Patents by Inventor Adam Dotson

Adam Dotson 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: 20210246053
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating wastewater with an oil-specific viscosifier composition and separating viscosified oil, undissolved solids and/or particulates, and/or other waste materials in such wastewater are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: providing wastewater that includes oil; mixing the wastewater with an oil-specific viscosifier composition to form a viscosified oil; and separating at least a portion of the viscosified oil from the wastewater to provide treated water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin G. Kleinguetl, Brice Aaron Jackson, Lawrence Joseph Herskowitz, Adam Dotson
  • Patent number: 11029304
    Abstract: Provided is a water retort apparatus, methods of using the water retort apparatus, and systems including the water retort apparatus. An example of the water retort apparatus comprises a sample test cell, a heating element configured to heat the sample test cell to a temperature between about 212° F. and about 400° F., a condenser in fluidic communication with the sample test cell, a sight glass in fluidic communication with the condenser, a camera configured to capture images of the sight glass, and a controller configured to analyze the images captured by the camera and estimate a volume of water in the sight glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Brice Aaron Jackson, Kevin G Kleinguetl, Adam Dotson, Dale E Jamison, Lawrence Joseph Herskowitz
  • Publication number: 20200386735
    Abstract: Provided is a water retort apparatus, methods of using the water retort apparatus, and systems including the water retort apparatus. An example of the water retort apparatus comprises a sample test cell, a heating element configured to heat the sample test cell to a temperature between about 212° F. and about 400° F., a condenser in fluidic communication with the sample test cell, a sight glass in fluidic communication with the condenser, a camera configured to capture images of the sight glass, and a controller configured to analyze the images captured by the camera and estimate a volume of water in the sight glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brice Aaron JACKSON, Kevin G KLEINGUETL, Adam DOTSON, Dale E JAMISON, Lawrence Joseph HERSKOWITZ
  • Publication number: 20200346142
    Abstract: A filtration assembly comprising can include a housing in fluid communication with an inlet for receiving waste water from a wellbore. The assembly can also include a filter device for filtering a substances from the waste water. The filtering device can include a plurality of pores that are sized and shaped to define first dimensions. The filter device may be configurable in response to stimulus for altering the dimensions of the plurality of pores of the filter device to define a second area that is different from the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin G. Kleinguetl, Brice Aaron Jackson, Lawrence Joseph Herskowitz, Adam Dotson
  • Publication number: 20200308021
    Abstract: Automated systems and methods for treating wastewater or effluent are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin G. Kleinguetl, Brice Aaron Jackson, Lawrence Joseph Herskowitz, Adam Dotson
  • Patent number: 10653978
    Abstract: Wastewater or effluent treatment systems and methods that employ filtering skimmers and/or beaches for separating water from solids and/or other wastes are provided. In some embodiments, the systems include: at least one tank defined by a bottom wall and at least one side wall; a beach including a ramped surface disposed near a side wall of the tank, the ramped surface having a base end disposed at a first elevation relative to the bottom wall of the tank, and a top end opposite the base end at a second elevation relative to the bottom wall of the tank, the second elevation being greater than the first elevation; and a skimmer disposed in the tank that is configured to move material at a surface of the tank toward the beach, wherein (a) at least a portion of the skimmer, (b) at least a portion of the ramped surface of the beach, or (c) at least portions of both the skimmer and the ramped surface of the beach includes a filter material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Kleinguetl, Brice Aaron Jackson, Lawrence Joseph Herskowitz, Adam Dotson
  • Publication number: 20200038783
    Abstract: Wastewater or effluent treatment systems and methods that employ filtering skimmers and/or beaches for separating water from solids and/or other wastes are provided. In some embodiments, the systems include: at least one tank defined by a bottom wall and at least one side wall; a beach including a ramped surface disposed near a side wall of the tank, the ramped surface having a base end disposed at a first elevation relative to the bottom wall of the tank, and a top end opposite the base end at a second elevation relative to the bottom wall of the tank, the second elevation being greater than the first elevation; and a skimmer disposed in the tank that is configured to move material at a surface of the tank toward the beach, wherein (a) at least a portion of the skimmer, (b) at least a portion of the ramped surface of the beach, or (c) at least portions of both the skimmer and the ramped surface of the beach includes a filter material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin G. Kleinguetl, Brice Aaron Jackson, Lawrence Joseph Herskowitz, Adam Dotson