# MODELING BY MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION

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

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20080201116 | SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND METHODS - A surveillance system generally includes a data capture module that collects sensor data. A scoring engine module receives the sensor data and computes at least one of an abnormality score and a normalcy score based on the sensor data, at least one dynamically loaded learned data model, and a learned scoring method. A decision making module receives the at least one of the abnormality score and the normalcy score and generates an alert message based on the at least one of the abnormality score and the normalcy score and a learned decision making method to produce progressive behavior and threat detection. | 08-21-2008 |

20080201117 | DYNAMIC SAMPLING WITH EFFICIENT MODEL FOR OVERLAY - The present invention describes a method including: determining field-clustering scheme; selecting initial sample plan; establishing initial model of overlay, the initial model of overlay comprising components; and establishing efficient model of overlay from the initial model of overlay including: constructing matrices; identifying redundant components and eliminating the redundant components; and identifying highly-correlated components and determining whether to eliminate the highly-correlated components. | 08-21-2008 |

20080201118 | Modeling a web page on top of HTML elements level by encapsulating the details of HTML elements in a component, building a web page, a website and website syndication on browser-based user interface - A component model is invented for modeling a web page. A web page and website are constructed through component assembling. Components encapsulate the details of HTML elements from a user in the construction process. By exposing component as a service, a component can be reused in other websites and enable the syndication of websites. An abstract page represents a web page; an abstract mosaic represents a component or part of a web page. A mosaic may be bound to any meaningful information locally or remotely. Mosaics are hanged on a page at different row and column positions to make up a pattern for presenting a web page. A mosaic can be hanged on by other mosaics the same way as mosaics hanged on a page, the nested level can be up to any. | 08-21-2008 |

20080201119 | Method for Forecasting Earthquakes: Based on P-Ring Junctions from Seed Earthquakes with Tectonic Plate Edges and Major Fault Lines - A hereditary model illustrates a method devised to extrapolate a series of locations of probable progeny earthquake events based on previous “seed” earthquakes. Shadow Zone border P-rings are claimed as precursors to possible future earthquake event locations. The intersection of these P-rings with tectonic plate edges or major fault lines indicates future seismic event targets. The earth physics that underlie the behavior of this forecast method involves the interaction of the refracted P-waves with internal earth processes. | 08-21-2008 |

20080201120 | ANALYSIS SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING ANALYSIS SUPPORT PROGRAM, AND ANALYSIS SUPPORT APPARATUS - An analysis support system has an analysis purpose input section being able to input an analysis purpose, an analysis level designator designating an analysis level representing a range for analysis according to the inputted analysis purpose, a configuration information record section recording configuration information about other component to be combined with each component, in association with the analysis level, a purpose-specific component group generator generating a purpose-specific component group representing an analytic component that is to configure the purpose-specific analytic model on the basis of the analysis level and the configuration information, and an analytic model generator generating the purpose-specific analytic model on the basis of a basic analytic model having the analytic component corresponding to the analysis object and the purpose-specific component group. An analytic model according to an analysis purpose can be readily generated, which improves the serviceability. | 08-21-2008 |

20080201121 | APPARATUS FOR COMPUTING A MANY-BODY PROBLEM - A many-body problem computing apparatus includes a coordinate storage unit for storing coordinates of the centers of gravity of residues which particles belong to, a gravity center distance computing unit for computing a distance between the coordinates of the center of gravity of a residue which a specific particle belongs to and the coordinates of the center of gravity of a residue which the other particles belong to, and a distance comparison unit for comparing the distance computed by the distance computing unit with a cut-off distance and giving instructions to compute a force or potential if the distance is less than the cut-off distance. | 08-21-2008 |

20080208544 | System for Design and Use of Decision Models - The invention relates to a system for the design and use of decision models. More specifically, the invention relates to an automatic method for decision making by a virtual or physical agent on the basis of external variables derived from an environment described by a digital model or physical sensors and variables internal to the agent described by digital parameters, and to decision-making means which control the actions of the agent. The invention is characterised in that the decision-making means determines the parameters of at least one action of the agent on the basis of at least one part of the internal or external variables. According to the invention, the operation consisting in determining the parameters of an action is performed by several decision sub-processes which are each a function of at least part of the external and internal variables. Moreover, said operation processes a limited part of the general decision problematic, the parameters determined by each of the aforementioned sub-processes being processed in order to construct the set of action parameters which control the agent. | 08-28-2008 |

20080208545 | NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHOD FOR INVERSE-CALCULATING FIBER PROBE APERTURE SIZE AND PREDICTION METHOD OF FABRICATION PROFILE OF NEAR FIELD PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY - A non-destructive method to inverse-calculate a fiber probe aperture size, and a prediction method of the simulation and fabrication profile of near field photolithography are provided. The error between an experimental result of the photolithography and a simulation result of the theoretical model of near field photolithography is set as an objective function to inverse-calculate a fiber probe aperture size that can match with the photolithography experiment and the theoretical model of near field photolithography. Finally, by comparing the fabrication profile of the photolithography experiment and that of the simulation result of the inverse-calculated fiber probe aperture size, it is verified that the inverse-calculated fiber probe aperture size is reasonable and acceptable. By combining with other parameter control of near field photolithography, the present invention also proposes a prediction method of the fabrication profile of near field photolithography by means of inversely calculating the fiber probe aperture size. | 08-28-2008 |

20080208546 | Method and Device for Analyzing Substances - The invention relates to a method for analyzing substances during which a substance is subjected to an excitation and a corresponding response is observed. The evaluation ensues in such a manner that a parametric model for the correlation between the excitation and the response is predetermined. The model parameters are determined from values of the excitation and from observed values of the response in the time domain. The transfer function is calculated therefrom in the frequency range, and characteristic quantities of the substance are directly calculated from the transfer function. | 08-28-2008 |

20080208547 | Method, medium, and system implementing 3D model generation based on 2D photographic images - A modeling method, medium, and system. The modeling method identifies a object within an image by detecting edges within the image, determines a complexity of the identified object based upon detected surface orientations of the identified object relative to a defined surface of the image, selectively, based upon the determined complexity, generates one or more surfaces for a 3D model by identifying one or more vanishing points for one or more corresponding surfaces, respectively, of the identified object and respectively analyzing the identified one or more vanishing points relative to respective determined points of the one or more corresponding surfaces of the image, and generates the 3D model by combining the one or more surfaces in a 3D space. | 08-28-2008 |

20080215299 | Asynchronous Hidden Markov Model Method and System - A system, method and program storage device implementing a method for modeling a data generating process, wherein the modeling comprises observing a data sequence comprising irregularly sampled data, obtaining an observation sequence based on the observed data sequence, assigning a time index sequence to the data sequence, obtaining a hidden state sequence of the data sequence, and decoding the data sequence based on a combination of the time index sequence and the hidden state sequence to model the data sequence. The method further comprises assigning a probability distribution over time stamp values of the observation sequence, wherein the decoding comprises using a Hidden Markov Model. The method further comprises using an expectation maximization methodology to learn the Hidden Markov Model. | 09-04-2008 |

20080221844 | NUMERICAL TOOLBOX FOR DESIGN OF FLUIDIC COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS - A described exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a computational “toolbox” for the a priori design of optimized fluidic components. These components consist of a channel under low-Reynolds number, pressure-driven flow, with an arrangement of grooves cut into the top and/or bottom to generate a tailored cross-channel flow. An advection map for each feature (i.e., groove of a particular shape and orientation) predicts the lateral transport of fluid within the channel due to that feature. We show that applying these maps in sequence generates an excellent representation of the outflow distribution for complex designs that combine these basic features. The effect of the complex three-dimensional flow field can therefore be predicted without solving the governing flow equations through the composite geometry, and the resulting distribution of fluids in the channel is used to evaluate how well a component performs a specified task. The generation and use of advection maps is described, and the toolbox is applied to determine optimal combinations of features for specified mixer sizes and mixing metrics. | 09-11-2008 |

20080221845 | APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING PROCESS SIMULATION USING A HYBRID MODEL - The invention provides an apparatus and methods for performing process simulation and structural analysis using a hybrid model. For example, a method of the invention automatically defines a hybrid solution domain by dividing a representation of a plastic component or mold cavity into two portions—a portion in which a simplified analysis may be conducted, and a portion in which a more complex analysis is required. The method may use as input any form of CAD data that describes the surface of a component or mold. Furthermore, the invention provides methods for simulating fluid flow within a mold cavity by automatically creating a hybrid solution domain, automatically discretizing the domain, and solving for the distribution of process variables within the solution domain. | 09-11-2008 |

20080221846 | Context-Aware, Adaptive Approach to Information Selection for Interactive Information Analysis - Improved information analysis techniques are disclosed. For example, a computer-implemented method of automatically assisting an analyst in a current information analysis task includes the following steps. An analytic context is modeled in a user-system cooperative manner, wherein the analytic context is a structure representative of user analytic actions and relationships associated therewith. At least a portion of the user-system cooperatively-modeled analytic context structure is utilized to adaptively gather information relevant to a current information analysis task. | 09-11-2008 |

20080228450 | Automatic generation of building instructions for building element models - A computer-implemented method of generating building instructions for a building element model, the model including a plurality of building elements, the building instructions being indicative of a sequential order of construction steps for constructing the building element model, each construction step including adding at least one building element to the building element model. The method comprises determining, from a digital representation of the building element model, a sequential order of deconstruction steps for deconstructing the building element model into building elements, each deconstruction step including removing at least one building element from the building element model; and inverting the determined sequential order of deconstruction steps to obtain the sequential order of construction steps. | 09-18-2008 |

20080228451 | Predisposition Prediction Using Co-associating Bioattributes - A bioinformatics method, software, database and system are presented in which statistical predictions are generated to indicate an individual's predisposition toward each of a plurality of query attributes (i.e., attributes of interest). The predictions are generated based on the identification of predisposing attribute combinations within the attribute profile of the individual and corresponding statistical results which indicate the strength of association of those predisposing attribute combinations with the query attributes. | 09-18-2008 |

20080228452 | Hybrid Finite Element Method for Simulating Temperature Effects 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 thickness of the substrate into consideration. The method for simulating a SAW or an LSAW device is a hybrid FE (HFE) method. The HFE simulation method uses the FE method in a region of the electrodes including a portion of the substrate and an analytic method for the remaining region of the SAW devices substrate. The surface acoustic wave is simulated by analyzing an upper portion of the waveguide including a periodic array of electrodes using a periodic finite element method by solving governing equations that take temperature effects into consideration. The simulation further involves analyzing a lower portion of the waveguide including a bottom of the waveguide with an analytic method by solving the governing equations that take temperature effects into consideration. For SAW and LSAW devices that have high operating frequencies, using the hybrid finite element method that takes temperature effects into consideration results in more accurate answers. In addition, the hybrid finite element also allows simulation of temperature effects on frequencies of SAW and LSAW devices. | 09-18-2008 |

20080234992 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATTERN RECOGNITION IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT - A diabetes management system or process is provided herein that may be used to analyze and recognize patterns for a large number of blood glucose concentration measurements and other physiological parameters related to the glycemia of a patient. In particular, a method of monitoring glycemia in a patient may include storing a patient's data on a suitable device, such as, for example, a blood glucose meter. The patient's data may include blood glucose concentration measurements. The diabetes management system or process may be installed on, but is not limited to, a personal computer, an insulin pen, an insulin pump, or a glucose meter. The diabetes management system or process may identify a plurality of pattern types from the data including a testing/dosing pattern, a hypoglycemic pattern, a hyperglycemic pattern, a blood glucose variability pattern, and a comparative pattern. After identifying a particular pattern with the data management system or process, a warning message may be displayed on a screen of a personal computer or a glucose meter. Other messages can also be provided to ensure compliance of any prescribed diabetes regiments or to guide the patient in managing the patient's diabetes. | 09-25-2008 |

20080243449 | METHOD FOR DECLARATIVE SEMANTIC EXPRESSION OF USER INTENT TO ENABLE GOAL-DRIVEN INFORMATION PROCESSING - A method for constructing a processing request so that an information processing application satisfying the processing request can be assembled, includes: inputting a processing request, wherein the processing request includes a goal that is represented by a graph pattern that semantically describes a desired processing outcome; and assembling a processing graph that includes at least one component that satisfies the desired processing outcome, wherein the processing graph is assembled by associating the graph pattern that semantically describes the desired processing outcome with a graph pattern that semantically describes an applicability condition of the at least one component or a graph pattern that semantically describes an inclusion effect of the at least one component. | 10-02-2008 |

20080243450 | METHOD FOR MODELING COMPONENTS OF AN INFORMATION PROCESSING APPLICATION USING SEMANTIC GRAPH TRANSFORMATIONS - A method for modeling a component of an information processing application, includes: defining an applicability condition of a component, wherein the applicability conditions includes variables representing objects that must be included in a pre-inclusion state and a graph pattern that semantically describes the objects that must be included in the pre-inclusion state, wherein the pre-inclusion state is a state against which the applicability of the component for inclusion in a processing graph is evaluated; and defining an inclusion effect of the component, wherein the inclusion effect includes variables representing objects that must be included in a post-inclusion state and a graph pattern that semantically describes the objects that must be in the post-inclusion state, wherein the post-inclusion state is a state resulting from inclusion of the component in the processing graph. | 10-02-2008 |

20080243451 | METHOD FOR SEMANTIC MODELING OF STREAM PROCESSING COMPONENTS TO ENABLE AUTOMATIC APPLICATION COMPOSITION - A method for modeling components of a stream processing application, includes: defining an input message pattern of a processing element, wherein the input message pattern includes variables representing data objects that must be included in a message input to the processing element, and a graph pattern that semantically describes the data objects that must be included in the message input to the processing element; and defining an output message pattern of the processing element, wherein the output message pattern includes variables and new data objects, the variables and new data objects representing data objects that must be included in a message output from the processing element, and a graph pattern that semantically describes the data objects in the message output from the processing element. | 10-02-2008 |

20080243452 | Approaches and architectures for computation of particle interactions - A generalized approach to particle interaction can confer advantages over previously described method in terms of one or more of communications bandwidth and latency and memory access characteristics. These generalizations can involve one or more of at least spatial decomposition, import region rounding, and multiple zone communication scheduling. An architecture for computation of particle interactions makes use various forms of parallelism. In one implementation, the parallelism involves using multiple computation nodes arranged according to a geometric partitioning of a simulation volume. | 10-02-2008 |

20080249750 | Acoustic structure of porous material - Empirical equations for porous material to describe the frequency property of the microstructure and predict their sound absorption performance. These empirical equations systematically establish a solid system that relates the porosity, the flow resistance and the air mass to their frequency property and describe how to predict sound absorption coefficient in different thickness. These empirical equations reveal that the microstructure are not uniform across the thickness when the materials are exposed to the sound field. The flow resistance is one of the microstructure and is found to be a step function of the frequency. An interchangeability between the thickness and the frequency was established to predict sound absorption coefficient. | 10-09-2008 |

20080249751 | Method and Apparatus for Modeling Atherosclerosis - The invention encompasses novel computer models of atherosclerosis and systems for predicting development and progression of atherosclerosis as well as associated cardiovascular risk. In particular, the computer model of atherosclerosis comprises a) a cholesterol metabolism module; b) an atherogenesis module; and c) a plaque stability module. The computer model optionally further comprises a cardiovascular risk module. | 10-09-2008 |

20080249752 | PREDICTION OF TRENDS BASED ON HISTORY VALUES OF AN OBSERVABLE - The proposed prediction of trends is based on history values of an observable. In more detail, a mathematical model is fitted on history values of an observable, said mathematical model having a ratio factor defined as a ratio between a number of history values used for calculation of a given observable value and a number of observable values modelled simultaneously. Information defining a minimum forecast horizon and a maximum forecast horizon together with respective ratio factor values is received, together with information defining a desired forecast horizon. A desired ratio factor value corresponding to the desired forecast horizon is determined based at least on said desired forecast horizon and said minimum and maximum forecast horizons together with said respective ratio factor values. The desired ratio factor value is used in fitting said mathematical model on said history values of said observable. | 10-09-2008 |

20080255812 | Texturing a Translucent Surface - A computer-implemented method for texturing a modeled surface includes receiving an albedo map corresponding to light scattering under uniform incident diffuse light. The method includes determining, using the albedo map, a local scattering parameter for a multipole bidirectional scattering surface reflectance distribution function (BSSRDF). The method includes texturing a modeled surface using the BSSRDF and the local scattering parameter. | 10-16-2008 |

20080255813 | Probabilistic regression suites for functional verification - Methods, apparatus and systems are provided that enable the generation of random regression suites for verification of a hardware or software design to be formulated as optimization problems. Solution of the optimization problems using probabilistic methods provides information on which set of test specifications should be used, and how many tests should be generated from each specification. In one mode of operation regression suites are constructed that use the minimal number of tests required to achieve a specific coverage goal. In another mode of operation regression suites are constructed so as to maximize task coverage when a fixed number of tests are run or within a fixed cost. | 10-16-2008 |

20080262803 | Method and Apparatus for Modeling Systems - A method and apparatus is disclosed for processing a Potts model which uses random walk (RW) algorithms to improve the efficiency of the processing of the simulation data. | 10-23-2008 |

20080262804 | System and Method for Automated Population Splitting to Assist Task Management Through Analytics - Task management supported by analytics has enhanced effectiveness through automated population splitting for generating models that predict task associated outcomes. Subpopulations are automatically analyzed for adequate sample size and selectively recombined based on characteristics of the subpopulations, such as to combine homogeneous subpopulations or to optimize a subpopulation characteristic. As an example, outbound calling campaign models are generated for time periods by splitting a sample population into time period subpopulations and combining subpopulation time periods having inadequate sample size so that combined subpopulations have a minimized total time period or greater similarity relative to other subpopulations. | 10-23-2008 |

20080262805 | Method for online modeling illumination design - A method for online modeling illumination design is applied to communicate an illumination modeling system with a user end via an Internet so as to provide for a user to execute an online operation of the modeling illumination design. The method comprises the steps of: pre-writing an illumination modeling program; pre-storing at least one illumination device with at least one device parameter thereof; inputting at least one environment parameter to establish a modeling space; selecting and inputting at least one illumination device from the pre-stored illumination device; inputting an installation position for installing the illumination device; inputting an illumination position; and using the illumination modeling program, according to the environment parameter and the device parameter, to calculate a modeling illumination value of that the illumination device provides to the illumination position when the illumination device is installed to the installation position. | 10-23-2008 |

20080262806 | FREQUENCY RESPONSE OPTIMISATION OF A MOVEMENT SIMULATOR BY ADAPTIVE SINUSOIDAL REFERENCE TRACKING - The control device of a movement simulator, between its input formed of a control signal and its output formed of a measured magnitude among its speed, its position and its acceleration, by a transfer function B(z | 10-23-2008 |

20080262807 | Cmos Model Generating Apparatus and Method, Program of the Method and Recording Medium - A CMOS model generating apparatus | 10-23-2008 |

20080262808 | METHOD FOR DIMENSIONING INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS WHERE A TWO-PHASE GAS-LIQUID MIXTURE FLOWS IN AN INTERMITTENT REGIME - Method for dimensioning industrial installations where a two-phase gas-liquid mixture flows in an intermittent regime. | 10-23-2008 |

20080270087 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADDRESSING NON-FUNCTIONAL CONCERNS - Non-functional concerns are addressed within an abstract model corresponding to a real-world system. One or more annotations profiles are constructed. Each annotations profile describes one or more annotations, where each annotation corresponds to and represents one of the non-functional concerns. Each of a number of modeling elements of the abstract model is associated with an annotation corresponding to a non-functional concern pertaining to the modeling element. One or more transformation templates are constructed. Each transformation template transforms the abstract model to a specific implementation platform to which the transformation template corresponds. For each transformation template, the abstract model as has been transformed to the specification implementation platform to which the transformation template corresponds is executed. Such execution results in consumption of the non-functional concerns represented by the annotations associated with the modeling elements. | 10-30-2008 |

20080270088 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CAUSAL MODELING AND OUTLIER DETECTION - A method (and system) for causal modeling includes modeling a data set using a reverse Bayesian forest. | 10-30-2008 |

20080270089 | Through-current power table, method of generating thereof and method of calculating power consumption - A through-current power table indicates through-current power of a standard cell with respect to each combination of plural kinds of waveform distortion of an input signal input to the standard cell and plural kinds of power supply voltage supplied to the standard cell. A method of calculating power consumption of a circuit comprises: performing a computer simulation of the circuit to calculate waveform distortion of an input signal with respect to each standard cell; calculating through-current power corresponding to the calculated waveform distortion and a specified power supply voltage by reference to the through-current power table; calculating charge-discharge power of the circuit by using load capacitance information of the circuit and the specified power supply voltage; and calculating power consumption of the circuit based on the calculated through-current power and the calculated charge-discharge power. | 10-30-2008 |

20080275675 | IC CHIP PARAMETER MODELING - A method and system are disclosed for preserving measured temperature and geometric behavior of a hardware model while adjusting the model to match specified target values. In one embodiment, the method includes measuring a characteristic of an integrated circuit (IC) chip at a plurality of temperatures; modeling to form a hardware model for the characteristic versus temperature based on the measuring; obtaining a known first target value of the characteristic for at least one temperature in the hardware model; determining a plurality of second target values for the characteristic for a corresponding plurality of temperatures in the hardware model; and modeling to form a target model for the characteristic based on the first known target value and the plurality of second target values. | 11-06-2008 |

20080275676 | METHODOLOGY TO ENABLE WAFER RESULT PREDICTION OF BATCH TOOLS - A method to enable wafer result prediction from a batch processing tool, includes collecting manufacturing data from a batch of wafers processed in batch in the batch processing tool, to form a batch processing result; defining a degree of freedom of the batch processing result based on the manufacturing data; and performing an optimal curve fitting by trial and error for an optimal function model of the batch processing result based on the batch processing result. | 11-06-2008 |

20080275677 | SYSTEM, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA, FOR PRODUCT DESIGN USING COUPLED COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING MODELS - Methods, systems, and computer readable media are used for analyzing a design. A finite element analysis (FEA) model and a correlated computational flow dynamics (CFD) model are defined. A parametric volume is defined with control points forming a mesh bounding a common design object of the models. Control points on the parametric volume are adjusted to develop a design deformation of the FEA model and the CFD model. An analysis loop is performed until a convergence is achieved. The analysis loop includes simulating the CFD model to develop resultant forces and simulating the FEA model with the resultant forces applied to develop resultant displacements. The analysis loop also includes deforming the CFD model and the FEA model to match the resultant displacements by adjusting control points on the parametric volume to generate a corresponding analysis deformation of the FEA model and the CFD model. | 11-06-2008 |

20080275678 | Stabilizing solutions to output feedback pole placement problem with parameter drift and automated alerting of system parameter changes - Output feedback pole placement problems with parameter drift are solved with stabilizing solutions. Changes in system parameters trigger alerts in an automated manner. A representative method includes determining a set of solutions for an output feed pole placement problem, based on parameters of a physical system. The solutions are stable and well-conditioned for monitoring changes to the parameters of the physical system. The physical system is adjusted, or controlled, based on the solutions determined. Updated parameters of the physical system are acquired. A set of updated solutions for the output feedback pole placement problem are determined based on the updated parameters. The physical system is then adjusted, or controlled, based on the updated solutions determined. A system manager may also be notified of the updated parameters and/or the updated solutions. Furthermore, changes within the system may be monitored, and/or potentially critical changes within the system may be detected. | 11-06-2008 |

20080281563 | MODELING AND VERIFICATION OF CONCURRENT SYSTEMS USING SMT-BASED BMC - A computer implemented method for modeling and verifying concurrent systems which uses Satisfiability-Modulo Theory (SMT)-based Bounded Model Checking (BMC) to detect violations of safety properties such as data races. A particularly distinguishing aspect of our inventive method is that we do not introduce wait-cycles in our symbolic models for the individual threads, which are typically required for considering an interleaved execution of the threads. These wait-cycles are detrimental to the performance of BMC. Instead, we first create independent models for the different threads, and add inter-model constraints lazily, incrementally, and on-the-fly during BMC unrolling to capture the sequential consistency and synchronization semantics. We show that our constraints provide a sound and complete modeling with respect to the considered semantics. One benefit of our lazy modeling method is the reduction in the size of the BMC problem instances, thereby, improving the verification performance in both runtime and memory. | 11-13-2008 |

20080281564 | SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR FORECASTING THE DEMAND ON COMPUTER RESOURCES - An automated system and method for predicting a future resource utilization tendency by analyzing a change in resource usage on the basis of a real operation condition in a computer system. A CPU utilization estimating unit acquires a resource log and a transaction log, and estimates utilization for each transaction, and information on the number of executions for each transaction, a processing amount predicting unit performs a statistical time-series analysis on the basis of time-series data of the number of executions for each transaction included in the transaction log and predicts an amount of processing for each type of a transaction, and a resource utilization predicting unit predicts the computer resource utilization or demand on from the estimated resource utilization for each transaction and the future predicted amount of processing for each transaction. | 11-13-2008 |

20080281565 | Stabilizing solutions to output feedback pole placement problem with parameter drift and automated alerting of system parameter changes - Output feedback pole placement problems with parameter drift are solved with stabilizing solutions. Changes in system parameters trigger alerts in an automated manner. A representative method includes determining a set of solutions for an output feed pole placement problem, based on parameters of a physical system. The solutions are stable and well-conditioned for monitoring changes to the parameters of the physical system. The physical system is adjusted, or controlled, based on the solutions determined. Updated parameters of the physical system are acquired. A set of updated solutions for the output feedback pole placement problem are determined based on the updated parameters. The physical system is then adjusted, or controlled, based on the updated solutions determined. A system manager may also be notified of the updated parameters and/or the updated solutions. Furthermore, changes within the system may be monitored, and/or potentially critical changes within the system may be detected. | 11-13-2008 |

20080288222 | STORING OR TRANSMITTING DATA REPRESENTING A 3D OBJECT - A surface patch of a 3D object is represented by storing a plurality of control curves P | 11-20-2008 |

20080288223 | Segmentation And Interpolation Of Current Waveforms - A method for generating a linear piecewise representation of a driver output current signal includes segmenting the driver output current signal such that an integral of each segment matches an actual voltage change in corresponding portion of an associated output voltage signal (within a desired tolerance). The beginning and ending current/time values for each segment can then be compiled into the piecewise linear representation of the driver output current signal. A method for generating a model driver output current signal includes conformally mapping first and second sets of precharacterization output current data based on a weighted average of the indexing parameter (e.g., input slew or output capacitance) values for the model driver output signal and the first and second sets of precharacterization data. | 11-20-2008 |

20080288224 | System and method for assessing mold risk propensity and dampness index in structure - A method and system for assessing a structure's propensity to dampness and to contain mold or cultivate mold growth. The method includes providing an inspection form having a plurality of structure characteristics to be evaluated. Receiving and utilizing the completed inspection form to calculate a mold risk score. | 11-20-2008 |

20080294394 | System and Method for Detecting Generalized Space-Time Clusters - A system for detecting clusters in space and time using input data on occurrences of a phenomenon and characteristics at a plurality of locations and times comprises an expectation generation module determining expected occurrences of a phenomena, and an occurrence modeling module determining actual occurrences of the phenomena. The system further comprises a search module searching the expected occurrences and the actual occurrences for a plurality of candidate solutions, wherein each solution is represented as a set of points in the three-dimensional space, and wherein each point corresponds to a location at a time. The system comprises a convex container module determining at least one solution corresponding to a selected convex container shape from the plurality of candidate solutions, and a solution evaluation module determining a strength metric for each solution determined by the convex container module, the search module selecting a dominant cluster in the input data. | 11-27-2008 |

20080294395 | Asynchronous Stochastic Learning Curve Effects in a Large Scale Production System - Systems and methods for arithmetic modeling of large scale engineer-to-order production systems using asynchronous stochastic learning curve are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for simulating a production system configured to produce a product includes, for a plurality of components, assigning learning curve parameters for an asynchronous stochastic learning curve associated with each component. Master schedule data for manufacturing a plurality of the product are received, and production of the plurality of components a plurality of cycles corresponding to the plurality of the product is simulated. The results of the simulated productions are output for analysis. In a further aspect, the product is an aircraft, and the components are aircraft components. | 11-27-2008 |

20080294396 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VALIDATING DESIGN REQUIREMENTS - A system, method, and computer program for design validation, comprising defining a plurality of requirements; extracting said plurality of requirements; comparing a design against said plurality of requirements; and reporting a result of said comparison, and appropriate means and computer-readable instructions. | 11-27-2008 |

20080294397 | ANALYTICAL METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND ANALYZING APPARATUS - An element dividing portion divides a to-be-analyzed object composed of a plurality of members into a plurality of finite elements. An analytical condition setting portion generates an analytical model of to-be-analyzed object by relating a physical property value of each member separately to individual finite elements. A stress field computing portion performs a simulation of applying a physical action to the analytical model and analyzes a resultant effect exerted on each finite element. A safety factor calculating portion makes a comparison between the effect exerted on each finite element and a reference value predetermined for each member to calculate a safety factor for each finite element. A display control portion effects control of display portion such that finite element whose safety factor is higher than a threshold value is represented transparently and the safety factor for each finite element is indicated with the analytical model. | 11-27-2008 |

20080300833 | COMBINER TRAINING AND EVALUATION WITH RANDOM DATA PARTITION - Available training data is randomly data partitioned to generate a training data set for training base modules of a pattern recognition system and a distinct tune data set for training the combiner of the system. The process can be repeated with randomly generated data sets each time. After the combiner is trained, it can be evaluated employing another random partitioning of the training data to a training data set for training new set of base modules and a distinct test data set for evaluating the combiner providing reliable statistical evaluation of the combined system without the need of a standalone test set. | 12-04-2008 |

20080300834 | GRAPH-BASED MODELING APPARATUS AND TECHNIQUES - Graph-based modeling apparatus and techniques are disclosed. Based on a model including model nodes that represent components of a modeled system, operational dependencies between model nodes, and model edges that interconnect the nodes and represent relationships between the components in the modeled system, subset computations are performed to compute subsets of the model nodes that can impact operational dependencies between other model nodes. When the model changes, a determination is made as to whether an incremental subset computation should be performed for one or more particular operational dependencies between model nodes in the changed model, and if so, an incremental subset computation is performed. Otherwise, a full subset computation or no subset computation might be performed. In this manner, model changes are considered on a case-by-case basis to determine an extent, if any, to which subsets should be re-computed. | 12-04-2008 |

20080300835 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE EFFICIENT CALCULATION OF UNSTEADY PROCESSES ON ARBITRARY SPACE-TIME DOMAINS - The Space-Time Mapping Analysis (STMA) method and system provides an engineering method and/or system for modeling and/or analyzing and/or designing and/or building and/or operating complex physical processes, components, devices, and phenomena. STMA can be used in a way for modifying and/or improving the design of many different products, components, processes, and devices, for example. Any physical system, whether existing or proposed, which exhibits, for example, unsteady flow phenomena, might be modeled by the STMA. Thus, STMA can be implemented as a part of an engineering system for design improvements and/or modifications and/or evaluations. The STMA system and/or method uses a space-time mapping technique wherein the space and time directions are treated in an equivalent way, such that, rather than solving a three-dimensional unsteady problem by sweeping in the time direction from an initial point in time to a final point in time, the problem is solved as a four-dimensional problem in space-time. | 12-04-2008 |

20080306715 | Detecting Method Over Network Intrusion - A detecting method over network intrusion comprises: selecting a plurality of features contained within plural statistical data by a data-transforming module; normalizing a plurality of feature values of the selected features into the same scale to obtain a plurality of normalized feature data; creating at least one feature model by a data clustering technique incorporated with density-based and grid-based algorithms through a model-creating module; evaluating the at least one feature model through a model-identifying module to select a detecting model; and detecting whether a new packet datum belongs to an intrusion instance or not by a detecting module. | 12-11-2008 |

20080306716 | Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Providing Broadband Preconditioning Based on a Reduced Coupling for Numerical Solvers - This invention relates to computing numerical solutions of linear systems of equations, specifically to implementing preconditioning of the coefficient matrix of such a system. The preconditioning applies to any coefficient matrix, dense or sparse, based on the solutions of a physical problem of unknown functions, commonly referred to as basis or interpolation functions, where the basis function spans more then one mesh element. Examples of such linear systems can result from, as examples, an electromagnetic analysis of printed circuit boards or field scattering in radar applications, fluid mechanics and acoustics. A method and system to compute a preconditioner for a coefficient matrix A that is compatible with the linear system of equations that provides basis function support over at least two mesh elements. Coupling of the preconditioner between partitions of a portioned mesh representation is only through basis functions at the partition boundaries. | 12-11-2008 |

20080312883 | Method and Apparatus for Determining a Unique System Condition - A method and apparatus of determining a unique condition in a cyclic system. A set of system variables and a sample time are defined. The variables varying between a first and second state. The system is operated for more than one cycle, and a data array based on system variables and time is created. A processor analyzes the data array for changes in the variables, and generates arrays responsive to the changes in the variables. The arrays are analyzed to determine a unique set of variable conditions. | 12-18-2008 |

20080312884 | Process and System for Simulation or Digital Synthesis of Sonographic Images - The invention relates to a method for the simulation or digital synthesis of echographic images, characterised by the direct transformation in real time, or quasi real time, of the information contained in a 3D scanographic (or tomodensitometric) medical or veterinary image, without delimitation or segmentation of the bodies or structures contained in the volume of scanographic data, according to at least one two-dimensional observation window which can be modified in real time, or quasi real time, in terms of the dimension, position, directions and orientation thereof, the characteristics thereof depending on the type of virtual echographic probe determined, and reproducing all of the attenuation, reflection, refraction and dispersion effects, and the regulation effects of a real echographic image, each echographic image supplied cumulating the results of the simulations of the pre-cited effects. | 12-18-2008 |

20080312885 | Hybrid method for simulation optimization - A computer-implemented method of solving a system optimization problem having a plurality of parameters of unknown value is comprised of randomly generating sets of values for unknown parameters within an the optimization problem. A population of original candidate solutions is generated by applying an algorithm for deterministic optimization to each of the sets of values. The population of solutions is ranked. Additional candidate solutions are iteratively generated from at least certain of the solutions in the population. The validity of the additional candidate solutions is checked, and the valid additional candidate solutions are added to the population of solutions. The population of solutions is re-ranked and at least one solution from the population of solutions is output when a predetermined criterion is met whereby the values for the parameters in the output solution may be used for controlling a system. | 12-18-2008 |

20080312886 | System and Method for Estimating Substance Concentrations in Bodily Fluids - A first aspect of the invention relates to a method for estimating the optical response of a subject comprising blood, the method comprising forming a model whereby the spectral response of a subject to incident light can be estimated, the model including a plurality of parameters, each parameter corresponding to the influence on the spectral response of a respective biochemical substance, directing light of a known spectral content at the subject, detecting the spectral response of the subject to the light and repeatedly performing the steps of: i. modelling the spectral response of the subject to the light by means of the model; ii. comparing the modelled spectral response with the detected response; and iii. altering the model in dependence on that comparison by varying one or more of the said parameters. | 12-18-2008 |

20080312887 | Adaptive Refinement Tools for Tetrahedral Unstructured Grids - An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes software which is robust, efficient, and has a very fast run time for user directed grid enrichment and flow solution adaptive grid refinement. All user selectable options (e.g., the choice of functions, the choice of thresholds, etc.), other than a pre-marked cell list, can be entered on the command line. The ease of application is an asset for flow physics research and preliminary design CFD analysis where fast grid modification is often needed to deal with unanticipated development of flow details. | 12-18-2008 |

20080312888 | Method for determining cooling requirements of a computer system enclosure - A computer-implemented method is used for determining cooling requirements of a computer system enclosure, where the enclosure includes a number of installed modules, the modules including fan modules. The method includes the steps of determining an individual impedance curve of each installed module; determining fan curves for the installed fan modules; based on the individual impedance curves, determining an overall system impedance curve for the computer system; determining desired performance requirements for the computer system; based on the desired performance requirements, determining corresponding fan curves; and choosing a fan curve that intersects the system impedance curve. | 12-18-2008 |

20080319718 | Method and System for Identifying Proximity Areas Between Several Digitally Simulated Geometrical Objects - The system for identifying zones of proximity between a plurality of digitally simulated objects comprises: | 12-25-2008 |

20080319719 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING NETWORK INFORMATION - Methods and systems for displaying a network structure using force-directed layout are provided. The network includes a plurality of nodes, each node including an associated slack parameter having a value. The method including selecting a central time-directed axis, positioning each network node along the axis using the associated slack parameter value of the network node to determine a distance from the central time-directed axis, and applying force-directed computations to sets of concurrent nodes. | 12-25-2008 |

20080319720 | Connection fatigue index analysis for threaded connection - A method for characterizing a threaded coupling such as between two tubular members is disclosed. In one embodiment, a threaded connection between a first tubular and a second tubular is considered, where the first tubular has a internally-threaded box structure and the second tubular has outer threads defining a pin structure. A mathematical model of the connection between the two tubulars is generated, and the mathematical model is permuted to reflect application of at least one flexing force to the joint. From the permuted model, a stress/strain distribution of the box and pin structures is derived. A connection fatigue index value is calculated based on the stress/strain distribution. In one embodiment, connection fatigue indices are computed for a variety of connection combinations, such that a user can compare the relative suitability of multiple box/pin combinations to select one that is deemed desirable for a particular use. | 12-25-2008 |

20080319721 | Method for Building MOS Transistor Model and Method for Verifying MOS Transistor Model - The present invention discloses a method for building an MOS transistor model enclosing statistical variation of noise, including: measuring noise in MOS transistors from different dies; creating a noise distribution diagram in accordance with the obtained noise data of the MOS transistors; adding a variation of noise parameter in at least one noise model file into a library file of MOS transistor to simulate noise in MOS transistors; if a simulation result does not cover the noise data in the noise distribution diagram, changing the variation of the noise parameter until the simulation result covers the noise data in the noise distribution diagram; if the simulation result covers the noise data in the noise distribution diagram, adding corresponding variation of the noise parameter into the library file of MOS transistor as the MOS transistor model enclosing statistical variation of noise. The model obtained by the present invention is more precise. | 12-25-2008 |

20080319722 | Water Particle Manipulation - Realistic sprays for simulated fluids are created by adding a set of spray particles to a boundary region just below the fluid surface. The fluid surface is determined by solving a level set equation for a zero level corresponding to the fluid surface. Additionally, the boundary region is determined by solving the level set equation for a non-zero level corresponding to a surface at the specified depth from the fluid surface. The set of spray particles inherit an initial state, for example a velocity, from the fluid simulation. Subsequent motion of the spray particles is determined according to a ballistic simulation, rather than a fluid simulation, thereby substantially reducing the computational burden required to animate the fluid. Spray particles that sink below a specified depth from the fluid surface are removed. | 12-25-2008 |

20080319723 | EXEMPLAR/PDE-BASED TECHNIQUE TO FILL NULL REGIONS AND CORRESPONDING ACCURACY ASSESSMENT - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial data storage device, and a processor cooperating with the geospatial data storage device for selectively inpainting data into at least one void in geospatial model data using a partial differential equation (PDE) algorithm and an exemplar algorithm. | 12-25-2008 |

20080319724 | ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION INTERRUPTION RISK ASSESSMENT CALCULATOR - Based on common weather conditions, novel methods are disclosed for the prediction of electrical power distribution interruptions and for interruption risk assessment based on immediate weather conditions. Daily, hourly, and bi-hourly weather data are used to predict the number of interruptions and to normalize reliability indices for weather. | 12-25-2008 |

20090006044 | Real-Time Rendering of Light-Scattering Media - A real-time algorithm for rendering of an inhomogeneous scattering media such as smoke under dynamic low-frequency environment lighting is described. An input media animation is represented as a sequence of density fields, each of which is decompressed into a weighted sum of a set of radial basis functions (RBFs) and an optional residual field. Source radiances from single and optionally multiple scattering are directly computed at only the RBF centers and then approximated at other points in the volume using an RBF-based interpolation. Using the computed source radiances, a ray marching technique using slice-based integration of radiance along each viewing ray is performed to render the final image. During the ray marching process, the residual field may be compensated back into the radiance integral to generate images of higher detail. | 01-01-2009 |

20090006045 | FORECASTING TIME-DEPENDENT SEARCH QUERIES - Techniques for analyzing and modeling the frequency of queries are provided by a query analysis system. A query analysis system analyzes frequencies of a query over time to determine whether the query is time-dependent or time-independent. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-dependent queries based on their periodicities. The query analysis system forecasts the frequency of time-independent queries based on causal relationships with other queries. To forecast the frequency of time-independent queries, the query analysis system analyzes the frequency of a query over time to identify significant increases in the frequency, which are referred to as “query events” or “events.” The query analysis system forecasts frequencies of time-independent queries based on queries with events that tend to causally precede events of the query to be forecasted. | 01-01-2009 |

20090006046 | Real-Time Rendering of Light-Scattering Media - A real-time algorithm for rendering of an inhomogeneous scattering media such as smoke under dynamic low-frequency environment lighting is described. An input media animation is represented as a sequence of density fields, each of which is represented by an approximate model density field and a residual density field. The algorithm uses the approximate model density field to compute an approximate source radiance, and further computes an effective exitant radiance by compositing the approximate source radiance using a compositing methods such as ray marching. During the compositing process (e.g., ray marching), the residual field is compensated back into the radiance integral to generate images of higher detail. | 01-01-2009 |

20090006047 | Real-Time Rendering of Light-Scattering Media - A real-time algorithm for rendering of an inhomogeneous scattering media such as smoke under dynamic low-frequency environment lighting is described. An input media animation is represented as a sequence of density fields, each of which is decomposed into a weighted sum of a set of radial basis functions (RBFs) and an optional residual field. Source radiances from single and optionally multiple scattering are directly computed at only the RBF centers and then approximated at other points in the volume using an RBF-based interpolation. Unique approximation techniques are introduced in the computational algorithms to simplify and speed up the computation of source radiance contributed by single and multiple scattering. Using the computed source radiances, a ray marching technique using slice-based integration of radiance along each viewing ray may be performed to render the final image. | 01-01-2009 |

20090006048 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING THERMAL RESISTANCE VALUE OF THERMAL TEST DIE - A method for simulating a thermal resistance value of a thermal test die is provided to estimate a relationship between the thermal resistance value of a heating block and the thermal resistance value of the thermal test die, and to find out a size of the heating block that matches an actual thermal situation of the thermal test die. In addition, after being tested by the heating block, the reliability of the testing result may be improved by verifying whether the relationship of a transient response of thermal resistance of the heating block and a steady-state response of thermal resistance of the thermal test die is within a range of a setting variation. | 01-01-2009 |

20090006049 | SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CLUSTERING DATA CONFIGURATION - A storage requirements estimating system estimates the storage required for a proposed multidimensional clustering data by modeling wasted space. The amount of wasted space is modeled by calculating the cardinality of the unique value of the clustering key for the proposed configuration. Cardinality may be determined by estimation techniques. Specific values for wasted space and total space may be determined in response to the determined cardinality. Comparison of estimates for different proposed clustering configurations facilitate a selection among proposed multidimensional clustering data configurations. | 01-01-2009 |

20090012754 | Automated approach to resolving artificial algebraic loops - A method and apparatus for resolving artificial algebraic loops in model executions include providing a model of an executable process having a plurality of functions. An analysis step identifies whether the process includes at least one potential artificial algebraic loop. If at least one potential artificial algebraic loop exists in the process, an artificial algebraic loop solution manipulates the order or manner by which the functions are executed to eliminate or otherwise resolve the artificial algebraic loop. | 01-08-2009 |

20090012755 | Simulation Of Coupled Objects - A simulator for simulating a first object and a second object that is coupled to the first object is disclosed. The simulator models the first and second objects as a plurality of segments, with each segment having a plurality of nodes connected by one or more edges. The simulator then indexes each of the nodes and couples at least one node of the first object to a node of the second object. The indexing and coupling is based on the current simulated position of the first and second objects. The simulator then generates and solves a linear system of equations Ay=b from the indexing, and updates a position of each of the nodes. The simulator flow then dynamically re-indexes the nodes, and continues in a loop. | 01-08-2009 |

20090012756 | ANALYZING LINEARIZATION OF MODELS IN MODELING ENVIRONMENTS - A device provides an interface for permitting a user to define a block diagram model that represents a system, linearizing at least a portion of the block diagram model, analyzing a linearization result of at least one block of the block diagram model to determine contribution information of the at least one block toward a linearization result of the block diagram model, and outputting information concerning a result of analyzing the linearization result. | 01-08-2009 |

20090012757 | TOOLS FOR SYSTEM-LEVEL DESIGN ENVIRONMENTS - A remote auxiliary tool is created in a graphical model having at least one of a signal or a block. The remote auxiliary tool is non-intrusively attached to one of the signal or the block. The graphical model and the remote auxiliary tool are executed synchronously. At least one of an execution result or a remote auxiliary tool result is output to at least one of a display device, a storage device or a destination device. | 01-08-2009 |

20090012758 | DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM - A design support system includes an input means for receiving shape data indicative of mutually different first and second shapes, finite element model data indicative of a finite element model for each shape, and attribute data indicative of an attribute at each node of the finite element model, a shape display means for displaying the shapes on a screen, a superimposing means for superimposing the shapes displayed on the screen, on each other, based on a reference site, an attribute calculating means for calculating the attributes at attribute calculation points set at predetermined positions on the screen, based on the attributes of the nodes, with respect to each of the superimposed shapes, and an attribute difference calculating means for calculating differences in the attributes of the nodes and the attribute calculation points of the respective shapes. | 01-08-2009 |

20090012759 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATION 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. | 01-08-2009 |

20090018801 | LOSSLESS COMPRESSION ALGORITHM FOR HYPERSPECTRAL DATA - Lossless compression techniques provide efficient compression of hyperspectral satellite data. The present invention combines the advantages of a clustering with linear modeling. A number of visualizations are presented, which help clarify why the approach of the present invention is particularly effective on this dataset. At each stage, the algorithm achieves an efficient grouping of the data points around a relatively small number of lines in a very large dimensional data space. The parametrization of these lines is very efficient, which leads to efficient descriptions of data points. The method of the present invention yields compression ratios that compare favorably with what is currently achievable by other approaches. | 01-15-2009 |

20090018802 | MODELING WHEN CONNECTIONS ARE THE PROBLEM - A method an computer program product models connections for a system having a plurality of components, having component terminals, and connections. The connections are located to selectively connect the components of the system to each other. The method and computer product models signal levels for nodes of the system as a variable wherein the nodes of the system are representative of the connections. Each potential component terminal connection of the connections is modeled, which could potentially influence the signal level on each of the nodes as a qualitative variable is also modeled, wherein each node of the system is modeled with n+1 variables. | 01-15-2009 |

20090018803 | METHOD OF CLOTH SIMULATION USING LINEAR STRETCH/SHEAR MODEL - Deformations occurring in cloth can be decomposed into two components: the in-plane and the out-of-plane deformations. Stretch and shear are in-plane deformation, and bending is out-of-plane deformation. In the method, the numerical simulation can be done in real-time, and the models fix some flaws that existed in previous real-time models, leading to conspicuous reduction of artifacts. The (|x|−C) | 01-15-2009 |

20090018804 | Modelling a Phenomenon that has Spectral Data - A method is disclosed for modelling a physical phenomenon that has associated spectral data. The method includes the step of obtaining the spectral data ( | 01-15-2009 |

20090024365 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING AND EDITING A NUCLEAR REACTOR CORE LOADING TEMPLATE - The apparatus for creating and editing a nuclear reactor core template includes a graphical user interface and a processor controlling the graphical user interface to display a graphical representation of a nuclear reactor core. Via the graphical user interface, the processor provides a user with graphical tools for at least one of assigning fuel bundle categories to fuel bundle positions in the graphical representation and editing assigned fuel bundle categories to the fuel bundle positions in the graphical representation. | 01-22-2009 |

20090024366 | COMPUTERIZED PROGRESSIVE PARSING OF MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSIONS - Systems and methods for progressively parsing user input of a mathematical expression are provided. One disclosed method includes looping through characters in an input string, and on each loop, extracting a next token from the input string and determining a current grammar context based on the token or tokens extracted thus far. If it is determined that the current grammar context matches a predetermined condition, then the method may include modifying the tokens extracted from the input string in a predetermined manner associated with the predetermined condition. A parsing result may be obtained based on the modified tokens. The parsing result may be converted to a modified input string. | 01-22-2009 |

20090024367 | 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 pre-processing the data records based on characteristics of the input variables. The method may also include selecting one or more input parameters from the one or more input variables; and 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. Further, the method may include providing a set of constraints to the computational model representative of a compliance state for the product; and using the computational model and the provided set of constraints to generate statistical distributions for the one or more input parameters and the one or more output parameters, wherein the one or more input parameters and the one or more output parameters represent a design for the product. | 01-22-2009 |

20090024368 | Cyclic combinatorial method and system - The cyclic combinatorial method and system includes an optimizing programming method embodied in a computing machine in order to provide the capability to solve cyclic optimization problems. The method can be used to solve optimization problems having cyclic 0-1 matrices, such as network problems and cyclic workforce scheduling. The method identifies cyclically distinct solutions by enumerating cyclically distinct combinations of basic dual variables. The method can determine how many cyclically distinct combinations of m (m≦n) objects can be selected, given n cyclic objects. The method integrates partition and cyclic permutation operations in order to generate cyclically distinct selections (solutions). After cyclically enumerating all dual solutions, rules are described for recognizing the set of dominant solutions. A class of problems, which includes cyclic labor scheduling, can be efficiently solved using the cyclic combinatorial method and system. | 01-22-2009 |

20090024369 | METHOD OF PREDICTING THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF WATER TABLE IN AN ANISOTROPIC UNCONFINED AQUIFER HAVING A GENERAL TIME-VARYING RECHARGE RATE FROM MULTIPLE RECTANGULAR RECHARGE BASINS - The present invention relates to development of a method of predicting the dynamic behavior of water table in an anisotropic unconfined aquifer having a general time-varying recharge rate from multiple rectangular recharge basins. Each basin can have a different dimension and nature of rate of recharge. Aquifer can have prescribed head, zero flux, or a combination of both types of boundary conditions. | 01-22-2009 |

20090024370 | Method and System for Performing T-Spline Based Isogeometric Analysis - A method for performing T-spline based isogeometric analysis is disclosed. An analysis suitable geometry (ASG) description is initially generated from a T-spline surface or volume computer-aid design (CAD) description. Subsequently, a T-spline based isogometric analysis (IGA) code structure that uses the ASG description having ASG analysis ready data is generated. | 01-22-2009 |

20090024371 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING MICRO-TOPOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF TERRAIN - A method for irrigating terrain comprising the following steps: generating field surface relative elevation data set using Monte-Carlo simulation; adjusting the simulation data set to ensure it falls in a reasonable numerical range; adjusting the data set to establish certain spatial dependence using Kriging interpolation method; and making further statistical characteristics parameter modification to the data set, so that the final corrected field surface relative elevation data shares the same or similar statistics characteristics parameters as the initial simulation. The method factors in both the randomness and spatial dependence of the field relative elevation distribution, which brings the simulation result closer to the actual micro-topography. | 01-22-2009 |

20090030659 | SEPARABLE INTEGRATION VIA HIGHER-ORDER PROGRAMMING - Separable integration is provided for simulation contexts where modeling and integration can be considered separately when programmatically implementing the simulations, for example. Thus, modeling concepts can be defined relating to the simulation, and integration of the modeling concept can happen separately to provide more variety to meet modeling specifications. In one embodiment, a state-space form equation can be computed for a modeling concept equation (an equation of motion, for example) and an integration scheme can be applied to the state-space form equation regardless of the modeling equation from which it was computed. In this regard, integration can be focused on to provide a plurality of schemes for different contexts, for example. | 01-29-2009 |

20090030660 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING FULLY DETAILED THREE-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND PCB BOARD MODELS - A process is provided, which includes receiving geometrical information for a plurality of layers of an electronic structure within at least one output data file from an electronic structure design tool. At least one numerical analysis data file is created from the output data file, which contains the geometrical information and has a file structure compatible with a numerical analysis tool for characterizing the electronic structure. The numerical analysis tool is used to read the numerical analysis data file and generate a three-dimensional meshed geometric model of the electronic structure from the numerical analysis data file, wherein the model includes three-dimensional geometric models of each layer. The model can then be used, for example, to solve numerical thermal, mechanical or electrical equations that are applied to the model. | 01-29-2009 |

20090030661 | Three-Dimensional Process Planning - Systems and methods are described for three-dimensional process planning. In one embodiment, one or more manufacturing requirements are received, and an authoritative three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD) model of a component is generated or selected. A sub-process associated with the authoritative 3D CAD model of the component is generated based on the one or more manufacturing requirements. The authoritative 3D CAD model of the component is associated with the sub-process using a product-to-process relationship, and the sub-process (or the product-to-process relationship) is included into a process plan. The authoritative 3D CAD model of the component is displayed in a display of a 3D definition of the product in accordance with the product-to-process relationship. | 01-29-2009 |

20090030662 | System And Method For Non-Linear Modeling - A computer-implemented system and method of non-linear modeling in a computer system having a limited precision processor is provided. A non-linear model is initialized by forming an objective function having one or more functional components and a marginal variance matrix. The model is then iteratively solved using the computer processor until it has converged to a feasible solution. In doing so, the feasibility of computing the objective function is evaluated by determining if the marginal variance matrix is positive definite, thereby indicating whether or not the computer processor is capable of calculating a feasible solution to the non-linear model. If the marginal variance matrix is positive definite, then the objective function and its gradient are computed using the marginal variance matrix. If the marginal variance matrix is not positive definite, then a surrogate marginal variance matrix is constructed that is positive definite and a surrogate objective function is constructed having components continuous first derivatives. The surrogate objective function and its gradient are then computed using the surrogate marginal variance matrix. | 01-29-2009 |

20090037152 | Mapping Fan Noise Across an Hydraulic Plane - A method and computer program product is presented to map noise levels onto the hydraulic operating plane. Application of this model has the potential to show which fan is quieter, where, and by how much. It is shown how the technique can be applied to a diverse set of comparisons including speed, diameter, type, model, and multiple fans in combination. | 02-05-2009 |

20090037153 | Product design optimization method and system - A method is provided for developing a product. The method may include obtaining data records from a plurality of stages of development of the product; identifying respective objectives of the plurality of stages and corresponding objective factors of the objectives; and determining common variables associated with the objectives based on the objective factors. The method may also include selecting one or more input parameters based on the common variables and one or more output parameters based on the objectives; and updating the data records to generate desired data records indicative characteristics of the one or more input parameters and the one or more output parameters. Further, the method may 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 design of the product. | 02-05-2009 |

20090037154 | Method Of And A System For Adapting A Geometric Model Using Multiple Partial Transformations - The invention relates to a method ( | 02-05-2009 |

20090037155 | Machine condition monitoring using a flexible monitoring framework - A flexible framework and a corresponding user interface allow a user to configure a machine condition monitoring system. A user-configurable computation framework offers flexibility in designing the machine condition monitoring system. In this framework, every computation based on machine attributes is represented as an input-output system. A simple computation can be easily defined by specifying the computation type, number of inputs, structure, and parameters. The user can use the determined output attributes of computations as input attributes in other computations. Ultimately, the computations are aggregated by the framework configured by the user to produce an output computation attribute that indicates a machine condition or predicts a machine condition. | 02-05-2009 |

20090037156 | Design Support System - The design support system regarding the present invention comprises a node data storage means that stores node data to generate functional models which present a group of function nodes which are functions divided from performance function of apparatus which is an objective to be designed and a group of part nodes which realize the functions in mutual relations, a functional model generating means that generates the functional models in reference to the node data storage means, a node designation receiving means that receives the designation of a node among the functional models, a node selection means that selects a node which has a mutual relation with nodes to which the designation are given, a display unit that displays the node selected by the node selection means. | 02-05-2009 |

20090037157 | Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Providing Broadband Preconditioning Based on Reduced Coupling for Numerical Solvers - This invention relates to computing numerical solutions of linear systems of equations, specifically to implementing preconditioning of the coefficient matrix of such a system. The preconditioning applies to any coefficient matrix, dense or sparse, based on the solutions of a physical problem of unknown functions, commonly referred to as basis or interpolation functions, where the basis function spans more then one mesh element. Examples of such linear systems can result from, as examples, an electromagnetic analysis of printed circuit boards or field scattering in radar applications, fluid mechanics and acoustics. A method and system to compute a preconditioner for a coefficient matrix A that is compatible with the linear system of equations that provides basis function support over at least two mesh elements. Coupling of the preconditioner between partitions of a portioned mesh representation is only through basis functions at the partition boundaries. | 02-05-2009 |

20090037158 | Block diagram modeling - A modeling process includes providing blocks, each of the blocks representing functional entities that operate on input signal values, output signal values from the blocks, grouping the output signal values as an ordered set in a multiplexer as a first composite signal and outputting the first composite signal. | 02-05-2009 |

20090043545 | 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 e 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. | 02-12-2009 |

20090043546 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESS CONTROL - A method and system for process control using a model predictive controller. The control system can have one or more control devices operably coupled to a processing system for controlling a process of the processing system; a modeling tool to provide a non-linear model based at least in part on the process and to provide a plurality of linearized models based at least in part on the non-linear model, where the plurality of linearized models are linearized at different linearization rates; and a controller operably coupled to the modeling tool. The controller can select one of the plurality of linearized models based on a comparison of the plurality of linearized models with a reference model. The controller can send one or more control signals to at least one of the one or more control devices. The one or more control signals can be determined using the selected one of the plurality of linearized models. | 02-12-2009 |

20090043547 | 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. | 02-12-2009 |

20090048811 | MODEL SET ADAPTATION BY PROBABILITY MASS DIFFUSION - A method of performing a sequence of measurements, z, R; M; (t | 02-19-2009 |

20090048812 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPOSITION OF NURBS SURFACES - A system, method, and computer program for preserving design intent of a Non-Uniform Rational B-spline (NURBS) surface without representation of a parent surface, comprising representing an output surface having control points that is independent from a refinement of the surface; interpolating a base surface from the output surface; calculating a delta vector that is a difference between the output surface and the base surface; and transforming the delta vector based upon a local coordinate system of a normal vector and a tangent plane of the base surface and appropriate means and computer-readable instructions. | 02-19-2009 |

20090048813 | SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION PROGRAM - A simulation method is configured to simulate a feature profile of a material surface. The simulation method includes using an algorithm of repeating a step of calculating a surface growth rate and a step of skipping the calculation of the surface growth rate. The surface growth rate is calculated in the step of skipping the calculation of the algorithm if the material surface traverses a material interface. | 02-19-2009 |

20090055139 | PREDICTIVE DISCRETE LATENT FACTOR MODELS FOR LARGE SCALE DYADIC DATA - A method for predicting future responses from large sets of dyadic data includes measuring a dyadic response variable associated with a dyad from two different sets of data; measuring a vector of covariates that captures the characteristics of the dyad; determining one or more latent, unmeasured characteristics that are not determined by the vector of covariates and which induce local structures in a dyadic space defined by the two different sets of data; and modeling a predictive response of the measurements as a function of both the vector of covariates and the one or more latent characteristics, wherein modeling includes employing a combination of regression and matrix co-clustering techniques, and wherein the one or more latent characteristics provide a smoothing effect to the function that produces a more accurate and interpretable predictive model of the dyadic space that predicts future dyadic interaction based on the two different sets of data. | 02-26-2009 |

20090055140 | MULTIVARIATE MULTIPLE MATRIX ANALYSIS OF ANALYTICAL AND SENSORY DATA - A system and method is provided for predicting consumer behavior for selected products. The method includes providing a first matrix associated with N products evaluated by a plurality of consumers, providing a second matrix associated with the N products characterized by at least one of an analytical profile or an evaluation by a plurality of experts and correlating the first matrix to the second or/and the third matrix to produce a relationship model. | 02-26-2009 |

20090055141 | 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 using a reservoir model, 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 being calculated for each of the plurality of gridded cells and comprising a temperature CFL condition, a composition CFL condition, and a saturation CFL condition calculated concurrently, simulating a first cell of the plurality of gridded cells using the reservoir model with an Implicit Pressure, Explicit Saturations (IMPES) system to obtain a first simulation result, the first cell having no CFL condition of the plurality of CFL conditions with a value greater than one, and simulating a second cell of the plurality of gridded cells using the reservoir model with a Fully Implicit Method (FIM) system to obtain a second simulation result, the second cell having at least one CFL condition of the plurality of CFL conditions with a value greater than one, and performing the oilfield operation based on the first and second simulation results. | 02-26-2009 |

20090055142 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING MAN-HOURS - A method for estimating a man-hours of an entire project having a series of tasks with a computer includes, inputting an estimated man-hours of the each task, acquiring model functions for extracting estimation errors included in the estimated man-hours of the each task based on an attribute of a worker who performs the each task, calculating a probability density distribution representing estimation errors depending on the attribute and a probability density distribution representing modeling errors depending on methods for estimating the man-hours for each task using the model functions, calculating man-hours of the entire project having a series of tasks for the each task using statistical methods to accumulate the probability density distribution representing estimation errors and the probability density distribution representing the modeling errors, and outputting calculating results of man-hours of the entire project to a output device. | 02-26-2009 |

20090055143 | SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION PROGRAM - A simulation method includes dividing a material surface into finite computational elements, and calculating a deposition rate or etching rate at each of the computational elements to simulate a feature profile of the material surface, the calculating including calculating an indirect effect of a first computational element on the deposition rate or etching rate of a second computational element. The calculating the indirect effect includes correcting a surface profile at the first computational element on the basis of a surface structure around the first computational element, and calculating the indirect effect on the basis of the corrected surface profile at the first computational element. | 02-26-2009 |

20090063106 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DECODING A SIGNAL OF MULTIPLE INPUT/MULTIPLE OUTPUT SYSTEM - The method for decoding a received signal in a multiple input/multiple output system uses QR-decomposition of the linear channel matrix, but then applies a non-Euclidean norm during tree traversal. Two separate hardware units, namely an MCU and a MEU, art provided for concurrent operation. The MCU determines a next child node, while the MEU determines next best parent nodes on the previously processed tree levels, which makes it possible to retrace the path to a next starting node without investing dedicated processing steps (e.g., cycles). On each tree level, the possible coordinates are grouped into several circular sets in the complex plane, and a series of decision boundaries is calculated for each set that allows a quick evaluation of the optimum coordinate in each set. | 03-05-2009 |

20090063107 | Manufacturing Process of Hearing Aid Shells With Reduced Surface Distortions and Adaptive Shell Surface Modification to Improve Fit and Appertaining System - A method and appertaining system is provided for reducing distortions in a hearing aid shell having complex surfaces with areas having high and low curvatures, the distortions occurring due to uneven material loss during tumbling and buffing operations. The method determines the curvature in defined regions of the shell and determines a new shell surface that is dependent upon the curvature in each respective region. Templates may be utilized th further define the new surface. With the new surface thus defined, the tumbling and buffing operations result in an end product having the desired shape. | 03-05-2009 |

20090063108 | Compatible trust in a computing device - A method and apparatus for executing a first executable code image having a first version number into a memory of a device in an attempt to establish an operating environment of the device are described. The first executable code image retrieves a second version number from the second executable code image after successfully authenticating the second executable code image. If the first version number and the second version number do not satisfy a predetermined relationship, the second executable code image is prevented from being loaded by the first executable code image. | 03-05-2009 |

20090063109 | OPTICAL SYSTEM DESIGN METHOD USING REAL NUMBER SURFACE NUMBER - Generally, it is difficult to previously know an adequate position of a special optical surface such as an aspherical surface, a diffraction optical element, or an eccentric surface in an optical system. If a trial of designing an optical system with all the possible surface numbers is made, the number of combinations is very large, and the designing is often impossible. The invention solves such a problem and provides means for automatically and efficiently finding out the most suitable surface number of a special optical surface. According to the invention, the surface number of a special optical surface different from a spherical surface is expanded to a real number value, the constitution of an optical system including a special optical surface having a real number value surface number is defined, the real number value surface number is used as an independent variable for optimizing the optical system, and the best surface number of the special optical surface is determined. If the real number value surface number lies in the range from an integer n to an integer n+1, one method for defining the constitution of an optical system including the special optical surface is inserting one or more virtual optical surfaces between an optical surface n and an optical surface n+1 and setting the virtual optical surfaces as special optical surfaces determined by the characteristic values and the real number value surface numbers of the special optical surfaces and different from a spherical surface. | 03-05-2009 |

20090063110 | Brachytherapy dose computation system and method - Brachytherapy dose attributable to a brachytherapy source is computed for portions of a patient treatment volume corresponding to a pathological target volume and critical structures. Patient image data is accessed to derive a material voxel array. Multiple computation grids are derived. Primary particle fluence is computed for each first grid element using a ray tracing process from which a primary dose and a first scattered particle source are derived. Scattered particle fluence of the first scattered particle source is derived for each second grid element from which a secondary dose is derived. Each first grid element corresponds to a plurality of second grid elements. Primary dose and scattered dose combine to provide total dose at specific volumes. Brachytherapy source models and non-anatomical body surface models may be applied as applicable. | 03-05-2009 |

20090070079 | Sliced data structure for particle-based simulation, and method for loading particle-based simulation using sliced data structure into GPU - The sliced data structure used for a particle-based simulation using a CPU or GPU is a data structure for a calculation space. The space is a three-dimensional calculation space constructed from numerous voxels; a plurality of slices perpendicular to the Y axis is formed; numerous voxels are divided by a plurality of two-dimensional slices; the respective starting coordinates of the maximum and minimum voxels are calculated for a range of voxels in which particles are present in each of a plurality of two-dimensional slices; the voxel range is determined as a bounding box surrounded by a rectangular shape; and memory is provided for the voxels contained in the bounding boxes of each of the plurality of two-dimensional slices. | 03-12-2009 |

20090070080 | Method for constructing surface of fluid-body simulation based on particle method, program for the same, and storage medium for string program - Thin films or sharp edges in a fluid body are expressed in the display of a particle-based fluid-body simulation. The surface construction method is a method applied to a method for rendering calculation results on the screen of a display device using data that are obtained by calculation of a fluid-body simulation based on a particle method executed by a CPU or the like. The method has a first stage of allocating a concentration sphere to a particle that is a calculation object and computing an implicit function curved surface, and computing a plurality of base vertices (V | 03-12-2009 |

20090070081 | PREDICTIVE MODELING IN A GAMING SYSTEM - Methods and systems for performing comprehensive predictive analysis and modeling in a wager gaming environment are provided. Statistical calculations for deriving predictive values for a patron behavior in a casino or gaming environment may include various criteria, including but not limited to wager gaming activities, resort/hotel usage, dining/meals, non-gaming point of sale transactions, entertainment expenditures, coupon/prize redemption, “comps” provided, etc. In some implementations, a plurality of predictive models may be used. One or more criteria may be used to evaluate and/or rank the predictive models. For example, such an evaluation and/or ranking may be based, at least in part, on a correlation coefficient or a function thereof. In some such implementations, an evaluation and/or ranking may be based, at least in part, on a comparison of the coefficient of determination, R | 03-12-2009 |

20090070082 | ANALYSIS METHOD, PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An analysis method of analyzing a discharge phenomenon in an information processing apparatus having a memory includes calculating differences in potential between nodes on a first surface of a meshed simulation model and the corresponding nodes on a second surface thereof based on a predetermined amount of charge of each node before the discharge and the permittivity of each element of the simulation model; storing information concerning a pair of nodes having the difference in potential which exceeds a Paschen voltage determined from the distance between the nodes; and analyzing an amount of charge moved due to the discharge and electric potential distribution after the discharge based on the stored information and the amount of charge of each node before the discharge and storing the analyzed amount of charge and the electric potential distribution. | 03-12-2009 |

20090076780 | Method, apparatus and computer program for molecular simulation - A method of simulating behaviour of a molecular system with m degrees of freedom over time comprising a partial momentum refreshment step and a molecular dynamics step, wherein the partial momentum refreshment step comprises: given a starting position q and a starting momentum p of the molecular system, partially refreshing the momentum to define refreshed momentum p′ evaluating the shadow Hamiltonian | 03-19-2009 |

20090076781 | MODEL INDEPENDENT SIMULATION - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to event driven simulation and provide a method, data processing system and computer program product for mapping a process model for use in a generic simulation engine. In an embodiment of the invention, a generic model simulation method can include mapping a specifically formatted process representation into a generic process model, and providing the generic process model to a simulation engine. The method further can include executing a simulation on the generic process model in lieu of executing the simulation on the specifically formatted process representation. | 03-19-2009 |

20090083008 | GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING INPAINTING WITH STOPPING METRIC AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device and a processor. The processor may cooperate with the geospatial model data storage device for selecting and transforming a reference sample of a geospatial model frequency domain data set into a corresponding reference sample geospatial model spatial domain data set, where the geospatial model frequency domain data set has at least one void therein. The processor may further cooperate with the geospatial model data storage device for iteratively inpainting data into the at least one void in the geospatial model frequency domain data set to generate an inpainted geospatial model frequency domain data set, selecting and transforming a test sample of the inpainted geospatial model frequency domain data set into a corresponding test sample geospatial model spatial domain data set, and comparing the reference sample geospatial model spatial domain data set and the test sample geospatial model spatial domain data set to determine whether to stop the iterative inpainting. | 03-26-2009 |

20090083009 | COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODELING FLUID DEPLETION - A method for modeling fluid depletion in a reservoir is disclosed. A map is divided into cells. For each of the cells a value is stored that is based at least in part on a physical characteristic of the cell. At least one cell that contains a depletion location is identified along with a depletion amount corresponding to that location. An amount of walkers associated with the depletion location is determined. For each walker, a plurality of steps are calculated with each step to an adjacent cell. Each walker starts in the cell containing the depletion location associated with that walker. The visits of all the walkers are recorded by cell. The fluid depletion of each cell is then assessed based at least in part on the number of walker visits for each cell. | 03-26-2009 |

20090083010 | Correlative Multi-Label Image Annotation - Correlative multi-label image annotation may entail annotating an image by indicating respective labels for respective concepts. In an example embodiment, a classifier is to annotate an image by implementing a labeling function that maps an input feature space and a label space to a combination feature vector. The combination feature vector models both features of individual ones of the concepts and correlations among the concepts. | 03-26-2009 |

20090083011 | Predictive system and method for the design of mechanical resonant devices - A method and computer system for predicting or calculating the quality factor of a mechanical resonant (MR) device. The system and method simulates uncoupled elastic vibration of the MR device to produce simulated dilatation of the MR device, collects data relating to the dilatation and maximum stored elastic vibration energy of the device design. It determines the internal heat source data of the MR device caused by dilatation based on the thermal expansion effect of the MR device material, conveying the internal heat source data along with transient heat conduction data to a simulation engine, which simulates and determines the temperature variation within the MR device. Thermoelastic damping over one cycle of vibration of the MR device is determined, enabling the determination of the quality factor relating to thermoelastic damping as a function of the thermoelastic damping over one cycle of vibration of the MR device, and the maximum elastic vibration energy stored over one cycle of vibration. | 03-26-2009 |

20090089021 | 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. | 04-02-2009 |

20090089022 | 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. | 04-02-2009 |

20090089023 | MODEL CREATION SUPPORT SYSTEM, MODEL CREATION SUPPORT METHOD, AND MODEL CREATION SUPPORT PROGRAM - A model creation support system includes a model managing part that acquires and accumulates an identifier of a model, data indicating a phenomenon, data indicating a regression equation, and evaluation data from an information processing apparatus that predicts or analyzes the phenomenon, using a model represented by the regression equation, a factor value extracting part that generates and records factor value data indicating the degree to which the factor contributes to the model from the accumulated data, and a model proposing part that refers to the factor value data based on a request for supporting model creation and model condition data received from the information processing apparatus, thereby generating and outputting support data containing a factor capable of contributing to the model to the information processing apparatus. Thus, information on factors of the model can be accumulated and utilized for enhancement of the fitting degree of the model. | 04-02-2009 |

20090089024 | METHODS AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CREATING MODELS FOR FINE-TUNING RECIPES - An arrangement for creating a model for gathering measurement data about a processed substrate by a user of a plasma processing system is provided. The arrangement includes a generic model builder, which is configured for at least creating the model. The model is a relationship between a set of input data and a set of output data. The arrangement also includes an input module, which includes the set of input data from a plurality of input sources. The arrangement includes an input conditioning and validation module, which is configured for at least determining the integrity of the set or input data. The arrangement further includes a relationship module, which is configured for at least creating a set of mathematical relationships. The arrangement yet also includes an output conditioning and validation module, which is configured for at least determining the integrity of the set of output data. | 04-02-2009 |

20090094004 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EFFICIENT ANALYSIS OF HYBRID SYSTEMS USING TEMPLATE POLYHEDRA - In accordance with aspects of the present principles, an over-approximation of reachable states of a hybrid system may be determined by utilizing template polyhedra. Policy iteration may be utilized to obtain an over-approximation of reachable states in the form of a relaxed invariant based upon template polyhedra expressions. The relaxed invariant may be used to construct a flowpipe to refine the over-approximation and thereby determine the reachable states of the hybrid system. | 04-09-2009 |

20090094005 | Method of Optimizing a Model, a Method of Measuring a Property, A Device Manufacturing Method, a Spectrometer and a Lithographic Apparatus - A set of parameters used in a model of a spectrometer includes free parameters and fixed parameters. A first set of values for the parameters is set and the model is used to generate a first spectrum. A value of one of the fixed parameters is changed and a second spectrum is generated. An inverse of the model of the spectrometer is then applied to the second spectrum to generate a set of values for the parameters, the values being the same as the first set of values except for one or more of the free parameters. If the free parameter has significantly changed the fixed parameter is designated a free parameter. | 04-09-2009 |

20090094006 | Modeling systems for consumer goods - The present invention relates to modeling systems for designing and/or selecting components for use in consumer products; designing consumer products; and designing and selecting processes for making said components and said consumer products as well as the use of same. | 04-09-2009 |

20090105996 | Methods and Systems for Reducing Finite Element Simulation Time for Acoustic Response Analysis - Methods and systems for reducing finite element simulation time for acoustic response analysis are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes analytically creating a finite element model, the finite element model including a plurality of subdivisions. A plurality of cross-correlations between respective pairings of the subdivisions is then specified. A portion of the cross-correlations are then eliminated to provide a reduced set of cross-correlations between respective pairings of the subdivisions. The elimination includes determining a spatial distance value between at least two subdivisions, and discarding at least one of the cross-correlations for which the spatial distance value is greater than a specified threshold value. The finite element simulation is then performed using the reduced set of cross-correlations. | 04-23-2009 |

20090105997 | DYNAMICS SIMULATION DEVICE, DYNAMICS SIMULATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A dynamics simulation device for dynamically simulating physical interactions acting on a plurality of objects under an environment where the objects coexist is disclosed. The device includes: nominal value providing means for providing a nominal value Λ | 04-23-2009 |

20090105998 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING ARC FLASH ENERGY AND PPE CATEGORY WITHIN A REAL-TIME MONITORING SYSTEM - A method for simulating an arc flash event on an electrical power system is disclosed. The virtual system model of the electrical system is modified to introduce a short circuiting feature. The standard to supply equations used in the arc flash event calculations is chosen. The arc flash event is simulated using the modified virtual system model in accordance with the chosen standard. The quantity of arc energy released by the arc flash event is calculated using results from the simulation. The report that forecasts an aspect of the arc flash event is communicated. | 04-23-2009 |

20090112530 | Controlling the Number of Iterations in Image Reconstruction - An iterative reconstruction method to reconstruct an object includes determining, in a series of iteration steps, updated objects, wherein each iteration step includes determining a data model from an input object, and determining a stop-criterion of the data model on the basis of a chi-square-gamma statistic. The method further includes determining that the stop-criterion of the data model has transitioned from being outside the limitation of a preset threshold value to being inside the limitation, ending the iterations, and selecting one of the updated objects to be the reconstructed object. | 04-30-2009 |

20090112531 | Determining composite service reliability - The reliability of a composite service having service components is determined, where the composite service can fail only where underlying resources fail. The composite service is represented as a plurality of continuous-time Markov chains (CTMC's). Each CTMC corresponds to a resource. A product of the CTMC's is constructed. The product encompasses composite service states. Steady-state probabilities for the product are determined. Each steady-state probability corresponds to a likelihood that a corresponding state will be a steady state. For each state of the composite service, a reward structure is determined. The reward structure corresponds to a likelihood that the state will successfully use the resources without failure. The reward structure is determined for a given state based on the given state's steady-state probability and based on discrete-time Markov chains (DTMC's) corresponding to the service components. The reliability of the composite service is determined based on the reward structure of each state. | 04-30-2009 |

20090112532 | Apparatus and method for displaying changes in statistical parameters in a process control system - At least one statistical output associated with a process model and a rate of change associated with each statistical output is identified, such as by using historical data associated with the process model. The statistical outputs and the rates of change are used to generate a graphical display, such as a phase plane plot. Each point in the display is based on one of the statistical outputs and its associated rate of change. The graphical display could include multiple portions, such as quadrants, and one of the portions can be selected and highlighted. The different portions of the graphical display may represent whether the process model is a poor fit to current conditions and approaching a better fit, a poor fit and approaching a poorer fit, a good fit and approaching a poorer fit, and a good fit and approaching a better fit. | 04-30-2009 |

20090112533 | Method for simplifying a mathematical model by clustering data - A method for simplifying a mathematical model is disclosed. The method obtains a data set and identifies a plurality of variables within the data set. The method also performs a clustering analysis by dividing the data set into groups, where each group has a cluster center. The method further replaces the plurality of variables with a plurality of cluster distances. The method also uses the plurality of cluster distances as a plurality of independent variables in a model creation process. | 04-30-2009 |

20090112534 | Probabilistic Design Tool for Optimizing a Technical System - A nonlinear technical product or process described by stochastic system output target values dependent on stochastic system input parameter values, thereby stating discrete technical system dependencies, is optimized by using a Response Surface Methods based on discrete technical system dependencies to generate at least one continuous auxiliary function for the real dependencies of the target values on the input parameter values. Next, an auxiliary function is used to generate at least one optimizing parameter for optimization by an objective function, thereby generating an additional discrete technical system dependence. The technical system is adaptively optimized by repeating the above, using the additional discrete technical system dependence, until the difference of successive optimized optimizing parameters is below a threshold. The final additional discrete technical system dependence is an optimal technical system operating point. | 04-30-2009 |

20090112535 | METHOD OF INTEGRATING POINT MASS EQUATIONS TO INCLUDE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL PROFILES - The present invention provides a system and method for simulating aircraft flight path trajectory by integrating the point mass equations using a selectable non-time based integration variable, including altitude, velocity or range. The present invention separates the horizontal and vertical profiles of an aircraft's flight path trajectory. The horizontal profile is specified as a series of waypoints, defined by latitude-longitude pairs and the vertical profile is specified as an initial state and a list of segment types, defined by altitude and velocity, and end states. The altitude-velocity segment types are continuous, such that the end state of one segment is the starting point of the following segment. The point mass equations and the non-time based integration variables are iteratively integrated to merge the horizontal and vertical profiles of a flight path trajectory. The present invention provides improved aircraft position accuracy and the use of a non-time based integration variable enables greater simulation efficiency. | 04-30-2009 |

20090112536 | METHOD FOR THE SELECTION OF A SUBSTITUTE COMPONENT FOR A MODIFIED MULTIPLE PHASE SYSTEM BASED UPON A COMPARISON WITH AT LEAST ONE PREDETERMINED DESIRED PROPERTY OF AN MODIFIED SYSTEM - A material useful as a substitute component for a modified multiple phase system is selected. The substitute component exhibits a sigma profile that produces a selected property of the modified multiple phase system having a predetermined desired value. The substitute component is determined by the steps of: | 04-30-2009 |

20090119076 | Method for Generating a 3D Earth Model - A method is provided for generating an invertible 3D hydrodynamic earth model suitable for defining target characteristics of a subsurface area formed by a plurality of formations and comprising drilling positions of potential and real wells. The method comprises constructing an initial 3D earth model by combining solutions for a set of single 1D models, each of the models corresponding to a real or potential well drilling position and covering the entire respective aggregate of formations along the wellbore, with solutions for a relevant set of 2D earth models which are constructed only for single formations, and optimizing the constructed initial 3D earth model by defining an optimal set of formations and an optimal set of calibratable model parameters. A method and system are also provided for application of the earth model construction method for predicting overpressure evolution before and during drilling. As the earth model constructed in accordance with the above method provides efficient inversion of data, in particular gathered while drilling, the prediction can be updated in real-time while drilling. The invention can ensure optimization of the drilling process and improves its safety. | 05-07-2009 |

20090125285 | DECOMPOSITION OF NONLINEAR DYNAMICS USING MULTIPLE MODEL APPROACH AND GAP METRIC ANALYSIS - Multiple models for various stages of a non-linear process control are developed by clustering perturbation data obtained from the nonlinear process so as to permit multiple local data regions to be identified as a function of substantial similarity between the data, wherein the data of first data set represent the non-linear process. A discrete model corresponding to each of the local data regions is generated. The number of the discrete models may be reduced as a function of prediction error between actual outputs of the process and predicted outputs of the models and as a function of a gap metric based on closed loop similarity and frequency response similarity between the models. | 05-14-2009 |

20090132211 | AUTOMATED SOLUTION FOR GENERATING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN MODELS FOR SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE (SOA) INFORMATION SERVICES - The present invention discloses a system that automates the creation of architectural design models for information services. Such a system can include a data model written in a formal modeling language, a set of non-functional requirements about the information service, and an information service architecture generation tool. The information service architecture generation tool can be configured to utilize the data model, the set of non-functional requirements, and application patterns to create an architectural design model for the information service. The information service can be implemented in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment. | 05-21-2009 |

20090132212 | Method For Simulating Deviations In Surface Appearance Of Plastics Parts - A method for simulating deviations in surface appearance of plastics parts caused by a forming process of plastics parts is shown, comprising the steps of a) Simulating the forming process of the plastics part, b) Detecting position and time of plastics particles which exceed at least one defined critical limit, c) Computing the final position of those particles in the surface layer of the plastics part, d) Defining the position of those particles in the surface layer as a position with deviations in the surface appearance. | 05-21-2009 |

20090132213 | METHOD FOR MODELING DATA STRUCTURES USING LOCAL CONTEXTS - A method for modeling data affinities and data structures. In one implementation, a contextual distance may be calculated between a selected data point in a data sample and a data point in a contextual set of the selected data point. The contextual set may include the selected data point and one or more data points in the neighborhood of the selected data point. The contextual distance may be the difference between the selected data point's contribution to the integrity of the geometric structure of the contextual set and the data point's contribution to the integrity of the geometric structure of the contextual set. The process may be repeated for each data point in the contextual set of the selected data point. The process may be repeated for each selected data point in the data sample. A digraph may be created using a plurality of contextual distances generated by the process. | 05-21-2009 |

20090132214 | Element grouping method for finite element method analysis, and computer-readable storage medium - An element grouping method for Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis is implemented in a computer to group elements forming an analyzing mode. The method automatically obtains nodes of specific elements having a common parameter from the elements forming the analyzing model which is an analyzing target, and automatically groups nodes having a referring number which is a predetermined value or less. The specific elements belonging to the grouped nodes are automatically grouped as edge elements. A check is made to determine whether or not all specific elements in an edge portion of the analyzing model are grouped as the edge elements. Specific elements, other than the specific elements in the edge portion which are grouped as the edge elements, are automatically grouped as the in-plane elements. | 05-21-2009 |

20090132215 | ANALYTICAL MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS AND ANALYTICAL MODEL GENERATING METHOD - A screw fastened position can be correctly defined in n analytical model generating method. It is determined whether or not a screw fastened portion exists in 3-dimensional design data. When the screw fastened portion exists, a hole of a member matching in the shape of a fixture (screw, bolt, rivet, etc.), the screw fastened position, and the screw shape is extracted. Then, a surface including the hole of the member is extracted, and the screw top shape is projected on the surface to generate attached surface data. The distance between the surfaces of the two members is calculated. When the distance is equal to or less than a predetermined value, attached surface data is defined as a screw fastened position on the two surfaces. | 05-21-2009 |

20090132216 | Asymmetric 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 an asymmetric 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. | 05-21-2009 |

20090132217 | BODY DYNAMICS CALCULATION METHOD, BODY DYNAMICS MODEL AND MODEL DATA THEREOF, AND BODY-MODEL GENERATION METHOD - A forward/reverse mechanics calculation of an accurate model of a human body having bone geometrical data and muscle/cord/band data is carried out at high speed. When a new skeleton geometrical model is given, a mapping between the new skeleton geometrical model and a pre-defined normal body model representing a normal body is defined to automatically produce a new body model. A processing unit reads model data to be subjected to mechanics calculation, reads a produced force f of a wire/virtual link exerted on the body model, reads the angle, position and velocity of the current rigid body link, calculates the Jacobian J | 05-21-2009 |

20090138244 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTIVE, CONTEXT-AWARE, AND NETWORKED EXPOSURE TIME MONITORING - A method and apparatus for predictive, context-aware, and networked exposure time monitoring. The method may include storing ( | 05-28-2009 |

20090138245 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING THE PHYSICAL STATE OF A PHYSICAL SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method is provided of estimating the physical state of a physical system with known physical characteristics and subject to specified boundary conditions. The system is represented as a plurality of nodes arranged in N-dimensional space, where N is an integer greater than 1, each node being associated with a set of physical properties, the physical properties associated with the nodes together forming a vector x when arranged in order, such that the vector x represents the physical state of the system. Physical data is received relating to the boundary conditions and the physical characteristics of the system, and it is determined from the received data the relations which must be satisfied by the component elements of the vector x, the number of relations being sufficient to determine the value of all elements of x. An initial estimate x | 05-28-2009 |

20090138246 | Simulation techniques - A method for assessing wave propagation arising in a physical system by obtaining a numerical approximation of the physical system to be simulated, the method comprising | 05-28-2009 |

20090138247 | Simulation techniques - A method for assessing wave propagation arising in a physical system by obtaining a numerical approximation of the physical system to be simulated, the method comprising | 05-28-2009 |

20090144032 | SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT TO PREDICT EDGES IN A NON-CUMULATIVE GRAPH - To predict edges in a non-cumulative graph, based on a sequence of non-cumulative previous occurrences of the graph, the sequence of non-cumulative previous occurrences of the graph is obtained, and topological properties of each of the previous occurrences of the graph are extracted. Topological similarities between each of the previous occurrences of the graph are computed based on the topological properties. The edges of the graph are predicted by computing a score for each possible edge of the graph, based upon the topological similarities. | 06-04-2009 |

20090144033 | OBJECT COMPARISON, RETRIEVAL, AND CATEGORIZATION METHODS AND APPARATUSES - Object comparison is disclosed, including: adapting N universal mixture model components to a first object to generate N corresponding first object mixture model components, where N is an integer greater than or equal to two; and generating a similarity measure based on component-by-component comparison of the N first object mixture model components with corresponding N second object mixture model components obtained by adaptation of the N universal mixture model components to a second object. | 06-04-2009 |

20090144034 | TIME MODULATED GENERATIVE PROBABILISTIC MODELS FOR AUTOMATED CAUSAL DISCOVERY - Dependencies between different channels or different services in a client or server may be determined from the observation of the times of the incoming and outgoing of the packets constituting those channels or services. A probabilistic model may be used to formally characterize these dependencies. The probabilistic model may be used to list the dependencies between input packets and output packets of various channels or services, and may be used to establish the expected strength of the causal relationship between the different events surrounding those channels or services. Parameters of the probabilistic model may be either based on prior knowledge, or may be fit using statistical techniques based on observations about the times of the events of interest. Expected times of occurrence between events may be observed, and dependencies may be determined in accordance with the probabilistic model. | 06-04-2009 |

20090150125 | Computer Method and Apparatus for Chaining of Model-To-Model Transformations - Computer method, apparatus and system chains model-to-model transformations. In a series of model transformations, there are respective bridges before and after each model transformation. For each pair of consecutive model transformations in the series, the respective bridge (i) receives a model output from a first model transformation of the pair, the received model being in the respective output model format of the first model transformation of the pair, (ii) prepares the received model as input to a second model transformation of the pair, including preparing the received model to be in the respective input model format of the second model transformation of the pair, and (iii) inputs the prepared model to the second model transformation of the pair. The series of model transformations and respective bridges provide chaining of the model-to-model transformations. Each model transformation in the series is able to be separately configured. | 06-11-2009 |

20090150126 | System and method for sparse gaussian process regression using predictive measures - An improved system and method is provided for sparse Gaussian process regression using predictive measures. A Gaussian process regressor model may be construction by interleaving basis vector set selection and hyper-parameter optimization until the chosen predictive measure stabilizes. One of various LOO-CV based predictive measures may be used to find an optimal set of active basis vectors for building a sparse Gaussian process regression model by sequentially adding basis vectors selected using a chosen predictive measure. In a given iteration, a predictive measure is computed for each of the basis vectors in a candidate set of basis vectors and the basis vector with the best predictive measure is selected. The iterative addition of basis vectors may stop when predictive performance of the model degrades or no significant performance improvement is seen. | 06-11-2009 |

20090150127 | METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR NUMERICAL BLACK OIL DELUMPING - A method for black oil delumping is disclosed which comprises: converting a black oil wellstream into a compositional wellstream thereby enabling the composition and component molar rates of a production well in a black oil reservoir simulation to be reconstituted. | 06-11-2009 |

20090150128 | Method for detecting people of interest from information sources - A method for detecting people of interest from information sources. Method performs automatic community model generation based on uni-parity data. Correlation analysis is employed to identify links within the community. Method may be particularized for solving specific problems, for example, such as determining the activities between individuals within a money laundering ring. | 06-11-2009 |

20090157360 | Methods and system for lithography process window simulation - A method of efficient simulating imaging performance of a lithographic process utilized to image a target design having a plurality of features. The method includes the steps of determining a function for generating a simulated image, where the function accounts for process variations associated with the lithographic process; and generating the simulated image utilizing the function, where the simulated image represents the imaging result of the target design for the lithographic process. In one given embodiment, the function for simulating the aerial images with focus and dose (exposure) variation is defined as: | 06-18-2009 |

20090171630 | MULTIPLE INTEREST MATCHMAKING IN PERSONAL BUSINESS NETWORKS - The present invention can increase the odds of choosing the right people for a team by considering their “rate of interest/knowledge” in multiple topics. Given a known contacts network, represented by nodes interconnected by links, several different sub-networks are identified within it, corresponding to different topics or areas of expertise required to a specific project. For each sub-network, there will be nodes with an associated grade, based on that person's knowledge/interest for the topic related to that sub-network. As such, each node/person receives a grade for each topic. Using these grades, a weight of each link between the nodes is calculated. This process is performed for every node for each topic and associated grade. After that, a superposition of all sub-networks is made and a multiple interest network is yielded. | 07-02-2009 |

20090171631 | Integrated Engineering Analysis Process - A method for performing analytical engineering analyses on a plurality of components comprises the steps of: a) performing a first integrated computational process, the first process being comprised of a plurality of computational solvers adapted to compute characteristics of a first component; b) performing a second integrated computational process, the second process being comprised of a plurality of computational solvers adapted to compute characteristics of a second component; and c) communicating results back and forth between corresponding computational solvers of the first and second computational processes; and d) repeating the first and second computational processes. | 07-02-2009 |

20090171632 | AUTOMATIC BNE SEED CALCULATOR - An automatic background noise estimator (BNE) seed calculator for determining a starting point for a BNE circuit which tracks the noise floor received by a receiver. The BNE seed calculator may sample a plurality of data points from the receiver and calculate the magnitude of each point. The seed calculator may then determine the peak magnitude value, a plurality of mean values, and the variance of the sampled points. A plurality of lookup tables are used to compare the peak, mean, and variance values with simulated peak, mean, and variance values to estimate the noise floor level of the actual signal and use that to determine the optimum BNE seed value. Simulation software such as MATLAB is used to develop the lookup tables by simulating peak, mean, and variance values based on a plurality of signal-to-noise ratios (SNR). | 07-02-2009 |

20090171633 | Computer-aided method for predicting particle uptake by a surface of a moving object - The invention relates to a computer-aided method for predicting particle uptake by a surface of an object moving in a flow current, comprising the following steps: preparing a discrete model of said object and the surrounding flow, including a projection area ( | 07-02-2009 |

20090171634 | Method for Reconstructing Gusts and Structural Loads at Aircraft, in Particular Passenger Aircraft - A method for reconstructing gusts and/or structural loads at aircraft, in particular passenger aircraft. The method includes generating an observer on the basis of a nonlinear model of the aircraft which describes the movement of the aircraft in all six degrees of freedom (DoF) and the elastic motion of the aircraft structure; continuously supplying all the data and measurements substantial for the description of the state of the aircraft to the observer; and calculating the gust velocities and structural loads (manoeuvre and gust loads) by the observer from the supplied data and measurements. | 07-02-2009 |

20090171635 | Electrostatic Discharge Voltage Resistive Current Modeling Method of Electrostatic Discharge Protection Device - Provided is a method for modeling an ESD breakdown current. According to one variation, a first proportional constant is based on a circumference of the ESD protection device and a second proportional constant based on an area of the ESD protection device. A dual first order equation is derived by sampling circumferences and areas of two ESD protection devices. According to another variation, an equation is defined in which a third value (an ESD breakdown current) is a sum of a first value and a second value, the first value being obtained by multiplying a circumference of an ESD protection device by a first proportional constant, the second value being obtained by multiplying an area of the ESD protection device by a second proportional constant. Then, circumferences and areas of first and second ESD protection samples are calculated. Next, first and second equations are derived by reflecting the first and second circumferences and areas to the equation. | 07-02-2009 |

20090171636 | HIGH-SPEED OPERATION METHOD FOR COUPLED EQUATIONS BASED ON FINITE ELEMENT METHOD AND BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHOD - According to an aspect of an embodiment, a high-speed operation method for directing a computer to process a coefficient matrix constituting simultaneous equations generated by modeling an analysis target into a mesh by using the finite element method and the boundary element method, said method includes obtaining two edges that are not on a same plane and that are the closest to each other from among edges defined in a mesh of a boundary modeled by the boundary element method, and ordering, in a vicinity of on-diagonal elements of the coefficient matrix, matrix elements in the coefficient matrix of simultaneous equations obtained for the two edges that are the closest to each other. | 07-02-2009 |

20090177446 | METHOD OF DESIGNING MAGNETORHEOLOGICAL FLUID ENERGY ABSORBING DEVICE USING HYDROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS - A method of designing a magnetorheological (MR) fluid energy absorbing damper is provided that uses hydromechanical analysis with lumped parameters to allow a determination as to whether a potential damper design will provide predetermined characteristics, such as a desired dynamic force range and maximum piston velocity, with a selected MR fluid and yield stress and preferably meeting predetermined geometric limitations. | 07-09-2009 |

20090177447 | Method for Estimating Software Development Effort - A method for estimating software development effort comprises the steps of: generating a database containing a plurality of source softwares; calculating the Grey relational coefficients between the software to be developed and a source software in the database for each feature they exhibit; calculating the weights for each Grey relational coefficient; multiplying each Grey relational coefficient with the corresponding weight; calculating the Grey relational grade by summing up the products produced in the multiplying step; calculating the Grey relational grades for all remaining source softwares in the database; and comparing the Grey relational grades to estimate the effort for developing the software to be developed. | 07-09-2009 |

20090177448 | COMPACT MODEL METHODOLOGY FOR PC LANDING PAD LITHOGRAPHIC ROUNDING IMPACT ON DEVICE PERFORMANCE - A method and computer program product for modeling a semiconductor transistor device structure having an active device area, a gate structure, and including a conductive line feature connected to the gate structure and disposed above the active device area, the conductive line feature including a conductive landing pad feature disposed near an edge of the active device area in a circuit to be modeled. The method includes determining a distance between an edge defined by the landing pad feature to an edge of the active device area, and, from modeling a lithographic rounding effect of the landing pad feature, determining changes in width of the active device area as a function of the distance between an edge defined by the landing pad feature to an edge of the active device area. From these data, an effective change in active device area width (deltaW adder) is related to the determined distance. Then, transistor model parameter values in a transistor compact model are updated for the transistor device to include deltaW adder values to be added to a built-in deltaW value. A netlist used in a device simulation may then include the deltaW adder values to quantify the influence of the lithographic rounding effect of the landing pad feature. | 07-09-2009 |

20090177449 | DURATION ESTIMATION OF REPEATED DIRECTED GRAPH TRAVERSAL - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for duration estimation of simulating a process model embodied in a directed graph. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for estimating a duration of simulation for a process model embodied in a directed graph can include loading a directed graph for traversal in a simulation engine, identifying nodes in the directed graph, estimating a duration of simulation by the simulation engine for individual ones of the nodes, summing a duration of simulation for the individual ones of the nodes to produce an estimate of a duration of traversal of the directed graph, and presenting the estimate in association with the traversal of the directed graph by the simulation engine. | 07-09-2009 |

20090177450 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTING RESPONSE OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - Embodiments relate to genomic technologies using adaptive spline analysis that predict responses of cancer cells. For example, responses of cancer cells to specific medications and/or treatments may be predicted based on adaptive linear spline analyses. | 07-09-2009 |

20090182536 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING PROBABILITIES OF EVENTS - A dual adaptive importance-sampling system and method is provided that can estimate the probability of events by combining dual complementary importance-sampling simulations. The present invention exploits the ability to determine an optimal biased pdf using an iterative procedure that requires relatively little a priori knowledge of how to bias. Hence, the present invention is particularly suited for evaluating the BERs and/or WERs of coded communication and storage systems, and is generally applicable to arbitrarily chosen codes. When applied to coded communication and storage systems, the present invention provides a versatile technique for the fast and accurate estimation of BERs and WERs of FEC codes down to values of 10 | 07-16-2009 |

20090182537 | Simulation system for a construction crane and the simulation method thereof - A simulation method and a simulation system for a construction crane are disclosed. The simulation system includes an input device, a processing device, and a display device. The input device is used for inputting an instruction. Furthermore, the processing device includes a computation unit, a collision detection unit, a storage unit, and a graphic unit. The computation unit is used for computing the position and the direction of each part of the construction crane and the suspension parts. The collision detection model is used for detecting whether each part of the construction crane and the suspension parts will be in collision. Besides, the data obtained from the simulation method performed in the simulation system is saved in the storage unit. The graphic unit displays the 3D dynamics images of the construction crane and the suspension parts on the display device, corresponding to the data obtained from the computation unit. | 07-16-2009 |

20090182538 | MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMUM DESIGN SUPPORT DEVICE USING MATHEMATICAL PROCESS TECHNIQUE, ITS METHOD AND PROGRAM | 07-16-2009 |

20090182539 | MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMAL DESIGN SUPPORT DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - An objective function can be mathematically approximated using a prescribed number of sample sets of design parameters and sets of a plurality of objective functions computed corresponding to them. A logical expression indicating a relation between or among arbitrary two or three objective functions of the plurality of mathematically approximated objective functions is computed as an inter-objective-function logical expression and a region that the arbitrary objective function values can take is displayed as a feasible region in an objective space corresponding to the arbitrary objective functions. Furthermore, a point or area in a design space corresponding to arbitrary design parameters corresponding to a point or area specified by a user in the displayed feasible region is displayed. | 07-16-2009 |

20090187386 | FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF THE CORNEA - A system and method for simulating a corneal reconfiguration in response to LIOB uses a computer-programmed, finite element model. The model has a plurality of elements; with each element pre-programmed with coefficients based on diagnostic corneal data. Collectively the coefficients replicate biomechanical properties of the cornea. In use, designated biomechanical characteristics on a plurality of selected elements (i.e. selected coefficients) are minimized to simulate LIOB in an actual cornea. A computer then measures the resultant reconfiguration of the cornea model to assess an actual cornea's response to LIOB. | 07-23-2009 |

20090187387 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING AN LIOB PROTOCOL TO ESTABLISH A TREATMENT PLAN FOR A PATIENT - A system and method are provided for simulating a Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) protocol to establish a surgical LIOB treatment for a patient. In the system, a library of finite element models characterizing various visual defects in corneas are programmed into a computer. Further, a library of nomograms indicating specific LIOB protocols for correcting respective visual defects are programmed into the computer. As a result, a model and a corresponding nomogram may be selected in view of a patient's diagnostic information. Further, the selected model may be individualized with the diagnostic information to more precisely characterize the patient's visual defects. Thereafter, the computer simulates the indicated LIOB protocol on the individualized model in order to achieve a desired corneal configuration. When the desired corneal configuration is achieved, the final treatment plan may be determined. | 07-23-2009 |

20090187388 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOCATING LANDMARKS ON 3D MODELS - A plurality of landmarks are automatically located on a 3-dimensional polygonal mesh of connected vertices. A probabilistic graph is generated for the plurality of landmarks pre-identified on each of a first set of 3-dimensional models. The graph represents local surface characteristics for each landmark and relational positions between neighboring pairs of landmarks. Local surface characteristics are determined for each vertex of the mesh. For each landmark, a set of the vertices is identified that satisfies a criteria based on a surface difference between the vertex local surface characteristics and the landmark local surface characteristics. A relational position for each pair of vertices from the sets of vertices corresponding to the neighboring pairs is determined based on the graph. One of the vertices is determined for each of the plurality of landmarks to minimize the surface difference and the relational difference for the landmark. | 07-23-2009 |

20090192767 | MODEL-BASED THEORY COMBINATION - A method is described for combining models of a plurality of theory solvers in order to produce a model which may be satisfiable by each of the plurality of theory solvers. A model is accessed for a first theory solver which is satisfiable in the first theory solver. It is determined that one or more equalities are implied by the model and it is determined if the equalities are compatible with a second solver. The model is updated in accordance any equalities determined not to be compatible with the second solver. A method is also described for mutation of models using freedom intervals. A freedom interval is determined for a variable within a model and the model is updates by choosing a value for the variable which lies within the freedom interval. | 07-30-2009 |

20090192768 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF PETROLEUM FLUID AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF - An improved method and system for characterizing the compositional components of a hydrocarbon reservoir of interest and analyzing fluid properties of the reservoir of interest based upon its compositional components. | 07-30-2009 |

20090192769 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODELING THE MODAL PROPERTIES OF OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES - A method and apparatus models one or more electromagnetic field modes of a waveguide. The method includes calculating a first matrix having a plurality of elements and having a first bandwidth using a refractive index profile of the waveguide. The plurality of elements of the first matrix represents an action of Maxwell's equations on a transverse magnetic field within the waveguide. The method further includes rearranging the plurality of elements of the first matrix to form a second matrix having a second bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth. The method further includes shifting the second matrix and inverting the shifted second matrix to form a third matrix. The method further includes calculating one or more eigenvalues or eigenvectors of the third matrix corresponding to one or more modes of the waveguide. | 07-30-2009 |

20090198476 | 4-D Inversion Of Geophysical Data And 4-D Imaging Method Of Geological Structure Using It - The method for 4-D inversion of geophysical data for calculating distribution of subsurface material properties from geophysical data includes (a) defining measured data into space-time coordinates, and defining a reference space-time model vector (U) composed of many reference space model vectors (U) for a plurality of pre-selected reference times to simulate a space-time model vector (P) that is a geologic structure continuously changing in time; (b) approximating a numerical modeling for a geologic structure space model at an arbitrary time using Taylor series of numerical modeling for the reference space models, defining an objective inversion function to constrain each inversion in space and time domains, and obtaining a reference space-time model vector (U) from the measured data defined in space-time coordinates using the objective inversion function; and (c) obtaining a space-time model vector (P) from the reference space-time model vector (U) to calculate distribution of subsurface material properties changing in time. | 08-06-2009 |

20090204374 | Methods and systems for the identification of components of mammalian biochemical networks as targets for therapeutic agents - Systems and methods for modeling the interactions of the several genes, proteins and other components of a cell, employing mathematical techniques to represent the interrelationships between the cell components and the manipulation of the dynamics of the cell to determine which components of a cell may be targets for interaction with therapeutic agents. A first such method is based on a cell simulation approach in which a cellular biochemical network intrinsic to a phenotype of the cell is simulated by specifying its components and their interrelationships. The various interrelationships are represented with one or more mathematical equations which are solved to simulate a first state of the cell. The simulated network is then perturbed by deleting one or more components, changing the concentration of one or more components, or modifying one or more mathematical equations representing the interrelationships between one or more of the components. The equations representing the perturbed network are solved to simulate a second state of the cell which is compared to the first state to identify the effect of the perturbation on the state of the network, thereby identifying one or more components as targets. A second method for identifying components of a cell as targets for interaction with therapeutic agents is based upon an analytical approach, in which a stable phenotype of a cell is specified and correlated to the state of the cell and the role of that cellular state to its operation. A cellular biochemical network believed to be intrinsic to that phenotype is then specified by identifying its components and their interrelationships and representing those interrelationships in one or more mathematical equations. The network is then perturbed and the equations representing the perturbed network are solved to determine whether the perturbation is likely to cause the transition of the cell from one phenotype to another, thereby identifying one or more components as targets. | 08-13-2009 |

20090204375 | Numerical simulation apparatus for time dependent schrodinger equation - To provide a numerical simulation apparatus capable of executing a numerical simulation with high speed and precision by reducing computational complexity. A numerical simulation apparatus ( | 08-13-2009 |

20090210201 | SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PREDICT CHIP IDDQ AND CONTROL LEAKAGE COMPONENTS - A method for predicting and controlling leakage wherein an IDDQ prediction macro is placed in a plurality of design topographies and data is collected using the IDDQ prediction macro. The IDDQ prediction macro is configured to measure subthreshold leakage and gate leakage for at least one device type in a semiconductor test site and in scribe lines using the IDDQ prediction macro and establish a leakage model. The method correlates the semiconductor test site measurements and the scribe line measurements to establish scribe line control limits, predicts product leakage; and sets subthreshold leakage limits and gate leakage limits for each product using the leakage model. | 08-20-2009 |

20090210202 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATING QUASI-PERIODIC CIRCUIT OPERATING CONDITIONS USING A MIXED FREQUENCY/TIME ALGORITHM - Described is a process for performing an improved mixed frequency-time algorithm to simulate responses of a circuit that receives a periodic sample signal and at least one information signal. The process selects a set of evenly spaced distinct time points and a set of reference time points. Each of the reference points is associated with a distinct time point, and a reference time point is a signal period away from its respective distinct time point. The process finds a first set of relationships between the values at the distinct time points and the values the reference time points. The process also finds a second set of relationships between the values at the distinct time points and the values at the reference time points. The process then combines the first and second sets of relationships to establish a system of nonlinear equations in terms of the values at the distinct time points only. By solving the system of nonlinear equations, the process finds simulated responses of the circuit in time domain. The process then converts the simulated circuit responses from time domain to frequency domain. | 08-20-2009 |

20090210203 | Cell-planning method for wireless optical communication system - A cell-planning method for a wireless optical communication system includes: implementing a target region for constructing a wireless optical communication system as a virtual space; disposing a virtual light source within the virtual space; checking a sequence number of a virtual light ray generated by the virtual light source; checking the number of intersection points occurring between the virtual light ray, the sequence number of which has been checked, and surfaces of virtual objects, and comparing the number of intersection points of the virtual light ray with an allowable number of intersection points; storing the virtual light ray when the number of intersection points of the virtual light ray is greater than the allowable number of intersection points; and comparing the sequence number of the virtual light ray with a set number of virtual light rays. | 08-20-2009 |

20090210204 | Segmentation And Interpolation Of Current Waveforms - A method for generating a linear piecewise representation of a driver output current signal includes segmenting the driver output current signal such that an integral of each segment matches an actual voltage change in corresponding portion of an associated output voltage signal (within a desired tolerance). The beginning and ending current/time values for each segment can then be compiled into the piecewise linear representation of the driver output current signal. A method for generating a model driver output current signal includes conformally mapping first and second sets of precharacterization output current data based on a weighted average of the indexing parameter (e.g., input slew or output capacitance) values for the model driver output signal and the first and second sets of precharacterization data. | 08-20-2009 |

20090216504 | SELECTING SPECTRAL ELEMENTS AND COMPONENTS FOR OPTICAL ANALYSIS SYSTEMS - Methods of selecting spectral elements and system components for a multivariate optical analysis system include providing spectral calibration data for a sample of interest; identifying a plurality of combinations of system components; modeling performance of a pilot system with one of the combinations of system components; determining optimal characteristics of the pilot system; and selecting optimal system components from among the combinations of system components. | 08-27-2009 |

20090216505 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT WELL PLACEMENT OPTIMIZATION - The disclosed methods, systems, and software are described for optimizing well placement in a reservoir field. A geological model of a reservoir field, a grid defining a plurality of cells, one or more wells to be located within the plurality of cells, and an objective function are all provided. The geological model is associated with the grid defining the plurality of cells. The locations of the wells are represented by continuous well location variables associated with a continuous spatial domain. A gradient of the objective function is calculated responsive to the continuous well location variables. The locations of the wells are then adjusted responsive to the calculated gradient of the objective function. Iterative calculation of the gradient and adjustment of the wells continue until the well locations are optimized. A visual representation of the reservoir field can be generated based on the optimized well placements. | 08-27-2009 |

20090216506 | METHOD AND SYSTEM THAT OPTIMIZES MEAN PROCESS PERFORMANCE AND PROCESS ROBUSTNESS - A method, system and computer readable medium are disclosed. The method, system and computer readable medium comprises providing a mathematically linked multi-step process for simultaneously determining operating conditions of a system or process that will result in optimum performance in both mean performance requirements and system robustness requirements. In a method and system in accordance with the present embodiment, the steps can be applied to any data array that contains the two coordinated data elements defined previously (independent variables and response variables), and for which a response prediction model can be derived that relates the two elements. The steps are applied to each row of the data array, and result in a predicted C | 08-27-2009 |

20090222243 | Adaptive Analytics - A computer-implemented method includes receiving a new data record associated with a transaction, and generating, using an adaptive model executed by the computer, a score to represent a likelihood that the transaction is associated with fraud. The adaptive model employs feedback from one or more external data sources, the feedback containing information about one or more previous data records associated with fraud and non-fraud by at least one of the one or more external data sources. Further, the adaptive model uses the information about the one or more previous data records as input variables to update scoring parameters used to generate the score for the new data record. | 09-03-2009 |

20090222244 | Method of Estimating information on projection conditions by a projection machine and a device thereof - A method of eliminating information on the projection states of projection elements (P) by using an analysis model in which discharged projection elements (P) repeatedly collided with rotation blades ( | 09-03-2009 |

20090222245 | Method, computer, and recording medium storing a program for computing engine design variables - For a plurality of combinations of a plurality of operating states included in an operating range of an engine and for a plurality of combinations of a plurality of objective variables, a system, which calculates design variables, includes a calculating device for obtaining global optimal solutions of the design variables that minimize or maximize a sum of the plurality of objective variables, which respectively correspond to the plurality of combinations of the plurality of operating states; a receiving device for receiving designation of an upper limit or a lower limit of the plurality of objective variables; and a searching device for searching for global optimal solutions that result in the smoothest change in the design variables when changing the operating states in a range of the received upper limit to the received lower limit of the objective variables, with one of the global optimal solutions as an initial value set. | 09-03-2009 |

20090240476 | Method and device for forecasting computational needs of an application - The invention comprises methods and devices of forecasting future computational needs of an application based on input load, where the application comprises a plurality of processes executed on a plurality of computing devices. The method of the invention proceeds by monitoring at least a computational load characteristic of at least a first process executed on a first computing device and a second process executed on a second computing device. A mathematical relationship between input load and the computational load characteristic is established, and future computational needs are forecasted based on the established mathematical relationship. | 09-24-2009 |

20090240477 | Simulation apparatus, simulation system, and simulation method - A simulation apparatus includes an arithmetic process unit | 09-24-2009 |

20090240478 | Earth Stress Analysis Method For Hydrocarbon Recovery - A method and apparatus for systematic, transient analysis method 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 and/or withdrawal of pressurized fluids are provided. | 09-24-2009 |

20090240479 | METHOD OF IDENTIFYING AN ANTINODE OF A PRIMARY VIBRATION MODE OF A GOLF CLUB HEAD - This invention provides a method of identifying an antinode of a primary vibration mode of the golf club head having a hollow golf club head having a face portion, a crown portion, a sole portion, and a side portion. A viscoelastic body is to be mounted in at least one of the face portion, crown portion, sole portion, and side portion. The viscoelastic body is mounted in a part of a portion where the viscoelastic body is to be mounted, the part corresponding to an antinode of a primary vibration mode. | 09-24-2009 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20090265149 | Method and System for Extracting a Model of Disturbances Induced by Rotating Mechanisms - The subject invention is a method and system for extracting a model of disturbances induced by rotating mechanisms. Such disturbances can prevent precision structures such as telescopes from meeting their design requirements for dynamic stability. The invention extracts a model of the disturbances from available data, that can be used to predict, identify, and eliminate problematic system performance in the presence of spinning mechanisms. | 10-22-2009 |

20090265150 | METHOD FOR REDUCING MODEL ORDER EXPLOITING SPARSITY - A method for reducing the order of system models exploiting sparsity is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method receives a system model having a first system order. The system model contains a plurality of system nodes, a plurality of system matrices. The system nodes are reordered and a reduced order system is constructed by a matrix decomposition (e.g., Cholesky or LU decomposition) on an expansion frequency without calculating a projection matrix. The reduced order system model has a lower system order than the original system model. | 10-22-2009 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20090271159 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING A PHYSICAL MOLECULAR MODEL WITH A COMPUTER-BASED VISUALIZATION AND SIMULATION MODEL - Modeling systems are enhanced by combining physical and virtual modeling techniques to create a hybrid modeling system. Manipulation of physical models results in updated real-time physical characteristics being provided to a virtual model. User manipulation of virtual model characteristics can also be provided and implemented on the physical model using actuators and control devices. The invention also enables multiple users to simultaneously construct and manipulate different portions of a physical model, e.g., of an atom or a molecule, and to have the results of these manipulations provided to a computer system for computational analysis. The results of such analyses can be electronically returned to the physical model, e.g., wirelessly. | 10-29-2009 |

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 |

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 |

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20090312990 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING SUITABLE MESHES FOR HYBRID RANS/LES MODELLING - A method of generating a mesh of an object ( | 12-17-2009 |

20090312991 | Analysis method using finite element method, program causing computer to execute same, and system for same - An FEM analysis system is provided which is capable of analyzing with high accuracy and within a short time in a drop shock analysis of electronic devices in which a very small mesh size is incorporated. Processing to be performed by an optimal solution selecting and analyzing section includes a step of checking whether an analysis to be performed is a shock analysis, a step of searching for a minimum mesh size when the analysis to be performed is judged to be a shock analysis, a step of creating a simplified analysis model using the minimum mesh size, a step of performing a preliminary analysis on a simplified model by an implicit method and explicit method, and a step of selecting either of the implicit method or explicit method as an optimal analysis method by comparing results from preliminary analysis, results from these analyses and experiments or exact solution. | 12-17-2009 |

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 |

20090312993 | TAPE COURSE GENERATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROGRAMMING A COMPOSITE TAPE LAMINATION MACHINE - A method of defining a composite tape course to form at least a portion of a composite part ply comprises approximating a contoured surface with a reference plane. The method further includes selecting a three-dimensional reference surface to approximate the contoured surface and defining a first function to correlate a first point from the contoured surface to a first intermediate point on the reference surface. The method includes selecting the reference plane to approximate the reference surface, defining a second function to correlate the first intermediate point to a reference point in the reference plane, and mapping a ply boundary from the contoured surface to a reference ply boundary in the reference plane. A tape boundary may be mapped from the contoured surface to a reference tape boundary in the reference plane. A tape edge may be defined based at least in part on a reference intersection of the reference ply boundary and the reference tape boundary in order to form at least a portion of the composite part ply using the defined tape edge. | 12-17-2009 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100057408 | FAST MULTIPHYSICS DESIGN AND SIMULATION TOOL FOR MULTITECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS - In one exemplary approach, a Schur complement-based boundary element method (BEM) is employed for predicting the motion of arbitrarily shaped three-dimensional particles under combined external and fluidic force fields. The BEM relies on modeling the surface of the computational domain, significantly reducing the number of unknowns when compared to volume-based methods. In addition, the Schur complement-based scheme enables a static portion of the computation to be computed only once for use in subsequent time steps, which leads to a tremendous reduction in solution time during time-stepping in the microfluidic domain. Parallelized oct-tree based O(N) multilevel iterative solvers are also used to accelerate the setup and solution costs. | 03-04-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100076734 | Method for simulating the ventilation of a liquid tank - Method for simulating the ventilation of a liquid tank ( | 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 |

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 |

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 |

20100082306 | System and method of computing the nature of atoms and molecules using classical physical laws - There is disclosed a method and system of physically solving the charge, mass, and current density functions of amino acids and peptide bonds with charged functional groups for proteins of any size and complexity by addition of the units, bases, 2-deoxyribose, ribose, phosphate backbone with charged functional groups for DNA of any size and complexity by addition of the units, organic ions, halobenzenes, phosphines, phosphates, phosphine oxides, phosphates, organogermanium and digermanium, organolead, organoarsenic, organoantimony, organobismuth, or any portion of these species using Maxwell's equations and computing and rendering the physical nature of the chemical bond using the solutions. The results can be displayed on visual or graphical media. The display can be static or dynamic such that electron motion and specie's vibrational, rotational, and translational motion can be displayed in an embodiment. The displayed information is useful to anticipate reactivity and physical properties. The insight into the nature of the chemical bond of at least one species can permit the solution and display of those of other species to provide utility to anticipate their reactivity and physical properties. | 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 |

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 |

20100088073 | FAST ALGORITHM FOR CONVEX OPTIMIZATION WITH APPLICATION TO DENSITY ESTIMATION AND CLUSTERING - A method of maximizing a concave log-likelihood function comprises: selecting a pair of parameters from a plurality of adjustable parameters of a concave log-likelihood function; maximizing a value of the concave log-likelihood function respective to an adjustment value to generate an optimal adjustment value, wherein the value of one member of the selected pair of parameters is increased by the adjustment value and the value of the other member of the selected pair of parameters is decreased by the adjustment value; updating values of the plurality of adjustable parameters by increasing the value of the one member of the selected pair of parameters by the optimized adjustment value and decreasing the value of the other member of the selected pair of parameters by the optimized adjustment value; and repeating the selecting, maximizing, and updating for different pairs of parameters to identify optimized values of the plurality of adjustable parameters. | 04-08-2010 |

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 |

20100088075 | CHEMICAL PROCESSING SYSTEM - A method of optimising apparatus utilised within a processing system includes defining a system model indicative of a predetermined range of apparatus options within a processing system, constraints indicative of feasible interconnections between each apparatus, and parameters indicative of performance criteria associated with each apparatus. The system model is analysed with respect to predetermined criteria to determine a preferred arrangement of apparatus within the processing system. A parameter relating to at least one apparatus is indicative of the availability and/or the reliability of the apparatus expressed as a function of time. | 04-08-2010 |

20100088076 | FULLY COUPLED SIMULATION FOR FLUID FLOW AND GEOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES IN OILFIELD SIMULATION OPERATIONS - The invention relates to a computer system for modeling an oilfield having a subterranean formation and an underground reservoir therein. The computer system includes a repository storing a geomechanical model for representing at least a portion of the subterranean formation and the reservoir, the geomechanical model comprising a stress equation and a fluid flow equation, a processor and memory storing instructions when executed by the processor comprising functionalities for combining the stress equation and the fluid flow equation into a matrix equation, and modeling the oilfield by solving the stress equation and the fluid flow equation simultaneously. | 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 tool. | 04-08-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100100360 | MODEL-BASED ROAD SURFACE CONDITION IDENTIFICATION - A method is provided for determining a state of a road condition using a linear model-based estimation technique. Two vehicle reference models are defined to represent vehicles operating under non-slippery and slippery road surfaces respectively. An index that reflects the vehicle understeer characteristics is also defined. Indices are determined from the reference models under the non-slippery road surface, the slippery road surface, and from vehicle sensor measurement, respectively. A first root mean square deviation is calculated between the index of reference model under non-slippery road surface and the index calculated based on sensor measurement. A second root mean square deviation is calculated between the index of reference model under slippery road surface and the index calculated based on sensor measurement. A probability analysis is applied as a function of probability density functions for identifying the condition of the road surface between a non-slippery road surface and a slippery road surface. | 04-22-2010 |

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 |

20100100362 | Point-Based Shape Matching And Distance Applied To Ear Canal Models - A method for determining a degree of similarity between ear canal models includes receiving a first mesh model representing an inner surface of a first ear. A set of points is sampled within the first mesh model. Each of the sampled set of points is matched to a corresponding point of a second mesh model representing an inner surface of a second ear. A shape distance between the first mesh model and the second mesh model is calculated based on the matched sets of points. A determination of the degree of similarity between the inner surface of the first ear and the inner surface of the second ear is provided based on the calculated shape distance. | 04-22-2010 |

20100100363 | Determination of Melting Temperatures by Equation-Less Methods - Numerical determinations of the first derivatives of a melt curve data set are made. A baseline is determined for the first derivative values and the baseline is subtracted from the first derivative values to produce modified first derivative values. A first maximum value of the modified first derivative values is determined and said first maximum value represents a melting temperature Tm of a DNA sample. A model function, such as a Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) function, with parameters determined using a Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) regression process can also be used to find an approximation to the first derivative curve. The maximum values of the numerically determined first derivative values are used as initial conditions for parameters of the model function. The determined parameters provide one or more fractional melting temperature values, which can be returned, for example, displayed or otherwise used for further processing. | 04-22-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100106473 | MULTIPLE COMPARTMENT DOSING MODEL - The method for modeling a dosing regimen for a medicament includes providing a system having at least two biocompartments. The method determines steady state levels in each of the biocompartments. After that, the method provides for modifying values to calculate an amount of at least one protein in one of the biocompartments to which the protein is being transported. Next, the method calculates and integrates a weighted value of the protein to find a weighted area under the curve. Then, the method calculates and integrates a non-drug value of the protein to find a non-drug area under the curve. Finally, the method evaluates one or more dosing regimens by comparing the weighted area under the curve and the non-drug area under the curve of the protein to determine a net effect of the drug over the time period. | 04-29-2010 |

20100106474 | PASSIVITY ENFORCEMENT BY MODAL PERTURBATION - Residue perturbation is used for enforcing passivity of a linear response model of an electrical component having n>1 ports. According to an exemplary embodiment, a modal perturbation approach can be used, which allows weighted perturbation of the individual modes by the inverse of the corresponding eigenvalues. This provides superior results if the admittance or impedance matrix of the device has a large eigenvalue spread. | 04-29-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100121619 | System and Method of Computing and Rendering the Nature of Dipole Moments, Condensed Matter, and Reaction Kinetics - A method and system of physically solving the charge, mass, and current density functions of organic molecules using Maxwell's equations and computing and rendering the physical nature of the chemical bond using the solutions. The solutions can be used to solve the dipole moments in molecules or induced dipole moments between species that in turn can be used to solve condensed matter parameters and reaction kinetics. The results can be displayed on visual or graphical media. The display can be static or dynamic such that electron motion and specie's vibrational, rotational, and translational motion can be displayed in an embodiment. The displayed information is useful to anticipate reactivity and physical properties. The insight into the nature of the chemical bond of at least one species can permit the solution and display of those of other species to provide utility to anticipate their reactivity and physical properties. | 05-13-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100131247 | PREPARATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF OXYGENATED GASOLINES - A process for controlling the composition of an xBOB so that the xBOB will yield an oxygenate-containing gasoline which precisely meets desired specifications when mixed with the desired amount of oxygenate. The process involves blending a plurality of blendstocks to produce an xBOB, withdrawing a sample of the xBOB, obtaining spectroscopic measurements for the sample, applying mathematical models that were based on correlation of xBOB spectra to associated oxygenate-containing gasoline properties, to predict laboratory analysis results for oxygenate-containing gasoline properties, and using the analysis results to control and optimize the blending process. | 05-27-2010 |

20100131248 | REFERENCE MODEL FOR DATA-DRIVEN ANALYTICS - A taxonomy reference model for use in an analytical modeling component. The analytical modeling component defines analytical relationships between the model parameters using analytical relations. The analytical modeling component uses the analytical relations to identify which of the model parameters are known and which are unknown, and solves for the identified unknown model parameter(s). An analytics taxonomy categorizes the analytics relations into analytics categories. This analytics taxonomy may be domain-specific. Also, if the analytics drive visuals, the visuals could be taxonomized as well. If the analytics is driven by data, the data could also be taxonomized. | 05-27-2010 |

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 |

20100131250 | Methods for Handling Withdrawal of Streams from a Linear Programming Model Developed from a Thermodynamically-Based Reference Tool - Methods and systems for withdrawing a stream from a linear programming model of a manufacturing facility. In one embodiment, one or more independent input variables and one or more key output variables are specified within the linear programming model. A stream within the model to be at least partially withdrawn is identified, and a stream is preferably added to the model immediately downstream of the withdrawal point. The added stream has one or more component rates that are perturbed. The one or more key output variables are solved in response to the perturbation of the component rates to create a derivative for the perturbed component rates. The derivatives are negated, and an amount of withdrawal for the identified stream is specified. The resulting component rates of the stream to be at least partially withdrawn can be determined based on the specified amount of withdrawal and the negated derivatives to simulate an effect on the one or more key output variables. | 05-27-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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 |

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100292968 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNTHESIZING AND ANALYZING PATTERNS - Patterns (e.g., such as images, waveforms such as sounds, electromagnetic waves, or other signals, etc.) are synthesized, modulated and/or analyzed through the use of a computer programmed with a novel mathematical formula. The formula acts as a linear operator and can be used to create a variety of shapes, waveforms, and other representations. The formula greatly enhances ability in computer operations and provides a great savings in computer memory and a substantial increase in computing power. | 11-18-2010 |

20100292969 | METHOD FOR OPTIMISATION OF AN AVIONICS PLATFORM - The invention relates to a method for optimisation of the avionics platform of an aircraft, intended to implement a set of avionics functions. The association between the platform's functional architecture elements (functions, functional links) and the elements of its equipment architecture (equipment, network paths, direct physical links) are formalised by sets of constraints in the form of linear inequalities of decision variables. Certain segregation or co-location functional constraints are also envisaged. Optimisation of the avionics platform is achieved through the minimisation of cost functions which are linearly dependent on said decision variables. This minimisation under constraints is achieved in an effective manner by the Simplex algorithm. | 11-18-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20100305914 | Finite Difference Algorithm for Solving Lubrication Equations with Solute Diffusion - A computer implemented method for simulating a final pattern of a droplet of a fluid having a plurality of fluid properties is disclosed. The method includes using lubrication equations to represent solute flow, diffusion and evaporation of a droplet on a substrate. The method further includes solving the lubrication equations through temporal discretization and spatial discretization; and deriving the final pattern of the droplet from results of the solving. The final pattern is stored on a computer readable medium. | 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 |

20100305916 | METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA SIMULATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A meteorological simulation method acquires the geomorphological data of a predetermined region, acquires the meteorological data of the predetermined region entirely or partially, acquires the 3D spatial data of a partial region in the pre-determined region where the 3D space is defined by a plurality of grids, calculates the meteorological data in the predetermined region by using the geomorphological data and the meteorological data, acquires the attribute data of each grid including the geo-metrical factors of the plurality of grids of the partial region in the predetermined region, calculates heat radiation energy of every grid based on the attribute data of each grid, calculates the flux between a solid object or the like and the ground surface and the pressure variation on the boundary of the solid object and the atmosphere based on the heat radiation energy thus calculated, calculates the weather data on the boundary of the solid object or the like and the atmosphere based on the flux and pressure variation, and calculates the meteorological data in the predetermined region furthermore after predetermined time later by outputting the calculated meteorological data to an output until and using the meteorological data on the boundary of the solid object or the like and the atmosphere. | 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 |

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 |

20100305919 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODEL CHECKING BY INTERLEAVING STATELESS AND STATE-BASED METHODS - A method for symbolic model checking for sequential systems using a combination of state-based and state-less approaches. A state-based method is used to compute frontier states by building transition relations on-the-fly using control flow information of the system, and performing successive image computations until a memory bound is reached, and efficiently storing only the new frontier states as disjunctive partitions of Boolean and Arithmetic expressions. A stateless method is used to check reachability of given goal states from a heuristically chosen set of frontier states until depth/time bound is reached. These two methods are alternated until one of the following occurs: all frontier states are explored, all goal states are reached, all computing resources are exhausted. Even though we do not store the entire reachable state set, we guarantee a complete coverage for terminating programs without the need to compute a fixed-point. | 12-02-2010 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20110066407 | Systems and methods for determining volume of activation for spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation - This document discloses, among other things, systems and methods for determining volume of activation for spinal cord stimulation (“SCS”) using a finite element model (FEM) circuit to determine a FEM of an implanted electrode and a spinal cord in which the electrode is implanted, a Fourier FEM solver circuit to calculate a potential distribution in the spinal cord using information from the FEM circuit and a capacitive component of at least one of the implanted electrode and the spinal cord, and a volume of activation (VOA) circuit to predict a VOA using the potential distribution and a neuron model. | 03-17-2011 |

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 |

20110066409 | NETWORK ATTACK VISUALIZATION AND RESPONSE THROUGH INTELLIGENT ICONS - A network activity visualization system can include an MDL grammar database adapted to store a plurality of MDL grammars, and a pattern matching module adapted to match a received network activity data set against the MDL grammars by calculating a distance of the network activity data set from each MDL grammar. The system can also include an intelligent icon module adapted to receive the MDL grammars and distances of a network data set from each respective MDL grammar, and adapted to generate intelligent icons based on the MDL grammars and distances. The system can further include a display system adapted to display the intelligent icons so as to provide a visual indication of network security. | 03-17-2011 |

20110066410 | CIRCUIT SIMULATION METHOD - A exemplary aspect of the present invention is a simulation method for a semiconductor circuit that includes: a well resistor comprising a terminal region and a main body; and a plurality of contacts formed above the terminal region, the simulation method comprising: modeling a parasitic resistance Rt | 03-17-2011 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20110082671 | DESIGNING REAL-WORLD OBJECTS USING THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MULTIPLE DESIGN VARIABLES AND SYSTEM PROPERTIES - A method for the computerized design of real-world object uses knowledge of already existing designs and their physical performance numbers. During the design process, a plurality of design variables are adapted, and the result of the design has improved physical performance numbers when converted into the real-world Object. The design process is decomposed in parallel streams of optimization modules, with each optimization module individually optimizing a group of interrelated design variables. The functional interrelation between design variables is evaluated using an interaction information representing the functional dependency between the design variables and the physical performance numbers. | 04-07-2011 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20110093243 | METHOD FOR MULTI-SCALE MESHING OF BRANCHING BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES - A structural and functional model for a lung or similar organ is virtually defined by encoding aspects of branching passageways. Larger passageways that are visible in medical images are surface mesh fitted to the anatomical surface geometry. Smaller distal passageways, beyond a given number of branch generations, are modeled by inference as linear passages with nominal diameters and branching characteristics, virtually filling the space within the outer envelope of the organ. The model encodes finite volumetric elements for elasticity and compliance in passageway walls, and for local pressure and flow conditions in passageway lumens during respiration. The modeling can assess organ performance, help to plan surgery or therapy, determine likely particle deposition, assess respiratory pharmaceutical dosing, and otherwise represent structural and functional organ parameters. | 04-21-2011 |

20110093244 | Analysis of Transcriptomic Data Using Similarity Based Modeling - An analytic apparatus and method is provided for diagnosis, prognosis and biomarker discovery using transcriptome data such as mRNA expression levels from microarrays, proteomic data, and metabolomic data. The invention provides for model-based analysis, especially using kernel-based models, and more particularly similarity-based models. Model-derived residuals advantageously provide a unique new tool for insights into disease mechanisms. Localization of models provides for improved model efficacy. The invention is capable of extracting useful information heretofore unavailable by other methods, relating to dynamics in cellular gene regulation, regulatory networks, biological pathways and metabolism. | 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20110131017 | DECENTRALIZED INDUSTRIAL PROCESS SIMULATION SYSTEM - A high fidelity distributed plant simulation technique includes a plurality of separate simulation modules that may be stored and executed separately in different drops or computing devices. The simulation modules communicate directly with one another to perform accurate simulation of a plant, without requiring a centralized coordinator to coordinate the operation of the simulation system. In particular, numerous simulation modules are created, with each simulation module including a model of an associated plant element and these simulation modules are stored in different drops of a computer network to perform distributed simulation of a plant or a portion of a plant. At least some of the simulation modules, when executing, perform mass flow balances taking into account process variables associated with adjacent simulation modules to thereby assure pressure, temperature and flow balancing (i.e., conservation of mass flow) through the entire simulation system. In a dynamic situation, a transient mass storage relay technique is used to account for transient changes in mass flow through any non-storage devices being simulated by the simulation modules. Moreover, adjacent simulation modules located in different drops communicate directly with one another using a background processing task, which simplifies communications between adjacent simulation modules without the need for a central coordinator. | 06-02-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20110131020 | DIP GUIDED FULL WAVEFORM INVERSION - A method of determining seismic data velocity models comprising dip-guided full waveform inversion that obtains a better velocity model with less computational requirements. DG-FWI quickly converges to provide a better image, obtains better amplitudes, and relies less on lower frequencies. Improved image quality allows detailed seismic analyses, accurate identification of lithological features, and imaging near artifacts and other anomalies. | 06-02-2011 |

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 |

20110131022 | ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH AND BLOOD PRESSURE SIGNALS SIMULATOR - System, methods, and apparatuses produce simulated human physiological waveforms such as electrocardiograph (ECG) and blood pressure signals where the microcontroller and/or digital-to-analog converters may be switched to a lower power-consuming state by programmable instructions and switched on in response to a programmable sleep timer. | 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 |

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 |

20110137623 | Method for the numerical simulation of incompressible fluid flows - The invention relates to a method for the numerical simulation of incompressible fluid flows which are described by a system of equations which comprises at least mass and pulse conservation equations for incompressible fluid flows from which, based on an algorithm (A), flow parameters are determined by means of a numeric projection method, wherein the algorithm (A) comprises at least three process steps (P | 06-09-2011 |

20110137624 | Method Of Maximizing Shipping Efficiency Of Absorbent Articles - A shipping optimization process for articles having a substantially airfelt free absorbent core is provided. The process includes the steps of identifying an optimized diaper; identifying an optimized bag for holding two or more optimized diapers; identifying an optimized box for holding two or more optimized bags; identifying an optimized pallet and arranging the optimized boxes thereon; and identifying an optimized load plan for a vehicle and arranging the optimized pallets therein. The vehicle has a calculated Load Factor of from about 0.7 to about 1.0 when the vehicle is loaded with the optimized pallets. | 06-09-2011 |

20110137625 | Methods and Apparatus for Determining Electromagnetic Scattering Properties and Structural Parameters of Periodic Structures - Numerical calculation of electromagnetic scattering properties and structural parameters of periodic structures is disclosed. A reflection coefficient has a representation as a bilinear or sesquilinear form. Computations of reflection coefficients and their derivatives for a single outgoing direction can benefit from an adjoint-state variable. Because the linear operator is identical for all angles of incidence that contribute to the same outgoing wave direction, there exists a single adjoint-state variable that generates all reflection coefficients from all incident waves that contribute to the outgoing wave. This adjoint-state variable can be obtained by numerically solving a single linear system, whereas one otherwise would need to solve a number of linear systems equal to the number of angles of incidence. | 06-09-2011 |

20110137626 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED CONSTRUCTION OF ORTHODONTIC REFERENCE OBJECTS - System and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects, such as the occlusal plane, arch form, and the local occlusal plane for a patient's teeth are disclosed. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented system and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects comprises receiving three dimensional data for the teeth, setting an initial direction for a normal of the occlusal plane, determining tips for selected teeth, calculating a plane that matches the determined tip, and determining a new normal for the calculated plane. | 06-09-2011 |

20110137627 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HOMOLOGOUS CONTROL OF NETWORKS - A system and method for creating at least one new network, comprising: selecting at least one node and at least one set of reactions where reagents in each reaction of the at least one set of reactions are known in at least one reference network; and creating at least one new network by causing the at least one new network to behave in a similar way with respect to the at least one node and the at least one set of reactions as the at least one reference network reacts with the at least one node and the at least one set of reactions. | 06-09-2011 |

20110137628 | METHOD FOR TRANSFORMATION AND IMAGING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC SURVEY DATA FOR SUBMARINE HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS - A method for processing, transforming and mapping subsea survey data arranged to detect earth formations including hydrocarbon reservoirs is proposed. The method differs from known methods by including a real configuration of the sounding system and parameters for a given area of a reference model and by a method for processing and transforming the measured signals. | 06-09-2011 |

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 |

20110137630 | METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY OF MILK PRODUCING ANIMALS - A method is disclosed for calculating a transition monitor value for one or more milk-producing animals so as to enable its use in evaluating and optimally managing the health and productivity (i.e., the transition performance) of those individual animals and of their herds. An expected milk production is calculated for a given time period of a current lactation based both on the individual's performance in her previous lactation and on her current state. Transition monitor values are calculated as the difference between actual and expected milk production values. The transition monitor values can then be used to evaluate and to optimize the health and productivity of both individuals and herds of individuals and to make comparisons of transition monitor programs both within and between herds. | 06-09-2011 |

20110144958 | DETECTION OF DESIGN REDUNDANCY - Augmented-domain simulation, such as ternary-based simulation may be utilized to approximate a reachability analysis of a model being model checked. The approximated reachability analysis may be utilized to detect design redundancies and modify the model to remove such redundancies. Design redundancies may include unobservable variables, mergeable variables and utilization of surplus domains. | 06-16-2011 |

20110144959 | FAST ANALYSIS METHOD OF STEADY-STATE FIELDS, FAST ANALYSIS PROGRAM OF STEADY-STATE FIELDS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A fast analysis method of steady-state fields performs arithmetic processing over plural time steps, performs transient analysis on the basis of an equation having a time derivative term, obtains a physical quantity of an analysis object, and includes the steps of reading input data including a time average width necessary to perform time averaging on the physical quantity, a phase width of a fundamental wave corresponding to the time average width, or a time step width necessary to perform the time averaging, and finite element modeling data of the analysis object by the arithmetic device; obtaining a time-averaged physical quantity using the time average width, the phase width of the fundamental wave, or the time step width by the arithmetic device; and obtaining a steady-state field of the physical quantity through a correction of the physical quantity using the time average quantity by the arithmetic device. | 06-16-2011 |

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 |

20110144961 | PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR MODELING SYSTEM - A processing system, method, and program for a modeling system. A math equation including a differential equation is prepared. A CAS solves the differential equation normally and by using an interval coefficient in accordance with an interval analysis technique. A coefficient vector of the two solutions are compared to determine if a distance between the vectors is equal to or less than a preset value, and if so, the CAS solves the math equation including a differential equation with the target coefficient set to zero. The coefficient vectors of the solution thus obtained and the normally solved solution are compared to determine if the distance between the vectors is equal to or less than a preset value, and if so, the differential equation is simplified by omitting a term of the target coefficient from the differential equation. | 06-16-2011 |

20110153287 | CONTACT LENS EYE MODEL - A model for testing contact lens designs is used in applications such as methods for designing contact lenses in which one subjects a lens design to the model, determines whether the lens meets its design objectives by application of the model, keeps the lens design if it does, and modifies the lens design if it does not. | 06-23-2011 |

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 |

20110153289 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPECIFYING SYSTEM LEVEL CONSTRAINTS IN A CROSS-FABRIC DESIGN ENVIRONMENT - A method of specifying system level constraints for connecting an interface of an electronic device between first and second fabrics includes specifying one or more first condition relating to a placement of the interface, specifying one or more second condition relating to a connection of a net in the interface between the first and second fabrics, generating one or more first equation expressing the first condition as a function of the location of the connectors, generating one or more second equation expressing the second condition as a function of the location of connectors, generating one or more third equation expressing an optimality criterion for the interface, and outputting the one or more first equation, the one or more second equation and the one or more third equation to a data file in a computer readable format. | 06-23-2011 |

20110153290 | 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. | 06-23-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20110161060 | Optimization-Based exact formulation and solution of crowd simulation in virtual worlds - A method of computing a collision-free velocity ( | 06-30-2011 |

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 |

20110166835 | ANALYZING ANTICIPATED VALUE AND EFFORT IN USING CLOUD COMPUTING TO PROCESS A SPECIFIED WORKLOAD - Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method and system for rapidly identifying workloads that are and are not appropriate for transformation and processing on a cloud computing environment. One embodiment comprises a method for providing a user entity with a measurement of at least one of the value which will be realized, and the effort which will be required, if a given workload selected from one or more workloads associated with a user entity is delivered to a cloud computing environment for processing thereby, instead of being processed by the user entity processing system. The method comprises specifying a plurality of attributes, wherein each attribute pertains to a characteristic that the user entity processing system possesses to some extent, with respect to the given workload. The method further comprises acquiring input data for each attribute, wherein input data for a given attribute provides a measurement, on a prespecified scale, that 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 used in a specified mathematical model to compute a final score, wherein the final score comprises the measurement, selectively, of the value which will be realized, or the effort which will be required. | 07-07-2011 |

20110166836 | FAST TRACKING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AIR TRAFFRIC MODELING USING A MONOTONIC LAGRANGIAN GRID - Computer implemented methods and systems using a multidimensional Monotonic Lagrangian Grid (MLG) to sort and order locations of aircraft, are used for simulating, controlling, and optimizing aircraft traffic systems. The MLG is combined with algorithms for collision detection and resolution, separation assurance, and updating aircraft trajectories, and applied to test cases of the air transportation system. Physical locations describing aircraft traffic moving in complex paths are stored into a data structure of the multidimensional MLG algorithm. The moving aircraft traffic platforms are sorted and ordered on a grid structure in real space and in an indexing space, causing a monotonic mapping between indices of the grid structure and locations describing the plurality of moving aircraft. Computer operations using data stored in the multidimensional MLG determine control strategies for aircraft separation assurance and optimum routes to circumvent blockages in transport paths. | 07-07-2011 |

20110166837 | Reamer and Bit Interaction Model System and Method - Teachings of the disclosure are directed to a reamer and/or bit interaction model system and method. The method may include receiving performance data regarding a cutting structure, and calculating a characteristic curve, using the performance data. The characteristic curve may be weight-based and/or torque-based. The method may also include storing the characteristic curve. In particular embodiments, the characteristic curve may include either weight on cutting structure or torque on the cutting structure, as a function of the rate of penetration. | 07-07-2011 |

20110166838 | ALGORITHMS FOR OUTCOME PREDICTION IN PATIENTS WITH NODE-POSITIVE CHEMOTHERAPY-TREATED BREAST CANCER - The invention relates to methods for predicting an outcome of cancer in a patient suffering from cancer, said patient having been previously diagnosed as node positive and treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy, said method comprising determining in a biological sample from said patient an expression level of a plurality of genes selected from the group consisting of ACTG1, CAl2, CALM2, CCND1, CHPT1, CLEC2B, CTSB, CXCL13, DCN, DHRS2, EIF4B, ERBB2, ESR1, FBXO28, GABRP, GAPDH, H2AFZ, IGFBP3, IGHG1, IGKC, KCTD3, KIAA0101, KRT17, MLPH, MMP1, NAT1, NEK2, NR2F2, OAZ1, PCNA, PDLIM5, PGR, PPIA, PRC1, RACGAP1, RPL37A, SOX4, TOP2A, UBE2C and VEGF; ABCB1, ABCG2, ADAM15, AKR1C1, AKR1C3, AKT1, BANF1, BCL2, BIRC5, BRMS1, CASP10, CCNE2, CENPJ, CHPT1, EGFR, CTTN, ERBB3, ERBB4, FBLN1, FIP1L1, FLT1, FLT4, FNTA, GATA3, GSTP1, Herstatin, IGF1R, IGHM, KDR, KIT, CKRT5, SLC39A6, MAPK3, MAPT, MKI67, MMP7, MTA1, FRAP1, MUC1, MYC, NCOA3, NFIB, OLFM1, TP53, PCNA, PI3K, PPERLD1, RAB31, RAD54B, RAF1, SCUBE2, STAU, TINF2, TMSL8, VGLL1, TRA@, TUBA1, TUBB, TUBB2A. | 07-07-2011 |

20110166839 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE ESTIMATING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ELECTRICAL DEVICES - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system for estimating electrical power usage of commercially available devices utilizing a portable computing device equipped with a digital camera. In some embodiments, initial input to the system is accomplished by taking a digital photograph of an electrical device surface. The goal is to capture text or other marks such as barcodes, provided by the device manufacturer, from which power usage of the device can be determined. Next, OCR (optical character recognition) is used to retrieve text from the digital photograph. If the power usage of the device can be determined from the captured text, power parameters such as voltage, amperes and watts are provided to the system user on the display of the mobile device. In the event that text capture is unsuccessful, power parameters can be entered into the system by means of an input device such as a keyboard or touchscreen. At this point an estimate of electrical device usage during a particular time period, such as a week, can be input into the system. The system will then calculate power usage over a specific time period (e.g., one month) for the electrical device and show the result on the system display. | 07-07-2011 |

20110166840 | Systems and Methods For Subsurface Electromagnetic Mapping - Systems and methods which provide electromagnetic subsurface mapping to derive information with respect to subsurface features whose sizes are near to or below the resolution of electromagnetic data characterizing the subsurface are shown. Embodiments operate to identify a region of interest ( | 07-07-2011 |

20110172973 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING EQUIPMENT FAILURES AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES - A computer implemented method may be used for analyzing equipment failures and maintenance schedules. An equipment maintenance system generates a model of equipment and components of each piece of equipment. In one embodiment, the model is a tree representation. The equipment maintenance system may then determine estimated failure information for each component based on a selected statistical model. The equipment maintenance system may also generate a maintenance schedule based on the determined estimated failure information for each component of the equipment. In one embodiment, the equipment maintenance system displays the equipment maintenance information. | 07-14-2011 |

20110172974 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIA STRUCTURE MEASUREMENT - A system for via structure measurement is disclosed. The system comprises a reflectometer, a simulation unit and a comparing unit. The reflectometer is configured to collect a measured diffraction spectrum of at least a via. The simulation unit is configured to provide simulated diffraction spectrums of the at least a via. The comparing unit is configured to determine at least a depth and at least a bottom profile of the at least a via by comparing the collected diffraction spectrum and the simulated diffraction spectrums. | 07-14-2011 |

20110172975 | GENERATION AND REPRODUCTION OF DNA SEQUENCES AND ANALYSIS OF POLYMORPHISMS AND MUTATIONS BY USING ERROR-CORRECTING CODES - The present invention relates to a method that uses error-coding codes for validating polymorphisms and mutations/alterations in a DNA sequence which encodes a polypeptide sequence. The present invention also relates to a digital communication system for carrying out the method, employing a model for the biological coding system which resembles the most efficient digital communication. The method and digital communication system may be useful for the predictive analysis of diseases originated by mutations or polymorphisms in genes. | 07-14-2011 |

20110172976 | Robust Well Trajectory Planning - A robust well trajectory planning and drilling or completion planning system that integrates well trajectory optimization and well development planning optimization so that optimized solutions are generated simultaneously. The optimization model can consider unknown parameters having uncertainties directly within the optimization model. The model can systematically address uncertain data and well trajectory, for example, comprehensively or even taking all uncertain data into account. Accordingly, the optimization model can provide flexible optimization solutions that remain feasible over an uncertainty space. Once the well trajectory and drilling or completion plan are optimized, final development plans may be generated. Additionally, the optimization model may generate and implement modified well development planning and modified well trajectory in real-time. | 07-14-2011 |

20110172977 | METHOD OF MODELLING A SUBTERRANEAN REGION OF THE EARTH BY PERFORMING A BAYESIAN INVERSION - A method of modelling a subterranean region of the Earth at a first location comprises the steps of: providing geological data; selecting a plurality of facies; providing a distribution of rock physics probability with spatial dependencies; approximating the rock physics probability at the first location with at least one distribution per facies utilizing the spatial dependencies in the rock physics probability distribution; and performing a Bayesian inversion at the first location using the approximation of the rock physics probability distribution. The method may also employ a window comprising the first location and at least one further location. | 07-14-2011 |

20110172978 | Computational Model of the Internal Human Pelvic Environment - A computational model of the internal human pelvic environment. The model comprises meshed finite element regions corresponding to internal tissues or organs selected from the group consisting of pelvic muscles, vagina, vaginal walls, intestinal tissues, bowel tissues, bladder, bladder walls, cervix, and combinations thereof. | 07-14-2011 |

20110178779 | Probability of Accidental Garment Match - A digital image of a first garment having one or more first garment portions is received. A user has identified the first garment portions as matching one or more corresponding second garment portions of a second garment. The probability of accidental match of the first garment within the digital image in relation to the second garment is determined, by using a statistical model based on one or more parameters and based on analyses of the first garment portions. The probability of accidental match is output. | 07-21-2011 |

20110178780 | Characterisation of soft body impacts - The fragmentation of a bird or similar soft body, following its impact on an angled target plate, is modelled by representing the body as a combination of fragments and slurry, their relative proportions depending on the severity and angle of impact. The method is particularly suitable for modelling the behaviour of a bird striking an obscuring intake of a gas turbine engine. | 07-21-2011 |

20110178781 | METHOD FOR BUILDING MAGNETIC BEAD MATHEMATICAL MODEL - A method for building a magnetic bead mathematical model includes defining component elements of the model of the magnetic bead, building the model of the magnetic bead, obtaining a characteristic curve of an impedance of a magnetic bead in a standard magnetic bead specification of the magnetic bead, ascertaining parameters of the component elements, simulating the model of the magnetic bead, and comparing the characteristic curve with the characteristic curve in the standard magnetic bead specification, to further optimize the mode of the magnetic bead. | 07-21-2011 |

20110178782 | Method for Estimating Geometric Error Between Linear Axis and Rotary Axis in a Multi-Axis Machine Tool - A method of estimating a geometric error between a linear axis and a rotary axis in a multi-axis machine tool is provided, the method including creating a circular path under the control of one or more drive axes and measuring a radial error of the circular path using a ball bar, defining the relationship between position-dependent geometric error parameters and position-independent geometric error parameters and measured data using an error synthesis model and an equation of a ball bar, defining a linear equation with unknown position-independent geometric error parameters by removing higher order terms of the position-dependent geometric error parameters and position-independent geometric error parameters, and obtaining the position-independent geometric error parameters through least squares from the linear equation. | 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 |

20110178784 | ELECTRO-OCULOGRAPHY ESTIMATING DEVICE, ELECTRO-OCULOGRAPHY CALCULATING METHOD, EYE-GAZE TRACKING DEVICE, WEARABLE CAMERA, HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY, AND ELECTRONIC EYEGLASSES - An electro-oculography estimating device includes: a distance obtaining unit which obtains a right-eye corneal distance, a right-eye retinal distance, a left-eye corneal distance, and a left-eye retinal distance; and an electro-oculography theoretical value calculating unit which calculates an electro-oculography theoretical value generated at the given three-dimensional positions, based on the right-eye corneal distance, the right-eye retinal distance, the left-eye corneal distance, and the left-eye retinal distance that are obtained by the distance obtaining unit, as an input into an electro-oculography model that is a function for calculating the electro-oculography theoretical value generated in the given three-dimensional spatial position, based on the right-eye corneal distance, the right-eye retinal distance, the left-eye corneal distance, and the left-eye retinal distance. | 07-21-2011 |

20110178785 | Calibration Method and Apparatus - Calibration of an angularly resolved scatterometer is performed by measuring a target in two or more different arrangements. The different arrangements cause radiation being measured in an outgoing direction to be different combinations of radiation illuminating the target from ingoing directions. A reference mirror measurement may also be performed. The measurements and modeling of the difference between the first and second arrangements is used to estimate separately properties of the ingoing and outgoing optical systems. The modeling may account for symmetry of the respective periodic target. The modeling typically accounts for polarizing effects of the ingoing optical elements, the outgoing optical elements and the respective periodic target. The polarizing effects may be described in the modeling by Jones calculus or Mueller calculus. The modeling may include a parameterization in terms of basis functions such as Zernike polynomials. | 07-21-2011 |

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 |

20110184705 | DPLL-BASED SAT SOLVER USING WITH APPLICATION-AWARE BRANCHING - A system and method for determining satisfiability of a bounded model checking instance by restricting the decision variable ordering of the SAT solver to a sequence wherein a set of control state variables is given higher priority over the rest variables appearing in the formula. The order for control state variables is chosen based on an increasing order of the control path distance of corresponding control states from the target control state. The order of the control variables is fixed, while that of the rest is determined by the SAT search. Such a decision variable ordering strategy leads to improved performance of SAT solver by early detection and pruning of the infeasible path segments that are closer to target control state. | 07-28-2011 |

20110184706 | OPTIMIZATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A first model expression having a first order and representing a relationship between evaluation indicators and the design parameters and a second model expression having a second order higher than the first order and representing a relationship between them are generated. Then, according to a quantifier elimination method, values of said design parameters, which realize an optimum solution of the first model expression, are calculated. And, a design parameter whose value is identical to an upper limit value or a lower limit value is identified, and the second model expression is transformed by substituting the upper limit value or the lower limit value, as a value of the identified design parameter, for the second model expression. Finally, according to the quantifier elimination method, values of the design parameters in the transformed second model expression, which realize an optimum solution of the transformed second model expression, is calculated. | 07-28-2011 |

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 |

20110184708 | SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION APPARATUS - An arithmetic device calculates the surface potential of a silicon layer by performing computation based on a mathematical expression and device parameters stored in a storage device. Likewise, the arithmetic device calculates the surface potential of a bulk layer under a buried oxide film when the silicon layer is in a partially depleted state and when the silicon is in a fully depleted state. The arithmetic device then performs computation based on the calculated surface potential of the silicon layer, the calculated surface potential of the bulk layer, and mathematical expressions stored in the storage device, and obtains the surface potential of the bulk layer by, iterative calculation. The arithmetic device performs computation based on the surface potential of the bulk layer obtained by iterative calculation and mathematical expressions stored in the storage device, and calculates the lower surface potential of the silicon layer. | 07-28-2011 |

20110191071 | CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS TOOL FOR STRUCTURES - An emission estimation apparatus running a program configured to perform a method of calculating the amount of carbon generated during the life span of a structure by displaying a graphical user interface stored in the memory of the apparatus which is configured to gather structural information pertaining of the structure, receiving structural information from the graphical user interface into the memory of the apparatus which includes 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 received by the processor, estimating, by the processor, 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 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, and displaying the total estimated amount of carbon emitted due the construction and repair of the structure on a display unit. | 08-04-2011 |

20110191072 | FULLY-INTEGRATED HEXAHEDRAL ELEMENTS CONFIGURED FOR REDUCING SHEAR LOCKING IN FINITE ELEMENT METHOD - Improved 8-node hexahedral elements configured for reducing shear locking in finite element method are disclosed. According to one aspect, aspect-ratio based scale factors are introduced to modify partial derivatives of the isoparametric shape function of the hexahedral element with respect to isoparametric dimensions, respectively. The modified derivatives are used for calculating the Jacobian matrix thereby the rate-of-strain. The scale factor is configured such that no changes for a perfect cubic solid element (i.e., element having aspect ratio of 1 (one) in all three spatial dimensions), while significant changes for element having poor aspect ratio. In other words, elements with poor aspect ratio are mapped to a perfect cubic element using the aspect-ratio based scale factors. According to anther aspect, off-diagonal components in the local Jacobian matrix are directly modified by cancelling terms related to spurious shear deformation modes. This measure completely alleviates the shear locking effect even for perfectly shaped elements. | 08-04-2011 |

20110191073 | Methods and Apparatus for Direct-Global Separation of Light Using Angular Filtering - In an exemplary implementation of this invention, light from a scattering scene passes through a spatial light attenuation pattern and strikes a sensor plane of a camera. Based on said camera's measurements of the received light, a processing unit calculates angular samples of the received light. Light that strikes the sensor plane at certain angles comprises both scattered and directly transmitted components; whereas light that strikes at other angles comprises solely scattered light. A processing unit calculates a polynomial model for the intensity of scattered-only light that falls at the latter angles, and further estimates the direct-only component of the light that falls at the former angles. Further, a processing unit may use the estimated direct component to calculate a reconstructed 3D shape, such as a 3D shape of a finger vein pattern, using an algebraic reconstruction technique. | 08-04-2011 |

20110191074 | Systems and Methods for Performing Stress Intensity Factor Calculations Using Non-Singluar Finite Elements - Systems and methods are disclosed for determining stress intensity factors. In one or more embodiments, the method can include the steps of defining a crack tip zone about one or more crack tips of one or more arbitrarily shaped cracks in an arbitrarily shaped solid. The one or more crack tip zones can be constrained within a finite element model representation mesh of the arbitrarily shaped solid to provide one or more constrained crack tip zones. The combination of the finite element model representation mesh and the one or more constrained crack tip zones can be processed to determine the stress intensity factor for each of the one or more arbitrarily shaped cracks. | 08-04-2011 |

20110191075 | Dental Crowding Analysis Tool - An electronic three-dimensional (3D) model of a dental arch is displayed. An ideal arch is superimposed on the dental arch. The shape of the ideal arch is adjusted in response to adjustment input from a user. Furthermore, a tooth width is calculated for teeth in the dental arch. A crowding score is calculated based on a comparison of a length of the ideal arch and a tooth width total, the tooth width total based at least in part on a total of the tooth widths for the teeth. | 08-04-2011 |

20110191076 | ERROR DETECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM - Provided are a method which permits complete training data and data with added errors, and enables the early and accurate discovery of errors in facilities such as a plant, and a system thereof. To achieve the objectives, (1) the behavior of temporal data is observed over time, and the trace is divided into clusters; (2) the divided cluster groups are modeled in sub spaces, and the discrepancy values are calculated as errors candidates; (3) the training data are used (compare, reference, etc.) for reference to determine the state transitions caused by the changes over time, the environmental changes, the maintenance (parts replacement), and the operation states; and (4) the modeling is a sub space method such as regression analysis or projection distance method of every N data removing N data items, (N=0, 1, 2, . . . ) (for example, when N=1, one error data item is considered to have been added, this data is removed, then the modeling is performed), or a local sub space method. Linear fitting in regression analysis is equivalent to the lowest order regression analysis. | 08-04-2011 |

20110191077 | ELECTRONIC STATE COMPUTING METHOD, ELECTRONIC STATE COMPUTING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A method for computing an exact solution for an electronic state of a substance by performing a first principle calculation using a computer, the method is characterized in that evaluating a deviation of an approximate value obtained by local density approximation or generalized gradient approximation from the exact solution of the electronic state to be obtained using an energy functional determined by an electronic density, a space derivative for the electronic density and fluctuations of physical quantities; and computing the exact solution by solving an optimization problem being defined by the energy functional. | 08-04-2011 |

20110196656 | Finite Difference Level Set Projection Method on Multi-Staged Quadrilateral Grids - A finite difference level set projection algorithm on multi-staged quadrilateral grids for simulation of a split liquid film between two rollers. From one stage to the next, the number of meshes in the vertical direction changes by a select factor to provide a good balance between resolution and number of meshes. Having fewer meshes at the nip (the smallest gap between the rollers), the multi-staged quadrilateral grid allows a much bigger time step and requires much less CPU time to reach the steady state. | 08-11-2011 |

20110196657 | Solving a Solute Lubrication Equation for 3D Droplet Evaporation on a Complicated OLED Bank Structure - The present invention is directed to simulating a droplet of a fluid, and may be embodied in a system, method or a computer-readable medium encoded with instructions for a processor to carry out such simulation. The present invention may evaluate differential equations, which may represent an approximation of behavior over time of the droplet on a non-flat substrate. The behavior that the differential equations represent may include diffusion in the droplet and evaporation of the droplet. | 08-11-2011 |

20110202322 | Computer Implemented Method for Discovery of Markov Boundaries from Datasets with Hidden Variables - Methods for Markov boundary discovery are important recent developments in pattern recognition and applied statistics, primarily because they offer a principled solution to the variable/feature selection problem and give insight about local causal structure. Currently there exist two major local method families for identification of Markov boundaries from data: methods that directly implement the definition of the Markov boundary and newer compositional Markov boundary methods that are more sample efficient and thus often more accurate in practical applications. However, in the datasets with hidden (i.e., unmeasured or unobserved) variables compositional Markov boundary methods may miss some Markov boundary members. The present invention circumvents this limitation of the compositional Markov boundary methods and proposes a new method that can discover Markov boundaries from the datasets with hidden variables and do so in a much more sample efficient manner than methods that directly implement the definition of the Markov boundary. In general, the inventive method transforms a dataset with many variables into a minimal reduced dataset where all variables are needed for optimal prediction of some response variable. The power of the invention was empirically demonstrated with data generated by Bayesian networks and with 13 real datasets from a diversity of application domains. | 08-18-2011 |

20110202323 | PHOTODETECTORS USING RESONANCE AND METHOD OF MAKING - An infrared photodetector comprising a thin contact layer substantially transparent to infrared light; an absorption layer positioned such that light admitted through the substantially transparent thin contact area passes through the absorption layer; the absorption layer being configured to utilize resonance to increase absorption efficiency; at least one reflective side wall adjacent to the absorption layer; the at least one reflective side wall being substantially non-parallel to the incident light; the at least one sidewall operating to reflect light into the absorption layer for absorption of infrared radiation; a top contact layer positioned adjacent to the active layer. A method for determining the efficiency of a photodetector configuration using a three-dimensional finite element electromagnetic computer simulation comprising: determining a design configuration geometry, calculating the electromagnetic field distributions, determining a quantum efficiency spectrum at the desired wavelength or wavelength range; whereby to determine the optical effectiveness, a 3-dimensional finite element electromagnetic simulation is carried out to calculate the quantum efficiency of the detector configuration geometry. | 08-18-2011 |

20110202324 | SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ACCELERATING SIMULATION OF RADIATION TREATMENT - A method for estimating a radiation dose and distribution for a target volume is provided. The method includes receiving a simulated dose array ( | 08-18-2011 |

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 |

20110208491 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ITERATIVE SIMULATION OF AN OPERATION OF A DEVICE - A method and a respective apparatus for simulating a behaviour of a device does not have to change the mode of operation of the device. Furthermore it is possible to simulate improvement strategy step-wise and therefore calculate an impact of a process improvement project. Therefore an iterative simulation procedure is provided, which may find application in process improvement, such as software engineering process improvement, as well as optimization of performance parameters of devices and machines. | 08-25-2011 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20110208496 | Position Estimation Device and Position Estimation Method - A position estimation device includes: a mathematical expression model processing unit that calculates a position of a mobile object, a condition quantity indicating a moving condition of the mobile object and an error in the condition quantity through filtering processing executed by using a probability model based upon an attitude information and a positioning information of the mobile object having been obtained from sensors and a specific mathematical expression model among a plurality of mathematical expression models expressing behavior of the mobile object; a threshold calculation unit that calculates a threshold candidate value for a threshold value to be used as a criterion when selecting the specific mathematical expression model, by using the error; a threshold value determining unit that determines the threshold value based upon the threshold candidate value; and a mathematical expression model selection unit that selects the specific mathematical expression model based upon the threshold value. | 08-25-2011 |

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 |

20110213597 | Capturing Nonlinear Deformation History - Capturing non-linear deformation history of a material such as quartz by solving non-linear equations from the start provides for improved computational simulation of electronic devices during the design stage. In some embodiments, the process includes solving a set of non-linear equations, including a non-linear equation related to a strain characteristic of the material, a non-linear equation related to a first stress characteristic of the material, and a non-linear equation related to a second stress characteristic of the material; updating a value of the strain characteristic; and solving the set of non-linear equations to obtain a further updated value of the strain characteristic, an updated value of the first stress characteristic, and an updated value of the second stress characteristic. | 09-01-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20110218780 | Method and Apparatus for Estimating Error in Multi-Axis Controlled Machine - A method and apparatus for estimating error in a multi-axis controlled machine is applicable to any type of machine configuration in order to estimate and confirm in advance the final position and the posture of the machine, which are produced when geometric errors of the machine are synthesized. The method includes defining the structure of the multi-axis controlled machine subjected to error estimation; and defining parameters, which represent behaviors of drive axes having geometric error and relationships between the drive axes according to the defined structure of the multi-axis controlled machine, adding the defined parameters by applying the parameters to a generalized error synthesis model, and generating an error synthesis model of the multi-axis controlled machine by applying a result of parametric modeling in response to a result of the adding. | 09-08-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20110218783 | METHOD AND TOOL FOR AIDED AIRCRAFT DESIGN USING A CRITERION OF OPERATIONAL AVAILABILITY - The invention concerns a method for the computer-aided design of an aeronautic system forming all or part of an aircraft, using a criterion of maintenance time cost over a given period of use. The cost is computed as the weighted sum ( | 09-08-2011 |

20110218784 | METHOD FOR GENERATING A MINIMUM SET OF ANALYTICAL REDUNDANCY RELATIONS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMS - A method is described for generating a minimal set of Analytical Redundancy Relations representing a system to which a plurality of sensors is associated for the observation of variables indicative of operating conditions and adapted to enable detection and isolation of faults. | 09-08-2011 |

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 |

20110218786 | System for Dynamic Performance Modeling of Computer Application Services Using a Serial Parallel Queueing Network (SPQN) Modeler - A generic queueing network model of a Web services environment is introduced. The behavior of a service is abstracted in three phases: serial, parallel and dormant, thus yielding a Serial Parallel Queueing Network (SPQN) model with a small number of parameters. A method is provided for estimated the parameters of the model that is based on stochastic approximation techniques for solving stochastic optimization problems. The parameter estimation method is shown to perform well in a noisy environment, where performance data is obtained through measurements or using approximate model simulations. | 09-08-2011 |

20110224957 | METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR APPROXIMATION OF PEAK SUMMED FUNDAMENTAL AND THIRD HARMONIC VOLTAGES IN A MULTI-PHASE MACHINE - Methods, system and apparatus are provided for quickly approximating a peak summed magnitude (A) of a phase voltage (Vph) waveform in a multi-phase system that implements third harmonic injection. | 09-15-2011 |

20110224958 | ERROR COMPENSATION METHOD FOR MULTI-AXIS CONTROLLED MACHINES - An error compensation method for multi-axis controlled machines generates an error compensation model for compensating for geometric error of a multi-axis controlled machine by separating an error matrix of a tool tip from an error synthesis model of a multi-axis controlled machine and calculates an error compensation value using the error compensation model and an inverse kinematic model so that the error matrix becomes an identity matrix. The error compensation method can reduce calculation error and calculation time due to complicated numerical analysis and compensate for error in the multi-axis controlled machine, regardless of its configuration. | 09-15-2011 |

20110224959 | GAS TURBINE MODEL AND A METHOD FOR THE MODELING OF A GAS TURBINE - Numerical gas turbine models permit transient modeling with high precision and at the same time numerically efficient processes for modeling a gas turbine. A gas turbine model includes a plurality of sub models. These sub models are either purely dynamic or static, which allows significant simplifications in the numerical solution of the overall model. System parts, which simulate the effects of volumes, metal masses, of actuators, and of measuring systems are regarded as dynamic. The remaining system parts are regarded as static over a time characteristic. | 09-15-2011 |

20110224960 | Jittery Signal Generation with Discrete-Time Filtering - The computer-implementable method allows for the fast creation of a multi-unit interval data signal suitable for simulation. The created signal represents the output of an otherwise ideal Discrete Time Filter (DTF) circuit, and the quick creation of the signal merely requires a designer to input the number of taps and their weights without the need of laying out or considering the circuitry of the DTF. A matrix is created based on a given data stream, and the number of taps and weights, which matrix is processed to create the multi-unit-interval data signal. Noise and jitter can be added to the created signal such that it now realistically reflects non-idealities common to actual systems. The signal can then be simulated using standard computer-based simulation techniques. | 09-15-2011 |

20110224961 | METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING NUMERICAL OPERATORS, SYSTEM FOR SYNTHESIZING OPERATORS, AND SIMULATION DEVICE - A stiffness matrix H′ is designed as P | 09-15-2011 |

20110231163 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NUMERICALLY PREDICTING SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS ON STAMPED SHEET METAL PARTS - Methods and systems for numerically predicting surface imperfections on stamped sheet metal parts are disclosed. FEM mesh includes a plurality of shell elements and a plurality of nodes that represents a stamped sheet metal part. At least one surface of the part needs to be examined for imperfection, which can be used for adjusting the die for forming the sheet metal part. Each surface is created by fitting all of nodes of a portion of the FEM mesh in a group-to-group scheme. A group is defined to include a center element and its neighbors. Neighbor elements share a side with the center element are always included in the group. Each group includes at least three neighbors in additional to the center element. Node-sharing elements are added into the group such that the criterion of at least three neighbors is met. | 09-22-2011 |

20110231164 | 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. | 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20110238388 | Determination of safety limit minimum critical power ratio - In one embodiment, the method includes determining the safety limit minimum critical power ratio using the operating limit minimum critical power ratio, a change-in-critical-power-ratio distribution bias and a change-in-critical-power-ratio distribution standard deviation. | 09-29-2011 |

20110238389 | Finite Difference Scheme for Solving Droplet Evaporation Lubrication Equations on a Time-Dependent Varying Domain - The present invention is directed to simulating evaporation of a droplet of a fluid, and may be embodied in a system, method or a computer-readable medium encoded with instructions for a processor to carry out such simulation. The present invention solves equations, which may represent an approximation of evaporation of the droplet on a domain whose size is varying over time. The boundaries of saturation regions are tracked and updated over time, and the equations are iteratively solved with the new boundaries of the saturation regions. | 09-29-2011 |

20110238390 | Full Wavefield Inversion Using Time Varying Filters - An improved method for reducing the accuracy requirements on the starting model when performing multi-scale inversion of seismic data ( | 09-29-2011 |

20110238391 | ION IMPLANTATION DISTRIBUTION GENERATION METHOD AND SIMULATOR - An ion implantation distribution generation method for causing a computer to generate an ion implantation distribution, the method causing the computer to perform: generating distributions related to R | 09-29-2011 |

20110238392 | Systems and Methods For Reservoir Development and Management Optimization - Systems and methods which implement surrogate (e.g., approximation) models to systematically reduce the parameter space in an optimization problem are shown. In certain embodiments, rigorous (e.g., higher fidelity) models are implemented with respect to the reduced parameter space provided by use of surrogate models to efficiently and more rapidly arrive at an optimized solution. Accordingly, certain embodiments build surrogate models of an actual simulation, and systematically reduce the number of design parameters used in the actual simulation to solve optimization problems using the actual simulation. A multi-stage method that facilitates optimization of decisions related to development planning and reservoir management may be provided. Iterative processing may be implemented with respect to a multi-stage optimization method. There may be uncertainty in various parameters, such as in reservoir parameters, which is taken into account according to certain embodiments. | 09-29-2011 |

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 |

20110246141 | METHOD OF OPTICAL METROLOGY OPTIMIZATION USING RAY TRACING - Provided is a method for determining a profile of a sample structure on a workpiece using an optical metrology system that includes an optical metrology tool, an optical metrology model, and a profile extraction algorithm. The method comprises selecting a number of rays for the illumination beam, selecting beam propagation parameters, and using a processor, determining beam propagation parameters for each ray of the selected number of rays, determining the beam propagation parameters for each ray, calculating intensity and polarization of each ray, calculating total intensity and polarization of the diffraction beam, calculating a metrology output signal, extracting one or more profile parameters using the metrology output signal, calibration data, and a profile extraction algorithm. | 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 |

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 |

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 |

20110246146 | LIGHT UNIT WITH LIGHT OUTPUT PATTERN SYNTHESIZED FROM MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES - The present disclosure provides an LED based light unit that produces an output lighting pattern that meets desired lighting characteristics using a reduced number of LED elements. The present disclosure provides a number of point sources that are directed into a desired direction such that, when combined with other point sources, a synthesized light output is provided that minimizes the LED headcount. | 10-06-2011 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20110251832 | METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC NEAR-FIELD OF A FIELD EXCITATION SOURCE OF AN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - A method, a device and a computer program product for determining an electromagnetic near-field of a field excitation source of an electrical system are provided, in particular for analysis and/or optimization of an antenna radiation, of a cross-talk problem, of a signal reflexion/transmission, of a stray field, of an irradiation problem or the like. The method includes defining electrical and magnetic properties of the material distribution of the system, defining at least one field excitation source, and determining the electromagnetic near-field components within at least one and in particular all partitions by solution of the Maxwell's equations of the near-field, where each near-field component of each partition can be represented by a linear position of M predetermined ansatz functions P | 10-13-2011 |

20110251833 | DETERMINISTIC VERSION OF THE MULTIPLE POINT GEOSTATISTICS SIMULATION/RECONSTRUCTION METHOD WITH THE SIMULATED/RECONSTRUCTED VALUES ARE DIRECTLY TAKEN FROM THE TRAINING IMAGES WITHOUT PRIOR ESTIMATION OF THE CONDITIONAL - A method of simulating, reconstructing and scaling digital data sets, in particular images, but not exclusively. The method of the invention is based on a training image that is directly sampled each time a point in the simulation image is to be filled, and does not need the preliminary creation of a data structure storing conditional probabilities, as it is often the case in known multipoint simulation method. Accordingly, the method of the invention is less memory-demanding than conventional methods, and is better suited to simulations including continuous variables. Embodiments regarding the application to reconstruction of partial images and downscaling are also presented. | 10-13-2011 |

20110251834 | Methods And Systems For Improved Pharmaceutical Intervention In Coagulation Control - Contemplated methods and devices for coagulation control allow to establish a more constant dosage of required medication and to quantify/take into account patient-specific sensitivity to warfarin and Vitamin K by using logit (1/INR) as the dependent variable to so stabilize the variance across all values of INR. Moreover, it should be noted that such use simplifies the relation between INR and dose of coumarins or Vitamin K and reduces the number of parameters to be estimated for each patient. | 10-13-2011 |

20110251835 | DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIGITIZING POSITION AND ORIENTATION INFORMATION OF HIP JOINT IMPLANT COMPONENTS | 10-13-2011 |

20110257943 | NODE-BASED TRANSIENT ACCELERATION METHOD FOR SIMULATING CIRCUITS WITH LATENCY - When modeling a circuit, transient analysis is an important part of the analysis. However, for transient analyses, device model evaluating can consume a considerable amount of time, when using conventional simulators. Here, a simulator is provided that allows for detection of latency on a node-by-node basis, as opposed to a device-by-device basis with conventional simulators. Using this type of analysis can greatly reduce the time of an analysis, which affects both the cost of a product and its time to market. | 10-20-2011 |

20110257944 | MODELING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING INDUCED FRACTURE NETWORKS AS A DUAL POROSITY SYSTEM - A method for calibrating fracture networks. The method includes estimating an average fracture width of a fracture network using one or more of net fracturing pressure, Poisson's ratio, shear modulus, and fracture height; determining microseismic event envelope and base intensity data using a three-dimensional geomodel including microseismic event data; and determining hydraulic fracturing treatment (HFT) fracture intensity of post-hydraulic fracturing treatment (post-HFT) based on the average fracture width and HFT volume data. The method further includes calibrating the base intensity data to the HFT fracture intensity to obtain calibrated HFT fracture intensity, determining a proppant transportation and distribution scenario, and generating a dual porosity reservoir model based on the calibrated HFT fracture intensity and the proppant transportation and distribution scenario. | 10-20-2011 |

20110257945 | GOLF BALL TRAJECTORY SIMULATION METHOD - The invention is directed at a golf ball trajectory simulation method which sets up a golf ball model within a virtual airflow space where a grid has been generated, sets a weight for the ball model and applies 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, then calculates the lift coefficient and the drag coefficient for the golf ball from the air stream velocity, direction and pressure calculated in each grid cell, and calculates the flight distance and left-to-right dispersion for the golf ball from launch until landing by calculating the change in height, change in lateral direction, change in velocity and change in spin rate for the golf ball during flight. The trajectory simulation method divides the flight path of the golf ball model into two or three regions based on the criteria that Re=250,000 to 170,000 is a high-velocity region, Re=170,000 to 100,000 is a medium-velocity region and Re=100,000 and below is a low-velocity region, and sets up a height for the grid adjacent to the golf ball model surface in the high-velocity region (grid height A), a height for the grid adjacent to the golf ball model surface in the medium-velocity region (grid height B) and a height for the grid adjacent to the golf ball model surface in the low-velocity region (grid height B) such that grid height A | 10-20-2011 |

20110257946 | METHOD OF ESTIMATING THE VOLUMETRIC CARRYING CAPACITY OF A TRUCK BODY - A method for estimating the effective volumetric capacity of a truck body is provided. The method includes the step of establishing a side-to-side profile of a generic load model by extending load side lines upward at a predetermined material angle of repose from the upper edge of each of the side walls of the truck body. A front-to-rear profile of the generic load model is also established by extending a front load line upward from the upper edge of the front wall of the truck body at the predetermined material angle of repose and a rear load line upward from at or near a rear edge of the floor of the truck body at the predetermined material angle of repose. Load plateau lines having predetermined dimensions are established in the front-to-rear and side-to-side profiles and the height of the plateau lines are determined. A top profile of the generic load is then created from the side-to-side and front-to-rear profiles and the shape of the load plateau is adjusted into a closed curve shape. The front, rear and side load lines below the final outer boundary of the load plateau are then contoured into a generally conical shaped surface in which the sides of the surface are still inclined at the predetermined material angle of repose. The final three-dimensional generic load model is formed by where this generally conical shaped surface intersects the sides walls, front and floor of the truck body. The volume of the final three-dimensional generic load model can then be calculated. | 10-20-2011 |

20110257947 | COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING PHYSICAL PROPERTIES USING A CONCEPTUAL SEGMENT MODEL - Methods of conducting industrial manufacture, research or development. The method comprise computer-implemented steps of modeling at least one physical property of a mixture of at least two chemical species by determining at least one conceptual segment for each of the chemical species. The steps of determining at least one conceptual segment for each of the chemical species include defining an identity and an equivalent number of each conceptual segment. | 10-20-2011 |

20110257948 | METHOD AND TOOL FOR DETERMINATION OF FRACTURE GEOMETRY IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS BASED ON IN-SITU NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS - A method for determining fracture geometry of a subterranean formation from radiation emitted from a fracture in the formation, including measuring gamma-radiation emitted from the fracture; subtracting background radiation from the measured gamma-radiation to obtain a peak-energy measurement; comparing the peak-energy measurement with a gamma-ray transport/spectrometer response model; and determining formation fracture geometry of the fracture in accordance with values associated with the response model. | 10-20-2011 |

20110257949 | METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DATA MODELLING - A method for modelling a dataset includes a training phase, wherein the dataset is applied to a non-stationary Gaussian process kernel in order to optimize the values of a set of hyperparameters associated with the Gaussian process kernel, and an evaluation phase in which the dataset and Gaussian process kernel with optimized hyperparameters are used to generate model data. The evaluation phase includes a nearest neighbour selection step. The method may include generating a model at a selected resolution. | 10-20-2011 |

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 |

20110257951 | DEVICE FOR DETERMINATION OF THERMAL EXCHANGE COEFFICIENT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A device for determining the thermal exchange coefficient between a fluid and a wall at a point P | 10-20-2011 |

20110264418 | DETERMINING ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION IN A FACILITY - A system and a method are disclosed for determining the electrical values of assets in a facility. The system receives a power tree configuration for a facility. The system generates a mathematical model of the power tree configuration. The mathematical model includes nodes that represent assets of the power tree configuration. The system receives electrical values for an asset and associates the values with a node. The system receives electrical values for another asset and associates the values with another node. The system then determines the electrical values for a different node based on the electrical values associated with the first two nodes. | 10-27-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20110264421 | Method For Geophysical Imaging - Method for transforming electromagnetic survey data acquired from a subsurface region to a subsurface resistivity model indicative of hydrocarbon accumulations or lack thereof. In one embodiment, data are selected for two or more non-zero frequencies ( | 10-27-2011 |

20110264422 | AUTOMATION OF THE ZERO-POLE IDENTIFICATION METHODS FOR THE STABILITY ANALYSIS OF MICROWAVE ACTIVE CIRCUITS - A method of analyzing electrical stability of an active circuit splits a frequency response of an electrical or electronic circuit according to sub-bands ( | 10-27-2011 |

20110264423 | METHOD OF PROCESSING MEASURED DATA - A method is provided for processing measured data to provide information on the structure of a region of the earth. The method comprises providing a flexural rigidity distribution of the region, providing a Young's modulus distribution of the region, and modifying the flexural rigidity distribution with the Young's modulus distribution to obtain an equivalent elastic thickness distribution of the region indicative of the structure thereof. | 10-27-2011 |

20110264424 | APPARATUS ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS METHOD AND SYSTEM - A technique relating to an apparatus abnormality diagnosis system, capable of easily creating and adding/updating an diagnosis model with respect to an initial and new failure case, and appropriately and efficiently achieving diagnosis of abnormality and instruction of operation using the model. In the abnormality diagnosis system, an diagnosis model creating process unit creates a structured abnormality model expressing a structured abnormality of maintenance operation type to an alarm and apparatus event relating to the maintenance operation type by a graph network structure based on acquisition of maintenance operation data (S | 10-27-2011 |

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 |

20110264426 | METHODOLOGY FOR MODELING THE FUEL ROD POWER DISTRIBUTION WITHIN A NUCLEAR REACTOR CORE - A method for modeling a nuclear reactor core that follows the history of each fuel pin and employs fuel pin flux form factors to explicitly track each fuel pin's fluence and burnup along its axial length and uses this information to obtain fundamental data for each fuel rod, i.e. fuel rod cross-sections, for each fuel pin segment. The data obtained for the fuel pins segments are employed to adjust the fuel pin flux form factors to match the real fuel pins' history so that the fuel rod power distribution can be precisely calculated based on the fuel rod cross-sections and the flux form factors. | 10-27-2011 |

20110270588 | INDIVIDUALIZED ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT INDEX - Embodiments are provided for using an individualized orthodontic treatment index. One method embodiment includes receiving an initial virtual dental model from a first scan of a patient's dentition, modifying the initial virtual dental model to create a target virtual dental model according to a treatment goal, assigning a number of dental references to the target virtual dental model, receiving a treatment outcome virtual dental model from a second scan of the patient's dentition, mapping the number of dental references from the target virtual dental model to a treatment outcome virtual dental model, and calculating an individualized treatment index score for the treatment outcome virtual dental model according to one or more differences between the target virtual dental model and the treatment outcome virtual dental model based on the number of dental references. | 11-03-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20110270591 | PROXY METHODS FOR EXPENSIVE FUNCTION OPTIMIZATION WITH EXPENSIVE NONLINEAR CONSTRAINTS - A method for optimizing expensive functions with expensive nonlinear constraints. The method includes selecting sample data for evaluating an expensive function of a simulation, generating a function proxy model for the expensive function and a constraint proxy model for an expensive nonlinear constraint of the expensive function using an approximation scheme, calculating a first solution point for the simulation using the proxy models, and evaluating the expensive function at the first solution point using the sample data. When the expensive function and the proxy models do not converge at the first solution point, the method further includes adding the first solution point to the sample data for updating the proxy models. The method further includes repeating the calculation and evaluation of solution points until the expensive function and the proxy models converge and, following convergence, identifying an optimal solution of the function proxy model and the constraint proxy model. | 11-03-2011 |

20110270592 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRACKING THE PATH OF MOTION OF A MOVING OBJECT AS WELL AS COMPUTER PROGRAM AND DATA STORAGE MEDIA - Method, device, computer program and computer program product for tracking the path of motion of a moving object. The method includes a) providing data of at least one state variable to be determined, which influences the movement of the moving object, at a first point in time; b) initializing the probability density (p) of the at least one state variable to be determined at the first point in time; c) predicting of the probability density (p) of the at least one state variable to be determined at a next point in time after the first point in time; d) verifying of whether measurement data are available that can be used for a calculation of the probability density (p) of the at least one state variable to be determined, and d′) recalculating the probability density (p) with these measurement data when such data is available; e) calculating the prediction values of the state variable(s) to be determined from the probability density (p); f) outputting the calculated prediction values to a downstream data processing device; and g) repeating the steps c) through f). The steps of initializing the probability density (p) of step b); predicting the probability density (p) of step c); recalculating the probability density (p) of step d′); and calculating the prediction values of step e) are performed by discretizing the probability density (p) on sparse grids. | 11-03-2011 |

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 |

20110270594 | Predicting A Compaction Point Of A Clastic Sediment Based on Grain Packing - An end compaction point of a clastic sediment within a subsurface region is predicted by establishing a first grain size distribution, wherein the first grain size distribution is a measured grain size distribution, or a predicted grain size distribution. A discrete element model of the subsurface region is initialized, wherein the model comprises a model volume including a base, periodic horizontal boundaries, and soft objects representative of particles of the first grain distribution at a predetermined porosity. A final packing state of the clastic sediment is predicted by iteratively running the model, wherein the final packing state of the clastic sediment is based on packing of the soft objects with a pack and based on the first grain size distribution, wherein soft objects within the model are capable of overlapping with adjacent soft objects within the model. | 11-03-2011 |

20110276317 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODEL-BASED qPCR - A method for determining a cycle threshold for a PCR amplification curve is provided. The method includes receiving a data set for a plurality of biological samples for a PCR amplification reaction. The data set includes a plurality of amplification curves, each amplification curve associated with a biological sample of the plurality of biological samples. The method further includes performing a nonlinear optimization comprising a fit of each amplification curve to a complementary modeled amplification curve to determine a best-fit set of parameters for a modeled efficiency curve and associated amplification curve. The modeled amplification curve is based on a modeled efficiency curve. The method includes determining a cycle threshold value for each biological sample based on a complementary relationship of the modeled efficiency curve to the modeled amplification curve. In an embodiment, the nonlinear optimization is a constrained nonlinear optimization. | 11-10-2011 |

20110276318 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CLOSURE PRESSURE OF A HYDRAULIC FRACTURE - The method relates to the field of hydraulic fracturing of subsurface formations. A mathematical simulation model of a pressure pulse propagation inside a wellbore and inside a fracture is created. Pressure pulses are sent to the wellbore, and the response of the well to the pressure pulses is registered. Then, a bottom-hole pressure corresponding to each pulse is determined. An average fracture width is derived by using the mathematical simulation model of pressure pulse propagation inside the wellbore and inside the fracture, and a ratio between the simulated average fracture width and the determined bottom-hole pressure is determined. The said ratio is extrapolated to a zero-width point, and the closure pressure is determined as the bottom-hole pressure corresponding to the zero width. | 11-10-2011 |

20110282634 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NEAR WELL STRUCTURAL MODELING BASED ON BOREHOLE DIPS - A method for structure modeling of a formation penetrated by multiple wells includes obtaining borehole dips from borehole measurements; filtering the borehole dips based on a dip sequence analysis; computing structural dips based on the filtered dips; computing structural delineation by using the structural dips; projecting the structural dips to horizon point sets based on the structural delineation; and generating stratigraphic surfaces by mapping the projected horizon point sets. A system for structure modeling of a formation penetrated by multiple wells includes a processor and a memory that store a program having instructions for: obtaining borehole dips from borehole measurements; filtering the borehole dips based on a dip sequence analysis; computing structural dips based on the filtered dips; computing structural delineation by using the structural dips; projecting the structural dips to horizon point sets based on the structural delineation; and generating stratigraphic surfaces by mapping the projected horizon point sets. | 11-17-2011 |

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 |

20110282636 | Variable Resolution Uncertainty Expert System for Digital Bathymetry Database - System and method for estimating uncertainty by obtaining conditional probability densities of bathymetric uncertainty due to navigation error and bottom slope using a Monte Carlo technique, using the Monte Carlo results to train a Bayesian Network to provide the causal relationships of navigation error and bottom slope to bathymetric uncertainty, producing a histogram of bathymetric uncertainty from the Bayesian Network of the uncertainty for an area similar to the training set area, and estimating the uncertainty based on the histogram produced by the Bayesian Network. | 11-17-2011 |

20110282637 | NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF AIRFLOW WITHIN POROUS MATERIALS - Systems and methods of numerically simulating airflow within porous materials are disclosed. Engineering product (e.g., car seat) 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 pore air 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. | 11-17-2011 |

20110288826 | COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN OF RIBOZYMES - Disclosed herein are methods, processes, and computer programs related to the design of ribozymes. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288827 | Numerical Model For Simulating Polymeric Material Properties - Methods and systems using a numerical model to describe polymeric material properties are disclosed. FEM model of a product is defined. FEM model includes one or more solid elements of polymeric material. In a time-marching simulation of the product under loads, stress state of the solid elements is calculated from deformation gradient tensors. Stress state incorporates the Mullins effect and strain hardening effect, also includes elastic stress, viscoelastic stress and back stress. A yield surface is defined to determine whether the elements are under plastic deformation. Plastic strain is obtained to update the deformation gradient tensor, which is then used to recalculate the stress state. Calculations continue until updated stress state is within a tolerance of the yield surface, at which time the results of polymeric material elements are obtained. The numerical model takes into account all characteristics of a polymeric material. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288828 | DISTRIBUTED MODEL IDENTIFICATION - A method and system for identifying a distributed model for a nonlinear system represented by a block diagram. The distributed model identification can be achieved by first replacing all signal links across the block diagram with elastic links by augmenting each input port of a plurality of blocks with a signal generator that produces a replacement signal value (s | 11-24-2011 |

20110288829 | METHOD AND SYSTEM TO OPTIMIZE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS FOR POWER, PERFORMANCE, NOISE, AND COST THROUGH USE OF VARIABLE POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE COMPRESSION - A method of integrated circuit design and, more particularly, a method and system to optimize semiconductor products for power, performance, noise, die area, and cost through use of variable power supply voltage compression. The method is implemented in a computer-based tool and includes: embedding relationships in an optimization tool running on a computing device, wherein the relationships are based at least partly on performance, power-supply noise, die area, and power; inputting a set of product data and a set of technology data in the optimization tool running on the computing device; and determining product design parameters including power supply voltage, switching-noise-induced power supply voltage variation, and decap area. The determining is based on the relationships, the product data, and the technology data and is performed using the computing device running the optimization tool. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288830 | Finite State Machine Diagram Generation - A method for processing machine information of a system, such as an integrated circuit design, to generate a display of a finite state machine diagram by determining a position for the states in the diagram and then showing representations of the transitions between states to create a symmetrical, compact and cyclic process view of the finite state machine. Levels are assigned to the states in a first direction. A rule based technique then is used to order the states in levels that ensure minimum crossings of transitions between consecutive levels as well as for transitions in a same level. Next, the specific position of each state in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction is computed, such that the positions take into account areas or “tracks” in which connection lines representing transitions between states will be rendered. The connection line representing transitions between states are then rendered in the diagram. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288831 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHECKPOINTING DURING SIMULATIONS - Method and system for more efficient checkpointing strategy in cross correlating ( | 11-24-2011 |

20110288832 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCE DESIGN - Described herein are systems and processes for designing the sequence of one or more interacting nucleic acid strands intended to adopt a target secondary structure at equilibrium. The target secondary structure is decomposed into a binary tree and candidate mutations are evaluated on leaf nodes of the tree. During a process of leaf optimization, defect-weighted mutation sampling is used to select each candidate mutation position with a probability proportional to its contribution to an ensemble defect of the leaf. Subsequences of the tree are then merged, moving up the tree until a final nucleotide sequence of interest is determined that has the target secondary structure at equilibrium. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288833 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURED VALUE SIMULATION - A method, system and computer program product for measured value simulation. The method including the steps of: observing measured values of an event to provide observed values, where the step of observing starts at a predetermined observation time; concurrently running a plurality of simulations, where the simulations have behaviors that are characterized by different parameters and start at the predetermined observation time; producing a discrete distribution at a predetermined timing after the predetermined observation time, where the discrete distribution are based on distances between the measured values provided by the predetermined timing and calculation of the simulations; and producing a second plurality of simulations based on the discrete distribution. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288834 | FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION SIMULATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A fluid structure interaction simulation method includes a graph information forming process to form graph information of nodes obtained by discretising a computing region for each of a fluid and a structure that are represented by meshes, and a main time development loop process to simulate a physical phenomenon. The loop process includes arranging IMEs (Interaction Mediating Elements) that move with a displacement of the structure, on a boundary of the structure, defining, within the IME, correcting functions of a pressure and a velocity of the fluid that interact with the pressure and the velocity of the fluid and the displacement of the structure, and executing a simulation based on the correcting functions, in a state in which the meshes of the fluid are mismatched to the meshes of the structure. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288835 | DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - A data processing device includes a parameter estimation unit and a structure adjustment unit. The structure adjustment unit notes each state of an HMM as a noted state, obtains, for the noted state, a value corresponding to an eigen value difference which is a difference between a partial eigen value sum and a total eigen value sum, as a target degree value indicating a degree for selecting the noted state as a division target or a mergence target, selects a state having the target degree value larger than a division threshold value, as a division target, and selects a state having the target degree value smaller than a mergence threshold value, as a mergence target. | 11-24-2011 |

20110288836 | DETECTION OF ANOMALIES IN AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE - A method and system for detecting anomalies in an aeroengine. The method and system define a behavior model of a controller of the aeroengine using a time regression modeling the behavior of the controller as a function of a data set relating to the controller and including measurements of past behaviors and command and state measurements of the controller; continuously recalculate the behavior model for each new data set; and monitor statistical variation of the behavior model to detect a behavior anomaly of the controller representing an operating anomaly of the engine. | 11-24-2011 |

20110295567 | MIXTURE MODELING WITH COMPONENT-DEPENDENT PARTITIONS - Described are variational Expectation Maximization (EM) embodiments for learning a mixture model using component-dependent data partitions, where the E-step is sub-linear in sample size while the algorithm still maintains provable convergence guarantees. Component-dependent data partitions into blocks of data items are constructed according to a hierarchical data structure comprised of nodes, where each node corresponds to one of the blocks and stores statistics computed from the data items in the corresponding block. A modified variational EM algorithm computes the mixture model from initial component-dependent data partitions and a variational R-step updates the partitions. This process is repeated until convergence. Component membership probabilities computed in the E-step are constrained such that all data items belonging to a particular block in a particular component-dependent partition behave in the same way. The E-step can therefore consider the blocks or chunks of data items via their representative statistics, rather than considering individual data items. | 12-01-2011 |

20110295568 | Method for determining a vortex geometry - The invention relates to a method for determining a vortex geometry change of rotor vortices which are formed on a rotor which comprises a plurality of rotor blades. A dynamic lift distribution on the rotor plane is determined as a function of a lift change, which is correlated with n-times the rotor rotation frequency, on the rotor blades, from which the associated induced vertical velocities on the rotor plane can then be determined. The vortex geometry change is then calculated as a function of these induced vertical velocities. | 12-01-2011 |

20110295569 | WIND ESTIMATION FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE - The speed of the wind during operation of a UAV is estimated. In one example the speed of the wind is estimated by modeling an acceleration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based on a measured ground speed of the UAV, determining an actual acceleration of the UAV with one or more sensors, and estimating the speed of the wind as an integral of a difference between the modeled acceleration and the actual acceleration. | 12-01-2011 |

20110295570 | Sheet Metal Forming Failure Prediction Using Numerical Simulations - Systems and methods of predicting sheet metal forming failure using numerical simulations (e.g., finite element analysis) are disclosed. A FEA model is defined for a particular sheet metal forming process. Blank sheet metal is modeled with a plurality of shell elements. Additionally, a deformation path-dependent forming limit diagram (FLD) is converted to a path-independent FLD. A time-marching simulation of the sheet metal forming process is conducted using the FEA model. At each solution cycle, equivalent strain at each integration point of shell element is checked against the corresponding forming limit strain value of the path-independent FLD. The ratio of the equivalent strain and the forming limit strain is defined as formability index. A time history of the formability index of each shell element is saved into a file and displayed to a monitor upon user's instructions. When a particular element's formability index reaches one or higher, a localized necking is predicted. | 12-01-2011 |

20110295571 | DIFFUSION CONCENTRATION DISTRIBUTION GENERATING METHOD AND PROCESS SIMULATOR - A diffusion concentration distribution generating method conducted by a process simulator is disclosed. The process simulator calculates a defect quantity Q | 12-01-2011 |

20110295572 | 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 composed of 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 the 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. They are then followed by 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. | 12-01-2011 |

20110295573 | MODEL EXPRESSION GENERATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - When model expressions of objective functions are generated at vertexes of a quadrilateral on a plane concerning P and N channels of transistors in SRAM, the initial number of times of simulation is allocated to each objective function at each designated vertex according to weight values set based on relationships presumed among the objective functions at each designated vertex. For each objective function at each designated vertex, first simulation is executed the allocated number of times. Furthermore, a model expression is generated from the first simulation result, and an evaluation indicator of an approximation accuracy of the model expression is calculated. Then, for each model expression, it is determined whether the corresponding model expression has influence on the yield, and based on the evaluation indicator of the corresponding model expression and presence or absence of the influence, it is determined whether additional simulation is required for the corresponding objective function. | 12-01-2011 |

20110295574 | DEVICE FOR BALANCING A SIMULATION PLATFORM, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - The invention relates to balancing a simulation platform ( | 12-01-2011 |

20110295575 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEOMATIC MODELING OF A DIVERSE RESOURCE BASE ACROSS BROAD LANDSCAPES - A system and method for modeling resource availability includes a data collection system including one or more data collection devices configured to collect and collecting information pertaining to resource availability in a geographic region, and a modeling system, coupled to the data collection system, including one or more computing devices configured to process and processing the collected information to generate data that identifies one or more development sites specific to the geographic region, based on resource availability and add-on information specific to the geographic region. | 12-01-2011 |

20110295576 | COLLISION DETERMINATION DEVICE AND COLLISION DETERMINATION PROGRAM - A collision determination device includes a target cell designation unit that designates a target cell for a voxel model which represents the shape of a first object. A determination test point generation unit generates determination test points for the target cell. A spatial curve creation unit creates a spatial curve as the trajectory curve of a determination test point. A curve intersecting determination unit determines whether or not each boundary element of a boundary representation model representing the shape of a second object is intersecting the spatial curve. A distance computation unit computes the closest distance from the spatial curve to the boundary surface of the boundary representation model. A collision determination unit determines, based on the determination result and the computation result, whether there is a possibility of collision between both objects. | 12-01-2011 |

20110301921 | Curve Matching for Parameter Identification - Methods and systems for matching a computed curve to a target curve to enable realistic engineering simulations are disclosed. Discrepancies between computed curve and the target curve are measured, and based on the discrepancies, decisions on how to adjust parametric inputs can be made to achieve an optimal result of simulation. Optimization of parameter identification is achieved by adjusting the parametric inputs of a simulation model such that the discrepancy between the two curves is minimized. Because the points on the two curves to be matched are paired, matching of any two open curves, including hysteretic curves, can be handled. Curves that are complete set apart in their original coordinates can be merged to a common coordinate system for parameter identification without the computational instability problems | 12-08-2011 |

20110301922 | EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A simulation system for producing equivalent circuits reads data corresponding to a tabular W element format in a storage device, and adds data of the tabular W element format file using interpolation algorithm. A frequency-dependent transmission matrix is transformed into an N-port network matrix describing electrical properties of a multi-input and multi-output network. An N-port network matrix is transformed into a S-parameter matrix. A range of frequency of a s-parameter is determined and numbers of pole-residue, times for recursion and durable maximum system errors in the equivalent circuit is also determined. A a vector fitting algorithm is performed and a rational function matrix composed with s-parameters is produced, to produce a general SPICE equivalent circuit based on the generated rational function matrix. | 12-08-2011 |

20110301923 | EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HSPICE - A simulation system and method for generating equivalent circuits compatible with HSPICE reads data corresponding to N-port network system format in a storage device, and obtains S-parameter matrixes from the N-port network system. S-parameters in the S-parameter matrix that satisfy passivity are checked, and an interpolation algorithm to supplement S-parameters with passivity when some S-parameters not satisfy passivity is performed. Numbers of pole-residue, times for recursion and a tolerant system error of a rational function are generated for determining S-parameters. A rational function matrix composed of S-parameters is generated by performing a vector fitting algorithm, and an equivalent circuit is generated compatible with HSPICE format based on the generated rational function matrix. | 12-08-2011 |

20110301924 | DRILLING DYNAMICS - A method of determining movement dynamics of a drillstring is provided that includes the steps of calculating or measuring a friction coefficient for the sliding contact between the drillstring and the sidewall of a borehole, the friction coefficient being a varying function of non-zero sliding velocities; and predicting movement dynamics of the drillstring using the measured friction coefficient. | 12-08-2011 |

20110307226 | Efficient Data Compression For Vector-Based Static Timing Analysis - In a STA method, after accessing data sets regarding the IC, vectors of the data sets for STA can be generated. Each vector can include a base value and a plurality of tokens, wherein each token is quantized. For each vector, the data of the vector can be adjusted. Adjusting can include shifting a predetermined token to zero and adjusting the base value and remaining token values based on the shifting. Incremental compression can be applied within the vector by storing each token value as a difference versus its previous token value. Differential compression can then be applied by storing each token value as a difference versus a corresponding token value in a predetermined reference vector. A resulting vector can be stored. At this point, an operation for STA can be performed using multiple resulting vectors without de-quantizing or decompressing. | 12-15-2011 |

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 |

20110307228 | DATA ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIVE SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODOLOGIES - A method of optimising a model Mx suitable for use in data analysis and determining a prognostic outcome specific to a particular subject (input vector x), the subject comprising a number of variable features in relation to a scenario of interest for which there is a global dataset D of samples also having the same features relating to the scenario, and for which the outcome is known is disclosed. In one implementation, the method includes: (a) determining what number and a subset Vx of variable features will be used in assessing the outcome for the input vector x; (b) determining what number Kx of samples from within the global data set D will form a neighbourhood about x; (c) selecting suitable Kx samples from the global data set which have the variable features that most closely accord to the variable features of the particular subject x to form the neighbourhood Dx; (d) ranking the Vx variable features within the neighbourhood Dx in order of importance to the outcome of vector x and obtaining a weight vector Wx for all variable features Vx; (e) creating a prognostic model Mx, having a set of model parameters Px and the other parameters from (a)-(d); (f) testing the accuracy of the model Mx at e) for each sample from Dx; (g) storing both the accuracy from (f), and the model parameters developed in (a) to (e); (h) repeating (a) and/or (b) whilst applying an optimisation procedure to optimise Vx and/or Kx, to determine their optimal values, before repeating (c)-(h) until maximum accuracy at (f) is achieved. | 12-15-2011 |

20110307229 | ION IMPLANTATION DISTRIBUTION GENERATING METHOD AND SIMULATOR - A method of generating an ion implantation distribution by a computer is disclosed. The method includes calculating ion implantation distribution regions in a case of generating the ion implantation distribution with a large tilt angle and generating an analytical model of the ion implantation distribution in correspondence with each of the ion implantation distribution regions by using a Gauss distribution model, in which the ion implantation distribution regions have different influence on a channel region depending on a gate structure formed on the ion distribution regions. | 12-15-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20110313737 | MEHTOD OF DETERMINING PARAMETER FROM SPARSE MEASUREMENT DATA - A method of simultaneously determining multiple parameters or a parameter distribution characterizing material properties of a volume under investigation using an inversion process of sparse measurements is described including the step of defining an initial model of the volume and modifying the initial model by matching the multiple parameters or parameter distribution with the measurements using alternatingly an iterative inversion method and a probabilistic inversion method, and determining the multiple parameters or parameter distribution after one or more iterations of the alternating inversions. | 12-22-2011 |

20110313738 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CIRCUIT ANALYSIS - Systems and methods related to fast simulation of power supply networks and identification of a set of extrema (e.g., maxima or minima) waveforms associated with the power supply networks. In accordance with an embodiment, a method is provided for estimating the worst case voltage drop on the power delivery network of a circuit, comprising selecting a model of a power delivery network of a circuit, simulating the circuit over a predefined number of vectors, collecting dynamic voltage waveforms at each of a plurality of points on the power delivery network, calculating a dynamic worst case voltage waveform at each of the plurality of points, and reporting the dynamic worst case voltage waveform along with an associated confidence interval. | 12-22-2011 |

20110313739 | HYBRID MODELS OF MULTI-COMPONENT VAPOR LIQUID SEPARATION EQUIPMENT - Four different forms of hybrid models of vapor-liquid separation equipment. These are: (i) hybrid models for monitoring the equipment operation based on the plant operating data, (ii) a predictive hybrid model which computes product properties if feed properties are known (iii) a predictive hybrid model which can compute product qualities from the flows entering or leaving the tower without having to know the feed properties, and (iv) a feed properties identification hybrid model. | 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 |

20110313741 | METHODOLOGY AND ITS COMPUTATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION FOR QUANTITATIVE FIRST-PRINCIPLES QUANTUM-MECHANICAL PREDICTIONS OF THE STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER - Exact application of the well-known laws of non-relativistic quantum mechanics to the structures and properties of matter leads to equations that are generally too complicated to be soluble. Provided herein are practical methods to overcome these complications in making quantitatively accurate first-principles quantum-mechanical predictions of the structures and properties of forms of matter which are important in a broad range of scientific and technological disciplines. | 12-22-2011 |

20110320176 | SCREENING METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK MATERIALS - This invention relates to a method for characterizing the pores of reticulated framework structures and using these characteristics to predict the actual performance characteristics of the reticulated framework structures as membranes for gas separation, and other purposes. | 12-29-2011 |

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 |

20110320178 | SEMANTIC TRANSLATION OF TIME-DRIVEN SIMULINK DIAGRAMS USING INPUT/OUTPUT EXTENDED FINITE AUTOMATA - A method of semantic translation of a class of diagrams to input/output-extended finite automata is provided. The method includes receiving a data representation of a diagram, said diagram comprising a plurality of blocks and said diagram being associated with a graphical modeling environment which defines semantics for executing the diagram, and processing, using a computing device, the data representation of the diagram to translate the diagram to an input/output-extended finite automata model. | 12-29-2011 |

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 |

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 |

20120016640 | MODELLING WAVE PROPAGATION CHARACTERISTICS IN AN ENVIRONMENT - A method and apparatus are disclosed for simulating wave propagation in an environment. The method includes the steps of, via a first model of the environment generated with a first modelling method, simulating a first response of the environment in a time and/or frequency domain over a first portion of the domain, and via a further model of the environment generated with a further modelling method, simulating a further response of the environment in the time and/or frequency domain over at least one further portion of the domain. | 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 |

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 |

20120016643 | VIRTUAL MEASURING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE QUALITY OF THIN FILM TRANSISTOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PROCESSES - The present invention discloses a virtual measuring system and a method thereof for predicting the quality of thin film transistor liquid crystal display processes. The virtual measuring method comprises the steps of: capturing a plurality of process parameter data from at least one process machine by an advanced process control unit; normalizing the process parameter data by an original data processing unit; picking a plurality of key process parameter data from the process parameter data by a key parameter choosing unit; establishing a virtual measuring model by a predicting unit according to the key process parameter data, and generating a virtual measuring data by the virtual measuring model. The virtual measuring model is established after a disturbing coefficient is generated through a time sequence regression algorithm by the predicting unit. | 01-19-2012 |

20120016644 | METHOD FOR CALCULATING A SYSTEM, FOR EXAMPLE AN OPTICAL SYSTEM - A method for calculating a system by optimization, the method comprising the steps of: i. providing a set of system parameters so as to define a starting system, each system parameter being set up at a starting value; ii. defining a plurality of criteria; iii. associating for each criterion a cost function; iv. defining a plurality of global cost functions by associating to each global cost function at least one cost function; v. defining a vector of variable parameters associated to each global cost function by selecting for each vector of variable parameters at least one system parameter; vi. optimizing the plurality of global cost functions by modifying the values of the system parameters of the vectors of variable parameters so as to obtain an intermediate system; repeating step vi. until an equilibrium is reached so as to obtain a system. | 01-19-2012 |

20120016645 | AUTOMATIC MODIFICATION OF A PROGRESSIVE LENS DESIGN - A method and apparatus for creating a progressive spectacle lens design by transforming a starting design. The starting design is defined to include specifications for the course of a principal line and specification of at least one base target isoastigmatism line with a constant base target astigmatism, in which the base target isoastigmatism line passes through a first predetermined control point {right arrow over (r)} | 01-19-2012 |

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 |

20120022836 | METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DETERMINATION OF AN OPTIMALLY PARAMETERIZED SCATTEROMETRY MODEL - Provided is an automated determination of an optimized parameterization of a scatterometry model for analysis of a sample diffracting structure having unknown parameters. A preprocessor determines from a plurality of floating model parameters, a reduced set of model parameters which can be reasonably floated in the scatterometry model based on a relative precision for each parameter determined from the Jacobian of measured spectral information with respect to each parameter. The relative precision for each parameter is determined in a manner which accounts for correlation between the parameters for a combination. | 01-26-2012 |

20120022837 | Smoothing Of Stair-Stepped Geometry In Grids - Smoothing stair-stepped geometry in grids is described. An example system modifies grid cells in a geologic grid model to convert a stair-stepped approximation of a geologic feature into a smooth representation of the geologic feature. The system determines approximately horizontal segments within a stair-stepped pattern that are intersected by the true surface of the geologic feature as defined by model data. The system then extends approximately vertical segments between intersected horizontal segments to the nearest cell boundaries. Cell nodes defining the endpoints of these extended vertical segments are then repositioned to the true surface of the geologic feature, while horizontal segments are collapsed. Pillars of the grid model are shifted in various beneficial ways to accommodate the repositioned nodes. The basic fabric and structure of a grid model is preserved while geologic features that are usually modeled with a stair-stepped approximation can be modeled as smooth lines in the grid model. | 01-26-2012 |

20120022838 | SYSTEM CONTROL - A method of controlling a system that has a finite execution time in the optimisation of a cost function: | 01-26-2012 |

20120022839 | METHOD FOR THE DESIGN OF A TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ABRASIVE WATERJET CUTTING OF MATERIALS - Method for abrasive waterjet cutting of materials determines a constant of cuttability using an abrasive waterjet Kawj, according to version A, where three deformation parameters are measured on a test cut/sample, version B, where two deformation parameters are measured, version C where one parameter is measured, or a version D where the design is carried out by calculating Kawj according to Young's modulus or according to an ultrasonic wave speed of the cut material. This constant is subsequently input to an algorithm. The result of a calculation using the algorithm acquires sufficient numerical and graphical data to an optimum setting of parameters and are generally valid for all engineering materials, and further of data on cut quality, limit depth of cuts and economical parameters, and also on mechanical properties of the cut material with regard to classification of the material into cuttability class. | 01-26-2012 |

20120022840 | MODEL-BASED METHOD FOR ESTIMATING AN OPTIMAL TREATMENT DOSE FOR SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDERS - The invention is a model-based method for determining an approximate optimal dose of a psychiatric treatment, for any given latitude, date, and to be calibrated for an individual patient, for medical cases which have a seasonal aspect related to light exposure, in the sense that such treatment is best given in increasing amounts as either fall/winter or spring/summer approaches and in decreasing amounts as the season recedes. | 01-26-2012 |

20120022841 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING THE STATE OF A SYSTEM - Disclosed herein are methods, apparatuses, and techniques for estimating the state of a system. According to one implementation, a Massively Parallel Nested Factorisation technique, or MPNF, is disclosed that runs efficiently on parallel computer architectures. Also disclosed is a procedure used to create and utilize MPNF ordering. | 01-26-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120029889 | CENTRIFUGAL CHILLER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM - Design COP is iteratively computed. Provided is a centrifugal chiller performance evaluation system including a data acquisition section for acquiring operating data from a centrifugal chiller as input data; a storage section storing a design COP estimation formula obtained by adding correction values corresponding to losses occurring in an actual environment to a computational formula for ideal actual-machine COP expressed using COP characteristics of a reverse Carnot cycle; and a computing section for estimating a design COP at a current operating point using the operating data acquired by the data acquisition section and the design COP estimation formula stored in the storage section. The correction values include a first correction value calculated from a first computational formula including the load factor of the centrifugal chiller as a variable and a second correction value calculated from a second computational formula including a difference between cooling water outlet temperature and chilled water outlet temperature as a variable. The second correction value contains an offset from the first correction value depending on cooling water inlet temperature. | 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 |

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 |

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 |

20120035893 | METHOD OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OPTIMIZATION DESIGN FOR ASYMMETRIC CUSP MAGNETIC FIELD IN MCZ SINGLE CRYSTAL FURNACE - The present invention discloses a method of three-dimensional optimization design for an asymmetric cusp magnetic field in an MCZ single crystal furnace. An optimization design for structural parameters of the magnetic field comprises first establishing a three-dimensional magnetic model by using an Ansys numerical analysis software; and varying parameters of the model, determining the span between the upper and lower parts of coils, the number of transverse turns of coils and the thickness of the shield based on a set magnetic induction intensity of the magnetic field, and determining the numbers of longitudinal layers of coils in the upper and lower parts of the magnetic field. An optimization design for specification parameters of the coils of the magnetic field comprises first determining a relationship between heat and specification parameters of the coils, determining a relationship between heat transfer of the coils at the copper pipe walls and the specification parameters of the coils, analyzing the heat absorbed by cooling water, establishing an optimization model of a system, and optimizing the specification parameters of the coils of the magnetic field by using the Ansys software. According the method of the present invention, the influence of the structural variation of the magnetic field on the variation of distribution and intensity of the magnetic field is intuitively revealed in three-dimension in view of all aspects, thereby reducing develop period and experiment cost on the cusp magnetic field, and increasing the efficiency of generating magnetic induction intensity by the magnetic field. | 02-09-2012 |

20120035894 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE NOISE/COMFORT PERFORMANCE OF A VEHICLE TRAVELLING ON UNEVEN GROUND - A method is presented for predicting a noise/comfort performance in a cabin of a vehicle with a body-shell and a suspension system linked to the body-shell by at least one point of attachment, with the vehicle rolling at a given speed on a rolling device with a macrorough rolling surface. The method includes: determining a global transfer function of the body-shell, determining a global admittance of the body-shell, determining an impedance of the suspension system, determining, while rolling on the macrorough rolling surface, lockup loads of the suspension system, and combining together the global transfer function of the body-shell, the global admittance of the body-shell, the impedance of the suspension system, and the lockup loads of the suspension system to obtain a prediction of noise/comfort performance (P) inside the cabin. | 02-09-2012 |

20120035895 | CONVERGED MESH GENERATION BASED ON STATISTICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of generating a converged mesh is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes identifying a plurality of geometrical mesh parameters for a design component, obtaining order of significance for the identified geometrical mesh parameters using a first statistical technique based on one or more desired convergence parameters, obtaining number of grid elements for each of the geometrical mesh parameters by applying a second statistical technique on the obtained order of significance, and generating the converged mesh using the obtained number of grid elements for each of geometrical mesh parameters. | 02-09-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120035898 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENT PREDICTION FOR A POINT OF INTEREST - An apparatus for generating environmental element predictions at a point location includes a receiver for collecting broadcast environmental element prediction data. A processor generates at least one environmental element prediction for the point location. | 02-09-2012 |

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

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120046918 | PROOF BASED BOUNDED MODEL CHECKING - An UNSAT core may be reused during iterations of a bounded model checking process. When increasing the bound, signals corresponding to signals within the UNSAT core may be used to represent the functionality of the model during cycles between the original bound and the increased bound. In case, consecutive unsatisfiability is determined in respect to different bounds, the same UNSAT core may be reused instead of computing a new UNSAT core. | 02-23-2012 |

20120046919 | ANNOTATING BINARY DECISION DIAGRAMS REPRESENTING SENSOR DATA - According to certain embodiments, one or more sets of model samples of model sensor data are accessed. Each set comprises one or more model samples corresponding to an annotation of one or more annotations. The following are performed for each set to yield one or more annotated model characteristic functions: represent each model sample of the each set as a model minterm to yield a set of model minterms; generate a model characteristic function from the set of model minterms, the model characteristic function indicating whether a given minterm is a member of the set of model minterms; and annotate the model characteristic function to yield an annotated model characteristic function. A general model characteristic function is generated from the one or more annotated model characteristic functions. | 02-23-2012 |

20120046920 | METHOD OF MONITORING OIL IN A VEHICLE - A method of monitoring oil in a vehicle having an internal combustion engine is provided. The method includes setting an original oil life, which is measured by event units occurring in the engine, and measuring a lapse of the event units. The method calculates a remaining oil life as a function of the lapse of event units and the original oil life. The remaining oil life is expressed in terms of the event units. The method monitors for oil additions and calculates an addition credit from any monitored oil additions. The method also includes calculating a modified oil life as a function of the addition credit, wherein the modified oil life is expressed in terms of the event units. | 02-23-2012 |

20120046921 | CIRCUIT DESIGN OPTIMIZATION - A method includes generating a first behavioral model of a circuit, the first behavioral model describing a physical circuit in a first configuration. The first configuration comprises a first logic structure configured to generate a first intermediate signal based on a received first plurality of inputs. The first configuration further comprises a logic cone configured to generate a scan output based on the first intermediate signal and a plurality of scan inputs. The first behavioral model is modified to generate a second behavioral model describing the physical circuit in a second configuration. The second configuration comprises an error circuit configured to receive the scan output and the first intermediate signal. A testability model is generated based on the second behavioral model, the testability model comprising a first structural representation of the first logic structure. In the event the first logic structure causes a coverage problem, the testability model is modified to include an inversion structure. The inversion structure is configured based on the first logic structure. The inversion structure is configured to generate an inversion structure output. The testability model is modified to couple the inversion structure output as an input to the error circuit. | 02-23-2012 |

20120046922 | Secure Cloud-Based Electronic Design Automation - In a method of electronic design automation, discretized meshes of layers of current conducting materials of a computerized device model are determined. Each discretized mesh corresponds to the current conducting material of one model layer. For each discretized mesh, a corresponding impedance matrix having cells is determined. Each cell includes an impedance value Z | 02-23-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120046925 | MODEL BASED DISTORTION REDUCTION FOR POWER AMPLIFIERS - A method of processing a signal is disclosed. The method comprises generating a digital signal, converting the digital signal to an analog signal, and generating an amplified analog signal having distortions. The method further comprises converting the amplified analog signal to a feedback digital signal at a sample rate and updating a model of the distortions based on the feedback digital signal. | 02-23-2012 |

20120059631 | ETOPS IFSD Risk Calculator - A system and method for analyzing a risk of extended operations (ETOPS) dual independent engine in-flight shutdown (IFSD) using an ETOPS IFSD risk calculation means is disclosed. A two-engine aircraft/engine combination performance data set is provided to obtain flight specific data, and a user input variable array is also provided. Flight times are calculated based on the flight specific data and the user input variable array. Dual independent engine shutdown total thrust loss probability values for various phases of an ETOPS flight are calculated based on the user input variable array, the flight specific data, and the flight times. A calculated risk of dual independent engine in-flight shutdown on the ETOPS flight is calculated based on a sum of the dual independent engine shutdown total thrust loss probability values. | 03-08-2012 |

20120059632 | METHOD FOR INSTALLING A RADIAL GEOTHERMAL ENERGY PROBE FIELD - A method for installing a radial geothermal probe field includes the steps of defining a total number of geothermal energy probes to be introduced, defining the directions of incidence of the individual geothermal energy probes, determining perforation points of the geothermal energy probes in a spherical projection, determining the included angles between nearby geothermal energy probes, determining a mean value of the included angles, determining a mean value of the geothermal energy probe lengths, determining a mean center spacing using the mean values for the included angles and the length of the geothermal energy probes, calculating the total heat removal capacity by using conventional computing methods for vertical geothermal energy probe fields and the mean center spacing for the distance between probes, and COMPARING the computed total heat removal capacity with a predetermined desired heat removal capacity. | 03-08-2012 |

20120059633 | Methods and Devices for Transformation of Collected Data for Improved Visualization Capability - Rock physics guided migration is disclosed to enhance subsurface three-dimensional geologic formation evaluation. In one embodiment, a geologic interpretation is generated based on a seismic data volume. Sets of compaction and acoustic formation factor curves are generated, and these are combined into a set of velocity-relationship curves. A pore pressure is derived and used to establish a pore pressure state. A rock physics template is then generated utilizing the derived information. This rock physics template can be used to refine geologic formation evaluation with any suitable form of migration technique. | 03-08-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120059636 | DEVICE AND METHOD TO DETERMINE CONDUCTIVITY FOR HIGH PRESSURE-HIGH TEMPERATURE SERVICE - A method for characterizing one or more properties of a geological formation including brine, the method including inputting at least one first property of the geological formation into an equation of state (EOS) model, the EOS model accounting for a high temperature effect on the brine; solving the EOS model to determine at least one second property of the geological formation; and outputting the at least one second property to a display device. | 03-08-2012 |

20120065947 | Collision Effect And Particle Information Update In Particulate Fluid Flow Simulations - To update particle information in a particulate fluid flow simulation, the new positions of the particles are determined by the balance of all forces, and such forces are calculated by taking surface integrals along the particle-fluid interface to reduce CPU overhead. A 3-D collision scheme for ellipsoidal particles to determine whether two or more ellipsoidal particles in the fluid flow collide, and if so, determine the location of the collision point between two colliding particles is also disclosed. Other aspects involve predicting the new location and orientation of each of the colliding particles after collision. | 03-15-2012 |

20120065948 | Monitoring, Detecting and Quantifying Chemical Compounds in a Sample - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for monitoring, detecting, and quantifying chemical compounds in a sample. A sample measurement comprising a digitized spectroscopic profile is received. A multivariate multistage background model comprising a first model that models a first time effect, a second model that models a second time effect that is different than the first time effect, or both is calculated. A background corrected sample measurement based on the sample measurement and the multivariate multistage background model is generated. A multivariate multistage library search, fault detection, and quantification algorithm is executed to identify one or more primary chemicals in the background corrected sample measurement. The search, detection, and quantification algorithm includes identifying one or more candidate chemicals in the background corrected sample measurement based on a multivariate statistical process control and identifying and quantifying a first primary chemical based on a focused chemical evaluation of the one or more candidate chemicals. | 03-15-2012 |

20120065949 | GOLF BALL ESTIMATE SIMULATION METHOD - When an air stream is made to flow into a virtual airflow space set up by computer and the velocity, direction and pressure of the air stream flowing around a rotating golf ball model are calculated for each cell of a grid, by setting an airflow stabilization time during which computation proceeds without rotation of the golf ball model until the air stream that flows into the virtual airflow space ceases to be influenced by the initial air stream and stabilizes, then rotating the golf ball model at a given spin rate once the airflow stabilization time has elapsed and calculating the velocity, direction and pressure of the air stream for each grid cell, the computational time can be greatly shortened without lowering accuracy, enabling coefficients of lift and coefficients of drag to be easily calculated from the velocity, direction and pressure of the air stream for each grid cell. | 03-15-2012 |

20120065950 | NUMERICAL METHOD FOR SIMULATING SUBSONIC FLOWS BASED ON EULER EQUATIONS IN LAGRANGIAN FORMULATION - Numerical methods for simulating subsonic flows and solving inverse problems based on the new two-dimensional Euler equations in Lagrangian formulation. A transformation to derive the Euler equations in Lagrangian plane to simplify the computational grid and to minimize the numerical diffusion caused by the convective flux. Constructed is a numerical scheme, the dimensional-splitting with hybrid upwind flux operators, where the two-dimensional Riemann problem was solved in the Lagrangian plane. The method, solving the inverse geometry shape design problem in Lagrangian plane, gives the flow filed results and the geometry shape concurrently. | 03-15-2012 |

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 |

20120072186 | PRODUCTION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A production monitoring system ( | 03-22-2012 |

20120072187 | System for evaluating energy consumption - Disclosed is a computerized method which receives energy consumption data from all sources used for the operational functioning of a building, converts consumed energy to BTU form, and establishes a historical energy footprint. System compiles these records for storage in a database capable of sorting data by category and/or value and compares energy to that used by structures of similar construction type and climate zone, improved and unimproved. System and method compares cost to yield data, concluding with the most cost effective and energy efficient method of modifying structures to predictably reduce its energy footprint/consumption per the database of energy consumption patterns. The system measures structures after improvements to verify reduced energy consumption. | 03-22-2012 |

20120072188 | STRESS AND FRACTURE MODELING USING THE PRINCIPLE OF SUPERPOSITION - Stress and fracture modeling using the principal of superposition is provided. A system simulates linearly independent far field stress models for a subsurface earth volume, computing stress, strain, and displacement values based on superposition of independent stress tensors. Based on the precomputed values, the system generates real-time recovery of paleostress values, or, stress, strain, and displacement parameters for any point in the subsurface volume as the user varies far field stress values. The system recovers one or more tectonic events, or a stress tensor represented by a ratio of principal magnitudes and associated orientation, using fault geometry, well bore data (fracture orientation and secondary fault plane data), GPS, InSAR, folded and faulted horizons, tiltmeters, slip and slikenlines on faults. The system uses different geologic data from seismic interpretation, well bore readings, and field observation to provide numerous results, such as predicted fracture propagation based on perturbed stress field. | 03-22-2012 |

20120072189 | SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR ESTIMATING FIELD - In a sparse sensor array for detecting the progression of a cloud of gas within a confined space, a method is disclosed for estimating a distribution of the cloud of gas throughout the confined space. The method includes determining at each interval a plurality of functions representing possible distributions of the gas cloud by a Gaussian process, employing a particle filtering process to predict the progression of each such function at a subsequent sampling instant, using a diffusion equation for the gas cloud, attaching a likelihood value to each function at the subsequent sampling instant, and determining a revised set of functions with associated likelihood values, and repeating the above steps. | 03-22-2012 |

20120072190 | Method and System for Non-Invasive Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease - A method and system for non-invasive patient-specific assessment of coronary artery disease is disclosed. An anatomical model of a coronary artery is generated from medical image data. A velocity of blood in the coronary artery is estimated based on a spatio-temporal representation of contrast agent propagation in the medical image data. Blood flow is simulated in the anatomical model of the coronary artery using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation using the estimated velocity of the blood in the coronary artery as a boundary condition. | 03-22-2012 |

20120072191 | Quantum Computational Systems - A computer-implemented method for encryption and decryption using quantum computational model is disclosed. Such a method includes providing a model of a lattice having a system of non-abelian anyons disposed thereon. From the lattice model, a first quantum state associated with the lattice is determined. Movement of non-abelian anyons within the lattice is modeled to model formation of first and second quantum braids in the space-time of the lattice. The first quantum braid corresponds to first text. The second quantum braid corresponds to second text. A second quantum state associated with the lattice is determined from the lattice model after formation of the first and second quantum braids has been modeled. The second quantum state corresponds to second text that is different from the first text. | 03-22-2012 |

20120072192 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOOP LENGTH AND BRIDGED TAP LENGTH DETERMINATION OF A TRANSMISSION LINE - Through the use of a least squares minimization concept, the loop length, the number of bridged taps and length of the bridged taps on a transmission line can be determined from readily available modem data. In particular, the loop length, the number of bridge taps and the length of bridged taps can be estimated by comparing a measured frequency domain channel impulse response of the transmission line to a model of a loop that is comprised of multiple sections and multiple bridge taps. | 03-22-2012 |

20120072193 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING TREATMENTS USING PATIENT-SPECIFIC LUNG MODELS AND COMPUTER METHODS - The present invention concerns a method for determining optimised parameters for mechanical ventilation, MV, of a subject, comprising: a) obtaining data concerning a three-dimensional image of the subject's respiratory system; b) calculating a specific three-dimensional structural model of the subject's lung structure from the image data obtained in step a); c) calculating a specific three-dimensional structural model of the subject's airway structure from the image data obtained in step a); d) calculating a patient-specific three-dimensional structural model of the subject's lobar structure from the lung model obtained in step b); e) modeling by a computer, the air flow through the airway, using the models of the airway and lobar structure of the subject obtained in steps c) and d) at defined MV parameters; f) modeling by a computer, the structural behavior of the airway and the interaction with the flow, using the models of the airway and lobar structure of the subject obtained in steps b) and c) at defined MV parameters; g) determining the MV parameters which lead to a decrease in airway resistance and hence an increase in lobar mass flow for the same driving pressures according to the model of step d), thereby obtaining optimized MV parameters. It also relates to a method for assessing the efficacy of a treatment for a respiratory condition. | 03-22-2012 |

20120078593 | CONSUMPTION ENERGY CALCULATING DEVICE - There is provided a consumption energy calculating device which simulates power consumption of a heating and cooling appliance operated by a customer living in a house. A first receiver and a second receiver receive a demand response signal and an external environmental factor parameter. A pain level model shows a relationship between an indoor air temperature and a pain level. A first calculator calculates, when the appliance is not in operation, the indoor air temperature of a next sample time. A second calculator calculates, when the appliance is in operation, determines the indoor air temperature of the next sample time. A working sequence generator determines whether the appliance is or not to be operated during the next sample time. The power consumption determination unit determines power consumption consumed by the appliance before the next sample time and outputs data showing the power consumption. | 03-29-2012 |

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 |

20120089378 | METHOD OF ESTIMATING LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY OF BRIDGE - Provided is a method of estimating a load carrying capacity of a bridge. The load carrying capacity estimation method includes the steps of: estimating a mode coefficient of the bridge using an acceleration signal obtained from an accelerometer that is installed in the bridge; updating an analysis model of the bridge using the estimated mode coefficient; and estimating a rating factor of the bridge by applying a dead load and a design live load to the updated analysis model. | 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 |

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 |

20120095733 | METHODS, SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUMS FOR INTEGRATED PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION - A method, system, and computer readable storage medium according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, may (a) provide a non-linear deterministic model representing the production system, the model including one or more inputs and one or more outputs, and associating a PDF with one or more of a first input and a first output, wherein the first input and the first output are not measured and not deterministically known; (b) linearize the model, and obtain a measurement of one or more of a second input and/or a second output; (c) determine, using a joint mean and covariance, a joint uncertainty related to one or more of the inputs and outputs; and (d) determine, using the joint mean and covariance and the measurement, a conditional mean and covariance for the one or more of the first input and first output. | 04-19-2012 |

20120095734 | OPTIMIZING BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT MODELS - A method of optimizing a Business Process Management (BPM) model, where the model is associated with a plurality of key performance indicators depending on a control parameter vector that includes a plurality of control parameters, may include separating the plurality of control parameters into a linear control parameter vector and a non-linear control parameter vector. A set of candidate values may be iteratively calculated for the control parameter vector. Each candidate value may be determined for a preselected value of a non-linear control parameter belonging to the non-linear control parameter vector from execution of a mixed integer program model associated with the BPM model, the key performance indicators and the preselected value of the non-linear control parameter vector. The method may further include adjusting the BPM model based on at least one of the candidate values. | 04-19-2012 |

20120095735 | Method of Integration of Molecular Pathway Models - A method for integrating molecular pathway models provides a computational architecture to integrate multiple molecular pathway models. The present invention utilizes a number of systems for communicating mathematical models between servers to a main database for the derivation of an integral solution. The present invention provides a method for the creation of a complex model such as a whole cell. | 04-19-2012 |

20120095736 | EXTENSION OF COSMO-SAC SOLVATION MODEL FOR ELECTROLYTES - An extension of COSMO-SAC to electrolytes (eCOSMO-SAC) combines the COSMO-SAC term for short range molecule-molecule, molecule-ion and ion-ion interactions with the extended symmetric Pitzer-Debye-Hückel term for long range ion-ion interactions. The extension recognizes that like-ion repulsion and local electroneutrality govern the surface segment contacts, and introduces a dual sigma profile concept for electrolyte systems. The eCOSMO-SAC formulation predicts activity coefficients of several representative electrolyte systems. | 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 |

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 |

20120095739 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE EFFICACY OF A COMBINATION THERAPY - The present invention concerns the determination of weighted phenotypic sensitivity score (wPSS) for a combination therapy as being the combination of information about the inherent anti-viral potency of each drug, as determined through statistical analysis of response to anti-retroviral therapy combination regimens, with resistance information on the individual patient's virus to each anti-retroviral drug as well as the use of this wPSS for predicting the efficacy of a patient's therapy or for evaluating or optimizing a therapy. | 04-19-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120101789 | GEOPHYSICAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS - A method of processing geophysical data including at least measured potential field data from a potential field survey of a surveyed region of the earth to provide a representation of the geology of said surveyed region, the method comprising: inputting a first and a second set of measured potential field data wherein at least said first set of measured potential field data is filtered data; and generating a model of said surveyed region by predicting a first set of data and a second set of data corresponding to said first and second sets of measured potential field data; filtering said first set of predicted data, wherein said filtering matches the filtering applied to the first set of measured data and fitting said first set of filtered predicted data and said second set of predicted data to said first and second sets of measured data, respectively. | 04-26-2012 |

20120109597 | METHOD OF DEVELOPING A PETROLEUM RESERVOIR FROM HISTORY MATCHING OF PRODUCTION DATA AND SEISMIC DATA - A method of developing a petroleum reservoir from a reservoir model constrained by the production data and seismic attributes. Production data and seismic data are acquired during the development of the reservoir. A first image of a seismic attribute is constructed from the seismic data. Production responses are simulated from a reservoir model using a flow simulator. An image corresponding to the seismic attribute is simulated from the reservoir model. A local dissimilarity map is constructed from the reference seismic attribute image and from the simulated seismic attribute image. The reservoir model is modified to minimize any difference between the measured production data and the corresponding production responses and to minimize local dissimilarities. This model is used to determine an optimal development scheme and the reservoir is developed according to the development scheme. | 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 |

20120109599 | Planning System for Neurostimulation Therapy - A system for planning implantation of a neurostimulation probe is provided. The system comprises an input for receiving anatomical data comprising information regarding a position and an orientation of at least one fiber bundle in a target region, an input for receiving therapeutic information comprising information regarding a stimulation preferability of the at least one fiber bundle, an optimization module for based on the position, the orientation and the stimulation preferability of the at least one fiber bundle calculating at least one optimal position and at least one optimal orientation for implantation of the neurostimulation probe at which optimal position and orientation the probe is capable of generating an electric field gradient substantially parallel to at least one fiber bundle with a high stimulation preferability and/or substantially perpendicular to at least one fiber bundle with a low stimulation preferability and an output for providing the optimal position and orientation. | 05-03-2012 |

20120109600 | VARIABLE STEP-SIZE LEAST MEAN SQUARE METHOD FOR ESTIMATION IN ADAPTIVE NETWORKS - The variable step-size least mean square method for estimation in adaptive networks uses a variable step-size to provide estimation for each node in the adaptive network, where the step-size at each node is determined by the error calculated for each node, as opposed to conventional least mean square algorithms used in adaptive filters and the like, where the choice of step-size reflects a tradeoff between misadjustment and the speed of adaptation. | 05-03-2012 |

20120109601 | METHOD FOR FORECASTING A MAGNETIC OR ELECTRICAL ENVIRONMENT FROM AN OCEAN VOLUME - A method of ocean property forecasting. The method includes generating one of a magnetic field prediction and an electric field prediction between a first observation point and a plurality of uniform ocean cells by generating a vector sum of magnetic field contributions from a plurality of magnetic field vectors and a vector sum of electric field contributions from a plurality of electric field vectors, respectively. The method further includes generating one of a magnetic field forecast and an electric field forecast of the ocean volume at a second observation point in the ocean volume by re-using the magnetic field vectors and electric field vectors and scaling one of the plurality of magnetic field vectors and the plurality of electric field vectors by a plurality of tri-axial equivalent electrical currents with identical geometry to the first observation point. | 05-03-2012 |

20120109602 | Blasting Method - Methods for evaluating drill pattern parameters such as burden, spacing, borehole 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 explosive 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. | 05-03-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120116730 | ABSOLUTE NUCLEAR MATERIAL ASSAY USING COUNT DISTRIBUTION (LAMBDA) SPACE - A method of absolute nuclear material assay of an unknown source comprising counting neutrons from the unknown source and providing an absolute nuclear material assay utilizing a model to optimally compare to the measured count distributions. In one embodiment, the step of providing an absolute nuclear material assay comprises utilizing a random sampling of analytically computed fission chain distributions to generate a continuous time-evolving sequence of event-counts by spreading the fission chain distribution in time. | 05-10-2012 |

20120116731 | Multidimensional relaxometry methods for consumer goods - Multidimensional relaxometry methods for products and/or systems resulting from the use of such methodology, as well as processes for making, changing and/or using such products and/or systems are disclosed. Such methodologies can obviate the current shortcomings of currently available measurement methodologies and can be used to define component parameters that can be used to produce new and/or superior products and/or systems. | 05-10-2012 |

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 |

20120116733 | Data Perturbation for Wafer Inspection or Metrology Setup - Various embodiments for determining parameters for wafer inspection and/or metrology are provided. | 05-10-2012 |

20120116734 | Method of characterizing an electrical defect affecting an electronic circuit, related device and information recording medium - The method according to the invention consists of producing a real cartography of the magnetic field radiated by the circuit placed in a predetermined operating state. It includes the following steps: a) applying a transform to an initial hypothesis on the nature of the defect, to obtain a current hypothesis, b) superimposing the current hypothesis on an initial topology of the circuit to obtain a current topology; c) simulating the magnetic field generated by the current topology, so as to obtain a current simulated cartography; d) estimating the current value of a correlation function between the measured cartography and the current simulated cartography; and e) iterating steps a) to d) to seek a maximum of the correlation function by modifying the value of said characteristic parameter of the defect. | 05-10-2012 |

20120116735 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CREATING AND EXPLOITING THERMAL MODELS - The invention relates to a method for thermal simulation of an electronic circuit, including: | 05-10-2012 |

20120116736 | METHOD FOR THE ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS OF A BODY AND A SYSTEM FOR THE EXECUTION OF SUCH A METHOD - A system and method for the acoustic analysis of a body, in particular a fuselage structure of an aircraft, is provided including: inputting data for geometry, material, boundary conditions and acoustic parameters of the body, generating a body idealised in terms of its structural mechanics, and a cavity simulating the interior of the body, on the basis of the data inputted as a numerical body model, inputting the geometry of the body with a pattern of nodes and the generation of finite elements, stimulating an acoustic loading case by subjecting the body model to at least one sound pressure wave at a defined frequency, analyzing the effect of the sound pressure wave on the body model, and outputting a sound reduction index (R) for the body with reference to that frequency. | 05-10-2012 |

20120116737 | ZONAL METHODS FOR COMPUTATION OF PARTICLE INTERACTIONS - A generalized approach to particle interaction can confer advantages over previously described method in terms of one or more of communications bandwidth and latency and memory access characteristics. These generalizations can involve one or more of at least spatial decomposition, import region rounding, and multiple zone communication scheduling. An architecture for computation of particle interactions makes use various forms of parallelism. In one implementation, the parallelism involves using multiple computation nodes arranged according to a geometric partitioning of a simulation volume. | 05-10-2012 |

20120116738 | 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. | 05-10-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120123747 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING AND DISPLAYING SHEET-METAL-FORMING SIMULATION PARAMETERS - In a method for the numerical simulation of sheet-metal-forming processes, forming simulation parameters are visually displayed by: | 05-17-2012 |

20120123748 | Method and Apparatus for Measuring a Structure on a Substrate, Computer Program Products for Implementing Such Methods and Apparatus - Diffraction models and scatterometry are used to reconstruct a model of a microscopic structure on a substrate. A plurality of candidate structures are defined, each represented by a plurality of parameters (p | 05-17-2012 |

20120123749 | METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DESIGNING CHROMATIC DISPERSION COMPENSATION - A design method includes calculating a calculated compensation amount of a dispersion compensation module arranged on each of a plurality of wavelength paths in such a way that a residual chromatic dispersion value of each of the wavelength paths which transmits an optical signal between an initial node and a final node satisfies a tolerance condition given in accordance with a priority given to each of the wavelength paths; and deciding a decision value to be applied as the compensation amount of the dispersion compensation module based on the calculated compensation amount based on a plurality of candidate values each being prepared in advance as the candidate for the compensation amount of the dispersion compensation module. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123750 | Fractional Order Element Based Impedance Matching - Disclosed are various embodiments of methods and systems related to fractional order element based impedance matching. In one embodiment, a method includes aligning a traditional Smith chart (|α|=1) with a fractional order Smith chart (|α|≠1). A load impedance is located on the traditional Smith chart and projected onto the fractional order Smith chart. A fractional order matching element is determined by transitioning along a matching circle of the fractional order Smith chart based at least in part upon characteristic line impedance. In another embodiment, a system includes a fractional order impedance matching application executed in a computing device. The fractional order impedance matching application includes logic that obtains a first set of Smith chart coordinates at a first order, determines a second set of Smith chart coordinates at a second order, and determines a fractional order matching element from the second set of Smith chart coordinates. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123751 | Method for Estimating a Melting Temperature of a Nucleic Acid in Buffers Containing Magnesium Ions - The invention relates to methods and systems for predicting or estimating the melting temperature of duplex nucleic acids, in the presence of divalent cations, particularly duplexes of oligonucleotides which may be used as, for example, but not limited to primers or probes in PCR and/or hybridization assays. The methods and algorithms use novel formulas, having terms and coefficients that are functions of the particular nucleotide sequence, to estimate the effect of divalent cation salt conditions on the melting temperature. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123752 | DETERMINATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE NUMBER OF MULTI-FEED ELEMENTS IN MULTI-BEAM ANTENNA - Provided is a method and apparatus for determining the number of feed elements in a multi-beam antenna. Provided is a method and apparatus capable of determining the number of feed elements to be installed in an antenna and thereby estimating a size of the antenna in order to efficiently configure an antenna for forming multiple beams. In particular, when configuring the antenna for providing the multiple beams, the number of feed elements to be installed in the antenna may be quickly computed. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123753 | Method for analyzing longitudinal data, corresponding computer and system - The method according to the invention for analyzing longitudinal data characterizing the evolution of at least a first variable as a function of at least one second variable, comprising steps for determining ( | 05-17-2012 |

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 |

20120123755 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING ROTOR SLOTS - Methods of determining a quantity of rotor slots in an induction motor are disclosed. An approximate slip is calculated according to an approximate slip function. 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. A slip estimation error signal is calculated. A rotor slots performance surface representative of an aggregate of the slip estimation error signals 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. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123756 | Drilling Advisory Systems and Methods Based on At Least Two Controllable Drilling Parameters - Methods and systems for controlling drilling operations include using a statistical model to identify at least two controllable drilling parameters having significant correlation to one or more drilling performance measurements. The methods and systems further generate operational recommendations for at least two controllable drilling parameters based at least in part on the statistical model. The operational recommendations are selected to optimize one or more drilling performance measurements. | 05-17-2012 |

20120123757 | Methods to Estimate Downhole Drilling Vibration Indices From Surface Measurement - Method to estimate severity of downhole vibration for a wellbore drill tool assembly, comprising: identifying a dataset comprising selected drill tool assembly parameters; selecting a reference level of downhole vibration index 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 index; 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 index severity indicator by evaluating the determined surface parameter vibration attribute with respect to the identified reference surface vibration attribute. | 05-17-2012 |

20120130688 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HYBRID RISK MODELING OF TURBOMACHINERY - Systems and methods are disclosed herein for enhancing turbomachine operations. Such systems and methods include a hybrid risk model. The hybrid risk model includes a physics-based sub model and a statistical sub model. The physics-based sub model is configured to model physical components of a turbomachine. The statistical sub model is configured to model historical information of the turbomachine. The hybrid risk model is configured to calculate a turbomachine parameter. | 05-24-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120130692 | Li-Ion Battery Capacity and Voltage Prediction Using Quantum Simulations - Provided are methods and computer programs for predicting lithium battery properties. One method includes operations for selecting candidate structures for the battery, and for obtaining a plurality of delithiated structures of the candidate structures with different lithium concentrations. The quantum mechanical (QM) energies of the delithiated structures are calculated, and a functional form is developed to obtain the voltage of the lithium battery. The functional form is a function of the lithium concentration and is based on the QM energies of the delithiated structures. Further, the capacity of the lithium battery is calculated based on a selected lithium concentration, where the functional form returns a cut-off voltage of the lithium battery when the lithium concentration is equal to the selected lithium concentration. | 05-24-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120143573 | Method for Tracking Detail-Preserving Fully-Eulerian Interface - A method for tracking fully-Eulerian interface is provided, which preserves the fine details of liquids. Unlike existing Eulerian methods, the method shows good mass conservation even though it does not employ conventional Lagrangian elements. In addition, it handles complex merging and splitting of interfaces robustly due to the implicit representation. To model the interface more accurately, a high order polynomial reconstruction of the signed distance function is utilized based on a number of sub-grid quadrature points. By combining this accurate polynomial representation with a high-order re-initialization method, the method preserves the detailed structures of the interface. Moreover, the method is simple to implement, unconditionally stable, and is suitable for parallel computing environments. | 06-07-2012 |

20120143574 | PROCESS TOOL CHEMICAL AND GAS USAGE OPTIMIZATION - A resource usage optimization server determines a degradation caused by a first resource. The resource usage optimization server determines a cleaning caused by a second resource. The resource usage optimization server calculates a ratio of the degradation and the cleaning. | 06-07-2012 |

20120143575 | Method For Optimization With Gradient Information - A method of improving a geologic model of a subsurface region. One or more sets of parameter values are selected. Each parameter represents a geologic property. A cost and a gradient of the cost are obtained for each set. A geometric approximation of a parameter space defined by one or more formations is constructed. A response surface model is generated expressing the cost and gradient associated with each formation. When a finishing condition is not satisfied, at least one additional set is selected based at least in part on the response surface model associated with previously selected sets. Parts of the method are repeated using successively selected additional sets to update the approximation and the response surface model until the finishing condition is satisfied. Sets having a predetermined level of cost to a geologic model of the subsurface region and/or their associated predicted outcomes are outputted to update the geologic model. | 06-07-2012 |

20120150495 | THREE-DIMENSIONAL CATALYTIC CONVERTER MODELING - A computing device includes a first module configured to determine at least one quantity at a plurality of axial locations in a catalytic converter. Each axial location extends in a direction that is generally parallel to a direction of flow of exhaust gas through the catalytic converter. The computing device further includes a second module configured to receive the quantity determined by the first module and solve the three-dimensional model of the catalytic converter based at least in part on the received quantity. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150496 | Simplified Fast 3D Finite Difference Particulate Flow Algorithms for Liquid Toner Mobility Simulations - In updating particle information in a particulate fluid flow simulation, a 2D/3D collision scheme checks for the existence of any particle collision, and if so, calculates the collision force and torque on each colliding particle. Another 2D/3D collision scheme checks whether any particle is contacting a solid wall domain boundary, and if so, calculates the wall force and torque. Following collision, the particle location is updated according to the particle translational velocity, the collision force, and the domain wall reaction force. The particle orientation is updated according to the particle angular velocity, collision torque, and wall reaction torque. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150497 | Power Flow Analysis for Balanced Power Distribution Systems - A method analyzes a model of a balanced power distribution system by transforming a model of the balanced distribution system with zero impedance branches to an equivalent model of the balanced power distribution system with non-zero impedance branches. Decoupled power mismatch equations with second orders are generated for each bus in the equivalent model. Power mismatches are determined using the bus power flow equations. The power mismatches are compared to a predetermined threshold. Then, for each bus, solving iteratively, if the comparing is true, the power mismatch equations to obtain a bus voltage magnitude correction and a bus phase angle correction until the comparing is false. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150498 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FORECASTING CLINICAL PATHWAYS AND RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS - A system, method and computer program product for forecasting one or more clinical pathways and resource requirements of at least one patient are provided. The system comprises an input module for receiving inputs pertaining to patient diagnostic data, the patient diagnostic data comprising information identified during diagnosis of the patient. The system also comprises a repository for storing data comprising at least one of patient data and pre-existing clinical pathways. The patient data comprises at least one of the patient diagnostic data received from the input module; patient historical data comprising historical treatment data of the patient and patient demographic data comprising demographic details of the patient. The system also comprises a clinical pathway forecasting module for forecasting clinical pathways by application of predetermined analytical models on the patient data and pre-existing clinical pathways. The system further comprises a resource requirement forecasting module for forecasting resource requirements of the patient. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150499 | INVERTIBLE CONTACT MODEL - Methods for computing the inverse dynamics of multibody systems with contacts are disclosed. Inverse dynamics means computing external forces that cause a system to move along a given trajectory. Such computations have been used routinely for data analysis and control synthesis in the absence of contacts between rigid bodies. The disclosed inverse dynamics methods include the ability to handle contacts. The disclosed methods include the following steps: projecting the discrete-time equations of motion from joint space to contact space; defining the forward dynamics in contact space as the solution to an optimization problem; using the features of this optimization problem to obtain a unique inverse—which turns out to correspond to the solution to a dual optimization problem; solving the latter using standard methods for numerical optimization; projecting the solution from contact space back to joint space and finding the external forces. The corresponding methods for computing forward dynamics are also disclosed. | 06-14-2012 |

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 |

20120150501 | RESERVOIR GEOBODY CALCULATION - A method for calculating connected productive regions (“geobodies”) in a hydrocarbon reservoir uses an algorithm which visits a cell in a geological model of the reservoir, assigning a geobody identifier if the cell possesses certain threshold characteristics and adding the connected neighbors of each visited cell to a data queue or stack. The data queue is emptied cell by cell, each cell popped out of the queue being assigned the same geobody identifier value and having its own connected neighbors added to the queue. Cells are popped out until the queue is empty and then another cell in the model which has not yet been visited is selected. The process continues until all cells have been visited. Cells may also be pre-identified as being part of a well; in this case the algorithm will also establish well connectivity. | 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 |

20120150503 | REAL-TIME CAPABLE BATTERY CELL SIMULATION - A system for real-time simulation of a battery comprising simulating a cell array by an overall computer model is disclosed. The model includes a plurality of single cells. A computer is connected via a cell voltage emulator to a control unit calculating terminal voltages of single cells by using the overall model and supplying the calculated terminal cell voltages to the control unit by the cell voltage emulator. The overall model comprises a first model which models a first single reference cell having cell parameters typical of the cell array and sending the total input current of the cell array to the first model as an input variable. The terminal voltage of the reference cell is calculated by the first model. The overall model further comprises a second model which calculates a deviation in the terminal voltage of an additional single cell from the terminal voltage of the reference cell. | 06-14-2012 |

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 |

20120150505 | DOSE ESTIMATION SERVICE SYSTEM CONFIGURED TO SUPPORT MULTIPLE COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL IMAGING SCAN PROVIDERS - Techniques are disclosed for estimating patient radiation exposure during computerized tomography (CT) scans. More specifically, embodiments of the invention provide efficient approaches for generating a suitable patient model used to make such an estimate, to approaches for estimating patient dose by interpolating the results of multiple simulations, and to approaches for a service provider to host a dose estimation service made available to multiple CT scan providers. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150506 | Constrained Pressure Residual Preconditioner For Efficient Solution Of The Adjoint Equation - A method, system and computer program product is disclosed for using a constrained pressure residual (CPR) preconditioner to solve adjoint models. A linear system of fluid flow equations comprising a plurality of variables that represent fluid flow properties in a geological formation of a subterranean reservoir is provided. Matrix (Ã) | 06-14-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120150510 | NUMERICAL METHOD OF CALCULATING HEAT, MASS, CHEMICAL AND ELECTRIC TRANSPORT FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL POROUS SOLID - This invention relates to a method of estimating fluxes for the processes of matter and field transport through fluid-saturated or gas-saturated porous solid. The method comprises obtaining three-dimensional porous solid images by, but not limited, X-ray microtomography, 3D NMR imaging, 3D reconstruction from petrographic thin-section analysis etc., digital processing and morphological analysis of the 3D core images by consecutive application of the image filtering, segmentation and multiple property recognition for obtaining digital 3D models of porous solid samples and performing a set of morphological and geometrical statistical property analysis. For the above mentioned 3D model (models) heat, mass, chemical and electric fluxes are modeled (separately or in combination) under given boundary conditions by means of numerical solver. The new models, which are statistically equivalent to the abovementioned model (models) are generated by means of random field and stochastic geometry theory; heat, mass, chemical and electric fluxes are simulated for new models. The obtained fluxes are averaged over realizations to be used in macroscopic calculations. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150511 | Method And System For Analysing Data Obtained Using Scattering Measurements From Disordered Material - The invention relates to a method and system for analysing a disorderly material. In the method, a scattering cluster is defined, which consists of elementary parallelepipeds, which have defined principal axes and positions in space, one or more atoms from a desired set of atom types are defined for each elementary parallelepiped, for the desired positions, or one or more elementary parallelepipeds are set to be empty, and the desired properties of the cluster are defined as functions of position with the aid of suitable parameters, after which the elementary parallelepipeds form a disorderly cluster. Further, in the method, the scattering power of the cluster is calculated for the desired radiation with the aid of the properties of the cluster. With the aid of the invention, it is possible to model in greater detail disorderly materials, such a crystal-defective materials, or materials comprising various boundary surfaces. | 06-14-2012 |

20120150512 | INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE FOR CALCULATING STRESS OF SUBSTANCE - An simulation device includes a first memory that stores an atomic structure containing atomic positions in a substance, a second memory that stores an atomic structure containing atomic positions in a crystal containing the atom, a dividing unit that compares the atomic positions of a plurality of divided portions into which the substance is divided with the atomic positions in the crystal, maps the atomic positions of the divided portions to the atomic positions of the crystal to specify the divided portions of the substance, a parallelepiped forming unit, a stress calculating unit that calculates a mean stress applied to the parallelepiped in a virtual crystalline structure in which the parallelepiped is iterated and a control unit that specifies the stresses of the respective divided portions of the substance by executing the system repeatedly. | 06-14-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120158374 | METHOD FOR REAL-TIME MODELING OF AN N-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE - A method for determining an estimate of a response characteristic that depends on a number of input factors includes developing a mathematical model of the response as a function of the input factors based on a statistical fit of a plurality of measured data points. The method also includes mapping the value of the response characteristic and the input factors at a plurality of conditions. The method combines the mapped data with the mathematical model to produce an estimate of the response characteristic that is more accurate over a range of conditions than either the mapped data or the model taken individually. | 06-21-2012 |

20120158375 | METHOD FOR COMPUTING COOLING REDUNDANCY AT THE RACK LEVEL - A system and method for designing aspects of a cooling system for a data center is provided. A method is provided including computing cooling redundancy at each rack position in a data center, in real time. The redundancy can be reported using the traditional N+1, N+2, etc. notation, where N is the number of coolers required to meet the primary cooling load type specification. The method substantially reduces the computational complexity of computing cooling redundancy. | 06-21-2012 |

20120158376 | FAULT ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A fault seal analysis system with a data input which receives data pertaining to one or more physical parameters of a rock stratigraphy at or near a fault and means for analysing the data by applying one or more algorithm to create a model of the geometry and physical properties of the rock at or near the fault, the analysis means further comprising a user input which allows a user to vary input parameters of the one or more algorithms and creating one or more data volumes or models of the geometric and physical parameters. The analysed data is represented on a fault plane property viewer having at least one fault property diagram of a fault and a software module adapted to interrogate the data volume to map data from the data volume onto the diagram to show the sealing properties of the fault. | 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 |

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 |

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 |

20120158380 | System And Method For Simulating Fluid Flow In A Fractured Reservoir - A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for simulating fluid flow in a fractured subterranean reservoir. A reservoir model representative of a fractured subterranean reservoir is provided. The reservoir model includes porous matrix control volumes and a network of fractures, which define fracture control volumes, overlying the porous matrix control volumes. A system of equations based on scale separation is constructed for fluid flow in the porous matrix control volumes and the fracture control volumes. The system of equations can include fracture equations having a pressure vector for each network of fractures that is split into an average pressure value and remainder pressure value. The system of equations based on scale separation is sequentially solved, such as by using an iterative Multi-Scale Finite Volume (MSFV) method. | 06-21-2012 |

20120158381 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VARIANCE ESTIMATION IN AMPLITUDE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION MODEL - A variance estimation apparatus for an amplitude probability distribution (APD) model includes: an APD curve calculation unit for calculating an APD curve of an APD model for noise of an electronic device; and a linearity determination unit for determining a linearity of a slope of the APD curve calculated by the APD curve calculation unit. The apparatus further includes a variance processing unit for selectively performing equivalent variance processing or different variance processing based on the linearity determination result obtained from the linearity determination unit. | 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 |

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 |

20120158384 | COMPUTER SIMULATION OF PHOTOLITHOGRAPHIC PROCESSING - Methods, systems, and related computer program products for photolithographic process simulation are disclosed. In one preferred embodiment, a resist processing system is simulated according to a Wiener nonlinear model thereof in which a plurality of precomputed optical intensity distributions corresponding to a respective plurality of distinct elevations in an optically exposed resist film are received, each optical intensity distribution is convolved with each of a plurality of predetermined Wiener kernels to generate a plurality of convolution results, and at least two of the convolution results are multiplied to produce at least one cross-product. A weighted summation of the plurality of convolution results and the at least one cross-product is computed using a respective plurality of predetermined Wiener coefficients to generate a Wiener output, and a resist processing system simulation result is generated based at least in part on the Wiener output. | 06-21-2012 |

20120166151 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMANCE MONITORING OF COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION - A process includes measuring internal variables and external variables in a commercial refrigeration system, and calculating a daily aggregate for each of the variables. A local energy consumption model and a long term energy consumption model are created. Daily aggregates that contain an anomaly are removed from the long term energy consumption model before creating the long term energy consumption model. The energy consumption deviation estimated by the local energy consumption model is compared with the energy consumption deviation estimated by the long term energy consumption model. A temporary deviation is detected from the local energy consumption model and/or the long term energy consumption model. A continuously increasing degradation in relation to the long term energy consumption model is detected, and a long term degradation rate is calculated. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166152 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING PROPERTIES OF NUCLEIC ACID NANOSTRUCTURES - Techniques for controlling properties of nucleic acid nanostructures include receiving data that indicates a sequence of nucleotides on at least a first strand of a nucleic acid. Values are determined for at least one physical property for each portion of the at least first strand. Based at least in part on a numerical model and the physical properties for each portion, a value is determined of at least one derived property of a nanostructure that comprises the at least first strand of nucleic acid. In some embodiments, information gained from the numerical model is used iteratively in order to optimize or improve one or more of the properties of the target DNA origami structure. | 06-28-2012 |

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 |

20120166154 | Wheel Slip Simulation Systems And Methods - A dynamometer may be configured to simulate the rotating inertial characteristics of a wheel-tire assembly slipping relative to a road surface and having rotating inertial characteristics different than the rotating inertial characteristics of the wheel-tire assembly being simulated. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166155 | Method for Selecting Sensor Nodes - The present invention relates to a method for selecting sensor nodes, the method is adopted for calculating the value of a contribution function for a plurality of objects contributed by a plurality of sensor nodes, wherein the contribution function value is calculated by way of determining a coverage level of the objects made by the sensor nodes, or by means of arranging a sub sensor node group capable of sensing covering an object group and calculating the value of the contribution function for the objects contributed by the sensor nodes; Therefore, through the method, the sensor nodes having maximum contribution to the objects can be selected and arranged in a specific environment, and the sensing direction of those sensor nodes can be adjusted for making the sensor node group performs the best efficiency. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166156 | Internet Based Hosted System and Computer Readable Medium for Modeling Analysis - A Internet based system and computer readable medium comprising code for determining multiple modeling analysis tasks associated with a received data set, wherein the received data set is received via Internet, receiving a specification of multiple modeling analysis tasks, collecting a specification of the modeling analysis tasks via Internet, conducting a modeling analysis the received data set based on the determined multiple modeling analysis tasks and the received specification of the modeling analysis tasks and delivering a result of the modeling analysis via Internet. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166157 | Methods and Systems for Interpreting Multiphase Fluid Flow in A Conduit - Systems and methods are disclosed for interpreting measurements by a meter of defined dimension in a multiphase flow in a conduit in a wellbore. The meter may be a spinner used to obtain measurements at locations in the flow. The measurements may be averaged across a defined dimension, and a measurement model generated. A parameter profile (e.g., velocity) can be generated by curve fitting to the model. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166158 | PREDICTING DROPLET POPULATIONS IN PIPING FLOWS - A method to model the scrubbing of process fluids containing contaminant gases with aqueous scrubbing agents such as water. The method is implemented with the use of a processor that: receives information corresponding to a process fluid and a piping infrastructure in which the fluid flows; receives information corresponding to an injectant and an injector configured to inject the injectant into the fluid; and predicts a droplet size distribution as a function of time based on the received information. The droplet modeling is used to compute the scrubbing rate as a function of time and to correlate with the concentration of the contaminants to be scrubbed, providing a prediction of the contaminant concentration at any given distance from the injector. The prediction is based at least in part on computation of one or more closed-form expressions to describe both the droplet interaction processes and the scrubbing rate. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166159 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE GRAVITY SEARCH - Provided are a gravity search adaptive apparatus and method. The gravity search adaptive apparatus includes: a system configured to process and output a received signal; a system modeling unit configured to receive the same signal as a signal input to the system, to convert the signal using a system modeling parameter, and to output the converted signal; and an adaptive controller configured to use a gravity search adaptive algorithm to detect the system modeling parameter so that an error signal which is a difference between an output signal of the system and an output signal of the system modeling unit converges on a minimum value when the system modeling parameter is applied to the system modeling unit. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166160 | BLOCK MODEL CONSTRUCTING METHOD FOR COMPLEX GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURES - A block model constructing method for complex geological structures is provided. The method comprises the following steps: a) making a triangle mesh description of a layer plane or a fault plane; b) judging whether two triangles intersect, and finding out the intersection points if they intersect; c) performing a geometric consistency and topological consistency processing within every intersectant triangle; d) extracting an enclosing block to acquire an interface constituted of peripheral edges of the enclosing block, and defining a geological attribute of the enclosing block to form a three-dimensional model block. The method needs not to solve difficult equation sets with large computation, thus simplifying the constructing method. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166161 | Computation of radiating particle and wave distributions using a generalized discrete field constructed from representative ray sets - The present system and method for simulating particles and waves is useful for calculations involving nuclear and full spectrum radiation transport, quantum particle transport, plasma transport and charged particle transport. The invention provides a mechanism for creating accurate invariants for embedding in general three-dimensional problems and describes means by which a series of simple single collision interaction finite elements can be extended to formulate a complex multi-collision finite element. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166162 | DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A TARGETED REALISTIC MOTION OF PARTICLES ALONG SHORTEST PATHS WITH RESPECT TO ARBITRARY DISTANCE WEIGHTINGS FOR SIMULATIONS OF FLOWS OF PEOPLE AND OBJECTS - A system for controlling motions of a plurality of particles in a spatial area with at least one target and at least one obstacle, has a first detection device for detecting positions of the particles at a starting time; predicting a future path search of the particles occurs by way of a computer device, wherein the region has been superimposed by a cell grid and each cell takes on various occupation and total potential states, and each cell is associated with a target potential determining how particles are attracted to a target, and is associated with an obstacle potential determining how particles are repelled by an obstacle, and wherein each particle is associated with a particle potential, wherein a total potential in a cell is made up of the values of the target potential and the obstacle potential in the cell and the particle potentials of particles in cells adjacent to the cell, and particles each change from a cell into an adjacent cell having a least total potential, and additionally, starting from a target to each cell, the target potential for each cell is calculated using a length of the shortest distance from the cell to each cell center point. A central controller controls the motions of the particles in case of forecast critical situations. | 06-28-2012 |

20120166163 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CONSTRUCTION OF ORTHODONTIC REFERENCE OBJECTS - System and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects, such as the occlusal plane, arch form, and the local occlusal plane for a patient's teeth are disclosed. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented system and method for automatic construction of orthodontic reference objects comprises receiving three dimensional data for the teeth, setting an initial direction for a normal of the occlusal plane, determining tips for selected teeth, calculating a plane that matches the determined tip, and determining a new normal for the calculated plane. | 06-28-2012 |

20120173212 | MODELED OBJECT UPDATING - It is provided a computer-implemented method for updating a modeled object. The method comprises providing an operation, an old input graph of the operation, an old output graph corresponding to an application of the operation to the old input graph, a new input graph of the operation. The method also comprises computing a rewriting rule that specifies a replaced which is a part of the old input graph to be replaced, a replacement which is a part of the new input graph to replace the replaced, an interface which is a part common to the replaced, the replacement and the old output graph. The method further comprises applying the rewriting rule to the old output graph. The method is an improvement to updating a modeled object. | 07-05-2012 |

20120173213 | METHOD OF MATERIAL MODELING FOR CRASH TEST DUMMY FINITE ELEMENT MODELS - A computer method of material modeling for crash test dummy finite element models includes the steps of making a material card for the material, applying the material card to validate a finite element model of a crash test dummy component, determining whether the finite element model is acceptable, ending the method if the finite element model is acceptable, and adjusting a relative volume (J) range for the material to make the material soft or stiff if the finite element model is not acceptable. | 07-05-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120179435 | Method For Determining A Power Capability For A Battery - A method for determining a power capability for a battery includes the step of defining at least one equation based on a circuit model for the behavior of the battery. The equation includes a plurality of battery parameters, including a battery current. The value of at least one of the battery parameters is measured, and the battery current is solved-for from the at least one equation. A limiting battery current is defined based at least in part on the battery current. A limiting battery voltage is determined, and the power capability of the battery is determined based on the limiting battery current and the limiting battery voltage. | 07-12-2012 |

20120179436 | Scalable Simulation of Multiphase Flow in a Fractured Subterranean Reservoir as Multiple Interacting Continua - A subterranean reservoir where the pore space of media or formation rock is multimodal, and the media may have imbedded multiple scales of fracture networks, is simulated. The modes of the pore system and the scale of fracture networks are each represented as a separate, but interactive continuum with the other. The simulation allows multiple continua to be co-located and multi-interacting, in that each continuum may have current and counter-current multiple multiphase exchanges with other continua. | 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120185221 | SUITABILITY DETERMINATION METHOD FOR DETERMINATION STANDARD VALUE AND METHOD FOR SPECIFYING OPTIMUM VALUE THEREOF, INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR SUBSTRATE ON WHICH COMPONENTS ARE MOUNTED, SIMULATION METHOD AT PRODUCTION SITE, AND SIMULATION SYSTEM - Suitability of determination standard value for intermediate inspection is determined. A correlation between measured values X for intermediate inspection and measured values Y for final inspection is derived. For each of calculation target points on X-axis, a distribution pattern of measured values Y is specified for measured value Xn of the point based on the correlation, and probabilities of a range determined to be non-defective by determination standard value of final inspection and a range determined to be defective that are included in the distribution are calculated. For each of the ranges of measured values X determined to be non-defective and defective based on the determination standard value of the intermediate inspection, a degree of consistency and a degree of inconsistency between results of inspections are determined using the probabilities. Suitability of the determination standard value is determined based on the two degrees. | 07-19-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120191425 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED ALERTNESS PREDICTIONS - Systems and methods are provided for generating individualized) predictions of alertness or performance for human subjects. Alertness or performance predictions may be individualized to incorporate a subject's individual traits and/or individual states. These individual traits and/or individual states (or parameters which represent these individual traits and/or individual states) may be represented by random variables in a mathematical model of human alertness. The mathematical model and/or prediction techniques may incorporate effects of the subject's sleep timing, the subject's intake of biologically active agents (e.g. caffeine) and/or the subject's circadian rhythms. The mathematical model and/or prediction techniques may incorporate feedback from the subject's measured alertness and/or performance. | 07-26-2012 |

20120191426 | HYDROELECTRIC POWER OPTIMIZATION SERVICE - A non-linear power equation may be solved in linear form by locking a variable or variables and iteratively solving to provide a Web service for accurately and quickly estimating optimized power solutions for hydroelectric power stations. Additionally, these iterative calculations may provide for long term water resource planning and more accurate estimation models. Further, such optimized power solutions may be usable to create accurate and timely water management models for the operation and planning of hydroelectric power stations. | 07-26-2012 |

20120191427 | SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSING ERROR CONDITIONS OF A GAS FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM FOR TURBOCHARGED ENGINES - An evaluation unit is provided that includes, but is not limited to a microprocessor for receiving measurement signals from a gas flow control system of a combustion engine and for outputting a state signal indicating a state of the gas flow control system. A first set of measurement signals includes, but is not limited to a signal of a pressure upstream of a turbocharger and a signal of a pressure downstream of a turbocharger. A second set of measurement signal includes, but is not limited to a motor revolution speed. The microprocessor calculates first predicted values using a turbocharger model based on the first set of measurement signals and calculate a second predicted values using a nominal model based on the second set of measurement signals. The microprocessor further generates the state signal with a comparison of the first predicted values with the second predicted values. | 07-26-2012 |

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 |

20120191429 | Thermal Modelling Of A Transformer - A calculation model for evaluating the influence of different liquid properties to a thermal performance of a transformer includes at least one liquid parameter and at least one black box parameter whose value is adjusted with help of measurement data from a real transformer. The black box parameter is provided for modelling parts of the transformer which cannot be accessed, typically the active parts of the transformer. | 07-26-2012 |

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 |

20120197605 | COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR VIBRATION AND LOAD OF WIND GENERATING SET - The invention discloses a comprehensive assessment system and a comprehensive assessment method for vibration and load of a wind generating set. The system comprises a wind generating set model simulation module configured to simulate a wind generating set model to acquire simulation data; a wind generating set sample assessment module configured to assess wind generating set samples to acquire assessment data; a wind generating set assessment module configured to assess the vibration and the load of the wind generating set to acquire wind generating set assessment data; and a wind generating set expert analysis system configured to analyze the sample assessment data, the simulation data and the wind generating set assessment data to acquire an assessment result. The invention can be used for accurately testing, analyzing and assessing the load of each main component of the large wind generating set. | 08-02-2012 |

20120197606 | 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. | 08-02-2012 |

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 |

20120197608 | PREDICTIVE MODEL VALIDATION - 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 |

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 |

20120197610 | ANALYZING TOOL FOR AMPLIFICATION REACTIONS - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for obtaining information from an amplification curve of a target nucleic acid sequence or sequences by defining at least one model function that describes the amplification curve and that contains at least one parameter that is related to a physical quantity that influences the signals recorded, fitting said model function to the amplification curve, and obtaining information with respect to said physical quantity by identifying the value of said parameter that results in the best fit of the model function. | 08-02-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120209577 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING FINITE ELEMENT MODELS - A method includes determining, at a processor, whether a number of points of drawing data associated with a part satisfies a threshold. The method further includes identifying the drawing data as validated geometry data when the number of points satisfies the threshold. | 08-16-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120215503 | ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD RELATING TO ANALYSIS OF TRANSMISSION LINES - Embodiments of the present invention relate to an arrangement for analyzing transmission line properties. Measurement data providing means provide data of a first frequency dependent line property, line property calculation arrangement with model handling means, a Hubert transform handler and line property determination means calculate said first property based on model parameters, line resistance at 0 frequency, roc r cut-off frequency, v, line capacitance C∞r and line inductance Σ̂. The line model handling means calculates the line inductance L(J) via a Hubert transform of Q(f/v)r relating line resistance R(J) to roc such as formula (I). The Hilbert transform values are calculated using a parameterized closed form expression for the Hubert transform or they are tabulated. The line property determination means calculates the first property and criteria function application means uses the measured first property and the calculated first property for model parameters to find optimized numerical model parameter values. | 08-23-2012 |

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 |

20120221301 | MATRIX GENERATION TECHNIQUE AND PLANT CONTROL TECHNIQUE - In this disclosure, equations to be solved in the model predictive control are transformed by using an off-line algebraic simplification method into a matrix operational expression representing a product of a coefficient matrix and a vector regarding solution inputs within a control horizon is equal to a function vector regarding target values of output states and the output states. The size of the coefficient matrix is reduced compared with the conventional matrix. Then, the matrix operational expression is solved in an online plant control apparatus with present output states and present target values of the output stats of a plant to be controlled, by the direct method, to output the solution to the plant. | 08-30-2012 |

20120221302 | Method and System For Modeling Geologic Properties Using Homogenized Mixed Finite Elements - A method for hydrocarbon management of a reservoir is provided. The method includes generating a model of a reservoir comprising a plurality of homogenized mixed finite elements in an unstructured computational mesh. The unstructured computational mesh may be coarsened to form a plurality of coarser computational meshes in the model. A convection-diffusion subsurface process may be evaluated on a coarsest computation mesh. A result may be transferred from the coarsest computational mesh to a finest computational mesh, and a performance parameter for the hydrocarbon reservoir may be predicted from the model. The predicted performance parameter may be used for hydrocarbon management of the reservoir. | 08-30-2012 |

20120221303 | System and Method For Performing Reservoir Simulation Using Preconditioning - A computer-implemented system, method, and software are provided for solving linear systems of equations arising in reservoir simulation. A linear system of fluid flow equations, including a plurality of unknown variables, is provided that represents fluid flow properties in a geological formation of a subterranean reservoir. Block diagonal scaling is applied to the linear system of fluid flow equations. Threshold incomplete lower-upper approximate factorization is applied to obtain a preconditioning matrix, which can be used to iteratively solve unknown variables associated with the system of fluid flow equations. Preconditioning can be used directly as part of a preconditioned Krylov subspace method or alternatively as a 2 | 08-30-2012 |

20120226482 | NUMERICAL SIMUALTION OF STRUCTURAL BEHAVIORS USING A MESHFREE-ENRICHED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD - System, method and software product for numerically simulating structural behaviors of an engineering product in compressible and near-incomprssible region is disclosed. Meshfree enriched finite element method (ME-FEM) is used for such numerical simulation. ME-FEM requires an engineering product be represented by a FEM model comprising a plurality of finite elements. Finite elements used in the ME-FEM are generally low-order finite elements. Each of the finite elements in the FEM model is enriched by at least one meshfree enriched (ME) node located within the element's domain. Each ME node has additional degrees-of-freedom for the element it belongs independent from those of the corner nodes. A displacement based first-order convex meshfree approximation is applied to the ME node. The convex meshfree approximation has Knonecker-delta property at the element's boundary. The gradient matrix of ME-FEM element satisfies integration constraint. ME-FEM interpolation is an element-wise meshfree interpolation that is discrete divergence-free at the incompressible limit. | 09-06-2012 |

20120226483 | MOTOR TEMPERATURE ESTIMATION BASED ON THERMAL MODEL - A vehicle includes a power source, a motor, and a computing device. The power source provides electrical energy to the motor, and the motor generates rotational motion from the electrical energy received. The computing device is configured to estimate a temperature of the motor in real time based at least in part on a thermal model of the motor. The thermal model includes a plurality of nodes and at least one thermal resistance. Each node represents a region of the motor and each thermal resistance represents a heat transfer path between at least two of the nodes. A method includes solving one or more energy balance equations to determine a temperature change at each node and estimating the temperature of the motor in real time based at least in part on the temperature change at each node and at least one of the thermal resistances in the thermal model. | 09-06-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120232859 | METHOD ANS SYSTEMS FOR RESERVOIR MODELING, EVALUATION AND SIMULATION - Fluid property modeling that employs a model that characterizes asphaltene concentration gradients is integrated into a reservoir modeling and simulation framework to allow for reservoir compartmentalization (the presence or absence of flow barrier in the reservoir) to be assessed more quickly and easily. Additionally, automated integration of the fluid property modeling into the reservoir modeling and simulation framework allows the compositional gradients produced by the fluid property modeler (particularly asphaltene concentration gradients) to be combined with other data, such as geologic data and other petrophysical data, which allows for more accurate assessment of reservoir compartmentalization. | 09-13-2012 |

20120232860 | GENERATING A SIMULATED FLUID FLOW OVER AN AIRCRAFT SURFACE USING ANISOTROPIC DIFFUSION - A fluid-flow simulation over a computer-generated aircraft 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 pressure-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 a pressure 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 angular difference between the diffusion-path vector and the pressure-gradient vector. | 09-13-2012 |

20120232861 | Adaptive Newton's Method For Reservoir Simulation - A method of performing a simulation of a subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir. The reservoir is approximated by a reservoir model having a plurality of cells. Each cell has an equation set representing a reservoir property. An initial guess is provided to a solution for a system of equations formed using the equation set for each of the cells. An iterative root-finding method and the initial guess are used to solve for a solution to the system of equations. When the number of non-converged cells is greater than a predetermined amount, neighboring converged cells are added to the non-converged cells. Parts of the method are repeated, substituting the solved solution for the initial guess and the equation sets corresponding to the non-converged cells for the first system of equations, until substantially all equation sets satisfy the convergence criterion. The solved solution is outputted as a simulation of the subsurface reservoir. | 09-13-2012 |

20120232862 | Method and Apparatus for Computer Modeling of the Interaction Between and among Cortical and Subcortical Areas in the Human Brain for the purpose of predicting the effect of drugs in psychiatric & cognitive diseases - A computer model of a diseased human brain includes inputs representing a drug and outputs representing the clinical effect of that drug on psychiatric and cognitive diseases. Diseases that can be modeled include psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse and cognitive deficits therein and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Mild Cognitive impairment, Parkinson's disease, stroke, vascular dementia, Huntington's disease, epilepsy and Down syndrome. The computer model preferably uses the biological state of interactions between and among cortico and subcortical areas of the human brain, to define the biological processes related to the biological state of the generic synapse model, the striatum, Locus Coeruleus, Dorsal raphe, hippocampus, amygdala and cortex, as well as certain mathematical relationships related to interactions among biological variables associated with the biological processes and to correlations between the biological variables and clinical effects on a clinical scale. | 09-13-2012 |

20120232863 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING ADSORBENT PERFORMANCE - A method for predicting selective performance of an adsorbent is disclosed. The adsorbent is selected from a list of metals and/or metal cations for use in removing contaminants as thiophene derivatives in hydrocarbon feed. The metals or metal cations are identified from a list having a positive value for E | 09-13-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120232866 | METHOD FOR REAL TIME COMPUTATION OF THE STATE VARIABLES OF A HYBRID DIFFERENTIAL-ALGEBRAIC PROCESS MODEL - Method for real time computation of the state variables of a hybrid differential-algebraic process model (DAP) in succeeding time steps on a process computer with a process interface, the process computer detecting at least one process variable of a physical process and/or producing output for influencing the physical process, the hybrid DAP being solved at least by a integrator functionality, a condition evaluation functionality and identification of a condition change by a consistency detection functionality for structure decision variables, and depending on the result parts of the hybrid DAP being active or inactive. Prompt computation is possible when a condition of the hybrid DAP changes by the consistency detection functionality being carried out in a sorted consistency handling function (KHF), in the case of a condition change, first and third parts of the sorted KHF being carried out only once and only a second part thereof being carried out repeatedly. | 09-13-2012 |

20120239355 | COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH THERMAL HYDRAULIC SIMULATION PROGRAM IS STORED, THERMAL HYDRAULIC SIMULATING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR THERMAL HYDRAULIC SIMULATION - In the event of modifying analysis condition, after the simulation of a first time step carried out when the analysis condition is modified finishes and before the simulation of a second time step next after the first step starts, the modified analysis condition is referred and the simulation based on the modified analysis condition is carried out in the next time step. | 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 |

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 |

20120239358 | STRESSES INDUCED BY RANDOM LOADING - A computer-implemented method of modelling a root-mean-square stress in a structure induced by a random load. The method comprises determining a modal correction factor based on data representing the eigensolution for the structure in free vibration. The modal correction factor characterises the proportion of the random load, which is attributable to the root-mean-square response of the structure. Once the modal correction factor has been calculated, it is applied to data representing a stress in the structure due to a forced vibration to thereby determine the root-mean-square stress induced by the random load. | 09-20-2012 |

20120239359 | MESH NUMBER PREDICTION METHOD, ANALYZING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A mesh number prediction method obtains a mesh length for a case in which a mesh having an arbitrary shape is created by approximating an entire analyzing target by a three-dimensional (3D) mesh model based on data of a 3D surface model of the analyzing target, obtains a mesh number of each part forming the analyzing target for a case in which a mesh having an arbitrary shape is created by approximating each part by a 3D mesh model based on the mesh length, and obtains a predicted total mesh number of the entire analyzing target from a ratio of volumes of the entire analyzing target and each part based on the mesh number. | 09-20-2012 |

20120239360 | BUFFER WORKSHOP - A method and system for automatically determining properties of the buffers solutions composed of selected ionic species by a computing system is described. The computing system provides a user interface of ionic species and receives a selection one or more of the species for a solution via the user interface. The computing system automatically calculates one or more properties of the solution and updates the user interface with the calculated one or more properties of the solution. | 09-20-2012 |

20120245903 | GENERATING INVISCID AND VISCOUS FLUID FLOW SIMULATIONS OVER A SURFACE USING A QUASI-SIMULTANEOUS TECHNIQUE - A fluid-flow simulation over a computer-generated surface is generated using a quasi-simultaneous technique. The simulation includes a fluid-flow mesh of inviscid and boundary-layer fluid cells. An initial fluid property for an inviscid fluid cell is determined using an inviscid fluid simulation that does not simulate fluid viscous effects. An initial boundary-layer fluid property a boundary-layer fluid cell is determined using the initial fluid property and a viscous fluid simulation that simulates fluid viscous effects. An updated boundary-layer fluid property is determined for the boundary-layer fluid cell using the initial fluid property, initial boundary-layer fluid property, and an interaction law. The interaction law approximates the inviscid fluid simulation using a matrix of aerodynamic influence coefficients computed using a two-dimensional surface panel technique and a fluid-property vector. An updated fluid property is determined for the inviscid fluid cell using the updated boundary-layer fluid property. | 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 |

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 |

20120245906 | MONTE CARLO ANALYSIS EXECUTION CONTROLLING METHOD AND MONTE CARLO ANALYSIS EXECUTION CONTROLLING APPARATUS - In an embodiment, a confidence interval of a yield is calculated with a set specification of an evaluation item and confidence level and values of the evaluation item obtained in Monte Carlo simulations to determine whether or not a target yield is within the confidence interval of the yield. In a case where the target yield is within the confidence interval of the yield, a Monte Carlo simulation executing unit is instructed to execute a subsequent Monte Carlo simulation. In a case where the target yield is not within the confidence interval of the yield, it is determined that the target yield will be achieved when a minimum value of the confidence interval of the yield is the target yield or larger while it is determined that the target yield will not be achieved when a maximum value of the confidence interval of the yield is below the target yield. | 09-27-2012 |

20120245907 | POWER CONSUMPTION VERIFICATION SUPPORT APPARATUS AND POWER CONSUMPTION VERIFICATION SUPPORT METHOD - A power consumption verification support apparatus of an embodiment has a power consumption approximate calculation module, a comparison/determination module, a delay control module, and a dump processing module. The power consumption approximate calculation module approximately calculates power consumption at each predetermined time of a first simulation that observes a designation signal. The comparison/determination module compares an approximately calculated value of the power consumption with a threshold value, and determines whether or not to perform dump processing for each predetermined time from a comparison result. The delay control module causes a second simulation that observes all signals to be executed by delaying the second simulation by the predetermined time with respect to the first simulation. The dump processing module stores waveform data of all the signals for the predetermined time for which the dump processing is determined to 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 |

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 |

20120253754 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING INCONSISTENT CONSTRAINTS - Methods and apparatuses are described for identifying inconsistent constraints. During operation, a system can receive a set of constraints, wherein each constraint is defined over one or more random variables from a set of random variables. If an inconsistency or conflict is detected while solving the set of constraints, the system can identify a phase in a series of phases of the constraint solver where the inconsistency was detected. The system can then try to solve different subsets of the set of constraints to identify smaller subsets of the set of constraints that contain the inconsistency. When the system tries to solve a subset of the set of constraints, the system can determine whether or not an inconsistency is detected in the identified phase while solving the subset of the set of constraints. Next, the system can report the smallest subset of inconsistent constraints that was found to a user. | 10-04-2012 |

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 |

20120253756 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING INVOLVING A BULK MATERIAL - One embodiment of the invention provides a computer-implemented method for discrete element modelling of a plurality of discrete elements corresponding to particles and physical geometry elements. The modelling performs a simulation through time of physical interactions of the particles with each other and with the physical geometry elements in a three-dimensional space. The method comprises providing a plurality of discrete element material models, each discrete element material model corresponding to a respective bulk material and containing (i) information regarding the properties of particles within said bulk material, and (ii) information regarding the behaviour of interactions between such particles. The method further comprises receiving from a user: (i) a selection of a bulk material for use in a simulation, and (ii) a specification of properties associated with the selected bulk material. The method further comprises generating a set of particles of the selected bulk material for use in the simulation based on (i) the discrete element material model for the selected bulk material, and (ii) the properties of the bulk material specified by the user. The method further comprises performing a discrete element model simulation on said set of particles, wherein the simulation uses the information regarding the behaviour of interactions between particles from the discrete element material model for the selected bulk material. | 10-04-2012 |

20120253757 | COMPUTER-READABLE RECODING MEDIUM IN WHICH THERMAL HYDRAULIC SIMULATION PROGRAM IS STORED, THERMAL HYDRAULIC SIMULATING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR THERMAL HYDRAULIC SIMULATION - A prior simulation of a velocity field and a temperature field is carried out, and snapshot data of the velocity field and that of the temperature field are collected during the prior simulation. Then principal component analysis on the collected snapshot data obtains velocity-field and temperature field dimension transformation matrixes, on the based on which the analysis models of the velocity field and temperature field having respective first degrees of freedom are converted into reduced degree-of-freedom models. Consequently, a simulation of the velocity field and the temperature field is carried out using models having respective reduced degrees of freedom (i.e., second degrees of freedom). | 10-04-2012 |

20120253758 | Method of Wavelet Estimation and Multiple Prediction In Full Wavefield Inversion - Wavelet estimation method, particularly advantageous for full wavefield inversion (“FWI”) of seismic data, that makes use of both the primary and multiple reflections in the data. The inventive method uses an FWI algorithm to generate a subsurface model from primary reflections ( | 10-04-2012 |

20120253759 | PROCESSING SUPPORT DEVICE, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND SEMICONDUCTOR FABRICATION SUPPORT DEVICE AND METHOD - Using an equipment-classified processing results database, an intercept satisfying a second predetermined condition is derived from intercepts of straight lines that pass through a reference co-ordinate point, which satisfies a first predetermined condition, and respective co-ordinate points in a region bounded by: a line that passes through the reference co-ordinate point and is parallel to an x-axis representing wafer counts X; a y-axis representing processing durations Y; and a line passing through the reference co-ordinate point and the origin. Of co-ordinate points represented by an equipment and recipe-classified processing results database, a gradient satisfying a third predetermined condition is derived from gradients of lines that pass through the derived intercept and each of all co-ordinate points with wafer counts X at or above a predetermined number. A processing duration is derived using a regression equation into which the derived intercept and the derived gradient are substituted. | 10-04-2012 |

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 |

20120253761 | AVAILABLE BANDWIDTH ESTIMATING DEVICE - An available bandwidth estimating device | 10-04-2012 |

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 |

20120259599 | Correction of Chemical Image Collected Using ATR Through Germanium Hemisphere - A method and corresponding apparatus provide correction of chemical images collected with a germanium hemisphere ATR microscope. A modeled is developed for rays passing through a simulated germanium (Ge) hemisphere attenuated total reflection (ATR) microscope. The model determines a data set for rays reaching the detector plane. Movement of the hemisphere is simulated along a first axis between each data set determination. A calculated background spectrum is produced by multiplying the percentage of rays by a background spectrum to produce a calculated background spectrum. A real Ge hemisphere ATR microscope having parameters that substantially match those of the simulated Ge hemisphere microscope is then used to collect a chemical image of a sample that is in contact with the Ge hemisphere. The collected image is then corrected to produce a corrected chemical image. | 10-11-2012 |

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 |

20120259601 | WAVEFORM INVERSION USING A RESPONSE OF FORWARD MODELING - Forward modeling is performed to compute a response of a target structure, the forward modeling accounting for distortion of a reflected signal from a reflector in the target structure. Waveform inversion is performed using the response of the forward modeling. | 10-11-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120271600 | Method of predicting the physical properties of polyurethane materials - The specification relates to the formulation of polyurethane materials particularly polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams. The specified method allows the formulator to mathematically predict the final physical properties of the polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams by using the algorithm described herein. | 10-25-2012 |

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 |

20120271602 | Methods for Integrated Circuit Analysis - A simulation method for simulating a three-dimensional structure, comprises the steps of: discretizing the three-dimensional structure into two-dimensional (“2-D”) layers; constructing a two-dimensional basis for each of the 2-D layers; and constructing a one-dimensional finite difference basis between the 2-D layers. | 10-25-2012 |

20120278050 | Accelerated Generation of Circuit Parameter Distribution Using Monte Carlo Simulation - A method includes providing an integrated circuit device comprising a plurality of input parameters and an electrical parameter. A simulation is performed using a simulation model to simulate a plurality of data of the electrical parameter, wherein the plurality of data are generated through simulation from a first plurality of input parameter sets reflecting values of the plurality of input parameters, and wherein the plurality of data is distributed in a range. A first sub-range among the range is selected. All of the plurality of data falling into the first sub-range are selected, and are fitted with corresponding ones of the first input parameter sets to generate a first function, wherein the electrical parameter is expressed as the first function of the plurality of input parameters. The first function is different from functions in the simulation model. | 11-01-2012 |

20120278051 | ANOMALY DETECTION, FORECASTING AND ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR A PORTFOLIO OF BUILDINGS USING MULTI-STEP STATISTICAL MODELING - Multi-step statistical modeling in one embodiment of the present disclosure enables anomaly detection, forecasting and/or root cause analysis of the energy consumption for a portfolio of buildings using multi-step statistical modeling. In one aspect, energy consumption data associated with a building, building characteristic data associated with the building, building operation and activities data associated with the building, and weather data are used to generate a variable based degree model. A base load factor, a heating coefficient and a cooling coefficient associated with the building and an error term are determined from the variable based degree model and used to generate a plurality of multivariate regression models. A time series model is generated for the error term to model seasonal factors which reflect monthly dependence on energy use and an auto-regressive integrated moving average model (ARIMA) which reflects temporal dependent patterns of the energy use. | 11-01-2012 |

20120278052 | System and Method 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, each of the neighbouring cells having a cell center; (ii) approximating the PDE at the cell center of the neighbouring cells using the discretized PDE; and (iii) updating a solution of the PDE at the node P by using the approximated discretized PDE at all the neighbouring cell centers; and iteratively updating the solution for all the nodes P from an initial guess until a convergence criterion is satisfied. | 11-01-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120284003 | ASSESSING INTRA-CARDIAC ACTIVATION PATTERNS - Techniques for evaluating cardiac electrical dyssynchrony are described. In some examples, an activation time is determined for each of a plurality of torso-surface potential signals. The dispersion or sequence of these activation times may be analyzed or presented to provide variety of indications of the electrical dyssynchrony of the heart of the patient. In some examples, the locations of the electrodes of the set of electrodes, and thus the locations at which the torso-surface potential signals were sensed, may be projected on the surface of a model torso that includes a model heart. The inverse problem of electrocardiography may be solved to determine electrical activation times for regions of the model heart based on the torso-surface potential signals sensed from the patient. | 11-08-2012 |

20120290273 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALCULATING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN THE PRODUCTION OF RAW MATERIAL FOR OBTAINING BIOPRODUCTS - For quickly and remotely obtaining the GHG emissions, without providing the sites of raw material production with means for collecting parameters. The system comprises a processing unit to execute instructions related to the determination of the emissions; a database for storing the relevant parameters related to the processes for the production of raw material; a data transmission means connected to the database and the processing unit, to retrieve said parameters from the database and transmitting said parameters to the processing unit, and a GHG emissions modeling module connected to the processing unit and adapted to generate a GHG emissions level. The method comprises considering a partial calculation for the emissions related to any process and adding them up to obtain an overall value for said GHG emissions. | 11-15-2012 |

20120290274 | GOAL-DRIVEN SEARCH OF A STOCHASTIC PROCESS USING REDUCED SETS OF SIMULATION POINTS - Various techniques for improving performance of a goal-seeking search of a computer-simulated stochastic process are disclosed. One such technique may include generating an N-point Monte Carlo simulation of a stochastic model, such as a model representative of a digital electronic circuit, and selecting a subset of M points from the N-point Monte Carlo simulation, where M is less than N. The technique may further include searching the subset of M points to identify a target value, wherein said searching comprises generating one or more M-point Monte Carlo simulations of the stochastic model; and checking the target value, wherein said checking comprises generating an additional N-point Monte Carlo simulation of the stochastic model dependent on results of searching the subset of M points. | 11-15-2012 |

20120290275 | DEVICE FOR FORMULATING A DEFINITION OF A VERSION OF A PRODUCT | 11-15-2012 |

20120290276 | METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CUT QUALITY OF A LASER CUTTING PROCESS USING A SIMULATION PROGRAM - The application relates to a method for determining the cut quality of a laser cutting process, said quality being assessed on the basis of the formation of solidification ridges along the cut face and/or burr formation on the lower edge of the cut face. In said method, a virtual laser cutting machine in a simulation program can be virtually operated with a set of values P | 11-15-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120303340 | INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, THICKNESS AREA SETTING DEVICE, THICKNESS AREA SETTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING THICKNESS AREA SETTING PROGRAM - An information processing device includes target object information obtaining unit configured to obtain target object information indicating a position and an area of a target object in a virtual space, surface information obtaining unit configured to obtain surface information indicating a position and an area of a thickness area that is defined by a surface in the virtual space and a predetermined thickness imparted to the surface, and collision determining unit configured to carry out collision determination, based on the target object information and the surface information, so as to determine whether the target object has collided against the surface. | 11-29-2012 |

20120303341 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRAPHICALLY CREATING MODELS FOR SIMULATING SYSTEMS OF REACTING SPECIES - A system and method for generating a model for simulating systems of reacting species includes receiving reaction formulas, determining a reaction rate expression for the received reaction formulas, and generating a model for simulating systems of reacting species using the received reaction formulas and the determined reaction rate expressions. The reaction list is pruned to deactivate one or more reactions based on one or more criteria. Using a graphical user interface, the reaction formulas may be received, the generated model may be displayed, the determined reaction rate expression may be modified, the generated reaction list may be displayed, and the generated species list may be displayed. An output based on the generated model may be displayed that includes the composition and temperature dependence of the system of reacting species. Material and energy balances may be generated for the reacting species as input to a solver of partial differential equations. | 11-29-2012 |

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 |

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 |

20120310609 | METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMPEDANCE - A method for controlling impedance of a multi-layer PCB includes establishing a geometric model using simulation software according to a structure of the multi-layer PCB. A first variable (S) and a second variable (W) are respectively defined in the simulation software. The variable S is set equal to a first desired value. An impedance (R) of the transmission line is set equal to a second desired value. The variable W is set to a value according to a relationship between R, S, and W. | 12-06-2012 |

20120316843 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING SPORTS-RELATED INFORMATION - Systems and methods of broadcasting real time information regarding a game of golf to multiple users across a network. An embodiment involves receiving requests from one or more users interested in a golf player currently playing a game of golf, receiving sensor data from one or more sensors related to a golf player, applying predictive models to the received sensor data, and transmitting the predicted data to external users. Embodiments of the systems and methods may be used to provide alerts to users or to provide statistics or other useful information to users, including the golf player. | 12-13-2012 |

20120316844 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA INVERSION WITH PHASE UNWRAPPING - A system and computer-implemented method for inverting data from an area of interest to determine physical properties of the area of interest is disclosed. The method includes transforming the data into a Fourier frequency domain to obtain frequency domain data wherein the frequency domain data includes an amplitude portion and a phase portion, performing phase unwrapping of the phase portion of the frequency domain data to generate an unwrapped phase portion, and inverting the unwrapped phase portion to determine the physical properties of the area of interest. The method may also extrapolate the phase. The data inverted may be, for example, seismic data or synthetic aperture radar data. The system includes a data source, a user interface, and a processor configured to execute computer modules designed to execute the method. | 12-13-2012 |

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 |

20120316846 | SELF-CONTAINED PLACEMENT OF DATA OBJECTS IN A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM - Systems and methods for optimal data storage are provided. The method comprises storing data objects that are most closely related in a storage container by modeling a constraint satisfaction problem for placement of said data objects in one or more storage containers, wherein a weight is assigned to an edge connecting two data objects based on an association defining relationships between the two data objects connected by said edge, taking into account certain penalties for placing multiple copies of the same object in the one or more storage containers, and wherein a storage container comprises a logical or physical storage area as a unit of storage. | 12-13-2012 |

20120316847 | PROSPECT ASSESSMENT AND PLAY CHANCE MAPPING TOOLS - Prospect assessment and play chance mapping tools are provided. For assessing potential resources, example systems provide dynamically linked chance maps, transformed in real time from geological properties. Input geological maps or other data are dynamically linked to resulting chance maps, so that changes in the input maps automatically update the chance map in real time. Users can generate a custom risk matrix dynamically linking geological maps with chance maps via interface tools, dropping maps directly into the matrix. A transform may programmatically convert the geologic domain to the chance domain. The user can navigate input maps, select areas of interest, and drag-and-drop geologic properties into an uncertainty engine and distribution builder for uncertainty assessment based on geologic reality. A merge tool can programmatically unify multiple geological interpretations of a prospect. The merge tool outputs a single chance of success value for multiple geologic property values at each grid node. | 12-13-2012 |

20120316848 | SPH FLUID SIMULATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-LEVEL VORTICITY, RECORDING MEDIUM FOR THE SAME - Provided are a sub-particle scale turbulence simulation method for SPH fluid, and a system and recording medium for the method. In the present disclosure, by combining a multi Eulerian grid with a SPH system, various Eulerian grids are combined with the SPH system while the vorticity of particles is efficiently calculated, which allows firm detection of a deformation region. For this reason, along with the flexibility and simplicity of the multiple grids system, the present disclosure may be easily expanded to a broad spectrum in aspects of time and space. Moreover, the present disclosure may express multi-level vorticity, which could not be expressed by an existing SPH system, and give a stable and visually satisfactory result. | 12-13-2012 |

20120316849 | Cost Evaluation and Prediction - A mechanism is provided for enabling prediction of a cost between an origin and a destination even in the case of insufficient past route information. Data D, which includes an origin, a destination, and information on cost between these points, is prepared as well as a subroutine for calculating cost c | 12-13-2012 |

20120323537 | DETECTING IMPACT OF EXTRINSIC EVENTS ON A TIME SERIES - In one embodiment, an event impact signature detector may analyze a time series with external events. A data interface | 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 |

20120323539 | Method and Non-Transitory Computer Readable Medium Thereof for Thermal Analysis Modeling - A method and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof for thermal analysis modeling are provided. The method includes establishing an electrothermal network π model on the basis of electronic modules of an electronic system to define a heat source, propagation paths and a common base of the electronic system. Observation points in the electronic system are defined, in which each observation point is located at an isothermal surface enclosing a volume surrounding a reference point, and where the reference point is the heat source or one observation point. A heat conduction temperature difference and a heat convection temperature difference are calculated according to a power density function, a thermal conductivity coefficient and a distance vector between the reference point and each observation point. A temperature distribution is established according to the heat conduction and the heat convection temperature difference and a defined temperature of the common base. | 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20120330631 | Method and System of Using Inferential Measurements for Abnormal Event Detection in Continuous Industrial Processes - The present invention is a method for developing a system for detecting an abnormal on-line analysis or laboratory measurement and for predicting an abnormal quality excursion due to an abnormal process condition. | 12-27-2012 |

20120330632 | METHOD FOR PREDICTING OPTIMIZED CRYSTAL STRUCTURES - 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. | 12-27-2012 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20130018636 | QUADRATIC APPROXIMATE OFFSET CURVES FOR QUADRATIC CURVE SEGMENTSAANM Ruf; Erik S.AACI KirklandAAST WAAACO USAAGP Ruf; Erik S. Kirkland WA US - A system is described herein that produces at least one approximate offset curve that is separated by an original curve segment S | 01-17-2013 |

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 |

20130018638 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVELY BIASING A LOADPINAANM Taylor; Wesley P.AACI GlendaleAAST WIAACO USAAGP Taylor; Wesley P. Glendale WI US - Systems and methods for actively biasing a loadpin. The systems include, for example, a power shovel positioning module, a loadpin bias module, and an active bias determination module. The power shovel positioning module is configured to determine the position of one or more components of an industrial machine. The loadpin bias module is configured to generate a signal associated with a vector quantity (e.g., having a magnitude and a direction) which can be used to describe the force applied to the loadpin in both an x-direction and a y-direction. The active bias determination module is configured to determine whether the industrial machine is in a proper state or condition to actively bias the loadpin, and determine loadpin bias values during the operation of the industrial machine when the industrial machine is in the proper condition for loadpin biasing. | 01-17-2013 |

20130018639 | CONTROL DEVICE FOR ELEVATORAANM Sakai; MasayaAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Sakai; Masaya Tokyo JP - Provided is a control device for an elevator to be operated with a speed pattern thereof being changed based on a load of the elevator, in which a control parameter is automatically adjusted in a short period so that the capability of a drive device is appropriately exhibited regardless of the magnitudes of travel resistance and mechanical loss that varies for each elevator, and consequently the elevator is operated with high efficiency, the control device including: a traveling model used for calculating the speed command value of the elevator; and means for automatically adjusting a parameter of the traveling model based on travel data during a travel of the elevator when the elevator is installed and adjusted. | 01-17-2013 |

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 |

20130024166 | Monitoring System Using Kernel Regression Modeling with Pattern Sequences - A monitoring system for determining the condition of an object includes an empirical model with reference data that indicates the normal operational state of the object, and input pattern arrays. Each input pattern array has a plurality of time-ordered input vectors, while each input vector has input values representing a plurality of parameters indicating the current condition of the object. The empirical model generates estimate values based on a calculation that uses an input pattern array and the reference data to determine a similarity measure between the input values and reference data. A differencing module compares the estimates values to the corresponding input values so that resulting values from the comparison can be used to determine the condition of the object. | 01-24-2013 |

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 |

20130024168 | GENERAL METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED LINE FLOW COMPUTING WITH LOCAL COMMUNICATIONS IN MESHED ELECTRIC NETWORKS - The present disclosure relates to distributed line flow processing for a network having nodes with branches coupling adjacent ones of the nodes and components coupled to the nodes. In one embodiment, the disclosed process includes receiving an objective function having component variables, nodal output variables and branch flow variables for the network. Next, the component variables, nodal output variables and branch flow variables are initialized with initial values, and then values for the branch flow variables are calculated using a distributed Newton method. Finally, values for the component variables and the nodal output variables are calculated using values calculated for the branch flow variables until the values of the component variables, the nodal output variables, and the branch flow variables converge within a predetermined threshold range. | 01-24-2013 |

20130024169 | MOISTURE SENSOR AND/OR DEFOGGER WITH BAYESIAN IMPROVEMENTS, AND RELATED METHODS - In certain example embodiments, moisture sensors, defoggers, etc., and/or related methods, are provided. More particularly, certain example embodiments relate to moisture sensors and/or defoggers that may be used in various applications such as, for example, refrigerator/freezer merchandisers, vehicle windows, building windows, etc. When condensation or moisture is detected, an appropriate action may be taken (e.g., actuating windshield wipers, turning on a defroster, triggering the heating of a merchandiser door or window, etc.). Bayesian approaches optionally may be implemented in certain example embodiments in an attempt to improve moisture detection accuracy. For instance, models of various types of disturbances may be developed and, based on live data and a priori information known about the model, a probability of the model being accurate is calculated. If a threshold value is met, the model may be considered a match and, optionally, a corresponding appropriate action may be taken. | 01-24-2013 |

20130024170 | CONTEXT-AWARE PARAMETER ESTIMATION FOR FORECAST MODELS - Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for providing at least one parameter for use with a forecast model. Implementations include actions of receiving a first context vector, the first context vector including a plurality of context attributes that describe a first context, retrieving a first parameter vector from a repository based on the first context vector, the repository electronically storing a plurality of parameter vector, each parameter vector being associated with a respective context and including one or more parameters, parameterizing the forecast model based on parameters provided in the first parameter vector to provide a parameterized forecast model, optimizing the parameterized forecast model to provide an optimized forecast model, and forecasting one or more values using the optimized forecast model. | 01-24-2013 |

20130024171 | Method of Estimating the Volumetric Carrying Capacity of a Truck Body - A method for estimating the effective volumetric capacity of a truck body includes establishing a side-to-side profile of a generic load model by extending load side lines upward at a predetermined material angle of repose from the upper edge of the side walls of the truck body and a front-to-rear profile by extending a front load line upward from the upper edge of the front wall and a rear load line upward from at or near a rear edge of the floor at the predetermined material angle of repose. Load plateau lines having predetermined dimensions are established and the height of the plateau lines is determined. A top profile of the generic load is then created and the shape of the load plateau is adjusted into a closed curve shape. A final three-dimensional generic load model is formed and the volume of load model is calculated. | 01-24-2013 |

20130024172 | ANOMALY DETECTING APPARATUS - There is provided an apparatus, including a first storage storing first time-series data including instruction values given to first to K-th control devices and measured values from first to K-th sensors during a first period, a model optimizer, for each of combinations of two of the control devices, generating a diagnostic model instance of a predetermined target model and obtaining an optimized diagnostic model instance in which parameters of the diagnostic mode instance are identified, a second storage storing second time-series data acquired during a second period, a calculator, for each of the optimized diagnostic model instances, calculating a determination score for each of the control devices and sensors using the first and second time-series data, and a determiner determining presence or absence of an abnormality for each of the control devices and the sensors based on each determination score. | 01-24-2013 |

20130030774 | Modeling Gate Transconductance in a Sub-Circuit Transistor Model - A method for modeling a transistor includes providing a transistor model having at least a source node, a drain node, and a gate node, simulating operation of a device using the transistor model in a computing apparatus, and generating an offset voltage at the gate node depending on a magnitude of a current passing through the device. | 01-31-2013 |

20130030775 | Method for Determining the Position of a Mobile Body at a Given Instant and for Monitoring the Integrity of the Position of Said Mobile Body - A method for determining the position of a mobile body at a given instant and for monitoring the integrity of the position of said mobile body includes a step of determining a sustained position at the given instant by adding the integral of the hybrid speed between the preceding instant and the given instant to the position of the mobile body at the preceding instant; a step of determining the sustained protection radius associated with the sustained position by adding the integral of the hybrid speed protection radius between the preceding instant and the given instant to the position protection radius of the preceding instant; a step of determining a better position at the given instant, the better position being: when information from the first positioning device is available, the position associated with a better protection radius, the better protection radius being selected by comparing the intermediate protection radius with the sustained protection radius according to a predetermined selection criterion; and, when information from the intermediate positioning device is unavailable, the sustained position. | 01-31-2013 |

20130030776 | INTAKE PARAMETER-CALCULATING DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD OF CALCULATING INTAKE PARAMETER - To provide an intake parameter-calculating device and intake parameter-calculating method for an internal combustion engine, which are capable of accurately calculating intake parameters in a case where an intake throttle valve is provided. The intake parameter-calculating device | 01-31-2013 |

20130035908 | Identifying invariant candidates based on proofs - Candidate invariants are selected from a proof of a property. In some exemplary embodiments, a proof of a property with respect to a bounded model having a bounded number of cycles may be obtained. The bounded model may comprise an initial axiom and a transition relation axiom. The proof of the property is a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG). Each non-leaf node of the DAG is deducible from its child nodes. A root of the DAG is the property. Leaves of the DAG are associated with an axiom of the bounded model. A set of candidate invariants may be selected from the DAG. A subset of the set of candidates may be determined such that the subset comprises invariants which are held during each cycle of an unbounded model, wherein the unbounded model is an unbounded version of the bounded model. The invariants may be utilized for model checking of the unbounded model. | 02-07-2013 |

20130035909 | SIMULATION OF REAL WORLD EVOLUTIVE AGGREGATE, IN PARTICULAR FOR RISK MANAGEMENT - The invention concerns a computerized system for simulating real-world evolving aggregates including a memory, for storing data structures, proper, for a given real-world element, with an element-identifier and a series of element-magnitudes corresponding to the respective element-dates. The memory then stores the aggregate data, defined by groups of element-identifiers, each group being associated with a group-date, whereas an aggregate-magnitude can be derived from element-magnitudes corresponding to the group's element-identifiers, at each group-date. The system also includes a simulation generator, arranged to establish a computer model relative to an aggregate to match particular functions to respective leading parameters, selected for the aggregate in question, each particular function resulting from adjustment of the history of the aggregate magnitude with respect to the history of its respective leading parameter, up to a residue, the adjustment being attributed a quality score. In addition, the model relative to the aggregate includes a collection of mono-factorial models, defined by a list of leading parameters, a list of corresponding particular functions and their respective quality scores. | 02-07-2013 |

20130035910 | CONTINUOUS ANNEALING PROCESS FAULT DETECTION METHOD BASED ON RECURSIVE KERNEL PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS - A fault detection method in a continuous annealing process based on a recursive kernel principal component analysis (RKPCA) is disclosed. The method includes: collecting data of the continuous annealing process including roll speed, current and tension of an entry loop (ELP); building a model using the RKPCA and updating the model, and calculating the eigenvectors {circumflex over (p)}. In the fault detection of the continuous annealing process, when the T | 02-07-2013 |

20130035911 | Reference Library Generation Method for Methods of Inspection, Inspection Apparatus and Lithographic Apparatus - A library of model diffraction patterns is generated where each represents a diffraction pattern expected from a target structure defined by a set of parameters and having a first part and a second part, the first part comprising a scattering object. The target structure is defined. The scattering effect of the first part of the target structure is defined by a set of first part parameters, for a plurality of different sets of first part parameters. The scattering effect of the second part of the target structure defined by a set of second part parameters, for a plurality of different sets of second part parameters. The results of the calculations is used to calculate the model diffraction patterns. | 02-07-2013 |

20130035912 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROCESSING PERSONALITY INFORMATION - A computer-based system and associated processes are disclosed for making personality-related recommendations to an entity. The system receives indications of one or more personality attributes of an entity. The system acquires indications of one or more personality attributes of a desired partner of the entity. The system applies a mathematical model to the one or more personality attributes of the entity and the one or more personality attributes of the desired partner of the entity. The mathematical model calculates one or more recommended changes to the personality attributes of the entity to increase a predicted relationship satisfaction score between the entity and the desired partner. The system selects a recommended action from a database of recommended actions, based at least in part on the recommended changes to the personality attributes of the entity. The system presents the recommended action. | 02-07-2013 |

20130035913 | Method and System For Finite Volume Simulation of Flow - There is provided a method for modeling a hydrocarbon reservoir that includes deriving a computational mesh on a fine unstructured mesh using a multilevel mixed multiscale finite volume (MMMFV) method. Deriving the computational mesh includes computing a first algebraic multilevel basis function for a pressure, constructing an interaction region, and generating a primary mesh. A second algebraic multiscale basis function for a velocity approximation is computed and the primary mesh is discretized. The hydrocarbon reservoir is simulated using the computational mesh. A data representation of a physical hydrocarbon reservoir is generated in a non-transitory, computer-readable, medium based at least in part on the results of the simulation. | 02-07-2013 |

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 |

20130035915 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLE TARGET TRACKING - Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to systems and methods comprising First Order Multiple Hypothesis Testing for a Global Nearest Neighbor Data Correlation solution. Generating and storing multiple target hypotheses to allow immediate recovery in case of a false decision in uncertain association environment, improves the system's ability to handle multiple target tracking, in terms of tracker error, and creates a more accurate situational picture for a system's operator. Introducing the quality factor, and a configurable number of maximum hypotheses testing, assures the system is easily adjustable to different environments, to balance tradeoffs between its estimation accuracy and computational load. | 02-07-2013 |

20130041631 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED CELLULAR AUTOMATA ALGORITHM FOR TRAFFIC FLOW MODELING - An embodiment generally relates to systems and methods for enhanced cellular automata (CA) models. A processing module can generate a traffic model that comprises a set of vehicles. The traffic model can be processed according to the enhanced CA model. In particular, a perceived gap between vehicles in the set of vehicles can be identified. Further, a subsequent velocity of a following vehicle can be calculated based on metrics such as a maximum velocity, the perceived gap, and various time components. | 02-14-2013 |

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 |

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 |

20130041634 | Initial Configuration of a Blank in Sheet Metal Forming Simulation - An improved system and method of creating an initial configuration of a finite element mesh model of a blank sheet metal used in a computer simulation of sheet metal forming process is disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, the finite element mesh model of the blank is initially configured as a flat plate without any weight before performing the gravity loading phase of the simulation. A user-specified initial imperfection is then applied to the initial flat plate model so that a desired bent shape occurs predictably. | 02-14-2013 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20130041639 | SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING MEMBRANE STRESS ON ARBITRARY-SHAPED CURVILINEAR SURFACE BASED ON CURRENT CONFIGURATION DATA - A stress estimating system includes a polygon data input unit of polygon data modeling a vascular wall, an interactive analysis condition setting unit for setting the tensile force acting on the vascular wall boundary, blood pressure and constraint estimated as proper on the boundary, a stress analysis unit for obtaining two-dimensional stress by solving a mechanical equilibrium equation with respect to the membrane stress on a curvilinear surface of the vascular wall under the condition given by the polygon data input unit and the interactive analysis condition setting unit, and an interactive visualization unit for displaying a distribution of a stress component designated by a system user. Without assuming any symmetry for the curvilinear configuration and stress distribution, a complicated stress distribution is estimated only out of the mechanical equilibrium equation with respect to membrane stress. | 02-14-2013 |

20130041640 | CLASSIFICATION OF RANGE PROFILES - A method and apparatus are provided for classifying range profiles, generated for example by a radar, lidar or sonar. In the method, each in a set of objects of interest is modelled with a probabilistic model. The probabilistic model represents the probabilities of occurrence of different possible sequences of distances between selected features of the object, in different orientations, that are likely to result in peaks of backscatter in a range profile of the object. The probabilistic model is derived from a first probabilistic representation of each selected feature, generated to represent the uncertainty in locating the feature and the uncertainty in observing the feature in a range profile. Classification is achieved by calculating, for each probabilistic model, the probability that the model would generate a given sequence of distances between observed backscatter events in a given range profile. The model generating the given sequence with the greatest probability identifies the object likely to have produced the given range profile. Preferably, the probabilistic models comprise Hidden Markov Models (HMMs). | 02-14-2013 |

20130041641 | METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING FRICTION IN A HINGE OF A ROBOT ARM OR MANIPULATOR ARM, AND USE THEREOF IN A TORQUE COMPENSATION METHOD - An identification method for identifying the behavior of a hinge of a robot arm or of a manipulator arm, the method including the steps of selecting a behavior model linking the input torque and the output torque of the hinge depending on operating parameters, and of operating the hinge in such a manner as to measure several (input torque/output torque) operating points, and of performing a regression in order to identify the parameters of the model and thus to determine at least one of the direct or indirect characteristics of the hinge. The behavior model retained includes dry friction having a first component that does not depend on the output torque, and a second component that does depend on the output torque of the hinge. | 02-14-2013 |

20130041642 | TRAFFIC SIMULATION SYSTEM AND TRAFFIC SIMULATION PROGRAM - In a traffic simulation in which vehicle models, which simulate vehicles, are moved in a road system model ( | 02-14-2013 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20130060539 | Using Projection Onto Convex Sets To Constrain Full-Wavefield Inversion - Method for stabilizing the updated model ( | 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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20130073266 | SOLUTIONS FOR MODELING SPATIALLY CORRELATED VARIATIONS IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A computer-implemented method for modeling Spatially Correlated Variation (SCV) in a design of an Integrated Circuit (IC) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes: generating a set of coefficient values for a position dependent SCV function, the set of coefficient values being selected from a set of random variables; obtaining a set of coordinates defining a position of each of a plurality of devices in a defined field; evaluating the position dependent SCV function to determine a device attribute variation for each of the plurality of devices based upon the coordinates of each of the plurality of devices; modifying at least one model parameter based upon the evaluation of the position dependent SCV function; and running a circuit simulation using the at least one modified model parameter. | 03-21-2013 |

20130073267 | ELECTRIC VEHICLE PERSONAL BENEFITS ANALYZER - A benefit analysis system allows a user to compare energy consumption between a first electrified vehicle and a second vehicle. A data collector receives user driving characteristics. A parameter calculation module determines a peak parameter, a width parameter, a weigh factor, a scale factor, and a frequency parameter in response to the user driving characteristics. An analyzer is responsive to the parameters from the parameter calculation module to generate respective energy consumption results for the first and second vehicles. The analyzer represents an individual trip chain distribution as a composite function including a habitual component defined by the peak parameter and the width parameter and a non-habitual component defined by the scale factor. The composite function combines the habitual component and the non-habitual component according to the weight factor. The analyzer determines the energy consumption results in response to the individual trip chain distributions. | 03-21-2013 |

20130073268 | AUTOMATED GENERATION OF LOCAL GRID REFINEMENT AT HYDRAULIC FRACTURES FOR SIMULATION OF TIGHT GAS RESERVOIRS - A computer system and method of automatically generating a Local Grid Refinement (LGR) gridded model of a gas reservoir. A geologic file includes information identifying the locations of one or more wells according to root grid cells within a volume of the earth to be modeled. User inputs specify the number of hydraulic fractures from each well, and such parameters as the fracture length, etc. User inputs also specify the number of “splits” of the root grid cells containing hydraulic fractures; those root grid cells are then split into finer resolution grid cells of increasing width within the root grid cells containing the fractures. For horizontal wells, user inputs indicate the number of splits of root grid cells containing the lateral portions of the wellbore. Non-orthogonal and complex fractures are processed by a “nested” LGR approach. Geologic properties are assigned to each grid cell, with a tensorial adjustment included for non-orthogonal fractures, and the resulting model is available for simulation. | 03-21-2013 |

20130073269 | Production Simulator For Simulating a Mature Hydrocarbon Field - A production simulator ( | 03-21-2013 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

20130096888 | Model and Methods for Identifying Points of Action in Electrically Active Cells - The invention provides a model for generating predicted action potentials of an electrically active cell. The disclosed model includes three operatively coupled submodels. A first submodel contains Hodgkin-Huxley elements generating action potentials based on electrical equivalent circuits. A second submodel is based on reaction kinetics of cell metabolism and is operatively coupled with the first submodel. A third submodel is based on Boolean dynamics representing signaling and associated cellular processes and is operatively coupled with the first and second submodels. The invention includes storing a library of calculated action potentials and associated cellular parameters generated by the model, applying a stimulus to the electrically active cell in vitro so that the cell generates an action potential; and comparing the cell-generated action potential with those stored in the library, wherein a match is predictive of the cellular point of action of the applied stimulus according to the parameters stored. | 04-18-2013 |

20130096889 | METHOD FOR GENERATING A FRACTURED RESERVOIR MESH WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF NODES IN THE MATRIX MEDIUM - A method for optimizing the development of a fluid reservoir using a fractured medium mesh generated from a first-order balanced octree technique is disclosed. A mesh of a discrete fracture network is generated by defining a set of cells for each fracture. A mesh of the matrix medium is then generated by dividing each cell by an octree technique, wherein a cell is divided into eight cells. The cells resulting from the division are themselves split in eight, until each cell resulting from a division comprises a number of fractures below or equal to a given threshold. Transmissivities between the cells of the fracture mesh, transmissivities between the cells of the matrix medium mesh, and transmissivities between cells of the fracture mesh and cells of the matrix medium mesh are then determined. Finally, the cells and the transmissivities are used for generating an image of the fluid reservoir from which the development of the fluid reservoir is optimized. | 04-18-2013 |

20130096890 | MATERIAL POINT METHOD MODELING IN OIL AND GAS RESERVOIRS - A computer system and method of simulating the behavior of an oil and gas reservoir including changes in the margins of frangible solids. A system of equations including state equations such as momentum, and conservation laws such as mass conservation and volume fraction continuity, are defined and discretized for at least two phases in a modeled volume, one of which corresponds to frangible material. A material point model technique for numerically solving the system of discretized equations, to derive fluid flow at each of a plurality of mesh nodes in the modeled volume, and the velocity of at each of a plurality of particles representing the frangible material in the modeled volume. A time-splitting technique improves the computational efficiency of the simulation while maintaining accuracy on the deformation scale. The method can be applied to derive accurate upscaled model equations for larger volume scale simulations. | 04-18-2013 |

20130096891 | ESTIMATION OF NEURAL RESPONSE FOR OPTICAL STIMULATION - This disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for estimating a volume of tissue directly influenced (VTDI) by optogenetic stimulation. The systems and methods can also enable a user to quantitatively predict the spread of stimulation (e.g., action potential) resulting from optical stimulation in a patient's tissue. | 04-18-2013 |

20130096892 | SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND PREDICTING USER PERFORMANCE - The embodiments described herein relate performance prediction systems and methods. According to some aspects there is provided a performance prediction system comprising at least one processor, the at least one processor being configured to: define a predictive model based upon a plurality of hypothesises for predicting learner performance, each hypothesis predicting learner performance based upon at least one learner engagement activity; monitor a plurality of the learner engagement activities associated with the user identifier for that user to obtain learner engagement values for each of the learner engagement activities; generate at least one performance prediction value for each hypothesis based upon the learner engagement values associated with the hypothesis; and combine the performance prediction values for the plurality of the hypothesises to generate a combined performance prediction value for that learner. | 04-18-2013 |

20130103366 | PREDICTING CORROSION MECHANISMS FOR AN IRON-CONTAINING SURFACE IN CONTACT WITH A SOLUTION SATURATED IN AMMONIUM CHLORIDE | 04-25-2013 |

20130103367 | Methods and systems for numerically simulating muscle movements along bones and around joints - Systems and methods for numerically simulating muscle's movements along bones and around joints are disclosed. A computerized model containing a plurality of truss elements along with one or more rollers is used. The truss elements are configured for modeling a muscle strand while each roller is configured for a joint. Each truss element includes two end nodes and is configured or associated with a muscle bio-mechanical property model. Each roller is fixed at the location of a corresponding joint. To simulate the muscle strand movements around the joint, each pair of truss elements straddling a roller is adjusted dynamically in a time-marching simulation (e.g., computer simulation of an impact event of an automobile and one or more occupants). Adjustments are performed at each solution cycle of the time-marching simulation. Adjustments include two types—“slipping” and “swapping”. | 04-25-2013 |

20130103368 | Automated Experimental Design For Polymerase Chain Reaction - A method and apparatus of a device that generates a primer pair design to amplify a template in a DNA strand is described. The device calculates a first and second plurality of primers, where each primer in the first plurality of primers is from a different region of the DNA template than each primer in the second plurality of primers. The device further calculates a set of primer pairs, where each of primer pairs include one of the primers from the first plurality of primers and one primer from the second plurality of primers, and each of the first plurality of primer pairs is calculated based on a penalty of combination between the two primers in that primer pair. | 04-25-2013 |

20130103369 | METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING AND ANALYZING COMPONENT-BASED MODELS OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS - Systems, methods, and apparatus for modeling and analyzing a physical system comprising a plurality of components. In some embodiments, a component type of a component of the plurality of components may be used to access a dataset from a plurality of datasets. The dataset may include a representation of at least one partial differential equation. A model of the component may be constructed based at least in part on the accessed dataset and at least one parameter relating to a physical characteristic of the component, and may be used to compute at least one output value based on at least one input value. | 04-25-2013 |

20130103370 | PIPELINE FLOW MODELING METHOD - A method of modeling a segment of a pipeline transporting a product comprising defining within the segment a plurality of discrete cells, each disposed between knots, preparing a system of equations relating the conservations of mass, momentum and energy for each cell along with equations for the liquid phase flow area of cells with tight, slack and minimum area flow modes, providing data relating to the product and the location and elevation of the cells, sensing a plurality of conditions within known cells, solving the system of equations, initiating a re-stepping process by re-assessing the flow modes of each cell and re-setting flow modes for cells with unstable flow modes, and re-solving the system of equations using stable flow modes. An embodiment of the method includes excepting one or more cells from the re-stepping portion where a recurrent pattern of flow mode change is detected. | 04-25-2013 |

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 |

20130110473 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOLUTION OF MODELS | 05-02-2013 |

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

20130110475 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FRAILITY | 05-02-2013 |

20130110476 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING AND DE-NOISING VIBRATORY DATA | 05-02-2013 |

20130110477 | PROCESS VARIATION-BASED MODEL OPTIMIZATION FOR METROLOGY | 05-02-2013 |

20130110478 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BLIND BLOCK RECURSIVE ESTIMATION IN ADAPTIVE NETWORKS | 05-02-2013 |