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1. (WO2001033391) METHOD, SYSTEM AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR OPTIMIZING A PRODUCT DESIGN

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/033391    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/028907
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06F 17/50
G06F 17/10
G06Q 10/04
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: KAMINSKY, John
CHATI, Mandar
NIEMEYER, Matthew, Frank
MOHAMED, Ahmed, Ali
WILLIAMS, Rick, N.
Title: METHOD, SYSTEM AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR OPTIMIZING A PRODUCT DESIGN
Abstract:
An exemplary embodiment of the invention is a method for optimizing a product design. The method includes specifying a plurality of application parameters for the product. A plurality of predetermined factors (230) and responses (232) are obtained in response to the plurality of application parameters. A transfer function is obtained which relates at least one factor (230) to at least one response (232). The transfer function is optimized in response to user-defined optimization criteria to generate an optimized factor and an optimized response. The optimized factor and the optimized response are then displayed.