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Daniel M Mittleman, Jason A Deibel, Matthew Escarra: Method and system for transmitting terahertz pulses. William Marsh Rice University, Conley Rose P C, Rodney B Carroll, May 12, 2009: US07531803 (158 worldwide citation)

Systems for THz transmission using new types of THz waveguides with low loss, negligible group velocity dispersion and structural simplicity are described herein. The THz system incorporates the use of a waveguide with two or more substantially parallel conductive elements which may enable many new ...


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Wesley P Dietz, Robert A Rademaker, Ronald W McGregor, Bruce E Scott: Fail safe surface controlled subsurface safety valve for use in a well. Halliburton Energy Services, Rodney B Carroll, September 16, 2003: US06619388 (111 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a surface controlled subsurface safety valve (SCSSV) for use in a well, preferably a hydrocarbon producing well. The SCSSV comprises a valve body having a longitudinal bore for fluid to flow through, a bore closure assembly, a pressure balanced drive assembly, and a fail saf ...


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Larry P Gipson, Carl T Montgomery: Method of treating subterranean gas hydrate formations. Atlantic Richfield Company, Rodney B Carroll, November 21, 2000: US06148911 (105 worldwide citation)

A gas hydrate formation is treated by horizontally fracturing the formation, placing electrically conductive proppant particles in the fracture, and passing an electric current through the proppant particles in the fracture to generate sufficient heat to release gas from the hydrate. The method has ...


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Daniel M Mittleman, Kanglin Wang: Method for coupling terahertz pulses into a coaxial waveguide. William Marsh Rice University, Conley Rose P C, Rodney B Carroll, November 3, 2015: US09178282 (74 worldwide citation)

A system for coupling teraherz (THz) radiation to a coaxial waveguide comprises an antenna that generates THz radiation having a mode that matches the mode of the waveguide. The antenna may comprise a pair of concentric electrodes, at least one of which may be affixed to or formed by one end of the ...


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Mohamed Y Soliman, Ali I Mese, Clark E Robison, James R Birchak, Paul F Rodney, Wei Han, Vimal V Shah, Eugene J Linyaev, Mark A Proett: Halliburton Energy Services, John W Wustenberg, Paul I Herman, Rodney B Carroll, September 16, 2003: US06619394 (62 worldwide citation)

A process and apparatus for treating a wellbore, comprising subjecting a substantially same portion of the wellbore to vibratory waves produced by a plurality of vibratory wave generators. The vibratory waves may have about the same frequency or a plurality of frequencies, and the frequencies may pa ...


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Steven J Oldenburg, Richard D Averitt, Nancy J Halas: Nanoparticle comprising nanoshell of thickness less than the bulk electron mean free path of the shell material. William Marsh Rich University, Conley Rose P C, Rodney B Carroll, May 13, 2008: US07371457 (41 worldwide citation)

The present invention is for particulate compositions and methods for producing them that can absorb or scatter electromagnetic radiation. The particles are homogeneous in size and are comprised of a nonconducting inner layer that is surrounded by an electrically conducting material. The ratio of th ...


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Andrew R Barron, Kimberly A DeFriend: High strength polycrystalline ceramic spheres. William Marsh Rice University, Conley Rose P C, Rodney B Carroll, March 2, 2010: US07669658 (39 worldwide citation)

A method for making hollow spheres of alumina or aluminate comprises: coating polymeric beads with an aqueous solution of an alumoxane, drying the beads so as to form an alumoxane coating on the beads; heating the beads to a first temperature that is sufficient to convert the alumoxane coating to an ...


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Michael Liebschner: Noninvasive tissue assessment. William Marsh Rice University, Conley Rose P C, Rodney B Carroll, October 14, 2008: US07435232 (33 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for non-invasively assessing physiological hard of soft tissue of human and other species are described. In a preferred embodiment, tissue is vibrationally stimulated in vivo through a frequency spectrum. The tissue reacts against the stimulus and the reaction is preferably mea ...


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An Hsiang Wu: Aromatization catalyst and methods of making and using same. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Rodney B Carroll, K KaRan Reed, David W Dockter, December 26, 2006: US07153801 (33 worldwide citation)

A method of making a catalyst composition, comprising impregnating a large pore zeolite support with a platinum precursor and at least one organic ammonium halide precursor. In an embodiment, the ammonium halide precursor is represented by the formula N(R)4X, where X is a halide and R is a substitut ...


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Charles A Smith: Multilayered glass laminate having enhanced resistance to penetration by high velocity projectiles. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Rodney B Carroll, October 22, 1996: US05567529 (32 worldwide citation)

A multilayered glass laminate having enhanced resistance to spalling and penetration by high velocity projectiles consists of at least three plies of glass (10, 12, 14) with layers of plasticized polyvinyl butyral (16, 18, 20) therebetween and having permanently bonded to an outer layer of one of sa ...