Patents by Inventor Volker Peters

Volker Peters 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: 20210404324
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a location of an inner string in an outer string includes an axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of the inner string, and a tagging assembly disposed at a tagging location in the outer string, the outer string configured to be deployed into a borehole in a subterranean region, the inner string configured to be advanced through the outer string. The tagging assembly includes a stop component configured to obstruct axial movement of the inner string through the outer string at the tagging location, the stop component configured to be displaced in response to an axial force applied to the stop component by the inner string, to permit the inner string to advance axially beyond the tagging assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Peter, Volker Peters, Thorsten Regener, Kjell Magne Gronaas, Frank Johnsen, Gaute Grindhaug, Freddy Seterdal, Rick Frey, Kjetil Holden
  • Patent number: 11208853
    Abstract: A device for transferring torque to a drill bit in a borehole having a borehole axis includes a support element configured to rotate in the borehole about the borehole axis, a torque transferring element configured to transfer torque from the support element to the drill bit and further configured to isolate torsional oscillations that are created at the drill bit from the support element, a blocking element configured to block rotation of the torque transferring element relative to the support element about the borehole axis in at least one direction, and a bearing element between the support element and the drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Andreas Hohl, Dennis Heinisch, Hanno Reckmann, Sasa Mihajlovic
  • Publication number: 20210381314
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a wellbore includes a non-rotating section disposed along the drill string. The non-rotating section has a bore and at least one biasing member engaging an adjacent wall. A rotating section is disposed in the bore of the non-rotating section and a bearing is positioned between the rotating section and the non-rotating section. The apparatus also includes a relative rotation sensor that generates signals representative of a rotation of the rotating section relative to the non-rotating section, an orientation sensor that generates signals representative of an orientation of the non-rotating section relative to a selected frame of reference, and a controller in signal communication with the at least one relative rotation sensor and the at least one orientation sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventor: VOLKER PETERS
  • Patent number: 11193331
    Abstract: A drilling system and method of drilling a wellbore. The drilling system includes a tubing, an orientation device affixed to the tubing, a drilling sub having a housing having a first section and a second section, wherein the first section is coupled to a movable element of the orientation device, a shaft disposed in the housing, the shaft coupled to the drive and to the drill bit, and a pivot member coupled to the first section and second section of the housing. The second section of the housing tilts relative to the first section of the housing about the pivot member when the orientation device is rotationally stationary to allow drilling of a curved section of the wellbore. Rotation of the housing via the orientation device reduces the tilt between the first section and the second section to allow for drilling of a straight section of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Andreas Peter
  • Patent number: 11111752
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: 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: 20210212408
    Abstract: A football shoe or football boot includes a sole and an upper. The upper includes a central region and one or more protuberances at each side of the central region. The one or more protuberances on each side define a crest alongside the central region, such that the crests and the central region define a ball control region. The protuberances are formed by incorporation of fluid material with the upper, in direct contact with the upper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Concave Global Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Volker Peter Steidle, Andrew Neophitou, Michael Petersen, Andrew Theoklitos
  • Publication number: 20210207475
    Abstract: The apparatus may include a tool conveyed by a conveyance device. The tool has a body with a load bearing section, an outer surface defined by a diameter, a rotational axis, and a channel in the body extending from an opening at the outer surface. At least a part of the channel is inclined relative to the rotational axis of the body at the axial location of the opening in the body. The apparatus also includes at least one functional element disposed in the channel; and a conduit operatively connected to the at least one functional element transferring at least one of: (i) energy, (ii) a signal, (iii) a fluid, (iv) and formation material. Alternatively, the apparatus includes at least one self-contained functional element disposed in the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Gunnar Bothmann, Dominik Steinhoff
  • Publication number: 20210189873
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating pulses in drilling fluid are described. The methods include driving rotation of a rotor relative to a stator of a pulser assembly in an oscillatory manner. The oscillatory manner includes rotating an obstructing element from a middle position to a first blocking angle position and rotating the obstructing element from the first blocking angle position to a second blocking angle position such that selective obstruction occurs. Rotation of the at least one obstructing element selectively obstructs a stator flow passage when drilling fluid is flowing through the drill string to generate a pressure pulse in the drilling fluid and the oscillatory manner is an oscillation of the obstructing element between the first blocking angle position and the second blocking angle position such that a single oscillation is between two obstructed states of the stator flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Detlef Hahn, Heiko Eggers, Helge Brand
  • Publication number: 20210156246
    Abstract: A combined telemetry system that can be used while drilling a wellbore consists of a multi-hop telemetry method and a single-hop telemetry method combined in parallel. The multi-hop and single-hop methods can be operated in parallel, for example, so that each telemetry method caries data concurrently from the Measuring-While-Drilling tool located in the Bottom-Hole-Assembly. The multi-hop and single-hop methods can also be operated in series, for example, so that data from the Measuring-While-Drilling tool located in the Bottom-Hole-Assembly are first carried with the single-hop telemetry method and then transferred to the multi-hop telemetry method at one or more node(s) close to the surface. Preferably, the multi-hop telemetry method can also carry data from along-string sensors. Another combined telemetry system that can be used while drilling a wellbore consists of two single-hop telemetry methods combined in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: John Macpherson, Andrew Hawthorn, Lei Fang, John-Peter Van Zelm, Volker Peters, Andreas Peter
  • Publication number: 20210079738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for damping torsional oscillations of downhole systems are described. The systems include a downhole drilling system disposed at an end of the downhole system in operative connection with a drill bit. A damping system is installed on the downhole drilling system, the damping system having at least one damper element configured to dampen at least one HFTO mode. At least one mode-shape tuning element is arranged on the drilling system. The at least one mode-shape tuning element is configured and positioned on the drilling system to modify at least one of a shape of the HFTO mode, a frequency of the HFTO mode, an excitability of the HFTO mode, and a damping efficiency of the at least one damper element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Hanno Reckmann, Andreas Hohl, Armin Kueck, Christian Herbig, Dennis Heinisch, Mathias Tergeist, Sui-Long Lam, Vincent Kulke
  • Publication number: 20210079737
    Abstract: A vibration isolating coupler for isolating torsional vibration in a drill string includes a first coupler portion including a first annular wall having an external surface and an internal surface defining a first central bore portion and a second coupler portion disposed within the first central bore portion. The second coupler portion includes a second annular wall having an external surface section and an internal surface section defining a second central bore portion, and a plurality of connecting elements extending from the internal surface of the first annular wall through the second annular wall across the second central bore portion and connecting with the internal surface of the second annular wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventor: Volker Peters
  • Publication number: 20210079976
    Abstract: An apparatus for damping vibrations includes an inertial mass disposed in a cavity in a rotatable downhole component, the rotatable component configured to be disposed in a borehole in a subsurface formation, such as a resource bearing formation, the inertial mass coupled to a surface of the cavity by a damping fluid and configured to move within the cavity relative to the downhole component. The apparatus also includes a damping fluid disposed in the cavity between the inertial mass and an inner surface of the cavity, where rotational acceleration of the rotatable downhole component causes shear in the damping fluid to dissipate energy from rotational acceleration of the rotatable downhole component and causing the rotational acceleration to be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventor: Volker Peters
  • Publication number: 20210079736
    Abstract: A vibration isolating coupler including a first coupler portion, a second coupler portion including an external surface and an internal surface portion, and a vibration isolating portion extending between the first coupler portion and the second coupler portion. The vibration isolating portion including a first solid annular portion and a second solid annular portion. The vibration isolating portion including a plurality of slots extending from the first solid annular portion toward the second solid annular portion forming a plurality of vibration isolating elements. Each of the plurality of vibration isolating elements is disconnected from adjacent ones of the plurality of vibration isolating elements by a corresponding one of the plurality of slots. The plurality of vibration isolating elements enabling torsional rotation of the first coupler portion relative to the second coupler portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Hanno Reckmann, Volker Peters, Axel Ritter, Jannik P. Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20210031505
    Abstract: A tool having a temperature management arrangement includes a single piece unitary body, a channel within the body having a geometric discontinuity that forms a vortex chamber. A tool including a temperature management arrangement having a geometric discontinuity configured as a vortex chamber formed simultaneously with formation of a body. A method for producing a thermal management arrangement comprises additively growing the arrangement while selectively forming a channel in the arrangement, the channel comprising a geometric discontinuity formed as a vortex chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Alan Boyer, Christoph Wangenheim, Volker Peters, Gregory Folks, Walter James Myron
  • Publication number: 20210010332
    Abstract: A downhole assembly that includes tubulars rotationally coupled to one another. An interface is between adjacent tubulars that makes up at least a portion of the rotational coupling. Certain surfaces of adjacent tubulars come into contact with one another when adjacent tubulars are rotationally coupled; and which are defined as contact surfaces. Each contact surface is profiled with facets that are complementary to facets on a corresponding contact surface of an adjacent tubular. The profiling of the contact surfaces is such that when a contact surface is brought together with a corresponding contact surface; facets on the contact surface abut facets on the corresponding contact surface along planes that are oblique or parallel with an axis of the tubular. At least some of a rotational torque transmitted between adjacent tubulars occurs across the abutting facets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Detlev Benedict, Volker Peters, Hanno Reckmann, Ingo Roders
  • Publication number: 20210003230
    Abstract: A device for generating pressure pulses includes a valve member disposed in a fluid passageway, the fluid passageway including a restriction, the valve member movable by an actuator relative to the restriction to generate a pressure pulse in a fluid in the fluid passageway based on varying a relative position between the valve member and the restriction and creating a differential pressure across the fluid passageway, the differential pressure applying a first force on the valve member. The device also includes a piston member in hydraulic communication with the differential pressure, the differential pressure applying a second force on the piston member, the piston member having a locomotive mechanical connection to the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventor: Volker Peters
  • Publication number: 20200392792
    Abstract: A drilling system and method of drilling a wellbore. The drilling system includes a tubing, an orientation device affixed to the tubing, a drilling sub having a housing having a first section and a second section, wherein the first section is coupled to a movable element of the orientation device, a shaft disposed in the housing, the shaft coupled to the drive and to the drill bit, and a pivot member coupled to the first section and second section of the housing. The second section of the housing tilts relative to the first section of the housing about the pivot member when the orientation device is rotationally stationary to allow drilling of a curved section of the wellbore. Rotation of the housing via the orientation device reduces the tilt between the first section and the second section to allow for drilling of a straight section of the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Andreas Peter
  • Patent number: 10858934
    Abstract: A device for measuring a parameter of interest downhole, includes a downhole component configured to be disposed in a borehole formed in an earth formation, and at least one module configured to be removably connected to the downhole component. The at least one module at least partially encloses a sensor configured to measure the parameter of interest. The at least one module at least partially encloses a communication device for wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Volker Peters, Marion Fischer
  • Publication number: 20200362637
    Abstract: A drilling assembly and method of drilling a wellbore is disclosed. The drilling assembly includes a steering device having a tilt device and an actuation device. A first section and a second section of the drilling assembly are coupled through the tilt device, wherein the first section is attached to a drill bit. The actuation device includes an electromechanical actuator and causes a tilt of the tilt device to cause the first section attached to the drill bit and the drill bit to tilt relative to the second section. The wellbore is drilled using the drill bit. The electromechanical actuator is actuated to tilt the tilt device to cause the first section attached to the drill bit and the drill bit to tilt relative to the second section and to maintain the tilt geostationary while the drilling assembly is rotating to form a deviated section of the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Volker Peters
  • Patent number: 10829998
    Abstract: A self-contained module for actuating an element of an earth-boring tool comprises a drive unit configured to be coupled to at least one actuatable element of the earth-boring tool. The drive unit is configured to be disposed at least partially within a compartment of a body of the earth-boring tool. The compartment is radially decentralized within the earth-boring tool. The drive unit includes a drive element configured to be coupled to the at least one actuatable element. The drive unit is configured to move the drive element in a manner moving the at least one actuatable element from a first position to a second position in a direction having a component parallel with a longitudinal axis of the earth-boring tool. The self-contained module is configured to be repeatedly attached to and detached from the earth-boring tool. Such a module may be attached to a tool body carrying extendable elements to form an earth-boring tool for borehole enlargement or stabilization within an enlarged section of the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Volker Peters