Patents by Inventor Richard Thomas Hay

Richard Thomas Hay 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: 8757279
    Abstract: A pipe in pipe piston thrust system comprises a plurality of piston assemblies configured to sealingly engage a wellbore, a pump configured to transfer a fluid into the wellbore, and a by-pass disposed between a plurality of annuli formed by the plurality of piston assemblies. The by-pass allows for selective communication of the fluid between the plurality of annuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Publication number: 20140158426
    Abstract: A downhole drilling motor for well drilling operations includes a tubular housing and a stator disposed in the tubular housing. The stator defines an internal cavity passing therethrough, wherein the stator includes one or more lobes defining at least a portion of the cavity. A rotor is operatively positioned in the internal cavity to cooperate with the one or more lobes of the stator. At least a portion of the stator or of the rotor comprises a memory material adapted to expand or contract when heat is applied by a localized heating module to the memory material. A fluid escape gap between the rotor and stator is adjusted by applying heat to the rotor and/or stator. At least one controller is adapted to receive input data and provide output signals increasing and/or decreasing electrical current applied to the at least one localized heating module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Hay, Robello Samuel
  • Publication number: 20140110108
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing fluid samples from a borehole is described. The system includes an outer pipe (703) and an inner pipe (702) disposed within the outer pipe. A removable capture assembly may be disposed within the inner pipe proximate to a top of the inner pipe. A flow port (706) may provide fluid communication with the inner pipe. The system may also include a flow mandrel (756) disposed around the outer pipe. The flow mandrel may include a flow path in fluid communication with an annular space within the outer pipe, and the removable capture assembly may be at least partially disposed within the flow mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Publication number: 20140102690
    Abstract: A pipe in pipe piston thrust system comprises a plurality of piston assemblies configured to sealingly engage a wellbore, a pump configured to transfer a fluid into the wellbore, and a by-pass disposed between a plurality of annuli formed by the plurality of piston assemblies. The by-pass allows for selective communication of the fluid between the plurality of annuli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Publication number: 20140014372
    Abstract: A pipe in pipe piston thrust system comprises a plurality of piston assemblies configured to sealingly engage a wellbore, a pump configured to transfer a fluid into the wellbore, and a by-pass disposed between a plurality of annuli formed by the plurality of piston assemblies. The by-pass allows for selective communication of the fluid between the plurality of annuli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Patent number: 8618803
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may operate to launch a set of currents into a corresponding set of existing well casings; monitor, in a well under construction, changes in at least one of a magnetic field or an electric field perturbed by the set of currents after each one of the set is launched; and determine a location of the well under construction in relation to the set of existing well casings. In some embodiments, the activities include inducing current into a drillstring located in a well under construction; monitoring, at a set of existing well casings, changes in at least one of a magnetic field or an electric field perturbed by the current after the current is induced; and determining a location of the well under construction in relation to the set of existing well casings. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Rodney, David Lyle, Mac Upshall, Richard Thomas Hay
  • Publication number: 20130333947
    Abstract: A motor includes: a rotor including an undulated surface; a rod disposed about the rotor; and a coil disposed about the rod to induce shape changes in the rod, which in turn impart forces to the undulated surface to rotate the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Publication number: 20130328442
    Abstract: A power supply includes a rotor having an undulated surface (658, 858, 958, 10, 58) and a magnetostrictive material disposed adjacent to the undulated surface. The undulated surface alternatingly compresses the magnetostrictive material as the rotor rotates, inducing an electric current in a conductor coupled to the magnetostrictive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Hay, James H. Dudley, Robello Samuel
  • Publication number: 20130265171
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to transmit a data signal along a transmission line extending lengthwise along a drill string, the transmission line comprising an outer conductive path provided by a tubular wall of a drill pipe that extends along the drill string; and an internal conductive path extending along an interior passage that is bounded by a radially inner cylindrical surface of the drill pipe and along which drilling fluid is conveyed, the inner conductive path being substantially insulated from the outer conductive path. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Patent number: 8272447
    Abstract: A borehole network including first and second end surface locations and at least one intermediate surface location interconnected by a subterranean path, and a method for connecting a subterranean path between a first borehole including a directional section and a second borehole including a directional section. A directional drilling component is drilled in at least one of the directional sections to obtain a required proximity between the first and second boreholes. An intersecting component is drilled, utilizing magnetic ranging techniques, from one directional section to provide a borehole intersection between the first and second boreholes, thereby connecting the subterranean path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Lee, Richard Thomas Hay, Nestor Humberto Gil, Kyler Tebbutt, Rodney A. Schnell, Joe E. Hess, Tracy Lorne Grills, Barry Gerard Ryan
  • Publication number: 20120170410
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to communicate, by an information-bearing signal across a mechanical interface, between a pair of electromechanical transducer elements when the pair is compressively loaded. Compressive loading may occur after coupling a male portion of a pipe joint to a female portion of the pipe joint to form the pipe joint. A first one of the pair of electromechanical transducer elements may be included in the male portion, and a second one of the pair may be included in the female portion. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services ,Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Publication number: 20120158305
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may operate to launch a set of currents into a corresponding set of existing well casings; monitor, in a well under construction, changes in at least one of a magnetic field or an electric field perturbed by the set of currents after each one of the set is launched; and determine a location of the well under construction in relation to the set of existing well casings. In some embodiments, the activities include inducing current into a drillstring located in a well under construction; monitoring, at a set of existing well casings, changes in at least one of a magnetic field or an electric field perturbed by the current after the current is induced; and determining a location of the well under construction in relation to the set of existing well casings. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Paul F. Rodney, David Lyle, Mac Upshall, Richard Thomas Hay
  • Publication number: 20120145463
    Abstract: A borehole network including first and second end surface locations and at least one intermediate surface location interconnected by a subterranean path, and a method for connecting a subterranean path between a first borehole including a directional section and a second borehole including a directional section. A directional drilling component is drilled in at least one of the directional sections to obtain a required proximity between the first and second boreholes. An intersecting component is drilled, utilizing magnetic ranging techniques, from one directional section to provide a borehole intersection between the first and second boreholes, thereby connecting the subterranean path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Lee, Richard Thomas Hay, Nestor Humberto Gil, Kyler Tebbutt, Rodney A. Schnell, Joe E. Hess, Tracy Lorne Grills, Barry Gerard Ryan
  • Patent number: 8146685
    Abstract: A borehole network including first and second end surface locations and at least one intermediate surface location interconnected by a subterranean path, and a method for connecting a subterranean path between a first borehole including a directional section and a second borehole including a directional section. A directional drilling component is drilled in at least one of the directional sections to obtain a required proximity between the first and second boreholes. An intersecting component is drilled, utilizing magnetic ranging techniques, from one directional section to provide a borehole intersection between the first and second boreholes, thereby connecting the subterranean path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Lee, Richard Thomas Hay, Nesto Humberto Gil, Kyler Tebbutt, Rodney A. Schnell, Joe E. Hess, Tracy Lorne Grills, Barry Gerard Ryan
  • Publication number: 20110114388
    Abstract: A borehole network including first and second end surface locations and at least one intermediate surface location interconnected by a subterranean path, and a method for connecting a subterranean path between a first borehole including a directional section and a second borehole including a directional section. A directional drilling component is drilled in at least one of the directional sections to obtain a required proximity between the first and second boreholes. An intersecting component is drilled, utilizing magnetic ranging techniques, from one directional section to provide a borehole intersection between the first and second boreholes, thereby connecting the subterranean path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Lee, Richard Thomas Hay, Nestor Humberto Gil, Kyler Tebbutt, Rodney A. Schnell, Joe E. Hess, Tracy Lorne Grills, Barry Gerard Ryan
  • Patent number: 7878270
    Abstract: A borehole network including first and second end surface locations and at least one intermediate surface location interconnected by a subterranean path, and a method for connecting a subterranean path between a first borehole including a directional section and a second borehole including a directional section. A directional drilling component is drilled in at least one of the directional sections to obtain a required proximity between the first and second boreholes. An intersecting component is drilled, utilizing magnetic ranging techniques, from one directional section to provide a borehole intersection between the first and second boreholes, thereby connecting the subterranean path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Lee, Richard Thomas Hay, Nesto Humberto Gil, Kyler Tebbutt, Rodney A. Schnell, Joe E. Hess, Tracy Lorne Grills, Barry Gerard Ryan
  • Publication number: 20100224415
    Abstract: A borehole network including first and second end surface locations and at least one intermediate surface location interconnected by a subterranean path, and a method for connecting a subterranean path between a first borehole including a directional section and a second borehole including a directional section. A directional drilling component is drilled in at least one of the directional sections to obtain a required proximity between the first and second boreholes. An intersecting component is drilled, utilizing magnetic ranging techniques, from one directional section to provide a borehole intersection between the first and second boreholes, thereby connecting the subterranean path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Lee, Richard Thomas Hay, Nestor Humberto Gil, Kyler Tebbutt, Rodney A. Schnell, Joe E. Hess, Tracy Lorne Grills, Barry Gerard Ryan
  • Patent number: 6948572
    Abstract: In a drilling system of the type comprising a rotatable drilling string, a drilling string communication system and a drilling direction control device connected with the drilling string, a method is provided for issuing one or more commands to the drilling direction control device utilizing a changeable first parameter associated with the drilling string and a changeable second parameter associated with the drilling string. The method includes providing at least one first parameter state, providing at least one first parameter event relating to the first parameter state; providing at least one second parameter state, providing at least one second parameter event relating to the second parameter state and issuing at least one command to the drilling direction control device in response to providing at least one of the first parameter event, the second parameter event, the first parameter state and the second parameter state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Hay, Colin Walker, John Ransford Hardin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040112640
    Abstract: In a drilling system of the type comprising a rotatable drilling string, a drilling string communication system and a drilling direction control device connected with the drilling string, a method is provided for issuing one or more commands to the drilling direction control device utilizing a changeable first parameter associated with the drilling string and a changeable second parameter associated with the drilling string. The method includes providing at least one first parameter state, providing at least one first parameter event relating to the first parameter state; providing at least one second parameter state, providing at least one second parameter event relating to the second parameter state and issuing at least one command to the drilling direction control device in response to providing at least one of the first parameter event, the second parameter event, the first parameter state and the second parameter state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Hay, Colin Walker, John Ransford Hardin
  • Patent number: 6531871
    Abstract: An electromagnetic antenna extension assembly for connection downhole into a pipe string between a data transmission unit and an electromagnetic antenna. Further, a method for connecting the data transmission unit with the antenna utilizing the assembly. The antenna includes an outer antenna member and an inner antenna member having a lower electrical connector. The data transmission unit includes an outer transmission member and an inner data transmission tool having an upper electrical connector connectable with the lower connector of the inner antenna member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Hay, Byron John Sand