Patents by Inventor Jeremy R. Angelle

Jeremy R. Angelle 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: 10876196
    Abstract: A gripping tool for gripping oilfield tubulars includes a gripping element having a substrate, and at least one gripping surface configured to engage an oilfield tubular, the at least one gripping surface being formed on the gripping element. The at least one gripping surface includes a coating on an outer surface of the substrate, the coating includes a carrier and a plurality of particles at least partially embedded in the carrier. The particles each have a hardness that is greater than a hardness of the carrier and a base metal of the gripping element, and the particles extend outward from the carrier and are configured to engage a structure that is gripped by the gripping tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Brennan S. Domec, Jeremy R. Angelle
  • Patent number: 10801280
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method, of which the system includes a power tong configured to engage and rotate an add-on tubular by applying a torque thereto, the power tong defining a central opening configured to receive the add-on tubular therethrough, a spider disposed at a rig floor, the spider being configured to support a tubular string, a lifting assembly coupled with the power tong and configured to move the power tong vertically with respect to the tubular string and the spider, and a control line guide coupled to the power tong. The control line guide is movable between an extended position in which the control line guide is configured to guide a control line into close proximity to the add-on tubular, and a retracted position in which the control line guide is configured to maintain a lateral control line clearance gap between the control line and the add-on tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Vernon Bouligny, Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Travis Lambert, Timothy Bernard
  • Patent number: 10689925
    Abstract: A pipe wrench for making-up or breaking-out a threaded connection between a first tubular member and a second tubular member includes an upper wrench assembly with a pair of upper jaw assemblies configured to grip the first tubular member and a lower wrench assembly with a pair of lower jaw assemblies configured to grip the second tubular member. The upper and lower wrench assemblies are concentrically constrained, axially overlap, and radially engage with one another. Each of the upper and lower wrench assemblies independently includes a frame with a curved segment containing an arc at an angle of about 160° to about 200°. The upper and lower wrench assemblies are configured to rotate the first tubular member relative to the second tubular member and can have an angle of rotation in a range from about 75° to about 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Joshua J. Hebert, John E. Stelly, Logan E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190249538
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for mitigating collision occurrences on a drilling rig, of which an example of the method includes associating ultra wide band (UWB) tags with pieces of rig equipment and rig personnel. The tags are configured to communicate with one or more anchors. The method also includes determining interlock rules associated with each of the pieces of rig equipment, monitoring positions of the pieces of rig equipment and the rig personnel using the tags, in real-time, determining that one or more of the interlock rules are violated by a position of one or more of the pieces of rig equipment, rig personnel, or both, and, in response to determining that the one or more of the interlock rules are violated, at least partially disabling operation of one or more of the pieces of rig equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Seth Menard, Marcus Savini, Jeremy R. Angelle, Logan Smith, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Brennan Domec
  • Publication number: 20190153793
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method, of which the system includes a power tong configured to engage and rotate an add-on tubular by applying a torque thereto, the power tong defining a central opening configured to receive the add-on tubular therethrough, a spider disposed at a rig floor, the spider being configured to support a tubular string, a lifting assembly coupled with the power tong and configured to move the power tong vertically with respect to the tubular string and the spider, and a control line guide coupled to the power tong. The control line guide is movable between an extended position in which the control line guide is configured to guide a control line into close proximity to the add-on tubular, and a retracted position in which the control line guide is configured to maintain a lateral control line clearance gap between the control line and the add-on tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Vernon Bouligny, Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Travis Lambert, Timothy Bernard
  • Publication number: 20190136362
    Abstract: A gripping tool for gripping oilfield tubulars includes a gripping element having a substrate, and at least one gripping surface configured to engage an oilfield tubular, the at least one gripping surface being formed on the gripping element. The at least one gripping surface includes a coating on an outer surface of the substrate, the coating includes a carrier and a plurality of particles at least partially embedded in the carrier. The particles each have a hardness that is greater than a hardness of the carrier and a base metal of the gripping element, and the particles extend outward from the carrier and are configured to engage a structure that is gripped by the gripping tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brennan S. Domec, Jeremy R. Angelle
  • Patent number: 10233704
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method, of which the tubular handling system includes a power tong configured to engage and rotate an add-on tubular by applying a torque thereto, the power tong defining a central opening configured to receive the add-on tubular therethrough, a spider disposed at a rig floor, the spider being configured to support a tubular string, a lifting assembly coupled with the power tong and configured to move the power tong vertically with respect to the tubular string and the spider, and a torque-measuring device configured to measure a reactionary torque transmitted from the power tong to the lifting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Vernon Bouligny, Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Travis Lambert, Timothy Bernard
  • Patent number: 9932785
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for running a tubular into a wellbore. The method includes attaching a first member of a lifting coupling to a first tubular, and attaching a second member of the lifting coupling to a second tubular. The second tubular extends downward through an opening of a rotary station. The method also includes connecting together the first and second members of the lifting coupling, such that a weight of the second tubular is transmitted via the lifting coupling to the first tubular. The method further includes lowering the lifting coupling, the second tubular, and at least a portion of the first tubular through the opening, and disconnecting the second member from the first member. The method additionally includes moving the second member of the lifting coupling and the second tubular laterally, away from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Frith, Neil Alleman, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Jeremy R. Angelle
  • Publication number: 20180087333
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method, of which the tubular handling system includes a power tong configured to engage and rotate an add-on tubular by applying a torque thereto, the power tong defining a central opening configured to receive the add-on tubular therethrough, a spider disposed at a rig floor, the spider being configured to support a tubular string, a lifting assembly coupled with the power tong and configured to move the power tong vertically with respect to the tubular string and the spider, and a torque-measuring device configured to measure a reactionary torque transmitted from the power tong to the lifting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Vernon Bouligny, Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Travis Lambert, Timothy Bernard
  • Publication number: 20170370166
    Abstract: A pipe wrench for making-up or breaking-out a threaded connection between a first tubular member and a second tubular member includes an upper wrench assembly with a pair of upper jaw assemblies configured to grip the first tubular member and a lower wrench assembly with a pair of lower jaw assemblies configured to grip the second tubular member. The upper and lower wrench assemblies are concentrically constrained, axially overlap, and radially engage with one another. Each of the upper and lower wrench assemblies independently includes a frame with a curved segment containing an arc at an angle of about 160° to about 200°. The upper and lower wrench assemblies are configured to rotate the first tubular member relative to the second tubular member and can have an angle of rotation in a range from about 75° to about 180°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Frank's International, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Joshua J. Hebert, John E. Stelly, Logan E. Smith
  • Patent number: 9784050
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method for handling tubulars are provided. The tubular handling system includes a load transfer sleeve. The load transfer sleeve includes a body defining an inner diameter and a tapered bowl extending outward from the inner diameter, with the bowl defining a landing surface. The load transfer sleeve also includes a load bushing comprising a plurality of load bushing segments that are slidable along the bowl. The load bushing radially expands and contracts by axial translation of the plurality of load bushing segments relative to the body. Further, the plurality of load bushing segments each define an axial engagement surface configured to engage an upset of a tubular and a landing surface that engages the landing surface of the bowl when the axial engagement surface engages the upset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Logan E. Smith, Jeremy R. Angelle
  • Publication number: 20170191322
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method for handling tubulars are provided. The tubular handling system includes a load transfer sleeve. The load transfer sleeve includes a body defining an inner diameter and a tapered bowl extending outward from the inner diameter, with the bowl defining a landing surface. The load transfer sleeve also includes a load bushing comprising a plurality of load bushing segments that are slidable along the bowl. The load bushing radially expands and contracts by axial translation of the plurality of load bushing segments relative to the body. Further, the plurality of load bushing segments each define an axial engagement surface configured to engage an upset of a tubular and a landing surface that engages the landing surface of the bowl when the axial engagement surface engages the upset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Logan E. Smith, Jeremy R. Angelle
  • Patent number: 9630811
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method for handling tubulars are provided. The tubular handling system includes a load transfer sleeve. The load transfer sleeve includes a body defining an inner diameter and a tapered bowl extending outward from the inner diameter, with the bowl defining a landing surface. The load transfer sleeve also includes a load bushing comprising a plurality of load bushing segments that are slidable along the bowl. The load bushing radially expands and contracts by axial translation of the plurality of load bushing segments relative to the body. Further, the plurality of load bushing segments each define an axial engagement surface configured to engage an upset of a tubular and a landing surface that engages the landing surface of the bowl when the axial engagement surface engages the upset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Logan E. Smith, Jeremy R. Angelle
  • Patent number: 9605497
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling one or more tubulars includes a body defining at least a portion of a tapered bowl. A plurality of slips may be disposed at least partially within the bowl and configured to slide along a surface of the bowl. Each of the slips includes a radial engaging surface and a tapered engaging surface. The radial engaging surface may have a plurality of gripping structures extending inwardly therefrom that are configured to engage an outer surface of a first tubular having a substantially constant outer diameter. The tapered engaging surface may be configured to engage a tapered outer surface of a second tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, James Fontenot, Jacob Chu
  • Patent number: 9422778
    Abstract: An elevator, apparatus, and method for handling a tubular, of which the apparatus includes a body defining at least a portion of a tapered bowl. The apparatus also includes a plurality of slips disposed at least partially within the bowl and configured to slide along a surface of the bowl. Each of the slips includes a radial engaging surface configured to engage an outer diameter of a tubular, and a tapered engaging surface configured to engage a tapered section of the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Angelle, Logan E. Smith, Robert L. Thibodeaux, John E. Stelly
  • Publication number: 20160153251
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for running a tubular into a wellbore. The method includes attaching a first member of a lifting coupling to a first tubular, and attaching a second member of the lifting coupling to a second tubular. The second tubular extends downward through an opening of a rotary station. The method also includes connecting together the first and second members of the lifting coupling, such that a weight of the second tubular is transmitted via the lifting coupling to the first tubular. The method further includes lowering the lifting coupling, the second tubular, and at least a portion of the first tubular through the opening, and disconnecting the second member from the first member. The method additionally includes moving the second member of the lifting coupling and the second tubular laterally, away from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Frith, Neil Alleman, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Jeremy R. Angelle
  • Patent number: 9279297
    Abstract: A stabilizer to suppress unwanted pivotal movement in pipe handling equipment suspended from bails. The stabilizer can contain either or both adjustable contacting members and non-adjustable contacting members which are rigidly connected to a portion of the pipe handling equipment. The adjustable contacting members contact the bails on one or both sides of the bail(s) to suppress motion of the elevator relative to the bail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Angelle, Donald E. Mosing, Oren M. Bowden
  • Publication number: 20150247367
    Abstract: An elevator, apparatus, and method for handling a tubular. The apparatus includes a body defining at least a portion of a tapered bowl. The apparatus also includes a plurality of slips disposed at least partially within the bowl and configured to slide along a surface of the bowl. Each of the slips includes a radial engaging surface configured to engage an outer diameter of a tubular, and a tapered engaging surface configured to engage a tapered section of the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Frank's International, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Angelle, Logan E. Smith, Robert L. Thibodeaux, John E. Stelly
  • Publication number: 20150240575
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling one or more tubulars. The apparatus may include a body defining at least a portion of a tapered bowl. A plurality of slips may be disposed at least partially within the bowl and configured to slide along a surface of the bowl. Each of the slips may include a radial engaging surface and a tapered engaging surface. The radial engaging surface may have a plurality of gripping structures extending inwardly therefrom that are configured to engage an outer surface of a first tubular having a substantially constant outer diameter. The tapered engaging surface may be configured to engage a tapered outer surface of a second tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Frank's International, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Angelle, Robert L. Thibodeaux, James Fontenot, Jacob Chu
  • Publication number: 20150233195
    Abstract: A tubular handling system and method for handling tubulars are provided. The tubular handling system includes a load transfer sleeve. The load transfer sleeve includes a body defining an inner diameter and a tapered bowl extending outward from the inner diameter, with the bowl defining a landing surface. The load transfer sleeve also includes a load bushing comprising a plurality of load bushing segments that are slidable along the bowl. The load bushing radially expands and contracts by axial translation of the plurality of load bushing segments relative to the body. Further, the plurality of load bushing segments each define an axial engagement surface configured to engage an upset of a tubular and a landing surface that engages the landing surface of the bowl when the axial engagement surface engages the upset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Frank's International, LLC
    Inventors: Logan E. Smith, Jeremy R. Angelle