Patents by Inventor Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani

Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220196196
    Abstract: A system and method for coupling pipes includes a first pipe having a tapered, spigot end; and a second pipe having a tapered, socket end adapted to internally receive the tapered, spigot end of the first pipe. The first pipe and the second pipe are made from a reinforced thermosetting resin (RTR) material. A thermal joining process is used to bond a thermoplastic material onto the RTR material of the first pipe, the second pipe, or both pipes. Upon application of thermal heating to the first and second pipes, the heat between the first pipe and the second pipe is sufficient to melt the thermoplastic material such that, when the heat is removed, the hardened thermoplastic material seals the first pipe to the second pipe. A system and a method of coupling the first pipe and the second pipe may include the coupler made of RTR material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Chris Worrall, Farshad Salamat-Zadeh, Abderrazak Traidia, Abdullah Al Shahrani, Waleed Al Nasser, Konstantinos Vatopoulos
  • Publication number: 20220144701
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar comprising a core is provided. The core comprises ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fibers aligned in an axial direction and a polyethylene matrix. The ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fibers are bound in the polyethylene matrix. A shell comprising ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene tape surrounds the core in a radial dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Thibault Villette, Waleed Al Nasser, Traidia Abderrazak, Abdullah A. Al Shahrani
  • Publication number: 20220016851
    Abstract: A system for coupling pipes includes a first pipe having a tapered, spigot end; a second pipe having a tapered, spigot end; wherein the first pipe and the second pipe are made from a reinforced thermosetting resin (RTR), and a coupler having two tapered socket ends adapted to internally receive the respective tapered, spigot ends of the first pipe and the second pipe, wherein a thermoplastic material is disposed between an exterior of the first pipe and an interior of the coupler. A thermoplastic material is disposed between an exterior of the second pipe and the interior of the coupler. Upon application of induction heating to the coupler, the heat between the first pipe, the second pipe, and the coupler is sufficient to melt the thermoplastic material such that, when the heat is removed, the hardened thermoplastic material seals the first pipe and the second pipe to the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, TWI Ltd.
    Inventors: Abderrazak Traidia, Abdullah Al Shahrani, Waleed Al Nasser, Chris Worrall, Farshad Salamat-Zadeh
  • Publication number: 20220018478
    Abstract: A system for coupling pipes includes a first pipe having a tapered, spigot end; a second pipe having a tapered, spigot end; and a coupler having two tapered socket ends adapted to internally receive the respective tapered, spigot ends of the first pipe and the second pipe. the first pipe and the second pipe are made from a reinforced thermosetting resin (RTR). A thermoplastic material is disposed between an exterior of the first pipe and an interior of the coupler. A thermoplastic material is disposed between an exterior of the second pipe and the interior of the coupler. Upon application of rotational force to the coupler, friction between the first pipe, the second pipe, and the coupler generates heat sufficient to melt the thermoplastic material such that, when the heat is removed, the hardened thermoplastic material seals the first pipe and the second pipe to the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, TWI Ltd.
    Inventors: Abderrazak Traidia, Abdullah Al Shahrani, Chris Worrall, Farshad Salamat-Zadeh, Waleed Al Nasser
  • Publication number: 20220018479
    Abstract: A system for coupling pipes includes a first pipe having a tapered, spigot end; a second pipe having a tapered, spigot end; and a coupler having two tapered socket ends adapted to internally receive the respective tapered, spigot ends of the first pipe and the second pipe. The first pipe and the second pipe are made from a reinforced thermosetting resin (RTR). The coupler comprising a resistive element implanted therein and connected to electrodes extending to an exterior of the coupler. A thermoplastic material is disposed between an exterior of the first pipe and an interior of the coupler. A thermoplastic material is disposed between an exterior of the second pipe and the interior of the coupler. Upon application of electricity to the electrodes, the resistive elements are heated sufficiently to melt the thermoplastic material such that, when the heat is removed, the hardened thermoplastic material seals the first pipe and the second pipe to the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, TWI Ltd.
    Inventors: Abderrazak Traidia, Abdullah Al Shahrani, Chris Worrall, Farshad Salamat-Zadeh, Waleed Al Nasser, Thibault Tarik Villette
  • Patent number: 10906859
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to adamantane-intercalated layered double-hydroxide (LDH) particles and the methods of producing adamantane-intercalated LDH particles. The adamantane-intercalated LDH particles have a general formula defined by [M1-xAlx(OH)2](A)x.mH2O, where x is from 0.14 to 0.33, m is from 0.33 to 0.50, M is chosen from Mg, Ca, Co, Ni, Cu, or Zn, and A is adamantane carboxylate. The adamantane-intercalated LDH particles further have an aspect ratio greater than 100. The aspect ratio is defined by the width of an adamantane-intercalated LDH particle divided by the thickness of the adamantane-intercalated LDH particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Durahm University
    Inventors: Manohara Gudiyor Veerabhadrappa, Hugh Christopher Greenwell, Gasan Selman Alabedi, John Adrian Hall, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani, Andrew Whiting
  • Patent number: 10877192
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a photonic structure on a surface of a solid substrate including a first material comprises depositing a deformable layer of the first material onto the surface of the solid substrate, embossing the deformable layer with a mold bear a photonic structure pattern and solidifying the deformable layer to be integral with the surface of the solid substrate with the mold in place to form permanent photonic structures in the solidified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Aziz Fihri, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Patent number: 10444163
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed relating to composite photonic materials used to design structures and detecting material deformation for the purpose of monitoring structural health of physical structures. According to one aspect, a composite structure is provided that includes a base material, an optical diffraction grating and one or more fluorophore materials constructed such that localized perturbations create a measureable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. An inspection device is also provided that is configured to detect perturbations in the composite structure. The inspection device is configured to emit an inspecting radiation into the structure and capture the refracted radiation and measure the change in the diffraction pattern and quantify the perturbation based on the wavelength and the angular information for the diffracted radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Patent number: 10436655
    Abstract: A photonic displacement sensor comprises a photonic fiber including a) a core section having a first band gap aligned along an extended longitudinal axis, and b) a cladding section surrounding the core section having a second band gap. The first band gap is adapted to block a spectral band of radiation centered on a first wavelength that is directed along the longitudinal axis, and the second band gap is adapted to block a spectral band of radiation centered on a second wavelength that is directed transversely to the longitudinal axis, and wherein displacement is detected based on a shift in at least one of the first and second band gap of the photonic fiber, enabling an intensity of radiation to be detected that is in proportion to the displacement in the photonic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Gasan Alabedi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Publication number: 20190039988
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to adamantane-intercalated layered double-hydroxide (LDH) particles and the methods of producing adamantane-intercalated LDH particles. The adamantane-intercalated LDH particles have a general formula defined by [M1-xAlx(OH)2](A)x.mH2O, where x is from 0.14 to 0.33, m is from 0.33 to 0.50, M is chosen from Mg, Ca, Co, Ni, Cu, or Zn, and A is adamantane carboxylate. The adamantane-intercalated LDH particles further have an aspect ratio greater than 100. The aspect ratio is defined by the width of an adamantane-intercalated LDH particle divided by the thickness of the adamantane-intercalated LDH particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Durahm University
    Inventors: Manohara Gudiyor Veerabhadrappa, Hugh Christopher Greenwell, Gasan Selman Alabedi, John Adrian Hall, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani, Andrew Whiting
  • Publication number: 20190017887
    Abstract: A photonic displacement sensor comprises a photonic fiber including a) a core section having a first band gap aligned along an extended longitudinal axis, and b) a cladding section surrounding the core section having a second band gap. The first band gap is adapted to block a spectral band of radiation centered on a first wavelength that is directed along the longitudinal axis, and the second band gap is adapted to block a spectral band of radiation centered on a second wavelength that is directed transversely to the longitudinal axis, and wherein displacement is detected based on a shift in at least one of the first and second band gap of the photonic fiber, enabling an intensity of radiation to be detected that is in proportion to the displacement in the photonic fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Gasan Alabedi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Patent number: 10138199
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to adamantane-intercalated layered double-hydroxide (LDH) particles and the methods of producing adamantane-intercalated LDH particles. The method comprises adding to an aqueous solution a first precursor and a second precursor to form an initial mixture, where the first precursor is Al(OH)3 or Al2O3, the second precursor is a hydroxide M(OH)2 or an oxide MO, where M is a metal of oxidation state +2; and the initial mixture has a M/Al molar ratio of from 1 to 5. The method also comprises adding to the initial mixture an amount of adamantane to form a reaction mixture having an Al/adamantane molar ratio of from 0.5 to 2; and heating the reaction mixture to produce adamantane-intercalated LDH particles, where the adamantane-intercalated LDH particles have aspect ratios greater than 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Durham University
    Inventors: Manohara Gudiyor Veerabhadrappa, Hugh Christopher Greenwell, Gasan Selman Alabedi, John Adrian Hall, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani, Andrew Whiting
  • Publication number: 20180299597
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a photonic structure on a surface of a solid substrate including a first material comprises depositing a deformable layer of the first material onto the surface of the solid substrate, embossing the deformable layer with a mold bear a photonic structure pattern and solidifying the deformable layer to be integral with the surface of the solid substrate with the mold in place to form permanent photonic structures in the solidified layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Aziz Fihri, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Publication number: 20180275074
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed relating to composite photonic materials used to design structures and detecting material deformation for the purpose of monitoring structural health of physical structures. According to one aspect, a composite structure is provided that includes a base material, an optical diffraction grating and one or more fluorophore materials constructed such that localized perturbations create a measurable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. An inspection device is also provided that is configured to detect perturbations in the composite structure. The inspection device is configured to emit an inspecting radiation into the structure and capture the refracted radiation and measure the change in the diffraction pattern and quantify the perturbation based on the wavelength and the angular information for the diffracted radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Patent number: 9995690
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed relating to composite photonic materials used to design structures and detecting material deformation for the purpose of monitoring structural health of physical structures. According to one aspect, a composite structure is provided that includes a base material, an optical diffraction grating and one or more fluorophore materials constructed such that localized perturbations create a measureable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. An inspection device is also provided that is configured to detect perturbations in the composite structure. The inspection device is configured to emit an inspecting radiation into the structure and capture the refracted radiation and measure the change in the diffraction pattern and quantify the perturbation based on the wavelength and the angular information for the diffracted radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Publication number: 20180120237
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed relating to composite photonic materials used to design structures and detecting material deformation for the purpose of monitoring structural health of physical structures. According to one aspect, a composite structure is provided that includes a base material, an optical diffraction grating and one or more fluorophore materials constructed such that localized perturbations create a measureable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. An inspection device is also provided that is configured to detect perturbations in the composite structure. The inspection device is configured to emit an inspecting radiation into the structure and capture the refracted radiation and measure the change in the diffraction pattern and quantify the perturbation based on the wavelength and the angular information for the diffracted radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Patent number: 9816941
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed relating to composite photonic materials used to design structures and detecting material deformation for the purpose of monitoring structural health of physical structures. According to one aspect, a composite structure is provided that includes a base material, an optical diffraction grating and one or more fluorophore materials constructed such that localized perturbations create a measurable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. An inspection device is also provided that is configured to detect perturbations in the composite structure. The inspection device is configured to emit an inspecting radiation into the structure and capture the refracted radiation and measure the change in the diffraction pattern and quantify the perturbation based on the wavelength and the angular information for the diffracted radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Publication number: 20170276614
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed relating to composite photonic materials used to design structures and detecting material deformation for the purpose of monitoring structural health of physical structures. According to one aspect, a composite structure is provided that includes a base material, an optical diffraction grating and one or more fluorophore materials constructed such that localized perturbations create a measurable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. An inspection device is also provided that is configured to detect perturbations in the composite structure. The inspection device is configured to emit an inspecting radiation into the structure and capture the refracted radiation and measure the change in the diffraction pattern and quantify the perturbation based on the wavelength and the angular information for the diffracted radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Abdullah S. Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani
  • Publication number: 20170267623
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to adamantane-intercalated layered double-hydroxide (LDH) particles and the methods of producing adamantane-intercalated LDH particles. The method comprises adding to an aqueous solution a first precursor and a second precursor to form an initial mixture, where the first precursor is Al(OH)3 or Al2O3, the second precursor is a hydroxide M(OH)2 or an oxide MO, where M is a metal of oxidation state +2; and the initial mixture has a M/Al molar ratio of from 1 to 5. The method also comprises adding to the initial mixture an amount of adamantane to form a reaction mixture having an Al/adamantane molar ratio of from 0.5 to 2; and heating the reaction mixture to produce adamantane-intercalated LDH particles, where the adamantane-intercalated LDH particles have aspect ratios greater than 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Durham University
    Inventors: Manohara Gudiyor Veerabhadrappa, Hugh Christopher Greenwell, Gasan Selman Alabedi, John Adrian Hall, Abdullah A. Al-Shahrani, Andrew Whiting