Simulating Nonelectrical Device Or System Patents (Class 703/6)
  • Patent number: 11504082
    Abstract: A medical information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry obtains image data rendering a blood vessel of a patient. The processing circuitry performs a fluid analysis on the obtained image data and calculates an index value related to a blood flow in the blood vessel with respect to each of a plurality of positions in the blood vessel. With respect to the index values to be calculated, the processing circuitry selects a position in which a first value is to be obtained from among the plurality of positions or selects a value serving as the first value from among the index values exhibited in positions. The processing circuitry causes a display to display the first value in a predetermined display region thereof used for displaying the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Sakaguchi, Takahiko Nishioka, Kazumasa Arakita
  • Patent number: 11504730
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for calculating instantaneous sprinkler strength comprising: ensuring that a translational sprinkler (1) maintains a stable operating state, placing b rain barrels (3) at a distance of a metres from the translational sprinkler (1), and moving the translational sprinkler (1) to obtain measurement data; calculating movement time, and the average sprayed water depth received by the rain barrels (3); assuming the distribution form of the amount of water of the translational sprinkler (1), establishing a function relationship between an instantaneous sprinkler strength ht and the movement time t, and calculating a variable in the function relationship; and substituting into the established function relationship a specific numerical value of an instantaneous point in time t of the movement of the translational sprinkler (1), so that the value of ht obtained is a numerical value of the instantaneous sprinkler strength of the translational sprinkler (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Xingye Zhu, Junping Liu, Shouqi Yuan, Kun Tian, Jinghong Wan
  • Patent number: 11500125
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and a related system for determining seismic hazard related data. The method includes processing geological/seismological data associated with an area of unknown hazard using a simulation model, and determining simulated ground motion intensity data associated with the area of unknown hazard. The simulation model is determined based on geological/seismological data associated with an area of known hazard and ground motion intensity data associated with the area of known hazard. Alternatively, or additionally, the method includes processing simulated ground motion intensity data associated with the area of unknown hazard with another simulation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Moshe Zukerman, Zengfu Wang, Gang Wang, Yu Wang, Xinyu Wang, William Moran, Qing Wang, Yanni Sun
  • Patent number: 11490964
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and also to a correspondingly configured imaging device for planning support for an interventional procedure. In the method, a model of a hollow organ is created from a 3D image dataset. A deformation of the hollow organ is then simulated based on a course of a guide facility in the hollow organ through a deformation of the model. In accordance with the deformed model, a spatially resolved compression and/or stretching of the hollow organ, which is brought about by an introduction of the guide facility, is determined and specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Breininger, Marcus Pfister
  • Patent number: 11494930
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the operation of autonomous machinery for performing various tasks at various industrial work sites, and more particularly to the volumetric estimation and dimensional estimation of a pile of material or other object, and the use of multiple sensors for the volumetric estimation and dimensional estimation of a pile of material or other object at such work sites. An application and a framework is disclosed for volumetric estimation and dimensional estimation of a pile of material or other object using at least one sensor, preferably a plurality of sensors, on an autonomous machine (e.g., robotic machines or autonomous vehicles) in various work-site environments applicable to various industries such as, construction, mining, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, sorting, packaging, agriculture, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SafeAI, Inc.
    Inventors: Lalin Theverapperuma, Bibhrajit Halder, Koushik Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 11478334
    Abstract: Systems and methods of generating an orthodontic model are disclosed. The method may include: generating an initial model of a patient dentition; generating a target model of the patient dentition; defining a plurality of caps and a plurality of links, wherein each link connects two of the plurality of caps; generating a relaxed model of a dental appliance from the plurality of caps and the plurality of links; generating a deformed model of a dental appliance from the plurality of caps and plurality of links; and determining a plurality of movements, wherein the plurality of moments transform the relaxed model to the deformed model and wherein the moments are configured to direct the patient dentition from the initial model to the target model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vadim Matov, Sergei Brodsky, Bastien Pesenti, Yuri Syrov, Ping Tang, Manlio Fabio Valdivieso Casique, Olga Matusevich, Igor Kvasov
  • Patent number: 11467568
    Abstract: Provided is a method for computer-aided processing of quality information of an object manufactured by stacked printed layers in an additive manufacturing system, including the steps of: receiving a quality indicator for each printed layer of the object from the manufacturing system, assigning a color out of a predefined set of colors to each quality indicator depending on the value of the quality indicator, visualizing the quality indicators of the received manufactured layers as a sequence of colored bars ordered according to the sequence of the manufactured layers the color of each bar indicating the value of the quality indicator of the respective printed layer on a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Felix Buggenthin, Siegmund Düll, Mitchell Joblin, Clemens Otte, Axel Reitinger, Victor Balanica, Michael Caelers, Jonas Eriksson, Jerry Fornander, Andreas Graichen, Vincent Sidenvall
  • Patent number: 11461526
    Abstract: A system and method of automatic re-localization of a handheld scanning device in a previously mapped environment is provided. The system includes a two-dimensional (2D) scanner and one or more processors operably coupled to the 2D scanner. The one or more processors are responsive to non-transitory executable instructions for performing operations that include determining a current location of the 2D scanner in the environment relative to a location in a previously generated 2D image of the environment that was generated based on an image of a non-digital floorplan. The operations also include generating a new 2D image of at least a subset of the environment. The at least a subset of the environment includes the current location of the 2D scanner and at least one other location in the environment. The operations further include overlapping portions of the previously generated 2D image and the new 2D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Zweigle, Aleksej Frank, Joao Santos, Ahmad Ramadneh
  • Patent number: 11455439
    Abstract: A computational method for simulating the motion of elements within a multi-element system using a neural network force field (NNFF). The method includes receiving a combination of a number of rotationally-invariant features and a number of rotationally-covariant features of a local environment of the multi-element system; and predicting a force vector for each element within the multi-element system based on the combination of the number of rotationally-invariant features, the number of rotationally-covariant features, and the NNFF, to obtain a simulated motion of the elements within the multi-element system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jonathan Mailoa, Mordechai Kornbluth, Georgy Samsonidze, Boris Kozinsky, Nathan Craig
  • Patent number: 11446862
    Abstract: A method of operating a selective deposition-based additive manufacturing system capable of building a three-dimensional (3D) part includes developing a first layer using at least one electrostatographic engine, conveying the first layer from the at least one EP engine to a transfusion assembly, determining an anticipated transfusion overlay error for the first layer, determining whether the anticipated transfusion overlay error exceeds an overlay error specification, discarding the first layer after determining that the anticipated transfusion overlay error exceeds the overlay error specification, developing a successive layer using the at least one electrostatographic engine, conveying the successive layer from the at least one electrostatographic engine to the transfusion assembly, and transfusing the successive layer on a part build surface using the transfusion assembly to build the 3D part in a layer-by-layer manner on a part build platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Evolve Additive Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeiter Farah, Andrew Rice
  • Patent number: 11436386
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for optimizing building design, construction and operation by tracking post-construction operational data, along with design and construction data. The system addresses the energy performance gap associated with modern construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Joulea, LLC
    Inventor: Ramtin Motahar
  • Patent number: 11429089
    Abstract: To easily generate a dynamic model for performing a dynamic simulation of a plant, an apparatus, a method and a program are provided, the apparatus including a static model acquiring unit configured to acquire a static model indicating a steady state of the plant, a piping and instrumentation diagram data acquiring unit configured to acquire piping and instrumentation diagram data of the plant, and a matching unit configured to match a device included in the static model with a device included in the piping and instrumentation diagram data to identify a device-to-device correspondence relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuri Kimura, Tatenobu Seki, Nobuaki Ema
  • Patent number: 11428953
    Abstract: A method for designing a spectacle lens includes: presenting a plurality of blurred images created by applying different degrees of blur to an original image and having a wearer see the blurred images; acquiring information on a sensitivity to blur of the wearer; and designing a spectacle lens based on the information on the sensitivity to blur of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON-ESSILOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sungjin Cho
  • Patent number: 11415970
    Abstract: An evaluation target period acquiring unit acquires an evaluation target period based on an evaluation timing included by evaluation index information that includes at least an evaluation index to be evaluated and the evaluation timing of the evaluation index. A control target extracting unit extracts a control target whose control timing is included in the evaluation target period as a first control target from control target information that includes at least the control target to be the target of a control plan in an operation and the control timing of each control target. A control planning unit calculates the control plan maximizing the evaluation index with the first control target as a variable and state information that is information necessary for calculation of a control achievement at a time of planning and the control plan, as a constraint condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisaya Wakayama, Masatsugu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11406053
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving digital field data from an agricultural field representing one or more parameters of the field, soil, or crops in the field; retrieving historical data for the same field from one or more field databases; training and/or applying machine learning models to the field data and the historical data to derive representations of causality of one or more agronomic processes pertaining to the field; receiving user input specifying an anomaly to address via treatment, application or experiment; automatically adjusting the treatment, application or experiment to create a modified treatment, application or experiment that is most likely to generate result data that is usable to train machine learning models in an optimal manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CLIMATE LLC
    Inventors: Jie Hu, Carlos J. Carrion Madera
  • Patent number: 11411844
    Abstract: Program progress, the flow of information and/or the interaction of users in a distributed system of programmable controls and/or data-processing systems is/are tracked. Time stamps are generated and stored at previously defined places of the system. The time stamps contain a respective time and an ID and also may contain a respective clock time, a location, a type, a consecutive number and/or other data. The time stamps are generated on a software or hardware basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Bruno Sontheim, Martin Lorenz, Silvije Jovalekic, Michael Wiescholek
  • Patent number: 11397610
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the deterministic simulation of distributed systems, such as vehicle-based processing systems. A distributed system may be represented as a plurality of subsystems or “nodelets” executing with a single process of a computing device during a simulation. The nodelets may communicate using in-process communication. A task scheduler can schedule the nodelets to execute separately in serially-occurring frames. A simulated clock may be used to mitigate the variability in timestamped data that may be caused by latency or jitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alok Priyadarshi
  • Patent number: 11385760
    Abstract: Augmentable and manipulable modeling of equipment provides a three dimensional, manipulable base model image of an equipment specimen on a display system using optical base model data obtained using a computing system. Base model data collection can be user-controlled to permit changing spatial aspects of the base model image (size, perspective, orientation). User inputs concerning functions, conditions and the like can be transmitted from a model control unit to the computing system via a two-way communication link, generating augmenting data that is combined with the base model data to render augmented three dimensional models. User inputs also can be received directly by the computing system, for example using a display system touchscreen. Augmenting data received by the computing system and/or display system also can be transmitted via the communication link to the model control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Capozella, Paul Griesmer
  • Patent number: 11386434
    Abstract: Some embodiments comprise integrating information from a social network into a multi-tenant database system. A plurality of information from the social network is retrieved, using a processor and a network interface of a server computer in the multi-tenant database system, wherein the plurality of information is associated with a message transmitted using the social network. Metadata related to the transmitted message is generated, using the processor. A conversation object is generated, using the processor, based on the plurality of information associated with the transmitted message and the metadata related to the transmitted message. The conversation object is then stored in an entity in the multi-tenant database system, using the processor of the server computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventor: Chet Chauhan
  • Patent number: 11375904
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes first specifier, second specifier, determiner and display controller. First specifier collates an ischemic region calculated from a blood vessel visualized into a three-dimensional image in a plurality of phases with a dominating region of the blood vessel, and specifies a culprit vessel in the ischemic region. Second specifier specifies a culprit stenosis in the culprit vessel based on a pressure index calculated from the blood vessel. Determiner determines a connection position to connect a bypass vessel that makes a detour around the culprit stenosis. Display controller displays the determined connection position on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuma Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11379584
    Abstract: A method for detection of harmful process intent in an intent-based production process includes: providing a machine-readable production model linking an intent model, correlating to process intent, including production process functions, constraints on measurable properties on the production process functions, and/or production process function sequences required for the production process, and a process model, correlating to process knowledge comprising a production process behavior; determining a safety library of at least one safety process intent, the safety library being protected by security mechanisms to be maintained outside of regular intent-based engineering mechanisms and operation mechanisms; evaluating changes of process intent in view of potentially harmful process intent dependent on the at least one safety process intent; and providing a report of potentially harmful process intent for auditing based on the potentially harmful process intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Dirk Schulz, Raoul Jetley
  • Patent number: 11353872
    Abstract: A method comprises obtaining one or more parameters of an autonomous vehicle, the parameters including any of a position, path, and/or speed of the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes identifying, based on the one or more parameters of the autonomous vehicle, a region of interest from a plurality of regions surrounding the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes controlling, based on the region of interest, one or more sensors mounted on a surface of the autonomous vehicle to capture sensor data of the region of interest and not capture sensor data from the one or more other regions of the plurality of regions surrounding the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes providing the captured sensor data to a processor, the processor being capable of facilitating, based on the captured sensor data of the region of interest, one or more autonomous vehicle driving actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventor: Sinan Xiao
  • Patent number: 11351458
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a method for controlling a target object. The method includes receiving an object control instruction, and obtaining interaction frame data from a target application according to the object control instruction, the object control instruction carrying an identifier of a target object; obtaining to-be-processed data corresponding to the interaction frame data through an object control model; processing the to-be-processed data using a data processing framework to obtain an interaction control instruction, the interaction control instruction carrying the identifier of the target object, the data processing framework implementing sparse convolutional processing of data; and transmitting the interaction control instruction through the target application, the interaction control instruction instructing at least one terminal device to control the target object in the target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Fangyun Zhou, Yunfu Fang, Chengjun Zhan, Qian Zhou
  • Patent number: 11353620
    Abstract: A method and a device of predicting reservoir sand bodies based on a wind field-provenance-basin system are provided. The method includes: acquiring geological data of a to-be-predicted area, which includes several of core data, paleontological data, well logging data and seismic data; inputting the geological data into a preset wind field-provenance-basin system model, for generating beach-bar-sand-body formation-process-data for the to-be-predicted area, where the wind field-provenance-basin system model includes several of a paleo-provenance restoration tool, a paleo-wind force restoration tool, a paleo-wind direction restoration tool, a paleo-geomorphology restoration tool and a paleo-water depth restoration tool; and predicting distribution locations where the beach-bar sand bodies are distributed in the to-be-predicted area using geological methods and geophysical methods based on the beach-bar-sand-body formation-process-data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF GEOSCIENCES (BEIJING)
    Inventors: Zaixing Jiang, Yuanfu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11354796
    Abstract: A method of identifying and retrieving component digital images for component fault analysis includes generating a known-fault database of digital images of known faults of a previously analyzed component and corresponding remedial actions. The method also includes accessing the known-fault database with a digital image of a current fault of a new component. The method additionally includes comparing the digital image of the current fault with the digital images in the known-fault database based on a computed target characteristic. The method also includes sorting the digital images in the known-fault database in order based on a magnitude of the computed target characteristic for each respective digital image in the known-fault database relative to the digital image of the current fault. The method further includes outputting the sorted digital images to facilitate correlation of the current fault to a particular known fault and identifying the corresponding remedial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Davide Tricarico, Alessandra Neri, Giovanni Tomasino, Dario Pietro Cavallo, Daniele Gionta
  • Patent number: 11347911
    Abstract: A reference curve representing measured stress-strain data obtained in a material test of a specimen is received. FEA model is created to represent the specimen which is associated with numerical material properties defined by a formula having a set of adjustable coefficients. Multiple computed curves are obtained each defined with multiple nodes of computed stress-strain values by conducting a time-marching simulation of the material test using the FEA model with a set of unique coefficients. Respective curve difference measurement parameters are calculated between each computed curve and the reference curve using a similarity measure technique that includes trimming off excess end portion of each computed curve so as to match the reference curve. Optimal values of the adjustable coefficients are determined by estimating a minimum of the curve difference measurement parameters according to an optimization technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Katharina Witowski, Nielen Stander, Anirban Basudhar
  • Patent number: 11342051
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-storage media, for automated contact tracing using multiple data sources. In some implementations, a system uses location data generated based on one or more types of signals, such as GPS signals, WI-FI signals, signals from cellular base stations, signals from short-range wireless technology (e.g., BLUETOOTH), and so on. The system also prompts users for information regarding their locations and the conditions present at the locations, either at the time a user is present or later. With this information, the system compares the tracked locations for different individuals to identify instances of contacts in which criteria for disease transmission potential are met, e.g., when two individuals have certain levels of proximity and timing. Detected instances of contacts can be used to inform individuals of exposure to a disease, as well as to notify public health authorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VigNet Incorporated
    Inventors: Praduman Jain, Josh Schilling, Dave Klein
  • Patent number: 11340588
    Abstract: Embodiments of this present disclosure may include industrial components in an industrial environment and a control system. The control system may receive a request to perform a control operation using the industrial components and may access a reference array associated with the industrial components. The reference array may include rows and columns, where each row may correspond to a respective industrial component of the industrial components. The control system may identify or program set points in the reference array associated with completing the control operation and may detect current motion components of the plurality of industrial components. The control system may generate control commands for the industrial components based on the current motion components, the set points, and/or the reference array. The industrial components may perform the control operation in response to receiving the control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Johnston, Jeffery W. Brooks, Michael J. Viste, Jatin P. Bhatt
  • Patent number: 11327805
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automatically negotiating at least one network service provided by at least one network to at least one computing device. In use, for at least one network service provided by at least one network communicatively coupled to at least one computing device, a required element is determined. A service request is formed based on the required element. The service request is communicated to at least one negotiating device separate from the at least one computing device, the at least one negotiating device associated with at least one of a managing computing device of the at least one network or a second negotiating device. A service proposal, including a proposed element, is received from the at least one negotiating device. The service proposal is evaluated based on the required element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman, Eyal Felstaine
  • Patent number: 11327632
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an apparatus, a browser, and electronic devices for providing website navigation icons. The method includes providing a website navigation icon; and through the website navigation icon, providing a service offered within the website that is navigated by the website navigation icon. According to the method, apparatus, browser, and electronic devices provided in the present disclosure, the user experience may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Xun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11308247
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and apparatus for improving existing buildings or for improving new buildings. This process may include identifying factors and related metrics that leverage one or more building quality index values when an overall quality of a building is accessed and improved. Such a building quality index value may be a single value within a possible range of values. The index value may be a compilation or other transformation of values associated with various categories that may include building materials, types of businesses contained within the building, environmental impact of the building, and other metrics. This building quality index value may be a function of characteristics that may be associated with people that use the building, environmental conditions that surround the building, a location, a risk likelihood, past and future projected climatic conditions, or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Archneura Inc.
    Inventor: Clair Marie McDade
  • Patent number: 11309091
    Abstract: Systems and methods for population health surveillance utilizing a network of smart thermometers is provided. Based on the geolocated user data provided by the smart thermometers, contagious illness can be forecasted for various population nodes. Population nodes can be provided at various levels of granularity. Geographic or population specific early warning signals can be generated based on detected outbreaks of contagious illness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Kinsa Inc.
    Inventor: Inder Raj Singh
  • Patent number: 11302435
    Abstract: Computer systems and computer-implemented analysis methods may be used for assistance in planning and/or performing a medical procedure, such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. The method may include receiving one or more radiographic images of an anatomical structure of a patient, generating a display of the radiographic image(s), generating at least one request for user input to identify features of the anatomical structure, receiving user input identifying the features of the anatomical structure, identifying at least one access plan based on the received user input, and generating a display of the identified access plan(s) associated with the radiographic image(s). The method may include generating a patient template that indicates an insertion site according to the identified access plan(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry T. Long, Timothy P. Harrah, Brandon W. Craft, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Erik Sperry, Chad Schneider, Mark Hera
  • Patent number: 11291505
    Abstract: A system for simulating surgical methods includes a method for thorax simulation modelling. The thorax simulation modeling is generally useful in facilitating the development and optimization of person specific surgical methods and materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Deakin University
    Inventor: Rashid Ahmad
  • Patent number: 11295250
    Abstract: A device may receive group information, associated with performing application maintenance, that includes information corresponding to one or more resources, associated with performing the application maintenance, and information associated with one or more shifts of the one or more resources. The device may receive ticket information, associated with performing the application maintenance, that includes priority information associated with one or more ticket types associated with performing the application maintenance. The device may simulate, based on the group information and the ticket information, performing the application maintenance to determine a simulation result. The simulation result may include information associated with one or more predicted performance metrics associated with performing the application maintenance. The device may provide the information associated with the one or more predicted performance metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Avikar Banik, Jenice James Mukkada, Koustuv Jana, Divya Sampathkumar, Rajendra T. Prasad, Priya Athreyee
  • Patent number: 11288159
    Abstract: There is provided a system model evaluation system including a system model candidate creation part configured to create a candidate(s) of a system model by changing a pattern of selecting an inter-sensor-value relationship created by using sensor values acquired from sensors arranged in a system to which the system model is directed. This system model evaluation system further includes a system model evaluation part configured to evaluate the candidate(s) of the system model by inputting predetermined evaluation data to the created candidate(s) of the system model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: CHUBU ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC., NEC CORPORATION, JERA CO., INC.
    Inventors: Motohiro Ichiba, Hideyuki Ishigami, Takayoshi Asakura, Tomoya Soma, Mayumi Takagi
  • Patent number: 11280706
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices, systems, and methods, for performing biological and chemical assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Essenlix Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Y. Chou, Wei Ding
  • Patent number: 11281689
    Abstract: A computing system creates interaction features from variable values in a transformed dataset that includes a variable value computed for each variable of transformed variables computed from a prior execution of a transformation flow applied to an input dataset. An interaction transformation flow definition indicates a subset of the transformed variables, a synthesis definition, and interaction transformation operations to apply to the transformed variables. The synthesis definition describes how the subset of the transformed variables are combined to compute a value input to the interaction transformation operations. A plurality of variable combinations of the subset is defined. A computation is defined for each combination and interaction transformation operation. An operation data value is computed for each computation from the transformed dataset. An observation vector is read from the transformed dataset and a current interaction variable value is synthesized for each combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Biruk Gebremariam, Taiping He
  • Patent number: 11256224
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software to facilitate simulating machines used in industrial automation are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, motion of a solid model of a machine is analyzed to generate a motion profile of the solid model. An industrial controller system is then configured based on the motion profile of the solid model. A simulation of the machine controlled by the industrial controller system is executed, and motion of the simulation of the machine as controlled by the industrial controller system is analyzed. The motion of the simulation of the machine is then compared to the motion profile of the solid model to determine how closely the motion of the simulation of the machine as controlled by the industrial controller system matches the motion profile of the solid model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Haithem Mansouri, Francisco Maturana, Leopoldo Paredes
  • Patent number: 11256835
    Abstract: A system and method for solving linear complementarity problems for rigid body simulation is disclosed. The method includes determining one or more contact constraints affecting an original object having an original mass. The method includes splitting the original object by a total number of the contact constraints into a plurality of sub-bodies. The method includes assigning a contact constraint to a corresponding sub-body. The method further includes solving contact constraints in isolation for each sub-body. The method also includes enforcing positions and orientations of each sub-body are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Andrey Voroshilov, Feodor Benevolenski, Richard Tonge
  • Patent number: 11243525
    Abstract: There is provided a method of and system for forecasting maintenance operations to be applied to an aircraft engine including a plurality of components monitored by damage counters, each damage counter being limited by a corresponding damage ceiling, the method including simulating consumption of the damage counters by iteratively drawing a series of simulation missions from a learning database; for each iteration, determining an accumulated consumption of each of the damage counters, until at least one damage counter related to a current simulation mission reaches a predetermined value limited by the damage ceiling associated with the damage counter; and applying a maintenance strategy on the current simulation mission to determine maintenance indicators representative of maintenance operations to be planned on the aircraft engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Alexandre Anfriani, Julien Alexis Louis Ricordeau
  • Patent number: 11244092
    Abstract: A fire development situation prediction method includes collecting simulation data of a fire, establishing a neural network of an engineered deep learning model, training the neural network with the simulation data, determining whether an output value of the neural network is less than or equal to a preset error threshold value, stopping training of the neural network when the output value of the neural network is less than or equal to a preset error threshold value, recollecting the simulation data of the fire when the output value of the neural network is not less than or equal to a preset error threshold value, and evaluating the development situation of the fire according to the engineered deep learning model. The fire development situation prediction method is for predicting a development situation of a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Fulian Fugui Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11238201
    Abstract: A pre-step co-simulation method and device for co-simulation of several subsystems is disclosed, utilizing partial derivatives of replacement subsystems. On this basis, the exact solutions of output variables of the individual subsystems are approximated by evaluation of an Error Differential Equation in order to estimate the future progress of the approximated exact output variables; corresponding input variables are determined by optimization prior to the current co-simulation time increment. The pre-step co-simulation method is realized within a computer-executable program and implemented in a network of computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Benedikt, Simon Genser, Jost Bernasch
  • Patent number: 11232870
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for predicting and controlling communicable diseases are disclosed. In one example aspect, a method for predicting a communicable disease includes receiving, for each member of a community, multiple data streams associated with the member from multiple sensor devices, and computing, based on a social or locational relationship between the member and other entities in the community and a timeline of activities performed by the member according to the timestamp for each data packet, a list of behavioral indicators for the community indicating a current state of the communicable disease using one or more machine learning models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Neura Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Triinu Magi Shaashua, Amit Hammer, Ori Shaashua
  • Patent number: 11226323
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, computer system, and computer program product are provided for air-pollution emission source monitoring. To determine the air-pollution emission of a monitored area, location data and air pollution data are taken from sensor stations positioned along a boundary of the monitored area. The macroscale atmospheric data of a region, where the monitored area is located, is also received. A boundary pollutant distribution can be estimated based on the location data and the air pollution data. Horizontal diffusion and vertical diffusion of the monitored area can be estimated based on the boundary pollutant distribution and the macroscale atmospheric data. To determine an accurate amount of pollution contribution caused by a monitored area, a calculation based on the boundary pollutant distribution, the horizontal diffusion, and the vertical diffusion can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Tao Ba, Gang Zhou, Lingyun Wang, Wei Zhao, Ming Xie, Ke Xu Zou, Xiao Guang Rui
  • Patent number: 11226612
    Abstract: Provided is a product manufacturing system including: a manufacture control apparatus configured to hold manufacturing data on a product; a virtual manufacturing apparatus configured to virtually manufacture the product by simulation, based on the manufacturing data on the product in the manufacture control apparatus; a physical manufacturing apparatus configured to physically manufacture the product based on the manufacturing data in the manufacture control apparatus; an abnormality determination unit configured to determine whether there is an abnormality in the virtual manufacture of the product by the virtual manufacturing apparatus. When it is determined there is no abnormality from the virtual manufacture of the product, the physical manufacturing apparatus physically manufactures the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Amano, Yosuke Tajika
  • Patent number: 11226218
    Abstract: A sensor of a multiphase flow meter is operated to determine a physical property attributable to multiphase fluid flow in a conduit of the multiphase flow meter. A stationarity of the multiphase fluid flow is determined based on the determined physical property in actual conditions compared to expected noise of the sensor in stationary flow conditions. A flow model variable is selected from a plurality of flow model variables based on a gas content of the multiphase fluid flow and the determined stationarity. The multiphase fluid flow is then modeled by adjusting the selected flow model variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sebastien Cadalen, Benoit Fournier
  • Patent number: 11228721
    Abstract: An electronic device automatically selects a surveillance configuration for a road traffic area by sensor(s) among a set of configurations of at least one sensor. The set includes at least two separate configurations. The road traffic area is segmented into M different regions with M?1. At least one coverage area is being associated with each sensor. The device includes a determining module configured to determine intersections between each region and each coverage area, respectively, and an optimization computing module configured to determine, from the intersections, at least one optimal surveillance configuration corresponding to a sensor configuration or a combination of sensor configurations providing at least one maximal coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TRANSDEV GROUP
    Inventors: Cem Karaoguz, Alexis Beauvillain
  • Patent number: 11226431
    Abstract: A method and device for filling invalid regions of terrain elevation model data are provided by the present disclosure. The filling method includes obtaining an isolated invalid grid in first terrain elevation model data, the invalid grid being a grid without a valid elevation value; interpolating an elevation value of the isolated invalid grid by using elevation values of valid grids around the isolated invalid grid, to obtain data-interpolated first terrain elevation model data; obtaining invalid patches in the data-interpolated first terrain elevation model data, each of the invalid patches being a region consisting of at least two adjacent invalid grids; and interpolating elevation values of the invalid grids in the invalid patches by using a further terrain elevation model data other than the first terrain elevation model data, to fill the invalid regions of the first terrain elevation model data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiankun Wang, Yun Wang, Dongxu Lei
  • Patent number: 11221504
    Abstract: A method for adjusting spectacles in which a virtual fitting process of a parametric frame model of a spectacle frame on a 3D model of the head of a person, to whom the spectacles are to be fitted, is divided into two fitting procedures. In a first fitting procedure, the parametric frame model is adjusted to the 3D model of the head to meet specific fitting guidelines for the parametric frame model. Fitting guidelines of this nature may be specified by a frame manufacturer to comply with aesthetic criteria in the fitting. Anatomic fitting is then performed in the second fitting procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Schwarz, Tobias Breuninger