Patents by Inventor James E. Hipp

James E. Hipp 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: 20190210668
    Abstract: A vehicle shown herein is a side by side powersports vehicle having a utility bed recessed in the rear body portion below an upper surface, the utility bed forming a stepped portion relative to the rear body portion and having a maximum lateral width greater than a diameter of at least one of the wheels, and a minimum width less than a diameter of at least one of the wheels, whereby a spare wheel may be stored on the stepped portion of the utility bed. As shown herein, the utility bed is defined as a removable tub, which can be removed from the rear body portion. The utility bed has defined troughs in a floor thereof angled rearwardly wherein the utility bed has drains which drain away from any heat source of the vehicle. The seats of the vehicle allow longitudinal movement and tilt capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Endrizzi, Tristan M. Hipps, Garth H. Bracy, Anthony J. Kinsman, Jerome J. Rubatt, Blake A. Anderson, Nick S. Levin, Aaron D. Deckard, Shawn D. Peterson, Anthony J. Ripley, Travis J. Saari, Bruce E. Herrala, Jacob R. Jain, Jeffrey A. Ingham, Donovan Frederickson, Ryan A. Tholen, Will M. Fickenscher
  • Patent number: 6182775
    Abstract: A downhole jar apparatus for use in oil and gas wells provides an improved construction that features a movable piston that imparts upward blows to the tool body during use. The apparatus includes an elongated tool body having upper and lower end portions and a longitudinal flow bore for enabling fluid to pass from the upper end of the tool body to the lower end portion thereof. A pair of pistons are slideably mounted within the tool body including an upper piston having a seat and a lower piston having a seat. A ball valving member is used to seal the upper piston, that ball valving member being pumped down through a work string such as a coiled tubing unit in order to reach the seat of the upper piston. A second valving member in the form of an elongated dart is disposed in between the two pistons. A trip mechanism separates the second valving member from the lower piston when a predetermined hydrostatic pressure value is overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: James E. Hipp
  • Patent number: 6062324
    Abstract: An impact driven oil and gas well tool for use with an elongated tubular string having a central flow conveying bore is provided for channeling pressurized fluid to the tool body. The apparatus further includes an elongated longitudinally extending tool body having a connecting end portion at its upper end for connecting the tool body to the pipe string. A fluid chamber in the tool body is provided that is in fluid communication with the pipe string bore. A stem is reciprocally movable within the tool body in a telescoping fashion. The stem includes a lower end portion for carrying a working member such as a drill. A pressure responsive valve is provided for controlling relative movement of the stem and the tool body. An anti-chatter annular sleeve is positioned in the fluid chamber and about the valve member. A spring extends between the sleeve and the valve member for holding the valve member off the seat until a predetermined flow rate through the tool body is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: James E. Hipp
  • Patent number: 6050346
    Abstract: A improved "mud motor" for use in oil and gas well drilling includes a reciprocating valve and piston arrangement that generates power using drilling fluid media (e.g., drilling mud) pumped through an inlet port to form a differential across a piston seat. The differential pressure causes the valve and piston assembly to move down in an elongated body. Rollers then force telescoping, reciprocating fingers to rotate while absorbing the reciprocating up and down action of the valve and piston assembly. This clockwise rotation causes a transmission that includes a clutch shaft and sprags to engage a clutch housing causing the drill bit to turn. Thrust bearings allow weight to be applied to the tool to optimize drilling action. The apparatus can be used in well drilling or in the removal of obstructions such as bridge plugs, metal and rubber from the well bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: James E. Hipp
  • Patent number: 6035954
    Abstract: An impact driven oil and gas well tool for use with an elongated tubular string having a central flow conveying bore is provided for channeling pressurized fluid to the tool body. The apparatus further includes an elongated longitudinally extending tool body having a connecting end portion at its upper end for connecting the tool body to the pipe string. A fluid chamber in the tool body is provided that is in fluid communication with the pipe string bore. A stem is reciprocally movable within the tool body in a telescoping fashion. The stem includes a lower end portion for carrying a working member such as a drill. A pressure responsive valve is provided for controlling relative movement of the stem and the tool body. An anti-chatter annular sleeve is positioned in the fluid chamber and about the valve member. A spring extends between the sleeve and the valve member for holding the valve member off the seat until a predetermined flow rate through the tool body is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: James E. Hipp
  • Patent number: 5944100
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing debris from an oil and gas well is operable with fluid pressure that reciprocates a valving member between upper and lower positions. The valving member seals against a piston in a lowermost position so that the fluid pressure can be used to move both valve member and piston downwardly. The valving member has a valving member spring that, when fully compressed, separates the valving member and piston. Once the valving member and piston are separated, the piston is no longer supported in the lowermost position because fluid pressure is relieved through the piston bore. A piston spring then thrusts the piston upwardly, causing it to pump fluid from a position outside the lower end of the tool body through an intake portion into a cavity, pulling debris therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: James E. Hipp
  • Patent number: 5797454
    Abstract: A downhole oil well pulling and running tool provides a releasable tool body that can be used to release a workstring such as a coiled tubing string from a tool assembly and to reattach if desired. To reestablish circulations (the ability to pump fluid down the workstring and up the annulus of the well) after detachment by increasing the pressure across a seated ball to a predetermined pressure that forces the ball through the seat into a ball cage. The cage is sized and shaped to carry a plurality of the ball valving members so that the unlatching and relatching procedure may be repeated as many times as desired until the ball cage is filled. Also providing a delay or timing system that will allow debris to pass thru the tool without a release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Sonoma Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Hipp
  • Patent number: 5695009
    Abstract: A downhole oil well pulling and running tool provides a releasable tool body that can be used to release a workstring such as a coiled tubing string from a tool assembly and to reattach if desired. To reestablish circulations (the ability to pump fluid down the workstring and up the annulus of the well) after detachment by increasing the pressure across a seated ball to a predetermined pressure that forces the ball through the seat into a ball cage. The cage is sized and shaped to carry a plurality of the ball valving members so that the unlatching and relatching procedure may be repeated as many times as desired until the ball cage is filled. Also providing a delay or timing system that will allow debris to pass thru the tool without a release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Sonoma Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Hipp
  • Patent number: 5156223
    Abstract: A downhole oil well tool uses impact, reciprocal drilling and an improved rotating bit or like working member, receiving both fluid pressure and weight from an elongated pipe string with a flow bore in order to drive the tool. A valve within tool housing controls fluid pressure to the working end so that the tool pressures up, then releases pressure through the working member allowing the pipe string to load the bit, creating impact. A clutch rotates the working member during drilling to prevent imprint upon the formation. A bias spring is provided to control and adjust the amount of weight on the bit independent of pipe weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Inventor: James E. Hipp