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20130030779PREDICTIVE AND CLOSED LOOP CHANGE MANAGEMENT OR INNOVATION ACCEPTANCE PLATFORM - Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for accelerating or improving the success rate of a behavior change in an organization, group or community. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for accelerating or improving the success rate of a behavior change, the method including gathering primary and secondary relationship data of an informal network of individuals and behavior change constructs for a plurality of individuals within the informal network of individuals; performing social network analysis of the informal network; and performing statistical perception analysis of the individuals within the informal network. In an embodiment, the invention includes a system for accelerating or improving the success rate of a behavior change initiative in an organization, group or community. Other embodiments are also included herein.01-31-2013
20130030778Systems, Methods, and Apparatus for Predicting Impact on a Pipeline Delivery Infrastructure - Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for predicting impact on a pipeline delivery infrastructure. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided that can include simulating a pipeline delivery infrastructure; identifying one or more sections in the infrastructure; and forecasting an impact of the infrastructure based on one or more modifications to the infrastructure or on one or more new demand points wherein the forecasting comprises estimating pressures in each of identified one or more sections.01-31-2013
20130030781PROCESSING STIMULATION METHOD, DEVICE FOR THE SAME, AND PROGRAM FOR CAUSING A COMPUTER TO EXECUTE THE METHOD - When a material shape model is separated in shear through processing, a shape model of a material in a state of being suspended remains in mid-air, and thus, interference is detected excessively. In order to prevent the excessive detection of interference, in a processing simulation method for generating a shape model of a processed material from a shape model of a material and a shape model of a tool processing area which is defined from a shape model of the tool and a movement path of the tool, the shape model of the material being separated into a plurality of shapes by processing is detected; a material shape to be cut-off is extracted from the separated material shapes; and the extracted material shape to be cut-off is excluded from subject of simulation.01-31-2013
20130030780Methods, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Simulating a Scenario by Updating Events Over a Time Window Including the Past, Present, and Future - A scenario is simulated by providing an agent that is an object in the scenario, providing a time window for the scenario that spans the farthest reachable past time and the farthest reachable future time with respect to a present time for the agent and/or at least one player that interacts with the simulated scenario, providing at least one event that represents a change in at least one attribute of the agent, and updating a state of the scenario by applying the at least one event to the agent within the time window.01-31-2013
20130030777Cluster 3D Petrophysical Uncertainty Modeling - Reservoir properties or attributes such as water saturation, porosity and permeability are determined directly at each cell of a three dimensional grid of a subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir. Input parameters based on original data from petrophysical measurements and other attributes of the reservoir and its subsurface features are generated over a range of uncertainties for the individual cells. The predicted input parameters for the individual cells are provided as processing inputs for petrophysical algorithms. The input parameters at different measures of possible uncertainties for the cells of the reservoir are processed using cluster computers to determine on a cell-by-cell basis a number of possible scenarios or results for the reservoir attributes of interest. The determinations made for the different scenarios can then be assembled as postulated models for sections of interest of the reservoir grid, and the postulated models evaluated to more accurately obtain reservoir attributes over the reservoir, even for areas where no well intersects the reservoir.01-31-2013
20100161297METHOD 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.06-24-2010
20090150130SOFTWARE SYSTEMS FOR DEVELOPMENT, CONTROL, PROGRAMMING, SIMULATION, AND EMULATION OF FIXED AND RECONFIGURABLE LAB-ON-A-CHIP DEVICES - A software system for development, control, programming, simulation, and emulation of fixed, software-configurable, software-reconfigurable, and software-controlled Lab-on-a-chip (“LoC”) devices. Files may be used to specify LoC configurations for models, emulation, and fabrication, and scripts can be implemented to control numerical simulations as well as physical emulations of modeled LoC devices. Other features include a control software design tool, fabrication design systems, and an authoring/editing tool for specification files. In some cases, an active data visualization system provides visualizations of real-time data generated by past and current simulations and emulations.06-11-2009
20130211805Distribution Wide Estimated Risk Scoring to Decrease the Probability of Covariate Imbalances Adversely Affecting Randomized Trial Outcomes - In certain situations, such as clinical trials, random or semi-random trials may be used to evaluate an outcome of interest. The outcome of such randomized trials may be affected by variables known as “covariates” which, individually or in combination, interact with the underlying subject matter under study. When designing such a trial, it may be important to select an appropriate randomization scheme so that covariates of interest are evenly distributed among test groups. The present application provides a scoring system to compare the effectiveness of randomization schemes in decreasing the probability that covariates of interest will be imbalanced. Furthermore, methods, mediums, and systems are described herein for choosing a randomization scheme in order to improve the quality and predictive value of a randomized study.08-15-2013
20090018805Optically selective coatings for plant tissues - The present invention provides optically selective coatings for plant tissues, such as agricultural products. The coatings are designed to transmit a desired spectrum of light, while preventing harmful intensities of radiation in given wavelength ranges from damaging the plant tissues. For example, a coating may be tailored to perform as a low-pass filter preferentially allowing shorter wavelengths to penetrate the coating, a high-pass filter preferentially passing longer wavelengths, or a band-pass filter, preferentially passing visible light to the plant tissues while minimizing the penetration of ultraviolet and infrared light. An exemplary embodiment comprises making an optically selective coating by determining a desired transmission spectrum for the coating, then calculating the film properties (such as thickness, particle size, and/or index of refraction, for example) of one or more materials to obtain the desired transmission spectrum for the film to be applied to the surface to be protected.01-15-2009
20130046525Use Adaptation of Schedule for Multi-Vehicle Ground Processing Operations - A method of controlling outdoor ground processing operations of two or more work vehicles (02-21-2013
20090299711Physically Realistic Computer Simulation of Medical Procedures - An apparatus for interfacing the movement of a shaft with a computer includes a support, a gimbal mechanism having two degrees of freedom, and three electromechanical transducers. When a shaft is engaged with the gimbal mechanism, it can move with three degrees of freedom in a spherical coordinate space, where each degree of freedom is sensed by one of the three transducers. A fourth transducer can be used to sense rotation of the shaft around an axis.12-03-2009
20090192772OPERATION SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR PLANT CONSTRUCTION - An operation simulation system for plant construction, in which operating expense in a construction operation is calculated based on crane type determined by a command input; the expense to construct foundation is calculated based on the foundation placement on which the determined crane is put; the operating expense is calculated based on a period during which an operation is carried out; the expense to temporarily place the installation object is calculated based on the specifications of the installation object before the installation; the installation operation expense is calculated based on an installation milestone reflecting a due date of the installation object; the total necessary expense is calculated based on all the expenses calculated; the total necessary expense is analyzed and evaluated; and the command input is adjusted by reflecting the results of an evaluation analysis so that the value of the command input falls within ranges set in mutually.07-30-2009
20090192771Analysis supporting apparatus, analysis supporting method, and analysis supporting program - An analysis supporting apparatus that supports a product analyzing operation, includes a model-data generating unit that generates model data regarding an analysis model of an analysis target component in association with component hierarchy data representing a hierarchy of components forming an analysis target product; a model-data updating unit that reflects results of an analyzing process in the model data; and a verifying unit that verifies the progress of the operation and data consistency based on the model data.07-30-2009
20090192770Analysis supporting apparatus, analysis supporting method, and analysis supporting program - An analysis supporting apparatus that supports a product analyzing operation includes a model-data generating unit that generates model data regarding an analysis model of an analysis target component in association with component hierarchy data representing a hierarchy of components forming an analysis target product; a model-data updating unit that reflects results of an analyzing process in the model data; and a calorific-value summing unit that sums analysis information regarding the analysis target product based on the model data stored in associated with the component hierarchy data.07-30-2009
20110196659RECONFIGURING A MODEL - Reconfiguring a model [08-11-2011
20110196658METHOD FOR TESTING THE BEHAVIOR OF A PROCESS INSTALLATION - A method for testing the behavior of a process plant as a function of the signals of a sensor, wherein the process plant includes at least one measuring chain with a measurement transmitter, which converts the sensor signal and outputs a measured value, and which has at least one sensor interface for connection of the sensor, wherein the method includes steps as follows: connecting a sensor simulator to the sensor interface for forming a test arrangement; selecting, by means of an input function on the measurement transmitter, a sensor signal to be simulated or a sequence of sensor signals to be simulated; transmitting from the measurement transmitter to the sensor simulator a selection signal corresponding to the selected sensor signal to be simulated or the selected sequence of sensor signals to be simulated; and transmitting from the sensor simulator to the measurement transmitter a simulated sensor signal assigned to the selection signal or a sequence of simulated sensor signals assigned to the selection signal.08-11-2011
20100049488METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODELING LIGHT - A method and system for modeling light in time and space are provided. The method and system of the present disclosure collect light readings, e.g., on a motion picture set, at different positions and times to build a light model to be used for visual effects (VFX) compositing. The light model represents the light distribution across space and/or time for a predetermined physical space. Using the light model, the lighting can then be predicted or interpolated at intermediate or other positions and/or times for which no specific light readings were obtained. The light models can be used for rendering objects (e.g., natural or CG elements) in a scene as if they were in that space.02-25-2010
20130211804SIMULATION APPARATUS, SIMULATION METHOD AND A NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A simulation apparatus is provided with means for obtaining shape data expressing a simulation object, means for storing a constraint condition for a simulation in association with each type of object, means for storing, for each of one or more evaluation items for evaluating an object having an arbitrary shape satisfying the constraint condition, a procedure of a coupled analysis using one or more simulation means related to the evaluation item, means for accepting a type and an evaluation item for an object, means for reading out a procedure of a coupled analysis corresponding to the evaluation item based on the accepted evaluation item for the object, and means for reading out a constraint condition for an object corresponding to the accepted type and giving the constraint condition to the shape data to execute the coupled analysis in accordance with the procedure of the coupled analysis.08-15-2013
20100049486Systems and Methods for Simulating Plant Operations - Embodiments of methods and systems of a system for simulating a plant are provided. According to one exemplary embodiment of the invention, there is disclosed a system for simulating a plant. The system may include a controller including plant operation logic for executing control commands to the plant. The system may further include a simulator in communication with the controller, where the simulator may consist of high bandwidth hardware having at least one high bandwidth model of at least a first plant behavior. The simulator may also consist of at least one processor with at least one low bandwidth model of at least a second plant behavior.02-25-2010
20100049485SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING EFFECTIVENESS OF DISTRIBUTING EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN THE EVENT OF DISASTERS - A computer-implemented method and system in one embodiment estimate the effectiveness of a dispensing plan of emergency supplies during disasters or in like scenarios, by simulating a flow of emergency supplies in a multi-echelon supply chain, dynamics of victims and progression of disaster. The performance metrics estimated in one embodiment include, but not limited to, overall coverage of distribution, inventory of supplies (e.g., shortage and surplus) and utilization of resources (e.g., shortage and surplus).02-25-2010
20110202326MODELING SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONDITIONS IN A VOXEL DATABASE - A set of digital products of a real-world volumetric space comprising a population of humans can be received. The digital products can be analyzed to determine a set of social characteristics and cultural conditions for the population. The determined social characteristics and cultural conditions can be stored in a voxel database. The social characteristics and cultural characteristics can be recorded with geospatial metrics for the real-world volumetric space in which they occurred. A computer model can be generated for a geospatially bound simulation space from the voxel database data. The computer model can include the social characteristics and cultural characteristics of the geospatially bound simulation space. The computer model can be used by a simulation device to model behavior of a simulated culturally linked population corresponding to the population for the real-world volumetric space.08-18-2011
20110202325Methods and Systems for Dynamic Wrinkle Prediction - Systems and methods for predicting a dynamic wrinkle property are provided. In one embodiment, a method of predicting a dynamic wrinkle property of a material for incorporation with an upholstered article includes selecting a plurality of material property categories and determining a material property for each selected material property category of a material. A dynamic wrinkle factor is assigned for each material property category based at least in part on the material property associated with the material property category. A dynamic wrinkle weight value is applied to each dynamic wrinkle factor to generate a weighted dynamic wrinkle factor for each material property category. The method further includes determining a predicted dynamic wrinkle score based at least in part on the weighted dynamic wrinkle factors and altering one or more material properties of the material if the predicted dynamic wrinkle score is below a benchmark value.08-18-2011
20100076737INFERRING SYSTEM-LEVEL PROPERTIES - The present disclosure includes methods, devices, and systems for inferring system-level properties. One or more embodiments include generating a constraint model based on a system model having a number of components at different levels of abstraction and on a number of verified component properties. The constraint model can include a number of mission constraints modeling one or more mission requirements, a number of system constraints modeling one or more system-level properties, mid a number of component constraints modeling one Or more component properties. One or more embodiments can include analyzing the constraint model with a constraint solver to determine whether one or more particular system-level properties can be inferred from the constraint model.03-25-2010
20130080130REQUIREMENTS FRAMEWORK - A computing device may be configured to interact with a requirement object using an object-based requirements framework. The computing device may further provide a design to the object-based requirements framework. The design may comply with design criteria of the object-based requirements framework. The computing device may also determine whether the design complies with the requirement object. The determining may be based on the interacting, and may produce a result.03-28-2013
20130080129MULTI-COMPONENT MODEL ENGINEERING - Multi-component model engineering is described, for example, to model multi-component dynamical systems in which the true underlying processes are incompletely understood such as the Earth's biosphere, whole organisms, biological cells, the immune system, and anthropogenic systems such as agricultural systems, and economic systems. In an embodiment individual component models are linked together and associated with empirical data observed from the system being modeled in a consistent, repeatable manner. For example, a model component, its links with data, its outputs, and its links with other model components, are specified in a format to be passed directly to inference routines which use an inference engine to infer the most likely parameters of the multi-component model given subsets of the empirical data. The inferred parameter values take the form of a probability distribution representing the degree of uncertainty in most likely parameter. An embodiment describes ways of identifying model components for revising.03-28-2013
20130080131PROCESS SIMULATION UTILIZING COMPONENT-SPECIFIC CONSUMPTION DATA - Methods and apparatuses are provided for simulating components and processes using discrete, variable-granularity, component-specific data relating to energy consumption or other sustainability factors. Simulations can be analyzed and optimized to facilitate forecasting of sustainability factors and determine advantageous modifications to the components or processes.03-28-2013
20130085732METHOD FOR SIMULATING DEFORMATION OF RUBBER COMPOUND WITH FILLER PARTICLES - A computerized method for simulating deformation of a rubber compound with filler particles comprises: a step in which a pseudo-two-dimensional rubber compound model of the rubber compound is generated; a step in which a deformation calculation is performed by the use of the pseudo-two-dimensional rubber compound model; and a step in which a necessary physical quantity is acquired from the deformation calculation. The pseudo-two-dimensional rubber compound model comprises a model of a rubber matrix and a plurality of models of filler particles. The pseudo-two-dimensional rubber compound model has a small thickness and has the same cross section in succession in the thickness direction.04-04-2013
20130085731METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTIPLE-DOMAIN INVERSION OF COLLECTED DATA - Methods and computing systems for multiple-domain inversion are disclosed to enhance subsurface region evaluation. In one embodiment, three or more datasets corresponding to a subterranean region are received, wherein at least one of the datasets is a magnetic dataset; and the three or more datasets are jointly inverted to generate at least a velocity model that corresponds to at least a first part of the subterranean region, and a susceptibility model that corresponds to at least the first part of the subterranean region, wherein the velocity model and the susceptibility model are correlated.04-04-2013
20130035916DYNAMIC OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE FOR CROWD SIMULATION USING LANE COORDINATES - One embodiment of the invention sets forth a technique for avoiding collisions between agents traversing different lanes of a multi-lane path in a crowd simulation. A perception data structure is maintained per agent that keeps track of the speeds and locations of neighboring agents in the crowd simulation. At each frame, the perception data structure corresponding to a particular agent is analyzed to identify any projected collisions. If the perception data structure indicates that the agent is projected to collide with another agent, then a collision avoidance operation is executed to avoid the collision.02-07-2013
20100131254USE OF TAXONOMIZED ANALYTICS REFERENCE MODEL - The composition of a data-driven analytics model that includes at least an analytical modeling component that defines analytical relationships between the model parameters using multiple analytical relations. The analytical modeling component uses the analytical relations to identify which of the model parameters are known and which are unknown, and solves for the identified unknown model parameter(s). The analytics modeling component also includes an analytics taxonomy in which the analytical relations are categorized into related analytics categories. Navigation through the analytics taxonomy assists in the composition of an analytics model. The analytics taxonomy may, but need not, be domain specific.05-27-2010
20120265504SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXPLORING AND UTILIZING SOLUTIONS TO CYBER-PHYSICAL ISSUES IN A SANDBOX - Methods and arrangements for accommodating and synthesizing data for seeking broad-based solutions to complex problems. Logical models with respect to infrastructure in a first location are created. System-level models are created with respect to the logical models, and simulations are performed on the system-level models to verify expected behavior. Feedback is employed from the performed simulations to forecast changes in the system-level models.10-18-2012
20130041643METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING OCCUPANT SCHEDULES - Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the modeling of building occupant behavior. An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for generating interdependent schedules in an occupant simulation model. Within schedules generated in accordance with the present invention may be included activities that require the attendance of other occupants. Disclosed are methods for distributing multi-occupant activities among other occupants of a building. In another embodiment of the present invention, personas are used to generate simulated occupant schedules from a limited number of real-world occupant surveys. Characteristics of the real-world schedules are manipulated so as to fit desired characteristics. Multiple persona models are disclosed.02-14-2013
20100042391WAVEFORM INVERSION IN LAPLACE-FOURIER DOMAIN - Disclosed are an apparatus and method for visualizing subsurface velocity structure by processing signals through waveform inversion in the Laplace-Fourier domain, and a recording medium storing a program for implementing the method. A receiver receives a seismic signal from a target region, and a signal processor processes the seismic signal to generate image data for visualizing the subsurface structure of the target region. The signal processor performs the waveform inversion in the Laplace-Fourier domain, thereby obtaining a velocity model similar to an true structure of the target region.02-18-2010
20100042390Method and apparatus for designing any-to-any optical signal-to-noise ratio in optical networks - Optical regeneration is expensive to implement and maintain. A method or corresponding apparatus in an example embodiment of the present invention enables a user to plan an optical regeneration in a network with a reduction of optical regeneration compared to unplanned deployment. An optical regeneration planning tool according to an example embodiment of the present invention can graphically display a representation of a network topology with optical regeneration sites and enable the user to plan optical regenerations at a subset of the sites as a function of characteristics of models of optical network elements and paths within the network topology. Through use of the optical regeneration planning tool, a service provider can save on network deployment and future servicing of optical regeneration equipment.02-18-2010
20100042388COMPUTATION EFFICIENCY BY DIFFRACTION ORDER TRUNCATION - A method for improving computation efficiency for diffraction signals in optical metrology is described. The method includes simulating a set of diffraction orders for a three-dimensional structure. The diffraction orders within the set of diffraction orders are then prioritized. The set of diffraction orders is truncated to provide a truncated set of diffraction orders based on the prioritizing. Finally, a simulated spectrum is provided based on the truncated set of diffraction orders.02-18-2010
20100042386METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATION BY DISCRETE ELEMENT MODELING AND SUPPORTING CUSTOMISABLE PARTICLE PROPERTIES - One embodiment of the invention provides a computer-implemented simulation system for discrete element modeling. The system comprises discrete elements corresponding to objects or particles, where each particle has a predefined set of properties. The system further has an interface for receiving at least one behaviour model for applying to the particles, and supports receipt from the at least one model of one or more custom properties for the particles. The system is responsive to receipt of the one or more custom properties to extend the discrete elements to contain both the predefined set of properties and the one or more custom properties for the particles. The system is operable to perform a simulation using discrete element modeling by applying the at least one behaviour model to the particles and to update accordingly values of the predefined and custom properties. The values of the custom particle properties are stored with the default (built-in) particle property values and can be analysed and visualised in the same way as the default property values.02-18-2010
20100042392PLATED FILM THICKNESS CALCULATING METHOD AND PLATED FILM THICKNESS CALCULATING DEVICE - A computer readable recording medium stores therein a plated film thickness calculating program for a semiconductor integrated circuit producing process in which a plating treatment, a polishing treatment and an over-polishing treatment are performed. The plated film thickness calculating program performing a process includes simulating the plating treatment of plating the surface of the substrate for a given thickness of the conductor; calculating a thickness of the conductor to be removed by the polishing treatment until at least a part of the plateaus appears; calculating a maximum thickness of the conductor to be remained on any part of the plateaus after performing the polishing treatment; and repeating the simulating, the thickness calculation and the maximum thickness calculation by changing the given thickness until a minimum of the given thickness is determined in which the maximum thickness of the remaining conductor becomes less than a predetermined level.02-18-2010
20100042389Self-cleaning submerged instrumentation - Techniques and apparatus inhibit, limit, or remove biofouling and certain inorganic accumulations, to increase the longevity of accurate in-situ oceanographic and other underwater measurements and transducing processes. The invention deters formation of an initial bacterial layer and other precipitation, without harming the environment. The invention integrates an ultrasonic source into a sensor or other device, or its supporting structures. The ultrasonic source vibrates one or more critical surfaces of the device at a frequency and amplitude that dislodge early accumulations, thus preventing the rest of the fouling sequence. The ultrasonic driver is activated for short periods and low duty cycles, and in some cases preferably while the device is not operating.02-18-2010
20100042385HOLE QUERY FOR FUNCTIONAL COVERAGE ANALYSIS - Functional coverage techniques during design verification using cross-product coverage models and hole analysis are enhanced by the use of coverage queries. After running a test suite, a core set of non-covered events is specified. A coverage query is then automatically constructed and executed on the test results to identify a hole in the functional coverage that satisfies conditions of the coverage query and includes the core set. The results of the query are presented as a simplified view of the coverage of the events in the cross-product space. Use of coverage queries allows a verification team to focus on specific areas of interest in the coverage space and to deal practically with highly complex coverage models. It also avoids the burden of producing and evaluating complete hole analysis reports.02-18-2010
20120185224SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATERIAL LIFE PREDICTION - Included are embodiments for predicting an expected life of a pliable material. Some embodiments of a method include modeling, by a computing device, the pliable material and simulating strain on the pliable material, wherein simulating strain on the pliable material includes creating a strain results file. Similarly, some embodiments of the method include identifying, from the strain results file, a point of strain energy density on the pliable material, accessing a life prediction curve associated with the pliable material to determine a material file, and creating a strain-material file by combining the strain results file and the material file. Still some embodiments of the method include executing software to predict the expected life of the pliable material and predicting the expected life of the pliable material.07-19-2012
20130046522PHYSICS-INSPIRED UP SAMPLING FOR CLOTH SIMULATION - A technique for physically-based cloth simulation uses linear upsampling operators. The upsampling operators enrich the appearance of a coarse mesh physical cloth simulation. The technique starts by pre-computing the upsampling operators using a pair of coarse and fine training simulations aligned with tracking constraints using harmonic test functions. Then the upsampling operators are trained using a novel regularization technique that enables mid-scale detail learning without over-fitting. Oscillatory modes may be introduced to add dynamic details not captured by the coarse mesh simulation alone. Trained upsampling operators can then be advantageously applied to coarse mesh simulations of cloth to add realistic detail to the cloth in real-time three-dimensional applications.02-21-2013
20130046524METHOD FOR MODELING A RESERVOIR BASIN - A methodology improves the modeling of a geologic region, such as a hydrocarbon-bearing basin. The methodology comprises processing data to create a heterogeneous earth model based on a variety of data on material properties across the geologic region. The heterogeneous earth model is employed in combination with a stratigraphic model in a manner which creates a high resolution geologic-stratigraphic model. The high resolution geologic-stratigraphic model is useful for improving the analysis of hydrocarbon-bearing basins and other geologic regions.02-21-2013
20130046523Endoscope Simulator - The Invention provides a method of determining a position of an object in a virtual environment and for assessing a performance in the movement of said object. Preferred embodiments provide an improved endoscope simulator and means for assessing performance in the use of an endoscope.02-21-2013
20090043552INTERACTIVE SIMULATION - Patent systems are often justified by assumptions that inventive activity will be spurred by the prospect of patent protection, leading to the accrual of greater societal benefits than would be possible under non-patent systems. One way to test this hypothesis is experimentally to simulate the behavior of inventors and licensees, in particular, and society, in general, under conditions approximating patent and non-patent systems. By measuring differences in a metric representing societal benefit, it is possible to make direct quantitative comparisons between such alternative systems. The simulation is simulating all parameters in the patent system, useful for economists, social scientists, IP professionals, students, attorneys, business people, and government planners, among others.02-12-2009
20090043551Enhanced Tessellated Conflict Space Data Fusion Process - A process of data fusion in potential conflict situations that provides, for the first time, a sound basis for Situation and Impact Assessment, leading to the ability to generate actionable plans and decisions. It uses a uniform representation method for relating time varying objects mapped onto a multi-dimensional space, whether these objects' properties can be either wholly determined or determined only in part. The method provides the best prediction of potential conflicts based on the data and background information available. The method is computationally tractable and scalable. The information generated can be re-used with changed assumptions and alternative courses of action.02-12-2009
20090319240SIMULATION APPARATUS, SIMULATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT - A simulation apparatus performs a plurality of simulations, each at a different time step interval, in parallel. The simulation apparatus calculates results of the simulations based on a plurality of execute objects operating at different time steps specified by a user. The simulation apparatus stores the results of the processed simulations in a shared table, and outputs the results to a visualizing apparatus. The simulation apparatus determines whether the shared table stores simulation data more accurate than processed simulation data. If the processed simulation data is more accurate, the simulation apparatus writes the simulation data to the shared table, and outputs the simulation data to the visualizing apparatus.12-24-2009
20090319238SIMULATION SCORING SYSTEMS - Simulation scoring systems including software, methods of use, and related methods that provide for simulating and scoring of aircraft flight and other missions, particularly where such simulating is purely electronic and particularly where such scoring is objective and particularly where such scoring has a plurality of gradations, as to distinguish a plurality of skill levels.12-24-2009
20090306948VOLUME SIMULATION - Systems and methods for simulating ballistic motion on an animated object by continuously defining rest poses of the animation object in a motion simulator. Tetrahedral finite element simulation may be used with control mechanisms that target the simulation pose towards the animation. A simulation mesh is generated for two or more animated poses based on a first simulation mesh corresponding to a first pose of the animated object. The simulation meshes of the two or more animated poses are provided to a simulator for use by the simulator such that in the absence of external force and acceleration the simulator output approximates the animated poses. Embodiments of the present invention are particularly useful for fleshy, blobby animation objects such as human characters, although the techniques can be used for other objects having different characteristics.12-10-2009
20090105999METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR IMPLEMENTING IMPORTATION AND CONVERGING SYSTEM DEFINITIONS DURING PLANNING PHASE FOR LOGICAL PARTITION (LPAR) SYSTEMS - Hardware and partition information of an existing LPAR system is collected and stored in a first system plan file. The first system plan file is applied to a partition planning tool. The partition planning tool identifies hardware to be reused in a second LPAR system and filters hardware to be excluded from the second LPAR system. The partition planning tool creates a plan for the second LPAR system using the identified hardware to be reused and the partition information. The created plan for the second LPAR system is applied to a partition deployment tool to partition the second LPAR system. The created plan for the second LPAR system is used to move and place hardware to be reused in the second LPAR system.04-23-2009
20120191431AUTONOMOUS LOADING - This invention concerns autonomous loading, that is autonomously dumping material one load at a time into a receptacle until it is full. In particular the invention involves a control method and system for the dumping equipment that performs one or more operational cycles, each of which involves: Positioning a dumping point of the loading equipment at a predetermined location above a receptacle to be loaded. And, dumping a quantity of material having less than or equal to a known volume into the receptacle from the dumping point. Wherein, the control method comprises the steps of: Simulating the effect of dumping the volume, using the material's repose angle, from various locations above the receptacle. Comparing the result of dumping at each location with a template representing an ideally filled receptacle. And, selecting the location of the dumping point according to the results of the comparison. The invention can be applied to any type of mining machine, including rotating equipment such as rope shovels, and other types of machines such as a draglines, excavators or conveyers.07-26-2012
20120191430Design Assistant Tool - A design assistant tool may automatically generate a functional design diagram representative of a system based on a processed requirements specification including a plurality of processed requirement statements and use cases. The design assistant tool may apply heuristic rules to the processed requirement statements and/or the processed use cases to determine various components of a functional design diagram. The design assistant tool may generate a technical design module based on the functional design diagram. The design assistant tool may allow various aspects of the functional design diagram to be modified to generate the technical design diagram.07-26-2012
20130073271STATIC FAULT TREE ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD FROM SYSTEM MODELS - The present invention is a system for static fault tree analysis from system models comprising: system configuration input unit that inputs system configurations and top events of the systems to be analyzed; system model library that stores a set of system architecture models and component error models; and fault tree analyzer that analyzes fault trees of the system from the top events in terms of decomposition rules defined in the component error models. The system configurations and top events are instances of the system architecture models and the fault events of the component error models stored in the system model library, respectively. The system architecture models delimit classification of and definitions of physical and semantic relations between different components. The component error models define different fault events of components and their Boolean logic relationships called decomposition rules which cover both functional and sequential dependencies for fault tree analysis.03-21-2013
20130073270SIMULATION APPARATUS AND SIMULATION METHOD - A computer-readable medium stores a magnetic substrate simulation program causing a computer to execute a process that includes calculating an effective magnetic field for each area of an element in the magnetic substrate, when magnetization of each area changes and based on a magnetic field generated from magnetic energy in each area and a rate of change of magnetization working in a direction inhibiting change in the average magnetization of the areas; obtaining for each area and based on the calculated effective magnetic fields and magnetization of each area, changes in magnetization and calculating for each area, magnetization after the changes; judging based on magnetization of each area before and after the changes, whether magnetization in the element converges; and storing a combination of the average magnetization of the areas for which magnetization in the given element converges and a static magnetic field based on the average magnetization.03-21-2013
20130060545INCREMENTAL FORMAL VERIFICATION - Method, apparatus, and product for performing incremental formal verification. A computer-implemented method performed by a computerized device. The method comprises: obtaining invariants with respect to a first model; determining a portion of the invariants that are invariants with respect to a second model, and utilizing the portion of the invariants to check that the second model holds a property.03-07-2013
20130060546VISUAL MODELING LANGUAGE FOR REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING - A method for generating a computer model representing constraints and desired functions for generating a product or service includes receiving user-selected items including requirements, features, dangers, goals, processes, stakeholders, or objects that are defined by a predetermined meta-model. A data element for each of the selected items received from the user is added to the computer model. A relationship is defined between the data element of the data elements and the defined relationships between the data elements are added to the computer model. The meta-model defines relationships between requirements and features, requirements and dangers, and requirements and goals. A graphical notation library defines a unique descriptive icon for each class of the selected items received from the user.03-07-2013
20090119077Use of simulation to generate predictions pertaining to a manufacturing facility - In one embodiment, a method for using simulation to predict the future of a manufacturing facility includes obtaining data pertaining to the current state of the manufacturing facility, and building a simulation model based on the obtained data. The method may further include identifying a time horizon defining a point of time in the future, performing a simulation run for the time horizon using the simulation model to predict the state of the manufacturing facility at the future point of time, and storing the resulting predictions in a database.05-07-2009
20090299710VIRTUAL PETROLEUM SYSTEM - A method of modeling a salt history for a geologic region containing a salt formation includes defining initial geometry of salt volume and sediment volume in three dimensions, changing geometry of the salt top and maintain the geometries of a top of the sediment and a base of the salt formation for a plurality of time steps, and for each change of geometry, conserving a volume of salt and a volume of sediment. The method includes initially constraining a geometry of the base of the salt during the changing geometry of the salt and sediment volumes, modeling geological activity in the geologic region and modifying the base of the salt formation during a time of the time steps, and modifying the volumes in accordance with the modeled geological activity.12-03-2009
20090276198Modeling Conductive Patterns Using An Effective Model - A model of a sample with a periodic or non-periodic pattern of conductive and transparent materials is produced based on the effect that the pattern has on TE polarized incident light. The model of the pattern may include a uniform film of the transparent material and an underlying uniform film of the conductive material. When the pattern has periodicity in two directions, the model may include a uniform film of the transparent material and an underlying portion that based on the physical characteristics of the periodic pattern in the TM polarization direction. When the sample includes an underlying periodic pattern that is orthogonal to the top periodic pattern, the sample may be modeled by modeling the physical characteristics of the top periodic pattern and the effect of the bottom periodic pattern. The model may be stored and used to determine a characteristic of the sample.11-05-2009
20090271160Composite assets for use in multiple simulation environments - One of a plurality of description elements for a scenario is attached to a composite asset. The composite asset comprises one or more data sets. Each data set is associated with a simulation. And, a simulation asset is generated for a scenario based at least in part on the composite asset.10-29-2009
20090192773MODIFYING A MAGNIFIED FIELD MODEL - An example method of modifying a model of a field includes presenting a representation of field data in a first window and receiving a selection of a portion of the representation of the field data. The method further includes presenting the portion of the representation in a second window, creating a magnified portion, where the representation and the magnified portion are presented concurrently. The method further includes receiving a request to modify the field data presented in the magnified portion, modifying the field data based on the request, and based on the modified field data, updating the magnified portion and the representation to obtain a modified magnified portion and a modified representation, respectively. The method further includes concurrently presenting the modified magnified portion in the second window and the modified representation in the first window.07-30-2009
20130066610NETWORK PLANNING TOOL - Various embodiments provide a network planning tool comprising one or more memory storage areas containing data related to a plurality of transportation networks, and one or more computer processors configured to: receive input data comprising one or more modifications to one or more parameters associated with the plurality of transportation networks; retrieve at least a portion of the data contained in the one or more memory storage areas; validate the input data against the portion of data retrieved from the one or more memory storage areas, the validating comprising at least calculating one or more impacts to the integrated flow model based at least in part upon the received input data; and calculate, based at least in part upon the identified one or more impacts, one or more updated flow models for the plurality of transportation networks. Associated computer program products and computer-implemented methods are also provided.03-14-2013
20130066609SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS - A method to electronically create, store, validate, exercise with and view dynamic Emergency Response Plans (ERP) is provided. The system employs a local computer-based constructive simulation application (03-14-2013
20130066608ROLE-PLAY SIMULATION ENGINE - A coordination processor receives data from a simulated role-play environment. Further, the coordination processor composes an instruction to a performer to perform an action in the simulated role-play environment. In addition, the instruction is sent to an interface that provides the instruction to the performer.03-14-2013
20130066611DRIVING MODEL CREATING APPARATUS AND DRIVING SUPPORT APPARATUS - Provided is a driving model creating apparatus that can create a more desirable driving model for practical use, even when creating the driving model on the basis of driving track records, and a driving support apparatus that can execute a more appropriate driving support based on the driving model. The driving model creating apparatus creates a driving model for indicating the driving state of a vehicle (03-14-2013
20120116739Infrared Microspectroscopy for Intact Fibers - Methods and a non-transient computer medium embodying computer readable code for extracting bulk spectroscopic properties of a particle. A forward model is built of an optical field focused on, and interacting with, the particle, where the forward model parameterized in terms of at least one geometrical characteristic of the particle. The particle, which may be a filamentary material, is illuminated with an incident optical field having a spectral range. Either a transmitted or scattered optical field is detected in a far-field zone as a function of wavenumber to obtain a measured spectrum. The measured spectrum is inverted to recover the imaginary part of the complex refractive index of the particle.05-10-2012
20080270091SCALING METHOD FOR FAST MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF DIFFUSE REFLECTANCE SPECTRA FROM MULTI-LAYERED TURBID MEDIA AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING SAME TO DETERMINE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MULTI-LAYERED TURBID MEDIUM FROM MEASURED DIFFUSE REFLECTANCE - The presently disclosed subject matter relates to multilayered scaling methods that allow for implementation of fast Monte Carlo simulations of diffuse reflectance from multilayered turbid media. The disclosed methods employ photon trajectory information provided by only a single baseline simulation, from which the diffuse reflectance can be computed for a wide range of optical properties in a multilayered turbid medium. A convolution scheme is also incorporated to calculate diffuse reflectance for specific fiber-optic probe geometries. Also provided are systems for fast Monte Carlo simulation of diffuse reflectance of a multilayered turbid medium to rapidly determine diffuse reflectance for the multilayered turbid medium with known optical properties and for using the scaled diffuse reflectance to determine optical properties of a turbid medium having unknown optical properties.10-30-2008
20090012761 Runtime Program Regression Analysis Tool for a Simulation Engine - A system is disclosed that provides a goal based learning system utilizing a rule based expert training system to provide a cognitive educational experience. The system provides the user with a simulated environment that presents a business opportunity to understand and solve optimally. Mistakes are noted and remedial educational material presented dynamically to build the necessary skills that a user requires for success in the business endeavor. Multiple “correct” answers are integrated into the learning system to allow individualized learning experiences in which navigation through the system is at a pace controlled by the learner. A robust business model provides support for realistic activities and allows a user to experience real world consequences for their actions and decisions and entails realtime decision-making and synthesis of the educational material. The system includes tools for analysis, logging and display of regression analysis information for a presentation as it is presented.01-08-2009
20080294400Electronic system with simulated sense perception and method of providing simulated sense perception - A method of providing sense perception to an electronic system includes capturing a plurality of data sets, each data set representing an observation of a scene from a different perspective, comparing the data sets to one another to identify invariants in the data sets, comparing the invariants of the data sets to identify objects including the invariants, and outputting data indicative of the identified objects and invariants. The different perspectives can be temporal (e.g., time sequenced), positional (e.g., movement of sensors), or can exhibit some other difference in perspective. The data sets can include data indicative of optical images, sound, and/or any other type of sensory data. In that example, the invariants are data representations of color patches in an optical image. In a particular method, the data sets include data indicative of at least three different types of sense perceptions including, but not limited to, acoustical, optical, and pressure.11-27-2008
20080294399HUMAN BEHAVIORAL MODELING AND SIMULATION FRAMEWORK - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for simulating human behavior. Source code, written in a language for predicting human behavior, is located on a storage system in a network data processing system. An interpreter executing on hardware has a language interpreter and a communications module. The language interpreter executes a simulation with the source code using artificial intelligence to generate a new definition and interpreted source code. A graphical user interface processor receives the interpreted source code from the language interpreter and generates device dependent output. Devices display the device dependent output, receive user input, and send received user input to the graphical user interface processor. The communications module receives the received user input from the graphical user interface processor and the new definition from the language interpreter and modifies the source code to form modified source code that is executed by the language interpreter.11-27-2008
20080294398Method and apparatus for the automated construction of models of activities from textual descriptions of the activities - A method of automatically constructing a model of an activity from an unsupervised examination of a plurality of textual documents describing the activity is comprised of: extracting prototypical steps from the plurality of textual documents; sequencing the extracted steps; aligning the sequenced steps; and constructing the model based on the aligned steps. The model may take the form of a step vs. position matrix which identifies the prototypical steps that make up the activity and provides the probability of each step occupying each position within the activity. The model thus constitutes common sense knowledge that encodes the stereotypical steps of an activity and the stereotypical sequencing of the steps.11-27-2008
20120271603SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING HIGH-INTENSITY PYROTECHNIC SHOCK - A system for simulating a pyrotechnic shock may include an electrical power amplifier, a shaker, and a resonance beam. The electrical power amplifier may be configured to amplify a transient signal waveform representing a desired shock response spectrum (SRS). The shaker may be configured to generate a shock pulse in response to the amplified signal waveform. The resonance beam may be mounted to the shaker and may be configured to magnify the shock pulse.10-25-2012
20130166266WEATHER AND SATELLITE MODEL FOR ESTIMATING SOLAR IRRADIANCE - Solar irradiance, the energy from the Sun's electromagnetic radiation, has a wide range of applications from meteorology to agronomy to solar power. Solar irradiance is primarily determined by a location's spatial relationship with the Sun and the atmospheric conditions that impact the transmission of the radiation. The spatial relationship between the Sun and a location on Earth is determined by established astronomical formulas. The impact of atmospheric conditions may be estimated via proxy using pixels from satellite imagery. While satellite-based irradiance estimation has proven effective, availability of the input data can be limited and the resolution is often incapable of capturing local weather phenomena. Brief qualitative descriptions of general atmospheric conditions are widely available from internet weather services at higher granularity than satellite imagery. This methodology provides logic for quantifying the impact of qualitative weather observations upon solar irradiance, and the integration of this methodology into solar irradiance estimation models.06-27-2013
20100161295Use of Scientific Models in Environmental Simulation - Use of scientific models to generate graphical virtual environments is described. In an embodiment at least two different scientific models are used. Input data which is representative of a real world environment is used by a first scientific model, such as a climate model, and data output by the first scientific model is then fed into a second, different, scientific model, such as an ecological model, in order to generate simulation data. The simulation data, which may, for example, detail the required population density of particular plant species and their size and age, is then used by a graphical simulation engine to generate a graphical virtual environment which may, for example, be used in a computer game such as a flight simulation game.06-24-2010
20110035200METHODS FOR DESIGNING FIXED CUTTER BITS AND BITS MADE USING SUCH METHODS - In one aspect, the invention provides a method for modeling the dynamic performance of a fixed cutter bit drilling earth formations. 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. The simulation includes at least 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.02-10-2011
20110035199METHOD OF DETERMINING OPTICAL SENSOR COVERAGE - A method is provided of determining the coverage of at least one optical sensor in a three dimensional (3-D) area. The 3-D area is divided into cells. The field of view of the sensor in the 3-D area is determined and rays are projected from the sensor into the 3-D area within sensor's field of view. The intersections between the rays and the cells are determined and a visual display of the 3-D area is generated showing the coverage of the sensor, based on the intersections.02-10-2011
20090089028SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING OILFIELD OPERATIONS - Systems and methods of performing oilfield operations for an oilfield are provided. The oilfield has a subterranean formation with geological structures and reservoirs therein. A plurality of oilfield modules are positioned in an application. Each of the oilfield modules models at least a portion or attribute of the oilfield. The oilfield modules are selectively connected via a connection. The connections may be integrated connections providing cooperation for integrated modeling therebetween and/or dynamic connections providing knowledge sharing for unified modeling therebetween whereby at least one oilfield model is generated. At least one internal database may be positioned in the application for collecting oilfield data and operatively connected to the of oilfield modules. At least one oilfield model is generated using the oilfield data and the oilfield modules.04-02-2009
20090043550Tessellated Conflict Space Data Fusion Process - A process of data fusion in potential conflict situations that provides, for the first time, a sound basis for Situation and Impact Assessment, leading to the ability to generate actionable plans and decisions. It uses a uniform representation method for relating time varying objects mapped onto a multi-dimensional space, whether these objects' properties can be either wholly determined or determined only in part. The method provides the best prediction of potential conflicts based on the data and background information available. The method is computationally tractable and scalable. The information generated can be re-used with changed assumptions and alternative courses of action.02-12-2009
20090254321Process for making models of the building blocks of our universe - A process for making models of very small things and very big things. Since the structure of the smallest and largest things in our Universe are unknown to science and hold the key to understanding how our Universe was created and functions, the Ross Model is a process for modeling the secrets of our Universe. In preferred embodiments the present invention is used to create models of subatomic particles (including tronnies, entrons, photons, electrons, protons) and other things in our Universe such as atoms, molecules, electricity, magnetism, gravity, Black Holes, galaxies, the Big Bang, and our Universe itself, including its shell.10-08-2009
20090024372METHOD OF IDENTIFYING REUSABLE SERVICES THROUGH MODELLING A BUSINESS PROCESS AND COMMONALITIES IN PROCESS FLOWS - In one aspect, the invention is directed to a method for identifying potential integration points within an enterprise system. The method involves reviewing process flows from a business process model and identifying groups of process flows that have at least a selected degree of commonality in their contained information elements. Any groups of process flows having at least the selected degree of commonality are identified as potential integration points from which one or more potential reusable services may be identified.01-22-2009
20110301928METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENGINEERING AN AUTOMATION OF AT LEAST PART OF A TECHNICAL INSTALLATION - In a method and a system for engineering an automation of at least part of a technical installation having a quantity N of objects that can be automated, data transfer between at least one development tool (12-08-2011
20110301927VIRTUAL GOLF SIMULATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE SAME - A virtual golf simulation device and a method for the same are disclosed. The virtual golf simulation device includes a sensor for sensing flight of a ball hit by a golfer, an image processor for processing a simulated image of a virtual golf course and a simulated image of a flight trajectory of the ball sensed by the sensor, a caddy voice guide for providing a golfer logged in to a system with customized voice guidance through a virtual caddy selected for the golfer from among a plurality of virtual caddies, and a controller for identifying the logged-in golfer and controlling the caddy voice guide to provide the logged-in golfer with the customized voice guidance through the selected virtual caddy.12-08-2011
20110301926METHOD OR SYSTEM TO EVALUATE STRATEGY DECISIONS - Briefly, embodiments of a method or system to evaluate strategy decisions are disclosed.12-08-2011
20110301925Optical State Estimation And Simulation Environment For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - The present disclosure relates to a method and system for simulating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and simulating an environment in which the UAV may be flying. A plurality of visual sensors, e.g., cameras, positioned on the UAV, may be simulated. A UAV simulator is configured to simulate the UAV and a graphical simulator is configured to simulate the environment. The UAV simulator may be configured to: estimate pitch, roll and/or groundspeed based, at least in part, on outputs from the visual sensors, determine a position and/or an orientation of the simulated UAV in the simulated environment based, at least in part, on the estimate(s) and provide the position and/or orientation to the graphical simulator. The graphical simulator may be configured to display the simulated UAV at the position and/or orientation in the simulated environment and/or to display the simulated camera view(s).12-08-2011
20120109607Method, Program Product and Apparatus for Predicting Line Width Roughness and Resist Pattern Failure and the Use Thereof in a Lithography Simulation Process - A method of generating a model for simulating the imaging performance of an optical imaging system. The method includes the steps of defining the optical imaging system and a process to be utilized by the optical imaging system; defining a first model representing the imaging performance of the optical imaging system and the process, and calibrating the model, where the first model generates values corresponding to a latent image slope. The method further includes the step of defining a second model for estimating a line width roughness of a feature to be imaged, where the second model utilizes the latent image slope values to estimate the line width roughness.05-03-2012
20120004891COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM PROVIDING DESIGN OF AN ASSEMBLY MODELED BY A GRAPH - The invention provides a computer-implemented method and system intended for designing an assembly of a plurality of objects. The assembly is modeled by a directed acyclic modeling graph having nodes and arcs. Each node represents an object of the assembly. Each arc represents the use of an end node by an origin node. At least one arc is uniquely identified by an identifier. The assembly is further modeled by at least one relation having at least one tuple containing a first chain of at least one identifier. The method comprises the step of determining at least one mapping between the first chain and a second chain of at least one identifier as well as the step of substituting at least one occurrence of the first chain in the tuple of the relation with the second chain. The invention provides this way a means to repair broken tuples automatically and thus to facilitate design.01-05-2012
20110276319DETERMINATION OF MATERIAL OPTICAL PROPERTIES FOR OPTICAL METROLOGY OF STRUCTURES - Methods of determining a material optical property for optical metrology of a structure is described. One method includes simulating a set of diffraction orders for a grating structure based on two or more azimuth angles and on one or more angles of incidence. A simulated spectrum is provided based on the set of diffraction orders. Another method includes simulating a set of diffraction orders for a grating structure based on two or more angles of incidence. A simulated spectrum is provided based on the set of diffraction orders.11-10-2011
20110288839OPEN-WORLD MODELING - The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate generating an inference about events that may not have yet been observed. Open-world modeling can be used to take a history of observation so as to understand trends over time in the revelation of previously unseen events, and to make inferences with subsets of data that new unseen events will be seen. Thus, inaccuracies associated with predictions generated from incomplete data sets can be mitigated. To yield such predictions, open-world submodels and closed-world submodels that do not allow for previously unseen events can be combined via a model mixture methodology, which fuses inferences from the open- and close-world models.11-24-2011
20110288838DEVICE FOR PREDICTING DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR OF RUBBER MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR OF RUBBER MATERIAL - The present invention relates to a method for predicting a deformation behavior of a rubber material capable of accurately analyzing a deformation behavior of a rubber material even in a micro level, and more specifically, to a method for predicting a deformation behavior of a rubber material, including: generating a three-dimensional model of the rubber material formed by adding a filler to a rubber; applying a configuration condition specifying a relationship between a stress and a strain on the basis of thickness information and temperature information obtained on the basis of a molecular dynamics approach to a rubber layer portion constituting the three-dimensional model; and, analyzing the deformation behavior of the rubber material. Further, in the method for predicting a deformation behavior of a rubber material, it is preferable that the deformation behavior of the rubber material is analyzed by applying a finite element method to the three-dimensional model to which the configuration condition is applied.11-24-2011
20090089026MODEL-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.04-02-2009
20110295578PARTITIONING BLOCK DIAGRAMS INTO EXECUTABLE CONTEXTUAL MODELS - A system and method generates contextual information for a source model. An identification of one or more first model elements of interest within the source model may be received. One or more constraints on inputs of selected model elements also may be received. A scope of analysis regarding outputs of the first model elements may be specified. The contextual information may be derived automatically for the one or more first model elements. The contextual information may include one or more model elements, signals, or states that are contained with the scope of analysis while execution of the source model is limited by the one or more constraints. The derived contextual information may be provided to an output device.12-01-2011
20110295577Systems, Methods, and Computer Program Products for Estimating Crowd Sizes Using Information Collected From Mobile Devices in a Wireless Communications Network - Systems, methods, and computer program products are for estimating crowd size at a location. An exemplary method includes determining, at a crowd size analyzer, a number of wireless service users at the location, and estimating, at the crowd size analyzer, a total number of people at the location based upon the number of wireless service users determined to be at the location.12-01-2011
20090094008METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODELING EFFECTS VISUALLY - A system for defining the effect of forces on a model. The model is displayed and the model includes a goal axis and an equilibrium line. A plurality of qualitative effects are added to the equilibrium line. Each of the added qualitative effects apply a force to the equilibrium line. A qualitative strength and a quantitative strength are assigned to one or more of the added qualitative effects. The equilibrium line is bent in a positive and a negative direction based on an amount and a direction of force applied to the equilibrium line by each of the added qualitative effects. Also, the equilibrium line is moved in a positive or a negative direction along a goal axis based on a net effect of forces applied to the equilibrium line by the added qualitative effects. In addition, the model as effected by the added qualitative effects is saved to storage.04-09-2009
20090076786Method for Representing True Colors with Device-Dependent Colors on Surfaces and for Producing Paints and Coatings Matching the True Colors - A method for selecting paints is disclosed. This method includes the steps of selecting true paint colors, displaying device-dependent colors corresponding to the true paint colors in a simulated full size room and interacting with the buyers to change the displayed colors and select the desired colors. The method also includes the step of dispensing paints corresponding to the selected colors. The displayed colors are generated by multiple color and/or white LEDs to provide a wider gamut of displayable colors and more color saturation and chromatic. A full-size apparatus for displaying paint colors using device-dependent colors is also disclosed.03-19-2009
20100268519Simulation Cache to Expedite Complex Modeling and Simulation Processes - A method is provided for determining optimum positions in a region for a plurality of sensors that are capable of detecting occurrence of a hazard in the region. The hazard may be a chemical, biological, and/or radiological hazard in solid, liquid or gas form. A “simulation cache” is provided that stores data representing interaction of the hazard with sensors at each of the plurality of candidate locations in the region for each of the plurality of sensor types. Data is then retrieved from the simulation cache as needed for evaluation a particular candidate sensor solution comprising one or more sensors of one or more sensor types at corresponding ones of the candidate locations. An optimization algorithm may be used to select a candidate sensor solution. The data that is retrieved from the simulation cache for a selected candidate sensor solution is evaluated with respect to certain performance criteria. The simulation cache greatly reduces the time required to generate an optimum sensor layout because it separates the hazard modeling and sensor performance modeling from the optimization algorithm. By capturing this data at one time for storage in the simulation cache, it is not necessary to re-run the hazard simulations for each candidate sensor location generated by the optimization algorithm.10-21-2010
20100280807METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING PATTERNED STRUCTURES - A method and system are presented for determining a line profile in a patterned structure, aimed at controlling a process of manufacture of the structure. The patterned structure comprises a plurality of different layers, the pattern in the structure being formed by patterned regions and un-patterned regions. At least first and second measurements are carried out, each utilizing illumination of the structure with a broad wavelengths band of incident light directed on the structure at a certain angle of incidence, detection of spectral characteristics of light returned from the structure, and generation of measured data representative thereof. The measured data obtained with the first measurement is analyzed, and at least one parameter of the structure is thereby determined. Then, this determined parameter is utilized, while analyzing the measured data obtained with the second measurements enabling the determination of the profile of the structure.11-04-2010
20100280806COMPUTATION 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.11-04-2010
20100017177Method of Predicting and Exhibiting Energy Usage for a Plurality of Buildings - The invention disclosed comprises a device and method for predicting energy usage for a plurality of buildings. Such a prediction is made by acquiring a plurality of building descriptors from at least two descriptor databases for each building of the plurality of buildings. At least one acquired building descriptor is converted into a data format pre-designated for use with an energy calculator and entered into an energy calculator. A prediction of energy usage and at least one building descriptor, such as an address, is exhibited for at least one building. An estimated cost of providing energy for the at least one building may also be calculated.01-21-2010
20080288225INTERFEROMETRIC MODULATOR DISPLAYS WITH REDUCED COLOR SENSITIVITY - Methods are described for selecting reflective layer distances in an interferometric modulator display that result in reduced color sensitivity to temperature and process variation. Colors are selected for interferometric modulator subpixels that correspond to a minimum in the rate that the colors change with respect to reflective layer distance. In some cases, colors are selected that deviate from the minimums in order to obtain a desired target color (e.g., a desired white point).11-20-2008
20090083013DETERMINING PROFILE PARAMETERS OF A STRUCTURE FORMED ON A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER USING A DISPERSION FUNCTION RELATING PROCESS PARAMETER TO DISPERSION - An optical metrology model is created for a structure formed on a semiconductor wafer. The optical metrology model comprises one or more profile parameters, one or more process parameters, and dispersion. A dispersion function is obtained that relates the dispersion to at least one of the one or more process parameters. A simulated diffraction signal is generated using the optical metrology model and a value for the at least one of the process parameters and a value for the dispersion. The value for the dispersion is calculated using the value for the at least one of the process parameter and the dispersion function. A measured diffraction signal of the structure is obtained. The measured diffraction signal is compared to the simulated diffraction signal. One or more profile parameters of the structure and one or more process parameters are determined based on the comparison of the measured diffraction signal to the simulated diffraction signal.03-26-2009
20120109609Online media and presentation interaction method - A method for interacting with media content and associated data or interactions have been described. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes the ability to display, manipulate and interact with multimedia content, view associated data, and perform additional interactive functions associated with the displayed content within a limited, virtual, 3-dimensional space presented via a web browser or other computing device.05-03-2012
20120109608METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A TRACKING METHOD TO USE IN IMAGE GUIDED TREATMENT - A treatment delivery system or a simulation system simulates treatment of a patient, including testing the ability of one or more tracking methods to track a target position during the simulation. The system then presents simulation results to a user, the simulation results indicating whether any of the one or more tracking methods will successfully track the target position during treatment delivery.05-03-2012
20120109606AUTOMATED INTERACTIVE MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION-BASED SYSTEMS DESIGN TOOL - A method of interactively achieving a Pareto-optimal design of systems is provided herein. The method includes the following stages: generating a system model containing elements that are associated with design parameters and design alternatives, as well as directives for calculating the system's measures of effectiveness (being the optimization objectives); exploring a plurality of design configurations all satisfying specified system constraints, meeting a Pareto optimal condition over the objective space, and representing different areas of the design and objective spaces; presenting a user with the determined set of design configurations; allowing the user to choose a range of interest, and repeating the exploring and presenting stages, wherein in each repetition, the exploring is carried out within a smaller sub-range, until the user makes a final selection of a design configuration.05-03-2012
20120109605MANAGING AN INFRASTRUCTURE - In a method for managing an infrastructure, a utilization of a plurality of infrastructure components in performing an objective is simulated. In addition, a resource demand for the infrastructure associated with the simulated utilization of the infrastructure components is determined and a supply of resources by a plurality of available sources to meet the determined resource demand is simulated. Moreover, at least one metric associated with the determined resource demand and the simulated supply of resources by the plurality of available sources is determined.05-03-2012
20120035900REMOTE MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION PROCESS PERFORMANCE PREDICTION TOOL - In accordance with the present disclosure, a computer implemented system and method predicts the performance for a remote material identification process under real conditions and uncertainties. The method and system transforms data representing measured reflectance values for candidate materials based on environmental conditions, and uncertainties regarding the environmental conditions and/or calibration of sensors measuring radiance values into the performance predictions for a material identification process operating under those conditions and uncertainties. The performance predictions can be communicated to a designer of, for example, a multi-angle material identification system for use in selecting and setting up the system, or communicated to a consumer of images captured by the material identification system for use in interpreting results of application of the material identification process to real imagery acquired with remote sensors.02-09-2012
20110137631SIMULATION METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - A system, program product and related method is provided for simulating operational processes of a machine having a plurality of operational functional blocks including nonlinear blocks. The method steps comprise converting a plurality of functional blocks into linear blocks such that the nonlinear blocks are divided into a plurality of states through switched linearization. The plurality of states generated by said switched linearization is then transitioned selectively based on a predetermined operational scenario. Each state is then tested separately to ensure that implementation of the states are safe. A first guard block is provided when a state is deemed unsafe such that the first guard block is enabled to cause a system shutdown so as to prevent further processing that can cause an unsafe result.06-09-2011
20100088080Distributing N-Body Computation Based on Surface Intersections - Techniques are disclosed for creating a load balanced spatial partitioning of a structured, diffusing system of particles. An exemplary method includes steps of determining a subset of a set of nodes within a given portion of the coordinate system intersected by a surface defined by points having a given distance from the surface of the given node; and mirroring the determined subset to at least another portion of the coordinate system.04-08-2010
20090204376Method for measuring a nonlinear dynamic real system - In connection with generating a global model of output variables of a nonlinear dynamic real system, for example, of an internal combustion engine, a drive train, or a subsystem thereof that covers the entire space of all operating points of the system, a measurement of the system is performed for a subset of variation points that are defined by a set of parameters of the system.08-13-2009
20090281778METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING WEAK POINTS IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN - A method for identifying weak points in the geometry of an integrated circuit, and the critical process condition at which the weak point is likely to fail. The simulation means of the OPC process is used to generate the simulated wafer structure, not only in ideal process conditions, but also at other, non-ideal process conditions. The difference in aerial image intensity of the non-ideal simulations is indicative of the presence and extent of a weak point. The edge-placement error between the ideal simulation and the simulation in which a weak point has been identified is used to determine the location of the weak point in the design.11-12-2009
20090089027SIMULATION CONTROLS FOR MODEL VARIABLITY AND RANDOMNESS - A tool for simulating an industrial control system is provided. The tool includes a simulation component to emulate one or more simulation models according to a simulated execution environment. A switch component is associated with the simulation component to selectively enable or disable variability in the simulation models.04-02-2009
20090112538VIRTUAL REALITY SIMULATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT - Embodiments of the invention provide virtual reality tools and simulations used for improved health care customer management. The virtual reality tools may be used by a product manufacturer or seller to assist in relationship management with health care partners including identifying improved solutions for a variety of problems, strengthening infection prevention processes and systems, improving order and flow in the operating room and other care-delivery environments, identifying benefits from new products, providing techniques for evaluating new health care systems and processes, etc.04-30-2009
20090292513TERRAIN PAGING DURING A DISTRIBUTED SIMULATION INVOLVING MULTIPLE OBJECTS - A technique is described for managing loading of terrain data into working memory of a computer during a distributed simulation, in which multiple computer systems operated by multiple users participate, where the simulation involves multiple user-controlled objects simulated with a terrain database that is too large to fit in working memory of the computer system. The technique includes calculating an area of interest around each of the objects to be simulated, and then simulating the objects by loading into working memory the terrain pages of the terrain database that overlap with at least one of the areas of interest, and generally not loading into working memory terrain pages of the terrain database that do not overlap with at least one of the areas of interest. As such, at any given time, any given server can have loaded in working memory fewer than all of the pages of the terrain database.11-26-2009
20100292972Hybrid Stratigraphic Layering Using Pseudo-Wheeler Space - A sequence in the earth, defined by an upper sequence boundary and a lower sequence boundary, where at least one of the boundaries includes an unconformity, is modeled by creating a restored space corresponding to the sequence by reconstructing a portion of the sequence missing because of the unconformity. The sequence in restored space has a restored top boundary having a position and a restored base boundary having a position. Stratigraphic layering is performed within the restored space sequence, using as guides the positions of the restored top boundary and the restored base boundary of the sequence in restored space.11-18-2010
20080249754GENERATION OF A LIBRARY OF PERIODIC GRATING DIFFRACTION SIGNALS - A method of generating a library of simulated-diffraction signals (simulated signals) of a periodic grating includes obtaining a measured-diffraction signal (measured signal). Hypothetical parameters are associated with a hypothetical profile. The hypothetical parameters are varied within a range to generate a set of hypothetical profiles. The range to vary the hypothetical parameters is adjusted based on the measured signal. A set of simulated signals is generated from the set of hypothetical profiles.10-09-2008
20080255814APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MODEL-BASED CONTROL - Various methods and systems for the parametric control of a process include representing the process with a process model used to generate future predictions of a process variable. In one embodiment, the process exhibits integrating behavior that is represented by a non-integrating process model. In another embodiment, an inverse of the model is filtered using a filter that includes a lead time constant that is selected to minimize a steady state error of the predicted process variable. In yet another embodiment, an array of output model values is revised or reindexed in response to a change in a time-varying parameter related to the process.10-16-2008
20110144962GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING ENHANCED FOLIAGE VOID REGION INPAINTING FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model database and a processor cooperating with the geospatial model database. The processor may be configured to determine void regions in a geospatial data set including foliage data points and bare earth data points, where each void region has a boundary and at least one bare earth data point therein. The processor may also be configured to inpaint additional bare earth data points into each void region based upon bare earth data points outside the boundary and the at least one bare earth data point therein.06-16-2011
20100131253FAIR PATH SELECTION DURING SIMULATION OF DECISION NODES - An apparatus, method, and computer program product to simulate a business process model wherein a decision node may be modeled using a fair selection process or a random selection process, as selected by an end user. The fair selection process may provide a distribution of invocations among the outgoing paths of a decision node that substantially matches the probabilities assigned to those paths. A fair selection process may do this independent of the number of invocations of the decision node. A random selection process may provide random invocations among the outgoing paths of a decision node according the probabilities assigned to those paths.05-27-2010
20090099823System and Method for Implementing Environmentally-Sensitive Simulations on a Data Processing System - A system and method for implementing environmentally-sensitive simulations on a data processing system. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a presentation manager provides a collection of presentation levels within a simulation, wherein each of the presentation levels is associated with a collection of ambient light levels. An environmental sensor detects an ambient light level associated with a user's location as the user is operating a system that displays the simulation. The presentation manager selects at least one presentation level among the collection of presentation levels based on the ambient light level associated with the user's location. The simulation application displays the selected at least one presentation level within the simulation to the user.04-16-2009
20100211367SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTEGRATING SUBTERRANEAN COMPUTER MODELS FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION - The invention provides a system and method for integrating petroleum system and geomechanical computer models for use in oil and gas exploration. In one embodiment, the invention provides a petroleum system model capable of analyzing data relating to a subterranean formation and calculating the geometry and geochemistry of each layer of the formation through geologic time. The present invention also provides a geomechanical model in communication with the petroleum system model such that information concerning each layer of the subterranean formation may be shared and cross-referenced as an iterative operation prior to the analysis of subsequent layers. At each step of the iterative operation, results are calculated, validated, and cross-referenced in order to produce improved reliability estimates of petroleum charge and mechanical seal integrity for the subterranean formation.08-19-2010
20090265152METHOD OF SEEKING HYDROCARBONS IN A GEOLOGICALLY COMPLEX BASIN, BY MEANS OF BASIN MODELING - A method for mapping a complex sedimentary basin is disclosed. A grid representative of the current architecture of the basin is constructed. A mechanical structural restoration is applied in three dimensions so as to reconstruct the past architectures of the basin from the current time up to a geological time t. A simulation of the geological and geochemical processes that govern the formation of a petroleum reservoir is then carried out, directly in the grids obtained from the restoration, from the geological time t to the current one. This simulation is thereafter used for mapping the sedimentary basin so as to identify zones of the basin where hydrocarbons may have accumulated.10-22-2009
20080208548Credit Report-Based Predictive Models - An example embodiment provides for systems, apparatuses and methods directed to determining the likelihood that a given individual may need or obtain a credit product. This is accomplished by obtaining non-contemporaneous snapshots of credit files and using the non-contemporaneous snapshots to build a predictive model to determine a likelihood that a given individual will be needing a credit product. In one implementation, the credit product is a non-credit product. Other systems, apparatuses and methods can also be employed to sell preferential placement of advertisements on a website.08-28-2008
20100211368METHODS, SYSTEMS AND MEDIA FOR SIMULATING CONTACT SCENARIOS - Embodiments of the invention provide methods enabling reliable simulation of objects in contact scenarios. Embodiments of the invention utilize methods providing three parameter-independent guarantees. According to embodiments of the invention, simulations of well-posed problems: have no interpenetrations; obey causality, momentum and energy conservation laws; and complete in finite time.08-19-2010
20090083014Method for analyzing the reliability of technical installations with the use of physical models - A method for analyzing and/or optimizing technical systems, comprising the following steps: 03-26-2009
20130191093SYSTEMS FOR ESTIMATING NEW INDUSTRIAL PLANT OPERATIONAL READINESS COSTS - Systems and methods of estimating a plant owner readiness are presented. When a plant owner is preparing for a phase deliverable of a plant construction project (e.g., ownership or operating of the plant), the readiness of the owner can be determined. Furthermore, the cost of achieving readiness can be estimated based on attributes of the plant under construction and based previous plant construction project checklists or readiness models. Contemplated systems can also recommend a readiness plan along with a likelihood of plan success.07-25-2013
20100145668METHOD FOR DYNAMIC REPARTITIONING IN ADAPTIVE MESH PROCESSING - A method for dynamic repartitioning of a mesh, wherein the mesh is partitioned to find a solution using a plurality of processors, and wherein the partitions have become unbalanced. The present method allows large portions of the mesh to continue to progress towards a solution by only repartitioning a small percentage of the overall mesh. This is done by stripping cells along the partition interfaces using a marching method to form a free-cell region, repartitioning the free-cell region, and joining the repartitioned portions of the free-cell region with the remaining cells in a manner that will increase the efficiency of the solver.06-10-2010
20110208497COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN METHOD FOR CREATING A SURFACE IN A COMPLEX SYSTEM - This method may be applied by a computer (08-25-2011
20090144040SHAPE PREDICTION SIMULATOR, METHOD AND PROGRAM - An overlap amount definition section defines an amount of overlap between divided regions when a shape prediction objective region in a polished surface formed by chemical mechanical polishing is divided into a plurality of regions. A shape prediction computation processing section divides the objective region into the plurality of regions each of which includes a region corresponding to the overlap amount defined by the overlap amount definition section, and performs computation for shape prediction on each divided region by distributed processing. A merging processing section combines the results of shape prediction on the divided regions that are calculated by the shape prediction computation processing section.06-04-2009
20090182540INPUT DECK MIGRATOR FOR SIMULATORS - An example method for performing an operation includes obtaining an input deck of a first simulator, the input deck being prepared based on field data for performing a simulation of the operation using the first simulator. The method further includes migrating the input deck from the first simulator to generate input for a second simulator, the second simulator being configured to simulate the operation based on the input to generate a simulation result. The method further includes storing the simulation result in a repository.07-16-2009
20090138250METHOD TO ACCURATELY POSITION FINITE ELEMENT DUMMIES IN FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATIONS - The present invention uses spring models to position a finite element occupant model within a pre-simulation. Initially, a starting position and a final position for the finite element occupant model are determined. A first end of each of a plurality of spring models are attached at a first end to one or more components of the finite element occupant model in its starting position. The motion of the second end of each spring model is prescribed using positioning parameters and/or properties of each spring model are specified using spring parameters so that each attachment point is pulled to its final position through tension on the spring models. The specified positioning parameters and/or spring parameters describe how each spring model repositions the components of the finite element occupant model from the starting position to the final position.05-28-2009
20090177451APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACCELERATING SIMULATIONS AND DESIGNING INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND OTHER SYSTEMS - A method of accelerating a Monte Carlo (MC) simulation for a system including a first component having a first input parameter and a second component having a second input parameter. The simulation model provided includes a first component model including a first model parameter corresponding to the first input parameter and a second component model having a second model parameter corresponding to the second input parameter. A first acceleration factor for the first component and a second acceleration factor for the second component are calculated based on at least the respective number of instances. A first scaled distribution is computed from the first distribution and a second scaled distribution is computed from the second distribution based on the respective acceleration factors. The MC simulation for the system is run, wherein values for the first model parameter value and second model parameter value are obtained based on the respective scaled distributions.07-09-2009
20090187389Immersive Collaborative Environment Using Motion Capture, Head Mounted Display, and Cave - A collaborative visualization system integrates motion capture and virtual reality, along with kinematics and computer-aided design (CAD), for the purpose, for example, of evaluating an engineering design. A virtual reality simulator creates a full-scale, three-dimensional virtual reality simulation responsive to computer-aided design (CAD) data. Motion capture data is obtained from users simultaneously interacting with the virtual reality simulation. The virtual reality simulator animates in real time avatars responsive to motion capture data from the users. The virtual reality simulation, including the interactions of the one or more avatars and also objects, is displayed as a three-dimensional image in a common immersive environment using one or more head mounted displays so that the users can evaluate the CAD design to thereby verify that tasks associated with a product built according to the CAD design can be performed by a predetermined range of user sizes.07-23-2009
20090138249DEFINING OPERATIONAL ELEMENTS IN A BUSINESS PROCESS MODEL - Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for rendering a process model through a configuration of a unitary operational element in the process modeling data processing system. The method can include parsing semantic elements in a semantic process model and identifying different types for the semantic elements as well as different connections amongst the semantic elements in the semantic process model. The method further can include initializing a visual model to include instances of a unitary operational element, and for each of the semantic elements, an instance of a unitary operational element can be configured in the visual model with zero or more inbound and outbound connections according to an identified type and connecting paths between respective outbound and inbound connections of different instances of the unitary operational element based upon the different connections amongst the semantic elements. Finally, the visual model can be displayed.05-28-2009
20090138248LINKED DECISION NODES IN A BUSINESS PROCESS MODEL - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to decision node processing in a business process model and provide a method, system and computer program product for linked decision nodes in business process models. In an embodiment of the invention, a business process model simulation method can be provided. The method can include loading a business process model for simulation, designating a decision node in the business process model as a master decision node and linking another decision node in the business process model as a slave decision node to the master decision node. The method further can include simulating the master decision node to select an output pin and storing the selected output pin in association with the master decision node, and applying the selected output pin in the slave decision node when arriving at the slave decision node during the simulation without simulating the slave decision node.05-28-2009
20090006054Seismic Inversion of Data Containing Surface-Related Multiples - To perform seismic inversion, a model representing a subterranean structure is provided. Simulated seismic data is generated using the model, where the simulated seismic data includes surface-related multiples. The model is iteratively updated based on comparing the simulated seismic data with the observed seismic data collected by a seismic survey.01-01-2009
20130218542METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DRIVING SIMULATED VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS WITH REAL DATA - A method and a processing pipeline for driving a simulated virtual environment with real data are described. The method is described with regard to visualization and interaction with real and virtual data in simulated virtual environments. The method for driving a simulated virtual environment with real data comprises providing a simulated virtual environment including a plurality of virtual objects in a virtual scene, providing captured data related to one or more real objects of a real scene to the virtual environment, assigning the captured data to corresponding virtual objects, updating the plurality of virtual objects in the virtual scene, and rendering the virtual scene of the simulated virtual environment, wherein the virtual scene is rendered in real time with regard to providing the captured data. A system for driving a simulated virtual environment with real data is also described.08-22-2013
20090144039Optimization of Energy Source Usage in Ships - A method, computer program and system for optimizing the usage of energy sources on ships is disclosed. The method involves creating a computer simulation model of a ship, optimized for fuel efficiency. Creating the computer simulation model involves selecting equations from a pool of equations, describing core components and structural features of a ship, and data from a pool of characteristic data for ship's core components and structures. Moreover, a method, computer program, and system for optimizing fuel efficiency of ships by the use of a computer simulation model is disclosed.06-04-2009
20090326888Vectorized parallel collision detection pipeline - A parallel collision detection pipeline may perform a physics simulation using multicore processors. Potentially colliding objects may be grouped based on object type in a narrow phase collision detection phase. Parallel spatial hashing may be used in the broad phase collision detection in some embodiments.12-31-2009
20090326887Wind profile systems for sporting applications - A system is generally described which includes a wind profile detector. The wind profile detector provides wind profile information using electronic remote sensing. The wind profile detector provides a first processor configured with software to carry out computer simulation of at least one user action in a sports context. Computer software is running on at least one of the first processor or a second processor. The computer software includes a computer simulation system. The computer simulation system simulates at least one user action in the presence of the detected wind profile information. The computer simulation system receiving wind profile information from the wind profile detector.12-31-2009
20090326886Formal Verification of Models Using Concurrent Model-Reduction and Model-Checking - Formal verification of models using concurrent model-reduction and model-checking. For example, a system for formal verification of models includes: one or more model reducers to reduce a model; one or more model checkers to check the model, wherein at least one of the model reducers is to run concurrently with at least one of the model checkers; and a model synchronizer to synchronize information between at least one of the model reducers and at least one of the model checkers.12-31-2009
20090326885Composition Of Analytics Models - The composition of multiple analytical visual composition models into a single whole. A model importation mechanism allows a model author or other user import all or portions of other models. By so doing, the author might cause the following to be supplemented or changed in an existing analytics-driven model: 1) additional model input data as well to generate a supplemented set of model input data; 2) additional bindings between the supplemental set of model input data to the model parameters; 3) additional model parameters to generate a supplemental set of model parameters; and 4) additional analytical relationships between the supplemental set of model parameters. Accordingly, the author may borrow from models by other authors, allowing for effective collaboration in order to construct increasingly complex models.12-31-2009
20090006055Automated Reduction of Biomarkers - A list of biomarkers indicative of patient outcome is reduced. A computer program is applied to a set of biomarkers indicative of a patient outcome (e.g., prognosis, diagnosis, or treatment result). The computer program models the set of biomarkers with a subset of the biomarkers. The subset is identified without labeling based on the patient outcome. Instead, biomarker scores (e.g., sequence score) are used to identify the subset of biomarkers.01-01-2009
20100292970ENERGY USAGE IN INJECTION MOLDING SIMULATIONS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for determining energy indicator values for a plurality of thermoplastic materials. An energy indicator value represents expected energy requirements for performing an injection of the material in a mold cavity. An injection of each of a plurality of thermoplastic materials in a first modeled mold cavity is simulated. A respective value of a first expected energy parameter is determined for each of the plurality of thermoplastic materials based on the simulated injection of the respective thermoplastic material in the first modeled mold cavity. A respective energy indicator is determined, for each of the plurality of thermoplastic materials, based at least on the corresponding value of the first expected energy parameter. The respective energy indicator value of one or more of the plurality of thermoplastic materials is presented. In some implementations, injection of each of the plurality of thermoplastic materials is simulated in one or more other modeled mold cavity, each of the modeled mold cavities having different geometric dimensions. The respective energy indicator value can also be determined based on the simulated injection of the respective thermoplastic material in the one or more other modeled mold cavity.11-18-2010
20090055144Processing and display of a real world model - An analysis method takes an input model of a real world process with an output parameter, with multiple input parameters. The complexity of regions of the model is determined to locate regions of low complexity, that is to say low sensitivity of the output parameters to the input parameters. The input parameters may be ordered and the results displayed on view of a two dimensional surface starting with the first parameter and ending with the last. The display may represent the value of the output parameter by the length of a bar on the relevant part of the two dimensional surface. A combination of automatic parameter ordering and/or user input may be used to locate suitable regions.02-26-2009
20090099822System and Method for Implementing Environmentally-Sensitive Simulations on a Data Processing System - A system and method for implementing environmentally-sensitive simulations on a data processing system. According to an embodiment of the present invention, an ambient temperature associated with a player's location is provided to an environmental module. The environmental module provides the ambient temperature information to a simulation application. The simulation application modifies the behavior of a simulation executing on the data processing system according to the ambient temperature. The data processing system displays the simulation with the modified behavior to the player.04-16-2009
20120143576METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PREDICTING THE BEHAVIOR OF ENTITIES - A method, an apparatus and a computer program product predict the behavior of entities. They include identifying a plurality of parameters for the behavior of a plurality of entities, narrowing the plurality of entities to a plurality of entities of interest based on a scenario, predicting the behavior of the entities of interest within the elected scenario, and calibrating the predicted behavior of entities to an observed behavior for the entities of interest. The entities of interest are persons with luggage.06-07-2012
20120078598Custom Physics Simulation Joints - A computer-implemented method of simulating a physical system includes accessing a representation of the physical system, the representation defining a joint relationship between first and second rigid body objects, the joint relationship being specified via an instantiation of a class, the class instantiation being representative of a parameter of the joint relationship. The method further includes implementing, with a processor, a function of the parameter class instantiation, the function being operable to return a characteristic of an axis of the joint relationship, constraining, with the processor, the joint relationship based on the returned axis characteristic, and maintaining the representation of the physical system in accordance with the constrained joint relationship.03-29-2012
20120078597MOBILE DEVICE WITH A MODELING PLATFORM - The present invention provides a process modeling platform installed on a mobile device such as a cell phone, a laptop or a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The platform includes a User Interface module that enables the user to interact with the platform. The platform further includes a template module and a model engine. The template module enables the user to use a pre-loaded template for modeling. The model engine enables the user to use a pre-loaded algorithm for modeling. The platform also includes a storage module. The primary function of the storage module includes storage of various templates, algorithms and models. An administrative module, which is also a part of the platform, performs generic infrastructure services that are required by the core logic of the platform.03-29-2012
20120078595METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ONTOLOGY MATCHING - An approach is provided for ontology matching. An information space infrastructure determines a first ontology and a second ontology. The first ontology and the second ontology describe one or more information closures, one or more computation closures, or a combination thereof. The information space infrastructure then determines to apply a plurality of comparison models on the first ontology and the second ontology and to compute a degree of similarity of the first ontology and the second ontology based, at least in part, on the plurality of comparison models.03-29-2012
20090210205GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING SIMULATED TREE TRUNKS AND BRANCHES FOR GROUPS OF TREE CROWN VEGETATION POINTS AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device containing geospatial model data including a plurality of groups of tree crown vegetation points and a display. The system may further include a processor cooperating with the geospatial model data storage device and the display for displaying a simulated tree trunk beneath a group of tree crown vegetation points, and displaying at least one level of simulated tree branches for the simulated tree trunk. Each tree branch may be positioned based upon determining a branch distal reference point beneath a cluster of tree crown vegetation points from among the group of tree crown vegetation points.08-20-2009
20090144038ANALYZING STRUCTURAL DURABILITY IN THE FREQUENCY DOMAIN - A method of analyzing the durability of a structure. Load-controlled testing is performed on samples of a composite material of the structure to relate critical strain invariants of the material to cyclic rates of strain invariant accumulation and frequencies associated with the cyclic rates. The material is characterized based on effective properties of the material, including the cyclic rates of strain invariant accumulation. Laminate properties and a geometrical definition of the structure are used to obtain a parametric model. Material characterizations are used to determine model element frequency responses to applied load conditions. Each element's frequency responses and critical strain invariants are used to determine whether damage is indicated at the element. Progression of damage is tracked and accounted for in the model.06-04-2009
20090012760METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACTIVITY MONITORING AND FORECASTING - A system and method for creating models related to an organization, comprising: collecting data from electronic activity; conducting an electronic data analysis by analyzing the data; conducting an organization data analysis analyzing organization data from the organization; and creating a model of the organization based on the electronic data analysis and/or the organization data analysis.01-08-2009
20090106001Digital I&C software failure simulation test facility - A test facility is obtained for software failure simulation. The test facility applies new failure modes related to software safety analysis and deduction. It is done by integrating a nuclear power plant simulation facility and a high pressure core flooder control facility. And the integration is done through a hardware I/O module and a quality guarantee network.04-23-2009
20090106004Systems and methods for evaluating interventions - A system and method for evaluating one or more interventions having a direct or indirect impact on a disease identification or a disease progression incorporating a causal framework to establish relationships among the disease, complications, and comorbidities. The system and method determines population groups and risk factors for the disease, complications, and comorbidities. The system and method structures and calibrates a simulation model of the relationships, population groups, and risk factors and characterizes interventions. The system and method analyzes the characterized interventions to determine the direct or indirect impact of the interventions on the disease identification or progression using the simulation model. An indication of the impact of the interventions is provided on an electronic display or to a memory device.04-23-2009
20090106000GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM USING VOID FILLING AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device and a processor cooperating therewith for determining a void within a geospatial model data set defining a void boundary region, and selecting at least one raw fill region from within the geospatial model data set for filling the void. The processor may also cooperate with the geospatial model data storage device for adjusting elevation values of the at least one raw fill region based upon elevation differences between corresponding portions of the void boundary region and the at least one raw fill region, and updating the geospatial model based upon the adjusted elevation values of the at least one raw fill region.04-23-2009
20090248377Simulation Apparatus, Simulation Program, and Recording Medium Recorded with Simulation Program - A simulation apparatus includes: a design data acquiring unit that acquires lens design data; a lens design unit that designs a lens on the basis of the lens design data; an image data acquiring unit that acquires image data corresponding to a lens user's visual sense; a visual motion characteristic data acquiring unit that acquires visual motion characteristic data regarding the motion of head and eyes when the lens user moves the eyes to various observation objects; an image processing unit that creates processing image data which is the image data seen through the design lens designed by the lens design unit; an image moving unit that moves the processing image data created by the image processing unit; an image data control unit that controls a movement amount of the processing image data, which is moved by the image moving unit, on the basis of the visual motion characteristic data; and a display unit that displays the processing image data.10-01-2009
20120197615SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING MEASURING PROCESS OF WORKPIECE - In a method for simulating a measuring process of a workpiece, one or more virtual probes of a workpiece measuring machine are created. A vector of each of the virtual probes is calculated, and an appropriate vector for each of measuring points of a workpiece is acquired for a computerized drawing of the workpiece. The angle between the vector of each of the measuring points and the vector of each of the virtual probes is calculated. A virtual probe is determined for each measuring point according to the calculated angles. The measuring points are sorted according to the virtual probe of each measuring point, and the measuring programs of the sorted measuring points that relate to the same virtual probe are combined. The combined measuring programs are executed to determine whether the actual probe would collide with the workpiece.08-02-2012
20120197614EXPLOITATION OF SELF-CONSISTENCY AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VOLUME IMAGES AND INTERPRETED SPATIAL/VOLUMETRIC CONTEXT - Self-consistency and/or differences between volume images and interpreted spatial/volumetric context may be exploited for improving seismic imaging and estimation of attributes of geobodies, in accordance with one or more embodiments. Exemplary embodiments allow exploitation of positional and/or shape discrepancies and/or similarities of geobodies in image volumes associated with a geologic model of a geologic volume of interest to improve the accuracy of the geologic model and/or the image volumes. Constraints associated with the geologic volume of interest may be determined and/or utilized to confirm and/or specify dependencies between attributes that are potentially associated with individual geobodies.08-02-2012
20120197616SYSTEM FOR MODELING PARALLEL WORKING UNITS FOR ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - An approach for modeling parallel working units of a system for advanced process control. The approach may be a systematic solution based on structured model order reduction. Two phases of it may incorporate model identification and model combination. The first phase is where a model of each parallel unit and a model of the remaining system without any unit may be obtained. The second phase is where the models may be combined to obtain a model of the whole system for any configuration needed by the advanced process control. The model of the whole system may be subjected to a structured model reduction to obtain a reduced order model for the advanced process control.08-02-2012
20120197613EXPLOITATION OF SELF-CONSISTENCY AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VOLUME IMAGES AND INTERPRETED SPATIAL/VOLUMETRIC CONTEXT - Self-consistency and/or differences between volume images and interpreted spatial/volumetric context may be exploited for improving seismic imaging and estimation of attributes of geobodies, in accordance with one or more embodiments. Exemplary embodiments allow exploitation of positional and/or shape discrepancies and/or similarities of geobodies in image volumes associated with a geologic model of a geologic volume of interest to improve the accuracy of the geologic model and/or the image volumes. Constraints associated with the geologic volume of interest may be determined and/or utilized to confirm and/or specify dependencies between attributes that are potentially associated with individual geobodies.08-02-2012
20120197612PORTABLE WIRELESS DEVICE FOR MONITORING NOISE - Embodiments of the invention relate to generating a noise model for a given environment. According to one embodiment of the invention, sounds occurring within the given environment over a given period are monitored, and signals that each represent an amplitude of the sounds occurring within the given environment during a portion of the given period are generated. Average noise levels associated with the given environment over the given period are determined, and peak noise events occurring within the given environment over the given period are identified. The average noise levels and information indicating the peak noise events are stored or transmitted.08-02-2012
20090259448Method of predicting internal gettering behavior in silicon substrates and storage medium storing program for predicting internal gettering behavior - Internal gettering behavior in a silicon substrate is predicted by using an arithmetic expression established among an initial iron contamination concentration C10-15-2009
20090144037METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING THE ACCURACY AND SPEED OF A RAY LAUNCHING SIMULATION TOOL06-04-2009
20090259450 PHYSICS-BASED SIMULATION - The invention relates to computer simulation and animation of visual sequences of a physics based system, such as visual sequences of fluids, for use in motion pictures, video games and the like. Simulation branching is effected by making a record of the system state of a first simulation as it exists at a point in time. If the director wishes to change the manner in which the simulated event progresses, a second simulation can be executed using the recorded system state as input conditions for a second simulation. This allows rapid re-execution of a portion of a simulation without requiring lengthy re-simulation of the initial portion of the simulated event which is already thought to be satisfactory. Such branching can also be used to control high resolution of a focus region being a smaller portion of a wider simulated event.10-15-2009
20100161294METHOD OF ANALYSIS FOR KINETIC PROPERTIES OF GOLF CLUB HEAD AND GOLF CLUB THEREFOR - The accuracy or computation speed of analysis of a club head using the finite element method is increased. In a method of analysis of a golf club head, a model of a golf club head represented by the collection of elements including polygonal shell elements 06-24-2010
20100161296Method of Simulating Impact Events in a Multi-processor Computer System - A computer-implemented method of simulating an impact event in a finite element analysis used for assisting users to design or improve one or more structures is described. The structures are represented in a finite element analysis model that is divided or partitioned into a plurality of domains. Efficiency of the method is achieved when used in a computer system having multiple processing units and multiple contact interfaces defined and specified by users (engineers and/or scientists). Each domain is associated with or assigned to one of the processing units. A “group-able” correlation is established or determined between domains and contact interfaces so that data communications can be conducted in most efficient manner, for example, minimizing idle processing units during data communications.06-24-2010
20100185425Performing Molecular Dynamics Simulation on a Multiprocessor System - The present invention provides techniques for performing molecular dynamics simulation on a multiprocessor system. The method comprises: dividing a substance space on which molecular dynamics simulation are to be performed into a plurality of cells; storing data of molecules of the plurality of cells in the main memory of the multiprocessor system such that data of molecules of each cell are continuously stored in a memory area corresponding to the cell; and the plurality of accelerators repeatedly acquiring the data of molecules of the plurality of cells from the main memory and performing molecular dynamics simulation computations in parallel such that data of molecules of at least one cell are acquired in one DMA operation. By continuously storing data of molecules of each cell in a memory area corresponding to the cell, the present invention reduces the data exchanges between each accelerator and the main memory during simulation.07-22-2010
20100185426Predicting Aircraft Taxi-Out Times - A taxi-out time predictor includes an airport simulation processing module, a state vector creation processing module, an actual taxi-out value input processing module and a learning processing module. The airport simulation processing module models airport taxi-out dynamics for a predetermined time period. The actual taxi-out value input processing module collects actual taxi-out measurements from departure aircrafts. The learning processing module includes a reinforcement learning estimation processing module, an update utility processing module and a reward processing module. The reinforcement learning estimation processing module generates a predicted taxi-out time value using the variables in the state vector and an output utility value. The aircraft taxi-out time predictor operates iteratively to predict the taxi-out time.07-22-2010
20100191515DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE SIMULATION OF A DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM - In order to be able to simulate a development system of a complex development environment, such as a test bench environment for motor, drive train, transmission, vehicle component, or vehicle development, utilizing an automation device and development tools in a continuous and reproducible manner, device models (07-29-2010
20100217573Container-based architecture for simulation of entities in time domain - The present invention relates generally to a software architecture for simulation of physical entities. The invention provides an object-oriented container based framework architecture for simulator software implementations, methods, and objects in a time domain on a distributed computer network. The invention further provides an interface system and a plug-in definition which allows compartmentalization of participants in the container and easy extensibility of the system.08-26-2010
20090076784SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING EVENTS IN A REAL ENVIRONMENT - System for simulating events in a real environment containing static objects and dynamic objects: a) position locating unit for continuously determining the real environment the position of the dynamic objects in relation to the static objects within a time period in which the even takes place; b) storage elements for storing data describing the dynamic and static objects of the environment; c) processing elements for processing (b1) data from the storage elements describing the static and dynamic objects (b2) data from the position locating unit indicating at a certain moment the mutual positions of the static and dynamic objects of the environment, the processing elements being loaded with simulation software; d) display elements for displaying a simulated view from a selected viewpoint on the simulated environment as a result of the processing by the processing elements; e) control elements to repeat the functioning of the processing and display elements for a range of consecutive time moments which together determine the above-mentioned time period wherein the position locating unit includes a satellite navigation system, or a thereto-related system.03-19-2009
20090076783Digitally optimized fastener assembly and method of making the same - A method of making a digitally optimized fastener assembly for a disposable absorbent article can have the following steps: creating a first FEA model having first structural design properties and/or first material design properties; analyzing the first FEA model to obtain first failure characteristics; modifying the first structural design properties and/or the first material design properties to create a second FEA model having second structural design properties and/or second material design properties; analyzing the second FEA model to obtain second failure characteristics thereof; comparing the first failure characteristics to the second failure characteristics to determine whether there is an improvement over the first failure characteristics; and wherein the third through fifth steps can be repeated until a FEA model is created which exhibits desirable failure characteristics. A digitally optimized fastener assembly generally be a fastener assembly made according to the aforesaid method.03-19-2009
20090076782GENERATING SIMULATED DIFFRACTION SIGNAL USING A DISPERSION FUNCTION RELATING PROCESS PARAMETER TO DISPERSION - A first wafer is fabricated using a first value for a process parameter specifying a process condition in fabricating the structure. A first value of a dispersion is measured from the first wafer. A second wafer is fabricated using a second value for the process parameter. A second value of the dispersion is measured from the second wafer. A third wafer is fabricated using a third value for the process parameter. The first, second, and third values for the process parameter are different from each other. A third value of the dispersion is measured from the third wafer. A dispersion function is defined to relate the process parameter to the dispersion using the first, second, and third values for the process parameter and the measured first, second, and third values of the dispersion. The simulated diffraction signal is generated using the defined dispersion function. The simulated diffraction signal is stored.03-19-2009
20100235153MANAGING NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION DATA - Methods manage non-destructive evaluation (“NDE”) data. NDE data for an asset is received and at least one alignment algorithm to align the NDE data to a simulated model associated therewith is determined. The NDE data is automatically aligned to the simulated model, a display representation that visually represents the aligned NDE data on the simulated model is generated, and information about the aligned NDE data is exported. Additionally, second NDE data associated with the at least a portion of the asset may also be received, at least one alignment algorithm to align the data determined, and the second NDE data aligned. Respective indications associated with the first and second NDE data may be determined and visually represented on the simulated model. Moreover, a shot descriptor file may be analyzed to determine whether additional NDE data is required to complete an alignment of NDE data.09-16-2010
20100241409VARIANTS IN GRAPHICAL MODELING ENVIRONMENTS - This invention allows users to build, manipulate, and finally deploy various model configurations with little performance overhead, better syntactic clarity and configuration flexibility.09-23-2010
20100241408METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TESTING COMPLIANCE OF A DEFINED DOMAIN WITH A MODEL - Method for testing compliance of a defined domain with reference model criteria includes: (a) providing an architecture file describing the domain; (b) specifying formatted files relating to the architecture file; (c) parsing the formatted files to ascertain model data elements; (d) structuring model data elements for use with a criteria subset associated with a simulation scenario; (e) effecting simulation using the model data elements in the simulation scenario according to the criteria subset; and (f) evaluating compliance of the model data elements according to evaluation parameters.09-23-2010
20100235152INTERACTIVE CONTACT LENS SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An interactive contact lens simulation system including a user interactive device including a processor, a storage device storing executable code operative with the processor to display a viewing area on a user interactive device, display a digital image on a user interactive device, the digital image having a representation of at least one eye, display at least one image manipulation tool on a user interactive device wherein the at least one image manipulation tool is configured to modify a digital image on a user interactive device when engaged by a user, display at least one graphical representation of a contact lens on a user interactive device, and display at least one lens manipulation tool on a user interactive device wherein the at least one lens manipulation tool is configured to modify the at least one graphical representation of a contact lens when engaged by a user.09-16-2010
20090259449DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FEDERATING AND INTEGRATING REAL OR SIMULATED SYSTEMS IN ORDER TO SIMULATE THE BEHAVIOR OF THE THUS DEVELOPED SYSTEM - A simulation and experimentation device, having one or more subsystems (10-15-2009
20100063785Visualizing Relationships among Components Using Grouping Information - A graph processing module is described for visualizing relationships among components, such as software components within a software system. The graph processing module generates group results based on grouping information which identifies groups of individual components. The graph processing module uses the group results to bias component-level analysis that it performs on the components. In one case, the component-level analysis can involve similarity analysis (e.g., using multidimensional scaling) to assess the similarity among components and importance analysis (e.g., using a network page ranking algorithm) to assess the relative importance of the components. The results of the component-level analysis can be presented for visualization. The biasing effects of the grouping results provide insight into the relationships among the components.03-11-2010
20090319239TOPOLOGY MODELING APPLICATION THAT HANDLES ABSTRACT ENTITIES THROUGH THE REALIZATION OF CONCEPTUAL OBJECTS - The present invention can include a solution for handling abstract entities through the realization of conceptual objects within a modeling application. Such a system can include a semantic model and a modeling application. The semantic model can be configured to present relationships between entities. The entities can include both conceptual objects and concrete objects. A conceptual object can represent an abstract definition that can contain unfulfilled functional parameters. The conceptual object can be associated with another conceptual object or concrete object using a realization relationship. The modeling application can be configured to handle conceptual objects and realization relationships, while preserving the relational integrity of the semantic model.12-24-2009
20080312890SPECIFICATION VERIFICATION PROGRAM, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING SPECIFICATION VERIFICATION PROGRAM, SPECIFICATION VERIFICATION APPARATUS, AND SPECIFICATION VERIFICATION METHOD - Conditions necessary to be satisfied for execution of each use case from a use case description indicative of a requirements specification of the design object are acquired. Then a state satisfying the conditions, from among a set of states represented in a finite state machine model indicative of a design specification of the design object are detected. A presence or absence of an undetected state in the set of states in accordance with the detection is determined and output.12-18-2008
20100274543Method and Apparatus For Analyzing Three-Dimensional Data - A method and apparatus for segmenting geobodies extracted from three-dimensional geophysical survey data volumes. In one embodiment, the invention involves (a) obtaining a plurality of data elements, respectively corresponding to three-dimensional locations in a subsurface region, and generating a data volume consisting of discrete cells from the plurality of data elements (10-28-2010
20090106002PROCESS SIMULATION FRAMEWORK - A process analysis and simulation framework is configured with several adaptable libraries that provide a user with the ability to select plug-in modules that are applicable to a particular process simulation. The user may add or remove modules to configure the framework with specific functionality and parameters according to the needs of a particular process simulation. The plug-in modules may execute individually or dependencies may be established between multiple plug-in modules. A simulation engine executes the process simulation to determine an optimized solution for the data. The data used in the execution of the process simulation may be manually input, provided by the plug-in modules, or retrieved from external sources. The output of the process simulation is displayed to the user and stored in a file or a database for future use. Thus, the stored output may be used in a subsequent process simulation to progressively refine an application.04-23-2009
20090106003SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGEMENT OF SIMULATIONS - A method for managing a computer simulation is disclosed. The method includes providing an interface for soliciting input of initialization parameters for generating a training exercise and receiving from the interface initialization parameters entered by a user. The method further includes executing the training exercise defined by the initialization parameters and providing a second interface for soliciting input of execution parameters for managing execution of the training exercise. The method further includes receiving from the second interface execution parameters entered by a user and modifying execution of the training exercise as defined by the execution parameters. The method further includes storing performance data associated with performance of participants during execution of the training exercise and providing a third interface that provides a summary of the performance data.04-23-2009
20130132051System and Method for Physically Based Curve Editing - A curve editor may model a continuous curve as a finite collection of discrete mass points (among which the curve's mass is distributed) and associated springs. The springs may include damped axial springs between pairs of consecutive mass points, and damped bending springs representing interactions between sets of three consecutive mass points. In response to manipulation of the curve at various mass points, the curve editor may determine new positions and/or velocities of one or more mass points using a real time physical simulation of the spring forces acting at mass points involved in the editing operation. The simulation may be dependent on viscous drag forces and/or on constraints applied to individual mass points, angles defined by consecutive mass points, or an absolute direction of a segment between two mass points. Mass points may be added to or removed from the model by adaptive resampling, and the mass redistributed accordingly.05-23-2013
20130132052SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING HETEROGENEITY OF A GEOLOGIC VOLUME OF INTEREST WITH PROCESS-BASED MODELS AND DYNAMIC HETEROGENEITY - Heterogeneity of a geological volume of interest is assessed. The heterogeneity of the geological volume of interest may refer to the quality of variation in rock properties within location in the geological volume of interest. An accurate and/or precise assessment of the heterogeneity of the geological volume of interest may enhance modeling, formation evaluation, and/or reservoir simulation of the geological volume of interest, which may in turn enhance production from the geological volume of interest. As described herein a stochastic, process-based modeling approach to modeling the geological volume of interest, along with a determination of dynamic heterogeneity may be leveraged to quantify the heterogeneity of the geological volume of interest.05-23-2013
20100305923SYSTEM SYNTHESIS TO MEET EXERGY LOSS TARGET VALUE - In a method of synthesizing components to design a system meeting an exergy loss target value, one or more candidate sets of components are synthesized and an exergy loss value for each of the one or more candidate sets of components are calculated. A determination as to whether at least one of the candidate set of components meets the exergy loss target value is made and at least one candidate set of components determined to meet the exergy loss target value is identified as the set of components for use in the design of the system.12-02-2010
20100305922SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING ACTIVE LINKS BETWEEN MODEL OBJECTS - Embodiments relate to generating active links between model objects. A modeling client can host modeling logic and an application programming interface (API) to create, access, manipulate, and import/export modeling objects used in modeling applications, such as engineering, medical, financial, and other modeling platforms. The source data accepted into the modeling client can include consumer or business-level applications, whose spreadsheet, database or other content can be extracted and encapsulated in object-oriented format, such as extensible markup language (XML) format. Links can be inserted in the resulting model object to link to external resources, such as additional model objects, services, local or remote modeling tools, or other resources. The model object can share, exchange, or combine data from other model object(s), as well as instantiate functions hosted in other model object(s). Multiple links can be inserted to multiple model objects in linked list, node, or other configurations.12-02-2010
20130138413System and Method for Determining Motion - A method of generating model motion data representing the predicted motion of a physical system based on sensed motion data from one or more motion sensors within the physical system. The method generates a stream of model motion data representing the predicted motion of the physical system based on a dynamic motion model of the physical system based on initial estimates of system parameters. The method then optimizes the system parameters of the dynamic motion model based on processing of the streams of model motion data and sensed motion data from one or more motion sensors within the physical system.05-30-2013
20100049487ASSESSMENT TOOL - There is provided a method comprising the steps of determining an environmental impact of a product by: identifying one or more processes performed during the life cycle of the product; selecting identifying at least one design parameter relating to a the product and being associated with the identified process or processes; representing each of the identified processes by a process model, the process model identifying interventions by the process on the environment; and quantifying the interventions of each process on the environment using the at least one design parameter; and determining at least one environmental impact of the product from the design parameter or parameters; and generating an output indicating the environmental impact of the product.02-25-2010
20100332203Optical Method For the Characterization of Laterally-Patterned Samples in Integrated Circuits - Disclosed is a method for characterizing a sample having a structure disposed on or within the sample, comprising the steps of applying a first pulse of light to a surface of the sample for creating a propagating strain pulse in the sample, applying a second pulse of light to the surface so that the second pulse of light interacts with the propagating strain pulse in the sample, sensing from a reflection of the second pulse a change in optical response of the sample, and relating a time of occurrence of the change in optical response to at least one dimension of the structure.12-30-2010
20100332204METHOD OF ESTIMATING WELL DISPOSAL CAPACITY - A method for determining a maximum volume of drilling cuttings disposal in a formation, the method including inputting formation parameters into a simulator, simulating a formation during waste injection based on the formation parameters, determining a net pressure based on the simulating, determining a closure pressure increase based on the simulating, calculating a disposal volume based on the net pressure and the closure pressure, calculating a time interval of waste injection based on the calculated injection volume, and outputting at least one of the disposal volume and the time interval is disclosed. A method of optimizing a waste injection process, the method including simulating a formation based on input parameters, determining a closure pressure increase per unit slurry volume based on the simulation, calculating a disposal capacity of the selected formation, and outputting the disposal capacity is also disclosed.12-30-2010
20110054866Personalized plan development - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: receiving a request for a personalized plan designed to facilitate an end user to achieve one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects indicated by the personalized plan are emulated, the request identifying at least a source user; acquiring source user data indicating a plurality of reported aspects associated with at least the source user in response to receiving the request; and developing the personalized plan by at least determining which of the plurality of reported aspects associated with the source user are relevant to the achievement of the one or more target outcomes. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20090063112Simulation Business Object for Service Oriented Architecture - Methods and apparatuses enable creating a stateful simulation process with stateless messages. A stateless message instantiates a simulation object for a system to be simulated. The simulation object is identified by an identifier. Activity request messages, which are stateless, identify the simulation object identifier and can thus be associated with the simulation object. Results of execution of requested activities are stored in the simulation object, and thus persisted in the simulation object. In one embodiment, the persisting of simulation results in the simulation object allows the simulation data to be isolated from the active system data. In one embodiment, results of the execution of the simulation are merged in whole or in part with the active backend data.03-05-2009
20110246157METHOD FOR GEOLOGICALLY MODELING SEISMIC DATA BY TRACE CORRELATION - The present invention relates to a method for developing a geological model from previously collected seismic data, including the steps of: sampling seismic data according to at least one set of traces of a predetermined gradient, each of which have sampling points; analyzing similarities between the seismic data around sampling points; determining connections between sampling points that belong to different traces on the basis of analysis; and forming a geological model that attributes, to each sampling point, a relative geological age that is calculated at least on the basis of connections related to the sampling points and the relative geological age of other sampling points in the vicinity of the trace that includes the sampling point.10-06-2011
20110246154DETERMINE FIELD FRACTURES USING GEOMECHANICAL FORWARD MODELING - A method for fracture modeling of a field. The method includes receiving, using a central processing unit (CPU), a structural model of the field, the structural model comprising field data, restoring each of a plurality of geological layers from the structural model to create a plurality of boundary conditions, iteratively forward modeling each of the plurality of geological layers, defined by one of the plurality of boundary conditions, using geomechanical properties by and redetermining the fractures resulting from the internal stress and the internal strain for each previously processed geological layer of the plurality of geological layers using the geomechanical properties, when each of the plurality of layers is forward modeled, generating, using the CPU and geostatistical modeling, a fracture model with the fractures resulting from the internal stress and the internal strain of the plurality of layers, and presenting the fracture model for use in planning a field operation.10-06-2011
20100211369SIMPLIFIED DATA SIGNAL SUPPORT FOR DIAGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT LANGUAGES - A computer-implemented method may include defining an input bus signal in a graphical block diagram model by associating the input bus signal with a first group of signals, at least two of the first group of signals having a different data type; defining an output bus signal in the graphical block diagram model by associating the second bus signal with a second group of signals, each of the second group of signals corresponding to one of the first group of signals; defining an input to a non-virtual operation block in the graphical block diagram model as the input bus signal; defining an output to the non-virtual operation block in the graphical block diagram as the output bus signal; and simulating an operation performed on the input bus signal by the non-virtual operation block, the operation being performed on each of the first group of signals and output to each of the second group of signals.08-19-2010
20100211366MOLECULAR SIMULATING METHOD, MOLECULAR SIMULATION DEVICE, MOLECULAR SIMULATION PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING THE SAME - A molecular simulation method that acquires physical properties or physical quantities of a predetermined shape using simulation, including arranging atoms in the predetermined shape, acquiring interatomic potential based on positions of the arranged atoms, and carrying out a molecular dynamics calculation based on the acquired interatomic potential, and acquiring the physical properties or the physical quantities.08-19-2010
20110082675Complex Configuration Processing Using Configuration Sub-Models - A configuration model dividing and configuration sub-model inference processing system and procedure addresses the issue of configuration model and query complexity by breaking a configuration problem down into a set of smaller problems, solving them individually and recombining the results into a single result that is equivalent to a conventional inference procedure. In one embodiment, a configuration model is divided into configuration sub-models that can respectively be processed using existing data processing resources. A sub-model inference procedure provides a way to scale queries to larger and more complicated configuration models. Thus, the configuration model dividing and configuration sub-model processing system and inference procedure allows processing by a data processing system of configuration models and queries whose collective complexity exceeds the complexity of otherwise unprocessable conventional, consolidated configuration models and queries.04-07-2011
20090094007SYSTEM FOR DEFINING SIMULATION MODEL - An issue to be settled by the present invention is to define a simulation model in accordance with the structure of a casual relation easy to be understood by human and to shorten greatly a simulation program development period. A simulation program is automatically generated by extracting, as nodes, specific items such as phenomenon, events and targets of constituent elements of economy, society or the like regarded as a system, coupling the nodes with arcs to define the structure of the casual relation, and defining a variable necessary for calculating metrics and a calculation formula therefor, relative to a simulation model inheriting the defined structure.04-09-2009
20110246158METHOD FOR SIMULATING A COMPLEX SYSTEM WITH CONSTRUCTION OF AT LEAST ONE MODEL INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE MODELLED ROUTER, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER SOFTWARE PACKAGE AND STORAGE MEANS - A method is provided for constructing at least a functional model of a complex system including a plurality of components. The method includes constructing the functional model of the complex system, including a hierarchized set of modelled functional components. Each of the functional modelled components is an instance of an object class belonging to a specific set of object classes. The specific set of object classes includes a “Functional Router” class, representing an abstract model of a dummy router, which describes a set of interconnections between at least two modelled functional components, each instance of the “Functional Router” class being called a modelled functional router. The functional model of the system includes at least one functional modelled router.10-06-2011
20110246153METHOD FOR PELLET CLADDING INTERACTION (PCI) EVALUATION AND MITIGATION DURING BUNDLE AND CORE DESIGN PROCESS AND OPERATION - Example embodiments are directed to a method of fuel bundle design, core design, or combined fuel and core design, to ensure Pellet Cladding Interaction (PCI) related fuel failures are mitigated. More specifically, example embodiments provide fuel and/or core designs that may be determined prior to operation of a nuclear power plant, or prior to production of fresh fuel bundles. The PCI optimized fuel/core designs may include some or all of seven PCI Evaluation Methods which may be incorporated into existing nuclear reactor simulation programs. PCI optimized fuel and/or core design enhances fuel reliability, allows faster beginning-of-cycle (BOC) startups and faster middle-of-cycle (MOC) sequence exchanges to maximize plant performance, and minimizes ramping restrictions, thereby maximizing nuclear power plant performance.10-06-2011
20090326884Techniques to Predict Three-Dimensional Thermal Distributions in Real-Time - Techniques for monitoring and predicting environmental operating conditions in a data center are provided. In one aspect, a method for real-time, three-dimensional analysis of environmental operating conditions in a data center includes the following steps. High spatial resolution three-dimensional measurements of one or more environmental variables in the data center made at a time t12-31-2009
20100063789COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM WHICH STORES FABRIC MODEL GENERATION PROGRAM, FABRIC MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS AND FABRIC MODEL GENERATION METHOD - To provide a fabric model generation program, fabric model generation apparatus and fabric model generation method that are capable of generating a napped fabric model in which the realistic structure of each napped part is reproduced. A placement portion 03-11-2010
20100070251METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING COMPLEX SYSTEMS BY INTEGRATING SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELS - A method for simulating complex systems over time using a system dynamics approach is provided including defining a first model of a complex system, the first model having a first model variable; defining a second model of the complex system, the second model having a second model variable; executing the first model by modifying the first model variable to obtain a first model output; executing the second model by passing the first model output to the second model and modifying the second model variable based the first model output to obtain a second model output; defining a simulation result based on the first and second model outputs; and outputting the simulation result. Furthermore, the first model is either a non-subscripted system dynamics model or a subscripted system dynamics model, and the second model is either a non-scripted system dynamics model or a scripted system dynamics model.03-18-2010
20100063787PLASMA FLUID MODELING WITH TRANSIENT TO STOCHASTIC TRANSFORMATION - The invention relates to the simulation method and apparatus used in plasma modeling. It includes a method to transform transient formulations of the phenomenological plasma model into a quasi-stochastic spatial formulation. Specifically, the invention aids in decreasing computational time for the modeling of plasma in a plasma processing system, particularly those involving two different time-based parameters. The invention is particularly described in connection with plasma simulations used for the optimization dual-frequency capacitively-coupled plasma etching systems.03-11-2010
20100063788METHOD OF MODELLING THE INTERACTION BETWEEN DEFORMABLE OBJECTS - The present invention provides methods for determining a collision between a first deformable object and a second deformable object in a virtual reality simulation, the method including the steps of providing a first test capable of determining the proximity of the first object to the second object, providing a second test capable of determining the proximity of the first object to the second object, wherein the second test is more comprehensive than the first test, and wherein the second test is capable of being implemented once the first test returns a positive result. Since the more comprehensive test is implemented only when a collision is likely or imminent (as determined by the first test), the processor executing the simulation is not unduly burdened, and can devote resources to other tasks required by the simulation program.03-11-2010
20100063786Co-Simulation Process - A method of communication and interaction between multiple simulations of a complex simulation system, each simulation comprising a model of a physical subsystem or parameter of the complex simulation system, comprises the steps of: transmitting from at least one transmitting simulation an output of its model to generate a simulation output signal; attenuating the simulation output signal above a maximum desired communication frequency between the simulations to generate a corresponding filtered simulation output signal; sampling the filtered simulation output signal at a sampling rate with a frequency at least twice the maximum desired communication frequency to generate a corresponding sampled output signal; transferring the sampled output signal from the transmitting simulation to at least one receiving simulation; conditioning the sampled output signal to generate a simulation input signal; and transferring the simulation input signal to the model of the receiving simulation.03-11-2010
20090048815Generalized constitutive modeling method and system - A method of modeling a material using a generalized constitutive model includes assembling a plurality of behaviors, the plurality of behaviors assembled without reference to a particular material to be modeled, and assembling a plurality of couplings, each of the plurality of couplings associated with at least one of the behaviors of the plurality of behaviors and defined without reference to a particular material to be modeled. The method also includes selecting at least one behavior from the plurality of behaviors to define a model for a particular material, performing simulations using the model for the particular material to define a simulation output, and making a determination regarding the material according to the simulation output. A system is also provided to carry out the method.02-19-2009
20100057416Method and system for estimating building performance - There is provided a system of estimating a building performance, the system comprising a memory configured to store instructions comprising a method of estimating the building performance and a processor interactively linked to the memory. The processor is configured to execute the method by designating a plurality of building performance variables for estimating the building performance, identifying an interaction network correlating a model building performance representative of the building performance with the designated plurality of building performance variables, selecting a known performance of at least one model structure as a proxy for the building performance, determining learned values for a plurality of initially unknown parameter values from the interaction network and the at least one model structure having the known performance, and utilizing the learned values in the interaction network to estimate the building performance.03-04-2010
20100057415COLLABORATION FRAMEWORK FOR MODELING - A modeling solution, which enables various users to create, use, and evaluate models, such as scientific models, in various scenarios is provided. To this extent, the modeling solution can define a model using one or more model components, each of which is configured to implement a modeling function using a set of standard execution rules. Additionally, the modeling solution can manage attribute data for each model/model component, which can include evaluation data for the corresponding model/model component. A user can review the attribute data and decide on a model/model component to use in a scenario. Subsequently, the user can provide initialization data for the scenario. The scenario can be executed, and result data for the scenario can be stored together with the initialization data. Users also can evaluate the scenario. In an embodiment, multiple users are classified into multiple tiers, and evaluation data is managed for each tier, thereby allowing users to effectively evaluate the model/model component among groups of users with similar concerns.03-04-2010
20110098996Sifting Models of a Subsurface Structure - Multiple models are generated based on information relating to uncertainties of model parameters, where the models are consistent with preexisting data regarding a subsurface structure. A system receives, on a continual basis, information collected as an operation is performed with respect to the subsurface structure. The multiple models are recursively sifted to progressively select smaller subsets of the models as the collected information is continually received.04-28-2011
20110153293MANAGING AND MAINTAINING SCOPE IN A SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE INDUSTRY MODEL REPOSITORY - A method of managing and maintaining scope in a of service oriented architecture industry model repository comprising defining boundaries and definitions of scope and scope propagation of topics, associations, and occurrences within the SOA IMR; managing boundaries and definitions of scope and scope propagation within the SOA IMR; and maintaining boundaries and definitions of scope and scope propagation within the SOA IMR.06-23-2011
20110082674METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR VALIDATING AN INERTIAL UNIT OF A MOVING BODY - A method implements hybrid type simulation serving to validate an inertial unit of a moving body on board an angular movement simulator by comparing a trajectory of the moving body as calculated in a real navigation environment with at least one reference trajectory.04-07-2011
20110077927Generalized Constitutive Modeling Method and System - A method of modeling a material using a generalized constitutive model includes assembling a plurality of behaviors the plurality of behaviors including distinct stress derived loading and unloading behaviors, the plurality of behaviors assembled without reference to a particular material to be modeled, and assembling a plurality of couplings, each of the plurality of couplings associated with at least one of the behaviors of the plurality of behaviors and defined without reference to a particular material to be modeled. The method also includes selecting at least one behavior from the plurality of behaviors to define a model for a particular material, performing simulations using the model for the particular material to define a simulation output, and making a determination regarding the material according to the simulation output. A system is also provided to carry out the method.03-31-2011
20120303343Program, Information Storage Medium, Information Processing System, And Information Processing Method. - An object placement managing unit (11-29-2012
20110040539PROVIDING A SIMULATION OF WEARING ITEMS SUCH AS GARMENTS AND/OR ACCESSORIES - A user may simulate wearing real-wearable items, such as virtual garments and accessories. A virtual-outfitting interface may be provided for presentation to the user. An item-search/selection portion within the virtual-outfitting interface may be provided. The item-search/selection portion may depict one or more virtual-wearable items corresponding to one or more real-wearable items. The user may be allowed to select at least one virtual-wearable item from the item-search/selection portion. A main display portion within the virtual-outfitting interface may be provided. The main display portion may include a composite video feed that incorporates a video feed of the user and the selected at least one virtual-wearable item such that the user appears to be wearing the selected at least one virtual-wearable item in the main display portion.02-17-2011
20110060568Component Adaptive Life Management - A framework for adaptively managing the life of components. A sensor provides non-destructive test data obtained from inspecting a component. The inspection data may be filtered using reference signatures and by subtracting a baseline. The filtered inspection data and other inspection data for the component is analyzed to locate flaws and estimate the current condition of the component. The current condition may then be used to predict the component's condition at a future time or to predict a future time at which the component's condition will have deteriorated to a certain level. A current condition may be input to a precomputed database to look up the future condition or time. The future condition or time is described by a probability distribution which may be used to assess the risk of component failure. The assessed risk may be used to determine whether the part should continue in service, be replaced or repaired. A hyperlattice database is used with a rapid searching method to estimate at least one material condition and one usage parameter, such as stress level for the component. The hyperlattice is also used to rapidly predict future condition, associated uncertainty and risk of failure.03-10-2011
20110040537SIMULATION FOR A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ANALYTICAL SYSTEM - A method and system to conduct multi-dimensional data analysis. A parameter value is applied to a first layer of a multi-dimensional data set. A simulation is conducted to evaluate the effect of the parameter value at the first layer. The effect at the first layer is automatically propagated to a second layer where a further simulation permits visualization of the effect at a different level of granularity as well as the effect of orthogonal data.02-17-2011
20110040540HUMAN WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a human workload management system and method. In order to safely and efficiently control the system, the present invention measures and manages the user's workload to manage all actions while the user performs a task, particularly when he drives a car. Also, the present invention manages the user's workload when the user interacts with a control system other than to drive.02-17-2011
20110040538METHOD FOR PREPARING MODELS - The invention relates to a method for preparing models of technical devices, wherein each technical device comprises units that are connected to each other by means of connection points, wherein, when performing the method, at least one structure made of units connected to each other by means of connection points comprising similarities for all technical devices is integrated and automatically described as at least one mutual module (02-17-2011
20100280808METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING PATTERNED STRUCTURES - A method and system are presented for determining a line profile in a patterned structure, aimed at controlling a process of manufacture of the structure. The patterned structure comprises a plurality of different layers, the pattern in the structure being formed by patterned regions and un-patterned regions. At least first and second measurements are carried out, each utilizing illumination of the structure with a broad wavelengths band of incident light directed on the structure at a certain angle of incidence, detection of spectral characteristics of light returned from the structure, and generation of measured data representative thereof. The measured data obtained with the first measurement is analyzed, and at least one parameter of the structure is thereby determined. Then, this determined parameter is utilized, while analyzing the measured data obtained with the second measurements enabling the determination of the profile of the structure.11-04-2010
20110153294METHOD OF THREE DIMENSIONAL RAY TRACING IN THE DYNAMIC RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION ENVIRONMENT - Disclosed is a three dimensional ray tracing method in a dynamic radio wave propagation environment. The method of tracing three dimensional ray in a dynamic radio wave propagation environment, by which cross tests are performed on a plurality of radio wave blocking obstacle surfaces according to a ray tube tracing scheme based on an image method in a simulation area, in which the plurality of radio wave blocking obstacle surfaces are modeled, to detect a radio path between a first point and a second point, the method comprising: defining at least a part of the radio wave blocking obstacle surfaces as valid radio wave blocking obstacle surfaces, the radio wave blocking obstacle surfaces being within a visible region from the first point of which location varies dynamically; and tracing a ray between the first point and the second point by taking into consideration only the defined valid radio wave blocking obstacle surfaces to be simulated. Accordingly, even when both locations of a transmission point and a receipt point vary, a three dimensional ray tracing for radio wave propagation prediction is possible and simulation efficiency can be maintained.06-23-2011
20100100364METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOVING NUCLEAR FUEL - The apparatus for creating and editing a nuclear reactor core template includes a graphical user interface and a processor controlling the graphical user interface to allow a user to selectively populate a loading map with fuel bundles residing in at least one fuel pool.04-22-2010
20100004910SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTERACTIVE SITUATION SIMULATION - An authoring, execution, and participation software system and corresponding method for the capture and execution of real-world events (e.g., crises) involving individuals such as senior private and/or public sector leaders is presented. The authoring system and method are used to model a scenario, incorporating knowledge from domain experts, relevant media, and external computation/simulation engines. The execution system and method execute scenarios created by the authoring system and method and provide a communication hub for the participation system and method. The participation system and method provide individuals, such as senior leaders and their staff, with appropriate views into the unfolding scenario and appropriate decisions to be made. The system and method also include features that allow for research and analysis with respect to, for example, efficient crisis response tactics.01-07-2010
20090281777Workflow Modeling With Flexible Blocks - Disclosed is a method that includes providing tasks associated with a process, one or more of the tasks having a corresponding undetermined inter-dependency between the one or more of the tasks and other of the tasks, associating with the process one or more constraints specifying requirements regarding use of at least one of the tasks, the one or more constraints having corresponding graphical representations, and generating an instance of the process based on the one or more constraints to determine the corresponding undetermined inter-dependency between at least one of the one or more of the tasks and the other tasks.11-12-2009
20090240480TARGET TRAJECTORY GENERATOR FOR PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS USING EXTENDED KALMAN FILTER - A model predictive controller (MPC) for predictive control of nonlinear processes utilizing an EKF (Extended Kalman Filter) and a nominal trajectory generator. The nominal trajectory generator includes another instance of EKF, a linear corrector, and a time-varying deviation model. A nominal control trajectory can be predicted and an optimal solution for the time-varying deviation model can be computed based on an approximation of a system inverse known as signal de-convolution. The EKF can be utilized to estimate a current process state by supplying a measured output and to predict a future nominal trajectory by supplying a reference output. A Kalman smoother can also be utilized for the signal de-convolution in order to obtain enhanced trajectory estimates.09-24-2009
20080243454Partitioning algorithm for building a stratigraphic grid - Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for partitioning data for modelling a geological structure including laterally partitioning the data into multiple columns, where each column may be substantially laterally centered about a dual fiber and vertically partitioning each column at each of multiple intersection points of multiple surfaces and the dual fiber about which the column may be substantially laterally centered.10-02-2008
20110131024MODELING COMPLEX HIEARCHICAL SYSTEMS ACROSS SPACE AND TIME - A system model of a real-world system includes a multi-level hierarchy of Capabilities, where each Capability includes a Verb specifying an action and an Object acted on by the Verb. The system model also contains one or more multi-level Performer hierarchies, where each Performer hierarchy includes a plurality of Performers each having an associated lifecycle and at least one associated Capability provided or required by the Performer. In addition, a multi-level Location hierarchy associates one of a plurality of Locations with each Performer. A plurality of Capability Instances define requirement and provision of Capabilities by Performers in the one or more multi-level Performer hierarchies. In response to a query specifying a Location and a time, a view of the system model for the specified Location and time is output.06-02-2011
20080255815Automatic insertion point identification in model merging operations - Methods and systems are provided for automatic identification of an insertion point. Comparison defining the correspondence between elements of models is done. The sequence order of elements in the second model is analyzed to identify predecessor and successor elements of the element t. The comparison is used to identify a set of transferred predecessors (P10-16-2008
20110054867Detecting deviation from compliant execution of a template - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: detecting deviation from a compliant execution of a template by an end user, the template designed to facilitate the end user to achieve one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects included in the template are emulated, the one or more emulatable aspects being based on one or more relevant reported aspects of one or more source users that are relevant to achieving the one or more target outcomes; and executing one or more actions in response to the detecting of the deviation In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20110054865SIMULATOR WITH USER INTERFACE INDICATING PARAMETER CERTAINTY - In a computer-implemented process modeling and simulating environment, an analyzer receives a process model with parameters in combination with data from previous or planned process performances. An analyzer receives a simulation target from a user, calculates evaluation results that represent the influence of the parameters in view of the simulation target, and presents the evaluation results as indicators to the user. Upon receiving modifications to the performance data, the process is simulated with modified performance data. Alternatively, the evaluation results are converted to computer instructions to automatically modify the process parameters.03-03-2011
20110264427Calibration and Synchronization of Micro Air Vehicle Autopilots - A system, method, and apparatus to train autopilots to fly a simulated aeronautical vehicle includes a three-degree of freedom gimbaled platform comprising a pitch, roll, and yaw axis; an autopilot comprising an inertial measurement unit mounted to the platform; motors that rotate the platform along the pitch, roll, and yaw axes; shaft encoders connected to the motors to calculate an angular position of the platform; motor drivers connected to the motors to power the motors; a microcontroller connected to the motor drivers; a quadrature encoder connected to the shaft encoders and the microcontroller; sensors that generate and sense environmental conditions affecting the platform and the autopilot; a flight simulator connected to the microcontroller; and a computer that executes the flight simulator causing actuation of the platform, causing the sensors to generate environmental conditions, and causing the autopilot to react to the environmental conditions.10-27-2011
20100292971METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE FOR TESTING A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SYSTEM - In a method and a testing device for testing a traffic-control system, a traffic situation is simulated and traffic simulation data are generated on the basis of control data of the traffic-control system. The data are transmitted to the traffic-control system as input data. At the same time behavior probability distributions of traffic participants are ascertained based on at least part of the control data and the simulation of the traffic situation takes place using the behavior probability distributions.11-18-2010
20110125473COLLECTING AND TRANSPORTING SIMULATION DATA - A system and method for receiving and displaying simulated movement data on a graphical display in real-time is provided. Simulated movement data from a simulation is received. The type and location of each object to be displayed on a graphical display for a time step is extracted from the simulated movement data. The extracted data is transferred to an application for determining an appropriate three-dimensional representation to associate with each type of object in the first point in time. Each three-dimensional representation is displayed according the location of each object for the first point in time of the simulation.05-26-2011
20110125472COLLECTING AND MODELING OBJECT SIMULATION DATA - A system and method for collecting and modeling simulated movement data on a graphical display is provided. Simulated movement data from a simulation is accessed from a database. The simulated movement data comprises each location of a object on a graphical display for multiple points in time of the simulation. A three-dimensional representation is associated with the object and the three-dimensional representation is displayed at each location on the graphical display for each point in time of the simulation.05-26-2011
20110125471Probabilistic Earth Model for Subterranean Fracture Simulation - Systems, methods, and instructions encoded in a computer-readable medium can perform operations related to generating a model of a subterranean formation based on a probabilistic earth model. An earth model including a probability distribution for a property of a subterranean region is received. A subterranean formation model is generated based on sampling the probability distribution for the property. The subterranean formation model includes information on boundaries of rock blocks of a formation in the subterranean region. The subterranean formation model may be used for simulating an injection treatment applied to the formation, for example, to predict fracture propagation in the formation. In some implementations, the subterranean formation model may be used for designing an injection treatment for the formation.05-26-2011
20090171637Analyzing model creating apparatus and method, and computer-readable storage medium - An analyzing model creating apparatus obtains a three-dimensional analyzing model (3D mode) of an analyzing target and regions of the 3D model, obtains a reference point on an impact surface from a normal vector of the impact surface represented by a unit vector and minimum and maximum values of each coordinate obtained from the regions of the 3D model to generate the impact surface having an impact attitude of the 3D model with respect to the impact surface defined by an arbitrary rotary position of the impact surface. The apparatus further generates an analysis input file which includes information related to the 3D model, the impact surface and an impact velocity with which the 3D model and the impact surface collide, and analyzes a strength of the 3D model based on the analysis input file.07-02-2009
20100179795COMPUTER DEVICE FOR SIMULATING A SET OF OBJECTS IN INTERACTION AND CORRESPONDING METHOD - Computer device for simulating a set of objects in interaction and corresponding method. A computer device for simulating a set of objects in interaction comprises: a memory (07-15-2010
20100179794MULTI-VARIABLE CONTROL-BASED OPTIMIZATION TO ACHIEVE TARGET GOAL - In a computer-implemented method of designing at least one system to achieve a target goal, an inventory of a plurality of variables that affect the design of the at least one system is created, where the inventory includes a feasibility range for each of the plurality of variables contained in the inventory is created. In addition, initial values are assigned for the plurality of variables in the inventory and a model of input to output correlations of the plurality of variables is created by commissioning the plurality of variables from the initial values. Moreover, a design of the at least one system to achieve the target goal is optimized by manipulating one or more of the plurality of variables through application of the model.07-15-2010
20100121625Method of designing a composite laminate - A method of designing a composite laminate, the laminate comprising a plurality of zones, each zone comprising a plurality of plies of composite material, each ply in each zone having a respective ply orientation angle. A global stacking sequence is determined for the laminate, the global stacking sequence comprising a sequence of stacking sequence elements. A local laminate thickness is determined for each zone. A local stacking sequence is then determined for each zone by extracting a subsequence of stacking sequence elements from the global stacking sequence. The global stacking sequence and the local laminate thicknesses are determined together in an optimisation process in which multiple sub-ply selection variables are assigned to each stacking sequence element, each sub-ply selection variable representing the density or sub-ply thickness for a respective candidate ply orientation angle. Optimal values are determined for the sub-ply selection variables and the local laminate thicknesses. A single one of the sub-ply selection variables is assigned to each stacking sequence element thereby forcing a discrete choice of global ply orientation angle for each stacking sequence element.05-13-2010
20100121626Computer-Implemented Method of Computing, In A Computer Aided Design System, Of A Boundary Of A Modeled Object - The invention relates to a computer-implemented method of computing, in a computer aided design system, of a boundary of a modeled object, the method comprising: 05-13-2010
20100121624ENHANCED MATCHING THROUGH EXPLORE/EXPLOIT SCHEMES - Content items are selected to be displayed on a portal page in such a way as to maximize a performance metric such as click-through rate. Problems relating to content selection are addressed, such as changing content pool, variable performance metric, and delay in receiving feedback on an item once the item has been displayed to a user. An adaptation of priority-based schemes for the multi-armed bandit problem are used to project future trends of data. The adaptation introduces experiments concerning a future time period into the calculation, which increases the set of data on which to solve the multi-armed bandit problem. Also, a Bayesian explore/exploit method is formulated as an optimization problem that addresses all of the issues of content item selection for a portal page. This optimization problem is modified by Lagrange relaxation and normal approximation, which allow computation of the optimization problem in real time.05-13-2010
20120310612SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODELING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ENTITIES - The disclosure describes systems and methods for modeling relationships between entities on a network using data collected from a plurality of communication channels including social data, spatial data, temporal data and logical data within a W4 Network. The W4 Network personalizes and automates sorting, filtering and processing of W4COMN communications delivered or requested to be delivered using personalized value-based ranking and encoding of data, which is modeled from the point-of-view (POV) of any specific user, topic or node in the W4 Distributed graph. POV modeling supplies comparative value services to users which entails individuated data models to be aggregated and used in customization and personalization forecasting for each user and their associated data management needs.12-06-2012
20120310611SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING DEPLOYMENT CONFIGURATION OF AN EXPANDABLE DEVICE - A system, method, computer-readable medium, apparatus, and device for simulating placement of an expandable device in a cavity is provided. For example, a three or more dimensional image of a cavity, e.g., a tubular cavity, geometry is acquired. A centerline of the cavity, and a perimeter of the cavity based on the centerline of the cavity and the three-dimensional image of the cavity geometry, are determined. The length of a wire of the expandable device as the wire rotates along the perimeter of the cavity in a deployment direction is determined. A pitch of the rotation of the wire based on a local diameter at the centerline site of rotation and in-air parameters of the expandable device is determined. A deployed device length of the expandable device along the centerline of the cavity is determined. A processor is usable to determine and/or calculate each of the above.12-06-2012
20120310610PROGRAM, INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An object placement managing unit changes at least one of a position and a direction of a virtual object based on a value of a parameter associated with a physical quantity that is an attribute of the virtual object. The object placement managing unit determines a first change, which corresponds to a user's operation, in a first physical quantity of the virtual object. The object placement managing unit determines a second change in a second physical quantity. The second change corresponds to and is different from the first change. The object placement managing unit changes a value of a parameter based on the first change and the second change. The object placement managing unit changes, after the value of the parameter is changed, at least one of the position and the direction of the virtual object based on the changed value of the parameter.12-06-2012
20110060567Steam-Using Facility Simulation System and Method for Searching Approach for Improving Steam-Using Facility - A steam-using facility simulation system for efficiently searching a facility improving approach that is effective in overall improvement of a steam-using facility and a method for searching an approach for improving a steam-using facility are provided. The system includes storage means configured to store steam usage state information of the steam-using facility; input means to which facility improving approach information of the steam-using facility is input; simulating means configured to compute predicted steam usage state information of the steam-using facility after implementation of the improving approach based on the steam usage state information of the steam-using facility stored in the storage means and the facility improving approach information input to the input means; and output means configured to output the predicted steam usage state information of the steam-using facility computed by the simulating means.03-10-2011
20100082309SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY MODELING DATA CENTER PARTITIONS - A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium having programming instructions operable to perform a thermal analysis of a data center and overlay the thermal analysis on a map of the data center to provide an overlaid thermal analysis. Additionally, the programming instructions are operable to receive a user selection of at least one modeled partition location based on the overlaid thermal analysis and dynamically model a modeled partition for each of the at least one modeled partition location in the data center to create a modeled data center region.04-01-2010
20090299709VIRTUAL PETROLEUM SYSTEM - An integrated system for management, visualization and analysis of geophysical and geological data includes an input module, to accept data pertaining to a geological region, modeling modules to model physical, geophysical and/or geological properties of the geological region based on the data, an interface module, operable to input parameters and to select portions of the input data for use by the modeling modules, and a data management module, to receive data from the input module and provide data to the modeling modules. When a change in data is received by the input module or a change in parameters received by the interface module, the data management module invokes the modeling modules for re-processing in accordance therewith. A display module creates graphical displays based on the modeled properties of the geological region and updates the graphical displays in accordance with the re-processing.12-03-2009
20090292515Method for the Simulation of the Physical Behavior of a Tire Rolling on the Ground - A method of simulating the physical behavior of a tire equipping a vehicle rolling on the ground, wherein the tread of the tire has a contact area which includes an adherent contact area and a sliding contact area, wherein the method comprises the steps of: calculating longitudinal forces and lateral forces transmitted by the tire, between the ground and the vehicle, based on dynamic parameters related to physical rolling and operating conditions of the tire and based on specific physical parameters of the tire; establishing, over the course of a preliminary phase, by applying physical laws which are known and/or established by specific experiments, and as a first model, a model of the longitudinal forces, the lateral forces, a self-aligning torque related to the intensity of these forces and to the distribution of same within the contact area, and of an equilibrium of the basic shear and sliding forces of the tire at a presumed unique point of passage between the adherent and sliding contact regions, this first model taking the form of a system of respective equations expressed in relation to the dynamic parameters, the specific parameters, and the abscissa of the point of passage; assigning values to the dynamic parameters and to the specific parameters, with a view to a digital application; and solving, by successive approximations, over the course of a digital application iterative phase including a succession of computation cycles, and at least from previously known or estimated values of the abscissa of the point of passage, of the lateral forces, and of the self-aligning torque of new values for the abscissa of the point of passage, of the lateral forces, and of the self-aligning torque, which solve the system of equations of the first model for the values assigned to the dynamic parameters and to the specific parameters, the result of which is that the longitudinal forces, the lateral forces and the self-aligning torque can be computed in real time as the vehicle is traveling.11-26-2009
20090292514System And Method For Autogenerating Simulations For Process Control System Checkout And Operator Training - A method and system for automatically generating simulations for a distributed control system is disclosed herein. A programmed process model generator automatically incorporates a variety of process model data from pre-defined model libraries into descriptions of process equipment including control devices to render simulation models of various degrees of fidelity.11-26-2009
20110191078Calibration of Stream Models and Stream Simulation Tools - Every year people die at mass events when the crowd gets out of control. Urbanization and the increasing popularity of mass events, from soccer games to religious celebrations, enforce this trend. Thus, there is a strong need to gain better control over crowd behavior. Simulation of pedestrian streams can help to achieve this goal. In order to be useful, crowd simulations must correctly reproduce real crowd behavior. This usually depends on the actual situation and a number of socio-cultural parameters. In other words, what ever model we come up with, it must be calibrated. Fundamental diagrams capture a large number of the socio-cultural characteristics in a very simple concept. Accordingly, a method to calibrate a pedestrian stream simulation tool is described to reproduce arbitrary fundamental diagrams (e.g. Waldmann diagram) with high accuracy. That is, it correctly reproduces a phenomenon (e.g. a given dependency of pedestrian speed on the crowd density).08-04-2011
20110153292FRAMEWORK TO POPULATE AND MAINTAIN A SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE INDUSTRY MODEL REPOSITORY - A method for building a service oriented architecture industry model repository comprising: creating a meta-meta-meta model with a topic map based index; pre-populating the meta-meta-meta model with a topic map based index using the data from the physical asset repository and known relationships between topics, associations, and occurrences in topic maps within the meta model service; pre-populating an information model repository common meta-meta model comprising reusing a taxonomy specific to an industry vertical as a common ontology for the topic map based index; pre-populating the at least one topic map meta model with data specific to a particular topic or industry vertical from the physical asset repository; and pre-populating models of the at least one topic map meta model with data specific to a particular topic or industry vertical from the physical asset repository.06-23-2011
20100030538METHOD AND AIDS FOR MODELLING 3D OBJECTS - A method for aiding modelling 3D objects permits production of a parameterizable instantiate model of a 3D object from a generic model of the object and a specific model of a second object including at least a part of first object. Certain characteristic data are extracted from the specific model of the second 3D object according to the parameters of the generic model of the first 3D object. A parameterizable instantiate model is produced fro the generic model of the first 3D model by matching this model to the extracted data.02-04-2010
20100017178Method and system for providing a digital model of an object - Methods and systems are provided for generating a digital model of at least a part of an object referenced to a global coordinate system. An initial digital model, referenced to a local coordinate system associated with the optical device and representative of the respective part, is provided using an optical device at a relative location with respect to the object. The optical device has a plurality of visually exposed optical markers, at known locations with respect to the optical device and referenced to a marker coordinate system. The location of the optical device with respect to an external camera arrangement is determined, based on relating the relative locations of the markers with respect to one another, as they appear from a viewpoint of the external camera arrangement, to their relative locations as referenced to the marker coordinate system. The camera viewpoint is at a known location referenced to the global coordinate system. A transformed digital model is generated, representative of the respective part and referenced to the global coordinate system, based on modifying the initial digital model according to the location of the optical device.01-21-2010
20090144036System and Method for Sound System Simulation - A sound system design/simulation system includes background noise to provide more realistic sound renderings of the designed space and more accurate quality measures of the design space. The background noise may be provided as a library in the design system that allows the user to select a background noise profile. The user may also provide a recording of a background noise from the built space or from a similar space. The design system converts the recorded background noise to a background noise profile and adds the profile to the library of background noise profiles. The user can select a background noise profile and associate the profile with a specified space. The user can adjust the noise level of the background noise and the design system automatically updates one or more quality measures in response to the change in background noise level.06-04-2009
20110119042WEATHER-RELATED ENERGY-USAGE ANALYSIS - Embodiments of the invention relate to apparatuses and methods for gathering and analyzing facility weather data, such as temperature and humidity data, and energy-usage data, such as electricity-usage data, from a plurality of remote facilities and using the analysis to assess energy-using systems and/or methods across an organization made up of the plurality of remote facilities.05-19-2011
20090119078Blasting Method - Methods for evaluating drill pattern parameters such as burden, spacing, borehole diameter, etc., at a blast site are disclosed. One method involves accumulating the burden contributed by successive layers of rock and matching the accumulated rock burden to a target value for a borehole having a length related to the average height of the layers. Another method relates to varying drill pattern parameters and characteristics to match blast design constraints, including the substitution of one explosive material for another by the proper balance of materials and/or output energies to the associated rock burden. Analysis of deviations from target rock burdens and corrective measures are disclosed, as well as cost optimization methods. The various methods can be practiced using an appropriately programmed general purpose computer.05-07-2009
20120078596METHOD FOR VERIFYING THE VALIDITY OF THE SIMULATION OF A SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE - In order to verify, using a processor, the validity of a simulation of a system, a method includes providing first data representative, in a computer language, of at least one expected property of the simulation, providing second data representative, in the computer language, of the at least one property obtained by the simulation, and determining an item of information representative of the validity of the simulation on the basis of the first data and the second data.03-29-2012
20100017179DISTRIBUTED SIMULATION - A method and apparatus are presented to facilitate simulation of complex systems on multiple computing devices. Model authors can specify state-related information to be exported for viewing or access by other applications and models. Subsystem models may be written to enable connection with other subsystem models via controlled interfaces, such as by defining state-related information for export and providing for a particular use of data imported from other models to which a subsystem model is connected. In some embodiments, a consistent distributed simulation API enables cross-platform, multi-device simulation of complex systems, wherein the proprietor of each subsystem simulation can keep its implementation secret but accessible to others.01-21-2010
20100042387SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER BEHAVIOR MODELING - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for contextual adaptive advertising. The method for contextual adaptive advertising comprises tracking user behavior across multiple modalities or devices, storing one or more representations of user behavior in a log as descriptors, normalizing the descriptors, merging the normalized descriptors into a unified click or interactive stream, and generating a behavioral model by analyzing the click or interactive stream.02-18-2010
20120041732SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING DATA - A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for obtaining a simulation modeling file. One or more values is associated with one or more variables included within the simulation modeling file. The simulation modeling file is executed to generate at least one result set. The at least one result set is iteratively rendered while the at least one result set is generated.02-16-2012
20090037159Method and System for Developing Lubricants, Lubricant Additives, and Lubricant Base Stocks Utilizing Atomistic Modeling Tools - A method and system for developing lubricant, as well as the lubricant, is provided. According to performance requirements for the lubricant, atomistic modeling tools are used to design a formulation for the lubricant that will substantially meet a set of performance requirements. The formulation comprises lubricant additive(s), lubricant base stock(s), or the combination of lubricant additive(s) and lubricant base stock(s).02-05-2009
20120041733SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING DATA - A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for generating one of more executions of a scenario concerning a simulation modeling file. One of the one or more executions of the scenario is defined as a child of the scenario, wherein one or more values are associated with one or more variables included within the child of the scenario. The scenario and the child of the scenario are graphically rendered.02-16-2012
20110071809MODEL GENERATION BASED ON A CONSTRAINT AND AN INITIAL MODEL - A model may comprise finite paths in respect to a constraint. The model and the constraint may be modified such that a portion of the limitations induces by the constraint is injected to the model. Adding the limitation directly to the model may be expressed by a reduction of a measurement of nondeterminism in the model. The model may be modified based on the constraint, and the constraint may be modified based on the model. The constraint may be strengthened to provide for an early finite path detection.03-24-2011
20090043549METHODS, APPARATUS, AND PRODUCTS FOR SEISMIC RAY TRACING - A computer implemented method for processing prestack seismic data representative of a subterrean contained in a model. The model may include a regular 3-D grid representative of the subterrean; attributes defined at each grid field; and at least one surface or body defined within the grid across which attributes are discontinuous and are not to be smoothed. The method may include ray tracing by solving kinematic or dynamic ray equations for the model in the grid where the interval velocities are not discontinuous, and by applying a refraction rule across the at least one surface or body.02-12-2009
20120046927INTEGRATED AUTOMATION SYSTEM WITH PICTURE COMPILATION SYSTEM - Methods and systems are described for generating a data representation of a geographical region as an adjunct to conducting autonomous operations within the region. The method comprises receiving information specifying a plurality of localised caused zones having operation-defined geographical boundaries within the region; receiving heterogeneous data descriptive of the region; associating the received data with respective localised zones; fusing the received data associated with the localised zones into data representations of the localised zones; and integrating the data representations of the localised zones into a common data representation of the geographical region.02-23-2012
20110166842LAYER STRIPPING METHOD - A layer stripping method that quickly and robustly determines values of undetermined parameters that model a formation (F). The layer stripping method includes applying inversion methods to subsets (d) of measured data (d) and corresponding modeled responses such that the value of a parameter determined during the application of an inversion method to one subset of the data (d) and the corresponding modeled response can be used to reduce the inversion space of a modeled response that corresponds to another subset of the data (d), to which an inversion method is subsequently applied.07-07-2011
20110166841METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSLATION OF PROCESS MODELS TO FACILITATE USAGE BY PLURAL SIMULATION APPLICATIONS - A method and system for process model translation is disclosed herein. The method includes generating a common process model based upon a first process model capable of being utilized by a first simulation program. A second process model is then generated based upon the common process model, the second process model being capable of being utilized by a second simulation program.07-07-2011
20120016647SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A SIMULATION MODEL UTILIZING A TOOL FOR AUTOMATIC INPUT/OUTPUT ASSIGNMENT - A method and system for configuring a model of a process. A model of a process is provided, which follows a particular sequence. Such a model includes a plurality of component sub-models, wherein each component sub-model among the component sub-models includes one or more input variables and one or more output variables. Such a method and system also generally includes automatically assigning one or more output variables to one or more input variables based on information associated with the particular sequence of the process.01-19-2012
20120022842TEST PLATFORM IMPLEMENTED BY A METHOD FOR POSITIONING A SOUND OBJECT IN A 3D SOUND ENVIRONMENT - A test platform (01-26-2012
20100305924CUT GRADING GEMSTONES, EVALUATION AND REPRESENTATION OF SYMMETRY AND PROPORTION. - A system and method for grading gemstones, based on creation and analysis of an ordered plurality of data sets, which convey information about the gemstone's cut symmetry and proportion quality and quantity. In one embodiment of the system and method, light propagation through a 3D faceted gemstone is simulated. Facets are associated with layers by rules for grouping facets. Light movement through the gemstone tagged by layer combinations along the propagation trajectory is collected, to enable rearrangement of the simulation output data in a proposed new order. An efficient analysis of the ordered plurality of data sets is provided for cut grading the symmetry and proportion of gemstones.12-02-2010
20120059637INTERACTIVE FILLING SIMULATION ON 3D INJECTION MOLDING MODELS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for interactively simulating an injection mold model. A three-dimensional CAD model is identified representing an injection mold cavity. The mold cavity includes a location of at least one gate. A potential fill pattern is determined for injection of a material into the injection mold cavity. The determined fill pattern is based at least in part on the geometry and dimensions of the modeled mold cavity and the location of the at least one gate. A strip model of the CAD model is generated based at least in part on the determined fill pattern. The strip model is used to perform a strip analysis simulating injection of the material within the injection mold cavity.03-08-2012
20110093249INTEGRATED HEALTH DATA CAPTURE AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM - The present invention provides an integrated health care surveillance and monitoring system that provides real-time sampling, modeling, analysis, and recommended interventions. The system can be used to monitor infectious and chronic diseases. When faced with outbreak of an infectious disease agent, e.g., influenza virus, the system can identify active cases through pro-active sampling in high risk locations, such as schools or crowded commercial areas. The system can notify appropriate entities, e.g., local, regional and national governments, when an event is detected, thereby allowing for proactive management of a possible outbreak. The system also predicts the best response for deployment of scarce resources.04-21-2011
20110093248DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING AND SAVING INFORMATION OF METADATA REGARDING FILM PRODUCTION - The present invention relates to a device, a system, and a method for simulating and saving information of metadata regarding film production. According to the present invention, it can store and manage a variety of information generated from the production location or the pre-production process and share the information by all staffs participating in the production, thereby making it possible to accurately record the information and smoothly communicate between the staffs.04-21-2011
20120158386METHOD FOR THE INSPECTION OF THE MODELING OF TECHNICAL SYSTEMS - Methods and engineering systems for the automatic inspection of the modeling of technical systems in an engineering or design process, wherein the used description language (e.g., UML or SysML) is extended by suitably defined stereotypes, especially suitable for the automatic detection of incompatibilities in the formation or variants of technical systems or products.06-21-2012
20120209578METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING A MONITORING SYSTEM - A simulation system includes a display, a processor coupled to the display, and a computer-readable medium coupled to the processor. The computer-readable medium includes at least one monitor module configured to receive at least one input signal and to generate at least one monitor signal based on each input signal received, and a backplane module coupled to the at least one monitor module for generating at least one backplane signal based on each monitor signal received.08-16-2012
20120158385THREE DIMENSIONAL LOAD PACKING - One embodiment is a three dimensional load method for simulating loading of items into at least one container to be transported to at least one destination. The method includes receiving a list of items to be transported, determining at least one container as an optimal number and type of container to be used for transporting the items, and initializing an empty space list to include one space equal to a size of the at least one container. The method also includes initializing a placed item list and an unplaced item list, such that the placed item list includes a list of items already loaded on the at least one container and the unplaced item list includes a list of items to be loaded on the at least one container. The method further includes selecting a subset of items from the unplaced item list for one of the destinations and, while there are more items to be loaded on the at least one container, selecting an item, space in the at least one container, and rotation using an item iterating process, inserting the selected item into the space, the item oriented according to the selected rotation, and updating the empty space list. The method then includes updating the placed item list and the unplaced item list.06-21-2012
20120130694Simulated X-Ray Diffraction Spectra for Analysis of Crystalline Materials - Methods and computer programs to quantify defects in an experimentally synthesized material for use in a battery are provided. A method includes an operation for obtaining spectra of the experimentally synthesized material. Further, defected structures of a crystalline structure are created via simulation, and spectra of the defected structures are obtained via simulation. In another method operation, the spectra of the experimentally synthesized material is compared to the spectra of the defected structures obtained via simulation, and if the spectra of the experimentally synthesized material is substantially equal to the spectra of the defected structures obtained via simulation then the defects in the experimentally synthesized material are quantified according to the defects in the defected structures.05-24-2012
20080300839REDUCED MESSAGE COUNT FOR INTERACTION DECOMPOSITION OF N-BODY SIMULATIONS - Disclosed are a method of and system for creating a load balanced spatial partitioning of a structured, diffusing system of particles with pairwise interactions that is scalable to a very large number of nodes and has favorable communications characteristics including well defined bounds on the number of hops and the number of nodes to which a particle's position must be sent. To deal with structural imbalance, we can assign a weight corresponding to the computational cost for a particular pair interaction of particles or locally clustered groups of particles to simulation space at the midpoint of the distance between the particles or centers of the clusters. We then carry out a spatial partitioning of the simulation volume using a k-d tree or optimal recursive bisection (ORB) to divide the volume into sections that have approximately equal total weights. To deal with local degradation of the load balance caused by changes in the distribution of particles from that used to determine the original spatial decomposition one can assign the actual computation of the pair interaction between two particles to any node that has the positions of both particles.12-04-2008
20080300838System and method of automatic interoperability checking for BPEL - In one embodiment the present invention includes a method of determining whether computer processes can interact without deadlocks. The computer processes may be modeled in a process modeling language. The method includes (optionally) generating state diagrams from the processes as modeled by process modeling language, generating step actions from the state diagrams, and executing model checking on the step actions. A computer program may implement the method, and a computer system may execute the computer program. Performing model checking on processes modeled by the process modeling language allows for increased interoperability checking.12-04-2008
20080300837Methods, Computer Program Products and Apparatus Providing Improved Selection of Agreements Between Entities - The exemplary embodiments of the invention provide methods, computer program products and apparatus that describe techniques for improved selection of agreements between entities, such as between a service provider and another entity (e.g., a supplier or customer of the service provider). In one non-limiting, exemplary embodiment, a method includes: providing a workflow model for a plurality of sub-processes, wherein the plurality of sub-processes has a plurality of second values, wherein each sub-process of the plurality of sub-processes has a different second value of the plurality of second values corresponding to a property common to each sub-process of the plurality of sub-processes, wherein the workflow model is a workflow model of a process; determining a first probability distribution of a first value for the process based on a plurality of second probability distributions for the plurality of second values, wherein each second probability distribution of the plurality of second probability distributions is for a different second value of the plurality of second values; and selecting an agreement based on the determined first probability distribution of the first value, wherein the selected agreement is an agreement to be used between a first entity and a second entity.12-04-2008
20080300836Self-Perpetuation of a Stochastically Varying Resource Pool - A computer-readable medium has encoded thereon software for maintaining a steady-state worth of an inhomogenous renewable resource pool. The software includes instructions for causing a data-processing system to evaluate an indicator of a historical worth of the resource pool, to determine a draw amount at least in part on the basis of this indicator, and to output data representative of that draw amount.12-04-2008
20110077926SIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A TECHNICAL INSTALLATION - A simulation system has a first simulator for simulating a first physical process and configured to store first CAD-based data, a second simulator for simulating a second physical process and configured to store second CAD-based data, and a server configured to process the first CAD-based data from the first simulator and to process the second CAD-based data from the second simulator.03-31-2011
20110077925METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF SPRINKLER HEAD POSITIONS AND NOZZLE SIZES IN AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus provides optimized installation site specifications for sprinkler head position and nozzle size for center pivot and/or linear movement type irrigation systems in which a plurality of sprinkler heads are typically mounted at multiple adjacent lateral positions along a water supply boom/line. A sprinkler head spacing and nozzle size computational apparatus and method is disclosed which employs a sprinkler precipitation depth-profile based modeling technique for determining and optimizing lateral positions and nozzle sizes for sprinkler heads disposed along the length of an irrigation system supply distribution boom/line. A required/desired irrigation application delivery rate/depth is specified by an irrigation system user/designer for one or more discrete segments along the irrigation system distribution boom/line according to specific irrigation needs. An optimized nozzle size and position for each sprinkler head disposed along the boom/line is adaptively determined based on the specified required precipitation delivery depth and summations of individual predicted application depth profiles for an initial sprinkler and successively added sprinklers such that a computed delivery accumulation depth falls within a predefined range of error tolerance for the specified required delivery depth for that segment of the distribution line. An associated computer apparatus executing program instructions for implementing the method generates and displays a graphic indication of required and predicted precipitation depth profiles and computed optimized lateral positions and nozzle sizes for the irrigation system sprinklers.03-31-2011
20110066413METHOD FOR CREATING COORDINATED NON-MATCHING PRODUCTS - This invention is a unique method to manufacture, package, market, distribute and sell coordinated non-matching items which have traditionally been matched. This invention includes the creation and use of a system for coordinating the non-matching items. It further includes the packaging of the coordinated non-matching products in both traditional and non-traditional quantities.03-17-2011
20120232868FORECAST-LESS SERVICE CAPACITY MANAGEMENT - A computer implemented method, system, and/or computer program product manages capacity in a service-provider system. A software model of a physical service-provider system is created and stored in memory. A parameter for running the software model with real-time metrics from the physical service-provider system as inputs to the software model is established. If the parameter is met, then the software model is run using the real-time metrics from the physical service-provider system as inputs. A pre-determined action, which adjusts capacity in the service-provider system and is prescribed by a specific model output, is established. If the specific model output, which resulted from using the real-time metrics from the physical service-provider system as inputs for running the software model, is output from the software model, then the pre-determined action is executed.09-13-2012
20120232867DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON DEPLOYMENT SIMULATION - Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media for designing an effective and efficient directed energy weapon system. A method for designing a directed energy weapons system may include modeling an environment and postulating a directed energy weapons system deployment. The capability of the postulated directed energy weapon system deployment to defend a target aircraft against a missile threat within the environment may then be simulated. The postulated directed energy weapon system deployment may be iteratively improved based on simulation results.09-13-2012
20120316852ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING THE OPERATION OF A SUPPLY NETWORK - An exemplary arrangement for determining set point values for controllable elements in a network that includes a management system for driving elements of the network and a plurality of processing units. The arrangement also includes at least one simulation unit with a simulation environment for generating a hydraulic simulation model of the network, and an optimization unit with an optimization environment for converting and simplifying the hydraulic simulation model. The optimization environment receives exported data from the simulation environment, generates a simplified optimization model from the exported data through an algorithm that is implemented through program code executed by a processor, and uses the optimization model and at least one of received additional data and measurement and field data to calculate optimized flow charts as temporally changeable set point value series for driving elements in the network and providing the driven elements to the management system.12-13-2012
20120123759SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOMMENDING SENSITIVE MAKE-UP BASED ON SKIN TONE OF USER - A system for recommending a sensitive make-up based on skin tone of a user, includes an avatar creator for creating an avatar image using skin information obtained by scanning user's body. Further, the sensitive make-up recommending system includes a cosmetics information processor for generating analysis information by analyzing a plurality of cosmetics and then storing the generated information in a database. Furthermore, the sensitive make-up recommending system includes a simulator for displaying results of performing a make-up simulation to the avatar image based on the analysis information on certain cosmetics selected by the user and the skin information.05-17-2012
20120123758Virtual Environment For Critical Incident Response Training - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for critical incident response training are disclosed. A method of prompting a user of a computing device to choose how a user avatar should interact with a three-dimensional virtual environment in response to a critical incident includes displaying the three-dimensional virtual environment on a display device. The three-dimensional virtual environment graphically represents a physical environment. The method further includes displaying the user avatar that represents the user on a display device. The user avatar is positioned in the three-dimensional virtual environment. The method further includes simulating the critical incident in the three-dimensional virtual environment, and prompting the user to choose how the user avatar should interact with the three-dimensional virtual environment in response to the simulated critical incident.05-17-2012
20120166166System and Method Visualizing Data Corresponding to Physical Objects - There is provided an exemplary method for providing a visualization of data describing a physical structure, the visualization being provided with respect to a grid that represents data. The exemplary method comprises selecting a cross-section that intersects the grid, the cross-section corresponding to a region of interest. The exemplary method also comprises limiting at least one of a width or a height of the cross-section to create a viewing section. The exemplary method additionally comprises displaying data on a portion of the grid corresponding to the viewing section.06-28-2012
20120166165ROBOT SIMULATION APPARATUS, ROBOT SIMULATION METHOD, AND ROBOT SIMULATION PROGRAM - A robot simulation apparatus for moving a virtual robot along a track includes: a track calculating unit that performs, in an interrupt time interval, track calculation processing for calculating a track of the virtual robot after a sampling time; and a time changing unit that separately sets both of the sampling time and the interrupt time interval variable in a range in which the sampling time is equal to or shorter than the interrupt time interval.06-28-2012
20120166164DERIVED SIMULATIONS FOR PLANNING SYSTEMS - Baseline data may be generated, including copying selected data from a planning database. Modifying requests associated with changes to a derived simulation may be received, and affected entries within the baseline data that are affected by the modifying requests may be determined. Simulation entries may be stored within a derived simulation dataset, the simulation entries corresponding to the affected entries within the baseline data. A mapping may be provided between the simulation entries within the derived simulation dataset and the affected entries within the baseline data. The derived simulation may be provided in response to the modifying requests and based on the mapping.06-28-2012
20090076785System and method for handling a dependency between two product segments of a process modeling a production system - A system for handling a dependency between two product segments of a process modeling a production system within a manufacturing execution system (MES) includes a network and a production modeler. The network has data processing units running a MES software for controlling and/or monitoring a production process operating a production components. The production modeler within the MES software defines the dependency between the two product segments, and allows modeling the dependency in a graphical environment as a link between the two product segments. The link is selected from a tool box having link types, each defining one of predetermined dependencies, such as: the two product segments run in parallel, one of the product segments starts after end of the other product segment, one of the product segments starts with a predetermined delay after the other product segment has been started, both two product segments use an identical equipment.03-19-2009
20120271604SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATION DECISION SCIENCES OF SIMULATION MODELS - A system and method for viewing models and model variables within a sophisticated modeling environment is disclosed. The system provides varying levels of insight into a modeling infrastructure to help the user understand model and model variable dependencies, usage, distribution, and/or the like. The method includes storing model and model variable data within a relational database system, receiving a request from a user interfacing with the system via a web interface, extracting search criteria and presentation preferences from the request, formulating and executing one or more queries on the database to retrieve the required data, formatting the data in accordance with the request, and retuning the data to the requesting user in the form of a web page.10-25-2012
20120084063SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING CHANGES IN ENERGY USAGE IN A BUILDING - A computer system for use with a building management system for a building includes a processing circuit configured to determine a building's baseline energy usage model. The processing circuit may be configured to determine one or more automatically selected variables for use in the baseline energy usage model for predicting energy use in a building. The processing circuit may be further configured to cause the display of the one or more automatically selected variables on a user interface device. The processing circuit may be configured to receive, from the user interface, a selection of one or more variables which differ from the one or more automatically selected variables. The processing circuit may be further configured to use the received selection to generate a new baseline energy usage model.04-05-2012
20120084062DYNAMICALLY SELECTING MASTER CLOCK TO MANAGE NON-LINEAR SIMULATION CLOCKS - Systems and methods that efficiently simulate controlled systems are presented. A simulation management component (SMC) controls simulation of a controlled system by controlling a desired number of nodes, each comprising a controller (e.g., soft controller) and a simulated component or process, which are part of the controlled system. The simulation can be performed in a step-wise manner, wherein the simulation can comprise a desired number of steps of respectively desired lengths of time. For each step, the SMC dynamically selects a desired clock (e.g., currently identified slowest clock) as a master clock for the next step. The SMC predicts a length of time of the next step to facilitate setting a desired length of time for the next step based in part on the predicted length of time. As part of each step, components can synchronously exchange data via intra-node or inter-node connections to facilitate simulation.04-05-2012
20120221306MULTISCALE DIGITAL ROCK MODELING FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION - Methods for upscaling digital rock modeling data are described. Core-plug samples for pore-scale modeling are strategically chosen using whole-core minipermeability grids and conventional CT (Computed Tomography) scans. Pore models or pore-network models are used for flow modeling. Computed numerical SCAL (Special Core AnaLysis) properties are validated using laboratory-derived data, then they are used to populate borehole-scale models. Borehole-scale models use MPS (Multi-Point Statistics) to combine minipermeability grids and conventional CTscans of whole core with electrical borehole images to create 3D numerical pseudocores for each RRT (Reservoir Rock Type). SCAL properties determined from pore-scale models are distributed for each petrophysical facies in numerical pseudocores. Effective SCAL properties computed from various MPS borehole-scale realizations or models are used to populate interwell-scale models for each RRT. At the interwell scale, seismic attributes and variogram statistics from LWD (logging while drilling) data are used to populate digital rock models. Effective properties computed from flow simulations for interwell volumes are used to populate full-field scale models. At the full-field scale, outcrop analogs, sequence stratigraphy, forward stratigraphic models, diagenetic models, and basin-scale models are combined using MPS to improve flow simulations. At every stage, REVs (representative element volumes) are computed to be certain rock heterogeneities have been captured.08-30-2012
20120221305SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING SELECTED PORTIONS OF A MOVEMENT PATH SIMULATION OVER A NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided for obtaining a vehicle movement path simulation over a network. The system comprises data sources including weather data, terrain data, navigation data and vehicle performance data. The system also comprises a client computing device configured to send a request for vehicle movement path simulation data, and a server in communication with the one or more data sources and the client computing device. The server comprises a processor configured to receive the request for vehicle movement path simulation data and deliver the vehicle movement path simulation data to the client computing device via the network. A method comprises determining a geographic position from the movement plan and retrieving data associated with the geographic position from the data sources. The method further comprises creating view volume data from the retrieved data and transmitting the view volume data over the network to the client computing device.08-30-2012
20120221304INTEGRATION OF WORKFLOWS FROM VARIOUS SYSTEMS - A particular system receives an order to be modeled as a workflow, and creates a particular system workflow based on the order. The particular system also provides the particular system workflow to application programming interfaces (APIs) associated with the particular system, and receives, via the APIs, a workflow associated with another system. The particular system further provides, via the APIs, the particular system workflow to the other system, and combines the particular system workflow with the other system workflow to create a combined workflow. The particular system enables a user device to access, via the particular system, one or more of the combined workflow, the particular system workflow, and the other system workflow.08-30-2012
20100223042MODELING AND SIMULATION METHOD - A method for modeling and simulating a system comprising first and second interrelated components is disclosed. The method comprises modeling the behavior of said first and second components using first and second specifications. Each of said first and second specifications includes a functional specification and an associated simulation element. The method further comprises simulating the behavior of said first and second components using said first and second specifications. The simulation elements communicate with one another to provide a simulation system.09-02-2010
20100204971Gamma Ray Tool Response Modeling - Systems and methods which provide modeling or simulation of gamma ray (GR) tool response using a hybrid analytical and numerical technique are shown. Embodiments employ a GR tool simulation technique which provides gamma ray information simulated as a function of only the gamma particles which reach the detector without scattering. Embodiments utilize a discretization function to determine the gamma particles which would reach a point detector from each unit volume source of an investigation domain without scattering. Embodiments further utilize the foregoing discretization function with respect to a plurality of point detectors, wherein the particular number and configuration of point detectors are selected to relatively accurately simulate the results of a particular GR detector configuration, such as line detector or volume detector configurations. Embodiments may be implemented using inexpensive and widely available computing platforms, such as personal computers, thereby facilitating economic and practical GR tool simulation.08-12-2010
20100204970Method, system, and product for performing sub-configuration of entities - Techniques to performing sub-configuration of components of an entity. In one method, the entity is configured via a parent model and each sub-configurable component is configured via one of a number of sub-models. Initially a selection to configure a particular sub-configurable component of the entity is received, and a sub-model for the selected component is identified. One or more values for one or more features of the selected component are received (e.g., from the parent model or via the sub-model) and form a configuration for the component, which is then validated based on the associated sub-model and the received values. Configuration of the entity is also validated based on the parent model and the validated configuration for the selected component. Feedbacks may be provided for each configuration of the parent model and sub-models. The data for the parent model and sub-models may be localized or globalized.08-12-2010
20120215507SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED ASSESSMENT WITHIN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for automated assessment within a virtual environment. Interactive simulation systems have a variety of applications for education and/or training applications, including education, military, and corporate contexts. Evidence-based assessment models may be embedded into interactive simulation systems and may further enhance the utility of such systems by automating the assessment of the performance of participants in a simulation. Evidence-based assessments may be established using a variety of criteria, including completeness, accuracy of performance, timeliness of the learning task, etc.08-23-2012
20120215506WAVEFORM INVERSION BY MULTIPLE SHOT-ENCODING FOR NON-FIXED SPREAD GEOMETRIES - Seismic data processing methods and computing systems are presented. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes simulating a set of simulated seismic data from a set of acquired seismic data; separating the simulated seismic data into a plurality of data sets, wherein one set of data is matched in the acquired seismic data and one set of data is unmatched in the acquired seismic data; conforming the simulated seismic data and the acquired seismic data to one another using separated, simulated seismic data unmatched by a counterpart in the acquired seismic data from the acquired seismic data; and performing an inversion between the acquired seismic data and the separated, simulated seismic data after they are conformed to one another.08-23-2012
20120215505SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A VEHICLE MOVEMENT PATH SIMULATION OVER A NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided for rendering a vehicle movement path simulation over a network. The system comprises data sources including weather data, terrain data, navigation data and vehicle performance data. The system also comprises a client computing device configured to send a request for vehicle movement path simulation data, and a server in communication with the one or more data sources and the client computing device. The server comprises a processor configured to receive the request for vehicle movement path simulation data and deliver the vehicle movement path simulation data to the client computing device via the network. A method comprises determining a geographic position from the movement plan and retrieving data associated with the geographic position from the data sources. The method further comprises creating view volume data from the retrieved data and transmitting the view volume data over the network to a client computing device.08-23-2012
20120215508GRAPHICAL FUNCTIONS - A method, system and computer program product to define and utilize functions graphically is provided which may be used in the simulation of finite state machines. The functions may combine mathematical, logical, non-linear and comparative operations. The graphical elements of the function may be hidden for ease of display of various portions of a model.08-23-2012
20110184710VIRTUAL ENDOSCOPY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DRIVING THEREOF AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION APPARATUS - A virtual endoscopy apparatus according to the present invention comprises a data processor generating volume data expressed by a three dimensional position function by using contiguous cross sectional image data of an inspection subject and based on the volume data, generating virtual endoscopy data of inside of the inspection subject; and a display unit displaying virtual endoscopy images according to the virtual endoscopy data, the data processor taking pictures of inside of the inspection subject while rotating a virtual camera around a movement path inside the inspection subject and generating the virtual endoscopy data at the same angle.07-28-2011
20120253766GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR VIEWING OR EDITING AN EXECUTABLE BLOCK DIAGRAM MODEL - In one embodiment, a method for displaying elements of an attribute in an executable block diagram model is provided. The method may include displaying an executable block diagram model in a first window and receiving a first input from an input device, wherein the first input associates with a first parameter of a block diagram modeling component in the executable block diagram model, the first parameter is represented in the executable block diagram model by a first graphical affordances. The method may include triggering the display of a value of a first parameter in a first user interface widget in the first window.10-04-2012
20120173216DETERMINING DIFFERENTIAL STRESS BASED ON FORMATION CURVATURE AND MECHANICAL UNITS USING BOREHOL LOGS - A method for performing wellbore operations of a field having a subterranean formation. The method includes determining, based on an image log of a wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation, a plurality of interpreted geological surfaces, identifying a plurality of estimated slickensides from the plurality of interpreted geological surfaces based on at least one pre-determined criterion, calculating, using a processor, a differential stress using a curvature model representing at least one mechanical unit defined by the plurality of estimated slickensides, generating a stress model using the differential stress, identifying a modeled wellbore stress-induced failure in response to a total stress value in the stress model exceeding a strength property of the subterranean formation, determining a difference between the modeled wellbore stress-induced failure and an observed stress-induced failure in the subterranean formation, and updating the stress model by adjusting the plurality of estimated slickensides to, in turn, adjust the difference.07-05-2012
20120173215Real-Time Predictive Simulation Modeling - Methods, systems, and computer storage media are provided for generating simulation graphs using real-time clinical data. A user may indicate one or more scenario variables to apply to an area of interest. A simulation graph is then generated that includes at least an indication of a scenario status. The scenario status indicates an expected result based on the one or more scenario variables selected by the user. The simulation graph may also include a baseline status indicating an expected result should no changes be made to a current environment. Multiple simulation graphs for varying areas of interest may be generated and compared to one another such that a user is able to quickly identify efficient solutions.07-05-2012
20120253765METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING, ANALYSING AND SPECIFYING A HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE - A method for analyzing and specifying a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) may include providing an HMI designing system, constructing an HMI design that includes objects created from the HMI designing system and associating the objects using events and transitions. Objects may include states and screens of a graphical user interface. The method may receive input from a user and describe a human-machine interface using syntax that is based on the user input. The syntax may include graphical representations of states and transitions between the states. The HMI designing system may include a memory to store representations of the human-machine interface, a processor to receive input from a user and determine graphical representations of states and transitions between states, and a display to display the HMI.10-04-2012
20100057414Three Dimensional Geomorphic Simulation - A three dimensional geomorphic simulation is constructed from an array of modular components of standardized form. Said components may also support insertable sub-units which host features of enhanced local relief such as rivers, canals, berms or foundations.03-04-2010
20120316850FULL WAVEFORM INVERSION USING COMBINED SHOT DATA AND NO SCRATCH DISK - A system, method and computer program product for seismic imaging implements a seismic modeling algorithm utilizing Forward Wave Inversion technique for revising Reverse Time Migration models used for sub-surface modeling. The technique requires large communication bandwidth and low latency to convert a parallel problem into one solved using massive domain partitioning. The partitioning of a velocity model into processing blocks allows each sub-problem to fit in a local cache, increasing locality and bandwidth and reducing latency. The RTM seismic data processing utilizes data that includes combined shot data, i.e., shot data selected from amongst a plurality of shots that are combined at like spatial points of the volume. An iterative approach is applied such that the correction term RTM generates at each iteration in the iterative approach is used for refining the model, and the updated model is used for generating a further refined RTM model.12-13-2012
20100299120SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE COMBINED ACQUISITION OF DATA FOR SCADA AND SIMULATION OR NETWORK CALCULATION APPLICATIONS - A system and method are provided for the combined acquisition of data for SCADA and simulation or network calculation applications. At least one data processing device has means for generating templates and acquiring data. The means allows at least two model levels of a supply network (e.g., a gas network) to be generated on the basis of a template and/or pattern in cooperation with at least one data memory. At least one consistent generic template contains a uniform, consistent pattern for a detailed model of at least one first model level, for a simplified model of at least one second model level, and/or respective conversion instructions, such as for the transition between at least two respective model levels, to be established and/or retrieved for recurring subareas and/or object groups and/or objects of the at least two model levels. The respective generic template can be copied, and the respective generic template can be individually adjusted, and/or concrete subareas of both model levels can be combined.11-25-2010
20100299119PERFORMANCE MONITOR FOR SUBSEA EQUIPMENT - The present invention relates to a system and method for monitoring subsea equipment performance and for providing early warning for equipment maintenance, comprising at least one sensor coupled to said equipment and arranged to measure at least one performance indicator value and a calculation unit for sampling the measured indicator values at a chosen rate, and from the sampled data estimating a likely future development of the sampled value and estimating the time for the passing of a chosen threshold value, the threshold value being a critical value requiring repair of replacements of said equipment, the system being adapted to provide a signal indicating the calculated time of repair/replacement.11-25-2010
20120179441METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THERMAL LOAD DISTRIBUTION IN A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - Methods and systems for managing thermal load distribution on a portable computing device (“PCD”) include storing on a PCD a plurality of thermal load steering scenarios which identify simulated thermal load conditions for the PCD, corresponding simulated workloads that produced the simulated thermal load conditions, and thermal load steering parameters for steering the simulated thermal load to a predetermined spatial location on the PCD. A scheduled workload for the PCD is monitored to identify a match with one of the thermal load steering scenarios so that the workload may be scheduled according to a thermal load steering parameter. Another method includes initiating a thermal mitigation technique on a PCD and determining a current graphical load being processed by the PCD. A graphics feature associated with the current graphical load is identified. The graphics feature is then disabled while maintaining a frame rate to reduce temperature of the PCD.07-12-2012
20100274542ENHANCED PREDICTION OF ATMOSPHERIC PARAMETERS - A method and software program for providing a weather prediction of atmospheric parameters for an aircraft, includes collecting (10-28-2010
20100010791SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING FLEXIBLE ORDERING TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY IN PROCESS FLOWS - A plurality of equivalent representations of a process are identified. The process has a plurality of tasks. Each of the representations specifies a different order of the tasks. The plurality of equivalent representations are consolidated into a single representation. The single representation captures, in at least one flexible order grouping, at least two of the tasks that may be performed in more than one order. At least one constraint is specified for the at least one flexible order grouping. Techniques for merging two or more flexible representations are also provided.01-14-2010
20100010790SYSTEM & METHOD FOR DYNAMIC STRUCTURING OF PROCESS ANNOTATIONS - A plurality of base templates are generated. Each of the base templates models a corresponding process. A plurality of instances of each of the base templates are instantiated. Each of the plurality of instances corresponds to an application of the corresponding process to a particular environment. Each of the instances of each of the base templates is annotated, based, in each case, upon observation of functioning of the instance in the particular environment.01-14-2010
20100010789METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR SIMULATING A SCENARIO BY UPDATING EVENTS OVER A TIME WINDOW INCLUDING THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE - A scenario is simulated by providing an agent that is an object in the scenario, providing a time window for the scenario that spans the farthest reachable past time and the farthest reachable future time with respect to a present time for the agent and/or at least one player that interacts with the simulated scenario, providing at least one event that represents a change in at least one attribute of the agent, and updating a state of the scenario by applying the at least one event to the agent within the time window.01-14-2010
20120316851PARAMETER PROMOTION IN A BLOCK DIAGRAM MODELING ENVIRONMENT - A computational device receives, from a user, a selection of a block, a subsystem or multiple blocks from a block diagram modeling environment, and presents, to the user, a set of parameters associated with the block, subsystem, or multiple blocks. The computational device receives, from the user, selection of a first subset of parameters from the set of parameters, and creates a customized dialog box by promoting the selected first subset of parameters to the customized dialog box, wherein the customized dialog box permits editing of values associated only with the first subset of parameters.12-13-2012
20120259603SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING EVENTS IN A REAL ENVIRONMENT - A system is disclosed for simulating events in a real environment containing static objects and dynamic objects that includes a position locating unit for continuously determining the real environment the position of the dynamic objects in relation to the static objects within a time period in which the even takes place; storage elements for storing data describing the dynamic and static objects of the environment; and processing elements for processing data from the storage elements; d) display elements for displaying a simulated view from a selected viewpoint on the simulated environment; and control elements to repeat the functioning of the processing and display elements for a range of consecutive time moments.10-11-2012
20120259602PARTICLE SIMULATOR AND METHOD OF SIMULATING PARTICLES - The memory size used in DEM calculation of particle having a particle diameter distribution is suppressed.10-11-2012
20090018806System, Method And Computer Program Product For Developing A System-Of-Systems Architecture Model - A method is provided for developing an architecture model for a system-of-systems (SoS) that includes n system levels L01-15-2009
20120265507PROCESS MODEL MERGING - Process model merging receives data representative of a first model that models a first process and a second model that models a second process, and determines, based on the data and a predetermined plurality of basic model manipulation operations, atomic differences in the second model relative to the first model. Compound differences are determined in the second model relative to the first model. A user is informed of the atomic differences and the compound differences. The user is allowed to select a set of the plurality of basic model manipulation operations. A modified first model is obtained by applying the selected set of basic model manipulation operations to the first model.10-18-2012
20120239361Subsurface Directional Equalization Analysis of Rock Bodies - A subsurface directional analysis determines an image-based three-dimensional analysis meta-model with unbiased vectors and tensor relations among rock bodies or complex objects in the directional subsurface environment. An analytical tool is applied to sequence stratigraphy for characterization of geological heterogeneity of developed hydrocarbon reservoirs, aquifers and sequences of rocks.09-20-2012
20120265503ENERGY CONSUMPTION SIMULATION - Various embodiments of systems and methods for simulating energy consumption for a simulation period are described herein. Realized energy consumption profile values for time slices of a simulation period are retrieved. Prior realized energy consumption profile values from corresponding time slices of consecutive previous calendar periods for time slices of the simulation period for which the realized energy consumption profile values are not available are retrieved. Further, time slices of the simulation period for which the corresponding prior realized profile values are not available are identified. For the identified time slices, an estimation of the unrealized energy profile values is computed using synthetic profile values. Furthermore, retrieved realized energy consumption profile values, retrieved prior realized energy consumption profile values, and estimated unrealized energy profile values are used to simulate energy consumption for the simulation period.10-18-2012
20120265508Cost Evaluation and Prediction - A mechanism is provided for enabling prediction of a cost between an origin and a destination even in the case of insufficient past route information. Data D, which includes an origin, a destination, and information on cost between these points, is prepared as well as a subroutine for calculating cost c10-18-2012
20120265506GENERATION OF OCCUPANT ACTIVITIES BASED ON RECORDED OCCUPANT BEHAVIOR - A method and apparatus for simulating occupant behavior in buildings may be used to predict the energy use of a building structure. The activities of actual building occupants are recorded and provided as an input to the occupant behavior simulation. The occupant behavior simulation generates simulated occupant schedules with similar behavioral patterns. An arbitrary set of factors can be used to select plausible activity types, durations, and numbers of participants during an occupant behavior simulation. The simulated occupant schedules may then be incorporated into a building performance simulation to help architects predict the energy demand associated with different building design options.10-18-2012
20120265505METHOD FOR SIMULATING BEHAVIOR IN A RECONFIGURABLE INFRASTRUCTURE AND SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD - A technique for simulating behaviors in a reconfigurable infrastructure represented in three dimensions and including interactive objects. Characteristics of an interactive object are described in an object profile, users in the infrastructure simulated by intelligent agents, an agent described in an agent profile including information indicating a main objective of said agent, executing a trajectory calculation process associated with a given agent including at least three steps: (1) profiles of the interactive objects are analyzed; (2) a trajectory is calculated or recalculated with the help of a path-search algorithm; (3) a check is performed to verify whether the trajectory is valid; if the trajectory is valid, the trajectory is taken into account for the movements of the intelligent agent; if the trajectory is not valid, at least one constraint included in an interactive object profile invalidating the trajectory is identified and the process is executed again from the first step.10-18-2012
20120271605SYNCHRONIZATION AND DATA REVIEW SYSTEM - A method and system control data collection and display parameters in two or more data modules in a dynamic system. The method and system provide the ability to collect and display data in a dynamic system having two or more data modules communicatively coupled thereto. As the dynamic system operates, data is generated. At least one controller manages data collection and display behavior of the two or more data modules. Ultimately, the controller controls data collection and display parameters for each of the two or more data modules in a manner that enables synchronization. The controller can be imbedded within the control module system. The method and system provides the user with the ability to better control, manipulate, review, and synchronize the collection of data in a dynamic system, whether physical or virtual, real time, or a simulation.10-25-2012
20110060569Real-Time, Model-Based Autonomous Reasoner and Method of Using the Same - An apparatus and method for detecting and classifying in real-time characteristic of a system component is provided. A sensor senses the system component and outputs a first quantity of data corresponding to a characteristic of the system component. A modeler receives the first quantity of data, converts it to a numerical value and runs a computer model simulation to detect an anomalous behavior of the system component. The detected anomalous behavior is optimized and expressed as a second quantity of data. An autonomous reasoner collects the second quantity of data. A database has a plurality of signatures related to predominant modes of the system component. The autonomous reasoner compares the second quantity of data with the signatures and identifies a signature that matches the second quantity of data. An output indicative of a cause of the anomalous behavior of the system component is provided.03-10-2011
20110246156Method for Determining the Probability of a Collision of a Vehicle With a Living Being - The invention describes a method for determining the probability of a collision of a vehicle with a living being, in which the behaviour in space and time of the living being is modelled by means of a behavioural model and the behaviour in space and time of the vehicle is modelled by means of a kinematic model and, starting from the current positions of the vehicle and the living being, at least one trajectory for each of them is determined. According to the invention, the current positions of the living being and of the vehicle are used to compute trajectories of the vehicle and of the living being as a trajectory pair until said trajectory pair either indicates a collision or indicates no collision, whereupon the number of trajectory pairs indicating a collision is determined, and the probability of a collision is determined as the quotient of the number of trajectory pairs indicating a collision and the total number of trajectory pairs that have been computed.10-06-2011
20110246155Computer-Readable Medium And Systems For Applying Multiple Impact Factors - A system includes a processor and a memory. The memory includes a first data store configured to store a plurality of impact factors, each of which includes a normalized percentage change in an estimated building parameter attributable to a particular design choice associated with a proposed building. The memory further includes a plurality of instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a first user input selecting at least one of the plurality of impact factors, bundle the at least one of the plurality of impact factors into a group in response to receiving the user input, receive a second user input including a name to associate with the group, and store the group and the name in the memory. At least one instruction, when executed by the processor, causes to the processor to apply the group to adjust a selected baseline model of a building to produce a resulting model.10-06-2011
20120089381AUTOMATED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING HIGH RESOLUTION TIDAL HEIGHTS AND CURRENTS IN COASTAL ZONES - System and method for automatically and regularly predicting water level and currents in coastal areas, without operator intervention. The system and method can enable, automated operational forecasts at regular time intervals without operator intervention by using a grid and a computer forecast model that allows accurate prediction of tidal heights and currents in complex shoreline and bathymetry regions, single or parallel processing capability, optimal available processor assignment based on the size of computing domain, standard and other tidal database forcing in the open boundary, missing data gap-filling, and wind, bathymetry, and model-derived boundary condition model integration.04-12-2012
20110276320Artifact Reduction In Iterative Inversion Of Geophysical Data - Method for reducing artifacts in a subsurface physical properties model (11-10-2011
20120330633SCINTILLATION GENERATOR FOR SIMULATION OF AERO-OPTICAL AND ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE - In one aspect, a scintillation generator for simulation of aero-optical and atmospheric turbulence is described. A first deformable minor is illuminated using collimated light from a source laser beam. In one aspect, movement of a first deformable mirror is controlled to modulate a reflected laser beam to induce wave-front phase errors onto the reflected laser beam to simulate propagation of the reflected laser beam through near-field aero-optical disturbance. In one aspect, the reflected laser beam is focused onto a second deformable mirror to form a near-field beam. In one aspect, movement of the second deformable minor is controlled to modulate a reflection of the near-field laser beam to induce amplitude fluctuations onto the reflected near-field laser beam to simulate propagation of the reflected near-field laser beam through far-field atmospheric turbulence. The second deformable mirror is in a Fourier plane of the first deformable mirror. Other aspects are described and claimed.12-27-2012
20110288837Multi-Stage Process Modeling Method - A process is modeled by resolving the process into a plurality of process stages, including at least a first process stage and a second process stage, and developing a plurality of models, each model corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of process stages, wherein the model corresponding to each process stage is developed using data from one or more runs of that process stage and output quality data relating to the one or more runs of that process stage and wherein the model corresponding to each process stage is adapted to produce an output quality prediction associated with that process stage, and wherein the output quality prediction produced by the model of a first one of the process stages is used to develop the model of a second one of the process stages.11-24-2011
20110320180Migration Velocity Analysis of Seismic Data Using Common Image Cube and Green's Functions - Seismic data are assembled and stored for a set of cross-correlation lag times to form an array of common image gathers over depth levels of interest. The two dimensional gathers assembled over different lag times form a three-dimensional cube of common image data. The data are analyzed to determine the travel time shift required to equalize upgoing and downgoing wavefields. Events in the common image gathers are then modeled using Green's functions to generate a data set representing the data resulting from processing had a precise velocity model been obtainable from the seismic data. The generated data are then processed with inversion techniques to form a velocity model for seismic data analysis.12-29-2011
20110320179PROCESS MONITORING - A method for process monitoring may include generating a monitoring-level process model. The monitoring-level process model may be a monitoring-level view of a process and being associated with an implementation-level process model. The implementation-level process model may include a series of implementation-level steps to perform the process. A selection of a monitoring-level step in the monitoring-level process model and a selection of at least one implementation-level step in the implementation-level process model may be received. The implementation-level step(s) may be mapped to the corresponding monitoring-level step(s).12-29-2011
20120101791CONTROLLING SIMULATION SYSTEMS - A method for controlling a simulation system includes storing first-stage and second stage tables in which a value of a predicted time until arrival of an I/O instruction and a type of the instruction are included as entries for each program counter of an instruction set simulator, and in which a value of an earliest time until an output event from a peripheral simulator is included as an entry for each type of instruction; looking up the first-stage table to obtain the type of the instruction and the value of the predicted time until arrival of the instruction, looking up the second-stage table with reference to the obtained type of the instruction to obtain the value of the earliest time until the output event from the peripheral simulator, and returning the predicted time until arrival of the instruction and the earliest time until the output event from the peripheral simulator.04-26-2012
20120101790EMBROIDERY IMAGE RENDERING USING PARAMETRIC TEXTURE MAPPING - Rendering methods, systems, and computer-readable media for rendering a simulated embroidery design image based on an embroidery design are presented. Given an embroidery design comprising a plurality of stitch representations and a lighting angle for the simulated embroidery design image, embodiments process the stitch representations to determine a stitch length and lighting angle and select from a stitch image database a stitch image corresponding to the stitch length and lighting angle, and place the selected stitch on a rendering canvas in a position corresponding to the stitch position indicated by the stitch representation. When rendered, all of individual stitch image on the rendering canvas appear to be illuminated from the same direction.04-26-2012
20100198569DETERMINING BOREHOLE CORRECTED FORMATION PROPERTIES - A method to determine one or more borehole corrected formation properties using measurements made using a logging tool disposed in a borehole penetrating an earth formation is disclosed. The measurements are used to determine an apparent conductivity tensor for the formation and, for a set of parameters, a parameter value for each parameter in a subset of the set of parameters. A parameter value for each parameter in the set of parameters not in the subset is provided and a borehole-inclusive modeled conductivity tensor is computed. The apparent conductivity tensor and the borehole-inclusive modeled conductivity tensor are iteratively used to optimize the parameter values, and the optimized parameter values are used to compute an optimized conductivity tensor. A borehole corrected conductivity tensor is computed using the optimized conductivity tensor, and the borehole corrected formation properties are determined using the borehole corrected conductivity tensor and/or the optimized parameter values.08-05-2010
20100131255HYBRID SOLVER FOR DATA-DRIVEN ANALYTICS - A complex solver that is able to solve a diverse variety of model analytics. Upon identifying the various input variable(s) and output variable(s) of the model variables, if a straight forward solve is not to be performed, it is determined whether the model analytics is to be inverted such that a forward solve can be performed. For instance, it might not be known generally, or at least to the solver, how to invert a particular equation of other model analytics. If the model analytics is to be inverted, the model analytics is inverted, and the forward solve is performed. On the other hand, if the inversion of the model analytics is not to be performed, then a numerical analysis solve is performed.05-27-2010
20100131252APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SIMULATING A SYSTEM STEADY STATE DEVOID OF PERFORMING FULL TRANSIENT OPERATING CONDITIONS - Apparatus and methods for simulating a steady state condition for an unknown variable in a system are provided. One apparatus includes a processor and memory configured to store a model of the system, and first and second predictions modules. The model is configured to receive a plurality of fixed inputs representing known variables for the model, the first prediction module is configured to generate an open loop prediction for the unknown variable based on the fixed inputs, and the second prediction module is configured to generate a closed loop prediction for the unknown variable based on the open loop prediction. A method includes the steps of receiving a plurality of fixed inputs in the system model, generating an open loop prediction for the unknown variable based on the plurality of fixed inputs, and generating a closed loop prediction for the unknown variable based on the open loop prediction.05-27-2010
20120150514REACTIVE COINCIDENCE - An outer event stream can be modeled to represent duration for an event with an inner event stream. The inner event stream can be generated to represent duration of at least one event from the outer event stream. By modeling the outer event stream to include duration, coincidence between two or more events can be determined. More specifically, the modeling of the outer event stream enables use of operators to identify coincidence between events from event streams.06-14-2012
20130024173Computer-Implemented Systems and Methods for Testing Large Scale Automatic Forecast Combinations - Systems and methods are provided for evaluating performance of forecasting models. A plurality of forecasting models may be generated using a set of in-sample data. Two or more forecasting models from the plurality of forecasting models may be selected for use in generating a combined forecast. An ex-ante combined forecast may be generated for an out-of-sample period using the selected two or more forecasting models. The ex-ante combined forecast may then be compared with a set of actual out-of-sample data to evaluate performance of the combined forecast.01-24-2013
20130173242METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING AND CONTROLLING BEHAVIOR OF ANIMATRONICS UNITS - A method for determining behavior of an animatronics unit includes receiving animation data comprising artistically determined motions for at least a portion of an animated character, determining a plurality of control signals to be applied to at least the portion of the animatronics unit in response to the animation data, estimating the behavior of at least the portion of the animatronics unit in response to the plurality of control signals by driving a software simulation of at least the portion of the animatronics unit with the plurality of control signals, and outputting a representation of the behavior of at least the portion of the animatronics unit to a user.07-04-2013
20080228453Flexible Modeling Concept for Discretely Simulating and Implementing, in particular, Material Processing and Distribution Systems - A method for modeling conveyance or flows of material or other functional behaviors, particularly in the form of components that generate material actions; a method for modeling a system having components, particularly a postal item distribution system, and; the generation of a discrete component-oriented simulation model based on the modelings, particularly as a basis for components and/or system implementation. Modeling of each component is carried out on the basis of a flexible component model that takes the input behavior and the functional behavior of a component into account, and that two components at a time transfer discrete events or discrete material units to one another by using a general communications model, particularly by using communication types.09-18-2008
20120253764Method of optimising a wind park construction - A method of optimising a wind park construction is provided. The wind park includes at least a first wind turbine and a second wind turbine. According to the method, a first blade topology is selected for the first wind turbine depending on a noise optimisation parameter which is measured and/or predicted at a reference position at a distance from the wind park. A second blade topology is selected for the second wind turbine depending on an energy efficiency optimisation parameter.10-04-2012
20120253763Model Management for Computer Aided Design Systems - A method and apparatus for generating data for analysis from a model for a system. Components in the system are identified using the model for the system. Attributes for the components are identified using the model and a repository having performance information. Data is generated using the attributes. The data is configured for use by a particular analysis application.10-04-2012
20120253762SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTATIONS UTILIZING OPTIMIZED EARTH MODEL REPRESENTATIONS - A method and corresponding system is provided for computation utilizing an earth model representation via a computing system having a first processor having access to an earth model dataset. The method includes compressing the earth model dataset at the first processor to generate a look-up table and a set of data indices (i.e., collectively a compressed earth model representation), wherein the look-up table includes quantized data values. By then storing the look-up table in a first level (“fast”) memory, and storing the indices in a second level (“slower,” higher memory capacity) memory, the look-up table and the indices can be accessed to selectively decompress the compressed earth model representation at the first processor such that the computation can be performed efficiently by the first processor.10-04-2012
20110270595MODEL DRIVEN APPROACH FOR AVAILABILITY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (AMF) CONFIGURATION GENERATION - A method and system for generating an Availability Management Framework (AMF) configuration based on a model driven approach. The AMF configuration is an instance of an AMF sub-profile that can be used to model resources and services to be protected, and is generated from an instance of the Entity Type Files (ETF) sub-profile and an instance of the Configuration Requirements (CR) sub-profile. The ETF sub-profile can be used to model the resources provided by vendors, and the CR sub-profile can be used to model configuration requirements. Each of the AMF sub-profile, the ETF sub-profile and the CR sub-profile is a specialization of pre-defined Unified Modeling Language (UML) meta-classes. An input that includes an ETF model and a CR model, which are instances of the ETF sub-profile and the CR sub-profile, respectively, is transformed into an AMF model as the AMF configuration.11-03-2011
20130090904Traffic Sensor Management - A method, an apparatus and an article of manufacture for selecting a subset of at least one traffic sensor. The method includes modeling multiple sensor types to generate at least one sensor model, creating a sample space of at least one sensor combination of multiple sensors, modeling traffic movement of a region, running a traffic simulation based on the at least one sensor model, the sample space of at least one sensor combination and traffic movement of the region, wherein the traffic simulation generates multiple candidate sets of sensors, and selecting a subset of the multiple sensors based on the multiple candidate sets of sensors.04-11-2013
20130096893METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF A PROCESSING DEVICE - Methods and systems for assessing the environmental impact of one or more processing devices, such one or more printers, are disclosed. The system queries a life cycle assessment (LCA) service to receive a life cycle phase model for each device. The life cycle phase model includes a set of consumption variable categories associated with potential device usage during a life cycle phase. The system then receives consumption data for the device, identifies a portion of the consumption data that corresponds to the consumption variable categories in the model, and obtains an assessment of environmental impact of the device during the life cycle phase based on the consumption data.04-18-2013
20130096894AUTOMATIC INSERTION POINT IDENTIFICATION IN MODEL MERGING OPERATIONS - Automatic identification of an insertion point is done by comparisons defining the correspondence between elements of models. The sequence order of elements in the second model is analyzed to identify predecessor and successor elements of the element t. The comparison is used to identify a set of transferred predecessors (P04-18-2013
20130103372SPECIFYING REUSABLE PROCESS MODELS - A method and system for specifying a reusable process model. Sub-processes of a base process are identified as having a potential to be modified. By filling in values in a configurable pattern applied to each identified sub-process, dynamic categories are mapped to the identified sub-processes, thereby allowing the sub-processes to be reusable. A change to business requirements occurs, where the base process is based on the business requirements. Based on the change to the business requirements, a change to the values in the configurable pattern applied to a sub-process is received. The change to the values in the configurable pattern does not require a change to the base process.04-25-2013
20130103373ONLINE SIMULATION MODEL OPTIMIZATION - An online simulation model optimization receives data representative of a business process captured in real time to form instance metrics, aggregates the instance metrics to form aggregated instance metrics, and uses a particle filter for filtering the aggregated instance metrics to form calibrated data. The process iteratively computes an output value using the calibrated data, by a simulation model. Responsive to a determination that the output value is not within a predetermined tolerance of an error threshold, the process adjusts a weight previously assigned to an aggregated instance metric by the particle filter to form recalibrated data, whereby the recalibrated data is submitted to the simulation model for computation. Responsive to a determination that the output value is within the predetermined tolerance, the process sends a result to a correction selection process of a business process optimizer, the result comprising the output value, the calibrated data, and/or the recalibrated data.04-25-2013
20130124175SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOGENERATING SIMULATIONS FOR PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM CHECKOUT AND OPERATOR TRAINING - A method and system for automatically generating simulations for a distributed control system is disclosed herein. A programmed process model generator automatically incorporates a variety of process model data from pre-defined model libraries into descriptions of process equipment including control devices to render simulation models of various degrees of fidelity.05-16-2013
20130124174INTERNAL PARALLELISM IN A PARALLEL DISCRETE EVENT SIMULATION FOR SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS - An internally parallel PDES (“IP-PDES”) system performs logical processes in parallel and further performs the internal processing of at least one logical process in parallel. Because the IP-PDES system is PDES-based, each logical process may have its processing performed in parallel with the other logical processes. The IP-PDES system allows for certain logical processes to be designated as internally parallel meaning that the logical process, referred to as an IP logical process, has its internal processing also performed in parallel. The IP-DES system allocates multiple nodes for such an IP logical process so that executable code of the IP logical process executes in parallel at the allocated nodes to simulate the occurrence of an event. Internal parallelism within a PDES may help overcome resource limitations and help speed up the overall simulation.05-16-2013
20130144579ROTATIONS FROM GRADIENT DIRECTIONS - A method can include defining a two dimensional grid of cells for a region associated with a geologic environment, assigning directions to at least some of the cells, tracing a first set of trajectories with respect to the grid based on the directions, determining a first set of scalar field values based on the first set of trajectories, rotating the directions, tracing a second set of trajectories with respect to the grid based on the rotated directions, determining a second set of scalar field values based on the second set of trajectories, outputting a map based on the first set of scalar field values and the second set of scalar field values and applying the map to map a spatially distributed variable in the region associated with the geologic environment. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.06-06-2013
20130204597SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCT PERFORMANCE AND PERCEPTION MODELING - Included are embodiments of product performance and perception modeling. At least some embodiments include receiving a product geometry for a simulated toothbrush, the product geometry defining a physical product characteristic of the simulated toothbrush, receiving an environmental geometry for a simulated mouth, the environmental geometry defining a physical mouth characteristic and a perspective characteristic of the simulated mouth, and applying a simulated plaque indication layer in the simulated mouth. Similarly, some embodiments include applying a predetermined brushing stroke of the simulated toothbrush in the simulated mouth, determining sensory performance of the simulated toothbrush from the predetermined brushing stroke, and generating a scorecard indicating the sensory performance of the simulated toothbrush.08-08-2013
20130090905Traffic Sensor Management - A method for selecting a subset of at least one traffic sensor includes modeling multiple sensor types to generate at least one sensor model, creating a sample space of at least one sensor combination of multiple sensors, modeling traffic movement of a region, running a traffic simulation based on the at least one sensor model, the sample space of at least one sensor combination and traffic movement of the region, wherein the traffic simulation generates multiple candidate sets of sensors, and selecting a subset of the multiple sensors based on the multiple candidate sets of sensors.04-11-2013
20130151218TREATMENT PLANNING SIMULATION AND VERIFICATION SYSTEM - A treatment planning, simulation, and verification system is described. According to one embodiment, a treatment plan and a fluoroscopy data image of a treatment volume are received and the treatment plan is automatically adjusted based on the movement of the fluoroscopy data image. According another embodiment, a system includes a treatment planning component to generate a treatment plan and a simulation component to simulate the execution of the treatment plan.06-13-2013
20090312994Particle-Surface Interaction Model And Method of Determining Particle-Surface Interactions - A method and model of predicting particle-surface interactions with a surface, such as the surface of a spacecraft. The method includes the steps of: determining a trajectory path of a plurality of moving particles; predicting whether any of the moving particles will intersect a surface; predicting whether any of the particles will be captured by the surface and/or; predicting a reflected trajectory and velocity of particles reflected from the surface.12-17-2009
20100292973GEOPHYSICAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS - A method of processing geophysical data including at least measured potential field data from a potential field survey of a surveyed region of the earth to provide a representation of the geology of said surveyed region, the method comprising generating a first model of said surveyed region by fitting data predicted by said first model to said measured data for a specified frequency range; predicting full range potential field data for all measured frequencies using said generated first model; comparing said full range predicted data to said measured potential field data to provide full range residual data representing a difference between the full range predicted data and the full range measured data, and interpreting said full range residual data to provide a representation of said geology of said surveyed region.11-18-2010
20100299121Physics Simulation Apparatus and Method - A method and apparatus wherein complex physical interactions and collisions are modeled at a high level of detail while reducing the computational demands placed on the processing system. In one embodiment the method comprising the steps of defining a first object and a second object, each object adapted for colliding with the other object; assigning an interaction type for at least one of the first and second object in response to an object parameter; and selecting between a continuous simulation of a collision and a discrete simulation of the collision in response to the interaction type.11-25-2010
20100318334DATA ANALYSIS APPARATUS, DATA ANALYSIS METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The data analysis apparatus (12-16-2010
20100318333Using symbolic evaluation to validate models that have incomplete information - An arrangement calculates a description of potential responses of a distributed system in response to at least one input stimulus. The distributed system including nodes whose operation is described by respective node behavior descriptions. The method involves applying symbolic evaluation to plural node behavior descriptions so as to produce plural response descriptions that describe responses of nodes, and combining at least the plural response descriptions so as to arrive at the description of potential responses of the distributed system.12-16-2010
20130158965Physics Engine Systems Using "Force Shadowing" For Forces At A Distance - New physics engine systems and related media and products implementing a “Force Shadowing” effect from ambient, uniformly distributed background energy, to describe or simulate forces at a distance are provided.06-20-2013
20090083015Particle System Architecture in a Multi-Body Physics Simulation - An architecture tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium, the architecture for creating a particle system to be used in a physical simulation, including: a plurality of particle generation modules, wherein a particle generation module generates particles in a particle system; a plurality of particle motion modules, wherein a particle motion module produces physical motion of particles in a particle system; a plurality of particle display modules, wherein a particle display module renders particles in a particle system; a plurality of target effect modules, wherein a target effect module modifies particles in a particle system to perform in a certain way when they collide with an object; and a plurality of particle data structures.03-26-2009
20130158966METHOD OF COLLISION SIMULATION FOR SPINNING BALL - Disclosed is a method of simulating a collision trajectory of a ball which rotates and moves in a virtual sports game (for example, golf, baseball, soccer, or tennis). A method of collision simulation for a spinning ball includes: detecting collision of a spinning ball; calculating a velocity of the ball after colliding considering rotation of the ball and the friction with the ground; calculating a center point of the ball after colliding; and rolling and stopping the ball. The detecting of collision of a spinning ball includes: checking whether a segment connecting a center point in a previous position of the ball and a center point in the current position collides with the ground; and generating vectors of a lower part of the ball to check whether the vectors collide with the ground.06-20-2013
20130185043KARSTIFICATION SIMULATION - The invention relates to a method for simulating karstification phenomena in a karstic region, comprising a) defining a gridded geological model of the karstic region, in order to model a plurality of environments including a first environment described by values of at least one geological grid parameter, and a second environment described by values of edge parameters between two grid nodes, b) simulating stochastic displacements of particles in the grid of the geological model, the probability of each displacement of a particle being calculated taking into account values describing the environment within which the displacement is carried out, and c) modifying the values describing the first and/or second environment according to the courses taken by the particles.07-18-2013
20130185042SIMULATION DEVICE AND SIMULATION PROGRAM - A simulation device and simulation program are provided that can be suitably applied to a manufacturing process including a plurality of processing steps. The simulation device is provided for simulating the manufacturing process including a first processing step using a first mask, and a second processing step using a second mask. The simulation device includes first obtaining means for obtaining a first intensity distribution generated over a substrate of interest for processing by the first mask, second obtaining means for obtaining a second intensity distribution generated over the substrate by the second mask, and revising means for revising an intensity of a region in the first intensity distribution to be processed by the second mask, to a value regarded as a region not to be processed, based on the second intensity distribution.07-18-2013
20130185039MONTE-CARLO PLANNING USING CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION - A method, system and computer program product for choosing actions in a state of a planning problem. The system simulates one or more sequences of actions, state transitions and rewards starting from the current state of the planning problem. During the simulation of performing a given action in a given state, a data record is maintained of observed contextual state information, and observed cumulative reward resulting from the action. The system performs a regression fit on the data records, enabling estimation of expected reward as a function of contextual state. The estimations of expected rewards are used to guide the choice of actions during the simulations. Upon completion of all simulations, the top-level action which obtained highest mean reward during the simulations is recommended to be executed in the current state of the planning problem.07-18-2013
20130185040PARAMETERIZING A GEOLOGICAL SUBSURFACE FEATURE - A method to parameterize the geometry of a geological, subsurface feature such as a salt body is provided. Data corresponding to a subsurface, geological formation is acquired. The acquired formation data corresponds to a subsurface body having a certain geometry and a subsurface region. At least part of the subsurface body geometry is directly inverted into an inversion domain. The direct inversion includes partitioning the inversion domain into a first partitioned region, corresponding at least in part to the subsurface body, and a second partitioned region. The inversion further uses a level set representation to parameterize the subsurface body geometry. A computing system that includes a processor, a memory, and one or more programs stored in the memory is also provided. The programs comprise instructions that, when executed by the processor, are configured to perform the provided method.07-18-2013
20130185041MULTI-OBJECTIVE ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION USING SEQUENTIAL ADAPTIVE SAMPLING IN THE PARETO OPTIMAL REGION - Systems and methods of selecting sampling points (product designs) in a multi-objective engineering design optimization of a product are disclosed. The method comprises (a) receiving a description of the product to be optimized, (b) selecting an initial set of sampling points in a design variable space of the product, (c) obtaining numerically-simulated structural responses of each of the current set, (d) deriving a set of approximate POPs from optimization using metamodels constructed from numerically-simulated structural responses, (e) establishing subregions around POF kernels that are selected from approximate POPs using “Piercing” procedure, (f) creating a set of Diversity Basis Points by populating the subregions with a space filling criterion, (g) selecting another set of sampling points from a combined group of the Diversity Basis Points and POF kernels using “Piercing” procedure, (h) reducing the subregion size, and (i) repeating (c)-(h) until a termination condition has been reached.07-18-2013
20110313742METHOD FOR SIMULATING ARTICLE MADE OF VISCOELASTIC MATERIAL - A method for computerized simulation of an article made of a viscoelastic material comprises the steps of: defining a value of a viscoelastic property for each element of an article model; and making a deformation simulation of the article model; and the following steps (i)-(iii) are carried out at least once: (i) obtaining a strain amount of each of the elements from the deformation simulation; (ii) renewing the values of the viscoelastic property according to the obtained strain amounts so as to redefine the article model; (iii) again making the deformation simulation on the redefined article model.12-22-2011
20130191095SIMULATION OF A GEOLOGICAL PHENOMENON - A method for simulating a geological phenomenon which resulted in the formation of a geological region, comprising the following steps: 07-25-2013
20130191094WORK CONTENT CREATION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND WORKFLOW CREATION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A work content creation apparatus that carries out: deriving a motion range for a component that moves from animation data representing movement in 3-dimensional space of a component with a component name for work subject to processing, and based on a motion pattern and a motion condition stored in a first storage section, deriving a motion condition relationship to motion pattern of the component in the motion range; based on a correspondence relationship stored in a second storage section, deriving a work name corresponding to the motion condition relationship to motion pattern; and based on a correspondence relationship stored in a third storage section, deriving work content corresponding to the work name and the component name as work content of work performed on the component.07-25-2013
20130197888SIMULATING EARPIECE FIT BASED UPON 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.08-01-2013
20130197889MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR QUANTIFICATION AND SIMULATION OF PERFORMANCE AND OUTCOME OF WINTER TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES - An apparatus and system for evaluating winter transportation infrastructure maintenance operations includes a quantification component and a simulation component. Input data representative of collected winter transportation infrastructure maintenance data and observed transportation infrastructure data are modeled in a comprehensive data processing mechanism to measure and carry out effective and efficient winter maintenance planning and operations.08-01-2013
20130197890DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a data processing device, a data processing method, and a program which enable prediction to be performed even when there is a gap in the current location data to be obtained in real time. A learning main processor 08-01-2013
20130197887SEMI-AUTONOMOUS DIGITAL HUMAN POSTURING - Product Data Management systems, methods, and mediums. A method includes receiving data representing motion of a human generated by a motion capture device. The method includes identifying a generated posture of the human relative to objects in a virtual environment. The method includes determining whether the generated posture of the human intersects with an object in the virtual environment. Additionally, the method includes responsive to determining that the generated posture intersects with the object by a threshold amount, identifying a posture that will avoid intersection with the object by the threshold amount.08-01-2013
20080306717COOPERATIVE SIMULATION SYSTEM - A program cooperative system (cooperative simulation system), including a number of application programs, can easily modify the combination of application programs to be used according to purpose and realizes excellent throughput by comprising a database memory server memorizing and relaying data; a plurality of simulation tools each of which includes a cooperative module for writing data into and reading data from the database memory server; and a administrating unit setting the database memory server and the plurality of simulation tools and administrating operations performed by the database memory server and the plurality of simulation tools, wherein simulation is executed by the plurality of simulation tools in cooperation with one another. Consequently, the cooperation can be established at the same speed as a memory access speed.12-11-2008
20090083012GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING WAVELET DECOMPOSITION AND INPAINTING 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 wavelet decomposing at least one geospatial model frequency domain data set having at least one void therein to define a plurality of scaled versions of the geospatial model frequency domain data set. Moreover, the processor may further cooperate with the geospatial model data storage device for inpainting data into the at least one void to define a plurality of inpainted scaled versions of the geospatial model frequency domain data set, and reconstructing the plurality of inpainted scaled versions of the geospatial model frequency domain data set into a reconstructed geospatial model frequency domain data set.03-26-2009
20120046926INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring module, a model generating module and an analyzing module. The acquiring module acquires recording information corresponding to a target event from an event recording information storage device storing the recording information which includes a starting date and time of the target event, an ending date and time of the target event, and a place for an occurrence of the target event. The model generating module sets a date and time before or after a predetermined period since the starting date and time, sets a date and time before or after a predetermined period since the ending date and time, and generates a model including influence information. The analyzing module analyzes an influence of a first event and a second event. The second event is generated in the same place as the place in which the first event occurs.02-23-2012
20130204596INTERACTIVE PORTAL FOR FACILITATING THE REPRESENTATION AND EXPLORATION OF COMPLEXITY - Embodiments described herein pertain to a standardized set of tools for representing and exploring the components and characteristics of complex systems. In one embodiment, the tools are deployed in a computer network environment so as to engage a social network such that its members utilize the tools to collaboratively construct and maintain a dynamically evolving learning environment in which complexity is represented and explored.08-08-2013
20130204598SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BUILDING AXES, CO-AXES AND PALEO-GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES RELATED TO A STRATIFIED GEOLOGICAL VOLUME - A method and system for modeling a subsurface structure at a time when the structure was originally formed. A first model having non-planar horizons representing a current subsurface structure may be used to calculate a vector field based on the non-planar geometry of the horizons of the model. The vector field may be non-uniform or uniform. Geographic coordinates of the first model may be transformed to paleo-geographic coordinates of a model representing the subsurface structure in the past, where the non-planar horizons in the first model are transformed to planar horizons in the second model. A set of points describing one or more fractures in the subsurface structure may be used to calculate a tuning parameter to correct a first set of paleo-geographic coordinates. A second set of coordinates representing an improved prediction at a time period when the subsurface structure was originally formed may be generated.08-08-2013
20120095740SIMULATION DEVICE, SIMULATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING SIMULATION PROGRAM - A simulation device is accessible to a recording unit in which simulation data including status data and environmental data is recorded. The simulation device comprises: a plurality of status updaters to refer to the simulation data, and to execute a process of hierarchies into which a status updating process updating the status data is divided, the plurality of status updaters, in accordance with reference range information, referring to simulation data and updating the status data of the movable body for each of the hierarchies; and a drive decision unit to instruct the status updaters to update the status data according to update control information.04-19-2012

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