Patents by Inventor Muhammad ARSALAN

Muhammad ARSALAN 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: 20220238860
    Abstract: An electrode that includes a nanocomposite and sulfur is provided. The nanocomposite includes from 0.1 to 15 wt. % of a metal oxide, carbon, and h-BN. Also provided is a lithium-sulfur battery that has an anode, a cathode, a separator and an electrolyte. The cathode of the lithium-sulfur battery includes the nanocomposite and sulfur. A method of preparing an electrode is also provided. The method includes milling a metal precursor, carbon, and h-BN to make a precursor mixture and heating the precursor mixture to a predetermined temperature in the presence of oxygen to form the nanocomposite. The method then includes mixing the nanocomposite with sulfur to create an electrode mixture, and forming an electrode from the electrode mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, ALFAISAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Edreese Alsharaeh, Yasmin Mussa
  • Patent number: 11339636
    Abstract: A zonal isolation assessment system includes a receiver, production tubing disposed in a wellbore, a zonal isolation assembly, and an assessment assembly. The zonal isolation assembly is fluidically coupled to the production tubing. The zonal isolation assembly includes isolation tubing that flows production fluid from the wellbore to the production tubing, a first sealing element, and a second sealing element to fluidically isolate an internal volume of the isolation tubing from an isolated annulus defined between the isolation tubing and the wall of the wellbore. The assessment assembly includes a first pressure sensor at the internal volume of the isolation tubing configured to sense a first pressure value and a second pressure sensor at the annulus and configured to sense a second pressure value. The assessment assembly transmits to the receiver the first pressure value and the second pressure value to determine the integrity of the zonal isolation assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Wireless Instrumentation Systems AS
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Jarl André Fellinghaug, Stian Marius Hansen, Vegard Fiksdal
  • Patent number: 11333538
    Abstract: An example system is configured for determining properties of a fluid in a conduit. The system includes a mass flow meter including a hollow conduit having an inlet, an outlet, and a wall. The conduit is for conducting the fluid. The system includes a driver coupled to the conduit. The driver is configured for inducing an oscillation in the conduit. The system includes two or more accelerometers coupled to the conduit. The two or more accelerometers are configured for measuring displacement of the conduit. The system includes an electrical permittivity sensor coupled to the conduit. The electrical permittivity sensor is configured for measuring electrical permittivity of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Sakethraman Mahalingam, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Patent number: 11327000
    Abstract: An example system is configured to detect saturation levels of a target, such as a core sample of a reservoir, using magnetic fields generated by hydrophilic magnetic nanoparticles within the target. The target contains both a hydrocarbon, such as oil or gas, and a mixture comprised of water and the hydrophilic magnetic nanoparticles. The system includes magnetic field detectors for spatial distribution across a dimension of the target. The magnetic field detectors are configured to detect a magnetic field associated with the hydrophilic magnetic nanoparticles. A data processing system is configured—for example, programmed—to determine a saturation profile of the target based on the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Muhammad Akram Karimi, Muhammad Ayub, Muhammad Arsalan, Atif Shamim
  • Publication number: 20220098951
    Abstract: A system including a bottom hole assembly and a ram positioned below a barrier of a well and methods for deploying the same are described. The ram is configured to secure the bottom hole assembly at an end of the bottom hole assembly to secure the bottom hole assembly within the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Stian Marius Hansen, Jarl André Fellinghaug
  • Publication number: 20220074767
    Abstract: A flow measurement assembly that includes a production string and a flow meter fluidically coupled to the production string. The flow meter includes a variable Venturi tube attached to and configured to flow production fluid received from the production string. The variable Venturi tube includes an end fixed to the production string and at least one Venturi throat. The flow meter also includes an actuator configured to move the variable Venturi tube with respect to the fixed end. The flow meter includes a processor communicatively coupled sensors coupled to the variable Venturi tube. The processor determines, based on a first fluid parameter and the second fluid parameter received from the sensors, at least one of a mass flow rate of the production fluid, a density of the production fluid, a viscosity of the production fluid, or a coefficient of discharge of the production fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Sakethraman Mahalingam, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Publication number: 20220074304
    Abstract: A method of determining a fluid parameter includes receiving, by a processor and from a plurality of sensors coupled to a flexible tube, fluid information. The flexible tube includes a throat arranged in a first position with respect to a fixed end. The fluid information includes a strain or pressure at a first portion of the flexible tube and a strain or pressure at a second portion of the flexible tube. The method also includes determining a first fluid parameter of the fluid and transmitting, from the processor to a controller operationally coupled to the throat, second position information including a second position of the throat different than the first position. The method also includes receiving, with the throat in the second position, second fluid information and determining, based on the second fluid information, a second fluid parameter of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Sakethraman Mahalingam, Muhammad Arsalan, Jinjiang Xiao
  • Patent number: 11242731
    Abstract: A well tool includes a deformable liner configured to be positioned within a wellbore. The deformable liner is configured to be deformed radially. The well tool includes a first inflatable packer configured to be positioned within the deformable liner. The first inflatable packer is configured to be inflated while positioned within the deformable liner to deform the deformable liner radially. The well tool includes a second inflatable packer configured to be positioned around the deformable liner. The second inflatable packer is configured to be inflated to an inner wall of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Wireless Instrumentation Systems AS
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Henrik Wanvik Clayborough, Jarl André Fellinghaug, Brett W. Bouldin
  • Patent number: 11239466
    Abstract: Presented in the present disclosure are nanocomposites and batteries which are resistant to thermal runaway and may be used as cathode materials in batteries that tolerate operation at high temperatures. The nanocomposites include a nonconducting polymer and a carbon filler which includes a plurality of ultrathin sheets of a porous carbon material. The nonconducting polymer and carbon filler act in synergy to provide improved thermal stability, increased surface area, and enhanced electrochemical properties to the nanocomposite. For example, a battery that includes the nanocomposite as a cathode material was shown to have an enhanced performance and stability over a broad temperature range from room temperature to high temperatures (for example, of 100° C. or more). These batteries fill an important need by providing a safe and reliable power source for devices that are operated at high temperatures such as the downhole equipment used in the oil industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Edreese Alsharaeh, Faheem Ahmed, Yazeed Fahad AlDosari
  • Patent number: 11209307
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes separating, from a few mode optical fiber, a collection of backscattered Rayleigh signals based on a vibration of the few mode optical fiber at a vibration frequency at a first location along the few mode optical fiber, separating, from the few mode optical fiber, a collection of backscattered Stokes Raman signals and Anti-Stokes Raman signals based on a temperature of the few mode optical fiber at a second location along the few mode optical fiber, detecting the separated Rayleigh signals and Raman signals, determining, based on detecting the collection of backscattered Rayleigh traces, at least one of the first location, the vibration frequency, and an amplitude of the vibration, and determining, based on the detecting the collection of backscattered Raman signals, the temperature at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Frode Hveding, Islam Ashry, Mao Yuan, Mohd Sharizal Bin Alias, Boon Siew Ooi, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Publication number: 20210365711
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for air-writing character recognition includes: determining a position of an object in a monitoring space using a plurality of millimeter-wave radars, where each millimeter-wave radar of the plurality of millimeter-wave radars has a field of view, and where an intersection of the fields of view of the plurality of millimeter-wave radars forms the monitoring space; tracking the position of the object in the monitoring space over time using the plurality of millimeter-wave radars; determining a character symbol depicted by the tracked position of the object over time using a neural network (NN); and providing a signal based on the determined character symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Avik Santra, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Publication number: 20210340849
    Abstract: A zonal isolation assessment system includes a receiver, production tubing disposed in a wellbore, a zonal isolation assembly, and an assessment assembly. The zonal isolation assembly is fluidically coupled to the production tubing. The zonal isolation assembly includes isolation tubing that flows production fluid from the wellbore to the production tubing, a first sealing element, and a second sealing element to fluidically isolate an internal volume of the isolation tubing from an isolated annulus defined between the isolation tubing and the wall of the wellbore. The assessment assembly includes a first pressure sensor at the internal volume of the isolation tubing configured to sense a first pressure value and a second pressure sensor at the annulus and configured to sense a second pressure value. The assessment assembly transmits to the receiver the first pressure value and the second pressure value to determine the integrity of the zonal isolation assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Jarl André Fellinghaug, Stian Marius Hansen, Vegard Fiksdal
  • Publication number: 20210333136
    Abstract: An example system is configured for determining properties of a fluid in a conduit. The system includes a mass flow meter including a hollow conduit having an inlet, an outlet, and a wall. The conduit is for conducting the fluid. The system includes a driver coupled to the conduit. The driver is configured for inducing an oscillation in the conduit. The system includes two or more accelerometers coupled to the conduit. The two or more accelerometers are configured for measuring displacement of the conduit. The system includes an electrical permittivity sensor coupled to the conduit. The electrical permittivity sensor is configured for measuring electrical permittivity of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Sakethraman Mahalingam, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Patent number: 11156059
    Abstract: Thru-tubing completion systems and methods that employ a detachable sub-surface completion unit (SCU) anchoring seal that provides a seal between a SCU body and a wall of a wellbore of a well. The detachable SCU anchoring seal can be positioned in an un-deployed position that enables the detachable SCU anchoring seal to pass through production tubing disposed in the wellbore and in a deployed position that provides the seal. The detachable SCU anchoring seal is releasably coupled to the SCU body and has an internal passage having an internal diameter that is equal to or greater than an external diameter of the SCU body such that the detachable SCU anchoring seal can be deployed in the wellbore and decoupled from the SCU body to enable the SCU body to be moved through the internal passage of the SCU anchoring seal while deployed in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Mohamed N. Noui-Mehidi
  • Publication number: 20210325509
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes: receiving radar signals with a millimeter-wave radar; generating range data based on the received radar signals; detecting a target based on the range data; performing ellipse fitting on in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) signals associated with the detected target to generate compensated I and Q signals associated with the detected target; classifying the compensated I and Q signals; when the classification of the compensated I and Q signals correspond to a first class, determining a displacement signal based on the compensated I and Q signals, and determining a vital sign based on the displacement signal; and when the classification of the compensated I and Q signals correspond to a second class, discarding the compensated I and Q signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Avik Santra, Muhammad Arsalan, Christoph Will
  • Publication number: 20210293598
    Abstract: An example system is for determining properties of a fluid in a conduit. The system includes an exciter attached to the conduit for inducing one or more vibration patterns in the conduit. The system includes an isolator connected to the conduit at a first end of the isolator and to a fixed support on a second end of the isolator for preventing vibrations from being transmitted along the length of conduit beyond a predetermined measurement length. The systems includes a sensor attached to the conduit for measuring a change in one or more mechanical states of a conduit. The system includes one or more non-transitory machine-readable storage media storing instructions for determining one or more properties of the fluid. The system includes one or more processing devices to execute the instructions to perform operations including receiving data from the sensor and determining a property of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Sakethraman Mahalingam, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Patent number: 11126885
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for air-writing character recognition includes: determining a position of an object in a monitoring space using trilateration by using a plurality of millimeter-wave radars, where each millimeter-wave radar of the plurality of millimeter-wave radars has a field of view, and where an intersection of the fields of view of the plurality of millimeter-wave radars forms the monitoring space; tracking the position of the object in the monitoring space over time using the plurality of millimeter-wave radars; determining a character symbol depicted by the tracked position of the object over time using a neural network (NN); and providing a signal based on the determined character symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Avik Santra, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Publication number: 20210255280
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes: receiving reflected radar signals with a millimeter-wave radar; generating a displacement signal indicative of a displacement of a target based on the reflected radar signals; filtering the displacement signal using a bandpass filter to generate a filtered displacement signal; determining a first rate indicative of a heartbeat rate of the target based on the filtered displacement signal; tracking a second rate indicative of the heartbeat rate of the target with a track using a Kalman filter; updating the track based on the first rate; and updating a setting of the bandpass filter based on the updated track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Avik Santra, Muhammad Arsalan, Christoph Will
  • Patent number: 11078751
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for thru-tubing completion including a sub-surface completion unit (SCU) system including a SCU wireless transceiver for communicating with a surface control system of a well by way of wireless communication with a down-hole wireless transceiver disposed in a wellbore of the well, one or more SCU anchoring seals having an un-deployed position (enabling the SCU to pass through production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to seal against a wall of the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore to provide zonal isolation between adjacent regions in the wellbore) and one or more SCU centralizers having an un-deployed position (enabling the SCU to pass through the production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to position the SCU in the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Mohamed N. Noui-Mehidi
  • Patent number: 11045762
    Abstract: Systems and methods for liquid removal to increase the accuracy of gas flow meters, such as venturi meters. Systems and methods include a liquid knockout drum, an impingement plate, a drum separator, and a check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Abdulmohsen S. Al-Kuait, Muhammad Arsalan