Patents by Inventor Tricia Hill

Tricia Hill 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: 9353579
    Abstract: A buoyancy compensating element for connection to a flexible pipe and method of producing a buoyancy compensating element are disclosed. The buoyancy compensating element includes a first body portion and a further body portion, wherein the first and further body portion are configured to be connectable to each other and in use to encompass a portion of flexible pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: Zhimin Tan, Yucheng Hou, Christopher Bush, John Rosche, Tricia Hill
  • Publication number: 20150144350
    Abstract: A riser assembly and method of providing a riser assembly for transporting production fluids from a location deep under water are disclosed. The riser assembly includes a riser comprising a flexible pipe, the riser having a hang off point which is an end of the riser that in use connects with a floating facility, and a touchdown zone which in use is a section of the riser in the region of where the riser meets the seabed or other fixed structure; and at least one buoyancy element arranged at the touchdown zone or within about 50 m of the touchdown zone of the riser to support the riser in a configuration for accommodating kinetic energy propagating along the riser from the hang off point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: GE OIL & GAS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Yucheng Hou, Zhimin Tan, Jiabei Yuan, Tricia Hill, Yanqiu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140326461
    Abstract: A buoyancy compensating element for connection to a flexible pipe and method of producing a buoyancy compensating element are disclosed. The buoyancy compensating element includes a first body portion and a further body portion, wherein the first and further body portion are configured to be connectable to each other and in use to encompass a portion of flexible pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: WELLSTREAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhimin Tan, Yucheng Hou, Christopher Bush, John Rosche, Tricia Hill
  • Patent number: 8702350
    Abstract: A riser assembly and method for providing buoyancy to a riser assembly are disclosed. The riser assembly which is of the type for transporting fluids from a sub-sea flowline to a floating structure comprises a first segment of flexible pipe, a further segment of flexible pipe and a rigid buoyancy support for providing at least one buoyancy element at the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Wellstream International Limited
    Inventors: Tricia Hill, Yanqiu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20090279957
    Abstract: A riser assembly and method for providing buoyancy to a riser assembly are disclosed. The riser assembly which is of the type for transporting fluids from a sub-sea flowline to a floating structure comprises a first segment of flexible pipe, a further segment of flexible pipe and a rigid buoyancy support for providing at least one buoyancy element at the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Tricia Hill, Yanqiu Zhang