INTERCIM Received a New Patent for a Non-statistical Approach for "Design of Experiments" and the Iterative Discovery of an Explanatory Model

Company Awarded Patent # 7,617,171 B2

Oct 06, 2010, 08:59 ET from Intercim

ST. PAUL, Minnesota and PARIS, October 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercim, LLC, a global leader in manufacturing operation management (MOM) software, announced it has been awarded a patent called "Process for the iterative construction of an explanatory model".

This patented process is a key component of the Intercim Operations Intelligence technology and will help industrial manufacturers and life sciences researchers in two ways: unlike a statistics-based approach, it reuses existing information to optimize the length and cost of an experiment plan and it gives a quick and effective way to confirm the reliability of a discovery with only a few experiments.

This approach enables Pertinence Suite's users to get, much faster, a more reliable explanatory model even with limited data points available in a highly multi-dimensional non-euclidian space.

"This approach seems much easier to adopt than other standard Design of Experiment techniques, because we can analyze simultaneously the influence of many design parameters without statistical hypotheses. Thanks to the Interactive Experiment Planning of Process Rule Discovery(TM), we have reduced our need for physical experiments by 50% and sometimes more," says Dominique Veret, former Head of Development at Siemens Automotive Hydraulics, now Continental.

In the last 18 months, Intercim has received several additional patents which validate the uniqueness of Intercim's logic-based analytics for rule discovery and rule-based real-time predictions on complex systems and industrial processes. The announcement of this latest patent further demonstrates the unprecedented value proposition that Intercim offers to the market in terms of Operations Intelligence. John Todd, Intercim's CEO adds, "This patent confirms that Intercim truly offers a unique and high value-add capability. This latest Patent award helps validate Intercim's contribution to improved complex system understanding, manufacturing productivity and cycle time optimization for our key markets: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive and Life Sciences."

About Intercim

Intercim has a 27-year history of helping advanced and highly regulated manufacturers reach their business goals through best in class software solutions. Early 2009, Dassault Systemes a world leader Product Lifecycle Management took a minority position in Intercim. For the first time, the combination of Intercim's software capabilities with the virtual experience provided by Dassault Systemes' solutions allows this type of mission-critical collaboration and knowledge sharing. Intercim serves industry-leading customers such as Boeing, EADS, Areva, Intel, Sanofi-Pasteur, BMW, and Honeywell.

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