Patents by Inventor Eric Chaize

Eric Chaize 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: 11095069
    Abstract: A wet-mateable coupling member for making an electrical connection having: a body having a cavity wall which defines an internal cavity, and a hollow sleeve located inside the internal cavity. The sleeve is arranged in the internal cavity to define: an outer chamber between the sleeve and the cavity wall. The sleeve defines an inner chamber inside the sleeve. The sleeve has an electrically-insulating layer and an electrically-conductive layer. The electrically-conductive layer defines an outer surface of the sleeve in the outer chamber and has a semi-conductive layer, the semi-conductive layer being a conductive elastomer. An electrical contact is adapted to be housed inside the inner chamber and configured for making the electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eric Chaize, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20210075149
    Abstract: A wet-mateable coupling member for making an electrical connection having: a body having a cavity wall which defines an internal cavity, and a hollow sleeve located inside the internal cavity. The sleeve is arranged in the internal cavity to define: an outer chamber between the sleeve and the cavity wall. The sleeve defines an inner chamber inside the sleeve. The sleeve has an electrically-insulating layer and an electrically-conductive layer. The electrically-conductive layer defines an outer surface of the sleeve in the outer chamber and has a semi-conductive layer, the semi-conductive layer being a conductive elastomer. An electrical contact is adapted to be housed inside the inner chamber and configured for making the electrical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eric Chaize, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 8668509
    Abstract: A wet-mateable connector for making a connection underwater comprises a male component 10 having a male pin 14 and a female component 20 having a female socket 24 for receiving the male pin. The male component has a male wiper seal assembly 16 which moves between a decoupled and a coupled position during coupling of the male component 10 and female component 20 so as to wipe at least a portion of the male pin 14. A latch 42a, 48 is provided which is arranged to latch the male wiper seal assembly 16 to the female component 20 during coupling such that when the male and female components are decoupled, the male wiper seal assembly 16 is returned to the decoupled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: RMSpumptools Limited
    Inventor: Eric Chaize
  • Patent number: 8662188
    Abstract: A technique facilitates the conveyance of signals along a drill pipe. A cable system is combined with the drill pipe and attached along the drill pipe to convey signals. The cable system may comprise a conductive cable, a cable retention system, a cable termination, and a cable connector coupled to the conductive cable at the cable termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Intelliserv, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Chaize, Joseph A. Nicholson, Jonathan W. Brown, Laurent Caekebeke
  • Patent number: 8545244
    Abstract: A technique facilitates the reliable connection of cables in subsea environments. A cablehead system is designed to reliably connect cables to subsea components while providing long term protection of the connection in potentially harsh, subsea environments. The cablehead system comprises a cable clamp housing which may be coupled to a bulkhead assembly by a cavity housing which provides space for routing of internal communication lines. One or more additional protective components are incorporated into the cablehead system to ensure a reliable connection and to further protect the internal communication lines from exposure to the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Allan Nicholson, Eric Chaize, Stephen Henry, Kirtikumar Patel, Jeff Marabella
  • Patent number: 8376765
    Abstract: A wet-mateable connector for making a connection underwater comprises a male component 10 having a male pin 14 and a female component 20 having a female socket 24 for receiving the male pin. A fluid chamber 34 containing dielectric fluid and a water ingress treatment module 36 for removing water from the dielectric fluid are provided. The male and female components 10, 20 are arranged to be mechanically coupled together such that the female socket 24 receives the male pin 14, thereby making the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: RMSpumptools Limited
    Inventor: Eric Chaize
  • Patent number: 8272885
    Abstract: There is disclosed a connector, such as a wet-mateable connector, comprising first and second components having first and second contacts respectively and arranged to be coupled together such that the first and second contacts make a connection. The connector comprises a shuttle associated with the first component and moveable between at least a decoupled position in which the shuttle protects the first contact and a coupled position in which the first contact is exposed. During coupling of the first and second components the shuttle is moved to the coupled position so as to expose the first contact such that it can make an electrical connection with the second contact. The connector also comprises a latch arranged to latch the second component to the shuttle such that upon decoupling of the first and second components, the shuttle is returned to the decoupled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: RMSpumptools Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Pearce, Eric Chaize
  • Publication number: 20110306227
    Abstract: There is disclosed a connector, such as a wet-mateable connector, comprising first and second components having first and second contacts respectively and arranged to be coupled together such that the first and second contacts make a connection. The connector comprises a shuttle associated with the first component and moveable between at least a decoupled position in which the shuttle protects the first contact and a coupled position in which the first contact is exposed. During coupling of the first and second components the shuttle is moved to the coupled position so as to expose the first contact such that it can make an electrical connection with the second contact. The connector also comprises a latch arranged to latch the second component to the shuttle such that upon decoupling of the first and second components, the shuttle is returned to the decoupled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: RMSpumptools Limited
    Inventors: Oliver PEARCE, Eric Chaize
  • Publication number: 20110304135
    Abstract: A wet-mateable connector for making a connection underwater comprises a male component 10 having a male pin 14 and a female component 20 having a female socket 24 for receiving the male pin. The male component has a male wiper seal assembly 16 which moves between a decoupled and a coupled position during coupling of the male component 10 and female component 20 so as to wipe at least a portion of the male pin 14. A latch 42a, 48 is provided which is arranged to latch the male wiper seal assembly 16 to the female component 20 during coupling such that when the male and female components are decoupled, the male wiper seal assembly 16 is returned to the decoupled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: RMSpumptools Limited
    Inventor: Eric CHAIZE
  • Publication number: 20110306225
    Abstract: A wet-mateable connector for making a connection underwater comprises a male component 10 having a male pin 14 and a female component 20 having a female socket 24 for receiving the male pin. A fluid chamber 34 containing dielectric fluid and a water ingress treatment module 36 for removing water from the dielectric fluid are provided. The male and female components 10, 20 are arranged to be mechanically coupled together such that the female socket 24 receives the male pin 14, thereby making the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: RMSpumptools Limited
    Inventor: Eric CHAIZE
  • Publication number: 20110108267
    Abstract: A technique facilitates the conveyance of signals along a drill pipe. A cable system is combined with the drill pipe and attached along the drill pipe to convey signals. The cable system may comprise a conductive cable, a cable retention system, a cable termination, and a cable connector coupled to the conductive cable at the cable termination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: INTELLISERV ,LLC.
    Inventors: Eric Chaize, Joseph A. Nicholson, Jonathan W. Brown, Laurent Caekebeke
  • Patent number: RE46344
    Abstract: A wet-mateable connector for making a connection underwater comprises a male component 10 having a male pin 14 and a female component 20 having a female socket 24 for receiving the male pin. The male component has a male wiper seal assembly 16 which moves between a decoupled and a coupled position during coupling of the male component 10 and female component 20 so as to wipe at least a portion of the male pin 14. A latch 42a, 48 is provided which is arranged to latch the male wiper seal assembly 16 to the female component 20 during coupling such that when the male and female components are decoupled, the male wiper seal assembly 16 is returned to the decoupled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: RMSPUMPTOOLS LIMITED
    Inventor: Eric Chaize