Patents by Inventor Alan Orr

Alan Orr 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).

  • Publication number: 20200017021
    Abstract: An illumination assembly for illuminating an automotive component. The illumination assembly includes a light guide that emits light along its length and that has a shape of the automotive component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alina Raciniewski, Alan Greszler, Timothy Orr, Benjamin Dalessandro
  • Patent number: 10519727
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a drilling rig having a tubular delivery arm that vertically translates the mast in a non-conflicting path with a retractable top drive. The retractable top drive translates a well center path and a rearward retracted path. The tubular delivery arm is operable to deliver tubular stands between a catwalk, stand hand-off, mousehole, and well center positions. An upper racking mechanism moves tubular stands between a racked position of the racking module and a stand hand-off position between the mast and racking module. A lower racking mechanism controls the movement of the lower end of the tubular stand being moved coincident to the movements of the upper racking mechanism. An upper support constraint stabilizes tubular stands at the stand hand-off position. A lower stabilizing arm guides the lower end of tubular stands between the catwalk, stand hand-off, mousehole, and well center positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Mark W. Trevithick, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert W. Metz
  • Publication number: 20190366039
    Abstract: Ureteral or bladder catheters are provided, including (a) a proximal portion; and (b) a distal portion, the distal portion including a retention portion that includes one or more protected drainage holes, ports or perforations and is configured to establish an outer periphery or protective surface area that inhibits mucosal tissue from occluding the one or more protected drainage holes, ports or perforations upon application of negative pressure through the catheter. Systems, kits and methods for inducing negative pressure to increase renal function also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: John R. Erbey II, Jacob L. Upperco, David E. Orr, Michael Alan Fisher, Patrick William Strane, Lance Michael Black
  • Publication number: 20190352164
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that include providing a beverage dispensing machine with a cleaning system comprising a first water branch and a second water branch connected in fluid communication with a three-way valve, a cleaning supply connected in fluid communication with the second water branch via a pump, and a nozzle. The three-way valve may be operated in a “dispensing mode” to provide a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water through the first water branch and a flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle, and operated in a “cleaning mode” to provide a flow of a cleaner, and optionally a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water, through the second water branch and a secondary flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle to clean the nozzle and/or a drain of the beverage dispensing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Marc KATZ, Arthur G. RUDICK, Samuel L. ORR, Stan C. KAPLITA, James Alan SANDERS, William J. MOORE, Lindsey Jane BOZUNG, Dick P. WELCH, Jamal Omari WILSON
  • Patent number: 10465455
    Abstract: A tubular racking system has a racking module connected to a drilling rig mast. The racking module has a frame, a fingerboard assembly, and a clasp extendable to a stand hand-off position for securing a tubular stand in position. An upper racking mechanism (upper racking mechanism) has a bridge translatably connected to the frame. An arm is rotatably and translatably connected to the bridge. A gripper is translatably connected to the arm. A setback platform module has a platform and an alleyway adjacent the platform. A lower racking mechanism (lower racking mechanism) is translatably connected to the alleyway. The lower racking mechanism is rotatably and extendable with a clasp operable to secure a tubular stand from horizontal movement. Movements of the lower racking mechanism are controlled by movements of the upper racking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz, Melvin Alan Orr
  • Patent number: 10426919
    Abstract: Ureteral or bladder catheters are provided, including (a) a proximal portion; and (b) a distal portion, the distal portion including a retention portion that includes one or more protected drainage holes, ports or perforations and is configured to establish an outer periphery or protective surface area that inhibits mucosal tissue from occluding the one or more protected drainage holes, ports or perforations upon application of negative pressure through the catheter. Systems, kits and methods for inducing negative pressure to increase renal function also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Strataca Systems Limited
    Inventors: John R. Erbey, II, Jacob L. Upperco, David E. Orr, Michael Alan Fisher, Patrick William Strane, Lance Michael Black
  • Patent number: 10405204
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for optimizing spectral efficiency in a network. One or more metrics of one or more wireless access points that enable one or more wireless client devices to connect to a wireless network are monitored. The one or more metrics reflect a level of client device activity. Based on the one or more metrics, the level of client device activity is determined to require a change in a number of the one or more wireless access points that are active to serve the one or more wireless client devices. The one or more wireless access points are activated or deactivated to improve a spectral efficiency of the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Kowal, Stephen Michael Orr, Robert Edgar Barton, Jerome Henry, Malcolm Muir Smith
  • Publication number: 20190167944
    Abstract: Ureteral or bladder catheters are provided, including (a) a proximal portion; and (b) a distal portion, the distal portion including a retention portion that includes one or more protected drainage holes, ports or perforations and is configured to establish an outer periphery or protective surface area that inhibits mucosal tissue from occluding the one or more protected drainage holes, ports or perforations upon application of negative pressure through the catheter. Systems, kits and methods for inducing negative pressure to increase renal function also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John R. Erbey, II, Jacob L. Upperco, David E. Orr, Michael Alan Fisher, Patrick William Strane, Lance Michael Black
  • Patent number: 10294739
    Abstract: A lower stabilizing arm for stabilizing tubulars for stabbing to the threaded connections of a drill string on drilling rigs. The lower stabilizing arm comprises a bracket and an upper arm having an upper end and a lower end. An upper pair of axially opposed rotary actuators connects the upper end of the upper arm to the bracket. A lower arm is provided having an upper end and a lower end. A central rotary actuator is connected between the lower end of the upper arm and the upper end of the lower arm. A roller bracket is provided having a pair of v-shaped rollers mounted on the roller bracket. A lower pair of axially opposed rotary actuators connects the second end of the lower arm to the roller bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Publication number: 20190145194
    Abstract: A retractable top drive for use with a drilling rig and process for operating a drilling rig. The retractable top drive comprises a dolly having a pair of mast rails in translatable relation to a mast, such as sliding. A yoke pivotally connects a torque tube to the dolly and the top drive is connected to the torque tube, so that a substantial portion of the top drive is positioned lower than a substantial portion of the dolly. An extendable actuator is connected between the dolly and the yoke to translate the top drive to/from the dolly. Torque is transferred from the top drive through the torque tube, yoke and dolly into the mast of the drill rig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz, Melvin Alan Orr
  • Publication number: 20190145193
    Abstract: A tubular delivery arm that travels vertically along a rail on the front of a drilling mast in generally parallel orientation to the travel of a top drive. The tubular delivery arm has a dolly vertically translatably connected to a mast of the drilling rig. An arm is rotatably and pivotally connected to the dolly at its upper end. A tubular clasp is pivotally connected to the arm at its lower end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Melvin Alan ORR, Mark W. TREVITHICK, Joe Rodney BERRY, Robert METZ
  • Publication number: 20180328112
    Abstract: A high trip rate drilling rig has first handling equipment to transport stands in/out of setback, second handling equipment to deliver stands to/from well center, and a hand-off position to set down stands for exchange between first/second equipment. Second equipment can include a top drive and a delivery arm translatable along the mast past each other, and a clasp on the arm slidable on the stand for constraint below the upper end, which can allow the top drive to engage/disengage the constrained stand above the arm. A high trip rate method transports stands in/out of setback, delivers stands to/from well center, and sets down and hands off stands at hand-off position between the setback transportation and well center delivery. The delivery can include engaging/dis engaging the top drive and a stand constrained by the clasp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Joe Rodney BERRY, Robert METZ, Melvin Alan ORR, Mark W. TREVITHICK
  • Publication number: 20180245409
    Abstract: A high trip rate drilling rig has first handling equipment to transport stands in/out of setback, second handling equipment to deliver stands to/from well center, and a hand-off position to set down stands for exchange between first/second equipment. Second equipment can include a top drive and a delivery arm translatable along the mast past each other, and a clasp on the arm slidable on the stand for constraint below the upper end, which can allow the top drive to engage/disengage the constrained stand above the arm. A high trip rate method transports stands in/out of setback, delivers stands to/from well center, and sets down and hands off stands at hand-off position between the setback transportation and well center delivery. The delivery can include engaging/disengaging the top drive and a stand constrained by the clasp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Joe Rodney BERRY, Robert METZ, Melvin Alan ORR, Mark W. TREVITHICK
  • Publication number: 20180238127
    Abstract: A high trip rate drilling rig has first handling equipment to transport stands in/out of setback, second handling equipment to deliver stands to/from well center, and a hand-off position to set down stands for exchange between first/second equipment. Second equipment can include a top drive and a delivery arm translatable along the mast past each other, and a clasp on the arm slidable on the stand for constraint below the upper end, which can allow the top drive to engage/disengage the constrained stand above the arm. A high trip rate method transports stands in/out of setback, delivers stands to/from well center, and sets down and hands off stands at hand-off position between the setback transportation and well center delivery. The delivery can include engaging/dis-engaging the top drive and a stand constrained by the clasp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Joe Rodney BERRY, Robert METZ, Melvin Alan ORR, Mark W. TREVITHICK
  • Publication number: 20180135363
    Abstract: A drilling rig system for obtaining high trip rates separates the transport of tubular stands in and out of their setback position into a first function, delivery and retrieval of tubular stands in well center position as a second function; and the functions intersect at a stand hand-off position where tubular stands are set down for exchange between tubular handling equipment. A drilling rig has a tubular delivery arm that vertically translates the mast in a non-conflicting path with a top drive. The tubular delivery arm is operable to deliver tubular stands between a catwalk, stand hand-off, mousehole, and/or well center positions. An upper racking arm moves tubular stands between a racked position in the racking module and a stand hand-off position between the mast and racking module. An upper support constraint stabilizes tubular stands at the stand hand-off position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Alan Orr, Mark W. Trevithick, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert W. Metz
  • Publication number: 20180087332
    Abstract: A tubular racking system has a racking module connected to a drilling rig mast. The racking module has a frame, a fingerboard assembly, and a clasp extendable to a stand hand-off position for securing a tubular stand in position. An upper racking mechanism (upper racking mechanism) has a bridge translatably connected to the frame. An arm is rotatably and translatably connected to the bridge. A gripper is translatably connected to the arm. A setback platform module has a platform and an alleyway adjacent the platform. A lower racking mechanism (lower racking mechanism) is translatably connected to the alleyway. The lower racking mechanism is rotatably and extendable with a clasp operable to secure a tubular stand from horizontal movement. Movements of the lower racking mechanism are controlled by movements of the upper racking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz, Melvin Alan Orr
  • Publication number: 20180087331
    Abstract: A tubular delivery arm that travels vertically along a rail on the front of a drilling mast in generally parallel orientation to the travel of a top drive. The tubular delivery arm has a dolly vertically translatably connected to a mast of the drilling rig. An arm is rotatably and pivotally connected to the dolly at its upper end. A tubular clasp is pivotally connected to the arm at its lower end. The dolly vertically translates the front side of the mast in response to actuation of a hoist at the crown of the mast. The tubular delivery arm translates the mast in non-conflicting passage of a top drive connected to the same mast, for positioning a tubular stand over the centerline of the wellbore, a mousehole, or a stand hand-off position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Mark W. Trevithick, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Publication number: 20170268302
    Abstract: A lower stabilizing arm for stabilizing tubulars for stabbing to the threaded connections of a drill string on drilling rigs. The lower stabilizing arm comprises a bracket and an upper arm having an upper end and a lower end. An upper pair of axially opposed rotary actuators connects the upper end of the upper arm to the bracket. A lower arm is provided having an upper end and a lower end. A central rotary actuator is connected between the lower end of the upper arm and the upper end of the lower arm. A roller bracket is provided having a pair of v-shaped rollers mounted on the roller bracket. A lower pair of axially opposed rotary actuators connects the second end of the lower arm to the roller bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Publication number: 20170234088
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a drilling rig having a tubular delivery arm that vertically translates the mast in a non-conflicting path with a retractable top drive. The retractable top drive translates a well center path and a rearward retracted path. The tubular delivery arm is operable to deliver tubular stands between a catwalk, stand hand-off, mousehole, and well center positions. An upper racking mechanism moves tubular stands between a racked position of the racking module and a stand hand-off position between the mast and racking module. A lower racking mechanism controls the movement of the lower end of the tubular stand being moved coincident to the movements of the upper racking mechanism. An upper support constraint stabilizes tubular stands at the stand hand-off position. A lower stabilizing arm guides the lower end of tubular stands between the catwalk, stand hand-off, mousehole, and well center positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Mark W. Trevithick, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert W. Metz
  • Patent number: 7624831
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to move a modular drilling rig in formation wherein the drilling rig includes a plurality of self-propelled modules to facilitate the movement of the rig while all systems are intact and fully operational. The apparatus includes a plurality of wheel assemblies which are steerable to guide the modules during movement. The apparatus also includes a propulsion system for each of the modules to drive each of the modules during movement. A steering control and position feedback system is also provided for determining the relative position of each module with respect to the master module. This control and feedback system provides feedback to the steering control and feedback systems of other modules in order to move the modules in a formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Mark Trevithick, Christopher Alan Major, Robert Lee Stauder