Patents by Inventor Joel D. Shaw

Joel D. Shaw 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: 20200090446
    Abstract: A networked system for providing and maintaining a set of liquid dispenser stations is described. The fluid dispensers communicate with a managing/supervisory cloud server via an interposed base station. The fluid dispensers communicate locally with the base station via wireless communication network links. The base station operates as an accumulator of status/usage information provided by the dispenser stations and bridge for passing information and control commands between the cloud server and the individual dispenser stations. The dispenser stations are configured with control processors (controllers) to facilitate performing a variety of local control operations associated with dispensing liquids that have been cooled (or heated) prior to dispensing by the dispenser stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Locke, William Hamilton, Franco Savoni, Damon D. Shaw, Raymond T. Hecker, Joel E. Leiser, Ellen Sajdak (Felicelli), Trevor Robert Smouter, Timothy Scott Edward Hiller
  • Patent number: 10482704
    Abstract: A networked system for providing and maintaining a set of liquid dispenser stations is described. The fluid dispensers communicate with a managing/supervisory cloud server via an interposed base station. The fluid dispensers communicate locally with the base station via wireless communication network links. The base station operates as an accumulator of status/usage information provided by the dispenser stations and bridge for passing information and control commands between the cloud server and the individual dispenser stations. The dispenser stations are configured with control processors (controllers) to facilitate performing a variety of local control operations associated with dispensing liquids that have been cooled (or heated) prior to dispensing by the dispenser stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Edward Locke, William Hamilton, Franco Savoni, Damon D. Shaw, Raymond T. Hecker, Joel E. Leiser, Ellen Sajdak (Felicelli), Trevor Robert Smouter, Timothy Scott Edward Hiller
  • Patent number: 9957776
    Abstract: A control system and method of controlling a control system includes a set of pressure-controlled devices having at least a first device and a second device movable between at least first and second positions, and a set of single line switches including at least a first switch and a second switch, each switch configured to move the pressure-controlled devices, respectively, between the first and second positions. The first device alternates between the first position and the second position with every position changing pressure pulse to the first switch, and the second device alternates between the first position and the second position with every two position changing pressure pulses to the first switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Joel D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9732587
    Abstract: A flow control device for use with a subterranean well, can include inner and outer flow trim sleeves. A radial spacing between the inner and outer flow trim sleeves increases in a direction of flow through the radial spacing. A method of regulating flow between an interior and an exterior of a tubular string in a well can include displacing at least one of inner and outer flow trim sleeves in a direction, a radial spacing between the inner and outer trim sleeves increasing in the direction. Another flow control device can include inner and outer flow trim sleeves, and a flow area through the radial spacing increases in a direction of flow through the radial spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchir S. Patwa, Pranay Asthana, Joel D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9726157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods of intelligently extracting heat from geothermal reservoirs. One geothermal well system includes at least one injection well extending to a subterranean formation and configured to inject a working fluid into the subterranean formation to generate a heated working fluid. At least one production well extends to the subterranean formation and produces the heated working fluid from the subterranean formation. A production zone defines a plurality of production sub-zones within the subterranean formation and provides fluid communication between the at least one injection well and the at least one production well. Each production sub-zone is selectively accessed in order to extract heated working fluid therefrom and thereby provide a steady supply of heated working fluid to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Sweatman, Jason L. Pitcher, Norm R. Warpinski, Mark S. Machala, Joel D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9719324
    Abstract: A system for use with a well can include multiple hydraulic actuators in the well, each of the actuators being connected to a common hydraulic line, and multiple pressure control devices, each pressure control device preventing flow from the hydraulic line to a respective one of the actuators unless a pressure differential across the pressure control device exceeds a predetermined level. A method of controlling operation of multiple hydraulic actuators in a well can include applying pressure to at least one of the actuators, thereby increasing pressure in a common hydraulic line connected to each of the actuators, preventing communication of the increased pressure in the common hydraulic line to additional actuators, and permitting flow from the common hydraulic line to each of the actuators, in response to a pressure differential across the pressure control devices exceeding a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20160168948
    Abstract: A downhole tool actuating arrangement includes, a control system configured to communicate pressurized fluid to at least one downhole tool actuatable by pressure changes in the control system, a check valve in operable communication with the control system configured to prevent fluid flow through the check valve in a direction opposite to flow that causes increases in pressure in the control system, and a bleed device. The bleed device is in operable communication with the control system downstream of the check valve, wherein downstream is defined by a direction of flow that causes the check valve to open. The bleed device is configured to allow fluid flow therethrough when pressure on the control system side of the bleed device is greater than on a side opposite the control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joel D. Shaw, Walter S. Going, III
  • Publication number: 20160118209
    Abstract: A control system and method of controlling a control system includes a set of pressure-controlled devices having at least a first device and a second device movable between at least first and second positions, and a set of single line switches including at least a first switch and a second switch, each switch configured to move the pressure-controlled devices, respectively, between the first and second positions. The first device alternates between the first position and the second position with every position changing pressure pulse to the first switch, and the second device alternates between the first position and the second position with every two position changing pressure pulses to the first switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Joel D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150300327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods of intelligently extracting heat from geothermal reservoirs. One geothermal well system includes at least one injection well extending to a subterranean formation and configured to inject a working fluid into the subterranean formation to generate a heated working fluid. At least one production well extends to the subterranean formation and produces the heated working fluid from the subterranean formation. A production zone defines a plurality of production sub-zones within the subterranean formation and provides fluid communication between the at least one injection well and the at least one production well. Each production sub-zone is selectively accessed in order to extract heated working fluid therefrom and thereby provide a steady supply of heated working fluid to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald E. Sweatman, Jason L. Pitcher, Norm R. Warpinski, Mark S. Machala, Joel D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150013989
    Abstract: A flow control device for use with a subterranean well, can include inner and outer flow trim sleeves. A radial spacing between the inner and outer flow trim sleeves increases in a direction of flow through the radial spacing. A method of regulating flow between an interior and an exterior of a tubular string in a well can include displacing at least one of inner and outer flow trim sleeves in a direction, a radial spacing between the inner and outer trim sleeves increasing in the direction. Another flow control device can include inner and outer flow trim sleeves, and a flow area through the radial spacing increases in a direction of flow through the radial spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchir S. Patwa, Pranay Asthana, Joel D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8807212
    Abstract: A pressure measurement system for use with a subterranean well can include a chamber positioned in the well, the chamber having an upper portion and a lower portion as positioned in the well, and a device which, in response to gravity acting on the device, selects the upper portion of the chamber for communication with a line extending to a remote location. A method of measuring pressure in a well can include introducing a chamber into the well, then selecting a vertically upper portion of the chamber, and establishing communication between the upper portion of the chamber and a line extending to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8770300
    Abstract: A hydraulic connection mechanism for use in a wellbore comprises an upper connection tool, a lower connection tool configured to engage the upper connection tool and form a fluid communication pathway through the hydraulic connection mechanism, and a debris barrier disposed in the fluid communication pathway. The debris barrier comprises a body element, and a spring element configured to maintain the body element in a closed position when the upper connection tool is disengaged from the lower connection tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel D. Shaw, Greg Marshall
  • Patent number: 8739885
    Abstract: A hydraulic connection mechanism for use in a wellbore comprises an upper connection running tool, a lower connection tool configured to engage the upper connection running tool and form a fluid communication pathway through the hydraulic connection mechanism, and a debris barrier disposed in the fluid communication pathway. The debris barrier comprises a body element, and a spring element configured to maintain the body element in a closed position when the upper connection running tool is disengaged from the lower connection tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel D. Shaw, Greg Marshall
  • Publication number: 20140054029
    Abstract: A pressure measurement system for use with a subterranean well can include a chamber positioned in the well, the chamber having an upper portion and a lower portion as positioned in the well, and a device which, in response to gravity acting on the device, selects the upper portion of the chamber for communication with a line extending to a remote location. A method of measuring pressure in a well can include introducing a chamber into the well, then selecting a vertically upper portion of the chamber, and establishing communication between the upper portion of the chamber and a line extending to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Joel D. SHAW
  • Patent number: 8596353
    Abstract: A pressure measurement system for use with a subterranean well can include a chamber positioned in the well, the chamber having an upper portion and a lower portion as positioned in the well, and a device which, in response to gravity acting on the device, selects the upper portion of the chamber for communication with a line extending to a remote location. A method of measuring pressure in a well can include introducing a chamber into the well, then selecting a vertically upper portion of the chamber, and establishing communication between the upper portion of the chamber and a line extending to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8590609
    Abstract: A system for selectively actuating multiple load devices, such as well tools, which are selectively actuated by applying a predetermined voltage across a predetermined pair of conductors. At least one lockout device is associated with each load device. The lockout device prevents current from flowing through the respective load device until voltage across the pair of the conductors exceeds a predetermined minimum. A method is provided for selecting well tools for actuation by applying a minimum voltage across a set of conductors and a lockout device. Leak paths are prevented from draining off current by the lockout devices. A system is provided for applying current to bidirectional load devices such as downhole pumps and motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell C. Smithson, Joel D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8476786
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling power distribution among various electrical loads disposed in a bore are described. Control modules that are associated with loads such that each load is associated with at least one control module. Each control module includes circuitry that can respond to a voltage at a level that is above a threshold by allowing current to flow to its associated load, and that can prevent current from flowing to its associated load when a voltage level at another load, instead of the associated load, is above a threshold. The loads and control modules can be located in various zones in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20130043038
    Abstract: A hydraulic connection mechanism for use in a wellbore comprises an upper connection running tool, a lower connection tool configured to engage the upper connection running tool and form a fluid communication pathway through the hydraulic connection mechanism, and a debris barrier disposed in the fluid communication pathway. The debris barrier comprises a body element, and a spring element configured to maintain the body element in a closed position when the upper connection running tool is disengaged from the lower connection tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Joel D. SHAW, Greg MARSHALL
  • Publication number: 20120145383
    Abstract: A pressure measurement system for use with a subterranean well can include a chamber positioned in the well, the chamber having an upper portion and a lower portion as positioned in the well, and a device which, in response to gravity acting on the device, selects the upper portion of the chamber for communication with a line extending to a remote location. A method of measuring pressure in a well can include introducing a chamber into the well, then selecting a vertically upper portion of the chamber, and establishing communication between the upper portion of the chamber and a line extending to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Joel D. SHAW
  • Publication number: 20110309678
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling power distribution among various electrical loads disposed in a bore are described. Control modules that are associated with loads such that each load is associated with at least one control module. Each control module includes circuitry that can respond to a voltage at a level that is above a threshold by allowing current to flow to its associated load, and that can prevent current from flowing to its associated load when a voltage level at another load, instead of the associated load, is above a threshold. The loads and control modules can be located in various zones in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Joel D. Shaw