Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Lambert

Jeffrey Lambert 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: 10745990
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system that includes a shearing ram configured to mount in a blowout preventer. The shearing ram includes a body portion that may move along an axis of movement. The shearing ram also includes a sealing member disposed in a first surface of the body portion. The sealing member is biased away from the first surface in a crosswise direction relative to the axis of movement, such that the sealing member may engage a second surface of a second shearing ram when the first shearing ram and the second shearing ram overlap with one another with respect to the axis of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lambert, Raul Araujo
  • Publication number: 20200190938
    Abstract: An assembly for a valve includes an inner cylinder, an outer cylinder circumferentially surrounding the inner cylinder, and a first bar comprising a first end portion coupled to the inner cylinder and a second end portion coupled to the inner cylinder. The second end portion extends radially outwardly through a groove extending circumferentially about a curved wall of the outer cylinder to enable the inner cylinder and the first bar to rotate relative to the outer cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ian McDaniel, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Patent number: 10683727
    Abstract: An assembly for a valve includes an inner cylinder, an outer cylinder circumferentially surrounding the inner cylinder, and a first bar comprising a first end portion coupled to the inner cylinder and a second end portion coupled to the inner cylinder. The second end portion extends radially outwardly through a groove extending circumferentially about a curved wall of the outer cylinder to enable the inner cylinder and the first bar to rotate relative to the outer cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian McDaniel, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Publication number: 20190389540
    Abstract: A skeg mounts from the stern of a towing vessel and extends below the waterline. A channel in the skeg protects cables for steamers and a source of a seismic system deployed from the vessel. Tow points on the skeg lie below the water's surface and connect to towlines to support the steamers and source. A floatation device supports the source and tows below the water's surface to avoid ice floes. The streamers can have vehicles deployed thereon for controlling a position on the streamer. To facilitate locating the streamers, these vehicles on the streamers can be brought to the surface when clear of ice floes so that GPS readings can be obtained and communicated to a control system. After obtaining readings, the vehicles can be floated back under the surface. Deploying, using, and retrieving the system accounts for ice at the surface in icy regions. In addition, handling the seismic record can account for noise generated by ice impact events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph R. Gagliardi, Shawn Rice, Curt Schneider, Jeffrey W. Cunkelman, Timothy A. Dudley, Dale Lambert, Mike Burnham
  • Patent number: 10472915
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system that includes a shearing ram configured to mount in a blowout preventer, wherein the shearing ram includes a body portion with a tapered surface, where the body portion includes a first hardness, and a ledge extending from an end of the tapered surface to form an edge, where the ledge includes a second hardness, greater than the first hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lambert, Raul Araujo, Carl Haenel
  • Patent number: 10286981
    Abstract: A skeg mounts from the stern of a towing vessel and extends below the waterline. A channel in the skeg protects cables for steamers and a source of a seismic system deployed from the vessel. Tow points on the skeg lie below the water's surface and connect to towlines to support the steamers and source. A floatation device supports the source and tows below the water's surface to avoid ice floes. The streamers can have vehicles deployed thereon for controlling a position on the streamer. To facilitate locating the streamers, these vehicles on the streamers can be brought to the surface when clear of ice floes so that GPS readings can be obtained and communicated to a control system. After obtaining readings, the vehicles can be floated back under the surface. Deploying, using, and retrieving the system accounts for ice at the surface in icy regions. In addition, handling the seismic record can account for noise generated by ice impact events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph R. Gagliardi, Shawn Rice, Curt Schneider, Jeffrey W. Cunkelman, Timothy A. Dudley, Dale Lambert, Mike Burnham
  • Publication number: 20190017344
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system that includes a shearing ram configured to mount in a blowout preventer, wherein the shearing ram includes a body portion with a tapered surface, where the body portion includes a first hardness, and a ledge extending from an end of the tapered surface to form an edge, where the ledge includes a second hardness, greater than the first hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lambert, Raul Araujo, Carl Haenel
  • Patent number: 9976373
    Abstract: A blowout preventer may be used for shearing an object positioned in a vertical bore extending through the blowout preventer. The blowout preventer includes a shear ram movable towards the tubular, the shear ram including a biasing mechanism for biasing against an interior surface of the blowout preventer body. In this way, the biasing mechanism urges the shear ram into axial engagement with an opposing shear ram movable towards the tubular during shearing operations. The biasing mechanism comprises a biasing member, such as a coiled spring, coned-disc spring, and/or coned-disc washer which urges the biasing mechanism into contact with the inner portion of the blowout preventer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raul Araujo, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Patent number: 9976374
    Abstract: A blowout preventer (“BOP”) includes a housing comprising a vertical bore extending through the housing and ram cavities intersecting the bore and a pair of opposing ram assemblies, with each ram assembly movably positionable within a ram cavity and comprising a side packer assembly. The side packer assembly comprises an upper plate, a lower plate, an elastomeric body positioned between the upper plate and the lower plate and comprising elastomeric material, and a support member positioned between the upper plate and the lower plate and configured to confine movement of the elastomeric body when sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raul Araujo, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Publication number: 20170145772
    Abstract: A blowout preventer (“BOP”) includes a housing comprising a vertical bore extending through the housing and ram cavities intersecting the bore and a pair of opposing ram assemblies, with each ram assembly movably positionable within a ram cavity and comprising a side packer assembly. The side packer assembly comprises an upper plate, a lower plate, an elastomeric body positioned between the upper plate and the lower plate and comprising elastomeric material, and a support member positioned between the upper plate and the lower plate and configured to confine movement of the elastomeric body when sealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raul Araujo, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Publication number: 20170058627
    Abstract: A blowout preventer may be used for shearing an object positioned in a vertical bore extending through the blowout preventer. The blowout preventer includes a shear ram movable towards the tubular, the shear ram including a biasing mechanism for biasing against an interior surface of the blowout preventer body. In this way, the biasing mechanism urges the shear ram into axial engagement with an opposing shear ram movable towards the tubular during shearing operations. The biasing mechanism comprises a biasing member, such as a coiled spring, coned-disc spring, and/or coned-disc washer which urges the biasing mechanism into contact with the inner portion of the blowout preventer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raul Araujo, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Patent number: 8875795
    Abstract: Method and subsea sensors display system configured to display data about a blowout preventer (BOP) stack. The subsea sensors display system includes a display panel having plural universal subsea displays, each universal subsea display being configured to display a value measured by a sensor attached to the BOP stack; and a J-box electrically connected to the display panel and configured to provide electrical power to the display panel and to receive data from the display panel. The electrical power is provided from a pod provided on the BOP stack or from a battery when the pod is not available or from a remote operated vehicle (ROV) when connected to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hydril USA Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Devasish Choudhury, Zhen Liu, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Publication number: 20120273211
    Abstract: Method and subsea sensors display system configured to display data about a blowout preventer (BOP) stack. The subsea sensors display system includes a display panel having plural universal subsea displays, each universal subsea display being configured to display a value measured by a sensor attached to the BOP stack; and a J-box electrically connected to the display panel and configured to provide electrical power to the display panel and to receive data from the display panel. The electrical power is provided from a pod provided on the BOP stack or from a battery when the pod is not available or from a remote operated vehicle (ROV) when connected to the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: HYDRIL USA MANUFACTURING LLC
    Inventors: Devasish CHOUDHURY, Zhen LIU, Jeffrey LAMBERT
  • Patent number: 8056082
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and system for capacity management and predictive planning includes monitoring one or more factors related to an overall load on at least one of one or more server systems and trending a rate of change of at least one of the one or more monitored factors. A determination on when to at least one of increase capacity in at least one of the servers systems and add one or more additional server systems is made based on the monitoring and the trending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: BlueTie, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Koretz, Jeffrey Lambert, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20070283360
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and system for capacity management and predictive planning includes monitoring one or more factors related to an overall load on at least one of one or more server systems and trending a rate of change of at least one of the one or more monitored factors. A determination on when to at least one of increase capacity in at least one of the servers systems and add one or more additional server systems is made based on the monitoring and the trending. A notification is output when the determination determines at least one of: increasing capacity to at least one of the servers systems; and adding one or more additional server systems is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: BlueTie, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Koretz, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Patent number: 7247806
    Abstract: Disclosed are a computing device bezel and a facia button that is used with the bezel. In one embodiment, the facia button includes a base member, a finger interface that is supported by and that extends from the base member, an axis about which the facia button can pivot, and a spring member that is adapted to resist pivoting of the facia button, wherein the facia button is configured to contact and press an associated button of a device contained within the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wayne David Gibbs, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20060181846
    Abstract: A cooling system comprises a first fan operable to push air to a device, where the air pushed forms an air column, a second fan adjacent to the device, and operable to pull air from the device, and a guide coupled to the first fan and the device and operable to guide the air column from the first fan to the second fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Arthur Farnsworth, Peter Austin, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Publication number: 20060098000
    Abstract: Disclosed are a computing device bezel and a facia button that is used with the bezel. In one embodiment, the facia button includes a base member, a finger interface that is supported by and that extends from the base member, an axis about which the facia button can pivot, and a spring member that is adapted to resist pivoting of the facia button, wherein the facia button is configured to contact and press an associated button of a device contained within the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Wayne Gibbs, Jeffrey Lambert
  • Patent number: 6934162
    Abstract: A screwless technique for mounting a circuit board in a computer chassis is provided in which circular portions of keyhole-shaped mounting openings in the circuit board body are first moved downwardly over notched chassis mounting bosses. The circuit board is then forwardly moved transversely to the bosses to move opening edge portions of the circuit board body into the boss notches in a manner releasably preventing the circuit board from being lifted off the bosses. A retaining bracket is placed adjacent a body edge of the installed circuit board to block the board against rearward releasing movement relative to the chassis bosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Juan M. Perez, Jeffrey A. Lambert, Donald J. Hall
  • Patent number: 6912765
    Abstract: A clip is disclosed which is capable of applying significant retention force via a rotatable cam arm while being easily removable due to the cam arm and a separate removal arm. A method of using the clip is also disclosed which uses the advantages of the clip, particularly in the context of computer design and construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert