Patents by Inventor Larry A. Jacobson

Larry A. Jacobson 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: 20200181604
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for preparing a protein array having a plurality of proteins. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of nucleic acids each having a predefined sequence and expressing in vitro a plurality of proteins from the plurality of nucleic acids. In another embodiment, protein arrays having a solid surface and a microvolume are also provided. The solid surface can have a plurality of anchor oligonucleotides capable of hybridizing with a plurality of nucleic acids. The microvolume can cover each of the plurality of anchor oligonucleotides and can be configured to produce a polypeptide from each of the plurality of nucleic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Gen9, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Jacobson, Michael E. Hudson, Larry Li-Yang Chu
  • Patent number: 10457935
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for preparing a protein array having a plurality of proteins. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of nucleic acids each having a predefined sequence and expressing in vitro a plurality of proteins from the plurality of nucleic acids. In another embodiment, protein arrays having a solid surface and a microvolume are also provided. The solid surface can have a plurality of anchor oligonucleotides capable of hybridizing with a plurality of nucleic acids. The microvolume can cover each of the plurality of anchor oligonucleotides and can be configured to produce a polypeptide from each of the plurality of nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Gen9, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Jacobson, Michael E. Hudson, Larry Li-Yang Chu
  • Publication number: 20190143291
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for manipulating droplets on a support using surface tension properties, moving the droplets along a predetermined path and merging two droplets together enabling a number of chemical reactions. Disclosed are methods for controlling the droplets volumes. Disclosed are methods and devices for synthesizing at least one oligonucleotide having a predefined sequence. Disclosed are methods and devices for synthesizing and/or assembling at least one polynucleotide product having a predefined sequence from a plurality of different oligonucleotides having a predefined sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Jacobson, Larry Li-Yang Chu, Senthil Ramu
  • Patent number: 10145978
    Abstract: Determining a value indicative of hydrogen index. At least some of the example embodiments are methods including obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a first gamma detector for a particular borehole depth, obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a second gamma detector for the particular borehole depth, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the first gamma detector, thereby creating a first value, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the second gamma detector, thereby creating a second value, calculating a ratio of the first and second values, and determining a value indicative of hydrogen index based on the ratio of the first and second values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Weijun Guo, Larry A. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9840912
    Abstract: A method, in some embodiments, comprises lowering a neutron wireline tool into a cased borehole containing casing fluid, determining a ratio of inelastic count rate to capture count rate using gammas passing through the casing fluid, and calculating a capture cross section of the casing fluid using the ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Larry A. Jacobson, Weijun Guo
  • Publication number: 20170211382
    Abstract: A method, in some embodiments, comprises lowering a neutron wireline tool into a cased borehole containing casing fluid, determining a ratio of inelastic count rate to capture count rate using gammas passing through the casing fluid, and calculating a capture cross section of the casing fluid using the ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Larry A. Jacobson, Weijun Guo
  • Patent number: 9389335
    Abstract: Methods for determining a value indicative of liquid density of a formation include obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a gamma detector for a particular borehole depth, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, determining a value indicative of liquid density based on the ratio of the inelastic count rate to the capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, repeating the obtaining, calculating and determining for a plurality of borehole depths, and producing a plot of the value indicative of liquid density of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Jacobson, Weijun Guo
  • Patent number: 8996315
    Abstract: Determining a value indicative of gas saturation of a formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a gamma detector for a particular borehole depth; removing at least a portion of the chlorine response from the capture count rate, thereby creating a modified capture count rate; calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to the modified capture count rate for the particular borehole depth; determining a value indicative of gas saturation based on the ratio; and producing a plot of the value indicative of gas saturation as a function of borehole depth for a formation that the borehole at least partially penetrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Weijun Guo, Larry A. Jacobson, Daniel F. Dorffer
  • Publication number: 20150083905
    Abstract: Methods for determining a value indicative of liquid density of a formation include obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a gamma detector for a particular borehole depth, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, determining a value indicative of liquid density based on the ratio of the inelastic count rate to the capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, repeating the obtaining, calculating and determining for a plurality of borehole depths, and producing a plot of the value indicative of liquid density of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Larry Jacobson, Weijun Guo
  • Publication number: 20150046091
    Abstract: Determining a value indicative of hydrogen index. At least some of the example embodiments are methods including obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a first gamma detector for a particular borehole depth, obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a second gamma detector for the particular borehole depth, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the first gamma detector, thereby creating a first value, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the second gamma detector, thereby creating a second value, calculating a ratio of the first and second values, and determining a value indicative of hydrogen index based on the ratio of the first and second values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Weijun Guo, Larry A. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8898045
    Abstract: Predicting gas saturation of a formation using neural networks. At least some of the illustrative embodiments include obtaining a gamma count rate decay curve one each for a plurality of gamma detectors of a nuclear logging tool (the gamma count rate decay curves recorded at a particular borehole depth), applying at least a portion of each gamma count rate decay curve to input nodes of a neural network, predicting a value indicative of gas saturation of a formation (the predicting by the neural network in the absence of a formation porosity value supplied to the neural network), and producing a plot of the value indicative of gas saturation of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Weijun Guo, Larry A. Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20140142856
    Abstract: Determining a value indicative of gas saturation of a formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a gamma detector for a particular borehole depth; removing at least a portion of the chlorine response from the capture count rate, thereby creating a modified capture count rate; calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to the modified capture count rate for the particular borehole depth; determining a value indicative of gas saturation based on the ratio; and producing a plot of the value indicative of gas saturation as a function of borehole depth for a formation that the borehole at least partially penetrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Weijun Guo, Larry A. Jacobson, Daniel F. Dorffer
  • Patent number: 8660796
    Abstract: Processing gamma count rate decay curves using neural networks. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising obtaining a gamma count rate decay curve one each for a plurality of gamma detectors of a nuclear logging tool (the gamma count rate decay curves recorded at a particular borehole depth), applying the gamma count rate decay curves to input nodes of a neural network, predicting by the neural network a geophysical parameter of the formation surrounding the borehole, repeating the obtaining, applying and predicting for a plurality of borehole depths, and producing a plot of the geophysical parameter of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Jacobson, Dingding Chen, John A. Quirein
  • Patent number: 8346481
    Abstract: Determining a value indicative of gas saturation of a formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a gamma detector for a particular borehole depth, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, determining a value indicative of gas saturation based on the ratio of the inelastic count rate to the capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, repeating the obtaining, calculating and determining for a plurality of borehole depths, and producing a plot of the value indicative of gas saturation of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Jacobson, Weijun Guo, Jerome A. Truax, Daniel F. Dorffer
  • Publication number: 20110282818
    Abstract: Predicting gas saturation of a formation using neural networks. At least some of the illustrative embodiments include obtaining a gamma count rate decay curve one each for a plurality of gamma detectors of a nuclear logging tool (the gamma count rate decay curves recorded at a particular borehole depth), applying at least a portion of each gamma count rate decay curve to input nodes of a neural network, predicting a value indicative of gas saturation of a formation (the predicting by the neural network in the absence of a formation porosity value supplied to the neural network), and producing a plot of the value indicative of gas saturation of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Weijun Guo, Larry A. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8050866
    Abstract: A method and related system of determining formation density by compensating actual inelastic gamma rays detected from a pulsed-neutron tool for the effects of neutron transport. The method and systems may model response of the tool and use the modeled response as an indication of an amount to compensate detected inelastic gamma rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry A Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8044342
    Abstract: A method and system for calculating extent of a formation treatment material in a formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising releasing neutrons into a formation from a neutron source of a logging tool within a borehole having an axis, sensing energies of gammas produced by materials in the formation, the sensing by a gamma detector on the logging tool, generating a measured spectrum of the energies of the gammas sensed by the gamma detector, determining elemental concentrations of materials in the formation based on a basis spectrum, and calculating axial extent of a formation treatment material in the formation in relation to the axis of the borehole based on the elemental concentrations of at least some materials in the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Galford, Larry A. Jacobson, Jerome A. Truax
  • Publication number: 20110137566
    Abstract: Processing gamma count rate decay curves using neural networks. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising obtaining a gamma count rate decay curve one each for a plurality of gamma detectors of a nuclear logging tool (the gamma count rate decay curves recorded at a particular borehole depth), applying the gamma count rate decay curves to input nodes of a neural network, predicting by the neural network a geophysical parameter of the formation surrounding the borehole, repeating the obtaining, applying and predicting for a plurality of borehole depths, and producing a plot of the geophysical parameter of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Larry A. Jacobson, Dingding Chen, John A. Quirein
  • Publication number: 20100292927
    Abstract: Determining a value indicative of gas saturation of a formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including obtaining an inelastic count rate and a capture count rate of a gamma detector for a particular borehole depth, calculating a ratio of an inelastic count rate to a capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, determining a value indicative of gas saturation based on the ratio of the inelastic count rate to the capture count rate for the particular borehole depth, repeating the obtaining, calculating and determining for a plurality of borehole depths, and producing a plot of the value indicative of gas saturation of the formation as a function of borehole depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Larry A. Jacobson, Weijun Guo, Jerome A. Truax, Daniel F. Dorffer
  • Publication number: 20100224773
    Abstract: A method and system for calculating extent of a formation treatment material in a formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising releasing neutrons into a formation from a neutron source of a logging tool within a borehole having an axis, sensing energies of gammas produced by materials in the formation, the sensing by a gamma detector on the logging tool, generating a measured spectrum of the energies of the gammas sensed by the gamma detector, determining elemental concentrations of materials in the formation based on a basis spectrum, and calculating axial extent of a formation treatment material in the formation in relation to the axis of the borehole based on the elemental concentrations of at least some materials in the formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: James E. Galford, Larry A. Jacobson, Jerome A. Truax