Patents by Inventor Logan Smith

Logan Smith 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: 20200345524
    Abstract: A line pull assembly 10 for a prosthetic delivery device is disclosed. The assembly comprises: a rail assembly 250 defining a rail cavity 290 and having a longitudinal axis 251 and a hand-gripable slider assembly 1000. The slider is mounted to the rail assembly for sliding movement along it. The slider has a body 1100 slidably mounted to the rail assembly, the body having an inner body portion 1150 within the rail cavity. A line receiver 1170 for receiving a pullable line 1032 sits within the inner body portion. A release ring 1600 is mounted around the rail assembly and is operably connected to the inner body portion. The slider is locked against sliding movement until the release ring is moved the unlocked position. In the unlocked position, the inner body portion is slideably moveable by sliding movement of the release ring to transfer a pulling force through the line receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: James Collins, Logan Smith
  • Patent number: 10822889
    Abstract: A load transfer system includes a load transfer bushing having a first and second arcuate segments configured to engage a load surface of a tubular or of a collar connected to the tubular, and an elevator configured to receive the load transfer bushing. Moving the elevator from its closed position to its open position while the elevator engages the load transfer bushing moves the first and second arcuate segments apart, permitting the elevator and the load transfer bushing to be received around the tubular. Moving the elevator from the opened position to the closed position with the load transfer bushing and elevator surrounding the tubular forms an axial engagement load surface for the load surface of the tubular or the collar. The load transfer bushing is disengageable from the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jarret Daigle, Logan Smith, John Erick Stelly
  • Publication number: 20200339661
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is directed to triblock peptides comprising a lipid moiety, a peptide block and a zwittenon-like block. Another aspect of the invention is directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the triblock peptides of the present in invention arranged in micelles in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. In certain embodiments, the pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention are vaccine compositions, which may further comprise an adjuvant. Another aspect of the invention is directed to methods of using the triblock peptides and compositions of the invention to treat a disease or condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: BRET ULERY, RUI ZHANG, CAITLIN LEEPER, JOSIAH SMITH, LOGAN MORTON
  • Publication number: 20200300047
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing torque in a drill string includes a clamp assembly having a first clamp segment and a second clamp segment, the first and second clamp segments each including two circumferential ends, the two circumferential ends of the first clamp segment being configured to be connected to the two circumferential ends of the second clamp segment so as to secure the clamp assembly around an oilfield tubular and prevent the clamp assembly from rotating relative to the oilfield tubular. An outer diameter surface of each of the first and second clamp segments is generally continuous in an axial direction. The apparatus also includes an outer sleeve positioned around the clamp assembly, wherein the clamp assembly is configured to rotate with the oilfield tubular and with respect to the outer sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Logan Smith, Jarret Daigle, Keith Lutgring, Matthew Weber, Luk Servaes, Todd Simar, Dustin Pitre
  • Patent number: 10724308
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for reducing torque in a drill string, in which the apparatus includes a first clamp assembly including a plurality of arcuate clamp segments that are pivotally connected together, the plurality of arcuate clamp segments being configured to be positioned around and secured to an oilfield tubular so as to be rotationally fixed to the oilfield tubular, and an outer sleeve positioned around the first clamp assembly. The outer sleeve includes at least two sleeve segments assembled together to form a generally cylindrical sleeve around the first clamp assembly, and the first clamp assembly is configured to rotate with the oilfield tubular and with respect to the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Logan Smith, Jarret Daigle, Keith Lutgring, Matthew Weber
  • Publication number: 20200197201
    Abstract: An endovascular delivery device is disclosed. The device comprises a handle assembly at a distal end thereof and a top-cap assembly at a proximal end thereof. The top-cap assembly has an open configuration and a closed configuration and comprises: a capsule comprising an inner portion and an outer tubular portion and defining a cavity within the outer tubular portion, the cavity receiving the proximal portion of the endograft in the open configuration; and a retriever assembly having a body portion arranged and constructed to fit within the cavity of the capsule in the closed configuration. The device further comprises: a guide wire catheter extending through the handle assembly, the guide wire catheter being affixed at a proximal end thereof to the top-cap assembly; and an endograft receiving portion extending distally with respect to the top-cap assembly. In the closed configuration, the cavity is closed by the body portion of the retriever assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: James Collins, William Parke, Logan Smith
  • Patent number: 10612321
    Abstract: A pipe racking system and method, of which the pipe racking system includes a vertical column extending upwards from a rig floor, a main arm that is movable vertically along the column, a gripper connected to a distal end of the main arm and movable therewith, and an elevator including a plurality of slips configured to engage an outer diameter surface of a tubular and support a weight of the tubular by gripping the outer surface of the tubular. The elevator is suspended from the gripper or a distal end of the main arm via one or more suspension arms. The system also includes one or more guide arms connected to the vertical column. The one or more guide arms are configured to maintain a vertical orientation of the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville, Dougal Brown
  • Patent number: 10577899
    Abstract: A system and method for installing a tubular in a wellbore, of which the method includes coupling a fluid connector tool to a lifting assembly, coupling a casing fill-up and circulation seal assembly to the fluid connector tool, and coupling two segments of casing together to form a casing string. At least one of the segments of casing is fluidically coupled to the casing fill-up and circulation seal assembly. The method also includes running the casing string into a wellbore, pumping a first fluid from the lifting assembly, through the fluid connector tool and the casing fill-up and circulation seal assembly, and into the casing string as the casing string is run into the wellbore, de-coupling the casing fill-up and circulation seal assembly from the fluid connector tool, and coupling a drill-pipe seal assembly to the fluid connector tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Weber, Keith Lutgring, Logan Smith
  • Patent number: 10570678
    Abstract: An apparatus for gripping a tubular includes a body. A slip carrier is coupled to an inner surface of the body. The slip carrier is configured to pivot between an open position and a closed position. A tubular is configured to be introduced laterally into the body when the slip carrier is in the open position. A slip is coupled to the slip carrier. The slip is configured to move radially between a first position that is spaced apart from the tubular and a second position that contacts and grips the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville
  • Publication number: 20190360285
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a tubular string includes a rig drilling bail, a joint bail extender, and a device. The joint bail extender is rigidly coupled to the rig drilling bail. The device is coupled to the first joint bail extender and configured to engage a tubular segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Lutgring, Logan Smith, Nicholas Guidry
  • Publication number: 20190352977
    Abstract: A load transfer system includes a load transfer bushing having a first and second arcuate segments configured to engage a load surface of a tubular or of a collar connected to the tubular, and an elevator configured to receive the load transfer bushing. Moving the elevator from its closed position to its open position while the elevator engages the load transfer bushing moves the first and second arcuate segments apart, permitting the elevator and the load transfer bushing to be received around the tubular. Moving the elevator from the opened position to the closed position with the load transfer bushing and elevator surrounding the tubular forms an axial engagement load surface for the load surface of the tubular or the collar. The load transfer bushing is disengageable from the elevator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jarret Daigle, Logan Smith, John Erick Stelly
  • Patent number: 10472905
    Abstract: A tong and method, in which the tong includes a first plate, and a gear that is rotatable relative to the first plate. The gear defines a slot laterally therethrough. An inner surface of the gear includes at least three cam surface. The tong also includes at least three jaws coupled to the first plate such that the at least three jaws are radially movable with respect to the first plate and are prevented from circumferential movement with respect thereto. The at least three jaws are engageable with the at least three cam surfaces such that rotation of the gear relative to the first plate causes the at least three jaws to move in a radial direction between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Logan Smith, Brian Begnaud, Kirkrai Yuvamitra, Scott Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 10415328
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a tubular string includes a rig drilling bail, a joint bail extender, and a device. The joint bail extender is rigidly coupled to the rig drilling bail. The device is coupled to the first joint bail extender and configured to engage a tubular segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Lutgring, Logan Smith, Nicholas Guidry
  • Publication number: 20190249538
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for mitigating collision occurrences on a drilling rig, of which an example of the method includes associating ultra wide band (UWB) tags with pieces of rig equipment and rig personnel. The tags are configured to communicate with one or more anchors. The method also includes determining interlock rules associated with each of the pieces of rig equipment, monitoring positions of the pieces of rig equipment and the rig personnel using the tags, in real-time, determining that one or more of the interlock rules are violated by a position of one or more of the pieces of rig equipment, rig personnel, or both, and, in response to determining that the one or more of the interlock rules are violated, at least partially disabling operation of one or more of the pieces of rig equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Seth Menard, Marcus Savini, Jeremy R. Angelle, Logan Smith, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Brennan Domec
  • Publication number: 20190209356
    Abstract: An endoluminal delivery device assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises: an introducer including a seal housing assembly, housing a seal, and an sheath extending proximally therefrom; a delivery device including a handle body and a pusher catheter extending from the body, the pusher catheter having a pusher catheter external surface, the pusher catheter extending through the introducer such that the external surface slideably engages with the seal; a guide wire catheter extending through the body and through the pusher, the guide wire catheter being affixed at a proximal end thereof to a tip assembly; and a linking portion for linking the body and the seal housing assembly together, the linking portion having an unlinked condition and a linked condition. In the linked condition, sliding movement between the pusher catheter and the seal is limited such that disengagement between the pusher catheter external surface and the seal is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: James Collins, Logan Smith
  • Patent number: 10329893
    Abstract: A tubular support assembly, method, and offshore drilling rig. The tubular support assembly includes a spider configured to support a tubular received therethrough, and a rotary table that supports the spider and transmits a vertical load applied to the spider to a rig floor. The tubular support assembly also includes a load cell configured to measure the vertical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Logan Smith
  • Publication number: 20190167456
    Abstract: An endovascular delivery device comprises an outer handle with a track; an inner handle moveable relative to the outer handle; a tip assembly slider mounted on the track; the tip assembly having a top cap and a retriever, the top cap comprising a mouth receiving a proximal portion of the endograft and closable by the retriever; a connector extending from the tip to the inner handle and including a distal portion slidably engaging the inner handle; a pusher catheter extending from the outer handle assembly; a guidewire catheter; a distal trigger wire operable to release the distal end of the endograft; a proximal trigger wire release slider mounted on the track and movable from an initial to a triggered position, wherein the tip assembly slider engages the trigger wire release slider to prevent distal movement until the trigger wire release slider is moved distally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: James Collins, Logan Smith
  • Publication number: 20190153789
    Abstract: A pipe racking system and method, of which the pipe racking system includes a vertical column extending upwards from a rig floor, a main arm that is movable vertically along the column, a gripper connected to a distal end of the main arm and movable therewith, and an elevator including a plurality of slips configured to engage an outer diameter surface of a tubular and support a weight of the tubular by gripping the outer surface of the tubular. The elevator is suspended from the gripper or a distal end of the main arm via one or more suspension arms. The system also includes one or more guide arms connected to the vertical column. The one or more guide arms are configured to maintain a vertical orientation of the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville, Dougal Brown
  • Publication number: 20190040693
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for reducing torque in a drill string, in which the apparatus includes a first clamp assembly including a plurality of arcuate clamp segments that are pivotally connected together, the plurality of arcuate clamp segments being configured to be positioned around and secured to an oilfield tubular so as to be rotationally fixed to the oilfield tubular, and an outer sleeve positioned around the first clamp assembly. The outer sleeve includes at least two sleeve segments assembled together to form a generally cylindrical sleeve around the first clamp assembly, and the first clamp assembly is configured to rotate with the oilfield tubular and with respect to the outer sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Logan Smith, Jarret Daigle, Keith Lutgring, Matthew Weber
  • Publication number: 20180258718
    Abstract: A tong and method, in which the tong includes a first plate, and a gear that is rotatable relative to the first plate. The gear defines a slot laterally therethrough. An inner surface of the gear includes at least three cam surface. The tong also includes at least three jaws coupled to the first plate such that the at least three jaws are radially movable with respect to the first plate and are prevented from circumferential movement with respect thereto. The at least three jaws are engageable with the at least three cam surfaces such that rotation of the gear relative to the first plate causes the at least three jaws to move in a radial direction between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Logan Smith, Brian Begnaud, Kirkrai Yuvamitra, Scott Arceneaux