Patents Represented by Attorney Murray Robinson
  • Patent number: 4815949
    Abstract: A reciprocating electric motor for wells includes a stator comprising a stack of coil groups surmounted by an annular power pack, the whole being mounted on a non-ferromagnetic tube and potted and slipped into a tubular ferromagnetic housing, the coils being helically wound strips of conductive material with their outer ends folded down to extend paraxially and their inner ends folded radially thereacross and then down paraxially to provide connections between like coils in each group forming a plurality of sets for simultaneous energization, and an armature extending through the stator coils and annular power pack for reciprocation therewithin, the armature including alternating ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventor: Thomas A. Rabson
  • Patent number: 4750583
    Abstract: In the art of acoustic well sounding a gas-gun for the sudden discharge of a measured quantity of compressed gas, comprised of two chambers, viz. a discharge chamber closed at one end by a poppet, and on the opposite end by a power-head, the latter a cylinder including a sealed piston, with the poppet connected by sealed piston rod penetrating the cylinder head, and terminated at the piston. The entire assembly to be so proportioned that regardless of the position of the piston of gap remains between the piston and the cylinder-head penetrated by the piston rod. Means for connecting this gap to the inside of the discharge chamber through a check valve permits gas flow from the discharge chamber to the gap, but no in the reverse direction, and means for venting the gap to the atmosphere. A passage from the opposite side of the piston to the axial outlet of the discharge chamber, a spring or a positive locking device for pressing the poppet against the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Keystone Development Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Wolf
  • Patent number: 4646871
    Abstract: In the art of acoustic well sounding a gas-gun for the sudden discharge of a measured quantity of compressed gas, comprised of two chambers, viz. a discharge chamber closed at one end by a poppet, and on the opposite end by a power-head, the latter a cylinder including a sealed piston, with the poppet connected by sealed piston rod penetrating the cylinder head, and terminated at the piston. The entire assembly to be so proportioned that regardless of the position of the piston a gap remains between the piston and the cylinder-head penetrated by the piston rod. Means for connecting this gap to the inside of the discharge chamber through a check valve permits gas flow from the discharge chamber to the gap, but not in the reverse direction, and means for venting the gap to the atmosphere. A passage from the opposite side of the piston to the axial outlet of the discharge chamber, a spring or a positive locking device for pressing the poppet against the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Keystone Development Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Wolf
  • Patent number: 4637474
    Abstract: The elevation of a tool carried by an implement towed by a tractor is determined by a hydraulic motor mounted on the implement adjusting the wheel height. A servo valve mounted on the tractor responsive to line pressure controls the hydraulic motor. An operator actuated vent valve mounted on the tractor vents line pressure to control the servo valve. A tool elevation responsive feedback vent valve mounted on the implement increasingly vents line pressure as the hydraulic motor changes tool elevation, to negate the effect of venting by the operator actuated vent valve. When hydraulic motor movement equals movement of the operator actuated vent valve, the feedback venting equals that of the operator actuated bent valve. A second negative feedback on the servo motor pistons then returns the servo valve to neutral closed position and change in tool elevation stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Inventor: Willie B. Leonard
  • Patent number: 4630990
    Abstract: A device for loading and transporting elongate objects on vehicle roof-tops. A lower tubular member connected to a vehicle in an upright position and further stabilized by a support disposed between the vehicle and the lower tubular member rotatably receives an upper vertical member so that these members are aligned coaxially. A horizontal load bearing member attached substantially at its midpoint to the upper end of the upper vertical member includes rollers which allow elongate objects to be rolled onto the horizontal load bearing member. A supporting pin is placed through the lower tubular member in one pair of a plurality of pairs of holes located at 180-degree spacing for supporting the upper vertical member and allowing height adjustment of the device. Eyebolts are secured at each end of the horizontal load bearing member in one pair of a plurality of pairs of holes to provide adjustable tie down points for the elongate objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Inventor: Montague Whiting
  • Patent number: 4623003
    Abstract: A reduced drive area hydraulically actuated spool valve is protected against cavitation and provided with enhanced lubrication by connecting the variable volume inside the valve housing adjacent the non drive area of the spool end to the source of pressure fluid controlled by the valve. A stub piston is affixed to the spool end in fluid tight relationship, e.g. integral, to exclude the pressure fluid from the area therebetween. A floating cylinder is provided for the stub piston to eliminate the need for precise alignment of the stub piston axis with respect to the housing. Fluid passages substantially balance the fluid force acting on this floating cylinder to keep it from binding, this being just enough unbalance to hold the cylinder end against a ball pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Inventor: Willie B. Leonard
  • Patent number: 4618465
    Abstract: A pin thread profile mold includes two parallel spaced apart plate type thread profile gages. A cast is made with the mold positioned adjacent the thread with the plates parallel to the thread axis and the plane midway therebetween radial to the thread axis, the mold-thread interface being caulked with clay. After being placed adjacent the thread the mold is packed with self hardening plastics material in the plastic state, such as dental plaster. After the plastics material has hardened the cast is removed from the thread and sent to a laboratory for comparison with a desired profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy C. Parks
  • Patent number: 4615401
    Abstract: Automatic Hydraulic Thruster for hole boring including a mandrel and sleeve forming two expandable chambers with plural wall anchor means annularly disposed about the sleeve responsive to pressure differential between one chamber and the bore hole pressure and three-way valve means for automatically connecting the chambers respectively first with mandrel pressure and bore hole pressure and then vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Smith International
    Inventor: William R. Garrett
  • Patent number: 4602533
    Abstract: A wrench having a stationary jaw mounted on a handle, a rigid member releasably attached to the handle and an adjustable jaw disposed on the rigid member, the rigid member retaining the adjustable jaw in an interengageable position with the handle when the rigid member is locked with the handle by a latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Assignees: Donnie W. Dunn, Lisa A. Dunn, James H. Catlow, Lyndon R. Dunn, Willie M. Dunn, Donna S. Dunn, Rodger B. Wilkins, Lee A. Wilkins
    Inventor: Joe L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 4593719
    Abstract: A high frequency four-way valve reciprocated by hydromechanical amplifiers has its amplifier volumes volume compensated by passage means in each valve spool end connecting each amplifier volume with the adjacent outlet port. In a modification, there are longitudinally extending grooves on the outer periphery of each drive piston, one group of longitudinal grooves connecting the amplifier volume with the annular lubrication grooves around the piston and another group of longitudinal grooves connecting the annular grooves with the adjacent outlet port. The longitudinal grooves supply lubricant to the annular grooves, and also enhance the volume compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Inventor: Willie B. Leonard
  • Patent number: 4571128
    Abstract: A grooving head for cutting an internal helical groove is mounted at one end of a tubular boring bar. The head has two cutter sockets that are axially spaced apart and are azimuthally spaced apart 180 degrees. Cutters are disposed in the sockets and means are provided to adjust the radial distance to which the cutters extend from the axis of the bar and head, the trailing cutter extending farther than the leading cutter. The bar is stabilized by a plurality of wear buttons at its outer periphery, the buttons having convex outer ends and being azimuthally spaced apart and radially adjustably positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Ogden
  • Patent number: 4507544
    Abstract: The several clock lines on a burn-in board are monitored by diode ANDing the clock lines to one or two monitor lines, the ANDing circuitry being mounted on the burn-in board and each monitor line being connected through the burn-in chamber back wall to a detection circuit for detecting presence, level, and/or other quality of the signal on the monitor line and giving an indication and sounding an alarm when the desired monitor signal quality is absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: Reliability, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel P. Jones
  • Patent number: 4474239
    Abstract: Sand placement apparatus includes a well screen assembly and a sand placement tool. The sand placement tool comprises a tubing extension or stinger and a slurry conduit which includes a barrel concentrically disposed around the stinger and a tail pipe extending down therefrom with a valve controlled seal sub at the lower end of the tail pipe. The well screen assembly comprises a production liner including a valve controlled seal socket, a lower or main well screen, a short length of pipe, an upper or tell-tale well screen, and the tubular mandrel of a hook wall packer. By means of this packer the liner is suspended within a well casing. The liner is positioned with its screens inside a perforated section of a well casing. The tool is positioned inside the liner by means of a sleeve anchored to the packer mandrel and adjustably positioned relative to the barrel to deliver sand-water slurry to the liner-casing annulus and build up the sand from the top of the annulus and then downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1984
    Assignee: Completion Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn T. Colomb, David L. Farley
  • Patent number: 4458404
    Abstract: A one-piece metal wear sleeve, circumferentially homogeneous, is secured by epoxy to the outer periphery of a drill pipe. The inner diameter of the sleeve is less than the outer diameter of tool joints at the end of the drill pipe. The sleeve is centrifugally cast of two materials, including a tough, strong material such as an iron alloy at its inner portion and a hard non-abrasive wear resistant material such as alloy steel at its outer portion to resist wear on the sleeve, e.g. when it is run in open hole or in a cased hole. The outer portion is homogeneous and has a smooth outer periphery so as to reduce wear on the casing when the pipe is run in cased hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Garrett
  • Patent number: 4457489
    Abstract: A quick attachable and detachable multiple connection between fluid conduits provided in a stepped cylindrical socket and remote actuated valve controlled fluid conduits in a stepped cylindrical plug hydraulically locked therein, the connection between the conduits comprising seal tube means extendable from within each plug conduit to abut against the inner periphery of the socket around the outside of the adjacent socket conduit and form a face seal therearound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Inventor: Samuel E. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 4453271
    Abstract: The protective garment of the present invention primarily for use as protective athletic equipment includes protective gear for the shoulders, ribs, biceps, forearms, thighs, knees and shins. The protective garment is generally composed of variable pressure pads, air cushions, and/or shields. The variable pressure pad includes two superimposed plies of a light-weight, non-elastic fluid-impervious fabric material having the adjacent surfaces of the material sealed around the periphery to form a pressure tight inflatable garment which does not distend and other adjacent surfaces sealed at regions internally of the periphery to define a plurality of fluid chambers and fluid passageways. The internal fluid chambers are fluidly communicable with adjacent fluid chambers by means of the fluid passageways. The material crinkles and folds over at preselected regions to constrict fluid communication between the fluid chambers as an external force is applied to the variable pressure pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: American Pneumatics Co.
    Inventor: Byron A. Donzis
  • Patent number: 4440218
    Abstract: A sand or gravel placement or packing apparatus for positioning particulates outside well screen includes pipe to conduct slurry to below the screen and receive clear liquid returning from outside the screen as the particulates accumulate upwardly, the apparatus including valving to provide for initial injection of clear fluid, for circulation slurry, for squeezing the slurry, for flusing the tubing and parts of the tool by reverse circulation, and for closing the slurry injection part below the screen and the lower end of the slurry pipe when the latter is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Completion Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Farley
  • Patent number: 4439954
    Abstract: The spin blast tool includes a housing having a tubular member rotatably disposed on bearings in the housing. A nozzle is mounted on one end of the tubular member and the other end of the tubular member is connected to a pressurized air and sand source. That end of the tubular member adjacent the presurized air and sand source includes a counterbore for receiving a tungsten carbide throat insert. The throat insert has an inner diameter which is smaller than the inner diameter of the tubular member. The insert has an annular radial flange juxtaposed with the end of the pressurized air and sand source. A polyurethane seal washer circumscribes the throat insert and is housed between the radial flange and the end of the tubular member. A wafer spring section is compressed between the outboard surface of the radial flange and the end of the pressurized air and sand conduit. The wafer spring section provides constant pressure on the throat insert as the throat insert wears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Clemtex, Inc.
    Inventor: Percy J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4436118
    Abstract: A one-piece metal wear sleeve, circumferentially homogeneous, is secured by epoxy to the outer periphery of a drill pipe. The inner diameter of the sleeve is less than the outer diameter of tool joints at the end of the drill pipe. The sleeve is centrifugally cast of two materials, including a tough, strong material such as an iron alloy at its inner portion and a hard non-abrasive wear resistant material such as alloy steel at its outer portion to resist wear on the sleeve, e.g. when it is run in open hole or in a cased hole. The outer portion is homogenous and has a smooth outer periphery so as to reduce wear on the casing when the pipe is run in cased hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Garrett
  • Patent number: 4434863
    Abstract: A drill string splined resilient tubular telescopic joint for balanced load deep weel drilling comprises a double acting damper having a very low spring rate upon both extension and contraction from the zero deflection condition. Stacks of spring rings are employed for the spring means, the rings being either shaped elastomer-metal sandwiches or, preferably, roller Belleville springs. The spline and spring means are disposed in an annular chamber formed by mandrel and barrel members constituting the telescopic joint. The chamber containing the spring means, and also containing the spline means, is filled with lubricant, the chamber being sealed with a pressure seal at its lower end and an inverted floating seal at its upper end.A prototype includes of this a bellows seal instead of the floating seal at the upper end of the tool, and a bellows in the side of the lubricant chamber provides volume compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Garrett