Patents Examined by Matthew Troutman
  • Patent number: 11454100
    Abstract: An adjustable fracturing system is provided. In one embodiment, the adjustable fracturing system includes a fracturing flow control unit and a fracturing tree. A fracturing fluid conduit is coupled between the fracturing flow control unit and the fracturing tree to enable receipt of fracturing fluid by the fracturing tree from the fracturing flow control unit. Further, the fracturing fluid conduit is an adjustable fracturing fluid conduit composed of coupled offset pipe sections. The offset pipe sections are adjustable, allowing the offset pipe sections of the fracturing fluid conduit to vary a dimension of the fracturing fluid conduit to facilitate coupling of the fracturing fluid conduit between the fracturing flow control unit and the fracturing tree. Additional mechanisms, systems, and methods are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Choate
  • Patent number: 11448030
    Abstract: Dynamic/static sealing of coiled tubing subsea for pipeline and well access with hydrostatic conditions up to 10,000 feet water depth while maintaining wellbore or pipeline pressures up to 10,000 psi may be achieved using a system comprising a subsea fluid source which utilizes a riserless open water coiled tubing system and an open water coiled tubing sealer to control hydrostatic pressure and fluid container pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Ewen, Harris Akhtar Iqbal
  • Patent number: 11441717
    Abstract: A resin tube fitting has a body with a sleeve allowing the longitudinal end of the tube to be put therein, an inner ring with a press-in portion configured to be pressed in the longitudinal end of the tube, and a union nut with a connector configured to be screwed to an outer periphery of the body to allow the longitudinal end of the tube to be put radially between the connector and the press-in portion. The inner ring and the union nut are made of resin, which has a property of contracting in response to change in ambient temperature. The radial contraction rate of the connector is higher by 0.05% or more than that of the press-in portion of the inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Masaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Fujii, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Shintaro Makihata
  • Patent number: 11441385
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward a choke valve system including a choke valve body and a plurality of choke trims. The plurality of choke trims comprises a plug and cage choke trim, an external sleeve choke trim, and a drilling choke trim, wherein the drilling choke trim is configured to enable a fluid flow rate greater than the plug and cage choke trim and the external sleeve choke trim, and wherein each of the plurality of choke trims is configured to be mutually exclusively secured within the choke valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Declan Elliott, Michael Anthony McKeon
  • Patent number: 11441579
    Abstract: A double acting accumulator system includes a housing including an actuator housing, a first piston housing coupled to the actuator housing, a second piston housing coupled to the actuator housing, a shaft configured to move axially within the first piston housing and the second piston housing, a first piston coupled to a first end of the shaft, a second piston coupled to a second end of the shaft, an electric actuator configured to couple to and drive the shaft to alternatingly compress fluid with the first piston in the first piston housing and the second piston in the second piston housing to drive fluid out of the respective first piston housing and the second piston housing, and a plurality of anti-rotation shafts configured to block rotation of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Nault, Matthew David Givens, Vikas Rakhunde, Stephen McGuire
  • Patent number: 11421810
    Abstract: A double vented transition elbow can be used when venting a variety of applications, such as for baseboard heaters and hot water heating systems. The double vented elbow allows venting in one orientation or in a different orientation when the elbow is rotated. One end of the elbow couples to copper tubing, while the other end of the elbow couples to PEX tubing. Thus, the elbow not only allows for venting in two different orientations, it also allows for the transition from copper to PEX tubing within the same fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NIBCO Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Terry, Christopher William Mason, Lisa Lyon
  • Patent number: 11414949
    Abstract: The present invention discloses apparatus and methods for a lightweight subsea intervention package. In one embodiment, the system comprises a lower riser package for controlling the subsea well which utilizes a plurality of hydraulically activated well barriers. An emergency disconnect package is secured to the lower riser package and is electrically connected to the lower riser package. The emergency disconnect package is operable to seal the bottom of a riser and minimize environmental leakage of fluid from the riser. The lower riser package and emergency disconnect package each contain a closed loop system of fluid operable to control the system without fluid from the surface. Each is operable to control the well barriers. Either an electrical connection or an acoustic control system may be utilized to control the system. The lower riser package can be operated from the surface when the emergency disconnect package has been disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Reddi Udaya Bhaskara Rao
  • Patent number: 11415248
    Abstract: A system includes first and second hose couplings, each having a hose body, an enlarged section integrated with the hose body, and a connecting section that is mobile in relation to the hose body. An intermediate connector includes a central section, a first lateral section and a second lateral section. The first lateral section can fit into the first connecting section and the second lateral section can fit into the second connecting section. A locking device includes a body having a first locking section, a second locking section and a central locking section. The first locking section couples with the enlarged section of the first hose coupling, the second locking section couples with the enlarged section of the second hose coupling, and the central locking section couples with the central section of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN CABOS E SISTEMAS DO BRASIL S.A.
    Inventors: Silmerio Pereira Berbiano, Wagner Gomes De Jesus
  • Patent number: 11408234
    Abstract: A landing pipe includes a first tool joint, a second tool joint, and a main section extending from the first tool joint to the second tool joint, the main section having a first portion and a second portion. The first tool joint outer diameter is greater than both the main section first portion outer diameter and the main section second portion outer diameter. The main section third portion wall thickness is greater than the main section second portion wall thickness, and the main section second portion has a length range of 40% to 85% of an overall length of the landing pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Grant Prideco, L.P.
    Inventors: Henry Yang, Jonathan Franchi, Chris McKlemurry, Kenneth Godeke, Scott Granger
  • Patent number: 11408542
    Abstract: A fluid conduit assembly is provided that includes a first conduit coupler, a second conduit coupler and a lock. The second conduit coupler is mated with the first conduit coupler at a threaded interface. The lock is configured to rotationally fix the first conduit coupler with the second conduit coupler. The lock includes a flange, a clip and a fastener. The flange is arranged with the first conduit coupler. The flange is configured with a plurality of flange apertures arranged circumferentially about an axis of the first conduit coupler. The clip is arranged with the second conduit coupler. The clip is configured with a clip aperture. The fastener is mated with the clip aperture and any one of the plurality of flange apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher B. Shaner, Jihad Ramlaoui, Aleksandar Ratajac, Colin R. Terrey
  • Patent number: 11408262
    Abstract: A mobile fracking pump trailer 100 includes a gas turbine engine 102 and fracking pump 104, and torque converter 114 that fluidly couples the gas turbine engine 102 to the fracking pump 104. The mobile fracking pump trailer 100 further includes a first reduction gearing 118 connected between the gas turbine engine 102 and the torque converter 114 and a first power takeoff 120 connected to first reduction gearing 118. An electrical machine 128 is connected to the first power takeoff 120 for selectively starting the gas turbine engine 102 and generating electrical power to power the mobile fracking pump trailer 100 after the gas turbine engine 102 has been started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: SPM Oil & Gas Inc., Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Udo Reckels, Dalia El Tawy, Wesley P. Clark, Charles Benjamin Shuck, Bryan C. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11402040
    Abstract: A clamp connector includes a first clamp ring component, wherein the first clamp ring component includes two end portions, where one end portion is provided with two stress structures, and a mounting space; a second clamp ring component, wherein the second clamp ring component includes additional two end portions, one end portion is provided with a fixing structure capable of being mounted in or dismounted from the mounting space, and the fixing structure fits with the two stress structures; and both the one end portion of the first clamp ring component and one end portion of the second clamp ring component are provided with mechanisms for locking. When the one end portion of the first clamp ring component and the one end portion of the second clamp ring component are tightly locked, the two stress structures and the fixing structure are in a squeezed and close fit state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: WEIFANG 100TONG CASTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Tan, Yanjun Wang
  • Patent number: 11402050
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a pipeline system. The pipeline system includes a pipe segment, in which the pipe segment includes tubing that defines a pipe bore and a fluid conduit in a tubing annulus, and a pipe fitting to be secured to the pipe segment. The pipe fitting includes a fitting body that defines a fitting bore, a fitting jacket implemented circumferentially around the fitting body to define a tubing cavity, in which the tubing of the pipe segment is to be inserted into the tubing cavity and the fitting jacket is to be conformally deformed around the tubing of the pipe segment, and a fitting liner secured in the fitting bore of the pipe fitting such that a body section of the fitting liner is secured directly against the fitting body to facilitate blocking a solid particle in a slurry that flows therethrough from contacting the fitting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kirk Spencer Francis
  • Patent number: 11391107
    Abstract: A fluid management system for controlling fluid flow at a wellbore includes a closing element formed complementary to a drill pipe disposed within the wellbore and an activation system. The activation system is configured to move the closing element into an activated position against the drill pipe to close the wellbore around the drill pipe for preventing fluid from flowing out of the wellbore. The activation system includes an activation shaft coupled to the closing element and a rotatable drive shaft configured to cause translation of the activation shaft to push the closing element into the activated position against the drill pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ahmed Al-Mousa, Marius Neacsu, Ahmed A. Al-Ramadhan
  • Patent number: 11384879
    Abstract: A fluid circuit (160) defining a flow path for a fluid from a fluid supply (152) toward a process stage (156). The fluid circuit may include a plurality of operative components (168) including a body portion (182) and a plurality of tubing connector fittings (186). The operative components may be connected by a plurality of tubing segments (164). Each body portion may include a non-conductive fluoropolymer portion and an outer conductor (234) that extends between each of the plurality of tubing connector fittings and that is unitary with the non-conductive fluoropolymer portion. The plurality of tubing segments may include a non-conductive fluoropolymer tubing portion (187) and an axial strip (188) of conductive polymer. The outer conductor of each body portion conductively connected with tubing segments connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventor: John A. Leys
  • Patent number: 11384884
    Abstract: A coupling/uncoupling device for a plate-like multi-coupling device for the simultaneous connection of a plurality of hydraulic, electrical, and/or pneumatic lines includes quick couplings. In particular, the coupling/uncoupling device is provided with a safety device configured to prevent an accidental uncoupling and to be operated by the operator with one hand only. A plate-like multi-coupling device the includes such coupling/uncoupling device is also an object of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Mauro Rambaldini, Massimo Cardi
  • Patent number: 11378207
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or installing a system including pipe segment tubing and a swaged pipe fitting secured to the pipe segment tubing. The pipe segment tubing includes a carcass layer, an internal pressure sheath layer disposed around the carcass layer, a reinforcement layer disposed around the internal pressure sheath layer, and an outer sheath layer disposed around the reinforcement layer. The swaged pipe fitting includes a fitting body that defines a bore, an internal pressure sheath seal that seals the internal pressure sheath layer of the pipe segment tubing within the swaged pipe fitting, and a fitting jacket secured to the fitting body, in which the fitting jacket is conformally deformed around the pipe segment tubing to anchor the reinforcement layer of the pipe segment tubing in the swaged pipe fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Alok Dhagat, Matthew Allen Hegler, Mark Douglas Kalman, Richard Charles Lawrence, Mikel Lee Lewis, Nader Matari
  • Patent number: 11378208
    Abstract: A pipe coupling includes a coupling segment having an inner surface defining a ring groove proximate to an axial end of the coupling segment, the ring groove comprising a groove bottom surface extending from a first end of the coupling segment to a second end of the coupling segment; and a pipe connection ring disposed within the ring groove, the pipe connection ring defining a body with two ring ends and an outer surface, the outer surface of the pipe connection ring contacting the groove bottom surface at a midpoint between the first end of the coupling segment and the second end of the coupling segment when the pipe connection ring is in an uncompressed condition. The pipe connection ring may be a split ring defining an opening between the two ring ends, which may be square, tapered, angled, or stepped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ASC Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Nicholas Stagliano Ohnemus, Stephen Eric Scott, Matthew William McNamara, Thomas Borawski, Patrick Chien Chen, Michael T. Thornley, II
  • Patent number: 11378215
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for connecting to the end of a duct, the apparatus comprising: an outer ring having a central axis (C) and an inner surface extending between a first axial end and a second axial end of the outer ring; and an inner ring positioned within the outer ring and having a central axis (C) and an outer surface extending between a first and second axial end of the inner ring. A gap is provided between the outer surface of the inner ring at its first end and the inner surface of the outer ring at its first end, the gap extending in the direction of the second ends of the inner and outer rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zbigniew Minta
  • Patent number: 11371332
    Abstract: A first sand accumulator may include a housing and an insert within the housing. The insert includes axially aligned outer and inner sleeves. In a first position, the outer and inner sleeves both have large flow ports that align to form a continuous flow path for fluid to flow through the sand accumulator such that a vortex flow forms in the sand accumulator. A second sand accumulator may include a housing disposed in line with a wellbore tubular and an insert disposed inside the housing such that insert forms a continuous end-to-end seal with a section of the wellbore tubular. An inlet section of the insert has an inlet port configured to permit fluid flow such that a vortex flow forms in the inlet section. A method of using a sand accumulator includes introducing process fluid entrained with sand to the sand accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jinjiang Xiao, Musa Alnafisah