Patents by Inventor Jack Pollack

Jack Pollack 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: 20200000764
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods of managing or treating cancer with agents that lower circulating acetoacetate levels, such as hypolipidemic agents, or other agents that antagonize acetoacetate-BRAF V600 mutant binding to attenuate BRAF V600 mutant tumor growth. In certain embodiments, this disclosure relates to methods of treating cancer comprising administering an effective amount of an agent to a subject in need thereof, wherein the agent is dehydroacetic acid, derivative, prodrug, or salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Jack Arbiser, Brian Pollack, Siyuan Xia
  • Patent number: 10480258
    Abstract: In a pipe joint where two pipe sections (14, 16) have threadably engaged end portions (17, 18), joint ends (32, 34) are substantially sealed to each other by a sealing surface (40, 50) on one pipe section that substantially abuts a sealing surface (42, 52) on the other pipe section. In one joint, a ring-shaped cutout (121, FIG. 7) is formed in a first pipe section and a ring-shaped spacer (120) is located in the cutout. The spacer is chosen from several that have slightly different lengths so the spacer end contacts the corresponding sealing surface (130). In a pipe string used to carry corrosive fluid, the inner surface (44) of adjacent pipe sections is covered with a corrosion resistant coating (70, 72). Where the sealing surface is connected to a rounded corner (82, 84), the coating extends to and along the sealing surfaces (40, 42). Where there are sharp corners (80) at the intersection of the inside surface (40) with the sealing surface (40B, 42B), the coating does not extend along the sealing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS, INC, GMC, LTD.
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, David C. Riggs
  • Patent number: 10260290
    Abstract: Methods that may be employed to help to equalize the length of the teeth on a pin-and-box SCR connector during make-up include locating the make-up groove on the box at the far box end away from the pipe end. This causes the make-up force to tension and stretch the box to make it longer. Additionally or alternatively placing grease or other fluid in the nib groove creates a resistance force to nib entry. The grease or fluid exits through a nib vent port in the box while creating a resistance that compresses the pin and stretches the box causing the tooth spacing of the pin and the box to be similar. Providing a ring groove at both ends of the box allows a tensioning device to be used to tension the box causing box elongation, which equalizes the tooth length of pin and box members during connector make up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, Alpha Mahatvaraj
  • Patent number: 10059409
    Abstract: A Taut-Inverted-Catenary (TIC) mooring system may be implemented using only field-proven components. The mooring lines yield a positive uplift force on the anchors in all conditions. In the inverted-catenary configuration, geometric stiffness is provided by a subsurface spring buoy or distributed buoyancy elements on the line. The TIC system consists as much as possible of light-weight components, such as polyester fiber rope. Since the uplift force on the anchor is always positive, clearance between polyester rope and the seabed is provided. All geometric stiffness is provided by the spring buoy. Therefore, a ground chain between the seafloor anchor and the fiber rope is not necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Single Buoy Moorings, Inc.
    Inventors: Swanik Maas Hoogeveen, Jack Pollack
  • Publication number: 20180127079
    Abstract: A slide-in structural interface between a Sea Water Intake Riser (SWIR) and a floating unit hull or sump tank bottom plate permits a pull-in, diver-less installation of the SWIR. Certain embodiments include an integrated, easily maintainable strainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Julien Odorico, Jack Pollack
  • Publication number: 20180106115
    Abstract: Methods that may be employed to help to equalize the length of the teeth on a pin-and-box SCR connector during make-up include locating the make-up groove on the box at the far box end away from the pipe end. This causes the make-up force to tension and stretch the box to make it longer. Additionally or alternatively placing grease or other fluid in the nib groove creates a resistance force to nib entry. The grease or fluid exits through a nib vent port in the box while creating a resistance that compresses the pin and stretches the box causing the tooth spacing of the pin and the box to be similar. Providing a ring groove at both ends of the box allows a tensioning device to be used to tension the box causing box elongation, which equalizes the tooth length of pin and box members during connector make up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, Alpha Mahatvaraj
  • Publication number: 20180058152
    Abstract: In a pipe joint where two pipe sections (14, 16) have threadably engaged end portions (17, 18), joint ends (32, 34) are substantially sealed to each other by a sealing surface (40, 50) on one pipe section that substantially abuts a sealing surface (42, 52) on the other pipe section. In one joint, a ring-shaped cutout (121, FIG. 7) is formed in a first pipe section and a ring-shaped spacer (120) is located in the cutout. The spacer is chosen from several that have slightly different lengths so the spacer end contacts the corresponding sealing surface (130). In a pipe string used to carry corrosive fluid, the inner surface (44) of adjacent pipe sections is covered with a corrosion resistant coating (70, 72). Where the sealing surface is connected to a rounded corner (82, 84), the coating extends to and along the sealing surfaces (40, 42). Where there are sharp corners (80) at the intersection of the inside surface (40) with the sealing surface (40B, 42B), the coating does not extend along the sealing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, David C. Riggs
  • Patent number: 9828812
    Abstract: In a pipe joint where two pipe sections (14, 16) have threadably engaged end potions (17, 18), joint ends (32, 34) are substantially sealed to each other by a sealing surface (40, 50) on one pipe section that substantially abuts a sealing surface (42, 52) on the other pipe section. In one joint, a ring-shaped cutout(121, FIG. 7) is formed in a first pipe section and a ring-shaped spacer (120) is located in the cutout. The spacer is chosen from several that have slightly different lengths so the spacer ends contacts the corresponding sealing surface(130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Single Buoy Moorings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, David C. Riggs
  • Patent number: 9562399
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for bundling flexible risers uses a vertically-hanging riser support shaft extending below the turret of a turret-moored FPSO to manage the motions of the risers. The risers may transition to a catenary configuration as they exit a bottom structure at the lower end of the riser support shaft and connect to wellheads or flowlines on the seafloor. Certain embodiments are suitable for use with a disconnectable buoyant turret mooring system while other embodiments may be used with spread-moored FPSOs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Seahourse Equipment Corp.
    Inventor: Jack Pollack
  • Patent number: 9381977
    Abstract: A mooring system for offshore vessels uses a chain stopper within a preset mooring line. The chain stopper has means for attaching a removable hydraulic chain jack actuator which may be used to stroke the chain through the stopper assembly while both the stopper and the mooring line remain under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Seahorse Equipment Corp
    Inventors: Steven John Leverette, Jack Pollack
  • Publication number: 20160101831
    Abstract: A Taut-Inverted-Catenary (TIC) mooring system may be implemented using only field-proven components. The mooring lines yield a positive uplift force on the anchors in all conditions. In the inverted-catenary configuration, geometric stiffness is provided by a subsurface spring buoy or distributed buoyancy elements on the line. The TIC system consists as much as possible of lightweight components, such as polyester fiber rope. Since the uplift force on the anchor is always positive, clearance between polyester rope and the seabed is provided. All geometric stiffness is provided by the spring buoy. Therefore, a ground chain between the seafloor anchor and the fiber rope is not necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Swanik Maas Hoogeveen, Jack Pollack
  • Patent number: 9239122
    Abstract: A pipeline includes a pair of pipe sections with ends (20, 22), connected together by threads. the pipe ends having axial and radial abutments lying beyond the ends of the thread. The abutments are located to stabilize a nib sealing arrangement and to enhance the capacity to resist bending while using a shorter thread length. The shorter threads (24, 26) enable pipe ends of smaller wall thicknesses to be used. At the abutments, each pipe end has a nib (40A, 40B) that is deflected to enter a groove as the pipe ends mate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Single Buoy Moorings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Pollack
  • Publication number: 20150321734
    Abstract: A floating structure includes a hull and a work structure for supporting, lifting or lowering elongate objects. The work structure includes an elevating platform having an opening for receiving an object to be supported, lifted or lowered. The elevating platform is supported on the hull and is connected to a movable force element. The work structure includes a compensator platform pivotably supported on the hull around a pivot axis via a bracket or curved track. The compensator platform has an opening for receiving the object to be handled while the elevating platform is supported on the compensator platform via at least one elastomeric support. The force element is on one side attached to the hull and on the other side to the compensator platform for transmitting a driving force or a damping force to the platform when the platform is pivoted about a pin or displaced over the curved track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Single Buoy Moorings, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Coenradus Johannes Jozephus WOLDRING, Jack POLLACK, David RIGGS
  • Publication number: 20150315853
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for bundling flexible risers uses a vertically-hanging riser support shaft extending below the turret of a turret-moored FPSO to manage the motions of the risers. The risers may transition to a catenary configuration as they exit a bottom structure at the lower end of the riser support shaft and connect to wellheads or flowlines on the seafloor. Certain embodiments are suitable for use with a disconnectable buoyant turret mooring system while other embodiments may be used with spread-moored FPSOs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jack Pollack
  • Patent number: 9139260
    Abstract: A floating construction having a base, a tensioning member extending from the sea bed in the direction of the base, a connector at an upper end of the tensioning member and attachment elements on the base for attaching to the connector, characterized in that, the attachment elements include a guide member for lowering a tensioning member section by a predetermined distance, which tensioning member section at a free end is provided with a complementary connector for attaching to the connector on the upper end of the tensioning member, the tensioning member section including at an upper end a stopper for engaging with the base and for fixing and/or adjusting the upper end in a vertical direction, the floating construction including a pulling device attached to the tensioning member section, for lowering the tensioning member section along the guide member towards the tensioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Single Buoy Moorings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Pollack
  • Publication number: 20150191218
    Abstract: A mooring system for offshore vessels uses a chain stopper within a preset mooring line. The chain stopper has means for attaching a removable hydraulic chain jack actuator which may be used to stroke the chain through the stopper assembly while both the stopper and the mooring line remain under load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Steven John Leverette, Jack Pollack
  • Patent number: 9003994
    Abstract: A mooring system for offshore vessels uses a chain stopper within a preset mooring line. The chain stopper has means for attaching a removable hydraulic chain jack actuator which may be used to stroke the chain through the stopper assembly while both the stopper and the mooring line remain under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Seahorse Equipment Corp
    Inventors: Steven John Leverette, Jack Pollack
  • Patent number: 8881436
    Abstract: A composite hose includes a tubular body of flexible material for transferring cryogenic fluid through the hose and for preventing fluid leakage through the body. The tubular body includes an inner wire helix spirally wound along the length of the hose, an outer wire helix spirally wound along the length of the hose, at least two reinforcing layers placed in between the inner and outer wire, at least one sealing layer placed between two reinforcing layers, an end fitting at both ends of the tubular body, each end fitting provided with a part for connection to another hose flange and an elongated cylindrical part, which is divided in an anchoring area for anchoring the tubular body and a static sealing area for fluid tight sealing of the hose. A gas tight sealing is created by bonding the at least one sealing layer to the cylindrical part over a ring shaped bonding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Trelleborg Industrie SAS
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, Jean-Pierre Queau, Philippe Albert Christian Menardo
  • Publication number: 20140300104
    Abstract: A pipeline includes a pair of pipe sections with ends (20, 22), connected together by thread the pipe ends having axial and radial abutments lying beyond the ends of the thread, The abutments ere located to stabilize a nib sealing arrangement and to enhance the capacity to resist bending while using a shorter thread length. The shorter threads (24, 26) enable pipe ends of smaller wall thicknesses to be used. At the abutments, each pipe end has a nib (40A, 40B) that is deflected to enter a groove as the pipe ends mate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Pollack
  • Publication number: 20140265320
    Abstract: In a pipe joint where two pipe sections (14, 16) have threadably engaged end portions (17, 18), joint ends (32, 34) are substantially sealed to each other by a sealing surface (40, 50) on one pipe section that substantially abuts a sealing surface (42, 52) on the other pipe section. In one joint, a ring-shaped cutout (121, FIG. 7) is formed in a first pipe section and a ring-shaped spacer (120) is located in the cutout. The spacer is chosen from several that have slightly different lengths so the spacer end contacts the corresponding sealing surface (130). In a pipe string used to carry corrosive fluid, the inner surface (44) of adjacent pipe sections is covered with a corrosion resistant coating (70, 72). Where the sealing surface is connected to a rounded corner (82, 84), the coating extends to and along the sealing surfaces (40, 42). Where there are sharp corners (80) at the intersection of the inside surface (40) with the sealing surface (40B, 42B), the coating does not extend along the sealing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, David C. Riggs