Patents by Inventor Dax Joseph Neuville

Dax Joseph Neuville 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: 10808471
    Abstract: A tubular connecting system includes a tong configured to apply a torque on an upper tubular, to torque a connection of the upper tubular to a lower tubular, a torque linkage extending at least partially vertically from the tong, the torque linkage being configured to transmit a force or force-pair, or pure torque, generated by the tong applying the torque to the upper tubular, a transmission plate removably coupled to the torque linkage so as to transmit linear forces thereto, therefrom, or both, the transmission plate being configured to receive the lower tubular therethrough, and a landing plate removably coupled to the transmission plate and configured to engage the lower tubular. The landing plate is configured to counteract the torque as it is applied to the lower tubular by the tong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Begnaud, Dax Joseph Neuville
  • Publication number: 20200284107
    Abstract: A control system for a tong for a drilling rig includes a tong motor control valve that is selectively actuatable to cause rotation of the tong in a first direction or in a second direction, a run/pull mode selector configured to actuate between a first configuration for running tubulars into a well and a second configuration for pulling tubulars from the well, a rotation speed selector configured to actuate between a high-speed setting configured to cause the tong to be driven to rotate at a first speed, and a low-speed setting configured to cause the tong to be driven to rotate at a second speed, and a rotation change control device configured to selectively prevent or permit actuation of the tong motor control valve based on the configuration of the run/pull mode selector and the setting of the rotation speed selector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Charles M. Webre, Dax Joseph Neuville, Andre Frederick, Joshua Thibodeaux
  • Patent number: 10612321
    Abstract: A pipe racking system and method, of which the pipe racking system includes a vertical column extending upwards from a rig floor, a main arm that is movable vertically along the column, a gripper connected to a distal end of the main arm and movable therewith, and an elevator including a plurality of slips configured to engage an outer diameter surface of a tubular and support a weight of the tubular by gripping the outer surface of the tubular. The elevator is suspended from the gripper or a distal end of the main arm via one or more suspension arms. The system also includes one or more guide arms connected to the vertical column. The one or more guide arms are configured to maintain a vertical orientation of the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville, Dougal Brown
  • Patent number: 10570678
    Abstract: An apparatus for gripping a tubular includes a body. A slip carrier is coupled to an inner surface of the body. The slip carrier is configured to pivot between an open position and a closed position. A tubular is configured to be introduced laterally into the body when the slip carrier is in the open position. A slip is coupled to the slip carrier. The slip is configured to move radially between a first position that is spaced apart from the tubular and a second position that contacts and grips the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville
  • Publication number: 20190277098
    Abstract: A tubular connecting system includes a tong configured to apply a torque on an upper tubular, to torque a connection of the upper tubular to a lower tubular, a torque linkage extending at least partially vertically from the tong, the torque linkage being configured to transmit a force or force-pair, or pure torque, generated by the tong applying the torque to the upper tubular, a transmission plate removably coupled to the torque linkage so as to transmit linear forces thereto, therefrom, or both, the transmission plate being configured to receive the lower tubular therethrough, and a landing plate removably coupled to the transmission plate and configured to engage the lower tubular. The landing plate is configured to counteract the torque as it is applied to the lower tubular by the tong.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Begnaud, Dax Joseph Neuville
  • Publication number: 20190153789
    Abstract: A pipe racking system and method, of which the pipe racking system includes a vertical column extending upwards from a rig floor, a main arm that is movable vertically along the column, a gripper connected to a distal end of the main arm and movable therewith, and an elevator including a plurality of slips configured to engage an outer diameter surface of a tubular and support a weight of the tubular by gripping the outer surface of the tubular. The elevator is suspended from the gripper or a distal end of the main arm via one or more suspension arms. The system also includes one or more guide arms connected to the vertical column. The one or more guide arms are configured to maintain a vertical orientation of the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville, Dougal Brown
  • Publication number: 20180100359
    Abstract: An apparatus for gripping a tubular includes a body. A slip carrier is coupled to an inner surface of the body. The slip carrier is configured to pivot between an open position and a closed position. A tubular is configured to be introduced laterally into the body when the slip carrier is in the open position. A slip is coupled to the slip carrier. The slip is configured to move radially between a first position that is spaced apart from the tubular and a second position that contacts and grips the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville