Patents by Inventor Yile Li

Yile Li 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: 9649661
    Abstract: A pipeline pig for wetting the top inner surface of a pipeline comprising a pig body, one or more circular brushes attached to the pig body, and means for rotating the one or more circular brushes as the pig moves through the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: James George Broze, Yile Li, Xiangyang Zou
  • Publication number: 20160236756
    Abstract: A mooring system comprising: an offshore structure comprising one or more hawsers; a vessel; a first mooring line; and a second mooring line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Arno Laurentius Michael VAN DEN HAAK, Stergios LIAPIS, Yile LI, Joao Paulo Juliao MATSUURA
  • Publication number: 20150217323
    Abstract: A pipeline pig for wetting the top inner surface of a pipeline comprising a pig body, one or more circular brushes attached to the pig body, and means for rotating the one or more circular brushes as the pig moves through the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: James George Broze, Yile Li, Xiangyang Zou
  • Publication number: 20150031252
    Abstract: A system for mooring a floating production vessel comprising: two or more buoys anchored to the seafloor that are also connected directly to the floating production vessel; and one or more risers connected to at least one of the buoys that is also connected to one or more subsea wellheads or manifolds wherein the buoys are not connected to the floating vessel by a swivel and turret system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yile Li, Joao Paulo Juliao Matsuura, Jan Hendrik Gerretsen
  • Publication number: 20130319681
    Abstract: An offshore oil production system, comprising a structure in a body of water, having a portion extending above a surface of the body of water; a first surface wellhead located at a top of the body of water; a second surface wellhead located at a top of the body of water; a first wellhead located at a bottom of the body of water; a second wellhead located at a bottom of the body of water; a first riser extending from the first wellhead to the first surface wellhead; and a second riser extending from the second wellhead to the second surface wellhead; wherein the first surface wellhead is a distance of less than about 12 feet from the second surface wellhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Glenn Martin Wald, Mathew Jay Jabs, Hon Chung Lau, Maartje Van Krieken, David Alex Knoll, Yile Li, Raymond Louis Jean Pierre Fonk, Quentin Terry Mcglothlin, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120213587
    Abstract: A subsea oil containment system, comprising: a subsea collector located near the bottom of a body of water; a surface collector located near a surface of the body of water; and a flexible riser connected to the subsea collector at a first end and extending to a second end located near the surface collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: John Charles Le Bas, Vladimir Fedotov, Yile Li
  • Publication number: 20120121335
    Abstract: A subsea oil containment system, comprising a subsea collector located near a bottom of a body of water; a surface collector located near a surface of the body of water; and a riser connected to the subsea collector at a first end and extending to a second end located near the surface collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Vladimir FEDOTOV, Yile LI, David Alex KNOLL, Glenn Martin WALD
  • Publication number: 20120114421
    Abstract: A floating system comprising a plurality of buoyant columns, a top portion of the columns extending above a water surface, and a bottom portion of the columns submerged in a body of water; a deck connected to the top portion of the columns; at least one pontoon connected to the bottom portion of at least two of the columns; a plurality of heave plates, each heave plate connected to the bottom portion of at least one of the columns; and a conduit connected to the deck and extending to a bottom of the body of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Arno Laurentius Michael Van Den Haak, Yile Li, You Sun Li, Stergios Liapis, Joao Paulo Juliao Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8156884
    Abstract: A mooring system comprising a structure in a body of water; a vessel in the body of water; a first anchor in the body of water; a second anchor in the body of water; a first line connecting the first anchor and the vessel; a second line connecting the second anchor and the vessel; and a third line connecting the structure and the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Hugo Antonio Corvalan San Martin, Yile Li, King Him Lo, Joao Paulo Juliao Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20100212570
    Abstract: A mooring system comprising a structure in a body of water; a vessel in the body of water; a first anchor in the body of water; a second anchor in the body of water; a first line connecting the first anchor and the vessel; a second line connecting the second anchor and the vessel; and a third line connecting the structure and the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Hugo Antonio Corvalan San Martin, Yile Li, King Him Lo, Joao Paulo Juliao Matsuura