Simulating Nonelectrical Device Or System Patents (Class 703/6)
  • Patent number: 10147043
    Abstract: A computer implemented method. The method includes identifying, using a processor, a texture in a target coating, wherein identifying comprises applying a Bayesian process, and assigning, using the processor, a texture value adapted for use by one of a search engine and a formulation engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul M. Beymore
  • Patent number: 10146892
    Abstract: Disclosed systems and methods estimate a financial cost to remedy estimated damage to a building. A controllable inspection vehicle, such as an aircraft, may capture one or more images of the building. The one or more images may be utilized to generate a model of the building, which can be analyzed to estimate the damage to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Nathan L. Tofte
  • Patent number: 10145986
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modelling complex geological sequences representing new actual surfaces within a gross interval thickness using geologic rules based on facies data and paleographic maps represented by MRS shoreline facies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Clayton Ross, Kieran Bowen
  • Patent number: 10137678
    Abstract: A process and apparatus integrate a first 3D object model with a second 3D object model to generate an integrated 3D printable model. The first 3D object model models a first object that is passive. The second 3D object model models an electrical power source receptacle that operably connects to an electrical power source that provides electrical power for operation of the first object. The process and apparatus print a 3D object based upon the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Scott Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 10140388
    Abstract: A method of generating an optimized design model for a composite laminate may include computing a normalized set of lamination parameters and laminate stiffness matrices of an initial laminate design, and determining, using an optimizer operating on a finite element model, optimum values for the lamination parameters and the laminate thickness. The method may further include adjusting the optimum value of the laminate thickness, and performing an inversion process extracting multiple solutions from the lamination parameters, each solution including a unique set of individual fiber angles for each ply and representing an optimized design model of the composite laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mostafa Rassaian, Vladimir Balabanov, Yuan-Jye Wu, Hong Tat, Olaf Weckner
  • Patent number: 10134082
    Abstract: There is provided systems and method for a virtual display device for an interactive merchant sales environment. A device, such as a communication device, may allow a user to view virtual images of items in a user environment so that a user may view what their potential purchase may look like when placed into the user environment. The user environment may include a residential room, an office, a car interior, or other location where a user may place purchased items. The user may submit a request to view an item in the user environment to the device, which may communicate the request to a merchant or a service provider. The virtual image may correspond to digital image(s) of an item used to present a three dimensional virtual image of the item in the user environment. The device may receive the virtual image(s) and display them to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rohan Benkar, Jaya Kumar Murari, Leo Hsieh, Yu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10133586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, system, or computer application that allows to define a product configuration and using this configuration, manage entirely user experience related to this product, and in particular a method in where a rules engine containing directives, logic and constraints controls without the need of human intervention; the content, form and behavior of the user interface on a computational device. All elements and logic contained in the interface can be controlled directly by individual or multiple sets of rules in the rules engine. Rules can be added, edited and operated on by human or machine agents. Any change in the state of the rules is propagated to the user interface automatically and in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Henry Graber, Alan J Sujovolsky
  • Patent number: 10126802
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and device for determining static equivalences of distribution networks, relating to the technical field of static equivalences of power systems. The method comprises: acquiring node admittance matrices related to a border node and a distribution network, power loss and a voltage value and a current value of the border node; constructing static equivalence determination conditions for determining static equivalences of the distribution network, comprising a consistency of sensitivity equation, a consistency of power loss equation, an equivalent network power balance equation and a Kirchhoff's current equation; and calculating static equivalent parameters according to the static equivalence determination conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Juan Yu, Bo Hu, Wei Dai, Linwei Li, Wei Yan, Xia Zhao
  • Patent number: 10121284
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for integrating a virtual rendering system and a motion control system to provide an augmented three-dimensional reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Thiel, Michael Gay, Anthony Bailey
  • Patent number: 10115165
    Abstract: Methods and systems for assessing changes to a region are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving elevation data indicative of a region. A method can comprise generating a spatial model of the region based on the elevation data. A method can also comprise identifying based on the spatial model a first representation of a portion the region. The first representation of the portion of the region can be indicative of the portion of the region at a first time. A method can further comprise determining a difference between the first representation of the portion of the region and a second representation of the portion of the region. The second representation of the portion of the region can be indicative of the portion of the region at a second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Inventor: Keith W. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10101244
    Abstract: Systems and methods may include receiving data of a physical system. The systems and methods may include determining whether an anomalous event has occurred based on the data. The systems and methods may include, in response to determining that the anomalous event has occurred, capturing data of the physical system and of an environment. The systems and methods may include generating a virtual representation of the physical system and the environment based on the captured data. The systems and methods may include repeatedly simulating data of the virtual representation by varying parameters of the captured data. The systems and methods may include determining which parameters are a root cause of the anomalous event based on the simulated performance data. The systems and methods may include determining particular values of the parameters that are likely the root cause of the anomalous event to use as a trigger for a proactive process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Serge Mankovskii, Steven L. Greenspan, Debra J. Danielson, Prashant Parikh, Maria C. Velez-Rojas, James D. Reno
  • Patent number: 10102332
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory operable to automatically modify the parameters of a subsystem of a vehicle design such that a given hard constraint about the input-output behavior of the subsystem is guaranteed to hold for all situations where a vehicle built based on the vehicle design is being used in a manner consistent with its intended use. The subsystem may be a software program or a physical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Nikos Arechiga
  • Patent number: 10089434
    Abstract: A method for creating a laboratory automation system is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a plurality of subgraphs that correspond to a plurality of system blocks. The system blocks are chosen and the subgraphs are stitched together to form a site graph for the laboratory automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Eberhardt, Charles Martinez, Thomas T. Nguyen, Guenther Schulmayr
  • Patent number: 10083263
    Abstract: Data can be accessed from a plurality of disparate data sources from at least one database. A plurality of test models can be automatically built by a model building engine. Each test model can have predetermined predictive variables. A final set of predictive variables can be determined by a variable selector from the predetermined predictive variables in the plurality of test models by comparing the predictive power of the predictive variables across the plurality of test models. A master dataset can be generated from the disparate data sources. A master model can be built from the master dataset. The master model can combine the final set of predictive variables from the plurality of disparate data sources. The master model can characterize a quantitative estimate of the probability that an entity will display a defined behavior. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FAIR ISAAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lu Gao, Brendan Alexander Lacounte, Jane Sherman, Radha Chandra, Erik Franco, Ethan J. Dornhelm
  • Patent number: 10083260
    Abstract: Computational fluid dynamics modeling of a bounded domain is provided which includes solving iteratively a computational fluid dynamics model of the bounded domain using mass flow boundary conditions that are specified. The solving includes automatically adjusting the specified mass flow boundary conditions for at least one iteration of the solving. The automatically adjusting includes mass balancing flows at a boundary of the bounded domain to provide corrected mass flow boundary conditions for the solving. The mass balancing includes applying different corrections to mass in-flow across the domain boundary, compared with mass out-flow across the boundary. The mass balancing may include multiplying mass in-flows across the boundary by (1?CF), and mass out-flows across the boundary by (1+CF), where CF is a determined correction factor, and net mass flow is positive for mass out-flow exiting the domain, and negative for mass in-flow entering the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ethan E. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10082398
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for intelligently guiding a user to ride an elevator/escalator in a building complex such as a shopping mall. Based on a current location and floor level of a user in the building complex and a target floor and location, and a 3D model of the building complex, either an elevator path or escalator path may be automatically and intelligently selected from possible paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Long, Zhijun Chen, Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10083259
    Abstract: Computational fluid dynamics modeling of a bounded domain is provided which includes solving iteratively a computational fluid dynamics model of the bounded domain using mass flow boundary conditions that are specified. The solving includes automatically adjusting the specified mass flow boundary conditions for at least one iteration of the solving. The automatically adjusting includes mass balancing flows at a boundary of the bounded domain to provide corrected mass flow boundary conditions for the solving. The mass balancing includes applying different corrections to mass in-flow across the domain boundary, compared with mass out-flow across the boundary. The mass balancing may include multiplying mass in-flows across the boundary by (1?CF), and mass out-flows across the boundary by (1+CF), where CF is a determined correction factor, and net mass flow is positive for mass out-flow exiting the domain, and negative for mass in-flow entering the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ethan E. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10078500
    Abstract: A method for generating production code from a block diagram on a host computer is provided. A block in the block diagram has a number of input ports for receiving signals and a number of output ports for sending signals. The processor identifies a first block in the block diagram. The input signal is traced back to a second block upstream of the first block. Compliance with a optimization condition is checked, the optimization condition being fulfilled when a group of adjacent blocks has an assignment operation that affects one or more elements of the input signal while leaving at least one element of the composite variable unchanged. A combined production code is generated for the group of adjacent blocks when the optimization condition is fulfilled so that the combined production code includes write instructions for those elements of the composite variable that are affected by the assignment operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Moors, Michael Mair, Tanja Moldenhauer, Volker Straetgen
  • Patent number: 10071487
    Abstract: Systems and methods to systematize the development of machines using inexpensive, fast, and convenient fabrication processes are disclosed. In an embodiment, a robot compiler generates a fabrication system, including mechanical, electrical, and software assemblies, that can be used for assembling a robot according to a user design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daniela L. Rus, Joseph J. DelPreto, Ankur M. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10068344
    Abstract: Aspects disclosed herein provide methods, systems, and devices for 3D image capture based on a Structure from Motion (SFM) imaging technique with simplified pose detection. The present disclosure provides a straightforward method to directly track a camera's motion (pose detection) thereby removing a substantial portion of the computing load needed to build a dimensionally accurate 3D model from a sequence of images taken by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SMART PICTURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Dejan Jovanovich, Keith Beardmore, Kari Myllykoski, James H. Grotelueschen
  • Patent number: 10062053
    Abstract: A system and method according to which a recommended quantity of spare engine components is generated. In several exemplary embodiments, the components support aircraft maintenance and flight operations and are designed to be repaired periodically. In an exemplary embodiment, the recommended quantity is a number of available spare engine components that supports the aircraft maintenance operations but avoids excess spare engine components in inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven James Oakley, Jose Antonio Ramirez-Hernandez, Mei Zhang, Alejandro Edgardo Scalise, Louis Matthew Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10061873
    Abstract: An integrated design system for an electric plant of an industrial site includes: a central processing unit; terminal stations connected to the central processing unit; and a storage unit. The central processing unit includes: a database management module to receive data from the terminals and organize the incoming data in databases; a first computing module, to determine specifications of lighting bodies to be installed according to the content of the databases; and a second computing module, cooperating with the first computing module to determine the sizing and routing of electric cables at least for the lighting bodies, according to the content of the databases. The databases include a lighting database containing values of a first set of parameters relating to environments of the industrial site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giampietro Carlini
  • Patent number: 10051481
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement method is provided. The method includes, in response to an event to additionally arrange a first sensor in a preset service area occurring, identifying sensing coverage and network coverage of a second sensor based on position information, state information, and network information of a pre-arranged at least one second sensor, and determining an arrangement position of the first sensor based on sensing coverage and network coverage of the second sensor, and sensing coverage and network coverage of the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10049602
    Abstract: A swallowing simulation apparatus that facilitate approximately reproducing an actual phenomenon of swallowing and allows quantifying a physical quantity related to a behavior and a physical property of an orally-ingested product is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yukihiro Michiwaki, Keigo Hanyuu, Tetsu Kamiya, Yoshio Toyama, Rika Murakami
  • Patent number: 10048984
    Abstract: Computer implemented techniques comprise instructions configured to cause a processor to obtain routines, receive a user defined set of obtained routines to form a chain of at least two routines, produce the chain of the at least two routines according to the user defined set of routines, receive a user defined designation of the chain as a workflow, and produce by the computing system the designated workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Kaseya International Limited
    Inventors: Prakash Khot, Pradeep Reddy, Jogeshwar Karthik Akundi, Samit Sasan, Pushkar Priyadarshi
  • Patent number: 10049492
    Abstract: A method comprising: obtaining a plurality of three-dimensional (3D) point clouds about a plurality of objects of interest, each of said 3D point clouds being labelled to a category of objects of interest; rendering facades for the objects of interests categorized as buildings using an ambient occlusion method, where illumination of the point cloud is calculated based on light coming from a theoretical hemisphere or sphere around the object of interest; and rendering shapes of the objects of interests categorized as non-buildings by fitting predefined templates of street view objects to the point clouds labelled as non-buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Pouria Babahajiani, Lixin Fan
  • Patent number: 10044800
    Abstract: A server, which is in communication with a plurality of client computing devices configured to perform a reduced simulation function, comprises a synchronization engine configured to generate synchronization packets for one or more rigid bodies according to a synchronization scheme and, for each rigid body, to dynamically update the synchronization scheme based on a current state of the rigid body in simulation data and stored states for the rigid body which are stored in a buffer. The synchronization packets are then transmitted to one of the plurality of client computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marco Anastasi, Maurizio Sciglio
  • Patent number: 10043366
    Abstract: A baseline historical record for a person is formed by monitoring information about the person derived from at least one information source over a baseline period of time. A baseline pattern of behavior of the person is established by applying analytic analysis to the baseline historical record. A current pattern of behavior of the person is determined by monitoring current information about the person derived from the at least one information source. A behavior change assessment is determined by comparing the current pattern of behavior to the baseline pattern of behavior. Whether the behavior change assessment for the person meets at least one safety concern criterion is determined by comparing the behavior change assessment to safety concern criteria comprising the at least one safety concern criterion. Responsive to determining the behavior change assessment for the person meets the at least one safety concern criterion, an action is automatically performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Gorzela, Asima Silva, Jaime M. Stockton
  • Patent number: 10036667
    Abstract: A spectroscopic method using either tunable or preset non-tunable thin-layered devices or a combination of both to modulate compressed-sensing-compliant, spectral modulations and to use intensity measurements of each respective spectral modulation to numerically reconstruct an estimated spectral distribution of the spectral signal such that the estimated spectral distribution is characterized by a totality of spectral bands exceeding the number of spectral modulations by about one half an order-of-magnitude or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: B. G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd., at Ben-Gurion University
    Inventors: Yitzhak August, Adrian Stern, Dan G. Blumberg, Stanley R. Rotman
  • Patent number: 10032297
    Abstract: In a simulation system in which a terminal device employed in a spectacle shop and a display device for visually recognizing by a prospective spectacle lens wearer, are connected to a server device so as to capable of communication: the server device includes an image generation unit that achieves a state in which a simulation image reflecting lens visual performance of a spectacle lens can be output for each of plural partial visual field areas, and an information storage unit that stores explanatory information regarding characteristics of the lens visual performance for each of the plural partial visual field areas; the display device includes a display screen unit that selectively displays the simulation images in the partial visual field areas; and the terminal device includes an information output unit that outputs the explanatory information corresponding to the partial visual field area being displayed on the display screen unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hua Qi
  • Patent number: 10025894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for prediction of in-plane distortions (IPD) due to wafer shape in semiconductor wafer chucking process is disclosed. A series of Zernike basis wafer shapes process to emulate the non-linear finite element (FE) contact mechanics model based IPD prediction is utilized in accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure. The emulated FE model based prediction process is substantially more efficient and provides accuracy comparable to the FE model based IPD prediction that utilizes full-scale 3-D wafer and chuck geometry information and requires computation intensive simulations. Furthermore, an enhanced HOS IPD/OPD prediction process based on a series of Zernike basis wafer shape images is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Vukkadala, Sathish Veeraraghavan, Jaydeep Sinha, Haiguang Chen, Michael Kirk
  • Patent number: 10025892
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for performing, providing, managing, executing, and/or running a spatially-optimized simulation are presented. In one or more embodiments, the spatially-optimized simulation may comprise a plurality of worker modules performing the simulation, a plurality of entities being simulated among the plurality of worker modules, a plurality of bridge modules facilitating communication between workers and an administrative layer including a plurality of chunk modules, at least one receptionist module, and at least one oracle module. The spatially-optimized simulation may be configured to provide a distributed, persistent, fault-tolerate and spatially-optimized simulation environment. In some embodiments, load balancing and fault tolerance may be performed using transfer scores and/or tensile energies determined among the candidates for transferring simulation entities among workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Improbable Worlds Ltd
    Inventors: Robert James Frederick Whitehead, Hanying Tang, Matthew John Reveley Lewis, Peter Richard Lipka
  • Patent number: 10025882
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a technique for recursively partitioning a 3D model of an object into two or more components such that each component fits within a predefined printing volume. The technique includes determining a set of planar cuts each of which partitions the 3D model into at least two components, evaluating one or more objective functions for each cut in the set of planar cuts, and selecting a cut from the set of planar cuts based on the evaluations of the objective functions. In addition, the technique includes, upon determining that a component resulting from the selected cut does not fit within the predefined printing volume, further partitioning that component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Baran, Linjie Luo, Wojciech Matusik
  • Patent number: 10025566
    Abstract: Scheduling techniques transform dataflow graphs (DFGs), for example, of digital signal processing (DSP) arrangements of filters, into efficient schedules for concurrent execution on processing resources coupled to a memory. A DSP arrangement may be represented by an executable model having interconnected filters represented by model elements. The techniques may apply scheduling transforms according to a classification of the model elements based on a lifetime of their internal states (e.g., finite or infinite). Exemplary scheduling transforms may include unfolding, coordinated loop scheduling and pipelining to parallelize a DFG and enhance overall performance, i.e., reduce average sample execution time of the DSP arrangement. Notably, the scheduling transforms may aggregate (i.e., merge) multiple finite state model elements for concurrent execution and repeat execution of infinite state model elements to achieve the overall improved performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Masud Ahmed, Paulo J. Pacheco, Donald P. Orofino, II
  • Patent number: 10024666
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle, including receiving a model of a real object and a position of the object via a communication network, ascertaining one or more object parameters based on the model received, and at least semi-autonomous guidance of the vehicle based on the one or more object parameters and the position. A corresponding apparatus, a method and an apparatus for providing driving-environment information, as well as a vehicle and a computer program, as also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Nordbruch, Carsten Hasberg
  • Patent number: 10013512
    Abstract: A method can include receiving information that includes data that correspond to a range of a fluid production network variable; based at least in part on a portion of the data, determining optimal parameter values of a multi-parameter proxy model for at least a portion of the range of the fluid production network variable; based at least in part on a portion of the optimal parameter values, deriving functions for the parameters of the multi-parameter proxy model; and based at least in part on the functions, determining a value of the fluid production network variable for a fluid production network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: William Bailey, Mack Shippen
  • Patent number: 10007992
    Abstract: A method and system may assess the damage to insured properties in a neighborhood using aerial images captured from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a manned aerial vehicle (MAV) or from a satellite device. Specifically, a neighborhood that has been affected by a natural or man-made disaster may be identified for assessing damage. The UAV, MAV, or satellite device may then capture aerial images within an area which surrounds the identified neighborhood. Subsequently, the aerial images may be analyzed to identify insured properties, and determine a condition and the extent and/or severity of the damage to each insured property. Furthermore, the aerial images along with indications of the extent of the damage to each insured property may be displayed on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian N. Harvey, Nathan L. Tofte, Roger D. Schmidgall, Michael Jeffrey Aviles, Kyle Pott, Rosemarie Geier Grant, Eric Haefli, Michael Shawn Jacob
  • Patent number: 10005328
    Abstract: A method for estimating wear of each of circumferential tread zones of a tire by the use of a computer is disclosed. A tire model of the tire comprising model's circumferential tread zones is defined. A simulation for running the tire model under rolling conditions for free-rolling, braking, driving and cornering is performed to obtain a first average wear energy of each model's circumferential tread zone under each rolling condition. With respect to a given running pattern of the tire, occurrence frequencies of the respective rolling conditions occurring in the running pattern are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shouta Makino, Ryota Tamada
  • Patent number: 10002145
    Abstract: A specified data type and pre-storage operation are receive. In response, an association between the two is created in storage metadata. After the association is created, data to be stored is received where the data has a data type. In response to receiving the data, the storage metadata, including the association, is accessed and it is determined if the data type of the data is the same as the specified one. If so, the specified pre-storage operation is automatically performed on the data in order to obtain an output and the output is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Gavin John Sherry, Caleb E. Welton
  • Patent number: 9996635
    Abstract: A design method of freeform imaging lens with a wide linear field-of-view (FOV) is provided. A initial freeform imaging lens is developed, and the initial freeform imaging lens includes a first lens surface and an entrance pupil spaced from each other, wherein the FOV of the system 2? (±?) is divided into 2k+1 sampling fields with equal interval ?? between each two adjacent sampling fields. Each two adjacent sampling fields are taken as one group. Two constraints are employed to calculate the plurality of data points of the first lens surface to obtain a front surface of the freeform imaging lens. The data points are calculated based on Snell's law, and a curve is obtained through the data points. A back surface is added to approximately keep the previous outgoing direction of rays from the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Zhu, Tong Yang, Guo-Fan Jin, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9996067
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for indicating energy savings for a distributed site. The energy savings is indicated by an energy management system, which receives energy consumption data of the distributed site for a first observation period. Further one or more service windows are defined for the distributed site and an energy saving strategy is applied to at least one service window. Further, the energy consumption data for the second observation period is received and a compared of one or more service windows of the first observation period with the corresponding service windows of the second observation period is done. The energy management system further determines adjustment factors in the energy profiles based on parameters affecting the energy profiles which were not considered during the first observation period and hence indicate the energy savings for the distributed site based on the first saving and adjustment factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Baburaj Kaimalilputhenpura Prabha, Joy Banerjee, Har Amrit Pal Singh Dhillon, Parminder Singh, Dinesh Kumar Pathak
  • Patent number: 9990450
    Abstract: A computerized simulation method for evaluating dispersion of fillers in a high polymer material includes a step of defining a filler model comprising at least one particle, a step of defining a polymer model comprising a plurality of particles each having a first potential with respect to the particle of the filler model, a step of performing a molecular dynamics calculation of the filler model and the polymer model placed in a predetermined virtual space on the computer, and a step of observing the dispersion of the filler model from data obtained in the molecular dynamics calculation. The polymer model further includes at least one modified basal particle having a second potential with respect to the particle of the filler model, and the second potential differs from the first potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Ueno, Yasumasa Bito, Hiroyuki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 9983559
    Abstract: A simulation system that includes interconnected simulation blocks which use process models to perform simulation activities for a process plant is integrated into a process control environment for the process plant in a manner that makes the simulation system easy to use and easily updated for on-line process simulation. The disclosed simulation system enables future predicted values as well as the current predicted values of process parameters produced by the simulation system to be made available for performance evaluation as well as to guide plant operations. Additionally, the simulation system is connected to the operating process plant to receive various on-line process plant measurements, and uses these measurements to automatically update the process models used in the simulation system, to thereby keep the simulation system coordinated with the actual operating conditions of the process plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Terrence L. Blevins, Wilhelm K. Wojsznis, Mark J. Nixon
  • Patent number: 9965735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of IT Sourcing Management and more specifically to the IT sourcing management and governance (SMG) covering multi geography, multi sourcing and multi vendor environments at an enterprise level. The enterprise governance solution with core sourcing management functional components includes a contract compliance management module, a IT spend visibility management and reporting module, a value driver management and reporting module, a contract compliance audit management module, a contract evaluation analysis module, a performance management module, with underlying governance processes such as organization change management, stake holder relationship management, governance, compliance and risk management, performance management, service delivery management, service quality management, communication management and reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ENERGICA ADVISORY SERVICES PVT. LTD.
    Inventor: Somasundaram Ramesh Babu
  • Patent number: 9953298
    Abstract: A computerized method for cross-domain collaborative revision management of a common product. The method comprises: Monitoring a plurality of local revisions for each of a plurality of projects associated with the common product, each of the plurality of projects managed in one of a plurality of domain-specific configuration management tools; creating a collaborative baseline within a collaborative relationship hub synchronizing between a group of the plurality of local revisions selected from each of the plurality of projects; and assembling instructions of generating the common product according to the collaborative baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nir Mashkif, Aviad Sela, Uri Shani
  • Patent number: 9952960
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a hazard of a software control system which is operated by a computer and based on STPA (System Theoretic Process Analysis) is provided. The method includes determining an attribute and function demands of the system, analyzing tasks of the system based on the determined attribute and the function demands, generating specification of a relation between the tasks using CTT (Concur Task Tree) method, the CTT method representing a hierarchical relation of a control flow between the tasks, determining at least one of the hazard of the system based on the specification and generating a safety constraint of the system based on the determined hazard. The determining at least one of the hazard of the system uses a guide word mapping table of CTT based STPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SANGMYUNG UNIVERSITY SEOUL INDUSTRY—ACADEMY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hyuk Soo Han, EunBi Kim
  • Patent number: 9946817
    Abstract: A method for calculating an interaction potential between filler particles in a polymeric material by using a computer is disclosed. The method comprises: arranging filler models and polymer models in a virtual space; calculating a free energy in the virtual space based on a mean field theory; obtaining parameters of the Lennard-Jones potential by approximating the free energy to the Lennard-Jones potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Ueno
  • Patent number: 9946983
    Abstract: A workflow processing system may receive a representation of one or more objects corresponding to the current state of a workflow. A rule may be mapped to one or more activities of the workflow. The rule may comprise an any-of clause, an all-of clause, and a none-of clause. Each clause may contain zero or more conditions that are evaluated with respect to the current state of the workflow. When each of the any-of, all-of, and none-of clauses evaluates to true, the rule may be satisfied and the activities to which the rule is mapped are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhushan Chandramouli Shashi, Amol Wanjari, Srikar Appalaraju, VS Kiran Devaguptapu
  • Patent number: 9916422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for planning the positioning of an implant relative to a body part, comprising the steps of: —identifying at least one reference feature of the body part and determining, in a first posture of the patient, a biunique positional and/or orientational relationship between the at least one reference feature and at least one adjustment parameter defined for the first posture, for positioning the implant; —identifying the at least one reference feature of the body part in a second posture of the patient; —deriving at least one corresponding adjustment parameter defined for the second posture from the position and/or orientation of the at least one reference feature in the second posture and the positional and/or orientational relationship between the at least one reference feature in the first posture and the at least one adjustment parameter defined for the first posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Martin Haimerl
  • Patent number: 9911189
    Abstract: A new area to search in a ground feature database is determined based on a last detected position. Information from a downward facing sensor coupled to an aircraft is obtained. The information from the downward facing sensor is compared with information associated with the new area in order to find a new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Zachais Vawter, Mark Johnson Cutler