Patents Assigned to Cameron International Corporation
  • Patent number: 11091963
    Abstract: A slip lock connector system with a slip lock connector that couples a first annular body to a second annular body. The slip lock connector includes a first tapered surface and a second tapered surface. The first tapered surface and the second tapered surface slide over each other to drive the first and second tapered surfaces in radially opposite directions. The movement of the first and second tapered surfaces in radially opposite directions couples the slip lock connector to the second annular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dennis P. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11072987
    Abstract: A running tool assembly for installing a hanger in a wellhead housing includes a first body configured to support the hanger, a second body coupled to the first body, a piston moveable relative to the second body, wherein the piston includes a first position and a second position spaced from the first position, and a piston chamber formed in the running tool assembly, wherein, when the assembly is coupled to the hanger and the hanger is positioned in the wellhead housing, the piston is configured to actuate from the first position to the second position in response to a pressurization of the piston chamber to engage a locking member disposed about the hanger and thereby lock the hanger to the wellhead housing, the assembly including a passage having a diameter that is equal to or larger in size than a diameter of a passage of the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Cridland, Gavin Robottom
  • Patent number: 11066913
    Abstract: A fracturing fluid delivery system having a fracturing line with a flexible liner is provided. In one embodiment, a method includes moving a flexible polymeric liner through a bore of a fracturing line to a position in which the flexible polymeric liner extends along an inner wall of a flexible pipe body of the fracturing line. The method also includes securing the flexible polymeric liner in the bore of the fracturing line, such as by attaching the flexible polymeric liner to an opposing surface of the fracturing line. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk P. Guidry, Aleem A. Khokhar
  • Patent number: 11067179
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a valve assembly that includes a valve body that has a cavity having one or more seating surfaces, a ball body disposed within the valve body and configured to engage the one or more seating surfaces to form a seal, and an actuator configured to drive the ball body in a first axial direction along a central axis of the cavity to wedge the ball body against the one or more seating surfaces to form the seal, and where the actuator is configured to move the ball body in a second axial direction along the central axis to unseat the ball body and to rotate the ball body about the central axis between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: William S. Shelton, Christian Meade
  • Patent number: 11060375
    Abstract: A system includes a flow control assembly having a first portion configured to be positioned within and coupled to a first passageway formed in a wellhead component and a second portion configured to be coupled to a second passageway formed in a body that is configured to be coupled to the wellhead component. An actuator of the second portion is configured to drive a valve member of the first portion into an open position to enable fluid flow across the flow control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Blake Shirley, Kirk Paul Guidry
  • Patent number: 11028665
    Abstract: A method for fracking a well includes inserting a downhole tool into the well via a conveyance string through a wellhead assembly having a wellhead bore. The method also includes surrounding, at least partially, the conveyance string with a sleeve that at least extends below a portion of an inlet of the wellhead assembly, wherein the inlet intersects the wellhead bore. The method further includes injecting pressurized fluid into the well via the inlet of the wellhead assembly while retrieving the downhole tool from the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas G. Roesner
  • Publication number: 20210164313
    Abstract: A fracturing tree with valves and a junction of vertical and horizontal bores located within a shared, single block of metal is provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a hydraulic fracturing tree mounted over an onshore wellhead. The hydraulic fracturing tree includes a vertical bore and a horizontal bore that meet. A junction of the vertical bore with the horizontal bore is located in a single block of metal of the hydraulic fracturing tree. The hydraulic fracturing tree also includes a first valve positioned along the vertical bore and a second valve positioned along the horizontal bore. Both of the first and second valves can be located in the single block of metal having the junction of the vertical bore with the horizontal bore. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 11015412
    Abstract: A system that includes a hanger orientation system that orients a tubing hanger within a wellhead. The hanger orientation system includes a conduit defining a first end and a second end opposite the first end. A sleeve couples to the conduit. The sleeve defines a spiral groove that engages a pin to rotate the tubing hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin Robottom, Edward Thornton
  • Patent number: 11015413
    Abstract: A fracturing fluid delivery system with a fluid conduit having a communication line is provided. In one embodiment, a fracturing system includes a wellhead assembly and a fracturing fluid conduit coupled to the wellhead assembly to enable receipt of fracturing fluid by the wellhead assembly from the fracturing fluid conduit. The fracturing fluid conduit includes a body defining a bore for conveying the fracturing fluid to the wellhead assembly and also includes a communication line. The communication line transmits signals along the body of the fracturing fluid conduit such that the fracturing fluid conduit facilitates transmission of both the fracturing fluid and the signals. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Kirk P. Guidry
  • Patent number: 11008523
    Abstract: Methods may include admixing an additive composition with a hydrocarbon fluid, wherein the additive composition contains at least one inhibitor and at least one sub-micron particle. Additional methods may include providing an additive composition containing at least one inhibitor and at least one sub-micron particle; adding the additive composition to a fluid capable of precipitating at least one of at least of asphaltenes, wax, scale, and gas hydrates; and transporting the fluid containing the additive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Merlyn Xavier Pulikkathara, Chandrashekhar Yeshwant Khandekar
  • Patent number: 11002701
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for apparatus, including coated parts, where a base material of the part is coated with a multilayer coating. The multilayer coating includes at least three layers, including at least two electrically conductive layers. Also provided is a method for making apparatus, which includes providing a part and applying a multilayer coating to the base material of the part. Further provided is a method of monitoring and diagnosing a condition of a coated part. The method includes providing a coated part having a multilayer coating on a base material, measuring an electrical response of the multilayer coating, and correlating the electrical response with a condition of the multilayer coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manuel Marya, Ronald Manson, Christian Meade
  • Patent number: 10995871
    Abstract: A valve including a surface movably engaged with another surface. A coating is on the surface. The surface can have a CoF of less than 0.1; a hardness in excess of 1,200 HVN; impermeability to liquids at pressures ranging from 15 and 20,000 psi; a surface finish of 63 or less; and a thickness ranging from 0.5 to 20 mils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manuel Marya, Ronald Manson, Christian Meade
  • Patent number: 10987677
    Abstract: Flotation separation apparatus and methods are described herein, comprising a vessel having a plurality of flow guides oriented vertically in the vessel, a liquid inlet at a lower part of the vessel, a gas inlet at the lower part of the vessel, a first liquid outlet at an upper part of the vessel, a second liquid outlet at the lower part of the vessel, and a gas outlet at the upper part of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Luis Eduardo Caires-Fernandez, Daniel E. Shannon
  • Patent number: 10969018
    Abstract: A booster assembly includes a booster body configured to removably couple to an actuator body of an actuator of a gate valve, a booster stem configured to removably couple to an actuator stem of the actuator, and a booster biasing member configured to provide a supplemental force to supplement an actuating force applied by the actuator to drive a gate of the gate valve from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Delbert Edwin Vanderford, Stuart Robinson, Joseph A Hedges
  • Patent number: 10961799
    Abstract: A technique enables maintenance of sufficient clearance between a wellhead and, for example, a mobile rig. The technique facilitates support of a cable, e.g. an antenna suspension cable, at the wellhead without detrimentally affecting the desired clearance. According to an embodiment, a flange system is used in combination with a cable clamp assembly at a wellhead. The flange system may comprise a flange having a connector portion configured for coupling with the wellhead. The flange also comprises a cylinder portion coupled to the connector portion such that the cylinder portion extends into a corresponding bore of the wellhead. The cable clamp assembly is configured to clamp around and support a cable extending down through the wellhead. The cable clamp assembly is supported within the cylinder portion of the flange such that the cable clamp assembly is at least partially disposed within the wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Benny Poedjono, Jose Melguizo, Pheng Aun Soh, Craig Cotton
  • Patent number: 10961801
    Abstract: Fracturing systems having rams for controlling flow through fracturing trees are provided. In one embodiment, a fracturing system includes a frac stack mounted on a wellhead. The frac stack can include a flow control device having a housing and a single ram for opening and closing a bore of the housing. The single ram can form a seal with the housing around the bore without seats. Additional systems, devices, and methods for fracturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Christopherson, Nicholas Ruff, Michael Krejci, Leonard Vogel, Gary Schaeper, Kirk P. Guidry, Stuart Robinson
  • Patent number: 10961800
    Abstract: A fracturing system having rams for controlling flow through a fracturing tree is provided. In one embodiment, a fracturing system includes a frac stack mounted on a wellhead. The frac stack includes opposing rams to control flow of fracturing fluid through a bore of the frac stack during a fracturing operation. Additional systems, devices, and methods for fracturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Kirk P. Guidry
  • Patent number: 10961802
    Abstract: A fracturing system having rams for controlling flow through a fracturing tree is provided. In one embodiment, a well intervention method includes injecting fracturing fluid into a well through a bore of a frac stack coupled to a wellhead. The frac stack includes rams that can be moved between open and closed positions to control flow through the bore. The well intervention method also includes coupling a lubricator to the frac stack without a blowout preventer between the lubricator and the frac stack and lowering an intervention tool from the lubricator through the bore of the frac stack and into the well. Additional systems, devices, and methods for fracturing and intervention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Kirk P. Guidry
  • Patent number: 10954179
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reclaiming monoethylene glycol from a produced hydrocarbon stream are described. The method includes directly contacting a stream containing monoethylene glycol (MEG) with a heat transfer fluid, vaporizing the MEG by transferring heat from the heat transfer fluid to the MEG to produce a vapor stream, liquefying the vapor stream to form a liquid stream, passing the liquid stream through a filter comprising an oleophilic material, and removing residual heat transfer fluid from the liquid stream using the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nasser Ghorbani
  • Patent number: 10941622
    Abstract: A technique facilitates drilling operations by combining a conductor with a conductor sharing offset shoe system. The conductor sharing offset shoe system protects against collision of boreholes by properly positioning and/or orienting a drill string during drilling of boreholes through the conductor. The conductor sharing offset shoe system may comprise a bullnose disposed at a lower end of the shoe system and an upper guide member disposed at an upper end of the shoe system with a guide opening sized to receive the drill string therethrough. A guide tubing extends from the guide opening into the bullnose to guide the drill string during drilling of a borehole. The guide tubing is sized to preserve sufficient space for accommodating movement of the drill string through the conductor sharing offset shoe system externally of the guide tubing during drilling of another borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony Lambert, Adam Baker, Michael J. O'Keefe, Dwayne C. Raynard