Category Archives: Patents

Congratulations to CNPC USA Corporation

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client CNPC USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,450,501 titled METHOD FOR A FRACTURING FLUID SYSTEM AT HIGH TEMPERATURES on October 22, 2019. The patent relates to The method for well – stimulation through a wellbore in a rock formation is hydraulic fracturing under high temperature conditions . The method includes injecting a fracturing fluid system to the rock formation ; fracturing the rock formation at a temperature between 150 – 260 degrees Celsius ; and recovering fluid components of the fracturing fluid system from the wellbore and setting the proppant in the fractures . The fracturing fluid system includes proppant and a plurality of fluid components . The fluid components can include water , a gelling agent , and a stabilizer made of ascorbic acid ranging from 50 – 100 ppt so as to adjust pH and delay said cross linking agent .

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11 ideas that went from science fiction to reality

Great read spotlighting Ramey & Schwaller’s client Arx Pax, Inc. and their innovative hoverboard technology.

From Space.com : Hoverboards - From: “Back to the Future Part II”

The Back to the Future trilogy is a highly enjoyable trio of time-traveling adventures, but it is Part II that presents the creators’ vision of 2015. The film predicted a far more outlandish 2015 than what actually happened just five years ago, but it got one thing correct: hoverboards, just like the one Marty McFly “borrows” to make a quick escape.

Although they aren’t as widespread as the film perceives, hoverboards now exist. The first real one was created in 2015 by Arx Pax, a company based in California. The company invented the Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA™) used to provide the levitation of a hoverboard. The board generates a magnetic field, which in turn creates an eddy current, which then creates another opposing magnetic field. These magnetic fields repel each other against a copper “hoverpark” that provides lift.

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USPTO patent Covid relief extended

The USPTO again extended fee relief for extensions of time for small and micro entities for patent cases through July 31st.

CARES Act relief for small and micro entities

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Congratulations to Genomics USA, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Genomics USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,337,066 titled METHODS FOR PCR AND HLA TYPING USING UNPURIFIED SAMPLES on July 2, 2019.  The patent relates to methods for amplifying a gene or RNA or sets thereof of interest using a tandem PCR process. The primers in the first PCR or set of PCR reactions are locus-specific. The primers in the second PCR or set of PCR reactions are specific for a sub-sequence of the locus-specific primers and completely consumed during the second PCR amplification. For RNA amplification, the first PCR is reverse transcription and the resulting cDNA(s) provide a template for cRNA synthesis, endpoint PCR or real time PCR. Also provided is a tandem PCR method which accepts raw, completely unpu­rified mouthwash, cheek swabs and ORAGENE-stabilized saliva as the sample input, the resulting amplicons serving as the substrate for complex, microarray-based genetic testing. Also provided is a method of allelotyping a gene or set thereof by amplifying the gene(s) using tandem PCR on DNA or RNA comprising the sample. .

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Congratulations to Credo Technology Group Limited

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Arx Pax Labs on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,313,165 titled FINITE IMPULSE RESPONSE ANALOG RECEIVE FILTER WITH AMPLIFIER-BASED DELAY CHAIN on June 4, 2019.  High-data rate channel interface modules and equalization methods employing a finite impulse response (FIR) analog receive filter. Embodiments include an illustrative channel interface module having multiple amplifier-based delay units arranged in a sequential chain to convert an analog input signal into a set of increasingly-delayed analog signals that are weighted and combined together with the analog input signal to form an equalized signal; and a symbol decision element operating on the equalized signal to obtain a sequence of symbol decisions. An interface that extracts received data from the sequence of symbol decisions. The delay units may employ one or more delay cells each having a common-source amplifier stage followed by a source follower output stage, the two stages providing approximately equal portions of the propagation delay. An enhanced gate-to-drain capacitance in the common-source amplifier may increase propagation delay while reducing bandwidth limitations.

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Arx Pax Labs, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Arx Pax Labs on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,308,135 titled MAGNETIC LEVITATION OF VEHICLES on June 4, 2019.  Magnetic levitation can be used for transportation purposes. In various embodiments, the vehicle utilizing magnetic levitation can be enclosed within a tube or a tunnel or outside of an enclosed environment. Various cross-sections of vehicles and tubes can be utilized. In various embodi­ments, the vehicles can be used for personal or mass transportation use. The vehicle can travel in at least two directions with a window at each end of the vehicle.

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Congratulations to Coil Solutions, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Coil Solutions on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,301,883 titled BIT JET ENHANCEMENT TOOL on May 28, 2019.  A bit jet enhancement tool comprises two or more separate flow paths, and each of the flow paths has multiple hollow chambers connected in series; each of the hollow chambers comprises a first constricted chamber with a fluid entry, a first expansion chamber located adjacent to the lower end of the first constricted chamber, a second constricted chamber with the upper end connected to the lower end of the first expansion chamber; a separate second expansion chamber connected to the lower ends of a plurality of the second constricted chambers; and a single port located adjacent to the lower end of the second expansion chamber.

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Congratulations to Coil Solutions, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Coil Solutions on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,287,833 titled CARRIER BLOCK AND GRIPPER BLOCK FOR COILED TUBING ASSEMBLY on May 14, 2019.  The patent relates to a carrier block and gripper block. The gripper block includes a first side and a second side spaced apart from the first side, and an upper surface spanning the distance between the first side and the second side. The upper surface includes a gripping surface. The gripper block includes at least one recess positioned in at least one of the first side and the second side of the gripper block, the at least one recess including an engagement surface. A retention device includes a retention feature proximate the first end and extending laterally away from a longitudinal axis of the retention device. The carrier block includes at least one retention recess disposed at least partially through the carrier block, the at least one retention recess being configured to receive a second end of the retention device.

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Congratulations to CNPC USA

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client CNPC USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,280,357 titled High Density and High Temperature Emulsifier For Use In An
Oil Based Drilling Fluid System on May 7, 2019. The patent relates to An emulsifying composition for an oil based drilling fluid includes oleyl alcohol and a mixture of polymeric amides.

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Congratulations to CNPC USA

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client CNPC USA on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 10,280,354 titled Polymer System for Fluid Loss Control on May 7, 2019. The patent relates to A combination of three polymers including a crosslinked acrylamide-TBAS copolymers in inverse emulsion form, N-vinyl pyrrolidone-acrylamide-TBAS terpolymer, and crosslinked N-vinyl pyrrolidone-acrylamide-TBAS acts as high temperature, high pressure fluid loss control additives for water-based drilling fluids systems.

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