Patents by Inventor Robert Bohuslav Kratochvil

Robert Bohuslav Kratochvil 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: 20090145605
    Abstract: A shear assembly used downhole to actuate a work string function includes a dampening subassembly to dampen the momentum of moving parts following shearing to avoid excessive acceleration and resulting jarring forces within the work string. A dual shear assembly is provided, in which the dampening subassembly prevents inertial force resulting from a first shear from exceeding the threshold for actuating the second, higher threshold, shear mechanism thereby allowing more precise control of the forces applied to the work string to prevent premature shearing of the second shear mechanism. In a specific embodiment, the dampening subassembly is a hydraulic dampening subassembly. The dual shear assembly may be used, for example, to first open a wash port above a tool lodged within the wellbore to loosen debris above the lodged tool, and then to shear the tool from the work string if necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Bohuslav Kratochvil, Scott Oliver Kirk, Daniel Schofield, Darko Smolcic