Patents by Inventor Kenneth Bean

Kenneth Bean 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: 10316606
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus is adapted to be operably coupled to a subsea blowout preventer and includes a first tubular member defining an internal passage, and a second tubular member extending within the internal passage. A sealing assembly is disposed radially between the first and second tubular members, and includes a sealing element. The second tubular member covers the sealing element and thus facilitates protecting the sealing element from any fluid flow through the internal passage. According to another aspect, a sealing element of a connector is protected before engaging the connector with a subsea casing. The connector is engaged with the casing while the sealing element is protected so that the sealing element is fluidically isolated from any fluid flow through the connector. The sealing element sealingly engages the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Seaboard International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Keith Rhodes, Kenneth Bean, Paul Horton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190136844
    Abstract: A diaphragm for use in a pump is provided. The diaphragm includes a flexible disc-shaped body having a first surface and an outer edge. The flexible disc-shaped body is made of an elastomer material. The fabric is applied on the first surface of the flexible disc-shaped body. And the fabric is composed of woven aramid based fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY
    Inventors: MARK ANTHONY EZZO, RICHARD KENNETH BEAN
  • Publication number: 20170074064
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus is adapted to be operably coupled to a subsea blowout preventer and includes a first tubular member defining an internal passage, and a second tubular member extending within the internal passage. A sealing assembly is disposed radially between the first and second tubular members, and includes a sealing element. The second tubular member covers the sealing element and thus facilitates protecting the sealing element from any fluid flow through the internal passage. According to another aspect, a sealing element of a connector is protected before engaging the connector with a subsea casing. The connector is engaged with the casing while the sealing element is protected so that the sealing element is fluidically isolated from any fluid flow through the connector. The sealing element sealingly engages the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: JERRY KEITH RHODES, Kenneth Bean, Paul Horton, JR.
  • Patent number: 9534467
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus is adapted to be operably coupled to a subsea blowout preventer and includes a first tubular member defining an internal passage, and a second tubular member extending within the internal passage. A sealing assembly is disposed radially between the first and second tubular members, and includes a sealing element. The second tubular member covers the sealing element and thus facilitates protecting the sealing element from any fluid flow through the internal passage. According to another aspect, a sealing element of a connector is protected before engaging the connector with a subsea casing. The connector is engaged with the casing while the sealing element is protected so that the sealing element is fluidically isolated from any fluid flow through the connector. The sealing element sealingly engages the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SEABOARD INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Keith Rhodes, Kenneth Bean, Paul Horton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160017682
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus is adapted to be operably coupled to a subsea blowout preventer and includes a first tubular member defining an internal passage, and a second tubular member extending within the internal passage. A sealing assembly is disposed radially between the first and second tubular members, and includes a sealing element. The second tubular member covers the sealing element and thus facilitates protecting the sealing element from any fluid flow through the internal passage. According to another aspect, a sealing element of a connector is protected before engaging the connector with a subsea casing. The connector is engaged with the casing while the sealing element is protected so that the sealing element is fluidically isolated from any fluid flow through the connector. The sealing element sealingly engages the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Jerry Keith Rhodes, Kenneth Bean, Paul Horton, JR.
  • Patent number: 9175551
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus is adapted to be operably coupled to a subsea blowout preventer and includes a first tubular member defining an internal passage, and a second tubular member extending within the internal passage. A sealing assembly is disposed radially between the first and second tubular members, and includes a sealing element. The second tubular member covers the sealing element and thus facilitates protecting the sealing element from any fluid flow through the internal passage. According to another aspect, a sealing element of a connector is protected before engaging the connector with a subsea casing. The connector is engaged with the casing while the sealing element is protected so that the sealing element is fluidically isolated from any fluid flow through the connector. The sealing element sealingly engages the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Seaboard International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Keith Rhodes, Kenneth Bean, Paul Horton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140151059
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus is adapted to be operably coupled to a subsea blowout preventer and includes a first tubular member defining an internal passage, and a second tubular member extending within the internal passage. A sealing assembly is disposed radially between the first and second tubular members, and includes a sealing element. The second tubular member covers the sealing element and thus facilitates protecting the sealing element from any fluid flow through the internal passage. According to another aspect, a sealing element of a connector is protected before engaging the connector with a subsea casing. The connector is engaged with the casing while the sealing element is protected so that the sealing element is fluidically isolated from any fluid flow through the connector. The sealing element sealingly engages the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry Keith Rhodes, Kenneth Bean, Paul Horton, JR.
  • Publication number: 20050012682
    Abstract: An optically transparent, ghost-free visual display system that superimposes a virtual image comprising graphical or textual information onto a field of vision. Embodiments of the visual display system utilize illumination and optical components that introduce a virtual image onto a field of vision while minimally obstructing and/or attenuating other objects within the field of vision. Embodiments of the visual display system can be used in numerous applications, including head-up displays (“HUDs”) for automotive, tracked and rail-mounted vehicles, marine, aerospace applications, see-through speech prompt displays, and see-through projection displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Barton Jenson, Kenneth Bean, David George
  • Patent number: 5973783
    Abstract: An improved dressing for the fiber optic leads of a fiber optic gyroscope sensing coil and method for forming the same. A pair of fiber optic leads connect the sensing coil of a rotation sensing device to an integrated optics chip. The fiber optic leads are originally arranged to extend around the fiber optic sensing coil in different directions. The leads are formed of unequal lengths, where the longer of the leads is extended along an outer circumference of the sensing coil. The longer lead is bent so that the circumferential direction of longer lead reverses itself, and the longer lead then extends around the sensing coil in the same direction as the shorter lead. A low modulus adhesive is applied to the leads and cured to initially bond the leads in place against the sensing coil. The pair of leads are then wound in the same circumferential direction adjacent to each other fashion around the outer circumference of the sensing coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Litton Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lee Goldner, Thomas McLean, Amado Cordova, Kenneth Bean, Arthur D. Lang