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Method for providing multiple fractures in a formation

Shell Oil

Method for providing multiple fractures in a formation

Well placement and fracture design optimization system, method and computer program product

Landmark Graphics

Well placement and fracture design optimization system, method and computer program product


Date/App# patent app List of recent Fracture-related patents
08/20/15
20150236317 
 Cap assembly and secondary battery including the same patent thumbnailCap assembly and secondary battery including the same
A cap assembly includes a current interrupt portion; a cap-up electrically connected with the current interrupt portion; and a gasket fixing the current interrupt portion and the cap-up, wherein the current interrupt portion comprises a vent portion comprising a safety vent configured to fracture when a predetermined pressure is applied thereon, and a cap-down comprising at least one hole configured to allow gas to flow in a direction toward the cap-up; and wherein an overall area of the at least one hole is about 0.12% to about 1.61% of a cross-sectional area of the gasket based on an outer diameter of the gasket.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150233226 
 Method for providing multiple fractures in a formation patent thumbnailMethod for providing multiple fractures in a formation
The invention includes providing a propped hydraulic fractures in a subterranean formation including the steps of: injecting a fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to initiate and propagate at least one hydraulic fracture wherein the fracturing fluid comprises a proppant; when the at least one hydraulic fracture has reached a target size, adding to the fracturing fluid a predetermined amount of a diverter material wherein the diverter material comprises material having a specified size distribution, and comprising a material that degrades at conditions of the subterranean formation, the diverter material effective to essentially block flow of fracturing fluid into the at least one fracture; and continuing to inject fracturing fluid at a pressure effective to initiate at least one additional fracture within the subterranean formation.. .
Shell Oil Company


08/20/15
20150233214 
 Well placement and fracture design optimization system, method and computer program product patent thumbnailWell placement and fracture design optimization system, method and computer program product
A well design system that utilizes geological characteristics and fracture growth behavior along of a vertical stratigraphic column of the formation in order to optimize well placement and fracture stimulation designs for the entire formation.. .
Landmark Graphics Corporation


08/20/15
20150233205 
 Pumping fluid to seal a subterranean fracture patent thumbnailPumping fluid to seal a subterranean fracture
The disclosure teaches a method of sealing fractures in a wellbore wherein the steps comprise pumping a first sealing fluid into a wellbore under pressure, monitoring the hydraulic pressure of the sealing fluid in the wellbore for an indicator of seal initialization, stopping the pumping of fluid into the wellbore, monitoring the hydraulic pressure of the sealing fluid in the wellbore, and pumping a second sealing fluid into the wellbore. The disclosure also includes the method wherein the concentration of sealing materials in the first fluid is greater than the concentration of sealing materials in the second fluid and the method wherein the first sealing fluid contains a higher concentration of larger diameter sealing materials than the second sealing fluid.
Sharp-rock Technologies, Inc.


08/20/15
20150233186 
 Drill bit patent thumbnailDrill bit
A rotating bit with cutters used in drilling operations to advance a borehole in the earth. The bit includes column cutters in the bit body in a recessed central area.
Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.p.


08/20/15
20150232633 
 Nanostructured thermoplastic polyimide films patent thumbnailNanostructured thermoplastic polyimide films
Structured films containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (“mwcnts”) have enhanced mechanical performance in terms of strength, fracture resistance, and creep recovery of polyimide (“pi”) films. Preferably, the loadings of mwcnts can be in the range of 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt %.
Tuskegee University


08/20/15
20150232602 
 Isoprene copolymer and  producing the same patent thumbnailIsoprene copolymer and producing the same
A copolymer having properties (durability (fracture resistance, abrasion resistance, and crack-growth resistance)) similar to those of natural rubber and a method of producing the copolymer are provided. An isoprene copolymer has a styrene block or a butadiene block at a terminal thereof, wherein styrene monomers account for less than 5 mol % of all monomers forming the isoprene copolymer having the styrene block; butadiene monomers account for 10 mol % or less of all monomers forming the isoprene copolymer having the butadiene block; and cis-1,4 bond content of a portion derived from isoprene accounts for at least 95% in total..
Bridgestone Corporation


08/20/15
20150231682 
 Press-forming mold designing method and press-forming mold patent thumbnailPress-forming mold designing method and press-forming mold
A prediction equation “r0/t(2r/t+(2r/t+1)εf)/2(1−(1+2r/t)εf)” is derived which predicts that bendability-dominated fracture will not occur when the critical surface strain εcritical is not exceeded by a strain on the metal sheet surface causing the occurrence of ductility-dominated fracture that is obtained from the minimum curvature radius r0 of a press-forming mold and the critical strain εf in a plane strain region in a forming limit diagram. The minimum curvature radius r0 of a mold required to prevent the occurrence of bendability-dominated fracture is estimated, and the mold is designed with a curvature radius that is not less than the curvature radius r0..
Jfe Steel Corporation


08/20/15
20150231642 
 Method and  fracturing polycrystalline silicon patent thumbnailMethod and fracturing polycrystalline silicon
The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for fracturing polycrystalline silicon, and the method comprises steps of placing the polycrystalline silicon in a water tank containing water; applying an instant high voltage to the water tank so that high-voltage discharge occurs in the water of the water tank to fracture the polycrystalline silicon. The apparatus comprises a high-voltage transformer (b), a high-voltage rectifier (g), a charging capacitor (c), a disconnecting switch (k), a water tank (f) containing water, and a first electrode (1) and a second electrode (2) which are submerged in the water tank (f), the first electrode and the second electrode being disposed with a certain distance therebetween, wherein a primary winding of the high-voltage transformer (b) is connected to mains supply, a first terminal of a secondary winding of the high-voltage transformer is sequentially connected to the high-voltage rectifier (g), the disconnecting switch (k) and the first electrodes (1), a second terminal of the secondary winding is grounded and connected to the second electrode (2), and the charging capacitor (c) is connected between a common terminal of the high-voltage rectifier (g) and the disconnecting switch (k) and a common terminal of the secondary winding and the second electrode (2).
Xinte Energy Co. Ltd. A Limited Company


08/20/15
20150230952 
 Controlled fracture connections for stents patent thumbnailControlled fracture connections for stents
The invention provides for intra-luminal stents, especially stent having controlled fracture connection, as well as, methods of making and using the same. In one embodiment, a stent for implantation into a vessel has a plurality of annular segments collectively forming tubular shape, characterized by at least first and second adjacent annular segments each defined by a plurality of struts and at least one joint interconnecting respective struts of the first and second segments on a non-permanent basis..
Covidien Lp


08/20/15
20150230840 

Flexible plate fixation of bone fractures


Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for fixation of a fractured bone. In various embodiments, the systems and plates may provide elastic suspension of the receiving holes relative to the osteosynthesis plate.
Zimmer, Inc.


08/20/15
20150230839 

Shark staple


An internal fixation comprising an integrated plate with a plurality of pins having double reverse barbs for use in orthopedic surgery to maintain reduction of osteotomy, fracture or arthrodesis site and to provide compression and stability across surfaces of bone for successful ossification and healing is disclosed.. .

08/20/15
20150230838 

Bone plate


An embodiment of a bone plate comprises a main body which is fixed to a side of the fracture and having a hole in which a connecting element is inserted for purposes of this fixation procedure; a movable part which is associated with the main body, is fixed to the other side of the fracture and having a hole in which a connecting element is inserted for purposes of this fixation procedure and being moveable with respect to the main body; a displacement mechanism enabling movement of the movable part relative to the main body, on the center of which it is positioned; a locking element which stops operation of the displacement mechanism, thereby restricting the movement of the movable part; and a displacement element which is associated with the displacement mechanism for controlling thereof externally.. .
Koc Universitesi


08/13/15
20150229006 

Sealed battery and manufacturing sealed battery


A sealed battery (1) is provided with a current interrupting mechanism (62) that interrupts current that flows through an electrode body (10) when an internal pressure (f) of a battery case (80) exceeds an operating pressure (g). The current interrupting mechanism includes a movable member (64) that includes a moving portion (64a) that moves with a rise in the internal pressure, and a conductive member (63) that is electrically connected to the electrode body.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/13/15
20150226043 

Limited entry phased preforating gun system and method


A limited entry perforating phased gun system and method for accurate perforation in a deviated/horizontal wellbore is disclosed. The system/method includes a gun string assembly (gsa) deployed in a wellbore with shaped charge clusters.
Geodynamics, Inc.


08/13/15
20150226027 

Method and materials for proppant fracturing with telescoping flow conduit technology


Acid-soluble plugs may be employed within telescoping devices to connect a reservoir face to a production liner without perforating. Such technology eliminates formation damage and debris removal associated with perforating, as well as reducing risk and time.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


08/13/15
20150224236 

Compositions and methods for delivering an agent to a wound


The invention provides compositions featuring chitosan and methods for using such compositions for the local delivery of biologically active agents to an open fracture, complex wound or other site of infection. Advantageously, the degradation and drug elution profiles of the chitosan compositions can be tailored to the needs of particular patients at the point of care (e.g., in a surgical suite, clinic, physician's office, or other clinical setting)..
University Of Memphis Research Foundation


08/13/15
20150224137 

Citrate-rich calcium-magnesium supplement and uses thereof


Disclosed is an effervescent preparation of calcium and magnesium with additional citric acid in a defined ratio. Also disclosed is the use of these compositions to raise cardioprotective citrate and magnesium in serum to help prevent heart attacks from calcium supplements, and to provide bioavailable calcium and magnesium to prevent osteoporosis-related fractures and low blood magnesium from the use of proton pump inhibitors..
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System


08/13/15
20150223843 

Bone screw system and method


An improved bone screw is disclosed which includes a shaft with distal portion having a threaded surface thereon, a sleeve having an opening which receives the shaft such that the shaft is able to move within the sleeve without moving the sleeve. A compressive device may be incorporated between the sleeve and the proximal portion of the shaft such that the compressive device forces the shaft and sleeve towards at least a portion each other, thereby maintaining the compressive load at the union of the fracture.
Orthoip, Llc


08/06/15
20150221816 

Workpiece cutting method


The object cutting method comprises a step of locating a converging point of laser light within a monocrystal sapphire substrate, while using a rear face of the monocrystal sapphire substrate as an entrance surface of the laser light, and relatively moving the converging point along each of a plurality of lines to cut set parallel to the m-plane and rear face of the substrate, so as to form first and second modified regions within the substrate along each line and cause a fracture to reach a front face. In this step, in each line, with respect to a tilted surface passing the first region while being parallel to the r-plane of the substrate, the second region is positioned on the side where the tilted surface and rear face form an acute angle..
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


08/06/15
20150218925 

Competition between transverse and axial hydraulic fractures in horizontal well


An apparatus and methods for forming a transverse fracture in a subterranean formation surrounding a wellbore including measuring a property along the length of the formation surrounding the wellbore, forming a stress profile of the formation, identifying a region of the formation to remove using the stress profile, removing the region with a device in the wellbore, and introducing a fluid into the wellbore, wherein a transverse fracture is more likely to form than if the region was not removed. Some embodiments benefit from computing the energy required to initiate and propagate a fracture from the region, optimizing the fluid introduction to minimize the energy required, and optimizing the geometry of the region..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


08/06/15
20150218924 

Method and resonant over-pressured well fracturing


Where fr is the frequency of resonance, c is a speed of sound in fluid, π equals 3.1415, r is the required width of fracture, h is a combined thickness of a casing and a cement bond surrounding the casing, w is a distance on a casing arch between an adjacent perforations, l is the required length of fracture.. .

08/06/15
20150218637 

Genetic markers for predicting responsiveness to fgf-18 compound


This application is directed to the use of biomarkers for predicting the sensitivity to treatment with an fgf-18 compound in a patient having a cartilage disorder, such as osteoarthritis, cartilage injury, fractures affecting joint cartilage or surgical procedures with impact on joint cartilage (e.g., microfracture), in order to reduce the risk of adverse events and increase the overall benefit after therapy.. .
Merck Patent Gmbh


08/06/15
20150218020 

Method and treating fracture water for removal of contaminants at a wellhead


A method and apparatus for removing the barium and strontium salts in water that flows back to the well head after hydrofracturing in gas well drilling. Trace levels of iron salts may also be removed from the waste frac water, followed by removal of the calcium and magnesium salts, where applicable.
Lake Country Fracwater Specialists, Llc


08/06/15
20150217938 

Hydraulic device with heating element


A hydraulic device is provided capable of moving heavy loads along a slotted track. The hydraulic device has a cylinder and piston unit, a jack that is connected to one or more ratcheting claws, and a sliding member having slots for placement of one or more ratcheting claws.
Ventura Hydraulic & Machine Works, Inc.


08/06/15
20150217400 

Method for cutting object to be processed


The object cutting method comprises the steps of locating a converging point of laser light within a monocrystal sapphire substrate, while using a rear face of the monocrystal sapphire substrate as an entrance surface of the laser light, and relatively moving the converging point from one side to the other side along each of a plurality of lines to cut set parallel to the a-plane and rear face of the substrate, so as to form a modified region within the substrate along each line; and thereafter exerting an external force on the object along each line, so as to extend a fracture occurring from the modified region, thereby cutting the object along each line.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


08/06/15
20150217399 

Workpiece cutting method


The object cutting method comprises a step of locating a converging point of laser light within a monocrystal sapphire substrate, while using a rear face of the monocrystal sapphire substrate as an entrance surface of the laser light, and relatively moving the converging point along each of a plurality of lines to cut set parallel to the m-plane and rear face of the substrate, so as to form a modified region within the substrate along each line and cause a fracture to reach a front face. In this step, t−[(d/2)−m]/tan α<z<t−e is satisfied, where e is the minimum allowable distance from a position where the converging point is located to the front face, and m is the amount of meandering of the fracture in the front face..
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


08/06/15
20150216724 

Contact lens wearing and removing clip


This invention relates to a contact lens tweezers, which comprising two tips for gripping contact lens; and two thin rods that are extended from the bottom of two tips and connect to legs, which are used for supporting two tips, the two thin rods having high flexibility, bendable and hard to fracture. The two thin rods are bendable to enable the two tips to be more fit with the contact lens when used to remove the contact lens.

08/06/15
20150216570 

Dynamic bone fracture plates


A bone fracture plate assembly including female and male plate portions. The female plate portion has a post, a female dovetail, and an extending arm with a group of ratchet teeth.
Spinal Simplicity Llc


08/06/15
20150216566 

Device for compression across fractures


A bone fixation device includes a first element extending from a first head to a first shaft along a first longitudinal axis and having a first channel extending therethrough. The first head rests against a portion of bone adjacent to a first hole through which the first shaft is inserted.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


08/06/15
20150216552 

Apparatus and methods for recannalization, valve repair and replacement


A scaffold is mounted on a balloon of a balloon catheter. The scaffold has closed cells which deform upon balloon expansion and generate forces that cause struts or other components of the scaffold to deflect outwardly to a diameter that is greater than the inflated diameter balloon.

07/30/15
20150213166 

Using fracture mechanism maps to predict time-dependent crack growth behavior under dwell conditions


A computing system for predicting crack growth behavior includes technologies to predict a time-dependent crack growth mechanism in a manufactured component once a crack has been initiated in the component. The computing system generates one or more time-dependent fracture mechanism maps for the component and uses the fracture mechanism maps to determine a modified dwell transition temperature for the component.
Rolls-royce Corporation


07/30/15
20150212224 

Singularity spectrum analysis of microseismic data


A method can include receiving locations of microseismic events associated with a fracturing operation performed in a geologic environment; determining an individual correlation exponent for one of the microseismic events based at least in part on distances where each of the distances is between the location of the one microseismic event and a location of another one of the microseismic events; and, based at least in part on the individual correlation exponent, associating the one of the microseismic events with a fracture generated or activated by the fracturing operation.. .
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/30/15
20150211347 

Process for inhibiting flow of fracturing fluid in an offset wellbore


Processes and systems for inhibiting the flow of fracturing fluid through one or more subterranean wells offset from the subterranean well being fractured. A fracturing fluid is injected under pressure via a first well penetrating and in fluid communication with a subterranean region of interest so as to fracture the subterranean region.
Petrovations Llc


07/30/15
20150211346 

Fracturing methods and systems


Hybrid gas fracturing methods and systems utilizing an early stage gas treatment fluid, which may contain a dispersed phase of fluid loss control agent particles, followed by a proppant stage(s) to form a fracture system having a branched tip region and a propped region between the branched tip region and the wellbore. Also, treatment fluids suitable for use in the methods and systems are disclosed..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/30/15
20150211339 

Quantification of skin in hydraulic fracturing of low and tight reservoirs


The feasibility of performing hydraulic fracturing can be assessed by analyzing the effect of skin on the overall deliverability of a reservoir. Aspects of the disclosure provide a method to determine equivalent skin in hydraulic fractured system through a semi analytical correlation obtained by numerical modeling.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


07/30/15
20150211321 

Plug


A plug for installation in a well, comprising a housing (2) that carries at least two discs (3, 4) of a brittle material that can be fractured by mechanical forces and with a core between the discs (3, 4). The core comprises particulate material in compact form..
Plugtech As


07/30/15
20150209477 

Compositions for biomedical applications


The invention relates to composite materials that contain a polymer matrix and aggregates, and in some embodiments, methods of making, and methods of using these materials. Preferably, the aggregates are calcium phosphate aggregates.
University Of Massachusetts Medical School


07/30/15
20150209093 

Implantable medical device for restoring alignment and stabilizing bone fractures and methods of using the same


There is disclosed an implantable medical device for restoring bone alignment and stabilizing a fracture, comprising a screwless bone plating system for contacting at least a portion of a bone. In one embodiment, the screwless bone plating system comprises at least one clamp comprising: a top portion; a bottom portion, and an attachment for securing the clamp to a bone without drilling a screw into the bone.

07/30/15
20150209092 

Knee hinge fixation application thereof


An orthopaedic implant knee hinge and surgical method for minimally invasive insertion of the orthopaedic implant knee hinge. The apparatus and method stabilizes the knee in patients after ligament surgery, conventional fixation of supracondylar and intracondylar fractures of the femur and/or tibial plateau and proximal tibia fractures.

07/30/15
20150209084 

Method and device for restabilization with axial rotation of the atlantoaxial junction


An apparatus for stabilizing an atlantoaxial junction while allowing for axial rotation in cases of acquired ligamentous injury or fracture of the dens.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/30/15
20150209082 

System and reducing and stabilizing a bone fracture


A spinal implant system includes an elongated implant defining a distal portion interconnected to a proximal portion. The distal portion includes a set of threads for joining the distal portion with a distal part of the bone fracture.
Life Spine, Inc.


07/30/15
20150209081 

Elongated pin for an external modular fixation system for temporary and/or permanent fixation applications and external modular fixation system


The invention relates to an elongated pin (2) for an external modular fixation system for temporary and/or permanent fixation applications to treat bone fractures and to connect two or more bone fragments to each other, comprising an elongated stem (3) extending along a longitudinal axis with a first end portion (4) and an opposite second end portion (5), said first end portion (4) having a tip for the insertion of the first end portion (4) into a bone, wherein said first end portion (4) has a conical shape with an external thread, forming a conical threaded end portion, the extension of said conical threaded end portion along the longitudinal axis being determined by the depth of penetration of the conical end portion limited to only the cortical portion of the bone.. .
Orthofix S.r.i.


07/30/15
20150209052 

Device for control of hemorrhage including stabilized point pressure device


A junctional and truncal tourniquet and hip-girdling pelvic sling device for maintaining a desired amount of tension surrounding a person's hips and pelvis to securely support and stabilize a pelvis that has been fractured and to secure a pressure applying device with a preferred amount of tension so that blood vessel-occluding pressure can be applied to stem hemorrhaging. The device may be wrapped around a patient's torso and may include inflatable pressure application bladders useful to occlude blood vessels proximal to an injury on a limb.
The Seaberg Company, Inc.


07/23/15
20150204178 

Hydraulic fracturing proppants


A method is given for treating a wellbore in a subterranean formation by hydraulic fracturing, slickwater fracturing, gravel packing, and the like, by using plate-like materials as some or all of the proppant or gravel. The plate-like materials are particularly useful in complex fracture systems, for example in shales.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/23/15
20150204176 

Methods for increased hydrocarbon recovery through mineralization sealing of hydraulically fractured rock followed by refracturing


The invention is a method of increasing hydrocarbon recovery through the biomineralization sealing of fractured geological formations followed by refracturing, including preparing a composition with biochemical components that is delivered into a geological subsurface through a cased well bore. Nutrient solutions are delivered into the geological subsurface through the well bore, thereby metabolizing the nutrient solutions with the biochemical components to create a mineralizing byproduct.
Montana State University


07/23/15
20150204175 

Method for enhancing fracture propagation in subterranean formations


The present invention provides a method of hydraulically fracturing a well penetrating an subterranean formation by optimizing the spacing of fractures along a wellbore to form a complex network of hydraulically connected fractures by identifying a deviated wellbore in a subterranean formation; introducing a series of fractures in the deviated wellbore, wherein the series of fractures comprising at least a first fracture, a second fracture, a third fracture and a fourth fracture each separated by a non-uniformed and an increased spacing distance such that the spacing distance from each adjacent fracture in the series of fractures is at an increased distance; and forming one or more complex fractures extending from the series of fractures to form a complex fracture network.. .
Texas Tech University System


07/23/15
20150204174 

System and performing stimulation operations


A system and method is provided for performing a fracturing operation about a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The method may acquire integrated wellsite data.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/23/15
20150204166 

Apparatus and preparing and delivering a fluid mixture using direct proppant injection


An apparatus and method for preparing and delivering a fluid mixture. The apparatus including a high pressure differential solids feeder assembly and a pressurized mixing apparatus.
General Electric Company


07/23/15
20150204134 

Forced entry resistance system for wooden doors and manufacturing doors with such system


A forced entry resistance system for a wooden door built with a lock-stile and a hinge-stile includes one or more metal mounts pre-installed inside the door stiles and concealed by door panels. A doorframe mount may be pre-installed inside the lock-jamb at the lock-strike-plate and multiple doorframe mounts may be installed inside the hinge-jamb in the vicinity where door-stile fracture-resistant mounts and hinge reinforcement latch bolts are installed.

07/23/15
20150204008 

Manufacturing a colored high-strength fiber and a colored high-strength fiber


A manufacturing method of a colored high-strength fiber has a preparation step, a dyeing step and a post-processing step. In the preparation step: a high-strength fiber substrate is surface-treated by solvent, and a surface of the high-strength fiber substrate is fractured, such that a surface-treated substrate is manufactured.

07/23/15
20150203917 

Prognosis biomarkers in cartilage disorders


This application is directed to the use of biomarkers for prognosing disease severity in a subject having a cartilage disorder, such as osteoarthritis, cartilage injury, fractures affecting joint cartilage or surgical procedures with impact on joint cartilage (e.g., microfracture). It also describes a method of predicting sensitivity to a drug prior to drug administration in a subject having a cartilage disorder, as well as clinical management based on the likelihood of said patients of being non-sensitive, sensitive or highly sensitive to a drug treatment..
Merck Patent Gmbh


07/23/15
20150203744 

Resin composition, coated particles, injection material and injecting injection material into fracture


A resin composition is used for forming a surface layer coating at least a part of an outer surface of a particle. The particle is adapted to be packed into a fracture formed in a subterranean formation, and contains a thermosetting resin and a hydrophilic polymer.
Durez Corporation


07/23/15
20150203743 

Methods for treating subterranean formations


A method of fracturing a subterranean formation using a formulation comprising oil, polyvinylalcohol, water and, optionally, a proppant. The method involves introducing the formulation into the formation at a pressure sufficient to fracture the formation..
Oilflow Solutions Inc.


07/23/15
20150202679 

Method of making strip formed by web-connected wires


The method serves for the production of a wire strip (1) comprising a plurality of wires (2) arranged parallel to each other. For this purpose a metal strip is first pre-notched either on one side or both sides for the formation of the wires (2), whereby wires (2) are generated which are still connected to webs (3).

07/23/15
20150202670 

Method for producing steel fibers


A method of making steel fibers, preferably for use as a concrete additive, and for the supply thereof in making steel fiber concrete, characterized in that to form the steel fibers (2) first a sheet-metal strip (1) is notched either on one face or both faces so as to form steel-fiber wires (4) that are initially connected together by webs (5), and that further, for subsequently converting the webs (5) into thin easily mutually separable separation webs forming separation surfaces that are fracture-rough and low in burring upon separation, the steel-fiber strip is subjected to a flexing process in which each web (5) is subjected to multiple bending deformations about its longitudinal axis in such a way that incipient cracks are produced at the webs (5) due to fatigue fracture and thus the separation webs are produced.. .
Cent & Cent Gmbh & Co Kg


07/23/15
20150202631 

Rotary collider air mill


A rotary collider air mill apparatus that uses accelerated air moving at high velocities as the primary reduction medium is described. The apparatus produces turbulent air currents and shear waves within a polygonal housing whereby solid particles introduced into the housing repeatedly collide with each other and are fractured into smaller particles.

07/23/15
20150202349 

Compositions and methods for the treatment of bone voids and open fractures


The present invention relates to compositions, methods and medical devices for the treatment of bone voids and bone defects. The methods of the invention comprise the step of applying to a bone void or bone defect site a composition comprising a matrix which provides local prolonged release of at least one antibiotic agent at the bone void site..
Polypid Ltd.


07/23/15
20150201981 

Apparatus for the constant-angle fixation and compression of a fracture or osteotomy of a bone


Apparatus for the fixed-angle fixation and compression of a fracture site or osteotomy of a bone includes a bone plate having a plurality of holes and bone screws with a threaded head. The bone screws accommodated in the holes are screwed into the bone.
Merete Medical Gmbh


07/23/15
20150201980 

Device for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures


The present invention relates to a device for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures. The device comprises at least two fixation means (1) and a securing plate (17).
Swemac Innovation Ab


07/23/15
20150201979 

Intramedullary nails


The present invention is generally directed to intramedullary nails that can include a keel configured for rotational stabilization and/or a multi-sectioned rod configured to apply compression to a fracture.. .
Globus Medical, Inc


07/23/15
20150201978 

Intramedullary pin


An intramedullary pin (1) is provided. The intramedullary pin has a self-locking distal end that can be used for treating metadiaphyseal fractures of long bones such as the humerus.

07/16/15
20150198649 

Vacuum chamber machine with spring fracture detection


The invention relates to a vacuum chamber packaging machine with spring fracture detection. A first electrical line can be provided connecting springs to a controller, where interruption of the line due to a fractured spring may be detected by the controller via an applied voltage, so that no safety deficiency arises..
Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/16/15
20150198028 

Fracture monitoring and characterisation


fracture monitoring and characterisation of a subterranean fracturing process is described. Hydraulic fracturing conditions intended to induce tensile crack opening or compressional crack closure of a fracture responsible for a microseismic event in the earth formation are selected and a hydraulic fracturing operation is performed using the selected conditions to cause tensile crack opening or compressional crack closure of the fracture responsible for a microseismic event in the earth formation.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


07/16/15
20150197860 

Process of producing a ceramic matrix composite


A process of producing a ceramic matrix composite (cmc) is provided the steps of preparing a ceramic material having a plurality of pores as a cmc substrate; heating a metal material to be molten wherein the metal material has a melting point lower than the cmc substrate and has a high activity; adding the cmc substrate to the molten metal material so that the molten metal material enters the pores of the cmc substrate to occur chemical reactions; removing the cmc substrate filled with the molten metal material; and cooling the removed cmc substrate filled with the molten metal material to form a cmc having a plurality of metal grains. Plain strain fracture toughness (kic) of typical ceramic s26 is 4.53 mpa m1/2.

07/16/15
20150197630 

Method for manufacturing polymer composition and the polymer composition


An object of the present invention is to provide a polymer composition having properties resembling those of natural rubber, e.g. Good durability (fracture resistance, wear resistance, and crack growth resistance), and a method for manufacturing the polymer composition.
Bridgestone Corporation


07/16/15
20150196816 

Ball bat with a fused end cap


A ball bat includes an end cap that is fused directly or indirectly to an inner or outer surface of the bat barrel. In one embodiment, a sleeve is molded or bonded to an inner surface or an outer surface of the bat barrel.
Easton Sports, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196332 

Variable length device and method


A method for treating a complex fracture with a variable length nail is provided. The nail is configured for at least 5 mm of axial length change in each direction.
Ellipse Technologies, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196264 

Method and system for bone fracture risk assessment


A method and system for quantitatively evaluating bone fracture risk in a living being are provided that generate a value for an index indicative of a degree of bone fracture risk. In one embodiment, the method includes the step of acquiring values for a height h, a weight w, and a bone mineral density bmd of the living being.
Cyberlogic, Inc.


07/09/15
20150192005 

Method of subsurface reservoir fracturing using electromagnetic pulse energy


A method for initiating and/or propagating fractures in a hydrocarbon reservoir, to improve fluid-flow permeability and hydrocarbon production. The method comprises the use of at least one electromagnetic energy pulse to both heat the reservoir rock and water within, causing thermal pressurization, and initiate electrokinetic pressurization..
Husky Oil Operations Limited


07/09/15
20150191998 

Seat assembly with counter for isolating fracture zones in a well


A specially designed rotary indexing system and associated operational methods are incorporated in a downhole control device, representatively a sliding sleeve valve, having an outer tubular member in which an annular plug seat is coaxially disposed. The plug seat is resiliently expandable between a first diameter and a larger second diameter and is illustratively of a circumferentially segmented construction.
Utex Industries, Inc.


07/09/15
20150191537 

Antibodies specific for sclerostin and methods for increasing bone mineralization


Compositions and methods relating to antibodies that specifically bind to tgf-beta binding proteins are provided. These methods and compositions relate to altering bone mineral density by interfering with the interaction between a tgf-beta binding protein sclerostin and a tgf-beta superfamily member, particularly a bone morphogenic protein.
Ucb Pharma S.a.


07/09/15
20150191388 

Methods and free-shape cutting of flexible thin glass


Methods and apparatus provide for supporting a source glass sheet and defining an at least partially non-straight cutting line that establishes a closed pattern that circumscribes a desired final shape; scoring the glass sheet at an initiation line using a mechanical scoring device; applying a laser beam to the glass sheet starting at the initiation line and continuously moving the laser beam relative to the glass sheet along the cutting line to elevate a temperature of the glass sheet at the cutting line to a substantially consistent temperature, where the laser beam is of a circular shape; and applying a cooling fluid simultaneously with the application of the laser beam, such that the cooling fluid at least reduces the temperature of the glass sheet in order to propagate a fracture in the glass sheet along the cutting line.. .
Corning Incorporated


07/09/15
20150190239 

Biologic vertebral reconstruction


A device and method for biologic vertebral reconstruction utilizes a biologically active jacket inserted into a cavity formed in a vertebra to be reconstructed. An artificial bone material is inserted into the biologically active jacket and allowed to set.
Amendia, Inc.


07/09/15
20150190136 

Multifunctional core for two-piece hemostasis clip


A device includes a clip including first and second arms distal ends of which are biased apart and a core member including first and second portions connected to one another via a frangible link. The first portion includes a first protrusion for engaging a cut-out in the first arm.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


07/02/15
20150189751 

Wiring board, fabricating the same, and electronic apparatus


A wiring board includes a conductor formed on an inner wall of a through hole made in a core board, resin formed inside the conductor in the through hole, and, for example, a land formed over the conductor and the resin. Vias are formed over the land.
Fujitsu Limited


07/02/15
20150187888 

Engineered substrates for use in crystalline-nitride based devices


A spalling process can be employed to generate a fracture at a predetermined depth within a high quality crystalline nitride substrate, such as a bulk gan substrate. A first crystalline conductive film layer can be separated, along the line of fracture, from the crystalline nitride substrate and subsequently bonded to a layered stack including a traditional lower-cost substrate.
Veeco Instruments, Inc.


07/02/15
20150184507 

System, method, & computer program product to determine placement of fracture stimulation points using minerology


Systems and related methods to alter and optimize the placement of fracture initiation points through utilization of mineralogy.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/02/15
20150184491 

Line manifold for concurrent fracture operations


A modular, adjustable system for distributing fluids to one or more wellbores includes a plurality of modules that can be arranged at a well site to create an appropriate manifold to enable selective fluid communication between a fluid pumping system and the one or more wellbores. The modules each include a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet and a valve coupled therebetween to selectively permit or restrict fluid flow between the respective fluid inlets and fluid outlets.

07/02/15
20150184489 

Toe sleeve isolation system for cemented casing in borehole


An apparatus deploys on a casing and has a toe with first and second ports for communicating with a wellbore. A packing element between the ports is actuatable to isolate portions of the wellbore.
Weatherford/lamb, Inc.


07/02/15
20150184065 

Electrically conductive proppant and methods for detecting, locating and characterizing the electrically conductive proppant


Electrically conductive proppants and methods for detecting, locating, and characterizing same are provided. The electrically conductive proppant can include a substantially uniform coating of an electrically conductive material having a thickness of at least 500 nm.
Sandia Corporation




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