Patents by Inventor Tancredi Botto

Tancredi Botto 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: 20220120931
    Abstract: An NMR well logging tool is provided that includes a sensor and associated electronic circuitry. The sensor includes an array of RF antenna elements. The electronic circuitry includes at least one low-power integrated circuit and a plurality of high-power modules corresponding the RF antenna elements of the array. Each high-power module is coupled to a corresponding RF antenna element of the array and includes an RF amplifier that is configured to amplify RF pulses generated by the at least one low-power integrated circuit and supplied thereto for transmission by the corresponding antenna element. In embodiments, the RF amplifier of each high-power module can include an H-bridge circuit or other suitable RF amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Yi-Qiao Song, Yiqiao Tang, Shin Utsuzawa, Tancredi Botto, Irfan Bulu, Martin Hurlimann
  • Publication number: 20210156810
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to monitoring and assessing the mechanical stability and fluid accumulation in natural or man-made slopes comprising primarily of unconsolidated material, such as embankments, dams, roads, waste dumps, as well as man-made heaps of bulk materials that may occur in the stockpiling of grains, gravel, stones, sand, coal, cement, fly ash, salts, chemicals, clays, crushed limestone as well as heaps of mining ores, including crushed, milled and/or agglomerated ore, and run-of-mine materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Tancredi Botto, Ricardo Repenning, Francisco Arrau
  • Publication number: 20190244737
    Abstract: Magnet design is provided. A method customizes a magnetic field uniformity of a magnet by introducing one or more gaps between pieces of the magnet assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yiqiao Tang, Irfan Bulu, Yi-Qiao Song, Mark Flaum, Tancredi Botto, Shin Utsuzawa
  • Patent number: 9671520
    Abstract: A dielectric loaded accelerator for accelerating charged particles, such as electrons, ions and/or protons, is described herein. The dielectric loaded accelerator accelerates charged particles along a longitudinal axis and towards an outlet of the accelerator. The dielectric loaded accelerator accelerates the charged particles using oscillating electromagnetic fields that propagate within the accelerator according to an electromagnetic mode. The dielectric loaded accelerator described herein includes an electromagnetic mode with a phase velocity that increases towards the outlet of the accelerator and matches a velocity of the charged particles being accelerated along the longitudinal axis of the accelerator. By matching the phase velocity of the oscillating electromagnetic fields to the velocity of the charged particles, the accelerator reduces phase slippage between the fields and the charged particles and, therefore, efficiently accelerates charged particle towards the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: Euclid Techlabs, LLC, Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tancredi Botto, Benjamin Levitt, Chunguang Jing, Sergey Antipov, Alexei Kanareykin
  • Patent number: 9392681
    Abstract: Borehole tools and methods for analyzing earth formations are disclosed herein. An example borehole tool disclosed herein includes an RF particle accelerator. The particle accelerator includes an accelerator waveguide for accelerating electrons. The borehole tool also includes a power amplification circuit that is based on a wide bandgap semiconductor material, such as a combination of gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN). The power amplification circuit amplifies an initial input RF signal and provides a driving RF output signal to drive acceleration of the electrons within the accelerator waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tancredi Botto
  • Patent number: 9335273
    Abstract: A method for characterizing the dielectric response of a fluid includes receiving the fluid into a portion of a flow line that is disposed proximate to a photonic bandgap (PBG) resonant cavity so that a dielectric permittivity of the fluid affects a frequency response of the resonant cavity. The method further includes providing electromagnetic waves to the resonant cavity and measuring a frequency response of the resonant cavity in the presence of the fluid in the flow line. The method further includes determining a property of a resonant mode of the resonant cavity using the frequency response and determining a property of the fluid using the property of the resonant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tancredi Botto, Elizabeth Smythe
  • Publication number: 20150230326
    Abstract: A dielectric loaded accelerator for accelerating charged particles, such as electrons, ions and/or protons, is described herein. The dielectric loaded accelerator accelerates charged particles along a longitudinal axis and towards an outlet of the accelerator. The dielectric loaded accelerator accelerates the charged particles using oscillating electromagnetic fields that propagate within the accelerator according to an electromagnetic mode. The dielectric loaded accelerator described herein includes an electromagnetic mode with a phase velocity that increases towards the outlet of the accelerator and matches a velocity of the charged particles being accelerated along the longitudinal axis of the accelerator. By matching the phase velocity of the oscillating electromagnetic fields to the velocity of the charged particles, the accelerator reduces phase slippage between the fields and the charged particles and, therefore, efficiently accelerates charged particle towards the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: TANCREDI BOTTO, BENJAMIN LEVITT, CHUNGUANG JING, SERGEY ANTIPOV, ALEXEI KANAREYKIN
  • Patent number: 9035237
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining a property, e.g., density, of a geological formation based on Einstein's theory of gravitation. A gravitational potential difference is determined between two positions of the geological formation by measuring a frequency shift of radiation travelling from a source to an absorber of a differential gravimeter. The differential gravimeter can be a part of a downhole tool. The gravitational potential difference determined can be used to determine the property of the geological formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Martin G. Luling, Benjamin Levitt, Martin Poitzsch, Tancredi Botto
  • Publication number: 20140252250
    Abstract: A method for characterizing the dielectric response of a fluid includes receiving the fluid into a portion of a flow line that is disposed proximate to a photonic bandgap (PBG) resonant cavity so that a dielectric permittivity of the fluid affects a frequency response of the resonant cavity. The method further includes providing electromagnetic waves to the resonant cavity and measuring a frequency response of the resonant cavity in the presence of the fluid in the flow line. The method further includes determining a property of a resonant mode of the resonant cavity using the frequency response and determining a property of the fluid using the property of the resonant mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tancredi BOTTO, Elizabeth SMYTHE
  • Publication number: 20140037065
    Abstract: Borehole tools and methods for analyzing earth formations are disclosed herein. An example borehole tool disclosed herein includes an RF particle accelerator. The particle accelerator includes an accelerator waveguide for accelerating electrons. The borehole tool also includes a power amplification circuit that is based on a wide bandgap semiconductor material, such as a combination of gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN). The power amplification circuit amplifies an initial input RF signal and provides a driving RF output signal to drive acceleration of the electrons within the accelerator waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: TANCREDI BOTTO
  • Publication number: 20140035588
    Abstract: Borehole tools and methods for analyzing earth formations are disclosed herein. An example borehole tool disclosed herein includes an RF particle accelerator. The particle accelerator includes at least one accelerator waveguide for accelerating electrons. The accelerator waveguide is a dielectric lined accelerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: TANCREDI BOTTO
  • Patent number: 8610352
    Abstract: A particle accelerator device structured and arranged for use in a subterranean environment. The particle accelerator device comprising: one or more resonant Photonic Band Gap (PBG) cavity, the one or more resonant PBG cavity is capable of providing localized, resonant electro-magnetic (EM) fields so as to one of accelerate, focus or steer particle beams of one of a plurality of electrons or a plurality of ions. Further, the particle accelerator device may provide for the one or more resonant PBG cavity to include a geometry and one or more material that is optimized in terms of RF power losses, wherein the optimization provides for a PBG cavity quality factor significantly higher than that of an equivalent normally conducting pill-box cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tancredi Botto, Martin Poitzsch
  • Patent number: 8384017
    Abstract: Methods and related systems are described for use for making subterranean nuclear measurements. The system can include a plurality of elongated scintillator members each generating optical signals in response to ionizing radiation. Optical detector units can be optically coupled to at least one end of each elongated scintillator member so as to detect optical signals from each elongated scintillator member. The system can be suitable for permanent or semi-permanent deployment downhole. For example, the system can operate for more than six months in a subterranean deployment measuring cosmic radiation. The system can be suited to monitor density changes in subterranean regions of interest, for example, density changes brought about by steam injection as part of a steam assisted gravity drainage operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tancredi Botto
  • Patent number: 7902496
    Abstract: Methods for density logging utilizes gamma-rays above a pair-production threshold so as to determine lithology information of formations whereby to correct a measured density data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tancredi Botto, Darwin Ellis
  • Publication number: 20110035151
    Abstract: Methods and related systems are described for use for making subterranean nuclear measurements. The system can include a plurality of elongated scintillator members each generating optical signals in response to ionizing radiation. Optical detector units can be optically coupled to at least one end of each elongated scintillator member so as to detect optical signals from each elongated scintillator member. The system can be suitable for permanent or semi-permanent deployment downhole. For example, the system can operate for more than six months in a subterranean deployment measuring cosmic radiation. The system can be suited to monitor density changes in subterranean regions of interest, for example, density changes brought about by steam injection as part of a steam assisted gravity drainage operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tancredi Botto
  • Publication number: 20090072744
    Abstract: A particle accelerator device structured and arranged for use in a subterranean environment. The particle accelerator device comprising: one or more resonant Photonic Band Gap (PBG) cavity, the one or more resonant PBG cavity is capable of providing localized, resonant electro-magnetic (EM) fields so as to one of accelerate, focus or steer particle beams of one of a plurality of electrons or a plurality of ions. Further, the particle accelerator device may provide for the one or more resonant PBG cavity to include a geometry and one or more material that is optimized in terms of RF power losses, wherein the optimization provides for a PBG cavity quality factor significantly higher than that of an equivalent normally conducting pill-box cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Tancredi BOTTO, Martin POITZSCH
  • Publication number: 20090039242
    Abstract: Methods for density logging utilizes gamma-rays above a pair-production threshold so as to determine lithology information of formations whereby to correct a measured density data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tancredi Botto, Darwin Ellis