Drive Reciprocates Tool Patents (Class 175/189)
  • Patent number: 9376895
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is used for pumping fluid at a wellhead. The apparatus has a support structure that supports a pumping assembly and removes liquid from the well site through a small diameter pipeline as a continuous flow at a constant flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Well Control Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Fink, Richard Michael Wright
  • Patent number: 9359876
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pumping fluid at a wellhead that improves liquid removal by eliminating the need to transport liquid produced from a well to containment facilities using trucks or large diameter pipelines capable of accommodating periodic surges of a high volume of fluid. The danger that the liquid will freeze in cold weather is also addressed. The invention removes liquid from the well site through a small diameter pipeline as a continuous flow at a constant flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Well Control Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Fink
  • Patent number: 8342263
    Abstract: A mobile drill rig has a drill mast, a carriage mounted to the drill mast for vertical movement, and a vibratory drill head having a sine generator and a rotation mechanism for imparting vibration and rotation to a drill rod string. An elastomeric torsion coupler couples the rotation mechanism to the sine generator to transmit rotational force to the drill rod string while isolating vibrations of the sine generator from the rotation mechanism. Another coupler connects the drill head to the carriage in a manner that allows floating vertical movement of the drill head relative to the carriage while isolating vibrations of the sine generator from the carriage. Elastomeric bumpers limit the vertical movement of the drill head relative to the carriage. Elastomeric spacers located between the rotation mechanism and the sine generator handle the vertical loading and maintain the proper spacing between the sine generator and the rotation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kejr, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Kejr, Ryan Kejr
  • Publication number: 20120292114
    Abstract: A method for lubricating a drill shank (9) of a rock drilling machine (5), wherein at least part of the flow of the pressure fluid of a hydraulic circuit of a device (12, 13, 29, 36, 40) of the rock drilling machine (5) performing at least one function is directed to the rotation mechanism (20, 21, 25, 34) of the drill shank (9) for the purpose of lubricating the rotation mechanism (20, 21, 25, 34) of the drill shank (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Markku Keskiniva, Juha Piispanen, Mauri Esko, Aimo Helin
  • Publication number: 20110162892
    Abstract: A drill bit for core sampling includes a body having a central axis and first end having a tapered outer surface and a radius transverse to the central axis, and an insert having a cutting surface on the first end oriented at an axial angle relative to the radius to move material displaced during drilling away from the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: LONGYEAR TM, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Oothoudt
  • Publication number: 20100139985
    Abstract: A mobile drill rig has a drill mast, a carriage mounted to the drill mast for vertical movement, and a vibratory drill head having a sine generator and a rotation mechanism for imparting vibration and rotation to a drill rod string. An elastomeric torsion coupler couples the rotation mechanism to the sine generator to transmit rotational force to the drill rod string while isolating vibrations of the sine generator from the rotation mechanism. Another coupler connects the drill head to the carriage in a manner that allows floating vertical movement of the drill head relative to the carriage while isolating vibrations of the sine generator from the carriage. Elastomeric bumpers limit the vertical movement of the drill head relative to the carriage. Elastomeric spacers located between the rotation mechanism and the sine generator handle the vertical loading and maintain the proper spacing between the sine generator and the rotation mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Brent Kejr, Ryan Kejr
  • Publication number: 20100139984
    Abstract: A drive assembly suitable for a spindle connection to a drill string or other shaft, the assembly comprising or including a drive shaft, a shuttle rotatable under the action of the drive shaft but being slidable relative thereto, the shuttle carrying magnets, a containment assembly to constrain the shuttle to a shuttle axis, the containment assembly carrying magnets to co-act with those of the shuttle as the shuttle is rotated by the drive shaft thereby to cause the shuttling of the shuttle, a spindle not forming part of the shuttle arrangement to receive vibration from said containment assembly and/or said shuttle (e.g.; through a cushion of liquid), a carriage assembly on part of the spindle slidable on an axis coincident with and/or parallel to the spindle's rotational axis, and a drive carried by the carriage assembly to rotate the spindle or to rotate both the spindle and part of the carriage assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Gregory Donald West, Peter Evan Powell, Roger Pfahlert
  • Patent number: 7584810
    Abstract: A top drive power swivel assembly for well drilling rigs having a travelling frame for moving along a drilling tower. The travelling frame has at least two lower and two upper travelling frame extensions. A housing has at least two upper and two lower housing extensions each with an opening. A first connector penetrates openings of upper travelling frame extensions and openings of an upper housing extensions engaging the travelling frame to the housing. A second connector penetrates openings of lower travelling frame extensions and openings of lower housing extensions to securely engage the travelling frame to the housing. A top drive power swivel mounts to the housing and the top drive power swivel receives power from hydraulic motors. Various sheave assemblies mounted to the travelling frame engage a hoisting means. Guide wheel assemblies disposed on the travelling frame engage the tubulars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Eagle Rock Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Nelson McKnight, Jr., Sammy Kent Flud
  • Publication number: 20090133934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for releasing a block or blockage on a bore-crown or drill bit (1) during a boring process, especially percussion boring or rotary percussion boring or drilling, for boring holes in the ground or rock, whereby a borehole is formed by a bore-crown (1) mounted on a boring rod or a drill rod assembly (2) and connected thereto and acted upon by the boring rod to generate a rotational movement and optionally a percussive movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Josef Mocivnik
  • Patent number: 7240744
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for boring a hole in the earth including a drill bit assembly including a fluid-powered impact engine contained within a drillpipe sub between an ordinary drillpipe and a modified conventional rotary drill bit. The impact engine is powered by pressurized drilling fluid delivered via the drillpipe which acts on a piston to charge an energy accumulator, preferably in the form of a spring. Periodically, the pressurized drilling fluid in the impact engine is vented, allowing the energy accumulator to rapidly transfer its stored energy to an impact bit which is slidingly housed in a rotary bit to strike and fracture the formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Jerome Kemick
  • Patent number: 7237625
    Abstract: A driving device for installing a pipe or casing, without the use of hydraulic or pneumatic means, by capturing the rotational motion of the drill string. The driving device is placed at the top end of the pipe being (42) installed and the drill string (2) passes through the center of the device. The drill string freely rotates, advances or retracts within the driving device, until the driving device is attached (4) to the drill string when required. When the driving device is attached to the drill string, the rotational force of the drill string and any downward force applied to the drill string are captured, and used to install the pipe. The driving device uses the rotation of the drill string to impact a blow to the pipe, driving the pipe downward. The driving device uses any downward force applied to the drill string to maintain downward pressure on the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventors: Ronald G. Minshull, Brian Richard Minshull
  • Patent number: 7093679
    Abstract: A drilling machine drills foundation holes known as drilled shafts or bored piles with a drilling tool attached to an end of a kelly. The kelly is rotated with a rotary drive. The rotary drive has a first motor, a final drive gear coupled to the kelly so as to rotate with the kelly and a planetary gear set between the first motor and the final drive gear. A second motor is coupled to the ring gear on the planetary gear set. A clutch can also be connected to the ring gear. The rotary drive allows the drilling tool to be rotated at low drilling speeds and, without stopping rotation or shifting gears, removed from the hole and accelerated to high speeds to discharge spoil. A mid-range is also possible, wherein the drilling tool can process fluids in the hole. Another motor and planetary gear set can be coupled to the final drive gear and to the second motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Watson Incorporated
    Inventor: Douglas A. Watson
  • Patent number: 7013996
    Abstract: An impact device for a rock drill. The rock drill includes a tool and a mechanism for delivering a stress pulse to the tool. That mechanism includes an impact element supported to a frame of the drill, and a mechanism for subjecting the impact element to stress and thereafter releasing the impact element suddenly from the stress, whereupon stored stress energy in the impact element is discharged in the form of a stress pulse directed at the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sandvik Tamrock Oy
    Inventors: Markku Keskiniva, Jorma Mäki, Erkki Ahola, Esa Rantala
  • Patent number: 6814166
    Abstract: A power swivel provides the rotational force to drill consolidated subsurface strata while an unrestricted airflow through the swivel and down a drill string remove cuttings from the borehole. The power swivel is configured to mount on direct push/driven-vibrating equipment, such as a cone penetrometer, to eliminate the need for a conventional drilling rig when a consolidated layer is encountered during direct push/driven-vibrating operations. A drilling nipple and pack-off are provided near the surface to maintain the air flow during drilling and to direct the cuttings to a desired location. Also, a dual-valved air delivery system provides safe, remote-controlled air flow to the swivel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Lorraine M. LaFreniere, David H. Surgnier
  • Patent number: 6745836
    Abstract: The down hole motor is a self-contained radial drive unit that is driven by a linear input, which can be supplied from various sources. As linear motion is applied to the input of the tool, drive pins on a drive shaft follow a helical path, converting the linear motion into radial motion at the attached mandrel end. This may then be utilized in various activities such as drilling, boring and obstruction removal. This tool may also be used in conjunction with jarring mechanisms in order to create an impact drilling device, or a percussion motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventors: Jeff L. Taylor, Mark A. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20040055789
    Abstract: The invention is a new drill for making micropiles, equipped with a mast on which the head-carrying trolley slides and having at the bottom of the mast two pairs of vices, a lower fixed vice and a upper unscrewing vice. Besides being able to rotate around the drilling axis, the unscrewing vice is able to move along said mast with respect to the lower fixed vice. The advantages are considerable, since it is no longer necessary to dismantle the rod and the covering during the extraction stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Patrizio Comacchio, Pasqualino Comacchio, Renzo Comacchio
  • Patent number: 6702045
    Abstract: There is provided drilling apparatus (10) comprising a hammer casing (11), a free piston motor piston guide and porting sleeve (12), a drive sub (13), a drill bit (15) splined by shank (16) to the drive sub (13). Below the splined portion (17) the drive sub is relieved at (23) to form an annular air space for motor exhaust air from the splines (16) and (17). The drive sub (13) retains a gauge sleeve (24) via an annular flange (25) between the hammer casing (11) at (26) and a shoulder (27) on the drive sub (13). Below the shoulder (27) the outer diameter of the drive sub (13) is provided with eight grooves that form conduits (30) with the lower portion (31) of the gauge sleeve (24) extending parallel to the drill axis in communication with the space (23) via ports (32). The lower portion (31) extends down the side of the drive sub (13) and terminates with it at (34) adjacent the shoulder (33) at the transition from the bit shank (16) and the bit head (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Azuko Party Ltd
    Inventor: John Elsby
  • Patent number: 6675916
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for boring holes in the ground. The apparatus includes an auger translating along a guide. Because the auger translates along the guide, the auger bores a straight hole in the ground. The present invention also contemplates a method. The method of boring holes in the ground includes rectilinearly translating an auger with respect to the ground and boring a hole in the ground with the auger. The method may also include longitudinally and transversely orienting the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Donald Mathews
  • Patent number: 6371222
    Abstract: A hammer device has a machine housing (1) with a hammer piston (2) movable to-and-fro. The to-and-fro movement of the hammer piston is controlled by a valve body (6) movable to-and-fro in the machine housing. The valve body, via a channel (7), alternatively connects a drive surface (5) on the hammer piston to a pressure source (8) and to low pressure (9). In order to expedite the actuation of the hammer piston at its rear dead center, the machine housing has a room (10) which is separated from the channel (7) by the hammer piston at the same time that the valve body (6) maintains the pressure from the pressure source (8) on the rear end surface (5) of the hammer piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
    Inventors: Kurt Andersson, Jörgen Rodert
  • Patent number: 5860482
    Abstract: A device and method for forming a downwardly extending hole in the surface of the earth for seismic exploration or for forming a larger diameter hole such as made during exploratory drilling. The hole forming device includes an elongated rigid planting member having a point or tip at its lower end which is forced downwardly into the earth's surface by a combination of forces. The multiple forces may include a primary downward force exerting a substantially constant downward push on the planting member and either or both additional forces imparted to the planting member when the primary force no longer moves the planting member downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignees: Ernie J. Gremillion, Hazel T. Gremillion
    Inventors: Ernest J. Gremillion, Steven M. Gremillion, Richard A. Gremillion
  • Patent number: 5353940
    Abstract: A system for aligning a crane upper works with a crane lower works for redecking the upper works with the lower works comprises at least one roller operatively connected to at least one of the upper works and the lower works, and at least one surface operatively connected to at least one of the upper works and the lower works. The at least one roller is engagable with the at least one surface such that the roller moves along the surface under the influence of gravity for aligning the upper works with the lower works. A method for aligning a crane upper works with a crane lower works for redecking the upper works with the lower works is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Pech, Jeff J. Jeske
  • Patent number: 5305841
    Abstract: A down-the-hole hammer includes a drill bit and a piston reciprocating therebehind to periodically strike the drill bit. The drill bit includes front and rear portions of difference impedance, and the piston includes front and rear portions of difference impedance. In the drill bit, the front portion has a larger impedance than the rear portion. In the piston, the rear portion has a larger impedance than the front portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Sandvik AB
    Inventor: Rainer Beccu
  • Patent number: 5092411
    Abstract: A drilling apparatus, especially for drilling blast holes, includes a carriage, a drilling rod, a pressure-operated drive system movable along the carriage for transmitting a back and forth rotation to the drilling rod, a flushing head arranged on the carriage and movable either with or apart from the drilling rod, and a hydraulically operated in-hole hammer arranged on a front end of the drilling rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: Rudolf Hausherr & Sohne GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinrich-Rudolf Hausherr, Friedhelm Eckey
  • Patent number: 5032039
    Abstract: An underground excavator includes a chamber defined in the forward section of an excavator body for receiving excavated material such as soil, sand, gravel, clay and their mixtures. A rotary cutter is mounted to the forward end of a rotary shaft for penetrating through the chamber for axial rotation and simultaneous rocking in an axial direction. The cutter has a conical cutter face plate having holes for passing the excavated material of a diameter smaller than an opening disposed in the chamber. Any gravel or the like present in the advancing route to the underground excavator and smaller than the holes of the cutter is received into the chamber to be discharged from the excavator. Any gravel larger than the holes or the like not receivable into the chamber is moved quickly along the conical cutter face plate toward peripheral ground layer by being subjected to the rocking motion of the conical cutter face plate simultaneously with the rotation of the cutter during advancement of the excavator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: Daiho Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hakumi Hagimoto, Yutaka Kashima, Norio Kondo, Tsutomu Tomisawa, Kiichi Honma
  • Patent number: 4993504
    Abstract: Device in impact machines. The device comprises a first chamber (5) which is connected to an accumlator (6) and the pressure of which is used to hold together a set of rods (2) forming part of the drill tool. Furthermore there is a second chamber (7) to damp the recoil from the set of rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Atlas Copco MCT AB
    Inventors: Jorgen A. R. Rodert, Kurt H. Andersson
  • Patent number: 4742876
    Abstract: A device for submarine foundation drilling includes: a drilling unit including a head and body interconnected by at least one cylinder, the body being equipped with at least one cutter, the drilling unit being equipped with at least one excavating pump, and hydraulic motors to operate the cutter and the pump; a rigid tubular assembly (2) containing at least one discharge pipe, and pipes for feeding hydraulic fluid to the cylinder and the motors; connecting means (12) between the head of the drilling unit and the lower part of the tubular construction; support means (13) able to be placed at the ocean bottom in front of the head of the drilling unit, means for clamping the tubular assembly; means for suspending the device from a ship, means (5) being provided to furnish hydraulic power, and connecting pipes being provided between the means of furnishing fluid and the upper end of the tubular assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Soletanche
    Inventors: Herve Barthelemy, Karl Bollinger, Michel Brochier, Maurice Gau, Yves Legendre
  • Patent number: 4550788
    Abstract: A hole groover comprising a pair of grooving bits radially protruding from the surface of a drill rod and connected to swivel upwardly and downwardly near the end of the drill rod where the drill bit is connected. A connecting rod is connected to the inside ends of the groove bits and causes arcuate movement of the grooving bits as it reciprocates. The hole groover further includes a gear box which is connectable to a rotary drilling unit which converts rotational movement of the rotary drill until to reciprocating movement of a lever. The lever is connected to the connecting rod which causes movement of the grooving bits. The device is readily adaptable to be connected to most rotary drill units and the depth and intervals of the grooves can be easily controlled by adjusting the length of the grooving bits and the gear ratios. The device enables grooves to be cut in a wall hole surface, concurrently with the drilling of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
    Inventor: Duk-Won Park