Patents by Inventor David Erdos

David Erdos 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: 11434754
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system including a tool drill string having a downhole device is disclosed. The downhole device includes a memory storing instructions and a downhole processor configured to execute the instructions to operate in a first transmission mode by default. The downhole processor is communicatively coupled to an uphole processor via the first transmission mode. The downhole processor is further to transmit, via a second transmission mode, a message to the uphole processor, determine whether a response is received, via the second transmission mode, from the uphole processor, and responsive to determining the response is received from the uphole processor, switch from the first transmission mode to the second transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: Erdos Miller, Inc., Black Diamond Oilfield Rentals, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Patent number: 11421522
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a surface processor and a tool drill string having a downhole device including a downhole processor. The surface processor may include a memory storing instructions, and the surface processor may be communicatively coupled to the downhole processor. The surface processor may be configured to execute the instructions to receive one or more first measurements from the downhole device, and determine whether the one or more first measurements satisfy a threshold measurement. Responsive to determining the one or more first measurements satisfy the threshold measurement, the surface processor may electronically modify a weight on bit by a first amount and electronically modify a revolutions per minute of a motor by a second amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: ERDOS MILLER, INC., BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos, Amador Baggerly
  • Patent number: 11418439
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system may include a tool drill string having a downhole device. The system may include a contact module including a first component. The first component may include a first data path capable of communicating data using a first communication protocol, a second data path capable of communicating the data using a second communication protocol, and a processor electrically connected to the first data path and the second data path. The processor may be capable of selectively routing the data between the first data path and the second data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: ERDOS MILLER, INC., BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Patent number: 11319805
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for reducing electrical interference in measurement-while-drilling (“MWD”) data. An example may include, among other features a MWD data acquisition system including an analog data reception for receiving analog MWD data, an analog-to-digital conversion circuit, at least one isolation circuit for electrically isolating the analog data reception circuit and the analog-to-digital conversion circuit from a digital data transmission circuit. In some embodiments, a power isolation circuit may electrically isolate an analog section power domain from a digital section power domain. The isolation techniques may improve the quality of the analog signal received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Erdos Miller, Inc., Black Diamond Oilfield Rentals, LLC
    Inventors: David Erdos, Ken Miller, Nathan Szanto
  • Publication number: 20220038369
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system may include a tool drill string having a downhole device. The system may include a contact module including a first component. The first component may include a first data path capable of communicating data using a first communication protocol, a second data path capable of communicating the data using a second communication protocol, and a processor electrically connected to the first data path and the second data path. The processor may be capable of selectively routing the data between the first data path and the second data path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicants: ERDOS MILLER, INC., BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Publication number: 20210372261
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a surface processor and a tool drill string having a downhole device including a downhole processor. The surface processor may include a memory storing instructions, and the surface processor may be communicatively coupled to the downhole processor. The surface processor may be configured to execute the instructions to receive one or more first measurements from the downhole device, and determine whether the one or more first measurements satisfy a threshold measurement. Responsive to determining the one or more first measurements satisfy the threshold measurement, the surface processor may electronically modify a weight on bit by a first amount and electronically modify a revolutions per minute of a motor by a second amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicants: ERDOS MILLER, INC., BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos, Amador Baggerly
  • Patent number: 11153206
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system may include a tool drill string having a downhole device. The system may include a contact module including a first component. The first component may include a first data path capable of communicating data using a first communication protocol, a second data path capable of communicating the data using a second communication protocol, and a processor electrically connected to the first data path and the second data path. The processor may be capable of selectively routing the data between the first data path and the second data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Black Diamond Oilfield Rentals, LLC, Erdos Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Publication number: 20210189872
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes an uphole processor and a tool drill string having a downhole device including a downhole processor. The uphole processor may include a memory storing instructions, the uphole processor may be communicatively coupled to the downhole processor, and the uphole processor may be configured to execute the instructions to determine a configuration setting of the system, determine whether the configuration setting indicates a trigger event has occurred, and responsive to determining the trigger event has occurred, transmit a downlink message to the downhole processor to modify an aspect of the downhole device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicants: ERDOS MILLER, INC., BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Publication number: 20210140309
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for reducing electrical interference in measurement-while-drilling (“MWD”) data. An example may include, among other features a MWD data acquisition system including an analog data reception for receiving analog MWD data, an analog-to-digital conversion circuit, at least one isolation circuit for electrically isolating the analog data reception circuit and the analog-to-digital conversion circuit from a digital data transmission circuit. In some embodiments, a power isolation circuit may electrically isolate an analog section power domain from a digital section power domain. The isolation techniques may improve the quality of the analog signal received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicants: BASIN DRILLING TOOLS LP, ERDOS MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: David Erdos, Ken Miller, Nathan Szanto
  • Publication number: 20210087927
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system including a tool drill string having a downhole device is disclosed. The downhole device includes a memory storing instructions and a downhole processor configured to execute the instructions to operate in a first transmission mode by default. The downhole processor is communicatively coupled to an uphole processor via the first transmission mode. The downhole processor is further to transmit, via a second transmission mode, a message to the uphole processor, determine whether a response is received, via the second transmission mode, from the uphole processor, and responsive to determining the response is received from the uphole processor, switch from the first transmission mode to the second transmission mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicants: ERDOS MILLER, INC., BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Publication number: 20200382417
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system may include a tool drill string having a downhole device. The system may include a contact module including a first component. The first component may include a first data path capable of communicating data using a first communication protocol, a second data path capable of communicating the data using a second communication protocol, and a processor electrically connected to the first data path and the second data path. The processor may be capable of selectively routing the data between the first data path and the second data path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abe Erdos
  • Publication number: 20200378245
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system including a tool drill string having a downhole device is disclosed. The downhole device includes a memory storing instructions and a downhole processor configured to execute the instructions to operate in a first transmission mode by default. The downhole processor is communicatively coupled to an uphole processor via the first transmission mode. The downhole processor is further to transmit, via a second transmission mode, a message to the uphole processor, determine whether a response is received, via the second transmission mode, from the uphole processor, and responsive to determining the response is received from the uphole processor, switch from the first transmission mode to the second transmission mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: ERDOS MILLER, INC., BLACK DIAMOND OILFIELD RENTALS LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Miller, David Erdos, Abraham Erdos
  • Publication number: 20200325767
    Abstract: A measurement while drilling system including a first module and a second module. The first module situated at a distal end of a drill string and including a downhole processor configured to determine that the drill string is one of on a drill plan and off the drill plan, and a downhole communication module communicatively coupled to the downhole processor to transmit signals. The second module situated at a proximal end of the drill string and including an uphole communication module configured to receive the signals. Where the downhole processor is configured to transmit non-compressed data if the drill string is off the drill plan and compressed data if the drill string is on the drill plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Miller, David Erdos, Abraham C. Erdos
  • Patent number: 10794176
    Abstract: A measurement while drilling system for a drill string having a fluidic medium in the drill string. The measurement while drilling system includes a first module situated at a distal end of the drill string and including a downhole processor and a pulser communicatively coupled to the downhole processor and configured to provide a pressure pulse in the fluidic medium, and a second module situated at a proximal end of the drill string and including an uphole processor and a pressure sensor communicatively coupled to the uphole processor. The downhole processor is configured to direct the pulser to provide the pressure pulse and the pressure sensor is configured to sense the pressure pulse. The uphole processor is configured to receive signals from the pressure sensor to determine a distance from the first module to the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Erdos Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Miller, David Erdos, Abraham C. Erdos
  • Patent number: 10669841
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for reducing electrical interference in measurement-while-drilling (“MWD”) data. An example may include, among other features a MWD data acquisition system including an analog data reception for receiving analog MWD data, an analog-to-digital conversion circuit, at least one isolation circuit for electrically isolating the analog data reception circuit and the analog-to-digital conversion circuit from a digital data transmission circuit. In some implementations, the data reception device may be at least partially powered by the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Basin Drilling Tools LP, Erdos Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: David Erdos, Ken Miller, Nathan Szanto
  • Patent number: 10590757
    Abstract: A measurement while drilling system including a first module and a second module. The first module situated at a distal end of a drill string and including a downhole processor configured to determine that the drill string is one of on a drill plan and off the drill plan, and a downhole communication module communicatively coupled to the downhole processor to transmit signals. The second module situated at a proximal end of the drill string and including an uphole communication module configured to receive the signals. Where the downhole processor is configured to transmit non-compressed data if the drill string is off the drill plan and compressed data if the drill string is on the drill plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Erdos Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Miller, David Erdos, Abraham C. Erdos
  • Publication number: 20200040723
    Abstract: A measurement while drilling system for a drill string having a fluidic medium in the drill string. The measurement while drilling system includes a first module situated at a distal end of the drill string and including a downhole processor and a pulser communicatively coupled to the downhole processor and configured to provide a pressure pulse in the fluidic medium, and a second module situated at a proximal end of the drill string and including an uphole processor and a pressure sensor communicatively coupled to the uphole processor. The downhole processor is configured to direct the pulser to provide the pressure pulse and the pressure sensor is configured to sense the pressure pulse. The uphole processor is configured to receive signals from the pressure sensor to determine a distance from the first module to the second module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Miller, David Erdos, Abraham C. Erdos
  • Patent number: 10550682
    Abstract: A programmable integrated measurement while drilling (MWD) system is an integrated, ruggedized, and condensed MWD system configured to enable end-user customizable applications for downhole exploration and drilling. The integrated MWD system integrates a co-processor with a directional controller enabling execution of the end-user customizable applications without interrupting the real-time operations of the directional controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MicroPulse, LLC.
    Inventors: David Erdos, Abraham C. Erdos, Kenneth C. Miller
  • Patent number: 9766094
    Abstract: A smart lower end system that can detect multiple events and failures during the generation of pressure pulses by a pulser is disclosed. Pulser failures may occur if the pilot valve fails to fully close or open, if the signal shaft fails to move and close pilot valve orifice, or if movement of the pilot valve or signal shaft is restricted. The components of the smart lower end system may cycle between sleep and wake states to allow for low power operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: REME, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Brad Munoz, Benjamin Jennings, Abraham Erdos, David Erdos, Kenneth Miller, Joshua Carter, James Mathieson
  • Publication number: 20170218745
    Abstract: A programmable integrated measurement while drilling (MWD) system is an integrated, ruggedized, and condensed MWD system configured to enable end-user customizable applications for downhole exploration and drilling. The integrated MWD system integrates a co-processor with a directional controller enabling execution of the end-user customizable applications without interrupting the real-time operations of the directional controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: David ERDOS, Abraham C. ERDOS, Kenneth C. MILLER