Patents by Inventor Don Aldridge

Don Aldridge 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: 10138706
    Abstract: A technique includes running a seat assembly on a conveyance line into a tubing string, which has previously been installed in a well. The seat assembly includes a seat, which is adapted to receive an untethered object. The technique includes attaching the seat assembly to the string at a location downhole in the well; receiving the object to create a fluid barrier; and diverting fluid using the fluid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Baihly, Michael Bertoja, Robert A. Parrott, Bruno Lecerf, Don Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20160222759
    Abstract: A technique includes installing a tubing string having a toe initiator valve in a wellbore; and opening the toe initiator valve to establish fluid communication between an interior of the string and a region outside of the string. The technique includes using the fluid communication established by the open toe initiator valve to communicate a degradable object downhole to land in a seat of the string; and performing a downhole operation using a fluid barrier resulting from the landed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Don Aldridge, Isaac Aviles Cadena, Afou Keshishian, Christopher Cromer
  • Publication number: 20150247378
    Abstract: A technique includes running a seat assembly on a conveyance line into a tubing string, which has previously been installed in a well. The seat assembly includes a seat, which is adapted to receive an untethered object. The technique includes attaching the seat assembly to the string at a location downhole in the well; receiving the object to create a fluid barrier; and diverting fluid using the fluid barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Baihly, Michael Bertoja, Robert A. Parrott, Bruno Lecerf, Don Aldridge
  • Patent number: 9033041
    Abstract: A technique includes running a seat assembly on a conveyance line into a tubing string, which has previously been installed in a well. The seat assembly includes a seat, which is adapted to receive an untethered object. The technique includes attaching the seat assembly to the string at a location downhole in the well; receiving the object to create a fluid barrier; and diverting fluid using the fluid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Baihly, Michael J. Bertoja, Robert A. Parrott, Bruno Lecerf, Don Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8844637
    Abstract: A technique provides a system and methodology for treating a plurality of zones, e.g. well zones. A plurality of flow control devices is located along a tubular structure, such as a well string in a wellbore. Each flow control device or each set of flow control devices comprises a seat member having a unique profile relative to the profiles of the other flow control devices. Drop objects are designed with engagement features arranged to engage the profiles of specific flow control devices. For example, each drop object may have an engagement feature of a corresponding profile designed to engage the unique profile of a specific flow control device or of a specific set of flow control devices to enable actuation of the specific flow control device or the specific set of flow control devices once the drop object is dropped through the tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Baihly, Don Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20130175033
    Abstract: A technique provides a system and methodology for treating a plurality of zones, e.g. well zones. A plurality of flow control devices is located along a tubular structure, such as a well string in a wellbore. Each flow control device or each set of flow control devices comprises a seat member having a unique profile relative to the profiles of the other flow control devices. Drop objects are designed with engagement features arranged to engage the profiles of specific flow control devices. For example, each drop object may have an engagement feature of a corresponding profile designed to engage the unique profile of a specific flow control device or of a specific set of flow control devices to enable actuation of the specific flow control device or the specific set of flow control devices once the drop object is dropped through the tubular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Baihly, Don Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20130133897
    Abstract: A valve device for restricting flow is provided that includes a degradable portion. A method of temporarily blocking flow is also provided which includes a degradable portion of an oilfield element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Baihly, Don Aldridge, Rashmi B. Bhavsar, Manuel P. Marya, Nitin Y. Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20130062063
    Abstract: A technique includes running a seat assembly on a conveyance line into a tubing string, which has previously been installed in a well. The seat assembly includes a seat, which is adapted to receive an untethered object. The technique includes attaching the seat assembly to the string at a location downhole in the well; receiving the object to create a fluid barrier; and diverting fluid using the fluid barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Baihly, Michael J. Bertoja, Robert A. Parrott, Bruno Lecerf, Don Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20100121575
    Abstract: A ground-based data collection, fusion, analysis and communication system and method are provided to effect collision avoidance for unmanned aerial systems. These systems and methods levy minimal demands on the very strict payload size, weight, and power constraints of many unmanned aerial system platforms by providing an off-board, rather than onboard, sensor system and data fusion capability supporting data acquisition and data fusion from a full spectrum of available sensors. These systems and methods include a capability for high-speed all-source data fusion and analysis with an objective of providing advisory information to a remotely-located pilot of an unmanned aerial system in a timely enough manner for the pilot to effect evasive maneuvers in situations to avoid collision between the unmanned aerial system and conflicting aerial traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: ARINC INC.
    Inventors: Don Aldridge, Kirk Falk
  • Patent number: 4817210
    Abstract: A protective coat for firefighters comprises an outer shell, an inner liner and a flap. The outer shell has a front and back portion defining a neck opening and right and left sleeve openings, and right and left sleeves attached to the right and left sleeve openings, the back portion having a lower edge. The inner liner also has a front and back portion defining a neck opening and right and left sleeve openings, and right and left sleeves attached to the right and left sleeve openings, the back portion having a lower edge. The sleeves of the inner liner are insertable within the sleeves of the outer shell and the neck openings are coincident so that the inner liner is secured within the outer shell. The flap is extendable downwardly in a first position below the lower edge of the back portions of the outer shell and inner liner and is foldable upwardly in a second position thereabove to provide a visual indication that the inner liner is missing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Lion Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Aldridge, Rolf U. Metzger