Patents by Inventor Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser 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: 20210164329
    Abstract: A downhole liner delivery tool includes a housing configured to couple to a tubular work string. The housing includes an interior volume. The tool also includes a liner store enclosed within the interior volume. The liner store is configured to enclose at least a portion of a wellbore liner that includes a flexible membrane. The flexible membrane includes an imbedded epoxy. The tool also includes a hydraulic circulation system arranged in at least a portion of the interior volume and configured to circulate a fluid to expand the wellbore liner from the liner store to an exterior of the housing to contactingly engage a wellbore wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael AFFLECK, Timothy E. MOELLENDICK, Scott Fraser
  • Patent number: 10738536
    Abstract: A rock formation drill bit assembly with electrodes includes a drill bit including a hollow portion that extends along a longitudinal axis of the drill bit. The hollow portion extends from a first end to a second end opposing the first end. Cutters as positioned on the first end. The cutters are configured to cut the rock formation resulting in a rock core protruding from the rock formation into the hollow portion. The rock core includes a circumferential surface. Multiple electrodes are positioned within an inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion. The multiple electrodes are configured to apply electrical discharge across multiple locations on the circumferential surface of the rock core. The electrical discharge causes the rock core to fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Aramco Overseas Company B.V., Geoprober Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Fraser, Ben Bamford
  • Patent number: 10704354
    Abstract: A plug assembly used in a wellbore fracturing process includes an annular housing that is set in the wellbore, and a ball that lands and seats in the housing. The housing and ball form a pressure barrier in the wellbore that isolates one portion of the wellbore from an adjacent portion. Pressurizing the portion of the wellbore isolated by the plug assembly generates fractures in a formation around that portion of the wellbore. The ball is not reactive with wellbore fluid or affected by wellbore conditions. Fluid communication across the plug assembly is reestablished by fracturing or milling the ball within the housing. Wellbore operations are conducted by inserting downhole tools through a bore axially formed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Saad Hamid, Scott Fraser Ashby
  • Publication number: 20200132346
    Abstract: Systems and methods for purging lubricant from a first compressor to a second compressor are provided. A control module receives a lubricant purge command, shuts the second compressor to an OFF-mode while the first compressor remains in the ON-mode, restricts working fluid from an outlet of the second compressor from flowing into the first compressor and allows compressed working fluid discharged from an outlet of the first compressor to flow into the inlet of the second compressor such that lubricant in the second compressor flows into the first compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. SAUNDERS, Kory M. PLACE, James Scott FRASER, Natarajan RAJENDRAN, Jason A. BORN, Daniel J. RICE
  • Patent number: 10634424
    Abstract: A refrigeration system includes first and second compressors and an oil separator. The oil separator includes an inlet for receiving refrigerant and oil from the first compressor, a refrigerant outlet, and an oil outlet. The oil separator separates the oil from the refrigerant. A portion of the oil separator below a horizontal plane intersecting the refrigerant outlet collects separated oil and has a volume equal to a first compressor oil supply. The first compressor oil supply is greater than or equal to 100% and less than or equal to 250% of a first compressor initial oil charge. The first compressor receives oil from the oil outlet when an amount of oil in the portion is less than or equal to the first compressor oil supply. The second compressor receives oil from the refrigerant outlet when the amount of oil in the portion is greater than the first compressor oil supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Saunders, Rajan Rajendran, Scott Fraser
  • Patent number: 10633734
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detection of an analyte in a sample are disclosed. In some embodiments, an optical sensor can include a metallic layer and a plurality of dielectric pillars extending through the metallic layer. A plurality of regions of concentrated light can be supported in proximity to the ends of the plurality of dielectric pillars when a surface of the metallic layer is illuminated. Concentrated light within one or more of these regions can interact with an analyte molecule, allowing for detection of the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sameer Sudhir Walavalkar, Andrew Peter Homyk, William Maxwell Jones, Axel Scherer, Scott Fraser, Thai Viet Truong
  • Publication number: 20190301262
    Abstract: A plug assembly used in a wellbore fracturing process includes an annular housing that is set in the wellbore, and a ball that lands and seats in the housing. The housing and ball form a pressure barrier in the wellbore that isolates one portion of the wellbore from an adjacent portion. Pressurizing the portion of the wellbore isolated by the plug assembly generates fractures in a formation around that portion of the wellbore. The ball is not reactive with wellbore fluid or affected by wellbore conditions. Fluid communication across the plug assembly is reestablished by fracturing or milling the ball within the housing. Wellbore operations are conducted by inserting downhole tools through a bore axially formed in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Saad Hamid, Scott Fraser Ashby
  • Publication number: 20180266182
    Abstract: A rock formation drill bit assembly with electrodes includes a drill bit including a hollow portion that extends along a longitudinal axis of the drill bit. The hollow portion extends from a first end to a second end opposing the first end. Cutters as positioned on the first end. The cutters are configured to cut the rock formation resulting in a rock core protruding from the rock formation into the hollow portion. The rock core includes a circumferential surface. Multiple electrodes are positioned within an inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion. The multiple electrodes are configured to apply electrical discharge across multiple locations on the circumferential surface of the rock core. The electrical discharge causes the rock core to fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicants: Aramco Overseas Company, B.V., Geoprober Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Fraser, Ben Bamford
  • Publication number: 20180195781
    Abstract: A refrigeration system includes first and second compressors and an oil separator. The oil separator includes an inlet for receiving refrigerant and oil from the first compressor, a refrigerant outlet, and an oil outlet. The oil separator separates the oil from the refrigerant. A portion of the oil separator below a horizontal plane intersecting the refrigerant outlet collects separated oil and has a volume equal to a first compressor oil supply. The first compressor oil supply is greater than or equal to 100% and less than or equal to 250% of a first compressor initial oil charge. The first compressor receives oil from the oil outlet when an amount of oil in the portion is less than or equal to the first compressor oil supply. The second compressor receives oil from the refrigerant outlet when the amount of oil in the portion is greater than the first compressor oil supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. SAUNDERS, Rajan RAJENDRAN, Scott FRASER
  • Patent number: 9981671
    Abstract: A railway inspection system for monitoring defects of a rail, including an inspection vehicle configured for traversing the rail, a sensor disposed on the vehicle configured for obtaining rail condition data, a memory disposed on the vehicle and storing previous rail condition data from a previous traversal of the rail, a display device disposed on the vehicle, a processor disposed on the vehicle and a non-transitory computer-readable medium disposed on the vehicle and containing instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause performance of the following steps in real-time as the vehicle traverses the rail, namely obtaining current rail condition data from the sensor, displaying on the display device representative images of the current rail condition data, retrieving the previous rail condition data from the memory, and displaying on the display device representative images of the previous rail condition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NORDCO INC.
    Inventors: Randy Scott Fraser, Patrick Michael Graham, Paul Sanders Underwood
  • Patent number: 9976352
    Abstract: A rock formation drill bit assembly with electrodes includes a drill bit including a hollow portion that extends along a longitudinal axis of the drill bit. The hollow portion extends from a first end to a second end opposing the first end. Cutters as positioned on the first end. The cutters are configured to cut the rock formation resulting in a rock core protruding from the rock formation into the hollow portion. The rock core includes a circumferential surface. Multiple electrodes are positioned within an inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion. The multiple electrodes are configured to apply electrical discharge across multiple locations on the circumferential surface of the rock core. The electrical discharge causes the rock core to fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Scott Fraser, Ben Bamford
  • Publication number: 20170175446
    Abstract: A force stacking assembly for use with an earth boring system that includes a series of actuators that each generate a force, and that are arranged to create a combined force that is cumulative of all of the actuators. The actuators include members that react in response to an applied stimulus, such as from an electrical current or magnetic field. The members are arranged in series in a hollow housing, planar bulkheads are transversely mounted in the housing. Each of the members have an end axially abutting a corresponding bulkhead. Ends of each member distal from it corresponding bulkhead couple to a ram member, that in turn couples to a drill bit. Energizing the members causes each to exert a force against the ram member, which is transferred to the bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicants: Aramco Overseas Company B.V., Geoprober Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Fraser, Ben Bamford
  • Publication number: 20170122939
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detection of an analyte in a sample are disclosed. In some embodiments, an optical sensor can include a metallic layer and a plurality of dielectric pillars extending through the metallic layer. A plurality of regions of concentrated light can be supported in proximity to the ends of the plurality of dielectric pillars when a surface of the metallic layer is illuminated. Concentrated light within one or more of these regions can interact with an analyte molecule, allowing for detection of the analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Sameer Sudhir Walavalkar, Andrew Peter Homyk, William Maxwell Jones, Axel Scherer, Scott Fraser, Thai Viet Truong
  • Publication number: 20170058608
    Abstract: A rock formation drill bit assembly with electrodes includes a drill bit including a hollow portion that extends along a longitudinal axis of the drill bit. The hollow portion extends from a first end to a second end opposing the first end. Cutters as positioned on the first end. The cutters are configured to cut the rock formation resulting in a rock core protruding from the rock formation into the hollow portion. The rock core includes a circumferential surface. Multiple electrodes are positioned within an inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion. The multiple electrodes are configured to apply electrical discharge across multiple locations on the circumferential surface of the rock core. The electrical discharge causes the rock core to fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Fraser, Ben Bamford
  • Patent number: 9544406
    Abstract: In some aspects, a portable electronic device having a slidable upper housing and rear housing movable between an open position and a closed position, and a gain adjustment module. The gain adjustment module reduces the RF energy produced by the portable electronic device when the device is in the open position to ensure that the portable electronic device complies with Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Roberto Gautier, Jay Robert Spoto, Randall Scott Fraser
  • Patent number: 9410887
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detection of an analyte in a sample are disclosed. In some embodiments, an optical sensor can include a metallic layer and a plurality of dielectric pillars extending through the metallic layer. A plurality of regions of concentrated light can be supported in proximity to the ends of the plurality of dielectric pillars when a surface of the metallic layer is illuminated. Concentrated light within one or more of these regions can interact with an analyte molecule, allowing for detection of the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Sameer Sudhir Walavalkar, Andrew Peter Homyk, William Maxwell Jones, Axel Scherer, Scott Fraser, Thai Viet Truong
  • Publication number: 20150289614
    Abstract: A garment carrier for carrying a garment having sleeves is described. The carrier includes a garment support and a sleeve support positionable over the garment support in use to hold the garment between the garment support and sleeve support to maintain a fold in the garment between each shoulder of the garment and a neck region of the garment, so that portions of the sleeves extend from respective shoulders in divergent directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Suitpack Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Scott Fraser
  • Patent number: 9068415
    Abstract: A disconnector drill string has an uphole section and a downhole section coupled together by a disconnection sub, an operative length and an internal fluid conduit that extends along its operative length. The disconnection sub is operable to receive wirelessly a pre-designated command signal, to selectively couple the uphole section and the downhole section together, and to selectively uncouple the uphole section and the downhole section from one another. A method for using the disconnector drill string in a well bore includes the steps of introducing the disconnector drill string into the well bore, transmitting wirelessly the pre-designated command signal to the disconnection sub such that the disconnection sub selectively operates to uncouple the uphole section of the disconnector drill string from the downhole section of the disconnector drill string, and removing the uphole section of the disconnector drill string from the well bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: David Scott Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140284823
    Abstract: An aerator may be inserted into the neck of a wine bottle to aerate the wine as it is poured from the bottle. A cavity created in the distal end of the bottle as the wine is dispensed is vented to aid in high flow rate. The aerator seals against the inside surface of a typical wine bottle, and regulates pressures to create high flow and a high degree of aeration throughout the full dispense cycle of wine from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: SCOTT FRASER
  • Publication number: 20140240338
    Abstract: A device having a glasses mode, and methods therefor are provided. A display of the device is operated in a glasses mode by controlling the display to a first brightness level when the display is in the glasses mode. The display is operated to exit the glasses mode by controlling the display to a second brightness level when the display exits the glasses mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Patino, Randall Scott Fraser