Patents by Inventor Andres Alvarez

Andres Alvarez 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: 20220106863
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a status of components of hydraulic fracturing units including a prime mover and a hydraulic fracturing pump to pump fracturing fluid into a wellhead via a manifold may include a diagnostic control assembly. The diagnostic control assembly may include sensors associated with the hydraulic fracturing units or the manifold, and a supervisory control unit to determine whether the sensors are generating signals outside a calibration range, determine whether a fluid parameter associated with an auxiliary system of the hydraulic fracturing units is indicative of a fluid-related problem, determine whether lubrication associated with the prime mover, the hydraulic fracturing pump, or a transmission of the hydraulic fracturing units has a lubrication fluid temperature greater than a maximum lubrication temperature, or determine an extent to which a heat exchanger assembly associated with the hydraulic fracturing units is cooling fluid passing through the heat exchanger assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez
  • Patent number: 11279516
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pallet with impact resistant columns (3) comprising a structure for the distribution of impact energy (4) configured for the distribution of impact forces, at the same time as its internal structure deforms and is compacted upon receiving impacts, such that the pallet remains functional although its columns (3) are permanently deformed and/or partially fractured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PLÁSTICOS TÉCNICOS MEXICANOS, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Valdés Abramo, Andrés Álvarez Vargas, Adrián Andrade Ontiveros, Martha Valeria Ávila Hernández, Felicitaz Elizabeth Ávila Ramírez, Juan Pedro Baca Sánchez, Nallely Balbino Tovar, Ciro Feregrino Montes, Alejandro Gómez Caudillo, Luis Joaquín Martínez Layseca, José Ricardo Peña Zapata, Claudia Estefanía Pineda Hernández, Juan Ruiz Estrella, Daniel Servín Frías, Karen Iraís Vargas Montiel, José Alberto Vázquez Ramírez
  • Patent number: 11255174
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a status of components of hydraulic fracturing units including a prime mover and a hydraulic fracturing pump to pump fracturing fluid into a wellhead via a manifold may include a diagnostic control assembly. The diagnostic control assembly may include sensors associated with the hydraulic fracturing units or the manifold, and a supervisory control unit to determine whether the sensors are generating signals outside a calibration range, determine whether a fluid parameter associated with an auxiliary system of the hydraulic fracturing units is indicative of a fluid-related problem, determine whether lubrication associated with the prime mover, the hydraulic fracturing pump, or a transmission of the hydraulic fracturing units has a lubrication fluid temperature greater than a maximum lubrication temperature, or determine an extent to which a heat exchanger assembly associated with the hydraulic fracturing units is cooling fluid passing through the heat exchanger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez
  • Patent number: 11220895
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a status of components of hydraulic fracturing units including a prime mover and a hydraulic fracturing pump to pump fracturing fluid into a wellhead via a manifold may include a diagnostic control assembly. The diagnostic control assembly may include sensors associated with the hydraulic fracturing units or the manifold, and a supervisory control unit to determine whether the sensors are generating signals outside a calibration range, determine whether a fluid parameter associated with an auxiliary system of the hydraulic fracturing units is indicative of a fluid-related problem, determine whether lubrication associated with the prime mover, the hydraulic fracturing pump, or a transmission of the hydraulic fracturing units has a lubrication fluid temperature greater than a maximum lubrication temperature, or determine an extent to which a heat exchanger assembly associated with the hydraulic fracturing units is cooling fluid passing through the heat exchanger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210404309
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a status of components of hydraulic fracturing units including a prime mover and a hydraulic fracturing pump to pump fracturing fluid into a wellhead via a manifold may include a diagnostic control assembly. The diagnostic control assembly may include sensors associated with the hydraulic fracturing units or the manifold, and a supervisory control unit to determine whether the sensors are generating signals outside a calibration range, determine whether a fluid parameter associated with an auxiliary system of the hydraulic fracturing units is indicative of a fluid-related problem, determine whether lubrication associated with the prime mover, the hydraulic fracturing pump, or a transmission of the hydraulic fracturing units has a lubrication fluid temperature greater than a maximum lubrication temperature, or determine an extent to which a heat exchanger assembly associated with the hydraulic fracturing units is cooling fluid passing through the heat exchanger assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210404307
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a status of components of hydraulic fracturing units including a prime mover and a hydraulic fracturing pump to pump fracturing fluid into a wellhead via a manifold may include a diagnostic control assembly. The diagnostic control assembly may include sensors associated with the hydraulic fracturing units or the manifold, and a supervisory control unit to determine whether the sensors are generating signals outside a calibration range, determine whether a fluid parameter associated with an auxiliary system of the hydraulic fracturing units is indicative of a fluid-related problem, determine whether lubrication associated with the prime mover, the hydraulic fracturing pump, or a transmission of the hydraulic fracturing units has a lubrication fluid temperature greater than a maximum lubrication temperature, or determine an extent to which a heat exchanger assembly associated with the hydraulic fracturing units is cooling fluid passing through the heat exchanger assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20210396223
    Abstract: A methods and system to operate hydraulic fracturing units may include utilizing hydraulic fracturing unit profiles. The system may include hydraulic fracturing units may include various components. The components may include an engine and associated local controller and sensors, a transmission connected to the engine, transmission sensors, and a pump connected to the transmission and powered by the engine via the transmission and associated local controller and sensors. A supervisory controller may control the hydraulic fracturing units. The supervisory controller may be in communication with components of each hydraulic fracturing unit. The supervisory controller may include instructions to, for each hydraulic fracturing units, obtain hydraulic fracturing unit parameters, determine a hydraulic fracturing unit health assessment, and build a hydraulic unit profile including the health assessment and parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez, Joseph Foster
  • Publication number: 20210396222
    Abstract: A methods and system to operate hydraulic fracturing units may include utilizing hydraulic fracturing unit profiles. The system may include hydraulic fracturing units may include various components. The components may include an engine and associated local controller and sensors, a transmission connected to the engine, transmission sensors, and a pump connected to the transmission and powered by the engine via the transmission and associated local controller and sensors. A supervisory controller may control the hydraulic fracturing units. The supervisory controller may be in communication with components of each hydraulic fracturing unit. The supervisory controller may include instructions to, for each hydraulic fracturing units, obtain hydraulic fracturing unit parameters, determine a hydraulic fracturing unit health assessment, and build a hydraulic unit profile including the health assessment and parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez, Joseph Foster
  • Publication number: 20210396119
    Abstract: A methods and system to operate hydraulic fracturing units may include utilizing hydraulic fracturing unit profiles. The system may include hydraulic fracturing units may include various components. The components may include an engine and associated local controller and sensors, a transmission connected to the engine, transmission sensors, and a pump connected to the transmission and powered by the engine via the transmission and associated local controller and sensors. A supervisory controller may control the hydraulic fracturing units. The supervisory controller may be in communication with components of each hydraulic fracturing unit. The supervisory controller may include instructions to, for each hydraulic fracturing units, obtain hydraulic fracturing unit parameters, determine a hydraulic fracturing unit health assessment, and build a hydraulic unit profile including the health assessment and parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Andres Alvarez, Joseph Foster
  • Publication number: 20210284387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pallet with impact resistant columns (3) comprising a structure for the distribution of impact energy (4) configured for the distribution of impact forces, at the same time as its internal structure deforms and is compacted upon receiving impacts, such that the pallet remains functional although its columns (3) are permanently deformed and/or partially fractured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Valdés Abramo, Andrés Álvarez Vargas, Adrián Andrade Ontiveros, Martha Valeria Ávila Hernández, Felicitaz Elizabeth Ávila Ramírez, Juan Pedro Baca Sánchez, Nallely Balbino Tovar, Ciro Feregrino Montes, Alejandro Gómez Caudillo, Luis Joaquín Martínez Layseca, José Ricardo Peña Zapata, Claudia Estefanía Pineda Hernández, Juan Ruiz Estrella, Daniel Servín Frías, Karen Iraís Vargas Montiel, José Alberto Vázquez Ramírez
  • Patent number: 10984458
    Abstract: A method whereby the date of birth (age) of a consumer engaging in e-commerce over the Internet is verified. The present invention is launched from a merchant's website when an age sensitive transaction—alcohol or tobacco purchase, access to an adult web site, etc., —is being undertaken. The system first checks to see if the consumer is a known entity with a known date of birth. If the consumer is not known to the system, then the system checks public records from information supplied to the system by the consumer. If the date of birth is still unknown after such a check, the consumer uploads an image of photo identification which is checked for date of birth either via software or manually. Once the date of birth is known, the transaction is approved or denied based on the totality of the facts of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Bankcard USA Merchant Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Ricardo Andres Alvarez Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20200398801
    Abstract: A device for a hydraulic braking system of a vehicle. The device includes a processing unit, which is programmed to determine at least one brake characteristic value of the hydraulic braking system, the processing unit being programmed to determine the at least one brake characteristic value as a vehicle axle-specific brake characteristic value, which in each case corresponds to a ratio between a brake pressure in all wheel brake cylinders assigned to a shared vehicle axle of the vehicle and a vehicle axle braking torque exerted on the shared vehicle axle with the aid of the wheel brake cylinders. A method for determining at least one brake characteristic value of a hydraulic braking system of a vehicle, and a method for decelerating a vehicle with a hydraulic braking system and an electric motor usable as a generator, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Woerz, Franz Dahlke, Andres Alvarez Noriega, Dirk Foerch, Marcus Bucher, Markus Lang
  • Patent number: 10856556
    Abstract: The Resent invention includes a oil composition that contains a fat base and an uptake reducer. The oil composition is usable in both skillet frying and deep frying processes, and reduces the uptake of oil by fried food products without affecting the its sensory profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Team Food Colombia S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Andres Alvarez, Aron Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10548334
    Abstract: A trans-fat free cocoa butter substitute and its production process which has a lower quantity of saturated fatty acids than cocoa butter, common cocoa butter substitutes, and lauric fats, for coating and molding applications in chocolate products with adequate texture, gloss, and melting profile characteristics, and a good speed of crystallization during a cooling process without tempering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Team Foods Colombia S.A.
    Inventors: Adriana Fernanda Cruz, Carlos Andres Alvarez
  • Patent number: 9707159
    Abstract: Three adhesives formulated with Trimethylolpropane Trimethacrylate (TMPTMA) that do not contain BisGMA were developed, whereby the mutagenic and teratogenic risk by the release of bisphenol A is eliminated, and presented a better performance compared to the three commercial adhesives prepared with BisGMA (Adhesive A, Adhesive C and Adhesive B). The invention provides an adhesive used in one-step and provides a system which is formed by a primer and a slurry. The adhesives of the invention were compared with two commercial controls. They were physically characterized by assessing: hardening time, adhesion stress, elastic modulus, sorption and solubility at different pHs (6.8 and 7.7); by the obtained values premature detachments, white lesions below the appliance and microfiltration are avoided; its fluidity, film thickness were evaluated and were compared with those obtained from the three commercial adhesives. Storage stability and thermogravimetric analysis were assessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
    Inventors: Eira Lopez Palacios, Carlos Andres Alvarez Gayosso, Gabriel Saez Espinola
  • Publication number: 20160120764
    Abstract: Three adhesives formulated with Trimethylolpropane Trimethacrylate (TMPTMA) that do not contain BisGMA were developed, whereby the mutagenic and teratogenic risk by the release of bisphenol A is eliminated, and presented a better performance compared to the three commercial adhesives prepared with BisGMA (Adhesive A, Adhesive C and Adhesive B). The invention provides an adhesive used in one-step and provides a system which is formed by a primer and a slurry. The adhesives of the invention were compared with two commercial controls. They were physically characterized by assessing: hardening time, adhesion stress, elastic modulus, sorption and solubility at different pHs (6.8 and 7.7); by the obtained values premature detachments, white lesions below the appliance and microfiltration are avoided; its fluidity, film thickness were evaluated and were compared with those obtained from the three commercial adhesives. Storage stability and thermogravimetric analysis were assessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
    Inventors: Eira LOPEZ PALACIOS, Carlos Andres ALVAREZ GAYOSSO, Gabriel SAEZ ESPINOLA
  • Patent number: 9237030
    Abstract: A cable modem that supports stateless requesting and/or limited contention-based requesting is provided herein. In an example, a physical layer (PHY) configured to communicate over a plurality of upstream channels is provided. A bandwidth requester is provided to request bandwidth using contention-based requesting over a first subset of the upstream channels for contention-based flows and request bandwidth using stateless requesting over a second subset of the upstream channels for stateless flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Niki Pantelias, Lisa Denney, Edward Boyd, Andres Alvarez, Scott Hollums
  • Publication number: 20150164102
    Abstract: A trans-fat free cocoa butter substitute and its production process which has a lower quantity of saturated fatty acids than cocoa butter, common cocoa butter substitutes, and lauric fats, for coating and molding applications in chocolate products with adequate texture, gloss, and melting profile characteristics, and a good speed of crystallization during a cooling process without tempering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Team Foods Colombia S.A.
    Inventors: Adriana Fernanda Cruz, Carlos Andres Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20150164100
    Abstract: The present invention includes a oil composition that contains a fat base and an uptake reducer. The oil composition is usable in both skillet flying and deep flying processes, and reduces the uptake of oil by fried food products without affecting the its sensory profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Carlos Andres Alvarez, Aron Ortiz
  • Patent number: D878703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PLÁSTICOS TÉCNICOS MEXICANOS, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Valdés Abramo, Andrés Álvarez Vargas, Adrían Andrade Ontiveros, Martha Valeria Avila Hernández, Felicitaz Elizabeth Ávila Ramírez, Juan Pedro Baca Sánchez, Nallely Balbino Tovar, Ciro Feregrino Montes, Alejandro Gómez Caudillo, Luis Joaquín Martínez Layseca, José Ricardo Peña Zapata, Claudia Estefanía Pineda Hernández, Juan Ruíz Estrella, Daniel Servín Frías, Karen Irais Vargas Montiel, José Alberto Vázquez Ramírez