Modeling By Mathematical Expression Patents (Class 703/2)
  • Patent number: 9764658
    Abstract: A control unit of an electric vehicle receives a signal indicative of an operator desired torque and sends a signal to the traction motor to output a value of torque that is the algebraic sum of the operator desired torque and a torque modification factor calculated by the control unit. The control unit calculates the torque modification factor from an efficiency map of the motor which indicates the efficiency of the motor as a function of its output torque and rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Proterra Inc.
    Inventor: Seneca Andrew Schepmann
  • Patent number: 9767671
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for determining sensor condition. A sensor signal generated by a sensor to communicate the current condition of an aspect being monitored by the sensor may also be employed to determine the condition of the sensor itself. For example, a device capable of determining if the sensor condition is normal or malfunctioning (e.g., erratic, stuck, etc.) may comprise a monitoring module (MM) to receive the sensor signal. The MM may comprise a sensor condition determination module (SCDM) to determine sensor condition. The SCDM may include a feature extraction engine to determine various characteristics of (e.g., to “extract features” from) the sensor signal and a model to determine sensor condition based on the extracted features. The model may include a support vector machine (SVM) taught to determine sensor condition utilizing sampled sensor signals correlated with annotations of sensor condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rita Chattopadhyay
  • Patent number: 9760560
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides an efficient method of using a later word or words entered after a previous word along with one or more language models that show which words are likely to occur together to identify a better disambiguated choice for the previous word. To identify the better disambiguated choice for the previous word, the system can evaluate the conditional probability for the later word of various candidate previous words, and select the candidate previous word that has the highest conditional probability. If the conditional probability of the selected candidate previous word exceeds that of the previous word that was entered by at least a factor, then the system can include the selected candidate previous word in a selection list for user selection. The disclosed system also provides an efficient method for using one or more language models and a later word to correct errors in segmenting the word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Simon Corston, Ethan R. Bradford, Donni McCray, Erland Unruh, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, David J. Kay, Keith Trnka
  • Patent number: 9754085
    Abstract: Gestures for creating chemical structure symbols representing rings of carbon atoms on a touch screen device include circular motions that cause a touch screen enabled device to display symbols representing chemical structures or related information in response to the gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Chemistry Design, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Clark, Mary Catherine Johnson, Atsuo Kuki
  • Patent number: 9755990
    Abstract: A resource manager can adjust the amount of capacity in each of a plurality of resource pools using a combination of proactive and reactive approaches. Targets such as an amount of total capacity and an amount of free capacity can be forecast and periodically compared against actual capacity and usage of the pools. A pool balancing algorithm can be used to shift capacity among pools as needed, in order to provide the targeted amount of capacity for each pool before the capacity is needed. When actual usage varies sufficiently from the forecasted usage on which the targets are based, the resource manager can react by reconfiguring resources as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Pascal A. Vicaire
  • Patent number: 9753894
    Abstract: A method is provided for establishing availability of a two-engine aircraft for a predefined ETOPS flight. The method may include calculating a probability of a dual independent engine shutdown sequence for each of a climb phase, a plurality of cruise phases including an ETOPS phase, and a descent phase into which the predefined ETOPS flight is divisible. The shutdown sequence may be composed of events that for each phase may include events having respective, conditional probabilities specific to a model of the two-engine aircraft, a product of which is the probability of the shutdown sequence for the respective phase. The method may include calculating the risk of the shutdown sequence as a function of a sum of the probabilities for the phases, and establishing availability of the aircraft based on the risk and a preexisting baseline. A similar method is provided for establishing availability of an ETOPS flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Daryl W. Heinzerling
  • Patent number: 9743888
    Abstract: Improved human health monitoring is provided in the context of sensor measurements of typical vital signs and other biological parameters, by a system and method using an empirical model of the parameters and disposed to estimate values of the parameters in response to actual measurements. Residuals resulting from the difference between the estimates and actual measurements are analyzed for robust indications of incipient health issues. Residual analysis is both more robust and more sensitive than conventional univariate range checking on vital signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Matthew Pipke
  • Patent number: 9740806
    Abstract: Model metadata for each of a plurality of mathematical models is stored. Data describing two sets of models is received. Each of the sets identifies one or more models of the plurality of mathematical models. One of the sets comprises a transition-from set and one of the sets comprises a transition-to set. Data describing a launch date for commencing a transition from executing the model(s) in the transition-from set to executing the model(s) in the transition-to set is received. Data describing a transition period of time for the transition is received. The models in the transition-from set and in the transition-to set are executed during the transition period of time. An output of the execution of the model(s) in the transition-from set is combined with an output of the execution of the model(s) in the transition-to set. The output is stored in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventors: Shannon Terry, Victoria Bondoc, Benjamin A. Ogorek
  • Patent number: 9734267
    Abstract: Model metadata for each of a plurality of models is stored. The model metadata includes a statistical analysis technique identifier and one or more model input data identifiers. A request to execute a model is received. The request includes data identifying one of the plurality of models, and a model execution start date and end date. On the model execution start date, execution of the model associated with the model execution request is commenced. Outputs of the executed model are stored in a database. The outputs are associated with a model instance identifier, information describing a context for execution of the model, and model output type information. The outputs are retrieved, using the model instance identifier, for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventors: Shannon Terry, Christopher P. Nicholas, Benjamin A. Ogorek
  • Patent number: 9733576
    Abstract: A photoresist modelling system includes a mathematical model for a photolithography process. The mathematical model may be executable using a computer processor. The mathematical model may be used to model a photoresist as formed on a semiconductor wafer surface. A blocked polymer concentration gradient equation may be implemented into the mathematical model. The blocked polymer concentration gradient equation may describe an initial concentration gradient of a blocked polymer in the photoresist being modelled by the mathematical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Davis Smith, John Biafore
  • Patent number: 9733915
    Abstract: The incremental formulating an application in response to detecting events (such as user input) in an environment. Upon detecting one or more events, it is determined from this use input that an instance of a first transformation chain class is to be joined with an instance of a second transformation chain class. In response, the instance of the first transformation class is joined with the instance of the second transformation class along one or more data flow dependencies to formulate an aggregated instance. The aggregated instance may then be operated. This process may be repeated in response to different user input to thereby increase the size of the aggregated instance as more and more transformation chain instances join into the aggregated instance at appropriate chains of dependency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Robin Abraham, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Darryl E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 9734625
    Abstract: A system is provided for panoptic visualization of a 3D representation of a complex system. The system includes a visualization engine configured to receive a digital 3D model of a complex system and produce a plurality of electronic document components including 2D images depicting elements of the complex system. The system also includes a data extractor configured to generate 2D derivatives of the 3D model, and communicate the 2D derivatives for inclusion in a panoptic visualization document collection. The data extractor may be configured to receive a document component including a 2D image depicting an element of the complex system, and extract from the 3D model, information identifying a spatial, design or functional relationship between the respective element and one or more other elements of the complex system. The data extractor may then be configured to provide the extracted information in metadata associated with the document component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brent L Hadley, Joseph F Floyd, Patrick J Eames, Kyle M Hadley
  • Patent number: 9734279
    Abstract: A method for designing a system of electrical wirings for a complex system, in particular applicable to the design of electrical wirings of an aircraft, is provided. The electrical wirings allow the flow of digital, analog or discrete data between the components of the complex system and/or the transmission of electricity to components of the complex system, the components of the complex system being grouped together in subsystems, each able to perform a predetermined function, and able to be broken down into subsystems each capable of performing a predetermined sub-function. The wirings are distributed into functional groups such that all of the wirings allowing the flow of one or more data and/or the transmission of electricity, directly or indirectly necessary for the operation of the components of a subsystem, for performing the corresponding function or sub-function are distributed in a single and same functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: DASSAULT AVIATION
    Inventors: Guillaume Reydellet, Philippe Mareschal, Romain Bernard
  • Patent number: 9723151
    Abstract: A system and method for routing interactions to contact center agents. The system is adapted to concurrently identify a plurality of interactions waiting to be routed, and identify a plurality of candidate agents viable for handling the plurality of interactions. The system is also adapted to calculate a predicted wait time associated with each of the candidate agents. For each agent of the plurality of candidate agents, the system is adapted to estimate an expected value to be obtained by routing each of the plurality of the interaction to the agent. The expected value is a function of the predicted wait time. The system is further adapted to assign each of the plurality of the interactions to one of the plurality of candidate agents based on the estimated reward, and signal a routing device for routing each of the plurality of the interactions to the agent assigned to the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Conor McGann, Bharath Aravamudhan, Petr Makagon, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Yochai Konig, Gregory Duclos, Vyacheslav Zhakov, Damjan Pelemis
  • Patent number: 9720399
    Abstract: A facility for automated modelling of the cutting process for a particular material to be cut by a beam cutting tool, such as a waterjet cutting system, from empirical data to predict aspects of the waterjet's effect on the workpiece across a range of material thicknesses, across a range of cutting geometries, and across a range of cutting quality levels, all of which may be broader than, and independent of the actual requirements for a target workpiece, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: OMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Axel H. Henning, James M O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9720131
    Abstract: A method is described that includes accessing, for a geological medium: a horizon model including a plurality of horizons in the geological medium; a fault model including a plurality of faults in the geological medium; and a rock property model including one or more physical rock properties at a plurality of spatial locations on a first grid corresponding to the geological medium. The method further includes determining intersections between the horizons and the faults by correlating the horizon model with the fault model and calculating a faulted structural model for the geological medium in accordance with the intersections between the horizons and the faults. The method further includes generating an earth model for seismic forward modeling by assigning one or more physical rock properties to the faulted structural model in accordance with the rock property model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Zhuo, Joseph Paul Stefani
  • Patent number: 9715479
    Abstract: A memristor linear modeling method for a switched reluctance motor. A non-inverting operational amplifier circuit and an inverting operational amplifier circuit are employed to construct a switched reluctance motor linear phase inductance characteristic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: China University of Mining and Technology
    Inventors: Hao Chen, Yan Liang, Dongsheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9709635
    Abstract: The present invention provides a SOC estimation method applied to a battery system comprising a battery pack. The SOC estimation method comprises the steps of: determining an initial SOC value; determining whether the battery pack is in a working status; measuring the voltage and current of the battery pack if the battery pack is in the working status; calculating a current SOC value by using an ampere-hour method based on the initial SOC value and the measured voltage and current; determining dynamic characteristic parameters of the battery pack; and optimizing the current SOC value by using extended Kalman filter (EKF) method and based on the dynamic characteristic parameters of the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Inventors: Qishui Zhong, Baihua Li, Hui Li, Yuqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 9710237
    Abstract: A system and method optimizes hardware description generated from a graphical program or model having oversampling constraints automatically. The system may include a streaming optimizer, a resource sharing optimizer, a delay balancing engine, and a global scheduler. The streaming optimizer may transform vector data paths to scalar or smaller-sized vector data paths. The resource sharing optimizer may replace multiple, functionally equivalent blocks with a single shared block. The delay balancing may insert one or more elements to correct for data path misalignment. The global scheduler may place portions of the program or model into conditional execution sections and create control logic that controls the model sample times or steps that the portions are enabled. A validation model, a report, or hardware description code that utilizes fewer hardware resources may be generated from a modified version of the model that is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish Venkataramani
  • Patent number: 9710527
    Abstract: A method sorts data in data visualizations. The method is performed at a computing device having one or more processors and memory. The method retrieves a set of tuples from a database according to user selection. Each tuple includes a same set of fields. The method identifies a relation between tuples. The relation is a non-empty set of ordered pairs of tuples from the set of tuples. The method receives user selection of the relation to specify a dimensional position of visual marks corresponding to the tuples. The dimensional position is either the x-position of the y-position. The method generates and displays a data visualization with each tuple represented by a visible mark. The dimensional position of each displayed visual mark is based on a network traversal of the tuples using the relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Sherman
  • Patent number: 9702995
    Abstract: Method for estimating geological properties in a subsurface region using multiple types of geophysical data (21). An initial physical properties model 22 is constructed. Some parameters in the model are frozen (23) and optionally portions of the model wave number and spatial domains (24) and the data frequency and data time domains (25), are also frozen. Then, a joint inversion (26) of the multiple data types is performed to calculate an update to the model only for the portions that are not frozen. The converged model (27) for this inversion is used as a new starting model, and the process is repeated (28), possibly several times, unfreezing more parameters and data each time until the desired spatial and parameter resolution (29) has been achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream research Company
    Inventors: Christopher DiCaprio, Jan Schmedes, Charlie Jing, Garrett M. Leahy, Anoop A. Mullur, Rebecca L. Saltzer
  • Patent number: 9703755
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage device containing software than, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to generate a projection set of polynomials based on a projection of a space linear combination of candidate polynomials of degree d on polynomials of degree less than d that do not evaluate to less than a threshold on a set of points. The software also causes the processor to compute the singular value decomposition of a matrix containing the difference between candidate polynomials evaluated on the points and the projection set of polynomials evaluated on the points, and to partition the polynomials resulting from the singular value decomposition based on a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Lehavi, Sagi Schein
  • Patent number: 9702996
    Abstract: Automated systems and methods that provide robust identification of regions of interest for reservoir modeling are disclosed herein. One embodiment includes: obtaining a seismic image of a subsurface region; performing full-volume horizon picking and deriving an instantaneous isochron attribute (IIA) value for each point in the seismic image; identifying one or more geobodies within the seismic image based at least in part on the IIA values; and representing the one or more geobodies in a geocellular model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Renee′ Goggin, Francisco Correa Mora, Luz Angela Lozano Ramos
  • Patent number: 9703845
    Abstract: Identity data collected from network flows is managed and graphed according to a hierarchical schema that reduces data storage requirements and enhance database querying efficiencies. Preferably, the schema comprises a set of objects, such as a “source” object, a “time” object, and an “identity” object. A source object represents a source of an identity, namely, where an identity comes from. A time object represents a time bucket along a particular time frame corresponding to when an identity appears on the network. An identity object represents the actual identity itself. As each distinctive identity data is detected, it is added to the graph, preferably just once, and relationships between particular pairs of identities are identified. The resulting graph has significantly-reduced storage requirements, and it facilitates the discovery of linked identities much more efficiently, even when the identities are not directly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrii Sergeevich Iesiev, Russell Lawrence Couturier, Shawn Richard Delton, Darshan Gencarelle
  • Patent number: 9697645
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for analyzing a joint. The apparatus comprises a graph generator and a model generator. The graph generator forms a first graph based on a plurality of points within a region. The plurality of points represent a plurality of locations relative to a structure for a plurality of fastener devices configured to be installed in the structure to form a joint. The graph generator is configured to identify primary points and secondary points based on the first graph. The graph generator is further configured to form a second graph using the primary points, the secondary points, and the first graph. The model generator is configured to generate a two-dimensional model comprised of triangular sectors using vertices of the second graph. The two-dimensional model is configured for use in forming a mesh for use in performing finite element analysis for the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert Erik Grip
  • Patent number: 9690907
    Abstract: A method for providing decision support includes using a programmed computer to input a regression model specification, and to repeat the input a plurality of times to obtain and store a plurality of regression model specifications. The method further includes using the programmed computer to analyze selected regression model specifications to determine at least one of common variables and functions of common variables, to thereby determine a reduced-redundancy request for input of variables, when a plurality of the stored regression model specifications are selected for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: HEALTH OUTCOMES SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Enrique Soto, John Albert Spertus
  • Patent number: 9691030
    Abstract: Electrical usage of devices in a building may be monitored to assist a user in labeling devices. In some implementations, a user may provide information about a first device, and this information may be used to obtain a plurality of mathematical models that each correspond to a device or a class of devices. The mathematical models may be used to process an electrical signal, and a score may be generated for each mathematical model. A mathematical model may be selected from the plurality of mathematical models using the scores, such as selecting a mathematical model with a highest score. The first device may be associated with the selected mathematical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Micali, Michael S. Phillips, Vanessa Lee MacAulay, Ryan T. Houlette
  • Patent number: 9691046
    Abstract: A planning method that supports go/no-go decisions to launch or continue transformative programs that typically have durations of several years to achieve desired outcomes. Examples include organizational centralization and decentralization, process improvement, continuous improvement, Agile Management and Enterprise Resource Management. A multi-step method provides a seamless path from human judgments regarding desired outcomes and their associated accomplishments, obstacles and risk factors, to financial risk assessments for achieving those desired outcomes. The methods use of Project and Project Risk management technology provides a seamless path to more detailed granularity required for project management of program implementations as well as a return to less granularity to repeat earlier steps of the multistep method, to reassess program progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Joel Adler
  • Patent number: 9692974
    Abstract: An image creation device includes an acquisition unit that acquires an image to be processed, a region information acquisition unit that acquires region information specifying an object region where an object to be processed is shown in the image to be processed, a setting unit that sets a fixed control point, a vibration control point and a vibration direction based on a shape of the object region by referring to a storage unit storing a shape of the object in association with a fixed control point, a vibration control point and a vibration direction when the object vibrates, a creation unit that creates a video to be displayed with the object vibrating in accordance with the fixed control point, the vibration control point and the vibration direction, and an output unit that outputs the image to be processed where the video is superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Shohei Sakiyama, Makoto Okabe, Rikio Onai, Hiromi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9684760
    Abstract: The amount of analysis performed in determining the validity of a property of a digital circuit is measured concurrent with performance of the analysis, and provided as an output when a true/false answer cannot be provided e.g. when stopped due to resource constraints. In some embodiments, a measure of value N indicates that a given property that is being checked will not be violated within a distance N from an initial state from which the analysis started. Therefore, in such embodiments, a measure of value N indicates that the analysis has implicitly or explicitly covered every possible excursion of length N from the initial state, and formally proved that no counter-example is possible within this length N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Rutledge Levitt, Christophe Gauthron, Chian-Min Richard Ho, Ping Fai Yeung, Kalyana C. Mulam, Ramesh Sathianathan
  • Patent number: 9684878
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to tools for optimizing complex processes or systems, such as flow process charts and, more specifically to the automatic graphical renderings of processes. In an exemplary embodiment, the process is a complex process including hundreds or thousands of operations. In an exemplary embodiment, a device displays a first view that includes a complete progression diagram automatically generated from data stored in a database, and at least some directional lines of the complete progression diagram unintelligibly overlap. In response to a selection of a particular operation in the complete progression diagram, in an exemplary embodiment, the display toggles to a second view that includes a focus diagram. In an exemplary embodiment, an edit to the focus diagram is checked in real-time and rejected if the edit orphans of an object currently undergoing the process on a live production line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Bogusky, Mary Ann Emmett, Donald A. Hallock, Arden Steuart Lake, Joseph Paul Palmeri, James I. Paradies, William Madison Sipperley
  • Patent number: 9681250
    Abstract: A system for generating and outputting three-dimensional audio data using head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) includes a processor configured to perform operations comprising: using a collection of previously measured HRTFs for audio signals corresponding to multiple directions for at least one subject; performing non-parametric Gaussian process hyper-parameter training on the collection of previously measured HRTFs to generate one or more predicted HRTFs that are different from the previously measured HRTFs; and generating and outputting three-dimensional audio data based on at least the one or more predicted HRTFs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: Yuancheng Luo, Ramani Duraiswami, Dmitry N. Zotkin
  • Patent number: 9679267
    Abstract: At least one model synchronization map table is built that facilitates navigation between elements of business objects of a business object model and corresponding elements of an extensible markup language (XML) schema definition-based (XSD-based) model. The XSD-based model includes at least one XML schema and is generated from the business object model. The business object model and the XSD-based model are displayed in a dual-view editor. The dual-view editor enables a user to toggle between and independently edit the business object model and the XSD-based model. In response to independent edits made to one of the XSD-based model and the business object model within the dual-view editor, the elements of the business object model are automatically synchronized with the corresponding elements of the XSD-based model using the at least one model synchronization map table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kien K. Huynh
  • Patent number: 9672322
    Abstract: A system and method of performing physical synthesis of a chip design are described. The method includes performing a baseline physical synthesis to determine a timing slack associated with each device, the timing slack indicating a margin by which timing requirements for the associated device are exceeded, determining that a threshold has been exceeded, the determining based on an analysis of a histogram of the timing slack, and executing a stage-by-stage physical synthesis based on determining that the threshold has been exceeded. The executing the stage-by-stage physical synthesis includes running a stage of the stage-by-stage physical synthesis to determine real timing slack, mapping the real timing slack to virtual timing slack, and running a next stage of the stage-by-stage physical synthesis using the virtual timing slack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Berry, Kaustav Guha, Lakshmi N. Reddy, Sourav Saha
  • Patent number: 9672321
    Abstract: A system and method of performing physical synthesis of a chip design are described. The method includes performing a baseline physical synthesis to determine a timing slack associated with each device, the timing slack indicating a margin by which timing requirements for the associated device are exceeded, determining that a threshold has been exceeded, the determining based on an analysis of a histogram of the timing slack, and executing a stage-by-stage physical synthesis based on determining that the threshold has been exceeded. The executing the stage-by-stage physical synthesis includes running a stage of the stage-by-stage physical synthesis to determine real timing slack, mapping the real timing slack to virtual timing slack, and running a next stage of the stage-by-stage physical synthesis using the virtual timing slack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Berry, Kaustav Guha, Lakshmi N. Reddy, Sourav Saha
  • Patent number: 9672318
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a circuit analysis method includes obtaining a netlist of a circuit, generating a reduced model from the netlist, using the reduced model to synthesize a positive netlist having no controlled current or voltage sources, unstamping the synthesized positive netlist, and simulating the circuit using the unstamped synthesized positive netlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HELIC, INC.
    Inventors: Yiannis Moisiadis, Nikolaos Mouravliansky
  • Patent number: 9646353
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for providing information regarding a locate and/or marking operation to identify a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area. At least one notification indicating a status of the locate and/or marking operation is electronically transmitted and/or stored so as to inform at least one party associated with requesting the operation (a “requesting party,” e.g., an excavator, a property owner, a facility owner, a regulatory authority, a damage investigator, etc.) of the status of the operation. In one aspect, a requesting party may designate a preferred format, content, and/or method of receiving notifications regarding the locate and/or marking operation. In another aspect, a computer-generated GUI is provided to facilitate submission of requests, generation of “virtual white line” images to indicate one or more dig areas on a digital image of a work site, and/or selection of notifications and preferences for same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CertusView Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nielsen, Curtis Chambers, Jeffrey Farr
  • Patent number: 9639642
    Abstract: A method of forecasting a resource load for consumption at a site, e.g., an electrical load of a site. The method includes receiving historical load data and historical ambient condition data that are time series data pertaining to a site and generating additional data from the received data. The method includes building a best sub-model for each of multiple forecast intervals. The building includes clustering in parallel training portions of the historical load data and the additional data, training possible sub-models using the clustered training portions, verifying forecasted loads output from the possible sub-models against verification portions of the historical load data and the additional data, and determining a first subset of parameters for the best sub-model based upon accuracy of the forecasted loads. The method includes forecasting a resource load at the site for each of the forecast intervals using an ensemble of the best sub-models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jorjeta Jetcheva, Mostafa Majidpour
  • Patent number: 9637981
    Abstract: Wellbore component life monitoring system. A life of a component in a wellbore can be monitored by periodically receiving a load value of a load while the load is being applied to a component in a wellbore. While the load is being applied to the component in the wellbore, a fatigue on the component caused by the load can be periodically determined based, at least in part, on the periodically received load value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kennedy J. Kirkhope
  • Patent number: 9639643
    Abstract: A method for generating electric load models that includes receiving a plurality of measurements representative of input provided by a power source to electric loads is provided. The method includes generating a plurality of combination of model loads and assigning a contribution factor to each model load in each combination. The method further includes computing a match index for each combination for each measurement. The match index is computed by comparing a predicted output of each combination with an actual output generated by the electric loads for each input represented by each measurement. Furthermore, the method includes computing a first likelihood index for each combination based on the match index for each combination for the plurality of measurements. The method also includes computing a second likelihood index for each contribution factor in each combination based on the match index for each combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yan Pan, Sumit Bose, Wei Ren
  • Patent number: 9633281
    Abstract: Abstract A method comprising: providing a first three-dimensional (3D) point cloud obtained according to a first sensing technique, a second 3D point cloud obtained according to a second sensing technique and a first radius of a sphere covering a real object underlying the second first 3D point cloud and a second radius of a sphere covering a real object underlying the second 3D point cloud; defining scales of the first 3D point cloud and the second 3D point cloud based on said first radius and second radius; searching statistically substantially similar candidate regions between the first 3D point cloud and the second 3D point cloud using an ensemble shape function (ESF); aligning the statistically substantially similar candidate regions between the first 3D point cloud and the second 3D point cloud at least in vertical direction; and ranking the aligned candidate regions between the 3D point clouds based on their structural similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lixin Fan, Yu You, Furong Peng, Qiang Wu, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 9635181
    Abstract: A system that is adapted to route interactions to contact center agents. More specifically, the system is adapted to identify an interaction to be routed, and identify a group of agents based on one or more constraints for generating one or more candidate agents. The system is also adapted to gather context data surrounding the candidate agents. For each agent of the candidate agents, the system is adapted to estimate an expected value to be obtained by routing the interaction to the agent. The system is further adapted to select a particular agent of the candidate agents based on the estimates, and signal a routing device for routing the interaction to the particular agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Conor McGann, Bharath Aravamudhan, Petr Makagon, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Yochai Konig, Gregory Duclos, Vyacheslav Zhakov, Damjan Pelemis
  • Patent number: 9633142
    Abstract: A discrete element method for modelling granular or particulate material, the method including a multiple grid search method wherein the multiple grid search method is a hierarchical grid search method, and wherein entities, such as particles and boundary elements, are allocated to cells of respective grids based on size. The search method further includes: (a) performing a search of cells in a first of the grid levels to determine pairs of entities which satisfy predetermined criteria to be included in a neighbor list for which both entities belong to the first grid level; (b) mapping each nonempty cell in the first grid level to each of the other grid levels, determining neighboring cells in each of the other grid levels and determining all pairs of entities belonging to a pair of levels that satisfy the predetermined criteria for inclusion in the neighbor list; and (c) repeating (a) and (b) for all grid levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventor: Paul William Cleary
  • Patent number: 9631356
    Abstract: A monitoring and alert methodology ascertains conditions that may result in a combined sewer overflow (CSO) event. The method employs a semantic model of a combined sewer system that includes specification information describing the components of the combined sewer system. Sensors distributed throughout the components of the combined sewer system sense operating parameter information for those components. A monitoring and alerting (MA) information handling system (IHS) receives operating parameter information from the sensors. The MA IHS analyzes the operating parameter information received from the sensors together with the specification information in the semantic model of the combined sewer system to determine if a combined sewer overflow (CSO) event is possible. The MA IHS generates an alert to provide notification of a possible CSO event if the MA IHS determines that a CSO event is possible. In this manner, an operator may take early corrective action before a CSO event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Pamela A Nesbitt, Jake Palmer, Donnie Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9626791
    Abstract: A method and device for rendering a participating media delimited by a bounding box and rendered from a viewpoint, the media being at a determined distance from the viewpoint according to a viewing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Pascal Gautron, Jean-Eudes Marvie, Cyril Delalandre
  • Patent number: 9623608
    Abstract: In an object generation system, consumable base materials are characterized in a characterization process wherein an object generation system can use a plurality of so-characterized base materials. User input representing a desired object and set of characteristics for that desired object are processed, using a computer or computing device, to derive a mapping of locations for placement of portions of the plurality of base materials such that when the mapping is provided to an object generator, the generated object approximates the representing a desired object and set of characteristics. The characterization of a base material might include elasticity of the base material, the user input might be a desired shape and elasticity, the object generator might be a 3D multi-material printer and the generated object might at least approximate the desired shape and elasticity as a result of being constructed from the plurality of base materials used by the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Bernd Bickel, Wojciech Matusik, Miguel A. Otaduy, Markus Gross, Hanspeter Pfister
  • Patent number: 9626652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system comprising providing means for providing data, electing means for electing one or more parameters associated to said data, assessment means for assessing at least one characteristic of at least one of said elected parameter, and a lighting system for office rooms which comprises one or more light sources, the lighting system being capable of emitting light of different characteristic to the office room. The system is configured such that the characteristic of the light emitted to the office room is changed depending on the characteristic of the elected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Nicolas Bissantz
  • Patent number: 9626797
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a consensus mesh to cover a received set of points. In one embodiment, a meshing application generates multiple meshes that cover the received point set by varying parameters of an interpolating meshing technique, such as the ball-pivoting technique, tangent-space Delaunay triangulation, and the like. Different values for the one or more parameters are used to generate each of the meshes. After generating the multiple meshes, the meshing application may sort triangles in the meshes based on the frequency in which the triangles appear in the meshes. The meshing application may then iteratively add next-best triangles which are also compatible with the current consensus mesh to the consensus mesh, with the next-best triangle being a most frequently occurring triangle which has not yet been added to the consensus mesh. Compatibility may be defined using various criteria, such as producing a manifold and orientable triangulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael Schmidt, Patricio Simari
  • Patent number: 9626162
    Abstract: A mechanism for constructing a software-based instrument panel or front panel in which the components correspond directly with sections of code in a textual language program is disclosed. The textual language program relates to how the panel updates and operates in a continuous fashion. Icons representing panel components are selected from a component library window displayed to a user. The act of dragging the icon representing the components into the Graphical Panel Layout Window automatically causes the corresponding code to be added to the textual language program and displayed to the user in a Program Dialog Window. The present invention displays both a Graphical Panel Layout Window showing the components in the instrument panel and a Program Dialog Window showing the lines of code for the textual language program controlling the operation of the components in the instrument panel. A library containing I/O dialog devices is also presented and displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Grace, Pieter J. Mosterman
  • Patent number: 9606964
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, and computer program products of a visual modeler of mathematical optimization. Aspects include: analyzing requirements of a visual model of mathematical optimization, designing the visual model of mathematical optimization in graphical form using a visual interface, visualizing the visual model of mathematical optimization model, generating computer code for the solution of the optimization model, and providing output of the visual model of the mathematical optimization from the relevant solver. Designing may include: collecting required data in graphical form using the visual interface and from databases connected to the visual interface, designing objects manually using simple mathematical notation by an expert user, using descriptions in words for later implementation by an inexperienced user, and selecting from a list of standard object types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hamideh Anjomshoa, Olivia J. Smith