Patents by Inventor Martin P. Coronado

Martin P. Coronado 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: 10036228
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to methods and devices for improved liner drill-in operations. Specifically, embodiments may provide the capability to selectively allow rotation of the liner, even once a packer has been set. Typical embodiments might couple a port sealing collar (that can selectively seal or open a port in the liner) to a selectively lockable swivel joint, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HydraWell Inc.
    Inventor: Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 10024127
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments may relate to devices or tools for diverting flow within a wellbore. For example, disclosed tool embodiments may allow for more efficiently cutting and pulling of casing from a wellbore during well abandonment operations, since diverting fluid flow as disclosed may allow for a single tool string trip to allow the flow patterns for both cutting and cleanup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HydraWell Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Plante, Martin P. Coronado, Markus Iuell, Luis Garcia, Rodney Bennett
  • Publication number: 20160265295
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments may relate to devices or tools for diverting flow within a wellbore. For example, disclosed tool embodiments may allow for more efficiently cutting and pulling of casing from a wellbore during well abandonment operations, since diverting fluid flow as disclosed may allow for a single tool string trip to allow the flow patterns for both cutting and cleanup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Plante, Martin P. Coronado, Markus Iuell, Luis Garcia, Rodney Bennett
  • Publication number: 20160186511
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to methods and devices for setting a plug seat within a downhole well, for example in fracing operations. In an embodiment, the expandable plug seat may include an expandable slip ring and one or more wedge rings. To set the expandable plug seat in place within the casing of the wellbore, longitudinal force would typically be applied to the one or more wedge rings, thereby deforming the expandable slip ring and driving it radially outward and into contact with the casing in the wellbore. In some embodiments, the expandable plug seat may be used with a dissolvable ball, which can be pumped to seat onto the plug seat device for sealing of the wellbore. Once the downstream section of the well has been isolated in this manner, hydraulic fracturing operations can commence. Eventually, the ball may dissolve, allowing access to the wellbore without the need to drill the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Martin P. Coronado, Luis A. Garcia, Mark E. Plante, Rodney D. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20160130901
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments may relate to methods and devices which may assist in removal of casing from a wellbore, for example during abandonment operations. In an embodiment, the tool device may have a sleeve rotationally disposed on a housing body, such that rotation may operate to switch the tool between two configurations. In the first configuration, the tool may allow fluid flow down the length of the tool string through the longitudinal bore, and then back up to the surface through the annular space outside the housing. In the second configuration, the tool may allow fluid flow from the bore of the tool to the annular space, and then downward in the annular space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Martin P. Coronado, Luis A. Garcia, Mark E. Plante, Markus Iuell, Rodney D. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20160024877
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to methods and devices for improved liner drill-in operations. Specifically, embodiments may provide the capability to selectively allow rotation of the liner, even once a packer has been set. Typical embodiments might couple a port sealing collar (that can selectively seal or open a port in the liner) to a selectively lockable swivel joint, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 9140085
    Abstract: A downhole positioning apparatus includes: a carrier configured to be disposed in a borehole in an earth formation, the carrier including at least one measurement tool and an extendable member configured to be actuated between a first position in which the extendable member is disposed at the carrier and a second position in which the member is extended from an outer surface of the carrier; and a receiving element fixedly disposed at a borehole casing, the receiving element configured to receive the elongated member when the member is in the second position and guide the carrier to a selected orientation as the carrier is moved axially through the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel T. Georgi, Martin P. Coronado, Carl M. Edwards, Antonius M. Loermans
  • Patent number: 8955214
    Abstract: A method for securing a signal propagating line to a downhole component includes configuring the downhole component in a final form prior to securing the line thereto; positioning the line at an outside dimension of the component; and fusing the line to the component with a heat based fusion method and apparatus therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Varma, Stephen L. Crow, Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 8839849
    Abstract: A method for producing fluid from a subterranean formation includes configuring a body to at least partially fill with a selected fluid; and actuating a flow restriction element using the body. The selected fluid may be water. An apparatus for controlling flow of a fluid into a wellbore tubular may include a selectively buoyant body, and a flow restriction element responsive to a movement of the selectively buoyant body. The selectively buoyant body includes a membrane configured to block a flow of hydrocarbons into the selectively buoyant body. The flow restriction element may include a flapper, a sliding sleeve, and a poppet valve. The body may be at least partially filled with a permeable material, which includes, but is not limited to, open-cell foam, reticulated metal foam, shaped sintered powder and capillary tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Randall V. Guest, Stephen L. Crow, Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 8678079
    Abstract: Wear is reduced in abrasive slurry service at an outlet into an annular space defined by the wellbore and around the tool. In a gravel packing application with a crossover, the slurry exits a central passage and goes into an internal annulus in the tool. Turning vanes that make at least one full turn and that have a height at least partially the height of the annular space are there to impart a swirl movement to at least a portion of the slurry stream. The swirling motion has beneficial effects of reducing turbulence which allows a velocity reduction for a comparable output volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Clem, Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 8646535
    Abstract: An inflow control device may include flow control elements along a flow path. The flow control elements may change the inertial direction of the fluid flowing in the flow path. The change in inertial direction occurs at junctures along the flow path. The flow control elements may also be configured to form segmented pressure drops across the flow path. The segmented pressure drops may include a first pressure drop segment and a second pressure drop segment that is different from the first pressure drop segment. The pressure drop segments may be generated by a passage, an orifice or a slot. In embodiments, the plurality of flow control elements may separate the fluid into at least two flow paths. The flow control elements may also be configured to cause an increase in a pressure drop in the flow path as a concentration of water increases in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Yang Xu, Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 8544548
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling flow of a fluid into a wellbore tubular may include a flow control device controlling the flow of the fluid; and a disintegrating element associated with the flow control device. The flow control device may be actuated when the disintegrating element disintegrates when exposed to the flowing fluid. The disintegrating element may disintegrate upon exposure to water in the fluid. A method for producing fluid from a subterranean formation includes: configuring an element to disintegrate when exposed to a selected fluid; positioning the element in a wellbore; and actuating a flow control device using the element. The element may disintegrate when exposed to water. Actuating the flow control device may restrict a flow of fluid into a wellbore tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin P. Coronado, Steven R. Hayter
  • Patent number: 8528641
    Abstract: A fracturing and gravel packing tool has features that prevent well swabbing when the tool is picked up with respect to a set isolation packer. An upper or multi-acting circulation valve allows switching between the squeeze and circulation positions without risk of closing the low bottom hole pressure ball valve. The low bottom hole pressure ball valve can only be closed with multiple movements in opposed direction that occur after a predetermined force is held for a finite time to allow movement that arms the low bottom hole pressure ball valve. The multi-acting circulation valve can prevent fluid loss to the formation when being set down with the crossover tool supported or on the reciprocating set down device and the multi-acting circulation valve is closed without risk of closing the wash pipe valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Clem, Martin P. Coronado, Jeffery D. Kitzman, Jeffry S. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130206397
    Abstract: A downhole positioning apparatus includes: a carrier configured to be disposed in a borehole in an earth formation, the carrier including at least one measurement tool and an extendable member configured to be actuated between a first position in which the extendable member is disposed at the carrier and a second position in which the member is extended from an outer surface of the carrier; and a receiving element fixedly disposed at a borehole casing, the receiving element configured to receive the elongated member when the member is in the second position and guide the carrier to a selected orientation as the carrier is moved axially through the borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel T. GEORGI, Martin P. CORONADO, Carl M. EDWARDS, Antonius M. LOERMANS
  • Patent number: 8469105
    Abstract: A flow control device is provided that in one embodiment includes a flow-through region configured to receive formation fluid at an inflow region and discharge the received fluid at an outflow region and a setting device configured to adjust the flow of the fluid through the flow-through region to a selected level. The setting device includes a coupling member configured to be coupled to an external latching device adapted to move the coupling member to cause the setting device to alter the flow of the fluid from the flow-through region to the selected level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward J. O'Malley, Elmer R. Peterson, Martin P. Coronado, Luis A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 8469107
    Abstract: A flow control device is provided that in one embodiment includes a flow-through region configured to receive formation fluid at an inflow region and discharge the received fluid at an outflow region and a setting device configured to adjust the flow of the fluid through the flow-through region to a selected level. The setting device includes a coupling member configured to be coupled to an external latching device adapted to move the coupling member to cause the setting device to alter the flow of the fluid from the flow-through region to the selected level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward J. O'Malley, Elmer R. Peterson, Martin P. Coronado, Luis A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 8443888
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device for controlling flow of water from a subterranean formation into a production well may include a flow control member formed from a shape-conforming material and a hydrophilic polymer disposed within the shape-conforming member in an amount sufficient to cause the flow control member to restrict flow of water therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 8371369
    Abstract: A crossover tool that resists the erosive forces of high velocity slurry streams of gravel in downhole fracturing and gravel packing operations employs hardened inserts that protect the inside face of the housing as well as the openings through the crossover housing wall. The inserts have an extending portion that goes through housing openings preferably to the outer surface of the housing. The inserts also have inboard flanged surfaces that preferably abut or overlap to give preferably full inner wall protection to the housing from the flow of abrasive slurry. The inserts can be secured to each other or to the interior of the housing to hold them firmly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Clem, Martin P. Coronado, Steve Rosenblatt
  • Publication number: 20120298370
    Abstract: An inflow control device may include flow control elements along a flow path. The flow control elements may change the inertial direction of the fluid flowing in the flow path. The change in inertial direction occurs at junctures along the flow path. The flow control elements may also be configured to form segmented pressure drops across the flow path. The segmented pressure drops may include a first pressure drop segment and a second pressure drop segment that is different from the first pressure drop segment. The pressure drop segments may be generated by a passage, an orifice or a slot. In embodiments, the plurality of flow control elements may separate the fluid into at least two flow paths. The flow control elements may also be configured to cause an increase in a pressure drop in the flow path as a concentration of water increases in the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yang Xu, Martin P. Coronado
  • Patent number: 8312931
    Abstract: An inflow control device may include flow control elements along a flow path. The flow control elements may change the inertial direction of the fluid flowing in the flow path. The change in inertial direction occurs at junctures along the flow path. The flow control elements may also be configured to form segmented pressure drops across the flow path. The segmented pressure drops may include a first pressure drop segment and a second pressure drop segment that is different from the first pressure drop segment. The pressure drop segments may be generated by a passage, an orifice or a slot. In embodiments, the plurality of flow control elements may separate the fluid into at least two flow paths. The flow control elements may also be configured to cause an increase in a pressure drop in the flow path as a concentration of water increases in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Yang Xu, Martin P. Coronado