Patents by Inventor Robert Metz

Robert Metz 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: 20200325732
    Abstract: A mast for a drilling rig and a method for operation thereof, in which the mast includes a first leg, a second leg, and a mast leg actuator coupled to the first leg and the second leg. The mast leg actuator is configured to expand so as to pivot the first and second legs apart, and the mast leg actuator is configured to collapse so as to pivot the first and second legs together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ted Wessale, Robert Metz
  • Patent number: 10784170
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques for co-integration of heterogeneous materials, such as group III-V semiconductor materials and group IV semiconductors (e.g., Ge) on a same substrate (e.g. silicon). In embodiments, multi-layer heterogeneous semiconductor material stacks having alternating nanowire and sacrificial layers are employed to release nanowires and permit formation of a coaxial gate structure that completely surrounds a channel region of the nanowire transistor. In embodiments, individual PMOS and NMOS channel semiconductor materials are co-integrated with a starting substrate having a blanket layers of alternating Ge/III-V layers. In embodiments, vertical integration of a plurality of stacked nanowires within an individual PMOS and individual NMOS device enable significant drive current for a given layout area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Radosavljevic, Ravi Pillarisetty, Gilbert Dewey, Niloy Mukherjee, Jack Kavalieros, Willy Rachmady, Van Le, Benjamin Chu-Kung, Matthew Metz, Robert Chau
  • Patent number: 10781667
    Abstract: A workstation system for monitoring and controlling subsystems on a drilling rig, the system comprising: first and second workstation alcoves positioned near a drill rig floor so as to provide operators with direct lines of sight while sitting or standing in the alcoves to control drill rig subsystems, wherein each of the first and second workstation alcoves comprise: an operator chair; a plurality of controls for controlling the at least one first drill rig subsystem; at least one display of a graphical representation of the at least one first drill rig subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Patent number: 10756198
    Abstract: An interlayer is used to reduce Fermi-level pinning phenomena in a semiconductive device with a semiconductive substrate. The interlayer may be a rare-earth oxide. The interlayer may be an ionic semiconductor. A metallic barrier film may be disposed between the interlayer and a metallic coupling. The interlayer may be a thermal-process combination of the metallic barrier film and the semiconductive substrate. A process of forming the interlayer may include grading the interlayer. A computing system includes the interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gilbert Dewey, Niloy Mukherjee, Matthew Metz, Jack T. Kavalieros, Nancy M. Zelick, Robert S. Chau
  • Publication number: 20200240219
    Abstract: A tubular racking system has a racking module connected to a drilling rig mast. The racking module has a frame, a fingerboard assembly, and a clasp extendable to a stand hand-off position for securing a tubular stand in position. An upper racking mechanism (upper racking mechanism) has a bridge translatably connected to the frame. An arm is rotatably and translatably connected to the bridge. A gripper is translatably connected to the arm. A setback platform module has a platform and an alleyway adjacent the platform. A lower racking mechanism (lower racking mechanism) is translatably connected to the alleyway. The lower racking mechanism is rotatably and extendable with a clasp operable to secure a tubular stand from horizontal movement. Movements of the lower racking mechanism are controlled by movements of the upper racking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz, Melvin Alan Orr
  • Patent number: 10697255
    Abstract: A tubular delivery arm that travels vertically along a rail on the front of a drilling mast in generally parallel orientation to the travel of a top drive. The tubular delivery arm has a dolly vertically translatably connected to a mast of the drilling rig. An arm is rotatably and pivotally connected to the dolly at its upper end. A tubular clasp is pivotally connected to the arm at its lower end. The dolly vertically translates the front side of the mast in response to actuation of a hoist at the crown of the mast. The tubular delivery arm translates the mast in non-conflicting passage of a top drive connected to the same mast, for positioning a tubular stand over the centerline of the wellbore, a mousehole, or a stand hand-off position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Mark W. Trevithick, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Publication number: 20200190920
    Abstract: A high trip rate drilling rig has first handling equipment to transport stands in/out of setback, second handling equipment to deliver stands to/from well center, and a hand-off position to set down stands for exchange between first/second equipment. Second equipment can include a top drive and a delivery arm translatable along the mast past each other, and a clasp on the arm slidable on the stand for constraint below the upper end, which can allow the top drive to engage/disengage the constrained stand above the arm. A high trip rate method transports stands in/out of setback, delivers stands to/from well center, and sets down and hands off stands at hand-off position between the setback transportation and well center delivery. The delivery can include engaging/dis-engaging the top drive and a stand constrained by the clasp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Joe Rodney BERRY, Robert METZ, Melvin Alan ORR, Mark W. TREVITHICK
  • Patent number: 10655407
    Abstract: A tubular delivery arm that travels vertically along a rail on the front of a drilling mast in generally parallel orientation to the travel of a top drive. The tubular delivery arm has a dolly vertically translatably connected to a mast of the drilling rig. An arm is rotatably and pivotally connected to the dolly at its upper end. A tubular clasp is pivotally connected to the arm at its lower end. The dolly vertically translates the front side of the mast in response to actuation of a hoist at the crown of the mast. The tubular delivery arm translates the mast in non-conflicting passage of a top drive connected to the same mast, for positioning a tubular stand over the centerline of the wellbore, a mousehole, or a stand hand-off position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Mark W. Trevithick, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Publication number: 20200131865
    Abstract: A casing racking module is located on a set-back platform at a forward edge of a drilling rig. The casing racking module has a casing frame forming rows for casing. Paddle assemblies are mounted on the casing frame. The paddle assemblies have a shaft, an arm pivotally located on the shaft, and a bumper pivotally located on the shaft. A rotary exit spring is located between the arm and the bumper. An arm stop limits rotation of the arm relative to the bumper. A rotary return spring is located between the bumper and the casing frame. A bumper stop aligns the bumper with the casing frame. An extendable gate opens from the end of each row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Patent number: 10541305
    Abstract: A group III-N nanowire is disposed on a substrate. A longitudinal length of the nanowire is defined into a channel region of a first group III-N material, a source region electrically coupled with a first end of the channel region, and a drain region electrically coupled with a second end of the channel region. A second group III-N material on the first group III-N material serves as a charge inducing layer, and/or barrier layer on surfaces of nanowire. A gate insulator and/or gate conductor coaxially wraps completely around the nanowire within the channel region. Drain and source contacts may similarly coaxially wrap completely around the drain and source regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Han Wui Then, Robert Chau, Benjamin Chu-Kung, Gilbert Dewey, Jack Kavalieros, Matthew Metz, Niloy Mukherjee, Ravi Pillarisetty, Marko Radosavljevic
  • Patent number: 10519726
    Abstract: A casing racking module is located on a set-back platform at a forward edge of a drilling rig. The casing racking module has a casing frame forming rows for casing. Paddle assemblies are mounted on the casing frame. The paddle assemblies have a shaft, an arm pivotally located on the shaft, and a bumper pivotally located on the shaft. A rotary exit spring is located between the arm and the bumper. An arm stop limits rotation of the arm relative to the bumper. A rotary return spring is located between the bumper and the casing frame. A bumper stop aligns the bumper with the casing frame. An extendable gate opens from the end of each row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz
  • Patent number: 10508494
    Abstract: An actuator assembly for a drilling rig includes a cradle actuator coupled to a substructure of a rig, and an actuator bracket having a first end pivotally coupled to the substructure. The actuator bracket is coupled to the cradle actuator. The assembly also includes a cradle having a first end that is pivotally coupled to the actuator bracket and to a first end of a rig-up actuator. The rig-up actuator is receivable at least partially in the cradle. The assembly further includes a front bracket pivotally coupled to the cradle and to the substructure. Extension of the cradle actuator pivots the actuator bracket, the cradle, and the front bracket so as to raise a second end of the rig-up actuator, thereby moving the rig-up actuator from a stowed position to raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Metz
  • Publication number: 20190367452
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, inter alia, compounds with MASP-2 inhibitory activity, compositions of such compounds and methods of making and using such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Neil S. Cutshall, Jennifer Lynn Gage, Franz A. Gruswitz, Juhienah Khalaf, Thomas L. Little, Markus Metz, Jeremiah H. Nguyen, Peter Kurt Nollert von Specht, Jennifer Tsoung, Michael Cicirelli, Sara Rebecca Goldstein, Santosh Kumar Keshipeddy, Do Yeon Kwon, Robert Huerta Lemus, Sudheer Babu Vaddela
  • Patent number: 10479325
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening arrangement (10) comprising a wiper bearing (11) of a windscreen wiper arrangement of a vehicle. Said wiper bearing (11) comprises a bearing element (13) having a planar first side (28); a bearing section which protrudes from the first side (28) of the bearing element (13) for guiding a wiper shaft (12); one or more gripping elements (19a, 19b) which are arranged on the bearing section (13a) and respectively comprising a gripping surface which is arranged parallel to the surface of the first side (28) of the bearing element (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert-Jan van de Rovaart, Branislav Milenkovic, Eugen Lind, Oliver Enzmann, Swen Koehn, Tino Boos, Ulrich Metz
  • Patent number: 10465455
    Abstract: A tubular racking system has a racking module connected to a drilling rig mast. The racking module has a frame, a fingerboard assembly, and a clasp extendable to a stand hand-off position for securing a tubular stand in position. An upper racking mechanism (upper racking mechanism) has a bridge translatably connected to the frame. An arm is rotatably and translatably connected to the bridge. A gripper is translatably connected to the arm. A setback platform module has a platform and an alleyway adjacent the platform. A lower racking mechanism (lower racking mechanism) is translatably connected to the alleyway. The lower racking mechanism is rotatably and extendable with a clasp operable to secure a tubular stand from horizontal movement. Movements of the lower racking mechanism are controlled by movements of the upper racking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz, Melvin Alan Orr
  • Patent number: 10462852
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring the temperature of cookware to be induction-heated, using an infrared temperature sensor. An induction heater countertop may include a viewing window between the infrared temperature sensor and the cookware. Various algorithms may be applied to the sensed temperature, to adjust it to account for the presence of the viewing window, as well as variations in the cookware material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TURBOCHEF TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Warren S Graber, Reinhard Metz, Robert J Visher
  • Publication number: 20190229022
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques for co-integration of heterogeneous materials, such as group III-V semiconductor materials and group IV semiconductors (e.g., Ge) on a same substrate (e.g. silicon). In embodiments, multi-layer heterogeneous semiconductor material stacks having alternating nanowire and sacrificial layers are employed to release nanowires and permit formation of a coaxial gate structure that completely surrounds a channel region of the nanowire transistor. In embodiments, individual PMOS and NMOS channel semiconductor materials are co-integrated with a starting substrate having a blanket layers of alternating Ge/III-V layers. In embodiments, vertical integration of a plurality of stacked nanowires within an individual PMOS and individual NMOS device enable significant drive current for a given layout area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Marko RADOSAVLJEVIC, Ravi PILLARISETTY, Gilbert DEWEY, Niloy MUKHERJEE, Jack KAVALIEROS, Willy RACHMADY, Van LE, Benjamin CHU-KUNG, Matthew METZ, Robert CHAU
  • Patent number: 10319646
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques for co-integration of heterogeneous materials, such as group III-V semiconductor materials and group IV semiconductors (e.g., Ge) on a same substrate (e.g. silicon). In embodiments, multi-layer heterogeneous semiconductor material stacks having alternating nanowire and sacrificial layers are employed to release nanowires and permit formation of a coaxial gate structure that completely surrounds a channel region of the nanowire transistor. In embodiments, individual PMOS and NMOS channel semiconductor materials are co-integrated with a starting substrate having a blanket layers of alternating Ge/III-V layers. In embodiments, vertical integration of a plurality of stacked nanowires within an individual PMOS and individual NMOS device enable significant drive current for a given layout area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Radosavljevic, Ravi Pillarisetty, Gilbert Dewey, Niloy Mukherjee, Jack Kavalieros, Willy Rachmady, Van Le, Benjamin Chu-Kung, Matthew Metz, Robert Chau
  • Publication number: 20190165106
    Abstract: A group III-N nanowire is disposed on a substrate. A longitudinal length of the nanowire is defined into a channel region of a first group III-N material, a source region electrically coupled with a first end of the channel region, and a drain region electrically coupled with a second end of the channel region. A second group III-N material on the first group III-N material serves as a charge inducing layer, and/or barrier layer on surfaces of nanowire. A gate insulator and/or gate conductor coaxially wraps completely around the nanowire within the channel region. Drain and source contacts may similarly coaxially wrap completely around the drain and source regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Han Wui THEN, Robert CHAU, Benjamin CHU-KUNG, Gilbert DEWEY, Jack KAVALIEROS, Matthew METZ, Niloy MUKHERJEE, Ravi PILLARISETTY, Marko RADOSAVLJEVIC
  • Patent number: 10294739
    Abstract: A lower stabilizing arm for stabilizing tubulars for stabbing to the threaded connections of a drill string on drilling rigs. The lower stabilizing arm comprises a bracket and an upper arm having an upper end and a lower end. An upper pair of axially opposed rotary actuators connects the upper end of the upper arm to the bracket. A lower arm is provided having an upper end and a lower end. A central rotary actuator is connected between the lower end of the upper arm and the upper end of the lower arm. A roller bracket is provided having a pair of v-shaped rollers mounted on the roller bracket. A lower pair of axially opposed rotary actuators connects the second end of the lower arm to the roller bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Melvin Alan Orr, Joe Rodney Berry, Robert Metz