Patents by Inventor Stuart Spitz

Stuart Spitz 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: 10316613
    Abstract: An oilfield tubular, such as a stinger (1), designed to be installed in a tubing hanger (2) in an XMT (Christmas tree) located on the sea bed, is presented. The oilfield tubular (1) is exposed to the production bore (4) pressure, and includes axial sealing means (6) located on an end (1a) of the tubular (1). The axial sealing means (6) includes a metal c-ring seal (6a), which metal c-ring seal (6a) is smaller in cross section than the thickness (t1) of the oilfield tubular wall (1c). The opening (6b) of the metal c-ring seal (6a) is facing the high pressure side of the production bore (4). This pressure tend to expand the c-profile to firm engagement with contacting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AKER SOLUTIONS AS
    Inventors: Stuart Spitz, Lukasz Topolski
  • Publication number: 20170022775
    Abstract: An oilfield tubular, such as a stinger (1), designed to be installed in a tubing hanger (2) in an XMT (Christmas tree) located on the sea bed, is presented. The oilfield tubular (1) is exposed to the production bore (4) pressure, and includes axial sealing means (6) located on an end (1a) of the tubular (1). The axial sealing means (6) includes a metal c-ring seal (6a), which metal c-ring seal (6a) is smaller in cross section than the thickness (t1) of the oilfield tubular wall (1c). The opening (6b) of the metal c-ring seal (6a) is facing the high pressure side of the production bore (4). This pressure tend to expand the c-profile to firm engagement with contacting surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Stuart Spitz, Lukasz Topolski
  • Publication number: 20050146137
    Abstract: A mechanical connector for oil and gas well apparatus applies a predetermined preload across the connection, the preload being adapted to accommodate relatively large dimensional tolerances in the loadpath of the connector preload by placing a component with a low modulus of elasticity within that load path. In one embodiment, the connector comprises fingers (3) of a pair of pipe flanges (1, 1?), a stationary retainer ring (14) against which a finger reaction surface (13) is pressed, a runner ring (15) located outside the fingers and movable lengthwise along the fingers by an actuator (16), the retainer ring and the runner ring having an elasticity that is so large that deviations in their elongation only have a small influence on the retainer ring and the runner ring radial pressure against the fingers and clamping forces of the fingers against the flanges. In a second embodiment, the connector comprises dogs (103, FIG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian McClymont Davidson, Stuart Spitz, Christopher Bartlett, Knut Bekkevold