Patents by Inventor Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne 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: 10436004
    Abstract: Methods including isolating a first treatment zone comprising an opening into a subterranean formation. A high-viscosity treatment fluid (HVTF) is introduced through the opening and incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (IIFRSs) are applied to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each IIFRS a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a measured pressure slope. The measured pressure slope is evaluated to determine whether an increasing pressure slope, a stabilizing pressure slope, or a declining pressure slope exists to determine whether and when to apply a subsequent IIFRS. The result is increasing a volume of the dominate fracture due to efficient dominate fracturing with generated back pressure until a first maximum fracturing rate is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Matthew Lewis Lahman, Jesse Clay Hampton, Vladimir Nikolayevich Martysevich, Stephen Byrne Persac
  • Patent number: 10428633
    Abstract: Methods including introducing a first high-viscosity treatment fluid (HVTF) into a subterranean formation through an opening and applying incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (IIFRSs) to the first HVTF to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each IIFRS applied to the first HVTF a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a first HVTF measured pressure slope. Evaluating the first HVTF measured pressure slope prior to applying a subsequent IIFRS to the first HVTF. Introducing a first low-viscosity treatment fluid (LVTF) through the opening to create or enhance a secondary azimuth fracture extending from the dominate fracture, and introducing a low-viscosity diversion fluid pill (LVDF) pill through the opening to create a fluidic seal therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Matthew Lewis Lahman, Jesse Clay Hampton, Vladimir Nikolayevich Martysevich, Stephen Byrne Persac, Shea Nicholas Evans
  • Patent number: 10324158
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a plurality of receivers, a controller and memory storing instructions executable by the controller, the instructions, when executed by the controller causing the controller to receive data of signals received via the receivers as a signal from a transmitter, to segment the received data into a plurality of consecutive segments, to determine if consecutive data segments have changed in a manner indicative of movement of the transmitter and to, based on the determination, determine an angle of arrival of the signal based on data segments that have solely been received before or that have solely been received after a detected change in consecutive data segments indicative of movement of the transmitter or that have been received between two detected changes in consecutive data segments indicative of movement of the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Stephen Wang, Dallan Byrne
  • Publication number: 20190024489
    Abstract: Methods including introducing a first high-viscosity treatment fluid (HVTF) into a subterranean formation through an opening and applying incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (IIFRSs) to the first HVTF to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each IIFRS applied to the first HVTF a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a first HVTF measured pressure slope. Evaluating the first HVTF measured pressure slope prior to applying a subsequent IIFRS to the first HVTF. Introducing a first low-viscosity treatment fluid (LVTF) through the opening to create or enhance a secondary azimuth fracture extending from the dominate fracture, and performing a first net pressure operation after the first LVTF is introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Philip D. NGUYEN, Matthew Lewis LAHMAN, Jesse Clay HAMPTON, Vladimir Nikolayevich MARTYSEVICH, Stephen Byrne PERSAC
  • Publication number: 20180252084
    Abstract: Methods including introducing a first high-viscosity treatment fluid (HVTF) into a subterranean formation through an opening and applying incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (IIFRSs) to the first HVTF to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each IIFRS applied to the first HVTF a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a first HVTF measured pressure slope. Evaluating the first HVTF measured pressure slope prior to applying a subsequent IIFRS to the first HVTF. Introducing a first low-viscosity treatment fluid (LVTF) through the opening to create or enhance a secondary azimuth fracture extending from the dominate fracture, and introducing a low-viscosity diversion fluid pill (LVDF) pill through the opening to create a fluidic seal therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Philip D. NGUYEN, Matthew Lewis LAHMAN, Jesse Clay HAMPTON, Vladimir Nikolayevich MARTSYSEVICH, Stephen Byrne PERSAC, Shea Nicholas EVANS
  • Publication number: 20180245443
    Abstract: Methods including isolating a first treatment zone comprising an opening into a subterranean formation. A high-viscosity treatment fluid (HVTF) is introduced through the opening and incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (IIFRSs) are applied to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each IIFRS a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a measured pressure slope. The measured pressure slope is evaluated to determine whether an increasing pressure slope, a stabilizing pressure slope, or a declining pressure slope exists to determine whether and when to apply a subsequent IIFRS. The result is increasing a volume of the dominate fracture due to efficient dominate fracturing with generated back pressure until a first maximum fracturing rate is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Philip D. NGUYEN, Matthew Lewis LAHMAN, Jesse Clay HAMPTON, Vladimir Nikolayevich MARTYSEVICH, Stephen Byrne PERSAC
  • Publication number: 20180238155
    Abstract: Methods including introducing a high-viscosity treatment fluid into a subterranean formation through an opening and applying incrementally increased fracturing rate steps (IIFRSs) to create or enhance a dominate fracture, wherein between each IIFRS a downhole pressure slope over time will increase, decline, or stabilize at a HVTF measured pressure slope. Further evaluating the HVTF measured pressure slope prior to applying a subsequent IIFRS. Performing a particulate sequence transport operation with a first, second, and third low-viscosity treatment fluid (LVTF), wherein the LVTFs collectively create or enhance at least one near-wellbore secondary azimuth fracture and at least one far-field secondary azimuth fracture extending from the dominate fracture, and further propping the dominate fracture, near-wellbore, and far-field secondary azimuth fractures with the particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Philip D. NGUYEN, Matthew Lewis LAHMAN, Jesse Clay HAMPTON, Vladimir Nikolayevich MARTYSEVICH, Stephen Byrne PERSAC
  • Patent number: 9987852
    Abstract: In one example a replaceable tri-color ink cartridge housing includes three chambers for different colors ink. In a further example, a headland may have three parallel ink slots having a length of at least 14.4 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aidan O'Reilly, Mark Walsh, Garry Rooney, Tommy O'Connor, John Oliver, Brendan Hall, Willie Sheehan, Stephen Byrne, Michael Dineen
  • Patent number: 9958572
    Abstract: A multi-layer composite synthetic test bed may be used to model fracture propagation and fracture networks. For example, a fracturing fluid may be introduced into a multi-layer composite synthetic test bed at a pressure and a flow rate sufficient to create a fracture network therein. Then, the fracture network may be analyzed to produce synthetic fracture data, which may be used in a fracture model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Andy Cheng Chang, Syed Muhammad Farrukh Hamza, Matthew Lewis Lahman, Jesse Clay Hampton, Ruixiang Gu, Stephen Byrne Persac
  • Patent number: 9815290
    Abstract: A replaceable tri-color ink cartridge, comprising three chambers for different colors ink; a headland having headland slots each fluidically connected to a respective chamber; and a printhead die attached to the headland, the die including (i) nozzle arrays having a length of at least 14.3 millimeters, and (ii) feed slots that fluidically connect the headland slots to the respective nozzle arrays, wherein each headland slot is longer than the corresponding feed slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aidan O'Reilly, Mark Walsh, Garry Rooney, Tommy O'Connor, John Oliver, Brendan Hall, Willie Sheehan, Stephen Byrne, Michael Dineen
  • Publication number: 20160332454
    Abstract: In one example a replaceable tri-color ink cartridge housing includes three chambers for different colors ink. In a further example, a headland may have three parallel ink slots having a length of at least 14.4 millimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aidan O'REILLY, Mark WALSH, Garry ROONEY, Tommy O'CONNOR, John OLIVER, Brendan HALL, Willie SHEEHAN, Stephen BYRNE, Michael DINEEN
  • Publication number: 20160332453
    Abstract: A replaceable tri-color ink cartridge, comprising three chambers for different colors ink; a headland having headland slots each fluidically connected to a respective chamber; and a printhead die attached to the headland, the die including (i) nozzle arrays having a length of at least 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aidan O'REILLY, Mark WALSH, Garry ROONEY, Tommy O'CONNOR, John OLIVER, Brendan HALL, Willie SHEEHAN, Stephen BYRNE, Michael DINEEN
  • Publication number: 20160291202
    Abstract: A multi-layer composite synthetic test bed may be used to model fracture propagation and fracture networks. For example, a fracturing fluid may be introduced into a multi-layer composite synthetic test bed at a pressure and a flow rate sufficient to create a fracture network therein. Then, the fracture network may be analyzed to produce synthetic fracture data, which may be used in a fracture model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Cheng Chang, Syed Muhammad Farrukh Hamza, Matthew Lewis Lahman, Jesse Clay Hampton, Ruixiang Gu, Stephen Byrne Persac
  • Publication number: 20130262145
    Abstract: This invention relates to a prescription decision support system of the type comprising a set of variables and domains, a first constraint base comprising a plurality of logical statements, an Assess algorithm module and a Consistent algorithm module. The logical statements of the first constraint base specify the combination of disease states and treatments that are present that should not occur in a prescription. The prescription decision support system further comprises a second constraint base comprising a plurality of logical statements, the logical statements specifying the combination of disease states and treatments, which treatments should be present in the prescription. By providing such a system, it is possible for the prescription decision to reason about complex relationships including the presence or absence of treatments, or dosages, or the presence or absence of disease states. Furthermore, the system is responsive to the specific nature of the patient's case history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Ken Brown, Stephen Byrne, Denis O'Mahony, Cormac Sreenan, Cristin Ryan, Sean Og Murphy
  • Publication number: 20110234402
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transmitting and receiving system that provides an audible alert, inside the home, that mail has been left in an outside box. The transmitter is an electronic unit featuring a frequency generator, amplifier, internal antenna, and the required electrical and electronic components and circuitry encased within a durable plastic housing. Also enclosed within the plastic housing, a battery source is used to power the unit. This transmitter is wired into the flag of the mailbox, and activated as soon as the flag is raised. Rectangular in shape and containing intricate components, the receiver, which is kept inside the home, consists of a tuned frequency, receiver circuit, replaceable silver oxide battery, such as the type common to wristwatches, and a speaker, all enclosed within a sturdy, plastic housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen Byrne
  • Patent number: 7346565
    Abstract: Methods and systems for usage based billing are described. In one aspect, a method for operating a computer to facilitate the transmission, receipt and validation of meter data is described. An exemplary embodiment of the method includes the steps of transmitting meter data related to equipment usage, receiving the meter data and applying validation rules to the meter data, and generating an error report identifying meter data that violates at least one of the validation rules. The error report is exchanged with the dealer, for example via the Internet, to ensure accurate and correct data is used in generated invoices. The data correction is an iterative electronic process to facilitate timely and accurate invoicing. In another aspect, a method for operating a computer to facilitate the issuance of invoices and reconciling open payables records is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Capital Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Byrne, Tony Van de Riet, Pam Weber, Kevin Divine, Kathy Focazio, Lauren Noble
  • Publication number: 20020143716
    Abstract: Methods and systems for usage based billing are described. In one aspect, a method for operating a computer to facilitate the transmission, receipt and validation of meter data is described. An exemplary embodiment of the method includes the steps of transmitting meter data related to equipment usage, receiving the meter data and applying validation rules to the meter data, and generating an error report identifying meter data that violates at least one of the validation rules. The error report is exchanged with the dealer, for example via the Internet, to ensure accurate and correct data is used in generated invoices. The data correction is an iterative electronic process to facilitate timely and accurate invoicing. In another aspect, a method for operating a computer to facilitate the issuance of invoices and reconciling open payables records is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Stephen A. Byrne, Tony Van de Riet, Pam Weber, Kevin Divine, Kathy Focazio, Lauren Noble
  • Patent number: 5416880
    Abstract: The use of an ethylenically-terminated urethane oligomer for the provision of a radiation-cured coating material of an optical fiber, the urethane oligomer being derived from reactants which include a hydroxyl-terminated polyester polyol having dimer acid residues in its structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Zeneca Limited
    Inventors: Martin R. Edwards, Julie A. Waller, Stephen Byrne
  • Patent number: D741403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aidan O'Reilly, John Oliver, Brendan Hall, Michael Dineen, Stephen Byrne, John Mulrennan, Garry Rooney