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 Fe-co-based alloy sputtering target material, and  producing same patent thumbnailFe-co-based alloy sputtering target material, and producing same
Provided is a fe—co-based alloy sputtering target material having a composition represented as an atomic ratio by the compositional formula: (fea—co100-a)100-b-c-d—tab—nbc-md, wherein 0<a≦80, 0≦b≦10, 0≦c≦15, 5≦b+c≦15, 2≦d≦20, 15≦b+c+d≦25, and m represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of mo, cr and w, with the balance consisting of unavoidable impurities, wherein the sputtering target material has a bending fracture strain εfb at 300° c. Of 0.4% or more..
Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

 Systems and methods for optimizing existing wells and designing new wells based on the distribution of average effective fracture lengths patent thumbnailSystems and methods for optimizing existing wells and designing new wells based on the distribution of average effective fracture lengths
Systems and methods for optimizing existing wells and designing new wells based on the distribution of each average effective fracture length for a respective per fracturing stage with respect to different reservoir properties.. .
Landmark Graphics Corporation

 Regression relationship approaches patent thumbnailRegression relationship approaches
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for improving well production using a regression relationship approach. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes at least one processor and at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations for analyzing a first set of data from at least one previously drilled well to predict fracture orientation for determining a drilling angle to optimize drilling of a new well by increasing fracture density along the new wellbore..
Landmark Graphics Corporation

 Cold work tool steel with outstanding weldability patent thumbnailCold work tool steel with outstanding weldability
A cold work tool steel with average or above wear resistance, a hardness in excess of 60 hrc and a very good toughness but with considerably lower carbon contents leading to highly improved weldability is obtained by combining the presence of primary carbides (or alternatively nitrides and/or borides) with other strengthening mechanisms like precipitation hardening or even solid solution. Vanadium rich mc type carbides, modified with refractory metal additions, present the best compromise of hardness and fracture toughness for several applications, while for other applications harder carbides, such as ti carbides or ti mixed carbides (primarily with v, mo and/or w) will be the preferred ones, alternatively using zr and hf mixed carbides..
Rovalma Sa

 Precipitation hardening steel with improved toughness and method patent thumbnailPrecipitation hardening steel with improved toughness and method
In some aspects, a heat treatment process is described for precipitation hardening steel. The heat treatment process can include a solution treatment for a precipitation hardening steel part.
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

 Proppants and methods of use thereof patent thumbnailProppants and methods of use thereof
Proppants for use in fractured or gravel packed/frac packed oil and gas wells are provided with a treatment agent component that provides the proppant with one or more additional chemical, functions, and/or mechanical functions that can be used, for example, in oil and gas well production.. .
Preferred Technology, Llc

 Lost circulation material patent thumbnailLost circulation material
Fluid compositions including a base fluid and at least one granular hemicellulose material. The base fluid may be an oleaginous fluid or a non-oleaginous fluid.
M-i L.l.c.

 Controlling fragmentation of chemically strengthened glass patent thumbnailControlling fragmentation of chemically strengthened glass
A method of manufacturing a glass substrate to control the fragmentation characteristics by etching and filling trenches in the glass substrate is disclosed. An etching pattern may be determined.
International Business Machines Corporation

 Abyssal sequestration of nuclear waste and other types of hazardous waste patent thumbnailAbyssal sequestration of nuclear waste and other types of hazardous waste
A system and method of disposing nuclear waste and other hazardous waste includes means for, and the steps of, blending a waste stream, which includes either a radioactive waste or a hazardous waste (or both), with a liquid and, optionally, a solid material to produce a dense fluid and pumping the dense fluid into a tubing string of an injection boring. The dense fluid then exits a perforation in a casing of the injection boring and enters a fracture in a rock strata, where it continues to propagate downward until it reaches an immobilization point.
Grand Directions, Llc

 Fracturable mask for treating presbyopia patent thumbnailFracturable mask for treating presbyopia
A fracturable mask for treating presbyopia is disclosed. The fracturable mask can include an aperture for improving depth of focus.
Acufocus, Inc.


Gauntlet motive battery

An improved gauntlet wet cell battery provides a plurality of elongated hollow spines filled with active material in a cathode array. Bottom ends of the cathode array are closed with an electrically conductive bottom end cap that electrically and mechanically interconnects the free ends of each spine so as to close and substantially rigidly locate the free ends of said spines with respect to one another.


Generalization of shot definitions for mask and wafer writing tools

Techniques for reducing the number of shots required by a radiation beam writing tool to write a pattern, such as fractured layout design, onto a substrate. One or more apertures are employed by a radiation beam writing tool to write a desired pattern onto a substrate using l-shaped images, t-shaped images, or some combination of both.
Mentor Graphics Corporation


Modeling fluid-conducting fractures in reservoir simulation grids

Systems, methods, and media for modeling fluid-conducting fractures in reservoir grid simulations. The method includes determining a model of an underground reservoir.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


Electroseismic surveying in exploration and production environments

Systems, methods, and computer programs for monitoring a drilling operation in a subterranean formation include receiving, from a first sensor array, one or more signals caused, at least in part, by the fracturing operation in the subterranean formation; receiving, from the first sensor array, one or more electromagnetic signals generated by an electroseismic or seismoelectric conversion of the seismic signals caused, at least in part, by the fracturing operation in the subterranean formation; and determining a property of one or more of a fracture or the subterranean formation based, at least in part, at least in part, on the signals received from the first sensor array. The first sensor array is arranged to monitor the fracturing operation.
Hunt Energy Enterprises, Llc


Pressure-pulsated fatigue test and specimen design

A method to test for fatigue in a test sample is disclosed. The method includes providing a specimen as the test sample.


In-situ conversion process for oil shale

Systems and methods for oil recovery from oil shale are described. Systems and methods may include a method for in-situ conversion of oil shale.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Clamps for repairing posts and methods and/or arrangements for repairing such posts with said clamps

A clamp arrangement includes a pair of brackets adapted to be clamped on opposing sides of the wooden post to encapsulate a fractured portion, each bracket is made from an integral sheet of metal cut and pressed to define a longitudinal hemispherical chamber and a pair of longitudinal flanges extended out from each, the longitudinal hemispherical chamber having an upper end wherein a lip is supported in the lateral extension by a multitude of pressed out ribs such that when the clamp arrangement is required to be driven into the ground about the wooden post, the lip provides a support location for an impact tool to drive the clamp arrangement into the ground.. .
Ocvitti Pty Ltd


Magnetic proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation operations

Preparing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and magnetic proppant particulates, wherein the magnetic proppant particulates comprise proppant particulates at least partially coated with a stabilization agent and magnetic particles, and preparing a spacer fluid comprising a base fluid, a gelling agent, and a breaker. Introducing the treatment fluid and the spacer fluid intermittently into a subterranean formation comprising a fracture so as to alternate placement of the magnetic proppant particulates in the treatment fluid with the spacer fluid in the fracture, and activating the magnetic particles, wherein the activated magnetic particles cause the magnetic proppant particulates to agglomerate.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Highly-dispersed carbon nanotube-reinforced cement-based materials

A composite cement material is prepared from cement material and carbon nanotubes, wherein the carbon nanotubes are present from about 0.02 wt % to about 0.10 wt % based on weight of cement material. The process for preparing such cement compositions includes sonicating a mixture of a surfactant, water, and carbon nanotubes; and blending the dispersion and the cement material to form a cementitious paste.
Northwestern University


Local energy absorber

A vehicle hood covering an underhood object includes an inner surface of the vehicle hood facing the underhood object and spaced from the underhood object, and an outer surface of the vehicle hood opposite the inner surface. A local energy absorber is operatively attached to the inner surface of the vehicle hood.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


Retention portions of adjustable wrench

The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for use with an adjustable wrench to limit the displacement of a broken portion of the adjustable wrench relative to the remaining parts of the adjustable wrench when the wrench fractures.. .
Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.


Apparatus for delivery of reinforcing materials to bone

An apparatus and methods for delivery of reinforcing materials to a weakened or fractured bone is disclosed. An apparatus for delivering a reinforcing mixture to a bone including a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the tube has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a bone reinforcing mixture to pass therethrough; a balloon engaging the tube wherein the balloon expands from a substantially deflated state to a substantially inflated state upon the bone reinforcing mixture entering the balloon; and at least one light guide extending through the tube into the balloon to guide a light into the balloon..
Illuminoss Medical, Inc.


Femoral neck fracture implant

A device for implanting a bone fixation system comprises an insertion instrument extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end having an engagement portion for removably engaging a proximal end of a bone plate, the insertion instrument having an elongated channel extending therethrough to permit insertion of a first protection sleeve therethrough, wherein a longitudinal axis of the elongated channel is coaxial with a longitudinal axis of a first opening extending through the bone plate and a first protection sleeve insertable into the elongated channel and guiding insertion of an anti-rotation screw therethrough and through the bone plate, a longitudinal axis of the first protection sleeve being angled with respect to the longitudinal axis of the elongated channel.. .
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.


Osteosynthesis proximal femur fracture and master screw-type screw osteosynthesis proximal femur fracture

Embodiments of the present invention provide an osteosynthesis apparatus for proximal femur fractures. The osteosynthesis apparatus for proximal femur fractures has a structure in which a lag screw set and a nail are assembled via screwing process.
Four Studies Ltd.


Osteosynthesis device with cervico-cephalic screw

The device is intended for holding in place and compressing fragments of a fractured bone.. .


Inversion technique for fracture characterization in highly inclined wells using multiaxial induction measurements

A method uses multiaxial electromagnetic measurements corresponding to measurements made along two mutually orthogonal axes perpendicular to and parallel to an axis of a wellbore corresponding to at least one receiver spacing from a transmitter. An initial orientation of a fracture with respect to the axis of the wellbore and a distance from the fracture are calculated using the multiaxial electromagnetic measurements.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


Use of real-time pressure data to evaluate fracturing performance

A method of fracturing a wellbore formation that includes positioning an end of a coiled tubing string adjacent a first location within a wellbore, pumping fluid down the wellbore to fracture the formation, and monitoring a pressure within the wellbore during the procedure with at least one sensor connected to a communication line. The fracturing procedure may be a re-fracturing of the wellbore.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


Method of upscaling a discrete fracture network model

A discrete fracture network model is upscaled to a simulation grid having effective permeabilities for each grid cell. Prior to computing the effective permeabilities, the grid cells are grouped in distinct grid cell clusters, such that flow via fractures is only possible between grid cells that mutually belong to the same grid cell cluster.
Shell Oil Company


Method for steering a well path perpendicular to vertical fractures for enhanced production efficiency

A method for drilling a wellbore includes drilling a well along a path substantially along a bedding direction of a selected subsurface formation having at least one substantially vertical fracture therein. A direction of the at least one substantially vertical fracture is determined with respect to a direction of the prior to drilling therethrough.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


Abrasive rotor coating with rub force limiting features

The present disclosure relates to an abrasive coating forming a seal material on components of gas turbine engines and a process for forming the abrasive coating. The abrasive coating may be applied to a structure in proximity to at least one section of the gas turbine engine having a plurality of airfoils.
United Technologies Corporation


Epoxy resin composition, prepreg and fiber-reinforced composite material

[problem] to provide: a fiber-reinforced composite material having both mode i interlaminar fracture toughness and compressive strength under wet heat conditions; an epoxy resin composition for producing the fiber-reinforced composite material; and a prepreg produced using the epoxy resin composition. [solution] an epoxy resin composition comprising at least the following constituents [a], [b] and [c]: [a] an epoxy resin; [b] composite polyamide microparticles which satisfy such a requirement (b1) the materials constituting the particles are a polyamide (b1) and a thermoplastic elastomer resin (b2), such a requirement (b2) that the melting point or the glass transition temperature of the polyamide (b1) is higher than 100° c.
Toray Industries, Inc.


Systemic and local ex vivo gene therapy of the skeleton

Methods are disclosed herein for increasing bone mass and strength or bone fracture healing in a subject. The methods include administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of multipotent stem cells, wherein each multipotent stem cell is transformed with a recombinant nucleic acid molecule comprising a heterologous promoter operably linked to a nucleic acid encoding platelet derived growth factor (pdgf) b, and wherein the multipotent stem cells express a sufficient amount of pdgfb to increase bone mass and strength or bone fracture healing.
Loma Linda University


Pharmaceutical compositions for treating thermal injuries and wounds combined with bone injuries

The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for treating thermal injuries and wounds combined with bone injuries. More specifically, the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition for treating thermal injuries and wounds combined with bone injuries characterized in consisting of 4%-12% beeswax and 88%-96% sesame oil extract containing such raw materials as radix scutellaria, coptis chinensis, cortex phellodendri, pericarpium papaveris and lumbricus by weight based on the total weight of the said composition, wherein the content of radix scutellaria, coptis chinensis, cortex phellodendri, pericarpium papaveris or lumbricus based on their dry weight is respectively 1%-6% of the total weight of sesame oil.


Systems and methods for mechanical bone growth stimulation

Systems and methods for mechanical bone growth to aid in promoting and accelerating bone growth are disclosed. In one implementation, a system may include a control unit, a mechanical bone growth stimulator with one or more stimulating mechanical discs configured to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy, and an electrical wire to electrically couple the control unit with one or more mechanical bone growth stimulators.


2.5d stadia meshing

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


Oil and gas fracture liquid tracing with oligonucleotides

Methods of tracing fracking liquid in oil or gas bearing formations using plural unique oligonucleotide markers. Method includes pumping the plural volumes of fracking liquid, each marked with a unique oligonucleotide, into the formation, thereby defining plural fracture zones in the formation, and, pumping fluids out of the formation while taking plural fluid samples.
Trace Logic, Inc.


Completions index analysis

A method for determining a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir quality prior to a hydraulic fracture treatment based on completions index is disclosed. The method comprises a step performing a test determining a hydraulic pressure at which a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir will begin to fracture by pumping a fluid in a wellbore, wherein the wellbore extends from a surface to the reservoir and the wellbore has one or more perforations in communication with reservoir; a step generating a pressure transient in the wellbore, the pressure transient travels from the surface to the reservoir through the perforations and reflects back the surface after contacting the reservoir; a step measuring response of the pressure transient at sufficiently high sampling frequency; a step determining fracture hydraulic parameters of the perforations and the reservoir using the measured response; and optimizing a stimulation treatment to the reservoir based on the determined fracture hydraulic parameters..
Eog Resources, Inc.


System and methods for constructing and fracture stimulating multiple ultra-short radius laterals from a parent well

Systems and methods for multi-lateral wellbore construction and stimulation from cased parent wellbores. Methods and apparatus are provided to facilitate the creation of casing exit openings in the casing of parent wellbores.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


Method for analyzing multi phase and heat flow of fluids in reservoir and recording media therefor

The method comprises a stage for specifying fracture surfaces in a reservoir as multiple three-dimensional coordinates, and specifying a three-dimensional coordinates of a intersecting line which intersects between the fracture surfaces to grasp connectivity between the fracture surfaces, a stage for generating a mathematical equation having main variables of pressure, saturation and temperature in the cell from at least two or more of fluids among oil, water, gas that are moving within the fracture network and each flow model of fluids with heat, and a stage for grasping the flow of fluids and heat within the fracture network in the reservoir by activating the flow model by specifying initial values of pressure, saturation and temperature in each cell, and specifying production condition or injection condition of a drilling well connected to the fracture network.. .


Fracturing fluid viscosity-controlling agent to be used in hydraulic fracturing

A fracturing fluid viscosity-controlling agent is described. The fracturing fluid viscosity-controlling agent is capable of maintaining the high viscosity of the fracturing fluid during fracture formation in hydraulic fracturing and of reducing the viscosity during recovery of the fracturing fluid.
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.


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


Method and bone fixation

An orthopedic implant can be used for fixation of a joint or fracture and can include a tapered member and at least one fixation member. The tapered member can be configured for placement in association with one or more bone segments.
Biomet C.v.


Bone fracture reduction using same

A device and method for treating bone fractures/lesions using an inflatable body is provided. The inflatable body includes a balloon having a substantially flat horizontal surface for quick easy insertion into bone beneath the fracture so as to align misaligned fragments of the fracture and/or to collapsed bone.
Kyphon Sarl


Multichannel cannula for kyphoplasty and use

A method of using a multichannel cannula to perform kyphoplasty includes inserting a stabilizing wire into a vertebra damaged by a compression fracture and inserting, over the stabilizing wire, a cannula. The cannula includes a first channel having open proximal and distal ends, and is configured to receive the stabilizing wire, and a second channel having an inlet portal and an exit portal that are in fluid communication.
Spinal Generations, Llc


Method for the fully automatic detection and assessment of damaged vertebrae

A method is disclosed for the automatic determination of the bone density and a method is disclosed for the automatic detection and characterization of spinal column fractures. Both methods enable the fully automatic detection and assessment of damaged vertebrae and reliably enable an analysis of the state of the vertebrae with a high accuracy rate.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


Sliding sleeve for stimulating a horizontal wellbore, and completing a wellbore

A method of completing a wellbore involves placing a series of sliding sleeves along a string of production casing in the wellbore and includes dropping a frac ball into the wellbore and landing it on a seat associated with an uppermost sleeve. Pressure is applied to activate the sleeve, open ports along the casing, and fracture a surrounding subsurface formation at a selected zone.


Method of calibrating fracture geometry to microseismic events

A method of performing a fracture operation is provided at a wellsite. The wellsite is positioned about a subterranean formation having a wellbore therethrough and a complex fracture network therein.


Delivery of particulate material below ground

The agglomeration of the particles by gas leads to the formation of agglomerates which contain gas and so have a bulk density lower than the density of the particles. This reduces the rate of settling.


Methods for etching fractures and microfractures in shale formations

A method of treating a subterranean formation includes providing a treatment fluid comprising particles of at least one of a hydrolysable in-situ acid generator and a hydrolysable in-situ chelating agent generator. The treatment fluid is combined with a carrier fluid and is introduced into a subterranean formation.


Estimation of lithium-ion battery capacity as function of state-of-lithiation swing

A method includes controlling operation of a vehicle in response to an estimation of a capacity loss and capacity of a lithium-ion battery module of the vehicle. The estimation is a function that includes a state-of-lithiation swing and fracture of a solid-electrolyte interphase of an electrode of the lithium-ion battery module.


Method and treating bone fractures, and/or for fortifying and/or augmenting bone, including the provision and use of composite implants

A composite implant comprising an injectable matrix material which is flowable and settable, and at least one reinforcing element for integration with the injectable matrix material, the at least one reinforcing element adding sufficient strength to the injectable matrix material such that when the composite implant is disposed in a cavity in a bone, the composite implant supports the bone. A method for treating a bone comprising: selecting at least one reinforcing element to be combined with an injectable matrix material to form a composite implant capable of supporting the bone; positioning the at least one reinforcing element in a cavity in the bone; flowing the injectable matrix material into the cavity wherein the injectable matrix material interfaces with the at least one reinforcing element; and transforming the injectable matrix material from a flowable state to a nonflowable state to establish a static structure that supports the adjacent bone..


Automatic wire-feeding intramedullary repositor for limb long bone fracture

Provided is an automatic wire-directing intramedullary reduction device used for long bone fracture including a holder, a reduction bushing mounted at the holder; a reduction head rotatably mounted at the reduction bushing; a pipe for guide wire mounted at the holder, a reduction rod received in the reduction bushing with the front end of the reduction rod connecting to the other side at the rear end of the reduction head, the reduction rod will drive the reduction head to rotate around a shaft when moving back and forth, a fixing handle fixed at the rear part of the holder; a wire-directing handle rotatably connected to the fixing handle, a pushing plate for guide wire disposed between the front part and the rear part of the holder, a guide wire passing through the pipe for guide wire, a return spring for pushing plate sleeved around the guide wire, the wire-directing handle will drive the pushing plate for guide wire and the guide wire to move forward when rotating around the rotate shaft.. .


Bone treatment systems and methods

Systems and methods for treating vertebral compression fractures are provided. A kit can include at least one body containing a bone cement precursor to be mixed with at least one other bone cement precursor to form a bone cement.


Bone treatment systems and methods

Systems and methods for treating bone, such as vertebral compression fractures are disclosed. A method includes controllably applying energy to a bone cement volume outside of a patient's body to selectively accelerate the polymerization rate of the bone fill material volume prior to introduction into a bone.


Fracture fixation systems

Systems for bone fracture repair are disclosed. One system includes a biocompatible putty that may be packed about a bone fracture to provide full loadbearing capabilities within days.


Systems and methods for performing spinal surgery

A system and method for percutaneous loop kyphoplasty is described. An apparatus for the treatment of a targeted vertebral bone fracture includes a first trocar having a first lumen, a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end of the first trocar is configured for surgical insertion into a vertebral body at a first location, a second trocar having a second lumen, a proximal and a distal end, wherein the distal end of the second trocar is configured for surgical insertion into the vertebral body at a second location, a wire tool that is slidable within the first trocar, a grasper tool that is slidable within the second trocar and is configured to temporarily couple to the wire tool within the vertebral body, and a non-deployable balloon that is advanced through the first or second trocar into the vertebral body to facilitate expansion within the vertebral body..


3d stadia algorithm for discrete network meshing

The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for modeling three dimensional objects, such as, but not limited to, fractures, for the purpose of reservoir simulation. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a method that receives a set of 3d fractures with geometry that has been discretized by 2d surfaces by a collection of polygonal facets, generates a set of 3d stadia at specified radii around each facet in the collection of polygonal facet, generates closed 3d stadia surfaces around intersecting facets, discretizes all 3d stadia surfaces using various shape cells, generates 3d cells within each of the closed 3d stadia surfaces, and assigns each cell reservoir properties suitable for a numeric simulation program, such as, but not limited to, nexus® reservoir simulation software..


Frangible plug for use in a valve mechanism

A frangible plug for use in a valve mechanism, the frangible plug including a first section having a first end and an opposing second section having a second end and a cylindrical sidewall extending between the first and second ends. Also including means for applying a force on the cylindrical sidewall of the frangible plug such that the first section fractures from the opposing second section, and wherein the means for applying a force on said cylindrical sidewall extends circumferentially around the outer circumference of the sidewall..


Frangible diaphragm for use in a valve mechanism

A frangible diaphragm for use in a valve mechanism, said frangible diaphragm including an actuator substance provided in, or on, the frangible diaphragm, wherein the actuator substance expands from a smaller volume to a larger volume on application of heat such that a force generated by the expansion causes the diaphragm to fracture.. .


Three-phase injecting carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs

The disclosed method comprises a first injection phase that comprises injecting a first gas-based fluid into a subterranean formation at a first pressure that exceeds a fracture pressure of the subterranean formation. A second injection phase occurs that comprises injecting a second gas-based fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation at a second pressure that exceeds a minimum miscibility pressure of the second gas-based fluid, followed by a shut in period.


High strength glass-ceramics having petalite and lithium silicate structures

Glass and glass ceramic compositions having a combination of lithium silicate and petalite crystalline phases along with methods of making the glass and glass ceramic compositions are described. The compositions are compatible with conventional rolling and float processes, are transparent or translucent, and have high mechanical strength and fracture resistance.


Cartridge for extracting a beverage

A cartridge for extracting a beverage by injecting a fluid under pressure includes a containment body adapted to contain a substance and to receive such fluid under pressure. The containment body includes a bottom wall that is provided with at least one weakened portion that can be broken due to the effect of the pressure of the fluid so as to generate an opening for the outflow of the beverage.


Femoral fracture fixation device

A femur fixation device including an elongated nail configured for insertion into the medullary canal of the femur and a buttress element extending from the elongated nail. The buttress element is configured to reinforce the lesser trochanter region of the femur and assist in stabilizing the head portion of the femur..


Method of testing a polycrystalline diamond compact cutter

The method for determining fracture toughness includes clamping a cutting element in a first orientation, exerting a confining pressure on the cutting element, applying a first load at a first distance from a perimeter of the diamond table of the cutting element, increasing the first load to a first level sufficient to fracture, and recording the first level sufficient to fracture. Then, another load is applied at another distance from a perimeter of the diamond table with another cutting element or the same cutting element in another orientation.
Cnpc Usa Corp.


Smart frac plug system and method

A frac plug system for use at the end of well drill string in a fractured underground formation, includes an elongated mandrel body, wherein the front portion of said elongated mandrel body includes a nose cone, the rear of said elongated mandrel body includes a mandrel head and the mid-portion of said elongated mandrel body includes a sealing assembly; a set of sensors positioned on said nose cone, said set of sensors being selected from a group including: temperature sensors, pressure sensors, ph sensors and fluid composition sensors; a battery operated microcontroller located within said mandrel body, said battery operated microcontroller constructed and arranged to periodically read the data output of said set of sensors and store said data from said set of sensors; a transmitter electrically connected to said battery operated microcontroller, said transmitter constructed and arranged to transmit said stored data from said set of sensors to a receiver when said receiver is in receiving range of said transmitter, said receiver constructed and arranged to write said transmitted stored data to an electronic memory; and whereby when said data from said set of sensors may be retrieved from said electronic memory.. .


Multi-stage liner with cluster valves and use

A multi stage liner with cluster valves for completing and performing multiple fracture stimulations along a length of wellbore. Groups of cluster valves, with isolation between such groups of cluster valves, and a method of using same, are provided to achieve increased oil and gas flow to a wellbore in openhole or cased hole applications for oil and gas wells..
Stage Completions Inc.


Novel tamper evident containers

The present invention is directed to containers and packaging that incorporate novel tamper evident features. In particular, the containers of the present invention comprise newly designed tamper evident linkages, i.e., wedged fracture tabs.



A splint with at least two restraint portions is used for reducing a bone fracture in a body part that has a first surface and a second surface, where the bone fracture has produced at least a first bone fragment and a second bone fragment. The splint includes a first restraint portion configured to apply pressure directly to the first surface of the body part and a second restraint portion configured to apply pressure directly to the second surface.


System for treating proximal humeral fractures and using the same

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for treating a proximal humeral fracture. A system according to one embodiment includes a longitudinal member configured to be received within the humeral shaft.
Encore Medical Lp Dba Djo Surgical


Microfracture apparatuses and methods

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


Methods and devices for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth

Methods and devices are provided for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument set can include a driver having a first mating element, and a bone pick have a second mating element configured to releas ably mate with the first mating element at any of a plurality of angular orientations.
Depuy Mitek, Llc


Initiator and debonding wafer supporting system

Provided are an initiator and a method for debonding a wafer supporting system. The initiator for debonding a wafer supporting system includes a rotation chuck having an upper surface on which a wafer supporting system (wss), which includes a carrier wafer, a device wafer, and a glue layer for bonding the carrier wafer and the device wafer to each other, is seated to rotate the wafer supporting system, a detecting module detecting a height and a thickness of the glue layer and a laser module generating a fracture portion on the glue layer through irradiating a side surface of the glue layer with a laser on the basis of the height and the thickness of the glue layer..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Fluid diversion through selective fracture extension

A system and method that uses fluid diversion to selectively re-fracture a location of a multizone horizontal wellbore. A tubing string is extended from the surface to a location within the wellbore that is to be re-fractured.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


Fracturability index maps for fracture placement and design of shale reservoirs

Methods and systems for generating a fracturability index for use in identifying fracture locations and propagation in subterranean formations. A well path can be divided into a plurality of segments and the order of fracture locations along the path can be identified.
Texas Tech University System


Resin 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.


Improved container with opening

A container including: a body having a cavity for storing dispensable contents; a rim of the body defining an opening of the cavity; a flange extending outwardly away from the rim of the body; a cover affixed to the flange to seal the dispensable contents within the cavity; and a fracture portion located on the body, the fracture portion having a break path, whereby the container fractures along the break path upon the application of force exceeding a predetermined level on either side of the fracture portion, wherein the break path along which the container fractures extends beyond a single plane such that the break path includes a main portion having a fracture point in one plane and end portions each having a terminus in another plane.. .
Sands Innovations Ltd

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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