Patents Examined by Shane Bomar
  • Patent number: 10415320
    Abstract: Earth-boring tools may include a body having blades protruding therefrom and at least one hardfacing pad secured to at least one blade. The at least one hardfacing pad may be located at least partially within a recess extending at least into the at least one blade body around a circumference of a gage region of the body and may include a plate, an abrasion-resistant material secured to the plate on a side of the plate opposite the body, and at least one spacer extending from the plate toward the body, such that the plate is spaced from the body by at least a thickness of the at least one spacer. A braze material may secure the at least one hardfacing pad to the at least one blade, the braze material extending around the at least one spacer and located between the plate and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Michael T. Savage
  • Patent number: 10415347
    Abstract: Downhole tools and methods and systems related thereto, wherein the downhole tool comprises a body having a body inner flow bore, a port in the body, a valve member axially rotatable relative to the body between an open position and a closed position, and an actuable drive shaft of a gearbox and a motor connected to the valve member to axially rotate the valve member. The open position allows fluid communication between the port and the body inner flow bore and the closed position prevents fluid communication between the port and the body inner flow bore, and the gearbox and the motor are in the body and axially offset from the body inner flow bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Adam Reid
  • Patent number: 10408018
    Abstract: A wellbore assembly including an actuation dart for actuating a target tool in tubing string. The dart is activatable downhole, such that it can be moved past tools similar to the target tool without actuating them. The target tool may include a release mechanism that releases the actuation dart after being actuate by it. Such a target tool may be useful with a second tool that retains the actuation dart against further movement down the tubing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Rodney Alan Schnell, Jeremy Charles Collie Hollan
  • Patent number: 10408008
    Abstract: A downhole tool is disclosed herein that has an inlet for receiving fluid into a housing of the downhole tool. The downhole tool further includes a vibratory apparatus at least partially disposed within the housing of the downhole tool, the vibratory apparatus having an operational flow path disposed therein to operate the vibratory apparatus when fluid flowing through the operational flow path is above a predetermined pressure. Furthermore, the downhole tool has a bypass passageway disposed in the housing for providing an additional flow path for fluid through the downhole tool to prevent fluid from reaching the predetermined pressure in the operational flow path of the vibratory apparatus, the bypass passageway selectively blockable such that fluid in the operational flow path is increased above the predetermined pressure to activate the vibratory apparatus when the bypass passageway is blocked. A method of using the downhole tool is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Thru Tubing Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Schultz, Andy Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10408007
    Abstract: A downhole tool includes a valve assembly and a shock absorbing assembly. The valve assembly includes a valve spring operatively connected to a valve body. The shock absorbing assembly includes a spring operatively connected to a shock absorbing body having a fluid passage therethrough. The valve body is configured to selectively engage the shock absorbing body to create a fluid tight seal over the fluid passage in a first position, and to allow a fluid flow through the fluid passage in a second position. The repeated movement cycle of the selective engagement between the valve body and the shock absorbing body generates a pressure pulse or a varying pressure differential across the downhole tool. The repeated movement cycle is powered by a fluid flow. The tool may be selectively activated and deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Rival Downhole Tools LC
    Inventors: Gunther HH von Gynz-Rekowski, Russell Koenig, Michael V. Williams, Kevin J. Rudy
  • Patent number: 10400554
    Abstract: A downhole assembly can include screens along a length of a tubular member. Screens covering differing portions of a cross-sectional area of the tubular and less than an entirety of the cross-sectional area can be offset from one another along a length of the tubular. Fluid flowing through an area not covered by a first screen can encounter an area covered by an offset screen. If the offset screen is blocked with accumulated debris, fluid may pass the offset screen by passing through an area not covered by the offset screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris James Mericas
  • Patent number: 10392883
    Abstract: Various tools for locking components in place within a wellhead housing are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a lockdown tool (32) having an inner body (40), an outer body (42) coupled to the inner body, and a locking mechanism (44) carried by the inner body. The locking mechanism can be selectively engaged by moving the outer body with respect to the inner body to secure the lockdown tool to the wellhead housing (60). Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Edward T. Thornburrow, Edward J. Thornton
  • Patent number: 10385672
    Abstract: An inverted Y-tool is positioned in multiphase wellbore fluid flowing through a wellbore. The inverted Y-tool separates at least a portion of gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid and, after separating at least the portion of the gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid, directs the multiphase wellbore fluid to a downhole pump that pumps the wellbore fluid in an uphole direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Amr Mohamed Zahran
  • Patent number: 10352110
    Abstract: An assembly for use in a well, where the assembly includes a casing section, a modular carrier body, at least one securing ring, and at least one at least one port through the modular carrier body for connecting a compression fitting for at least one fiber optic line. The modular carrier body has a shape that can conform to the outer diameter of the casing section, and has a carrier body interior to house at least one fiber optic line, and a fiber optic line splicing assembly. At least one securing ring has a shape conformable to both the outer diameter of the casing section and a portion of a surface of the modular carrier body. The assembly can have two securing rings on either end of the modular carrier body as it is mounted to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Olin, Michael Edwin Pollard, Brian Vandellyn Park
  • Patent number: 10352128
    Abstract: Example of the present disclosure relate to a frac plug. More specifically, embodiments are directed towards a frac plug with a flapper, wherein the flapper is configured to set and unset based on a pressure differential and/or fluid flow associated with the frac plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Vertice Oil Tools
    Inventor: Mohamed Saraya
  • Patent number: 10344570
    Abstract: A completion system and method for intelligent control of multilateral wells. A completion deflector defines a hollow interior that is fluidly coupled with a uphole tubing and downhole main completion strings. Hydraulic, electric, and/or fiber-optic communication line segments extend between the uphole end and downhole end of the completion deflector for providing power, control or communications between the surface and production zones associated with the main wellbore. The communication line segments are located outside the completion deflector interior and may be located within longitudinal grooves formed along the exterior wall surface of the completion deflector. A self-guided, wet-matable connector is provided at the uphole end, which connects the both interior flow path and communication lines, and which may allow connection at any relative radial orientation. The uphole end of the completion deflector has an inclined upper surface for deflecting various tools and strings into a lateral wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Steele
  • Patent number: 10344589
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and apparatuses to detect one or more downhole laterals in a wellbore using electromagnetic sensors. Certain embodiments include a subsurface unit including a ruggedized encapsulation resistant to heat, pressure, and variations in pH. The systems and apparatuses are communicable with surface controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Talha Jamal Ahmad, Mohamed Nabil Noui-Mehidi
  • Patent number: 10337261
    Abstract: A universal joint assembled to a drill string transfers torque and axial force between two components along a longitudinal axis where the shafts of the components are not completely aligned. The universal joint includes axially spaced members joined by transversely spaced links. As the joint rotates the links move to accommodate misalignment between the drill string components and the connected members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Maw, Beau J. St. Pierre, Nikolai Kummer
  • Patent number: 10337266
    Abstract: A borehole tool, having a cylindrical body, the cylindrical body having an upper shank, a lower shank, and a component tool disposed between the upper shank and the lower shank, wherein the tool is configured to have an outer surface airfoil configuration, whereby lift is created as fluid passes along the cylindrical body. The component tool can be a combination stabilizer tool, a reamer tool and a cutting removal tool, wherein the stabilizer tool is configured as a helical stabilizing blade and reamer blade, a flow path disposed between the helices of the stabilizing and reamer blade, the stabilizing and reamer blade further comprising a reamer cutting element disposed where an edge of the stabilizing and reamer blade meets the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ernest Newton Sumrall
  • Patent number: 10337263
    Abstract: A method of running tubulars includes attaching a load collar to a first tubular; landing the load collar on a load support member; connecting a second tubular to the first tubular; removing the load collar from the first tubular; and lowering the first tubular and the second tubular. In one embodiment, at least one of the first tubular and the second tubular is a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brittan S. Pratt, Karsten Heidecke, Scott McIntire, Aaron Sinnott
  • Patent number: 10337293
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and apparatuses to detect one or more downhole laterals in a wellbore using electromagnetic sensors. Certain embodiments include a subsurface unit including a ruggedized encapsulation resistant to heat, pressure, and variations in pH. The systems and apparatuses are communicable with surface controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Talha Jamal Ahmad, Mohamed Nabil Noui-Mehidi
  • Patent number: 10329861
    Abstract: System and methods for engaging and disengaging running tools with a liner in a downhole system are described herein. The system and methods include a liner disposed in a borehole, the liner having at least one running tool engagement section, a running tool disposed within the liner, the running tool having at least one engagement module that is operable from a disengaged position to an engaged position and that is operable from an engaged position to a disengaged position, and an electronic device disposed at least one of in or on the engagement module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Carsten Weckend, Heiko Eggers, Fabian Mau, Henning Melles, Ingo Roders, Henning Rahn, Frauke Osterkamp
  • Patent number: 10329887
    Abstract: Dual-walled coiled tubing assemblies are used to dispose a flow actuated pump into a wellbore. Dual-walled coiled tubing assemblies include an inner coiled tubing string and an outer coiled tubing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Silviu Livescu, Timothy T. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10329867
    Abstract: There is provided a plurality of injection stations, wherein each one of the injection stations, independently, comprising: a housing; a port extending through the housing; a flow control member configured for displacement for effecting at least opening of the port such that, when the injection station is integrated within a wellbore string that is disposed within a wellbore of a subterranean formation, and treatment fluid is being supplied through a wellbore string passage of the wellbore string, injection of the supplied treatment fluid into the subterranean formation is effected through the port; and a deployable seat, mounted to the housing, and including an aperture, and configured such that, when the seat is deployed in a deployed position, the seat is configured for receiving a respective plug for seating of the respective plug over the aperture of the seat; such that a plurality of plugs are respective to the injection stations, wherein each one of the plugs is respective to a deployable seat of a one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NCS Multistage Inc.
    Inventors: Don Getzlaf, Tim Johnson, Brock Gillis
  • Patent number: 10324221
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and apparatuses to detect one or more downhole laterals in a wellbore using electromagnetic sensors. Certain embodiments include a subsurface unit including a ruggedized encapsulation resistant to heat, pressure, and variations in pH. The systems and apparatuses are communicable with surface controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Arsalan, Talha Jamal Ahmad, Mohamed Nabil Noui-Mehidi