Patents by Inventor Ben Hardy

Ben Hardy 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: 20080167849
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for simulating pressures and saturations of oil, gas, and water in an oil reservoir with production and injection wells, which include (1) using of new approximating linear algebraic (finite difference) equations that more accurately represent actual pressures by basing the equations on new functional forms: ln(r) or 1/r, (2) solve the set equations using by defining a coarse grid array and a fine grid array nested in the fine grid array, and solving the coarse grid array and using the resulting solution to fix points in the fine grid array before it is solved, and (3) defining and solving a dynamic grid array based upon constant saturation contours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hugh Hales, Daniel Weber, Ben Hardy, Brad Bundy, Larry Baxter