Patents by Inventor Arthur A. Davis

Arthur A. Davis 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: 11136861
    Abstract: Wellbore systems containing a hydraulically regulated primary safety valve may have their hydraulic regulation transferred to an insert safety valve disposed in a nipple. Transfer of the hydraulic regulation may take place mechanically, such as through axial displacement of a sliding sleeve or by replacement of a hydraulic spool. Wellbore systems configured for axial displacement of a switching mechanism may comprise: a tubing string comprising a nipple and a primary safety valve, the primary safety valve being disposed in the tubing string above or below the nipple; a control line and a balance line in hydraulic communication with the primary safety valve and in latent hydraulic communication with an internal flow pathway within the nipple; and a switching mechanism that is axially displaceable to establish hydraulic communication between an insert safety valve positioned in a bore of the nipple and both the control line and the balance line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie Robert Williamson, Glenn Ray Davis, James Dan Vick, Jr., Robert Arthur Rademaker
  • Patent number: 10830354
    Abstract: A protection system for preventing foreign material from lodging in a channel between and/or damage to adjacent ceramic core features during a core processing operation is disclosed. The system includes a gasket sized and shaped to self-lock within the channel and prevent foreign material from lodging within the channel during the core processing operation. A method may include determining a geometrical characteristic of the channel and adjacent ceramic core feature; fabricating a gasket to fit and self-lock within the channel; positioning the gasket within the channel; and performing the core processing operation. The gasket prevents the foreign material from lodging in the channel, reducing subsequent damage to the ceramic core compared to the channel without the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Austin Cadden, Richert Arthur Davis, Jeffrey Clarence Jones
  • Patent number: 10760396
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200032636
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190353248
    Abstract: A protection system for preventing foreign material from lodging in a channel between and/or damage to adjacent ceramic core features during a core processing operation is disclosed. The system includes a gasket sized and shaped to self-lock within the channel and prevent foreign material from lodging within the channel during the core processing operation. A method may include determining a geometrical characteristic of the channel and adjacent ceramic core feature; fabricating a gasket to fit and self-lock within the channel; positioning the gasket within the channel; and performing the core processing operation. The gasket prevents the foreign material from lodging in the channel, reducing subsequent damage to the ceramic core compared to the channel without the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Austin Cadden, Richert Arthur Davis, Jeffrey Clarence Jones
  • Patent number: 10443367
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190120038
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, JR.
  • Patent number: 10180054
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180163525
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180051546
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, JR.
  • Patent number: 9896919
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the EM wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the EM wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Daniel T. Georgi, Hui-Hai Liu, Lorne Arthur Davis, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140268658
    Abstract: Novel light diffusers that include both bulk and surface diffuser elements are provided. One embodiment includes diffusing elements forming a structured coating on a substantially clear substrate. Another embodiment includes a bulk diffuser with a structured surface. Methods for making and methods of using the light diffusers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ORAFOL Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas H. AXTELL, Arthur DAVIS
  • Patent number: 8549146
    Abstract: A load balancer dynamically load balances packets for network connections between clients and servers. When receiving a packet from a client that requests a new connection, the load balancer checks the current load of all the servers and selects the server most suitable to handle the new connection. The load balancer then forwards that packet to the selected server. If the server accepts the request for the new connection, then the server responds with an acknowledgement packet. The acknowledgement packet also includes the server's blade identification that the client uses for all subsequent packets on the accepted connection. When the load balancer receives a packet containing the blade identification, the load balancer forwards the packet to the server corresponding to the blade identification. Backup load balancers can therefore continue packet forwarding services in a smooth and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Vladica Stanisic, James Arthur Davis, Tobias Karlsson, Reda Haddad, Mahmood Hossain
  • Publication number: 20130054678
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for authoring data collection devices, deploying data collection devices for the collection of data, retrieving data collection devices and collected data, and/or managing collected data and relationships between data collectors and data providers. Client data is collected from a client remotely via any network-enabled input device and retrieved by a service provider prior to an encounter between the client and the service provider. Client data is collected preferably through deployment of client data collection forms authored by service providers by means of a form creation system in which specialty specific data containers stored in one or more libraries are arranged via a drag-and-drop interface to establish a form. Client data can be configured for passage to third party data storage and/or processing systems. Clients can be referred to other service providers with data being pre-populated into the other service providers' data collection forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: David Kevin Williams, Andriy Oleksandrovich Selyutin, James Arthur Davis, JR.
  • Patent number: 8001213
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing unrestricted content on a user terminal may include a processor. The processor may be configured to invoke a substitute function expansion application to request access to content associated with an object, in response to receiving an indication of an unknown function expansion application required to access the content associated with the object. The processor may further be configured to communicate information associated with the object to a network entity via the substitute function expansion application. The processor may also be configured to process the content associated with the object received from the remote network entity via the function expansion application, in response to the network entity accessing the content at a location associated with the network entity, and provide the received content associated with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Franklin Arthur Davis
  • Publication number: 20110185065
    Abstract: A load balancer dynamically load balances packets for network connections between clients and servers. When receiving a packet from a client that requests a new connection, the load balancer checks the current load of all the servers and selects the server most suitable to handle the new connection. The load balancer then forwards that packet to the selected server. If the server accepts the request for the new connection, then the server responds with an acknowledgement packet. The acknowledgement packet also includes the server's blade identification that the client uses for all subsequent packets on the accepted connection. When the load balancer receives a packet containing the blade identification, the load balancer forwards the packet to the server corresponding to the blade identification. Backup load balancers can therefore continue packet forwarding services in a smooth and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Vladica Stanisic, James Arthur Davis, Tobias Karlsson, Reda Haddad, Mahmood Hossain
  • Publication number: 20100161754
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing unrestricted content on a user terminal may include a processor. The processor may be configured to invoke a substitute function expansion application to request access to content associated with an object, in response to receiving an indication of an unknown function expansion application required to access the content associated with the object. The processor may further be configured to communicate information associated with the object to a network entity via the substitute function expansion application. The processor may also be configured to process the content associated with the object received from the remote network entity via the function expansion application, in response to the network entity accessing the content at a location associated with the network entity, and provide the received content associated with the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Franklin Arthur Davis
  • Publication number: 20100068352
    Abstract: An improved package comprising a self-venting mechanism that provides an indication of high temperature venting. The package includes a fin seal with an aperture positioned in the fin seal to act as a vent when the package and its contents are heated in a microwave oven. The pressure in the package is vented by allowing steam to escape through the aperture upon partial separation of the fin seal up to the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Sholl Group II, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Lonergan, Arthur Davis
  • Patent number: 7541784
    Abstract: A system and method for switching from one voltage to another voltage are disclosed. The system relates to an induction generator or motor that switches between a first voltage and a second voltage. The method comprises transitioning between two or more voltage levels by inserting and removing resistance and capacitance following a systematic timing scheme. The generator/motor may have one or more windings, such as a primary and auxiliary winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Endurance Wind Power
    Inventor: Dean Arthur Davis
  • Publication number: 20070273336
    Abstract: A system and method for switching from one voltage to another voltage are disclosed. The system relates to an induction generator or motor that switches between a first voltage and a second voltage. The method comprises transitioning between two or more voltage levels by inserting and removing resistance and capacitance following a systematic timing scheme. The generator/motor may have one or more windings, such as a primary and auxiliary winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Windward Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Dean Arthur Davis