# MODELING BY MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION

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## 703 - Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation

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20140343909 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY MODELING A MULTIPHASE FLUID FLOW - A method for dynamically determining at least one physico-chemical property and the composition of a multiphase fluid flow in a porous medium: including the building of a geological model of said the porous medium and the discretization of said model into elementary meshes, the determination ( | 11-20-2014 |

20130085726 | INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN SIMULATION MATRIX INTERPOLATION - Methods and systems perform a simulation on an integrated circuit design by applying a first value to a first variable and a second value to a second variable of the simulation to produce a first matrix corner simulation value. The methods and systems repeat the simulation using different values for the first and said second variables to produce a second matrix corner simulation value, a third matrix corner simulation value, and a fourth matrix corner simulation value. The methods and systems create a matrix, and the matrix has the first matrix corner simulation value, the second matrix corner simulation value, the third matrix corner simulation value, and the fourth matrix corner simulation value. The methods and systems interpolate all remaining values within the matrix based upon existing simulation values within the matrix. | 04-04-2013 |

20150106066 | UNIFIED MATHEMATICAL MODEL IN PROCESS SIMULATION - A system simulates a process. Software instructions stored on a memory device and executable by a processor represent a process entity with a model. Instructions configure the model to function in a plurality of modes, the modes comprising a process mode, a fluid flow mode, and a dynamic mode. Additionally, instructions simulate the function of the process entity with the model in a first mode from the plurality of modes and then switch the model to a second mode from the plurality of modes. | 04-16-2015 |

20150106072 | NETWORK SYNTHESIS DESIGN OF MICROWAVE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTERS - Methods for the design of microwave filters comprises comprising preferably the steps of inputting a first set of filter requirements, inputting a selection of circuit element types, inputting a selection of lossless circuit response variables, calculating normalized circuit element values based on the input parameters, and generate a first circuit, insert parasitic effects to the normalized circuit element values of the first circuit, and output at least the first circuit including the post-parasitic effect circuit values. Additional optional steps include: requirements to a normalized design space, performing an equivalent circuit transformation, unmapping the circuit to a real design space, performing a survey, and element removal optimization. Computer implement software, systems, and microwave filters designed in accordance with the method are included. | 04-16-2015 |

20150106065 | Joining Imperfectly-Matching NURBS Patches To Form a Computerized Model Suitable For FEA - Techniques of joining imperfectly-matching NURBS patches to form a computerized model suitable for FEA are disclosed. Definitions of first and second patches are received for joining together along a physical boundary defined in first and second curves that are imperfectly-matching. Both curves' knot-vectors are normalized such that the parametric length equals the physical length, respectively. The curve having less number of control points is designated as master curve, the other as slave curve. If the curves are partially overlapped the first and second curves are adjusted such that first and second projection points correspond to starting and end locations of the common curve, respectively A set of linear constraint equations for numerically connecting the patches along the physical boundary by computing dependencies of the slave curve's control points to the master curve's control points. The patches together with the constraint equations enable a computerized model created therefrom suitable for FEA. | 04-16-2015 |

20130054206 | ACCURATE DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE POSITIONED ON FREE SURFACE IN PARTICLE METHOD - Methods, an apparatus, and a computer program product for determining whether or not a particle belongs to free surface particles, in a calculation process of a particle method in which a continuum subjected to calculation analysis is collectively modeled with a free surface by a plurality of particles. One of the methods includes the steps of: determining whether any other particle exists within a predetermined range with respect to the particle by referencing to identification information stored in a memory, where the other particle belongs to the free surface, and storing in the memory near free surface identification information which is set as near free surface if the other particle belonging to the free surface exists and set as sufficiently inside if the other free surface particle belonging to the free surface does not exist. | 02-28-2013 |

20130211800 | GIGA-CELL LINEAR SOLVER METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MASSIVE PARALLEL RESERVOIR SIMULATION - A linear solver methodology is applied to reservoir data to solve for large system of equations arising from high-resolution reservoir simulation of giant oil fields with minimal upscaling using either structured grids or unstructured grids. Full geologic complexity and discontinuities at the resolution desired for accurate simulation results may be taken into account. A general unstructured method is provided, so that very complex flow geometry near multi-lateral wells can be modeled. | 08-15-2013 |

20130211799 | Use of Second Battery Life to Reduce CO2 Emissions - A method for determining use of a second life battery under load conditions to reduce CO2 emissions includes using Monte Carlo simulations to modeling uncertainties of a load profile, a renewable energy profile, and CO2 emissions rate, determining an initial state of charge SOC of the second life battery based on a Gaussian distribution for determining a rate of charging during low emission hours and discharging during high CO2 emission hours of the second life battery and storage size of the second life battery and CO2 emissions reduction. | 08-15-2013 |

20090299703 | VIRTUAL PETROLEUM SYSTEM - A method of stochastically modeling a plurality of litho-facies within a formation includes defining a fades classification for each of a top and a base of the formation, dividing the formation into a plurality of layers, and interpolating classifications for each of the plurality of layers, based on the defined facies classification for the top and the base, wherein the interpolating includes a random variation component. | 12-03-2009 |

20130197875 | COPULA-BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING TEST AND PRODUCT SPECIFICATION THROUGHOUT THE PRODUCT LIFECYCLE FOR ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS OR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - A method is provided for determining specifications that meet electronic system or integrated circuit product requirements at all stages of the product lifecycle. Early in the product lifecycle design features must be specified. Later in the lifecycle datasheet specifications must be determined and published to customers, and test specifications in manufacturing must be determined. The method includes acquiring data from a test vehicle, fitting the data to a copula-based statistical model using an appropriately programmed computer, and using the statistical model to compute producer- and customer-oriented figures of merit of a product, different from the test vehicle, using the appropriately programmed computer. Different size, fault tolerance schemes, test coverage, end-use (datasheet), and test condition specifications of the product may be modeled. The statistical model is a copula-based and so can take into account dependency among attributes of the product. The copula-based model has features, which enable significant computational efficiencies. | 08-01-2013 |

20130197874 | Systems and Methods for Phase Predictive Impedance Loss Model Calibration and Compensation - The systems and methods of the present disclosure calibrate impedance loss model parameters associated with an electrosurgical system having no external cabling or having external cabling with a fixed or known reactance, and obtain accurate electrical measurements of a tissue site by compensating for impedance losses associated with the transmission line of an electrosurgical device using the calibrated impedance loss model parameters. A computer system stores voltage and current sensor data for a range of different test loads and calculates sensed impedance values for each test load. The computer system then predicts a phase value for each load using each respective load impedance value. The computer system back calculates impedance loss model parameters including a source impedance parameter and a leakage impedance parameter based upon the voltage and current sensor data, the predicted phase values, and the impedance values of the test loads. | 08-01-2013 |

20140180655 | POLARIZATION RAY TRACING TENSOR METHOD - Polarization ray tracing for incoherent light uses a polarization ray trace tensor that can be expressed in local or global coordinates. Ray tracing through a plurality of optical elements or interactions can be performed by cascading polarization ray tracing tensors to obtain a combined polarization ray tracing tensor for the ray path. One or more polarization ray tracing tensors is applied to an input coherence matrix to obtain an output coherence matrix. Polarization ray tracing tensors can be defined based on optical surfaces, Mueller matrices, polarization ray tracing matrices, scattering functions, or other characteristics of optical interfaces and systems. | 06-26-2014 |

20150039278 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED MODEL CALIBRATION, SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS, AND OPTIMIZATION - The problem of model calibration is solved with an architecture for automatically managing interchangeable input parameters, interchangeable output objective functions, and interchangeable optimization methods. Prior to calibration, this architecture allows a user to quickly and easily eliminate the vast majority of input values and combinations, thus drastically simplifying the process of calibration (via simulation-based optimization). Embodiments of the subject invention can be used to provide an efficient and practical self-calibration method for computer models, having any number of input and output parameters. Users can adjust the selection of parameters to affect, and in some cases fully control, required computer run times for automated calibration. Beyond calibration, the same architecture can be effectively applied towards problems of sensitivity analysis and optimization. The subject invention has been successfully implemented in the context of traffic simulation | 02-05-2015 |

20100332201 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTIVE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE OF PROCESSING CHAMBERS - A method for assessing health status of a processing chamber is provided. The method includes executing a recipe. The method also includes receiving processing data from a set of sensors during execution of the recipe. The method further includes analyzing the processing data utilizing a set of multi-variate predictive models. The method yet also includes generating a set of component wear data values. The method yet further includes comparing the set of component wear data values against a set of useful life threshold ranges. The method moreover includes generating a warning if the set of component wear data values is outside of the set of useful life threshold ranges. | 12-30-2010 |

20100004905 | Facilities optimization method - The facilities optimization method utilizes Coulomb's law to model placement of facilities relative to a population using the facilities. The natural phenomenon of electrical charge attraction and repulsion can be used to model a wide variety of facility layout and planning problems. The physical phenomenon of charge interaction is simulated and used to effectively find a solution for a facilities supply-demand problem. Utilizing the charge model, problem solutions are naturally reached and are self-adjusting in response to parameter changes in the problem. A methodology for static, dynamic, elastic or inelastic demand is provided. The charge simulation approach supports any distance metric. The method always provides a solution regardless of the initial conditions used. The method provides high flexibility in choosing arbitrary demand and supply patterns. | 01-07-2010 |

20100004906 | Fluid Injection Management Method For Hydrocarbon Recovery - A method for controlling fluid injection parameters to improve well interactions and control hydrofracture geometries is provided. The method incorporates a systematic, transient analysis process for determining the formation effective displacement, stress and excess pore pressure field quantities at any depth within a stratified subterranean formation resulting from the subsurface injection of pressurized fluids. | 01-07-2010 |

20130211796 | Element Refinement Methods and Systems in Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) Based Finite Element Analysis - Systems and methods for refining ALE elements in a time-marching simulation are disclosed. A FEA model representing a physical domain is defined and used in a time-marching simulation that simulates physical phenomena of the physical domain. Certain ones of the ALE elements are refined upon detecting a user-defined triggering condition. Each of said certain ones of the ALE elements is refined into a number of child elements. When an ALE element contains more than one material, volume fractions representing respective materials are calculated in each of the child elements right after each refinement. At each advection phase, each donor maps its flux to one or more receptors. When a donor maps its flux to multiple receptors, each receptor calculates its own share of the flux from the donor. When the donor contains more than one material, each receptor must account for such situation. | 08-15-2013 |

20110004452 | METHOD FOR COMPENSATION OF RESPONSES FROM EDDY CURRENT PROBES - A method of inspecting a component using an eddy current array probe (ECAP) is provided. The method includes scanning a surface of the component with the ECAP, collecting, with the ECAP, a plurality of partial defect responses, transferring the plurality of partial defect responses to a processor, modeling the plurality of partial defect responses as mathematical functions based on at least one of a configuration of elements of the ECAP and a resolution of the elements, and producing a single maximum defect response from the plurality of partial defect responses. | 01-06-2011 |

20120265502 | METHOD FOR ESTIMATING POWER OUTAGES AND RESTORATION DURING NATURAL AND MAN-MADE EVENTS - A method of modeling electric supply and demand with a data processor in combination with a recordable medium, and for estimating spatial distribution of electric power outages and affected populations. A geographic area is divided into cells to form a matrix. Within the matrix, supply cells are identified as containing electric substations and demand cells are identified as including electricity customers. Demand cells of the matrix are associated with the supply cells as a function of the capacity of each of the supply cells and the proximity and/or electricity demand of each of the demand cells. The method includes estimating a power outage by applying disaster event prediction information to the matrix, and estimating power restoration using the supply and demand cell information of the matrix and standardized and historical restoration information. | 10-18-2012 |

20120245909 | DATA-BASED MODELS FOR PREDICTING AND OPTIMIZING SCREW EXTRUDERS AND/OR EXTRUSION PROCESSES - The present invention relates to the technical field of screw extruders and the optimization of screw extruders and extrusion processes. The subject matter of the present invention is a method for optimizing the geometry of screw extruders and for optimizing extrusion processes. The subject matter of the present invention is also a method for producing screw extruders. The subject matter of the present invention is also a computer system and a computer program product with which the methods according to the invention can be performed. | 09-27-2012 |

20120245908 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE STRESS FREE TEMPERATURE OF THE RAIL AND/OR THE TRACK RESISTANCE - A method and device for determining at least a first parameter of a track. The method includes providing a first track geometry quality data associated to at least one point along a rail at a first temperature, providing a second track geometry quality data associated to at least one point at a second temperature, and describing a difference between the first and second track geometry quality data using a model. The model relates the first and second track geometry quality data with associated temperatures to stress free temperature and/or track resistance, and estimates the stress free temperature and/or track resistance in at least one point based on the model. | 09-27-2012 |

20140343907 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BUILDING AT LEAST ONE AIRCRAFT GUIDELINE IN AN AIRPORT NAVIGATION NETWORK - This building method concerns building of at least one aircraft guideline in an airport navigation network. The navigation network includes a plurality of polygons and is associated with an airport area including taxiways, each guideline connecting two distinct sides of a corresponding polygon, the navigation network being configured to be stored in a memory of a computer system. The method is implemented by a computer and includes the following steps creating nodes at each intersection between an existing guideline and a side of a corresponding polygon, or at the middle of a side shared by two polygons when no guideline is secant with said side, detecting at least one pair of nodes not connected by a guideline, computing, for each detected pair of nodes, a guideline in the form of a polynomial curve, and storing the computed guidelines in the memory of the computer system. | 11-20-2014 |

20140163941 | Activation of a Motion System - The invention relates to a method for activating a motion system of a simulator provided for simulating motion and/or acceleration values, wherein at least one acceleration value ( | 06-12-2014 |

20140249785 | MODELING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR - A relational event history is determined based on a data set, where the relational event history includes a set of relational events that occurred in time among a set of actors. Data is populated in a probability model based on the relational event history, where the probability model is formulated as a series of conditional probabilities that correspond to a set of sequential decisions by an actor for each relational event, the probability model including one or more statistical parameters and corresponding statistics that relate to one or more of senders of relational events, modes of relational events, topics of relational events, or recipients of relational events. A baseline communications behavior for the relational event history is determined, the baseline including a first set of values for the one or more statistical parameters, and departures from the baseline communications behavior are determined. | 09-04-2014 |

20140249786 | MACHINES FOR EMULATING MACHINES - Emulator computer program machines including an emulator module are disclosed. A machine includes a computer usable medium having computer readable program code for emulating a process of a machine having actuators and mechanical elements. The computer readable program code includes computer readable code instructions configured to display a graphical user interface having input fields corresponding to the actuators and mechanical elements, and to display a graphical representation of output response data of the machine using inputted parameters. Computer readable code instructions for receiving a plurality of parameters inputted into the plurality of input fields, and for emulating a mechanical operation of the machine using the plurality of parameters inputted into the plurality of input fields by simulating the programmable logic controller code are included. Output response data based on an emulation of the mechanical operation of the machine is generated and displayed. | 09-04-2014 |

20140088938 | Prespacetime model of elementary particles, four forces and consciousness - A prespacetime model of elementary particles, four forces and consciousness has been formulated, which illustrates how the self-referential hierarchical spin structure of the prespacetime provides a foundation for creating, sustaining and causing evolution of elementary particles through matrixing processes embedded in said prespacetime. The prespacetime model reveals the creation, sustenance and evolution of fermions, bosons and spinless entities each comprised of an external wave function or external object and an internal wave function or internal object located respectively in an external world and internal world of a dual-world universe. The prespacetime model provides a unified causal structure for weak interaction, strong interaction, electromagnetic interaction, gravitational interaction, quantum entanglement, consciousness and brain function. The prespacetime model provides a unique tool for teaching, demonstration, rendering, and experimentation related to subatomic and atomic structures and interactions, quantum entanglement generation, gravitational mechanisms in cosmology, structures and mechanisms of consciousness, and brain functions. | 03-27-2014 |

20140088937 | Methods of Predicting The Probability of Modulation of Transcript Levels By RNAI Compounds - The present invention provides a method for determining the probability that an RNAi compound modulates the expression level of a gene using a linear regression model. The present invention also provides a method for determining the probabilities that an RNAi compound modulates the expression levels of each gene in a set of genes of interest using the linear regression model. The present invention provides a method for determining the seed-sequence-dependent signature size of an RNAi compound using the linear regression model. The invention provides a method for identifying genes having seed-sequence-dependent silencing effect by an siRNA using the linear regression model. The invention further provides a method for selecting from a plurality of siRNAs one or more siRNAs with higher silencing efficacy, specificity and diversity in silencing a target gene in an organism. The invention also provides a method for determining the coefficients of the above linear regression model. | 03-27-2014 |

20140088936 | CATALYTIC ZONES IN CONTINUOUS CATALYTIC REACTORS - A method including converting a predetermined number of catalytic zones into a number of finite elements, where the number of finite elements include a number of collocation points represented by a number of mathematical roots in an algebraic system, modeling a catalyst volume including a length of a continuous reactor to have the predetermined number of catalytic zones, representing the first ordinary differential equation, second ordinary differential equation, and third ordinary differential equations in the algebraic system, and performing orthogonal collocation on the number of finite elements in the algebraic system while simultaneously varying at least one of the first number of polynomials and simultaneously varying a percentage of active catalyst and a length of each of the predetermined number of catalytic zones in the second number of polynomials to obtain the mass flow rate of the product for the given chemical reactions. | 03-27-2014 |

20160019325 | System and Method of Recovering Lagrange Multipliers in Modal Dynamic Analysis - Modal dynamic analysis for finite element models (FEMs) that include Lagrange multipliers may generate incorrect stress and reaction forces. Thus, embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for performing a modal analysis that corrects these errors. One such embodiment begins by providing a FEM, the FEM is employed in a modal analysis modeling stress and reaction forces of the FEM using Lagrange multipliers. Next, a correction term is calculated. Then, the method concludes by modifying (and thus improving) the modal analysis using the correction term to alter the Lagrange multipliers. | 01-21-2016 |

20160019324 | ANALYSIS AND SHARING OF CUSTOM DEFINED COMPUTATION MODELS AND EXPERIMENTAL DATA - The present application relates to systems, methods, and computer program products for analyzing or simulating a mathematical model. A mathematical model analysis computer system may generate a simulation of a mathematical model including one or more model equations based on the model equations and a parameter set. The one or more model equations may include at least a differential equation and/or at least one closed form equation. The one or more model equations may not be written in a syntax particular to a specific programming language. The one or more model equations may include one or more parameters. The parameter set may include a parameter value for each of the one or more parameters from a device remote from the computer. The mathematical model analysis computer system may generate simulation results including a plot of the model simulation and a dataset that includes experimental data related to the model. | 01-21-2016 |

20110046930 | Computer Implemented Method for Modelizing A Nuclear Reactor Core and a Corresponding Computer Program Product - A computer implemented method for modelizing a nuclear reactor core, including the steps of: partitioning the core in cubes to constitute nodes of a grid for computer implemented calculation, calculating neutron flux by using an iterative solving procedure of at least one eigensystem, the components of an iterant of the eigensystem corresponding either to a neutron flux, to a neutron outcurrent or to a neutron incurrent, for a respective cube to be calculated. | 02-24-2011 |

20110046929 | Method and apparatus for detecting nonlinear distortion in the vibrational response of a structure for use as an indicator of possible structural damage - Apparatus and method for analyzing data collected from a physical structure for purposes of damage detection or structural health monitoring. The invention attempts to detect signs of nonlinear distortion, which is known to result from most forms of structural damage. The invention uses generic models that can be adjusted to fit arbitrary data to explore the relationship between data sets collected from different locations on or near the physical structure and to capture and detect nonlinearity with those models when it exists in the structural dynamics. | 02-24-2011 |

20140249782 | DYNAMIC POWER PREDICTION WITH PIN ATTRIBUTE DATA MODEL - Systems and methods are provided for modeling the power consumption of intellectual property (IP) components of a chip by defining how individual pins operate in a particular application. A method is provided for performing a power analysis of an IP design. The method includes generating an activity map that reflects power attributes for each pin that impacts power in the IP design. The method also includes generating specific activity assertions based on the power attributes and chip level usage information for the IP design. The method further includes using a computing device to perform the power analysis using the specific activity assertions. | 09-04-2014 |

20120265501 | GENERATION OF OCCUPANT ACTIVITIES BASED ON RECORDED OCCUPANT BEHAVIOR - A method and apparatus for simulating occupant behavior in buildings may be used to predict the energy use of a building structure. The activities of actual building occupants are recorded and provided as an input to the occupant behavior simulation. The occupant behavior simulation generates simulated occupant schedules with similar behavioral patterns. An arbitrary set of factors can be used to select plausible activity types, durations, and numbers of participants during an occupant behavior simulation. The simulated occupant schedules may then be incorporated into a building performance simulation to help architects predict the energy demand associated with different building design options. | 10-18-2012 |

20100010787 | PLATELET THROMBUS FORMATION SIMULATOR - A platelet thrombus formation simulator, said simulator equipped with the following means: | 01-14-2010 |

20130346035 | EVALUATING FLUID FLOW IN A WELLBORE - Techniques for evaluating a fluid flow through a wellbore include identifying an input characterizing a fluid flow through a wellbore; identifying an input characterizing a geometry of the wellbore; generating a model of the wellbore based on the inputs characterizing the fluid flow and the geometry of the wellbore; simulating the fluid flow through the wellbore based on evaluating the model with a numerical method that determines fluid flow conditions at a first boundary location uphole and adjacent to a perforation of a plurality of perforations in the wellbore and at a second boundary location downhole and adjacent to the perforation; and preparing, based on the fluid flow conditions determined with the numerical method, an output associated with the simulated fluid flow through the wellbore for display to a user. | 12-26-2013 |

20140249784 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS IN MODELING BLOOD FLOW CHARACTERISTICS - Embodiments include systems and methods for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. A method includes receiving patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's vasculature; creating an anatomic model representing at least a portion of the patient's vasculature based on the patient-specific data; and creating a computational model of a blood flow characteristic based on the anatomic model. The method also includes identifying one or more of an uncertain parameter, an uncertain clinical variable, and an uncertain geometry; modifying a probability model based on one or more of the identified uncertain parameter, uncertain clinical variable, or uncertain geometry; determining a blood flow characteristic within the patient's vasculature based on the anatomic model and the computational model of the blood flow characteristic of the patient's vasculature; and calculating, based on the probability model and the determined blood flow characteristic, a sensitivity of the determined fractional flow reserve to one or more of the identified uncertain parameter, uncertain clinical variable, or uncertain geometry. | 09-04-2014 |

20150317459 | METHOD TO CALCULATE FREE ENERGIES - A method to calculate free energies in molecular simulations is described. The coordinates of the molecules (and possibly the atoms) and the interactions are usually given as an input or auto-generated. The free energy difference/s between the original system/s and the system/s with possibly some of the energy terms partly or fully relaxed is calculated by simulating intermediate systems that interpolate between them. The free energy associated with the atoms in which the coupling energy terms are usually totally relaxed, in one possible context will cancel out and in another possible context will be directly calculated. These free energy values can be used to calculate free energies or relative free energies of processes such as (but not limited to) solvation, binding and chemical reactions or free energy difference between states and more. | 11-05-2015 |

20130054208 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING RUBBER MATERIAL - A method for simulating a rubber material comprises a step of setting a rubber material model modeled on a rubber material including rubber, silica, and an interface bonding agent to bond them with numerically analyzable elements; a step of calculating deformation by setting conditions in the rubber material model; and a step of acquiring needed physical quantity from the deformation calculation. The rubber material model ( | 02-28-2013 |

20130054209 | Modeling Method of SPICE Model Series of SOI FET - The present invention provides a modeling method of a SPICE model series of a Silicon On Insulator (SOI) Field Effect Transistor (FET), where auxiliary devices are designed and fabricated, electrical property data is measured, intermediate data is obtained, model parameters are extracted based on the intermediate data, a SPICE model of an SOI FET of a floating structure is established, model parameters are extracted by using the intermediate data and data of the auxiliary devices, a macro model is complied, and a SPICE model of an SOI FET of a body leading-out structure is established. The modeling method provided in the present invention takes an influence of a parasitic transistor of a leading-out part in a body leading-out structure into consideration, and model series established by using the method can more accurately reflect actual operating conditions and electrical properties of the SOI FET of a body leading-out structure and the SOI FET of a floating structure, thereby improving fitting effects of the models. | 02-28-2013 |

20130054210 | Method for Determining BSIMSOI4 DC Model Parameters - The present invention provides a method for determining BSIMSOI4 Direct Current (DC) model parameters, where a plurality of Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) devices of a body leading-out structure and of different sizes, and a plurality of MOSFET devices of a floating structure and of different sizes are provided; Id-Vg-Vp, Id/Ip-Vd-Vg, Ig-Vg-Vd, Ig-Vp, Ip-Vg-vd, Is/Id-Vp, and Id/Ip-Vp-Vd properties of all the MOSFET devices of a body leading-out structure, and Id-Vg-Vp, Id-Vd-Vg, and Ig-Vg-Vd properties of all the MOSFET devices of a floating structure are measured; electrical property curves without a self-heating effect of each MOSFET device of a body leading-out structure and each MOSFET device of a floating structure are obtained; and then DC parameters of a BSIMSOI4 model are successively extracted according to specific steps. In the present invention, proper test curves are successively selected according to model equations, and various kinds of parameters are successively determined, thereby accurately and effectively extracting the DC parameters of the BSIMSOI4 model. | 02-28-2013 |

20160132617 | Target Analyte Detection and Quantification in Sample Gases With Complex Background Compositions - Background composition concentration data representative of an actual background composition of a sample gas can be used to model absorption spectroscopy measurement data obtained for a gas sample and to correct an analysis of the absorption spectroscopy data (e.g. for structural interference and collisional broadening) based on the modeling. | 05-12-2016 |

20090271158 | ARCHITECTURE FOR AUTOMATING ANALYTICAL VIEW OF BUSINESS APPLICATIONS - The present invention provides an architecture for obtaining an analytical view of data. The invention includes a model service component for receiving an indication of a first object model and generating a dimensional model and a second object model from the first object model. The second object model is analytical in that it preserves relationships identified in the dimensional model, but allows the user to obtain information in terms of objects instead of specifying the data in terms of the dimensional model. The architecture also includes a navigational component that allows a user to navigate from the second object model to underlying data represented by the first object model. | 10-29-2009 |

20090271157 | SURVIVABILITY MISSION MODELER - A method of determining survivability is disclosed. The method can include selecting a mission scenario and providing data associated with the scenario as input to a plurality of low-level modeling tools each associated with a corresponding spectrum, and performing a spectral analysis of the selected scenario using each of the low-level modeling tools for the corresponding spectrum. The method can also include generating an event probability matrix for each analyzed spectrum based on the output of the low-level model, the event probability matrix including a probability of detection, a probability of tracking, and a probability of engagement for each of a plurality of mission scenario reference points. Using the event probability matrix as input, a constructive analysis can be performed using a high-level simulation system configured to simulate actual event occurrence for a specific run of the mission scenario and a probability of survival based on a result of the constructive analysis can be determined. A report of the probability of survival, as well as other statistics relevant to operational performance and/or survivability can be provided as output. | 10-29-2009 |

20110119036 | Method and apparatus for modeling memristor devices - A method and apparatus for modeling the characteristics of memristor devices. The invention provides methods and an apparatus for accurately characterizing the linear and non-linear Lissajous current-voltage behavior of actual memristor devices and incorporating such behavior into the resultant model. The invention produces a model that is adaptable to large scale memristor device simulations. | 05-19-2011 |

20130041637 | THREE DIMENSIONAL MODEL METHOD BASED ON COMBINATION OF GROUND BASED IMAGES AND IMAGES TAKEN FROM ABOVE - A three dimensional model method based on combination of ground based images and images taken from above. An existing 3D model based on images taken from above is matched with images taken from ground level. All images including information about position and attitudes of the camera when the images from ground level and the images taken from above were taken and direction of each pixel. The method offers an automatically carried out imaging solving or at least mitigating occlusion problems. | 02-14-2013 |

20130041636 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMPARING VERTICAL AXIS TURBINE ARRAYS AND PROVIDING CONFIGURATIONS THEREOF - A method for providing potential flow elements including a vortex to capture rotation of a turbine, a dipole to capture a blockage effect of the turbine, a sink to capture extracted energy from wind by the turbine, and a source to capture recovery of flow due to inflow from around the turbine is described. Methods for providing configurations of a VAWT array based on a desired attribute of the array, using a low-order model when the array is subject to physical constraints are also described. | 02-14-2013 |

20130041633 | HEAT FRONT CAPTURE IN THERMAL RECOVERY SIMULATIONS OF HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS - A numerical procedure is disclosed to improve the prediction of heat fronts when simulating hot fluid injection in viscous hydrocarbon reservoirs. The mathematical model is composed of the conventional governing equations that describe multiphase fluid flow and energy balance. The reservoir geometry can be partitioned into a regular Cartesian grid or an irregular corner-point geometry grid. The numerical procedure uses the finite different (FD) method to solve the flow equations and the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method to solve the energy balance equation. The proposed FD-DG method is an alternative to the traditional solution procedure that uses the FD method to solve both the flow and the energy equations. The traditional method has the deficiency that it may require excessive number of grid cells to achieve acceptable resolution of the heat fronts. The proposed FD-DG method significantly reduces numerical dispersion near discontinuities in the solution of the energy equation and therefore provides a better capture of the heat fronts. To obtain a desired accuracy in the energy equation solution, the FD-DG method can be orders of magnitude faster than the traditional method. The superiority of the FD-DG method is that it converges on coarser grids while the traditional method requires much finer grids. | 02-14-2013 |

20130046518 | MULTITHREADED PHYSICS ENGINE WITH IMPULSE PROPAGATION - A circuit arrangement and method implement impulse propagation in a multithreaded physics engine by assigning ownership of objects in a scene to individual threads and propagating impulses between objects that are in contact with one another by passing inter-thread impulse messages between the threads that own the contacting objects, while locally propagating impulses through objects using the threads to which such objects are assigned. | 02-21-2013 |

20130046520 | ADAPTIVE MULTIPLE SHOOTING OPTIMIZATION METHOD FOR DETERMINING OPTIMAL SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES - Disclosed herein is a method for determining a trajectory for a transfer of a spacecraft from a starting space body to a target space body with respect to a given central space body, wherein the determined trajectory is optimal with respect to a given space mission requirement to be met by the transfer of the spacecraft. The method comprises providing, according to the Pontryagin maximum principle, a physical-mathematical model relating model quantities and physical quantities representing the transfer of the spacecraft with respect to the given central space body. | 02-21-2013 |

20150039276 | Systems and Methods for Estimating Fluid Breakthrough Times at Producing Well Locations - Systems and methods for estimating fluid breakthrough times at producing well locations based on fluid propagation simulation. | 02-05-2015 |

20140343904 | METHOD FOR DESIGNING LENS - A method for designing a lens is disclosed. A curve of a light incident face of the lens is defined by a formula of Y | 11-20-2014 |

20160026741 | CALCULATING DEVICE, CALCULATION METHOD, AND CALCULATION PROGRAM - A calculating device including; a controller configured to execute, for a multicore processor, a first calculation process of calculating a first performance value of a first code executed by the first core and including a first access instruction by executing a first simulation, a second calculation process of calculating a second performance value of a second code executed by the second core and including a second access instruction by executing a second simulation, a synchronization process of synchronizing the first and the second simulations when the first access instruction is executed in the first simulation, and a correction process of correcting the first performance value, by executing a third simulation to simulate an operation of the cache memory when the first core accesses the main memory through the cache memory in accordance with the first access instruction, after the synchronization by the synchronization process. | 01-28-2016 |

20140343905 | VORTICITY-REFINEMENT BASED NUMERICAL METHOD FOR SIMULATING AIRCRAFT WING-TIP VORTEX FLOWS - The present invention relates a numerical method to simulate the incompressible wing-tip vortex flows. This method is called Vorticity-Refinement, which refines the added vorticity as two different forms of force multiplied by two different factors to counteract the numerical diffusions in the numerical solutions by utilizing the high-order spatial discretization and improving the stability and convergence of the governing equations for incompressible flows. | 11-20-2014 |

20120185223 | CIRCUIT SIMULATION MODEL OF CAPACITOR, CONSTRUCTING METHOD OF SIMULATION MODEL, METHOD OF CIRCUIT SIMULATION, CIRCUIT SIMULATOR - Provided is a circuit simulation model that can suitably represent capacitor characteristics, thereby realizing accurate circuit design and circuit analysis. A SPICE model is constituted of a capacitor unit in which a capacitor is replaced with a linear voltage dependent current source, a low-pass filter unit that has a function of extracting a DC bias voltage, a calculation circuit unit that is configured by combining an adder, a multiplier, and the like to perform a calculation of a circuit equation derived from an equivalent circuit for a capacitor such as an idealized C circuit model, an RC circuit model, or the like, and a linear voltage dependent voltage source that applies a total voltage applied across the capacitor to the calculation circuit. | 07-19-2012 |

20120185220 | DETERMINING SLUG CATCHER SIZE USING SIMPLIFIED MULTIPHASE FLOW MODELS - An integrated workflow to determine slug catcher size in a pipeline network of an oilfield using successive steady-state and/or simplified transient simulation such that a comprehensive analysis is automatically performed in a short amount of time. In particular, the workflow simultaneously considers several scenarios such that the most limiting case can be used to determine the slug catcher size. Further, the limiting operational parameters that impose the most limiting case may be constrained by the user to mitigate the worst case slug catcher size requirement. Based on the short computation time required, the workflow may be executed iteratively to adjust the constraint while a final slug catcher size is selected by the user. The final slug catcher size is then implemented in the production system with the final constraint included in the operational plan of the production system. | 07-19-2012 |

20140172381 | METHOD FOR MODELING AN EXUDATE ON A SUBSTRATE - Methods of using computer based models for simulating the physical behavior of bodily exudates with absorbent articles. | 06-19-2014 |

20160025894 | QUANTIFYING A RESERVOIR VOLUME AND PUMP PRESSURE LIMIT - Methods for computer modelling of a pressure transient behavior after shut-in and during fall-off of an injection event are provided to provide estimates of stimulated reservoir volume, formation permeability, stress contrast across the target and adjacent zones, fracture dimensions, fracture beyond the target zone, and pump pressure limits for maintaining fractures within the target zone, especially in fractured tight reservoirs. | 01-28-2016 |

20120029891 | Methods for Predicting Stability and Melting Temperatures of Nucleic Acid Duplexes - The present invention provides methods that more accurately predict melting temperatures for duplex oligomers. The invented methods predict the T | 02-02-2012 |

20120029890 | APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DESIGNING OR OPTIMIZING A COLUMN FOR A SEPARATION PROCESS - A method of designing or optimizing a column for a separation process includes the computer implemented steps of, in a digital processor, providing vapor-side and liquid-side mass transfer coefficient expressions and a mass transfer area expression relevant for a subject column, the vapor-side and liquid-side mass transfer coefficient expressions and the mass transfer area expression having been derived from defining a column average height equivalent to a theoretical plate | 02-02-2012 |

20130066607 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING DEFORMATION OF RUBBER COMPOUND WITH FILLER PARTICLES - A method for simulating deformation of rubber compound with filler particles, comprises the following steps: by the use of a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), data of STEM images of the rubber compound are acquired; based on the data of the STEM images, a dataset of a three-dimensional structure of the rubber compound is reconstructed; based on the dataset of the three-dimensional structure of the rubber compound, a finite element model of the rubber compound is generated so that the model comprises a domain of a rubber component divided into a finite number of elements, and domains of the filler particles each divided into a finite number of elements; on the elements of the rubber component, the stress dependence on strain rate of the rubber component is defined; and based on the finite element model, a simulation of deformation of the rubber compound is carried out. | 03-14-2013 |

20130066606 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING DEFORMATION OF RUBBER COMPOUND - A method for simulating deformation of rubber compound including silica particles and an interfacial coupling agent therefor is disclosed. Using a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), data of STEM images of the rubber compound are acquired. Based on the STEM image data, a dataset of a 3D structure of the rubber compound is reconstructed. Based on the dataset, a model of the rubber compound is generated. Using the model on which conditions are defined, a deformation calculation is made and a physical quantity is acquired. The rubber compound model comprises a rubber component model, silica particle models and interface models surrounding the silica particle models and defined as being harder than the rubber component model. | 03-14-2013 |

20130066604 | COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR CREATING A MODEL OF A TECHNICAL SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method for creating a model of a technical system is provided. The model includes at least two model components of a same class, and each model component has at least one input and/or at least one output. Links are established between the inputs and the outputs of the model components. At least one first selection of inputs and/or outputs of at least one of the model components is made, and at least one additional, second selection of inputs and/or outputs of at least one of the model components is made, and the inputs and/or the outputs of the first selection are displayed in list form in a first column of a display, and the inputs and/or the outputs of the second selection are displayed in list form in a second column of the display. | 03-14-2013 |

20140067342 | PARTICLE TRACKING IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS - A method of tracking and inferring the underlying dynamics of a tagged molecule in a living cell may include receiving an ordered data set of time-valued location observations of the molecule, dividing the data set into time windows, and assigning a stochastic differential equation (SDE) model to each of the time windows with a set of parameters. The method may also include fitting the SDE models assigned to each of the plurality of time windows using likelihood-based techniques, and determining an initial value for each parameter. The method may further include fitting the set of parameters for each of the SDE models using a nonlinear maximum likelihood estimation search, applying an optimization routine to generate a set of computed parameters, determining whether the computed parameters are valid using goodness-of-fit tests, and determining whether each of the SDE models is valid based on the goodness-of-fit-tests. | 03-06-2014 |

20130231903 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A GEOLOGICAL MODEL HONORING HORIZONS AND FAULTS - A system and method for modeling a subsurface structure. Data representing a configuration of faults, horizons, and/or unconformities may be transformed to a depositional model comprising cells representing an estimated configuration of subsurface structure at a depositional time period when the subsurface structure was formed. Groups of cells in the depositional model may be divided into sub-meshes using iso-surfaces, where one set of iso-surfaces may represent the horizons at the depositional time period. The sub-meshes may be divided into one or more parts using the transformed geological data representing an estimated depositional configuration of the faults. For each group of cells in each sub-mesh part, the group of cells in the sub-mesh part may be represented by a single polyhedron. The polyhedrons may be transformed to generate a current model to represent the current configuration of the faults and horizons using transformed polyhedrons. | 09-05-2013 |

20120041727 | METHOD, COMPUTER-ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM AND SYSTEMS FOR SCORE-DRIVEN WHOLE-GENOME SHOTGUN SEQUENCE ASSEMBLE - Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to methods, computer-accessible medium and systems for assembling haplotype and/or genotype sequences of at least one genome, which can be based upon, e.g., consistent layouts of short sequence reads and long-range genome related data. For example, a processing arrangement can be configured to perform a procedure including, e.g., obtaining randomly located short sequence reads, using at least one score function in combination with constraints based on, e.g., the long range data, generating a layout of randomly located short sequence reads such that the layout is globally optimal with respect to the score function, obtained through searching coupled with score and constraint dependent pruning to determine the globally optimal layout substantially satisfying the constraints, generating a whole and/or a part of a genome wide haplotype sequence and/or genotype sequence, and converting a globally optimal layout into one or more consensus sequences. | 02-16-2012 |

20110231170 | ESTIMATION OF LITHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF A GEOLOGICAL ZONE - A method of estimating lithologic properties of a geological zone represented by a grid, in which method facies are allocated to the nodes of the grid by sequential stochastic simulation. For a target node (x | 09-22-2011 |

20110231169 | System and Method for Remotely Analyzing Machine Performance - Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise obtaining and analyzing data from at least one discrete machine, automatically determining relationships related to the data, taking corrective action to improve machine operation and/or maintenance, automatically and heuristically predicting a failure associated with the machine and/or recommending preventative maintenance in advance of the failure, and/or automating and analyzing mining shovels, etc. | 09-22-2011 |

20110231168 | METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FLEXIBLE MECHATRONIC SYSTEM - A method for producing a flexible mechatronic system includes: a step of modeling the system by a mesh including a given combination of elementary blocks, each block being formed of a predefined assemblage of segments representing elementary beams, the mesh including at least one active block controllable by means of a control signal; a step of simulating the behavior of a terminal node of the model in open-loop response to a control signal; a step of characterizing said response by at least one static mechanical criterion and at least one numerical criterion representative of the decay of the resonance spikes of the response as a function of frequency. The above steps may be repeated. The method further includes a step of selecting a design as a function of the criteria defined in the characterization step, the system being produced on the basis of the selected model. | 09-22-2011 |

20110231167 | Inspection Apparatus and Associated Method and Monitoring and Control System - A method, a lithographic apparatus, and a computer-readable medium provide a model of a metrology tool to determine a measurement error and/or covariance of particular parameters, such as the critical dimension and the sidewall angle, of a number of targets, such as gratings. The model can include at least one measurement error source. The method can include using a metrology tool to measure each target and using the model to determine the measurement error of the measured parameters of the particular target when measured by said metrology tool. The value of the measured parameter along with the corresponding measurement error is then determined in the metrology tool output for each particular target, and can be used in exposure focus and dose control in a lithographic process. | 09-22-2011 |

20110231165 | CIRCUIT SIMULATOR AND METHOD OF DESIGNING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - According to the embodiments, an impact ionization current is calculated based on a drain transverse electric field calculation formula in which a saturated source-drain voltage is given by a function of a source-gate voltage and a source-drain voltage. | 09-22-2011 |

20100185421 | Method and Apparatus for Pictorial Representation of an Algebraic Expression - A method and apparatus for pictorially representing an algebraic expression. The method includes receiving an algebraic expression, displaying a pictorial representation of the algebraic expression, and determining the correct mathematical answer to the algebraic expression. | 07-22-2010 |

20100185420 | COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR COMPUTING THE MOTION OF SOLID PARTICLES IN FLUID - The present invention provides a method of computing the motion of solid particles suspended in a fluid comprising: preparing and storing a background flow database containing an inverse evolution matrix and a background field for a given unperturbed computational flow; inputting position and orientation of suspended solid particles; determining projector matrices based on the position and orientation of the suspended solid particles; retrieving reduced space background matrices from the background flow database containing the inverse evolution matrix and the background field for the given unperturbed computational flow; preparing perturbation matrices; and calculating velocity and angular velocity of the suspended solid particles based on the reduced space background matrices and the perturbation matrices. | 07-22-2010 |

20120010861 | Method for optimal selecting LED light sources and implementing full spectrum light - A method for optimal selecting light-emitting diode (LED) light sources for full spectrum lighting is disclosed. The optimal selecting method includes the following steps: gathering a plurality of spectral power distributions corresponding to LED light sources; arranging the spectral power distributions to obtain a matrix A corresponding to the LED light sources; calculating a reconstructed coefficient, which is a least-square approximation of the matrix with respect to a spectral power distribution of a CIE standard illuminant; and selecting a best combination of the LED light sources according to the reconstructed coefficient. An LED light source assembly is also disclosed. | 01-12-2012 |

20140350900 | SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF AND COMPUTING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SIMULATION SYSTEM - In a simulation system and method thereof, the simulation includes, when a function value for a nominal point (NP) of an input is a first value, running a first simulation on the input; and when the function value for the NP of the input is a second value different from the first value, running a second simulation on the input. Here, the running of the second simulation may include (a) setting a boundary of an input distribution for the second value as a first distribution value, (b) generating input samples within the set boundary of the input distribution, (c) obtaining a worst case point (WCP) for the input by performing machine learning on the generated input samples, and (d) repeatedly performing the steps (a) to (c) while shifting the boundary of the input distribution until the boundary of the input distribution reaches a minimum critical value. | 11-27-2014 |

20090306944 | DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING AND SUPPLYING A DRUG DOSE - The invention relates to a device for use in the clinical/therapeutical field for the patient-individual optimization of the dosage and/or the dosage scheme of a drug based on rational, mathematical models which take into consideration possible physiological variations that are due to the illness or other particularities of the patient and the interaction with co-drugs that are administered at times close to each other. The invention also relates to the supply of said drug dose by means of a dosage device. | 12-10-2009 |

20110015903 | Method of Searching for Positions to Place Control Rods with Crack in a Boiling Water Reactor Core - Disclosed is a method of searching for positions to place control rods with crack in a boiling water reactor core. When a control rod is broken in a nuclear reactor core, it is determined whether the smallest cold shut-down margin meets the regulations of the laws. Positions meeting the regulations of the laws are found to place control rods that might be broken but are still in operation in the reactor core. After the cold shut-down margins are confirmed, the critical safety is determined to avoid the risk of not being able to shut down the reactor core when urgent shut-down is needed. | 01-20-2011 |

20110015906 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION - In a method for determining a coefficient of friction between a motor vehicle tire of a motor vehicle and the surface of a roadway, a first coefficient of friction parameter (μ | 01-20-2011 |

20160132657 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING PHYSIOLOGICAL COMPUTATIONS - A system for noninvasively determining at least one physiological characteristic of a patient may include at least one computer system configured to, using a three-dimensional surface mesh model created using patient-specific imaging data, create a three-dimensional combined surface and volume mesh model, including at least a first model portion that has a different spatial resolution than at least a second model portion. The computer system may be further configured to input the three-dimensional surface and volume mesh model into a fluid simulation system and determine a measurement of the physiological characteristic, using the fluid simulation system. | 05-12-2016 |

20160132625 | Method and System for Calculating Model Parameters for a Capacitor to be Modelled - Method for calculating model parameters for a capacitor to be modelled, the method comprising the following steps of: incorporating the capacitor to be modelled into a DC to DC converter with at least a first switching element; connecting a resistive load between the output terminals; applying an input voltage to the input terminals of the converter; controlling the first switching element in accordance with a frequency and duty cycle in order to obtain a current varying periodically in time through the capacitor to be modelled; measuring at least a first quantity representative of the current through the capacitor and at least a second quantity representative of the voltage across the capacitor; determining on the basis of the measured first and second quantities at least one current value for the current through the capacitor and at least one voltage value for the voltage across the capacitor. | 05-12-2016 |

20160132622 | CONVERSION OF GEOMETRIC ENTITIES OF 1D ELEMENTS IN A FEM FROM A SOURCE FEA TOOL FORMAT TO A DESTINATION FEA TOOL FORMAT - System and method of converting geometric entities of 1D elements in a finite element model (FEM) from a source finite element analysis (FEA) tool format to a destination FEA tool format is disclosed. In one embodiment, coordinates of all the geometric entities associated with each 1D element in the FEM are transformed from the source FEA tool format to a global coordinate system. The geometric entities of the ID elements in the FEM are then converted from the source FEA tool format to the destination FEA tool format using the transformed coordinates of all the geometric entities associated with each 1D element. | 05-12-2016 |

20160132621 | SIMULATION APPARATUS, SIMULATION METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM HAVING SIMULATION PROGRAM - A simulation apparatus includes an 1D analysis unit which performs a low-dimensional fluid-flow analysis of material in an arithmetic object field of a kneading device, based on setting information including physical property of the material, and configuration data and an operation condition of the kneading device for kneading the material, an area selection unit which receives selection of an object area as an object of a high-dimensional fluid-flow analysis in the arithmetic object field, and a 3D analysis unit which extracts physical quantities of the material relating to the object area, based on a result of the low-dimensional fluid-flow analysis, and performs a high-dimensional fluid-flow analysis of the material in the object area, based on the extracted physical quantities and the setting information. | 05-12-2016 |

20120310608 | Method for Scheduling Power Generators Based on Optimal Configurations and Approximate Dynamic Programming - A unit commitment problem is solved for a set of generators with a set of configurations having a set of 2 | 12-06-2012 |

20110046932 | Computer Implemented Method for Modelizing a Nuclear Reactor Core and a Corresponding Computer Program Product - A computer implemented method for modelizing a nuclear reactor core, includes the steps of: partitioning the core in cubes to constitute nodes of a grid for computer implemented calculation, calculating neutron flux by using an iterative solving procedure of at least one eigensystem, the components of an iterant of the eigensystem corresponding either to a neutron flux, to a neutron outcurrent or to a neutron incurrent, for a respective cube to be calculated. | 02-24-2011 |

20110015905 | ALGORITHM FOR THE EFFICIENT CALCULATION OF MULTIPLE FIBER GROUP MATERIALS WITHIN A SPECIFIED FEM - A method for calculating multi-directional composites in FEM simulations for designing a high pressure tank. The method starts by reading data for the simulation including fiber orientation and composite material properties. Then, for every FEM element, the method calculates the stiffness of directional plies and converts the calculated stiffness into a local coordinate system for each ply. The method then calculates the stiffness of packets of fiber orientations as a layer set-up. The method then calculates engineering constants for the layer set-up and the equivalents for the stress limit for the layer set-up. The method then uses the engineering constants to calculate the stresses on the FEM elements and determines whether the calculated stress is above a predetermined stress limit for each element. If the calculated stress is above the stress limit, then the algorithm switches to a complex calculation of stress that calculates the stress for each ply. | 01-20-2011 |

20120226484 | CALCULATION SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A calculation simulation system which performs a calculation simulation using computing resources includes: a simulation condition setting unit that sets simulation conditions based on input from a user; a calculation simulation performing unit that performs the calculation simulation; a simulation result storage unit that stores already-performed simulation conditions, simulation results, and performance records; and a simulation function performing unit that provides the already-performed simulation results, if the simulation conditions input by the user are the same as the already-performed simulation conditions. Further, the calculation simulation performing unit performs calculation simulation using the computing resources under the simulation conditions input by the user, if the simulation conditions input by the user are different from the already-performed simulation conditions. | 09-06-2012 |

20100332202 | PARALLEL SIMULATION OF GENERAL ELECTRICAL AND MIXED-DOMAIN CIRCUITS - A new method for simulation of general electrical circuits on parallel computing platforms is disclosed. Parallel simulation of general time-domain circuits that are represented by nonlinear/linear differential algebraic equations is accomplished by partitioning them into smaller subcircuits via a novel combination of the companion form representation of the given circuit and an efficient form of node splitting, during Newton Raphson iterations, at any time point. The new invention formulates the interface vectors between partitions, through purely binary vectors, leading to a high degree of parallelism, scalability and reduced computational and communication costs for synchronizing the solutions between various partitions. Parallel platforms considered can be diverse such as (including but not restricted to) multicore CPUs, distributed systems of computers. The new invention also provides for scalable parallel simulation of mixed-domain formulations, such as (including but not restricted to), integrated circuits, electronic packages, PCBs, electromagnetic modules, MEMS and optical components etc. | 12-30-2010 |

20110010150 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENOME-SCALE KINETIC MODELING - Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the construction, analysis, and characterization of dynamical states of biological networks at the cellular level. Methods are provided for analyzing the dynamical states by constructing matrices using high-throughput data types, such as fluxomic, metabolomic, and proteomic data. Some embodiments relate to an individual, while others relate to a plurality of individuals. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010149 | Blasting Method - Methods for evaluating drill pattern parameters such as burden, spacing, bore-hole diameter, etc., at a blast site are disclosed. One method involves accumulating the burden contributed by successive layers of rock and matching the accumulated rock burden to a target value for a borehole having a length related to the average height of the layers. Another method relates to varying drill pattern parameters and characteristics to match blast design constraints, including the substitution of one ex-plosive material for another by the proper balance of materials and/or output energies to the associated rock burden. Analysis of deviations from target rock burdens and corrective measures are disclosed, as well as cost optimization methods. The various methods can be practiced using an appropriately programmed general purpose computer. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010148 | PROCESS FOR SELECTING INDIVIDUALS AND DESIGNING A BREEDING PROGRAM - The presently disclosed subject matter provides methods for improving the efficacy of a plant breeding program aimed at altering phenotypic traits for which associations with genetic markers can be established. Genome-wide genetic values of individuals are computed based on the individuals' marker genotypes and the associations established between genetic markers and phenotypic traits. Individuals and breeding schemes are then selected based both on the individuals' genome-wide genetic value and on the distributions of these genetic values for the potential progenies derived through the breeding schemes under evaluation. The presently disclosed subject matter also provides systems and computer program products for performing the disclosed methods as well as plants selected, provided, or produced by any of the methods herein and transgenic plants created by any of the methods herein. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010146 | PROCESS FOR CREATING A LIBRARY OF ALGORITHMIC REPRESENTATIONS OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - In a process for creating a semi-equipment library S-E Library, the semi-equipment, defined by predetermined standards, is integrated into at least one electronic system. The semi-equipment library S-E Library includes—for at least one piece of semi-equipment—a logical functioning algorithm that represents it, in the form of generic simulation blocks (formal, functional graphic schemas) compatible with a simulation language. The generic simulation blocks have identified inputs and outputs. The process includes: 1) listing all of the standards that correspond to all of the components connected at the wire ends of an electronic sub-system desired to simulate; and 2) coding, for each standard, of the corresponding semi-equipment. This sub-stage includes: 2a) analysis of the nomenclature and the functioning algorithm of the semi-equipment; and 2b) coding the logic of the semi-equipment in a simulation block in the form of a formal, functional graphic schema to be interpreted by simulation software. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010145 | METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MULTIPLE TIME STEPPING SIMULATION OF A THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method of simulating behaviour of a thermodynamic system over time, the thermodynamic system having a state described by collective vectors of position and momentum at any given time and the method comprising a momentum refreshment process, a conservative dynamics process, and an acceptance/rejection process, wherein the momentum refreshment process comprises mixing the collective momentum vector with a noise vector; the conservative dynamics process comprises applying a mollified impulse multiple time stepping conservative dynamics method to a current state, in which process calculations for forces corresponding to more slowly varying energy parts in the thermodynamic system undergo an averaging procedure and are carried out at a larger time step than calculations for forces corresponding to more quickly varying energy parts; and wherein the acceptance/rejection process is based on the system energy and comprises accepting a current state or returning a replacement state. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010144 | SELF-TUNING, BIOLOGICALLY MODELED SORTER - Disclosed is a self-tuning flow cytometer that uses a mathematical model to perform sort decisions that is based upon the biological response of the particular types of cells that are being sorted. In one embodiment, statistical calculations of the likelihood of an event belonging to a certain population are used to make the sort decisions. Automated self-tuning processes are used to optimize the operating parameters of the flow cytometer to achieve a selected purity with higher yield at optimal sorting speeds. The fully automated processes minimize user input and allows the user to select a desired purity while maximizing yield. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010143 | TAR ESTIMATION - A method to predict tars and tar sands in petroleum exploration and production in a subsurface volume by building a viscoelastic property model of the volume using rock behavior including tars together with seismic inversion to derive a lithology volume identifying tars. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010142 | Petroleum Reservoir History Matching Method Using Local Parametrizations - Method of constructing an image of a petroleum reservoir from dynamic data Id disclosed having application for petroleum reservoir characterization. At least two independent realizations of the reservoir are generated from at least two Gaussian white noises. At least one region is defined within the reservoir and a parameter allowing the shape and the size of this region to be modified is defined. A new realization of the reservoir is then generated from a linear combination of the white noises. The coefficients of this linear combination depend on the parameter allowing the region to be modified. A local objective function measuring, within this region, a difference between dynamic data simulated from the new realization and the measured dynamic data is then calculated. Finally, the image of the reservoir is constructed by iteratively modifying the parameter so as to minimize the local objective function. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010140 | Probability Distribution Function Mapping Method - A method includes: receiving a plurality of values of an input variable representative of a physical characteristic of a component or system, using a physics model to produce an estimate of an output for each of the input values, mapping the output estimates to the input values to produce an output probability density or cumulative distribution function for the physical characteristic at a future time, and outputting the probability density or cumulative distribution function. An apparatus that implements the method is also provided. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010141 | POLYNOMIAL SYNTHESIS - Galois Field circuit production apparatus for fabricating a polynomial over GF(2 | 01-13-2011 |

20110010139 | UTILIZING AN UNSAT PROOF FOR MODEL CHECKING - A proof of unsatisfiability associated with a bounded model may be extended to apply to another bounded model having a larger bound. In some exemplary embodiments, an unbounded model may be proved using one or more such extensions. A proof may be reordered in order to decrease its size and increase the productivity of systems that utilize it. The proof may be reorder by a natural temporal order of cycles. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010138 | METHODS AND APPARATUS TO COMPENSATE FIRST PRINCIPLE-BASED SIMULATION MODELS - Methods and apparatus to compensate first principle-based simulation models are disclosed. An example method to compensate a first-principle based simulation model includes applying one or more first test inputs to a process system to generate first output data, applying one or more second test inputs to a first principle model to generate second output data, generating an error model based on the first and second output data, applying input data to the first principle model to generate simulation model output data, and compensating the model data via the error model to generate compensated model output data. | 01-13-2011 |

20110010137 | NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF AIRFLOW WITHIN POROUS MATERIALS - Systems and methods of numerically simulating airflow within porous materials are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, engineering product represented by a finite element analysis model containing in part porous material with permeability. In each solution cycle of a time-marching simulation, each of the elements of porous material is evaluated with airflow in conjunction with the traditional mechanical response. Each element's volume change results into different air-pore pressure hence a pressure gradient, which in turn is used for airflow calculated in accordance with a fluid seepage law that depends upon permeability of the porous material. Therefore, a more realistic simulation of structural behavior of porous materials can be achieved. The volume change and pressure of each element of porous material is evaluated using ideal gas law. A general form of Darcy's law includes user control parameters is used for evaluating airflow based on the pressure gradient and permeability. | 01-13-2011 |

20110040535 | GOLF BALL TRAJECTORY SIMULATION METHOD - The invention is directed at a golf ball trajectory simulation method that employs arithmetic operations executed by a computer to analyze a trajectory of a golf ball having a plurality of dimples on a surface thereof when the ball is launched into flight. The trajectory of the ball is estimated by setting up a golf ball model within a virtual airflow space (field) where a grid has been generated; setting a weight for the golf ball model and applying initial conditions (initial velocity, launch angle, spin rate) to the ball model so as to cause the model to fly within the virtual airflow space (field); calculating a lift coefficient and a drag coefficient for the golf ball from an air stream velocity, direction and pressure calculated in each grid cell; and calculating a flight distance and left-to-right dispersion for the golf ball from launch until landing by calculating a change in height, a change in lateral direction, a change in velocity and a change in spin rate for the golf ball during flight. | 02-17-2011 |

20150149129 | Methods And Systems For Reporting Realistic Kinetic Energy Of A Multi-part Finite Element Analysis Model - Techniques for reporting realistic kinetic energy of a multi-part FEA model are disclosed. FEA model representing a product is received. The product contains more than one parts, each part comprises multiple finite elements. Nodal lumped masses are defined therein to ensure a realistic mass distribution. Kinetic energy of the nodal lumped masses shared by multiple parts is acutely computed for the shared parts. Each of the nodal lumped masses is allocated and accumulated into respective portions as an added mass contribution in accordance with a set of predefined rules for various sharing situations of the finite elements that share the nodal lumped mass. Numerically-simulated structural responses are obtained by conducting a time marching simulation using the FEA model. Finally, kinetic energy of each finite element is reported; calculated using the obtained structural responses, the element mass, and the corresponding added mass contribution from the nodal lumped masses. | 05-28-2015 |

20120191428 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING TOTAL NITROGEN USING GENERAL WATER QUALITY DATA - An apparatus and method are provided, which predict total nitrogen using general water quality data measured in real time. The total nitrogen prediction apparatus may include a regression model selection unit to select a regression model comprising general data of at least one water quality based on a correlation coefficient of the general data of at least one water quality, a quality-of-fit evaluation unit to evaluate quality of fit of the selected regression model, a regression model change unit to determine whether to change the regression model based on the quality of fit and change the regression model according to the determination result, and a total nitrogen prediction unit to predict total nitrogen of a body of water based on the regression model. | 07-26-2012 |

20150324499 | Hash Fast Marching Method for Simulation of Surface Evolution in Photoresist Etching Process - Disclosed is a hash fast marching method for simulation of surface evolution in a photoresist etching process, including: dividing a substrate into grids and determining an etching speed matrix, initializing a grid point time value, building a hash table and a minimum heap, marching forward and performing an update, and repeating the foregoing steps until a time value of a minimum root node is not smaller than a preset photoresist etching (photoresist development) time. In the invention method, calculation is performed only for grid points in a narrow band (NarrowBand) around the established surface, and this narrow band only has a width of one grid point, so that higher iteration efficiency is achieved. | 11-12-2015 |

20160034421 | DIGITAL PRE-DISTORTION AND POST-DISTORTION BASED ON SEGMENTWISE PIECEWISE POLYNOMIAL APPROXIMATION - A nonlinear distorter is configured to mitigate nonlinearity from a nonlinear component of a nonlinear system. The nonlinear distorter operates to model the nonlinearity as a function of a piecewise polynomial approximation applied to segments of a nonlinear function of the nonlinearity. The nonlinear distorter generates a model output that decreases the nonlinearity of the nonlinear component. | 02-04-2016 |

20150324324 | Linear Regression Using Safe Screening Techniques - Systems and methods for linear regression using safe screening techniques. A computing system may receive, from a user of the system, a data set including a set of variables, the set of variables being related to a linear model for predicting a response variable of the data set. The computing system may determine an active set of variables using a safe screening algorithm The computing system may generate the linear model using the active set and a least angle regression algorithm. The computing system may provide, to the user of the system, information related to the linear model. | 11-12-2015 |

20160026740 | WEATHER AND SATELLITE MODEL FOR ESTIMATING SOLAR IRRADIANCE - Solar irradiance, the energy from the Sun's electromagnetic radiation, has a wide range of applications from meteorology to agronomy to solar power. Solar irradiance is primarily determined by a location's spatial relationship with the Sun and the atmospheric conditions that impact the transmission of the radiation. The spatial relationship between the Sun and a location on Earth is determined by established astronomical formulas. The impact of atmospheric conditions may be estimated via proxy using pixels from satellite imagery. While satellite-based irradiance estimation has proven effective, availability of the input data can be limited and the resolution is often incapable of capturing local weather phenomena. Brief qualitative descriptions of general atmospheric conditions are widely available from internet weather services at higher granularity than satellite imagery. This methodology provides logic for quantifying the impact of qualitative weather observations upon solar irradiance, and the integration of this methodology into solar irradiance estimation models. | 01-28-2016 |

20160026739 | Systems and Methods for Gas Turbine Operational Impact Modeling Using Statistical and Physics-Based Methodologies - Systems and methods for gas turbine operational impact modeling using statistical and physics-based methodologies are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method can include receiving, by one or more processors, operational conditions data associated with a hardware component of a gas turbine; based at least in part on the operational variation data, applying, by one or more processors, statistical methods to establish an operational profile of the hardware component; receiving, by one or more processors, operating parameters and operational conditions data associated with the hardware component; based at least in part on the operating parameters and the operational conditions data, applying, by one or more processors, physics-based methods to establish an operational impact factor of the hardware component; and based at least in part on the operational profile and the operational impact factor determining, by one or more processors, a probability of a failure of the hardware component within a time period. | 01-28-2016 |

20160026738 | MODELING AND VISUALIZING A DYNAMIC INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP FROM SOCIAL MEDIA - Embodiments relate to relationship modeling and visualization from social media. One aspect includes determining a relationship type of a network-based relationship, between an individual and a network contact of the individual, from at least one social media data source. The relationship type is determined using a relationship model based on relationship types that include operational, personal, and business. Another aspect includes performing timeline based relationship strength segmentation using Group Lasso. The timeline based relationship strength segmentation specifies a past and current strength of the relationship. A further aspect includes predicting a future strength of the relationship using Extended Kalman Filter, and providing, through a visual interface, interactive visual analytics to view and monitor relationship states including the past, current, and future strengths over time. | 01-28-2016 |

20100057411 | PREDICTIVE MODELING OF CONTACT AND VIA MODULES FOR ADVANCED ON-CHIP INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY - A computer program product estimates performance of a back end of line (BEOL) structure of a semiconductor integrated circuit (IC). Code executes on a computer to dynamically predict an electrical resistance of the BEOL structure based on input data specific to multiple layers of the BEOL structure. The BEOL structure can be a contact or a via. The layers of the contact/via include an inner filling material and an outer liner. The code accounts for a width scatter effect of the inner filling material, as well as a slope profile of the contact/via. | 03-04-2010 |

20100057412 | CIRCUIT SIMULATOR, CIRCUIT SIMULATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - Characteristics of a circuit element are predicted accurately by taking account not only of the temperature variation due to self-heating of the element but also of temperature variation due to heat transmission from an adjoining heater element. With reference to an electric network supplied from an electric network input unit ( | 03-04-2010 |

20120253755 | Method Of Obtaining The Age Quotient Of A Person - A method of using a computer for providing an Age Quotient (AQ) which is similar to a FICO (credit worthiness) or IQ index that repeatably and reliably defines and describes a person's physical and biological age Vs. his/her chronological age comprises: recording an image of each face of a multiple number of people in a computer; assigning a reference numeral to each feature of a person's face; grouping the reference numerals into specific areas of data; using the data for each area to create a statistical model which includes a distribution curve normalized and cross correlated by a specific area of, for example, sex, race, ancestry, or genetics of each specific area; comparing the distribution curve(s) with a person's profile to identify a distribution curve which places that person's individual's profile at the mathematically appropriate standard deviation from the normal distribution; and assigning the center of the distribution curve to be the standard where chronological age is deemed to equal Somatic age. | 10-04-2012 |

20090306945 | Upscaling Reservoir Models By Reusing Flow Solutions From Geologic Models - Method is provided for simulating a physical process such as fluid flow in porous media by performing a fine-grid calculation of the process in a medium and re-using the fine grid solution in subsequent coarse-grid calculations. For fluid flow in subsurface formations, the method may be applied to optimize upscaled calculation grids formed from geologic models. The method decreases the cost of optimizing a grid to simulate a physical process that is mathematically described by the diffusion equation. | 12-10-2009 |

20110054861 | Methods for calculating multimode fiber system bandwidth and manufacturing improved multimode fiber - An improved algorithm for calculating multimode fiber system bandwidth which addresses both modal dispersion and chromatic dispersion effects is provided. The radial dependence of a laser transmitter emission spectrum is taken into account to assist in designing more effective optical transmission systems. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054860 | ADAPTIVE ANALYTICS MULTIDIMENSIONAL PROCESSING SYSTEM - A system includes a multidimensional data processing system storing meta data identifying a plurality of variables, a plurality of dimensions for each variable describing attributes of the variable, and a plurality of levels in each dimension. The meta data also identifies a hierarchy of the dimensions and levels for each variable. The multidimensional data processing system is configured to use the meta data to perform multidimensional queries to retrieve data for one or more of the variables from data storage. The system also includes a variable determination module determining at least one variable of the plurality variables operable to be used to generate a model, and a model generator receiving the data from the multidimensional data processing system and generating a model using the data. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054858 | METHOD FOR MEASURING HUMIDITY DISSIPATION PROPERTIES OF AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A method of calculating the humidity dissipation of an absorbent article including the steps of collecting relative humidity data from an absorbent article for a selected period of time, generating a graph plotting relatively humidity versus time for the absorbent article, differentiating the relative humidity versus time graph to obtain a differential graph. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054851 | METHOD FOR DETECTING INFORMATION RELEVANT FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF JOINT MOVEMENTS - The present invention concerns a method of detecting information relevant to the characterization of joint movements, wherein markers fitted on both sides of a body joint are used for the analysis of joint movements and wherein the method includes: determining a mean marker configuration and determining time-dependent discrepancies from the mean configuration, wherein an orthogonal distance regression is carried out for determining a mean marker configuration and wherein markers fitted on a respective side of the body joint are used; carrying out a weighted orthogonal distance regression using the time-dependent discrepancies from the mean configuration for weighting, wherein markers fitted on a respective side of the body joint are used; and solving a linear equalization problem using items of information which were determined by carrying out the weighted orthogonal distance regression. | 03-03-2011 |

20150317419 | LOCAL DIRECT SAMPLING METHOD FOR CONDITIONING AN EXISTING RESERVOIR MODEL - A method of computer modeling a reservoir using multiple-point statistics from non-stationary training images is provided. Some methods include: a) identifying a path via a computer processing machine to visit all nodes of a simulation field; b) setting a template for searching data event in the simulation field and for searching data event replicates in the non-stationary training image; c) defining a neighborhood in which the training image is sampled; d) formulating a kernel function that g | 11-05-2015 |

20120197607 | DIMENSION REDUCTION IN PREDICTIVE MODEL DEVELOPMENT - Models are generated using a variety of tools and features of a model generation platform. For example, in connection with a project in which a user generates a predictive model based on historical data about a system being modeled, the user is provided through a graphical user interface a structured sequence of model generation activities to be followed, the sequence including dimension reduction, model generation, model process validation, and model re-generation. | 08-02-2012 |

20130204593 | Computational Fluid Dynamics Systems and Methods of Use Thereof - The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for evaluating and/or predicting thermodynamic behavior within a particular area, and more specifically, to systems and methods which, at least in some embodiments, use computational fluid dynamics to compute and/or predict thermodynamic behavior of data centers and the like. Embodiments of the present invention include the ability to validate the calibration of computational models in order to improve output accuracy. | 08-08-2013 |

20090287464 | Gravity survey data processing - This invention relates to improved techniques for processing potential field measurement data from airborne surveys such as gravity surveys, and to methods, apparatus and computer program code for such techniques. We describe a method of processing measured potential field data from an airborne or marine potential field survey to determine a set of field mapping parameters for mapping a field, the method comprising: inputting said measured potential field data, said measured potential field data comprising data defining a plurality of potential field measurements each with an associated measurement position and measurement time; and determining said set of field mapping parameters using a model comprising a combination of a spatial part representing a spatial variation of said potential field and a temporal part representing time domain noise in said measured potential field data, wherein said determining comprises fitting said measured potential field data to both said spatial and temporal parts of said model. | 11-19-2009 |

20090287460 | Method of simulating flow-through area of a pressure regulator - The flow-through area of a pressure regulator positioned in a branch of a simulated fluid flow network is generated. A target pressure is defined downstream of the pressure regulator. A projected flow-through area is generated as a non-linear function of (i) target pressure, (ii) flow-through area of the pressure regulator for a current time step and a previous time step, and (iii) pressure at the downstream location for the current time step and previous time step. A simulated flow-through area for the next time step is generated as a sum of (i) flow-through area for the current time step, and (ii) a difference between the projected flow-through area and the flow-through area for the current time step multiplied by a user-defined rate control parameter. These steps are repeated for a sequence of time steps until the pressure at the downstream location is approximately equal to the target pressure. | 11-19-2009 |

20160085889 | PROBABILISTIC SIMULATION SCENARIO DESIGN BY USING MULTIPLE CONDITIONAL AND NESTED PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION INPUT FUNCTIONS - A method to provide multiple probability distributions for an input simulation variable or an input simulation event based on at least one pre-defined, mutually exclusive condition being used, wherein the input variable or the input simulation event are associated with a design of a probabilistic setup is provided. The method may include receiving at least one pre-defined condition and determining if at least one pre-defined condition is a mutually exclusive condition entered by a user. The method may include determining if a plurality of distributions associated with at least one pre-defined condition is to be assigned from a plurality of existing data. The method may include selecting at least one required variable based on the determining and assigning the plurality of distributions. The method may include populating a plurality of required fields and prompting the user to edit or enter at least one required distribution name. | 03-24-2016 |

20160085888 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-DOMAIN GRAPHICAL MODELING - Modeling of a physical system encompassing a plurality of physical domains and comprising a multi-domain physical component participating in a process of a first and at least a second physical domain is provided. A first block representing the multi-domain physical component in a first hierarchical level modeling the first physical domain and at least one second block representing the first block in at least one second hierarchical level modeling the at least second physical domain are provided in a hierarchically-arranged block diagram model representative of the physical system. The at least one second block is connected to at least one of one or more third blocks provided at the at least one second hierarchical level and receives first information therefrom and is linked to the first block for transmitting the first information to the first block and transmitting second information from the first block to the third blocks. | 03-24-2016 |

20110035198 | IMAGING TECHNIQUE - The present invention relates to a method of characterising tissue function in a subject in need of such characterisation. The method comprises performing an imaging technique, on a voxel defined within a tissue space of interest, wherein image data is generated over a time period during which the subject inhales gases with at least two different partial pressures of a paramagnetic gas. A compartmental model algorithm is applied to the image data generated for the voxel to provide information on metabolic function of the tissue. | 02-10-2011 |

20120203520 | INPUT PARAMETER CALCULATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - This method includes calculating a support vector and first regression coefficient values by carrying out a regression calculation of a support vector machine for values of input variables and first values of an output variable; and calculating values of input parameters, which are to be used for a simulation, so as to minimize an error calculated from the first regression coefficient values and second regression coefficient values. The second regression coefficient values are obtained by the regression calculation of the support vector machine using the calculated support vector for second values of the output variable and the values of the input variables. The second values of the output variable are obtained from the simulation for the values of the input variables. | 08-09-2012 |

20150066458 | PROVIDING AN OBJECTIVE FUNCTION BASED ON VARIATION IN PREDICTED DATA - An objective function is based on covariance of differences in predicted data over multiple sets of candidate model parameterizations that characterize a target structure. A computation is performed with respect to the objective function to produce an output. An action selected from the following can be performed based on the output of the computation: selecting at least one design parameter relating to performing a survey acquisition that is one of an active source survey acquisition and a non-seismic passive acquisition, and selecting a data processing strategy. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066457 | Modeling Fluid Displacement in a Well System Environment - In some aspects, a one-dimensional flow model is generated. The one-dimensional flow model can represent flow of a first fluid and a second fluid in a flow path in a well system environment. The one-dimensional flow model comprises an effective diffusion coefficient model for a composite fluid volume comprising the first and second fluids. The effective diffusion coefficient model calculates an effective diffusion coefficient for the composite fluid volume based on a difference between the respective densities and viscosities of the first fluid and the second fluid. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066456 | Multi-thread Block Matrix Solver for Well System Fluid Flow Modeling - In some aspects, techniques and systems for operating a subterranean region model are described. Sub-matrices and entries outside the sub-matrices in a first band matrix are identified. The first band matrix includes flow variable coefficients based on governing flow equations of a model representing well system fluid flow in a subterranean region. For each of the sub-matrices, a reduced-size matrix is generated based on the sub-matrix and a subset of the entries that are associated with the sub-matrix. A second band matrix is generated based on the reduced-size matrices. The model is operated based on the second band matrix. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066447 | GENERATING A FLOW MODEL GRID BASED ON TRUNCATION ERROR THRESHOLD VALUES - In some aspects, locations for nodes are computed for a one-dimensional flow model that models well system fluid flow in a subterranean region. Truncation error threshold data indicate a truncation threshold value for each of the nodes. Discretization data indicate a lowest-order term truncated from a discretized governing flow equation for each of the nodes. The locations for the nodes can be computed based on a scalar cost function, such that each of the lowest order terms is less than or equal to the truncation error threshold value for the respective node. | 03-05-2015 |

20100250210 | EXTRACTION OF DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS - A process that assists with the identification of potential hydrocarbon deposits that includes performing a structural interpretation of a three-dimensional seismic volume, transforming the three-dimensional seismic volume into a stratal-slice volume, performing a stratigraphic interpretation of the stratal-slice volume which includes the extracting of bounding surfaces and faults and transforming the stratal-slice volume into the spatial domain. As illustrated in FIGS. | 09-30-2010 |

20100250209 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING A TREATMENT REGION FOR A MEDICAL TREATMENT DEVICE - A medical system and method for estimating a treatment region for a medical treatment device is provided. The system includes a memory; a processor coupled to the memory; and a treatment control module stored in the memory and executable by the processor. The treatment control module generates an estimated treatment region which is an estimate of a treatment region which would have been derived as a result of a numerical model analysis such as a finite element analysis. Advantageously, the estimated treatment region is generated using a fraction of the time it takes to generate the region using the numerical model analysis. | 09-30-2010 |

20100250207 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SURVEYING A BOREHOLE WITH A ROTATING SENSOR PACKAGE - A method and apparatus for surveying a borehole using a rotating sensor package. A sensor tool preferably including a magnetometer sensor array is disposed in the bottom hole assembly of a drillstring. Conditioning circuitry in the sensor tool processes the sensor readings from the sensor array taken while the drillstring is rotating. In one embodiment, the conditioning circuitry includes processing circuitry adapted to adjust the sensor readings to account for an analytically predicted level of axial current induced in the drillstring as a result of its rotation in the Earth's magnetic field. In another embodiment, a current generator is provided to generate a counter-current intended to cancel the analytically predicted level of axial current induced in the drillstring as a result of rotation in the Earth's magnetic field. In another embodiment, insulating members are disposed above and/or below the sensor tool to prevent conduction of rotation-induced current therein. In still another embodiment, the sensor tool is disposed in a drill collar that is composed of a non-conducting material, such that no rotation-induced current is conducted through the sensor tool. | 09-30-2010 |

20100250206 | N-PHASIC ELEMENT METHOD FOR CALCULATING A FULLY COUPLED RESPONSE OF MULTIPHASE COMPOSITIONAL FLUID FLOW AND A SYSTEM FOR UNCERTAINTY ESTIMATION - In an exemplary embodiment, a method is disclosed for developing an N-phasic finite element model for performing fully coupled analyses of multi-phase compositional fluid flow and heat flow in nonlinearly deforming porous solid media with time-dependent failure. The method can include formulating a finite element model of the behavior of a coupled solid-fluid formation, having complex geometry and behavior, and applying the model to derive the response of the formation in the form of one or more displacement fields for the solid phases and one or more pressure fields for the fluid phases in a zone of interest in a formation. In an exemplary embodiment, a system is disclosed for estimating the uncertainties in the derived displacement and pressure field solutions for the response of the fully coupled solid-fluid phases. | 09-30-2010 |

20100250204 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING LOST CIRCULATION - A system and method is provided for minimizing lost circulation associated with the operation of a subterranean reservoir. The system includes one or more sources, such as earth modeling and fracture analysis tools, for providing data representative of a fracture formation in the reservoir, and a computer processor in communication with the data sources for determining an appropriate blend of lost circulation material products for application to the fracture formation. The computer processor is programmed with computer readable code for selecting a plurality of candidate products for application to the fracture formation, and for mathematically determining an optimized blend of the selected products. By applying the optimized blend, material and labor costs associated with well operation can be significantly reduced. | 09-30-2010 |

20100250205 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A QUICK CALCULATION OF AERODYNAMIC FORCES ON AN AIRCRAFT IN TRANSONIC CONDITIONS - A computer-aided method suitable for assisting in the design of an aircraft by providing relevant dimensioning values corresponding to an aircraft component in transonic conditions inside a predefined parameter space by means of a reconstruction of the CFD computations for an initial group of points in the parameter space using a POD reduced-order model, comprising the following steps: a) Decomposing for each flow variable the complete flow field into a smooth field and a shock wave field in each of said computations; b) Obtaining the POD modes associated with the smooth field and the shock wave field considering all said computations; c) Obtaining the POD coefficients using a genetic algorithm (GA) that minimizes a fitness function; d) Calculating said dimensioning values for whatever combination of values of said parameters using the reduced-order model. The invention also refers to a system able to perform the method. | 09-30-2010 |

20100250203 | Finite Element Algorithm for Solving a Fourth Order Nonlinear Lubrication Equation for Droplet Evaporation - The present invention is directed towards systems, methods and a computer-readable medium for simulating the evolution of a height of an evaporating droplet. The simulation includes a simulation space with boundary conditions. The simulation includes generating a height function that is representative of the height of the droplet at a first point in time at a plurality of points in the simulation space based upon a lubrication equation that is a differential function describing variation of the height function over time. The simulation determines the height function at a second point in time by finding an approximate solution that satisfies the lubrication equations and boundary conditions. | 09-30-2010 |

20100250202 | SYMMETRIC RANDOM SCATTER PROCESS FOR PROBABILISTIC MODELING SYSTEM FOR PRODUCT DESIGN - A method is provided for designing a product. The method may include obtaining data records relating to one or more input variables and one or more output parameters associated with the product and selecting one or more input parameters from the one or more input variables. The method may also include generating a computational model indicative of interrelationships between the one or more input parameters and the one or more output parameters based on the data records and providing a set of constraints to the computational model representative of a compliance state for the product. Further the method may include using the computational model and the provided set of constraints to generate statistical distributions for the one or more input parameters based on a symmetric random scatter process and the one or more output parameters. The one or more input parameters and the one or more output parameters represent a design for the product. | 09-30-2010 |

20110060566 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCATTER CORRECTION - A method and apparatus of image reconstruction correcting for photon scatter is provided. A direct physical measurement of scattered photons is used in conjunction with a physical model of the photon scattering process to make the corrections. | 03-10-2011 |

20110060565 | SYSTEM FOR SMART MANAGEMENT OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL BATTERY - The present invention relates to a system for smart management of an electrochemical battery using a method of estimating the internal state of the battery, by use of mathematical models for management of an electrochemical battery during operation thereof, and notably for estimating the characteristics of the battery that are not directly measurable. For applications relative to hybrid and electric vehicles, the most interesting internal characteristics are the state of charge (SoC), the state of health (SoH) and the thermal state. Reconstruction of the internal characteristics is done using mathematical models of the batter. | 03-10-2011 |

20110010147 | METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MULTIPLE TIME STEPPING SIMULATION OF A THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEM USING SHADOW HAMILTONIANS - A computer-implemented method of simulating behaviour of a thermodynamic system over time, the thermodynamic system having potential energy that can be split into more quickly varying parts and more slowly varying parts and having a state described by collective vectors of position and momentum at any given time, the method comprising a momentum refreshment process and a conservative dynamics process, wherein | 01-13-2011 |

20120016642 | CONTEXTUAL-BANDIT APPROACH TO PERSONALIZED NEWS ARTICLE RECOMMENDATION - Methods and apparatus for performing computer-implemented personalized recommendations are disclosed. User information pertaining to a plurality of features of a plurality of users may be obtained. In addition, item information pertaining to a plurality of features of the plurality of items may be obtained. A plurality of sets of coefficients of a linear model may be obtained based at least in part on the user information and/or the item information such that each of the plurality of sets of coefficients corresponds to a different one of a plurality of items, where each of the plurality of sets of coefficients includes a plurality of coefficients, each of the plurality of coefficients corresponding to one of the plurality of features. In addition, at least one of the plurality of coefficients may be shared among the plurality of sets of coefficients for the plurality of items. Each of a plurality of scores for a user may be calculated using the linear model based at least in part upon a corresponding one of the plurality of sets of coefficients associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of items, where each of the plurality of scores indicates a level of interest in a corresponding one of a plurality of items. A plurality of confidence intervals may be ascertained, each of the plurality of confidence intervals indicating a range representing a level of confidence in a corresponding one of the plurality of scores associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of items. One of the plurality of items for which a sum of a corresponding one of the plurality of scores and a corresponding one of the plurality of confidence intervals is highest may be recommended. | 01-19-2012 |

20100076736 | STATISTICAL SPICE MODEL PARAMETER CALCULATION METHOD, AND STATISTICAL SPICE MODEL PARAMETER CALCULATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM - A statistical SPICE model parameter calculation method in which it is possible to create a variation model having high accuracy and size dependency. A principal component analysis is performed, for respective device sizes, of a measurement of an element characteristic value of a semiconductor device on which multipoint measurement is performed (principal component analysis process). A statistical SPICE model parameter that reproduces variation of an element characteristic value for a plurality of device sizes is calculated based on a result of the principal component analysis obtained for each of the device sizes and predetermined device size dependency (parameter calculation process). | 03-25-2010 |

20100076735 | METHOD OF PREDICTING CHANGES IN THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF A RESERVOIR OIL AS A RESULT OF BIODEGRADATION - Method of determining the compositional evolution of fluids present in a porous medium as a result of biodegradation. | 03-25-2010 |

20110137629 | RACING LINE OPTIMIZATION - An automatic algorithm for finding racing lines via computerized minimization of a measure of the curvature of a racing line is derived. Maximum sustainable speed of a car on a track is shown to be inversely proportional to the curvature of the line it is attempting to follow. Low curvature allows for higher speed given that a car has some maximum lateral traction when cornering. The racing line can also be constrained, or “pinned,” at arbitrary points on the track. Pinning may be performed randomly, deterministically, or manually and allows, for example, a line designer to pin the line at any chosen points on the track, such that when the automatic algorithm is run, it will produce the smoothest line that still passes through all the specified pins. | 06-09-2011 |

20150324500 | Drilling Data Visualization Method - A method for generating a visual representation of wellbore drilling parameters includes representing a predetermined length of drilled wellbore as a two dimensional shape, wherein one dimension of the shape corresponds to the predetermined length and the other dimension of the shape corresponds to at least one of a drilling parameter, a statistical measure of a drilling parameter and an environmental parameter. In a computer, values of the at least one of a drilling parameter, a statistical measure of a drilling or environmental parameter and an environmental parameter are received as input. The two dimensional shape is plotted in a visual representation. | 11-12-2015 |

20130304437 | Systems and Methods for Hydraulic Fracture Characterization Using Microseismic Event Data - Systems and methods for hydraulic fracture characterization using microseismic event data to identify the orientation spacing and dip for subsurface fractures. | 11-14-2013 |

20130304436 | CONTROL SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTION OF HYDROCARBONS FROM UNDERGROUND DEPOSITS - A control system for use in extracting hydrocarbons from an underground deposit is disclosed that comprises an electromagnetic heating system and a processor. The electromagnetic heating system is configured to heat the underground deposit to facilitate fluid flow of a resource for extraction from the underground deposit. The processor is configured to control the electromagnetic heating system in response to temperature data and pressure data for the underground deposit. The processor correlates the temperature data and pressure data with predetermined water phase characteristics to control the electromagnetic heating system so that substantially all water in the underground deposit is maintained in a liquid state. The control system may also generate voxel data corresponding to spatial characteristics of the underground deposit. The spatial characteristics may be presented as a map on a display. | 11-14-2013 |

20130304431 | AUTOMATICALLY ASESSING MATURITY OF CUSTOM APPLICATION FOR STANDARD-GOVERNED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A system and associated method for automatically assessing maturity for a custom application in a cloud computing environment in accordance with a standard application model. A data fabric analyzer automatically calculates a logical data model compliance level to a process model for the custom application, and a maturity level the logical data model against a standard logical data model. If the logical data model is mature, the data fabric analyzer transforms the logical data model to a physical data model for implementation by a distillation process and a shearing process. If the logical data model is immature, the process model maturity is assessed to employ a standard physical model for implementing the custom application. The data fabric analyzer subsequently computes non-compliance levels for the physical model and calculates a capital expenditure cost caused by non-compliance of the custom physical model to a standard physical model. | 11-14-2013 |

20100318332 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTACT SIMULATION USING LAYERED DEPTH IMAGES - A method for the interactive simulation of an intersection between at least two volumetric objects modelled using geometric primitives. The method first includes applying a Layered Depth Image (LDI) algorithm along a first display axis in order to determine a set of contact pixels. The method further includes: —calculating an intersection volume (V) from the contact pixels; —at each summit of the geometric primitives, calculating a partial derivative of the size of the intersection volume (V) relative to the coordinate of the summit along the projection axis; repeating the preceding steps for the two other orthogonal display axes in order to determine a vector containing the partial derivatives of the size of the volume relative to the coordinates of each of the summits; and—at each summit, associating a force f calculated from the partial derivatives. | 12-16-2010 |

20120010862 | WAVE MODELLING - A computer implemented method of modelling propagation of a wave through a first space. In one embodiment, the instructions store data in the memory representing a first space and a second space, the first space being within the second space, wherein the second space comprises a plurality of calculation blocks, each calculation block that generates a value representing propagation of a wave at a point in the second space, each calculation block carrying out a calculation to determine a value for the point in the second space represented by the calculation block based upon a value generated by at least one other calculation block, and store data in the memory defining at least one boundary defining the first space within the second space, the at least one boundary further dividing the second space into at least two spaces outside of the first space. | 01-12-2012 |

20100057409 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING VOLUME OF ORGANIC MATTER IN RESERVOIR ROCK - A method for calculating the volume of various predetermined organic end-members in samples of rock at various depths in oil reservoir rock is utilized to produce one or more graphic displays that are use to interpret the data to identify, e.g., tar mats, in order to improve the efficient production of hydrocarbons from the well. Data is collected from the samples by known pyrolysis and compositional modeling methods; additional data is obtained by elemental analysis to determine weight percentages of C, H, N, S and O in the selected end-members and characterization of physical properties of representative samples of the reservoir rock, e.g., from core samples; the data is then processed in accordance with the method to provide a series of data points used to produce the graphic displays for visual interpretation. | 03-04-2010 |

20150324516 | SYSTEMATIC CONFIGURATION AND MODE DESIGN FOR POWER SPLIT HYBRID VEHICLES USING MULTIPLE PLANETARY GEARS - An automatic modeling and screening method capable of exhaustively searching through all configurations with all possible clutch locations and operating modes for a hybrid vehicle. By combining this method with Power-weighted Efficiency Analysis for Rapid Sizing (PEARS), a near-optimal and computationally efficient energy management strategy, it is feasible to search through an extremely large design space of configuration, component sizing and control to identify optimal designs for hybrid power vehicles. | 11-12-2015 |

20100223039 | Modeling In Sedimentary Basins - Embodiments of the invention operate to produce basin models that describe the basin in terms of compaction and fluid flow. The equations used to define compaction and fluid flow may be solved simultaneously. Embodiments of the invention use equations that define a set of unknowns that are consistent over the basis. The equations may define total pressure, hydrostatic pressure, thicknesses, and effective stress. | 09-02-2010 |

20100223035 | Test Time Calculator - An apparatus for estimating a duration of a test of a device under test to be performed by a test device, the apparatus including an input unit adapted for receiving test information indicative of the test to be performed, and a processing unit adapted to estimate the duration of the test of the device under test performed by the test device based on the received test information and based on a model characterizing the test. | 09-02-2010 |

20100223038 | METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF A MOTION SIMULATOR AND A SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF A MOTION SIMULATOR - The invention relates to a method for assessing the performance of a motion simulator. The method comprises the steps: (a) select a performance criterion; (b) determine a weighing function, representing the sensitivity of an average user for the performance criterion selected in step (a) as function of motion frequency; (c) have the motion simulator simulate a motion test signal; (d) compare the simulated motion produced by the simulator during step (c) with the motion test signal, so as to obtain a deviation signal; (e) multiply this deviation signal with the weighing function of step (b); and (f) compute the area underneath the signal obtained from step (e) so as to obtain a performance indicator. The invention furthermore relates to a system for assessing the performance of a motion simulator. | 09-02-2010 |

20110087471 | Methods and Systems For Determining Near-Wellbore Characteristics and Reservoir Properties - Systems and methods are provided for determining a reservoir property distinct from a near-wellbore/completion characteristic. The methods include obtaining non-transient well data regarding a measurable characteristic of a well that is used to establish a functional relationship between a reservoir property, a near-wellbore/completion characteristic, and the measurable characteristic of the well. A model that relates the reservoir property and the near-wellbore/completion characteristic is used to generate a modeled near-wellbore/completion characteristic value from an input reservoir property value, or vice versa. The input value and the modeled value are then tested against the well data using the functional relationship. The model is used repeatedly with different input values until a validated reservoir property value and a validated near-wellbore/completion characteristic value are identified that at least substantially satisfy the functional relationship. The validated reservoir property value and the validated near-wellbore/completion characteristic are reported for use in business decisions regarding one or more wells. | 04-14-2011 |

20110082672 | STATISTICAL MODEL FOR PREDICTING FALLING IN HUMANS - Dependent variables believed to contribute to a likelihood of falling are analyzed using a latent class analysis. The dependent variables are biomedical factors, which may include, for example, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, foot disorders, Parkinson's Disease, stroke, eye disorder, limb disorder, or proprioceptive disorder. Data pertaining to the biomedical factors is gathered from a population of individuals at risk of falling. Covariate data, including for example age and the number of prescriptions taken, is further analyzed against latent class data. For a particular group of at risk individuals, a set of five classes produced useful results broadly corresponding to groups representing individuals who have: good health; a range of diseases; Parkinson's Disease; arthritis; and high blood pressure. A probability of falling is determined, relative to the group of individuals with good health. | 04-07-2011 |

20100030531 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING COLLISION BETWEEN TWO NUMERICALLY SIMULATED OBJECTS - In the system for detecting collision between rigid or deformable polyhedral objects simulated numerically and represented by simplicial complexes (K | 02-04-2010 |

20150046135 | DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Apparatus, methods and programs for estimating a parameter for modeling a time series signal with stochastic dynamics model, A method for obtaining data representing the mixed signals of two or more time series signals; estimating a parameter for modeling a time series signal with stochastic dynamics model. The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus, a data processing method, and a program. | 02-12-2015 |

20150046136 | METHOD FOR GENERATING RIP CURRENT WARNING - A method for generating a rip current warning generates a rip current warning for a target region in real time by comprising the steps of: (S | 02-12-2015 |

20150046130 | DETECTING APPLIANCES IN A BUILDING FROM COARSE GRAINED METER DATA WITH PARTIAL LABEL - Detecting appliance in a building, in one aspect, may comprise receiving meter data associated with energy consumption, the meter data comprising at least energy consumption data associated with usage of the appliance, receiving customer data associated with the meter data, extracting features for training a model for detecting the appliance, based on at least the meter data and the customer data, and constructing the model based on the features. | 02-12-2015 |

20090312992 | Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods For Executing Stochastic Discrete Event Simulations For Design Of Experiments - Computer-implemented systems and methods for executing stochastic discrete event simulations for a stochastic model through a design of experiments approach. In the design of experiments approach, virtual mappings are generated between model component parameters in a model and the factors/responses contained in the design of experiments. The virtual mappings are used during execution of the model to generate values for the response contained in the design of experiments. | 12-17-2009 |

20110077922 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OILFIELD SIMULATION OPERATIONS - The invention relates to a method of performing an oilfield operation of an oilfield having at least one wellsite, each wellsite having a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation for extracting fluid from an underground reservoir therein. The method includes determining a time-step for simulating the reservoir, the reservoir being represented as a plurality of gridded cells and being modeled as a multi-phase system using a plurality of partial differential equations, calculating a plurality of Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy (CFL) conditions of the reservoir model corresponding to the time-step, the plurality of CFL conditions comprising a temperature CFL condition, a composition CFL condition, and a saturation CFL condition, simulating a first cell of the plurality of gridded cells with an Implicit Pressure, Explicit Saturations (IMPES) system, and simulating a second cell of the plurality of gridded cells with a Fully Implicit Method (FIM) system. | 03-31-2011 |

20110077915 | MODELING A MATRIX FOR FORMAL VERIFICATION - A reference model may be defined to refer to a matrix of a target computerized system. The reference model may comprise a reference index and a reference matrix. The reference index may have a non-deterministic value enabling the reference matrix to refer to the matrix using a fewer number of cells. The disclosed subject matter may enable a more efficient model checking process of a computerized device by using a reference model that is relatively easy to define or maintain or by using a reference model that is configured to be more efficient for model checking as it uses non-determinism. | 03-31-2011 |

20130238292 | FAST SIMULATION OF A RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT - A system is configured to determine, during a first time period, one or more first output values, of an RF circuit, by solving one or more differential equations using one or more first input values; build, during the first time period, a table based on the one or more first input values and the one or more first output values; receive, during a second time period, one or more second input values for the RF circuit; and determine, during the second time period, one or more second output values, of the RF circuit, using the table and the one or more second input values. | 09-12-2013 |

20160034621 | Numerical Simulation Of Crack Propagation Due To Metal Fatigue - FEA model representing a metal object subjected to expected random vibration loadings during a predefined time period is received. Structural dynamic characteristics and responses of the FEA model are obtained. Cumulative damage ratios of all finite elements are computed using the obtained structural dynamic responses along with a S-N curve for the metal object, and predefined time period. Time and location of fatigue failure in the FEA model are determined by identifying which one of the finite elements fails first. The identified failed finite element's cumulative damage ratio reaches unity first. The FEA model is revised by removing the identified failed finite element. Then the revised FEA model is used for repeating the process of identifying another fatigue failure until the determined time of fatigue failure has passed the predefined time period. All identified failed finite elements represent simulated fatigue crack propagation. | 02-04-2016 |

20160034615 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORECASTING A TIME SERIES DATA - Systems and methods for forecasting a time series data are disclosed. The methods include receiving a historical time-series data including a series data and a non-stationary series data. The historical time-series data is processed to obtain a unified time series data. On the unified time series data, a data distribution is plotted and the data distribution is validated based upon a rate function associated with a Large Deviation Theory (LDT). The unified time series data is split validated into vectors based on autocorrelation function (ACF). The unified time series data is further validated. A mixture of Gaussian distribution models is applied and weights are assigned to each of the Gaussian distribution model. By controlling the weights based upon various what-if scenarios, a resultant Gaussian time series data is generated. The resultant Gaussian time series data indicates forecasted time series data of the historical time series data. | 02-04-2016 |

20160034624 | OPTIMIZING CONSTRAINT SOLVING BY REWRITING AT LEAST ONE BIT-SLICE CONSTRAINT - Methods and apparatuses are described for assigning random values to a set of random variables so that the assigned random values satisfy a set of constraints. A constraint solver can receive a set of constraints that is expected to cause performance problems when the system assigns random values to the set of random variables in a manner that satisfies the set of constraints. For example, modulo constraints and bit-slice constraints can cause the system to perform excessive backtracking when the system attempts to assign random values to the set of random variables in a manner that satisfies the set of constraints. The system can rewrite the set of constraints to obtain a new set of constraints that is expected to reduce and/or avoid the performance problems. The system can then assign random values to the set of random variables based on the new set of constraints. | 02-04-2016 |

20110264420 | MODELS FOR COMBINATORIAL PERTURBATIONS OF LIVING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS - Techniques for modeling living biological systems include receiving constant values for multiple interaction factors w | 10-27-2011 |

20160034423 | Algorithm for Optimization and Sampling - In some examples, techniques and architectures for solving combinatorial optimization or statistical sampling problems use a hierarchical approach. Such a hierarchical approach may be applied to a system or process in a patch-like fashion. A set of elements of the system correspond to a first tier. An objective function associates the set of elements with one another. The set of elements are partitioned into patches corresponding to a second tier. The patches individually include second tier elements that are subsets of the set of elements, and the individual patches have an energy configuration. The second tier elements of the patches are randomly initialized. Based, at least in part, on the objective function, a combinatorial optimization operation is performed on the second tier elements of the individual patches to modify the second tier elements of the individual patches. | 02-04-2016 |

20110040532 | Knowledge-Based Models for Data Centers - Techniques for data center analysis are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling thermal distributions in a data center is provided. The method includes the following steps. Vertical temperature distribution data is obtained for a plurality of locations throughout the data center. The vertical temperature distribution data for each of the locations is plotted as an s-curve, wherein the vertical temperature distribution data reflects physical conditions at each of the locations which is reflected in a shape of the s-curve. Each of the s-curves is represented with a set of parameters that characterize the shape of the s-curve, wherein the s-curve representations make up a knowledge base model of predefined s-curve types from which thermal distributions and associated physical conditions at the plurality of locations throughout the data center can be analyzed. | 02-17-2011 |

20110040534 | REAL-TIME SIMULATION PROCEDURE FOR A HELICOPTER ROTOR - This procedure proposes the appropriate equations that determine the rotor movement in order to obtain the aerodynamic actions for each blade in each iteration (the forces that are transmitted to the helicopter and the moments with respect to the articulations), and they are resolved by discretizations made in the rotor disc, such that that the blade elements of the partition are connected to the disc, which does not rotate, instead of to each blade. The blades pass through an azimuth range in each iteration, making a division of each blade longitudinally into n | 02-17-2011 |

20140350902 | Method for exploiting a fractured medium on the basis of a matched reservoir model for wells chosen by means of an equivalent transmissivity model - The present invention relates to a method (EXP) for exploiting a subterranean medium by means of a fractured reservoir model. The fractured reservoir model is matched (CAL) for a set of chosen wells (CHO), for which the measured dynamic data (DD) correspond to the estimated dynamic data by means of an equivalent transmissivity model (MOD). | 11-27-2014 |

20140350901 | SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION APPARATUS - Three-dimensional electromagnetic field analysis is performed for a plurality of positional patterns of a first wiring board internal structure model including one glass cloth on the upper side of differential lines and also for a plurality of positional patterns of a second wiring board internal structure model including one glass cloth on the lower side of differential lines to calculate skews, and the calculated skews are summed relating to a plurality of wiring board patterns configured by combining a plurality of combination patterns obtained by combining the plurality of positional patterns of the first model and a plurality of combination patterns obtained by combining the plurality of positional patterns of the second model to calculate a total skew and then a skew distribution in a wiring board having a certain line length is acquired based on the total skew. | 11-27-2014 |

20140046636 | HYBRID LOCAL NONMATCHING METHOD FOR MULTIPHASE FLOW SIMULATIONS IN HETEROGENEOUS FRACTURED MEDIA - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for modeling a fractured medium. The method includes generating, using a processor, a grid for the fractured medium, the fractured medium defining a first fracture and a second fracture, with the first fracture and the second fracture each represented by fracture cells in the grid. The method also includes determining a location where the first and second fractures intersect, the location being at least partially represented by an intersection cell of the fracture cells of the grid. The method further includes redistributing areas of the intersection cell and at least one other fracture cell, such that a size of the intersection cell is increased. | 02-13-2014 |

20110046925 | Process for Calibrating the Position of a Multiply Articulated System Such as a Robot - The present invention relates to a method of calibrating the position of a multiply-articulated system, notably a robot. The multiply-articulated system consisting of a chain of N segments interlinked by an articulated link, the calibration minimizing the difference between the measured position X | 02-24-2011 |

20120130690 | Quantum-Simulations Database and Design Engine for Development of Lithium Batteries - Methods, systems, and computer programs for selecting electrode materials for a lithium battery are presented. In one embodiment, a method includes an operation for developing models for structural and energy analysis of battery stability, safety, cycling and performance, where the models are developed based on a selection of elements and compositions for the electrode materials. Properties of at least one cell performance parameter are estimated, and a cell discharge rate behavior is calculated. Another operation in the method is provided for selecting an electrode material composition based on the estimated properties and the cell discharge rate behavior. The method operations are performed by a computer system that includes a processor. | 05-24-2012 |

20110029294 | Computer Implemented Method for Modelizing a Nuclear Reactor Core and a Corresponding Computer Program Product - The method comprises the steps of: partitioning the core in cubes to constitute nodes of a grid for computer implemented calculation, splitting the cubes into a first category and a second category, each cube of the first category being adjacent only to cubes from the second category so that the first category and second category of cubes constitute a checkerboard-like pattern, ordering the cubes of the first category and then the cubes of the second category, calculating neutron flux and/or thermohydraulics parameters by using an iterative solving procedure of at least one linear system and/or an eigensystem, the components of an iterant of the linear system and/or the eigensystem constituting the neutron flux and/or thermohydraulics parameters to be calculated, wherein, during the iterative solving procedure, calculations are conducted on the cubes of the first category then on the cubes of the second category. | 02-03-2011 |

20110029291 | Method for fracture surface extraction from microseismic events cloud - Embodiments of this invention relate to a method for analysing data related to subterranean formations including collecting data from microseismic observations of a subterranean formation that is stored on a device, analysing the data using a tensor voting method, and providing an estimate of a surface of a subterranean formation. Embodiments of this invention relate to a method for analysing data related to subterranean formations including collecting data from microseismic observations of a subterranean formation, analysing the data using a tensor voting method, providing an estimate of a surface of a subterranean formation, and tailoring an aspect of an oil field service in response to the estimate. | 02-03-2011 |

20150323701 | METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING AN OPTIMIZED MESH FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION - The invention is a method of constructing an optimized mesh for reservoir simulation in a subterranean formation useful for exploration in exploitation of oil deposits. At an instant T of the reservoir simulation, a size function is estimated, characterizing the initial mesh representative of the subterranean formation being studied. Next the flow of the fluids within the formation at this instant T is simulated by use of a reservoir simulator and of the initial mesh. An optimized size function is thereafter computed by use of the size function estimated on the initial mesh and of at least one parameter deduced from the reservoir simulation. And finally, an optimized mesh is constructed by modifying the initial mesh as a function of the optimized size function. | 11-12-2015 |

20120179440 | COMBINED MATRIX-VECTOR AND MATRIX TRANSPOSE VECTOR MULTIPLY FOR A BLOCK-SPARSE MATRIX - Systems and methods for combined matrix-vector and matrix-transpose vector multiply for block sparse matrices. Exemplary embodiments include a method of updating a simulation of physical objects in an interactive computer, including generating a set of representations of objects in the interactive computer environment, partitioning the set of representations into a plurality of subsets such that objects in any given set interact only with other objects in that set, generating a vector b describing an expected position of each object at the end of a time interval h, applying a biconjugate gradient algorithm to solve A*Δv=b for the vector Δv of position and velocity changes to be applied to each object wherein the q=Ap and qt=A | 07-12-2012 |

20120179439 | System and Method of Hydrocarbon Formation Modeling - Hydrocarbon formation modeling. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including simulating reaction of the formation to hydrocarbon extraction over a plurality of time steps. With each time step, the illustrative method makes a first approximation of migration of saturations for at least one grid block of the plurality of grid blocks (wherein migration of the saturation within at least one time step spans more than one grid block), and then correct the first approximation of migration of saturations for an effect not considered in the first approximation. | 07-12-2012 |

20120179438 | Robust Solution of Difficult Sub-Problems Arising from Numerical Reservoir Simulation - Methods and systems for providing robust solutions for sub-problems arising from numerical simulations of reservoirs and the like are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a method of solving a system of non-linear equations in accordance with the present disclosure includes: attempting to iteratively achieve a solution of a portion of the system using one or more iterative solution techniques; determining that the attempting has failed to iteratively achieve the solution of the portion of the system using one or more iterative solution techniques; and responsive to the determination that the attempting has failed, attempting to achieve an interval-based solution of the portion of the system using an interval-based solution technique. | 07-12-2012 |

20120179437 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMPLIFYING MODELS - An example method of simplifying a system expressed as differential algebraic equations includes transforming the differential algebraic equations into Hessenberg form, the Hessenberg form including algebraic equations and differential equations, using the algebraic equations to express a constraint manifold, and using a combination of differentiation and projections onto the normal and tangential spaces of the constraint manifold to simplify the differential equations. | 07-12-2012 |

20120179434 | Recursive Summation Algorithms Useful for Statistical Signal Analysis of Transmission of Signals in a Computer System - Computer-implementable recursive summation algorithms are disclosed that are useful for efficiently performing recursive convolution, such as is often required in Statistical Signal Analysis (SSA) techniques. The disclosed recursive summation algorithms can be more computationally-efficient from both a speed and memory perspective than other recursive convolution techniques known in the prior art, such as the techniques relying on Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs). | 07-12-2012 |

20120179433 | GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING POISSON-BASED GEOSPATIAL DATA SET MERGING AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device, and a processor cooperating with the geospatial model data storage device for merging first and second geospatial data sets for corresponding first and second geospatial regions. The processor may be for generating seam-smoothed geospatial data for a corresponding selected geospatial region between adjacent portions of the first and second geospatial regions by applying Poisson's equation to data from at least one of the first and second geospatial data sets for the selected geospatial region using boundary conditions based upon data along corresponding interfaces between the selected geospatial region and adjacent portions of the first and second geospatial regions. | 07-12-2012 |

20120179432 | GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING POISSON-BASED VOID INPAINTING AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device and a processor cooperating with the geospatial model data storage device for inpainting seam-smoothed, void-fill data into a void in a geospatial data set for a geospatial region. The processor may select raw void-fill data from the geospatial data set, and generate the seam-smoothed, void-fill data by applying Poisson's equation to the raw void-fill data using boundary conditions based upon data along a corresponding interface between the void region and adjacent portions of the geospatial region. | 07-12-2012 |

20110082673 | Design and Production of Stable Proteins - The disclosure provides methods for designing and producing mutants that stabilize a protein. The folding energy of the protein and various mutants can be determined based on an equation comprising intrinsic pK | 04-07-2011 |

20110035194 | METHODS FOR SEARCHING FOR ARRANGEMENTS OF SHAPES SUBJECT TO BOUNDARY DISTANCE CONSTRAINTS AMONG THOSE SHAPES - This disclosure describes methods for searching for arrangements of shapes subject to boundary distance constraints among those shapes. The first embodiment includes constructing | 02-10-2011 |

20110035193 | System and method for estimating density of a polymer - Systems and methods for predicting or calculating a virtual polymer property that is related to polymer architecture of a semi-crystalline polymer or calculating various virtual polymer properties related to polymer architecture as a means to design resins for particular end-use applications that require various mechanical and physical properties. | 02-10-2011 |

20110040533 | EXECUTING A UTILITY IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM BASED ON AN INTEGRATED MODEL - An integrated model based on plural underlying models relating to corresponding aspects of subterranean formation development is provided. A utility is created to perform a function using the integrated model. The utility is assigned to execute in a distributed computing system having a plurality of computer node. Computations performed by the utility are distributed across the plurality of computer nodes, where the computations are related to simulations using the integrated model. | 02-17-2011 |

20110087473 | WELL SIMULATION - A method of computational fluid dynamic modelling of a subterranean region comprises: defining a computational domain by generating a geometrical model of a subterranean region comprising a wellbore and a surrounding formation; associating knowledge of a physical property of the subterranean region with a computational parameter; and inputting the computational parameter into the computational domain. In one embodiment knowledge of permeability within the subterranean region is defined as a viscous resistance within the computational domain. | 04-14-2011 |

20110077923 | PHYSICS SIMULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method and apparatus wherein complex physical interactions and collisions are modeled at a high level of detail while reducing the computational demands placed on the processing system. In one embodiment the method comprising the steps of defining a first object and a second object, each object adapted for colliding with the other object; assigning an interaction type for at least one of the first and second object in response to an object parameter; and selecting between a continuous simulation of a collision and a discrete simulation of the collision in response to the interaction type. | 03-31-2011 |

20100280802 | METHOD OF PREDICTING THE AERODYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF AN AIRCRAFT ELEMENT - The invention relates to a method for predicting the aerodynamic performance of an aircraft element under predetermined conditions, the said aircraft element having at least one break ( | 11-04-2010 |

20120239357 | VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUE OF FEASIBLE REGIONS - The disclosed method includes: generating, from model expressions, each representing a relationship between input parameters and output evaluation indicators and a range of residuals for each model expression, at least one of a first problem to calculate a region that can be feasible with the model expressions, value ranges of the input parameters and the range of the residuals for each model expression and a second problem to calculate a region that is always feasible with the model expressions, the value ranges of the input parameters and the influence of the aforementioned range; calculating a feasible region(s) for a generated problem(s) to obtain data of the feasible region(s); and generating visualization data of the feasible region(s) to output the visualization data. | 09-20-2012 |

20120239356 | FREE ENERGY DIFFERENCE ESTIMATION METHOD AND SIMULATION APPARATUS - In a free energy difference estimation method, the partial free energy difference indicates a bound state between a target compound and a first candidate compound bindable to the target compound, and is stored in a storage part for each value of a binding constant. A change region, in which a partial free energy difference is equal to or greater than a predetermined change value, is specified in a region of the binding constant. The partial free energy difference of a second candidate compound in the change region is interpolated based on the partial free energy difference acquired in each of a previous region and a following region by using an approximation function. | 09-20-2012 |

20110106512 | METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING MACHINE CODE, THE EXECUTION OF WHICH GENERATES AN OPTIMIZED ROLLING MODEL - In a method for establishing a machine code which can be immediately executed by a computer, the execution of which causes the computer to implement a rolling model and to determine an output variable that quantitatively describes at least one material flow occurring in the rolling stock during a rolling process defined by the condition of the rolling stock and the roll stand setting. The output variable is determined on the basis of the rolling model, a rolling stock condition lying within a predetermined range of conditions, and a roll stand setting lying within a predetermined range of settings. Furthermore, a computer program, a data carrier, a computer, and a rolling train with at least one roll stand are disclosed. | 05-05-2011 |

20110119041 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FREQUENCY ANALYSIS OF DATA - The data frequency analysis method comprises: a step ( | 05-19-2011 |

20130262052 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMPLICIT MODEL OF GEOLOGICAL HORIZONS - A method and system for generating a model function h(x,y,z) implicitly representing geologic horizons. Geological data representing a fault network and horizons automatically extracted from seismic data may be received. A 3D mesh may be generated and divided into a plurality of fault blocks by the fault network. A discrete function h(x,y,z) may be defined having values of the geological data representing horizons at discrete nodes of the mesh. Constraints may be installed on the discrete function h(x,y,z) defining surfaces representing horizons. Constraints may be installed on the discrete function h(x,y,z) to ensure the uniqueness of the function h(x,y,z). The discrete function h(x,y,z) may be interpolated at the nodes of the mesh to create a piecewise continuous function h (x,y,z) while honoring the constraints. The piecewise continuous horizon function h(x,y,z) may be synchronized across multiple fault blocks. A model of the piecewise continuous horizon function h(x,y,z) may be displayed. | 10-03-2013 |

20140095125 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING COMPUTATIONAL EFFORT FOR SOLVING A MODEL OF A REAL-WORLD SCENARIO - A computer-implemented method for reducing a computational effort of finding a solution of a first model modeling a real-world scenario is presented. The first model has model variables and is defined by a set of rules comprising a first subset of rules and a second subset of rules, wherein each rule of the set of rules defines at least one condition for at least one model variable. A set of relaxed rules is built by relaxing each rule of the first subset of rules of the first model, wherein relaxing a rule comprises modifying at least one condition of said rule. Further, an initial model is constructed using the set of relaxed rules and the second subset of rules. A solution of the initial model is computed, wherein the solution of the initial model is a set of model variables satisfying each rule defining the initial model. For each rule in the first subset of rules, it is determined if the solution of the initial model satisfies the rule. If the solution of the initial model does not satisfy the rule, a cut for the rule is determined and the cut is stored in a set of initial possible cuts of the initial model, wherein a cut is a constraint on at least one model variable of the rule. If the set of initial possible cuts of the initial model is empty, the solution of the initial model is stored as a solution of the first model. | 04-03-2014 |

20140095124 | OPTICAL RULE CHECKING FOR DETECTING AT RISK STRUCTURES FOR OVERLAY ISSUES - A method and system is provided for detecting at risk structures due to mask overlay that occur during lithography processes. The method can be implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions. The programming instructions are operable to obtain a simulation of a metal layer and a via, and determine a probability that an arbitrary point (x, y) on the metal layer is covered by the via by calculating a statistical coverage area metric followed by mathematical approximations of a summing function. | 04-03-2014 |

20120109603 | QUANTITATIVE CALCULATION METHOD FOR OIL (GAS) SATURATION OF FRACTURED RESERVOIR - A quantitative calculation method for oil (gas) saturation of fractured reservoir during petroleum exploitation is provided. The method comprises: obtaining the fracture porosity and calculating resistivity index at different depth of fractured reservoir with known full diameter core data and imaging logging data; establishing the percolation network model of matrix and fracture combination with known pore structure feature; calibrating the numerical simulation results obtained from percolation network model based on the data of core experiment and sealed coring analysis results, then obtaining the relationship between the resistivity index (I) and water saturation (Sw) at different fracture porosity; calculating the oil (gas) saturation of fractured reservoir through selecting an interpolation function. The oil (gas) saturation calculated with said method is 0.67, however 0.49 with common method in some fractured reservoir. The accuracy is improved by more than 0.18 in the studied fractured reservoir. | 05-03-2012 |

20120109598 | Predictive Model for Use in Sequencing-by-Synthesis - A method of obtaining a more accurate estimate of a signal correction parameter(s) in sequencing-by-synthesis operations, such as incomplete extension rates, carry forward rates, and/or signal droop rates. The sequencing operation produces signal data. A model is constructed to simulate a population of template strands as it undergoes the sequencing process and becomes divided into different phase-states as the sequencing-by-synthesis progresses. For example, the model may be a phase-state model. The output from the model is used to adjust the signal correction parameter(s). For example, the model may be fitted to the signal data. This fitting results in a more accurate estimate of the signal correction parameter(s). In another embodiment, the signal droop rate is modeled as a decaying function and this decaying function is fitted to the signal data to obtain an improved estimate of the signal droop rate. | 05-03-2012 |

20110071807 | ANALYSING SPECTRAL DATA FOR THE SELECTION OF A CALIBRATION MODEL - The invention relates to a method of analyzing spectral data for the selection of a calibration model, relating spectra of a substance to a physical or chemical parameter of the substance, over a predetermined range of the physical or chemical parameter, comprising the steps: a) capturing spectral data of the substance with respective values of the physical or chemical parameter over the predetermined range, b) creating a plurality of calibration models using the captured spectral data in dependence upon the values of the physical or chemical parameter based on the calibration data using statistical resampling methods, c) calculating tolerance intervals of the results at each reference level for each calibration model, and d) displaying the tolerance intervals at each reference level over the predetermined range for each calibration model. In this way, a possibility for analyzing spectra data is provided which is useful in spectroscopic applications for automated calibration model selection and makes analytical interpretation and evaluation easier and more accurate. | 03-24-2011 |

20150046133 | COMMUNICATION SIMULATING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION SIMULATING METHOD, AND VEHICLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication simulating system includes: a communication recording device that records, into a vehicle condition database, a vehicle condition including a step, a place and a vehicle stringed together, vehicle state information that has been input as communication content between a vehicle electric equipment system and a vehicle communication apparatus in a step performed at a predetermined place; a vehicle state information acquiring device that acquires vehicle state information from the vehicle condition database in accordance with a selected vehicle condition; a storage unit that stores communication definition files specifying the respective ones of the same processes as the communication processes executed by a plurality of ECUs included in the vehicle electric equipment system; and a communication control device that communicates with a vehicle communication apparatus in accordance with the communication process and the vehicle state information. | 02-12-2015 |

20110119040 | ATTRIBUTE IMPORTANCE MEASURE FOR PARAMETRIC MULTIVARIATE MODELING - Parametric Bayesian Updating method is described for attribute importance measures. AIM is a quantitative measure of the relative importance of multiple attributes used in a Bayesian Updating parametric multivariate modeling approach. The AIM is a function of the correlation coefficients between the attributes themselves and the attributes with collocated target variable. The importance calculation is straightforward, repeatable, and objective. | 05-19-2011 |

20110119037 | PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION FOR OILFIELDS USING A MIXED-INTEGER NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL - A system performs production optimization for oilfields using a mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) model. The system uses an offline-online approach to model a network of interdependent wells in an online network simulator while modeling multiple interdependent variables that control performance as an offline MINLP problem. The offline model is based on production profiles established by assuming decoupled wells in the actual network of wells. In one example, an amount of lift-gas to inject and settings for subsurface chokes are optimized. An offline solver optimizes variables through the MINLP model. Offline results are used to prime the online network simulator. Iteration between the offline and online models results in a convergence, at which point values for the interdependent variables are communicated to the real-world oilfield to optimize hydrocarbon production. Priming the online model with results from the offline model drastically reduces computational load over conventional techniques. Additional techniques anneal initial data starting points, smooth pressure differences, and adapt constraint values to further reduce computational intensity. | 05-19-2011 |

20140278290 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED MODELING AND ANALYSIS - An integrated modeling and analysis system (IMAS) receives documents containing information relating to an overall operations system from a number of integrated product teams (IPTs). The IMAS creates a model architecture of the overall system the information received from the participating IPTs. The IMAS automatically imports the information without any interaction from support personnel. A discrete event modeling (DES) application in communication with the IMAS creates a DES model based on the model architecture in the IMAS. The DES application runs a simulation on the model generating statistical data relating to the overall system for analysis. The statistical data generates output reports in a format compatible with the analysis tools of the user. The IMAS includes a customizable user interface which allows a stakeholder to link and control the modeling information received from all other participating IPTs. Prior simulations and results can be archived for later reference. | 09-18-2014 |

20090254318 | Simultaneous active and passive optical fiber amplification method - The optimization process for pulsed laser experiments utilizing specialty optical fibers would normally require time exhaustive trial and error of many operating parameters such as cladding geometry, dopant concentration, and fiber length. With a scientific model that can be used to calculate simultaneously the active and passive effects on a time-varying optical signal, one can determine the optimal operating conditions relatively quickly. | 10-08-2009 |

20150324545 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING BLOOD FLOW CHARACTERISTICS USING FLOW RATIO - Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient which may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of an anatomical structure of a patient; create a model representing at least a portion of the anatomical structure; create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic within the anatomical structure; determine a first blood flow rate at at least one point of interest in the model; modify the model; determine a second blood flow rate at a point in the modified model corresponding to the at least one point of interest in the model; and determine a fractional flow reserve value as a ratio of the second blood flow rate to the first blood flow rate. | 11-12-2015 |

20150324503 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTICOMPONENT TIME-LAPSE SEISMIC MEASUREMENT TO CALCULATE TIME STRAINS AND A SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING AND CALIBRATING A GEOMECHANICAL RESERVOIR SIMULATOR RESPONSE - A system, method, and computer program configured to provide an electronic method for seismic time-lapse characterization of an underground formation are provided. The method includes decomposing, with microprocessor executing a predefined set of instructions stored in a memory, baseline and monitor seismic survey data of a formation into a four dimensional Clifford Algebraic form; extracting, via the microprocessor, time delays from a matrix of decomposed sensor measurement vectors generated based on the four dimensional Clifford Algebra form; and determining, via the processor, time strains for the underground formation from differences in the extracted time delays from the matrix before displaying the determined time strains for the underground formation to a user via a monitor or a hard copy printed document. A procedure is also provided to calibrate and refine the static and dynamic models of an underground formation using the results from the seismic time-lapse characterization. | 11-12-2015 |

20150324498 | ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD SIMULATION METHOD AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD SIMULATION SYSTEM - An electromagnetic field simulation method includes: obtaining, when a reference signal including a plurality of frequencies is input to a first point of design data of an object, a variation of a reference signal at a second point by a computer through an electromagnetic field simulation; calculating variable data at each of the plurality of frequencies based on the variation of the reference signal; frequency-decomposing a signal applied to the first point; and calculating a frequency distribution of the signal at the second point which propagates from the first point based on the frequency-decomposed signal and the variable data at each of the plurality of frequencies. | 11-12-2015 |

20150324501 | ANALYZING FLIGHT DATA USING PREDICTIVE MODELS - Various embodiments for analyzing flight data using predictive models are described herein. In various embodiments, a quadratic least squares model is applied to a matrix of time-series flight parameter data for a flight, thereby deriving a mathematical signature for each flight parameter of each flight in a set of data including a plurality of sensor readings corresponding to time-series flight parameters of a plurality of flights. The derived mathematical signatures are aggregated into a dataset. A similarity between each pair of flights within the plurality of flights is measured by calculating a distance metric between the mathematical signatures of each pair of flights within the dataset, and the measured similarities are combined with the dataset. A machine-learning algorithm is applied to the dataset, thereby identifying, without predefined thresholds, clusters of outliers within the dataset by using a unified distance matrix. | 11-12-2015 |

20110077921 | PRINT COLOR PREDICTING METHOD, PRINT COLOR PREDICTING APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM WITH PRINT COLOR PREDICTING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREIN, AND PROFILE GENERATING METHOD - First spectral data (spectral reflectance) of a printed object is obtained, and second spectral data (optical material characteristic value) of a laminating film is estimated. Then, using the first spectral data and the second spectral data, fourth spectral data (spectral reflectance) is predicted. | 03-31-2011 |

20110077916 | Method of Distributing a Random Variable Using Statistically Correct Spatial Interpolation Continuously With Spatially Inhomogeneous Statistical Correlation Versus Distance, Standard Deviation, and Mean - Methods for modeling a random variable with spatially inhomogenous statistical correlation versus distance, standard deviation, and mean by spatial interpolation with statistical corrections. The method includes assigning statistically independent random variable to a set of seed points in a coordinate frame and defining a plurality of test points at respective spatial locations in the coordinate frame. A equation for a random variable is determined for each of the test points by spatial interpolation from one or more of the random variable assigned to the seed points. The method further includes adjusting the equation of the random variable at each of the test point with respective correction factor equations. | 03-31-2011 |

20140207427 | FEATURE SELECTION FOR EFFICIENT EPISTASIS MODELING FOR PHENOTYPE PREDICTION - Various embodiments select markers for modeling epistasis effects. In one embodiment, a processor receives a set of genetic markers and a phenotype. A relevance score is determined with respect to the phenotype for each of the set of genetic markers. A threshold is set based on the relevance score of a genetic marker with a highest relevancy score. A relevance score is determined for at least one genetic marker in the set of genetic markers for at least one interaction between the at least one genetic marker and at least one other genetic marker in the set of genetic markers. The at least one interaction is added to a top-k feature set based on the relevance score of the at least one interaction satisfying the threshold. | 07-24-2014 |

20120065951 | METHOD TO PREDICT DENSE HYDROCARBON SATURATIONS FOR HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE - A method for characterizing one or more properties of a geological formation including brine and a dense vapor phase includes inputting at least one first property of the geological formation including resistivity of a vapor phase into a model including an equation of state (EOS) model, the model accounting for a high temperature effect on the dense vapor where that the dense vapor has a non-infinite resistivity. At least the EOS model is solves to provide data relating to at least one second property of the geological formation. The data relating to the at least one second property is output to a display device for visual inspection. | 03-15-2012 |

20110029292 | CIRCUIT ANALYSIS - A power estimation tool ( | 02-03-2011 |

20110125470 | Generalizing an Optimized Supplier Allocation Plan - Generating an optimized supplier allocation plan includes identifying parts and suppliers associated with an allocation problem, where each supplier can supply at least one part. One or more objective functions are selected. Each objective function has part variables, and each part variable represents a quantity of a part to be procured from a supplier. At least one constraint constraining at least one part variable is received. The one or more objective functions are optimized with respect to the at least one constraint to yield a value for each part variable. A quantity of each part to be procured from at least one supplier is determined according to the values to generate the optimized supplier allocation plan. | 05-26-2011 |

20110046931 | Computer Implemeneted Method for Modelizing a Nuclear Reactor Core and a Corresponding Computer Program Product - A computer implemented method for modelizing a nuclear reactor core, including the steps of: partitioning the core in cubes to constitute nodes of a grid for computer implemented calculation, calculating neutron flux by using an iterative solving procedure of at least one eigensystem, the components of an iterant of the eigensystem corresponding either to a neutron flux, to a neutron outcurrent or to a neutron incurrent, for a respective cube to be calculated. The neutrons are sorted in a plurality of neutron energy groups, and the iterative solving procedure includes a multi-level V-cycle with a top level fed with the eigensystem for the plurality of neutron energy groups and at least one bottom level. | 02-24-2011 |

20110046933 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF AN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE - A method for predicting dynamic behavior of an aircraft structure, the aircraft including at least one rotary device including at least one rotor guided in rotation by at least one fixed-bracket bearing containing a shock-absorbing fluid film. The method includes using a global digital model of the aircraft structure including a basic digital model of each rotary device, generating a non-linear digital model of each shock-absorbing film (for example by developing a cavitation-free model and a model with cavitation), integrating the model of each shock-absorbing film with the global model, applying interference to at least one rotor of a rotary device, and calculating the vibration frequency of at least one rotor of each rotary device and the corresponding frequency of the vibrations generated in a critical portion of the aircraft structure. | 02-24-2011 |

20150046131 | DETECTING APPLIANCES IN A BUILDING FROM COARSE GRAINED METER DATA WITH PARTIAL LABEL - Detecting appliance in a building, in one aspect, may comprise receiving meter data associated with energy consumption, the meter data comprising at least energy consumption data associated with usage of the appliance, receiving customer data associated with the meter data, extracting features for training a model for detecting the appliance, based on at least the meter data and the customer data, and constructing the model based on the features. | 02-12-2015 |

20110015908 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NUMERICALLY EVALUATING THERMAL COMFORT INSIDE AN ENCLOSURE - A system and method for assessing thermal comfort in an enclosure is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes performing a numerical analysis on a calibration enclosure including a thermal manikin in a uniform thermal environment to obtain a surface heat transfer coefficient (h | 01-20-2011 |

20110015907 | Petrophysical Method For Predicting Plastic Mechanical Properties In Rock Formations - Method for prediction of mechanical properties used in the description of large-strain plastic deformation for any subsurface rock strata of interest. The method is not specific to any geographic region, geological environment or subsurface depth interval, nor is it constrained to a specific lithology or plastic mechanical property. Predictive algorithms for triaxial compressive strength and rock compressibility are derived ( | 01-20-2011 |

20150046134 | SIMULATION OF A CHROMATOGRAPHIC RUN - The present invention relates to a method for simulating a chromatographic run on a chromatograph ( | 02-12-2015 |

20160034619 | Systems and Methods for Comparative Analysis - This disclosure relates to data analytics. The disclosed systems and methods allow for users to access one or more databases stored in a system. The user can input information into the system relating to one or more specimens that will allow the system to perform comparative analytics on the one or more specimens. The disclosed systems and methods allow for the prediction of behaviors of specimens based on information stored in the database. | 02-04-2016 |

20160034618 | SYSTEM AND MODEL FOR REAL-TIME PREDICTIVE LASER BEAM PROPAGATION - The present invention is a method for real-time predictive laser beam propagation through various atmospheric conditions and over predetermined distances. The invention includes loading input parameters into an embedded control scheme of a laser system. A prediction of one or more laser beam parameters is generated and a computational error is quantified for the generated laser beam parameters. One or more parameters for the laser system are then chosen based on the prediction and based on the quantified computational error. The chosen parameters are within a predetermined tolerance. A laser system is then built or adjusted using the one or more chosen parameters. | 02-04-2016 |

20160034616 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING THERMODYNAMIC EFFECTS OF ATOMIC CHANGES TO POLYMERS - Systems and methods for evaluating thermodynamics of atomic changes in a polymer include using a first portion of a refined derived set of three-dimensional coordinates for a derivation of the polymer, which incorporates the atomic change under study, to compute a first effective atomistic Hessian. A second effective atomistic Hessian is computed using a second portion of a refined native set of three-dimensional coordinates for the native polymer. Atoms in the first and second portions are identical. A thermodynamic property of the first portion is determined using the refined derived set of three-dimensional coordinates and the first effective atomistic Hessian. A thermodynamic property of the second portion of the native polymer is determined using the refined native set of three-dimensional coordinates and the second effective atomistic Hessian. The effect of the atomic changes is quantified by taking the difference between the calculated thermodynamic properties of the first and second portions. | 02-04-2016 |

20160034612 | Re-ordered Interpolation and Convolution for Faster Staggered-Grid Processing - Improved finite-difference staggered grid wave propagation systems and methods. One illustrative computer-based wave field simulation method includes: applying at least one signal to a grid of model cells forming a model space, each model cell having stress values associated with stress nodes and velocity values associated with velocity nodes staggered from the stress nodes; and propagating the at least one signal as a wave into the model space by alternately updating the stress values and the velocity values to obtain a time-dependent wave field associated with the at least one signal. The stress value updating includes, for each model cell: determining spatial derivatives of the velocity values for the model cell; interpolating the spatial derivatives to multiple stress nodes within the model cell; and, for each stress node within the model cell, combining the spatial derivatives associated with that stress node to update at least one stress value associated with that stress node. | 02-04-2016 |

20160034614 | MATERIALS PROPERTY PREDICTOR FOR CAST ALUMINUM ALLOYS - A device and article of manufacture to predict material properties of a cast aluminum-based component. In one form, a computer-based system includes numerous computation modules programmably cooperative with one another such that upon receipt of data that corresponds to the cast aluminum-based component, the modules provide performance indicia of the material. The modules include a thermodynamic calculation module, a thermal-physical property module, a mechanical property module and a materials selection or alloy design module. The combination of the modules along with known material and geometric databases—in addition to microstructural and defect databases—promotes the generation of materials properties needed for casting design, casting process simulation, CAE nodal property mapping and durability analysis. | 02-04-2016 |

20160034611 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING A STRUCTURAL PARAMETER FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL - A computer system enables a noise level associated with a structural substrate to be reduced. The computer system includes a memory device for storing data, and a processor in communication with the memory device. The processor is programmed to define a modulus of elasticity, a thickness, and/or a distribution associated with one or more damping elements coupleable to the structural substrate, define at least one operating parameter associated with the structural substrate and the one or more damping elements, simulate a first performance of the structural substrate and/or the one or more damping elements to generate a first performance data set; and determine whether the first performance data set satisfies a predetermined threshold. The first performance data set is associated with the at least one operating parameter and the modulus of elasticity, the thickness, and/or the distribution associated with the one or more damping elements. | 02-04-2016 |

20120185222 | FULL SPECTRUM LOCA EVALUATION MODEL AND ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY - This invention relates to a computational system and method for performing a safety analysis of a postulated Loss of Coolant Accident in a nuclear reactor for a full spectrum of break sizes including various small, intermediate and large breaks. Further, modeling and analyzing the postulated small break, intermediate break and large break LOCAs are performed with a single computer code and a single input model properly validated against relevant experimental data. Input and physical model uncertainties are combined following a random sampling process, e.g., a direct Monte Carlo approach (ASTRUM-FS) and advanced statistical procedures are utilized to show compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 CFR 50.46 criteria. | 07-19-2012 |

20140129191 | METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE THIGHTNESS OF A SEAL - A method for estimating a seal of a gasket, including: digitally simulating, using a computer, a creep deformation of a gasket resulting from crushing of the gasket between two bearing surfaces; calculating, at an interface between the gasket and one of the two bearing surfaces and during the computer simulation, a cumulative plastic deformation of the gasket, an axial stress between the gasket and the one the two bearing surfaces, and a contact length between the gasket and the one of the two bearing surfaces; and calculating a simulated porosity filling coefficient, representing the seal of the gasket at the interface. | 05-08-2014 |

20140129190 | METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR LOCATING A SOURCE OF DIFFUSION IN A NETWORK - The present invention discloses a method, apparatus and computer program product for locating a source of diffusion in a network, the method comprising providing a model of at least a portion of the network, the network comprising a plurality of nodes, a plurality of edges, and at least one source of diffusion, providing a model of a diffusion process initiated by the at least one source during a time period of interest, and employing a source estimator to determine a location of a source of diffusion in at least a portion of the network based on a plurality of network model parameters characteristic for the at least a portion of the network, and a plurality of diffusion process model parameters characteristic for the provided model of a diffusion process. | 05-08-2014 |

20140129187 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED RELIABILITY OPERATIONS - A system may include a model library configured to model a system, wherein the model library comprises a plurality of subsystem models, and each of the plurality of subsystem models is configured to derive a reliability measure. The system further includes a fault tolerance input and a maintenance policy input. The system further includes a dynamic risk calculation engine (DRCE) configured to use a user-defined set of the plurality of subsystem models, the fault tolerance input and the maintenance policy input, to derive a system risk for an apparatus. | 05-08-2014 |

20110077918 | Method of Predicting Natural Fractures And Damage In A Subsurface Region - A method for predicting localized damage and naturally occurring fractures in a subsurface region is provided. This invention uses a hybrid FEM-DEM (i.e. finite-discrete element) framework combined with a fracture risking analysis and fracture initiation and propagation criteria, to model the transition of rock from a state of continuum to discontinuum. The risking analysis combines results from other natural fracture prediction tools (e.g. displacement discontinuity method, restoration analyses, curvature analysis, analytical solutions, continuum analysis) to augment FEM-DEM solutions, such as by providing remote and local boundary conditions and identifying potential regions of anticipated damage and fracturing. Natural fractures and damage information is extracted from the modeling results and may be used directly for predictions or used as input into other fracture analysis tools or techniques. The FEM-DEM and risking techniques can be incorporated into a variety of numerical simulation software packages that use a finite-discrete method solver. | 03-31-2011 |

20110087472 | DETERMINING ELASTIC AND FLUID FLOW PROPERTIES OF A FRACTURED RESERVOIR - A technique includes identifying a fracture polygon intersecting a voxel of a three-dimensional grid of voxels representing a region of interest of a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir based on data indicative of a discrete fracture network. The technique includes partitioning the polygon with a regular mesh of points and determining a number of the mesh points inside the voxel and inside the polygon. The technique includes estimating an area of the fracture inside the voxel based at least in part on the determined number of mesh points inside the voxel and inside the polygon. The technique includes determining at least one property of a portion of the hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir, which coincides with the voxel based at least in part on the estimated area of the fracture. | 04-14-2011 |

20090299706 | METHOD, DEVICE, AND PROGRAM FOR SIMULATING NANO SUBSTANCE IN ELECTRIC FIELD - The present invention provides with a method for enabling a highly accurate simulation by calculating dynamical response of electrons in the electric field without using a “fitting parameter”. According to the present invention, the method for simulating a field distribution of a nano substance in an electric field comprises the step of a Fourier transform process by virtually applying a model on which a three-dimensional periodic boundary condition is imposed to the a field distribution of a nano substance in an electric field. | 12-03-2009 |

20110098993 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING MOLECULES OR PROCESSES OF BIOLOGICAL INTEREST BY USING KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY IN BIOLOGICAL DATA - The present application relates to methods and systems of identifying molecules or processes of biological interest by using knowledge discovery in biological data. In particular, the present application describes new methods of creating a biological map, new methods of codifying such map, new methods of analyzing such map and new methods of identifying molecules and processes of biological interest. The present application provides methods and systems to identify new and useful direct or indirect therapeutic targets, molecular modulators, adverse events effectors, disease biomarkers, genetic biomarkers, safety-related biomarkers, diagnostic molecules, hormones, metabolites, or metabolic effectors of any type. | 04-28-2011 |

20110098989 | Systems and methods for predicting heat transfer coefficients during quenching - A method to predict heat transfer coefficients for metal castings during quenching and/or cooling is provided. First, an initial set of HTC data are obtained from the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation based on the metal casting geometry, initial metal casting temperature (distribution), quench bed/tunnel dimensions and set-up, and a given or baseline (standard) quenching condition including, but not limited to, air and/or gas flow velocity, air and/or gas flow direction relative to the work piece, air and/or gas temperature, air and/or gas humidity, etc. The initial HTC values for the entire surface of the work piece calculated from CFD can then be optimized by multiplying scale factors to minimize the error between the predicted temperature-time profiles and the experimental measurements for the given or standard/baseline quench condition. When the HTC values are optimized for a standard/baseline quench condition, a set of semi-empirical equations (or weight functions) can be used to quickly modify the standard/baseline HTC data for different quenching conditions (i.e., variations of quenching conditions from the baseline) without performing complete heat transferring and optimization calculations. A system and article of manufacture are also provided. | 04-28-2011 |

20110098995 | METHOD FOR DESIGNING CONCENTRIC AXIS DOUBLE HOT GAS DUCT FOR VERY HIGH TEMPERATURE REACTOR - Provided is a method of designing a coaxial dual-tube type hot gas duct for a very-high-temperature reactor. When determining the outer diameter of an inner tube and the inner diameter of a pressure tube, both of which defines an annular part of the hot gas duct having a dual-tube shape, one selected from hydraulic heads, flow rates, and hydraulic heads of very-high-temperature helium gas flowing to a very-high-temperature region and low-temperature helium gas flowing to a low-temperature region is taken into consideration as well as is a relation of about heat balance model, so that it is possible to minimize flow induced vibrations caused by the flow of a fluid. | 04-28-2011 |

20110098990 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING PARTITIONED MATRICES FOR PARALLEL CIRCUIT SIMULATION - Over the years, parallel processing has become increasingly common. Conventional circuit simulators have not taken full advantage of these developments, however. Here, a circuit simulator and system are provided that partitions circuit matrices to allow for more efficient parallel processing to take place. By doing this, the overall speed and reliability of the circuit simulator can be increased. | 04-28-2011 |

20110098992 | Methods and Apparatus for Calculating Electromagnetic Scattering Properties of a Structure Using a Normal-Vector Field and for Reconstruction of Approximate Structures - A projection operator framework is described to analyze the concept of localized normal-vector fields within field-material interactions in a spectral basis, in isotropic and anisotropic media. Generate a localized normal-vector field n in a region of the structure defined by the material boundary, decomposed into sub-regions with a predefined normal-vector field and possibly corresponding closed-form integrals. Construct a continuous vector field F using the normal-vector field to select continuous components E | 04-28-2011 |

20160003974 | Systems and Methods for Curvature Analysis from Borehole Dips and Applications Thereof - Systems and methods for modeling subsurface rock formations based on well log data are provided. Systems include a downhole tool for acquiring data from which borehole dips may be picked and a processor including machine-readable instructions for curvature analysis based on inputs generated from the picked borehole dips data and which may be independent of 2D cross section model orientation. Methods (which may be incorporated in the machine-readable instructions corresponding to the systems) include pre-processing borehole dips data to generate inputs such as true stratigraphic thickness index, Local Constant Dips, borehole structural dip, and attributes for structural dip projections which may be used in a curvature analysis process for generating curvature logs such as standard, curvature along axis and curvature normal to axis logs from for smoothed dips, short zone structural dips and/or long zone structural dips. | 01-07-2016 |

20110106506 | PREDICTING NOx EMISSIONS - A method of predicting a nitrogen oxide (NO | 05-05-2011 |

20150112651 | Bond Model For Representing Heterogeneous Material In Discrete Element Method - A bond model in DEM is disclosed. The model includes receiving initial location, volume, mass density, bulk shear moduli of discrete particles representing physical domain made of heterogeneous material; assigning an influence range to each discrete particle; establishing a plurality of bonds for connecting the discrete particles, each of the bonds is divided into first and second sub-bonds with the first sub-bond connecting to a first discrete particle and the second sub-bond connecting to a second discrete particle, the said first and second discrete particles are located within the influence range. Each discrete particle is connected to one or more sub-bonds; dividing the volume of each discrete particle into one or more sub-bonds so that one or more sub-bonds are assigned with properties that include length and cross-section area; and obtaining numerically simulated physical phenomena within the physical domain by conducting a time-marching simulation of the bonds with assigned properties. | 04-23-2015 |

20140114628 | METHOD OF PREDICTING DEGRADATION OF FUEL CELL CATALYST USING THE METHOD OF CREATING PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION MODEL - A particle size distribution creating method includes a particle size range determining step, an integrating step of integrating the frequency of appearance of particles within the particle size range determined in the particle size range determining step, a division point determining step of determining particle sizes that provide division points, using the integral of the frequency of appearance obtained in the integrating step, and a typical point determining step of determining the minimum particle size, maximum particle size and the particle sizes of the division points as typical points. This method is characterized by assuming a particle size distribution which contains particles having the particle sizes of the respective typical points and is plotted such that the frequency of appearance of the particles having the particle size of each of the typical points is equal to the integral over each of the regions defined by the typical points, and obtaining the assumed particle size distribution as a particle size distribution model. | 04-24-2014 |

20140114625 | Forming a Convex Polygon of Mobile Sensors - Forming a convex polygon of a plurality of mobile sensors in an area is provided. Sensor output data received from the plurality of mobile sensors in the area is analyzed using an optimization problem. It is determined whether the plurality of mobile sensors forms the convex polygon in the area. In response to determining that the plurality of mobile sensors does form the convex polygon in the area, an objective function and a set of constraints corresponding to the optimization problem are generated. Then, a sparse solution of the optimization problem is calculated using the objective function and the set of constraints to determine vector weight values for each of the plurality of mobile sensors. | 04-24-2014 |

20140114624 | GENERATING AN ATMOSPHERIC MODEL USING ONE OR MORE PRESSURE-SENSING MOBILE DEVICES - A mobile device comprising a pressure sensor for collecting pressure data, a position-determining subsystem for generating location data including altitude data, and a processor operatively coupled to a memory to generate an atmospheric model based on the pressure data and the location data. In one implementation, the processor is configured to determine an Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) altitude using a position-determining subsystem, determine a pressure altitude using the pressure sensor, calculate a difference between the pressure altitude and the AMSL altitude, and calculate a temperature at sea level based on the AMSL altitude and pressure altitude. In one implementation, the processor performs a linear regression on an equation AMSL altitude=offset+ScaleFactor*PressureAltitude to solve for the offset and the ScaleFactor, and then estimates the temperature at sea level as 1-ScaleFactor=(T−15)/3. The model may be used to estimate ambient air temperature or weather conditions. | 04-24-2014 |

20110270593 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATING PHYSICAL FIELDS - In order to design on-chip interconnect structures in a flexible way, a CAD approach is advocated in three dimensions, describing high frequency effects such as current redistribution due to the skin-effect or eddy currents and the occurrence of slow-wave modes. The electromagnetic environment is described by a scalar electric potential and a magnetic vector potential. These potentials are not uniquely defined, and in order to obtain a consistent discretization scheme, a gauge-transformation field is introduced. The displacement current is taken into account to describe current redistribution and a small-signal analysis solution scheme is proposed based upon existing techniques for static fields in semiconductors. In addition methods and apparatus for refining the mesh used for numerical analysis is described. | 11-03-2011 |

20110015910 | Method of generating a hex-dominant mesh of a faulted underground medium - A method having application for petroleum exploration or geological storage of generating a mesh of a faulted underground medium, comprising generating a hex-dominant mesh from faults and horizons in a form of a 3D triangulated surfaces. Each 3D triangulated surface is converted to a 2D triangulated surface onto which the faults are projected by an isometric unfolding technique. A regular two-dimensional grid pattern is generated for each 2D triangulated surface. The faults are accounted for by deforming quadrilaterals of the grid pattern intersected by projected faults. The deformed regular grid pattern is then converted to a 3D gridded surface and each quadrilateral which is crossed by a fault is converted into two triangles at a level of a diagonal. Finally, after iterating for all the 3D triangulated surfaces, the mesh is generated by creating links between the nodes of neighboring three-dimensional gridded surfaces with respect to the faults. | 01-20-2011 |

20110015909 | RESERVOIR MODELING METHOD - A method for providing a three-dimensional model of a reservoir includes: dividing the reservoir into grid elements, each of the grid elements being delimited by boundary surfaces, storing reservoir properties associated with each of the grid elements in a computer memory, dividing boundary surfaces of each of the grid elements into sub-surfaces, calculating fluxes across each of the sub-surfaces of each of the grid elements, the fluxes being calculated based on a reservoir type and applying the fluxes to each of the grid elements to provide pressure and production status throughout the reservoir. | 01-20-2011 |

20110208492 | Joint-Aware Manipulation of Deformable Models - This disclosure describes a joint-aware deformation framework that supports the direct manipulation of an arbitrary mix of rigid and deformable components. The deformation framework may include at least a joint-analysis and a joint-aware deformation enabling a more realistic deformation of a joint-aware model. | 08-25-2011 |

20110077919 | METHOD OF RECOGNIZING ACTIVITY ON BASIS OF SEMI-MARKOV CONDITIONAL RANDOM FIELD MODEL - A method of recognizing an activity on the basis of a semi-Markov conditional random field (CRF) model is provided. The method includes segmenting an input signal measured by an accelerometer to output frame sequences, extracting training feature vectors from the frame sequences, building a codebook containing kernel vectors from the training feature vectors; quantizing vector sequences into discrete symbol sequences, using linear chain semi-Markov CRF model to compute the likelihood of a label given its corresponding symbol sequence. | 03-31-2011 |

20110004450 | DISPLAY OF MODELED MAGNETIC FIELDS - Methods and systems for modeling and displaying magnetic field intensities during Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) are described, particularly methods and system for modeling and displaying TMS using overlapping magnetic fields to stimulate deep brain regions. | 01-06-2011 |

20130289953 | SELF-OPTIMIZING, INVERSE ANALYSIS METHOD FOR PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION OF NONLINEAR MATERIAL CONSTITUTIVE MODELS - A self-optimizing, inverse analysis method for parameter identification of nonlinear material constitutive models utilizes the global force and displacement boundary loadings that are experimentally identified to globally search for initial constitutive parameters using a genetic algorithm. The initially identified constitutive parameters are then iteratively optimized by a simplex method in which two nonlinear finite element analyses are conducted in parallel using updated material constitutive parameters under the experimentally measured force and displacement boundary loadings. Stress and strain values for both the force and displacement finite element analyses are then input into an implicit objection function. Finally, the simplex optimization is performed for a number of predetermined number of iterations, whereupon the start of each new iteration utilizes the previously optimized set of constitutive parameters. | 10-31-2013 |

20100042384 | SYSTEM PROGRAM OF A WIRELESS COVERAGE PREDICTION - This invention uses multi-tier indexing methods to organize the wireless communication industry standard Radio Resource Management (RRM) parameters, compression techniques to compress the indexed RRM parameters, model the RRM parameters to identify the relationships between the parameters, simulate the model by eliminating predefined non-influential parameters, to conclude the signal-noise-ratio values in order to determine signal coverage. This invention is used to replace the Road Tests currently implemented by the service carriers for determining actual service coverage. | 02-18-2010 |

20100042383 | Method of Predicting Breakage Properties of a Particulate Material when Subjected to Impact - A method of predicting breakage properties of a particulate material when subjected to impact, the method including: calculating a breakage index for the particulate material using the following equation: Breakage Index=M{I−exp[−f | 02-18-2010 |

20100100361 | NUMERICAL STRUCTURE-ANALYSIS CALCULATION SYSTEM - The object is to enable the calculation of load transfer paths in case of distributed load applied to the structure with the numerical structure-analysis calculation system. The value of the parameter U** at each point is calculated according to the ratio of the complementary strain energy U at the application of load without fixing the point in the structure and the complementary strain energy U′ at the application of load with fixing one point in the structure. In the actual calculation, according to the complementary strain energy U, and the flexibility matrix C | 04-22-2010 |

20110270589 | DETERMINING ILL CONDITIONING IN SQUARE LINEAR SYSTEM OF EQUATIONS - Determining ill conditioning in square linear systems of equations is disclosed. Specifically, a method, system and computer program product for determining ill conditioning in square linear systems of equations is disclosed, the method including sampling condition numbers in the square linear systems of equations, and classifying the condition numbers sampled from the square linear systems of equations. | 11-03-2011 |

20160033676 | Estimating Material Properties - This disclosure relates to updating an estimate for a material property of a volume, for example, updating the estimate of iron concentration in a block of a mine block model. The estimate is based on values of one or more model parameters. A processor receives a measurement of the material property outside the volume. Then, the processor determines updated values for the one or more model parameters based on the estimate and the measurement and determines an updated estimate for the material property of the volume based on the updated values for the one or more model parameters and the measurement. Since a measurement outside the volume is used to determine updated model parameters and an updated estimate of that volume, the model is more accurate and the estimate for the material property of the volume is also more accurate although measurements within that volume are not available. | 02-04-2016 |

20160033661 | HARMONIC ENCODING FOR FWI - A deterministic method for selecting a set of encoding weights for simultaneous encoded-source inversion of seismic data that will cause the iterative inversion to converge faster than randomly chosen weights. The encoded individual source gathers are summed ( | 02-04-2016 |

20100169061 | SIMULATION APPARATUS FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A simulation apparatus of semiconductor device includes a first calculator, a second calculator, a third calculator, a fourth calculator, and a controller. The first calculator applies a voltage to an area which functions as a virtual electrode, and setting a pseudo-Fermi level of a first carrier in the area functioning as the virtual electrode to calculate a first carrier density. The second calculator analyzes continuous equation of a second carrier to calculate a second carrier density. The third calculator uses the first carrier density as a function of an electrostatic potential, and solving a first equation of the function and a Poisson's equation to calculate an electrostatic potential and the first carrier density expressed by the function. The fourth calculator calculates a current density of the first carrier to calculate a current flowing. The controller controls the voltage applied to the virtual electrode. | 07-01-2010 |

20140188442 | System and Method for Selecting Predictors for a Student Risk Model - Systems and methods may automatically generate institution-specific, program-specific or course-specific student risk assessment models from an arbitrary set of potential risk predictors. Student data from previously completed courses are collected and used to create a design matrix of predictor values and an outcome vector. The system determines the coefficients for the model using an automated predictor selection method, such as lasso logistic regression. The system uses the model with current student data to assess an outcome probability, such as the risk of a current student from failing or dropping a course. In addition to an overall risk assessment model, component models focused on particular components of risk, such as performance, participation, attendance, timeliness, or student profile, can be generated. The component models may be used along with the overall risk assessment model to help explain the reasons behind the risk assessment. | 07-03-2014 |

20150057989 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING AN INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL) AND/OR SURGICAL PARAMETERS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF IOL IMPLANTATIONS - Selection of an appropriate intraocular lens (IOL) and/or the applicable surgical parameters for optimizing the results of refractive procedures on the eye. Features of the IOL are crucial for the selection and/or adjustment of the optimal IOL, but so is the IOL selection method (and parameters) from a surgical perspective. For the method, corresponding output parameters are determined from predetermined, estimated, or measured input parameters and/or their mean values, wherein at least two input parameters are varied with one another and which have at least one input parameter as a distribution function. The resulting function is optimized by means of corresponding target values and the determined distribution function of one or more output parameters is used as a decision aid. The present solution is used for selecting an appropriate IOL and/or the applicable surgical parameters and is applicable in the field of eye surgery for implanting IOLs. | 02-26-2015 |

20110015904 | Model based estimation of a complete or partial positron emission tomography attenuation map using maximum likelihood expectation maximization - Example embodiments are directed to a method of correcting attenuation in a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner and a positron emission tomography (PET) unit. The method includes acquiring PET sinogram data of an object within a field of view of the PET unit. The method further includes producing an attenuation map based on a maximum likelihood expectation maximization (MLEM) of a parameterized model instance and the PET sinogram data. | 01-20-2011 |

20150120260 | NON-CONVEX HULL SURFACES - The invention is a computer implemented method, device, system, or article for reconstructing a surface of an object. In particular, the invention comprises estimating a non-convex hull signed distance function parameters from a data set of an object and evaluating the non-convex hull signed distance function on vertices of a volumetric mesh. The invention further comprises approximating the zero level set of the non-convex hull signed distance function by a polygonal mesh using an isosurface algorithm to provide surface reconstruction of an object. | 04-30-2015 |

20150120257 | METHOD OF OPERATING OSCILLATOR INCLUDING VERIFICATION OF OPERATION OF THE OSCILLATOR - A method of verifying operation of an oscillator includes performing a Monte-Carlo simulation with respect to points in an initial-conditions space, and then judging whether a frequency error exists. An oscillation error is determined to exist when the frequency error exists. Additional operations include determining a point at which a probability of having a settling time longer than a maximum value, of a settling time obtained up to a present time, is maximum when the frequency error does not exist. The Monte-Carlo simulation is then performed on the determined point to judge whether the frequency error exists. | 04-30-2015 |

20120303342 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPRESENTING WELLS IN MODELING A PHYSICAL FLUID RESERVOIR - The disclosure is directed to a method of representing fluid flow response to imposed conditions in a physical fluid reservoir through wells. The invention utilizes techniques and formulas of unprecedented accuracy and speed for computer computation of Green's and Neumann functions in finite three-dimensional space for arbitrarily-oriented line sources in anisotropic media. The method includes the modeling of fluid flow in physical fluid reservoirs with an assemblage of linear well segments, characterizing arbitrary well trajectory, operating in unison with flux density coupled to flow rate within the well through a constitutive expression linking pressure distribution and flow. The method further includes generalization to complex fracture sets or fractured wells in modeling fluid flow in a reservoir, coupled use of such computations within a mesh representation of the physical fluid reservoir with isolation of well cell contributions, and extension to modeling of heterogeneous reservoirs and pressure transients. | 11-29-2012 |

20140032189 | METHOD FOR MODEL-BASED DETERMINATION OF A TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION OF AN EXHAUST GAS POST-TREATMENT UNIT - In a method for a model-based determination of a temperature distribution of an exhaust gas post-treatment unit, a differentiation is made between steady operating states and non-steady operating states by taking into account the axial and the radial temperature distribution, and, on the basis of virtual segmentation of the post-treatment unit, in particular the radial heat transfer to the surroundings is taken into account in the model-based determination for steady operating states, and for non-steady operating states the heat transfer from the exhaust gas which flows axially through the post-treatment unit to the segments is taken into account by a heat transfer coefficient k. | 01-30-2014 |

20110060564 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLASSIFICATION OF SOUND-GENERATING PROCESSES - Sound-generating processes are classified using at least one sensor for detecting sound signals caused by the sound-generating processes. A storage stores a reference model which has statistical distribution parameters for predetermined characteristics of a sound signal. An adaptation unit extracts the characteristic from the detected sound signals of the processes and calculates a similarity between the sound signals detected based on the extracted characteristics for grouping the processes into various process clusters having sound signals that are similar to each other. The adaptation unit adapts the stored reference model as a function of the statistical distribution parameters of those processes in a process cluster having the maximum number of processes, then a classification unit classifies the sound-generating processes based on the adapted model. | 03-10-2011 |

20110060563 | Carbonaceous Chemistry for Continuum Modeling - A system and method of calculating fuel gasifier reactions is disclosed. The method and system model combustion/gasification within a gasifier by using an Eulerian-Eulerian flow field. The flow field is updated as the combustion/gasification progresses to account for the use of fuel as well as other reactions, mass transferred, and heat that occur within the gasifier during the combustion/gasification reactions. | 03-10-2011 |

20110060562 | Method of determining the elastic modulus of coatings - The method of determining the elastic modulus of coatings utilizes numerical modeling and simulation methods to determine physical characteristics of coatings based upon comparisons of measured flexural characteristics with the numerical models and simulations. Particularly, the method of determining the elastic modulus of coatings utilizes a numerical modeling technique, such as the finite element method, to model vibrational frequency and amplitude variation in a substrate material with a metallic or ceramic coating. | 03-10-2011 |

20150127306 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING A POWER CONSUMPTION MODEL AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - An apparatus and method for creating a power consumption model and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium thereof are provided. The apparatus is stored with a power consumption datum for each of a target user and a plurality of users. The apparatus selects several users as a group, uses the power consumption data of the users in the group to create a predicted model, calculates a predicted power consumption value for the target user, calculates a difference according to the predicted power consumption value and a real power consumption value, and repeats the aforementioned operations until a criterion has been satisfied. The apparatus selects the groups whose corresponding difference is smaller than a predetermined value and creates a power consumption model by the power consumption data of the users that appear more than one time and the power consumption data of the target user. | 05-07-2015 |

20110218785 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A FINITE ELEMENT MODEL - A finite-element model modeling a geometrical entity, is created by means of a computer in the following way At least one property data and at least a positioning identifier are acquired by means of an interface of the computer in order to store these in a memory of the computer. The positioning identifier allows identifying a position of the property data on the geometrical entity. A correspondence is established between the positioning identifier and at least an element of the finite-element model. Preferably, the property data is linked with the element of the finite-element model for which a correspondence with the positioning identifier of the property data was established. | 09-08-2011 |

20110218782 | RAPID PROCESS MODEL IDENTIFICATION AND GENERATION - A rapid process model identification technique identifies, in a relatively short period of time, the dynamic relationship between a process input and a process output by developing an estimate of an integrating gain and a process deadtime from the initial response of the process output to a change in the process input. The integrating gain and deadtime values are then used to generate a complete process model for any of many different types of processes. These process models can be used very quickly to perform process simulation or can be used for control purposes, so as to be able to bring a process control system that uses or relies on process models on line much more quickly than was possible in the past. Moreover, this rapid modeling technique can be used to develop simulation models for a process loop before the controller that controls the process loop has completed responding to even a single process upset or set point change, making the technique very useful in performing control of slow processes. | 09-08-2011 |

20150120261 | FINITE ELEMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS - The computational efficiency of Finite Element Methods (FEM) on parallel architectures is typically severely limited by sparse iterative solvers. Standard iterative solvers are based on sequential steps of global algebraic operations, which limit their parallel efficiency, and prior art techniques exploit sophisticated programming techniques tailored to specific CPU architectures to improve performance. The inventors present a FEM Multigrid Gaussian Belief Propagation (FMGaBP) technique that eliminates global algebraic operations and sparse data-structures based upon reformulating the variational FEM into a probabilistic inference problem based upon graphical models. Further, the inventors present new formulations for FMGaBP, which further enhance its computation and communication complexities where the parallel features of FMGaBP are leveraged to multicore architectures. | 04-30-2015 |

20140052420 | Digital Rock Analysis Systems and Methods that Estimate a Maturity Level - The pore structure of rocks and other materials can be determined through microscopy and subjected to digital simulation to determine the properties of the material such as its maturity level or conversion ratio. To determine the maturity level, some disclosed method embodiments obtain a 3D model of a rock sample; estimate volumes of organic matter; estimate volumes of pores with within the organic matter; calculate a conversion ratio as a function of the volumes of organic matter and the volumes of pores within the organic matter; correlate the conversion ratio with a maturity level, and display at least one of the conversion ratio and the maturity level. | 02-20-2014 |

20140052419 | PROBABILITY-BASED REGENERATOR SITE ANALYSIS - An optical network analysis tool includes a computer-readable storage medium having computer-readable instructions stored thereon. The computer-readable instructions are executable by a computing device to perform operations. The operations include generating a simulated network that models an optical network. The simulated network includes regenerator candidate sites. The operations may also include conducting an analysis of the optical network. The analysis includes introducing a multiple signals transmitted between source/destination pairs and recording a number of times each of the regenerator candidate sites are selected as a regenerator site while applying each of a set of data traffic conditions in the simulated network. The operations may also include statistically analyzing the number of times each of the regenerator candidate sites is selected to generate statistically analyzed information and presenting the statistically analyzed information. | 02-20-2014 |

20110093241 | Upwind Algorithm for Solving Lubrication Equations - An embodiment of the present invention may be a system or method for simulating a physical process. The physical process being simulated may be in a droplet. The process being simulated may be the drying of a droplet on a substrate. Simulating the physical process may include using a finite difference scheme to approximate a differential of a function. The function may be dependent on a plurality of variables. The location in space at which one or more of the variables is evaluated may depend on the sign of one or more of the variables and upon which portion of the finite difference equation is being evaluated. | 04-21-2011 |

20110093247 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NON-STEADY STATE MODEL FITTING - A method is presented for modeling a process using non-steady state values of a process variable implemented in a control unit. The method includes steps of dynamically testing the process and accumulating data points. The data points provide a testing data set including measured values of a response process variable and a manipulated variable. The method includes assigning a first data point within the testing set, computing a dead time value for the testing set, modeling the process over the testing set to determine model-predicted values for the measured response variable, and computing an average error value between each model-predicted values and the measured response variable values. The method further includes centering the model-predicted values over the measured values, computing an optimal fit of the centered model-predicted values, and iteratively repeating these steps until the model-predicted values converge to the measured response variable values. | 04-21-2011 |

20110112813 | METHOD FOR ESTIMATING SURVIVAL CELL COUNT, AND METHOD FOR SETTING GUARANTEED CELL COUNT - The present invention provides a method for estimating survival cell count, which is able to calculate an accurately estimated result of the survival cell count of a specific strain in a probiotic product with respect to its storage period, and to shorten the time for developing the product, and a method for setting a guaranteed cell count, which is able to readily calculate a guaranteed cell count of a specific strain in a probiotic product within its quality guarantee period. The method for estimating the survival cell count is characterized by estimating the survival cell count n | 05-12-2011 |

20110112812 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING VOLUME CHANGE OF VOID GENERATED IN RESIN FILLED IN POROUS BODY, AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING FLOW OF RESIN MATERIAL IN POROUS BODY - The present method aims at preventing breakdown by selecting conditions for preventing the occurrence of voids via analysis. According to the present method, a database related to the time variation of amount of generated gas or number of moles when a solid member is heated is experimentally formulated in advance, and the amount of generated gas from the member and the specific heat ratio of gases are entered for analysis in order to predict via analysis the generation of voids within the resin material when the solid member is heated, to thereby select conditions for preventing voids. | 05-12-2011 |

20110112809 | Photoresist Simulation - A processor based method for measuring dimensional properties of a photoresist profile by determining a number acid generators and quenchers within a photoresist volume, determining a number of photons absorbed by the photoresist volume, determining a number of the acid generators converted to acid, determining a number of acid and quencher reactions within the photoresist volume, calculating a development of the photoresist volume, producing with the processor a three-dimensional simulated scanning electron microscope image of the photoresist profile created by the development of the photoresist volume, and measuring the dimensional properties of the photoresist profile. | 05-12-2011 |

20110112808 | INTEGRATED-MODEL MUSCULOSKELETAL THERAPIES - Anatomical structures such as the musculoskeletal structure of a knee or hip joint, are modeled using a predictive cause-and-effect mathematical model wherein parameters and interactions associated with biological tissues are examined. The model extends over nested small scale parameters (e.g., genetic or cellular) up to macro scale parameters, e.g., body force and motion. The parameter values are populated for a subject or group, and the model is operated iteratively while subjecting the parameters to one or more influences, to project changes over a span of time that encompasses adaptive changes in tissues and also aging and wear. | 05-12-2011 |

20110112807 | Apparatus and method for evaluating deterioration performance - When a manager uses an input device to input the inspected states of the degrees of soundness of a plurality of objects, a data receiving unit receives them as inspection data. A deterioration characteristic calculating unit calculates the average value of the deterioration characteristics of the objects based on data related to the degrees of soundness of the plurality of objects that is received by the data receiving unit. A heterogeneous parameter calculating unit calculates a heterogeneous parameter for each heterogeneous factor that cannot be observed or is difficult to observe, and causes a variation in the deterioration characteristics. A benchmarking unit evaluates the influence of the heterogeneous factors on the deterioration characteristics based on the heterogeneous parameters, and an output unit outputs the evaluation result. | 05-12-2011 |

20110112806 | AIRCRAFT FEATHERING, FLAPPING AND ROTOR LOADS INDICATOR - A feathering, flapping and rotor loads indicator for use in a rotorcraft includes a calculation unit configured to calculate (a) a current temperature of a bearing of the rotor assembly using a first calculation model, (b) a projected temperature of the bearing using the first calculation model and (c) a load exerted on a selected component of the rotor assembly using a second calculation model, the first and second calculation models adapted to calculate, respectively, the projected and the current temperatures of the bearing and the load exerted on the selected component based on flight control parameters; and a display unit configured to display on a common scale a movable indicator, the movable indicator being driven by the highest value between the projected temperature of the bearing and the load exerted on the selected component. The display unit displays another movable indicator driven by the current temperature of the bearing. | 05-12-2011 |

20150134310 | Method for Simulating a Set of Elements, and Associated Computer Program - Method for simulating a system of elements, according to which the behaviour of said elements is determined on the basis of a Hamiltonian H of the system of elements, such as (formula I) where p is a vector indicating the moments of the elements. q is a vector indicating the positions of the elements, M | 05-14-2015 |

20130166258 | Techniques for Thermal Modeling of Data Centers to Improve Energy Efficiency - Techniques for modeling a data center are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling a data center is provided. The method comprises the following steps. Spatially dense three-dimensional thermal distribution and air flow measurements made in the data center using a mobile off-line surveying system are obtained. A temperature and air flow model for the data center is created using the spatially dense three-dimensional thermal distribution and air flow measurements. The temperature and air flow model is used to make thermal distribution and air flow predictions of the data center. The thermal distribution and air flow predictions are compared with the thermal distribution and air flow measurements made using the mobile off-line surveying system to produce a validated model for the data center. | 06-27-2013 |

20150134305 | STATIC MODELLING OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A design verification system verifies an electronic device design based on a static model of the electronic device. The static model is an expression of the relationships between modules of the electronic device design and relationships between the behaviors of those modules that can be expressed as set of logical relationships. The static model does not rely on a time variable, but instead reflects a fixed set of relationships between the electronic device modules and between behaviors of the electronic device modules. The static model can be employed by a solver, that identifies whether or how the mathematical relationships of the static model can be reconciled, given a set of constraints. The solver results can be analyzed to identify whether there are errors in the device design, such as resource conflicts, failure of the design to achieve a desired configuration, and the like. | 05-14-2015 |

20140358502 | COMBINED MIGRATION METHOD FOR BASIN MODELING - A method for modeling a migration of hydrocarbon fluids. The method may include decomposing, by operation of a processor, a domain of a basin model to produce a first plurality of cells having a permeability below a threshold value and a second plurality of cells having a permeability above the threshold value. A first migration analysis may be performed to analyze a relatively slow migration starting in the first plurality of cells. A second migration analysis may be performed to analyze a relatively faster migration starting m the second plurality of cells. | 12-04-2014 |

20140358501 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODELING CURRENT TRANSMISSION ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - A system for modeling current transmission on a printed circuit board (PCB), the system includes a layout information obtaining module, a power setting module, a calculating module and an analyzing module. The layout information obtaining module obtains layout information of the PCB. The power setting module sets output voltages of multiple voltage regulating modules and a variation range of the output voltages. The calculating module builds a current transmission model script of the PCB according to the settings, executes the current transmission model script, and calculates working voltages of the multiple receiving terminals. The analyzing module compares the working voltages of the multiple receiving terminals with voltages of the variation range of the output voltages, and determines whether the layout information of the PCB complies with the design specification. | 12-04-2014 |

20110093246 | Modeling Systems for Consumer Goods - The present invention relates to modeling systems for designing consumer products and selected components for use in consumer products, consumer products and components selected by such models and the use of same. | 04-21-2011 |

20110093245 | MODEL GENERATING COMPUTER PRODUCT, APPARATUS, AND METHOD - A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium stores therein a model generating program that causes a computer capable of accessing a memory device storing, among coefficients and input variables making up a model formula expressing an object to be modeled, statistical values associated with the coefficients to execute: inputting a data group as a combination of an input value and an output value with respect to the object; determining, based on a joint probability joining a first probability of occurrence of the model formula as defined by the statistical values and the coefficients and a second probability of occurrence of the model formula as defined by the input variables and output variables, values of the coefficients to maximize the joint probability by giving the data group to the input variables and the output variables of the joint probability; and outputting the values of the coefficients determined in relation to the model formula. | 04-21-2011 |

20110093242 | Method and System for Constructing Corner Models for Multiple Performance Targets - A method, system and article of manufacture are disclosed for constructing corner models for multiple performance targets for circuit simulations. The method includes identifying N (N≧2) device and/or circuit performance targets F | 04-21-2011 |

20160026830 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SOLVING AN OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM USING AN ANALOG CIRCUIT - An analog circuit design is described that solves Linear Programming (LP) or Quadratic Programming (QP) problems. | 01-28-2016 |

20090326881 | MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMAL DESIGN IMPROVEMENT SUPPORT DEVICE, ITS METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A multi-objective optical design improvement support device calculates a logical expression indicating a logical relationship among arbitrary two or three objective functions of a plurality of mathematically approximated objective functions and displays a possibility area in arbitrary objective space according to it. When a designer is not satisfied with an optimal Pareto solution, it copies a sample point group out of the initial constraints of a design parameter set in the objective space, displays its result and presents an improvement solution to the designer. When the designer finds more optimal solution than the optimal Pareto solution among the displayed improvement solutions and gives instruction, it calculates a sample point in design parameter space, corresponding to the optimal improvement solution, overlaps it with a constraint range and displays it as improvement knowledge and information. | 12-31-2009 |

20110022366 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND UTILIZING A MASS FLOW SPRINKLER COEFFICIENT - Systems and methods for determining, characterizing and/or predicting the impact of a sprinkler discharge spray on a fire induced mass flow through a vent, preferably a doorway, of a compartment. Provided are systems and methods for determining a sprinkler coefficient that characterizes the ability of a sprinkler to reduce a fire induced mass flow from the compartment. The sprinkler coefficient preferably defines a ratio of a mass flow from a compartment, in the absence of a discharging sprinkler, to the mass flow from a compartment, in the presence of a discharging sprinkler. Accordingly, the systems and methods herein provide for the sprinkler coefficient to define a mass flow equation by accounting for the influence of a discharging sprinkler spray and provide for a new fire induced mass flow calculator. | 01-27-2011 |

20110022365 | MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION DESIGN SUPPORT APPARATUS AND METHOD - An embodiment relates to a multi-objective optimization design supporting technique to reduces the computational complexity of QE/CAD. When the input logical expression generated by a logical-expression-with-qualifier generation unit is satisfied in regard to the sample point included in a certain piece of cell information for each value of the same design parameter, a first cell processing unit does not evaluate the input logical expression on the cell information including other sample points having a value equal to or smaller than the value of a predetermined design variable (for example, a design variable indicating a yield) corresponding to the sample point above, but selects it as the cell information for an output of a logical expression without a qualifier. | 01-27-2011 |

20110022364 | SIMULATION APPARATUS, SIMULATION METHOD, AND SIMULATION PROGRAM - A disclosed device includes a simulation apparatus which simulates a shift in signal characteristics occurring in a wiring pattern formed in a printed wiring board including a first database that stores wiring pattern attribute information and wiring pattern positional information, a second database storing solid lack portion size information and solid lack portion positional information, a third database that stores shift amount information relative to positional relationships between the wiring patterns and the solid lack portions, a shift amount processing unit configured to obtain the shift amount of the signal characteristics in the wiring pattern corresponding to the wiring pattern attribute information which is input based on the wiring pattern positional information corresponding to the wiring pattern attribute information which is input, the solid lack portion positional information, the solid lack portion size information, and the shift amount information. | 01-27-2011 |

20150051879 | METHODS FOR SIMULATING OXIDES IN ALUMINUM CASTINGS - A method of simulating aluminum oxides defects in aluminum castings comprises determining the free surface area for a plurality of particles of aluminum in an aluminum melt, storing the free surface area for each particle of aluminum, tracking the free surface area change during mold filling, and calculating the total area of entrained or surface oxide films based on the free surface area change during mold filling. The method may further comprise a scalar variable method and a discrete particle method coupled together to simulate the aluminum oxide defects in aluminum castings. | 02-19-2015 |

20120101787 | MULTI-WELL TIME-LAPSE NODAL ANALYSIS OF TRANSIENT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS - A method, apparatus and program product utilize an analytical reservoir simulator to perform inflow simulation for a node during nodal analysis in a multi-well petroleum production system. By doing so, time-lapse nodal analysis may be performed of a transient production system in a multi-well context, often taking into account production history and the transient behavior of a reservoir system. Moreover, in some instances, an interference effect from different wells in a multi-well production system may be considered, and in some instances nodal analysis may be performed simultaneously for multiple wells. Multi-layer nodal analysis may also be performed in some instances to account for the pressure loss in a wellbore between multiple layers. | 04-26-2012 |

20120101786 | METHOD FOR PARAMETERIZING AND MORPHING STOCHASTIC RESERVOIR MODELS - A method for creating a modified realization of a geostatistical model of a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir is described, which may be used in a history matching process. The modified realization is based on a current realization which is a function of a first uniform random number field. At least one further uniform random number field U | 04-26-2012 |

20120101785 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ACTIVITY OF A PERSON LYING DOWN - The system for determining the activity of a person lying down has at least one motion sensor (CM) having at least one measurement axis, which is provided with a fastener (MF) for firmly connecting the motion sensor (CM) to a user. The system includes a filter (FILT) for selecting, for at least one measurement axis of the motion sensor (CM), a high-frequency signal (HF) and a low-frequency signal (BF); a first calculation unit (CALC | 04-26-2012 |

20120101784 | Wide-area agricultural monitoring and prediction - Ground-based measurements of agricultural metrics such as NDVI are used to calibrate wide-area aerial measurements of the same metrics. Calibrated wide-area data may then be used as an input to a field prescription processor. | 04-26-2012 |

20090248372 | METHOD OF MODELING COMPOSITE EMOTION IN MULTIDIMENSIONAL VECTOR SPACE - A method of modeling a composite emotion in a multidimensional vector space, is provided with creating an emotion vector space by defining dimensions of a vector space in consideration of stimuli affecting emotions, and dividing a defined multidimensional vector space into emotion regions. Further, the method of modeling a composite emotion in a multidimensional vector space includes creating a composite emotion by calculating a fuzzy partitioned matrix between a current state vector and respective representative vectors in the created emotion vector space. | 10-01-2009 |

20110029293 | Method For Modeling Fracture Network, And Fracture Network Growth During Stimulation In Subsurface Formations - A method for modeling fracture network and fracture network growth during stimulation in subsurface formations is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises receiving data comprising characteristics of a subsurface formation, generating simulated fractures based upon the characteristics of the subsurface formation, simulating stimulation of the simulated fractures by creating a plurality of injection points and stimulating from every injection point of the plurality of injection points simultaneously. Simulation results are output and displayed, the simulation results including at least one of fluid volume, fluid pressure, three dimensional geometry of a stimulated volume, potential permeability enhancement, and simulated seismic activity. | 02-03-2011 |

20160091621 | ESTIMATING INTERVAL VELOCITIES - A method of estimating a velocity of a geological layer includes a. providing a first, initial model including an interval velocity associated with a subsurface location and an uncertainty associated with the interval velocity; b. providing data including an actual or approximated root-mean-square (RMS) velocity associated with a subsurface location and an uncertainty associated with the RMS velocity; and c. estimating a second model including an interval velocity associated with a subsurface location and an uncertainty associated with the interval velocity, based on the interval velocity and the uncertainty of the first model, and the RMS velocity and the uncertainty of the data. | 03-31-2016 |

20110106509 | IMPROVED TECHNIQUES FOR STOCHASTIC COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION - In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: modeling, by at least one processor, a problem as an approximated exogenous Markov decision process (X-MDP); converting, by the at least one processor, the approximated X-MDP into a Markov decision process (MDP); solving, by the at least one processor, the MDP using at least one search algorithm to obtain a decision; and returning, by the at least one processor, the decision. | 05-05-2011 |

20140074445 | CONSUMER DEVICE PROFILER SYSTEM - A method of operating a consumer profiler system is disclosed. One embodiment of the method includes: receiving application usage from a known identity with a known consumer profile; generating a characteristic model for a profile characteristic based on the application usage for the known consumer profile having the profile characteristic; associating applications present in the application usage with the characteristic model; and providing the characteristic model to determine whether the profile characteristic applies to a user of a consumer. | 03-13-2014 |

20140074447 | Method and System of Displaying a Graphical Representation of Hydrocarbon Production Parameters - Displaying a graphical representation of hydrocarbon production parameters. At least some of the various embodiments are methods including: reading historical values of a production parameter of a hydrocarbon well; calculating a plurality of deviation values with respect to a respective plurality of planned values regarding the production parameter; displaying, on a display device of a computer system, an overhead view of a location of the hydrocarbon well within a hydrocarbon field; and displaying, on the display device proximate the location, a graphical image that depicts each of the plurality of deviation values. | 03-13-2014 |

20140074442 | METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING THE RISK OF FALLING OF AN ELDERLY ADULT USING AN INSTRUMENTED VERSION OF THE FTSS TEST - Methods and systems may provide for estimating falls risk based on inertial sensor data collected during a Five Times Sit-to-Stand (FTSS) test. In an embodiment, a classifier model may be trained with inertial sensor data collected from a sample of people performing the FTSS test and their self-reported falls history. In an embodiment, one or more features related to steadiness or smoothness of the person's movement may be calculated. In an embodiment, one or more features related to timing of the FTSS test, such as a total time taken to complete the FTSS test or to complete individual sit-stand-sit (SSS) phases of the test, may be calculated. In an embodiment, supervised pattern recognition techniques may train the classifier model to classify a person as being likely to fall or not being likely to fall based on FTSS-related feature values collected from that person. | 03-13-2014 |

20150112654 | CLASSIFICATION AND VISUALIZATION OF TIME-SERIES DATA - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for processing seismic data. The method includes receiving seismic traces representing a three-dimensional physical domain, and determining a partition of a similarity matrix based on a subset of the seismic traces. The method also includes determining a transition matrix based on the partition. The method also includes determining one or more eigenvectors and one or more eigenvalues, based on the transition matrix. The method includes calculating one or more approximated eigenvectors for the similarity matrix, based on the partition, the one or more eigenvectors of the transition matrix, and the one or more eigenvalues of the transition matrix. The method includes assigning visual indicator values to the respective seismic traces based on the one or more approximated eigenvectors, and causing a visualization of the three-dimensional physical domain to be displayed in a two-dimensional view, based on the one or more visual indicator values. | 04-23-2015 |

20150112653 | Smoothed Particle Galerkin Formulation for Simulating Physical Behaviors in Solids Mechanics - Methods and systems for conducting numerical simulation of structural behaviors in solid mechanics using smoothed particle Galerkin formulation are disclosed. A meshfree model representing a physical domain defined by a plurality of particles is received in a computer system. Each particle is configured for material properties of portion of the physical domain it represents. A smoothed displacement field of the physical domain subject to defined boundary condition is obtained by conducting a time-marching simulation using the meshfree model based on smoothed particle Galerkin formulation. The smoothed displacement field is derived from a set of smoothed meshfree shape functions that satisfies linear polynomial reproduction condition. The set of smoothed meshfree shape functions is constructed by convex meshfree approximation scheme and configured to avoid calculation second order derivatives. The set of smoothed meshfree shape functions is a combination of regular meshfree shape function and a displacement smoothing function for the particles. | 04-23-2015 |

20150112652 | METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING DRUG TARGETS BASED ON GENOMIC SEQUENCE DATA - This invention provides a computational approach to identifying potential antibacterial drug targets based on a genome sequence and its annotation. Starting from a fully sequenced genome, open reading frame assignments are made which determine the metabolic genotype for the organism. The metabolic genotype, and more specifically its stoichiometric matrix, are analyzed using flux balance analysis to assess the effects of genetic deletions on the fitness of the organism and its ability to produce essential biomolecules required for growth. | 04-23-2015 |

20110231166 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSTRUCTING GENOMIC-BASED PHENOTYPIC MODELS - The invention provides a computer implemented process for constructing a scalable output network model of a bioparticle. The process includes computer implemented steps of: (a) accessing a database of network gene components including an annotated network set of open reading frames (ORFs) of a bioparticle genome; (b) forming a data structure associating the network gene components with network reaction components, the data structure establishing a data set specifying a network model of connectivity and flow of the network reaction components, and (c) transforming the data set into a mathematical description of reactant fluxes defining the network model of connectivity and flow, wherein the mathematical description defines a scalable output network model of a bioparticle. | 09-22-2011 |

20150051880 | ADAPTIVE MITIGATION OF PLATFORM-GENERATED RADIO-FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE - Described are methods and systems for mitigating radio-frequency interference (RFI) generated by a receiving platform. After downconverting a received RF signal to baseband, the RFI component in the baseband signal may be estimated using a model-based estimator (e.g., a nonlinear filter such as an extended Kalman filter) that is tuned to a statistical model of the RFI source. The estimated RFI component may then be subtracted from the baseband signal to yield a compensated baseband signal from which may be extracted the baseband information signal. This filtering technique enables a highly accurate mitigation of the RFI even when the RFI power is much smaller compared to the Gaussian channel noise. | 02-19-2015 |

20140257766 | ADAPTIVE PROBABILISTIC STEP DETECTION FOR PEDESTRIAN POSITIONING - Performance of step detectors in mobile devices can be enhanced by calculating the probability of a step and providing the probability to an application. Adaptive data models can also be used that can be based on different types of motion (walking with mobile device in hand, climbing stairs with mobile device in purse, running with mobile device in pocket, etc.), and can adapt to a particular user's motion. Where applications allow, embodiments can further utilize data modeling to detect a pattern (e.g., a series of steps) and adjust the probability calculation accordingly. | 09-11-2014 |

20140297236 | CONTACT SIMULATION METHOD FOR RUBBER MATERIAL - A computer-implemented method for simulating a contact state of a rubber material with a contact surface is disclosed, wherein a rubber model of the rubber material is defined; the rubber material is modeled by a finite number of particles on which a motion equation is defined; a contact zone model of a contact zone including the contact surface is defined; the contact zone is modeled by a finite number of particles; the rubber model is contacted with the contact zone model and a deformation calculation of the rubber model is performed; and the motion equations defined on the particles of the rubber material have a term expressive of resilience of the rubber material. | 10-02-2014 |

20140297238 | SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING AND CLASSIFYING ENERGY CHARACTERISTICS - An approach and system for receiving data from a thermostat in a building, treating the data as representative of a thermal response model or system, and determining a relationship between a rate of building internal temperature change and change in outdoor temperature to provide an indication of how well a building is insulated versus a thermal mass of the building. | 10-02-2014 |

20110144960 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF TUBING DEPLOYED IN A WELLBORE - A method for determining characteristics of a tubing deployed in a wellbore includes positioning a first sensor within the wellbore, wherein the first sensor generates a first feedback signal representing a downhole parameter measured by the first sensor, positioning a second sensor adjacent a surface of the formation in which the wellbore is formed, wherein the second sensor generates a second feedback signal representing a surface parameter measured by the second sensor, generating a simulated model representing a simulated surface weight indicator of the tubing, wherein the simulated model is derived from at least the first feedback signal, generating a data model representing a measured weight indicator of the tubing, wherein the data model is derived from the second feedback signal, comparing the data model to the simulated model, and adjusting a parameter of the simulated model to substantially match the simulated model to the data model. | 06-16-2011 |

20120029888 | TOPOGRAPHY SHAPING APPARATUS FOR FORMING SURFACES OF LOW FRICTION COEFFICIENT - The topography shaping apparatus for forming surfaces of low friction coefficient includes a data-input element, a computing element, and a shaping element. The data-input element is adapted to receive an action length, a fractal dimension value, and a fractal roughness parameter of a desired surface. The computing element connects with the data-input element to obtain a surface topography function from the data received by the data-input element. The shaping element connects with the computing element for processing a target surface to have a sectional outline matching the surface topography function to become the desired surface. | 02-02-2012 |

20120029887 | COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING SCATTERING PARAMETERS PASSIVITY - A computing device and a method measures scattering parameters (S-parameters) values at ports of a circuit at different signal frequencies, and creates a non-common-pole rational function of S-parameters by applying a vector fitting algorithm to the S-parameters. A matrix of the non-common-pole rational function is converted to a state-space matrix, and the state-space matrix is substituted into a Hamiltonian matrix. The device and method further analyzes if eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian matrix have pure imaginaries, to determine if the non-common-pole rational function of the S-parameters satisfies a passivity requirement. | 02-02-2012 |

20130317795 | SIMULATION OF PATIENT DRAIN PHASE IN PERITONEAL DIALYSIS - A method of modeling a patient's peritoneal dialysis drain phase includes (a) modeling a first segment of a drain phase curve as having a constant flowrate, (b) modeling a second segment of the drain phase curve as having a decaying exponential flowrate, and (c) ensuring that a drain flowrate does not fall below a certain level during therapy by incorporating a switching component so that (i) at a first time the first segment is active while the second segment is inactive and (ii) at a second time the first segment is inactive while the second segment is active. | 11-28-2013 |

20130317791 | HYDRODYNAMIC SLUG FLOW MODEL - A very simple model has been presented which is able to reproduce slug flow from the instability of a flow with average hold-up and slip. The disclosure demonstrates that slug flow may be modeled as two different, stable solutions to the multiphase flow which coexist at different points in the line, moving with a celerity of U | 11-28-2013 |

20100318331 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CALCULATING ELECTRON DYNAMICS USING SPIN-DEPENDENT QUANTUM TRAJECTORIES - Methods and systems for calculating electron or ion dynamics using spin-dependent quantum trajectories are disclosed. According to one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, electron or ion dynamics are obtained by solving a set of equations for electrons' motion using spin-dependent quantum trajectories calculated from electron current with one equation for each electron in the atomic structure of a material of interest. The set of equations is time-dependent Schrödinger or Dirac equations for the nonrelativistic and relativistic regime, respectively. The electron current contains a set of spin-dependent terms that guarantee Fermi-Dirac statistics are obeyed. Steady state solution of the set of equations for electrons' motion is a set of wave functions in a three-dimensional space and in time. The spin-dependent quantum trajectories for each of the electrons are updated at each solution cycle, and therefore, mean-field approximation is avoided. | 12-16-2010 |

20100274540 | NONLINEAR AND LIE ALGEBRA STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR ENZYME CASCADES, METABOLIC SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, SIGNALING PATHWAYS, CATALYTIC CHEMICAL REACTION NETWORKS, AND IMMUNOLOGY - A computer modeling system for study of behavior of complex signaling pathways is described. The computer modeling system includes a computer representation of one or more nonlinear models of at least one signaling pathway arrangement involving enzyme cascades and/or allosteric enzymes and feedback. The computer representation of the model is transformed into at least portions of a bilinear dynamical system representation from which a series of Lie bracket operations are computed and the result tested for transitivity conditions of the associated semisimple Lie matrix algebra so as to determine potential instabilities and crosstalk susceptibilities. Also, the computer model can additionally comprise accurate numerical simulations, equilibrium condition analysis tools, and other algebraic structural tools involving graphs and matroids. The computer representation further includes a modular model environment for models to evolve with new discovery, trial of experimental models, combining multiple nonlinear models into more complex models, interactive user environments, crosstalk study, and detailed comparative analysis. | 10-28-2010 |

20140095127 | HOT-CARRIER INJECTION RELIABILITY CHECKS BASED ON BIAS TEMPERATURE INSTABILITY - HOT CARRIER INJECTION INTERACTION - A method of adjusting an expected lifetime equation that includes measuring, for a MOS integrated circuit fabrication process, a first dependence of a saturation current (I | 04-03-2014 |

20140095126 | HOT-CARRIER INJECTION RELIABILITY CHECKS BASED ON GATE VOLTAGE DEPENDENCY - A method for checking for reliability problems includes measuring, for a MOS integrated circuit fabrication process, a dependence of a saturation current (I | 04-03-2014 |

20120197604 | SIMULATOR AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING AN ACOUSTIC FIELD OF AN ACOUSTIC WAVEGUIDE - Simulators and methods for simulating an acoustic field of an acoustic waveguide are provided. A sound speed profile of the acoustic waveguide is generated, where the acoustic waveguide has a region of a first fluid within a second fluid, and the first fluid has a different acoustic index of refraction than the second fluid. The sound speed profile and predetermined parameters of a sound source and a receiver are applied to a parabolic equation (PE) model of sound propagation in the acoustic waveguide. The acoustic field of the acoustic waveguide is determined from the PE model. The acoustic field includes an interference pattern from interference between an acoustic signal of the acoustic source and at least one signal refracted by the region of the second fluid. | 08-02-2012 |

20130018637 | EVENT SIMULATION WITH ENERGY ANALYSISAANM Heinicke; MatthiasAACI DitzingenAACO DEAAGP Heinicke; Matthias Ditzingen DE - Systems and methods for event simulation with energy analysis. A method includes receiving a plurality of environment objects, and receiving energy attributes corresponding to one or more of the environment objects. The method includes simulating the operation of the environment objects and, during the simulation, calculating values for the energy attributes reflecting the energy use for the respective energy attributes. The method includes displaying the calculated values for the energy attributes. | 01-17-2013 |

20100262407 | COMPUTATION METHOD OF MECHANICAL MATERIAL CONSTANT OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND VOLUME FRACTION OF MATERIAL COMPONENT IN COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - In a method of computing the overall material constant of a composite material, a virtual composite material is defined as the one that a first material component is dispersed in a form of inner spherical particles in a matrix phase and each of the inner spherical particles is enveloped by the second material component, in a form of outer shell layers, as a coating layer. Based on this, a nonlinear equation is prepared, which has the material constant of the virtual composite material as an unknown. Next, the material constant of the virtual composite material is computed by solving the equation. In the equation, the material constant in each of the surrounding areas of the outer shell layers coating the inner spherical particles is defined as the overall material constant of the virtual composite material to be computed. The volume fractions of the material components in the composite material are computed using the equation. | 10-14-2010 |

20110208493 | RESCALING OF THE TARGET ASTIGMATISM FOR OTHER ADDITIONS - A fast and efficient method for calculating or producing a spectacle lens design, as well as a method for manufacturing a spectacle lens according to the thus calculated spectacle lens design. Furthermore, a corresponding device is provided for manufacturing a spectacle lens, as well as corresponding computer program products and storage media. | 08-25-2011 |

20110208495 | METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM FOR GENERATING PREDICTION MODEL BASED ON MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS - A prediction model having high prediction accuracy for the prediction of a dependent variable is generated based on multiple regression analysis. The method includes: a) constructing an initial sample set from samples for each of which the measured value of the dependent variable is known; b) generating a multiple regression equation by performing multiple regression analysis on the sample set; c) calculating a residual value for each sample based on the multiple regression equation; d) identifying, based on the residual value, a sample that fits the multiple regression equation; e) constructing a new sample set by removing the identified sample from the initial sample set; and f) replacing the initial sample set by the new sample set, and repeating from a) to e), thereby generating a plurality of multiple regression equations and identifying a sample to which the multiple regression equation is applied. | 08-25-2011 |

20110208494 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING A HANDLE'S MOTION - The present invention relates to a method and system for simulating a handle's motion. The method comprising: receiving detected acceleration values x(i), y(i) and z(i) of the handle in three directions; determining whether the acceleration values x(i), y(i) and z(i) in the three directions are noise interference with reference to a threshold value NT for noise interference; in the case that the acceleration values x(i), y(i) and z(i) are not the noise interference, determining angles α(i), β(i) and γ(i) during the handle's motion respectively from the acceleration values x(i), y(i) and z(i); and simulating the handle's motion on the basis of the angles α(i), β(i) and γ(i). The method and system according to the present invention poses a big challenge to the conventional operation by a mouse or a keyboard. They can simulate every motion of a user and reflect the motion on a role in a 3D game. It is also possible that virtual animation created by the method has outstanding reality and good real-time characteristics without additional hardware circuits, so that the user gets released from the restriction by the mouse and keyboard. | 08-25-2011 |

20110208490 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING TUMORS - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to determining the spatial extent, aggressiveness, and other characteristics of various types of tumors, including glioma tumors that occur in brain tissue. Various embodiments of the present invention use parameterized computational models to characterize tumor growth and employ medical imaging technologies to generate images and other types of data from which values of parameters of the computational models are derived. Having obtained the parameters for a particular tumor, the extent of the tumor is estimated, with high accuracy, and other characteristics of the tumor are derived from the parameterized computational models. | 08-25-2011 |

20100161291 | MODELING CIRCUIT OF HIGH-FREQUENCY DEVICE AND MODELING METHOD THEREOF - There are provided a modeling circuit of a high-frequency device capable of providing a more accurate modeling circuit having a higher-order resonance by dividedly modeling an overlap zone and a non-overlap zone of the high-frequency device, and a modeling method thereof. The modeling circuit of a high-frequency device, which comprises an overlap zone where the two electrodes are overlapped with each other, a non-overlap zone where the overlap zone is absent between the two electrodes, the overlap and non-overlap zones being formed by stacking two or more electrodes on top of each other in a constant distance, and terminations electrically coupled with some parts of the two electrodes, comprises a first circuit block comprising a first capacitor and a first conductor that model the overlap zone of the high-frequency device on the basis of coupled transmission line theory; and a second circuit block comprising a first inductor and a first register that model the overlap zone of the high-frequency device on the basis of coupled transmission line theory and model the non-overlap zone and the terminations of the high-frequency device on the basis of a Series RL model. | 06-24-2010 |

20160090823 | FRACTURABILITY INDEX MAPS FOR FRACTURE PLACEMENT AND DESIGN OF SHALE RESERVOIRS - Methods and systems for generating a fracturability index for use in identifying fracture locations and propagation in subterranean formations. A well path can be divided into a plurality of segments and the order of fracture locations along the path can be identified. Such an order is based on an optimal fracture stage from a production point of view followed by subsequent fracture stages. The above steps or operations can be repeated with respect to additional paths to generate data for use in determining prioritized segments and identifying fracture locations and propagation in subterranean formations. Such data can be compiled in the context of a fracturability index map. | 03-31-2016 |

20100332200 | System and method for flame blow-off determination - Systems and Methods for determining flame blow-off conditions are disclosed. These methods provide efficient and reliable tools for determining the lean blow-off conditions for a variety of combustion system. By utilizing localized characteristics within a flame-holding region a user is enabled to assess the likelihood of flame blow-off with fine granularity within a combustor. The flame blow-out determination may be carried out with the aid of an output representation that provides a contour of likely blow-off cells within a combustor region. | 12-30-2010 |

20140180657 | METHOD OF DETERMINING THE PERFORMANCE OF AT LEAST ONE PROPELLER OF A TURBOMACHINE IN AN AIR STREAM UNDER GYRATION - A method for determining performance levels of at least one turbine engine propeller in an incident air flow (V) including an axial component (V | 06-26-2014 |

20140180653 | Simulation Of The Physical Behavior Of An Object In A 3D Scene Divided Into A Plurality Of Zones - The invention is directed to a computer-implemented method for simulating the physical behavior of at least one object in a | 06-26-2014 |

20100191514 | Method, Program and Computer System for Scaling Hydrocarbon Reservoir Model Data - A method, program and computer system for changing scale of reservoir model permeabilities (for example a hydrocarbon reservoir) are provided. Mini-models of reservoirs are defined (S | 07-29-2010 |

20140358504 | Extended Subspace Method for Cross-Talk Mitigation in Multi-Parameter Inversion - An extended subspace method for inverting geophysical data to infer models for two or more subsurface physical properties, using gradients of an objective function as basis vectors for forming model updates. The extended set of basis vectors provides explicit mixing between gradient components corresponding to different medium parameters, for example P-wave velocity and an anisotropy parameter. In a preferred embodiment, off-diagonal elements of the mixing matrix may be scaled to adjust the degree of mixing between gradient components. Coefficients of the basis vector expansion are determined in a way that explicitly accounts for leakage or crosstalk between different physical parameters. The same extended subspace approach may be used to make further improvement to the model updates by incorporating well constraints, where well log data are available. | 12-04-2014 |

20140358498 | Gravity Loading Phase of A Deep Drawing Manufacturing Simulation Including Effects Of Sheet Metal Blank in Contact With Guide Pins - Methods used in gravity loading phase of a deep drawing manufacturing simulation including effects of sheet metal blank in contact with guide pins are disclosed. Computerized models of sheet metal blank and guide pins are created. A subset of the nodes in the first computerized model is defined as parent nodes. First and second characteristic lengths are then determined. One or more child nodes are created between each pair of the parent nodes using a formula based on the ratio between the first and second characteristic lengths. Deformed configuration of the sheet metal blank is obtained under its own weight subject to the lateral constraints by conducting computer simulation of gravity loading phase, lateral constraints are created and added to at the child node's parents, when a contact between a child node and a particular finite element representing portion of outer surface of one of the guide pins is detected. | 12-04-2014 |

20100179792 | MONTE CARLO SIMULATION METHOD, SIMULATION APPARATUS, AND MEDIUM STORING SIMULATION PROGRAM - A Monte Carlo simulation method for simulating movement of a carrier by alternately repeating a scattering process and a drift process, includes calculating, as a scattering time, a relaxation time by a Drude's formula in the scattering process, and determining a state of a carrier after the scattering, on the basis of a distribution function of a thermal equilibrium state. | 07-15-2010 |

20120259598 | Adaptive Redundancy-Extraction for 3D Electromagnetic Simulation of Electronic Systems - Redundancy extraction in electromagnetic simulation of an electronic device/system includes discretizing first and second spaced conductive layers of a computer model of an electronic device/system into first and second meshes M | 10-11-2012 |

20100217570 | Method for Simulating the Failure Rate of an Electronic Equipment Due to Neutronic Radiation - The field of the invention is that of the design and use of electronic systems subjected to an ionizing radiation environment of natural or artificial origin. The invention relates to a method for simulating the failure rate of electronic equipment subjected to atmospheric neutron radiation of natural origin. From parameters giving the geographic location of the equipment, which are longitude, latitude and altitude, and from a knowledge of the grid width of the transistors constituting the electronic components of the equipment, this width being representative of the technology employed, the method makes it possible to determine the anticipated failure rate of the equipment due to neutron irradiation. | 08-26-2010 |

20150051881 | ITERATIVE SYSTEM AND PROCESS WITH NON-LINEAR CORRECTION FACTORS - A processor connected to a process module executes processor executable instructions stored on the process module according to process input data received by a process definition interface, according to variables input data received by a variables interface. A non-linear correction factor as defined by a non-linear correction factor module is applied to provide a solution to an iterative process. A processor implemented process solves a process problem and comprises processor executable instructions stored on a tangible storage device | 02-19-2015 |

20100223040 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT COMPUTATION OF SIMULATED THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTY AND PHASE EQUILIBRIUM CHARACTERISTICS USING COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL PROPERTY MODELS - A method of estimating a thermophysical property of a fluid using a local model is disclosed herein. The method includes generating, for use within the local model, a series expansion of thermodynamic equations relating to the thermophysical property and one or more derivatives involving the thermophysical property. The method further includes evaluating, based upon a set of specified values of parameters of the fluid, a first order term of the series expansion and a second order term of the series expansion. The values of the first order term and the second order term are then compared. A value of the thermophysical property is then automatically updated when the values of the first order term and the second order term are found to differ by more than a predefined amount. | 09-02-2010 |

20150051889 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING TWO DIMENSIONAL GRAPHS OF COMPLEX MOLECULES - Systems and methods for two-dimensional visualization of a molecule, comprising the set of particles {p | 02-19-2015 |

20150051884 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING PERSONALIZED VASCULAR IMPLANTS FROM PATIENT-SPECIFIC ANATOMIC DATA - Embodiments include methods of identifying a personalized cardiovascular device based on patient-specific geometrical information, the method comprising acquiring an anatomical model of at least part of the patient's vascular system; performing, using a processor, one or more of geometrical analysis, computational fluid dynamics analysis, and structural mechanics analysis on the anatomical model; and identifying, using the processor, a personalized cardiovascular device for the patient, based on results of one or more of the geometrical analysis, computational fluid dynamics analysis, and structural mechanics analysis of anatomical model. | 02-19-2015 |

20100241407 | METHODS, APPARATUS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO PROCESS MEASUREMENTS OF WIRES VIBRATING IN FLUIDS - Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to process measurements of wires vibrating in fluids are disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus includes a downhole assembly and a surface assembly. The downhole assembly including a sensor to measure a waveform representative of a motion of a wire vibrating within a fluid at a downhole location in a wellbore, a waveform modeler to compute a model parameter from the measured waveform, and a first telemetry module to transmit the computed model parameter to a surface location. The surface assembly including a second telemetry module to receive the computed model parameter from the downhole assembly, and a viscosity analyzer to estimate a viscosity of the fluid from the computed model parameter. | 09-23-2010 |

20100217569 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING A DEVICE DURING CIRCUIT SIMULATION - A method for evaluating a device during circuit simulation includes receiving a first request including a first input value; and mapping the first input value to a first space in a table. The table is configured to store one or more table entries. A table entry includes an input value and a stored value. The stored value is obtained as a function of the input value from an analytical device model used to characterize the device during circuit simulation. The method includes determining whether the first space in the table is occupied by a first table entry; selecting a second table entry and a third table entry from the table when the first space in the table is not occupied by the first table entry, wherein the second table entry and the third table entry are neighbors in relation to the first space in the table; determining whether an accuracy criteria for performing a linear interpolation is satisfied as a function of the first input value, a stored value for the second table entry, and a stored value for the third table entry; and obtaining a first response value by performing the linear interpolation of the stored value for the second table entry and the stored value for the third table entry when the accuracy criteria is satisfied; and sending a response to the first request including the first response value. The first response value corresponds with the performance of the device when the device is configured using the first input value. | 08-26-2010 |

20100223036 | Apparatus, Method and Simulation Objects for Simulation of the Image Formation in a Transmission Electron Microscope - An apparatus and a method for simulating the behaviour of a TEM based on the first-order Born approximation, the method including the following steps:—providing at least one mathematical model of a virtual specimen;—simulating the image formation in the TEM when imaging the specimen, the simulation being based on a model for image formation which fully accounts for the wave nature of the electrons within the realm of the first order Born approximation and one model for the imaging properties of the TEM instrument. This is particularly suitable for use in solving the structure determination problem in ET. | 09-02-2010 |

20100228530 | PROCESSING TIME SERIES DATA EMBEDDED IN HIGH NOISE - Automatic detection and accurate time picking of weak events embedded in strong noise such as microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing is accomplished by: a noise reduction step to separate out the noise and estimate its spectrum; an events detection and confidence indicator step, in which a new statistical test is applied to detect which time windows contain coherent arrivals across components and sensors in the multicomponent array and to indicate the confidence in this detection; and a time-picking step to accurately estimate the time of onset of the arrivals detected above and measure the time delay across the array using a hybrid beamforming method incorporating the use of higher order statistics. In the context of hydraulic fracturing, this could enhance the coverage and mapping of the fractures while also enabling monitoring from the treatment well itself where there is usually much higher and spatially correlated noise. | 09-09-2010 |

20160092660 | Characterization of Complex Hydrocarbon Mixtures for Process Simulation - A process for simulating the composition and properties of hydrocarbon mixtures such as petroleum fractions with a reduced number of representative compounds that closely match the characteristics of the complete molecular composition of the mixture. | 03-31-2016 |

20160092622 | METHOD FOR MODELING MEDIUM AND LONG TERM WIND POWER OUTPUT MODEL OF MEDIUM AND LONG TERM OPTIMAL OPERATIONOF POWER SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method for modeling a medium and long term wind power output model optimally operating in a medium and long term in a power system. By calculating the wind power output of the power system during daily peak time period, daily valley time period, and daily shoulder load time period, and optimizing wind power output data during the daily shoulder load time period, the capacity substitute benefit of wind power generation is rationally taken into account, the operation reliability level of the power system is guaranteed, the bidirectional peak regulation characteristic of wind power output is considered, the peak regulation balance of the power system is guaranteed, the benefits of energy conservation and emission reduction of wind power resources are fully exerted, the highest utilization rate of the wind power generation capacity is guaranteed, the feature of low wind power schedulability is fully taken into account, the randomness and volatility of wind power output are correctly simulated, the practical situation of a simulation project optimally operating in a medium and long term in the power system is met, and the purpose of better calculating the randomness, the volatility, the regionalism and bidirectional peak regulation performance of wind power generation and a correlation between same and loads is achieved. | 03-31-2016 |

20160092619 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING REAL-TIME VISUALIZABLE ELECTRONIC WARFARE - Disclosed herein is a system and method for simulating real-time visualizable electronic warfare. The system includes a location calculation unit for calculating location coordinates of the aircraft and the missile for each frame according to a display frame rate, a display unit for visualizing, for each frame, movement of the aircraft and the missile depending on the location coordinates thereof, a precise tracking unit for, when a relative distance between the aircraft and the missile is less than a dangerous distance, dividing an interval between a current frame and a subsequent frame into sub-intervals based on the display frame rate, and sampling locations of the aircraft and the missile, and a proximity fuse control unit for processing the missile to explode when a relative distance between sampled locations of the aircraft and the missile, is less than or equal to a maximum explosible distance of a proximity fuse of the missile. | 03-31-2016 |

20160092618 | METHOD FOR REJECTING TUNING DISTURBANCES TO IMPROVE LAMP FAILURE PREDICTION QUALITY IN THERMAL PROCESSES - Embodiments disclosed herein include methods for reducing or eliminating the impact of tuning disturbances during prediction of lamp failure. In one embodiment, the method comprises monitoring data of a lamp module for a process chamber using one or more physical sensors disposed at different locations within the lamp module, creating virtual sensors based on monitoring data of the lamp module, and providing a prediction model for the lamp module using the virtual sensors as inputs. | 03-31-2016 |

20160092616 | THERMAL SIMULATIONS USING CONVOLUTION AND ITERATIVE METHODS - Systems and methods for performing thermal simulations of a system are disclosed herein in. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for thermal simulation comprises determining a leakage power profile for a circuit in the system, adding the leakage power profile to a dynamic power profile of the circuit to obtain a combined power profile, and convolving the combined power profile with an impulse response to obtain a thermal response at a location on the system. | 03-31-2016 |

20160092610 | DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION FOR TRANSPORT TRAJECTORIES IN ADVECTION DIFFUSION PROCESSES - Efficient prediction of trajectories of pollutants in a fluid is accomplished by automatic activation and deactivation of sub-domains within the mesh representing the body of fluid in question. Activation and deactivation are triggered by the transport characteristics of the pollutant, that is, the sub-domains are activated as the pollutant enters a sub-domain and deactivated as the pollutant exits a sub-domain. | 03-31-2016 |

20120035897 | Solar Energy Computation and Planning System - A solar information system may take terrain data with solar and atmospheric parameters to compute a solar dataset which may then be used by a service to provide derivative datasets, such as heat maps, solar panel advice or interactive web services. | 02-09-2012 |

20130268247 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESERVOIR PRESSURE DATA ANALYSIS - A method of modeling pressure characteristics of a reservoir includes obtaining cumulative fluid production data for a plurality of wells in the reservoir for a selected time, obtaining reservoir pressure depletion values for an independent set of wells at the selected time, determining a well spacing value for each of the plurality of production wells, using the cumulative fluid production data and the well spacing values, calculating a cumulative fluid production per unit area value for each of the plurality of wells, calculating a relationship between the reservoir pressure depletion values and the cumulative fluid production per unit area values, using the calculated relationship, generating residual depletion pressure data, and using the calculated relationship and the residual depletion pressure data to transform cumulative fluid production data into predicted pressure values for reservoir flow units. | 10-10-2013 |

20120330628 | Boundary Handling for Particle-Based Simulation - Boundary handling is performed in particle-based simulation. Slab cut ball processing defines the boundary volumes for interaction with particles in particle-based simulation. The slab cut balls are used for collision detection of a solid object with particles. The solid object may be divided into a plurality of independent slab cut balls for efficient collision detection without a bounding volume hierarchy. The division of the solid object may be handled in repeating binary division operations. Processing speed may be further increased by determining the orientation of each slab cut ball based on the enclosed parts of the boundary rather than testing multiple possible orientations. | 12-27-2012 |

20120330627 | METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DETERMINING ORIENTATION OF FIBERS IN A FLUID - One aspect of the present invention provides a method for determining orientation of fibers in a fluid having polymer chains, characterized in that the determining of the orientation of the fibers is performed by taking into consideration an interaction between the fibers and the fluid, wherein the interaction between the fibers and the fluid comprises changes in configuration of the polymer chain to cause the entanglement or adsorption between the fibers and the polymer chains. Another aspect of the present invention provides a method for determining orientation of fibers in a fluid having polymer chains, the fibers in the fluid including a transitional movement and a rotatory movement, the method being characterized in that the determining of the orientation of the fibers is performed by taking into consideration a steric barrier effect on a rotary movement of the fibers. | 12-27-2012 |

20140309971 | SIMULATION METHOD FOR MACROMOLECULAR MATERIAL - A simulation method for a macromolecular material comprises: a first calculation process for computing a Rouse parameter of a coarse-grained model; a second calculation process for computing a Rouse parameter of the a all-atom model; and a convert process for converting a unit system employed in a molecular dynamics calculation made by the use of the coarse-grained model into a unit system employed in the macromolecular chain, based on the Rouse parameter of the coarse-grained model and the Rouse parameter of the all-atom model. | 10-16-2014 |

20090287463 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING ROTOR SLOTS - A method of determining a quantity of rotor slots in an induction motor through analysis of voltage and current signals. An approximate slip is calculated according to an approximate slip function that is independent of a rotor slots quantity. A fundamental frequency is calculated from a representation of the voltage signal. A saliency frequency is calculated from a representation of the current signal. For each rotor slots index in a set of rotor slots indices, a slip estimate is calculated according to a slip estimation function that includes the saliency frequency, a saliency order, the fundamental frequency, a rotor slots index in the set of rotor slots indices, and a quantity of poles of the motor, such that the slip estimate is evaluated at respective ones of the set rotor slots indices. A slip estimation error signal is calculated according to a slip estimation error function that includes a difference between the approximate slip and respective ones of the slip estimates. A rotor slots performance surface representative of an aggregate of the slip estimation error signals evaluated over the set of the rotor slots indices is calculated. A rotor slots quantity equal to the rotor slots index corresponding to a minimum of the rotor slots performance surface over at least a portion of the set of the rotor slots indices is defined. | 11-19-2009 |

20090287462 | CHARACTERIZING PERFORMANCE OF AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - In one embodiment of the present invention, the performance of an electronic circuit having a clock path between a clock source cell and a clock leaf cell is characterized over a simulation duration, where the clock path has one or more intermediate cells. Variations in the effective power supply voltage level at at least one intermediate cell over the simulation duration are determined using a system-level power-grid simulation tool. Static timing analysis (STA) software is used to determine cell delays for at least one of the intermediate cells for different clock-signal transitions at different times during the simulation duration. The cell delays are then used to generate one or more metrics characterizing the performance of the electronic circuit, such as maximum and minimum pulse widths, maximum cycle-to-cycle jitter, and maximum periodic jitter. | 11-19-2009 |

20090287461 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTENSITY MODELING INCLUDING POLARIZATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide computer readable media encoded with executable instructions for modeling an intensity profile at a surface illuminated by an illumination source through a mask. Further embodiments provide methods for correcting a mask pattern and methods for selecting an illumination source. Still further embodiments provide masks and integrated circuits produced using a model of the illumination source. Embodiments of the present invention take into account the polarization of the illumination source and are able to model the effect of polarization on the resultant intensity profile. | 11-19-2009 |

20140257774 | METHOD OF EXPLOITING A HYDROCARBON DEPOSIT CONTAINING ORGANOSULFUR COMPOUNDS BY MEANS OF A THERMOKINETIC MODEL AND A COMPOSITIONAL - Method for determining an amount of hydrogen sulfide produced by a phenomenon of aquathermolysis induced by a thermal process, such as steam injection. | 09-11-2014 |

20130103371 | Predicting An Existence Of A Relation - A method includes appling graphical models in domains where the relations form the instances and where just a single relation is modeled instead of a whole network of entities and their relationships. Based on such model of the single relation, the relation between two or more entities is predicted. The method may allow modeling a dynamics in relational domains, including changes of trends or hot topics in social networks. | 04-25-2013 |

20090292512 | PROCESS FOR DETERMINING THE DISTILLATION CHARACTERISTICS OF A LIQUID PETROLEUM PRODUCT CONTAINING AN AZEOTROPIC MIXTURE - A process for determining the distillation characteristics of a liquid petroleum product that contains an azeotropic mixture of an oxygenated or nitrogen-containing component and at least one petroleum blending component. | 11-26-2009 |

20090292510 | PROCEDURE FOR ESTIMATING THE TORQUE TRANSMITTED BY A FRICTION CLUTCH CONTROLLED BY AN ACTUATOR - The procedure estimates the torque transmitted by a friction clutch coupled to the shaft of a motor vehicle engine and controlled by means of an actuator, the procedure comprising the operations of: | 11-26-2009 |

20090292511 | Controlling or Analyzing a Process by Solving A System of Linear Equations in Real-Time - System and method for controlling/analyzing a process by solving a system of linear equations in real-time. Linear equations that model the process are stored. In an off-line stage a partitioning strategy is determined based on the linear equations, including determining groups of values for recursively partitioning a set of values measured and/or computed from the process. In an on-line stage: current process data are received from the process, including measurements from the process, and composing a set of values; the linear equations are recursively solved for a first group of the set, where the first group partitions the set into respective subsets of values, and where the recursively solving produces solved values for respective first groups of the set/subset of values; the linear equations are solved for remaining unsolved values in the set, thereby producing solved values for the set, which are stored and are useable to control/analyze the process. | 11-26-2009 |

20120035892 | METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DEVELOPING CORNER MODELS FOR VARIOUS CLASSES ON NONLINEAR SYSTEMS - A method, system and article of manufacture are disclosed for developing corner models for various classes of nonlinear systems. The method comprises the steps of determining whether an explicit relationship between one or more performance targets vs. statistical model parameters is known; and deciding, when an explicit relationship between one or more performance targets vs. statistical model parameters is known, whether the relationship is linear or nonlinear. The relationship is constructed in the fractional form when an explicit relationship between one or more performance targets vs. statistical model parameters is not known. In one embodiment, the invention provides an optimal corner model solution for a single performance target, which varies with statistical parameters nonlinearly. In another embodiment, the invention provides an optimal and common corner model solution for multiple performance targets which vary with statistical model parameters nonlinearly. A step of decreasing the order of a target function on statistical model parameters may be used in the process of generating corner models. | 02-09-2012 |

20120035899 | PIGMENT ORIENTATION ESTIMATING METHOD - The orientation of pigments ( | 02-09-2012 |

20150081259 | METHOD OF CALIBRATING A GEOLOGIC MODEL - Method of providing a geologic model ( | 03-19-2015 |

20150081258 | TRACKING MULTIPLE PARTICLES IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS - A method of tracking a plurality of tagged molecules in a cell in two or three dimensions may include receiving a plurality of unambiguous track segments, where each of the plurality of unambiguous track segments may include a plurality of time-valued observations of individual tagged molecules. The method may also include separating the plurality of unambiguous track segments into a plurality of time windows. The method may additionally include, for each of the plurality of unambiguous track segments, deriving one or more data sets representing features of the unambiguous track segment. The method may further include associating a first unambiguous track segment from a first time window with a second unambiguous track segment from a second time window using the one or more data sets. | 03-19-2015 |

20090276196 | Estimation of probability of lambda failure through employment of lookup table - A method for estimating a probability of failure of a least-squares ambiguity decorrelation adjustment (LAMBDA) method is provided. The LAMBDA method is used for estimation of double difference carrier phase integer ambiguity. A plurality of condition sets are selected. Each condition set comprises a probability of failure (P | 11-05-2009 |

20120245905 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTING FLUID DYNAMICS IN A DATA CENTER - A system and method for predicting airflow within a data center using a potential flow technique is provided. In one aspect, a method includes automatically generating an unstructured grid, the unstructured grid comprising a plurality of unstructured grid cells, each unstructured grid cell having a size, dividing a representation of the data center into the plurality of unstructured grid cells, determining airflow velocity values for each of the plurality of unstructured grid cells using airflow velocity potentials, determining a temperature value for each one of the plurality of the unstructured grid cells using the airflow velocity values, determining a concentration value for each of the plurality of the unstructured grid cells using the airflow velocity values, and calculating a comparison result indicating whether the concentration values, the airflow velocity values and the temperature values for the plurality of the unstructured grid cells satisfy convergence criteria. | 09-27-2012 |

20120245904 | WAVEFORM-BASED DIGITAL GATE MODELING FOR TIMING ANALYSIS - In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for waveform-based digital gate modeling for timing analysis. One embodiment of a method for modeling a gate of an integrated circuit chip includes building a transform matrix that indexes each input waveform/output waveform pair in a gate library to a plurality of different capacitive loads, obtaining an input waveform and a capacitive load associated with the gate, and, mapping the input waveform and the capacitive load to an output waveform for the gate, in accordance with the transform matrix. | 09-27-2012 |

20100204966 | VARIABLE DECIDING METHOD, VARIABLE DECIDING DEVICE, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided are a variable deciding method, a variable deciding device, a program and a recording medium with which model construction using time information appropriately can be achieved and prediction performance can be improved. The variable deciding device accepts an operation variable u | 08-12-2010 |

20120136638 | Process and device to determine a structure of an electric power distribution network - The method determines the structure of an electricity distribution system comprising a substation supplying a set of consumers via one or more feeders presenting one or more phases. It comprises the following steps: | 05-31-2012 |

20100223037 | BIOLOGICAL MODELS - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for biological models. Data indicative of a molecular system is received, the data comprising a rule-based model of the molecular interactions. A set of one or more internal variables of the data is calculated based on one or more syntactical rules, wherein the set of one or more internal variables comprises one or more fragments. The representation is generated based on the set of one or more internal variables, wherein the representation comprises one or more coupled ordinary differential equations. | 09-02-2010 |

20140005989 | Co-Simulation Procedures Using Full Derivatives of Output Variables | 01-02-2014 |

20140032188 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF THE ELECTRIC BEHAVIOR OF A PN JUNCTION DIODE, AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE - The electric behavior of a reverse-biased PN junction diode is modeled by measuring the value of voltage V present across the diode and the value of the corresponding current I running through this diode, the voltage V varying within a range of values including the value of diode breakdown voltage. A representation of a function | 01-30-2014 |

20140032187 | STOCHASTIC STATE ESTIMATION FOR SMART GRIDS - A method of approximating a solution of a stochastic state estimation (SSE) model of an electric grid, includes choosing ( | 01-30-2014 |

20140032186 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANTIBODY ENGINEERING - Methods, computer systems, and computer program products for biopolymer engineering. A variant set for a biopolymer of interest is constructed by identifying, using a plurality of rules, a plurality of positions in the biopolymer of interest and, for each respective position in the plurality of positions, substitutions for the respective position. The plurality of positions, and the substitutions for each respective position in the plurality of positions collectively defined a biopolymer sequence space. A variant set comprising a plurality of variants of the biopolymer of interest is selected. A property of all or a portion of the variants in the variant set is measured. A sequence-actively relationship is modeled between (i) one or more substitutions at one or more positions of the biopolymer of interest represented by the variant set and (ii) the property measured for all or the portion of the variants in the variant set. The variant set is redefined to comprise variants that include substitutions in the plurality of positions that are selected based on function of the sequence-activity relationship. | 01-30-2014 |

20140032185 | GPU-BASED FAST DOSE CALCULATOR FOR CANCER THERAPY - The invention relates to a computer readable medium including software instructions, which when executed by a scaling parameters for processor perform a method. The method includes obtaining a first and a second pre-calculated history, wherein the first and the second pre-calculated history corresponds to a first and a second path of particles through a reference material. The method further includes obtaining a first and a second plurality of phase space points and performing a first and a second set of simulations in parallel on a first and a second GPU. Each simulation uses a distinct one of the first and second plurality of phase space points, the geometry information, and the first and second pre-calculated history. The sets of simulations are performed on the GPU's to obtain a set of simulated histories. The method further includes calculating an absorbed dose of energy in the target using the set of simulated histories. | 01-30-2014 |

20120150500 | OPTIMIZATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - Upon detecting that a point that satisfies a predetermined condition and whose distance from a reference point is shorter than a distance from the reference point to a first point obtained by searching a parameter space based on values of a first search indicator under a first constraint exists in the parameter space, a second point is calculated under the first constraint in the parameter space by a search method other than the searching using the first search indicator. Then, generating a second search indicator represented by a first linear combination of at least certain of first search indicators so as to obtain the second point or an adjacent point of the second point, when searching by using the second search indicator or generating a second search indicator so that search is carried out in a direction of the second point when using the second search indicator is carried out. | 06-14-2012 |

20100198567 | SCALING ZERNIKE COEFFICIENTS TO SMALLER PUPIL SIZES FOR REFRACTIVE TREATMENTS - Wavefront measurements of eyes are normally taken when the pupil is relatively large, and the results are often represented by a set of Zernike coefficients. Different sets of Zernike coefficients can be calculated to represent aberrations at smaller pupil sizes. While recently described techniques allow scaling of the expansion coefficients with Zernike polynomials, a more intuitive approach would be desirable. Such an approach may optionally derive an equivalent result as known techniques, but may employ a much simpler and nonrecursive formula between the new and the original sets of Zernike polynomial expansion coefficients of a wavefront when the aperture size is scaled. | 08-05-2010 |

20130138409 | METHOD OF CALCULATING MUD WEIGHT IN BOREHOLE FORMED IN ANISOTROPIC ROCK FORMATION - Provided are embodiments of a section marking apparatus and method for dividing a geological survey site into one or more sections. In some embodiments, the section marking apparatus includes a case part, a fixing shaft part, a section marking part, and a driving pin part. The fixing shaft part is accommodated in the case part. The section marking part is coupled to the fixing shaft part, received in the case part, and has a marker string configured to be extracted to the outside of the case part. The driving pin part is coupled to the fixing shaft part and configured to be driven into a ground surface to secure the section marking apparatus to the ground surface. Accordingly, the section marking apparatus can be used to divide a site when the ground is flat or when the ground is uneven and/or has a slope. | 05-30-2013 |

20120271601 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORECASTING PROCESS EVENT DATES - Systems and methods are provided for forecasting event dates. In one method, one or more defined process events are identified. For one event, a duration distribution between two dates is estimated dynamically. The first date may be the start date of the event and the second date may be the end date of the last event in the process. The estimated duration distribution is used for generating one or more modeling parameters used for forecasting. | 10-25-2012 |

20140324401 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING RUBBER MATERIAL - Provided is a method that is useful for accurately setting a rubber material model for a simulation from an actual rubber material and obtaining a high-accuracy calculation result. A method for simulating a rubber material containing a filler comprises a measurement step (S | 10-30-2014 |

20140324402 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING A DOSE ENTERING AN OBJECT THAT IS TO BE IRRADIATED - A method for determining a dose of radiation input into an object irradiated with an energetic particle beam includes determining, during the application of the radiation, a dose input into at least one volume region of the object. The at least one volume region of the object lies outside a target volume region. The dose input into the at least one volume region is determined with a calculation that is based at least in part on a physical model of the energetic particle beam. | 10-30-2014 |

20140324398 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCELERATING SPARSE MATRIX OPERATIONS IN FULL ACCURACY CIRCUIT SIMULATION - A system and method of accelerating sparse matrix operations in full accuracy simulation of a circuit includes determining repetitive blocks of the circuit, determining a set of values of a current block, determining whether the state of the current block is sufficiently close to the state of a stored block solution when the corresponding values are within a predetermined error range, and performing a reduced computation using the stored block solution to provide a solution for the current block when the states are sufficiently close to each other. The reduced computation includes retrieving previously stored solutions and performing substantially simplified matrix and vector operations while maintaining accuracy of the solution. Reduced precision versions of the values may be used to generate a hash index used to store the block solutions. Stored redundant device information may also be used to simplify device solutions in a similar manner. | 10-30-2014 |

20100223041 | MIXED-DOMAIN ANALOG/RF SIMULATION - A simulation environment is disclosed wherein both analog and RF signals are simulated in a single flow by a mixed-domain simulator. The simulator includes a simulator kernel with an analog solver and an RF solver to allow both analog- and RF-type of signals to be solved in an interrelated fashion. The simulator may also include a partitioner that divides the circuit into various RF and analog modules to be solved. User input may control the partitioning process, but the simulator may refine the partitions or generate sub-partitions to provide a higher probability of convergence. | 09-02-2010 |

20150106068 | INTERACTIVE FEEDBACK FOR VARIABLE EQUATION SPECIFICATIONS - Software instructions stored on a memory device and executable by a processor generate a plurality of models to simulate a process entity. The models include equations that mathematically represent the functionality of the process. Moreover, the models are configured to accurately represent the functionality of the process. Instructions determine whether the equations of the models are solvable after each change made to the models and indicate the result of the determination of solvability of the equations. Changes to the plurality of models are suggested that may render the equations solvable if the equations are determined to be unsolvable. | 04-16-2015 |

20130218537 | METHOD OF DEVELOPING A RESERVOIR FROM A TECHNIQUE OF SELECTING THE POSITIONS OF WELLS TO BE DRILLED - The invention relates to a method of developing an underground reservoir, notably a petroleum reservoir, traversed by at least a first well from which a fluid is produced, wherein a position of at least a second well to be drilled is determined by means of a production indicator map comprising a set of cells, each cell being associated with a production indicator defining an impact, on the fluid production, of a well addition in this cell. The method comprises constructing the map by: | 08-22-2013 |

20110029295 | Method and Apparatus for Broadband Modeling of Current Flow in Three-Dimensional Wires of Integrated Circuits - A new surface impedance model for extraction in lossy two-dimensional (2D) interconnects of rectangular cross-section is presented. The model is derived directly from the volumetric electric field integral equation (EFiE) under the approximation of the unknown volumetric current density as a product of the exponential factor describing the skin-effect and the unknown surface current density on the conductor's periphery. By proper accounting for the coupling between the boundary elements situated on the top and bottom surfaces of conductor with the elements located on the side-walls, the model maintains accuracy from DC to multi-GHz frequencies as well as for conductors with both large and small thickness/width ratios. A generalization of the full-periphery surface impedance model to the three-dimensional electric field integral equation is also described. | 02-03-2011 |

20160042100 | UNPHYSICAL PHASE SPLIT DETECTION - An apparatus for estimating conditions of a fluid in an underground reservoir includes one or more sensors for measuring a temperature and a pressure of the fluid a processor that estimates the conditions by enforcing a full liquid requirement to a flash solver when under certain conditions. | 02-11-2016 |

20130246015 | Electronic Circuit Simulation Method With Adaptive Iteration - In accordance with an exemplary simulation technique, an improved selective application of Newton-Raphson iterations can improve accuracy while ensuring good performance. In this method, selectively applying Newton-Raphson iteration in a simulation of a unit of the integrated circuit design can include determining second order effects to define a linearity value. Newton-Raphson iteration is performed when the linearity value is less than a linearity threshold and convergence of the simulation is not achieved. | 09-19-2013 |

20160040513 | HYBRID RESERVOIR BRINE MODEL - A method of estimating saturation conditions of reservoir brines in an underground reservoir includes: receiving data representing a temperature of the brine; determining if the temperature is greater than a preset value; and selecting either a first method or second method, different than the first method, of calculating the saturation conditions based on the determination. The first method is selected when the temperature is greater than the preset value and the second method is selected when the temperature is less than the preset value. | 02-11-2016 |

20120041731 | TO PREVENT FIBER CUTTING AND DAMAGE OF SEGMENTS - A method for controlling a refining zone and to measure process variables directly in the refining zones of refiners in the pulp and paper industry is provided, the difference between the distributed axial force and the distributed steam force for high consistency refiners, or alternatively the liquid and pulp phase related forces for low consistency refiners, along the radius of the segments within the refiner is used to prevent fiber cutting and plate clash of the segments. The method of the present invention is also applicable to continuous control of the refining process close to limits of the machinery involved. | 02-16-2012 |

20120041730 | POWER-SUPPLY DESIGN SYSTEM, POWER-SUPPLY DESIGN METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR POWER-SUPPLY DESIGN - Provided is a power-supply design system that supports a power-supply design by applying a random model based on an outline of an operation circuit of an electronic device to calculate a value representing a power-supply fluctuation with a statistical technique, and by outputting a statistical value representing the power-supply fluctuation. The power-supply design system calculates a statistical value representing a power-supply fluctuation in a power supply of an electronic device based on input design data of the electronic device and a random model representing a current fluctuation due to operation/non-operation of each circuit in the electronic device, and outputs the statistical value. | 02-16-2012 |

20120041729 | LOOSE COUPLING METHOD BETWEEN A STESS ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND A CONVENTIONAL RESERVOIR SIMULATOR - Methods for loosely coupling a stress analysis system to a conventional reservoir simulator by adjusting the flow equation of the conventional reservoir simulator. The solution is obtained by using the methods in a loose, iterative coupling system such than when convergence is reached, the results obtained are close to those of the full coupling system. A system for implementing the methods on a digitally readable medium. | 02-16-2012 |

20120041728 | COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED TOOL BOX SYSTEMS AND METHODS - According to the preferred embodiments, a system or method is provided that involves the programming of a computer or other processing device with a software, hardware or firmware configured to create a processing tool (i.e., referred to herein as a tool box) that can be configured to provide one or more operational function based on new mathematical principles described herein for the purposes of, e.g., synthesizing or analyzing shapes and the like. | 02-16-2012 |

20120041726 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING TRANSIENT HEAT TRANSFER AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION OF ALUMINUM CASTINGS DURING WATER QUENCHING - The invention relates to a method for estimating heat transfer during water quench of an aluminum part. The method includes: | 02-16-2012 |

20120041725 | Supervised Nonnegative Matrix Factorization - Graph embedding is incorporated into nonnegative matrix factorization, NMF, while using the original formulation of graph embedding. Negative values are permitted in the definition of graph embedding without violating the nonnegative requirement of NMF. The factorized matrices of NMF are found by an iterative process. | 02-16-2012 |

20130151213 | DESIGN SUPPORT METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND DESIGN SUPPORT DEVICE - A design support method includes: executing by a computer operations of: moving, in an arbitrary direction, a first particle that is placed at a position in an internal space of a three-dimensional model of a design target and has a diameter of a size; recording a movement trace of the first particle; and calculating a volume of a first spatial region formed by the recorded movement trace. | 06-13-2013 |

20130191089 | Energy Usage in Injection Molding Simulations - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for determining energy indicator values for a plurality of thermoplastic materials. An energy indicator value represents expected energy requirements for performing an injection of the material in a mold cavity. An injection of each of a plurality of thermoplastic materials in a first modeled mold cavity is simulated. A respective value of a first expected energy parameter is determined for each of the plurality of thermoplastic materials based on the simulated injections. A respective energy indicator is determined, for each of the plurality of thermoplastic materials, based at least on the corresponding value of the first expected energy parameter. The respective energy indicator value of one or more of the plurality of thermoplastic materials is presented. | 07-25-2013 |

20110054857 | GRIDLESS GEOLOGICAL MODELING - Systems and methods perform gridless geological modeling. A system provides an interactive visual model that performs fast modeling of subsurface geological properties without spending processor resources calculating a three-dimensional grid. The system receives structural data, selects points for modeling a property of a subsurface earth volume, and propagates values for the property directly to the points in gridless three-dimensional space. The system then displays the propagated values in an interactive visualization of a structural framework model. The system creates fast interpolation functions and can apply a callback function for acceleration. One technique offloads calculations to a graphics processor or other auxiliary processor for speed. The system provides a myriad of fully interactive volume and dimensional slice probes, with mappable color-coding and a user-selection of rendering styles. Points are quality checked and optimized propagation parameters are stored for accelerated rendering when unavoidable grid production is needed for simulation. | 03-03-2011 |

20130191086 | Facilitating the Design of Information Technology Solutions - A method includes determining an anticipated usage pattern for an information technology system and a desired service level for the information technology system. The method includes determining a utilization saturation point for the information technology system and selecting a number of servers in the information technology system. The method also includes calculating one or more performance characteristics for the information technology system based on the anticipated usage pattern, the desired service level, the utilization saturation point, and the number of servers and comparing the one or more performance characteristics for the information technology system with one or more desired performance characteristics for the information technology system. | 07-25-2013 |

20090281776 | Enriched Multi-Point Flux Approximation - Methods and systems to reduce or eliminate numerical oscillations in solutions that occur when using conventional MPFA when modeling flow in a reservoir are provided. The technique may be referred to as enriched multi-point flux approximation (EMPFA) and may be used to improve the consistency and accuracy in constructing pressure interpolations in cells for the purpose of determining flux equations used in predicting flow in a reservoir. | 11-12-2009 |

20090281775 | Method for optimal design of non-uniform weighted periodic sparse arrays for ultrasound imaging system - Disclosed herein is a method for the optimal design of an apodization function used for non-uniform weighted periodic sparse arrays for an ultrasound imaging system. The method includes the steps of (a) setting the interval P | 11-12-2009 |

20090281774 | Systems and Methods Involving Surface Fitting - Systems and methods involving surface fitting are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: receiving information corresponding to discrete data points of a portion of a surface; determining curvature estimates associated with the data points prior to performing curve fitting with respect to the data points; identifying curvature shock based on the curvature estimates, the curvature shock being defined as a curvature threshold corresponding to an absolute value of curvature between adjacent data points; breaking C2 continuity between adjacent data points exhibiting curvature shock; and performing surface fitting with respect to the data points to generate Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) data such that breaks in the C2 continuity associated with curvature shock are maintained in the NURBS data. | 11-12-2009 |

20100305920 | LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED STABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY - An improved method for predicting stability of liquid detergent composition, identifying and designing liquid detergent compositions that provide said desired stability, consumer acceptance and performance. | 12-02-2010 |

20100305915 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSENSUS-BASED KNOWLEDGE VALIDATION, ANALYSIS AND COLLABORATION - A consensus-based knowledge validation and analysis system provides a way to increase use of collaboration tools among panels of experts by providing a system for analyzing and validating the responses of such experts to a set of questions. The system uses a set of response data input by a panel of experts with respect to a particular subject matter formatted in accordance with a data model as input. The response data set is used to estimate an empirical point estimate matrix indicative of the amount of agreement in the responses on all items between the panelists. The empirical point estimate matrix is used to estimate the saliency of the subject matter to panelists, the competency of each panelist and a consensus model of correct answers is based on the estimated competency of each panelist and the of responses for each item in the response data set. This consensus model is used to generate a knowledge map to aid visualization of the consensus data and encourage further collaboration and consensus building. The method is implemented in a web-based system that enables users of collaboration tools to send response data sets to the tool via the Internet or virtual private network and to likewise retrieve knowledge maps, panelist information and consensus data. An interactive feature enables users/panelists to collaborate with other panelists using the knowledge map as an interface to one or more collaboration tools such as instant messaging. | 12-02-2010 |

20110246147 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING FACILITY POWER AND COOLING - Systems and methods are provided for determining data center cooling and power requirements and for monitoring performance of cooling and power systems in data centers. At least one aspect provides a system and method that enables a data center operator to determine available power and cooling at specific areas and enclosures in a data center to assist in locating new equipment in the data center. | 10-06-2011 |

20110082670 | UNIFIED GRAPH MATCHING IN EUCLIDEAN SPACES AND APPLICATIONS TO IMAGE COMPARISON AND RETRIEVAL - A first graph embedded in a Euclidean space is modeled by a globally rigid first model graph that includes all vertices and edges of the first graph and has a preselected maximum clique size. The modeling is configured to maintain the preselected maximum clique size by employing an edge adding process that replicates a vertex of a vertex pair connected by an edge. A mapping between vertices of the first graph and vertices of a second graph is computed by optimizing a mapping between vertices of the first model graph and vertices of the second graph. | 04-07-2011 |

20110087469 | REAL-TIME PERFORMANCE MODELING OF SOFTWARE SYSTEMS WITH MULTI-CLASS WORKLOAD - Methods and systems for determining a real-time performance model of systems that process multi-class workloads. The methods can include collecting measurement data, selecting a series of prior time windows, processing the measurement data to compute a set of constraints based on the measurement data from the series of prior time windows, augmenting the set of constraints to a measurement model to obtain an augmented measurement model and running a modified extended Kalman filter with the augmented measurement model to obtain a state estimate. | 04-14-2011 |

20140005988 | PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL DENOISING | 01-02-2014 |

20110077924 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MITIGATING DRILLING VIBRATIONS - Methods and systems of reducing drilling vibrations include generation a vibration performance index using at least one frequency-domain model having a velocity-dependent friction relationship. The vibration performance index may be used to aid in the design or manufacture of a drill tool assembly. Additionally or alternatively, the vibration performance index may inform drilling operations to reduce vibrations. | 03-31-2011 |

20150046132 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A PREDICTION QUALITY - A method and a device determine a prediction quality for a predicted energy consumption of a motor vehicle. By determining a prediction quality, a tolerance band is calculated in addition to the predicted driving profile. The prediction quality provides a statement about the entire route as to whether a driver remains in a tolerance band that is based on stochastic evaluation and is naturally occurring. As long as the driver remains in the predicted tolerance band of the driving profile during the real drive, no re-calculation or change of the operating strategy is necessary. Fuel consumption is minimized using the predictive operating strategy on the specified distance. | 02-12-2015 |

20100332198 | Method For Obtaining Resistivity From Controlled Source Electromagnetic Data - Method for generating a three-dimensional resistivity data volume for a subsurface region from an initial resistivity model and measured electromagnetic field data from an electromagnetic survey of the region, where the initial resistivity model is preferably obtained by performing multiple ID inversions of the measured data [ | 12-30-2010 |

20110087468 | Approximating a System Using an Abstract Geometrical Space - System and method for approximating a system. A multi-parameter representation of a family of systems is stored. An embedding of the family into an abstract geometrical continuous space with a metric and defined by the parameters is determined. Coordinates of the space specify values for the parameters of systems of the family. The space includes a grid of points representing respective discrete approximations of the systems. A first point corresponding to a desired instance of a system is determined. The first point's coordinates specify values for the parameters of the instance. The space is sampled using a mapping of a well-distributed point set from a Euclidean space of the parameters to the abstract space. A nearest discrete point to the first point is determined which specifies values for parameters for an optimal discrete approximation of the desired instance, which are useable to implement the discrete approximation of the desired instance. | 04-14-2011 |

20130317796 | Simulating the Transmission and Simultaneous Switching Output Noise of Signals in a Computer System - Methods implementable in a computer system for simulating the transmission of signals across a plurality of data channels (bus) are disclosed. The disclosed techniques simulate the effects of Intersymbol Interference (ISI), cross talk, and Simultaneous Switching Output (SSO) noise by generating Probability Distribution Functions (PDFs) for each. The resulting PDFs are convolved to arrive at a total PDF indicative of the reception of data subject to each of these non-idealities. The total PDF, and its underlying terms, can be indexed to particular channels of the bus as well as to particular logic states. Use of the disclosed technique allows bit error rates and sensing margins to be determined with minimal computation and simulation. | 11-28-2013 |

20130046517 | Determining a next value of a system-simulation parameter in response to a representation of a plot having the parameter as a dimension - An embodiment of an apparatus includes a simulator, generator, and determiner. The simulator is configured to simulate a system and to propagate at least one state of the simulated system through time in response to a value of a parameter, and the generator is configured to generate a representation of a region of a plot having dimensions that respectively correspond at least to the parameter and to a characteristic of a state of the simulated system. And the determiner is configured to determine a next value of the parameter in response to the representation of the region. | 02-21-2013 |

20130046516 | Determining a next value of a parameter for system simulation - An embodiment of an apparatus includes a simulator and a determiner. The a simulator is configured to simulate a system and to propagate at least one state of the simulated system through time in response to a value of a parameter, and the determiner is configured to determine a next value of the parameter in response to a characteristic of another state of the model and a representation of at least one level set. | 02-21-2013 |

20130046515 | Determining a next value of a system-simulation parameter in response to representations of plots having the parameter as a dimension - An embodiment of an apparatus includes a simulator, a generator, and a determiner. The simulator is configured to simulate a system and to propagate at least one state of the simulated system through time in response to a value of a parameter. The generator is configured to generate a representation of a region of a first plot having dimensions that respectively correspond at least to the parameter and to a characteristic of a state of the simulated system, and a representation of a region of a second plot having dimensions that respectively correspond at least to the parameter and to another characteristic of a state of the simulated system. And the determiner is configured to determine a next value of the parameter in response to the representations of the regions of the first and second plots. | 02-21-2013 |

20110087470 | MATERIAL AND METHODS FOR USE IN BIOMASS PROCESSING - Methods and materials for measuring the composition of plant biomass and predicting the efficiency of conversion of such biomass to various end products under various processing conditions are disclosed. For example, methods and materials for identifying plant material having higher levels of accessible carbohydrate, as well as materials and methods for processing plant material having higher levels of accessible carbohydrate are disclosed. Also disclosed are computer-implemented methods and systems that provide improved economic efficiencies to biorefineries. | 04-14-2011 |

20100280801 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING A MODEL OF A MULTIPARAMETER SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method ( | 11-04-2010 |

20130191091 | Machine, Computer Program Product and Method to Carry Out Parallel Reservoir Simulation - A machine, computer program product, and method to enable scalable parallel reservoir simulations for a variety of simulation model sizes are described herein. Some embodiments of the disclosed invention include a machine, methods, and implemented software for performing parallel processing of a grid defining a reservoir or oil/gas field using a plurality of sub-domains for the reservoir simulation, a parallel process of re-ordering a local cell index for each of the plurality of cells using characteristics of the cell and location within the at least one sub-domain and a parallel process of simulating at least one production characteristic of the reservoir. | 07-25-2013 |

20100324872 | STABLE EQUILIBRIUM POINT (SEP) CALCULATION APPARATUS OF POWER SYSTEM - In the present invention, in a case where a stable equilibrium point calculation is not calculable by using a Newton method, a damping factor of a mechanical system differential equation of a generator is set to be greater than an actual value of the generator of the power system. By applying pseudo-transient simulation to the nonlinear differential algebraic equation of the power system including the mechanical system differential equation of the generator, in which the damping factor is set, a norm of a mechanical system equation is found. If the found norm meets a predetermined condition, variable values of the power system at a time when the norm is found are set as initial values of the nonlinear differential algebraic equation of the power system. A stable equilibrium point is determined by applying the Newton method to the nonlinear differential algebraic equation in which the initial values are set. | 12-23-2010 |

20100324869 | MODELING A COMPUTING ENTITY - To model a computing entity, information relating to transactions associated with the computing entity is received. The received information forms a collection of information. The collection is segmented into a plurality of segments, and at least one anomalous segment is identified. A model of the computing entity is built. | 12-23-2010 |

20130338976 | Digital Rock Analysis Systems and Methods with Multiphase Flow REV Determination - The pore structure of rocks and other materials can be determined through microscopy and subject to digital simulation to determine the properties of multiphase fluid flows through the material. To conserve computational resources, the simulations are preferably performed on a representative elementary volume (REV). The determination of a multiphase REV can be determined, in some method embodiments, by deriving a porosity-related parameter from a pore-matrix model of the material; determining a multiphase distribution within the material's pores; partitioning the pore-matrix model into multiple phase-matrix models; and deriving the porosity-related parameter from each phase-matrix model. The parameter's dependence on phase and saturation can then be determined and analyzed to select an appropriate REV size. | 12-19-2013 |

20100274541 | Planer Lightwave Circuit, Design Method for Wave Propagation Circuit, and Computer Program - A planar lightwave circuit is provided which can be easily fabricated by an existing planar-lightwave-circuit fabrication process, which can lower the propagation loss of signal light and which can convert inputted signal light so as to derive desired signal light. A planar lightwave circuit having a core and a clad which are formed on a substrate, has input optical waveguide(s) ( | 10-28-2010 |

20130338975 | METHOD FOR CO-SIMULATION OF TWO OR MORE MATHEMATICAL MODELS - A method for the co-simulation of two or more interacting mathematical models in which each model has at least one input port and one output port for inputting and outputting values of parameters in a predefined parameter protocol. The unit of measurement is identified for each parameter in the model and a scaling factor is then generated to equalize the units of measurement for each parameter in each model. The parameter protocol for each port is then determined and a virtual bus with unique locations is configured for each parameter in the models. The parameters from the models are then configured as a function of the parameter protocol so that the same parameters from different models are associated with the same location in the virtual bus. | 12-19-2013 |

20110178786 | AUTOMATED METHOD TO DETERMINE COMPOSITE MATERIAL CONSTITUENT PROPERTIES - A method of determining in situ composite material constituent properties is provided. In one example computer software is provided that automatically determines adjusted material properties or in situ properties of each constituent of a composite material. Methods shown ensure that a finite element model will consistently predict material behavior not just at one desired stress/strain state, but in all simulated states. | 07-21-2011 |

20110178783 | Image processing system for use with a patient positioning device - Three camera rigs are connected by wiring to a computer. The computer is also connected to a treatment apparatus. A mechanical couch is provided as part of the treatment apparatus such that under the control of the computer the relative positions of the mechanical couch and the treatment apparatus may be varied. The camera rigs obtain video images of a patient lying on the mechanical couch the computer processes these images to generate a three-dimensional model of the surface of the patient which is utilized to position the patient relative to the treatment apparatus. | 07-21-2011 |

20160117430 | BASEBAND EQUIVALENT VOLTERRA SERIES FOR BEHAVIORAL MODELING AND DIGITAL PREDISTORTION OF WIDEBAND TRANSMITTERS - A method, system and apparatus for modelling a power amplifier and pre-distorter fed by one of a wideband signal and an intra-band carrier aggregated signal are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes receiving the one of the wide-band signal and the intra-band carrier aggregated signal and generating a discrete base band equivalent, BBE, Volterra series based on the received signal, where the series has distortion products grouped according to determined shared kernels. The shared kernels are determined based on a transformation of a real-valued continuous-time pass band Volterra series without pruning of kernels. | 04-28-2016 |

20160117428 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODELING A TARGET OBJECT BASED ON PARTICLES - Provided is a method of modeling a target object, the method including obtaining information about the target object including an arrangement of particles including target particles, generating coarse particles by down-sampling the target particles, modeling a movement of the target object based on the coarse particles, and redefining the target particles based on a result of the modeling. | 04-28-2016 |

20160117426 | PULSE SHAPE CHANGE FOR INTERFACE DETERMINATION - A method of pulsed radar interface determination for a first and second material in a tank. An interface level determination model is provided including a transfer function that utilizes refractive indices for the materials and thickness of the second material. At least one actual radar pulse is transmitted into the tank and a resulting echo curve portion including a measured interface pulse(s) around the interface location is measured. The interface model is simulated with a reference pulse and an initial thickness value to generate an initial model generated interface pulse (initial MGIP). The measured interface pulse is compared to the initial MGIP pulse point-by-point to determine residuals. If the residuals sum >a predetermined threshold, the comparing is repeated with an updated interface model generated with an updated thickness value that provides an updated MGIP pulse. When the sum of residuals is ≦predetermined threshold, the thickness is determined. | 04-28-2016 |

20160117424 | STATISTICAL APPROACH TO INCORPORATE UNCERTAINTIES OF PARAMETERS IN SIMULATION RESULTS AND STABILITY ANALYSIS FOR EARTH DRILLING - A method for estimating a probability of a drilling dysfunction or a drilling performance indicator value occurring includes entering drilling-related data having a probability distribution into a mathematical model of a drill string drilling a borehole penetrating the earth and entering drilling parameters into the model for drilling the borehole. The method further includes performing a plurality of drilling simulations using the model, each simulation providing a probability of the drilling dysfunction occurring or a probability of a drilling performance indicator value occurring with associated drilling parameters used in the simulation, selecting a set of drilling parameters that optimizes a drilling objective using the probabilities of the drilling dysfunction occurring or the probabilities of a drilling performance indicator value occurring; and transmitting the selected set of drilling parameters to a signal receiving device. | 04-28-2016 |

20160117423 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING A MODEL-DERIVED VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF OCEAN TEMPERATURE AND OCEAN SALINITY BASED ON SEA SURFACE HEIGHT OBSERVATIONS - System and method for correcting the vertical structure of the ocean temperature and salinity can enable the use of sea surface height (SSH) measurements to correct ocean forecast models. In the present embodiment, three relations that can be precomputed are exploited: (1) the relation between temperature and salinity throughout a water column, (2) the relation between temperature/salinity and geopotential, and (3) the relation between geopotential and SSH. The relations are stored in a form that allows efficient application through a cross-correlation matrix. | 04-28-2016 |

20130185038 | Performance Calculation, Admission Control, and Supervisory Control for a Load Dependent Data Processing System - An performance calculation apparatus, an admission rate controller, and a supervisory control and decision apparatus, and methods thereof are provided to improve the control of an admission rate of discrete service events to a data processing system. The performance calculation apparatus, the admission rate controller, and the supervisory control and decision apparatus rely on an improved mathematical modelling mechanism that determines a relation between response times of the discrete service events and their arrival rate and thus provide an improved control over the data processing system by externally monitoring the response times of the data processing system. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185036 | METHOD AND APPARATUS OF USING DRIVE TEST DATA FOR PROPAGATION MODEL CALIBRATION - A method using drive test data for propagation model calibration includes: step 1, obtaining original drive test data; step 2, selecting the data from the drive test data according to predefined conditions as effective drive test data; and step 3, extracting the effective drive test data to form a data file used for propagation model calibration. An apparatus using drive test data for propagation model calibration includes: a drive test data obtaining module, configured to obtain the drive test data in the regions to be calibrated; an effective drive test data generation module, configured to generate effective drive test data from the drive test data according to predefined conditions; and a data file generation module, configured to extract the effective drive test data to form a data file used for propagation model calibration. The present invention utilizes drive test data of existing networks to largely decrease the CW test work and reduce the network building cost. It is believed that the calibrated model can relatively accurately reflect the propagation characteristics in the field. Furthermore, base stations can be optimally allocated. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185035 | Systems and Methods of Analysis of Granular Elements - Systems and methods are described for performing mechanical analysis of particulate systems by describing particle morphology of particles within the system using Non-Uniform Rational Basis Spline (NURBS). One embodiment includes generating a NURBS description for the particle morphology of a plurality of particles within a particulate system, determining contact points between at least two particles based on the NURBS description, determining a magnitude of the contact between the at least two particles based on the NURBS description, determining normal forces and associated moments based upon the contact points and the magnitude of the contact between the at least two particles, determining tangential forces and associated moments based upon the contact points and the magnitude of the contact between the at least two particles, and performing mechanical analysis of the particulate system based on the contact between the at least two particles and the resulting forces and associated moments. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185034 | SIMULATION EXECUTION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND SYSTEM - [Object] To provide a technique for increasing the speed of parallel running of logical processes without sacrificing the accuracy of data update timing in a parallel discrete event simulation system. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185033 | UNCERTAINTY ESTIMATION FOR LARGE-SCALE NONLINEAR INVERSE PROBLEMS USING GEOMETRIC SAMPLING AND COVARIANCE-FREE MODEL COMPRESSION - A method for uncertainty estimation for nonlinear inverse problems includes obtaining an inverse model of spatial distribution of a physical property of subsurface formations. A set of possible models of spatial distribution is obtained based on the measurements. A set of model parameters is obtained. The number of model parameters is reduced by covariance free compression transform. Upper and lower limits of a value of the physical property are mapped to orthogonalspace. A model polytope including a geometric region of feasible models is defined. At least one of random and geometric sampling of the model polytope is performed in a reduced-dimensional space to generate an equi-feasible ensemble of models. The reduced-dimensional space includes an approximated hypercube. Probable model samples are evaluated based on data misfits from among an equi-feasible model ensemble determined by forward numerical simulation. Final uncertainties are determined from the equivalent model ensemble and the final uncertainties are displayed in at least one map. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185031 | METHOD AND PROCESS COMPUTER FOR COMPUTATION OF THE STATE VARIABLES OF A HYBRID DIFFERENTIAL-ALGEBRAIC PROCESS MODEL - A method for computation of the state variables of a hybrid differential-algebraic process model in succeeding time steps on a process computer with a process interface, the process computer being set up such that, via the process interface, at least one process variable of a physical process can be detected by the process computer and/or one output for influencing the physical process can be output by the process computer. In a computation process, a current mode of the hybrid DAP is determined by evaluating the state variables for a deviation of the current mode of the hybrid DAP from the mode of the hybrid DAP applying beforehand, a mode-specific process model which corresponds to the current mode being chosen from the group of executable mode-specific process models and further computation is based on it. At least one probable future mode of the hybrid DAP is determined in a prediction process. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185030 | Numerically simulating structural behaviors of a product using explicit finite element analysis with a combined technique of mass scaling and subcycling - Methods and systems for numerically simulating structural behaviors of a product using explicit FEA with a combined technique of subcycling and mass scaling are disclosed. A FEA model representing a product and a minimum time step size (Δt | 07-18-2013 |

20130185028 | Hybrid Adaptively Sampled Distance Fields - A computer program product for processing a model of an object according to a set of instructions includes a non-transitory computer-readable memory storing a model of an object represented by a hybrid adaptively sampled distance field (ADF), wherein the model includes a hierarchy of cells, wherein at least one cell includes a set of distance functions forming at least part of a boundary of the object and a set of distance samples of at least some of the distance functions, such that a processor executing the set of instructions processes the model of the object. | 07-18-2013 |

20130338978 | GENERATING FACIES PROBABLITY CUBES - A method for generating one or more geological models for oil field exploration. The method includes receiving one or more well facies logs, a vertical facies proportion curve, a lateral proportion map, a variogram model and a global target histogram. The method then includes generating a facies probability cube using a modified Sequential Gaussian Simulation (SGSIM) algorithm, the well facies logs, the vertical facies proportion curve, the lateral proportion map and the variogram model. After generating the facies probability cube, the method includes matching the facies probability cube to the global histogram and generating the geological models based on the matched facies probability cube. | 12-19-2013 |

20110077920 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINATION OF HORIZONTAL STRESSES FROM SHEAR RADIAL VARIATION PROFILES - Described is method and system of determining horizontal stress from radial profiles of dipole shear together with the far-field estimate of the Stoneley shear modulus. The system and method include selecting an optimal number of regression points on measured radial profiles for obtaining reliable estimation of maximum and minimum horizontal stress magnitudes in the presence of noisy data, where measured radial profiles of dipole shear moduli might exhibit a small amount of random fluctuations. | 03-31-2011 |

20140107989 | METHODS FOR DETERMINING IF BOUNDARY DISTANCE CONSTRAINTS BETWEEN SHAPES ARE SATISFIED - This disclosure describes methods for determining if arrangements of shapes satisfy exact or approximate analytical function representations of boundary distance constraints among those shapes. The first embodiment includes the following steps: (a) constructing a function which is an exact or approximate analytical representation of the constraint between two shapes; and (b) evaluating the function of step (a) to determine if the constraint between the two shapes is exactly or approximately satisfied. The second embodiment includes the following steps: (a) constructing a function which is an exact or approximate analytical representation of the constraint between two shapes; (b) assigning values to variables and/or parameters of the function constructed in step (a); and (c) evaluating the function of step (a) using the assignments of step (b) to determine if the constraint between the two shapes is exactly or approximately satisfied. | 04-17-2014 |

20110153288 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMALLY CONNECTING INTERFACES ACROSS MUTIPLE FABRICS - A method of connecting an interface to a fabric of an electronic device, the interface having a plurality of nets to be connected to corresponding connectors in the fabric includes associating with each of the connectors in the fabric a first variable indicating that the connector belongs to the interface; associating with each of the connectors in the fabric a second variable indicating a number of higher numbered adjacent connectors for the connector in the interface; connecting each of the nets in the interface to a corresponding one of the connectors in the fabric such that the second variable has a non-zero value at exactly one of the corresponding connectors in the interface. | 06-23-2011 |

20140180649 | Scorecard Models with Measured Variable Interactions - Data is received that characterizes a transaction and includes a plurality of values corresponding to variables. Thereafter, a score is determined for the transaction based on the received data and using a scoring model. The scoring model only uses variables pairs having a divergence residual above a pre-defined threshold. Thereafter, data is provided that characterizes the determined score. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and computer program products are also described. | 06-26-2014 |

20130346041 | METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE QUANTITY OF LIGHT RECEIVED BY A PARTICIPATING MEDIA, AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE - A method for estimating the quantity of light received by a point M of a heterogeneous participating media, the light being emitted by a light environment. Thereafter, the method comprises estimating, for each point of a first set of points, first values representative of the light attenuation between the considered point and a first surface bounding the media along a plurality of particular directions of light emission, estimating first coefficients of projection by projection of the first values of reduction of light intensity in an orthonormal basis of spherical functions, estimating second values representative of the light attenuation between the point and a second surface along directions, the second surface comprising some of the points of the neighbourhood of the point, and estimating the quantity of light received by the point using first coefficients of projection and second values of reduction of light intensity. | 12-26-2013 |

20100299113 | End-to-End Design of Electro-Optic Imaging Systems Using the Nonequidistant Discrete Fourier Transform - A unified design strategy takes into account different subsystems within an overall electro-optic imaging system. In one implementation, the design methodology predicts end-to-end imaging performance using a spatial model for the source and models for the optical subsystem, the detector subsystem and the digital image processing subsystem. The optical subsystem and digital image processing subsystems are jointly designed taking into account the entire system. Unconventional techniques such as the nonequidistant DFT (nDFT) are used to accelerate the design process. | 11-25-2010 |

20100299115 | Modeling of Ferroelectric Capacitors to Include Local Statistical Variations of Ferroelectric Properties - Simulation of an electronic circuit including a model of a ferroelectric capacitor. The model of the ferroelectric capacitor includes a multi-domain ferroelectric capacitor, in which each of the domains is associated with a positive and a negative coercive voltage. A probability distribution function of positive and negative coercive voltages is defined, from which a weighting function of the distribution of domains having those coercive voltages is defined. To create a model of a small ferroelectric capacitor, a Poisson probability distribution is assigned to each of an array of gridcells defining the probability distribution function of positive and negative coercive voltages, and a number of domains assigned to each gridcell is randomly selected according to that Poisson distribution and an expected number of domains in the modeled capacitor for that gridcell, based on the area of the modeled capacitor. The electrical behavior of the ferroelectric capacitor is evaluated by evaluating the superposed polarization of each of the randomly selected domains. | 11-25-2010 |

20110246149 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING POSSIBILITY OF OCCURRENCE OF ANOMALY IN OIL-FILLED ELECTRICAL APPARATUS - A method for predicting the possibility of occurrence of an anomaly includes compositionally analyzing an insulating oil collected from a transformer in operation, calculating an estimated value of a concentration of dibenzyl disulfide in the insulating oil in its virgin state from the compositional analysis, and predicting the possibility of occurrence of anomaly in the oil-filled electrical apparatus from the level of the estimated value. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246150 | METHOD, DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM OF ANALYZING CAUSE OF SPRINGBACK - A method of analyzing a cause of springback of the invention includes: performing a forming analysis to calculate forming data of a formed product; decomposing a component into an in-plane stress component and a bending moment component; generating a before-calculation individual decomposition forming data; performing a calculation to generate an after-calculation individual decomposition forming data; analyzing a first springback configuration and a second springback configuration; obtaining a degree of influence of a stress in each of the areas with respect to springback deformation; and displaying the degree of influence with respect to the springback deformation. | 10-06-2011 |

20150331145 | METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERISTIC MODEL OF A POROUS MATERIAL SAMPLE FOR ANALYSIS OF PERMEABILITY CHARACTERISTICS - The present invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional characteristic model of a rock sample for analysis of the spatial and physical characteristics of materials subsequent to the processing of images obtained by means of computer tomography. The method includes producing a three-dimensional tomographic image of a sample of material, identifying areas where the structure of the material is homogeneous, assigning a particular material density value to each such area, assigning a particular porosity value to each pixel, assigning a particular absolute permeability value to each pixel, forming a three-dimensional characteristic model on the basis of the porosity and permeability values of each pixel, and calculating the absolute permeability of the entire sample or of a portion thereof in any direction by means of computational fluid dynamics. The technical result is an increase in the precision and reliability of data obtained regarding the permeability characteristics of a sample of porous material, without the need to employ additional financial and labor resources. | 11-19-2015 |

20100280799 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODELING THREE-DIMENSIONAL SMOKE PROPAGATION ANIMATION - A method and system for modeling a three-dimensional smoke propagation animation system. The animation system can be configured to include a particle system manager, a compartment manager, a state variable manager, a three-dimensional space outline rendering module, and a three-dimensional smoke animation rendering module. The particle system manager creates and updates an existing particle system based on an input script and data from the state variable manager. The state variable manager loads smoke propagation data and provides smoke information to the particle system manager to create and update the particle system and space outline. The compartment manager creates a three-dimensional outline with respect to each compartment space from a compartment data and updates the status of the existing three-dimensional outlines based on information from the state variable manager. A final three-dimensional smoke propagation animation can then be rendered by the three-dimensional smoke animation rendering module. | 11-04-2010 |

20150332015 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC MODELING OF BLOOD FLOW - Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model. | 11-19-2015 |

20150331979 | USING AN ELEMENT IN A FIRST MODEL TO CALL A PORTION OF A SECOND MODEL - A device may receive function information that describes a caller element that calls a called element that is separate from the caller element. The function information may identify a name or reference of the called element, a passed input, and a passed output. The passed input may be provided by the caller element to the called element, and the passed output may be received by the caller element from the called element. The caller element may be associated with a caller model, and the called element may be associated with a called model. The device may identify the called element, and may execute the caller element in a simulation environment. Execution of the caller element may cause execution of the called element without causing execution of an entirety of the called model. The device may receive the passed output from the called element based on executing the called element. | 11-19-2015 |

20150331978 | CODE GENERATION FOR USING AN ELEMENT IN A FIRST MODEL TO CALL A PORTION OF A SECOND MODEL - A device may generate code for a caller element of a first graphical model and a called element of a second graphical model by generating a first function and a second function. The first function may represent an interface between the caller element and the called element. The first function may include a first input argument corresponding to an input variable and a first output argument corresponding to an output variable. The second function may represent an underlying function of the called element. The underlying function may include the input variable passed from the caller element and the output variable. The underlying function may further include an internal input variable and an internal output variable. The second function may include second input arguments corresponding to the input variable and the internal input variable, and may include second output arguments corresponding to the output variable and the internal output variables. | 11-19-2015 |

20150331974 | PRODUCT CONFIGURATION - Methods, computer systems and computer readable storage mediums for configuring a product based on a product model are provided. The product model has variables and rules. Each variable is associated with a set of values. The rules represent inter-dependencies among the variables and values. The variables and rules define a product configuration problem to be solved. A Decomposable And Or Graph, DAOG, is generated. The DAOG represents the product model. Subsequently, values for the variables of the product model are iteratively set based on the DAOG. | 11-19-2015 |

20150331976 | FORECASTING OIL PRODUCTION FOR MULTIPLY-FRACTURED HORIZONTAL WELLS - Methods, computing systems, and computer-readable media for forecasting oil recovery from a well. The method includes obtaining bottom-hole pressures, production rates, and a reservoir pressure for the well, and calculating pressure normalized rates based thereon. The method also includes forecasting a forecasted bottom-hole pressure for a first material balance time, based on the plurality of bottom-hole pressures, and forecasting a forecasted pressure normalized rate for the first material balance time based on the pressure normalized rates. The method further includes calculating a forecasted production rate for the first material balance time, based on the production rates, and determining a first forecasted cumulative production at the first material balance time based on the forecasted production rate, bottom-hole pressure, and pressure normalized rate, and converting the first material balance time to a first real time based at least partially on the forecasted cumulative production and production rate. | 11-19-2015 |

20150331972 | SYSTEM & METHODS FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY ENGINEERING - The present application concerns automated optimization, customization or production methods for the design of a solar photovoltaic array, involving one or more or all components in a photovoltaic array, in which the products include system designs, production drawings, permitting and construction drawings, layouts for the mechanical and electrical systems, bill of materials and financial return analyses of such a photovoltaic array. | 11-19-2015 |

20100299118 | Detecting Anomalies In A Sensor Networked Environment - In a method for detecting anomalies in a sensor-networked environment, packages of data are received from a plurality of sensors located in the environment. At least one candidate problem location in the environment is identified based upon data contained in the packages. A principal components analysis is performed on the data collected from sensors associated with the identified at least one candidate problem location to identify a number of hidden variables and the number of hidden variables are analyzed to detect anomalies in the environment. In addition, detected anomalies are outputted. An analyzer for performing the method is provided. | 11-25-2010 |

20140067345 | Methods for the Analysis of Dissociation Melt Curve Data - Methods are provided that operate on raw dissociation data and dissociation curves to generate calibrations of the detected data and to further improve analysis of the data. The data can be taken from each support region of a multi-region platform, for example, from each well of a multi-well plate. Each support region can be loaded with portions of the same sample. In some embodiments, a dissociation curve correction can be calibrated for the sample, prior to a run of an experiment using such sample. In some embodiments, a method is provided for generating a melting transition region of dissociation curves that show the melting characteristics of the sample. In some embodiments, dye temperature dependence correction can be performed on the dissociation curve data to further improve analysis. In some embodiments, a feature vector can be derived from the melt data, and the feature vector can be used to further improve genotyping analysis of the dissociation curves. | 03-06-2014 |

20140067344 | METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF PERFORMANCE OF AN ACCUMULATOR-UNIT - The disclosure relates to a method for determination of a maximum allowable load current of an energy storage cell by means of a substitute model. The Parameters of the substitute model are adapted during the lifetime of the energy storage cell. The substitute model contains two or more RC-elements. The respective parameters of a RC-element preferentially are adapted during separate time intervals. The disclosure further relates to a method for determination of a maximum performance of an accumulator-unit having two or more energy storage cells. The performance is preferentially calculated from a maximum allowable load current of the weakest energy storage cell and the sum of the respective voltages being produced at the energy storage cells at appliance of this maximum current. The disclosure also relates to a control unit for performing the method. | 03-06-2014 |

20120303338 | SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION APPARATUS - To obtain velocity, density, pressure, and a position per unit time, acceleration of each particle and a repulsive force applied to each particle from a boundary surface is obtained by an equation of motion discretized by a predetermined kernel function; velocity after unit time is calculated by time integration; a density time differential is calculated by a discretized continuity equation representing a temporal change in the density based on a predetermined kernel function; density after unit time is calculated by time integration on the density time differential by using the velocity after the unit time; smoothing is performed on the density at predetermined intervals; pressure after unit time is calculated by an equation of state with the density after unit time; a position after unit time is calculated; the above calculations are repeated from the initial state to the end of a predetermined time. | 11-29-2012 |

20120303337 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE EXECUTION OF COMPUTATIONAL ALGORITHMS - The invention refers to systems and methods to optimize the memory and communications that suits the memory organization of many scientific codes, such as Computer Fluid Dynamics codes, that operate on meshes, such the mesh of an object that moves through a fluid medium. The methods adjust the order in which the data are used inside the algorithm, by means of traversing and ordering the mesh. This ordered mesh is streamed into the lower memory levels and allows for minimal data transfer requirements. The method also reduces the memory needs dramatically and improves the execution time of the scientific code. The systems and methods are particularly useful in the aeronautic industry for designing new aircrafts. | 11-29-2012 |

20120203527 | Process for Producing Sandwich Structures with Particulate Material Pattern - The present invention is concerned with a process for forming a very well defined pattern of particulate material in a composite material comprising a web material and particulate absorbent material. The present invention relates also to a method for determining the equipment design and process parameter for such a process. In a particular application, the present invention provides a process for preparing liquid absorbent structures, such as may be useful for disposable absorbent articles. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203524 | QUANTITATIVE METHOD OF DETERMINING SAFE STEAM INJECTION PRESSURE FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY OPERATIONS - This invention relates to a method for determining the safe steam injection pressure for enhanced oil recovery operations. | 08-09-2012 |

20130297267 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODELING INTERACTIONS OF THE FLUID WITH SYSTEM BOUNDARIES IN FLUID DYNAMIC SYSTEMS - A method and apparatus for accessing a data representation of a model associated with a fluid system, the data representation including at least one interior cell and at least one ghost cell, calculating a physical volume value and physical surface area value for at least one interior cell and at least one ghost cell, generating at least one control volume based on one or more physical volume values, generating at least one control surface based on one or more physical surface area values; substituting one or more of the at least one control volume parameter and the at least one surface area for corresponding elements of mathematical conservation equations representative of the fluid system, and solving the mathematical conservation equations representative of the fluid system. | 11-07-2013 |

20110040536 | RESERVOIR ARCHITECTURE AND CONNECTIVITY ANALYSIS - An interactive system and method of operating the system to define and evaluate a model of a hydrocarbon reservoir. The reservoir model is defined from extrinsic information such as seismic surveys, well logs, and the like, and is based on elements of formation regions, connections among the regions, wells, and perforations. A boundary-element method is used to determine pressure interference responses, corresponding to the pressure at a perforation in response to a single perforation producing fluid at a unit flow rate. These pressure interference responses are then convolved with measured well flow rates obtained during production to arrive at estimates of the wellbore pressure at one or more wells of interest. The estimated wellbore pressure can be compared with downhole pressure measurements to validate the reservoir model, or to provoke the user into modifying the model and repeating the evaluation of the model. | 02-17-2011 |

20100305912 | REAL-TIME SCHEDULING OF LINEAR MODELS FOR CONTROL AND ESTIMATION - A method of generating linear models for a physical system of interest is implemented in steps including, first, determining offline, a set of linear models for the physical system of interest by linearization of a nonlinear computational model of the physical system of interest at selected operating points or from desired data; second, analyzing offline, accuracy of each linear model and eliminating inaccurate linear models therefrom to provide a residual set of linear models; third, generating offline, linear models corresponding to grid points of one or more lookup tables based on the residual set of linear models; fourth, associating offline, lookup table grid points with selected scheduling variables, and fifth, generating algorithmic software for the physical system therefrom such that linear models for the physical system generated offline form the basis for online scheduling of linear models. | 12-02-2010 |

20100305911 | Method for modeling fluid flow over porous blocks - The method of modeling fluid flow over porous blocks utilizes heat transfer and fluid flow equations and a discretization numerical method to model heat transfer rates in a square cavity containing a pair of porous blocks. Fluid flow and heat transfer are modeled within a square cavity having an inlet and an outlet formed therethrough. The inlet and outlet are positioned opposite one another along a diagonal of the square cavity. A laminar airflow is introduced at the cavity inlet while a constant heat flux is maintained in the pair of porous blocks. | 12-02-2010 |

20100280804 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PREDICTING RESIDUAL ONLINE TIME OF PEER IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - A method for predicting a residual online time of a peer in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network is provided. The method includes: obtaining M history life cycle sampling data S | 11-04-2010 |

20100280800 | Method of modeling flexural characteristics of a bar subjected to local heating - The method of modeling flexural characteristics of a bar subjected to local heating utilizes thermal diffusion equations and the finite element method to model vibrational frequency and amplitude variation in a substrate material subjected to local heating. Both heated and non-heated cases are considered. | 11-04-2010 |

20100312533 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MATHEMATICALLY CHARACTERIZING EAR CANAL GEOMETRY - The present subject matter provides apparatus and methods for physically fitting a hearing assistance device, including mathematically characterizing a person's ear canal. The apparatus includes a housing adapted to be mechanically coupled to the person in proximity to the person's outer ear. An ultrasonic transducer array is located within at least a portion of the housing. The apparatus includes electronics within the housing, the electronics adapted to control the transducer array to alternate between transmitting and receiving ultrasonic energy. In various embodiments, a processor is adapted to characterize geometry of the ear canal using information from the ultrasonic transducer array obtained from scans of the ear canal. | 12-09-2010 |

20120203516 | Techniques for Determining Physical Zones of Influence - Techniques for analyzing flow of a quantity in a given domain are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling regions in a domain affected by a flow of a quantity is provided which includes the following steps. A physical representation of the domain is provided. A grid that contains a plurality of grid-points in the domain is created. Sources are identified in the domain. Given a vector field that defines a direction of flow of the quantity within the domain, a boundary value problem is defined for each of one or more of the sources identified in the domain. Each of the boundary value problems is solved numerically to obtain a solution for the boundary value problems at each of the grid-points. The boundary value problem solutions are post-processed to model the regions affected by the flow of the quantity on the physical representation of the domain. | 08-09-2012 |

20110213596 | REQUIREMENTS DRIVEN FEATURE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS - A method for developing features to be used in an automobile design. The features are developed and documented in an architecture-independent manner, so that they can be used on any vehicle platform where appropriate. The feature development process includes using requirements which have been defined using formal methods, thereby assuring the quality of the requirements. The feature development process also includes the documentation and standardized use of all technical terms and data elements, the development of computer simulation models and hardware-in-the-loop simulations to verify the requirements, and review of a feature and its requirements by peer groups at various stages of the process. The result is a Feature Technical Specification which can be used by any product development team, and which contains only clear, concise and accurate requirements. | 09-01-2011 |

20110153291 | Prespacetime model for generating energy-momentum-mass relationship, self-referential matrix rules and elementary particles - A prespacetime model is formulated for generating energy-momentum-mass relationship, elementary particles and self-referential matrix rules through hierarchical self-referential spin structure in prespacetime. Key to the present model is: (1) generation of at least one primordial phase distinction in prespacetime, (2) formation of energy-momentum-mass relationship from said phase distinction; (3) formation of external and internal objects from said phase distinction; (4) matrixization of said energy-momentum-mass relationship into matrix rules; (5) matrixization of said internal and external objects into the external and internal wave functions of a particle in the dual world, and (6) interaction of said external object and said internal object through said matrix rules. In particular, working models for generating energy-momentum-mass relationship, self-referential matrix rules, elementary particles and composite particles are described as research aids, teaching tools and games. Further, working model for ether (aether) as a body or medium of prespacetime is also described as research aids and teaching tools. | 06-23-2011 |

20150331977 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF VISUALIZING AIRFLOW - According to one aspect, embodiments described herein provide a system and a method for modeling airflow. In one example, the system comprises a memory and a controller coupled to the memory, the controller configured to receive data related to equipment including at least two of a group comprising a cooling consumer and a cooling provider, compute at least one quantity of airflow between an inlet and an outlet associated with the equipment, generate a representation of at least one airflow path between the outlet and the inlet having a cross-sectional area proportional to the at least one quantity of airflow, and display the representation of the at least one airflow path in a cooling model. | 11-19-2015 |

20100292966 | Methods of predicting residual stresses and distortion in quenched aluminum castings - Computational systems, methods, and articles of manufacture to predict at least one of residual stresses and distortion in quenched aluminum castings. Residual stresses and distortion may be predicted through incorporating thermal strains induced during quenching with the nonlinear constitutive behavior of quenched microstructures of a quenched aluminum casting, wherein thermal strains arise generally from non-uniform transient temperature distribution of the casting during quenching. The transient temperature distribution of the aluminum casting during quenching may be calculated based on heat transfer coefficients specific to one or more nodes, elements and/or zones on the surfaces of the aluminum casting. The nonlinear constitutive behavior of the quenched aluminum casting may be modeled as functions of temperatures, strain rates, and microstructure variations. A material constitutive model accounts for not only strain hardening and creep, but also precipitate hardening. Thereby, residual stresses and distortion in the quenched aluminum castings can be predicted using the embodiments. | 11-18-2010 |

20100292965 | Method of modeling phase changes due to laser pulse heating - The method of modeling phase changes due to laser pulse heating utilizes energy equations and a discretizing numerical method to model temperature variation and cavity depth in a substrate material due to laser heating. Both constant and temperature-dependent thermal properties cases are considered. | 11-18-2010 |

20100292964 | High Throughput Screening for Antimicrobial Dosing Regimens - Provided herein are methods and computer-implemented systems for using computer simulations to predict likelihood of a cell population associated with a pathophysiological condition acquiring resistance to a therapeutic agent, to screen for therapeutic agents effective to suppress acquisition of resistance within a cell population and to treat the pathophysiological conditions associated therewith. The computer simulation comprises at least an input/out system and a mathematical model, including operably linked equations, parameter values and constant values, of growth response over a period of tune of a cell population in contact with an therapeutic agent. | 11-18-2010 |

20090326883 | ANALYZER, ANALYSIS METHOD, AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM PRODUCT - A first generation portion divides an object to be analyzed into a plurality of finite elements to generate element division data. A first calculation portion defines and calculates a plurality of meshes dividing the object to be analyzed into units larger than the finite elements. A second generation portion assumes that a friction layer which has a thickness of “0” and a friction coefficient between a conductive material and a composite material of a predetermined value less than 1 exists at the interface between the conductive material and the composite material, and the second generation portion generates mesh data. A second calculation portion uses various solvers to calculate the physical amounts produced in the object to be analyzed on the basis of the mesh data and outputs the analysis result. In other words, the second calculation portion performs a simulation of the behavior of the object to be analyzed. The simulation is performed within an arbitrary temperature range set by a user. | 12-31-2009 |

20140012551 | System and Method for Determining Thermodynamic Parameters - A method determines a value of a thermodynamic parameter of a substance based on a set of secondary manifolds, wherein each secondary manifold represents a mapping among a combination of thermodynamic parameters of the substance, and wherein the mapping is based on a primary manifold representing a mapping between a pair of thermodynamic parameters and a thermodynamic potential. A particular secondary manifold is selected from the set of secondary manifolds based on particular thermodynamic parameters, wherein the particular secondary manifold is a mapping between the particular thermodynamic parameters and the thermodynamic parameter, and the value of the thermodynamic parameter is determined based on the particular secondary manifold and values of the particular thermodynamic parameters. | 01-09-2014 |

20100299117 | VELOCITY MODELS FOR A SINGLE WELL AND FOR A SET OF WELLS - Systems and methods create velocity models for a single well or for a set of wells. In one implementation, a system optimizes a time-depth relationship applied to data points from a single well to estimate coefficients for a linear-velocity-in-time function that models the data points. The system optimizes by reducing the influence of outlier data points, for example, by weighting each data point to decrease the influence of those far from the velocity function. The system also reduces the influence of top and bottom horizons of geological layers by applying data driven techniques that estimate the velocity function in a way that reduces dependence on the boundary conditions. The systems and methods can also create velocity models based on data from a set of wells, applying a well weights method to reduce the influence of outlier wells and thereby prevent wells with aberrant data from degrading a correct velocity model. | 11-25-2010 |

20100299114 | METHOD OF CALCULATING GATE DELAY BASED ON CROSSTALK EFFECT DUE TO CAPACITIVE COUPLING - Provided is a method of exactly calculating the delay of a gate in a digital integrated circuit (IC) that drives a capacitive load and a noise current source based on a crosstalk effect due to capacitive coupling between adjacent conductive lines, the method calculates the delay of the gate by using an output waveform that sums an output waveform of a linear time-varying output resistance model generated by using a gate output resistance library generated by using input and output voltage values of the digital IC and an output waveform of a modified Thevenin equivalent model of the gate. | 11-25-2010 |

20160040514 | Reservoir Characterization and Hydraulic Fracture Evaluation - A multi-physics and multi-scale system and process to simulate imaging of hydrocarbon reservoirs using electromagnetic particles and electromagnetic tomography. Embodiments are applicable towards flood-front mapping and hydraulic fracture imaging. With respect to flood-front mapping, coated nanoparticles (or their software representation) may be injected. In case of fracture imaging, the contrast agents (or their software representation) may either be injected as proppants, fibers, or nanoparticles suspended in the solution. | 02-11-2016 |

20100305921 | Response Surface Modeling Device, Response Surface Modeling Method, and Response Surface Modeling Program - A response surface model is created without a drawback of creating a linear model that does not approximate to samples belonging to a partitioned region. Provided are: an input unit | 12-02-2010 |

20100305917 | SIMULATOR AND SIMULATING METHOD OF HEAT RADIATION ENERGY - A simulator of heat radiation energy includes means for acquiring 3D spatial data including a plurality of solid objects where the 3D space is defined by a plurality of grids; means for calculating the form coefficient in all combinations of arbitrary two grids out of the plurality of grids; means for acquiring the attribute data of each grid including the area, reflectivity, and temperature of the grid; means for calculating the sum of heat radiation energy by radiation of a grid itself and heat radiation energy by reflection of heat radiation from each grid as heat radiation energy of every grid on the basis of the area of the grid, the form coefficient, the reflectivity of the grid and the temperature of the grid; and means for outputting the calculation results of heat radiation energy of every grid to an output unit. | 12-02-2010 |

20100305913 | METHOD OF MODELING THE SOCIO-SPATIAL DYNAMICS OF EXTREME URBAN HEAT EVENTS - A method of coupling surface urban heat island measures with socio-economic indicators of vulnerability to create improved spatially specific models to assist public health professionals in predicting extreme heat events mortality in urban environments. The method includes utilizing landsat TM imagery for the measuring of the urban heat island intensity levels and a spatial analysis of the variables in question. | 12-02-2010 |

20100305910 | Method of modeling residual stresses during laser cutting - The method of modeling residual stresses during laser cutting utilizes thermal diffusion and stress equations and a discretization numerical method to model temperature variation and residual stresses in a substrate material due to laser cutting therethrough of small-diameter holes. | 12-02-2010 |

20150039275 | Method for Predicting Changes in Properties of A Formation in A Near-Wellbore Area Exposed to A Drilling Mud - In order to predict properties of a formation in a near-wellbore area exposed to a drilling mud rheological properties of the drilling mud, of a filtrate of the drilling mud and of a reservoir fluid are determined. Properties of an external mudcake, porosity and permeability of the core sample are determined. A mathematical model of the external mudcake is created. The drilling mud is injected through a core sample and dynamics of pressure drop across the sample and dynamics of a flow rate of a liquid leaving the sample are determined. Using an X-ray micro Computed Tomography a profile of concentration of particles of the drilling mud penetrated into the sample is determined. A mathematical model is developed for the internal mudcake to describe dynamics of changes in concentration of the particles of the drilling mud in a pore space of the core sample. A coupled mathematical model of the internal and the external mudcakes is created and parameters of the mathematical model of the internal mudcake are determined providing matching of simulation results to the experimental data on injection the drilling mud through the core sample and to the concentration profile of the particles of the drilling mud. | 02-05-2015 |

20150039273 | Numerical Simulation of Progressive Lancing Operation in Sheet Metal Forming - Systems and methods of conducting a time-marching simulation of manufacturing a sheet metal part that requires progressive lancing operation (PLO) are disclosed. The time-marching simulation is conducted with a connection-separation scheme for nodes along the lancing route to ensure a smooth timely separation of a lancing cut. The scheme includes creating a set of surrogate lancing route nodes by duplicating nodal coordinates of the existed nodes located along the lancing route. Nodal constraints to initially link together the existed nodes and the corresponding surrogate nodes are then created. The nodal constraint is removed in accordance with a separation time schedule established using start and end locations of the lancing route and corresponding start and end time for making the lancing cut. The nodal constraints can also be removed based on the zones of the lancing route defined by a user. | 02-05-2015 |

20140343908 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING TRACER SHOTS FOR ESTIMATING INFLUX VOLUMES OF FLUIDS FROM DIFFERENT INFLUX ZONES TO A PRODUCTION FLOW IN A WELL - A method for estimating influx volumes of fluids to a production flow in a well with two or more influx locations along the well includes arranging tracer sources with unique tracer materials in fluid communication with two or more of the influx zones, each tracer material having a predefined short duration release dose to the fluids in the well, allowing the tracer sources to release the tracer material to the fluids at a given release instant, after the release instant, consecutively collecting samples of the production flow at the topside, analysing the samples for identifying types of tracer material and concentration of the identified tracer materials, based on the concentrations and their sampling sequence and the well geometry, sequence of the separate influx zones, calculating the influx volumes from transient flow models using the calculated influx volumes as parameters for controlling the production flow or for characterizing the reservoir. | 11-20-2014 |

20150332013 | HUMAN JOINT KINEMATICS INFORMATION EXTRACTION METHOD FROM MULTI-CHANNEL SURFACE ELECTROMYOGRAM SIGNALS, RECORDING MEDIUM AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A human joint kinematics information extraction method includes generating a joint kinematics parameter estimator of a multiple linear model based on electromyogram (EMG) signals and joint kinematics information in the event of joint movement, measuring EMG signals in real time, and estimating joint kinematics information by applying the EMG signals measured in real time to the joint kinematics parameter estimator. Accordingly, human joint kinematics information may be extracted safely and accurately using surface EMG signals extracted non-invasively. | 11-19-2015 |

20130275102 | COMPUTER SIMULATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS - A method and system is provided for solving for electromagnetic fields by approximating an electromagnetic function as a sum of basis functions multiplied by coefficients to be determined. The set of equations used to determine the coefficients results from taking derivatives of the action integral with respect to the coefficients (and/or other parameters) and setting the derivative equal to zero, thereby extremizing the action integral. | 10-17-2013 |

20130275101 | Method For Modeling Deformation In Subsurface Strata - A method for modeling deformation in subsurface strata, including defining physical boundaries for a geomechanical system. The method also includes acquiring one or more mechanical properties of the subsurface strata within the physical boundaries, and acquiring one or more thermal properties of the subsurface strata within the physical boundaries. The method also includes creating a computer-implemented finite element analysis program representing the geomechanical system and defining a plurality of nodes representing points in space, with each node being populated with at least one of each of the mechanical properties and the thermal properties. The program solves for in situ stress at selected nodes within the mesh. | 10-17-2013 |

20110257950 | Nonlinear function approximation over high-dimensional domains - An algorithm is disclosed for constructing nonlinear models from high-dimensional scattered data. The algorithm progresses iteratively adding a new basis function at each step to refine the model. The placement of the basis functions is driven by a statistical hypothesis test that reveals geometric structure when it fails. At each step the added function is fit to data contained in a spatio-temporally defined local region to determine the parameters, in particular, the scale of the local model. The proposed method requires no ad hoc parameters. Thus, the number of basis functions required for an accurate fit is determined automatically by the algorithm. The approach may be applied to problems including modeling data on manifolds and the prediction of financial time-series. The algorithm is presented in the context of radial basis functions but in principle can be employed with other methods for function approximation such as multi-layer perceptrons. | 10-20-2011 |

20100318330 | SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SIMULATING WITH RESPECT TO SPHEROID REFERENCE MODELS USING LOCAL SURFACE COORDINATES - Described are a method and system for describing a position of an entity in a three-dimensional coordinate system with respect to the reference model. The reference model is of a three-dimensional curved surface defined in the three-dimensional coordinate system. The three-dimensional curved surface is divided into a set of cells. Each cell is a subset of the three-dimensional curved surface and has a curved surface. A three-dimensional curvilinear coordinate system is defined for each cellin the set of cells. The three-dimensional curvilinear coordinate system for each cell has a curvilinear axis that extends along the curved surface of that cell. | 12-16-2010 |

20130346040 | SHALE GAS PRODUCTION FORECASTING - A method can include providing data for at least one shale gas formation; performing a statistical analysis on the data for each of the at least one shale gas formation; providing a simulation model; history matching the simulation model for each of the at least one shale gas formation based at least in part on the performed statistical analysis to generate a history matched model for each of the at least one shale gas formation; and forecasting production for another shale gas formation by plugging in data for the other shale gas formation into each generated history matched model. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed. | 12-26-2013 |

20140365184 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARATION OF A COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODEL - A method of preparation of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model of a multi-component product including a plurality of individual components for simulation, the method including providing a simplified model employing a simplified obstacle to fluid flow in place of one or more components in the model; solving the simplified model; and using the solution of the simplified model to add to modeling data by providing starting values for fluid flow in the simulation of the CFD model. | 12-11-2014 |

20110131018 | Finite Difference Algorithm for Solving Slender Droplet Evaporation with Moving Contact Lines - A system and method for simulating a droplet on a substrate with a moving contact line. The height of the droplet above the substrate is represented as a height function. A height evolution equation represents how the height of a droplet with moving contact line varies over time. The height function at a first point in space and a first point in time is calculated. An extrapolated height value at the first point in time is based on the height function at the first point in space and the first point in time, and the contact line at the first point in time. The extrapolated height value is at a second point in space below the substrate. The height evolution equation is used to calculate the height function at a second point in time based upon the extrapolated height value at the first point in time. | 06-02-2011 |

20100324870 | SOLVER-BASED VISUALIZATION FRAMEWORK - Visualization frameworks may include solvers. The solvers may be used to determine the properties of view components of view compositions. In some instances, the solvers may be explicitly composed using a relational structure, such as a dependency tree. In some instances, the solvers may be implicitly composed based on property-setters having solvers invoking other property-setters having solvers. | 12-23-2010 |

20160070833 | EXPONENTIALLY FITTED APPROXIMATION FOR ANISOTROPIC SEMICONDUCTOR EQUATIONS - Roughly described, a method for determining characteristics of a body by simulation, useful in analyzing semiconductor devices, includes imposing a Delaunay mesh on a simulated body to be modeled, determining a system of node equations describing generation and flux of a set of at least a first physical quantity at each node in the mesh, and numerically solving the system of node equations to identify the physical quantities in the set at each node in the mesh, where the flux of the first physical quantity in the body, as represented in the node equations, is anisotropic. The method does not impose any limitation on the geometry of the device, on mesh elements, or on the orientation of the anisotropy. | 03-10-2016 |

20100332199 | NOISE REDUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR MONITORING ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS - One embodiment provides a system that analyzes a target electromagnetic signal radiating from a monitored system. During operation, the system monitors the target electromagnetic signal using a set of antennas to obtain a set of received target electromagnetic signals from the monitored system. Next, the system calculates a weighted mean of the received target electromagnetic signals using a first pattern-recognition model. The system then subtracts the received target electromagnetic signals from the weighted mean of the received target electromagnetic signals to obtain a set of noise-reduced signals for the monitored system. Finally, the system assesses the integrity of the monitored system by analyzing the noise-reduced signals using a second pattern-recognition model. | 12-30-2010 |

20140249787 | METHOD OF EXPLORING THE FLEXIBILITY OF MACROMOLECULAR TARGETS AND ITS USE IN RATIONAL DRUG DESIGN - It comprises a method of exploring the flexibility of macromolecules, where an available ensemble of structures of a receptor, such as one coming from a molecular dynamics trajectory or a set of experimentally derived structures, is used to generate an ensemble of structures for a closely related receptor, such as a receptor mutant, a receptor with a series of post-translational modifications, or one that is non-covalently bound to a second molecule. In this way, new ensembles of the pertubed receptor can be accessed without the need to explicitely simulate the new system. The method allows the study of structure and flexibility of derivatives and relatives of a receptor in a computer efficient manner, and therefore has applications in the rational-drug design field, especially in virtual screening. It also comprises a computer program product for causing a computer to perform the method, as well as a system of molecular modeling comprising computer means for carrying out each of the steps of the method. | 09-04-2014 |

20130035914 | SERVO CONTROLLER - A servo controller includes: a reference model unit which inputs a reference to generate a model output and a model input; a feedback control unit which generates a feedback input so that a control output of a plant follows the model output; and an adder which adds the model input and the feedback input, in which the reference model unit includes: a mathematical model which simulates characteristics of the plant, and generates the model output and a state variable from the model input; a model input memory which outputs a past model input; a model controller which inputs the reference, the state variable, and the past model input to generate the model input; and a model controller determining unit which determines the model controller based on the reference, the state variable, and the past model input. | 02-07-2013 |

20110054855 | Method For Microbiological Quasi-Chemical Kinetics Growth-Death Modeling in Food - A food safety management tool that utilizes a mathematical model based on differential equations that is generalized for describing the continuous growth-death kinetics of microbial populations in foodstuffs. The method is used to provide a way to control target microorganisms when designing product formulations of minimally processed foodstuffs or when processing foods with high pressures, temperatures, or other lethal agents to achieve effective pasteurization, disinfection, or sterilization of foodstuffs, and includes the use of model parameters to predict food formulations to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and the processing times needed to reduce microbial hazards to levels that ensure consumer safety. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054856 | Equivalent Device Statistical Modeling for Bitline Leakage Modeling - Mechanisms are provided for modeling a plurality of devices of an integrated circuit design as a single statistically equivalent wide device. An integrated circuit design is analyzed to identify a portion of the integrated circuit design having the plurality of devices. For the plurality of devices, a statistical model of a single statistically equivalent wide device is generated which has a statistical distribution of at least one operating characteristic of the single statistically equivalent wide device that captures statistical operating characteristic distributions of individual devices in the plurality of devices. At least one statistical operating characteristic of the single statistically equivalent wide device is a complex non-linear function of the statistical operating characteristics of the individual devices. The integrated circuit design is modeled using the single statistically equivalent wide device. | 03-03-2011 |

20120197611 | Systems and methods for determining volume of activation for deep brain stimulation - This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for determining volume of activation for deep brain stimulation (“DBS”) using a finite element model (FEM) circuit to determine a FEM of an implanted electrode and a tissue medium in which the electrode is implanted, a Fourier FEM solver circuit to calculate a potential distribution in the tissue medium using information from the FEM circuit and a capacitive component of at least one of the implanted electrode and the tissue medium, and a volume of activation (VOA) circuit to predict a VOA using the potential distribution and a neuron model. | 08-02-2012 |

20130268248 | METHOD OF SELECTING POSITIONS OF WELLS TO BE DRILLED FOR PETROLEUM RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT - A method of selecting the positions of wells to be drilled for the development of a petroleum reservoir from a set of reservoir images. Well configurations are optimized by calculating a first quality criterion using a flow simulator applied to a limited number of reservoir images. Previously obtained configuration simulation results previously obtained are used for configurations physically close to the configuration to be assessed. A second reservoir development quality criterion is calculated for the optimized configurations using a flow simulator applied to each image of the reservoir. Finally, the well location corresponding to the optimized configuration having the best second quality criterion is selected. | 10-10-2013 |

20110046927 | FAST ITERATIVE METHOD FOR PROCESSING HAMILTON-JACOBI EQUATIONS - A system and method are provided for a parallel processing of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. A numerical method is provided to solve the Hamilton-Jacobi equation that can be used with various parallel architectures and an improved Godunov Hamiltonian computation, | 02-24-2011 |

20110046928 | Process for making models of photons, electrons, magnitism, gravity and other things - A process for making models of very small things and very big things. Since the structure of the smallest and largest things in our Universe are unknown to science and hold the key to understanding how our Universe was created and functions, the Ross Model is a process for modeling the secrets of our Universe. In preferred embodiments the present invention is used to create models of subatomic particles (including tronnies, entrons, photons, electrons, protons) and other things in our Universe such as atoms, molecules, electricity, magnetism, gravity, Black Holes, galaxies, the Big Bang, and our Universe itself, including its shell. | 02-24-2011 |

20110046926 | METHOD OF DETERMINING A STIFF VALUE OF AN AERODYNAMIC COEFFICIENT - The invention relates to a method for determination of a rigid value of an aerodynamic coefficient of an aircraft, in which measurements are made in a wind tunnel on a model of the said aircraft and, on the basis of these measurements, at least one value, known as flexible model value, of this aerodynamic coefficient is determined, characterized in that a rigid value of the aerodynamic coefficient is calculated on the basis of the said flexible model value(s) and a correction taking into account the flexibility of the model. A plurality of flexible model values is determined on the basis of measurements made by varying the parameter q/E and maintaining the angle of incidence at a constant value, and the correction consists in an extrapolation operation providing a value of the aerodynamic coefficient corresponding to q/E=0. As a variant, a single flexible model is determined and the correction consists in adjusting the said value with the aid of a correction factor. | 02-24-2011 |

20110098994 | IDENTITY TRACKING PROCESS AND SYSTEM - A method of identifying and tracking a target is described, in which seismic data relating to a target is passively detected and processed using statistical means. The statistical manipulation of the data includes frequency information extraction, dynamical mixture model construction based on existing known data and identification of an unknown target by the convergence of this model to a state characteristic of that target. | 04-28-2011 |

20110098991 | SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF COMPONENT MISALIGNMENT IN AN OPTICAL SYSTEM - Different rotational interfaces between individual optical components and their mounts are compared based on a sensitivity of optical system performance to misalignment of the optical component to an alignment axis of the optical mount within a clearance space. The rotational interfaces at which the sensitivity of the optical system performance to the misalignment of the optical component approaches a minimum are incorporated into the optical design. | 04-28-2011 |

20110264419 | Methods for Developing and Using Empirical Models - A method for providing an empirical model of a defined space comprises steps of: defining the desired space; describing at least a portion of the defined space with multiple correlated dimensions; reducing the dimensionality of the defined portion; combining the described portion with the remaining portion of the defined space; creating a hypothetical model of the defined space; selecting points of interest in the combination; producing real and/or virtual objects associated with at least a portion of the selected points, analyzing at least a portion of the produced objects; calculating coefficients for the hypothetical model according to the analysis. | 10-27-2011 |

20110046924 | METHOD FOR JOINT MODELING OF MEAN AND DISPERSION - The present invention describes a method and system for joint modeling of a mean and dispersion of data. A computing system derives a loss function taking into account distributional requirements over the data. The computing system represents separate regression functions for the mean and the dispersion as stagewise expansion forms. At this time, the stagewise expansion forms include undetermined scalar coefficients and undetermined basis functions. Then, the computing system chooses the basis functions that maximally correlate with a corresponding steepest-descent gradient direction of the loss function. The computing system obtains the scalar coefficients based on a single step of Newton iteration. The computing system completes the regression functions based on the chosen basis functions and obtained scalar coefficients. | 02-24-2011 |

20150057988 | Method for Identifying Stochastic Information of Heterogeneous Materials - A method for identifying stochastic information of a heterogeneous material utilizes physical loading measurements that are input into a global optimization process. The optimization process executes, in parallel, a force-driven non-linear finite element simulation and a displacement-driven finite element simulation of a constitutive model of the heterogeneous material. The constitutive models model the spatially varying random material properties (i.e. stochastic properties) using the Karhunen-Loeve expansion, thereby introducing the stochastic parameters, including spatial mean, spatial variance, and correlation length for example into the models. Stress and strain values for both the force-driven and displacement driven finite element analyses are input into an objective function, whereupon the finite element simulations are updated after each iteration of the optimization process is performed until the objective function is minimized to a desired level. This results in the identification of optimized stochastic parameters associated with the heterogeneous material under investigation. | 02-26-2015 |

20130346038 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CREATING COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR NONLINEAR MODELS OF POSITION ENCODERS - A method is described for ascertaining a computational model for a position encoder system, in particular for a position encoder for controlling a gas mass flow rate for an internal combustion engine, having the following steps: providing a differential equation system with at least one nonlinear term; dividing the differential equation system to obtain a linear part which is describable by a linear differential equation and a nonlinear part which is describable by a nonlinear differential equation; discretizing the linear part of the differential equation system with the aid of a first discretization method to obtain a computational model for the discretized linear part; discretizing the nonlinear part of the differential equation system with the aid of a second discretization method to obtain a computational model for the discretized nonlinear part; combining the computational models of the discretized linear part and the discretized nonlinear part of the differential equation system to obtain the computational model for the position encoder system. | 12-26-2013 |

20130346034 | Predictive Method, Apparatus and Program Product - Methods, Apparatus and Program Products for predicting resource usage data, weather data and econometric data, such as: demands on resources such as electrical power, water supply, communications infrastructure; temperature, humidity, wind speed, solar radiation, and degree days; and commodity price, gross domestic product, and a price index. | 12-26-2013 |

20140025350 | STATISTICAL MODELING BASED ON BIT-ACCURATE SIMULATION OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Operations of an electronic device are simulated by generating and executing a bit-accurate model of the device using an input signal having at least one transition that corresponds to a step input having a pre-transition value (e.g., 0 for a positive transition) for a specified duration before the transition and a post-transition value (e.g., | 01-23-2014 |

20130275099 | Determining A Limit Of Failure In A Wellbore Wall - A method to determine a drilling fluid density limit involves obtaining a geomechanical model of a target borehole, generating a depth of damage model of the target borehole to describe a relationship between a drilling fluid pressure and a depth of damage representing a modeled amount of yielded rock surrounding the target borehole, where the modeled amount of the yielded rock is calculated using a stress model according to a pre-determined failure criterion, and calculating, using the depth of damage model and the geomechanical model, the drilling fluid density limit as a function of the subterranean formation depth, where the drilling fluid density limit maintains the depth of damage at a target level for the target borehole, where the drilling fluid density limit corresponds to a depth gradient of the drilling fluid pressure, where the target borehole is drilled based at least on the drilling fluid density limit. | 10-17-2013 |

20140365188 | SPARSE FINITE-DIFFERENCE TIME DOMAIN SIMULATION - Disclosed are accurate and fast methods for simulating electromagnetic wave propagation which employ an omnidirectional vectorial simulation and which measure all frequencies at once. | 12-11-2014 |

20140156232 | METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM STORAGE DEVICES FOR GENERATING A FLOODING FORECAST - The present disclosure relates generally to methods, systems and computer program storage devices for generating a flooding forecast. In one specific example, the present disclosure relates generally to methods, systems and computer program storage devices for generating a flooding forecast for an urban environment. In another example, a fully conservative model may be utilized that allows employing an unstructured hybrid grid (1-dimesional/2-dimensional) to represent an urban area, where the 1-dimesional grid is a simplified representation of part of the domain. | 06-05-2014 |

20150039280 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMPIRICAL MODELING OF TIME-VARYING, PARAMETER-VARYING, AND NONLINEAR SYSTEMS VIA ITERATIVE LINEAR SUBSPACE COMPUTATION - Methods and systems for estimating differential or difference equations that can govern a nonlinear, time-varying and parameter-varying dynamic process or system. The methods and systems for estimating the equations may be based upon estimations of observed outputs and, when desired, input data for the equations. The methods and systems can be utilized with any system or process that may be capable of being described with nonlinear, time-varying and parameter-varying difference equations and can used for automated extraction of the difference equations in describing detailed system or method behavior for use in system control, fault detection, state estimation and prediction and adaptation of the same to changes in a system or method. | 02-05-2015 |

20100235151 | FEATURE PARAMETER CANDIDATE GENERATION APPARATUS AND FEATURE PARAMETER CANDIDATE GENERATION METHOD - A feature parameter candidate generation apparatus has a storage unit that stores the values of feature parameters extracted from each of samples, an index value calculation unit that calculates an index value, which is obtained by normalizing the number of the kinds of the values of feature parameters by the number of the samples, for each of the feature parameters, an evaluation object selection unit that selects combinations of feature parameters which are objects to be evaluated, an evaluation unit that evaluates whether the uniformity of a frequency distribution of index values of the individual feature parameters for combinations of feature parameters selected as the objects to be evaluated satisfies a predetermined criterion, and a candidate determination unit that determines, as feature parameter candidates to be given to the model generation device, a combination of feature parameters that is evaluated to satisfy the predetermined criterion. | 09-16-2010 |

20100235150 | THERAPEUTIC IMPLICATIONS OF DICKKOPF AFFECTING CANCER STEM CELL FATE - A method of determining a therapeutic regimen for the treatment of cancer with Dickkopf (Dkk) protein in which a mathematical model of differential equations describing the major signaling pathways involved in stem cell regulation is created and used to simulate signals from the cancer stem cell environment based upon administration of at least a single dose of Dkk in vitro and/or in vivo. A method of modulating cancer stem cells is also provided in which the stem cell computer model is simulates the effect of Dkk and performs a calibration test to determine a threshold value above which Dkk induces cell differentiation and a threshold value below which Dkk induces stem cell proliferation. | 09-16-2010 |

20100235149 | Method Of Designing A Motor Vehicle - A method of designing a motor vehicle is disclosed. The method includes simulating a collision of a motor vehicle using a computer model that corresponds to the motor vehicle. Collision data is collected from the simulation and used to determine calibration information for an air bag system. | 09-16-2010 |

20130325416 | Contribution Model - Contribution-based segmentation classification measures a contribution that an entity provided to a group dynamic. Contribution-based segmentation classification forms a network structure that represents relationships among a set of entities and produces a random partition of the set of entities into a fixed number of groups of entities. For each of a plurality of iterations, contribution-based segmentation classification sequentially associates each entity with each group, and measure a modularity for the network, adds the measured modularity to a vector of modularities for the respective entity using the groups as a base, and compute a distance between each of the entities using the modularity vectors to form clusters of vectors according to the computed distance, and segments the entities according the formed clusters. | 12-05-2013 |

20130325422 | Analysis Supporting Method and Analysis Supporting Apparatus - To enable a response surface to be built with reduced analysis time and to thereby shorten time for objective value calculation using the response surface. | 12-05-2013 |

20130325417 | Numerical Simulation Of A Structure Having A Heat-Affected Zone Using A Finite Element Analysis Model - Methods and systems for conducting numerical simulation of a structure having HAZ using a FEA model are disclosed. A FEA model includes at least a group of finite elements representing a welded structural part that encompasses at least one HAZ is defined and received in a computer system. Each finite element in the group is configured with at least one integration point according to FEA. The group of finite elements is associated with a set of HAZ material properties representing structural behavior of the welded structural part inside and outside the HAZ. Corresponding material properties are then determined and assigned to each integration point by interpolating the associated set using the shortest heat-propagation distance between each integration point and the heat source locations (e.g., spotwelds' centroid) with an automated procedure that requires no additional input after the HAZ material properties have been defined. | 12-05-2013 |

20130325419 | RESERVOIR SIMULATION WITH SCALABLE GRID COMPUTING - Larger, expandable high performance computing (HPC) clusters which are of different generations and performance speeds are provided for reservoir simulation. This provides scalability and flexibility for running computation-intensive reservoir simulation jobs on HPC machines. Availability of larger numbers of processors in a processor pool makes simulation of giant models possible and also reduces fragmentation when multiple jobs are run. A hardware performance based domain decomposition is performed which results in computation load balancing. The reservoir domain is decomposed efficiently to reduce communication overhead. Adaptive detection of the available mix of computation resources is performed, and reservoir simulation decomposition methodology adjusts the distribution of load based on the available hardware and different processor generation resources to minimize the reservoir simulation runtime. | 12-05-2013 |

20130325418 | SYSTEM AND METHOD TO GENERATE MOLEDULAR FORMULA DISTRIBUTIONS BEYOND A PREDETERMINED THRESHOLD FOR A PETROLEUM STREAM - Methods for generating molecular formula distributions beyond a predetermined threshold for a petroleum stream are disclosed. An initial molecular formula distribution within a predetermined threshold is obtained for a petroleum stream. A correlation between two or more molecular properties of the initial molecular formula distribution is identified, and the initial molecular formula distribution is extrapolated beyond the predetermined threshold along the correlation. The extrapolated molecular formula is renormalized based on renormalized based on renormalization data obtained from the sample. The renormalized molecular formula distribution can then be blended with the initial molecular formula distribution, reconciled to secondary analytical measurements, and/or used to create a model of composition and/or a molecular composition-based model of a resid upgrading process. Systems for implementing the methods are also disclosed. | 12-05-2013 |

20150039274 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED METABOLIC MODELING - A processor implemented method for personalized metabolic modeling starting from a generic metabolic model. For each reaction Ri in the generic metabolic model, a correlation ρ(i) between the expression level of the reaction and the level of a quantifiable phenotype in a population of cells is calculated. A set of highly correlated reactions is identified. An expression matrix, Exp-matrix, is then calculated which is used to generate the personalized metabolic model. | 02-05-2015 |

20130041635 | Methods and Systems for Designing Addendum Section of A Die in Sheet Metal Forming - An improved method of creating a computerized numerical model representing addendum section is disclosed. Computerized numerical model is created by placing a plurality of surface patches at disjoint locations along an enclosed trim line of the product design surface and corresponding binder opening line. Each surface patch is bounded with top and bottom edges coincided with the enclosed trim line and the binder opening line, respectively. Each surface patch is further bounded with two side edges connecting corresponding ends of the top and bottom edges. To ensure a continuously smooth transition between the product design surface and the binder surface, a number of parameters are adjusted for each surface patch to obtain a desired surface geometry. Any gap between a neighboring pair of surface patches is filled with a filler patch using a blending procedure that ensures continuous smooth transition from two neighboring side edges of the neighboring pair. | 02-14-2013 |

20140195207 | ESTIMATING PROBABILITY OF SPREADING INFORMATION BY USERS ON MICRO-WEBLOGS - Methods and systems for estimating a probability of re-sharing information include extracting keywords from a set of documents addressed to a user; weighting the keywords from the set of documents according a metric for the user's interest in the keywords' respective source documents to create an interest model; receiving a new document having one or more keywords; and determining a likelihood that the user will re-share the new document, where the likelihood is based on the interest model and the one or more keywords present in the new document. | 07-10-2014 |

20130332122 | EPITOPE FLUCTUATION AND IMMUNOGENICITY - Systems and methods for computer-aided vaccine design may comprise performing one or more molecular dynamics simulations of a protein assembly having at least one epitope, determining a fluctuation measurement for the at least one epitope using the one or more molecular dynamics simulations, and predicting the immunogenicity of the protein assembly in response to the fluctuation measurement are disclosed. | 12-12-2013 |

20140343906 | BLOOD-VESSEL BLOODSTREAM SIMULATION SYSTEM, METHOD THEREFOR, AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROGRAM - This system is a system for analyzing blood flow which imposes a boundary condition relating to the blood flow to three dimensional shape data of a target vascular site of a subject and divides a lumen of the target vascular site into meshes for obtaining state quantities of the blood flow at each mesh position by means of computation, having: a labeling unit, by a computer, for reading out the three dimensional shape data on the lumen of the target vascular site, and labeling a plurality of vascular elements included in the target vascular based on a size of the cross-sectional area of each of the vascular elements; wherein, the computation of the state quantities is carried out by varying a level of mesh detail for each vascular element based on the labeling according to the size of the cross-sectional area. | 11-20-2014 |

20140343903 | FACTORIAL HIDDEN MARKOV MODELS ESTIMATION DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An approximate computation unit computes an approximate of a determinant of a Hessian matrix relating to a parameter of an observation model represented as a linear combination of parameters determined by each layer | 11-20-2014 |

20140343902 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING DETAILED RIGID WALL FORCE SUMMARY IN A TIME-MARCHING SIMULATION OF A VEHICLE COLLIDING WITH A RIGID WALL - A finite element analysis (FEA) model of a vehicle and a rigid wall definition are received. The FEA model comprises a number of nodes connected by finite elements that are organized in groups. The rigid wall comprises one or more segments each corresponding to a load cell installed thereon. A list of groups that are desired to have a detailed rigid wall force (RWF) summary is defined by user. A contribution weighting factor is calculated for each node in the FEA model. A time-marching simulation of the vehicle colliding with the rigid wall is conducted. At each solution cycle, a nodal force contribution is calculated for each node according to node type. The calculated nodal force contribution modified with the contribution weighting factor is accumulated in the detail RWF summary under respective groups and segments. A full detailed RWF summary is presented. | 11-20-2014 |

20110137621 | Non-Iterative Mapping of Fan Noise Across a Hydraulic Plane - In embodiments of the present invention a method and computer program product is presented to map noise levels onto a fan's hydraulic operating plane. In another embodiment this methodology allows for the comparison of a first fan configuration to a second fan configuration to enable the selection of a particular fan configuration to be utilized in an electronic system. | 06-09-2011 |

20110137622 | ASSESSING THE MATURITY OF AN INDUSTRY ARCHITECTURE MODEL - A system creates and maintains an industry business architecture model over a network. The system defines specific levels of maturity for the model. Associations, relationships, and linkages between content elements are also determined. From these, a specific level of aggregate maturity is defined according to an algorithm. | 06-09-2011 |

20140149091 | FLUID SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING MULTIGRID - A fluid simulation system may include: a state processing unit for defining a corresponding cell after restriction as a Dirichlet cell in the case a Dirichlet cell is present among cells before restriction, defining the corresponding cell after restriction as a Neumann cell in the case a Dirichlet cell is not present and a Neumann cell is present among the cells before restriction, and defining the corresponding cell after restriction as an interior cell in the case a Dirichlet cell and a Neumann cell are not present among the cells before restriction; a restriction operating unit for calculating a residual value of a corresponding interior cell after restriction by adding residual values of interior cells before restriction; and a prolongation operating unit for calculating a residual value of corresponding interior cells after prolongation by dividing a residual value of an interior cell before prolongation by the number of the corresponding interior cells after prolongation. | 05-29-2014 |

20160042823 | METHODS FOR SIMULATING THE FLOW OF A FLUID IN A VESSEL OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR AND FOR CALCULATING THE MECHANICAL DEFORMATION OF ASSEMBLIES OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR CORE, AND ASSOCIATED COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS - A method for simulating the flow of a fluid in a vessel of a nuclear reactor is provided. The nuclear reactor includes the vessel and a core inside the vessel, the core including nuclear fuel assemblies, each one extending in an axial direction, including nuclear fuel rods and a grid for maintaining the rods, and being spaced apart from another by a clearance between the grids in a transverse direction. | 02-11-2016 |

20160042822 | Methods for Simulating the Flow of a Fluid in a Vessel of a Nuclear Reactor and for Calculating the Mechanical Deformation of Assemblies of a Nuclear Reactor Core, and Associated Computer Program Products - A method for simulating the fluid flow in a vessel of a nuclear reactor is provided. The reactor includes a core inside the vessel, the core including a lower plate, an upper plate and fuel assemblies extending between the plates, and having a volume axially delimited by first and second interfaces corresponding to the plates. | 02-11-2016 |

20160042101 | DATA PREDICTION APPARATUS - This data prediction apparatus is equipped with: a data observation unit that observes the values of time-series data; a model identification unit that uses a stochastic-differential-equation-model to identify a steady-state model and a non-steady-state model, on the basis of past observed time-series data; a likelihood calculation unit that calculates likelihoods, which are values expressing the likelihood of the steady-state model and the non-steady-state model; a mixing ratio calculation unit that calculates the mixing ratio of the steady-state model and the non-steady-state model on the basis of the respective likelihoods of the steady-state model and the non-steady-state model; and a probability distribution prediction unit that predicts the probability distribution of the time-series data on the basis of a prediction model obtained by mixing the steady-state model and the non-steady-state model according to the mixing ratio. | 02-11-2016 |

20160042119 | Computer Implemented Model Of Biological Networks - The present invention relates to a computer-implemented method of producing a kinetic model of a biological network. An example method can comprise choosing a network topology. The nodes of said topology represent biological entities and the edges of said topology represent interactions between said entities. An example method can comprise assigning kinetic laws and kinetic constants to said interactions and assigning starting concentrations to said biological entities. One part of said kinetic constants and independently one part of said starting concentrations are experimental data. The remaining part of said kinetic constants and independently the remaining part of said starting concentrations are chosen randomly. | 02-11-2016 |

20130346037 | Lithography Modeling And Applications - The manufacturing of integrated circuits relies on the use of lithography simulation to predict the image of the mask created on the wafer. Such predictions can be used for example to assess the quality of the images, verify the manufacturability of such images, perform using OPC necessary correction of the mask data to achieve images close to the targets, optimize the printing parameters such as the illumination source, or globally optimize the source and the mask to achieve better printability. This disclosure provides a technique based on the association of at least one kernel function per source region or source point. Each kernel function can be directly convoluted with a mask image to create a prediction of the wafer image. As the kernel functions are associated with the source, the source can be easily changed to create new models. The optical system can be fully described by computing the possible kernels for all possible source points and all possible numerical apertures. Therefore this technique is ideally suited for source-mask optimization as well as source-mask-numerical aperture optimization, and their associated applications. | 12-26-2013 |

20160041302 | AUTOMATIC GEOSTEERING AND EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM FOR USE WITH SAME - A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium provide automatic geosteering by automatically updating a geosteering structure model based upon observed data gathered during a drilling operation. In some embodiments, automatic updates may be used to introduce vertical shifts into a geosteering structure model to match synthetic log data with observed log data. In addition, in some embodiments an evolutionary algorithm may be used to introduce such vertical shifts and thereby provide an optimal match between the synthetic and observed log data. | 02-11-2016 |

20160041279 | Exploration and Extraction Method and System for Hydrocarbons - A method for hydrocarbon exploration and extraction is described. Specifically, the method includes using synthesis in reservoir modeling. The method may include obtaining local coordinates associated with a subsurface region. Then, a synthesis is performed with the local coordinates to determine continuous parameters and/or categorical parameters based on the synthesis. Then, a fluid flow simulation is performed from the continuous parameters and/or categorical parameters. | 02-11-2016 |

20100217571 | Method for Estimating the Performance of a Tire in Braking Conditions - A method for estimating the performance, during a braking situation, of a tire to be provided to a vehicle, this method comprising an experimental phase (EXPERIM) including a step (EVAL_MU) of assessing the grip coefficient (μ) of the tire on the ground. This assessment step is performed for different values (Vi) of the relative displacement speed of the tire axis with regard to the ground and for different values (gi%) of the tire slip rate on the ground. The experimental phase (EXPERIM) further comprises a modelization step (MODEL) of representing the grip coefficient of this tire, as resulting from the assessment step (EVAL_MU), by a function (MU3D) of the relative displacement speed of the tire axis with regard to the ground and of the slip rate of this tire on the ground. | 08-26-2010 |

20100312534 | Rock Physics Model For Simulating Seismic Response In Layered Fractured Rocks - Method for modeling anisotropic elastic properties of a subsurface region comprising mixed fractured rocks and other geological bodies. P-wave and fast and slow S-wave logs are obtained, and an anisotropic rock physics model of the subsurface region is developed ( | 12-09-2010 |

20130110474 | DETERMINING AND CONSIDERING A PREMIUM RELATED TO PETROLEUM RESERVES AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS WHEN VALUING PETROLEUM PRODUCTION CAPITAL PROJECTS | 05-02-2013 |

20140067343 | MOVING STATE CALCULATING METHOD AND MOVING STATE CALCULATING DEVICE - A first moving state at a given time including any of a position, a velocity, and a moving direction of a moving object moving in a space is estimated. A constraint condition for calculating a second moving state at the given time is set using the first moving state and a previously-calculated second moving state including any of a position, a velocity, and a moving direction of the moving object moving in the space. The first moving state is corrected using the constraint condition to calculate the second moving state at the given time. | 03-06-2014 |

20130346039 | Modeling Nonlinear Systems - Systems and techniques, including machine-readable instructions, for modeling of nonlinear systems. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a collection of two or more inputs configured and arranged to receive input signals, a collection of two or more outputs configured and arranged to output output signals, a processing unit configured to transform the input signals into the output signals, wherein the transformation is non-linear and treats the non-linear system as a collection of multiple input, single output non-linear systems, and a data storage that stores characteristics of the transformation. | 12-26-2013 |

20130346042 | GENERATING DATA FOR GEOMECHANICAL MODELING - This specification describes systems, methods, and software relating to geomechanical modeling of a subterranean region ( | 12-26-2013 |

20130080126 | SHOOTING PNOISE CIRCUIT SIMULATION WITH FULL SPECTRUM ACCURACY - An apparatus and method for performing periodic noise (Pnoise) simulation with full spectrum accuracy is disclosed herein. Noise contributions of a circuit under consideration are identified and separated for different computation treatment. The different computation treatment results in computational efficiency without sacrificing accuracy of simulation results. | 03-28-2013 |

20120150513 | METHOD FOR GENERATING AND EVALUATING A TABLE MODEL FOR CIRCUIT SIMULATION - A method for generating and evaluating a table model for circuit simulation in N dimensions employing mathematical expressions for modeling a device. The table model uses an unstructured N-dimensional grid for approximating the expressions. The method includes the steps of: (a) establishing a function domain having boundary limits in the N dimensions; (b) performing an accuracy partitioning operation to establish accuracy partitions; the mathematical expressions being satisfied within each accuracy partition within a predetermined error criteria; (c) performing a continuity partitioning operation to establish continuity partitions ensuring continuity of solutions of the mathematical expressions across boundaries separating adjacent accuracy partitions; (d) performing a grid refining operation to configure the continuity partitions to assure monotonic solutions of the mathematical expressions in the continuity partitions; (e) if a continuity partition is altered during the grid refining operation, returning to step (c), else proceeding to next step; (f) ending the method. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150502 | SIMULATION METHOD OF FLYING TRAJECTORY OF BALL - Disclosed is a simulation method of a flying trajectory of a ball which flies while rotating. More particularly, An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides an accurate simulation method of a flying trajectory of a flying ball by reflecting a roughness feature of the surface of the ball in which the flying trajectory of the ball is simulated by calculating drag force, lifting force, and gravity applied to the ball which files while rotating and the drag force and the lifting force are adjusted by a function for calculating air density and a function associated with a change in the force of wind. | 06-14-2012 |

20130085729 | INFORMATION PROCESSOR, POWER GENERATION DETERMINING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An estimated value or a predicted value of an output of photovoltaic generation is easily and properly determined. A learning processor constructs an output calculating model based on a measured value of an output of photovoltaic generation, sunshine hours, and a solar altitude in a learning period. The output calculating model calculates the output of the photovoltaic generation based on the sunshine hours and the solar altitude. An output calculator calculates an estimated value of the output of the photovoltaic generation in an estimation period and a predicted value of the output of the photovoltaic generation in a prediction period based on a measured value of the sunshine hours in the estimation period and the solar altitude or a predicted value of the sunshine hours in the prediction period and the solar altitude. Additionally, the features may be applied to a photovoltaic power system. | 04-04-2013 |

20130311151 | EARTH MODEL ESTIMATION THROUGH AN ACOUSTIC FULL WAVEFORM INVERSION OF SEISMIC DATA - An improved method of estimating an earth model utilizes an acoustic Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) of seismic data in a pseudo-time coordinate system, in which the earth model m({tilde over (m)}) is parameterized with two lateral coordinates (x,y) and a vertical coordinate ({tilde over (z)}) which expresses vertical travel time of acoustic signals used to generate the seismic data. | 11-21-2013 |

20130311150 | RECORDING MEDIUM, ACCOMMODATION DESIGN DEVICE, AND ACCOMMODATION DESIGN METHOD - A CPU collects count information of NW-side/CL-side communication cards when IFCs with plural types that store NW-side/CL-side communication cards to be designed are accommodated in two or more shelves. The CPU further collects card information of the number of slots used by IFCs, shelf information of the maximum number of slots that can be accommodated by IFCs in the shelf, and correspondence information of correspondence relationship when between-shelf-intercommunication between different NW-side communication cards is performed. The CPU further collects communication limit capacity to be used for intercommunication between the shelves. The CPU generates an integer planning model for assigning IFCs to be designed into two or more minimum shelves on the basis of card information, count information, shelf information, correspondence information, and communication limit capacity. The CPU executes the integer planning model and outputs a design solution for accommodation design for assigning IFCs into the minimum shelves. | 11-21-2013 |

20130311149 | Tomographically Enhanced Full Wavefield Inversion - Method for improving convergence in gradient-based iterative inversion of seismic data ( | 11-21-2013 |

20130311148 | CONSUMED POWER ESTIMATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONSUMED POWER ESTIMATION METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A performance value DB stores multiple states of parts comprising a system, and the consumed power of parts in those states. In addition, a condition DB stores conditions when the states of the parts change. A calculator generates state sequences in which the states are arrayed in the order of change in accordance with conditions stored in the condition DB, when information indicating the states of the parts is not communicated. The calculator computes the percentage of the time the parts are in each state per unit time for each state comprising this state sequence. Furthermore, the calculator finds the products of the computed ratios and the consumed power stored in the performance value DB for each state comprising the state sequence, and estimates the sum of the products found as the consumed power of the part. | 11-21-2013 |

20140195212 | MOTION ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND MOTION ANALYSIS METHOD - A motion analysis apparatus includes a storage section configured to store data representing a plurality of particles representing an object; a partitioning process section configured to partition a particle of interest among the plurality of particles and to store data representing a plurality of partitioned particles obtained by partitioning the particle of interest into the storage section if a predetermined uneven distribution relationship exists between the particle of interest and other particles existing within a predetermined range having the particle of interest at a center of the predetermined range; and a motion analysis section configured to analyze the motion of the object depending on a type of the object using the data representing the plurality of partitioned particles stored in the memory storage section. | 07-10-2014 |

20140195210 | Simulation method for determining aerodynamic coefficients of an aircraft - A computer method of simulating a fluid flow in an aircraft environment to determine at least one aerodynamic coefficient, comprising obtaining a first series of values of the aerodynamic coefficient. The method also includes defining a criterion for convergence of said aerodynamic coefficient, selecting a determined set of terms belonging to said first series, defining a monotonic function configured to make a relatively expanding transformation in said determined set relative to the complement of said set, applying said monotonic function on said first series to form a second series of values of the aerodynamic coefficient, determining said aerodynamic coefficient by plotting a variation curve representative of said second series of values of the aerodynamic coefficient, and displaying said variation curve including an intrinsic zoom of the convergence zone of said aerodynamic coefficient. | 07-10-2014 |

20140195208 | EFFICIENT PARTITION REFINEMENT BASED REACHABILITY CHECKING FOR SIMULINKS/STATEFLOW MODELS - A method for verifying reachability of a transition between states in a transition system using simulation modeling. Generating a concrete simulation model. Generating an abstract model having an abstract path that is a sequence of transition steps between a source state and a target state. Validity of the abstract path is checked. Identifying whether the abstract path is invalid in the concrete model. If invalid, then discarding the abstract path and generating a new abstract path. Re-checking a validity of each new abstract path. If abstract path is valid, then determining whether the abstract path is reachable from an initial condition. If reachable, then outputting the reachable transition to the user; otherwise, partitioning the source state into two additional state abstractions. Recomputing a refined abstract model retaining all transition paths except transitions that are determinative as invalid. Rechecking validity of an abstract path associated with the refined abstract model. | 07-10-2014 |

20110264425 | MOLTEN ALLOY SOLIDIFICATION ANALYZING METHOD AND SOLIDIFICATION ANALYZING PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - A molten alloy solidification analyzing method of the invention is characterized in that the amount of change in fraction solid is calculated based on the solidification rate of molten alloy and the solidification rate parameter that is a parameter for evaluating the influence of the solidification rate on solidification of the molten alloy, according to the fraction solid. By conducting such a simulation that takes into consideration the supercooling, a highly accurate solidification analysis is relatively easily performed for various molten alloys. | 10-27-2011 |

20100030536 | FLIGHT IN FACTORY - A method is provided to measure an aircraft under simulated flight-loads while the aircraft is not in flight. Simulated flight-loads may be applied to the aircraft, while the aircraft is not in flight, in order to substantially simulate flight pressure distribution loads the aircraft would experience during flight. A position of one or more portions of the aircraft may be measured, while the aircraft is under the simulated flight-loads, to determine an effect of the simulated flight-loads on the aircraft. | 02-04-2010 |

20100030533 | METHOD OF SIMULATING ROLLING TIRE - A method of simulating a tire rolling on a road at a certain speed by using a computer apparatus | 02-04-2010 |

20130013274 | MASS SPECTROMETRY SYSTEMS - Described herein are methods that may be used related to mass spectrometry, such as mass spectrometry analysis, mass spectrometry calibration, identification of proteins/peptides by mass spectrometry and/or mass spectrometry data collection strategies. In one embodiment, the subject matter discloses a phase-modeling analysis method for identification of proteins or peptides by mass spectrometry. | 01-10-2013 |

20110106508 | FITTING PROCEDURE FOR HEARING DEVICES AND CORRESPONDING HEARING DEVICE - The method for adjusting a hearing device ( | 05-05-2011 |

20110106511 | INPUT PARAMETER VALUE SET IDENTIFYING APPARATUS AND METHOD - For each input variable value set, an indicator value associated with dispersion of actually measured output variable values is calculated from data including, for each input variable value set, the actually measured output variable values. Then, a processing to cause a simulator to compute a calculated output variable value for each combination of a candidate input parameter value sets and one input variable value set, and a processing to calculate, for each candidate input parameter value set, an entire error obtained by taking into consideration, with respect to all input variable value sets, partial errors obtained respectively by evaluating, by the indicator value for a corresponding input variable value set, difference between the calculated and actually measured output variable values for the corresponding input variable value set are repeated to identify the candidate input parameter value set making the entire error minimum. | 05-05-2011 |

20110106510 | METHODS, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUMS FOR MODEL-BASED DIAGNOSIS - The invention relates to the diagnosis of faults and damage in a gearbox in order to predict the operational life of a gearbox. An end of line test is performed to infer information on each gearbox on the production line. A highly detailed model of the gearbox is created to determine the optimal sensor positions for the end-of-line test so that the test can discriminate between different types of manufacturing variation. This information is then used to construct a unique, highly detailed model for each gearbox. During operation, forces and moments acting on the gearbox are measured at regular intervals and the model is used to continuously update a prediction of the total damage on each gearbox component. The probability of failure in a given time period is then calculated. An existing condition monitoring system approach such as vibration analysis may be used in parallel with the model-based diagnosis. The overall probability of failure for a required lifetime is calculated and, if necessary, operation is limited to provide a required probability of failure in a given time period. | 05-05-2011 |

20110106507 | METHOD FOR BUILDING A DEPOSITIONAL SPACE CORRESPONDING TO A GEOLOGICAL DOMAIN - A method for building a depositional space corresponding to a geological domain includes the steps of (i) partitioning the present day geological domain with at least one conformal mesh sensibly matching the boundaries of said geological domain, (ii) calculating depositional coordinates defining a depositional space, wherein the depositional coordinates calculations includes calculations of fields of displacement including simulations of mechanical deformations in the geological domain, using a solid material deformation model. A computer program implementing the method is also described. | 05-05-2011 |

20130346033 | TREE-BASED REGRESSION - Parent node data is split into first and second child nodes based on a first partition variable to create a tree-based model. A first regression model for the first child node data relates the response variable and the predictor variable. | 12-26-2013 |

20160116638 | Integrated Interpretation of Pressure and Rate Transients for Production Forecasting - Techniques for modelling a production forecast for a well are described. In one embodiment, a method includes calibrating a geological reservoir model by analyzing pressure transient well tests, fitting the geological reservoir model to pressure data to estimate model parameters, and building a simulated history of bottom hole pressure based on the model and measured transient flow data. The calibrating may further include fitting the model to flow rate data, using measured and simulated pressure data as input, to estimate model parameters, and then building a simulated history of downhole flow rate based on the model and change in measured pressure data. The calibrated model can be used to forecast future well production. Additional methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed. | 04-28-2016 |

20160116637 | METHOD OF CONSTRAINING SEISMIC INVERSION - Disclosed is a method a seismic inversion for petrophysical properties of a subsurface volume comprising the steps of: obtaining petrophysical data relating to valid geological and/or dynamical scenarios, converting this data into valid combinations of elastic parameters; projecting the valid combinations of elastic parameters onto a spherical plot; and determining a penalty term from the distances between each cell of the spherical plot and the nearest valid combination of elastic parameters within the subsurface volume. Valid geological and/or dynamical scenarios comprise those which are petrophysically possible. The penalty term is then used to constrain an inversion minimising a cost function associated with seismic mismatch between two or more seismic surveys. | 04-28-2016 |

20160116635 | 2.5D STADIA MESHING - The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating hybrid computational meshes around complex and discrete fractures for the purpose of reservoir simulation. For example, one embodiment is a computer-implemented method for modeling three-dimensional (3D) geological fractures. The method includes the steps of receiving a set of fractures with geometry that has been discretized in a two-dimensional plane by a collection of line segments. The method generates closed loops around all the line segments associated with a fracture using a set of stadia and further generates shape elements within the closed loops. A constrained mesh around the closed loops of the set of fracture is generated to fill in a remainder space of the two-dimensional plane. The cell elements in the two-dimensional plane can then be extruded in a third dimension to form a three-dimensional model usable for performing reservoir simulations. | 04-28-2016 |

20140278292 | Method for coupling non-destructive inspection data for a material or structure to an analysis tool - A computer aided method is provided for coupling non-destructive inspection data for a material or structure to an analysis tool. The method includes receiving a voxel data representation of a damaged area of the material or structure, and generating a finite element mesh based on the voxel data representation. The finite element mesh includes a plurality of nodes, each node corresponding to one or more voxels of the voxel data representation. The method further includes integrating damage information from the voxel data representation into the finite element mesh by applying at least one integration rule, the damage information indicating whether or not a given voxel has sustained damage. Damage information for areas of the finite element mesh that do not include damage information is interpolated by applying at least one interpolation rule. A finite element model including a finite element mesh having damage information associated therewith is output. | 09-18-2014 |

20090248375 | Centralised stochastic simulation process - A method of simulating a local system which is in interaction with other local systems within a global environment. The method includes generating, at a central location, a collection of global sets of values, each representing a possible future global state of the global environment at a future time, and the collection representing a variety of possible future global states. The method also includes transmitting the collection of global sets of values to the local systems. The local systems receive some of the collection, select a local set of parameters, and perform calculations on that data. The collection of values is used as a predictive simulation of the local system. | 10-01-2009 |

20100179793 | ITERATIVE FOURIER RECONSTRUCTION FOR LASER SURGERY AND OTHER OPTICAL APPLICATIONS - Method, systems and software for determining an optical surface model for an optical tissue system using Fourier transformation algorithms. A method of reconstructing optical tissues an eye comprises transmitting an image through the optical tissues of the eye. The surface gradients from the transmitted image are measured across the optical tissues of the eye. A Fourier transform algorithm is applied to the surface gradients to reconstruct an optical surface model that corresponds to the optical tissues of the eye. | 07-15-2010 |

20090276197 | TRANSFER PATH ANALYSIS | 11-05-2009 |

20090299707 | System for Evaluating the Productivity of a Working Machine and its Driver - A system and method for evaluating the productivity of a working machine and its driver in a real or virtual operating environment is controlled by means of a control system to perform work, and in which the work cycles relating to the work performed by the working machine are determined by means of continuous measurements directed to the working machine when it is controlled by the driver. Characteristic values relating to the performance of the determined work cycles are collected on the basis of the continuous measurements for the purpose of evaluating the performance of the work or for comparison. | 12-03-2009 |

20140350905 | ASEP+D METHOD: IDENTIFYING ANOMALOUS AREAS OF THE EARTH'S LOWER CRUST - There is provided a method for use in identifying anomalous areas of the lower crust of a region of the earth, comprising providing information relating to the geometry of the Moho for the region, the Moho representing a transition between the upper mantle and the lower crust for the region, determining the geometry of an intra-crustal layer for the region, the intra-crustal layer representing a transition between the lower crust and the middle or upper crust for the region, using observed gravity data to determine a density distribution between the intra-crustal layer and the Moho, and comparing the determined density distribution to a reference density distribution or reference value for the lower crust, the comparison enabling the identification of anomalous areas of the lower crust for the region. | 11-27-2014 |

20140350906 | System and Method for Simulation of Gas Desorption in a Reservoir Using a Multi-Porosity Approach - A hydrocarbon shale reservoir simulation system and method represented by a model having at least four different types of porosity nodes is described. The method includes the computer-implemented steps of characterizing porosity nodes within the model as one of natural fracture pore systems, matrix pore systems, induced fracture pore systems or vug pore systems. Following characterization, transfer terms between nodes are identified. Transfer terms may include transfer terms between vug nodes, matrix nodes, natural fracture nodes and induced fracture nodes. Once transfer terms have been assigned, the linear system for the model can be solved utilizing a linear solver. The method further includes the steps of utilizing the characterized pore nodes to define one or more subgrids that represent a zone within the reservoir, wherein the zone includes at least one node of each porosity type; and wherein the linear solver is applied by subgrid or associated sub-grids. | 11-27-2014 |

20130054205 | MODEL TRANSFORMING DEVICE, MODEL TRANSFORMING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A model transforming device includes: a processing section configured to modify respective algebra expressions of an interface model for simulation in a fixed description style and an interface model for behavioral synthesis in a fixed description style, and when both of the algebra expressions after being modified match each other, determine that the models have equivalence, and perform mutual transformation of the models. The processing section performs mutual equivalent transformation of hierarchical channel and integration channel model transformation by following three operations a, b, and c maintaining algebraic equivalence: a: mutual equivalent transformation by payload disclosure and payload concealment operation, b: interface and channel decomposition and interface and channel integration, and c: process remapping operation. | 02-28-2013 |

20140316754 | EQUIPMENT CONDITION AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING USING COMPREHENSIVE PROCESS MODEL BASED UPON MASS AND ENERGY CONSERVATION - A method and apparatus capable of monitoring performance of a process and of the condition of equipment units effecting such process is disclosed. A process model predicated upon mass and energy balancing is developed on the basis of a plurality of generally nonlinear models of the equipment units. At least one or more of such equipment models are characterized by one or more adjustable maintenance parameters. Data relating to mass and energy transfer within the process is collected and is reconciled with the mass and energy characteristics of the process predicted by the model. The condition of the equipment units and process performance may then be inferred by monitoring the values of the maintenance parameters over successive data reconciliation operations. | 10-23-2014 |

20140316753 | MULTI AGENT RADIO FREQUENCY PROPAGATION SIMULATOR - A method and apparatus for simulating radio frequency propagation paths between radio frequency devices are provided. In an illustrative embodiment, the apparatus comprising a system controller for receiving and processing test data, a data sequencer configured to interact with attenuators and RF devices, and RF paths designed to simulate RF propagation paths. The method comprising steps to execute a full simulation. | 10-23-2014 |

20140316752 | Non-Linear Modeling of a Physical System Using Direct Optimization of Look-Up Table Values - Techniques for non-linear modeling of a physical system are provided using direct optimization of look-up table values. A non-linear system with memory is modeled by obtaining physical data for the non-linear system by applying a set of input samples x(n) to the non-linear system and measuring an output y(n) of the non-linear system; directly computing parameters Φ of a memory model for the non-linear system from the physical data, wherein the memory model comprises one or more look-up tables having linear interpolation and wherein the parameters Φ produce a substantially minimum mean square error; and providing the parameters Φ for storage as entries in the one or more look-up tables. The mean square error can be determined, for example, using one or more of a least squares algorithm, a least mean square algorithm and a recursive least squares algorithm. The look-up tables are optionally used in a processor instruction to implement digital pre-distortion. | 10-23-2014 |

20140316751 | SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING GEOMETRY OF A SWEPT VOLUME OF A SPUN TOOL - A method includes receiving a representation of a spun tool and receiving a path for the spun tool. The method also includes calculating a profile of the spun tool and simulating movement of the spun tool over the path. The method includes determining critical positions along the path at which the composition of the profile of the spun tool changes based on the path, and re-calculating the composition of the profile of the spun tool for each side of a critical position. The method further includes re-calculating the shape of the profile of the spun tool at non-critical positions of the path. The method further includes determining a volume defined by moving the spun tool along the path between a first critical position and a second critical position, changing the profile of the spun tool at each critical position, and calculating a total volume based on the path. | 10-23-2014 |

20100114541 | ENUMERATED LINEAR PROGRAMMING FOR OPTIMAL STRATEGIES - One embodiment is directed to an approach to solving a leader-follower problem in which a leader has a set of leader actions and a follower has a set of follower actions. The approach includes receiving an expression of the leader-follower problem as a normal form Stackelberg game. The approach further includes, for each possible follower action, solving a linear program (LP) problem to determine a respective optimal mixed leader strategy, wherein the LP problem optimizes a leader payoff for a given mixed leader strategy and a given fixed follower action over a feasible region that includes only mixed leader strategies that provoke that respective follower action. The approach further includes generating an output derived from the optimal mixed leader strategies, and outputting the output by changing a physical state associated with an interface. | 05-06-2010 |

20120059635 | SIMULATION APPARATUS FOR MOTOR-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR SYSTEM AND THE SIMULATION METHOD THEREOF - With a simulation apparatus for a system including a motor-driven compressor, a compressor that does not suffer from a driving torque shortage and surging, but can operate at low costs, can be provided. | 03-08-2012 |

20140214377 | SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION DEVICE - A state of a particle which was in a liquid state at a first time is calculated at a second time after the first time when a continuum including a liquid and a solid is represented by the plurality of particles. It is determined whether the particle has become a first solid particle at the second time. The first solid particle and all particles belonging to a solid which includes a second solid particle arranged in a predetermined range from the first solid particle are defined as particles belonging to the same solid when it is determined that the particle which was in the liquid state at the first time has become the first solid particle at the second time. The state of each of the particles belonging to the same solid is calculated using an equation of motion of a rigid body. | 07-31-2014 |

20100280803 | Compositions and Methods for Modeling Saccharomyces cerevisiae Metabolism - The invention provides an in silico model for determining a | 11-04-2010 |

20130282343 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USE IN MEASURING IN COMPLEX PATTERNED STRUCTURES - A method and system are presented for use in measuring in complex patterned structures. A full model and at least one approximate model are provided for the same measurement site in a structure, said at least one approximate model satisfying a condition that a relation between the full model and the approximate model is defined by a predetermined function. A library is created for simulated data calculated by the approximate model for the entire parametric space of the approximate model. Also provided is data corresponding to simulated data calculated by the full model in selected points of said parametric space. The library for the approximate model data and said data of the full model are utilized for creating a library of values of a correction term for said parametric space, the correction term being determined as said predetermined function of the relation between the full model and the approximate model. This enable to process measured data by fitting said measured data to the simulated data calculated by the approximate model corrected by a corresponding value of the correction term. | 10-24-2013 |

20130282342 | Modeling and Designing of Well Drilling System That Accounts For Vibrations - A method and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons is disclosed. The method, which relates to modeling of drilling equipment, includes constructing one or more design configurations for at least a portion of a bottom hole assembly (BHA) and calculating results from each of the one or more design configurations. The calculated results of the modeling may include one or more performance indices that characterize the BHA vibration performance of the design configurations for operating parameters and boundary conditions that are substantially the same or may be different. These results are then simultaneously displayed for a user to facilitate design selection. The selected BHA design configuration may then be utilized in a well construction operation and thus associated with the production of hydrocarbons. | 10-24-2013 |

20130282341 | COST-ESTIMATION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A method for estimating a probability density function of values in a link from a distribution of values associated with the link in graph data includes fitting, with a processor, according to the link, a basis function representing the distribution of values in the link; determining an importance scalar representing a weighting of values associated with the link on the basis of a plurality of basis functions corresponding to the link by optimizing a predetermined objective function; and providing the probability density function corresponding to the link by mixing the basis functions with the importance scalar so as to interpolate the basis functions between links similar to the link in the graph data. | 10-24-2013 |

20100169060 | METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODCUT FOR LITHOGRAPHY SIMULATION IN ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION - Disclosed are improved methods, systems, and computer program products for lithographic simulation of an electronic circuit design. Various embodiments of the present invention identifies a mask pattern, performs offline precharacterization for the mask pattern by solving an equation which models a solution for the mask pattern and an interaction between the mask pattern and one or more effects, performs online evaluation based at least upon a parameterized form of the equation, determines a field around the mask pattern based at least upon the act of performing the online evaluation, and stores a result of the act of determining an electromagnetic field around the mask pattern in a tangible computer readable or usable medium | 07-01-2010 |

20140278295 | Cycle Closure Estimation of Relative Binding Affinities and Errors - Methods for assessing the consistency and reliability of the calculations using cycle closures in relative binding free energy calculation paths. The methods are used for determining relative strength of binding between a receptor and individual members of a set ligands to form complexes between individual ligand set members and the receptor, in which the binding free energy difference with the lowest error is determined by probabilistic determination of the free energy differences and error distributions about those differences along each of the legs of the closed thermodynamic cycle that probabilistically lead to the hysteresis(es) value(s) observed for each closed of the closed thermodynamic cycle. | 09-18-2014 |

20130275098 | METHOD OF CORRECTING ELECTRON PROXIMITY EFFECTS USING VOIGT TYPE SCATTERING FUNCTIONS - A method for projecting an electron beam used notably in lithography by direct or indirect writing as well as in electron microscopy, is provided. Notably for critical dimensions or resolutions of less than 50 nm, the proximity effects created by the forward and backward scattering of the electrons of the beam in interaction with the target must be corrected. This is traditionally done using the convolution of a point spread function with the geometry of the target. In the prior art, said point spread function uses Gaussian distribution laws. At least one of the components of the point spread function is a linear combination of Voigt functions and/or of functions approximating Voigt functions, such as the Pearson VII functions. In certain embodiments, some of the functions are centered on the backward scattering peaks of the radiation. | 10-17-2013 |

20130275097 | AIR FLOW ESTIMATION - A computerised method for estimating air flow within a ventilated room comprising a plurality of air supply units configured to supply air to a plurality of vents arranged across a floor of the room over an air supply plenum, the method comprising the steps of: i) identifying a vent having a minimum distance to any one of the air supply units; ii) for each of a selected number of the air supply units, calculating a contribution of air flow supplied to the identified vent from a sum of ratios of distances between the identified vent and each of the air supply units; and iii) repeating step ii) for a vent having a next minimum distance to any one of the air supply units until a contribution of air flow for each of the plurality of vents is calculated. | 10-17-2013 |

20130275095 | METHOD IMPLEMENTED IN A COMPUTER FOR THE NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES CONTAINING TUNNEL JUNCTIONS - The present invention consists in a method implemented in a computer for the numerical simulation of a semiconductor device which contains (a) tunnel junctions and allows the simulation for all the working range of the tunnel junction. The method is based on a distributed model where the tunnel junction can be integrated in the simulation by means of distributed electronic circuits of a semiconductor device and, specially, of a multijunction solar cell. The said method is used to circumvent the convergence problem existing so far and allows in particular the full description of the experimental behavior of the multijunction solar cells and, by extension, of any kind of semiconductor device containing tunnel junctions. | 10-17-2013 |

20140288905 | HIGHLY ACCURATE CORRELATING METHOD FOR PHASE EQUILIBRIUM DATA, AND PHASE EQUILIBRIUM CALCULATION METHOD - A method for precisely predicting phase equilibrium from existing phase equilibrium data on the basis of a wide range of phase equilibrium data including binary vapor-liquid equilibrium data; a method or apparatus for designing or controlling a component separator or a refiner using the prediction method; and a program for designing this design or control apparatus. Binary phase equilibrium measurement data is used to calculate an index of proximity ratio to critical points and infinite dilution pressure gradients. The obtained index is correlated with the infinite dilution pressure gradients to newly calculate infinite dilution activity coefficients from the respective index to infinite dilution pressure gradients correlations. The obtained infinite dilution activity coefficients values are used to predict phase equilibrium. Thus, the obtained values are used to design or control a component separator or a refiner, such as a distillation column. | 09-25-2014 |

20140288896 | Gyrocompass modeling and simulation system (GMSS) and method thereof - A Modeling, Design, Analysis, Simulation, and Evaluation (MDASE) aspects of gyrocompassing in relation to Far-Target Location (FTL) systems include a Gyrocompass Modeling and Simulation System (GMSS). The GMSS is a modularized software system which has four major components: the 6DOF Motion Simulator, the IMU Sensor Simulator, the Gyrocompass System and Calibration Process Simulator, the Gyrocompass System Evaluation and Analysis Module. Each module has one or two graphic user interfaces (GUIs) as user interfaces for simulation components selection and parameter setting. The realization of the GMSS is based on any computer platforms, for it is written in high level language and tools and is portable. The stochastic signal analysis and sensor testing and modeling tools includes a suite of generic statistical analysis software, including Allan Variance and PSD analysis tools, which are available to every GMSS module and greatly enhanced the system functionality. | 09-25-2014 |

20140303947 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING CONTACT POSITION PARAMETERS OF A JOINT CONNECTING TWO BONES - A data processing method for determining six parameters of a contact position of a joint which connects two bones, comprising the steps of acquiring a plurality of sample contact position datasets, each dataset comprising six parameters, acquiring a subset of n of the parameters of the contact position as an input parameter dataset, selecting at least two of the sample contact position datasets based on the input parameter dataset and determining the m=6−n remaining parameters of the contact position based on the at least two selected sample contact position datasets. | 10-09-2014 |

20140303945 | SIMULATION METHOD FOR MACROMOLECULAR MATERIAL - A computer simulation method for a macromolecular material and filler is disclosed, wherein a polymer model of a macromolecular chain of the macromolecular material and a filler model of the filler are defined; and a molecular dynamics calculation is performed using the filler model and the polymer models disposed in a space in order to compute the thickness of an interface layer between the filler and the macromolecular material. To compute the thickness, the space is partitioned into domains bounded by boundary surfaces; relaxation moduli of the domains are computed; and based on a variation of the relaxation moduli of the domains, the thickness of the interface layer is computed. | 10-09-2014 |

20090254319 | Method and system for numerical simulation of a multiple-equation system of equations on a multi-processor core system - A method and system perform numerical simulation of a multiple-equation system of equations of a simulation model made up of sub-models. A plurality of cores of a multi-processor core system are provided which have access to a common data memory. A central simulation thread running on one of the cores adaptively distributes evaluation calculations for evaluating the sub-models over the different cores. | 10-08-2009 |

20150339458 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING PARAMETERS FOR HOMEOSTATIC FEEDBACK CONTROL OF AN INDIVIDUAL - A method and system of deriving a physiological homeostatic operating set point of an individual comprising the steps of: obtaining a dataset of predetermined number of homeostatic measurements of the individual; fitting the dataset of predetermined number of homeostatic measurements according to a negative exponential decay function; identifying and setting the physiological homeostatic operating set point unique to the individual as the point corresponding to the point of maximum curvature on the fitted negative exponential decay function is disclosed. The method is especially suited for determining the [FT4]-[TSH] set point, which is unique for each individual. | 11-26-2015 |

20110218779 | Identification of Critical Enables Using MEA and WAA Metrics - A plurality of sequential nodes in a design file for an electronic device are identified and one or more combinatorial power metric values are computed for the plurality of sequential nodes based upon an effective switching capacitance, a switching activity measure, and a power effort measure for at least a first device downstream from the each sequential node at a specified depth. The combinatorial power metric values for the plurality of sequential node are stored and compared to a target power metric value to determine if power consumption at the electronic device meets a predetermined power performance goal. | 09-08-2011 |

20120150508 | Methods and Apparatus for Automated Predictive Design Space Estimation - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for automated predictive design space estimation. A design space of input factors and output responses is estimated for a physical process. Data is received for one or more input factors for a physical process, one or more output responses for the process, and criteria. For each of the one or more input factors, a calculated range of input values within the corresponding experimented range of input values is calculated. A modified range of input values is calculated for each of the one or more input factors. A design space estimate is predicted based at least on the modified ranges of input values, wherein the modified ranges of input values each comprise a largest region of variability for one or more of the input factors where the criteria are fulfilled. | 06-14-2012 |

20100030532 | System and methods for digital human model prediction and simulation - Optimization algorithms and techniques to predict and simulate motion and various performance of a digital human model. The human body is modeled as a kinematics system represented by a series of segments connected by joints that represent musculoskeletal joints such as the wrist, elbow, shoulder, clavicle and pelvis. Optimization tools are used to determine the rotation at each degree of freedom of each joint that minimizes a performance measure. | 02-04-2010 |

20140100828 | Metrics for Description of Human Capability in Execution of Operational Tasks - Manipulability metrics are used to evaluate the feasibility of a vehicle occupant package design. A manipulability metric quantifies the ability of a virtual human subject to carry out an operational task in the design. Examples of specific manipulability metrics include a force metric quantifying the subject's ability apply a joint torque as a force to a component of the design, a velocity metric quantifying the subject's ability to cause the component to achieve velocity, and a dynamic metric quantifying the subject's ability to cause the component to achieve acceleration. Manipulability metrics are determined using a Jacobian determined as part of a determination of a posture of the subject carrying out the task. The manipulability metric is further determined using an endpoint direction of motion and a combination differential kinematics and static equilibrium considerations. | 04-10-2014 |

20140100827 | CONSTRUCTION OF ENTROPY-BASED PRIOR AND POSTERIOR PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS WITH PARTIAL INFORMATION FOR FATIGUE DAMAGE PROGNOSTICS - A method for predicting fatigue crack growth in materials includes providing a prior distribution obtained using response measures from one or more target components using a fatigue crack growth model as a constraint function, receiving new crack length measurements, providing a posterior distribution obtained using the new crack length measurements, and sampling the posterior distribution to obtain crack length measurement predictions. | 04-10-2014 |

20110112811 | COMPUTER ALGEBRA METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method includes: obtaining, for each of plural first sets predetermined input variable values, a second set of predetermined output variable values from a model to be investigated; generating plural approximate expressions representing relation between the input variables and the output variables by carrying out, plural times, a processing to calculate the approximate expression from the obtained data; calculating, for each of the plural approximate expressions, a feasible region for at least one of the predetermined input variables and the predetermined output variables; and generating display data to display the superimposed feasible regions for said plural approximate expressions, and outputting the display data to an output device. | 05-12-2011 |

20110112810 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BOREHOLE LOGGING - A method and apparatus for borehole logging, the method comprising collecting detector output data from a radiation detector of a borehole logging tool, and resolving individual signals in the detector output data by (i) determining a signal form of signals present in the data, (ii) making parameter estimates of one or more parameters of the signals, wherein the one or more parameters comprise at least a signal temporal position, and (iii) determining the energy of each of the signals from at least the signal form and the parameter estimates. The logging tool is shorter, logging tool speed is greater, dwell time is shorter and/or resolution is improved. | 05-12-2011 |

20150046137 | Visualization of a Functional Sequence of a Medical Apparatus - Visualization of a functional sequence of a medical apparatus includes accepting a mathematical model describing at least the medical apparatus, and accepting a log file. The log file includes at least one value of at least one electrical signal of the medical apparatus during the functional sequence. At least one state variable of the medical apparatus is determined as a function of the mathematical model and the log file, and the at least one state variable of the medical apparatus is visualized. | 02-12-2015 |

20130289956 | Methods for Designing Improved Multimode Fiber Optic Cables - Methods for designing improved multimode fiber optic cables are provided. In an embodiment, the method includes measuring a DMD waveform profile of a reference multimode fiber optic cable, where the reference multimode fiber optic cable has a reference refractive index profile. The method of this embodiment further includes designing an improved refractive index profile for the improved multimode fiber optic cable, where the improved refractive index profile comprises the reference refractive index profile modified by a quantity Δn(r), where r is a radius from the center of the core, where the quantity Δn(r) is negative over at least some radial window, and where the quantity Δn(r) follows a function such that the improved multimode fiber optic cable having the improved refractive index profile produces a DMD waveform profile having a shift to the left in radial pulse waveforms for increasing radii. | 10-31-2013 |

20130289952 | Estimating Occupancy Of Buildings - A method of determining occupancy of a building using a hidden Markov model. | 10-31-2013 |

20100004904 | DISPLAY DESIGNING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING A DISPLAY - A display designing system and a method thereof. The display designing system includes a variety of operation modules and an integration module. After receiving initial parameters and selecting operation type parameters, the operation modules generate operation results and transfer the operation results to the integration module. The integration module integrates the operation results and generates a correspondence relation, such as an operation window, a compare-table and an equation. The integration module then transfers the operation results and the correspondence relation to the output module. The output module displays effect variations of a variety of designs corresponding to the initial parameters. Therefore, the method can provide a user with an easy way to obtain ideal design parameters for designing a display pixel circuit. | 01-07-2010 |

20100004908 | MULTI-SCALE FINITE VOLUME METHOD FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION - A multi-scale finite volume method for simulating a fine-scale geological model of subsurface reservoir is disclosed. The method includes providing a fine-scale geological model of a subsurface reservoir associated with a fine-scale grid, a coarse-scale grid, and a dual coarse-scale grid. A coarse-scale operator is constructed based on internal cells, edge cells, and node cells on the fine-scale grid that are defined by the dual coarse-scale grid. Pressure in the dual coarse-scale cells is computed using the coarse-scale operator. Pressure in the primary coarse-scale cells is computed using the computed pressure in the dual coarse-scale cells. A display is produced using the computed pressure in the primary coarse-scale cells. An iterative scheme can be applied such that the computed pressure in the primary coarse-scale cells converges to the fine-scale pressure solution and mass balance is maintained on the coarse-scale. | 01-07-2010 |

20160070674 | METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ELIMINATING A MISSILE THREAT - Embodiments of a method and apparatus for eliminating a missile threat are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the method includes identifying a vulnerability associated with the missile threat. The method can further include identifying a technique for exploiting the vulnerability to generate a vulnerability-technique (VT) pair. The method can further include applying a stochastic mathematical model (SMM) to generate a negation value, the negation value being representative of a probability that the technique of the respective VT pair will eliminate the threat by exploiting the vulnerability. The method can further include providing a recommendation for implementation the technique to eliminate the missile threat responsive to receiving a user selection of the technique, the user selection being selected based on the generated negation value. Other example methods, systems, and apparatuses are described. | 03-10-2016 |

20100049483 | TIME-INTERLEAVED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER SYSTEM - A method and a module for estimating a plurality of relative channel-error for at least one signal with respect to a reference signal. The signals and are produced by an analog-to-digital module including parallel and time interleaved analog-to-digital converters and are received by an estimation module. The method is performed by the estimation module and includes defining a function representing a relationship between the reference signal and an arbitrary signal in the group of signals, selecting a first reference signal in the group of signals, selecting a second signal from the remaining signals in the group, optimizing the function so as to obtain an estimate of the plurality of relative channel-error, and repeating the selecting a second signal and optimizing the function for each remaining signal. | 02-25-2010 |

20150324329 | INFERENTIAL PROCESS MODELING, QUALITY PREDICTION AND FAULT DETECTION USING MULTI-STAGE DATA SEGREGATION - A process modeling technique uses a single statistical model, such as a PLS, PRC, MLR, etc. model, developed from historical data for a typical process and uses this model to perform quality prediction or fault detection for various different process states of a process. The modeling technique determines means (and possibly standard deviations) of process parameters for each of a set of product grades, throughputs, etc., compares on-line process parameter measurements to these means and uses these comparisons in a single process model to perform quality prediction or fault detection across the various states of the process. Because only the means and standard deviations of the process parameters of the process model are updated, a single process model can be used to perform quality prediction or fault detection while the process is operating in any of the defined process stages or states. Moreover, the sensitivity (robustness) of the process model may be manually or automatically adjusted for each process parameter to tune or adapt the model over time. | 11-12-2015 |

20100250208 | Method for determining ascending times in a diving computer, a diving computer and a computer program - The present invention relates to a diving computer, a computer program, and a method for determining ascent time in a diving computer ( | 09-30-2010 |

20120046923 | Circuit performance estimation device and circuit performance estimation method - A circuit performance estimation method for estimating circuit performances includes acquiring terms from a recording unit recording the terms included in model formulas indicating relationships between circuit performances and parameters; generating new model formulas by combining the terms acquired at the acquiring; performing simulation on the new model formulas generated at the generating; and selecting a model formula that satisfies a precision request from among the new model formulas, based on simulation results obtained at the performing of the simulation. | 02-23-2012 |

20100114542 | Methods of modeling physical properties of chemical mixtures and articles of use - Included are methods for modeling at least one physical property of a mixture of at least two chemical species. One or more chemical species of the mixture are approximated or represented by at least one conceptual segment. The conceptual segments are then used to compute at least one physical property of the mixture. An analysis of the computed physical properties forms a model of at least one physical property of the mixture. Also included are computer program products and computer systems for implementing the modeling methods. | 05-06-2010 |

20100324871 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING A TIME COURSE OF AN ACCIDENT OCCURRING IN A RISK-PRONE INSTALLATION - A method for determining a time course of an accident which occurs inside an installation in which takes place at least one risk-prone process, characterized in that it comprises: (a) a step (M | 12-23-2010 |

20130338977 | SIMULATION DEVICE AND SIMULATION METHOD - A memory stores a calculation formula including a disturbance term added to a position, a velocity, an acceleration, a pressure, or a density of each particle at a current time. A processor determines the disturbance term of each particle, determines the position, the velocity, and the density (position and the like) at the current time by using a position and the like at an initial time as the position and the like at the preceding time, and by applying the disturbance term to the calculation formula, and sequentially determines a position and the like at each time subsequent to the initial time by repeating a process for determining the disturbance term and the position and the like at the current time with the use of the determined position and the like of as the position and the like at the preceding time. | 12-19-2013 |

20100023306 | DEVOLATILIZATION PERFORMANCE PREDICTION APPARATUS AND DEVOLATILIZATION PERFORMANCE PREDICTION METHOD - A devolatilization performance prediction apparatus for a solution devolatilization process using a twin-screw extruder including a flow state computation means | 01-28-2010 |

20150339263 | PREDICTIVE RISK ASSESSMENT IN SYSTEM MODELING - The dynamic complexity and the operational risk inherent in a system are defined and incorporated into a mathematical model of the system. The mathematical model is emulated to predict the states of instability that can occur within the operation of the system. Dynamic complexity of a service is demonstrated where there is an observed effect where the cause can be multiple and seemingly inter-related effects of a many-to-one or many-to-many relationship. Having assessed the dynamic complexity efficiency and the operational risk index of a service (e.g., a business, process or information technology), these indexes can be employed to emulate all attributes of a service, thereby determining how a service responds in multiple states of operation, the states where the dynamic complexity of a service can occur, optimal dynamic complexity efficiency of a service, and the singularities wherein a service becomes unstable. | 11-26-2015 |

20130231908 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF MODELING HYDROCARBON FLOW FROM KEROGENS IN A HYDROCARBON BEARING FORMATION - Modeling hydrocarbon flow from kerogens in a hydrocarbon bearing formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including modeling flow of hydrocarbons through a hydrocarbon bearing formation by: obtaining an indication of kerogen-wet porosity of kerogen within a portion of the formation; obtaining an indication of water-wet porosity within the portion of the formation; modeling hydrocarbon movement through the kerogen-wet porosity; and modeling hydrocarbon movement through the water-wet porosity. | 09-05-2013 |

20130231907 | Variable Discretization Method For Flow Simulation On Complex Geological Models - A variable discretization method for general multiphase flow simulation in a producing hydrocarbon reservoir. For subsurface regions for which a regular or Voronoi computational mesh is suitable, a finite difference/finite volume method (“FDM”) is used to discretize numerical solution of the differential equations governing fluid flow ( | 09-05-2013 |

20100010786 | SOUND SYNTHESIS METHOD AND SOFTWARE SYSTEM FOR SHAPE-CHANGING GEOMETRIC MODELS - New methods and software tools that simulate interacting with geometric shapes to synthesize sound are provided. The invention includes methods for determining real-time resonant frequencies for shape-changing geometric objects and interactive software articles/systems that allow users to simulate in real time resonant frequencies of an object as changes are made to its geometry and other sound input parameters. | 01-14-2010 |

20120116732 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PULSE NEUTRON CAPTURE SIGMA INVERSION - In some aspects of the invention, a computer-implemented method of obtaining sigma values from pulsed neutron capture decay curve is disclosed. The method can include selecting spectra collected by pulsed neutron instrument disposed down a borehole traversing a rock formation, the spectra including capture interactions and inelastic interactions; and modeling the selected spectra using a nonlinear model to obtain sigma values relating to one or more reservoir properties. | 05-10-2012 |

20100010788 | METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A METAMODEL FOR SIMULATING TECHNICAL DATA - The invention relates to a method of interpolating technical data from simulations used to construct a training base comprising technical data vectors X | 01-14-2010 |

20100106467 | System and method for simulating and modeling the distribution of discrete systems - A system and method are introduced for simulating the particulate physical systems governed by population balance equations with particle splitting (breakage) and aggregation based on accurately conserving an unlimited number of moments associated with the particle size distribution. The basic idea is based on the concept of primary and secondary particles, where the former is responsible for the distribution reconstruction while the latter one is responsible for different particle interactions such as splitting and aggregation. The system and method are found to track accurately any set of low-order moments with the ability to reconstruct the shape of the distribution. | 04-29-2010 |

20130231904 | DYNAMIC OUTLIER BIAS REDUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method is described herein for data filtering to reduce functional, and trend line outlier bias. Outliers are removed from the data set through an objective statistical method. Bias is determined based on absolute, relative error, or both. Error values are computed from the data, model coefficients, or trend line calculations. Outlier data records are removed when the error values are greater than or equal to the user-supplied criteria. For optimization methods or other iterative calculations, the removed data are re-applied each iteration to the model computing new results. Using model values for the complete dataset, new error values are computed and the outlier bias reduction procedure is re-applied. Overall error is minimized for model coefficients and outlier removed data in an iterative fashion until user defined error improvement limits are reached. The filtered data may be used for validation, outlier bias reduction and data quality operations. | 09-05-2013 |

20130231905 | LIGHTING ENVIRONMENT EVALUATION METHOD AND LIGHTING ENVIRONMENT EVALUATION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a lighting environment evaluation method includes setting a specific plane in a lighting space as an evaluation object; setting an observation set point on the specific plane; calculating, based on information relating to a reflector to reflect light in the lighting space and information relating to a luminaire provided in the lighting space, an illuminance at the observation set point based on only indirect light from the reflector and obtaining a brightness feeling index of the lighting space from a calculation result. | 09-05-2013 |

20100106466 | SYSTEM FOR THE COMPUTED-AIDED DESIGN OF TECHNICAL DEVICES - The invention concerns an apparatus and a computer software product for the conceptioneering, predesign and configuration of a machine object represented by an object data model. Component objects are stored in an object database, wherein a component object contains at least one parameter object. In addition the database contains functional objects. The modeling approach implemented by the separation according to the invention of component objects and functional objects permits a distinction to be drawn between constraints within a component object and constraints which exist between component objects. The former are embraced by the component objects themselves and the latter by the functional objects. That encapsulation has in particular the advantage that the modeling process can be substantially clearer. In addition encapsulation permits re-use of the component objects in various systems. | 04-29-2010 |

20130054204 | AUTOMATIC THREE-PHASE UNBALANCED LOAD COMPENSATION EXPERIMENTAL DEVICE AND ITS CONTROL METHOD - Disclosed are an automatic three-phase unbalanced load compensation experimental device and its control method. The experimental device comprises an automatic compensation device, a load simulation part, and detection, display and control parts. The automatic compensation device comprises power capacitors and intelligent grouping compound switches; the detection, display and control part comprises current transformers, molded case circuit breakers, a three-phase digital display ammeter, a three-phase electric power monitoring instrument, a protocol conversion module, 485 buses, Ethernet cables and an upper computer; the load simulation part comprises phase A, B and C loads which are in star connection and are same in component and circuit connection, an analog output module and a relay output module. Power monitoring instrument and digital ammeter are connected to the grid by circuit breaker and current transformer. The automatic compensation device and load simulation part are connected to the grid in parallel. | 02-28-2013 |

20130246024 | GENERATING A SIMULATED FLUID FLOW OVER A SURFACE USING ANISOTROPIC DIFFUSION - A fluid-flow simulation over a computer-generated surface is generated using a diffusion technique. The surface is comprised of a surface mesh of polygons. A boundary-layer fluid property is obtained for a subset of the polygons of the surface mesh. A gradient vector is determined for a selected polygon, the selected polygon belonging to the surface mesh but not one of the subset of polygons. A maximum and minimum diffusion rate is determined along directions determined using the gradient vector corresponding to the selected polygon. A diffusion-path vector is defined between a point in the selected polygon and a neighboring point in a neighboring polygon. An updated fluid property is determined for the selected polygon using a variable diffusion rate, the variable diffusion rate based on the minimum diffusion rate, maximum diffusion rate, and the gradient vector. | 09-19-2013 |

20130246021 | REQUIRED TIME CALCULATING SYSTEM, REQUIRED TIME CALCULATING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING REQUIRED TIME CALCULATING PROGRAM - A required time calculating system including a required time calculating section, in which the required time calculating section extracts the topographic data of one section of a measured route similar to or matching the topographic data of one section of a calculated route determined from the positional and altitude information of each point in the above-described section of the calculated route divided into a plurality of sections from among the topographic data of the measured route determined from the positional and altitude information of each point of the measured route detected by a first sensor that travels with a human when the human travels a predetermined section of the measured route, and calculates the amount of time required for the human to travel the above-described section of the calculated route based on the amount of time taken for the human to travel the above-described section of the measured route. | 09-19-2013 |

20130246023 | DECOMPOSITION OF THE SEISMIC MOMENT TENSOR - Analysis of a seismic event, such as a microseismic event caused by hydraulic fracturing, comprises measuring seismic waves emitted by the event and converting the measurements into two values for magnitude of explosion or implosion and for magnitude of displacement discontinuity at a plane, together with two directions, a direction of a normal to the plane and a direction of displacement; where the two values and the two directions compose the moment tensor describing the seismic event. The measurements may be converted into the moment tensor and decomposed into the values and directions. The values and directions associated with several seismic events may be displayed concurrently on a graphic display as a graphic representation of multiple events, where each event may be depicted with magnitude of expansion or contraction represented by a volume and the plane represented as a laminar object. | 09-19-2013 |

20130246019 | DETERMINATION OF OUTPUT OF BIOCHEMICAL REACTION NETWORKS - Provided are methods and devices for modeling biochemical reaction networks. A look up matrix is generated with a number of concentrations for each of the input molecules of the reaction network, coupled with calculated concentrations of the output molecules. Such a look up matrix, by itself or with further fitting, can then be used to predict the output of the reaction network for a given set of input molecule concentrations and can be used to determine the reaction time required for a reaction to reach equilibrium. Additionally, disease states and effects of pharmacological agents can be mathematically analyzed on the basis of comparing the relevant system matrices. | 09-19-2013 |

20110119039 | Objective Measurement of Audio Quality - In an apparatus for objective perceptual evaluation of speech quality, parameters BandwidthRef and BandwidthTest representing the bandwidth are forwarded to a calculator | 05-19-2011 |

20110119038 | PARALLEL COMPUTING SYSTEM THAT PERFORMS SPHERICAL HARMONIC TRANSFORMS, AND CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR PARALLEL COMPUTING SYSTEM - A parallel computing system that performs simulation of a sphere by using a spherical harmonic function, and comprises a plurality of computing nodes interconnected with each other via a communication path, wherein each of the computing nodes includes: a storage unit that stores spectral data obtained by dividing spectral space data into a plurality of data elements on the basis of longitudinal wavenumber; a computation unit that performs inverse Legendre transformation for a computation region divided in a latitudinal direction on the sphere and thereby transforms each of the spectral data elements to Fourier coefficient data; and a communication unit that transmits the Fourier coefficient data, obtained through the transformation performed by the computation unit, to another computing node via the communication path after the inverse Legendre transformation for the next computation region divided in the latitudinal direction on the sphere has been started by the computation unit. | 05-19-2011 |

20140372086 | TOOL FOR OPTIMIZED THIN WALL PROFILE MEMBER (TPM) AND TPM-PANEL DESIGN AND SELECTION - The present disclosure describes tools and associated computational analysis methodologies employed therein for improved minimum weight design of thin wall profile members (TPMs). The tools draw on inter-dependent parameters relating to TPM cross-section dimensions ratio values and established constructive restrictions to calculate, using appropriate algorithmic computational analysis, the optimum cross-section dimensions values of a given TPM. A design selection saves as a blueprint for the next stage, which is the actual fabrication or manufacturing of the component. For a given set of constructive restrictions, the final product is based on optimum configurations selected from a fixed set of TPMs with varied cross-sectional shapes. | 12-18-2014 |

20110106505 | METHOD FOR ESTIMATING AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURE PRIOR TO COMBUSTION IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - A method to estimate ambient air temperature in the vicinity of a vehicle equipped with an internal combustion engine equipped with at least an electronic control unit (ECU) with memory and a temperature sensor. | 05-05-2011 |

20140207428 | Methods for Orienting Material Physical Properties Using Constraint Transformation and Isoparametric Shape Functions - Constraint-based methods for determining orientations of material physical properties using an isoparametric shape function are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of defining an orientation of an material physical property includes defining nonlinear and/or discontinuous design constraints of design values in a geometric domain associated with one or more physical attributes of the material physical property, and translating the nonlinear and/or discontinuous design constraints into continuous, first order design constraints of the design values by applying an isoparametric shape function. The method further includes performing a topology optimization using the continuous, first order design constraints of the design values, and reverse-translating results of the topology optimization back into the geometric domain using the isoparametric shape function. The results of the topology optimization in the geometric domain are indicative of the orientation of the material physical property. | 07-24-2014 |

20150339416 | FORECAST-MODEL-AWARE DATA STORAGE FOR TIME SERIES DATA - A system includes multiple memory modules arranged and configured to store data and at least one processor that is operably coupled to the memory modules. The at least one processor is arranged and configured to select an access pattern of a forecast model, determine a storage layout model based on the identified access pattern of the forecast model, and store values in an order defined by the storage layout model using at least one of the memory modules. The order of the stored values enables sequential access to the stored values for use in the forecast model. Implementations of one or more features of the system may be performed by a computer-implemented method and/or a computer program product. | 11-26-2015 |

20150339417 | Methods For General Stabilizer-Based Quantum Computing Simulation - The disclosed method and computer-readable medium allow efficient simulation of both stabilizer and non-stabilizer states in general quantum circuits on a classical computer by maintaining global phases and orthogonalizing linear combinations of stabilizer states during simulation. This is accomplished by representing arbitrary quantum states as superpositions of stabilizer states, which may be implemented using one or more stabilizer frames. Each stabilizer frame includes a stabilizer matrix, one or more phase vectors corresponding to the stabilizer states, and an amplitude vector corresponding to the global phases of each stabilizer state. Orthogonality is maintained throughout the simulation for efficient computation and measurement. Some embodiments utilize a multiframe representation of the quantum state to reduce the number of stabilizer states required to represent the quantum state, which multiframe representation may also be used to implement parallel simulation. | 11-26-2015 |

20100076732 | Meshfree Algorithm for Level Set Evolution - The present invention is a system and method for simulating the motion of an interface. The interface moving through a simulation space. The invention includes simulating the interface using a level set function to describe a position and shape of the interface in the simulation space at a first point in time. The invention also includes describing the level set function at the first point time using a meshfree method. The invention further includes describing a motion of the interface from the first point in time to a second point time using a level set evolution method. The invention also includes finding an approximate solution to the level set evolution method using the meshfree method to describe the level set function at the second point in time. | 03-25-2010 |

20140236551 | COMPUTER SIMULATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS - A method and system is provided for solving for electromagnetic fields by approximating an electromagnetic function as a sum of basis functions multiplied by coefficients to be determined. The set of equations used to determine the coefficients results from taking derivatives of the action integral with respect to the coefficients (and/or other parameters) and setting the derivative equal to zero, thereby extremizing the action integral. | 08-21-2014 |

20110066411 | SIGNAL JUDGMENT METHOD, SIGNAL JUDGMENT APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND SIGNAL JUDGMENT SYSTEM - Provided is a high-accuracy signal judgment method for noise or vibrations of a living environment. Provided is a signal judgment method associated with noise or vibrations of a living environment. The signal judgment method includes: inputting, into a model equation of a to-be-measured/analyzed target, unknown data; and obtaining an output value as a probability value of whether the unknown data is a to-be-measured/analyzed target. The model equation of the to-be-measured/analyzed target is created with the use of measured already-known data. The model equation is created by prediction model equation calculation means. Incidentally, a logistic regression equation can be used as the prediction model equation. | 03-17-2011 |

20130346043 | LOCALIZED MOBILE DECISION SUPPORT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING AND PERFORMING TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES - Support for enabling maintenance decision-making activities within a transportation infrastructure network includes one or more methods, apparatuses and systems for localized assimilation, integration, and processing of both locally-generated and remotely-acquired road condition, treatment, and weather data within a mobile computing environment to improve the information available to manage maintenance decisions and performance. This maintenance decision-making support includes communication components and processing modules that integrate data from multiple external sources to locally simulate conditions on, and generate treatment recommendations for, local roadways and transportation network segments based on user-selected parameters. | 12-26-2013 |

20130346036 | Computer implemented method for product design - A computer program product and a computer-implemented method are disclosed. The method includes providing a square design structure matrix having a number of rows and a number of columns equal to the number of rows, wherein each row represents one of a plurality of elements, wherein each entry of the design structure matrix is a numerical quantity; providing a domain mapping matrix having a number of rows equal to the number of rows of the design structure matrix, each row having an identical representation of one of the plurality of elements as a corresponding row of the design structure matrix, the domain mapping matrix having any number of columns, wherein each entry of the domain mapping matrix is a numerical quantity; and using a computer processor to group one or more elements into a cluster arrangement, using a plurality of entries from each of the matrices. | 12-26-2013 |

20120059634 | METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING THE POSITIONING OF WELLS IN AN OIL RESERVOIR - A method is disclosed for determining well placements, or drainage areas, in a hydrocarbon reservoir to facilitate operation of the reservoir. Drainage area configurations are generated randomly, by generating, for each configuration, placements for each drainage area. The placements of each drainage area are determined to optimize a quality criterion, by an iterative optimization algorithm during which for first iterations, the quality criterion is evaluated by a flow simulator, and for subsequent iterations, an approximate evaluation model of the quality criterion is constructed. The quality of the approximate model is evaluated and the quality criterion is determined by the approximate model or by the flow simulator according to the quality of this approximate model. | 03-08-2012 |

20140303946 | ANALYSIS DEVICE AND SIMULATION METHOD - An analysis device includes a defined system acquisition unit configured to acquire a system including a plurality of particles defined in a virtual space as a defined system, a numerical computation unit configured to numerically compute a governing equation, and to update the position of each particle, a particle group specification unit configured to specify a particle group, the relative position relationship of which is substantially maintained before and after the position is updated, a system position adjustment unit configured to, when a system obtained is referred to as an updated system, adjust the relative positions of the defined system and the updated system such that the specified particle group and a particle group in the updated system overlap each other, and a position relationship change unit configured to change the relative position relationship between a particle in the defined system and a particle in the updated system. | 10-09-2014 |

20140379312 | Method and System For Generation of Upscaled Mechanical Stratigraphy From Petrophysical Measurements - Method and system is described for modeling one or more strength properties of a subsurface volume. The method provides an enhanced process for upscaling to simplify data in a manner that accounts for problems with conventional techniques. The method involves simplifying the petrophysical data and/or layers to provide an upscaling approach that accounts for the influences on the strength properties. The properties may then be utilized to enhance a subsurface model and used to enhance hydrocarbon recovery. | 12-25-2014 |

20140297234 | Forecasting production output of computing system fabrication test using dynamic predictive model - A dynamic predictive model of a computing system fabrication test is constructed. The computing system fabrication test is conducted over test sectors. Each test sector corresponds to a different type of the computing system fabrication test, and includes test operations that are individually performed to effectuate the test sector. The dynamic predictive model generates a predicted completion time of each test operation of each test sector. Production output of the computing system fabrication test is forecast for a scenario corresponding to a particular computing system to undergo fabrication testing, by applying the dynamic predictive model to the scenario. The production output is forecast in that a total time remaining until the particular computing system to which the scenario corresponds has completed the fabrication testing is predicted. | 10-02-2014 |

20150339419 | EFFICIENT POWER GRID ANALYSIS ON MULTIPLE CPU CORES WITH STATES ELIMINATION - A method for calculating voltage values in a power grid, including: obtaining a primary circuit representation (PCR) corresponding to the power grid and including: multiple nodes separated by multiple impedances; and an independent source connected to one node; identifying a high degree node; obtaining a modified circuit representation (MCR) by connecting, in the PCR, an auxiliary voltage source having an auxiliary voltage value to the high degree node, the MCR including a modified characteristic matrix and a modified source vector; calculating a modified state vector based on the modified characteristic matrix and the modified source vector; generating an admittance matrix based on the multiple impedances and the auxiliary voltage; obtaining an auxiliary voltage adjustment value using the admittance matrix; obtaining a primary state vector by adjusting the modified state vector using the admittance matrix and the auxiliary voltage adjustment value; and obtaining the voltage values from the primary state vector. | 11-26-2015 |

20140288902 | SIMULATED LOADING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOVING LOAD OF WHEEL AXLE IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION - The present invention discloses a simulated loading method and an apparatus for moving load of a wheel axle in rail transportation. Multiple actuators are arranged right above rail sleepers along rail direction. The two continuous rails are connected to the rail sleepers via fastening systems and are cut into discrete independent rail segments right above the rail sleeper. The anti-drop member satisfies the applications of compression and uplift force of the actuator. The input load of each actuator is obtained from the load-time history of a single fastening system under moving load of a wheel axle according to a train-rail-subgrade theory model, and adjacent actuators perform dynamic excitation in turn with a same time interval to achieve simulation of moving load of a wheel axle under different speed. This invention provides a reliable and convenient loading platform for experimental study of the rail transportation. | 09-25-2014 |

20150339600 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYSING DATA | 11-26-2015 |

20120109604 | Estimating Mineral Content Using Geochemical Data - A model is disclosed that includes an intelligent ligent linear programming (“ILP”) member to produce a ILP result, a member selected from the group consisting of a feed-forward neural network (“FNN”) to produce a FNN result and a geochemical normative analysis (“GNA”) model to produce a GNA result. The model also includes a result generator to combine the ILP result with the result from the other member to produce the estimates of the mineral content of the sample. | 05-03-2012 |

20140358503 | UNCERTAINTY ESTIMATION OF SUBSURFACE RESISTIVITY SOLUTIONS - Method for estimating uncertainty in a physical property model generated by inverting measured geophysical data, for example a resistivity model inferred from electromagnetic field data. The method involves as few as one data inversion ( | 12-04-2014 |

20140358500 | Probalistic High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Design Optimization Process - A novel probabilistic method for analyzing high cycle fatigue (HCF) in a design of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The method may comprise identifying a component of the gas turbine engine for high cycle fatigue analysis, inputting parametric data of the component over a predetermined parameter space into at least one computer processor, using the at least one computer processor to build a plurality of flexible models of the component based on the parametric data of the component over the predetermined parameter space, using the at least one computer processor to build a plurality of emulators of the component based on the plurality of flexible models, and using the at least one computer processor to predict a probability of HCF based at least in part on the parametric data of the component over the predetermined parameter space and the plurality of emulators. | 12-04-2014 |

20140324399 | Method and System for Determining Fluid Flow of Compressible and Non-Compressible Liquids - A system and method for determining fluid flow of compressible and non-compressible liquids is described. The system may include input means for receiving a model of an object defined as a plurality of cells having a plurality of nodes P, and a processor coupled to a memory. The processor may be configured for: discretizing a partial differential equation (PDE) corresponding to the received model; for each node P: (i) locating all neighbouring cells that share the node P; (ii) grouping all of the neighbouring cells to form one larger cell having a common vertex at node P; (iii) approximating the PDE at the common vertex at node P using the discretized PDE; and iteratively updating the solution for all the nodes P from an initial guess until a convergence criterion is satisfied. | 10-30-2014 |

20140324400 | Gesture-Based Visualization System for Biomedical Imaging and Scientific Datasets - Three-dimensional visualization of biomedical datasets in an immersive visual environment includes creating a finite element mesh patient specific three-dimensional mode. Points from the finite element mesh are removed to produce a refined patient specific three-dimensional model. The three-dimensional model and simulation are interpolated onto a uniform rectilinear grid. The refined patient specific three-dimensional model and the simulation data are transformed to a scale of the IVE. The refined patient specific three-dimensional model and the simulation data are presented within the IVE with a three-dimensional visualization system. | 10-30-2014 |

20110071808 | GNSS Ephemeris with Graceful Degradation and Measurement Fusion - A method for providing an extended propagation ephemeris model for a satellite in Earth orbit, the method includes obtaining a satellite's orbital position over a first period of time, applying a least square estimation filter to determine coefficients defining osculating Keplarian orbital elements and harmonic perturbation parameters associated with a coordinate system defining an extended propagation ephemeris model that can be used to estimate the satellite's position during the first period, wherein the osculating Keplarian orbital elements include semi-major axis of the satellite (a), eccentricity of the satellite (e), inclination of the satellite (i), right ascension of ascending node of the satellite (Ω), true anomaly (θ*), and argument of periapsis (ω), applying the least square estimation filter to determine a dominant frequency of the true anomaly, and applying a Fourier transform to determine dominant frequencies of the harmonic perturbation parameters. | 03-24-2011 |

20090326882 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING OF THRESHOLD-CROSSING EVENTS - Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media are provided for simulation of a model of a system by detecting a violation of a cross condition while iteratively refining a first solution of a system of nonlinear algebraic equations at a current time point, and responsive to the detecting, predicting a crossing time step, projecting an initial guess for a second solution of the system of nonlinear algebraic equations at the crossing time point, and iteratively refining the second solution and the crossing time step by jointly solving an equation for the cross condition with the system of nonlinear algebraic equations as a coupled nonlinear system in which the crossing time step is treated as an unknown to compute changes to the second solution and the crossing time step in each iteration. | 12-31-2009 |

20090326880 | Parallel physics solver - A parallel physics solver may solve an equation to determine the characteristics of motion after a collision. In some embodiments, the physics solver solves the equation AX=B, where A is a sparse constrained matrix and B is the right hand vector. The sparse constrained matrix may be formed of 6×K blocks, where K is a tuning parameter that divides into the width of a single instruction multiple data processor used to implement the physics solver, without residue. | 12-31-2009 |

20090326879 | Techniques for Thermal Modeling of Data Centers to Improve Energy Efficiency - Techniques for modeling a data center are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling a data center is provided. The method comprises the following steps. Spatially dense three-dimensional thermal distribution and air flow measurements made in the data center using a mobile off-line surveying system are obtained. A temperature and air flow model for the data center is created using the spatially dense three-dimensional thermal distribution and air flow measurements. The temperature and air flow model is used to make thermal distribution and air flow predictions of the data center. The thermal distribution and air flow predictions are compared with the thermal distribution and air flow measurements made using the mobile off-line surveying system to produce a validated model for the data center. | 12-31-2009 |

20090326878 | Computational Method For Drug Discovery And Receptor Design - The present invention provides a method of predicting the mutual affinity of two molecules for each other in solution, by computing the configuration integrals of the free molecules and their bound complex as sums over local energy wells. The invention makes accurate calculations computationally tractable for a range of molecular systems by several means, including restraining the conformations of selected molecular components, and using a single conformation representative of an energy well to correct an efficient but less accurate energy model toward a slower but more accurate model. | 12-31-2009 |

20120130693 | Methods to Estimate Downhole Drilling Vibration Amplitude From Surface Measurement - Method to estimate severity of downhole vibration for a drill tool assembly, including: identifying a dataset comprising selected drill tool assembly parameters; selecting a reference level of downhole vibration amplitude for the drill tool assembly; identifying a surface drilling parameter and calculating a reference surface vibration attribute for the selected reference level of downhole vibration amplitude; determining a surface parameter vibration attribute derived from at least one surface measurement or observation obtained in a drilling operation, the determined surface parameter vibration attribute corresponding to the identified surface drilling parameter; and estimating a downhole vibration severity indicator by evaluating the determined surface parameter vibration attribute with respect to the identified reference surface vibration attribute. | 05-24-2012 |

20120130691 | Hybrid Model for Discharge Profile Prediction of Battery Electrode Materials Using Quantum Simulations - Methods and systems for predicting lithium battery properties are presented. In one embodiment, a method includes an operation for creating an equivalent circuit of a battery cell, where the equivalent circuit includes a cathode equivalent circuit and a remainder equivalent circuit. Further, parameters for the cathode equivalent circuit are calculated using Quantum Mechanical (QM) simulation. Also included in the method are operations for obtaining parameters for the remainder equivalent circuit via experimentation, and for calculating the lithium battery properties using the equivalent circuit. | 05-24-2012 |

20140188447 | ESTIMATING FRACTURE DIMENSIONS FROM MICROSEISMIC DATA - Method for imaging of a hydraulic fracture generated by fluid injection. Microseismic data of the hydraulic fracture treatment is collected and analyzed for the location and magnitude of microseismic events. The seismic energy or moment of the micro seismic events is calculated ( | 07-03-2014 |

20110077917 | VARIATION DISTRIBUTION SIMULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A circuit simulation apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention calculates a set value of a SPICE parameter of a MOSFET to carry out a variation analysis on a semiconductor circuit including the MOSFET. The apparatus includes a storage part configured to store an intermediate model expression that includes a variable related to a manufacture condition or device structure of the MOSFET as a variable affecting variation characteristics of the MOSFET, the intermediate model expression being formed with a universal function having a physical correlation between a physical amount defined by the variable and the SPICE parameter, a setting part configured to set information about the variable included in the intermediate model expression, a calculation part configured to calculate the set value of the SPICE parameter by using the information set in the setting part and the intermediate model expression stored in the storage part, and an output part configured to output process variation dependency of the semiconductor circuit. | 03-31-2011 |

20100174514 | METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DATA MODELLING - A system for large scale data modelling is described. The system includes at least one data measurement sensor ( | 07-08-2010 |

20100305918 | Ground-Coupled Heat Exchange for Heating and Air Conditioning Applications - The invention provides systems and methods for cooling and/or heating a structure. Generally, a system for heating or cooling a structure can include at least one thermosiphon in thermal communication with a thermal storage material such as a volume of earth. The thermosiphon can be partially filled with a heat transfer fluid and a heat exchanger operatively connected to the thermosiphon which is in thermal communication with the structure. Thermal energy can be transferred between the thermal storage material and the structure in either a passive or assisted mode, depending on whether the system is charging or in use. | 12-02-2010 |

20100036647 | Efficient computation of Voronoi diagrams of general generators in general spaces and uses thereof - A computerized method of computing the Voronoi diagram has applications including communications networks, robotics, three-dimensional networks, materials science, searching image processing, data clustering, data compression, control of a groups of methods for image processing and the like, design of electronic circuits, geographic information systems, solutions of the efficient location problem, face recognition, mesh generation and re-meshing, curve and surface generation/reconstruction, solid modeling, collision detection, controlling motion of vehicles, navigation, accident prevention, data clustering and data processing, proximity operations, nearest neighbor search, numerical simulations, weather prediction, analyzing and modeling proteins and other biological structures, designing drugs, finding shortest paths, pattern recognition and as an artistic tool. The Voronoi diagram is a decomposed region X made into cells, the decomposition being induced by a set of generators (P | 02-11-2010 |

20100036648 | Method for Predicting Flow and Performance Characteristics of a Body Using Critical Point Location - A method is provided for calculating flow performance characteristics of a body immersed in a fluid under a set of fluid flow conditions. The method comprises providing a geometrical description of a surface of the body and determining the set of fluid flow conditions. The set of fluid flow conditions includes a combination selected from the combination set consisting of angle of attack and leading edge stagnation point location, angle of attack and flow separation point location, and leading edge stagnation point location and flow separation point location. The method further comprises calculating a velocity flow field for the body using a critical point potential flow methodology and calculating flow performance characteristics. | 02-11-2010 |

20130024167 | Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods For Large Scale Automatic Forecast Combinations - Systems and methods are provided for evaluating a physical process with respect to one or more attributes of the physical process by combining forecasts for the one or more physical process attributes, where data for evaluating the physical process is generated over time. A forecast model selection graph is accessed, the forecast model selection graph comprising a hierarchy of nodes arranged in parent-child relationships. A plurality of model forecast nodes are resolved, where resolving a model forecast node includes generating a node forecast for the one or more physical process attributes. A combination node is processed, where a combination node transforms a plurality of node forecasts at child nodes of the combination node into a combined forecast. A selection node is processed, where a selection node chooses a node forecast from among child nodes of the selection node based on a selection criteria. | 01-24-2013 |

20110066408 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE ILLUMINATION BEAM DOSE IN SURGICAL FIELD ILLUMINATION - A method is disclosed for determining an illumination beam dose in surgical field illumination. Said method comprises the following steps: at least one actual illumination-relevant value is sensed; and an illumination beam dose is calculated from said sensed actual value. Sensing of the actual illumination-relevant value includes sensing of a value of at least one adjustable parameter of an illumination device. Furthermore, simulated dose characteristics associated with the adjustable parameter are selected, at least one simulated dose value is calculated taking into account the value of the adjustable parameter and the associated simulated dose characteristics, and the illumination beam dose is calculated taking into account the at least one simulated dose value. Also disclosed are an apparatus, a computer program product, and a surgical microscope for carrying out said method. | 03-17-2011 |

20130060543 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REVERSE ENGINEERING MODELS OF BIOLOGICAL NETWORKS - The present invention provides methods and accompanying computer-based systems and computer-executable code stored on a computer-readable medium for constructing a model of a biological network. The invention further provides methods for performing sensitivity analysis on a biological network and for identifying major regulators of species in the network and of the network as a whole. In addition, the invention provides methods for identifying targets of a perturbation such as that resulting from exposure to a compound or an environmental change. The invention further provides methods for identifying phenotypic mediators that contribute to differences in phenotypes of biological systems. | 03-07-2013 |

20130060541 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTING THERMAL BOUNDARY CONDITIONS FROM AN UNSTRUCTURED CFD SIMULATION ON STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS - A system and method for computing thermal boundary conditions from an unstructured computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation for a thermal simulation of a structural component are disclosed. The thermal boundary conditions include convective heat transfer coefficient (HTC) and reference temperature (T | 03-07-2013 |

20130060537 | METHOD OF MODELING FOR DRUG DESIGN, EVALUATION AND PRESCRIPTION IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE - A method implemented on at least one specifically programmed computer to improve the outcome of a drug trial. The method includes (a) generating a parameterized mathematical model of disease and immune response, (b) including in the parameterized mathematical model effects from one or more drugs with time-dependent variables that can change during a therapy, (c) creating a calibrated model using empirical data to aid in determining parameters of the parameterized mathematical model, (d) determining responses of the calibrated model to a series of time-dependent drug therapies, and (e) selecting at least one therapy based on the determined responses of the model. | 03-07-2013 |

20140039854 | METHODS FOR MODELING WEAR OF FIXED CUTTER BITS AND FOR DESIGNING AND OPTIMIZING FIXED CUTTER BITS - In one aspect, the invention provides a method for modeling the wear of a fixed cutter bit drilling earth formations. A method for determining wear of a fixed cutter drill bit includes simulating the fixed cutter drill bit drilling an earth formation; determining a cutter-formation interaction force and a relative sliding velocity of a selected area on a cutting surface on a cutter of the fixed cutter drill bit during the drilling; and calculating a wear rate of the selected area based on the cutter-formation interaction force and the relative sliding velocity. | 02-06-2014 |

20140297235 | PRODUCTION ANALYSIS AND/OR FORECASTING METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus for modeling well production. Such methods comprise modeling a production of a well (perhaps an open universe, generative model). Methods also comprise determining probability distributions for physical parameters associated with the well by training the model with historic well production data (perhaps using sparse sampling). Such methods also comprise determining a posterior distribution for the model by sampling probability distributions for the parameters. Some methods further comprise determining a posterior distribution for the well's production using the model's posterior distribution. Non-Gaussian (Laplacian) noise can be added to the model. Methods can comprise financially modeling the well. Some methods comprise using MCMC sampling to converge the parameter posterior distribution for the well's production. An EUR for the well can be determined as well as an uncertainty associated with the posterior distribution for the production. If desired, some methods comprise modeling multi-phase flow in the well. | 10-02-2014 |

20140297237 | Use of Monte Carlo Simulations For Establishing Correlations and Their Uncertainties - A method and computer-readable medium for establishing an uncertainty for obtained values of a one-dimensional logging parameter mapped to a three-dimensional volume is disclosed. A relation is formed between the obtained values of the logging parameter and a volumetric parameter of the three-dimensional volume. A set of representative data points is obtained that relates the obtained values of the logging parameter to the volumetric parameter by binning the obtained values. A plurality of regression curves are then determined, wherein each regression curve is obtained by adding a random error to the set of representative data points to obtain a set of randomized data points and performing a regression analysis using the set of randomized data points. The plurality of regression curves are used to establish the uncertainty for the values of the logging parameter in the three-dimensional volume. | 10-02-2014 |

20140297233 | AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION OF A MODEL FOR A COMPLEX FLOW SYSTEM - Aspects of the present invention provide a solution for calibrating a model of a complex flow system. In an embodiment, a comparison is made between the output from the model and a set of observed values for each of a plurality of nodes in the complex flow system. An adjoint sensitivity is computed for each of the nodes based on the comparison. These computed adjoint sensitivities are used to adjust a set of coefficients of the models. This calibration process can be performed multiple times, periodically and/or continuously to maximize the accuracy of the model. | 10-02-2014 |

20120123746 | EXACT PARAMETER SPACE REDUCTION FOR NUMERICALLY INTEGRATING PARAMETERIZED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS - In a computational environment including at least one processor, an example method of reducing the number of parameters in a model of a physical system includes receiving an initial model such as a system of differential algebraic equations (DAEs), eliminating isolated parameters (if any) from the initial model, extracting parameter sub-expressions from the DAEs, establishing minimal disconnected clusters of parameter subexpressions, and for each cluster, attempting to generate a reduced cluster having a reduced number of parameters using one or more algorithms. If more than one approach is successful, that which is most successful in reducing the number of parameters is selected. A revised model is created having fewer parameters than the initial model. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123745 | Adaptive Content-aware Aging Simulations - A system and method for simulating aging parameters of a System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuit is disclosed. A SoC integrated circuit is first divided into a plurality of blocks in accordance with the nature or the operating conditions of each block. The simulation of a digital circuit based block is performed by a static timing analyzer. The simulation of a mixed signal based block is performed by first employing a fresh device model to obtain relevant operation conditions, such as node voltages. Based upon the operation conditions and reliability characterization data, parameters degradation calculators assess aging characteristic factors of each block. In a subsequent simulation, a circuit simulator calculates the design corners of a SoC chip based upon the characteristic factors of each block. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123744 | System and Method for Step Coverage Measurement - Determining an unknown step coverage of a thin film deposited on a 3D wafer includes exposing a planar wafer comprising a first film deposited thereon to X-ray radiation to create first fluorescent radiation; detecting the first fluorescent radiation; measuring a number of XRF counts on the planar wafer; creating an XRF model of the planar wafer; providing a portion of the 3D wafer comprising troughs and a second film deposited thereon; determining a multiplier factor between the portion of the 3D wafer and the planar wafer; exposing the portion of the 3D wafer to X-ray radiation to create second fluorescent radiation; detecting the second fluorescent radiation; measuring a number of XRF counts on the portion of the 3D wafer; calculating a step coverage of the portion of the 3D wafer; and determining a uniformity of the 3D wafer based on the step coverage of the portion of the 3D wafer. | 05-17-2012 |

20130006592 | Computer-Implemented Models Predicting Outcome Variables and Characterizing More Fundamental Underlying Conditions - A method and device predict an outcome variable of an observed phenomenon based on values of a panel of three or more observed constituents and, to do so, employ a series of processes, implemented by a machine, for developing a K-component linear model wherein, among other things, the first component is by itself significantly predictive of the outcome variable, and a second component is correlated with the first component, and loadings for each constituent within any given one of the components subsequent to the first component are determined in a sequentially independent manner. | 01-03-2013 |

20140222400 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR QUANTIFICATION AND PRESENTATION OF MEDICAL RISK ARISING FROM UNKNOWN FACTORS - Example methods of quantifying known and unknown risks of an adverse drug event in an individual based on various factors are disclosed. In some embodiments, factors include known drug-drug interactions and unknown phenotypes of cytochromes. Quantification may be based on severity of the adverse drug event/and or probability of occurrence in some embodiments. Example methods of displaying the quantified risk are also disclosed. In one embodiment, the risk of individuals is aggregated to display the risk of a population. | 08-07-2014 |

20140222399 | Predictive Model for Use in Sequencing-by-Synthesis - A method of obtaining a more accurate estimate of a signal correction parameter(s) in sequencing-by-synthesis operations, such as incomplete extension rates, carry forward rates, and/or signal droop rates. The sequencing operation produces signal data. A model is constructed to simulate a population of template strands as it undergoes the sequencing process and becomes divided into different phase-states as the sequencing-by-synthesis progresses. For example, the model may be a phase-state model. The output from the model is used to adjust the signal correction parameter(s). For example, the model may be fitted to the signal data. This fitting results in a more accurate estimate of the signal correction parameter(s). In another embodiment, the signal droop rate is modeled as a decaying function and this decaying function is fitted to the signal data to obtain an improved estimate of the signal droop rate. | 08-07-2014 |

20140222395 | CONTACT SURFACE DEFINITION CREATION INVOLVING LOW ORDER AND QUADRATIC FINITE ELEMENTS IN A NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF AN IMPACT EVENT - Methods and systems for creating a contact surface definition involving lower order and quadratic finite elements (QFE) in a FEA model used for numerically simulating an impact event are disclosed. FEA model is organized by one or more groups of finite elements. Each group represents one of the product's parts and is identified by a part ID. Further, the FEA model is configured with one or more contact surface definitions for detecting contacts amongst the parts due to the impact event. For each determined group that is determined to contain QFE, a new group is created. The new group is associated with a unique part ID. Contact segments for the new group are then generated in accordance with a set of predefined rules for subdividing one or more geometric shapes associated with the QFE. Contact surface definitions are updated by replacing each determined group with the new group. | 08-07-2014 |

20140222392 | Simulating an Injection Treatment of a Subterranean Zone - Systems, methods, and software can be used to simulate a fracture treatment. In some aspects, a common solution vector for multiple distinct subsystem models is defined. Each subsystem model represents a distinct subsystem of an injection treatment system. Parameters of the subsystem models are updated based on the solution vector according to predefined relationships between the solution vector and the parameters of the subsystem models. The subsystem models are operated based on the solution vector and the updated parameters. | 08-07-2014 |

20140257768 | SVR DYNAMIC SYSTEM MODELING WITH DELAYED OUTPUT MEASUREMENTS - The method comprises the steps of inputting a first set of data into both a physical system and into an SVR model. The method includes collecting a second set of system data from the physical system and stacking a plurality of SVR models to form an output prediction without feeding back the model output. Another aspect of the invention includes a method of hybrid modeling having delayed output measurement. This method includes the steps of inputting a first set of data into both a physical system and into an SVR model and collecting a second set of system data from the physical system. A modeling error is injected into both the second set of system data from the physical system and a third set of system data from the SVR model wherein the modeling error thereby leads to substantially improved model output. | 09-11-2014 |

20100094604 | Method For Modelling An Intraocular Lens And Intraocular Lens - The invention relates to a method for modelling an intraocular lens, wherein the shape of at least one surface of the intraocular lens and/or the interior of the intraocular lens with respect to their refraction effect are configured in such a way that with a first orientation within a human eye the intraocular lens at least partially corrects a first visual defect of said human eye and with a second orientation within a human eye the intraocular lens at least partially corrects a second visual defect of said human eye. Further the invention relates to an intraocular lens. | 04-15-2010 |

20100094607 | Method of reducing solder wicking on a substrate - This invention relates to a substrate with via and pad structure(s) to reduce solder wicking. Each via and pad structure connects a component to conductive layers associated with the substrate. The substrate includes one or more plated vias, solder mask(s) surrounding the plated vias, and a conductive pad with a conductive trace connected to each plated via. The conductive pad extends beyond the terminal sides to increase solder formation and the solder mask reduces solder formation at the terminal end of the component. The via and pad structure is suitable for a variety of components and high component density. The invention also provides a computer implemented method for calculating the maximum distance of a conductive pad extending beyond the terminal side of a component. | 04-15-2010 |

20100094606 | System and method for ultrasonic testing - A method of establishing position dependent focal laws and dynamically accessing these focal laws during inspection is disclosed comprising the steps of partitioning a CAD model into distinct geometric regions prior to inspection, generating a dedicated set of focal laws for each of the geometric regions, and associating each position of the scanner with one of the geometric regions. A method of compressing an A-Scan using a windowing technique is also disclosed. Additionally, methods for computing and displaying volumetric slices in real-time are disclosed. Finally, a method of firing multiple probes at different firing frequencies is disclosed, as well as a multi-probe inspection system that enables parallel firing. | 04-15-2010 |

20120232864 | Analyzing Anticipated Value and Effort in Using Cloud Computing to Process a Specified Workload - Workloads that are and are not appropriate for transformation and processing on a cloud computing environment are identified. A user entity is provided with a measurement of at least one of the value which will be realized, and the effort which will be required. A plurality of attributes is specified. Input data represents the extent to which the user entity processing system possesses the given attribute. The input data for each attribute is employed to derive a corresponding numerical parameter value, which are to compute a final score. | 09-13-2012 |

20120123754 | METHOD, AN APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SIMULATING DYNAMIC FLUIDS - The invention relates to a method for simulating dynamic fluids comprising a plurality of pseudo particles. The method comprising the steps of: defining a fluid mass density of the pseudo particle masses; defining a mass density constraint such that the mass density on each pseudo particle is constrained to a reference mass density of a real fluid, whereby an instant propagation of density fluctuations through the entire fluid system is enabled; performing constraint stabilization on said mass density constraint using a time stepping function, wherein said time stepping function is arranged to conserve global physical symmetries and is stable for violations of said mass density constraint; solving a linear system of equations for said mass density constraint in order to calculate density constraint forces; calculating new time discrete pseudo particle velocities from previous pseudo particle velocities with addition of velocity increments calculated from said density constraint forces; and calculating new time discrete pseudo particle positions from the previous pseudo particle positions with additions of the position increments calculated from said new pseudo particle velocities. The invention also relates to an apparatus for simulating dynamic fluids and a computer program product for the same. | 05-17-2012 |

20110125469 | METHOD OF DEVELOPING A PETROLEUM RESERVOIR BY RESERVOIR MODEL RECONSTRUCTION - A method of developing a petroleum reservoir according to a given development scheme, from a facies map representative of the reservoir. New measurements are taken in the reservoir to better characterize it. A geostatistical simulator is selected. A set of random numbers is then identified which are provided to the geostatistical simulator to provide a facies representation identical to the initial map by inverting a random number generation algorithm of the simulator. The map is then modified to account for the new measurements, by carrying out a geostatistical simulation constrained by the measurements, with the geostatistical simulator and the set of random numbers. Finally, the reservoir development scheme is modified by accounting for the modified map, and the reservoir is developed using the modified development scheme. | 05-26-2011 |

20110125468 | USING RESPONSE SURFACES FOR SCREENING INHIBITOR COMBINATIONS AND DIGITAL PROCESSING METHODS - A method for selecting a combination of therapeutic agents can include: providing a response surface having data that relates network activation states of a downstream component of a biological network with activation states of at least two upstream components of the network; identifying a desired network activation state of the downstream component from the response surface; identifying the corresponding activation states of the upstream components and identifying at least two therapeutic agents that modulate the upstream components and that are capable of obtaining the desired network activation state. The response surface can be visual or virtual. Optionally, the desired network activation state is an optimal network activation state. | 05-26-2011 |

20110125467 | SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING TREATMENT STRATEGIES USING A PATIENT-SPECIFIC RATING SYSTEM - The combined effects of a selected treatment option on multiple causes of morbidity or mortality are simulated for evaluation. Various patient-specific and model-specific parameters, including parameters related to diseases to be modeled, are used in modeling incidence and mortality rates for each disease. These disease-specific models are used for defining a set of health states having initial probabilities, which are used to formulate a transition matrix used in matrix calculation to obtain output matrix Q. If additional cycles are needed, the transition matrix is updated and matrix calculation is performed using the updated transition matrix. Otherwise, final output matrix Q is utilized for calculation of values needed for determining an overall treatment score. The calculated values and/or values from Q are combined with patient or numeric scores from other treatment choice-related domains to obtain a raw score that is used to produce a patient-specific score for a selected treatment option. | 05-26-2011 |

20110125466 | Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods For Determining Steady-State Confidence Intervals - Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating confidence intervals for output generated from a computer simulation program that simulates a physical stochastic process. A plurality of statistical tests is performed upon the physical stochastic simulated output so that a confidence interval can be determined. | 05-26-2011 |

20130054201 | HYBRID DETERMINISTIC-GEOSTATISTICAL EARTH MODEL - Embodiments of the present technology integrate seismic data and geologic concepts into earth model building. More specifically, exemplary embodiments provide new ways to build an earth model based on information in the seismic data and geologic concepts to use as a context to interpret the seismic data and/or to add to the earth model in regions where the seismic data is missing (e.g., either no data or no data resolvability). In some embodiments, a deterministic framework is generated for an earth models through deterministic identification of discrete geobodies. A hybrid deterministic-geostatistical earth model is generated by filling stratigraphic gaps in a deterministic framework using geostatistical information and/or seismic inversion, in accordance with some embodiments. | 02-28-2013 |

20150112650 | RADIO CHANNEL PREDICTION BASED ON STREET MAPS USING MODULAR ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS - A method of modeling predicted values, at a selected point, of radio fields originating from a source in a geographic area including a plurality of streets and a plurality of buildings includes determining a first path from the source to the selected point, the first path including a first segment, and predicting a value, at the selected point, of a radio field originating from the source by modeling the first segment as a first waveguide, and at least one of (1) generating a first radio field coupling equation by coupling the first waveguide with a second waveguide, the second waveguide being a model of a second segment, the second segment being included in the first path, and (2) generating a second radio field coupling equation by coupling the first waveguide with an indoor model for modeling radio fields traveling through a building or outer wall. | 04-23-2015 |

20150112649 | Clustering Lithographic Hotspots Based on Frequency Domain Encoding - A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for clustering lithographic hotspots based on frequency domain encoding. The mechanism receives a design layout and generates spatial pattern clips from the design layout. The mechanism performs a transform on the spatial pattern clips to form frequency domain pattern clips and performs feature extraction on the frequency domain pattern clips to form frequency domain features. The mechanism clusters the frequency domain features into a plurality of clusters and identifying a set of hotspot clusters within the plurality of clusters. Each hotspot cluster can be used to drive a fixing action such as change in RET or ground rules, without having to process each individual hotspot, thus greatly reducing technology development efforts. | 04-23-2015 |

20140257771 | NUMERICAL SIMULATION METHOD FOR AIRCRASFT FLIGHT-ICING - The present invention is related to a numerical simulation method for aircraft flight-icing. This invention mainly includes an algorithm for velocity decomposition on the water film in simulating the air-supercooled water droplets movement using the single fluid two-phase flows system; an algorithm for tracking the icing interface and obtaining the temperature distribution inside the ice layer using the grid refinement scheme; the computing procedure using above-mentioned algorithms based on the fixed computing grid. | 09-11-2014 |

20120166153 | DISCRETELY GRIDDING COMPLEX FRACTURING FOR SIMULATION - Embodiments of methods and systems for improved gridding of complex networks such as geological fractures are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a method in accordance with the present disclosure includes adjusting a location of at least one non-fixed pillar of an initial grid, including: establishing a multi-point stencil of pillars that includes the at least one non-fixed pillar; selecting a fixed pillar of the initial grid toward which the non-fixed pillar is to be adjusted; determining a distance from each pillar of the multi-point stencil to the selected fixed pillar; calculating an inverse-distance weighted mean position based on the determined distances of the pillars of the multi-point stencil; and adjusting a position of the at least one non-fixed pillar to the inverse-distance weighted mean position. | 06-28-2012 |

20150051888 | FRAMEWORK FOR PERSONALIZATION OF CORONARY FLOW COMPUTATIONS DURING REST AND HYPEREMIA - Embodiments relate to non-invasively determining coronary circulation parameters during a rest state and a hyperemic state for a patient. The blood flow in the coronary arteries during a hyperemic state provides a functional assessment of the patient's coronary vessel tree. Imaging techniques are used to obtain an anatomical model of the patient's coronary tree. Rest boundary conditions are computed based on non-invasive measurements taken at a rest state, and estimated hyperemic boundary conditions are computed. A feedback control system performs a simulation matching the rest state utilizing a model based on the anatomical model and a plurality of controllers, each controller relating to respective output variables of the coronary tree. The model parameters are adjusted for the output variables to be in agreement with the rest state measurements, and the hyperemic boundary conditions are accordingly adjusted. The hyperemic boundary conditions are used to compute coronary flow and coronary pressure variables. | 02-19-2015 |

20150051883 | PROCESS TO IDENTIFY AND CLASSIFY OIL SEEP AREAS AT THE SEABED THROUGH INVERSE MODELING - The present invention discloses a process that describes an inverse modeling that makes a time and space regression to estimate the trajectory of an oil seep slick between the sea surface, wherein it has been detected by satellite, and the place where the escape has happened at the seabed. Therefore, the final information is the oil seep area at the seabed. After their identification, these areas are classified according to levels of reliability, from lower to higher degree of exploratory risk. This degree of reliability is measured according to strict temporal, hydrodynamic, geographic and geological criteria. | 02-19-2015 |

20140257770 | NUMERICAL SIMULATION METHOD FOR THE FLIGHT-ICING OF HELICOPTER ROTARY-WINGS - The present invention is related to a numerical simulation method for the flight-icing of helicopter rotary-wings. This invention includes the algorithm of adding the voracity compensation force term to the momentum and energy equations describing the air-supercooled water droplets two-phase rotational flows in the single fluid two-phase flow system in wake domain of helicopter-rotary wings; the algorithm of adding the centrifugal and Coriolis force to the slip velocity equation; the models describing the water film and icing progress containing the effect of the centrifugal and Coriolis force; and the procedure using the above algorithms and models to do simulation. | 09-11-2014 |

20140257765 | Numerical Simulation of FSI Using The Space-Time CE/SE Solver With A Moving Mesh For The Fluid Domain - Systems and methods of numerical simulation of FSI using the space-time CE/SE method with a moving space-time fluid mesh coupled to a method of numerically simulating structural mechanics are disclosed. A FSI interface is determined based on fluid domain and structure definitions received in a computer system. Fluid forces acting on the FSI interface are initialized. Simulated structural behaviors are obtained using FEA in response to the received fluid forces at the FSI interface. Structural behaviors include nodal positions on the structure's exterior boundary, which are used for updating the FSI interface of the space-time fluid mesh Inner nodes of the fluid mesh are adjusted accordingly using a user-selected mesh adjustment strategy. Simulated fluid behaviors are obtained by updating fluid solutions using the CE/SE solver with the adjusted fluid mesh. The fluid forces are again applied to the FEA model for obtaining simulated structural behaviors for the next solution cycle. | 09-11-2014 |

20110004453 | METHOD FOR PREDICTION OF LIPOPROTEIN CONTENT FROM NMR DATA - The invention concerns a method of preparing regression coefficients in a multivariate analysis for predicting the quantity of a component of a lipoprotein entity in a biological sample from NMR spectral data and a method of predicting the quantity of a component of a lipoprotein entity in a biological sample from NMR spectral data, which is based on the regression coefficients. The invention is especially useful for predicting the triacylglycerol level in chylomicrons of a patient. | 01-06-2011 |

20110004451 | METHOD OF DESIGNING A COMPOSITE PANEL - A method of designing a composite panel, the panel comprising a plurality of zones, each zone comprising a plurality of plies of composite material arranged in a stacking sequence, each ply in each stacking sequence having a respective orientation angle. For each orientation angle a first layout matrix is created which identifies zones in the panel which contain at least one ply with that orientation angle. A second layout matrix is also created which identifies zones in the panel which contain at least two plies with that orientation angle, and so on up to an Nth layout matrix which identifies zones in the panel which contain at least N plies with that orientation angle. The layout matrices are arranged in a plurality of candidate sequences. Selection criteria are then used to choose one or more of the candidate sequences and stacking sequences are assigned to the zones in accordance with the chosen candidate sequence(s). | 01-06-2011 |

20110004449 | Systems and Methods of Improved Boolean Forms - Various systems, methods, and computing units are provided for reduced cost evaluation of Boolean expressions. In one representative embodiment, a method includes: determining a first modified cost measure for a node of a binary tree, the first modified cost measure comprising M cost values, the node in an original condition; pivoting the node; determining a second modified cost measure for the node in a pivoted condition, the second modified cost measure comprising M cost values; and determining a preferred node condition responsive to a comparison of the first and second cost measures. | 01-06-2011 |

20120215504 | LUNG FUNCTION ANALYSIS METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method for generating data indicative of lung function of a subject. The method comprises receiving first data which has been obtained from the subject, and inputting said first data to a model of lung function to generate said data indicative of lung function. The model of lung function comprises a first model component modelling transfer of gaseous oxygen from a gaseous space within the lung to biological material within the lung based upon quantitative data indicative of oxygen content in the inhaled gases and oxygen content in the biological material and a second model component modelling the transfer of oxygen from the lungs by oxygenation of venous blood to create oxygenated blood based upon quantitative data indicative of oxygen content in the venous blood. | 08-23-2012 |

20120215502 | Systems and Methods for Optimization of Real Time Production Operations - Systems and methods for optimization of real time production operations. In one embodiment, a moving time horizon based parametric model provides fast predictions for production optimization in a short-term framework. In another embodiment, multiple technologies are selected in connection with asset performance workflows that are uniquely implemented in a multi-phase approach. | 08-23-2012 |

20120215501 | PRESERVED-TRAVELTIME SMOOTHING METHOD AND DEVICE - Device and method for smoothing an original velocity model of a given subsurface such that a travel-time through the given subsurface is preserved. The method includes receiving the original velocity model, wherein the original velocity model has a set of model parameters that determine a given parameterization and the original velocity model has velocity discontinuities at various depths; selecting a sub-set of model parameters of the given parameterization; converting the selected sub-set of model parameters to composite parameters; smoothing with a processor the composite parameters by applying a convolutional filter (g) such that velocity moments are preserved at the velocity discontinuities; and generating a smooth velocity model by converting the smoothed composite parameters into a smoothed sub-set of model parameters. | 08-23-2012 |

20110131021 | METHOD OF COMPONENT CONCENTRATION DETECTION BASED ON REFERENCE WAVELENGTH - A method of detecting a concentration of a target component by using a reference wavelength comprises: defining a wavelength at which a light intensity is insensitive to the variation of the target component concentration as a reference wavelength for the target component; detecting spectra at both the reference wavelength and a further measuring wavelength; processing the spectrum detected at the further measuring wavelength, with the spectrum detected at the reference wavelength as an inner reference, to obtain a characteristic spectrum including specific information of the target component; building a calibration model between the characteristic spectrum and the concentration of the target component; and determining the concentration of the target component based on the calibration model. | 06-02-2011 |

20110131023 | Computer Systems for Data Manipulation and Related Methods - A computer system for data management arranged to provide at least four components: a generator component, a solver component, a simulation component and a visualisation component, wherein the simulation component is arranged to simulate stochastic processes and output simulation data of the simulated process to the generator component; the generator component is arranged to process a model input thereto and to generate a Dynamic Stochastic Program (DSP) therefrom and also to process the simulation data received from the simulation component and output the DSP together with the processed simulation data to the solver component; the solver component being arranged to receive the DSP and the processed simulation data and to process the DSP together with the simulation data; and the visualisation component being arranged to allow the data being processed by the solver to be visualised. | 06-02-2011 |

20110131019 | Judiciously Retreated Finite Element Method for Solving Lubrication Equation - A system and method for simulating a physical process in a simulation domain. Dividing the simulation domain into a first sub-domain and a gap region. The gap region defines a region of a specified width between a contact line of a droplet and the first sub-domain. Generating a mesh that represents the first sub-domain as a plurality of elements. The specification of each element includes an integer element number that represents an order of each element. The specified width of the gap region is on the order of half the width of an element in the first sub-domain adjoining the gap region divided by the integer element number. Using the finite element method and the mesh to calculate a state of the droplet at a first point in time. Using a plurality of evolution equations to calculate the state of the droplet at a second point in time. | 06-02-2011 |

20120078594 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBSERVING A PERSON'S WALKING ACTIVITY - A system for observing a walking activity of a person comprises a device (DISP) adapted for delivering at output, for a footstep of the person, a first difference of angular speeds of the corresponding tibia between the instant at which the heel of the foot is planted and the instant at which the foot is laid flat, a second difference of angular speeds of the corresponding tibia between the instant at which the heel of the foot is planted and the instant at which the last toe of the foot is lifted, and an angular speed of the corresponding tibia at the instant at which the foot is laid flat. The system comprises analysis means (AN) for analyzing the signals delivered by the device and adapted for determining a type of walking of the user as a function of time by using a hidden Markov model with N states corresponding respectively to N types of walking. | 03-29-2012 |

20100185423 | METHOD FOR DESCRIBING RELATIONS IN SYSTEMS ON THE BASIS OF AN ALGEBRAIC MODEL - A method for describing one or more relations in a physical or other system on me oasis of an algebraic model of the system comprises the steps of: a) collecting data comprising measurements of different quantities relating to the system; b) interpreting the measurements of the different quantities as evaluations of different variables, which together comprise a polynomial ring; c) calculating an ideal of the ring, the generators of which substantially vanish on the collected data; d) interpreting the generators as polynomial relations between the variables of the system; e) reformulating at least one of the polynomial relations as an algebraic model for one of the variables in terms of the other variables involved in this relation; and f) the algebraic model is induced to generate one or more governing relations between parameters that govern the system using only measured data of the system. The algebraic model used in the method according to the invention is also identified as the Approximate Buchberger-Moeller algorithm, which computes a substantially or approximately vanishing ideal of a finite set of points and which remains numerically stable if the points are imprecise measured data. | 07-22-2010 |

20100185424 | Method, Program and Computer System for Conciliating Hydrocarbon Reservoir Model Data - A method, program and computer system for conciliating hydrocarbon reservoir model data are provided. This method, implemented by means of a computer, comprises the steps of: | 07-22-2010 |

20100185422 | STOCHASTIC INVERSION OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA FOR ESTIMATING EARTH MODEL PARAMETERS - A computer implemented stochastic inversion method for estimating model parameters of an earth model. In an embodiment, the method utilizes a sampling-based stochastic technique to determine the probability density functions (PDF) of the model parameters that define a boundary-based multi-dimensional model of the subsurface. In some embodiments a sampling technique known as Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) is utilized. MCMC techniques fall into the class of “importance sampling” techniques, in which the posterior probability distribution is sampled in proportion to the model's ability to fit or match the specified acquisition geometry. In another embodiment, the inversion includes the joint inversion of multiple geophysical data sets. Embodiments of the invention also relate to a computer system configured to perform a method for estimating model parameters for accurate interpretation of the earth's subsurface. | 07-22-2010 |

20140330546 | Method for Urodynamics Testing and Analysis - This invention relates to a noninvasive method for urodynamics testing and analysis, comprising: modeling a bladder before a releasing of the urine as a topological sphere, modeling a circle formed by cutting the topological sphere through its center as an elastic element, determining a functional relation between a length L of the elastic element and a urine volume a within the bladder: L=F(a), determining a functional relation between a length contraction ΔL of the elastic element and both of a urinary flow rate Q and the urine volume a within the bladder: ΔL=ξ(Q,a), determining a functional relation between a contraction velocity ν of the elastic element and the length contraction ΔL of the elastic element: ν=ΔL, calculating a value of an index DC for assessing a bladder contractility to determine the bladder contractility of the subject. | 11-06-2014 |

20140309972 | METHOD AND CONTROL FOR CARRYING OUT A CALCULATION OF A DATA-BASED FUNCTION MODEL - A method for carrying out a calculation of a data-based function model, in particular a Gaussian process model, the data-based function model being defined by predefined hyperparameters and node data, multiple input variables being assigned to one output variable and having a sum of terms, each of which depend on one of the input variables, including the following: determining at least one input variable to be varied, for which multiple output values of a corresponding output variable are to be determined; calculating the sum of the terms, which depend on the input variables not to be varied; providing multiple input values for each of the determined at least one input variable to be varied; and ascertaining multiple output values of the output variable for the provided multiple input values, each based on the calculated sum of the terms, which depend on the input variables not to be varied. | 10-16-2014 |

20100179790 | Method for Forming Functional Spectral Filter - To provide a functional spectral filter through which, it is possible for an observer wearing the functional spectral filter to change his or her color sensitivity (ease of color distinction), and which is for designing a color scheme easy to be distinguished for a color deficient observer by using the filter. A functional spectral filter including a multilayer is formed in accordance with a thin film design (an optimization method) determined by use of a color vision theory so as to make color sensitivity into a desired pattern. With respect to combinations that two colors among a plurality of specified colors are combined, color differences in the respective combinations are made close to a color difference given in advance. Alternatively, with respect to specified combinations, the color differences are made small or the color differences are made large. | 07-15-2010 |

20100161292 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING DYNAMIC HETEROGENEITY IN EARTH MODELS - A method is disclosed having application notably towards ranking earth models responsive to dynamic heterogeneity. A plurality of earth models representing a subsurface reservoir are provided. Streamline analysis for each of the plurality of earth models is conducted. Flow Capacity (F) vs. Storage Capacity (Φ) curves are constructed for each of the plurality of earth models based on the streamline analysis. Dynamic heterogeneity for each of the plurality of earth models is computed from the Flow Capacity (F) vs. Storage Capacity (Φ) curves constructed for each of the plurality of earth models. The plurality of earth models are ranked responsive to dynamic heterogeneity. | 06-24-2010 |

20110184707 | PID ADJUSTMENT SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD - A PID adjustment support device has: a recognition tolerance interval storing portion for storing, in advance, a recognition tolerance interval understood by a user regarding target quantity data of a model to be controlled; and a display processing portion for graphing and displaying, on a displaying portion, the target quantity data and, as a modeling result, a model-response waveform that is a control-response waveform calculated based on the model to be controlled, and for overlaying with the modeling result and displaying the recognition tolerance interval stored in the recognition tolerance interval storing means. | 07-28-2011 |

20120259600 | METHOD OF IDENTIFYING HAMMERSTEIN MODELS WITH KNOWN NONLINEARITY STRUCTURES USING PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION - The method of identifying Hammerstein models with known nonlinearity structures using particle swarm optimization provides a computerized method utilizing a particle swarm optimization (PSO)-based scheme for the identification of nonlinear Hammerstein models with known nonlinearity structures. Particularly, this is accomplished by formulating the identification of the Hammerstein model as an optimization problem, with PSO being used in the optimization process. | 10-11-2012 |

20140309974 | OPTIMIZATION OF INPUT PARAMETERS OF A COMPLEX SYSTEM BASED ON MULTIPLE CRITERIA - A method of combinatorial optimization includes: (1) defining an objective function to optimize a combination of N input parameters of a complex system, wherein the objective function includes a weighted sum of n different optimization criteria, N≧2, and n≧2; (2) applying an initial combination of the N input parameters to the complex system to yield an initial output response; (3) executing an optimization procedure to generate an updated combination of the N input parameters, wherein executing the optimization procedure includes calculating an initial value of the objective function based on at least one of (a) the initial combination of the N input parameters and (b) the initial output response; and (4) applying the updated combination of the N input parameters to the complex system to yield an updated output response. | 10-16-2014 |

20140067341 | Method and Apparatus for Target Range Determination - A system, method and computer program product provides for estimating the range of a target. An acquisition window of an imaging device is adjusted to fit a target at an unknown range in response to a user input. An angle subtended by the largest dimension of the target viewed from the acquisition window is determined. The range of the target is estimated from a largest dimension of the target and the angle subtended by the largest dimension of the target. The device may be a man-portable aircraft survivability equipment (ASE) system trainer (MAST), or any simulator simulating a man-portable air defense system (MANPADS). | 03-06-2014 |

20140278291 | DISCOVERING FUNCTIONAL GROUPS - Disclosed herein are techniques and systems for discovering functional groups in an area, such as an urban area. A process includes segmenting a map of the area into sections, and inferring, for each section, a distribution of functions according to a topic model framework which considers mobility patters of users and points of interest (POIs) in the section. The topic model framework regards the section as a document, each function as a topic, the mobility patterns as words, and a POI feature vector for the section as metadata. The process may further include clustering the sections based at least in part on a similarity of the distribution of functions between each of the sections to obtain functional groups, estimating a functionality intensity for each of the functional groups, and annotating each of the functional groups. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278304 | MACHINE EMULATOR METHODS - Emulator computer program methods using an emulator module are disclosed. A computer program method includes a computer usable medium for emulating a process of a machine having actuators and mechanical elements. The computer usable medium is configured to display a graphical user interface having input fields corresponding to the actuators and mechanical elements, and to display a graphical representation of output response data of the machine using inputted parameters. A plurality of parameters are input into the plurality of input fields for emulating a mechanical operation of the machine using the plurality of parameters. Output response data based on an emulation of the mechanical operation of the machine is generated and displayed. | 09-18-2014 |

20140257769 | PARALLEL ALGORITHM FOR MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATION - Systems and methods for MD simulation with significantly increased multithreaded parallelism. A substance body is divided into a plurality of cells. With respect to a current center cell, its neighbor particles can be partitioned into groups with groups processed in sequence by a dedicated CTA that comprises a plurality of warps. Within each CTA, each warp is assigned to process in parallel for a center particle in the center cell to calculate interaction forces between the center particle and the group of neighbor particles. Moreover different levels of the memory hierarchy in a system, including local memories, shared memories and global memory, are used to store intermediate and final results respectively. | 09-11-2014 |

20100161289 | FRAMEWORK FOR INTEROPERABILITY OF SOLVERS - A framework may be provided for facilitating adoption of mathematical and logical solvers. A model, representing a problem, may be defined. The model may be defined: via a series of statements in a type safe common-language-specification compliant modeling language; via an intermediate format; or via a series of calls to a standardized application program interface. The framework may translate the defined model to an intermediate format, which many solvers may understand. The framework may provide a number of solver-related services including, but not limited to, services for creating a model, analyzing a model, selecting a well-suited solver based on analysis of a model, decomposing a model into multiple sub-models and providing the multiple sub-models to multiple solvers as multiple parallel threads, data binding, simulation, and post optimality analysis. | 06-24-2010 |

20100161293 | HUYGENS' BOX METHODOLOGY FOR SIGNAL INTEGRITY ANALYSIS - A method for performing a signal integrity analysis on an integrated circuit (IC) that includes a plurality of scatterers by dividing the scatterers into subgroups using a nested Huygens' equivalence principle algorithm and solving a set of equations realized thereby with a reduced coupling matrix. The method includes decomposing the IC design into a plurality of small non-overlapping circuit sub-domains, wherein each of the sub-domains is formed as a small, enclosed region. Each sub-domain is analyzed independently of the other sub-domains using only electric fields to represent the interactions of each sub-domains with the other sub-domains as equivalent currents on equivalent surfaces of the plurality of sub-domains. Neighboring equivalent sub-domains are grouped together to form larger sub-domains using equivalent currents on equivalent surfaces to represent the interactions of the sub-domains. The steps of analyzing and grouping the sub-domains are repeated until the grouping approaches a box comprising the entire domain, and that the domain interactions between every sub-domain have been analyzed. | 06-24-2010 |

20120253760 | PASS PREDICTOR FOR AGRICULTURAL HARVESTING MACHINES - A method of predicting the number of passes a harvesting machine can complete within a field without unloading grain from a grain tank of the harvesting machine includes determining a reference pass, the reference pass having a reference pass amount of crop, an optional reference pass distance, and a reference pass spatial location. The method further includes determining an amount of crop in the grain tank of the harvesting machine. The method further includes calculating a number of predicted passes from a capacity of the grain tank of the harvesting machine, the amount of crop in the grain tank of the harvesting machine, and the reference pass amount of crop and displaying the number of predicted passes. | 10-04-2012 |

20160125104 | APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING REMOTE REAL-TIME EXPERIMENTS - Embodiments of the present invention include apparatuses and methods for performing remote experiments in real-time. The method includes sending requests to perform remote experiments for a desired configuration to a first and second facility. The desired configuration may include a first and second configuration. The method includes running a first remote experiment in real-time at the first facility to obtain a first output variable. The first facility may include the first configuration with a first input variable. The method includes simultaneously running a second remote experiment in real-time at a second facility to obtain a second output variable. The second facility may include the second configuration with a second input variable. The first output variable may be set as the second input variable to mimic the desired configuration. The method includes obtaining experimental results of the desired configuration via the first and second input and output variables. | 05-05-2016 |

20140052421 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION MODELLING - A method of modelling a water distribution system, the method comprising steps of: identifying a plurality of demand zones within said water distribution network; estimating water consumption data for said demand zones; simulating the hydraulic characteristics of the water distribution system using said estimated water consumption data and so; providing simulated pressure and flow rates within said demand zones; receiving output from sensors within said water distribution network in the form of pressure and flow rate data; correcting the simulated pressure and flow rate data within said demand zones based upon the sensor output and so; calibrating a model of the water distribution system. | 02-20-2014 |

20120265500 | Bravery - “BRAVERY” is an engineering calculation method that offers theoretical solutions rather than numerical solutions, and can be used to simulate the problems encountered in the engineering field, and subsequently to be used in engineering design. | 10-18-2012 |

20100217572 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC PATTERN RECOGNITION - The invention relates to a method for the automatic pattern recognition in a sequence of electronic data by means of a electronic data processing in a data processing system, during which the sequence of electronic data is compared with parameterised model data representing at least one sample sequence, in an analysis and where at least one sample sequence is recognised if training data is processed to a set of characteristic vectors of the same length and with the same information content, from which the parameterised model data is derived, by means of a dynamic time warping method during the formation of the parameterised model data, if it has been established during the analysis that the model data enclosed by the parameterised model data, which are allocated to at least one sample sequence, occurs with a level of similarity exceeding the similarity threshold. In addition, the invention relates to a device for automatic pattern recognition in a sequence of electronic data by means of electronic data processing with a data processing system. | 08-26-2010 |

20130262054 | COMPUTER PRODUCT, DETERMINING APPARATUS, AND DETERMINATION METHOD - A computer-readable recording medium stores a determination program that causes a computer to execute a process that includes calculating by referring to a first storing unit storing an electron density of electrons belonging to each atom in a molecule and a degree of overlap of atomic orbitals between the atoms in the molecule, an electron density between a first atom and a second atom different from the first atom respectively selected from the molecule in a structurally stable state; determining a bond type of a bond between the first and the second atoms, based on the calculated electron density and by referring to a second storing unit correlating and storing bond types representing types of bonds between atoms, and conditions for the electron density between atoms for each bond type; and outputting the determined bond type between the first and the second atoms. | 10-03-2013 |

20130262053 | PARALLEL MULTIPOINT GEOSTATISTICS SIMULATION - A method, apparatus, and program product increase the computational efficiency of a multipoint geostatistics method by parallelizing the simulation process to concurrently simulate sets of unassigned cells in a simulation grid. Values of unassigned cells in the neighborhood of the unassigned cells being simulated are predicted, and a plurality of threads are used to simulate the set of unassigned cells using the predicted values. Simulation results are used to verify predictions, and mispredicts cause ongoing simulations of other cells to be restarted using the simulation results in lieu of mispredicted values. | 10-03-2013 |

20130262051 | ORDERED MULTIPOINT GEOSTATISTICS SIMULATION USING NON-SYMMETRIC SEARCH MASK - A method, apparatus, and program product improve the computational efficiency of a multipoint geostatistics method by employing an ordered path through unassigned cells in combination with a non-symmetric search mask that excludes one or more not-yet-simulated cells from the search mask during simulation. | 10-03-2013 |

20130262049 | Method for Predicting Outputs of Photovoltaic Devices Based on Two-Dimensional Fourier Analysis and Seasonal Auto-Regression - An output of a photovoltaic (PV) device is predicted by applying Fourier analysis to historical data to obtain frequencies and a mean of the frequencies in the data. Regression analysis is applied to the data to obtain a regression coefficient. Then, the prediction is a sum of the mean at the time step and a deviation from the mean at a previous time step, wherein the means are represented and approximated by selected frequencies, and the deviation for the previous time step is weighted by the regression coefficient. | 10-03-2013 |

20100217568 | VARIATION SIMULATION SYSTEM, METHOD FOR DETERMINING VARIATIONS, APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING VARIATIONS AND PROGRAM - Disclosed is a variation simulation system including a variation analysis unit that acquires the results of statistical analysis of variations of characteristics of a plural number of target devices, a model analysis unit that acquires the results of analysis showing how the characteristics respond to variations of a parameter with respect to a model for simulation that simulates each target device, a fitting execution unit that collates the results obtained by the variation analysis unit to those obtained by the model analysis unit and determines the manner of variations of the parameter in order to reproduce the variations of each target device in accordance with the model, and a result output unit that outputs the information on the manner of variations of the parameter determined by the fitting execution unit. A transformation matrix is determined by multiplying a pseudo inverse matrix of a response matrix, a matrix made up of principal component vectors and an arbitrary unitary matrix. | 08-26-2010 |

20100211364 | ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR MODELING CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES - A system for modeling chemical reactions using analog or hybrid-analog-digital electronic circuits. The system exploits similarities between the kinetic rates of chemical reaction and the rates governing current flow in electronic devices such as bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) operating at subthreshold conditions. These devices, which accurately model the stochastics of chemical processes, can networked into large array to model chemical reaction networks, including biochemical reactions and genetic processes such as activation, induction, transcription, and translation. | 08-19-2010 |

20100299116 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OCCUPANCY ESTIMATION - An occupancy estimator calculates an occupancy estimate (x) of a region based on sensor data (z) provided by one or more sensor devices and a model-based occupancy estimate generated by an occupant traffic model (f). The occupant traffic model (f) is based on predicted movement of occupants throughout a region. The occupancy estimation system includes an occupancy estimator algorithm ( | 11-25-2010 |

20100299112 | METHOD FOR STRAIN RATE DEPENDENCE ANALYSIS - The present invention relates to a method for strain rate dependence analysis in various materials. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method for strain rate dependence analysis for polymer matrix composites (e.g., polymer composites used in the aerospace, sporting goods, and automotive industries). | 11-25-2010 |

20100299111 | Well Modeling Associated With Extraction of Hydrocarbons From Subsurface Formations - A method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbons is described. In the method, a failure mode for a well completion is identified. A numerical engineering model to describe an event that results in the failure mode is constructed. The numerical engineering model is converted into a response surface. Then, the response surface is associated with a user tool configured to provide the response surface for analysis of another well. | 11-25-2010 |

20100274539 | METHODS FOR MAPPING DATA INTO LOWER DIMENSIONS - Methods and systems for creating ensembles of hypersurfaces in high-dimensional feature spaces, and to machines and systems relating thereto. More specifically, exemplary aspects of the invention relate to methods and systems for generating supervised hypersurfaces based on user domain expertise, machine learning techniques, or other supervised learning techniques. These supervised hypersurfaces may optionally be combined with unsupervised hypersurfaces derived from unsupervised learning techniques. Lower-dimensional subspaces may be determined by the methods and systems for creating ensembles of hypersurfaces in high-dimensional feature spaces. Data may then be projected onto the lower-dimensional subspaces for use, e.g., in further data discovery, visualization for display, or database access. Also provided are tools, systems, devices, and software implementing the methods, and computers embodying the methods and/or running the software, where the methods, software, and computers utilize various aspects of the present invention relating to analyzing data. | 10-28-2010 |

20150057986 | Method For Predicting Occurrence of Microquartz In A Basin - A method, including: obtaining a grain size for amorphous silica associated with a basin and a grain size for quartz associated with the basin; obtaining kinetics of silica dissolution corresponding to the basin and quartz precipitation corresponding to the basin; determining, with a processor, a concentration of amorphous silica in water based on the grain size for amorphous silica, the grain size for quartz, and the kinetics of silica dissolution and quartz precipitation; comparing, with the processor, the concentration of amorphous silica in water to an amorphous silica saturation condition; and determining, with the processor, a presence of microquartz based on a result of the comparing. | 02-26-2015 |

20100153078 | Image processing system and method for simulating real effects of natural weather in video film - The present invention is to provide an image processing system and a method thereof implemented to a series of images in a video film of an outdoor scene, which includes: defining types of free-falling objects (such as raindrops, snowflakes or hailstones) related to natural weather; reading information of a selected type of the free-falling objects so as to randomly generate falling positions and vertical falling textures of the free-falling objects in each image; detecting a grayscale value of the image, and defining a certain region of the image where the grayscale value exceeds a predetermined grayscale value as a deposited region; simulating a deposited status of the free-falling objects in each deposited region; and integrating the vertical falling texture and the deposited status into the video film for simulating the free-falling objects in the images, so as to produce effects approximating real effects of natural weather in the video film. | 06-17-2010 |

20100274538 | PROGRAM FOR OUTPUTTING STRESS-STRAIN EQUATION AND ITS DEVICE - There is provided a model that can evaluate properties of viscoelasticity and also rubber elasticity of an elastic material. A correlation equation between stress and strain that is calculated from: a correlation equation between stress, strain, elastic modulus and relaxation time, calculated based on a Maxwell model in which an elastic element and a viscous element are placed in series; and a correlation equation between strain and elastic modulus, including different moduli depending on properties, the correlation equation between stress and strain including different moduli depending on said properties as parameters is output as a stress-strain curve formula. There is one feature in finding a correlation between the strain and the elastic modulus, and this allows a large deformation behavior of an elastic material having properties of both rubber elasticity and viscoelasticity to be expressed with high quantitative characteristics on simulation. | 10-28-2010 |

20120323541 | SEISMIC IMAGING METHOD CONSIDERING A CONTOUR OF THE SEA BOTTOM - A seismic imaging method for imaging a subsurface structure is provided. The seismic imaging method calculates a coefficient matrix of a wave equation according to a contour of the sea bottom within a global grid. This method can be used to accurately estimate signals reflected on or transmitted through the sea bottom because it accurately reflects more detailed contours of the sea bottom within the global grid. Moreover, computational overburden is minimized. | 12-20-2012 |

20120323540 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING RUBBER COMPOUND - A computerized simulation method to obtain a loss tangent of a rubber compound comprising a rubber matrix and filler particles, wherein a model of the rubber compound is generated; as deformation conditions thereof, two different values of strain are defined; deformation simulations are made under the two different values of the strain, to compute a normal strain and a shear strain of each element under each of the two different values of the strain, and to compute an energy loss of each element by the use of the computed strain; and the loss tangent of the rubber compound is computed from the sum of the energy losses of all of the elements, a strain amplitude caused by the difference between the two different values of the strain, and an elastic modulus of the rubber compound model. | 12-20-2012 |

20120323538 | Design of Curved Fiber Paths for Composite Laminates - A computational optimization process uses the variable stiffness performance of composite laminates attributed to steered fiber to guide the design of stream functions describing the fibers to build it. This design process combines a finite element-based analysis tool, failure criteria and geometry optimization to determine steered angles associated with stream functions by an optimization program to meet target performance requirements, e.g., load condition(s), and failure criteria for quasi-static or dynamic events. The fiber angle distribution and thickness buildup are computed based on the stream function. The simulated structure is analyzed using finite element analysis. The disclosed process allows the designer to impose manufacturing constraints such as fiber steering radius. | 12-20-2012 |

20140288903 | SIMULATED LOADING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOVING LOAD OF WHOLE TRAIN IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION - The present invention discloses a simulated loading method and an apparatus for moving load of a whole train in rail transportation. Multiple actuators are arranged above rail sleepers along rail direction. The rail is cut into separate rail segments, which are connected to rail sleepers via fastening systems. Based on a verified train-rail-subgrade theory model, the distribution of fastener force under the movement of a train bogie can be obtained. A simplified expression of this solution can be acquired by Gauss function fitting considering the train axle load, which is used as the input load of actuators. Each actuator performs the same dynamic excitation sequentially with a time interval along the train moving direction. Therefore, moving load of different vehicle types at different train speeds can be simulated. The present invention provides a reliable and convenient test method and an apparatus for research of developing infrastructures of rail transportation. | 09-25-2014 |

20130006594 | METHOD FOR JOINT MODELING OF MEAN AND DISPERSION - The present invention describes a system and a computer program product for joint modeling of a mean and dispersion of data. A computing system derives a loss function taking into account distributional requirements over the data. The computing system represents separate regression functions for the mean and the dispersion as stagewise expansion forms. At this time, the stagewise expansion forms include undetermined scalar coefficients and undetermined basis functions. Then, the computing system chooses the basis functions that maximally correlate with a corresponding steepest-descent gradient direction of the loss function. The computing system obtains the scalar coefficients based on a single step of Newton iteration. The computing system completes the regression functions based on the chosen basis functions and obtained scalar coefficients. | 01-03-2013 |

20130006593 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING MAGNETIC MATERIAL - A method for simulating a magnetic material includes: repeatedly performing a first process and a second process until the change of magnetization and a static magnetic field converges, the first process being to calculate a distribution of the magnetization and an average magnetization in a magnetic material model of micromagnetics, and the second process being to assign the magnetic material model of the micromagnetics to each mesh included in another magnetic material model, calculate the static magnetic field of the another magnetic material model using the calculated average magnetization, and return the calculated static magnetic field to the calculation of the distribution of the magnetization; generating a hysteresis loop of each mesh included in the another magnetic material model based on the calculated average magnetization and the calculated static magnetic field, and calculating a hysteresis loss of the another magnetic material model from an area of the generated hysteresis loop. | 01-03-2013 |

20130006591 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A GEOSTATISTICAL MODEL OF A GEOLOGICAL VOLUME OF INTEREST THAT IS CONSTRAINED BY A PROCESS-BASED MODEL OF THE GEOLOGICAL VOLUME OF INTEREST - A process-based model of a geological volume of interest is generated. The process-based model is conditioned with conditioning information associated with the geological volume of interest. Statistics are generated from the process-based model that represent parameters of the geological volume of interest locally. These statistics are used to constrain one or more geostatistical models of the geological volume of interest. | 01-03-2013 |

20100211365 | BOREHOLE SEISMIC INVERSION IN ANISOTROPIC FORMATION - A method of simulating a borehole acoustic response in an anisotropic formation of the crust of the earth, the method comprising: formulating a geometric model of the formation, the geometric model comprising a plurality of layers definable in a cylindrical coordinate system defined by an axial direction normal to each of the layers, a radial direction relative to the axial direction, and a circumferential direction relative to the axial direction; formulating a computational model of wave propagation in the formation, the computational model comprising one or more field variables and a wave equation describing a behaviour of the one or more field variables, wherein the one or more field variables are represented as respective Fourier series expansions of π-periodic harmonics in the circumferential direction, and numerically solving the computational model. | 08-19-2010 |

20140207430 | ANALYSIS OF SURFACE NETWORKS FOR FLUIDS - A method can include building a network model that represents a production system for fluid, assigning equations to sub-networks in the network model where at least one of the sub-networks is assigned equations formulated for solving for enthalpy implicitly or temperature implicitly, providing data, transferring the data to the network model and simulating physical phenomena associated with the production system using the network model to provide simulation results. Various other technologies, techniques, etc., are also disclosed. | 07-24-2014 |

20140207429 | METHODS OF DEVELOPING A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF DYNAMICS OF A VEHICLE FOR USE IN A COMPUTER-CONTROLLED VEHICLE SIMULATOR - A method of developing a mathematical model of dynamics of a vehicle for use in a computer-controlled simulation, comprising: selecting a coefficient of a state-space model mathematically modelling the dynamics of the vehicle, the selected coefficient having a value for a predetermined state of the vehicle; and varying, a parameter of a physically-based computerized model mathematically modelling the dynamics of the vehicle, the parameter related to at least one of physical characteristics of the vehicle and phenomena influencing the dynamics of the vehicle, to improve the accuracy of the physically-based model via computer-implemented numerical optimization, the computer-implemented numerical optimization targeting the coefficient of the state-space model such that the difference between a value predicted by the physically-based model and the value of the coefficient of the state-space model for the predetermined vehicle state is within a predetermined range. | 07-24-2014 |

20140207426 | SIMULATION OF PHENOMENA CHARACTERIZED BY PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS - Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture for simulating a physical phenomenon characterized by a set of partial differential equations that are reduced based on harmonic time dependence. The system of linear equations represent an operation in the differential equations, and are characterized by a coefficient matrix multiplied by an unknown column vector, with the product thereof being equal to a column vector. The system of linear equations is solved using at least one of three sets of operations. | 07-24-2014 |

20140365189 | SIMPLIFIED METHOD FOR ROBUST ESTIMATION OF PARAMETER VALUES - A method for estimating parameter values includes acquiring image data with an imaging apparatus, deriving a parameter model function from the image data, generating a N-dimensional grid, wherein N is a number of values of one or more non-linear terms of the derived model function, pre-calculating the one or more non-linear terms given the parameter model function and the designated values of the non-linear parameters, calculating one or more remaining model terms of the parameter model function, and displaying at least one of the one or more non-linear terms and remaining linear model terms. | 12-11-2014 |

20100131249 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING VERIFICATION OF LEAKAGE CURRENT DISTRIBUTION - A leakage current distribution verification support method includes a process including obtaining the estimated number L of cells in the custom macro circuit and the first arithmetic expression including a polynomial with a term having a common parameter α representing variations arising from each cell in the custom macro circuit and with a term having a parameter β representing variations arising from the entirety of the custom macro circuit, generating a second arithmetic expression including a polynomial with a term having a parameter α | 05-27-2010 |

20120316845 | Systems and Methods for Distributed Calculation of Fatigue-Risk Prediction and Optimization - Distributed computing methods and systems are disclosed, wherein intensive fatigue-risk calculations are partitioned according to available computing resources, parameters of the fatigue-risk calculation, time-sensitive user demands, and the like. Methods are disclosed wherein execution-cost functions are used to allocate accessible computing resources. Additional methods include partitioning calculation tasks by user-prioritized needs and by general mathematical features of the calculations themselves. Included herein are methods to calculate only prediction-maximum likelihoods instead of full probability distributions, to calculate prediction likelihoods using Bayesian prediction techniques (instead of full re-tabulation of all data), to collate interim results of fatigue-risk calculations where serial results can be appropriately collated (e.g., serial time-slice independence of the cumulative task involved), to use simplified (e.g., linear, first-order) approximations of richer models of fatigue prediction, to assign user-identified priorities to each computational task within a plurality of such requests, and the like. | 12-13-2012 |

20100057413 | INDIRECT-ERROR-BASED, DYNAMIC UPSCALING OF MULTI-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA - Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for an upscaling approach based on dynamic simulation of a given model. A system and method can be configured such that the accuracy of the upscaled model is continuously monitored via indirect error measures. If the indirect error measures are bigger than a specified tolerance, the upscaled model is dynamically updated with approximate fine-scale information that is reconstructed by a multi-scale finite volume method. Upscaling of multi-phase flow can include flow information in the underlying fine-scale. Adaptive prolongation and restriction operators are applied for flow and transport equations in constructing an approximate fine-scale solution. | 03-04-2010 |

20130166260 | Distributed Internet Protocol Network Analysis Model with Real Time Response Performance - A system for generating a network analysis model is provided. The system comprises a text-based model definition file representing analysis flow and a hierarchical analysis tree; an analysis function block library comprising a plurality of analysis nodes in an analysis model definition, wherein each of the analysis nodes comprises at least one reusable analysis block; and a code generator that automatically generates code to implement the analysis model from the analysis function block library by parsing the model definition file. | 06-27-2013 |

20130166261 | SPECIFICITY QUANTIFICATION OF BIOMOLECULAR RECOGNITION AND ITS APPLICATION FOR DRUG DISCOVERY - A novel scoring function called SPA takes account of both specificity and affinity of highly efficient and specific protein-ligand binding. The method to develop SPA is based on the funneled energy landscape theory and employs affinity and specificity of biomolecular interactions. The quantified specificity of the native protein-ligand complex, which discriminates against “non-native” binding modes, and the affinity prediction are simultaneously optimized during the development. SPA is obtained by maximizing the specificity and affinity prediction of a large training set of “native” protein-ligand complexes with known structures and affinities. SPA can be employed to discriminate drugs from the diversity set, or to discriminate selective drugs from non-selective drugs. The remarkable performance of SPA makes it promising to be implemented in the docking software and widely applied in virtual screening for seeking the lead compounds. | 06-27-2013 |

20130166259 | SYSTEM LINEARIZATION - A method for linearizing a non-linear system element includes acquiring data representing inputs and corresponding outputs of the non-linear system element. A model parameter estimation procedure is applied to the acquired data to determine model parameters of a model characterizing input-output characteristics of the non-linear element. An input signal representing a desired output signal of the non-linear element is accepted and processed to form a modified input signal according to the determined model parameters. The processing includes, for each of a series of successive samples of the input signal, applying an iterative procedure to determining a sample of the modified input signal according to a predicted output of the model of the non-linear element. The modified input signal is provided for application to the input of the non-linear element. | 06-27-2013 |

20110161061 | COLLISION SIMULATION METHOD OF THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT - A collision simulation method of a three dimensional (3D) object is provided, wherein the 3D object is composed of a plurality of polygonal meshes. First, a collision between the polygonal meshes and an object is detected. When one of the polygonal meshes is collided by the object, at least one virtual vertex is generated at a first position where the polygonal mesh is collided by the object, wherein the polygonal mesh includes a plurality of vertexes. Then, the virtual vertex is connected to the vertexes to form a plurality of sub meshes. Next, a force between the object and the virtual vertex is calculated to update the first position of the virtual vertex into a second position. After that, forces between the virtual vertex and the vertexes are calculated according to the second position of the virtual vertex so as to update the positions of the vertexes. | 06-30-2011 |

20110161059 | Method for Constructing a Gray-Box Model of a System Using Subspace System Identification - A gray-box model of a system is constructed by specifying constraints for the system and applying subspace system identification to inputs and outputs of the system to determine system matrices and system state sequences for the system. A transformation matrix that satisfy the constraints from the system matrices and the system state sequences is determined, wherein the transformation matrix defines parameters of the gray-box model. | 06-30-2011 |

20150066445 | GENERATING A SMOOTH GRID FOR SIMULATING FLUID FLOW IN A WELL SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT - In some aspects, a grid-point-spacing ratio is computed for a one-dimensional fluid flow model. The one-dimensional fluid flow model represents a flow path for well system fluid in a subterranean region, and the grid-point-spacing ratio is computed based on a parameter of the flow path. Grid points for the one-dimensional flow model are generated based on the grid-point-spacing ratio. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066452 | Determining Fracturing Rheological Behavior of Fracturing Fluids - In one example of determining fracturing rheological behavior of fracturing fluids, a reference viscosity and fluid properties of a fracturing fluid are received. A fracturing rheological behavior of the fracturing fluid is modeled using a fluid model that models the fracturing rheological behavior of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids based, in part, on the received reference viscosity and the received fluid properties of the fracturing fluid. The fracturing rheological behavior of the fracturing fluid is provided. If a fracturing fluid is a mixture of two or more fracturing fluids, then a rheological behavior of the mixture is modeled based on a mixing rheological model. The fracturing rheological behavior of the mixture is then modeled based on the rheological behavior modeled by the mixing rheological model. | 03-05-2015 |

20130124161 | METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A GEOLOGICAL MODEL COMPRISING SETTING A DEPOSITIONAL POSITION OF STRATIGRAPHIC UNITS - Method of constructing a geological for setting a depositional position of a stratigraphic unit. A depositional position of the stratigraphic unit is set with respect to a reference surface, to define a depositional space. The stratigraphic unit in depositional position is then calibrated to superimpose it on the initial stratigraphic unit. The wells are then positioned in this depositional space. A regular Cartesian grid is superimposed on the stratigraphic unit with a depositional position which is filled with property values characterizing the underground formation modelled by a geostatistical simulation. The values assigned to the cells of the grid are transferred to the cells of the stratigraphic mesh. | 05-16-2013 |

20120232865 | Systems and Methods for the Quantitative Estimate of Production-Forecast Uncertainty - Systems and methods for updating posterior geological models by integrating various reservoir data to support dynamic-quantitative data-inversion, stochastic-uncertainty-management and smart reservoir-management. | 09-13-2012 |

20130238294 | GLOBAL SOLUTIONS OF SMART BUILDING-GRID ENERGY MANAGEMENT MODELS - According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for optimizing a cost of electric power generation in a smart site energy management model, including providing a cost function that models a smart building-grid energy system of a plurality of buildings on a site interconnected with electric power grid energy resources and constraints due to a building model, an electric grid model, and a building-grid interface model, where decision variables for each of the building model, the electric grid model, and the building-grid interface model are box-constrained, and minimizing the cost function subject to the building model constraints, the electric grid model constraints, and building-grid interface model constraints. | 09-12-2013 |

20130238293 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATING PLASTIC MATERIAL FLOWING THROUGH EXTRUDING CHANNEL - A computerized method for simulating a plastic material flowing through an extruding channel comprises a step of making a flow calculation. The flow calculation includes: a primary calculation based on the plastic material model provided with a viscosity which is constant; a secondary calculation based on the plastic material model which is provided with a viscosity having a shear-velocity dependency or alternatively a temperature dependency, and whose initial values are set to those of the material model calculated in the primary calculation step; and a third calculation based on the material model which is provided with a viscosity having both of the shear-velocity dependency and the temperature dependency, and whose initial values are set to those of the material model calculated in the secondary calculation step. | 09-12-2013 |

20120232858 | Material property distribution determination for fatigue life calculation using dendrite arm spacing and porosity-based models - A method to predict a distribution of material properties of a cast component. In one form, the method includes accepting at least one of dendrite arm spacing data and porosity data that have been previously determined, as well as accepting casting geometry data and structural analysis geometric data, calculating material properties of the casting based on one or both of dendrite arm spacing data and porosity data at each of the various nodes within the casting FEA or FD mesh and mapping the calculated material properties to the various nodes of the finished part FEA mesh. The method may be used as a basis for conducting fatigue or a related durability analysis on the component. | 09-13-2012 |

20130197884 | Method and System for Advanced Measurements Computation and Therapy Planning from Medical Data and Images Using a Multi-Physics Fluid-Solid Heart Model - Method and system for computation of advanced heart measurements from medical images and data; and therapy planning using a patient-specific multi-physics fluid-solid heart model is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical model of the left and right ventricles is generated from medical image patient data. A patient-specific computational heart model is generated based on the patient-specific anatomical model of the left and right ventricles and patient-specific clinical data. The computational model includes biomechanics, electrophysiology and hemodynamics. To generate the patient-specific computational heart model, initial patient-specific parameters of an electrophysiology model, initial patient-specific parameters of a biomechanics model, and initial patient-specific computational fluid dynamics (CFD) boundary conditions are marginally estimated. A coupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulation is performed using the initial patient-specific parameters, and the initial patient-specific parameters are refined based on the coupled FSI simulation. The estimated model parameters then constitute new advanced measurements that can be used for decision making. | 08-01-2013 |

20130197883 | CREATING A SYSTEM EQUILIBRIUM VIA UNKNOWN FORCE(S) - A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to solve a not-statically determinate modeling system. A free body diagram (FBD) with a degree of freedom (DOF) greater than zero is obtained. For each beam in the FBD that has more than one DOF, a point of beam that is movable is discovered. A variable force is applied at the point. A DOF of the FBD is determined based on the application of the variable force. Based on the determining, a size of the variable force that places the FBD in equilibrium is computed. | 08-01-2013 |

20130197881 | Method and System for Patient Specific Planning of Cardiac Therapies on Preoperative Clinical Data and Medical Images - A method and system for patient-specific planning of cardiac therapy, such as cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), based on preoperative clinical data and medical images, such as ECG data, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and ultrasound data, is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical model of the left and right ventricles is generated from medical image data of a patient. A patient-specific computational heart model, which comprises cardiac electrophysiology, biomechanics and hemodynamics, is generated based on the patient-specific anatomical model of the left and right ventricles and clinical data. Simulations of cardiac therapies, such as CRT at one or more anatomical locations are performed using the patient-specific computational heart model. Changes in clinical cardiac parameters are then computed from the patient-specific model, constituting predictors of therapy outcome useful for therapy planning and optimization. | 08-01-2013 |

20130197876 | KBH Vehicle Weight Efficiency Formula - The simplest possible description of the KBH Vehicle Weight Efficiency Formula might be that of a combination of a weight-per-square-unit parameter with a power-to-weight-ratio parameter. However, the manner in which these two parameters are combined is original logic and the result is an application as a vehicle weight efficiency index value. | 08-01-2013 |

20140214378 | SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION DEVICE - A simulation device includes a deformation unit and a calculation unit. The deformation unit deforms a spherical potential region of each of a plurality of particles when a deformable continuum is represented by the plurality of particles into an ellipsoidal potential region based on the amount of deformation of each of the plurality of particles. The calculation unit calculates reaction force between the particles based on the potential region of each of the plurality of particles deformed into the ellipsoidal shape. | 07-31-2014 |

20110004454 | STATISTICAL METHOD FOR ANALYZING THE PERFORMANCE OF OILFIELD EQUIPMENT - A statistical methodology is disclosed to provide time-to-event estimates for oilfield equipment. A method according to the present invention extracts unbiased information from equipment performance data and considers parameters interactions without recourse to data thinning. The analysis explicitly accounts for items of equipment that are still operational at the time of analysis. A method according to the present invention may also be utilized to apply survival analysis to any oilfield equipment components where time-to-event information has been recorded. The method of the present invention allows comparative reckoning between different components present in the system comprising several or many individual components and allows analysis of these components either individually or simultaneously, i.e., in the presence of other components. | 01-06-2011 |

20100121616 | SPRAY NOZZLE CONFIGURATION AND MODELING SYSTEM - A spray injection analysis and nozzle configuration system is described having a user input unit that collects spray system input parameters and relays the collected parameters to a fluid performance matching unit and/or problem geometry unit for subsequent processing. The user inputs basic system parameters, including the desired spray fluid characteristics, to obtain suggested system configuration, including spray nozzle types and quantities. Accuracy of suggested spray nozzle type and configuration is increased via approximating the viscosity and/or surface tension parameters of the desired spray fluid with that of collected performance data. When a user already knows the desired spray nozzle type and associated system parameters, the user input unit routes this information to the problem geometry unit for creation of a problem geometry file, including calculation of the drop size distribution and spray velocity, and performance modeling via the fluid modeling unit. | 05-13-2010 |

20100121622 | Systems and Methods for Computing and Validating a Variogram Model - Systems and methods for computing a variogram model, which utilize a variogram map and a rose diagram to compute the variogram model. The variogram model may be validated in real-time to provide immediate feedback without the need to interpolate or simulate the real data. | 05-13-2010 |

20100121621 | FRACTURE PREDICTION METHOD, PROCESSING DEVICE, PROGRAM PRODUCT AND RECORDING MEDIUM - When discretizing an analysis target part into plural elements and performing analysis, sheet thickness reduction rate or maximum principal strain at an equivalent position including a same element is compared by either a manner of combining two adjacent elements after the analysis or a manner of changing an element discretization size with two types and performing the analysis, and the element where the difference is large is extracted as a fracture risk portion. | 05-13-2010 |

20100121615 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTING CUMULATIVE DENSITIES OF DATA REPRESENTED BY GAUSSIAN DISTRIBUTIONS - Probability densities are calculated. According to an example embodiment, a Gaussian probability density is computed for a set of data representing a multivariate Gaussian distribution (Gaussian) by matching moments of truncated distributions. A distribution is projected onto dimensions of the set of data to generate cavity-local Gaussians. For the set of data, site-local univariate Gaussians are selected so that the moments match cavity-local univariate Gaussians (the moments of the product of the cavity-local Gaussians and the selected site-local univariate Gaussians, match the moments of the product of the cavity-local Gaussians and the cavity-local truncations). The selected site-local univariate Gaussians are aggregated globally to form a new global Gaussian. | 05-13-2010 |

20130204590 | SPECTRAL SIMULATION METHOD DURING NOISE TESTING FOR A MAGNETIC HEAD, AND NOISE-TESTING METHOD FOR A MAGNETIC HEAD BY USING THE SAME - A spectral simulation method during a noise testing for a magnetic head, includes steps of (a1) detecting several first noise profiles for several magnetic head samples under a first frequency bandwidth range by a dynamic testing machine; (b1) separating each first noise profile into at least two noise curves including a first noise curve and a second noise curve at a predetermined frequency bandwidth, wherein the first noise curve has a frequency bandwidth range lower than that of the second noise curve; (c1) fitting several mathematical equations according to the second noise curves; and (d1) establishing a correlative equation among the mathematical equations, so as to simulate the second noise curve for each magnetic head. The present invention can simulate a second noise curve of the noise profile in a higher frequency bandwidth and establishing the correlative equation according to the second noise curve. | 08-08-2013 |

20130204592 | Structural Health Monitoring Systems And Methods - Systems and methods of discovering damages in structures, systems and methods of modeling how a structure will behave once damage has been discovered, and a structure that does not change it natural frequency if there is loss or addition of mass or stiffness in the structure. | 08-08-2013 |

20130204591 | Method of Modeling Cloud Point of a Mixture of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters using a Modified UNIFAC Model and a System Therefor - A method for predicting onset of liquid phase to solid phase transition of a mixture including a plurality of fatty acid methyl esters components. The method includes identifying chemical and molecular structure of each component of the mixture, calculating activity coefficients for each component in a liquid phase and a solid phase, calculating chemical potential for each component in the liquid phase and in the solid phase at a predetermined temperature and a predetermined pressure, and calculating the cloud point of the mixture. A system for carrying out the method is also disclosed. | 08-08-2013 |

20130204587 | ENHANCED SEQUENTIAL METHOD FOR SOLVING PRESSURE/FLOW NETWORK PARAMETERS IN A REAL-TIME DISTRIBUTED INDUSTRIAL PROCESS SIMULATION SYSTEM - A pressure and flow calculation technique can be used in a distributed process network simulation system that uses the sequential solving method to perform better or faster simulations of a process flow, especially with respect to process junction nodes at which flow either converges or diverges. The pressure and flow variable determination technique uses a grouped node identification technique that identifies a local set of nodes for each junction node of the process network to use when solving for the pressure at the junction node, a grouped node iteration technique that uses the grouped set of nodes at each junction node to perform iterative pressure calculations at the junction node, and a flow-based pressure calibration technique at each junction node to enable the system to perform highly accurate pressure and flow variable determination at each junction node in real-time. | 08-08-2013 |

20130204594 | Lithography Model For 3D Resist Profile Simulations - Described herein is a method for simulating a three-dimensional spatial intensity distribution of radiation formed within a resist layer on a substrate resulting from an incident radiation, the method comprising: calculating an incoherent sum of forward propagating radiation in the resist layer and backward propagating radiation in the resist layer; calculating an interference of the forward propagating radiation in the resist layer and the backward propagating radiation in the resist layer; and calculating the three-dimensional spatial intensity distribution of radiation from the incoherent sum and the interference. | 08-08-2013 |

20130173239 | GENERATING DEVICE FOR CALCULATION DATA, GENERATING METHOD FOR CALCULATION DATA, AND GENERATING PROGRAM FOR CALCULATION DATA - Provided are a section for defining voxel data obtained by dividing an analysis domain including an object into plural rectangular parallelepipeds, giving voxel attributes to respective voxels, and storing the voxel attributes in a voxel data storage section; a section for generating initial point data which are smaller in number than the voxels using center points of the voxels, and storing the generated initial point data in an initial point data storage section; a section for defining divisional regions which are plural ones of the voxels based on the voxel attributes and the initial point data, and storing divisional region data of the defined divisional regions in divisional region data storage section; and a section for generating boundary surface data of each divisional region on the basis of the divisional region data, and storing the generated boundary surface data in calculation data storage section as calculation data. | 07-04-2013 |

20100030534 | METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SIMULATING BEHAVIOUR OF THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEMS - A method and system thereof for simulating behaviour of a thermodynamic system over time, including a momentum refreshment process and a conservative dynamics process, where the momentum refreshment process includes partially refreshing a momentum to define refreshed momentum by considering solutions for a starting momentum determined by a numerical implementation for integrating a generating linear differential equation. | 02-04-2010 |

20100030529 | SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION DEVICE - A large-scale sound system or communication system is numerically and stably identified. When an input signal is represented by the M(≦N)-th order AR model, high-speed H | 02-04-2010 |

20130191087 | METHOD OF CALCULATING DYNAMIC PRESSURE AT THE LEVEL OF AN AIRCRAFT SURFACE - The invention is aimed at a method simulating the aerodynamic flow around an aircraft, so as to detect the aerodynamic loads exerted on a predetermined surface of the aircraft. The method includes a phase of determining a value denoted QA of global dynamic pressure at the level of the predetermined surface of the aircraft. The method includes steps of carrying out simulations of aerodynamic flow around the predetermined surface of the aircraft for given environmental conditions, on the basis of a mesh produced around the shape of the aircraft, determining a local dynamic pressure qA around the predetermined surface of the aircraft, and then calculating the global dynamic pressure QA. | 07-25-2013 |

20130179130 | METHOD OF SIMULTANEOUS IMAGING OF DIFFERENT PHYSICAL PROPERTIES USING JOINT INVERSION OF MULTIPLE DATASETS - A method for the simultaneous imaging of different physical properties of an examined medium from the simultaneous joint inversion of multiple datasets of physical field measurements is described. The method introduces Gramian spaces of model parameters and/or their transforms, and Gramian constraints computed as the determinants of the corresponding Gram matrices of the model parameters and/or their transforms. Gramian constraints are introduced as additional regularization terms, and their minimization enforces the correlation between different model parameters and/or their transforms. The method does not require a priori knowledge about specific analytical or empirical or statistical correlations between the different model parameters and/or their attributes, nor does the method require a priori knowledge about specific geometric correlations between different model parameters and/or their attributes. The method is a generalized in that it can be applied to the simultaneous joint inversion of any number and combination of physical field measurements. | 07-11-2013 |

20120209576 | NUCLEAR-CHARACTERISTIC CALCULATING PROGRAM AND ANALYZING APPARATUS - [Problem to be Solved] To provide a nuclear-characteristic calculating program that can suppress an increase of calculation time without degrading calculation accuracy when calculating a nuclear characteristic of a fuel rod that contains burnable poison. | 08-16-2012 |

20140222402 | Systems and Methods for X-Ray Source Weight Reduction - The present specification discloses an X-ray scanning system having a shield surrounding an X-ray source of an X-ray inspection system, the shield comprising a first material or a combination of the first material and a second material; and a thickness that keeps a radiation dose below a predefined limit at a plurality of locations on a boundary of a defined exclusion zone, wherein the plurality of locations change as the X-ray source moves in a scan direction, and wherein the thickness of the shield varies non-uniformly as a function of a plurality of angles of radiation. In another embodiment, the shield comprises a first inner material and a second outer material; and a thickness and a contour that keeps a radiation dose below a predefined limit at a plurality of locations on a boundary of a defined exclusion zone, wherein the plurality of locations change as the X-ray source moves in a scan direction, and wherein the thickness and contour of the shield varies non-uniformly as a function of a plurality of angles of radiation. | 08-07-2014 |

20120209575 | Method and System for Model Validation for Dynamic Systems Using Bayesian Principal Component Analysis - A method and system for assessing the accuracy and validity of a computer model constructed to simulate a multivariate complex dynamic system. The method and system exploit a probabilistic principal component analysis method along with Bayesian statistics, thereby taking into account the uncertainty and the multivariate correlation in multiple response quantities. It enables a system analyst to objectively quantify the confidence of computer models/simulations, thus providing rational, objective decision-making support for model assessment. The validation methodology has broad applications for models of any type of dynamic system. In a disclosed example, it is used in a vehicle safety application. | 08-16-2012 |

20130185037 | System for Modelling the Conversion of Lignocellulosic Materials - A system for modelling the conversion of crystalline insoluble cellulose to ethanol is provided which includes a processor configured to calculate the production rate for ethanol based on a number of inputs and as a function of specific equations. The system can form part of a control system for controlling the operation of a plant which produces ethanol from cellulose. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185032 | DETERMINING AN ELASTIC MODEL FOR A GEOLOGIC REGION - A technique includes determining at least one impulse response of a modeling and migration of at least one point scatterer in a target structure and based at least in part on the impulse response(s) and a reflection amplitude image, determining a model for at least part of the target structure. | 07-18-2013 |

20130185029 | Numerically simulating structural behaviors of a product using explicit finite element analysis with a mass scaling enhanced subcycling technique - Methods and systems for numerically simulating structural behaviors of a product using explicit FEA with a mass scaling enhanced subcycling technique are disclosed. A FEA model of the product defined by a plurality of nodes and finite elements is received. A critical time step size is calculated for each finite element and then assigned to associated nodes. Elements are partitioned into N element groups with first group requiring minimum time step size Δt | 07-18-2013 |

20100004907 | Methods of Optimizing Chromatographic Separation of Polypeptides - Described are methods for determination of peptide specific parameter(s) of a mixture comprising a target peptide and a related impurity (or impurities) to be used in a simulation model of chromatographic separation using mathematical model(s). Also described are chromatographic simulation methods using above determined parameters, as well as computer systems and computer programs for performing one or more of the above method(s). | 01-07-2010 |

20160124906 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REPRESENTING A DEGREE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION USING A LIMITED NUMBER OF SYMBOLS - Method of creating a computerized model for computing values representative of traffic congestion in respect of a geographic area for use in representing a degree of traffic congestion in the geographic area using a limited number of symbols, comprising: retrieving, in respect of roads within geographic area, historical traffic data and values representative of traffic congestion; deriving a computerized model for computing values representative of traffic congestion in respect of roads within the geographic area based on the retrieved information. Method of representing a degree of traffic congestion in a geographic area using a limited number of symbols, comprising: receiving recent traffic and weather data including one of recent average vehicle speed and recent average vehicle transit time and two of temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, and cloud cover; and computing a value representative of traffic congestion using the recent traffic and weather data and a trained artificial neural network. | 05-05-2016 |

20140222398 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DOUBLE-INTEGRATION ORTHOGONAL SPACE TEMPERING - The orthogonal space random walk (OSRW) algorithm is generalized to be the orthogonal space tempering (OST) method via the introduction of the orthogonal space sampling temperature. A double-integration recursion method enables practically efficient and robust OST free energy calculations, augmented by a θ-dynamics approach. The double-integration OST method performs alchemical free energy simulations, to calculate the free energy difference between benzyl phosphonate and difluorobenzyl phosphonate in aqueous solution, to estimate the solvation free energy of the octanol molecule, and to predict the nontrivial Barnase-Barstar binding affinity change induced by the Barnase N58A mutation. The DI-OST method robustly enables practically efficient free energy predictions, particularly when strongly coupled slow environmental transitions are involved. A classical set of p38α MAP Kinase inhibitors are also employed as a test bed for evaluating relative binding affinity calculation methods. Throughout the molecular dynamics (MD) sampling no human intervention was involved | 08-07-2014 |

20140222393 | Modeling Subterranean Rock Blocks In An Injection Treatment Simulation - Systems, methods, and software can be used to simulate a fracture treatment. In some aspects, physically separate rock blocks of a subterranean zone are modeled by separate block models. The block model for each physically separate rock block represents intra-block mechanics of the rock block, for example, as a group of discrete block elements. Interactions between adjacent pairs of the rock blocks are modeled by separate joint models. The joint model for each adjacent pair of rock blocks represents inter-block mechanics between the adjacent rock blocks, for example, as pre-defined joints. The block models and joint models are used to simulate an injection treatment of the subterranean zone. | 08-07-2014 |

20130211798 | ANALYTIC METHOD OF FUEL CONSUMPTION OPTIMIZED HYBRID CONCEPT FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEMS - A method a system and method for optimizing the power distribution between a fuel cell stack and a high voltage battery in a fuel cell vehicle. The method includes defining a virtual battery hydrogen power for the battery that is based on a relationship between a battery power request from the battery and an efficiency of the battery and defining a virtual stack hydrogen power for the fuel cell stack that is based on a relationship between a stack power request from the fuel cell stack and an efficiency of the fuel cell stack. The virtual battery hydrogen power and the virtual stack hydrogen power are converted into polynomial equations and added together to provide a combined power polynomial equation. The combined power polynomial equation is solved to determine a minimum of the fuel cell stack power request by setting a derivative of the virtual stack hydrogen power to zero. | 08-15-2013 |

20100121623 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONSTRUCTING AND USING A SUBTERRANEAN GEOMECHANICS MODEL SPANNING LOCAL TO ZONAL SCALE IN COMPLEX GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS - In an exemplary embodiment, a method and system is disclosed for developing a subterranean geomechanics model of a complex geological environment. The method can include estimating a pore pressure field, a stress field, a geomechanics property field, and a geological structure field from a geological concept model; geostatistically interpolating vectors and tensors from the estimated fields; and combining the results from the estimated fields and the geostatistically interpolated vectors and tensors to derive a geostatistical geomechanical model of the geological environment. | 05-13-2010 |

20100030530 | METHOD OF SEARCHING FOR LIGAND - Disclosed is a method of searching for a ligand capable of binding to a target biomacromolecule, comprising the step of: | 02-04-2010 |

20100198568 | LOW VIBRATION RECTIFICATION INA CLOSED-LOOP, IN-PLANE MEMS DEVICE - A method for a geometry of a lateral comb drive for an in-plane, electrostatic force feedback, closed-loop, micromachined accelerometer or closed-loop Coriolis rate gyroscope device, or closed-loop capacitive pressure or force measuring device. When vibration is applied to the device, the error in the time-average output, which is vibration rectification error, due to this input vibration is minimized or eliminated. The geometry resulting from practice of the present invention is space-efficient because drive force is maximized while vibration rectification is minimized or eliminated. | 08-05-2010 |

20100036649 | ACOUSTIC MODELING METHOD - A cross-spectral correlation function of a structure may be determined by providing a finite element model of the structure having a plurality of elements each having a centroid. A plurality of composite centroids may be determined wherein each one of the composite centroids is based on at least one of the elements. The cross-spectral correlation function between at least one pair of the elements in the finite element model may be assigned to be the cross-spectral correlation function of the composite centroids that include the centroids of the elements. If the pair of elements is included in the same composite centroid, then the cross-spectral correlation function between the elements is assigned to be the autocorrelation function of the composite centroid that includes the pair of elements. | 02-11-2010 |

20100121617 | Concept for Realistic Simulation of a Frequency Spectrum - An apparatus for simulating a signal composed of a plurality of individual signals from respective signal locations at a simulation location, having a provider for providing the plurality of individual signals in the time domain, a transformer for transforming the individual signals to the frequency domain, a processor for processing the individual signals transformed to the frequency domain each depending on a signal channel existing between the simulation location and the respective signal location, a combiner for combining the processed individual signals transformed to the frequency domain to a combined signal, and a transformer for transforming the combined signal to the time domain for generating the simulated combined signal at the simulation location. | 05-13-2010 |

20160098499 | CONTACT MODELING BETWEEN OBJECTS - To deal with lightweight and other gear modification in contact modeling, the compliance of the gear is refined for the simulation. The compliance of the teeth of the gear due to contact is separated into bulk and local contact compliance. The bulk compliance accounts for the web variation and is pre-calculated to reduce processing time during simulation. The local compliance is treated quasi-statically to limit time integration during the simulation. One or more of other possible features are included in the simulation, such as calculating compliance resulting from contact of one gear with multiple objects instead of just one pair of gears, neglecting compliance of a stiff gears, accounting for coupling between successive teeth pairs without bulk compliance calculation in the simulation, accounting for gear blank geometry, accounting for a dynamic response of the gear flexibility by assuming that only a part of the gear bulk compliance responds quasi-statically, and modeling non-wheel like shapes for the gear. | 04-07-2016 |

20140365187 | WIND FARM PREDICTION OF POTENTIAL AND ACTUAL POWER GENERATION - A system and method is disclosed for calculating potential power generation for a wind farm, the wind farm including a plurality of wind turbines. The system and method include measuring the power generated by the wind farm; acquiring turbine data from at least a subset of the plurality of wind turbines, the wind turbine data including local wind speed and power generated at the local wind speed; acquiring wind resource data for the wind farm, the wind resource data including wind speed; generating a power curve from the turbine data and the wind resource data, the power curve plotting the relationship between wind speed and power generated; calculating power lost due to availability, subcurve, and curtailment, the power loss calculated for at least said subset of turbines; and aggregating the power lost in order to determine an aggregate power loss for the wind farm. | 12-11-2014 |

20140365186 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOAD BALANCING FOR PARALLEL COMPUTATIONS ON STRUCTURED MULTI-BLOCK MESHES IN CFD - A system and method for performing load balancing for parallel computations on structured multi-block meshes in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are disclosed. In one example, a numerical computing workload of each node in each block of a structured multi-block mesh is determined based on CFD properties, such as common operations, flow physics, mesh connectivity and the like. A numerical computing workload of each block is then determined based on the determined numerical computing workload of each node. Each block in the structured multi-block mesh is then assigned for numerical computing to one of a plurality of processors based on the determined numerical computing workload for load balancing. | 12-11-2014 |

20140278303 | METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DYNAMIC MODEL IDENTIFICATION FOR MONITORING AND CONTROL OF DYNAMIC MACHINES WITH VARIABLE STRUCTURE OR VARIABLE OPERATION CONDITIONS - A method and system for identification of nonlinear parameter-varying systems via canonical variate analysis. Various implementations of these methods and systems may be implemented on various platforms and may include and of a variety of applications and physical implementations. | 09-18-2014 |

20100153077 | Method And System For Analysis And Shape Optimization Of Physical Structures Using A Computerized Algebraic Dual Representation Implicit Dimensional Reduction - A method and system for simulating and analyzing the behavior of a structural component of a computerized model in response to a simulated event to determine an optimized shape for the component is disclosed. The shape is optimized using an implicit dimensional reduction rather than an explicit geometric replacement by discarding data of a 3D discretization that has little or no bearing on the performance of the component to a simulated event. The reduced dataset is then collapsed onto a lower dimension projection that is applied over a force vector that is representative of the simulated event to determine the behavior of the component to the simulated event. Optimization tools may then be used to modify the physical attributes of the component and performance of the component once again simulated until an optimized component is determined. | 06-17-2010 |

20100153076 | IMPLANT PLANNING USING AREAS REPRESENTING CARTILAGE - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for implant planning using areas representing cartilage. A predetermined number of control points for generating a predetermined number of areas representing cartilage are determined, wherein the predetermined number of control points are based on an implant component. Measurements corresponding to a plurality of measured cartilage points are received, wherein each cartilage point is based on an associated control point from the predetermined number of control points. A plurality of areas representing cartilage are generated, wherein each area representing cartilage is larger than and projects to an associated control point from the plurality of control points. A representation of the implant component is positioned based on a representation of a bone, the representation of the bone comprising representations of the plurality of areas representing cartilage. | 06-17-2010 |

20150120254 | MODEL ESTIMATION DEVICE AND MODEL ESTIMATION METHOD - A model estimation device includes: a data input unit | 04-30-2015 |

20120089380 | SIMULATION METHOD UTILIZING CARTESIAN GRID - A simulation method utilizing a Cartesian grid comprises: a process in which a model of a two or three-dimensional space is defined as a cartesian grid composed of cells; a process in which, based on a physical value and condition associated with the Cartesian grid, a Poisson equation is defined; and a process in which, the physical value is calculated by approximately solving the Poisson equation. The calculating process comprises: a step of calculating an error by using a Block-Cyclic Reduction Algorithm; a step of testing whether the calculated error is within a predetermined acceptable range or not; and a step of correcting a variable φ by the use of a correction parameter if the calculated error is outside the predetermined acceptable range. The calculating process repeats the error calculating step, testing step and error correcting step until the error becomes within the predetermined acceptable range. | 04-12-2012 |

20120089379 | Systems and Methods for Enhancing Images of Log Data - Systems and methods are provided to enhance logging data images. Some system embodiments include a dowhole tool, at least one sensor, and a processing system. The downhole tool gathers two-dimensional logging data while moving through a borehole. The sensor(s) measure at least one characteristic of the downhole tool's operation or environment, such as tool motion, offset distance, borehole geometry, and/or properties of the borehole fluid. Such characteristics can cause smearing or spreading of the tool's logging data measurements. Accordingly the processing system determines a de-spreading function based at least in part on the measured characteristic(s) and applies the de-spreading function to the two-dimensional logging data to obtain an enhanced logging data image, which can be presented to a user via a user interface. | 04-12-2012 |

20140188444 | System and Method for Pruning an Over-Defined System Model - Methods and apparatuses are provided to select coefficients for modeling a system. Data collected from the system is used to generate a data matrix. An upper triangular matrix can be generated in accordance with the data matrix, and the upper triangular matrix can be pruned to remove selected rows and columns from the upper triangular matrix, thereby generating a pruned data matrix. A coefficient vector can be generated in accordance with the pruned data matrix. Various alternative methods of selecting coefficients for modeling the system, as well as apparatus, devices, and systems for performing said methods, are also provided. | 07-03-2014 |

20140129192 | DEVICE FOR DETECTING THE OPERATING STATE OF A MACHINE - A device for detecting the operating state of a machine comprises one or more sensors for making available in each case an output value relating to a current parameter of a component of the machine, and a processing unit which is connected to the sensors and is programmed to derive information about the operating state of machine using a Hidden Markov Model and on the basis of the measured values of the sensors and/or values derived therefrom. The processing unit can be supplied with a state transition matrix A, elements of an emission probability matrix B for the probability that an observation is conditioned by a certain state, and a vector π for describing an input state, in order to derive the operating states of the machine therefrom. The processing unit is programmed to derive elements of the emission probability matrix B from the measured values of the sensors. | 05-08-2014 |

20120130689 | Rigging Calculation Software - Rigging calculation software for performing rigging calculations. Preferably, the rigging calculations include the ability to calculate one or more of the following: fleet angle; offset, distance, fleet angle, electrical motor characteristics, recommended sheave pitch; load line capacity; batten capacity; and/or electric motor characteristics. In some preferred embodiments the rigging calculation software is designed to do calculations especially tailored for the design and/or installation of theatrical rigging systems. In some preferred embodiments the rigging calculation software may be accessed over a communication network wirelessly through the internet. | 05-24-2012 |

20150057985 | REAL-TIME STIMULATED RESERVOIR VOLUME CALCULATION - In some aspects, data for a new microseismic event associated with a stimulation treatment of a subterranean region is received. A boundary that was previously computed to enclose locations of prior microseismic events associated with the stimulation treatment is identified. The boundary is modified based on the data for the new microseismic event. | 02-26-2015 |

20150310345 | MODELING INCREMENTALTREATMENT EFFECT AT INDIVIDUAL LEVELS USING A SHADOW DEPENDENT VARIABLE - Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for utilizing a shadow ridge rescaling technique to model incremental treatment effect at the individual level, based on a randomized test and control data. A shadow dependent variable is introduced with its mathematical expectation being exactly the incremental effect. Ridge regression is utilized to regress the shadow dependent variable on a set of variables generated from the test model score and the control model score. A tuning parameter in the ridge regression is selected so that the score can best rank order the incremental effect of the treatment. The final score is a nonlinear function of the test model score plus a nonlinear function of a control model score, and outperforms the traditional differencing score method. | 10-29-2015 |

20120095738 | CALCULATION METHOD FOR PHYSICAL VALUE, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS METHOD, CALCULATION PROGRAM FOR PHYSICAL VALUE, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS PROGRAM, CALCULATION DEVICE FOR PHYSICAL VALUE, AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS DEVICE - A calculation method for physical value for calculating physical values in a numerical analysis method for numerically analyzing a physical phenomenon, comprises a physical value calculation step of calculating physical values in an analysis domain divided into a plurality of divided domains, wherein in the physical value calculation step, the physical values are calculated by using: a discretized governing equation that uses values not requiring coordinates (Vertex) of vertices of the divided domains and connectivity information (Connectivity) of the vertices and that is derived on the basis of a weighted residual method; and a calculation data model in which volumes of the divided domains and characteristic values of boundary surface indicating characteristics of boundary surfaces of adjacent ones of the divided domains are provided as the values not requiring coordinates (Vertex) of vertices of the divided domains and connectivity information (Connectivity) of the vertices. | 04-19-2012 |

20120095737 | POWER ESTIMATOR AND POWER ESTIMATION METHOD - In a power estimator, a power coefficient-calculating section acquires an average value of the number of signal changes per unit time in each circuit range to thereby calculate a power coefficient for each circuit range or calculate a power coefficient for each circuit range when the average value of the number of signal changes per unit time is equal to 1, a correction coefficient-calculating section calculates a ratio of an average value of the number of signal changes per unit time at signal lines included in the circuit range to an average value of the number of signal changes per unit time at observing points designated in the circuit range, as a correction coefficient, and a power value-calculating section calculates a power value for each circuit range based on the correction coefficient and the power coefficient calculated for each circuit range. | 04-19-2012 |

20140309973 | Method and control for calculating a data-based function model - A method for carrying out a calculation of a data-based function model in a control unit having a computing unit and a separate model calculation unit having a computing core, including: loading a first part of the configuration data, which contain hyperparameters of the data-based function model and a first part of supporting point data having multiple supporting points, into the model calculation unit; starting a calculation in the computing core of the model calculation unit, to obtain a model value at a predefined test point; and transferring a second part of the configuration data, which contain a second part of the supporting point data having multiple supporting points, into the model calculation unit, prior to the completion of the calculation in the computing core of the model calculation unit. | 10-16-2014 |

20160098500 | MODEL-BASED ECHO CURVE PREDICTION FOR PULSED RADAR - A method of modeling a pulsed radar gauge (PRG) that includes a transceiver coupled by a process connection to a probe installed on a tank having at least one product material therein. A mathematical model is provided that includes (i) dielectric properties and dimensions of materials used in the process connection, (ii) at least one tank dimension, (iii) dielectric characteristics of the product material, and (iv) a probe length. Using a processor implementing a stored echo prediction algorithm that utilizes the mathematical model inputting pulse characteristics including a shape of an input radar pulse launched by a transmitter of the transceiver onto the probe into the mathematical model, and generating a predicted echo curve from the mathematical model. | 04-07-2016 |

20100049484 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODELLING AND SIMULATING OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SPECIAL EFFECT PAINTS AND FOR DETERMINING ILLUMINATION AND MEASUREMENT GEOMETRIES FOR SPECTRAL PHOTOMETERS - A method that is suitable for modelling and simulating optical properties in special effect paints which contain pigments with isotropic light-scattering properties and pigments with anisotropic light-scattering properties, and the effect-producing substances form at least one layer of material or coat of paint on a suitable substrate. The method is also suitable for reproducing a shade of colour of a colour template of a special effect paint of this kind, by determining and comparing the optical properties of the colour template and a formulation of a paint mock-up, so that using the comparison a correction can be made to the formulation for the paint mock-up and the shades of colour of the colour template and paint mock-up can be matched. The method is characterised in that the isotropically light-scattering pigments and the anisotropically light-scattering pigments are virtually separated such that the isotropically light-scattering pigments virtually form the layer of material and the anisotropically light-scattering pigments are virtually arranged on the edge surfaces of the layer of material. The optical properties of the virtual layer of material of the isotropically light-scattering pigments are determined by linear differential equations and the optical properties of the anisotropically light-scattering pigments are taken into consideration as boundary conditions, by means of specific effect operators. | 02-25-2010 |

20100049482 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ICTAL SOURCE ANALYSIS - This document discloses, among other things, ictal source analysis and causal interaction estimation which considers the structure of seizures in the space, time, and frequency domains. The dynamic causal interaction can distinguish the primary source, which initiates the ictal activity, from the secondary source, which is generated due to the ictal activity propagation. | 02-25-2010 |

20100049481 | Constructing a Replica-Based Clock Tree - A system and method for constructing a clock tree based on replica stages is described. The system and method may comprise determining a size of an input buffer for driving a load capacitance of the output buffer based on a fanout, determining a wire width and a wire length based on the size of the output buffer, the fanout and a replica stage mathematical model, and connecting the output buffer and the corresponding input buffer to a conductor routed on one or more predetermined metal layers and having the wire length and the wire width. The conductor is placed within ground shields having a fixed width. | 02-25-2010 |

20140188446 | SYSTEM PERFORMANCE PREDICTION METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND CONTROL PROGRAM THEREOF - An object of the present invention is to carry out a performance prediction which reflects actual behavior of a subject system which is a subject for which performance is to be predicted. | 07-03-2014 |

20140188445 | ESTIMATING TIME TO MODEL A DATA PROCESSING ENVIRONMENT - A method, system, and computer program product for estimating an amount of time to model a data processing environment are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A set of analysis parameters is selected. A sum of a subset of the set of analysis parameters is computed. A logarithmic value of the sum is computed. The logarithmic value is weighted. The amount of time to model the data processing environment is estimated using the logarithmic value. | 07-03-2014 |

20140188443 | Accelerated Modal Frequency Response Calculation - A computer-implemented method is provided for simulating a modal frequency response of a real-world object. The computer-implemented method includes dividing a plurality of excitation frequencies into a plurality of excitation frequency subsets, calculating modal frequency responses for at least a portion of the excitation frequencies in a given excitation frequency subset, and generating a simulation of the real-world object based at least in part on the modal frequency responses. | 07-03-2014 |

20140180654 | Client Finite Element Submission System - The embodiments of the Client Finite Element Submission System are comprised of a means to allow the user to create the job file package to be submitted to the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) professional. The job file package will include the the geometry to be analyzed, simulation type specifications, material specifications, boundary conditions, and custom result requests. Each analysis model will appear in the analysis tree as a new branch. At this point the user will submit the design and for analysis by the FEA professional. Once the design is complete the user will receive a completion email acknowledgement with a URL link providing a means to download the results file. The Client Finite Element Submission System application allows the user to review the results. The plurality of analysis types includes structural, modal, pre-stress static structural and pre-stressed modal thermal and coupled thermal structural analysis. | 06-26-2014 |

20150066450 | UNIFIED APPLICATION FRAMEWORK FOR FINITE-DIFFERENCE MODELING - A finite difference wavefield modeling framework decouples the tasks of physical modeling and hardware-software optimization through the use of a platform-agnostic intermediate representation in the form of a dataflow graph. In at least some embodiments a wavefield simulation method includes specifying a kernel of operations to be applied at each point in a space and representing the kernel as a platform-agnostic dataflow graph. For each of multiple implementation platforms, the method further includes: deriving from the platform-agnostic graph a customized graph for the implementation platform; translating the customized graph into configuration information for the implementation platform; supplying the configuration information to the implementation platform to obtain a wavefield simulator; and employing the wavefield simulator to repeatedly apply said kernel of operations to each point in the space with specified input or output signals. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066455 | Proppant Transport Model for Well System Fluid Flow Simulations - In some aspects, a one-dimensional proppant transport flow model represents flow of a proppant-fluid mixture in a subterranean region. The one-dimensional proppant transport flow model includes a proppant momentum conservation model that balances axial proppant momentum in an axial flow direction of the proppant-fluid mixture against dynamic changes in transverse proppant momentum. In some instances, the proppant momentum conservation model can vary the axial proppant momentum, for example, to account for interphase momentum transfer between the proppant and the fluid. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066448 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRACKING SPORTS PLAYERS WITH CONTEXT-CONDITIONED MOTION MODELS - A method and device generates a trajectory. The method includes receiving a plurality of tracklets indicative of movement of a plurality of targets over a predetermined temporal interval. The method includes determining a plurality of context data for a pair of tracklets based upon at least one additional tracklet. The method includes computing a probability that the pair of tracklets relate to a first one of the targets. The method includes generating a trajectory for the first target based upon a concatenation of select ones of the tracklets. The concatenation maximizes the probability that the pair of tracklets correspond to the first target based upon the context data associated with the pair of the tracklets. | 03-05-2015 |

20120330630 | HYBRID APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES - Analysis of an electromagnetic wave traveling in an optical device, can be performed quickly and correctly. A structure forming process simulator forms an analysis structure of a physical object to be analyzed. A hybrid optical simulator calculates time-independent data and time-dependent data of an electromagnetic field by dividing the analysis structure into parts, determining whether a metallic or magnetic material is included in each of the divided parts, and selectively applying a Beam Propagation Method (BPM) or a Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method to the divided parts. A storage device stores the time-independent data and the time-dependent data output from the hybrid optical simulator as hybrid electric field data. Related methods are also described. | 12-27-2012 |

20130289955 | COMPUTER SIMULATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS - A method and system is provided for solving for electromagnetic fields by approximating an electromagnetic function as a sum of basis functions multiplied by coefficients to be determined. The set of equations used to determine the coefficients results from taking derivatives of the action integral with respect to the coefficients (and/or other parameters) and setting the derivative equal to zero, thereby extremizing the action integral. | 10-31-2013 |

20140278285 | Method for Quantitative Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular, Neurovascular and Neurodegenerative Diseases via Computation of a CO2 Vasomotor Reactivity Index based on a Nonlinear Predictive Model - The present invention relates generally to a method for computer-aided quantitative diagnosis of cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, mild cognitive impairment, transient ischemia, stroke etc.) via a vasomotor reactivity index (VMRI) which is computed on the basis of a computational model of the dynamic nonlinear inter-relationships between beat-to-beat time-series measurements of cerebral blood flow velocity, arterial blood pressure and end-tidal CO2. This model is obtained by means of a method pioneered by the inventors and may incorporate additional physiological measurements from human subjects. Its purpose is to provide useful information to physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases with a significant neurovascular component by offering quantitative means of assessment of the effects of the disease or medication on cerebral vasomotor reactivity. Initial results from clinical data have corroborated the diagnostic potential of this approach. | 09-18-2014 |

20150346488 | METHOD FOR PRODUCING A WAVEFRONT-CORRECTED OPTICAL ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING AT LEAST TWO OPTICAL ELEMENTS - The invention relates to a method for producing a wavefront-corrected optical arrangement comprising at least two optical elements. Using the method, a total wavefront error in the optical arrangement is determined and compared to a permissible tolerance range for the total wavefront error. To perform the method, the optical elements are individualized by assigning an individual identifier to each of them, such that individualized optical elements are obtained, individual surface defects are measured with correct coordinates on all the individualized optical elements and the measured individual surface defects are stored with correct coordinates assigned to the appropriate individualized optical element. The optical arrangement comprising the individualized optical elements is produced virtually as a virtual optical arrangement and a total wavefront error is calculated for the virtual optical arrangement. | 12-03-2015 |

20140207425 | System, Method and Apparatus for Adaptive Virtualization - A method for a computing apparatus, of adopting virtualization resource requirements is provided. Performance indicators at least in part related to a virtualized application are received and a vendor model is updated based on the received performance indicators. The method also allows for generating, based on the updated vendor model, updated resource requirement estimates for the virtualized application. The updated resource requirements serve as a basis for sending, to a cloud service provider, a capacity change request based on the updated resource requirement estimates. The timing for generating and sending updates is managed by an adaptation module and is based on an update policy. The update policy itself can be based on schedules that reflect estimated capacity changes for the virtualized application. The updating can be based on a learning module which can use Kalman filters and other techniques for learning. | 07-24-2014 |

20120330626 | ESTIMATING BUILDING THERMAL PROPERTIES BY INTEGRATING HEAT TRANSFER INVERSION MODEL WITH CLUSTERING AND REGRESSION TECHNIQUES FOR A PORTFOLIO OF EXISTING BUILDINGS - A static heat transfer model is derived from a system of dynamic equations by integrating the dynamic equations over different time periods. That static heat transfer model links periodic (e.g., monthly) energy usage with cooling and heating degree hours, humidifying and dehumidifying hours. Its coefficients of measuring correlations correspond to the thermal parameters of buildings. Temporal data from a building may be used to estimate the overall heat transfer parameters. A clustering scheme may be developed to decompose all the buildings into different clusters based on one or more similarity criteria. The overall heat transfer parameters are separated into values for the wall, roof and window using multiple buildings' data in the same cluster or group. | 12-27-2012 |

20110320177 | MULTIPHASE FLOW IN A WELLBORE AND CONNECTED HYDRAULIC FRACTURE - One or more computer-readable media include computer-executable instructions to instruct a computing system to iteratively solve a system of equations that model a wellbore and fracture network in a reservoir where the system of equations includes equations for multiphase flow in a porous medium, equations for multiphase flow between a fracture and a wellbore, and equations for multiphase flow between a formation of a reservoir and a fracture. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed. | 12-29-2011 |

20100030535 | BASIN MODEL FOR PREDICTING CHANGES IN THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF A RESERVOIR OIL AS A RESULT OF BIODEGRADATION - Computer-implemented method of determining a composition of hydrocarbons present in a sedimentary basin as a result of biodegradation. | 02-04-2010 |

20130191090 | Iterative Inversion of Data from Simultaneous Geophysical Sources - Method for reducing the time needed to perform geophysical inversion by using simultaneous encoded sources in the simulation steps of the inversion process. The geophysical survey data are prepared by encoding ( | 07-25-2013 |

20130191092 | METHOD FOR CALCULATING PRIMARY TIME CONSTANT OF POWER GRID - A method for calculating a primary time constant of a power grid. It comprises the steps of: establishing an electromechanical transient model of the power grid using the widely used power system analysis software package (PSASP) according to the actual power grid parameters and network topology; establishing an electromagnetic transient model under PASAP using the actual power grid parameters for a site which requires the calculation of the primary time constant of the power grid, and setting a ground short circuit fault at the site; obtaining a transient short circuit current of the short circuit point of the power grid using a hybrid simulation method of the electromechanical and electromagnetic transient models; filtering out a periodic component in the transient short circuit current to obtain a non-periodic component attenuated with time, and finding the attenuation time constant of the non-periodic component which is the primary time constant of the power grid. | 07-25-2013 |

20100153079 | METHOD OF MODELING CAPACITOR MISMATCH - A method of modeling mismatch of capacitors and devices thereof. Unlike methods of only performing a measurement of capacitor mismatch using a floating gate technique, a method of modeling mismatch may include constructing an analog circuit having capacitors including a different ratio and/or size, and/or measuring capacitor mismatch values. A method of modeling mismatch may include extracting modeling parameters by applying measured mismatch values to a mismatch model, and/or calculating actual capacitor mismatch values by applying extracted modeling parameters and/or a ratio and/or size of actual capacitors to be modeled to a mismatch model. It may be possible to detect characteristics of an analog circuit based on calculated and/or actual capacitor mismatch values. | 06-17-2010 |

20100121618 | SUBJECT MODELLING - A method of modelling the biological response of a biological subject. The method includes, in a processing system, for a model including one or more equations and associated parameters, comparing at least one measured subject attribute and at least one corresponding model value. The model is then modified in accordance with results of the comparison to thereby more effectively model the biological response. | 05-13-2010 |

20120303339 | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODELING OF A BOUNDED DOMAIN - A method for hybrid computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach for modeling a bounded domain, such as a data center, is disclosed. The CFD modeling approach divides the bounded domain into one or more viscous regions and one or more inviscid regions, and then performs a viscous domain solve for the viscous region(s) using a computational fluid dynamics model with turbulence equations (i.e., a turbulence model), and performs inviscid domain solve for the inviscid region(s) using a set of inviscid equations (or potential flow equations). After solving for the different regions, results of the viscous domain solve and the inviscid domain solve are provided as a model of the bounded domain. | 11-29-2012 |

20130304435 | CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS TOOL FOR STRUCTURES - An emission estimation program configured to calculate the amount of carbon generated during the life span of a structure by displaying a graphical user interface which is configured to gather structural information pertaining of the structure, receiving structural information pertaining to the size, types of material used in the structure and structural aspects of the structure, generating an estimated amount of carbon generated from the use of each type of material to construct the structure and the labor used to construct the structure based on the structural information, the types, and amounts of material and labor required to repair the structure after a destructive event occurs based on a calculated probability and magnitude of a destructive event occurring, generating and displaying an estimated amount of carbon emitted as a result of the materials used and the labor required to repair the structure after the destructive event occurs. | 11-14-2013 |

20130304432 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING PROTEIN STRUCTURE - The present invention relates to a method for predicting three-dimensional structure of a protein from its sequence. Three-dimensional structure may be determined by: (a) generating a multiple sequence alignment for a candidate protein having a known sequence; (b) identifying a covariance matrix between all pairs of sequence positions in the multiple sequence alignment; (c) inverting the covariance matrix and identifying predicted evolutionary constraints using a statistical model of the candidate protein; and (d) simulating folding of an extended chain structure of the candidate protein using the predicted constraints. | 11-14-2013 |

20130304430 | Three-Dimensional Tracer Dispersion Model - System for solving for the fully three-dimensional advection diffusion reaction (ADR) of dissolved or particulate tracers (biological or chemical materials) in aquatic environments including an input processor and an ADR tracer field processor. | 11-14-2013 |

20130226544 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING RARE-EVENT FAILURE RATES - A method and system to estimate failure rates in designs. N Monte Carlo samples are drawn from the random distribution that describes process variation in the design. A subset of these samples is selected, and that subset of N | 08-29-2013 |

20100057410 | OPTIMAL SOLUTION RELATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND OPTIMAL SOLUTION RELATION DISPLAY METHOD - An apparatus receives input of sample sets, each including a set of values of design parameters and a set of values of objective functions; calculates objective function approximating equations; and selects, as initial candidates for an optimal design parameter set, some sets of values of design parameters corresponding to non-dominated solutions. The apparatus calculates one or more interpolating design parameter sets interpolating between two adjacent components in the candidates; and approximates values of the objective functions for each interpolating design parameter set. The apparatus selects an optimal interpolating design parameter set corresponding to a non-dominated solution in the cost evaluation for a pair of objective functions; and integrates it into the candidates. The apparatus repeats processes on the new candidates while determining the parameter distance between components of the new candidates. Finally obtained new candidates are output as final optimal design parameter sets and information relating to it is displayed. | 03-04-2010 |

20160098543 | METHOD OF QUANTIFYING HYDROCARBON FORMATION AND RETENTION IN A MOTHER ROCK - The method according to the invention allows the formation of oil and the retention phenomenon in the source rock to be modelled. Organic matter characterization experiments are used to establish the molecular model (MM) of the initial sample (E). The thermal cracking reaction of this molecular model is reproduced by dynamic molecular simulation computations with a reactive force field (RMD) and validated by comparison with experimental data. The reaction mechanism obtained (SR) allows to carry out a kinetic study (C) by variation of the temperature parameter. The phase equilibria (PES) of the reaction medium are determined at any time from dynamic simulation. The successive phase equilibrium assessments at various progress stages of the cracking reaction allow following the physicochemical evolution (PC) of the thermal maturation of the organic sample studied. The free hydrocarbons (liquid and gaseous) that are not retained in the solid residue can be quantified throughout numerical modelling of the sample maturation; representing, in the sedimentary basins, the hydrocarbons that are not retained in the organic matrix of the source rock (Q). This quantity can be used as an indicator or an input value for the retention threshold in basin models. | 04-07-2016 |

20160098531 | METHOD FOR ASSESSING STENOSIS SEVERITY IN A LESION TREE THROUGH STENOSIS MAPPING - A method of assessing stenosis severity for a patient includes generating a three dimensional model of a lesion specific vessel tree of the patient. A plurality of inlet and outlet positions are identified in the lesion tree. A total flow rate from the vessel tree model is estimated. A processor and task specific software are utilized to perform computational fluid dynamic simulation on the vessel tree. A flow rate and apparent flow resistance for each of the outlets is then determined. At least one ideal model is generated. A computational fluid dynamic simulation is performed on the at least one ideal model. A level of stenosis severity is determined for each of the outlets. | 04-07-2016 |

20160098503 | ANALYSIS OF A STRUCTURE MODELED WITH INTRAPLY INTERFACE ELEMENTS - A method of analyzing a structure includes producing a finite element model of the structure having fibers embedded therein, and including one or more plies. This may include performing a discretization of a digital model of the structure in which each ply of the one or more plies is represented by a mesh of finite elements aligned with a direction of uni-directional fibers embedded in the ply. Producing the finite element model may also include adding a fiber-aligned intraply interface element between selected adjacent finite elements in the mesh of each ply to capture potential intraply failure modes. And the method may include performing a finite element method (FEM) failure analysis of the finite element model under a load, with the FEM failure analysis producing an output that indicates an extent of any of the potential intraply failure modes that result from the finite element model under the load. | 04-07-2016 |

20100088074 | MODELING OF THE RADIATION BELT MEGNETOSPHERE IN DECISIONAL TIMEFRAMES - The calculation of L* in the magnetosphere can be calculated with essentially the same accuracy as with a physics based model at many times the speed by developing a surrogate trained to be a surrogate for the physics-based model. The trained model can then beneficially process input data falling within the training range of the surrogate model. The surrogate model can be a feedforward neural network and the physics-based model can be the TSK03 model. | 04-08-2010 |

20110246152 | Apparatus and Method for Improving the Simulation of Object Streams in the Case of Opposed Object Streams and, in Particular, to Drive Control Centers - A method and apparatus for the simulation of object streams moving in an area based on cellular state machines can be improved such that the simulation maps the object streams as realistically as possible. It is also being proposed that the norm of a difference vector having direction of movement of an object and the direction of movement of a neighboring object is also incorporated as a weighting factor in a calculation of the object potential. Thus, conventional methods for the simulation of object streams are improved. The method and apparatus is particularly suitable for streams of people. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246151 | METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING A STREAM TEMPERATURE IN A TURBOJET - An estimation method that can estimate a stream temperature in a turbojet including: digitally modeling the stream temperature with help of a modeled signal; and correcting the modeled signal with help of an error signal, a signal obtained after correction representing an estimate of the stream temperature. When predetermined conditions relating to at least one operating stage of a turbojet and to temperature stability are satisfied, the error signal is updated from the modeled signal and from a measurement signal of the stream temperature as delivered by a temperature sensor. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246148 | Radio model updating - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods, apparatuses, devices, articles, and means for updating radio models. For certain example implementations, a method for one or more server devices may comprise receiving at one or more communication interfaces at least one measurement that corresponds to a position of a first mobile device within an indoor environment. At least one radio model that is stored in one or more memories may be updated based, at least in part, on the at least one measurement to produce at least one updated radio model. The at least one radio model and the at least one updated radio model may correspond to the indoor environment. The at least one updated radio model may be transmitted to enable a second mobile device to use the at least one updated radio model for positioning within the indoor environment. Other example implementations are described herein. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246144 | Time Series Data Analyzer, And A Computer-Readable Recording Medium Recording A Time Series Data Analysis Program - The inventor had proposed to use the value of the overall trend of the spectrum of electroencephalogram data as an indicator of the state of the subject on the basis of the findings that the spectrum of electroencephalogram data is an exponential spectrum and that the gradient changes depending on the state of the subject, but the respective states of a subject could not be identified by referring to the value of the gradient only. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246145 | Methods For Forming Recognition Algorithms For Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy - In one embodiment, a method for forming a recognition algorithm for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy may include: determining a most mathematically different dataset of a plurality of spectral datasets corresponding to materials; dividing the spectral datasets into model development datasets and performance evaluation datasets; transforming, automatically with a processor, one of the model development datasets into a first discrimination model that discriminates the first spectra; removing the first spectra from the model development datasets to yield a subset of development datasets; determining a next most mathematically different spectral dataset of the spectral datasets; transforming the subset of development datasets into a second discrimination model that discriminates the second spectra; and combining the first discrimination model and the second discrimination model to form the recognition algorithm for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246140 | DATA SET INVERSION USING SOURCE-RECEIVER COMPRESSION - Source-receiver compression is used to help design surveys and mitigate the computational costs of data set inversion. The source-receiver compression is based on data redundancy and sensitivity. More particularly, a compressed source array is produced for minimum redundancy and maximum sensitivity to reservoir model parameters. The synthesized transmitter array has a reduced number of sources, thereby reducing the number of forward model simulations needed to carry out the inversion. Furthermore, the data collected at the receivers employed in the survey can be compressed. This has the implication of reducing the computational cost of constructing the Jacobian matrix and inverting the corresponding Hessian matrix. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246143 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF PETROLEUM FLUIDS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - An improved method that performs downhole fluid analysis of the fluid properties of a reservoir of interest and that characterizes the reservoir of interest based upon such downhole fluid analysis. | 10-06-2011 |

20110246142 | OPTIMIZATION OF RAY TRACING AND BEAM PROPAGATION PARAMETERS - Provided is a method for determining profile parameters of a sample structure on a workpiece using an optical metrology system optimized to achieve one or more accuracy targets, the optical metrology system including an optical metrology tool, an optical metrology tool model, a profile model of the sample structure, and a parameter extraction algorithm, the method comprising: setting one or more accuracy targets for profile parameter determination for the sample structure; selecting a number of rays and beam propagation parameters to be used to model the optical metrology tool, measuring a diffraction signal off the sample structure using the optical metrology tool, generating a metrology output signal, determining an adjusted metrology output signal using the metrology output signal and calibration data, concurrently optimizing the optical metrology tool model and the profile model using the adjusted metrology output signal and the parameter extraction algorithm. | 10-06-2011 |

20100138198 | METHODS FOR ESTIMATING TARGET NUCLEIC ACID IN A SAMPLE PRIOR TO AMPLIFICATION BY QUANTITATIVE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION - Provided are methods for estimating the amount of initial target nucleic acid in a sample prior to nucleic acid amplification by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The methods generally involve modeling signal intensity data generated across a range of PCR cycles with a phenomenological model in concert with a chemical model, to yield an estimate of the amount of initial target nucleic acid in the sample. | 06-03-2010 |

20100204969 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THREAT PROPAGATION ESTIMATION - A threat propagation estimator generates threat propagation estimates for a region based on a combination of sensor data (z) and model-based threat propagation estimates. The threat propagation estimator receives sensor data (z) from one or more sensor devices, and employs threat propagation model (M) to generate a model-based threat propagation estimate. A threat propagation algorithm ( | 08-12-2010 |

20150347635 | METHOD OF DESIGNING A STRONG LIGHTWEIGHT LAMINATE - Provided herein is a method of designing a strong lightweight laminate. This method uses effective thickness principles to calculate the structure of a laminate that has strength equal to that of a monolith of equal thickness. In a preferred application of the method, safety glass laminates are designed. The safety glass laminates have lower areal weight at equal strength, compared to a monolithic glass sheet of thickness equal to that of the safety glass laminate. | 12-03-2015 |

20120150507 | ESTIMATING INITIAL STATES OF A SYSTEM MODEL FOR CONTROLLING AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS - A model-based control of an industrial process using a merged MLD system model is provided for the estimation and subsequent control of the process. An optimization of an objective function is performed. The objective function includes a difference between an observed quantity and an output variable of a Mixed Logical Dynamic (MLD) system model of the process. The optimization is performed as a function of state variables of the MLD system model, over a number of time steps in the past, and subject to constraints defined by the MLD system model's dynamics. The optimizing values of the state variables are retained as estimated initial states for subsequent control of the process in a model-based manner including the same MLD system model. The single MLD system model is a combination or merger of individual MLD subsystem models representing the sub-processes of the process, and may be elaborated during a customization step. | 06-14-2012 |

20150057984 | SMART GARMENT AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF BODY KINEMATICS AND PHYSICAL STATE - A body garment including sensors distributed throughout the garment, each sensor senses body state information from a local surface area of a body; and sensor nodes in proximity to the plurality of sensors, each sensor node including a processor to receive sensing body state information from at least one of the plurality of sensors. Each processor is configured to receive body state information locally from sensors, to utilize the information to determine a local surface shape of the surface of a portion of the body part; and to exchange local surface shape information with neighboring sensor nodes. At least one processor of utilizes the local surface shape information received from the sensor nodes to generate one overall model of a surface shape of the entire surface of the body part covered by the garment. | 02-26-2015 |

20150057987 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATION OF OUT-OF-PLANE DEFORMATION OF CABLE - An estimation apparatus executes an estimation method of out-of-plane deformation of a cable having a winding curl, the method including an input step of inputting parameters needed for the estimation; a step of deriving a value of an equivalent material property of the cable; a step of making a finite element analysis model reproducing the winding curl; a step of deforming the cable model to be in a straight state and calculating a stress distribution; a step of setting a rotational angle for determining an installation direction of the winding curl; a step of setting the calculated stress distribution and the set rotational angle to be initial states, deforming the straight cable model according to a load condition input at the input step, and calculating a deformation state and an amount of the out-of-plane deformation; and a step of outputting calculation results to an output device. | 02-26-2015 |

20140249783 | Method and Device for Estimating Allowable Threat Proximity - A method is provided for assessing potential threat from an approaching craft to a target platform. The method includes analyzing a vulnerability parameter of the platform, such that parameter quantifies a threshold to a destructive event. The method further includes observing a characteristic of the craft based on its size and type, and estimating a carrying capacity explosive mass of the craft based on that characteristic. The method further includes computing a risk boundary based on the mass against the parameter as a function of distance between the craft and the platform, displaying a graph of said boundary as the distance varying with respect to the mass, wherein the boundary represents the threshold, and plotting a graphical position of the craft in relation to the mass and the distance on the graph. | 09-04-2014 |

20130226536 | DYNAMICALLY DETERMINING NUMBER OF SIMULATIONS REQUIRED FOR CHARACTERIZING INTRA-CIRCUIT INCONGRUENT VARIATIONS - A method is disclosed comprising using a circuit recognition engine running on a computerized device to detect a number and type devices in an integrated circuit. The method characterizes device variation by selecting a set of dominant active devices and performing simulation using the set of dominant active devices. Three different options may be used to optimize the number of simulations for any arc/slew/load combination. Aggressive reduction uses a minimal number of simulations at the cost of some accuracy loss, conservative reduction reduces the number of simulations with negligible accuracy loss, and dynamic reduction dynamically determines the minimum number of simulations needed for a given accuracy requirement. | 08-29-2013 |

20130226542 | Method and System for Fast Patient-Specific Cardiac Electrophysiology Simulations for Therapy Planning and Guidance - A method and system for patient-specific cardiac electrophysiology is disclosed. Particularly, a patient-specific anatomical model of a heart is generated from medical image data of a patient, a level-set representation of the patient-specific anatomical model is generated of the heart on a Cartesian grid; and a transmembrane action potential at each node of the level-set representation of the of the patient-specific anatomical model of the heart is computed on a Cartesian grid. | 08-29-2013 |

20130226538 | Detecting State Estimation Network Model Data Errors - Methods for detecting network model data errors are disclosed. In some examples, methods for detecting network model data errors may include splitting a network model into a first plurality of portions, executing an algorithm on each of the portions, identifying a portion for which the algorithm is determined to be non-converged, splitting the identified portion into a second plurality of portions, repeating the executing, identifying and splitting the identified portion until a resulting identified portion is smaller than a predefined threshold, and examining the resulting identified portion to identify plausible data errors therein. In some examples, examining the resulting identified portion to identify plausible data errors therein may include executing a modified algorithm, which may include an augmented measurement set, on the identified portion. | 08-29-2013 |

20130226537 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ONE LAYER SOLAR RADIATION MODEL FOR CALCULATION OF INSOLATION - A method of providing a one layer solar radiation model for calculation of insolation includes: calculating direct solar radiation at a selected position, based on extraterrestrial radiation, eccentricity of the earth from the sun, and transmittance of gases in the atmosphere; calculating final diffuse solar radiation at the selected position, by using diffuse solar radiation due to air molecules, diffuse solar radiation due to aerosol, and multi-diffuse solar radiation with the atmosphere and the surface of the earth; accumulating the calculated direct solar radiation and final diffuse solar radiation for a predetermined wavelength region; calculating the direct solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth and the final diffuse solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth by applying the amount of cloud; and calculating global solar radiation at the selected positions. | 08-29-2013 |

20150347673 | WETLAND MODELING AND PREDICTION - Embodiments of the present application are directed to an automation process method to generate a set of wetland predictive variables using Light Detection and Ranging (“LiDAR”) data within a geographic information system (“GIS”) software platform, according to some embodiments, and to model and predict wetland in ArcGIS platform using the generated variable set. The automatic process also can run analysis on and display of the predicted wetland. The process is built by developing modules and connection in GIS. The above mentioned processes are automatically run and may just be run by one-button press, or on click, or separate buttons press, or separate clicks. | 12-03-2015 |

20100161290 | MODEL GENERATION - A method of generating a multi-dimensional model comprises receiving data defining multiple resource types, receiving metadata defining a hierarchical organisation for one or more resource types, a hierarchical resource type for a respective resource type defining multiple levels of aggregation, and composite resource types for one or more groups of resource types, a composite resource type defining a composition of resource types, and generating the multi-dimensional model from the received data and received metadata, the generating comprising creating a multi-dimensional function for each resource type and for each composite resource type. | 06-24-2010 |

20150120259 | PHYSICAL MODELING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES/SYSTEMS - A method for modeling a material at least partially-defined by atomic information includes, for each of a plurality of configurations of the material, determining energy moments for a density of states of the respective configuration of the material, and generating a tight binding Hamiltonian matrix for the respective configuration of the material. The method further includes, for each of the plurality of configurations of the material, forming a tight binding model of the configuration of the material by resolving a linking of (i) the energy moments for the density of states of the material to (ii) the tight binding Hamiltonian matrix for the material. Still further the method includes, based on the tight binding models for each of the configurations of the material, forming an environmentally-adapted tight binding model. | 04-30-2015 |

20150347670 | Driveline Modeller - A method of computer aided engineering for designing a driveline comprises the steps of: creating a single parametric description of the driveline; analysing the parametric description for performance using one or more failure modes; and optimising performance by amending the parametric description and repeating the analysing step. | 12-03-2015 |

20150347649 | SOLUTION SEARCH DEVICE, SOLUTION SEARCH METHOD, AND SOLUTION SEARCH PROGRAM - To provide a solution search device, a solution search method, and a solution search program capable of accurately calculating a solution within a designated calculation time and enhancing an accuracy of solution without increasing the amount of memory use when solving an optimization problem. The solution search device includes an execution unit | 12-03-2015 |

20150347651 | System and Method for Determining Heat and Fluid Flow in or Around Objects - A system includes a processor with stored instructions for generating a Cartesian mesh model of a bounded or unbounded object domain. The model includes active, inactive and boundary nodes which encompass the domain. The processor effects of discretizing a partial differential equation based on a stencil associated with each active node in the mesh by (i) selecting an active node, (ii) identifying the stencil associated with the selected node, (iii) mapping the stencil from the physical domain to a generic uniform computational stencil, (iv) applying finite difference formulas on the computational stencil to approximate the partial differential equation by a finite difference equation, (v) solving the finite difference equation to obtain an approximate value for the solution, and thereafter (vi) checking the iteration process for convergence. If the solution has not converged, the system repeats the aforementioned steps, or terminates the iteration process if the solution has converged, and outputs to a user the calculated data file. | 12-03-2015 |

20150347650 | Dynamically-Positioned Search Domain Used In Numerical Simulation Of An Impact Event Between Two Objects - Dynamically-positioned search domain in a time-marching numerical simulation of automobile crashworthiness is disclosed. A first computerized model representing a first object and a second computerized model (e.g., FEA model) representing a second object are received in a computer system. A time-marching numerical simulation of an impact event between the first and the second objects is conducted. Based on user-specified parameters, a search domain representing three-dimensional space of interest for detecting contacts between first and second objects is established. At each solution cycle of the time-marching simulation, search domain is repositioned as the second model deforms. Structural behaviors obtained in time-marching numerical simulation include effects from detected contacts within the search domain. Any finite element having broken free from the FEA model and being located outside of the search domain is excluded from further detection of contacts and deleted from the calculation in the simulation. | 12-03-2015 |

20150347648 | Method for Simulation of an Internal Combustion Engine - Method for simulation of an internal combustion engine comprising a number (cyl | 12-03-2015 |

20150347646 | NUMERICAL APPROACH FOR COMPUTING FLUID FLOW VARIABLES FOR THREE-WAY FLOW COMPONENTS IN 1D FLUID FLOW NETWORKS - A numerical approach for computing fluid flow variables for three-way components in one-dimensional (1D) fluid flow networks is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first flow configuration type of a three-way flow component is determined using geometric properties and fluid flow characteristics of the three-way flow component. Further, a first flow ratio for the three-way flow component is computed using the first flow configuration type. Furthermore, fluid flow loss coefficients for the three-way flow component are obtained based on the geometric properties and the first flow ratio. Also, equivalent pipe loss coefficients for each pipe in the three-way flow component are computed from normalization of the obtained fluid flow loss coefficients. Moreover, the fluid flow variables are numerically solved for using the obtained equivalent pipe loss coefficients, the geometric properties and the fluid flow characteristics of the three-way flow component. | 12-03-2015 |

20100049480 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODEL-BASED MULTIVARIABLE BALANCING FOR DISTRIBUTED HYDRONIC NETWORKS - A method and system for optimal model-based multivariable balancing for distributed hydronic networks based on global differential pressure/flow rate information. A simplified mathematical model of a hydronic system can be determined utilizing an analogy between hydronic systems and electrical circuits. Thereafter, unknown parameters can be identified utilizing the simplified mathematical model and a set of available measurements. Next, balancing valve settings can be calculated by reformulating the simplified mathematical model based on the parameterized model. The sum of pressure drops across selected balancing valves can be then minimized to achieve optimal economic performances of the system. The data can be collected and transferred to a central unit either by wireless communication or manually by reading the local measurement devices. Such a multivariable balancing approach provides a fast and accurate balancing of distributed hydronic heating systems based on a centralized and non-iterative approach. | 02-25-2010 |

20100169062 | Method and Apparatus for Describing the Statistical Orientation Distribution of Particles in a Simulation of a Mould Filling Process - A method and apparatus for describing the statistical orientation distribution of nonspherical particles in a simulation of a process wherein a mold cavity is filled with a suspension that contains a large number of nonspherical particles. The method and apparatus may be applied to the analysis of an injection molding process for producing a fiber reinforced molded polymer component or of a metal casting process for producing a fiber reinforced metal product. The results of these analyses may be used to determine tension and warping aspects of the component, and to optimize the process conditions used in the production process. | 07-01-2010 |

20150346972 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VISUALIZING AND MANIPULATING GRAPHIC CHARTS - A method, a computer program product and a server for visualizing and manipulating graphic charts to one or more users is disclosed. The method includes creating n variables, creating multiple datasets including data points representing a relation between a subset of the variables, and creating one or more graphic charts each comprising a representation of the datasets. The method also includes displaying the graphic charts on display elements and manipulating a dataset in a graphic chart where a mathematical model is created and relations between the datasets are detemiined by the mathematic model. The relations operate in a two-way direction, and the datasets and graphic charts are accordingly updated when manipulated. | 12-03-2015 |

20140214381 | SIMULATION METHOD AND ANALYZING DEVICE - An analyzing device includes: a particle definition unit configured to define a system including a plurality of particles in a virtual space; a constraint assigning unit configured to assign a constraint to the system defined by the particle definition unit so as to present a flow; and a numerical computation unit configured to numerically compute a governing equation that governs the motion of each particle of the particle system to which the constraint is assigned by the constraint assigning unit. The numerical computation unit identifies particles linked with a disturbance source of the flow. The analyzing device further includes display control unit configured to display identified particles on a display in a mode different from that of the other particles. | 07-31-2014 |

20140214380 | DRUG, DRUG GUIDANCE SYSTEM, MAGNETIC DETECTION SYSTEM, AND DRUG DESIGN METHOD - It is intended to provide a drug delivery system which makes it possible to solve the existing technical problems and is easily usable in practice. A drug, which comprises an organic compound or an inorganic compound and has been magnetized by modifying a side chain and/or crosslinking side chains, is induced by a magnetic force into target tissues or an affected part. | 07-31-2014 |

20120330629 | Synthetic Microfluidic Microvasculature Networks - A synthetic microfluidic microvasculature network and associated methods mimic the structure, fluid flow characteristics, and physiological behavior of physiological microvasculature networks. Computational methods for simulating flow and particle adherence in synthetic and physiological microvascular systems and methods for determining parameters influencing particle adhesion and drug delivery are described with applications in the optimization of drug delivery and microvascular treatments and in describing disease mechanisms that affect the microvasculature. | 12-27-2012 |

20140278297 | PROCESSING DATA REPRESENTING ENERGY PROPAGATING THROUGH A MEDIUM - The present invention relates to a method of processing data representing energy propagating through a medium (e.g., acoustic, elastic or electromagnetic energy) and describes an efficient and flexible approach to forward modeling and inversion of such energy for a given medium. The representation theorem for the wave-equation is used, in combination with time-reversal invariance and reciprocity, to express the Green's function between two points in the interior of the model as an integral over the response in those points due to sources regularly distributed on a surface surrounding the medium and the points. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278287 | Numerical Method to determine a system anomaly using as an example: A Gas Kick detection system. - This numerical method creates a mesh of tracers or indicators within a simulator which help determine what various anomalies may look like in real time applications. In this situation, determining gas kicks while drilling for oil and preventing blowouts: This application will provide more stable dependable message passing, reservoir data from the kick, production facility design criteria, and of course better prevent disasters. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278299 | BEAM INVERSION BY MONTE CARLO BACK PROJECTION - The present invention is directed to a method and system for minimizing artifacts in a seismic image of a subsurface region of interest, wherein the image is determined a data beam set derived from recorded seismic data and a modeled beam set derived at least in part from a velocity model related to a subsurface region. The artifacts, which may result from cycle skipping and coherent noise, result in misalignment of the modeled and data beam sets. The present invention utilizes a Monte Carlo inversion technique to update the velocity model and thus minimize the artifact in the seismic image. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278298 | MESHLESS REPRESENTATION OF A GEOLOGIC ENVIRONMENT - A method can include sampling points for at least a portion of a model of a geologic environment; generating a meshless model based at least in part on the points where the points correspond to nodes having respective domains of influence; and, based at least in part on the meshless model, computing a tensor field associated with forces experienced by at least a portion of the nodes. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed. | 09-18-2014 |

20140074446 | TIME-DOMAIN SIGNAL GENERATION - Methods and apparatus disclosed herein operate to receive a plurality of cycles characterized by a set of time-domain aspects, to modify at least one of the time-domain aspects of at least some of the plurality of cycles to produce a plurality of modified cycles, to process at least some of the modified cycles to produce time-domain cycles, and to create a time-domain signal based at least in part on concatenating the time-domain cycles. | 03-13-2014 |

20140074444 | Techniques for Evaluating Optimum Data Center Operation - Techniques for modeling a data center are provided. In one aspect, a method for determining data center efficiency is provided. The method includes the following steps. Target parameters for the data center are obtained. Technology pre-requisite parameters for the data center are obtained. An optimum data center efficiency is determined given the target parameters for the data center and the technology pre-requisite parameters for the data center. | 03-13-2014 |

20140074443 | GENERATING AND EVALUATING EXPERT NETWORKS - A method comprises obtaining a model of at least one collaborative network, modeling at least one routing pattern for one or more nodes of a given collaborative network, simulating one or more virtual network topologies of the given collaborative network using the at least one model and the at least one routing pattern, and configuring a given one of the one or more virtual network topologies on the given collaborative network. The given collaborative network comprises a plurality of nodes and one or more edges between pairs of the plurality of nodes. At least one of the obtaining, modeling, simulating and configuring steps are performed by a processor device. | 03-13-2014 |

20130085724 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING SENSOR MODELLING COEFFICIENTS - A method of calculating at least one sensor modelling coefficient for multiple sensor regions of operation includes defining a first sensor region of operation and a further sensor region of operation, and calculating the sensor modelling coefficient for the first sensor region of operation. A derivative equation then is derived for the further sensor region of operation based at least partly on at least one defined inter-region boundary constraint. The sensor modelling coefficient is calculated for the further sensor region of operation based at least partly on the derivative equation. | 04-04-2013 |

20120150504 | PRIMAL-DUAL INTERIOR POINT METHODS FOR SOLVING DISCRETE OPTIMAL POWER FLOW PROBLEMS IMPLEMENTING A CHAIN RULE TECHNIQUE FOR IMPROVED EFFICIENCY - A solution to the optimal power flow (OPF) problem for electrical generation and distribution systems utilizes a re-configuration of the OPF problem that allows for a simplified analysis and resolution of a network-based OPF problem in a minimal number of iterations. The standard mixed integer quadratic problem (MIQP) definition is be reconfigured, using the chain rule, to a relatively compact linear system of six equations with six unknowns (the smallest reducible (atomic) problem). Advantageously, the reduction in the complexity of the problem does not require any assumptions and yields a solution equivalent to the original problem. | 06-14-2012 |

20150120256 | METHOD OF RECONSTRUCTING HAPLOTYPE OF DIPLOID AND SYSTEM THEREOF - Provided is a method and system of reconstructing a haplotype of a diploid. The method can include constructing a matrix of sequence fragments consisting of ternary character based on sequence fragments comprising at least one common site, wherein in the matrix of sequence fragments, two allelic bases of an SNP site in chromosome fragments are labeled with A and B respectively; initializing two fragment sets of based on the matrix of sequence fragments; determining an objective function and an initial reference temperature; performing a process of simulated annealing based on the objective function and the initial reference temperature, and outputting final sets until a convergence criteria is achieved; inferring a haplotype based on the final sets by means of minimum error correction. | 04-30-2015 |

20130289954 | COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING MEASUREMENT PATH OF PROBE OF MEASUREMENT MACHINE - In a method for simulating a measurement path of a probe using a computing device, a standard ball is constructed by meshing shell surface points. Measurement points from the surface of the standard ball are selected, and a coordinate value of each of the measurement points is calculated. The method calculates a coordinate value of each moving point of the probe, and inserts the coordinate value of each moving point between the two adjacent measurement points into the data array. The method simulates probe movement path of the probe according to coordinate values stored in the data array, and detects any collision between the probe and the standard ball at each point of the probe movement path. A probe calibration program is generated according to the probe movement path when no collisions with the standard ball is found. | 10-31-2013 |

20130173233 | Enhanced Neutronics Systems - Illustrative embodiments provide for the operation and simulation of the operation of fission reactors, including the movement of materials within reactors. Illustrative embodiments and aspects include, without limitation, nuclear fission reactors and reactor modules, including modular nuclear fission reactors and reactor modules, nuclear fission deflagration wave reactors and reactor modules, modular nuclear fission deflagration wave reactors and modules, methods of operating nuclear reactors and modules including the aforementioned, methods of simulating operating nuclear reactors and modules including the aforementioned, and the like. | 07-04-2013 |

20140372090 | INCREMENTAL RESPONSE MODELING - A method of selecting a one-class support vector machine (SVM) model for incremental response modeling is provided. Exposure group data generated from first responses by an exposure group receiving a request to respond is received. Control group data generated from second responses by a control group not receiving the request to respond is received. A response is either positive or negative. A one-class SVM model is defined using the positive responses in the control group data and an upper bound parameter value. The defined one-class SVM model is executed with the identified positive responses from the exposure group data. An error value is determined based on execution of the defined one-class SVM model. A final one-class SVM model is selected by validating the defined one-class SVM model using the determined error value. | 12-18-2014 |

20130173237 | SCORE FUSION BASED ON THE GRAVITATIONAL FORCE BETWEEN TWO OBJECTS - Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer-program products for fusing at least two scores. In various embodiments, at least two scores are received in which each score predicts the probability of an outcome associated with a particular unit. In particular embodiments, A mass and a distance are calculated between two objects based on the at least two scores in which the first of the two objects is a constant and the second of the two objects comprises one or more characteristics of the particular unit. Further, in particular embodiments, a gravitational force between the two objects is calculated based on the mass and the distance and this gravitational force is used as a fused score for the at least two scores. | 07-04-2013 |

20130173241 | Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Product for the Finite Element Analysis of Frequency Dependent Behavior of Nonlinear Materials and Contacts - An analysis method, apparatus and computer software are disclosed for the analysis for the frequency behavior of assemblies containing nonlinear materials, and contacts between a plurality of components comprised in the assemblies. The frequency behavior of assemblies containing nonlinear materials, and contacts between components comprised in the assemblies is analysed by dividing a volume and a contact area of the assemblies into finite elements characterized by frequency and displacement dependent matrices, linearizing an equation characteristic for the frequency behavior of the assemblies, solving the characteristic equation in a frequency domain, performing a first stage projection in a time domain to reduce a number of degrees of freedom of said finite elements from a number of said finite elements to a number of relevant modes, performing a second stage projection in the frequency domain, and calculating Fourier series coefficients describing the frequency behavior of the assemblies. | 07-04-2013 |

20130173230 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE MODEL OF A GEOMETRIC STRUCTURE - A method of generating a multi-dimensional surface model of a geometric structure is provided. The method comprises acquiring a set of location data points comprising a plurality of location data points corresponding to respective locations on the surface of a region of the geometric structure. The method further comprises defining a bounding box containing each location data point of the set of location data points, and constructing a voxel grid based on the bounding box, wherein the voxel grid comprises a plurality of voxels. The method still further comprises extracting a multi-faceted surface model from certain of the plurality of voxels of the voxel grid using, for example, an alpha-hull approximation technique. The method may further comprise one or more of decimating and smoothing the surface of the multi-faceted surface model. A system comprising a processing apparatus for performing the aforedescribed method is also provided. | 07-04-2013 |

20130173232 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE COURSE OF THE ROAD FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A method for determining the course of the road for a moving motor vehicle having a surroundings sensor system. Sensor data generated by the surroundings sensor system are evaluated to detect lane-relevant features. A lane model having at least one lane model parameter that determines the course of the lane is generated for the road, structures of at least one distance range that are parallel to the road are detected in the sensor data, the tangential direction of at least the one structure that is parallel to the road is determined, and the value of the tangential direction of the structure that is parallel to the road is adopted as the value of the direction of the tangent line at the point of contact with the structure that is parallel to the road to determine at least the one lane model parameter by predictive estimation in the lane model. | 07-04-2013 |

20140244224 | RAPID ASSESSMENT OF SUSPENSION GEOMETRY FOR LOADS - A model of a vehicle suspension includes an indication of a suspension type. A plurality of suspension hard points for modeling output loads are selected. An input point in the suspension is defined, including input loads at the input point. A set of equations is created using the input loads and the selected hard points, each equation representing a load in one of an X, Y, and Z direction in a three-dimensional coordinate system. At least one constraint equation is added to the set of equations. The equations are solved to determine output loads for each of the selected hard points. | 08-28-2014 |

20140244223 | Method For Simulating Circuitry By Dynamically Modifying Device Models That Are Problematic For Out-of-Range Voltages - A simulation system ( | 08-28-2014 |

20140244222 | MODIFIED EFFECTIVE MASS FOR PARALLEL RIGID BODY SIMULATION - A system and method for solving linear complementarity problems for rigid body simulation is disclosed. The method includes determining a plurality of modified effective masses for a plurality of contacts between a plurality of bodies, wherein each modified effective mass term is based on a corresponding number of contacts. A plurality of relative velocities is determined based on the plurality of body velocities determined from a last iteration. A plurality of impulse corrections is determined based on the plurality of modified effective masses and the plurality of relative velocities. A plurality of updated impulses is determined based on the impulse corrections. The plurality of updated impulses is applied to the plurality of bodies based on a plurality of original masses of the bodies, body velocities determined from the last iteration, to determine a plurality of updated velocities of the plurality of bodies. | 08-28-2014 |

20140244221 | PARALLEL LINEAR COMPLEMENTARITY SOLVER FOR RIGID BODY DYNAMICS - A system and method for solving linear complementarity problems for rigid body simulation is disclosed. The method includes determining one or more contact constraints affecting an original object having an original mass. The method includes splitting the original object by a total number of the contact constraints into a plurality of sub-bodies. The method includes assigning a contact constraint to a corresponding sub-body. The method further includes solving contact constraints in isolation for each sub-body. The method also includes enforcing fixed joint constraints exactly, such that positions and orientations of each sub-body are identical. | 08-28-2014 |

20150347718 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TOTAL ENERGY FOR DESOLVATING AN ANION-CATION PAIR AND INSERTING IT INTO THE ELECTRODE OF A SUPERCAPACITOR - The invention is a device for sampling fluids under pressure from a well which comprises a chamber for retaining the fluid within a sample chamber ( | 12-03-2015 |

20140372089 | METHOD OF CALIBRATING FRACTURE GEOMETRY TO MICROSEISMIC EVENTS - A method of performing a fracture operation at a wellsite about a subterranean formation having a fracture network with natural fractures is provided. The wellsite is stimulated by injection of fluid into the fracture network. The method involves generating wellsite data including natural fracture parameters and obtaining measurements of micro seismic events, modeling hydraulic fractures of the fracture network based on the wellsite data and defining a hydraulic fracture geometry of the hydraulic fractures, generating a stress field of the hydraulic fractures using a geomechanical model, determining shear failure parameters comprising a failure envelope and a stress state about the fracture network, determining a location of shear failure of the fracture network from the failure envelope and the stress state, and calibrating the hydraulic fracture geometry by comparing the modeled hydraulic fractures and the locations of shear failure against the measured microseismic events. | 12-18-2014 |

20130173234 | ANTENNA DESIGNING METHOD AND APPARATUS - An antenna designing method, performed by a computer, includes: inputting a first antenna characteristic of an antenna; creating an antenna model that includes the antenna and a matching circuit which is connected to the antenna and is formed by a matching element including parasitic reactance and loss resistance; calculating a second antenna characteristic of the created antenna model by using the first antenna characteristic; determining whether or not the calculated second antenna characteristic satisfies a desired standard value; and displaying a determined result. | 07-04-2013 |

20110270590 | NONLINEAR IDENTIFICATION USING COMPRESSED SENSING AND MINIMAL SYSTEM SAMPLING - Compressed sensing is used to determine a model of a nonlinear system. In one example, L1-norm minimization is used to fit a generic model function to a set of samples thereby obtaining a fitted model. Convex optimization can be used to determine model coefficients that minimize the L1-norm. In one application, the fitted model is used to calibrate a predistorter. In another application, the fitted model function is used to predict future actions of the system. The generic model is made of up of constituent functions that may or may not be orthogonal to one another. In one example, an initial model function of non-orthogonal constituent functions is orthogonalized to generate a generic model function of constituent orthogonal functions. Although the number of samples to which the generic model is fitted can be less than the number of model coefficients, the fitted model nevertheless accurately models system nonlinearities. | 11-03-2011 |

20140372091 | METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DYNAMIC MODEL IDENTIFICATION FOR MONITORING AND CONTROL OF DYNAMIC MACHINES WITH VARIABLE STRUCTURE OR VARIABLE OPERATION CONDITIONS - A method and system for forming a dynamic model for the behavior of machines from sensed data. The method and system can include observing, with at least one sensor, a machine in operation; recording data from the at least one sensor about at least one characteristic of the machine in operation; fitting an input-output N(ARX)-LPV dynamic model to the recorded machine data; utilizing a CVA-(N)LPV realization method on the dynamic model; constructing a dynamic state space (N)LPV dynamic model based on the utilization of the CVA-(N)LPV realization method; generating a dynamic model of machine behavior; and at least one of controlling and modifying machine dynamic response characteristics based upon the generated dynamic model of machine behavior. | 12-18-2014 |

20100228532 | METHOD TO CREATE AN INDEX ON MANAGEMENT OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD AND TO PREDICT FIRST LACTATION MILK PRODUCTION - A computer implemented method and system for creating an index on management of the transition period and for calculating predicted milk production for an animal such as a dairy cow during a current lactation period. The calculation is made based on individual characteristics of the animal without relying on factors related to a previous lactation, so an accurate prediction may be obtained for first lactation milk production. In a preferred embodiment, the milk production prediction is based on predicted transmitting ability (PTA) for milk for the individual animal in combination with one or more other factors related to the current state of the animal. | 09-09-2010 |

20100228531 | ZINC OXIDE (ZNO) VARISTORS DEGRADATION ANALYSIS SYSTEM USING PARAMETERS FROM THE MODIFIED LONGEVIN MODEL - It is a method to appraise the life of a lightning rod using the “Modified Longevin Function” initially applied to represent the field and induction magnetic magnitudes in ferromagnetic materials modified properly to the inherent magnitudes of the characteristic curve of the lightning rods' varistors, current and voltage, measuring the variation of the parameters from the lightning rod model, using the adapted “Modified Langevin Function” through out the lightning rod life evaluating the lightning rod functional status based on the variation of the three parameters of the lightning rod varistor developed model; also using a lightning rod leakage current measurement system with techniques to get the share of the resistive current flowing through the varistor and with techniques to determine the parameters from the model that uses a software to meet the varistor model parameters. | 09-09-2010 |

20100228529 | SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT AND MODELING IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS INTEGRATION - A method and product for modeling and managing requirements in a complex integrated system, which comprises creating a set of requirements which can be implemented within all the components of the complex integrated system. Each requirement may be characterized as a point on the circumference of a circle, the characterization being an assignment of a requirement type. This type determines which circle the point will be located on, assigning a unique immutable numerical value to each requirement that determines in which order the point is placed on the previously determined circle. | 09-09-2010 |

20100088079 | METHODS FOR ACCURATE USE OF FINITE DYNAMIC RANGE MEASUREMENT DATA IN RADIO PATH LOSS PROPAGATION MODEL CALIBRATION - Methods for accurately predicting radio propagation from signal strength measurements. Dynamic range limitations in the measurement data are explicitly taken into account. The resulting propagation models accurately predict signal strength for calculation of coverage and interference. | 04-08-2010 |

20150095000 | OPTIMAL SENSOR AND ACTUATOR DEPLOYMENT FOR SYSTEM DESIGN AND CONTROL - A method of determining the location of actuators and sensors for climate control that includes providing a model of temperature and airflow within a room. A matrix for the placement of sensors is calculated using a Lyapunov equation. A Lyapunov equation includes a matrix for the transition state from the model of temperature and airflow. A trace of the matrix for the placement of sensors is maximized to provide optimum placement of the sensors. A matrix for the placement of actuators within the model is calculated using the Lyapunov equation. A variable for the Lyapunov equation includes the matrix for the transition state obtained from the model of temperature and airflow. A trace of the matrix for the placement of actuators is maximized to provide optimum placement of the actuators within the room. | 04-02-2015 |

20150094998 | SIMULATION DEVICE, RECORDING MEDIUM STORING SIMULATION PROGRAM AND SIMULATION METHOD - For first neighboring particles located within a radius of influence of a reference particle of a continuum model expressing a continuum as a collection of particles, a first interaction between the reference particle and the first neighboring particle is calculated according to a kernel function and the position of the first neighboring particle after displacement of the continuum model. For second neighboring particles that have entered the radius of influence of the reference particle after the displacement occurred, a second interaction between the reference particle and the second neighboring particle is calculated according to the kernel function and the position of the second neighboring particle after displacement of the continuum model. An interaction between the reference particle and a current neighboring particle of the reference particle is calculated according to the first and second interactions. The deformation gradient tensor of the kernel function is used to calculate the first interaction. | 04-02-2015 |

20140316755 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING OXIDATION REACTION RATE CONSTANT BETWEEN CHEMICALS AND OZONE BASED ON MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND AMBIENT TEMPERATURE - This invention belongs to the technical field of quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) for chemical persistent assessment, relating to a method for predicting reaction rate constants of organic chemicals with ozone (k | 10-23-2014 |

20160125107 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING FATIGUE OF A STRUCTURE AND OPTIMIZING A CHARACTERISTIC OF THE STRUCTURE BASED ON THE FATIGUE ANALYSIS - Methods and apparatus for analyzing fatigue of a structure and optimizing a characteristic of the structure based on the fatigue analysis are disclosed herein. An example method disclosed herein includes obtaining mass and unit stress values of a plurality of details of interest of a structural component, calculating fatigue margins for each of the details of interest, identifying among the calculated fatigue margins any negative fatigue margins associated with one or more of the details of interest, and adjusting, via a processor, a dimensional characteristic of each detail of interest associated with the negative fatigue margin(s) until positive fatigue margin(s) at each detail of interest is obtained. | 05-05-2016 |

20140372087 | SYSTEM TOOL FOR WEIGHT OPTIMIZATION OF THIN WALL STRUCTURES - The present disclosure describes tools and associated computational analysis methodologies employed therein for improved TMP and TMP-panel weight-optimization and selection. The tools draw on inter-dependence parameters relating to TPM cross section dimensional ratio values and established constructive restrictions to calculate—using appropriate algorithmic computational analysis the optimal cross section dimensional values of a given TPM. The proposed computational analysis is used in the selection of weight-optimized TPM-panels. A design selection serves as a blueprint for the nest stage which is the actual fabrication or manufacturing of the component. For a given set of constructive restrictions, the final product is based on optimal configurations selected from a fixed set of TMPs with varied cross-shapes; or in the case of TPM panels, on optimum configurations selected from a fixed set of TMP-panel combinations of varied cross-sectional dimensions. | 12-18-2014 |

20160125103 | ACCELERATING PARTICLE-SWARM ALGORITHMS - Embodiments of the inventive subject matter include determining a plurality of potential full resolution locations for a particle representation for a second iteration of a particle swarm optimization, wherein the particle representation is associated with both a first full resolution location and a first reduced resolution location for a first iteration of the particle swarm optimization that has not yet completed and the second iteration is later than the first iteration. Embodiments further include determining that the plurality of full resolution locations reduces to a second reduced resolution location for the second iteration. Embodiments further include submitting the second reduced resolution location for fitness calculation prior to the first iteration completing. | 05-05-2016 |

20120101788 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING FAULTS DURING THE OPERATION OF A PUMP UNIT - A method for determining faults during the operation of a pump unit. At least two electric variables that determine the electric output of the motor and at least one fluctuating hydraulic variable of the pump are detected. The detected values or values formed from the variables by use of algorithms are automatically compared to predefined stored values using electronic data processing and the results of the comparison are used to determine whether or not faults have occurred. | 04-26-2012 |

20130218541 | COMPUTERIZED PAIN ASSESSMENT TOOL - A computerized pain assessment system, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium are described. A screen that includes a human body replica containing a known number of pixels is displayed, and then an area is indicated to represent a pain area. An indicated number of pixels representing the pain area divided by the known number of pixels defines a pain coverage. A pain intensity is indicated on a first scale depicting the pain intensity between minimum pain and maximum pain. The first scale corresponds to a first numeric scale for measuring the pain intensity. A depth of pain is indicated on a second scale depicting the depth of pain between superficial and deep. The second scale corresponds to a second numeric scale for measuring the depth of pain. An objective pain value is computed from the pain coverage multiplied by the pain intensity on the first numeric scale and multiplied by the depth of pain on the second numeric scale. The objective pain value is displayed. | 08-22-2013 |

20100082305 | PROCESS FOR COMPUTING GEOMETRIC PERTURBATIONS FOR PROBABILISTIC ANALYSIS - A method for computing geometric perturbations for probabilistic analysis. The probabilistic analysis is based on finite element modeling, in which uncertainties in the modeled system are represented by changes in the nominal geometry of the model, referred to as “perturbations”. These changes are accomplished using displacement vectors, which are computed for each node of a region of interest and are based on mean-value coordinate calculations. | 04-01-2010 |

20100082308 | Circuit simulation based on gate spacing from adjacent MOS transistors - A circuit simulation apparatus is provided with a parameter calculating tool and a circuit simulator. The parameter calculating tool is configured to extract gate spacings between gates of a target MOS transistor and adjacent MOS transistors integrated in an integrated circuit from layout data of the integrated circuit, and to calculate a transistor model parameter corresponding to a threshold voltage of the target MOS transistor based on the extracted gate spacings. The circuit simulator is configured to perform circuit simulation of the integrated circuit by using the calculated transistor model parameter. | 04-01-2010 |

20100082307 | Bezier Curves for Advanced Driver Assistance System Applications - A method and system for using Bezier curves in vehicle positioning and electronic horizon applications for providing data to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications are disclosed. The Bezier curves are obtained from B-splines. The obtained Bezier curves are subdivided in a manner that allows the vehicle positioning application to derive a polyline representation in real time. Using the Bezier and polyline geometry, the vehicle positioning application provides a vehicle position approximation to the ADAS applications. Using the Bezier curves, the electronic horizon application provides curvature, slope, and heading profiles to the ADAS applications. | 04-01-2010 |

20150073758 | COMPUTERISED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODELLING AERAULIC FLOWS, IN PARTICULAR FOR THE QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE RISK OF AIRBORNE CONTAMINATION - Disclosed is a computerized process and system for modeling aeraulic flows in an environment in particular for the evaluation of the risks of airborne contamination. The principle of the process consists in considering that in a given individual unit or mesh, defined as fairly small, the final values of the primitive variables (V, P, T) are the result of their primary values calculated in an irrotational field composed of a “pressure-velocity” coupling with a turbulence model adapted to Newtonian and incompressible fluids belonging to the range of validity of the process. | 03-12-2015 |

20140052423 | AUTOECONOMETRICS MODELING METHOD - A method and system allowing the ability to automatically and systematically run thousands and even millions of combinations and permutations of regression, forecasting and econometric trials to determine the best-fitting predictive model. | 02-20-2014 |

20140052422 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT BASED ON DISSOLVED OXYGEN CONTROL BY FUZZY NEURAL NETWORK - A method and system for wastewater treatment based on dissolved oxygen control by a fuzzy neural network, the method for wastewater treatment comprising the following steps: (1) measuring art inlet water flow rate, an ORP value in an anaerobic tank, a DO value in an aerobic tank, an inlet water COD value, and an actual outlet water COD value; (2) collecting the measured sample data and sending them via a computer to a COD fuzzy neural network predictive model, so as to establish an outlet water COD predicted value, (3) comparing the outlet COD predicted value with the outlet water COD set value, so as to obtain an error and an error change rate, and using them as two input variables to adjust a suitable dissolved oxygen concentration. Accordingly, the on-line prediction and real-time control of dissolved oxygen wastewater treatment are achieved. The accurate control of dissolved oxygen concentration by the present method for wastewater treatment can achieve a saving in energy consumption while ensuring stable running of the sewage treatment system, and the outlet water quality meets the national emission standards. | 02-20-2014 |

20100017174 | Method and system for processing echo signals - In a pulse-echo measuring system, echo signals are compared by a difference calculator with the output of a model simulating the system. The detected differences are used to re-calculate parameters in the model. Other parameters are directly measured and applied to the model. A primary measurement, such as level, is detected more accurately and other parameters such as froth height and turbulence are estimated accurately. | 01-21-2010 |

20100017173 | METHOD OF MODELLING THE SWITCHING ACTIVITY OF A DIGITAL CIRCUIT - The present invention is a method for modeling the switching activity of a digital circuit, this digital circuit comprising cells linked together by interconnections, these cells switching at an instant at which at least one of their inputs changes state, successive switchings of the cells of the circuits occurring during a clock period Tclk of this circuit, the clock period includes the following steps: | 01-21-2010 |

20100017172 | METHOD OF DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF A PROPOSED STRUCTURE ANALYSIS PROCESS - A method of determining the feasibility of a proposed structure analysis process is disclosed. The process involved the electron beam excitation of x-rays from a multi-layered structure. The method comprises generating predicted x-ray data represents the x-ray excitation response of the multi-layered structure according to one or more sets of process conditions. The x-ray data are generated using structure data defining the structure and composition of the layers. The effects upon the x-ray data of changes to the structure data are then analysed in accordance with one or more predetermined feasibility criteria, so as to determine the feasibility of performing the proposed structure analysis process upon the multi-layered structure. | 01-21-2010 |

20100017171 | Method for tuning patient-specific cardiovascular simulations - Computational methods are used to create cardiovascular simulations having desired hemodynamic features. Cardiovascular modeling methods produce descriptions of blood flow and pressure in the heart and vascular networks. Numerical methods optimize and solve nonlinear equations to find parameter values that result in desired hemodynamic characteristics including related flow and pressure at various locations in the cardiovascular system, movements of soft tissues, and changes for different physiological states. The modeling methods employ simplified models to approximate the behavior of more complex models with the goal of to reducing computational expense. The user describes the desired features of the final cardiovascular simulation and provides minimal input, and the system automates the search for the final patient-specific cardiovascular model. | 01-21-2010 |

20100131251 | SHORTEST PATH SEARCH METHOD AND DEVICE - A shortest path search method executed by a computer includes steps of: storing data on vertices and data an interpolation points provided on each edge of each triangle of a triangular mesh in association with data of corresponding triangles and sides; accepting a specification of a departure point or curve and an arrival point or curve on the three-dimensional model; and searching sequentially for the interpolation points and the vertices from the departure point or curve to the arrival point or curve based on topological information of the triangular mesh, calculating a distance from the departures point or curve to the interpolation point or the vertex, and if the distance is the shortest among all paths, storing the distance. | 05-27-2010 |

20130238299 | SYSTEM FOR MOLECULAR PACKING CALCULATIONS - The invention provides a computer implemented method of quantifying the quality of packing for a residue comprising one or more residue atoms in a first protein in a first conformation, the method comprising: (a) calculating one or more close contact potentials based on a distance between the one or more residue atoms and one or more environment atoms, (b) calculating a contact area of the one or more residue atoms that is exposed to the one or more environment atoms and (c) calculating a close contact surface density (CCSD) by dividing the sum of the one or more close contact potentials by the contact area. | 09-12-2013 |

20140244225 | BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE TRACKING, EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT SELECTION AND BENCHMARKING - A method includes calculating a first estimated state of charge (SOC) of a battery at a first time, receiving a voltage value representing a measured voltage across the battery at a second time, calculating a filter gain at the second time, and calculating a second estimated SOC of the battery at the second time based on the first estimated SOC, the voltage value, and the filter gain. Another method includes storing, in a memory, a library of equivalent circuit models representing a battery, determining an operational mode of a battery based on a load associated with the battery, selecting one of the equivalent circuit models based on the determined operational mode, and calculating a state of charge of charge (SOC) of the battery using the selected equivalent circuit model. | 08-28-2014 |

20150066451 | Determining Acid Injection Treatment Parameters - The present disclosure relates to determining acid injection treatment parameters. One example method includes identifying one or more characteristics of a rock structure; and determining one or more parameters of an acid injection treatment to produce a specified flow structure in the rock structure when the acid injection treatment is applied, the one or more parameters of the acid injection treatment determined based on the one or more characteristics of the rock structure and including at least one of an injection flow velocity or a characteristic of an acid to be used in the acid injection treatment. | 03-05-2015 |

20130173240 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DYNAMICALLY DETERMINING THE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF THE BONE ELEMENTS OF THE SPINE - A method for dynamically determining the position and orientation of the bone elements of the spine of a person by internal imaging, includes: calculating in a first stage t, the relationships of the vertebrae to one another and relative to the surface of the back; determining equations for a dynamic mechanical model of the spine and for internal stresses on the spine and interactions between the spine and the surface of the back; producing in a second stage t+1, 3D images of the outer surface of the back of the person; and determining for stage t+1, the position and orientation of each of the vertebrae from data acquired from 3D images of the outer surface of the back during stage t+1 and from static position and orientation of data calculated for each of the vertebrae as well as for the shape of the surface of the back during stage t. | 07-04-2013 |

20130173231 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING FAILURE ESTIMATES FOR A HEAT RECOVERY STEAM GENERATOR - A method of forming a failure estimate for one or more components of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) includes forming from failure models and at least one of fired hours and fired starts, factored hours and factored starts. The factored hours and/or starts are applied to failure equations for the one or more components to form the failure estimate. | 07-04-2013 |

20100121620 | SPRAY NOZZLE CONFIGURATION AND MODELING SYSTEM - A spray injection analysis and nozzle configuration system is described having a user input unit that collects spray system input parameters and relays the collected parameters to a fluid performance matching unit and/or problem geometry unit for subsequent processing. The user inputs basic system parameters, including the desired spray fluid characteristics, to obtain suggested system configuration, including spray nozzle types and quantities. Accuracy of suggested spray nozzle type and configuration is increased via approximating the viscosity and/or surface tension parameters of the desired spray fluid with that of collected performance data. When a user already knows the desired spray nozzle type and associated system parameters, the user input unit routes this information to the problem geometry unit for creation of a problem geometry file, including calculation of the drop size distribution and spray velocity, and performance modeling via the fluid modeling unit. | 05-13-2010 |

20140330547 | FORMING A MODEL OF A SUBSURFACE REGION - A method of forming a geologic model of a subsurface region is disclosed. Data related to the subsurface region is obtained. A framework is constructed to represent the subsurface region. A template is selected from a plurality of templates. The selected template provides at least one property that is characteristic of the subsurface region. The selected template is inserted into the framework, to form the geologic model. The geologic model is then outputted. | 11-06-2014 |

20140330545 | METHOD OF DESIGNING A CUSTOM PROPELLER - A method of designing a custom boat propeller with optimized geometry for a boat and motor combination based upon a user generated performance data set. | 11-06-2014 |

20140330544 | MODELING THE LONG-TERM EVOLUTION OF SPACE DEBRIS - A space object modeling system that models the evolution of space debris is provided. The modeling system simulates interaction of space objects at simulation times throughout a simulation period. The modeling system includes a propagator that calculates the position of each object at each simulation time based on orbital parameters. The modeling system also includes a collision detector that, for each pair of objects at each simulation time, performs a collision analysis. When the distance between objects satisfies a conjunction criterion, the modeling system calculates a local minimum distance between the pair of objects based on a curve fitting to identify a time of closest approach at the simulation times and calculating the position of the objects at the identified time. When the local minimum distance satisfies a collision criterion, the modeling system models the debris created by the collision of the pair of objects. | 11-06-2014 |

20140372088 | METHOD OF ANALYZING CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT UNDER CAUCHY BOUNDARY CONDITIONS USING IMPROVED LAGRANGIAN-EULERIAN METHOD - This invention relates to, in order to numerically analyze contaminant transport in groundwater, a method of analyzing contaminant transport under Cauchy boundary conditions using an improved Lagrangian-Eulerian method, wherein problems of a conventional Lagrangian-Eulerian method able to analyze only high Peclet numbers are solved, and which is configured to analyze a new numerical matrix constructed in such a manner that a Eulerian method is applied to an element adjacent to Cauchy boundary conditions and a conventional Lagrangian-Eulerian method is applied to an internal element, thereby enabling accurate numerical analysis of contaminant transport at various Peclet numbers including not only high Peclet numbers but also particularly low Peclet numbers under Cauchy boundary conditions. | 12-18-2014 |

20140309975 | ANALYSIS DEVICE AND SIMULATION METHOD - An analysis device includes a unit cell acquisition unit configured to acquire a unit cell under a period boundary condition reflecting symmetry of an object to be analyzed, a unit particle system acquisition unit configured to acquire a unit particle system including a plurality of unit particles in the unit cell acquired by the unit cell acquisition unit, and a numerical computation unit configured to numerically compute a governing equation, which governs the motion of each unit particle of the unit particle system acquired by the unit particle system acquisition unit, under the period boundary condition. The numerical computation unit moves the boundary of the unit cell to simulate the movement of the object to be analyzed during computation. | 10-16-2014 |

20150088472 | USING FLUORESCENCE MEASUREMENTS FOR CHARACTERIZING PROTEIN GEL-FIRMING PROCESSES - The present invention relates to a method of predicting the cutting-time of coagulating milk based upon time parameters generated from fluorescence measurements. The method includes the steps of (a) measuring a change in the fluorescence response of coagulating milk, (b) generating time parameters from the fluorescence response, and (c) using time parameters and a cutting time prediction equation to predict cutting time. Additionally, an additional method is provided for determining a cutting time prediction equation by regression analysis. | 03-26-2015 |

20150066460 | STRATIGRAPHIC FUNCTION - A method can include receiving implicit function values at nodes of a coarse mesh of a region of interest in a geologic environment; receiving data: formulating constraints based at least in part on the data; solving a system of equations for a finer mesh subject to the constraints; and outputting implicit function values at nodes of the finer mesh based at least in part on solving the system of equations. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066453 | Injection Treatment Simulation using Condensation - An injection treatment on a subterranean zone is simulated by modeling physically separate rock blocks of the subterranean zone by separate block models. The block model for each physically separate rock block represents intra-block mechanics of the rock block by finite element method. Condensation is performed in the finite element method to reduce nodal degrees of freedom operation on by the finite element method. Interactions between adjacent pairs of the rock blocks are modeled by separate joint models. The joint model for each adjacent pair of rock blocks represents inter-block mechanics between the adjacent rock blocks. The injection treatment of the subterranean zone is simulated with the block models and the joint models. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066449 | SOLAR FARM AND METHOD FOR FORECASTING SOLAR FARM PERFORMANCE - Solar farms and methods for forecasting solar farm performance are provided. A method may include, for example, the steps of analyzing in a computing device at least one historic or estimated usage parameter and at least one design limit parameter, and determining an estimated failure probability for at least one solar module of the solar farm based on the at least one historic or estimated usage parameter and at least one design limit parameter. A method may further include, for example, the steps of receiving in the computing device at least one real time usage parameter, and calculating an updated failure probability based on the estimated failure probability and the least one real time usage parameter. | 03-05-2015 |

20120150509 | Continuous optimization energy reduction process in commercial buildings - The invention provides a method and system for optimizing energy usage (where “energy” means electric, gas, and other energy sources) in commercial buildings. In one embodiment of the invention, historical energy consumption data is used, along with occupant data, to determine appropriate adjustments in energy usage. The invention further provides for ongoing monitoring and reporting of energy savings. | 06-14-2012 |

20100106471 | Computer-Aided Method for a Cost-Optimized Calculation of Aerodynamic Forces on an Aircraft - A computer-aided method suitable for assisting in the design of an aircraft by providing the values of dimensional variables, dependant of a predefined set of parameters, for the complete aircraft or an aircraft component, comprising the following steps: a) Defining a parametric space grid; b) Obtaining a suitable Reduced Order Model (ROM) model, particularly a Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) model, for calculating said variables for whatever point over the parametric space through an iterative process. Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to calculate said variables for an appropriately selected set of points over the parametric space, which are used to approximate, via ROM and ad hoc interpolation, the variables in any other point over the parametric space. The method minimizes the required number of CFD calculations (to minimize the computational cost, which dramatically depends on this number) for a given level of error. | 04-29-2010 |

20100106470 | DETERMINISTIC COMPONENT IDENTIFYING APPARATUS, IDENTIFYING, PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM, TEST SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Provided is a deterministic component identifying apparatus that identifies a distribution shape of a deterministic component included in a probability density function supplied thereto, comprising a standard deviation calculating section that calculates a standard deviation of the probability density function; a spectrum calculating section that calculates a spectrum of the probability density function; a null frequency detecting section that detects a null frequency of the spectrum; and a ratio calculating section that calculates a ratio between a top portion and a bottom portion of a distribution of the deterministic component, based on the standard deviation of the probability density function and the null frequency of the spectrum. | 04-29-2010 |

20100106469 | Generating Models for Integrated Circuits with Sensitivity-Based Minimum Change to Existing Models - A method for generating model files of target devices of an integrated circuit includes providing the target devices; providing a device target set for the target devices, wherein the device target set comprises target values of parameters of the target devices; determining a nearest known model related to the target devices, wherein the nearest known model comprises a first model file; performing a sensitivity analysis to determine sensitive parameters in the first model file; modifying the sensitive parameters in the first model file to generate a second model file; and determining a fitness value of a circuit simulated using the second model file with values of parameters in the device target set. | 04-29-2010 |

20100106468 | DETERMINISTIC COMPONENT MODEL IDENTIFYING APPARATUS, IDENTIFYING METHOD, PROGRAM, RECORDING MEDIUM, TEST SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - There is provided a deterministic component model identifying apparatus for determining a type of a deterministic component contained in a probability density function supplied thereto. The deterministic component model identifying apparatus includes a spectrum calculating section that calculates a spectrum of the probability density function on an axis of a predetermined variable, a null value detecting section that detects a null value on the axis of the predetermined variable in the calculated spectrum, a theoretical value calculating section that calculates a theoretical value of a spectrum of the deterministic component in association with each of a plurality of predetermined deterministic component types, based on the null value detected by the null value detecting section, and a model determining section that determines, as the type of the deterministic component contained in the probability density function, a deterministic component type associated with a logarithmic magnitude spectrum difference most similar to a logarithmic magnitude spectrum of a Gaussian distribution, where the logarithmic magnitude spectrum difference is produced by subtracting the theoretical value of the spectrum of the deterministic component calculated in association with each of the plurality of predetermined deterministic component types from the spectrum calculated by the spectrum calculating section. | 04-29-2010 |

20100106472 | Method of Improved Reservoir Simulation of Fingering Systems - The present disclosure includes the use of grids composed solely or in part of a set of contiguous cells having six or more principal flow directions within a single layer is disclosed for use in numerical simulation. The grids are particularly well-adapted for use in modeling flow in hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs where fingering or channeling is experienced. Methods of constructing a bisected periodic grid and a substantially constant width radial grid in connection with the present disclosure are also provided. The problem of grid orientation effects is lessened by providing grids with an increased number of principal flow directions, typically six or more. The improved grids may be used in many preexisting simulators. | 04-29-2010 |

20130211801 | MULTIVARIATE DATA MIXTURE MODEL ESTIMATION DEVICE, MIXTURE MODEL ESTIMATION METHOD, AND MIXTURE MODEL ESTIMATION PROGRAM - With respect to the model selection issue of a mixture model, the present invention performs high-speed model selection under an appropriate standard regarding the number of model candidates which exponentially increases as the number and the types to be mixed increase. A mixture model estimation device comprises: a data input unit to which data of a mixture model to be estimated, candidate values of the number of mixtures which are required for estimating the mixture model of the data, and types of components configuring the mixture model and parameters thereof, are input; a processing unit which sets the number of mixtures from the candidate values, calculates, with respect to the set number of mixtures, a variation probability of a hidden variable for a random variable which becomes a target for mixture model estimation of the data, and estimates the optimal mixture model by optimizing the types of the components and the parameters therefor using the calculated variation probability of the hidden variable so that the lower bound of the posterior probabilities of the model separated for each component of the mixture model can be maximized; and a model estimation result output unit which outputs the model estimation result obtained by the processing unit. | 08-15-2013 |

20150094995 | Managing Interconnect Electromigration Effects - A mechanism is provided for determining a modeled age of a set of interconnect groups in a set of cores in a set of multi-core processors. For each interconnect group in the set of interconnect groups in the set of cores on the set of multi-core processors, a determination is made of a current modeled age of the interconnect group. A determination is then made as to whether at least one current modeled age of the interconnect group for the set of interconnect groups is greater than an end-of-life value. Responsive to at least one current modeled age of the interconnect group being greater than the end-of-life value, an indication to take corrective action with the at least one associated interconnect group is sent. | 04-02-2015 |

20100094605 | ITERATIVE MULTI-SCALE METHOD FOR FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA - Computer-implemented iterative multi-scale methods and systems are provided for handling simulation of complex, highly anisotropic, heterogeneous domains. A system and method can be configured to achieve simulation of structures where accurate localization assumptions do not exist. The iterative system and method smoothes the solution field by applying line relaxation in all spatial directions. The smoother is unconditionally stable and leads to sets of tri-diagonal linear systems that can be solved efficiently, such as by the Thomas algorithm. Furthermore, the iterative smoothing procedure, for the improvement of the localization assumptions, does not need to be applied in every time step of the computation. | 04-15-2010 |

20100094602 | Signal Quality Determination In Cable Networks - A method of determining signal quality in a cable network comprises the steps of: providing a network model ( | 04-15-2010 |

20100094601 | PROCESS FOR GENERATING BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS OF GONIOAPPARENT MATERIALS WITH LIMITED MEASUREMENT DATA - A computer-implemented process for generating a bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of a gonioapparent material containing effect flake pigments in a solid medium using limited measurement data, comprising the following steps: (A) acquiring and inputting into a computing device (1) photometric data and (2) the refractive index of the solid medium of the gonioapparent material; (B) converting any non-linear photometric data from step A) above to linear photometric data; (C) using the illumination angle and the reflective scattering angle associated with the linear photometric data and the refractive index of the medium to calculate corresponding effect flake angles; (D) fitting the linear photometric data and the effect angle data with an equation; (E) calculating the corresponding effect flake angle needed to calculate the BRDF being generated in step (F); and (F) generating the BRDF from the corresponding effect flake angle from step (E) and the equation developed in step (D). | 04-15-2010 |

20100094600 | DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for analysing, designing and manufacturing a body to determine potential discontinuities within the body when subjected to an action. | 04-15-2010 |

20150073757 | System And Method For Determining Statistical Distribution Of A Rolling Tire Boundary - A system and method for modeling a distribution of a tire footprint boundary ( | 03-12-2015 |

20130218535 | PROCESS FOR REDUCING LUBRICATION OIL CONSUMPTION FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES - A process for selecting a piston ring for a piston containing internal combustion engine such that the engine experiences a reduction in lubrication oil consumption (LOC) used therein. The process can include providing engine specifications for an engine for which the piston ring is to be selected and simulating engine temperatures for the engine as a function of the engine specifications. The process can also include simulating bore distortion for the engine as a function of the simulated engine temperatures and simulating piston ring dynamics for the engine as a function of the simulated bore distortion. Once the simulated piston ring dynamics have been obtained, the process can include calculating a plurality of LOC values and selecting a piston ring as a function of the calculated LOC values. | 08-22-2013 |

20100204967 | Autoeconometrics modeling method - A method and system allowing the ability to automatically and systematically run thousands and even millions of combinations and permutations of regression, forecasting and econometric trials to determine the best-fitting predictive model. | 08-12-2010 |

20100204968 | CANTILEVER EVALUATION SYSTEM, CANTILEVER EVALUATION METHOD, AND CANTILEVER EVALUATION PROGRAM - A controller of a cantilever evaluation system calculates a stream function value ψz(x, y; t+1) and vorticity ωz(x, y; t+1) at a subsequent time step t+1 using boundary conditions according to displacement h(z; t) of a cantilever and velocity δh/δt(z; t), a stream function value φz(x, y; t) and vorticity ωz(x, y; t) in two-dimensional planes. The controller uses the calculated stream function value φz(x, y) and vorticity ωz(x, y) to calculate a fluid drag force acting on the cantilever. The controller substitutes the calculated fluid drag force into a displacement calculation equation to calculate the displacement h(z; t+1) of the one-dimensional beam at the subsequent time step t+1. The controller repeats such calculation for each grid point and further repeats it at each time step. | 08-12-2010 |

20140257775 | Reservoir Architecture and Connectivity Analysis - An interactive system and method of operating the system to define and evaluate a model of a hydrocarbon reservoir. The reservoir model is defined from extrinsic information such as seismic surveys, well logs, and the like, and is based on elements of formation regions, connections among the regions, wells, and perforations. A boundary-element method is used to determine pressure interference responses, corresponding to the pressure at a perforation in response to a single perforation producing fluid at a unit flow rate. These pressure interference responses are then convolved with measured well flow rates obtained during production to arrive at estimates of the wellbore pressure at one or more wells of interest. The estimated wellbore pressure can be compared with downhole pressure measurements to validate the reservoir model, or to provoke the user into modifying the model and repeating the evaluation of the model. | 09-11-2014 |

20140257773 | METHOD OF PREDICTING TOXICITY OF CHEMICALS WITH RESPECT TO MICROORGANISMS AND METHOD OF EVALUATING BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS BY USING THEIR PREDICTED TOXICITIES - Provided is a method of generating a toxicity prediction model for a microorganism, a method of predicting the toxicity of a chemical substance to a microorganism using the toxicity prediction model, and a method of assigning priorities to biosynthetic pathways for a target material using the toxicity prediction method. | 09-11-2014 |

20140257767 | PSO-Guided Trust-Tech Methods for Global Unconstrained Optimization - A method determines a global optimum of a system defined by a plurality of nonlinear equations. The method includes applying a heuristic methodology to cluster a plurality of particles into at least one group for the plurality of nonlinear equations. The method also includes selecting a center point and a plurality of top points from the particles in each group and applying a local method starting from the center point and top points for each group to find a local optimum for each group in a tier-by-tier manner. The method further includes applying a TRUST-TECH methodology to each local optimum to find a set of tier-1 optima and identifying a best solution among the local optima and the tier-1 optima as the global optimum. In some embodiments, the heuristic methodology is a particle swarm optimization methodology. | 09-11-2014 |

20130226539 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF CUSTOMER MOVEMENT AND INTEGRATION WITH OTHER DATA - Movement patterns for customers in a retail environment are quantified using a set of movement traces. The quantifications are correlated with other retail metrics to determine which patterns are conducive to positive results for the retailer. In an implementation, first and second distributions are generated using the movement traces. One of the first or second distributions is compared to another of the first or second distributions. A value is calculated indicating a degree of difference between the distributions. In another implementation, a set of node sequences representing paths of customers in the retail environment are obtained. The node sequences are associated with consumer behavior patterns. A target customer is tracked and a target node sequence representing a current path of the target customer is generated. The target node sequence is compared with the set of node sequences to make a prediction about the target customer. | 08-29-2013 |

20100070249 | Method and System for Generating a Personalized Anatomical Heart Model - A method and system for generating a patient specific anatomical heart model is disclosed. Volumetric image data, such as computed tomography (CT) or echocardiography image data, of a patient's cardiac region is received. Individual models for multiple heart components, such as the left ventricle (LV) endocardium, LV epicardium, right ventricle (RV), left atrium (LA), right atrium (RA), mitral valve, aortic valve, aorta, and pulmonary trunk, are estimated in said volumetric cardiac image data. A patient specific anatomical heart model is generated by integrating the individual models for each of the heart components. | 03-18-2010 |

20100070250 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING PERFORMANCE OF ELECTRICAL POWER CABLES - A computer simulation method is disclosed for simulating an electrical cable having a stranded conductor surrounded by a conductor shield encased in an insulation jacket and having an interstitial void volume in the region of the conductor injected with a fluid composition comprising at least one dielectric enhancement fluid component so as to at least partially fill the interstitial void volume at an initial time. The simulation method comprises for a selected length of the simulated cable, defining a plurality of radially arranged finite volumes extending the selected length of the simulated cable, and estimating the radial temperature of each finite volume. For a selected time period after the initial time, performing a series of steps at least once and outputting or otherwise using the value of the new concentration for the dielectric enhancement fluid component within each finite volume. | 03-18-2010 |

20100070248 | GENERATION OF CONTROLS FOR A SIMULATOR MOBILE PLATFORM - The present invention relates to a method for generating motion controls for a mobile platform of a vehicle simulator. The method uses, as input, accelerations calculated by a process for simulating the behavior of the vehicle. The method according to the invention comprises the steps of: filtering the accelerations calculated accelerations by use of a filter constructed according to a mathematical model of human perception of a motion; calculating successive positions of the mobile platform as a function of the filtered acceleration controls; scaling the positions of the mobile platform as a function of physical limitations of the mobile platform, to produce scaled successive positions of the mobile platform; and calculating acceleration controls to be applied by the mobile platform, as a function of the scaled successive positions of the mobile platform, to produce calculated acceleration controls. | 03-18-2010 |

20100070247 | METHOD FOR ESTIMATING STATES OF A POWER ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - A method is disclosed for estimating states of a power electronic system, the system having a converter circuit. An exemplary method includes varying a system state vector x(k) and a system state vector x(k+1) for each of sampling times k=−N+1 to k=0 in such a manner that a sum formed by an addition of a first vector norm obtained by subtracting a first system model function f(x(k), u(k)) from the system state vector x(k+1), and another vector norm obtained by subtracting a second system model function g(x(k), u(k)) from the output variable vector y(k), becomes minimal over the sampling times k=−N+1 to k=0. A desired system state vector x(k) at the sampling time k=0 can then be selected. | 03-18-2010 |

20100070246 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME CLOTH SIMULATION - A cloth simulation system is provided which comprises a position calculation module calculating relative positions of adjacent vertices among a plurality of vertices on the cloth in the next time step, using the positions of the vertices in the previous time steps; an analysis module establishing an equation of motion of the respective vertices using the relative positions; and an updating module updating the positions of the respective vertices using the equation of motion, whereby the texture and reality of cloth is increased furthermore, a motion of the cloth is calculated in real-time, so that there is no inconvenience to fabricate clothes animation in advance depending upon the number of the motions of to-be-expressed object, thereby con | 03-18-2010 |

20160097876 | Method of Determining CEC and Other Properties from Multi-Frequency Dielectric Measurements - Techniques involve inverting a dielectric dispersion model based on the geometrical and electrochemical effects that affect dielectric dispersion in fluid-saturated rocks and other porous formation with formation data and measurements to obtain further formation characteristics. A workflow involves using multi-frequency dielectric measurements of the dielectric constant and the conductivity of the formation for reservoir evaluation. The workflow also involves determining formation data such as matrix permittivity, formation temperature, pressure, and porosity, etc., and inverting the formation data and the multi-frequency dielectric measurements with the dielectric dispersion model to determine formation characteristics such as volumetric fraction of water in the formation, the formation water salinity and the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), etc. From the CEC log, in combination with other measurements, clay typing may be performed and swelling clays may be identified. | 04-07-2016 |

20160097870 | Seismic Survey Design Using Full Wavefield Inversion - Method for selecting an acquisition geometry for a seismic survey based on ability to resolve an a priori velocity model. Two or more candidate acquisition geometries are selected ( | 04-07-2016 |

20120136637 | ADJUSTING WHEEL DIAMETER - A method and apparatus for adjusting wheel diameter by acquiring a current wheel diameter distribution vector; calculating similarity scores between the current wheel diameter distribution vector and known wheel diameter distribution vector clusters to determine a potential wear rate of the current wheel diameter distribution vector; calculating similarity scores between candidate target wheel diameter distribution vectors and the known wheel diameter distribution vector clusters to determine a potential wear rates of the candidate target wheel diameter distribution vectors; and selecting a target wheel diameter distribution vector from the candidate target wheel diameter distribution vectors, such that the reduction of potential wear rate achieved by switching the current wheel diameter distribution vector to the target wheel diameter distribution vector meets a predetermined condition. Future potential wear rates and the amount of grinding required during train maintenance can be optimized through changing wheel diameter distribution vectors. | 05-31-2012 |

20120136636 | FINITE ELEMENT ADJUSTMENT FOR BASIN FAULTS - A method can include providing finite elements described with respect to a horizontal coordinate axis and a vertical coordinate axis to model a sedimentary basin, identifying a finite element having a horizontal boundary intersected by a fault, subdividing the finite element into two finite elements, and representing the fault along a boundary between the two finite elements. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed. | 05-31-2012 |

20120136635 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING CONSTRAINT SOLVING THROUGH CONSTRAINT REWRITING AND DECISION REORDERING - Methods and apparatuses are described for assigning random values to a set of random variables so that the assigned random values satisfy a set of constraints. A constraint solver can receive a set of constraints that is expected to cause performance problems when the system assigns random values to the set of random variables in a manner that satisfies the set of constraints. For example, modulo constraints and bit-slice constraints can cause the system to perform excessive backtracking when the system attempts to assign random values to the set of random variables in a manner that satisfies the set of constraints. The system can rewrite the set of constraints to obtain a new set of constraints that is expected to reduce and/or avoid the performance problems. The system can then assign random values to the set of random variables based on the new set of constraints. | 05-31-2012 |

20150106070 | BOUNDARY LAYER COMPUTATIONS ON CFD GRIDS - System and method for computing boundary layer properties are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first boundary layer cell that is substantially close to a wall of a structure is selected. A recursive function is then launched for each cell adjacent and around the selected first boundary layer cell to determine a cell having a highest dot product with the normal of the first boundary layer cell. The cell having the highest dot product with the first cell is declared as the second boundary layer cell. The declared cell is selected as the second boundary layer cell. The above steps of selecting, launching and declaring are repeated until a desired number of layers in the boundary layer are completed. The boundary layer properties associated with each selected boundary layer is computed using CFD analysis. | 04-16-2015 |

20100094603 | MULTIPHASE PHYSICAL TRANSPORT MODELING METHOD AND MODELING SYSTEM - A general, computational-mathematical modeling method for the solution of large, boundary-coupled transport problems involving the flow of mass, momentum, energy or subatomic particles is disclosed. The method employs a modeling processor that extracts a matrix operator equation (or set of equations) from a numerical transport code (NTC). The outputs of software codes, available for modeling physical problems governed by conservation laws in the form of differential equations, can be processed into closed-form operator equations with the method. Included is a numerical transport code functionalization (NTCF) model which can be determined numerically, based on a system of solutions of an NTC, evaluating outputs for a given set of inputs. The NTCF model is a linear or nonlinear, multi-variable operator equation or set of such equations. The NTCF model defines relationships between general, time-variable inputs and outputs, some known and some unknown, considered as boundary values. The user of an NTCF model can directly work with the processed model output, instead of running the original numerical code in general applications of a boundary-value problem. The numerical transport code functionalization model can be employed as a surrogate for representing the numerical transport code to provide a solution to the transport problem. The invention enables modeling efficiency and availability to be increased, while computational complexity and cost decreased. Computational times for complex modeling problems can, in some cases, be dramatically reduced, for example by several orders of magnitude. | 04-15-2010 |

20140288907 | METHOD FOR DUEL HANDLING IN A COMBAT AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a method for decision support of a first combat aircraft in a duel situation with a second combat aircraft. The method comprises the steps of: a) determining ( | 09-25-2014 |

20140288906 | ANALYSIS DEVICE, ANALYSIS METHOD, ANALYSIS PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An analysis apparatus | 09-25-2014 |

20140222394 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING A FAULT CONDITION IN A BUILDING - Systems and methods for evaluating a fault condition in a building include determining a change to energy use model parameters attributable to the fault condition. The change to the energy use model parameters are used to calculate a corresponding change to the building's energy consumption. | 08-07-2014 |

20140288904 | METHOD FOR REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF COMPONENT MISALIGNMENT IN AN OPTICAL SYSTEM - Different rotational interfaces between individual optical components and their mounts are compared based on a sensitivity of optical system performance to misalignment of the optical component to an alignment axis of the optical mount within a clearance space. The rotational interfaces at which the sensitivity of the optical system performance to the misalignment of the optical component approaches a minimum are incorporated into the optical design. | 09-25-2014 |

20140288901 | COMPUTER-AIDED DIE DESIGN APPARATUS - In a computer-aided die design apparatus having a computer, a display adapted to be connected to the computer, and a simulator adapted to be loaded in the computer to analyze and display on the display flow behavior of resin when the resin charged into a die cavity is die-clamped by a press at a compression force, the simulator comprises an analyzer that analyzes the resin flow behavior by increasing the compression force for die-clamping the resin at a predetermined time interval until the increased compression force reaches an upper limit value, and a substitutive value calculator that calculates a substitutive value of the compression force based on a stress-relaxation time of the resin when the compression force has reached the upper limit value. | 09-25-2014 |

20140288900 | METHOD FOR EXPLOITING A GEOLOGICAL RESERVOIR BY MEANS OF A RESERVOIR MODEL CONSISTENT WITH A GEOLOGICAL MODEL BY THE CHOICE OF AN UPSCALING METHOD - The invention IS a method for exploiting (EXP) a geological reservoir by using a reservoir model consistent with a geological model (MG). Reservoir models (MRn) are constructed by using different upscaling methods. By utilization of a connectivity study, conducted on the basis of an algorithm resolving the shortest path (DIS) applied to the meshings, the main flowpaths are identified between the wells for the geological model (MG) and for the different reservoir models (MRn). The reservoir model (MR) for which the lengths of the main flowpaths between wells are closest to those obtained for the starting geological model is then selected. | 09-25-2014 |

20140288899 | CALCULATION METHOD OF BINDING FREE ENERGY, CALCULATION DEVICE OF BINDING FREE ENERGY, PROGRAM, SCREENING METHOD OF COMPOUND - A calculation method of binding free energy, which includes: calculating solvation energy (ΔG | 09-25-2014 |

20150081260 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL COUPLING OF FINITE ANALYSIS SOLVERS - A system and method for bi-directional coupling of commercially available finite analysis solvers is disclosed. The method involves configuring a solver specific service for each of the finite analysis solvers and further configuring a task scheduling service (TSS) to facilitate the transfer of solver dependent boundary conditions or file loads between the two finite analysis solvers. Transient coupling is performed between the two finite analysis solvers while mapping data back and forth between them. | 03-19-2015 |

20150081257 | AUTOMATIC PAIRING OF IO DEVICES WITH HARDWARE SECURE ELEMENTS - Methods and systems may provide for receiving at a secure element of a system, during a boot process of the system, a first pairing authentication value from a pairing agent. In addition, a pairing key may be received from the pairing agent, wherein the first pairing authentication value and the pairing key may be used to establish a trusted channel between the secure element and an input output (IO) device coupled to the system. In one example, the first pairing authentication value is accepted only if the first pairing authentication value is received prior to a predetermined stage of the boot process. | 03-19-2015 |

20140288898 | DEVICE SIMULATION METHOD AND DEVICE SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR TUNNEL FET, AND COMPACT MODEL DESIGN METHOD AND COMPACT MODEL FOR TUNNEL FET - A tunnel path of the tunnel FET at a source-gate overlap portion is divided into a vertical path vertical to the source-gate overlap portion and a horizontal path extending to a drain in a horizontal direction along a channel interface. A tunnel distance computation section obtains a tunnel distance for each position of a nonlocal electric field band-to-band tunnel, using first and second bends of the mid-gap potential, which are previously stored approximate functions of the mid-gap potential on the vertical and horizontal paths, respectively. A carrier generation rate computation section computes a carrier generation rate due to band-to-band tunneling, based on the tunnel distance at each position of the nonlocal electric field band-to-band tunnel and a band gap. | 09-25-2014 |

20140288897 | Process for making models of photons, electrons, magnitism, gravity and other things - A process for making models of very small things and very big things. In preferred embodiments the present invention is used to create models of subatomic particles (including photons, electrons, protons) and other things in our Universe such as atoms, molecules, electricity, magnetism, gravity, Black Holes, galaxies, the Big Bang, and our Universe itself, including its shell. | 09-25-2014 |

20150088471 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR UTILIZING PREDICTION MODELS IN HEALTHCARE - A method for providing decision support includes using a programmed computer to input a regression model specification, and to repeat the input a plurality of times to obtain and store a plurality of regression model specifications. The method further includes using the programmed computer to analyze selected regression model specifications to determine at least one of common variables and functions of common variables, to thereby determine a reduced-redundancy request for input of variables, when a plurality of the stored regression model specifications are selected for use. | 03-26-2015 |

20110035197 | SCREENING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A screening method and apparatus, the method comprising irradiating a subject for screening with excitation radiation, collecting detector output data from a radiation detector located near the subject, and resolving individual signals in the detector output data by (i) determining a signal form of signals present in the data, (ii) making parameter estimates of one or more parameters of the signals, wherein the one or more parameters comprise at least a signal temporal position, and (iii) determining the energy of each of the signals from at least the signal form and the parameter estimates. The screening time is shorter, dwell time is shorter, resolution is improved and/or throughput is increased. | 02-10-2011 |

20110035196 | METHODS FOR DETERMINING IF BOUNDARY DISTANCE CONSTRAINTS BETWEEN SHAPES ARE SATISFIED - This disclosure describes methods for determining if arrangements of shapes satisfy boundary distance constraints among those shapes. The first embodiment includes constructing | 02-10-2011 |

20110035195 | ON-LINE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OF MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESS - Method for on-line prediction of performance of an RO based desalination plant is disclosed. The method includes: (i) a mathematical model of the RO unit; (ii) on-line estimation of membrane physical parameters of the nonlinear mathematical model representing the RO unit; and (iii) analysis of the estimated membrane transport parameter with respect to time. Based on the analysis of these estimated parameters, plant operators can clean the membranes to restore the performance of the RO desalination plant. The method can be implemented in a computer based control system used for data acquisition and control of an RO based desalination plant. The method can help in maintaining the performance of the RO based desalination plants at a desired level and increase membrane life without affecting quality of permeate water produced. | 02-10-2011 |

20130085728 | Method And System For Phasing Individual Genomes In The Context Of Clinical Interpretation - The present disclosure presents a unified system to phase a personal genome for downstream clinical interpretation. In an embodiment, an initial phasing is generated using public datasets, such as haplotypes from the 1000 Genomes Project, and a phasing toolkit. A local perturbation algorithm is applied to improve long range phasing. If available, a Mendelian inheritance pipeline is applied to identify phasing of novel and rare variants. These datasets are merged, followed by correction by any experimental data. This allows for full clinical interpretation of the role of a group of variants in a gene, whether inherited or de novo variants. | 04-04-2013 |

20150088469 | Automatic Task-Specific Model Reduction for Humanoid Robots - The disclosure provides an approach for automatically determining task-specific robot model reductions. In one embodiment, a simplification application determines a smallest order statespace model whose stabilizing controller also stabilizes a full-order robot model. The simplification application may determine such a model via an iterative procedure in which the reduced order is initialized to the number of unstable poles of the open-loop full-order system and, while the closed loop full-order system with the balanced reduced order system's stabilizing controller is unstable, fractional balanced reduction is applied to generate a balanced reduced system. If one or more unstable closed-loop poles exist in the full-order system with the stabilizing controller of the newly-generated balanced reduced system, the reduced order is incremented by one, and fractional balanced reduction repeated, until no unstable closed-loop poles remain. In another embodiment, the model reduction is made task-specific by formulating the full model with task-specific outputs. | 03-26-2015 |

20150088468 | METHOD TO PREDICT, ILLUSTRATE, AND SELECT DRILLING PARAMETERS TO AVOID SEVERE LATERAL VIBRATIONS - A method for estimating drilling parameters for drilling a borehole in the earth includes: drilling the borehole with a drill string having a mud motor and a drill bit; constructing a mathematical model of a system including the drill string, the mud motor, and a borehole geometry; calculating a mud motor lateral excitation force imposed on the drill string by the mud motor for one or more combinations of drill string rotational speed and mud motor rotational speed; calculating lateral motion of the drill string and a force imposed on the drill string at positions along the drill string for the one or more of combinations using the model and the excitation force; selecting a range of combinations of drill string rotational speed and mud motor rotational speed that result in the force imposed upon the drill string being less than a threshold value; and displaying the range of combinations. | 03-26-2015 |

20100017175 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTINGUISHING COMBINATIONAL DESIGNS - Ordinary minterm counting (OMC) and weighted minterm counting (WMC) are applied as combinational design discriminators to a pair of combinational designs D | 01-21-2010 |

20160124907 | BALANCING PROVENANCE AND ACCURACY TRADEOFFS IN DATA MODELING - Generating a data model may include receiving a raw data set and generating a first repository based on a first set of features of the raw data set, a second repository having a second set of features based on an aggregation of features of the first repository, and a third repository having a third set of features based on the first and second features sets. The data model may be generated based on a tradeoff between accuracy and provenance of the model. | 05-05-2016 |

20150127311 | Computer Implemented Apparatus and Method for Finite Element Modeling Using Hybrid Absorbing Element - An apparatus and method use a hybrid absorbing element defined by a novel implementation of perfectly matched layer and infinite element concepts to model time-domain and frequency domain wave propagation finite element calculations. The hybrid absorbing element comprises three or more semi-infinite facets providing an essentially reflectionless interface for outgoing waves. Perfectly matched layer conditions are coupled to finite-element wavefield computation regions and infinite element conditions, which effectively disperse advancing waves at infinity. The disclosed apparatus and method result in the rapid attenuation of waves arriving at arbitrary angles, leading to elimination of reflection artifacts. The hybrid absorbing element modeling approach reduces memory usage and related computational costs, especially when applied to large three-dimensional models and simulations and to large-scale simulations on massively parallel computing structures, cloud resources, or similar clustered or distributed compute and storage resources. The hybrid absorbing element can use a lumped, diagonal inertial operator for compatibility with explicit time-domain computations. | 05-07-2015 |

20160124902 | ACCELERATING PARTICLE-SWARM ALGORITHMS - Embodiments of the inventive subject matter include determining a plurality of potential full resolution locations for a particle representation for a second iteration of a particle swarm optimization, wherein the particle representation is associated with both a first full resolution location and a first reduced resolution location for a first iteration of the particle swarm optimization that has not yet completed and the second iteration is later than the first iteration. Embodiments further include determining that the plurality of full resolution locations reduces to a second reduced resolution location for the second iteration. Embodiments further include submitting the second reduced resolution location for fitness calculation prior to the first iteration completing. | 05-05-2016 |

20100076734 | Method for simulating the ventilation of a liquid tank - Method for simulating the ventilation of a liquid tank ( | 03-25-2010 |

20100076733 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC PERFORMANCE MODELING WITH LOAD DEPENDENT SERVICE TIMES AND OVERHEADS - A method for modeling performance of an information technology system having one or more servers for serving a number of types of transactions includes modeling a service time of each transaction type at each server and a processor overhead at each server as one of a polynomial, exponential, or logarithmic function of the average arrival rate of each transaction type at the corresponding server to generate service time and processor overhead functions and inferring optimal values of coefficients in the service time and processor overhead functions to generate a performance model of the information technology system. | 03-25-2010 |

20100063784 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FITTING FEATURE ELEMENTS USING A POINT-CLOUD OF AN OBJECT - A system and method for fitting feature elements is provided. The method first receives a point-cloud of an object from a point-cloud obtaining device and constructs a triangular mesh surface of the point-cloud. The method then determines a plurality of uppermost boundary points of the triangular mesh surface, and fits a feature element according to the uppermost boundary points. The method further creates the feature element, and outputs the feature element to a display. | 03-11-2010 |

20130046519 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODELING A POWER PLANT - A method of modeling a power plant including a plurality of major components including at least one of a Heat recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), a steam turbomachine, a condenser, and a cooling system includes establishing a desired power plant output criteria, selecting a plurality of major components to form the power plant, running a model module to create thermodynamic model of the major components to form a power plant model, running an equation module to develop a set of equations for the power plant model, running a performance module to solve the set of equations for the power plant model, running a cost module to determine a cost of the power plant model, determining whether the power plant model meets the desired power plant output criteria, and generating a result that indicates the performance and cost of the power plant. | 02-21-2013 |

20130191088 | MUSIC SEARCHING METHODS BASED ON HUMAN PERCEPTION - A method for characterizing a musical recording as a set of scalar descriptors, each of which is based on human perception. A group of people listens to a large number of musical recordings and assigns to each one many scalar values, each value describing a characteristic of the music as judged by the human listeners. Typical scalar values include energy level, happiness, danceability, melodicness, tempo, and anger. Each of the pieces of music judged by the listeners is then computationally processed to extract a large number of parameters which characterize the electronic signal within the recording. Algorithms are empirically generated which correlate the extracted parameters with the judgments based on human perception to build a model for each of the scalars of human perception. These models can then be applied to other music which has not been judged by the group of listeners to give to each piece of music a set of scalar values based on human perception. The set of scalar values can be used to find other pieces that sound similar to humans or vary in a dimension of one of the scalars. | 07-25-2013 |

20110313736 | Method and Algorithm for Modeling and Simulating A Discrete-Event Dynamic System - A method for modeling, visualizing and simulating a large-scale discrete-event dynamic system, comprising the steps of expressing an algorithm that models a plurality of activity interactions, determining a plurality of possible relationships between a plurality of system elements including transient entities, resident entities, or both, providing a hierarchical mapping of the plurality of system elements and the plurality of possible relationships among the plurality of system elements, representing a relationship diagram as a graph notation where an activity or a system element is visualized as a node and the plurality of possible relationships among the activity or the system element as an arc, allowing an explicit description of the plurality of possible relationships among the activity or the system element and a plurality of possible ways in which the activity can begin and a sequence of activities, and representing an activity interaction matrix that categorizes the plurality of activity interactions. | 12-22-2011 |

20110313735 | CIRCUIT DEVICE RELIABILITY SIMULATION SYSTEM - The present disclosure provides systems for predicting semiconductor reliability. In an embodiment a method for predicting the semiconductor reliability includes receiving a degradation parameter input of a semiconductor device and using a degradation equation to determine a plurality of bias dependent slope values for degradation over a short time period according to the degradation parameter input. The plurality of slope values include at least two different slope values for degradation over time. The system accumulates the plurality of slope values and projects the accumulated slope values over a long time period to determine a stress effect for the semiconductor device. | 12-22-2011 |

20110313740 | VEHICLE BEHAVIOR ESTIMATION DEVICE - A vehicle behavior estimation device includes: a storage unit configured to store a restriction condition at a point of a vehicle for which behavior is estimated; vehicle state data that includes position information and speed information of the vehicle; behavior parameters that include speed information and acceleration information of the vehicle; and physical restriction conditions that include an upper limit and a lower limit of the acceleration information; and a processor configured to obtain the vehicle state data by using the restriction condition at the point; calculate behavior parameters of a vehicle model that satisfy a physical restriction condition from the vehicle state data and the restriction condition at the point; update the vehicle state data of the vehicle model based on the behavior parameters; and repeat processing to calculate behavior parameters by using the updated vehicle state data and to update the vehicle state data. | 12-22-2011 |

20100174513 | Characterization and Modeling of Ferroelectric Capacitors - Simulation of an electronic circuit including a model of a ferroelectric capacitor. The model of the ferroelectric capacitor includes a multi-domain ferroelectric capacitor, in which each of the domains is associated with a positive and a negative coercive voltage. A probability distribution function of positive and negative coercive voltages is defined, from which a weighting function of the distribution of domains having those coercive voltages is defined. The electrical behavior of the ferroelectric capacitor is evaluated by evaluating the polarization of each of the domains, as weighted by the weighting function. A time-dependent factor can be included in the polarization expression evaluated for each domain, to include the effect of relaxation. The effects of longer-term mechanisms, such as imprint, can be modeled by deriving a probability distribution function for the domains after an accelerated stress. | 07-08-2010 |

20100174512 | Method and Apparatus for Creating a Generalized Response Model for a Sheet Forming Machine - A method and apparatus for creating a generalized response model for a sheet forming machine are provided. Sheet property profiles are measured while the setpoint of an actuator is changed. A response (or change) profile of the sheet property resulting from a setpoint change is calculated. A finite set of critical points are selected from the property response profile. Using the selected critical points, the property response profile is classified in one of a finite number of response types. Under each of the response types, the property response profile is fitted with a plurality of continuous functions associated therewith. These continuous functions are combined to form the response model that minimizes the deviation between the property response and the fitted combination of continuous functions. | 07-08-2010 |

20150127310 | OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - OptimizationA computer-implemented method and system are disclosed for solving an optimization problem in which nodes of a population have a probability of undergoing a state transition in response to an input. Transition probabilities are modelled in a matrix T, where T is an N×N matrix, N being the number states, and T | 05-07-2015 |

20140114627 | METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING THE TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT FROM COMPOSITIONAL MODELING ANALYSIS - Methods are provided for utilizing the results of compositional modeling analysis to obtain accurate total organic carbon values without the need for an oxidation step or lengthy sample preparation, and also to calculate the organic carbon value attributable to contaminants, such as drilling additives. | 04-24-2014 |

20140114626 | METHOD OF CALCULATING NUMERIC MODEL FOR INTERPRETATION OF METAL HYDRIDE TANK - Disclosed is a method of calculating a numeric model for interpretation of a metal hydride tank. The best possible simpljfied algorithm is applied through a simple measuring process, thereby calculating a numeric model for various metal hydride tank systems storing hydrogen, so that temperature variation depending on the reaction with hydrogen and the reacted. quantity of the hydrogen. are calculated with respect to the various metal hydride tank systems by calculating only the numeric model. The method. includes (a) charging a metal hydride (MH) alloy in a metal hydride tank system under a preset temperature condition, (b) measuring temperature variation and a reaction rate between MH alloy and hydrogen, and concentration of the hydrogen of the MH alloy by supplying or emitting the hydrogen, and (c) calculating a numeric model for the temperature variation, the reaction rate, and the concentration of the hydrogen based on data measured through step (b). | 04-24-2014 |

20130085727 | Numerically simulating structural behaviors of embedded bi-materials using meshfree method - Methods and systems for numerically simulating structural behaviors of embedded bi-materials are disclosed. At least first and second grid models are created independently for an embedded bi-material that contains an immersed material embedded entirely within a base material. First group of meshfree nodes represents the entire domain (i.e., base plus immersed materials). Second group of meshfree nodes represents the immersed or embedded material, which includes all interface nodes and nodes located within a space bordered by the material interface. Numerical structural behaviors of the embedded bi-material are simulated using the first and second set of meshfree nodes with a meshfree method that combines two meshfree approximations. The first meshfree approximation covers the first set of meshfree nodes and is based on properties of the base material, while the second meshfree approximation covers the second set of meshfree nodes and is based on a differential between the immersed and base materials. | 04-04-2013 |

20130060539 | Using Projection Onto Convex Sets To Constrain Full-Wavefield Inversion - Method for stabilizing the updated model ( | 03-07-2013 |

20130060538 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE IMPACT ON AN AIRCRAFT OF DEBRIS SHED OFF FROM IT - Computer-aided method to predict the location of an impact on an aircraft of debris shed off from the own aircraft comprising the following steps: a) providing the nominal position on the aircraft of said debris before its detachment; b) represent the debris by a body of a size and density appropriate to its characteristics; c) calculating a predetermined number of trajectories in three dimensions of said body in a predetermined fluid field when it is detached from the aircraft using an analytical model for calculating said trajectories and randomly varying one or more of the following initial conditions: the initial position of the body; the dimensions of the body; the damping coefficients of the angular velocity; the initial angles of roll, pitch and yaw; d) calculating the points of impact of said trajectories in the aircraft. | 03-07-2013 |

20140005990 | SIMULATION METHOD, SIMULATION PROGRAM, PROCESSING UNIT, AND SIMULATOR | 01-02-2014 |

20130054207 | Fracture Network Characterization Method - A method of representing and using fractures in a model of a subterranean reservoir is described including the partitioning the fracture network into a discretely modeled part and a remaining statistically described part from a statistical description of all fractures, the determination of the correlation effects caused by fractures with dimensions exceeding dimension of the local grid cells and the determination of petrophysical properties while allowing for arbitrary distribution of facture orientations, with all three aspects being combinable to improve the modeling of fractures and the simulation of fractured reservoirs. | 02-28-2013 |

20150066446 | CONNECTION CONDITIONS FOR MODELING FLUID TRANSPORT IN A WELL SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT - In some aspects, flow path connection conditions are generated for a flow path intersection in a one-dimensional fluid flow model. The one-dimensional fluid flow model represents a flow of well system fluid in a well system environment. The flow path connection conditions conserve fluid momentum among three or more flow path branches that meet at the flow path intersection. Fluid flow is simulated in the fracture network by operating the one-dimensional fluid flow model based on the connection condition. | 03-05-2015 |

20150066459 | RESERVOIR PRESSURE PREDICTION AND METHODS OF EXECUTION - Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer readable media useful in determining pore pressure in a reservoir. Specifically disclosed are methods, systems, and computer readable media for determining mudstone permeability in mudstone bounding a reservoir. | 03-05-2015 |

20150339266 | RANKING METHOD FOR HYBRID RENEWABLE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SYSTEMS - Discussed herein is a method for determining an efficient hybrid distributed generation (DG) system from a set of hybrid systems. A ranking technique is described which aids in determining the most favored or efficient hybrid renewable DG system. In an initial planning stage, a first stage analysis is performed by using a software tool. Simulation values for the optimal system identifying parameters (OSIP) are obtained from the first stage analysis. Subsequently, a ranking and selection technique is applied on the OSIPs, as a second stage optimization. Upon performing the second stage analysis, an efficient hybrid DG system can be determined. However, if multiple systems are identified in the second stage analysis, further constraints can be imposed to identify a single favored or efficient solution or at least reduce the number of available options from which an energy system may be selected, thereby reducing selection complexity. | 11-26-2015 |

20130110480 | Agent Awareness Modeling for Agent-Based Modeling Systems | 05-02-2013 |

20130317793 | ASSESSMENT OF SOLUTE PARTITIONING IN CRUDE OILS - Partition coefficients for solutes in solvent-water systems are estimated based on corresponding values for the octanol-water system. The estimation of the partition coefficient includes correction factors based on the nature of the solute and the solvent. Petroleum fractions are an example of a suitable solvent for which a partition coefficient can be estimated, although other types of solvents can be used in developing a model for use in the estimation. | 11-28-2013 |

20130317792 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODELING STABILITY OF DAMAGED COLUMNS - The disclosed technology includes systems, methods, and computer program products for modeling the stability characteristics of elements with discontinuities. In an example embodiment, the element is a physical structure and the discontinuities are damage to the structure. In another example embodiment, the stability characteristics include buckling loads and buckling modes of a column. | 11-28-2013 |

20120203526 | PIEZOELECTRIC PANEL SPEAKER AND OPTIMAL METHOD OF DESIGNING THE SAME - A piezoelectric panel speaker and an optimal method of designing the same is disclosed. In the structure of the speaker, at least one piezoelectric plate attached at a surrounding frame supports a diaphragm inside the surrounding frame. A spacer is inserted between the piezoelectric plate and the diaphragm. The structure of the piezoelectric plates fixed at the surrounding frame improves the speaker performance within the low frequency range. The finite element method is employed to build a mathematical model to simulate the sound pressure loading of the piezoelectric panel speaker. Also, the simulated annealing method is employed to approach the optimal design parameters of the speaker structure. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203525 | THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING OF PARAMETERS FOR OILFIELD DRILLING - A method for three-dimensional modeling of parameters for oilfield drilling. The method includes generating a three-dimensional model of an underground geological region, receiving a starting point for the oilfield drilling, calculating, using the three-dimensional model and an objective function, a drilling direction from the starting point, calculating, using the three-dimensional model, drilling densities for drilling from the starting point, and presenting the drilling direction and the drilling densities. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203523 | Method and System to Reduce: Memory Requirements, Device-to-Host Transfer Bandwidth Requirements, and Setup Time, for Seismic Modeling on Graphics Processing Units - A method for seismic modeling on a GPU includes creating a discretized model containing a volume enclosed by boundaries with arbitrary boundary conditions, dividing the discretized model into subsets, transferring a data to the GPU, initializing the data stored in a selected number of the subsets on the GPU, performing computation related with a number of time steps for the selected number of the subsets on the GPU, and substantially simultaneously computing, off-loading a finished subsets data from the GPU, and up-loading a new subsets data to the GPU. The provided method and corresponding system can reduce the amount of data stored in GPU memory by an order of magnitude, minimize the GPU device-to-host transfer bandwidth requirements, and reduce the GPU setup time. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203522 | Method and System for Analysis of an Object - The invention provides a method and system for analysing the physical properties of an object using a computing device, to any desired accuracy and spatial resolution with a degree of certainty and no longer restricted by the floating point limitations of the computing device. The system and method of the invention employs a method of scaling which uses differing scales for individual rows of arrays, and by further using differing scales for individual columns of the arrays. This method allows for the removal of errors in the calculation of property values so that the accuracy of the resultant physical property distribution may be known with a degree of certainty and no longer restricted by the floating point limitations of the computing device. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203521 | METHOD, APPARTUS AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED GROUNDWATER MODELING - A method of groundwater modeling is disclosed comprising: collecting, inputting, organizing and managing raw data concerning an aquifer in a data workspace; developing a conceptual groundwater model, by creating a structural sub-model, a property sub-model and a boundary condition sub-model; using the conceptual groundwater model to define a set of one or more simulation models; converting the one or more simulation models into one or more numerical groundwater models having one or more grid types; and miming a simulation using one or more of the numerical models and analyzing the results. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203519 | Method for calculating a navigation phase in a navigation system involving terrain correlation - A method for calculating a navigation phase for a carrier, in a navigation system involving terrain correlation, includes determining a navigability map in which each point of interest of an onboard map is associated with a navigability score. The method is applicable to all terrain aided navigation techniques, and allows the consideration of the quality of the onboard maps and terrain sensors used. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203518 | Sequential Fully Implicit Well Model for Reservoir Simulation - A subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir with wells is simulated by simultaneous solution of reservoir and well equations which simulate flow profiles along a well without requiring an unstructured coefficient matrix for reservoir unknowns. An analytical model of the reservoir is formed using the known or measured bottom hole pressure. Where several layers in an interval in the reservoir are present between vertical flow barriers in the reservoir, and communicate vertically with others, the communicating layers are combined for analytical modeling into a single layer for that interval for simulation purposes. The matrix of equations defining the unknown pressures and saturations of the intervals of combined layers in the reservoir are solved in the computer, and a perforation rate determined for each such interval of combined layers. Rates for the intervals in the reservoir are then combined to determine total well rate. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203517 | METHOD OF DETERMINING THE INFLUENCE OF A VARIABLE IN A PHENOMENON - A method of determining the influence of a variable in a phenomenon includes extracting a selected variable for analysis and conducting a sequence of graphical operations that includes other variables in the phenomenon. Calculating a variable influence indicator for the selected variable and repeating the steps for other selected variables enables an evaluation among the selected variables to determine their influence in the phenomenon. | 08-09-2012 |

20120203515 | Seismic-Scale Reservoir Simulation of Giant Subsurface Reservoirs Using GPU-Accelerated Linear Equation Systems - A computer-based system performs iterative linear solution of giant systems of linear equations with the computational acceleration capabilities of GPU's (Graphical Processing Units). Processing is performed in a heterogeneous (hybrid) computer environment composed of both computer data processing units (CPU's) and GPU's. The computational acceleration in processing provides an order of magnitude speed improvement over other methodology which utilizes only CPU's. The present invention enables reservoir studies to be carried out within time constraints, and real-time reservoir simulations to be made while keeping pace with online data acquisition. | 08-09-2012 |

20130054203 | MODELING AND SIMULATION OF COMPLETE DRILL STRINGS - A method of predicting behavior of a drilling assembly includes: generating a mathematical representation of a geometry of each of a plurality of components of a drilling assembly, the plurality of components including a plurality of cutters and one or more additional components configured to at least one of: support the plurality of cutters and operably connect the plurality of cutters to the drill string, the one or more additional components including a drill bit crown; simulating one or more operating conditions incident on the drilling assembly representation, and simulating an interaction between the plurality of components and an earth formation; and predicting physical responses of the drilling assembly representation to the one or more conditions. | 02-28-2013 |

20140081606 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODELING CORROSION-BASED MULTIPHASE FLOW FRICTION IN PIPES - The system and method for modeling corrosion-based multiphase flow friction in pipes is computer-implemented modeling software used to calculate the total pressure drop of a multiphase fluid flowing from an un-corroded portion of a pipe to a corroded portion of the pipe. In order to calculate the total pressure drop, gravitational deceleration, fluid deceleration, fluid friction and corrosion-based friction are each taken into account and included in the model. A conventional well, pipeline or the like is provided with a sensor, such as a fiber Bragg grating sensor or the like, for measuring an inner diameter of the pipe, and a sensor for measuring the coefficient of friction due to corrosion, such as an acoustic to resonant tensor cell tactile sensor or the like. | 03-20-2014 |

20150338550 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERISING SUBSURFACE RESERVOIRS - A computing apparatus ( | 11-26-2015 |

20130060536 | ENGINEERED METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGN VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF ULTRA-DEEP HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE OIL AND GAS WELL CONTROL EQUIPMENT - A process for the verification and validation testing of equipment and components for drilling, completion, production and general well construction (typically such as subsurface safety valves, wellhead trees, blowout preventers and wireline pressure control equipment) to determine the suitability of such equipment for use in oil and gas wells in high pressure high temperature environments. In particular, the process of the present invention comprises, among other steps, the steps of analyzing such components using an elastic-plastic finite element model with respect to certain preset load conditions and establishing stable model convergence, conducting a ratcheting assessment by running analysis on such model on all components that exhibit local plasticity, and examining all components to determine fatigue sensitive locations and subjecting such components to a fatigue analysis. The process may further comprise a process for qualifying the materials to be used in the manufacture of the equipment components with respect to their ability to withstand high pressure and high temperature environmental conditions. | 03-07-2013 |

20130060540 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT GENERATE HEIGHT MAP MODELS FOR EFFICIENT THREE DIMENSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION FROM DEPTH INFORMATION - Methods of generating a three dimensional representation of an object in a reference plane from a depth map including distances from a reference point to pixels in an image of the object taken from a reference point. Weights are assigned to respective voxels in a three dimensional grid along rays extending from the reference point through the pixels in the image based on the distances in the depth map from the reference point to the respective pixels, and a height map including an array of height values in the reference plane is formed based on the assigned weights. An n-layer height map may be constructed by generating a probabilistic occupancy grid for the voxels and forming an n-dimensional height map comprising an array of layer height values in the reference plane based on the probabilistic occupancy grid. | 03-07-2013 |

20140136168 | DRILL BIT SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION - A method of predicting behavior of a drill bit includes: generating, by a processor, a representation of at least one component of the drill bit, the representation representing a three-dimensional object as a combination of at least two two-dimensional polygons; representing a borehole formed in an earth formation during a drilling operation by generating a mathematical representation of a borehole surface defined by a plurality of nodes; simulating operation of the drill bit within the borehole with the application of one or both of axial load and a side load; determining whether the three-dimensional object is in contact with the borehole surface by determining if one of the nodes is within both of the two-dimensional polygons during the simulation; and estimating an amount of lateral motion of the drill bit during the simulation. | 05-15-2014 |

20140257772 | FLOW-INDUCED NOISE SOURCE IDENTIFICATION - A system and method for automatically detecting and tracking time and space variations of flow structures in order to locate and characterize the flow structures which produce noise and to quantify the corresponding acoustic radiation properties. | 09-11-2014 |

20140136167 | QUANTITATIVE MODELS OF MULTI-ALLELIC MULTI-LOCI INTERACTIONS - Various embodiments generate a quantitative model of multi-allelic multi-loci interactions. In one embodiment, a plurality of distinct allelic forms of at least two loci of an entity is received. Each of the plurality of distinct allelic forms is associated with a set of genotypes. A contribution value of each genotype to a given physical trait is determined for each set of genotypes. An interaction contribution value for each interaction between each of the set of genotypes of a first of the least two loci and each of the set of genotypes of at least a second of the least two loci to the physical trait is determined from at least one interaction model. A model of a quantitative value of the entity is generated based on the contribution value of each genotype in each set of genotypes and each interaction contribution value that has been determined from the interaction model. | 05-15-2014 |

20140136160 | QUANTITATIVE MODELS OF MULTI-ALLELIC MULTI-LOCI INTERACTIONS - Various embodiments generate a quantitative model of multi-allelic multi-loci interactions. In one embodiment, a plurality of distinct allelic forms of at least two loci of an entity is received. Each of the plurality of distinct allelic forms is associated with a set of genotypes. A contribution value of each genotype to a given physical trait is determined for each set of genotypes. An interaction contribution value for each interaction between each of the set of genotypes of a first of the least two loci and each of the set of genotypes of at least a second of the least two loci to the physical trait is determined from at least one interaction model. A model of a quantitative value of the entity is generated based on the contribution value of each genotype in each set of genotypes and each interaction contribution value that has been determined from the interaction model. | 05-15-2014 |

20140278305 | Fast Iterative Method for Processing Hamilton-Jacobi Equations - A system and method are provided for a parallel processing of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. A numerical method is provided to solve the Hamilton-Jacobi equation that can be used with various parallel architectures and an improved Godunov Hamiltonian computation. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278301 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A PARALLEL PROCESSING APPROXIMATION MODEL - A parallel processing approximation model is automatically generated via a method including generating a time complexity search table including a plurality of columns and rows, each header of the column defining a polynomial which defines the algorithmic time complexity or overhead time complexity, and each row within the column defining the respective polynomial for a plurality of dataset divisions or size multiplications. The method further includes generating a comparison column and determining an approximation column having the highest algorithmic time complexity values that do not exceed the time complexity comparison column. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278296 | SELECTIVE IMPORTANCE SAMPLING - The present disclosure relates generally to the field of selective importance sampling. In various examples, selective importance sampling may be implemented in the form of methods and/or algorithms. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278293 | METHODOLOGY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF MSLB AND TSV ACOUSTIC TRANSIENTS IN BWRS - This invention relates to a new methodology to analyze the effects of the acoustic waves generated during accident or operational transients occurring in boiling water reactors (BWRs). These transients include the main steam line break (MSLB) event and the turbine stop valve (TSV) operational transient. Accordingly, the invention is utilized for calculating the dynamic loads on steam dryers of a boiling water reactor resulting from the main steam line break event or the turbine stop valve event. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278289 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTATIONAL GEOLOGY - One aspect of the invention is a method for building geologic/stratigraphic models of the earth for the purposes of numerical simulations of phenomena of interest, such as seismic wave propagation, or fluid flow, reservoir simulation, etc. An embodiment of the invention uses stochastic methods to create material property models that have desired statistical properties by numerically simulating deposition of geological layers. The method can create multiple material parameter models from numerical implementations of a variety of geological processes. | 09-18-2014 |

20140278288 | Selectively Tuning Frequency Modes Of A Structure - Selectively tuning frequency modes of a structure, including: identifying, by a finite element analysis module, a plurality of frequency modes of the structure; and selectively altering, by the finite element analysis module, a target frequency mode a greater amount than the other frequency modes of the structure, including modifying a local attribute of a portion of the structure associated with the target frequency mode without modifying the attribute over the entire structure. | 09-18-2014 |

20140172383 | DEVICE FOR PREDICTING NON-LINEAR, TIME-DEPENDENT RESPONSES OF A COMPONENT OF A SYSTEM TO AN INPUT INTO THE SYSTEM - Non-mechanistic, differential-equation-free approaches for predicting a particular non-linear, response of a system to a given input are provided in the form of systems, methods, and devices. These approaches are generally directed to a non-compartmental method of predicting a non-linear, time-dependent response of a component of a system to an input into the system. The systems, methods, and devices provide the ability to (i) reduce the cost of research and development by offering an accurate modeling of heterogeneous and complex physical systems; (ii) reduce the cost of creating such systems and methods by simplifying the modeling process; (iii) accurately capture and model inherent nonlinearities in cases where sufficient knowledge does not exist to a priori build a model and its parameters; and, (iv) provide one-to-one relationships between model parameters and model outputs, addressing the problem of the ambiguities inherent in the current, state-of-the-art systems and methods. | 06-19-2014 |

20130018640 | Pseudo-Analytical Method For The Solution Of Wave Equations - The instant invention is a method for numerically propagating waves or solving wave equations on a digital computer. This invention can be used to compute highly accurate solutions to the wave equation, in fact in some cases it computes the analytical solution, something previously considered impossible. The instant method can also propagate waves that are not described by differential equations, such as anisotropic scalar waves. The invention has the advantages that it is computationally efficient, accurate, and flexible. Of importance is the ability to propagate waves that simulate the P-wave arrivals in both isotropic and anisotropic media with a scalar as opposed to a vector equation. | 01-17-2013 |

20120046924 | ION IMPLANTING SIMULATING METHOD AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - In one embodiment, there is provided an ion implanting simulating method of implanting incident particles into a substrate, and gaining stationary position coordinates of each of the incident particles in the substrate, thereby calculating the distribution of the incident particles in the substrate. In the method, the followings are repeated desired times by a computer: implanting one of the incident particles into the substrate; calculating the trace of the incident particle traveling in the substrate while undergoing collision with an atom contained in the substrate repeatedly, and the energy lost from the incident particle by the collision, based on a beforehand-inputted composition of the substrate, thereby calculating stationary position coordinates of the incident particle; and renewing the composition of the substrate in accordance with a matter that the substrate contains the implanted incident particle. | 02-23-2012 |

20100191513 | REFINING HLA DATA - A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives an HLA data set, wherein the HLA data set comprises low resolution HLA data. An HLA refinement component comprises a statistical model that automatically refines the HLA data set to transform the low resolution HLA data to high resolution HLA data. | 07-29-2010 |

20140136163 | METHOD TO COUPLE FLUID-FLOW AND GEOMECHANICAL MODELS FOR INTEGRATED PETROLEUM SYSTEMS USING KNOWN TRIGGERING EVENTS - Coupling fluid-flow model and geomechanical model for integrated petroleum systems, in one aspect, may comprise analyzing historical data associated with a reservoir to determine one or more triggering events that trigger abrupt changes in the state of stress of the reservoir solid framework and in the pore pressure. One or more time steps are defined based on the determined triggering events. The fluid-flow model and the geomechanical model are coupled at the one or more defined time steps, e.g., one-way or two-way. Number of iterations may be calculated automatically for the two-way coupling to converge. | 05-15-2014 |

20140136162 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING FILMER COATING EFFICIENCY IN A PIPING NETWORK - Filmer coating efficiency may be simulated in a piping network with the aid of computational computer modeling. | 05-15-2014 |

20140136166 | PRECISE SIMULATION OF PROGENY DERIVED FROM RECOMBINING PARENTS - Various embodiments simulate crossover events on a chromosome. In one embodiment, a number Y of positions to be selected on a simulated chromosome is determined. Y positions j | 05-15-2014 |

20140136170 | Adaptive Weighting of Geophysical Data Types in Joint Inversion - Method for adaptive weighting of geophysical data types in iterative joint inversion to speed convergence and aid escape from local minima of the penalty (objective) function. Two or more geophysical data sets ( | 05-15-2014 |

20140136169 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING BATTERY PERFORMANCE - A computer-implemented method for modeling the amount of current discharged by a battery is provided. The method is implemented by a computing device communicatively coupled with a memory, and includes generating, by the computing device, a model of at least one battery cell comprising a positive electrode region, a negative electrode region, and a separator region. The method also includes transforming the positive electrode region, the negative electrode region, and the separator region of the battery into a single region in the model. In addition, the method includes generating, by the computing device, a plurality of trial functions associated with the single region, and determining, by the computing device, the amount of current discharged from the battery cell based on the trial functions. | 05-15-2014 |

20160124405 | THERMAL OPTIMIZATION OF AN IMAGING SCAN ROOM - In accordance with the present disclosure, a tool for evaluating the thermal layout of a scan room is discussed. In practice, the tool may be used to quickly generate and test different room and imaging system layouts to identify a suitable layout. A scan room and imaging system may then be placed and oriented in accordance with the layout that has been tested and found acceptable using the tool. | 05-05-2016 |

20150066454 | Multi-Thread Band Matrix Solver for Well System Fluid Flow Modeling - In some aspects, techniques and systems for operating a subterranean region model are described. A band matrix that represents well system fluid flow in a subterranean region is accessed. The band matrix includes flow variable coefficients based on governing flow equations for the well system fluid flow. A first elimination is performed on an upper part of the band matrix. The upper part of the band matrix includes a first subset of the flow variable coefficients corresponding to a first subset of flow variables. In parallel with the first elimination, a second elimination is performed on a lower part of the band matrix. The lower part of the band matrix includes a second subset of flow variable coefficients corresponding to a second subset of the flow variables. An intermediate part of the band matrix can be solved. The intermediate part of the band matrix includes other flow variable coefficients. | 03-05-2015 |

20100262406 | TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION FOR DESIGNING ENGINEERING PRODUCT - Improved topology optimization for engineering product design is disclosed. An engineering product including a design domain to be optimized is defined. Design domain can be a portion of or the entire engineering product. Design objective and optional constraint are also defined such that optimization goal can be achieved. Additionally, initial configuration of the design domain is represented by a finite element analysis (FEA) mesh. Each element or element group is associated with a design variable. A set of discrete material models is created from the baseline material used for the design domain. The set of discrete material models is configured to cover entire range of the design variable and each discrete material model represents a non-overlapping portion. Each element representing the design domain is associated with an appropriate discrete material model according to the design variable. Structure response of entire engineering product is obtained via FEA to evaluate design objective and update design variable. | 10-14-2010 |

20100063782 | Finite Element Method for Simulating Combined Effects of Temperature and Thermal Residual Stress on Surface Acoustic Waves - The embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for simulating a SAW and/or an LSAW device, while taking into account the temperature and residual stress of the device into consideration. The simulation involves transforming an equation of variational principle of elasticity into an equation of variational total potential energy with combined effects of temperature and residual stress. The transformation considers frequency-temperature relation and the effect of initial deformation caused by residual stress. The equation of variational total potential energy is then transformed into a finite element equation by considering the periodic constraints of the SAW or LSAW device. Afterwards, the finite element equation is solved to obtain eigen values and frequencies of the SAW or LSAW device. By considering the effects of stress and residual stress simultaneously during equation transformation, solving the eigen values and frequencies of the SAW or LSAW device becomes a single step process, instead of a multi-step process. | 03-11-2010 |

20100063783 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODELING OF CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESSES - A computer system and method of modeling a crystallization process includes representing a plurality of crystals in a solution by different subsets of the plurality, tracking increase of the respective characteristic length of each crystal group, and determining a crystal size distribution to output a model to a user. Ech subset forms a respective crystal group characterized by group attributes of (i) a number of crystals and (ii) a characteristic length. Additionally, the system and method track generation of new crystal groups generated by seeding, nucleation and/or breakage. | 03-11-2010 |

20100174515 | Thermal modeling of an orthogonal machining process - A novel procedure is disclosed, that can be incorporated into Finite Element Analysis (FEA) or other similar analysis techniques, to obtain the steady state temperature distribution in a coupled transient heat transfer analysis rapidly as well as accurately. A scale factor is used to reduce the thermal inertia per unit volume (specific heat capacity) in regions of steady state temperature distribution, thereby hastening the achievement of steady state. An application of this procedure to estimate steady state temperature distributions within cutting tools, and the estimation of cutting tool wear based on the obtained steady state temperature distributions is shown as an example. | 07-08-2010 |

20120158383 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING TYRE RUNNING NOISE - In a method for predicting a rolling noise B of a tyre on a pavement, a real profile of the pavement is charted, at least one value of at least one descriptor of the pavement is determined based on the real profile, and use is made of a law for predicting rolling noise B of a tyre. The law is of a type given by B=g(V | 06-21-2012 |

20120158382 | PROCESS FOR CHARACTERISING THE EVOLUTION OF AN OIL OR GAS RESERVOIR OVER TIME - Disclosed is a process for characterising the evolution of a reservoir over a time lapse comprising the steps of: providing a base and a plurality of monitor surveys of the reservoir, each having a set of seismic traces at different times; deriving an optimal regularisation weight-map from a combination of at least three surveys; and using the optimal regularisation weights to invert and obtain an improved time lapse seismic image between pairs of seismic surveys. | 06-21-2012 |

20120158379 | SIMULATOR, PROCESSING SYSTEM, DAMAGE EVALUATION METHOD AND DAMAGE EVALUATION PROGRAM - Disclosed herein is a simulator including: an input section adapted to acquire processing conditions for a given process performed on a workpiece; and a damage calculation section adapted to acquire the damage of the workpiece, based on the processing conditions, by calculating, using a Flux method, the relationship between the amount of a first substance externally injected onto a given evaluation point on the workpiece during the given process and the amount of a second substance released from the given evaluation point on the workpiece as a result of the injection of the first substance. | 06-21-2012 |

20120158378 | METHOD OF DEVELOPING A PETROLEUM RESERVOIR FROM A FLOW MODEL CALIBRATED THROUGH PRESSURE AND SATURATION MAP SCALING - A method of developing a petroleum reservoir from a flow model constrained by production data and seismic data is disclosed. It is used to define a development scheme and to start or continue the reservoir development. Production data and seismic data associated with a fine grid are acquired during the development of the reservoir. Production data, as well as pressure and saturation values, are simulated in each cell of the flow model. A pressure value and a saturation value are assigned to each cell of the fine grid. A pressure equation is therefore solved locally on the fine grid and the saturations are calculated by writing the continuity of the phase flows between neighboring lithofacies, the conservation of the pore volume and the conservation of the phase volume. The maps obtained are then used to simulate seismic data. | 06-21-2012 |

20120158377 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING FOR NEIGHBORING PARTICLES BY USING TEMPORAL CONTINUITY - A method for searching for neighboring particles includes: setting neighbor target particles of a current particle to calculate mutual influences between the neighbor target particles and the current particle; selecting neighboring particles depending on a calculation result of the mutual influences to store indexes of the neighboring particles in the current particle; updating locations and information of the current particle based on power of the mutual influences and proceeding to a next time step; determining the neighboring particles selected at a previous time step as the neighbor target particles; and repeating above steps starting from said calculating mutual influences regarding the newly determined neighbor target particles. | 06-21-2012 |

20120158373 | Model simulating the evolutionary dynamics of events or processes and method of generating a model simulating the evolutionary dynamics of events or processes - A model simulating the evolutionary dynamics of events or processes includes a non linear adaptive mathematical system simulating the spatial and temporal dynamics of the event or processes by using measured values of a certain number of parameters describing the evolutionary condition of the event or process at certain different times. The values of such parameters are measured at a first time and at least a second time different from and following the first time. The model enables the definition of a n-dimensional array of points in a n-dimensional reference system having an axis that represents the values of the parameters being measured, the parameters in the array being represented by special points in the array of points. The displacements of each of the points of the array of points are computed as a function of the displacements in the array of points of each of the points representing the measured parameter values between a first time of measurement and at least a successive second time of measurement and as a function of the distance of each of the points of the array of points from each of the points representing the measured parameters. The evolution of the event and or the model in time is visualized by displaying the points of the array of points at different times. | 06-21-2012 |

20130085730 | PRECONDITIONER FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION - A method can include providing a system of equations with associated variables that describe physical phenomena associated with a geologic formation; decoupling the system of equations to provide a system of pressure equations with associated pressure variables; solving the system of pressure equations for values of the pressure variables; and, based at least in part on the values of the pressure variables, solving the system of equations for values of the associated variables where the solving the system of equations includes applying a block approximate inverse preconditioner technique to at least blocks of mass conservation terms of the system of equations. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed. | 04-04-2013 |

20160139299 | METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A GEOLOGICAL MODEL - Method of constructing a geological model of a subterranean formation formed of at least two sedimentary beds. | 05-19-2016 |

20120016646 | DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING STATE QUANTITY OF SKID MOTION OF VEHICLE - A device for estimating the state quantity of a skid motion of a vehicle is provided with an element which finds road surface reaction force model values of respective wheels and a skid motion state quantity model value using a vehicle model including a friction characteristic model between the wheels and the road surface, an element which finds the deviation between the lateral acceleration model value generated in a predetermined position of the vehicle by the resultant force of the road surface reaction force model values and the lateral acceleration detected value indicated by the output of an actual lateral acceleration detecting means, and an element which determines, as the estimated value of the skid motion state quantity, a value obtained by adding a value obtained by passing the deviation through a filter having a high-cut characteristic to the skid motion state quantity model value. | 01-19-2012 |

20120016641 | EFFICIENT GESTURE PROCESSING - Embodiments of the invention describe a system to efficiently execute gesture recognition algorithms. Embodiments of the invention describe a power efficient staged gesture recognition pipeline including multimodal interaction detection, context based optimized recognition, and context based optimized training and continuous learning. Embodiments of the invention further describe a system to accommodate many types of algorithms depending on the type of gesture that is needed in any particular situation. Examples of recognition algorithms include but are not limited to, HMM for complex dynamic gestures (e.g. write a number in the air), Decision Trees (DT) for static poses, peak detection for coarse shake/whack gestures or inertial methods (INS) for pitch/roll detection. | 01-19-2012 |

20130080127 | NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SPATIOTEMPORAL PATTERN RECOGNITION - Systems and methods for identifying and analyzing neuropsychological flow patterns, include creating a knowledge base of neuropsychological flow patterns. The knowledge base is formed by obtaining signals from multiple research groups for particular behavioral processes, localizing sources of activity participating in the particular behavioral processes, identifying sets of patterns of brain activity for the behavioral processes and neuropsychologically analyzing the localized sources and the identified patterns for each of the research groups. The neuropsychological analysis includes identifying all possible pathways for the identified sets of patterns, ranking the possible pathways based on likelihood for the particular behavioral process and reducing the number of ranked possible pathways based on additional constraints. A system for comparison of obtained signals from an individual to the created knowledge base is provided. These obtained signals are then used to further update the existing knowledge base. | 03-28-2013 |

20090248374 | Modeling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Containing Subsurface Features - A method for modeling a reservoir response in a subsurface system is provided. The subsurface system has at least one subsurface feature. Preferably, the subsurface system comprises a hydrocarbon reservoir. The method includes defining physical boundaries for the subsurface system, and locating the at least one subsurface feature within the physical boundaries. The method also includes creating a finite element mesh within the physical boundaries. The finite element mesh may have elements that cross the at least one subsurface feature such that the subsurface feature intersects elements in the mesh. A computer-based numerical simulation is then performed wherein the effects of the subsurface feature are recognized in the response. The reservoir response may be, for example, pore pressure or displacement at a given location within the physical boundaries. | 10-01-2009 |

20100179791 | Method and Apparatus for Creating a Comprehensive Response Model for a Sheet Forming Machine - A method and apparatus for generating a comprehensive response model for a sheet forming machine are provided. A finite number of critical points and a response type are used to create a continuous response profile for each actuator zone. The continuous response profile for each actuator zone is discretized into a discrete response profile based on the resolution appropriate for an application. A multi-zone response model for each pair of actuator set and sheet property profile is created from the discretized response profile of the actuator zones in the actuator set. The comprehensive response model for a multivariable sheet-forming machine is created from a collection of multi-zone response models for multiple pairs of actuator sets and sheet property profiles. | 07-15-2010 |

20130041638 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE - Provided is a prediction method that includes the step of evaluating activity of a chemical substance on the basis of the energy density of a reactive molecular orbital possessed by the constituent molecule of the chemical substance, the orbital corresponding to the kind of activity that is to be predicted. | 02-14-2013 |

20100268518 | APPARATUS FOR MEASURING BLOOD VOLUME AND METHOD OF EVALUATING RESULT OF MEASUREMENT BY APPARATUS FOR MEASURING BLOOD VOLUME - An apparatus for measuring a blood volume, includes: a first calculator which calculates a first blood volume by using information on a cardiac output of a subject; and a second calculator which calculates a second blood volume by using information on oxygen metabolism of the subject. | 10-21-2010 |

20100268517 | METHOD AND TOOL FOR SIMULATION OF THE AERODYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF AN AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT CLOSE TO THE GROUND - The invention relates to a method of computer simulation of the aerodynamic behaviour of an aircraft ( | 10-21-2010 |

20100268516 | SIGNAL SIMULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a method of simulating an initial component of a signal to approximate a component of a reference signal, the method characterised by the steps of; | 10-21-2010 |

20100268515 | METHOD OF VISUALIZING GEOMETRIC UNCERTAINTIES - A method of constructing an enveloping mesh geometry (EMG) for a plurality of sample mesh geometries (MG). The enveloping mesh geometry is a geometric representation of the mean of the probability distribution underlying the sample space from which the enveloping mesh geometry (MG) have been drawn. The method is based on estimating probability densities f | 10-21-2010 |

20100268514 | Design of MRI gradient coil - A method for designing an electromagnetic gradient coil for magnetic resonance imaging systems. The method includes the steps of: choosing a set of objectives L | 10-21-2010 |

20130041632 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING OCCUPANT SCHEDULES - Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the modeling of building occupant behavior. An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for generating interdependent schedules in an occupant simulation model. Within schedules generated in accordance with the present invention may be included activities that require the attendance of other occupants. Disclosed are methods for distributing multi-occupant activities among other occupants of a building. In another embodiment of the present invention, personas are used to generate simulated occupant schedules from a limited number of real-world occupant surveys. Characteristics of the real-world schedules are manipulated so as to fit desired characteristics. Multiple persona models are disclosed. | 02-14-2013 |

20150127308 | Stress Amplification Factor Analysis Methodology for Assessing Fatigue Performance of Threaded Connectors - A computer-implemented method is disclosed for characterizing a threaded coupling such as between two tubular members, e.g., casing segments employed in the field of oil and gas recovery. In one embodiment, a virtual model of the coupling is generated, and the virtual model is re-arranged to simulate plastic deformation of at least part of the coupling. The re-arranged model is analyzed to derive a stress/strain distribution of the coupling subject to subsequent loading, and an SAF (stress amplification factor) is determined from the analysis that reflects the effect of cyclic loading of the coupling. The method facilitates a thorough assessment of the performance of the coupling in fatigue. | 05-07-2015 |

20150127307 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OPTIMIZATION - Disclosed is a method and system for prediction of an optimized crystal structure using an evolutionary algorithm that includes inputting characterization information of a chemical structure and input parameters, generating a first generation of crystal structures from the characterization information using symmetrical initialization, optimizing the chemical structure of the first generation of crystal structures according to the input parameters, inputting the optimized first generation of crystal structures into a niching algorithm, producing a child group of crystal structures from the parent group of crystal structures using a variation operator, and adding the child group of crystal structures to an optimal group of crystal structures to form a next generation, with the niching algorithm selecting an optimal group of crystal structures and a parent group of crystal structures from the first generation of crystal structures, with an antiseed created for population diversity and every structure produced by the evolutionary algorithm being stored together with a width and a height of the Gaussian parameter as the antiseed. | 05-07-2015 |

20130080128 | Method and System For Stabilizing Formulation Methods - A method is presented for modeling reservoir properties. The method includes an auxiliary time-stepping procedure of the reservoir between an old time and a new time, and calculating a plurality of masses explicitly. A plurality of phase component densities is updated linearly from the plurality of masses. A plurality of saturation changes is calculated based on the plurality of masses. A plurality of phase flow rates is updated based on the plurality of saturation changes, a plurality of phase flow rates at the old time, and a plurality of saturation derivatives of the phase flow rates at the old time. A plurality of component flow rates may be calculated based on the updated plurality of phase component densities and the plurality of phase flow rates. The method also includes a formulation method based on the auxiliary time stepping procedure. | 03-28-2013 |

20130080125 | CONTINUOUS PREDICTION OF EXPECTED CHIP PERFORMANCE THROUHOUT THE PRODUCTION LIFECYCLE - A system, method and computer program product for predicting at least one feature of at least one product being manufactured. The system receives, from at least one sensor installed in equipment performing one or more manufacturing process steps, at least one measurement of the feature of the product being manufactured. The system selects one or more of the received measurement of the feature of the product. The system estimates additional measurements of the feature of the product at a current manufacturing process step. The system creates a computational model for predicting future measurements of the feature of the product, based on the selected measurement and the estimated additional measurements. The system predicts the future measurements of the feature of the product based on the created computational model. The system outputs the predicted future measurements of the feature of the product. | 03-28-2013 |

20140129195 | REAL TIME DYNAMIC PHYSICS SIMULATION DEVICE OF FLEXIBLE DC TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a real time dynamic physics simulation device of flexible DC transmission system. The device includes simulated converter transformer, simulated AC field, simulated DC field, simulated converter reactor, simulated converter, and measurement and control cabinet chassis; the simulated AC field includes the vacuum switch I, the contactor I, resistors and the vacuum switch II connected orderly; the simulated DC field includes successively connected the vacuum switch contactor III and II; the simulated AC field is connected with said measurement and control cabinet chassis; Said converter transformer is set between said resistors and said vacuum switch II; Said simulated converter reactors and said simulated converter connected are set between the vacuum switch II and the vacuum switch III. The present invention can accurately simulate different voltage level flexible DC transmission system based on modular multilevel converter (MMC-HVDC), able to accurately understand the operation characteristics of MMC-HVDC and the dynamic responds to the instruction of the control system. | 05-08-2014 |

20140005991 | SIMULATOR, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR PREDICTING PROCESSING SHAPE BY PLASMA PROCESS | 01-02-2014 |

20130275096 | Solder Joint Fatigue Life Prediction Method - A solder joint fatigue life predicting method includes: establishing a maximum temperature, a minimum temperature, and a temperature cycle frequency in a field environment; establishing a maximum temperature, a minimum temperature, and a temperature cycle frequency in a laboratory environment for accelerated testing; implementing the accelerated testing to measure test fatigue life until failure of the product; determining exponents for the ramp rate and dwell time in a novel acceleration factor equation which is represented using the ramp rates and dwell times of the field environment and the laboratory environment from profile data of the temperature cycle in the field environment, from profile data of the temperature cycle in the laboratory environment, and from test fatigue life data, and calculating an acceleration factor by plugging these exponents into the acceleration factor equation; and calculating field fatigue life of the product from the calculated acceleration factor and measured test fatigue life. | 10-17-2013 |

20130085725 | METHOD AND CIRCUIT FOR CALCULATING SENSOR MODELLING COEFFICIENTS - A method of calculating sensor modelling coefficients includes determining a preliminary coefficient value for a first sensor modelling coefficient, calculating a coefficient value for a further sensor modelling coefficient using the preliminary coefficient value for the first sensor modelling coefficient and a data measurement value, and calculating a refined coefficient value for the first sensor modelling coefficient using the calculated coefficient value for the further sensor modelling coefficient and the data measurement value. | 04-04-2013 |

20130253888 | ONE-PASS STATISTICAL COMPUTATIONS - Some embodiments of the invention employ algorithms enabling the calculation of one or more statistical moments in a single pass of a dataset. For example, some embodiments may apply algorithms for calculating statistical moments to a dataset using a map-reduce framework, whereby an input dataset is partitioned into multiple shards, a separate map process is used to apply an algorithm enabling calculation of one or more statistical moments in a single scan to each shard, and one or more reduce processes consolidate the results generated by the map processes to calculate the one or more statistical moments across the entire dataset. In other embodiments of the invention, a map-reduce framework may be employed to apply algorithms enabling calculation of a covariance between data elements expressed in a dataset, instead of or in addition to one or more statistical moments. | 09-26-2013 |

20150356268 | Dental Occlusion Analysis Tool - An electronic 3D model of at least a portion of a maxillary arch of a patient is displayed. Inputs indicating a tip of a mesiobuccal cusp of a maxillary first molar are received for both the patient's right and left sides. In addition, an electronic 3D model of at least a portion of a mandibular arch of a patient is displayed. Inputs indicating relevant points on the mandibular first molar are received for both the patient's right and left sides. Side scores are generated for the patient's right and left sides based on the indicated points. A final occlusion score for the patient is displayed. The final occlusion score is based on the side score for the right side and the side score for the left side. | 12-10-2015 |

20150355373 | SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BUILDING COMPLEX EARTH MODELS - A method is described that includes accessing, for a geological medium: a horizon model including a plurality of horizons in the geological medium; a fault model including a plurality of faults in the geological medium; and a rock property model including one or more physical rock properties at a plurality of spatial locations on a first grid corresponding to the geological medium. The method further includes determining intersections between the horizons and the faults by correlating the horizon model with the fault model and calculating a faulted structural model for the geological medium in accordance with the intersections between the horizons and the faults. The method further includes generating an earth model for seismic forward modeling by assigning one or more physical rock properties to the faulted structural model in accordance with the rock property model. | 12-10-2015 |

20140195209 | Counter-Example Guided Abstraction Refinement Based Test Case Generation From Simulink/Stateflow Models - A method for verifying reachability of a transition path between states with respect to Simulink/Stateflow models; (a) a concrete simulation model is generated and an abstract model is generated; (c) an abstract path is generated that is a sequence of transition steps from a start state to a target state; (d) a validity of the abstract path is checked utilizing the concrete simulation model; (e) a result is output to a user that identifies the abstract path as a reachable result; (f) partitioning a respective state of the transition step that was invalid in the abstract path; (g) recomputing a next abstract model based on partitioned start state; (h) generating an next abstract path; (i) determining whether the next abstract path is valid; (j) outputting a result to the user that identifies whether the recomputed abstract path is a valid result; otherwise proceeding to step (f). | 07-10-2014 |

20110161060 | Optimization-Based exact formulation and solution of crowd simulation in virtual worlds - A method of computing a collision-free velocity ( | 06-30-2011 |

20160048621 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING EVENT-DRIVEN SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND SAVING MEDIUM TO WHICH CIRCUIT SIMULATION PROGRAM USING SAME IS SAVED - Disclosed is a method of simulating a switching electrical circuit, including one or more reactive elements and one or more switches. The method includes receiving an electrical circuit including one or more reactive elements and one or more switches and a stimulus expressed in a form of a linear combination of one or more basis functions; calculating a response of the electrical circuit before the switching in a form of a linear combination of one or more basis functions, using an s-domain transfer function of the electrical circuit before the switching, initial values of the reactive elements before the switching, and the stimulus expressed in a form of a linear combination of one or more basis functions; and calculating a response of the electrical circuit after the switching in a form of a linear combination of one or more basis functions, using an s-domain transfer function of the electrical circuit after the switching and initial values of the reactive elements after the switching. | 02-18-2016 |

20160048618 | MAGNETIZATION ANALYZING APPARATUS, MAGNETIZATION ANALYZING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A magnetization analyzing apparatus calculates a solution of a system of equations for magnetic field by iterative calculation. The magnetization analyzing apparatus includes a processor configured to execute a process including: acquiring a preconditioner by decomposing a coefficient matrix included in the system of equations; and calculating a value of a parameter for adjusting values of diagonal components of the acquired preconditioner based on binary search so that values of diagonal components of the preconditioner become positive by using the parameter. | 02-18-2016 |

20160048617 | MAGNETIZATION ANALYSIS APPARATUS, MAGNETIZATION ANALYSIS METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A magnetization analysis apparatus includes a processor configured to execute a process. The process includes: first calculating, using a magnetization vector of each of elements obtained by mesh division in which a magnetic substance is divided into a plurality of meshes and a magnetization vector of an element adjacent to each element, intermediate magnetization that is a magnetization vector at the halfway point between each element and an element adjacent to each element; second calculating an effective magnetic field using the intermediate magnetization calculated at the first calculating; and third calculating a magnetization vector of each element after a unit time based on the effective magnetic field calculated at the second calculating. | 02-18-2016 |

20130197882 | EVALUATING AND OPTIMIZING A TRAJECTORY FUNCTION - A method for evaluating a trajectory function to be followed by a physical system includes providing the trajectory function; determining a set of sampling points by sampling a trajectory based on the trajectory function in the time domain; associating a cell to each of the sampling points; assessing at least one cell metric for each of the cells; aggregating the at least one cell metric of the cells to obtain an aggregated metric measure; and evaluating the trajectory as determined by the provided trajectory function depending on the one or more aggregated metric measures. | 08-01-2013 |

20160048614 | A METHOD AND ALGORITHM FOR SIMULATING THE INFLUENCE OF THERMALLY COUPLED SURFACE RADIATION IN CASTING PROCESSES - A method for simulating the influence of thermally coupled surface radiation on a solid body, which solid body has at least one surface capable of being exposed to radiation, by calculating the radiative exchange between grey, diffuse surfaces, characterized in that the surface or surfaces to be exposed to radiation is/are subdivided adaptively, hierarchically into radiation tiles of the same or virtually the same radiation intensity, and the surface temperature resulting from irradiation is achieved by means of a hierarchical view factor method, which view factor method comprises the evaluation of a solid angle integral using a primary solid angle subdivision, which primary solid angle subdivision comprises a homogeneous view factor discretization, wherein each solid angle subdivision is adaptively and hierarchically discretized into its partial areas by spherical projection and wherein the total of all partial amounts of that solid angle integral can be determined by means of ray tracing. | 02-18-2016 |

20140379314 | ANALYZER, ANALYSIS METHOD, AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM - The present invention enables calculation of a solution of a non-self-adjoint problem represented by simultaneous differential equations. An analysis device includes: a setting unit that sets an original differential operator of an analysis object and a boundary condition of variables; an adjoint boundary condition calculation unit that calculates an adjoint boundary condition from the boundary condition; and a non-self-adjoint calculation unit that calculates a primal differential operator and a dual differential operator from the original differential operator, and determines a primal eigenfunction and a dual eigenfunction by using primal simultaneous differential equations and dual simultaneous differential equations, as well as the boundary condition and the adjoint boundary condition, thereby calculating a solution of simultaneous differential equations. | 12-25-2014 |

20130054202 | EARLY DECOUPLING CAPACITOR OPTIMIZATION METHOD FOR HIERARCHICAL CIRCUIT DESIGN - Methods, systems, computer programs, etc., determine the required number of decoupling capacitors, and approximate locations for the decoupling capacitors, for a region of an integrated circuit. Switching elements of the region are entered into a simulation program running on a computerized device. Also, a power distribution model of the region is entered into the simulation program, and a power-supply voltage compression target is entered into the simulation program. These methods, systems, etc., generate an upper number of decoupling capacitors required to satisfy the compression target when all the switching elements concurrently switch. For each switching element, the methods, systems, etc., generate a specific number of decoupling capacitors required to satisfy the compression when only the element switches, calculate a fraction of the specific number to the upper number, assign the fraction of the total number of decoupling capacitors to each switching circuit element, and place the fraction of the total number of decoupling capacitors in electrical proximity to the element. | 02-28-2013 |

20150356454 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSING OUTPUTS FROM MULTIPLE LiDAR SENSORS - A system and method for fusing the outputs from multiple LiDAR sensors. The method includes providing object files for objects detected by the sensors at a previous sample time, where the object files identify the position, orientation and velocity of the detected objects. The method also includes receiving a plurality of scan returns from objects detected in the field-of-view of the sensors at a current sample time and constructing a point cloud from the scan returns. The method then segments the scan points in the point cloud into predicted clusters, where each cluster initially identifies an object detected by the sensors. The method matches the predicted clusters with predicted object models generated from objects being tracked during the previous sample time. The method creates new object models, deletes dying object models and updates the object files based on the object models for the current sample time. | 12-10-2015 |

20140136159 | COMPUTER SIMULATION OF PHYSICAL PROCESSES INCLUDING MODELING OF LAMINAR-TO-TURBULENT TRANSITION - A computer-implemented method for simulating fluid flow using a lattice Boltzmann (LB) approach that includes assigning values for the wall shear stress on a per-facet (e.g., per-surfel) basis based on whether the fluid flow is laminar or turbulent is described herein. | 05-15-2014 |

20140136161 | PRECISE SIMULATION OF PROGENY DERIVED FROM RECOMBINING PARENTS - Various embodiments simulate crossover events on a chromosome. In one embodiment, a number Y of positions to be selected on a simulated chromosome is determined. Y positions j | 05-15-2014 |

20130060542 | TORIC OPTIC FOR OPHTHALMIC USE - An ophthalmic lens for modifying or reducing non-axisymmetric higher order aberrations includes an optic body disposed about an optical axis having a primary meridian and an orthogonal secondary meridian. The optic body includes a higher order toric shape that is imposed on or added to one of the optic body surfaces. The higher order toric shape also includes a first profile disposed along the primary meridian and a second profile disposed along the secondary meridian that is different in shape from the first profile. The higher order toric shape is characterized by a profile along at least one meridian of the lens that changes with increasing radius from the optical axis raised to a power that is greater than two. | 03-07-2013 |

20160139226 | APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTIMATING WATER DIFFUSIVITY AND MICROCIRCULATION OF BLOOD USING DW-MRI DATA - APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTIMATING WATER DIFFUSIVITY AND MICROCIRCULATION OF BLOOD USING DW-MRI DATA (“AEW”) are disclosed herein. The apparatuses, methods and systems provide a computational framework for choosing and applying the most appropriate model in different regions of a heterogeneous area on a voxel-by-voxel basis. The apparatuses, methods and systems also configure an intravoxel-incoherent-motion (IVIM) model for estimating water diffusivity and microcirculation of blood in the capillary network from DW-MRI low b-value data. In one implementation, the method uses a small number of b-values (at least 3 in the b-value range of 0-300 s/mm | 05-19-2016 |

20130013271 | METHOD FOR FINDING THE FILLING RATE OR THE POROSITY OF POWDER - The size distribution f(r) of powder particles is found, and the packing rate p of the powder particles is found based on the size distribution f(r) according to the following formula (a): | 01-10-2013 |

20140081607 | Thermodynamic Phase Equilibrium Analysis Based On a Reduced Composition Domain - A method of modeling phase characteristics of thermodynamic systems utilizing pseudo-properties strategy and a reduced number of variables is disclosed herein. The method describes a means of determining the probability of phase splitting of mixtures of materials at a given temperature, pressure, and composition by characterizing the functions that describe the system via pseudo-properties, and also by describing the system in n−1 or fewer variables, where n represents the number of components in the system of interest. In an embodiment, a multi-component system is characterized in one variable, thereby providing simplified thermodynamic models in a time-efficient manner. In addition, the information generated by this reduced-variable calculation can further be used as a starting point for calculations of equations of state. | 03-20-2014 |

20160135925 | METHOD FOR TRACKING, PREDICTING, AND PROACTIVELY CORRECTING MALOCCLUSION AND RELATED ISSUES - Methods and systems for predicting a future dental or orthodontic condition(s) are provided. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method for calculating a future position of an intraoral object of a patient's intraoral cavity is provided. The method can comprise receiving first and second digital data representative of an actual state of the intraoral cavity at first and second time points. The method can comprise processing data including the first and second digital data so as to determine a velocity of an intraoral object of the intraoral cavity over the first and second time points. A future position of the intraoral object at a future time point can be determined based on the velocity. | 05-19-2016 |

20110282635 | STOCHASTIC DOWNSCALING ALGORITHM AND APPLICATIONS TO GEOLOGICAL MODEL DOWNSCALING - A computer-aided method of downscaling a three-dimensional geological model by generating numerical stochastic fine-scale models conditioning to data of different scales and capturing spatial uncertainties which involves a downscaling algorithm. | 11-17-2011 |

20090306943 | METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR REDUCED ORDER MODEL ADAPTIVE SIMULATION OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS - Methods, systems and computer program products for selecting input data, including operational parameters for a nuclear system using a reduced order model of a complex computational model are provided. The complex computational model includes a set of equations that describe the nuclear system. An adjoint model associated with the complex model can be obtained, and output data from the adjoint model can be calculated using a plurality of r random sets of input data to the adjoint model. A degree of correlation of the calculated adjoint output data can be determined. A plurality of k reduced correlation subsets of the plurality of r adjoint output data sets can be downselected based on the degree of correlation, such that k | 12-10-2009 |

20110054863 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMPIRICAL MODELING OF TIME-VARYING, PARAMETER-VARYING, AND NONLINEAR SYSTEMS VIA ITERATIVE LINEAR SUBSPACE COMPUTATION - Methods and systems for estimating differential or difference equations that can govern a nonlinear, time-varying and parameter-varying dynamic process or system. The methods and systems for estimating the equations may be based upon estimations of observed outputs and, when desired, input data for the equations. The methods and systems can be utilized with any system or process that may be capable of being described with nonlinear, time-varying and parameter-varying difference equations and can used for automated extraction of the difference equations in describing detailed system or method behavior for use in system control, fault detection, state estimation and prediction and adaptation of the same to changes in a system or method. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054864 | ON-SITE ANALYSIS SYSTEM WITH CENTRAL PROCESSOR AND METHOD OF ANALYZING - A method of analysis, analysis system, program product, apparatus, and method of supplying analysis of value incorporating the use of at least one data acquisition device, a central processor, and a communication link that is connectable between the data acquisition device and the central processor. The central processor is loaded with multivariate calibration models developed for predicting values for various properties of interest, wherein the calibration models are capable of compensating for variations in an effectively comprehensive set of measurement conditions and secondary material characteristics. As so configured, the calibration models can compensate for instrument variance without instrument-specific calibration transfer. Measurement results generated by the central processor can be transmitted to an output device of a user interface. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054862 | Multimode Fiber Having Improved Reach - A means of improving the performance of laser optimized multimode fiber optic cable (MMF) to achieve improved optical margin and channel reach for use in high-speed data communication networks is described. The disclosed method can be used to improve the performance of both OM3 and OM4 grades of MMF. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054859 | METHOD OF DEVELOPING A PETROLEUM RESERVOIR FROM OPTIMIZED HISTORY MATCHING - A method of developing a petroleum reservoir from a reservoir model and optimized history matching is disclosed having application for petroleum reservoir characterization. A global objective function measuring the differences between the measured historical data and the simulated historical data is defined according to M parameters. The global objective function is then decomposed into a sum of k local objective functions. Each local objective function measures the differences on a geographic region from m | 03-03-2011 |

20110054854 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING DIMENSIONALLY ALTERED MODEL OBJECTS - Embodiments relate to a unified management interface and related resources for generating dimensionally altered model objects. A modeling client can host modeling logic and an application programming interface (API) to create, access, manipulate, and import/export modeling objects used in modeling applications, such as engineering, medical, financial, and other modeling platforms. The source data accepted into the modeling client can include consumer or business-level applications, whose spreadsheet, database or other content can be extracted and encapsulated in object-oriented format, such as extensible markup language (XML) format. A modeling module can access the modeling objects, decode their row, column, depth, and/or other dimensional attributes, and scale those objects using scaling rules or other logic. In aspects, the dimensionally altered model object(s) can have their number of rows, columns, and/or other dimensions expanded or reduced to conform to dimensions of a destination data object, such as a spreadsheet, database, or other data structure. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054853 | RECOVERING THE STRUCTURE OF SPARSE MARKOV NETWORKS FROM HIGH-DIMENSIONAL DATA - A method, information processing system, and computer readable article of manufacture model data. A first dataset is received that includes a first set of physical world data. At least one data model associated with the first dataset is generated based on the receiving. A second dataset is received that includes a second set of physical world data. The second dataset is compared to the at least one data model. A probability that the second dataset is modeled by the at least one data model is determined. A determination is made that the probability is above a given threshold. A decision associated with the second dataset based on the at least one data model is generated in response to the probability being above the given threshold. The probability and the decision are stored in memory. The probability and the decision are provided to user via a user interface. | 03-03-2011 |

20110054852 | DETERMINATION OF ELBOW VALUES FOR PCR FOR PARABOLIC SHAPED CURVES - Systems and methods for processing PCR curves, and for identifying the presence of a parabolic-shaped PCR curve. Use of a piecewise linear approximation of a PCR curve enables a more realistic elbow value to be determined in the case of parabolic shaped PCR curves. | 03-03-2011 |

20130110473 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOLUTION OF MODELS | 05-02-2013 |

20140081608 | METHOD FOR WEAPON SYSTEM-TARGET PAIRING IN REAL-TIME - Disclosed herein is an automated method for real-time pairing of weapon systems with targets. Databases are populated with inputs which include available weapon systems, targets, and threats. These inputs are entered into a table and the inputs in the table are pre-processed to create formatted data. An optimization engine is executed which analyses the model formulation, selects an algorithm then runs the algorithm. The optimization engine solution is processed into recommended weapon system-target pairings. These recommended weapon system-target pairings are received from the engine then displayed on a user interface. The populating, entering, pre-processing, running, receiving, and displaying are performed in real-time. | 03-20-2014 |

20150356213 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC LOAD MODELS - A method for generating electric load models that includes receiving a plurality of measurements representative of input provided by a power source to electric loads is provided. The method includes generating a plurality of combination of model loads and assigning a contribution factor to each model load in each combination. The method further includes computing a match index for each combination for each measurement. The match index is computed by comparing a predicted output of each combination with an actual output generated by the electric loads for each input represented by each measurement. Furthermore, the method includes computing a first likelihood index for each combination based on the match index for each combination for the plurality of measurements. The method also includes computing a second likelihood index for each contribution factor in each combination based on the match index for each combination. | 12-10-2015 |

20140278302 | COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD, A DEVICE, AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DATA-DRIVEN MODELING OF OIL, GAS, AND WATER - A method for independently modeling a water flow rate, an oil flow rate, and a gas flow rate using data-driven computer models is disclosed. The method can include obtaining parameters of a well associated with an asset during a well test; creating the ensemble of data-driven models to model the water flow rate, the oil flow rate, and the gas flow rate based on the parameters; evaluating each model of the ensemble of models; selecting a subset of models from the ensemble of models; modeling each of the water flow rate, the oil flow rate, and the gas flow rate independently using the subset of models; reconciling each of the water flow rate, the oil flow rate, and the gas flow rate for the well with a total flow rate at the asset; and outputting the water flow rate, the oil flow rate, and the gas flow rate. | 09-18-2014 |

20140379310 | Methods and Systems for Evaluating Predictive Models - Multidimensional methods and systems for evaluating and comparing predictive models involve, for example, receiving data related to predictions produced by each of a plurality of different predictive models and determining a score for each of a plurality of dimensions for each of the predictive models. A composite score may be calculated for each of the predictive models based at least partly on the dimension scores, and a recommendation may be generated based on comparing the composite scores. | 12-25-2014 |

20090265148 | MODELING A SECTOR-POLARIZED-ILLUMINATION SOURCE IN AN OPTICAL LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEM - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that constructs a source polarization model to simulate a piecewise-constant-linear polarization-configuration of an illumination source in an optical lithography system. During operation, the system starts by partitioning an illumination pupil plane of the illumination source into a set of sectors to match a physical implementation of the illumination source. Next, the system constructs the source polarization model for the illumination source by individually specifying a constant-linear polarization-state within each sector to match the polarization-configuration of the illumination source. | 10-22-2009 |

20090265146 | Method of Modeling the Time Gradient of the State of a Steel Volume by Means of a Computer and Corresponding Objects - A steel volume is modeled in a computer by means of a plurality of volume elements. The state of the steel volume at a given time comprises, for each volume element, characteristic quantities of an enthalpy existing at said time in the respective volume element and percentages, in which the steel is available in the respective volume element at the time in austenite, ferrite and cementite phases. For at least one volume element, the computer determines the time gradient of the characteristic quantities by resolving thermal conductivity and phase transition equations. One of the characteristic quantities is a locally invariable mean interstitial element concentration within the volume element in the austenite phase thereof. | 10-22-2009 |

20140297239 | SIMULATION METHOD FOR HIGH POLYMER MATERIAL - A computerized simulation method for evaluating dispersion of fillers in a high polymer material, the method comprises a step (S | 10-02-2014 |

20130066605 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING FORMATION LITHOLOGY USING X-RAY FLOURESCENCE - An apparatus for estimating properties of an earth formation includes a carrier configured to be disposed in a borehole in the earth formation, and a sample retriever configured to remove a sample of the earth formation, the sample including solid components of the earth formation. The apparatus also includes an analysis assembly including a chamber disposed with the carrier and configured to hold the sample, an X-ray source configured to irradiate the sample with X-ray radiation while the sample is disposed in the chamber, and one or more X-ray detectors configured to detect radiation emitted from the sample in response to irradiation from the X-ray source. | 03-14-2013 |

20160140270 | METHOD OF DETERMINING WAVE PROPAGATION IN A MEDIUM - A method including the steps of: defining an original parent polygon representative domain of interest, an origin corresponding to a wavesource position within the parent, a wavesource wavefront geometry, and a maximum wavefront extent; determining one or more valid parent polygon sides; defining cutting lines from the vertices of each valid parent side to the extent; reflecting the parent about the respective valid side defining a child polygon; discarding portions of each child polygon lying beyond a cutting line from the respective parent side; redefining each child as a parent, and repeating the second to fifth steps for each parent filling the area within the extent; projecting onto the polygons within the extent, a wavefront having the wavefront geometry spaced from the origin by a specified distance; and reflecting the child polygons along the respective sides of their respective parents projecting the child polygons and wavefront onto the original parent. | 05-19-2016 |

20090248371 | FAST CONTROL LAW OPTIMIZATION - A method to optimize control laws includes: computing at least one matrice from an extended linear model and optimizing a control law using linear models computed with the at least one matrice | 10-01-2009 |

20090248373 | CONSTRUCTING A REDUCED ORDER MODEL OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RESPONSE IN A SUBTERRANEAN STRUCTURE - To construct a reduced order model of a subterranean structure, a model reduction algorithm is applied to produce the reduced order model that is an approximation of a true model of the subterranean structure. The model reduction algorithm uses interpolating frequencies that are purely imaginary to enhance computational efficiency of the algorithm. | 10-01-2009 |

20160047943 | Systems and Methods for The Quantitative Estimate of Production-Forecast Uncertainty - Systems and methods for updating posterior geological models by integrating various reservoir data to support dynamic-quantitative data-inversion, stochastic-uncertainty-management and smart reservoir-management. | 02-18-2016 |

20160047924 | Determination of Subsurface Properties in the Vicinity of a Well by Full Wavefield Inversion - A method, including: obtaining an initial model of a subsurface property; simulating synthetic data from the initial model; obtaining recorded borehole seismic data, wherein the recorded borehole seismic data was obtained with a seismic source or receiver located in a well; and inverting, with a computer, the recorded borehole seismic data by full wavefield inversion, wherein the full wavefield inversion includes comparing the synthetic data to the recorded borehole seismic data, and computing a cost function, obtaining a gradient function from the cost function, wherein the gradient function is related to a change in the objective function with an incremental change in model parameters, using the initial model to compute an illumination function or a resolution function for seismic sources and receivers, and obtaining a conditioned gradient function by conditioning the gradient function with the illumination function or the resolution function. | 02-18-2016 |

20110218781 | FEM-BEM COUPLING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SLIDING CONTACT INTERFACE - Systems and methods of numerically simulating physical phenomena of firing an electromagnetic rail-gun using a coupled FEM-BEM procedure are disclosed. Electromagnetic rail-gun includes a pair of parallel rails and a projectile located therebetween. Rails and projectile are represented by a FEM model, while the ambient air surrounding the rail-gun is represented by a BEM mesh for simulating the electromagnetic fields. The BEM mesh is generated from the FEM model as a surface encasing the projectile and rails. A sliding contact interface between each of the rails and the projectile causes the BEM faces in contact to be removed and thus resulting into a hole/gap in the BEM mesh. The hole/gap is patched up with new triangular BEM faces without adding new nodes in accordance with a predefined set of rules, such that the resulting BEM mesh is suitable for carrying out the coupled FEM-BEM procedure. | 09-08-2011 |

20110218778 | Method for Determining the Deformability of a Body - The invention relates to a method for determining the ability of an analysis body to change the shape thereof using mathematical models. The mathematical models are generated for geometric parameters, which are determined based on test experiments in which a reference body is reshaped or originally shaped in a defined manner. By means of the mathematical models, the ability of a test body to change the shape thereof is then calculated, for the geometry of which a finite element structure is available. For the geometry of the test body a shape factor is known, which characterizes said geometry. The ability of the test body to change the shape thereof is likewise calculated by means of a method based on the finite element method (FEM), wherein then the calculations for the test body are corrected by means of the mathematical models based on a corresponding comparison with the FEM an analysis body is then correlated with the shape factor of the test body, wherein the corrected calculation results from the matrix are applied to the examination body in order to forecast the ability thereof to change the shape thereof. | 09-08-2011 |

20130124159 | Methods and Apparatus for Retargeting and Prioritized Interpolation of Lens Profiles - Methods and apparatus for retargeting and prioritized interpolation of lens profiles. A lens profile file may include a set of lens sub-profiles. The camera body and/or settings described in the file may not exactly match that of camera body and/or settings used to capture a target image. A sub-profile processing module may perform a prioritized sub-profile sorting and interpolation method to generate an interpolated sub-profile that may be applied to the target image to correct aberrations including, but not limited to, geometric distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, and vignette. Thus, models generated for a reference camera at a variety of settings may be applied to a target image captured with the same type of lens but with a different camera and/or with different settings that are not exactly modeled in the lens profile file. | 05-16-2013 |

20160048630 | METHOD FOR DESIGN AND CUSTOMIZATION OF A MULTIPHASE ELECTRIC MOTOR - A method for designing and customizing a multiphase motor provides reduced modeling and customization time by utilizing a lumped parameter model (LPM) of the multiphase motor. In addition, during the design process, environmental factors, monitoring results of multiphase motors used in the field, market requirements, and the particular application for which the multiphase motor is to be used are all taken into account by the design method. Thus, by considering such factors together with the LPM of the multiphase motor allows the method of the present invention to optimize the overall design of the multiphase motor so that is achieves high reliability, high efficiency, and low cost. | 02-18-2016 |

20160048620 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING CIRCUIT USING BASIS FUNCTION AND SAVING MEDIUM TO WHICH CIRCUIT SIMULATION PROGRAM IS SAVED - Disclosed is a method of simulating an electronic circuit or system. The method includes receiving an input stimulus represented as a linear combination of one or more basis functions and their coefficients and the circuit or system described in an s-domain transfer function, calculating the response of the circuit or system to the input stimulus whenever the input coefficients change based on the s-domain representations of the input stimulus and circuit or system using an event-driven method, and converting the response to a representation using a linear combination of one or more basis functions and their coefficients. | 02-18-2016 |

20150356267 | REDUCED MODELING METHOD FOR NEURONS - Disclosed herein is modeling method which is enabled to analyses neurons in order to reduce real neurons physiologically properly using the relationship between asymmetry in signal propagation between a soma and dendrites and dendritic excitability. The modeling method for neurons include determining voltage attenuation factors which represent properties of signal propagation between dendrites and a soma and is represented as functions of distance from the soma; and determining a plurality of passive parameter at a pre-determined path length using system parameters defined from the anatomical model comprising the voltage attenuation factors at the pre-determined path length. | 12-10-2015 |

20110307227 | CHARACTERIZING FLOW PRODUCTION - A method for characterizing flow production of a well. The method includes generating a plurality of dimensionless decline curves from a mathematical model that characterizes an expected flow production of the well and generating an overlay curve based on production data pertaining to the well. After generating the mathematical model and the overlay curve, the method compares the overlay curve to the plurality of dimensionless decline curves. The method then calculates a reservoir effective drainage area for the well based on the comparison. | 12-15-2011 |

20150356217 | Lattice Boltzmann Collision Operators Enforcing Isotropy and Galilean Invariance - A method comprising: simulating, in a lattice velocity set, movement of particles in a volume of fluid, with the movement causing collision among the particles; based on the simulated movement, determining relative particle velocity of a particle at a particular location within the volume, with the relative particle velocity being a difference between (i) an absolute velocity of the particle at the particular location within the volume and measured under zero flow of the volume, and (ii) a mean velocity of one or more of the particles at the particular location within the volume; and determining, based on the relative particle velocity, a non-equilibrium post-collide distribution function of a specified order that is representative of the collision. | 12-10-2015 |

20130151217 | Systems and Methods for Modeling Drillstring Trajectories - Systems and methods for modeling drillstring trajectories by calculating forces in the drillstring using a traditional torque-drag model and comparing the results with the results of the same forces calculated in the drillstring using a block tri-diagonal matrix, which determines whether the new drillstring trajectory is acceptable and represents mechanical equilibrium of drillstring forces and moments. | 06-13-2013 |

20160124117 | Managing Discontinuities in Geologic Models - A method and system are described for generating a geologic model having material properties for a faulted subsurface region. The method and system involve parameterizing corresponding fault surfaces and solving an energy optimization equation and/or conservation law equation for the corresponding fault surfaces based on parameterized nodes on the fault surfaces to generate a displacement map. The displacement map is used to map a geologic model from the physical space to the design space, where it is populated with material properties. The resulting populated geologic model may be used for hydrocarbon operations associated with the subsurface region. | 05-05-2016 |

20160124116 | GENERATION OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS FOR SUBSURFACE FORMATION USING STRATIGRAPHIC IMPLICIT FUNCTION - A method, apparatus, and program product may utilize a stratigraphic implicit function, e.g., as used in connection with volume based modeling, to generate structural information for a subsurface formation. In particular, structural information for a subsurface formation may be generated by determining a location in a volume of interest in the subsurface formation from subsurface formation data associated with the subsurface formation, accessing a numerical model having a monotonously varying stratigraphic implicit function defined within the volume of interest to determine a value of the stratigraphic implicit function corresponding to the determined location, and generating at least one structural element for the subsurface formation from the stratigraphic implicit function of the numerical model based upon a spatial distribution of the determined value within the volume of interest. | 05-05-2016 |

20090259446 | Method to generate numerical pseudocores using borehole images, digital rock samples, and multi-point statistics - Methods and systems for creating a numerical pseudocore model, comprising: a) obtaining logging data from a reservoir having depth-defined intervals of the reservoir, and processing the logging data into interpretable borehole image data having unidentified borehole image data; b) examining one of the interpretable borehole image data, other processed logging data or both to generate the unidentified borehole image data, processing the generated unidentified borehole image data into the interpretable borehole image data to generate warped fullbore image data; c) collecting one of a core from the reservoir, the logging data or both and generating a digital core data from one of the collected core, the logging data or both such that generated digital core data represents features of one or more depth-defined interval of the reservoir; and d) processing generated digital core data, interpretable borehole image data or the logging data to generate realizations of the numerical pseudocore model. | 10-15-2009 |

20090259444 | Method and/or device for controlling and/or monitoring the movement of industrial machines - There is described a method for controlling and/or monitoring a movement of a free body in an industrial machine, wherein the industrial machine comprises an actuator for carrying out a movement, wherein the movement of at least one free body is either mechanically coupled to the movement of the actuator and/or is decoupled from the movement of the actuator. At least one of the following physical variables of the free body: weight, density, frictional parameters, geometric form and/or center of gravity is input into a simulation program, whereupon with the aid of at least one of these physical variables, the movement of the free body is simulated, wherein the simulation takes place, in particular, in real time. This enables a better simulation of dynamic and/or static processes in an industrial machine. | 10-15-2009 |

20130060544 | SEISMIC P-WAVE MODELLING IN AN INHOMOGENEOUS TRANSVERSELY ISOTROPIC MEDIUM WITH A TILTED SYMMETRY AXIS - An improved method for P-wave modeling in inhomogeneous transversely isotropic media with tilted symmetry axis (TTI media), suitable for anisotropic reverse-time migration, is based on an acoustic TI approximation. The resulting wave equations (2.20) & (2.21) are derived directly from first principles, Hooke's law and the equations of motion, and therefore make no assumptions on spatial variation of medium parameters. Like in the acoustic VTI case, the wave equations are written as a set of two second-order partial differential equations. However, unlike in the acoustic VTI case, the acoustic TTI wave equations contain mixed second-order derivatives. The discretisation scheme uses centered finite-difference operators for first- and second-order derivative operators to approximate the mixed and non-mixed second-order derivatives in the wave equation. The discretization scheme is stabilized by slightly weighing down the mixed derivatives, with almost negligible effect on the wave field kinematics. | 03-07-2013 |

20130013272 | ASPHALT COMPOSITION - A computational method is provided for predicting roadway failure due to degradation of the roadway over time as a function of the input loads, the roadway geometry, the material properties of the constitutents in the asphaltic pavement, the shape, distribution, orientation and volume fractions of the constituents, and environmental conditions. The unique and new feature of the method is that it employs several physically based predictive methodologies simultaneously. | 01-10-2013 |

20130204589 | ANALYSIS DEVICE AND SIMULATION METHOD - An analysis device that analyzes an object with a predetermined shape is provided which includes a pre-positioned creation unit that creates a system including a plurality of particles, a region specifying unit that specifies a region with the predetermined shape in the system created by the pre-positioned creation unit as a system describing the object, and a numerical calculation unit that numerically calculates a governing equation governing motions of particles in the system describing the object. | 08-08-2013 |

20130204588 | MODELING FRACTURING FLUID LEAK-OFF - The present disclosure relates to modeling the flow of fracturing fluid in a subterranean formation. Fluid flow within the reservoir media in a subterranean formation is modeled by a reservoir block flow model. Fluid flow within a fracture network in the reservoir is modeled by a fracture network flow model. Fluid flow between the fracture network and the reservoir media is modeled by an interface flow model. Output data are generated based on coupling the fracture network flow model, the reservoir block flow model, and the interface flow model. The output data represent characteristics of fracturing fluid leak-off from the fracture network into the reservoir media. | 08-08-2013 |

20130013270 | Methods, Devices and Computer Program Products Providing for Establishing a Model for Emulating a Physical Quantity Which Depends on at Least One Input Parameter, and Use Thereof - The present invention proposes methods, devices and computer program products in relation to providing for establishing a model W for emulating a physical quantity P which depends on at least one input parameter x. To this extent, there is defined a set X including N distinct parameter values x_i for said at least one input parameter x, N being an integer greater than or equal to 1, first measured the physical quantity Pm | 01-10-2013 |

20150356214 | OPERATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING LITHOGRAPHY-RELATED SIMULATION, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A sub processing unit, which is easy in design and versatile, is used to perform a lithography-related simulation at high speed. An operation method for performing a lithography-related simulation for forming a pattern on a substrate by using a processor includes sharing the lithography-related simulations with a central processing unit and a Many Integrated Core. Among the lithography-related simulations, the Many Integrated Core performs a parallel operation related to data of a spatial domain. | 12-10-2015 |

20120197609 | Method and Apparatus for Simulation of a System in a Communications Network - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for simulating a system in a communications network as a linear system in order to obtain a prediction of the load of a resource in the system. Measurements obtained at m different points in time of the event intensity a | 08-02-2012 |

20090299705 | Systems and Methods for Processing High-Dimensional Data - Systems and methods are disclosed for factorizing high-dimensional data by simultaneously capturing factors for all data dimensions and their correlations in a factor model, wherein the factor model provides a parsimonious description of the data; and generating a corresponding loss function to evaluate the factor model. | 12-03-2009 |

20090299704 | Methods of detection of propogating phase gradients using model field theory of non-gaussian mixtures - Methods, computer-readable media, and systems are provided for the detection of propagating phase gradients using model field theory of non-Gaussian mixtures. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for identifying phase cones in a data set. The method includes generating an initial set of values of parameters (ξ | 12-03-2009 |

20150073756 | System And Method For Steady State Simulation Of Rolling Tire - An apparatus and method are disclosed for modeling at least a portion of a rolling tire ( | 03-12-2015 |

20150073755 | Accelerating Full Wavefield Inversion with Nonstationary Point-Spread Functions - Method for reducing computational time in inversion of geophysical data to infer a physical property model ( | 03-12-2015 |

20150073754 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALCULATING INDICES FOR DIABETES CONTROL - The invention provides method and system for calculating indices for diabetes control. The method and system involves collecting a plurality of blood glucose (BG) data of a subject and calculating a Blood Glucose Control Index (BGCI) value and a Severe Hypoglycemia Risk Index (SHRI) value based on parameters calculated using the plurality of BG data. The BGCI and SHRI values reflects a current state of diabetes of the subject. Further, the BGCI and SHRI values provides an indication if the subject may face a secondary complication associated with diabetes, such as, severe hypoglycemia in the future. | 03-12-2015 |

20160048615 | METHOD FOR MODELING AND ACCOUNTING FOR CASCADE GAMMAS IN IMAGES - An imaging method and corresponding system ( | 02-18-2016 |

20100286968 | Computing A Consistent Velocity Vector Field From A Set of Fluxes - A method for constructing a velocity vector field from a grid and a set of fluxes for each face of the grid cells. The cells are first subdivided and internal fluxes are calculated for each cell subject to the constraints of the flux for each cell and to achieve the minimum energy state for the each cell. The minimum energy state is computed efficiently using a divergence-free correction method without introducing a pressure variable. Then, the velocity vector field is constructed from the subcell fluxes using mixed finite element interpolation. | 11-11-2010 |

20100286967 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTI-SENSOR ESTIMATION OF A PROPERTY OF AN EARTH FORMATION - An apparatus for estimating a property of an earth formation includes: a plurality of sensors configured to estimate at least one property, each of the plurality of sensors located at a known position relative to one another; and a processor in operable communication with the plurality of sensors and configured to estimate uncertainties of the location of the plurality of sensors over a period of time. A method and computer program product for estimating a property of an earth formation is also disclosed. | 11-11-2010 |

20100286966 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATING BEAM-TO-SURFACE CONTACTS IN FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS - Methods and systems for simulating beam-to-surface contacts in finite element analysis (FEA) are disclosed. A FEA model contains at least one beam element and at least one surface mesh. Surface mesh comprises a plurality of two-dimensional finite elements having arbitrary mesh density. A minimum characteristic length (CL) of the surface mesh is calculated. One or more interior points are defined for those beam elements with length longer than CL. For every nodal point (i.e., end nodes and interior points if any), a parametric coordinate between 0 and 1 inclusive is established and kept constant throughout the FEA analysis. Distributed nodal masses are used for calculating a stiffness value for calculating nodal force to resist penetration. Initial penetration with the surface mesh at each nodal point along the beam element is compensated with a set of displacements subtracting from the initial nodal displacements, such that the compensational forces remain at zero as the nodal point's initial interpenetration decreases. | 11-11-2010 |

20130144576 | Modeling of Laser Ablation and Plume Chemistry in a Boron Nitride Nanotube Production Rig - A pressurized vapor condensation (PVC) process for production of Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNT) is modeled utilizing a modified hypersonic flow solver. The results of the modeling may be utilized to adjust operating parameters of the PV process of BNNT production rig. Utilizing the modeling reduces the time and expense associated with setup of a BNNT production rig. | 06-06-2013 |

20130144574 | Method of Analyzing 3D Geological Structure Using Structure Index - A method of analyzing a 3D geological structure using a structure index. The method includes the steps of estimating physical property values on common coordinates to calculate two or more physical property models on the same 3D grid (L×M×N); normalizing the physical property models, thus obtaining normalized physical property models which are then represented in a scatter plot of physical properties; converting distribution positions of the normalized physical property models on the scatter plot of physical properties into type angle (TA) and into type intensity (TI); determining a minimum of TI values, which classifies two or more classes on a scatter plot of the TA and TI values, to be a threshold; and analyzing the 3D geological structure based on a local extreme point and/or points in the scatter plot for the TA and TI using the threshold. | 06-06-2013 |

20090254316 | SECTOR MESHING AND NEIGHBOR SEARCHING FOR OBJECT INTERACTION SIMULATION - Methods for computer-implemented simulation for the interaction of two or more objects are provided. Data describing particles that represent each of the objects is generated from geometric data for objects. The data for each particle describes a mass density, velocity and energy at a position of the corresponding object. The particles are grouped into sectors to define a computational mesh comprising a plurality of sectors, wherein each sector is a volume region at a position in space in which particles associated with the objects may reside. For each of a plurality of select particles, so called neighboring particles are determined that are within a region of influence with respect to a select particle. Computations are performed based on laws of conservation of mass, energy and momentum to produce updated values for mass, velocity, energy, pressure, stress and position for the particles at each of a plurality of time steps. According to one aspect, when determining neighboring particles for a given select particle, a search is made through a limited or bounded volume region with respect to the select particle that consists of the region of influence for the select particle at the previous time step and within those sectors in contact with or bordering the region of influence at the previous time step. According to another aspect, the plurality of select particles are identified as those particles that reside in an active sector, wherein an active sector is a sector that contains, or is adjacent to a sector that contains, particles that is actively involved in the engagement between the two objects. For example, an active sector is a sector that contains, or is adjacent to a sector that contains, at least one particle that has a velocity, pressure or stress greater than a corresponding predetermined amount. | 10-08-2009 |

20090306947 | Modeling And Management of Reservoir Systems With Material Balance Groups - Methods and systems for modeling a reservoir system are described. The method includes constructing a reservoir model of a reservoir system. The reservoir model includes a reservoir and a plurality of wells. Also, one or more material balance groups are constructed with each material balance group having a portion of at least one of the plurality of wells, a portion of the reservoir, and at least one well management algorithm to track material balance within the respective material balance group. Then, fluid flow through the reservoir model is simulated based on the material balance groups by a simulator and the results are reported. | 12-10-2009 |

20090306946 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATION AND REPRESENTATION OF AGENTS IN A HIGH-DENSITY AUTONOMOUS CROWD - This invention relates to methods and systems for simulation and representation of the behavior of individuals in a high-density autonomous crowd in response to a changing dynamic environment. | 12-10-2009 |

20130013276 | Preconditioning For EDA Cell Library - A characterized cell library for EDA tools includes one or more mathematical models for each cell, and one or more preconditioning functions (and/or inverse preconditioning functions) for each mathematical model. Each mathematical model represents a performance parameter (e.g., delay, power consumption, noise) or a preconditioned performance parameter of the cell. The preconditioning functions convert an operating parameter (e.g., input slew, output capacitance) associated with the performance parameter into a preconditioned input variable for the mathematical models. In doing so, the preconditioning functions allow for more accurate modeling of complex data relationships without increasing the complexity (e.g., order and number of coefficients) of the mathematical models. Also, because the cell library can be substantially similar to conventional polynomial-based cell libraries except for the inclusion of preconditioning functions, preconditioning does not significantly increase storage requirements and conventional EDA tools can be readily adapted to use the preconditioned cell library. | 01-10-2013 |

20130013275 | METHOD FOR JOINT MODELING OF MEAN AND DISPERSION - The present invention describes a method for joint modeling of a mean and dispersion of data. A computing system derives a loss function taking into account distributional requirements over the data. The computing system represents separate regression functions for the mean and the dispersion as stagewise expansion forms. At this time, the stagewise expansion forms include undetermined scalar coefficients and undetermined basis functions. Then, the computing system chooses the basis functions that maximally correlate with a corresponding steepest-descent gradient direction of the loss function. The computing system obtains the scalar coefficients based on a single step of Newton iteration. The computing system completes the regression functions based on the chosen basis functions and obtained scalar coefficients. | 01-10-2013 |

20130013273 | MASS SPECTROMETRY SYSTEMS - Described herein are methods that may be used related to mass spectrometry, such as mass spectrometry analysis, mass spectrometry calibration, identification of proteins/peptides by mass spectrometry and/or mass spectrometry data collection strategies. In one embodiment, the subject matter discloses a phase-modeling analysis method for identification of proteins or peptides by mass spectrometry. | 01-10-2013 |

20120284002 | Simplified Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics - For efficient smooth particle hydrodynamics using more particle information, virtual particles are created. Each virtual particle represents an averaging of properties for the fluid particles in a cell. For density, force, or other calculations for a given fluid particle, the interaction between the particles within a cell are calculated. For calculating the influence of particles outside the cell on the particle in the cell, the virtual particles from the neighboring cells are used. The interaction with these aggregate particles reduces the number of calculations while still including the influence from particles of other cells. | 11-08-2012 |

20120284001 | User-friendly method combining a logic and numeric approach for complex problems of intervals sequencing optimization - Among various approaches to intervals sequencing modeling and optimizations (traditionally numerical and logical optimization are separated fields), such as numerical optimization which advantages are to offer a quantified approach to problem solving almost without limits, but within range of specific applications, or optimization under logical constraints, we present here an original approach, which goal is to combine in a structured and easier to use way, logical and numerical constraints, into one original method, that will accumulate the benefits of both approaches to intervals sequencing problem solving, or even more. This method to support manager or systems choices in their respective search for problem solving of intervals optimization sequencing is able to combine an approach of numerical modeling and higher degree of expressiveness, making it easier to use. | 11-08-2012 |

20090259447 | Method For Assembling The Finite Element Discretization Of Arbitrary Weak Equations Involving Local Or Non-Local Multiphysics Couplings - Disclosed are techniques for representing and modeling one or more systems in which each system corresponds to an application mode. This may be done for one or more geometries using local and/or non-local couplings. For each application mode, physical quantities are modeled and may be defined using a graphical user interface. Physical properties may be used to model the physical quantities of each system. The physical properties may be defined in terms of numerical values or constants, and mathematical expressions that may include numerical values, space coordinates, time coordinates, and actual physical quantities. Physical quantities and any associated variables may apply to some or all of a geometric domain, and may also be disabled in other parts of a geometrical domain. Partial differential equations describe the physical quantities. One or more application modes may be combined using an automated technique into a combined system of partial differential equations as a multiphysics model. A portion of the physical quantities and variables associated with the combined system may be selectively solved for. Also described are methods for computing the stiffness matrix, residual vector, constraint matrix, and constraint residual vector for the finite element discretization of a system of partial differential equations in weak form that includes local and non-local variables coupling multiple geometries. | 10-15-2009 |

20130046521 | METHOD OF OPTIMIZING PARAMETERS IN THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF ANALYSING A DNA CONTAINING SAMPLE AND METHOD OF MODELING SAID PROCESS - A method of optimizing one or more parameters in a process for considering a DNA containing sample using a method of modeling and a method of modeling itself are provided. The method of modeling the process for considering a DNA containing sample uses a graphical model. The model seeks to provide one or more optimized parameters for the consideration process. The methods aim to consider the whole process, for instance, the number of cells required for the process and/or the extraction efficiency and/or the sub-sample volume relative to the sample volume and/or the amplification efficiency and/or the optimum number of amplification cycles and/or the effect of degradation on the amount of amplifiable DNA in the sample. | 02-21-2013 |

20090276195 | HYBRID TIME AND FREQUENCY SOLUTION FOR PLL SUB-BLOCK SIMULATION - A system for a fast method to simulate phase lock loop (PLL) sub-block simulation is presented. The simulation of the sub-blocks of the PLL involve solving a system of non-linear equations for the voltages and currents in the sub-blocks of the PLL. A harmonic balance method is used to solve the system of non-linear equation. The harmonic balance method involves creating a system of linear equations which is solved using a novel hybrid time and frequency domain preconditioner. The hybrid time and frequency domain preconditioner includes the strong and fast convergence property of time-domain preconditioning while avoiding the potential divergent problems of time-domain preconditioning. In addition the hybrid time and frequency domain preconditioner also includes the dependable convergence of frequency domain preconditioning while avoiding the potential stalling problems of frequency domain preconditioning. | 11-05-2009 |

20150127309 | Method To Translate Biodynamic Spectrograms Into High-Content Information - A method is provided to translate from tissue dynamics spectroscopy (TDS) data formats into high-content analysis (HCA) data formats. The method utilizes TDS feature vectors and HCA feature vectors obtained from a shared set of compounds and cell lines to generate a translation matrix. The translator is applied to the unique data format of TDS that carries information from deep inside 3D tissue to convert the data into a standard data 2D HCA data format that fits into the standard workflow of potential customers. | 05-07-2015 |

20140336993 | MULTIPURPOSE CALCULATION COMPUTING DEVICE - A multipurpose computing device includes a solver receiving a working matrix and an initial matrix corresponding to a system of equations and residual data; and an adapter receiving the initial matrix as well as a filtering matrix and calculates a working matrix corresponding to an equation system solved by the solver. The working matrix checks a stability condition with the initial matrix, comprising a comparison of two matrix products including the filtering matrix or the transpose thereof, and the initial matrix and the working matrix, respectively. The adapter renumbers the initial matrix and the filtering matrix in order to produce a modified matrix and a modified filtering matrix using an ordering rule that is a function of a dependency condition, and recursively calculates the working matrix representation with these matrices. The solver works recursively on the working matrix to provide a solution without inverting the initial matrix. | 11-13-2014 |

20150039277 | APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR PROVIDING A CONTROL INPUT SIGNAL FOR AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS OR TECHNICAL SYSTEM - An apparatus for providing a control input signal for an industrial process or technical system having one or more controllable elements is provided. A method and computer-readable medium is also provided. | 02-05-2015 |

20090265151 | Mass Conserving Algorithm for Solving a Solute Advection Diffusion Equation Inside an Evaporating Droplet - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for simulating and analyzing a change in concentration of solute in a solution. The solution being simulated is encompassed by an interface. The concentration at a first point in time is determined at a set of nodes encompassed by the interface. A spatial cell is associated with each node. An extended concentration is calculated at an extended node. The extended node is not encompassed by the interface. The concentration is calculated at a second point in time at a set of nodes encompassed by the interface, based upon the concentration at the set of nodes encompassed by the interface at the first point in time and the extended concentration. | 10-22-2009 |

20090265147 | PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF REAL TIME RESPONSE GUARANTEES ON INTERACTING SOFTWARE COMPONENTS - A system and method for providing control timing for a vehicle system at the design level. The method includes defining component timing specifications in a parametric form at a system level and at a sub-system level; mathematically representing the timing specifications in a system model; providing a constraint extraction algorithm that extracts timing constraints from the mathematical representations; using the constraint extraction algorithm to generate a plurality of linear equations that define the constraints; solving for real time constraint ranges from parameters in the linear equations; and selecting values from the real time constraint ranges to be used in the mathematical representations. In non-limiting embodiments, the constraint extraction algorithm can be a boundary discovery algorithm or a proof-tree. | 10-22-2009 |

20130158959 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODELING HIGH SOLIDS CONTENT FLUID FRACTURING - An example apparatus includes a formation description module that interprets a formation description corresponding to a formation of interest, a fluid description module that interprets a high solids content fluid (HSCF) description, and a fracture modeling module that models a fracturing operation in the formation of interest in response to the formation description and the HSCF description. The apparatus further includes a fracture results module that provides a fracture treatment description parameter in response to the model. | 06-20-2013 |

20130158963 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING VISUAL ATTENTION MODELS - Systems and methods for improving visual attention models use effectiveness assessment from an environment as feedback to improve visual attention models. The effectiveness assessment uses data indicative of a particular behavior, which is related to visual attention allocation, received from the environment to assess relative effectiveness of the environment on influencing the particular behavior. | 06-20-2013 |

20090259445 | Method and apparatus for simulating packet delay variation of a multi-switch network - A packet delay variation simulation system has a packet generator, a packet delay variation generator, and a packet delay analyzer to analyze delayed packets. The packet delay variation generator has multiple delay distribution modules that use both a deterministic delay process and a statistical delay process packet for determining a packet's delay. The packet delay variation generator may utilize different probability density functions to describe various portions of measured packet data. That is, measured packet delay information is analyzed and information from this analysis is used to construct a total delay model for a network. The delay may include a pre-determined deterministic delay offset as well as one or more variable statistical delay offsets. | 10-15-2009 |

20120035896 | RESERVOIR UPSCALING METHOD WITH PRESERVED TRANSMISSIBILITY - The invention relates to methods for upscaling a three dimensional model. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, embodiments of the present invention includes method for upscaling a three dimensional model by preserving transmissibility. | 02-09-2012 |

20150051885 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING PERSONALIZED VASCULAR IMPLANTS FROM PATIENT-SPECIFIC ANATOMIC DATA - Embodiments include methods of identifying a personalized cardiovascular device based on patient-specific geometrical information, the method comprising acquiring a geometric model of at least a portion of a patient's vascular system; obtaining one or more geometric quantities of one or more blood vessels of the geometric model of the patient's vascular system; determining the presence or absence of a pathology characteristic at a location in the geometric model of the patient's vascular system; generating an objective function defined by a plurality of device variables and a plurality of hemodynamic and solid mechanics characteristics; and optimizing the objective function using computational fluid dynamics and structural mechanics analysis to identify a plurality of device variables that result in desired hemodynamic and solid mechanics characteristics. | 02-19-2015 |

20150051886 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING PERSONALIZED VASCULAR IMPLANTS FROM PATIENT-SPECIFIC ANATOMIC DATA - Embodiments include methods of identifying a personalized cardiovascular device based on patient-specific geometrical information, the method comprising: generating a patient specific model of at least a portion of a patient's vasculature from image data of the patient's vasculature and one or more measured or estimated physiological or phenotypic parameters of the patient; determining pathology characteristics from cardiovascular geometry of the patient specific model; defining an objective function for a device based on design considerations and one or more estimates of hemodynamic and mechanical characteristics; optimizing the objective function, by simulating at least one change in devices and evaluating the objective function using fluid dynamic or structural mechanic analyses; and using the optimized objective function to either (i) select a device from a set of available devices or (ii) manufacture a desired device. | 02-19-2015 |

20130090902 | Method and System for Modeling Fractures in Ductile Rock - Method and systems for modeling fractures in quasi-brittle materials are provided. An exemplary method included generating a model that incorporates a unified creep-plasticity (UCP) representation into a constitutive model for a ductile rock. The model may be used in a finite element analysis to model hydraulic fractures in the ductile rock. | 04-11-2013 |

20130090901 | SIMULATING METHOD FOR KNEADED STATE OF FLUID - Computerized analysis method for estimating a kneaded state of a fluid, comprises: a step of generating a finite element model of a kneading space within which the fluid is kneaded; a step of defining a model of the fluid; a step of defining the fluid model in the kneading space model at a filling rate of less than 100% and defining necessary kneading conditions; a particle tracking step in which, a flow calculation of the fluid model is made, and virtual particles disposed in the fluid model are tracked; an estimating step in which the positional data of the virtual particles are compared with those in an ideal kneaded state of the fluid model, and the degree of kneading of the fluid model is calculated. The ideal kneaded state is calculated in the estimating step, based on existence positions of the fluid model calculated in the particle tracking step. | 04-11-2013 |

20130090900 | METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DETERMINING PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN OBJECT UNDERGOING ONE OR MORE ARBITRARY AGING CONDITIONS - A method, system, and computer-readable medium are described for characterizing performance loss of an object undergoing an arbitrary aging condition. The method comprises collecting baseline aging data from the object for at least one known baseline aging condition over time, determining baseline multiple sigmoid model parameters from the baseline data, and determining performance loss data of the object over time through multiple sigmoid model parameters associated with the object undergoing the arbitrary aging condition using a differential deviation-from-baseline approach from the baseline multiple sigmoid model parameters. The system comprises an object, monitoring hardware configured to sample performance characteristics of the object, and a processor coupled to the monitoring hardware. The processor is configured to determine performance loss data for the arbitrary aging condition from a comparison of the performance characteristics of the object deviating from baseline performance characteristics associated with a baseline aging condition. | 04-11-2013 |

20130090899 | METHOD OF MODELING THERMAL PROBLEMS USING A NON-DIMENSIONAL FINITE ELEMENT METHOD - The method of modeling thermal problems using a non-dimensional finite element method is a computerized method for modeling thermal systems that relies on the variational principle. The variational principle specifies the total potential of the system, given by a scalar quantity Π, which is defined by an integral form for a continuum problem. The solution of the continuum problem is a function that makes Π stationary with respect to the state variables. The governing equation of the problem is used to calculate the potential Π. The non-dimensional form of the potential is obtained by insertion of the defined non-dimensionless parameters. The element non-dimensional stiffness matrix and the non-dimensional load vectors are then obtained by invoking the stationarity of the non-dimensional potential | 04-11-2013 |

20090254317 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT BIT ERROR RATE MODELING IN QUASI-LINEAR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - The present invention provides systems and methods for highly efficient bit error rate (BER) modeling in quasi-linear communication networks. In the present invention, nonlinear noise is treated within a linearization approach along with the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise, and the nonlinear noise is considered as another source of noise in addition to the ASE noise. This enables a quasi-analytical approach to the BER calculation. First, a covariance matrix is analytically computed. An equation is derived for a noise component of a signal and an implicit analytical solution is found depending on the signal and system parameters. Second, probability distribution functions (pdfs) are computed for the signal. An analytical calculation is performed of the characteristic function for the noise statistics. Next, a numerical computation of the Fourier transform of the characteristic function is performed to yield the pdf, and numerical integration is performed on the pdfs to yield the BER. | 10-08-2009 |

20150094999 | INTERFACE POINT METHOD MODELING OF THE STEAM-ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE PRODUCTION OF OIL - A computer system and method of simulating the behavior of an oil and gas reservoir including movement of the steam-bitumen interface during oil production using the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technique. A system of equations including state equations involving momentum and heat transport for each phase, mass conservation equations, and heat balance equations, in combination with a continuity constraint, is defined and discretized for the modeled volume. A material point model technique for numerically solving the system of discretized equations is applied, where interface marker particles that move through the Eulerian grid represent the location of points along the steam-bitumen interface. | 04-02-2015 |

20090248376 | Complex Network Mapping - Techniques, system designs, computer program products for analyzing activities of networked systems and providing a functional mapping of a complex network. | 10-01-2009 |

20090248370 | Method and Apparatus for Applying "Quasi-Monte Carlo" Methods to Complex Electronic Devices Circuits and Systems - The invention discloses a “Quasi-Monte Carlo” method originally intended for computational finance applications and applies said method to statistical circuit analysis. In doing so, it provides a means to efficiently and effectively detect and/or predict relatively rare failures or events to a wide range of industrial circuits and systems. The approach to the invention involves the representation of circuit metrics as a large multi-dimensional integral. This invention estimates such statistical circuit metric integrals by sampling the statistical variable space using a so-called “low-discrepancy sequence.” This is similar to the Monte Carlo method, the main difference being the method of sampling the variable space. Compared with standard Monte Carlo simulation, this technique, “Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods,” gives similarly reliable estimates of the result, but requiring many fewer samples of the circuit or system being evaluated. In practice, speedups of 2× to 50× across a range of practical examples are observed. | 10-01-2009 |

20100138199 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DECISION SUPPORT - A method for providing decision support includes using a programmed computer to input a regression model specification, and to repeat the input a plurality of times to obtain and store a plurality of regression model specifications. The method further includes using the programmed computer to analyze selected regression model specifications to determine at least one of common variables and functions of common variables, to thereby determine a reduced-redundancy request for input of variables, when a plurality of the stored regression model specifications are selected for use. | 06-03-2010 |

20100138197 | Device for Predicting and Managing Blood Glucose by Analyzing the Effect of, and Controlling, Pharmacodynamic Insulin Equivalents - Embodiments of the invention are devices for assisting users in the management of blood glucose concentration levels in patients. Devices of the invention provide users with detailed information related to the pharmacodynamic behavior of insulin in a patient. By displaying and accepting information concerning time-dependent rates and amounts of pharmacodynamic insulin unit equivalents, the devices of the invention empower the user to make effective decisions regarding insulin dosing. | 06-03-2010 |

20130226543 | Systems, Methods, and Computer Program Products for Estimating Crowd Sizes Using Information Collected From Mobile Devices in a Wireless Communications Network - Systems, methods, and computer program products are for estimating crowd size at a location. An exemplary method includes determining, at a crowd size analyzer, a number of wireless service users at the location, and estimating, at the crowd size analyzer, a total number of people at the location based upon the number of wireless service users determined to be at the location. | 08-29-2013 |

20100088078 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DRILLING A PROBABILISTIC APPROACH - Methods and software tools for determining wellbore-strengthening information for a drilling operation, the method including inputting wellbore parameters into a wellbore simulator, importing wellbore-strengthening options into the wellbore simulator, and performing a plurality of wellbore simulations to obtain fracture information, wherein the performing the plurality of wellbore simulations includes selecting at least one of the wellbore parameters and determining the affect of the selected wellbore parameter on the wellbore. The method further includes selecting a wellbore-strengthening option based on the fracture information and outputting the selected wellbore-strengthening option. | 04-08-2010 |

20100088077 | ACCURATE METHODS FOR MODELING THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION FOR IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FOR LAND SCAPES - Accurate methods to model the precipitation rate, water delivery spatial distribution, and distribution uniformity for irrigation systems for landscapes are described. A relatively small set of test data is fitted to empirical and physics-based formulas. This permits the extrapolation of test data for an irrigation system with sprinklers being used with any arbitrary specification of operational and environmental variables. The environmental variables are the pressure at the sprinkler head, sprinkler model and nozzle choice, range of arc operation, throw adjustment, head tilt, run time, and spatial position. The environmental variables are the wind profile and three-dimensional terrain topology. The; invention predicts the surface distributions and the three dimension spatial distributions. Projected onto a landscape surface, this predicts the surface distributions for any arbitrary landscape topology, and includes the effect of wind upon the distribution, and thus provides a very general and realistic irrigation design to |