Simulating Nonelectrical Device Or System Patents (Class 703/6)
  • Patent number: 11176165
    Abstract: Application-level data in a storage system are evaluated. For example, a backup analysis tool retrieves a backup object stored in the storage system. The backup analysis tool reconstructs an application object from the backup object. The backup analysis tool accesses the first application object according to a native application format associated with the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cohesity, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Gupta, Vipin Gupta, Johnny Chen, Sunil Moolchandani, Murali Vajapeyam
  • Patent number: 11170570
    Abstract: There is provided a method of generating instructions for manufacturing of a functionally graded material (FGM) object, comprising: providing geometric trivariate(s) defining geometry of FGM object, providing material trivariate(s) defining material properties of the FGM object, computing a volumetric representation of the FGM object that includes the geometric trivariate(s) and the material trivariate(s) spanning a same parametric domain, and computing code instructions for execution by a manufacturing device controller of a manufacturing device for manufacturing of the FGM object by: identifying locations within the boundaries defined by the geometric trivariate(s) of the volumetric representation, computing respective material value(s) for each of the locations according to the material trivariate(s) of the volumetric representation corresponding to the identified locations, and converting the locations from the parametric domain to the Euclidean space, wherein each of the locations in Euclidean space is a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Ben Ezair, Gershon Elber
  • Patent number: 11162703
    Abstract: Systems and methods for characterization of retrofit opportunities are described. The methods may comprise computing, using at least one computing device disposed remote from a building and based at least in part on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) runtime data associated with the building, one or more thermal characteristics of the building. In some embodiments, a model-predicted indoor temperature may be fitted against thermal data measured by a thermostat at the building. The thermal characteristic of the building may comprise a thermal insulation, an air leakage rate and/or an HVAC efficiency. The method may be used to determine, using the at least one computing device, suitability of the building for a retrofit opportunity to improve energy efficiency of the building. Determining the suitability may comprise evaluating the one or more thermal characteristics. The HVAC runtime data may be computed based on data received from a thermostat or a meter, such as an electric or a gas meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER USA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Zeifman, Amine Lazrak
  • Patent number: 11156649
    Abstract: A transport unit, in which a rapid and precise fault localization can be achieved, includes an installation, a simulation device with an interface, through which current status data of the installation can be received, and a computing unit configured determine or acquire simulated status data on the basis of simulation data and the current status data, which are representative for a status of at least a part of the installation. A method for controlling an installation in a transportation unit, in particular a rail vehicle, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Dahms, Michael Dirauf
  • Patent number: 11156744
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for restoring a 3D tomographic model of the Earth's subsurface geology from the present-day to a past restoration time. Whereas at the present time all faults represent active discontinuities, at a past restoration time some faults have not yet formed. Accordingly, the restored model divides the fault network into ?-active faults (discontinuous surfaces for faults that intersect the layer deposited at the past restoration time) and ?-inactive faults (continuous surfaces for faults that do not intersect the layer deposited at the past restoration time). A new 3D restoration transformation is also provided that uses linear geological constraints to process the restoration model in less time and generate more accurate geological images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: EMERSON PARADIGM HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Anne-Laure Tertois
  • Patent number: 11151904
    Abstract: Provided are a multi-functional stratigraphic structure model testing system and testing method. The system includes a test piece testing device platform that includes a watertight fan-shaped closed cavity, a fluid-solid coupling loading system, and an anti-arc reaction frame system. A coupling loading system region consist of hydraulic (liquid) loading and multi-directional solid-skeleton loading onto a pore or crack test piece, which can be independently operated or combined with each other's. The fan-shaped closed cavity is fixed through the anti-arc reaction frame system, and a fan-shaped center region is provided with an application region of underground working face. The other two flat fan sides are provided with application regions of physical and chemical improvement for surrounding rock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING, CHINA RAILWAY TUNNEL CONSULTANTS CO., LTD., HEBEI ZHUCHENG INDUSTRIAL AND MINING MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaomin Zhou, Yue Zhuo, Wenzhu Ma, Wei Li, Yan Xu, Yongsheng Liu, Xiaonan He, Yue Wang, Yongdai Wang, Shiwu Cai, Guijiang Wei, Xin Jiang, Zhiyuan Sha
  • Patent number: 11151802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for providing a face adjustment image, the method comprising the steps of: (a) generating a matched image by superimposing a cephalometric image having a cranium image of a patient whose face is to be corrected with a three-dimensional facial image of the patient; and (b) displaying a predicted facial image on a screen by transforming soft skin tissues of the face according to the skeletal change in the cephalometric image. According to the present invention, the change in the soft skin tissues and the predicted facial image are displayed on a screen of a computer, a terminal or the like based on the skeletal change in cranium, teeth, prosthesis or the like supporting the soft skin tissues. Therefore, the change in the soft skin tissues can be predicted, thereby increasing the accuracy of a face correction operation, making it more accurate and convenient to plan the operation, and enhancing communication between the patient and medical staff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MORPHEUS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heung-san Choi, Jin-su Kim, Young-guk Park, Seung-hak Baek, Sang-hwan Joo, Hyung-jun Cho
  • Patent number: 11144779
    Abstract: A first image may be received by a processor. The processor may identify an image quality measure of which to evaluate the first image. The processor may compare the first image to one or more images. The processor may generate a first image quality score for the first image based on the comparing. The processor may convert the first image quality score into a first micro air-quality index. The processor may transmit the first micro air-quality index to a recording device. Additionally, a recording device may capture a first image. The recording device may send the first image to a database that may include a model associated with an image quality measure. The recording device may receive a first micro air-quality index associated with the image quality measure. The recording device may rearrange a display of the first image to display the first micro air-quality index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fang Wang, Su Liu, Kevin Shank, Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11144042
    Abstract: An industrial data presentation system leverages structured data types defined on industrial devices to generate and deliver meaningful presentations of industrial data. Industrial devices are configured to support structured data types referred to as basic information data types (BIDTs) comprising a finite set of structured information data types, including a rate data type, a state data type, an odometer data type, and an event data type. The BIDTs can be referenced by both automation models of an industrial asset and non-automation models of the asset, allowing data points of both types of models to be easily linked using a common data source nomenclature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim Thomsen, Steven C. Briant, Noel Henderson, Brian Fast
  • Patent number: 11141281
    Abstract: A system and method for the field of humeral components for shoulder joint prostheses and, more specifically, to a method for constructing a range of humeral components intended to be inserted into the proximal region of the humerus during reconstructive shoulder surgery includes the following steps: obtaining a set (Evs) of statistical data relating to variables that can be used to characterise the geometry of a proximal humerus region from morphometric data (Dm) of proximal humerus regions belonging to a representative sample of a population; based on a statistical distribution, determining a set (G) of sizes forming the range of humeral components; for each of the sizes, determining a measurement (MiTn-n) for each of the variables, according to the set of statistical data; and for each of the sizes, producing a humeral component according to the measurement of each of the variables corresponding to the size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MOVE-UP
    Inventor: Laurent Geais
  • Patent number: 11144829
    Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary systems and methods including the generation of a superior strategy for deployment to real time actual conditions with dynamic feedback to the secure intelligent networked architecture in order for adjustments to be made to the strategy being deployed to the real time actual conditions and the learned generation of subsequent strategies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Capitalogix IP Owner, LLC
    Inventors: Howard M. Getson, Sean Vallie, Robert Jump, Wincenty Borodziewicz
  • Patent number: 11144684
    Abstract: A device may analyze, by one or more processors, a model to identify a first set of model elements that are associated with a model element. The device may apply, by the one or more processors, one or more results from an analysis of the model to a first network unit to determine a complexity of the first network unit or a coupling of the first network unit to other model elements of the model. The device may generate, by the one or more processors, a second network unit, representing a second hierarchy of computation, from the first network unit based on the complexity or the coupling. The device may provide, by the one or more processors, the second network unit as a testing unit for testing the model, the second network unit comprising two or more model elements and one or more numeric expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Dixit Manoj Gangadhar, Prahladavaradan Sampath, Janaki Sivaramakrishnan, William J. Aldrich, Ebrahim Mehran Mestchian
  • Patent number: 11137751
    Abstract: A method for estimating life of a component includes obtaining fracture data corresponding to a component. The fracture data includes a first dataset corresponding to a threshold region where the crack in the component is dormant below a fatigue threshold. The method further includes determining initial estimates of parameters of a crack growth rate model and parameters of temperature models corresponding to the crack growth rate model based on the fracture data. The method also includes computing optimized parameters of temperature models corresponding to the crack growth rate model, and a scatter parameter via simulation of a joint optimization method using the initial estimates. The method includes determining a cumulative distribution function based on the optimized parameters and the scatter parameter and estimating life of the component based on the cumulative distribution function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sankar Narayanan, Santosh B. Narasimhachary, Kai Kadau, Sachin R. Shinde
  • Patent number: 11126765
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for an optimal scheduling decision of an air compressor group based on a simulation technology, which belongs to the technical field of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Yang Liu, Fan Zhou, Zhongyang Han, Linqing Wang, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11125913
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for restoring a 3D tomographic model of the Earth's subsurface geology from the present-day to a past restoration time. Whereas at the present time all faults represent active discontinuities, at a past restoration time some faults have not yet formed. Accordingly, the restored model divides the fault network into ?-active faults (discontinuous surfaces for faults that intersect the layer deposited at the past restoration time) and ?-inactive faults (continuous surfaces for faults that do not intersect the layer deposited at the past restoration time). A new 3D restoration transformation is also provided that uses linear geological constraints to process the restoration model in less time and generate more accurate geological images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: EMERSON PARADIGM HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Laurent Mallet, Anne-Laure Tertois
  • Patent number: 11120181
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to detect and determine the location and relative significance of joint damage in structures including bridges, and particularly including accelerated bridge construction (ABC) bridges, based on measured changes in bridge dynamic or static response parameters and model updating methods. These systems and methods may use a detailed finite element model to calculate the sensitivity of joint damages in the structure response parameters for a particular loading configuration and the change of state in the structure obtained through instrumentation and response monitoring of the structure compared to a prior condition of the structure in order to identify potential damages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Mohammad Abedin, Armin Mehrabi
  • Patent number: 11113862
    Abstract: An injury to a computer game character is simulated by changing the length or weight of an injured body part, or by adding additional links to the skeleton of the character to make the character harder to control. The facial expression of the character also can change. A generative adversarial network (GAN) may be used to learn motion under circumstances of injury to better mimic motion of an injured human as may be derived from, e.g., motion capture (MOCAP) video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 11113930
    Abstract: Various embodiments that may generally relate to one or more competitions. Such competitions may include a plurality of rounds. A round may include a player attempting to choose a winner of an event on which a round is based. A surviving player after a number of rounds may be a winner of a competition. Various apparatus and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Kenneth L Miller, Jason Simbal, Craig Lipka, Phillip Flaherty
  • Patent number: 11105646
    Abstract: A computer system provides navigation services. Route data is processed to extract a plurality of routes, wherein each route comprises a plurality of links and nodes. A partition layer is generated for a map including the plurality of links and nodes of the routes, wherein the partition layer comprises a plurality of meshes each containing links and nodes of the map. A context is processed to remove invalid links and nodes from the map based on the context. The partition layer is updated by merging a subset of the plurality of meshes in response to the removal of the invalid links and nodes. A navigation service is provided for the plurality of routes based on the updated partition layer of the map. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and program product for providing navigation services in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sanehiro Furuichi, Shoichiro Wantanabe, Yasutaka Nishimura, Kenichi Takasaki
  • Patent number: 11106344
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a method is performed at an electronic device including a display device and one or more input devices. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a first graphing area section presenting a plot of a first set of data points for a first variable. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a first user input indicative of a selection of a portion of the first graphing area section. The method includes determining, based on the first user input indicative of a selection of a portion of the first graphing area section, a portion of the first set of data points for the first variable. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a second user input indicative of a weighting of the portion of the first set of data points for the first variable. The method includes determining, based on the weighting, a second set of data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: DECISIONNEXT, INC.
    Inventors: Robert David Pierce, David Rodriguez Gomez, Arden Martin Arnold, Michael R. Neal
  • Patent number: 11092934
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, Machine Type Communication (MTC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, and technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present disclosure provides a method of determining information for building information modeling (BIM) by a BIM device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Mok Seo, Dong-Seop Lee, Hun-Jung Lim
  • Patent number: 11083377
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems are provided for quantitative hemodynamic flow analysis, which involves retrieving patient specific image data. A 3D reconstruction of a vessel of interest can be created from the patient specific image data. Geometric information can be extracted from the 3D reconstruction. A lesion position can be determined. Patient specific data can be obtained. Hemodynamic results can be calculated based on the geometric information, the lesion position and the patient specific data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Pie Medical Imaging B.V.
    Inventors: Chris Bouwman, Dennis Koehn, Jean-Paul Aben
  • Patent number: 11086035
    Abstract: A method, including: performing, with a computer, within-seismic-attribute clustering for each of a plurality of seismic attribute datasets for N different attributes, N being greater than or equal to two; identifying an anchor attribute and N?1 subordinate attributes from the N different attributes; linking, with a computer, objects within the seismic attribute data sets corresponding to the N?1 subordinate attributes to related objects within the seismic attribute data set corresponding to the anchor attribute; and identifying, with a computer, cross-attribute clusters, wherein the objects of any subordinate attribute that are linked to a same object of the anchor attribute are part of a single cross-attribute cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Yulia Baker
  • Patent number: 11069452
    Abstract: A drive device for an in-core neutron instrumentation system includes a safety circuit between a power supply and a drive motor. The safety circuit is provided inside the cover member, and switches between a conductive state in which power can be supplied to the drive motor and a cut-off state in which power cannot be supplied thereto depending on a mounted state of the cover member. The safety circuit is controlled to be in the conductive state in response to a state in which the cover member is mounted on the base member, and is controlled to be in the cut-off state in response to a state in which the cover member is not mounted on the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Saito, Kazunori Aida
  • Patent number: 11061919
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for interactive visualization of a first set of objects in relation to a second set of objects in a data collection, wherein each of the second set of objects is hierarchically structured includes parsing the first set of objects in relation to the second set of objects in order to generate a mapping between the first set of objects and the second set of objects. The method further includes causing display of a representation of the first set as a central node and a representation of the second set as a set of topic nodes surrounding the central node or surrounded by the central node, the displayed representations constituting a sieve diagram. The method also includes causing display in the sieve diagram of a set of relationships between the first set of objects and the second set of objects by providing a graphical linkage directly or indirectly between the central node and each node that corresponds to a member of the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Dhirj Gupta
  • Patent number: 11055908
    Abstract: A two-stage method for iteratively inverting geophysical data for the purpose of subsurface imaging, including: obtaining at least one geophysical dataset and an initial subsurface model; representing subsurface such that a geometry of a geobody is defined using a set of basis functions, and a number of such basis functions is significantly smaller than the number of cells used in cell-based geobody representations, wherein an order of magnitude reduction is two or more for 2-D domains and 3 or more for 3-D domains; in a first stage, successively updating the initial subsurface model, only for the geobody, by performing iterative low-dimensional geophysical inversion based on minimizing a misfit between simulated geophysical data and the geophysical dataset, wherein the simulated geophysical data is generated from a current subsurface model at each iteration; generating a subsurface image from a final updated subsurface model obtained via the low-dimensional geophysical inversion, wherein the subsurface image
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Ashutosh Tewari, Dimitar Trenev
  • Patent number: 11055742
    Abstract: A method including displaying content elements on one or more websites to users. This method can also include tracking impression response data comprising (a) a response of the user to the content element of the content elements displayed on the one or more websites and (b) a time of the response of the user. Additionally, the method can include receiving a request from a first user. The method can further include determining weightings of the content elements based on posterior distributions using the impression response data, as adjusted by a temporal decay factor based on the times of the impression response data for the content elements. The method additionally can include generating the webpage to comprise the selected content element. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Abhimanyu Mitra, Kannan Achan, Abhay Kashyap, Afroza Ali, Omkar Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11048981
    Abstract: A piping and instrumentation planning and maintenance system includes an input/output (I/O) interface for receiving a target piping and instrumentation diagram (PID) from a document source system; a processor in communication with the I/O interface; and non-transitory computer readable media in communication with the processor. The non-transitory computer readable media store instruction code, which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to classify entities and properties thereof within the target PID. The entities include one or more assets and interconnections therebetween specified in the PID. The processor compares the classified entities to a knowledge base that represents relationships between a plurality of assets and interconnections between the assets. The processor then determines, based on the comparison, whether the assets in the target PID are interconnected correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Teresa Sheausan Tung, Jean-Luc Chatelain, Jurgen Albert Weichenberger, Ishmeet Singh Grewal
  • Patent number: 11048471
    Abstract: The audio signal processing apparatus includes at least one bus a network interface, a user interface, a display, and a processor. The network interface outputs an audio signal through a second plurality of audio channels through a network. The user interface receives an operation from a user. The processor receives, from a destination device to which the audio signal is output, information about the number of available output channels of the destination device, controls the display to display a virtual bus representing the output channels of the destination device, received information regarding the number of output channels, receives input setting of a correspondence relationship between the second plurality of audio channels of the audio signal and the virtual bus, generates setting information according to the received input setting, and sends the audio signal outputted from the network interface the audio signal and the setting information to the destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Takahashi, Tadashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 11040449
    Abstract: A robot control system for controlling a robot including an actuator is provided. The robot control system includes: a collision detector configured to detect a collision occurring between the robot and an external object during movement of the robot, a driving controller configured to control the actuator, a position calculator configured to calculate at least one of collision position coordinate information indicating a collision position where the collision occurs and pushed position coordinate information indicating a pushed position to which the robot is pushed by a collision force generated from the collision, and a restart coordinate setter configured to set the collision position or a position included in a preset moving path of the robot and spaced apart from the collision position as a restart position for restarting a moving operation of the robot, based on a result of the calculation by the position calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hanwha Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun Gyu Lim, Chang Woo Song
  • Patent number: 11030634
    Abstract: A method including displaying content elements on one or more websites to users. The classification of the users into segments can be based on each impression of content elements being displayed on the one or more websites to a user of the users, tracking impression response data comprising (a) a response of the user to the content element of the content elements displayed on the one or more websites, and (b) one or more segments of the segments in which the user is classified. The method can also include receiving a request from a first user. The method can also include generating a mixture distribution for the first segment for the first content element based on the impression response data for the first segment and generating the webpage to comprise the selected content element. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Abhimanyu Mitra, Kannan Achan, Afroza Ali, Omkar Deshpande, Abhay Kashyap
  • Patent number: 11030363
    Abstract: A physics engine executed on a processor to simulate real-time rigid body dynamics of a simulated physical system with permissive penetration functionality is provided. The physics engine may be configured to iteratively loop through a collision detection phase, solving phase, updating phase, and display phase. When a penetration between a pair of bodies is due to an initial penetration from a prior collision detection phase, the physics engine may permit the initial penetration between the pair of objects during the current solving phase by not applying a bias or position change to correct for the initial penetration. Also the physics engine may be configured to detect geometry changes and modify the initial penetration distance accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Michael Strunk, Nathanael Presson
  • Patent number: 11027741
    Abstract: A method of estimating driver readiness in a vehicle for performing automated driving includes analyzing a bio-signal and a behavior of a driver through collected driver information, determining a bodily sensory usage state of the driver from the behavior of the driver, deriving chances of task candidates that are probable to occur from the driver during driving from the bodily sensory usage state of the driver to infer a task, determining an intention of the driver on the basis of the inferred chances of the task candidates, and calculating driver readiness using the intention of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Kim, Dae Sub Yoon, Woo Jin Kim, Seung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 11023626
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and apparatus for automating design, analysis, and product management synchronization in a model-based systems engineering environment. An analysis template is linked to a system architecture representing a product to be manufactured. A set of properties for an architectural element of the system architecture is extracted based on an analysis instance created from the analysis template. The set of properties is converted into a variable input-output structure. An analysis is run using the variable input-output structure to generate results. The results are linked to the analysis instance such that the analysis instance provides a time-based record of the analysis; to the system architecture to update a set of architectural elements impacted by the results; and to a product management tool, thereby synchronizing the design, the analysis, and the product management of the product to improve an efficiency in the design and manufacturing of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James Michael Milstead, Theron Edward Ruff, Roger Keith Bolton, Robert Arthur Hartung, Harold Albert Robbins
  • Patent number: 11016452
    Abstract: A controller hardware in the loop (CHIL) interface is disclosed. The CHIL interface comprises software and hardware that redirects a signal flow, including modulation signals and measurements exchanged between controller logic and a power electronics converter (PEC), to a CHIL port. Accordingly, the CHIL port provides access to the controller logic, at a digital level, throughout phases of the controller's lifetime (i.e., design, installation, maintenance, upgrade). Thus, the CHIL interface facilitates the use of PEC simulators for testing. The CHIL interface can detach the actual PEC from the control logic so testing can be performed with or without an operating PEC and can avoid the need for dedicated and error prone signal conditioning circuitry that is external to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steurer, Karl Schoder, Mark Stanovich, James Langston
  • Patent number: 11016473
    Abstract: A process control system includes: one or a plurality of field devices configured to be placed in a plant; and a control apparatus configured to perform at least one of input and output on the field device to control the plant; and a change trend calculation device configured to calculate a change trend in time-series data including an observed value at each point in time of the field device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Fujita, Kimikazu Takahashi, Nobuaki Ema
  • Patent number: 11013909
    Abstract: When electrodes are used to impose an electric field in target tissue within an anatomic volume (e.g., to apply TTFields to treat a tumor), the position of the electrodes can be optimized by obtaining electrical conductivity measurements in an anatomic volume and generating a 3D map of the conductivity directly from the obtained electrical conductivity or resistivity measurements, without segmenting the anatomic volume into tissue types. A location of the target tissue is identified within the anatomic volume, and the positions for the electrodes are determined based on the 3D map of electrical conductivity and the position of the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Novocure GmbH
    Inventors: Cornelia Wenger, Pedro Michael Cavaleiro Miranda, Zeev Bomzon, Noa Urman, Eilon Kirson, Yoram Wasserman, Yoram Palti
  • Patent number: 11003815
    Abstract: An example method of analyzing a structure includes generating initial simulation results for at least one finite element model, each of the at least one finite element models includes a plurality of nodes representing a structure. The initial simulation results simulate a response of the plurality of nodes to boundary conditions for a plurality of sets of input variable values. Each set of input variable values represents a different geometry of the structure or a different set of boundary conditions. The initial simulation results are decomposed into a plurality of patterns that indicate correlations between values in the initial simulation results. The plurality of patterns has a quantity that is less than the plurality of nodes. A respective emulator is created for each pattern. The initial simulation results are expanded by determining additional simulation results for the plurality of nodes using the emulators and additional sets of input variable values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher A. Ruoti
  • Patent number: 11004145
    Abstract: A method of designing bifacial solar panels installations that does not rely on the use of all available space to maximize electrical output and return on investment. Instead, the design method relies the market meter rate of the business sector in the area to determine of the KW size of the array. This production is then converted to cost per square Area for use in evaluating the costs, predicting profits, and generating lease agreements. The tenant pays a contract cost per square Area regardless of actually energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Kirk Williamson
  • Patent number: 10997329
    Abstract: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is essential but can be expensive to perform. In an embodiment, a method includes sensing vibrations at a plurality of locations of a structure by a plurality of time-synchronized sensors. The method further includes determining a first set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at a first sample time to any sensors of a second sample time, and determining a second set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at the second sample time to any sensors of a third sample time. The second sample time is later than the first sample time, and the third sample time is later than the second sample time. The method then determines whether the structure has changed if the first set of dependencies is different from the second set of dependencies. Therefore, automated SHM can ensure safety at a lower cost to building owners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: William T. Freeman, Oral Buyukozturk, John W. Fisher, III, Frederic Durand, Hossein Mobahi, Neal Wadhwa, Zoran Dzunic, Justin G. Chen, James Long, Reza Mohammadi Ghazi, Theodericus Johannes Henricus Smit, Sergio Daniel Kapusta
  • Patent number: 10990711
    Abstract: A system and method for designing and manufacturing of composite parts wherein the planner can design the part on a computer and analyze the entire work flow process from design to manufacture so as to determine the most efficient design and method of manufacture including resource costs including time, machines, material, labor and expenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory MacLean
  • Patent number: 10984149
    Abstract: An optimization design method for a spatial flow passage of a low-pressure even spray nozzle, relating to a design method for an essential apparatus in a water-saving irrigation system, such as a spray irrigation system. Specifically, if the model and the inlet diameter of a nozzle are determined, the shape and the size of the cross section of an outlet, a flow passage deflection angle, the radius and the arc length of a flow passage contour, and the size of an elevation angle of the outlet are determined to implement structural optimization of a spatial flow passage of the nozzle; moreover, parameterization design of the spatial flow passage in different inlet diameter conditions is implemented, so that a method for determining structural parameters of a spatial flow passage of a nozzle is obtained. A design method of a spatial flow passage under a low-pressure operation condition is developed, such that the hydraulic performance of the nozzle is optimized, and the nozzle is efficient and saves energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Junping Liu, Shouqi Yuan, Hong Li, Qian Zhang, Xingye Zhu, Ya Bao
  • Patent number: 10975669
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for optimizing operations for a fracturing injection waste disposal well especially where the formation is damaged or tight such that pressure fall-off tests are impractical due to extended leak-off rate times. Formation closure pressure and formation stress are calculated using Instantaneous Shut-in Pressure rather than traditional methods requiring actual fracture closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Advantek Waste Management Services, LLC
    Inventors: Sherif M. El Kholy, Omar Abou-Sayed, Ibrahim M. Mohamed, Ahmed Abou-Sayed
  • Patent number: 10977661
    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: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Chet Chauhan
  • Patent number: 10970432
    Abstract: A discrete state event-driven (DSED) simulation method for simulation of a power electronic system is disclosed. With respect to continuous states and discrete events in the power electronic system, the method includes: numerical integration of the continuous states with a flexible adaptive (FA) algorithm having both variable step-size and variable order; and location of the discrete events with an event-driven (ED) mechanism, in which active events are picked out and pre-scheduled before their occurrence while passive events are located by iterative search. The proposed to DSED simulation method can achieve significant improvement in simulation efficiency, with remarkably reduced computational costs at the same level of numerical accuracy. The proposed DSED simulation method is particularly applicable for complex power electronic systems with modular combined topology and high switching frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yicheng Zhu, Zhengming Zhao, Bochen Shi, Zhujun Yu
  • Patent number: 10972681
    Abstract: An image encoding method includes preprocessing source images according to preset preprocessing requirements to generate preprocessed images, merging the preprocessed images according to preset merging requirements to generate a target image, and encoding the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Song
  • Patent number: 10964106
    Abstract: Method and system for dynamically modifying visual rendering of a visual element in a computer generated environment from an interactive computer simulation. Pre-identified distinctive visual characteristics are associated with the visual element. A tangible instrument module is sued to provide one or more commands for controlling a simulated vehicle of the interactive computer simulation. At the interactive computer simulation station, dynamically modifying the one or more pre-identified distinctive visual characteristics of the visual element is performed considering at least a relative directional vector between the simulated vehicle and the visual element in the computer generated environment, the relative directional vector being determined in real-time during execution of the interactive computer simulation prior to rendering the visual element for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CAE Inc.
    Inventor: Sylvain Lasnier
  • Patent number: 10958898
    Abstract: An image creation device includes: a storage unit in which target scene three-dimensional information related to a position, a shape and optical characteristics of a structural object present in a virtual target scene, eyeglass lens three-dimensional information related to a position, a shape and optical characteristics of an eyeglass lens and eyeball three-dimensional information related to a position, a shape and optical characteristics of an eye of a wearer viewing the target scene through the eyeglass lens used as a virtual lens; and a retina image creation unit that creates a retina image based upon the target scene three-dimensional information, the eyeglass lens three-dimensional information and the eyeball three-dimensional information, wherein: the retina image is a virtual image projected onto a retina of the eye of the wearer viewing the target scene through the eyeglass lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON-ESSILOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10948626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for simulating karstification phenomena in karst zones, especially in insular regions. This method defines a geological model of the karst zone and simulates the movement of a particle in the geological model, this movement being probabilistic. This method furthermore modifies the geological parameter depending on the movement of the particle and on the aggressiveness of the particle. The aggressiveness of the particle depends on the coordinates of the particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOTAL SA
    Inventor: GĂ©rard Massonnat
  • Patent number: 10949436
    Abstract: Techniques are described for optimizing scalability of analytics that use time-series models. In one or more embodiments, a stored time-series model includes a plurality of data points representing seasonal behavior in a training set of time-series data for at least one season. A target time for evaluating the time-series model is then determined, and the target time or one or more times relative to the target time are mapped to a subset of the plurality of data points. Based on the mapping, a trimmed version of the time-series model is generated by loading the subset of the plurality of data points into a cache, the subset of data points representing seasonal behavior in the training set of time-series data for a portion of the at least one season. A target set of time-series data may be evaluated suing the trimmed version of the time-series in the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sampanna Shahaji Salunke, Dustin Garvey, Michael Avrahamov