Patents by Inventor Nikhil Patel

Nikhil Patel 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: 20210130679
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fracturing fluids that use friction reducers. The composition of the present disclosure is a slurry comprising a water-soluble polymer suspended in an oil-based vehicle with the aid of a suspension agent and a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Nikhil Patel, Michael J. Callanan
  • Publication number: 20210053530
    Abstract: Systems and methods that compare a validation image to one or more confirmation data sets, wherein each of the one or more confirmation sets is formed based on matching a document image and a confirmation image. In at least one example, one or more vehicle operability actions may be performed responsive to the validation image matching a confirmation data set of the one or more confirmation data sets. A refusal action may further be performed responsive to the validation image not matching the confirmation data, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Greg Bohl, Prithvi Kambhampati, Nikhil Patel
  • Patent number: 10870791
    Abstract: Fracturing fluid compositions including a base fluid including a high TDS produced and/or flow back water, brackish water, RO reject water, clear brine, and mixtures thereof with or without added fresh water and systems, and methods for making and using same, where the method includes: (a) adding a first buffer to adjust the pH of a base fluid to an acidic pH, (b) adding a hydratable polymer or polymer slurry to the base fluid to form a hydratable polymer fracturing fluid, (c) adding a cross-linking composition to the hydratable polymer fracturing fluid to form a pre-cross-linked fracturing fluid, and (d) if needed, adding a second buffer to the pre-cross-linked fracturing fluid to adjust the pH of the pre-cross-linked fracturing fluid to form a viscosified fracturing fluid having a crosslinked structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: PfP Industries LLC
    Inventors: Asoke Deysarkar, Nikhil Patel, Nathalie Rasolomiarantsoa, James Nguyen, Rajendra Ghimire, Michael J. Callanan, Robert McDaniel, Madhukar Chetty
  • Patent number: 10793768
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fracturing fluids that use friction reducers. The composition of the present disclosure is a slurry comprising a water-soluble polymer suspended in an oil-based vehicle with the aid of a suspension agent and a surfactant. Specifically, the water-soluble polymer is polyacrylamide and the oil-based vehicle is petroleum distillate. The surfactant is an ethoxylated nonionic emulsifier. The surfactant can be a fatty chain EO/PO (ethylene oxide propylene oxide) and/or oxylated propoxy copolymer. The suspension aid is any variation of diblock copolymers based on styrene and ethylene/propylene. The composition may also contain a dispersant such as organophilic clay or a synthetic alternative as the suspension agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PfP Industries LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Patel, Michael J. Callanan
  • Publication number: 20200210775
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for automatically pre-processing data to generate a single view of the data that is suitable for machine learning and data analytics operations. Multiple data sets are joined together using one or more primary keys if raw data in the data sets have a same frequency. On the other hand, if raw data in the data sets do not have the same frequency, then for raw data in data sets having a different frequency than data in a user-specified base data set, the raw data is normalized and resampled. The normalized and resampled data in the data sets is further aggregated based on timestamps associated with the base data set, and the data sets are then joined to the base data set using one or more primary keys. The joined data sets can be stored and used to train machine learning models and/or for data analytics operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nikhil PATEL, John DICKSON, Dishita MEHTALIA, Sandeep RAMESH, Gregory BOHL
  • Publication number: 20200211553
    Abstract: One or more embodiments include a virtual personal assistant module executing on a virtual personal assistant system. The virtual personal assistant module obtains first sensor data from a first sensor included in a plurality of sensors. The virtual personal assistant module analyzes the first sensor data to generate a first result. The virtual personal assistant module obtains second sensor data from a second sensor included in the plurality of sensors. The virtual personal assistant module analyzes the second sensor data and the first result to generate a second result. The virtual personal assistant module outputs a natural language audio output to the user based on the second result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory BOHL, Mengling HETTINGER, Prithvi KAMBHAMPATI, Behrouz SAGHAFI KHADEM, Nikhil PATEL
  • Publication number: 20200090244
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing information regarding vehicle inventory availability to users of an information system are disclosed. When generating a vehicle data page for a particular vehicle at a particular location, the information system may generate an expected duration of availability of the vehicle as a prediction of the time between listing and sale of the vehicle. When the expected duration of availability is below a threshold, a status indicator may be generated and added to the vehicle data page to alert users that the vehicle is expected to remain available for only a short period of time. An estimate of time remaining for the vehicle may also be generated and presented to users as part of the vehicle data page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Addhyan Pandey, Sandeep Kandekar, Krishna Anisetty, Alicia A. Nevels, Sunita Negi, Salin Thomas, Srilakshmi Rayapeddi, Nikhil Patel, Chirag S. Patel, David Matthew Krell, Ramesh Jankampet, Audrey Salerno, Jennifer Wylie
  • Publication number: 20200051347
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predictively detecting vehicle failure based on diagnostic trouble codes are provided. In one example, a method is provided, comprising determining a probability of failure of a vehicle based on one or more diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs); and indicating to an operator of the vehicle that failure is likely in response to the probability exceeding a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Greg Bohl, Nikhil Patel
  • Patent number: 10358594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a crosslinking composition for use in crosslinking an aqueous suspension of guar, for use as a well treatment fluid and/or proppant carrier fluid for natural gas extraction. The present crosslinking composition is an aqueous suspension of hydroboracite. The composition may also comprise varying amounts of borax, canola oil, xanthan, glycerol, and/or NaOH. The composition may be selected to effect a desired delay in the crosslinking reaction in order to customize the viscosity and reaction time to the method of use, thereby maximizing proppant delivery while minimizing pump pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Callanan, Nathalie Rasolomiarantsoa, Asoke Deysarkar, Nikhil Patel
  • Publication number: 20190213605
    Abstract: Systems and methods are proposed for determining a probability of a warranty claim being fraudulent. Methods may include determining the probability based on a predictive fraud detection model and one or more parameters received from the vehicle. The probability of fraud may be indicated to an operator. Systems include diagnostic devices configured to employ the methods disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nikhil Patel, Greg Bohl, Bharat Bargujar
  • Publication number: 20190100692
    Abstract: Fracturing fluid compositions including a base fluid including a high TDS produced and/or flow back water, brackish water, RO reject water, clear brine, and mixtures thereof with or without added fresh water and systems, and methods for making and using same, where the method includes: (a) adding a first buffer to adjust the pH of a base fluid to an acidic pH, (b) adding a hydratable polymer or polymer slurry to the base fluid to form a hydratable polymer fracturing fluid, (c) adding a cross-linking composition to the hydratable polymer fracturing fluid to form a pre-cross-linked fracturing fluid, and (d) if needed, adding a second buffer to the pre-cross-linked fracturing fluid to adjust the pH of the pre-cross-linked fracturing fluid to form a viscosified fracturing fluid having a crosslinked structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Asoke Deysarkar, Nikhil Patel, Nathalie Rasolomiarantsoa, James Nguyen, Rajendra Ghimire, Michael J. Callanan, Robert McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20170349816
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a crosslinking composition for use in crosslinking an aqueous suspension of guar, for use as a well treatment fluid and/or proppant carrier fluid for natural gas extraction. The present crosslinking composition is an aqueous suspension of hydroboracite. The composition may also comprise varying amounts of borax, canola oil, xanthan, glycerol, and/or NaOH. The composition may be selected to effect a desired delay in the crosslinking reaction in order to customize the viscosity and reaction time to the method of use, thereby maximizing proppant delivery while minimizing pump pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: PfP Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Patel, Mickey Callanan
  • Publication number: 20170313930
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fracturing fluids that use friction reducers. The composition of the present disclosure is a slurry comprising a water-soluble polymer suspended in an oil-based vehicle with the aid of a suspension agent and a surfactant. Specifically, the water-soluble polymer is polyacrylamide and the oil-based vehicle is petroleum distillate. The surfactant is an ethoxylated nonionic emulsifier. The surfactant can be a fatty chain EO/PO (ethylene oxide propylene oxide) and/or oxylated propoxy copolymer. The suspension aid is any variation of diblock copolymers based on styrene and ethylene/propylene. The composition may also contain a dispersant such as organophilic clay or a synthetic alternative as the suspension agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: PfP Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Patel, Mickey Callanan
  • Publication number: 20100038325
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for improving water quality using a gasification system. Whereas water is normally a deterrent to the combustion process, water is beneficial to the gasification of carbonaceous materials. The method and apparatus uses this, and other aspects, to utilize several processes to improve water quality by means of gasification in new and beneficial ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Benson, Daniel J. Stepan, Richard Shockey, Nikhil Patel, Michael L. Swanson, Michael J. Holmes, Jaroslav Solc, Carsten Heide
  • Publication number: 20080196308
    Abstract: A method and apparatus, in one example, relates to a system and method for the generation of very low-tar, high-energy synthesis gas from a large variety of carbonaceous feedstock, including those with higher moisture levels than conventional gasifiers. The system comprises a gasification reactor wherein a portion of the energy of the output syngas of the reactor is used to heat the gasification zone of the reactor via an annular space surrounding the gasification zone of the gasifier, to maintain a temperature condition above 800° C. The maintenance of a long, quasi-uniform high-temperature gasification zone reduces the amount of input air or oxygen, reduces bridging within the gasifier, cracks pyrolysis oils, increases the conversion of char, minimizes heat losses from the bed, and converts moisture within the packed bed into a gasification medium. This results in a very low tar synthesis gas with less nitrogen dilution and higher energy content than conventional gasifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Phil Hutton, Nikhil Patel