Patents by Inventor Phillip C. Harris

Phillip C. Harris 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).

  • Patent number: 10378127
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a yarn comprising a blend of jade-containing fibers, such as jade-containing polyester fibers, with hydrophobic cotton fibers and optionally conventional fibers. The jade in the jade-containing polyester fibers provides the yarn with a cooling effect when it contacts a person's skin. The hydrophobic cotton fibers provide the yarn with hydrophobicity. When included in a fabric that also contains yarn having hydrophilic properties in a manner such that a higher percentage of the hydrophobic yarn is present on the back surface of the fabric than on the front surface of the fabric, the fabric has a cooling and moisture-wicking effect. The yarn may be used as the fill of a denim twill weave to provide denim clothing having enhanced cooling and moisture-wicking properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VF Jeanswear, L.P.
    Inventors: Phillip F. Aydelette, Edward J. Broyles, Jr., E. Ashley Harris, Leigh Jillion Humphrey, Carole C. McFee, Jason C. Napier, John T. Strickland
  • Patent number: 8770295
    Abstract: A method foamed fracturing may include providing a wellbore that extends into a subterranean formation and introducing a foamed fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture in at least a portion of the subterranean formation. The foamed fracturing fluid may generally include an aqueous base fluid, a sugar derivative foaming agent, and a gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Jeremy Holtsclaw
  • Patent number: 8372789
    Abstract: Methods that comprise selecting proppant for use in a fracturing fluid based on one or more factors, wherein the one or more factors comprise an interaction between the proppant and the fracturing fluid. Methods that comprise designing a treatment fluid that comprises a gelled base fluid and a particulate based on one or more factors, wherein the one or more factors comprise an interaction between the particulate and the gelled base fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath, Harold G. Walters
  • Publication number: 20130025869
    Abstract: A method foamed fracturing may include providing a wellbore that extends into a subterranean formation and introducing a foamed fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture in at least a portion of the subterranean formation. The foamed fracturing fluid may generally include an aqueous base fluid, a sugar derivative foaming agent, and a gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Jeremy Holtsclaw
  • Patent number: 8266949
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for testing a viscosified fluid containing particulate indicate when the particulate is in suspension within the fluid and when it is not. The apparatus and method stir the fluid and particulate mixture for a time during which the viscosity of the fluid changes such that during a first period of the stirring time substantially all the particulate remains suspended in the fluid and during a second period of the stirring time substantially all the particulate settles out of suspension in the fluid. A signal is generated during the first and second periods such that the signal has a characteristic that changes from the first period to the second period to indicate the change in particle carrying ability of the fluid. Other characteristics, including crosslinking time, can also be determined. A test chamber includes projections extending from the inner surface of a cup receiving the fluid and from an axial support extending into the fluid in the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Harold G. Walters
  • Publication number: 20120181014
    Abstract: A system for servicing a wellbore, comprising a water source, a first water stream from the water source comprising undissolved solids, dissolved organics and undissolved organics, the first water stream being introduced into a mobile electrocoagulation unit, a second water stream comprising coalesced undissolved solids, coalesced undissolved organics and dissolved organics, the second water stream being emitted from the electrocoagulation unit and introduced into a mobile separation unit, a third water stream comprising dissolved organics, the third water stream being emitted from the separation unit, an ozone stream emitted from a mobile ozone generator and added to the third water stream comprising dissolved organics to form an ozonated water stream comprising dissolved organics, the ozonated water stream comprising dissolved organics being introduced into a mobile ultraviolet irradiation unit, a fourth water stream substantially free of undissolved solids, facilely-oxidizable organics and active microorga
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Rory DAUSSIN, Diptabhas SARKAR, Phillip C. HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20120181028
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore, comprising transporting a plurality of wellbore servicing equipment to a well site associated with the wellbore, accessing a water source to form a water stream from the water source to at least one of the plurality of wellbore servicing equipment, passing a direct electrical current through the water stream obtained from the water source to coalesce an undissolved solid phase and an undissolved organic phase in the water stream, separating the coalesced undissolved solid phase and the coalesced undissolved organic phase from the water stream to yield a substantially single-phase water stream, adding ozone to the substantially single-phase water stream to yield an ozonated water stream, irradiating the ozonated water stream with ultraviolet light to yield an irradiated water stream, forming a wellbore servicing fluid using the irradiated water stream, and placing the wellbore servicing fluid into the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Rory DAUSSIN, Diptabhas SARKAR, Phillip C. HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20110214859
    Abstract: Treatment fluids comprising an aqueous base fluid, a compliant cellulosic viscosifying agent, a crosslinking agent, and a protective ligand are provided. The present invention provides methods of using the treatment fluids in subterranean formations. One example of a suitable method includes providing a fracturing fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a compliant cellulosic viscosifying agent, a crosslinking agent, and a protective ligand and introducing the fracturing fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation at a rate and pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one or more fractures in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: David M. Loveless, Phillip C. Harris, Rajesh K. Saini, Narongsak Tonmukayakul, Feng Liang
  • Publication number: 20110214860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to low environmental impact treatment fluids comprising a compliant crosslinking agent, and methods of use employing such treatment fluids to treat subterranean formations. The methods include providing a low environmental impact treatment fluid including an aqueous base fluid, a viscosifying agent, and a compliant crosslinking agent that comprises an iron ion and a non-iron crosslinking metal ion; and placing the treatment fluid in a subterranean formation. In some embodiments, the viscosifying agent may be a compliant viscosifying agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Narongsak Tonmukayakul, Rajesh K. Saini, David M. Loveless, Gary P. Funkhouser, Feng Liang, Rocky M. Fitzgerald, Jeremy Holtsclaw, Phillip C. Harris, Lewis R. Norman
  • Publication number: 20110061451
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for testing a viscosified fluid containing particulate indicate when the particulate is in suspension within the fluid and when it is not. The apparatus and method stir the fluid and particulate mixture for a time during which the viscosity of the fluid changes such that during a first period of the stirring time substantially all the particulate remains suspended in the fluid and during a second period of the stirring time substantially all the particulate settles out of suspension in the fluid. A signal is generated during the first and second periods such that the signal has a characteristic that changes from the first period to the second period to indicate the change in particle carrying ability of the fluid. Other characteristics, including crosslinking time, can also be determined. A test chamber includes projections extending from the inner surface of a cup receiving the fluid and from an axial support extending into the fluid in the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Harold G. Walters
  • Patent number: 7896075
    Abstract: Subterranean treatment fluids that exhibit enhanced particulate transport or suspension capabilities, and associated methods of use in certain subterranean treatments are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a linear gelled fluid that comprises an aqueous base fluid, a plurality of particulates, and a linear particulate transport enhancing additive, the linear gelled fluid having a certain yield stress, crossover frequency, and/or particulate settling time; introducing the linear gelled fluid into the subterranean formation; and using the linear gelled fluid to create or enhance at least one fracture in at least a portion of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold G. Walters, Jason E. Bryant, Phillip C. Harris
  • Patent number: 7825073
    Abstract: Methods are provided that include a method comprising providing a viscosified treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a gelling agent that comprises a clarified xanthan; and placing the viscosified treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation. In some embodiments, the method comprises placing the viscosified treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture in the subterranean formation. In some embodiments, the viscosified treatment fluid may also comprise a plurality of particulates. In some embodiments, the viscosified treatment fluids may be placed into at least a portion of a pipeline. Additional methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Welton, Michael W. Sanders, Jeffery L. Mundy, Sean R. Beach, Richard W. Pauls, Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath, David E. McMechan, Christina A. Parkinson, Harold G. Walters, Jason E. Bryant, Trinidad Munoz, Rajesh K. Saini, Bobby J. Burns
  • Publication number: 20100181070
    Abstract: Methods that comprise selecting proppant for use in a fracturing fluid based on one or more factors, wherein the one or more factors comprise an interaction between the proppant and the fracturing fluid. Methods that comprise designing a treatment fluid that comprises a gelled base fluid and a particulate based on one or more factors, wherein the one or more factors comprise an interaction between the particulate and the gelled base fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath, Harold G. Walters
  • Publication number: 20090194288
    Abstract: Subterranean treatment fluids that exhibit enhanced particulate transport or suspension capabilities, and associated methods of use in certain subterranean treatments are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a linear gelled fluid that comprises an aqueous base fluid, a plurality of particulates, and a linear particulate transport enhancing additive, the linear gelled fluid having a certain yield stress, crossover frequency, and/or particulate settling time; introducing the linear gelled fluid into the subterranean formation; and using the linear gelled fluid to create or enhance at least one fracture in at least a portion of the subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Harold G. Walters, Jason E. Bryant, Phillip C. Harris
  • Publication number: 20080139411
    Abstract: Among the many embodiments provided by the invention, in one embodiment, a method is presented that comprises: providing a treating fluid comprising water, a charged polymer in an amount in the range of from about 2000 to about 20000 ppm, and a surfactant having a charge that is opposite to that of the charged polymer, the surfactant being capable of forming a micellar bond between a hydrophobic group on the polymer and a hydrophobic group on the same or an adjacent polymer molecule to form a crosslink; and placing the treating fluid into a well bore. Another embodiment provides a method that comprises: providing a viscosified treating fluid comprising: water; a charged polymer in an amount in the range of from about 2000 to about 20000 ppm; a surfactant having a charge that is opposite to that of the charged polymer; and at least one micellar association of between the surfactant with the charged polymer; and placing the viscosified treating fluid into a well bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath, Gary P. Funkhouser
  • Patent number: 7297665
    Abstract: Treatment fluids that may comprise an aqueous fluid, a gelling agent, and a zirconium triisopropylamine crosslinking agent are provided. Also provided are crosslinking agents that may comprise a zirconium triisopropylamine crosslinking agent, and a zirconium IV-containing crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath
  • Patent number: 7264054
    Abstract: A method of treating a subterranean formation is provided, the method may comprise providing a fluid comprising an aqueous fluid, a gelling agent, and a zirconium triisopropylamine crosslinking agent; and introducing the fluid into a well bore that penetrates the subterranean formation. Also provided are methods of fracturing a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath
  • Patent number: 7261158
    Abstract: A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising the steps of: providing a coarse-foamed fracturing fluid comprising a liquid fracturing fluid component, a gas, proppant particulates, and a foaming agent; and placing the coarse-foamed fracturing fluid into a portion of a subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or extend at least one fracture therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Middaugh, Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath, Robert S. Taylor, Ottmar F. Hoch, Max L. Phillippi, Billy F. Slabaugh, John M. Terracina
  • Patent number: 7225874
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for reducing the viscosity of subterranean treatment fluids that comprise a gelling agent utilizing breakers that comprise hydroquinone and/or a derivative thereof. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method comprising: providing a treatment fluid that comprises an aqueous base fluid and a gelling agent; providing a breaker that comprises a hydroquinone component; allowing the breaker to interact with the treatment fluid; and allowing the breaker to at least partially reduce the viscosity of the treatment fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath
  • Patent number: 7117943
    Abstract: Reduced friction fluids comprising an aqueous liquid, carbon dioxide, and a polymer comprising acrylamide and an acrylamide copolymer derivative. And methods of treating a subterranean formation comprising the steps of providing a reduced friction fluid comprising an aqueous liquid, carbon dioxide, and a polymer comprising acrylamide and an acrylamide copolymer derivative; and, introducing the reduced friction fluid to a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip C. Harris, Stanley J. Heath