Patents by Inventor Jonathan D. Marshall

Jonathan D. Marshall 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: 20190345796
    Abstract: A system includes a turbine, a valve, and an electronics package. The turbine is configured to generate electricity from a fluid flow through the turbine and the electronics package is configured to selectively actuate the valve between an open configuration and a closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, David C. Hoyle, Malcolm R. Taylor, Jordan Dane Englund
  • Patent number: 10439474
    Abstract: A turbine includes a rotor. The rotor is connected to at least one blade. The blade is at least partially ultrahard material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, Jordan Dane Englund
  • Publication number: 20190301247
    Abstract: A downhole drilling assembly may comprise a sub secured between a drill string and a drill bit. The sub may comprise a cavity with a chassis housed therein. The drill bit may also comprise a cavity with an extender housed therein. This extender may provide access for various types of communication to reach into the drill bit's cavity. Several pairs of interfacing exchange surfaces may allow for communication (e.g. passing electrical, hydraulic, optical or electromagnetic signals) between these various elements. One pair of interfacing exchange surfaces, between the drill string and the chassis, may allow for communication regardless of relative rotational orientation. Two other pairs of interfacing exchange surfaces, one between the chassis and the extender and another between the extender and the drill bit, may require a specific rotational orientation for communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Marshall, Geoffrey Charles Downton
  • Publication number: 20190301274
    Abstract: A drill bit assembly, of a type useful for forming a borehole in the earth, may comprise a chassis, separate from a drill bit, housed within a cavity of the drill bit. A drill string may be secured to the drill bit and retain the chassis within the cavity. This chassis may comprise two pairs of interfacing exchange surfaces, a first pair disposed between the chassis and the drill string and a second pair disposed between the chassis and the drill bit. Both of the first pair are annular in shape and fixed together independent of rotational orientation. The second pair are fixed together in a specific rotational orientation. These pairs of interfacing exchange surfaces may allow for various types of signals, such as electrical, hydraulic, optical or electromagnetic for example, to be exchanged and passed through the chassis or to electronics disposed on the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20190292854
    Abstract: A steerable downhole tool may alter a direction of travel of a drilling operation while drilling into the earth. The tool may accomplish this by extending a rod from openings disposed in a side of the tool. The rod may slide within a cavity passing from one of the openings to another. The rod may degrade material from an internal surface of a borehole in which the tool is traveling, by engaging the surface with cutter elements exposed on opposing tips of the rod. The tool may also push off of the borehole wall opposite from the area of degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Geoff Downton, Jonathan D. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20190292852
    Abstract: A drilling apparatus may alter a direction of travel of a drill bit as it forms a borehole in the earth by furnishing the borehole with a cross-sectional shape that urges the drill bit in a radial direction. Such a cross-sectional shape may comprise two circular arcs, one larger than the apparatus and one smaller. The apparatus may be urged away from the smaller circular arc and into the open space provided by the larger circular arc. Such an apparatus may comprise an axial body and a cutting element extendable in a single radial direction from an exterior of the axial body. Extension of the cutting element may allow it to engage and degrade an inner wall of the borehole. An abrasion-resistant gauge pad protruding from the exterior of the body may ride against the borehole wall and urge the body radially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Marshall, Geoffrey Charles Downton, Scott R. Woolston, David R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20190200818
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of wipes dispensers are disclosed herein. An exemplary wipes dispenser having a self-centering nozzle includes a container, a plurality of wipes contained within the container, a fluid for wetting the plurality of wipes, a receiving member connected to the container, and an outlet nozzle housing for holding an elastomeric outlet nozzle. The nozzle housing is connected to the receiving member so that the nozzle housing is movable between two or more positions. A biasing member is connected to one of the receiving member, the nozzle housing and the elastomeric outlet nozzle. The elastomeric outlet nozzle moves from a centered upright position, the biasing member deflects and biases the outlet nozzle toward a centered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Mann, Aaron D. Marshall, Nick E. Ciavarella, Jonathan Michael Johnson, Donald R. Harris, Kevin Michael Vail, Jenna Ann Matus
  • Publication number: 20190145178
    Abstract: An underreamer for increasing a diameter of a wellbore. The underreamer may include a body having an axial bore extending at least partially therethrough. An electromagnetic activation system may be disposed at least partially within the bore of the body. A valve may be disposed within the bore of the body and coupled to the electromagnetic activation system. The valve may include a mobile element and a static element. The mobile element may be coupled to the electromagnetic activation system and move from a first position where the mobile element obstructs fluid flow through the valve to a second position where the mobile element permits fluid flow through the valve. A cutter block may be movably coupled to the body and move radially-outward as the mobile element moves from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan E. Fuller, Jonathan D. Marshall, Jordan D. Englund, Jacques Orban, R. Craig Boswell
  • Patent number: 10190368
    Abstract: An underreamer for increasing a diameter of a wellbore. The underreamer may include a body having an axial bore extending at least partially therethrough. An electromagnetic activation system may be disposed at least partially within the bore of the body. A valve may be disposed within the bore of the body and coupled to the electromagnetic activation system. The valve may include a mobile element and a static element. The mobile element may be coupled to the electromagnetic activation system and move from a first position where the mobile element obstructs fluid flow through the valve to a second position where the mobile element permits fluid flow through the valve. A cutter block may be movably coupled to the body and move radially-outward as the mobile element moves from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan E. Fuller, R. Craig Boswell, Jacques Orban, Jonathan D. Marshall, Jordan D. Englund
  • Publication number: 20180320740
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure can relate to an apparatus including a first member having a first bearing surface formed from a hard material (e.g., a diamond-based material, such as a polycrystalline diamond material), and a second member coupled to an input shaft to translate (e.g., rotate, slide, etc.) with respect to the first member. The second member has a second bearing surface formed from a hard material, and the second bearing surface is to bear against the first bearing surface. In embodiments of the disclosure, the first and second members can be for devices including, but not necessarily limited to: solenoids, generators and/or motors (e.g., out-runner radial flux generators, axial flux generators, radial flux generators/motors, roller vane motors, etc.), gearboxes, rotary data swivels, digital actuators, filters (e.g., inner rotating filters), valves (e.g., proportional valves), sensors (e.g., pressure differential sensors), and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott S. Dahlgren, Daniel Manwill, R. Craig Boswell, Scott Richard Woolston
  • Publication number: 20180266480
    Abstract: A mechanical bearing includes a hard bearing element and a support element affixed to the hard bearing element, with a joining element between the hard bearing element and the support element, the joining element being more flexible than the hard bearing element and the support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Manwill, Scott S. Dahlgren, David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10030704
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure can relate to an apparatus including a first member having a first bearing surface formed from a hard material (e.g., a diamond-based material, such as a polycrystalline diamond material), and a second member coupled to an input shaft to translate (e.g., rotate, slide, etc.) with respect to the first member. The second member has a second bearing surface formed from a hard material, and the second bearing surface is to bear against the first bearing surface. In embodiments of the disclosure, the first and second members can be for devices including, but not necessarily limited to: solenoids, generators and/or motors (e.g., out-runner radial flux generators, axial flux generators, radial flux generators/motors, roller vane motors, etc.), gearboxes, rotary data swivels, digital actuators, filters (e.g., inner rotating filters), valves (e.g., proportional valves), sensors (e.g., pressure differential sensors), and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott S. Dahlgren, Daniel Manwill, R. Craig Boswell, Scott Richard Woolston
  • Patent number: 9989665
    Abstract: Devices and methods for well logging using a wear-resistant electrode are provided. A downhole device may include a drill collar and a first electrode mounted on the drill collar. Further, the first electrode may include a wear-resistant face. The first electrode may be movably coupled within the drill collar, and the first electrode may be configured to extend and retract into a wellbore to maintain contact with a wall of the wellbore. Furthermore, the first electrode may be configured to measure impedance of a geological formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian O. Clark, Jacques Orban, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott R. Woolston, Daniel Hendricks, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20180135434
    Abstract: A turbine includes a rotor. The rotor is connected to at least one blade. The blade is at least partially ultrahard material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, Jordan Dane Englund
  • Publication number: 20180087323
    Abstract: A drill bit may include a bit body and at least two cones assemblies including at least two drive cylinders having at least two cones. The at least two cone assemblies are mounted on the bit body. The drill bit may also include an indexing mechanism coupled to the bit body and configured to rotate and lock at least one drive cylinder. A method of operating the drill bit may include providing fluid to the drill bit, rotating the drill string to drill formation, moving the indexing mechanism an axial distance within a central chamber of the drill bit, rotating the at least two indexable structures as the indexing mechanism moves, and locking the at least two indexable structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Scott S. Dahlgren, David R. Hall, Joshua J. Hanson, Jonathan D. Marshall, John J. Pierce, Yuelin Shen, Balasubramanian Durairajan, Geoffrey Charles Downton, Michael George Azar
  • Publication number: 20180038171
    Abstract: Connections between drill pipe sections and drill bits used for boring into the earth may comprise two elements threadably attachable one to another. A first element may comprise a rotor rotatable with respect to a stator. A second element may thread to the stator. As it does so, the second element may rotationally fix itself to the rotor allowing for connecting elements on the second element and the rotor to align. These connecting elements may remain aligned while the second element and rotor rotate with respect to the stator. Such alignment may allow for a connection to be kept clean and free from contamination in otherwise wet and dirty environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott Dahlgren, Malcolm Taylor
  • Patent number: 9880311
    Abstract: Devices and methods for well logging using a wear resistant electrode are provided. A downhole device may include a drill bit, a gauge pad mounted on the drill bit, and a first electrode mounted in the gauge pad. An insulating polycrystalline diamond (PCD) material may surround at least a portion of the first electrode. Additionally, the first electrode may include an electrically conductive wear resistant contact point that maintains constant contact with a wall of a wellbore. Additionally, the first electrode may measure an impedance of a geological formation during a drilling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian O. Clark, Jacques Orban, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott R. Woolston, Daniel Hendricks, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20180016850
    Abstract: A downhole drill bit, of the type used to bore into the earth when searching for or extracting subterranean resources, may comprise a working face opposite an attachment end and an opening passing from the attachment end through to the working face. A protrusion on one end of a bottom hole assembly may extend through the opening and be exposed at the working face when the drill bit is attached to the end of the bottom hole assembly. In various embodiments the exposed portion of the protrusion may house conduits or nozzles for handling fluids; sensors, transmitters or wires for handling electrical signals; or mechanical hammers, motors or cutters for degrading an earthen formation. In this way, the protrusion may bring such elements from the bottom hole assembly to the working face of the drill bit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, Casey Webb, D. Peter Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180003525
    Abstract: A linear measurement device may be formed from a first tube axially translatable with respect to a second tube. Inside the first tube may be placed a sensor capable of sensing a magnetic field. A magnet may also be found within the first tube and produce a magnetic field sensible by the sensor. The second tube may comprise a plurality of deviations disposed therealong capable of altering the magnetic field when near the magnet. As the first tube is axially translated with respect to the second tube, the sensor may sense alterations in the magnetic field due to the plurality of deviations thus allowing for a linear displacement to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jim Shumway, Jonathan D. Marshall, Jeffrey Parrott, Casey Webb, Scott R. Woolston
  • Publication number: 20170108039
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure can relate to an apparatus including a first member having a first bearing surface formed from a hard material (e.g., a diamond-based material, such as a polycrystalline diamond material), and a second member coupled to an input shaft to translate (e.g., rotate, slide, etc.) with respect to the first member. The second member has a second bearing surface formed from a hard material, and the second bearing surface is to bear against the first bearing surface. In embodiments of the disclosure, the first and second members can be for devices including, but not necessarily limited to: solenoids, generators and/or motors (e.g., out-runner radial flux generators, axial flux generators, radial flux generators/motors, roller vane motors, etc.), gearboxes, rotary data swivels, digital actuators, filters (e.g., inner rotating filters), valves (e.g., proportional valves), sensors (e.g., pressure differential sensors), and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Schlumberger Techology Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott S. Dahlgren, Daniel Manwill, R. Craig Boswell, Scott Richard Woolston