Patents by Inventor Aaron J. Dick

Aaron J. Dick has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10605008
    Abstract: A method of forming a cutting element comprises forming a first material comprising discrete coated particles within a container. The first material is pressed to form a first green structure comprising interbonded coated particles. A second material comprising additional discrete coated particles is formed over the first green structure within the container. The second material is pressed to form a second green structure comprising additional interbonded coated particles. The first green structure and the second green structure are sintered to form a multi-layered cutting table. Additional methods of forming a cutting element, a cutting element, and an earth-boring tool are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron J. Dick
  • Patent number: 10282495
    Abstract: Methods of evaluating prototype cutting elements for earth-boring tools may involve generating first and second sets of virtual representations of cutting elements from first and second sets of used cutting elements. First and second sets of measures of damage corresponding to damage for each of the first and second sets set of virtual representations of cutting elements may be determined. A best-performing set of cutting elements from the first and second sets of used cutting elements according to the first and second sets of measures of damage may be identified by performing a statistical analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Konrad T. Izbinski, Aaron J. Dick, Nicholas J. Lyons, Alejandro Flores, Suresh G. Patel, Jarod DeGeorge
  • Publication number: 20170275950
    Abstract: Methods of forming a volume of hard material on a component of a downhole tool include depositing a film of amorphous carbon on a substrate, irradiating the film of amorphous carbon to form a liquid carbon in an undercooled state, and quenching the liquid carbon to form a layer of quenched carbon on the substrate. A downhole tool comprises a component and a volume of hard material comprising quenched carbon disposed on a surface of the component. Additional downhole tools comprise a component and a polycrystalline compact comprising quenched carbon grains disposed on a surface of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Reed W. Spencer, John Abhishek Raj Bomidi, Aaron J. Dick
  • Publication number: 20170268297
    Abstract: A method of forming a cutting element comprises forming a first material comprising discrete coated particles within a container. The first material is pressed to form a first green structure comprising interbonded coated particles. A second material comprising additional discrete coated particles is formed over the first green structure within the container. The second material is pressed to form a second green structure comprising additional interbonded coated particles. The first green structure and the second green structure are sintered to form a multi-layered cutting table. Additional methods of forming a cutting element, a cutting element, and an earth-boring tool are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron J. Dick
  • Publication number: 20170032061
    Abstract: Methods of evaluating prototype cutting elements for earth-boring tools may involve generating first and second sets of virtual representations of cutting elements from first and second sets of used cutting elements. First and second sets of measures of damage corresponding to damage for each of the first and second sets set of virtual representations of cutting elements may be determined. A best-performing set of cutting elements from the first and second sets of used cutting elements according to the first and second sets of measures of damage may be identified by performing a statistical analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Konrad T. Izbinski, Aaron J. Dick, Nicholas J. Lyons, Alejandro Flores, Suresh G. Patel, Jarod DeGeorge
  • Patent number: 9316055
    Abstract: In one aspect, a drill bit is disclosed that in one embodiment may include a bit body, a rotating cutter on the bit body, and a metallic seal between the bit body and the rotating cutter that includes a first seal member, a second seal member having a first end in sealing contact with the first seal member, a second end fixed relative to the first end and a bias member between the first end and the second end that adjusts the load on the first seal member in response to external load applied on the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chih Lin, Aaron J. Dick, Jon D. Schroder, Anton F. Zahradnik, Alejandro Flores, Robert D. Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 9290997
    Abstract: Bearings for downhole tools including a first bearing member and a second bearing member, at least one of the first and second bearing members having a channel formed therein. Methods of cooling bearings of downhole tools comprise flowing a fluid within a channel formed in at least one bearing member. Heat is transferred from at least the at least one bearing member to the fluid. The fluid is flowed away from the at least one bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: Baker Hughes Incorporated, Element Six Limited
    Inventors: Alejandro Flores, Aaron J. Dick, Chih C. Lin, John F. Bradford, Louise F. van Staden, Gregory B. Swanepoel, Clement D. van der Riet, Siu-Wah Wai, Dragan Vukovic, Klaus Tank
  • Publication number: 20140326514
    Abstract: In one aspect, a drill bit is disclosed that in one embodiment may include a bit body, a rotating cutter on the bit body, and a metallic seal between the bit body and the rotating cutter that includes a first seal member, a second seal member having a first end in sealing contact with the first seal member, a second end fixed relative to the first end and a bias member between the first end and the second end that adjusts the load on the first seal member in response to external load applied on the drill bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chih Lin, Aaron J. Dick, Jon D. Schroder, Anton F. Zahradnik, Alejandro Flores, Robert D. Bradshaw
  • Publication number: 20140301679
    Abstract: Bearings for downhole tools including a first bearing member and a second bearing member, at least one of the first and second bearing members having a channel formed therein. Methods of cooling bearings of downhole tools comprise flowing a fluid within a channel formed in at least one bearing member. Heat is transferred from at least the at least one bearing member to the fluid. The fluid is flowed away from the at least one bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Alejandro Flores, Aaron J. Dick, Chih C. Lin, John F. Bradford, Louise F. van Staden, Gregory B. Swanepoel, Clement D. van der Riet, Siu-Wah Wai, Dragan Vukovic, Klaus Tank
  • Patent number: 8834026
    Abstract: Bearings for downhole tools including a first bearing member and a second bearing member, at least one of the first and second bearing members having a channel formed therein. Methods of cooling bearings of downhole tools comprise flowing a fluid within a channel formed in at least one bearing member. Heat is transferred from at least the at least one bearing member to the fluid. The fluid is flowed away from the at least one bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Alejandro Flores, Aaron J. Dick, Chih Lin, John F. Bradford, Louise F. van Staden, Gregory B. Swanepoel, Clement D. van der Riet, Siu-Wah Wai, Dragan Vukovic, Klaus Tank
  • Patent number: 8776916
    Abstract: In an aspect, a drilling motor is provided that in one embodiment includes a stator and a rotor configured to be disposed in the stator, wherein the rotor includes a lobe member having an elastically deformable surface configured to provide an interference seal between the stator and the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Aaron J. Dick
  • Publication number: 20130000986
    Abstract: In an aspect, a drilling motor is provided that in one embodiment includes a stator and a rotor configured to be disposed in the stator, wherein the rotor includes a lobe member having an elastically deformable surface configured to provide an interference seal between the stator and the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Aaron J. Dick
  • Patent number: 8196682
    Abstract: A roller cone bit is provided that includes a wear resistant coating applied to a bearing shaft, which is attached to a roller cone. The wear resistant coating can be a tungsten/tungsten carbide composite applied by chemical vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Aaron J. Dick, Chih Lin
  • Publication number: 20120080230
    Abstract: Bearings for downhole tools including a first bearing member and a second bearing member, at least one of the first and second bearing members having a channel formed therein. Methods of cooling bearings of downhole tools comprise flowing a fluid within a channel formed in at least one bearing member. Heat is transferred from at least the at least one bearing member to the fluid. The fluid is flowed away from the at least one bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicants: ELEMENT SIX LIMITED, BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alejandro Flores, Aaron J. Dick, Chih Lin, John F. Bradford, Louise F. van Staden, Gregory B. Swanepoel, Clement D. van der Riet, Siu-Wah Wai, Dragan Vukovic, Klaus Tank
  • Patent number: 8028770
    Abstract: A rock drilling bit having PDC radial bearings has journal and cone bearing surfaces with increased contact area to increase load support. The radius of curvature of the bearing pin journal and cone bearing surfaces are matched or conformed on the bearing pressure side. The conformal journal surfaces may be formed on the main journal bearing, the pilot pin radial bearing, or both surfaces. In addition, diamond inlays may be located on the bearing surfaces of the cone, the bearing pin, or both components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Aaron J. Dick, Chih Lin, Terry J. Koltermann, Anton F. Zahradnik, Daniel E. Scott, Don Q. Nguyen, Eric Sullivan, Scott Shiqiang Shu, Craig Hodges Cooley, Timothy Nathan Sexton
  • Publication number: 20110168451
    Abstract: A rotatable cone earth boring bit has a bearing system with at least on the surfaces being AlMgB14 alloy material. The alloy material also contains an alloying agent, which may be titanium boride (TiB2); titanium carbide (TiC) plus iron, nickel and carbon; silicon nitride (Si3N4) powder; whiskered silicon nitride (Si3N4); boron carbide (B4C); titanium boride (TiB2); or tungsten boride (W2B4). The surface containing the AlMgB14 alloy material may be a journal surface or thrust face on the bearing pin. The surface containing the AlMgB14 alloy material may also be a seal surface, either on a metal face seal or a gland on the bearing pin engaged by an elastomeric ring. The AlMgB14 alloy material may a coating or it may be a free-standing structural member within the bearing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony A. DiGiovanni, Aaron J. Dick
  • Patent number: 7975779
    Abstract: An apparatus for retaining a roller cone on a bearing pin of a drill bit body that includes a drill bit body; a bearing pin coupled to the drill bit body; a retention member coupled to the bearing pin; a roller cone coupled to the retention member; and a torque transfer member coupled to the retention member and the roller cone adapted to selectively transfer torque between the retention member and the roller cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Anton F. Zahradnik, Don Q. Nguyen, Eric Sullivan, Terry J. Koltermann, Aaron J. Dick, Scott S. Shu
  • Patent number: 7946768
    Abstract: A bearing apparatus is disclosed. Such a bearing apparatus may comprise a rotor including at least one bearing element mounted to the rotor and a stator including at least one bearing element mounted to the stator. At least one compliant member may be positioned between at least one selected bearing element of the at least one bearing element mounted to the rotor and the at least one bearing element mounted to the stator. Mechanical systems including such a bearing apparatus are disclosed, such as, for example, a motor for use in subterranean drilling. A method of assembling a bearing apparatus is disclosed. More specifically, a rotor and a stator each including at least one bearing element may be provided and a compressive force may be applied to the rotor and the stator to compress the bearing surfaces of the rotor and the stator against one another. Rotors and stators are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignees: US Synthetic Corporation, Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig H. Cooley, Aaron J. Dick
  • Publication number: 20110061940
    Abstract: A rock drilling bit having PDC radial bearings has journal and cone bearing surfaces with increased contact area to increase load support. The radius of curvature of the bearing pin journal and cone bearing surfaces are matched or conformed on the bearing pressure side. The conformal journal surfaces may be formed on the main journal bearing, the pilot pin radial bearing, or both surfaces. In addition, diamond inlays may be located on the bearing surfaces of the cone, the bearing pin, or both components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicants: Baker Hughes Incorporated, US Synthetic Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron J. Dick, Chih Lin, Terry J. Koltermann, Anton F. Zahradnik, Dan E. Scott, Don Q. Nguyen, Eric Sullivan, Scott Shiqiang Shu, Craig Hodges Cooley, Timothy Nathan Sexton
  • Publication number: 20110048810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for forming a dynamic seal between two surfaces. More specifically, the invention relates to creating a textured surface with a thin, hard coating on a metallic annular sealing ring such as the sealing ring used in an earth boring drill bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Chih Lin, Aaron J. Dick