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Jack Bridges, Allen Taflove, Richard Snow: Method for in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations. IIT Research Institute, Martin Novack, February 20, 1979: US04140180 (356 worldwide citation)

The disclosure describes a technique for uniform heating of relatively large blocks of hydrocarbonaceous formations in situ using radio frequency (RF) electrical energy that is substantially confined to the volume to be heated and effects dielectric heating of the formations. An important aspect of ...


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Jack Bridges, Allen Taflove: Apparatus and method for in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations. IIT Research Institute, Martin Novack, March 20, 1979: US04144935 (333 worldwide citation)

The disclosure describes a technique for uniform heating of relatively large blocks of hydrocarbonaceous formations in situ using radio frequency (RF) electrical energy that is substantially confined to the volume to be heated and effects of dielectric heating of the formations. An important aspect ...


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Jack E Bridges, Allen Taflove, Guggilam C Sresty: Single well stimulation for the recovery of liquid hydrocarbons from subsurface formations. IIT Research Institute, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 25, 1985: US04524827 (304 worldwide citation)

Water is vaporized in an annular upper region of a subsurface formation into which borehole extends from the surface. This creates a substantially nonconducting dielectric in such region extending outwardly from the borehole. Such vaporization is preferably achieved by the application of electrical ...


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Allen Taflove, Guggilam C Sresty, Korada Umashankar: Method and apparatus for enhancing liquid hydrocarbon production from a single borehole in a slowly producing formation by non-uniform heating through optimized electrode arrays surrounding the borehole. Uentech Corporation, Vaden Eickenroht Thompson & Boulware, May 5, 1987: US04662438 (234 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for enhancing liquid hydrocarbon production through a single traditional producing borehole recognizing traditional producing well spacing from a slowly producing formation by use of non-uniform heating through interrelated electrode arrays surrounding the borehole. Heating the ...


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Jack E Bridges, Allen Taflove: Conduction heating of hydrocarbonaceous formations. IIT Research Institute, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, October 8, 1985: US04545435 (215 worldwide citation)

A waveguide structure is emplanted in the earth to bound a particular volume of an earth formation with a waveguide structure formed of respective rows of discrete elongated electrodes wherein the spacing between rows is greater than the distance between electrodes in a respective row and in the cas ...


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Jack E Bridges, Harsh Dev, Richard H Snow, Allen Taflove: In situ decontamination of spills and landfills by radio frequency heating. IIT Research Institute, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 2, 1987: US04670634 (107 worldwide citation)

A water-containing region at or near the surface of the earth, such as a landfill, that is contaminated with hazardous materials is decontaminated by heating the region with bound radio frequency energy from a bound-wave transmission line excitor array disposed outside the region to a temperature to ...


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Jack E Bridges, Allen Taflove: Apparatus and method for in situ controlled heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations. IIT Research Institute, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, May 22, 1984: US04449585 (64 worldwide citation)

A system and method for the controlled in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous earth formations involves the application of electromagnetic energy at a selected frequency or at selected frequencies to a waveguide structure formed by electrodes bounding a particular volume of hydrocarbonaceous m ...


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Jack E Bridges, Allen Taflove, Guggilam C Sresty: Electro-osmotic production of hydrocarbons utilizing conduction heating of hydrocarbonaceous formations. IIT Research Institute, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, February 24, 1987: US04645004 (32 worldwide citation)

An electro-osmotic method for the production of hydrocarbons utilizes in situ heating of earth formations having substantial electrical conductivity. A particular volume of an earth formation is bounded with a waveguide structure formed of respective rows of discrete elongated electrodes in a dense ...


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Jack E Bridges, Allen Taflove: Method and apparatus for mitigation of radio frequency electric field peaking in controlled heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations in situ. IIT Research Institute, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, October 16, 1984: US04476926 (18 worldwide citation)

The effects of radio frequency electric field peaking in the earth formations surrounding a conductor excited by radio frequency energy in the controlled in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous earth formations are mitigated by providing an inert buffer region around the conductor to which radi ...


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Jack E Bridges, Susan Hagness, Allen Taflove, Milica Popovic: Interstitial L L C, McAndrews Held & Malloy, July 16, 2002: US06421550 (14 worldwide citation)

A non-invasive method to detect vascularization associated with one or more malignant tumors in living tissue of a living organism, where dielectric properties of the vascularization are different than dielectric properties of normal living tissue. In one embodiment, a non-ionizing input wave within ...