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Date/App# patent app List of recent Fracture-related patents
07/21/16
20160209545 
 A geostatistical procedure for simulation of the 3d geometry of a natural fracture network conditioned by well bore observations patent thumbnailnew patent A geostatistical procedure for simulation of the 3d geometry of a natural fracture network conditioned by well bore observations
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing a geostatistical procedure for simulation of the 3d geometry of a natural fracture network conditioned by well bore observations.. .
Landmark Graphics Corporation


07/21/16
20160208159 
 Downhole polymerizable clay control agent for shale treatment patent thumbnailnew patent Downhole polymerizable clay control agent for shale treatment
A method of treating a well includes placing a first stream comprising a carrier fluid, a polymerizable small molecule cationic clay control monomer, and an optional polymerization initiator into a fracture in a clay-containing subterranean formation, allowing the small molecule cationic clay control monomer to at least partially adsorb to a portion of the surface of the clay, and polymerizing at least a portion of the adsorbed clay control monomer. A clay stabilizing fluid includes an aqueous base fluid, a polymerizable small molecule cationic clay control monomer, and a polymerization initiator..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/21/16
20160207732 
 Peeling bar for peeling polarizing film from panel, peeling apparatus and peeling method using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Peeling bar for peeling polarizing film from panel, peeling apparatus and peeling method using the same
The present invention relates to a peeling bar, apparatus, and method for peeling a polarizing film from a panel. This invention can minimize friction between the peeling bar and the polarizing film since the peeled polarizing film is in contact with a front part of the peeling bar.
Lg Chem, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160207726 
 Method for further processing thin glass and thin glass produced by such method patent thumbnailnew patent Method for further processing thin glass and thin glass produced by such method
Wherein σa is a mean value of tensile stress at break for fractures in a surface of samples of the thin glass under bending stress, wherein σa is a mean value of tensile stress at break for fractures emanating from an edge of the samples, wherein lref is an edge length and aref is a surface area of the samples, wherein Δe and Δa denote standard deviations of the mean values σe and σa, respectively, and wherein aapp is a surface area of the thin glass, lapp is a summated edge length of opposite edges of the thin glass, and Φ is a predefined maximum fracture rate within a period of time of at least half a year.. .

07/21/16
20160207088 
 Apparatus and  shearing for quality improvement for steel plate shearing edge patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and shearing for quality improvement for steel plate shearing edge
The present disclosure provides a shearing method for improving the quality of a steel plate shearing edge, and a shearing apparatus to improve the quality of the steel plate shearing edge. The apparatus includes: a die; a stripper for fixing a steel plate positioned on the top of the die; a trim punch for shearing the steel plate fixed between the die and the stripper, and a finishing die for reducing an area ratio of a fracture surface of a shearing edge formed by shearing the steel plate and removing a burr.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/21/16
20160206775 
 Temperature-insensitive calcium phosphate cements patent thumbnailnew patent Temperature-insensitive calcium phosphate cements
Temperature-insensitive calcium phosphate cements and methods of using the same are provided. Aspects of the cements include a dry component having fine and coarse calcium phosphate particulate reactants and a setting fluid which includes a cellulose.
Skeletal Kinetics Llc


07/21/16
20160206436 
 Modular reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant and  implanting the same patent thumbnailnew patent Modular reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant and implanting the same
A modular reverse shoulder orthopaedic implant includes a humeral stem component and a separable fracture epiphysis component having a number of suture holes formed therein. The fracture epiphysis component is configured to receive a number of sutures for surgically repairing a proximal humeral fracture..
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206359 
 Methods and  treating vertebral fractures patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and treating vertebral fractures
Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a containment assembly for cement containment and/or a balloon assembly for maintaining vertebral height. A containment assembly comprising a containment jacket adapted to be deployed inside bone; and a dividing wall that separates the interior of the containment jacket into a proximal region and a distal region, the dividing wall having an opening for providing access to the distal region from the proximal region..
Globus Medical, Inc.


07/14/16
20160202435 
 Optical cable for terrestrial networks patent thumbnailOptical cable for terrestrial networks
An optical cable includes an optical core and an external sheath surrounding the optical core. The external sheath includes a first material having a first, higher fracture toughness and a second material having a second, lower fracture toughness.
Prysmian S.p.a.


07/14/16
20160202174 
 Testing the adhesion of elastic adhesives or elastic sealing materials on surfaces of components patent thumbnailTesting the adhesion of elastic adhesives or elastic sealing materials on surfaces of components
A method for testing the adhesion of elastic adhesives or elastic sealing materials on surfaces of components including: a) applying the adhesive/sealing material to a component surface, b) attempting by exerting a peeling force to detach the applied adhesive/sealing material from the component surface, and c) assessing the adhesion of the adhesive/sealing material on the basis of fractures caused in the adhesive/sealing material and the detachment of the adhesive/sealing material from the component surface by the exertion of the peeling force. Prior to and/or during step a), an anti-adhesion material layer is applied to at least one first part of the component surface, which causes poorer adhesion of the adhesive/sealing material to the component surface and therefore can be detached from the component surface with less peeling force than directly from the component surface..
Bombardier Transportation Gmbh


07/14/16
20160201447 

Hydraulic fracture permeability characterization from electromagnetic measurements


A method and system for characterizing subsurface hydraulic fractures, specifically the effective permeability thereof, are disclosed. One method includes transmitting electromagnetic signals from an electromagnetic source toward a subsurface hydraulic fracture location, capturing electromagnetic signal measurements of a subsurface hydraulic fracture on the earth's surface above the subsurface hydraulic fracture location at a plurality of electromagnetic receivers, and associating characteristic hydraulic flow parameters with the electromagnetic signal measurements to determine one or more fracture zones.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.


07/14/16
20160201442 

Leakoff mitigation treatment utilizing self degrading materials prior to re-fracture treatment


A method of treating a subterranean formation includes combining self-degrading particles with a carrier fluid, placing the self-degrading particles and the carrier fluid into a zone in a formation, said zone comprising fractures, allowing the self-degrading materials to penetrate and plug off the connection to existing fractures and to bridge off fracture propagation near the wellbore, and initiating a re-fracture treatment comprising re-fracture fluids and proppant materials prior to the degradation of the self-degrading particles.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201441 

Selection of propping agent for heterogeneous proppant placement applications


A method of proppant placement within a fracture may include injecting a proppant-laden fluid through the wellbore into the fracture under pressure to form at least one proppant pillar within the fracture, the proppant-laden fluid comprising a non-spherical proppant ossessing at least some roughness or at least some roughness and angularity; wherein upon removal of the pressure the diameter of the proppant pillar increases by less than about 100 percent of the initial diameter.. .
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/14/16
20160201440 

Fracture initiation with auxiliary notches


Improved notching techniques are described for transverse fracture initiation from the wellbore (cased or open). One or more auxiliary notches are formed that are sealed from borehole pressure increase, yet still deformable under the fracturing pressure in the wellbore.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/14/16
20160201427 

Subterranean formation operations using degradable wellbore isolation devices


Methods including introducing a frac plug into a wellbore in a subterranean formation, the frac plug comprising at least a mandrel, slips, and a packer element, wherein at least a portion of the mandrel and/or the slips is composed of a degradable alloy selected from the group consisting of a magnesium alloy, an aluminum alloy, and any combination thereof. The wellbore may be a cased wellbore or an open-hole wellbore, and wherein the slips are frictionally engaged with the casing string or the wellbore wall and the packer element is compressed against the casing or the wellbore wall to set the frac plug.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/14/16
20160200965 

Spray set-up for on-the-fly treatment of proppants


A proppant slurry is formed by lifting dry proppant using one or more augers and distributing an additive to modify the dry proppant as it falls from the top of the augers into a blender tub. Water is added to the blender tub and the modified proppant for forming the proppant slurry.
Trican Well Service Ltd.


07/14/16
20160199631 

Antiseptic applicator


An applicator assembly includes at least one ampoule formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the at least one ampoule, an application member attached to the distal end of the body, an actuator projecting from the body operable to fracture the at least one ampoule, a trench formed in a surface of the body, and a vent disposed through a surface of the trench.. .
Carefusion 2200, Inc


07/14/16
20160199109 

Compression device for interlocking compression nailing systems and use


A compression device and method for interlocking compression nailing systems provide a compression force onto fracture site and a bone fixed between proximal and distal parts of intramedullary nail to prevent stress shielding and improve healing. The compression device having pre-assembled components of set screw, elastic component, distal cap and connector screw are rotated.

07/14/16
20160199099 

External fixation


External fixation systems, and methods for immobilizing joints or fractured bones. An external fixation system may include one or more clamp assemblies connected to one or more rod assemblies at polyaxial joints.
Zimmer, Inc.


07/14/16
20160199070 

Precision pick


A pick device for debriding and preparing a bone surface has a handle, a cannulated debridement shaft and a drill wire. The shaft has an open lumen to receive a drill wire through a proximal end of the handle.

07/14/16
20160199068 

Precision pick


A pick device for debriding and preparing a bone surface has a handle, a cannulated debridement shaft and a drill wire. The shaft has an open lumen to receive a drill wire through a proximal end of the handle.

07/14/16
20160198786 

Motorsports safety harness


A motorsports safety harness assembly includes a restraint device for securing the head and neck against frontal impact injuries, and allows for facilitated removal in exigent circumstances or with limited mobility such from a damaged automobile. A pair of detachable wings engages a front upper torso or chest region of a wearer, and couples to a rigid headpiece extending behind the skull region for attachment to a helmet for restraining the head and neck from sudden forceful movement commonly associated with basal skull fractures and other impact injuries.

07/07/16
20160196367 

Discrete irregular cellular models for simulating the development of fractured reservoirs


An electronically stored model for a reservoir can include a plurality of hierarchical levels and a plurality of cells representing corresponding portions of the reservoir. The model can include a dimension and a cell number corresponding to the reservoir.
Petroleum Fractured Reservoir Solutions, Llc


07/07/16
20160194944 

Cyclical diversion techniques in subterranean fracturing operations


The present disclosure relates generally to subterranean operations and, more particularly, to fracturing a subterranean formation. In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method comprising: introducing into a wellbore penetrating a portion of a subterranean formation alternating intervals of a particulate-laden fluid comprising a plurality of particulates sized 100 u.s.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/07/16
20160194711 

Predictive bone fracture risk in horses and humans


The invention relates to a method of predicting fracture risk in a human or animal subject, in particular but not exclusively, predicting fracture risk in a horse.. .
Equine Genetics Research Limited


07/07/16
20160193806 

Skin-stringer design for composite wings


Composite skin-stringer structures which reduce or eliminate the risk of delamination at the skin-stringer interface. This can be accomplished by arranging ply directions (i.e., the angles of the fiber paths of the ply) in a layup in a way such that for the dominant loading, the skin and stringer will each deform in a way that reduces relative opening (fracture mode i) and/or sliding (fracture mode ii) and/or scissoring (fracture mode iii) at the skin-stringer interface.
The Boeing Company


07/07/16
20160193753 

Turbomachine auxiliary lead-through device


A lens mold and methods of fabricating such a lens mold are disclosed. The lens mold has a pattern for forming an antireflection structure.
Snecma


07/07/16
20160193052 

Periprosthetic fracture management enhancements


The present invention provides for a variety of fracture fixation options should a fracture occur after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty, and provides associated methods and apparatus for application of provided fixation. The ability to pre-engineer fracture fixation contingent solutions into femoral or tibial components provides for a distinct clinical advantage in the planning and execution for periprosthetic fracture fixation.
Genesis Medical Devices Llc


07/07/16
20160192971 

Bone plate for plate osteosynthesis and use thereof


A bone plate and method for use thereof affords use of at least two surgical approaches to attach the bone plate to a fractured bone to facilitate reduction and repair thereof. The bone plate includes two domains extending in different directions from a transition zone.
Toby Orthopaedics, Inc.


07/07/16
20160192968 

Highly-versatile variable-angle bone plate system


A bone plate system for internal fixation of bone fractures includes a bone plate having a plurality of bone plate holes. The holes are constructed to receive either a non-locking, locking, or variable-angle locking bone screw.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


07/07/16
20160192947 

Microfracture apparatuses and methods


Embodiments of apparatuses and examplary methods for microfracture (e.g. Forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration)..

06/30/16
20160186548 

Enhanced subterranean resource recovery


Methods of resource recovery include reagents placed in a subterranean formation. The reagents generate heat, hydrogen gas and alkalinity which changes fluid flow characteristics.

06/30/16
20160186547 

Methods of producing hydrocarbons from a wellbore utilizing optimized high-pressure water injection


A method of recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation includes placing a wellbore in the formation, wherein the wellbore is approximately horizontal in the formation; forming one or more fractures in the formation in fluid communication with the wellbore; recovering hydrocarbons from the formation through the wellbore; injecting a volume of fluid comprising greater than 98 mass % water and greater than 0.005 mass % active surfactant into the formation through the wellbore, wherein at least 10 mass % of said volume is injected at a bottom hole pressure at the heel of the wellbore that is less than the minimum horizontal stress in at least a portion of the overburden and at least 5 mass % of said volume is injected at a bottom hole pressure at the heel of the wellbore that is greater than the median minimum horizontal stress in the subterranean formation; and subsequently recovering in situ hydrocarbons from the subterranean formation.. .

06/30/16
20160186546 

Methods of producing hydrocarbons from a wellbore utilizing optimized water injection


A method of recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation includes placing a wellbore in the formation, wherein the wellbore is approximately horizontal and the median pore throat diameter of the subterranean formation is less than 500 nanometers; forming one or more fractures in the formation in fluid communication with the wellbore; recovering in situ hydrocarbons from the formation through the wellbore; injecting a volume of fluid, comprising greater than 98 mass % water and greater than 0.005 mass % active surfactant and excluding ultra-high molar weight polymers, into the formation through the wellbore; and subsequently recovering in situ hydrocarbons from the subterranean formation.. .

06/30/16
20160186536 

Coaxial perforating charge and its perforation self-eliminating compacted zone


A coaxial perforating charge includes a shaped charge and a container having a fracture explosive pack inside. The container is coaxially provided at a front end of the shaped charge; the fracture explosive pack is a ring-shaped explosive pack formed by impregnating a fracture explosive for eliminating a compacted zone into the container; the fracture explosive pack is coaxially arranged with the shaped charge.

06/30/16
20160186496 

Methods and well productivity


A system and method for drilling a formation and a method for computing expected production from a wellbore in a formation and/or hydrocarbon reserves associated with the formation, the formation having a plurality of naturally-occurring fractures, the method including computationally modelling the formation; computing one or more wellbore positions intersecting some or all of the fractures; and computing an expected production from the wellbore at least partially based on an expected wellbore damage associated with a particular type of drilling technique.. .

06/30/16
20160186285 

Ultrahigh-strength steel sheet and manufacturing method therefor


The present invention relates to an ultrahigh-strength steel sheet and a manufacturing method therefor. More specifically, the present invention can provide an ultra-high strength steel sheet which can ensure weldability and a delayed fracture resistance property by controlling the contents of elements affecting platability along with the contents of austenite-stabilizing elements and increasing twin formation through re-rolling, and simultaneously improve impact characteristics and workability by ensuring excellent yield strength and ductility..

06/30/16
20160186050 

Compositions and methods for improving proppant conductivity


Compositions and methods for improving proppant conductivity are disclosed herein. The compositions can include a proppant composition for use in hydraulic fracturing, the composition containing a plurality of particulates.

06/30/16
20160186028 

Shaped abrasive particle fractions and forming same


A method of forming a shaped abrasive particle including forming a precursor shaped abrasive particle having a body including at least one predetermined stress concentration point and at least one predetermined stress concentration vector and processing the precursor shaped abrasive particle and fracturing the precursor shaped abrasive particle substantially along the predetermined stress concentration vector to form a fractured shaped abrasive particle.. .

06/30/16
20160183993 

Osteosynthesis screw


The invention relates to an osteosynthesis device intended for holding, distraction or compression of fragments of a fractured bone. The device comprises a threaded pin (1) having a threaded head (2) at its distal end, and a ring (4) adapted to slide on the threaded pin (1).

06/30/16
20160183992 

Internal fixation device for bone fractures


An internal fixation device is adapted for fixing a first bone fracture to a second bone fracture. The internal fixation device includes: a shank adapted to extend into the first and second bone fractures and including a connecting segment that is made of a shape-memory alloy, and a first threaded segment that is connected to a first end of the connecting segment and that is adapted to be fixed in the first bone fracture; and a fixing unit adapted to fasten the second bone fracture to the first bone fracture.

06/30/16
20160183990 

Porous plate for medical use and manufacturing porous plate for medical use


To provide a porous plate for medical use which can suppress bending along a row direction and, even if a local crack occurs, can inhibit the crack from growing and leading to a fracture. One aspect of the present invention is a porous plate for medical use which is a thin-plate substrate provided with a pore perforation section having a plurality of pores perforated therein and a frame section surrounding the pore perforation section.

06/30/16
20160183988 

Method and repairing the mid-foot region via an intramedullary nail


A device, method, and system for treatment or fixation of a fractured, damaged, or deteriorating bone or bones in a mid-foot region. The device comprising an implant with both proximal and distal fastener holes, along with fastener slots in a central elongated body, for securing the implant to the appropriate osseous cortical structures of the foot.

06/30/16
20160183935 

Fracture fixation device


Assemblies for securing a fractured or weakened bone within a subject's body are provided. The assembly includes a frame having an adjustable flexible member construct thereon.

06/23/16
20160183381 

Electronic component and overmolding process


Electronic components and overmolding processes are disclosed. The electronic component, such as, an antenna, includes a substrate, an overmolding bonded to at least a portion of the substrate, the overmolding being a non-planar arrangement of a polymeric material, and a conductive ink positioned on the substrate between the substrate and the overmolding.

06/23/16
20160181596 

Robust mos2/graphene composite electrodes for na+ battery applications


The synthesis of layered free-standing papers, films, tapes, and painted coatings. Composed of acid-functionalized, few-layer molybdenum disulfide (mos2) and reduced graphene oxide (rgo) flakes for use as a binder-free conducting electrode in nib applications are described.

06/23/16
20160178798 

Corrective scaling of interpreted fractures based on the microseismic detection range bias correction


A method for correcting a fracture model of a reservoir includes receiving a seismic signal from seismic events due to a plurality of stimulated reservoir stages to provide detected seismic event information and estimating a number of undetected seismic events and a magnitude for each of the undetected seismic events to provide undetected seismic event information for each stage. The detected seismic event information and the undetected seismic event information provide corrected seismic event information for each stage.

06/23/16
20160178487 

Freeze fracture machine


A freeze fracture machine (100) comprises a vacuum chamber (110); a sample receptacle (160) for receiving a sample to be processed and a knife receptacle (150) for receiving a knife (110) for processing of the sample arranged in the vacuum chamber (155); a transfer lock (130) on the vacuum chamber (110) through which a sample and a knife (155) are introducible into the vacuum chamber (155) and positionable in the vacuum chamber (110) by means of a positioning apparatus (135); the sample and the sample receptacle (160) being positionable with respect to one another such that the sample is mountable on the sample receptacle (160) by means of the positioning apparatus (135); and the knife (155) and the knife receptacle (150) being positionable with respect to one another such that the knife (155) is mountable on the knife receptacle (150) by means of the positioning apparatus (135).. .

06/23/16
20160177959 

Fracture-resistant self-lubricating wear surfaces


fracture-resistant and self-lubricating wear surfaces are provided. In an implementation, a machine surface that is subject to wear is coated with or is constructed of a metallic nanostructure to resist the wear and to provide fracture-resistant hardness, built-in lubrication, and thermal conductivity for heat-sinking friction.

06/23/16
20160177744 

Blade


A turbomachine blade comprising a metallic leading edge having a region having varying fracture resistance in a spanwise direction so as to increase energy absorption by the leading edge in the event of the blade being released from a turbomachine and impacting a casing of the turbomachine.. .

06/23/16
20160177693 

Compositions and methods of improving hydraulic fracture network


A diverter fluid includes an aqueous carrier fluid, and a plurality of water-swellable polymer particles having a size of 0.01 to 100,000 micrometers. A method of hydraulically fracturing a subterranean formation penetrated by a reservoir includes injecting a fracturing fluid into the formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enlarge a fracture, injecting a diverter fluid into the formation, and injecting a fracturing fluid into the formation, wherein the flow of the fracturing fluid is impeded by the diverting agent and a surface fracture area of the fracture is increased.

06/23/16
20160177674 

Simulating fluid leak-off and flow-back in a fractured subterranean region


In some aspects, a set of governing flow equations can be defined for a one-dimensional flow model representing well system fluid in a fractured subterranean region. A first subset of the governing flow equations can represent flow within a fracture, and a second subset of the governing flow equations can represent flow within a reservoir medium adjacent to the fracture.

06/23/16
20160177657 

High-strength, low specific gravity, fracturing balls


A fracturing ball comprises: a metal or a metal alloy, wherein the fracturing ball is a shell having an outer diameter and an inner diameter, wherein the fracturing ball has a desired specific gravity less than or equal to a necessary specific gravity such that the ball flows to a wellhead of the wellbore after a desired amount of time, and wherein after engagement of the fracturing ball with a baffle, fluid is prevented from flowing across the ball. A method of creating one or more fractures in a zone of a subterranean formation comprises: (a) introducing the fracturing ball into a tubing string of a wellbore; (b) causing or allowing the ball to engage the baffle; (c) creating the one or more fractures in the zone of the subterranean formation; and (d) producing a reservoir fluid from the zone of the subterranean formation..

06/23/16
20160177174 

Process for making and supplying a high quality fracturing fluid


The present invention relates to a proppant laden fracture fluid having a mitchell quality of at least 50% and fracturing a subterranean formation therewith.. .

06/23/16
20160177171 

Multifunctional foaming composition with wettability modifying, corrosion inhibitory and mineral scale inhibitory/dispersants properties for high temperature and ultra high salinity


The present invention is related to the obtaining and using of multifunctional foaming compositions with wettability modifying, corrosion inhibitory and inhibitory/dispersants mineral scale properties with high stability in environments of high temperature, high pressure and tolerance to high concentrations of divalent ions such as calcium, magnesium, strontium and barium. The multifunctional foaming compositions are obtained from the combination of supramolecular complexes resulting from interactions of alkyl amido propyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl amido propyl betaines and/or alkyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl betaines and anionic surfactant of type alkyl hydroxyl sodium sulfonate and alkenyl sulphonates of sodium, with cationic surfactants as tetra-alkyl ammonium halides and copolymers derivatives of itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulfonate and/or terpolymers derived from itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulphonate/aconitic acid.

06/23/16
20160176532 

Propeller for an aircraft turbomachine, including a blade retaining structure through which the aerodynamic part of each blade passes


A propeller for a turbomachine intended to be driven in rotation about a propeller rotation axis and including variable pitch blades. The propeller further includes a structure for radial retention of the blades in the event of them breaking.

06/23/16
20160176378 

Headliner assemblies having tethered support structure


Headliner assemblies may include multiple support structures operatively connected to portions of a headliner. The support structures may include one or more stiffeners.

06/23/16
20160176321 

Deformable seat bracket


A system for securing a seat within a vehicle may include a seat bracket with a first portion configured to be attached to a structural frame of a vehicle by a first fastener passing there through, a second portion configured to be attached to a seat installed in the vehicle by a second fastener passing there through, and a third portion attaching the first portion to the second portion. The third portion may include a u-shaped bend, and the first portion may be configured to receive the second fastener there through.

06/23/16
20160175101 

System and fracture replacement of comminuted bone fractures or portions thereof adjacent bone joints


A system and method facilitating replacement of comminuted bone fractures or portions thereof adjacent bone joints. The system and method employs a prosthesis to replace at least a portion of the comminuted bone fractures.

06/23/16
20160175012 

Apparatus and methods for bone repair preparation


Apparatus and methods for preparing a fractured bone for repair. Preparing the bone may include fracture reduction.

06/16/16
20160170086 

Lofting algorithm for discrete network meshing


The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating hybrid computational meshes around complex and discrete fractures for the purpose of reservoir simulation. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a method that comprises receiving a set of 3d fracture surfaces with geometry that has been discretized in a 2d manifold by a collection of polygons.
Landmark Graphics Corporation


06/16/16
20160170085 

2.75d meshing algorithm


The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating hybrid computational meshes around complex and discrete fractures for the purpose of reservoir simulation. For example, one disclosed embodiment is a computer-implemented method for modeling three-dimensional (3d) geological fractures.
Landmark Graphics Corporation


06/16/16
20160168968 

Controlling fracture geometry with the use of shrinkable materials


A method for treating a subterranean formation utilizing a composition having a plurality of shrinkable materials. The method of treatment may include providing a hydraulic fracture into the subterranean formation, and injecting a slurry having a plurality of shrinkable materials into a far field.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


06/16/16
20160168962 

Assembly and multi-zone fracture stimulation of a reservoir using autonomous tubular units


Autonomous units and methods for downhole, multi-zone perforation and fracture stimulation for hydrocarbon production. The autonomous unit may be a perforating gun assembly, a bridge plug assembly, or fracturing plug assembly.

06/16/16
20160168451 

Well treatment


A method for treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, comprising: providing a treatment slurry comprising a carrying fluid, a solid particulate and an anchorant; injecting the treatment slurry into a fracture to form a substantially uniformly distributed mixture of the solid particulate and the anchorant; and transforming the substantially uniform mixture into areas that are rich in solid particulate and areas that are substantially free of solid particulate, wherein the solid particulate and the anchorant have substantially dissimilar velocities in the fracture and wherein said transforming results from said substantially dissimilar velocities is provided.. .
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


06/16/16
20160167695 

Steering apparatus


A steering apparatus is disclosed, the apparatus including: friction plates 23, 24a, 24b fastened by a fastening mechanism with a clamp portion and a vehicle-sided bracket 6; and an annular member 20 fitted on an inner column 3 and connected to the friction plates 23, 24a, 24b, the annular member 20 and the inner column 3 being formed with through-holes 20a, 3a penetrating the annular member 20 and the inner column 3 in the vicinity of a connecting portion between the friction plates 23, 24a, 24b and the annular member 20 and being connected by a pin 21 inserted into the through-holes 20a, 3a, the pin being fractured upon receiving predetermined impact force, resulting in canceling the connection between the annular member 20 and the inner column 3 to enable a more stable and lower separating load to be acquired.. .
Nsk Ltd.


06/16/16
20160167694 

Steering apparatus


A steering apparatus is disclosed, the apparatus including friction plates 23, 24a, 24b clamped by a clamping bolt 10 together with a clamp portion and a vehicle-sided bracket 6 to extend toward a rear side of a vehicle in an axial direction; and a holding member 20 fitted on an inner column 3 and connected to portions, on the rear side of the vehicle, of the friction plates 23, 24a, 24b, the holding member 20 and the inner column 3 being connected together via shearing pins 21a, 21b, the shearing pins being sheared into fracture upon receiving a predetermined level of impact force to enable a more stable and lower separating load to be acquired.. .
Nsk Ltd.


06/16/16
20160167355 

Method for cutting object to be processed


A silicon substrate 12 has a main face in a (100) plane, whereby a fracture 17 generated from a molten processed region 13 acting as a start point extends in a cleavage direction of the silicon substrate 12 (a direction orthogonal to the main face of the silicon substrate 12). Here, a rear face 1b of an object to be processed 1a and a front face 10a of an object to be processed for separation 10a are bonded to each other by anode bonding, whereby the fracture 17 reaches a front face 1a of the object 1a continuously without substantially changing its direction.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


06/16/16
20160167343 

Damage-resistant glass articles and method


A strengthened glass article has opposing first and second compressively stressed surface portions bound to a tensilely stressed core portion, with the first surface portion having a higher level of compressive surface stress than the second surface portion for improved resistance to surface damage, the compressively stressed surface portions being provided by lamination, ion-exchange, thermal tempering, or combinations thereof to control the stress profiles and limit the fracture energies of the articles.. .
Corning Incorporated


06/16/16
20160166816 

Antiseptic applicator


An applicator assembly includes a plurality of ampoules formed of a frangible material and containing liquid to be applied, a container having a proximal end, a distal end, and an interior portion defining a chamber adapted to receive the plurality of ampoules, an application member attached to the distal end of the container; and at least one actuator projecting from the container, wherein the at least one actuator is actuatable to independently fracture the plurality of ampoules, thereby independently releasing the liquid into the application member. The at least one actuator may be moveable from a first position to a second position, the applicator having a smaller profile when the actuator is in the second position than when the actuator is in the first position..
Carefusion 2200, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166393 

A medical device for reconstruction of a humerus for the operative treatment of a proximal humerus fracture


The invention provides an implantable medical device for treatment of a proximal humerus fracture, comprising a base element to be anchored in the medullar cavity of the humeral shaft, a support element to be fixed with respect to the base element, wherein the support element is configured to support one or more bone fragments, wherein the medical device comprises positioning members configured to position the support element with respect to the base element in a range of rotational positions and axial positions, and wherein the medical device comprises a fixation device to fixate the support element, within the range of rotational positions and axial positions, in a desired rotational and axial position with respect to the base element. In an embodiment, the medical device is a non-occluding medical device, wherein after implantation the medullar cavity is not occluded by the medical device due to the open and non canal filling structure of the device preserving blood flow to the reattached bone fragments..

06/16/16
20160166323 

Sterile drape for hip fracture surgery


A sterile isolation drape that can be used to create a vertical boundary to the sterile field during hip fracture and similar surgeries. The invention includes a cutout region or opening in the drape that interfaces with an elongated, closed plastic tunnel.

06/16/16
20160166298 

Bone plate with elevated suture hole structures


The present invention relates to an improved bone plate for use in repairing bone fractures, the bone plate having a first upper surface and a first opposed bone-facing surface, the first bone-facing surface shaped to generally conform to a plate-facing surface of the bone, a bone plate thickness, at least one fastener hole extending between the first upper surface and the first bone-facing surface, and a suture hole structure extending from at least a portion of a boundary or boundary edge of the bone plate and having a second upper surface and a second opposed bone-facing surface, a suture hole structure thickness, at least one suture hole extending between the second upper surface and the second bone-facing surface, wherein the suture hole structure thickness is less than the bone plate thickness, and the second bone-facing surface of the suture hole structure is elevated above the first bone-facing surface of the bone plate by a distance greater than 0 mm. The present invention also relates to the method of fixation of the device..

06/16/16
20160166293 

Bone plate for elastic osteosynthesis


Embodiments provide a method and device for plate osteosynthesis of a bone fracture that allows angle-stable fixation of the bone fracture, while permitting elastic axial motion at the fracture site in a controlled, symmetric manner to stimulate fracture healing. Embodiments pertain to a bone plate having an outer surface and a bone-facing surface.
Zimmer, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166292 

Intramedullary anchor-screw fracture fixation


The present invention relates to an improved intramedullary fracture fixation device, the device including a first fastener comprising a head and an at least partially threaded shaft extending from the head, a tiltable load spreading element adapted to couple to the first fastener and having a bone-contacting surface defining bone engagement features and a head-contacting surface, and a second fastener having external threads and a central bore for receiving the threaded shaft of the first fastener. The central bore defines an inner wall surface which is at least partially threaded, the inner wall surface being configured for mating engagement on the outer surface of the shaft of the first fastener such that rotation of the first fastener relative to the second fastener causes the translation of the first fastener relative to the second fastener along the shaft.

06/16/16
20160166264 

Instrument for fracture fragment alignment and stabilization


An instrument for locating an axis of a blocking screw is disclosed. The instrument is applicable for a retrograde installation of a femoral intramedullary device or an antegrade installation of a tibial intramedullary device.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166262 

Methods and treating vertebral fractures


Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a containment assembly for cement containment and/or a balloon assembly for maintaining vertebral height. Methods for treating a bone comprising: creating a cavity in the bone; inserting a containment jacket into the cavity; inserting a balloon into the containment jacket; inflating the balloon; and introducing a filler material into the containment jacket with isolation of the balloon from the filler material..
Globus Medical, Inc.


06/09/16
20160164034 

Organic light-emitting apparatus and manufacturing the same


An organic light-emitting apparatus including: a substrate; an organic light-emitting device disposed on the substrate and including a first electrode, a second electrode, and an intermediate layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; and an encapsulation layer provided to cover the organic light-emitting device. The encapsulation layer includes a first inorganic layer including a first fracture point, and a first fracture control layer provided on the first inorganic layer to seal the first fracture point..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163553 

Method for improving quality of spalled material layers


Methods for removing a material layer from a base substrate utilizing spalling in which mode iii stress, i.e., the stress that is perpendicular to the fracture front created in the base substrate, during spalling is reduced. The substantial reduction of the mode iii stress during spalling results in a spalling process in which the spalled material has less surface roughness at one of its' edges as compared to prior art spalling processes in which the mode iii stress is present and competes with spalling..
King Abdulaziz City For Science And Technology


06/09/16
20160161933 

System and performing automated fracture stage design


Systems and methods for designing stages that optimize production for a fracturing operation of a wellbore in a reservoir formation are disclosed. To ensure efficiency, a stage design operation generally takes into account fracture efficiency information along the length of the wellbore based on known attributes and use the efficiency information to divide the wellbore into various stages.
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc


06/09/16
20160161423 

Method and device for detecting defects in coils of brittle or fracture-prone material which is at least partially transparent, and use of said


A method and a device are provided for detecting defects in coils, such as rollable ultra-thin glass, rollable glass films, rollable laminated ultra-thin glasses or films, rollable solar cells, and rollable organic light emitting diodes (oleds).. .
Schott Ag


06/09/16
20160161382 

Metal sheet bending fracture determination method and recording medium


A bending fracture limit stress is calculated for each of (bend radius at sheet thickness center of a metal sheet)/(initial sheet thickness of the metal sheet); a fracture limit curve and a fracture limit stress are calculated from work hardening characteristics; a fracture limit curve corresponding to (the metal sheet bend radius at sheet thickness center)/(the initial sheet thickness of the metal sheet) is calculated; a corresponding fracture limit stress is calculated from stress of the element subject to determination and the fracture limit curve; a risk ratio that is a ratio between the stress of the element subject to determination and the fracture limit stress is computed; and performing fracture determination for the element subject to determination based on the risk ratio.. .
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation


06/09/16
20160160642 

Generating seismic pulses using piezoelectric devices to map fractures


The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Detectable signals are generated by particles introduced into the fractures.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


06/09/16
20160160625 

Method for developing oil or natural gas shale or tight rock formations in two step process


A method for developing oil or natural gas shale or tight rock formations by constructing wells in a two step process. The method includes an algorithm for determining under what conditions this two step process is the preferred option for developing a shale or tight rock resource.
Era Exploration Llc


06/09/16
20160160335 

High-strength plated steel sheet having superior plating properties, workability, and delayed fracture resistance, and producing same


The present invention relates to a high-strength plated steel sheet having a plated layer on a surface of a base steel sheet, contains predetermined steel compositions, and includes, in order from a base steel sheet side of an interface between the base steel sheet and the plated layer: a soft layer having a vickers hardness of 90% or less of a vickers hardness of a t/4 portion of the base steel sheet, where t is a thickness of the base steel sheet, and a hard layer having a structure containing martensite and bainite as main components. The soft layer has an average depth d of 20 μm or more, an internal oxide layer has an average depth d of 4 μm or more and less than d..
Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)


06/09/16
20160160311 

Method for forming blank and determining preforming shape


By using, as a raw material, a thick hot-rolled steel sheet having a chemical composition containing, by mass %, c: 0.02% or more and 0.10% or less, si: 0.05% or more and 0.30% or less, mn: 0.80% or more and 2.00% or less, and nb: 0.010% or more and 0.100% or less and satisfying the condition that a carbon equivalent ceq is 0.25% or more and 0.50% or less, a microstructure including a bainitic ferrite phase and/or a bainite phase, a high strength of 52 ksi or more in terms of yield strength and a high toughness of −45° c. Or lower in terms of fracture transition temperature vtrs, an electric resistance weld zone having a microstructure including a bainitic ferrite phase and/or a bainite phase and satisfying the condition that the ratio of the average crystal grain size of the coarsest-grain portion to the average crystal grain size of the finest-grain portion is 2.0 or less in every portion in the wall thickness direction is obtained..
Jfe Steel Corporation


06/09/16
20160160118 

Fracturing fluid for prevention of shale fracture hydration during well stimulation by hydraulic fracturing


Friction reducers for hydraulic fracturing fluids, hydraulic fracturing fluids containing the friction reducers, and methods of making and using same are disclosed. The friction reducers comprise ethylene oxide polymers, propylene oxide polymers, ethylene oxide-propylene oxide co-polymers, and combinations thereof, and can further comprise a dispersant, such as polypropylene glycol.

06/09/16
20160160117 

Treatment fluids containing polysaccharides with friction reducing grafts thereon


Method of treating a portion of a subterranean formation comprising: providing an aqueous-based treatment fluid comprising a friction-reducing grafted polymer wherein the friction-reducing grafted polymer comprises a friction-reducing polymer grafted to the polymer backbone; and, placing the aqueous-based treatment fluid into a portion of a subterranean formation. The treatment fluid may be (a) a fracturing fluid that is placed within the subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or extend at least one fracture within the portion of the subterranean formation; (b) a gravel packing fluid, further including particulates, placed into a wellbore annulus within the subterranean formation to form a particulate pack therein; or (c) a frac-packing fluid, further including particulates, placed within the formation to pack a fracture within the formation with particulates and to fill a wellbore annulus within the subterranean formation adjacent to the fracture with a gravel pack..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


06/09/16
20160159993 

Epoxy resin composition, fiber-reinforced composite material, and producing the same


Disclosed herein are an epoxy resin composition for fiber-reinforced composite materials which has low viscosity, high tg, high elastic modulus, and excellent fracture toughness and a fiber-reinforced composite material using such an epoxy resin composition which has excellent thermal properties, compressive strength, impact resistance, fatigue resistance, and open-hole tensile strength and which is suitable for producing structural parts of aircraft and the like. The epoxy resin composition comprises at least a given bifunctional epoxy resin as a component (a), a liquid aromatic diamine curing agent as a component (b), and core-shell polymer particles as a component (c), wherein the core-shell polymer particles as the component (c) contain epoxy groups in their shell and have a volume-average particle size of 50 to 300 nm..
Toray Industries, Inc.


06/09/16
20160158056 

Leak detection sensor for a stoma pouch and process for making same


A leak detection sensor includes a pair of electrodes, each electrode being coated with an electrically insulating coating having fractures formed therein having a breadth of less than 500 nm, whereby a current can flow between the electrodes when the electrodes are exposed to an electrically conductive fluid. An alarm is activatable in response to current flowing between the electrodes..
University Of Ulster




Fracture topics: Hydrocarbon, Aqueous Solution, Magnetic Field, Interstice, Frequency Band, High Density, Simulation, Computer Aided Engineering, Wave Energy, Active Solid, Epoxy Resin, Block Copolymer, Bone Fracture, Prosthetic, Interrupts

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