Patents by Inventor Ihsan Al-Taie

Ihsan Al-Taie 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: 11235472
    Abstract: An inspection crawler, and systems and methods for inspecting underwater pipelines are provided. The system includes the inspection crawler having a housing with a first side, an opposing second side, a power source, and a controller. The crawler includes an inspection tool, at least two pairs of latching arms, each latching arm including a rolling element, and at least two pairs of driving wheels. The system also includes at least one communication unit configured to communicate with the inspection crawler and to communicate aerially with one or more remote devices and, and at one sea surface unit. The inspection crawler can further include a connecting structure connecting the front and back portions of the crawler, and configured to elongate and shorten the inspection crawler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Patent number: 11097428
    Abstract: A system for underwater inspection including an inspection crawler are provided. The inspection crawler includes a housing having first and second sides, a power source, a controller, an inspection tool, at least two driving wheels, and a moveable center of gravity. A method for traversing a weld joint with the inspection crawler having a moving mass is also provided. In the method, the crawler is parked proximate to the joint, and the mass is slid along a slide rail to the second end of the crawler distal to the joint. The first end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the center of the crawler. A center portion of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the first end of the crawler. The second end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Patent number: 10935408
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for calibrating the volume of storage containers using ultrasonic inspection techniques. The exemplary ultrasonic calibration system comprises a plurality of acoustic devices controllably deployed in respective positions on the outside surface of the container. The acoustic devices include a transducer for sending acoustic signals across the internal volume of the container and sensors configured to detect the acoustic signals. The acoustic devices are in communication with a diagnostic computing device that controls the positioning and the operation of the acoustic devices and is further configured to determine the time time-of-flight of acoustic signals that travel between the various acoustic devices. Moreover, according to the specific arrangement of acoustic devices and the measured acoustic signal information, the control computer is configured to calculate the dimensions of the container and its internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Vincent Cunningham, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie, Ayman Amer
  • Publication number: 20200206951
    Abstract: An inspection crawler, and systems and methods for inspecting underwater pipelines are provided. The system includes the inspection crawler having a housing with a first side, an opposing second side, a power source, and a controller. The crawler includes an inspection tool, at least two pairs of latching arms, each latching arm including a rolling element, and at least two pairs of driving wheels. The system also includes at least one communication unit configured to communicate with the inspection crawler and to communicate aerially with one or more remote devices and, and at one sea surface unit. The inspection crawler can further include a connecting structure connecting the front and back portions of the crawler, and configured to elongate and shorten the inspection crawler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Publication number: 20200198155
    Abstract: A system for underwater inspection including an inspection crawler are provided. The inspection crawler includes a housing having first and second sides, a power source, a controller, an inspection tool, at least two driving wheels, and a moveable center of gravity. A method for traversing a weld joint with the inspection crawler having a moving mass is also provided. In the method, the crawler is parked proximate to the joint, and the mass is slid along a slide rail to the second end of the crawler distal to the joint. The first end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the center of the crawler. A center portion of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the first end of the crawler. The second end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Patent number: 10589433
    Abstract: An inspection crawler, and systems and methods for inspecting underwater pipelines are provided. The system includes the inspection crawler having a housing with a first side, an opposing second side, a power source, and a controller. The crawler includes an inspection tool, at least two pairs of latching arms, each latching arm including a rolling element, and at least two pairs of driving wheels. The system also includes at least one communication unit configured to communicate with the inspection crawler and to communicate aerially with one or more remote devices and, and at one sea surface unit. The inspection crawler can further include a connecting structure connecting the front and back portions of the crawler, and configured to elongate and shorten the inspection crawler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Patent number: 10589432
    Abstract: A system for underwater inspection including an inspection crawler are provided. The inspection crawler includes a housing having first and second sides, a power source, a controller, an inspection tool, at least two driving wheels, and a moveable center of gravity. A method for traversing a weld joint with the inspection crawler having a moving mass is also provided. In the method, the crawler is parked proximate to the joint, and the mass is slid along a slide rail to the second end of the crawler distal to the joint. The first end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the center of the crawler. A center portion of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the first end of the crawler. The second end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Patent number: 10450406
    Abstract: A curing agent for curing an epoxy resin comprises a fluorinated central moiety covalently bonded to first and second imide-amine moieties, the first and second imide-amine moieties include amine terminal functional groups, wherein the amine functional groups of the curing agent, when applied to the epoxy resin, take part in curing reactions with ring molecules of the epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Haleema Abdulrahman Alamri, Aziz Fihri, Gasan Selman Alabedi, Abdullah Ayedh Al-Shahrani, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Publication number: 20190062492
    Abstract: A curing agent for curing an epoxy resin comprises a fluorinated central moiety covalently bonded to first and second imide-amine moieties, the first and second imide-amine moieties include amine terminal functional groups, wherein the amine functional groups of the curing agent, when applied to the epoxy resin, take part in curing reactions with ring molecules of the epoxy resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: HALEEMA ABDULRAHMAN ALAMRI, AZIZ FIHRI, GASAN SELMAN ALABEDI, ABDULLAH AYEDH AL-SHAHRANI, IHSAN AL-TAIE
  • Publication number: 20180080905
    Abstract: An inspection crawler, and systems and methods for inspecting underwater pipelines are provided. The system includes the inspection crawler having a housing with a first side, an opposing second side, a power source, and a controller. The crawler includes an inspection tool, at least two pairs of latching arms, each latching arm including a rolling element, and at least two pairs of driving wheels. The system also includes at least one communication unit configured to communicate with the inspection crawler and to communicate aerially with one or more remote devices and, and at one sea surface unit. The inspection crawler can further include a connecting structure connecting the front and back portions of the crawler, and configured to elongate and shorten the inspection crawler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Publication number: 20180080904
    Abstract: A system for underwater inspection including an inspection crawler are provided. The inspection crawler includes a housing having first and second sides, a power source, a controller, an inspection tool, at least two driving wheels, and a moveable center of gravity. A method for traversing a weld joint with the inspection crawler having a moving mass is also provided. In the method, the crawler is parked proximate to the joint, and the mass is slid along a slide rail to the second end of the crawler distal to the joint. The first end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the center of the crawler. A center portion of the crawler is then propelled over the joint and the mass is slid to the first end of the crawler. The second end of the crawler is then propelled over the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Ammar Al Nahwi, Fadl Abdellatif, Ali Outa, Ihsan Al-Taie
  • Patent number: 8852535
    Abstract: A device and method for measuring the level of elemental sulfur present in a gas in a gas line. The device may include: an access fitting detachably connectable with the gas line, the access fitting having a first end and a second end; a probe detachably connectable to at least one end of the access fitting and adapted for insertion into a gas flow stream from the gas line to recover condensed components on the probe's outer surface; and a piping partially disposed within the probe for providing a cooling medium to the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ihsan Al-Taie, Abdulaziz A. Al-Mathami, Helal M. Al-Mutairi
  • Patent number: 8084263
    Abstract: A device and method for measuring the level of elemental sulfur present in a gas in a gas line. The method may include the steps of: collecting a sample of elemental sulfur-containing gas from the gas line, wherein the sample is collected on an outer surface of a probe by condensing some or all of the elemental sulfur-containing gas in the gas line on a surface of the probe while the gas line is operational, the probe having a piping partially disposed within for providing a cooling medium to the probe and being adapted for insertion into the gas flow stream of the gas line, separating the elemental sulfur from other species in the sample into an amount of elemental sulfur; and analyzing the amount of elemental sulfur collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ihsan Al-Taie, Abdulaziz A. Al-Mathami, Helal M. Al-Mutairi
  • Publication number: 20080283382
    Abstract: A device and method for measuring the level of elemental sulfur present in a gas in a gas line. The device may include: an access fitting detachably connectable with the gas line, the access fitting having a first end and a second end; a probe detachably connectable to at least one end of the access fitting and adapted for insertion into a gas flow stream from the gas line to recover condensed components on the prober's outer surface; and a piping partially disposed within the probe for providing a cooling medium to the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ihsan Al-Taie, Abdulaziz A. Al-Mathami, Helal M. Al-Mutairi
  • Publication number: 20050095721
    Abstract: A device and method for measuring the level of elemental sulfur present in a gas in a gas line. The device may include: an access fitting detachably connectable with the gas line, the access fitting having a first end and a second end; a probe detachably connectable to at least one end of the access fitting and adapted for insertion into a gas flow stream from the gas line to recover condensed components on the probe's outer surface; and a piping partially disposed within the probe for providing a cooling medium to the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Ihsan Al-Taie, Abdulaziz Al-Mathami, Helal Al-Mutairi