Patents by Inventor Benton F. Baugh

Benton F. Baugh 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: 20040163709
    Abstract: A fluid swivel which will tend to generate heat by the sliding friction of the seals on the mandrel which has cooling through the central portion which has enhanced cooling by providing a greater heat transfer area in a restricted area than would be available from a common circular drilled hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Benton F. Baugh, Alan Louis Baezner, John Francis Bradford
  • Publication number: 20040163802
    Abstract: A multi-channel swivel with the wear capability of rigid hard seal means by providing a single mandrel and multiple outer bodies to allow each body to have one or more seals inserted into one or both ends of each body, thereby allowing for three or more seal paths in the swivel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Benton F. Baugh, John Francis Bradford
  • Publication number: 20040163853
    Abstract: A method of supporting an elongated member in a bowl without marking the surface of the elongated member by providing a pair of intermediate surfaces between the tapered surface of the bowl and the contact surface with the elongated member which are approximately perpendicular to each other in order to amplify the force against the pipe in comparison to the force from the bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6776560
    Abstract: A method for j-laying a pipeline from an offshore vessel to the floor of the ocean comprising a multiplicity of winches for supporting the upper end of the pipeline at its natural hanging angle, a mast in a fixed angle to the vessel, holding new pipe section in the mast for welding to the upper end of the pipeline, and flexing the lower end of the new pipe section into alignment with the upper end of the pipeline to allow welding to the pipeline and flexing the remainder of the new pipe section to remain within the mast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Moszkowski, Benton F. Baugh
  • Publication number: 20040108008
    Abstract: The method of providing a piston type accumulator with a controlled depth liquid shield on the top of a piston with seals separating a pressurized gas from the seals sealing the pressurized liquid comprising providing a portion of the gas in a chamber portion above said piston and a portion of the gas in a chamber portion not above said piston such that liquids accumulating in the chamber above the piston can be vented into the chamber not above the piston for venting to a location outside said chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6679472
    Abstract: A choke or kill line connector for a subsea blowout preventer stack which is slide member operated to provide pressure balanced design to eliminate the potentially high forces associated with connectors which do not have the complication of a locking connector and provide integral valving capability to allow for testing and to retain drilling mud in the choke or kill lines upon disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6676327
    Abstract: A pin connection for remote releasably locking two sides of a connection together comprising multiple fingerlike projections from two opposing sides of the connection which contain locking pins of a length approximately equal to the width of the fingerlike projections and mounted in holes in the fingerlike projections, the locking pins being centrally located in the holes in the unlocked position and being across the interfaces between the fingerlike projections when locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Publication number: 20030231931
    Abstract: A method for j-laying a pipeline from an offshore vessel to the floor of the ocean comprising a multiplicity of winches for supporting the upper end of the pipeline at its natural hanging angle, a mast in a fixed angle to the vessel, holding new pipe section in the mast for welding to the upper end of the pipeline, and flexing the lower end of the new pipe section into alignment with the upper end of the pipeline to allow welding to the pipeline and flexing the remainder of the new pipe section to remain within the mast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Mark Moszkowski, Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6609734
    Abstract: A connector for the connection of pressure vessels utilizing toroidal surfaces to achieve a maximum of contact area sliding parallel to motion of locking segment when achieving high preload to minimize high stress contact points and the resultant wear when subjected to multiple operations and orientation means to cause any wear to be repeatedly in the same area such that selected critical areas will not be subjected to high contact stress wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Publication number: 20030151254
    Abstract: A connector for the connection of pressure vessels utilizing toroidal surfaces to achieve a maximum of contact area sliding parallel to motion of locking segment when achieving high preload to minimize high stress contact points and the resultant wear when subjected to multiple operations and orientation means to cause any wear to be repeatedly in the same area such that selected critical areas will not be subjected to high contact stress wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Publication number: 20030136927
    Abstract: A choke or kill line connector for a subsea blowout preventer stack which is slide member operated to provide pressure balanced design to eliminate the potentially high forces associated with connectors which do not have the complication of a locking connector and provide integral valving capability to allow for testing and to retain drilling mud in the choke or kill lines upon disconnection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6561280
    Abstract: A new method and apparatus have been developed which inserts and withdraws tubing from pipes without bending or kinking the tubing. Beneficially, the new method and apparatus may be employed to insert and withdraw tubing to depths greater than ever possible before. The method involves using a thruster pig to provide force to inject the tubing, and skate apparatuses to reduce coiling and friction of the tube. Advantageously, the apparatus is portable, easily handled, and adaptable to handle tubing of differing diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventors: Benton F. Baugh, James R. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20020150420
    Abstract: A pin connection for remote releasably locking two sides of a connection together comprising multiple fingerlike projections from two opposing sides of the connection which contain locking pins of a length approximately equal to the width of the fingerlike projections and mounted in holes in the finger like projections, the locking pins being centrally located in the holes in the unlocked position and being across the interfaces between the fingerlike projections when locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6435771
    Abstract: A method for attaching subsea manifolds to subsea pipelines which includes attaching a tee member into the pipeline on a vessel, running the portion of the pipeline through support structures which would not pass the manifold, and to an underwater location between the vessel and the ocean floor, then attaching the manifold to the tee section, and then lowering the tee and manifold to the ocean floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6435281
    Abstract: An impervious metallic liner for the isolation of the well bore from the formations of an oil or gas well below a casing string; the liner being flattened to run through the casing string, but is inflated to occupy the space directly below the casing string rather than occupying the conventional area radially inward from the position occupied by the casing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6415866
    Abstract: A method of taking the energy from the radiator water, exhaust gas system, and/or the mechanical work from the drive shaft of a thermal module and transferring it to a fluid from a tank for the purpose of heating the fluid in the tank, and scavenging the additional energy from the radiator water, exhaust gas system, and/or mechanical work from the drive shaft of a separate system to supplement the energy from the thermal module for the purpose of greater heating the fluid from the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6398457
    Abstract: For deploying a pipe string, a traveling table is movably mounted to a mast and clamps an upper region of a pipe section. For weld alignment, at least two centralizer units are mounted to the mast between the traveling table and an upper end of the pipe string. One centralizer unit translates a lower region of the pipe section radially for alignment of the lower end of the pipe section with the upper end of the pipe string. Another centralizer unit at a middle region of the pipe section translates the middle region of the pipe section radially for correcting angular mismatch of the lower end of the pipe section with the upper end of the pipe string. Each centralizer, for example, includes four hydraulic cylinders, each operative for driving a respective pinned cam having a face carrying a roller for contacting the pipe section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Oil States Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6374838
    Abstract: A collapsible pig attached to the end of a tubing and having a seal to the bore of a pipeline for pulling the tubing into the pipeline at up to a predetermined pressure differential across the seal and while allowing the fluid in front of the pig to flow into the end of the tubing without pressure restriction, alternately having reversed flow from within the tubing exit the end of the tubing through jetting nozzles, and having the seal collapse at a pressure differential higher than the predetermined pressure differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6364573
    Abstract: A system for laying a pipeline from a floating vessel onto the ocean floor in relatively deep ocean water which provides jacking mechanisms which can be used to gimbal the tower which incorporate the ability to be independently raised in height, have horizontal slide planes to overcome the sinusoidal differences in distances in attachment points when tilting supported objects, and provide a gimbaling device to allow for the attachment to supported objects which are tilted in the raising process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Benton F. Baugh
  • Patent number: 6343657
    Abstract: A new method and apparatus have been developed which inserts and withdraws tubing from pipes without bending or kinking the tubing. Beneficially, the new method and apparatus may be employed to insert and withdraw tubing to depths greater than ever possible before. The method involves using a thruster pig to provide force to inject the tubing, and skate apparatuses to reduce coiling and friction of the tube. Advantageously, the apparatus is portable, easily handled, and adaptable to handle tubing of differing diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Superior Energy Services, LLC.
    Inventors: Benton F. Baugh, James R. Crawford