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08/18/16
20160237799 
 Method of acquiring information of hydraulic fracture geometry for evaluating and optimizing well spacing for multi-well pad patent thumbnailMethod of acquiring information of hydraulic fracture geometry for evaluating and optimizing well spacing for multi-well pad
A method for optimizing well spacing for a multi-well pad which includes a first group of wells and a second group of wells is provided. The method includes the steps of: creating a fracture in a stage in a first well in the first group of wells; isolating a next stage in said first well in the first group of wells from said stage; creating a fracture in said next stage in the first well in the first group after the step of isolating; measuring a pressure by using a pressure gauge in direct fluid communication with said next stage in the first well in the first group of wells; creating a fracture in one or more stages in a well in the second group of wells in a manner such that the fracture in the well in the second group of wells induces the pressure measured in the first well to change; and recording the pressure change in the next stage of the first well..
Statoil Gulf Services Llc


08/18/16
20160237767 
 Solids in borehold fluids patent thumbnailSolids in borehold fluids
A fluid used in a borehole containing suspended solid objects made by an additive manufacturing process. An additive process of solidifying a liquid composition at a succession of selected locations within a workspace, in accordance with a digital design allows a wide variety of shapes to be made.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


08/18/16
20160237535 
 High toughness secondary hardening steels with nickel as a primary strength and toughening agent patent thumbnailHigh toughness secondary hardening steels with nickel as a primary strength and toughening agent
Steel alloys having high yield and ultimate tensile strengths in combination with high toughness based on medium carbon secondary hardening steel compositions having low cobalt content. Nickel is added to the medium carbon secondary hardening steel compositions to increase the yield and tensile strengths and fracture toughness.
Carnegie Mellon University


08/18/16
20160237529 
 Lightweight, crash-sensitive automotive component patent thumbnailLightweight, crash-sensitive automotive component
The present invention provides a easting having increased crashworthiness including an aluminum alloy of about 6.0 wt % to about. 8.0 wt % si; about 0.12 wt % to about 0.25 wt % mg; less than or equal to about 0.35 wt % cu; less than or equal to about 4.0 wt % zn; less than or equal to about 0.6 wt % mn; and less than or equal to about 0.15 wt % fe, wherein the east body is treated to a t5 or t6 temper and has a tensile strength ranging from 100 mpa to 180 mpa and has a critical fracture strain greater than 10%.
Shipston Aluminum Technologies (michigan), Inc.


08/18/16
20160237341 
 Porous cement composition for propping fractures open patent thumbnailPorous cement composition for propping fractures open
A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising: introducing a fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation to create or enhance one or more fractures in the subterranean formation; introducing a cement composition into the one or more fractures, wherein the cement composition comprises: (a) cement; (b) water; and (c) an additive; and allowing the cement composition to set, wherein the additive creates a plurality of pores within the set cement.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237338 
 Pretreatment of subterranean formations for dendritic fracturing patent thumbnailPretreatment of subterranean formations for dendritic fracturing
Provided are methods for pretreating a subterranean formation that include introducing into at least a portion of the subterranean formation: a first composition containing an oxidant in an aqueous base; and a second composition containing an acid and a compound that generates a non-oxygen gas upon reaction with the oxidant. Pretreating a subterranean formation according to these methods reduces the fracture toughness of the rock and establishes conditions favoring the growth of dendritic fracture..
Ypf Tecnologia Sa


08/18/16
20160237252 
 Resin composition and resin shaped product patent thumbnailResin composition and resin shaped product
There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237251 
 Resin composition and resin shaped product patent thumbnailResin composition and resin shaped product
There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237250 
 Resin composition and resin shaped product patent thumbnailResin composition and resin shaped product
There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237249 
 Resin composition and resin shaped product patent thumbnailResin composition and resin shaped product
There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160235452 

Bone peg having improved extraction


A bone peg configured for cooperation with a threaded aperture on a bone plate for use in stabilizing a fracture of a bone can include a head portion and a shaft portion. The head portion can have a head threaded portion that incorporates head threads having a first pitch.
Biomet C.v.


08/18/16
20160235445 

Compressive distal humerus plating system


A system for compressing a fracture can include a first bone plate having a first proximal end and a first distal end, and a second bone plate having a second proximal end and a second distal end. The second bone plate can be spaced apart from the first bone plate.
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc


08/11/16
20160233125 

Method for transferring a useful layer


A method for transferring a useful layer onto a carrier comprises formation of an embrittlement plane by implantation of light species into a first substrate in such a manner as to define the bounds of a useful layer between this plane and a surface of the first substrate, mounting of the carrier onto the surface of the first substrate so as to form an assembly to be fractured, and thermal fracture treatment of the first substrate along the embrittlement plane in such a manner as to transfer the useful layer onto the support. During the thermal fracture treatment, the degree of peripheral adhesion is reduced at the interface between the carrier and the first substrate..
Soitec


08/11/16
20160231444 

Tomographic imaging of fracture - fault permeability zones during cementing operations


Disclosed are various embodiments of methods for identifying faults and fractures, and other permeable features, within geologic layers during a drilling operation comprising; recording microseismic data during a drilling operation; recording times and positions of a drill bit in a well bore during the drilling operation; processing microseismic data at a plurality of selected times and locations to image microseismic events and identifying faults and fractures, and other permeable features, from corresponding images of microseismic events. In other embodiments, the integrity of a cementing operation may be verified by recording microseismic data during a cementing operation; recording times and positions of a cementing operation in a well bore during the cementing operation; processing microseismic data at a plurality of selected times and locations to image microseismic events and identifying faults and fractures, and other permeable features, within the cemented zone from corresponding images of microseismic events..
Global Ambient Seismic, Inc.


08/11/16
20160230547 

Estimating permeability in unconventional subterranean reservoirs using diagnostic fracture injection tests


In an example diagnostic fracture injection test (dfit), or a “minifrac,” a fracturing fluid is pumped at a relatively constant rate and high pressure to achieve a fracture pressure of a subterranean formation. Sometime after achieving formation fracture pressure, the pump is shut off and the well is shut in, such that the pressure within the sealed portion of the well equilibrates with the pressure of the subterranean formation.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/11/16
20160230526 

Placement and uses of lateral assisting wellbores and/or kick-off wellbores


Improving the flow of hydrocarbons from shale lateral wellbores in unconventional wellbores may be accomplished with various configurations of assisting lateral wellbores and/or kick-off wellbores from primary lateral wellbores and/or secondary or assisting lateral wellbores. By extending fracture networks from adjacent lateral wellbores and/or adjacent kick-off wellbores so that the fracture networks from different wellbores are in fluid communication with one another, the flow of various fluids between the adjacent wellbores provides another dimension of control over the wellbores and fracture networks used to recover hydrocarbons from the shale intervals of interest..
Baker Hughes Incorporated


08/11/16
20160230524 

Planning and performing re-fracturing operations based on microseismic monitoring


An embodiment of a method of stimulating an earth formation includes: disposing a stimulation device at a borehole in an earth formation, the earth formation having been stimulated by an initial stimulation operation; subsequent to the stimulation operation, performing a probe operation configured to cause movement of existing fractures in the formation; and measuring microseismic events occurring in the formation by one or more seismic receivers. The method further includes: identifying one or more target zones in the formation based on the measuring, the one or more target zones exhibiting a reduced micro seismicity relative to another zone in the formation; and designing a re-stimulation operation configured to stimulate the one or more target zones to increase hydrocarbon production from the formation..
Magnitude Microseismic Llc


08/11/16
20160230515 

Systems and methods for increasing fracture complexity using acoustic energy


A system is configured to fracture a formation surrounding a subterranean wellbore. In one example, the system includes a tool string configured to be deployed in the wellbore, and an acoustic pulse generator connected to the tool string and configured to transmit acoustic pressure pulses into the formation.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/11/16
20160230511 

Method for determining triaxial conductivity with arbitrary orientation using multiaxial electromagnetic measurements


A system and method of performing a fracture operation at a wellsite about a subterranean formation is disclosed. The method involves, obtaining wellsite measurements by placing a downhole tool in a wellbore and using the downhole tool to acquire measurements of the subterranean formation, simulating the obtained wellsite measurements to determine formation parameters comprising conductivity tensors based on a formation model of the measured subterranean formation, validating the formation model by comparing the obtained wellsite measurements with the simulated wellsite measurements, generating fracture parameters and triaxiality indicators based on the validated formation model, and fracturing the subterranean formation based on the generated fracture parameters and triaxiality indicators..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


08/11/16
20160230491 

Fluid supply to sealed tubulars


A drill-to-the-limit (dttl) drilling method variant to managed pressure drilling (mpd) applies constant surface backpressure, whether the mud is circulating (choke valve open) or not (choke valve closed). Because of the constant application of surface backpressure, the dttl method can use lighter mud weight that still has the cutting carrying ability to keep the borehole clean.
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc


08/11/16
20160230271 

Heating vessel for preventing leakage of high temperature metal material and manufacture method thereof


The present invention is related with a heating vessel for preventing leakage of high temperature metal material and a manufacture method thereof. The heating vessel comprises: an internal heating vessel employed for containing metal material, an external heating vessel employed to be heated by a heating apparatus and a top cap having a vapor hole employed for escape of the vaporized metal material; the internal heating vessel is completely contained in the external heating vessel and positionally fixed relative to the external heating vessel, and an interspace exists between a side wall of the internal heating vessel and a side wall of the external heating vessel, and the top cap is fixed on tops of the internal heating vessel and the external heating vessel to cover opens of the internal heating vessel and the external heating vessel.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


08/11/16
20160230260 

Steel for high-strength bolts which has excellent delayed fracture resistance and bolt formability, and bolt


[c]−(0.07×[mo]+0.20×[v])≦0.20  (2). .

08/11/16
20160229153 

Composite laminate with reinforcement of metal mesh


A composite laminate includes two composite layers, at least one metal mesh of high strength and high capability of absorbing impact energy, and multiple unidirectional fibrous layers, wherein the metal mesh and the unidirectional fibrous layers are disposed between the two composite layers. By adding the metal mesh to a composite laminate for making parts, such as front forks, frames, and seat posts of bicycles, an interlocking structure can be formed in the composite laminate.
Advanced Materials Technology Innovation Company


08/11/16
20160229026 

Retainer ring, polishing apparatus, and manufacturing semiconductor device


In accordance with an embodiment, a polishing apparatus includes a polishing table and a polishing head. A retainer ring is attached to a surface of the polishing head.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


08/11/16
20160227822 

Food composition


The present invention provides a food composition that makes it possible to effectively conduct mastication and swallowing training. The food composition contains a starch, a gelling agent, a paste, and water, the amount of the water contained in the composition being 65 wt % or more and less than 90 wt %, the total amount of the starch, the gelling agent, the paste, and the water being 85 to 100 wt %, the composition having a fracture stress of 20,000 to 70,000 n/m2..
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.


08/04/16
20160223513 

Repeatable and comparable inspeciton of concrete joints


A joint inspection system is described herein that develops and implements a practical, rapid imaging system to detect the presence of contaminants or moisture on the adhesion surfaces of a joint and to identify the presence of micro-fractures, fractures, or anomalies that will affect the integrity of the concrete adjacent to the joint faces (elements that could develop into post-construction spalling). The system utilizes existing technologies to provide an accurate, comprehensive, permanent, reviewable, comparable, location-identifiable imagery of the joint channel and the pavement surfaces immediately adjacent to the channel.

08/04/16
20160222974 

Stator component of vacuum pump


The present invention provides a stator component of a vacuum pump, which is suitable for reducing the fracture energy (energy of fracture that occurs when a rotor of the pump is damaged during its rotation) and the size of the pump, and also provides a vacuum pump having this stator component. In the vacuum pump, a spacer or of a thread groove pump stator, which is a stator component forms a gap satisfying the following <<condition>> between an outer circumferential surface of each of housed in a pump case of the vacuum pump, and an inner circumferential surface of the pump case, with the stator component being housed in the pump case.
Edwards Japan Limited


08/04/16
20160222772 

Pseudoelastic materials as additives to enhance hydraulic fracturing


Systems and methods for enhancing hydraulic fracturing productivity for recovery of a reservoir fluid from a reservoir formation having an open fracture includes providing a shape memory filter that is pseudoelastically deformed and contained within a soluble container. The shape memory filter and soluble container are pumped into the open fracture so that the soluble container dissolves and the shape memory filter returns to an expanded filter shape.
Aramco Services Company


08/04/16
20160221732 

Anti-tamper synthetic elastomeric cap structure and production


An anti-tamper synthetic elastomeric cap structure, of the type having a dilated external head in abutment with an apex to form a “t-cap”, includes a composite structure having, embedded in the head, an endoskeleton with external appendages that provides a cage having a circumferential projection, with respect to a penetrating body under the head that defines a band having a notching therein and disposed about the neck of a bottle to provide a pre-fracture line and a grasping appendage.. .
Supercap S.r.l.


08/04/16
20160220740 

Biologically active implants


This invention relates to an implant for treating pathological changes in the spinal column and/or locomotor system. According to one embodiment of the invention, the implant has a surface, a body, and an enamel-like or varnish-like coating that is up to 100 μm thick, comprises a biodegradable polymer such as polylactide which has a mean molecular weight of 100 kda or less, forms an adhesive bond to the surface of the body such that when the implant is implanted, mechanical friction will not abrade or damage the coating, and is adapted to contact bone when implanted.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220531 

Methods and compositions to enhance bone growth comprising a statin


Implantable medical devices and methods are provided that have one or more statins disposed therein. The medical devices may be implanted at near or in a bone defect to enhance bone growth.
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220290 

Bone screw with multiple thread profiles for far cortical locking and flexible engagement to a bone


Osteosynthesis constructs for treating bone fractures and bone screws for use in such systems are disclosed. The bone screws include a threaded front section configured for engagement with cortical bone, a threaded mid-section and an unthreaded neck section configured for limited movement within the near cortex of the bone.
Zimmer, Inc.


08/04/16
20160220289 

Bone fracture treatment apparatus and method


A tubular mesh implant is provided for fracture fixation. The implant has a rest length between first and second opposite ends, and a central opening defining a rest inner diameter.
Union Surgical, Llc


07/28/16
20160217954 

Shape memory circuit breakers


A shape memory circuit breaker includes a shape memory substrate having first and second opposed substrate ends. The shape memory substrate is configured to transition from a strained conductive configuration to a fractured non-conductive configuration.
Raytheon Company


07/28/16
20160216558 

Strengthened glass substrates for polarizers and color filters


A strengthened glass substrate can include a polysiloxane film on at least one surface of the glass substrate. The polysiloxane film can be under internal compressive stress.
Empire Technology Development Llc


07/28/16
20160215607 

Monte carlo automated refracture selection tool


A method and computer-readable medium for selecting a wellbore for refracture is disclosed. A parameter is selected that is related a refracture decision and an influence value of the parameter on the refracture decision is determined.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


07/28/16
20160215594 

Directional permeability upscaling of a discrete fracture network


A method for estimating an upscaled directional permeability of a formation includes: receiving a discrete fracture network (dfn), aligning the dfn in a desired direction; cropping the dfn to a desired size having boundaries. The method further includes identifying a fracture plane or fracture planes that are connected with each other and establish a path between the boundaries of the cropped dfn and creating a pipe model of the identified fracture plane or planes that includes one or more conduits connecting one boundary to another boundary.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


07/28/16
20160215569 

Shank adaptor with fracture resistant flushing hole


A rock drilling shank adaptor includes an elongate body having an internal flushing bore and an entry hole through the sidewall of the adaptor in fluid communication with the internal bore. The flushing hole is optimised to reduce the likelihood of fracture at the wall of the adaptor and in particular includes straight sections at axially forward and rearwardmost regions of the hole..
Sandvik Intellectual Property Ab


07/28/16
20160215207 

Resin composition, injection material and packing method


A resin composition of the present invention is used for forming surface layers coating at least a part of outer surfaces of particles, the particles adapted to be packed in fractures formed in a subterranean formation. The resin composition contains an acid curing agent having an acidic group, an acid curable resin to be cured in the presence of an acid, and a polyester.
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160215206 

Coated particles, injection material and packing method


Coated particles of the present invention are adapted to be packed in fractures formed in a subterranean formation. Each of the coated particles includes: a core particle having an outer surface; and a surface layer coating at least a part of the outer surface of the core particle, wherein the surface layer contains an acid curing agent and an acid curable resin to be cured in the presence of an acid, and wherein the acid curing agent is composed of acidic compounds having acidic groups, and at least a part of the acidic groups of the acidic compounds are blocked by block compounds having reactivity with the acidic groups.
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160215205 

Enhancing fracturing and complex fracturing networks in tight formations


Methods of fracturing and, in certain embodiments, to methods of fracturing to enhance the communication between a primary fracture and its corresponding complex fracture network.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/28/16
20160215202 

Sequential surfactant treatments for enhancing fracturing fluid recovery


Methods involving the sequential application of surfactants to improve fluid recovery and control fluid loss in conjunction with subterranean fracturing treatments are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing a first surfactant into a portion of a subterranean formation; allowing the first surfactant to increase the oil-wettability of at least a portion of a fracture face in the portion of the subterranean formation; ceasing the introduction of the first surfactant into the portion of the subterranean formation; introducing a second surfactant into the portion of the subterranean formation; and allowing the second surfactant to increase the water-wettability of the portion of the fracture face in the portion of the subterranean formation..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/28/16
20160213716 

Bone augmentation utilizing muscle-derived progenitor compositions, and treatments thereof


The present invention provides muscle-derived progenitor cells that show long-term survival following transplantation into body tissues and which can augment non-soft tissue following introduction (e.g. Via injection, transplantation, or implantation) into a site of non-soft tissue (e.g.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education


07/28/16
20160213413 

Cannulated bone screws


An exemplary bone screw includes a proximal section including a first outer thread, a center section including a second outer thread, an unthreaded distal section on an opposite side of the center section from the proximal section, a channel extending from the proximal section to a distal opening of the unthreaded distal section, and at least one side opening extending from the channel to an outer surface of the unthreaded distal section. In some embodiments, the at least one side opening includes a cutting edge configured to cut a material as the bone screw is rotated in a direction for removing the bone screw.
Arthrex, Inc.


07/28/16
20160213412 

Self-compressing screws for generating and applying compression within a body


A compression screw comprising: a shaft capable of being stretched, the shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the shaft comprising a bone-engaging feature and the distal end of the shaft comprising a distal screw thread, and the proximal end of the shaft comprising a drive feature for turning the shaft; wherein inserting the compression screw into bone across a fracture line generates a force, and wherein the force generates a stress in the shaft that causes the shaft to stretch to less than its elastic limit; and wherein, after the shaft is inserted into a bone, the shaft attempts to foreshorten to its original un-stretched condition, thereby generating and maintaining compression across the fracture line.. .
Mx Orthopedics, Corp.


07/28/16
20160213319 

Bone fixation system and associated method


A method of monitoring a bone fracture in an individual. The method comprises the steps of: measuring a first parameter indicative of the load on said bone fracture; measuring a second parameter indicative of the activity level of said individual; obtaining a plurality of values for said first and second parameters; correlating said values to determine a measure of bone fracture condition; monitoring a change in said correlation over time; and determining a measure of the change in bone fracture condition over time.

07/21/16
20160209545 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.



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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