Patents by Inventor Ken Smith

Ken Smith 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: 10422901
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. Seismic response data based on the seismic response are analyzed to identify geomechanical properties of subterranean rock in a fracture treatment target region in the subterranean region. In some cases, the geomechanical properties include pore pressure, stress, or mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith, Glenn Robert McColpin
  • Patent number: 10260328
    Abstract: A method and system for using a distributed electromagnetic sensing system in horizontal hydraulic fracturing wells to monitor fracture growth in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko Jaaskelainen, Ken Smith
  • Patent number: 10175374
    Abstract: A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with a seismic excitation is detected by a fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing array in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. A fracture treatment of the subterranean region is analyzed based on the seismic response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Harold Grayson Walters, Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith, Glenn Robert McColpin
  • Publication number: 20170075007
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. Seismic response data based on the seismic response are analyzed to identify geomechanical properties of subterranean rock in a fracture treatment target region in the subterranean region. In some cases, the geomechanical properties include pore pressure, stress, or mechanical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith, Glenn Robert McColpin
  • Publication number: 20170075006
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with a seismic excitation is detected by a fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing array in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. A fracture treatment of the subterranean region is analyzed based on the seismic response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Harold Grayson Walters, Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith, Glenn Robert McColpin
  • Publication number: 20170074999
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. A seismic excitation is generated at a seismic source location in a directional section of a fracture treatment injection wellbore in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected at a seismic sensor location in the directional section of the fracture treatment injection wellbore. The seismic response includes a reflection from the subterranean region. A fracture treatment applied through the fracture treatment injection wellbore is analyzed based on the reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Harold Grayson Walters, Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith
  • Publication number: 20170075005
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a directional section of a first wellbore in a subterranean region. Seismic responses associated with the seismic excitations are detected by a fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing array in a directional section of a second wellbore in the subterranean region. Seismic response data based on the seismic response are analyzed to identify changes in hydrocarbon saturation in a reservoir in the subterranean region. In some cases, the changes in hydrocarbon saturation are identified in real time during well system operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith
  • Publication number: 20170075002
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic profiling techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected by a fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing array in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. Fluid movement in the subterranean region is identified based on the seismic response. In some cases, the fluid movement is identified in real time during well system operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Priyesh Ranjan, Ken Smith
  • Publication number: 20170044886
    Abstract: A method and system for using a distributed electromagnetic sensing system in horizontal hydraulic fracturing wells to monitor fracture growth in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikko JAASKELAINEN, Ken SMITH
  • Patent number: 9478929
    Abstract: Light bulb receptacles and light bulb sockets are described. According to one aspect, a light bulb receptacle includes a housing which defines a housing chamber, a light bulb socket within the housing chamber and which comprises a first end and a second end about a light bulb chamber which is configured to receive a base of a light bulb, wherein the light bulb socket further comprises a plurality of fingers which extend outwardly from the first end toward the second end and define an opening to the light bulb chamber at the second end, wherein the fingers are individually configured to move outwardly from the light bulb chamber during insertion and removal of the light bulb via the opening to the light bulb chamber, and wherein the fingers individually comprise an engagement member configured to engage a base of the light bulb received within the light bulb chamber and to retain the light bulb received within the light bulb chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Ken Smith
  • Publication number: 20150369462
    Abstract: Light bulb receptacles and light bulb sockets are described. According to one aspect, a light bulb receptacle includes a housing which defines a housing chamber, a light bulb socket within the housing chamber and which comprises a first end and a second end about a light bulb chamber which is configured to receive a base of a light bulb, wherein the light bulb socket further comprises a plurality of fingers which extend outwardly from the first end toward the second end and define an opening to the light bulb chamber at the second end, wherein the fingers are individually configured to move outwardly from the light bulb chamber during insertion and removal of the light bulb via the opening to the light bulb chamber, and wherein the fingers individually comprise an engagement member configured to engage a base of the light bulb received within the light bulb chamber and to retain the light bulb received within the light bulb chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventor: Ken Smith
  • Patent number: 8488587
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing automatic resource distribution is presented. A number of ports of a resource to hold (H) as needed for each Multi Media Platform (MPP) is determined. Further, the maximum number of ports of a resource that can be acquired (M)—M?H of which are borrowed from other MPPs—for each MPP is also determined. The ports are then allocated for an MPP from at least one server in accordance with the number of ports to hold as needed and the number of ports that can be borrowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Cooper, Russ Innes, Sergey A. Razin, Derek Scott Sanders, Ken Smith, Richard Ulmer, Laura Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130015871
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for two-sided testing of electronic devices. These systems, devices, and methods may include the use of a test fixture that is configured to electrically connect a back side electrical pad of a device under test with an auxiliary pad that faces in a different direction than the back side electrical pad. Additionally or alternatively, these systems, devices, and methods also may include the use of a probe head that is configured to form an electrical connection with both the auxiliary pad and a front side electrical pad of the device under test. The systems, devices, and methods also may include providing a test signal to the device under test, receiving a resultant signal from the device under test, and/or analyzing the resultant signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Cascade Microtech, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Cleary, Peter Hanaway, Eric Strid, David Leslie, Eric Hill, Ken Smith, K. Reed Gleason
  • Publication number: 20120054965
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes a bed frame with movable portions and a mattress supported on the bed frame. A control system synchronously controls inflation and deflation of at least one air bladder of the mattress and movement of at least one of the movable portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kummer, Gregory W. Branson, Eric R. Meyer, Brad Wilson, Tanya Taber, Ken Chambers, Mike Frondorf, John Vodzak, Jim Stolpmann, Roger Dalton, Ken Smith, Jeffrey A. Heyser
  • Publication number: 20120003228
    Abstract: The invention relates to means and methods for determining whether a subject is at high or low risk of autoimmune disease progression by determining the CD8 or CD4 cell subtype of the subject. Autoimmune diseases of particular interest include vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The invention also relates to means and methods for determining the CD8 or CD4 cell subtype of a subject, e.g. for predicting responses to infection, vaccination and/or transplantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Ken Smith, Paul Lyons, Eoin McKinney
  • Publication number: 20110163523
    Abstract: Adjustable trailer supports and method for propping up a trailer with adjustable trailer supports, the adjustable trailer supports including a body element configured to couple to the front end of the trailer, a leg for supporting the trailer, the leg including a pivot element having a proximal end pivotably coupled to the body element and a distal end, and an extension element slidably coupled to the distal end of the pivot element, wherein the leg is configured to pivot between a stowed position and a support position. In some examples, the leg includes a pivot element and does not include an extension element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Ken Smith
  • Patent number: 7939136
    Abstract: The formation of arrays of fullerene nanotubes is described. A microscopic molecular array of fullerene nanotubes is formed by assembling subarrays of up to 106 fullerene nanotubes into a composite array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Richard E. Smalley, Daniel T. Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G. Rinzler, Jason H. Hafner, Ken Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess
  • Publication number: 20110086781
    Abstract: The formation of arrays of fullerene nanotubes is described. A microscopic molecular array of fullerene nanotubes is formed by assembling subarrays of up to 106 fullerene nanotubes into a composite array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Richard E. Smalley, Daniel T. Colbert, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Andrew G. Rinzler, Jason H. Hafner, Ken Smith, Ting Guo, Pavel Nikolaev, Andreas Thess
  • Publication number: 20100306924
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes a rotation therapy device, a pulsation therapy device, a dynamic therapy device, and a control system for operating the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kummer, Gregory W. Branson, Eric R. Meyer, Brad Wilson, Tanya Taber, Ken Chambers, Mike Frondorf, John Vodzak, Jim Stolpmann, Roger Dalton, Ken Smith, Jeffrey A. Heyser
  • Patent number: 7802332
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes a rotation therapy device, a pulsation therapy device, a dynamic therapy device, and a control system for operating the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kummer, Gregory W. Branson, Eric R. Meyer, Brad Wilson, Tanya Taber, Ken Chambers, Mike Frondorf, John Vodzak, Jim Stolpmann, Roger Dalton, Ken Smith, Jeffrey A. Heyser