Patents by Inventor Frank Duran

Frank Duran 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).

  • Publication number: 20240102582
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for vertical deployment of leaching lines onto a slope of a mine leach pad. The system includes an elevated guidewire having a first end disposed at a top of the slope and a second end disposed at a bottom of the slope; the elevated guidewire being elevated above a surface of the slope; a deployment apparatus moveably coupled to the elevated guidewire and having one or more attachment mechanisms disposed thereon; and one or more leaching lines coupled to the attachment mechanisms; wherein movement of the deployment mechanism from the top of the slope to the bottom of the slope pulls the one or more leaching lines down the slope and deploys the one or more leaching lines vertically onto the surface of the slope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Kyle Lincoln, Frank Duran
  • Publication number: 20240026748
    Abstract: A frac plug is disclosed that is used for isolating a lower portion of a wellbore from an upper portion to enable a fracking process on newly created perforations in casing or liner pipe where the frac plug is particularly designed rapid drill out after all the fracking operations have been completed. The frac plug includes arrangements for holding the polymer or rubber element from rotation as the plug is being drilled. One arrangement includes pins that lock the polymer element to the bottom cone. In another, the polymer element is simply bonded by adhesive to the faceted cone. The facets on the cone prevent the cone from rotating in the wellbore by being pressed against the flat bottom slip segments that remain locked to the casing or liner pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: G&H Diversified Manufacturing LP
    Inventors: Frank Duran, Timmothy Lee, Manuel Morales, Ryan Ward, Steven Zakharia