Patents Assigned to Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
  • Patent number: 11512554
    Abstract: A segmented backup ring including a plurality of individual segments each having curved surfaces that define an arcuate portion of the ring, each segment including a body section having the arcuate profile and defining a receptacle therein having a circumferential dimension, a projection section having a head portion and a neck portion and extending from the body section in a circumferential direction of the ring, the projection section being receivable and retainable in the receptacle of an adjacent segment body section, and the head portion having a dimension in line with the circumferential direction of the ring that is shorter than the circumferential dimension of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Guijun Deng, Kevin Holmes, Daniel Ewing, Keith J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 11506197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling downhole linear motors to minimize connections to surface equipment. In one embodiment, an ESP system is coupled by a power cable to equipment at the surface of a well. The ESP system includes a linear motor and a reciprocating pump. The motor has a set of position sensors that sense the position of a mover in the motor. Combining circuitry (E.G., XOR gate) combines the outputs of the position sensors into a single composite signal in which signal components corresponding to the position sensors are indistinguishable. A single channel carries the composite signal from the ESP system to the surface equipment. A control system determines a starting position of the motor and determines its subsequent position based on transitions in the composite signal. The motor is then operated based on the position determined from the composite signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Gary Williams, Evan G. Mackay
  • Patent number: 11506196
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling downhole linear motors to minimize connections to surface equipment. In one embodiment, an ESP system is coupled by a power cable to equipment at the surface of a well. The ESP system includes a linear motor and a reciprocating pump. The motor has a set of position sensors that sense the position of a mover in the motor. Combining circuitry (E.G., XOR gate) combines the outputs of the position sensors into a single composite signal in which signal components corresponding to the position sensors are indistinguishable. A single channel carries the composite signal from the ESP system to the surface equipment. A control system determines a starting position of the motor and determines its subsequent position based on transitions in the composite signal. The motor is then operated based on the position determined from the composite signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Gary Williams, Evan G. Mackay
  • Patent number: 11492866
    Abstract: A downhole tool for controlling the flow of a fluid in a wellbore includes a component that comprises: a cementitious material; an aggregate; and a ductility modifying agent comprising one or more of the following: an ionomer; a functionalized filler; the functionalized filler comprising one or more of the following: functionalized carbon; functionalized clay; functionalized silica; functionalized alumina; functionalized zirconia; functionalized titanium dioxide; functionalized silsesquioxane; functionalized halloysite; or functionalized boron nitride; a metallic fiber; or a polymeric fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Rostyslav Dolog, Oleg A. Mazyar, Juan Carlos Flores Perez, Valery N. Khabashesku
  • Patent number: 11493049
    Abstract: A test skid for a pumping system is configured to evaluate the performance of a pump. The test skid includes a motor and a torque-thrust chamber connected between the motor and the pump. The torque-thrust chamber has a torque meter and a thrust bearing. The thrust bearing is positioned between the torque meter and the motor such that the torque meter is connected directly to the pump through a pump input shaft. In this configuration, the torque meter measures the torque applied directly to the pump without the need to account for losses through an intermediate thrust bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Tiller
  • Patent number: 11485915
    Abstract: Ionic liquid containing compositions may be used in the production, recovery and refining of oil and gas. In addition, they may be used to treat cooling water and/or to inhibit and/or prevent corrosion of metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Weers, Mary Jane Felipe
  • Patent number: 11486241
    Abstract: The flow of well treatment fluids may be diverted from a high permeability zone to a low permeability zone within a fracture network within a subterranean formation by use of a mixture comprising a dissolvable diverter and a proppant. At least a portion of the high permeability zone is propped open with the proppant of the mixture and at least a portion of the high permeability zone is blocked with the diverter. A fluid is then pumped into the subterranean formation and into a lower permeability zone of the formation farther from the wellbore. The diverter in the high permeability zones may then be dissolved at in-situ reservoir conditions and hydrocarbons produced from the high permeability propped zones of the fracture network. The mixture has particular applicability in the enhancement of production or hydrocarbons from high permeability zones in a fracture network located near the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Scott G. Nelson, Harold Dean Brannon, Jimie Devon Lemons, Thomas Ray Starks, II, D. V. Satyanarayana Gupta
  • Patent number: 11480706
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and products for taking multi-component induction tool measurements of a three-dimensional space from an interior of a plurality of nested tubulars in a borehole in an earth formation and estimating the property for each of the at least two tubulars using the multi-component induction tool measurements. The multicomponent induction tool measurements may be responsive to a property corresponding to at least two conductive tubulars of the plurality of nested tubular. Taking multi-component induction tool measurements may include taking three-dimensional low-frequency sinusoidal frequency domain waveform resistivity measurements and taking three-dimensional transient EM measurements with the multi-component induction tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Otto N. Fanini, Babak Kouchmeshky, Daniel Joseph Ratigan, Mohamed Daoud
  • Patent number: 11473838
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for flow management and CO2-recovery from a CO2 containing hydrocarbon flow stream, such as a post CO2-stimulation flowback stream. The apparatus including a flow control zone, a gas separation zone, a pretreatment zone, and a CO2-capture zone. The CO2-capture zone is in fluid communication with the pretreatment zone to provide CO2-capture from a pretreated flowback gas stream and output a captured CO2-flow stream. The CO2-capture zone includes a first CO2-enricher and at least one additional CO2 enricher disposed downstream of the first CO2 enricher and in cascading relationship to provide a CO2-rich permeate stream, the CO2-capture zone further including at least one condenser to condense the enriched CO2-stream and output the captured CO2-flow stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Harish Radhakrishna Acharya, Roger Allen Shisler
  • Patent number: 11452950
    Abstract: A demulsifying additive comprising a branched aliphatic compound may be introduced to a stream containing mixtures of or emulsions of oil and water in an effective amount to separate water from the oil in the stream, such as separating oil from emulsified oil-in-water and/or separating water from emulsified water-in-oil in a production fluid. The branched aliphatic compound may be grafted with a polyether via a crosslinking reaction. Alternatively, branched aliphatic compounds may be crosslinked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joey D. Mangadlao, Wojciech Jakubowski, Bruce O. Horne, Mary Jane Legaspi Felipe, Jorge E. Ramos
  • Patent number: 11454623
    Abstract: The impact of a stabilizing additive for treating oil-based fluids having destabilized solids, such as asphaltenes and polynuclear aromatics, may be quantitatively assessed, by determining the settling rate of flocculated destabilized solids in samples of untreated oil-based fluids and oil-based fluids treated with the stabilizing additive through the use of a turbidity meter or nephelometer while the field and quantifying the difference between the two settling rates to determine if a change in the amount of stabilizing additive applied to the oil-based fluid is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Carl E. Weaver, Roger D. Metzler, Koushik Gumaste
  • Patent number: 11448360
    Abstract: A system for mounting an inspection device to a case are provided. The system can include a case including a mounting base configured on a side of the case. The system can also include an adjustable stand removably coupled to the case via the mounting base. The adjustable stand can include a receiving portion removably coupled to the mounting base. The adjustable stand can also include a telescopic structure. The telescopic structure can have a plurality of segments. At least one segment can extend longitudinally from a second segment via at least one adjustment mechanism configured on the second segment. The adjustable stand can also include a device holder removably coupled to the second end of the telescopic structure. The device holder can be configured to removably couple with an inspection device. Apparatus and methods of mounting an inspection device to a case are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tang, Gerard Frederick Beckhusen, Jeffrey Quesnel, Jason Pennell
  • Patent number: 11434434
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jagrut Jani, Tran M. Nguyen, Jerry J. Weers, Zhengwei Liu
  • Patent number: 11435868
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for selecting a precise value within a large value range. Data received by an ultrasonic inspection device can include a range of values associated with one or more parameters to be configured for performing ultrasonic inspection of a test object. A control in a user interface of the ultrasonic testing device can be provided and can include a display portion displaying one or more parameters and one or more values within the range of values associated with the one or more parameters. The control can also include an interactive portion configured to receive a plurality of inputs. Based on the inputs, a selected value associated with a first parameter can be determined. The selected value associated with the first parameter can be displayed as a static display within the display portion of the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Daide Li, Lei Jiamin, Ralf Ratering
  • Patent number: 11431175
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing a cross-compound generator system on one or more turning gears during startup includes determining, via a notch monitor controller, first and second angular velocities, respectively, of a first and a second rotor. The method also includes simultaneously exciting, via the notch monitor controller, the first and second rotors to attain electromechanical coupling therebetween. The method further includes determining, via the notch monitor controller, a value of a time at which a calibration value of an offset is a constant value, where the offset is representative of a phase alignment of the first rotor relative to the second rotor, and where the offset is indicative of a successful electromechanical coupling therebetween. The method also includes disengaging the one or more turning gears from the cross-compound generator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Dean Walters
  • Patent number: 11428050
    Abstract: A hybrid rotary drill bit having at least one fixed blade and at least one rolling cutter assembly is configured for reverse fluid flow from an annulus, through junk slots and into a fluid pathway system located substantially centrally to a bit body. The fluid pathway system may be located underneath a portion of the at least one fixed blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Mitchell Rothe
  • Patent number: 11421484
    Abstract: A drill bit comprises a bit body having a longitudinal axis and a blade extending radially outward from the longitudinal axis along a face region and axially along a gauge region. A gauge region includes a cutting element located proximate to an uphole edge of the blade in the gauge region. A remainder of the gauge region is free of cutting elements mounted thereon. A method of drilling a borehole comprises rotating the bit about the longitudinal axis, engaging a formation with cutting elements mounted to the face region, and increasing a lateral force applied substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis such that the cutting element engages the formation and such that side cutting exhibited by the tool is initially minimal and substantially constant and subsequently increases in a substantially linear manner with increasing lateral force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Reed W. Spencer, Brad Pierce, Brian James Hayes
  • Patent number: 11421478
    Abstract: An earth-boring tool includes a tool body configured to rotate in a wellbore and carrying at least one extendable element. The at least one extendable element is configured to move between a retracted position and an extended position projecting radially beyond the tool body. The at least one extendable element has a mating surface. The earth-boring tool includes a support structure located in the tool body and having a support surface that is located and configured to face the mating surface of the at least one extendable element when the at least one extendable element is in the extended position. The support surface of the support structure is configured to bear at least a portion of the tangential forces acting on the extendable element during rotation of the earth-boring tool in the wellbore when the at least one extendable element is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Wolfgang E. Herberg, Christopher Jakubeit, Michell Schimanski
  • Patent number: 11415558
    Abstract: A method of ultrasonic inspection includes generating, by a phased array ultrasonic probe, a first ultrasonic beam propagating in a fluid and incident at a first angle to a target surface in response to receipt of first instructions. Ultrasonic echoes from first beam reflection by the target are measured and corresponding ultrasonic measurement signals are output. At least one environmental sensor measures at least one fluid property and outputs corresponding environmental signals. One or more processors determine a current speed of sound within the fluid from the ultrasonic measurement signals and environmental signals. Second instructions including a second angle are generated by the processors, based on the current speed of sound, when the current speed of sound differs from a predetermined speed of sound by more than a speed threshold. The ultrasonic probe generates a second ultrasonic beam at the second angle in response to receipt of the second instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Holger Charbon, Johannes Buechler
  • Patent number: 11408792
    Abstract: A pressure calibration system includes a manual pump and pressure adjustment subsystem. The pump outputs pressurized fluid to the adjustment subsystem in response to manual actuation. The adjustment subsystem is configured to automatically adjust the pressure in fine increments after the manual pump pressurizes the fluid within a tolerance range of a pressure set point. A user interface is further configured generate annunciations regarding the fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Glenn