Patents by Inventor Thomas Kruspe

Thomas Kruspe 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: 20200362673
    Abstract: A fuel cell for use in downhole applications stores steam created by the chemical reaction in a desiccant like Zeolite. The fuel cell also uses ambient hydrostatic pressure to increase cell voltage and power-density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kruspe, Joachim F. Oppelt
  • Publication number: 20200291743
    Abstract: A control valve assembly includes a body having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. A portion of the body is formed from a first magnetic material. A sleeve is slidingly mounted to the body. At least a portion of the sleeve is formed from a second magnetic material. A magnetic circuit having a gap is defined within the control valve assembly. A solenoid is mounted to the body about at least a portion of the first magnetic material of the body. The solenoid is selectively activated to create a magnetic field across the gap in the magnetic circuit. The magnetic circuit causes the sleeve to slide, narrowing the gap and sliding from the first position to the second position to produce a pressure pulse in the wellbore, wherein the biasing member biases the sleeve back to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Damont Green, Sebastian Tegler, Andreas Peter, Thomas Kruspe
  • Patent number: 10731440
    Abstract: A fuel cell for use in downhole applications stores steam created by the chemical reaction in a desiccant like Zeolite. The fuel cell also uses ambient hydrostatic pressure to increase cell voltage and power-density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kruspe, Joachim F. Oppelt
  • Patent number: 10718879
    Abstract: Systems and sensor elements for indirect monitoring of cumulative damage to downhole components are described. The systems include a sensor body defining an internal cavity with at least one electrical wear element located within the sensor body. A portion of the at least one electrical wear element electrically extends from the internal cavity, through the sensor body, and to an exterior of the sensor body. An abrasive substance is located within the internal cavity, the abrasive substance being moveable within the internal cavity to contact and erode material of the at least one electrical wear element such that erosion of the at least one electrical wear element causes a resistance of the at least one electrical wear element to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Rocco DiFoggio, Thomas Kruspe
  • Publication number: 20200182009
    Abstract: A downhole tool including a body having a hydraulic fluid chamber, and a flexible multi-layer barrier impermeable to gas and water mounted at the body separating the hydraulic fluid chamber from fluids external to the body. The flexible multi-layer barrier including a first elastomeric layer, a second elastomeric layer, and a gas impermeable layer arranged between the first elastomeric layer and the second elastomeric layer, the gas impermeable layer being formed from a metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Karsten Fuhst, Volker Peters, Christian Preiser, Nils Schneider, Ingo Roders, Natalja Wendt, Sebastian Jung, Thomas Kruspe
  • Publication number: 20190368314
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring a parameter of interest in a borehole in an earth formation are provided. The systems include a downhole sensor having a first sensor component with a first temperature and a second sensor component with a second temperature, the downhole sensor disposed on a downhole component. A temperature control system is configured with a thermal control mechanism operatively connected to at least one of the first and second sensor components. The thermal control mechanism is configured to maintain a temperature difference between the first temperature and the second temperature below a pre-determined temperature difference. The downhole sensor is configured to measure the parameter of interest when the temperature difference is below the pre-determined temperature difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Gunnar Tackmann, Tobias Kischkat, Thomas Kruspe, Peter Rottengatter
  • Publication number: 20190360323
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a transducer includes forming a support structure from a transparent material, the support structure configured to support a sensing element and deform in response to an environmental parameter. Forming the support structure includes modifying a first portion of the transparent material by exposing the first portion to laser radiation, and removing the first portion by an etching process. The method also includes disposing the sensing element at a fixed position relative to the support structure, the sensing element configured to generate a signal indicative of deformation of the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian Jung, Thomas Kruspe, Andreas Herbel
  • Publication number: 20190316460
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods directed to an assembly associated with a downhole tool, and including: a thermal housing; at least one internal component inside the thermal housing, wherein the at least one internal component comprises at least one thermally sensitive component; and a thermal isolation support connecting the at least one internal component to the tool. The thermal isolation support may comprise an additive manufacturing structural framework connected to the tool. The structural framework may include a plurality of structural members, with a majority of the plurality of structural members substantially non-parallel with a longitudinal axis of the downhole tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: MICHAEL JOSEPH MANNAS, DOMINIK HOHEISEL, THOMAS KRUSPE, SEBASTIAN JUNG
  • Patent number: 10444063
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and products for acoustic detection in a borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian Jung, Gunnar Tackmann, Andreas Herbel, Thomas Kruspe
  • Patent number: 10436025
    Abstract: A control valve assembly for a downhole wellbore including a body formed partially from a magnetic material. A plunger is moveably mounted in the body. A portion of the plunger is formed from a magnetic material. A magnetic circuit having a gap is arranged within the control valve assembly. The portion of the body formed from a magnetic material defines a first portion of the magnetic circuit and the portion of the plunger formed from magnetic material forms another portion of the magnetic circuit. A solenoid is mounted at the body and is selectively activated to create a magnetic field across the gap in the magnetic circuit causing the plunger to move thereby narrowing the gap to produce a pressure pulse in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Damont Green, Thomas Kruspe
  • Patent number: 10422201
    Abstract: A control valve assembly for use in a wellbore includes a body having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. A portion of the body is formed from magnetic material. A plunger is mounted within the body. A portion of the plunger is formed from a magnetic material. A magnetic circuit having a gap is defined within the control valve assembly. The portion of the body formed from magnetic material defines a first portion of the magnetic circuit and the portion of the plunger formed from magnetic material forms another portion of the magnetic circuit. A solenoid is mounted at the body. The solenoid is selectively activated to create a magnetic field across the gap in the magnetic circuit. The magnetic field causes the plunger to shift, narrowing the gap disengaging from the one of the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet to produce a pressure pulse in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Damont Green, Sebastian Tegeler, Andreas Peter, Thomas Kruspe
  • Patent number: 10385685
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus for use in a drilling assembly is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a flow control device that further includes: a fluid flow path having an inlet and an outlet; an electromagnetic circuit that includes a closing member made from a soft magnetic or magnetic material as a part of the electromagnetic circuit, wherein the closing member moves from a first open position to a second closed position to close the fluid flow path to produce a pressure pulse in a fluid flowing through the fluid flow path when the electromagnetic circuit is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Eckard Scholz, Thomas Kruspe
  • Publication number: 20190226331
    Abstract: A control valve assembly for use in a wellbore includes a body having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. A portion of the body is formed from magnetic material. A plunger is mounted within the body. A portion of the plunger is formed from a magnetic material. A magnetic circuit having a gap is defined within the control valve assembly. The portion of the body formed from magnetic material defines a first portion of the magnetic circuit and the portion of the plunger formed from magnetic material forms another portion of the magnetic circuit. A solenoid is mounted at the body. The solenoid is selectively activated to create a magnetic field across the gap in the magnetic circuit. The magnetic field causes the plunger to shift, narrowing the gap disengaging from the one of the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet to produce a pressure pulse in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Damont Green, Sebastian Tegeler, Andreas Peter, Thomas Kruspe
  • Publication number: 20190218909
    Abstract: A control valve assembly for a downhole wellbore including a body formed partially from a magnetic material. A plunger is moveably mounted in the body. A portion of the plunger is formed from a magnetic material. A magnetic circuit having a gap is arranged within the control valve assembly. The portion of the body formed from a magnetic material defines a first portion of the magnetic circuit and the portion of the plunger formed from magnetic material forms another portion of the magnetic circuit. A solenoid is mounted at the body and is selectively activated to create a magnetic field across the gap in the magnetic circuit causing the plunger to move thereby narrowing the gap to produce a pressure pulse in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Damont Green, Thomas Kruspe
  • Patent number: 10337918
    Abstract: An optical spectrometer with a tilted or brazed optical grating is useful to identify material composition, estimate physical characteristics, and measure physical conditions. Light from a sample or a space reflects to the grating; and stray light from the grating directed on an optical sensor (which can be a single sensor) and converted into an electrical signal, to obtain information about the sample or space. Examples of scanning include altering an angle the light strays from the optical grating by applying a strain to the optical grating, moving the optical sensor, and installing a mirror in the path of the stray light that reciprocatingly pivots over an angular range. In an example, the optical grating is formed on a light transmission medium that mounts to a piezoelectric element, that expands when energized to apply strain to the grating. In an example, the diffraction grating is a Fiber Bragg Grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, A GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kruspe, Sebastian Jung
  • Patent number: 10330866
    Abstract: An optical component comprising at least one first waveguide having a first core and a casing surrounding the first core, and comprising at least one second waveguide having a second core, wherein the first core and the second core are guided adjacent and at a distance to one another in a longitudinal section, and at least one Bragg grating is arranged in said longitudinal section, and at least the first core, the first casing the second core and the Bragg grating are arranged in a single substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., BAKER HUGHES INTEQ GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schade, Michael Köhring, Christian Waltermann, Konrad Bethmann, Thomas Kruspe, Sebastian Jung, Gunnar Tackmann
  • Publication number: 20190187321
    Abstract: Systems and sensor elements for indirect monitoring of cumulative damage to downhole components having a sensor body defining an internal cavity, at least one electrical wear element located within the sensor body, wherein a portion of the at least one electrical wear element electrically extends from the internal cavity, through the sensor body, and to an exterior of the sensor body, and an abrasive substance located within the internal cavity, the abrasive substance moveable within the internal cavity to contact and erode material of the at least one electrical wear element, wherein erosion of the at least one electrical wear element causes a resistance of the at least one electrical wear element to increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Rocco DiFoggio, Thomas Kruspe
  • Publication number: 20190178058
    Abstract: A fuel cell for use in downhole applications stores steam created by the chemical reaction in a desiccant like Zeolite. The fuel cell also uses ambient hydrostatic pressure to increase cell voltage and power-density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas KRUSPE, Joachim F. OPPELT
  • Patent number: 10145210
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying power at the surface and in a wellbore may include a downhole tool conveyed into the wellbore and a battery bank conveyed by the downhole tool. The battery bank may include a plurality of battery cells, wherein at least two cells of the plurality of battery cells have substantially different power responses to a change in an ambient temperature at the downhole tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Kruspe
  • Publication number: 20180329139
    Abstract: An optical component comprising at least one first waveguide having a first core and a casing surrounding the first core, and comprising at least one second waveguide having a second core, wherein the first core and the second core are guided adjacent and at a distance to one another in a longitudinal section, and at least one Bragg grating is arranged in said longitudinal section, and at least the first core, the first casing the second core and the Bragg grating are arranged in a single substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicants: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Baker Hughes Inteq GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schade, Michael Köhring, Christian Waltermann, Konrad Bethmann, Thomas Kruspe, Sebastian Jung, Gunnar Tackmann