Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Guy McClung
  • Patent number: 8225704
    Abstract: Armor with ceramic material and transformed nanotube material produced during/via process transformation, the transformed material in one aspect being graphene ribbon-like material; in one be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nanoridge Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Charles Ogrin, Kyle Ryan Kissell, Kurt Lee Lundberg, John Richard Tidrow
  • Patent number: 8176971
    Abstract: An earth loop heat transfer system which, in certain aspects, has a heat transfer loop extending down into the earth and having a first portion, a second portion, and a bottom portion at a first level in the earth, heat transfer fluid flowable down to the bottom portion and up therefrom and in the second portion to the earth surface, and valve apparatus in the heat transfer loop for controlling flow of heat transfer fluid; and, in one aspect, such a system combined with a rig useful in well operations for supplying heat transfer fluid for use on the rig, either from a loop or loops with portion(s) in water or portion(s) in earth, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Guy Lamonte McClung, III
  • Patent number: 7918752
    Abstract: Game apparatus, e.g., a game racquet or a golf club, with selectively variable and maintainable weight distribution, e.g. by moving material (e.g., liquid and/or solid weight members) within or on the apparatus and selectively positioning the weight(s) and maintaining weight position in or on the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventors: Guy LaMonte McClung, III, Karen Therese McClung
  • Patent number: 7914865
    Abstract: A solid frosted article including a substrate, a film formed on the substrate, the film comprising a frosting coating, the frosting coating comprising thermoset acrylic resin, polymethyl methacrylate, polyacrylate copolymer, and methylated melamine-formaldehyde resin, and wherein the one of a solid frosted article is glass block, glass panel and glass bottle. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: International Cellulose Corporation
    Inventor: Sarfraz Ahmed Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 7600450
    Abstract: A gripper is disclosed for gripping a tubular, e.g. to facilitate rotation of the tubular, the gripper including a body, the body having conformable material having an initial body shape, and the conformable material able to change the initial body shape upon contacting a tubular with the body, the tubular having a tubular shape, the conformable material able to conform to the tubular shape of the tubular to facilitate gripping of the tubular with the gripper. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco LP
    Inventors: Timothy I. Montgomery, Matthew David Becker, Guy L. McClung, III
  • Patent number: 7581647
    Abstract: A shale shaker (10) or vibratory separator which, in one aspect, has a base (22), vibration isolation apparatus on the base (22), a basket (12), mount apparatus (16) for mounting the basket on the base (22), and at least one of the base (22), basket (12), and the mount apparatus (16) made of, encased in, or coated with composite material which, in certain aspects, is all or part flexible composite material; and methods of using such separators and shakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Newton Grichar, Kenneth Wayne Seyffert, Guy L. McClung, III
  • Patent number: 7571817
    Abstract: A vibratory separator (in one aspect, a shale shaker) and methods for using it, the separator in certain aspects having a base, a basket movably mounted on the base, screen apparatus on the basket, material flowing onto the screen apparatus for treatment, at least a portion of the screen apparatus not inclined downhill (e.g. said portion horizontal or uphill), electromagnetic vibratory apparatus connected to the basket for vibrating the basket and the screen apparatus, driving apparatus for driving the electromagnetic vibratory apparatus, and control apparatus (on-site and/or remote) for controlling the driving apparatus and the electromagnetic vibratory apparatus; the material, in one aspect, being drilling fluid material with solids therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Scott, George E. Smith, Lyndon Stone, Norman Padolino, Kevin McDonough, Kenneth W. Seyffert, William Koederitz, Mallappa Guggari, Guy L. McClung, III
  • Patent number: 7568535
    Abstract: A system for recovering lost circulation material from spent drilling fluid, the spent drilling fluid containing lost circulation material, drilling fluid, and undesirable solids, the system having alternating separation apparatuses, including sizing apparatus, destiny/shear separation apparatus, and sizing apparatus; and methods for using such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco LP
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Larson, Eric Simon Provost
  • Patent number: 7540838
    Abstract: A system for controlling viscosity of drilling fluid, the system, in certain aspects, including a container of the material, a viscosity sensor in the container for producing viscosity signals, a centrifuge for removing solids from the material, drive apparatuses for driving a rotatable bowl and a rotatable conveyor of the centrifuge, pump apparatus for pumping material, drive apparatus for the pump apparatus, and a control system for controlling the centrifuge and the pump apparatus in response to viscosity signals so that selected solids from material processed by the centrifuge are removed to control viscosity of drilling fluid material in the container; and in certain aspects, a similar system for controlling density of a drilling fluid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric L. Scott, Lyndon Ray Stone, Richard James Koch
  • Patent number: 7540837
    Abstract: A system for controlling a centrifuge processing drilling fluid, the system, in certain aspects, including a container of the material, a sensor in the container for producing signals indicative of a fluid density parameter, a centrifuge for removing solids from the material, drive apparatuses for driving a rotatable bowl and a rotatable conveyor of the centrifuge, pump apparatus for pumping material, drive apparatus for the pump apparatus, and a control system for receiving the signals and controlling the centrifuge in response to the density parameter of the drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Scott, Lyndon Ray Stone, Richard James Koch
  • Patent number: 7520129
    Abstract: An accumulator system which, in certain aspects, has a body with three (or more) interior chambers, e.g. in one aspect first, second, and third chambers, the body having a first body end with a first opening, and a second body end with a second opening, an amount of operational power fluid in the first chamber, an amount of pressurized gas in the second chamber for moving a piston assembly for moving power fluid from the body to operate an apparatus, the piston assembly having a cavity within a piston end for containing additional pressurized gas for moving the piston assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank B. Springett
  • Patent number: 7520391
    Abstract: A mount for a screen assembly, a screen assembly with such a mount, and a vibratory separator (e.g., a shale shaker) with such a screen assembly; the mount in certain aspects including a body with an inwardly projecting handle apparatus accessible when the screen assembly with such a mount is located in operation position on a mount structure of a vibratory separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Schulte, Jr., Thomas C. Adams, Kerry Ward, Kenneth Wayne Seyffert, Charles N. Grichar, Vincent D. Leone, Jeffrey E. Walker, David W. Largent, Guy L. McClung, III
  • Patent number: 7505871
    Abstract: Systems and methods for diagnosing faults in well servicing operations and determining appropriate remedial action to remedy such faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: James Simspon Grant, Randy Lee Scates, James Cavitt Garrett, Jeff A Lambert, Marco Antonio Calzada, Guy Lamonte MClung, III
  • Patent number: 7493969
    Abstract: Vessels, system and methods for conveying drilling cuttings material, which, in certain aspects, include a system for conveying material from a vessel, the system having a vessel for receiving material to be conveyed, a first conduit for conveying air, a second conduit for receiving air from the first conduit and for conveying air into the vessel, a metering screw for receiving material from the vessel and for moving the material from the vessel, a discharge line for receiving the material from the metering screw, the discharge line having an exit end, pressure sensor apparatus for sensing pressure in the discharge line, and control apparatus for automatically controlling the metering screw in response to a pressure sensed by the pressure sensor apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: George Alexander Burnett, Colin Crabb, David Wood, Kenneth Wayne Seyffert, James Michael McIntosh
  • Patent number: 7484574
    Abstract: Methods for processing drill cuttings including measuring moisture content of the drill cuttings; systems for doing this; methods for moving drill cuttings using conduits with spaced-apart inlets for applying positive pressure; and feeding apparatuses for loading drill cuttings into a positive pressure conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: George Alexander Burnett, Colin Crabb, David Wood, Kenneth Wayne Seyffert, William Chrtistian Herben, James Michael McIntosh
  • Patent number: 7484625
    Abstract: A screen apparatus, which in certain aspects is a screen apparatus having a support, screening material on the support, and energizable identification apparatus on (exteriorly, interiorly, and/or within) the support for identifying the screen apparatus; a vibratory separator with such a screen apparatus; and a vibratory separator or shaker with energizable identification apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Varco I/P, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Scott, Leon D. Ellison, Reinhold Kammann, Clive Chemo Lam, Manfred H. Worms, Guy L. McClung, III
  • Patent number: D600151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignees: Maritime IT AS, National Oilwell Norway AS
    Inventor: Richard Steffensen
  • Patent number: D636438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Shannon Zapalac
  • Patent number: D645080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Shannon Zapalac
  • Patent number: D652078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Shannon Zapalac