Patents by Inventor Kirk Guidry

Kirk Guidry 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: 10738556
    Abstract: A fluid-driven adapter for a mineral extraction system is provided. The adapter includes a sleeve (e.g., annular piston) that engages a mandrel disposed in a wellhead component and moves in an axial direction in response to fluid pressure. The adapter moves the mandrel between a first position and a second position to open or close passages in the wellhead component. The adapter includes a lock ring that moves in response to fluid pressure and that locks the adapter to a wellhead assembly to prevent axial movement of the adapter. Methods of operation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Guidry, Dennis P. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20180371861
    Abstract: A fluid-driven adapter for a mineral extraction system is provided. The adapter includes a sleeve (e.g., annular piston) that engages a mandrel disposed in a wellhead component and moves in an axial direction in response to fluid pressure. The adapter moves the mandrel between a first position and a second position to open or close passages in the wellhead component. The adapter includes a lock ring that moves in response to fluid pressure and that locks the adapter to a wellhead assembly to prevent axial movement of the adapter. Methods of operation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kirk Guidry, Dennis P. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9976376
    Abstract: A fluid-driven adapter for a mineral extraction system is provided. The adapter includes a sleeve (e.g., annular piston) that engages a mandrel disposed in a wellhead component and moves in an axial direction in response to fluid pressure. The adapter moves the mandrel between a first position and a second position to open or close passages in the wellhead component. The adapter includes a lock ring that moves in response to fluid pressure and that locks the adapter to a wellhead assembly to prevent axial movement of the adapter. Methods of operation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Guidry, Dennis P. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20110114321
    Abstract: A fluid-driven adapter for a mineral extraction system is provided. The adapter includes a sleeve (e.g., annular piston) that engages a mandrel disposed in a wellhead component and moves in an axial direction in response to fluid pressure. The adapter moves the mandrel between a first position and a second position to open or close passages in the wellhead component. The adapter includes a lock ring that moves in response to fluid pressure and that locks the adapter to a wellhead assembly to prevent axial movement of the adapter. Methods of operation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kirk Guidry, Dennis P. Nguyen