Patents by Inventor James Barnhouse

James Barnhouse 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: 11852135
    Abstract: A retainer nut assembly for a fluid end of a pump system includes a plug with two blades separated by edge cuts, a plug exterior face and a threaded rod extending from the plug exterior face. Each of the blades includes an arcuate face. A mid-cap includes a hole for receiving the threaded rod therethrough with the mid-cap positioned adjacent the plug. The mid-cap further includes flange segments. A cover cap includes a hole for receiving the threaded rod therethrough with the cover cap positioned adjacent the mid-cap. The cover cap has extensions separated by cut outs. Each of the extensions are configured to extend axially between respective flange segments of the mid-cap when the cover cap is assembled to the mid-cap. A fastener engages the threaded rod and secures the retainer nut assembly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Barnhouse, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11852127
    Abstract: A retainer assembly and plug for a fluid end of a pump system includes a retainer body. A plurality of tongues are movably arranged about the retainer body. The tongues are moveable between a pre-installed configuration and an installed configuration depending on the position of the retainer body relative to the tongues. In the installed configuration engaging flanges of the tongues are positioned in a retaining channel formed in a bore of the fluid end and retain the retainer assembly to the fluid end. A plug is configured to sealingly fit to the bore of the fluid end inboard of the retainer assembly and a locking mechanism is configured to secure the retainer assembly to the plug, and when so secured, the position of the retainer body is maintained relative to the plurality of tongues and the retainer assembly is maintained in the installed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Barnhouse, Jr., Daryl J. Belshan, Jacob Brown, Henry Do
  • Publication number: 20230235730
    Abstract: A retainer assembly and plug for a fluid end of a pump system includes a retainer body. A plurality of tongues are movably arranged about the retainer body. The tongues are moveable between a pre-installed configuration and an installed configuration depending on the position of the retainer body relative to the tongues. In the installed configuration engaging flanges of the tongues are positioned in a retaining channel formed in a bore of the fluid end and retain the retainer assembly to the fluid end. A plug is configured to sealingly fit to the bore of the fluid end inboard of the retainer assembly and a locking mechanism is configured to secure the retainer assembly to the plug, and when so secured, the position of the retainer body is maintained relative to the plurality of tongues and the retainer assembly is maintained in the installed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Barnhouse, JR., Daryl J. Belshan, Jacob Brown, Henry Do
  • Publication number: 20230193896
    Abstract: A retainer nut assembly for a fluid end of a pump system includes a plug with two blades separated by edge cuts, a plug exterior face and a threaded rod extending from the plug exterior face. Each of the blades includes an arcuate face. A mid-cap includes a hole for receiving the threaded rod therethrough with the mid-cap positioned adjacent the plug. The mid-cap further includes flange segments. A cover cap includes a hole for receiving the threaded rod therethrough with the cover cap positioned adjacent the mid-cap. The cover cap has extensions separated by cut outs. Each of the extensions are configured to extend axially between respective flange segments of the mid-cap when the cover cap is assembled to the mid-cap. A fastener engages the threaded rod and secures the retainer nut assembly together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Barnhouse, JR.
  • Patent number: 11674509
    Abstract: A long sleeve cartridge for being inserted into a fluid end block of a pump is disclosed. The long sleeve cartridge includes a body and a sleeve bore extending through the body. The sleeve bore includes a first inner diameter and a second inner diameter. The first inner diameter is less than the second inner diameter. A first aperture is located on the body, and a second aperture is located on the body in a radial position substantially diametrically opposite of the first aperture. A packing seal assembly is secured within the long sleeve cartridge. The packing seal assembly includes one or more seals and a biasing mechanism to provide a compression force on the seals. The packing seal assembly is arranged within the second inner diameter when the packing seal assembly is disposed within the long sleeve cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl J. Belshan, James Barnhouse, Jacob Brown, Todd R. Kabrich
  • Publication number: 20230151808
    Abstract: A system and method for providing one or more pressurized fluid barriers for a fluid end of a reciprocating pump can comprise energization of, using a clean fluid, one or more components provided at distinct different locations of the reciprocating pump to a pressure greater than a cyclical pressure of the reciprocating pump associated with operation of the reciprocating pump to output fracking fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl BELSHAN, Jacob BROWN, James BARNHOUSE
  • Publication number: 20230130824
    Abstract: A long sleeve cartridge for being inserted into a fluid end block of a pump is disclosed. The long sleeve cartridge includes a body and a sleeve bore extending through the body. The sleeve bore includes a first inner diameter and a second inner diameter. The first inner diameter is less than the second inner diameter. A first aperture is located on the body, and a second aperture is located on the body in a radial position substantially diametrically opposite of the first aperture. A packing seal assembly is secured within the long sleeve cartridge. The packing seal assembly includes one or more seals and a biasing mechanism to provide a compression force on the seals. The packing seal assembly is arranged within the second inner diameter when the packing seal assembly is disposed within the long sleeve cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl J. Belshan, James Barnhouse, Jacob Brown, Todd R. Kabrich
  • Patent number: 10450803
    Abstract: An expandable tool includes a body and a recess extending at least partially through the body from an outer radial surface of the body. A spline insert may be at least partially positioned in the recess and coupled to the body. The spline insert may include a single spline or multiple splines. A cutter block or other expandable member may be at least partially positioned in the recess. The cutter block or other expandable member may include a spline on a side surface thereof, which spline may be engaged with the one or more splines of the spline insert. Engagement between one or more splines of the spline insert and spline of the cutter block or other expandable member may allow the expandable member to move radially outward from a retracted position to an expanded position, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manoj D. Mahajan, Timothy A. Burdett, Yuri Y. Burhan, James A. Barnhouse, Vincente S. Salvo, Kenneth D. Hora
  • Publication number: 20190145176
    Abstract: An expandable tool includes a body and a recess extending at least partially through the body from an outer radial surface of the body. A spline insert may be at least partially positioned in the recess and coupled to the body. The spline insert may include a single spline or multiple splines. A cutter block or other expandable member may be at least partially positioned in the recess. The cutter block or other expandable member may include a spline on a side surface thereof, which spline may be engaged with the one or more splines of the spline insert. Engagement between one or more splines of the spline insert and spline of the cutter block or other expandable member may allow the expandable member to move radially outward from a retracted position to an expanded position, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Manoj D. Mahajan, Timothy A. Burdett, Yuri Y. Burhan, James A. Barnhouse, Vincente S. Salvo, Kenneth D. Hora
  • Patent number: 10190367
    Abstract: An expandable tool includes a body and a recess extending at least partially through the body from an outer radial surface of the body. A spline insert may be at least partially positioned in the recess and coupled to the body. The spline insert may include a single spline or multiple splines. A cutter block or other expandable member may be at least partially positioned in the recess. The cutter block or other expandable member may include a spline on a side surface thereof, which spline may be engaged with the one or more splines of the spline insert. Engagement between one or more splines of the spline insert and spline of the cutter block or other expandable member may allow the expandable member to move radially outward from a retracted position to an expanded position, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Barnhouse, Manoj D. Mahajan, Vincente S. Salvo, Timothy A. Burdett, Yuri Y. Burhan, Kenneth D. Hora
  • Patent number: 9915101
    Abstract: An underreamer for increasing the diameter of a bore. The underreamer includes a substantially cylindrical body having an axial bore therein. A mandrel may extend axially through the axial bore. One or more cutter blocks are movably coupled to the body. A ratio of a height of the cutter block to a diameter of the body is between about 0.35:1 and about 0.50:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Manoj D Mahajan, Daniel W Brietzke, Nathan Fuller, James Barnhouse, Georges Ishak
  • Patent number: 9915100
    Abstract: An underreamer for increasing the diameter of a bore. The underreamer includes a substantially cylindrical body. A mandrel may extend axially through the body. One or more cutter blocks are movably coupled to the body. A ratio of a height of the cutter block to a diameter of the body is between about 0.35:1 and about 0.50:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Manoj D. Mahajan, Daniel W. Brietzke, Nathan E. Fuller, James A. Barnhouse, Georges Ishak
  • Publication number: 20160017664
    Abstract: An expandable tool includes a body and a recess extending at least partially through the body from an outer radial surface of the body. A spline insert may be at least partially positioned in the recess and coupled to the body. The spline insert may include a single spline or multiple splines. A cutter block or other expandable member may be at least partially positioned in the recess. The cutter block or other expandable member may include a spline on a side surface thereof, which spline may be engaged with the one or more splines of the spline insert. Engagement between one or more splines of the spline insert and spline of the cutter block or other expandable member may allow the expandable member to move radially outward from a retracted position to an expanded position, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: James A. Barnhouse, Manoj D. Mahajan, Vincente S. Salvo, Timothy A. Burdett, Yuri Y. Burhan, Kenneth D. Hora
  • Publication number: 20150354320
    Abstract: A downhole tool may include a body with a flow channel therethrough. The flow channel may be an outer flow channel that is radially outward relative to an inner flow channel and/or a rod. The rod or inner flow channel may act as a valve to allow flow within the outer flow channel. A plunger may be positioned within the body and acted upon by fluid in the inner flow channel or the rod. The plunger may move from a first position that restricts fluid flow from the outer flow channel to a chamber in the body to a second position that allows fluid flow from the outer flow channel to the chamber in the body at least partially in response to fluid flowing through the inner flow channel. An expandable member, such as a cutting tool or isolation tool, may be movably coupled to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Manoj D. Mahajan, James A. Barnhouse
  • Publication number: 20150184462
    Abstract: An underreamer for increasing the diameter of a bore. The underreamer includes a substantially cylindrical body. A mandrel may extend axially through the body. One or more cutter blocks are movably coupled to the body. A ratio of a height of the cutter block to a diameter of the body is between about 0.35:1 and about 0.50:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Manoj D. Mahajan, Daniel W. Brietzke, Nathan E. Fuller, James A. Barnhouse, Georges Ishak
  • Publication number: 20140182940
    Abstract: An underreamer for increasing the diameter of a bore. The underreamer includes a substantially cylindrical body having an axial bore therein. A mandrel may extend axially through the axial bore. One or more cutter blocks are movably coupled to the body. A ratio of a height of the cutter block to a diameter of the body is between about 0.35:1 and about 0.50:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Manoj D Mahajan, Daniel W Brietzke, Nathan Fuller, James Barnhouse, Georges Ishak
  • Publication number: 20080083468
    Abstract: A hose for filtering metallic particles present in a fluid is provided. The hose includes a tubular core through which the fluid passes that has an inner surface, an outer sheathing, and at least one reinforcement layer provided between the tubular core and the outer sheathing. One or more of, the tubular core, the at least one reinforcement layer, and the outer sheathing, is configured to create a sufficient magnetic field to attract at least a portion of the metallic particles present in the fluid and collect them on the inner surface of the tubular core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Gina Clark, James Barnhouse, Christopher Schwab, Jason Dahms, Troy Lutz, Michael Wells, Ryan Williams, Christopher Bunde
  • Publication number: 20070017591
    Abstract: A shaped hose assembly includes a length of hose having an external surface and a hose form including a non-continuous, generally curved wall that extends around the circumference of the external surface of the hose. The wall includes a first axially extending end and a second axially extending end. The hose form also includes at least one bend of predetermined radius. A method for shaping hose is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: James Barnhouse, George Wooley, Kevin Hartle
  • Publication number: 20050241714
    Abstract: A shaped hose assembly includes a length of hose having an external surface and a hose form including a non-continuous, generally curved wall that extends around the circumference of the external surface of the hose. The wall includes a first axially extending end and a second axially extending end. The hose form also includes at least one bend of predetermined radius. A method for shaping hose is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: James Barnhouse, George Wooley, Kevin Hartle