Patents by Inventor Luis E. Mendez

Luis E. Mendez 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: 10215019
    Abstract: A method of completing a wellbore system that includes a main wellbore and a lateral wellbore intersecting the main wellbore at a junction is disclosed, wherein in one embodiment the method includes placing a first outer assembly below the junction in the main wellbore and placing a second outer assembly below the junction in the lateral wellbore; placing a first inner assembly in the second outer assembly with a top end thereof below the junction, the top end of the first inner assembly including a first wet connect associated with at least one link in the first inner assembly; and connecting a second wet connect of a string with the first wet connect with a top end of the string having a third wet connect corresponding to the at least one link above the junction in the main wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Carl S. Martin, Colin P. Andrew, Michael H. Johnson, Joshua J. Kaufman, Luis E. Mendez, David E. Schneider, Bryan P. Pendleton
  • Publication number: 20170284191
    Abstract: A method of completing a wellbore system that includes a main wellbore and a lateral wellbore intersecting the main wellbore at a junction is disclosed, wherein in one embodiment the method includes placing a first outer assembly below the junction in the main wellbore and placing a second outer assembly below the junction in the lateral wellbore; placing a first inner assembly in the second outer assembly with a top end thereof below the junction, the top end of the first inner assembly including a first wet connect associated with at least one link in the first inner assembly; and connecting a second wet connect of a string with the first wet connect with a top end of the string having a third wet connect corresponding to the at least one link above the junction in the main wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Carl S. Martin, Colin P. Andrew, Michael H. Johnson, Joshua J. Kaufman, Luis E. Mendez, David E. Schneider, Bryan P. Pendleton
  • Patent number: 9605534
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for monitoring a fluid injection at a downhole location in a wellbore is disclosed. A member is provided in the wellbore. The member includes a passage for flow of fluid and a fiber optic cable including a plurality of temperature sensitive sensors wrapped around the member. A selected temperature signal is imparted into the fluid flowing in the member. A temperature of the fluid exiting the member at the downhole location is measured using the plurality of temperature sensors. The measured temperature and the imparted temperature signal are compared to determine a flow parameter of the injected fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeff Chen, Luis E. Mendez, Chee M. Chok, Xudong Yang
  • Patent number: 9537296
    Abstract: A cable retainer for a downhole tubing string includes a body; a detent extending from the body; a relief between the detent and the body facilitating deflection of the detent to allow passage of a cable; and a detent lip extending from the detent. A method for securing a cable to a tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Do Seo Park, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20160359310
    Abstract: A cable retainer for a downhole tubing string includes a body; a detent extending from the body; a relief between the detent and the body facilitating deflection of the detent to allow passage of a cable; and a detent lip extending from the detent. A method for securing a cable to a tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Do Seo Park, Luis E. Mendez
  • Patent number: 9488259
    Abstract: An actuator includes, a housing, an expandable member housed within the housing configured to expand and contract, an elongated member in operable communication with the expandable member, and a ratchet in operable communication with at least one of the expandable member and the elongated member. The ratchet is configured to allow movement of the elongated member in a first direction relative to the housing in response to expansion of the expandable member and to prevent movement of the elongated member in a second direction in response to contraction of the expandable member until the elongated member has moved a selected dimension, after which the ratchet automatically permits movement of the elongated member in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Joseph, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20150128692
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for monitoring a fluid injection at a downhole location in a wellbore is disclosed. A member is provided in the wellbore. The member includes a passage for flow of fluid and a fiber optic cable including a plurality of temperature sensitive sensors wrapped around the member. A selected temperature signal is imparted into the fluid flowing in the member. A temperature of the fluid exiting the member at the downhole location is measured using the plurality of temperature sensors. The measured temperature and the imparted temperature signal are compared to determine a flow parameter of the injected fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeff Chen, Luis E. Mendez, Chee M. Chok, Xudong Yang
  • Patent number: 8668229
    Abstract: A contamination resistant connecting system includes, a first conduit, a first connector in operable communication with the first conduit, a first seal configured to seal at least part of the first connector from an environment, a second conduit operationally connectable with the first conduit, a second connector in operable communication with the second conduit that is operationally connectable with the first connector and a second seal configured to seal at least part of the second connector from an environment. Additionally, at least one piercing device is configured to pierce through the first seal and the second seal to allow operational connection of the first conduit with the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Carl W. Stoesz, Luis E. Mendez
  • Patent number: 8651173
    Abstract: A modular control system includes a control module removably attachable to an exterior of a downhole tool. A controlled device, the controlled device providing a function for the downhole tool. The controlled device controlled by the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Joseph, Luis E. Mendez, Ajeet G. Kamath
  • Patent number: 8602658
    Abstract: A spoolable signal conduction and connection line for a downhole environment including a length of signal conduction and connection line suitable for the downhole environment; and one or more connectors depending from the line along a length of the line, the connectors capable of making a signal bearing connection for the downhole environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Don A. Hopmann, Luis E. Mendez, Darin Duphorne, Darin Willauer
  • Patent number: 8397828
    Abstract: A spoolable downhole control system includes a length of one or more lines suitable for the downhole environment. The spoolable downhole control system also includes one or more components disposed in signal bearing communication with the one or more lines and along a length of the one or more lines, prior to the system being connected with a string. The components are capable of actuating an operation. A method for creating a downhole system includes spooling out the spoolable downhole control system and joining the one or more components with one or more subs of the tubing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Don A. Hopmann, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20120312523
    Abstract: A modular control system includes a control module removably attachable to an exterior of a downhole tool. A controlled device, the controlled device providing a function for the downhole tool. The controlled device controlled by the control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Joseph, Luis E. Mendez, Ajeet G. Kamath
  • Patent number: 8281865
    Abstract: A tubular valve system includes, a tubular, a primary valve actuatable to control occlusion of at least one port fluidically connecting an inner bore of the tubular with an outside of the tubular, and a contingency valve actuatable to control occlusion of at least one port fluidically connecting the inner bore with the outside of the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Joseph, John R. Abarca, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20120133123
    Abstract: A contamination resistant connecting system includes, a first conduit, a first connector in operable communication with the first conduit, a first seal configured to seal at least part of the first connector from an environment, a second conduit operationally connectable with the first conduit, a second connector in operable communication with the second conduit that is operationally connectable with the first connector and a second seal configured to seal at least part of the second connector from an environment. Additionally, at least one piercing device is configured to pierce through the first seal and the second seal to allow operational connection of the first conduit with the second conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carl W. Stoesz, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20110232921
    Abstract: A spoolable downhole control system including a length of one or more lines suitable for the downhole environment; and one or more components disposed in signal bearing communication with the one or more lines and along a length of the one or more lines, prior to the system being connected with a string, the components capable of actuating an operation. A method is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Don A. Hopmann, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20110194817
    Abstract: A spoolable signal conduction and connection line for a downhole environment including a length of signal conduction and connection line suitable for the downhole environment; and one or more connectors depending from the line along a length of the line, the connectors capable of making a signal bearing connection for the downhole environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Don A. Hopmann, Luis E. Mendez, Darin Duphorne, Darin Willauer
  • Publication number: 20110146265
    Abstract: An actuator includes, a housing, an expandable member housed within the housing configured to expand and contract, an elongated member in operable communication with the expandable member, and a ratchet in operable communication with at least one of the expandable member and the elongated member. The ratchet is configured to allow movement of the elongated member in a first direction relative to the housing in response to expansion of the expandable member and to prevent movement of the elongated member in a second direction in response to contraction of the expandable member until the elongated member has moved a selected dimension, after which the ratchet automatically permits movement of the elongated member in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Joseph, Steve Bogard, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20110000660
    Abstract: A modular valve body includes, a tubular defining an inner bore extending longitudinally therethrough and the tubular has standardized fittings at both ends that are connectable to a drillstring or tubing. The body further has a first surface disposed at the tubular that is in fluidic communication with the inner bore by at least one port, the first surface is receptive to any one of a plurality of selectable modular valves mountable thereat, and a second surface disposed at the tubular is receptive to a circuit configurable to control the selected one of the plurality of selectable modular valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Joseph, John R. Abarca, Luis E. Mendez
  • Publication number: 20110000674
    Abstract: A downhole manifold configured to manage fluid flow to or from a subterranean formation including a housing in operable communication with two or more fluid pathways and having one or more ports for fluid communication with a flow channel; and a valve stem disposed within the housing and actuable to fluidly select one of the two or more fluid pathways and to fluidly communicate that pathway with the one or more ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: LUIS E. MENDEZ, PAUL JOSEPH, TODD C. JACKSON
  • Publication number: 20110000679
    Abstract: A tubular valve system includes, a tubular, a primary valve actuatable to control occlusion of at least one port fluidically connecting an inner bore of the tubular with an outside of the tubular, and a contingency valve actuatable to control occlusion of at least one port fluidically connecting the inner bore with the outside of the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Joseph, John R. Abarca, Luis E. Mendez