Patents by Inventor Jack Gammill Clemens

Jack Gammill Clemens 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: 10400533
    Abstract: A downhole hanger assembly having a downhole hanger and a telemetry unit. The telemetry unit can reside within the downhole hanger or the telemetry unit can reside in a telemetry component which is coupled with the downhole hanger. The downhole hanger assembly can be lowered into a wellbore tubular and set against an interior wall of the wellbore tubular. The telemetry unit can receive and transmit data uphole and/or downhole. The data can be received from another telemetry unit and/or from a tool assembly, such as a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Alistair Gordon, Jack Gammill Clemens, Paul David Ringgenberg
  • Patent number: 10358883
    Abstract: A downhole tool assembly includes a downhole tool and an anchor. The anchor is positionable at a downhole work site and includes a wet-connect port for engaging a battery pack. The tool operates until the battery runs low on power, when a low battery power alert is activated. The tool may be anchored at the work site while the battery is disconnected and retrieved to the surface for replacement. One or more charged batteries are then deployed and connected to the tool without having to remove the tool from the worksite or reposition the tool. The tool may be coupled to a wireline cable or a slickline cable or coiled tubing having a conductive wire for delivering low-voltage power to the tool. While the low-voltage power may not be adequate to operate the tool at full load, the power may be used to charge the tool during downtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Gregory Thomas, Jack Gammill Clemens, Matthew Craig Mlcak
  • Patent number: 10358890
    Abstract: A wellbore sealing device having an elastomeric element with complex features and associated additive manufacturing method is disclosed. The complex features can include voids such as isolated voids and undercut-like voids that cannot be reasonably produced using existing molding techniques (e.g., due physically impossible mold shapes or cost-prohibitive mold requirements). These complex features can alleviate stress and increase radial expansion of the elastomeric element in response to axial compression of the elastomeric element. Such elastomeric elements with complex features can be additively manufactured (e.g., through three dimensional printing). In some cases, the elastomeric elements can be additively manufactured directly on a tool, such as on an end plate or mandrel of a wellbore sealing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Zhong, Nathan J. Harder, Jack Gammill Clemens
  • Publication number: 20190169967
    Abstract: A casing patch includes a tubular that comprises a first end and a second end opposite the first end, each of the first end and second end comprising an expandable wedge that is deformable into a wellbore casing; and a locating profile formed onto an inner surface of the tubular between the first and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Jack Gammill Clemens
  • Publication number: 20190093447
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods are provided for retrieving a sealing assembly from within a tubing string positioned downhole in a wellbore. The sealing assembly may include a plug that may include a non-elastomeric material at least partially surrounding an elastomeric material. The sealing assembly may be run downhole in the wellbore with the plug at an original diameter. The sealing assembly may be set such that the plug is expanded to a set diameter. The retrieval tool may be coupled to the sealing assembly and may be extended in a first direction. The extension of the retrieval tool may lengthen the sealing assembly. The lengthening of the sealing assembly may extend the length of the plug and may thereby reduce the diameter of the plug. In some aspects, the retrieval tool may reduce the diameter of the plug back to the original diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Anthony Phan, Mark Holly
  • Publication number: 20190071948
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a retrievable bridge plug assembly. The retrievable bridge plug assembly includes a sealing element that is elastically deformable to expand radially outward when the sealing element experiences axial compression and at least one anti-extrusion device positioned downhole from the sealing element. The at least one anti-extrusion device includes a shoulder that in operation maintains contact with the sealing element. Also included in the at least one anti-extrusion device is a plurality of anti-extrusion petals positioned downhole from the shoulder that expand radially outward from the anti-extrusion device. Additionally, the at least one anti-extrusion device includes an expandable sleeve surrounding the plurality of anti-extrusion petals that covers extrusion gaps of the plurality of anti-extrusion petals when the plurality of anti-extrusion petals expand radially outward from the anti-extrusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony PHAN, Jack Gammill CLEMENS, Mark HOLLY
  • Publication number: 20190017340
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features of the disclosure relate to an anchor for a linear actuator. In one example, the anchor includes a body, a mandrel with at least two slip-receiving portions, and one or more slips. The body can be coupled to the linear actuator and the mandrel can be coupled to the power rod of the linear actuator. The linear actuator can power on and cause the power rod to move in an uphole direction toward the linear actuator. Moving the power rod can cause the mandrel to move in an uphole direction. The slip can respond to the mandrel moving in an uphole direction by expanding outward. The mandrel can continue to move in the uphole direction until the slip is received at a second slip-receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Mark Holly, Nathan J. Harder
  • Publication number: 20190003267
    Abstract: A chain of bend-limiter segments is coupled together. The chain has a first end and a second end. The chain is bendable such that an angle between the first end and the second end is at least N degrees and a radius of curvature of the chain is at least M. A cable is inserted through the chain from the first end to the second end. The chain and the cable are coupled to a tool. The tool is pulled using the cable. The chain maintains a radius of curvature of the cable greater than M and prevents a stress level in the cable from exceeding a yield point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicants: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Gregory Thomas, Jack Gammill Clemens, Richard Mineo
  • Patent number: 10161194
    Abstract: A downhole tool includes a housing that includes a bore therethrough to receive a portion of a downhole conveyance that extends linearly through the bore from a first opening in the housing to a second opening in the housing, the downhole conveyance including a communication line sized to communicate instructions that includes at least one of logic or data; and a grip assembly at least partially positioned in the bore to engagingly hold the portion of the downhole conveyance at a tension at least equal to a breaking strength of the downhole conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Dominick Joseph Bellotte
  • Patent number: 10156111
    Abstract: Wire retrieval device to cut and recover wire or cable from a well. The wire retrieval device is suited for, among other applications, the retrieval of metallic, non-metallic, or composite wires from a wellbore. A method and system for retrieving a wire or cable from a well using a wire retrieval tool operable to cut a downhole wire and retain the cut segments in a holding cavity within the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, David Larimore
  • Patent number: 10125560
    Abstract: A wellbore bailer includes a bailer body that includes a top end, a tubular portion, and a nose, the tubular portion adapted to at least partially enclose a wellbore fluid and the nose including an outlet; a piston arranged in the tubular portion uphole of the wellbore fluid; a passage fluidly coupled to at least one of a pressure chamber or the fluid outlet, the pressure chamber arranged uphole of the piston and adapted to at least partially enclose a pressurized fluid; a pressure barrier arranged across the passage; and an actuator including a puncture member adapted to pierce the pressure barrier based on adjustment of the actuator from an unactuated position to an actuated position, the piston urged by the pressurized fluid to forcibly expel the wellbore fluid through the outlet based on piercing of the pressure barrier by the puncture member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan William Kasperski, Jack Gammill Clemens, George Nathan Aldredge, Matthew Craig Mlcak
  • Publication number: 20180320474
    Abstract: A wellbore isolation device includes a tubular body having an inner bore formed longitudinally therethrough. A plurality of centralizing arms is radially extendible from the tubular body. At least one slip is radially extendible from the tubular body. A sealing assembly that is radially extendible from the tubular body is also included and disposed between the centralizing arms and the slip. The sealing assembly includes a radially extendible elastomeric sealing surface and an anti-extrusion device having at least two support members coupled to opposite longitudinal ends of the elastomeric sealing surface. An equalizing port is also included which is disposed in the tubular body and permits, when opened, fluidic communication between external the tubular body and the inner bore thereby equalizing the pressure between external the tubular body and the inner bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill CLEMENS, Nathan James HARDER, Charles Timothy SMITH
  • Patent number: 10088014
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved tension member or slickline used in wellbore intervention operations. One exemplary tension member includes a first portion comprising a metallic material and having a distal end, a second portion comprising a non-metallic material and having a proximal end, and a joint coupling the proximal end of the second portion to the distal end of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, David Larimore
  • Patent number: 10041320
    Abstract: In some aspects, a cutting tool is provided. The cutting tool can include a mandrel, a sleeve, and first and second cutting elements. The mandrel can include first and second protrusions positioned at respective first and second lengths along the mandrel. The sleeve can at least partially surround the mandrel. Each of the first and second cutting elements can move from a respective position within the sleeve to a respective position at least partially protruding from the sleeve in response to a respective force exerted by a respective one of the first and second protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Gammill Clemens
  • Patent number: 10024132
    Abstract: A through tubing bridge plug (200) for providing a gripping and sealing engagement with a casing string of a wellbore. The bridge plug (200) includes an actuation rod (208), an anchor assembly (212), a pair of compression assemblies, each including a support assembly (216, 242) and an anti extrusion assembly (220, 238) and a packing assembly (224) disposed about the actuation rod (208) between the compression assemblies. Responsive to longitudinal movement of the actuation rod (208), the anchor assembly (212) establishes the gripping engagement with the casing string, the compression assemblies are radially deployed such that the anti extrusion assemblies (220, 238) are supported by the support assemblies (216, 242) and the packing assembly (224) establishes the sealing engagement with the casing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Wesley Neil Ludwig, James Dan Vick, John Patrick Rodgers, Edwin A. Eaton, Marco Serra
  • Publication number: 20180187509
    Abstract: A wellbore sealing device having an elastomeric element with complex features and associated additive manufacturing method is disclosed. The complex features can include voids such as isolated voids and undercut-like voids that cannot be reasonably produced using existing molding techniques (e.g., due physically impossible mold shapes or cost-prohibitive mold requirements). These complex features can alleviate stress and increase radial expansion of the elastomeric element in response to axial compression of the elastomeric element. Such elastomeric elements with complex features can be additively manufactured (e.g., through three dimensional printing). In some cases, the elastomeric elements can be additively manufactured directly on a tool, such as on an end plate or mandrel of a wellbore sealing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Zhong, Nathan J. Harder, Jack Gammill Clemens
  • Publication number: 20180112481
    Abstract: A downhole hanger assembly having a downhole hanger and a telemetry unit. The telemetry unit can reside within the downhole hanger or the telemetry unit can reside in a telemetry component which is coupled with the downhole hanger. The downhole hanger assembly can be lowered into a wellbore tubular and set against an interior wall of the wellbore tubular. The telemetry unit can receive and transmit data uphole and/or downhole. The data can be received from another telemetry unit and/or from a tool assembly, such as a sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Alistair GORDON, Jack Gammill CLEMENS, Paul David RINGGENBERG
  • Patent number: 9822596
    Abstract: Techniques for releasing a well tool string from a wireline release tool includes initiating actuation of a linear actuator of the wireline release tool, the actuator coupled to an inner mandrel on which a retractable latch rides, the retractable latch including a profile formed on an outer surface of the latch that is coupled to the well tool string; actuating the actuator to move the inner mandrel of the wireline release tool to remove support of the profile by a ramp formed on the outer surface, the profile retracted toward the inner mandrel based on the movement of the inner mandrel; decoupling the profile from the well tool string based on retraction of the profile toward the inner mandrel; and moving the wireline release tool into a position to release the wireline release tool from the well tool string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Bryan William Kasperski, Matthew Craig Mlcak, George Nathan Aldredge
  • Patent number: 9822598
    Abstract: An impact generator includes a housing having an uphole end and a downhole end and defining a chamber therein between the uphole and downhole ends. A mandrel is movably arranged at least partially within the chamber between an engaged configuration and a disengaged configuration, and a top sub is coupled to the housing at the uphole end and has an upper core extension arranged at least partially therein. The upper core extension is configured to move between a fixed position, where the mandrel is maintained in the engaged configuration, and an unfixed position, where the mandrel is able to move to the disengaged configuration. An impact tool is coupled to a distal end of the mandrel to deliver an impact force to a downhole obstruction when the mandrel is moved to the disengaged configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Blaine Miller, Jack Gammill Clemens
  • Publication number: 20170226814
    Abstract: A flexible smart release tool enables a control unit at the surface to individually communicate with release tools that are located downhole. The release tools may be individually addressed using a unique logical identifier. Thus, a specific release tool may be sent a command to release an attached downhole tool string at any time. The release tool may include control logic for receiving the command and using an onboard clock for timing of activation of a release interface, as optionally specified in the command. A heartbeat function may be implemented between the release tool and the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Bryan William Kasperski