Patents by Inventor William J. Mouton, Jr.

William J. Mouton, Jr. 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: 6338387
    Abstract: An apparatus for jarring a portion of drill string lodged within a borehole, by jarring downhole using tension only, including a first member for attaching a first lower end of the apparatus to the upper end of the lodged tool or pipe through a threadable attachment; a second member for attaching a second end of the apparatus to a drill string on its upper end portion; a third anvil or hammer member which is triggered by spring having stored compressional force transferred by tension from the drill string to the apparatus when the drill string is pulled upward. There is also provided an actuator for rapidly releasing the tension force provided by the spring downward onto the stuck pipe in order to provide an impacting, downward force onto the pipe in an effort to dislodge the pipe. There is further provided a slow release mechanism for slowly releasing the tension force stored by the spring in the event the tool is not fired downhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Downhole Research, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Mouton, William J. Mouton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4341373
    Abstract: As part of a well derrick system using pair of elongated hydraulic cylinders mounted on the derrick face for well pipe elevating, in which an equalizer beam bridges the cylinder ram heads to maintain equality of advance of the rams, the beam being pivoted on a horizontal pivot above the ram heads, the beam carries a lower centrally aligned horizontal pivot sheave means from which cable means extend downwardly to suspend a travelling beam from which depend any of various pipe manipulating tools. In some species additional sheave means on the travelling beam and on an intermediate fixed beam provide for multiple wrappings of the cable means whereby force or distance multiplication may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Inventor: William J. Mouton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4219303
    Abstract: A power plant for the generation of electricity from the flow of water currents uses turbine wheels within nozzles submerged in the water current, anchored to the bottom of the water course, as for example, the ocean, and self-buoyed to a level well below the water surface. Pairs of counter-rotating turbines are supported by their rims, which bear against friction drive wheels, which in turn drive electrical generators contained in water-tight machine rooms within the wall of the nozzle. A structural design is disclosed, providing for the building of modules of the nozzle ashore, which modules may then be barged to the deep-water site for assembly into the whole power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1980
    Inventors: William J. Mouton, Jr., David F. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4170340
    Abstract: As part of a well derrick system using pairs of elongated hydraulic cylinders mounted on the derrick face for well pipe elevating, in which an equalizer beam bridges the cylinder ram heads to maintain equality of advance of the rams, the beam being pivoted on a horizontal pivot above the ram heads, the beam carries a lower centrally aligned horizontal pivot sheave from which a cable extends downwardly to suspend a travelling beam from which depend any of various pipe manipulating tools. In some species additional sheave means on the travelling beam and on an intermediate fixed beam provide for multiple wrappings of the cable whereby force or distance multiplication may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Inventor: William J. Mouton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4166596
    Abstract: Power is mechanically transmitted from a tethered airship carrying wind turbines to electrical generators on the ground at the anchor point of the tether, by the use of endless power-transmission cables bridging between drive sheaves at the turbine wheels and driven sheaves at the generators. Tether adjustments, cable tensioning, and wind direction changes are provided for the ground apparatus. A tubular aircraft with recess in the tube wall, carrying bearings on which the rims of the turbine wheels ride, is also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1979
    Inventors: William J. Mouton, Jr., David F. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4095918
    Abstract: A turbine wheel on a horizontal axis is coaxially mounted within a primary nozzle, for support in a fluid current below a platform carrying electrical power generation equipment. The turbine wheel and primary nozzle are submerged and oriented to enable flow of a portion of fluid current through the nozzle and past the turbine wheel.The turbine wheel comprises a shroud-ring rim, a set of blades extending inwardly toward the axis, the blades being mounted at their outer ends on the inside of the rim, and at their inner ends on the outside of an axial hub. Each blade has its longitudinal tensile elements shaped in the form of part of a relaxed catenary, extending from rim to hub, with sufficient bow in the direction of force of fluid current on the blade to provide a practical wheel of reasonable cost. Struts and strut vanes supporting hub elements within the nozzle may also be of relaxed catenary configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Inventors: William J. Mouton, Jr., David F. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4025220
    Abstract: A fluid-current energy-conversion plant, especially useful for electricity generation, utilizing an axial flow turbine as the energy conversion element, has self-inflated flexible collector elements for capturing a portion of the fluid current, increasing its velocity, guiding at least some of each portion into the turbine's mouth, then returning the captured flow into the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Inventors: David F. Thompson, William J. Mouton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4004429
    Abstract: A deep underwater sphere is constructed of a plurality of spherical sections. Each of these sections has a spherical shaped frame made of a plurality of radially arranged trusses with an outer metal shell and an inner metal shell attached to the frame. Adjacent sections are interconnected by connecting selected trusses from each of the sections together. The space between the inner and outer metal shells is filled with a high density mixture which serves to impart resistance to compressional forces placed on the sphere and additionally serves as a ballast for securing the proper specific gravity for sinking of the sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Inventor: William J. Mouton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3986787
    Abstract: A turbine wheel on a horizontal shaft is coaxially mounted within a primary nozzle, for support in a river current below a platform carrying electrical power generation equipment. The turbine shaft and primary nozzle are submerged and oriented to enable flow of a portion of river current through the nozzle and past the turbine wheel.The external surface of the nozzle is shaped and has structure to accelerate and/or direct the flow of the adjacent surrounding maintstream river current in a manner to generate a sheath which aids the efflux of that portion of the river current which has passed through the turbine. Part of the said structure is a secondary nozzle surrounding the primary nozzle; the secondary nozzle is arranged to accentuate the control of the surrounding mainstream river current. Bearing means, support means, power take-off means, speed control means and blade shapes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1976
    Inventors: William J. Mouton, Jr., David F. Thompson
  • Patent number: D325021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Inventor: William J. Mouton, Jr.