Patents by Inventor David P. Miess

David P. Miess 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: 11994006
    Abstract: A downhole tool for use in a downhole drill string is provided. The downhole tool includes a rotor movably coupled within a stator, and a drive shaft movably coupled within a bearing housing. The drive shaft has a first end coupled with the rotor and a second end coupled with a drill bit. Bearing assemblies interfaces engagement between the drive shaft and the bearing housing, including polycrystalline diamond elements, each with an engagement surface, and an opposing engagement surface of a non-superhard metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams, Edward C. Spatz, Michael R. Reese, William W. King, David P. Miess
  • Patent number: 11970339
    Abstract: A roller ball assembly is provided. The assembly includes a primary roller ball supported by a support element that is composed of a superhard material. The assembly includes a cup defining a cavity within which the support element is positioned. A cap is coupled with the cup and positioned to retain the primary roller ball within the cavity. Also, a cup is disclosed for supporting roller halls. Additionally, disclosed are system and apparatus incorporating the assembly, as well as to methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Michael Williams, William W. King, Michael R. Reese
  • Publication number: 20240044362
    Abstract: A radial bearing assembly is provided. The radial bearing assembly includes polycrystalline diamond elements, each having an engagement surface in sliding engagement with an opposing engagement surface. The opposing engagement surface includes a diamond reactive material. The radial bearing assembly may be deployed in a variety of components and applications, including in rotor and stator assemblies. Also provided are methods of use of the radial bearing assembly, as well as methods of designing the radial bearing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams, Edward C. Spatz, Michael R. Reese, William W. King
  • Patent number: 11761481
    Abstract: A radial bearing assembly is provided. The radial bearing assembly includes polycrystalline diamond elements, each having an engagement surface in sliding engagement with an opposing engagement surface. The opposing engagement surface includes a diamond reactive material. The radial bearing assembly may be deployed in a variety of components and applications, including in rotor and stator assemblies. Also provided are methods of use of the radial bearing assembly, as well as methods of designing the radial bearing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams, Edward C. Spatz, Michael R. Reese, William W. King
  • Patent number: 11761486
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing compliance in bearings of rotating machinery are provided. The rotating machinery may include a drive shaft movably coupled within a bearing housing. Compliant bearing assemblies may interface engagement between the drive shaft and the bearing housing, including polycrystalline diamond bearing elements, each with an engagement surface, and an opposing engagement surface of a metal that contains diamond solvent-catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Prevost, William W. King, David P. Miess
  • Publication number: 20230287740
    Abstract: A downhole tool for use in a downhole drill string is provided. The downhole tool includes a rotor movably coupled within a stator, and a drive shaft movably coupled within a bearing housing. The drive shaft has a first end coupled with the rotor and a second end coupled with a drill bit. Bearing assemblies interfaces engagement between the drive shaft and the bearing housing, including polycrystalline diamond elements, each with an engagement surface, and an opposing engagement surface of a non-superhard metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams, Edward C. Spatz, Michael R. Reese, William W. King, David P. Miess
  • Patent number: 11746875
    Abstract: A cam follower is provided. The cam follower includes a polycrystalline diamond element, including an engagement surface. The engagement surface of the polycrystalline diamond element is positioned on the cam follower for sliding engagement with an opposing engagement surface of a cam. The cam includes at least some of a diamond reactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams
  • Patent number: 11667011
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to methods of making articles having portions of polycrystalline diamond bonded to a surface of a substrate and polycrystalline diamond compacts made using the same. In an embodiment, a molding technique is disclosed for forming cutting tools comprising polycrystalline diamond portions bonded to the outer surface of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: David P. Miess
  • Patent number: 11655679
    Abstract: A downhole tool for use in a downhole drill string is provided. The downhole tool includes a rotor movably coupled within a stator, and a drive shaft movably coupled within a bearing housing. The drive shaft has a first end coupled with the rotor and a second end coupled with a drill bit. Bearing assemblies interfaces engagement between the drive shaft and the bearing housing, including polycrystalline diamond elements, each with an engagement surface, and an opposing engagement surface of a non-superhard metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams, Edward C. Spatz, Michael R. Reese, William W. King, David P. Miess
  • Patent number: 11649682
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a superabrasive compact including one or more superabrasive cutting portions or segments, rotary drill bits including one or more superabrasive compacts, and related methods (e.g., methods of fabricating and/or operating the superabrasive compacts). For example, the superabrasive compact may include polycrystalline diamond that may form at least a portion of a working surface of the superabrasive compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: US Synthetic Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Craig H. Cooley, Brian M. Shuey
  • Patent number: 11613929
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for imparting and limiting hypocycloidal, lateral, and torsional forces onto drill bits are provided, including hypocycloidal bearings for limiting hypocycloidal motion, lateral impulse mechanisms for imparting lateral movement to a drill bit, and torsional impulse mechanisms for imparting torsional movement to a drill bit. The methods systems, and apparatus may decrease friction, increase drilling efficiency, and provide additional benefits to drilling systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: XR Dynamics LLC
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Michael V. Williams, James Dudley
  • Publication number: 20230086847
    Abstract: A cam follower is provided. The cam follower includes a polycrystalline diamond element, including an engagement surface. The engagement surface of the polycrystalline diamond element is positioned on the cam follower for sliding engagement with an opposing engagement surface of a cam. The cam includes at least some of a diamond reactive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams
  • Patent number: 11608858
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a diamond bearing surface positioned in sliding engagement with an opposing bearing surface of a diamond reactive material. The opposing bearing surface is hardened via a material treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams, David P. Miess
  • Patent number: 11603715
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes sucker rod strings, pipe protectors, and tool joints having polycrystalline diamond elements positioned thereon to interface engagement with other surfaces in downhole applications. The polycrystalline diamond elements can be positioned on sucker rod guides, sucker rod couplers, pipe protectors, and tool joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: XR Reserve LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Reese, David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Edward C. Spatz, William W. King
  • Publication number: 20220403706
    Abstract: A cutting element for use on a drill bit is disclosed. The cutting element includes a polycrystalline diamond table having a multi-tiered surface. The polycrystalline diamond table has at least a first cutting surface and a second cutting surface. The polycrystalline diamond table has a step between the first and second cutting surfaces. The step is transitional surface feature between the first and second cutting surfaces, which are positioned at different elevations in the polycrystalline diamond table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Yuming Jiang, Samer Alkhalaileh
  • Publication number: 20220388121
    Abstract: A method of processing a polycrystalline diamond element includes forming a protective layer over a selected portion of a polycrystalline diamond element, the polycrystalline diamond element having a polycrystalline diamond table that includes a superabrasive face, a superabrasive side surface, and a chamfer extending between the superabrasive face and the superabrasive side surface. A portion of the superabrasive side surface is covered by the protective layer and the protective layer is not formed over the chamfer. The method includes exposing at least a portion of the polycrystalline diamond element to a leaching solution. A polycrystalline diamond element has a polycrystalline diamond table that includes a leached volume extending from the superabrasive face to a portion of the chamfer proximate to the superabrasive side surface, and the leached volume does not substantially extend along the superabrasive side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Andrew E. Dadson
  • Patent number: 11499619
    Abstract: A cam follower is provided. The cam follower includes a polycrystalline diamond element, including an engagement surface. The engagement surface of the polycrystalline diamond element is positioned on the cam follower for sliding engagement with an opposing engagement surface of a cam. The cam includes at least some of a diamond reactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams
  • Patent number: 11420304
    Abstract: A method of processing a polycrystalline diamond element includes forming a protective layer over a selected portion of a polycrystalline diamond element, the polycrystalline diamond element having a polycrystalline diamond table that includes a superabrasive face, a superabrasive side surface, and a chamfer extending between the superabrasive face and the superabrasive side surface. A portion of the superabrasive side surface is covered by the protective layer and the protective layer is not formed over the chamfer. The method includes exposing at least a portion of the polycrystalline diamond element to a leaching solution. A polycrystalline diamond element has a polycrystalline diamond table that includes a leached volume extending from the superabrasive face to a portion of the chamfer proximate to the superabrasive side surface, and the leached volume does not substantially extend along the superabrasive side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: US Synthetic Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Andrew E. Dadson
  • Publication number: 20220243764
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing compliance in bearings of rotating machinery are provided. The rotating machinery may include a drive shaft movably coupled within a bearing housing. Compliant bearing assemblies may interface engagement between the drive shaft and the bearing housing, including polycrystalline diamond bearing elements, each with an engagement surface, and an opposing engagement surface of a metal that contains diamond solvent-catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: XR Downhole LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Prevost, William W. King, David P. Miess
  • Publication number: 20220213925
    Abstract: A radial bearing assembly is provided. The radial bearing assembly includes polycrystalline diamond elements, each having an engagement surface in sliding engagement with an opposing engagement surface. The opposing engagement surface includes a diamond reactive material. The radial bearing assembly may be deployed in a variety of components and applications, including in rotor and stator assemblies. Also provided are methods of use of the radial bearing assembly, as well as methods of designing the radial bearing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: XR DOWNHOLE, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Miess, Gregory Prevost, Michael V. Williams, Edward C. Spatz, Michael R. Reese, William W. King