Patents by Inventor S. SHERRY ZHU

S. SHERRY ZHU 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: 20210363328
    Abstract: A polymer composite formed from an epoxy based polymer and an amino-graphene. The epoxy based polymer forms a polymer matrix and the amino graphene is dispersed throughout the polymer matrix. Further, a graphene is functionalized with 3,5-dinitrophenyl groups to form functionalized graphene and one or more amine functional groups form Meisenheimer complexes with the functionalized graphene to form the amino-graphene. An associated method of making the polymer composite is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Haleema A. Alamri, Timothy Manning Swager, Aziz Fihri, Ihsan Altaie, S. Sherry Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200377787
    Abstract: A method and compounds for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) including flooding of a mixture of water and one or more of the compounds in a geological formation. The compounds have a fluoroalkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: S. Sherry Zhu, Ayrat Gizzatov, Marta Antoniv
  • Publication number: 20200377626
    Abstract: A system and method for flow synthesis of polymer nanoparticles in a continuous flow reactor having a channel. The polymer nanoparticles are synthesized from monomer in the presence of an initiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Hooisweng Ow, Marta Antoniv, S. Sherry Zhu, Martin E. Poitzsch
  • Patent number: 9617462
    Abstract: In general, the current application relates to degradable composite and blend materials that have accelerated degradation in water in low temperature conditions, and their various industrial, medical and consumer product uses. In some embodiments, the degradable composite composition comprises a degradable polymer mixed with discrete particles of a filler that acts to accelerate the degradation of the degradable polymer. Such materials degrade in 60 C water in less than 30 days, <14 days, and even <7 days. Various materials are provided that can degrade equally fast at lower temperatures, such as 50 C, or even 40 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tashiro, S. Sherry Zhu, Huilin Tu, Sudeep Maheshwari
  • Publication number: 20140374106
    Abstract: In general, the current disclosure relates to multicomponent fibers that have accelerated degradation in water in low temperature conditions, and their various industrial, medical and consumer product uses. Such materials are especially useful for uses in subterranean wells in oil and gas production. In some embodiments, the compositions of materials have accelerated degradation even at Ultra Low Temperature (“ULT”) (?60° C.) in subterranean formations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: S. Sherry Zhu, Huilin Tu, Vadim Kamil'evich Khlestkin, Miranda Amarante
  • Publication number: 20140360728
    Abstract: In general, the current application relates to degradable composite and blend materials that have accelerated degradation in water in low temperature conditions, and their various industrial, medical and consumer product uses. In some embodiments, the degradable composite composition comprises a degradable polymer mixed with discrete particles of a filler that acts to accelerate the degradation of the degradable polymer. Such materials degrade in 60 C water in less than 30 days, <14 days, and even <7 days. Various materials are provided that can degrade equally fast at lower temperatures, such as 50 C, or even 40 C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tashiro, S. Sherry Zhu, Huilin Tu, Sudeep Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 8783349
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a sand screen apparatus for use in a well that intersects a hydrocarbon formation. The sand screen apparatus comprises a composite, the composite having a compressed state and an expanded state. In embodiments, the composite comprises a base polymer and one or a plurality of reactive fillers where the reactive fillers react with the base polymer in the expanded state after exposure to a first trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumber Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Agathe Robisson, Francois M. Auzerais, Sudeep Maheshwari, Partha Ganguly, S. Sherry Zhu
  • Publication number: 20130292117
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a sand screen apparatus for use in a well that intersects a hydrocarbon formation. The sand screen apparatus comprises a composite, the composite having a compressed state and an expanded state. In embodiments, the composite comprises a base polymer and one or a plurality of reactive fillers where the reactive fillers react with the base polymer in the expanded state after exposure to a first trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: AGATHE ROBISSON, FRANCOIS M. AUZERAIS, SUDEEP MAHESHWARI, PARTHA GANGULY, S. SHERRY ZHU