Patents by Inventor David Alex KNOLL

David Alex KNOLL 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: 20130319681
    Abstract: An offshore oil production system, comprising a structure in a body of water, having a portion extending above a surface of the body of water; a first surface wellhead located at a top of the body of water; a second surface wellhead located at a top of the body of water; a first wellhead located at a bottom of the body of water; a second wellhead located at a bottom of the body of water; a first riser extending from the first wellhead to the first surface wellhead; and a second riser extending from the second wellhead to the second surface wellhead; wherein the first surface wellhead is a distance of less than about 12 feet from the second surface wellhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Glenn Martin Wald, Mathew Jay Jabs, Hon Chung Lau, Maartje Van Krieken, David Alex Knoll, Yile Li, Raymond Louis Jean Pierre Fonk, Quentin Terry Mcglothlin, JR.
  • Patent number: 8534213
    Abstract: A system comprising a floating vessel comprising a deck having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis; a plurality of support structures in an array spaced along the longitudinal axis and the lateral axis; a plurality of lateral support members spanning a lateral distance between adjacent support structures; a plurality of longitudinal support members spanning a longitudinal distance between adjacent support structures; a skid beam resting on the plurality of lateral support members and the plurality of longitudinal support members; and a skid shoe resting on the skid beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: James Scott Chitwood, David Alex Knoll, Edward Stephen Piter, William Michael Pritchett, Roy Keith Smith, Wilbert Ray Ulbricht
  • Publication number: 20120247380
    Abstract: A system comprising a floating vessel comprising a deck having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis; a plurality of support structures in an array spaced along the longitudinal axis and the lateral axis; a plurality of lateral support members spanning a lateral distance between adjacent support structures; a plurality of longitudinal support members spanning a longitudinal distance between adjacent support structures; a skid beam resting on the plurality of lateral support members and the plurality of longitudinal support members; and a skid shoe resting on the skid beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: James Scott Chitwood, David Alex Knoll, Edward Stephen Piter, William Michael Pritchett, Roy Keith Smith, Wilbert Ray Ulbricht
  • Publication number: 20120211234
    Abstract: An oil and gas collection system, comprising a source of oil and gas flowing into a body of water; a collector located adjacent the source of oil and gas; a riser to transport the oil and gas towards a surface of the body of water, a first end of the riser fluidly connected to the collector; and a separator fluidly connected to a second end of the riser, the separator adapted to separate the oil and gas into a first oil rich stream and a second gas rich stream, the separator comprising an oil rich stream outlet and a gas rich stream outlet. In some embodiments, the source of oil and gas comprises a blow out preventer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Curtis Len Wilie, David Alex Knoll, Robert Wing-yu Chin, Afif Samih Halal, Early Baggett Denison
  • Publication number: 20120121335
    Abstract: A subsea oil containment system, comprising a subsea collector located near a bottom of a body of water; a surface collector located near a surface of the body of water; and a riser connected to the subsea collector at a first end and extending to a second end located near the surface collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Vladimir FEDOTOV, Yile LI, David Alex KNOLL, Glenn Martin WALD