US Pat. No. 9,468,464

METHODS FOR TREATING THE SKIN USING VACUUM

Axia MedSciences, LLC, T...

1. A method of treating a skin surface of a subject, comprising:
positioning a handheld device against a skin surface of the subject, the handheld device comprising:
a body comprising a housing;
a working end portion positioned along a first end of the body, the working end portion comprising a distal end configured
to contact the skin surface, wherein the working end portion comprises a perimeter along the distal end;

a first aperture arrangement comprising at least one first port located along or near the working end portion, the at least
one first port being in fluid communication with a vacuum source via at least one passageway; and

a second aperture arrangement comprising at least one second port located along or near the working end portion, the at least
one second port being in fluid communication with a treatment media source;

activating the vacuum source to simultaneously deliver a treatment media to the skin surface through the at least second port,
wherein the treatment media comprises a liquid, and to aspirate spent treatment media through the at least one first port
and the at least one passageway, thereby selectively providing a volume of the treatment media to the skin surface of the
subject;

wherein activating the vacuum source facilitates delivery of treatment media to subsurface skin tissue of the subject and
causes adjacent skin surface to at least partially puff up to facilitate the treatment method.

US Pat. No. 9,309,752

COMPLETING LONG, DEVIATED WELLS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of installing a liner into a fluid containing subterranean wellbore, the method comprising:
sealing a buoyancy fluid in an interior central bore of the liner with a plug assembly in the interior central bore by sealing
the plug assembly to an interior surface of the liner while the plug assembly is at the terranean surface, the buoyancy fluid
having a lower density than the fluid contained in the wellbore;

positioning the liner to a specified final depth in the wellbore;
withdrawing the plug assembly uphole; and
after withdrawing the plug assembly uphole, flooding the liner with a fluid having a density greater than the buoyancy fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,587,469

POLY(ALKYENYLAMIDE)-POLYSACCHARIDE HYDROGELS FOR TREATMENT OF SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation, the method comprising:
placing in the subterranean formation a composition comprising a poly(alkenylamide)-polysaccharide hydrogel; and
plugging a flow pathway in the subterranean formation with the hydrogel;
wherein
the poly(alkenylamide) comprises the structure -(PAA)n-(CL)m-,

the poly(alkenylamide) is a block or random copolymer,
PAA has the structure

CL has the structure:

the poly(alkenylamide)-polysaccharide hydrogel comprises at least one crosslink comprising an imide between the poly(alkenylamide)
and the polysaccharide,

each of PAA and CL at each occurrence independently occur in the orientation shown or in the opposite orientation,
the polysaccharide comprises Structure I

each of R10, R11, R12, R13, and R14 are independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —R15, —OR15, and —C(O)R16,

at each occurrence R15 is independently selected from the group consisting of —H and C1-C10 hydrocarbyl,

at each occurrence R16 is independently selected from the group consisting of —O?, —OH, and —O?CI+,

at each occurrence CI+ is independently a counterion,

p is at least about 2,
each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, and R9 at each occurrence is independently selected from the group consisting of —H and C1-C10 hydrocarbyl,

each of L1, L2, and L3 are independently at each occurrence selected from the group consisting of a bond and C1-C10 hydrocarbylene,

m is at least about 1,
n is at least about 2, and
m1 is about 0 to about 10,000,000.

US Pat. No. 9,493,994

COMPOSITE BOW CENTRALIZER

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A centralizer comprising:
a first composite collar, wherein the first composite collar comprises inner fiber windings and outer fiber windings;
a second collar;
a plurality of composite bow springs coupling the first composite collar to the second collar, wherein the ends of the plurality
of composite bow springs are disposed between the inner fiber windings and the outer fiber windings of the first composite
collar; and

a plurality of particulates disposed along the outer surface of at least one bow spring, wherein the particulates are configured
to reduce the running forces required to move the centralizer when the centralizer contacts a surface.

US Pat. No. 9,357,657

LEAD-FREE SOLDER ALLOY FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A well logging tool comprising:
an electronic system, the electronic system including one or more solder joints formed from a premelted solid lead-free wire-form
solder having a preliminary solid solder alloy composition consisting of:

Silver;
Copper;
Antimony; and
Tin;
wherein the preliminary solid solder alloy composition has a weight % of the Silver in a range of 3.5 to 7.0, a weight % of
the Copper in a range of 1.0 to 4.0, and a weight % of the Antimony in a range of 1.0 to 3.0.

US Pat. No. 9,133,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTONOMOUS DOWNHOLE FLUID SELECTION WITH PATHWAY DEPENDENT RESISTANCE SYSTEM

Halliburton Energy Servic...

12. A device, comprising:
a flow system that divides flow among at least three passages at a common inlet shared by the at least three passages based
on the viscosity of the fluid flow, and that recombines the flow at a common outlet shared by the at least three passages
in a direction that depends on the viscosity of the fluid flow, wherein the at least three passages having first, second and
third resistances to the fluid flow, each of the first, second and third resistances to the fluid flow distinct from the other
two of the first, second and third resistances to the fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 9,405,035

ENHANCED TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR A NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE LOGGING TOOL

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A power amplifier configured for use with a downhole nuclear magnetic resonance transmitter tool, the power amplifier comprising:
a first pair of switching amplifiers that together generate a first pair of pulse sequences having an adjustable phase difference;
a second pair of switching amplifiers that together generate a second pair of pulse sequences, each pulse sequence in the
second pair having a phase offset relative to a phase of a different one of the pulse sequences in the first pair; and

a summation stage that forms a combined signal from the pulse sequences in both said first and second pairs,
wherein said phase offset operates in order to at least partly cancel a higher harmonic of the pulse sequences from the combined
signal formed by the summation stage.

US Pat. No. 9,360,583

APPARATUS AND METHODS OF LOCATING DOWNHOLE ANOMALIES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
controlling transmission of signals downhole in a well by controlling sequencing of pulses from one or more transmitters;
controlling reception of return signals by controlling timing of data acquisition from one or more receivers, the return signals
generated in response to the transmission of the signals, such that the controlled transmission and return signals mimic a
moving antenna; and

determining a characteristic of a geological formation in the well using the Doppler effect, based on the mimicking.

US Pat. No. 9,315,719

LOW SURFACE FRICTION PROPPANTS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A proppant having low surface friction comprising an angle of repose of 30° or less; wherein said proppant comprises:
a) a Krumbein sphericity of at least 0.5;
b) a roundness of at least 0.5;
c) a particle size distribution such that the proppant has a dps from about 0.001 to about 0.3, wherein dps=(dp90?dp10)/dp50 and wherein dp10 is a particle size wherein 10% of the particles have a smaller particle size, dp50 is a median particle size wherein 50% of the particles have a smaller particle size, and dp90 is a particle size wherein 90% of the particles have a smaller particle size;

d) a porosity, excluding a central void, of from about 6% to about 40%; and
e) proppant pores, wherein at least 90% of the proppant pores have a pore size of from about 0.1 micron to about 10 microns
and at least 80% of the proppant pores are not in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,091,147

DOWNHOLE FLUID FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING TEMPORARY SEALING SUBSTANCE AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A flow control screen for positioning in a subterranean well, the flow control screen comprising:
a base pipe with an internal passageway, a blank pipe section and a perforated section;
a filter medium positioned around the blank pipe section of the base pipe;
a support assembly positioned around the base pipe;
a housing positioned around the base pipe and extending between the filter medium and the support assembly to define a fluid
path between the filter medium and the internal passageway;

at least one flow control component positioned radially between the support assembly and the housing, the flow control component
having at least one first port and at least one second port with a fluid chamber comprising a vortex chamber disposed therebetween,
the flow control component disposed within the fluid path such that fluid traveling between the filter medium and the internal
passageway must pass through the fluid chamber; and

a temporary sealing substance disposed within the fluid chamber, the temporary sealing substance preventing fluid flow through
the flow control component until the temporary sealing substance degrades when exposed to a water source in the well, thereafter
permitting fluid flow through the fluid chamber of the flow control component.

US Pat. No. 9,371,712

CEMENT SET ACTIVATORS FOR SET-DELAYED CEMENT COMPOSITIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing comprising:
providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder;
activating the set-delayed cement composition with a liquid additive to produce an activated cement composition, wherein the
liquid additive comprises a monovalent salt, a polyphosphate, a dispersant, and water; and

allowing the activated cement composition to set.

US Pat. No. 9,371,703

TELESCOPING JOINT WITH CONTROL LINE MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A telescoping joint comprising:
an outer mandrel;
an inner mandrel releasably coupled to the outer mandrel, at least part of the inner mandrel being in an area defined by the
outer mandrel and defining an inner area sealable from an environment exterior to the outer mandrel;

a control line exterior to an outer surface of the outer mandrel and coiled around the inner mandrel;
a coil housing having an opening therethrough for receiving the control line traversing from exterior to the outer surface
of the outer mandrel to being coiled around the inner mandrel;

an outer bushing; and
an inner bushing of the inner mandrel,
wherein the control line is coiled between the outer bushings and the inner bushing.

US Pat. No. 9,120,962

PLUGGING COMPOSITION USING SWELLABLE GLASS ADDITIVES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for temporary plugging in a subterranean formation comprising:
providing a composition comprising a cementitious material, water, and a swellable glass additive;
introducing the composition into a subterranean formation;
allowing the composition to set into a single solid mass; and
allowing the swellable glass additive to swell, such that the swelling of the swellable glass additive fractures the solid
mass into two or more masses.

US Pat. No. 9,453,380

REMOTE HYDRAULIC CONTROL OF DOWNHOLE TOOLS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

15. A method of controlling a downhole tool coupled in a drill string extending longitudinally along a borehole, comprising:
controlling response of the downhole tool in the drill string to variations in a bore-annulus pressure difference by a control
arrangement mounted in the drill string, the control arrangement defining a valve port that is connectable to a hydraulic
activation mechanism of the downhole tool, the control arrangement further comprising,

a valve piston that is longitudinally displaceable in the drill string to dispose the valve port between an open condition,
to permit fluid pressure communication between a drill string bore and the activation mechanism of the downhole tool, and
a closed condition, to substantially isolate the activation mechanism from the drill string bore; and

a latch mechanism configured to releasably latch the valve piston to the drill string restrain relative longitudinal movement
of the valve piston in a first longitudinal direction, the valve piston, when latched, being releasable by movement thereof
in an opposite, second longitudinal direction to a mode change position, wherein latching or releasing of the valve piston
changes an operational mode of the control arrangement between,

an active mode in which the valve port in its open condition upon application of bore pressures at or above tool activation
levels, permits hydraulic tool activation, and

a dormant mode in which the valve port its closed condition upon application of bore pressures at or above tool activation
levels, prevents hydraulic tool activation; and

a stay piston that is automatically displaceable under hydraulic actuation of the stay piston responsive to a pressure difference
above a trigger threshold value, to obstruct movement of the latched valve piston toward the mode change position.

US Pat. No. 9,074,990

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR OPTICALLY DETERMINING A CHARACTERISTIC OF A SUBSTANCE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A device, comprising:
an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample having a characteristic of interest;
a first integrated computational element arranged within a primary channel and configured to optically interact with the electromagnetic
radiation source and produce a first modified electromagnetic radiation, wherein the first integrated computational element
is configured to be positively or negatively correlated to the characteristic of interest;

a second integrated computational element arranged within a reference channel and configured to optically interact with the
electromagnetic radiation source and produce a second modified electromagnetic radiation, wherein the second integrated computational
element is configured to be correlated to the characteristic of interest with an opposite sign relative to the first integrated
computational element; and

a first detector arranged to generate a first signal from the first modified electromagnetic radiation and a second signal
from the second modified electromagnetic radiation, and generate an output signal corresponding to the characteristic of the
sample, wherein the second signal decreases when the first signal increases according to the characteristic of the sample,
and wherein the second signal increases when the first signal decreases according to the characteristic of the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,411,068

3D BOREHOLE IMAGER

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A borehole logging method that comprises:
conveying an imaging tool along a borehole and tracking a position of the tool;
transmitting an electromagnetic pulse having a width less than 2×10?9 seconds from the imaging tool in each of multiple azimuthal directions;

receiving signals at spaced receivers of the imaging tool in response to each electromagnetic pulse, said signals corresponding
to electromagnetic pulse reflections from one or more formation boundaries;

processing each received signal to determine travel times from said electromagnetic pulse reflections; and
forming a three-dimensional (3D) image of a formation region surrounding the borehole based at least in part on said travel
times as a function of position and azimuthal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,328,281

FOAMING OF SET-DELAYED CEMENT COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PUMICE AND HYDRATED LIME

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation
comprising:
providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a dispersant, and a set retarder; wherein
the set retarder comprises a phosphonic acid derivative and the dispersant comprises a polycarboxylated ether dispersant;

foaming the set-delayed cement composition;
activating the set-delayed cement composition;
introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation; and
allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 9,388,635

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN ORIENTABLE CONNECTION IN A DRILLING ASSEMBLY

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. In an apparatus of the type comprising a first assembly, a second assembly, an orientable rotatable connection between
the first assembly and the second assembly, and a control device associated with the orientable rotatable connection, a method
for controlling the actuation of the control device, the method comprising:
(a) providing a force tending to cause rotation of the first assembly and the second assembly relative to each other;
(b) determining an actual orientation of the second assembly with the control device actuated to prevent rotation of the second
assembly relative to the first assembly;

(c) comparing the actual orientation of the second assembly with a target orientation of the second assembly in order to determine
if the actual orientation of the second assembly is acceptable;

(d) if the actual orientation of the second assembly is not acceptable, actuating the control device to perform a control
device actuation cycle, wherein the control device actuation cycle comprises first actuating the control device to allow rotation
of the second assembly relative to the first assembly and second actuating the control device to prevent rotation of the second
assembly relative to the first assembly;

(e) determining an updated actual orientation of the second assembly;
(f) comparing the updated actual orientation of the second assembly with the target orientation of the second assembly in
order to determine if the updated actual orientation of the second assembly is acceptable;

(g) if the updated actual orientation of the second assembly is not acceptable, repeating (d) through (f), using the updated
actual orientation of the second assembly as the actual orientation of the second assembly; and

(h) if the updated actual orientation of the second assembly is acceptable, maintaining the control device actuated to prevent
rotation of the second assembly relative to the first assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,388,671

SWELLABLE SCREEN ASSEMBLY WITH INFLOW CONTROL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

13. A method of producing a fluid composition from a subterranean formation, comprising:
introducing a screen assembly into the subterranean formation, the screen assembly comprising a base pipe defining at least
one opening therein, a rigid member disposed about a first portion of the base pipe, a swellable material disposed about a
second portion of the base pipe, and a filter medium at least partially disposed about the swellable material and coupled
thereto;

expanding the swellable material toward an inner surface of a wellbore and thereby actuating a piston arranged within the
rigid member, the piston having a telescoping portion coupled to the filter material and movably arranged within a non-telescoping
portion of the piston;

filtering the fluid composition through the filter material and directing a filtered fluid to the piston;
receiving the filtered fluid with an autonomous valve vertically arranged within the piston, the autonomous valve comprising:
a top defining at least two apertures that provide fluid communication from the filter medium into corresponding inlets of
the autonomous valve;

a flow chamber in fluid communication with the corresponding inlets and through which a fluid composition is able to flow;
a bottom defining at least one outlet in fluid communication with the flow chamber; and
at least one structure spirally oriented relative to the at least one outlet; and
inducing spiral flow of the fluid composition about the at least one outlet using the at least one structure and thereby regulating
a flow of the filtered fluid through the piston.

US Pat. No. 9,377,557

AZIMUTHALLY-SELECTIVE DOWNHOLE NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE (NMR) TOOL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) tool for use in a wellbore in a subterranean region, the NMR tool comprising:
a magnet assembly to produce a magnetic field in a volume in a subterranean region; and
an antenna assembly to produce an excitation in the volume, and to acquire an azimuthally-selective response from the volume
based on the excitation, the antenna assembly comprising a transversal-dipole antenna and a monopole antenna,

wherein the antenna assembly is configured so that the NMR tool acquires the azimuthally-selective response from the volume
using both the transversal-dipole antenna and the monopole antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,091,785

FIBEROPTIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMATION MONITORING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A formation monitoring system that comprises:
a casing that defines an annular space within a borehole;
an array of electromagnetic field sensors in the annular space;
an optical waveguide that conveys optical signals to and from the array of electromagnetic field sensors;
a power source to generate a distribution of current flow into formations penetrated by said borehole;
a surface interface coupled to the optical waveguide to receive optical signals from the array of electromagnetic field sensors,
said received optical signals representing electromagnetic field measurements collected by the array of electromagnetic field
sensors in response to the current flow; and

a computer that operates on electromagnetic field measurement data corresponding to the received optical signals to calculate
at least one parameter associated with an approaching flood front.

US Pat. No. 9,086,383

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING CHEMICAL PROCESSES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system, comprising:
a flow path provided within a wellbore and containing a fluid in which a chemical reaction is presently occurring, wherein
the fluid comprises at least one of a reagent and a product associated with the chemical reaction;

at least one integrated computational element arranged in an optical train to optically interact with the fluid in the flow
path and thereby generate optically interacted light, the at least one integrated computational element comprising a plurality
of thin film layers deposited on an optical substrate;

at least one detector arranged in the optical train following the at least one integrated computational element to receive
the optically interacted light and generate an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the chemical reaction occurring
within the fluid; and

a signal processor communicably coupled to the at least one detector for receiving the output signal, the signal processor
being programmed to determine the characteristic of the chemical reaction based on the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,388,687

FORMATION ENVIRONMENT SAMPLING APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An apparatus, comprising: a geological formation probe operable in a well bore, the geological formation probe having at
least one fluid flow inlet with an inlet area of selectable, incrementally variable size, and having a plurality of sealing
elements within the at least one fluid flow inlet, each sealing element independently movable downhole with respect to the
other sealing elements of the plurality and advanceable to engage a wall of the well bore in a sealing engagement and retractable
from the sealing engagement, wherein the inlet area comprises a guard probe inlet area, the guard probe inlet area having
an incrementally adjustable size by selective activation of selected ones of the plurality of sealing elements, and further
wherein a first sealing element of the plurality of sealing elements is at least partially spaced from the at least one fluid
flow inlet, the first sealing element being the nearest of the plurality of sealing elements to the at least one fluid flow
inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,376,908

PIPE CONVEYED EXTENDABLE WELL LOGGING TOOL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A pipe conveyed well logging assembly comprising:
a downhole pipe including a garage;
a logging tool disposed in the garage and extendable therefrom;
a retraction system located downhole and configured to retract the logging tool into the garage while downhole, wherein the
retraction system includes a tractor; and

a releasable latch releasably engageable with the garage to retain the logging tool in and release the logging tool from the
garage.

US Pat. No. 9,304,227

DETECTOR, PREAMPLIFIER SELECTION APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optical detector;
a detector amplifier electrically coupled to the optical detector, wherein at least one of the optical detector or the detector
amplifier is to be dynamically selected via switching circuitry from among at least two alternative elements to minimize noise
equivalent power (NEP) of a selected detector or a combination of the selected detector and a selected amplifier;

a temperature sensor to sense an operating temperature of at least one of the optical detector or the detector amplifier;
and

a feedback and control system to monitor the operating temperature such that operation of the switching circuitry is based
on the operating temperature being in one temperature range of a plurality of temperature ranges.

US Pat. No. 9,388,681

METHOD TO OPTIMIZE DRILLING EFFICIENCY WHILE REDUCING STICK SLIP

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of controlling a top drive coupled to a drill bit via a drill string during a drilling process, comprising:
generating a first control signal based at least in part upon a bit angular speed set-point, a first bit angular speed, and
an optimization problem comprising an objective function at a first state, and one or more first state constraints to which
the objective function at the first state is subject,

wherein the one or more first state constraints comprise a model of dynamics between input torque to the top drive and resulting
bit angular speed;

controlling the top drive based at least in part upon the first control signal so as to rotate the drill bit at a second bit
angular speed;

updating the model based at least in part upon operating data associated with any one or more of the top drive, drill bit,
and drill string so as to obtain an updated model;

generating a second control signal based at least in part upon the bit angular speed set-point, the second bit angular speed,
and the optimization problem comprising the objective function at a second state and one or more second state constraints
to which the objective function at the second state is subject,

wherein the one or more second state constraints comprise the updated model; and
controlling the top drive based at least in part upon the second control signal so as to rotate the drill bit at a third bit
angular speed.

US Pat. No. 9,297,232

RECLOSABLE MULTI ZONE ISOLATION TOOL AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF

Halliburton Energy Servic...

11. A method for isolating a first zone from a second zone in a subterranean wellbore, the method comprising:
disposing a multi zone isolation tool within the wellbore in a closed position, the tool including an inner tubular defining
a central flow path and an outer tubular defining an annular flow path with the inner tubular, the annular flow path in fluid
communication with the first zone, the central flow path in fluid communication with the second zone;

maintaining the tool in the closed position while treating the second zone by equalizing pressure in the central flow path
and the annular flow path;

operably coupling a tubing string with the inner tubular;
varying the pressure in the central flow path;
biasing a mandrel slidably disposed within the inner tubular in a first direction; and
shifting a sleeve having at least one seal disposed on an inner surface thereof and coupled to the mandrel from the closed
position wherein the seal engages an outer surface of the inner tubular to an open position wherein the seal engages an outer
surface of the outer tubular.

US Pat. No. 9,222,320

SUBSEA PRESSURE CONTROL SYSTEM

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A subsea pressure control system for use with a subsea well with a well annulus and a marine riser, comprising:
at least one subsea choke configured to variably restrict flow of drilling fluid from the well annulus through a flow passage
which branches off of the well annulus below a subsea annular sealing device configured to seal off the well annulus, the
subsea choke being positionable at a subsea location;

a process control system configured to automatically operate the at least one subsea choke and a subsea pump to maintain a
given pressure in the well annulus; and

the subsea pump configured to regulate a fluid level in a line external to the marine riser to apply a given hydrostatic pressure
to the well annulus, the subsea pump at the subsea location.

US Pat. No. 9,328,573

INTEGRATED GEOMECHANICS DETERMINATIONS AND WELLBORE PRESSURE CONTROL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A well drilling method, comprising:
determining a property of a formation surrounding a wellbore in real time as the wellbore is being drilled, wherein the determining
is based at least in part on data received from a sensor located at a surface location; and

controlling wellbore pressure in real time as the wellbore is being drilled by controlling operation of a flow control device
independently from a mud pump, the flow control device interconnected in a mud return line returning mud from the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 9,382,776

WELLBORE ISOLATION DEVICE MADE FROM A POWDERED FUSIBLE ALLOY MATRIX

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of producing and using at least a portion of a wellbore isolation device comprising:
providing a fusible alloy matrix in a powdered form;
placing at least the particles of the fusible alloy matrix powder into a mold;
compacting the particles located inside the mold via an application of pressure;
fusing the particles together to form a solid material, wherein the solid material forms the at least a portion of the wellbore
isolation device; and

introducing the at least a portion of the wellbore isolation device into a wellbore; wherein the fusible alloy matrix undergoes
a phase transformation at or near the bottomhole temperature of the wellbore after a desired amount of time.

US Pat. No. 9,482,072

SELECTIVE ELECTRICAL ACTIVATION OF DOWNHOLE TOOLS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of activating a downhole tool in a subterranean well, the method comprising:
displacing a device in the downhole tool, the device transmitting energy to a receiver of the downhole tool, thereby activating
the downhole tool; and

wherein transmitting includes a control circuitry of the device increasing electrical current flow between an electrical power
source of the device and a transmitter of the device in response to a sensor of the device detecting a predetermined stimulus
downhole, wherein the sensor includes a magnetic field sensor and wherein the predetermined stimulus includes a magnetic field
produced by an indicator mounted in a plug that includes a pressure barrier having a lower magnetic permeability than a housing
of the downhole tool into which the plug is secured.

US Pat. No. 9,234,835

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF A FLUID SAMPLE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An apparatus for analyzing a fluid comprising:
a single chamber to receive a fluid sample;
a positive displacement pump in hydraulic communication with the single chamber, the positive displacement pump reducing a
pressure of the fluid sample in the single chamber below a vapor pressure of a component of the fluid sample;

at least one light system to provide a light at a predetermined modulation frequency to the fluid sample, the light system
having a chopper wheel formed with a plurality of rings of slots, each ring modulating the light transmitted to the fluid
sample at a different predetermined modulation frequency;

an acoustic sensor to detect an acoustic signal caused by the interaction of the light and the fluid sample;
a controller relating the acoustic signal to at least one chemical component of the fluid sample; and
a plurality of optical filters wherein each optical filter transmits a different predetermined wavelength of light, and wherein
each optical filter acts cooperatively with a corresponding ring to transmit light of a predetermined wavelength, ?i, at a predetermined modulation frequency, fi, to the fluid sample.

US Pat. No. 9,376,609

SETTABLE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING INTERGROUND PERLITE AND HYDRAULIC CEMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A composition consisting of:
an interground mixture consisting of unexpanded perlite and Portland cement,
wherein the interground mixture has a mean particle size between about 0.5 microns and about 10 microns,
wherein the perlite is present in an amount of about 40% to about 80% by weight of the perlite and Portland cement,
wherein the Portland cement is present in an amount of about 20% to about 60% by weight of the perlite and Portland cement;
and

a hydraulic cement blended with the interground mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,297,255

NON-INVASIVE COMPRESSIBILITY AND IN SITU DENSITY TESTING OF A FLUID SAMPLE IN A SEALED CHAMBER

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method, comprising:
changing a hydraulic pressure applied to a floating piston within a sealed sample chamber such that the pressure on each side
of the piston is substantially equal, said sample chamber containing a formation fluid sample;

measuring said hydraulic pressure with a pressure sensor external to said sample chamber;
measuring a distance associated with said piston with a magnetic sensor; and
computing compressibility of said formation fluid sample contained within said sealed sample chamber based on the distance
and the measured hydraulic pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,316,095

AUTONOMOUS INFLOW CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A SURFACE COATING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

16. A method of providing a variable resistance to fluid flow in a wellbore, the method comprising:
receiving a first fluid and a second fluid at an autonomous inflow control device;
directing the first fluid into a vortex chamber via a first leading passageway coupled to the vortex chamber by a first inlet
and a second inlet, and directing the second fluid toward the vortex chamber via a second leading passageway coupled to the
vortex chamber by a third inlet and a fourth inlet, wherein the first leading passageway and the second leading passageway
are separated by the vortex chamber; and

changing the resistance to flow of at least a portion of the first fluid and a portion of the second fluid with a super hydrophobic
surface within the vortex chamber, wherein the resistance to flow through the autonomous inflow control device varies based
on a fluid pathway through the vortex chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,279,904

SIMULATING DOWNHOLE FLOW THROUGH A PERFORATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system for testing a core sample, comprising:
a non-permeable sleeve configured to be placed over a core sample;
a first pair of opposing actuators to apply opposing force to the non-permeable sleeve in a first axis normal to an axis of
the core sample;

a second pair of opposing actuators to apply opposing force to the non-permeable sleeve in a second axis normal to the axis
of the core sample and normal to the first axis;

a wellbore pressure reservoir to provide simulated wellbore pressure; and
a formation pressure reservoir to provide simulated formation fluid pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,234,404

DOWNHOLE FLUID FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD HAVING A FLUIDIC MODULE WITH A FLOW CONTROL TURBINE

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A flow control screen comprising:
a base pipe with an internal passageway;
a filter medium positioned around the base pipe;
a housing positioned around the base pipe defining an annular fluid flow path between the filter medium and an exterior surface
of the base pipe;

an opening formed through said base pipe fluidly coupling said annular fluid flow path with said internal passageway; and
at least one fluidic module disposed within the annular fluid flow path, the fluidic module having a turbine chamber with
a flow control turbine rotatably disposed therein, the flow control turbine operable to provide fluid discriminating flow
resistance such that a pressure drop for a desired production fluid passing through the fluidic module is less than a pressure
drop for an undesired production fluid passing through the fluidic module.

US Pat. No. 9,091,782

MODULAR RESISTIVITY LOGGING TOOL SYSTEMS AND METHODS EMPLOYING AN ADAPTER IN AN ISOLATION JOINT CONFIGURATION

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A resistivity logging tool module, comprising:
a mandrel with connector sections at each end and a ring support section between the connector sections;
a composite layer disposed around the ring support section;
a set of ring electrodes disposed along the ring support section around the composite layer, wherein the composite layer electrically
isolates the set of ring electrodes from the ring support section and wherein at least one of the ring electrodes includes
an electrode pin slot aligned with an aperture that extends to an interior of the mandrel; and

an adapter in an isolation joint configuration with one of the connector sections.

US Pat. No. 9,081,114

MULTI-ARRAY LATEROLOG TOOLS AND METHODS WITH SPLIT MONITOR ELECTRODES

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A resistivity logging system that comprises:
a tool body having:
a center electrode positioned between multiple pairs of guard electrodes, wherein said multiple pairs of guard electrodes
are positioned between a pair of return electrodes on said tool body; and

multiple pairs of split monitor electrodes, each of said split monitor electrodes having two electrically-coupled component
electrodes with an associated guard electrode therebetween; and

electronics that provide a primary current from the center electrode to the pair of return electrodes and provide a respective
guard current from each pair in said multiple pairs of guard electrodes to the pair of return electrodes, the electronics
further operating to acquire a voltage measurement from each of said pairs of split monitor electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,267,072

WEIGHTED ELASTOMERS, CEMENT COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING WEIGHTED ELASTOMERS, AND METHODS OF USE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising;
providing a fluid that comprises a weighted elastomer, wherein the weighted elastomer comprises an elastomer and a weighting
agent attached to an outer surface of the elastomer, wherein the fluid comprises a fluid selected from the group consisting
of a drilling fluid, a stimulation fluid, a spacer fluid, a well clean-up fluid, and combinations thereof; wherein the weighting
agent is attached to the elastomer with an adhesive, wherein the adhesive comprises at least one adhesive selected from the
group consisting of a water-based acrylic paint, an oil-based paint, and an oil-based primer; and

introducing the fluid into a subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 9,285,355

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING LOST CIRCULATION MATERIALS FOR SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An cell for testing lost circulation materials (LCM) used in a formation, comprising:
a housing, wherein the housing defines an internal cavity;
at least one vugular formation simulation component positioned within the internal cavity, wherein the at least one formation
simulation component comprises balls positioned between a cylindrical inner structure and a housing liner disposed within
the internal cavity;

a retainer positioned above the at least one formation simulation component in the internal cavity; and
a cap removably engaged with the housing, wherein the cap compresses the at least one formation simulation component and the
retainer within the internal cavity when engaged.

US Pat. No. 9,328,583

SET-DELAYED CEMENT COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PUMICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising:
providing a cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, a dispersant, and a strength enhancer,
wherein the strength enhancer comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of cement kiln dust, slag,
amorphous silica, a pozzolan, and any combination thereof, wherein the set retarder comprises a phosphonic acid derivative
and the dispersant comprises a polycarboxylated ether dispersant;

introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and
allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 9,328,587

PULSATING ROTATIONAL FLOW FOR USE IN WELL OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system for use with a subterranean well, the system comprising:
a fluid oscillator which discharges pulsating fluid from a tubular string in a first direction at least partially toward a
first end of the tubular string proximate a surface of the earth; and

a fluid switch to control selection of a port from among a plurality of ports to discharge the pulsating fluid from the tubular
string in the first direction, each port arranged to discharge the pulsating fluid from the tubular string in the first direction
at least partially toward the first end of the tubular string proximate the surface of the earth.

US Pat. No. 9,291,030

ANNULAR FLOW CONTROL DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

9. A method of regulating a flow of a fluid, comprising:
conveying the fluid in a work string defining one or more flow ports therein;
receiving a portion of the fluid in an annular flow control device coupled to an exterior of the work string and including
an inner shroud and an outer shroud radially offset from the inner shroud and defining a channel therebetween to receive the
portion of the fluid, the channel being in fluid communication with at least one of the one or more flow ports;

conveying the portion of the fluid through one or more tubular fluid conduits that extend radially into an interior of the
work string and are inserted at least partially into the one or more flow ports; and

conducting the portion of the fluid through the channel and the at least one of the one or more flow ports, and thereby creating
a flow restriction on the fluid through the annular flow control device.

US Pat. No. 9,267,361

CASING WINDOW ASSEMBLY

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A casing window assembly, comprising:
a tubular casing sleeve having an inside diameter, an outside diameter and a position for a casing window, the inside diameter
including a recessed wall profile for receipt of a portion of an expandable wall and a recess for receipt of a portion of
a securing element, wherein an end of the recessed wall profile includes a shoulder; and

an inner sleeve releasably secured within the casing sleeve by the expandable wall or the securing element and having an inside
diameter, an outside diameter and a wall between the inside diameter and the outside diameter, a portion of the wall forming
the expandable wall and another portion of the wall including a portion of the securing element.

US Pat. No. 9,316,057

ROTARY DRILL BITS WITH PROTECTED CUTTING ELEMENTS AND METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for designing a drill bit including cutting elements having a protector operable to control a depth of cut of
the associated cutting element in a downhole formation, comprising:
(a) selecting, by a processor, a downhole drilling parameter;
(b) determining, by the processor, a maximum rate of penetration (ROP) based on the downhole drilling parameter;
(c) calculating, by the processor, maximum depth of cut for a cutting element based on the maximum ROP;
(d) selecting, by the processor, an effective diameter and a back rake angle for the cutting element, and an effective diameter
for the protector, wherein the protector is integrated in the cutting element;

(e) calculating, by the processor, a protector length based on:
a difference between the effective diameter of the cutting element and the effective diameter of the protector,
the back rake angle of the cutting element, and
the maximum depth of cut of the cutting element;
(f) comparing, by the processor, the calculated protector length with an allowable range of protector lengths; and
(g) if the calculated protector length is not in the allowable range of protector lengths, reselecting, by the processor the
effective diameter of the cutting element, the back rake angle of the cutting element, or the effective diameter of the protector
until the calculated protector length is in the allowable range of protector lengths.

US Pat. No. 9,284,817

DUAL MAGNETIC SENSOR ACTUATION ASSEMBLY

Halliburton Energy Servic...

13. A wellbore servicing tool comprising:
a housing comprising one or more ports and generally defining a flow passage;
a first magnetic sensor and a second magnetic sensor disposed within the housing, wherein the first magnetic sensor is positioned
up-hole of the second magnetic sensor;

an electronic circuit coupled to the first magnetic sensor and the second magnetic sensor; and
a memory coupled to the electronic circuit, wherein the memory comprises instructions that cause the electronic circuit to:
detect a magnetic device within the housing;
determine the flow direction of the magnetic device through the housing; and
adjust a counter in response to the detection of the magnetic device and the determination of the flow direction of the magnetic
device through the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,395,294

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING CHEMICAL PROCESSES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of monitoring a fluid, comprising:
containing the fluid in which a chemical reaction is occurring within a flow path;
interacting an electromagnetic radiation source with the fluid to form a sample interacted light;
separating a portion of the sample interacted light with a beam splitter;
measuring the intensity of the separated portion of the sample interacted light with a first detector to form a compensating
signal indicative of radiative deviations from the electromagnetic radiation source;

optically interacting at least one integrated computational element with the fluid using the sample interacted light, thereby
generating modified electromagnetic radiation, the integrated computational element comprising a plurality of layers of dielectric
materials deposited on an optical substrate according to a characteristic of the chemical reaction;

producing an output signal by measuring the modified electromagnetic radiation with a second detector coupled to the integrated
computational element;

receiving the output signal and the compensating signal with a signal processor communicably coupled to the first and second
detectors; and

determining the characteristic of the chemical reaction with the signal processor by comparing the output signal with the
compensating signal,

wherein the processor is programmed to adjust a flow of a treatment reagent being introduced into a flow path based on the
determined characteristic of the chemical reaction in response to an out of range condition.

US Pat. No. 9,302,693

COILED TUBING SERVICING TOOL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A coiled tubing servicing system comprising: a servicing cart comprising two or more support frames; a length of coiled
tubing supported by the servicing cart; a servicing fixture disposed about a portion of the length of coiled tubing adjacent
the servicing cart, wherein the servicing fixture is movable along a longitudinal axis of the length of coiled tubing and
radially about the longitudinal axis of the length of coiled tubing; and a servicing tool coupled to the servicing fixture,
wherein the servicing tool comprises an x-ray assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,297,254

METHODS FOR MONITORING FLUIDS WITHIN OR PRODUCED FROM A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION USING OPTICOANALYTICAL DEVICES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and at least one additional component;
introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation;
allowing the treatment fluid to perform a treatment operation in the subterranean formation; and
monitoring a characteristic of the treatment fluid using a first integrated computational element in a first optical computing
device by exposing the treatment fluid to incident electromagnetic radiation and impinging output electromagnetic radiation
from the treatment fluid on the first integrated computational element, the output electromagnetic radiation comprising background
electromagnetic radiation and electromagnetic radiation related to the characteristic;

wherein the first integrated computational element is configured to discriminate between the background electromagnetic radiation
and the electromagnetic radiation related to the characteristic, the first integrated computational element comprising a layered
structure whose transmissive, reflective or absorptive properties are suitable for detection of the characteristic; and

wherein the first integrated computational element is located within the subterranean formation when the treatment fluid is
being introduced thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,238,966

AZIMUTHAL BRITTLENESS LOGGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A brittleness logging method that comprises:
taking measurements of compressional wave velocity as a function of position and orientation from inside a borehole;
taking measurements of shear wave velocity as a function of position and orientation from inside said borehole;
deriving azimuthal brittleness at least in part from said compressional and shear wave velocities; and
displaying azimuthal brittleness as an image log.

US Pat. No. 9,309,862

NUTATING FLUID-MECHANICAL ENERGY CONVERTER

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A fluid-mechanical device comprising:
a stator comprising:
an outer cylinder having a longitudinal passage;
an inner guide cylinder disposed longitudinally within the outer cylinder, the inner guide cylinder and outer cylinder defining
an annulus for flow of a fluid; and

a longitudinal guide positioned inside at least a portion of the outer cylinder, the longitudinal guide attached to a portion
of an outer surface of the inner guide cylinder and extending outwardly toward an inner surface of the outer cylinder, wherein
the longitudinal guide comprises a helical guide spanning at least a portion of a length of the inner guide cylinder; and

a rotor positioned in the annulus, the rotor including a rotor cylinder having a sidewall with a guide opening that receives
the longitudinal guide.

US Pat. No. 9,273,534

TOOL WITH PRESSURE-ACTIVATED SLIDING SLEEVE

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

9. A method for actuating a downhole tool, said tool having a housing and a sleeve slideably disposed within said housing,
the method comprising:
fluidly coupling an upper end of said housing to a lower end of said housing by a through bore of said sleeve;
subjecting said upper and lower ends of said housing and said through bore to a uniform interior pressure throughout;
directly holding said sleeve in a shut position with respect to said housing against an influence of said interior pressure
by a shear pin;

selectively directly connecting said sleeve to said housing by a locking mechanism on the basis of said interior pressure;
raising said interior pressure to exceed a locking pressure to cause said locking mechanism to engage said sleeve to said
housing; then

raising said interior pressure to an activation pressure to shear said shear pin, said engaged locking mechanism holding said
sleeve in said shut position; and then

lowering said interior pressure to an opening pressure to cause said locking mechanism to disengage said sleeve from said
housing and allowing said influence of said interior pressure to move said sleeve to an open position.

US Pat. No. 9,250,349

OPTIMIZED ARRAYS FOR LOOK AHEAD-OF-BIT APPLICATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system to measure signals indicative of properties downhole, the apparatus comprising:
a tool having an arrangement of transmitters and receivers along a longitudinal axis of the tool to capture, when the tool
is disposed downhole, signals from a first downhole region in response to activation of the transmitters; and

a control unit to control activation of the transmitters and signal acquisition of the receivers to process signals received
from the receivers, wherein the placement of the transmitters and receivers with respect to each other is such that signal
contributions from a second downhole region in the vicinity of the tool are substantially canceled by the control unit structured
to process a specified combination of the signals received from the receivers, based on the placement of the transmitters
and receivers with respect to each other, the placement correlated to location of the first and second downhole regions relative
to the tool.

US Pat. No. 9,395,721

IN-SITU MONITORING OF FABRICATION OF INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL ELEMENTS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a fabrication system, a design of an integrated computational element (ICE), the ICE design comprising specification
of a substrate and a plurality of layers, their respective target thicknesses and complex refractive indices, wherein complex
refractive indices of adjacent layers are different from each other, and wherein a notional ICE fabricated in accordance with
the ICE design is related to a characteristic of a sample;

forming, by the fabrication system, at least some of the plurality of layers of the ICE in accordance with the ICE design;
performing, by a measurement system associated with the fabrication system, at least two different types of in-situ measurements,
wherein a first type of in-situ measurement from among the at least two different types of in-situ measurements is performed
when fewer than a first number of layers of the ICE have been formed, and a second type of in-situ measurement from among
the at least two different types of in-situ measurements is performed when at least the first number of layers of the ICE
have been formed;

predicting, by the fabrication system using results of the at least two different types of in situ measurements, performance
of the ICE relative to the ICE design; and

adjusting, by the fabrication system, said forming of the layers remaining to be formed, at least in part, by updating the
ICE design based on the predicted performance.

US Pat. No. 9,321,956

METHODS FOR HINDERING THE SETTLING OF PARTICULATES IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
providing gas-forming particulates comprising:
coating particulates with a first binding agent
wherein the first binding agent holds a gas-generating chemical onto the particulates;
coating the gas-forming particulates with a first encapsulating material;
coating the first encapsulating material with a second binding agent,
wherein the second binding agent holds an activator onto the first encapsulating material;
suspending in a treatment fluid the gas-forming particulates coated first with the first encapsulating material and coated
second with the second binding agent; and

reacting the gas-generating chemical and the activator so as to generate gas-formed particulates.

US Pat. No. 9,371,478

PLUGGING COMPOSITION USING SWELLABLE GLASS ADDITIVES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A temporary plugging composition comprising:
a cementitious material;
a swellable glass additive that provides a swellable glass force to exceed a bond strength of the cementitious material after
setting of the temporary plugging composition; and

water.

US Pat. No. 9,284,824

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXPENDABLE TUBING-CONVEYED PERFORATING GUN

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of perforating a well casing, the method comprising:
inserting, into the well casing, a tubing conveyed perforator comprising:
an outer tubular made from a plurality of non-bonded metallic glass alloy tubulars having high strength and low impact resistance,
and

an inner structure positioned within the outer tubular and holding one or more explosive charges;
detonating the one or more explosive charges; and
fragmenting the outer tubular upon detonation of the one or more explosive charges.

US Pat. No. 9,157,315

ANTENNA COUPLING COMPONENT MEASUREMENT TOOL HAVING A ROTATING ANTENNA CONFIGURATION

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. An electromagnetic resistivity logging tool that comprises:
a rotational position sensor;
at least one receiver antenna;
a first transmitter antenna having a first transmitter antenna orientation; and
a second transmitter antenna having a second, different transmitter antenna orientation; and
a processor to receive at least one of a phase and amplitude measurement in response to each of the transmitter antennas at
each of a plurality of azimuthal angles to calculate at least one component of a coupling matrix using only transmitter antennas
having the first and second transmitter antenna orientations.

US Pat. No. 9,303,483

SWELLABLE PACKER WITH ENHANCED SEALING CAPABILITY

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A packer assembly, comprising:
multiple annular-shaped seal elements which swell and expand into contact with a well surface in response to contact with
a fluid, each seal element having at least one face inclined relative to a longitudinal axis of the packer assembly, and the
inclined faces of adjacent seal elements contacting each other, wherein at least one of the inclined faces radially outwardly
biases at least one seal element into contact with the well surface when the multiple seal elements swell downhole.

US Pat. No. 9,284,224

CEMENT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
introducing a cement composition into a subterranean formation having corrosive components therein, wherein the cement composition
comprises:

an aluminosilicate;
a potassium aluminate at 20% to 80% by weight of the aluminosilicate;
a fluid loss control additive comprising a copolymer of diallyldimethylammonium chloride and 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane
sulfonic acid; and

water; and
allowing the cement composition to set to provide a set cement sheath;
wherein the set cement sheath is resistant to degradation from the corrosive components within the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 9,284,795

RISER DISPLACEMENT AND CLEANING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A riser displacement system, comprising:
a mandrel coupled to a work string;
a seal containment canister arranged about at least a portion of the mandrel;
a seal assembly movable between an un-deployed configuration, where the seal assembly is arranged within the seal containment
canister, and a deployed configuration, where the seal assembly is arranged outside of the seal containment canister, the
seal assembly including a sleeve movably arranged about the mandrel and one or more sealing elements disposed at a distal
end of the sleeve; and

a piston bore defined between the sleeve and the mandrel, the piston bore being in fluid communication with an interior of
the work string via one or more orifices defined in the mandrel.

US Pat. No. 9,284,798

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS WITH SWELLABLE LOST CIRCULATION MATERIALS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a fluid loss zone in a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising:
providing swellable particles having an initial unswelled volume and a first shape,
wherein the swellable particles comprise a non-swellable polymer portion that is coextruded adjacent and attached to a swellable
polymer portion,

wherein the coextrusion is asymmetric,
wherein the swellable polymer portion is present in a greater proportion than the non-swellable polymer portion,
wherein the swellable particles upon swelling adopt a second shape, and
wherein the first and second shape are different due to the swelling of the swellable particle alone, and at least one of
the first or second shapes is a cone-shape; a torus-shape; a cross-shape; a lattice-shape; a star-shape; a crescent-shape;
a bowtie-shape; or a spiral-shape;

introducing the swellable particles into the wellbore in the subterranean formation; and
swelling the swellable particles so as to adopt a swelled volume beyond the initial unswelled volume and the second shape;
and

sealing at least a portion of the fluid loss zone.

US Pat. No. 9,284,802

METHODS OF USING AN EXPANDABLE BULLNOSE ASSEMBLY WITH A WELLBORE DEFLECTOR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method, comprising:
introducing a bullnose assembly into a main bore of a wellbore, the bullnose assembly including a body and a bullnose tip
actuatable between a default configuration, where a coil wrapped about the bullnose tip exhibits a first diameter, and an
actuated configuration, where the coil exhibits a second diameter different than the first diameter;

advancing the bullnose assembly to a deflector arranged within the main bore and defining a first channel that exhibits a
predetermined diameter and communicates with a lower portion of the main bore, and a second channel that communicates with
a lateral bore; and

directing the bullnose assembly into either the lower portion of the main bore or the lateral bore based on a diameter of
the coil as compared to the predetermined diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,273,243

LIGHT WEIGHT PROPPANT WITH IMPROVED STRENGTH AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for producing a proppant comprising
a. forming, a green body comprising a hollow template from a green body material comprising
i. at least one metal oxide or precursor thereof that is capable of forming a crystalline phase in said proppant, and
ii. at least one amorphous material containing at least one entrapped vaporizable material, and
iii. at least one fluxing agent
b. reactive sintering said green body under reactive sintering conditions to form a sintered body comprising at least one
crystalline phase, at least one amorphous phase, and having gas bubbles contained therein, and wherein said gas bubbles are
optionally at least partially surrounded by at least one glassy compound, and a majority of said gas bubbles are not in contact
with each other; and wherein said reactive sintering forms at least one mullite whisker phase and an amorphous phase in said
template.

US Pat. No. 9,187,970

WELLBORE ISOLATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE TO PREVENT PUMP OFFS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole tool, comprising:
a housing coupled to a wellbore isolation device;
a tension-actuated valve arranged within the housing and having a first piston movably arranged within a first piston chamber,
the first piston being operatively coupled to a conveyance such that tension in the conveyance is transmitted to the first
piston, wherein, when the tension in the conveyance is reduced, the first piston is moved within the first piston chamber
such that wellbore fluids are able to enter the first piston chamber; and

a pressure-actuated valve arranged within the housing and having a second piston movably arranged within a second piston chamber
in order to place the second piston chamber in fluid communication with the first piston chamber,

wherein, upon experiencing a pressure drop across the downhole tool, the second piston is moved within the second piston chamber
such that the wellbore fluids are able to pass into the second piston chamber and through the wellbore isolation device, thereby
reducing hydraulic forces on the downhole tool when the tension in the conveyance is restored.

US Pat. No. 9,479,474

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING OR MAINTAINING A PERSONALIZED TRUSTED SOCIAL NETWORK

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on a machine having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network
for establishing or maintaining a personalized trusted social network for a primary user, the method comprising:
monitoring plurality of blogs subscribed by the primary user by providing a feed for each of the plurality of blogs, each
of the plurality of blogs including at least one blog entry and access to at least one microcontent item, wherein the at least
one blog entry is contributed by a blogger, and wherein the at least one microcontent item is appended to the at least one
blog entry by at least one of the blogger and a plurality of users other than the blogger;

parsing the feeds for the plurality of blogs subscribed by the primary user;
identifying the at least one of the blogger and the plurality of other users who appended the at least one microcontent item
to the at least one blog entry in each of the plurality of blogs subscribed by the primary user;

creating a trusted social network for the primary user including the at least one of the blogger and the plurality of other
users who appended the at least one microcontent item to the at least one blog entry in each of the plurality of blogs subscribed
by the primary user; and

providing an annotated search result in response to a query from the primary user, the annotated search result including a
reference to a microcontent item appended to a first blog entry contributed by a first member of the trust social network
and a link to a second blog entry contributed by a second member of the trust social network.

US Pat. No. 9,284,793

EXTERNALLY SERVICEABLE SLIP RING APPARATUS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

19. A method of servicing a slip ring apparatus comprising a contact assembly recess defined by a housing, the contact assembly
recess having an exterior recess side which is accessible from an exterior of the housing and an interior recess side which
is in communication with an interior of the housing, a slip ring rotor assembly contained within the interior of the housing
adjacent to the interior recess side of the contact assembly recess, wherein the slip ring rotor assembly is rotatable relative
to the housing, a slip ring contact assembly mounted within the interior of the housing so that the slip ring rotor assembly
is rotatable relative to the slip ring contact assembly, wherein the slip ring contact assembly is electrically connected
with the slip ring rotor assembly, and a hatch cover covering the contact assembly recess and the slip ring contact assembly,
the method comprising:
(a) removing the hatch cover via the exterior recess side of the contact assembly recess;
(b) servicing the slip ring apparatus via the exterior recess side of the contact assembly recess; and
(c) replacing the hatch cover via the exterior recess side of the contact assembly recess.

US Pat. No. 9,273,538

ECONOMICAL CONSTRUCTION OF WELL SCREENS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A well screen for use in a subterranean well, the well screen comprising:
a generally tubular base pipe; and
a filter media comprising a foam which filters fluid that flows between an interior and an exterior of the base pipe, wherein
the foam is positioned in an annular space formed radially between the base pipe and a shroud, wherein the shroud has a lower
coefficient of thermal expansion than that of the base pipe so that at downhole temperatures the base pipe expands radially
outward at a rate greater than that of the shroud, thereby radially compressing the filter media.

US Pat. No. 9,249,649

BIDIRECTIONAL DOWNHOLE FLUID FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A bidirectional downhole fluid flow control system comprising:
a plurality of injection flow control components having direction dependent flow resistance, the injection flow control components
further comprising two stage flow control components including, in series, a first vortex diode stage and a second vortex
diode stage, each of the first and second stages of the injection flow control components having a central inlet port and
a radial outlet port, wherein the radial outlet port of the first stage is in fluid communication with the central inlet port
of the second stage of the injection flow control components; and

a plurality of production flow control components having direction dependent flow resistance, the production flow control
components further comprising two stage flow control components including, in series, a first vortex diode stage and a second
vortex diode stage, each of the first and second stages of the production flow control components having a central outlet
port and a radial inlet port, wherein the central outlet port of the first stage is in fluid communication with the radial
inlet port of the second stage of the production flow control components,

wherein, the production flow control components are in parallel with the injection flow control components;
wherein, injection fluid flow experiences a greater flow resistance through the production flow control components than through
the injection flow control components; and

wherein, production fluid flow experiences a greater flow resistance through the injection flow control components than through
the production flow control components.

US Pat. No. 9,157,317

COMBINATION POWER SOURCE FOR A MAGNETIC RANGING SYSTEM

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A magnetic ranging system, comprising:
a downhole apparatus sized to couple to a drill string;
a transmitter coupled to the downhole apparatus;
a receiver coupled to the downhole apparatus; and
a power management system coupled to the downhole apparatus, wherein the power management system selectively provides power
to the transmitter from a first power source or a second power source based, at least in part, on an estimated distance to
a target well.

US Pat. No. 9,376,890

RESILIENT DOWNHOLE FLOW RESTRICTOR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A gravel packing assembly configured for being disposed in a wellbore, the gravel packing assembly comprising:
a main tube for providing a main flow path for gravel packing slurry; a transport tube for providing an alternative flow path
to the main flow path for the gravel packing slurry; and

a flow restrictor for use downhole, the flow restrictor being on a surface of the transport tube and comprising a plurality
of resilient flaps that overlap each other and that are configured for flexing outwardly from a first position that forms
a gap to a second position that forms an opening larger than the gap in response to flow pressure in an inner area of the
transport tube and for returning to the first position,

wherein the plurality of resilient flaps are configured for variably restricting flow of the gravel packing slurry between
the first position and the second position based on the flow pressure in the transport tube.

US Pat. No. 9,322,807

ULTRASONIC SIGNAL TIME-FREQUENCY DECOMPOSITION FOR BOREHOLE EVALUATION OR PIPELINE INSPECTION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for borehole evaluation or pipeline inspection, the method comprising:
receiving an ultrasonic signal in response to a transmitted signal;
generating a set of non-orthogonal basis functions based on a synthetic signal generated from properties of a physical model
of a pipeline and the transmitted signal;

decomposing the ultrasonic signal into at least one wavelet using a constrained matching pursuit decomposition and the set
of non-orthogonal basis functions as constraint parameters;

determining parameters associated with each wavelet; and
performing the borehole evaluation or pipeline inspection based on the parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,267,369

MODELING INTERSECTING FLOW PATHS IN A WELL SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A fluid flow modeling method comprising:
generating, by operation of one or more computers, flow model data associated with a one-dimensional flow model for well system
fluid in a fracture network in a subterranean region, the flow model representing flow paths that intersect at a flow path
intersection in the fracture network, the flow model data including:

a band matrix representing fluid flow within the respective flow paths; and
an intersection table representing fluid flow between the flow paths at the flow path intersection; and
simulating, using the one or more computers, fluid flow in the fracture network using the band matrix and the intersection
table.

US Pat. No. 9,322,100

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ABRASIVE COATING ON A GAS TURBINE COMPONENT

MTU Aero Engines GmbH, M...

1. A method for manufacturing an abrasive coating on gas turbine component, comprising at least the following steps:
a) providing a gas turbine component;
b) providing a high temperature melting alloy powder;
c) providing abrasive particles;
d) providing a low temperature melting alloy powder;
e) blending at least said high temperature melting alloy powder and said abrasive particles to provide a mixture;
f) applying said low temperature melting alloy powder and said mixture to a first area of said gas turbine component; and
g) locally heating said first area of said gas turbine component to a first temperature above the melting point of said low
temperature melting alloy powder but below the melting point of said high temperature melting alloy powder, while maintaining
a second area of the gas turbine component adjacent to the first area at a second temperature lower than the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,249,654

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING PERFORMANCE OF A DRILLING SYSTEM

Halliburton Energy Servic...

13. A computer readable medium having a set of instructions stored thereon such that when executed by a computer perform a
set of operations comprising:
calculating, in real time, using a torque versus weight on bit model, an updated bit friction slope and an updated worn bit
slope for the drilling interval using a weight on bit, a torque on bit, and a bit revolutions per minute measured over a drilling
interval in a wellbore; and

calculating an updated weight on bit and a bit revolutions per minute for drilling the next drilling interval of the wellbore
based on the updated bit friction slope and the updated worn bit slope;

wherein the updated bit friction slope and the updated worn bit friction slope are each slopes determined by a ratio of a
change in the torque on bit to a change in the weight on bit.

US Pat. No. 9,074,430

COMPOSITE LIMIT COLLAR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A tubular component comprising:
a limit collar disposed about the tubular component, wherein the limit collar comprises:
a body portion comprising a plurality of upsets disposed on an inner surface of the body portion, wherein the plurality of
upsets define a first ring, a second ring, and at least one rib, wherein the at least one rib comprises one or more channels
extending through the at least one rib;

a plurality of chambers formed between the inner surface of the body portion, an outer surface of the tubular component, and
one or more surfaces of the first ring, the second ring, or the at least one rib, wherein the one or more channels provide
fluid communication between at least two chambers of the plurality of chambers that are adjacent to the at least one rib;

one or more holes disposed through at least one of the first ring, the second ring, and the at least one rib, wherein the
one or more holes are in fluid communication with at least one of the plurality of chambers; and

a binder portion disposed in the at least one chamber of the plurality of chambers.

US Pat. No. 9,424,319

SOCIAL MEDIA BASED CONTENT SELECTION SYSTEM

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method for selecting a social media network user, the method implemented on a machine having at least one processor,
storage, and a communication interface connected to a network, the method comprising:
obtaining one or more parameters indicative of quality of a plurality pieces of social media network content, wherein each
of a plurality of users is associated with one or more of the plurality pieces of social media network content;

ranking the plurality of social media network users based on the one or more parameters; and
selecting, based on the ranking, at least one of the plurality of social media network users as a curator and at least some
of the plurality of social media network users as a voters, wherein

at least some of social media network content associated with the curator is added to a content pool based on popularity of
the social media network content among the voters.

US Pat. No. 9,384,502

TECHNIQUES FOR ORGANIZING AND PRESENTING DEAL CONTENT

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a processor, a first plurality of emails;
determining, by the processor, from the first plurality of emails, a second plurality of emails, each email of the second
plurality of emails received from a merchant web site and comprising a commercial offer for a user, the commercial offer comprising
a coupon to encourage the user to purchase a product or service;

comparing, by the processor, the web site to a list of predetermined sites to determine if the web site is a merchant site
and to determine, by analyzing email content, that the determined emails comprise the commercial offers;

when the web site is in the list of predetermined sites, determining that the web site is a merchant site and determining
that the determined emails comprise the commercial offers;

storing, by the processor, the determined emails in a deal folder for the user; and
generating, by the processor, a deal newsletter that summarizes a plurality of commercial offers contained in at least a portion
of the determined emails stored in the deal folder, the deal newsletter displaying portions of the commercial offers and comprising
a map indicating deal locations, and a search interface that enables the user to search the commercial offers, the generating
of the deal newsletter comprising:

extracting, by the processor, commercial offer information from a corresponding email of the portion of the determined emails,
generating, by the processor, a mail page of the deal newsletter that includes a plurality of deal summary snapshots in a
first portion of the mail page, each deal summary snapshot including the extracted commercial offer information,

receiving, by the processor, a selection of a deal summary snapshot in the plurality of deal summary snapshots,
identifying, by the processor, deal locations in the extracted commercial offer information;
extracting, by the processor, the deal locations from the extracted commercial offer information; and
generating, by the processor via a mapping tool, the map indicating the deal locations; and
transmitting, by the processor to a computing device of the user for display, the generated deal newsletter.

US Pat. No. 9,477,746

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TELEVISION SEARCH ASSISTANT

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, over a network from a user, a network search query comprising at least one token;
selecting, using a computing device, a plurality of suggested search terms from a suggested search term database that match
the network search query, each of the plurality of suggested search terms being assigned to one of a plurality of categories;

ranking, using the computing device, the plurality of suggested search terms within each of the plurality of categories;
determining, using the computing device, a number of suggested search terms to be returned to the user for each of the plurality
of categories, the determined number of suggested search terms returned to the user being equal to a ratio of the number of
suggested search terms in the respective category to a total number of suggested search terms multiplied by a total number
of displayed search terms, such that a respective timestamp for each category is calculated dependent upon each category type
and is associated with a suggested search term in a category, the timestamp corresponding to a respective end time, such that
search terms having a respective timestamp less than the current time are not selected; and

creating, using the computing device, a consolidated result set by adding, for each of the plurality of categories, the top
ranked suggested search terms in the respective category to the consolidated result set.

US Pat. No. 9,291,740

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOWNHOLE ELECTRIC FIELD MEASUREMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole micro-opto-electro-mechanical system (MOEMS) electromagnetic field sensor that includes:
a first surface that is at least partially reflective;
a second surface that is at least partially reflective, said second surface suspended by one or more flexible members to define
an optical cavity having a variable distance between the first and second surfaces;

a first conductive layer attached to the second surface and having a first electric charge, wherein an electric field passing
through the optical cavity interacts with the first electric charge and displaces the second surface to alter the variable
distance and cause a spectrum variation in light exiting the sensor;

a second conductive layer attached to the first surface;
a third conductive layer positioned such that the first conductive layer is located between the second and third conductive
layers;

a first electrode positioned to contact the formation and electrically coupled to the second conductive layer; and
a second electrode positioned to contact the formation at a different location from the first electrode and electrically coupled
to the third conductive layer;

wherein an electrical potential, present in the formation and induced by the electromagnetic field, is applied across the
second and third conductive layers through the first and second electrodes to produce the electric field between the second
and third conductive layers.

US Pat. No. 9,103,897

METHOD FOR QUASI-CONTINUOUS DYNAMIC MOTION CORRECTION IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE MEASUREMENTS

Universitaetsklinikum Fre...

1. A method of MR (=magnetic resonance) imaging and spectroscopy for reducing artifacts occurring due to motion of an object
being imaged in an MR tomograph, the method comprising the steps of:
a) monitoring an object position during a runtime of MR acquisition, the MR acquisition having one or more partial acquisitions
(TA);

b) performing motion correction through dynamic adaptation of frequency and phase settings of an RF (=radio frequency) system
of the tomograph and through orientations and amplitudes of gradients during the runtime of the MR acquisition and in dependence
on changes in the object position monitored in step a), the motion correction being applied between and/or during a signal
weighting period and a signal read-out period, wherein the dynamic adaptations are performed without interrupting or slowing
a temporal progression of the MR acquisition; and

c) repeating step b) at least once during the runtime of the MR acquisition, wherein long partial acquisitions (TA) are divided
into shorter partial acquisition partitions (TAP) and long gradients that extend in time over a boundary between two consecutive
partial acquisition partitions (TAP) are divided into shorter partial gradients in such a way that each partial gradient is
only switched during a single partial acquisition partition (TAP).

US Pat. No. 9,394,784

ALGORITHM FOR ZONAL FAULT DETECTION IN A WELL ENVIRONMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method, comprising:
placing a first fluid into an annulus surrounding a casing in a borehole, the first fluid containing a first plurality of
radio frequency identification device (RFID) tags;

monitoring a plurality of azimuthally offset regions of the annulus for individual tags of the first plurality of RFID tags,
the plurality of azimuthally offset regions including a first azimuthal region and a second azimuthal region at least partially
offset from the first azimuthal region;

detecting during a first time period, a number of the first plurality of RFID tags in the first azimuthal region; and
detecting during a second time period, a number of the first plurality of RFID tags in the second azimuthal region.
US Pat. No. 9,284,476

TREATMENT FLUIDS COMPRISING MAGNETIC SURFACTANTS AND METHODS RELATING THERETO

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
providing a treatment fluid comprising a base fluid and a magnetic surfactant, the magnetic surfactant comprising a cationic
surfactant having a magnetically susceptible counterion, wherein the magnetically susceptible counterion comprises at least
one anion of the group of dysprosium chloride, dysprosium sulfide, erbium sulfide, and any derivative thereof; and

introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation; and
applying a magnetic field to the treatment fluid so as to increase a viscosity of the treatment fluid at a location outside
the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 9,284,478

SALT OF WEAK BRONSTED BASE AND BRONSTED ACID AS GELATION RETARDER FOR CROSSLINKABLE POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A treatment fluid for use in a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid comprising:
(a) a water-soluble polymer, wherein the water-soluble polymer comprises a polymer of at least one non-acidic ethylenically
unsaturated polar monomer;

(b) a polymeric organic cross linker comprising amine groups, wherein the polymeric organic crosslinker is capable of crosslinking
the water-soluble polymer;

(c) a salt of a weak Bronsted base and a Bronsted acid, wherein the salt of a weak Bronsted base and a Bronsted acid is not
a formate or a carbonate and is present in a concentration of at least about 0.1% by weight of water (10 lb/Mgal); and

(d) water;
wherein the treatment fluid comprises a crosslinkable polymer composition.

US Pat. No. 9,200,482

WELLBORE JUNCTION COMPLETION WITH FLUID LOSS CONTROL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of installing a wellbore junction assembly in a well, the method comprising:
inserting a first tubular string into a deflector;
sealingly engaging the first tubular string within the deflector; and
opening a flow control device positioned below the deflector with the first tubular string in response to the inserting.

US Pat. No. 9,268,050

DETERMINING A CONFIDENCE VALUE FOR A FRACTURE PLANE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A computer-implemented method for analyzing microseismic data, the method comprising:
selecting a subset of microseismic events associated with a fracture treatment of a subterranean zone; and
determining, by data processing apparatus, confidence in associating the selected subset of microseismic events with a common
fracture plane, wherein the confidence is determined based on a moment magnitude for each microseismic event in the subset.

US Pat. No. 9,103,176

INSTRUMENTED CORE BARREL APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An instrumented coring apparatus comprising:
an inner core barrel configured to retrieve and contain a core sample;
an outer core barrel;
a coring bit;
an instrumented core barrel comprising an analysis device in fluid communication with the inner core barrel for receiving
a gas released from the core sample contained in the inner core barrel; and

a plurality of seals axially spaced along a length of the inner core barrel and configured to engage the core sample contained
in the inner barrel to create a plurality of isolated sections of the core sample along a length of the inner core barrel
where each of the isolated sections of the core sample are independently in fluid communication with the analysis device.

US Pat. No. 9,471,570

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USER SELECTION OF QUERY SUGGESTIONS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

8. A method, implemented on at least one machine each of which having at least one processor, storage, and a communication
platform connected to a network for providing a query suggestion, the method comprising:
receiving a query from a user;
obtaining user information associated with the user;
identifying a search record associated with the user based on the user information, wherein the search record stores query
suggestions previously selected by the user;

retrieving a plurality of query suggestions from the search record based on the query, wherein the plurality of query suggestions
includes a first query suggestion;

generating a second query suggestion based at least partially on the first query suggestion and the query; and
providing the plurality of query suggestions and the second query suggestion to the user, wherein the user selects more than
one query suggestion from the second query suggestion and the provided query suggestions.

US Pat. No. 9,068,109

NANO-ENCAPSULATED TRIGGERED-RELEASE VISCOSITY BREAKER

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising:
(a) preparing a wellbore servicing a fluid comprising a nanoencapsulate containing a wellbore servicing additive, wherein
the nanoencapsulate is prepared by:

i) providing an amount of a polyelectrolyte having a charge;
ii) providing an amount of a counterion having a valence of at least 2;
iii) combining the polyelectrolyte and the counterion in a solution such that the polyelectrolyte self-assembles to form aggregates;
iv) adding to the aggregates the wellbore servicing additive to be encapsulated; and
v) adding nanoparticles to the solution such that the nanoparticles arrange themselves around the aggregates to form nanoencapsulates
that encapsulate the wellbore servicing additive; and

(b) introducing the wellbore servicing fluid to the wellbore, wherein the wellbore servicing additive is released from the
nanoencapsulates into the wellbore and/or surrounding formation and wherein the release of the wellbore servicing additive
occurs following the addition of a salt solution to the wellbore servicing fluid in an amount effective to produce deformation
of the nanoencapsulates.

US Pat. No. 10,076,057

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT COOLING

1. An electronic component cooler comprising:a cooling plate;
a cooling body connected to the cooling plate and at least partially forming a cooling channel for transport of a cooling medium to remove heat from the cooling body; and
a cooling pipe in hydraulic communication with the cooling channel; wherein the cooling plate defines a first through recess in which the cooling body is at least partially disposed,
wherein the cooling pipe has an outer cooling pipe surface that forms with an outer surface of the cooling plate, an at least partially planar surface, and
wherein the cooling plate is of shaped sheet metal.

US Pat. No. 9,519,715

PERSONALIZED SEARCH

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, using a computing device, a first search query from a client, the first search query comprising a first search
term and being a command to search an index for entries matching the first search term;

retrieving, using the computing device, historical client interest data associated with the client, the historical client
interest data comprising information passively collected from the client based on the client's past actions;

identifying at least one interest category of the first search query by comparing the first search term with the historical
client interest data;

generating a relevancy score for the at least one interest category of the first search query;
dynamically selecting, using the computing device, one or more client limitations from the at least one interest category,
the selecting of the one or more client limitations based on the historical client interest data associated with the client,
on the relevance of the historical client interest data to the first search term, and on the relevancy score of the at least
one interest category;

generating a second search query, using the computing device, the second search query comprising the first search term and
the one or more client limitations;

identifying a first search result by searching, using the computing device, the index for entries matching the first search
query;

identifying a second search result by searching, using the computing device, the index for entries matching the second search
query;

transmitting, using the computing device, the second search results and a text representation of the one or more client limitations
to the client; and

transmitting, using the computing device, to the client, an indication that the first search results are available for transmission
to the client.

US Pat. No. 9,384,289

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH QUERIES RECEIVED AT A SEARCH ENGINE

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method for determining a geographic location of a user, the method comprising:
receiving a query at a search engine from the user
searching an inverted index to identify one or more geographical locations associated with one or more terms of the received
query, wherein the inverted index comprises plurality of listed query terms, each of which is associated with at least one
geographic location and respective relevance score associated therewith, wherein each respective relevance score indicates
a level of relevancy of a respective geographical location with the listed query term and is computed based on previously
submitted search query terms by at least one user and whether the previously submitted search query terms corresponds to a
location specific search query

selecting one of the identified one or more geographic locations as the geographic location of the user based on relevance
scores associated with the search query and whether the search query is a location specific search query.

US Pat. No. 9,582,602

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING ACCESS TO SYNDICATION FEEDS IN NETWORK BROWSING APPLICATIONS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

25. A method comprising:
analyzing, via a computing device, a page of data that has been retrieved over a network by a browsing application determine
the availability of a syndication feed;

searching, via the computing device, source code associated with the page in order to determine that the page data supports
the syndication feed;

causing, via the computing device, a user interface element to be displayed on said browsing application based on the determination
that the page data supports the syndication feed, said user interface element indicating the availability of the syndication
feed;

responding, via the computing device, to a user's selection of said user interface element by causing said browsing application
to retrieve a page from a server and display the page, the page permitting said user to add said syndication feed to a user-specific
customized home page having content therein from diverse user-selectable sources displayed on the user-specific customized
home page based at least in part on user-specific configuration settings stored in server based configuration storage and
retrieved based upon user authentication;

displaying, via the computing device, said syndication feed and said content from the diverse user-selectable sources within
the user-specific customized home page upon initiation and loading of the browsing application for operation by an operating
system hosting the browsing application, said syndication feed and said content from the diverse user-selectable sources are
loaded during initiation of the browsing application, wherein the diverse user-selectable sources are loaded during initiation
based upon a determination of the user's interactions with each source and the availability of each source.

US Pat. No. 9,430,572

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USER PROFILING VIA MAPPING THIRD PARTY INTERESTS TO A UNIVERSAL INTEREST SPACE

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on at least one machine, each of which has at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform
connected to a network for mapping data, comprising the steps of:
determining an interest space based on information from one or more sources, each of which provides a plurality of concepts,
wherein the interest space comprises universal interests corresponding to concepts from the one or more sources;

creating a model for the universal interests, the model having a plurality of attributes each of which corresponds to a concept
from at least one of the one or more sources, wherein the model represents the universal interests across the one or more
sources;

obtaining information associated with a user;
determining one or more interests of the user based on the information obtained, where each of the one or more interests of
the user corresponds to one of the attributes in the model; and

generating a profile for the user by mapping the one or more interests to corresponding attributes of the model.

US Pat. No. 9,396,193

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING PLAYLISTS

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a computing device on a network, a first subscription request to add a feed to a playlist of a user, the feed
comprising a plurality of episodes, said first subscription request resulting in creation of a subscription for the feed;

querying, via the computing device, network storage storing said feed to determine availability of the episodes for inclusion
in said subscription;

obtaining, via the computing device based on said query, first information relating to a first episode of the plurality of
episodes of the feed, said first information comprising descriptive information related to the first episode, said obtaining
comprising tagging the first episode with a keyword that describes the descriptive information comprised within the first
information and is generated in association with a categorical designation of the feed;

concomitantly associating, via the computing device, the first information with the playlist of the user upon obtaining the
first information, said association occurring at a location on the network; and

causing, via the computing device, communication of at least one of the episodes of the feed, said communication enabling
said user to access said feed and download the at least one communicated episode.

US Pat. No. 9,309,454

USE OF EXPANDABLE SELF-REMOVING FILLER MATERIAL IN FRACTURING OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
a) providing a propping fluid comprising a first carrier fluid, a thermal set resin, and a plurality of propping agents;
b) providing a spacer fluid comprising a second carrier fluid and a first expandable filler material, wherein the first expandable
filler material is boric oxide and is present in the range of about 0.001% to about 50% by weight of the spacer fluid;

c) introducing the propping fluid into a fracture in a subterranean formation;
d) introducing the spacer fluid into the fracture by introducing the spacer fluid into the subterranean formation at a location
higher in the fracture relative to the propping fluid in the fracture;

e) exposing the first expandable filler material to an expanding agent that causes the first expandable filler material to
expand and press against adjacent propping agents;

f) allowing the first expandable filler material to degrade, wherein the first expandable filler material generates heat as
it degrades, thereby aiding in curing the thermal set resin in the propping fluid and further degrading the first expandable
filler material; and

g) removing at least 85% of the degraded first expandable filler material from the subterranean formation to achieve a high
porosity fracture having a conductivity of greater than about 40%.

US Pat. No. 9,507,827

ENCODING AND ACCESSING POSITION DATA

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A machine-readable non-transitory medium storing a data structure for access by an application executed by a process, the
data structure comprising:
a primary index comprising a plurality of position-block references; and
a plurality of position blocks sequentially following each other and starting from an end position of the primary index, wherein:
each of the position-block references corresponds to a position-block offset equal to an offset from a beginning memory location
of the data structure to a beginning memory location of a corresponding position block; and

each of the position blocks comprises:
a secondary index comprising a plurality of position-data references; and
a plurality of position data fields sequentially following each other and starting from an end position of the secondary index,
wherein:

each of the plurality of position data fields comprises a first position and one or more subsequent positions,
the first position is equal to an offset from a beginning memory location of the position data field to a beginning memory
location of the first position, and

each of the one or more subsequent positions is equal to a difference between a beginning memory location of the subsequent
position and a beginning memory location of another position immediately preceding the subsequent position in the position
data field.

US Pat. No. 9,558,498

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADVERTISEMENT MANAGEMENT

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A system comprising:
storage hardware configured to:
store one or more ad group data structures associated with an account data structure, the one or more ad group data structures
including a plurality of advertisements; and

associate the one or more ad group data structures with an ad campaign, the ad campaign associated with an advertised Internet
property associated with the plurality of advertisements; and

control hardware communicatively coupled to the storage hardware, the control hardware configured to:
tag the advertised Internet property with a tag configured to request a script from the system upon the browser visiting the
advertised Internet property for a first time during a browser session;

receive the request for the script;
send the script to the browser in response to receipt of the request, the script customized to the advertised Internet property
and configured to send to the system a one-by-one pixel image request including information associated with user interactions
with the browser;

accumulate data associated with the user interactions with the browser via the script;
retrieve user account data associated with the browser session; and
transmit the accumulated data to a pod collection server, the pod collection server configured to determine to which campaign
data store to transmit the accumulated data, according to the user account data.

US Pat. No. 9,397,841

MOTION-BASED HUMAN VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
determining a geo-location of a device using a geo-location sensor;
selecting, by at least one computing system based on the geo-location of the device, a challenge type for a human verification
test to determine whether a responder is human, the challenge type being selected from challenge types comprising a pattern-based
challenge comprising a pattern to be displayed as a prompt for a trace of the pattern in response and an image-based challenge
comprising an object's image to be displayed as a prompt for an image capture of the object in response;

determining, by the at least one computing system, a challenge in accordance with the selected challenge type;
communicating, by the at least one computing system, the determined challenge to be displayed at a user device, the user device
comprising one or more sensors;

receiving, by the at least one computing device, input in response to the communicated challenge, the input comprising a challenge
response received using the one or more sensors; and

determining, by the at least one computing device, whether the challenge is satisfied using the received input, the determining
whether the challenge is satisfied comprising comparing the communicated challenge and the received challenge response to
determine whether the communicated challenge and received challenge response match to determine whether the responder is human.

US Pat. No. 9,378,058

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC CONTROL OF A MULTI-TIER PROCESSING SYSTEM

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on at least one machine each having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform
connected to a network for dynamic control of a processing system having a plurality of tiers, the method comprising:
obtaining queue lengths of a plurality of nodes in one of the plurality of tiers;
receiving a control objective from a higher tier, wherein one or more requests from the higher tier are processed by the plurality
of nodes in the tier;

computing a control model of the tier based on the obtained queue lengths of the tier, wherein one or more parameters of the
control model are automatically optimized based on the received control objective from the higher tier; and

determining at least one control action based on the control mode and the control objective, wherein
the steps of obtaining, receiving, computing, and determining are performed in the tier at a frequency that is determined
based on a number of control actions available to the processing system per unit of time and that is higher than a frequency
at which the steps of obtaining, receiving, computing, and determining are performed in the higher tier.

US Pat. No. 9,489,463

SEARCH SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH INTEGRATION OF USER ANNOTATIONS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method for responding to a user query, the method being implemented on a machine having at least one processor, storage,
and a communication platform, the method comprising:
receiving a query submitted by a user;
identifying a set of documents that are related to the query;
determining ratings associated with individual documents of the set of documents, wherein each of the ratings is either provided
by the user or is an inferred rating for the associated document with respect to the user;

determining, for each of the ratings associated with a particular document from the set of documents, a weight based on whether
the rating (i) is provided by the user or (ii) is an inferred rating, wherein a weight for an inferred rating is determined
based on a number of documents for which the user provided ratings in a category to which the particular document belongs
and consistency of the ratings;

determining an additional category related to one other document associated with one other inferred rating of the ratings,
wherein determining a weight for each of the ratings further comprises determining a weight for the one other inferred rating
based on how many documents for which the user provided a rating that are related to the additional category such that the
weight for the one other inferred rating is greater than the weight for the one inferred rating based on the number of documents
for which the user provided a rating that are related to the additional category being greater than the number of documents
for which the user provided a rating that are related to the category;

computing for the particular document a weighted rating based on the weight associated with the rating;
ranking the set of documents based on weighted ratings of the set of documents; and
generating, based on the ranking, a search report that indicates (i) at least some documents of the set of documents and (ii)
at least one of the ratings.

US Pat. No. 9,418,074

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING A SEARCH RESULTS PAGE IN RESPONSE TO A USER MAP INTERACTION

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method for updating a search result page, the method comprising:
receiving a search request from a user requesting a content item associated with a first location;
retrieving one or more first search results and first map data related to the first location;
generating one or more widgets based on the one or more first search results;
generating a search result page including the one or more widgets and a first map with the geographic locations of the one
or more first search results displayed thereon;

monitoring a change in position of the first map in response to a user interaction with the first map;
determining a second location relative to the first location in response to the change;
generating a search query requesting the content item associated with the second location;
retrieving one or more second search results and second map data related to the second location; and
updating the search result page based on the one or more second search results and the second map data.

US Pat. No. 9,390,104

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCURATE LOCALIZATION OF POINTS OF INTEREST

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
selecting, using at least one computing system, a plurality of digital media items, each media item of the plurality having
associated capture information identifying a location and orientation of a digital media device capturing the media item;

generating, using the at least one computing system, a plurality of weights for each media item in the plurality, each weight
of the media item's plurality of weights corresponding to a geographic location of a plurality of geographic locations, the
weight reflects an estimated inaccuracy in the identified location and orientation of the digital media device and is generated
using information including the media item's identified location and orientation, the generated weight for use in determining
whether a point of interest depicted in the media item is located at the geographic location; and

for each geographic location of the plurality, aggregating, using the at least one computing system, the plurality of weights
generated for the geographic location in connection with each media item of the plurality of media items, an aggregated weight
for a given geographic location identifying a probability that at least one point of interest is located at the given geographic
location.

US Pat. No. 9,363,240

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING NETWORK LATENCY

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method, implemented on at least one machine having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected
to a network for reducing network latency, comprising the steps of:
establishing a first connection between a relay and a host in the network;
receiving, by the relay over the first connection, non-confidential information from the host, wherein the non-confidential
information comprises non-confidential parameters;

storing the non-confidential information at the relay;
establishing a second connection between the relay and a node in the network;
receiving, by the relay, a first non-confidential message directed to the host from the node;
selecting, by the relay, one or more parameters from the non-confidential parameters received over the first connection;
generating, by the relay, a second non-confidential message based on the selected one or more parameters;
transmitting, by the relay, the second non-confidential message to the node on behalf of the host;
and
forwarding, by the relay over the first and second connections, confidential information between the node and the host.

US Pat. No. 9,775,646

DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING THE SKIN USING VACUUM

Axia MedSciences, LLC, T...

1. A handheld device for treating a skin surface, comprising:
a body comprising a housing;
a working end portion positioned along a first end of the body, the working end portion comprising a distal end configured
to contact a skin surface, wherein the working end portion comprises a perimeter along the distal end configured to contact
the skin surface, a skin interface positioned along the interior of the perimeter, wherein the skin interface is configured
to contact the skin surface during use;

a first aperture arrangement comprising at least one first port located along or near the working end portion, the at least
one first port being in fluid communication with a vacuum source via at least one waste passageway extending through the housing;
and

a second aperture arrangement comprising at least one second port located along or near the working end portion, the at least
one second port being in fluid communication with a hydration treatment media source;

wherein the vacuum source is configured to create a vacuum within the at least one waste passageway and the working end portion,
and wherein the vacuum source is configured to simultaneously deliver a treatment media from the hydration treatment media
source to the working end portion and remove spent treatment media away from the working end portion via the at least one
waste passageway;

wherein, when the vacuum source is activated and the working end portion of the device is positioned along a skin surface,
hydration treatment media is delivered to the skin surface through the at least one passageway and the at least one second
port due to the vacuum generated along the working end portion by the vacuum source, and spent treatment media is, at least
partially, simultaneously aspirated away from the working end portion through the at least one first port by the same suction
force generated by the vacuum source.

US Pat. No. 9,595,048

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADVERTISING USING SPONSORED VERBS AND CONTEXTS

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A system stored in a non-transitory medium executable by processor circuitry, comprising:
interface circuitry for receiving a search query from a user device;
query processing circuitry for identifying search results, the search results comprising entity search results and non-entity
search results related to the search query;

targeting circuitry for determining a set of verb keywords associated with the search results;
analytics circuitry for selecting at least two sponsored verbs for at least one entity or non-entity search result object
from the search results;

display logic circuitry communicatively coupled to the interface circuitry that dynamically generates a separate interface
element for each of the at least two sponsored verbs, and that displays, in response to the search query, the separate interface
elements as sub-components of a same entity or non-entity search result object of the at least one entity or non-entity search
result object.

US Pat. No. 9,480,919

RECONFIGURING REALITY USING A REALITY OVERLAY DEVICE

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by at least one processing unit, information related to a wearable device and one or more real-world entities
located in an environment proximate to and viewable through the wearable device;

receiving, by the at least one processing unit, image information processed based at least on the determined information,
the image information being representative of a first entity;

generating, by the at least one processing unit, an image of the first entity based on the processed image information as
a first entity display region of a lens of the wearable device to enable the first entity to appear to be present in the environment
using the wearable device, the first entity is a virtual first entity;

tracking, by the at least one processing unit, a position of a movable second entity in the environment, the second entity
is visible through a transparent region of the lens of the wearable device and is a real-world second entity;

optically aligning, by the at least one processing unit, the image of the virtual first entity on the lens of the wearable
device with the movable real-world second entity, the optically aligning comprising performing at least one of positioning
and sizing the virtual first entity to conceal at least a portion of the real-world second entity otherwise visible through
the lens of the wearable device as the real-world second entity is being tracked.

US Pat. No. 9,400,987

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING INCOME FROM URL BASED CONTEXT QUERIES

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising the steps:
receiving, at a computing device over a network, a user context query from a user, wherein the user context query is formatted
as a parameter of a uniform resource locator (URL) and comprises at least one user context criteria;

formulating, via at least one processor of the computing device, a network data query based on the at least one user context
criteria, said formulating comprises configuring the network data query based on user data relating to the querying user corresponding
to a context of most interest to the user;

identifying, via at least one processor of the computing device, at least one entry from a plurality of entries in a context
query bid database that relates to the at least one user context criteria based on the formulated network data query, wherein
each of the plurality of entries comprises at least one bid context criteria, a bid amount, an identification of an advertiser,
and an identification of at least one advertisement;

selecting, via at least one processor of the computing device, one of the identified at least one of the plurality of entries
on the context query bid database, wherein the selected one of the plurality of entries on the context query bid database
has the highest bid amount;

retrieving, at the computing device over the network by the computing device, at least one entry from an advertisement database
such that an identification of an advertiser and an identification of an advertisement on the at least one entry from the
advertisement database matches the identification of the advertiser and the identification of the at least one advertisement
on the selected one of the plurality of entries on the context query bid database, wherein each entry on the advertisement
database comprises an identification of an advertiser, an identification of an advertisement, and at least one advertisement
data object; and

generating, via at least one processor of the computing device, a dynamic webpage having content relating to the user context
query.

US Pat. No. 9,361,375

BUILDING A RESEARCH DOCUMENT BASED ON IMPLICIT/EXPLICIT ACTIONS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on at least one machine each of which has at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform
connected to a network for generating a document, comprising:
obtaining first information related to one or more queries submitted by a user; obtaining second information related to behavior
of the user with respect to one or more documents accessed by the user and identified in response to the one or more queries;
identifying a research topic based on the first information;

identifying at least one of the one or more documents related to the research topic based on the second information;
estimating an amount of time that a user spends reviewing the at least one of the one or more documents;
generating a research document including information associated with the research topic and the at least one document, wherein
generating the research document comprises including, based on the estimated time, each document in the one or more documents
in either a first set of documents, or a second set of documents, and the research document is provided to the user by providing
a display area comprising a link for the user to review information about the second set of documents, and in a separate display
area by providing the user access to information about the first set of documents via a plurality of user interface elements.

US Pat. No. 9,465,879

SEARCH ENGINE RECENCY USING CONTENT PREVIEW

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by at least one computer, crawling data from a crawler crawling a content preview source;
extracting, by the at least one computer in connection with crawling the content preview source, data and a link from the
content preview source, the link comprising a link to a target document, the data to be used to create a content preview document
previewing the target document, the target document containing content being previewed by the content preview source;

creating, by the at least one computer in connection with crawling the content preview source, the content preview document
using the data extracted from the content preview source, the content preview document being different from the target document
and the content preview source, the content preview document being created without using the target document; and

making, by the at least one computer, the created content preview document available for searching by a search engine in an
index prior to the target document being made available for searching by the search engine in the index.

US Pat. No. 9,501,526

EFFICIENT DATABASE SEARCHING

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A non-transitory storage medium configured to store a database, comprising:
a first table of records, the first table of records including a data object comprising:
a first data object attribute associated with a first coordinate in a first dimension along a first geographic reference coordinate;
a second data object attribute associated with a first coordinate in a second dimension along a second geographic reference
coordinate; and

a third data object attribute that includes identification information of the data object;
wherein a first primary key of the first table combines the first data object attribute, the second data object attribute,
and the third data object attribute;

wherein the first table of records includes a plurality of data objects partitioned into a plurality of data partitions corresponding
to ranges of coordinate offsets along the first dimension; and

a second table of records comprising:
a second primary key comprising matching identification information corresponding to the third data object attribute and further
comprising location based information related to at least one of the first coordinate in the first dimension associated with
the first data object attribute or the first coordinate in the second dimension associated with the second data object attribute.

US Pat. No. 9,489,448

NETWORK GRAPH EVOLUTION RULE GENERATION

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
collecting, by at least one processing unit, multiple graphs corresponding to a network, the network evolving over time, each
graph representing a snapshot reflecting a state of the network;

forming, by the at least one processing unit, one graph by merging the multiple graphs representing the multiple snapshots
of the network, the formed graph comprising a set of nodes and a set of edges, each edge connecting two nodes from the set
of nodes and having a temporal label;

mining, by the at least one processing unit, the formed graph to identify multiple patterns, each pattern being a subgraph
in the formed graph, each pattern having an associated support;

selecting a pattern from the identified patterns;
identifying, by the at least one processing unit, a child pattern of the selected pattern, the identified child pattern having
a support that is at least equal to the support of the selected pattern and missing a portion of pattern, the missing portion
of the pattern including at least one edge of the pattern;

creating, by the at least one processing unit, a graph evolution rule, the rule indicating that any occurrence of the child
pattern implies a corresponding occurrence of the pattern, the corresponding occurrence of the pattern being formed with the
addition of the portion missing from the child pattern at a time indicated by the missing edge's temporal label; and

assigning a support to the graph evolution rule, the assigned support being equal to the support of the pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,520,156

CONTENT PREVIEW GENERATION

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
identifying, using at least one computing device, a number of clipping points to use in generating a content preview for a
content item, and a content preview duration, the content item having a plurality of shot boundaries and a plurality of frames,
each shot boundary representing a marked content change within the content item and each shot comprising at least one frame
of the plurality of frames, each clipping point is a single point in the content item;

using the at least one computing device, identifying each clip, the identifying comprising, for each clip:
determining a clipping point without regard to a location of any frame of the plurality of frames of the content item, the
clipping point being determined using the content item's duration and the number of clipping points;

determining the clip's target duration using the content preview duration and the number of clipping points that remain to
be processed;

identifying a first point in the content item to be the determined clipping point;
identifying a starting point of the clip using the identified first point, the clip's starting point corresponding to a starting
point of a shot boundary identified from the plurality of shot boundaries using the first point;

identifying a second point in the content item using the clipping point and the clip's target duration; and
identifying an ending point of the clip using the identified second point, the clip's ending point corresponding to an ending
point of a shot boundary identified from the plurality of shot boundaries using the identified second point; and

generating, using the at least one computing device, the content preview for the content item using the clip corresponding
to each clipping point processed.

US Pat. No. 9,489,699

INFLUENCE MAXIMIZATION WITH VIRAL PRODUCT DESIGN

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
using, by at least one computing system, a feature-aware propagation model having a set of model parameters in selecting a
seed set of users that are members of a social network for influencing other users of the social network in combination with
selecting, by the feature-aware propagation model, a product feature set comprising a number of features of a product, the
feature-aware propagation model further determining a likelihood of the combination to maximize adoption of the product having
the product's product feature set by members of the social network; and

identifying, by the at least one computing system, the combination of the user seed set of users and the product feature set
for the product selected using the feature-aware propagation model, the user seed set comprising a number of users for influencing
other users with respect to the product with its product feature set, the identified combination of the seed set of users
that are members of a social network for influencing other users of the social network and the product's product feature set
having the determined likelihood to maximize adoption of the product having the product's product feature set by members of
the social network that is greater than the determined likelihood corresponding to at least one other combination of user
seed set and product feature set considered by the feature-aware propagation model.

US Pat. No. 9,465,864

TRAINING A SEARCH QUERY INTENT CLASSIFIER USING WIKI ARTICLE TITLES AND A SEARCH CLICK LOG

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining a designated query intent from a search query;
in response to obtaining the designated query intent from the search query, obtaining a second wiki article corresponding
to the designated query intent, wherein the second wiki article includes a second title, a second body, and a plurality of
respective links;

obtaining a plurality of first wiki articles that correspond to the plurality of respective links included in the second wiki
article, wherein each of the first wiki articles includes a different title and a different body;

extracting a plurality of first titles of the plurality of first wiki articles;
extracting the second title of the second wiki article;
generating an initial key term set including the plurality of first titles and the second title;
correlating each of the plurality of first titles and the second title with at least one respective clicked uniform resource
identifier based on a search click log, wherein the search click log comprises a record of historical search queries provided
by users and documents clicked by the users from search results retrieved in response to the historical search queries, and
wherein each of the documents has a respective uniform resource identifier;

generating an expanded key term set to include the initial key term set expanded to further include search terms correlated
to the at least one respective clicked uniform resource identifier;

training a search query intent classifier to classify search queries with respect to the designated query intent based on
the expanded key term set;

obtaining the designated query intent from a subsequent search query; and
in response to obtaining the subsequent search query corresponding to the designated query intent, controlling the trained
search query intent classifier to select advertisement data based on the expanded key term set.

US Pat. No. 9,378,283

INSTANT SEARCH RESULTS WITH PAGE PREVIEWS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on a computing device, the computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication
platform connected to a network for providing search previews, the method comprising:
receiving a first input;
generating a first query suggestion based on the first input;
providing the first query suggestion to be displayed in a first display area;
determining whether a URL repository comprises a first web page URL of a first web page associated with the first query suggestion;
responsive to a determination that the URL repository comprises the first web page URL, determining whether a first web page
preview linked to the first web page should be refreshed based on a first importance score associated with the first web page
preview;

responsive to a determination that the first importance score indicates that the first web page preview should be refreshed,
refreshing the first web page preview, wherein the first web page preview comprises a first web page snapshot of the first
web page;

marking the first web page snapshot as a high quality snapshot when the first web page snapshot passes a threshold test;
continuously attempting refreshment of the first web page snapshot when the first web page snapshot fails the threshold test;
providing the first web page preview to be displayed in a second display area;
generating a second web page preview linked to a second web page associated with the first query suggestion, wherein the second
web page preview comprises a second web page snapshot of the second web page;

providing the second web page preview to be displayed in the second display area;
determining whether a rich result exists and can be displayed, wherein the rich result comprises a targeted search result
with a predetermined association with the first query suggestion; and

responsive to a determination that the rich result exists and can be displayed, providing the rich result to be displayed
in a third display area, wherein the first query suggestion, the first and second web page previews, and the rich result are
to be displayed simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,367,637

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING A BOOKMARK AND TAG DATABASE FOR RELEVANT BOOKMARKS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method, implemented on a machine having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform capable of connecting
to a network for searching relevant bookmarks, comprising:
receiving from a first user, a search request for a plurality of bookmark packages created by the first user and one or more
second users, each of the plurality of bookmark packages comprising a bookmark and meta-information associated with the bookmark;

identifying based on the search request, one or more relevant bookmark packages from the plurality of bookmark packages to
generate a search result;

transforming the meta-information associated with the one or more relevant bookmark packages into a plurality of tags; and
presenting to the first user, the search result in response to the search request based on relevance values with respect to
the search request, the search result comprising a first list of relevant bookmarks created by the first user, a second list
of relevant bookmarks created by the one or more second users, and the plurality of tags, wherein

each of the plurality of bookmark packages is in a database format including:
an index portion configured to store the meta-information associated with the bookmark including tag information specified
by a creator of the bookmark package, a uniform resource locator (URL) identifier, and a user identifier (ID) that identifies
the creator; and

a payload portion configured to store different types of information associated with the URL including a description that
is determined as a most popular description, a note that is determined as a most popular annotation, at least one popular
tag, a number of posts published on the URL, a map of user IDs associated with the number of posts, and a URL ID.

US Pat. No. 9,558,457

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING OPTIMAL MEETING LOCATIONS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a computing device over a network, a plurality of meeting parameters associated with one or more participants
from a set of persons whose participant profiles are stored on a server on the network, the participant profiles including
one of an assigned location and a current location of the person;

identifying, by the computing device, from a list of available meeting locations stored in a database on the network, a list
of optimal meeting locations relevant to one or more of the plurality of meeting parameters;

ranking, by the computing device, all of the meeting locations within the list of optimal meeting locations into a ranked
list based on the meeting parameters;

receiving, at the computing device, a selection from a user of an optimal meeting location from the list of optimal meeting
locations;

communicating, via the computing device, an invitation to one or more participants excluded from the list of participants
in response to said selection, the one or more participants being determined to be in a vicinity of the optimal meeting location
based on one of the excluded participant's assigned location and current location as given in the participant profile; and

notifying the user, via the computing device, based on contact information in the user's participant profile, when one or
more of the excluded participants enter the optimal meeting location.

US Pat. No. 9,536,000

PROFILE PREDICTION FOR SHARED COMPUTERS

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored therein data representing instructions executable by a programmed
processor for identifying a user profile from a single source with multiple users and multiple user profiles, the storage
medium storing instructions operative for:
identifying clusters of behavior from the multiple users of a single source using a session identification cookie to analyze
a browsing history using tail sites and not using head sites to improve differentiation of clusters;

analyzing each of the clusters using a profile prediction model with a second cookie that stores the profile prediction model
at the single source, the second cookie different from the session identification cookie;

developing a profile for each of the clusters from the session identification cookie based on the analysis of the clusters
with the second cookie, wherein each of the multiple users are associated with one or more of the clusters;

monitoring behavior at the single source to identify one of the clusters based on the behavior, wherein the identified cluster
is associated with one of the users of a developed profile for that identified cluster;

updating the profile prediction model based on the monitored behavior; and
targeting content based on the developed profile for that identified cluster.

US Pat. No. 9,582,804

LINK RETROFITTING OF DIGITAL MEDIA OBJECTS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
accessing, by a computing device, a network resource model to identify a digital media object in a network resource, the network
resource comprising a web page associated with a user and the digital media object previously embedded in the web page by
the user, wherein the user is a person;

analyzing, by the computing device, meta tags associated with the digital media object;
determining, by the computing device, a topic relating to the meta tags;
selecting, by the computing device, ad content based on the topic;
identifying, by the computing device, data displayed on the web page and surrounding the digital media object within a context
of the network resource model;

extracting, by the computing device, one or more first terms from the data displayed on the web page and surrounding the digital
media object;

determining, by the computing device, whether to construct one or more hyperlinks based on formatting parameters associated
with the digital media object; and

when the formatting parameters associated with the digital media object are above a predetermined threshold:
constructing, by the computing device, the one or more hyperlinks based on the one or more first terms and the ad content,
the one or more hyperlinks comprising a content embedding entity identifier, the content embedding entity identifier comprising
an identification of the user, the content embedding entity identifier in the one or more hyperlinks to allow for determinations
of benefits to be shared by entities; and

inserting, by the computing device, the one or more hyperlinks into the web page in proximity to the digital media object
without affecting the digital media object so that the one or more hyperlinks can be viewed when the web page is viewed.

US Pat. No. 9,519,661

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING A BACKGROUND PICTURE OF A WEB SEARCH RESULTS PAGE FOR DIFFERENT SEARCH QUERIES

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by at least one computing device, a search query from a user;
determining, by the at least one computing device, a search result set by performing a search using the search query, the
search result set comprising one or more search results associated with one or more webpages;

determining, by the at least one computing device, one or more images using at least one search result associated with at
least one webpage from the search result set determined from the search performed using the search query;

using, by the at least one computing device, any of the one or more images determined from the at least one search result
associated with the at least one webpage in an assemblage to create a background picture to be rendered as background in a
web search results page; and

communicating, by the at least one computing device and in response to the received search query, the one or more search results
in the web search results page comprising the background picture as background created from the one or more images determined
from the at least one search result associated with the at least one webpage, wherein each of the one or more images in the
background picture is user-selectable to access the at least one webpage associated with the at least one search result used
in determining the one or more images.

US Pat. No. 9,514,481

SELECTION AND/OR MODIFICATION OF AN AD BASED ON AN EMOTIONAL STATE OF A USER

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A computer-implemented method for selecting an online advertisement based on an emotional state of a user, the method comprising:
in a networked device of an online advertisement serving system comprising at least one memory and at least one processor
configured to execute instructions stored in the memory:

obtaining, by the at least one processor, a plurality of online advertisements;
for each online advertisement of the plurality of online advertisements, automatically determining, by the at least one processor,
a respective predicted emotional effect of the online advertisement on viewers by analyzing a respective visual feature of
the online advertisement, and automatically associating, by the at least one processor, the online advertisement with respective
metadata that indicates the determined respective predicted emotional effect;

automatically determining, by the at least one processor, an emotional state of a user based on an online activity of the
user;

automatically selecting, by the at least one processor, in response to a request from a client device for online content to
display to a user, a target advertisement from the plurality of online advertisements, based on the emotional state of the
user and a respective determined predicted emotional effect on viewers of an online advertisement of the plurality of online
advertisements;

automatically modifying, by the at least one processor, the selected target advertisement by de-emphasizing a color based
feature associated with an emotional effect that is counter to the emotional state of the user; and

automatically providing, by the at least one processor, the modified target advertisement to the client device for display
to the user with the online content.

US Pat. No. 9,576,029

TRUST PROPAGATION THROUGH BOTH EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT SOCIAL NETWORKS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on a machine having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform capable of connecting
to a network for propagating trust to create an implicit social network, comprising:
obtaining a content item;
receiving a first user profile including information about a first set of activities of a first user with respect to the content
item;

receiving a second user profile including information about a second set of activities of a second user with respect to the
content item;

determining a similarity between the first user and the second user based on the first and the second sets of activities with
respect to the content item; and

generating an implicit relationship between the first user and the second user when the similarity with respect to the content
item exceeds a threshold, wherein a ranking of a second content item determined based on the second user profile and an evaluation
of the second user from other users implicitly related to the second user is to be used, based on the implicit relationship,
to rank the second content item in a search result provided to the first user.

US Pat. No. 9,529,895

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISCOVERING DYNAMIC RELATIONS AMONG ENTITIES

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method, implemented on a machine having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a
network for providing a search result, comprising:
obtaining a query from a user, wherein the query is included in a query log associated with the user and the query log includes
a first piece of information;

determining one or more data sources that are connected to the network through one or more access points;
identifying a second piece of information from the one or more data sources based on a time-dependent relationship between
the first piece of information and the second piece of information;

generating a search result by searching online content based on the second piece of information; and
providing the search result to the user as a response to the query.

US Pat. No. 9,477,763

PERSONALIZED SEARCH RESULTS UTILIZING PREVIOUSLY NAVIGATED WEB SITES

Excalibur IP, LC, Sunnyv...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computer accessible via a network and having a display, input from a user via a web address bar to navigate
to a web site;

navigating to the web site by the computer;
storing, by the computer, information about the web site in a file unless predetermined characteristics of actions performed
by the user on the web site once the user has navigated to the web site are present;

repeating, by the computer, the navigating and storing steps for each requested web site;
determining, by the computer, web sites associated with a search query of the user as the search query is being entered by
the user into a search area of a visibly displayed user interface of an application program executed by the computer, the
search area separate from the web address bar, the associated web sites being sites that have been previously navigated to
by the user, the determining step comprising obtaining the web sites associated with the search query from a data structure
previously generated by the computer from the file, the data structure comprising parsed entries of Uniform Resource Locators
(URLs) associated with the previously navigated web sites; and

based on the determining step, causing web site links corresponding to the associated web sites to be visibly displayed on
the display as the search query is being entered, the web site links comprising, in addition to the URLs associated with the
previously navigated web sites, information previously collected for the web sites and available via the network, the information
comprising a timestamp of a most recent visit to the previously navigated web sites by the user,

the predetermined characteristics of actions performed by the user selected from a group of characteristics consisting of
the user selecting a new window or tab within a predetermined amount of time after navigating to the web site, and detecting
a new navigation request not associated with the web site within a predetermined amount of time after navigating to the web
site,

wherein the obtaining the web sites associated with the search query further comprises:
for each Uniform Resource Locator (URL) entry associated with a web site, adding an entry to the data structure for each search
term associated with the URL,

for each URL entry associated with a web site, parsing a title of the entry into tokens,
for each URL entry associated with a web site, tokenizing its domain name into a plurality of words,
for the each URL entry having its domain name tokenized, adding the plurality of words to the data structure for the URL,
for each URL entry having a filename, tokenizing the filename, and
adding the filename to the data structure for the each URL entry having the filename.

US Pat. No. 9,390,396

BOOTSTRAPPING SOCIAL NETWORKS USING AUGMENTED PEER TO PEER DISTRIBUTIONS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICES

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

16. A network device comprising:
a transceiver configured to send and receive data over an electronic communication network;
a processor; and
a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions for execution by the processor to perform actions, including:
transmitting, over an electronic communications network, a user interface to a computing device of a member of the electronic
social network application, the transmitting causing the user interface to be displayed on a display at the member's computing
device and enabling the member of the electronic social network application to generate an electronic invite to a recipient
to participate in the electronic social network application;

receiving, from the member of the electronic social networking application, an identifier of the recipient from the member
via the user interface and the electronic communications network;

automatically registering the recipient to the electronic social network application prior to the electronic invite being
sent to the recipient;

automatically augmenting the electronic invite with personally identifying information pertaining to the recipient to minimize
the likelihood that the augmented electronic invite is interpreted as spam, the identifying information comprising at least
one item of information about at least one of the member and the recipient known only by a limited group of people prior to
the electronic invite being generated, the limited group of people including the recipient and the member associated with
the augmented electronic invite, wherein the identifying information known only by a limited group of people prior to the
electronic invite being generated is known from prior social interactions of the recipient and the member;

automatically spoofing an internet protocol source identifier of the augmented electronic invite to make the augmented electronic
invite appear to be originating from the member rather than from the network device, the spoofing is performed in a manner
that minimizes the likelihood that the augmented electronic invite is interpreted as spam;

automatically inserting link information into the augmented electronic invite to the electronic social network application;
and

transmitting at least a first portion of the augmented electronic invite comprising the inserted link information to the electronic
social network application to the recipient's computing device over the electronic communications network, the transmitting
of the augmented electronic invite enabling access, by the recipient using the recipient's computing device, to the augmented
electronic invite and enabling access to the electronic social network application via the augmented electronic invite's link
information.

US Pat. No. 9,168,612

LASER MATERIAL PROCESSING TOOL

Gas Technology Institute,...

1. A laser material processing tool for processing material within a wellbore, the laser material processing tool comprising:
a laser head assembly comprising a housing having at least one laser energy outlet and a plurality of purge fluid outlets
concentrically disposed around said at least one laser energy outlet;

at least one optical emitter suitable for emitting laser energy disposed within said housing;
laser energy control means for directing said laser energy over a target surface;
at least one automated purge fluid emitter adapted to emit a purge fluid through at least one of said plurality of purge fluid
outlets; and

synchronization means for synchronizing cyclic sequential emissions of said laser energy and said purge fluid directed at
said target surface, said synchronization means comprises activation program for activating purge fluid flow through said
purge fluid outlets in a user-defined programmable sequence,

wherein said sequential emission of laser energy from said at least one optical emitter and emission of purge fluid from said
plurality of purge fluid outlets comprises a laser beam is followed by a purge fluid jet which removes material weakened by
the laser beam from the target surface to form a hole at the target surface.

US Pat. No. 9,536,250

BLENDING ADVERTISER DATA WITH AD NETWORK DATA IN ORDER TO SERVE FINELY TARGETED ADS

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A computer-implemented method for delivering targeted advertisements, the method comprising:
receiving, by a computer of an advertisement network, and from a browser of a user device, a notification of an available
advertisement spot on a webpage at which to display an advertisement by the browser;

dividing, by a computer of an advertisement network, the available advertisement spot into an ad network page and a second
page;

providing, by a computer of the advertisement network, to the browser, a bridge comprising a first script configured to facilitate
communication between the ad network page and the second page;

receiving, by a computer of the advertisement network, consumer data from the ad network page;
providing, by a computer of the advertisement network, to the browser, and in response to the consumer data received from
the ad network page, an advertisement template, the advertisement template configured to force an interaction between the
browser and an advertiser device of a particular advertiser by providing to the second page a link configured to cause the
browser to load a second script from the advertiser device;

receiving, by a computer of the advertisement network, via the bridge, and as a result of the browser loading the second script,
data configured to influence an advertisement selection; and

selecting, by a computer of the advertisement network, an advertisement for delivery and display at the available advertisement
spot on the webpage, where the selection of the advertisement is based on the received data configured to influence selection
of an advertisement.

US Pat. No. 9,519,716

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A PROFILE BASED SEARCH

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, a search query including one or more search terms from a user;
generating, based upon the one or more search terms and from tracked user search behavior, by the computing device, a user
profile for the user in a data store comprising a plurality of user profiles;

establishing, by the computing device, a contextual relationship between the one or more search terms and user profile characteristics
associated with each user profile of the plurality of user profiles;

parsing, by the computing device, the search query into categorical verticals;
determining, by the computing device, search refinement data relative to the categorical verticals, the search refinement
data including at least one of: profile information, environmental data relative to the search query and historical behavior
data relating to other search queries;

accessing, by the computing device, a database of aggregated search data based on the search refinement data, the search data
comprising a plurality of query terms and the plurality of user profiles;

determining, by the computing device, alternative query terms in the plurality of query terms, the alternative query terms
relevant to a set of user profiles in the plurality other than a user's primary profile selected by the user;

determining, by the computing device, a most relevant search query from the plurality of search queries and the alternative
query terms and a most relevant user profile from the plurality of user profiles, the most relevant user profile based on
a plurality of sponsor-purchased public user profiles and both the most relevant search query and the most relevant user profile
based on the aggregated search data;

refining, by the computing device, the search query based on the most relevant search query and most relevant user profile;
and

generating, by the computing device, an output display including a search result set based on the refined search query.

US Pat. No. 9,495,637

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANNOTATING AND RANKING REVIEWS WITH INFERRED ANALYTICS

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
electronically determining, via a processing device of a social review computer system, a meaningful context from a combination
of a plurality of objective attributes of a given content item, each objective attribute in the plurality of objective attributes
comprising a description describing the given content item;

electronically generating, via the processing device, a collection of content items including the combination of the plurality
of objective attributes;

identifying, via the processing device, one or more subjective attributes associated with a subset of content items in the
collection of content items, the one or more subjective attributes comprise a review of each content item in the subset entered
by one user into the social review system;

transforming, via the processing device, the subjective attributes and the subset of content items into a result set of attribute-value
pairs;

converting, by a natural language processing synthesis processor of the social review computer system, each attribute-value
pair into an annotation for a review;

electronically providing, via the processing device over a network to a user client device for display on a graphical user
interface, an aggregate of the one or more subjective attributes associated with each item in the subset in conjunction with
the user review of the content items in the subset, a rating associated with the aggregate of the one or more subjective attributes,
and the respective annotation; and

comparing, via the processing device, the rating with a rating of the aggregate of the one or more subjective attributes associated
with other reviewers.

US Pat. No. 9,273,533

WELL TOOL INCLUDING SWELLABLE MATERIAL AND INTEGRATED FLUID FOR INITIATING SWELLING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

3. A method of swelling a first swellable material included in a well tool, the method comprising the steps of:
positioning the well tool in a well; and
then activating a fluid to cause swelling of the first swellable material, wherein the activating step further comprises providing
fluid communication between a first reservoir and the first swellable material, and

wherein the well tool further comprises a second reservoir and a second swellable material, and wherein the activating step
further comprises providing fluid communication between the second reservoir and the second swellable material.

US Pat. No. 9,109,437

METHOD OF USING AN EXPANSION TOOL FOR NON-CEMENTED CASING ANNULUS (CCA) WELLBORES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for centralizing an inner casing within an outer casing, comprising:
introducing an expansion tool into the inner casing, the expansion tool having an elongate body having a first force multiplier
case coupled to an expansion tool case;

actuating a piston arranged within the first force multiplier case and thereby moving the piston axially in a first direction
within the first force multiplier case;

engaging a ram arranged within the expansion tool case with the piston, the ram defining a tapered surface engageable with
a correspondingly tapered surface defined on the expansion tool case;

radially expanding one or more lug assemblies arranged within the expansion tool case with the ram as the ram axially translates
in the first direction;

centering the ram within the first force multiplier case while the ram axially translates in the first direction by engaging
the tapered surface of the ram on the correspondingly tapered surface of the expansion tool case; and

plastically deforming the inner casing with the one or more lug assemblies, the one or more lug assemblies generating a corresponding
one or more lobes in the inner casing configured to engage an inner surface of the outer casing.

US Pat. No. 9,495,461

SEARCH ASSISTANT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device over a network from a user computer, alphanumeric characters forming a portion of a search
query submitted by a user in a search query entry area;

receiving, by the computing device from a search suggestion module, a plurality of search suggestions related to the portion
of the search query;

transmitting, by the computing device to the user computer, the plurality of search suggestions for display by the user computer
in a first portion of a search suggestion region before the search query is initiated via user input, the search suggestion
region displayed differently than a search results area;

receiving, from the user computer by the computing device, a selection of a search suggestion in the plurality of search suggestions;
transmitting, by the computing device, a search suggestion of the selected search suggestion to a rich content module, wherein
the transmitting of the search suggestion to the rich content module further comprises classifying, by the rich content module,
the search suggestion into a category, the classifying of the search suggestion into a category further comprises basing the
classifying on a classification technique selected from a group of classification technique types consisting of fixed priority
order, query classification confidence level, using search session context of the user, and using a search history profile
of the user;

receiving, by the computing device from the rich content module, rich content related to the transmitted search suggestion,
the rich content scraped from the network and comprising text and additional content, the scraping of the network for the
rich content further comprising performing the scraping while the computing device is not in communication with the user computer,
the additional content comprising at least one graphic and a web link, the additional content comprising a preview of content
present on one or more web pages, the additional content comprising a profile relating to the selected search suggestion and
statistics associated with the selected search suggestion, the web pages responsive to the selected search suggestion and
prior to any navigation by the user; and

transmitting, by the computing device to the user computer, the rich content for display by the user computer in a second
portion of the search suggestion region before the search query is initiated via user input, the second portion of the search
suggestion region being separate from the first portion of the search suggestion region.

US Pat. No. 9,279,299

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A drilling system for managed pressure drilling comprising:
at least one sensor to continually sense at least one real-time fluid property of an input fluid to a well and a return fluid
from the well;

a controllably adjustable flow control apparatus disposed in a return flow line to regulate a flow of the return fluid; and
a controller operably connected to the controllably adjustable flow control apparatus to instruct the controllably adjustable
flow apparatus to regulate the flow of the return fluid to maintain a wellhead setpoint pressure based at least in part on
the real-time sensed fluid property of the input fluid and the return fluid,

wherein the at least one continually sensed fluid property comprises at least one of: fluid density, oil/water ratio, chlorides
content, electric stability, shear stress, gel strength, plastic viscosity, yield point, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,250,350

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DOWNHOLE MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A downhole micro-opto-electro-mechanical system (MOEMS) electromagnetic field sensor that includes: a first surface that
is at least partially reflective;
a second surface that is at least partially reflective, said second surface suspended by one or more flexible members to define
an optical cavity having a variable distance between the first and second surfaces; and

a magnetically polarized layer attached to the second surface, wherein a magnetic field based on an electromagnetic field
passing through the optical cavity interacts with the magnetically polarized layer and a gradient in the magnetic field produces
a displacement of the second surface that alters the variable distance and causes a spectrum variation in light exiting the
sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,428,137

PROTEIN ASSEMBLER

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITA...

1. Method for assembling multimeric protein or peptide structures, the method comprising the following steps:a) Providing or preparing a circular expression vector having a first unique restriction site for a first type II S restriction enzyme and a second unique restriction site for a second type II S restriction enzyme, the first type II S restriction enzyme suitable to generate a 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the lower strand of the vector upon cleavage with the first type II S restriction enzyme, and the second type II S restriction enzyme suitable to generate a 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the upper strand of the vector upon cleavage with the second type II S restriction enzyme, wherein the 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the upper strand and the 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the lower strand of the resulting insert and of the vector are complementary to each other; the circular expression vector also having a third unique restriction site for a third restriction enzyme, located upstream to or overlapping with the recognition sequence and/or restriction site of the first unique restriction enzyme, the third unique restriction site being different to the first and the second unique restriction site, wherein upon cleavage with the third restriction enzyme an at least 3 or 4 base pair 5?-overhang or an at least 3 or 4 base pair 3?-overhang is generated in the upper or lower strand of the vector different from the 5?-overhang generated by the first type II S restriction enzyme and the second type II S restriction enzyme;
b) Digesting the circular expression vector with the first type II S restriction enzyme and the second type II S restriction enzyme to create a 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the lower strand and a 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the upper strand of the vector, wherein the 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the lower strand and the 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the upper strand are complementary to each other and complementary to the 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the upper strand of the resulting insert and the 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the lower strand of the insert;
c) Inserting into the digested expression vector a multiple number of the same or different double stranded nucleic acid sequences encoding a protein or peptide sequence and exhibiting a complementary 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the upper strand and a complementary 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the lower strand;
d) Circular ligation of the multiple number of double stranded nucleic acid sequences into the expression vector using a ligase;
e) Optionally propagating the circular expression vector obtained according to step d);
f) Optionally sequencing the circular expression vector obtained according to step d) or e);
g) Selection of circular expression vectors obtained according to step d), e) and/or f), comprising a predetermined repeat number of double stranded nucleic acid sequences of at least 2 to 15;
h) Digesting the circular expression vector selected according to step g) with the first Type II S restriction enzyme;
i) Inserting into the digested expression vector a further double stranded nucleic acid sequence encoding a protein or peptide sequence and exhibiting a complementary 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the upper strand and a complementary 3 base pair 5?-overhang in the lower strand, wherein the further double stranded nucleic acid sequence may be identical or different to the double stranded nucleic acid sequence of step c);
j) Circular ligation of the further double stranded nucleic acid sequence of step i) into the expression vector using a ligase;
k) Repeating steps h) to j) at least once;
l) Digesting the circular expression vector with the first type II S restriction enzyme and then subsequently with a type II or type II S restriction enzyme recognizing the third unique restriction site and cutting within the first unique type II S recognition sequence, inserting an insert into said digested expression vector, wherein the insert has been prepared by digesting the circular expression vector with the third unique restriction enzyme first and then subsequently with the second unique type II S restriction enzyme and then ligating the digested expression vector and the insert;
m) Optionally expressing, isolating and/or purifying the encoded multimeric protein or peptide structure.

US Pat. No. 9,756,714

NANO-EMITTER ION SOURCE NEUTRON GENERATOR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A neutron generator comprising:
a housing defining an ion source chamber;
an electron nano-emitter arrangement comprising multiple field electron emitters located in the ion source chamber;
an electrode arrangement comprising an anode separated from the electron nano-emitter arrangement by a separation space, wherein
the separation space holds an ionizable gas; and

a permanent magnet that provides a magnetic field in misalignment with an electric field generated by the electrode arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,529,926

SNAPSHOT REFRESHMENT FOR SEARCH RESULTS PAGE PREVIEW

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on at least one computing device, each computing device having at least one processor, storage, and
a communication platform connected to a network for refreshing web page URL snapshots, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of URLs;
determining one or more attributes associated with each of the plurality of URLs;
assigning an importance score to each of the plurality of URLs based on the one or more attributes associated with the URL,
wherein the one or more attributes indicate whether a snapshot was previously generated successfully for the URL;

selecting a set of URLs from the plurality of URLs for snapshot refreshment based on the corresponding importance scores;
generating a snapshot associated with each corresponding URL of the selected set of URLs; and
providing the snapshots for the selected set of URLs so that each snapshot is rendered as a viewable and actionable link to
the corresponding URL.

US Pat. No. 9,518,462

TURBINE FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRICAL DATA

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A downhole turbine having a first end and a second end with the first end and the second end being opposite one another,
the turbine comprising:
a turbine body;
a shaft positioned at about the center of the turbine body;
a motor comprising a plurality of rotors, stators and bearings interposed between the shaft and the turbine body, the motor
interposed between the first end and the second end of the turbine,

the plurality of rotors and stators disposed radially about the circumference of the shaft arranged in alternating successive
concentric rows, each row one below the other along a longitudinal length of the shaft, the successive rows of rotors rotatable
within apertures formed by the successive rows of stators; and

at least one non-conductor insulator assisting in electrically isolating the shaft and the turbine body from one another,
wherein the non-conductor insulator is a non-conducting coating extending along an entire length interposed between the turbine
body and each of the plurality of rotors, stators and bearings, or extending along an entire length interposed between the
shaft and each of the plurality of rotors, stators and bearings.

US Pat. No. 9,109,338

CONTROLLED DEWATERING OF CONFINED, SATURATED FORMATIONS IN EXCAVATION MINES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
providing an untreated smectite shale barrier confining a saturated formation that comprises water;
accessing the untreated smectite shale barrier adjacent to an excavation mine;
drilling a borehole into the untreated smectite shale barrier from the excavation mine with a dewatering fluid without breaching
the untreated smectite shale barrier into the saturated formation, wherein a portion of the untreated smectite shale barrier
contacted by the dewatering fluid becomes a treated smectite shale barrier that has a greater water permeability than the
untreated smectite shale barrier, wherein the dewatering fluid comprises an aqueous base fluid and a dewatering additive;
and

draining at least a portion of the water from the confined, saturated formation through the treated smectite shale barrier.

US Pat. No. 9,617,465

LEAKOFF MITIGATION TREATMENT UTILIZING SELF DEGRADING MATERIALS PRIOR TO RE-FRACTURE TREATMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising:
combining self-degrading particles with a carrier fluid;
placing the self-degrading particles and the carrier fluid into at least one fracture in a treatment zone in the subterranean
formation;

penetrating and plugging off the connection to existing fractures with the self-degrading particles and bridging off fracture
propagation near the wellbore with the self-degrading particles; and

initiating a re-fracture treatment comprising re-fracture fluids and proppant materials prior to the degradation of the self-degrading
particles and after the penetrating and plugging off of the connection to the existing fractures by the self-degrading particles.

US Pat. No. 9,322,947

ACOUSTIC RECEIVER ASSEMBLY FOR DOWNHOLE TOOLS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An acoustic receiver for use in a downhole environment, comprising:
a linear central structure defining a non-linear acoustic path along at least a portion of its length;
a plurality of mass members coupled to the central structure along at least a portion of its length, each mass member coupled
in spaced relation to an adjacent mass member, and physically and acoustically coupled to the central structure;

a plurality of coupling mechanisms, each coupling mechanism coupling a respective mass member to a respective adjacent mass
member, wherein each coupling mechanism facilitates relative movement between the respective coupled mass members within a
range of motion, and precludes relative movement beyond such range of motion; and

at least one receiver assembly supported by at least one of the mass members.

US Pat. No. 9,930,811

COLD ROW ENCAPSULATION FOR SERVER FARM COOLING SYSTEM

Excalibur IP, LLC, New Y...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an enclosure defining an interior space and including at least one server-rack port configured to engage one or more of racks such that one or more servers installed in each rack are contiguous to the interior space, wherein the enclosure is inside of a room and wherein each server includes a fan that draws air from the interior space into the server and expels the air outside of the enclosure into the room; and
a mixing chamber that is contiguous to the enclosure, wherein the mixing chamber includes a first set of one or more dampers that are contiguous to natural air outside of the room and that are opened up when a temperature outside reaches a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,882,130

APPARATUS FOR PATTERNING AN ARTICLE

Cambridge Enterprise Limi...

1. An apparatus for patterning an article comprising a first layer of a first material, the apparatus comprising:
a thread;
at least one thread guide means for:
guiding the thread such that at least a portion of the thread engages with the article to remove at least part of the first
material of the first layer; and

guiding the thread so that the thread disengages from the article;
means for moving the thread relative to the at least one thread guide means; and
means for applying a solvent to the thread before the thread contacts the article, the first material being soluble in the
solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,534,486

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING TIME IN A DOWNHOLE TOOL WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A BATTERY

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A method of tracking time in a downhole tool, the method comprising:
powering up and resetting a first sub-unit of the downhole tool;
starting a first clock in the first sub-unit so that the first clock keeps track of the duration of time since the first sub-unit
was powered up and reset, the first sub-unit logging sensor data samples and associated timestamps from the first clock in
a log;

establishing communication from a second sub-unit in the tool to the first sub-unit and sending a timestamp from a second
clock in the second sub-unit to the first sub-unit, and thereafter the first sub-unit logging sensor data samples and associated
timestamps synchronized to the second clock in the log, and the first sub-unit logging an indication in the log that the timestamps
have been synchronized to the second clock;

processing data downloaded from the log; and
using the indication in the log that the timestamps have been synchronized to the second clock to adjust the timestamps that
were logged prior to the first sub-unit obtaining a timestamp from the second clock.

US Pat. No. 9,322,649

TOROIDAL LINK FOR RPM MEASUREMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A measurement-while-drilling system, comprising:
a lower toroid, wherein the lower toroid has a lower toroid winding and is further adapted to receive a signal from one or
more sensors;

an upper toroid, wherein the upper toroid has a upper toroid winding; and
a magnet disposed along a rotating member within one of the lower toroid or the upper toroid; wherein:
one of the lower toroid or the upper toroid is further adapted to engage the rotating member;
the lower toroid and the upper toroid are disposed so that a signal from the lower toroid is induced in the upper toroid;
and

the lower toroid winding is non-uniform so that the signal from the lower toroid induced in the upper toroid is indicative
of a rotation rate of the rotating member.

US Pat. No. 9,810,553

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

TDK-Micronas GmbH, Freib...

1. A measurement system comprising:
a first magnetic field sensor; and
a magnet for generating a magnetic field, the magnet having a first pole face extending over a first plane and a second pole
face extending over a second plane,

wherein the first plane is parallel to the second plane,
wherein an axis of rotation is substantially perpendicular to the first pole face and substantially perpendicular to the second
pole face,

wherein the magnet is supported for rotation about the axis of rotation,
wherein the first magnetic field sensor is arranged facing the first pole face and at a distance from the axis of rotation,
and

wherein the magnet has a asymmetry of the flux density about the axis of rotation in a region of the first pole face so that
the flux density of the magnet in the first magnetic field sensor is adjustable between a maximum and a minimum by rotation
of the magnet about the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 9,536,249

MEASURING INLINE AD PERFORMANCE FOR THIRD-PARTY AD SERVING

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A computer-implemented method for measuring inline ad performance for third-party ad serving, the method comprising:
receiving, from a publisher, a call for an original third-party internet ad;
in response to receiving the call for an advertisement, requesting an original third-party internet ad from a third party-advertiser;
in response to requesting an original third-party internet ad, receiving from the third-party advertiser, in memory of a computer,
an original third-party internet ad embodied as ad code, the original third-party internet ad being hosted within a server
in a third-party network;

recoding, in a computer, the ad code to produce a script call containing the ad code;
serving, by a computer, the script call to a publisher computer for compositing;
measuring, in a computer, one or more response latencies associated with rendering the ad code; and
replacing the ad code with a backfill ad when at least one of the one or more response latencies exceeds an allotted timeout
time.

US Pat. No. 9,535,938

EFFICIENT AND FAULT-TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED ALGORITHM FOR LEARNING LATENT FACTOR MODELS THROUGH MATRIX FACTORIZATION

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method implemented on a computer having at least one processor, a storage, and a communication platform for providing
personalized content, comprising:
receiving a data set including information on interactions between a plurality of users and a plurality of pieces of content,
wherein the plurality of users include multiple sets of users;

partitioning the data set into a plurality of sub data sets each of which corresponds to a separate set of the multiple sets
of users;

associating each of the plurality of sub data sets with a corresponding one of a plurality of estimators;
storing one or more model parameters in a shared storage, wherein the shared storage is coupled to the plurality of estimators
so that the plurality of estimators can asynchronously access the one or more model parameters;

estimating, asynchronously by each of the plurality of estimators, the one or more model parameters based on corresponding
one of the plurality of sub data sets associated with the estimator and the stored one or more model parameters;

updating, asynchronously by each of the plurality of estimators, the one or more model parameters stored in the shared storage
based on the asynchronously estimated one or more model parameters;

obtaining information related to a user; and
providing content personalized with respect to the user based on the information related to the user and the one or more model
parameters stored in the shared storage.

US Pat. No. 9,428,980

HYDRAULIC/MECHANICAL TIGHT HOLE JAR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

14. A method of operating a downhole jar, the jar including a housing with a longitudinal axis and a mandrel telescopically
disposed within the housing, the method comprising:
(a) applying a tensile load to the jar so as to move the mandrel relative to the housing in a first axial direction;
(b) compressing a first biasing member that biases the mandrel in a second axial direction that is opposite the first axial
direction with a first biasing force;

(c) removing the first biasing force from the mandrel after sufficient axial movement of the mandrel relative to the housing;
(d) continuing to apply a tensile load to the jar so as to move the mandrel relative to the housing after (c); and
(e) compressing a second biasing member that biases the mandrel in the second axial direction with a second biasing force
during (d).

US Pat. No. 9,322,247

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF HARVESTING INFORMATION FROM A WELL-SITE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system for collecting information of a rig operation, the system comprising:
an integrated control system;
wherein the integrated control system monitors one or more rig operations;
wherein the integrated control system comprises a centralized data acquisition server communicatively coupled to one or more
functional units;

at least one memory;
at least one processor executing the steps comprising:
receiving data from a sensor corresponding to the one or more functional units;
storing the data in a central time-synchronized database in the at least one memory, wherein the central time-synchronized
database is accessible by the centralized data acquisition server;

collecting the data from a plurality of the functional units to generate a time synchronized overview of rig operations; wherein
the overview of rig operations is operable to monitor the data from the plurality of the functional units at a single location;

monitoring a quality of the data based, at least in part, on a flag status;
processing the data from the plurality of functional units to generate a report, wherein the report is accessible by a rig
operation personnel on a display, further wherein the report is operable to identify a metric, wherein the metric is operable
to assist the rig operation personnel in analyzing deviations in the one or more rig operations.

US Pat. No. 9,314,959

VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENT WITH VACUUM-LAMINATED FOAM LAMINATE

Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH, V...

1. A method of manufacturing an interior component for a vehicle interior by laminating, in a laminating mold, a foam laminate
onto a dimensionally stable substrate with a three-dimensional surface contour, the method comprising:
providing the substrate;
applying the foam laminate onto the three-dimensional surface contour of the substrate by way of a vacuum;
bonding the substrate to the foam laminate to form a substrate composite; and
introducing one or more seam grooves into the foam laminate in the laminating mold by thermal manipulation of the foam laminate
with a laser or a contour punch.

US Pat. No. 9,291,789

PUMPING OF OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES INTO CONDUITS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An optical waveguide pumping method, comprising:
pumping a liquid fluid through a conduit, thereby causing an optical waveguide to extend further into the conduit; and
operating a fluid recovery device, thereby causing a condition to exist in the conduit, the condition being selected from
the group consisting of: a) fluid pressure in the conduit being less than a vapor pressure of the fluid, and b) fluid temperature
in the conduit being reduced from above a boiling point temperature of the fluid to below the boiling point temperature of
the fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,280,559

REGISTRAR MAPPING TOOLKIT FOR GEOFENCES

GeoFrenzy, Inc., Tiburon...

1. A method for registering a geofence in a database of geofences, comprising:
defining a geofence using a plurality of geographic designators;
assigning a plurality of unique internet protocol (IP) addresses to the plurality of geographic designators defining the geofence
such that each geographic designator is assigned a unique IP address; and

storing the plurality of geographic designators and the assigned unique IP address of each of the plurality of geographic
designators in the database of geofences,

wherein each of the plurality of geographic designators is a point on the surface of the Earth defined by a coordinate system
with a distance between points of the coordinate system being between about 0.5 microns and 5 microns;

wherein at least one of the plurality of unique IP addresses assigned to the plurality of geographic designators is encoded
as at least one anchor point of the geofence, wherein the at least one anchor point of the geofence is a unique identifier
of the geofence;

wherein the plurality of unique IP addresses are IPv6 addresses;
wherein the at least one of the plurality of unique IP addresses that is encoded as the at least one anchor point of the geofence
includes between 0 bits and 63 bits for location data and at least 64 bits for metadata, wherein the metadata includes classes,
entitlements, and lookup table identifiers, wherein the at least 64 bits for the metadata are operable to be redefined via
the lookup table identifiers;

wherein the entitlements provide permissions for a mobile device to pair with activated devices located within the geofence
and permissions for the mobile device to control the activated devices within the geofence, wherein the activated devices
include lighting devices, HVAC devices, and/or audio/video devices within the geofence, wherein the mobile device cannot affect
controls or settings outside the geofence;

wherein the entitlements provide, upon the mobile device attempting to access restricted content within the geofence, for
redirecting the mobile device to owner-defined content, wherein the owner-defined content is defined by an owner of the geofence;

wherein the classes determine a precedence of the geofence in relation to an overlapping geofence which is defined using at
least one of the plurality of geographic designators defining the geofence.

US Pat. No. 9,667,714

PEER TO PEER BROWSER CONTENT CACHING

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
communicating, over a network from a first user computing device, a request for content, said request originating from a browser
helper application associated with and embedded in a browser application running on the first user computing device;

receiving, at the browser helper application running on the first user computing device, a list of alternative user computing
devices in response to said request, each alternative user computing device housing at least a portion of the content;

selecting from the list of alternative user computing devices, via the first user computing device, at least one second user
computing device;

initiating, via the first user computing device, a peer to peer connection with the at least one second user computing device;
requesting, via the first user computing device, at least a portion of the content from the at least one second user computing
device;

presenting, via the first user computing device, the content to a user of the first user computing device upon receipt of
at least a portion of the content from the at least one second user computing device;

monitoring, via the first user computing device, the progress of the receipt of the requested at least a portion of the content;
terminating, via the first user computing device, the request if the progress slows beyond a predefined rate; and
requesting, via the first user computing device, at least a portion of the content from the content server if no second user
computing devices are available.

US Pat. No. 9,536,251

PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENTS IN AN AUGMENTED REALITY ENVIRONMENT

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing dynamic digital content within an augmented reality environment by an augmented
reality framework, comprising:
receiving, from a client device connected to an augmented reality network in communication with the augmented reality framework,
image data captured by a video camera device of the client device that depicts a marker, wherein the marker includes a specific
pattern corresponding to a first dynamic digital content and the marker covers, at least in part, a physical product;

receiving, from the client device, first factor information corresponding to a first user;
retrieving first dynamic digital content from a database based on the specific pattern of the marker and the first factor
information;

transmitting the first dynamic digital content to the client device for generating a first augmented reality environment on
the client device that combines a first current video stream captured by the video camera device and a first virtual video
stream including the first dynamic digital content;

receiving, from the client device, second factor information corresponding to a second user;
retrieving second dynamic digital content from the database based on the second factor information;
transmitting the second dynamic digital content to the client device for generating a display of a second augmented reality
environment on the client device that combines a second current video stream captured by the video camera device and a second
virtual video stream including the second dynamic digital content, wherein the second dynamic digital content is dynamically
updated from the first dynamic digital content based on the specific pattern of the marker and the second factor information,
the second dynamic digital content having display attributes displayable in accordance with a display capability of the client
device;

receiving a user interaction with the second dynamic digital content detected by the client device; and
performing an action based on the user interaction.

US Pat. No. 9,376,888

DIVERTING RESIN FOR STABILIZING PARTICULATE IN A WELL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a treatment zone of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore of a well, the method comprising:
(A) introducing into the treatment zone a first particulate, wherein:
(i) the first particulate comprises a first degradable material;
(ii) the first particulate comprises a first particulate having a first particulate D50 size selected to bridge a plurality
of pore throats of a first matrix of the treatment zone where the permeability of the first matrix is in the range of 10,000
mD to 100 mD; and

(B) introducing into the treatment zone a second particulate, wherein:
(i) the second particulate comprises a second degradable material;
(ii) the second particulate comprises a second particulate having a second particulate D50 size selected to bridge a plurality
of pore throats of a second matrix of the treatment zone, where the permeability of the second matrix is in the range of 5,000
mD to 50 mD subject to the second matrix permeability also being less than one-half the first matrix permeability;

(iii) the first degradable material and the second degradable material can be the same or different; and
(iv) the second particulate is introduced into the treatment zone simultaneously with the first particulate or separately
from the first particulate but at least before the first degradable material of the first particulate degrades more than 50%
by weight in the treatment zone; and

(C) introducing into the treatment zone a liquid resin, wherein the liquid resin is introduced into the treatment zone:
(i) simultaneously with the first particulate or separately from the first particulate but at least before the first degradable
material of the first particulate degrades more than 50% by weight in the treatment zone; and

(ii) simultaneously with the second particulate or separately from the second particulate but at least before the second degradable
material of the second particulate degrades more than 50% by weight in the treatment zone.

US Pat. No. 9,287,650

CONNECTOR AND MATING CONNECTOR

Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH, V...

1. An electrical connector configured to be electrically coupled to a mating connector, the connector comprising:
a housing including:
a contact chamber; and
a connector face;
a contact connector element accommodated in the contact chamber, the contact connector element including a primary locking
member configured to latch with the contact chamber; and

a secondary locking member assembled to the housing via the connector face, the secondary locking member being configured
to interlock the contact connector element in the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,080,391

INSULATED CONDUCTOR FOR DOWNHOLE DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND METHOD

Halliburton Energy Servic...

26. A method of conducting electricity in a well drilling operation, the method comprising:
providing a downhole drilling motor, the motor including:
a tubular housing having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end and a longitudinal bore having a sidewall,
a stator disposed in the longitudinal bore of the tubular housing, said stator defining an internal cavity passing therethrough,
wherein the stator includes a first protective electrically insulated layer, a second protective electrically insulated layer,
and an electrically conductive layer disposed between the first and second electrically protective insulated layers, the first
protective electrically insulated layer being disposed as a first substantially circumferential layer adjacent to an inner
surface of the sidewall of the longitudinal bore of the tubular housing, the electrically conductive layer being disposed
as a second substantially circumferential layer upon at least a portion of an inner surface of the first protective layer,
and the second protective electrically insulated layer being disposed as a third substantially circumferential layer upon
at least a portion of an inner surface of the electrically conductive layer, said electrically conductive layer coupled at
a first end to a first electrical end conductor disposed proximal to the first longitudinal end of the tubular housing and
coupled at a second end to a second electrical end conductor disposed proximal to the second longitudinal end of the tubular
housing, and

a rotor operatively positioned in the internal cavity to cooperate with the stator; providing electrical current to the conductive
layer from the first electrical end conductor located proximal to the first longitudinal end;

conducting the electrical current along the conductive layer from the first longitudinal end of the housing to the second
longitudinal end of the housing; and

receiving the electrical current from the conductive layer at the second electrical end conductor located proximal to the
second longitudinal end of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,075,252

REMOTE WORK METHODS AND SYSTEMS USING NONLINEAR LIGHT CONVERSION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A remote work system, comprising:
a light source;
a nonlinear light converter optically coupled to and remote from the light source, wherein the nonlinear light converter converts
a narrowband light pulse received from the light source to a converted spectrum light pulse corresponding to a supercontinuum
light pulse or a shifted spectrum light pulse; and

a work element in situ with and coupled to the nonlinear light converter, wherein the work element performs an operation using
the converted spectrum light pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,491,577

REGISTRAR MAPPING TOOLKIT FOR GEOFENCES

GeoFrenzy, Inc., Tiburon...

1. A method for looking up a geofence in a database of geofences, comprising:
a mobile device determining the mobile device is located within a first geofence and a second geofence based on a first multiplicity
of unique internet protocol (IP) addresses and a second multiplicity of unique IP addresses, wherein the first geofence is
defined by the first multiplicity of unique IP addresses and the second geofence is defined by the second multiplicity of
unique IP addresses, wherein the first multiplicity of unique IP addresses correspond to a first multiplicity of geographic
designators and the second multiplicity of unique IP addresses correspond to a second multiplicity of geographic designators;

querying a database of geofences for class hierarchy information for the first geofence and class hierarchy information for
the second geofence;

determining if the first geofence or the second geofence ranks higher in a class hierarchy based on the class hierarchy information
for the first geofence and the class hierarchy information for the second geofence;

querying the database of geofences for application functionality information for the first geofence if the first geofence
ranks higher in the class hierarchy, or querying the database of geofences for application functionality information for the
second geofence if the second geofence ranks higher in the class hierarchy, wherein the application functionality information
for each geofence determines functionality or non-functionality of applications within each geofence;

implementing the functionality or the non-functionality of the applications based on the application functionality information
for the first geofence if the first geofence ranks higher in the class hierarchy or implementing the functionality or the
non-functionality of the applications based on the application functionality information for the second geofence if the second
geofence ranks higher in the class hierarchy; and

wherein the first multiplicity of unique IP addresses and the second multiplicity of unique IP addresses are unique IP version
4 (IPv4) addresses and/or unique IP version 6 (IPv6) addresses.

US Pat. No. 9,390,064

MODELING TOOL PASSAGE THROUGH A WELL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A computer-implemented method for modeling passage of an elongate well tool through a well, the method comprising:
receiving, with a computing system, inputs representing a plurality of geometric characteristics of the well tool including
three dimensional surface data characterizing the shape of outwardly facing, lateral surfaces of the well tool;

receiving, with the computing system, inputs representing a plurality of geometric characteristics of the well;
determining, with the computing system, a radial position of the well tool within the well and relative to a radial surface
of the well due to loads on the well tool; and

determining, with the computing system, a prediction of the force to pass the well tool through at least a portion of the
well based on a comparison of the three dimensional surface data of the well tool, the radial position of the well tool relative
to the well, and the plurality of geometric characteristics of the well.

US Pat. No. 9,304,054

NON-ELECTRONIC AIR CHAMBER PRESSURE SENSOR

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

20. A method of determining whether a seal has failed between a first chamber and a second chamber in a downhole apparatus,
the first chamber having disposed therein a sealed, compressible container, the container having first and second magnets
disposed therein, the first and second magnets being separated by a first distance when a fluid within the sealed, compressible
container is at a first pressure, the method comprising:
changing a pressure of fluid within the second chamber;
determining a measured distance between the magnets; and
comparing the measured distance to the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,296,938

RADIATION-INDUCED TRIGGERING FOR SET-ON-COMMAND SEALANT COMPOSITIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A sealant composition comprising:
a wellbore treatment fluid;
a set modifier; and
a polymeric component that inhibits release of the set modifier,
wherein the polymeric component comprises one or more polymers selected from the group consisting of copolymers of methyl-methacrylate
(MMA) with a o-substituted chloro or cyano acrylate, MMA based polymers with incorporation of fluorine into the methacrylates,
polymers having a Photosensitive Acid Generator group (PAG) in the polymer structure; and combinations thereof;

wherein exposure to ionizing radiation causes degradation of the polymeric component resulting in release of the set modifier
and an increase in the mechanical strength of the sealant composition.

US Pat. No. 9,296,939

COMPOSITIONS FOR MODIFYING RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF CEMENT SYSTEMS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of servicing a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation comprising:
contacting a wellbore servicing composition comprising a cementitious material with a rheology modifying additive, wherein
the rheology modifying additive comprises a gum and a polymeric material; wherein the gum has an average molecular weight
in the range of from about 20,000 Daltons to about 10,000,000 Daltons; wherein the polymeric material comprises acrylamide
vinyl phosphoric acid, NN-dimethyl acrylamide, lignite grafted acrylamide, tannin grafted 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic
acid polymer, humate grafted acrylamide diallyldimethlyammonium chloride, acrylic acid, itaconic acid, or combinations thereof:

wherein the wellbore servicing composition comprises water and has a water content of from about 80 wt. % to about 125 wt.
% by weight of cement; and wherein the composition has a plastic viscosity of from about 1 cP to about 300 cP.

US Pat. No. 9,151,138

INJECTION OF FLUID INTO SELECTED ONES OF MULTIPLE ZONES WITH WELL TOOLS SELECTIVELY RESPONSIVE TO MAGNETIC PATTERNS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

6. A method of actuating at least one well tool in a well, the method comprising:
producing a first magnetic pattern in the well, thereby transmitting a corresponding first magnetic signal to the well tool,
wherein the first magnetic pattern comprises a predetermined spacing in time between displacement of first and second magnetic
devices in the well; and

the well tool actuating in response to detection of the first magnetic signal.

US Pat. No. 9,052,124

VERY HIGH PRESSURE SAMPLE CAPTURE AND TRANSPORTATION VESSEL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
acquiring a pressure vessel, the pressure vessel including:
a cylindrical sample compartment having an inner volume,
a sample piston slidingly located within the sample compartment;
an annulus piston slidingly located within the sample compartment;
reducing the inner volume of the cylindrical sample volume by securely sealing a sleeve within the cylindrical sample compartment,
the sleeve having an inner diameter;

replacing the sample piston with a replacement sample piston having a diameter substantially the same as the inner diameter
of the sleeve; and

replacing the annulus piston with a replacement annulus piston having a diameter substantially the same as the inner diameter
of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,569,421

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED LANGUAGE IDENTIFICATION USING LANGUAGE TAGS

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
in response to a request to identify a supported language to display content by a client application at a client computing
device, the supported language having a set of translations for use in translating the content, at least one server computing
device making a determination, using a current language tag, that a language referenced by the current language tag is not
the supported language, the current language tag comprising one or more subtags, each subtag providing language identification
information;

in response to making the determination that the language referenced by the current language tag is not the supported language,
the at least one server computing device performing elements comprising:

accessing a stored set of mappings comprising one or more mappings, each mapping associating a first language tag referencing
a first language with a second language tag referencing a second language that differs from the first language;

determining whether or not a mapping in the set of mappings includes the current language tag referencing the first language
as one of the first and second language tags and a new language tag referencing the second language that differs from the
first language as the other of the first and second language tags;

using the new language tag as the current language tag, the new language tag identifying the second language that differs
from the first language as the supported language; and

in response to the request, identifying the supported language to use in translating the content to be displayed by the client
application at the client computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,535,945

INTENT BASED SEARCH RESULTS ASSOCIATED WITH A MODULAR SEARCH OBJECT FRAMEWORK

Excalibur IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A system comprising:
network communications circuitry, configured to:
receive a search query from a client device, over a network;
communicate an entity search result to the client device over the network;
search engine circuitry communicatively coupled to the network communications circuitry, the search engine circuitry comprising
a processor, the processor configured to:

execute the search query on an entity search database, wherein the entity search database comprises a plurality of entity
circuitries, wherein individual ones of the entity circuitries comprises a single root object for a single person entity,
a single place entity, or a single thing entity that is different from other individual ones of the entity circuitries;

identify an entity indicator in the search query, according to the execution of the search query on the entity search database;
identify the entity search result, according to the entity indicator;
identify an additional query part besides the entity indicator in the search query, according to the execution of the search
query on the entity search database;

execute a non-entity query using the additional query part on a non-entity search database with respect to the entity search
result, wherein the non-entity search database comprises multiple root objects for a single person entity, a single place
entity, or a single thing entity;

identify one or more non-entity search results, according to the execution of the non-entity query;
alter a display of the entity search result to include the one or more non-entity search results; and
emphasize the one or more non-entity search results in the entity search result.

US Pat. No. 9,465,133

DOWNHOLE DIFFERENTIATION OF LIGHT OIL AND OIL-BASED FILTRATES BY NMR WITH OLEOPHILIC NANOPARTICLES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
drilling a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation;
measuring a first porosity distribution for the subterranean formation with a first nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) wellbore
tool;

reaming a wellbore surface to remove a filter cake from the wellbore, thereby yielding a reamed wellbore;
introducing a wellbore fluid into the reamed wellbore, the wellbore fluid comprising an oil base fluid and a plurality of
oleophilic nanoparticles;

measuring a second porosity distribution of the subterranean formation with a second NMR wellbore tool; and
determining a vug porosity of the subterranean formation based on a comparison of the first porosity distribution in the second
porosity distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,429,009

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A PACKAGE OF SENSORS TO ENHANCE SUBTERRANEAN OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An integrated system for enhancing the performance of subterranean operations comprising:
an integrated control system;
wherein the integrated control system monitors one or more subterranean operations;
wherein the integrated control system comprises a centralized functional unit communicatively coupled to one or more functional
units that require monitoring;

wherein the one or more functional units record data;
wherein the centralized functional unit monitors the one or more functional units based, at least in part, on the recorded
data;

a package of sensors, wherein the package of sensors comprises a plurality of sensors, and wherein the plurality of sensors
comprises at least two different types of sensors; and

wherein the package of sensors is communicatively coupled to at least one of the one or more functional units, wherein the
centralized function unit receives data from the package of sensors corresponding to the at least one of the one or more functional
units.

US Pat. No. 9,359,882

MONITOR AND CONTROL OF DIRECTIONAL DRILLING OPERATIONS AND SIMULATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:
receiving data wirelessly in a mobile device, the data including performance data of a directional drilling operation downhole
at a drill site, the mobile device being a hand mobile communication device; and

displaying a representation of the data on a graphical user interface screen of the mobile device including displaying a graphical
representation of a downhole component disposed as part of a drill string that shows animated movement in an interior of the
downhole component.

US Pat. No. 9,334,727

DOWNHOLE FORMATION FLUID CONTAMINATION ASSESSMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of detecting synthetic mud filtrate or determining filtrate contamination in a downhole fluid, comprising:
placing a downhole tool into a wellbore;
introducing a downhole fluid sample into the downhole tool; analyzing the downhole fluid sample in the downhole tool;
producing at least two filtrate markers from the analyzing of the downhole fluid sample; and
converting the at least two filtrate markers by vector rotation to a sufficiently orthogonal signal.
US Pat. No. 9,518,206

INVERT EMULSION FLUID CONTAINING A HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID, A POLYMERIC SUSPENDING AGENT, AND LOW-DENSITY SOLIDS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An invert emulsion treatment fluid comprising:
(A) an external phase, wherein the external phase comprises a hydrocarbon liquid;
(B) an internal phase, wherein the internal phase comprises a hygroscopic liquid;
(C) a suspending agent, wherein the suspending agent is a polymer, and wherein the polymer comprises urea linkages; and
(D) a particulate, wherein the particulate has a density less than 3.5 g/cm3, wherein the particulate is in a concentration in the range of about 35 to about 200 pounds per barrel of the treatment fluid,

wherein a test fluid consisting essentially of the external phase, the internal phase, the suspending agent, and the particulate,
and in same proportions as the treatment fluid, and after static aging for 2 months at a temperature of 200° F. (93.3° C.),
has a 10 minute gel strength of at least 30 lb/100 ft2 (1,436 Pa) at a temperature of 120° F. (48.9° C.).