Patents by Inventor George W. Russell

George W. Russell 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: 5826669
    Abstract: A method of preventing or controlling the loss of well drilling fluid into the pores and fractures of subterranean rock formations by the addition of resilient graphitic carbon particles to the drilling fluid in sufficient amounts to plug the pores and fractures. The graphitic carbon material reduces loss of circulation, lowers torque and drag, prevents casing wear while drilling, and provides a new method for the controlled release of graphite at extreme pressure. The material is non-toxic and imparts the well-known lubricating properties of graphite without contributing to surface sheen development under US EPA offshore cuttings discharge rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Superior Graphite Co.
    Inventors: Peter L. Zaleski, David J. Derwin, Donald J. Weintritt, George W. Russell
  • Patent number: 4687054
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for operating a downhole sucker rod pump in which a downhole linear motor is controlled by a surface digital computer. The motor includes a number of coil sections circumfusing and spaced along the length of a non-magnetic tube, and an armature positioned coaxially inside the tube. The armature section includes a central mandrel of a non-magnetic material and a number of laminated armature sections circumfusing and spaced along the length of the mandrel. The tube is sized substantially the same as the production tubing, and the armature is not physically connected to the tube, such that the armature and the attached pump can be removed without removing the tubing. The coils are energized by electric power supplied by three electric conductors running from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventors: George W. Russell, Larry B. Underwood