Patents Assigned to Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
  • Patent number: 11225000
    Abstract: In one aspect, a material is disclosed, including: a periodic structure including a plurality of unit cells, the plurality of unit cells having a respective plurality of shared nodes, wherein each of the plurality of unit cells has a plurality of members forming an open cell volume; and a matrix material associated with the periodic structure. In another aspect, a method of forming a material is disclosed, including: forming a periodic structure including a plurality of unit cells, the plurality of unit cells having a respective plurality of shared nodes, wherein each of the plurality of unit cells has a plurality of members forming an open cell volume; and associating a matrix material with the periodic structure. Matrix material selection, composition, manufacturing, interfacial bonding modification, and post-treatments of the periodic structure-matrix material composites are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Chengjiao Yu, Zhiyue Xu
  • Publication number: 20220010222
    Abstract: Metals, such as mercury, may be removed from aqueous, hydrocarbon, or mixed oilfield or refinery fluids by: applying a sulfur compound having the general formula HS—X, where X is a heteroatom substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, and/or alkylaryl group either alone or in combination with or as a blend with at least one demulsifier, a buffering agent, a pour point depressant, and/or a water clarifier to chelate the at least one metal and form a chelate complex of the sulfur compound with the at least one metal and then separating the chelate complex from the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Jagrut Jani, Tran M. Nguyen, Jerry J. Weers, Zhengwei Liu
  • Patent number: 11220901
    Abstract: A downhole assembly includes a first tubular including a first shoulder and a second tubular including a second shoulder. The assembly further includes a transmission element having a first portion disposed in the first shoulder, the first portion includes an electrically conductive member having a first arc length and a second portion disposed in the second shoulder. The second portion includes a contacting element having a second arc length that is substantially less than the first arc length and further includes an outer insulating carrier that defines a groove. The contacting element is disposed in the groove. When the first tubular is joined to the second tubular, the contacting element contacts the electrically conductive member and the second portion defines at least one region between the electrically conductive member and the second portion in areas of the groove where the contacting element does not contact the electrically conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Bastian Sauthoff, Cord Simon Huber
  • Publication number: 20220002625
    Abstract: Adding a cationic starch and/or an anionic starch to a conventional demulsifier or water clarifier reduces activity of the resulting product without losing demulsifier or water clarifier performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Geoff Bennett, Jacqueline Behles, Sean Stewart
  • Publication number: 20220003092
    Abstract: A method of fracturing multiple productive zones of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore is disclosed. The method comprises injecting a fracturing fluid into each of the multiple production zones at a pressure sufficient to enlarge or create fractures in the multiple productive zones, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises an upconverting nanoparticle that has a host material, a dopant, and a surface modification such that the upconverting nanoparticle is soluble or dispersible in water, a hydrocarbon oil, or a combination thereof; recovering a fluid from one or more of the multiple production zones; detecting the upconverting nanoparticle in the recovered fluid by exposing the recovered fluid to an excitation radiation having a monochromatic wavelength; and identifying the zone that produces the recovered fluid or monitoring an amount of water or oil in the produced fluid by measuring an optical property of the upconverting nanoparticle in the recovered fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Sankaran Murugesan, Valery Khabashesku, Qusai Darugar
  • Publication number: 20220005447
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vibration attenuation, and for investigating a subsurface volume of interest from a borehole. System embodiments may include a vibration attenuation system, comprising: at least one vibration attenuator configured to dynamically isolate a vibration source, the at least one vibration attenuator comprising metamaterial defining a plurality of cells; wherein at least one cell of the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of sub-cells azimuthally arrayed about an axis of alignment, and at least one sub-cell of the plurality is defined by a solid, the at least one sub-cell including a plurality of cell segments substantially oriented in alignment with a mapping geometry comprising an inversion of a canonical tangent circles mapping. The vibration source may comprise an acoustic source. The system may have an enclosure having the acoustic source and the at least one receiver disposed therein, with the at least one acoustic attenuator is positioned between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Dwight W. Swett
  • Patent number: 11215036
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a wellbore for performing a treatment operation is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment may include an inner string that further includes a first tubular having a first communication link, and a service tool including a cross-over tool having a fluid flow passage therein for supplying a treatment fluid under pressure from an inside of the service tool to an outside of the service tool, and wherein the service tool includes a second communication link operatively coupled to the first communication link and wherein the second communication link runs across or through the fluid flow passage in the cross-over tool that is protected from direct flow of the fluid under pressure from the inside of the service tool to the outside of the service tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron C. Hammer, Robert S. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210402484
    Abstract: A method of processing a workpiece includes supporting the workpiece on a tailstock extending along an axis, thermally processing the workpiece with a processing device, and displacing a portion of the tailstock assembly in response to thermal expansion of the workpiece as a result of processing with the thermal processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: David K. Luce, Crystal A. Parrott, Stephen L. Wiedmann
  • Patent number: 11208853
    Abstract: A device for transferring torque to a drill bit in a borehole having a borehole axis includes a support element configured to rotate in the borehole about the borehole axis, a torque transferring element configured to transfer torque from the support element to the drill bit and further configured to isolate torsional oscillations that are created at the drill bit from the support element, a blocking element configured to block rotation of the torque transferring element relative to the support element about the borehole axis in at least one direction, and a bearing element between the support element and the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Andreas Hohl, Dennis Heinisch, Hanno Reckmann, Sasa Mihajlovic
  • Publication number: 20210387877
    Abstract: A carbon disulfide-modified amine additive may be introduced to an aqueous stream in an effective amount to separate oil from the water in the aqueous stream, such as separating at least some of the oil from emulsified oil-in-water in a production fluid, where the oil is crude oil. The carbon disulfide-modified amine additive may be produced from a reaction of synthetic amine, natural amines, or chemically modified natural amines with carbon disulfide and an ?,?-unsaturated compound and/or an epoxide in one step. In one non-limiting embodiment, the amine is a natural amine or chemically modified natural amine of a polysaccharide containing amino functional group(s). Optionally, a base catalyst is used to make the carbon disulfide-modified amine additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jian Zou, Bruce Oyer Horne, II
  • Patent number: 11198152
    Abstract: A method of lining an inner surface of a tubular with a polymer, includes positioning a polymer injecting head within the tubular, forming an annular space between the injecting head and an inner surface of the tubular, injecting polymer through the injecting head into the annular space, and moving the polymer injecting head longitudinally relative to the tubular while injecting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Bartscherer, Sven Delden, Helmut G. Benning
  • Patent number: 11201400
    Abstract: The beamforming system includes a plurality of beamformers operatively coupled to each other. Each beamformer includes a plurality of signal generation units and a plurality of respective delaying units. Each beamformer includes a plurality of multipliers assigned to each delaying unit. Each beamformer includes a plurality of summers configured to receive a respective group of conditioned signals from a respective group of the plurality of multipliers, combine the respective group of conditioned signals and generate a respective phased array output signal. Each of the summers is configured to receive at least another input other than the respective group of conditioned signals. The plurality of beamformers are interconnected such that each of the plurality of summers within each beamformer receives, as the at least another input, a respective phased array output signal from a summer of a different one of the plurality of beamformers. As associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Markus Stahlberg, Alexander Freund, Alfred Wolsfeld
  • Patent number: 11199242
    Abstract: Methods and systems for damping torsional oscillations of downhole systems are described. The systems include a downhole string, a bit support assembly configured to support and receive a disintegration device, wherein the disintegration device is disposed on an end of the downhole string and mounted to the bit support assembly, and a damping system configured at least one of on and in the bit support assembly, the damping system comprising at least one damper element arranged in contact with a portion of the bit support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Hohl, Sasa Mihajlovic
  • Patent number: 11198183
    Abstract: A method of supporting a rotating member of a tailstock includes rotating a rotating member coupled to a workpiece support slidably mounted in a housing of the tailstock, causing the rotating member to shift along a longitudinal axis in a first direction, and measuring an amount of vertical displacement of the rotating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: David K. Luce, Crystal A. Parrott, Stephen L. Wiedmann
  • Patent number: 11193839
    Abstract: A system for measuring torque on a component having a residually magnetized region is provided. The system includes a torque sensor for sensing an electromagnetic characteristic of the component and transmitting a plurality of signals that are indicative of the electromagnetic characteristic. The system also includes a computer communicatively coupled to the torque sensor for receiving the signals. The computer includes a processor and a memory. The processor is programmed to determine, using the signals, that the torque sensor is affected by the residually magnetized region of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Tho Lu, Brant Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 11193054
    Abstract: A method of enhancing carbonate precipitation in a downhole environment comprises introducing into the downhole environment a treatment composition comprising: a carbonate producing agent comprising a microbe, an enzyme, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, and a substrate comprising N-oxyurea, semicarbazide, N,N-dioxyurea, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing. An organic feedstock and a geobacter can also be used to treating a wellbore or a subterranean formation. Encapsulated carbonate producing agent such as encapsulated bacterial spores are used to form self-healing cemented structure in a downhole environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Vorderbruggen, Charles D. Armstrong, Michael Brendt Wilson, Harold Dean Brannon
  • Patent number: 11193334
    Abstract: A downhole component including a first portion; a second portion; a controlled failure structure between the first portion and second portion. A method for improving efficiency in downhole components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Vempati, Christoph Wangenheim
  • Patent number: 11192211
    Abstract: A mud motor stator or a pump comprising of a tubular outer portion; a number of lobes extending radially inwardly from the tubular outer portion, at least one of which comprises a skeletal structure and method for producing a mud motor stator or a pump comprising of placing material and bonding the material together in a pattern dictated by the design shape of the stator or pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Wangenheim, Witali Huber, Frederik Goeing
  • Patent number: 11193826
    Abstract: A method for performing a formation fluid test in a borehole penetrating a subsurface formation includes disposing a fluid tester in the borehole, extracting a sample of fluid from the subsurface formation using the fluid tester, and analyzing the sample using the fluid tester to provide test data for a process used to analyze the sample. The method also includes fitting an equation to the test data and calculating a ratio of a first derivative of the equation to a second derivative of the equation. The method further includes continuing to extract the sample from the subsurface formation in response to the ratio indicating a clean sample will be forthcoming and terminating the extracting of the sample from the subsurface formation in response to the ratio indicating a clean sample will not be forthcoming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Rocco DiFoggio, Bernardo E. Pohl
  • Publication number: 20210363879
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for remote well operation control. Methods include conducting, with a plurality of remote well operation control hosts operating on corresponding remote well logging data acquisition management systems, a well operation using a well operation system at a well, wherein the well operation system includes a carrier having disposed thereon at least one logging instrument. Methods may include establishing a first operational control relationship between the carrier and a first of the plurality of remote well operation control hosts sufficient for the first remote well operation control host to control the carrier; and establishing a second operational control relationship between a selected one of the at least one logging instrument and a second remote well operation control host different than the first, the operational control relationship sufficient for the second remote well operation control host to control the at least one logging instrument and receive logging data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Guijt, Nigel N. Smith, Douglas C. Young, Harold Andrade, Homero C. Castillo, Otto N. Fanini