Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
|Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150254499||MULTI-VIEW 3D OBJECT RECOGNITION FROM A POINT CLOUD AND CHANGE DETECTION - A method of detecting objects in three-dimensional (3D) point clouds and detecting differences between 3D point clouds and the objects therein is disclosed. A method includes receiving a first scene 3D point cloud and a second scene 3D point cloud, wherein the first scene 3D point cloud and the second scene 3D point cloud include first and second target objects, respectively; aligning the first scene 3D point cloud and the second scene 3D point cloud; detecting the first and second target objects from the first scene 3D point cloud and the second scene 3D point cloud, respectively; comparing the detected first target object with the detected second target object; and identifying, based on the comparison, one or more differences between the detected first target object and the detected second target object. Further aspects relate to detecting changes of target objects within scenes of multiple 3D point clouds.||09-10-2015|
|20150252625||Transmitting Power Within A Wellbore - A system for applying power into a wellbore. The system can include a casing, a tubing string, a first and second isolator sub, a power source, and an electrical device. The casing has a first cavity running therethrough. The tubing string is disposed within the first cavity without contacting the casing, where the tubing string has a second cavity running therethrough. The first isolator sub is mechanically coupled to the tubing string and positioned between the neutral section and the power-transmitting section of the tubing string. The power source is electrically coupled to the power-transmitting section of the tubing string below the first isolator sub. The second isolator sub is mechanically coupled to the tubing string and positioned between the bottom neutral section and the power-transmitting section of the tubing string. The electrical device is electrically coupled to a bottom end of the power-transmitting section of the tubing string.||09-10-2015|
|20150251171||ALKANE DEHYDROGENATION PROCESS - Disclosed herein are processes for dehydrogenation of an alkane to an alkene using an iridium pincer complex. In the dehydrogenation reactions, hydrogen that is co-formed during the process must be removed for the chemical reaction to proceed and to prevent the excess hydrogen from poisoning the catalyst. In one embodiment the process comprises providing an alkane feedstock comprising at least one alkane and contacting the alkane with an iridium pincer complex in the presence of a hydrogen acceptor selected from the group consisting of ethylene, propene, or mixtures to form an alkene product. The processes disclosed herein can accomplish facile, low-temperature transfer dehydrogenation of alkanes with unprecedented selectivities and TONs at a reasonable rate of conversion.||09-10-2015|
|20150247751||INDUSTRIAL PROCESS MONITORING AND IMAGING - Exemplary embodiments include an apparatus for imaging a volume of material contained inside a vessel. The apparatus includes a plurality of synchronized acoustic sensors positioned at a periphery of an inner volume of the vessel. A processor combines the outputs of the acoustic sensors to identify at least one ambient noise source of the industrial process generating a noise field that illuminates an internal volume of the vessel and to provide an image of the material by temporal and spatial coherent processing of the transmission and reflection of the noise field generated by the noise source.||09-03-2015|
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