Patents by Inventor Thomas H. Lucas

Thomas H. Lucas 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: 10640288
    Abstract: In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for managing dry bulk material efficiently at a well site or other location are provided. Present embodiments are directed to a rotary clamshell gate actuation system and method, where the gate is separate from the one or more actuators used to open/close the gate. The disclosed system may include a portable bulk material container with a clamshell gate for easily dispensing material from the container. The system also includes a support structure equipped with one or more rotary actuators used to actuate the clamshell gate of the container between a closed and open position when the container is positioned on the support structure. The disclosed clamshell gate actuation system is easy to operate, low cost to manufacture, and reliable even when the portable container is not precisely aligned on the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Chapman Lucas, Calvin L. Stegemoeller, Austin Carl Schaffner, Wesley John Warren, Bryan John Lewis, Tori H. Miller, Thomas W. Hawkins, Glenn Ray Fowler
  • Publication number: 20200095060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently managing bulk material are provided. The disclosure is directed to a portable support structure used to receive one or more portable containers of bulk material and output bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. The portable support structure may include a frame for receiving and holding the one or more portable bulk material containers in an elevated position proximate the blender hopper, as well as one or more gravity feed outlets for routing the bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. In some embodiments, the portable support structure may be transported to the well site on a trailer, unloaded from the trailer, and positioned proximate the blender unit. In other embodiments, the portable support structure may be a mobile support structure that is integrated into a trailer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas W. Hawkins, Bryan John Lewis, Tori H. Miller, Wesley John Warren, Austin Carl Schaffner, Glenn Ray Fowler, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Calvin L. Stegemoeller
  • Publication number: 20200079584
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently managing bulk material are provided. The disclosure is directed to a portable support structure used to receive one or more portable containers of bulk material and output bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. The portable support structure may include a frame for receiving and holding the one or more portable bulk material containers in an elevated position proximate the blender hopper, as well as one or more gravity feed outlets for routing the bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. In some embodiments, the portable support structure may be transported to the well site on a trailer, unloaded from the trailer, and positioned proximate the blender unit. In other embodiments, the portable support structure may be a mobile support structure that is integrated into a trailer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas W. Hawkins, Bryan John Lewis, Tori H. Miller, Wesley John Warren, Austin Carl Schaffner, Glenn Ray Fowler, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Calvin L. Stegemoeller
  • Patent number: 10526136
    Abstract: In accordance with presently disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for efficiently managing bulk material are provided. The disclosure is directed to a portable support structure used to receive one or more portable containers of bulk material and output bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. The portable support structure may include a frame for receiving and holding the one or more portable bulk material containers in an elevated position proximate the blender hopper, as well as one or more gravity feed outlets for routing the bulk material from the containers directly into the blender hopper. In some embodiments, the portable support structure may be transported to the well site on a trailer, unloaded from the trailer, and positioned proximate the blender unit. In other embodiments, the portable support structure may be a mobile support structure that is integrated into a trailer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Hawkins, Bryan John Lewis, Tori H. Miller, Wesley John Warren, Austin Carl Schaffner, Glenn Ray Fowler, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Calvin L. Stegemoeller
  • Patent number: 4886250
    Abstract: An adjustable coil seat is provided which utilizes the combination of a plurality of parallel rows of sinuous springs which are connected at opposite ends of the frame, at least one row of tapered conical coil springs in transverse relation to the sinuous springs and positioned in supporting relationship under the sinuous springs at a location between the ends of the sinuous springs, and a rigid cross-support beam structure which supports the bottom end of the tapered coiled springs. The cross support structure may be of adjustable height to vary pretension of the spring mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: Schweiger Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas H. Lucas