Patents by Inventor Richard Meehan

Richard Meehan 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: 20200370409
    Abstract: A method can include receiving sensor data during drilling of a portion of a borehole in a geologic environment; determining a drilling mode from a plurality of drilling modes using a trained neural network and at least a portion of the sensor data; and issuing a control instruction for drilling an additional portion of the borehole using the determined drilling mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yingwei Yu, Velizar Vesselinov, Richard Meehan, Qiuhua Liu, Wei Chen, Minh Trang Chau, Yuelin Shen, Sylvain Chambon
  • Patent number: 10626714
    Abstract: A method can include receiving at least one metric; analyzing options associated with implementation of at least a portion of a well plan with respect to the at least one metric; implementing one of the options; receiving information via a wellsite system during implementation of the one of the options; adjusting the one of the options based at least in part on the information to provide an adjusted option; and implementing the adjusted option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Foubert, Richard Meehan, Jean-Pierre Poyet, Gokturk Tunc
  • Publication number: 20190219691
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to controlling one or more vehicle systems based on a determined weather condition. In some embodiments, a radar system can be mounted on a vehicle and can collect weather data by receiving electromagnetic signals. A weather condition can be determined based on the collected weather data, and a vehicle system can be controlled based on the determined weather condition, such as vehicle lighting, windscreen wipers, or cruise control. In some embodiments, weather conditions can include fog, sleet, or smog. The weather condition can be determined by analyzing scattered reflections from incident microwaves and/or radio waves to determine a level of attenuation of the scattered electromagnetic energy indicative of a presence or absence of particles. A map can be displayed displaying the weather condition and controlling vehicle navigation systems. The collected weather data can be compared with data from a LiDAR or camera system for reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Meehan, Brian O'Mara, Paulo Ricardo Voiola Roque, Tai Quoc Duong, Wenmei Wang, Michael John Lambe, Piyush Sharma, Pierce Michael Anthony McEvoy, Richard Donal Mackey, Jiri Holas
  • Publication number: 20190145239
    Abstract: A method can include receiving channels of data from equipment responsive to operation of the equipment in an environment where the equipment and environment form a dynamic system; defining a particle filter that localizes a time window with respect to the channels of data; applying the particle filter at least in part by weighting particles of the particle filter using the channels of data, where each of the particles represents a corresponding time window; and selecting one of the particles according to its weight as being the time window of an operational state of the dynamic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yingwei Yu, Qiuhua Liu, Richard Meehan, Sylvain Chambon, Mohammad Hamzah
  • Publication number: 20180094517
    Abstract: A method can include receiving at least one metric; analyzing options associated with implementation of at least a portion of a well plan with respect to the at least one metric; implementing one of the options; receiving information via a wellsite system during implementation of the one of the options; adjusting the one of the options based at least in part on the information to provide an adjusted option; and implementing the adjusted option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Benoit Foubert, Richard Meehan, Jean-Pierre Poyet, Gokturk Tunc
  • Patent number: 8360314
    Abstract: Systems and methods of distributing, dispensing and validating game tickets provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDS). Game ticket consumables may also be tracked with RFIDS. Ticket data such as game numbers, void if removed numbers, theme descriptions, place styles, price points and player account information can be stored to a memory of a game ticket, where the ticket is capable of transmitting the ticket data as an RF signal. Approaches also provide for the use of RFIDS in game sponsor/ticket printer facilities, ticket warehouse facilities and ticket destruction facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Gtech Rhode Island Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Meehan, Stephen Carney, Jennifer Seymour, Craig Fitzgerald, Richard Finocchio
  • Publication number: 20120031970
    Abstract: Systems and methods of distributing, dispensing and validating game tickets provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDS). Game ticket consumables may also be tracked with RFIDS. Ticket data such as game numbers, void if removed numbers, theme descriptions, place styles, price points and player account information can be stored to a memory of a game ticket, where the ticket is capable of transmitting the ticket data as an RF signal. Approaches also provide for the use of RFIDS in game sponsor/ticket printer facilities, ticket warehouse facilities and ticket destruction facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Meehan, Stephen Carney, Jennifer Seymour, Craig Fitzgerald, Richard Finocchio
  • Patent number: 8028904
    Abstract: Systems and methods of distributing, dispensing and validating game tickets provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDS). Game ticket consumables may also be tracked with RFIDS. Ticket data such as game numbers, void if removed numbers, theme descriptions, place styles, price points and player account information can be stored to a memory of a game ticket, where the ticket is capable of transmitting the ticket data as an RF signal. Approaches also provide for the use of RFIDS in game sponsor/ticket printer facilities, ticket warehouse facilities and ticket destruction facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Gtech Rhode Island Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Meehan, Stephen Carney, Jennifer Seymour, Craig Fitzgerald, Richard Finocchio
  • Patent number: 7938322
    Abstract: Game ticketing systems and methods provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDs). Game tickets such as instant lottery tickets include a substrate having game data and a removable mask covering the game data. A transponder is coupled to the substrate where the transponder stores a ticket RFID that defines a validation code of the game ticket. Game tickets can therefore be dispensed to consumers, validated and tracked using the ticket RFIDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Meehan
  • Patent number: 7895220
    Abstract: Middleware services link multiple data sources to multiple software applications. In one implementation, the middleware receives data requests from different applications, each request including a set of data descriptions that specify which type of data is sought from multiple real-time data sources. The middleware adapts the requests from different types of applications, and the different data available from different real-time data sources, for compatibility with a single common user interface. A user can select which real-time data to map to the common user interface, while each application may request data through a different set of data descriptions. Adapters convert data formats and communication protocols of real-time data from multiple data sources for compatibility with a given requesting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Francine Evans, Richard Meehan, Eric Klumpen, Ming Niu, Clinton Chapman, Mathieu Will
  • Patent number: 7845429
    Abstract: A solution for determining a neutral point of a drillstring in drilling a borehole is disclosed. The solution includes receiving depth-time log data for drilling the borehole with the drillstring, the depth-time log data including data related to a torque and drag factor and data related to a hydraulic factor; and determining the neutral point of the drillstring at a time point during the drilling based on the torque and drag factor and the hydraulic factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Guidry, XiaoYan Shi, Richard Meehan, Joseph Fang, Li Lan
  • Patent number: 7637321
    Abstract: A downhole tool is provided including apparatus for unsticking the tool from the wall or a borehole. The tool may include a housing defining a longitudinal axis and a sleeve coupled to the housing and mounted for rotation relative to the housing, the sleeve having an exterior surface including at least one projection extending radially outwardly with respect to the longitudinal axis. A transmission mechanism may be coupled to and adapted to rotate the sleeve, and a motor may be coupled to the transmission mechanism. A method for unsticking the downhole tool by rotating a sleeve is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander F. Zazovsky, Richard Meehan, Bunker M. Hill
  • Publication number: 20090236417
    Abstract: Systems and methods of distributing, dispensing and validating game tickets provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDS). Game ticket consumables may also be tracked with RFIDS. Ticket data such as game numbers, void if removed numbers, theme descriptions, place styles, price points and player account information can be stored to a memory of a game ticket, where the ticket is capable of transmitting the ticket data as an RF signal. Approaches also provide for the use of RFIDS in game sponsor/ticket printer facilities, ticket warehouse facilities and ticket destruction facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: RICHARD MEEHAN, STEPHEN CARNEY, JENNIFER SEYMOUR, CRAIG FITZGERALD, RICHARD FINOCCHIO
  • Publication number: 20090206156
    Abstract: Game ticketing systems and methods provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDs). Game tickets such as instant lottery tickets include a substrate having game data and a removable mask covering the game data. A transponder is coupled to the substrate where the transponder stores a ticket RFID that defines a validation code of the game ticket. Game tickets can therefore be dispensed to consumers, validated and tracked using the ticket RFIDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: GTECH RHODE ISLAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard MEEHAN
  • Publication number: 20090159333
    Abstract: A solution for determining a neutral point of a drillstring in drilling a borehole is disclosed. A method may comprise: receiving depth-time log data for drilling the borehole with the drillstring, the depth-time log data including data related to a torque and drag factor and data related to a hydraulic factor; and determining the neutral point of the drillstring at a time point during the drilling based on the torque and drag factor and the hydraulic factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Guidry, XiaoYan Shi, Richard Meehan, Joseph Fang, Li Lan
  • Patent number: 7540413
    Abstract: Systems and methods of distributing, dispensing and validating game tickets provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDS). Game ticket consumables may also be tracked with RFIDS. Ticket data such as game numbers, void if removed numbers, theme descriptions, place styles, price points and player account information can be stored to a memory of a game ticket, where the ticket is capable of transmitting the ticket data as an RF signal. Approaches also provide for the use of RFIDS in game sponsor/ticket printer facilities, ticket warehouse facilities and ticket destruction facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Gtech Rhode Island Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Meehan, Stephen Carney, Jennifer Seymour, Craig Fitzgerald, Richard Finocchio
  • Patent number: 7526930
    Abstract: A method of determining a particular value on a display, comprises the steps of: moving a time log relative to a time line until the time line identifies a selected time on the time log; moving a plurality of values on the display in synchronism with the moving of the time log relative to the time line; and identifying one of the plurality of values on the display when the time line identifies the selected time on the time log, the one of the plurality of values on the display representing the particular value. The particular value on the display comprises a depth on a depth log representing a depth of a drill bit in a borehole. The depth log moves in synchronism with a movement of the time log when the time log moves relative to the time line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Guidry, Mbaga Louis Ahorukomeye, Vincent Bricout, Richard Meehan, Jim Belaskie, Clinton Chapman, Joseph Fang, John James, Amr Khairy Mohamed Ahmed Essawi
  • Patent number: 7523861
    Abstract: Game ticketing systems and methods provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDs). Game tickets such as instant lottery tickets include a substrate having game data and a removable mask covering the game data. A transponder is coupled to the substrate where the transponder stores a ticket RFID that defines a validation code of the game ticket. Game tickets can therefore be dispensed to consumers, validated and tracked using the ticket RFIDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: GTECH Rhode Island Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Meehan
  • Patent number: 7468048
    Abstract: A joint aspirate-facilitating device is provided including a flexible main panel that is secured to the joint to be aspirated. An inflatable bladder is secured to the main panel and is placed in contact with the soft tissues overlying and surrounding the joint space. The bladder is used to apply pressure to selected areas of the joint to compress the fluid sacs in the joint. An access opening is formed in the main panel designating the location where joint fluid is to be aspirated. The joint fluid is directed to flow to the area of the joint exposed at the access opening based on the shape of the bladder that compresses surrounding areas of the fluid sacs. A conventional hand pump may pressurize the bladder or the bladder may be filled with a viscous gel material to generate pressure. Multiple access openings may be formed on the main panel designating locations where aspiration is to be conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: National Jewish Health
    Inventor: Richard Meehan
  • Publication number: 20080308279
    Abstract: A downhole tool is provided including apparatus for unsticking the tool from the wall or a borehole. The tool may include a housing defining a longitudinal axis and a sleeve coupled to the housing and mounted for rotation relative to the housing, the sleeve having an exterior surface including at least one projection extending radially outwardly with respect to the longitudinal axis. A transmission mechanism may be coupled to and adapted to rotate the sleeve, and a motor may be coupled to the transmission mechanism. A method for unsticking the downhole tool by rotating a sleeve is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander F. Zazovsky, Richard Meehan, Bunker M. Hill