Patents by Inventor Christopher Wrighton

Christopher Wrighton 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: 20200274416
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well include an electrical submersible pump assembly with a motor. The motor has a motor housing and a stator is located within the motor housing. The stator has a stator body with an interior cavity. A rotor assembly is located within the interior cavity of the stator. The rotor assembly includes a rotor shaft, a rotor member, and an intermediate rotor bearing assembly. The rotor member and the intermediate rotor bearing assembly circumscribe the rotor shaft. The rotor shaft extends along the central axis of the stator. A liner is located along an interior surface of the interior cavity, the liner being a thin walled member that is secured to the motor housing and seals the stator body from a wellbore fluid. The liner has a polygonal cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Christopher Wrighton
  • Publication number: 20200220431
    Abstract: A motor includes a stator, a rotor shaft assembly carried within and supported to rotate by the stator and a closed-loop cooling system. The rotor shaft assembly includes a rotor separated from the stator by a radial gap. The rotor shaft assembly includes an elongate, hollow shaft about which the rotor is configured to rotate. The shaft includes an opening to flow fluid through a hollow portion of the shaft. The closed-loop cooling system includes multiple helical members positioned within the stator. The multiple helical members are configured to flow cooling liquid in a closed flow pathway defined by the radial gap, the opening and the hollow portion of the shaft during rotor rotation within the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Christopher Wrighton, Jinjiang Xiao
  • Publication number: 20110034341
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device (10) for determining the relevance of preparations (4) of sample arrays (1), containing a plurality of individual samples (3) at various positions. To produce a method or a device (10) that can be performed as quickly as possible and preferably without destroying the preparations (4), a device (11) is provided for non-destructive scanning of the preparations (4) of the sample arrays (1), which is connected to a database (12) that contains information on the positions of the individual samples (3) of the preparations (4) and to a computer unit (16) for processing the scanned preparations (4) and for generating data fields for each individual sample (3) and for selecting at least one parameter from each individual sample data field and for comparing this parameter or a value derived therefrom or a combination of parameters or values derived therefrom to at least one threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Gábor Méhes, Wolfgang Schmidt, Christopher Wrighton, Kurt Zatloukal, Harald Zöbl, Peter Hecht
  • Publication number: 20100208955
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for automatic analysis of biological samples, in particular tissue samples, comprising a device (11) for scanning the samples (1) for forming data sets (4) of the samples (1). To produce a method or a device (10) by which the regions of interest (ROI) of the sample (1) can be determined as quickly as possible and as much as possible without destroying the samples (1), at least one parameter (P) is selected without destroying the sample (1) from a data set (4) of the sample (1) that is formed by using autofluorescence, and this parameter or a value derived therefrom or a combination of parameters (P) or values derived therefrom is compared to at least one threshold value (S), and the comparison value is used as a criterion for determining regions of interest (ROI) of the sample (1) and stored together with a unique identification (ID) of the sample (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Gabor Méhes, Wolfgang Schmidt, Christopher Wrighton, Kurt Zatloukal, Harald Zobl, Peter Hecht