Patents by Inventor Henry B. Patterson, Jr.

Henry B. Patterson, Jr. 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: 4718011
    Abstract: A downhole microprocessor controller disposed in a well logging sonde receives and stores one or more preselected tables or series of logging tool commands down loaded from a surface computer through a logging cable telemetry link. Each tool command in a particular table may correspond to a specific function to be performed by a respective logging tool comprising the sonde. All such commands in a given table may be called up by the controller from memory in response to a corresponding sequence command from the surface computer corresponding with the desired table. Upon receipt of such a sequence command, the microprocessor sequentially recalls each of the table's tool commands and relays them in order to the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: Western Atlas International, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry B. Patterson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4064408
    Abstract: The invention includes directing an analog electrical signal through a plurality of discrete time delays in order to sequentially introduce cumulative time delays to the electrical signal. The magnitudes of the electrical signal before and after the introduction of each of the time delays are compared, and a plurality of pulse signals are generated in response to the comparisons. Logic circuitry is responsive to the logic conditions of the pulse signals to generate output signals indicative of the amplitude peaks or slopes of the electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1972
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1977
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Wai-Leung Hon, Henry B. Patterson, Jr.