Patents by Inventor Mark Flaum

Mark Flaum 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: 20200301039
    Abstract: Small-sized flowlines are provided for use in NMR apparatus. The small-sized flowlines can have a channel with an inner diameter or maximum width of less than 0.2 inch and can be made of sapphire, yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), or extruded polyether ether ketone (PEEK), which are useful in high temperature, high pressure environments such as downhole in a geological formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Yiqiao Tang, Yi-Qiao Song, Martin Hurlimann, Christopher Harrison, Marcus Hofheins Donaldson, Mark Flaum
  • Publication number: 20190244737
    Abstract: Magnet design is provided. A method customizes a magnetic field uniformity of a magnet by introducing one or more gaps between pieces of the magnet assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yiqiao Tang, Irfan Bulu, Yi-Qiao Song, Mark Flaum, Tancredi Botto, Shin Utsuzawa
  • Publication number: 20180284313
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting an anomaly in measurement data captured by a downhole tool is disclosed provided. In the method and system, measurement data comprising a plurality of measurement channels is obtained and reference data including healthy reference data and faulty reference data is also obtained. The measurement data is preprocessed by modeling at least one measurement channel of the plurality of measurement channels using modeling parameters to produce pre-processed measurement data. Further, a first distance between the pre-processed measurement data and the healthy reference data is obtained and determined to exceed a first threshold for the first distance. A report is generated in response to determining that the first distance exceeds the first threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Bo Hu, Mark Flaum, Jane Troutner
  • Patent number: 6891369
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a diffusion edited pulse technique that allows information about a fluid to be extracted, comprising: a) obtaining a fluid sample; b) generating a sequence of magnetic field pulses in the fluid, the sequence comprising an initial magnetic field pulse, a first portion that follows the initial magnetic field pulse, and a second portion that follows the first portion; c) detecting magnetic resonance signals using the second portion of the sequence; d) modifying the first portion of the sequence, and repeating steps (b) and (c); and e) extracting information about the fluid by determining relaxation and diffusion characteristics and their correlation based on the signals detected in steps (c) and (d). Also disclosed is a logging tool equipped with a processor to implement the diffusion edited pulse technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Martin D. Hurlimann, Charles Flaum, Mark Flaum, Lalitha Venkataramanan, Robert L. Kleinberg
  • Publication number: 20030178994
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a diffusion edited pulse technique that allows information about a fluid to be extracted, comprising: a) obtaining a fluid sample; b) generating a sequence of magnetic field pulses in the fluid, the sequence comprising an initial magnetic field pulse, a first portion that follows the initial magnetic field pulse, and a second portion that follows the first portion; c) detecting magnetic resonance signals using the second portion of the sequence; d) modifying the first portion of the sequence, and repeating steps (b) and (c); and e) extracting information about the fluid by determining relaxation and diffusion characteristics and their correlation based on the signals detected in steps (c) and (d). Also disclosed is a logging tool equipped with a processor to implement the diffusion edited pulse technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION,
    Inventors: Martin D. Hurlimann, Charles Flaum, Mark Flaum, Lalitha Venkataramanan, Robert L. Kleinberg
  • Patent number: 6570382
    Abstract: NMR methods for extracting information about a fluid in rock and logging apparatuses for implementing such methods in a borehole environment are provided. The methods involve generating at least two different magnetic field pulse sequences. The magnetic field pulse sequences include a first portion and a second portion. A magnetic field pulse sequence is generated, and magnetic resonance signals are detected using the second portion of the sequence. The first portion of the sequence is modified, and again the sequence generated and magnetic resonance signals detected using the second portion. The magnetic resonance signals are analyzed, and information about, for example, diffusion coefficient, viscosity, composition, saturation in a rock, pore size, pore geometry and the like, extracted from the analyzed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Martin D. Hurlimann, Charles Flaum, Mark Flaum, Lalitha Venkataramanan
  • Patent number: 6115671
    Abstract: Carbonate formations yield unreliable, down hole NMR results. Inter alia, these results must be corrected for temperature. The invention features several methods for obtaining more reliable NMR results for rock petrophysical parameters in carbonate rock formations based upon adjusting T.sub.2 data with respect to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund J. Fordham, Mark Flaum, Terizhandur S. Ramakrishnan, William E. Kenyon, David Allen