Patents by Inventor Robert Laronga

Robert Laronga 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: 10540758
    Abstract: Image feature alignment is provided. In some implementations, a computer-readable tangible medium includes instructions that direct a processor to access a reference feature point associated with a high contrast region in a first sub-image that is associated with a first section of a borehole. Instructions are also present that direct the processor to identify several candidate feature points in a second sub-image associated with a second section of the borehole adjacent to the first section of the borehole, with each of the candidate feature points being believed to possibly be associated with the high contrast region. Additional instructions are present that direct the processor to prune the candidate feature points using global solution pruning to arrive at a matching candidate feature point in the second sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andriy Gelman, Arnaud Jarrot, Robert Laronga
  • Patent number: 10502858
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, via a processor, data from a plurality of imaging buttons disposed on a downhole tool within a borehole, generating, via the processor, a resistivity image, a permittivity image, a standoff curve, a rugosity index curve, a high-resolution image of a relationship between resistivity and permittivity of a section of a geological formation measured by the downhole tool, or some combination thereof based on the data, characterizing, via the processor, one or more vugs, one or more fractures, or some combination thereof based at least on the resistivity image, the permittivity image, the standoff curve, the rugosity index curve, the high-resolution image of the relationship between resistivity and permittivity, or some combination thereof, and identifying, via the processor, one or more rock types based at least on the high-resolution image of the relationship between resistivity and permittivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tianhua Zhang, Yong-Hua Chen, Robert Laronga
  • Publication number: 20190113643
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of determining at least a property of a material situated behind a casing of a borehole, wherein an image of a imaging parameter of the material, such as acoustic impedance, has been obtained. The method comprising identifying zones of the image corresponding to disturbance zones, based in particular on values of the imaging parameters or other measured parameters, deleting the data of the imaging parameter in each of the disturbance zones, reconstructing for each zone, data of the imaging parameter from the data of imaging parameter at the neighboring zones, and determining at least a property of the material based on the reconstructed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Laronga, Ram Sunder Kalyanraman
  • Publication number: 20170337675
    Abstract: Image feature alignment is provided. In some implementations, a computer-readable tangible medium includes instructions that direct a processor to access a reference feature point associated with a high contrast region in a first sub-image that is associated with a first section of a borehole. Instructions are also present that direct the processor to identify several candidate feature points in a second sub-image associated with a second section of the borehole adjacent to the first section of the borehole, with each of the candidate feature points being believed to possibly be associated with the high contrast region. Additional instructions are present that direct the processor to prune the candidate feature points using global solution pruning to arrive at a matching candidate feature point in the second sub-image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Andriy GELMAN, Arnaud JARROT, Robert LARONGA
  • Publication number: 20170160421
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, via a processor, data from a plurality of imaging buttons disposed on a downhole tool within a borehole, generating, via the processor, a resistivity image, a permittivity image, a standoff curve, a rugosity index curve, a high-resolution image of a relationship between resistivity and permittivity of a section of a geological formation measured by the downhole tool, or some combination thereof based on the data, characterizing, via the processor, one or more vugs, one or more fractures, or some combination thereof based at least on the resistivity image, the permittivity image, the standoff curve, the rugosity index curve, the high-resolution image of the relationship between resistivity and permittivity, or some combination thereof, and identifying, via the processor, one or more rock types based at least on the high-resolution image of the relationship between resistivity and permittivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Tianhua Zhang, Yong-Hua Chen, Robert Laronga