and inputting the image features to a machine learning-based model for subsequent detection of categories of deviations in packaging containers in a packaging machine based on the image features. A system for detection of deviations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Johan Wendel, Andreas Åberg, Peter Johannesson, Erik Bergvall
  • Patent number: 11207156
    Abstract: A virtual model of an intraoral cavity is provided, wherein this process is initialized by a dental clinic, and the design and manufacture of a suitable dental prosthesis for the intraoral cavity is shared between a dental lab and a service center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldad Taub, Avi Kopelman
  • Patent number: 11204591
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, system, and computer program product of modeling and calculating aggregate power of a set of renewable energy source stations using power output from representative renewable energy source stations. In an embodiment, the present invention includes receiving location, power output time series, and weather time series data of renewable energy source stations in a geographic region and aggregate power output time series data for the geographic region, for each cluster of stations, normalizing the aggregate power value to a representative renewable energy source station, learning a regression model, and de-normalizing a normalized aggregate output power model with respect to a maximum possible power value, and applying a combined model to the received data and power output of representative renewable energy source stations for a particular day, resulting in a total aggregate power value of the renewable energy source stations for the particular day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Umamaheswari Devi, Amith Singhee, Mathieu Sinn, Vincent Lonij, Amar P. Azad