Patents by Inventor Louise Bailey

Louise Bailey 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: 20200284109
    Abstract: Methods for drilling a wellbore into a subterranean formation include preparing a drilling fluid and circulating the drilling fluid in the wellbore while drilling in the subterranean formation, forming a filtercake from the drilling fluid, creating or encountering one or more fractures in the subterranean formation while drilling, and allowing a portion of the filtercake formed to at least partially seal the one or more fractures while continuing the drilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: John Mervyn COOK, Quanxin GUO, Paul William WAY, Louise BAILEY, Simon JAMES, Salim TAOUTAOU
  • Patent number: 10387516
    Abstract: An online system receives posts that include links to various external pages and presents those posts to users of the online system. When the online system determines an opportunity to present a post to a particular viewing user of the online system, the online system determines a quality metric and an associated value score for the post. The quality metric is determined as a likelihood that the viewing user will view the external page for less than a threshold time period, and is used to adjust the associated value score. The online system compares the value score of the post to the value scores of other posts and selects one or more of the compared posts for presentation to the viewing user of the online system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lu Wang, Shengbo Guo, Grace Louise Jackson, Kristin S. Hendrix, Yue Zhuo, Seyoung Park, Yixian Zhu, Christopher John Leggetter, James Li, Michael Charles Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190164196
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (1) sampling links from an online system, (2) receiving, from a human labeler for each of the links, a label indicating whether the human labeler considers a landing page of the link to be a low-quality webpage, (3) deriving features from a landing page of each of the links, (4) using the label and the features of each of the links to train a model configured to predict a likelihood that a link is to a low-quality webpage, (5) identifying content items that are candidates for a content feed of a user of the online system, (6) applying the model to a link of each of the content items to determine a ranking of the content items, and (7) displaying the content items in the content feed of the user based on the ranking. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Sijian Tang, Shengbo Guo, Jiayi Wen, Gregory Matthew Marra, James Li, Seiji James Yamamoto, Grace Louise Jackson, Kristin S. Hendrix, Benxiong Wu, Jiun-Ren Lin, Sara Lee Su, Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Michael Charles Bailey, Cristian Orellana, Emanuel Alexandre Strauss
  • Publication number: 20170260440
    Abstract: An invert emulsion fluid may include a oleaginous external phase, a nonoleaginous internal phase, wherein a ratio of the oleaginous external phase to nonoleaginous internal phase is less than 55:45, a emulsifier, a particulate weighting agent dispersed in the non-oleaginous internal phase, and a viscosifier stabilizing the dispersion of the particulate weighting agent in the non-oleaginous internal phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mostafa A. Tehrani, Louise Bailey
  • Publication number: 20160244654
    Abstract: A drilling fluid for use when drilling a borehole includes solid polymeric objects as a lost circulation additive. The objects have an overall size extending at least 0.5 mm in each of three orthogonal dimensions have a shape such that each object has one or more edges, points or corners and/or comprises a core portion with a plurality of projections which extend out from the core portion. The objects may be moulded, 3D-printed or chopped from larger pieces of polymer by granulating machinery. Shapes with edges, points, corners or projections assisting the objects in lodging within and bridging a fracture encountered or formed while drilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Paul WAY, David SNOSWELL, John Mervyn COOK, Louise BAILEY, Gokturk TUNC, Elizabeth Alice Gilchrist JAMIE, Walter ALDRED
  • Publication number: 20160237767
    Abstract: A fluid used in a borehole containing suspended solid objects made by an additive manufacturing process. An additive process of solidifying a liquid composition at a succession of selected locations within a workspace, in accordance with a digital design allows a wide variety of shapes to be made. The fluid may be a drilling fluid or a borehole treatment fluid used prior to cementing and the objects may act, possibly in conjunction with other solids, to block loss of fluid into fractures in the formation around the borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: DAVID ROBERT EVAN SNOSWELL, PAUL WAY, JOHN COOK, LOUISE BAILEY, GOKTURK TUNC, ELIZABETH ALICE GILCHRIST JAMIE, WALTER ALDRED
  • Publication number: 20140299333
    Abstract: Application of a photocurable lining to a downhole fixed surface surrounding the axis of a wellbore is carried out by skimming an applicator over the downhole surface while delivering a porous tape impregnated with a photocurable liquid composition between the applicator and the downhole surface so that the tape lies on the downhole surface and directing light of wavelength in a range from 100 nm to 1500 nm onto the curable composition impregnating the tape so as to initiate curing of the composition and thereby attach the tape to the downhole surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOHN COOK, LOUISE BAILEY, PAUL WILLIAM WAY, GÖKTÜRK TUNC, DAVID ROBERT EVAN SNOSWELL
  • Patent number: 8770304
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide compositions and methods for lining a wellbore. In certain aspects, the compositions and methods comprise providing a fluid composition that is solidifiable or gellable on exposure to actinic radiation of a predetermined wavelength at the wall of open-hole wellbore and providing actinic radiation at the predetermined wavelength to solidify or gel the composition. The predetermined wavelength lies in a range from 100 nm to 1500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, John Cook, Armelle Payen, Sylvie Daniel, Mickael Allouche
  • Patent number: 8602114
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for lining a wellbore. In certain aspects, the systems and methods comprise providing a fluid composition that is solidifiable or gellable on exposure to actinic radiation of a predetermined wavelength at the wall of open-hole wellbore and providing actinic radiation at the predetermined wavelength to solidify or gel the composition. The predetermined wavelength lies in a range from 100 nm to 1500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, John Cook, Armelle Payen, Sylvie Daniel, Mickael Allouche
  • Patent number: 8394464
    Abstract: A method of lining tubing within a wellbore comprises applying a polymerisable fluid composition containing a photoinitiator to the interior surface of that tubing and initiating polymerisation of the composition by exposing it to actinic radiation, suitably light or ultraviolet with wavelength 250 to 800 nm. The composition is preferably stable against heat but polymerises quickly when exposed to the actinic radiation. The composition may be spread onto the tubing and exposed to actinic radiation as soon as it has been spread into a layer, suitably with a tool which skims the tubing surface with applicator pads for dispensing and spreading the composition, immediately followed by exposing the spread composition to actinic radiation. A second option is that the composition is provided as a sleeve which is expanded against the tubing, exposure to actinic radiation preferably then being achieved using light guides or light emitting diodes within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, Benoit Vidick, Paul Way, John Cook
  • Patent number: 8312940
    Abstract: A tool for use in wellbore drilling that is suitable for use with a drill string for drilling a wellbore having an inner wall. The tool comprises a cylindrical abrasion surface for contacting the inner-wall and generating particles of solid material, and a smearing device coupled with the drill string for applying radial and circumferential force to smear the generated particles onto the inner wall of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, John Cook, Jennifer Edwards, Gerald Meeten, Jonathan Phipps
  • Patent number: 8215155
    Abstract: A rheometer is provided for measuring rheological properties of a filtercake. The rheometer comprises a cell for containing a pressurised fluid supporting a particulate suspension. The cell has two outlets for removing the fluid from the cell. The cell further has a respective foraminous body at each outlet, such that the particulate suspension forms a filtercake on a surface of each foraminous body as pressurised fluid filters through the body when the fluid passes from the cell to the respective outlet. The foraminous bodies are translatable relative to each other, such that the filtercakes formed on said surfaces can be approached to form a unified filtercake. The foraminous bodies are also rotatable relative to each other. The rheometer further comprises a torque sensor for measuring a torque required to rotate the foraminous bodies relative to each other. The measured torque is indicative of one or more rheological properties of the unified filtercake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, Gerald Henry Meeten
  • Patent number: 8172007
    Abstract: A system and method for releasing a marker within a wellbore. The system and method includes a sensor that detects movement or a position of the marker within the wellbore. The marker may be released in drilling fluid, for example, and may travel from the surface to the drill bit and return to the surface with cuttings. As an example, the markers are used to determine the flow of cuttings within the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: IntelliServ, LLC.
    Inventors: Lee Dolman, Louise Bailey, Ashley B. Johnson, Alistair Oag
  • Publication number: 20110183873
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide compositions and methods for lining a wellbore. In certain aspects, the compositions and methods comprise providing a fluid composition that is solidifiable or gellable on exposure to actinic radiation of a predetermined wavelength at the wall of open-hole wellbore and providing actinic radiation at the predetermined wavelength to solidify or gel the composition. The predetermined wavelength lies in a range from 100 nm to 1500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, John Cook, Armelle Payen, Sylvie Daniel, Mickaël Allouche
  • Publication number: 20110162854
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for lining a wellbore. In certain aspects, the systems and methods comprise providing a fluid composition that is solidifiable or gellable on exposure to actinic radiation of a predetermined wavelength at the wall of open-hole wellbore and providing actinic radiation at the predetermined wavelength to solidify or gel the composition. The predetermined wavelength lies in a range from 100 nm to 1500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, John Cook, Armelle Payen, Sylvie Daniel, Mickaël Allouche
  • Patent number: 7963323
    Abstract: A technique that is usable with a well includes deploying a sensing device on a drill string and communicating with the sensing device during a plug cementing operation over a wired infrastructure of the drill string. The technique includes controlling the plug cementing operation in response to the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Louise Bailey
  • Patent number: 7946359
    Abstract: A method of constructing a borehole drilled with a drilling apparatus (16), the method comprises: connecting a flexible tubular liner sleeve (22) around the outside of the drilling apparatus and connecting the sleeve around an upper opening of the borehole so as to pass into the borehole; progressively extending the sleeve into the borehole as drilling progresses while maintaining connection to the drilling apparatus and borehole opening; at a predetermined point in the drilling, expanding the sleeve so as to contact the borehole wall; and setting the sleeve so as to be fixed to the borehole wall after expansion. Apparatus for use in such a method comprises: a flexible, expandable sleeve (22); a first connector for connecting the sleeve around the outside of a drilling assembly; and a second connector for connecting the sleeve around the opening of the borehole; wherein the sleeve is arranged to extend through the borehole between the connectors as drilling progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Jeffryes, Louise Bailey, Iain Cooper, Geoffrey Maitland, Dominique Guillot
  • Patent number: 7931091
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for lining a wellbore. In certain aspects, the systems and methods comprise providing a fluid composition that is solidifiable or gellable on exposure to actinic radiation of a predetermined wavelength at the wall of open-hole wellbore and providing actinic radiation at the predetermined wavelength to solidify or gel the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, John Cook, Armelle Payen, Sylvie Daniel, Mickael Allouche
  • Patent number: 7833946
    Abstract: A water based drilling fluid contains as additive one or more alkyl ethoxylates having the formula RO(CH2CH2O)nH; wherein: R is a C16-22alkyl group (preferably R is aliphatic and more preferably R is linear), and n is an integer in the range 2-30. The fluid further contains one or more viscosifying agents, and is substantially clay-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: M-I, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Louise Bailey
  • Publication number: 20100247794
    Abstract: A method of lining tubing within a wellbore comprises applying a polymerisable fluid composition containing a photoinitiator to the interior surface of that tubing and initiating polymerisation of the composition by exposing it to actinic radiation, suitably light or ultraviolet with wavelength 250 to 800 nm. The composition is preferably stable against heat but polymerises quickly when exposed to the actinic radiation. The composition may be spread onto the tubing and exposed to actinic radiation as soon as it has been spread into a layer, suitably with a tool which skims the tubing surface with applicator pads for dispensing and spreading the composition, immediately followed by exposing the spread composition to actinic radiation. A second option is that the composition is provided as a sleeve which is expanded against the tubing, exposure to actinic radiation preferably then being achieved by means of light guides or light emitting diodes within the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Louise Bailey, Benoit Vidick, Paul Way, John Cook