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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180125634
    Abstract: A temporary diameter reduction constraint arrangement for a stent graft in combination with a stent graft is disclosed. The stent graft has a proximal end and a distal end and comprises a biocompatible graft material tube and a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart self-expanding stents fastened thereto, including at least an end stent and a plurality of intermediate stents. The constraint arrangement comprises: an elongate receiver extending longitudinally within the graft material tube; a first wire extending longitudinally along the graft material tube in a first serpentine pattern; and a second wire extending longitudinally along the graft material tube in a second serpentine pattern, wherein at least one of the first and second wires repeatedly loops over the receiver along a longitudinal length of the stent graft thereby securing the stent graft to the receiver. In one embodiment there is also a plurality of loops of thread to reduce the stent graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Chantelle King, Logan Smith
  • Publication number: 20180100359
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Alfred Moss, Nicholas Guidry, Logan Smith, Dax Joseph Neuville
  • Publication number: 20170370165
    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: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Keith Lutgring, Logan Smith, Nicholas Guidry
  • Publication number: 20170335666
    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: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Weber, Keith Lutgring, Logan Smith
  • Publication number: 20160273334
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Logan Smith