Patents Represented by Attorney Tyson J. Wilde
  • Patent number: 8066500
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a cartridge assembly for connection to the frame of a high-pressure, high-temperature press comprises a front end comprising a back-up intermediate and coaxial with an anvil and a piston, the anvil comprising a proximal end in contact with the back-up and a distal end that forms part of a pressurized chamber within the frame, the back-up comprising a proximal end comprising a first diameter proximate an interface with a distal end of the piston, and a distal end comprising a second diameter proximate an interface with the proximal end of the anvil, the back-up comprising one or more circumferential reliefs disposed on the first diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Scott Dahlgren
  • Patent number: 7985059
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, an assembly for HPHT processing comprises a can with an opening. A powder mixture is disposed within the opening. A substrate is disposed within the opening adjacent the powder mixture. Paint is coated on a surface within the opening and opposite the powder mixture with respect to the substrate. A meltable sealant is disposed within the opening and opposite the substrate with respect to the surface and a cap is covering the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett
  • Patent number: 7984772
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a downhole centrifugal drilling fluid separator has a bore within a tubular body comprising a central axis. The bore is formed to receive drilling fluid comprising particulate matter. At least one fin rigidly fixed within the bore and at least one port formed in a wall of the tubular body. As the drilling fluid flows through the tubular body the at least one fin creates a rotary motion within the drilling fluid forcing a portion of the particulate matter away from the central axis and through the at least one port in the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Joe Fox, Scott S. Dahlgren, David Lundgreen
  • Patent number: 7984520
    Abstract: A water closet has a wash basin positioned above a toilet which is secured to a floor. A guide is adapted to direct movement of the wash basin in a generally vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Boyd Black
  • Patent number: 7980332
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a downhole centrifugal drilling fluid separator has a bore within a tubular body comprising a central axis. The bore is formed to receive drilling fluid comprising particulate matter. At least one fin rigidly fixed within the bore and at least one port formed in a wall of the tubular body. As the drilling fluid flows through the tubular body the at least one fin creates a rotary motion within the drilling fluid forcing a portion of the particulate matter away from the central axis and through the at least one port in the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Joe Fox, Scott S. Dahlgren, David Lundgreen
  • Patent number: 7976239
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, the present invention is a system for removing aggregate from a paved surface. The system includes a motorized vehicle with a degradation drum that is connected to the underside of the vehicle. The degradation drum is enclosed by a milling chamber. The milling chamber is defined by having a plurality of plates, including a moldboard positioned rearward of the milling drum. The moldboard comprises an end that is disposed opposite the underside. The end comprises a section that is proximate the milling drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jeff Jepson, Thomas Morris, Joseph Nielson, Ronald B. Crockett, Gary Peterson, David Wahlquist
  • Patent number: 7976238
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, the present invention is a system for removing aggregate from a paved surface. The system includes a motorized vehicle with a degradation drum that is connected to the underside of the vehicle. The degradation drum is enclosed by a milling chamber. The milling chamber is defined by having a plurality of plates, including a moldboard positioned rearward of the milling drum. The moldboard comprises an end that is disposed opposite the underside. The end comprises a section that is proximate the milling drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jeff Jepson, Thomas Morris, Joseph Nielson, Ronald B. Crockett, Gary Peterson, David Wahlquist
  • Patent number: 7950170
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a trenching machine has at least one roller assembly comprising a body rotationally supported by an axle exteriorly mounted to a trenching chain or wheel. At least a portion of the body comprises a substantially conical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Neil Cannon
  • Patent number: 7948239
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, an induction resistivity tool includes an induction transmitter and an induction receiver located along the length of the tool. The transmitter is located adjacent at least one induction bucking coils of the tool. When activated the bucking coils are configured to direct a field transmitted by the induction transmitter away from the tool at an angle from the central axis of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Harold L. Snyder, Jr., Paula Turner, Clint Cook
  • Patent number: 7942605
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention a system for removing a layer of a paved surface comprising a vehicle is adapted to traverse a paved surface in a selected direction. The vehicle has a milling drum with an axle substantially parallel and connected to the vehicle within a milling chamber. The drum is adapted to rotate around the axle between the paved surface and the vehicle. A conveyor belt is attached to a forward end of the vehicle and comprises a portion proximate an opening of the milling chamber. The belt is adapted to carry loose aggregate from the milling drum away from the paved surface. At least one nozzle is disposed on an underside of the vehicle and is in communication with a reservoir through a pathway. The at least one nozzle is adapted to direct the loose aggregate towards the portion of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, David Wahlquist, Neil Cannon, Thomas Morris
  • Patent number: 7938203
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a downhole centrifugal drilling fluid separator has a bore within a tubular body comprising a central axis. The bore is formed to receive drilling fluid comprising particulate matter. At least one fin rigidly fixed within the bore and at least one port formed in a wall of the tubular body. As the drilling fluid flows through the tubular body the at least one fin creates a rotary motion within the drilling fluid forcing a portion of the particulate matter away from the central axis and through the at least one port in the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Joe Fox, Scott S. Dahlgren, David Lundgreen
  • Patent number: 7927085
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, an assembly for HPHT processing comprises a can with an opening. A powder mixture is disposed within the opening. A substrate is disposed within the opening adjacent the powder mixture. Paint is coated on a surface within the opening and opposite the powder mixture with respect to the substrate. A meltable sealant is disposed within the opening and opposite the substrate with respect to the surface and a cap is covering the opening. In another embodiment of the present invention, an assembly for HPHT processing comprises a can with an opening, a powder mixture is disposed within the opening, a substrate disposed within the opening adjacent and above the powder mixture, a formable sealant barrier is disposed within the opening above the substrate, a meltable sealant is disposed within the opening above the formable sealant barrier, and a cap covers the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett
  • Patent number: 7908851
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a system for performing work has a hydraulic circuit adapted to store energy within a hose. The hose has an elastic inner layer pre-tensioned by a radial tensioning component disposed within the hose and at least one reinforcing layer of elastic thread disposed around and compressing the inner layer. A hydraulic fluid is in the circuit and in communication with the hose, the radial tensioning component and with a hydraulic actuator for doing the work. The circuit has a mechanism for pressurizing the hydraulic circuit in order to perform the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Francis Leany, Jacob Hannon, Tyson J. Wilde, Boyd Black
  • Patent number: 7887142
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a machine for degrading a natural and/or man-made formation has picks connected to a drum of the machine and at least one accelerometer mounted to the machine adapted to measure forces acting on the machine. Electronic equipment is in communication with the at least one accelerometer and the electronic equipment has a processor adapted to determine a change in the formation based off of input from the at least one accelerometer. The electronic equipment also is in communication with a mechanism adapted to control, at least in part, a location of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, David Wahlquist, Scott Dahlgren, Thomas Morris
  • Patent number: 7884611
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, an induction resistivity tool includes an induction transmitter and an induction receiver located along the length of the tool. The transmitter is located adjacent at least one induction bucking coils of the tool. When activated the bucking coils are configured to direct a field transmitted by the induction transmitter away from the tool at an angle from the central axis of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Harold L. Snyder, Jr., Paula Turner, Clint Cook
  • Patent number: 7866585
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a rotary shaft impactor has a rotor assembly connected to a rotary driving mechanism. The rotor assembly has a plurality of autogenous bed pockets, the pockets having a wall intermediate a distal and a proximal end. A least one of the pockets comprises a plurality of inserts arranged adjacent one another in a row and attached to at least the proximal or distal end wherein a first end of at least one insert is complementary to a second end of an adjacent insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald Crockett, Jeff Jepson, Tyson J. Wilde
  • Patent number: 7862126
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention a degradation drum comprises a generally cylindrical body comprising inner and outer diameters. At least one degradation assembly is disposed on the outer diameter and it comprises a holder and a pick shank secured within a bore of the holder. At least one lubricant reservoir is disposed within the inner diameter and is in fluid communication with the bore of the holder through a fluid pathway. In some embodiments, the lubricant reservoir maintains a fluid pressure on the pick shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Tyson J. Wilde, Jad A. Mills
  • Patent number: 7854566
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a system for removing a layer of a paved surface comprises a vehicle adapted to traverse a paved surface in a selected direction. The vehicle also comprises a milling drum with an axle connected to the vehicle, the drum being adapted to rotate around the axle substantially normal the selected direction. A moldboard is positioned rearward of the milling drum and also connected to the vehicle. A plurality of nozzles is disposed proximate a bottom end of the moldboard and is in communication with a fluid reservoir through a fluid pathway and the plurality of nozzles is adapted to move independent of the moldboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: David R. Hall, David Wahlquist, Neil Cannon, Thomas Morris
  • Patent number: 7854078
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a chain assembly comprises a boom comprising a sliding surface and a plurality of chain links adapted to slide along the sliding surface. At least one polycrystalline ceramic enhanced insert at an interface between the chain links and at least a portion of the sliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald Crockett, Sigmar Tobias, Tyson J. Wilde
  • Patent number: 7832808
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a degradation assembly has a holder fitted within a block attached to a driving mechanism. The holder has a longitudinal central bore with an opening at an end opposite the driving mechanism. A high impact resistant tool has a carbide bolster axially intermediate a steel shank and an impact tip, the steel shank having a first end and a second end. A sleeve being radially intermediate the bore of the holder and the steel shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald Crockett, Jeff Jepson