Patents by Inventor Daniel Pusiol

Daniel Pusiol 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: 20150135797
    Abstract: Calibration of a multiphase flow meter to be used in a production process can be achieved by using a closed multiphase flow loop. In the device and method of the invention, the flow rates of each phase, oil and water, are individually measured after their separation using a separation vessel, and used as a reference for the calibration of a multiphase flow meter. Flow loop control is achieved by combining an oil-water interface position control and an oil level control in the separation vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Reynaldo Martín ROMERO, Gustavo Damian GARBATI, Carlos Alberto LAGO, Amadeo SASIA, Bernardo BALLESTÉ, Julia GARCIA, Sebastian MORE, Daniel PUSIOL, Dante PUSIOL
  • Patent number: 8441256
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance based apparatus capable of measuring, without using time-of-flight measurements, flow regimes of multi-phase fluids in a pipe, comprises a magnetic resonance module through which the fluid phases flow, wherein the magnetic resonance module includes a radiofrequency coil for transmitting and detecting a signal and means for generating inside the module a homogenous constant magnetic field Bx that is thermally compensated and a transverse magnetic field gradient Gx that is superposed on Bx; and at least one pre-polarization module through which the fluid phases flow before entering the magnetic resonance module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Daniel Pusiol, Mariela Carpinella, Gabriela Albert, Tristán Martin Osán, Juan Manuel Ollé, John Justin Freeman, Matthias Appel, Irene Silvina Espejo Lopez Gamundi
  • Publication number: 20120268115
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance based apparatus capable of measuring, without using time-of-flight measurements, flow regimes of multi-phase fluids in a pipe, comprises a magnetic resonance module through which the fluid phases flow, wherein the magnetic resonance module includes a radiofrequency coil for transmitting and detecting a signal and means for generating inside the module a homogenous constant magnetic field Bx that is thermally compensated and a transverse magnetic field gradient Gx that is superposed on Bx; and at least one pre-polarization module through which the fluid phases flow before entering the magnetic resonance module
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Pusiol, Mariela Carpinella, Gabriela Albert, Tristán Martin Osán, Juan Manuel Ollé, John Justin Freeman, Matthias Appel, Irene Silvina Espejo Lopez Gamundi
  • Publication number: 20120174684
    Abstract: A method for measuring flow rate of at least one fluid in a multi-phase fluid comprises: providing a magnetic resonance module through which the fluid phases flow and at least one pre-polarization module of variable effective length upstream of the magnetic resonance module; and conducting, a measurement by: i) setting the pre-polarization module to have a first effective length, ii) applying a RF pulse sequence to the fluid, in the magnetic resonance module, iii) determining the intensity of a pre-determined number of spin echoes produced by the RF pulse sequence, iv) determining a line approximating the attenuation of the intensity during the RF sequence, v) determining slope and y-intercept of the line, vi) determining the ratio of the slope and intercept, vii) applying a calibration between the slope:intercept ratio and multi-phase flow rate so as to determine the flow velocity of the fluid in the multi-phase fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Daniel PUSIOL
  • Patent number: 8212557
    Abstract: A method for determining individual component flow-rates in a multi-phase fluid flowing in a pipe comprises the steps of: a) flowing the fluid through a magnetic resonance based apparatus comprising a magnetic resonance module and at least one pre-polarization module through which the fluid phases flow before entering the magnetic resonance module, wherein said pre-polarization module comprises a plurality of cylindrical segments that can be selectively combined so as to modify the effective length of the pre-polarization module, b) selectively using the prepolarization module to polarize a component in a volume of the fluid, c) applying a selective excitation to said fluid volume, d) using a signal resulting from said excitation to obtain a velocity measurement for said component, and e) repeating steps b)-d) until velocity measurements for a desired number of components have been obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Daniel Pusiol, Mariela Carpinella, Gabriela Albert, Tristán Martin Osán, Juan Manuel Ollé, John Justin Freeman, Matthias Appel, Irene Silvina Espejo Lopez Gamundi
  • Patent number: 8143887
    Abstract: A method for measuring flow rate of at least one fluid in a multi-phase fluid comprises: providing a magnetic resonance module through which the fluid phases flow and at least one pre-polarization module of variable effective length upstream of the magnetic resonance module; and conducting a measurement by: i) setting the pre-polarization module to have a first effective length, ii) applying a RF pulse sequence to the fluid in the magnetic resonance module, iii) determining the intensity of a pre-determined number of spin echoes produced by the RF pulse sequence, iv) determining a line approximating the attenuation of the intensity during the RF sequence, v) determining slope and y-intercept of the line, vi) determining the ratio of the slope and intercept, vii) applying a calibration between the slope:intercept ratio and multi-phase flow rate so as to determine the flow velocity of the fluid in the multi-phase fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Daniel Pusiol
  • Publication number: 20110109308
    Abstract: A method for determining individual component flow-rates in a multi-phase fluid flowing in a pipe comprises the steps of: a) flowing the fluid through a magnetic resonance based apparatus comprising a magnetic resonance module and at least one pre-polarization module through which the fluid phases flow before entering the magnetic resonance module, wherein said pre-polarization module comprises a plurality of cylindrical segments that can be selectively combined so as to modify the effective length of the pre-polarization module, b) selectively using the prepolarization module to polarize a component in a volume of the fluid, c) applying a selective excitation to said fluid volume, d) using a signal resulting from said excitation to obtain a velocity measurement for said component, and e) repeating steps b)-d) until velocity measurements for a desired number of components have been obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel PUSIOL, Mariela Carpinella, Gabriela Albert, Tristán Martin Osán, Juan Manuel Ollé, John Justin Freeman, Matthias Appel, Irene Silvina Espejo Lopez Gamundi
  • Patent number: 7872474
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method is provided based on the Magnetic Resonance techniques to analyze and measure a uni- and/or a bi-directional flow regime of multiphase fluids in a transport and production conduct, in real time and flow-rates, based on a magnetic resonance analytical module, two magnetic prepolarization modules of variable effective length and a control computer of data acquisition and transfer, all associated to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Daniel Pusiol, Mariela Carpinella, Gabriela Albert, Tristan Osan, Juan Manuel Olle, John Justin Freeman, Matthias Appel, Irene Silvina Lopez Gamundi Espejo
  • Publication number: 20100264916
    Abstract: A method for measuring flow rate of at least one fluid in a multi-phase fluid comprises: providing a magnetic resonance module through which the fluid phases flow and at least one pre-polarization module of variable effective length upstream of the magnetic resonance module; and conducting a measurement by: i) setting the pre-polarization module to have a first effective length, ii) applying a RF pulse sequence to the fluid in the magnetic resonance module, iii) determining the intensity of a pre-determined number of spin echoes produced by the RF pulse sequence, iv) determining a line approximating the attenuation of the intensity during the RF sequence, v) determining slope and y-intercept of the line, vi) determining the ratio of the slope and intercept, vii) applying a calibration between the slope:intercept ratio and multi-phase flow rate so as to determine the flow velocity of the fluid in the multi-phase fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel PUSIOL
  • Publication number: 20080174309
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method is provided based on the Magnetic Resonance techniques to analyze and measure a uni- and/or a bi-directional flow regime of multiphase fluids in a transport and production conduct, in real time and flow-rates, based on a magnetic resonance analytical module, two magnetic prepolarization modules of variable effective length and a control computer of data acquisition and transfer, all associated to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicants: SPINLOCK SRL, SIEP INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Pusiol, Mariela Carpinella, Gabriela Albert, Tristan Martin Osan, Juan Manuel Olle, John Justin Freeman, Matthias Appel, Irene Silvina Espejo Lopez Gamundi
  • Publication number: 20070164737
    Abstract: A inventive flow-meter uses a measuring method which is based on the passage time of fluid molecules in a single sensor, without using any magnetic field gradient for the measurement of said fluid mean velocity. This method consists of the ultrafast irradiation of hydrogen nuclei from fluid molecules through pulses which are repeated every short time intervals, following a Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) type sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: SPINLOCK S.R.L.
    Inventor: Daniel Pusiol
  • Publication number: 20070096731
    Abstract: A series of open-shape nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) sensors having environmental noise resilience and a capability for simultaneous independent multi-frequency operation is disclosed. The sensors are multimodal birdcage or TEM-type structures made from single-turn or multi-turn interconnected windows or magnetically coupled elements having uniform distributions of the amplitudes of the corresponding radiofrequency magnetic fields along their surfaces. The phases of these fields change in a cyclical fashion, such that the interference signals are picked up with opposite phases by different parts of the sensors and are, therefore, cancelled out. The devices may have a planar or a curved shape and may or may not be shielded on one side. Planar unshielded sensors may be used to simultaneously detect signals from objects positioned on both of their sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicants: RF SENSORS, LLC, SPINLOCK, SRL
    Inventors: Alexey Peshkovsky, Daniel Pusiol
  • Publication number: 20060020403
    Abstract: A device for the real time direct measuring of the proportion and flow-rate of the different components which conform a multi-component complex fluid, which device comprises a set of mutually associated control computer, derivation device and electronic measuring device, the derivation device being connected to a plurality of sensor assemblies through which said multi-component complex fluid circulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventor: Daniel Pusiol
  • Publication number: 20050202570
    Abstract: The present invention contributes to the resolution of the problem of detecting, for example, plastic explosives, which are not easily detected by conventional inspection techniques, as those based on X-ray apparatuses; or those using more sophisticated means from traces of explosive material which may remain, “contaminating” the external surface of luggage. As regards the first technique, the invention has an additional advantage in that it is fully automatic, that is, it is independent from the operator's ability to interpret low contrast images. As regards the second technology, the main advantage of the present invention consists of its speed and safety when inspecting luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventor: Daniel Pusiol
  • Publication number: 20050116716
    Abstract: A sensor assembly for the detection of substances by means of nuclear quadrupolar resonance (NQR) and in the presence of environmental interference. The sensor assembly has a transmitter Tx which comprises excitation means which generate excitation signals and a switch connected at the outlet of the Transmitter. A first phase-shifted signal divider/adder is connected to the outlet of the Tx/Rx switch. First and second sensor elements are connected to the respective outlets of the first phase-shifted signal divider/adder. First and second coupling circuits, preferably in common, are connected to the outlet of the first and second sensor elements, respectively. First and second amplifiers are connected to the outlets of the first and second coupling circuits, respectively. First and second bandpass filters are connected to the outlets of the first and second amplifiers, respectively. A second phase-shifted signal divider/adder is connected to the outlets of the first and second bandpass filters, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventor: Daniel Pusiol
  • Patent number: 5229722
    Abstract: In an imaging method for spectroscopy of nuclear quadrupole resonances (NQR) with solid samples to which an RF field having a pulse duration t.sub.p with a base amplitude B.sub.10 constant over the sample length for magnetic excitation of NQR with resonance frequencies .omega. and with magnetic moments coupled to the nuclear quadrupole moments is applied and the NQR signal emitting from the sample is time-depentently detected, the RF field is superimposed by a position-dependent field contribution corresponding to a constant gradient B.sub.1.sup.x which yields together with the constant RF field a position-dependent RF field B.sub.1 (x), for each resonance frequency contained in the detected NQR signal the amplitude including its sign is determined, the measurements are carried out at different flip angles.sqroot.3.multidot..gamma..multidot.B.sub.1 (x).multidot.t.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Broker Analytische Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Eberhard Rommel, Peter Nickel, Rainer Kimmich, Daniel Pusiol