Patents by Inventor Alain Gibert

Alain Gibert 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).

  • Patent number: 9567839
    Abstract: A method is provided for fracturing a geological hydrocarbon reservoir, including the static fracturing of the reservoir by hydraulic pressure, and the electrical fracturing of the reservoir by generating an electric arc in a well drilled into the reservoir. This enables the improved fracturing of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: TOTAL S.A., UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
    Inventors: Franck Rey-Bethbeder, Antoine Jacques, Justin Martin, Antoine Sylvestre de Ferron, Thierry Reess, Alain Gibert, Olivier Maurel, Christian LaBorderie, Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot
  • Patent number: 9394775
    Abstract: A device is provided for fracturing a geological hydrocarbon reservoir including two packers defining between them a confined space in a well drilled in the reservoir; a pump for increasing the pressure of a fluid in the confined space; an apparatus for heating the fluid; at least one pair of two electrodes arranged in the confined space; and an electric circuit for generating an electric arc between the two electrodes, the circuit including at least one voltage source connected to the electrodes and an inductance between the voltage source and one of the two electrodes. The device permits improved fracturing of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: TOTAL S.A.
    Inventors: Franck Rey-Bethbeder, Antoine Jacques, Justin Martin, Antoine Sylvestre De Ferron, Thierry Reess, Alain Gibert, Olivier Maurel, Christian Laborderie, Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot
  • Publication number: 20140008072
    Abstract: A device is provided for fracturing a geological hydrocarbon reservoir including two packers defining between them a confined space in a well drilled in the reservoir; a pump for increasing the pressure of a fluid in the confined space; an apparatus for heating the fluid; at least one pair of two electrodes arranged in the confined space; and an electric circuit for generating an electric arc between the two electrodes, the circuit including at least one voltage source connected to the electrodes and an inductance between the voltage source and one of the two electrodes. The device permits improved fracturing of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: TOTAL S.A.
    Inventors: Franck Rey-Bethbeder, Antoine Jacques, Justin Martin, Antoine Sylvestre De Ferron, Thierry Reess, Alain Gibert, Olivier Maurel, Christian Laborderie, Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot
  • Publication number: 20140008073
    Abstract: A method is provided for fracturing a geological hydrocarbon reservoir, including the static fracturing of the reservoir by hydraulic pressure, and the electrical fracturing of the reservoir by generating an electric arc in a well drilled into the reservoir. This enables the improved fracturing of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: TOTAL S.A.
    Inventors: Franck Rey-Bethbeder, Antoine Jacques, Justin Martin, Antoine Sylvestre de Ferron, Thierry Reess, Alain Gibert, Olivier Maurel, Christian LaBorderie, Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot
  • Patent number: 6371265
    Abstract: An electrical power supply unit powers a load, in particular a transformer (8), from a power source (10) via electrical switchgear (14), in particular a circuit-breaker, and it includes an interference attenuator (16) of the ferrite type for attenuating interference due to switching. The attenuator (16) is placed between the power source (10) and the electrical switchgear (14), thereby contributing to reducing the extent of the interference significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Alstom
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Arrouy, Alain Gibert, Jean Paillol, Victor Sabate
  • Patent number: 4106084
    Abstract: In a current-density controlled source of high-voltage current fed from a low-voltage current source and supplying a high-voltage direct current to two output terminals, an error voltage resulting from the comparison of a constant reference voltage and the voltage appearing at the terminals of a resistor through which flows a current proportional to the current to be controlled acts on the amplitude of an alternative current signal produced by an oscillator, the amplitude variations of the signal produced by said oscillator causing the amplitude high voltage current supplied to said output terminals to vary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: Societe Nationale des Petroles d'Aquitaine
    Inventor: Alain Gibert
  • Patent number: 4041768
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a device for measuring the mass of particles of an aerosol per volume unit. It comprises a solid measuring body, measuring means for measuring the resonance frequency of said solid measuring body, means for generating a flow of air loaded with particles and for directing said air flow toward a planar receiving electrode and means for electrically loading said particles with a polarity opposed to that of the planar receiving electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Societe Nationale des Petroles d'Aquitaine
    Inventors: Alain Gibert, Roger Camps