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 Coverglass fracture detection patent thumbnailCoverglass fracture detection
This application relates to methods and apparatus for detecting and characterizing the formation of cracks in a display cover. Various types of sensors can be used to accomplish the described embodiments.
Apple Inc.


 Enhancing reservoir characterization using real-time srv and fracture evolution parameters patent thumbnailEnhancing reservoir characterization using real-time srv and fracture evolution parameters
In some aspects, reservoir characterizations of subterranean regions can be enhanced by using realtime fracture matching techniques for capturing the time dependent evolution of fracture parameters based on the occurrence of the time microseismic events generated by stimulation treatments. These microseismic events may further be used to determine hydraulic fracture planes, identify areas of concentration of high density microseismic events, identify and analyze complex fracture networks, and use these and other techniques to enhance the reservoir characterization..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


 Wind turbine blade bushing system patent thumbnailWind turbine blade bushing system
A wind turbine blade bushing system for arrangement in a root end of a wind turbine blade is described. The wind turbine blade bushing system comprises a threaded element for retaining a mounting bolt for a wind turbine blade, the threaded element being formed from a first material; and an anchor element for arrangement at the root end of the wind turbine, wherein the anchor element acts to at least partly retain the threaded element in the wind turbine blade, the anchor element being formed from a second material.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s


 Fracture growth monitoring using em sensing patent thumbnailFracture growth monitoring using em sensing
A method and system for using a distributed electromagnetic sensing system in horizontal hydraulic fracturing wells to monitor fracture growth in real time.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


 System and  fracking of shale rock formation patent thumbnailSystem and fracking of shale rock formation
The various embodiments of the present invention provide a system for fracking a plurality of shale rocks in a shale reservoir. The system comprises a shock tube for generating a plurality of shock waves a support system for holding the shock tube, a guide tube for directing the shock waves into the shale reservoir, a perforated cylinder for releasing the high pressured shock waves on to the shale rocks and a plurality of packer systems for aligning the guide tube and the perforated cylinder inside the shale reservoir.
Super-wave Technologies Private Limited


 Method of sealing a fracture in a wellbore and sealing system patent thumbnailMethod of sealing a fracture in a wellbore and sealing system
In a method of sealing a fracture (1) in a formation (2) surrounding a wellbore provided with a non-cemented perforated liner (4), a placement tool (6) is introduced into the liner and so positioned that a sealing fluid outlet (7) of the placement tool is located at the fracture (1). A placement section (8) including the sealing fluid outlet is pressed against the liner.
Maersk Olie Og Gas A/s


 Propping agent and  placing same in a hydraulic fracture patent thumbnailPropping agent and placing same in a hydraulic fracture
The present disclosure relates to production of fluids from subterranean formations and can be applied for stimulation of the flow through the formation by means of hydraulic fracturing. More particularly, it relates to creation of proppants with soluble coating, and preparing fluid material for fracturing operations and for enhancing the efficiency of heterogeneous proppant placement in a hydraulic fracture..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


 Improved tamper-evident closure patent thumbnailImproved tamper-evident closure
Embodiments of a tamper-evident closure are disclosed which prevent unauthorized access to a container and its contents, deterring adulteration or introduction of counterfeit product. In one embodiment the tamper-evident closure can be fitted to an associated container and closure, and includes a portion which is removed by fracture of the tamper-evident closure to gain access to the container closure.
Closure Systems International Inc.


 Coated tool patent thumbnailCoated tool
A coated tool is provided which is capable of inhibiting occurrence of chipping, peeling-off, or the like of a diamond layer by enhancing fracture resistance, and which has the diamond layer with high wear resistance. The coating tool is, for example, a drill having a diamond layer coated on a surface of a base material.
Kyocera Corporation


 Negative pressure wound therapy removal device patent thumbnailNegative pressure wound therapy removal device
Negative pressure wound therapy systems are described that can prevent the retainment of wound fill material in a wound cavity during dressing changes. The negative pressure wound therapy system includes a removal device that can be used to lift the wound fill material out of a wound cavity and prevent fracture of the wound fill material and retainment of fragments of the material in the wound.
Greenville Health System


Shoulder immobilizer and fracture stabilization device

A shoulder immobilizer (20) includes a semi-rigid or rigid orthosis, in the form of an arm support (22), which supports the upper arm, elbow, forearm and wrist of a patient. A bolster (24) is positioned between the patient and the arm support (22).
Djo, Llc

Fracture fixation device having clip for stabilizing intramedullary nail

fracture fixation devices and methods achieve stabilization of a bone fragment. A nail section of the device is dimensioned to be positioned within an intramedullary canal of a bone such that the nail section spans a fracture site in the bone.
The General Hospital Corporation

Flexible implant for distraction

Disclosed herein are distraction implants for treating, for example, spinal disorders. The implants can be comprised of a u-shaped elastic member, two bone anchor members and two tension members to couple the components together.
Kyon Ag

Fracture-size-correlated aperture mapping for localized porosity and permeability determination

A geomodeling method embodiment includes: (a) obtaining a model of a subsurface region having a reservoir, the model including a discrete fracture network; (b) determining an aperture map for each fracture in the discrete fracture network, each aperture map having aperture values based at least in part on a lateral dimension of the fracture; (c) for each of a plurality of cells in the model: (c1) identifying a portion of the discrete fracture network contained within the given cell; (c2) deriving a fracture permeability from aperture maps for the identified portion; and (c3) calculating a fracture porosity from aperture maps for the identified portion; and (d) displaying the fracture porosity and fracture permeability as a function of position throughout the sub surface region.. .
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

A the recovery and exploration of hydrocarbons from a subterraneous reservoir by means of gases, a system and an the execution of the method

A method for the secondary and/or enhanced recovery and exploration of hydrocarbons, especially crude oil, shale gas etc. From a subterraneous reservoir by means of gases produced by exothermic chemical reactions implemented in such a way that the above mentioned gases are produced from supplied chemical reagents, optionally further compounds, optionally air or oxygen and/or water in a chemical reactor, whereas the gases generated this way are introduced into to the productive formation (pay zone) in a controlled way, without the use of any additional supportive technical equipment, and by the effect of the elevated temperature and pressure in the productive formation (pay zone) the viscosity of the crude oil in the formation decreases, the pressure in the formation increases and potentially desired fractures in the formation occur, leading to the enabling of heavy crude oil recovery, to an enhanced heavy-, medium and light crude oil recovery or to the enabling of or enhancement of natural gas production.
Galexum Technologies Ag

Method for preparing osteoblasts and osteoblast inducer

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for preparing osteoblasts that are applicable, without causing risk of canceration, to bone defect repair or to the treatment of bone resorption, fracture, osteoporosis, or the like. To solve this problem, the present invention provides a method for preparing osteoblasts, the method comprising culturing mammal differentiated somatic cells in a medium in the presence of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of (1) statin compounds, (2) casein kinase 1 inhibitors, (3) camp inducers, and (4) histone methyltransferase inhibitors, to convert the somatic cells into osteoblasts..
Kyoto Prefectural Public University Corporation

Optical glass and cutting glass substrate

Provided are a method of cutting a glass substrate which is capable of secure cutting by a simpler operation and an optical glass having high bending strength and dimension accuracy obtained by that method. The method of cutting the glass substrate comprising: forming selectively a plurality of reformed portions with a crack extending in the glass substrate from at least one of the plurality of reformed portions by radiating light to be focused inside the glass substrate so as to form a reformed region; and making a fracture occur in a thickness direction of the glass substrate along the reformed region so as to cut the glass substrate, wherein the crack has a tip portion at a depth of 3 to 20% of a thickness of the glass substrate from a cut surface, and an optical glass 100 is obtained by the above cutting method..
Asahi Glass Company, Limited

Shoulder brace for non-surgical treatment for acromioclavicular joint dislocation or distal clavicle fracture

The shoulder brace for non-surgical treatment includes a strap utilized for reduction, the strap forming a loop made in series by: a section which runs down vertically from the front of the acromioclavicular joint toward the ulnar side of the forearm; a section which runs across a forearm trough; a section which runs up from the radial side of the forearm windingly across the front of the upper arm to the back of the shoulder; and a section which runs across from the back to the front over the shoulder pad and reaches to the acromioclavicular joint part. The shoulder brace for non-surgical treatment is fitted to a patient in the extremity position where the upper arm hangs down, and the strap runs crossly or twistingly to stably retain the reduction..

Internal bone fixation device

Disclosed herein is a bone fixation device. The fixation device has a head portion having a conduit and a plurality of pawls formed therein along one side of the conduit; and an elongation strip having a hooked end and a plurality of ratchet teeth formed thereon the body of the strip.
Human Origin Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Periprosthetic plating system including plate with system for retaining tension on a cable

A system, devices and methods are provided for facilitating stabilization of periarticular fractures. The system includes a compression plate and one or more of a cerclage cable for encircling the bone and securing the compression plate to the bone, a crimp lug for securing the cable in tension relative to the bone and/or a plate, and a supplemental plate coupled to the compression plate and adapted to receive bicortical or unicortical bone screws to further secure the compression plate relative to the bone.
Biomet C.v.

Intramedullary repair system for bone fractures

An intramedullary bone fixation device is disclosed herein. The device includes a first longitudinally extending member, a second longitudinally extending member, and a coupling member.
Endoorthopaedics, Inc.

Low temperature poly-silicon tft substrate structure and manufacture method thereof

The present invention provides a low temperature poly-silicon tft substrate structure and a manufacture method thereof. By providing the buffer layers in the drive tft area and the display tft area with different thicknesses, of which the thickness of the buffer layer in the drive tft area is larger, and the thickness of the buffer layer in the display tft area is smaller, different temperature grades are formed in the crystallization process of the polysilicon to achieve the control to the grain diameters of the crystals.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Method for estimating permeability of fractured rock formations from induced slow fluid pressure waves

An embodiment in accordance with the present invention includes a method for estimating the permeability of fractured rock formations from the analysis of a slow fluid pressure wave, which is generated by pressurization of a borehole. Wave propagation in the rock is recorded with tfi™.
The Johns Hopkins University

Radio frequency metal/ceramic blade/tooth vector analysis

Briefly, embodiments of the present invention describe an inexpensive, accurate, rapid and automated method to analyze for damage, defects, pitting, material changes, fracture, warpage, chips or contamination in a metal or ceramic turbine blade, pump blade, saw blade, saw tooth, gear tooth or cutting tool. This method utilizes vector signal analysis [also known as a phase-gain meter or automatic network analysis] to observe the phase and amplitude change in the transmitted energy versus the reflected energy in radio waves to detect damage, defects, pitting, material changes, fracture, warpage, chips or contamination in a metal or ceramic turbine blade, pump blade, saw blade, saw tooth, gear tooth or cutting tool.

Compressor, compressor housing, and manufacturing compressor housing

A housing (10) of a compressor (1) according to the present embodiment includes at least one compression chamber (101) that compresses a gas aspirated into the inside thereof and is composed of a metal-resin composite (16) in which a resin member (14) composed of a thermosetting resin composition and a metal member (12) are bonded to each other. In a case where the metal-resin composite (16) is made into a test piece in which the resin member (14) having a thickness d1 and the metal member (12) having a thickness d2 are laminated on and bonded to each other and a ratio of d1/d2 is 3, and the test piece is put in a first state where the test piece is disposed, the surface on the resin member (14)-exposed side up, on two supports with no stress applied thereto and a second state where a 1-point bending stress of 140 mpa is applied in a thickness direction to the center of the surface on the resin member (14) side such that the center caves in after the first state, when putting in the first and second states is alternately repeated 1,000,000 times at a frequency of 30 hz under a temperature condition of 25° c., the metal-resin composite exhibits bending fatigue resistance in which neither peeling nor fracture occurs..
Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

Interrogating subterranean hydraulic fractures using magnetoelastic resonators

A fracture interrogation system includes an antenna adapted for placement in a subterranean wellbore and a plurality of pseudoparticles adapted for distribution with a proppant material into hydraulic fractures along the wellbore. The presence of the pseudoparticles in the hydraulic fractures is detectable by the antenna.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Drain hole drilling in a fractured reservoir

Method for increasing production rate of horizontal wells having hydraulic fractures formed along a horizontal segment of the well by drilling drain holes to intersect the hydraulic fractures is provided.. .

Hydraulic fracturing and frac-packing using ultra light, ultra strong (ulus) proppants

A method of fracturing or frac-packing a subterranean zone surrounding a well bore includes fracturing the subterranean zone with a fracturing fluid to form fractures; pumping proppant slurry comprising ultra-light, ultra-strong proppant into the fractures of the subterranean zone; and releasing pressure after pumping to form propped fractures.. .
Statoil Gulf Services Llc

Slide out pump stand for hydraulic fracturing equipment

A hydraulic fracturing system has a pump driven by an electrically powered motor. The pump pressurizes fluid which is piped into a wellbore to fracture a subterranean formation.
Us Well Services Llc

Well injection and production methods, apparatus and systems

A method and system for enhancing petroleum production are provided, in which a fracturing operation can be conducted in a formation through a string and then petroleum is displaced from the fractured formation by selectively injecting fluid into selected fractures in the formation while other non-selected fractures remain without fluid injection. The injected fluid flows out into the fractured formation and enhances recovery from the non-selected fractures.
Devon Canada Corporation

Apparatus and cleaning wells and pipelines

A steam producing apparatus is used for forcibly moving contaminants build up on the wall of the well and to open up the fractures to allow the flow of oil into the well. Steam is generated in a structure that is lowered into the well and to apply pressurize steam onto the well wall and against the fractured areas to release oil and to allow oil to flow more freely, thereby producing more oil.

Methods of improving or accelerating physical recovery after surgery for hip fracture

The disclosure relates to uses and regimens for accelerating/improving physical recovery in a patient with disuse atrophy triggered by reduced mobility due to a hip fracture and consequent major surgery, which employ a therapeutically effective amount of a myostatin antagonist, e.g., a myostatin binding molecule, e.g., a myostatin antibody or an actrii receptor binding molecule, an actrii receptor antibody, such as the bimagrumab antibody.. .
Novartis Ag

Thermoset nanocomposite particles, processing for their production, and their use in oil and natural gas drilling applications

Use of two different methods, either each by itself or in combination, to enhance the stiffness, strength, maximum possible use temperature, and environmental resistance of thermoset polymer particles is disclosed. One method is the application of post-polymerization process steps (and especially heat treatment) to advance the curing reaction and to thus obtain a more densely crosslinked polymer network.
Sun Drilling Products Corporation

Fracture water treatment method and system

A method and system for treatment of flow-back and produced water from a hydrocarbon well in which fracturing operations are carried out using a phase separation and creating of positive charge in the water.. .
Mbl Water Partners, Llc

Energy absorbing seat mechanism

A system includes a shear member and an energy absorber. The shear member is configured to couple a seat portion to a base structure of a vehicle.
Wichita State University

Peeling bar for peeling polarizing film from panel, peeling apparatus and peeling method using the same (as amended)

According to this invention, fracture of the polarizing film is prevented, and thereby the polarizing film can be stably peeled from the panel without fracture.. .

Method and devices for intracorporeal bonding of implants with thermal energy

The present invention provides a method for stabilizing a fractured bone. The method includes positioning an elongate rod in the medullary canal of the fractured bone and forming a passageway through the cortex of the bone.
P Tech, Llc

Odontoid bullet

Cervical fixation devices, systems and methods for repairing odontoid fractures to the c2 vertebral body, including an anchoring feature that crosses the fracture site to be positioned external to the fractured bone fragment and which provides compressive and radial forces externally to the bone to immobilize the bone fragment(s) for fixation to the main bone structure.. .
Intrepid Orthopedics

Fracture surface extraction from image volumes computed from passive seismic traces

The invention comprises a method of imaging a volume of the earth's subsurface. A selected volume of the earth's subsurface is divided into a three-dimensional grid of voxels.
Global Ambient Seismic, Inc.

System and securing power and communications cables and associated hardware within crown molding

A system for crown molding that enables safely incorporating electrical and communications cabling within crown molding by creating one or more protected paths which inherently prevent overly sharp bends in crown molding corners and by mitigating damage from penetrating punctures through a decorated face designed to fracture when improperly penetrated by a screw or nail, and enables the secure installation of hardware either concealed within the molding or securely and favorably positioned through the decorative face to view or sense a room, and enables additional cable capacity that is concealed within a light reflector to increase lighting efficacy as well as power and data delivery capacity.. .

Systems, methods and downhole monitoring

A downhole monitoring system and method that includes a sensor system with a sensor array with a number of sensors and a hub. Data measured by the sensors is processed by the hub and wirelessly communicated to a smart node.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Method for enhancing hydrocarbon production from unconventional shale reservoirs

The inventive method provides a mechanism for enhancing oil and gas production in shale wells in order to prevent re-fracking of the wells. The invention discloses the effect that temperature has on creating micro-fractures in the shale and offers opportunities to apply temperature in a way that increases seismic activity, including through the application of low quality steam or by heating the fracturing fluid..
University Of Louisiana At Lafayette

Safety indicator lights for hydraulic fracturing pumps

A hydraulic fracturing system includes an electrically powered pump that pressurizes fluid, which is piped into a wellbore to fracture a subterranean formation. System components include a fluid source, an additive source, a hydration unit, a blending unit, a proppant source, a fracturing pump, and an electrically powered motor for driving the pump.
Us Well Services Llc

High-strength cold-rolled steel sheet with excellent material homogeneity and production method therefor

A high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet having good ductility, hole expandability, and delayed fracture resistance and being excellent in material homogeneity. The steel sheet has a chemical composition containing, in mass %, c: 0.15 to 0.25%, si: 1.2 to 2.2%, mn: 1.7 to 2.5%, p: 0.05% or less, s: 0.005% or less, al: 0.01 to 0.10%, n: 0.006% or less, ti: 0.003 to 0.030%, b: 0.0002 to 0.0050%, and fe and inevitable impurities.
Jfe Steel Corporation

Hydraulic fracturing system

A method is given for fracturing a formation, in particular far-field in a tight formation, in which at least a portion of the proppant is crushable in situ at some point during pumping, during fracture closure, or at higher stresses experienced later during fracture closure. The closure stress or hydrostatic stress is estimated, then a proppant is selected that is at least partially crushable at that closure stress, and then the fracturing treatment is performed with at least a portion of the total proppant being the selected crushable proppant..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Glass articles exhibiting improved fracture performance

Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to a strengthened glass article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about less than about 1.1 mm, a compressive stress layer extending from the first surface to a depth of compression (doc) of about 0.1·t or greater, such that when the glass article fracture, it breaks into a plurality of fragments having an aspect ratio of about 5 or less. In some embodiments, the glass article exhibits an equibiaxial flexural strength of about 20 kgf or greater, after being abraded with 90-grit sic particles at a pressure of 25 psi for 5 seconds.
Corning Incorporated

Glass articles exhibiting improved fracture performance

Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to a strengthened glass article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about less than about 1.1 mm, a compressive stress layer extending from the first surface to a depth of compression (doc) of about 0.1·t or greater, such that when the glass article fracture, it breaks into a plurality of fragments having an aspect ratio of about 5 or less. In some embodiments, the glass article exhibits an equibiaxial flexural strength of about 20 kgf or greater, after being abraded with 90-grit sic particles at a pressure of 25 psi for 5 seconds.
Corning Incorporated

End closure with double anti-missile score

An end closure for food and beverage containers provides controlled opening characteristics to prevent the unintentional missiling of a tear panel. The end closure comprises a score line that defines a portion of the tear panel, and the end closure may comprise one or more anti-missile features that inhibit the propagation of a fracture down a score line, which reduces the likelihood that a tear panel will inadvertently detach from the end closure and injure the user or another..
Ball Corporation

Fracture water treatment method and system

A method and system for treatment of flow-back and produced water from a hydrocarbon well in which fracturing operations are carried out using a phase separation and creating of positive charge in the water.. .
Mbl Water Partners, Llc



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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