Patents by Inventor Declan Elliott

Declan Elliott 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: 10378309
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward a choke valve system including a choke valve body and a plurality of choke trims. The plurality of choke trims comprises a plug and cage choke trim, an external sleeve choke trim, and a drilling choke trim, wherein the drilling choke trim is configured to enable a fluid flow rate greater than the plug and cage choke trim and the external sleeve choke trim, and wherein each of the plurality of choke trims is configured to be mutually exclusively secured within the choke valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Declan Elliott, Michael Anthony McKeon
  • Patent number: 10364645
    Abstract: A system, including a wellhead system, and a flow control system coupled to the wellhead system, wherein the flow control system comprises, a flow control device including a housing, a flow path through the housing from an inlet to an outlet, and a flow control element disposed in the housing along the flow path, and an actuator mounting assembly coupled to the flow control device, wherein the actuator mounting assembly is configured to selectively mount one of a manual actuator and a powered actuator to actuate the flow control element of the flow control device, without taking the flow control system offline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Anthony McKeon, Declan Elliott, Finbarr Williams Evans
  • Patent number: 10330217
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device that includes a choke valve. The choke valve may include a generally tubular throttling member having a sealing shoulder disposed in an inner volume of the throttling member, a plurality of openings configured to flow a fluid between the inner volume of the throttling member and an outer volume of the throttling member, and a flow-impeding recess disposed between the sealing should and the plurality of openings in the inner volume of the throttling member. The choke valve may also include a valve member disposed at least partially in the inner volume of the throttling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron Internatinoal Corporation
    Inventor: Declan Elliott
  • Patent number: 10248141
    Abstract: A system includes a safety system having one or more valves configured to block a flow of fluid from a source to a destination, a non-invasive pressure measurement system having a plurality of non-invasive pressure sensors configured to monitor a pressure of the fluid without directly contacting the fluid, and a controller configured to receive feedback from the non-invasive pressure measurement system and to adjust a position of the one or more valves of the safety system based on the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Anthony McKeon, Conor Gray, Declan Elliott
  • Patent number: 10221645
    Abstract: A high-integrity pressure protection system Christmas tree is provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a Christmas tree, a choke coupled to receive fluid from the Christmas tree, and a high-integrity pressure protection system. The high-integrity pressure protection system includes pressure sensors downstream of the choke, valves upstream of the choke, and a logic solver connected to control operation of the valves of the high-integrity pressure protection system that are upstream of the choke. Further, the valves of the high-integrity pressure protection system that are upstream of the choke include at least two valves of the Christmas tree. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Declan Elliott
  • Publication number: 20190032792
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a choke valve that includes a choke body, a choke trim disposed in the choke body, where the choke trim is configured to adjust a cross-sectional area of a flow path in the choke body to adjust a fluid flow through the choke valve, a needle of the choke trim disposed in the flow path of the fluid flow, where the needle includes a first portion having a superhard material, a seat of the choke trim, where the needle is configured to move along an axis extending through an opening of the seat to adjust the fluid flow through the choke valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Ghulam A. Barkatally, Jerry A. Martino, Declan Elliott, Edmund Peter McHugh, Jonathan Marshall, David Hoyle, Neil Cannon
  • Patent number: 10145205
    Abstract: A system includes a choke valve having a fluid inlet configured to receive a fluid at a first pressure and a fluid outlet configured to output the fluid at a second pressure. The choke valve also includes a fixed component and a movable component defining a throttling orifice between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. Additionally, the movable component is configured to automatically move relative to the fixed component in response to a change in the first pressure to maintain a consistent percent pressure drop between the first pressure at the fluid inlet and the second pressure at the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry A. Martino, Declan Elliott, James Amberg
  • Publication number: 20180094748
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device that includes a choke valve. The choke valve may include a generally tubular throttling member having a sealing shoulder disposed in an inner volume of the throttling member, a plurality of openings configured to flow a fluid between the inner volume of the throttling member and an outer volume of the throttling member, and a flow-impeding recess disposed between the sealing should and the plurality of openings in the inner volume of the throttling member. The choke valve may also include a valve member disposed at least partially in the inner volume of the throttling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventor: Declan Elliott
  • Publication number: 20180010421
    Abstract: An orifice valve as disclosed herein produces a high pressure drop in a flowing fluid. A valve body includes a flow restrictor with multiple flow orifices or ports. The flow ports produce fluid jets. The flow ports may be angled relative to the axial centerline of the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: David Quin, Declan Elliott, Michael McKeon, Abinesh Gnanavelu
  • Patent number: 9856712
    Abstract: A system includes a subsea chemical injection system configured to inject a chemical into a well, wherein the choke trim comprises a first cylinder comprising a first plurality of spiral flow paths, a second cylinder comprising a second plurality of spiral flow paths, wherein the first cylinder is disposed within the second cylinder, and an outer portion comprising a plurality of axial passages, wherein the second cylinder is disposed within the outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Peter Minnock, Abinesh Gnanavelu, Padraic Edward McDonnell, Edmund Peter McHugh, Michael David Mullin, Declan Elliott
  • Publication number: 20170362909
    Abstract: A high-integrity pressure protection system Christmas tree is provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a Christmas tree, a choke coupled to receive fluid from the Christmas tree, and a high-integrity pressure protection system. The high-integrity pressure protection system includes pressure sensors downstream of the choke, valves upstream of the choke, and a logic solver connected to control operation of the valves of the high-integrity pressure protection system that are upstream of the choke. Further, the valves of the high-integrity pressure protection system that are upstream of the choke include at least two valves of the Christmas tree. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Declan Elliott
  • Publication number: 20170329356
    Abstract: A system includes a safety system having one or more valves configured to block a flow of fluid from a source to a destination, a non-invasive pressure measurement system having a plurality of non-invasive pressure sensors configured to monitor a pressure of the fluid without directly contacting the fluid, and a controller configured to receive feedback from the non-invasive pressure measurement system and to adjust a position of the one or more valves of the safety system based on the feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Anthony McKeon, Conor Gray, Declan Elliott
  • Patent number: 9777552
    Abstract: A choke valve system includes a choke valve having a body and an annular seat disposed within the body. The choke valve also includes a plug configured to move relative to the annular seat between an open position in which a fluid is enabled to flow through the choke valve and a closed position in which the fluid is blocked from flowing through the choke valve and in which the plug contacts an annular seating surface of the annular seat. The choke valve further includes a damper coupled to the plug, and the damper is configured to absorb a load generated by contact between the plug and the annular seating surface of the annular seat as the plug moves into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Declan Elliott, Michael Anthony McKeon
  • Patent number: 9759347
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device that includes a choke valve. The choke valve may include a generally tubular throttling member having a sealing shoulder disposed in an inner volume of the throttling member, a plurality of openings configured to flow a fluid between the inner volume of the throttling member and an outer volume of the throttling member, and a flow-impeding recess disposed between the sealing should and the plurality of openings in the inner volume of the throttling member. The choke valve may also include a valve member disposed at least partially in the inner volume of the throttling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventor: Declan Elliott
  • Publication number: 20170175905
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fluid-handling component includes forming a liner via an additive manufacturing process and forming a body about the liner via a powder compaction process. The body may be coupled to the liner via diffusion bonds during the powder compaction process. The fluid-handling component may be constructed for use in a mineral extraction system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry A. Martino, Declan Elliott, Gopalakrishna Srinivasamurthy Magadi, Terry Lynn Clancy
  • Publication number: 20170175906
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fluid-handling component includes forming a liner via an additive manufacturing process and forming a body about the liner via a powder compaction process. The body may be coupled to the liner via diffusion bonds during the powder compaction process. The fluid-handling component may be constructed for use in a mineral extraction system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry A. Martino, Declan Elliott, Gopalakrishna Srinivasamurthy Magadi, Terry Lynn Clancy
  • Publication number: 20170130846
    Abstract: Provided is a valve, including an in-line flow passage, a shut-off mechanism, and a multi-stage throttling section disposed in the in-line flow passage. Further provided is an in-line valve, including a flow control component and a sealing component, wherein the flow control component and the sealing component are separate from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Declan Elliott, Andrew Grace, Edmund McHugh, Martin O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20170058633
    Abstract: A choke valve system includes a choke valve having a body and an annular seat disposed within the body. The choke valve also includes a plug configured to move relative to the annular seat between an open position in which a fluid is enabled to flow through the choke valve and a closed position in which the fluid is blocked from flowing through the choke valve and in which the plug contacts an annular seating surface of the annular seat. The choke valve further includes a damper coupled to the plug, and the damper is configured to absorb a load generated by contact between the plug and the annular seating surface of the annular seat as the plug moves into the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Declan Elliott, Michael Anthony McKeon
  • Patent number: 9482347
    Abstract: Provided is a valve, including an in-line flow passage, a shut-off mechanism, and a multi-stage throttling section disposed in the in-line flow passage. Further provided is an in-line valve, including a flow control component and a sealing component, wherein the flow control component and the sealing component are separate from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Declan Elliott, Andrew Grace, Edmund McHugh, Martin O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20160186526
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward a choke valve system including a choke valve body and a plurality of choke trims. The plurality of choke trims comprises a plug and cage choke trim, an external sleeve choke trim, and a drilling choke trim, wherein the drilling choke trim is configured to enable a fluid flow rate greater than the plug and cage choke trim and the external sleeve choke trim, and wherein each of the plurality of choke trims is configured to be mutually exclusively secured within the choke valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Declan Elliott, Michael Anthony McKeon