Patents by Inventor Cyrus A. Irani

Cyrus A. Irani 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: 10480302
    Abstract: A formation testing tool which performs the dual function of fracturing and in-situ proppant placement. The testing tool houses proppant slurry having proppant and fracture fluid therein, and a probe which seals against the wellbore wall. During operation, the probe seals against the wellbore wall whereby fluid communication may take place. Using a pump aboard the testing tool, the fracture fluid is forced through the probe and into the formation to produce the fractures. The testing tool, which has a pressurized compartment, then injects the proppant into the fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Irani, Charles Seckar
  • Patent number: 10343124
    Abstract: A storage container for hydrocarbon fluid includes a mixing device having a sacrificial coating to protect against abrasion of the protective coating along the container wall during mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Irani, Scott Miller
  • Publication number: 20190132217
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a method of and associated system for placing nodes in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The method includes receiving user-specified parameters regarding the network. The parameters can include a layout of a building or other space, and requirements for the WLAN. An algorithm then employs these parameters to automatically create and optimized layout of multiple wireless access points for the WLAN. The method can display the layout and provide various types of information to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Gabi Abraham, Cyrus Irani, Pavel Pechac, Ana L. Martinez
  • Patent number: 10156138
    Abstract: A method for collecting a formation fluid for testing includes introducing a formation sample tool having a first port and a second port into a wellbore. A first fluid is injected through the first port into the formation to clear a sample passage and allow access to uncontaminated formation fluid. A second fluid is injected through the second port into the formation to provide a barrier adjacent to or around the sample passage. A sample of the uncontaminated formation fluid is removed from the formation through the first port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus A. Irani, B. Raghava Reddy
  • Patent number: 10129095
    Abstract: A method of and associated system for placing nodes in a wireless local area network (WLAN) includes receiving user-specified parameters regarding the network. The parameters can include a layout of a building or other space, and requirements for the WLAN. An algorithm then employs these parameters to automatically create and optimized layout of multiple wireless access points for the WLAN. The method can display the layout and provide various types of information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: STRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Gabi Abraham, Cyrus Irani, Pavel Pechac, Ana L. Martinez
  • Patent number: 10041348
    Abstract: An optical computing device and method utilizing an Integrated Computational Element (“ICE”) to predict and/or mitigate hydrate formation. Fluid is allowed to flow through a first conduit. A sample fluid is separated from the fluid flowing through the first conduit. The sample fluid is allowed to flow through a second conduit. At least one property of the sample fluid corresponding to hydrate formation is detected using at least one Integrated Computational Element (“ICE”) computing device positioned along a tubular. A determination is made as to whether the detected at least one property is adequate for hydrate formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Irani, Hendrik Kool
  • Patent number: 9822609
    Abstract: Methods of actuating a well tool can include releasing chemical energy from at least one portion of a reactive material, thermally expanding a substance in response to the released chemical energy, and applying pressure to a piston as a result of thermally expanding the substance, thereby actuating the well tool, with these steps being repeated for each of multiple actuations of the well tool. A well tool actuator can include a substance contained in a chamber, one or more portions of a reactive material from which chemical energy is released, and a piston to which pressure is applied due to thermal expansion of the substance in response to each release of chemical energy. A well tool actuator which can be actuated multiple times may include multiple portions of a gas generating reactive material, and a piston to which pressure is applied due to generation of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Wright, Michael L. Fripp, Donald G. Kyle, Cyrus A. Irani
  • Publication number: 20170307564
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the use of a thin-layer spectroelectrochemical cell to detect porphyrins in a wellbore environment are provided. In one embodiment, methods for the use of a thin-layer spectroelectrochemical cell to detect porphyrins in a wellbore environment comprises: positioning a spectroelectrochemical cell in a wellbore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation comprising a downhole fluid; allowing at least a portion of the downhole fluid to flow into the spectroelectrochemical cell; and detecting at least one compound in at least a portion of the downhole fluid, wherein the at least one compound is selected from the group consisting of: a porphyrin, a metalloporphyrin, a porphyrin derivative, a porphyrin-like macrocycle, and any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Shen, Cyrus Irani
  • Publication number: 20170292359
    Abstract: A formation testing tool which performs the dual function of fracturing and in-situ proppant placement. The testing tool houses proppant slurry having proppant and fracture fluid therein, and a probe which seals against the wellbore wall. During operation, the probe seals against the wellbore wall whereby fluid communication may take place. Using a pump aboard the testing tool, the fracture fluid is forced through the probe and into the formation to produce the fractures. The testing tool, which has a pressurized compartment, then injects the proppant into the fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Irani, Charles Seckar
  • Publication number: 20170292368
    Abstract: A downhole tool for analyzing reservoir fluids includes a mechanism for extracting a fluid sample (e.g., single phase liquid sample) from a wellbore, a sample depressurization module to liberate the gas phase from the extracted fluid sample, and a gas sensor utilized to detect one or more components of the gas phase. In certain embodiments, the downhole tool may be a formation testing tool, and the depressurization module may be a bubble point measurement module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services , Inc.
    Inventor: Cyrus A. IRANI
  • Patent number: 9631489
    Abstract: A method of measuring parameters of a formation along multiple axes is disclosed. A formation tester tool is introduced into a wellbore. The formation tester tool includes a first probe oriented at an angle from a second probe about an axis of the formation tester tool. The first and second probes are positioned against a surface of the wellbore. Fluid is injected via at least one of the first and second probes. Pressure parameters corresponding to the fluid injected into the formation are monitored. Formation stresses about the formation fractures along multiple axes are determined based, at least in part, on the pressure parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus A. Irani, Daniel Robert Buller, Ronald Johannes Dirksen, Sami Abbas Eyuboglu
  • Publication number: 20160354738
    Abstract: A storage container for hydrocarbon fluid includes a mixing device having a sacrificial coating to protect against abrasion of the protective coating along the container wall during mixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Cyrus Irani, Scott Miller
  • Publication number: 20160323815
    Abstract: A system and associated method provides for a wireless local area network (WLAN) that permits mobile units to communicate with an external, wired network. Nodes in the WLAN include multiple components, such as a base module, antenna module, and one or more wireless modules. Indeed, this system can employ two or more wireless modules that employ different short-range wireless protocols, such as IEEE 802.11-type and Bluetooth protocols. The nodes may perform self-discovery to determine modules within the node and associated functionality, as well as identify neighboring nodes to thereby establish a mesh-type network. Nodes can be configured to provide connectivity to the wired network, while others (access points) communicate wirelessly with mobile devices. The nodes may then be interconnected wirelessly, or via wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Gabi Abraham, Cyrus Irani
  • Publication number: 20160294636
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a method of and associated system for placing nodes in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The method includes receiving user-specified parameters regarding the network. The parameters can include a layout of a building or other space, and requirements for the WLAN. An algorithm then employs these parameters to automatically create and optimized layout of multiple wireless access points for the WLAN. The method can display the layout and provide various types of information to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Gabi Abraham, Cyrus Irani, Pavel Pechac, Ana L. Martinez
  • Patent number: 9388669
    Abstract: Methods of actuating a well tool can include releasing chemical energy from at least one portion of a reactive material, thermally expanding a substance in response to the released chemical energy, and applying pressure to a piston as a result of thermally expanding the substance, thereby actuating the well tool, with these steps being repeated for each of multiple actuations of the well tool. A well tool actuator can include a substance contained in a chamber, one or more portions of a reactive material from which chemical energy is released, and a piston to which pressure is applied due to thermal expansion of the substance in response to each release of chemical energy. A well tool actuator which can be actuated multiple times may include multiple portions of a gas generating reactive material, and a piston to which pressure is applied due to generation of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Wright, Michael L. Fripp, Donald G. Kyle, Cyrus A. Irani
  • Publication number: 20160143089
    Abstract: A system and method for providing access to a communication network includes providing a radio node comprising a first set of access point components including a radio component, and providing a physically separated controller node in communication with the radio node. The access point controller comprises a second set of access point components distinct from the first set of access point components, creating a distributed access point. A system controller may also be used to control at least one of the radio node and the controller node. The radio node, the controller node, and the system controller communicate over a communication link, such as a wireless or wired link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Spencer Stephens, Leonid Kalika, Alexander Berg, Cyrus Irani
  • Patent number: D760267
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Butcher, Graham Clarke, Craig Dehner, Alan C. Dye, Bradley Griffin, Cyrus Irani, Jonathan P. Ive, Pedro Mari, Henrique Penha, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D773526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Butcher, Graham Clarke, Craig Dehner, Alan C. Dye, Bradley Griffin, Cyrus Irani, Jonathan P. Ive, Pedro Mari, Henrique Penha, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D792453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Butcher, Graham Clarke, Craig Dehner, Alan C. Dye, Bradley Griffin, Cyrus Irani, Jonathan P. Ive, Pedro Mari, Henrique Penha, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D807388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Butcher, Graham Clarke, Craig Dehner, Alan C. Dye, Bradley Griffin, Cyrus Irani, Jonathan P. Ive, Pedro Mari, Henrique Penha, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Christopher Wilson