Patents by Inventor Neil Cannon

Neil Cannon 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: 20190136632
    Abstract: An actuator for use in a directional steering assembly includes an ultrahard insert positioned on a working face. The ultrahard insert is positioned along at least a portion of the perimeter of the working face. The ultrahard insert has a coefficient of friction less than a material of the remainder of the working face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kjell Haugvaldstad, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20190136636
    Abstract: A cutting element may include a substrate including a plurality of metal carbide particles and a first metal binder having a first metal binder content; an outer layer of polycrystalline diamond material at an end of the cutting element, the polycrystalline diamond material including a plurality of interconnected diamond particles; and a plurality of interstitial regions disposed among the interconnected diamond particles, the plurality of interstitial regions containing a second metal binder having a second metal binder content. The cutting element also includes at least one transition zone between the substrate and the outer layer, the at least one transition zone including a plurality of refractory metal carbide particles and a third metal binder having a third metal binder content, the third metal binder content being less than the first metal binder content and the second metal binder content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Madapusi K. Keshavan, Ronald B. Crockett, Neil Cannon, Dwain Norris, David R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20190032792
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a choke valve that includes a choke body, a choke trim disposed in the choke body, where the choke trim is configured to adjust a cross-sectional area of a flow path in the choke body to adjust a fluid flow through the choke valve, a needle of the choke trim disposed in the flow path of the fluid flow, where the needle includes a first portion having a superhard material, a seat of the choke trim, where the needle is configured to move along an axis extending through an opening of the seat to adjust the fluid flow through the choke valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Ghulam A. Barkatally, Jerry A. Martino, Declan Elliott, Edmund Peter McHugh, Jonathan Marshall, David Hoyle, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20190010763
    Abstract: A cutting element includes a substrate that is axially symmetric about a central axis. The substrate has a radius perpendicular to the central axis and that extends from the central axis to an outer surface of the substrate. A super-hard material is coupled to the substrate, and the central axis passes through the super-hard material. The super-hard material has an external surface defining at least one ridge protruding from a remainder of the external surface. A central point on the central axis is offset from the external surface of the super-hard material by a distance equal to the radius of the substrate. A distance measured from the external surface of the super-hard material to the central point is greatest at a position between 25° and 45° from the central axis of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald B. Crockett, Dwain Norris, Aaron Madsen, Neil Cannon, John Daniel Belnap
  • Patent number: 10174561
    Abstract: A cutting element may include a substrate including a plurality of metal carbide particles and a first metal binder having a first metal binder content; an outer layer of polycrystalline diamond material at an end of the cutting element, the polycrystalline diamond material including a plurality of interconnected diamond particles; and a plurality of interstitial regions disposed among the interconnected diamond particles, the plurality of interstitial regions containing a second metal binder having a second metal binder content. The cutting element also includes at least one transition zone between the substrate and the outer layer, the at least one transition zone including a plurality of refractory metal carbide particles and a third metal binder having a third metal binder content, the third metal binder content being less than the first metal binder content and the second metal binder content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett, Neil Cannon, Dwain Norris, Madapusi K. Keshavan
  • Patent number: 9989665
    Abstract: Devices and methods for well logging using a wear-resistant electrode are provided. A downhole device may include a drill collar and a first electrode mounted on the drill collar. Further, the first electrode may include a wear-resistant face. The first electrode may be movably coupled within the drill collar, and the first electrode may be configured to extend and retract into a wellbore to maintain contact with a wall of the wellbore. Furthermore, the first electrode may be configured to measure impedance of a geological formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian O. Clark, Jacques Orban, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott R. Woolston, Daniel Hendricks, Neil Cannon
  • Patent number: 9880311
    Abstract: Devices and methods for well logging using a wear resistant electrode are provided. A downhole device may include a drill bit, a gauge pad mounted on the drill bit, and a first electrode mounted in the gauge pad. An insulating polycrystalline diamond (PCD) material may surround at least a portion of the first electrode. Additionally, the first electrode may include an electrically conductive wear resistant contact point that maintains constant contact with a wall of a wellbore. Additionally, the first electrode may measure an impedance of a geological formation during a drilling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian O. Clark, Jacques Orban, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott R. Woolston, Daniel Hendricks, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20170105129
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed. The method includes retrofitting network-ready devices to a structure, and registering the devices on a device network in communication with a central application. The method includes causing the central application to associate a location of a device with the device, and to associate a human-understandable identifier with the device. The method includes causing the central application to associate the device with a network address, and causing the central application to: (a) group a first device with a second device, responsive to determining that the first device and the second device are in the same room, in the same service system, and/or of the same type; (b) assign a trigger to the first device; and (c) assign a first automated function to the first device and a second automated function to the second device, the automated functions responsive to the trigger of the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Teplin, Steven G. Barge, Neil Cannon, Anthony W. Catalano, Steven S. Davis, Brent Ray Earl, Elisabeth A, Schroeter
  • Publication number: 20160320515
    Abstract: Devices and methods for well logging using a wear-resistant electrode are provided. A downhole device may include a drill collar and a first electrode mounted on the drill collar. Further, the first electrode may include a wear-resistant face. The first electrode may be movably coupled within the drill collar, and the first electrode may be configured to extend and retract into a wellbore to maintain contact with a wall of the wellbore. Furthermore, the first electrode may be configured to measure impedance of a geological formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Brian O. Clark, Jacques Orban, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott R. Woolston, Daniel Hendricks, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20160320516
    Abstract: Devices and methods for well logging using a wear resistant electrode are provided. A downhole device may include a drill bit, a gauge pad mounted on the drill bit, and a first electrode mounted in the gauge pad. An insulating polycrystalline diamond (PCD) material may surround at least a portion of the first electrode. Additionally, the first electrode may include an electrically conductive wear resistant contact point that maintains constant contact with a wall of a wellbore. Additionally, the first electrode may measure an impedance of a geological formation during a drilling operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Brian O. Clark, Jacques Orban, Jonathan D. Marshall, Scott R. Woolston, Daniel Hendricks, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20150129322
    Abstract: A cutting element may include a substrate including a plurality of metal carbide particles and a first metal binder having a first metal binder content; an outer layer of polycrystalline diamond material at an end of the cutting element, the polycrystalline diamond material including a plurality of interconnected diamond particles; and a plurality of interstitial regions disposed among the interconnected diamond particles, the plurality of interstitial regions containing a second metal binder having a second metal binder content. The cutting element also includes at least one transition zone between the substrate and the outer layer, the at least one transition zone including a plurality of refractory metal carbide particles and a third metal binder having a third metal binder content, the third metal binder content being less than the first metal binder content and the second metal binder content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett, Neil Cannon, Dwain Norris, Madapusi K. Keshavan
  • Publication number: 20140345321
    Abstract: An article of jewelry for wearing on the body may comprise a sintered polycrystalline diamond compact with substantially no metal catalyst. As many of the metal catalysts commonly used in the art are known to cause skin irritation, such a sintered compact with substantially no metal catalyst may be more biocompatible than previously known. A method for forming such a biocompatible sintered polycrystalline diamond compact comprises mixing diamond powder and metal catalyst powder into a mixture and sintering the mixture under elevated temperature and pressure conditions to form a sintered compact. The sintered compact may then be leached in an acid or other solution to substantially remove the metal catalyst from the sintered compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett, Neil Cannon
  • Patent number: 8761523
    Abstract: A method for making a media collection associated with an event having an event location, includes receiving a specification of members in a group; using a processor to receive one or more media elements from each of a plurality of media-capture devices, each media element having a capture location; defining the event in response to receiving one or more media-capture-device signals having the event location from group members; and associating media elements having the event location received at the same time or after the event definition with a stored media event collection corresponding to the event for subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Steven Cok, Jon Allyn Campbell, Neil Cannon, Mark S. Cook, Joseph Anthony Manico, Peter Karl Traeg
  • Patent number: 8640768
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, an external tubular member comprises an external outside surface and an external inside surface joined by an external wall thickness. The external wall thickness comprises external sintered polycrystalline diamond. An internal member comprises an internal outside surface and an internal width. The internal width comprises internal sintered polycrystalline diamond. The external inside surface is adjacent to the internal outside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Ronald B. Crockett, Neil Cannon
  • Publication number: 20130294060
    Abstract: An LED lighting element for use in a fluorescent lighting fixture includes first and second end caps formed as printed circuit boards for connecting with and obtaining physical support from respective first and second sockets of the fluorescent lighting fixture, and a blade supporting one or more LEDs between the first and second end caps. The blade includes a first compartment that contains high voltage circuitry, a second compartment, separated from the first compartment, that contains a low voltage assembly including the one or more LEDs, and a third compartment forming an optical cavity. The element also includes a power converter, located in one or both of the first and second end caps, that converts power from the fluorescent light socket into power for operating the LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Van Laanen, Jeffrey Bisberg, Neil Cannon, Tracy Earles
  • Publication number: 20130128038
    Abstract: A method for making a media collection associated with an event having an event location includes using a processor to receive one or more media elements from each of a plurality of media-capture devices, each media element having a capture location; defining the event in response to receiving one or more media-capture-device signals having the event location; and associating media elements having the event location received at the same time or after the event definition with a stored media-event collection corresponding to the event for subsequent use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald Steven COK, Jon Allyn CAMPBELL, Neil CANNON, Mark S. COOK, Joseph Anthony MANICO, Peter Karl TRAEG
  • Patent number: D699886
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Albeo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilke, Jeffrey Bisberg, Neil Cannon, Peter Van Lannen
  • Patent number: D714486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Albeo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilke, Jeffrey Bisberg, Neil Cannon, Peter Van Laanen
  • Patent number: D731103
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Albeo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilke, Jeffrey Bisberg, Neil Cannon, Peter Van Laanen, Paul Winker, Andrew Wetzig
  • Patent number: D774235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ALBEO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilke, Jeffrey Bisberg, Neil Cannon, Peter Van Laanen, Paul Winker, Andrew Wetzig