Patents by Inventor John K. Sammons

John K. Sammons 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: 6978210
    Abstract: The invention is a method for automated management of hydrocarbon gathering systems. Measurement data is automatically collected from automated measurement and control devices that are located in a hydrocarbon production system The data that is collected is compared with data stored in a database. The comparison of data is used to automatically schedule tests of the plurality of automated measurement and control devices. The invention also automatically collects well test data, system balance data, and hydrocarbon composition data and uses the collected data to manage the hydrocarbon production and delivery process. The invention also automatically generates periodic grid reports concerning the status of the gathering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: James R. Suter, Russell L. Borgman, Joe L. Corrales, John K. Sammons, Marvin R. Hensley, Edward J. Brasset
  • Patent number: 4175040
    Abstract: A centrifugal oil-water separator comprising an inner spinning bowl having openings near the lower outer periphery for passage of water therefrom into an outer bowl which remains stationary. The oil-water mixture is passed to the upper center of the spinning bowl with separation of the oil and water therein, concentrating the oil near the top of the inner bowl and disposable water is removed from the outer bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1979
    Assignee: Continental Oil Company
    Inventors: John K. Sammons, Charles H. Fox, Jr.