Patents by Inventor Brian Farley

Brian Farley 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: 20200023912
    Abstract: An aerodynamic wrap for use with a tank trailer illustratively includes opposing first and second side assemblies. In an illustrative embodiment, each side assembly includes an upper panel pivotably supported by the tank trailer, and a lower panel pivotably supported by the upper panel. A lower connecting member illustratively couples the lower panels of the first and second side assemblies under the belly of the tank trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Tank Trailer Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Holden, Scot McQuilkin, Brian Farley
  • Patent number: 10427729
    Abstract: An aerodynamic wrap for use with a tank trailer illustratively includes opposing first and second side assemblies. In an illustrative embodiment, each side assembly includes an upper panel pivotably supported by the tank trailer, and a lower panel pivotably supported by the upper panel. A lower connecting member illustratively couples the lower panels of the first and second side assemblies under the belly of the tank trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tank Trailer Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Holden, Scot McQuilkin, Brian Farley
  • Publication number: 20190106162
    Abstract: An aerodynamic wrap for use with a tank trailer illustratively includes opposing first and second side assemblies. In an illustrative embodiment, each side assembly includes an upper panel pivotably supported by the tank trailer, and a lower panel pivotably supported by the upper panel. A lower connecting member illustratively couples the lower panels of the first and second side assemblies under the belly of the tank trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Tank Trailer Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Holden, Scot McQuilkin, Brian Farley
  • Publication number: 20180187511
    Abstract: A method for casing a subsea wellbore includes running a tieback casing string into the subsea wellbore using a workstring including first, second, and third wiper plugs. The method further includes: launching a first release plug or tag into the workstring; pumping cement slurry into the workstring, thereby driving the first release plug or tag along the workstring; after pumping the cement slurry, launching a second release plug or tag into the workstring; and pumping chaser fluid into the workstring, thereby driving the release plugs or tags and cement slurry through the workstring. The release plugs or tags engage and release the respective wiper plugs from the workstring. The first wiper plug or release plug ruptures, thereby allowing the cement slurry to flow therethrough. The method further includes: stabbing the tieback casing string into a liner string; and retrieving the workstring, the workstring still including the third wiper plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Gerard GASPARD, Douglas Brian FARLEY
  • Patent number: 9970258
    Abstract: A method of using a liner assembly comprises inserting the liner assembly into a wellbore, the liner assembly having an annular packer and a port collar. The method further comprises closing fluid flow through a lower end of the liner assembly, actuating the annular packer into engagement with the wellbore, and actuating the port collar into an open position to open fluid communication between an interior of the liner assembly and the wellbore. The method further comprises pumping cement into the wellbore through the port collar at a location above the annular packer and actuating the port collar into a closed position to close fluid communication between the interior of the liner assembly and the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Andre Barannikow, Douglas Brian Farley, Egor Dudochkin, Steven Michael Rosenberg, Bjørn Erling Hagen, Richard Alastair Howard Dalzell
  • Publication number: 20180112488
    Abstract: A casing floatation system includes a casing having a pre-load collar and a landing collar; and a lower bottom latch-in plug comprising: a catch mechanism compatible with the pre-load collar; and a landing mechanism compatible with the landing collar. A method of well completion includes floating a casing in a wellbore with a casing floatation system having a pre-load collar; sequentially engaging a lower bottom latch-in plug and a top latch-in plug having a transitionable seal; pressure testing the casing; and triggering the transitionable seal to unseal the bore of the top latch-in plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Marcel BUDDE, Forrest PARKER, Douglas Brian FARLEY
  • Patent number: 9915105
    Abstract: A swivel configured to rotationally decouple an upper section of a work string from a lower section of the work string. The swivel includes an upper body coupled to a lower body by a ring member and a plurality of shearable members. The lower body has a plurality of teeth members that engage a plurality of teeth members of the ring member. Rotation of the upper body is transmitted to the lower body by the ring member. The upper body is rotatable relative to the lower body when the shearable members are sheared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Andre Barannikow, Douglas Brian Farley, Egor Dudochkin, Steven Michael Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20180045018
    Abstract: A method for casing a subsea wellbore includes running a tieback casing string into the subsea wellbore using a workstring including first, second, and third wiper plugs. The method further includes: launching a first release plug or tag into the workstring; pumping cement slurry into the workstring, thereby driving the first release plug or tag along the workstring; after pumping the cement slurry, launching a second release plug or tag into the workstring; and pumping chaser fluid into the workstring, thereby driving the release plugs or tags and cement slurry through the workstring. The release plugs or tags engage and release the respective wiper plugs from the workstring. The first wiper plug or release plug ruptures, thereby allowing the cement slurry to flow therethrough. The method further includes: stabbing the tieback casing string into a liner string; and retrieving the workstring, the workstring still including the third wiper plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Gerard GASPARD, Douglas Brian FARLEY
  • Patent number: 9797220
    Abstract: A method for casing a subsea wellbore includes running a tieback casing string into the subsea wellbore using a workstring including first, second, and third wiper plugs. The method further includes: launching a first release plug or tag into the workstring; pumping cement slurry into the workstring, thereby driving the first release plug or tag along the workstring; after pumping the cement slurry, launching a second release plug or tag into the workstring; and pumping chaser fluid into the workstring, thereby driving the release plugs or tags and cement slurry through the workstring. The release plugs or tags engage and release the respective wiper plugs from the workstring. The first wiper plug or release plug ruptures, thereby allowing the cement slurry to flow therethrough. The method further includes: stabbing the tieback casing string into a liner string; and retrieving the workstring, the workstring still including the third wiper plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Gerard Gaspard, Douglas Brian Farley
  • Patent number: 9714558
    Abstract: A method for forming a lateral junction in an open hole section of a wellbore includes lowering a tubular member through a cased section of the wellbore. Thereafter, the tubular member is expanded in an open hole section of the wellbore, thereby anchoring the tubular member in the wellbore in a manner that leaves an open hole section of the wellbore between the expanded, tubular member and the cased section. Thereafter, a window is formed in a sidewall of the tubular member, and a lateral wellbore is drilled through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Gordon Barker, Douglas Brian Farley, William Clifford Hogg
  • Publication number: 20160115764
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cementing a casing string in a wellbore includes installing an expandable port collar in the casing string; providing cement from the casing string through at least one aperture in a wall of the port collar to an annular area surrounding the port collar; and expanding the port collar to increase its inner diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventor: Douglas Brian FARLEY
  • Publication number: 20160102526
    Abstract: A method of closing a stage tool in a wellbore includes releasing a closing tube into the wellbore; attaching the closing tube to the stage tool; and expanding the closing tube, thereby closing a port of the stage tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Stephanie Dianne WIND, James Frederick WILKIN, Douglas Brian FARLEY
  • Publication number: 20150330156
    Abstract: A swivel configured to rotationally decouple an upper section of a work string from a lower section of the work string. The swivel includes an upper body coupled to a lower body by a ring member and a plurality of shearable members. The lower body has a plurality of teeth members that engage a plurality of teeth members of the ring member. Rotation of the upper body is transmitted to the lower body by the ring member. The upper body is rotatable relative to the lower body when the shearable members are sheared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ivan Andre BARANNIKOW, Douglas Brian FARLEY, Egor DUDOCHKIN, Steven Michael ROSENBERG
  • Publication number: 20150330180
    Abstract: A method of using a liner assembly comprises inserting the liner assembly into a wellbore, the liner assembly having an annular packer and a port collar. The method further comprises closing fluid flow through a lower end of the liner assembly, actuating the annular packer into engagement with the wellbore, and actuating the port collar into an open position to open fluid communication between an interior of the liner assembly and the wellbore. The method further comprises pumping cement into the wellbore through the port collar at a location above the annular packer and actuating the port collar into a closed position to close fluid communication between the interior of the liner assembly and the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ivan Andre BARANNIKOW, Douglas Brian FARLEY, Egor DUDOCHKIN, Steven Michael ROSENBERG, Bjørn Erling HAGEN, Richard Alastair Howard DALZELL
  • Publication number: 20150252650
    Abstract: A method for casing a subsea wellbore includes running a tieback casing string into the subsea wellbore using a workstring including first, second, and third wiper plugs. The method further includes: launching a first release plug or tag into the workstring; pumping cement slurry into the workstring, thereby driving the first release plug or tag along the workstring; after pumping the cement slurry, launching a second release plug or tag into the workstring; and pumping chaser fluid into the workstring, thereby driving the release plugs or tags and cement slurry through the workstring. The release plugs or tags engage and release the respective wiper plugs from the workstring. The first wiper plug or release plug ruptures, thereby allowing the cement slurry to flow therethrough. The method further includes: stabbing the tieback casing string into a liner string; and retrieving the workstring, the workstring still including the third wiper plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Gerard GASPARD, Douglas Brian FARLEY
  • Publication number: 20150226042
    Abstract: A method for lining an open hole section of a wellbore includes lowering a tubular member through a cased section of the wellbore, expanding the tubular member in an open hole section of the wellbore, thereby anchoring the tubular member in the wellbore, forming a window in a sidewall of the tubular member, and drilling a lateral wellbore through the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Gordon Barker, Douglas Brian Farley, William Clifford Hogg
  • Patent number: 8951128
    Abstract: A device combining a gun and target for facilitating a game of tag using infrared light communications and augmented reality with one or more players is provided. The device includes infrared transmitters and infrared receivers to facilitate omni-directional two-way communication between two or more devices and a shaped housing facilitating handling of the device by a user. The housing includes a grip portion with a finger-operable trigger and a barrel portion. A mobile electronic device is used as an accessory to provide single player and multiplayer augmented reality game play and a user-interface including a display and a touch screen for programming the device and controlling various game and device functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farley, David Small
  • Patent number: 8469824
    Abstract: A device combining a gun and target for facilitating a game of tag using infrared light communications and augmented reality with one or more players is provided. The device includes infrared transmitters and infrared receivers to facilitate omni-directional two-way communication between two or more devices and a shaped housing facilitating handling of the device by a user. The housing includes a grip portion with a finger-operable trigger and a barrel portion. A mobile electronic device is used as an accessory to provide single player and multiplayer augmented reality game play and a user-interface including a display and a touch screen for programming the device and controlling various game and device functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farley, David Small
  • Publication number: 20120289990
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a hollow anatomical structure comprises an implant sized for insertion into a hollow anatomical structure. The implant comprises a plurality of loose, bulked fibers. The fibers are formed from one or more bioabsorbable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Halil I. Karabey, Anna G. Prestezog, Michael S. Mirizzi, Brian Farley, John W. Rodriguez, Russell B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8303421
    Abstract: A device combining a gun and target for facilitating a game of tag using infrared light communications between a two or more players is provided. The device includes two infrared transmitters and two infrared receivers and a shaped housing facilitating handling of the device by a user. The housing includes a grip portion with a finger-operable trigger, a barrel portion and a user-interface including a display and a keypad for programming the device and controlling various game and device functions. A first infrared transmitter transmits a directional infrared signal to another game participant and a first infrared receiver receives an acknowledgment signal therefrom in response to the transmitted directional signal. A second infrared transmitter and second infrared receiver facilitate omni-directional two-way communications between two or more devices before, during, and after a game of infrared electronic tag allowing functions such as game setup, player identification and gameplay analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farley, David Small