Patents by Inventor Jimmy Lawrence

Jimmy Lawrence 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: 9212551
    Abstract: A method for analyzing formation fluid in a subterranean formation is disclosed, wherein the method includes the steps of: adding a scavenger compound to an analytical reagent to form a reagent solution; collecting an amount of formation fluid into a formation tester, wherein the formation tester includes at least one fluids analyzer comprising at least one probe, at least one flow line, at least one reagent container, and at least one spectral analyzer, wherein the fluids analyzer is configured such that the collected formation fluid is fed through the at least one flow line to the at least one spectral analyzer; mixing an amount of the collected formation fluid with an amount of the reagent solution to form a mixture; and analyzing the mixture downhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Huilin Tu, Jane Lam, Rekha Agarwalla, Ronald E. G. van Hal
  • Patent number: 9052289
    Abstract: Methods and related apparatuses and mixtures are described for spectroscopic detection of hydrogen sulfide in a fluid, for example a formation fluid downhole. A reagent mixture is combined with the fluid. The reagent mixture includes metal ions for reacting with hydrogen sulfide forming a metal sulfide, and a capping agent that limits growth of the insoluble metal sulfide species by electrosteric or steric stabilization. The particle growth is one of chemical reaction or significant aggregation, and the capping agent further functionalizes the reagent mixture to exhibit properties outside the natural characteristics of the metal sulfide species to allow for spectroscopic detection of the metal sulfide species. The combined mixture and fluid is then spectroscopically interrogated to detect the presence of the metal sulfide thereby indicating the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the fluid. The mixture also includes chelating ligands for sustaining thermal endurance of the mixture under downhole conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Ronald van Hal, Jane Lam
  • Patent number: 8904859
    Abstract: A gas separation and detection tool for performing in situ analysis of borehole fluid is described. The tool comprises a sampling chamber for a downhole fluid. The sample chamber comprises a detector cell with an opening. The tool also comprises a gas separation module for taking a gas from the downhole fluid. The gas separation module comprises a membrane located in the opening, a support for holding the membrane, and a sealant applied between the housing and the membrane or support. Moreover, the tool comprises a gas detector for sensing the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Tim G. J. Jones, Kentaro Indo, Tsutomu Yamate, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Michael M. Toribio, Hidetoshi Yoshiuchi, Andrew Meredith, Nathan S. Lawrence, Li Jiang, Go Fujisawa, Oliver C. Mullins
  • Patent number: 8826981
    Abstract: Described herein are variable-volume reservoir (e.g., syringe pump) based processes and systems usable to characterize samples of reservoir fluids, without having to first transport the fluids to the surface. Variable-volume reservoirs are used, for example, for one or more of storing reactants, controlling mixing ratios and storing used chemicals. The processes and systems can be used in various modes, such as continuous mixing mode, flow injection analysis, and titrations. A fluid interrogator, such as a spectrometer, can be used to detect a change in a physical property of the mixture, which is indicative of an analyte within the mixture. In at least some embodiments, a concentration of the analyte solution can be determined from the detected physical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald E. G. van Hal, Jimmy Lawrence, Jane T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8714254
    Abstract: Methods and devices for mixing a first fluid with a second fluid downhole include a chamber having a first end, a second end and an opening for fluid to flow there through. A top surface of a piston is capable of contacting the second end of the chamber. The piston is located at a first position within the chamber based upon characteristics of a second fluid. A fluid delivery system supplies the first fluid and supplies a second fluid through a first opening of the chamber, wherein the second fluid is at a pressure that moves the piston approximate to the second end of the chamber. The piston includes an agitator mixing device that is attached to a bottom surface of the piston, wherein mixing of the first fluid with the second fluid primarily occurs upon movement of the piston by actuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Harrison, Michael O'Keefe, Ronald van Hal, Jimmy Lawrence, Oliver C. Mullins
  • Patent number: 8708049
    Abstract: Methods and devices for mixing a first fluid with a second fluid downhole include a chamber having a first end, a second end and an opening for fluid to flow there through. A top surface of a perforated piston is capable of contacting the second end and a top surface of a piston is capable of contacting a bottom surface of the perforated piston. The perforated piston is located at a first position within the chamber based upon characteristics of a first fluid. A first fluid delivery system supplies the first fluid and a second fluid delivery system supplies a second fluid to the chamber, wherein the second fluid is at a pressure that moves the piston approximate to the first end. An actuating device applies a force against the bottom surface of the piston to inject the fluids through channels of the perforated piston to produce spray droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Douglas Grant, Jane T. Lam, James Haug, Roman Kats, Christopher Harrison, Andreas Hausot, Michael O'Keefe, Oliver C. Mullins, Ronald van Hal
  • Publication number: 20140026530
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a string trimmer having a pivotable carriage bearing a trimmer portion. The string trimmer typically includes a handle bar support, at least two wheels attached to the handle bar support, and an engine attached to a pivot bar support. The string trimmer typically includes a trimmer portion, which has a rotatable trimmer head and cutting line attached to the rotatable trimmer head. The trimmer portion is capable of rotating between a mowing position, a trimming position and an edging position. The string trimmer also typically includes a rotatable handle bar that has a first handle-bar portion and a second handle-bar portion. The rotatable handle bar is in communication with the trimmer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jimmy Lawrence Cathcart
  • Patent number: 8544247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotatable string trimmer. The string trimmer typically includes a primary support, at least two wheels attached to the primary support, and an engine attached to the primary support. The string trimmer typically includes a trimmer portion, which has a rotatable trimmer head and cutting line attached to the rotatable trimmer head. The trimmer portion is capable of rotating between a trimming position and an edging position. The string trimmer also typically includes a rotatable handle bar that has a first handle-bar portion and a second handle-bar portion. The rotatable handle bar is typically in communication with the trimmer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Jimmy Lawrence Cathcart
  • Patent number: 8518702
    Abstract: Methods and related apparatuses and mixtures are described for detecting hydrogen sulfide in a formation fluid downhole. A detection mixture is combined with the formation fluid downhole. The detection mixture includes metal ions for reacting with hydrogen sulfide forming a metal sulfide, and charged nanoparticles sized so as to inhibit significant aggregation of the metal sulfide so as to enable spectroscopic detection of the metal sulfide downhole. The combined mixture and formation fluid is then spectroscopically interrogated so as to detect the presence of the metal sulfide thereby indicating the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the formation fluid. The mixture also includes chelating ligands for sustaining thermal endurance of the mixture under downhole conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Li Jiang, Oliver C. Mullins, Gale H. Gustavson, Christopher Harrison, Bhavani Raghuraman, Ronald E. G. Van Hal, Jimmy Lawrence, Kosta Ladavac, Albert Ballard Andrews, Timothy Gareth John Jones, Rogerio Tadeu Ramos
  • Patent number: 8519713
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for detection and/or measurement of gaseous components of multiphase mixtures containing one or more hydrocarbons that may be retrieved down a wellbore or may be being transported in a pipeline. More specifically, but not by way of limitation, embodiments of the present invention may provide for separation of the gaseous components from the multiphase mixtures and detection and/or measurement of the separated gaseous components by direct oxidation or reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Texas
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Nathan Lawrence, Kay Robinson
  • Publication number: 20130152537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotatable string trimmer. The string trimmer typically includes a primary support, at least two wheels attached to the primary support, and an engine attached to the primary support. The string trimmer typically includes a trimmer portion, which has a rotatable trimmer head and cutting line attached to the rotatable trimmer head. The trimmer portion is capable of rotating between a trimming position and an edging position. The string trimmer also typically includes a rotatable handle bar that has a first handle-bar portion and a second handle-bar portion. The rotatable handle bar is typically in communication with the trimmer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Jimmy Lawrence Cathcart
  • Publication number: 20130075093
    Abstract: Described herein are variable-volume reservoir (e.g., syringe pump) based processes and systems usable to characterize samples of reservoir fluids, without having to first transport the fluids to the surface. Variable-volume reservoirs are used, for example, for one or more of storing reactants, controlling mixing ratios and storing used chemicals. The processes and systems can be used in various modes, such as continuous mixing mode, flow injection analysis, and titrations. A fluid interrogator, such as a spectrometer, can be used to detect a change in a physical property of the mixture, which is indicative of an analyte within the mixture. In at least some embodiments, a concentration of the analyte solution can be determined from the detected physical property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald E. G. van Hal, Jimmy Lawrence, Jane T. Lam
  • Publication number: 20120276648
    Abstract: Methods and related apparatuses and mixtures are described for spectroscopic detection of hydrogen sulfide in a fluid, for example a formation fluid downhole. A reagent mixture is combined with the fluid. The reagent mixture includes metal ions for reacting with hydrogen sulfide forming a metal sulfide, and a solvent that stabilizes the metal sulfide nanoparticles and assist in preventing precipitation by electrostatic stabilization. The solvent includes a property having a density above 1 kg/l. Further, dissolving the metal ions into the solvent to create the reagent mixture, and mixing the reagent mixture with the hydrogen sulfide sample in a formation. So, the metal ions of the reagent mixture react with the hydrogen sulfide sample to form the metal sulfide nanoparticles, resulting in the metal sulfide nanoparticles having properties with a density from 1 kg/l to about 8 kg/l.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald E.G. van Hal, Jimmy Lawrence, Jane T. Lam
  • Publication number: 20120273203
    Abstract: Methods and devices for mixing a first fluid with a second fluid downhole include a chamber having a first end, a second end and an opening for fluid to flow there through. A top surface of a perforated piston is capable of contacting the second end and a top surface of a piston is capable of contacting a bottom surface of the perforated piston. The perforated piston is located at a first position within the chamber based upon characteristics of a first fluid. A first fluid delivery system supplies the first fluid and a second fluid delivery system supplies a second fluid to the chamber, wherein the second fluid is at a pressure that moves the piston approximate to the first end. An actuating device applies a force against the bottom surface of the piston to inject the fluids through channels of the perforated piston to produce spray droplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Douglas Grant, Jane T. Lam, James Haug, Roman Kats, Christopher Harrison, Andreas Hausot, Michael O'Keefe, Oliver C. Mullins, Ronald van Hal
  • Patent number: 8294332
    Abstract: A pressure transducer for high-pressure measurements comprising a housing and a piezoelectric resonator located in the housing, wherein the resonator comprises double rotation cut piezoelectric material configured or designed for vibrating in the fundamental tone of dual modes of the fast and slow thickness-shear vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Matsumoto, Tsutomu Yamate, Bikash K. Sinha, Shigeru Sato, Anthony Frank Veneruso, Jimmy Lawrence, Yves Barriol, Shigeo Daito
  • Publication number: 20120145400
    Abstract: Methods and devices for mixing a first fluid with a second fluid downhole include a chamber having a first end, a second end and an opening for fluid to flow there through. A top surface of a piston is capable of contacting the second end of the chamber. The piston is located at a first position within the chamber based upon characteristics of a second fluid. A fluid delivery system supplies the first fluid and supplies a second fluid through a first opening of the chamber, wherein the second fluid is at a pressure that moves the piston approximate to the second end of the chamber. The piston includes an agitator mixing device that is attached to a bottom surface of the piston, wherein mixing of the first fluid with the second fluid primarily occurs upon movement of the piston by actuating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Harrison, Michael O'Keefe, Ronald van Hal, Jimmy Lawrence, Oliver C. Mullins
  • Publication number: 20120149604
    Abstract: A method for analyzing formation fluid in a subterranean formation is disclosed, wherein the method includes the steps of: adding a scavenger compound to an analytical reagent to form a reagent solution; collecting an amount of formation fluid into a formation tester, wherein the formation tester includes at least one fluids analyzer comprising at least one probe, at least one flow line, at least one reagent container, and at least one spectral analyzer, wherein the fluids analyzer is configured such that the collected formation fluid is fed through the at least one flow line to the at least one spectral analyzer; mixing an amount of the collected formation fluid with an amount of the reagent solution to form a mixture; and analyzing the mixture downhole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Huilin Tu, Jane Lam, Rekha Agarwalla, Ronald E. G. van Hal
  • Publication number: 20120149117
    Abstract: Methods and related apparatuses and mixtures are described for spectroscopic detection of hydrogen sulfide in a fluid, for example a formation fluid downhole. A reagent mixture is combined with the fluid. The reagent mixture includes metal ions for reacting with hydrogen sulfide forming a metal sulfide, and a capping agent that limits growth of the insoluble metal sulfide species by electrosteric or steric stabilization. The particle growth is one of chemical reaction or significant aggregation, and the capping agent further functionalizes the reagent mixture to exhibit properties outside the natural characteristics of the metal sulfide species to allow for spectroscopic detection of the metal sulfide species. The combined mixture and fluid is then spectroscopically interrogated to detect the presence of the metal sulfide thereby indicating the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the fluid. The mixture also includes chelating ligands for sustaining thermal endurance of the mixture under downhole conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Ronald van Hal, Jane Lam
  • Publication number: 20120137764
    Abstract: A gas separation and detection tool for performing in situ analysis of borehole fluid is described. The tool comprises a sampling chamber for a downhole fluid. The sample chamber comprises a detector cell with an opening. The tool also comprises a gas separation module for taking a gas from the downhole fluid. The gas separation module comprises a membrane located in the opening, a support for holding the membrane, and a sealant applied between the housing and the membrane or support. Moreover, the tool comprises a gas detector for sensing the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Jimmy Lawrence, Tim G. J. Jones, Kentaro Indo, Tsutomu Yamate, Noriyuki Matsumoto, Michael M. Toribio, Hidetoshi Yoshiuchi, Andrew Meredith, Nathan S. Lawrence, Li Jiang, Go Fujisawa, Oliver C. Mullins
  • Patent number: 8058071
    Abstract: Methods and related apparatuses and mixtures are described for detecting hydrogen sulfide in a formation fluid downhole. A detection mixture is combined with the formation fluid downhole. The detection mixture includes metal ions for reacting with hydrogen sulfide forming a metal sulfide, and charged nanoparticles sized so as to inhibit significant aggregation of the metal sulfide so as to enable spectroscopic detection of the metal sulfide downhole. The combined mixture and formation fluid is then spectroscopically interrogated so as to detect the presence of the metal sulfide thereby indicating the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the formation fluid. The mixture also includes chelating ligands for sustaining thermal endurance of the mixture under downhole conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Li Jiang, Oliver C. Mullins, Gale H. Gustavson, Christopher Harrison, Bhavani Raghuraman, Ronald E. G. Van Hal, Jimmy Lawrence, Kosta Ladavac, Albert Ballard Andrews, Timothy Gareth John Jones, Rogerio Tadeu Ramos