Patents by Inventor Brandon J. MABE

Brandon J. MABE 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: 11859480
    Abstract: A method may include monitoring, for two or more well heads of a hydraulic fracturing system, an operation or a state of one or more subsystems of the hydraulic fracturing system. The hydraulic fracturing system may include one or more fracturing rigs, one or more blending equipment, one or more power sources electrically connected to a first subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, or one or more fuel sources fluidly connected to a second subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, and one or more missile valves. The hydraulic fracturing system may further include one or more zipper valves, one or more well head valves, and multiple well heads. The method may further include controlling, based on an operation schedule for the hydraulic fracturing system and based on monitoring the operation or the state, fluid pressures at the two or more well heads for continuous pumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Todd R. Kabrich, Andy Publes, Casey A. Otten, Brandon J. Mabe, Perry D. Converse, Jason T. Herlehy
  • Publication number: 20230287768
    Abstract: A method may include monitoring, for a well head of a hydraulic fracturing system, an operation or a state of one or more subsystems of the hydraulic fracturing system. The hydraulic fracturing system may include one or more fracturing rigs, one or more blending equipment, and one or more power sources electrically connected to a first subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, or one or more fuel sources fluidly connected to a second subset of the one or more fracturing rigs. The hydraulic fracturing system may further include one or more missile valves, one or more zipper valves, one or more well head valves, and one or more well heads. The method may further include controlling, based on an operation schedule for the hydraulic fracturing system and based on monitoring the operation or the state, the state or equipment changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Todd R. KABRICH, Andy PUBLES, Casey A. OTTEN, Brandon J. MABE, Perry D. CONVERSE, Jason T. HERLEHY
  • Publication number: 20230287777
    Abstract: A method may include receiving information related to operation or a configuration of a hydraulic fracturing system, The hydraulic fracturing system may include one or more fracturing rigs, one or more blending equipment, and one or more power sources electrically connected to a first subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, or one or more fuel sources fluidly connected to a second subset of the one or more fracturing rigs. The hydraulic fracturing system may further include one or more missile valves, one or more zipper valves, one or more well head valves, and one or more well heads. The method may further include optimizing the operation of one or more subsystems of the hydraulic fracturing system using a particle swarm algorithm. The method may further include outputting one or more control signals to the one or more subsystems based on optimizing the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Todd R. KABRICH, Andy PUBLES, Casey A. OTTEN, Brandon J. MABE, Perry D. CONVERSE, Jason T. HERLEHY, Joseph C. BUFKIN
  • Publication number: 20230287760
    Abstract: A method may include monitoring an operation or a state of one or more subsystems of a hydraulic fracturing system. The hydraulic fracturing system may include one or more fracturing rigs, one or more blending equipment, and one or more power sources electrically connected to a first subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, or one or more fuel sources fluidly connected to a second subset of the one or more fracturing rigs. The hydraulic fracturing system may further include one or more missile valves, one or more zipper piping and zipper valve sets, one or more well head valves, and one or more well heads. The method may further include controlling, based on monitoring the operation or the state, the one or more subsystems within operating limits or based on operating expectations to cause or prevent an occurrence of one or more well integrity-related events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Todd R. KABRICH, Andy PUBLES, Casey A. OTTEN, Brandon J. MABE, Perry D. CONVERSE, Jason T. HERLEHY, Joseph C. BUFKIN
  • Publication number: 20230287776
    Abstract: A method may include monitoring, for two or more well heads of a hydraulic fracturing system, an operation or a state of one or more subsystems of the hydraulic fracturing system. The hydraulic fracturing system may include one or more fracturing rigs, one or more blending equipment, one or more power sources electrically connected to a first subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, or one or more fuel sources fluidly connected to a second subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, and one or more missile valves. The hydraulic fracturing system may further include one or more zipper valves, one or more well head valves, and multiple well heads. The method may further include controlling, based on an operation schedule for the hydraulic fracturing system and based on monitoring the operation or the state, fluid pressures at the two or more well heads for continuous pumping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Todd R. KABRICH, Andy PUBLES, Casey A. OTTEN, Brandon J. MABE, Perry D. CONVERSE, Jason T. HERLEHY
  • Patent number: 11753911
    Abstract: A method may include monitoring, for a well head of a hydraulic fracturing system, an operation or a state of one or more subsystems of the hydraulic fracturing system. The hydraulic fracturing system may include one or more fracturing rigs, one or more blending equipment, and one or more power sources electrically connected to a first subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, or one or more fuel sources fluidly connected to a second subset of the one or more fracturing rigs. The hydraulic fracturing system may further include one or more missile valves, one or more zipper valves, one or more well head valves, and one or more well heads. The method may further include controlling, based on an operation schedule for the hydraulic fracturing system and based on monitoring the operation or the state, the state or equipment changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Todd R. Kabrich, Andy Publes, Casey A. Otten, Brandon J. Mabe, Perry D. Converse, Jason T. Herlehy
  • Patent number: 11746635
    Abstract: A method may include receiving information related to operation or a configuration of a hydraulic fracturing system, The hydraulic fracturing system may include one or more fracturing rigs, one or more blending equipment, and one or more power sources electrically connected to a first subset of the one or more fracturing rigs, or one or more fuel sources fluidly connected to a second subset of the one or more fracturing rigs. The hydraulic fracturing system may further include one or more missile valves, one or more zipper valves, one or more well head valves, and one or more well heads. The method may further include optimizing the operation of one or more subsystems of the hydraulic fracturing system using a particle swarm algorithm. The method may further include outputting one or more control signals to the one or more subsystems based on optimizing the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Todd R. Kabrich, Andy Publes, Casey A. Otten, Brandon J. Mabe, Perry D. Converse, Jason T. Herlehy, Joseph C. Bufkin
  • Publication number: 20230258172
    Abstract: In some implementations, a powertrain for powering a fluid pump may include a power source configured to rotate a first drive shaft at an approximately constant speed. The powertrain may include a mechanical transmission. The mechanical transmission may include one or more gearboxes associated with a set of fixed gear ratios, a second drive shaft coupled to the first drive shaft, and a third drive shaft coupled to an input drive shaft of the fluid pump and configured to rotate the input drive shaft at variable speeds or with variable torque based on using different gear ratios from the set of fixed gear ratios. The powertrain may include a torque converter disposed between the first drive shaft and the second drive shaft to enable the first drive shaft to be coupled to the second drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley P. CLARK, Todd Ryan KABRICH, Brandon J. MABE