Electrical Analog Simulator Patents (Class 703/3)
  • Patent number: 9952577
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for analysis and characterization of manufacturing information such as process trees or genealogies using graph theory. More specifically, using graph theory to analyze manufacturing information of a manufacturing operation allows for deep analysis of relationships between batches or units in a process tree and their closeness or distance, to identify clusters associated with specific quality characteristics or problems, to identify common antecedents of specifically labeled batches (e.g., problem batches), and/or to detect overall desirable or undesirable characteristics of the process tree (e.g., centrality, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TIBCO Software Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Hill, Pawel Lewicki
  • Patent number: 9916415
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for modeling integrated circuit (IC) performance. In these embodiments, a parasitic extraction process is performed to generate a netlist that, not only accounts for various parasitics within the IC, but also accounts for substrate-generated signal distortions (e.g., substrate-generated harmonic signal distortions) that occur within the IC. During this netlist extraction process, the design layout of the IC is analyzed to identify parasitics that are to be represented in the netlist and to also identify any circuit elements with output signals that are subject to substrate-generated signal distortions. When such circuit elements are identified, signal distortion models, which were previously empirically determined and stored in a model library, which correspond to the identified circuit elements, and which account for the signal distortions, are selected from the model library and incorporated into the netlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Frederick G. Anderson, Michael L. Gautsch, Jean-Marc Petillat, Philippe Ramos, Randy L. Wolf, Jiansheng Xu
  • Patent number: 9814146
    Abstract: Plug having common specifications are arranged on the side surfaces of each of the devices of different types included in the drive apparatus that controls an electric motor, and the plugs are positioned such that the side surfaces of the devices are in close contact with each other by connecting the plugs and the devices of different types are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Miyake, Takashi Nakahira
  • Patent number: 9781848
    Abstract: Plug having common specifications are arranged on the side surfaces of each of the devices of different types included in the drive apparatus that controls an electric motor, and the plugs are positioned such that the side surfaces of the devices are in close contact with each other by connecting the plugs and the devices of different types are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Miyake, Takashi Nakahira
  • Patent number: 9514620
    Abstract: A system provides haptic feedback based on media content. The system processes the media content into components including a first component and a second component. The system further determines a first priority value related to the first component and a second priority value related to the second component. The system further compares the first priority value with the second priority value. The system further generates a first control signal and a second control signal based on the comparison, where the first control signal is configured to cause a first haptic feedback to be output and the second control signal is configured to cause a second haptic feedback to be output that is the same or different than the first haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satvir Singh Bhatia
  • Patent number: 9507838
    Abstract: A data integration system is disclosed that incorporates one or more techniques for simplifying the design and maintenance of a mapping. As components are added or removed to an existing design, the data integration system removes the need to specify all input and output attributes. In one aspect, components types are implemented that allow assignment expressions to reference all or part of upstream components. Therefore, attributes of certain types of components can be propagated to downstream components or otherwise inherited from upstream components with minimal effort on the part of a map designer. During code generation the attributes required to be projected by any component can be derived based on the needs of the downstream components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: John Leigh, David Allan, Kwok-hung (Thomas) Lau
  • Patent number: 9357027
    Abstract: A data processing system relates to network communications technologies. A data buffering layer receives an operation request of a follower of a user having a long relation and of a client. The data buffer layer pushes the operation request to a service layer. The service layer receives the operation request pushed by the data buffering layer and caches the operation request according to a minimum storage unit. The minimum storage unit is determined by using the user having a long relation chain as a unit. The service layer determines a specified database that belongs to the user having a long relation chain and performs an operation on the specified database according to the operation request. The service layer determines the specified database according to a preset routing configuration when data cached in the minimum storage unit reaches a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 9292260
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved approach for implementing a method, system, and computer program product for utilizing design patterns, which provides an improved approach for organizing, navigating and/or visualizing design patterns. This approach may be embodied as a mobile design pattern viewer. The current approach presents design patterns in logical groupings, allows visualization of individual patterns, and highlights relationships. This permits organization, navigation, and/or visualization of the design patterns, where a collection of patterns work together as an integrated set that enables users to understand how an individual pattern relates to other patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Brent-Kaan William White
  • Patent number: 9015016
    Abstract: A 3-D multi-physics design environment (“3-D design environment”) for designing and simulating multi-physics devices such as MEMS devices is discussed. The 3-D design environment is programmatically integrated with a system modeling environment that is suitable for system-level design and simulation of analog-signal ICs, mixed-signal ICs and multi-physics systems. A parameterized MEMS device model is created in a 3-D graphical view in the 3-D design environment using parameterized model components that are each associated with an underlying behavioral model. After the MEMS device model is completed, it may be exported to a system modeling environment without subjecting the model to preliminary finite element meshing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Coventor, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunar Lorenz, Mattan Kamon
  • Patent number: 8994977
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus includes a destination setting unit configured to set a transmission destination of image data, a transmission unit configured to transmit the image data to the destination set by the destination setting unit, an authentication unit configured to perform processing for authentication required for the transmission unit to transmit the image data to the destination set by the destination setting unit, a storage unit configured to store a destination table in which authentication information required for the authentication unit to perform the processing for authentication is registered in such a manner that the authentication information is associated with the destination, a selection unit configured to select one of a first authentication mode, in which the authentication unit performs the processing for authentication using the authentication information stored in the storage unit when the transmission unit transmits the image data to the destination set by the destination setti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Kasuya
  • Patent number: 8949090
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the formation flight of a trailing aircraft relative to a vortex generated by a leading aircraft includes a position module, peak-seeking module, limiter module, and control module. The position module is configured to determine a position of the vortex relative to the trailing aircraft. The peak-seeking module is configured to determine a desired position of the trailing aircraft for providing desired vortex-induced aerodynamic benefits based on the position of the vortex relative to the trailing aircraft and a mapping function of an individual performance metric. The limiter module is configured to modify the desired position of the trailing aircraft to avoid unintended crossings of the trailing aircraft into the vortex. Finally, the control module is configured to control flight of the trailing aircraft based on one of the desired position of the trailing aircraft and modified desired position of the trailing aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian T. Whitehead, Stefan R. Bieniawski, David Halaas, Eugene Lavretsky
  • Patent number: 8921114
    Abstract: A diagnosis support system for cancer is disclosed that comprises: a measurement value acquiring section for acquiring a measurement value of a first cancer patient; a sample data memory for storing sample data of a plurality of cancer patients different from the first patient; a reference range determination section for determining a reference range based on the measurement value of the first cancer patient; a display unit; and a display controller for controlling the display unit to display a diagnosis support screen showing the clinical information included in the sample data having measurement value within the reference range. A method of providing cancer diagnosis support information and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Ishihara, Tomoko Matsushima, Masaki Shibayama
  • Patent number: 8903684
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for determining the number of feed elements in a multi-beam antenna. Provided is a method and apparatus capable of determining the number of feed elements to be installed in an antenna and thereby estimating a size of the antenna in order to efficiently configure an antenna for forming multiple beams. In particular, when configuring the antenna for providing the multiple beams, the number of feed elements to be installed in the antenna may be quickly computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: So Hyeun Yun
  • Patent number: 8886499
    Abstract: A voice processing apparatus includes: a phase difference calculation unit which calculates for each frequency band a phase difference between first and second frequency signals obtained by applying a time-frequency transform to sounds captured by two voice input units; a detection unit which detects a frequency band for which the percentage of the phase difference falling within a first range that the phase difference can take for a specific sound source direction, the percentage being taken over a predetermined number of frames, does not satisfy a condition corresponding to a sound coming from the direction; a range setting unit which sets, for the detected frequency band, a second range by expanding the first range; and a signal correction unit which makes the amplitude of the first and second frequency signals larger when the phase difference falls within the second range than when the phase difference falls outside the second range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Chikako Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8880691
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and machine readable storage medium is disclosed for managing a communication network wherein statistics are collected and next expected values for the statistics are calculated based on batch mean and confidence interval calculations and an alarm is raised if the next expected value exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Dejan Duvnjak
  • Patent number: 8862451
    Abstract: A programmer device includes an interface that communicates with an implantable fluid delivery device and a user interface that displays a representation of a portion of the implantable fluid delivery device and displays an indication of a location of fluid within the implantable fluid delivery device during a delivery phase, e.g., a priming or bridging phase. The user interface may display a representation of progress of the delivery phase. The user interface may display the indication of the location of the fluid within internal tubing of the implantable fluid delivery device or within a catheter of the implantable fluid delivery device. The programmer device may display the representation of the progress of the delivery phase as a simulation of the delivery phase or during the actual delivery phase of the implantable fluid delivery device. A user may therefore observe a location of fluid corresponding to progress of the delivery phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah B. Alme, Touby A. Drew, Jiaying Shen
  • Patent number: 8849628
    Abstract: The software application is used to rank language translations and a method to implement those ranked language translations. The language translations are for textual or vocal phrases that a user wants to convert from its original language to a preferred language. The software application will refer to a variety of translation sources in order to create a set of applicable translations for a textual or vocal phrase. The software application will then rank each applicable translation with an accuracy score, which is weighed by three factors: the commonalities between the set of translation sources, a user input process, and a linguistic mapping process. Some methods to implement the ranked language translations include using accelerometer data from a electronic communication device to operate the software application, integrating a moderator into a conversation process, using subtitles in speech bubbles for a video chat, and using location data to communicate with different contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Nelthropp Lauder
  • Patent number: 8805652
    Abstract: A charge calibrator for simulating the output of a scintillation detector. The calibrator includes a processor for executing a Gaussian random number generator algorithm to produce an output comprising a Gaussian random number distribution having at least one characteristic established in response to a user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Frank, Artan Duraj
  • Patent number: 8798968
    Abstract: A computing device and a method for scattering parameter equivalent circuit reads a scattering parameter file from a storage device. A non-common-pole rational function of the scattering parameters in the scattering parameter file is created by applying a vector fitting algorithm to the scattering parameters. Passivity of the non-common-pole rational function is enforced if the non-common-pole rational function does not satisfy a determined passivity requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Laing Tseng, Yu-Chang Pai, Cheng-Hsien Lee, Shen-Chun Li, Shou-Kuo Hsu
  • Patent number: 8793106
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for predicting at least one feature of at least one product being manufactured. The system receives, from at least one sensor installed in equipment performing one or more manufacturing process steps, at least one measurement of the feature of the product being manufactured. The system selects one or more of the received measurement of the feature of the product. The system estimates additional measurements of the feature of the product at a current manufacturing process step. The system creates a computational model for predicting future measurements of the feature of the product, based on the selected measurement and the estimated additional measurements. The system predicts the future measurements of the feature of the product based on the created computational model. The system outputs the predicted future measurements of the feature of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Baseman, Amit Dhurandhar, Sholom M. Weiss, Brian F. White
  • Patent number: 8744816
    Abstract: A system includes a database and one or more computer devices. The database is configured to store database records associated with a group of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan G. Bosch
  • Patent number: 8731876
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a method and apparatus for creating editable feature curves for a multi-dimensional model represented by a tessellated mesh are described. A mesh representation of a multi-dimensional model may not support intuitive modification of the model. The mesh representing the multi-dimensional model may be analyzed to extract feature curves that define the characteristics of the multi-dimensional model. Such feature curves may provide an intuitive mechanism for modifying the multi-dimensional model. The model may be modified by changing the constraints of the feature curves defining the model's characteristics. For example, a constraint may be modified to change the angle of the surface on either side of a location on a feature curve. A compressed representation of a multi-dimensional model may include the feature curves that define the shape of multi-dimensional model and a set of boundary curves that represent disjoint regions of the multi-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan A. Carr, Pushkar P. Joshi, James L. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8725490
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for providing a virtual universal translator (VUT) for a mobile device so that a user of such mobile device can use the camera and display of the mobile device to translate text from one language to another language. As the user points the mobile device's camera at a particular text string, such text string is automatically translated by the VUT into a different language that was selected by the user and this translated text is then transposed over the currently viewed image or video in the display of the mobile device. The user can utilize the VUT to continuously pass the camera over additional text strings so that the translated text displayed over the viewed image or video is continuously updated for each new text string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Athellina R. Ahmad Athsani, Chris T. Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8718988
    Abstract: A method determines and/or predicts a maximum power capacity of a battery by using a model of the battery based on an electric equivalent circuit diagram that predicts the maximum power capacity of the battery. The maximum power of the battery is prognosticated for a defined prognosis period and for the different operating modes with respect to the charging or discharging operation, considering the maximum allowable operating voltage and the maximum allowable operating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oliver Bohlen, Michael Roscher
  • Patent number: 8718987
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit simulation model that can suitably represent capacitor characteristics, thereby realizing accurate circuit design and circuit analysis. A SPICE model is constituted of a capacitor unit in which a capacitor is replaced with a linear voltage dependent current source, a low-pass filter unit that has a function of extracting a DC bias voltage, a calculation circuit unit that is configured by combining an adder, a multiplier, and the like to perform a calculation of a circuit equation derived from an equivalent circuit for a capacitor such as an idealized C circuit model, an RC circuit model, or the like, and a linear voltage dependent voltage source that applies a total voltage applied across the capacitor to the calculation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiangying Wu
  • Patent number: 8712742
    Abstract: The present invention proposes methods, devices and computer program products. To this extent, there is defined a set X including N distinct parameter values x_i for at least one input parameter x, N being an integer greater than or equal to 1, first measured the physical quantity Pm1 for each of the N distinct parameter values x_i of the at least one input parameter x, while keeping all other input parameters fixed, constructed a Vandermonde matrix VM using the set of N parameter values x_i of the at least one input parameter x, and computed the model W for emulating the physical quantity P based on the Vandermonde matrix and the first measured physical quantity according to the equation W=(VMT*VM)?1*VMT*Pm1. The model is iteratively refined so as to obtained a desired emulation precision. The model can later be used to emulate the physical quantity based on input parameters or logs taken from the field and thereby support device design optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Mobile Corporation
    Inventors: Deogratius Musiige, Vincent Laulagnet
  • Patent number: 8694294
    Abstract: In a computerized, automated method to determine the conductor structure of a gradient coil of a magnetic resonance device, the conductor structure is determined depending on the theoretical oscillation response of at least one metallic structure of the magnetic resonance device that is arranged adjacent to the gradient coil at the installation point, with the oscillation response of the metallic structure being determined dependent on theoretical eddy currents generated in the structure by the gradient coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Dietz, Andreas Krug
  • Patent number: 8682638
    Abstract: Channel emulation in a PC computing platform including at least one general purpose parallel processor (GPPP) includes defining a plurality of fading channels in a GPPP and generating complex tap coefficients in a GPPP for the fading channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Octoscope, Inc.
    Inventors: Fanny Mlinarsky, Samuel J. MacMullan
  • Patent number: 8660799
    Abstract: According to embodiments, systems and methods for detecting the occurrence of events from a signal are provided. A signal processing system may analyze baseline changes and changes in signal characteristics to detect events from a signal. The system may also detect events by analyzing energy parameters and artifacts in a scalogram of the signal. Further, the system may detect events by analyzing both the signal and its corresponding scalogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland
    Inventors: James Watson, Paul Stanley Addison
  • Publication number: 20140025315
    Abstract: A baseline predictive maintenance method for a target device (TD) and a computer program product thereof are provided. Fresh samples which are generated when the target device produces workpieces just after maintenance are collected, and a new workpiece sample which is generated when the target device produces a new workpiece is collected. A plurality of modeling samples are used to build a TD baseline model in accordance with a conjecturing algorithm, wherein the modeling samples include the new workpiece sample and the fresh samples. A TD healthy baseline value for the new workpiece is computed by the TD baseline model, and a device health index (DHI), a baseline error index (BEI) and baseline individual similarity indices (ISIB) are computed, thereby achieving the goals of fault detection and classification (FDC) and predictive maintenance (PdM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fan-Tien CHENG, Yao-Sheng HSIEH, Chung-Ren WANG, Saint-Chi WANG
  • Patent number: 8630828
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for computer modeling of amplitude modulated light in dispersive optical systems. Ray tracings are extended to include calculations of the modulated phase for the rays. Examples are given for electronic distance measurement instrument applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: David H. Parker
  • Patent number: 8626353
    Abstract: System and method of solving, in a single-period, an optimal dispatching problem for a network of energy generators connected via multiple transmission lines, where it is sought to find the lowest operational cost of dispatching of various energy sources to satisfy demand. The model includes traditional thermal resources and renewable energy resources available generation capabilities within the grid. The method considers demand reduction as a virtual generation source that can be dispatched quickly to hedge against the risk of unforeseen shortfall in supply. Demand reduction is dispatched in response to incentive signals sent to consumers. The control options of the optimization model consist of the dispatching order and dispatching amount energy units at generators together with the rebate signals sent to end-users at each node of the network under a demand response policy. Numerical experiments based on an analysis of representative data illustrate the effectiveness of demand response as a hedging option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Soumyadip Ghosh, Jayant R. Kalagnanam, Dmitriy A. Katz-Rogozhnikov, Mark S. Squillante, Xiaoxuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8620960
    Abstract: A data model representing a multi-model database of a product system includes a multi-model repository that holds said multi-model database's artifacts under version control. The multi-model repository holds a plurality of constituent models, wherein each model represents a discrete aspect of the system, a model registry containing a list of the constituent models in the multi-model database, a set of input attributes and a set of output attributes corresponding to each of the models, a set of interfaces representing a tuple corresponding to each of the models, a set of attribute constraints associated with the input and output attributes; and a set of notifications associated with each of the models for informing the models of defined events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Leet E. Denton, III, Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, Kenneth Owens, Richard W. Buskens, Edward Jones
  • Patent number: 8620959
    Abstract: A computer database system for multi-model integration includes remote client-side components and a multi-model database having a plurality of artifacts that define the multi-model database and a multi-model repository that holds the artifacts under version control. The remore client-side components include a multi-model manager, one or more connectors, execution automation engine, a sandbox, and a version control system client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Leet E. Denton, III, Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, Kenneth Owens, Richard W. Buskens, Edward Jones
  • Patent number: 8612490
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment may provide a repository for containing representations that represent a model or a portion of the model. A user may store the representations in the repository, for example, as functions. The functions stored in the repository may be shared and used for processing another model that includes a pattern performing the same or similar function as the representations stored in the repository. A checksum may be compared to determine an equivalent function in the repository. In a different embodiment, the intermediate representation of the pattern may be compared to determine an equivalent function in the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Tocci, John Edward Ciolfi, Pieter J. Mosterman
  • Patent number: 8560282
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for factoring numbers are provided. The factoring may be accomplished by creating a factor graph, mapping the factor graph onto an analog processor, initializing the analog processor to an initial state, evolving the analog processor to a final state, and receiving an output from the analog processor, the output comprising a set of factors of the number. The factoring may be accomplished by generating a logic circuit representation of the factoring problem, such as a multiplication circuit, encoding the logic circuit representation as a discrete optimization problem, and solving the discrete optimization problem using a quantum processor. Output(s) of the logic circuit representation may be clamped such that the solving involves effectively executing the logic circuit representation in reverse to determine input(s) that corresponds to the clamped output(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: D-Wave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Macready, Geordie Rose, Peter Love
  • Patent number: 8527435
    Abstract: A novel Levenberg-Marquardt like second-order algorithm for tuning the Parzen window ? in a Radial Basis Function (Gaussian) kernel. Each attribute has its own sigma parameter. The values of the optimized ? are then used as a gauge for variable selection. Kernel Partial Least Squares (K-PLS) model is applied to several benchmark data sets to estimate effectiveness of second-order sigma tuning procedure for an RBF kernel. The variable subset selection method based on these sigma values is then compared with different feature selection procedures such as random forests and sensitivity analysis. The sigma-tuned RBF kernel model outperforms K-PLS and SVM models with a single sigma value. K-PLS models also compare favorably with Least Squares Support Vector Machines (LS-SVM), epsilon-insensitive Support Vector Regression and traditional PLS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: CardioMag Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Long Han, Mark Embrechts, Boleslaw Szymanski, Karsten Sternickel, Alexander Ross
  • Patent number: 8515586
    Abstract: A control model updating device includes a control model calculating unit that calculates a control model using analysis data, a control model updating unit that updates by accepting the control model, and a data suitability evaluating unit that evaluates the suitability of analysis data. The data suitability evaluating unit has a function characteristic prior knowledge storing unit that stores prior knowledge regarding a characteristic obtained in advance regarding the subject of control, a quadratic polynomial calculating unit that calculates a quadratic polynomial wherein the analysis data is approximated by a quadratic function, and a characteristic evaluating unit that compares a characteristic of the quadratic polynomial, calculated by the quadratic polynomial calculating unit, to prior knowledge stored in the function characteristic prior knowledge storing unit. The control model updating unit updates the control model if the two match in the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Nishiguchi, Tomohiro Konda
  • Patent number: 8509604
    Abstract: This application discloses a system for recording medical image data for production on a portable digital recording medium such as CDs and DVDs. Aspects of this disclosure include a robotic disc burning system that can receive a request to record medical image data on the data storage medium. The system includes, among other components, an auditing component configured to transmit to an audit module audit data that includes an identifier associated with the data storage medium, an identifier associated with a requester of the recording request, and an identifier associated with a patient associated with the medical image data. Additional aspects of this disclosure include an associated method for recording medical image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Datcard Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Wright, Chet Laguardia
  • Patent number: 8498821
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and kits that allow for classification of malignant melanoma cells according to genomic profiles, and methods of diagnosing, predicting clinical outcomes, and stratifying patient populations for clinical testing and treatment using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri Semizarov, Xin Lu, Ke Zhang, Rick R. Lesniewski
  • Patent number: 8498820
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and kits that allow for classification of non-small cell lung carcinoma tumors and cell lines according to genomic profiles, and methods of diagnosing, predicting clinical outcomes, and stratifying patient populations for clinical testing and treatment using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri Semizarov, Xin Lu, Ke Zhang, Rick R. Lesniewski
  • Patent number: 8498822
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods and kits that allow for classification of colorectal cancer cells according to genomic profiles, and methods of diagnosing, predicting clinical outcomes, and stratifying patient populations for clinical testing and treatment using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri Semizarov, Xin Lu, Ke Zhang, Rick R. Lesniewski
  • Patent number: 8489369
    Abstract: An improved algorithm for calculating multimode fiber system bandwidth which addresses both modal dispersion and chromatic dispersion effects is provided. The radial dependence of a laser transmitter emission spectrum is taken into account to assist in designing more effective optical transmission systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Brett Lane, Jose M. Castro
  • Patent number: 8484000
    Abstract: Incoming data from, for example, an array of detectors, may be received. A dynamical system may be initialized corresponding to a modality of the incoming data so that a measurement probe based on the initialized dynamical system may be generated. Such a measurement probe may be injected into a quantum mechanical system so that it may be determined whether the injection of the measurement probe into the quantum mechanical system results in a collapse of the quantum mechanical system. Thereafter, it may be determined that a signal is present within the incoming data if the quantum mechanical system collapses. Related methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-program products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: ViaLogy LLC
    Inventor: Sandeep Gulati
  • Patent number: 8480404
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a medical procedure training system based on a PC platform that provides multimodal education within a virtual environment. The system integrates digital video, three-dimensional modeling, and force-feedback devices for the purpose of training medical professionals medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Eric A. Savitsky
  • Publication number: 20130158964
    Abstract: A method for providing a new workflow that reuses an existing workflow includes displaying one or more collections of existing workflows available for selection; receiving a selection of one of the one or more existing workflow collections; displaying one or more existing workflows associated with the selected existing workflow collection; receiving a selection of one of the existing workflows in the selected existing workflow collection; receiving a selection of a variable in the selected existing workflow to be used in the new workflow; and storing the new workflow such that, when executed, the new workflow utilizes the selected variable from the existing workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel J. Hall, Mauricio F. Ordonez, Darren S. Miller, Jun Yong Kim, Chong Youn Choe, Dae Il Kim, Hyong Guk Kim
  • Patent number: 8448149
    Abstract: A method for converting traditional ladder diagrams for programmable controllers according to model 984, for example, the traditional ladder diagrams being read and executed column by column, into ladder diagrams for IEC 61131-oriented controllers, for example, with the ladder diagrams being read and executed in a data flow-oriented manner. In order to carry out the method, it is determined, in the ladder diagrams that are traditionally read and executed column by column, whether variables are provided on coils as well as on contacts within the network, and it is determined whether the contact is processed according to model 984 in front of the associated coil and according to the IEC model behind the associated coil. If so, an additional variable is generated for each such variable, and the additional variable is fed to the respective contact instead of the original variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Automation GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130090903
    Abstract: A method for creating entropy in a virtualized computing environment includes waking one or more samplers, each sampler having a sampling frequency; sampling a sample source with each of the one or more samplers; placing each of the samplers in an inactive state when not sampling; determining a difference between an expected value and a sampled value at each sampler; and providing a function of the difference from each of the one or more samplers to an aggregator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: International Business Machines Corporation
  • Patent number: 8380477
    Abstract: The present invention certifies control modules of engineered safety feature instruments for a power plant automatically. The control modules can be tested before storing or operating. The test is done with enhanced testing speed and saved cost. Thus, safety of the control modules is confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Ben-Ching Liao, Yuan-Chang Yu, Huei-Wen Hwang, Tsung-Chieh Cheng, Minh-Huei Chen
  • Patent number: RE44876
    Abstract: A proximity search engine for carrying out a proximity search with respect to a reference location uses as a reference frame the earth divided into tiles, which are predefined geographic regions of substantially equal areas. Records that are searched based on proximity to a reference location include location pointers, each of which identifies a particular tile that encompasses the physical location indicated by the corresponding record. When the proximity search is carried out, the tiles that are within a specified distance from the reference location are obtained and records having location pointers corresponding to such tiles are selected for inclusion in the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Galbreath, Yuh-Wen Soung