Patents by Inventor Anthony Ray Boyd

Anthony Ray Boyd 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: 10214979
    Abstract: A swivel pressure head includes a fixation mechanism detachably securing an upper housing to a lower housing. The upper housing includes an internal bore extending from a fluid inlet to an opening on a bottom surface of the upper housing. The lower housing includes a central bore. A pressure sleeve is disposed within the internal bore of the upper housing and within the central bore of the lower housing. A locking nut operatively engages the pressure sleeve and is configured to engage a swivel stem so that rotation of the swivel stem rotates the pressure sleeve. A packing assembly positioned in the internal bore of the upper housing fluidly seals between a wall of the internal bore and an outer surface of the pressure sleeve to direct a fluid flow from the internal bore of the upper housing through a fluid inlet and an internal bore of the pressure sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Publication number: 20170145789
    Abstract: A swivel pressure head includes a fixation mechanism detachably securing an upper housing to a lower housing. The upper housing includes an internal bore extending from a fluid inlet to an opening on a bottom surface of the upper housing. The lower housing includes a central bore. A pressure sleeve is disposed within the internal bore of the upper housing and within the central bore of the lower housing. A locking nut operatively engages the pressure sleeve and is configured to engage a swivel stem so that rotation of the swivel stem rotates the pressure sleeve. A packing assembly positioned in the internal bore of the upper housing fluidly seals between a wall of the internal bore and an outer surface of the pressure sleeve to direct a fluid flow from the internal bore of the upper housing through a fluid inlet and an internal bore of the pressure sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Patent number: 8171991
    Abstract: Apparatus for rotationally locking the swivel of a drillstring during downhole backoff, directional drilling, and similar operations, and for continuous monitoring of the torque level in the drillstring. A first member has a collar which attaches to one side of the swivel, the collar having a main plate attached thereto and extending outwardly from the swivel. A second member is suspended from the plate, and has a set of jaws which can be closed to grip the swivel and thereby rotationally lock the swivel. A means for measuring forces between the first and second members is disposed between the first and second members, and in combination with appropriate processing and controls permits monitoring of torque on the drillstring while the drillstring is raised and lowered as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Publication number: 20100032208
    Abstract: Apparatus for rotationally locking the swivel of a drillstring during downhole backoff, directional drilling, and similar operations, and for continuous monitoring of the torque level in the drillstring. A first member has a collar which attaches to one side of the swivel, the collar having a main plate attached thereto and extending outwardly from the swivel. A second member is suspended from the plate, and has a set of jaws which can be closed to grip the swivel and thereby rotationally lock the swivel. A means for measuring forces between the first and second members is disposed between the first and second members, and in combination with appropriate processing and controls permits monitoring of torque on the drillstring while the drillstring is raised and lowered as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Patent number: 6994628
    Abstract: A locking swivel apparatus is provided. The locking swivel includes an upper body portion having a counter bore about a cylindrical axis and a mandrel receivable in the counter bore. The apparatus further includes a locking arrangement, including at least one replaceable gear member, disposed to engage with the upper body portion and the mandrel. The locking arrangement is further disposed to selectively couple and decouple the upper body portion and the mandrel, such selective coupling and decoupling disposed to correspondingly constrain and allow relative rotation of the upper body portion and the mandrel about the cylindrical axis. Embodiments of the locking swivel include two replaceable gears disposed to selectively engage and disengage one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Boyd's Bit Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Patent number: 6915865
    Abstract: A locking swivel apparatus is provided. The locking swivel includes an upper body portion having a counter bore about a cylindrical axis, a mandrel receivable in the counter bore, and a lower cap member threadably engaged with the upper body portion. The apparatus further includes an internal locking arrangement configured to selectively couple and decouple the upper body portion and the mandrel. The selective coupling and decoupling is disposed to correspondingly constrain and allow relative rotation of the upper body portion and the mandrel about the cylindrical axis. The apparatus still further includes a supplemental internal locking mechanism configured, upon engagement, to selectively constrain the upper body portion and the mandrel from reciprocating along the cylindrical axis. The engagement of the supplemental locking mechanism is operable to secure the upper body portion and the mandrel in a coupled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Boyd's Bit Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Publication number: 20040144567
    Abstract: A locking swivel apparatus is provided. The locking swivel includes an upper body portion having a counter bore about a cylindrical axis and a mandrel receivable in the counter bore. The apparatus further includes a locking arrangement, including at least one replaceable gear member, disposed to engage with the upper body portion and the mandrel. The locking arrangement is further disposed to selectively couple and decouple the upper body portion and the mandrel, such selective coupling and decoupling disposed to correspondingly constrain and allow relative rotation of the upper body portion and the mandrel about the cylindrical axis. Embodiments of the locking swivel include two replaceable gears disposed to selectively engage and disengage one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Boyd's Bit Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Publication number: 20040144571
    Abstract: A locking swivel apparatus is provided. The locking swivel includes an upper body portion having a counter bore about a cylindrical axis, a mandrel receivable in the counter bore, and a lower cap member threadably engaged with the upper body portion. The apparatus further includes an internal locking arrangement configured to selectively couple and decouple the upper body portion and the mandrel. The selective coupling and decoupling is disposed to correspondingly constrain and allow relative rotation of the upper body portion and the mandrel about the cylindrical axis. The apparatus still further includes a supplemental internal locking mechanism configured, upon engagement, to selectively constrain the upper body portion and the mandrel from reciprocating along the cylindrical axis. The engagement of the supplemental locking mechanism is operable to secure the upper body portion and the mandrel in a coupled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Boyd's Bit Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Publication number: 20030127857
    Abstract: A locking swivel apparatus including an upper body portion having a counter bore about a cylindrical axis and a mandrel having an upper end receivable in the counter bore. The locking swivel also includes a lower cap member engaged with the upper body portion and disposed to secure the upper end of the mandrel in the counter bore. The locking swivel further includes an internal locking arrangement including a plurality of mating axial teeth configured to selectively couple and decouple the upper body portion and the mandrel. The selective coupling and decoupling disposed to correspondingly constrain and allow relative rotation of the upper body portion and the mandrel about the cylindrical axis. Methods are provided for fabricating embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: Boyd's Bit Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Harper Boyd, Anthony Ray Boyd
  • Patent number: 6357524
    Abstract: A system for powering components on an oil drilling or production platform utilizing a relatively inert fuel, the system including a first plurality of tanks which contain carbon dioxide in the liquid phase; a second plurality of tanks for receiving the carbon dioxide under pressure in the liquid phase and flowing the carbon dioxide into the second plurality of tanks into a high pressure gaseous phase. There is further included a third low pressure tank which would receive the high pressure carbon dioxide from the second plurality of tanks into the tank under a substantially low pressure within the third tank. The third tank would be equipped with a means for flowing the carbon dioxide into a component such as a pump or engine so that the carbon dioxide serves as a fuel for driving the component and allowing the component to undertake a particular task on the rig floor such as the testing of lubricators grease units or an engine for driving certain functions of the rig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Anthony Ray Boyd