Electrical Analog Simulator Patents (Class 703/3)
  • Patent number: 8374839
    Abstract: The simulation information creating part 111 generates random numbers corresponding to the correlation coefficient data between the simulation model parameters, and also creates the simulation model library having correlated model parameters with variations, and the simulation net list for the objective characteristic, by Monte Carlo method using the typical simulation model library, the standard deviations for the plural simulation model parameters and the simulation net list for the typical objective characteristic. The simulation part 112 obtains samples having the objective characteristics with variations. The yield estimation part 120, estimates the yields by determining whether the samples satisfy the predetermined specification or not (Pass or Fail), wherein by repeating the determination by making the simulations again only for the samples on which the filter having the function of learning the boundary for decision of Pass or Fail did not determine as Pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Jedat Inc.
    Inventor: Shuhei Satoh
  • Patent number: 8340944
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to computational and/or control systems and methods related to nutraceutical agent selection and dosing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8335672
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the identification of available payers for healthcare transactions. A reply to a healthcare claim transaction may be received from a claims processor computer. Based at least in part on the reply, a determination may be made that the healthcare claim transaction has been rejected for an eligibility reason. An available payer for a patient associated with the received reply may be identified subsequent to the determination. Information associated with the identified available payer may be communicated to a healthcare provider associated with the healthcare claim transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: McKesson Financial Holdings Limited
    Inventor: James Morgan Ringold
  • Patent number: 8326589
    Abstract: In the present invention, in a case where a stable equilibrium point calculation is not calculable by using a Newton method, a damping factor of a mechanical system differential equation of a generator is set to be greater than an actual value of the generator of the power system. By applying pseudo-transient simulation to the nonlinear differential algebraic equation of the power system including the mechanical system differential equation of the generator, in which the damping factor is set, a norm of a mechanical system equation is found. If the found norm meets a predetermined condition, variable values of the power system at a time when the norm is found are set as initial values of the nonlinear differential algebraic equation of the power system. A stable equilibrium point is determined by applying the Newton method to the nonlinear differential algebraic equation in which the initial values are set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated, BIGWOOD SYSTEMS, Incorporated
    Inventors: Hsiao-Dong Chiang, Hua Li, Yasuyuki Tada, Ryuya Tanabe
  • Patent number: 8326907
    Abstract: A method for establishing a simulating signal suitable for estimating a complex exponential signal includes the following computer-implemented steps: sampling a time domain signal of a physical system to obtain a sampling signal; transforming the sampling signal to a frequency domain signal using Fast Fourier Transform; determining parameters of the frequency domain signal; establishing a simulating signal; establishing a target function which is a deviation of the simulating signal from the sampling signal; obtaining correcting factors; iterating the target function using a gradient method and the correcting factors to obtain three sets of iterated signal parameters; obtaining corrected parameters using quadratic interpolation; and using the corrected parameters to correct the simulating signal, and establishing an updated target function. The simulating signal can be used to estimate dynamic behavior of the physical system if the updated target function converges to a tolerable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: I Shou University
    Inventors: Rong-Ching Wu, Ching-Tai Chiang, Jong-Ian Tsai
  • Patent number: 8297983
    Abstract: An ultrasound training system having a data capture module, a digital asset management module, a validation module, didactic content, a media asset production module, an integration layer, an internet-based portal, a software client, and a peripheral probe. The combination of the disclosed elements creates a system that enables the creation and delivery of high-quality ultrasound education and training in a low-cost, widely deployable, and scalable manner, with a facilitated method for processing orders and financial transactions between customers and content providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Eric Savitsky, Dan Katz, Gabriele Nataneli, Kresimir Petrinec
  • Patent number: 8285513
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for detecting an abnormal on-line analysis or laboratory measurement and for predicting an abnormal quality excursion due to an abnormal process condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: Kenneth F. Emigholz
  • Patent number: 8275637
    Abstract: A method and system for determining and optimizing an insurance company's asset-liability risk is disclosed. The method and system comprises determining numerous earnings at risk (EaR) estimates to assess risks associated with asset and liability portfolios. EaR estimates may be determined through modeling of various risk factors. The EaR calculations may be processed through a distributed processing infrastructure to maximize efficiency and cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Anson J. Glacy, Jr., Ronald C. Davidson, Cynthia S. MacDonald, Alan A. Schecher, Kurt J. Stump
  • Publication number: 20120233105
    Abstract: A simulation system is proposed that makes use of historical and live data sensed for one or more objects (e.g., people, cars, balls, rackets, etc.). An event will include one or more decision points. A choice of an action to take at a decision point is made. That chosen action will be simulated based on the historical and live data. The simulation can be compared to the actual action taken in the event as a way to judge the choice. Although the choice of action to take at the decision point is simulated, the real event is not altered by the choice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H. Cavallaro, John Roy Borton
  • Patent number: 8265910
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modeling and displaying magnetic field intensities during Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) are described, particularly methods and system for modeling and displaying TMS using overlapping magnetic fields to stimulate deep brain regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cervel Neurotech, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Mishelevich, M. Bret Schneider
  • Patent number: 8244504
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method analyzes the thermodynamic and mechanical properties of a molecule or collection of molecules within a chemical environment under given thermodynamic conditions. The system is based on user-defined rules for a free energy decomposition and its reconstitution, explicit solute and implicit solvent specifications, and a selection of thermodynamic conditions. One template structure or multiple template structures define an explicit solute specification. Each template structure consists of a list of atoms and their coordinates. Input data is processed to produce a flexibility and stability test and return global thermodynamic properties, such as free energy, enthalpy, entropy and heat capacity as a function of temperature. Implemented via pebble game theory, global mechanical properties are determined based on the statistics of rigid and flexible regions that thermally fluctuate over ensembles of accessible states consistent with selected order parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Inventor: Donald J. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8244506
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data values associated with one of a position and orientation of a simulated scanner relative to an object. Image values are calculated, substantially in realtime, based on the data values. A simulated ultrasound image is rendered in a graphical display based on the image values. The simulated ultrasound image is representative of an interior or a simulated interior of the object on the ultrasound scan plane. Ultrasound simulation systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Immersion Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Butsev, Weimin Wu
  • Patent number: 8195785
    Abstract: A method and system for providing efficient and flexible techniques for modeling technical and economic benefits of consolidating information technology (IT) systems, hardware, software, network, and other infrastructure are described. The system includes a data processing system configured to receive data from a user. The system also includes an input collection system communicatively coupled to the data processing system, with the input collection system designed to organize, convert, and sort the data to generate baseline server information. In addition, the system includes an optimization system communicatively coupled to the data processing system, with the optimization system designed to generate one or more server consolidation models based on the baseline server information. Further, based on the generated one or more server consolidation models, a recommendation can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Mark E. Snyder, Richard M. Melnicoff, Bogdan Konsur, Jessica Long, Charles Heo, Timothy Bainter, James Steele, Edward M. Schall
  • Patent number: 8175861
    Abstract: A machining simulation apparatus is arranged in a machine tool having a tool holding mechanism, a workpiece holding mechanism, a drive mechanism and a numerical controller, and provided with: an actual CCD camera for imaging a tool held by the tool holding mechanism and the workpiece holding mechanism not holding a workpiece to generate actual image data; a model data update processing section for generating model data relating to when moving the holding mechanisms based on the operation command received from the numerical controller and the model data of the holding mechanisms, tool and workpiece; a virtual image generation processing section for generating virtual image data of the tool and workpiece based on the generated model data; and a rendering processing section for generating composite image data by superimposing the virtual image on the actual image, and displaying the composite image data on a screen display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Huang, Xiaodong Tian, Tetsuo Ogawa, Bingyan Zhao
  • Patent number: 8156147
    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: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Tocci, John Ciolfi, Pieter J. Mosterman
  • Patent number: 8145967
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying the receive path of an input/output device such as a network interface circuit. The device's operation with various different input sources (e.g., networks) and output sources (e.g., hosts, host buses) is modeled in a verification layer that employs multiple queues to simulate receipt of packets, calculation of destination addresses and storage of the packet data by the device. Call backs are employed to signal completion of events related to storage of packet data by the device and modeling of data processing within the verification layer. Processing of tokens within the verification layer to mimic the device's processing of corresponding packets is performed according to a dynamic DMA policy modeled on the device's policy. The policy is dynamic and can be updated or replaced during verification without interrupting the verification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Srinivasan, Rahoul Puri
  • Patent number: 8135565
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a model of a system includes one or more event-driven blocks and one or more time-driven blocks. The model is executed in part by receiving an entity from a event-driven block, and in response to receiving the entity, generating a time-varying data signal descriptive of the entity. The data signal is passed to one or more time-driven blocks, which generate one or more results at least in part from the data signal, and display at least some of the one or more results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael I. Clune
  • Patent number: 8124948
    Abstract: Ceremonial installation, comprising a movable object (1), provided with an energy source (4) and a device (6) for actuating the energy source, linked to a computer memory, a programmer (8) of the actuation device and an interface (2) between the programmer and the memory, the actuation device being controlled by a physical separation of the object (1) from a support (2) and/or a physical contact of the object with said support, after said separation and/or a physical and/or chemical parameter of the object or of the environment of the object and/or a defined spatial position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Service Public de Wallonie
    Inventors: Philippe Haumann, Philippe Lange
  • Patent number: 8108186
    Abstract: Flight management systems can behave erratically when the distance measurements on which they are based are subject to value jumps because they liken these value jumps to movements of the aircraft performed at speeds exceeding the performance levels of the aircraft for which they were designed. To avoid this, the proposed flight management system uses a filter to spread the distance value jumps in time, over periods of the order of those needed for the aircraft to come through the distance differences that they represent. This filter replaces a value jump with a ramp making up the difference and corresponding to a movement that remains within the performance scope of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Christophe Caillaud, Guy Deker, François Hoofd
  • Patent number: 8102364
    Abstract: An amplitude modulator circuit includes a reference oscillator and an envelope modulator coupled to the reference oscillator for receiving a reference signal. A microcontroller is coupled to the envelope modulator for providing an envelope signal to the envelope modulator and a low pass filter is coupled to the envelope modulator for receiving a modulated command from the envelope modulator. An inverter is coupled to the low pass filter for receiving a low passed envelope modulated signal from the low pass filter and a transducer or amplifier is coupled to the inverter and the low pass filter for receiving an inverted low passed signal and the low passed envelope modulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Kollin M. Tierling
  • Patent number: 8099372
    Abstract: A method of modeling a composite emotion in a multidimensional vector space, is provided with creating an emotion vector space by defining dimensions of a vector space in consideration of stimuli affecting emotions, and dividing a defined multidimensional vector space into emotion regions. Further, the method of modeling a composite emotion in a multidimensional vector space includes creating a composite emotion by calculating a fuzzy partitioned matrix between a current state vector and respective representative vectors in the created emotion vector space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Joung Woo Ryu, Cheonshu Park, Joo Chan Sohn, Hyun Kyu Cho, Young-Jo Cho
  • Patent number: 8090558
    Abstract: A method is presented for selecting the order in which parameters are evaluated for inclusion in a model of a film stack, which is by ranking them according to measurement precision. Further, a method is presented for determining which parameters are to be floated, set, or discarded from the model, which is by determining whether average chi-square and chi-square uniformity decreases or increases when the parameter is added to the model. In this manner, a model for the film stack can be quickly assembles with a high degree of accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventor: Thaddeus G. Dziura
  • Patent number: 8065173
    Abstract: A computer-readable electronic services management system for a mobile communications network, comprising a distributed network of agents in the form of collaborative autonomous software agents wherein the agents are configured to represent and act on behalf of a user and to communicate with each other to manage, for the user, one or more electronic services (e.g. electronic messages, a purchase etc.) via the user's communications devices. Multiple types of agents include a primary personal agent, a primary creation agent for creating other agents and subordinate agents, and a primary destruction agent for destroying agents meeting pre-determined criteria based on a threshold value in relation to an agent value coefficient. Collaboration between agents is by a private user whiteboard facility whereby collaborating agents post to the whiteboard addressed electronic services, including service tasks to be performed for the user, and extract from the whiteboard electronic services addressed to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventors: Suhayya Abu-Hakima, Kenneth E. Grigg
  • Patent number: 8060852
    Abstract: A method and systems are provided for screening and rapid evaluation of routed nets in a post-layout circuit environment, such as in the design of printed circuit boards. A portion of nets are selected for determination of associated signal quality factors. Signal channels containing one or more selected nets are then built. A reference input stimulus is propagated along each of the signal channels in a frequency based simulation for generating characteristic responses of the selected nets' signal channels. A signal channel quality factor is obtained for each signal channel based upon its characteristic response. The signal channels and their nets are then comparatively analyzed according to corresponding signal channel quality factors to selectively identify any aberrant nets warranting supplemental evaluation for faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ambrish Varma, Feras Al-Hawari, Kumar Keshavan
  • Publication number: 20110265079
    Abstract: In an electronic device and a method for computing optimal parameters of an equalization filter, an output file, which comprises times and voltages of data points that represent a signal, of electronic circuit simulation software is loaded, and is read using the installed post-processing software. A time interval of outputs of the signal is obtained by selecting an output type of the signal. A parameter file which includes several sets of equalization parameters of the equalization filter is received, to select optimal equalization parameters for the equalization filter from the several sets of equalization parameters according to the times, the voltages, and the time interval, using a parameter formula y(n)=a*x(n)?b*x(n?1)?c*x(n?2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHENG-HSIEN LEE, SHOU-KUO HSU
  • Patent number: 8032338
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for the design of a power supply is disclosed. Multiple lists of power supply design variables are provided. The method includes simulating a first power supply design in response to power supply design variables selected from these multiple lists of variables. The method then calculates a score of the first power supply design and determines whether the score is better than the score of any power supply design included in a set of power supply designs. If so, the method replaces a power supply design having a worst score from the set of power supply designs with the first power supply design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Power Integrations, Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Akselrod, Sameer Kelkar, Timothy E. W. Starr
  • Patent number: 8007436
    Abstract: A biological information monitoring system includes a plurality of biological information sensor modules 1A and 1B attached to the right side and left side of a subject body, which sensor modules 1A and 1B each incorporate a biological information sensor for detecting biological information, and a communicator capable of wireless radio communication for the biological information. At least one of the biological information sensor modules 1A and 1B includes a determination device for performing determination of an abnormality by comparing the biological information detected by one biological information sensor in one of the sensor modules with biological information sent from the other biological information sensor module through the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Property Bank Corp.
    Inventor: Noritada Katayama
  • Publication number: 20110184709
    Abstract: Methods for interactive simulation using a handheld calculator are provided. One method for interactive simulation includes receiving, by the handheld calculator, experiment data from a data source collecting the experiment data as an experiment is conducted, and using a portion of the experiment data to drive behavior of a simulation of the experiment executing on the handheld calculator. Another method for interactive simulation includes executing a simulation of an experiment on the handheld calculator, and sending, by the handheld calculator, experiment control data generated by the simulation to a data source operatively connected to the experiment, wherein the data source uses the experiment control data to control the experiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel R. Gremillion, Randall John Satchell
  • Patent number: 7984354
    Abstract: Improved responses can be generated to scan patterns (e.g., test patterns) for an electronic circuit designs having timing exception paths by more accurately determining the unknown values that propagate to observation points in the circuit, where the response is captured. For instance, the responses are determined more accurately by analyzing the effect of sensitizing a timing exception path during each time frame associated with a scan pattern. Path sensitization can be determined based on observing whether values injected at starting points of the timing exception paths due to signal transitions and glitches propagate to their end points. The response can be updated by masking the affected end points and propagating unknown values further in the circuit to determine whether they are captured at observation points of the circuit. For instance, the methods and systems described herein may result in reduced unknowns, improved test coverage and test compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Dhiraj Goswami, Kun-Han Tsai, Mark Kassab, Janusz Rajski
  • Patent number: 7979243
    Abstract: In a graphical modeling environment supporting a model having at least two different analysis frameworks operating therein, a system and corresponding method of processing the graphical model modify the model to group model portions together for processing in the same analysis framework. Model parts are identified and associated with the analysis framework in which they operate. Model parts are then grouped based on their association with their analysis framework to form model portions that operate in one of the different analysis frameworks. In instances where topological separation of model portions operating in the same analysis framework occurs, the system and method reconfigure intervening model portions to be amenable with operation in the analysis framework of the surrounding model portions to improve processing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pieter J. Mosterman, Robert O. Aberg
  • Patent number: 7962317
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may linearize a model representing a dynamic system without using perturbation techniques. The model may include a differential-algebraic system of equations to represent the dynamic system. The mass matrix of the model may be singular. The linear model of the system may be generated in a state-space representation using the analytic Jacobians of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The Math Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Daniel Kanapka
  • Patent number: 7930609
    Abstract: A circuit verifying method is provided for a logic circuit of a first sequential circuit which outputs a first data based on an input data in synchronization with a first clock signal, and a second sequential circuit which outputs a second data based on the first data in synchronization with a second clock signal with a period longer than that of a first clock signal. The circuit verifying method includes detecting a change of the input data in synchronization with the first clock signal; outputting a data indicating a meta stable state during a period longer than one period of the first clock signal based on the change of the input data as the first data; storing the changed input data in a storage unit based on the change of the input data; and outputting the changed input data which has been stored in the storage unit as the first data after stop the output of the data indicating the meta stable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Inagawa
  • Patent number: 7925492
    Abstract: A method for emulating human cognition in electronic form is disclosed. Information is received in the form of a textual or voice input in a natural language. This is parsed into pre-determined phrases based on a stored set of language rules for the natural language. Then, the parsed phrases are determined as to whether they define aspects of an environment and, if so, then creating weighting factors to the natural language that are adaptive, the created weighting factors operable to create a weighted decision based upon the natural language. Then it is determined if the parsed phrases constitute a query and, if so, then using the weighted factors to make a decision to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Neuric Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Visel
  • Publication number: 20110066412
    Abstract: The invention relates to the processing of application logic of a virtual and a real-world ambient intelligence environment. An embodiment of the invention provides a system (10) for processing application logic (12) of a virtual and a real-world ambient intelligence environment, wherein the virtual ambient intelligence environment is a computer generated simulation of the real-world ambient intelligence environment and—the application logic defines at least one interactive scene in the virtual and the real-world ambient intelligence environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Markus Gerardus Leonardus Maria Van Doorn, Evert Jan Van Loenen
  • Patent number: 7881916
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for sensing and determining the shapes of deformable materials, shaped by a plurality of actuators, using sparse sensor network topologies. The method comprises placing a plurality of curvature sensors on the surface of a deformable material to measure the local curvatures of the deformable material. The plurality of curvature sensors generate a collection of sensor data correlated to the local curvatures. Actuator parameters are generated from sensor data by assuming linear approximation between sensors data and actuator parameters. The shape of the deformable material is determined from the generated actuator parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Payam Saisan
  • Patent number: 7877243
    Abstract: A computer interface for use with a computer simulation system. The interface includes a first grip portion and a second grip portion pivotably coupled to the first grip portion. An actuator is coupled to at least one of the two grip portions and is configured to provide feedback to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Neil T. Olien, Pedro Gregorio, David W. Bailey, Steven P. Vassallo
  • Publication number: 20110010147
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of simulating behaviour of a thermodynamic system over time, the thermodynamic system having potential energy that can be split into more quickly varying parts and more slowly varying parts and having a state described by collective vectors of position and momentum at any given time, the method comprising a momentum refreshment process and a conservative dynamics process, wherein the momentum refreshment process comprises carrying out an operation of mixing the collective momentum vector with a noise vector and carrying out an acceptance/rejection operation; the conservative dynamics process comprises applying a multiple time stepping conservative dynamics operation to a current state, in which operation calculations for forces corresponding to more slowly varying energy parts in the thermodynamic system undergo an averaging procedure and are carried out at a larger time step than calculations for forces corresponding to more quickly varying energy parts; and carrying out an a
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Elena Vitalievna AKHMATSKAYA, Sebastian Reich
  • Patent number: 7865795
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for generating a random sequence of commands for a semiconductor device. The method generates random state transitions within a finite state machine model of the semiconductor device. A sequence of commands is determined which are associated to the generated random state transitions based on the finite state machine model of the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Thomas Nirmaier, Wolfgang Spirkl
  • Patent number: 7853908
    Abstract: An Algorithmic Reactive Testbench (ART) system is provided for the simulation/verification of an analog integrated circuit design. The ART system is a high level simulation/verification environment with a user program in which one or more analog testbenches are instantiated and operated as prescribed in an algorithmic reactive testbench program, and the properties of the unit testbenches (test objects) can be influenced by prior analysis of themselves or other tests. The test object may also contain various properties including information reflecting the status of the test object. The modification of a property of a test object is an act of communication in the ART system from the algorithmic reactive testbench program to the test object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jang Dae Kim, Steve A. Martinez, Satya N. Mishra, Alan P. Bucholz, Hui X. Li, Rajesh R. Berigei
  • Patent number: 7844435
    Abstract: An integrated circuit chip has new Frequency dependent RLC extraction and modeling providing on chip integrity and noise verification and the extraction and modeling employs: A) 2D scan line algorithm for the collection of adjacent signal and power conductor coordinates; B) In core pair-wise frequency Dependent RL extraction; C) In core equivalent circuit synthesis; D) caching and partitioning RL extraction techniques for run time efficiency; and E) Techniques for synthesizing stable circuits to represent frequency dependent RL circuits for non-mono tonic R12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Bowen, Alina Deutsch, Gerard V. Kopcsay, Byron L. Krauter, Barry J. Rubin, Howard H. Smith, David J. Widiger
  • Patent number: 7835892
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data values associated with one of a position and orientation of a simulated scanner relative to an object. Image values are calculated, substantially in real-time, based on the data values. A simulated ultrasound image is rendered in a graphical display based on the image values. The simulated ultrasound image is representative of an interior or a simulated interior of the object on the ultrasound scan plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Immersion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Butsev, Weimin Wu
  • Publication number: 20100280805
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring recirculation of blood in a catheter designed for implantation in a human is described. In one variation, the system comprises an artificial circulatory system and an ultrasonic detection device for measuring and comparing the density of a circulated blood simulant with a later introduced bolus saline. The system may be configured to simulate a human heart by providing the flow, pressure and dimensions of a typical human heart. In addition to simulating the circulatory system of a normal human heart, the system may also be configured to simulate particular negative conditions of a patient, such as stenotic condition, which would affect the recirculation measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Attilio E. Difiore
  • Patent number: 7826989
    Abstract: In Internal Analysis Space analysis, assuming that no structural body and the like are placed outside of a conversion surface, an electromagnetic field distribution u0 inside of a conversion surface, on a conversion surface, and close to the outside of the conversion surface is found. In External Analysis Space analysis, on the assumption that there exists a structural body and the like outside of the conversion surface, an entire electromagnetic field distribution u is found. At this time, for the inside of the closed surface, an electric field distribution, where a differential electromagnetic field distribution e between electromagnetic field distribution u0 and electromagnetic field distribution u on the closed surface is a wave source, is found. Also at this time, for the outside of the closed surface, an electromagnetic field distribution, obtained by synthesizing electromagnetic field distribution u0 and electromagnetic field distribution e on the closed surface is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuroh Kiso
  • Patent number: 7818158
    Abstract: In a computer simulation of an analog device in a digital circuit, a piece-wise linear lookup table is used to determine the channel resistance of the transistors in the analog device, allowing the node voltages to take on non-digital values. The piece-wise linear lookup table contains a set of channel resistances corresponding respectively to gate-to-source voltages. The program uses multi-terminal binary decision graphs (MTBDDs) to represent non-digital resistances, capacitances and voltages in the circuit as a function of symbolic inputs. The program can analyze circuits containing more than two voltage sources by modeling voltage sources with voltage dividers between the maximum and minimum voltages in the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton B. McDonald, Hsinwei Chou, Smriti Gupta
  • Patent number: 7809729
    Abstract: A model repository is provided for storing selected data models generated by a data mining application. The model repository may include one or more index data structures for storing attributes of the models within the model repository. A user may then search through the one or more indexes in order to find a model that suits his or her needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Chengwen Robert Chu, Susan Christine Tideman
  • Patent number: 7801422
    Abstract: This application discloses a system for recording medical image data for production on a portable digital recording medium such as CDs and DVDs. This system includes a receiving module, a processing module and an output module, with viewing program for viewing medical image data stored on the portable digital recording medium. It also discloses a method of storing medical image data on a portable digital recording medium, including the steps of receiving the medical image data, processing the data and storing the data on the portable digital recording medium, with a viewing program for viewing medical image data stored on the portable digital recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Datcard Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Wright, Chet LaGuardia
  • Publication number: 20100224441
    Abstract: In an acoustic structure, sound absorbing effect is achieved by interference between incident waves falling in an opening portion and reflected waves radiated from the opening as a result of resonance occurring within a hollow member in response to the incident waves, and a sound absorbing region is formed, for example, in a frontal direction of the opening portion. Sound scattering effect is achieved through interaction between the above-mentioned interference and interference between the incident waves and sound waves radiated from the opening portion, and a sound scattering region is formed, for example, near the sound absorbing region. A sound scattering effect is achieved by flows of motion energy of gas molecules being produced in an oblique direction, not normal to the opening portion and reflective surface, due to a phase difference between the sound waves radiated from the opening portion and the sound waves radiated from the reflective surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Fujimori, Yoshikazu Honji
  • Patent number: 7783370
    Abstract: A system for facilitating configuration of a process plant may include a process graphics editor and a process module editor. The process graphics editor may facilitate creation and/or modification of a graphical representation of physical entities in the process plant. The process module editor may facilitate creation and/or modification of a process module. A process module may include one or more interconnected process objects representative of one or more corresponding physical entities in the process plant. The system may also include a supervisor module communicatively coupled to the process graphics editor and the process module editor. The supervisor module may be capable of detecting changes made to the graphical representation of the physical entities using the process graphics editor. In response to detecting such changes, the supervisor module may instruct the process module editor to make a corresponding change, if any, to a process module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Arthur Webb, J. Michael Lucas, Ken J. Beoughter, Terrence L. Blevins, Stephen Gilbert, Bruce Campney
  • Patent number: 7765067
    Abstract: A multicomponent induction logging tool is used on a MWD bottomhole assembly. Multifrequency focusing that accounts for the finite, nonzero, conductivity of the mandrel is applied. Using separation of modes, the principal components and relative dip angles in an earth formation are determined. The results are used for reservoir navigation in an earth formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Leonty A. Tabarovsky, Michael B. Rabinovich
  • Patent number: 7739098
    Abstract: Static timing analysis attempts to exhaustively analyze all critical paths of a design. With ever decreasing geometries and ever increasing design complexity, manually identifying timing violations with standard static timing analysis can be very complex and time consuming. A static timing analysis tool can advantageously manage multiple runs having different modes and corners and automatically merge the results generated by the runs. The STA tool can perform the runs either in parallel or in series. Advantageously, the STA tool can save the full timing analysis generated by each run and then extract information from these saved results to form merged results for the design. These merged results can provide different levels of analysis coverage, supply path information at various levels of detail, allow selectable accessibility to information, and highlight propagation of timing changes/violations in the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: Kayhan Küçükçakar, Steve Hollands, Brian Clerkin, Loa Mize, Qiuyang Wu, Subramanyam Sripada, Andrew J. Seigel