Patents Assigned to Cameron International Corporation
  • Patent number: 10605033
    Abstract: A wellhead system includes a tubing or casing hanger to be installed in a wellhead, the tubing or casing hanger including an outer surface including a landing profile configured to engage a mating landing profile of the wellhead, a landing sensor configured to transmit a signal indicating contact between the landing profile of the tubing or casing hanger and the landing profile of the wellhead, and a processor configured to receive the signal transmitted by the landing sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Levert, Michael Krejci, Kevin Minnock, Adam Christopherson
  • Patent number: 10605029
    Abstract: A shoulder includes a shoulder body having a plurality of J-slots disposed circumferentially about the shoulder body at a first axial end of the shoulder body, a retainer ring disposed about the shoulder body having an exterior threaded surface and an annular lip, a load ring having a threaded interior surface configured to interface with the threaded exterior surface of the retainer ring and a tapered bottom surface, and a lock ring having a tapered bottom surface configured to interface with the tapered bottom surface of the load ring such that when the load ring moves axially toward the lock ring, the lock ring radially expands and when the load ring moves axially away from the lock ring, the lock ring radially contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis P. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10597966
    Abstract: An annular elastomeric packer for a blowout preventer includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced inserts, wherein at least one of the plurality of inserts includes an upper flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, a lower flange extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end, and a rib extending between the upper flange and the lower flange, wherein the upper flange includes an upper surface disposed at an acute angle relative a longitudinal axis of the elastomeric packer, and an elastomeric body coupled to the plurality of inserts and including an inner sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oscar B. Jones, Nicolas J. Arteaga
  • Publication number: 20200088021
    Abstract: A fracturing fluid delivery system is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a fracturing manifold and a fracturing tree. A fluid conduit is coupled between the fracturing manifold and the fracturing tree to enable receipt of fracturing fluid by the fracturing tree from the fracturing manifold through the fluid conduit. The fluid conduit includes rigid and flexible pipe segments coupled together so as to collectively provide a fluid connection from the fracturing manifold to the fracturing tree. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Kirk P. Guidry
  • Patent number: 10590719
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that includes a manifold assembly having a first drilling fluid flow path configured to enable operation of riser gas handling drilling for a mineral extraction system, where the first drilling fluid flow path has an inlet and one or more first outlets, and a second drilling fluid flow path configured to enable operation of a second drilling technique for the mineral extraction system, different from the first drilling technique, where the second drilling fluid flow path has the inlet and one or more second outlets, and where the first drilling fluid flow path and the second drilling fluid flow path are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Laura M. Gardner, Kathy Hickman, Sundeep Yalamanchi
  • Patent number: 10590728
    Abstract: A packer assembly for an annular blowout preventer includes an annular packer and a plurality of inserts arranged circumferentially about the annular packer. The plurality of inserts are curved along an axial axis of the packer assembly and are configured to rotate radially inwardly to enable the packer assembly to move from an open position in which the packer assembly enables fluid flow through a central bore to a closed position in which the packer assembly blocks fluid flow through the central bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ray Zonoz, Raul Araujo
  • Patent number: 10590727
    Abstract: A system that includes a wellhead. The wellhead defines a bore. A hanger system is positioned within the wellhead. The hanger system includes a piston angled relative to a longitudinal axis of the bore. A first spring biases the piston in a first direction. The piston contacts a slip segment to couple the slip segment to a casing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Christopherson, Delbert Vanderford, Jose Navar
  • Publication number: 20200079713
    Abstract: Monoethylene glycol (MEG) may be reclaimed by a process that includes contacting a MEG-water-salt stream with a heat transfer fluid and then flash separating the MEG and water in the flash separator vessel where the pressure is higher than 0.3 barA (0.03 MPa), the temperature is in the range of above 120° C. to about 250° C., and the residence time of the MEG and water ranges from about 1 second to about 10 minutes, and then removing the MEG and water in an overhead of the flash separator vessel and removing the salt from the flash separator vessel. In some embodiments it is expected that the temperature of the process may range from above 165° C. to about 250° C. and/or that the pressure may be atmospheric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Stephen King, Brian Edward Messenger, Harihara V. Nemmara, Z. Frank Zheng, Shihui Zhou
  • Patent number: 10585068
    Abstract: A non-destructive method uses ultrasound measurements to determine some mechanical properties of an elastomeric material. The measurements can be made during manufacture of the elastomer for quality control purposes. The measurements can also be made on the elastomeric material in situ as part of a device to assess degradation of the elastomer over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emanuel Gottlieb, Hamid Salem
  • Publication number: 20200071250
    Abstract: A system and process for removing divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. An ion exchange bed containing a cation exchange resin adsorbs the divalent cations in the rich MEG feed stream as it flows through the ion exchange bed. After the divalent ions have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the feed stream flows through a distillation column to regenerate MEG. The spent cation exchange resin may be regenerated in place using a regeneration brine comprised of sodium chloride and water. After use, the regeneration brine may be disposed as waste or recycled to the brine storage tank and re-used to regenerate the cation exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10578441
    Abstract: A navigation system includes a support structure configured to be positioned at a sea floor. The navigation system also includes multiple transducers coupled to the support structure at fixed locations and configured to emit multiple reference signals. The navigation system further includes a transducer coupled to a movable subsea vessel and configured to receive the plurality of reference signals. A controller includes a processor and a memory, and the processor is configured to determine a position of the movable subsea vessel relative to the support structure based on the multiple reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Jaffrey
  • Patent number: 10578229
    Abstract: A bellows assembly is configured to mount between a movable valve structure and a stationary valve structure of a valve assembly. The bellows assembly comprises a bellows and a spacer. The bellows is configured to compress until a gap is closed relative to the spacer. The bellows assembly is configured to bear a load through the bellows before the gap is closed, and the bellows assembly is configured to bear the load through the bellows and the spacer after the gap is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Augusto Arcelaschi, Edy Gaburri
  • Patent number: 10570701
    Abstract: A system includes a support structure that is configured to be positioned at a fixed location relative to a component of a mineral extraction system. The system also includes a drive assembly having a drive motor and a valve attachment, and the drive assembly is configured to move about the support structure and to actuate multiple valves of the component of the mineral extraction system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Robinson, Delbert Edwin Vanderford
  • Patent number: 10570689
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring the condition of a seal, such as a seal in a blowout preventer or in another oilfield device, is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a blowout preventer including a seal and a blowout preventer seal-monitoring system that includes a sensor positioned within a body of the seal and a data analyzer. The data analyzer has a processor and is configured to monitor a condition of the seal through analysis of data received by the data analyzer from the sensor positioned within the body of the seal. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Jaffrey
  • Patent number: 10557732
    Abstract: A flowmeter body assembly includes a flowmeter body defining a central bore and a plurality of angled connectors extending from a sidewall of the flowmeter body. The flowmeter body and the plurality of angled connectors form a one-piece structure that is devoid of welded joints, and each of the plurality of angled connectors is configured to support a respective sensor to enable measurement of a flow rate of a fluid across at least one chordal plane of the flowmeter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Emanuel John Gottlieb, Gopalakrishna Srinivasamurthy Magadi
  • Patent number: 10550657
    Abstract: A system includes a running tool that has a tool body, a first piston configured to move a sealing member of a seal assembly between sealed and unsealed positions between the seal assembly and a first tubular, and a second piston configured to move a lock member between locked and unlocked positions between the seal assembly and a second tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Levert, Jr., Kyle Sommerfeld, Robert Cridland
  • Patent number: 10544633
    Abstract: A hoisting system is disclosed including a moveable sheave coupled to a well support structure, the moveable sheave slideable along the well support structure and relative to a fixed sheave to laterally move a hoisting line relative to a well center. The hoisting system may include a second moveable sheave such that a second hoisting line may be laterally moved to various locations including a second well center or the same well center as the first hoisting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Huchon
  • Patent number: 10544643
    Abstract: A well stimulation system includes an inlet fluid conduit connected to a manifold, and a first wellhead assembly connected to the manifold, wherein the wellhead assembly includes a frac tree, a wellhead coupled to the frac tree, wherein the wellhead is in fluid communication with a first well, wherein the frac tree of the first wellhead assembly is configured to inlet a stimulation fluid from the manifold to the first well along a first fluid flowpath extending through the frac tree, wherein the frac tree of the first wellhead assembly is configured to outlet well fluid from the first well to the manifold along the first fluid flowpath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas G. Roesner, Bruce A. Hogg
  • Patent number: 10538987
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 10539242
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for retaining a seat insert of a ball valve in place within a seat ring of the ball valve. In particular, the seat insert is an annular ring having a tapered section on an outer wall of the annular ring. The tapered section of the seat insert is configured to mate with a shoulder in an outer surface of a profiled groove of the seat ring. The seat insert snaps into the profiled groove with the shoulder, thereby preventing axial movement of the seat insert with respect to the profiled groove of the seat ring. In addition, a locking ring also fits within the profiled groove of the seat ring to prevent axial and radial movement of the seat insert with respect to the profiled groove of the seat ring. More specifically, once the seat insert has been snapped into place within the profiled groove of the seat ring, the locking ring is also inserted into the profiled groove of the seat ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Mircea Balan, Steven Burrows