Patents Assigned to State Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20230296081
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for installation of an offshore platform for supporting equipment installations is provided. The apparatus includes a vertical compression assembly and a counteracting tensioning tendon system. The vertical compression assembly may comprise multiple compression members, a column truss, or other configurations. The methods of fabrication, load out, and installation provide for cost-effective port and installation vessel requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Craig Masson, Jonathan Frederick Jury
  • Publication number: 20230296080
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for installation of an offshore platform for supporting equipment installations is provided. The apparatus includes a vertical compression assembly and a counteracting tensioning tendon system. The vertical compression assembly may comprise multiple compression members, a column truss, or other configurations. The methods of fabrication, load out, and installation provide for cost-effective port and installation vessel requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Craig Masson, Jonathan Frederick Jury
  • Publication number: 20230193700
    Abstract: One illustrative method disclosed herein includes positioning a first tubular adjacent a second tubular, wherein one of the first and second tubulars includes a plurality of radially deflectable fingers formed in an end thereof, mating the first and second tubulars into mated engagement with one another, wherein, during the mating of the first and second tubulars, the radially deflectable fingers deflect in a radial direction, and expanding the first and second tubulars by forcing an expansion mandrel through the mated first and second tubulars such that the expanded first and second tubulars have an expanded inside diameter that is greater than an initial inside diameter of the first and second tubulars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Murray Whiddon, Gary Michael Thigpen
  • Publication number: 20230193699
    Abstract: One illustrative method disclosed herein includes positioning a first tubular adjacent a second tubular, wherein one of the first and second tubulars includes a plurality of radially deflectable fingers formed in an end thereof, mating the first and second tubulars into mated engagement with one another, wherein, during the mating of the first and second tubulars, the radially deflectable fingers deflect in a radial direction, and expanding the first and second tubulars by forcing an expansion mandrel through the mated first and second tubulars such that the expanded first and second tubulars have an expanded inside diameter that is greater than an initial inside diameter of the first and second tubulars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Murray Whiddon, Gary Michael Thigpen
  • Patent number: 11572745
    Abstract: Rigid riser adapter operable to be at least partially installed into a lower riser balcony. The rigid riser adapter includes a receptacle support structure. Additionally, the rigid riser adapter also includes an adapter tube extending from the receptacle support structure substantially along a vertical direction, the adapter tube operable to be inserted through a lower riser balcony. The rigid riser adapter can also include a rigid riser receptacle coupled to the receptacle support structure, wherein the rigid riser receptacle is angled between six degrees and twenty degrees in relation to the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Eugene Hogan
  • Patent number: 11523692
    Abstract: An example play yard can include: a plurality of side panels configured to be coupled to one another to form the play yard, with each of the plurality of side panels being plastic; a yard mount configured to be coupled to a free end of one of the plurality of side panels, the yard mount including a first side configured to be coupled to the free end and a second side including a plurality of tabs with each forming an aperture therein; and a wall mount configured to be coupled to a structure, the wall mount including a plurality of members. As the yard mount is moved relative to the wall mount, each one of the plurality of members of the wall mount is received in the aperture of each respective tab of the plurality of tabs of the yard mount to couple the yard mount to the wall mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: North States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Ann Yager Grad, Dean Weisbeck, Steve Vergin
  • Patent number: 11187603
    Abstract: The invention involves utilizing variable reluctance measurement technology (“VRMT”) sensors to monitor forces and stresses on drilling risers and riser towers. The tension monitoring system described herein includes an optimized configuration of variable reluctance measurement technology sensors, wherein the sensors have increased wire turns around each end of their C-cores or alternatively are mounted on mechanical amplifiers or both. An array of optimized variable reluctance measurement technology sensors can be configured at multiple points on a riser system. The VRMT sensors may be integrally attached to the risers or flexible joints for the risers, or may be installed on existing riser or flexible joint systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ray Baileys, Michael Eugene Hogan, Joseph Michael O'Neil, Daniel Joseph Tye
  • Patent number: 10995889
    Abstract: A flexible pipe joint has a body and an annular elastomeric flexible element flexibly coupling an extension pipe to the body and operable to pivot the extension pipe with respect to the body. The flexible pipe joint also has an annular flexible boot operable to thermally or chemically insulating the annular elastomeric flexible element from the fluid flowing through a lumen of the flexible pipe joint. The annular flexible boot encircles the lumen, and the annular flexible boot has a first annular end attached to the extension pipe and a second annular end mounted so that pivoting of the extension pipe with respect to the body causes a flexing of the annular flexible boot, and a majority of the annular flexible boot has a shape conforming to shape of neighboring components of the flexible pipe joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: James G. Patrick, Eric Luke, Danton Gutierrez-Lemini
  • Patent number: 10941032
    Abstract: A liquid loading device including a vertical lattice support structure, a platform coupled to the vertical lattice support structure, and a riser pipe located within the vertical lattice support structure and coupled to the vertical lattice support structure to substantially remain rotation free relative to the vertical lattice support structure. The device further includes a first rotatable joint located on a distal end of the riser pipe in which the first rotatable joint is operable to rotate relative to the riser pipe. The device further includes an arm extending from the platform and operable to be rotated relative to the platform. The device can also include a second rotatable joint coupled to the first rotatable joint through one or more rigid members, in which the second rotatable joint is operable to rotate relative to the platform. The device can further include an extension pipe extending from the second rotatable joint to a distal end of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Waguespack, Lee Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 10882589
    Abstract: The invention relates to floating platform mooring and involves an improved platform mounted tendon tension monitoring system with porch mounted variable reluctance measurement technology sensors configured. The variable reluctance measurement technology sensors of this system are optimized for porch mounting. The porch mounted tendon tension monitoring system can also be configured such that the porch-mounted optimized variable reluctance measurement technology sensors are replaceable. Sensors may be replaced to extend the desired useful lifetime of a tendon tension monitoring system or in the event that a sensor happens to malfunction. A plurality of variable reluctance measurement technology sensors can be configured in sensor packs at the corners or at other locations where tendon tension monitoring can be useful for a floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Tye, John Ray Baileys, Joseph Michael O'Neil, Michael Eugene Hogan
  • Patent number: 10850950
    Abstract: A crane includes a base, an upperstructure rotationally mounted on the base, a boom, and a gantry. The boom is pivotally attached to the upperstructure at a front attachment location and supports a load line operable to raise a payload. The gantry is mounted on the upperstructure and supports a boom line coupled to the boom. The gantry includes at least one front leg mechanically coupled to the front attachment location and inclined away from the boom to apply, to the front attachment location, a horizontal force component towards the boom opposed by a horizontal force component applied by the boom towards the front leg. The upperstructure includes a frustoconical turret forming an upper circle and a lower circle. The front attachment location is aligned over the upper circle of the frustoconical turret.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Chiasson
  • Patent number: 10669805
    Abstract: An adaptor is provided for a system including an electronic submersible pump. The adaptor includes a body including an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the lower surface. The body forms an adaptor passage and a channel. The adaptor passage extends along a vertical axis between the upper surface and the lower surface. The channel extends between the upper surface and the lower surface and is operable to receive a cable coupled with the electronic submersible pump. The channel extends in a direction that forms an angle relative to the vertical axis. The upper surface is operable to receive a valve assembly forming a valve passage that aligns with the adaptor passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tom Clay, Paul Kalivas, Barrett Hartman
  • Patent number: 10669789
    Abstract: A non-metallic centralizer for use with downhole operations. The centralizer is formed of a hollow, cylindrical body, a plurality of non-metallic blades protruding from the outer surface of the cylindrical body, and a plurality of wear buttons positioned on each of the plurality of blades, each of the wear buttons having a surface designed to reduce grabbing or sticking and wear of the hollow cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Frederick Budler, Jimmy Dale Sandsness
  • Patent number: 10668988
    Abstract: The invention relates to floating platform mooring and involves an improved platform mounted tendon tension monitoring system with porch-mounted variable reluctance measurement technology sensors configured. The variable reluctance measurement technology sensors of this system are optimized for porch mounting. The porch-mounted tendon tension monitoring system can also be configured such that the porch-mounted optimized variable reluctance measurement technology sensors are replaceable. Sensors may be replaced to extend the desired useful lifetime of a tendon tension monitoring system or in the event that a sensor happens to malfunction. A plurality of variable reluctance measurement technology sensors can be configured in sensor packs at the corners or at other locations where tendon tension monitoring can be useful for a floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ray Baileys, Michael Eugene Hogan, Joseph Michael O'Neil, Daniel Joseph Tye
  • Patent number: 10648252
    Abstract: An improved flexible joint elastomer protection tool is described, which can be actuated and removed by a remote operated vehicle (“ROV”), the tool having pivot arms that can be rotated from a closed position to an open position. Rotation inward to the closed position results in the compression of the elastomeric component in an offshore flexible joint. Rotation outward to the open position results in the de-compression of the elastomeric component in an offshore flexible joint. Rotation of the arms can be accomplished using mechanical, hydraulic or other mechanisms that can be operated by an ROV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Oil States Industries, Inc
    Inventor: Inpeng Bouaphanh
  • Publication number: 20190376859
    Abstract: The invention involves utilizing variable reluctance measurement technology (“VRMT”) sensors to monitor forces and stresses on drilling risers and riser towers. The tension monitoring system described herein includes an optimized configuration of variable reluctance measurement technology sensors, wherein the sensors have increased wire turns around each end of their C-cores or alternatively are mounted on mechanical amplifiers or both. An array of optimized variable reluctance measurement technology sensors can be configured at multiple points on a riser system. The VRMT sensors may be integrally attached to the risers or flexible joints for the risers, or may be installed on existing riser or flexible joint systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN RAY BAILEYS, MICHAEL EUGENE HOGAN, JOSEPH MICHAEL O'NEIL, DANIEL JOSEPH TYE
  • Publication number: 20190233059
    Abstract: The invention relates to floating platform mooring and involves an improved platform mounted tendon tension monitoring system with porch-mounted variable reluctance measurement technology sensors configured. The variable reluctance measurement technology sensors of this system are optimized for porch mounting. The porch-mounted tendon tension monitoring system can also be configured such that the porch-mounted optimized variable reluctance measurement technology sensors are replaceable. Sensors may be replaced to extend the desired useful lifetime of a tendon tension monitoring system or in the event that a sensor happens to malfunction. A plurality of variable reluctance measurement technology sensors can be configured in sensor packs at the corners or at other locations where tendon tension monitoring can be useful for a floating platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: JOHN RAY BAILEYS, MICHAEL EUGENE HOGAN, JOSEPH MICHAEL O'NEIL, DANIEL JOSEPH TYP
  • Patent number: 10337655
    Abstract: A flexible pipe joint has a body and an annular elastomeric flexible element flexibly coupling an extension pipe to the body for pivoting of the extension pipe with respect to the body. The flexible pipe joint also has an annular flexible boot for thermally or chemically insulating the annular elastomeric flexible element from the fluid flowing through a lumen of the flexible pipe joint. The annular flexible boot encircles the lumen, and the annular flexible boot has a first annular end attached to the extension pipe and a second annular end mounted so that pivoting of the extension pipe with respect to the body causes a flexing of the annular flexible boot, and a majority of the annular flexible boot has a shape conforming to shape of neighboring components of the flexible pipe joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: James G. Patrick, Eric Luke, Danton Gutierrez-Lemini
  • Publication number: 20190168845
    Abstract: The invention relates to floating platform mooring and involves an improved platform mounted tendon tension monitoring system with porch mounted variable reluctance measurement technology sensors configured. The variable reluctance measurement technology sensors of this system are optimized for porch mounting. The porch mounted tendon tension monitoring system can also be configured such that the porch-mounted optimized variable reluctance measurement technology sensors are replaceable. Sensors may be replaced to extend the desired useful lifetime of a tendon tension monitoring system or in the event that a sensor happens to malfunction. A plurality of variable reluctance measurement technology sensors can be configured in sensor packs at the corners or at other locations where tendon tension monitoring can be useful for a floating platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: OIL STATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL JOSEPH TYE, JOHN RAY BAILEYS, JOSEPH MICHAEL O'NEIL, MICHAEL EUGENE HOGAN
  • Patent number: 10308324
    Abstract: The invention relates to floating platform mooring and involves an improved platform mounted tendon tension monitoring system with porch-mounted variable reluctance measurement technology sensors configured. The variable reluctance measurement technology sensors of this system are optimized for porch mounting. The porch-mounted tendon tension monitoring system can also be configured such that the porch-mounted optimized variable reluctance measurement technology sensors are replaceable. Sensors may be replaced to extend the desired useful lifetime of a tendon tension monitoring system or in the event that a sensor happens to malfunction. A plurality of variable reluctance measurement technology sensors can be configured in sensor packs at the corners or at other locations where tendon tension monitoring can be useful for a floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ray Baileys, Michael Eugene Hogan, Joseph Michael O'Neil, Daniel Joseph Tye