Patents by Inventor Robert Albers

Robert Albers 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: 10208572
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are presented for perforating a subterranean formation so as to establish fluid communication between the formation and a wellbore by perforating a tubular with a mechanical perforator. The mechanical perforator comprises a perforator housing, a mandrel slidably positioned within the perforator housing, and at least one penetrator outwardly extendable from the perforator housing. When shifted axially the mandrel causes at least a portion of the at least one penetrator to extend outwardly from the perforator housing to perforate the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Cook, Robert Albers
  • Patent number: 9596845
    Abstract: Formulations in water suspension of microcapsules based on 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate (IPBC) comprising (parts by weight): (a) 10-60 parts of polymeric microcapsules comprising inside them IPBC and a synergizing agent formed of one or more alkylbenzenes having a number of carbon atoms from 9 to 20; (2) 1-5 parts of one or more dispersants; (3) 1-20 parts of one or more excipients selected from thickeners, antifoam, antifreeze, in can preservative agents; (4) water to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sipcam S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Bernardini, Francesca Borgo, Edoardo Russo, Luigi Capuzzi, Robert Alber
  • Publication number: 20160215596
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are presented for perforating a subterranean formation so as to establish fluid communication between the formation and a wellbore by perforating a tubular with a mechanical perforator. The mechanical perforator comprises a perforator housing, a mandrel slidably positioned within the perforator housing, and at least one penetrator outwardly extendable from the perforator housing. When shifted axially the mandrel causes at least a portion of the at least one penetrator to extend outwardly from the perforator housing to perforate the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Cook, Robert Albers
  • Publication number: 20120207844
    Abstract: Formulations in water suspension of microcapsules based on 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate (IPBC) comprising (parts by weight): (a) 10-60 parts of polymeric microcapsules comprising inside them IPBC and a synergizing agent formed of one or more alkylbenzenes having a number of carbon atoms from 9 to 20; (2) 1-5 parts of one or more dispersants; (3) 1-20 parts of one or more excipients selected from thickeners, antifoam, antifreeze, in can preservative agents; (4) water to 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SIPCAM S.P.A.
    Inventors: MARCO BERNARDINI, FRANCESCA BORGO, EDOARDO RUSSO, LUIGI CAPUZZI, ROBERT ALBER
  • Publication number: 20080206295
    Abstract: Formulations in water suspension of microcapsules based on 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate (IPBC) comprising (parts by weight): (a) 10-60 parts of polymeric microcapsules comprising inside them IPBC and a synergizing agent formed of one or more alkylbenzenes having a number of carbon atoms from 9 to 20: (2) 1-5 parts of one or more dispersants; (3) 1-20 parts of one or more excipients selected from thickeners, antifoam, antifreeze, in can preservative agents; (4) water to 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Marco Bernardini, Francesca Borgo, Edoardo Russo, Luigi Capuzzi, Robert Alber
  • Publication number: 20070266192
    Abstract: Information is obtained from a module received in a slot in a chassis. The information includes a number of ports in one or more module connectors which route at least one communication channel associated with a communication interfaces on the module. A determination is made as to the number of ports the slot has a capability to route the at least one communication channel to one or more backplanes in the chassis and to another module received in another slot in the chassis. A given number of ports in the one or more module connectors are enabled to forward data from the communication interface on the module and through the at least one communication channel to the other module based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Edoardo Campini, Douglas Bogia, Robert Albers
  • Publication number: 20070238326
    Abstract: A chassis includes a plurality of slots to receive modules. The chassis further includes a first backplane to couple to modules that are received in the plurality of slots. The modules are to couple to the first backplane via a first communication interface on each module. The chassis also includes a second backplane to couple to at least a subset of the modules via a second communication interface on each of the subset of modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Hassan Fallah-Adl, Edoardo Campini, Robert Albers
  • Publication number: 20070230862
    Abstract: A chassis includes a plurality of slots to receive modules. The chassis includes an electrical backplane to couple to a module received in a first slot of the plurality of slots. The module to couple via a first communication interface on the module. An optical backplane is also included in the chassis. The optical backplane is to couple to the modules via a second communication interface on the module. The optical backplane is to couple to the second interface on the module via at least one interconnect through an opening in the electrical backplane. The interconnect configured to couple a fabric interface associated with the second communication interface to a communication channel routed over the optical backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Albers, Edoardo Campini, Hassan Fallah-Adl
  • Publication number: 20070140839
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine thermal control apparatus includes at least one annular spray tube having spray holes oriented to impinge thermal control air onto a fillet between an outer casing and a forward thermal control ring and, in a more particular embodiment, into a center of the fillet. The apparatus may include an annular segmented stator shroud attached to the outer casing and circumscribing radial outer blade tips of turbine blades of a turbine rotor. A thermal air distribution manifold encircling a portion of the outer casing includes an annular supply tube connected in fluid supply relationship to plenums of header assemblies. The annular spray tube is connected to at least one of the plenums and may be elongated radially inwardly and axially. Baffles attached to radially outwardly facing surfaces of the panels may be contoured to form exhaust passages having exhaust passage inlets and outlets between the baffles and the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Bucaro, Rafael Ruiz, Robert Albers, Scott Estridge, Roger Wartner
  • Publication number: 20070034743
    Abstract: A single pane window for use in a jet aircraft. The single pane window includes a plurality of metal sheets. A fiber reinforced resin at least partially surrounds the plurality of metal sheets. The fiber reinforced resin is transparent. A cutout is formed within each of the plurality of metal sheets, with the cutout being filled by the transparent resin during the manufacturing process. The cutout forms an optically transparent window portion of the single pane window. The single pane window is lightweight and strong enough to form a load bearing portion of a fuselage of a commercial aircraft into which it is incorporated, and also does not require the bulky and heavy frame structure that has traditionally been required on window structures of jet aircraft. The single pane window also enables even larger windows to be incorporated on aircraft without increasing the weight or cost associated with such windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Albers, Paul Nordman
  • Publication number: 20060165518
    Abstract: A turbine engine stator assembly in juxtaposition across a radial gap with a rotary blading assembly includes a radially movable shroud and a gap control member made of at least one shape memory alloy (SMA). The SMA is selected and preconditioned to deform pre-selected amounts to change the radial length of the gap during engine operation responsive to temperature about the SMA. A fluid flow means delivers fluid to the SMA at pre-selected temperatures during engine operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Albers, Rafael Ruiz, Marcia Boyle, Christopher Glynn
  • Publication number: 20060120890
    Abstract: A drive system for a fluid flow device including a transmission member (e.g., a drive belt or the like) coupled to a drive motor and a fluid flow device such that the transmission member can be readily loosened without the use of extra tooling such as lifting jacks, sliding plates, or other lifting devices. In some embodiments, a drive belt may be removed from the fluid flow system by shifting the position of the drive motor relative to the fluid flow device through application of manual force from a user's hand. The drive system includes a drive motor mounted on a mounting platform that is pivotably coupled about a longitudinal axis to a base. At least a portion of the drive motor is disposed above the longitudinal axis of the mounting platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: David Moorhouse, Robert Albers
  • Publication number: 20060120860
    Abstract: A method enables a gas turbine engine to be assembled. The method comprises coupling a rotor assembly including a plurality of circumferentially-spaced rotor blades downstream from, and in flow communication with, a compressor, coupling a casing assembly circumferentially around the rotor assembly such that a clearance is defined between an inner shroud surface of the casing assembly and the rotor blade tips, and coupling a clearance control system to the casing assembly to facilitate maintaining the clearance between the casing assembly and the rotor blade tips, wherein at least a portion of an external surface of the clearance control system is formed with a textured pattern that facilitates increasing the clearance control closure capability during engine operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Zhifeng Dong, Michael Epstein, Glen Royal, Robert Albers
  • Publication number: 20060108059
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a laminated composite body including a metal foil and a plurality of fiber plies. The method includes perforating a sheet of metal foil, stacking the perforated metal foil sheet and the plurality of fiber plies in face to face relation in a predetermined order and orientation, and infusing resin into the stacked sheet and plies so that resin flows through the perforations in the metal foil sheet and intersperses between the plurality of fiber plies to form the laminated composite body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Andrew Modin, Robert Hawkins, Robert Albers, Jack Woods
  • Publication number: 20060042266
    Abstract: A method of operating a gas turbine engine is provided. The gas turbine engine includes at least one engine casing and at least one rotor assembly. The method includes directing airflow through a supply pipe and into a heat exchanger, lowering the temperature of the airflow in the heat exchanger, and directing the cooled airflow into the engine casing to cool the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Albers, Rafael Ruiz, Marcia Boyle, Christopher Glynn
  • Publication number: 20050265849
    Abstract: An annular blade retention plate for axially retaining rotor blades within slots of a rotor disk. The plate includes an annular plate web extending radially outwardly from a radially inner plate hub to a plate rim and an annular radially outwardly open outer channel in a radially outwardly facing outer surface of the rim. A sealing ring is received within the outer channel and the sealing ring has axial rectangularly shaped cross-sections. An annular axially forwardly open inner channel in an annular ridge on a forward plate face of the plate web has an annular seal wire received therein. In a rotor assembly having a rotor disk supporting a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart rotor blades mounted in corresponding axially extending slots and the plate mounted to the rotor disk the sealing ring is in sealing engagement with radially inwardly facing surfaces of blade platforms of the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Melvin Bobo, Lawrence Plemmons, Maureen Normoyle, Robert Albers, William Herron, Beatrice Bobo, Helen Plemmons
  • Publication number: 20050149274
    Abstract: A system for controlling blade tip clearance in a turbine. The system includes a stator including a shroud having a plurality of shroud segments and a rotor including a blade rotatable within the shroud. An actuator assembly is positioned radially around the shroud and includes a plurality of actuators. A sensor senses a turbine parameter and generates a sensor signal representative of the turbine parameter. A modeling module generates a tip clearance prediction in response to turbine cycle parameters. A controller receives the sensor signal and the tip clearance prediction and generates at least one command signal. The actuators include at least one actuator receiving the command signal and adjusts a position of at least one of the shroud segments in response to the command signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Finnigan, Mullahalli Srinivas, Robert Albers, Guy DeLeonardo
  • Publication number: 20050053765
    Abstract: A transparent skin panel for use in a mobile platform having a plurality of metal sheets. A fiber reinforced resin at least partially surrounds the plurality of metal sheets. The fiber reinforced resin is transparent. A cutout is formed within each of the plurality of metal sheets, which is filled by the transparent resin during the manufacturing process. The cutout corresponds to a window in the transparent skin panel. The transparent skin panel thus eliminates the need for a bulky and heavy frame structure that has traditionally been employed on aircraft, and which has heretofore limited the size of windows used on an aircraft. The present invention thus enables larger windows to be incorporated on aircraft without increasing the weight or cost associated with such windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Albers, Paul Nordman
  • Publication number: 20050048260
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a laminated composite body including a metal foil and a plurality of fiber plies. The method includes perforating a sheet of metal foil, stacking the perforated metal foil sheet and the plurality of fiber plies in face to face relation in a predetermined order and orientation, and infusing resin into the stacked sheet and plies so that resin flows through the perforations in the metal foil sheet and intersperses between the plurality of fiber plies to form the laminated composite body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Andrew Modin, Robert Hawkins, Robert Albers, Jack Woods
  • Patent number: 5128898
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting the orientation of downhole geophones are provided. A gamma ray source is secured to a casing enclosing a geophone such that the location of the gamma ray source with respect to the orientation of a geophone is known. The geophone is secured to tubing such that the orientation of the geophone with respect to the tubing is known. The tubing, with attached geophone, is secured downhole. A gamma ray logging tool is run the length of the tubing. The orientation of the downhole geophone is determined from the gamma ray log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Halliburton Geophysical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Britt Hill, Hanna Khalil, Robert Albers