Patents by Inventor Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson 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: 10775527
    Abstract: An illustrative permanent electromagnetic (EM) monitoring system including a casing string positioned inside a borehole penetrating a formation, a source electrode attached to the casing string, an electrically insulating layer on an outer surface of the source electrode that provides a capacitive coupling of the source electrode to the formation, a power supply coupled to the source electrode which injects electrical current into the formation via the capacitive coupling, and a processing unit that determines a formation property based on at least the current received by a return electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Wilson, Burkay Donderici
  • Publication number: 20200284935
    Abstract: A data seismic sensing system and method for obtaining seismic refraction data and tomography data. The system may comprise a subsurface sensor array, wherein the subsurface sensor array is a fiber optic cable disposed near a wellbore, a seismic source, wherein the seismic source is a truck-mounted seismic vibrator comprising a base plate, and a surface sensor array, wherein the surface sensor array is coupled to the seismic source. The method may comprise disposing a surface sensor array on a surface, disposing a subsurface sensor array into a wellbore, activating a seismic source, wherein the seismic source is configured to create a seismic wave, recording a reflected seismic wave with the surface sensor array and the subsurface sensor array, and creating a seismic refraction data and a seismic tomography data from the reflected seismic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Clifford Bland, Glenn Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 10767469
    Abstract: A method of forming a short-hop communications transceiver includes creating, in a conductive tool body, an annular cavity that is electromagnetically coupled to an external tool surface by a surface gap that encircles the tool body. The method further includes positioning material having high magnetic permeability in the annular cavity. The method further includes coupling electrical leads from an electronics module to opposite sides of the surface gap. The method further includes operating the electronics module to perform short-hop telemetry by driving or sensing a voltage signal across the surface gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Ma, Glenn Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 10767466
    Abstract: Systems and methods for active ranging-while-drilling (ARWD) for collision avoidance and/or well interception. A method for ranging while drilling may comprise employing a rotating magnet assembly to induce a changing magnetization and/or electric current in a conductive member disposed in a target wellbore, wherein the rotating magnet assembly may be employed in a second wellbore; measuring at least one component of a magnetic gradient tensor using receivers; and calculating a relative location of the conductive member based at least in part on the measurements of the at least one component of the magnetic gradient tensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Wilson, Paul F. Rodney, Akram Ahmadi Kalateh Ahmad, Hsu-Hsiang Wu
  • Publication number: 20200276863
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a non-pneumatic tire that includes a base and a plurality of elements that move relative to the base. The plurality of elements have a central axis, and the elements are disposed in a circumferential direction around the central axis and move in a radial direction towards and away from the central axis. A radial movement member, hub, and a plurality of spokes are also present. Each one of the spokes is disposed between adjacent ones of the elements. The elements and the spokes are moved inwards in the radial direction by the radial movement member towards the central axis so that the spokes are moved in the radial direction towards the hub. Adhesive engages the spokes and the hub at an attachment location of the spokes and the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: BRIAN D WILSON, ERIC RIVERS, DAVID ALAN GOODENOUGH, GLENN ANDREW SCHIMIDKE
  • Publication number: 20200275968
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cryoablation devices and methods of using the same, including to ablate gallbladders. In certain implementations, the device is a catheter that has an expandable cryogen balloon for expansion within a gallbladder and at least one suction opening for applying suction within the gallbladder. According to other implementations, the device has a cryogen probe and a suction catheter slidably positioned on the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hugh McGregor, Miles Conrad, Mark Wilson, Andrew Surman
  • Publication number: 20200271816
    Abstract: A method for dipole modeling may comprise providing an electromagnetic induction tool comprising an electromagnetic antenna, disposing the electromagnetic induction tool in a wellbore, and activating the electromagnetic antenna. The method may further comprise producing a dipole array equivalent of the electromagnetic antenna, where the dipole array equivalent comprises at least two dipoles. Additionally, the method may comprise implementing the dipole array equivalent in a forward model within an inversion process, wherein the inversion process determines an electromagnetic property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ching Ling Chang, Burkay Donderici, Glenn Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200271643
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the detection of analyte molecules are generally described. In some embodiments, a method may comprise using a stabilizing agent prior to, during, and/or after one or more steps of a detection assay. The stabilizing agent may serve to maintain and/or increase the detectable signal indicative of the analyte during one or more assay steps and/or until the signal is measured. In such cases, the stabilizing agent may reduce and/or prevent one or more phenomena associated with signal decay, such as, e.g., dissociation between, aggregation of, and/or denaturation of analyte molecules and/or detection molecules. In some embodiments, the stabilizing agent can be used to improve the sensitivity of new and existing assays with little or no adverse effect on specificity. The methods and systems, described herein, may be used for a plethora of applications, including the detection or quantification of low levels of analyte molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Quanterix Corporation
    Inventors: David Wilson, David M. Rissin, Lei Chang, Andrew Rivnak, David C. Duffy
  • Publication number: 20200275146
    Abstract: A method of automatically logging and collating geographic viewing data for broadcast television comprises providing a media device with a reporting means arranged to generate viewing data detailing a channel being watched automatically once received by the media device, and to transmit that viewing data to a server using a transport protocol, so forming transmitted viewing data comprising the generated viewing data and one or more headers associated with the transport protocol; processing the transmitted viewing data to identify information comprising at least one of: transmission metadata from a transmitter which transmitted the channel to the media device; and an external IP address of the media device; matching at least one of the viewing-data, the transmission metadata, and the external IP address to external data; and determining the geographical location from which the viewing-data originated using at least one of the identified information and the matched external data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Moroney, Daniel Cherowbrier, Jonathan Marshall, Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200271811
    Abstract: A system for processing DAS VSP surveys in real-time is provided. The system includes a DAS data collection system coupled to at least one optical fiber at least partially positioned within a wellbore and configured to repeatedly activate a seismic source of energy. The system further includes an information processing system connected to the DAS data collection system. A seismic dataset is received from the DAS data collection system. The seismic dataset includes a plurality of seismic data records. Two or more of the plurality of seismic data records are combined into a stack. A quality metric indicative of a desired signal-to-noise ratio or incoherence of the stack is determined for each processed seismic dataset collected from a repeated source. Instructions are sent to the DAS data collection system to stop activating the seismic source, in response to determining that the quality metric has reached a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Wilson, Xiang Wu, Andreas Ellmauthaler, Mark Elliott Willis
  • Publication number: 20200264334
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include devices and methods to perform inversion processing of well log data. In one embodiment, a method to perform inversion processing of well log data includes obtaining an initial model of an earth formation based on a plurality of modeling parameters that includes formation parameters of the earth formation and calibration factors associated with orientations of antennas of a logging tool utilized to measure raw measurements of the earth formation. The method also includes performing a forward modeling of the modeling parameters to obtain a modeling response, and performing a joint cost function of the first modeling response and raw measurements obtained by the logging tool. The method further includes readjusting the initial model if a result of the joint cost function is not below a threshold, and providing the modeling response if the result of the joint cost function is below the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Hsu-Hsiang WU, Glenn Andrew WILSON, Rencheng SONG
  • Patent number: 10731345
    Abstract: A coupling encapsulator for a post-tension cable splice coupler, including a tubular member including a first end and a second end, a first end cap, including a first segment operatively arranged to engage the first end, a second segment connected to the first portion, wherein the first segment extends from the second segment in a first axial direction, and a first flange connected to the second segment and extending radially inward in the first axial direction, and a second end cap, including a third segment operatively arranged to engage the second end, a fourth segment connected to the third segment and extending in a second axial direction, opposite the first axial direction, and a second flange connected to the fourth segment and extending radially inward in the second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: James Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200233091
    Abstract: A defense system that receives information regarding an incoming object(s), then automatically coordinates spoofing or jamming of SATNAV signals potentially used by the incoming object(s) while also informing friendly systems of the spoofing or jamming of SATNAV signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew H. Fink, William A. Wilson, IV, Ryan Thomas Holte
  • Publication number: 20200225129
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for assessing one or more predetermined characteristics or properties of a microfluidic droplet within a microfluidic channel, and regulating one or more fluid flow rates within that channel to selectively alter the predetermined microdroplet characteristic or property using a feedback control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Miller, Brian Hutchison, Andrew Wilson, Jonathan William Larson, Qun Zhong, Yevgeny Yurkovetsky, Darren Roy Link, Mark Weary
  • Patent number: 10697290
    Abstract: A formation monitoring system includes a casing that defines an annular space within a borehole. A distributed magnetomotive force sensor is positioned in the annular space and configured to communicate with the surface via a fiber-optic cable. A computer coupled to the fiber-optic cable receives measurements and responsively derives the location of any fluid fronts in the vicinity such as an approaching flood front to enable corrective action before breakthrough. A formation monitoring method includes: injecting a first fluid into a reservoir formation; producing a second fluid from the reservoir formation via a casing in a borehole; collecting magnetic field measurements with a distributed magnetomotive force sensor in an annular space between the casing and the borehole, communicating measurements to a surface interface via one or more fiber-optic cables; and operating on the measurements to locate a front between the first and second fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Andrew Wilson, Tasneem A. Mandviwala, Ahmed Fouda, Burkay Donderici, Etienne M. Samson
  • Patent number: 10698951
    Abstract: A method of automatically generating a digital soundtrack intended for synchronised playback with associated speech audio, the method executed by a processing device or devices having associated memory. The method comprises syntactically and/or semantically analysing text representing or corresponding to the speech audio at a text segment level to generate an emotional profile for each text segment in the context of a continuous emotion model. The method further comprises generating a soundtrack for the speech audio comprising one or more audio regions that are configured or selected for playback during corresponding speech regions of the speech audio, and wherein the audio configured for playback in the audio regions is based on or a function of the emotional profile of one or more of the text segments within the respective speech regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Booktrack Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Paul Charles Cameron, Craig Andrew Wilson, Petrus Matheus Godefridus De Vocht, Brock David Moore
  • Publication number: 20200198397
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an axle having driven wheels each with an associated wheel-speed sensor and the vehicle includes a yaw rate sensor. A controller is programmed to, responsive to a request to reprogram a track width of the driven axle, receive signals from the wheel speed sensors and the yaw rate sensor to learn a track width of the driven axle based on the signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Scott WILSON, Andrew MONTICELLO
  • Patent number: 10683061
    Abstract: An adjustable surf wake system enhances a wake formed by a watercraft travelling through water. The system may include a flap for deflecting water traveling past the stern of the watercraft, and/or a positioner operably connected to the flap for positioning the flap relative to a longitudinal axis of the watercraft between a neutral position and an outward position. Positioning a port flap in its extended position enhances a starboard surf wake, and positioning the starboard flap in its extended position enhances a port surf wake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Malibu Boats, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Gasper, Adam Andrew McCall, Timothy Michael Lopes, Bryan Walter Munday, Wayne Richard Wilson, Rachael Marie Green
  • Patent number: 10679095
    Abstract: A method and a system for using tomosynthesis projection images of a patient's breast to reconstruct slice tomosynthesis images such that anatomical structures that appear superimposed in a mammogram are at conforming locations in the reconstructed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Baorui Ren, Christopher Ruth, Andrew P. Smith, Kevin Wilson, Jay A. Stein
  • Publication number: 20200175096
    Abstract: Systems and methods for deploying tutorial content to websites via tag management systems are disclosed. In an example, a tutorial deployment application accesses a content segment and a condition for displaying the content segment. The application generates a tutorial object including code to display the content segment. The application integrates the tutorial object into the set of runtime tags by selecting a tag from a set of runtime tags that control operations of a website and links the tag with the tutorial object. Based on a performance of the operation, the condition is met, and the tag is executed, causing the tutorial object to be loaded and executed by the website and the content segment to be displayed by the website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan Walker, Andrew Watanabe, Alan Wilson, Kevin Wilson