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20130030773COORDINATE MEASURING SYSTEM DATA REDUCTION - Coordinate measurement data such as point cloud data associated with coordinate measurement machine data is reduced in a strategic and systematic manner by segmenting and/or reducing data based on nominal geometric information contained in an electronic file such as a CAD model or a coordinate measurement machine inspection plan. For example, in one embodiment, a software application is used to identify geometric features and tolerances within a CAD model of an object, and to segment coordinate measurement data of a physical object based on the identified geometric features and tolerances from the CAD model. The various segments of coordinate measurement data may be assigned different data requirements, and the data may be reduced in different manners on a feature-by-feature basis.01-31-2013
20130030772Optimisation of a wind turbine - A method of optimising a construction of a basis of a wind turbine is provided. A local load environment situation of a construction location is analysed, which results in local load-relevant environment data, based on which construction instructions are generated. These are further based on a set of predefined rules for processing the local load-relevant environment data, such that in a first selected region of the basis along a circumference of the tower and/or in a first selected region of the foundation the carrying structure of the basis is weakened in at least one selected horizontal cross-section with respect to possible maximum loads in comparison with a second region of the basis in the selected cross-section.01-31-2013
20130030771MODAL ASSURANCE CRITERION FOR COMPARING TWO MODE SHAPES OF A MULTI-COMPONENT STRUCTURE - An improved Modal Assurance Criterion for comparing two mode shapes obtained from modal analysis of a multi-component structure is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first mode shape vector and second mode shape vector for a first mode shape and second mode shape of the multi-component structure, respectively, are formed by grouping modal displacement at each node associated with each component in the multi-component structure. Further, modal assurance criterion (MAC) between the first mode shape vector and second mode shape vector is computed by dividing a square of sum of magnitudes of correlation of the modal displacement at each component for the first mode shape vector and second mode shape vector in the multi-component structure with a product of squared magnitudes of the first mode shape vector and second mode shape vector. Furthermore, the first mode shape and second mode shape of the multi-component structure are compared using the MAC.01-31-2013
20130030770METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PLACEMENT OF DEVICES BASED ON A BUILDING LAYOUT - A method and apparatus for determining placement of one or more devices using a building layout is disclosed. The method may include generating a map layer based on the building layout. A zone definition that includes identification of available zones and access characteristics of each of the available zones is received. A density definition that includes identification of available density levels and usage characteristics of each of the density levels is received. The placement of the one or more devices in the available zones is enabled based on associating the zone definition and the density definition with the map layer.01-31-2013
20100076730RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION CHARACTERISTIC ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A radio wave propagation characteristic estimation apparatus includes at least a ray launching method calculation unit, an imaging method calculation unit, and a synthesis unit. The ray launching method calculation unit calculates a first piece of radio wave propagation characteristic estimation data in which a radio wave propagation characteristic from a radio wave transmission point to a building with a radio wave reception point is estimated, using a plan view data. The imaging method calculation unit calculates a second piece of radio wave propagation characteristic estimation data in which a radio wave propagation characteristic from the radio wave transmission point to the building with the radio wave reception point is estimated, using the vertical cross-sectional view data. The synthesis unit calculates pieces of indoor penetration data to the radio wave reception point within the building respectively for the first piece and the second piece, and synthesizes the pieces of indoor penetration data.03-25-2010
20090216501System and apparatus for vicinity and in-building visualization, planning, monitoring and exploring - The present invention is a method and system of planning, monitoring and exploring the interior and vicinity of a building or an infra-structure utilizing a computer. The method provides a GUI that optimizes the limited screen space of the computer to provide important functions and toolsets to design scenarios for applications in planning, monitoring and exploring infra-structures. In a scenario, the user can incorporate assets into the application, link the assets to physical setup such as CCTV or positioning devices for monitoring, animate the assets to understand the inter-play of assets for planning, and locate assets for exploring infra-structures.08-27-2009
20110208488METHOD OF DESIGNING TIRE AND TIRE - A method of designing a tire designs a tire including a block row which has a plurality of blocks sectioned by circumferential grooves and lateral grooves, and which is formed along a tire circumferential direction. The method of designing a tire comprises the steps of determining a resonance sound frequency f being a reference frequency of an air column resonance sound produced by the tire, on the basis of a ground contact length of the tire in a case where a standard internal pressure and a standard load are applied to the tire; and the steps of determining the number of pitches of the block row in such a manner that a secondary pitch noise frequency fp08-25-2011
20090319235Fiberglass Cross Arm And Method Of Selecting Same - Embodiments described herein relate to a composite cross arm for use with a utility structure and a program for selecting a cross arm. The cross arm includes a composite member, a hardware plate, and a mounting bracket. The program includes a data subroutine where the user selects the type of cross arm and inputs the required data. Thereafter, the program provides the appropriate cross-arm for the user.12-24-2009
20120173211ASYMMETRIC COMPLEMENTARY DIPOLE ILLUMINATOR - An apparatus, a method of designing the apparatus, a tool using the apparatus and a method of using the apparatus for optimizing optical photolithography during formation of integrated circuits. The apparatus includes: an asymmetrical complementary dipole element including: first and second openings being equidistant and minor images about a first axis, the first and second openings having essentially a same first area and a same first optical density relative to a selected wavelength of light; third and fourth openings being equidistant and minor images about a second axis, the third and fourth openings having essentially a same second area, and a same second optical density relative to the selected wavelength of light; and wherein the first axis is perpendicular to the second axis and the first and second optical densities are different.07-05-2012
20120173202Monitoring compression of successive layers of landfill material and measurement of layer density - A method and system and the use of a 3-D positioning system for monitoring a landfill and landfill material added thereto and undergoing compaction and measures in real time the relative density of the compressed landfill material. The method and system calculates thickness, volume, density during the landfill operation to ensure that the landfill is comprised of compacted layers of substantially optimized density.07-05-2012
20100088071PROCESS FOR DESIGNING RUGGED PATTERN ON GOLF BALL SURFACE - A golf ball 04-08-2010
20130211794Method of modeling an illumination device - This invention relates to a method of designing an illumination device, wherein a light source unit is modeled with a set of rays. Therein, each ray is assigned a light power and is further characterized by a light volume, which specifies how “spread out” the light is in area and angle. In this way, a selection of rays with respect to their “density” becomes possible, and an optical system can be optimized for a transmission of those rays providing the most light per volume.08-15-2013
20130211793Systems and Methods for Processing Geophysical Data - A method of processing geophysical data from a survey of a surveyed region of the earth to provide a representation of the underlying geology of said surveyed region, the method comprising inputting 2-D seismic data for said surveyed region, generating a first representation depicting a plurality of reflection interfaces of said underlying geology of said surveyed region using said input seismic data, inputting potential field data for said surveyed region, generating a second representation depicting a plurality of density interfaces of said underlying geology of said surveyed region using said input potential field data; combining said representation of said plurality of density interfaces with said representation of said plurality of reflection interfaces to reposition at least one of said plurality of reflection interfaces and generating a final representation depicting said underlying geology of said surveyed region using said combined first and second representations.08-15-2013
20130211791Method of Generalizing 3-Dimensional Building Models Having Level of Detail+ - Building models having level of detail is generalized. Every single building model is generalized at first. Then, neighboring building models are processed to obtain their geometric relationship. Some of the neighboring building models are combined under specific criteria to further reduce data amount. Thus, the present invention provides smooth building model display and keeps main characteristics of the building models.08-15-2013
20100153075METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FINDING TOOTH FEATURES ON A VIRTUAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL - A method and system are disclosed for finding virtual tooth features on virtual three-dimensional models of the teeth of patients. The tooth features comprise marginal ridges, cusp tips, contact points, central groove and buccal groove. Tooth axes system plays a key role in identifying the tooth features. An iterative method is disclosed for improving the accuracy of the tooth axes system. A virtual three-dimension model preferably obtained by scanning the dentition of a patient forms the basis for determining the tooth features. Tooth features are derived for all categories of teeth including molars, premolars, canines and front teeth. Tooth features are very helpful and used in planning orthodontic treatment. The tooth features are determined automatically using the computerized techniques; and can be manually adjusted when necessary.06-17-2010
20100057407SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A SPATIAL INDEX - A system, method, and computer program for creating an index structure for spatial data, comprising representing a product structure by a network of nodes and edges; setting a local geometric bound for each of said network nodes; propagating a cumulative geometric bound of said local geometric bounds along each of said network edges; and simplifying said cumulative geometric bound at each of said network node during said propagation; whereby a geometric bound of each network node forms a spatial index geometric bound for a matching data model object and appropriate means and computer-readable instructions.03-04-2010
20130046514SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ARRANGING EQUIPMENT IN A DATA CENTER - A system and method for providing a layout of equipment in a data center, the equipment including a plurality of equipment racks, and at least one rack-based cooling provider. In one aspect, the method includes receiving data regarding airflow consumption for each of the plurality of equipment racks and cooling capacity of the at least one cooling provider, determining a layout of the data center, displaying the layout of the data center. In the method determining a layout can include pairing each equipment rack of the plurality of equipment racks with another equipment rack of the plurality of equipment racks based on airflow consumption of each of the plurality of equipment racks to create a plurality of pairs of equipment racks, arranging the pairs of equipment racks to form a two-row cluster of equipment racks based on the airflow consumption value of the equipment racks.02-21-2013
20130046513METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK - A method for creating an electric vehicle charging network includes receiving first location data from a first remote device; providing electric vehicle charger data to the first remote device as a function of the first location data; receiving second location data from a second remote device; providing the electric vehicle charger data to the second remote device as a function of the second location data; and, in response to the electric vehicle charger data, receiving interest data from the first and second remote devices to permit creation of a first electric vehicle charger. Further methods and systems are provided.02-21-2013
20090192766Method for simulating the behavior of a bonded joint of two parts - The invention relates to a method for simulating the behavior of a bonded joint of two composite material parts (07-30-2009
20110196655SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THREE DIMENSIONAL FUNCTIONAL SPACE RESERVATION SYSTEMS OF A VEHICLE - A system and method for generating three dimensional functional space reservation systems of a vehicle from a conceptual space reservation is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes collecting functional, connectivity and geometrical information from design databases associated with a conceptual space reservation of a vehicle upon receiving a request from a client device for three dimensional functional space reservation systems. The method also includes creating a mathematical model in a binary form using the functional, connectivity and geometrical information. The method further includes applying a set of rules and checks governing a design of the vehicle to the mathematical model, and applying a set of functional attributes to the mathematical model for creating connectivity information in the mathematical model. Moreover, the method includes generating the three dimensional functional space reservation systems of the vehicle for a computer-aided design standard platform based on the mathematical model.08-11-2011
20110196654DENTAL PROSTHETICS MANIPULATION, SELECTION, AND PLANNING - Presented herein are methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media for dental prosthetics manipulation, selection, and planning. Embodiments include an overlapped, or semi-realistic 3D rendering, a localized abstraction of the dental plan, and/or a globalized abstraction of the dental plan. Various selection, manipulation, and planning functions are available for the displays. A dentist or other operator can use the various portions of the display to interact with, manipulate, and plan a dental prosthetic. In some embodiments, tools are also provided, such as a full crown manipulation.08-11-2011
20110196653DENTAL DATA PLANNING - Presented herein are methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media for dental data planning. In various embodiments, an operator of the system can design a dental data plan, have it checked, and see various aspects of the plan on the display. The plan may be designed in the abstract and that abstract plan can be checked for compliance with material and product constraints. Also from that abstract plan, a list of necessary scanning tasks may be produced and displayed. In some embodiments, plans for multiple patients can be designed and the scanning for those patients may commence before all of the patients are completed.08-11-2011
20100082304POWER SUPPLY NOISE ANALYSIS MODEL CREATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR POWER SUPPLY NOISE ANALYSIS MODEL CREATION - A power supply noise analysis model creation method comprising; obtaining a distance which appears most frequently, from among the distances from a vias judged to be the nearest to the vias, respectively, as a reference via pitch, generates four nodes for the via of target wherein the four nodes generates the middle point with the other four via that are near the via of the target, obtaining meshes which include the nodes, respectively, by dividing the power island structure and the power supply pair by dividing lines which pass between the generated nodes, and converting each of the meshes obtained to a circuit element equivalent to the mesh.04-01-2010
20100138192Systems and Methods for Selecting Components for Use in RF Filters Within Implantable Medical Device Leads Based on Inductance, Parasitic Capacitance and Parasitic Resistance - Techniques are provided for selecting and configuring inductors for use in radio-frequency (RF) inductive filters within pacing/sensing leads of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. The filters are employed to reduce heating due to induced currents caused by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures or other sources of strong RF fields. In particular, techniques are provided for determining optimal inductance values by taking into account parasitic resistances and parasitic capacitances of the inductors. Tolerances of the inductive devices are also taken into account.06-03-2010
20130211795Integrated Construction Platform - Method and system disclosed herein provides generating a three-dimensional construction grid based on a data file generated by an architectural software, wherein the three-dimensional grid includes three-dimensional position information of various structural building components; displaying the three-dimensional construction grid using a display device of a computing device; receiving information of various non-structural building components, the information including location of the non-structural building components on the three-dimensional grid; associating the non-structural building components to one or more of the structural components of the three-dimensional grid; and automatically generating a plurality of specifications for the non-structural building components.08-15-2013
20130211792SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CUSTOMIZING INTERACTIVE HAPTIC BOUNDARIES - A method for customizing an interactive haptic boundary based on a patient-specific feature comprises identifying a reference feature associated with a virtual implant model. The method also comprises determining an intersection between the identified reference feature and a virtual model associated with an anatomy of the patient. A virtual haptic boundary is generated based on the determined intersection between the identified reference feature associated with the virtual implant model and the virtual model associated with the anatomy of the patient.08-15-2013
20130211790System and Method for Construction Estimation Using Aerial Images - A system and method for construction estimation using aerial images is provided. The system receives at least one aerial image of a building. An estimation engine processes the aerial image at a plurality of angles to automatically identify a plurality (e.g., perimeter and interior) lines in the image corresponding to a plurality of features of a roof the building. The estimation engine allows users to generate two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of the roof by automatically delineating various roof features, and generates a report including information about the roof of the building.08-15-2013
20100049479Crush modelling - A method of determining the impact resistance of a structure including a crushable material comprises the steps of determining for one or more layers of a finite element of the material during an impact whether the element or layer thereof is to be treated as failing by crushing. If the element or layer is determined to fail by crushing, a load-bearing portion of the structure is defined and the load-bearing portion is treated for the purpose of subsequent calculations as exhibiting an ongoing resistance.02-25-2010
20100049476METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY VERIFYING THE POSSIBILITY OF RENDERING A LIGHTING ATMOSPHERE FROM AN ABSTRACT DESCRIPTION - The invention relates to automatically verifying the possibility of rendering a lighting atmosphere from an abstract description, for example from a lighting atmosphere specified in XML (Extensible Markup Language) independent of a specific lighting infrastructure and of a room layout. A basic idea of the invention is to translate the possibilities of a lighting infrastructure into so called light element templates. A light element template contains an indication of the possibilities of the lighting infrastructure at a certain semantic location, for example in a shop or a home in which the lighting infrastructure is provided. For every type of light effect of a lighting infrastructure, a different light element template may be created. This allows to automatically verify the possibility of rendering a lighting atmosphere from an abstract description in a lighting infrastructure at an early stage of the lighting atmosphere design process.02-25-2010
20110202321 METHOD FOR OPTIMISING THE SHAPE OF AN AEROFOIL - A method for defining the shape of an edge of an aerofoil comprises the following steps: obtaining a starting value for the thickness of the edge; defining a distance from the edge of the aerofoil in terms of the thickness; over the defined distance, defining a space S in terms of normalised camberline and normalised thickness; transforming the space S to a new space S′; parameterising the new space S′ to obtain new values for normalised camberline and normalised thickness; defining a new shape for the edge using the new parameter values. In a preferred embodiment, the transforming step comprises applying a parabolic function to the space S.08-18-2011
20110202320Computer-readable medium storing design support program, design support method, and design support apparatus - In a design support apparatus, a storage unit stores location data of an assembly including a first member long and flexible and a second member connected to the first member and having a larger cross-sectional shape than that of the first member within a product, and respective positions of installed objects. A geometric center calculation unit virtually extends straight lines from a point on a route along which the first member passes, radially in directions normal to a tangential direction of the route, virtually positions points where the straight lines come into contact with the installed objects, and calculates a geometric center from the positioned points. A route change unit changes the route such that the first member passes the calculated geometric center. A verification unit verifies whether or not the assembly interferes with any of the installed objects during passage of the first member along the changed route.08-18-2011
20110202319ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC OR SEMI-AUTOMATIC DESIGN AND DESIGN METHOD - Electronic data processing (EDP) system for automatic or semi-automatic design, including of at least one storage unit, at least one computer unit, a user interface, and at least one interface to other EDP systems, characterised in that: 08-18-2011
20110202318INTERFERENCE DETERMINATION DEVICE, INTERFERENCE DETERMINATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A dividing unit 08-18-2011
20110202317Information Technology Infrastructure Architecture Design - Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses support the design and building of an information technology infrastructure. Build information may be extracted from an architecture diagram so that an automation engine can build and configure the infrastructure solution. The architecture diagram contains custom property lists that are associated with corresponding infrastructure components. Build data is then generated from the architecture diagram so that the automation engine can build a specified information technology infrastructure. The architecture diagram may represent each infrastructure component with an icon that is selected from a collection of icons, where each icon has a custom property template. Configuration data is populated in entries of the custom property template in accordance with the associated infrastructure component. Build data may be verified by determining whether different custom property lists in an architecture diagram are consistent and may be passed to the automation engine only when an approval indication is received.08-18-2011
20100076731METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING A PASTRY - Method and systems for creating a pastry design are disclosed. The pasties are designed by receiving a tiers selection defining a number of pastry tiers; receiving a shape selection for each of the selected number of pastry tiers; presenting a pastry design based on the number of tiers selection and the shape selection for each of the number of pastry tiers; receiving decoration element inputs corresponding to one or more decoration elements; updating the presented pastry design with the one or more decoration elements responsive to the decoration element inputs; and storing the updated pastry design to a storage medium. A computer readable medium for performing the method is also disclosed.03-25-2010
20120245900COMPUTING DEVICE AND DESIGN METHOD FOR NONLINEAR OBJECT - A design method generates a plurality of groups of experimental conditions, each of the groups of experimental conditions includes performance variables for an electronic product with nonlinear performance. The method simulates values to the groups of experimental conditions, computes an average value, and divides the groups of experimental conditions into a first part and a second part. The values in the first part is greater than the average value and the values in the second part is less than the average value. The method computes nonlinear boundary values of a refining mechanism based on the values, and determines a threshold value of the refiner. After refining the groups of experimental conditions, the method calculates the deviation of each value from the threshold value, and determines the groups of experimental conditions with the greatest deviations as optimal groups of experimental conditions.09-27-2012
20120245902Tunnel Entrance Elevation Specifying Device, Method for Specifying Tunnel Entrance Elevation, Computer Program for Specifying Tunnel Entrance Elevation, and Storage Medium that Stores Computer Program - Systems for automatically specifying a tunnel entrance and methods that accomplish same. One method includes a target entrance selecting step for selecting, from a map data storing portion, a target entrance for specifying an entrance elevation of a tunnel, a target road link assigning step for assigning, from the map data storing portion, a road link, which includes the target entrance, as a target road link, a corrected point extracting step for extracting a certain point as a corrected point, the certain point being located along the target road link and away from the target entrance outwardly of the tunnel by a predetermined distance, a corrected point elevation specifying step for specifying an elevation of the corrected point as a corrected point elevation, and a first target entrance elevation specifying step for specifying the corrected point elevation as a first elevation of the target entrance.09-27-2012
20120245901Finite Impulse Response Filter For Producing Outputs Having Different Phases - A method and system for designing and implementing a finite impulse response (FIR) filter to create a plurality of output signals, each output signal having the same frequency but at a different phase shift from the other output(s), is described. Values are determined for the resistors, or other elements having impedance values, in a FIR filter having a plurality of outputs, such that each output has the same frequency response but a different phase than the other output(s). This is accomplished by the inclusion of a phase factor in the time domain calculation of the resistor values that does not change the response in the frequency domain. The phase shift is constant and independent of the frequency of the output signal.09-27-2012
20100114536METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERIVING ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN PARTS AND FASTENERS - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying associations in a model of a structure. A number of fastener locations is identified in the model of the structure. A line segment extends through each of the number of fastener locations to form a number of line segments. The line segment extends a selected distance away from an associated fastener location in the number of fastener locations. A number of parts is identified through which the line segment extends to form a number of identified parts for a fastener for each of the number of line segments.05-06-2010
20100114540Visual Simulator for Spectacle Lens, Visual Simulation Method for Spectacle Lens, and Computer Readable Visual Simulation Program for Spectacle Lens - A visual simulator for a spectacle lens including: a lens design data acquirer that acquires lens design data on design items of a spectacle lens including a prescription for a spectacle wearer's naked eye; a lens designer that designs the spectacle lens based on the lens design data; an original image data acquirer that acquires an original image data for the simulation; an image processor that processes the original image data acquired by the original image data acquirer and generates image data representing an image viewed through a lens processed based on the frame data; a display that comprises a screen that displays the image based on the image data generated by the image processor; a partial enlargement information acquirer that acquires partial enlargement information of a visual field, the partial enlargement information including a distance from a spectacle lens wearer to the screen of the display and a dimension of the screen, wherein a processing mode of the image processor includes: an entire display mode in which the visual field based on the shape data is entirely displayed on the screen of the display; and a partial display mode in which a part of the visual field determined by the distance from the spectacle wearer to the screen of the display and the dimension of the screen acquired by the partial enlargement information acquirer.05-06-2010
20130085722ROTATING MACHINES - A method of computer aided engineering for designing a rotating machine assembly involves creating within a graphical user interface of a computer system a layout of the rotating machine assembly, and forming a functional model of the rotating machine assembly from the layout. The layout is created by selecting and positioning components for the rotating machine assembly, and then creating associations between them. The functional model is based on one or more of the associations, relative positions of the selected components, properties of the selected components and properties of the associations.04-04-2013
20130085721SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING TEETH - Methods and apparatus fit a set of upper and lower teeth in a masticatory system by generating a computer representation of the masticatory system and computing an occlusion based on interactions in the computer representation of the masticatory system.04-04-2013
20130080122METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A MODEL MAP FOR WORKFLOW INTEGRATION - A method, apparatus and computer program product are described for providing a model map for workflow integration from concept to production. The apparatus may receive a file in a first format, produce a mapped file from the file in the first format, and provide for conversion of the mapped file from the mapped format to a second, different format. The file in the first format may be supported by a first application, such as an architectural design application, a design engineering application, or a production specific application. The file in the second format may be supported by a second application, which may include an architectural design application, a design engineering application, or a production specific application. In this way, a file in the first format that is only operable on the first application may be converted to a file in the second format that is operable on the second application.03-28-2013
20130080124ROAD DESIGN OPTIMIZATION - A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to optimize a design for a vertical road profile. A ground surface profile is obtained. From the ground surface profile, an initial set of points of vertical intersection (PVIs) are obtained. An optimized earthwork cost for the PVIs is determined. The PVIs and curve configurations are then modified to reduce the earth work cost.03-28-2013
20130080123COMPUTER BASED MODELS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL FIBROUS WEBS - Methods of modeling three-dimensional fibrous webs.03-28-2013
20130080121Automatic Component Insertion And Constraint Based On Previous-Use Data - Automatically adding constraints between entities in a subject computer-aided design (CAD) model of a real-world object includes storing information regarding CAD model entities and related constraints in a computer database in which the CAD model entities belong to one or more components of the subject CAD model or other CAD models. The computer database is accessed to determine previously used constraints for at least one entity of a given component being added to the CAD model, and constraints are automatically added between at least one entity of the given component and another entity in the subject CAD model based on the previously used constraints.03-28-2013
20130080120Method for Optimal and Efficient Guard Tour Configuration Utilizing Building Information Model and Adjacency Information - A route planning system is provided. The system includes a mapping processor that extracts geometric information about a building from a building model of the building and generates an adjacency map of adjacent areas from the extracted information, a triangulation processor that translates each adjacent area of the adjacency map into a closed polygon representation and splits the closed polygon representation into a minimal group of triangles that covers the area where each triangle of the minimal group of triangles includes adjacency information derived from the adjacency map, a user interface that receives first and second locations within the building and a route processor that defines a route between the first and second locations by identifying a minimum set of triangles from the triangles that together form a continuous path between the first and second locations based at least upon the triangle adjacency information.03-28-2013
20130085719APPLICATION-GENERATED FUNCTION BLOCK FOR DATA EXCHANGE BETWEEN CONTROL PROGRAMS AND BUILDING AUTOMATION OBJECTS - A system, process, and method for modeling a building automation system is provided that permits a control program to easily and efficiently add field devices, gather data from, and provide data to field devices, iterate though all field devices in a hierarchical structure, poll the field devices, evaluate the results, and react accordingly.04-04-2013
20130085723METHOD FOR DETERMINING ARTICULAR BONE DEFORMITY RESECTION USING MOTION PATTERNS - The invention relates to a method for real-time determination an optimal corrected surface of a first bone and/or a second bone forming together an articulation, the first and/or second bones presenting an overgrowth deformation, said corrected surface providing a greater range of motion of the articulation, the method comprising the following steps: i) constructing from acquired images of the articulation 3D voxel models of the first bone and the second bone; ii) for each of first and second bone voxel models, constructing a coordinate system defmed by a center and three axes; iii) applying a motion pattern on the coordinate system of the second bone with respect to the coordinate system of the first bone, a motion pattern being a set of contiguous positions of the first or second bone coordinate systems with respect to the other bone coordinate system, the contiguous positions defining a movement of one bone with respect to the other, wherein said motion pattern is initially loaded from a data base of pre-defined motion patterns; iv) determining a resection volume from said motion pattern as being the union of interpenetration volumes of the first or second bone voxel model with the other bone voxel model for each position of the motion pattern; v) determining the optimal corrected surface by virtually removing said resection volume from the first and/or the second bone voxel model.04-04-2013
20130085720SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND MANAGING A VIRTUAL DEVICE - Certain embodiments of the present invention are configured to permit development and validation of a device driver or a device application program by using improved virtual devices. Such improved virtual devices facilitate driver development without use of real devices or hardware prototypes. The present invention also may be configured to permit advanced validation of a device-driver combination that would be difficult to achieve even with a real device. Certain embodiments also may detect inconsistencies between virtual and real devices, which may be used to improve drivers and device application programs and increase compatibility of such drivers and device application programs with real devices.04-04-2013
20130085718Generating An Analytical Energy Model - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a system, for generating an analytical energy model from a conceptual representation or a mass form model. In one aspect, actions include receiving a conceptual representation of a building including one or more user-defined floor levels and multiple surfaces defining volumetric space, and, responsive to a request to generate an analytical energy model, automatically generating the analytical energy model by: deriving geometric information from the conceptual representation; defining one or more mass volumes; algorithmically assigning one or more surface types to mass volume surfaces; defining one or more thermal mass zones based on the mass volumes and a corresponding number of user-defined floor levels; deriving thermal properties of the one or more thermal mass zones; and combining the defined one or more thermal mass zones, the derived thermal properties, and predefined analytical energy model parameters to generate the analytical energy model.04-04-2013
201300359043D PLANT MODELING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for leveraging a preliminary plant model to create a detailed physical plant model are presented. The system stores instances of component primitives, and can utilize stored geometries of the component primitives to identify a plurality of physical components to form a physical plant model. The physical plant model can realize at least a portion of the component runs based on equations and mapping definitions that establish relationships among the geometries of the equipment and piping. The components of the physical plant model can be mapped to catalog items based on the geometries of the components. After translation, a bill of materials listing the physical plant model components can be produced.02-07-2013
20130035906METHOD FOR CONFIGURATION AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF A VEHICLE CABIN, IN PARTICULAR OF AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a method for the automatic configuration and/or equipment of a vehicle cabin, more particularly of an aircraft, wherein the cabin (02-07-2013
20130035905Method and system for operating electron guns in magnetic fields - A method of configuring an electron gun for generating and injecting an electron beam into a linac accelerating waveguide operating in magnetic fringe fields of an MRI scanner in the absence of a magnetic shield is provided using an appropriately programmed computer to determining an anode drift tube diameter at an injection point of a linac according to a magnetic field value from an MRI scanner and to a predetermined current density, where the magnetic field has an isocenter, determining a transverse diameter of a Type M cathode in an electron gun, according to the anode drift tube diameter and the current density, and minimizing an emittance value in an electron beam of the electron gun at an entry point of the anode drift tube by optimizing the distance between the cathode and the anode, where the electron beam is along an axis of symmetry of the magnetic field.02-07-2013
20130035903METHODS OF DESIGNING EARTH-BORING TOOLS USING A PLURALITY OF DEPTH OF CUT VALUES AND RELATED METHODS OF FORMING EARTH-BORING TOOLS - Methods of designing an earth-boring tool are described, including calculating one or more performance parameters of the tool based on drilling conditions, a plurality of depth of cut values, and a set of values of other design variables. Methods of enhancing a performance parameter in the design of an earth-boring tool are also described, including calculating the performance parameter based at least partially on a plurality of depth of cut values and a first set of values of other design variables, calculating the performance parameter based at least partially on a second set of values of the other design variables different than the first set, and comparing the calculated performance parameters to determine which of the first and the second set is closer to a target range or value across a range of the plurality of depths of cut. Related methods of forming an earth-boring tool are also described.02-07-2013
20130035902METHODS OF DESIGNING EARTH-BORING TOOLS USING A PLURALITY OF WEAR STATE VALUES AND RELATED METHODS OF FORMING EARTH-BORING TOOLS - Methods of designing an earth-boring tool are described, including calculating one or more performance parameters based on drilling conditions, a plurality of wear state values, and a set of values of other design variables. Methods of enhancing a performance parameter in the design of an earth-boring tool are also described, including calculating the performance parameter based at least partially on a plurality of wear state values and a first set of values of other design variables, calculating the performance parameter based at least partially on the plurality of wear state values and a second set of values of design variables different than the first set, and comparing the calculated performance parameters to determine which of the first and the second set is closer to a target range or value across a range of the plurality of wear state values. Related methods of forming an earth-boring tool are also described.02-07-2013
20130035907METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FENCES - A post sleeve installation device is used to install post sleeves at selected positions and orientations to support the fence posts of a fence. Data, such as relative spacing, orientation, and elevation of the post sleeves is collected for off-site manufacture of fence panels. A consumer views a rendering of the fence and selects a fence design on a web site or at a retail location. A manufacturer obtains the collected data and the consumer-selected design, and fabricates the fence panels accordingly. The panels are then transported to the fence location and installed on the fence posts. Additionally, a repository is provided, to which the data is transmitted for retention, and from which the data can be retrieved for manufacture of replacement fence panels.02-07-2013
20100042375System and Method for Designing Proteins - Various embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for redesigning proteins. Various embodiments of the present invention present bioinformatic methods to redesign proteins to be more stable through optimization of local structural entropy. The redesigned proteins display significant increases in their thermal stabilities while retaining catalytic activity, and demonstrate a broadly applicable method.02-18-2010
20100010781UNIVERSAL METHOD FOR MODELING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AT LEAST ONE WAVE AND AT LEAST ONE OBJECT, THE SURFACE OF EACH OBJECT DEFINING AN INTERFACE BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO MEDIA - The present invention relates to a method for modeling the interactions within a system between at least one object. The surface of each object defines an interface between at least two media. The set of elementary characteristic functions are chosen that correspond to the field of application in question. The physical properties of each medium considered composing the system are defined. Each object of the system is created by modeling it as a mesh and at least one elementary point source is associated with either side of each mesh element. The type of boundary conditions are determined for each interface. The global matrix for the interactions between the various objects is constructed, depending on the type of boundary conditions, the properties of the media and on the configuration of the system. The global matrix is inverted. The inverted matrix is multiplied by a column matrix containing the values of the excitation boundary conditions. A column matrix is obtained that contains the values of all of the elementary point sources. At every point in the system, the physical quantities representative of the interactions are calculated and an analytical model of the interactions within the system is obtained.01-14-2010
20090271154Method and Apparatus for Facilitating HVAC Design for a Building - A system which facilitates HVAC design for buildings or portions thereof is disclosed. The system comprises a server and one or more remotely situated terminals. The server, which can be a secure server, comprises software that facilitates calculation of HVAC design. A user can access one or more calculation modules in a session of use of a project. The user can provide alphanumeric information items in one or more data input fields. A calculation module can determine a variety of HVAC design output information items using the data added by the user. Both input and output information items can be securely recorded by the server in a record of a session for a project. Furthermore, multiple users can collaborate by accessing the system and contributing to the record of a project in separate sessions. A record of a session or project can be provided in a printable text file.10-29-2009
20120265494Method of Online Building-Model Reconstruction Using Photogrammetric Mapping System - The present invention combines an existing photogrammetric mapping system for building-model reconstruction. Topographic maps and models are produced simultaneously. The models can be edited along with aerial images in an online environment. Thus, efficiency and accuracy for building-model reconstruction are increased.10-18-2012
20090171627System and Method for Surface Reconstruction from an Unstructured Point Set - A method of modeling a surface from a plurality of geometry points representing an object generally includes binning the plurality of geometry points into an n-dimensional array of cells and associating a binary value with each cell; applying a dilation algorithm to the binned plurality of geometry points to output a dilated binary representation of the plurality of geometry points; applying an erosion algorithm to the dilated binary representation of the plurality of geometry points to output a segmented volume; and applying a surface construction algorithm to the segmented volume to form a surface model of the object.07-02-2009
20090171626Integrated Engineering Analysis System - An integrated engineering analysis system comprises: a) 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) 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) communication paths between corresponding computational solvers of the first and second computational processes.07-02-2009
20130041629COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATION - Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of arranging three-dimensional virtual designs configured to be manufactured as physical designs on a production batch, the method including: providing the virtual designs, where each virtual design is based on a three-dimensional representation of an object, and where at least a number of the virtual designs belongs to a group, where the virtual designs in a respective group satisfy at least one common criterion; and arranging the virtual designs relative to the production batch.02-14-2013
20130041630SUPPORT OF REMOVABLE COMPONENTS IN A TEETH MODEL MANUFACTURED BY MEANS OF CAM - A computer-implemented method of generating a virtual model of a set of teeth for manufacturing a physical model of the set of teeth includes providing a virtual model of the set of teeth generating a cavity in said gingival part, into which cavity a removable component fits, where the removable component and the cavity are configured to provide a gap at an interface; and providing for supporting and positioning the removable component in the cavity, wherein the area of contact between the removable component and the cavity wall at the interface is controlled by the shape of the adjoining surfaces of the supporting and positioning and the other of the removable component and the cavity wall.02-14-2013
20100114538METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIGITALLY EVALUATING INSERTION QUALITY OF CUSTOMIZED ORTHODONTIC ARCH WIRE - A method and apparatus is provided for digitally checking the insertion quality of a target customized virtual arch wire designed during treatment planning prior to actually manufacturing the target arch wire. The method includes the steps of digitally simulating the insertion of the customized target virtual arch wire into the virtual brackets placed up on virtual teeth of a patient in an initial state of interest for checking if the arch wire could be inserted into the virtual brackets without conflicts or collisions. The initial state may be a malocclusion state or any intermediate treatment state of the patient. In the event the target virtual arch wire would cause conflicts, then the simulation optimizes the arch wire design in an attempt to eliminate the conflicts. In another aspect, a method is provided for selecting the recommended starting point for inserting the customized arch wire in the brackets placed on the dentition of the patient in the initial state.05-06-2010
20100042377DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD) - Device, system, and method of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD). A system of CAD may include a server to provide data of a CAD model to at least one client, wherein the server is capable of providing to the client section information defining a plurality of geometric sections of the CAD model, wherein the section information includes boundary information representing a plurality of boundaries defining the plurality of geometric sections, respectively, and a plurality of identifiers to identify the plurality of geometric sections, respectively; receiving from the client a request for one or more files corresponding to at least one requested section of the geometric sections, wherein the one or more files include information of one or more geometric elements of the CAD model, which are included within the boundary of the requested section; and providing to the client the one or more requested files. Other embodiments are described and claimed.02-18-2010
20100042376SYSTEM FOR CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND INFORMATION SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES - The innovation relates to a system and/or methodology for the creation and management of industrial automation services and design templates. In addition, it allows for users to view processes, applications, protocols, data types, and so forth as semantically intuitive graphical objects that can be dragged, dropped, and tagged to allow for combining functionalities and/or integrating disparate applications or systems through a services model. Additionally, the innovation provides a library for user management of the services and templates.02-18-2010
20100042382Method and Apparatus for Localizing and Mapping the Position of a Set of Points on a Digital Model - A computer implemented method, apparatus and computer usable program product for mapping a position of a physical point on a digital model. The method comprises receiving sensor data for the physical point from a sensor unit and correlating a position of the physical point to the digital model. The computer implemented method calculates an alignment probability for the correlated position and then compares the calculated value to a stored threshold value. If the alignment probability for the correlated position does exceed the predetermined threshold probability, an aligned position is formed. An aligned position of the physical point is stored relative to the digital model, responsive to a store map location command.02-18-2010
20100042381Stress, Geologic, and Support Analysis Methodology for Underground Openings - A method of designing supports for an underground mine opening comprising the steps of: receiving mine slope information including at least one of site location, entry length, entry grade, entry orientation, size of opening, surface topology, adjacent borehole data and rock mechanics test data, historical roof fall height, and expected steel set support capacity; conducting stress and geological condition evaluation of the mine opening using a finite element computer modeling program based on the mine opening information; and designing structural supports for the mine opening utilizing the stress and geological condition evaluation of the mine opening.02-18-2010
20100042380CAD/CAE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING AND ANALYZING UBIQUITOUS SYSTEMS - Provided are a computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided engineering (CAE) system and a method for designing and analyzing a ubiquitous system. The CAD/CAE system includes: a design system which generates a system model in a 3-layer structure including an environment layer defining environmental elements and physical structures of the ubiquitous system, a component layer defining devices constituting the ubiquitous system, and a scenario layer representing behaviors of components of the ubiquitous system, and re-defines the system model in order to define a plurality of design alternatives; a simulator which is connected to the design system to simulate the system model designed by the design system; and an analysis system which is connected to the simulator to analyze results of the simulation performed by the simulator and recommend an optimal design alternative.02-18-2010
20100042379Framework to Determine the Capacity of A Structure - A framework for determining or predicting the capacity of a structure. The framework includes predicting the capacity of the structure utilizing a physics-based prediction model. The prediction model may be constructed from a variety of numerical analysis approaches. The prediction model further incorporates at least one material physics process, at least one geometry description, and at least one limit state. The limit states may include collapse, tensile fracture, and buckling. The framework calls for validation of the predicted capacity of the structure via experimental verification or other methods. In some embodiments, the structure is a pipeline for producing hydrocarbons and the modes of operation may include parametric studies, Monte-Carlo type distributions, or stand-alone values.02-18-2010
20100042378SIMULATOR, SIMULATION METHOD AND SIMULATION PROGRAM - A sample atomic configuration creation means (02-18-2010
20100106464METHOD FOR DESIGNING RAISED FLOOR AND DROPPED CEILING IN COMPUTING FACILITIES - A system and method for design aspects of a cooling system for a data center is provided. In one example, a method is provided including acts of receiving an indication to position a perforated tile in a model, calculating cooling available in a model space adjacent to the tile, and displaying an indication of cooling availability within the context of the model on a computer system. In another example, a method is provided for manipulating representations of data elements in a model of a data center. The method allows a user to move multiple representations by adjusting the position of a layer of the model space relative to another layer in the model space.04-29-2010
20100106463CUSTOM EQUATIONS FOR THE UNFOLDING OF SHEET METAL - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to utilize custom equations for the unfolding of sheet metal in a solid modeling application. A drawing model is obtained and defines a sheet metal object in the solid modeling application. User input is accepted that defines a custom equation for a first variable that is directly used to calculate a developed length for a bend in the sheet metal object. The custom equation is converted into a standard equation that produces the developed length and is accepted by a modeling kernel of the solid modeling application. The modeling kernel dynamically displays an unfolded version of the sheet metal object based on the standard equation and the calculated developed length without exposing the standard equation to the user.04-29-2010
20100106465METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIGITALLY EVALUATING INSERTION QUALITY OF CUSTOMIZED ORTHODONTIC ARCH WIRE - A method and apparatus is provided for digitally checking the insertion quality of a target customized virtual arch wire designed during treatment planning prior to actually manufacturing the target arch wire. The method includes the steps of digitally simulating the insertion of the customized target virtual arch wire into the virtual brackets placed up on virtual teeth of a patient in an initial state of interest for checking if the arch wire could be inserted into the virtual brackets without conflicts or collisions. The initial state may be a malocclusion state or any intermediate treatment state of the patient. In the event the target virtual arch wire would cause conflicts, then the simulation optimizes the arch wire design in an attempt to eliminate the conflicts. In another aspect, a method is provided for selecting the recommended starting point for inserting the customized arch wire in the brackets placed on the dentition of the patient in the initial state.04-29-2010
20100332196ADAPTIVE 3D SCANNING - The present invention relates to adaptive 3D scanning wherein a scan sequence for obtaining full geometrical coverage of a physical object are created automatically and specifically for the physical object, by using a method and a system for producing a 3D computer model of a physical object, wherein the method comprises the following steps providing a scanner system, said scanner system comprising a scanner, and a computer connectable to and/or integrated in said scanner, said computer comprising a virtual model of said scanner, entering shape information of the physical object into the computer, creating in said computer a visibility function based on said virtual model and the shape information, said visibility function being capable of evaluating the coverage of areas of interest of the physical object by at least one predetermined scan sequence, establishing at least one scan sequence based on the evaluation of the visibility function, performing a scan of the physical object using said at least one scan sequence, and obtaining a 3D computer model of the physical object.12-30-2010
20100332194IMPLANT TRAINING SYSTEM - An implant training system based on a biomechanical modeling system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the implant training system includes a processor configured to load and execute instructions from an implant simulation module and the implant simulation module configured to provide a preloaded case representing a model patient to a user, receive input from the user to adjust the preloaded case to represent a particular patient, and provide outcome information for using an implant in the particular patient.12-30-2010
20120185218PHYSICAL FACE CLONING - A computer-implemented method is provided for physical face cloning to generate a synthetic skin. Rather than attempt to reproduce the mechanical properties of biological tissue, an output-oriented approach is utilized that models the synthetic skin as an elastic material with isotropic and homogeneous properties (e.g., silicone rubber). The method includes capturing a plurality of expressive poses from a human subject and generating a computational model based on one or more material parameters of a material. In one embodiment, the computational model is a compressible neo-Hookean material model configured to simulate deformation behavior of the synthetic skin. The method further includes optimizing a shape geometry of the synthetic skin based on the computational model and the captured expressive poses. An optimization process is provided that varies the thickness of the synthetic skin based on a minimization of an elastic energy with respect to rest state positions of the synthetic skin.07-19-2012
20120185219STEERING DEVICE DESIGN ASSISTING APPARATUS AND STEERING DEVICE DESIGN ASSISTING METHOD - A design assisting apparatus of a steering device arranges a coordinate of a handle position reference point, a coordinate of a first universal joint reference point, a coordinate of a second universal joint reference point, and a coordinate of a steering gear reference point in a three-dimensional space, calculates a reference axis passing through the second universal joint reference point from the first universal joint reference point, calculates a phase angle which is an angle between a straight line from the handle position reference point to the first joint reference point when viewed along the reference axis and a straight line from the second joint reference point to the steering gear reference point when viewed along the reference axis, and determines success or failure of a condition in which the allowable range of the phase angle allowable error is included in the allowable range of the allowable torque variation rate.07-19-2012
20120185217DENTAL ANALYSIS METHOD AND SYSTEM - A dental analysis system and method for designing the dentition of a patient, comprising the steps of: providing a visual representation of the dentition, inputting a value representative of the number of teeth on a side of the dentition, inputting at least two quantities taken from a group consisting of a ratio, an inter-teeth distance and a central incisor width, computing the position of the teeth within the dentition by applying a mathematical function to the value representative of the number of teeth on a side of the dentition and at least two quantities and juxtaposing positioning lines over the visual representation of the dentition, the positioning lines indicating the position of the teeth as computed.07-19-2012
20120185216Minimizing the Maximum Required Link Capacity for Three-Dimensional Interconnect Routing - A mechanism is provided for determining connectivity while minimizing wiring in an electronic system. The mechanism identifies a configuration of the electronic system, a location of each module in a plurality of modules within the electronic system and at least one constraint with regard to wiring the electronic system, the location of each module being identified using three-dimensional coordinates. The mechanism routes a separate cable from each module in the plurality of modules to each of the other modules in the plurality of modules without violating any constraints, thereby forming a plurality of cables. The mechanism then generates a cabling list indicating how each cable in the plurality of cables is to be routed in the electronic system in order to not violate any constraints and provide connectivity while minimizing wiring.07-19-2012
20090125281SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SIZE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SIZE-DETERMINING SYSTEM - The invention concerns a size-determining system and method of size grading type, used in particular to determine sizes, and a method to produce said system for a product to be worn on parts of the body, notably in the area of items for sub-aquatic vision.05-14-2009
20090125280Methods for geomechanical fracture modeling - The present invention relates generally to methods for designing and optimizing the number, placement, and size of fractures in a subterranean formation and more particularly to methods that account for stress interference from other fractures when designing and optimizing the number, placement, and size of fractures in the subterranean formation. The present invention optimizes the number, placement and size of fractures in a subterranean formation. The present invention determines one or more geomechanical stresses induced by each fracture based on the dimensions and location of each fracture, including surface deformations caused by each fracture. The present invention determines a maximum number of fractures and a predicted stress field based on the geomechanical stresses induced by each of the fractures.05-14-2009
20100094599DESIGN SUPPORT DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A design support device used to design a part in string or belt form, including: a part editing unit configured to edit a part by changing a position of a pass point through which the part passes; and a section comparison unit configured to compare a section having a plurality of consecutive pass points before the edition by the part editing unit with the sections after the edition by the part editing unit, and extracting the section in which relative positions or relative passing directions are different between two pass points in the sections.04-15-2010
20120166146SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING REALISTIC IMMERSIVE TRAINING ENVIRONMENTS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR FACILITATING THE CREATION OF SAME - Systems and methods for creating an immersive training environment for urban operations training that simulates a mission site and related computer program products are provided. Data specific to a mission site to be simulated can be provided. The data can be analyzed to create an accurate depiction of the mission site to be simulated. Visual imagery of one or more structures of the mission site can be generated based on the analysis of the data. One or more structures that have the visual imagery of the mission site to be simulated can be created. Further, the one or more structures can be positioned to provide a physical simulation of the mission site based on the analysis of the data.06-28-2012
20090254315RESIDENTIAL DRY SPRINKLER FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM - Systems and methods for residential fire protection systems in a residential dwelling unit are shown and described. The residential dwelling unit has a plurality of compartments as defined in the 2002 National Fire Protection Association Standards 13, 13D, and 13R. The methods and systems can be achieved by: determining a minimum quantity and location of residential fire sprinklers required to determine a hydraulic demand calculation of the residential fire sprinklers of a piping network filled with water and arranged to protect the plurality of compartments; and specifying the minimum quantity and location of residential fire sprinklers in a piping network filled with a gas. Various aspects of the invention are also shown and described.10-08-2009
20100070242METHOD FOR THE COMPUTER-ASSISTED DESIGN OF A MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY - The invention relates to a method for the computer-assisted design of a mechanical assembly, that comprises at least: a step of graphic three-dimensional modeling of the mechanical assembly that can be piloted by several elementary solids (SE) that can be parametered at least geometrically by the user independently from each other, each elementary solid comprising a geometric structure that can be at least geometrically parametered by the user and representing a portion of a part or a recess of a portion of a part, a part being a structure in which all the structures are immobile relative to each other, the parametered geometric structures of the elementary solids being generic for several different mechanical assemblies and having the same function, wherein the parametering of said structures can be different from mechanical assembly to the other, while the elementary solids on one hand and the graphic modeling on the other hand are stored in distinct files so that said graphic modeling can still be piloted by said elementary solids and so that the re-use of said generic geometric structures is made easier for the user.03-18-2010
20130046512System and Methods Facilitating Interfacing with a Structure Design and Development Process - A computer-implemented system for designing a structure based on an initial depiction is disclosed. The system includes a design engine that receives the depiction and various other inputs and produces a structure design therefrom. The depiction is analyzed to determine a representation, and cells instantiated to populate the representation. Cells are configured to be assembled together with other cells to form the structure design, including systems of the design. An initial proposed design may be iteratively improved using one or more measures of the proposed structure design's goodness, such as conformance to the depiction's shape, style, volume, etc. Creation of the depiction may be in the context of the building site, from which additional information may be derived in the process of creating a proposed structure design.02-21-2013
20130046511METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SIMPLIFYING A REPRESENTATIVE OF A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN MODEL - A method for simplifying a representation of a computer-aided design model may include determining cavities within a three-dimensional computer-aided drawing model and closing the cavities with a closing feature where the closing feature is disposed at a pre-defined depth below the cavity opening. Determining cavities may include calculating the number of cavities within the model. Calculating the number of cavities within the model may include checking the number of internal loops present on the model. The method may further include generating a surface extract including an outer skin of the model, closing the outer skin, and filling the skin to create a filled solid body. The method may still further include generating a set of two-dimensional views of the model, each two-dimensional view from a respective viewpoint, where the set of viewpoints encircles the three-dimensional model.02-21-2013
20090043543METHOD OF DESIGNING FOLD LINES IN SHEET MATERIAL - A method of designing fold lines in sheet material includes the steps defining the desired fold line in a parent plane on a drawing system, and populating the fold line with a fold geometry including a series of cut zones that define a series of connected zones configured and positioned relative to the fold line whereby upon folding the material along the fold line produces edge-to-face engagement of the material on opposite sides of the cut zones. Alternatively, the method may include the steps storing a plurality of cut zone configurations and connected zone configurations having differing dimensions and/or shapes, defining a desired fold line in a parent plane on a drawing system, selecting a preferred cut zone and/or a preferred connected zone which have a desired shape and scale, locating a preferred fold geometry along the fold line, the preferred fold geometry including the selected cut zone and the selected connected zone, and relocating, resealing and/or reshaping the preferred fold geometry to displace, add and/or subtract at least one of the connected zones, whereby upon folding the material along the fold line produces edge-to-face engagement of the material on opposite sides of the cut zones. A computer program product and a system configured for implementing the method of designing fold lines in sheet material is also disclosed.02-12-2009
20130132041SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 3-D MASSING OF A BUILDING ENVELOPE - A system and method processes data and implements geographic based queries to allow users to visualize 3-D representations or massings of a building considering various zoning parameters for a real estate parcel. The user can choose to output the resulting information in digital and/or print format and perform 3-D massing for any lot or combination of lots on a city block. Using stored and/or input data, the system calculates the viability of the property as a real estate development investment by calculating a discounted cash flow (DCF) and/or an internal rate of return (IRR) and/or other investment metric values.05-23-2013
20090125283Method and apparatus for automatically determining compliance with building regulations - A protocol and software program are provided to create tagged representations of model building construction codes that have a tagging schema that reflects the logic and requirements of the codes from the text of the codes. The protocol and software can also be used to create “smart” versions of Federal, state, and locally adopted versions of the those codes, as well as reference standards and any other rules or regulations. The SMARTcodes™ and embedded schema and tags are usable by model checking software (MCS) as a limiting set of constraints when the MCS reads a building information model (BIM) that contains information about a building to check the building against the SMARTcodes™ and automatically assess code compliance for the building. In addition, the SMARTcodes™ may accessed manually by users through web-based interfaces to provide output that is useful for a variety of purposes.05-14-2009
20080262799Welding Deformation Computing Method, Welding Deformation Computing Device, and Computer Program Product - A region for which nonlinear analysis should be carried out is extracted and welding deformation of only the extracted region is computed by nonlinear analysis. Specifically, the displacement and reaction force at the limit surface are computed by linear analysis of the object to be welded, the reaction force at the limit surface is computed by nonlinear analysis of the region for which nonlinear analysis is necessary, an amount of correction of the displacement at the limit surface is computed and the above processing is repeated when it is judged that a difference between the two reaction forces is larger than a predetermined value, and welding deformation of the object to be welded is computed based on the computed displacement if it is judged that the difference between the reaction forces is smaller than the predetermined value.10-23-2008
20090326875DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING/DISPLAYING DIFFERENT DESIGN SHAPE HAVING SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS - A system displays an area which a desired objection function value of a plurality of objective functions as a possible area in objective space corresponding to the objective function on the basis of each of the plurality of objective function value sets calculated for a plurality of design parameter sample sets; calculates a design parameter set in design space corresponding to the neighborhood area of a position in the objective space based on the position specification in relation to position specification by a user in the possible area of the objective space; and calculates and displays a representative design shape corresponding to the calculated design parameter set.12-31-2009
20090312989Method of designing an airfoil assembly - A method of analyzing a finite element model of an airfoil assembly. The airfoil assembly comprises a main airfoil element and a plurality of control surfaces. The method comprises: generating a loads interface model of the airfoil assembly comprising: data which defines the spatial positions of a set of nodes, and data which associates each node with either the main element or one of the control surfaces. Load data is generated which defines loads acting on the nodes of the loads interface model, and mapped onto a finite element model to produce a loaded finite element model. A stress analysis is then performed on the loaded finite element model, and the finite element model can be refined as a result of the stress analysis.12-17-2009
20090306941Structure Model description and use for scatterometry-based semiconductor manufacturing process metrology - A method includes accessing a structure model defining a cross-sectional profile of a structure on a sample. The cross-sectional profile is at least partially defined using a set of blocks. Each of the blocks includes a number of vertices. One or more of the vertices are expressed using one or more algebraic relationships between a number of parameters corresponding to the structure. Information is evaluated from the structure model to produce expected metrology data for a scatterometry-based optical metrology. The expected metrology data is suitable for use for determining one or more of the number of parameters corresponding to the structure. Apparatus are also disclosed.12-10-2009
20090306942System and Method(s) of Mine Planning, Design and Processing - The present invention relates to the field of extracting resource(s) from a particular location. In particular, the present invention relates to the planning, design and processing related to a mine location in a manner based on enhancing the extraction of material considered of value, relative to the effort and/or time in extracting that material. The present application discloses, amongst other things, a method of and apparatus for determining slope constraints, determining a cluster of material, determining characteristics of a selected portion of material, analysing a selected volume of material, propagating clusters, forming clusters, mine design, aggregation of blocks into collections or clusters, splitting of waste and ore in clumps, determining a selected group of blocks to be mined, clump ordering and identifying clusters for pushback design.12-10-2009
20090306940Method for Planning Sheet Pile Wall Sections - A method is provided for planning sheet pile wall sections via a user-oriented network—in particular, the Internet—in which at least technical characteristics of a suitable component for the layout of a sheet pile wall section and/or the layout of a sheet pile wall section itself are determined for the user by a computer system. The method comprises the steps of: (a) entering at least two constructional parameters of the sheet pile wall section, via the user-oriented network, into the computer system, within which various data of components for the layout of a sheet pile wall section, data of layouts for sheet pile wall sections, and technical characteristics of the components and the layouts are stored in a database of the computer system; (b) determining at least one suitable component and/or at least one suitable layout, via the computer system, on the basis of the entered construction parameters and the technical characteristics stored in the database; and (c) providing the user with the data of the component and/or layout determined in step (b)12-10-2009
20090306939Dental analysis method and system - A dental analysis system and method for designing the dentition of a patient, comprising the steps of: providing a visual representation of the dentition, inputting a value representative of the number of teeth on a side of the dentition, inputting at least two quantities taken from a group consisting of a ratio, an inter-teeth distance and a central incisor width, computing the position of the teeth within the dentition by applying a mathematical function to the value representative of the number of teeth on a side of the dentition and the at least two quantities and juxtaposing positioning lines over the visual representation of the dentition, the positioning lines indicating the position of the teeth as computed.12-10-2009
20090119075METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED CUSTOM DESIGN OF A STORAGE ASSEMBLY - A custom storage assembly design module automates design of a storage assembly by automatically generating a recommended layout based on a user defined storage location. The design module, which can be communicatively coupled to a remote communications device including a monitor, provides custom design options in view of the recommended layout for the storage assembly, and monitors the selection of custom design options to avoid violation of allowance rules for the defined storage location. The design module displays the storage assembly with currently selected custom design options and also associated pricing information throughout the design process.05-07-2009
20120191423METHOD FOR LOCAL REFINEMENT OF GEOMETRIC OR PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION - The invention provides a method for spatially refining a computer generated l-dimensional (l>0) model in a computing environment, the l-dimensional model representing physical or geometrical properties, and where the l-dimensional model is represented by tensor product B-splines basis functions and l-dimensional coefficients, where the l-dimensional coefficients are in real or projective space, and the tensor product B-splines basis functions are spanning an r-variate spline space (r>0) having a parameter domain, the method comprising: a) inserting at least one axis parallel hyper rectangle degenerate in one dimension in said parameter domain, providing a splitting of a support of at least one of said tensor product B-spline basis functions; b) computing refined tensor product B-spline basis functions by subdivision on said at least one tensor product B-splines basis functions whose support is split, using at least one knot value of the at least one axis parallel hyper rectangle; and c) computing the resulting refined l-dimensional representation based on said refined tensor product B-spline basis functions.07-26-2012
20120191422SHAPE OPTIMIZATION METHOD - A shape optimization method of a plate-like member which has a concavo-convex shape and includes: identifying a bend stress point where a bend stress is higher in a mode where a specific load is applied to the plate-like member; identifying a bend axis from a distribution of stress vectors around the bend stress point; identifying, in an orthogonal surface to the bend axis, a pair of membrane stress points where a ratio of a membrane stress to a sum of the bend stress and the membrane stress is higher; calculating an offset variable which is a distance between a line segment connecting the pair of the membrane stress points and the bend stress point; and identifying a shape of the plate-like member so as to minimize the offset variable.07-26-2012
20120191421Oral Template for Integrated CT and Optical Images for Dental Implant Drilling Templates and Orthodontic Aligners - A method for producing a virtual model of a patient includes placing a radiographic template in contact with a first surface of the patient. The radiographic template includes a plurality of radio-opaque markers and a shape of known dimensions. A negative impression of the first surface is formed by the radiographic template. A first CT scan of the radiographic template and said first surface is performed. The radiographic template is removed from the first surface. A second CT scan of the radiographic template apart from the first surface is performed. The first CT scan and said second CT scan are merged to produce an artifact-corrected image. An optical scan of the radiographic template including the negative impression is performed. The artifact-corrected image and the optical scan are merged based on the shape of known dimensions to produce a virtual model of said patient.07-26-2012
20120191420Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools - Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.07-26-2012
20130073265METHOD IN THE MAKING OF A DENTAL RESTORATION - One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a method used in the making of a dental restoration, which comprises the steps of determining a tooth flat at a patient's tooth, and evaluating the tooth flat to provide a geometric characteristic data of the first tooth flat. The characteristic data are used to provide a computer model of a jaw motion under occlusal contact between teeth in the patient's upper and lower jaws. In one embodiment, the method helps facilitating the preparation of dental restorations.03-21-2013
20130073264DESIGN SUPPORT APPARATUS, DESIGN SUPPORT METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING DESIGN SUPPORT PROGRAM - A design support apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine, using a line segment serving as a reference, start and end points of which are each defined by a relative position to a predetermined shape appearing in a cross-section of a design object for which clearance measurement is performed, a line segment satisfying a predetermined condition in relation to the line segment serving as the reference, out of line segments appearing in a cross-sectional view created based on shape data of the object, as a first line segment including a start point of a spot for clearance measurement, and an identification unit configured to identify, using a vector specifying a direction of clearance measurement, a clearance between the first line segment determined by the determination unit and a second line segment existing in a direction of the vector from the first line segment, as a measurement spot.03-21-2013
20130124152APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXPRESSING CHEMICAL COMPOUND WITH LINE NOTATION FOR DISTINGUISHING ISOMERS, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR COMPOUND USING THE SAME - Expressing a line notation for distinguishing isomers for searching a compound includes, inter alia, input unit, an atom analysis unit, an atom alignment unit, and a string production unit. An input unit receives an input file regarding three-dimensional coordinate information of each target compound atom. An atom analysis unit analyzes bond relations between the atoms based on the three-dimensional coordinate information. Bond relations corresponding to isomers are defined separately. An atom alignment unit sequentially aligns the atoms based on the preset bond relations priority, producing an array of atoms. A string production unit produces a one-dimensional string corresponding to the target compound using predefined layers to express bond relations between the atoms and the array of atoms. Stereoisomers of compounds having peptide bonds, consecutive double bonds or metals can be more distinctly distinguished, and the double bonds of the compound can be expressed using four kinds of notation.05-16-2013
20130060532METHOD OF COMPOSING AND DESIGNING A SET OF TEETH - Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of designing a number of dental restorations for a patient, wherein the method includes:—selecting a composed set of teeth including a number of teeth, where the number of teeth are arranged spatially relative to each other forming a high aesthetic composition;—applying the composed set of teeth to a virtual three dimensional representation of the patient's present oral situation to obtain an initial set of teeth;—optionally modifying one or more parameters of one or more of the teeth in the initial set of teeth to obtain a finalized set of teeth.03-07-2013
20110015902Twelve-Cornered Strengthening Member - A method for optimizing a twelve-cornered strengthening member comprises: modeling a vehicle assembly including a strengthening member having a twelve-cornered cross section; parameterizing a geometry of the strengthening member with a plurality of control parameters; defining a design of experiment using the plurality of control parameters; modeling a vehicle using the vehicle assembly; simulating a frontal impact event with the vehicle; generating a response surface based on the frontal impact event; and determining a set of optimized control parameters for the strengthening member based on the response surface.01-20-2011
20110015901Method for Representing the Surface of an Object - In an improved method for the representation of the surface of an object, the actual 3D data (01-20-2011
20110015900METHOD OF ROUTING THE PHYSICAL LINKS OF AN AVIONICS PLATFORM - The invention relates to a method of routing the physical links of a avionics platform inside an aircraft. A physical link connects a plurality (N) of equipment units and is composed of one or more branches, where each branch of said link connects a sender equipment unit to a receiver equipment unit. The proposed method makes it possible to minimize the total cabling length of the platform and, where applicable, to choose among various positions of the equipment units inside the aircraft and/or various routing graphs.01-20-2011
20130060529COOLING CIRCUIT DESIGN - Methods for computer-aided design and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a CAD model including a plurality of intersecting fluid channels, and determining a fluid inlet for the fluid channels. The method includes displaying possible fluid flow directions at an intersection of fluid channels. The method includes automatically adding a cooling fitting to at least one of the fluid channels of the CAD model in response to a user selection of one of the possible fluid flow directions.03-07-2013
20130060535DATA MODEL FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF A COMPONENT TO BE MANUFACTURED BY USING A LAYERED CONSTRUCTION METHOD - A data model describes a component to be produced by way of a layer building process. In order to avoid distortion of the component, a partitioning of the component into three-dimensional volume regions is proposed, the regions encompassing more than one build layer and the external surfaces thereof extending by preference obliquely to the build direction, with the result that superimposed adjacent layers of the 3D volume region exhibit different cross-sectional areas.03-07-2013
20130060534SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VALIDATING AND CUSTOMIZING OLIGONUCLEOTIDES SEQUENCES - A system and method is provided to customize and validate an oligonucleotide plate and/or tube design. A graphical user interface enables a user to submit oligo design data in a series of steps. One or more rules are used to validate the oligo plate design data as it is submitted. The graphical user interface also enables the user to modify oligonucleotide design data to correct errors and/or to obtain a valid oligonucleotide plate design.03-07-2013
20130060533INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus for generating a thermal analysis model including a plurality of component models representing components includes an input unit configured to input component data representing the component models, an extraction unit configured to, based on the component data, extract a contact surface on which the plurality of components fastened with each other with a fastener component are in contact with each other, and an allocation unit configured to, based on the component data, allocate different thermal resistance values to a region pressed with the fastener component and a region other than the pressed region, of the extracted contact surface.03-07-2013
20130060531DYNAMIC TAGGING TO CREATE LOGICAL MODELS AND OPTIMIZE CACHING IN ENERGYMANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - A system, computer-implemented method, and a computer program product are provided for dynamic tagging to create logical models and optimize caching in energy management systems. A set of variables is aggregated for a first facility in response to first selections via the user interface. A set of variables for a second facility is aggregated in response to second selections via the user interface. The number of the set of variables for the first facility differs from the number of the set of variables for the second facility. The aggregation for the first facility is output as part of a first facility model via the user interface. The aggregation for the first facility is identified by a tag. The aggregation for the second facility is output as part of a second facility model via the user interface. The aggregation for the second facility is identified by the tag.03-07-2013
20130060530TOLERANT INTERSECTIONS IN GRAPHICAL MODELS - Methods for analysis and classification of tolerant intersections, and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving an object model having a plurality of elements, the elements corresponding to a plurality of points. The method includes receiving a selection of a first element and a second element of the plurality of elements and receiving a tolerance. The method includes analyzing an intersection between the first element and the second element based on the tolerance. The method includes classifying the intersection between the first element and the second element based on the analysis and storing the classification.03-07-2013
20090299702Systems and Methods of Limiting Contact Penetration in Numerical Simulation of Non-linear Structure Response - Systems and methods of limiting contact penetration in numerical simulation of non-linear structure response using implicit finite element analysis are described. According to one aspect, a finite element analysis (FEA) model of a structure is defined as a number of nodes and elements based on geometry and material properties of the structure. A time-marching analysis of the FEA model is then performed. The time-marching analysis results contain a number of solutions of non-linear structure response at respective time steps. Solution at each time step requires at least one iteration to compute. Non-linear structure response is determined in the following manner: 1) determining a search direction; 2) calculating a contact penetration parameter in the search direction; and 3) finding a minimum energy imbalance location along the search direction as a solution which is further restricted by the CPP such that contact penetration of the structure is substantially limited.12-03-2009
20090271156APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ANALYSIS MODEL - A shape of an analysis target is partitioned into partitioned shapes using CAD information data for the analysis target, and adjacent-relationship information indicating an adjacent relationship between the partitioned shapes is generated. Then, a modeling type to be performed on each of the partitioned shapes is set. Then, a mid-surface for a partitioned shape in which a shell is set as the modeling type is extracted. Then, the adjacent-relationship information is referred to, and two or more mid-surfaces extracted from adjacent partitioned shapes are integrated into a combined mid-surface. Then, a shell mesh for the combined mid-surface and a solid mesh for a partitioned shape in which a solid is set as the modeling type are created. The adjacent-relationship information is referred to, and constraint elements that link a shell mesh and a solid mesh that are adjacent to each other are inserted.10-29-2009
20090271155METHOD FOR MODELING BIOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF AN EYE - Systems and methods are provided for predicting the results of a therapeutic intervention to an eye. An imaging system is configured to provide image data representing at least a portion of the eye of the patient. An input device is configured to permit a user to design a proposed therapeutic intervention for the eye of the patient. A finite element modeling component is configured to generate a finite element model representing the condition of the eye of the patient after the proposed therapeutic intervention according to the image data, the proposed therapeutic intervention, and at least one biomechanical property of tissue comprising the eye. The generated model is constructed as to have no a priori restraints on the motion of the corneal limbus. A display is configured to display the generated model to the user.10-29-2009
20120226480Design of Filter Modules for Aperture-coded, Multiplexed Imaging Systems - A method for designing the spatial partition of a filter module used in an aperture-multiplexed imaging system. The filter module is spatially partitioned into filter cells, and the spatial partition is designed by considering data captured at the sensor in light of an application-specific performance metric.09-06-2012
20120226479Method of Generating RC Technology File - A method of generating resistance-capacitance (RC) technology files is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a plurality of metal schemes from an IC foundry and dividing the plurality of metal schemes into one or more modular RC groups. The method further comprises identifying a modular RC structure; calculating capacitance values of the modular RC structure by means of a field solver; calculating an equivalent dielectric constant and an equivalent height of the RC structure based upon a variety of interconnect layers not having interconnects; calculating an equivalent dielectric constant and an equivalent height for each of the plurality of metal schemes; and deriving capacitance values of each of the plurality of metal schemes from the capacitance values of the modular RC structure.09-06-2012
20090030657SURFACE TESSELATION OF SHAPE MODELS - The invention relates to a method (01-29-2009
20090030656METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPENSATING FOR MISALIGNMENT OF A TARGET PIECE OF MATERIAL TO WHICH A DESIGN IS TO BE APPLIED - A method and system for compensating for misalignment of a piece of target material to which a design is to be applied is described. One embodiment receives first and second sets of coordinates corresponding to the location, respectively, of first and second reference points on the target piece of material; modifies, based on the received first and second sets of coordinates, design data that specifies a predetermined position and orientation of the design on the target piece of material with respect to the first and second reference points to produce modified design data, the modified design data compensating for at least one of translational and rotational misalignment of the target piece of material with respect to a design-application mechanism; and applies the design to the target piece of material in accordance with the modified design data.01-29-2009
20130066601PRODUCT ATTRIBUTE VISUALIZER - An embodiment according to the invention provides a means by which attributes of a complex product including multiple parts may be visualized rapidly across multiple aspects of the product, thereby permitting rapid improvement of the design process and realizing business efficiencies. An embodiment according to the invention provides such features in a lightweight format that supplements existing visualization tools, which may have received design data from heavier Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems.03-14-2013
20130066600METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL-TIME LINE RATING OF A TRANSMISSION LINE - A method of real-time line rating of a transmission line includes receiving, by a processor, real time transmission line conductor measurements of a transmission line having a plurality of conductor line segments from at least one real time line monitoring device. The processor generates a prediction model for at least one of the plurality of conductor line segments. Parameters of the at least one conductor line segment are predicted by the processor using the received transmission line conductor measurements and the prediction model and conductor locations of the at least one conductor line segment are simulated within a transmission line model based on the predicted parameters. The processor compares the conductor locations to one or more objects within the transmission line model determines conductor clearance distances between the simulated conductor locations and the one or more objects within the transmission line model.03-14-2013
20130066599Apparatus, Method and Program for Designing Seating Arrangement - A seating arrangement designing apparatus includes: a seating arrangement condition table that stores an attribute score indicating intensity of an attribute different for each position regarding a seating arrangement condition, in a data structure of contour lines; a staff condition table that stores tolerance in terms of the attribute of each of staff members; a point calculation unit that calculates a tolerance point indicating a degree of suitability of a certain seat arranged for any of the staff members, based on the attribute score and the tolerance, in a case of planning the seat to be arranged for the staff member; and a seating arrangement determination unit that determines seating arrangement, such that a total sum of the tolerance points for all the staff members satisfies a predetermined condition.03-14-2013
20130066597Methods and Apparatus for Calculating Electromagnetic Scattering Properties of a Structure And for Reconstruction of Approximate Structures - Algorithm for reconstructing grating profile in a metrology application is disclosed to numerically solve a volume integral equation for a current density. It employs implicit construction of a vector field that is related to electric field and a current density by a selection of continuous components of vector field being continuous at one or more material boundaries, so as to determine an approximate solution of a current density. The vector field is represented by a finite Fourier series with respect to at least one direction, x, y. Numerically solving volume integral equation comprises determining a component of a current density by convolution of the vector field with a convolution operator, which comprises material and geometric properties of structure in the x, y directions. The current density is represented by a finite Fourier series with respect to x, y directions. Continuous components are extracted using convolution operators acting on electric field and current density.03-14-2013
20130066596REFLECTIVE AND REFRACTIVE SURFACES CONFIGURED TO PROJECT DESIRED CAUSTIC PATTERN - Techniques are described for designing and manufacturing a surface that produces a desired image when illuminated by a light source. As described, the desired image may be decomposed into a collection of Gaussian kernels (referred to as Gaussians). A shape of a micropatch lens corresponding to each Gaussian may be determined, and the resulting micropatch lenses may be assembled to form a highly continuous surface that will cast an approximation of the desired image formed form the sum of a plurality of Gaussian caustics. The disclosed techniques may be used to create a design for a light-redirecting surface amenable to milling (or other manufacturing process).03-14-2013
20130066603GOLF BALL AND MECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SAME - The accuracy or computation speed of mechanical analysis of a golf ball using the finite element method is increased. In the mechanical analysis, a model representing the golf ball is prepared on a computer, and computation is made by the finite element method using elements and nodes. At this time, the elements are made solid elements of hexahedron, the aspect ratio of the shape of each element is set so as to be not lower than 1.0 and not substantially higher than 6.5, and nodes are provided on the sides and at the vertexes of the hexahedron of element.03-14-2013
20130066602METHOD FOR CONFIGURATION AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF A VEHICLE CABIN, IN PARTICULAR OF AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a method for the automatic configuration and/or equipment of a vehicle cabin (03-14-2013
20110022362ENERGY USAGE ANALYSIS IN SERVO DRIVE SYSTEMS - Systems and methods analyze energy consumption of a servo motor driven system during a conceptual design phase thereof. By breaking up loss of the servo motor driven system to its loss constituents, a designer tool is provided, which readily informs a user regarding losses that are created from a particular design.01-27-2011
20120197602METHOD FOR THE DESIGNING OF TOOLS - The invention concerns a method for the creation of addendums (08-02-2012
20120116728CLICK TO ACCEPT AS BUILT MODELING - A method, system, apparatus, and computer program product provide the ability to augment an as-built model. A CAD drawing of a project as well as a digital representation of a physical implementation of the project are obtained. A relationship that maps the digital representation to the CAD drawing is defined/established. A component of the digital representation is identified based on the relationship (e.g., and a database/catalog). Information about the identified component is transmitted to and displayed on a computer (e.g., a mobile device).05-10-2012
20120116727SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THREE DIMENSIONAL FUNCTIONAL SPACE RESERVATION SYSTEMS OF A VEHICLE USING DELTA STORAGE - A system and method for generating three dimensional functional space reservation systems of a vehicle from a conceptual space reservation is disclosed. In one embodiment, in a method for generating three dimensional functional space reservation systems, functional, connectivity and geometrical information associated with two conceptual space reservation versions of the vehicle is collected from design databases. The two conceptual space reservation versions include current and previous conceptual space reservation versions. Then, mathematical models are created in organized binary form. Delta information detected from the two conceptual space reservation versions of the vehicle is outputted. Further, a set of rules and checks is applied in the mathematical model of the current conceptual space reservation version and standardized entities information is outputted. A set of functional attributes is also applied to standardized entities and the three dimensional functional space reservation systems including new part numbers for the design entities are generated.05-10-2012
20100121612Method for characterizing lenses - Methods are disclosed for characterizing an entire lens surface including anterior and posterior ‘hemispheres’ as well as the equatorial region as a single continuous mathematical representation by employing a summed serial function constituting incrementally higher orders of a base function and by utilizing a sufficiently high order of base function in the summation series to obtain the desired degree of accuracy of the representation.05-13-2010
20090012751METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR STRUCTURE ANALYSIS BY FINITE ELEMENT METHOD - In a structure analysis method by the finite element method, based on a characteristic that when a load is applied to a structure, an arbitrary point of the structure describes an ellipsoidal shape in accordance with a direction of the load, an equation of the ellipsoidal shape formed by the arbitrary point of the structure when being displaced is formulated based on a constraint condition, a load condition and a stiffness matrix for the structure; and a displacement of the arbitrary point when an arbitrary load is applied to the structure is obtained based on the formulated equation of the ellipsoidal shape.01-08-2009
20090012750CHASSIS SURFACE TEMPERATURE ESTIMATE APPARATUS, METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A chassis surface temperature estimate apparatus capable of quickly and easily estimating a chassis surface temperature without obtaining a parameter for each component through actual measurement for thermal design is provided. A thermal analysis execution section (01-08-2009
20090012749Fabric Modelling - A method of modelling fabric properties and behaviour first involves generating (01-08-2009
20100088069Method of Designing a Joint of Adjacent Components to Minimize a Perceived Gap and Algorithm for a Computer-Aided Modeling System - A method of designing adjacent components is provided that results in a minimum “perceived gap” between the components, i.e., a minimum total distance between a change in curvature of the first component at the gap and a change in curvature of the second component at the gap.04-08-2010
20100088070FILE-CONVERTING METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF - A file-converting method is disclosed. The file-converting method includes the following steps. Obtain an architecture file from Mechanical Computer-aided Design (MCAD) software. Analyze the architecture file to obtain at least an architecture element, which is not compatible with Electrical Computer-aided Design (ECAD) software, according to a converting database. Replace the architecture element in the architecture file with a symbol element, which is compatible with the ECAD software, to generate a layout file.04-08-2010
20130166253Systems and Methods of Designing Airbag - Systems and methods for numerically creating corresponding 2-D mesh models for a plurality of airbag fabric panels from a 3-D computerized model of a fully-inflated airbag are disclosed. 3-D computerized model comprises a plurality of nodes and a plurality of shell finite elements. Each shell element is categorized as to which one of a plurality of fabric panels that form the airbag it belongs. Each fabric panel occupies a continuous surface area of the airbag. Shell finite elements of a particular fabric panel are unfolded to a 2-D mesh one fabric panel at a time. The total surface area of a particular fabric panel is compared with the total area of the corresponding 2-D model. Adjust the 2-D mesh model until the areas are within a predetermined tolerance. The final “total-area-matched” 2-D mesh model is further orientated to a fabric material coordinate system of warp and weft for determining manufacturability.06-27-2013
20130166254SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRE-OPERATIVELY DETERMINING DESIRED ALIGNMENT OF A KNEE JOINT - A joint alignment method comprises using imaging data of at least a portion of a leg to create a leg model, wherein the leg model includes a femur having medial and lateral condyles and a tibia having tibial plateaus that are configured to engage the medial and lateral condyles at a knee joint, displaying an image of the leg model for manipulation by a user, locating a pivot point within one of the medial or lateral condyles, and rotating, in the displayed image, the tibia with respect to the femur, about the pivot point, to obtain a desired knee joint articulation in a specified plane.06-27-2013
20130166255COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING FEATURE ELEMENTS OF PRODUCT FROM DESIGN DRAWING - In a method for extracting a feature element of a product from a design drawing of the product, a point and a curved surface related to the feature element are selected from the design drawing. The method calculates a minimum distance between the selected point and an outline of the selected curved surface, and identifies whether the selected curved surface or the outline is the feature element by comparing the minimum distance with a first preset value. The method further determines a measuring type of the feature element according to a point cloud of the feature element, and extracts sample points composed of the feature element according to the measuring type and attribute data of the feature element. The sample points are output on a display screen of the computing device.06-27-2013
20080294393Near Surface Layer Modeling - A method for generating a three dimensional (3D) model of a near surface layer. In one implementation, the method may include generating a one dimensional (1D) geologic model of the near surface layer, converting the 1D geologic model to a two dimensional (2D) geologic model of the near surface layer, converting the 2D geologic model to a 3D geologic model of the near surface layer, and converting the 3D geologic model to a 3D elastic geologic model of the near surface layer.11-27-2008
20080294392COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN APPARATUS - A computer-aided design apparatus generates a tree structure of coordinate systems defining the topology of a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. The coordinate systems are positioned and orientated in accordance with mathematical functions. The mathematical function positioning child coordinate systems has the identity of the parent coordinate systems as a variable so that the positions of the child coordinate systems relative to their parent coordinate systems vary in accordance with the identity of the parent coordinate systems. Data defining the coordinate systems and connections therebetween is stored in a graph. Bases having a defined relationship are identified and three-dimensional content objects are added thereto. The content objects are added using the same mathematical function to generate a three-dimensional content object in each of a plurality of coordinate systems. The mathematical function for generating the content objects has the identity of the coordinate systems as a variable thereof to generate the content object in each coordinate system with a different shape.11-27-2008
20080294391COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN APPARATUS - A computer-aided design apparatus generates a tree structure of coordinate systems defining the topology of a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. The coordinate systems are positioned and orientated in accordance with mathematical functions. The mathematical function positioning child coordinate systems has the identity of the parent coordinate systems as a variable so that the positions of the child coordinate systems relative to their parent coordinate systems vary in accordance with the identity of the parent coordinate systems. Data defining the coordinate systems and connections therebetween is stored in a graph. Bases having a defined relationship are identified and three-dimensional content objects are added thereto. The content objects are added using the same mathematical function to generate a three-dimensional content object in each of a plurality of coordinate systems. The mathematical function for generating the content objects has the identity of the coordinate systems as a variable thereof to generate the content object in each coordinate system with a different shape.11-27-2008
20080294390COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN APPARATUS - A computer-aided design apparatus generates a tree structure of coordinate systems defining the topology of a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. The coordinate systems are positioned and orientated in accordance with mathematical functions. The mathematical function positioning child coordinate systems has the identity of the parent coordinate systems as a variable so that the positions of the child coordinate systems relative to their parent coordinate systems vary in accordance with the identity of the parent coordinate systems. Data defining the coordinate systems and connections therebetween is stored in a graph. Bases having a defined relationship are identified and three-dimensional content objects are added thereto. The content objects are added using the same mathematical function to generate a three-dimensional content object in each of a plurality of coordinate systems. The mathematical function for generating the content objects has the identity of the coordinate systems as a variable thereof to generate the content object in each coordinate system with a different shape.11-27-2008
20080294389COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN APPARATUS - A computer-aided design apparatus generates a tree structure of coordinate systems defining the topology of a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. The coordinate systems are positioned and orientated in accordance with mathematical functions. The mathematical function positioning child coordinate systems has the identity of the parent coordinate systems as a variable so that the positions of the child coordinate systems relative to their parent coordinate systems vary in accordance with the identity of the parent coordinate systems. Data defining the coordinate systems and connections therebetween is stored in a graph. Bases having a defined relationship are identified and three-dimensional content objects are added thereto. The content objects are added using the same mathematical function to generate a three-dimensional content object in each of a plurality of coordinate systems. The mathematical function for generating the content objects has the identity of the coordinate systems as a variable thereof to generate the content object in each coordinate system with a different shape.11-27-2008
20080294388SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEFINING PART INTERFACES - A system, method, and computer program for defining part interfaces, comprising selecting a part; accessing a rule view corresponding to said part; and setting a rule to a reference use; whereby said rule limits said part to said reference use for a plurality of other parts, and appropriate means and computer-readable instructions.11-27-2008
20080294387MARTINGALE CONTROL OF PRODUCTION FOR OPTIMAL PROFITABILITY OF OIL AND GAS FIELDS - A computer-aided lean management (CALM) controller system recommends actions and manages production in an oil and gas reservoir/field as its properties and conditions change with time. The reservoir/field is characterized and represented as an electronic-field (“e-field”). A plurality of system applications describe dynamic and static e-field properties and conditions. The application workflows are integrated and combined in a feedback loop between actions taken in the field and metrics that score the success or failure of those actions. A controller/optimizer operates on the combination of the application workflows to compute production strategies and actions. The controller/optimizer is configured to generate a best action sequence for production, which is economically “always-in-the-money.”11-27-2008
20120271595NOTCH RE-BLEND IN AN OBJECT MODEL - A method for a CAD system, a CAD system, and instructions for a CAD system. A method includes receiving an object model including a plurality of features. The method includes creating a blend as part of the object model, using at least one of the features, and removing the used features. The method includes creating a construction body corresponding to the object model, and storing the removed features in the construction body. The method includes performing a CAD operation on the object model using the features stored in the construction body.10-25-2012
20130166256SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DESIGNING AND GENERATING DEVICES USING ACCURACY MAPS AND STABILITY ANALYSIS - Systems and methods for designing and generating a device using accuracy maps and stability analysis are disclosed herein. In some aspects, the systems and methods described relate to an apparatus for designing a device. The apparatus includes a processor configured to generate a three-dimensional model of a physical object and determine whether the three-dimensional model satisfies an accuracy threshold based on an accuracy map. The processor is further configured generate a simulated representation of the device, determine whether the simulated representation of the device satisfies a stability threshold, simulate a fit of the device on the three-dimensional model if the simulated representation of the device satisfies the stability threshold, and determine whether the simulated fit of the device on the three-dimensional model is within a tolerance threshold. The processor is further configured to generate an approved design of the device if the simulated fit is within the tolerance threshold.06-27-2013
20080243443Method for the Construction of Vertical Power Transistors with Differing Powers by Combination of Pre-Defined Part Pieces - A method for designing a first vertical MOS power transistor having a specified design power level. The method comprises the steps of composing a layout of the vertical MOS power transistor as a combination of at least partly differing layout part pieces, each of the part pieces having known design data, the part pieces including at least one first layout part piece comprising a given number of single transistor cells, and adjusting the specified design power level of the first vertical MOS power transistor by using the known design data of the part pieces and based on the layout combination of the part pieces.10-02-2008
20110035192Method Of Determining Shape Of Artificial Cementless Hip Prosthesis Stem - To propose a custom-made stem having the shape which displays high Fit and Fill by reflecting a personal figure characteristic of the femur on the computer calculation. A model is made from the femur to take surgical treatment, which does not need much time to calculate in spite of the fact that it complies with the characteristic of shape of the femur, particularly with the personal difference in the curvature thereof, which usually complicates the calculation. The several models are made which can be implanted in a deep hollow by calculating in the reverse course that the stem is pulled out of the deep hollow, to show some reliable models of these to a surgeon. With figuring out the movement peculiar to the stem for of the patient, an improved stem is made in a short time which meets demands of the surgeon. The stem, which is custom-made, can be confirmed beforehand that it agrees with the femur of the patient.02-10-2011
20110035191METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CALCULATING QUALITY-VALUE OF IN-BUILDING MOBILE COMMUNICATION SERVICE - A method of calculating a quality-value of a mobile communication service is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes i) loading an engineering design of the building into a memory of a computing device having a graphic user interface (GUI), ii) applying an engineering factor which influences a quality of the mobile communication service on the engineering design when a communication device, configured to provide the mobile communication service, is set up in the building; and iii) calculating, with a processor of the computing device, the quality-value of the mobile communication service based on the applied engineering factor.02-10-2011
20080201112NETWORK DESIGN METHOD AND SYSTEM THEREFOR - A computer-implemented method is disclosed for creating a distributed antenna network for use in designing a generally wireless communications network. The method includes the placing and interconnecting, on a design screen canvas, of network components, selected from a components database stored in a computer system, with several signal source systems having different parameters. The method also generally includes the verification of the compatibility of the different interconnected components and signal sources and the notification of incompatibility if any. The method further generally includes the calculation, at each interconnection, of the uplink and the downlink link budgets for each signal source. The method also includes the displaying of graphical representations of the estimated propagation of the signals according to the parameters of each signal source. A computer system for supporting the method is also disclosed.08-21-2008
20120179430MULTI-MODAL MANIPULATION OF A GEOMETRIC MODEL - A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to create a geometric model in a computer-aided design (CAD) application. Direct graphical manipulation via user interaction is used to create the geometric model in the CAD application. The direct graphical manipulation is captured, without additional user input, as one or more lines of script code as if the user is writing the script code. The captured script code is integrated into an environment hosted by the CAD application. The script code is then displayed where it can be modified. The modification of the script code acts to modify the geometric model.07-12-2012
20110282633Component building system - A component building system that is cost effective and flexible enough to be adapted for single story to multi-stories building structures. The component system comprises of mostly standardized open rib wall panel components and floor panel components. The basic open rib wall panel component's design is comprised of a cementitious sheathing with a narrower back supporting frame attached to it to create cavities on the side of panel for concrete to form studs when the panels are assembled and concrete is pour in cavities.11-17-2011
20110282632Method of Computer-Aided Design of Edges Connecting Faces of a Modeled Object - The invention is directed method of computer-aided design of edges connecting faces of a modeled object, the method comprising a step of:—determining (S11-17-2011
20100268513RENDERING AND MODIFYING CAD DESIGN ENTITIES IN OBJECT-ORIENTED APPLICATIONS - An object-oriented design program provides is configured to instantly render in a three-dimensional interface user CAD designs received as CAD-based design elements (e.g., CAD blocks or lines). The object-oriented program renders the user CAD designs regardless of whether the user designs are practical, or use finishes or colors that are in-stock for the selected design elements. In addition, the object-oriented program can also create intelligent software objects for the CAD-based elements at a later time, upon request by the user. The intelligent software objects can be configured to automatically resolve themselves in view of one or more system limitations and rules in related components, and to replicate any such resolution back to the CAD-based blocks if desired. Thus, a user can have the benefits of instant 3D rendering of CAD drawings with or without the automatic resolution provided by intelligent software objects, depending on the situation.10-21-2010
20100268512Fusing Multi-Sensor Data To Provide Estimates Of Structures - In particular embodiments, analyzing data includes receiving sensor data generated in response to sensing one or more structures. The structural features of the sensor data are identified. Each structural feature is represented by one or more vectors. A score matrix that describes a plurality of distances among the vectors is generated. Vector pairs are formed from at least some of the vectors according to the distances of the score matrix. A layout of the structures is generated from the vector pairs.10-21-2010
20090094002COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING A PRESSURE-DOSED DRAIN FIELD - A computer-implemented system for designing a pressure-dosed drain field comprising: a screen that allows a user to specify length and diameter for pipes that comprise the forcemain and discharge assembly, specify the pumping liquid level and discharge elevation, select the number of laterals and enter a specified residual pressure, enter or select a coefficient to be used in calculating friction losses, and enter the diameter and length of each manifold segment; a minor loss screen that calculates minor losses based on fitting selections made by the user; a pump file; a tabulated results screen; a gauge screen; and system and pump curves. A computer-implemented method of using the above system to design a pressure-dosed drain field. The purpose of the system and method is to enable an engineer to design a pressure-dosed drain field that will meet regulatory requirements for the system flow differential.04-09-2009
20080270084Tire Design Method - An FEM model of an original shape of a block constituting a tread pattern is created, and FEM models of a plurality of base shapes which have the same number of nodes and the same element combination information as those of the original shape and which have different node coordinate values are created based on the original shape. A difference between a vector whose components are the coordinate values of a node of the original shape and a vector whose components are the coordinate values of a node of a base shape is defined as a basis vector. Such basis vectors are linearly combined to define a vector whose components are the coordinate values of each node of the optimization model. A weighting factor for the linear combination is set as a design variable, and a set of values of the design variables for optimizing the objective function are obtained based on an expression representing a relationship between the vector of the model for optimization and the basis vectors.10-30-2008
20100010782Systems and Methods of Selecting a CAE Analysis Solver with Appropriate Numerical Precision in Each of a Series of Hierarchically Related Engineering Simulations - Systems and methods of selecting a solver with appropriate numerical precision in each of a series of hierarchically related engineering simulations are described. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a series of hierarchically related engineering simulations comprises a sequence of finite element analyses for designing and analyzing a structural product. An input file describing the structural product and type of engineering simulation is received. Each different type of engineering simulations is checked to determine which solver with appropriate numerical precision (i.e., single or double precision) is used. A corresponding executable module (e.g., Finite Element Analysis software module) is then used for performing the analysis of that engineering simulation. The process repeats until all of the engineering simulations have been conducted in the entire sequence.01-14-2010
20090037148BIODEGRADABLE/BIORESORBABLE TISSUE AUGMENTATION/RECONSTRUCTION DEVICE - A method of manufacturing biodegradable/bioresorbable tissue augmentation/reconstruction devices by defining material density distributions at selected time points during a material degradation lifecycle. These different density distributions are then superposed using general linear and/or nonlinear functions that could include both time and degraded base stiffness weighting factors. The material density distribution may be created using topology optimization, image-based design or computed aided design methods to create a degradable device that retains sufficient physical properties (ie modulus, strength, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity) through the material degradation lifecycle process. Thus, any bulk degrading material can be designed using this process for any tissue augmentation/reconstruction application.02-05-2009
20110066404METHOD FOR CREATING A 3D ROCK REPRESENTATION USING PETROPHYSICAL DATA - The present invention enables the use of a global optimization method for performing joint-inversion of multiple petrophysical data sets, using forward models based on first principle of physics, to generate a 3D rock representation of a subsurface rock structure. The resulting 3D rock representation captures the internal structure, and honors the measured petrophysical properties, of the subsurface rock structure. The 3D rock representation can then be used to predict additional properties not considered in the inversion, to further characterize the subsurface rock structure.03-17-2011
20100305909Garment digitization system and method - A garment digitization system configured to determine physical attributes for any given garment including dimensional and spatial properties, mechanical attributes, optical attributes, and assembly information; a mechanism configured to take those properties and attributes and generating a digital three-dimensional model thereof; a mechanism to make such digital three-dimensional garment models available to others; and a mechanism operatively coupled with a local or remote display providing views of said digital garment.12-02-2010
20080270085METHOD OF APARTMENT DESIGN - A basic floor plan includes basic components of an apartment home and provides the foundation for adding additional living space and more components without changing the basic components of the apartment or re-engineering the apartment building's structure or architectural lines.10-30-2008
20110093240CREATION OF SIMULATED DISJOINT RIGID BODIES IN A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS - Improved methods and systems for defining and creating simulated rigid bodies in finite element analysis are disclosed. One or more rigid finite elements in a finite element model are designated for forming one or more simulated rigid bodies (RBs). Each simulated RB comprises an arbitrary number of rigid finite elements connecting to one another in an arbitrary shape. Each simulated RB is created by locating all of the elements embedded in the model through shared node or nodes. A procedure of using element definition as a guide to set up an array of node flags, each node flag for one node such that all RBs defined in the model can be located efficiently. Once all RBs have been located, each unique RB is defined as a unique list of connected rigid finite elements.04-21-2011
20090287458BROACH TOOL DESIGN METHODOLOGY AND SYSTEMS - This disclosure relates to a design methodology used in manufacturing a broaching tool for cutting slots in aerospace disk applications. The method includes modeling geometry of the slot and the broach tool, which is based upon an initial minimum tooth rise that is determined empirically for the particular disk material. The number of broach inserts and teeth per insert is calculated, and the broach inserts are modeled. The stresses and deformation of the lug are calculated in a finite elements environment based upon simulated incremental broach tool movements. If the lug is not within specifications based upon design constraints, then the broach tool is revised and the simulations are repeated until the slot is within the desired specifications.11-19-2009
20110288825METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EQUIVALENCE CHECKING - As part of the design process it is required to design circuits in order to reduce their power consumption. This is typically done by enabling or disabling flip-flops (FFs), however, such change in the circuit requires certain verification. As sequential clock gating changes the state function it is necessary to perform a sequential equivalence checking (SEC) verification. Applying a full SEC may be runtime consuming and is not scalable for large designs. Methods to reduce the problem of verifying sequential clock gating by reducing the sequential problem into much smaller problem that can be easily solved is therefore shown.11-24-2011
20110288824DESIGNING LENSES USING STRESS BIREFRINGENCE PERFORMANCE CRITERION - A method for designing an imaging lens having reduced susceptibility to thermally-induced stress birefringence, the imaging lens having first and second groups of lens elements located either side of an aperture stop, the method comprising: defining a set of lens design attributes; defining a set of lens performance criteria including a thermally-induced stress birefringence performance criterion; defining a first set of candidate glasses having a negligible susceptibility to thermal stress birefringence and a second set of candidate glasses having at most a moderate susceptibility to thermal stress birefringence; selecting glasses for lens elements that are located adjacent to the aperture stop from the first set of candidate glasses; selecting glasses for the remaining lens elements from the first or second sets of candidate glasses; and using a computer processor to determine a lens design for the imaging lens.11-24-2011
20110301920Curve Matching for Parameter Identification - Methods and systems for matching a computed curve to a target curve to enable realistic engineering simulations are disclosed. 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 completely set apart in their original coordinates can be merged to a common coordinate system for parameter identification without the computational instability problems. A partial matching scheme is used for mapping points defining the shorter one of the two curves to a set of mapped points on the longer one. One or more offsets from the first point of the longer curve are used for multiple attempts to find a best fit.12-08-2011
20120109590METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING SYNCHRONIZATION OF A PLURALITY OF INFORMATION ITEMS OF A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN DATA MODEL - The present disclosure features systems and methods for maintaining consistency of a CAD model across a plurality of homogenous or heterogeneous applications across one or more computing devices and used by one or more users. The systems include a common data model, comprising chapters of different information items to describe various aspects of the CAD model, and lightweight change instructions representative of modifications made by a user to a chapter of the CAD model. By utilizing a common data model and difference-based change instructions, a plurality of users may concurrently collaborate on the design of a CAD model, or a single user may utilize a plurality of applications of a CAD suite efficiently and with an enhanced user experience.05-03-2012
20090119070Method and apparatus for investigation of how a technical system can be broken down - A method, a computer program product and to a data processing installation are provided for investigation of how a technical system which is composed of components can be broken down. Design models of this system and of its components are predetermined. Rays which originate from selected foot points on the surface of the design model are calculated for each component design model. The process determines how many rays which start at the foot point and run in the direction of the predetermined direction vectors meet the design model of at least one other component. Each component is weighted as a function of these numbers. The result is determined that the component with the highest weighting can be removed from the system.05-07-2009
20110295563Method and System for Simulation of Automated Processes - Systems, methods, and computer readable mediums. A method includes receiving a three dimensional model for a simulation that includes a first material portion that extends between first and second material handling elements. The method includes simulating motion of the first and second material handling elements and simulating an interaction between the first material portion and the first and second material handling elements. The method includes maintaining a constraint between the first and second material handling elements according to the first material portion, dynamically updating the model and displaying the simulation, and storing the model. A method for fluid simulation is also discussed.12-01-2011
20110295564COMPUTING OF A RESULTING CLOSED TRIANGULATED POLYHEDRAL SURFACE FROM A FIRST AND A SECOND MODELED OBJECTS - The invention is directed to a computer-implemented process, in a computer-aided geometric design system, for computing a resulting closed triangulated polyhedral surface from a first and a second modeled objects. The first modeled object is modeled by a first closed triangulated polyhedral surface and the second modeled object is modeled by a second closed triangulated polyhedral surface. The process according to the invention comprises: 12-01-2011
20110295565METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF INTEGRATED SIMULATIONS FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC BODY EMBEDDED WITH MEDICAL IMPLANTS - Methods and computer readable media for designing an implant to support a bone of a person. Based on the daily activities of the person, one or more musculoskeletal loads applied to the bone are determined. Also, a set of characteristics of the implant, such as dimension, material, geometry, and shape of the implant, is selected. Then, a numerical simulation of the implant and the bone is performed to determine a physical status of the implant under the musculoskeletal loads. Subsequently, it is determined if the physical status meets one or more of preset failure conditions. If the determination is negative, the implant is taken as an optimized implant. Otherwise, at least one of the characteristics of the implant is modified and numerical simulation of the implant and the bone is repeated until an optimized implant is obtained.12-01-2011
20110295566METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS TO BE FABRICATED - A computer-aided design apparatus generates a tree structure of coordinate systems defining the topology of a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. The coordinate systems are positioned and orientated in accordance with mathematical functions. The mathematical function positioning child coordinate systems has the identity of the parent coordinate systems as a variable so that the positions of the child coordinate systems relative to their parent coordinate systems vary in accordance with the identity of the parent coordinate systems. Data defining the coordinate systems and connections therebetween is stored in a graph. Bases having a defined relationship are identified and three-dimensional content objects are added thereto. The content objects are added using the same mathematical function to generate a three-dimensional content object in each of a plurality of coordinate systems. The mathematical function for generating the content objects has the identity of the coordinate systems as a variable thereof to generate the content object in each coordinate system with a different shape.12-01-2011
20100280798TOOTH MOVEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A patient's dentition is analysed to determine an orthodontic treatment plan by simulating an intervention in advance. 3D imaging techniques and computer technology are used to simulate and predict tooth movement as a function of the chosen treatment, i.e. a specific orthodontic appliance. In this way treatment options can be compared and the most optimal (shortest treatment time, lowest forces . . . ) treatment for each individual patient can be selected. Sub-steps of the tooth movement are not predefined but computed based on a simulation of orthodontic elements and wire as they would be used in the orthodontic treatment of the patient. This means that the sub-steps are calculated based on the relationship between the applied loads and the tooth movement; only one of both parameters can be chosen freely. Thus, either the tooth load is specified and applied in order to calculate the resulting tooth movement or vice versa the tooth movement is specified and applied in order to calculate the tooth load that should be applied. Moreover, the current invention allows predicting the time at which brackets and/or archwire should be changed, and comparing different treatment options with respect to tooth loading and duration.11-04-2010
201302185313D MODELING OF AN OBJECT USING TEXTURAL FEATURES - 3D modeling of an object using textural features. Disclosed is a method and a system for 3D modeling of a 3D object adapted to be inserted in or worn by a patient. The 3D modeling applies information of one or more features from an acquired 2D digital representation including textural data of the location where the 3D object is adapted to be arranged.08-22-2013
20120191424PITCH DETERMINATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AERIAL ROOF ESTIMATION - User interface systems and methods for roof estimation are described. Example embodiments include a roof estimation system that provides a user interface configured to facilitate roof model generation based on one or more aerial images of a building roof. In one embodiment, roof model generation includes image registration, image lean correction, roof section pitch determination, wire frame model construction, and/or roof model review. The described user interface provides user interface controls that may be manipulated by an operator to perform at least some of the functions of roof model generation. In one embodiment, the user interface provides user interface controls that facilitate the determination of pitch of one or more sections of a building roof. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.07-26-2012
20100036645COLLISION AVOIDANCE FOR ELECTRIC MINING SHOVELS - Systems and methods for reducing the probability of a collision between a first object, whose trajectory is substantially controlled by an operator input command, and a second object. In one embodiment such a method includes receiving an operator input command indicative of first control data; generating model data indicative of a virtual construct of the physical environment proximal to the first object; processing the first control data to predict future dynamics of the first object in the environment; determining whether, on the basis of the predicted dynamics and the model data, the first object is predicted to collide with a second object in the environment; defining second control data for which the first object is not predicted to collide with the second object in the environment; and providing the second control data to a controller coupled to the first object such that the first object is controlled in accordance with the second control data for substantially avoiding the collision of the first object with the second object.02-11-2010
20100036644METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY AMENDING LAYOUT PATTERNS - A method to selectively amend a layout pattern is disclosed. First, a layout pattern including at least a first group and a second group is provided, wherein each one of the first group and the second group respectively includes multiple members. Second, a simulation procedure and an amendment procedure are respectively performed on all the members of the first group and the second group to obtain an amended first group and an amended second group. Then, the amended first group and the amended second group are verified as being on target or not. Afterwards, the layout pattern including the on target amended first group and the on target amended second group is output.02-11-2010
20100030525GUI-FACILITATED CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR VEHICLE ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ARCHITECTURE DESIGN - Disclosed herein are computer aided design (CAD) techniques to implement a unified data schema and graphical user interface (GUI) to link ECU/devices, in-vehicle communications, and vehicle harness information together with respect to architectural relation, performance relation, and cost relation, and to facilitate a designer's understanding and manipulation of this information. The domain-specific information from each domain is converted to objects in this unified data schema and stored in a unified database that is accessible to every domain, so that the impact of the current state in the device domain can be accessed and analyzed by a designer from any domain. This approach enables design data sharing and real-time collaboration between different electrical/electronic (E/E) design domains, thereby facilitating the realization of design data collaboration, design change management, and product lifetime management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) implementation.02-04-2010
20110218777SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A BUILDING INFORMATION MODEL - In an embodiment, a computer implemented method and system obtains a floor plan in a vector image format. Template driven searching is performed by a computer system to extract basic building structures. In another embodiment, a CAD-based vector image is received into a computer processor. An object is recognized and extracted from the vector image. The object is exported into a building information model compliant to ISO/PAS 16739 (Industry Foundation Classes) or OmniClass™.09-08-2011
20110218774Systems and Methods for Simulations Utilizing a Virtual Coupling - Embodiments include storing values of a first plurality of nodes in memory based on tracking the position of a plurality of points of a physical object and maintaining a second plurality of nodes in memory, each node of the second plurality of nodes corresponding to a node of the first plurality. The values of the second plurality of nodes can be used to model interactions with other objects and to render a view of a simulated object. The simulation can access data identifying a simulation boundary and selectively update values of the second plurality of nodes using the first plurality of nodes while ensuring that the simulation boundary is not violated. A value of the second plurality of nodes can be set to be different from the value of the corresponding one of the first plurality of nodes if using the first node's value would violate the boundary.09-08-2011
20110218775System and Method For Providing Data Corresponding To Physical Objects - There is provided a system and method for providing a visualization of data describing a physical structure. An exemplary method comprises defining an unstructured grid that corresponds to a three-dimensional physical structure, the unstructured grid comprising data representative of a property of interest. The exemplary method also comprises defining a probe as an object that comprises a set of topological elements, at least one of which does not share a common plane. The exemplary method additionally comprises providing a visualization of the unstructured grid data on the geometry defined by the probe.09-08-2011
20110218772METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A BUILDING OPTIONS CONFIGURATOR - A method for providing an options configurator may include receiving an indication of a hierarchical structure of building plan options applicable to an enterprise, enabling a user to define option sets including selected ones of the building plan options, enabling the user to associate different ones among the option sets with corresponding different entities within the enterprise based on distinguishing characteristics of the respective different entities, and providing for generation of building information models and their derivatives based on selected options within an option set. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.09-08-2011
20090125282NUMERICAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM BASED ON THE LOAD-TRANSFER-PATH METHOD - The purpose of this invention is to reduce the calculation time in the numerical structure analysis system based on load-transfer-path method.05-14-2009
20100036646ANALYTICAL MODEL PREPARATION METHOD, AND SIMULATION SYSTEM METHOD FOR PREDICTING MOLDING FAILURE - There is provided a method for preparing an analytical model for analyzing a shape of a molded part. The method includes: (a) measuring the shape of the molded part three-dimensionally to obtain shape data; (b) dividing the shape data into two surfaces which define a thickness of the molded part; (c) calculating a deviation between the divided two surfaces, as thickness data; (d) relating the thickness data with the shape data; (e) preparing a shape model of the molded part from CAD data related to the molded part; (f) associating the shape model with the shape data; and (g) imparting, to shape model, the thickness data related with the shape data in accordance with the association in step (f), thereby preparing the analytical model.02-11-2010
20100114537CONCURRENT DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AERIAL ROOF ESTIMATION - User interface systems and methods for roof estimation are described. Example embodiments include a roof estimation system that provides a user interface configured to facilitate roof model generation based on one or more aerial images of a building roof. In one embodiment, roof model generation includes image registration, image lean correction, roof section pitch determination, wire frame model construction, and/or roof model review. The described user interface provides user interface controls that may be manipulated by an operator to perform at least some of the functions of roof model generation. The user interface is further configured to concurrently display roof features onto multiple images of a roof. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.05-06-2010
20100114539SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DIGITAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL DATA MODEL - The present invention is directed to a method and a system for providing a digital three-dimensional data model of a component. Thereby, modifications which are accomplished on the component, for instance a cable, are being captured by means of photogrammetry for the creation of a digital three-dimensional modifications data model. The digital three-dimensional data model of the component is afterwards automatically updated as a function of the generated modifications data model.05-06-2010
20100114535Grow Planning - A computer implemented method of displaying a plan of an area for growing plants. The method comprises displaying a graphical representation of said area, receiving from a user selection of a plant to be included in said plan, and displaying a graphical representation of said user selected plant wherein said graphical representation of said user selected plant indicates a growing area required for optimal growth of said plant.05-06-2010
20100191511Method For Multi-Scale Geomechanical Model Analysis By Computer Simulation - A method of predicting earth stresses in response to changes in a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir within a geomechanical system includes establishing physical boundaries for the geomechanical system, acquiring logging data from wells drilled, and acquiring seismic data for one or more rock layers. The well and seismic data are automatically converted into a three-dimensional digital representation of one or more rock layers within the geomechanical system, thereby creating data points defining a three-dimensional geological structure. The method also includes (a) applying the data points from the geological structure to derive a finite element-based geomechanical model, and (b) initializing a geostatic condition in the geomechanical model, and then running a geomechanics simulation in order to determine changes in earth stresses associated with changes in pore pressure or other reservoir characteristics within the one or more rock layers.07-29-2010
20100250200PRODUCT DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention relates to a product design support system for supporting product design business so as to design and develop a product in a short time. The system creates an L-row orthogonal table according to set design parameters, executes many times, for each of L sets of design parameter groups, a virtual prototyping operation by adjusting the dimensional tolerance of each part, processes averages and variances of L sets of evaluation indexes obtained by the virtual prototyping operations, to fault a response surface and response surface model, makes a factorial effect diagram of design parameters for each evaluation index, examines the factorial effect diagram, forms optional combinations of design parameters sensitive to the evaluation indexes, applies the combinations to the response surface model, forms many design solutions by optionally combining all design parameters that may achieve design target values, conducts filtering to extract a maximum likelihood design solution candidate group that achieves specified evaluation index limit values out of the design solutions, selects a maximum likelihood design solution group from the solution candidate group, and presents the same to a user.09-30-2010
20090063104SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGN EVALUATION OF MOBILE DEVICES USING VIRTUAL REALITY BASED PROTOTYPES - A design evaluation system of mobile devices using virtual reality based prototypes is proposed. The system includes: a storage unit for storing therein 3-dimensional computer-aided design data of a virtual mobile device; a component selection unit for performing a selection among the 3-dimensional computer-aided design data stored in the storage unit and fetching the selected data therefrom; a design parameter setting unit for setting design parameters of the virtual mobile device; a 3-dimensional model visualization unit for visualizing the virtual mobile device to a 3-dimensional model by using the design parameters and the fetched data; a product motion control unit for simulating motions and functions of the visualized virtual mobile device; and a design preference display unit for displaying user design preference for the visualized and simulated virtual mobile device.03-05-2009
20090144030COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING CLOTHOID CURVE VALUES TO ROADWAYS IN A GEOGRAPHIC DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM - Embodiments of the invention include a computer readable storage medium storing instructions for applying clothoid curve values to roadways in a geographic data information system. One embodiment is a computer readable storage medium, storing instructions executable by a processor for applying clothoid curve values to roadways in a geographic data information system, the instructions comprising: selecting database segments in the geographic data information system, wherein the database segments describe roadways; determining segment chains from the selected database segments; preparing the segment chains for transition to curvature space; transitioning to a curvature function in the curvature space, by computing heading change at points along the segment chain, resulting in a transformation of the segment chains into clothoids; smoothing the curvature function; fitting the smoothed curvature function with a more generalized form which remains within a selected tolerance of the smoothed curvature function; and storing identified segments of straight lines, transition zones, and segments of constant curvature in the geographic data information system.06-04-2009
20090150124MODEL BASED WORKFLOW FOR INTERPRETING DEEP-READING ELECTROMAGNETIC DATA - One embodiment of the invention involves a method for determining whether an electromagnetic survey will be able to distinguish between different subsurface conditions in an area that includes developing a three-dimensional electromagnetic property model of the area, and simulating an electromagnetic response of a field electromagnetic data acquisition system using the three-dimensional electromagnetic property model to determine if expected differences in an electromagnetic response of a electromagnetic data acquisition system are within detectability limits of the system. Another embodiment involves a model-based method of inverting electromagnetic data associated with a subsurface area that includes developing a three-dimensional electromagnetic property model of the area, and restricting changes that may be made to the model during the electromagnetic data inversion process. Other related embodiments of the inventive method are also described and claimed.06-11-2009
20120072181METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING HVAC SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS - A computer based method and apparatus for simulating and optimizing design of an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning system) in a building. Conventional software tools for this purpose use the well known Navier-Stokes partial differential equations used to describe motion of fluid substances by means of computational fluid dynamics using a finite element method to solve the equations and optimize design of building air ducts for carrying warm and cool air through a building. Instead here the HVAC system is initially simulated using an electrical circuit design tool such as SPICE, where room volumes correspond to electrical capacitances, heat sources correspond to electrical resistances, and air flows to electrical currents in a complex R-C electrical circuit. The goal is to improve energy efficiency in terms of the amount of energy used to heat and cool air, and also the amount of energy used to circulate the air through the air ducts.03-22-2012
20100145665SMART CONTENT AND PLACEMENT IN A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN APPLICATION - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to manipulate a graphical representation of a real-world object in a computer drawing application. A semantic behavior is defined for the real-world object. A graphical representation of the real-world object (referred to as a subject object) is obtained. The semantic behavior is assigned to the subject object. The subject object is placed into a drawing. When placed, the subject object automatically, without additional user input, places itself into the drawing based on the semantic behavior.06-10-2010
20120109596Method and Apparatus For Optimization of Floor Covering And System For User Configuration and Real Time Pricing Information - A method and system for optimizing surface coverings having user input representative of a construction project, floor plans representative of the project including optional configurations of the plans, user input for selection from a plurality of the plans and options and creating data points representative of one of the plans, merging the plan and options into a set of data points representative of a final plan set, determining room surface selections from user input, deriving contiguity data from the surface areas representative of the surface selections; and optimizing price of floor materials for selected criteria based on pre-determined rules. The system and method weights traffic flow based on room configurations and determines optimal cuts of materials to minimize seams. Further, the system packs the cut materials optimally to fit standard sheet material such as carpet and vinyl.05-03-2012
20120109594DETERMINING A DISTRIBUTION OF MULTIPLE LAYERS OF A COMPOSITE MATERIAL WITHIN A STRUCTURAL VOLUME - Apparatus and methods for designing multilayer structures are described. The multilayer structures may be of simple or complex shapes having a volume to be filled by multiple layers of composite material. The composite material may include fiber/polymer composites. The methods facilitate distribution and reordering of layers within the multilayer structure during the design phase. Dimensional data for each layer within the structure may be provided as output data and used to cut “flat” patterns for each layer. The methods and apparatus can accelerate design and development of high-strength, composite multilayer structures.05-03-2012
20120109593GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH VARIABLE AREA FAN NOZZLE - A bypass gas turbine engine includes a variable area fan nozzle with a second fan nacelle section axially movable relative to a first fan nacelle section to define an auxiliary port to vary a fan nozzle exit area and adjust fan bypass airflow. The second fan nacelle section includes a leading edge region that defines a concave external contour and the first fan nacelle section includes a trailing edge region that defines a convex internal contour.05-03-2012
20120109592METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONSISTENT CONCURRENT OPERATION OF A PLURALITY OF COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN APPLICATIONS - The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for managing concurrent design of computer-aided design objects or models. The systems include a common data model, comprising chapters of different information items to describe various aspects of the CAD model, and lightweight change instructions representative of modifications made by a user to a chapter of the CAD model. By utilizing a common data model and difference-based change instructions, a plurality of users may concurrently collaborate on the design of a CAD model, or a single user may utilize a plurality of applications of a CAD suite efficiently and with an enhanced user experience. Furthermore, the system may manage undo stacks across a plurality of applications concurrently operating on the same shared CAD model, such that the user experiences seamless operation of the plurality of applications.05-03-2012
20120109591METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENFORCING PARAMETRIC CONSTRAINTS IN A DIRECT MODELING INTERFACE IN COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN - The present disclosure features methods and systems for enforcing parametric constraints in a direct modeling interface in computer-aided design (CAD). A parametric geometry engine of a CAD application may compare an attempted edit to a feature in a direct modeling user interface of the CAD application to an existing constraint created in a parametric modeling user interface, and, in one embodiment, prevent the user from completing the edit. In other embodiments, the parametric geometry engine may present a dialog box to the user and allow them to reject the edit, override or delete the constraint, modify the constraint, or take other actions as appropriate. In still other embodiments, the parametric geometry engine may allow one user to edit the feature, but not another user. Thus, parametric constraints and permissions-based ownership of entities may be enforced in a direct modeling user interface.05-03-2012
20120109589METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIRECT-PARAMETRIC INTEROPERABILITY IN COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN - The present disclosure features methods and systems for direct-parametric interoperability in computer-aided design. Two approaches for developing three-dimensional designs are currently widely used: direct and parametric computer-aided design (CAD) modeling. To combine advantages of both approaches, in one aspect of the present invention, a direct modeling user interface is used for editing a model, allowing intuitive and easy manipulation of geometry, and a parametric geometry engine interprets these manipulations as history-based features to create a construction recipe. Thus, the underlying architecture of the model remains parametric, even though the user may not realize that history and associative relationships are being created and modified during every manipulation. Accordingly, the present invention provides the intuitive WYSIWYG editing of direct CAD modeling, while retaining the powerful features and regenerative capabilities of parametric modelers.05-03-2012
20120109588MANUFACTURE OF HEAT TRACE CABLE, DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND MANAGEMENT, AND METHOD THEREOF - The manufacture and installation of heat trace systems, particularly cables, are controlled from comprehensive controls in the design and management of the heat trace systems.05-03-2012
20120109587Method For Linking Work Attribute Information, Its System And Model Structure Of Sheet Metal Component - A system for editing sheet metal components using a computer, comprising a sheet metal object having graphic element data defining the graphic elements of a sheet metal and connection data defining face data comprising graphic elements and linkage of the faces, wherein the sheet metal object includes a sheet metal edition object corresponding to editing of a sheet metal, e.g., editing of butting or lapping of sheets, and the burden is lessened by automating reformation at the butting or lapping part of the sheet metals.05-03-2012
20120035890FORMING SIMULATION METHOD, FORMING SIMULATION APPARATUS, FORMING SIMULATION PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - The present invention provides a press forming simulation method using a finite element method for a sheet metal, in which a deformation state of a pressing tool is represented with high accuracy by superimposing at least one natural mode, for the surface shape of the pressing tool, in a no-load state.02-09-2012
20090094003Methods and systems for molecular inhibition - Methods and systems are described which identify the structure of a biochemical or pathogenic molecule as well as at least one interacting molecule structure. These structures may be predicted to form at least one complex. In some embodiments, the stability and toxicity of at least one molecule structure and/or complex may be predicted.04-09-2009
20090276190Method and Apparatus For Evaluating Integrated Circuit Design Performance Using Basic Block Vectors, Cycles Per Instruction (CPI) Information and Microarchitecture Dependent Information - A test system or simulator includes an integrated circuit (IC) benchmark software program that executes workload program software on a semiconductor die IC design model. The benchmark software program includes trace, simulation point, basic block vector (BBV) generation, cycles per instruction (CPI) error, clustering and other programs. The test system also includes CPI stack program software that generates CPI stack data that includes microarchitecture dependent information for each instruction interval of workload program software. The CPI stack data may also include an overall analysis of CPI data for the entire workload program. IC designers may utilize the benchmark software and CPI stack program to develop a reduced representative workload program that includes CPI data as well as microarchitecture dependent information.11-05-2009
20130066598DYNAMIC VIRTUAL ARTICULATOR - Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of using a dynamic virtual articulator for simulating occlusion of teeth, when performing computer-aided designing of one or more dental restorations for a patient, where the method comprises the steps of:03-14-2013
20090144031SYSTEM FOR APPLYING CLOTHOID CURVE VALUES TO ROADWAYS IN A GEOGRAPHIC DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM - Embodiments of the invention are systems for applying clothoid curve values to roadways in a geographic data information system. One embodiment is a system, comprising: a geographic data information system, wherein the geographic data information system stores database segments in a database, wherein the database segments describe roadways; and a system for applying clothoid curve values to roadways, wherein the system for applying clothoid curve values to roadways: determines segment chains from the selected database segments; prepares the segment chains for transition to curvature space; transitions to a curvature function in the curvature space, by computing heading change at points along the segment chain, resulting in a transformation of the segment chains into clothoids; smooths the curvature function; fits the smoothed curvature function with a more generalized form which remains within a selected tolerance of the smoothed curvature function; and stores identified segments of straight lines, transition zones, and segments of constant curvature in the geographic data information system.06-04-2009
20090012752Aerodynamic Design Optimization Using Information Extracted From Analysis of Unstructured Surface Meshes - A computer-implemented method of analyzing data representing the optimization of real-world designs of physical entities according to at least one criterion. Different modifications of the design are generated by a cyclic optimization algorithm. The design data is represented by unstructured triangular surface meshes. A displacement measure representing local differences between two design modifications of the different modifications is calculated. Performance difference between the two design modifications is calculated. The performance difference is represented by at least one criterion. Sensitivity information representing correlation between the displacement measure and the performance differences is outputted.01-08-2009
20090204373SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR COMPUTER MODELING WITH GENERATIVE COMPONENTS - A computer-implemented method in a computer modeling environment having generative components may include defining an update method of a parent generative component (GC) feature including means for creating a collection containing at least one child GC feature; creating a parent GC feature having the defined update method; executing the update method for the parent GC feature including creating the collection of child GC features; and returning the collection as the value of the update method, wherein the contents of the collection are automatically associated with the parent GC feature.08-13-2009
20090089020Method of inspecting turbine internal cooling features using non-contact scanners - A method of inspecting an internal feature of a gas turbine component includes removing a portion of the turbine component to expose the internal feature, treating the surfaces of the internal feature to provide the surfaces with a substantially uniform coloration, generating an electronic model of the internal feature, analyzing the electronic model generated with reference to a nominal electronic model, and providing an output based on the analysis of the electronic model generated.04-02-2009
20090089018GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING BUILDING GENERATION BASED UPON USER INPUT ON 3D MODEL AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device, a user input device, a display, and a processor cooperating with the geospatial model data storage device, the user input device and the display for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) geospatial model data set on the display, displaying a building boundary around a user-selected building area responsive to the user input device, and generating a histogram of height values within the selected building area. The processor may also be for determining a building height based upon the histogram of height values, generating a building shape based upon the user-selected building area and the determined building height, and replacing data within the user-selected building area based upon the building shape.04-02-2009
20120296610OCCUPANT CENTRIC CAPTURE AND VISUALIZATION OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE DATA - A computer implemented method for 3-D visualization of a building module and building related data includes receiving attributes of a plurality of building modules from a building information model and receiving data inputs from a plurality of sensors located in at least a subset of the plurality of building modules. The building related data is calculated for each of the plurality of building modules based on the data inputs. A 3-D visualization data of a selected building module in the plurality of building modules is generated for display on a computer screen.11-22-2012
20120271597FLASH TUBE AND FLASH VESSEL CONFIGURATION FOR PRESSURE LETDOWN - By appropriately designing a flash tube, spraying of abrasive slurry on the vessel walls and impinging the multiphase jet on bottom of the vessel are minimized. By appropriately designing a flash vessel, once the flash tube has been designed, a slurry pool is provided having a volume that is sufficient to dissipate the flash tube exit jet momentum and the mass of entrained carry-over products exiting from the vapor outlet is minimized.10-25-2012
20120271596SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AIRPLANE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CONNECTION ROUTING AND VISUALIZATION WITH TOPOLOGY DETERMINATION - A method for creating a computerized visualization of a wiring topology is described that includes combining three-dimensional wire harness data with logical wire content using a process executed on a computer processing device, and displaying a graphical wire topology, output from the process, within a three dimensional model of the platform within which the wiring topology is contained.10-25-2012
20090089016OCCUPANT POSITIONING MODULE - A vehicle test system includes an occupant positioning module that receives a virtual vehicle and a virtual dummy. The occupant positioning module generates a first set of parameters based on the virtual vehicle, the virtual dummy and a first adapted vehicle standard. N groups receive the first set of parameters. N is an integer greater than 1.04-02-2009
20090089019APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A POINT REPRESENTATION OF A STRUCTURE - A computer-performed method of modeling a physical structure. A plurality of geometric parameters specific to a type of the structure are applied to aerodynamic surface data in accordance with rules predefined for the structure type to geometrically describe a plurality of structural features. Based on the geometric describing, a plurality of points representing the structure are obtained. The points are used to model the structure.04-02-2009
20090119072Electromagnetic Modeling of Switch FETs - There is disclosed a method for modeling a switch FET. A three-dimensional model representing the structure of the switch FET may be created. The three-dimensional model may be analyzed using an electromagnetic field analysis tool.05-07-2009
20090119071INTERCONNECTED OBJECTS SLOPE MODIFICATION TOOL - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to update a slope of a run in a system in a computer drawing application. A system run (i.e., an interconnected series of objects) is selected in a computer drawing application. The objects in the interconnected series are part of the same system and the series has a starting point and an ending point. A property for a slope of the system run is specified. The slope of the system run is updated across all of the interconnected series of objects based on the specified property.05-07-2009
20110172972METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSSESSING PROPERTIES OF LIQUIDS BY USING X-RAYS - A method and a system are provided for determining if a liquid product comprising a container which holds a body of liquid is a security threat. Attenuation data conveying information about attenuation of X-rays resulting from interaction of X-rays with the body of liquid is derived by scanning the liquid product with X-rays. Container characterization data is then processed to derive path length data indicative of an approximate length of a path followed by X-rays through the body of liquid and that interact with the body of liquid. The security threat of a liquid product is determined by processing the path length data and the attenuation data.07-14-2011
20090043544APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED ILLUMINATION AREA FILL - A reflector for a light source, such as an LED, is provided with a shape which efficiently collects and directs energy to an illumined surface whereby almost 100% of the light is collected and distributed into a designer composite beam. The shape in one embodiment is comprised of three zones beginning with a parabolic surface of revolution at the base of the reflector, followed by a transition or straight conic zone and ending with an elliptical zone. In another embodiment the reflector shape is determined according to a transfer function which allows for arbitrary designer control of the reflected rays at each point on the reflector, which when combined with direct radiation from the source, results in a designer controlled composite beam or illumination. The device is more than 90% energy efficient and allows replacement of higher power, less energy efficient light sources with no loss in illumination intensity.02-12-2009
20110172971Fusing Structures From Multi-Sensor Data - In particular embodiments, fusing structures includes receiving sensor data sets generated by sensors in response to sensing a structure system. Each sensor data set describes structures of the structure system. Structure pairs are generated, where a structure pair comprises a first structure from a first sensor data set and a second structure from a second sensor data set. A relational vector set is defined for each structure pair, and a relational vector score is calculated for each structure pair according to the relational vector set of the structure pair. An association score is calculated for each structure pair according to the relational vector score of the structure pair. The association score of the structure pair indicates a likelihood that the structure pair is fusable.07-14-2011
20110270585COLLIMATION LENS HAVING FREEFORM SURFACE AND DESIGN METHOD THEREOF - A freeform surface included collimation lens is provided, which is designed through a freeform surface design process to provide an integrally-formed unitary structure. The design method includes a step of identifying an optic field pattern of light source, a step of performing graphic analysis of freeform surface tangential vector formula, a step of acquiring freeform surface control point, a step of constructing a three-dimensional model, and a step of performing geometric processing. Through these steps, tangential vectors of control points of each freeform surface are determined and an approximating process or an exact solution process is adopted to determine the coordinates of the points of the freeform surface. Three-dimensional modeling software is then employing to construct an ellipsoid collimation lens, which realizes an optic collimation performance of at least 88% when tested with a circular disk set at a distance of 200 meters and having a diameter of 35 meters.11-03-2011
20110270582SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING SMART NODES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for creating physical and virtual design models. Embodiments of the invention provide methods for creating physical design models and rendering the physical design models as virtual models in design programs. Virtual indicia (smart nodes) provided by embodiments of the invention provide customizable virtual representations of modeled physical design elements of tangible models and can have metadata associated therewith, allowing attribution of any of a wide variety of design characteristics to the smart nodes.11-03-2011
20110270581System and Method for Chaining Graphical Curves - A CAD system and corresponding method and computer program product. A method includes receiving a set of intersecting curves and receiving a selection of a source curve and a destination curve from the set of intersecting curves. The method includes receiving a selection intent rule and calculating a first chain of curves that includes the source curve, through the set of intersecting curves according to the selection intent rule. The method includes storing a selected path, the selected path being a chain of curves between the source curve and the destination curve with a minimum number of deviations from the selection intent rule.11-03-2011
201302185302D IMAGE ARRANGEMENT - Disclosed is a method of designing a dental restoration for a patient, wherein the method includes providing one or more 2D images, where at least one 2D image includes at least one facial feature; providing a 3D virtual model of at least part of the patient's oral cavity; arranging at least one of the one or more 2D images relative to the 3D virtual model in a virtual 3D space such that the 2D image and the 3D virtual model are aligned when viewed from a viewpoint, whereby the 3D virtual model and the 2D image are both visualized in the 3D space; and modeling a restoration on the 3D virtual model, where the restoration is designed to fit the facial feature of the at least one 2D image.08-22-2013
20100138196SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING FLUID FLOW CHARACTERISTICS WITHIN FRACTURED SUBSURFACE RESERVOIRS - A system and method having application notably towards predicting fluid flow characteristics within fractured subsurface reservoirs. The system and method include steps of reservoir characterization, gridding, discretization, and simulation of geologically realistic models describing the fractured subsurface reservoirs. A stochastic fracture representation that explicitly represents a network of fractures within a subsurface reservoir is constructed and used to build a fine-scale geological model. The model is then gridded such that the network of fractures is represented by interfaces between the fine-scale cells. The model is the discretized and simulated. Simulation can be on a fine-scale or on an upscaled course-scale to produce efficient and reliable prediction of fluid flow characteristics within the subsurface reservoir.06-03-2010
20080243442Determination of Process Operations in Order to Describe Forming Processes on a Forming Part - Processing steps are determined and optimized during the production of sheet metal forming parts, for example, by means of deep drawing/stretch forming processes. During the determination, by means of a computer-assisted design system, of process operations (PO10-02-2008
20080243448Method of Performing Computational Aeroelastic Analyses - Computational aeroelastic analyses typically use a mathematical model for the structural modes of a flexible structure and a nonlinear aerodynamic model that can generate a plurality of unsteady aerodynamic responses based on the structural modes for conditions defining an aerodynamic condition of the flexible structure. In the present invention, a linear state-space model is generated using a single execution of the nonlinear aerodynamic model for all of the structural modes where a family of orthogonal functions is used as the inputs. Then, static and dynamic aeroelastic solutions are generated using computational interaction between the mathematical model and the linear state-space model for a plurality of periodic points in time.10-02-2008
20120296613METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING A DENTAL RESTORATION - A method for designing a dental restoration of a type comprising a dental implant, a dental super structure, and a dental abutment for connecting the implant and the super structure. The method comprises the steps of retrieving a predetermined computer model of an abutment, using a user-created computer representation of a surface of the dental implant for providing a computer representation of an implant receiving surface, and for providing the predetermined abutment model with the implant receiving surface representation to provide a user-adapted abutment model. The method may help minimizing the time and costs in the preparation of a dental restoration.11-22-2012
20080249749INTERACTIVE TRUSS OBJECTS IN COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN MODELS - Embodiments of the invention provide a computer-aided design (CAD) application configured for generating interactive truss objects in a CAD model. In one embodiment, a truss creation tool allows the user to select a truss family and the endpoints of the truss. Based on these selections, the truss creation tool generates a layout and structural members of a truss. The truss may be maintained as an interactive object within the CAD model. Thus, a user may edit the truss object, resulting in the regeneration of the truss layout and the regeneration of the structural elements of the truss.10-09-2008
20110270587STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM, STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION METHODLOGY, AND STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM - The present invention enables a shape of an optimum structure to be clearly represented, and structural optimization having a high degree of freedom such as the allowance of a change in topology in a material domain Ω to be performed. The present invention sets a level set function φ; under a predetermined constraint condition, updates the level set function φ so as to bring a performance of a structure, such as a rigidity, close to a target value; moves a boundary ∂Ω between the material domain Ω and a void domain; allows a change in topology in the material domain Ω, which is associated with the update of the level set function φ, to form a new void domain in the material domain Ω; and moves a boundary ∂Ω between the new void domain and the material domain Ω.11-03-2011
20110270583COMPENSATION ORTHODONTIC ARCHWIRE DESIGN - Method and workstation automatically designing an arch-wire including compensations for auxiliary appliances or biological constraints exerting unknown forces to achieve a pre-planned treatment goal are disclosed. The adjusted customized arch-wire is designed after an initial customized arch-wire has been used to treat a patient and is at or near equilibrium. The initial custom arch-wire is first designed by producing a 3D computer-based, geometrical model of a patient's dentition, locating brackets on the digital tooth model, moving the digital tooth models to planned final positions and orientations, and then calculating a wire which fits in the slots of the brackets while the teeth are in their planned final positions and exerts no forces on the brackets. After a period of time the teeth will move under the force of the wire and will eventually move into positions such that the forces from all appliances and biological systems are in equilibrium. If the teeth are not in the final planned positions at that point in time, the adjusted custom arch-wire is designed and applied.11-03-2011
20110208484DESIGN APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE, PROGRAM FOR DESIGNING ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD OF DESIGNING ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A design apparatus for an electronic device is provided. The apparatus includes: a selection unit that selects a first component which meets a characteristic condition, from a component database which includes a characteristic and a recommended level of each of components, the recommended level being variable; a first determination unit that acquires a recommended level of the first component from the component database, and determines the acquired recommended level; a creation unit that creates design data of the electronic device including the first component; and a second determination unit that acquires, after the creation, a recommended level of the first component from the component database, and determines the acquired recommended level after the creation.08-25-2011
20080275673Computer Code and Method for Designing Multi-Family Dwelling - A collection of dwelling unit module designs is created from which multi-family dwelling buildings or the multi-family portion of a mixed-use building may be designed. The module designs each fit onto uniform grid intervals defining a structural support system and fitting a parking layout. A module design may include an individual unit or a stack of units. A graphical user interface to a computer system accommodates defining an outline for the building and filling the outline with dwelling unit modules from the collection. The dwelling unit module designs may be designed and perfected in a manner independent of and in advance of any specific project and project schedule.11-06-2008
20080275672Reliability Simulation Method and System - The present invention relates to a method for finding design weakness and potential field failure of a PCB assembly which includes components, comprising the steps of: (a) creating a model of the PCB assembly by which natural frequencies and mode shapes of the PCB assembly can be determined; (b) performing a natural frequencies simulation for determining natural frequencies and mode shapes of the PCB assembly; and (c) analyzing said determined natural frequencies and mode shapes and identifying local dominant oscillations of components, components identified as having a local dominant oscillation in at least one of said determined mode shapes are identified as components having a relatively high potential of field failure.11-06-2008
20080281562METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING PARAMETERS OF GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS - Methods for optimizing at least one operating parameter of an engine component using an experimentally measured 3D flow field involving providing a magnetic resonance imaging machine, providing a model of an engine component, placing the model into the magnetic resonance imaging machine with a fluid flow source for applying an external fluid flow, applying the external fluid flow to the model, collecting data related to the external fluid flow about the model, and optimizing at least one operating parameter of the component using the data.11-13-2008
20080281561Internet Enabled Consultation System, Method and Service for Interior Design of Real and Virtual Spaces - The present invention is directed to provide a system for providing design consultancy for a client. This system includes at least one database containing at least one set of design criteria; at least one input interface for receiving data pertaining to: the plan of the space for which design consultancy is required; the furnishing needs for said space; and the design preferences of the client; a data processing unit for selecting at least one set of design criteria in accordance with the design preferences of the client and calculating positions of furniture within said space based upon said design criteria, and at least one output interface for displaying design advice according to said positions calculated for said furniture.11-13-2008
20080288220USE OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) DATA CENTER TO SHARE SERVICE OPERATIONS - The present invention creates and/or uses a 3D data center that mirrors physical operations that may not all be co-located in one physical space. The 3D data center can cluster geographically dispersed similar physical assets into one area of the 3D data center, e.g., all of a company's physical world wide mainframes on one virtual floor of the 3D data center. Human experts that reside anywhere geographically could enter the 3D data center, service, manage, monitor their physical machines and applications and/or train other individuals living in different geographical locations, or working for other companies.11-20-2008
20080288221METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ANALYSIS MESH - Even in the case where there is an analysis mesh but no source 3D-CAD model remains, the present invention can easily modify a shape and efficiently create an analysis mesh. The present invention divides the analysis mesh into closed areas in a division step and stores the closed areas combined with attribute information on physical properties and meshes as a partial area in a partial area registration step, defines a total area in a total area registration step, changes the shape of a partial area desired to be changed in a partial area changing step, changes an arrangement in a partial area moving step, then constructs an analysis model by combining the partial areas and the total area in an area merging step and finally performs mesh division in a mesh division step.11-20-2008
20090265145DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM, METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A design support system generates a passing point through which a deformable linear structure in a virtual space according to the instruction of a user via an input device in the edition process and when generating a passing point of type, based on a component such as part or the like in the virtual space by the edition process, automatically generates and manages passing point information including the passing direction of the passing point to be generated, on the basis of the designated component as the reference. A route through which the linear structure should pass is generated using the passing point information of each passing point.10-22-2009
20090265144METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING FATIGUE LIFE OF A WOBBLEFRAM - A method and apparatus for improving the fatigue life of a wobblefram utilized in a micro switch. The flexible circular wobblefram can be formed with a fixed edge and a solid center region utilizing a punch and die at elevated temperatures. An external lever can be attached to the solid center region of the wobblefram. The lever can be loaded and actuated to transmit motion from outside of the micro switch to a sealed internal mechanism in order to perform a switching function. Circular and/or sinusoidal shaped corrugations can then be added to the wobblefram and evaluated for performance utilizing a finite element analysis (FEA) model. The FEA model can precisely evaluate and optimize profile, number and height of the circular and/or sinusoidal corrugations. Such a wobblefram with circular and/or sinusoidal corrugations can achieve higher lifetime without affecting the operating characteristics of the micro switch.10-22-2009
20090265143VIRTUAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INDUSTRIAL SITE SURVEY - A method includes receiving a representation of an industrial site and selecting a plurality of locations in the representation. The method further includes predicting a level of wireless coverage of the industrial site based upon the selected locations and comparing the level of wireless coverage to a predetermined coverage criterion. Based upon a result of the comparison, the method repeats the steps of selecting, predicting and comparing.10-22-2009
20080312882STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS METHOD - A structural analysis apparatus, including: a state value calculation unit that calculates a state value of each of multiple elements constituting a model with which breakage of a structure is stimulated; a breakage determination unit that determines that an element among the multiple elements is broken when the state value of the element satisfies a breakage threshold condition that is set in advance for the element; a crack face calculation unit that calculates a crack face broken element that is determined to be broken by the breakage determination unit; and a breakage threshold condition changing unit that changes a breakage threshold condition that is set for an element which is among the multiple elements, which is adjacent to the broken element, and which intersects with an extended face of the crack face of the broken element.12-18-2008
20090326877AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF JOINT LOCATIONS - A method for determining overlap regions by identifying a face on a first component part of an assembly that is normal to and less than a specified gap distance from a face on a second component part of the assembly is provided. The method is also for determining if a minimum width of each of one or more the overlap regions exceeds a specified maximum value, and if the minimum width of an overlap region does not exceed the specified maximum value, determining a guide curve along a centerline of the overlap region. If the minimum width of an overlap region exceeds the specified maximum value, the method is further for determining two or more guide curves along an offset of two or more edges of the overlap region. The method also is for determining one or more joint locations along the guide curve or curves based upon one or more parameters, and displaying the one or more joint locations using symbols or solid objects to represent the one or more joint locations.12-31-2009
20080312880Simulation Environment - A simulation environment for simulating a physical system or sub-system. The environment comprises a plurality of elements arrangeable to form any of a plurality of component objects or sub-component objects. The component or sub-component objects are assemblable to form at least one assembly object comprising at least part of said system or sub-system. Each element is provided with mesh data, and rules of connectivity, the rules of connectivity governing the interconnection of said elements to form the component or sub-component objects. The mesh data for a particular element is automatically incorporated into each completed component or sub-component object including said particular element.12-18-2008
20120296612COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR DIGITALLY SHORTENING OF A CAP OF A DENTAL BRIDGE AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - Computer-implemented method for digitally shortening a cap of a dental bridge comprising steps of (a) loading 3D data of the bridge from a computer-readable storage medium or generating 3D data of the bridge with a modelling software, the 3D data comprising cap data and bar data; (b) determining intersection points of a bar with geometrical features of the cap; and in case that a further bar is attached to the cap, repeating step (b); (c) determining from said intersection points an intersection point with the biggest z value; (d) performing a cut of the cap along a cutting surface, the location of which is based on said intersection point with the biggest z value; (e) defining data of a portion of the cap below the cutting surface as shortened cap. Further disclosed is a computer-readable medium for performing the method steps.11-22-2012
20120296611System and Methods for Structure Design, Analysis, and Implementation - A computer-implemented system for designing a structure and coordinating its implementation is disclosed. The system includes a design workspace, a design engine which receives various inputs and produces a structure design for display in the design workspace, a requirements providing structure design requirement rules to the design engine for producing the structure design, and a cell source providing a definition of a cell that forms a portion of the structure design. The cell is configured to be assembled together with other cells to form the structure design. An attributes engine quantifies measures of various attributes of a structure based on the structure design during the process of designing the structure, and displays the quantified measures in a dashboard user interface. Optimization engines for analyzing the structure design, and proposing alternative designs is provided. The design may be optimized for various criteria, including the attributes quantified by the attributes engine.11-22-2012
20090076779HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING DESIGN APPARATUS AND METHOD - A method for designing an HVAC system. The method may comprising operating a computer program to create a virtual floor plan, detecting automatically, by the computer program, an enclosed space within the virtual floor plan, and calculating automatically, by the computer program after the detecting, a load corresponding to the enclosed space. The method may further include providing, by the computer program, a palette of HVAC components, instructing the computer program to assign at least one HVAC component from the palette to the enclosed space, and assigning automatically, by the computer program, a capacity to the at least one HVAC component, the capacity corresponding to the load calculated for the enclosed space.03-19-2009
20120143572Vertical curve system for surface grading - A method is disclosed that generates design profiles and a surface therefrom that promote water drainage from soil in an area of interest. Topographical data describing an initial surface of the area of interest are used to form initial profiles. The method generates the design profiles using the initial profiles and desired design parameters such as minimum slope, maximum slope, optimal slope, maximum depth, optimal depth, starting elevation, ending elevation, rules of curvature, and rules of earth balancing. The method generates design surface profiles so that the cut volumes and fill volumes of the soil are at or near balance as much as possible from the available soil in the area of interest.06-07-2012
20100305907Patient Selectable Knee Arthroplasty Devices - Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces in a knee joint. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable for each patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. Kits are also provided to enable customized repairs to be performed.12-02-2010
20080270086PREDICATE-BASED COMPOSITIONAL MINIMIZATION IN A VERIFICATION ENVIRONMENT - A system for performing verification includes a means for: importing a design netlist containing component(s), computing output function(s) for the component(s), generating output equivalent state set(s) from the output function(s), identifying next-state function(s) for the component(s), means for producing image equivalent state set(s) for the next-state function(s), means for classifying output-and-image equivalent state set(s) for the image equivalent state set(s) and the output equivalent state set(s), getting a preimage from the next-state function(s) and the output-and-image equivalent state(s) to generate a preimage of the output-and-image equivalent state(s), partitioning over original state(s) of the component(s), and equivalent class input set(s) of the component(s). Moreover, the system includes a means for: selecting input representative(s) of the equivalent input set(s), forming an input map from the input representative(s), synthesizing the input map, and injecting the input map back into the netlist to generate a modified netlist.10-30-2008
20100138193CUSTOM BRACES, CASTS AND DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DESIGNING AND FABRICATING - A custom device and method for fabricating the custom device includes marking a body with reference points and/or other indicators. Multiple images of the body from multiple angles are then obtained. The images are used to determine the contours of the body and the other markings are located and used to design the custom device. The custom device can be fabricated as a single piece structure or in multiple pieces that are assembled to complete the custom device.06-03-2010
20120035888GENERATING MODEL DATA REPRESENTING A BIOLOGICAL BODY SECTION - A method of generating model data representing a body section of a biological organism, like e.g., a head or part thereof, a joint, or soft tissue, includes the steps of providing object data representing a first portion of the body section, providing standard data representing a complete standard body section, and subjecting the standard data to a registration process, wherein the model data to be generated are created by adapting the standard data to the object data, said model data representing the first portion of the body section and a second portion of the body section.02-09-2012
20100145662SOLID FINITE ELEMENTS SUITABLE FOR SIMULATING LARGE DEFORMATIONS AND/OR ROTATIONS OF A STRUCTURE - System and method of simulating large deformation and rotation of a structure in a finite element analysis used for improving structural design is disclosed. According to one aspect, a special purpose solid finite element is configured for simulating large deformations and/or rotations of a structure. The special purpose solid finite element comprises only corner nodes with each node having six degrees-of-freedom (DOF), three translational and three rotational. In other words, each node is configured to include translational deformation and rotation deformation, each of the translational and rotational deformation has three components corresponding to one of the six DOFs. According to another aspect, the special purpose solid element has a plurality of external edges. Each external edge has two ends, each end is located at one of the adjacent corner nodes. Additionally, translational deformation at mid-edge point of each external edge is implicitly embedded in the translational and rotational deformations of two adjacent corner nodes.06-10-2010
20110270586Method and System for Designing an Assembly of Objects in a System of Computer-Aided Design - The invention is directed to a method for designing an assembly of objects in a system of computer-aided design, the method comprising: (i) selecting a first object and a second object of the assembly, each of the first object and the second object having interface information; (ii) computing a set of relative positions between the first object and the second object of the assembly; (iii) ranking the relative positions of the set between the first object and the second object according to at least one criterion; and (iv) providing the best of the relative positions between the first object and the second object according to the ranking step.11-03-2011
20080234987Amalgamation of data models across multiple applications - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to synchronize project data models across multiple computer applications. A first computer design application in a first client computer obtains files that provide a first application project definition specific to the first computer design application. A first application specific conversion application converts, on the first client computer, the first application project definition into a unified project definition that is utilized by a server application. The unified project definition is transmitted to the server application that stores the definition and synchronizes it with additional computer design applications.09-25-2008
20080234986INTELLIGENT LAMM SCHEMATICS - A computer implemented method and computer usable program code for interacting with a system schematic. A system schematic having a plurality of components is graphically displayed. In response to receiving a selection of a control component, a state of the control component is altered. A set of effector components from the plurality of components are animated using a cause-and-effect relationship between the control component and the set of effector components are animated.09-25-2008
20110208482Variable Focus Point Lens - A variable focal point lens includes a transparent tank, which comprises a transparent enclosure containing a transparent flexible membrane separating the inner volume of the transparent tank into an upper tank portion and a lower tank portion. The upper tank portion and the lower tank portion contain liquids having different indices of refraction. The transparent flexible membrane is electrostatically displaced to change the thicknesses of the first tank portion and the second tank portion in the path of the light, thereby shifting the focal point of the lens axially and/or laterally. The electrostatic displacement of the membrane may be effected by a fixed charge in the membrane and an array of enclosure-side conductive structures on the transparent enclosure, or an array of membrane-side conductive structures on the transparent membrane and an array of enclosure-side conductive structures.08-25-2011
20080243446TIRE MODEL DETERMINING METHOD, TIRE TRANSIENT RESPONSE DATA CALCULATING METHOD, TIRE EVALUATING METHOD, AND TIRE DESIGNING METHOD - A transient response of a tire is simulated by using a effective data of a physical amount. The physical amount is set as a rolling condition of the tire and varies in time. The effective data of the physical amount is calculated by a convolution integral of a response function of an introduced first-order lag response and a time gradient of time-series data of the physical amount. In a tire model determining method, a time constant of a response function of the first-order lag response is determined from measured transient response data. In a tire transient response data calculating method, a transient response data is calculated by using the effective data of the physical amount which is calculated by using a desired physical amount and the first-order lag response.10-02-2008
20100274537Stress-based Topology Optimization Method and Tool10-28-2010
20110270584BUILDING STRUCTURE DISCOVERY AND DISPLAY FROM VARIOUS DATA ARTIFACTS AT SCENE - An approach for developing information about a building of which little or no information is known at a time when firefighters need to enter the building. The approach may incorporate obtaining an image of the building from a publicly available resource. An outside boundary of the building may be determined from the image. The number of floors may be determined. A 3D floor plan may be generated from the boundary and the number of floors. Structural components may be added to the 3D floor plan, which are deduced from movements of firefighters, and the movements may be deduced from their locations. The locations may be transmitted by devices on the firefighters. Structural components of the building indicated by persons in the vicinity of the building may also be added to the 3D floor plan.11-03-2011
20100145663METHOD FOR SIMULATING THE BEHAVIOR OF AN ARTICULATED SET OF BONES - A method of simulating the behavior of an articulated set of bone parts, in particular the vertebral column of a subject comprising a construction step of constructing a three-dimensional geometrical model of the set from data that is specific to the subject in a reference position; and a mechanical customization step of customizing the geometrical model by detailing at least some of the connection areas of the bone parts. The mechanical customization step includes a stage of customizing critical connection areas for the bone parts, referred to as junction areas; a data acquisition stage of acquiring data concerning the articulated bone set of the subject during at least one clinical test of posture in a position different from the reference position or a clinical test of movement starting from said reference position; and a characterization stage for characterizing the mechanical parameters of said junction areas in order to cause the model to reproduce the data acquired during the above-mentioned clinical test.06-10-2010
20100145664DENTAL MODELING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for simulating tooth movement utilizes electronic modeling to represent the teeth. Instant centers of rotation are determined and projected paths of movement are plotted. The electronic model provides improved precision and provides a method for simulating movement in three dimensions. The movement from growth and/or correction is shown with the electronic model. The simulation provides for improved correction.06-10-2010
20110208483METHOD FOR DESIGNING THE LAYOUT OF TURBINES IN A WINDFARM - A method and system for designing a layout of turbines on a grid is provided. The method comprises receiving wind data for each possible location of placement of a turbine on said grid; calculating an energy yield for a given layout of turbines on said grid as a nonlinear objective function, said function constrained by said wind data; implementing a bounding heuristic, said bounding heuristic comparing said calculated energy yield for said given layout of turbines to a current lower bound, and if said calculated energy yield is greater than the current lower bound, replacing the current lower bound with the calculated energy yield; and repeating the above steps for different layouts of turbines on the grid.08-25-2011
20110208489Method of Designing Optical Systems and Corresponding Optical System - An optical system including at least one light source, such as a LED source (08-25-2011
20110208487COMPUTER BASED MODELING OF PROCESSED FIBROUS MATERIALS - Computer based models of processed fibrous materials.08-25-2011
20110208486COMPUTER BASED MODELING OF FIBROUS MATERIALS - Computer based models of fibrous materials.08-25-2011
20110208485BONDING MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS AND BONDING MODEL GENERATION METHOD - A bonding surface extraction unit extracts, with reference to bonding information, data of a first bonding surface corresponding to a bottom surface of a bonding model from data of a first partial model and data of a second bonding surface corresponding to a top surface of the bonding model from data of a second partial model. The first partial model is a model of a pad included in a circuit board. The second partial model is a model of an electrode included in a component. The electrode is to be bonded to the pad with a bonding material. A bonding model generation unit generates a side surface establishing a link between outlines of the first bonding surface and the second bonding surface, and obtains data of the bonding model on the basis of a shape formed with the side surface, the first bonding surface, and the second bonding surface.08-25-2011
20100153074DESIGN SUPPORT APPARATUS - A design support apparatus for determining a plurality of objective functions for modeling an object having a plurality of elements, each of the elements providing variable geometrical parameters, the design support apparatus includes a memory for storing the variable geometrical parameters and a processor for executing a process including: determining boundary information associated with specified geometrical parameters of the elements which indicate a state of contact between the elements, dividing the variable geometrical parameters into a plurality of groups on the basis of the boundary information, and determining the plurality of objective functions for each of the groups by using the variable geometrical parameters.06-17-2010
20090119074METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPORTING DATA INTO PROGRAM CODE - The present invention relates to a method for designing a system. This method includes obtaining a visual representation of one or more components of the ventilation system. One or more property values are assigned to each of the components of the system, which may be achieved using first program code. Geometrical information representing the visual representation and the property values of each component are exported to a data file using the first program code. Standards information relating to the property values are stored. The data file is then imported into a second software application and the data file and the standards information is used to generate a final design using the second software application.05-07-2009
20090138243INTERFERENCE CHECKING METHOD, COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN DEVICE, AND INTERFERENCE CHECKING PROGRAM - An interference checking method, a computer-aided design device, and an interference checking program determining whether an interference has occurred between components of a product. The interference checking method includes loading geometric form data of components acquired from a second storage section and checking whether an interference has occurred and evaluating a position design of the product in accordance with the geometric form data of the components that have been loaded in the second storage section.05-28-2009
20090177445Design Structure For An Apparatus For Monitoring And Controlling Heat Generation In A Multi-Core Processor - A design structure for a processor may be embodied in a machine readable medium for designing, manufacturing or testing a processor integrated circuit. The design structure may control heat generation in a multi-core processor. The design structure may specify that each processor core includes a temperature sensor that reports temperature information to a processor controller. The design structure may also specify that if a particular processor core exceeds a predetermined temperature, the processor controller disables that processor core to allow that processor core to cool. The design structure may also specify that the processor controller enables the previously disabled processor core when the previously disabled processor core cools sufficiently to a normal operating temperature. In this manner, a multi-core processor may avoid undesirable hot spots that impact processor life.07-09-2009
20120072183Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Devising Treatment - Methods are disclosed for assessing the condition of a cartilage in a joint, particularly in a human knee. The methods include converting an image such as an MRI to a three dimensional map of the cartilage. The cartilage map can be correlated to a movement pattern of the joint to assess the affect of movement on cartilage wear. Changes in the thickness of cartilage over time can be determined so that therapies can be provided. Information o thickness of cartilage and curvature of cartilage or subchondral bone can be used to plan therapy. Information on movement pattern can be used to plan therapy.03-22-2012
20090187384Method for Generating Data of Plant Construction Simulation and System Thereof - A method for generating data of plant construction simulation, in which a scheduling system and a CAD system are used to prepare a construction plan, comprises steps of:07-23-2009
20090287459SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A CURVE OF AN OBJECT - A system and method for measuring a curve of an object includes aligning the ideal curve and the real point-cloud of the object, and defining a plurality of tolerance ranges for an area of a real curve of the object having a tolerance in a predetermined range. The method further includes determining a closest ideal point on the ideal curve corresponding to each real point in the real point-cloud, and assigning a serial number to each real point in the real point-cloud according to a sequence of the closest ideal points on the ideal curve. Furthermore, the method includes generating the real curve by connecting every two real points in the real point-cloud according to the serial number, and assigning a color to each line-segment according to the tolerance range in which two closest distances corresponding to two end-points of each line-segment fall.11-19-2009
20100004903METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A DIGITAL MODEL OF A ROUTE - A method of constructing a digital model of a road, includes the steps of acquiring a first set of data relating to the geometry of the road via a differential global positioning system (DGPS), acquiring a second set of data relating to the geometry of the road via a hybridized inertial unit with a global positioning system (GPS), indexing the values of the first and second sets of data by determining their confidence level, discarding the values of the first and second sets of data below a predefined confidence level in order to obtain a first and second set of corrected data, and aggregating the data of the first and second sets of corrected data in order to obtain the digital model of the road. The applicable to the fields of road cartography for navigation and road management, for the creation of adaptive localized algorithms.01-07-2010
20090006043Method for the simulation of the haptic of an interaction of a guided object with a virtual three-dimensional object - The object of the instant invention is a method for simulating the haptics of an interaction of an object guided by a user, hereinafter referred to as tool, with a virtual three-dimensional object, in particular the scanning of the surface of the simulated object and/or the penetration of the guided object into the simulated object, under material removal, if applicable.01-01-2009
20090006039THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) STRUCTURE DATA CREATION METHOD, 3D STRUCTURE DATA CREATION APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORD MEDIA AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - A three-dimensional (3D) structure data creation technique capable of readily creating 3D structure data is disclosed. This method is for producing data of a 3D structure which is made up of a plurality of elements. The method includes the steps of preparing first and second two-dimensional (2D) sectional images different in normal vector from each other, forming first and second unit graphics based on these 2D images, partitioning each unit graphic on a per-element basis, performing layout arrangement of two unit graphics in accordance with normal vectors, expanding these unit graphics for conversion to 3D objects, and allocating a selected element to a region in which elements of the unit graphics failing to coincide with each other, which region is included in and specified from those regions with intersection of respective partitioned parts of the unit graphics, thereby to create the 3D structure data required.01-01-2009
20080306714METHOD FOR DIGITALIZING THREE-DIMENSIONAL COMPONENTS - A three-dimensional component (12-11-2008
20090187385REDUCING THE SIZE OF A MODEL USING VISIBILITY FACTORS - A computer-implemented method and system reduces size of a data structure of a computer-aided design (CAD) model. Given a CAD model formed of a plurality of modeling elements, the method and system provide one or more geometric entities defining modeling elements of the CAD model. The geometric entities have corresponding graphical entities configured to display the CAD model. For each modeling element, the method and system determine visibility of the modeling element and produce a reduced data structure by storing in the structure graphic data representing the graphical entities and geometric data of only certain ones of the geometric entities determined as a function of visibility of the corresponding modeling elements.07-23-2009
20130218525Methods and Systems for Generating and Editing Surfaces - Methods and systems for generating surface data from polygonal data are disclosed. The methods and systems receive polygonal data which describe discrete points on an object. The methods and systems analyze and use the data to calculate and define a continuous BREP object which accurately represents the original polygonal object. In some embodiments, the BREP object is modified and certain details of the modification operations are recorded. The polygonal data may be edited and a new BREP object created based on the edited polygonal data. The new BREP object may be automatically modified by automatically reperforming the recorded modification operations.08-22-2013
20130218526Identifying A Highly Diverse Set Of Multi Objective Designs - A method of identifying a set of designs compliant with one or more constraints. The method comprises providing an objective space of one or more objectives and a design variables space, examining a plurality of designs which comply with one or more constraints of one or more objectives, identifying, according to the examination, a high diversity set comprising members from the plurality of designs which have corresponding design variables in the design variables space with a diversity value that is greater than a respective diversity value pertaining to at least one set of members from the plurality of designs, and outputting the high diversity set.08-22-2013
20090055134System and Method for Implementing Optimized Creation of Openings for De-Gassing in an Electronic Package - System and method for designing an electronic package. A placement manager receives a physical design of an electronic package from a packaging design tool. The placement manager receives design constraints regarding the physical design for the electronic package. The placement manager inserts specifications for at least one de-gassing opening in the physical design for the electronic package, wherein the specification for at least one de-gassing opening are created in accordance with said design constraints regarding said physical design of said electronic package. The placement manager outputs an updated physical design of the electronic package.02-26-2009
20090055135METHODS FOR DESIGNING SECONDARY CUTTING STRUCTURES FOR A BOTTOM HOLE ASSEMBLY - A method for designing a secondary cutting structure for use in a bottom hole assembly, the method including defining initial design parameters for the secondary cutting structure and analyzing forces acting on the secondary cutting structure. Additionally, the method includes modifying at least one design element of the secondary cutting structure and simulating an effect of the modifying on both the secondary cutting structure and a primary cutting structure to determine if an improved condition is met. Also, a method for designing a drilling tool assembly, the method including defining initial drilling tool assembly design parameters including a primary cutting structure and a secondary cutting structure, and simulating a dynamic response of the drilling tool assembly. Additionally, the method includes adjusting at least one design element of the secondary cutting structure based on the dynamic response of the drilling tool assembly, determining if the adjusted design element improved a condition of the drilling, and repeating the simulating and adjusting until the condition is optimized.02-26-2009
20090144029SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING CODE COMPLIANT WALL BRACING - Aspects of the present invention are directed at determining whether a structure's braced wall layout complies with building code bracing requirements. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided that obtains input describing the geometry of the braced wall line. Then, the applicable building codes that define the wall bracing requirements for the structure are identified. Each bracing member in the braced wall line is selected and processed so that the method may compile data that identifies the location of each bracing member and quantifies the bracing provided in the aggregate. Then, a determination may be made regarding whether the aggregate amount and location of bracing that is provided is a sufficient to satisfy the applicable building codes.06-04-2009
20090326876SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLISION-FREE CAD DESIGN OF PIPE AND TUBE PATHS - A system, method, and computer program product for automated creation of collision-free paths for pipes and tubes in a CAD system. A method includes receiving inputs, in a data processing system, defining at least a start point and destination point for a pipe in a CAD environment, and a diameter for the pipe. The method includes determining sample points between the start point and destination point. The method also includes building a graph including the sample points and the start point and the destination points as nodes and a plurality of edges connecting the nodes. The method also includes computing a path through the graph between the start point and the destination point. The method also includes, for each node in the path, testing each edge connected to the node to determine if there is a collision along the edge between a test object model and a background model geometry in the CAD environment, and removing from the graph any edge that has a collision. If there is no collision along an edge of the path, then designating the path as a successful path and displaying the successful path to a user by the data processing system.12-31-2009
20090326873INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN IN OPTICAL SHRINK TECHNOLOGY NODE - Disclosed is a system, method, and computer-readable medium for designing a circuit and/or IC chip to be provided using an optical shrink technology node. Initial design data may be provided in a first technology node and through the use of embedding scaling factors in one or more EDA tools of the design flow, a design (e.g., mask data) can be generated for the circuit in an optical shrink technology node. Examples of EDA tools in which embedded scaling factors may be provided are simulation models and extraction tools including LPE decks and RC extraction technology files.12-31-2009
20080319715LIGHT GUIDE PLATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A light guide plate includes a light incident surface to which light is incident as incident light, an opposite surface formed opposite to the light incident surface, a light emitting surface through which the incident light is emitted, a rear surface formed opposite to the light emitting surface and including a prism pattern which reflects the incident light to the light emitting surface, and lateral surfaces, wherein a diffuse reflection pattern is formed on at least any one of the light emitting surface and the lateral surfaces to diffuse-reflect light incident to the lateral surfaces, thus rendering a brightness at both the opposite surface and the light incident surface substantially uniform.12-25-2008
20110224953ENERGY FACILITY CONTROL SYSTEM - An energy facility control system transforms the manner in which energy facilities create, modify, share, and store information during all phases of their lifecycles, from licensing through construction and decommissioning. The energy facility control system provides energy operators and their suppliers with collaborative toolsets to help improve accuracy, reliability and efficiency during every stage of an energy facility's lifecycle.09-15-2011
20110224955TOOLS FOR CUSTOMIZED DESIGN OF DENTAL RESTORATIONS - The present invention relates to tools in a system for the design of customized three-dimensional models of dental restorations for subsequent manufacturing. Dental restorations such as implant abutments, copings, crowns, wax-ups, bridge frameworks. Moreover, the invention relates to a computer-readable medium for implementing such a system on a computer.09-15-2011
20110224952MULTIPLE DAMAGE METHOD FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN OPTIMIZATION - A computer-aided method for carrying out the structural design of a part subjected to damages having significant effects on its structural integrity, such as an aircraft fuselage section subjected to a PBR event, comprising steps of: Obtaining FE models that include all the relevant information for an optimization analysis for the un-damaged part and for at least one possible damaged part; Defining at least one design variable of said part and at least one design constraint and one load case for said un-damaged part and for said damaged part; Providing at least one simulation module for analyzing one or more failure modes of said part; Iteratively modifying the design variables of said part for the purpose of optimizing said target function by analyzing simultaneously said un-damaged part and said at least one damaged part using said at least one simulation module.09-15-2011
20090240475THREE DIMENSIONAL COORDINATES OF HYPOXIA INDUCIBLE FACTOR 1 ALPHA (HIF-1 ALPHA) PROLYL HYDROXYLASE (EGLN1) AND USES THEREOF - The crystal structure of ligand-bound EGLN1 catalytic domain of prolyl hydroxylase is disclosed. These coordinates are useful in computer aided drug design for identifying compounds that regulate EGLN1 prolyl hydroxylase and thereby regulate HIF-regulated disorders.09-24-2009
20090024364Methods and systems for molecular inhibition of protein misfolding - Methods and systems are described which relate to polypeptide structural models and interacting molecule structures.01-22-2009
20090024362VIRTUAL BACKLIGHT FRAMEWORK - A software interface for designing backlights is disclosed. The software has three particular aspects, summarized briefly here. In one embodiment, a first aspect is “sharing” or “collaborating”, in which any users in a group can read and write annotated components, annotated designs and annotated results. In another embodiment, a second aspect is “metadata”, in which the software automatically analyzes the components, the design, and/or the results. In another embodiment, a third aspect is “workflow driven”, in which the software first provides a graphical user interface for selecting options, then the user selects one or more options, then the software provides a further graphical user interface for providing detail information, then the user provides detail information for a cavity and/or one or more backlight components.01-22-2009
20090083006METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL INVERSION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC DATA - Methods and systems in accordance with this invention perform three-dimensional inversion of electromagnetic data, such as magnetotelluric (“MT”) data and controlled-source electromagnetic (“CSEM”) data, and three-dimensional joint inversion of MT and CSEM data. In exemplary embodiments, nonlinear conjugate gradient (“NLCG”) methods are used in lieu of iterative, linearized inversion, and line-search and preconditioning techniques are used that accommodate and exploit the structure of the MCSEM and MT problem.03-26-2009
20090083007SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING WALL THICKNESS IN GRAPHIC MODEL - A system, method, and computer program product for measuring wall thickness. After an internal body topology of the model is generated, the topology is traversed between wall elements to determine wall thickness.03-26-2009
20090083005GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING VOID INPAINTING BASED UPON SELECTABLE INPAINTING FUNCTIONS 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, and inpainting data into at least one void of the geospatial model frequency domain data set based upon an initial selected inpainting function from among a plurality of different inpainting functions. The processor may further select and transform a test sample of the inpainted geospatial model frequency domain data set into a corresponding test sample geospatial model spatial domain data set, and compare the reference sample geospatial model spatial domain data set and the test sample geospatial model spatial domain data set to determine whether to repeat the inpainting using a different inpainting function from among the plurality thereof.03-26-2009
20110144957METHOD FOR THE DESIGNING OF TOOLS - The invention concerns a method for the creation of addendums (06-16-2011
20110144956METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPORTING DATA INTO PROGRAM CODE - The present invention relates to a method for designing a system. This method includes obtaining a visual representation of one or more components of the ventilation system. One or more property values are assigned to each of the components of the system, which may be achieved using first program code. Geometrical information representing the visual representation and the property values of each component are exported to a data file using the first program code. Standards information relating to the property values are stored. The data file is then imported into a second software application and the data tile and the standards information is used to generate a final design using the second software application.06-16-2011
20110144955SYSTEM FOR MODELING DYNAMIC RESPONSE CHANGES IN AN ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY - A system and method for designing a crashworthiness system is taught. The system utilizes computer models of anthropomorphic dummies having material properties which change as a function of time.06-16-2011
20110144954GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM USING SINGLE OPTICAL IMAGES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system includes a display, a geospatial database, and a processor. The processor generates a model based upon a single optical image and a digital elevation model (DEM), and without registration of multiple optical images. The processor also generates time-lapsed models based upon single time-lapsed optical images and the DEM, and without registration of multiple time-lapsed optical images. Regions of interest are user selected from the time-lapsed models, and are displayed along with the model.06-16-2011
20090055138Methods and systems for molecular inhibition - Methods and systems are described which identify the structure of a biochemical or pathogenic molecule as well as at least one interacting molecule structure. These structures may be predicted to form at least one complex. In some embodiments, the stability and toxicity of at least one molecule structure and/or complex may be predicted.02-26-2009
20090055137METHOD FOR OBTAINING GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF AN ANATOMIC PART - The method provides a way to obtain geometric properties of an anatomic part defined in a model representing the actual anatomic part in a computer or the like. The geometric properties are calculated using analytic-function parameter values of a plurality of basic-geometry items forming an analytic representation approximating the anatomic part. The analytic-function parameter values are computed by performing an optimization technique.02-26-2009
20110224956Methods and Systems for Parameter-Sensitive and Orthogonal Gauge Design for Lithography Calibration - Methods according to the present invention provide computationally efficient techniques for designing gauge patterns for calibrating a model for use in a simulation process, and which minimize degeneracy between model parameters, and thus maximize pattern coverage for parameter calibration. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods of designing gauge patterns that achieve complete coverage of parameter variations with minimum number of gauges and corresponding measurements in the calibration of a lithographic process utilized to image a target design having a plurality of features. According to some aspects, a method according to the invention includes transforming the space of model parametric space (based on CD sensitivity or Delta TCCs), then iteratively identifying the direction that is most orthogonal to existing gauges' CD sensitivities in this new space, and determining most sensitive line width/pitch combination with optimal assist feature placement which leads to most sensitive CD changes along that direction in model parametric space.09-15-2011
20110224951Integrated Framework for Finite-Element Methods for Package, Device and Circuit Co-Design - Electrical finite element analysis is carried out on a circuit design, which includes devices, to determine an acceptable power-performance envelope and to obtain data for circuit temperature mapping. A circuit temperature map is developed for the circuit design, based on the data for circuit temperature mapping. Thermo-mechanical finite element analysis is carried out on a package design for the circuit design, based on the circuit temperature map, to determine a package reliability limit based on thermal stress considerations. It is determined whether the package design and the circuit design jointly satisfy: (i) power-performance conditions specified in the acceptable power-performance envelope; and (ii) the package reliability limit based on the thermal stress considerations.09-15-2011
20120143570METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ONTOLOGY-ENABLED TRACEABILITY IN DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS - A system and method for ontology-enhanced traceability in design and management applications employ ontology nodes embedded in a processor executable traceability link (network) coupling processor executable requirement modules to processor executable engineering object modules to facilitate in all stages of engineering object development. The engineering object development occurs through multiple models of computation, control, and visualization platform networked together via ontology-enhanced traceability mechanism. Processor executable design rule checking module embedded in the design concept nodes creates a pathway for the development process validation and verification at early stages of the object lifecycle. Linking of ontologies/meta-models is performed for the purposes of supporting ontology-enabled traceability across multiple domains.06-07-2012
20120078592SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND TOOLS FOR PROOFING A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OBJECT - A plastic tolerance proofing tool adapted to be implemented with a computer system. The computer system includes a processor and a memory storing a CAD object of an apparatus to be manufactured with a material. The tool includes a criteria selector operable to prompt for and receive a type of plastic material for the apparatus to be manufactured in and an extractor operable to determine a nominal dimension and a related tolerance from the CAD object. The tool further includes a comparator operable to compare the tolerance with a first threshold and a second threshold, and a tagging module operable to tag the CAD object based on the comparisons.03-29-2012
20120078591SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND TOOLS FOR PROOFING A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OBJECT - A casting tolerance proofing tool adapted to be implemented with a computer system. The computer system has a processor and a memory storing a CAD object of an apparatus to be manufactured with a casting process. The proofing tool includes a criteria selector operable to prompt for and receive a type of casting process for the apparatus to be manufactured with, and an extractor operable to determine a nominal dimension and a related tolerance from the CAD object. The proofing tool further includes a comparator operable to compare the tolerance with a first threshold and a second threshold.03-29-2012
20120078589UNIFIED HANDLE APPROACH FOR MOVING AND EXTRUDING OBJECTS IN A 3-D EDITOR - A computer-implemented tool for manipulating and controlling objects within a three-dimensional (3-D) model includes a modal indication of state for whether to perform an extrusion operation, a tool origin configured to indicate an object defined within the 3-D model, and a tool handle pair including a first handle and a second handle configured such that the first handle and the second handle are linearly aligned along an axis that extends through the tool origin such that the first handle is arrange opposite to the second handle with the tool origin disposed therebetween. The axis Is further aligned and associated with a second axis corresponding to the object such that, in response to an input associated with one of the handles, a processor configured to generate the 3-D model and implement a model editor alters the object indicated by the tool origin.03-29-2012
20120078588INFERRING AND MAINTAINING SYMMETRY RELATIONSHIPS IN A 3-D EDITOR - A system for controlling symmetry relationships in a three-dimensional (3-D) model is disclosed. The system includes a processor and a memory in communication with the processor. The memory is configured to store processor-executable instructions to identify a prototype object defined within the 3-D model, detect a symmetry object associated on the identified prototype object such that the symmetry object relates to the prototype object based on a differentiation function, quantify a plurality of model parameters associated with the symmetry object such that the plurality of model parameters defines the differentiation function, and couple the prototype object and the symmetry object based such that an update to one of the objects propagates to other object.03-29-2012
20120078587Designing A Modeled Object Within A Session Of A Computer-Aided Design System Interacting With A Database - The invention is directed to a method for designing a modeled object within a session of CAD system interacting with a database. The method comprises:03-29-2012
20120078586OPTICS FOR AN EXTENDED DEPTH OF FIELD - An optical imaging assembly having cylindrical symmetry, comprising a plurality of lenses having surfaces with curvatures and spacings between the surfaces, such that an optical image formed by the plurality of lenses has a defocus aberration coefficient greater than 0.1 at a focal plane of the assembly.03-29-2012
20120078585METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTING GEOMETRIC SKELETONS AND MEDIAL ZONES OF RIGID AND NON-RIGID SHAPES - A method and system for constructing geometric skeletons of rigid and non-rigid shapes are disclosed, including a method of constructing a convexized skeleton (C-skeleton). A method for determining a medial zone, and its practical applications, are also disclosed.03-29-2012
20120078584METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE SIMULATION OF THE HUMAN FACTOR IN ASSEMBLY PROCESSES03-29-2012
20120078583System for a structure or a building - The present invention is about a design system for the structural design of a structure or building which shall be designed following an applicable standard defining the load combinations and the control values, the said structure or building being constituted of loadbearing members and subject to loads, the load combinations defined in the said applicable standard and applied to the said loadbearing members with the substantially most unfavourable load configuration being intended to induce maximum values of stresses and/or deflections in the said loadbearing members not exceeding the control values defined in the said standard, characterized in that the said design system comprises a database intended to store the numerical values corresponding to parameters related to the act of design, the said parameters taking different numerical values depending on the structure, the building, the materials, the usage, the geographical localisation or the applicable standard.03-29-2012
20120078581Variational Modeling with Removal Features - Systems, methods, and computer readable mediums. A method includes receiving a geometric model including at least one removal feature having at least one face. The method includes designating at least one face as a remain variational face and adding a constraint to the designated face. The method includes performing a variational edit on the model using the constraints to the designated face and storing the edited model.03-29-2012
20120078580Integrated History-Free and History-Based Modeling - A system, method, and computer readable medium. A method includes receiving a model tree that defines a three-dimensional (3D) model. The model tree includes a history-free parent node that defines a complex 3D model and a plurality of history-based child nodes that define additional features that modify the complex 3D model. The method includes computing the 3D model, where the computed 3D model combines the parent node and the child nodes. The method includes displaying the computed 3D model as the complex 3D model modified by the additional features defined by the child nodes.03-29-2012
20080262801Tower of numeric types - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing a numeric tower that represents a structure supporting statically defined numeric data types. The numeric data types each are operable to implement a different but accurate representation of a particular value. Numeric operations are supported for the numeric tower that can be performed with any of the statically defined numeric data types. The numeric tower is extensible, and allows for additional statically defined numeric data types to be added, as well as operations. The numeric tower is also operable to detect overflow situations. For example, suppose a result of an operation will result in an overflow situation because the operation does not fit within a range supported by the particular numeric type. The system converts the numeric type to a different one of the numeric data types when the result does not fit within a range supported by the first one.10-23-2008
20080262800Construction Method - A method for construction of structures from blocks of building material, such as quarried rocks, which includes scanning irregularly or randomly shaped blocks of building material, the blocks having no pre-existing required arrangement, to obtain scan data representing the respective size and shape of each of the blocks. Each scanned block is uniquely identified and associated with the corresponding scan data. A virtual structure is determined, representing the size and shape of the structure to be constructed. Scan data is processed according to at least one predetermined criterion to choose at least one scanned block and determine a desired orientation and position of the at least one scanned block within the virtual structure; and build data is output, representing instructions regarding the desired position of the scanned block in the structure. Build data may be used to construct the structure one block at a time, or in batches of blocks.10-23-2008
20090144028METHOD AND APPARATUS OF COMBINING MIXED RESOLUTION DATABASES AND MIXED RADIO FREQUENCY PROPAGATION TECHNIQUES06-04-2009
20110231161AUTO-TRANSPOSE REPLICATION - A system and method for auto-transpose replication is provided. Auto-transpose replication may be considered the ability to automatically create copies of a given prototype model. Auto-transpose replication may include receiving a first list of data values and determining a total number of levels of the first list. Auto-transpose may also include creating a rectangularized list, where the rectangularized list is a rectangularized copy of the first list based on the determined total number of levels of the first list. Further, auto-transpose may include creating a return list, detecting an item at the deepest level of the rectangularized list, calculating an index trail of the item, rotating the values in the index trail, and storing the item into the return list according to the rotated index trail.09-22-2011
20090248369Automatic Coloring Of Rigid Groups Of Parts - One embodiment of the invention sets forth a CAD application configured to receive an instruction to process a first rigid body in a CAD model and to create a graphic style table that includes a listing of available graphic styles to apply to the rigid bodies in the CAD model. The CAD application is further configured to analyze assembly data associated with the first rigid body to determine if the first rigid body includes any user-defined characteristics. The CAD application is configured to select a first graphic style and apply the first graphic style to each of the geometric bodies included in the first rigid body. Advantageously, embodiments of the invention provide users with a better visual understanding of each rigid body in an assembly and the dynamic relationships between those rigid bodies.10-01-2009
20120197603Computer Code and Method for Designing a Multi-Family Dwelling - A collection of dwelling unit module designs is created from which multi-family dwelling buildings or the multi-family portion of a mixed-use building may be designed. The module designs each fit onto uniform grid intervals defining a structural support system which may fit a parking layout below the units. A module design may include an individual unit or a stack of units. A graphical user interface to a computer system accommodates defining a site specific outline for the building and filling the outline with dwelling unit modules from the collection. The dwelling unit module designs may be designed and perfected in a manner independent of and in advance of any specific project and project schedule.08-02-2012
20120197601INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR - Two dimensional developed view data of a three dimensional structure is obtained. Layer structure information of a sheet-shaped component which has a laminated structure, and bend information of a indicated by the obtained data are input. For coordinates of the obtained data, a principal axis direction in which the shape of an inner structure of the component does not change is set. The layer structure information and information representing the principal axis direction are added to each surface indicated by the obtained data. The three dimensional shape of the three dimensional structure is generated using the obtained data and the bend information. Using the layer structure information and the information representing the principal axis direction added to each surface, a three dimensional model in which the shape of the laminated structure of the component is added to each surface indicated by the three dimensional shape is generated.08-02-2012
20120197600SENSOR PLACEMENT AND ANALYSIS USING A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - A process for sensor placement and analysis using a virtual environment includes receiving into a computer processor a model of an area, a position in the model that represents a placement of a virtual sensor, and an orientation of the virtual sensor. A shadow map of the area is generated as a function of the position and orientation of the virtual sensor. The shadow map is used to determine one or more portions of the area that can be sensed by the virtual sensor. The area of the model that is covered as a function of the position and orientation of the virtual sensor is determined, and information relating to the area of the model that is covered as a function of the position and orientation of the virtual sensor is transmitted to an output device.08-02-2012
20090259441COMMUNICATION NETWORK DESIGNING METHOD, COMMUNICATION DESIGNING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - The present invention is to provide a communication network designing method based on an actual condition of social network structured on a communication network, a communication network designing program, and a recording medium on which the program is recorded.10-15-2009
20120035886VISUAL PATHFINDER FOR PRODUCT STRUCTURE RECURSIONS - A system and method to identify recursion in a virtual product structure. Initially, the virtual product structure is analyzed to identify the existence of a recursion. Once a recursion is identified, a graphical representation of the virtual product structure is generated and displayed to graphically exposure the recursion. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.02-09-2012
20080319716CEILING-ONLY DRY SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDRESSING A STORAGE OCCUPANCY FIRE - A ceiling-only dry sprinkler system configured to address a storage occupancy fire event with a sprinkler operational area sufficient in size to surround and drown the fire. The system and method preferably provide for the surround and effect by activating one or more initial sprinklers, delaying fluid flow to the initial activated sprinklers for a defined delay period to permit the thermal activation of a subsequent one or more sprinklers so as to form the preferred sprinkler operational area. The sprinklers of the operational area are preferably configured so as to provide sufficient fluid volume and cooling to address the fire-event with a surround and drown configuration. The defined delay period is of a defined period having a maximum and a minimum. The preferred sprinkler system is adapted for fire protection of storage commodities and provides a ceiling only system that eliminates or otherwise minimizes the economic disadvantages and design penalties of current dry sprinkler system design.12-25-2008
20090259440PART STANDARD GEOMETRY MANAGEMENT IN A COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN SYSTEM - A computer implemented method for managing parts used by different types of computer aided design systems. A master model of a part may be created. The master model is independent of a format used by the different types of computer aided design systems to handle parts. A view of the master model is created to form a geometric view in response to a request to distribute the part. The geometric view comprises parametric information about the part and dimension information for the part. A specific part model usable by the selected type of computer aided design system is created from the content stored in the storage system in response to a request for the part for use by a selected type of computer aided design system. The instance of the part is sent to the selected type of computer aided design system.10-15-2009
20090259443INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - While a recording mode is being set, a manipulation log about a manipulation target virtual object is recorded in a memory (S10-15-2009
20090259442SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEOMETRIC EDITING - A system, method, and computer program for modifying a solid model representation that is manipulated in a computer having software instructions for design, comprising: a computer system, wherein the computer system includes a memory, a processor, a user input device, and a display device; a computer generated geometric model stored in the memory in the memory of the computer system; and wherein the computer system receives user input and accesses at least one data file having a plurality of geometric model definitions that define a geometric model; converts the geometric model definitions into a geometric representation of the geometric model; calculates a plurality of geometric conditions between at least one geometry identified by a user and the geometric model to create a set of constraints; and calculates a modified geometric model with a modified geometry according the set of constraints to display to the user; and appropriate means and computer-readable instructions.10-15-2009
20100169058MODELING STRUCTURE FOR SIMULATION OF TRAPEZOIDAL METAL LINE - Embodiments relate to a semiconductor technology, and more particularly, to a modeling structure for simulation of a trapezoidal metal line. The modeling structure for simulation of a trapezoidal metal line includes a top step with a width A, a bottom step with a width B, a middle step with a width equal to an average of the width A and the width B, and a total height C, wherein the middle step has a height equal to a value obtainable by subtracting both a height of the top step and a height of the bottom step from the total height C.07-01-2010
20100185419ALGORITHM FOR DESIGNING IRREVERSIBLE INHIBITORS - The invention is an algorithm and method for designing an inhibitor that covalently binds a target polypeptide. The algorithm and method can be used to rapidly and efficiently convert reversible inhibitors into irreversible inhibitors.07-22-2010
20100169057DENTAL MODELING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for simulating tooth movement utilizes electronic modeling to represent the teeth. Instant centers of rotation are determined and projected paths of movement are plotted. The electronic model provides improved precision and provides a method for simulating movement in three dimensions. The movement from growth and/or correction is shown with the electronic model. The simulation provides for improved correction.07-01-2010
20100191510METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR USE IN DENTAL PROCEDURES - A method and system are provided for providing patient data useful for dental procedures, including scanning a dental structure of a patient when coupled to a geometric structure to provide a virtual model representative of the coupling and the dental structure, and relating the virtual model to a body reference of the patient.07-29-2010
20100191512POWER SUPPLY DESIGN - In one embodiment, there is provided a method for a computer aiding a design of a power supply that includes extracting data of one of a plurality of power supplies of an apparatus from a product data about the apparatus, extracting data of a power supply system from a power supply system data, the power supply system is not allocated to any of the plurality of power supplies of the apparatus and associating the extracted data of the power supply with the extracted data of the power supply system in a power supply allocation result data.07-29-2010
20100217566AUTOMATED SOLAR COLLECTOR INSTALLATION DESIGN INCLUDING ABILITY TO DEFINE HETEROGENEOUS DESIGN PREFERENCES - Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined “features” with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences. Distinct apertures may provide heterogeneous regions of collector layout according to the user-defined design preferences.08-26-2010
20100161287MEASUREMENT DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system and process for managing measurement data and generating production and engineering drawings from measurements obtained from a sample population parts to generates and parametrically update engineering and production drawings from measurement data of actual parts. The system and process provides efficient allocation of measurement resources to generate engineering drawings and models. The resources are allocated in a manner that eliminates and reduce time required for producing and generating usable engineering models and drawings.06-24-2010
20100161288INTERACTIVE SYSTEM FOR A ROOM DESIGN - A computerized system and a method for interactively designing a room within a home. The system has a processor, a data storage device, a set of computer readable instructions and a user interface with a visual display for receiving design inputs and displaying design inquiries and outputs. The invention displays the design inquiries on the user interface, with at least one of the design inquiries regarding a location of the room in the home, receives from the user interface design inputs responsive to the design inquiries, determines design requirements for the room based on the design inputs, determines a room design for the room based on the design requirements, including populating the room design with at least one appliance based on the room location, and displays a graphical representation of the room design on the user interface.06-24-2010
20100235147GENERATION DEVICE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARRANGEMENT ADJUSTMENT CAD DATA FOR CABLE HOUSING COMPONENTS, AND CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR SAME - A device even at the time of initial planning of plant design easily and rapidly generates three-dimensional arrangement adjustment CAD data which describes a route for arrangement of cable housing components. An area generation section 09-16-2010
20100217563MODELING A RESERVOIR USING A COMPARTMENT MODEL AND A GEOMECHANICAL MODEL - An efficient and cost-effective technique is provided to perform modeling of a reservoir in a subterranean structure. A compartment model of fluid compartments in a reservoir is generated, and based on the compartment model and a geomechanical model of the subterranean structure, movement of a ground surface due to volumetric change of the compartments is calculated. Satellite measurements of the ground surface are received over time, where the received satellite measurements of the ground surface over time indicate movement of the ground surface. The movement of the ground surface indicated by the received satellite measurements is compared with the calculated movement, and based on the comparing, one or more properties of the geomechanical model are adjusted.08-26-2010
20100228528SITING PLAN SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for siting at least one model on a siting plan. The system may include: a site plan database and a siting generator operatively coupled to the site plan database. The site plan database may include at least one layout record corresponding to a site plan having a set of at least one lot. The siting generator is configured to generate a siting plan corresponding to the layout record. The siting generator may be configured to determine a plurality of lot boundaries on the siting plan, with each lot boundary corresponding to at least one lot on the siting plan. The siting generator may further be configured to determine a model/lot siting corresponding to a combination of a model and a lot on the siting plan.09-09-2010
20100223031METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAPPING OF MULTIPLE-FLOOR STRUCTURES - A method for mapping a multiple-floor structure includes building a plurality of maps that includes one map for each of at least two of the floors, detecting a set of anchor points, where the set of anchor points includes at least one anchor point on each of the maps, linking the anchor points to produce a set of linked anchor points, and aligning the maps around the set of linked anchor points to produce a set of aligned maps. A method for mapping a structure using a single robot includes generating, by the robot, a first map at a first point in time, storing the first map, generating, by the same robot, a second map at a second point in time subsequent to the first point in time, and aggregating the first map and the second map to produce an aggregated map.09-02-2010
20100241406GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING BUILDING ROOF TYPE IDENTIFICATION FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model database and a processor. The processor may cooperate with the geospatial database for identifying a building roof type defined by building roof data points as being from among a plurality of possible building roof types. This may be done based upon applying multi-directional gradient calculations to the building roof data points.09-23-2010
20100217567SCANNING DENTAL MODELS - A system for generating an electronic model having a common coordinate system includes a scanning device; a first plate module; and a second plate module. Each of the plate modules is configured to separately couple to the scanning device. The plate modules also can be moveably coupled together using an articulation device. Each of the plate modules includes alignment structures (e.g., spheres) to facilitate determining a position and orientation of the plate modules within a coordinate system of the scanning device.08-26-2010
20110112803Method and System for Designing an Assembly of Objects in a System of Computer-Aided Design - The invention is directed to a method for designing an assembly of objects in a system of computer-aided design, the method comprising: (i) selecting a first object and a second object of the assembly, each of the first object and the second object having interface information; (ii) computing a set of positions of the first object relatively to the second object of the assembly; and (ii) displaying simultaneously representations of the computed positions of the first object relatively to the second object.05-12-2011
20110112802System and Method For Visualizing Data Corresponding To Physical Objects - There is provided a system and method for providing a visualization of data corresponding to a physical structure, the data relating to a property that varies along a curved path. An exemplary method comprises defining the curved path by successively computing values for a position, a measured depth and an exit vector for a plurality of path points along the curved path. The exemplary method also comprises providing a visual representation corresponding to the data for the property.05-12-2011
20100217565AUTOMATED SOLAR COLLECTOR INSTALLATION DESIGN - Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined “features” with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives.08-26-2010
20100217564ADVANCED PHYSICAL SIMULATOR - A method of physical simulation of an integrated circuit design comprising the steps of (A) reading design information for an integrated circuit from a computer readable storage medium, (B) reading library information and physical design information from the computer readable storage medium, (C) simulating the integrated circuit design based upon the library information and the physical design information using a computer, where the simulation of the integrated circuit design provides signoff accurate results and (D) determining whether the integrated circuit design meets one or more performance goals based upon results of the simulation of the integrated circuit design.08-26-2010
20100223032Methods and Apparatuses for Proposing Resolutions to Conflicts in a CAD Drawing with Reflections - Methods, apparatuses, systems, and software for proposing a resolution to a position conflict between a graphic object within a drawing sharing a portion of, up to all of, the one or more locations of other graphic objects, comprising the steps of: identifying a proposed new location of the graphic object within the drawing that will resolve the conflict; creating a reflection of the graphic object depicting the graphic object as it would appear at the proposed new location without moving the graphic object from its location; and determining whether the proposed new location will clear the conflict by not sharing a portion of the one or more locations, including embodiments directed to the use of reflections, alert/conflict bubbles, modeless drawing windows, and clipping planes.09-02-2010
20100223030THREE-DIMENSIONAL BOARD WARP ANALYSIS SYSTEM, THREE-DIMENSIONAL BOARD WARP ANALYSIS DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL BOARD WARP ANALYSIS METHOD AND PROGRAM - Provided is highly accurate three-dimensional board warp analysis technology that can optimize at a development design phase material quality, size, reflow heating profile, or the like of a printed wiring board and various kinds of electronic components mounted on the board. The invention is characterized in comprising a model making-out means that adds a characteristic value of a material to shape data indicative of a shape of board to make out model data, a model division means that carries out vertical and lateral divisions equally base on the model data, a calculation means that calculates warp of cutting plane and a counter sectional plane of each of the divided models, and a conversion means that connects the cutting planes with each other after the calculation and converts them into warp data on the entire coordinate system.09-02-2010
20100235148Transferring Structural Loads and Displacements Between Analysis and Design Software - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for receiving in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) tool result information and load information from a first analysis program, the result information determined by performing an analysis of a plurality of physical elements in a CAD model. And providing one or more of the result information or the load information from the CAD tool to a second analysis program.09-16-2010
20090076778SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING A VOLTAGE REGULATOR MODULE - A computer-implemented method for designing a voltage regulator module (VRM) is disclosed. The method includes receiving design parameters and a component data for each component and storing the design parameters and the component data for each component into a component selection table, calculating a work efficiency of the VRM, and storing the work efficiency into a power computation table. The method further includes simulating a derating of each component according to a corresponding rated stress of each component if the work efficiency is greater than or equal to a predetermined work efficiency, calculating a stress ratio of each component, and storing the stress ratio into a component derating table. The component selection table, the power computation table and the component derating table are stored to form a desired VRM model if the stress ratio of each component meets a corresponding derating specification.03-19-2009
20100145661PROGRESSIVE MODEL-BASED ADAPTATION - A fin tube heat exchanger where both a heat transmission promotion effect and water discharge ability by guiding fins are simultaneously achieved. The fin tube heat exchanger (06-10-2010
20100145666IDENTIFICATION OF 3D SURFACE POINTS USING CONTEXT-BASED HYPOTHESIS TESTING - A computer model of a physical structure (or object) can be generated using context-based hypothesis testing. For a set of point data, a user selects a context specifying a geometric category corresponding to the structure shape. The user specifies at least one seed point from the set that lies on a surface of the structure of interest. Using the context and point data, the system loads points in a region near the seed point(s), and determines the dimensions and orientation of an initial surface component in the context that corresponds to those points. If the selected component is supported by the points, that component can be added to a computer model of the surface. The system can repeatedly find points near a possible extension of the surface model, using the context and current surface component(s) to generate hypotheses for extending the surface model to these points. Well-supported components can be added to the surface model until the surface of the structure of interest has been modeled as far as is well-supported by the point data06-10-2010
20100235146SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL PARTITIONING OF CAD MODELS - A method and related CAD system and computer readable medium. A method includes loading an object model in a CAD system, the object model including a plurality of parts each of which may contain one or more shapes which in turn are composed of multiple polygons. The method includes adding the shapes to a spatial tree, the shapes each corresponding to at least one cell, each cell corresponding to a spatial region of the object model. The method also includes, for each cell that is too complex to process within a memory space of the CAD system, subdividing the cell into a plurality of subcells using a first subdivision process. The method also includes subdividing each cell into a plurality of subcells using a multi-threaded subdivision process, and combining the subcells into the spatial tree.09-16-2010
20100241403Automatic 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.09-23-2010
20100241404Patient-specific hemodynamics of the cardio vascular system - A noninvasive patient-specific method is provided to aid in the analysis, diagnosis, prediction or treatment of hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system of a patient. Coronary blood flow and pressure can be predicted using a 3-D patient image-based model that is implicitly coupled with a model of at least a portion of the remaining cardiovascular system. The 3-D patient image-based model includes at least a portion of the thoracic aorta and epicardial coronaries of the patient. The shape of one or more velocity profiles at the interface of the models is enforced to control complex flow features of recirculating or retrograde flow thereby minimizing model instabilities and resulting in patient-specific predictions of coronary flow rate and pressure. The invention allows for patient-specific predictions of the effect of different or varying physiological states and hemodynamic benefits of coronary medical interventions, percutaneous coronary interventions and surgical therapies.09-23-2010
20120035891Simulation of Ejection After Mold Filling - A method, apparatus and software product for simulating the ejection of a part after mold filling and cooling in combination with phase transformation/solidification. A three dimensional computer model defining the geometry of the solution domain is provided and the boundary conditions are specified. The solution domain is enmeshed and the physical data for the materials are attached. The static equilibrium equations are solved and the effects of the ejection process on the part are computed.02-09-2012
20100223033CONFIGURATION TOOL AND SYSTEM FOR AN INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present disclosure provides a computing device being configured to execute a configuration software tool for providing a plurality of function blocks and connections between function blocks in a visual representation of configuration data of an intelligent electronic device, wherein each function block is for executing a function in the intelligent electronic device. The configuration tool comprises computer-executable instructions for retrieving hardware configuration data relating to external variables created by second configuration software, and for causing the computer to generate a visual representation having the plurality of function blocks and said hardware configuration data. The present disclosure also provides a configuration system of an intelligent electronic device for power transmission and distribution.09-02-2010
20100223034METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED ORTHODONTIC TREARMENT PLENNING - A method and system are disclosed for quickly arriving at a pre-set-up for the orthodontic treatment of a patient based up on the user specified parameters; and thereafter enabling the user in interactively arriving at a final, desired treatment set-up for the patient. Several sub-operations are disclosed for arriving at the orthodontic pre-set-up. These sub-operations can be arranged in a specific sequence for realizing the orthodontic treatment pre-set-up for a patient. According to another aspect of the invention, a global reference system is disclosed that enables consistent treatment planning. The global reference system prevents unintended tooth displacements caused as side effects to the desired tooth displacements.09-02-2010
20100223029Method 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, each ply in each zone having a respective orientation angle, and some of the plies running continuously between adjacent zones. A design is provided comprising a set of design variables including a thickness for each of the zones, and a ply percentage for each orientation angle for each of the zones, each ply percentage identifying a percentage of plies within a zone having a particular orientation angle.09-02-2010
20100211362METHODS FOR MODELING, DISPLAYING, DESIGNING, AND OPTIMIZING FIXED CUTTER BITS - In one aspect, the invention provides a method for modeling the performance of a fixed cutter bit drilling an earth formation. In one embodiment, the method includes selecting a drill bit and an earth formation to be represented as drilled, simulating the bit drilling the earth formation, displaying the simulating, and adjusting at least one parameter affecting the performance. The method of design is used to make a fixed cutter drill bit. In another embodiment the method includes numerically rotating the bit, calculating bit interaction with the earth formation during the rotating, and determining the forces on the cutters during the rotation based on the calculated interaction with earth formation and empirical data.08-19-2010
20100211361System and Method for Modeling Signal Flows in Automation Technology Equipment - A system and method for generating a behavior model for simulating an automation system, wherein signal flows between components of the automation system are simulated. The system comprises a CAD application for developing CAD drawings of the components of the automation system, where the CAD application comprises first modules for defining a geometric scope of application for the data interfaces of the components, second modules for defining at least one signal transmission prerequisite, which marks at least one relative position of two scopes of application relative to each other, at which signal transmission is possible between associated data interfaces, third modules for verifying the compatibility of the data interfaces at which the signal transmission prerequisite is met, and fourth modules for generating the behavior model such that a signal flow between the data interfaces at which the signal transmission prerequisite and compatibility are met is modeled in the simulation.08-19-2010
20100211360METHOD FOR CALCULATING THE GEOMETRY OF A LAST FOR CUSTOMISED FOOTWEAR - A method for calculating the geometry of a last for customised footwear includes the following steps: collection in a data base of 3D models of lasts, creation of a grid of lasts having different measurements in terms of length and of fitting, acquisition of a 3D model of a foot, identification of a sub-set of at least two lasts having measurement parameters close to those of the foot, deformation of the 3D model of the foot to follow the course of the 3D last model, identification of some areas of interest of the 3D model of the foot, deformation of the 3D model of each of the lasts selected in the areas of interest so as to compensate for differences between the 3D model of the last and the 3D model of the foot and selection, on the basis of the residual errors, of the final last to be reproduced.08-19-2010
20100138195ANALYSIS MESH GENERATION APPARATUS - The conventional technologies are impractical for the following reason. CAD has been the only solution for changing an analysis model with adding or deleting a fillet. In this case, it is necessary to repeat the mesh generation and condition configuration, which makes the work time longer especially for large-scale or complicated shape data. The present invention, accomplished to solve the above-mentioned problem, provides an analysis mesh generation apparatus including a computer for generating a mesh model. The apparatus is configured to create a screen for selecting an edge of a mesh model and entering a radius of a fillet to be applied to the selected edge; and to create a screen for generating a mesh for the applied fillet, generating a new mesh model by deleting or adding an area enclosed by a contour of the mesh model and the fillet, and displaying the new mesh model.06-03-2010
20130218527Model for Managing Variations in a Product Structure for a Product - A method and apparatus for managing variations in a product structure for a product. In one illustrative embodiment, a product management system for managing variations in a product structure for a product comprises a model. The model comprises a primary hierarchical organization and a number of optimized product variant structures. The primary hierarchical organization comprises a group of domain master objects. The number of optimized product variant structures comprises a group of domain configuration objects in which each domain configuration object in the group of domain configuration objects represents a configuration for a component represented by a corresponding domain master object in the group of domain master objects.08-22-2013
20130218528METHOD AND APPARATUS TO IMPROVE DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, PERFORMANCE AND/OR USE OF WELL TOOLS - Methods and systems are provided to improve design, manufacture and performance of oilfield equipment and well tools using three dimensional (3D) scanning technology and one or more feedback loops. Manufacturing processes and techniques associated with a well tool may be evaluated based on comparing “as built” 3D data with a design data file for the well tool. Based on differences between “as built” 3D data and the design data file, one or more changes in associated manufacturing procedures and/or techniques may be made. Computational fluid dynamic applications may be used to simulate fluid flow characteristics of a well tool using associated design data file, “as built” 3D data and/or after use 3D data. The associated design data file, manufacturing procedures and/or procedures for use of the well tool may be modified based on comparing simulated fluid flow data with desired fluid flow characteristics for the well tool.08-22-2013
20130218529METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED PREDICTIVE DESIGN SPACE ESTIMATION - Described are computer-implemented methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for estimating an optimal value for each input factor of a design space. The design space is defined by the input factors and output responses for a physical process. The optimal values for the input factors represent a starting point for estimating the design space. Data is received for the input factors, the output responses and criteria. An initial design space is estimated based on the received data. The optimal values for the input factors are determined from the initial design space.08-22-2013
20130218532SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF DENTURES - System and processes for optimal selection of teeth for dentures based on the anatomical measurements and bite impressions of the patient. This information is applied in an iterative manner to rules that balance the anatomical and aesthetic considerations to select the best teeth for a patient. The system may also use this information in an iterative manner to rules that balance the anatomical and aesthetic considerations to design the optimal denture base for the patient as well.08-22-2013
20130218533Method of Manufacturing an Optical System - A method of calculating an optical system (OS), the optical system (OS) being identified by a function (OF), the optical system (OS) having a first part (F08-22-2013
20120143571REMOVABLE AND REPLACEABLE DUAL-SIDED CONNECTOR PIN INTERPOSER - A computer specifies a substrate comprising a first side opposite a second side. The computer specifies a first plurality of flexible pins protruding from the first side of the substrate, the first plurality of pins for installing in a first plurality of pad connectors of a pinless socket. The computer specifies a second plurality of flexible pins protruding from the second side of the substrate, the second plurality of pins for installing in a second plurality of pad connectors of a pinless integrated circuit component, wherein the first selection of flexible pins are for electrical connection to the second plurality of flexible pins through the substrate to provide electrical contact points between the pinless socket and the pinless integrated circuit component.06-07-2012
20120143569Automated Extraction of Size-Dependent Layout Parameters for Transistor Models - A system and method for determining transistor model parameters that account for layout-dependent features in the transistor being modeled, and also in neighboring devices in the same integrated circuit. A computer-readable expression of the integrated circuit layout is retrieved, and active and gate layers in that expression extracted. For a transistor being modeled, its active regions are analyzed to determine whether these regions have a complex shape. Model parameters are derived based on volume effects of the complex shaped active regions. Neighboring active regions that affect parameters of the transistor being modeled are also identified and their effective depth determined. Strain effects due to complex shaped active regions and neighboring elements are thus included in the transistor model.06-07-2012
20110238387APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR GENERATING ROUTE - A route generating apparatus includes: storage section storing geometric data of connection objects; data representing connection relations of group of main route for directly connecting objects, and branch route branching from main route, and connection objects; and data representing each constraint condition for constraining disposition position of branch point on the main route; constraint region generating section that generates each constraint region where corresponding branch point can be disposed, based on the geometric disposition position of corresponding connection object, corresponding connection relation, and corresponding constraint condition; route generating section that generates, as each main route, a shortest main route passing through each constraint region and generates, as each branch route, a shortest branch route that branches from the main route; and constraint region and route display section that displays a geometric figure of each constraint region, each main route, and each branch route.09-29-2011
20100198564METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN ARRANGEMENT OF MEASUREMENT POINTS ON AN ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE - A method for determining arrangement data which represents an arrangement of measurement points on an anatomical structure of a patient, wherein the arrangement data is individually determined for different regions of the anatomical structure.08-05-2010
20100070244SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE ACTIVE DISPLAY AND UPDATING OF SITING PLANS - Systems and methods for updating and displaying the availability of models for at least one model to be sited on a set of at least one lot of a siting plan. The method includes: determining the at least one model; determining the availability of each model to be sited on each lot; displaying siting plan data corresponding to the siting plan (with the siting plan indicating the model availability for each lot); receiving a change to the model availability corresponding to a first lot in the set; determining any required change to the model availability for any of the lots in the set other than the first lot; and displaying siting plan data corresponding to an updated siting plan. The updated siting plan may reflect the received change to the model availability data for the first lot as well as the required changes to the model availability data for any of the lots in the set other than the first lot. Additionally, the method may include displaying a siting plan layout corresponding to the updated siting plan.03-18-2010
20090281772SYSTEMATIC BENCHMARKING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STANDARDIZED DATA CREATION, ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY NODE CHARACTERISTICS - One aspect provides a method of standardized data creation and analysis of semiconductor technology node characteristics. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) designing at least one representative benchmark circuit, (2) establishing standard sensitization and measurement rules for delay and power for the at least one representative benchmark circuit and across corners in the technology nodes, (3) performing a simulation by sweeping through a range of values and at predetermined intervals across the corners, (4) extracting data from the simulation and (5) parsing and interpreting the data to produce at least one report.11-12-2009
20090276192Method and Computer Program Product for Visualizing Feature Model Information - A method, a system and a computer program product for visualizing feature model information. The method includes: (i) receiving a feature model that comprises multiple features, an architecture model that comprises multiple architectural elements, and information representative of features implemented by the architecture elements; and (ii) generating a hybrid model that comprises architectural model elements and visual indicators representative of feature model semantics.11-05-2009
20120245899METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPORTING DATA INTO PROGRAM CODE - The present invention relates to a method for designing a system. This method includes obtaining a visual representation of one or more components of the ventilation system. One or more property values are assigned to each of the components of the system, which may be achieved using first program code. Geometrical information representing the visual representation and the property values of each component are exported to a data file using the first program code. Standards information relating to the property values are stored. The data file is then imported into a second software application and the data tile and the standards information is used to generate a final design using the second software application.09-27-2012
20100198566Methods And Composition For Tracking Jaw Motion - In a method according to an embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of microsphere targets is applied to a surface of a tooth on the upper dentition of a person and a tooth surface of the lower dentition of the person. At least two sets of stereoscopic images are obtained, where the microsphere targets are visible in the field of view of each image. The center position of the beads is photogrammetrically determined in three dimensions for each set using the images taken from perspective positions. The change in bead positions in the sets of stereoscopic images is analyzed to mathematically characterize the jaw motion of the person.08-05-2010
20090276193DESIGN SUPPORT METHOD, DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND DESIGN SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR HEAT CONVECTION FIELD - A highly convenient design support method and design support system for a heat convection field or a mass diffusion field which significantly reduce the number of times of numerical simulation required to examine the designing parameters for achieving the design purpose. The design support method includes a forward analysis step of analyzing the heat convection field or the mass diffusion field by solving an equation of the heat convection field or the mass diffusion field based on an initially set value of a designing parameter, an inverse analysis step of analyzing a sensitivity defined by a change ratio of the design purpose to a designing parameter change by solving an adjoint equation corresponding to the design purpose based on the set design purpose, and a sensitivity display step of displaying information on the sensitivity analyzed by inverse analysis step as a graphic image on the display device.11-05-2009
20090276194ROUTE CURVE GENERATION SYSTEM, METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Control points needed to generate a curve becoming the route of a deformable linear structure from respective pieces of passing point information defined at two passing points are arranged and the initial arrangement of control points needed to generate a curve is determined by performing re-arrangement of the control points, on the basis of a positional relation between the control points thus arranged. The curve between two points is re-generated from the initial arrangement thus determined while modifying the arrangement of one or more control points, the re-generated curves are then evaluated and a curve meeting a predetermined condition is extracted from among the curves.11-05-2009
20100138194METHOD OF ANTHROPOMETRIC PRODUCT DESIGN AND MEDIA THAT CAN RECORD COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR METHOD THE SAME - Provided are an anthropometric product design method and a recording media storing a computer program for the same. The anthropometric product design method includes the operations of: (a) expressing the relationships between human body variables and design variables in equations, and establishing design equations for design variables, respectively, of a product to be designed; (b) generating a representative human model (RHM) for the product to be designed; (c) extrapolating postures according to changes in design dimensions through a computer simulation using the design equations and RHMs, and comparing data on the extrapolated postures with defined reference posture data to perform a design sensitivity analysis; and (d) determining optimal design dimensions for related design variables based on the design sensitivity analysis. Accordingly, because various human body dimensions and product use postures of users can be reflected in product designs through computer simulation, products that are better customized for users can be designed, and products can be designed that are optimized through design sensitivity analyses of posture loss scores according to changes in design dimensions.06-03-2010
20090319236METHOD FOR ANALYZING WIRELESS NETWORK LOCATED AT A TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS - A method for designing and analyzing a wireless network located at terrestrial environments by using a method based on an algorithm utilizing a 3D stochastic multi-parametric (3DSM) model of a terrain area designated for the wireless network. The algorithm is used for designing a wireless network operable in the area and analyzing the performance of the wireless network. The 3D model methodology is applicable for calculating average field intensity in different outdoor environments which is derived for a three-dimensional geometry model and yields higher precision calculations for the mixed residential or sub-urban areas by considering the wide range of vertical and horizontal dimensions of houses and trees.12-24-2009
20080312881Circuit design data conversion apparatus, circuit design data conversion method, and computer product - A single module includes a shared combinational circuit, a multiplexed sequential circuit, and a common I/F and is substituted for a multiplexed module formed of plural modules of an identical category and type and including plural CPUs. Specifically, the shared combinational circuit is substituted for n combinational circuits, the multiplexed sequential circuit is substituted for n sequential circuits, and the common I/F is substituted for n input pins and n output pins.12-18-2008
20090132210METHODS, DEVICES AND PROGRAMS FOR TRANSMITTING ROOF AND BUILDING STRUCTURE OF A 3D REPRESENTATION OF A BUILDING ROOF BASED ON SAID STRUCTURE - A technique is provided for transmitting a roof structure for constructing a three-dimensional representation of a building, via a communication network. The technique is based on the transmission of an ordered list of at least two roof models, each including at least: one type of roof; one maximum height parameter of the roof. During construction of the three-dimensional representation of a building, the maximum height parameter of a roof of the list determines a base of the roof in accordance with the list, so that the roof structure corresponds to the ordered superimposition of the roods of the list.05-21-2009
20090319237CAD PROGRAM, STRUCTURE DESIGN SYSTEM, AND STRUCTURE DESIGN METHOD - A computer acquires maximum lengths of a structure as measured along X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis directions, and acquires numbers of divisions of line segments which extend along the X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis directions, respectively, and have the maximum lengths, respectively. The computer then calculates a basic shape, which is the shape of a rectangular parallelepiped divided into a three-dimensional grid, on the basis of the maximum lengths and the numbers of divisions. The computer creates a basic frame of the structure from the basic shape by deleting a selected line, and adding a line between two selected grid points. The computer calculates structure data, which are three-dimensional data representing the structure, by arranging frame members, which are represented by three-dimensional frame member data, along lines between the grid points of the basic frame. The computer then outputs a drawing of the structure from the structure data.12-24-2009
20090112528APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS - An area in which a model of a soft medium is moved is divided into a plurality of elements. In response to an update of simulation time, parameters about the model of the soft medium are shifted to elements at a position to which the soft medium is to be conveyed. After the parameters are shifted, the shape of the model of the soft medium is calculated. The elements need not be redivided by shifting the parameters to the elements at the position, to which the soft medium is to be conveyed.04-30-2009
20090112526SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING FLUID PARTICLE HAVING MULTI-RESOLUTION - Provided are a system and method for simulating fluid particles having multi-resolution. In the method, given particle data expressing fluid is analyzed in an fluid particle analyzing module so that data for determining resolutions is obtained. A resolution of each of regions is determined using the obtained data in a resolution level determining module. Particles of each of the regions are reformed to particles corresponding to the resolution of each of the regions using the determined resolution of each of the regions in a fluid particle reforming module. Position data of fluid particles of a next frame is obtained after a simulation using the reformed particles in a multi-resolution fluid simulation module. Therefore, the fluid simulation having the high resolution can be performed in limited computing resources by applying different resolutions to each of the regions.04-30-2009
20110112801Box-Based Architectural Design - A computer system automates the creation, modification, and rendering of digital designs of architectural structures. The system uses the mathematical cuboid—a three-dimensional object defined by its width, depth, and height—as its primitive element (fundamental building block). The term “box” is used herein to refer to cuboids. A box, once defined in terms of its width, depth, and height, may be rendered automatically in two or three dimensions. Multiple boxes, and the relationships among them, may be defined, and such multiple boxes may be rendered automatically in accordance with their defined relationships. The user may change any feature in any box—such as the width of one box—and, in response, the entire design may be re-rendered automatically to reflect not only the specific change made by the user to a particular box, but also changes to other boxes necessitated by the user's change.05-12-2011
20090105995SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED BUILDING INCIDENT RESPONSE - A system and method for characterizing a building's (or building complex's) components, including all important entrances, egresses, and stairwells, collecting demographic information associated with locating people in a building, evacuating the building, and rescuing people still left in the building, etc., linking the building's components and demographic information to each other, and providing this information to authenticated users. The data can be made available through an internet connection, through a hand-held device, etc. Emergency workers and others can easily perform tasks such as directing building evacuation, dispatching other workers such as utility workers, and notifying neighbors, because the building's location, floor plan, emergency contacts, etc. are electronically interrelated.04-23-2009
20100305908HARNESS VERIFICATION APPARATUS, HARNESS VERIFICATION METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A harness verification method includes placing a three-dimensional model in virtual space and displaying a model plane onto which an overhead view of the three-dimensional model is projected, setting reference planes in the virtual space and displaying on the display cross-section projection planes onto which cross sections defined by intersection of the three-dimensional model and the reference planes is projected; obtaining a pointing position operated by a pointing unit in the virtual space, designating the pointing position as an operation position, identifying the operation position as a pass point of a harness, generating curve segments each corresponding to section between two adjacent pass points, and storing in the storage unit definition information that defines a route of the harness on the basis of jointed curve segments; and displaying on the cross-section projection planes the route of the harness generated on the cross section on the basis of the definition information.12-02-2010
20100305906CAD SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLEND RECOGNITION AND CHAIN SORTING IN A BREP MODEL - A CAD system, method, and computer readable medium. A method includes loading a CAD object including a plurality of faces, and identifying a plurality of candidate faces from the plurality of faces. The candidate faces can include candidate blends. The method includes combining multiple ones of the candidate faces into a candidate blend chain, including at least one candidate blend. The method includes replacing the candidate blends with accurate blends to produce a corrected blend chain, and storing the corrected blend chain with the accurate blends as part of the CAD object.12-02-2010
20130132038Automated 3-D Modeling Of Shoe Parts - Manufacturing of a shoe is enhanced by creating 3-D models of shoe parts. For example, a laser beam may be projected onto a shoe-part surface, such that a projected laser line appears on the shoe part. An image of the projected laser line may be analyzed to determine coordinate information, which may be converted into geometric coordinate values usable to create a 3-D model of the shoe part. Once a 3-D model is known and is converted to a coordinate system recognized by shoe-manufacturing tools, certain manufacturing steps may be automated.05-23-2013
20130132039Model Population - Systems and methods for populating a design model for engineering, design, and construction projects are described. The design model contains a 3D representation of an assembled structure. Each structural component within the assembled structure has a set of physical attributes that are electronically stored as design model objects. Additional information about each structural component is electronically supplied by a detailer as detailing model objects. The detailing model objects are imported into the design model using a utility tool. The utility tool comprises a processor and executable code that is configured to: (i) correlate the design and detailing model objects; and (ii) recommend to a user which detailing objects should be imported into the design model. The utility tool correlates physical attributes (e.g., location, section size, section type) rather than unique identification numbers, thus allowing the design model to be populated without relying on identification numbers.05-23-2013
20120271599SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMAL TYPE AND POSITION OF AN IMPLANT - A computer-assisted orthopedic surgery system includes a device for generating a three dimensional geometrical surface model of a first bone and a database containing three 3 dimensional implant models of a plurality of available implants. The system includes a computer that is configured to permit a user to select from the database a first implant and display on a screen the three dimensional implant model of the first implant. The computer superimposes on the screen the implant model on top of the model of the first bone such that the two models are visually identifiable from one another.10-25-2012
20090070078ROLLER SCREW AND METHOD OF DESIGNING UNLOADED ROLLER RETURN PATH THEREOF - Provided is a roller screw having an unloaded roller return path of new shape capable of moving rollers smoothly.03-12-2009
20090070077THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL DATA GENERATING METHOD, AND THREE DIMENSIONAL MODEL DATA GENERATING APPARATUS - The present invention relates to an apparatus for generating three-dimensional model data or the like, capable of correctly and efficiently generating three-dimensional model data including an attached object attached to a machine tool and a part of the machine tool. A apparatus for generating three-dimensional model data 03-12-2009
20090070076Low-cost solid-state identification device - Principals described in regard to Low-cost Solid-State Identification Devices—provide essential tools and illustrate their applicability in the design of modular, cost efficient, safe and reliable identification systems, which could be used for identification and/or status indication for variety of applications, including: point-of-service locations; buildings/apartment complexes, residential homes, etc.; street signs; etc.03-12-2009
20090070074Method and system for structural development and optimization - The present invention relates to a method and system for structural development and optimization where a knowledge model relating to specially identified characteristics of the design is created and the variables of various phases are suitably transpired as inputs to the knowledge model. The method improves the quality of various phases as inputs to the knowledge model.03-12-2009
20090070073SHARING QUANTITY TAKEOFF DATA BETWEEN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN PROJECTS - Embodiments of the present invention include methods for semi-automatic quantity takeoff from computer aided design (CAD) drawings. For each drawing object a corresponding takeoff object is created. A takeoff object may include the dimension of geometry (e.g., numerical, lineal, area) to quantify, the object parameter to be quantified for all instances of the object, and the takeoff calculations to be performed. After a takeoff object is defined, the corresponding instances are automatically identified and quantified. The cost of each instance is then calculated and added to the project cost. Using automated methods, instead of manual techniques, reduces errors and increases the accuracy of the generated cost estimate. Advantageously, the takeoff objects may be saved in the system database and reused for different projects, thereby ensuring consistency between projects. Furthermore, reusing takeoff information, both between instances of an object and between projects, reduces the time required to perform cost estimates.03-12-2009
20090070072GENERATING A COLLECTION OF TAKEOFF OBJECTS FROM A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN DRAWING - Embodiments of the present invention include methods for semi-automatic quantity takeoff from computer aided design (CAD) drawings. For each drawing object a corresponding takeoff object is created. A takeoff object may include the dimension of geometry (e.g., numerical, lineal, area) to quantify, the object parameter to be quantified for all instances of the object, and the takeoff calculations to be performed. After a takeoff object is defined, the corresponding instances are automatically identified and quantified. The cost of each instance is then calculated and added to the project cost. Using automated methods, instead of manual techniques, reduces errors and increases the accuracy of the generated cost estimate. Advantageously, the takeoff objects may be saved in the system database and reused for different projects, thereby ensuring consistency between projects. Furthermore, reusing takeoff information, both between instances of an object and between projects, reduces the time required to perform cost estimates.03-12-2009
20090037151SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BINDING ENERGY FOR POLYMER MOLECULE - Provided is a design method of binding energy for polymer molecule, including: receiving a reference binding structure of a complex including a protein in a hydration state and a compound; setting an optimum structure of an unbound protein in a solution; searching for a local minimum value in a binding energy in a search region after removing the water molecules from the protein, and selecting N02-05-2009
20090037150SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RADIATION DOSE CONTROL - A system and method for determining a desired portion of a subject to receive a radiation dose includes iteratively chooses weight vectors to run to gradually build up a Pareto surface (PS). By examining the current points that have been found on the PS along with the weights used to produce those points, a new weight vector is produced and run. This process is repeated until a geometric stop tolerance is met.02-05-2009
20090037149Visualization of Radio Frequency Coverage - Radio Frequency (RF) coverage models are visualized by displaying three dimensional unity scaled models of antenna performance in a Geographic Information System (GIS), Traditional logarithmic scaled antenna models are converted to linear models and stored as three dimensional representations which are placed and scaled using a GIS to visualize RF coverage.02-05-2009
20110112805METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING VISION - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for causing the optical center of the eye to align “HIGH point” of the anterior surface of the cornea. In accordance with one aspect of the invention relating to corneal ablation procedures, the HIGH point of the eye is used as the pole of a spherical surface which is fitted approximately to a portion of the anterior surface of the cornea within a “bounded region.” For corneal ablation procedures, the “bounded region” comprises a generally inverted-cup shaped region of the anterior surface of the eye bounded at its periphery by a plane which is substantially perpendicular to a local z-axis. During the operation local high points which project above the spherical surface are ablated. According to another aspect of the invention relating to radial keratotomy procedures, a pair of incisions in the plane of a “great circle” are formed in the cornea to weaken and flatten it. As used herein, a “great circle” is formed by a plane containing the HIGH point and parallel to the local z-axis. The “bounded region” for radial keratotomy procedures is defined absolutely in terms of a circle projected onto the corneal surface which is centered about an axis passing through the HIGH point and parallel to the z-axis.05-12-2011
20100312524METHOD AND MEASURING DEVICE FOR GAUGING SURFACES - In a method for gauging surfaces (12-09-2010
20110112800Method for Simulating Stretching and Wiggling Liquids - A method for simulating the stretching and wiggling of liquids is provided. The complex phase-interface dynamics is effectively simulated by introducing the Eulerian vortex sheet method, which focuses on the vorticity at the interface and is extended to provide user control for the production of visual effects. The generated fluid flow creates complex surface details, such as thin and wiggling fluid sheets. To capture such high-frequency features efficiently, a denser grid is used for surface tracking in addition to coarser simulation grid. A filter, called the liquid-biased filter, is used to downsample the surface in the high-resolution grid into the coarse grid without unrealistic volume loss resulting from aliasing error.05-12-2011
20130138399Generating an Analytically Accurate Model From an Abstract Representation Created Via a Mobile Device - One embodiment of the present invention is a method that includes receiving a plurality of user gestures that define a sketch of one or more objects, and converting the plurality of user gestures into an abstract representation of the one or more objects. The abstract representation of the one or more objects is convertible, without any additional user input, into an analytically accurate model of the one or more objects. Advantageously, embodiment of the present invention optimize how each of a mobile computing device and a computer system is used to generate object models, thereby enhancing the viability of the mobile computing device as a drawing/modeling platform05-30-2013
20130138401System and Process for Roof Measurement Using Aerial Imagery - The present disclosure shows creating a first layer and a second layer, in computer memory and substantially overlapping at least a segment of line from said first layer with at least a segment of another line from said second layer. A first non-dimensional attribute is different from said second non-dimensional attribute of the two lines. A user length field enabling a client with said interactive file to override at least one of said length numeric values, where said area operator may automatically recalculate area based on said length field override is shown. Also, providing a visual marker that is moveable on said computer monitor around said aerial imagery region, which may be moved, to more precisely identify the location of the building roof structure is shown.05-30-2013
20130144567JOINING AND DISJOINING INDIVIDUAL ROOMS IN A FLOOR PLAN - This patent application relates generally to systems, methods, and computer program products for home and/or landscape design. In some aspects, this application relates to a system and method for separating a floor plan in a database into separate rooms. In some additional aspects, this application relates to joining adjacent walls of two distinct rooms.06-06-2013
20130144569COMPUTER PRODUCT, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND DATA PROCESSING DEVICE - A computer-readable recording medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a data processing process that includes designating one plane data from a plane data group representing predetermined part data among part data expressed three dimensionally; setting at a position between a plane indicated by the designated plane data and a facing plane that faces the plane and is indicated by plane data other than the designated plane data, a first set plane that faces the plane; setting at a position on an opposite side of the plane from the facing plane, a second set plane that faces the plane; and acquiring projection control information for projecting in a projection direction from any one among the first and second set planes toward the other set plane, a part group located between the first and second set planes and indicated by a part data group among the plural part data.06-06-2013
20130144571CHRONO-STRATIGRAPHIC AND TECTONO-STRATIGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION ON SEISMIC VOLUMES - A method for performing chrono-stratigraphic interpretation of a subterranean formation. The method includes obtaining a seismic volume containing stratigraphic features of the subterranean formation deformed by structural events, performing structural restoration of the seismic volume to generate a restored seismic volume by removing deformation due to the structural events, performing a chrono-stratigraphic interpretation based on the restored seismic volume to generate chrono-stratigraphic objects each associated with a respective relative geologic age, and displaying the chrono-stratigraphic objects in a chrono-stratigraphic space according to the respective relative geologic age of each of the stratigraphic objects.06-06-2013
20100332195MULTI-PURPOSE OPTIMIZATION DESIGN SUPPORT APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - A design support apparatus includes a parameter set generation unit configured to obtain a plurality of types of parameters and sequentially generates parameter sets while sequentially changing each parameter, a design object shape data generation unit configured to generate design object shape data based on the parameter set and initial shape data representing an initial shape of the design object shape, a geometric penalty function value calculation unit configured to calculate a geometric penalty function value indicating suitability of geometric characteristics of the design object shape based on the design object shape data, an objective function calculation control unit configured to determine whether or not the parameter set is used to calculate an objective function based on the geometric penalty function value and an optimal value of the objective function, and an objective function calculation unit configured to calculate the objective function based on the parameter set.12-30-2010
20100332197SYSTEM FOR BIOMEDICAL IMPLANT CREATION AND PROCUREMENT - Automated systems and methods for creating and obtaining devices, including biomedical implants. Systems can have a surgeon's device, an automated platform, and a server. The surgeon's device can send a request for a template of a biomedical implant, and can access tools to edit the template. The automated platform can receive the edited template, and can generate a response. The response can include translating the edited template into a design for a biomedical implant. The response can further include generating a notice if the edited template falls outside of an acceptable range, or if the edited template is similar to the design of a standard biomedical implant. There can also be provided a manufacturing facility that can manufacture the implant and send the implant to the surgeon.12-30-2010
20110010136Micro Electromechanical Device With Stress and Stress Gradient Compensation - Methods for designing a micro electromechanical device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises extending a floating element between a first anchor point and a second anchor point. The floating element includes a predetermined reference portion. The method further comprises determining a first location for a first stress relieving element on a first flexible section located between the first anchor point and the reference point, and determining a second location for a second stress relieving element on a second flexible section located between the second anchor point and the reference point. The method additionally comprises placing the first and second stress relieving elements at the first and second determined locations, respectively, thereby causing the reference portion to be located within a predetermined reference plane while in at least one predetermined state.01-13-2011
20110010134ACTIVE BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus for coordinating building including a data memory for storing a three dimensional building model, the three dimensional building model having a plurality of elements, each element having a plurality of attributes. An element ownership processor for assigning ownership of each of the plurality of elements to one of a plurality of users, wherein each of the plurality of users has ownership of a subset of the plurality of elements. A model modification processor for receiving the three dimensional building model and for allowing a user to modify only elements that they have ownership of. A model synchronization processor for receiving only modified elements from the model modification processor and updating the three dimensional building model to include the modified elements.01-13-2011
20110010135PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR PASSENGER CABIN LAYOUT - A process for determining the distribution of seats of a passenger cabin, whereby the cabin includes at least one row of seats arranged essentially one behind the other along a longitudinal axis, and the cabin includes element for arranging each seat in a position on the ground among a set of possible positions spaced longitudinally at known intervals, includes a phase for optimization of the spacing of seats according to an overall comfort function of passengers, taking into account bodily characteristics that are specific to at least some of the passengers, including the length of the front segment of the passengers' legs, and the purpose of the optimization is to maximize a comfort function taking into account in particular the space that is free for each passenger between his knees and the seat that is located in front of him. The purpose of the invention is also the related device.01-13-2011
20090024363METHOD OF DESIGNING OR EVALUATING A BAKE OVEN - A method of designing or evaluating the design of a bake oven for curing paint on an article to achieve the cure criteria for predetermined areas of the article, including creating a three-dimensional model of the article and the bake oven, dividing the three-dimensional model into discreet elements, using a computer to set each discreet element to initial conditions and at an initial time, repeating this step to achieve substantial convergence, comparing the cure criteria with the calculated temperature as a function of time and finally modifying the computational model of the bake oven to achieve the cure criteria based upon a computer simulation.01-22-2009
20130151204STRUT AND TIE METHOD FOR WAFFLE SLABS - The strut and tie method for waffle slabs relates to computer modeling of waffle slabs to predict strength and mode of failure. The waffle slab strut and tie method utilizes a three-dimensional strut-and-tie model, which is applied to distinct structural features of waffle slabs. Individual ribs in the slab form two-dimensional trusses, which are connected with perpendicular trusses at rib intersections. The geometry of the slab defines the location of nodes for finite element analysis.06-13-2013
20130151205DESIGN ASSISTING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR ASSISTING DESIGN, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR DESIGN ASSISTING PROGRAM - A design assisting apparatus includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The processor executes a process that includes storing a number of restrictions that restrict degrees of freedom in a translational direction and a rotational direction of each of three dimensional directions at an assembled place in an assembled state of a component that is part of a product to be designed, and deciding, by using the number of the restrictions stored in the storing, whether or not to apply a geometrical tolerance to the dimension at the assembled place of the component.06-13-2013
20130191085METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING PATIENT-SPECIFIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR CHONDRAL GRAFT TRANSFER - A system for creating a patient-specific instrument model for chondral graft plugging comprises a bone model generator for producing a bone/cartilage model of an articular region of a bone from images thereof. A defect geometry identifier identifies a graft geometry from a defect region of said bone/cartilage model. A donor locator locates an autograft at a donor site or identifies an allograft from a database, using said bone/cartilage model and the graft geometry. A patient-specific instrument model generator creates a model of a graft-plugging patient-specific instrument from said bone/cartilage model, and the graft geometry, the graft-plugging patient-specific instrument model comprising a bone/cartilage interface surface shaped as a function of the bone/cartilage model for the at least one graft-plugging patient-specific instrument to be selectively positioned on the bone/cartilage to pose the autograft or the allograft at the defect region.07-25-2013
20100153073SIMULATION APPARATUS - A simulation apparatus includes a simulation management unit for designating an elapsed time point, a robot operation calculation unit for causing the operation program to be executed to a designated elapsed time point to determine the operating position of the robot at the designated elapsed time point, a machine tool operation calculation unit for sequentially determining the operating position of the machine tool while at the same time executing the machining program continuously, and a machine tool operation storage unit for storing the determined operating position of the machine tool in correspondence with the elapsed time point each time a unit time elapses. The simulation management unit displays three-dimensional models of the robot and the machine tool on a display unit based on the operating positions of the robot and the machine tool at the designated elapsed time point acquired from the robot operation calculation unit and the machine tool operation calculation unit.06-17-2010
20110054849SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING PACKAGE DESIGNS AND CONCEPTS - A method and system for automatically generating a package design. Packaging information may be obtained. A processing module and a semantic knowledge base may automatically generate one or more graphical layout rules and one or more structural design rules based on the packaging information. A three dimensional representation of a package design may be automatically generated based on the one or more graphical layout rules and the one or more structural design rules. The three dimensional representation of the package design may be displayed.03-03-2011
20130191084EVALUATING FIT OF AN EARPIECE BASED ON DYNAMIC DATA - The attenuation and other optical properties of a medium are exploited to measure a thickness of the medium between a sensor and a target surface. Disclosed herein are various mediums, arrangements of hardware, and processing techniques that can be used to capture these thickness measurements and obtain dynamic three-dimensional images of the target surface in a variety of imaging contexts. This includes general techniques for imaging interior/concave surfaces as well as exterior/convex surfaces, as well as specific adaptations of these techniques to imaging ear canals, human dentition, and so forth.07-25-2013
20130191082Method of Modelling Buildings on the Basis of a Georeferenced Image - A method of modelling real objects represented in an image of the terrestrial surface, in particular buildings, on the basis of a geographically referenced image, the image being produced by an aerial or space sensor associated with a physical picture-capture model, comprises at least the following steps: choosing a parametric model of the external surface of the said real object; for several suites of parameters of the said model: projecting the parametrized model into the image by applying the physical picture-capture model, and evaluating the fit between the projected model and the radiometric characteristics of the image; and determining the parameters of the model for which the fit is the best so as to model the said object with these parameters. The method of modelling applies notably to teledetection, digital geography, to the construction of urban 3D databases or their updating.07-25-2013
20130191083TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING POP-UP CARDS FROM 3D MODELS - One embodiment of the invention is a pop-up engine that generates a pop-up card from a sliced 3D graphics model. In operation, the pop-up engine processes a sliced 3D model to identify locations where the sliced 3D model is to attach to a plane surface of a pop-up card. For a given set of slices associated with a sliced 3D model, the pop-up engine identifies at least two slices that intersect at a folding line of the plane surface. The pop-up engine then identifies locations on the slices that are the farthest from the folding line. The pop-up engine marks the identified locations as connection points, where the 3D model is to attach to the plane surface.07-25-2013
20110087467Method, device and computer program for planning an aspirative fire detection system - The present invention relates to a method, a device and a computer program for planning an aspirative fire detection system having a detector module and a pipe system. In order to be able to plan an aspirative fire detection system in an easily-realized yet effective manner, the invention provides for planning the detector module with the aid of a planning table and planning the pipe system with the aid of a pipe planning table.04-14-2011
20110178777METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PARAMETRIC DESIGN OF CUSTOM DECORATIVE STONEWORK - A method, apparatus, and computer program are provided for custom designing primarily decorative stonework. The system permits design of different aesthetic architectural features, which can be of many types and shapes. The dimensions can also be varied to fit the needs of a client, architect or other user of the system due to the use of a parametric calculation unit. These system features assist users in custom designing primarily decorative stonework, improving speed and quality while reducing costs.07-21-2011
20110178778DETERMINING PROXIMITY EFFECT PARAMETERS FOR NON-RECTANGULAR SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES - The present disclosure relates to a curve-fitting procedure for determining proximity effect device parameters in semiconductor fabrication. Methods presented herein are adapted to determine the impact of narrow width related edge effects on device characteristics by comparing two-dimensional (2D) and/or three-dimensional (3D) device simulations. Methods presented herein are adapted to determine the accuracy of conventional extraction methods utilizing non-rectangular gate device simulation.07-21-2011
20120173206METHOD OF SIMULATING ILLUMINATED ENVIRONMENT FOR OFF-LINE PROGRAMMING - A method reads information of a three-dimensional (3D) product model and a light source model, and meshes the product model by multiple space triangles. The method further sets illumination parameters based on the information of product model and the light source model, simulates illuminated environment based on the illumination parameters, and projects the product model to a two-dimensional (2D) plane under the illuminated environment. 2D triangles matching the space triangles and 2D measurement points matching the 3D measurement points are determined in the 2D plane, and a measurement region is determined based on the 2D measurement points. Then, the 2D triangles in the measurement region are given colors based on illuminated effect produced by the illuminated environment, and point-selection tools are created for the 2D measurement points. At last, an off-line program is generated according to information of the measurement region and the point-selection tools.07-05-2012
20120173209SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING AND DESIGNING AN ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE USING PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS - According to various embodiments of the invention, systems and methods are provided for parametrically analyzing architectural structures. Such embodiments may be utilized by architects and engineers as tools that assist in designing architectural structures that achieve specific design goals, such as those related to sustainability. For example, an embodiment may comprise a system that: (i) provides a sustainability on an architectural structure design created using a computer-assisted design (CAD) tool, and then (ii) applies a design option with a parametric value to that design to determine one or more improvements that provide a desired sustainability. Various embodiments may be accessed through a web-based platform, which provides a user with easier access and better collaboration between and among design team members.07-05-2012
20100153072INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus including: an acquisition portion that acquires data indicating a shape of an object, and drawing data on a part to be projected onto the object; a detection portion that detects positions of a tool or the part and a hand or an arm of a user from an image in which a simulated assembly operation of the part is captured in a state where the drawing data is projected onto the object; and a determination portion that determines whether the part is mounted on the object based on the data indicating the shape of the object, the drawing data, and the detected positions of the tool or the part and the hand or the arm of the user.06-17-2010
20120035889DETERMINING POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A DENTAL IMPLANT - Method for determining a position and an orientation of a dental implant includes scanning a surface of a scan body connected to the implant wherein a plurality of data points is determined which correspond to positions of points that are located on the surface of the scan body. The method further included reconstructing at least three planes based on the data points, reconstructing intersection information of the reconstructed planes, where the intersection information includes the reconstruction of straight intersection lines and of intersection points, and determining the position and the orientation of the implant based on the reconstructed intersection information.02-09-2012
20110087465IMPLANT DESIGN ANALYSIS SUITE - A method for anatomical analysis and joint implant design. Embodiments provide users with the ability to anatoically analyze a single bone or a series of bones that exist in a database, evaluate surgical landmarks and axes, identify differences among specific characteristics of a given population, and modify existing implants or create new implant designs based on anatomical analyses.04-14-2011
20110087464Fixed Bladed Drill Bit Force Balanced by Blade Spacing - In one aspect of the present invention a force balanced drill bit may comprise a bit body comprising a plurality of fixed blades, each blade comprising cutters defining a cutter profile. Junk slots may be disposed between the blades and define the blade boundaries. The blade boundaries may be spaced apart sufficiently to achieve force balance.04-14-2011
20090048810Computer-implemented system and method for assisting in designing resilient member - The invention provides a computer-implemented system for assisting in designing a resilient member. The computer-implemented system includes a storage module, an interface module and a processing module. The storage module therein stores a plurality of response surface functions which each corresponds to one of a plurality of applicable materials. The interface module receives input of a desired one of the plurality of applicable materials and N desired values of N geometrical parameters. The processing module selects, according to the desired material, one from the plurality of response surface functions stored in the storage module, and estimates at least one mechanical property associated with the resilient member by applying the desired values of the geometrical parameters in the selected response surface function.02-19-2009
20100131246ULTRASONIC SURFACE MONITORING - A method of modelling a surface (05-27-2010
20100131244FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS METHOD, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A finite element analysis method, finite element analysis device, and computer program through which the computation load is reduced and the computation time is shortened to a minimum value without increasing the computation time exponentially even if the shape of a structure is complex. Each finite element is divided into regions. The displacement value and the stress value are computed for each region, and a maximum value of the differences in stress value between the regions. When the computed maximum value is larger than a predetermined value, each of the regions is divided into regions. For each region, iterative computation is carried out to compute a maximum value of the differences in stress value between the regions. If the number of divisions does not reach a predetermined limit value, each region is further divided into regions, and a maximum value of the differences in stress value between the regions is computed iteratively for each region. If the number of divisions reaches the predetermined limit value, information representing that the maximum value of the differences in stress value is larger than a predetermined value is sent to the outside.05-27-2010
20090216503Method and system for converting a traditional architecual plan for a structure into a panelized system plan for the structure - An (note: an electronic version is not always received. Many times it's traditional hard copy and must be converted to electronic format) traditional architectural plan along with any structural drawings for a structure is received as input. Selected walls of the structure depicted in the architectural plan, such as external walls, are replaced with representations of building panels. Some of the building panel representations (standard building panels) have substantially the same dimensions (i.e., height, width and length), but may be configured with different structural elements including, but not limited to, peripheral frame, window openings, door openings, and electrical components. Some of the building panel representations have dimensions that are customized (customized building panels) and different from the dimensions of a standard panel representation. Customized building panel representations can also include structural elements, including but not limited to, window openings, door openings, and electrical components.08-27-2009
20090216502Carrier Design System - An article of manufacture and method is disclosed to design an interior space having a plurality of components that includes displaying a plurality of interior design elements each having a common first attribute within a first attribute group, with the first attribute associated with a first interior space component. Further, the method of designing the interior space includes displaying a plurality of interior design elements each having a common second attribute within a second attribute group, with the second attribute associated with a second interior space component. Continuing, the method of designing the interior space includes selecting one the interior design elements from each group defined by the first attribute and second attribute. In addition, displaying each of the selected interior design elements from the first and second attribute groups on their respective associated first and second interior space components, all within the interior space.08-27-2009
20110153286Method and System for Virtual Percutaneous Valve Implantation - A method and system for virtual percutaneous valve implantation is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical model of a heart valve is estimated based on 3D cardiac medical image data and an implant model representing a valve implant is virtually deployed into the patient-specific anatomical model of the heart valve. A library of implant models, each modeling geometrical properties of a corresponding valve implant, is maintained. The implant models maintained in the library are virtually deployed into the patient specific anatomical model of the heart valve to select an implant type and size and deployment location and orientation for percutaneous valve implantation.06-23-2011
20100063781Enhanced Conductivity in an Airgapped Integrated Circuit - A method, program product and apparatus include extending lengths that project from a microchip trace into dielectric material. The extending lengths may not connect to another trace. Placement of the extending lengths may be optimized to increase the dissipation of heat from the trace, while maintaining an acceptable level of capacitance.03-11-2010
20100070243Wire Harness Unfolding - Various implementations of the invention provide methods and apparatus for determining an unfolded connector clocking angle corresponding to a folded wire harness. More particularly, various implementations of the invention may be employed to manipulate or “unfold” a three-dimensional wire harness representation into a two-dimensional representation such that the two-dimensional connector clocking angle may be determined. In various implementations of the invention, the wire harness is approximated as an alternating series of straight segments and curved segments. Subsequently, the curved segments are straightened or “unfolded” such that the wire harness may be contained within a single geometric plane. As the curved segments are unfolded, the positioning of the wire harness connectors and the connector clocking angles is transformed. As a result, the connector clocking angles for an unfolded wire harness may be determined.03-18-2010
20110098986METHOD TO GENERATE AIRPORT OBSTRUCTION CHARTS BASED ON A DATA FUSION BETWEEN INTERFEROMETRIC DATA USING SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADARS POSITIONED IN SPACEBORNE PLATFORMS AND OTHER TYPES OF DATA ACQUIRED BY REMOTE SENSORS - A method to generate Airport Obstruction Charts is based on a fusion between interferometric data acquired by Synthetic Aperture Radars positioned in spaceborne platforms and other types of data acquired by remote sensors. It is characterized by the following stages; —Conversion of pre-existent analog data of the surveyed areas to digital format: —Vectorization of the data; —Data analysis already in digital format; —Generation of Digital Surface Model (MDS, being the input data structure to be used by the Land Change Detection Algorithm, in raster format; —Comparison between the initial Digital Surface Model and the new data acquired in a later epoch; —Comparison between the base Digital Surface Model (MDS) and the altimetric data structure derived from interferometric data obtained from the Synthetic Aperture Radars positioned in spaceborne platforms; —Registration and georeferencing of the Digital Surface Model (MDS); —Cut the image to ensure that all the surveyed area is correctly identified; —Resampling of the raster models to be compared with those obtained between the initial and latter epochs, in order to present the same number of pixels either in line or column, representing the same surveyed area; —Detection of land changes in order to compare the elevations in both digital surface models (MDS) obtained from different epochs, to produce a third raster model; —Overlay between the raster images of the objects considered as obstructions and the Airport Obstruction Chart in vector format; —New obstructions validation; —and dissemination of the new Airport Obstruction Charts to the relevant authorities.04-28-2011
20110098988Methods and Apparatus for Designing Device-to-Device Configurations Suitable to be used in a Power System - Graphical tool and method for designing device-to-device configurations used in power systems. The tool comprises software program instructions configured to allow a user to graphically associate on a monitor an intelligent electronic device (IED) selected from an available list to a corresponding switching device of the power system. For a first IED associated to corresponding switching device, the user graphically configures on the monitor a related logic by selecting one or more logical inputs/outputs and one or more target IEDs from/to which said logical inputs/outputs are to be received/sent, respectively.04-28-2011
20110098987NUMERICAL ANALYSIS DATA EVALUATION APPARATUS AND THERMAL FLUID PRESSURE DATA EVALUATION APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A numerical analysis data evaluation apparatus includes: a shell generation model which converts a three-dimensional shape model into a three-dimensional shell model so that a thickness on an analysis model becomes zero; a front surface-side physical quantity projector and a rear surface-side physical quantity projector which interpolate physical quantities of front surface-side elements and physical quantities of rear surface-side elements of the three-dimensional shape model obtained as a result of the numerical analysis in on-shell model element data obtained by spatially discretizing the three-dimensional shell model, and project the physical quantities on front surface-side physical quantities and rear surface-side physical quantities of on-shell elements; an on-shell element front surface-side physical quantity data storage unit; an on-shell element rear surface-side physical quantity data storage unit; and an arithmetic unit which calculates differences between the front surface-side physical quantities and the rear surface-side physical quantities of the on-shell elements.04-28-2011
20110098984METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF WEDGES FOR A SLOT IN A DYNAMOELECTRIC MACHINE - A method and system is provided for calculating a number of wedges for a slot in a dynamoelectric machine. The method includes the steps of providing a computer that is programmed to perform a method for calculating, which includes the steps of acquiring a length of the slot, acquiring a length of one or more wedges, and calculating a number of wedges required for the slot. The number of wedges required for the slot is displayed on a display device.04-28-2011
20110098982METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING A MODELED OBJECT IN A PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method and system for updating a modeled object in a Product Lifecycle Management system is disclosed. The modeled object to be updated is modeled with a directed acyclic graph having at least one path. The path is formed of nodes and arcs, where: (i) each node represents a modeled object, and (ii) each arc represents the use of a respective end node by a corresponding origin node. The invention method and system build a first path of all successive nodes used by the modeled object to be updated. Next the invention method and system compute from the first path, a second path of nodes impacting the update of the modeled object to be updated. In turn, the invention method and system update the modeled object to be updated by using the nodes of the second path. The invention also provides a computerized system, such as a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, comprising program code means for carrying out the method of the present invention.04-28-2011
20090030658PDC DRILL BIT USING OPTIMIZED SIDE RAKE ANGLE - A fixed cutter drill bit and a method for designing a fixed cutter drill bit includes simulating the fixed cutter drill bit drilling in an earth formation. A performance characteristic of the simulated fixed cutter drill bit is determined. A side rake angle distribution of the cutters is adjusted at least along a cone region of a blade of the fixed cutter drill bit to change the performance characteristic of the fixed cutter drill bit.01-29-2009
20080234985Non-Adhered Paint Calculation Method and Solvent Weight Calculation Method - Appropriate performance design of various mechanisms, e.g. a mist removing filter, employed in post-paint treatment of various mechanisms, e.g. a deodorizer, employed in post-dry treatment is realized. Paint weight calculation is executed. Firstly, the amount of dry adhered paint is calculated by multiplying the work area by a coating thickness distribution value and stored, and the weight of dry adhering paint is calculated by multiplying the amount of dry adhering paint by the specific gravity of the dry paint and stored. Meanwhile, the weight of dry paint or the weight of dry paint sprayed from a paint machine is calculated by multiplying the weight of sprayed paint by a paint NV and stored, the weight of dry non-adhered paint is calculated by subtracting the weight of dry adhering paint from the weight of dry sprayed paint and stored, and then capacities of various mechanisms are designed using it. Furthermore, the amount of dry adhered paint or the volume of dry paint adhered to a work is determined and multiplied by the specific gravity of dry paint to determine the weight of dry adhered paint, which is then divided by the paint NV to determine the solvent weight of adhered paint. Lastly, the VOC weight is determined as the solvent weight of adhered paint by subtracting the weight of dry adhered paint from the weight of adhered paint containing the solvent and employed in designing the capacities of various mechanisms.09-25-2008
20100070241COMPUTER-BASED METHOD FOR AUTOMATED MODELLING AND DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - A computer-implemented method for producing a data representation of a specific building, in particular in the form of a house instance building information model (house instance BIM), by using a processor. A set of house product configuration data and a configuration rule instruction are retrieved, a first configuration input is received, the first configuration input triggers (a) the application of the at least one configuration rule instruction to the set of house product configuration data by using a configuration program that is executed in the processor to instantiate a configured house instance structure (HIS) formed of a plurality of HIS elements, or (b) the retrieval of a pre-instantiated house instance structure (HIS) and the application of the at least one configuration rule instruction to the set of house product configuration data and to the pre-instantiated house instance structure by using a configuration program that is executed in the processor to produce a configured house instance structure (HIS) formed of a plurality of HIS elements. From a product BIM (PBIM) element data store (03-18-2010
20110251830System and Method For Obtaining A Model of Data Describing A Physical Structure - There is provided a system and method for obtaining a model of data describing a physical structure. An exemplary method comprises defining a three-dimensional (3D) object that corresponds to a physical structure. The 3D object comprises a set of topological elements that each has an initial geometric definition. The exemplary method also comprises creating a subsequent model of the data by updating a subset of the topological elements in the 3D object. Each updated element in the subset has a geometric definition that has changed relative to its initial geometric definition.10-13-2011
20110098985System and method for managing information - A method of displaying one or more properties of a computerised model of an object is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: 04-28-2011
20110098983SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING EDITABLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS - A method and related CAD system and computer readable medium for creating a dimensioned object model in a CAD system, including automatically associating editable dimensions with an object model in the CAD system. The method includes receiving 2D CAD data, the 2D CAD data including dimension information, and creating a 3D model corresponding to the 2D CAD data. The method also includes associating the dimension information with features of the 3D model and storing the 3D model and associated dimension information in the CAD system. The dimension information can thereafter be edited to automatically produce corresponding changes in the 3D model. Other methods are also described.04-28-2011
20110077914Computerized Tool and Method for the Automated Creation of a Cutter Ramp Curve - An automated and computerized technique as disclosed herein can be utilized to generate a modeled cutter ramp curve for a flange component. The technique can be utilized in conjunction with any suitable CAD system to render a cutter ramp curve on the modeled flange component. The system obtains a selected amount of user inputs, verifies that the user inputs are consistent with the geometry of the flange component, and generates the cutter ramp curve in response to the user inputs and the flange geometry.03-31-2011
20110082667SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIEW-DEPENDENT ANATOMIC SURFACE VISUALIZATION - A method for simultaneous visualization of the outside and the inside of a surface model at a selected view orientation includes receiving a digitized representation of a surface of a segmented object, where the surface representation comprises a plurality of points, receiving a selection of a viewing direction for rendering the object, calculating an inner product image be calculating an inner product {right arrow over (n)}04-07-2011
20110082666Numerical Engineering Model System And Accessing Method Thereof - A numerical engineering model system is installed in a computer server and remotely operated by a local device via a network, which includes a user interface showing an operating page and receiving the numerical parameters, an analyzing module having at least one engineering model presented as the numerical parameters and a corresponding picture, a database storing the inputted numerical parameters and the picture, an engineering software means processing the inputted numerical parameters, and building, simulating and analyzing a 2D/3D model, and then storing the 2D/3D model, a simulating result and an analyzing result in the database. It is convenient for the users to remotely operate the system via any computer with network function. It simplifies the design procedures and reduces the design cost and design time because the engineering model is presented as numerical parameters and the corresponding picture. Furthermore, it is easy to understand and operate by common users without engineering knowledge.04-07-2011
20110153282Method of designing a sound waveguide surface - A method for designing a sound waveguide surface is described. The method includes the steps of forming a parametric model of the sound waveguide surface where the parametric model has at least one input parameter and then simulating a sound field that is formed by the sound waveguide surface. A frequency dependent spatial distribution measure is then determined for the sound field associated with the sound waveguide surface and the at least one input parameter is varied to change the sound waveguide surface to adjust the value of the frequency dependent spatial distribution measure.06-23-2011
20110082668SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING AN ENVIRONMENTAL REPRESENTATION - This invention relates generally to robotics, and more specifically, to systems and methods for establishing an environmental representation. In one embodiment, the invention includes a method of operations including determining quantitative data relating to one or more landmarks; determining qualitative data relating to the one or more landmarks; and establishing at least a portion of an environmental representation using the quantitative data and/or the qualitative data.04-07-2011
20110153279APPROACH FOR PLANNING, DESIGNING AND OBSERVING BUILDING SYSTEMS - A system which may enable users to plan, design and observe various building systems in an abstract and intuitive view, such as with a map view. In this view, virtually all facility information and objects may be displayed as simple shapes (e.g., rectangles). Just by some drag-and-drop, a user may provide shapes and rearrange positions of these shapes quickly to reflect a desired space relationship. Objects (e.g., components, devices, controllers, and the like) may be placed, moved around, and associated with each other on a facility layer or floor. Further, the map view may be used together with a tree view and a list view to provide alternative design ways. Changes made in any of the views may be synchronized with the other views. Various presentations of the facility may be provided.06-23-2011
20100241405Osteo-Articular Structure - Method for reconstruction of a three-dimensional model of an osteo-articular structure of a patient, wherein a) bi-dimensional patient-specific image data (09-23-2010
20120035887SHADING ANALYSIS SOFTWARE - Systems and methods for shading analysis and creating a 3D model of a surface of interest are provided. Such systems and methods may include taking ray traces to determine light contact with the surface of interest. Shadow maps may be generated. Power flux calculations may also be performed.02-09-2012
20110077913SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED DENTAL GEOMETRY REPRESENTATION - A digital data set representing a pre-scanned tooth geometry, including generic crown data, is merged with data representing a scanned patient tooth crown image, which lacks sufficient data to completely represent a complete tooth crown.03-31-2011
20110071803System and Method of Sub-Surface System Design and Installation - The system and method of the present invention provides comprehensive design and installation management for agricultural water management systems. Maps and grade profiles are created from data collected by Global Positioning devices in the field. Latitude, longitude, and elevation are triangulated from GPS data to develop contour, grade, and profile maps, used to design drainage systems in real time. Customer billing information and vendor pricing information are produced from map and grade profile data. Interfacing and machine control for machines used to install drainage and/or irrigation systems are generated from contour, grade and profile data. Data is exported and imported in common file formats for efficient data exchange.03-24-2011
20120303336ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING A REAL MODEL USING A VIRTUAL MODEL AND USE IN AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION - An arrangement for verifying a real model by using a virtual model is provided. The arrangement comprises a real model which has a real coordinate system, a virtual model which has a virtual coordinate system, a first position determination element, which is applied in/on the real model in a defined manner, and a real tool element, which is arranged in the real model. A position and/or orientation of the real tool element in the real model can be determined relative to the first position determination element. An operation of the real tool element can be triggered in the real model, and the operation of the real tool element can be imaged in the virtual model. The operation of the real tool element in the real model and the imaged operation in the virtual model can be logically or functionally assigned to one another.11-29-2012
20120303335VIRTUAL PRESS PLATE - Systems, methods and computer program products for a virtual press plate is disclosed. A method for creating a virtual press plate includes: (a) receiving a virtual decorative layer which is an electronic representation of a physical decorative layer; (b) receiving a first virtual engraving layer having one or more first markings that correspond to a first virtual depth level; (c) receiving a second virtual engraving layer having one or more second markings that correspond to a second virtual depth level; (d) creating a virtual press plate, which is an electronic representation of a physical press plate, based at least partially on the first and second virtual engraving layers; and (e) creating a virtual pressed decorative layer by virtually pressing the virtual press plate to the virtual decorative layer.11-29-2012
20120303334IMPORTATION AND REPRESENTATION OF PART FAMILIES AND DYNAMIC PART CATALOG GENERATION - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a definition of a version of a part family comprising a plurality of parts, each part having a same shape and a different respective size, wherein the definition includes a set of parameter values for each part of the part family; storing the definition along with other versions of the part family in either a parametric or parametric-independent format; receiving a request for the part family for a particular computer-aided design system; converting a latest version to a different format that is compatible with the particular computer-aided design system; and providing the converted part family in response to the request.11-29-2012
20120303333SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING - Non-destructive testing and examination systems and methods generate models and other representations of a part. These models can be used to perform analysis such as defect detection and categorization. The present disclosure identifies, in one embodiment, a method and system that identifies particular locations on the part for analysis. These locations correspond to regions of a reference model, which may comprise a representation of the part that a computer aided design (CAD) package can generate. The method provides for test parameters to be assigned or associated with the region so as to direct and instruct the execution of the relevant part analysis protocols. In one example, the test parameters identify criteria for one or more types of defects that may be found on the part.11-29-2012
20120303332ESTIMATING FORCES ON COMPLEX SURFACES - Techniques for constructing an enhanced model of an object are provided. Sensor data is received from a sensor network that is arranged on the surface of the object. The sensor data includes measurements of surface conditions that the surface of the object experiences. Pressure data, which correlates to locations on the enhanced model, is determined from the sensor data. The enhanced model is enhanced with the pressure data.11-29-2012
20110060561CAPACITY PLANNING - Included are embodiments for capacity planning. At least one embodiment includes a computer fluid dynamics (CFD) component configured to model a data center, the data center including at least one component and a monitor component (03-10-2011
20110060559SPATIAL PLANNING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a spatial planning systems and methods thereof. The spatial planning system is conveniently comprised of an information interface means for storing information of at least two nodes (03-10-2011
20110060557METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TESTING A VEHICLE DESIGN - A method and device for testing a vehicle design under predefined ambient conditions. A test driver is subjected to impressions of movement, which are generated as a function of the vehicle design and the ambient conditions, the vehicle design being present during the generation of the impressions of movement exclusively as a visual model, which is displayed to the test person.03-10-2011
20110060556Method for Registering 3D Points with 3D Planes - Three-dimensional points acquired of an object in a sensor coordinate system are registered with planes modeling the object in a world coordinate system by determining correspondences between the points and the planes. Points are transformed to an intermediate coordinate system using the correspondences and transformation parameters. The planes are transformed to an intermediate world coordinate system using world rotation and translation parameters. Intermediate rotation and translation parameters are determined by applying coplanarity constraints and orthogonality constraints to the points in the intermediate sensor coordinate system and the planes in the intermediate world coordinate system. Then, rotation and translation parameters between the sensor and world coordinate systems are determined to register the points with the planes.03-10-2011
20110060555Computer Based Models for Absorbent Articles - Methods of using computer based models for simulating the physical behavior of bodily fluids with absorbent articles.03-10-2011
20110251829SIMULATING PAINTING - A paint simulation system described herein includes a brush component that outputs a three-dimensional computer-implemented model of an image editing tool. A paint component receives the three-dimensional computer-implemented model and generates a two-dimensional map corresponding to a footprint of the three-dimensional model with respect to a computer-implemented canvas, wherein resolution of the two-dimensional map is substantially similar to resolution of a paint map of the computer-implemented canvas.10-13-2011
20110040531Method and System for Identification of Grouping Characteristics - A method and engineering system by which relationships are automatically identifiable between CAD objects of different CAD models, where use of a transformation rule which maps points of the envelope geometry of a first CAD object of a first CAD model onto points in a second CAD model is used such that the points involved in the transformation rule each relate to the same modeled raw component. The transformation rule is applied to at least two CAD objects of the first CAD model. If the transformed points in the second CAD model are surrounded by a common-envelope geometry, this spatial relationship is interpreted as a grouping relationship. A hierarchical data structure is then formed automatically within the engineering system, taking account of the already recognized grouping relationship, and allowing synchronous data keeping.02-17-2011
20110040529Methods and Techniques for Creating and Visualizing Thermal Zones - Techniques for using air flow analysis to model thermal zones are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling thermal zones in a space, e.g., in a data center, includes the following steps. A graphical representation of the space is provided. At least one domain is defined in the space for modeling. A mesh is created in the domain by sub-dividing the domain into a set of discrete sub-domains that interconnect a plurality of nodes. Air flow sources and sinks are identified in the domain. Air flow measurements are obtained from one or more of the air flow sources and sinks. An air flow velocity vector at a center of each sub-domain is determined using the air flow measurements obtained from the air flow sources and sinks. Each velocity vector is traced to one of the air flow sources, wherein a combination of the traces to a given one of the air flow sources represents a thermal zone in the space.02-17-2011
20110029290DORMER CALCULATOR - The present invention is a method for laying out a dormer that projects outward from a main roof and has a gable end and a dormer roof originating at a dormer point and terminating at an outer edge of the dormer roof near the gabled end. The dormer includes roof sheathing supported by dormer trusses. The dormer trusses include a gable truss and a plurality of valley trusses. The method of the present invention includes receiving a plurality of dormer inputs from a user. A plurality of layouts for the roof sheathing on the dormer roof are generated as a function of the dormer inputs. One or more layouts are then recommended to a user to reduce a quantity of roof sheathing waste.02-03-2011
20110257940VISUAL NOTIFICATION TOOL - Techniques for visual notification appliance selection are described. A set of dimensions for a structure are received by a processor and stored on a computer-readable storage medium. The processor calculates a maximum distance between a mounting location for a visual notification appliance and a location within the structure based upon the received dimensions. The processor also estimates an illuminance value for each of a plurality of angular paths within the structure. A visual notification appliance is selected that has an illumination rating that produces a minimum illuminance value at the maximum distance and at each of the plurality of angular paths. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-20-2011
20110213594METHOD FOR SIMULATION OF WELDING DISTORTION - It is an object of the present invention to accomplish both improvement of a calculation precision and reduction of a calculation time in prediction of a welding distortion of a large welded structure. A method of modeling a welded structure subjected to analysis by generating a mesh and performing thermo-elastic-plastic analysis thereon constructs a global model of the welded structure, and extracts a local model including a welded part from the global model. Next, the method constrains a boundary part of the extracted local model with the remaining portion of the global model, performs thermo-elastic-plastic analysis, and pastes the local model including the analysis result of the thermo-elastic-plastic analysis on the remaining portion of the global model, thereby reconstructing the global model. Thereafter, the method releases the constraint on the boundary part, and performs elastic analysis on the global model, thereby calculating a distortion of the welded structure.09-01-2011
20110213593Rules based design system - A rules-based computer implemented design system stored on servers and databases of a facilitating entity is disclosed. The system includes selection by a user at a first location of a scaled floor plan template within a user defined building site The selected floor plan template is rendered as a scaled computer generated graphical representation of the floor plan template. The graphical representation is output on to media at a second location remote from the first location. The graphical representation is tailored to the geographic location of the building site and of meteorological data and local government rules are stored on the databases of the facilitating entity at the second location.09-01-2011
20110153284Liquid Crystal Device with Embedded Element and Method for Designing Thereof - A design method for integrating an embedded device into a liquid crystal panel is disclosed, including providing an adjustable backlight spectrum range, and determining an area ratio of sub pixels occupied by an embedded element and a readout line in a touch panel according to the adjustable backlight spectrum range.06-23-2011
20110153285METHOD OF DEVELOPING A PETROLEUM RESERVOIR FROM A FACIES MAP CONSTRUCTION - A method of developing a petroleum reservoir, wherein a facies map representative of the reservoir is constructed from petrophysical property maps. A grid cell visiting order is defined by selecting the visiting order that first passes through the cells where the facies are the most discriminated. Then, in each cell i, according to the visiting order, and for various facies values k, the likelihood defined by the probability of obtaining in cell i the values of observed petrophysical properties is calculated, knowing that the facies in cell i is facies k, and knowing on the one hand already identified facies values V06-23-2011
20110153283METHOD FOR DESIGNING LAYOUT OF OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES - A method and apparatus to optimally design the layout of a plurality of optical waveguides in a case where one or more crossings occur due to a planar configuration of optical waveguides. Embodiments include a plurality of default routes are set for all of a plurality of waveguides so that each of a plurality of waveguides bundled at an input end is split into two or more waveguides, one split waveguide, together with another split waveguide, forms one or more crossings, and a plurality of split waveguides are bundled at least two separate places at an output end. The number of crossings existing on each of the routes is counted. The default value (splitting ratio) of the cross section (thickness and shape) of each of one waveguide and a plurality of waveguides split from the one waveguide is set on the basis of the counted number of crossings.06-23-2011
20110153281Method for Creating Garment - A method for creating a garment comprises steps of: creating a garment on a garment window; adding a first panel to the garment; adding a second panel to the garment; enclosing a plurality body parts of the human body with a plurality of panel positioning boxes; positioning selected panels on faces of the panel positioning boxes disposed around the human body three-dimensionally in order to facilitate matching of corresponding seam lines; defining a seam between the two selected panels which belong to the garment; deleting a selected panel from the garment; saving the garment into a garment file; and opening the garment by reading in the garment file stored in a storing device.06-23-2011
20120123741METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING A FORMED SHEET-METAL PART - In a method for designing a formed sheet-metal part, a method for displaying a visual representation of the quality of the formed sheet-metal part, the method comprising the steps of: 05-17-2012
20090006042Method and system for generating a graphical representation of a space - A graphical representation is generated on the basis of a database containing descriptors of localized entities, comprising information on said localized entities in a geometric model, a set-theoretic model and a semantic model. The method comprises the following steps: election (E01-01-2009
20090006041DESIGN SUPPORT PROGRAM AND DESIGN SUPPORT METHOD - A design support method comprising reading a two-dimensional cross-sectional model created by a computer-aided design system, saving information on a locus of travel of the recording medium, recognizing parts in a vicinity of the locus of the recording medium, and creating a simulation model in which parts other than the parts recognized in the recognizing are excluded from objects subject to contact calculation.01-01-2009
20100004902SPINE SELECTION MODE FOR LAYOUT EDITING - Methods, software, and systems implementing software provide for accepting a user's selection of a database object defining layout being displayed. The database objects can include objects defining paths and path segments. Automatic layout tools may be used in creating at least some of the objects. The user's selection begins a recursive process of automatically selecting additional database objects based on criteria designed to create an uninterrupted spine from database objects on a single interconnect layer, of the same width, and collectively arranged such that the spine has a first end and a second end, and can be traced from the first end to the second end without backtracking.01-07-2010
20120203514METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING A MESH MODEL, ENCODED MESH MODEL, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING A MESH MODEL - For most large 3D engineering models, the instance positions of repeating instances of connected components show significant multiple spatial aggregation. The invention uses several KD-trees, each for one cluster of points which are spatially aggregated. The multiple KD-trees generate a relatively short data stream, and thus improve the total compression ratio. A method for encoding points of a 3D mesh model comprises steps of determining that the mesh model comprises repeating instances of a connected component, and determining for each repeating instance at least one reference point, clustering the reference points of the repeating instances into one or more clusters, and encoding the clustered reference points using KD-tree coding, wherein for each cluster a separate KD-tree is generated.08-09-2012
20120203513RECONSTRUCTION OF NON-VISIBLE PART OF TOOTH - A computer-implemented method for modeling a complete tooth of a patient to facilitate dental and/or orthodontic treatment. The method includes generating a first set of digital data representing a clinical crown; generating a second set of digital data representing a plurality of digital tooth models of a particular tooth type each having a first parameterization; processing the second set of digital data to obtain a third set of digital data representing an average tooth model of the particular tooth type having a second parameterization which is less than the first parameterization; fitting the third set of digital data to the first set of digital data to create a set of digital data representing an interim tooth model; and morphing the set of digital data representing the interim tooth model to substantially mimic the anatomical shape of the clinical crown of the first set of digital data.08-09-2012
20120203512METHOD OF CONNECTING MESHES - A method of connecting three-dimensional structured meshes to form a conformal mesh, for solutions of flow problems, including: forming an interface by overlaying surfaces of two structured meshes; defining an interface set of mesh points in the interface; merging mesh points in the interface set that are within a predetermined distance of each other and projecting mesh points of one mesh in the interface that are within a predetermined distance of a line of the other mesh; generating an interface layer in the form of an unstructured mesh; and inserting a node at the centre of each hexahedra, and producing an unstructured layer of cells between the two structured meshes by joining the nodes to the mesh points of the interface layer.08-09-2012
20090240474SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MODEL OF AN IMAGE MEASURING MACHINE - A method for generating a model of an image measuring machine is disclosed. The method includes obtaining vertex coordinates of the image measuring machine and features that need to be generated from a configuration file stored in a storage device of a computer. The features comprise a top cover, a lens, a workplace, and a holder of the image measuring machine. The vertex coordinates comprise the vertex coordinates of the top cover, the lens, the workplace, and the holder. The method further includes generating the features of the top cover, the lens, the workplace, and the holder using graphical interfaces according to the corresponding vertex coordinates, so as to create the model of the image measuring machine, and displaying the model of the image measuring machine on a display device.09-24-2009
20090177444AUTOMATED HIERARCHICAL SPLITTING OF ANATOMICAL TREES - A method for splitting a dataset relating to an anatomical tree structure (07-09-2009
20090150123METHOD OF LAYING OUT A DATA CENTER USING A PLURALITY OF THERMAL SIMULATORS - A method is provided for facilitating installation of one or more electronics racks within a data center. The method includes: placing a plurality of thermal simulators in the data center in a data center layout to establish a thermally simulated data center, each thermal simulator simulating at least one of airflow intake or heated airflow exhaust of a respective electronics rack of a plurality of electronics racks to be installed in the data center; monitoring temperature within the thermally simulated data center at multiple locations, and verifying the data center layout if measured temperatures are within respective acceptable temperature ranges for the data center when containing the plurality of electronics racks; and establishing the plurality of electronics racks within the data center using the verified data center layout, the establishing including at least one of reconfiguring or replacing each thermal simulator with a respective electronics rack.06-11-2009
20080319717EFFICIENT METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MODELING AND IMPROVING STATIC MEMORY PERFORMANCE ACROSS PROCESS VARIATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS - An efficient method and computer program for modeling and improving stating memory performance across process variations and environmental conditions provides a mechanism for raising the performance of memory arrays beyond present levels/yields. Statistical (Monte-Carlo) analyses of subsets of circuit parameters are performed for each of several memory performance variables and then sensitivities of each performance variable to each of the circuit parameters are determined. The memory cell design parameters and/or operating conditions of the memory cells are then adjusted in conformity with the sensitivities, resulting in improved memory yield and/or performance. Once a performance level is attained, the sensitivities can then be used to alter the probability distributions of the performance variables to achieve a higher yield. Multiple cell designs can be compared for performance, yield and sensitivity of performance variables to circuit parameters over particular environmental conditions in order to select the best cell design.12-25-2008
20110213595METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARING LOGS FOR A LOG STRUCTURE - A method of preparing a log comprising scanning the log, matching the scanned log to a virtual log, generating a cutting profile for the scanned log from the matched virtual log and cutting the log in accordance with the generated cutting profile. A method for preparing a log structure including a plurality of logs. The method comprising scanning the logs, generating a cutting profile associated with each log, cutting each of the logs according to the associated cutting profile and, assembling the log structure with the cut logs. A system for preparing logs, the system comprising a scanning subsystem, a machining subsystem and, a CAD design subsystem.09-01-2011
20090326872Analytical Map Models - Visual map items may each be constructed and placed in position using logic defined by a map view component corresponding to each visual item, where that logic may depend on one or more values populated into parameter(s) of the map view component. Some of those parameter values may correspond to known map model parameter values. Others, however, may have been solved for using a model that defines analytical relationships between the map model parameters. In one embodiment, which of the map model parameters are input variable, and which are output model variables, may not be predetermined. Accordingly, a solver might be prepared for multiple solve operation paths even using a single model. The map view composition process may be entirely data-driven, and may include a mechanism for canonicalizing input data, and binding canonicalized input data to the model parameters.12-31-2009
20090112529ANALYSIS MODEL GENERATION SYSTEM - An analysis model generation system, for generating an analysis model of an analysis target, by correcting a distortion configuration owned by a configuration mesh data, which is generated by changing configuration of the analysis target, being made up with hexahedrons, into meshes, comprises a mesh data read-in portion 04-30-2009
20110257938SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN DESIGNING AIR INTAKES - A method for designing an air intake apparatus. The method includes receiving an indication of a requirement. A number of structural members to be used in the air intake and, optionally, one or more dimensions corresponding to the structural members are determined based at least in part on the requirement. A three-dimensional model of an air intake is generated based at least in part on the plurality of structural members and presented. One or more two-dimensional models may be generated based on the three-dimensional model and may further be output as manufacturing diagrams.10-20-2011
20080275674Methods and apparatuses for automatically selecting a pipe in a cad - The present invention is directed to methods, systems, and apparatuses for automatically determining a object type in a computer automated design application, and more particularly to automatically determining and drawing the pipe type of a pipe in a sprinkler system CAD drawing. The present invention allows a user to make various pipe parameter choices and decisions up front, and to then draw each individual pipe without having to each time make the numerous selections and decisions required to determine that pipe's proper type. The present invention may also be used to determine other component types in non-piping related CAD designs, such as electrical wiring, for example.11-06-2008
20110257939METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING A TARGET SIMULATION MODEL FOR A DEFINED SIMULATION OBJECT - A method and an apparatus for automatically generating a target simulation model for a defined simulation object, provides artefacts of the simulation object in a data base, wherein the artefacts describing the structure, the behavior and the physics of the object elements, and the artefacts have mechatronics simulation tags (MST) representing implicit indirect available engineering information; extracts out of the artefacts the information needed for generating the target simulation model; maps the object elements based on the defined objective into the elements of the target simulation model; and assembles the extracted information and the mapped elements to generate the target simulation model. The elements of the master model are defined and transformed into the target model. A lot of time is spent for setting up simulation models. The modeling effort can be reduced drastically wherein the reduction is direct saving of real manpower, time and with this saving money.10-20-2011
20110131016Parallel Navigation in a Plurality of CAD Models - A method for representing a plurality of computer aided design (CAD) models, wherein objects are compared between the CAD models, objects that match between the CAD models are selected, and the CAD models are aligned uniformly using the selected objects.06-02-2011
20110131015Distribution of Properties in a 3D Volumetric Model Using a Maximum Continuity Field - A model of the geological properties in a volume of the earth is created by distributing a plurality of points in the volume in the absence of a grid. Each point has a location. A first vector is assigned to a first point of the plurality of points. The first vector has a length, a magnitude, and a direction derived from a geological property in the neighborhood of the location of the first point. The magnitude of the first vector represents the value of the geological property in the neighborhood of the first point. The direction of the first vector represents the direction of maximum continuity. The direction of maximum continuity is the direction in the volume along which the magnitude of the geological property stays substantially the same for the greatest distance when moving away from the first point. The length of the first vector represents the distance through the volume from the first point in the direction of the first vector that the magnitude and direction of maximum continuity of the geological property stay substantially the same.06-02-2011
20110131014METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A MODEL OF AN OBJECT - A method of generating a model of a real object derived from a model of a second object, the model of the second object being defined by an array of data points, a number of identifiable components and a number of further components, comprises measuring parameters of corresponding identifiable components of a real object corresponding to the identifiable components in the model the second object. An array of data points defining a first model of the real object is generated the measured parameters. A further model of the real object is generated by substantially aligning the model of the second object with the first model of the real object, placing identifiable components represented in the model of the second object into positions corresponding to positions of equivalent components in the real object as defined by the measured parameters, placing the further components represented in the model of the second object into positions on the first model of the real object to represent corresponding components in the real object and adjusting the positions of one or more of the components placed on the first model of the real object to generate the further model of the real object. There is also disclosed an apparatus for generating a model of a real object.06-02-2011
20080208540Method for designing a composite material part with a curved surface - The invention relates to a method for designing a composite material part with a curved surface (08-28-2008
20110166832MODEL-BASED POSITIONAL ESTIMATION METHOD - A model-based method is described which defines a rigid transformation between two co-ordinate systems that reduces the accuracy requirements on the quality of the data-set (including, but not restricted to, the error in the acquisition process, and the number and spread of the points) measured in one of the two co-ordinate systems by identifying a set of remote correspondences that are used to bind the convergence process. The method can be used in minimal-access orthopaedic surgery to improve the accuracy of limb registration. Specific instances include femoral registration, by estimating the functional centre of the hip joint in both co-ordinate systems to be co-registered, and tibial registration, using the ankle centre as a distant set of paired correspondences. Accuracy can be measured in a variety of ways, including, but not restricted to, evaluating the mis-alignment between the two co-registered objects.07-07-2011
20080255811System and Method for Determining Surface Roughness - The present application provides a method and system for modeling surface roughness or cosmetic appearance as the result of manufacturing process performed on metal products. The method and system include loading of the desired dimensions of a metal product to be manufactured into a computer aided design program. A computer aided design model of the metal product to be manufactured is then generated, and the predicted levels of strain associated with manufacture of the metal product are also generated. A database of the characteristics of the metal material used in the manufacturing process is also created, including a digital image, resulting from physical testing of different desired materials to form the product to be manufactured. A database of physical characteristics created from physical testing performed using the computer aided design model of the product to be manufactured from a desired material is also created and used to produce a simulated product image which has the physical characteristics resulting from the manufacturing process superimposed on the simulated product image. The simulated product image may then be reviewed to determine whether potential problem areas may result in the metal product during manufacturing of the metal product from the desired metal material.10-16-2008
20080255809Locally Updating a Three-Dimensional Model - Updating a three-dimensional model includes generating a three-dimensional model comprised of components, modifying one of the components, determining other components having a possible changing effect on the three-dimensional model as a result of modifying the one component, and constructing a modified version of the three-dimensional model by regenerating the modified component and the other components having the possible changing effect while not regenerating remaining ones of the components not having the possible changing effect. The modified version achieves the same result as revising the three-dimensional model by regenerating each one of components.10-16-2008
20080255810CAD SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR SAME - The present invention reduces the number of diagrams and the workload of management and the like, by aggregating spools of a common format, in plant design technology using a three-dimensional CAD system. Format specific data which is stored separately according to spool format is obtained by aggregating the respective spools in the internal data, which is generated by a data acquisition means, into respective common formats by a spool aggregation means. In this process, a comparison and classification means compares the contents of the control point tables relating to the respective spools, between each and every pair of the spools, so as to confirm whether there exist control point tables which are the same, with taking all of the start points of each spool as a point of origin, thereby determines whether both spools of each pair are matching based on prescribed common characteristics, as the result of this determination, in cases where both spools are matching, then creates format specific data which is stored separately with respect to each spool format.10-16-2008
20100332193Method of Multi-segments Modeling Bond Wire Interconnects with 2D Simulations in High Speed, High Density Wire Bond Packages - A method for modeling bond wires in an IC package for predicting noise effects generated by electromagnetic coupling in complex bond wire configurations. A look-up table of equivalent LC circuit models for the bond wires is generated that accurately predicts the effects of the bond wire circuitry of a signal transmission system. Switch and mirror techniques are applied to reduce the bond wire configurations necessary to simulate. The method includes: setting parameters related to the IC package layout of groups of bond wires; sub-dividing each group of bond wires into regions, each including a portion of the bond wire or its corresponding pad, and generating dissection planes for the regions consisting of the bond wires; performing a 3D simulation on the regions consisting of the corresponding pads, and a 2D simulation for each dissection plane; constructing equivalent circuit models for groups of bond wires and corresponding pads based on the 3D and 2D simulations results; inputting the equivalent circuit models into a circuit simulator to measure the noise effects; and modifying the layout geometry to meet noise targets.12-30-2010
20110054850COMPOSITE LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION METHOD - A method for creating a design of an airfoil made of a plurality of plies has several steps including inputting a spatial definition of an exterior of the airfoil, inputting a parameter of a ply to be used in the design, using a protocol for the data describing each of the plurality of plies such that the data conforms automatically to steps used to create the design, and designing a plurality of plies according to the parameter, the protocol and the spatial definition to fill the exterior of the airfoil.03-03-2011
20110112804SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING FINAL POSITION OF TEETH - An apparatus and method define a fit of a set of upper and lower teeth of a patient by generating a computer representation of the teeth; and determining an occlusion from the computer representation of the teeth using one or more keys.05-12-2011
20110022363ROBUST OPTIMIZATION-BASED DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT PLANNING - A robust optimization-based decision support tool for reservoir development planning can comprise a source of input data, an optimization model, a high fidelity model for simulating the reservoir, and one or more solution routines interfacing with the optimization model. The optimization model can consider unknown parameters having uncertainties directly within the optimization model. The model can systematically address uncertain data, for example, comprehensively or even taking all uncertain data into account. Accordingly, the optimization model can provide flexible or robust optimization solutions that remain feasible over an uncertainty space. Once the reservoir model is optimized, final development plans may be generated.01-27-2011
20110264415CONFIGURATION ENGINE FOR A PROCESS SIMULATOR - A computer modeling apparatus includes an input module enabling user specification of a subject facility design based on limited data. The subject facility design includes design alternatives, and a processor routine coupled to the input module and responsive to the user specification by forming an input data set to a rigorous simulation modeler to model the subject facility design. The rigorous simulation modeler requires input beyond the limited data. The processor routine enables execution of the simulation modeler. The computer modeling apparatus further includes an interface member that enables the production of a rigorous simulation model of the subject facility design from the simulation modeler. The subject facility is one of an oil processing facility, a gas processing facility, an oil and gas separation facility, or a chemical processing facility.10-27-2011
20110264413METHOD FOR REPAIRING AND/OR UPGRADING A COMPONENT OF A GAS TURBINE - In a method for repairing and/or upgrading a component (10-27-2011
20110046923APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOW-COMPLEXITY THREE-DIMENSIONAL MESH COMPRESSION - An apparatus for compressing low-complexity 3D mesh, includes: a data analyzing unit for decomposing data of an input 3D mesh model into vertices information, property information representing property of the 3D mesh model, and connectivity information between vertices constituting the 3D mesh model; a mesh model quantizing unit for producing quantized vertices, property and connectivity information of the 3D mesh model by using the vertices, property and connectivity information; and a sharable vertex analysis unit for analyzing sharing information between shared vertices of the 3D mesh model. Further, the apparatus includes a data modulation unit for performing a circular DPCM prediction by using quantized values of the consecutive connectivity information of the 3D mesh model; and an entropy encoding unit for outputting coded data of the quantized vertices and property information, and differential pulse-code modulated connectivity information as a bitstream.02-24-2011
20110046922METHOD FOR DESIGNING A LIGHT GUIDE PLATE - The present disclosure relates to a method for designing a light guide plate. A raw light guide plate having a light input surface and light output surface opposite to the light input surface is provided. An illuminating surface having a shape and area same to that of the light output surface is built. The illuminating surface is divided into n×m illuminating areas, and the light input surface is divided into n×m scattering dots distributing areas corresponding to n×m illuminating areas. A number of original scattering dots are distributed on each scattering dots distributing areas. The original scattering dots are optimized.02-24-2011
20110257941SYSTEM AND AUTOMATED METHOD FOR CREATING DRAWINGS ONLINE FOR PRODUCT MANUFACTURING - A computer based online AutoCAD generation system is a questionnaire based system with dropdown menus for selection of options. The online system is secured with two levels of user authentication to gain access to the drawing system. Backend processing is used for approving the user registration. As the user selects the drop down menus the product parameters are populated based on the user selection. Once the product is selected the user submits for drawing and within a matter of seconds the drawing is shown online with zero client view using Autodesk Freewheel Project with its open source project. The user is given an option for downloading pdf files as well. This system can be used for any manufacturing with few modifications like questions and drawing templates appropriate for a specific product or class of products. In the described embodiment the system is designed for overhead steel rolling doors manufacturing.10-20-2011
20110257942APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EVALUATION OF DESIGN - A method of evaluating a design model, including: 10-20-2011
20110060560 METHOD FOR DESIGNING AND/OR SELECTING A DEVICE AND/OR MATERIAL FOR IMPLANTING IN TISSUES OF THE HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY AND A DEVICE AND/OR MATERIAL OBTAINED THEREBY - A method for designing a device and/or bio material for implanting in tissues of the human or animal body, comprising the acquisition of a digital image of the structure of the recipient tissue and its breakdown and processing in fractal elements that enable the classification of the type of tissue and the design of the device and/or biomaterial so as to achieve an optimal coupling for the purposes of the integration and the stability of the implant in the tissue. An automatic and simplified procedure is also described, based on the analysis of the image of the tissues with a view to providing indications on the most suitable device and/or biomaterial to choose for a implant.03-10-2011
20110082669VIRTUAL ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT - A method for virtual orthodontic treatment is provided in which a virtual set of orthodontic components is associated, in a virtual space, with a first virtual three-dimensional image of teeth, and then by a set of rules which define the effect of the set of components' teeth, the effect of the virtual treatment can be computed. This virtual treatment can be used to predict the results of a real-life orthodontic treatment as to design such a treatment.04-07-2011
20100292963PERSONAL FIT MEDICAL IMPLANTS AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING - The present invention provides methods, devices, systems, and instruments related to medical implants and surgical instruments produced to precisely fit individual subjects. In particular, the present invention utilizes a combination of medical imaging, quantitative image analysis, CAD, CAM, and additive manufacturing processes to personalized biocompatible devices.11-18-2010
20100292962SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING A CONVENTIONAL SURFACE INTO A NURBS SURFACE - A system and method for converting a conventional surface into a non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) surface generates a constructed curve according to a first NURBS curve of the conventional surface which is read from a storage system. The system and method further converts the constructed curve into the second NURBS curve. Furthermore, the system and method constructs the NURBS surface based on the first NURBS curve and the second NURBS curve.11-18-2010
20110119035PRODUCT DESIGN EVALUATION SYSTEM AND PRODUCT DESIGN EVALUATION PROGRAM - In a virtual space, a digital human is connected to a movable portion of a virtual model of a product, and torque acting on each joint of the digital human when the digital human moves the movable portion is calculated in a load calculator. The load calculator calculates maximum voluntary contraction according to the angle of each joint based on the relation between the joint angle and maximum voluntary force and separates the workability degree at the time of moving the movable portion of the product into a plurality of levels based on the ratio thereof to the maximum voluntary contraction. The evaluation image generator calculates torque acting on each joint when the digital human moves the movable portion of the product and displays which level the calculated torque belongs to on the screen of the monitor unit. The muscular load when the digital human uses the product is then evaluated for assisting design of the product.05-19-2011
20110040530METHOD FOR INSTALLING INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS IN AN ENVIRONMENT - A method for installing industrial components in an environment is provided, in which, with the aid of a computer-assisted design model representing the theoretical layout of the industrial components in the environment, various measuring points of the theoretical positioning of the supports of each component are determined, those theoretical measuring points are codified with values, parameterisable model measuring ranges are paramaterised by the codified values, and at least one measuring device is controlled with the aid of the codified values by application of the corresponding range in order to compare the actual positioning points in the environment as a function of theoretical positioning points of the supports of each component. The method is applicable to the installation of the components of the loops of the primary circuits of nuclear power stations.02-17-2011
20110125464APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR OPTIMIZATION MODEL ANALYSIS - An optimization model analysis apparatus configured with a finite element model generation unit that generates on the basis of a structural configuration of a design model having a 3D shape a finite element model for analyzing acoustic characteristics of the design by a finite element method. The apparatus is configured with a shell model generation unit that generates a model by dividing a surface of the finite element model into a plurality of plate elements having a polygonal shape; an optimization model generation unit that superimposes the shell model on the surface of the finite element model to generate an optimization model; and an optimization model modification unit that displaces nodal points which serve as vertexes of the plate elements in a direction intersecting a plane of the plate elements by displacing at least one of the nodal points in a direction of reducing a thickness of the optimization model.05-26-2011
20110125465TREAD SURFACE STRUCTURES FOR MUD EVACUATION - The present invention provides structures on the tread of a tire that improve the evacuation of mud, soil and the like. In particular, different tread features are provided that may improve the evacuation of mud, soil and the like by themselves or by strategically combining them. These different tread features may be tested to see how they affect mud evacuation at different rotational speeds by a test apparatus that mimics the performance of a tire. For example, a tread that has offset shoulder tread blocks, which shows good mud evacuation at lower speeds, may be combined with shoulder grooves with pockets that show good mud evacuation at intermediate speeds to see if this combination provides a solution that has the lowest change of speed necessary to evacuate 50-87% of the mud found in the grooves.05-26-2011
20110137619High Performance Knee Prostheses - Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a more natural way. In a preferred embodiment, such prostheses include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component preferably featuring among other things a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes. Other surfaces can also be specially shaped to achieve similar results, preferably using iterative automated techniques that allow testing and iterative design taking into account a manageable set of major forces acting on the knee during normal functioning, together with information that is known about natural knee joint kinetics and kinematics.06-09-2011
201002285263-D CASINO GAMING FLOOR VISUALIZATION UTILIZING REAL-TIME AND BATCH DATA - An integrated computing device (tool) and method for creating a floor layout, analyzing the layout from the simulated point of view of a patron within the floor, and assessing the performance of a layout in real time or with historical data.09-09-2010
20100324867DATA-DRIVEN VISUALIZATION TRANSFORMATION - The rendering of sequential data-driven scenes. Each data-driven scene is constructed using a plurality of view components, each receiving data into its input parameters, and using construction logic to formulate a rendering of corresponding visual item(s). When a transition even is detected, the data-driven scene changes from one scene to the next. For instance, the transition might occur by changing any one or more of the following: changing the data that is applied to the view components, 2) changing the set of view components, 3) changing the dimension set, or 4) changing one or more geometries used to construct the scene. Thus, data-driven scenes may be presented sequentially.12-23-2010
20100262405METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING CUSTOMISABLE CAD IMAGE FILES - The method of producing an image data file representative of a rendered three dimensional image includes the steps of: creating a master image data file representative of a three-dimensional master image which is rendered with contrasting colours for each different object type in the image; creating a plurality of fully rendered image data files representative of the three-dimensional image rendered with realistic surfaces including effects such as shadowing, textures and/or realistic colours; creating a mapping file which records which realistic surfaces are used for different objects types in which fully rendered image data file and which records which contrasting colour is used in the master image data file for each respective object type; selecting a object type realistic surfaces for each object type; processing the master image data file to determine edges of object types in the three dimensional image using the contrasting colour information in the mapping file and an edge detection process, to produce edge coordinate data for one or more respective object type; extracting selected portions of one or more of the fully rendered image files which correspond to the selected realistic surface and object type, the portion boundary of each portion being determined by the relevant edge coordinate data; and combining the extracted portions to produce a composite output image file representative of the three-dimensional image with the selected combination of object type realistic surfaces.10-14-2010
20090171629NETWORK DIAGRAM DISPLAY DEVICE, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Problem to be Solved: A subject matter is to understandably make one drawing for a logical structure diagram and a physical structure diagram.07-02-2009
20090171628PLANNING A SENSOR ARRAY IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEMPO-SPATIAL PATH ESTIMATION OF POTENTIAL INTRUDERS - A computerized method and system for providing a user with at least one scenario in a modeled theater. The computerized method may include the following steps: a) selecting a plurality of threat-sites in the modeled theater, wherein the threat-site comprises at least one of the following: at least one threat-area, and at least one threat object; b) selecting at least one secured-site in the modeled theater, wherein the secured-site is at least one of the following: at least one secured-area, and at least one secured-object; c) providing at least one constraint parameter; and d) determining the at least one penetrating scenario. The penetrating scenario may pertain to at least one of the following: the position and shape of at least one penetrating route.07-02-2009
20100179788SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HYBRID SOLID AND SURFACE MODELING FOR COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN ENVIRONMENTS - Systems and methods for modeling computer-aided design (CAD) environments and objects are disclosed. The systems and methods provided herein comprise a hybrid between solid modeling and surface modeling. The methods and systems are directed to structures that represent objects and rendering of the objects. The hybrid solution combines the modeling features and rules of solid modeling and the performance abilities provided by surface modeling. This provides efficient memory usage and advantageous run time performance.07-15-2010
20100179789METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT PLANNING USING UNIFIED WORKSTATION - A method and workstation for orthodontic treatment planning of a patient. The workstation is based on a computing platform having a graphical user interface, a processor and a computer storage medium containing digitized records pertaining to a patient including image data (3D image data and/or 2D image data). The workstation further includes a set of software instructions providing graphical user interface tools which the user marks a midline and an aesthetic occlusal plane in a two- or three-dimensional virtual model of the patient, marks an occlusal plane in the virtual model; selects a reference tooth in the virtual model; aligns virtual teeth in the virtual model in a proposed arrangement to treat the patient; manages space between the virtual teeth in the proposed arrangement; and repeats one or more of these steps in an iterative fashion to make any further adjustments in the proposed arrangement. When the adjustments are complete, the user selects or identifies a finalized proposed treatment plan for treating the patient.07-15-2010
20130197872TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING POP-UP CARDS FROM 3D MODELS - One embodiment of the invention is a pop-up engine that generates a pop-up card from a sliced 3D graphics model. In operation, a pop-up engine processes a sliced 3D model to identify locations where each slice of the 3D model is to attach to the pop-up card or to other slices of the 3D model. The pop-up engine traverses the boundary of each slice and, at intervals along the boundary, projects a ray toward the upper portion of the card. If the ray intersects a neighboring slice, then the slice attaches to the neighboring slice at that location. If, however, the ray does not intersect a neighboring slice, then the slice attaches to the upper portion of the card at that location. The pop-up engine then modifies the slice to include a hinge portion that connects the slice to either a neighboring slice or the upper portion at that location.08-01-2013
20110137616Design Method for Subsea Equipment Subject to Hydrogen Induced Stress Cracking - Systems and methods for generating transfer functions associated with calculating local stresses on pipe elements by post processing forces and moments of a pipe model representing the piping system. The transfer functions are reusable and allow recalculation with different sets of user data without requiring regeneration of the transfer functions.06-09-2011
20100121613Passive and Active Wireless Building Management System and Method - A building system includes a communication network, a plurality of wireless nodes, a plurality of passive wireless devices, and a processing circuit. The plurality of wireless nodes are disposed within a building operably and are coupled to the communication network. Each of the passive wireless devices is affixed to or within an object within the building. At least some of the objects constitute fixtures within the building. Each passive wireless device contains first information regarding at least one property of the object, and is configured to communicate wirelessly to at least one of the wireless nodes using power derived from communication signals detected in the passive wireless device. The processing circuit operably is coupled to receive the first information from the wireless devices, the processing circuit configured to update a model of at least a portion of a building based at least in part on the at least one property of the objects.05-13-2010
20100121611Method for Identifying the Analytical Transitional Cross-sections of a Rigid Transport Element - According to a preferred embodiment, a method for identifying the analytical transitional cross-sections of a rigid transport element is disclosed. The method includes providing a 3D model of a rigid transport element, a list of total edges from the 3D model, a list of total faces from the 3D model, and a list of connecting edges from the 3D model, identifying all edges from said list of total edges which have connectivity with any edge in the list of connecting edges and are part of a cross-section, placing the identified edges into a list of cross-section edges, and identifying the analytical cross-section that lies on the plane defined by the edges in said list of cross-section edges.05-13-2010
20110137620THREE-DIMENSIONAL CAD MODEL CREATING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - Included are a table creating unit that creates, for a three-dimensional CAD model, tabular data that describes change logic for each changed state, the change logic associating a changed state with a condition to be satisfied to shift to the changed state, the changed state being a form after transformation of the three-dimensional CAD model; a data converting unit that converts each change logic set in the created tabular data into a description in a certain program language, and creates a model built-in program; an model built-in program IO unit that registers the converted model built-in program to the three-dimensional CAD model; and a three-dimensional CAD software-program unit that transforms the three-dimensional CAD model when receiving an operation for transforming the three-dimensional CAD model, based on the operation and a change logic described in a model built-in program registered to the three-dimensional CAD model.06-09-2011
20110137618GEOTECHNICAL HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING - A system and method for designing and constructing an optimized underground crossing through the earth is provided. The underground crossing allows one or more delivery line to pass through the earth. The method involves forming an investigation bore path along a preliminary path of the underground crossing and collecting geological data along the investigation bore path. The method involves determining a selected bore path for the underground crossing and finalizing a design for the construction of the underground crossing. The finalized design is based upon the collected geological data. The method involves obtaining one or more permits for the underground crossing based on the finalized design.06-09-2011
20110137617METHOD FOR GENERATING INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF A BIOMOLECULE - A method for generating information related to the molecular structure of a biomolecule, comprising the steps of: (a) receiving a three-dimensional representation of said molecular structure, comprising a first set of residue portions and a template; and (b) modifying the representation of step (a) by at least one optimization cycle. Each optimization cycle comprises the steps of: (b1) perturbing a first representation of the molecular structure by modifying the structure of one or more of the first set of residue portions; (b2) relaxing the perturbed representation by optimizing the structure of one or more of the non-perturbed residue portions of the first set with respect to the one or more perturbed residue portions; (b3) evaluating the perturbed and relaxed representation of the molecular structure by using an energetic cost function and replacing the first representation by the perturbed and relaxed representation if the latter's global energy is more optimal than that of the first representation; and the method further comprises the steps of (c) terminating the optimization process according to step (b) when a predetermined termination criterion is reached; and (d) outputting to a storage medium or to a consecutive method a data structure comprising information extracted from step (b).06-09-2011
20120310607ENGINEERING STRUCTURE MULTI-OBJECTIVE PERFORMANCE-BASED SEISMIC DESIGN - A method for determining a seismic design for a structure includes setting performance objectives; inputting the performance objectives into a single degree of freedom system to carry out a simulation test; continuously adjusting the size of seismic waves applied to the system to determine a relationship between performance demand and the period of the structure under different performance objectives; obtaining a seismic demand spectrum curve between a seismic influence coefficient or a spectral accelation and displacement performance objective in the single degree of freedom system; analyzing the relationship between the base shear force and the displacement of the engineering structure; converting the relationship into the relationship between the capacity and the displacement in the single degree of freedom system; obtaining a capacity spectrum curve; comparing the capacity spectrum curve with the performance demand spectrum curve; and assessing the seismic capacity of the structure under different performance objectives.12-06-2012
20120310606Systems And Methods For Visualizing Building Architectures And Applications Thereof - The present invention provides tools for 2-D and 3-D visualization of exterior and interior environment information based on the architecture of buildings. Applications of the visualization are also described, including, for example, gaming applications and emergency response applications.12-06-2012
20120310605NON-TRANSITORY, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING ANALYTICAL SUPPORT DEVICE, AND ANALYTICAL SUPPORT DEVICE - A non-transitory, computer readable storage medium storing a program that causes a computer to conduct a processing, the processing has creating a solid figure surrounding an object and a solid figure surrounding a plurality of components of a group of components included in the object, based on design information related to the object, determining elements belonging to the solid figure surrounding the plurality of components from a plurality of elements partitioned and divided from the created solid figure surrounding the object, generating a spatial model that represents a space in which the plurality of components exist, based on the determined elements that belong to the solid figure surrounding the plurality of components, and outputting a result of the generating.12-06-2012
20120310604THREE-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRIC DESIGN, ANALYSIS, AND OPTIMIZATION OF SHELL STRUCTURES - In some implementations, there may be provide a method for modeling and simulation. The method may include generating a model of an object, wherein the model defines at least a surface of the object, wherein the surface comprises a plurality of patches generated based on a function (e.g., a spline, a T-spline, a non-uniform rational B-spline, and the like); presenting, at a user interface, the surface of the object in accordance with the model; inserting into the model of the object a bending strip between a first patch on the surface and a second patch on the surface; performing an analysis of the model including the bending strip, the first patch, and the second patch; and presenting, at the user interface, a three-dimensional representation of the object including a result of the analysis. Related system, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.12-06-2012
20120310603Simulation of a Process - An apparatus for simulating a casting or molding process, said apparatus comprising means for providing a computer model (12-06-2012
20120310602 Facilities Management System - Long-term facility maintenance may be more efficient when data from multiple sources are combined onto an easily navigable display. In particular, building model data from a three-dimensional computer assisted design (CAD) file may be combined with maintenance information from a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and other data sources such as user's manuals and repair guides. The combined data may be accessible through a three-dimensional display of the building on a mobile device. The mobile device allows a user to navigate through the building and select components to view additional maintenance information for the selected components. The display may interact with location sensing devices, such as GPS, in the mobile device to automatically display model data near the user's location. Additionally, a user may modify component information on the mobile device, which is transmitted to the CMMS to update the stored component information.12-06-2012
20110087466METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPARENTLY DISPLAYING INFORMATION RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A method is provided for rating and/or highlighting information in an image of a motor vehicle (04-14-2011
20110087463Composite Information Display for a Part - A method and apparatus for processing a model of a part. A number of locations are identified in the model of the part in response to receiving a request from a client application for information about the number of locations on the part. A section cut is created at each of the number of locations to form a number of section cuts. Data is obtained for layers in each of the number of section cuts. The model with the number of section cuts is changed to form a formatted model with a format used by the client application. The layers in each of the number of section cuts in the formatted model are associated with the data for the number of layers in the each of the number of section cuts. The formatted model and the data for the layers is returned to the client application.04-14-2011
20130197866METHOD FOR DESIGNING A BONE MORPHOLOGY BASED HIP SYSTEM - A method of designing a group of femoral implants from three-dimensional images of femurs from a patient population greater than 100. A boundary between cortical and cancellous bone is defined in each of the images. A longitudinal axis of the femur is defined centered within the boundary. The width of the boundary is measured in a direction perpendicular to the axis at multiple cross-sections along the longitudinal axis spaced less than 20 mm. At least five (5) different size implants for implantation in a noncortical bone area of the femur are designed based on the measured widths. At least one area of the proximal femoral component boundary is designed where the implant outer surface is sized to be within 2 mm of the cortical bone. The proximal dimensions of the at least five implants are sized to provide the fit within 2 mm in 95% of the femurs from the population.08-01-2013
20100082303FLEXIBLE EVALUATOR FOR VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS - A method for automatically generating a multi-component multilevel model for simulation of an automotive propulsion system and/or subsystem. The method comprises a capture component and a build component. The capture component operates to automatically parse all relevant information of an existing model and to generate one or more files indicative of the systems and subsystems of the model. The files are created such that they may be efficiently searched, manipulated, and applied for subsequent use in various user defined models created through the build component. The build component obtains the information in the one or more files and additional user defined files based on user selections to automatically create an executable model ready for analysis.04-01-2010
20090299701METHOD FOR DESIGNING SHOWER PLATE FOR PLASMA CVD APPARATUS - A method of designing a shower plate for a plasma CVD apparatus includes (a) providing a shower plate having a convex surface configured by a convex equation; (b) forming a film on a wafer using the shower plate in the plasma CVD apparatus; (c) determining a distribution of thickness of the film formed on the wafer by dividing a diametrical cross section of the film into multiple regions; (d) determining at least one secondary equation; and (e) designing a surface configuration of the shower plate by overlaying the secondary equation on the convex equation.12-03-2009
20090292509METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING RESPONSE OF A BUILDING SYSTEM TO AN EXTREME EVENT - A method for assessing the impact of a disrupting event on a structure, such as building, vis-à-vis its multiple interrelated systems as well as the occupants of the structure is disclosed. The method, which may be embodied in computer readable code stored on a computer readable storage medium and executable by a computer or similar workstation, can be applied to structures that are in the design phase, construction phase, as well as the post-construction phase. The invention allows the impact of a disrupting event, including the response of building occupants to the disrupting event, to be simulated and assessed from infancy and throughout the life of the structure, and used to assess various design alternatives when allocating resources.11-26-2009
20090292508METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODELING LONG RANGE EUVL FLARE - One embodiment of the present invention provides techniques and systems for modeling long-range extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) flare. During operation, the system may receive an evaluation point in a layout. Next, the system may receive an EUVL model which includes kernels that are discretized at different sampling rates, and which have different sized ambits. Specifically, a kernel that is discretized using a low sampling rate may have a longer range than a kernel that is discretized using a high sampling rate. The system may then convolve the kernels with the layout at the evaluation point over their respective ambits. Next, the system may use the convolution results to determine an indicator value. The indicator value can be used for a number of applications, e.g., to predict pattern shapes that are expected to print on a wafer, to perform optical proximity correction, or to identify manufacturing problem areas in the layout.11-26-2009
20110191068MULTISCALE SUBSTRUCTURES IN FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS - Methods and systems for conducting a time-marching simulation of a product using a finite element analysis model including at least one multiscale substructure are disclosed. According to one aspect, a FEA model of a product is defined for a time-marching simulation. The FEA model comprises an overall structure, and at least one multiscale substructure. Each substructure corresponds to some of the master representative segments defined in the overall structure. Time-marching simulation of the product is conducted with first and second sets of timescale due to significantly different characteristic dimension of the FEA model. The first set is configured for the overall structure or master group, while the second set for the substructures or slave group. The first set is run at a time step significantly larger than the second set. Synchronization of the responses is at the end of each solution cycle corresponds to the first set of timescale.08-04-2011
20110191070Method and Apparatus to Create 3-Dimensional Computer Models of Persons From Specially Created 2-Dimensional images - A method to create a computer retrievable three dimensional model of a person that can be used as a replacement for manual measurements in the garment industry. The method uses a garment which has geometrical patterns, such as a grid pattern. The garment also contains marks that would identify landmark locations for identifying geodetic points on the person wearing it and thus could be aligned to predetermined points when wearing. A calibrated set of images are captured by multiple cameras with the person wearing this garment. These images are analyzed by a computer program which will calculate the exact spatial location of points along the geometric pattern, thus recreating the measurements of the person. A model thus created can be used in multiple industries such as, but not limited to the garment industry.08-04-2011
20110191069SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING A BUILDING - An automated method and system generates a specification or construction of a building based upon a floor plan, and using modular elements selected from a predetermined set of modular element types. Computer-readable input data representative of a user-generated floor plan is received, which is made up of modular elements arranged in accordance with a regular grid. The input data is processed to produce computer-readable specification data which includes a specification for construction of a building from the modular elements, in accordance with the floor plan. At least one output file is generated, which includes information for use in construction of a building in accordance with the building specification data. The invention enables the design of modular building structures, which can be deployed relatively rapidly and cheaply, by users having no particular skills in building design and/or structural engineering. The system and method are therefore particularly useful for meeting building deployment requirements in remote areas, and in circumstances such as military operations or response to natural disasters.08-04-2011
20110137615CORRELATION OF INSPECTION INFORMATION AND COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN DATA FOR STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT - A system and method for correlating data is provided. Generally, the system contains a scanning system having at least one inspection emitter. The scanning system situated to scan a structure and produce a quantity of inspection information. A local positioning system is in communication with the scanning system and situated to detect a location of the quantity of inspection information in relation to the structure. A quantity of computer-aided design data corresponding to the quantity of inspection information is included. An imaging system is in communication with the scanning system and the local positioning system, the imaging system situated to produce an overlay image of at least two of an image based from the structure, an image based from the quantity of inspection information and an image formed from at least a portion of the quantity of computer-aided design data.06-09-2011
20110264417SPACTIAL MODELLING SYSTEM EMPLOYING BIM - Disclosed is a spatial modelling system. The spatial modelling system comprises: a modelling module for generating modelling information about a space in accordance with input from a user; a space syntax module for perceiving the space on the basis of the modelling information generated by the modelling module, and generating information about the space syntax of at least one portion of the space; and a control module for displaying the results of an analysis of the space syntax of the at least one portion of the space, on the basis of information about the space syntax obtained by analysis by means of the space syntax module.10-27-2011
20100030528Method, Apparatus, and System for Determining Accurate Location Data Related to Underground Installations - A system for determining location data related to at least one underground installation includes a non-invasive underground structure detection system, at least one analyzer mechanism, and at least one computer. The non-invasive underground structure detection system is configured to scan a survey area and transmit a first data set at least partially representative of the survey area. The survey area includes at least one underground installation. The at least one analyzer mechanism is configured to measure at least one physical characteristic associated with the at least one underground installation and transmit a second data set at least partially representative of the at least one measured physical characteristic. The at least one computer receives the first transmitted data and the second transmitted data, and determines location data related to the at least one underground installation based at least in part on the first and second transmitted data sets.02-04-2010
20100030527SYSTEM, PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND RELATED METHODS FOR BIT DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND SELECTION - Systems, program product, and methods are provided which include analyzing the drillability of a subterranean formation and a database of performance characteristics for drilling bits to facilitate bit design optimization and selection for that formation. Using component subterranean formation data, computer models can be generated for the drillability of a target section in terms of physical, mechanical, and micro-structural properties, and for postulated suitable drilling bit performance characteristics based on physical, mechanical, and micro-structural properties of the target section. The drilling bit performance characteristics are then updated by quantifying effects of the drilling system to be employed. Each performance characteristic can be normalized and plotted on its own axis for easy comparison. Next, a candidate drilling bit design is selected from a library of computer models of drilling bit characteristics for a suite of drilling bit designs. An optimization of the drilling bit design may be also performed.02-04-2010
20100030526AXIAL BOLTED FLANGE DESIGN METHODS AND SYSTEMS - A method of designing an axial bolted flange joint includes the use of a common, controlled spreadsheet that includes part and assembly drawings, dimensions, equations, materials properties, and design limits and design criteria that generates alerts to the user during the design process. Drawings are updated by the spreadsheet as parameters are changed and are available as final drawings at any stage of the method. After the user achieves an acceptable preliminary design in the spreadsheet, the data from the spreadsheet and/or updated drawings are imported into a solids modeling program. A finite elements program imports data from the solids modeling program to perform a stress analysis. The data in the spreadsheet may be modified, if necessary, based upon the stress analysis results.02-04-2010
20100023305COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM WHICH STORES KNITTING STRUCTURE MODEL GENERATION PROGRAM,KNITTING STRUCTURE MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS AND KNITTING STRUCTURE MODEL GENERATION METHOD - A knitting structure model generation program, apparatus and method are provided to generate a three-dimensional model of a warp knit to reproduce a realistic knitting structure. An initial model generation portion (01-28-2010
20110077912Hybrid Element Enabling Solid/SPH Coupling Effect - Hybrid elements that enable coupling effects between SPH particles and FEM solid are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, hybrid elements are configured to facilitate coupling effect of solid element based on finite element method (FEM) and one or more corresponding particles based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). Hybrid elements are defined in a computer aided engineering (CAE) grid model as a buffer or interface between the SPH particles and FEM solids. For example, a portion of the grid model comprises SPH particles because the likelihood of enduring large deformation, while the rest of the model comprises FEM solid elements. Hybrid elements are placed between the solids and the particles. Each hybrid element comprises two layers: solid layer and particle layer.03-31-2011
20100121614Methods and Apparatuses for Preprocessing a CAD Drawing - Methods and systems for preprocessing a drawing to enhance its usability for subsequent viewing or modification by simplifying information displayed in the drawing, reducing the size of the drawing file, and removing unnecessary data. The invention also includes a wizard function that can record many of the functions or steps taken by a user to modify a drawing and then be used to preprocess a similar type of drawing using the recorded functions and steps.05-13-2010
20090119073Heat trace system design - Heat trace system design is disclosed. In some embodiments, pipe system data including data associated with pipe system components is received, and in response to receiving a selection of a pipe system component, data associated with a set of one or more pipe system components including the selected pipe system component is automatically extracted from the received pipe system data. One or more heat trace system components for the set of pipe system components are determined based at least in part on the extracted data.05-07-2009
20090138242MINIMIZING STICK-SLIP WHILE DRILLING - According to the invention, a method for designing a rotary drill bit for drilling a cavity in a medium is disclosed. The method may include determining a characteristic of a drillstring with which the rotary drill bit is coupled. The method may also include determining an initial number of groups of cutters for the rotary drill bit, where each group of cutters includes a plurality of cutters substantially aligned along a different radius of the drilling face. The method may moreover include determining a characteristic of the medium relative to a characteristic of the cutters. The method may additionally include determining a characteristic of a rotational motion source used to rotate the rotary drill bit. The method may further include determining the angles of pitch between each of the groups of cutters to minimize an amount of sticking or slipping of the bit in the medium during a drilling operation.05-28-2009
20110153280SYSTEM OF COMPUTING A CROSS-SECTION LAYOUT, METHOD OF COMPUTING A CROSS-SECTION LAYOUT AND PROGRAM OF COMPUTING A CROSS-SECTION LAYOUT - A technique of computing a realistic cross-section layout of a wire bundle which corresponds to the initial arrangement of wires. Geometrical data are obtained by a geometrical data obtaining means (06-23-2011
20110307225SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND TOOLS FOR PROOFING A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OBJECT - Systems, methods, and tools for proofing computer-aided design (CAD) objects (e.g., CAD drawings or models). The objects are implemented with CAD software and represent an apparatus. An exemplary method includes receiving a CAD object representing the apparatus, determining criteria for proofing the CAD object, determining rules, extracting items of interest from the CAD object, and comparing the extracted items with the rules. An example item of interest is a drawing note on the CAD object and an example rule includes a plurality of keywords.12-15-2011
20110307224System and Method for Machine Engine Modeling - A system, method, and computer readable medium. A method includes maintaining a domain-specific library that has machine objects for a specific usage domain. The method includes building a machine engine model using machine objects from the domain-specific library, where the machine engine model defines at least one automation task. The method includes executing the automation task according to the machine engine model and the plurality of machine objects and displaying the machine engine model, including the executing automation task.12-15-2011
20110307223Method and apparatus for automating electrical engineering calculations - A computer-based method and apparatus are provided for designing a building's electrical power distribution system. An eNode module accepts user input and collects global project information for an entire electrical power distribution system project. The eNode module extracts and imports the electrical power distribution system project data from separate building equipment and panel board modules and calculates various total electrical loads for the overall system. The eNode module automatically determines the need for accommodating transformers between electrical nodes and flags errors in the specification of panel boards and electrical equipment based on the calculated total loads. The eNode module specifies transformer requirements and determines these errors with the aid of electrical standards data, such as the National Electrical Code. Finally, the computer-based invention automatically generates an electrical parts inventory for constructing the electrical circuits in the building, including transformers, which may be electronically transmitted to a parts supplier for fulfillment.12-15-2011
20090070071METHOD FOR SEMI-AUTOMATIC QUANTITY TAKEOFF FROM COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN DRAWINGS - Embodiments of the present invention include methods for semi-automatic quantity takeoff from computer aided design (CAD) drawings. For each drawing object a corresponding takeoff object is created. A takeoff object may include the dimension of geometry (e.g., numerical, lineal, area) to quantify, the object parameter to be quantified for all instances of the object, and the takeoff calculations to be performed. After a takeoff object is defined, the corresponding instances are automatically identified and quantified. The cost of each instance is then calculated and added to the project cost. Using automated methods, instead of manual techniques, reduces errors and increases the accuracy of the generated cost estimate. Advantageously, the takeoff objects may be saved in the system database and reused for different projects, thereby ensuring consistency between projects. Furthermore, reusing takeoff information, both between instances of an object and between projects, reduces the time required to perform cost estimates.03-12-2009
20120041722GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS FROM IMAGES - The subject disclosure relates to generating models from images. In an aspect, multi-view semantic segmentation is provided to recognize and segment images at the pixel level into semantically meaningful areas, and which can provide labels with a specific object class. In further aspects, a partition scheme is provided that can separate objects into independent blocks using major line structures of a scene. In addition, an inverse patch-based orthographic composition and structure analysis on a block is provided that can regularize noisy and missing reconstructed 3D data to facilitate image-based modeling.02-16-2012
20090248368Systems and methods of constructing Radial Basis Function (RBF) based meta-models used in engineering design optimization - Systems and methods of consuming radial basis function (RBF) based meta-models are described. In one aspect, a product is to be designed and optimized with a set of design variables, objectives and constraints. A number of design of experimentals (DOE) points are identified. Each of the DOE points represents a particular or unique combination of design variables. Computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis/analyses is/are then performed for each of the DOE points. A RBF based meta-model is created to approximate the CAE analysis results at all of the DOE points. A crowding distance is calculated for each DOE point. The DOE points are sorted accordingly in a predetermined criterion such as descending order, from which a predefined number of the DOE points are chosen as RBF neuron centers. RBF parameters such as function type, width and weight factor are adjusted so that the meta-model can substantially match the CAE analysis results.10-01-2009
20120041723 DATA STRUCTURE FOR A LIST OF PARTS - A data structure for a parts list of a mechanical device, the parts list including at least one set including at least one element selected from a component and a set of components. The structure includes: an identifier of the set; an identifier of the element; at least one link between the identifier of the element and at least one CAD file including a geometrical representation of the element; at least one link between the identifier of the set and at least one data file including a three-dimensional positioning matrix of the at least one element of the set, together with at least one pointer to the CAD file containing the geometrical representation of the element of the set; and a three-dimensional positioning vector for positioning the element in the set.02-16-2012
20120041721FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE - The invention discloses a method to design the optical profile of a flat panel display device comprising a first waveguide, a transition waveguide and a waveguide/display, wherein the waveguide/display has a display surface and a substantially wedged shape, comprising the steps of: determining the optical profile of the first waveguide and the transition waveguide; selecting major light paths/angles, calculating to obtain the surface profile of the sections in the waveguide/display corresponding to the respectively selected light paths/angles, to compensate the distortions in the displayed image.02-16-2012
20090089017GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING INPAINTING AND ERROR CALCULATION FEATURES 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 identifying a plurality of localized error regions within a geospatial model data set, calculating an overall error value for the geospatial model data set, and inpainting at least one of the localized error regions and re-calculating the overall error value, and stopping inpainting when the overall error value is below an error threshold.04-02-2009
20100324868Core Sample Preparation, Analysis, And Virtual Presentation - Core samples may be easily, quickly, and safely split using a fluid cutter, such as a water jet. Cutting may take place upon exit of the sample from the drill tube, or core samples may be placed in core carriers for cutting. Core samples may also be stored and transported in the core carriers. Assessment of core samples is facilitated by scanning the core samples, with the results stored to produce a virtual core sample. Virtual core samples may be displayed on a computing device, including a core sample display device which simulates the appearance of a section of an actual core.12-23-2010
20090281773METHOD OF DESIGNING A TIRE HAVING A TARGET RESIDUAL ALIGNING TORQUE - A method of designing a tire, wherein a tire designer identifies a target residual aligning torque range for a tire design and creates a computer model of the tire, including a buttress angle. Further, the method includes calculating the residual aligning torque of the modeled tire and comparing the calculated residual aligning torque value to the target residual aligning torque to determine whether the calculated residual aligning torque value is within the target residual aligning torque range. The method produces a final tire design having a target residual aligning torque.11-12-2009
20120041724Method for Analyzing and Designing Armor in a Vehicle - Properly identifying the most vulnerable areas and quantifying the effectiveness of armor at those locations is critical to achieving efficient armor integration. A method for designing protective armor for a vehicle includes the deriving shotlines through an element; computing a probability of kill value for each shotline in each element; calculating a probability of kill intensity for each element; ranking the elements according to highest probability of kill intensity; mapping the elements in a 3D CAD environment to visually depict the elements having the highest probability of kill intensity; and designing armor taking into account the elements having the highest probability of kill intensity.02-16-2012
20110071806METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING CENTER HOLE OF CRANKSHAFT - A method of determining a center hole of a material crankshaft, which is obtained through molding with first and second molds, includes: obtaining first shape data of a first portion of the material crankshaft molded by the first mold and second shape data of a second portion of the material crankshaft molded by the second mold; comparing the first and second shape data respectively with first and second designed data corresponding to the first and second molds, respectively, for computing a misalignment amount of each of the first and second portions due to misalignment between the first and second molds; adjusting, based on the misalignment amount, data corresponding to the misalignment amount to reproduce actual shape data; and determining, based on the actual shape data, a position of the center hole in the material crankshaft such that a rotation balance of the material crankshaft is within a predetermined range.03-24-2011
20110071801METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING A REPRESENTATION OF A TRAFFIC INTERSECTION - A method and apparatus for displaying a representation of a traffic intersection on a display of a computer is disclosed. The method involves receiving operator input defining a relative orientation between a first roadway and a second roadway, the first and second roadways forming an intersection area therebetween. The method also involves receiving an operator selection of a design vehicle that is expected to use the traffic intersection, the design vehicle being defined by a plurality of design vehicle parameters. The method further involves generating at least one turning path of the design vehicle through the intersection between the first roadway and the second roadway, and generating first vehicle extent locations associated with passage of the design vehicle along the at least one turning path. The method also involves generating an outer edge of the intersection area, the outer edge being generally aligned with selected ones of the first vehicle extent locations, and generating display signals for causing the computer display to display an image representing the traffic intersection.03-24-2011
20110071800SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EFFICIENT SCHEMATIC REVIEW - A system and method for providing schematic reviews is provided. The method includes providing a schematic design, selecting a signal, where the signal is a graphical representation, previewing the signal, obtaining relevant information on components constituting the signal, and controlling the signal to obtain relevant information on the components. Controlling the signal comprises activating a link to a data compilation related to the signal component, and activating the data compilation comprises creating a link to a datasheet. The graphic representation of the signal comprises providing a block diagram overview of connectivity of the signal components and the graphical representation comprises a graphical three dimensional model, and providing a log database that includes review information provided by multiple reviewers and is accessible by the reviewers. A notation medium is provided for the reviewers for communication between the reviewers.03-24-2011
20110071805AUTOMATED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBJECT CONFIGURATION - An automated system and method is provided for configuring an object (e.g., a room). In accordance with a preferred embodiment, configuration is facilitated through the use of layering functionality and frame-based inferences to evaluate stored knowledge of object attributes. The frame-based inferences may be supplemented by a rules-based inference system. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, a graphics-based user interface may be used to permit interactive configuration using two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of the object, and incorporating engineering specifications, as well as functional and physical attributes.03-24-2011
20110071799GRID MODELS - A method of forming grid models, and in particular, grid models of geological structures. In an embodiment, the method includes forming a grid model of a geological structure by forming a grid, and cutting the grid along a surface to form a grid model. The method may include identifying fault blocks and their bounding surfaces and individually forming a grid for each fault block. The grids may be cut along the bounding surfaces to form block grids which reflect the geometry of the fault block. The individual block grids may be assembled to form an assembled grid model.03-24-2011
20110071798CAD SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING BLANK SIZE - In general the invention is directed to computer implemented systems and methods for assessing the size of a dental restoration blank. In one embodiment, the invention provides a computer-readable medium comprising dental CAD application code which implements the following procedures: generating in a computer memory a three dimensional digital rendering of a dental restoration; generating in the computer a digital rendering of a blank volume, the blank volume corresponding in dimensions to the usable volume of a blank that is available for milling, and the blank volume having a boundary corresponding to its edges; calculating areas of the dental restoration which are beyond the boundary; and providing the calculated areas to a calling function, user, user interface, or module.03-24-2011
20110071802Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools - Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.03-24-2011
20090112527Methods and systems for improving meshes used in computational fluid simulations - A method of improving a 2D or 3D multiblock-structured mesh of an object that moves through a fluid medium, such as an aircraft, which is used in the design of said object in connection with a defined analytical scheme, said mesh having being generated with rectangular (2D) or hexahedral (3D) blocks under constrains that may cause that the mesh include irregular blocks (04-30-2009
20120078590METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING MODEL DATA - The invention provides a method and system for creating model data. The method comprises: obtaining initial model data that is based on thickness model; adjusting thickness of the part of vertices of the initial model data in response to user inputting thickness values of part of vertices; adjusting position of the part of vertices of the initial model data in response to user inputting position values of part of vertices; and obtaining model data that is based on thickness model according to the initial model data and the adjusted part of vertices. By employing the method or system of the invention, it will facilitate user to edit model data and it will also save storage space.03-29-2012
20100169055SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONALLY REPRESENTING A HAIRCUT, AND ELEMENT FOR SYMBOLICALLY REPRESENTING A HAIR LENGTH - The invention relates to a system for three-dimensional representation of a haircut including a model head (07-01-2010
20120209573DATA CENTER DESIGN TOOL - A data center design tool is described herein. The tool receives a number of design specifications for a proposed facility of the data center. The tool determines requirements of the data center based on the design specifications. Further, the tool receives an equipment component input and attributes of the equipment component input for the data center. The tool determines additional equipment component inputs and additional attributes based on the received design specifications, the determined requirements, and the received equipment component inputs and attributes.08-16-2012
20120209574DESIGNING A NAVIGATION SCENE - A computer implemented method for designing a scene suitable for navigation, may comprise: positioning a plurality of objects of a respective type in the scene, wherein the objects are CAD three-dimensional modeled objects of at least two types; providing a database comprising for each type of object, at least one action, at least one triggering interface for launching the action, a function for computing at least one triggering zone, the function taking as arguments values of parameters of the objects in the scene, wherein reaching the triggering zone during navigation activates the triggering interface; and, for each respective object, instantiating triggering interfaces corresponding to the type of the respective object, and computing triggering zones by applying the function corresponding to the respective object, and adding to the scene the instantiated triggering interfaces and the computed triggering zones. Such a method provides an improved navigation solution in the field of CAD object.08-16-2012
20120046916Method of designing an RPG shield - A method of designing an RPG. A computerized model is created of a shield mesh opening with lines of a net intersecting at nodes and with hard points positioned at least at select nodes. The effectiveness of the mesh opening at a plurality of obliquity angles is determined. In the model, a change is made to the size of the mesh opening and the effectiveness is determined again at a plurality of different obliquity angles. Iterations of this process allow an optimal mesh opening size to be determined for a threat such as an RPG.02-23-2012
20120046915DISPLAY PROCESSING TECHNIQUE OF DESIGN PARAMETER SPACE - This method includes: generating a constraint equation from data of an approximate expression of a cost function representing a relationship between a plurality of design parameters and a cost, data of a route in a cost space and data of a search range in a design parameter space; obtaining a logical expression of a solution for the constraint equation from a quantifier elimination processing unit that carries out a processing according to a quantifier elimination method; substituting coordinates of each of a plurality of points within the search range in the design parameter space into the logical expression of the solution to determine, for each of the plurality of points, true or false of the logical expression of the solution; and displaying the design parameter space in which a display object including a first point for which true is determined is disposed at the first point.02-23-2012
20120046914HYBRID METHOD FOR DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT PLANNING - A hybrid method for dental implant treatment planning and a corresponding approach to make a surgical guide. After digital treatment planning is performed with CT scan data, a master model is created, which embodies the patient anatomy and entire treatment plan. Jaw bone, tooth surfaces, soft tissues and nerves are all contained by the master model. The plan details including implant sizes and positions, surgical guide drill options, as well as the choice of a surgical kit, are all conveyed by the master model. Meanwhile, models of specially designed “implant inserts (or replicas)” are also generated, which have one end that fits into the implant holes on the master model and another end to make the surgical guide. The master model and inserts are manufactured with rapid prototyping technology. A surgical guide is later on made from them with conventional lab processes. A main characteristic of this approach is that the master model and the inserts are the physical embodiment of a virtual treatment plan. With them, the surgeons can continue the treatment planning for operations like tooth extractions and bone modifications before making the surgical guides. Therefore the treatment planning workflow is a combination of digital treatment planning and a physical model based planning, in other words, a hybrid approach. A differentiator in this invention is the generation of a closed solid model of the soft tissue, as part of the master model, from the scan data. This approach can be applied to create both bone-borne and tissue-borne surgical guides with low cost process, which is a big advantage over other approaches.02-23-2012
20100228527COARSENING AND SPLITTING TECHNIQUES - Disclosed herein are improved coarsening and splitting techniques for preparing grids for performing simulations. In some implementations, methods in accordance with the present disclosure may include providing a grid having a plurality of grid pillars; and performing one or more splitting operations on at least a portion of the grid to increase a grid density within the portion of the grid, the plurality of grid pillars within the portion of the grid being forced to remain fixed in position during the one or more splitting operations.09-09-2010
20120010860SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR ENGINE INSTALLATION INTEGRATION - A computer program product including a program that causes the computer to perform operations when the computer executes the program includes instructions to provide an engine specification interface to a user over a web-based application, and to receive an application specification including a three-dimensional description of application space available to accommodate an engine and a parameter for an engine application. The instructions include accessing an engine specification in response to the parameter for the engine application, where the engine specification includes a three-dimensional digital description of an engine and specified additional hardware. The instructions include evaluating compatibility between the engine specification and the application specification, and providing a CAD file to the user, where the CAD file includes the three-dimensional digital description of an engine and specified additional hardware.01-12-2012
20090055136Geometric Singularity Detection - A system and method for geometric singularity is presented. In one aspect, the system and method are employed for detecting and quantifying envelope singularities of one or more solid shapes in relative movement. In an implementation, a solid shape having a motion is defined. A set of points in a space in which the motion of the solid shape occurs are sampled. For each point in the set of points, the following values are determined: an inverted motion of the motion; one or more inverted trajectories that correspond to points of the space associated with the inverted motion; one or more intersections between the inverted trajectories and a boundary defined by the motion of the solid shape; and one or more tangencies between the inverted trajectories and the boundary. Each point in the set of points is then classified as a function of values of the intersections and tangencies, each classification being one of a set of classifications including an interior fold point, a fold boundary point, a regular point, a sweep boundary point, or a point exterior to the set swept by the solid shape during the motion.02-26-2009
20110166833SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FINITE ELEMENT BASED TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION - A method is disclosed of providing an optimal minimum mass topology for a structure based on a set of design criteria including at least one support point and at least one force to be applied to the structure. The method includes the steps of: identifying a plurality of nodes within a structure design domain, and assigning an initial density value to said plurality of nodes; conducting a finite element analysis on the nodes; determining one of a stress intensity or strain energy values for each node; ranking the nodes by relative stress intensity or strain energy values; adjusting the density value for each node; and repeating the steps of conducting a finite element analysis on said nodes, wherein the step of adjusting each density value for each node is performed according to a family of statistical distribution functions that gradually transition to a bimodal distribution wherein nodes are either fully dense or effectively void thereby providing an optimal topology.07-07-2011
20110166831MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ARTIFACT ASSEMBLAGE FOR INTRASTRUCTURAL AND OTHER ASSETS WITH INTERFACE NODE MEDIATORS - A system and method to compile different types of data from different locations into one reliable assemblage is provided. The assemblage may include an index of information provided to a user. The assemblage may be in the form of a three dimensional (3D) representation of an object, where the 3D representation includes an index and links to more detailed information regarding the object. The 3D representation may be of any object, for example, a body part in the context of medical imaging, or a building in the context of architectural and engineering design. The assemblage may be comprised of 3D and 2D artifacts. The 2D artifact may include 2D vector and raster embellishment in a variety of forms, such as vector graphics, raster graphics from many sources included hand drawn graphics that are scanned, specification documents, texts, cost data from cost databases, data in tabular form, notes, text, dimensions, link icons (links to other media). The 3D artifact may include vector graphics (2D and 3D) including all data obtained through data conversion methods, and “Point clouds” (voxels).07-07-2011
20110166834Method for Optimizing the Settings of an Ophthalmic System - A method implemented by computer means, for optimizing the settings of an ophthalmic system comprising an ophthalmic lens arranged to be fitted in a spectacle frame according to a given wearer, the method comprising the steps of: providing to the computer means wearer, frame and lens data comprising a 3D representation of the, respectively wearer's face, frame and lens, generating positioning data based on the wearer, frame and lens data, said positioning data comprising the respective position of the wearer face with respect to the spectacle frame associated with the ophthalmic lens, and upon a modification request, modifying the settings of the ophthalmic lens to be manufactured and fitted in the spectacle frame, so as to modify the positioning data.07-07-2011
20120065945Automated Antenna Builder - Embodiments are directed to an antenna builder and a method of building and maintaining an antenna design repository. A first embodiment consists of an antenna builder that enables the creation of an antenna representation that can subsequently be output into a plurality of formats to be used by other tools, such as electromagnetic simulation software. An alternative embodiment is directed to a method of building and maintaining a repository of antenna designs. The repository of antenna designs can be queried, enabling a plurality of users to search for specific antenna designs. Alternative embodiments can enable a user to search the repository antenna designs by visually browsing over the antenna designs in the repository. The repository of antenna designs is created by saving solutions generated by an optimizer during an optimization run to the repository. Solutions from the repository can also be used to seed and bootstrap other optimization runs.03-15-2012
20120016638METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED ANALYSIS - A system and method of analysis, including, but not limited to: receiving raw data related to at least one project; receiving user preferences in at least one workflow, wherein each step in the a workflow constitutes a single instance of a component of a workflow such that the state of a unique component is always the same if the same component is comprised in other workflows; determining metrics related to the at least one project; analyzing the data & metrics to identify patterns; drawing conclusions from the data, metrics and patterns; and generating at least one report that presents the metrics, patterns and conclusions.01-19-2012
20120116726Design Aiding Apparatus, Design Aiding Method, and Computer Program Product - According to one embodiment, a design aiding apparatus includes a display controller, a receiving module, and a selecting module. The display controller displays on a display module a three-dimensional part model having a plurality of surfaces defined by a coordinate system defined by three coordinate axes that are perpendicular to one another. The receiving module receives an operation designating one of the coordinate axes as a designated coordinate axis. The selecting module selects surfaces corresponding to the designated coordinate axis from the surfaces based on corresponding axis identification information that identifies a surface corresponding to each of the coordinate axes.05-10-2012
20120022834SURFACE MANIPULATION IN DENTAL PROSTHESIS DESIGN - Herein are provided methods, systems, computer-readable media, techniques and processes for surface manipulation in dental prosthesis design. These include providing an interface for modifying the surface of a model of a dental prosthesis. This interface may be provided to an operator, dentist, dental practitioner, or any other appropriate person via a computer and a computer display. The operator provides areas in which the operator would like to add a layer or other limited manipulation to the surface of the model. This may include an addition to the surface or a subtraction from the surface. As the operator is defining additional areas to manipulate on the surface (e.g., add or subtract a layer), invariably some of them will overlap. Unlike previous methods, this overlap will not cause the amount added to the surface to increase beyond the predefined limit for the layer. This allows operators to define cleanly added layers or cleanly subtracted layers from dental prostheses.01-26-2012
20120022833LIBRARY FOR ELECTRIC CIRCUIT SIMULATION, RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IT, AND LIBRARY GENERATION SYSTEM - A library for electronic circuit simulation stores information on electrical characteristics and information on the 3D shape of a flexible substrate. The electrical characteristics of the flexible substrate change in response to changes in the 3D shape. Accordingly, there is no need to execute electromagnetic simulation every time the shape of flexible substrate is changed. This improves the design efficiency.01-26-2012
20120022835METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR SYNTHESIZING AN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ARCHITECTURE - A device for synthesizing an electrical and electronic architecture (01-26-2012
20080208541Method and Enhanced Phase Locked Loop Circuits for Implementing Effective Testing - A method and enhanced phase-locked loop (PLL) circuit enable effective testing of the PLL, and a design structure on which the subject circuit resides is provided. A phase frequency detector generates a differential signal, receiving a reference signal and a feedback signal of an output signal of the PLL circuit. A charge pump is coupled to the phase frequency detector receiving the differential signal. The charge pump applies either negative or positive charge pulses to a low-pass filter, which generates a tuning voltage input applied to a voltage controlled oscillator. A first divider is coupled to the voltage controlled oscillator receives and divides down the VCO output signal, providing the output signal of the PLL circuit. A second divider receives the output signal of the PLL circuit and provides the feedback signal to the phase frequency detector. The output signal of PLL circuit is applied to a clock distribution.08-28-2008
20120059630THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL PROCESSING TECHNIQUE - This method includes: obtaining a first component having a hole among a plurality of components included in a three-dimensional model; determining whether a second component that satisfies a first condition that the second component has a portion that exists within the hole of the first component or a second condition that the second component covers at least a part of an opening portion of the hole included in the first component exists among the plurality of components included in the three-dimensional model; and upon determining that the second component exists, storing data for identifying the hole of the first component into a data storage unit.03-08-2012
20120059629THREE-DIMENSIONAL SIMULATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A three-dimensional simulation apparatus includes a memory configured to store form information of a sheet flexible object model formed of first polygons and another object model, an interference determination unit configured to determine whether the sheet flexible object model formed of the first polygons in three-dimensional simulation space interferes with the other object model on the basis of the form information stored in the storage unit, a polygon creation unit configured to form second polygons by dividing the sheet flexible object model in a longitudinal direction when it is determined that the sheet flexible object model interferes with the other object model, and a shape computation unit configured to determine a shape of the sheet flexible object model using the formed second polygons in consideration of a shape of the other object model.03-08-2012
20120059628SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING EQUIPMENT RACK COOLING PERFORMANCE - Aspects of the invention are directed to systems and methods for designing and analyzing data centers. One aspect is directed to a method of determining cooling characteristics of a data center. The method includes receiving data related to a configuration of equipment in the data center, identifying rack clusters in the configuration of equipment, and determining a capture index for at least one equipment rack of at least one rack cluster.03-08-2012
20120232850SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT - A computer implemented method, system, and computer program product include one or more processors providing a framework for building a visual representation of a product concept, the visual representation including one or more of a textual component and a graphical component; one or more processors receiving a designation of an element within at least one of the textual component and the graphical components as a dynamic element; one or more processors associating the dynamic element with a variant list including one or more element variants; one or more processors receiving a selection of a first element variant from the variant list; and one or more processors generating a first instantiation of the visual representation including the first element variant as the dynamic element.09-13-2012
20120116729SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMBELLISHMENT PLACEMENT - A method for embellishment placement is provided. More specifically, an automated method for determining placement of embellishments for an item, such as a jewelry item, is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises, determining and setting values for parameters, creating offsets along a portion of the item to be embellished, setting points along the offsets, randomizing the points, adding decorative features to the item, and eliminating points based on the parameter values, After points violating the parameter values have been eliminated, the remaining points comprise positions for embellishments.05-10-2012
20120065946Automated Antenna Builder and Antenna Repository - Embodiments are directed to an antenna builder and a method of building and maintaining an antenna design repository. A first embodiment consists of an antenna builder that enables the creation of an antenna representation that can subsequently be output into a plurality of formats to be used by other tools, such as electromagnetic simulation software. An alternative embodiment is directed to a method of building and maintaining a repository of antenna designs. The repository of antenna designs can be queried, enabling a plurality of users to search for specific antenna designs. Alternative embodiments can enable a user to search the repository antenna designs by visually browsing over the antenna designs in the repository. The repository of antenna designs is created by saving solutions generated by an optimizer during an optimization run to the repository. Solutions from the repository can also be used to seed and bootstrap other optimization runs.03-15-2012
20120065943SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING POST AND CORE - A system and a computer-implemented method of designing and/or manufacturing a post and core to match a bore of a tooth, said method including the steps of: a) obtaining at least one impression of a set of teeth comprising a bore; b) scanning the impression of the set of teeth comprising the bore; c) providing a three-dimensional scan representation of the impression comprising the bore; d) transforming the three-dimensional scan representation to a three-dimensional positive working model of the set of teeth and the bore; and e) designing a post and core model from the positive working model of the bore. In particular, CAD/CAM design and/or manufacture of post and core.03-15-2012
20120065941Charge trajectory calculating method, system, and program - In one embodiment, a charge trajectory calculating method of calculating, by simulation, trajectories of charges scattered by irradiating a target object with a charged beam includes setting a simulation region, which corresponds to an existence region of the target object, and retrieving measured data of a potential distribution which occurs in the target object by irradiating the target object with the charged beam, from a storage location at which the measured data is stored. The method further includes setting the measured data retrieved from the storage location, as the potential distribution which occurs in the simulation region by irradiating the simulation region with the charged beam, and calculating, by a Monte Carlo calculation, the trajectories of charges scattered by irradiating the simulation region by the charged beam, on an assumption that the measured data retrieved from the storage location is set as the potential distribution in the simulation region.03-15-2012
20120065944METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING GENERATION AND ASSESSMENT OF ENGINEERING PLANS - Electronically generating an engineering plan for installation of equipment, such as cable system equipment, at a work site. First geographic information relating to a first location of the work site is compared with second geographic information representing a second location of an engineer generating the engineering plan (or of a plan generating tool being used by the engineer to generate the plan) to verify that the engineer/tool is sufficiently near to the work site. A digital image of a geographic area including the work site is displayed on the plan generating tool, and user input is acquired from the engineer (e.g., via a user input device associated with the plan generating tool) relating to at least one first position, relative to the displayed digital image, representing a first equipment location of at least a first piece of the equipment to be installed at the work site. A marked-up digital image including at least one first digital representation of the first piece of the equipment placed on the displayed digital image is generated, based at least in part on the user input, and information relating to the marked-up digital image is electronically transmitted and/or electronically stored so as to generate the engineering plan.03-15-2012
20120065942METHOD OF AN ALL-SPEED PROPELER - A design method of an all-speed propeller includes five steps; a first step (A) of creating a basic shape of an all-speed propeller, a second step (B) of optimization of circulation distribution, a third step (C) of adjusting the shape of the all-speed propeller, a fourth step (D) of analysis of thrust and torsion and fifth step (E) of finishing the design of the all-speed propeller. With parameters of a design request repeatedly processed by a lifting line program, a lifting surface program and a boundary element program in the steps mentioned previously, the all-speed propeller can lower cavitation effect caused by different speeds on the capacity of the propeller, so as to enable efficiency kept rather high without sharply lowering while navigating in diverse speeds.03-15-2012
20120158372GOLF BALL - Based on a surface shape appearing at a predetermined point moment by moment during rotation of a golf ball having numerous dimples on its surface, a data constellation regarding a parameter dependent on a surface shape of the golf ball is calculated. Preferably, the parameter is a distance between an axis of the rotation and the surface of the golf ball. Another preferable parameter is a volume of space between a surface of a phantom sphere and the surface of the golf ball. Based on a maximum value and a minimum value of the data constellation, a fluctuation range is calculated. By dividing the fluctuation range by a total volume of the dimples, an evaluation value is calculated. This value is calculated for each of PH rotation and POP rotation.06-21-2012
20110071804Method And The Associated Mechanism For 3-D Simulation Stored-Image Database-Driven Spectacle Frame Fitting Services Over Public Network - A method of spectacle frame 3-D simulation fitting over public network, such as Internet, based upon database of product information and digitized user images as acquired via devices connected to computer. Particularly, consumers can take advantage of present method to choose spectacle frames from wide variety of selections, expeditiously by the use of public computer network (Internet). Consumers may use digital cameras, network cameras or scanned photos to submit facial image, and by way of calibration steps and additional side-view images of the consumers when test-fitting spectacle frames, simulated 3-D presentation of a consumer wearing the intended spectacle frame can be viewed for purpose of fitting and purchasing over the network. With the accessibility and availability of the Internet, just a few clicks on the mouse enable the consumers to choose spectacle frames of their preference and in a way that affords wide selections at low costs and easy access.03-24-2011
20120072185PATIENT SELECTABLE JOINT ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND SURGICAL TOOLS - Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.03-22-2012
20120072184GOLF BALL AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING SAME - A golf ball includes noncircular dimples having smooth bottom surfaces; a method for designing the golf ball is disclosed. A noncircular dimple D03-22-2012
20120072182Design of a Part Modeled by Parallel Geodesic Curves - The invention provides a computer implemented method for designing a part. The method comprises a step of providing a surface and a base curve lying on the surface. The method also comprises a step of sampling the base curve into a list of base points. The method also comprises a step of determining a grid of points of perpendicular geodesic curves. The points of the grid each belong to a respective level. Each level of the grid corresponds to a respective geodesic distance to the base curve. Each perpendicular geodesic curve lies on the surface and departs perpendicularly from the base curve at a respective base point. The method then comprises a step of computing a plurality of parallel geodesic curves lying on the surface by using the grid of points. Each parallel geodesic curve corresponds to a respective level. A representation of the part is displayed according to the method.03-22-2012
20120158371Method of Assisting Planning of a Technical System - A method or a software application which is used to assign artifacts of technical systems to the process steps required to produce them, wherein the assignments comprise annotations, and the method provides an editor for the annotations. A graphical user interface is also provided, which can be used to visualize the artifacts (e.g., documents describing structural elements) of the technical system and individual process steps (or entire process cycles) and to input the annotations between the two in graphical or tabular form and process them. Pre-existing special knowledge in the domain and the craft relating to plant engineering is acquired, processed, preserved and imparted using the method of the invention. The method advantageously provides effective support for document and configuration management, where CAD and project management tools are integrated to give a systematic IT landscape without media clashes.06-21-2012
20120158370AUTOMATED CABLING LAYOUT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Automated cabling layout systems and methods are presented. A cabling assembly library stores multiple generic, design-tool agnostic cabling assembly objects representing cabling layout objects (e.g., cables, trays, mounts, conduits, etc.). The cabling assembly objects further include design rules governing the conditions of use of the cabling assembly object. Design engineers or designers can query the library to identify appropriate cabling assembly objects that would be appropriate for using within a modeled physical environment. One or more matching cabling assembly objects can be converted to an appropriate format for a design tool and instantiated into the modeled environment. The design tool can create modeled cabling layouts from the instantiated assemblies according to the design rules of the corresponding cabling assembly objects.06-21-2012
20120158369SURFACING ALGORITHM FOR DESIGNING AND MANUFACTURING 3D MODELS - Techniques are described for decomposing three-dimensional (3D) geometry into an assemblable collection of two-dimensional (2D) panels. Importantly, the 3D geometry is automatically encoded into the 2D panels, allowing the 3D geometry to be recreated simply by joining the 2D panels at the appropriate seams and creating the appropriate bends/folds in each panel. Further, each panel has edges, vertices, and faces which can be encoded in the panelization, allowing assembly instructions to be algorithmically generated, Doing so allows users to be provided with a step-by-step instructions carried out to realize the 3D geometry encoded in the 2D panels.06-21-2012
20120109595CONTACT LENS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND FITTING SUCH LENSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - The invention is directed to a contact lens design and methods of manufacturing, fitting and using such lenses. The contact lens may be designed for use in a corneal refractive therapy (CRT) program. The lens provides a design which allows proper fitting of a patient, whether for corrective contact lenses or for a CRT program. Due to the rational design of the lenses according to the present invention, a minimal number of lens parameter increments can be identified to cover the range of common corneas. It is therefore possible to provide pre-formed lens buttons or blanks which are easily formed into a final design, thereby simplifying and speeding up the treatment process. Further, any adjustment of the lens design which may be required based upon trial fitting or the like, is easily envisioned and implemented by the fitter.05-03-2012
20120179427ADJUSTABLE TEMPLATE JIG AND RELATED METHODS - Apparatus and methods to model the dimension and contour of a segment of piping to be installed between a pair of open ends of a piping circuit, are provided. A first backing plate of a first end of an exemplary apparatus is connected to a first flange of a piping circuit. A telescopic elongate linkage member is extended and a second backing plate of a second end of the apparatus is connected to a second flange of the piping circuit. Various measurements are taken, to include a rotational angular difference between the backing plate and a coaxial alignment disk coaxially located with the backing plate, an angular difference between a central axis of the backing plate and the main axis of a hinged yoke connected to the coaxial alignment disk, an angular difference between the main axis of the yoke and a longitudinal axis of the linkage member, and an amount of telescopic extension of the linkage member.07-12-2012
20120158368METHOD OF ADJUSTING A PLURALITY OF OPTICAL ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A ROS - Disclosed is a method of adjusting a plurality of optical elements associated with a printing system ROS. According to one exemplary embodiment, sensitivity analysis is performed on a computer model of the ROS system and an optical element alignment sequence is generated to minimize the number of optical element adjustments needed to achieve a predefined ROS performance.06-21-2012
20110066406Method for Generating Real-Time Haptic Response Information for a Haptic Simulating Device - A method is provided for generating real-time haptic response information for a haptic simulating device during a surgery simulation performed by a virtual tool on an object volume that includes tissue voxels, null voxels, and object boundary points. The method includes: (a) receiving a select input of a selected virtual tool type; (b) obtaining tool boundary points of the virtual tool; (c) obtaining a current reference position of the virtual tool; (d) determining a current tool subvolume; and (e) when the current tool subvolume has at least one tissue voxel, (e-1) determining positions of the tool boundary points within the subvolume, (e-2) updating labels of the voxels within the subvolume and replacing an original set of the object boundary points within the subvolume with a new set of the object boundary points, (e-3) determining force-contributing ones of the tool boundary points, and (e-4) providing force information of a force to be generated by the haptic simulating device.03-17-2011
20110066405System and Method For Providing A Time-Based Representation of Data - A method is provided for obtaining a model of data describing a physical structure. The method comprises obtaining a set of time instance objects from a domain object. The method also comprises obtaining data describing a physical structure and time interval data related to the physical structure from each member of the set of time instance objects. The method additionally comprises creating a model of the data describing the physical structure in conjunction with the time interval data.03-17-2011
20110106504System, Method, and Program Product For Synthesizing Heat Exchanger Networks and Identifying Optimal Topology for Future Retrofit - Systems, methods, and program product to synthesize a grass-roots heat exchanger network for hot process streams to be cooled and cold process streams to be heated and to identify optimal topology for future retrofit, are provided. An exemplary system includes a heat exchange network synthesizing computer and heat exchange network synthesizing program product configured to analyze the waste heat recovery problem, without decomposition, to produce a result having a better number of heat exchanger units and/or better waste heat recovery through application of advanced process-to-process matching schemes for both non-constrained and non-thermodynamically constrained problems. The heat exchange network synthesizing program product is also configured to produce alternative optimal heat exchanger network designs which account for variations in energy and capital costs to allow for construction of a physical heat exchanger network configured during its initial construction or deployment to be “easily-retrofitable” in future times according to a continuum of possible energy-capital cost scenarios.05-05-2011
20110106503WIND TUNNEL AIRCRAFT MODEL WITH TRUNCATED WING - An aircraft model (05-05-2011
20110106502METHOD FOR DRAWING BELLMOUTH BY USING 3-DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT OF BELLMOUTH MODEL - A bellmouth drawing method includes dividing a scaled-down bellmouth model from the real bellmouth into a plurality of cross-sections, indicating the cross-sections on a scaled-down bellmouth model with curved lines, measuring coordinates of the curved lines, forming cross-sections of the bellmouth model with the measured coordinates, and creating the drawing of the real bellmouth by scaling-up the cross-sectional views.05-05-2011
20110106501AUTOMATED DESIGN OF AN IT INFRASTRUCTURE - A method for automated design of an IT infrastructure, includes a) identifying IT equipment to support services to be provided to meet one or more user requirements; b) identifying one or more auxiliary infrastructures to meet requirements of the identified computer equipment; c) synthesizing the IT equipment and the one or more auxiliary infrastructures to generate a candidate design; d) analyzing one or more operating characteristics of the candidate design; e) repeating steps a)-d) on at least one additional candidate design that differs from the candidate design generated at step c); and f) storing at least one of the candidate design and the at least one additional candidate design.05-05-2011
20120123743COMPUTER-ASSISTED METHOD FOR OPTIMISING SURFACES OF COMPOSITE-MATERIAL STRUCTURES - Computer-assisted method for optimising surfaces of composite-material structures as part of a design process that includes the following stages: a) Providing a multi-cell surface (05-17-2012
20120123742METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CREATING FREE SPACE REFLECTIVE OPTICAL SURFACES - Computer-based methods and associated computer systems are disclosed for designing free space reflective optical surfaces (05-17-2012
20100094595VIRTUAL FLIGHT DECK - A method is present for presenting a flight deck. A model of the flight deck is identified having a number of locations for a number of displays. Aircraft data is obtained. A number of panels is generated from the aircraft data. A display of the flight deck is generated containing the number of panels in the number of locations to form a presentation of the flight deck.04-15-2010
20100094596METHOD FOR DESIGNING AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE - The present invention relates to a method for designing an automotive vehicle, wherein an automotive module is an automotive vehicle part (04-15-2010
20100094598THREE-DIMENSIONAL DATA GENERATION DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF - Three-dimensional data can be easily and automatically generated using existing non-three-dimensional data in the form of isometric drawings or the like, without resorting to three-dimensional arrangement adjustment CAD. In three-dimensional data generation unit 04-15-2010
20100094597Automated Mesh Generation and Editing Tools - Mesh generation and editing tools are provided. The mesh generation and editing tools can be implemented using MATLAB® and are platform-independent, usable in any number of different operating systems and configurations. The mesh generation tool uses a graphical user interface to receive user inputs of boundary and bathymetry information and automatically generates a mesh based on the input information and user selections of the number of mesh refinements based on the bathymetry that should be run. The mesh generation tool also performs a check of the computing resources needed to construct a mesh with the selected parameters and allows the user to change the parameters before generating the mesh if necessary to avoid excessive resource use. The mesh editing tool includes a fully automated master smoothing script that applies a set of “best practices” mesh operations to a mesh, and further includes a set of mesh editing tools that can be applied individually to edit and refine a mesh to best suit a user's needs. Meshes generated in accordance with the present invention can include properly formatted ADCIRC grid files (fort.14 file) that can be used to represent coastal ocean dynamics in a discrete computational framework.04-15-2010
20110029289ROBOTIC EXPLORATION OF UNKNOWN SURFACES - The subject matter disclosed provides a tactile sensing device comprising an end effector and a control unit. The control unit is capable of receiving tactile information from the at least one end effector. With the foregoing disclosure, it is capable of identifying and relatively quickly mapping the shape and location of unknown surfaces.02-03-2011
20120316842AUTOMATIC EXTREMUM DETECTION ON A SURFACE MESH OF A COMPONENT - A datum line, such as the leading or trailing edge of an aerofoil component, is identified on a surface mesh of the component for use in a simulation. The method includes the steps of: defining a reference coordinate system including a direction X, which may be a general flow direction over the component; defining a span variable that varies along the component in a forwards marching direction, for example corresponding to the root to tip direction of the aerofoil; selecting a first frontal node on the datum line; using a Pareto front algorithm to define the datum line at an extremity of the surface mesh with respect to the X direction, the Pareto front algorithm evaluating a criterion for dominated nodes and operating on a Pareto variable to select successive connected frontal nodes that form the datum line.12-13-2012
20120316839COMPUTER BASED MODELS FOR WEBS OF MATERIALS - Methods of using computer based models for simulating the physical behavior of webs.12-13-2012
20090132209METHOD FOR ANALYZING DAMAGE TO A PHYSICAL PLANT - Analyzing data relating to physical-plant damage within a geographical region involves mapping data points to depict the density of incidents producing the damage. Mapping the data points produces a density surface corresponding to incidents of damage occurring within the particular geographical region under consideration. That density surface is preferably depicted in conjunction with a map or other visual representation of the geographical region, providing a visual representation showing the location and frequency of damage to the physical plant within that geographical region. The mapping of data points may be updated from time to time, thereby providing updated mapping of damaged density surface against which efforts to reduce damage over time may be compared with the results of such efforts.05-21-2009
20090132208MULTI-VARIABLE MODEL ANALYSIS SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM, AND PROGRAM MEDIUM - A multi-variable model analysis system comprises a model creation unit for creating a plurality of models individually having a plurality of variables, a characteristic value calculation unit for calculating the characteristic values of the models on the basis of the variables of the models given and for writing the variables and characteristic values of the models, a clustering unit for classifying the plural models having the characteristic values of a high similarity, into an identical cluster; a correlation coefficient calculation unit for calculating the correlation coefficients of the variables of the models in individual clusters and for writing the correlation coefficients in a memory map; and an extraction unit for extracting the variable having a correlation coefficient exceeding a predetermined value in the individual clusters, from the memory map.05-21-2009
20100070245ELEVATOR SYSTEM INCLUDING MULTIPLE CARS IN A HOISTWAY DESTINATION ENTRY CONTROL AND PARKING POSITIONS - An elevator system includes multiple cars within a hoistway. Parking positions are provided outside the range of passenger service levels. A destination entry strategy is used by a controller for directing movement of the elevator cars. The inventive combination of multiple cars in a hoistway, parking positions outside of the normal passenger service level range and destination entry car movement control allows for reducing car travel speed, reducing car size or both while still meeting desired handling capacity needs or even exceeding the desired handling capacity associated with another elevator system that requires larger cars, higher speeds and more building space.03-18-2010
20090105994Electronic Floor Plan Server and Method - A new and useful concept in electronic presentation and operation with a floor plan is provided, that is designed to enhance the ability of a buyer/renter to view or otherwise understand many of the attributes of a building. In an interactive version of the present invention, a user (e.g. a building buyer/renter or prospective building buyer/renter) is enabled to access, and work with a floor plan that is electronically stored at a floor plan server, via interaction between the floor plan server and a client that can be placed in circuit communication with the floor plan server (e.g. over the internet via a web browser). The user is enabled to (a) electronically work with the selected floor plan to produce a modified floor plan, and (b) save an instance of the modified floor plan at the floor plan server so that the user (or someone to whom the user emails a link to the saved instance) can revisit the saved instance. In a photo version of the present invention, a user can select a floor plan that is configured such that a user is provided with a symbol of the orientation from which an image associated with a room of the selected floor plan can be accessed and viewed, and the user can maneuver the accessed image to any location over the entire screen of a client. Moreover, a user is enabled to format the floor plan to fit the entire screen of a client, and to enlarge or reduce a selected area of the floor plan, independently of the capability of the user to maneuver a selected image over the entire screen of the client.04-23-2009
20100250199FUNCTION-BASED HABITAT DESIGN METHOD - A function-based habitat design and construction method includes as a first step an “as is” assessment of a terrain; as a second step assessing potential optimization for human enjoyment of nature experience and/or habitat restoration in terms of four requirements (feeding, breeding, resting, nesting) for selected habitat guilds representing in simplified form a sustainable animal population; as a third step preparing instructions for implementation upgrading of the terrain in terms of the four requirements. The method is performed with computer assistance.09-30-2010
20100250201Method and System for Improved Optical Modeling of Gemstones - A method of constructing a virtual model of a gemstone including the steps of performing measurements of the gemstone to construct a three-dimensional (3D) model of an exterior surface of the gemstone; identifying one or more visible inclusions within an interior volume of the gemstone; for each identified inclusion, performing the steps of determining a location and 3D shape of the inclusion within the interior volume of the gemstone; capturing at least one image of the inclusion; using the at least one image to determine relevant optical characteristics of the inclusion; and constructing a 3D virtual model of the inclusion, said model including the 3D shape of the inclusion and optical properties of the inclusion based upon said optical characteristics; constructing a 3D virtual model of the gemstone which includes the 3D virtual model of the exterior surface of the gemstone and the 3D virtual models of the one or more visible inclusions within the interior volume of the gemstone; and generating a dataset representing said 3D virtual model, wherein said dataset may be used in subsequent computer analysis to provide a user with information relating to a visual characteristic of the gemstone.09-30-2010
20130013269SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN ENHANCED FACILITY PLAN - A system and method for providing an enhanced facility plan includes receiving an asset list, electronic documents relating to one or more assets and an input image file for providing a visual representation of a facility plan including assets in the facility. The image file is scanned to automatically identify one or more asset tags having a corresponding asset tag entry in the asset list and for each identified asset tag, a position on the facility plan associated with the asset tag. A modified visual representation of the facility plan is provided as the enhanced facility plan, the modified visual representation including one or more added objects, each object having a relationship with an identified asset tag and having a location determined by the position associated with the related asset tag, wherein each object is selectable by a user to enable access to one or more of the electronic documents. The method may provide a convenient way of handing over information after construction of a facility.01-10-2013
20130013268METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPUTER AIDED INVENTING - Methods and systems are provided for a systematic approach to computer aided inventing. In a modeling environment, a model representing an item, composition or process can be defined and configured using the lexicon and specification of an innovation database. In the model, objects can be indentified, defined, and configured to provide the model with constituent products, components, features and materials. An innovation engine automatically applies one or more morphs from the innovation database to the objects or the model to generate morphed versions of the model that may provide innovations of, or invention to, the item, composition or process represented by the model.01-10-2013
20130013267Rotary Drill Bits with Protected Cutting Elements and Methods - A rotary drill bit with cutting elements operable to control depth of cut and rate of penetration during formation of a wellbore are provided. Respective sets of secondary cutting elements and primary cutting elements may also be disposed on exterior portions of a rotary drill bit. A number of blades may extend from exterior portions of the drill bit with a number of cutting elements disposed on exterior portions of each blade. Each cutting element may include a substrate with a cutting surface disposed thereon. A respective protector may extend from the cutting surface of one or more cutting elements to limit depth of penetration of the associated cutting element into adjacent portions of a downhole formation and/or to control rate of penetration of an associated rotary drill bit.01-10-2013
20130013266System and Method of Sub-Surface System Design and Installation - The system and method of the present invention provides comprehensive design and installation management for agricultural water management systems. Maps and grade profiles are created from data collected by Global Positioning devices in the field. Latitude, longitude, and elevation are triangulated from GPS data to develop contour, grade, and profile maps, used to design drainage systems in real time. Customer billing information and vendor pricing information are produced from map and grade profile data. Interfacing and machine control for machines used to install drainage and/or irrigation systems are generated from contour, grade and profile data. Data is exported and imported in common file formats for efficient data exchange.01-10-2013
20130013265DIRECT MANIPULATION OF COMPOSITE TERRAIN OBJECTS WITH INTUITIVE USER INTERACTION - A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable medium provide the ability to manipulate a terrain in a drawing. A composite object of the terrain is obtained in a CAD BIM application. The composite object is a combination of sub-objects that each define a geometry that is part of the terrain. Each of the sub-objects is drawn on a separate corresponding drawable interface instance. A sub-object is selected and in response, the selected sub-object is displayed in its corresponding drawable interface instance. The selected sub-object is directly modified, in canvas, using the drawable interface instance. In response to the modification, the terrain is dynamically updated and displayed.01-10-2013
20130013264INTERACTIVELY SHAPING TERRAIN THROUGH COMPOSABLE OPERATIONS - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to shape a terrain. An associative framework dependency graph used to control the shaping of the terrain is established. The graph defines an association between and processing order for two or more nodes that include an input node and an action node. The input node is a drawing entity or set of one or more geometric parameters. The action node is dependent on and uses the input node as input to perform an evaluation and produce an output object. The associative framework dependency graph is displayed and evaluated by evaluating the action node in accordance with the processing order to produce a finished ground terrain.01-10-2013
20120316841Merging of Modeled Objects - A computer-implemented method for merging a first and second modeled object which are modified versions of an initial modeled object and are defined by a first and second graphs. The method comprises merging the first graph and the second graph. For this, the method comprises computing a first rewriting rule and a second rewriting rule corresponding respectively to a transformation of an initial graph into the first graph and the second graph, determining a third rewriting rule by assembling the first rewriting rule and the second rewriting rule, and computing a merged graph by applying the third rewriting rule to the initial graph. Such a method is an improvement for the merging of modeled objects.12-13-2012
20120084061THREE DIMENSIONAL SIMULATION METHOD - A three-dimensional simulation apparatus includes a memory storing shape data on a three-dimensional model of a linear flexible object, and a processor executing specifying data that forms sections of the linear flexible object from the shape data, determining reference positions on the sections, specifying data that forms a side surface that connects together the sections, extracting a curve that passes on the side surface, specifying a distance from an outer edge of the section that the extracted curve passes to the reference position, specifying a normal direction of the side surface at the position, specifying a path that connects together the reference positions by shifting the curve by the amount corresponding to the specified distance in a direction opposite to the specified normal direction of the side surface, and specifying a flexible model of the linear flexible object from the shape of each section, the reference positions and the path.04-05-2012
20120084060MODIFYING A PARAMETRICALLY DEFINED MODEL WITH AN EXPLICIT MODELER - A method, system, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to manage modifications to a solid model between different modeling applications. An original model created using a parametrically-based modeler is obtained. A modified version of the original model that was edited using a history-free modeler is obtained. The original model and the modified version are analyzed to determine differences between them. Based on the differences, a set of parametric-based treatments are determined that, when performed on the original model, affect changes that produce a parametrically-driven version that geometrically matches the modified version. One or more of the treatments are individually selected and applied to produce the parametrically-driven version.04-05-2012
20120221300METHOD, COMPUTER SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MACHINING SIMULATION AND FOR VISUALLY PRESENTING SUCH SIMULATION - A method for milling process simulation performed on a free-formed body is disclosed. In the method a three-dimensional multi-dexel representation of a free-formed body to be processed is generated by using a three-dimensional depth peeling algorithm at a first virtual camera position and a predetermined grid spacing (S08-30-2012
20120221299METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK - A method for creating an electric vehicle charging network includes receiving first location data from a first remote device; providing electric vehicle charger data to the first remote device as a function of the first location data; receiving second location data from a second remote device; providing the electric vehicle charger data to the second remote device as a function of the second location data; and, in response to the electric vehicle charger data, receiving interest data from the first and second remote devices to permit creation of a first electric vehicle charger. Further methods and systems are provided.08-30-2012
20120221298Design Assist Device, Method, and Program - An arrangement possible/impossible determination part of a piping order edit device: refers a pipe constituting a pipe list as a pipe subjected to determination; searches a main-branched pipe relationship database for a given pipe using identification information on the pipe subjected to determination as a search key; acquires a main pipe and a branched pipe corresponding to the searched given pipe; and, if there is a branched pipe positioned before the pipe subjected to determination in the pipe list or if there is a main pipe positioned after the pipe subjected to determination in the pipe list, the “arrangement possible/impossible” of the pipe subjected to determination is set at “impossible”.08-30-2012
20120130684METHOD FOR DESIGNING EXTRUSION DIES - A method of designing a die cavity can include performing a flow analysis using characteristics of a predetermined die cavity design, density and rheological properties of a material to be extruded, and a flow rate of the material to calculate the pressure distribution exerted on the die cavity and cross-sectional flow profile. The method further includes performing a structural analysis using the calculated pressure distribution and structural characteristics of the die cavity to calculate a deformed die cavity. The flow analysis is then repeated using the characteristics of the deformed die cavity to calculate a pressure distribution exerted on the die cavity and cross-sectional flow profile. The calculated pressure distributions and/or cross-sectional flow profiles are compared to determine if the pressure distributions and/or cross-sectional flow profiles converge. These steps are iteratively repeated until convergence of the pressure and/or cross-sectional flow profile is observed. Once convergence is observed, the variation of the cross-sectional flow profile is analyzed to determine if it is less than a predetermined tolerance.05-24-2012
20120166150DRAWING VALIDATION TOOL - Methods and systems of validating the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (“GD&T”) in a drawing. In one embodiment, a method of validating the application of GD&T in a drawing includes creating a drawing having at least one drawing element. Next, a geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is applied to the at least one drawing element of the drawing. The legality of the applied geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is then verified with a software validation tool. Each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is indicated with the software validation tool. Finally, a report is generated with the software validation tool, which contains each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule.06-28-2012
20120130687Tuning Implants For Increased Performance - A method for preoperatively characterizing an individual patient's biomechanic function in preparation of implanting a prosthesis is provided. The method includes subjecting a patient to various activities, recording relative positions of anatomy during said various activities, measuring force environments responsive to said patient's anatomy and affected area during said various activities, characterizing the patient's biomechanic function from said relative positions and corresponding force environments, inputting the measured force environments, relative positions of knee anatomy, and patient's biomechanic function characterization into one or more computer simulation models, inputting a computer model of the prosthesis into said one or more computer simulation models, and manipulating the placement of the prosthesis in the computer simulation using said patient's biomechanic function characterization and said computer model of the prosthesis to approximate a preferred biomechanical fit of the prosthesis.05-24-2012
20120130686METHOD TO DETERMINE A PARAMETER OF A FIXING ELEMENT FOR AN IMPLANT TO BE AFFIXED TO A BONE - In a method to determine a parameter of a fixing element for an implant to be affixed to a bone, the actual design of the bone and the relative attitude of the implant positioned on this are determined, a virtual 3D model depicting the actual design of the bone and the relative attitude of the implant is generated, and a parameter of the fixing element is determined automatically using the virtual 3D model.05-24-2012
20120130685TECHNIQUES FOR MODELING/SIMULATING, DESIGNING, OPTIMIZING AND DISPLAYING HYBRID DRILL BITS - A hybrid drill bit is modeled, simulated, designed, optimized, and displayed. A hybrid drill bit is designed by determining a performance characteristic of the hybrid drill bit and graphically displaying the performance characteristic as at least one design parameter for the hybrid drill bit adjusted. A hybrid drill bit is designed by inputting a plurality of parameters relating to characteristics of they hybrid drill bit and graphically displaying a model of the hybrid drill bit based on the plurality of parameters, wherein a displayed property of the model is changeable by changing at least one of the plurality of parameters.05-24-2012
20120130683SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN DESIGNING UTILITY NETWORKS - A method for use in designing a utility network to provide a utility to a geographic area. A computer system determines a demand point within the geographic area at which to provide the utility. The computer system also determines a source point to provide the utility to the utility network. A connection path through the geographic area is determined, connecting the source point to the demand point. In addition, a bill of materials may be generated, indicating a set of equipment required to convey the utility from the source point to the demand point along the determined connection path.05-24-2012
20120166149SIMULATION METHOD FOR EVALUATING A GOLF CLUB HEAD - A simulation method for evaluating the aerodynamic performance of a golf club head uses arithmetic operations executed by a computer to analyze air flow around the head of a golf club when the club is swung, and thereby estimates the aerodynamic forces which act on the club head. Because the aerodynamic properties of a golf club head are evaluated without relying on experimental evaluations using physical prototypes, this method enables the efficient development of golf clubs.06-28-2012
20120166148METHOD OF DESIGNING NATURAL LAMINAR FLOW WING FOR REYNOLDS NUMBERS EQUIVALENT TO ACTUAL SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT - In designing supersonic aircrafts, a method of designing a natural laminar flow wing is provided which reduces friction drag by delaying boundary layer transition under flight conditions of actual aircrafts. A target Cp distribution on wing upper surface, suited to natural laminarization in which boundary layer transition is delayed rearward in desired Reynolds number states, is defined by a functional type having as coefficients parameters depending on each spanwise station, a sensitivity analysis employing a transition analysis method is applied to the parameters, and a search is performed for the optimum combination of parameters to delay transition rearward.06-28-2012
20120166147METHOD FOR GENERATING DIGITAL INTERIOR MAP - Disclosed herein is a method of generating a digital interior map. The method includes applying a coordinate system for a drawing of an interior of a structure using an electronic device, extracting center coordinate information of each sectional space of the interior of the structure and entrance coordinate information of entrances between floors and from an outside, generating, in the drawing, a circulation path in the interior of the structure, extracting interest points at preset intervals along the circulation path in the interior of the structure, and setting coordinate information and attribute information of each of the interest points.06-28-2012
20100204963Thermal Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation in Finite Element Analysis - Simulation of thermal fluid-structure interaction using bulk flow fluid elements (BFFEs) is described. Each BFFE is configured to include the following characteristics: 1) at least one surrounding layer of solid elements representing either the surrounding structure or the pipe wall; 2) a layer of shell elements or Bulk Node Segments representing the outer boundary of the fluid; 3) a Bulk Node at the center of the BFFE for defining fluid properties (e.g., density, specific heat) and volume (i.e., fluid volume is calculated as the enclosed volume between the Bulk Node and all of the Bulk Node Segments that surround it); 4) a fluid flow beam element or Bulk Node Element for defining fluid flow path to another BFFE; and 5) a contact interface between the solid elements and the shell elements for conducting fluid-structure thermal interaction.08-12-2010
20100204965Apparatus, method, and program for acoustic characteristics optimization model analysis - An acoustic characteristics optimization model analysis apparatus includes a finite element model generation unit; a boundary element model generation unit; an acoustic transfer function calculation unit; a nodal point association unit; and a sound pressure calculation unit that incorporates the plurality of nodal points of the finite element model correlated with the plurality of nodal points of the boundary element model by the nodal point association unit into the acoustic transfer function calculated by the acoustic transfer function calculation unit to calculate a sound pressure transmitted from the finite element model to the predetermined position.08-12-2010
20100204964LIDAR-ASSISTED MULTI-IMAGE MATCHING FOR 3-D MODEL AND SENSOR POSE REFINEMENT - A 3-D model of a subject matter may be constructed from a plurality of lidar shots and overlapping EO images of the subject matter. Each of the lidar shots may be mapped to image patches within two or more of the EO images using navigation data associated with the lidar shots and EO images. Each of the back-projected lidar points may be set as a centroid of an image patch (collection of pixels) within an EO image. With the aid of the lidar centroids, the image patches in overlapping EO images may be correlated and an image-based pixel-to-pixel coordinate association therebetween may be calculated. Using this refined pixel-to-pixel coordinate association, a 3-D model of the subject matter may be constructed and refined using photogrammetry techniques. Videogrammetry techniques, such as optical flow techniques, may be applied if a sufficient amount of EO imagery data is available.08-12-2010
20100204962System And Method For Performing Thermal Analysis On A Building Through Universal Meshing - A universal mesh for a building insulation model is established from a template representing a wide range of insulation profiles, with the mesh being used for conducting one, two or three-dimensional finite element analysis (FEA) regarding thermal insulation factors for the building. The system and method take into account a wide range of heat related factors, including structural materials of the building, insulation components encompassing both insulation materials employed in the building process and established air pockets or gaps, and even fasteners used in the construction process.08-12-2010
20100204961INTEGRATED SYSTEM DESIGN - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to integrate multiple engineering design systems in a computer aided design (CAD) system. A design generator is displayed and used to create an engineering design that has different worksheets. Each worksheet represents a different aspect of the design, has local design objects that represent functional aspects of a component that are independent from the component's physical representation, and relation objects that models constraints for properties of the design objects. The objects are organized into a functional layout document (FLD) that is stored in a data center/database that is shared by the worksheets. The FLD is then used to design an engineering design/model.08-12-2010
20120215497MEMS Modeling System and Method - A system and method for modeling microelectromechanical devices is disclosed. An embodiment includes separating the microelectromechanical design into separate regions and modeling the separate regions separately. Parametric parameters or parametric equations may be utilized in the separate models. The separate models may be integrated into a MEMS device model. The MEMS device model may be tested and calibrated, and then may be used to model new designs for microelectromechanical devices.08-23-2012
20120215500CONFIGURATION OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS FOR A DIGITAL BUILDING MODEL - A method and associated device relate to the enhancement of a digital model of a building using a computer, wherein: a) the digital model is analyzed in order to identify the elements that make up the building and have specific characteristics in the building; b) construction products which have properties that match said characteristics are defined; and c) the digital model is enhanced by adding, for every element that makes up the model, data from at least one list of suitable construction products.08-23-2012
20120215499AUTOMATED HIERARCHICAL CONFIGURATION OF CUSTOM PRODUCTS WITH COMPLEX GEOMETRIES: METHOD AND APPARATUS - The invention is a method and apparatus for automatically generating an optimal configuration of a product, using logic implemented on a digital computer processing system. A general configuration will be broken down into a hierarchy of subdesigns by a designer of an artifact type. A particular instance of the type must satisfy user-specified external parametric constraints. Constraints may take the form of a range of values for some performance characteristic or to satisfy laws or business requirements. Hierarchical decomposition facilitates solution of complex problems. Criteria for a best solution may be specified for a given subdesign, a collection of subdesigns, or globally. Tentative selection of a particular subdesign may impose internally generated constraints upon a subsequent subdesign. If no acceptable solution is found for a subdesign, the candidate overall configuration rolls back to the most complete viable partial collection of subdesigns. The method transforms constraints into a concrete design.08-23-2012
20120215498NUMERICALLY-SIMULATED RIGID BODY CREATION MEHTODS AND SYSTEMS THEREOF - Methods and systems for creating numerically-simulated rigid bodies in finite element analysis are disclosed. At least one rigid finite element in a finite element model is designated for forming one or more numerically-simulated rigid bodies (RBs). Each numerically-simulated RB comprises an arbitrary number of rigid finite elements connecting to one another in an arbitrary shape. Each numerically-simulated RB is created by locating all of the elements embedded in the FEA model through shared node or nodes. A procedure of using element definition as a guide to set up an array of node flags, each node flag for one node such that all numerically-simulated RBs defined in the model can be located efficiently. Once all numerically-simulated RBs have been located, each unique numerically-simulated RB is defined as a unique linked-list of connected rigid finite elements.08-23-2012
20120136634LAYOUT SUPPORT DEVICE AND TANGIBLE COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - Disclosed is a layout support device including: a route obtaining unit to obtain, for each of users who use an image forming apparatus, a route in a predetermined area in which the image forming device is installed; a recommended arrangement calculating unit to calculate a recommended arrangement of the image forming device in the predetermined area in accordance with a positional relation between the route of each user obtained by the route obtaining unit and a position in which the image forming device is installed; and a display unit to display the recommended arrangement calculated by the recommended arrangement calculating unit.05-31-2012
20120136633OPTIMIZATION-BASED SIMULATED ANNEALING FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PLACEMENT - Generating of the initial temperature value for a simulated annealing process in the placement of circuit components in the physical design of integrated circuit (IC) is based on previous partitioning, if any, of the IC components into bins. An iteration limit value is then assigned equal to the initial temperature value. The simulated annealing process is then performed on a current partitioning of the IC components into bins according to the iteration limit value. The IC components are partitioned further into an exponentially larger total number of smaller bins compared to a previous number of bins. The process is then repeated starting with the operation of generating an initial temperature value for the simulated annealing process until the number of circuit components in each bin is below a specified number.05-31-2012
20110184704Fairing of aircraft elevator07-28-2011
20100174509DESIGN PROCESS FOR ELEVATOR ARRANGEMENTS IN NEW AND EXISTING BUILDINGS - A method for determining a suitable configuration for an elevator system for a building that includes acquiring building related information and passenger use information. Elevator system performance requirements based on elevator system passenger numbers are selected based on this information followed by selecting a set of elevator system characteristic variables that are desired to be at optimal values which are processed along with the information and performance requirements to provide an optimal solution.07-08-2010
20100174511RESIDENTIAL DRY SPRINKLER DESIGN METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method of designing a residential fire protection system in a residential dwelling unit are shown and described. The residential dwelling unit has a plurality of compartments as defined in the 2002 National Fire Protection Association Standards 13, 13D, 13R. The method can be achieved by: determining a minimum quantity and location of residential fire sprinklers required to determine a hydraulic demand calculation of the residential fire sprinklers of a piping network filled with water and arranged to protect the plurality of compartments; and specifying the minimum quantity and location of residential fire sprinklers in a piping network filled with a gas. Various aspects of the invention are also shown and described.07-08-2010
20100174510Method and System for Generating and Providing Seating Information for an Assembly Facility with Obstructions - A method and system for generating and providing accurate seating information for each seat in an assembly facility are disclosed. The method, and the corresponding components of the system that perform the method, includes determining the position of a seat in an assembly facility, determining the position of an obstruction in the assembly facility, determining an obstructed area based on the positions of the seat and the obstruction, and generating seating information based on the obstructed area. A server for providing seating information, which may include an image file that includes detailed graphical views and/or textual information regarding obstructions for a particular seat, is also disclosed. The server is configured to receive a seating information request for a selected seat from a client. The server is also configured to fetch from memory the detailed seating information for the selected seat and transmit it to the client.07-08-2010
20120253750CABLE MANAGEMENT AND INVENTORY ENHANCEMENT - A cable-management system that integrates management information about infrastructure into objects and provides a visualization of cable and inventory objects within a building. An embodiment of the present invention comprises a computer-implemented cable management system comprising a cable module configured to manage at least one cable object associated with at least one physical cable and to automatically synchronize cable availability information with at least one inventory database, an infrastructure module configured to manage at least one infrastructure object associated with a building layout, wherein attributes of the at least one infrastructure object are associated with the at least one cable object, and a capacity module configured to calculate at least one utilization value associated with the at least one infrastructure object, whereby the at least one utilization value, the at least one cable object, and the at least one infrastructure object are integrated into a visualization of the building layout.10-04-2012
20120173208UPDATING A MODELED OBJECT - A computer-implemented method for updating a modeled object comprises providing an old operand of an operation, a result of applying the operation to the old operand, wherein applying the operation to the old operand includes computing old sub-results, each old sub-result being determined by a respective old sub-operand of the old operand, and a new operand including a first set of sub-operands of the new operand at least partially identical to old sub-operands of the old operand, and a second set of new sub-operands. The method further comprises applying the operation on the new operand, including computing new sub-results determined by a respective sub-operand of the second set; and retrieving the old sub-results determined by the old sub-operands of the old operand to which sub-operands of the first set are at least partially identical. Such a method improves the update of the modeled object.07-05-2012
20120173210CONFIGURATION-CONTROLLED DYNAMIC GENERATION OF PRODUCT DATA FOR COMPLEX PRODUCTS - A method and a device for the computer-assisted generation of a construction plan for modular aircraft components on the basis of validated partial construction plans for individual modules.07-05-2012
20120173205SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING 3D MODEL OF EJECTOR PIN OF MOLD - A system for forming a 3D model of ejector pins for a mold includes a 2D model drawing unit, an ejector pin parameter obtaining unit, and a 3D model drawing unit. The 2D model drawing unit opens a mold 2D model which includes a plurality of ejector pins. The ejector pin parameter obtaining unit obtains parameters of the plurality of ejector pins in the mold 2D model. The 3D model drawing unit automatically forms corresponding ejector pin 3D model according to the parameters obtained by the ejector pin parameter obtaining unit.07-05-2012
20120173204BUILDING MAP GENERATION USING LOCATION AND TRACKING DATA - A system and method are presented for producing a model of the interior of a building. The model is capable of receiving and dynamically incorporating input from various sources including, for example, existing static map data, data such as annotations and updates provided by persons on the scene but outside the building, and real-time data from sensors located on mobile persons or assets that are dynamically moving inside the building. In some cases, the moving persons or assets inside the building may carry a unit that emits sound or electromagnetic pulses, which reflect off the immediate surroundings in a particular room or portion of the building, and sense the reflected pulses. The reflections from relatively close features may arrive at the sensor more quickly than those from relatively distant features, so that temporal analysis of the reflected pulse may provide information about features in the building as a function of their distance away from the unit. Pulses may be emitted and received at multiple locations in a room or portion of the building. The reflected pulses may be analyzed, using specific time shifts that correspond to round-trip travel times in particular directions, so that the actual locations of features may be identified. By walking from room-to-room throughout the interior of a building and performing such analysis, much or all of the interior of a building may be mapped.07-05-2012
20120173203Method of Optimizing Volume Utilization of An Autoclave - A method of optimizing an autoclave volume utilization includes, in an exemplary embodiment, determining process parameters of an autoclave; modeling an autoclave configuration to determine airflow patterns in the autoclave, temperature variation throughout the autoclave, and the distribution of turbulent intensity in the autoclave; and modifying the autoclave configuration with hardware changes to the autoclave to alter the airflow patterns in the autoclave. The method also includes modeling the modified autoclave configuration to determine modified airflow patterns in the autoclave, modified temperature variation throughout the autoclave, and the modified distribution of turbulent intensity in the autoclave; and modeling the modified autoclave configuration with parts to be cured in the modified autoclave configuration to determine an arrangement of parts that maximizes the number of parts in the autoclave that meet predetermined cured properties of the parts.07-05-2012
20120173207HARNESS DESIGN SUPPORT METHOD AND HARNESS DESIGN SUPPORT APPARATUS - An apparatus and method for supporting harness design. Harness information including a pass position of a harness is set on a three-dimensional model. Then, it is determined whether the harness whose position is decided so as to pass through the set pass position interferes with a mechanical part that is read from a storing unit that stores therein three-dimensional model data on the mechanical part through which the harness passes. When it is determined that the harness interferes with the mechanical part, from among a plurality of surfaces of the mechanical part, a surface that has not been selected is selected, and a pass position of the harness is set outside the selected surface. Then, a position of the harness that passes through the set pass position is decided. These processes are repeated until it is determined that the harness does not interfere with the mechanical part.07-05-2012
20100299110SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION - A computer processor driven system and method capable of identifying and constructing representations of hazardous areas. The hazardous area classification system has one or more processors, and a computer readable medium containing instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform the steps of determining a position of a hazardous area for a predetermined location using a calculation based on a plurality of parameters, and generating a representation of the hazardous area.11-25-2010
20100299109ROAD SHAPE RECOGNITION DEVICE - A road shape recognition device includes: distance and height detecting means for detecting distance data having a distance and height in real space regarding a road surface where a vehicle is traveling at multiple mutually different points; approximation line calculating means for dividing the plurality of distance data into near and far groups as viewed from the vehicle to calculate an approximation line of the distance data for each group each time the distance data of the boundary portion between the two groups is transferred from one of the groups to the other; statistics calculating means for calculating statistics from the corresponding approximation line for each group where the distance data is transferred; and road shape model generating means for selecting one out of combinations of the approximation lines to generate a road shape model using the selected combination.11-25-2010
20100299108METHOD FOR DESIGNING THE WALL THICKNESS OF COMPONENTS AND COMPONENT - The invention relates to a method for designing the wall thickness of components that are permanently subjected to static and/or dynamic loading, the components being made of a fiber reinforced polymer material. In a first step, the orientation of the fibers in the fiber reinforced plastic and the position of the weld lines in the component are determined by a first simulation calculation. A degree of utilization of the strength of the component is calculated by a second simulation calculation. The wall thickness of the component is adapted to the result of the second simulation calculation, and the previous steps are repeated if a change of the wall thickness has been carried out. The invention also relates to a component of a fiber reinforced polymer material that has a wall thickness designed by the method according to the invention.11-25-2010
20100299107ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - Disclosed is an acoustic analysis apparatus. The acoustic analysis apparatus is configured to allow a user or operator to set a plurality of load input points corresponding to respective sound input sources, and an evaluation point for evaluating a level of a sound pressure transferred from each of the set load input points (S11-25-2010
20100299106METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A SYNTHESIZED IMAGE OF AT LEAST A PORTION OF A HEAD OF HAIR - The invention relates to a method of generating at least one synthesized image of at least a portion of a head of hair in movement, the method comprising the steps consisting in calculating a shape of at least one director hair by applying to the at least one director hair at least one mechanical model of an inextensible rod having inertia and stiffnesses in twisting and in bending, and in generating at least one virtual image of the at least one portion of the head of hair from the shape of the director hair.11-25-2010
20100049478SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DESIGNING A BUILDING SYSTEM - Systems and methods of designing building systems are described. The building system designer is assisted in designing a building by a computer which identifies system components that are compatible with each other, and possibly with the type of building and/or building code.02-25-2010
20100049475METHOD AND AIDS FOR RELATIVE POSITIONING OF OBJECTS DURING A DESIGN PHASE - A method aiding in relative positioning of 02-25-2010
20100049477CIVIL ENGINEERING SIMULATION USING QUADTREE DATA STRUCTURES - A 3D visual realization system and method of use thereof. The system operatively interfaces to a CAD application and converts the design data to models that are then stored in Quadtree data structures in a database. A graphic engine streams the data out of the database. The graphic engine decides which data segments are required, fetches the required data and displays the data on the designated media. Smart management of the computer memory including keeping handy and relevant in the memory, and ability to provide a high frame rate enables smooth display of the 3D visual realization of the project. The 3D visual realization system and method further includes a method to cut out selected regions of a topographical mesh and replacing each region by implanting a redesigned graphical presentation of the extracted region.02-25-2010
20130173222METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTING AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY MAP - A method of constructing an EP map is provided. The method comprises obtaining a first surface model of an anatomic structure, the first model comprising an alpha shell of a cloud of location data points. The method further comprises obtaining a second surface model of the structure, the second surface model comprising an alpha shell of a cloud of measurement points. The method further comprises processing the first and second models to identify, for at least one of the location data points, a point on the second surface model that is closest in distance to the location data point, wherein said identified point has a value of said EP parameter associated therewith. The method still further comprises assigning a visual indicator to the location data point based on the EP parameter value associated with the identified point and in accordance with a visualization scheme corresponding to the EP parameter.07-04-2013
20130173223Automated And Intelligent Structure Design Generation And Exploration - Computational systems and methods are disclosed that learn about and assist with appropriate structure-based design choices. The systems and methods autonomously explore design states, and suggest to a user one or more optimize design states. Constraints are provided to limit exploration to valid design states. Systems and methods are disclosed that assist groups of users with coordinating their efforts in producing a cohesive design. Systems and methods are disclosed for learning from past optimizations in order to provide more rapid convergence on an optimized design, avoid local maxima and other hurdles to optimization, avoid undesired optimizations, and so on.07-04-2013
20120179431METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROOF ANALYSIS - A system and method for intelligently combining CAD, inspection, and building guideline data for intelligently setting roof facet directionality, analyzing repair and replacement decisions and estimating material and repair or replacement costs for building facets is described. One embodiment includes receiving digital building facet data for a first building facet of a set of one or more building facets; receiving digital inspection data for the first building facet; determining the amount of building material required to repair damage to an area of the first building facet; determining a repair indicator for the first building facet; wherein the determining a repair indicator is based at least in part upon the digital facet data for the first building facet and the inspection data for the first building facet; and displaying an electronic image of the set of one or more building facets.07-12-2012
20120179429Method for Providing a Folded Sheet Structure - The present invention supplies practical procedures, functions or techniques for folding tessellations. Several tessellation crease pattern techniques, and the three-dimensional folded configuration are given. Additionally several new forming processes, including mathematical methods for describing the material flow are disclosed doubly-periodic folding of materials that name the doubly-periodic folded (DPF) surface, including vertices, edges, and facets, at any stage of the folding. This information is necessary for designing tooling and forming equipment, for analyzing strength and deflections of the DPFs under a variety of conditions, for modeling the physical properties of DPF laminations and composite structures, for understanding the acoustic or other wave absorption/diffusion/reflection characteristics, and for analyzing and optimizing the structure of DPFs in any other physical situation. Fundamental methods and procedures for designing and generating DPF materials include ways for defining the tessellation crease patterns, the folding process, and the three-dimensional folded configuration. The ways are mathematically sound in that they can be extended to a theorem/proof format.07-12-2012
20120179428SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLETION OPTIMIZATION - A system for completing a wellbore (07-12-2012
20100274536LAYOUT DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - According to one embodiment, a layout design support system has a layout editing unit which edits equipment arrangement data, equipment connection element data and the other data, and depicts the edited data, and a storage unit which storage such data. The storage unit stores equipment arrangement data that includes not only equipment specification data, and arrangement coordinate data and size data of each equipment, but also piece number of each piece configuring the equipment, and stores equipment connection element data that includes connection name, equipment name of upstream and downstream connection destination equipments, piece number and port of the equipments. The layout editing unit edits the equipment arrangement data or equipment connection element data at the level of the piece in accordance with an accepted edit instruction.10-28-2010
20100274535System and Method to Embed Behavior in a CAD-Based Physical Simulation - A system, method, and computer readable medium. A method includes receiving a geometric object and corresponding physical object for a CAD model. The method includes executing function code in a behavior object to determine required references of the behavior object. The method includes receiving and storing an assignment of at least one of the required references of the behavior object to the physical object, and storing the geometric object, physical object, and behavior object in the data processing system as associated with the CAD model. The method includes simulating operation of at least part of the CAD model, including executing the behavior object to modify the state of the physical object.10-28-2010
20100274534Automated Systems for Manufacturing Patient-Specific Orthopedic Implants and Instrumentation - Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for the automated design and manufacture of patient-specific/patient-matched orthopedic implants. While the embodiments described herein specifically pertain to unicompartmental resurfacing implants for the knee, the principles described are applicable to other types of knee implants (including, without limitation, other resurfacing implants and joint replacement implants) as well as implants for other joints and other patient-specific orthopedic applications.10-28-2010
20100274533METHOD OF DESIGNING A TIRE TREAD - A tire design method is provided for a tire having a tire tread with a plurality of circumferential ribs separated by circumferential continuous grooves where at least two circumferential ribs are unlocked by at least one circumferential groove. The method may include modeling a lug in each of the at least two circumferential ribs to determine a circumferential shear stiffness and a circumferential shear stiffness per unit length for each rib. The tire design method may further include determining an ideal rib stiffness, an optimal rib stiffness, and a corresponding ideal number of lugs and an optimal number of lugs for each of the at least two circumferential ribs. In one embodiment, the tire design method includes modifying the tire design so the number of lugs in each rib is equal to the optimal number of lugs determined in the tire design method.10-28-2010
20120179426SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING BIDIRECTIONAL LINKS BETWEEN MULTIPHYSICS MODELING AND DESIGN SYSTEMS - A system and method for implementing, on one or more processors, a bidirectional link between a design system and a multiphysics modeling system includes establishing via a communications link a connection between the design system and the multiphysics modeling system. Instructions are communicated via the communication link that include commands for generating a geometric representation in the design system based on parameters communicated from the multiphysics modeling system. One or more memory components can be configured to store a design system dynamic link library and a multiphysics modeling system dynamic link library. A controller can be operative to detect an installation of the design system, and implement via the dynamic link libraries, bidirectional communications of instructions between the design system and the multiphysics modeling system.07-12-2012
20090125284UNMOLDABLE PORTION DETECTION SYSTEM, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND UNMOLDABLE PORTION DETECTION METHOD - An unmoldable portion detection system includes: a normal line arithmetic unit; a backward component determination unit; and an unmoldable portion determination unit, wherein the system further includes one of the following (A) units and (B) units: (A) a concave connection determination unit; and an adjacent unmoldable portion determination unit, and (B) a projection line reach determination unit; and a projection unmoldable portion determination unit.05-14-2009
20080262802SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OILFIELD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS - The invention relates to a method of performing production operations. The method includes identifying a plurality of simulators from a group consisting of a wellsite simulator for modeling at least a portion of the wellsite of the oilfield and a non-wellsite simulator for modeling at least a portion of a non-wellsite portion of the oilfield, defining a first strategy template comprising a first condition defined based on a first variable of the plurality of simulators and a first action defined based on a control parameter of the plurality of simulators, wherein execution of the first action during simulation is determined based on the first condition in view of a logical relationship, developing a first strategy for managing the plurality of simulators during simulation, wherein the first strategy is developed using the first strategy template, and selectively simulating the operations of the oilfield using the plurality of simulators based on the first strategy.10-23-2008
20100010785APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING SCALED, THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF HYDRAULIC SYSTEM TO PERFORM CALCULATIONS - A software application implementable on a computer system is used to create a model of a hydraulic system to perform calculations. The user visually constructs a two-dimensional (2-D) connectivity model in the computer system. The 2-D connectivity model has a plurality of node points defined at various elements (sources, outlets, equipment, and junctions) of the hydraulic system and has segments interconnecting the node points. The user visually constructs a three-dimensional (3-D) segment model for each segment so that each segment model has the 3-D layout of the piping and the fittings for the segment. A 3-D system model of the entire hydraulic system is visually created in the computer system by combining the 3-D segment models. The software application performs calculations using the 3-D system model, and the 3-D system model can be visually or automatically verified to determine whether the model substantially corresponds to the 3-D layout of the hydraulic system, and has been laid out without errors.01-14-2010
20100010784MODEL-BASED SCANNER TUNING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for tuning photolithographic processes are described. A model of a target scanner is maintained defining sensitivity of the target scanner with reference to a set of tunable parameters. A differential model represents deviations of the target scanner from the reference. The target scanner may be tuned based on the settings of the reference scanner and the differential model. Performance of a family of related scanners may be characterized relative to the performance of a reference scanner. Differential models may include information such as parametric offsets and other differences that may be used to simulate the difference in imaging behavior.01-14-2010
20100010783Moving physical objects from original physical site to user-specified locations at destination physical site - Dimensions of each physical object to be moved from an original physical site to a destination physical site are at least approximately determined. Each physical object is tagged with an identifier. A virtual layout of the destination physical site and the dimensions and the identifier of each physical object are input into a computer program. A user-specified location of where within the destination physical site each physical object is to be placed when moved to the destination physical site is input using the computer program, based on the virtual layout of the destination physical site and the dimensions and the identifier of each physical object. At the destination physical site, each physical object is looked up using the identifier of the physical object to determine the user-specified location of where to place the physical object within the destination physical site.01-14-2010
20110106500METHOD FOR DESIGNING GOLF BALL AND GOLF BALL MANUFACTURED BY THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a golf ball includes the step of designing plural dimples on a surface of the golf ball so as to satisfy the following parameters. A total number N of the dimples is approximately 400 or less; a surface roughness Rda of the golf ball is approximately 0.085 mm or less; and a value obtained by dividing an average convex part surface area Srt in the first cross-section and the second cross-section by an average concave part cross-section Sru in the first cross-section and the second cross-section is approximately 0.9 or less. The golf ball surface roughness Rda is the average value of a first golf ball cross-section surface roughness Rp, a second golf ball surface roughness Rm, and a third golf ball surface roughness Rs. The average convex part surface area Srt is the average value of a first convex part surface area Art that, in the first cross-section, is surrounded by the reference spherical surface and the golf ball surface that is higher than the reference spherical surface and a second convex part surface area Art that, in the second cross-section, is surrounded by the reference spherical surface and the golf ball surface that is higher than the reference spherical surface.05-05-2011
20090070075Creation of a Linear or Planar Shape - A watermark is embossed into a model of a linear or surface shape, especially a non-uniform rational B-splines model. The model has a plurality of splines, the combination of which forms the shape. Control points are assigned to the splines such that a course of the respectively associated spline can be modified and thus be controlled by changing the position of the control points and/or weights of the control points. Nodes which are located in a section of the shape that is formed by the respectively associated spline are allocated to the splines. In order to change the shape (the modified curve runs through point C03-12-2009
20120253753NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR OUTPUTTING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL ROOF STRUCTURE AND GENERATING A DATABASE - A navigation system has a database storing data for reconstructing three-dimensional roof structures. The data includes information on edges of at least one closed polygon and a type identifier respectively stored in the database for each one of the edges. Each one of the type identifiers is respectively selected from a finite set of type identifiers. Plural planar faces are generated to reconstruct the roof structure. The planar faces are respectively determined such that they pass through an edge of the polygon and have an orientation determined based on the type identifier stored for the edge.10-04-2012
20120253752METHOD OF OPTIMIZING GEOMETRY OF A SEATING ELEMENT - A method of optimizing the geometry of seating components for a range of individual body shapes in a single posture or a variety of postures. The method includes defining a two-dimensional shape of a membrane with given deformation or elasticity characteristics optimized for supporting a defined population in a given posture, or multiple postures.10-04-2012
20090063105SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTING MINIMUM DISTANCES BETWEEN TWO POINT CLOUDS - A method for computing minimum distances between two point clouds is provided. The method includes: (a) acquiring a first point cloud and a second point cloud; (b) establishing a topological structure for the second point cloud to make points of the second point cloud confined in a plurality of related cubical grids; (c) selecting a point from the first point cloud; (d) searching one or more cubical grids from the related cubical grids according to the topological structure and computing a distance between the selected point and each of points which belong to the second point cloud and in the searched cubical grids to obtain a closest point from the second point cloud, which has a shortest distance to the selected point; (e) repeating steps from (c) to (d) until all the points in the first point cloud have been selected. A related system is also provided.03-05-2009
20090326874DESIGNING SUPPORT METHOD, DESIGNING SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, PROGRAM AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A designing support equipment for displaying design information on a display unit and designing a product so as to easily design the outline of a whole product and details of the constituent elements of the product. The equipment comprises a display unit having a first display displaying design information logically expressing the electrical operation of objects to be designed, a second display displaying design information expressing a physical two-dimensional shape of the objects, and a third display displaying design information expressing a physical three-dimensional shape of the objects, selecting means for selecting at least two displays from the first to third displays, and control means for allowing the display unit to display the selected display from the first to third displays about the same object and varying the displayed contents of the first to third displays displayed on the display unit so as to keep the matching.12-31-2009
20120316840AUTOMATIC POSITIONING OF SECONDARY OBJECTS - A computer-aided design station for use in computer-aided design of a modeled object includes a display device configured to display the modeled object and at least one secondary object in a viewing area, an interface device configured to receive user inputs relating to the modeled object and the viewing area, and a processor operably coupled to the display device and the interface device. The processor is configured to cause the display device to display an alignment tool in the viewing area in response to user input and cause the display device to display at least one attach point of the secondary object in response to user input. The processor is also configured to detect when the alignment tool is moved to a position within a first preselected distance from the secondary object and automatically align the secondary object with respect to the alignment tool.12-13-2012
20120221297Global Deformation for a Modeled Object - A CAD system, method, and machine-readable medium. A method selecting a first plurality of points on an original surface of a 3D model and producing a first plurality of deformed points corresponding to the first plurality of points. The method includes creating a first deformed surface from the first plurality of deformed points. The method includes selecting a second plurality of points on the original surface of the model and producing a second plurality of deformed points corresponding to the second plurality of points. The method includes modifying the first deformed surface according to the second plurality of deformed points, including matching the first deformed surface to other deformed features of the model, and storing the deformed surface as part of a deformed model.08-30-2012
20120259594BIM BASED 3-D VISUALIZATION - A system and a computer implemented method of 3-D visualization of a building module is disclosed. The method includes receiving attributes of the building module from a building information model and receiving data inputs from a plurality of sensors located in the building module. Locations of at least a subset of the plurality of sensors in the building module and types and locations of physical objects in the building module are determined. Then, a 3-D visualization of the building module on a computer screen is generated based on the attributes of the building module, the locations of the physical objects, the locations of at least the subset of the plurality of sensors and the data inputs from the plurality of sensors.10-11-2012
20120259595DEVICE LAYOUT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A device layout management apparatus that has a layout drawing data processing unit that displays a layout drawing that includes the layout of a building network and the location of a device, based on layout drawing data and device data stored in a layout drawing data storage unit and a device data storage unit, respectively. A device data acquisition unit acquires device data stored in the device. A layout information comparing unit compares the acquired device data with either layout drawing data stored in the layout drawing data storage unit or device data stored in the device data storage unit, and determines whether the two sets of layout information coincide. If the layout information comparing unit determines that the two sets of layout information do not coincide, the layout information processing unit has the layout change reporting unit report that the layout of the device has changed.10-11-2012
20120259593METHOD FOR THE PREDICTION OF FATIGUE LIFE FOR WELDED STRUCTURES - A method of determining the fatigue life of a welded structure, including the steps of: creating a 3D coarse mesh model of the welded structure to be analyzed; analyzing the coarse mesh model using an FEA model to generate FEA data; identifying a critical stress location on the coarse mesh model having a through thickness stress distribution, based on the FEA data; post processing the FEA data in the middle portion of the through thickness stress distribution while excluding the through thickness stress distribution near the edges of the identified critical stress location to determine a peak stress; and determining a fatigue life of the welded structure at the identified critical stress location, dependent on the determined peak stress.10-11-2012
20120226481Systems and Processes Using Imaging Data To Facilitate Surgical Procedures - Systems and processes for tracking anatomy, instrumentation, trial implants, implants, and references, and rendering images and data related to them in connection with surgical operations, for example total knee arthroplasties (“TKA”). These systems and processes are accomplished by using a computer to intraoperatively obtain images of body parts and to register, navigate, and track surgical instruments.09-06-2012
20090018800City Arrangement - A city is arranged within a terraced valley. An agricultural realm, suitable for farming, is located on the valley floor. A civic concourse is on a terrace above the agricultural realm. The civic concourse has public buildings and a terrace of industries. The terrace of industries has manufacturing facilities. An automobile concourse is on a terrace above the terrace of industries. The automobile concourse has an avenue for automobile traffic. A market terrace is on a terrace above the automobile concourse. The market terrace has public market facilities. A residential terrace is no lower than the market terrace. The residential terrace has residences.01-15-2009
20120259597Method for Selecting Implant Components - Methods of selecting or designing an implant to be used in a patient are provided. A CT scan of a patient's mouth is performed. A 3D CAD model of the patient's mouth is created utilizing data generated by the CT scan. Properties of the patient's mouth are determined based upon CT scan data and assigned to the 3D CAD model. A desired location for an implant is selected. A FEA simulation is performed on the 3D CAD model to choose an implant or to design an implant that optimizes a selected variable.10-11-2012
20120232857INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED SOFT COMPONENTS - A computer-implemented method for creating a customized CAD model of a casting mold, defined as the casting mold CAD model, for moulding of a personalized device, where the casting mold is used for casting an at least partly soft mould as part of the personalized device, and where the casting mold is adapted to be manufactured by means of rapid prototyping, such as 3D printing, including the steps of: —acquiring an input 3D model representing the personalized device, where the input 3D model is acquired by means of 3D scanning, —generating the casting mold CAD model as an impression of at least a part of the input 3D model, said casting mold CAD model thereby including the negative geometry of the personalized device, and—defining at least one sectioning of the casting mold CAD model by means of at least one separation plane and/or separation spline.09-13-2012
20120232856METHOD OF CALCULATING AREAS - The present invention relates to a method of determining surface area of a molecule which can be used to calculate to solvent accessible surface areas of molecules, particularly biological molecules such as proteins and identifying potential linear and conformational epitopes of antigens.09-13-2012
20120232849DESIGN APPARATUS AND DESIGN METHOD - A design apparatus includes a first processor that determines outer dimensions of the to-be-designed apparatus on a basis of a specification information input via an input device and the dimension rules stored by a storage. And the design apparatus further includes a second processor that determines, when one of unit candidates stored by the storage is selected as a unit to be installed in the to-be-designed apparatus in accordance with the specification information input via the input device, a placement position of the selected unit in the to-be-designed apparatus having the outer dimensions determined by the first processor on a basis of the placement rules stored by the storage and associated with a type of the selected unit.09-13-2012
20120232854METHOD OF SIMULATING DEFORMABLE OBJECT USING GEOMETRICALLY MOTIVATED MODEL - A method of stimulating a deformable object comprises modeling deformable elasticity for the object by defining an actual shape and a goal shape and pulling points in the goal shape towards corresponding points in the goal shape.09-13-2012
20120232855METHOD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF VERTICAL POWER TRANSISTORS WITH DIFFERING POWERS BY COMBINATION OF PRE-DEFINED PART PIECES - A method for designing a first vertical MOS power transistor having a specified design power level. The method comprises the steps of composing a layout of the vertical MOS power transistor as a combination of at least partly differing layout part pieces, each of the part pieces having known design data, the part pieces including at least one first layout part piece comprising a given number of single transistor cells, and adjusting the specified design power level of the first vertical MOS power transistor by using the known design data of the part pieces and based on the layout combination of the part pieces.09-13-2012
20120232853PHYSICALLY-CONSTRAINED MODELING OF A HEART IN MEDICAL IMAGING - Physically-constrained modeling of a heart is provided. Patient-specific data may be used to estimate heart anatomy locations. A model is applied to the data for estimation. For increased accuracy of estimation, the biomechanics of the heart, such as the valve, may be used to constrain the estimation. By applying a dynamic system between estimated anatomy locations of different times, the locations may be deformed or refined. The modeled heart and/or valve may be used to estimate hemodynamics. The resulting velocities or other motion information may be used to emulate ultrasound Doppler imaging for comparing with acquired ultrasound Doppler data. The comparison may validate the modeling.09-13-2012
20120232852SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT - A computer implemented method, system, and computer program product include one or more processors identifying a dynamic element within framework for building a visual representation of a product concept, the visual representation including one or more of a textual component and a graphical component, the dynamic element associated with a variant list including one or more variant elements; one or more processors identifying one of a longest variant element and a shortest variant element from within the variant list; and one or more processors generating a first instantiation of a visual representation of a product concept including the one of the longest variant element and the shortest variant element as the dynamic element.09-13-2012
20120232851SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT - A computer implemented method, system, and computer program product include one or more processors providing a framework for building a visual representation of a product concept, the visual representation including one or more of a textual component and a graphical component; one or more processors receiving a designation of an element within at least one of the textual component and the graphical components as a dynamic element; one or more processors associating the dynamic element with a variant list including a plurality of element variants; one or more processors receiving a selection of a subset of the plurality of element variants from the variant list; and one or more processors generating a first instantiation of the visual representation including a combination of the subset of the plurality of element variants as the dynamic element.09-13-2012
20120232848METHOD FOR CREATING FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OF RUBBER COMPOSITE - A computerized method for creating a 2D or 3D finite element model of a rubber composite of a rubber matrix and fillers is disclosed. In the case of the 2D finite element model, a primary finite element model of the rubber composite is first created by defining a rubber matrix model of the rubber matrix and filler models of the fillers by the use of rectangular elements. Then, a second finite element model as the target 2D finite element model is created by moving boundary nodes positioned at boundaries between the rubber matrix model and filler models in the primary finite element model so that concavity and convexity of the surface of each filler model becomes less, whereby, in the second finite element model, some of the rectangular elements including the moved boundary nodes are deformed, but the rest of the rectangular elements are not deformed.09-13-2012
20120265499METHODS OF PREDETERMINING THE CONTOUR OF A RESECTED BONE SURFACE AND ASSESSING THE FIT OF A PROSTHESIS ON THE BONE - Methods for predetermining a contour of a resected bone surface and assessing a fit of a prosthesis on the resected bone surface, for designing prostheses to fit discrete patient populations, and for designing customized prostheses.10-18-2012
20080300831SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FINITE ELEMENT BASED ON TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION - A method is disclosed for providing an optimal topology for a structure based on a set of design criteria including at least one support point and at least one force to be applied to the structure. The method includes the steps of identifying a plurality of nodes within a structure design domain, and assigning an initial density value to the plurality of nodes. The method also includes the steps of conducting a finite element analysis on the nodes, determining a stress intensity value for each node, ranking the nodes by relative stress intensity values, and adjusting the density value for each node. The method also includes the step of repeating the steps of conducting a finite element analysis on the nodes, determining the stress intensity value for each node, ranking the nodes by relative stress intensity values, and adjusting the density value for each node until a termination criteria is realized, thereby providing an optimal topology.12-04-2008
20080300832INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIMULATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREOF RECORDED ON COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A design/analysis linkage system performs the processing of recording, in a conversion information file, a conversion process in which design data is converted into a design information file suitable to making a model; of linking the aforementioned design information file with an analysis information file generated from the design information file for building up an analysis model; and of automatically reflecting in the design information file changes that have been made to the analysis information file during the analysis process.12-04-2008
20110004448Method to quantify discrete pore shapes, volumes, and surface areas using confocal profilometry - Methods for characterizing a sample of porous media using a measuring device along with a multipoint statistical (MPS) model. Retrieving a set of reflected measured data provided by the measuring device of a surface of the sample in order to produce a sample imaging log, wherein the retrieved set of measured data is communicated to a processor. Selecting depth-defined surface portions of the sample from the sample imaging log as a training image for inputting in the MPS model. Determining pattern based simulations from the training image using one of a pixel-based template which is applied to the training image. Constructing from the pattern based simulations a complete-sampling image log of surface portions of the sample. Repeat the above steps in order to construct three dimensional (3D) sample images from stacked successive pattern based simulations so as to construct at least one 3D model of the sample.01-06-2011
20110004447Method to build 3D digital models of porous media using transmitted laser scanning confocal mircoscopy and multi-point statistics - Methods for characterizing a three-dimensional (3D) sample of porous media using at least one measuring tool that retrieves two or more set of transmitted measured data at two or more depths of the sample, such that the retrieved two or more set of transmitted measured data is communicated to a processor and computed in at least one multi-point statistical (MPS) model.01-06-2011
20120239354System and method for configuring an aircraft passenger cabin - The invention relates to a system (09-20-2012
20120239353SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REALIZING A BUILDING SYSTEM - A system and method for realizing a building system is disclosed. In an embodiment, a holistic approach to a complex building system involves using high-productivity high-performance computing resources, such as cloud services, to manage a complex building system from building inception through to building operation. Because high-productivity high-performance computing resources are used, modeling, optimization, simulation, and verification can be performed from a single platform on a scale which heretofore has not been applied to complex building systems. Additionally, the holistic approach to complex building systems involves using a centralized database to manage all of the information related to a building system.09-20-2012
20120239352DESIGN SUPPORT METHOD AND APPARATUS - The disclosed method includes: first generating, from data of a plurality of parts that are string-shaped or band-shaped parts formed by end surfaces and side surfaces, first data including control point candidate data for control point candidates within the end surfaces, end surface data defining the end surfaces and path candidate data for path candidates between the control point candidates, for each of the plurality of parts; second generating second data of continuous shape paths representing continuous parts by searching the first data for parts having same control point candidate data and same end surface data; and third generating third data including data of control points determined on end surface portion of the parts and data of paths between the control points for the continuous shape paths and a group of the continuous shape paths from the first data and the second data.09-20-2012
20120239351METHOD FOR CREATING FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OF RUBBER COMPOSITE - A method for creating a 2D or 3D finite element model of a rubber composite of a rubber matrix and fillers are disclosed. The method comprises a first step in which a region of the rubber matrix and a plurality of regions of the fillers are defined in a predetermined 2D or 3D space; a second step in which the regions of the rubber matrix and fillers are divided into primary elements to form a primary finite element model, wherein the primary elements are triangular elements and optional quadrilateral elements when the space is two-dimensional or tetrahedral elements and optional hexahedron elements when the space is three-dimensional; and a third step in which each of the primary elements is subdivided into quadrilateral elements when the space is two-dimensional or hexahedron elements when the space is three-dimensional.09-20-2012
20120265495OBJECT MODELING - Technologies are generally described for a system and method effective to generate a model of a first object. In some examples, the method includes receiving location data relating to a location of a second object and orientation data relating to an orientation and rotational movement of the second object. In some examples, the method includes calculating line of sight data relating to a line of sight of a laser rangefinder in the second object. In some examples, the method includes receiving distance data relating to a distance between the second object and at least one point on the first object. In some examples, the method includes calculating an image data point relating to the first object, the image data point may be based on the location data, the line of sight data, and the distance data. In some examples, the model may be based on the image data point.10-18-2012
20120265493METHOD FOR TECHNOLOGY PORTING OF CAD DESIGNS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREFOR - An embodiment of a design of one or more devices such as e.g. integrated circuits is ported from a source design technology to a target design technology by:—producing a standardized set of porting rules which translate device information related to the device or devices from the source design technology to the target design technology, and—creating a migrated design for the device or devices resulting from porting the CAD design from the source design technology to the target design technology by applying the standardized set of rules to the device information related.10-18-2012
20120265497Method for Making a Numerical Three-Dimensional Model of a Structure of Soft and Hard Parts, Three-Dimensional Model and Carrier - The invention relates to a method for making a numerical three-dimensional model of a structure from relatively soft and relatively hard parts, comprising of making by means of penetrating radiation a plurality of numerical sections of the structure located at a mutual distance and representing the absorption for the radiation, storing in a memory the numerical sections and constructing a numerical three-dimensional model of the structure on the basis of the numerical sections stored in the memory, wherein at least during making of the sections at least a part of the relatively soft parts of the structure is provided with a layer of contrast agent with an absorption coefficient for the radiation differing substantially from that of the relatively soft parts.10-18-2012
20120265496Ethnic-Specific Orthopaedic Implants and Custom Cutting Jigs - An orthopedic implant comprising: (a) a distal femoral component comprising a first condyle bearing surface having a first profile comprising at least three consecutive arcs of curvature; and (b) a proximal tibial component comprising a first condyle bearing surface having a second profile comprising at least three parallel arcs of curvature. The disclosure also includes a method of designing and fabricating an orthopedic implant, the method comprising: (a) evaluating images of distal femurs of a particular ethnicity to extract common shape features exhibited across an ethnicity that are unique to the ethnicity to create an ethnic specific template; (b) designing a distal femoral component comprising a first condyle surface using the ethnic specific template; and, (c) fabricating a distal femoral component embodying the first condyle surface.10-18-2012
20120265498System for Supporting Robot Hardware Design and Method Thereof - The present invention relates to a system and a method for supporting robotic hardware design, and the method comprises: loading a template which has information on the mechanical structure, operating mechanism, power transmission and motion data of robot modules; modifying the information for use in a simulator for further designing the robot modules; analyzing the behavior of each robot module according to respective motion data; applying the resulting data to modify each robot module according to simulation API; and controlling the selection/combination of robot parts for simulator assembly according to API and the resulting templates, databases on which robot parts are required and databases for information on selection/combination of robot parts and assembly of each robot module. The above system and method provide an optimal way to design robot hardware and reduce the time required for robot hardware design.10-18-2012
20120330619DYNAMIC CONNECTION VISUALIZATION IN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN PACKAGE - In a disclosed example, nets are used to represent connections between elements on different pages of an electronic drawing in a software package for computer aided drawings. Previews for these connections are automatically generated, such as during an automated inventory of the electronic drawing. The automatically-generated connection previews are stored in memory, such as in a preview database, for subsequent recall and display. The user may select a net to recall and display the previously generated connection preview. The user may then select the displayed preview to be added to a dynamic workspace, such as by clicking on the connection preview using a pointing device. Elements and connections added to the dynamic workspace are fully editable from the dynamic workspace. Any changes made in the dynamic workspace are updated to the pages containing the changed elements.12-27-2012
20120323536Methods and systems for applying mass scaling in finite element analysis - Methods and systems for applying mass scaling in finite element analysis is described. Elements with a critical time step smaller than a user desired time step are identified. Out of these elements, elements located in a particular region requiring realistic simulated dynamic responses are processed with selective mass scaling and the rest are processed with regular mass scaling. Selective mass scaling requires more computation but can better preserve dynamic structural characteristics. The aforementioned method is referred to as a mixed mode mass scaling. Mixed mode mass scaling allows engineering simulation to be conducted within a reasonable turnaround time, because only a portion of the FEA model is subjected to more computation intensive selective mass scaling. Selective mass scaling technique includes reducing effects caused in three translational and three rotational rigid body modes of shell element.12-20-2012
20120323535Quantification of Structure Fitness Enabling Evaluation and Comparison of Structure Designs - System and methods for evaluating and coordinating the design and implementation of a structure is disclosed. The system includes an attributes engine, configured to receive design data for a structure; quantify a plurality of measures of various attributes of the structure based on the design data; from the quantified plurality of measures of various attributes of the structure, determine a structure fitness function, F, whereby:12-20-2012
20120323534METHOD OF PLACING A TOTAL STATION IN A BUILDING - A method for locating a position determining device in an interior construction site of a building to provide line-of-sight access to a plurality of construction points in the interior construction site, includes accessing a three-dimensional model of the site by a computer system, the model including coordinates of construction points in the site to be located with a position determining device. The method further includes determining a location for placing a position determining device by the computer system, in which no obstructions at the site preclude line-of-sight access by the position determining device to the plurality of construction points. The method may further include receiving spatial data by the computer system, and deriving the three dimensional model by the computer system based upon the spatial data. The position determining device may comprise a robotic total station or other such device. The method is implemented on a computer system. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium has computer-readable instructions embodied thereon which, when executed, cause the computer system to implement the method.12-20-2012
20090319234Protein structure analysis method, protein structure analyzing instrument, program and recording medium - This invention fragments ions ionized by an electro-spray ionization method or the like for a target protein whose three-dimensional structure is to be predicted, to fragment ions by a hexapole CID method or the like, and measures a fragmentation spectrum. The present invention determines fragment ion assignment information on an amino acid sequence of the target protein based on the measured fragmentation spectrum. The present invention specifies a region of the amino acid sequence of the target protein in which region the ions are dissociated to the fragment ions according to the determined fragment ion assignment information, and determines easily cleavable domain information on the amino acid sequence of the target protein according to the specified region. The present invention predicts the three-dimensional structure of the target protein. The present invention outputs predicted three-dimensional structure prediction data and the determined easily cleavable domain information while making them correspond to each other.12-24-2009
20120271598METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING THE VIBRATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A STRUCTURE - A structural optimization engine generates a response profile based on a vibrational analysis of a three-dimensional (3D) structure. The structural optimization engine determines whether the 3D structure complies with one or more design goals set for the 3D structure based on the response profile. When the 3D structure does not comply with the design goals, the structural optimization engine retrieves dependency data from a structure database. The dependency data indicates various dependencies between response characteristics included in the response profile and specific regions of the 3D model. Based on the dependency data, the structural optimization engine determines structural modifications that can be made to the 3D structure to bring the 3D structure into compliance with the design goals. A multi-axis computer-aided manufacturing unit then makes the structural modifications to the 3D structure.10-25-2012
20110231162System and Method for Generating Enhanced Density Distribution in a Three Dimenional Model of a Structure for Use in Skeletal Assessment Using a Limited Number of Two-Dimensional Views - A method of generating a density enhanced model of an object is described. The method includes generating a customized a model of an object using a pre-defined set of models in combination with at least one projection image of the object, where the customized model is formed of a plurality of volume elements including density information. A density map is generated by relating a synthesized projection image of the customized model to an actual projection image of the object. Gains from the density map are back-projected into the customized model to provide a density enhanced customized model of the object. Because the density map is calculated using information from the synthesized projection image in combination with actual projection images of the structure, it has been shown to provide spatial geometry and volumetric density results comparable to those of QCT but with reduced patient exposure, equipment cost and examination time.09-22-2011
20110238386Reversible-Orientation Joint - Embodiments of the invention may be used for the design or simulation of articulated assemblies to transform the definitions of the joints they comprise by reversing their orientations. That is, to a method for defining in software a representation of a physical joint which is oriented, that is, one which designates one joined segment to be the reference and one joined segment to be mobile, such that the joint can be transformed into a joint with comparable behavioral properties and constraints, but with the reverse relationship of reference and mobile segments.09-29-2011
20110238385System and Method for Constraining Curves in a CAD System - A CAD system, method, and computer readable medium. A method includes receiving a graphic model and a selection of a symmetric constraint. The method includes receiving a selection of first and second curves of the graphic model, the selections indicating respective points on the first and second curves. The method includes determining a user's intent and applying a symmetric constraint between the first and second curves according to the user's intent. The method includes storing and displaying graphic model.09-29-2011
20110238384ADVANCING LAYER SURFACE GRID GENERATION - A method of generating a grid on a surface comprises the steps of forming a layer curve along the surface, forming a plurality of points along the layer curve and extending a tangent vector from each one of the most recently formed points. The method may further comprise forming a set of additional points on the surface at a step distance from corresponding ones of the most recently formed points. The set of additional points may be interconnected to form an additional layer curve. The set of additional points may be connected with the corresponding ones of the most recently formed points to form a layer of quadrilateral faces wherein each one of the faces comprises a column. The growth of a column may be terminated upon an aspect ratio of the face in the column exceeding a predetermined value. The steps of extending tangent vectors, forming the set of additional points and forming an additional layer curve may be iteratively repeated until each one of the columns is terminated.09-29-2011
20120278045MANAGEMENT COMPUTER, COMPUTER SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ALLOCATING PLAN FOR IT EQUIPMENT - There are a large number of operation workload reallocating plans, but in terms of a required calculation resource, it is undesirable to, in each case, derive power consumption required for a cooling apparatus, select and control operation workload deployment for minimizing a total value of the derived power consumption and server power. The present invention derives a rule about the IT workload allocation in advance from configuration information (static information) including position information of facilities including an air conditioner of the data center and the IT equipment items, changes priority of an applied rule on the basis of dynamic information including ambient temperature, and changes the IT workload allocation, thereby reducing the power consumption of the air conditioner.11-01-2012
20120278048METHOD FOR PREDICTING MODAL DAMPING RATIO OF COMPOSITE HEAD - A prediction method according to the present invention is a method for predicting a modal damping ratio of a composite head including two or more kinds of materials including a first material and a second material. The method includes the steps of: presuming at least a coefficient Px of a generalized Maxwell model M1 in the first material using a known material damping ratio ζ1; obtaining a calculation model of the head using the generalized Maxwell model M1; and calculating the modal damping ratio of the head based on analysis of the head using the calculation model. Preferably, the Maxwell model is further used also for the second material. Preferably, the method further includes the step of presuming a coefficient Py of a generalized Maxwell model M2 in the second material using a known material damping ratio ζ2.11-01-2012
20120278047VISUAL BOOKMARKS FOR HOME AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN - Systems, methods, and computer program products for use in generating a home design layout are described. The method includes receiving a request to generate a visual bookmark for a home design product based on a selection of the home design product from a website and extracting information about the home design product from the website. The method also includes categorizing the home design product based on the information and generating the visual bookmark for the home design product, the visual bookmark comprising an image of the home design product and information related to the home design product.11-01-2012
20120278046INTERACTIVE CONFIGURATION-MANAGEMENT-BASED DIAGRAMMING TOOL - Product data management systems, methods, and mediums. A method includes receiving PDM model and applying a template to the model. The method includes creating a description file based on the application of the template to the model. The method includes transferring the description file to a diagramming application. A diagram corresponding to the description file is created.11-01-2012
20110264416METHOD FOR INPUTTING A SPATIAL LAYOUT OF PRODUCTION DEVICES TO A COMPUTER-AIDED PLANNING PROGRAM AND FOR OPTIMIZING THE LATTER - In a factory planning method, provision is made for the models (10-27-2011
20110251831METHOD OF PROCESSING A DIGITIZED WORKPIECE, PARTICULARLY A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF A DENTAL PROSTHETIC ITEM TO BE PRODUCED THEREFROM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - In a method of processing a digitized workpiece (10-13-2011
20120089377IMAGING PROCEDURE PLANNING - A method includes generating with a processor (04-12-2012
20120089376APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAPPING AND VISUALIZING TIME-SERIES INFORMATION TO 3D SPATIAL MODEL - The method includes generating a 3D facility model for time-series information mapping using a 3D facility model, receiving input information on a desired time-series information type and a time-series information showing method, retrieving time-series information required to be visualized on the basis of the input information on the time-series information type and the time-series information showing method, mapping the retrieved time-series information to the generated 3D facility model according to the input time-series information showing method, and integratedly visualizing the 3D facility model and the time-series information mapped to the 3D facility model. When the apparatus and method are used, household-specific time-series information is precisely mapped and visualized to the corresponding 3D positions of a 3D spatial model, so that the time-series information in a 3D virtual city model can be integratedly visualized.04-12-2012
20120089375SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING LOCAL ACCELERATIONS, DYNAMIC LOAD DISTRIBUTIONS AND AERODYNAMIC DATA IN AN AIRCRAFT - A method and a system for the integrated determination of aerodynamic data, dynamic load distributions and local accelerations in an aircraft, in particular in an airplane, in flight. Sensors for directly and indirectly detecting aerodynamic parameters, local acceleration and/or structural loads of the aircraft are provided at the aircraft. A calculation unit, which is provided within the aircraft or at the ground station, calculates based on a non-linear simulation model of the aircraft the aerodynamic data, local accelerations and dynamic load distributions of the aircraft depending on the detected aerodynamic parameters of the aircraft. The calculation may take place in real time.04-12-2012
20120089374PASSIVE ASSOCIATIVITY IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) MODELING - A method, system, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer-readable storage medium provide the ability to edit surface objects in a surface modeler. A dependent surface object (that is dependent on one or more input objects) having one or more properties is obtained. First user input is received that indicates that a surface associativity for the dependent surface object is off. In response to the receiving, an association between the dependent surface object and the one or more input objects is maintained. The association is used to expose the one or more properties of the dependent surface object. The properties are then displayed for editing by the user.04-12-2012
20110276315System and Method for Identifying Under-Defined Geometries Due to Singular Constraint Schemes - Systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying under-defined geometries due to singular constraint schemes. A method includes receiving a CAD model having a plurality of geometries and determining the degrees of freedom for each of the geometries. The method includes identifying a number of constraints on each of the geometries and identifying any of the geometries that are under-defined and any of the geometries that are well-defined. The method includes identifying any of the under-defined geometries that are under-defined due to singular (UDS) and storing a UDS indicator for each of the geometries identified as UDS. The method can include identifying geometries computed from these UDS geometries (CFS) and storing a CFS indicator for each of the geometries identified as CFS.11-10-2011
20110276314Method for Calculating The Sphericity of a Structure - Sphericity of a structure can be determined using the technology described herein. A system for determining sphericity can include a computer processor configured to compute a covariance matrix for a three dimensional model of a structure. The processor can be configured to calculate a sphericity of the structure using the covariance matrix and a long-axis vector associated with a long axis of the modeled structure. In certain embodiments, the processor can be configured to compute the sphericity as a ratio between a determinant of the covariance matrix and a cubed extent of the model in the long-axis direction. Certain embodiments can include an imaging device, such as an ultrasound scanner, for example, configured to capture an image of the structure and obtain a model of the structure. Certain embodiments can include a user interface configured to allow a user to identify the long axis of the modeled structure.11-10-2011
20120330620System and Method for Simulating Machining Objects - A computer simulation of machining of an object by a motion of a tool is described. The object is represented by a boundary representation (BP) object, wherein the BP object includes a boundary representation of a surface of the object, wherein the motion is represented by a set of swept volumes, wherein the set of swept volumes includes a first set of implicit functions defining a surface of the set of swept volumes. The simulation includes determining a proxy object having a second set of implicit functions defining a surface of the proxy object; simulating the machining of the proxy object with the set of swept volumes to produce a machined proxy (MP) object having a third set of implicit functions defining a surface of the MP object; rendering an image of a Boolean intersection between the MP object and the BP object.12-27-2012
20120330625MULTI-MODE MULTIPLEXING USING STAGED COUPLING AND QUASI-PHASE-MATCHING - A mode-selective add/drop unit for a mode division de/multiplexing device includes an optical ADU waveguide adapted for coupling to an input optical waveguide. The optical ADU waveguide includes at least one region providing optical signal coupling between the ADU waveguide and a multi-mode waveguide; and, one or more phase matching regions for controlling a relative or absolute phase difference between an electromagnetic wave (EMW) carried in the ADU waveguide and the multi-mode waveguide. The mode-selective add/drop unit may further include a transition region connecting the coupling region and a phase matching region, wherein a shape of a transition region is governed by a polynomial function, exponential function, logarithmic function, trigonometric function or, any combination of these functions.12-27-2012
20120330621Computer-implemented land planning system and method with automated parking area design tools - A computer-implemented land planning system is designed to generate at least one conceptual fit solution to a user-defined land development problem. The system employs a computer readable medium and a computer program encoded on the medium. The computer program is operable, when executed on a computer, for electronically creating at least one candidate solution to the land development problem. The candidate solution incorporates engineering measurements applicable in development of an undeveloped land site, the land site including a conceptually designed vehicle parking area. A fitness function quantitatively evaluates the candidate solution based on its cost. A heuristic problem-solving strategy manipulates the engineering measurements of the candidate solution to achieve a more quantitatively fit solution to the land development problem. Documentation illustrating the fit solution to the land development problem is delivered to the user.12-27-2012
20120330624COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED LAND PLANNING SYSTEM AND METHOD DESIGNED TO GENERATE AT LEAST ONE CONCEPTUAL FIT SOLUTION TO A USER-DEFINED LAND DEVELOPMENT PROBLEM - A computer-implemented land planning system is designed to generate at least one conceptual fit solution to a user-defined land development problem. The system electronically creates at least one candidate solution to the land development problem. The candidate solution incorporates a number of engineering measurements applicable in development of an undeveloped land site. A fitness function quantitatively evaluates the candidate solution based on its fitness. A heuristic problem-solving strategy manipulates the engineering measurements of the candidate solution to achieve a more quantitatively fit solution to the land development problem. A computer output device outputs to a user documentation illustrating the fit solution to the land development problem.12-27-2012
20120330622SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR DELIVERING ELECTRICAL ENERGY TO TISSUE - A computer-assisted method can include defining a target volume of tissue activation to achieve a desired therapeutic effect for an identified anatomic region. At least one parameter can be computed for an electrode design as a function of the defined target volume of tissue activation. The computed at least one parameter can be stored in memory for the electrode design, which parameter can be utilized to construct an electrode.12-27-2012
20120330623MODELED PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR INFORMATION DELIVERY - Systems and methods for producing an access-controlled three-dimensional environment of a facility and its assets. A method performed by an environment management system (EMS) includes receiving, from a client system, user credentials, and validating the user credentials. The method includes retrieving user-specific data corresponding to the validated user credentials and transmitting three-dimensional (3D) environment data to the client system based on the validated user credentials and the user-specific data. The method includes receiving a request for information regarding an asset of the 3D environment data and determining additional environment data on an enterprise server system (ESS) that corresponds to the received request. The method includes transmitting, to the client system, a reference to the additional environment data on the ESS. The client system can then use the reference to retrieve the additional environment data from the ESS for display on the client system.12-27-2012
20110320175POWER SUPPLY ARCHITECTURE SYSTEM DESIGNER - A system may include a database configured to store information including characteristics of a plurality of components. The system may further include a server in communication with the database and configured to: receive design parameters indicative of a plurality of power supply loads to be powered; determine a plurality of power supply architectures that may be used to provide power supply solutions satisfying the plurality of loads, each power supply architecture including at least one position requiring a component configured to satisfy a load requirement; for each one of at least a subset of the plurality of power supply architectures, determine, based on the characteristics of the plurality of components, at least one component configured to satisfy the corresponding load requirement for each position of the one of the power supply architectures; and generate at least one power supply design in accordance with the power supply architectures and the determined components.12-29-2011
20120101783COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY CLASSIFYING ROOF ELEMENTS - A set of instructions stored on at least one computer readable medium for running on a computer system. The set of instructions includes instructions for identifying line segments of a roof that is preferably displayed within a geo-referenced image, instructions for determining three-dimensional information of the line segments including position, orientation and length of the line segments preferably utilizing the geo-referenced image, and instructions for classifying, automatically, at least one of the line segments as one of a plurality of predefined roof elements utilizing at least one of the relative position and orientation of the line segments.04-26-2012
20120290271DESIGNING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELED ASSEMBLY OF OBJECTS IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCENE - The invention is directed to a computer-implemented method for designing a three-dimensional modeled assembly of objects in a three-dimensional scene, wherein the method comprises the steps of: 11-15-2012
20120290270Designing A Staggered Pattern Of Objects In A Computer-Aided Design System - It is proposed a computer-implemented method for designing a staggered pattern of objects in a computer-aided design system, the method comprising the steps of: 11-15-2012
20120290269PRIORITIZATION OF THREE DIMENSIONAL DENTAL ELEMENTS - The present disclosure includes methods, systems, and devices for prioritization of three dimensional dental elements. One method for prioritizing three dimensional dental elements includes receiving a virtual initial dental data set (IDDS) of teeth having spatial information regarding the positions of a number of teeth in the virtual IDDS with respect to each other for presentation of the teeth in a virtual three dimensional space to be viewed on a user interface, setting prioritization values of a number of elements of one or more of the number of teeth, and prioritizing the number of elements to be selected by a user based upon their prioritization values.11-15-2012
20120290272GENERATING PATIENT SPECIFIC INSTRUMENTS FOR USE AS SURGICAL AIDS - Systems and methods are provided for generating patient specific instruments for use as surgical guides. A region of interest within a body of a patient is scanned to provide a three-dimensional model of the region of interest. A first user is allowed to position a model of a selected implant with the three-dimensional model of the region of interest via a graphical user interface. A patient specific instrument model is generated from a generic patient specific instrument model according to the position of the model of the selected implant within the three-dimensional model of the region of interest and the position of at least one extension of the model that is not visible to the first user. A patient specific instrument is fabricated according to the patient specific instrument model.11-15-2012
20100198565Feature-Based Translation System and Method - A system having a server having processing circuitry and an operation manager configured to compare source geometric data of each of a plurality of features in a source geometric model with target geometric data of respective features in a target geometric model, and operative to identify discrepancies in respective features therebetween. The server is configured to rectify discrepancies in a feature after generating the feature and prior to generating another feature among the plurality of features. The system further includes a communication link, at least one client communicating with the server over the communication link, and an interrupt interface provided by one of the at least one client and the server and operative to notify a user of the presence of an inability to automatically generate an accurate representation of a feature of the source geometric model in the target geometric model.08-05-2010
20100198563SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPONENT-BASED ARCHITECTURE DESIGN - Systems and methods are disclosed for performing component-based architecture design. In one example, a method includes accessing a database storing multiple pre-designed room components to automatically identify certain pre-designed room components that satisfy input criteria. Each of the pre-designed room components includes structural geometric data indicative of a three-dimensional (3D) model of a pre-designed room, embedded metadata indicative of at least one design policy associated with the pre-designed room, and construction drawing data that can be merged with that of other room components to create final construction drawings for a completed house design.08-05-2010
20100198562STRIPWISE CONSTRUCTION OF 3D CURVED SURFACES - A 3D structure approximating a 3D curved surface having non-zero Gaussian curvature over a portion of the surface. The structure is formed of a plurality of thin strips (08-05-2010
20100169059Layered Personalization - A computer system includes a three-dimensional model of an object such as a piece of jewelry. The model is divided into multiple layers, each of which contains one or more components of the object. Each layer is associated with one or more attribute types, each of which is associated with a corresponding plurality of possible attribute values. The system pre-renders each layer with each possible attribute type and each possible attribute value for that type and layer. The resulting layer renderings may be combined with each other to produce personalized renderings of the entire object without the need to pre-render all possible combinations of attribute values. Responsibility for rendering the layers and the final complete object personalization may be divided between client and server in a variety of ways to increase efficiency.07-01-2010
20100169053Method for creating weldment inspection documents - A method for creating a weldment inspection document for identifying a plurality of weldment zones in a part accesses a representation of the part and selects weld zones in the representation of the part. The weld zones are marked with indicia concerning the location of and other information regarding weldments in the weld zone. A plurality of these representations are stored in a document depicting a weldment inspection sequence for the part.07-01-2010
20100169054METHODS FOR ESTIMATING THE EFFECT OF VARIATIONS OF DESIGN VARIABLES ON THE WEIGHT OF AN AIRCRAFT COMPONENT - A method of designing an aircraft component formed by a number of elements (j), that includes a phase to estimate the effect of a variation of a design variable on the component weight comprising the following steps: a) providing the main primary structure basic data of the aircraft component and the Reserve Factors (RFij) associated to its design criteria (i); b) obtaining a breakdown of the component weight by said design criteria (i) using a fictitious weight (mefRFij) calculated taking into account the relative importance of their critical design criteria; c) obtaining the weight effect of a design variable variation, recalculating firstly the new Reserve Factors (RFij) using suitable functions for the variation of said Reserve Factors (RFij) vs. the variation of said design variable and, secondly, recalculating the component weight using suitable functions for the variation of the element (j) dimensions vs. the variation of said Reserve Factors (RFij).07-01-2010
20100169056METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF ELECTRONIC MODEL IMAGES - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide a distributed computing system delivering and manipulating electronic model images to end users. One aspect of the present invention includes a method for providing electronic delivery of electronic model images. The method generates one or more electronic model images, a portion of the electronic model images being generated from scanned electronic data of a physical object, stores the electronic model images within computer readable memory of a server-based computing system, delivers the electronic model images to a remote client computer over a distributed communications network, manipulates the electronic model images upon the remote client computer, and performs analysis and a course of action using the manipulated electronic model images. The electronic model images comprise in part a polygonal mesh representation of the physical object.07-01-2010
20130013263GRADING METHOD UTILIZING FLOW GRADE SOLUTION - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to create a flow-grade solution. In a computer application, a curve from which a slope is to be projected and an elevation field depth buffer, that provides a 2D array with one element for each coordinate, are defined. A slope angle for the slope is specified. As grading shapes are rendered, by sweeping a cone with the slope angle along the curve, a grid is used to capture, into the buffer, an elevation for each vertex of the grid. A flow grade solution represented by the field depth buffer is thus obtained. The flow grade solution includes a path of steepest slope (determined from the elevations stored in the buffer) from any given location in the grid.01-10-2013
20100131245VARIABLE STIFFNESS STEM FOR PROSTHETIC IMPLANTS - A method for forming an implant for a bone comprises the step (05-27-2010
20120150494ORTHODONTIC ALIGNER FABRICATION BY OVERLAY METHOD - The orthodontic alignment of misaligned teeth includes preparing a digital and/or physical overlay model which is the superimposed positioning of the patient's original misaligned dentition with the target or final position. The superimposition of one upon the other creates an open space through which teeth may move in a natural manner, allowing for a treatment plan that takes into account the physical interaction of one tooth with another or the differences in tooth movement rates due in part to differences in underlying bone density or the like. An aligner tray fabricated using the model will likewise represent the before and after tooth positions and will also have the open space to allow tooth movement. Force exerting structures are preferably placed into the aligner tray to impinge upon the patient's teeth in a prescribed manner when the aligner tray is inserted into the patient's oral cavity.06-14-2012
20130018634APPARATUS AND METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY EXTRACTING SWEEP/EXTRUDE/REVOLVE FEATURE SHAPE FROM ATYPICAL DIGITAL DATAAANM BAE; Seock HoonAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP BAE; Seock Hoon Seoul KRAANM LEE; Dong HoonAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP LEE; Dong Hoon Seoul KRAANM CHO; Sung WookAACI BucheonAACO KRAAGP CHO; Sung Wook Bucheon KRAANM YANG; Chang YoonAACI Sungnam CityAACO KRAAGP YANG; Chang Yoon Sungnam City KRAANM CHUNG; Kang HoonAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP CHUNG; Kang Hoon Seongnam-si KR - Provided is an apparatus and method of automatically extracting a sweep/extrude/revolve feature shape from atypical digital data, including a scanner which scans a 3D object so as to provide 3D scan data indicating a shape of the 3D object, and a computing device which extracts a feature shape from a collection of the 3D scan data collected from the scanner, wherein the computing device includes an extracting means for extracting multiple points from the collection of the 3D scan data and producing initial section from the extracted multiple points; an aligning means for aligning the sections so that shapes of the sections are coincided with each other; a compensating means for forming an initial path, generating an initial profile and then compensating the path; and a modeling means for performing a modeling function using the compensated path and profile.01-17-2013
20130018635SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL MOLECULAR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS - The present invention relates to methods and systems for the accurate prediction of nucleic acid, e.g., RNA and DNA, and other macromolecular and biomolecular three-dimensional structure from sequence and constraint information.01-17-2013
20110161058METHOD, SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CREATING A PROSTHESIS SOCKET - An apparatus, system, method and computer program for a user (06-30-2011
20110161057METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPTIMISING THE DESIGN OF AERODYNAMIC SURFACES - Methods and systems for optimising the design of aerodynamic surfaces. They include in the design process of the aerodynamic surface of a body (06-30-2011
20110161056SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CREATING A 3-D REPLICA OF A BODY STRUCTURE - A system and method for creating a 3-D replica of a portion of a body structure is disclosed. The 3-D replica can have the exact size and shape of the region of interest (ROI). The system contains hardware and software that allows for the collection of 2-D scan images of the ROI, the refinement and conversion of the 2-D images into 3-D images, and the calculation of the 3-D images into a condition that is optimal for 3-D printing. The system and method also provides for the creation of a movie of the 3-D images that can be stored in a database for future access and/or distribution.06-30-2011
20110161055SPACE SOLUTION SEARCH - A statistical approach can be used to efficiently supply an initial population that provides a good global description of a design space. The SI based simulation can then find a global best design within a reduced number of simulations. The statistical approach can be utilized to determine a plurality of potential best and worst case designs from a design space. The plurality of potential best and worst case designs from the design space seed or prime a SI based simulation. The best case designs are based on design parameters than can be controlled. The worst case designs are based on design parameters than cannot be controlled due. SI based simulations can then be run on the best case designs with respect to the worst case designs to determine probability of failure of the best case design.06-30-2011
20110161054Systems And Methods For Computer Aided Inventing - Methods and systems are provided for a systematic approach to computer aided inventing. In a modeling environment, a model representing any item, composition or process can be defined and configured using the lexicon and specification of an innovation database. In the model, objects can be identified, defined, and configured to provide the model with constituent products, components, features and materials. An innovation engine automatically applies one or more morphs from the innovation database to the objects of the model to generate morphed versions of the model that may provide innovations of or inventions to the item, composition or process represented by the model.06-30-2011
20130024165METHOD FOR DESIGNING STANDARDISED REPAIR KITS FOR AN AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE - A method for designing repair kits for a predefined area of the external/internal structure of an aircraft, the repair kits each including an external/internal structural part having predefined shape and size, suitable for being placed within the existing external/internal structure, instead of an equivalent shape including a damaged area, which can be removed or not, the method including creating a range of standardised repair kits, optimized according to an estimate of the most likely types of accidental damage in the studied area.01-24-2013
20130173224METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HELICOPTER ROTOR BLADE BALANCING - Methods and systems for balancing helicopter rotor blades are disclosed. In some examples, density data of a rotor blade may be acquired by scanning the rotor blade. In some examples, a three-dimensional model of a rotor blade may be merged with density data of the rotor blade. In some examples, simulations may be performed to predict flight data associated with a modeled rotor blade. In some examples, a database may be referenced to predict a desired weight balance of a rotor blade.07-04-2013
20130173225METHOD FOR SAMPLING MESH MODELS AND APPARATUS FOR SAMPLING MESH MODELS - Common 2D or 3D mesh models comprise redundancy in the form of symmetries, such as repetitive structures. For complexity reduction, the redundant structures must be detected. An improved method for sampling mesh models comprises sampling the model (07-04-2013
20130173226GARMENT MODELING SIMULATION SYSTEM AND PROCESS - The present invention is directed to a system and method of simulating modeling a garment, comprising the steps of providing a dictionary having a plurality of two dimensional figure frameworks, the plurality of two dimensional figure frameworks comprising varying body characteristics and measurements, with each of the two dimensional figure frameworks comprising an image and body reference data. The system providing a garment database comprising images and pairing data for a plurality of garments. It receives a user image and a garment selection and selects a two dimensional figure framework in response to user input and garment selection. It renders a three dimensional user model from the user image and the selected two dimensional figure framework to form a user model. It overlays and scales the selected garment on the user model, whereby the user model simulates the user wearing the selected garment.07-04-2013
20130173227THERMAL POWERLINE RATING AND CLEARANCE ANALYSIS USING LOCAL THERMAL SENSOR - A method for modeling of an overhead electrical conductor, includes: collecting 3-dimensional location data of the conductor; substantially simultaneous with said collecting, acquiring a thermal measurement of the conductor with a local thermal sensor; and generating a CAD model of the conductor using the collected 3-dimensional location data of the conductor and the thermal measurement of the conductor. The CAD model facilitates thermal line analysis of the conductor, thermal rating of a power line that includes the conductor, clearance analysis relative to the conductor, and vegetation management relative to the conductor. Apparatus for determining temperature of the overhead electrical conductor, includes: a local thermal sensor that acquires thermal measurements of the conductor; and a data processor that extracts thermal readings from the thermal measurement, and processes the thermal readings and remotely collected 3-dimensional location data of the conductor to determine the temperature of the conductor.07-04-2013
20130173228METHOD OF DESIGNING A SURGICAL KIT FOR CARTILAGE REPAIR IN A JOINT - A design system for a surgical kit includes surgical tools and an implant. The design system includes the basic blocks of: I. Determining physical parameters for cartilage damage in a joint; II. Generating design parameters of a medical implant; and III. Generating design parameters of a set of tools for implanting the implant.07-04-2013
20130173229COMPUTER AIDED MODELING - A solution is introduced in which, instead of providing an object with all information, some of the information is provided by means of one or more group definitions. This is achieved by performing a grouping operation during which an object having object data defining at least one property of the object is assigned to a group having at least one group definition defining at least one feature shared by objects assigned to the group; and storing as mapping information a grouping time indicating the time the grouping operation was performed to the object and a link between the object and the group.07-04-2013
20090012753METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING JOINT PRESS SET FOR USE WITH A PLURALITY OF BALL JOINTS - A method and article for designing dual-mode adapters in a joint press kit. A plurality of ball joints for use with the adapters are selected. An adapter design is created by defining a first variable representative of a physical characteristic of the adapter design; defining a second variable representing a quantity of ball joints that are not compatible with the adapter design in a second operational mode; generating data sets including the first and second variables; and utilizing the data sets to determine a value for a characteristic of the adapter.01-08-2009
20080243447Method for Gradually Modifying Lithologic Facies Proportions of a Geological Model - Method for gradually modifying a geological model representative of an underground reservoir so as to respect fixed average proportions of these lithologic facies.10-02-2008
20080243445BRIDGE INFORMATION MODELING - Systems, methods, and computer-storage media are provided that allow data from different sources and aspects of bridge design and construction to be merged into a common bridge information model. The bridge information model may include geometric, structural, survey, and construction information associated with a bridge-development project. The bridge information model may be stored as data objects in a relational data structure. Each data object may represent a bridge structure element and include metadata and attributes describing the bridge structure element.10-02-2008
20080243444Method of predicting and communicating the performance of an installed building component based on the transient hygrothermal behavior of the component - A method of predicting and communicating transient hygrothermal behavior of an installed building component in a building wherein an interior environment of the building is materially affected by an environment exterior of the building, includes: defining a performance characteristic of the building component that is affected by transient hygrothermal behavior of the building component; defining exterior and interior climatic factors that affect the defined performance characteristic wherein the interior climatic factors are a function of the exterior climatic factors; and defining one or more non-climatic factors that affect the defined performance characteristic. Inputting these factors into a transient hygrothermal simulation software program to create a software model for performing simulations which predict changes in the defined performance characteristic, as a function of time, that are compared with a threshold performance characteristic value, to provide a user guide.10-02-2008
20090006040Systems and Methods for Representing Protein Binding Sites and Identifying Molecules with Biological Activity - The present invention relates to systems and methods for representing target protein binding sites and for docking fragment molecules and structurally modified fragment molecules to target protein binding sites. The systems and methods are useful for designing active molecules in drug discovery. Methods of this invention can be implemented in a computer system and may be embodied as computer code in a computer readable medium.01-01-2009
20100088072SUPPORTING APPARATUS, DESIGN SUPPORTING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A method and system of supporting design includes extracting basic shape data associated with CAD model data, extracting know-how data associated with the basic shape data, and associating the model data and the know-how data with each other and setting a degree of association between the model data and the know-how data.04-08-2010
20090276191Method And Apparatus For Integrated Circuit Design Model Performance Evaluation Using Basic Block Vector Clustering And Fly-By Vector Clustering - A test system or simulator includes an enhanced IC test application sampling software program that executes test application software on a semiconductor die IC design model. The enhanced test application sampling software may include trace, simulation point, CPI error, clustering, instruction budgeting, and other programs. The enhanced test application sampling software generates basic block vectors (BBVs) and fly-by vectors (FBVs) from instruction trace analysis of test application software workloads. The enhanced test application sampling software utilizes the microarchitecture dependent information to generate the FBVs to select representative instruction intervals from the test application software. The enhanced test application sampling software generates a reduced representative test application software program from the BBV and FBV data utilizing a global instruction budgeting analysis method. Designers use the test system with enhanced test application sampling software to evaluate IC design models by using the representative test application software program.11-05-2009
20080234991CUSTOMIZING OF COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN MODELS - A CAD model customized, which represents a mechanical design of an artifact comprising a set of parts with respective dimensions. A configuration model defines an exhaustive range of ways to customize the CAD model by changing a subset the dimensions. A model translation module is arranged to convert the configuration model into: (i) a CSP representing all possible customizations defined by the configuration model, the CSP is defined by: (a) set of integer variables, wherein each variable may attain a finite number of different values, and (b) a set of constraints restricting which variable values that are simultaneously possible for the variables, (ii) a set of CSP variable-dimension pairs, and (iii) a set of CSP variable-parameter pairs. A configuration engine is arranged to: calculate a solution to the CSP, which solution is optimal with respect to a value assigned to each variable in the CSP relative to a predefined optimizing criterion, and assign a parameter value for each CSP variable-parameter pair, the allocated parameter value corresponding to the value assigned to the CSP variable in the optimal solution. A CAD interface is arranged to assign a dimension in the CAD model for each CSP variable-dimension pair, where the assigned dimension corresponds to a value assigned to the CSP variable in the optimal solution.09-25-2008
20080234990COMPUTATION OF MULTIPLE BODY INTERACTIONS - Distributed computation of multiple body interactions in a region uses multiple processing modules, where each of the processing modules is associated with a respective corresponding portion of the region. In some examples, the approach includes establishing multiple coordinate frames of reference, each processing module corresponding to one the coordinate frames of reference. In some examples, efficient techniques are used for selecting elements for computation of interactions according at least in part to a separation-based criterion.09-25-2008
20080234989DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM, SUPPORT METHOD AND SUPPORT PROGRAM OF RESIN MOLDED ARTICLE - To quick and accurately predict filling behavior at the time of injecting resin of thermosets molded articles having a complex obstacle. A model creation portion includes a space/obstacle separation model creation portion and a space/obstacle combination model creation portion. The space/obstacle combination model creation portion handles, as porous media, an obstacle in which narrow spaces are regularly arranged. A thermosets flow analysis portion includes a space/obstacle separation analysis portion and a space/obstacle combination analysis portion, and each of them has a viscosity equation for thermosets. The space/obstacle separation analysis portion analyzes by combining the viscosity equation with conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy, and the space/obstacle combination analysis portion analyzes by combining the viscosity equation with a conservation equation directed to a shape simplified as porous media. Resin flow behavior is analyzed while data in an interface between a space/obstacle separation model and a space/obstacle combination model is delivered to each other.09-25-2008
20080234988UPSCALING MULTIPLE GEOLOGICAL MODELS FOR FLOW SIMULATION - A method, system and machine-readable medium encoded with machine-executable instructions for creating an ensemble of estimated upscaled reservoir models from fine-scale geological models of the subsurface region to produce coarse-scale models of the subsurface region, the method includes computing coarse-scale attributes for a plurality of realizations, numerically simulating coarse-scale properties for a subset of the plurality of realizations, generating calibration data based on the numerically simulated coarse-scale properties and corresponding coarse-scale attributes, and estimating coarse-scale properties for a plurality of realizations, wherein the estimating is done using a statistical procedure and is calibrated using the calibration data to produce coarse-scale properties of an ensemble of upscaled models.09-25-2008
20110264412Part Design Using a Context-Free Grammar - The invention relates to a computer implemented method for designing a part modeled by using a seed structure of a context-free grammar, a set of rules of the grammar, at least two design features, each design feature being defined by at least one rule of the set, a priority order between the design features determined by the seed structure and the set of rules. The method comprises the steps of displaying a representation of the part in a graphical user interface according to the priority order, modifying the priority order between said two design features by modifying the set of rules, displaying a representation of the part according to the modified priority order.10-27-2011
20110264414METHOD FOR DETERMINING ABSOLUTE LAYOUT PARAMETERS OF OBJECTS, ASSOCIATED COMPUTER PROGRAMME AND CONTROL INSTALLATION - This method comprises the following steps: the obtaining (10-27-2011
20080221843System and Method for Cost-Effective, High-Fidelity 3D-Modeling of Large-Scale Urban Environments - A method, a system, and a program for high-fidelity three-dimensional modeling of a large-scale urban environment, performing the following steps: 09-11-2008
20080221842Computerized Method and System for Designing an Aerodynamic Focusing Lens Stack - A computerized method and system for designing an aerodynamic focusing lens stack, using input from a designer related to, for example, particle size range to be considered, characteristics of the gas to be flowed through the system, the upstream temperature and pressure at the top of a first focusing lens, the flow rate through the aerodynamic focusing lens stack equivalent at atmosphere pressure; and a Stokes number range. Based on the design parameters, the method and system determines the total number of focusing lenses and their respective orifice diameters required to focus the particle size range to be considered, by first calculating for the orifice diameter of the first focusing lens in the Stokes formula, and then using that value to determine, in iterative fashion, intermediate flow values which are themselves used to determine the orifice diameters of each succeeding focusing lens in the stack design, with the results being output to a designer. In addition, the Reynolds numbers associated with each focusing lens as well as exit nozzle size may also be determined to enhance the stack design.09-11-2008
20080221841METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIA - According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method comprises an extracting an interference existing between parts of a three-dimension CAD model from data of the three-dimension CAD model, modifying a shape of an interfering part based on the extracted interference, and creating a modified model having no interference based on the modified shape of the interfering part.09-11-2008
20080221840MULTI-REPRESENTATIONAL MODEL HAVING TWO OR MORE MODELS OF A MECHANICAL OBJECT - Apparatuses and methods for automating the generation of additional different models of a mechanical object from a first model by logically partitioning the different models based on parameters that are specific to the particular model being generated. All of the models are independent representations of the same mechanical object, and may represent the design of the mechanical object in different phases of the manufacturing process, for example, the conceptual design, the as-cast design, and the as-machined design. In one embodiment, upon receiving a selection of a feature for the first conceptual model from a user, the apparatus and method can automatically calculate the corresponding contributions for each of the different models. The corresponding contributions can be automatically calculated based on modeling parameters that are specific to the type of model that is to be automatically generated.09-11-2008
20080221839Annular sealing assembly for insertion between two mechanical members in relative motion, in particular a linear reciprocating motion, as a rod and the relative guiding seat of a mono-tube shock-adsorber - A method of improving a 2D or 3D multiblock-structured mesh of an object that moves through a fluid medium, such as an aircraft, which is used in the design of said object in connection with a defined analytical scheme, said mesh having being generated with rectangular (2D) or hexahedral (3D) blocks under constrains that may cause that the mesh include irregular blocks (09-11-2008
20130179125METHOD OF REDUCING ERRORS WHEN CALCULATING SHAPE ANNEALING FUNCTION (SAF) OF EX-CORE DETECTOR OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - A method of reducing errors when calculating a shape annealing function (SAF) of an ex-core detector of a nuclear power plant is provided. The method comprises 3-dimensionally modeling elements of the nuclear power plant comprising a nuclear reactor core, an ex-core detector disposed in a nuclear reactor cavity, and nuclear reactor structures arranged between the nuclear reactor core and the ex-core detector; predicting an arrival position for emitted neutrons, by using a Monte Carlo method when a neutron source arranged at the ex-core detector and neutrons emitted towards the nuclear reactor core, the predicted arrival position indicating where the emitted neutron will arrive at the nuclear reactor core; and producing an SAF based on a correlation between the neutron source arranged at the ex-core detector and the predicted arrival position of the neutrons.07-11-2013
20130179126COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR DIGITALLY DESIGNING A DENTAL RESTORATION AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - Computer-implemented method for digitally designing a dental restoration for a rest tooth, wherein the rest tooth is described by data of the rest tooth and wherein a tooth template is described by data of the tooth template, the method comprising automatically deforming the tooth template by means of Laplacian surface deformation such that a prepared part of the rest tooth is covered by a portion of the tooth template, wherein the Laplacian surface deformation comprises automatically generating a line which is going through a point, such as a vertex or a point inside a polygonal of a mesh, on the surface of the rest tooth or the tooth template and which is directed along the normal direction at said point; when the line intersects with the tooth template and with the surface of the rest tooth, automatically choosing the intersection point of the line with the tooth template as handle and the intersection point with the surface of the rest tooth as target; and automatically deforming the tooth template. Further, the invention is related to a computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions, which when executed by a processor, are adapted to perform the method steps of the inventive computer-implemented method.07-11-2013
20120253751Method, tool, and device for assembling a plurality of partial floor plans into a combined floor plan - A method, tool, and device for assembling a plurality of partial floor plans into a combined floor plan by means of an electronic device. The method involves positioning partial floor plans relatively one to another, pairing substantially aligned walls, and computing modified partial floor plans that can be assembled into a combined floor plan.10-04-2012
20130138400METHOD FOR MODELING BIOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF AN EYE - Systems and methods are provided for predicting the results of a therapeutic intervention to an eye. An imaging system is configured to provide image data representing at least a portion of the eye of the patient. An input device is configured to permit a user to design a proposed therapeutic intervention for the eye of the patient. A finite element modeling component is configured to generate a finite element model representing the condition of the eye of the patient after the proposed therapeutic intervention according to the image data, the proposed therapeutic intervention, and at least one biomechanical property of tissue comprising the eye. The generated model is constructed as to have no a priori restraints on the motion of the corneal limbus. A display is configured to display the generated model to the user.05-30-2013
20130090892Method of selecting a plastic - A plastic may be selected for a thin web application by finite element analysis of the part including the properties, including Poission's ratio of potential polymers from which the part may be made and subjecting the computer model of the part to loads to determine the deflection of the part under a specified series of loads or when the part breaks or subjecting the part to a number of use cycles to determine when the part fails. The process is iteratively repeated for each plastic and the results are compared to select a preferred plastic for the part.04-11-2013
20130090897DESIGN SUPPORT APPARATUS, METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A design support apparatus includes a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the processor executes a process that includes acquiring first CAD data that indicates a part model that models a part, extracting characteristics of the part model from a plurality of outermost planes of the part model on a plane-by-plane basis, the part model being indicated by the first CAD data, and determining, in the case where the characteristics extracted by the extracting satisfy a certain condition, an outermost plane corresponding to the characteristics as a surface of the part to be mounted on a printed board that is modeled by a printed board model indicated by second CAD data.04-11-2013
20130090898COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED LAND PLANNING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer-implemented land planning system is designed to generate at least one conceptual fit solution to a user-defined land development problem. The system electronically creates at least one candidate solution to the land development problem. The candidate solution incorporates a number of engineering measurements applicable in development of an undeveloped land site. A fitness function quantitatively evaluates the candidate solution based on its fitness. A heuristic problem-solving strategy manipulates the engineering measurements of the candidate solution to achieve a more quantitatively fit solution to the land development problem. A computer output device outputs to a user documentation illustrating the fit solution to the land development problem.04-11-2013
20130090894SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTER-AIDED USER-SPECIFIC DESIGN - A system and a method for designing a unique product based on a computer aided design system and a parametric design tool, automatically preparing a product file, in accordance with the specific design created by the user, and sending a self designed product for manufacturing is provided.04-11-2013
20130090896METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMAL STRUCTURE OF A HIGH-FREQUENCY SHIELD OF A HIGH-FREQUENCY ANTENNA OF A MAGNETIC RESONANCE ARRANGEMENT - A method determines an optimal structure of a high-frequency shield of a high-frequency antenna of a magnetic resonance arrangement. The high-frequency shield shields the high-frequency antenna from a gradient-coil arrangement. A three-dimensional initial structure of the high-frequency shield is defined in accordance with structural parameters and jointly with the high-frequency antenna, the gradient-coil arrangement, or both the high-frequency antenna and the gradient-coil arrangement. The structural parameters are optimized via an optimization method with respect to at least one optimization criterion.04-11-2013
20130090895DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY FOR MANIPULATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS - A system and associated methodology for manipulating three-dimensional objects that includes displaying at least one three-dimensional object in a scene on a display screen. One or more icons are then displayed on the display screen based on the location of the at least one three-dimensional object within the scene. Each icon corresponds to a different manipulating feature such that an icon selection is received and a corresponding manipulating feature is activated in response to the icon selection. The three-dimensional object is then manipulated based on the activated manipulating feature and the one or more manipulation icons are not displayed while the at least one three-dimensional object is being manipulated. The system and associated methodology provides a fast and efficient way of manipulating three-dimensional objects.04-11-2013
20130090893GENERATING CROSS SECTION FOR ROADWAY INFRASTRUCTURE MODELS - A method, system, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer-program product provides the ability to generate a cross section for a roadway infrastructure model. A cutting plane line is drawn on the roadway infrastructure model at an arbitrary location. Portions of the roadway infrastructure model that intersect the cutting plane line are determined. Solids are created at the intersections. A cross section is formed by slicing the one or more solids based on the cutting plane line. The cross section is displayed.04-11-2013
20130096886System and Method for Extracting Features from Data Having Spatial Coordinates - Systems and methods are provided for extracting various features from data having spatial coordinates. The systems and methods may identify and extract data points from a point cloud, where the data points are considered to be part of the ground surface, a building, or a wire (e.g. power lines). Systems and methods are also provided for extracting wires from a noisy environment, for separating buildings from attached vegetation, for reconstructing a building, and for classifying data points according to their relief and terrain characteristics. The extraction of the features may be carried out automatically by a computing device.04-18-2013
20130096885DETERMINING A LIKELIHOOD OF A DIRECTIONAL TRANSITION AT A JUNCTION IN AN ENCODED ROUTABILITY GRAPH DESCRIPTION - Techniques are provided, which may be implemented in various methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture, to obtain an encoded routability graph representative of feasible paths in an indoor environment represented by an encoded map, and assign likelihoods of transition from an ingress edge in the encoded routability graph to individual egress edges through a junction connecting the ingress edge to a plurality of egress edges based, at least in part, on one or more features of the encoded map.04-18-2013
20130103359GEOMETRIC MODELING OF COMPOSITE PARTS - A composite part including a ply stack-up and resin is modeled. The modeling includes performing a convolution on a representation of the stack-up to approximate smoothed ramps between different plies of the stack-up.04-25-2013
20130103365METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING REPETITIVE STRUCTURES IN 3D MESH MODELS - Discovering repetitive structures in 3D models is a challenging task. A method for detecting repetitive structures in 3D models comprises sampling the 3D model using a current sampling step size, detecting repetitive structures and remaining potions of the model, determining a representative for each of the one or more repetitive structures, and as long as the detecting step yields one or more repetitive structures, reducing the current sampling step size and repeating the steps of sampling and detecting for each detected representative of a detected repetitive structure and for the remaining portions of the model, wherein the reduced sampling step size is used. The described method and device can e.g. be used for 3D model compression, 3D model repairing, or geometry synthesis.04-25-2013
20130103360METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING MODELS OF ANIMALS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUSES APPLYING THE SAME - A method for constructing models of animals and an electronic apparatus applying the same are disclosed, in which the animal model construction method comprises the step of: using an imaging device for capturing images of a specific animal at different viewpoints so as to form a plurality of animal images; inputting the plural animal images into an animal model construction system, which has an animal species database embedded therein, for allowing the system to perform a species discrimination analysis so as to find a matching animal prototype from the animal species database; adjusting the matched animal prototype according to the distinctive appearance features of the specific animal that are obtained from the plural animal images so as to construct a primary animal model; and enabling the primary animal model to move and give off sound in a manner the same as the real specific animal.04-25-2013
20130103361COMPUTING DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DIMENSION NUMBERS USING THE COMPUTING DEVICE - A method for processing dimension numbers using a computing device, a first template of a dimension frame and a plurality of second templates of dimension numbers 0-9, and a numerical text data of each second template are established. A plurality of block objects are obtained by grouping all discontinuous line segments in the engineering drawing. All frame objects in the engineering drawing are obtained by matching each of the block objects with the first template. One or more remainder objects in each bounding box are obtained, and grouped to obtain one or more number objects in each of the frame objects. A matched second template of each of the number objects is obtained by matching each of the number objects with each of the second templates. The number objects in each of the frame objects are replaced by corresponding numerical text data.04-25-2013
20130103358Continuum Based Model For Position Based Dynamics - A technique for position based dynamics constrains deformation of triangles within a simulation mesh configured to model a cloth object. The constraints comprise at least a weft, warp, and shear constraint per triangle within the simulation mesh. A non-rigid shear constraint yields realistic cloth dynamics while avoiding locking within the simulation mesh. The technique may be implemented in real-time or batch simulation environments.04-25-2013
20130103362SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FIRE & GAS DETECTION - A fire and gas detector placement system and method comprises one or more computer processors; and a non-transitory computer readable medium. The non-transitory computer readable medium contains instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform the steps of identifying a position of at least one fire and gas detector in a premises using a calculation based on a plurality of parameters; and generating a 3-dimensional representation of the premises including the position of the at least one fire and gas detector.04-25-2013
20130103363Methods and Compositions for Articular Repair - Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for producing articular repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. In particular, methods for providing articular repair systems. Also provided are articular surface repair systems designed to replace a selected area cartilage, for example, and surgical tools for repairing articular surfaces.04-25-2013
20130103364SHIP DESIGN SUPPORTING SYSTEM - A ship design supporting system includes a storage section for storing general arrangement model data describing a general arrangement model which contains a hull structure model as a 3-dimensional model of a hull structure and an equipment apparatus model as a 3-dimensional model of equipment apparatus; and a model producing and changing section for changing the general arrangement model based on a final line plan data which shows a shape of a ship to be built. Because the general arrangement design and the ship shape design can be carried forward in parallel, a time from start of the design to completion can be reduced.04-25-2013
20130124158MODEL CONSTRUCTION APPARATUS AND MODEL CONSTRUCTION METHOD - The invention relates to a model construction apparatus which constructs a model of a plant that includes a plurality of modeling objects, and which has a graphical user interface. The model construction apparatus has: a function of constructing models of the modeling objects separately for each modeling object as object models; a function of constructing the plant model by connecting the object models with each other by connection lines so that conserved quantities output from the object models are able to be exchanged between related object models that are included among the object models; a function of constructing elements that correspond to the object models as modeling object elements on the graphical user interface; and a function of storing the object models while associating the object models with the respective modeling object elements corresponding to the object models so that the object models are able to be invoked via the modeling object elements.05-16-2013
20130124156FOOTWEAR DIGITIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A footwear digitization system and method configured to determine physical attributes for an given footwear or other cut-and-stitched item, including dimensional and spatial properties, optical attributes, and assembly information, and utilizing those properties and attributes to generate a digital three-dimensional model thereof.05-16-2013
20130124155Controlling Features In A Software Application Based on The Status of User Subscription - Features of a 3D modeling software application are controlled based on a subscription status of a user. A user having an active subscription status is provided with 3D modeling functions that include functions for creating, inspecting, and modifying 3D models. If the user's subscription status changes to an expired status, the user is provided with at least one of the 3D modeling functions that was provided during the active subscription and is prevented from using at least one other of the 3D modeling functions that was provided during the active subscription.05-16-2013
20130124151Methods and Apparatus for Printability of Three-Dimensional Objects - Methods and apparatus for improving printability of a three-dimensional model are disclosed. For a computer-based three-dimensional model to be generated by a three-dimensional printing system, a three-dimensional printability analysis of the model is performed. The three-dimensional printability analysis applies one or more test cases representing forces that may be applied to the model. The three-dimensional printability analysis generates one or more points at which stresses associated with the test case exceed the structural tolerances of a material to be used by the three-dimensional printing system for a fabrication of the model. For each point of the one or more points, one or more corrections to the model designed to decrease the stresses associated with a respective test case are calculated. For each test case, the corrections are evaluated. The evaluating includes selecting a preferred correction based on one or more criteria.05-16-2013
20130124154APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC AND OPTIMAL ARRANGEMENT OF BUILDING ENERGY CONTROL SENSORS - An apparatus optimally and automatically arranges a plurality of energy control sensors in a building. The apparatus includes an input module to receive building information, floor information of the building, structural information of rooms and corridors for each floor of the building, and receive information on one or more the energy control sensors to be installed in the building. The apparatus includes a sensor simulation module configured to calculate arrangement coordinates and installation expense for each of the selected energy control sensors to be installed in the building, and an output module configured to output the arrangement coordinates and the installation expense, which have been calculated sensor simulator for each selected energy control sensor.05-16-2013
20130124157Automatic Explode Based on Occlusion - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products feature providing a rendering of a three-dimensional assembly of components. An explosion sequence for separating first components of the assembly is determined. The explosion sequence comprises stages in which each stage represents a different spatial relationship between two or more of the first components. A first input is received from an interactive control. A first stage in the explosion sequence is selected based on the first input. The rendering of the assembly is updated, responsive to the first input, to show the first stage of the explosion sequence. A second input is received from the interactive control. A different second stage in the explosion sequence is selected based on the second input. The rendering of the assembly is updated, responsive to the second input, to show the second stage of the explosion sequence.05-16-2013
20130124153METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN OF HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE ANIMATED GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS - A method for the computer aided design of human machine interface animated graphical elements is provided. The method includes receiving through a user interface a selection of a graphic comprising a plurality of components in a design format. The method also includes receiving through the user interface an indication that a first component of the plurality of components is static, and an indication that a second component of the plurality of components is dynamic. The method also includes converting the first component from the design format to a static format, and converting the second component from the design format to a dynamic format. The method then exports the graphic with the first component in the static format and the second component in the dynamic format.05-16-2013
20130124148System and Method for Generating Editable Constraints for Image-based Models - An image-based 3D model of an object may be generated from multiple images of the object captured from different viewpoints. 3D constraints which define the shape of the model may be generated from image data and camera parameters (intrinsic and extrinsic) of the images and from user-specified constraints. A user may specify constraints by outlining, on images of the object, features which define the shape of an object. An approximation of the object's 3D surface may be generated from depth maps computed from the images. The 3D constraints and surface approximation may be converted into a polygonal mesh representation, from which a visual display of the model may be reconstructed. The model may be displayed with a set of editable constraints which a user may manipulate to change the shape of the 3D model. The model may be stored as, and reconstructed from, the set of 3D constraints.05-16-2013
20130124150SUBSTRUCTURE GENERATION USING AUTOMATED MULTILEVEL SUBSTRUCTURING - A computer-implemented method is provided for use in finite element analysis of a three-dimensional (3D) representation of a physical object. The computer-implemented method includes combining a plurality of retained degrees of freedom of the 3D representation to form a root substructure, reducing a structure of the 3D representation on to a reduced automated multilevel substructuring (AMLS) subspace, and computing a plurality of eigenmodes and condensed operators based on the reduced structure, and computing constraint modes using an AMLS transformation matrix. The computer-implemented method also includes generating at least one substructure of the 3D representation based on the plurality of eigenmodes, constraint modes, and condensed operators, and storing the at least one substructure in a memory area.05-16-2013
20130124149System and Method for Creating Editable Feature Curves for a Multi-Dimensional Model - Various embodiments of a method and apparatus for creating editable feature curves for a multi-dimensional model represented by a tessellated mesh are described. A mesh representation of a multi-dimensional model may not support intuitive modification of the model. The mesh representing the multi-dimensional model may be analyzed to extract feature curves that define the characteristics of the multi-dimensional model. Such feature curves may provide an intuitive mechanism for modifying the multi-dimensional model. The model may be modified by changing the constraints of the feature curves defining the model's characteristics. For example, a constraint may be modified to change the angle of the surface on either side of a location on a feature curve. A compressed representation of a multi-dimensional model may include the feature curves that define the shape of multi-dimensional model and a set of boundary curves that represent disjoint regions of the multi-dimensional model.05-16-2013
20130124147Random Sample Consensus for Groups of Data - In one embodiment, a computer accessible storage medium stores a plurality of instructions which, when executed: group a set of reconstructed three dimensional (3D) points derived from image data into a plurality of groups based on one or more attributes of the 3D points; select one or more groups from the plurality of groups; and sample data from the selected groups, wherein the sampled data is input to a consensus estimator to generate a model that describes a 3D model of a scene captured by the image data. Other embodiments may bias sampling into a consensus estimator for any data set, based on relative quality of the data set.05-16-2013
20130132043AUTOMATED SOLAR COLLECTOR INSTALLATION DESIGN INCLUDING ABILITY TO DEFINE HETEROGENEOUS DESIGN PREFERENCES - Embodiments may include systems and methods to create and edit a representation of a worksite, to create various data objects, to classify such objects as various types of pre-defined “features” with attendant properties and layout constraints. As part of or in addition to classification, an embodiment may include systems and methods to create, associate, and edit intrinsic and extrinsic properties to these objects. A design engine may apply of design rules to the features described above to generate one or more solar collectors installation design alternatives, including generation of on-screen and/or paper representations of the physical layout or arrangement of the one or more design alternatives. Embodiments may also include definition of one or more design apertures, each of which may correspond to boundaries in which solar collector layouts should comply with distinct sets of user-defined design preferences. Distinct apertures may provide heterogeneous regions of collector layout according to the user-defined design preferences.05-23-2013
20130132040PIPING ANALYSIS SYSTEMS - A piping analysis system capable of generating proposed piping support assemblies when off-the-self part is unavailable is presented. Contemplated analysis systems comprise a piping modeling system, which models a piping infrastructure as piping nodes having attributes describing the nature of the nodes. A piping support assembly design engine aggregates the attribute information from piping nodes and correlates the attributes with known materials that might be applicable for constructing the proposed assemblies. The design engine generates a proposed assembly and configures an output device to present the assembly along with a likelihood representing feasibility that the proposed assembly can in fact be designed or manufactured.05-23-2013
20130132042Method and System for Combinatorial Layout Design - The present invention discloses a method for combinatorial layout design, in particular family mould layout design, using a computer. The method starts with receiving design specific parameters and information about moulding parts from user. A Genetic Algorithm module is then invoked to generate a population of layout designs which satisfies the design specific parameters. The Genetic Algorithm module first automatically generates a population of specially designed chromosome with three interdependent sessions. Crossover, mutation and replacement operation are applied on the population subsequently to evolve such towards a more optimal population over successive generations. In each generation step, a Genotype-Phenotype mapping module is utilised to decode the chromosome to corresponding layout design for fitness evaluation. A system for combinatorial layout design automation and optimisation using this evolutionary design approach is also disclosed in the present invention.05-23-2013
20110276316METHOD FOR DESIGNING A TUBE FRAME - The invention relates to a method for designing a tube frame out of a number of tube parts, the method comprising the steps of: providing a selection of predefined tube parts, each tube part having at least one attachment zone; selecting a first tube part from the selection of predefined tube parts; selecting an attachment zone of the selected tube part; selecting a second tube part from the selection of predefined tube parts for connection to the selected attachment zone and connecting said second tube part at the selected attachment zone to the first tube part; repeating the steps of selecting an attachment zone of a tube part and selecting a further tube part in order to design a tube frame.11-10-2011
20130144566REAL-TIME COLLABORATIVE DESIGN PLATFORM - A real-time collaborative design platform provides a hierarchical 3D model space as a plurality of nodes and branches. Each node may include at least one version of a sub-component and each version may include one or more attributes. The platform facilitates selecting a hierarchical tree from the 3D model space based, at least in part, upon at least one of the one or more attributes associated with sub-components. The platform also facilitates making the 3D model space accessible by multiple users over a network, such as the Internet. Also, each version of a sub-component is accessible in a library associated with the 3D model space.06-06-2013
20130144565ACCURACY-BASED SIGNIFICANT POINT DERIVATION FROM DENSE 3D POINT CLOUDS FOR TERRAIN MODELING - Method includes calculating a mean z coordinate value for points within the point cloud. An initial set of points is selected which have z coordinate values which deviate from the mean by at least an initial value. Thereafter, a triangulated irregular network (TIN) is constructed using the initial set of points. The method continues by determining if there is a significant point that exists among the points contained within an x, y extent of each triangle. If so, the TIN is updated to include the initial set of points and any significant points determined to exist within the triangles that form the TIN. Thereafter, the method continues by repeating the determining and the updating steps until there are no additional significant points found within the triangles.06-06-2013
20130144570Method of and System for Planning a Surgery - A system for virtually planning a size and position of a prosthetic implant for a bone on a patient includes a database containing pre-defined form factor information for a plurality of different implants and a circuit for obtaining surface shape information of the bone. The system further includes a circuit for defining baseline location parameters for an implant location in relation to a virtual representation of the bone based on the surface shape information and a circuit for assessing a fit calculation of each implant in relation to the virtual representation of the bone based on the form factor in formation and a plurality of fit factors at each of a plurality of incremental positions in relation to the bone. Still further, the system includes a circuit for selecting a best fit implant size and position from all of the fit calculations.06-06-2013
20130144568System and Method for Variable Detection in Objects - A bundled object variability detection system includes an array of sensors at least partially surrounding a bundle of objects, wherein the sensors comprise lasers adapted to obtain physical dimensional data about the bundle. The system also includes a processor for executing computer-executable instructions and a memory for storing computer executable instructions. When the instructions are executed, the processor implements a first module that receives the physical dimensional data from the sensors, a second module that locates a distinct cross-section of a singular object within the bundle based on the physical dimensional data, a third module that determines a model of the singular object based on the located cross-section of the singular object, and a fourth module that analyzes the model to determine if the individual object embodies one or more distinguishing characteristics.06-06-2013
20110060558REPOSITIONING OF COMPONENTS RELATED TO CRANIAL SURGICAL PROCEDURES IN A PATIENT - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed herein for virtually planning a cranial guided surgery in a subject. These include, in some embodiments, generating a first data set based on input data obtained of a reference structure having a defined fixed relation to a bone structure of said subject and generating a second data set based on input data obtained of a master structure for a surgical template, where the master structure has a defined relation to said reference structure. Further, in some embodiments, a third data set for production of said surgical can be generated based on the first data send and the second data set, wherein the relation of said reference structure to said master structure is preserved.03-10-2011
20080208543LAND PLAN DEVELOPMENT - Systems and methods for development of a land plan can include a user interface having a first display module for displaying tool buttons, the tool buttons operable to perform a function associated with a land plan, wherein a first tool button of the tool buttons is operable to define an element of the land plan, a second display module for displaying a set of tool box buttons, each tool box button operable to cause the first display module to display different sets of the tool buttons for performing functions associated with the land plan, and a third display module for displaying information relating to the element of the land plan. The user interface can also include a planning window for generating a graphical representation of the land plan, the graphical representation of the land plan including the element.08-28-2008
20080208542CHARGE TRAJECTORY CALCULATING METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - An embodiment of the present invention is a charge trajectory calculating method which calculates, by simulation, trajectories of charges scattered by irradiating a target object with a charged beam. The method includes: setting a simulation region, which corresponds to the existence region of the target object; dividing the simulation region into a plurality of segment regions; calculating, by a Monte Carlo calculation, the trajectories of charges scattered by irradiating the inside of a predetermined segment region with the charged beam; calculating, based on function values of an approximate function, the potential distribution which occurs in the simulation region by irradiating the outside of the predetermined segment region with the charged beam; and calculating, by a Monte Carlo calculation, and based on the potential distribution calculated based on the function values of the approximate function, the trajectories of charges scattered by irradiating the outside of the predetermined segment region with the charged beam.08-28-2008
20080208539METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION USING A MULTI-SCALE FINITE VOLUME METHOD INCLUDING BLACK OIL MODELING - A multi-scale finite-volume (MSFV) method simulates nonlinear immiscible three-phase compressible flow in the presence of gravity and capillary forces. Consistent with the MSFV framework, flow and transport are treated separately and differently using a fully implicit sequential algorithm. The pressure field is solved using an operator splitting algorithm. The general solution of the pressure is decomposed into an elliptic part, a buoyancy/capillary force dominant part, and an inhomogeneous part with source/sink and accumulation. A MSFV method is used to compute the basis functions of the elliptic component, capturing long range interactions in the pressure field. Direct construction of the velocity field and solution of the transport problem on the primal coarse grid provides flexibility in accommodating physical mechanisms. A MSFV method computes an approximate pressure field, including a solution of a course-scale pressure equation; constructs fine-scale fluxes; and computes a phase-transport equation.08-28-2008
20110218776MODEL PRODUCING APPARATUS, MODEL PRODUCING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH MODEL PRODUCING PROGRAM IS STORED - A three-dimensional model data producing processing apparatus produces three-dimensional model data using design data (CAD data) of an object to be recognized. The three-dimensional model data producing processing includes processing conversion processing, edit processing, and teaching processing. The conversion processing and the edit processing are performed to the design data on a computer. The teaching processing is performed in a practical environment. It is not necessary to image a workpiece model in the three-dimensional model data producing processing.09-08-2011
20110218773SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING AND CONTROLLING AIR CONDITIONING TILES FOR OPTIMAL COOLING USING VORONOI DIAGRAMS - A system and method is disclosed that utilizes a Voronoi diagram to position and/or control perforated ventilation tiles in rooms of equipment requiring cooling air. The Voronoi sites used for constructing the Voronoi diagram are the air inlets of the equipment, and the Voronoi edges of the computed Voronoi diagram are used as the locations for placing (or controlling) perforated tiles.09-08-2011
20080201115MULTIPLE INSERTS OF DIFFERENT GEOMETRY IN A SINGLE ROW OF A BIT - A method for designing a roller cone drill bit having a plurality of cutting elements in a row. The method includes defining a pitch pattern for the plurality of cutting elements such that a first group of adjacent cutting elements are arranged in a first pitch and a second group of adjacent cutting elements are arranged in a second pitch in the row, wherein the first group of adjacent cutting elements have a different extension length than the second group of adjacent cutting elements, evaluating the pitch pattern of the plurality of cutting elements in the row, and modifying at least one of the plurality of cutting elements based on the evaluating of the pitch pattern of the plurality of cutting elements.08-21-2008
20080201114Method For Representing Flexible Elongate Volume Objects - The invention relates to a method for the simplified, physically correct representation of flexible elongate volume objects. The volume object is divided up into sections and each section begins and ends with an interaction point and is connected to an adjacent section by means of said point. Each interaction point has six degrees of freedom and the physical properties of the sections are defined according to several factors. The invention also relates to obtained experimental values which are used to represent another elongate volume object using a model function.08-21-2008
20080201113Methods and Systems for Combining Models of Goods and Services - The present disclosure describes methods and systems for combining Models of goods and services. At least some embodiments include a method that includes retrieving a first Model representing an object, a User controlling access to the first Model; retrieving a second Model representing a product offered by a Product Provider; combining, at the request of the User, the first and second Models, wherein the combining is performed as a first service, by a Service Provider, and wherein the first service comprises computing a simulated physical interaction between the object and the product; generating a representation of the simulated physical interaction; and presenting the representation to the User.08-21-2008
20110224954MODELLING OF SYSTEMS - A method of modelling a system, the method comprising: receiving via an interface input to create or load a model of the system; receiving via the interface further input in relation to the system model; determining whether the further input results in a change to the system model; and if the further input is determined to change the system model, automatically providing feedback via the interface, the feedback being in relation to the changed system model.09-15-2011
20080228449SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR 2-D TO 3-D CONVERSION USING DEPTH ACCESS SEGMENTS TO DEFINE AN OBJECT - The present invention is directed to systems and methods for controlling 2-D to 3-D image conversion. The system and method includes receiving an image and masking the objects in the image using segmentation layers Each segmentation layer can have weighted values for static and dynamic features. Iterations are used to form the final image which, if desired, can be formed using less than all of the segmentation layers. A final iteration can be run with the weighted values equal for static and dynamic features.09-18-2008
20100286965METHOD AND SOFTWARE PRODUCT FOR DESIGNING DRILLING PATTERN FOR ROCK CAVITY EXCAVATION - A method for designing a drilling pattern for rock cavity excavation and a software product implementing the method. The drilling pattern is created by means of a design program. The drilling pattern defines several starting points of drill holes in a navigation plane, end points of the drill holes on the bottom of a round and further the directions and lengths of the drill holes. The face of the round is designed to have a desired shape by determining the locations of the end points for the desired face profile. A three-dimensional face profile is entered into the design program, which subsequently places end points to the face profile automatically.11-11-2010
20100286964Method of Generating an Optimized Venting Channel in a Hearing Instrument - A computerized method is provided for designing a vent in a hearing aid housing shell based on an image of a patient's ear canal impression, and wherein a program is provided on a computer-readable medium. With the program, an image of a starter housing shell based on the image of the patient's ear canal impression is created which is longer than a final version of the housing shell to be created. A starter vent running from an inner canal end near the patient's ear drum to an outer end of the starter housing shell is placed inside the shell. Components are then placed substantially as deep as possible inside the starter shell but lying outside of the starter vent. Portions of the starter shell lying beyond where a faceplate is to be mounted are removed and the faceplate is mounted. The starter vent is then grown larger so that it fills substantially all space inside the shell without interfering with the components.11-11-2010
20120278049GEOMETRY SIMPLIFICATION APPARATUS, GEOMETRY SIMPLIFICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A geometry simplification apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether another component is in contact with a simplification target place, a simplification unit configured to simplify the geometry of the simplification target place, a determination unit configured to determine whether another component is in contact with the simplification target place of which the geometry is simplified, a comparison unit configured to compare contact relationship between another component and the simplification target place before and after the simplification of the geometry of the simplification target place, and a correction unit configured to correct the geometry of the component in which the geometry of the simplification target place is simplified to a geometry which does not interfere with another component according to comparison results by the contact relationship comparison unit.11-01-2012
20130151206SOLVING NETWORKS OF GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS - Systems, program products and program products for accepting a request to move a first geometric entity that is constrained to other geometric entities in a drawing that may contain both one-way and two-way geometric constraints. A set of affected geometric entities that need to be repositioned or otherwise changed as the result of moving the first geometric entity is identified. The affected geometric entities and the geometric constraints are classified into groups which are solved using a variational geometric constraint solver. If the geometric constraints cannot be satisfied, the movement of the first geometric entity is restricted. Otherwise the affected geometric entities are updated.06-13-2013
20130151207DESIGNING DRILLING PATTERN FOR EXCAVATING ROCK CAVERN - A method and a storage device including a software product for designing a drilling pattern, and further a rock drilling rig, in the control unit of which a software product may be executed for designing the drilling pattern. For a group of holes of the drilling pattern, at least one master hole can be determined which comprises at least one dominating factor. The properties of at least one other drill hole are determined on the basis of the dominating properties of the master hole. A master hole may be a hole location master, hole depth master or hole direction master.06-13-2013
20130151208INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus comprises an acquisition unit configured to acquire three-dimensional models representing a maxillary and mandibular of a patient. The information processing apparatus further comprises a derivation unit configured to derive an excursive movement between the three-dimensional model representing the maxillary that is acquired by the acquisition unit, and the three-dimensional model representing the mandibular that is acquired by the acquisition unit. The derivation unit is further configured to derive the excursive movement posterior to an intercuspal position.06-13-2013
20130151209METHOD FOR DESIGNING UNIFORM ILLUMINATION REFLECTOR - A method for designing uniform illumination reflector, which has a light entering opening and a light emitting opening, includes the steps of: determining a light source, the diameter of an illuminated surface and the distance between the light source and the illuminated surface, determining the maximum emitted half-angle of the reflector, and determining an aperture of the light entering opening; in a two-dimensional plane, forming multiple line segments by using one end point of the light entering opening as the start point, determining the slope and the end point for each line segment using the reverse tracing method and the iterative method and forming one curved line by the multiple line segments; and rotating the generating line around the axis of the reflector to obtain the reflective curved surface of the inner wall of the reflector.06-13-2013
20120259596Progressive Power Lens Design Method and Progressive Power Lens Design Apparatus - A method of designing a progressive power lens with less image sway includes preferentially selecting a spectacle specification including a first condition if an average prescription power of a distance portion is equal to or greater than +3.0 D, and preferentially selecting a spectacle specification including a second condition if the average prescription power is equal to or smaller than −3.0 D. At least a surface power OHPf in a horizontal direction of a distance portion on an object-side surface is greater than a surface power OVPf in a vertical direction, or a surface power OHPn in a horizontal direction of a near portion is greater than a surface power OVPn in a vertical direction. The first condition includes a condition that the OVPf is greater than the OVPn, and the second condition includes a condition that the OVPf is smaller than the OVPn.10-11-2012
20120259592System and Method for Three-Dimensional Maxillofacial Surgical Simulation and Planning - A method may include displaying one or more interactive 2D images, each 2D image representing at least bony tissue cranio-facial features of a patient and each 2D image having one or more portions each associated with a corresponding portion of the patient's bony. The method may also include displaying a 3D image representing exterior soft-tissue cranio-facial features of the patient. The method may additionally include receiving input from a user regarding movement of a particular portion of the one or more portions of the 2D image. The method may further include redrawing the 3D image based at least on the movement of the particular portion of the 2D image to simulate response of the exterior soft-tissue cranio-facial features of the patient to movement of a portion of the patient's bony tissue corresponding to the particular portion of the 2D image.10-11-2012
20130096887Polymer Spring and Method for Designing Same - Polymer springs are described having a closed cell geometry. The polymer springs are well adapted for replacing metal springs in various applications, such as in seat cushions. In one embodiment, the polymer springs include columns of closed cells, in which each cell has a curvilinear shape. A method for designing polymer springs is also described.04-18-2013
20100017170SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTION SYSTEM DESIGN SUPPORT - A method and system for assessing, auditing, designing, and evaluating process systems, including fluid pressure systems, to aid overpressure process plant design and/or the proper sizing and selection of overpressure equipment. The system includes a server subsystem, a storage subsystem, an assessment subsystem, and optionally a report generation subsystem, including computer hardware and application software for supporting these subsystems.01-21-2010
20100318329DEVICE-LAYOUT GUIDING APPARATUS AND DEVICE-LAYOUT GUIDING METHOD - There are included a location-information management unit that manages location information of devices arranged in a spatial layout on a screen, a device-feature management unit that manages device features of the devices, a guide-information generation unit that reads the location information and the device features of the devices arranged in the spatial layout from the location-information management unit and the device-feature management unit respectively and generates device-layout guide information allowing for the device features of the devices based on the read location information and device features of the devices, and a monitor unit that guides and displays the device-layout guide information generated by the guide-information generation unit.12-16-2010
20100318328DESIGN SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - To efficiently manufacture an integrated circuit including an I/O register. On the basis of behavior level design data 12-16-2010
20100318327METHOD OF DESIGN OPTIMISATION - A method of design optimization includes: a) producing a first computer model of a first geometry, the first computer model including: i) a set of nodes; and ii) a set of construction points each having a position defined by a local co-ordinate system; b) producing a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh from the first computer model; c) using the CFD mesh to produce a measure of the fluid dynamic performance of the first geometry, such as drag count or lift coefficient; d) producing a new computer model of a new geometry by: i) moving one or more of the nodes; and ii) recalculating the positions of the construction points in response to movement of the one or more nodes; e) producing a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh from the new computer model; f) using the CFD mesh to produce a measure of the fluid dynamic performance of the new geometry, such as drag count or lift coefficient; and g) identifying an optimal geometry using the fluid dynamic performance measurements of the first and new geometries produced in steps c and f.12-16-2010
20100318326SIMULATION SYSTEM OF CARDIAC FUNCTION, SIMULATION METHOD OF CARDIAC FUNCTION, SIMULATION PROGRAM OF CARDIAC FUNCTION, AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL SHEET - To provide a simulation system of cardiac function utilizing a cardiac structure model which is generated based on an appropriate composite material view representing the myocardial tissue. A simulation system of cardiac function to predict a change in cardiac geometry using a cardiac structure model contains a material specification input part 12-16-2010
20120284000SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLANNING AND/OR PRODUCING A DENTAL PROSTHESIS - A method, system and computer program of planning a dental prosthesis in a patient are disclosed, including steps, units or code segments for virtually planning a dental prosthesis. Envelope data is provided of an envelope guide, including data corresponding to a support surface for facial tissue, which is desired to result when the dental prosthesis is installed in the oral cavity of the patient. An outer envelope of a desired dental prosthesis in the oral cavity is simulated based on the envelope data. A desired dental restoration is provided and adjusted in a virtual environment relative to the simulated outer envelope, and dental prosthesis data is generated based on the adjusted desired dental restoration usable for producing the dental prosthesis.11-08-2012
20120283999LOUDSPEAKER ARRAY SYSTEM - The invention is a multi-channel loudspeaker system that provides a compact loudspeaker configuration and filter design methodology that operates in the digital signal processing domain. Further, the loudspeaker system can be designed to include drivers of various physical dimensions and can achieve prescribed constant directivity over a large area in both the vertical and horizontal planes.11-08-2012
20120283998CAD DESIGN WITH PRIMITIVE CLOSED SHAPES - It is provided a computer-implemented method for designing a CAD modeled object with primitive three-dimensional parametric shapes including closed shapes. The method comprises user-interaction with a screen; definition in a plane of a stroke corresponding to the user-interaction; discretization of the stroke into stroke points; computation of a barycenter of the stroke points; determination of a closed shape to be instantiated as a result of a comparison of a position of the stroke points relative to the barycenter; and instantiation of the determined closed shape. Such a method makes the design of a CAD modeled object easier.11-08-2012
20120283997DEVICE FOR SIMULATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF AN INFRASTRUCTURE SUPERVISION SYSTEM - A device for simulating an environment of an infrastructure supervision system generating a three-dimensional representation of the infrastructure using real data from real equipment supervised by the supervision system complemented with simulated data from simulation models that make up the simulation device. The device is suitable for use in supervised infrastructures such as transport networks, factories, and public infrastructures.11-08-2012
20120283996METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTER AIDED VEHICLE SEAT DESIGN - Various embodiments relate to methods and systems for computer-aided design. Modification size and/or position design data may be received at a computer for a first vehicle component having a functional and/or spatial relationship with a second vehicle component also having size and/or position design data. The size and/or position design data for the second vehicle component may be automatically updating at the computer based on the modification size and/or position design data for the first vehicle component. Based on the modification size and/or position design data and the updated size and/or position design data, a compliance status with one or more design standards defined for the vehicle component(s) for the first vehicle component or the second vehicle component may be determined.11-08-2012
20120283995Method for Proposing a Layout of a High Concentration Photovoltaic System - Disclosed is a method for proposing a layout of a high concentration photovoltaic system. At first, calculated is the area of land in which the high concentration photovoltaic system is to be deployed. Then, determined is a position for a solar tracking system. The track of the sun is determined. The operation of the solar tracking system is simulated. Pictures of the solar tracking system are taken. The shading rate of the solar tracking system is determined. The interval between two solar tracking activities is determined. The energy output of the photovoltaic system is determined.11-08-2012
20120283994TURBINE BLADE BASE LOAD BALANCING - An example method of designing blade lobes of a turbomachine blade and corresponding disk lobes includes determining contact areas between the blade lobes on a blade model and the disk loads on a disk model when the turbomachine blade is in a loaded position. The method adjusts the blade lobes, the disk lobes, or both, so that gaps are established between the blade lobes and the disk lobes at the contact areas when the turbomachine blade is in an unloaded position. The size of the gaps varies.11-08-2012
20130158958DENTAL ANALYSIS METHOD AND SYSTEM - A system for designing the dentition of a patient, comprising a first input for providing an image of the smile of the patient to the system, an output, a processor for computing and applying a first set of visual indicators onto the image of the smile of the patient through the output, the first set of visual indicators indicating ideal positioning of the teeth of the patient, and for computing and applying a second set of visual indicators onto the image of the smile of the patient through the output, the second set of visual indicators providing adjustment of positioning of the teeth of the patient, a memory having stored therein a library of 2D digital images of smiles and associated 3D dentition models, a user interface for selecting a desired 2D digital image to be applied to the image of the smile of the patient and adjusting the second set of visual indicators, the adjustment of the second set of visual indicators modifying the 2D digital image, wherein the processor modifies the 3D dentition model associated with the 2D digital image and provides a virtual wax-up of a dental restoration of the dentition of the patient.06-20-2013
20130158954METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING THE CONFIGURATION OF A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM - An optimization engine determines the optimal configuration for a solar power system by simulating the performance of different solar module arrays projected onto a target surface. The optimization engine selects the optimally-performing solar module array and then simulates the performance of additional solar module subarrays projected onto various regions of the target surface not already covered by the optimally-performing solar module array. The optimal configuration includes the optimally-performing solar module array and one or more optimally-performing solar module subarrays.06-20-2013
20130158953VISUALIZING SENSITIVITY INFORMATION IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN - A method, system, and computer program product for visualizing sensitivity information in integrated circuit (IC) design are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A plurality of sensitivity information corresponding to a first component in the IC design is received, wherein the plurality of sensitivity information includes a first sensitivity information indicating a first variation in a first electrical characteristic of a group of components as a result of a variation in an electrical characteristic of the first component. A plurality of aspects of the first sensitivity information are rendered in visual form to form a first visualization. The first visualization is presented on a schematic view of the IC design in an IC design tool such that the first sensitivity information is visually associated with the first component in the IC design.06-20-2013
20130158955Customer Aircraft Customization System - A method and apparatus for managing options for an aircraft. A selected option for the aircraft is received. A number of engineering options is identified for the selected option. The number of engineering options is in an aircraft option database comprising engineering options for the options for the aircraft. An engineering option in the engineering options is a pre-certified design meeting a group of regulations pertaining to airworthiness of the pre-certified design in the aircraft. A final design including the number of engineering options associated with resources in which the final design is for building the selected option in the aircraft is generated using the number of engineering options identified in the aircraft option database for the selected option.06-20-2013
20130158957LIBRARY GENERATION WITH DERIVATIVES IN OPTICAL METROLOGY - Methods of library generation with derivatives for optical metrology are described. For example, a method of generating a library for optical metrology includes determining a function of a parameter data set for one or more repeating structures on a semiconductor substrate or wafer. The method also includes determining a first derivative of the function of the parameter data set. The method also includes providing a spectral library based on both the function and the first derivative of the function.06-20-2013
20130158956SELECTING METHOD OF LIGHT GUIDE PLATE OF BACKLIGHT MODULE - A selecting method of light guide plate of backlight module is described. The selecting method includes the steps of: calculating a plurality of mura indexes (MI) corresponding to a plurality of mura statuses of a plurality of first light guide plate (LGP) types, respectively; defining a plurality of film structures, wherein each of the film structures corresponds to each of mura indexes for mapping the mura indexes (MI) of the first LGP types with the film structures to construct a mapping database; and selecting one of the film structures and one of the mura indexes (MI) correspondingly from the mapping database for determining a critical dot dimension (CDD) of a second LGP type of the selected film structure. The selecting method avoids the mura, speed up the research and development procedure of the backlight module, labor cost and manufacturing cost when the LGP is assembled with the film structure.06-20-2013
20130185024SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC OBJECT CLASSIFICATION AND TAGGING IN AN RF PLANNING TOOL - A system and method store a map of an area in a computer storage device. The map includes objects in the area. Objects on the map and locations of the objects on the map are identified, and properties are associated to the identified objects. The identified objects, the locations of the identified objects, and the properties of the identified objects are provided to a radio frequency (RF) planning tool such that the RF planning tool can determine RF wave propagation and RF wave attenuation as a function of the identified objects, the locations of the identified objects, and the properties of the identified objects.07-18-2013
20130185025THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE GENERATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - There is provided a method of generating a three-dimensional (3D) shape by specifying a boundary between materials, including acquiring numerical data of a boundary line of a two-dimensional (2D) shape in a plane, generating a next 2D shape by moving the 2D shape in a direction intersecting the plane based on numerical data specifying a shape of the boundary and also by copying or deforming the 2D shape, and configuring a solid based on data of a generated 2D shape.07-18-2013
20130185026METHOD AND SYSTEM OF USING STANDARDIZED STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS - A method and system disclosed herein provides generating an architectural diagram describing an architectural layout of a building, wherein one or more walls of the building are designated as standardized structural walls, automatically positioning each of the standardized structural walls to a geometric grid, and mapping (or “placing”), using a computer, one or more of a plurality of standardized structural components, including standardized panels, standardized columns, and standardized trusses to coordinates of the geometric grid.07-18-2013
20130185027COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR DIGITALLY DESIGNING A DENTAL RESTORATION AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - Computer-implemented method for digitally designing a dental restoration for a rest tooth, wherein the rest tooth is described by data of the rest tooth and wherein a tooth template is described by data of the tooth template, by means of an Laplacian surface deformation to deform the tooth template towards the surface of the rest tooth, wherein the method uses, for the Laplacian surface deformation, an angle weighting function depending on: the angle between the normal direction of a target on the surface of the rest tooth or the normal direction of a handle on the tooth template; and the direction of a line connecting the target and the handle; wherein the angle weighting function is used to weight the handle for deforming the tooth template towards the rest tooth. Further, the invention is related to a computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions, which when executed by a processor, are adapted to perform the method steps of the inventive computer-implemented method.07-18-2013
20110313734Model Assembly of a Production Plant With True-To-Scale Models of Production Devices and Method for Inputting a Spatial Assembly of Production Devices Into a Computer-Assisted Planning Program - In a method for factory planning and a model assembly (12-22-2011
20110313733Contact defining device, contact defining method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium - A contact defining device includes: a component moving unit that moves a component represented by data of a surface region in a 3D model in a predetermined direction; an overlap determination unit that determines whether or not the surface region of the component moved by the component moving unit includes an overlapping area that overlaps the surface region of another component; and a contact defining unit that, when a determination is made by the overlap determination unit that the surface region of the component includes the overlapping area that overlaps the surface region of another component, defines the overlapping area as a contact area with the another component.12-22-2011
20130191080SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADDRESSING ASSEMBLY ISSUES DURING DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY PLANNING OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS - A method comprises using a computer system to acquire information for design and assembly planning of commercial aircraft. The computer system uses an assembly situation model to identify causes of issues with an assembly situation. The assembly situation model includes an initial state, a final state, and an assembly process for transitioning from the initial state to the final state. The computer system stores each cause in computer memory as a relational form of parameters.07-25-2013
20130191081CREATING A WELL PATH - A method or methods, and systems and computer program products for performing or executing such method(s), comprising developing a well plan based on a plurality of points in three-dimensional space, refining the well plan to remove noise, smoothing the refined well plan, adjusting resolution of the smoothed well plan, converting the resolution-adjusted well plan into a plurality geometric shapes, mapping the plurality of geometric shapes to ones of a plurality of drillable shapes via image processing and pattern recognition, and optimizing the mapped well plan by synthesizing into at least one drillable profile.07-25-2013
20130191079POROUS BLOCKER BAR FOR PLATE-FIN HEAT EXCHANGER - A plate-fin heat exchanger adapted to reduce thermal fatigue is described. The plate-fin heat exchanger includes a cold fluid pathway running along a first axis, a hot fluid pathway running along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, and at least one porous blocker bar running along the first axis. The porous blocker bar includes a set of pores adapted to control the flow along the hot fluid pathway and coupled to an inlet of the hot fluid pathway.07-25-2013
20130191078OVERLAYING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DATA ON A PRODUCT DESIGN VISUALIZATION - In a method, system, apparatus, and computer-readable device having instructions for overlaying business intelligence data on product design visualization, one or more visualization data files with visualization data for rendering a visualization of an object are received, business intelligence data for the object is received, business intelligence data for a portion of the object is correlated to at least a portion of visualization data from the one or more visualization data files, a determination is made when the portion of the object is being rendered with the portion of the visualization data on the display screen, a determination is made that the portion of the object has associated business intelligence data, and an overlay of a visual indicator for business intelligence data is displayed onto at least a portion of the visualization for the object.07-25-2013
20120016639OPTIMIZATION DESIGN METHOD FOR THE CHASSIS STRUCTURE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE BASED ON MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL THREE-FIELD COUPLING - An optimizing design method for a chassis structure of electronic equipment is disclosed, including: investigating from the point of view of mechanical, electric and thermal three-field coupling, determining the preliminary design size of the chassis, performing a mechanical analysis by using the software Ansys; converting the mesh model among the three-fields, obtaining the mesh model used for the electromagnetic and thermal analyses; setting the thermal analysis parameters, performing the thermal analysis by using the software IcePak; determining a resonance frequency of the chassis and an electric parameter of the absorbing material, performing an electromagnetic analysis by using the software FeKo; correcting the analysis result by sample testing; determining whether the chassis satisfies the design requirement, if it satisfies the requirement, the optimizing design will be finished, otherwise, modifying the preliminary CAD model, the electromagnetic analysis parameter and the thermal analysis parameter, repeating the above processes until the requirement is satisfied.01-19-2012
20120029886VIRTUAL DESIGNER - The present invention includes a method of electronically designing an article, including accessing an electronic article design system, selecting an article type to design, and iteratively configuring a group of characteristics by selecting one or more options for each characteristic and/or iteratively modeling the article performance based on a selection of one or more performance parameters for each performance model. In the iterative configuration and modeling step, the electronic article design system automatically presents the characteristics and the performance models based on the article type selected, dynamically updates the article for each step of the iterative configuration and/or modeled performance, and automatically resolves conflicts between iteratively configured characteristics, between iteratively modeled performances, and across iteratively configured characteristics and modeled performances.02-02-2012
20120029885VIRTUAL DESIGNER - The present invention includes a method of electronically designing an article, including accessing an electronic article design system, selecting an article type to design, and iteratively configuring a group of characteristics by selecting one or more options for each characteristic and/or iteratively modeling the article performance based on a selection of one or more performance parameters for each performance model. In the iterative configuration and modeling step, the electronic article design system automatically presents the characteristics and the performance models based on the article type selected, dynamically updates the article for each step of the iterative configuration and/or modeled performance, and automatically resolves conflicts between iteratively configured characteristics, between iteratively modeled performances, and across iteratively configured characteristics and modeled performances.02-02-2012
20120029884RADIATION-PROTECTION DEVICE - A radiation-protection device is provided that includes a substrate and a surface structure formed on the substrate. The surface structure has an arrangement and interacts with radiation and the substrate to at least (a) substantially transmit or attenuate radiation at a wavelength and an energy below a threshold energy, and (b) substantially reflect radiation at the wavelength and an energy above the threshold energy.02-02-2012
20120029883COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR VIRTUALLY MODIFYING A DIGITAL MODEL OF A DENTAL RESTORATION AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - Computer-implemented method for virtually modifying a digital model of a dental restoration, wherein a user selects a point on the surface of the dental restoration, wherein a sphere having the selected point as its centre is automatically displayed, wherein the user may define to add material to or remove material from the dental restoration inside the sphere to generate a modified part of the dental restoration and leaving the rest of the dental restoration unmodified, wherein the step of adding material to or removing material from the dental restoration is automatically performed in real time on a display. Further, the invention is related to a computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions which when executed by a processor perform the method steps of the inventive computer-implemented method.02-02-2012
20120029882SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING QUADRANGULATIONS - A system and method for quadrangulating a triangle mesh is taught herein. After constructing an as smooth as possible symmetric cross field satisfying a sparse set of directional constraints (t) capture the geometric structure of the surface), the mesh is cut open in order to enable a low distortion unfolding. Then, a seamless globally smooth parametrization is computed whose iso-parameter lines follow the cross field directions. Notably, sparsely distributed directional constraints are sufficient to automatically determine the appropriate number, type and position of singularities in the quadrangulation. Both steps of the algorithm (cross field and parametrization) can be formulated as a mixed-integer problem which is solved very efficiently by an adaptive greedy solver, in order to generate high quality quad meshes in a fully automatic manner.02-02-2012
20130197873METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SITE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION MODELING AND MANAGEMENT - System, methods, and apparatus, are described herein for modeling a site, such as a construction site. The site may include, for example, adding a new building to an existing city block, remodeling a building, re-developing an entire city/town, etc. Data may be gathered representing the site from a plurality of sources, and the data gathered may be used to determine how the new development affects the existing site. An interactive model may be generated that enables a user to walk through the site to visualize what the site will look like when completed. Hyperlinks to additional details about elements in the site may be provided.08-01-2013
20130197868Building Envelope Determination - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining a building envelope. In one aspect, a method includes generating two-dimensional analytical faces; generating a three-dimensional shell bounding box that encompasses the analytical faces; determining, for each analytical face, one or more sample points; performing a flood-fill algorithm from a reference grid cell through other grid cells in the shell bounding box; casting one or more primary rays from each grid cell encountered by the flood-fill algorithm that does not contain any of the sample points but that directly neighbors a grid cell that does contain a sample point; for each ray, identifying as an exterior face the first analytical face within a vicinity of the grid cell from which the ray is cast that is intersected by the ray; and generating a building envelope based on the identified exterior faces.08-01-2013
20130197869METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING THE MAXIMAL PACKING DENSITY OF SHIFTING-TILES AUTOMATED WAREHOUSES - A warehouse management system including a layout module which determines a layout of the automated warehouse, the layout including at least one occupied cell and at least one blank cell and an analysis module which analyzes the layout of the automated warehouse to determine a minimum number of blank cells required to retrieve an object from all of the occupied cells in the warehouse.08-01-2013
20130197870Automated Systems for Manufacturing Patient-Specific Orthopedic Implants and Instrumentation - Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for the automated design and manufacture of patient-specific/patient-matched orthopedic implants. While the embodiments described herein specifically pertain to unicompartmental resurfacing implants for the knee, the principles described are applicable to other types of knee implants (including, without limitation, other resurfacing implants and joint replacement implants) as well as implants for other joints and other patient-specific orthopedic applications.08-01-2013
20130197867GRID ARTHITECTURE FOR POWERTRAIN PACKAGING - A method to improve design efficiency by reducing power plant complexity and engineering costs by minimizing power plant changes when installing into new powertrain groups. A three-dimensional grid is defined for the powertrain group with power plant and transmission zones to define projections for attaching selected components to a powertrain version. The zones correspond to matrices dividing each of a width, length, and height of a respective plant and of a transmission into specified proportions. A respective zone is designated for attaching each of the selected components within the group. Each powertrain version is designed to place each selected component for a powertrain version within a predetermined tolerance margin of its respective designated zone. The grid organization is also applied to placement of components and placement of the powertrain itself within the underhood environment of a vehicle, a vehicle platform, or a group of vehicle models.08-01-2013
20130197871PREDICTED VALUE CALCULATION METHOD AND DESIGN SUPPORT APPARATUS - A design support apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts component models having a connection relationship with a position specified inside a predetermined component model, from a plurality of component models that are hollow and are included in the three-dimensional model of a device to be designed, depending on whether each of the plurality of component models satisfies predetermined conditions on cross-sectional areas of the component models, and a calculation unit that calculates a predicted value of the acoustic characteristics of the component models extracted by the extraction unit.08-01-2013
20120296609Systems and methods for displaying a unified representation of performance related data - A system and method for displaying a unified representation of performance related data for a building are disclosed. The system includes a sensor network for collecting data in the building and a computing device for generating and displaying a unified representation of performance related data on a display. The performance related data may include the raw data collected by the sensor network or data generated by simulation programs based on the raw data collected by the sensor network. The computing device displays the performance related data in the context of a graphical representation of a three-dimensional model of the building as defined in a building information model (BIM). The computing device generates the graphical representation using an ambient occlusion rendering technique and then incorporates the performance related data either using a direct rendering technique or a transient geometry technique.11-22-2012
20120046917WIND ENERGY FORECASTING METHOD WITH EXTREME WIND SPEED PREDICTION FUNCTION - A wind energy forecasting method with extreme wind speed prediction function cooperated with a central computer, comprising the steps of: inputting a weather data which contains a numerical weather prediction data; implementing a modification with a first model output statistics; implementing a modification with a physical model in accordance with the output of the first model output statistics that can iteratively calculate the results by varying the angles of wind direction; implementing a modification with a second model output statistics; and implementing a prediction of extreme wind speed caused by typhoon, which comprises the following sub-steps of: using a wind and typhoon database to find track data of plural historical typhoons within a certain distance from a target typhoon; using an extreme wind and wind energy prediction tool to calculate at least one extreme wind speed in the future of the target typhoon and calculate the probability of occurring the extreme wind speed; and modifying the extreme wind speed with the physical model to the extreme wind speed at the position or height of a wind turbine.02-23-2012
20130204583IDENTIFYING FORCES ON A TOOTH - The present disclosure includes computing device related, systems, and methods for identifying force placed on a tooth are described herein. One method includes receiving initial orthodontic data (IOD) including teeth data; creating a virtual set of teeth from the IOD; receiving dental appliance information including at least one of dental appliance material properties and characteristics; virtually placing a dental appliance, formed from the dental appliance information, onto the virtual set of teeth; and determining one or more forces applied to the teeth based on information from the IOD and dental appliance information.08-08-2013
20130204584ONLINE FRAME LAYOUT TOOL - An online frame layout tool is provided that displays a plurality of wall shape parameter selections, displays predetermined frame layout options, in response to receiving a first wall shape parameter selection, each predetermined frame layout option including a representation of a plurality of frames having two or more frame images of different shapes and sizes being arranged in a predetermined pattern, and supplies one or more links to a retailer website, in response to receiving a selected predetermined frame layout option chosen from the predetermined frame layout options, the one or more links being related to information for purchasing one or more products represented by the two or more frame images included in the representation of the plurality of frames associated with the selected predetermined frame layout option.08-08-2013
20130204585Systems and Methods of Using Multiple Surrogate-based Parameter Selection of Anisotropic Kernels in Engineering Design Optimization - Methods of conducting design optimization of a product using multiple metamodels are described. First and the second metamodels are configured with common kernel function. Kernel width parameter is the output or result of the first metamodel while the second metamodel requires a set of substantially similar kernel width parameters defined a priori. Further, the second metamodel is configured with an anisotropic kernel. First and second metamodels are trained in two stages. In the first stage, kernel width parameters are obtained by fitting known responses (obtained in numerical simulations) into the first metamodel with one or more prediction trends. Additional kernel width parameter set is derived by algebraically combining the obtained kernel width parameters. The second metamodel is then trained by cross-validating with known responses using N trial sets of metamodel parameter values including the kernel width parameter values determined in the first stage along with various combinations of other parameters.08-08-2013
20130204586COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR DIGITALLY DESIGNING A DENTAL RESTORATION AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - Computer-implemented method for digitally designing a dental restoration for a rest tooth, wherein the rest tooth is described by data of the rest tooth and wherein a tooth template is described by data of the tooth template, wherein the method comprises the step of: automatically deforming the tooth template by means of Laplacian surface deformation such that a prepared part of the rest tooth is covered by a portion of the tooth template; obtaining axis data defining an axis; based on the obtained axis data, automatically generating a line going through a point, such as a vertex or a point inside a polygonal mesh, on the surface of the rest tooth or the tooth template, wherein the line orthogonally intersects the axis; and when the line intersects with the tooth template and with the surface of the rest tooth, automatically choosing the intersection point of the line with the tooth template as handle and the intersection point with the surface of the rest tooth as target; and automatically deforming the tooth template.08-08-2013
20120072180TIRE MOLD DESIGN METHOD TO MINIMIZE UNIQUE ANNULAR MOLD PARTS - A method of designing a tire mold is disclosed, including the steps of designing an initial tire mold that includes a total number of annular mold pitches that each have a circumferential pitch length, wherein each of the total number of annular mold pitches have complementary leading and trailing edges. Further, the method includes the step of determining an initial number of unique annular mold pitch lengths that include an initial number of unique annular mold parts where each unique annular mold pitch length comprises more than one annular mold part, and adjacent annular mold parts have complementary leading and trailing edges. Another step includes replacing at least one of the initial number of unique annular mold pitch lengths with at least two of an actual number of unique annular mold parts to design and produce a final tire mold including an actual number of unique annular mold pitch lengths equal to or less than the initial number of unique annular mold pitch lengths, and the actual number of unique annular mold parts is less than the initial number of unique annular mold parts. An addition step may include rotating at least one of the initial number of unique annular mold parts 03-22-2012
20120072179SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING CUSTOM FRAMING OF ARTWORK - The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method and computer program products for designing custom framework components for an image. The method includes receiving the image to be framed and determining if the image to be framed is to include a mat as one of the framework components. The method further includes determining if a molding is to be utilized as one of the framework components and resizing the framework components in proportion to the image to be framed.03-22-2012
20120072178ADJUSTING DENTAL PROSTHESES BASED ON SOFT TISSUE - Herein are provided methods, systems, computer-readable media, techniques and processes for adjusting dental prostheses based on soft tissue. These include allowing an operator to define the surface of a dental prosthesis, such as an abutment, that is proximal to the patient's gum relative to a 3D scan of the patient's gums. The operator can define the offset of that surface as well as the limits of that surface.03-22-2012
20120072177OCCLUSION ESTIMATION IN DENTAL PROSTHESIS DESIGN - Herein are provided methods, systems, computer-readable media, techniques and processes for occlusion estimation in dental prosthesis design. These include determining a first contact point between antagonist teeth, then simulating motion in order to determine additional contact points. Various of the determined contact points may not be used in the simulated motion, based on the simulated physics. When one or more predetermined stopping criteria have been met, then the contact points may be used to define the relative occlusal positions of antagonists. In some embodiments, sets of teeth in a bridge or crown, e.g., may be simulated as moving separately and a new state for each set of teeth may be determined.03-22-2012
20120078582Variational Modeling with Discovered Interferences - A system, method, and computer readable medium. A method includes receiving a geometric model in an initial state including at least a first feature and a second feature, at least one of the first and second features being a removal feature. The method includes detecting an interaction between the first and second features, and applying a dependency rule to the first feature and the second feature. The method includes performing a variational edit process including removing the first feature and the second feature according to the dependency rule. The method includes solving and recreating the edited model.03-29-2012
20120095732SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFECTIVE PLANNING, VISUALIZATION, AND OPTIMIZATION OF DENTAL RESTORATIONS - Disclosed is a method for planning, visualizing, and/or optimizing dental restoration on at least a part of the pre-prepared teeth of a patient, wherein said method comprises the steps of: 04-19-2012
20120095731METHOD FOR ANALYZING GROWTH OF VOID OF RESIN IN A POROUS MATERIAL - The present invention provides a method for analyzing growth of void of resin in a porous material which comprising the steps of inputting data of the shape of a porous material filled with a resin material, and dividing the shape of the porous material into three-dimensional solid elements; inputting physical properties of the porous material, and boundary conditions including a pressure that is applied to the porous material; obtaining a resin-density distribution in the porous material through fluid analysis using a database obtained by experimentally measuring in advance a temporal change in a volume of gas generated from the resin material and porous material during heating, changes in a compressive force and compressive displacement respectively occurring when the porous material impregnated with the resin is compressed, and a change in a flow resistance of the resin; and comprehensively grasping production, growth, and distribution of voids deriving from gas generation.04-19-2012
20120095730SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING AND DESIGNING AN ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE - According to various embodiments of the invention, systems and methods are provided for analyzing and designing architectural structures. Such embodiments may be utilized by architects as tools that assist in designing architectural structures that achieve specific design goals, such as those related to sustainability. For example, an embodiment may comprise a system that: (i) provides a sustainability analysis on an architectural structure design created using a computer-assisted design (CAD) tool, and then (ii) apples a design option to that design (e.g., changes to orientation of building on a project site, size of fenestrations on the structure, choice of wall insulation, etc.) to improve its sustainability. In addition, various embodiments may be accessed through a web-based platform, which provides a user with easier access and better collaboration between and among design team members.04-19-2012