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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7461561 Apparatuses and methods for monitoring stress in steel catenary risers December 9, 2008
The invention describes apparatuses and methods of monitoring fatigue, structural response, and operational limits in structural components. More particularly, the present invention relates to fatigue, response, and operational monitoring systems on steel catenary risers using optical
7459589 Process for the preparation of an alkylene glycol December 2, 2008
The invention provides for the utilization of microchannel apparatus in a process for the preparation of an alkylene glycol by the reaction of a corresponding alkylene oxide and water.
7459226 Solid oxide fuel cell December 2, 2008
The invention relates to a solid oxide fuel cell having an inlet for fuel, an inlet for air, an outlet for product gas, an outlet for depleted air, a fuel flow path between the inlet for fuel and the outlet for product gas, an air flow path between the inlet for air and the outlet for ai
7456299 Process for the production of alkylene carbonate and use of alkylene carbonate thus produced in November 25, 2008
An alkylene carbonate is produced by the reaction of an alkylene oxide with carbon dioxide in the presence of a phosphonium compound as catalyst in a process in which (a) the alkylene oxide, carbon dioxide and the phosphonium catalyst are continuously introduced into a reaction zone
7455126 Percussive drill bit, drilling system comprising such a drill bit and method of drilling a bore November 25, 2008
A percussion drill bit for drilling into a subterranean earth formation. The drill bit has a central longitudinal axis and is operable by applying axial percussive motion along the axis and rotary motion about the axis. The drill bit is provided with a plurality of blades protruding from
7453015 Process for the preparation of alkylene glycols November 18, 2008
A process for the conversion of an alkylene oxide to the corresponding alkylene glycol in the presence of a catalytic composition, carbon dioxide and water, wherein the catalytic composition comprises a halide, a metalate and optionally a macrocyclic chelating compound.
7453014 Process for the preparation of alkylene glycol November 18, 2008
The invention provides a process for the preparation of an alkaline glycol from an alkaline carbonate, wherein alkaline carbonate is hydrolyzed in the presence of catalyst in a baffled reactor. The baffled reactor has at least four compartments, the compartments are formed by internal ba
7452516 Distribution device November 18, 2008
The invention relates to a distribution device (1) for distributing liquid over an underlying catalyst bed comprising a horizontal collection tray (2) provided with at least one gas chimney (3) for upward or downward passage of gas and with liquid dosing nozzles (4) for downward passage
7452479 Chemical base for fuel cell engine heat exchange coolant/antifreeze comprising 1,3-propanediol November 18, 2008
A nontoxic fuel cell engine coolant which has an electrical resistivity of greater than 250 kOhm-cm, a boiling point of greater than 90.degree. C., a freezing point of less than -40.degree. C., a thermal conductivity of greater than 0.4 W/m-k, a viscosity of less than 1 cPs at 80.degree.
7451818 Method of reducing sand production from a wellbore November 18, 2008
A method is provided for the reduction of inflow of rock particles from an earth formation into a wellbore for the production of hydrocarbon fluid. The method comprises creating a zone of reduced compressive stiffness around the wellbore by removing rock material from the wall of the
7451811 Expanding a tubular element to different inner diameters November 18, 2008
A method of expanding a tubular element is provided, the tubular element having a first portion to be expanded to a first inner diameter and a second portion to be expanded to a second inner diameter larger than the first inner diameter. The method comprising: a) arranging an expandable
7451716 Water intake riser November 18, 2008
A water intake riser that can be suspended from a vessel having a riser connected to a riser hanger, which riser hanger includes a first tubular element, a second tubular element to which the riser is connected, a flexible load transfer element joining the tubular elements, and a hose
7451618 Process for liquefying natural gas and producing hydrocarbons November 18, 2008
A process for the preparation of liquid hydrocarbons from a light hydrocarbonaceous feedstock in combination with a process for liquefying natural gas, which liquefaction process involves the steps of (a) passing the natural gas at liquefaction pressure through the product side of a
7449607 Process of preparing glycolaldehyde November 11, 2008
The invention provides a process of preparing glycolaldehyde by reacting formaldehyde with hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst composition which is based on, a) a source of rhodium, and b) a ligand of general formula R.sup.1P--R.sup.2(I), wherein R.sup.1 is a b
7448601 Gas distributor for a reactor November 11, 2008
A sparger system (10) for a reactor (21) includes a feed pipe arrangement for feeding reactants to the spargers on the floor of the reactor, via a distribution system disposed above the spargers. The outlets (12) of the spargers are typically oriented towards the floor or parallel to it
7448151 Tool for excavating an object November 11, 2008
A tool for excavating an object comprises a jetting system having a nozzle arranged to receive a fluid and abrasive particles via an abrasive particle inlet, and arranged to impinge the object to be excavated with a jetted stream of the fluid mixed with the abrasive particles, the tool
7445058 Nozzle unit and method for excavating a hole in an object November 4, 2008
A nozzle unit for generating an abrasive jet. The nozzle unit has a first nozzle connected to a pressurized carrier fluid supply; a mixing chamber in which the first nozzle discharges; and a second nozzle connected to the mixing chamber. An abrasive particle inlet discharges in the mixin
7439375 Catalyst composition October 21, 2008
There is provided a catalyst carrier comprising a refractory inorganic material having a sodium solubilization rate no greater than 5 ppmw/5 minutes. There is further a catalyst comprising a refractory inorganic material carrier having a sodium solubilization rate no greater than 5 p
7438132 Concentric pipes expanded at the pipe ends and method of forming October 21, 2008
A method of forming a wellhead including: drilling a wellbore; positioning an outer casing at least partially within an upper portion of the wellbore; positioning a first tubular member within the outer casing; expanding at least a portion of the first tubular member into contact wit
7436334 Amplifier, analogue to digital converter, methods of amplifying and of converting an analogue in October 14, 2008
Amplifier comprising an input signal node for conveying an input signal having an input signal value and an output signal node for conveying an output signal having an output signal value. Amplifier circuitry is coupled to the input signal node and provided with a plurality of interm
7435858 Process for the preparation of alkylene glycols October 14, 2008
A process for the production of alkylene glycol by hydrolysis of alkylene oxide with water is described wherein at least one reaction feed is first passed through a guard bed before entering a catalyst bed comprising hydrolysis catalyst.
7435703 Catalyst comprising iron oxide made by heat decomposition of an iron halide and a lanthanide October 14, 2008
A catalyst which is based upon an iron oxide and a compound of a lanthanide, of which iron oxide at least a portion is made by a process which involves heat decomposition of an iron halide, the lanthanide being in a quantity in the range of from 0.07 to 0.15 mole per mole iron oxide
7431104 Device for transporting particles of a magnetic material and tool comprising such a device October 7, 2008
A device for transporting magnetic particles in a selected direction has a support surface extending in the selected direction, a magnet arranged to generate a magnetic field for retaining the particles on the support surface such that the magnetic field on the support surface has high-
7431076 Temperature limited heaters using modulated DC power October 7, 2008
The invention provides a system configured to heat at least a part of a subsurface formation. The system includes: an electrical power supply configured to provide modulated direct current (DC); and one or more electrical conductors configured to be electrically coupled to the electr
7426959 Systems and methods for producing oil and/or gas September 23, 2008
A system including a mechanism for recovering oil and/or gas from an underground formation, the oil and/or gas comprising one or more sulfur compounds; a mechanism for converting at least a portion of the sulfur compounds from the recovered oil and/or gas into a carbon disulfide form
7425831 System and method for locating an anomaly September 16, 2008
A method and a system are provided for allowing determination of a direction and distance from a tool to anomaly in a formation. The apparatus for performing the method includes at least one transmitter and at least one receiver. An embodiment of the method includes transmitting elec
7425830 System and method for locating an anomaly September 16, 2008
A method and a system are provided for allowing determination of a direction and distance from a tool to anomaly in a formation. The apparatus for performing the method includes at least one transmitter and at least one receiver. An embodiment of the method includes transmitting elec
7425658 Process for producing 1-octene from butadiene September 16, 2008
Method for producing 1-octene from butadiene by dimerizing and alkoxylating butadiene in the presence of one or more alkoxy substituted phosphine ligands under alkoxydimerization conditions with an alkoxydimerization catalyst, the alkoxydimerization conditions being effective to prod
7425647 Process for preparing a group V111-metal containing catalyst, use thereof for preparing an alken September 16, 2008
A process for preparing a catalyst by (a) selecting a carrier which is a silica based carrier which has been subjected to a series of washings with one or more aqueous liquids consisting of aqueous liquids which have a pH of least 3, when measured at 20.degree. C., or which is a silica
7425314 Process for removing sulphur compounds including hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans from gas strea September 16, 2008
A process for the removal of hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans from a gas stream containing a high ratio of mercaptans to hydrogen sulfide, wherein the first step removes hydrogen sulfide by washing the gas stream with an aqueous washing solution comprising water, a physical solvent and a
7424915 Vacuum pumping of conductor-in-conduit heaters September 16, 2008
Certain embodiments provide a method that includes placing a heater element in an opening in a subsurface formation. The heater element is in a conduit. A pressure is reduced inside the conduit to a pressure below the vapor pressure of water at the temperature in the conduit.
7422706 Process to prepare a hydrogen and carbon monoxide containing gas September 9, 2008
A process for the preparation of hydrogen and carbon monoxide containing gas from a gaseous hydrocarbon feedstock by performing the following steps: (a) partial oxidation of part of the feedstock thereby obtaining a first gaseous mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide; and, (b) catalyti
7419648 Process for the production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide September 2, 2008
The present invention pertains to a process for the production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide from hydrocarbons involving: a) supplying a gaseous stream of hydrocarbons and a molecular-oxygen containing gas to a first reaction zone having a fluidized bed of partial oxidation catalyst; b)
7419583 Process for catalytically reforming a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock September 2, 2008
A process for catalytically reforming a gasoline boiling range hydrocarbonaceous feedstock in the presence of hydrogen involving the following steps: (a) reforming at least 5 vol % and at most 50 vol % of the feedstock in a first reforming unit having a fixed bed of catalyst partic
7419014 Fluid jet drilling tool September 2, 2008
The invention features an excavating device for excavating a hole in a geological formation, which excavating device includes: a body rotatable inside the hole along a rotation axis; a nozzle arranged on the body to jet a stream of an abrasive fluid onto a surface in the geological
7419009 Apparatus for radially expanding and plastically deforming a tubular member September 2, 2008
An apparatus and method according to which a tubular member is radially expanded and plastically deformed.
7416653 Systems and methods of producing a crude product August 26, 2008
Contact of a crude feed with one or more catalysts produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude feed has a residue content of at least 0.2 grams of residue per gram of crude feed. The crude product is a liquid mixture at 25.degree. C. and 0.101 MPa. One or more p
7414406 System and method for locating an anomaly August 19, 2008
A method and a system are provided for allowing determination of a direction and distance from a tool to anomaly in a formation. The apparatus for performing the method includes at least one transmitter and at least one receiver. An embodiment of the method includes transmitting elec
7414161 Process for producing branched olefins from linear olefin/paraffin feed August 19, 2008
A process for producing branched olefins from a mixed linear olefin/paraffin isomerisation feed comprising linear olefins having at least 7 carbon atoms in 5-50% w comprising in a first stage skeletally isomerising linear olefins in the isomerisation feed and in a second stage separa
7414155 Process for the hydroformylation of an ethylenically unsaturated compound August 19, 2008
Process for the hydroformylation of an optionally substituted ethylenically unsaturated compound by reaction thereof with carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of a specific catalyst system which includes a source of Group VIII metal cations; a diphosphine ligand having the ge
7413681 Process to dewater a soot water slurry obtained in a gasification process August 19, 2008
A process for partial oxidation of a hydrocarbon gas or liquid, involving the steps of partial oxidation and removal of soot by forming a slurry having water and carbon from the gaseous oxidation product, and separating part of the water from the slurry to obtain a soot composition h
7413646 Systems and methods of producing a crude product August 19, 2008
Contact of a crude feed with a hydrogen source in the presence of an inorganic salt catalyst produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude feed has a residue content of at least 0.2 grams of residue per gram of crude feed. The inorganic salt catalyst may include o
7410598 Chemical base for fuel cell engine heat exchange coolant/antifreeze August 12, 2008
A nontoxic fuel cell engine coolant which has an electrical resistivity of greater than 250 kOhm-cm, a boiling point of greater than 90.degree. C., a freezing point of less than -40.degree. C., a thermal conductivity of greater than 0.4 W/m-k, a viscosity of less than 1 cPs at 80.degree.
7409858 Method for monitoring fluid properties August 12, 2008
A method for monitoring fluid properties with a distributed sensor in a wellbore having an inner surface, a top and a bottom comprising causing the distributed sensor to assume a helical shape, pulling the distributed sensor towards the bottom of the wellbore, while retaining the helical
7406923 Systems and methods for reducing vibrations August 5, 2008
There is disclosed a system comprising a substantially cylindrical element, at least one strake element about a circumference of the cylindrical element, wherein at least one of the strake elements are closed and comprise a thickness measured in a direction along a longitudinal axis
7402547 Systems and methods of producing a crude product July 22, 2008
Contact of a crude feed with one or more catalysts produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude feed has a residue content of at least 0.2 grams of residue per gram of crude feed. Methods of preparing the one or more catalysts are described. The crude product is
7398697 Apparatus and method for retroactively installing sensors on marine elements July 15, 2008
Sensors, including fiber optic sensors and their umbilicals, are mounted on support structures designed to be retro-fitted to in-place structures, including subsea structures. The sensor support structures are designed to monitor structure conditions, including strain, temperature, and i
7390773 Tire wheel cleaner comprising a dialkyl sulfosuccinate and ethoxylated phosphate ester surfactan June 24, 2008
An aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition useful for cleaning automobile tires are provided. The aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition contains an alkylene glycol, a salt of dialkyl sulfosuccinate, and as surfactants ethanol amine and an ethoxylate phosphate ester.
7389822 Expander system for incremental expansion of a tubular element June 24, 2008
An expander system for radially expanding a tubular element from a first inner diameter to a second inner diameter larger than the first inner diameter, the expander system including an expander movable between a radially retracted mode and a radially expanded mode, wherein the expan
7389811 Expanded metal June 24, 2008
A sheet of expanded metal produced by slitting a sheet of metal, and stretching along a stretching direction, which sheet of expanded metal forms a grid of openings having a first repetition length in the stretching direction and a second repetition length in the direction perpendicu
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