Patents Examined by Nicole Coy
  • Patent number: 10920515
    Abstract: A setting tool (402) for setting a plug in a well, the setting tool (402) including a body (404) extending along a longitudinal axis X; a rod (408) extending along the longitudinal axis of the body (404), from an upstream end (402B) to a downstream end (402A) of the body (404); a chamber (406) formed at the downstream end (402A) of the body; and a restriction element (450) located in the chamber (406). The rod (408) extends through the entire chamber (406) and the restriction element (450) is located between the rod (408) and a wall (404A) of the chamber (406).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GEODYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Roessler, John Hardesty, Kevin George, Michael Wroblicky
  • Patent number: 10920496
    Abstract: A drill bit for subterranean drilling operations is disclosed. The drill bit comprises a drill bit body with one or more blades. The drill bit further comprises a plurality of primary cutters, each primary cutter located on at least one blade, and a plurality of secondary cutters, each secondary cutter located on at least one blade other than the blade on which the primary cutters are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Garrett Anderle, Robert W. Arfele
  • Patent number: 10914162
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to a downhole protective housing for electronic components including a circuit board. The protective housing can include a chassis comprising two elongate side rails, a circuit board located between the pair of elongate side rails, an armature fixedly coupled to the chassis, a buffer coupled to the circuit board. The protective housing can further include a substantially cylindrical intermediate sleeve, a substantially cylindrical outer case, and a pair of end caps, one each located at opposite distal ends of the protective housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dewayne Finke, Mine Kazanci
  • Patent number: 10900294
    Abstract: A pullback system for installing product in a hole includes a rotary drill bit having a plurality of cutter elements, and a pullback device that is attachable to the rotary drill bit without disassembling the rotary drill bit or removing the rotary drill bit from a drill string. The pullback device includes a frame member and a plurality of anchor arms. Each anchor arm has a first end coupled to the frame member and a second end. Each anchor arm is configured to extend between adjacent cutter elements of the rotary drill bit. An attachment location can be used to attach product to the pullback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Tyler J. Dorin, Andrew J. Kreimeyer
  • Patent number: 10900302
    Abstract: A boring apparatus for coupling to a drill rod and drilling a borehole includes a boring tool head configured to couple to the drill rod and receive drilling fluid. The boring tool head has an exterior surface with a hole and defines an internal cavity. The hole is configured to receive ground spoils such that the ground spoils are conveyed into the internal cavity, and the drilling fluid dispenses into the cavity such that the drilling fluid mixes with the ground spoils to form a drilling slurry. A housing is coupled to the boring tool head and has a chamber in fluid communication with the cavity. A pump in the chamber is configured to pump the drilling slurry out of the cavity and the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Country Landscapes & Tree Service, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph H. Kysely
  • Patent number: 10900350
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a radio-frequency identification device for use in a wellbore includes a housing made of a polymer; and an antenna disposed in the housing. The polymer may be selected from the group consisting of an elastomer, a plastic, a rubber, a thermoplastic elastomer, and combinations thereof. The RFID device may also include a fill material disposed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander A. Lazarev, Albert C. Odell, II, Iain Macleod, Marius Raducanu
  • Patent number: 10900337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a barrel-type piston pump (1) with a swash plate (7) where the angle of inclination of rotary plate (2) relative to drive shaft (5) is adjustable by means of a finger joint (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventor: Julien Trost
  • Patent number: 10900305
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering tools within a drill string may include an instrument line including a mechanically resistant external structure with an internal cavity. The instrument line may be configured to be deployed into the drill string. The apparatus may include one or more isolated wires positioned within the internal cavity. The apparatus may also include one or more tools removably coupled to the instrument line and positionable within the drill string. The one or more tools may be configured to provide measurements of conditions within a wellbore via the one or more isolated wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Jacques Orban
  • Patent number: 10890032
    Abstract: A toroidal air blade tool for mounting on top of a blow-out preventer is provided. The tool can include upper and lower toroidal ring halves that form a plenum and a circumferential orifice when assembled together. Compressed gas or pressurized fluid introduced into the plenum exits the orifice in the form of frustoconical gas or fluid blade that can strip off mud and produced substances from tubulars being removed from a well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Taggart
  • Patent number: 10865615
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering tools within a drill string may include an instrument line including a mechanically resistant external structure with an internal cavity. The instrument line may be configured to be deployed into the drill string. The apparatus may include one or more isolated wires positioned within the internal cavity. The apparatus may also include one or more tools removably coupled to the instrument line and positionable within the drill string. The one or more tools may be configured to provide measurements of conditions within a wellbore via the one or more isolated wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Jacques Orban
  • Patent number: 10858896
    Abstract: A telescopic drill rod (2) has at least two rod members (20, 30} disposed coaxially to one another, with the inner rod member (30) being axially slidable relative to the cater rod member (20) in a telescoping mariner between an extended position and a retracted position. Both the inner rod member (30) and outer rod member (20) are equipped with joints at each end for connection, to a drill head and/or another section of drill pipe. The joints also lock the inner and outer rod members in either the extended of retracted positions, and this is accomplished with a unique frusto-conical threaded engagement that is well-suited for transmitting pressure forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Jim Jones
  • Patent number: 10851602
    Abstract: A swivel connection tool holds a tubular of a work string or a drill string while a swivel connects or disconnects from the tubular. The swivel connection tool has a base mounted to a work floor of a derrick of a workover rig. The swivel connection tool is fixed spaced-apart from a hole in the work floor positioned over the wellhead. The swivel connection tool has a yoke oriented at an incline with respect to horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Jerry Chitwood
  • Patent number: 10851604
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a downhole wireline machining tool string for increasing an inner diameter of a well tubular metal structure in a well. The downhole wireline machining tool string has a longitudinal axis and comprises a rotatable tool part comprising a machining tool having a first end part, a second end part, a diameter and a circumference, and a stationary tool part comprising a driving unit configured to rotate the rotatable tool part and powered through the wireline. The machining tool comprises a body having an outer face, and the machining tool further comprising a plurality of inserts, each insert having a length along the longitudinal axis, and the inserts projecting from the outer face of the body and being distributed around the circumference. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a machining tool for increasing an inner diameter of a well tubular metal structure in a well or cutting out a piece, e.g. in a downhole valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Welltec A/S
    Inventors: Christian Kr├╝ger, Sven Karsten Jensen
  • Patent number: 10844685
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various implementations of a downhole-blower system that can be used to boost production in a wellbore. The downhole-blower system includes a blower and an electric machine coupled to the blower that can be deployed in a wellbore, and that can, in cooperation, increase production through the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Upwing Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Venkateshwaran Krishnan, John Stout, Patrick McMullen, Archie A. T. Andonian
  • Patent number: 10837235
    Abstract: A hybrid rotary guiding device, includes: rotating shaft, the rotating shaft is used to drive the head of a drill tool to rotate, the rotating shaft includes an upper shaft portion, a lower shaft portion, and a steerable portion, a separation distance exists between the upper shaft portion and the lower shaft portion in the axial direction, the upper shaft portion and the lower shaft portion are steerably connected by the steerable portion; the upper shaft portion is installed with at least three first hydraulic mechanisms, and the lower shaft portion is installed with at least three second hydraulic mechanisms, the second hydraulic mechanism is adapted to drive a pushing member against the wall of the well to guide the head of a drill tool, the first hydraulic mechanism and the second hydraulic mechanism are configured so that the first hydraulic mechanism can drive the second hydraulic mechanism to drive the pushing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Qingbo Liu, Qingyun Di, Tsili Wang, Wenxuan Chen, Jiansheng Du, Yongyou Yang, Xinzhen He, Linfeng Hong, Qijun Xie
  • Patent number: 10837267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removing fluid from a subterranean well with a fluid removal system includes lowering an elongated member into tubing of the subterranean well to a lower position, the elongated tubing having a plunger or valve body located at an end, wherein fluid passes past the plunger or through a valve opening as the valve body moves into the subterranean well. The plunger or valve body is moved in a direction out of the subterranean well so that fluid cannot pass the plunger or through the valve opening, moving the fluid out of the subterranean well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jinjiang Xiao, Rafael Adolfo Lastra, Brian A. Roth
  • Patent number: 10822889
    Abstract: A load transfer system includes a load transfer bushing having a first and second arcuate segments configured to engage a load surface of a tubular or of a collar connected to the tubular, and an elevator configured to receive the load transfer bushing. Moving the elevator from its closed position to its open position while the elevator engages the load transfer bushing moves the first and second arcuate segments apart, permitting the elevator and the load transfer bushing to be received around the tubular. Moving the elevator from the opened position to the closed position with the load transfer bushing and elevator surrounding the tubular forms an axial engagement load surface for the load surface of the tubular or the collar. The load transfer bushing is disengageable from the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jarret Daigle, Logan Smith, John Erick Stelly
  • Patent number: 10822880
    Abstract: A golf tee insert device is provided herein. More specifically, a hand-held device for punching a hole in the ground is provided, where the hole is designed to receive a golf tee. The device may include a punch that is spring-activated, pneumatic, or electromagnetic. The punch is propelled out of the device a predetermined distance to create a tee-sized hole in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Amy Knott
  • Patent number: 10815749
    Abstract: A wellbore isolation assembly including a plurality of discrete components each having an inner bore with a center axis, the plurality of discrete components axially abuttable such that each of the inner bores align to form a common bore, the plurality of discrete components including a fixing element; and a sealing element; wherein the plurality of discrete components are integrable by a setting device receivable through the common bore, and wherein application of a compressive force to the plurality of discrete components urges the fixing element and the sealing element to radially extend, relative to the axis of the common bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Schmidt, Tyler Joseph Norman
  • Patent number: 10808504
    Abstract: Self-winding power generating device, system, and method are disclosed. The device includes a mechanical winding knob for receiving mechanical energy from a downhole environment, a gear train including a plurality of gears engaged with each other, wherein a first gear in the gear train is operatively connected to the mechanical winding knob, and configured to receive mechanical energy from the mechanical winding knob and transfer the mechanical energy to a second gear in the gear train, a spiral spring attached to one of the gears in the gear train, the spiral spring configured to self-wind and store the mechanical energy upon receiving the mechanical energy from the first gear, and a power generation unit configured to receive the mechanical energy from a last of the plurality of gears and convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Chinthaka Pasan Gooneratne, Bodong Li