Abstract: A lock for securing a toolbox to a support structure, the lock comprising: a first lock portion configured to receive a first part of the toolbox or a first attachment of the toolbox; and a second lock portion configured to engage a second part of the toolbox or a second attachment of the toolbox, the second lock portion being lockable to inhibit or substantially prevent disengagement of the second part or second attachment, wherein: the second lock portion is remote from the first lock portion, the first and second lock portions are securable with respect to a support structure, and the first lock portion is configured to guide movement of the second part of the toolbox or the second attachment of the toolbox into engagement with the second lock portion.
Abstract: A seat cover, maintenance kit, and vehicle A removable seat cover for a seat of a vehicle, the removable seat cover comprising: a first (1A) and a second (IB) portion; a first coupling arrangement (14) configured to couple the first and second portions of the seat cover; at least one attachment arrangement (9) configured to fit the seat cover with respect to a seat of a vehicle, wherein the first coupling arrangement is configured such that the decoupling of the attachment arrangement permits the first and second portions of the seat cover to be moved with respect to each other whilst the seat cover is substantially fitted with respect to the seat.
Abstract: A lock for securing a toolbox (100) to a support structure (200), the lock comprising: a first lock portion (13) configured to receive a first part (11, 12) of the toolbox or a first attachment of the toolbox; and a second lock portion (14) configured to engage a second part (11, 12) of the toolbox or a second attachment of the toolbox, the second lock portion (14) being lockable to inhibit or substantially prevent disengagement of the second part or second attachment, wherein: the second lock portion is remote from the first lock portion, the first and second lock portions are securable with respect to a support structure, and the first lock portion is configured to guide movement of the second part of the toolbox or the second attachment of the toolbox into engagement with the second lock portion.
Abstract: A seat cover, maintenance kit, and 10 vehicle A removable seat cover for a seat of a vehicle, the removable seat cover comprising: a first (1A) and a second (IB) portion; a first coupling arrangement (14) configured to couple the first and second portions of the seat cover; at least one attachment arrangement (9) configured to fit the seat cover with respect to a seat of a vehicle, wherein the first coupling arrangement is configured such that the decoupling of the attachment arrangement permits the first and second portions of the seat cover to be moved with respect to each other whilst the seat cover is substantially fitted with respect to the seat.
Abstract: An underreamer including a body having a bore therethrough, an arm mounted at its upper end to the body, a conical cutter mounted for rotation on the lower end of each arm, a cup-shaped thrust bearing between the cutter and the arm, means extending through the arm to secure the cutter on the arm including pin elements that extend into a groove in the cutter to prevent rotation movement between the arm and the thrust bearing to lock the thrust bearing to the arm. The arms are pivotally mounted in slots in the body and means are provided for moving the arms to their cutting position with their lower ends positioned radially outward from the body.
Abstract: A casing patch for providing a connection between two casing sections which comprise a body means adapted to fit over an existing casing in a well bore and guide the patch into place, a slip means actuated by upward movement of the second casing section to tightly connect the two casing sections, and a seal means also actuated by upward movement of the second casing section for sealing the connection to pressure of fluids, under conditions of high pressure and temperature. The seal comprises a lead ring inside the casing patch surrounding the existing casing and a cylindrical seal arranged below the lead ring and having a central section of a deformable material and two end sections of wire mesh.
Abstract: A well cutting tool for cutting casing in a well bore having a cutter body and at least one cutting arm pivotally mounted in a longitudinally extending slot of the cutter body. The cutting arm has removable and replaceable cutting inserts positioned along its outer front surface and its lower end surface. A removable and replaceable projection on the upper end of the cutter arm is provided for contact by a fluid pressure actuated piston for outward pivoting of the cutter arm into cutting position.
July 29, 1985
Date of Patent:
March 3, 1987
A-Z International Tool Company
Thomas F. Bailey, John E. Campbell, Nehal M. Shah
Abstract: Apparatus for attaching a device or element or the like to a work piece such as a panel or the like. Support structure supports a carriage which carries drill mechanism, liquid applicator mechanism, and rivet injector mechanism. The support structure also supports swage mechanism. A work piece is clamped in a given desired position, and the carriage sequentially moves the mechanism to drill, apply liquid, and to inject rivets through a predetermined portion of the work piece. An element or device is applied to the work piece so that the rivets extend through the device as well as through the work piece. Then swage mechanism swages the rivets to attach the device to the work piece.
Abstract: A method of cutting and retrieving submarine well casing which includes the steps of lowering a tool on a string into the bore of the well casing which tool includes a casing cutter, a bumper sub connecting from the cutter to the combined anchor swivel and latching means to retain the anchor in unset position when it is being run with the string connected to the upper end of the tool, landing the tool with the swivel supported on the upper end of the casing and the remainder of the tool within the casing, releasing the latching means, raising the string to set the anchor, tensioning the string, energizing the cutter arms, rotating the string to cut the casing, and raising the string to retrieve the cut casing. The apparatus includes a casing cutter, a bumper sub, a combined anchor swivel and latching means to retain the anchor in unset position which latching means is actuated to unlatched position by manipulation of the string on which the tool is supported.
Abstract: Riveting apparatus is shown to comprise a riveting spindle mounted for vertical reciprocating movement in a frame under the influence of a cam controlled lever and a reacting spring means. A motor in driving relation to a rotary shaft embodied in the spindle operates a wobble type riveting tool. Depending on the embodiment the same or a separate motor functions to drive a cam device, through the medium of which the lever is uniformly and periodically cycled to produce a vertical movement of the spindle which carries the riveting tool to and from an underlying work piece. One end of the lever is connected with the spindle while the other is pivotally anchored to the projected extremity of the piston rod of an air cylinder. The latter may be set to fix the operative position of the projected extremity of the piston rod and thereby the pivot point of the lever.
Abstract: A valve adapted for insertion in a radially enlarged portion of the kelly saver sub to retain mud in the kelly when the drill pipe is disconnected therefrom, including a tubular body with a downwardly extending closure member supported thereby, and a piston having an axial passage for the flow of drilling mud therethrough, axially movble within the body. The plug may be removed from the bore by the application of an upwardly directed tension force thereto, so that wire line tools may be run through the bore and the passage.
April 20, 1977
Date of Patent:
December 5, 1978
American International Tool Company, Inc.
Bill B. Parker, Rudy Beynand, Arthur J. Cormier
Abstract: The method and apparatus for drilling a well bore and setting a liner therein in which the drill string with a bit and underreamers thereon also includes a liner supported thereon which has a gripping assembly with two sets of gripping elements and a pair of external tapers on the liner each of which coacts with one of the sets of gripping elements, one of which wedges one set of gripping elements into set position responsive to the liner weight and the other of which is spaced from said one a sufficient distance that said one is removed from wedging engagement when said other wedges the other set of gripping elements into set position responsive to upward forces on said liner, and a normally closed bypass around the sealing means on the liner which may be opened responsive to manipulation of the liner to allow cementing of the liner in position within the well bore and the steps of lowering the liner on the drill string as the well bore is being formed, setting the liner, gripping assembly and sealing means,
Abstract: An improved drive train for a progressive cavity device is disclosed. The progressive cavity device has a rotor, a stator, means for fluid to enter between said stator and rotor, and means for fluid to exit therefrom. The rotor is adapted to roll with respect to the stator. The improved drive train comprises means attached to the rotor, for rotation substantially about a single axis, whereby the rolling of said rotor and the rotational motion about said single axis are directly connected and are at different speeds. At least a portion of said means attached to the rotor is aligned with the true center of the rotor.
Abstract: A telescoping torque transmission apparatus including an inner mandrel of upper and lower sections, a sleeve surrounding the mandrel and slidable thereon, a splined drive connection between the sleeve and mandrel with drive keys interposed between all drive surfaces of the spline drive, cartridge seals sealing above and below the spline drive and also defining upper and lower balance chambers between said mandrel and said sleeve, a port through said sleeve communicating with one of said chambers, a port through said mandrel communicating with the other of said chambers, a keyed lock ring having teeth to engage teeth on the upper end of the lower mandrel section and keyed to engage in the spline key ways of the upper mandrel section, a lock ring threaded on the lower end of the upper mandrel section to retain the keyed lock ring in engagement with the lower section teeth to prevent unthreading of the lower mandrel from the upper mandrel and a pressure equalizing valve communicating with the spline drive chambe
Abstract: An anchor which includes a tubular body, a top closure and a bottom closure secured to opposite ends of said tubular body, a plurality of drilling cutters mounted on the bottom closure, a neck having an external groove therein secured to the top closure, an opening in both the top and bottom closures, means for coacting with a drill string extending into said closures for sealing to maintain the interior of said body substantially free of water when submerged, a ratchet collar adaped to coact with a mating ratchet collar of the drill string for rotating the anchor to cause it to drill into the bottom of a body of water, a swivel adapted to be lowered onto the neck of the top closure when it has been set, latching dogs engaging in the external groove to secure the swivel to the body, and floatation means for signaling the surface that the swivel is set.
Abstract: The method of and apparatus for cutting and recovering submarine surface casing and associated equipment on the ocean floor included the steps of lowering a string into the surface casing which string includes a swivel, a spear and a cutter, seating the swivel on the casing well head seat, actuating the cutter to sever the casing, setting the spear within the casing and recovering the surface casing and well head equipment associated therewith.