|| List of recent Turing-related patents
| System and method for delivering treatment fluid|
The current application discloses methods and systems for preparing a wellbore treatment fluid precursor consolidated as one or more solid bodies; delivering the solid bodies to a logistics facility; and preparing a wellbore treatment fluid from the solid bodies. In some embodiments, the wellbore treatment fluid is a fracturing fluid for conducting a hydraulic fracturing operation on a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore..
| Orthodontic aligners, methods of using such aligners, and additive manufacturing methods and apparatus for making and using such aligners|
A system for repositioning teeth comprises a plurality of individual appliances. The appliances are configured to be placed successively on the patient's teeth and to incrementally reposition the teeth from an initial tooth arrangement, through a plurality of intermediate tooth arrangements, and to a final tooth arrangement.
| Secondary structures for aircraft engines and processes therefor|
Processes for fabricating secondary structures of gas turbine engines from polymer-based materials, and secondary structures formed thereby. The processes entail performing an additive manufacturing technique to produce a secondary structure of a gas turbine engine.
| Enzyme breakers and methods for fluid systems|
This invention relates to slurry compositions and their use in oil field applications. In particular, this invention is directed to slurry compositions comprising non-saccharide polymers (for use as thickeners and/or friction reducers) and enzymatic breakers, as well as methods of using such slurry compositions as fracturing fluids in slickwater fracturing operations in low permeable rock formations..
| Glass manufacturing apparatus and methods for manufacturing a glass ribbon|
A glass manufacturing apparatus is described herein that comprises a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon and a pull roll device which draws the glass ribbon downward from the forming device. The pull roll device has a first roll apparatus, a second roll apparatus, and a third roll apparatus.
| Method of reducing distortion in a sheet of glass|
A method of reducing distortion in a glass sheet is described and comprises the steps of: forming a glass ribbon in a glass manufacturing process; separating a glass sheet from the glass ribbon, the glass sheet having a substantially flat surface; measuring a retardation through the surface of the glass sheet; defining a retardation parameter indicative of the retardation of the glass sheet; cutting the glass sheet into a plurality of sub-sheets; measuring a distortion of the sub-sheets; defining a distortion parameter indicative of the distortion of the sub-sheets; and determining a correlation between the retardation parameter and the distortion parameter such that the distortion parameter of sub-sheets of a subsequent glass sheet can be predicted based on the correlation.. .
|Localized repair of superalloy component|
A method for repairing a damaged portion (144) of a brazed-on gas turbine engine seal (142) without the need to remove and to replace the entire seal. The damaged portion is removed to reveal a repair surface (146) of the underlying superalloy material, and a new seal structure (148) is formed by an additive manufacturing processes using a laser beam (124) to melt a powder (116) including superalloy material (116′) and flux material (116″).
|Methods for manufacturing components from articles formed by additive-manufacturing processes|
A method is provided for manufacturing a component. The method includes forming a diffusion coating on a first intermediate article formed by an additive manufacturing process.
|Process planning of meniscus shapes for fabricating smooth surfaces in mask image projection based additive manufacturing|
A system may produce a desired three dimensional object that includes a tank that holds a liquid that solidifies upon exposure to light; a controllable stage that controllably moves within the tank; a controllable light source that emits a light image in a controllable pattern; and a controller that controls the controllable stage and the controllable light source so as to cause at least three cascaded layers to be sequentially solidified in the liquid that collectively approximate at least a section of the desired three dimensional object and that collectively form at least one up-facing step at their outer edges; and, following the solidification of the at least three cascaded layers, cause a meniscus of the liquid to form and solidify in the at least one up-facing step. The controller may control the number and/or width of the sequentially solidified cascaded layers..
|In-filling for additive manufacturing|
Iterative techniques are disclosed for in-filling enclosed, interior volumes of three-dimensional shapes during an additive fabrication process.. .
|Methods for using liquefied natural gas for well stimulation|
A method for fraccing oil or gas wells to recover natural gas. Liquefied natural gas is vaporized to form a foam or dense fluid.
|Controlling hydrogen sulfide production in oilfield operations|
Fluids (e.g., fracturing fluids or stimulation fluids) with inhibition material for inhibiting bacteria from producing hydrogen sulfide and, in one aspect, wherein such fluid is a fracturing fluid, and methods of the use of such fluids. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 c.f.r.
|Thickening of fluids|
An aqueous fluid contains an aqueous solution or dispersion of a polymer to thicken the fluid together with a cross linking agent to enhance the viscosity of the fluid by crosslinking the polymer, wherein the crosslinking agent comprises supporting structures bearing functional groups to react with the polymer molecules and has a mean particle size of 2 nanometer or more. The supporting structures may be nanoparticles and the functional groups may be boronic acid groups.
|Subterranean treatment fluid composition and method of treatment|
A thickened composition comprising a polymer, a divalent ions source, water and cement is disclosed. Such composition enables fluid loss reduction and higher gel strength.
|Method for preparing high-grade and casual fabric with special leather feel using biologically corn-based fibres|
A method for preparing high-grade and casual fabric with special leather feel using a corn-based fiber that comprises the steps of: 1) selecting 0.3-0.5 d/pf ultrafine corn-based sorona fiber from dupont (u.s.) and 0.2-0.4 d/pf long porous bright polyester yarns as raw materials; 2) compositing by air-jet texturing: having the above raw materials composited by low tension air-jet texturing in an air texturing machine, with the tension force controlled in the range of 4.5-6.0 cn, so as to form aty yarns with a denier number of 120-180 d; 3) weaving, which includes yarn sizing, preliminary drying, oil applying and plain weaving; 4) dyeing and finishing, which include treating a fabric by pre-treating, presetting, splitting and alkali detaching, water washing and dehydrating, dyeing, water repellent treatment, instant ultrahigh temperature treatment, and one-sided lustering. The fabric prepared according to the present invention has the following advantages: it has smooth surface and soft feel, is waterproof, antifouling and antistatic, has excellent anti-wrinkle properties, has the luster and texture of natural leather material, and is good in breathability and moisture penetrability, it can be used for making both winter clothing and summer clothing, can be water-washed or dry cleaned, it has no need for ironing, is easy to care for, etc..
|Addititve manufacturing of components for downhole wireline, tubing and drill pipe conveyed tools|
Additive manufacturing may be used to manufacture components of downhole tools conveyed by downhole wireline, tubing, drill pipe and/or the like. A method in accordance with one or more aspects of the disclosure uses starting materials to incorporate one or more feedthroughs, passages, channels, chambers and the like in a downhole tool structure during the formation of the structure.
|Method of simultaneously connecting controllers of different branded manufacturing machines|
A method of simultaneously connecting controllers of different branded manufacturing machines applied in a computer system. The computer system includes an integrated running module, a user interface interacted with the integrated running module, a plurality of application program interfaces integrated in the integrated running module and communicated with the controllers of specific brands respectively, such that the integrated running module can be connected to the controller corresponding to each of the application program interfaces at the same time.
|Porous metal structures made from polymer preforms|
The present disclosure relates to porous orthopedic implants made from polymer preforms and a method of manufacturing the same. A polymer material may be formed into a preform, such as by an injection molding process or an additive manufacturing process.
|Ceramic article and additive processing method therefor|
An additive manufacturing process includes providing a powder mixture having a ceramic constituent and a reactive metal constituent, and reacting and fusing the powder mixture with a directed energy source to form a geometry.. .
|System and process for extracting oil and gas by hydraulic fracturing|
A fracturing system is described. The system includes an electric motor-driven pumping sub-system, configured to pump a pressurized fracturing fluid into at least one wellbore, under high pressure conditions sufficient to increase the downhole pressure of the wellbore, to exceed that of the fracture gradient of the solid matter surrounding the wellbore.
|Liquefied industrial gas based solution in hydraulic fracturing|
The present invention is a cryogenic subterranean fracturing fluid, comprising a liquefied industrial gas and a first additive. The liquefied industrial gas may be liquefied carbon dioxide, liquefied nitrogen, or a blend of the two.
|Fracturing fluid deflecting and screening insert|
Fracturing headers and connected conduits are fit with one or more fluid screening and wear minimizing inserts. Tubular screen inserts are provided to screen a flow of fracturing fluid through manifolds prior to, or at, the fracturing header.
|System and method for accessing electronic data via an image search engine|
The present invention provides a system and method for accessing electronic data through entry of images as queries in search engine. The system uses various image capturing devices and communication devices to capture images and enter them into image database.
|Method and a system for an automatic recovery from a fault situation in a production plant|
A method automatically recovers from a fault situation in a production plant and provides production resources and a manufacturing execution system having a production modeler for modeling the production resources into a plant model and a production scheduler to schedule operations of the modeled production resources. A production controller executes the production process and a fault manager detects fault situations and automatically decides a corrective action.
|Continuous digital light processing additive manufacturing of implants|
A process for additive manufacturing of a resorbable implant to be implanted into a patient includes providing a biocompatible resin including a liquid light-polymerizable material that is resorbable after polymerization and an initiator. The process further includes actuating an additive manufacturing apparatus to expose an amount of the biocompatible resin to light to at least partially cure the exposed amount of biocompatible resin to form a layer of the resorbable implant and actuating the additive manufacturing apparatus to expose at least some additional amount of biocompatible resin to light to at least partially cure the exposed additional amount of biocompatible resin to form an additional layer of the resorbable implant and to at least partially overcure previously cured layers to cause at least some interlayer binding between the previously cured layers and the additional layer..
|Image capturing devices using orientation detectors to implement automatic exposure mechanisms|
Several methods and apparatuses for implementing automatic exposure mechanisms for image capturing devices are described. In one embodiment, an orientation detector located in the device determines orientation data for the device, the automatic exposure mechanism projects an orientation vector into an image plane of an image sensor, next, the automatic exposure mechanism adjusts an initial position of a metering area used for automatic exposure towards a target position based on the projected orientation vector.
|Glass manufacturing apparatuses with particulate removal devices and methods of using the same|
Glass manufacturing apparatuses with particulate removal devices and methods for using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fusion draw machine for forming a glass web from molten glass includes an enclosure and a first pull roll and a second pull roll rotatably positioned in an interior of an enclosure.
|Network-based control method and system for controlling a whole-flow production process|
A web-based automation control method and system for controlling a whole-flow production process are provided. The system includes a first production equipment; an inspection equipment; a warehouse controlling instrument designed to collect or monitor some elements concerning warehouse; an environmental parameter controlling instrument for collecting and monitoring variable environment elements; an input/output (i/o) cabinet connected to the first production equipment, the inspection equipment, the warehousing controlling instrument, environmental parameter controlling instrument; a programmable logic controller (plc) cabinet connected to the i/o cabinet; a switch for connecting the plc control cabinet with a manufacturing execution systems (mes) server; and a terminal connected to the manufacturing execution systems (mes) server via a communications network..
|Digital mask-image-projection-based additive manufacturing that applies shearing force to detach each added layer|
A three-dimensional object may be produced in cascaded layers from a liquid resin that solidifies upon exposure to light. A translation stage may be positioned relative to a vat that is suitable for solidifying the highest un-solidified layer of the three-dimensional object directly beneath any existing, solidified layers of the three-dimensional object.
|Safety protection method and apparatus for additive manufacturing device|
A method for providing safety protection in an additive manufacturing apparatus for forming a three-dimensional article through successive fusion of parts of a powder bed in an enclosable chamber, which parts corresponds to successive cross sections of the three-dimensional article is provided. The method comprising the steps of providing a position detecting device connected to a control unit to detect whether a foreign matter is within the enclosable chamber.
|Method of tracing flow of hydrocarbon from a subterranean reservoir|
A method of tracing flow of hydrocarbon from a subterranean reservoir including forming a dispersion, injecting a hydraulic fracturing fluid containing the dispersion down a well penetrating a hydrocarbon reservoir, thereafter collecting a sample of hydrocarbon fluid flowing from the reservoir, and analysing the sample to determine whether the tracer compound is present in the sample. The dispersion includes a discontinuous condensed phase having a hydrocarbon-soluble tracer compound and a continuous phase which includes an aqueous liquid..
|Electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system with transfer-medium service loops|
An additive manufacturing system for printing a three-dimensional part using electrophotography, the additive manufacturing system comprising a rotatable photoconductor component, a development station configured to develop layers of a material on a surface of the rotatable photoconductor component, a rotatable transfer medium configured to receive the developed layers from the surface of the rotatable photoconductor component, and a platen configured to receive the developed layers from the rotatable transfer medium in a layer-by-layer manner. The additive manufacturing system also comprises a plurality of service loops configured to move portions of the rotatable transfer medium at different line speeds while maintaining a net rotational rate of full rotations of the rotatable transfer medium at a substantially steady state..
|Additive manufacturing hybrid core|
A hybrid core for manufacturing high temperature parts includes a non-refractory metal portion and a refractory metal portion wherein at least a portion of the non-refractory metal portion and the refractory metal portion are manufactured by using an additive manufacturing process.. .
|Method for manufacturing components or coupons made of a high temperature superalloy|
A method for manufacturing a component or coupon made of a high temperature superalloy based on ni, co, fe or combinations thereof includes forming the component or coupon using a powder-based additive manufacturing process. The manufacturing process includes completely melting the powder followed by solidifying the powder.
|Methods for producing and employing oil and gas well drilling and completion fluids as well as hydraulic fracturing fluids employing triglyceride processing by products and propylene glycol recovered from aircraft deicing operations|
The present invention relates to processes employing industrial streams, including glycerol-containing by-products of triglyceride processing as well as waste glycol streams recovered from several sources, to produce oil well drilling, completion and hydrofracturing fluids.. .
|Method for forming lubricant layer on surface of glass and method for manufacturing glass using the same|
A method for forming a lubricant layer on the surface of a glass and a method for manufacturing a glass using the same prevents scratches from occurring at the surface of a glass and decreases corrosion of glass manufacturing equipment. The method for manufacturing a glass includes forming a glass, supplying so2 gas and a so2 gas oxidation catalyst to the glass under an oxidation environment to form a lubricant layer at the lower surface of the glass, and annealing the glass..
|Novel aqueous fracturing fluid composition and fracturing process using the composition|
Fracturing process using the fluid.. .
|Method and apparatus for preparing fracturing fluids|
A method and system are provided for preparing a fracturing fluid for a fracture treatment in a subterranean formation using different types of fluids. A first mixture, formed with a consistent quality fluid and proppant, is combined with a second mixture, formed with an inconsistent quality fluid, to create a combined fracturing fluid.
|Metal-stamping die manufactured by additive manufacturing|
A metal-stamping die or tool is provided. Another aspect uses an additive manufacturing machine and material to create a die.