Modeling By Mathematical Expression Patents (Class 703/2)
  • Patent number: 11032627
    Abstract: Sensor data immediately after the issuance of an alarm does not exhibit the peculiarity of a failure, with the result that the wrong component is sometimes erroneously identified as the failure component. A failure component identification unit provided in a maintenance device collects an alarm issued when a measurement value exceeds a range of a measurement threshold value in an apparatus being a maintenance target. The failure component identification unit identifies the failure component on the basis of the measurement value exhibiting a condition indicating a peculiarity of the failure. An identification reliability determination unit determines the reliability of the component identification result obtained by a failure component identification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Uchida, Toshiaki Kono, Hideaki Suzuki, Takahiro Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 11023426
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for effective detection of web application version which uses such a data set that allows with minimal number of queries to web server to detect version of web application installed on it. The method is based on calculation of check sum of files and sorting them so that the most frequently changing from version to version files are checked first. In parallel, a lot of potentially suitable versions are stored and with each request to the server the set is shortened until no elements remain. Web server answers which do not match any of pre-calculated hash sums are stored for further processing in order to complement existing database of versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Dmitry Tkachuk
  • Patent number: 11023330
    Abstract: A system and method for backing up virtual machines are disclosed. To better use the backup resources, an optimal set of virtual machines needing backup during a time window is generated. The optimal set depends on a total time for backing up each virtual machine needing backup and a cost metric that indicates a cost of not backing up the virtual machine during the time window. The optimal set also meets various system constraints that reflect the backup resource limitations. Performing backups according to the optimal set limits the number of missed backups and the number of service level agreement violations, thereby improving the backup performance without costly additions to its infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Venu Gopala Rao Kotha, Anirudh Agarwal, Sujeet Banerjee, Shashidhar Narayana Krishnamurthy, Sureshbabu Koyadan Chathoth
  • Patent number: 11021148
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed for predicting locations of an object based on attributes of the object and/or attributes of other object(s) proximate to the object. The techniques can predict locations of a pedestrian proximate to a crosswalk as they traverse or prepare to traverse through the crosswalk. The techniques can predict locations of objects as the object traverses an environment. Attributes can comprise information about an object, such as a position, velocity, acceleration, classification, heading, relative distances to regions or other objects, bounding box, etc. Attributes can be determined for an object over time such that, when a series of attributes are input into a prediction component (e.g., a machine learned model), the prediction component can output, for example, predicted locations of the object at times in the future. A vehicle, such as an autonomous vehicle, can be controlled to traverse an environment based on the predicted locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahsa Ghafarianzadeh, Luke Martin Hansen
  • Patent number: 11017316
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is presented for optimal experimental design to correct a misspecified model approximating a behavior of a dynamic system. The method includes formulating an experiment, determining experimental settings for configuring controllable experimental parameters based on mutual information and submodularity, measuring informative values associated with each choice of experimental design, as prescribed by the controllable experimental parameters, and learning a correction function based on the measured informative values. The computer-implemented method further includes determining an experimental design setup for gaining information content, and combining the experimental design setup with the experimental settings to construct a corrected model of the dynamic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY LTD.
    Inventors: Haim Avron, Guy M. Cohen, Lior Horesh, Raya Horesh, Gal Shulkind
  • Patent number: 11019592
    Abstract: An approach to localizing a mobile device takes advantage of the device reporting the order of its neighboring base stations (BSs) according to the received power of the pilot signals. Based on the received BS order, the agent is located within the intersection of corresponding higher-order Voronoi cells. Assuming that the BSs are deployed according to a Poisson point process (PPP) and that signals are subject to log-normal shadowing, the tradeoff between the ALR and the localization error probability can be characterized. It is shown that increasing the number of reported BSs generally reduces the ALR and improves the localization accuracy at the expense of increasing the localization error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Moe Z. Win, Hesham Eisawy, Wenhan Dai, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
  • Patent number: 11015425
    Abstract: A method includes generating a torsional wave that propagates in a drill string having a drill bit coupled at a first end of the drill string and a top drive coupled at a second end of the drill string, and determining first and second components of the torsional wave. The first component propagates from the drill bit to the top drive and the second component propagates from the top drive to the drill bit. The method further includes calculating a first control signal to mitigate the first component, calculating a second control signal to regulate the second component, and generating a torque command based on the first and second control signals to control the top drive to dampen the torsional wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Yiming Zhao, Jason Daniel Dykstra
  • Patent number: 11017131
    Abstract: A system and methods for optimizing distribution network designs are disclosed. In some embodiments, the disclosed system detects placement of a component in a network design. In response, the disclosed system generates multiple design alternatives incorporating the component in different configurations and/or at different locations. The disclosed system determines in parallel a design goal metric associated with at least one design goal that is to be optimized for each of the design alternatives including the original design. The disclosed system then identifies a preferred network design based on the goal metrics. The goal metric of the preferred distribution network design indicates a higher level of optimization with respect to the at least one design goal compared to other of the design alternatives. By performing the optimization, the disclosed system ensures that the optimal configuration is selected and applied in the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: John Bennett, Kevin Abram Heater, Michael Louis Braun
  • Patent number: 11017314
    Abstract: A method for searching a new material includes: performing a learning on a material model, which is modeled based on a known material; determining a candidate material by inputting a targeted physical property to a result of the learning; and determining the new material from the candidate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiho Yoo, Youngchun Kwon, Kyungdoc Kim, Jaikwang Shin, Hyosug Lee, Younsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11010512
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to simplifying updating of a predictive model using clustering observed points. In particular, it relates to observing a set of points in 3D sensory space, determining surface normal directions from the points, clustering the points by their surface normal directions and adjacency, accessing a predictive model of a hand, refining positions of segments of the predictive model, matching the clusters of the points to the segments, and using the matched clusters to refine the positions of the matched segments. It also relates to distinguishing between alternative motions between two observed locations of a control object in a 3D sensory space by accessing first and second positions of a segment of a predictive model of a control object such that motion between the first position and the second position was at least partially occluded from observation in a 3D sensory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventors: David S. Holz, Kevin Horowitz, Raffi Bedikian, Hua Yang
  • Patent number: 11010532
    Abstract: A simulation method includes storing a plurality of structure parameters of transistors for a semiconductor chip, imaging generating a first local layout which includes a first structure parameter extracted from a semiconductor device included in the first local layout, the first structure parameter being an actual parameter determined using the imaging equipment, generating second to n-th local layouts by modifying the first structure parameter included in the first local layout, wherein the second to n-th local layouts respectively have second to n-th structure parameters modified from the first structure parameter, calculating first to n-th effective density factors (EDF) respectively for the first to n-th structure parameters, determining a first effective open silicon density for a first chip using the first to n-th effective density factors and a layout of the first chip, and calculating first to m-th epitaxy times for first to m-th effective open silicon densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Schmidt, Dong-Gwan Shin, Anthony Payet, Hyoung Soo Ko, Seok Hoon Kim, Hyun-Kwan Yu, Si Hyung Lee, In Kook Jang
  • Patent number: 11010183
    Abstract: A system that includes an edge node configured to define a first set of correlithm objects for the first device and to send the first set of correlithm objects to the first device. The first set of correlithm objects includes a first correlithm object within a core distance of a root correlithm from the set of root correlithm objects. The core distance identifies the maximum number of different bits between the root correlithm object and a correlithm object. The edge node is further configured to define a second set of correlithm objects for the second device and to send the second set of correlithm objects to the second device. The second set of input correlithm objects comprises a second correlithm within the core distance of the root correlithm object from the set of root correlithm objects. The first correlithm object and the second correlithm object are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick N. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11010847
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure can include systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to identify a set of features associated with at least one of a collection of residences or an energy billing period. Measured energy consumption information and a plurality of feature values can be acquired for each residence in the collection of residences. Each feature value in the plurality of feature values can correspond to a respective feature in the set of features. A regression model can be trained based on the measured energy consumption information and the plurality of features values for each residence in the collection of residences. At least one expected consumption value and at least one efficient consumption value can be determined based on the regression model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: C3.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Maasoumy Haghighi, Jeremy Kolter, Henrik Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 11010894
    Abstract: Deriving a skin profile from an image is disclosed, including: accessing an input image of a user; deriving a first sub-component based at least in part on the input image of the user; deriving a second sub-component based at least in part on the input image of the user; using a first machine learning model and the first sub-component to determine a predicted base skin color associated with the user; selecting a second machine learning model based at least in part on the predicted base skin color associated with the user; using the second machine learning model and the second sub-component to determine a predicted undertone color associated with the user; determining product recommendations based at least in part on the predicted base skin color associated with the user and the predicted undertone color associated with the user; and presenting the one or more product recommendations at a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NakedPoppy, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Shenk, Matthew Camuto, Donya Fozoonmayeh, Nina Hua, Tatiana Crawford
  • Patent number: 11010524
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for simulating characteristics of a semiconductor device. An overlap matrix and a Hamiltonian representing atomic interaction energy information of a target semiconductor device are extracted by using a density functional theory (DFT), and Bloch states for corresponding energies are calculated based on the Hamiltonian, the overlap matrix, and energy-k relation within an effective energy region. A first reduced Hamiltonian and a first reduced overlap matrix having a reduced matrix size are obtained by applying the Hamiltonian and the overlap matrix to a transformation matrix that is obtained by orthonormalizing a matrix representing the Bloch states. A final transformation matrix and a final energy band structure where all unphysical branches, which are energy bands not corresponding to a first energy band structure in a second energy band structure, are removed within the effective energy region are calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Mincheol Shin, Woo Jin Jeong, Jaehyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11010522
    Abstract: In one aspect, a fault injection environment and a formal property verification environment are combined in a single integrated flow that allows the user to go back and forth between the two tasks. A system that unifies formal property verification and fault injection includes user interfaces that support the unified use model. In one approach, the FPV tool is the master and its user interface is the primary interface for the user to set up, run and debug faults as well as checkers. This interface allows the user to interactively select the FPV properties and/or the faults to be used for fault analysis. The user interface may provide a view of the faults, for example by listing faults or summarizing faults by class, type, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaolin Chen, Arunava Saha, Sandeep Jana, Pratik Mahajan, Jinnan Huang
  • Patent number: 11009353
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a nonlinear optimization program of a continuous value optimization problem, the program relating to an optimization problem, is provided. The program causes an optimization apparatus to execute repeatedly and alternately procedure comprising: updating a variable of an evaluation function, causing an equality constraint to be gradually approached while searching for a condition at which the evaluation function approaches an extreme value; and updating the variable of the equality constraint, causing a condition at which the evaluation function to become close to the extreme value while keeping the equality constraint satisfied is gradually approached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Shuntaro Okada, Masayoshi Terabe, Masayuki Ohzeki
  • Patent number: 11010451
    Abstract: Techniques for automated Bayesian posterior sampling using Markov Chain Monte Carlo and related schemes are described. In an embodiment, one or more values in a stationarity phase for a system configured for Bayesian sampling may be initialized. Sampling may be performed in the stationarity phase based upon the one or more values to generate a plurality of samples. The plurality of samples may be evaluated based upon one or more stationarity criteria. The stationarity phase may be exited when the plurality of samples meets the one or more stationarity criteria. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Christian Macaro, Jan Chvosta, Mark Roland Little
  • Patent number: 11013092
    Abstract: A light system configured for reserving and/or dynamically moving/arranging spaces for participants in a class may include a plurality of cells disposed on a surface, each cell having one or more lights disposed therein. Each light is in communication with a controller configured to control at least one of a color, a pattern, and a brightness of each light. The light system may be configured to allow a participant of the class to reserve a space prior to the class and have the space emit light indicating the space is reserved proximate a start time of the class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CHROMO LIGHTING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kittleman, Sam Goljahi, Stephen Harper
  • Patent number: 11003810
    Abstract: A simulation system obtains multiple random number vectors and a parameter vector and calculates realized values of the behavior of a stochastic system corresponding to each obtained random number vector. Based on each obtained random number vector, on the obtained parameter vector, and on a weight function, the system calculates the weight of each obtained random number vector regarding each of the parameters in the obtained parameter vector, and calculates an evaluation value of the behavior of the stochastic system corresponding to each obtained random number vector. Based on the calculated behavior evaluation value corresponding to each obtained random number vector and on the weight of each obtained random number vector regarding the parameter selected from the obtained parameter vector, the system calculates the sensitivity of an expected value for the behavior evaluation value of the stochastic system with regard to the selected parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Fukuda, Yasuyuki Kudo
  • Patent number: 11003525
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for identifying and addressing anomalies in a system. An exemplary method comprises collecting parameters of one or more components of the system, assessing conformity of a state of the system by comparing the collected parameters to one or more state models, wherein the one or more state models describe normal and anomalous states, identifying one or more anomalies based on the assessment of conformity, obtaining a database of third party information for the one or more components, replacing the collected parameters with the third party information and interrogating the one or more state models using the third party information, responsive to identifying no further anomalies in the interrogation, identifying one or more components that are compatible with the system from the obtained database, and selecting a single component from the one or more components to address the identified anomalies, based on one or more criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AO Kaspersky Lab
    Inventor: Andrey A. Efremov
  • Patent number: 11002606
    Abstract: Spectral irradiance distributions are calculated within a virtual environment based on arbitrary light source spectral power distributions. Architectural, horticultural and aquacultural lighting control systems use the calculated results to control both the intensity and spectral power distribution of the electric light sources. Energy consumption may be minimized while maintaining optimal occupant visual comfort and plant health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Ian Edward Ashdown
  • Patent number: 11003309
    Abstract: Provided herein are a method and apparatus for facilitating a learning user interface. The interface may be presented as a plurality of dynamic icons representing a plurality of items. The interface may be facilitated by determining, via a processor, a visual bias for at least one of the plurality of dynamic icons, wherein the visual bias may include an at least partial ring extending about the at least one of the plurality of dynamic icons. The interface further may be facilitated by applying, via the interface, the visual bias to the at least one of the plurality of dynamic icons and in response to a user selection of such at least one dynamic icon, incrementing the visual bias, such that the incrementing of the visual bias is triggered by the selection of the at least one dynamic icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Gomez-Rosado, Tihomir Tsankov Georgiev
  • Patent number: 11003998
    Abstract: A method is provided for rule creation that includes receiving (i) a MDP model with a set of states, a set of actions, and a set of transition probabilities, (ii) a policy that corresponds to rules for a rule engine, and (iii) a set of candidate states that can be added to the set of states. The method includes transforming the MDP model to include a reward function using an inverse reinforcement learning process on the MDP model and on the policy. The method includes finding a state from the candidate states, and generating a refined MDP model with the reward function by updating the transition probabilities related to the state. The method includes obtaining an optimal policy for the refined MDP model with the reward function, based on the reward policy, the state, and the updated probabilities. The method includes updating the rule engine based on the optimal policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Koseki, Tetsuro Morimura, Toshiro Takase, Hiroki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 11004138
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method. The system may provide a virtual wardrobe management system. The system may store wardrobe data associated with a plurality of garments. The system may then receive input data indicative of a garment selection. The system may identify the garment based on the input data received. The system may then generate a garment recommendation based on the selected garment and the stored wardrobe data and provide an indication of the recommendation to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Marco S. Giampaolo, Karen Nickerson, Justin Wishne, Drew Jacobs, Justin Smith, Hannes Jouhikainen
  • Patent number: 11003431
    Abstract: Various examples are disclosed for generating a prediction of server requirements needed to deploy an application. The application can be deployed in virtualized environment in which virtual machines can execute the application. The predicted server requirements can be generated based upon data from other deployments of the application in other virtualized environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yash Bhatnagar, Dattathreya Sathyamurthy, Swarnalatha Pasupuleti, Naveen Mudnal
  • Patent number: 10997330
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining failure initiation characteristics of a bonding layer of one or more bonded structures and determining, based on the failure initiation characteristics, a first characteristic dimension for each analysis element of a first portion of a finite element analysis model. The method includes obtaining failure propagation characteristics of the bonding layer and determining, based on the failure propagation characteristics, a second characteristic dimension for each analysis element of a second portion of the model. The method includes assigning a first set of material parameters to analysis elements of the first portion of the model and assigning a second set of material parameters to analysis elements of the second portion of the model. The method includes evaluating failure modes of the one or more bonded structures based on a solution to the model, the first set of material parameters, and the second set of material parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian P. Justusson, Joseph D. Schaefer, Matthew Jeffrey Molitor
  • Patent number: 10996643
    Abstract: A method and system for forming a dynamic model for the behavior of machines from sensed data. The method and system generates a dynamic model of the machine by applying a canonical variate analysis (CVA) method to subspace system identification extending to parameter varying (LPV) systems and nonlinear (NL) systems in order to make implementation of the computation feasible and accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ADAPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Wallace Larimore
  • Patent number: 10998085
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for identifying the molecular configuration of ganoderic acid A which comprises extracting ganoderic acid A from fruit bodies of Ganoderma lucidum, producing crystals of the ganoderic acid A, analyzing the crystals of the ganoderic acid A by X-ray structural analysis to obtain values of the three-dimensional coordinate of the crystals of the ganoderic acid A and using the values of the three-dimensional coordinate of the crystals of the ganoderic acid A obtained from the X-ray structural analysis as initial coordinates in the input to the calculation program of the B3LYP method included in the Gaussian 03 package software together with the 6-31G* basis set function of the density functional theory (DFT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Tian-Jye Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10997052
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for optimizing performance of an information handling system comprising: identifying a statistical model for use when optimizing performance of the information handling system; sampling the performance of the information handling system, the sampling being performed iteratively; and, adjusting the performance of the information handling system by applying optimized system configurations to the information handling system, the optimized parameters being based upon the statistical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Farzad Khosrowpour, Nikhil Vichare
  • Patent number: 10994866
    Abstract: A flight test system for a flapping-wing aerial vehicle includes a host computer platform, a measurement mechanism, and a wind tunnel. The measurement mechanism is configured to mount a to-be-tested flapping-wing aerial vehicle prototype. The measurement mechanism includes an Euler angle controller, a flow angle controller, and a tripod. The flow angle controller is mounted on the tripod. The Euler angle controller is in transmission connection with the flow angle controller. The flapping-wing aerial vehicle prototype is detachably connected to the Euler angle controller by using a first connecting member. The host computer platform is in communication connection with the measurement mechanism and the wind tunnel, and is configured to control a wind speed of the wind tunnel and display a flight status of the flapping-wing aerial vehicle prototype in real time during test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING
    Inventors: Wei He, Xinxing Mu, Shufen Tian, Qiang Fu, Yao Zou, Haifeng Huang, Xiuyu He
  • Patent number: 10987257
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent element for sanitary products and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The absorbent element is of the type incorporating plurality of sacs or pockets in which expandable super-absorbent material is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TEXOL S.R.L.
    Inventors: Marino Di Berardino, Fabio Di Berardino
  • Patent number: 10990668
    Abstract: Monitoring nodes may generate a series of current monitoring node values over time representing current operation of a cyber-physical system. A decision fusion computer platform may receive, from a local status determination module, an indication of whether each node has an initial local status of “normal”/“abnormal” and a local certainty score (with higher values of the local certainty score representing greater likelihood of abnormality). The computer platform may also receive, from a global status determination module, an indication of whether the system has an initial global status of “normal”/“abnormal” and a global certainty score. The computer platform may output, for each node, a fused local status of “normal” or “abnormal,” at least one fused local status being based on the initial global status. The decision fusion computer platform may also output a fused global status of “normal” or “abnormal” based on at least one initial local status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Masoud Abbaszadeh, Walter Yund, Weizhong Yan
  • Patent number: 10984058
    Abstract: A machine-learning framework uses partial-click feedback to generate an optimal diverse set of items. An example method includes estimating a preference vector for a user based on diverse cascade statistics for the user, the diverse cascade statistics including previously observed responses and previously observed topic gains. The method also includes generating an ordered set of items from the item repository, the items in the ordered set having highest topic gain weighted by similarity with the preference vector, providing the ordered set for presentation to the user, and receiving feedback from the user on the ordered set. The method also includes, responsive to the feedback indicating a selected item, updating the diverse cascade statistics for observed items, wherein the updating results in penalizing the topic gain for items of the observed items that are not the selected item and promoting the topic gain for the selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Branislav Kveton, Zheng Wen, Prakhar Gupta, Iftikhar Ahamath Burhanuddin, Harvineet Singh, Gaurush Hiranandani
  • Patent number: 10983440
    Abstract: A method including: obtaining a relationship between a performance indicator of a substrate measurement recipe and a parameter of the substrate measurement recipe; deriving a range of the parameter from the relationship, wherein absolute values of the performance indicator satisfy a first condition or a magnitude of variation of the performance indicator satisfies a second condition, when the first parameter is in the range; selecting a substrate measurement recipe that has the parameter in the range; and inspecting a substrate with the selected substrate measurement recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jen-Shiang Wang, Jay Jianhui Chen
  • Patent number: 10983233
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a fractured reservoir model include: receiving a seismic dataset of a surveyed subsurface; identifying a dynamic response of each parameter; selecting a subset of parameters from the set of parameters based on the dynamic response of each parameter; sampling an outer boundary of a parameter uncertainty domain; adjusting the range of values associated with each parameter of the subset based on the sampling; generating a geo-model based on the adjusted range of values associated with each parameter of the subset; generating a discrete fracture network model based on the geo-model; generating a scenario of a simulation model based on the discrete fracture network model and the geo-model; performing a forward simulation based on the scenario of the simulation model; determining that a misfit of the forward simulation is below a threshold by evaluating an objective function; and producing a model based on the forward simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Marko Maucec, Otto E. Meza Camargo, Babatunde Moriwawon, Ali A. Taiban
  • Patent number: 10985455
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structure. The invention also relates to an electromagnetic band gap (EBG) component for use in an EBG structure according to the invention. The invention further relates to an antenna device comprising at least one EBG structure according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE ANTENNA COMPANY INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Shady Keyrouz, Diego Caratelli, Carlos Moreno De Jong van Coevorden, Jarmos Pirneskoski, Johan Leo Alfons Gielis
  • Patent number: 10984155
    Abstract: Embodiments of the inventive subject matter include determining a plurality of potential full resolution locations for a particle representation for a second iteration of a particle swarm optimization, wherein the particle representation is associated with both a first full resolution location and a first reduced resolution location for a first iteration of the particle swarm optimization that has not yet completed and the second iteration is later than the first iteration. Embodiments further include determining that the plurality of full resolution locations reduces to a second reduced resolution location for the second iteration. Embodiments further include submitting the second reduced resolution location for fitness calculation prior to the first iteration completing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Cracraft
  • Patent number: 10977609
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for an inventory planner that generates an inventory policy using any form of demand distributions, non-linear cost functions and/or multiple target measures of service levels, while taking into account a supply order lead time, such as, for example, a static or stochastic supply order lead time. The inventory policy generated by the inventory planner comprises an optimal and reproducible solution to one or more supply chain planning problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Blue Yonder Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Yossiri Adulyasak, Thierry Moisan, Eric Prescott-Gagnon
  • Patent number: 10977110
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a system for facilitating a training system for a device. During operation, the system determines a system model for the device that can be based on empirical data of the device. The empirical data is obtained based on experiments performed on the device. The system then generates, from the system model, synthetic data that represents behavior of the device under a failure. The system determines uncertainty associated with the synthetic data and, from the uncertainty, determines a set of prediction parameters using an uncertainty quantification model. The system generates training data from the synthetic data based on the set of prediction parameters and learns a set of learned parameters associated with the device by using a machine-learning-based classifier on the training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Ion Matei, Rajinderjeet S. Minhas, Johan de Kleer, Anurag Ganguli
  • Patent number: 10967181
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for predicting the stimulation effect of cortical neurons in response to extracellular electrical stimulation. The method comprising the steps of defining an electrode configuration, defining a reconstructed neuronal cell type, wherein the reconstructed neuronal cell is characteristic of the physical and electrical properties of a neuronal cell, computing an electric field potential at the reconstructed neuronal cell, computing an effective transmembrane current of an arborization of the reconstructed neuronal cell, and determining a probability of activation of the reconstructed neuronal cell. A method for inducing an electrical stimulation effect on a cortical column is also disclosed. In an embodiment, the predicted network response of a cortical column is used to configure one or more electrodes to induce cortical stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Maksim Bazhenov, Eric Halgren, Maxim Komarov, Paola Malerba
  • Patent number: 10970929
    Abstract: A system configured to determine one or more boundaries of the space, for example, in 3D applications. In some cases, the system may generate point data including a set of safe points in a space and a set of unsafe points in the space, the space surrounding a user device of the system, generate a triangulation over a union of the set of safe points and the set of unsafe points, determine triangles of the triangulation that include at least one safe point and determine edges of determined triangles which are part of a single triangle that include at least one safe point. The system may then determine one or more boundaries of the space using the determined edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Occipital, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Powers, Evan Haley Fletcher, Andrew Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10969933
    Abstract: A device may receive data associated with executing a model. The data may be associated with a solver used during execution of the model. The device may determine a presentation order of a plurality of model items based on the data associated with executing the model. The solver may be used to determine values associated with the plurality of model items. The presentation order of the plurality of model items may be determined based on a plurality of factors. The plurality of factors may be associated with the values. The device may generate a graphical interface that indicates the presentation order of the plurality of model items. The device may provide the graphical interface. The graphical interface may provide, for display, a list of the plurality of model items. The list may be provided in association with the presentation order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Rouleau, Zhuohua Shen, Fu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10970924
    Abstract: A method of using a drone that is equipped with a camera and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to survey an environment to reconstruct a 3D map is described. A key frame location is first identified. A first image of the environment is captured by the camera from the key frame location. The drone is then moved away from the key frame location to another location. A second image of the environment is captured from the other location. The drone then returns to the key frame location. The drone may perform additional rounds of scans and returns to the key frame location between each round. By constantly requiring the drone to return to the key frame location, the precise location of the drone may be determined by the acceleration data of the IMU because the location information may be recalibrated each time at the key frame location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Foresight AI Inc.
    Inventors: Matheen Siddiqui, Chang Yuan
  • Patent number: 10970430
    Abstract: When simulating behavior of particles in a space having regions and subject to analysis, by processes of a predetermined number fewer than the number of regions, a particle simulation apparatus assigns the regions of the predetermined number, which are selected in descending order of the number of particles included in each of the regions, to differing processes among the processes of the predetermined number. The particle simulation apparatus sequentially assigns unassigned regions in descending order of the number of particles included in each of the unassigned regions, to the process for which the number of particles included in the regions already assigned to each of the processes of the predetermined number is the smallest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki Kazama, Tamon Suwa, Keita Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10963599
    Abstract: A multiple fluid model tool for utilizing a 3D CAD point-cloud to automatically create a fluid model is presented. For example, a system includes a modeling component, a machine learning component, and a three-dimensional design component. The modeling component generates a three-dimensional model of a mechanical device based on point cloud data indicative of information for a set of data values associated with a three-dimensional coordinate system. The machine learning component predicts one or more characteristics of the mechanical device based on input data and a machine learning process associated with the three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional design component that provides a three-dimensional design environment associated with the three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional design environment renders physics modeling data of the mechanical device based on the input data and the one or more characteristics of the mechanical device on the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Altair Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Zain S. Dweik
  • Patent number: 10963292
    Abstract: Techniques to manage virtual classes for statistical tests are described. An apparatus may comprise a simulated data component to generate simulated data for a statistical test, statistics of the statistical test based on parameter vectors to follow a probability distribution, a statistic simulator component to simulate statistics for the parameter vectors from the simulated data with a distributed computing system comprising multiple nodes each having one or more processors capable of executing multiple threads, the simulation to occur by distribution of portions of the simulated data across the multiple nodes of the distributed computing system, and a distributed control engine to control task execution on the distributed portions of the simulated data on each node of the distributed computing system with a virtual software class arranged to coordinate task and sub-task operations across the nodes of the distributed computing system. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Xilong Chen, Mark Roland Little
  • Patent number: 10962641
    Abstract: A sensing system for a vehicle includes at least one radar sensor disposed at the vehicle and having a field of sensing exterior of the vehicle. The at least one radar sensor includes multiple transmitting antennas and multiple receiving antennas. The transmitting antennas transmit signals and the receiving antennas receive the signals reflected off objects. Multiple scans of radar data sensed by the at least one radar sensor are received at a control, and a vehicle motion estimation is received at the control. The control, responsive to received scans of sensed radar data, detects the presence of one or more objects exterior the vehicle and within the field of sensing of the at least one radar sensor. The control, responsive to the received scans of sensed radar data and the received vehicle motion estimation, matches objects detected in the scans and determines angles toward the detected objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sergio Duque Biarge, Jagmal Singh, Holger Hess, Jorge J. Jácome Muñoz, Kalin Kabakchiev, Roaldje Nadjiasngar
  • Patent number: 10963839
    Abstract: Nested hierarchies can be efficiently analyzed by normalizing a portion of the hierarchy as defined by a limiting factor for the hierarchy. In a project hierarchy wherein each project contains a task hierarchy, each task hierarchy can be normalized. Further, the projects can be assigned to levels such that data for each level can be indexed, partitioned, or otherwise differentiated. The data then can be efficiently rolled up by level using the partially normalized hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shane Robert Vermette
  • Patent number: 10964030
    Abstract: A method and device that estimate a pose of a device and the device are disclosed. The method may include generating inertial measurement unit (IMU) data of the device, determining a first pose of the device a first time point based on the IMU data, generating a current predicted motion state array based on the IMU data, and estimating an M-th predicted pose of the device at an M-th time point after the first time point based on the current predicted motion state array, where M denotes a natural number greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangwei Wang, Tianhao Gao, Chun Wang, GeeYoung Sung, Hong-Seok Lee, Lin Ma, Minsu Ahn, Qiang Wang, Sunghoon Hong, Yun-Tae Kim, Zhihua Liu