Patents by Inventor Bertrom Ballard, Jr.

Bertrom Ballard, Jr. 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: 10961994
    Abstract: A plunger tool and method relating thereto is designed to remove and insert plungers of a reciprocating pump such as during maintenance and other disassembly operations. The tool has a guide which receives and supports the plunger after removal from, and before reinsertion into, the pump. The tool also has a rack and pinion actuator for moving the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: QES PRESSURE CONTROL LLC
    Inventors: Bertrom Ballard, Jr., Justin Steven Merchant, Bernt Olsen
  • Patent number: 10655616
    Abstract: A plunger tool and method relating thereto is designed to remove and insert plungers of a reciprocating pump such as during maintenance and other disassembly operations. The tool has a guide which receives and supports the plunger after removal from, and before reinsertion into, the pump. The tool also has a rack and pinion actuator for moving the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QES PRESSURE CONTROL LLC
    Inventors: Bertrom Ballard, Jr., Justin Steven Merchant, Bernt Olsen
  • Patent number: 8382399
    Abstract: A heave compensation system that facilitates the transfer of pipe between a floating platform and a snubbing jack. The heave compensation system includes a first end connected to the floating platform and a second end in connection with a traveling slip assembly of the snubbing jack, the heave compensation system is operable between a disengaged position and an engaged position. When the heave compensation system is in the disengaged position the traveling slip assembly moves separate and independent from the movement of the floating platform, and when the heave compensation system is in the engaged position the traveling slip assembly is locked in a constant position relative to the floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cudd Pressure Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernt Olsen, Randall D. Lagendyk, Bertrom Ballard, Jr., Gary Vaughan, Hiram L. Bickle, Bjorn Rudshaug
  • Publication number: 20090000788
    Abstract: A heave compensation system that facilitates the transfer of pipe between a floating platform and a snubbing jack. The heave compensation system includes a first end connected to the floating platform and a second end in connection with a traveling slip assembly of the snubbing jack, the heave compensation system is operable between a disengaged position and an engaged position. When the heave compensation system is in the disengaged position the traveling slip assembly moves separate and independent from the movement of the floating platform, and when the heave compensation system is in the engaged position the traveling slip assembly is locked in a constant position relative to the floating platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Bernt Olsen, Randall D. Lagendyk, Bertrom Ballard, JR., Gary Vaughn, Hiram L. Bickle, Bjorn Rudshaug
  • Patent number: 7438505
    Abstract: A heave compensation system to enable the transfer of tubulars between a floating platform and a snubbing jack. The heave compensation system includes a first end connected to the floating platform and a second end in connection with a traveling slip assembly of the snubbing jack, the heave compensation system is operable between a disengaged position and an engaged position. When the heave compensation system is in the disengaged position the traveling slip assembly moves separate and independent from the movement of the floating platform, and when the heave compensation system is in the engaged position the traveling slip assembly is locked in a constant position relative to the floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Cudd Pressure Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernt Olsen, Randall D. Lagendyk, Bertrom Ballard, Jr., Gary Vaughan, Hiram L. Bickle, Bjorn Rudshaug