Patents by Inventor Christopher Michael Jones

Christopher Michael Jones 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: 11513063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing a contamination estimation of a downhole sample including at least a formation fluid and a filtrate are provided. A plurality of downhole signals are obtained from the downhole sample and one or more of the signals are conditioned. At least two of the conditioned signals or downhole signals are fused into a multivariate dataset. A principle component analysis (PCA) is performed on the fused multivariate dataset to determine optical and density properties of the formation fluid. Based on at least the PCA, optical and density properties of the filtrate are determined. From the optical and density properties of the formation fluid and of the filtrate, a multivariate calculation is performed to generate concentration profiles of the formation fluid and the filtrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, Anthony H. Van Zuilekom
  • Publication number: 20220372872
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extracting and analyzing formation fluids from solids circulated out of a subterranean formation are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a sample of formation solids that have been separated from a fluid circulated in at least a portion of a well bore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation at a well site; performing a solvent extraction on the sample of formation solids using one or more solvents at an elevated pressure at the well site, wherein at least a portion of one or more formation fluids residing in the formation solids is extracted into the one or more solvents to produce an extracted fluid; and analyzing the extracted fluid at the well site to determine the composition of the extracted fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Ian D.C. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11506051
    Abstract: A method may comprise positioning a downhole fluid sampling tool into a wellbore, performing a pressure test operation within the wellbore, performing a pumpout operation within the wellbore, identifying when a clean fluid sample may be taken by the downhole fluid sampling tool from at least the pressure test operation and the pumpout operation, and acquiring the clean fluid sample from the wellbore. A system may comprise a downhole fluid sampling tool and an information handling machine. The downhole fluid sampling tool may further comprise one or more probes attached to the downhole fluid sampling tool, one or more stabilizers attached to the downhole fluid sampling tool, and a sensor placed in the downhole fluid sampling tool configured to measure drilling fluid filtrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ojo Olapade, Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, James Martin Price, Dingding Chen, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom
  • Publication number: 20220364466
    Abstract: A formation tester comprises a body having an outlet; a probe extendable from the body and having a sealing pad; and a flow line within the body, wherein the flow line has an entry end connectable to the probe and has an exit end connectable to the outlet in the body; and a reactive filter material in the flow line downstream of the entry end of the flow line, wherein the reactive filter material sorbs and entraps an analyte in a wellbore fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: David L. Perkins, Christopher Michael Jones, Michael T. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11499516
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for selectively inhibiting a stop-start controller of a vehicle based on a predicted anxiety of a driver of the vehicle on a road segment that includes one or more road attributes associated with increased levels of anxiety. In one example, selectively inhibiting a stop-start controller of a vehicle based on a predicted anxiety of a driver of the vehicle includes determining a driver classification for a driver operating the vehicle; predicting an anxiety level of the driver at an upcoming traffic condition, based on the driver classification; and selectively inhibiting an upcoming engine idle-stop event based on the predicted anxiety level of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Alfred Ostrowski, Sanjay Abhyankar, Leopoldo Urbina, Sheida Malekpour, Christopher Leon Jones, David Michael Herman
  • Patent number: 11499900
    Abstract: A densitometer in the present disclosure comprises a piston attached to an end of a tube of the densitometer to reduce pressure dependence of density estimates of a sample fluid. The densitometer measures sample fluid density by vibrating the tube containing sample fluid and measuring the resonant frequency of the tube, then estimating the sample fluid density based on this resonant frequency. The piston is designed with a predetermined diameter that converts pressure inside the tube to tension in the tube. This tension produces an opposite effect on the resonant frequency of the tube to that caused by the fluid pressure itself and thereby reduces pressure dependence of the sample fluid density estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Joseph LeBlanc, Christopher Michael Jones
  • Publication number: 20220356229
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind SARS-CoV Spike protein, SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein, and methods of using same for treating or preventing conditions associated with SARS or COVID-19 and for detecting SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicants: AbCellera Biologics Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Svcs.
    Inventors: Kathryn WESTENDORF, Stefanie ZENTELIS, Krithika MUTHURAMAN, Kevin JEPSON, Ester FALCONER, John MASCOLA, Barney GRAHAM, Kizzmekia CORBETT, Julie LEDGERWOOD, Lingshu WANG, Olubukola ABIONA, Wei SHI, Wing-pui KONG, Yi ZHANG, Bryan Edward JONES, Denisa FOSTER, Julian DAVIES, Qing CHAI, Christopher Carl FRYE, Ganapathy GOPALRATHNAM, Jörg HENDLE, John Michael SAUDER, Jeffrey Streetman BOYLES, Anna PUSTILNIK
  • Publication number: 20220350089
    Abstract: This present disclosure seals the light propagation path in an optical interconnection element from external contaminants. The optical interconnection element includes a reflective surface, which can also be sealed from external contaminants Additional novel concepts include all enclosed sealed regions of the optical interconnection element being fluidly connected and making the final seal of the optical interconnection element with a thin plate, which can bend reducing the pressure differential between the ambient environment and the sealed internal volume of the optical interconnection element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew Brian PUFFER, Raymond LEE, R. Brad BETTMAN, Edwin LOY, Dyan SEVILLE-JONES, Arlon MARTIN, Stephen Michael GIRLANDO, Christopher Alan BANDFIELD
  • Patent number: 11480052
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a machine-readable medium having program code to cause the apparatus to obtain a first dictionary based on a first training set of signals and determine a first subset of the first training set of signals based on a training reconstruction accuracy threshold and the first dictionary, wherein each atom in the first dictionary includes at least one of a signal pattern and a function representing the signal pattern. The program code also includes code to generate a second dictionary based on a second training set of signals, wherein the second training set of signals includes the first subset of the first training set of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Li, Christopher Michael Jones, Etienne Samson, Bin Dai, Ilker R. Capoglu
  • Patent number: 11466567
    Abstract: A formation tester consists of an upper assembly, an impeller unit, a straddle packer unit, and an inverted reservoir description tool string. The upper assembly seals off the wireline cable at the rig and connects the wireline cable to the formation tester. The impeller unit includes an upper turbine which converts hydraulic power from circulation of drilling mud into mechanical power. The mechanical power is used to drive a lower impeller which is capable of pumping formation fluids at high flow rates. The straddle packer unit isolates a portion of the formation tester which is open to the borehole to allow entry and exit of formation fluids through the formation tester. The inverted reservoir description tool string contains a combination of formation description modules which are inverted from traditional reservoir description tool modules to allow fluid flow paths to bypass electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Harrigan, Matthew L. Lee, Ameet B. Agnihotri, Charles Wilton Seckar, Christopher Michael Jones, Nestor Javier Rodriguez, Darren George Gascooke
  • Patent number: 11467314
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides for a method of optical sensor calibration implemented with neural networks through machine learning to make real-time optical fluid answer product prediction adapt to optical signal variation of synthetic and actual sensor inputs integrated from multiple sources. Downhole real-time fluid analysis can be performed by monitoring the quality of the prediction with each type of input and determining which type of input generalizes better. The processor can bypass the less robust routine and deploy the more robust routine for remainder of the data prediction. Operational sensor data can be incorporated from a particular optical tool over multiple field jobs into an updated calibration when target fluid sample compositions and properties become available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Christopher Michael Jones, Bin Dai, Megan Pearl, James M. Price
  • Publication number: 20220316329
    Abstract: A system and method for a fluid sampling tool. The fluid sampling tool may include a probe section. The probe section may include one or more probes, one or more stabilizers, and a housing that houses a bi directional piston pump. The method may include disposing a fluid sampling tool into a wellbore at a first depth, pressing the one or more probes into a surface of the wellbore, drawing a reservoir fluid from the wellbore through the one or more probes, placing the reservoir fluid into the housing, isolating the housing from the one or more modules of the fluid sampling tool with one or more shut in valves, depressurizing the housing with the bi directional piston pump, and measuring the asphaltene precipitation of the reservoir fluid within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohin Naveena-Chandran, Syed Muhammad Farrukh Hamza, Gibran Mushtaq Hashmi, Jason A. Rogers, Christopher Michael Jones, Anthony Herman VanZuilekom
  • Publication number: 20220317327
    Abstract: A method and microfluidic device to perform reservoir simulations using pressure-volume-temperature (“PVT”) analysis of wellbore fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Michael T. Pelletier, Robert S. Atkinson, JR., Songhua Chen
  • Patent number: 11459881
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for detecting downhole environment characteristics. An optical sensor is deployed to a downhole environment. Optical signal data received from the deployed optical sensor is received by a model configured to determine downhole environment characteristics directly from optical signal data. The model determines a downhole environment characteristic from the optical signal data and provides the determined characteristic to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jian Li, Christopher Michael Jones, James M. Price, Julia Golovko, Bin Dai
  • Patent number: 11455459
    Abstract: A collaborative authoring application provides an authoring environment in which two or more users can edit a document concurrently. Each user edits a copy of the document, sends updates to a master copy of the document, and receives updates from the master copy of the document. The authoring environment generally inhibits the users from providing conflicting editing instructions to the master copy of the document. For example, each user can generate a content lock about one or more data units within the document. The authoring environment may synchronize content locks automatically and content only at the request of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Beckett Bailor, Ethan Joseph Bernstein, Mark Rolland Knight, Christopher James Antos, Andrew Richard Simonds, Brian Michael Jones, Simon Peter Clarke, Edgar Mark Sunderland, David Benjamin Robins, Miko Arnab Sakhya Singha Bose
  • Publication number: 20220298914
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a formation tester tool to be positioned in a borehole within a formation, wherein the formation tester tool comprises a pressure sensor and a pad that is radially extendable with respect to an axis of the formation tester tool, and wherein the pressure sensor is inside the pad. The formation tester tool includes first and second inner radially extendable packers that are axially above and below the pad, respectively, with respect to the axis of the formation tester tool. The apparatus includes a first outer radially extendable packer that is axially above the first inner radially extendable packer with respect to the axis of the formation tester tool and a second outer radially extendable packer that is axially below the second inner radially extendable packer with respect to the axis of the formation tester tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom, Mehdi Alipour Kallehbasti
  • Publication number: 20220298913
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a formation tester tool into a borehole formed within a formation and radially expanding a first and second radially extendable packers of the formation tester tool out from the formation tester tool to the formation to form a sealed volume between the first radially extendable packer and the second radially extendable packer. The method includes radially extending a pad of the formation tester tool that is positioned between the first radially extendable packer and the second radially extendable packer to form a sealed connection volume between the formation and a pressure sensor within the pad. The method includes acquiring a first pressure measurement, using the pressure sensor, from fluids in the sealed connection volume and extracting fluid from the sealed volume to reduce pressure around the pad. The method includes acquiring a second pressure measurement, using the pressure sensor, from fluids in the sealed connection volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom, Mehdi Alipour Kallehbasti
  • Patent number: 11447541
    Abstract: Antibodies that bind SARS-CoV Spike protein, SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein, and methods of using same for treating or preventing conditions associated with SARS or COVID-19 and for detecting SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: AbCellera Biologies Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Svcs.
    Inventors: Kathryn Westendorf, Stefanie Zentelis, Krithika Muthuraman, Kevin Jepson, Ester Falconer, John Mascola, Barney Graham, Kizzmekia Corbett, Julie Ledgerwood, Lingshu Wang, Olubukola Abiona, Wei Shi, Wing-pui Kong, Yi Zhang, Bryan Edward Jones, Denisa Foster, Julian Davies, Qing Chai, Christopher Carl Frye, Ganapathy Gopalrathnam, Jörg Hendle, John Michael Sauder, Jeffrey Streetman Boyles, Anna Pustilnik
  • Patent number: 11449462
    Abstract: Mutual-complementary modeling and testing methods are disclosed that can enable validated mapping from external oil and gas information sources to existing fluid optical databases through the use of forward and inverse neural networks. The forward neural networks use fluid compositional inputs to produce fluid principal spectroscopy components (PSC). The inverse neural networks apply PSC inputs to estimate fluid compositional outputs. The fluid compositional data from external sources can be tested through forward models first. The produced PSC outputs are then entered as inputs to inverse models to generate fluid compositional data. The degree of matching between reconstructed fluid compositions and the original testing data suggests which part of the new data can be integrated directly into the existing database as validated mapping. The applications of using PSC inputs to reconstruct infrared spectra and estimate oil-based-mud (OBM) contamination with endmember spectral fingerprints are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, Jing Shen, Anthony Van Zuilekom
  • Publication number: 20220282612
    Abstract: Quality factors associated with formation pressure measurements at various depths in the geologic formation are determined based on one or more well logs of formation properties in a geologic formation. A formation testing tool with two or more probes is positioned in a borehole of the geologic formation based on the quality factors. The two or more probes in the borehole perform respective formation pressure measurements, where each formation pressure measurement is performed at a different depth. The formation pressure measurements and the given distance between the two or more probes indicate a formation pressure gradient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Bin Dai, Anthony Herman van Zuilekom