Patents by Inventor Kirk Paul Guidry

Kirk Paul 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: 11060375
    Abstract: A system includes a flow control assembly having a first portion configured to be positioned within and coupled to a first passageway formed in a wellhead component and a second portion configured to be coupled to a second passageway formed in a body that is configured to be coupled to the wellhead component. An actuator of the second portion is configured to drive a valve member of the first portion into an open position to enable fluid flow across the flow control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Blake Shirley, Kirk Paul Guidry
  • Publication number: 20210164313
    Abstract: A fracturing tree with valves and a junction of vertical and horizontal bores located within a shared, single block of metal is provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a hydraulic fracturing tree mounted over an onshore wellhead. The hydraulic fracturing tree includes a vertical bore and a horizontal bore that meet. A junction of the vertical bore with the horizontal bore is located in a single block of metal of the hydraulic fracturing tree. The hydraulic fracturing tree also includes a first valve positioned along the vertical bore and a second valve positioned along the horizontal bore. Both of the first and second valves can be located in the single block of metal having the junction of the vertical bore with the horizontal bore. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 10711556
    Abstract: A fracturing tree having fracturing fluid connections horizontally offset from a wellhead is provided. In one embodiment a system includes a fracturing tree mounted over a wellhead. The fracturing tree includes a valve to control flow of a fracturing fluid from the fracturing tree to the wellhead. The fracturing tree also includes a set of multiple goathead connections that are horizontally offset from the wellhead such that, when the fracturing fluid is received in the fracturing tree via the set of multiple goathead connections during a fracturing operation, the fracturing fluid entering the fracturing tree through the multiple goathead connections is combined at a location horizontally offset from the wellhead and is subsequently routed laterally through a shared bore toward the wellhead. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Publication number: 20200217169
    Abstract: A fracturing tree having fracturing fluid connections horizontally offset from a wellhead is provided. In one embodiment a system includes a fracturing tree mounted over a wellhead. The fracturing tree includes a valve to control flow of a fracturing fluid from the fracturing tree to the wellhead. The fracturing tree also includes a set of multiple goathead connections that are horizontally offset from the wellhead such that, when the fracturing fluid is received in the fracturing tree via the set of multiple goathead connections during a fracturing operation, the fracturing fluid entering the fracturing tree through the multiple goathead connections is combined at a location horizontally offset from the wellhead and is subsequently routed laterally through a shared bore toward the wellhead. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Publication number: 20200165898
    Abstract: A system includes a flow control assembly having a first portion configured to be positioned within and coupled to a first passageway formed in a wellhead component and a second portion configured to be coupled to a second passageway formed in a body that is configured to be coupled to the wellhead component. An actuator of the second portion is configured to drive a valve member of the first portion into an open position to enable fluid flow across the flow control assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Blake Shirley, Kirk Paul Guidry
  • Patent number: 10538987
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 10428614
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 10400545
    Abstract: A system includes a flow control assembly having a first portion configured to be positioned within and coupled to a first passageway formed in a wellhead component and a second portion configured to be coupled to a second passageway formed in a body that is configured to be coupled to the wellhead component. An actuator of the second portion is configured to drive a valve member of the first portion into an open position to enable fluid flow across the flow control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon Blake Shirley, Kirk Paul Guidry
  • Patent number: 10385644
    Abstract: A fracturing tree having fracturing fluid connections horizontally offset from a wellhead is provided. In one embodiment a system includes a fracturing tree mounted over a wellhead. The fracturing tree includes a valve to control flow of a fracturing fluid from the fracturing tree to the wellhead. The fracturing tree also includes a set of multiple goathead connections that are horizontally offset from the wellhead such that, when the fracturing fluid is received in the fracturing tree via the set of multiple goathead connections during a fracturing operation, the fracturing fluid entering the fracturing tree through the multiple goathead connections is combined at a location horizontally offset from the wellhead and is subsequently routed laterally through a shared bore toward the wellhead. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Camron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Publication number: 20190078412
    Abstract: A fracturing tree having fracturing fluid connections horizontally offset from a wellhead is provided. In one embodiment a system includes a fracturing tree mounted over a wellhead. The fracturing tree includes a valve to control flow of a fracturing fluid from the fracturing tree to the wellhead. The fracturing tree also includes a set of multiple goathead connections that are horizontally offset from the wellhead such that, when the fracturing fluid is received in the fracturing tree via the set of multiple goathead connections during a fracturing operation, the fracturing fluid entering the fracturing tree through the multiple goathead connections is combined at a location horizontally offset from the wellhead and is subsequently routed laterally through a shared bore toward the wellhead. Additional systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Publication number: 20180216436
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Publication number: 20180010420
    Abstract: A system includes a flow control assembly having a first portion configured to be positioned within and coupled to a first passageway formed in a wellhead component and a second portion configured to be coupled to a second passageway formed in a body that is configured to be coupled to the wellhead component. An actuator of the second portion is configured to drive a valve member of the first portion into an open position to enable fluid flow across the flow control assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon Blake Shirley, Kirk Paul Guidry
  • Patent number: 9850743
    Abstract: A system is provided that include a safety device configured to mount in a mineral extraction system and block axial movement of a plug in the mineral extraction system while the plug is released from a retainer. The safety device may be a sleeve configured to receive screws or other retention mechanism in a tubular. A method is provided that includes installing a plug safety catch into a tubular of a mineral extraction system in which the plug safety catch is configured to block axial movement of a plug in response to a pressure differential while the plug is released from a mount position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Randall Dean Harkins, Kirk Paul Guidry, Thomas Edgar Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160376865
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 9376883
    Abstract: A wellhead system is provided. In one embodiment, the wellhead system includes a bypass sleeve for temporarily isolating portions of a wellhead assembly from pressurized fracing fluid. The bypass sleeve may include a generally tubular body having a tool interface, a lock ring disposed at least partially around the body, and an anti-rotation device coupled to the body. In some embodiments, the anti-rotation device includes a resilient member disposed in a cavity in the body, and an anti-rotation member biased away from the body by the resilient member. The anti-rotation member of some embodiments extends radially outward from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis P. Nguyen, Jay Patrick Painter, Kirk Paul Guidry
  • Publication number: 20160153264
    Abstract: A system is provided that include a safety device configured to mount in a mineral extraction system and block axial movement of a plug in the mineral extraction system while the plug is released from a retainer. In one embodiment, the safety device may be a sleeve configured to receive screws or other retention mechanism in a tubular. A method is provided that includes installing a plug safety catch into a tubular of a mineral extraction system in which the plug is configured to block axial movement of a plug in response to a pressure differential while the plug is released from a mount position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Randall Dean Harkins, Kirk Paul Guidry, Thomas Edgar Taylor
  • Patent number: 9187969
    Abstract: A system is provided that include a safety device configured to mount in a mineral extraction system and block axial movement of a plug in the mineral extraction system while the plug is released from a retainer. The safety device may be a sleeve configured to receive screws or other retention mechanism in a tubular. A method is provided that includes installing a plug safety catch into a tubular of a mineral extraction system in which the plug is configured to block axial movement of a plug in response to a pressure differential while the plug is released from a mount position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Randall Dean Harkins, Kirk Paul Guidry, Thomas Edgar Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150136383
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Patent number: 8944159
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a horizontal fracturing tree. The horizontal fracturing tree includes a first hydraulic fracturing bore configured to flow a first fluid, wherein the first hydraulic fracturing bore extends along a first horizontal axis, and the first horizontal axis is generally perpendicular to a vertical axis of a wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk Paul Guidry, Stefan Marek Radwanski
  • Publication number: 20150021043
    Abstract: A system is provided that include a safety device configured to mount in a mineral extraction system and block axial movement of a plug in the mineral extraction system while the plug is released from a retainer. In one embodiment, the safety device may be a sleeve configured to receive screws or other retention mechanism in a tubular. A method is provided that includes installing a plug safety catch into a tubular of a mineral extraction system in which the plug is configured to block axial movement of a plug in response to a pressure differential while the plug is released from a mount position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Randall Dean Harkins, Kirk Paul Guidry, Thomas Edgar Taylor