Patents by Inventor James Edward Goodson

James Edward Goodson 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: 10352133
    Abstract: A downhole article comprises a polymer substrate having a surface that is configured for exposure to a well fluid; the substrate comprising a thermoplastic material, an elastomer, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; and a coating disposed on the surface of the polymer substrate; the coating comprising a fluorinated poly-para-xylylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Anil Sadana, Vipul Mathur, James Edward Goodson, John C. Welch
  • Patent number: 10119011
    Abstract: A swellable composition comprises: a matrix material; and a condensed expandable graphite material disposed in the matrix material. A seal arrangement comprises: a swellable member and a sealing member disposed on a surface of the swellable member; wherein the swellable member comprises a condensed expandable graphite material. The condensed expandable graphite material in the swellable composition and the swellable member has a bulk density of about 1 to about 8 g/cm3 and comprises expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Zhiyue Xu, James Edward Goodson, Wayne R. Furlan
  • Publication number: 20180187490
    Abstract: An initiator nanoconstituent comprises a nanoparticle covalently bonded to a group having a free radical. The nanoparticle may be bonded to the group via an ether group or an amide group. The initiator nanoconstituent may be formed in situ, in a mixture comprising an elastomer material to be crosslinked. The initiator nanoconstituent is formed from an organic nanoconstituent compound that includes the nanoparticle and an organic group that does not include a free radical at the time the mixture is formed. At least one chemical bond of the organic nanoconstituent compound may be ruptured, in situ, to form the initiator nanoconstituent, which may then bond with polymer molecules of the elastomer material and form a crosslinked elastomer material. Downhole tools or components thereof may include such crosslinked elastomer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Valery N. Khabashesku, James Edward Goodson
  • Patent number: 9938771
    Abstract: An initiator nanoconstituent comprises a nanoparticle covalently bonded to a group having a free radical. The nanoparticle may be bonded to the group via an ether group or an amide group. The initiator nanoconstituent may be formed in situ, in a mixture comprising an elastomer material to be crosslinked. The initiator nanoconstituent is formed from an organic nanoconstituent compound that includes the nanoparticle and an organic group that does not include a free radical at the time the mixture is formed. At least one chemical bond of the organic nanoconstituent compound may be ruptured, in situ, to form the initiator nanoconstituent, which may then bond with polymer molecules of the elastomer material and form a crosslinked elastomer material. Downhole tools or components thereof may include such crosslinked elastomer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Valery N. Khabashesku, James Edward Goodson
  • Publication number: 20170283589
    Abstract: A swellable composition comprises: a matrix material; and a condensed expandable graphite material disposed in the matrix material. A seal arrangement comprises: a swellable member and a sealing member disposed on a surface of the swellable member; wherein the swellable member comprises a condensed expandable graphite material. The condensed expandable graphite material in the swellable composition and the swellable member has a bulk density of about 1 to about 8 g/cm3 and comprises expandable graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Zhiyue Xu, James Edward Goodson, Wayne R. Furlan
  • Patent number: 9745451
    Abstract: A swellable composition comprises: a matrix material; and a condensed expandable graphite material disposed in the matrix material. A seal arrangement comprises: a swellable member and a sealing member disposed on a surface of the swellable member; wherein the swellable member comprises a condensed expandable graphite material. The condensed expandable graphite material in the swellable composition and the swellable member has a bulk density of about 1 to about 8 g/cm3 and comprises expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Zhiyue Xu, James Edward Goodson, Wayne R. Furlan
  • Publication number: 20170122073
    Abstract: A downhole article comprises a polymer substrate having a surface that is configured for exposure to a well fluid; the substrate comprising a thermoplastic material, an elastomer, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; and a coating disposed on the surface of the polymer substrate; the coating comprising a fluorinated poly-para-xylylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Anil Sadana, Vipul Mathur, James Edward Goodson, John C. Welch
  • Publication number: 20160138359
    Abstract: A swellable composition comprises: a matrix material; and a condensed expandable graphite material disposed in the matrix material. A seal arrangement comprises: a swellable member and a sealing member disposed on a surface of the swellable member; wherein the swellable member comprises a condensed expandable graphite material. The condensed expandable graphite material in the swellable composition and the swellable member has a bulk density of about 1 to about 8 g/cm3 and comprises expandable graphite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Zhiyue Xu, James Edward Goodson, Wayne R. Furlan
  • Publication number: 20160122299
    Abstract: An initiator nanoconstituent comprises a nanoparticle covalently bonded to a group having a free radical. The nanoparticle may be bonded to the group via an ether group or an amide group. The initiator nanoconstituent may be formed in situ, in a mixture comprising an elastomer material to be crosslinked. The initiator nanoconstituent is formed from an organic nanoconstituent compound that includes the nanoparticle and an organic group that does not include a free radical at the time the mixture is formed. At least one chemical bond of the organic nanoconstituent compound may be ruptured, in situ, to form the initiator nanoconstituent, which may then bond with polymer molecules of the elastomer material and form a crosslinked elastomer material. Downhole tools or components thereof may include such crosslinked elastomer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Valery N. Khabashesku, James Edward Goodson
  • Patent number: 9260568
    Abstract: A method of preparing a cured thermoplastic material includes curing a thermoplastic polymer having a thermal decomposition temperature greater than or equal to about 200° C., at a temperature of about 200° C. to about 400° C., for a total time of less than or equal to 200 hours. A method of making a shape memory material also includes curing a thermoplastic polymer to prepare a cured thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Gerrard, James Edward Goodson, Ping Duan, Lillian Guo
  • Patent number: 9120898
    Abstract: A method of preparing a cured thermoplastic material includes curing a thermoplastic polymer having a thermal decomposition temperature greater than or equal to about 200° C., at a temperature of about 200° C. to about 400° C., for a total time of less than or equal to 200 hours. A method of making a shape memory material also includes curing a thermoplastic polymer to prepare a cured thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Peter Gerrard, James Edward Goodson, Ping Duan, Lillian Guo
  • Publication number: 20140167312
    Abstract: A method of preparing a cured thermoplastic material includes curing a thermoplastic polymer having a thermal decomposition temperature greater than or equal to about 200° C., at a temperature of about 200° C. to about 400° C., for a total time of less than or equal to 200 hours. A method of making a shape memory material also includes curing a thermoplastic polymer to prepare a cured thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Gerrard, James Edward Goodson, Ping Duan, Lillian Guo
  • Publication number: 20130020084
    Abstract: A downhole affixation and release assembly including a first component; a second component, and an interconnection device for at least temporarily securing the first component to the second component. The interconnection device operatively arranged to at least partially degrade upon exposure to a fluid. Also included is a method of affixing and releasing two components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: James Edward Goodson
  • Publication number: 20130012635
    Abstract: A thermoplastic material comprises the cure product of a thermoplastic polymer having a thermal decomposition temperature greater than or equal to about 200° C., the thermoplastic polymer being cured at a temperature of about 200° C. to about 400° C., for a total time of less than or equal to 200 hours. An article is formed from the thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Peter Gerrard, James Edward Goodson, Lillian Guo, Ping Duan
  • Publication number: 20130009339
    Abstract: A method of preparing a cured thermoplastic material includes curing a thermoplastic polymer having a thermal decomposition temperature greater than or equal to about 200° C., at a temperature of about 200° C. to about 400° C., for a total time of less than or equal to 200 hours. A method of making a shape memory material also includes curing a thermoplastic polymer to prepare a cured thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Ren, David Peter Gerrard, James Edward Goodson, Ping Duan, Lillian Guo
  • Publication number: 20120208934
    Abstract: Through the combination of at least two polymer families, and the optimization of other components, a rubber compound has been developed for use in downhole applications that will swell in water-based fluids. A cellulose component, such as carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), is used together with an acrylate copolymer (AC) that can increase the swelling capacity of an acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) in water. The amount of swelling achieved depends on physical boundaries and limitations, the salinity of the water, and the temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: James R. Korte, John J. Thurston, James Edward Goodson
  • Patent number: 8181708
    Abstract: Through the combination of at least two polymer families, and the optimization of other components, a rubber compound has been developed for use in downhole applications that will swell in water-based fluids. A cellulose component, such as carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), is used together with an acrylate copolymer (AC) that can increase the swelling capacity of an acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) in water. The amount of swelling achieved depends on physical boundaries and limitations, the salinity of the water, and the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: James R. Korte, John J. Thurston, James Edward Goodson
  • Publication number: 20100308517
    Abstract: A spring suitable for use in an acidizing wellbore is disclosed. The spring includes a spring member comprising an Ni-base or a Co-base alloy, the spring member having an outer surface. The spring also includes an acidizing fluid resistant coating layer disposed on the outer surface of the spring member. A method of making a spring suitable for use in an acidizing wellbore environment is also disclosed. The method includes forming a spring member comprising an Ni-base or a Co-base alloy, the spring member having an outer surface. The method also includes disposing an acidizing fluid resistant coating layer on the outer surface of the spring member. In an exemplary embodiment, the spring may include a torsion spring used in a flapper valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: James Edward Goodson, William M. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20090084550
    Abstract: Through the combination of at least two polymer families, and the optimization of other components, a rubber compound has been developed for use in downhole applications that will swell in water-based fluids. A cellulose component, such as carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), is used together with an acrylate copolymer (AC) that can increase the swelling capacity of an acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) in water to over 1000%. The amount of swelling achieved depends on physical boundaries and limitations, the salinity of the water, and the temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: James R. Korte, John J. Thurston, James Edward Goodson
  • Patent number: 6926089
    Abstract: Downhole wellbore tools are actuated by electrically controllable fluids energized by a magnetic field, for example. When energized, the viscosity state of the fluid may be increased by a degree depending on the fluid formulation. Reduction of the controllable fluid viscosity by terminating a magnetic field acting upon the fluid may permit in situ wellbore pressure to actuate a downhole device, such as a wellbore packer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: James Edward Goodson, Jr., Michael Carmody