Patents by Inventor Guodong Zhan

Guodong Zhan 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: 20210189863
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring conditions within a wellbore of a subterranean well include extending a drill string into the subterranean well from a terranean surface. The drill string has an actuator assembly, a sensor compartment, and a plurality of sensors located within the sensor compartment. The actuator assembly is instructed to transmit a swarm release signal to a central power unit of the sensor compartment so that the central power unit of the sensor compartment releases certain of the plurality of sensors from the sensor compartment. Data from the sensors is transferred to a data processing system after the sensors reach the terranean surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Chinthaka Pasan GOONERATNE, Jothibasu RAMASAMY, Bodong LI, Guodong ZHAN, Timothy Eric MOELLENDICK
  • Patent number: 11008816
    Abstract: A drill bit includes multiple cutting devices and a microelectronics unit. Each cutting device of the multiple cutting devices includes a cutting layer formed to cut a rock formation and a capacitive sensor disposed adjacent the cutting layer. The capacitive sensor is configured to generate an electric field across the cutting layer and to transmit a signal corresponding to a voltage associated with the electric field. The microelectronics unit of the drill bit is configured to receive the signal from the capacitive sensor of each cutting device of the multiple cutting devices such that the microelectronics unit receives multiple signals and to determine an indicator of mechanical wear of the drill bit based on a change in the voltage associated with the electric field across the cutting layer of each cutting device of the multiple cutting devices using the multiple signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Bodong Li, Timothy E. Moellendick
  • Patent number: 10999946
    Abstract: A microchip includes a PCB, a first contact feature positioned along a first area of the PCB, a second contact feature positioned along a second area of the PCB that is disposed opposite the first area, a contact frame including first and second contact members respectively coupled to the first and second contact features for signal communication between the first and second contact features and an external electronic device, and a housing enclosing an interior region of the microchip and carrying the first and second contact members of the contact frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Yu Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bodong Li, Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Guodong Zhan, Zhaorui Shi
  • Publication number: 20210032936
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses for obtaining sensor data from sensors incorporated into a drill bit during a drilling operation to form a wellbore. The obtained sensor data may be used to control an aspect of the drilling operation. The sensors may be incorporated into drill bit cutters of a drill bit, a drill bit body of a drill bit, or both. Example sensors include acoustic sensors, pressure sensor, vibration sensor, accelerometers, gyroscopic sensors, magnetometer sensors, and temperature sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Bodong Li, Timothy E. Moellendick
  • Publication number: 20210034029
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a computer-implemented method for manufacturing a binder for spraying onto tools. A binder is manufactured for binding compacts onto a tool substrate. The binder is designed to provide a coating strength on the tool substrate. The binder includes: a metal selected from iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), and nickel (Ni); an alloy including the metal selected from Fe, Co, and Ni; or a refractory alloy selected from tungsten, tantalum (Ta), molybdenum (Mo), and niobium (Nb). An ultra-high-pressure, high-temperature operation is performed on pure wurtzite boron nitride (w-BN) powder to synthesize w-BN and cubic boron nitride (c-BN) compact. A binder-compact mixture is produced by turbulently mixing the binder with the compact in a mixer within a vacuum. The binder-compact mixture is thermally sprayed onto a tool substrate to coat the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, Mohammed Badran, Timothy E. Moellendick
  • Publication number: 20210032934
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a computer-implemented method can be used to make milling tools from new wurtzite boron nitride (w-BN) superhard material. An ultra-high-pressure, high-temperature operation is performed on pure w-BN powder to synthesize w-BN and cubic boron nitride (c-BN) compact having a first size greater than particles of the pure w-BN powder. The ultra-high-pressure, high-temperature operation includes pressurizing the w-BN powder to a pressure of approximately 20 Gigapascal, heating the w-BN powder at a heating rate of 100° C./minute and cooling the w-BN powder at a cooling rate of 50° C./minute. The compact is cut to a second size smaller than the first size using laser cutting tools. The cut compact is turbulently mixed with additives in a mixer under vacuum. The cut compact mixed with the additives is thermally sprayed onto a tool substrate to form the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, Mohammed Badran, Timothy E. Moellendick
  • Publication number: 20210032935
    Abstract: A drill bit includes multiple cutting devices and a microelectronics unit. Each cutting device of the multiple cutting devices includes a cutting layer formed to cut a rock formation and a capacitive sensor disposed adjacent the cutting layer. The capacitive sensor is configured to generate an electric field across the cutting layer and to transmit a signal corresponding to a voltage associated with the electric field. The microelectronics unit of the drill bit is configured to receive the signal from the capacitive sensor of each cutting device of the multiple cutting devices such that the microelectronics unit receives multiple signals and to determine an indicator of mechanical wear of the drill bit based on a change in the voltage associated with the electric field across the cutting layer of each cutting device of the multiple cutting devices using the multiple signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Bodong Li, Timothy E. Moellendick
  • Publication number: 20200378194
    Abstract: A casing for a drilling operation has a body portion having a length, a first end and a second end, an outer diameter, an inner diameter, and a central axis that is common to the outer diameter and the inner diameter, and an external thread formed on the outer diameter of the body portion, wherein the external thread starts at a first predetermined distance from the first end and ends at a second predetermined distance from the second end. The external thread includes a spiral groove or a helical thread formed on the outer diameter of the body portion. The casing includes a coating at least partially encapsulating the external thread, wherein the coating includes at least one material selected from the group consisting of polycrystalline diamond particles, diamond like carbon (DLC), tungsten carbide, boron nitride, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Simone Musso, Timothy Eric Moellendick, Guodong Zhan
  • Publication number: 20200368967
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for carrying out rapid on-site optical chemical analysis in oil feeds are described. In one aspect, a system for manufacture of a tool includes a deposition reactor configured for molecular layer deposition or atomic layer deposition of metal powder to manufacture coated particles, a fabrication unit configured for 3D printing of the tool, and a controller that controls the deposition reactor and the fabrication unit, wherein the fabrication unit and the deposition reactor are integrated for automated fabrication of the tool using the coated particles from the deposition reactor as building material for the 3D printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, Timothy E. Moellendick, Bodong Li
  • Publication number: 20200367378
    Abstract: A microchip includes a PCB, a first contact feature positioned along a first area of the PCB, a second contact feature positioned along a second area of the PCB that is disposed opposite the first area, a contact frame including first and second contact members respectively coupled to the first and second contact features for signal communication between the first and second contact features and an external electronic device, and a housing enclosing an interior region of the microchip and carrying the first and second contact members of the contact frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Bodong Li, Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Guodong Zhan, Zhaorui Shi
  • Publication number: 20200185200
    Abstract: Described herein are articles, systems and methods where a plasma resistant coating is deposited onto a surface of a chamber component using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process. The plasma resistant coating has a stress relief layer and a layer comprising a solid solution of Y2O3—ZrO2 and uniformly covers features, such as those having an aspect ratio of about 3:1 to about 300:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaowei Wu, David Fenwick, Jennifer Y. Sun, Guodong Zhan
  • Publication number: 20200149353
    Abstract: A polycrystalline-diamond cutting element for a drill bit of a downhole tool. The cutting element includes a substrate and a diamond table bonded to the substrate. The diamond table includes a diamond filler with at least one leached polycrystalline diamond segment packed therein along at least one working surface thereof. The cutting element may be formed by positioning the diamond table on the substrate and bonding the diamond table onto the substrate such that the polycrystalline diamond segment is positioned along at least one working surface of the diamond table. A spark plasma sintering or double press operation may be used to bond the diamond table onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: National Oilwell DHT, L.P.
    Inventors: Deepthi Raj Setlur, Michael D. Hughes, Mark Jonathan Francis, Harold A. Sreshta, Guodong Zhan, Russell C. Gilleylen, JiinJen Albert Sue
  • Publication number: 20200140996
    Abstract: An article comprises a body having a coating. The coating comprises a Y—O—F coating or other yttrium-based oxy-fluoride coating generated either by performing a fluorination process on a yttrium-based oxide coating or an oxidation process on a yttrium-based fluorine coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaowei Wu, David Fenwick, Guodong Zhan, Jennifer Y. Sun, Michael R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10573497
    Abstract: Described herein are articles, systems and methods where a plasma resistant coating is deposited onto a surface of a chamber component using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process. The plasma resistant coating has a stress relief layer and a layer comprising a solid solution of Y2O3—ZrO2 and uniformly covers features, such as those having an aspect ratio of about 3:1 to about 300:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaowei Wu, David Fenwick, Jennifer Y. Sun, Guodong Zhan
  • Patent number: 10570667
    Abstract: A polycrystalline-diamond cutting element for a drill bit of a downhole tool. The cutting element includes a substrate and a diamond table bonded to the substrate. The diamond table includes a diamond filler with at least one leached polycrystalline diamond segment packed therein along at least one working surface thereof. The cutting element may be formed by positioning the diamond table on the substrate and bonding the diamond table onto the substrate such that the polycrystalline diamond segment is positioned along at least one working surface of the diamond table. A spark plasma sintering or double press operation may be used to bond the diamond table onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL OILWELL DHT, L.P.
    Inventors: Deepthi Raj Setlur, Michael D. Hughes, Mark Jonathan Francis, Harold A. Sreshta, Guodong Zhan, Russell C. Gilleylen, JiinJen Albert Sue
  • Patent number: 10563303
    Abstract: An article comprises a body having a coating. The coating comprises a Y-O-F coating or other yttrium-based oxy-fluoride coating generated either by performing a fluorination process on a yttrium-based oxide coating or an oxidation process on a yttrium-based fluorine coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaowei Wu, David Fenwick, Guodong Zhan, Jennifer Y. Sun, Michael R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10480252
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cutting elements incorporating polycrystalline diamond bodies used for subterranean drilling applications, and more particularly, to polycrystalline diamond bodies having a high diamond content which are configured to provide improved properties of thermal stability and wear resistance, while maintaining a desired degree of impact resistance, when compared to prior polycrystalline diamond bodies. In various embodiments disclosed herein, a cutting element with high diamond content includes a modified PCD structure and/or a modified interface (between the PCD body and a substrate), to provide superior performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: J. Daniel Belnap, Georgiy Voronin, Feng Yu, Peter T. Cariveau, Youhe Zhang, Yuelin Shen, Guodong Zhan
  • Patent number: 10443125
    Abstract: An article comprises a body having a coating. The coating comprises a Y—O—F coating or other yttrium-based oxy-fluoride coating generated either by performing a fluorination process on a yttrium-based oxide coating or an oxidation process on a yttrium-based fluorine coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaowei Wu, David Fenwick, Guodong Zhan, Jennifer Y. Sun, Michael R. Rice
  • Publication number: 20190136374
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a PCD cutter element including a diamond table including a plurality of coated diamond particles fabricated using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: National Oilwell DHT, L.P.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, Biju Pillai Kumar, Russell C. Gilleylen, Michael D. Hughes, Xinhua Liang
  • Publication number: 20190136372
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to articles, coated chamber components and methods of coating chamber components with a low volatile coating. The low volatile coating can include a rare earth metal-containing layer that coats all surfaces of a component (e.g., a high temperature heater).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Guodong Zhan, David Fenwick, Jennifer Y. Sun