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Gary L Graunke: Using predictive traffic modeling. Intel Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, July 3, 2001: US06256577 (172 worldwide citation)

A system may receive requests for traffic routing information from a plurality of vehicles and may provide a suggested route, not only based on actual current conditions and historical information, but based on the application of a predictive model. The predictive model may use information about cur ...


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Vladimir Vaynshteyn, James D Hendrickson, Jim B Benton, Raghu Madhavan, Mitchell G Willcox, Dinesh R Patel: Packer. Schlumberger Technology, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, November 13, 2001: US06315050 (65 worldwide citation)

A packer for use inside a casing of a subterranean well includes a resilient element, a housing and a rupture disc. The resilient element is adapted to seal off an annulus of the well when compressed, and the housing is adapted to compress the resilient element in response to a pressure exerted by f ...


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Chistophe M Rayssiguier, Michael R Johnson, Ronald E Pringle, John A Booker: Apparatus and method for communicating with devices positioned outside a liner in a wellbore. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, October 16, 2001: US06302203 (54 worldwide citation)

A downhole string includes a liner and devices positioned outside the liner. One or more control lines extend from the liner devices along the exterior of the liner to one or more connectors that provide connection points inside the liner. The one or more connectors may include electrical connectors ...


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Nick Lindert, Anand S Murthy, Justin K Brask: Epitaxially deposited source/drain. Intel Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, June 13, 2006: US07060576 (53 worldwide citation)

An epitaxially deposited source/drain extension may be formed for a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor. A sacrificial layer may be formed and etched away to undercut under the gate electrode. Then a source/drain extension of epitaxial silicon may be deposited to extend under the edges ...


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Gavin Humphreys: Underbalanced well drilling and production. Stena Drilling, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, April 25, 2006: US07032691 (51 worldwide citation)

Underbalanced production and drilling may be achieved by a system which uses a rotating head coupled to surface blowout preventer stack for fluid flow control. A casing connects these surface components to a subsea shutoff assembly with a pair of ram shear devices to cut off the string to the wellhe ...


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Mo Han Fong, Jun Li, Sophie S Vrzic, Ali Iraqi, Ashvin H Chheda: Communicating in a reverse wireless link information relating to buffer status and data rate of a mobile station. Nortel Networks, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, November 28, 2006: US07142548 (51 worldwide citation)

A wireless communications network includes a mobile station and base station that are capable of communicating over a wireless link. Information relating to a status of a buffer in the mobile station and information relating to a data rate over a reverse wireless links is communicated over the rever ...


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Dinesh R Patel: Flow control and isolation in a wellbore. Schlumberger Technology, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, October 16, 2001: US06302216 (49 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of performing fluid loss, well isolation control, and flow control in a well having multiple zones. A multi-valve system having a plurality of valve assemblies is installed into the well. The multi-valve system provides fluid loss and well isolation control during running of t ...


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Ashley B Johnson, Lawrence A Behrmann, Wenbo Yang, Fokko Harm Cornelis Doornbosch: Controlling transient underbalance in a wellbore. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Jeffrey Griffin, Brigitte Jeffery Echols, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, May 11, 2004: US06732798 (49 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling a transient underbalance condition is provided. Transient underbalance can be enhanced by using a porous material, such as a porous solid, around the explosive device. The porous material contains a volume to receive wellbore fluids in response to activation of ...


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Peter A Barany, Chandra S Bontu, Shamim Akbar Rahman: Communicating traffic over a wireless channel in a mobile communications system. Nortel Networks, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, June 27, 2006: US07068623 (44 worldwide citation)

A mobile communications system includes a radio access network, such as an Enhanced General Packet Radio Service (EGPRS) network, in which mobile stations are able to enter into a discontinuous transmission (DTX) mode. During DTX mode of a first mobile station that is allocated a channel portion (e. ...


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Kuo Chiang Chen, Haoshi Song, Jack F Lands Jr, Wallace E Voreck, Dinesh R Patel: Zone isolation tools. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu PC, August 15, 2000: US06102120 (41 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for sealing an inner wall of a portion of a casing positioned in a well employs an inflatable sleeve having an outer surface and a conformable composite sleeve of curable composition extending around the outer surface of the inflatable sleeve. The inflatable sleeve is inflate ...