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Boring or penetrating the earth May archived by USPTO category 05/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090133929 - Method, drilling machine, drill bit and bottom hole assembly for drilling by electrical discharge by electrical discharge pulses: Machine for ground drilling, with a circulating fluid, by the utilization of electric discharge generated by high-voltage pulses between electrodes. It may comprise: —A drill-bit 1 with electrodes movable relative to each other, so that bottom-hole physical contact be secured for all the electrodes 4 on all bottom-hole topographies. —Pointed... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090133930 - Pressure compensation and rotary seal system for measurement while drilling instrumentation: A pressure compensation system for a wellbore instrument coupled to a drill string includes a shaft rotatably mounted with respect to an instrument housing. A lubrication chamber included in the instrument has at least one bearing for rotatably supporting the shaft. The lubrication chamber includes a face seal coupled on... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090133931 - Method and apparatus for hydraulic steering of downhole rotary drilling systems: A method for hydraulically controlling the direction of a drill bit or bottom hole assembly containing a drill contains lateral orifices which can be selectively opened and closed to move a portion of drilling fluid from the drill string out into a narrow gap between the lateral orifices and a... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090133932 - Sidewall coring tool and method for marking a sidewall core: A sidewall coring tool includes a tool housing, a coring assembly coupled and a marking device. The defines a longitudinal axis and is adapted for suspension within the borehole at a selected depth. The coring assembly is coupled to the tool housing and includes a bit housing and a coring... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090133933 - Method and device for drilling, particularly percussion or rotary percussion drilling, a hole in soil or rock material: The invention relates to a method and device for drilling, particularly percussion or rotary percussion drilling, a hole in soil or rock material and for producing an anchoring. According to the invention, a drill bit (2) fastened to drilling rods (3) makes a drilled hole (1). A number of, in... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090133934 - Method and device for releasing a block on a bore crown during a boring process: 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... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090133935 - Olefin metathesis for kerogen upgrading: A method for chemically-upgrading shale-bound kerogen comprises contacting shale-bound kerogen comprising carbon-carbon double bonds with a quantity of alkene species in the presence of an olefin metathesis catalyst. A catalyzed metathetical reaction occurs between the shale-bound kerogen and the alkene species and smaller kerogen-derived molecular species are formed. The smaller... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090133936 - Lead the bit rotary steerable tool: In one aspect of the present invention, a drilling assembly comprises a drill bit comprising a bit body intermediate a working face and a shank. An indenting member adapted to guide the drill bit protrudes from the working face. A flexible portion is disposed above the bit body.... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.
20090133937 - Cutting tools and methods of making the same: A cutting tool includes a mandrel; a matrix affixed to the mandrel; and cutting material disposed within the matrix and method of making the same.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090133938 - Thermally stable pointed diamond with increased impact resistance: In one aspect of the present invention, an insert comprises a sintered polycrystalline diamond body bonded to a cemented metal carbide substrate. The diamond body comprises a substantially conical shape with conical side wall terminating at an apex. The diamond body comprises a first region with a metallic catalyst dispersed... Agent: Tyson J. Wilde Novatek International, Inc.05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090126994 - Method and system for controlling force in a down-hole drilling operation: A method and system of subterranean excavating that estimates a buoyancy force applied to a downhole excavating system from drilling fluid. The estimated buoyancy force is used to derive a true weight on bit (WOB) at the borehole bottom. The derived realized WOB is compared to a target WOB to... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090126995 - Downhole abrading tool having taggants for indicating excessive wear: A downhole abrading tools has a body with a first end for connection with a rotating component of a drill string, and a cutting end for rotation in unison with the body, the cutting end having an abrading matrix containing an abrasive material for rotating engagement with an object within... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20090126996 - Formation evaluation while drilling: A sample module for a sampling while drilling tool includes a sample fluid flowline operatively connectable between a sample chamber and an inlet, for passing a downhole fluid. A primary piston divides the sample chamber into a sample volume and a buffer volume and includes a first face in fluid... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090126997 - Counterbalance enabled power generator for horizontal directional drilling systems: An electrical generating system is used for a horizontal directional drilling system. The drilling system has a generally horizontal drill stem that rotates. A generator has first and second components. The first component rotates with the drill stem, while the second component is able to rotate with respect to the... Agent: Decker, Jones, Mcmackin, Mcclane, Hall & Bates, P.C.
20090126998 - Hybrid drill bit and design method: A hybrid earth-boring bit comprising a bit body having a central axis, at least one, preferably three fixed blades, depending downwardly from the bit body, each fixed blade having a leading edge, and at least one rolling cutter, preferably three rolling cutters, mounted for rotation on the bit body. A... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090126999 - Compositions and methods for water control and strengthening unconsolidated formations: The present invention relates, in general, to subterranean fluids, and more particularly, to subterranean drilling fluids that may be useful for reducing the production of water from a portion of a subterranean formation and/or stabilizing an unconsolidated portion of a subterranean formation while drilling. In some embodiments, the present invention... Agent: Craig W. Roddy Halliburton Energy Services
20090127000 - Sectional drive and coupling system: A sectional drive and coupling system for transmitting rotational power to an output, which system includes multiple, splined drive and receiving segments that are connected, nested and interlocked in the ends of successive segment housings to define a drive string that is rotatable in a selected straight or curved path.... Agent: John M. Harrison
20090127001 - Pipehandler: A pipe handling system is disclosed with an elongated base that is dimensioned to receive and support a movable tray in a position parallel to the base with at least two degrees of freedom of movement. The movable tray is also dimensioned to receive at least one section of pipe,... Agent: Joseph Curtis Edmondson
20090127002 - Roller cone bit bearing with elastomeric seal having self break-in property: A roller cone bit having an elastomeric seal with a self break-in property is disclosed. The elastomeric seal includes abrasive material on a sliding surface for facilitating break-in. Examples of abrasive materials include ground rock, hard metals, tungsten, tungsten carbide, tantalum, tantalum carbide, titanium carbide, titanium nitride, and minerals, diamonds... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090120688 - Method of attachment of a towing anchor to an iceberg: P
20090120689 - Apparatus and method for communicating information between a wellbore and surface: A system, tool and method of communicating data between a wellbore and the surface are provided that include the features of transmitting data from a number of tools in the wellbore to the surface at a first data rate via a communication link in a tubing that supplies fluid under... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20090120690 - Borehole survey method and apparatus: A method includes obtaining a first set of survey data at a first point along a wellbore, estimating a present wellbore position based on at least the first set of survey data, determining a related ellipse of uncertainty at the present wellbore position, comparing the related ellipse of uncertainty of... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090120691 - Systems and methods for guiding the drilling of a horizontal well: System and methods for guiding the drilling of a horizontal well are disclosed. A current is provided in at least one conductor positioned in a target vertical well. A magnetic field generated by the current is measured at a drilling assembly that is drilling the horizontal well. A direction from... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20090120692 - Layered hardfacing, durable hardfacing for drill bits: A drill bit having a bit body having at least one blade thereon, at least one cutter pocket disposed on the at least one blade, at least one cutter disposed in the at least one cutter pocket, hardfacing applied to at least a selected portion of the drill bit is... Agent: Osha, Liang LLP / Smith
20090120693 - Earth-boring tools attachable to a casing string and methods for their manufacture: Casing bits include a crown having a substantially hollow interior. The bit crown has blades over a face portion thereof, the blades including a plurality of cutting elements attached thereto. The bit crown further includes a composite inlay positioned at least within the substantially hollow interior. Casing bits also include... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090114443 - Anchored riserless mud return systems: A riserless mud recovery system including a mud return line secured by an anchor is disclosed. Some system embodiments for drilling a well bore in an offshore location having a water surface and a subsea formation include an offshore structure positioned on a platform at a water surface, a drill... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090114444 - Method and system for controlling an excavating apparatus: A method for controlling a drilling apparatus comprising the steps of applying a rotation force to a drilling part of the drilling apparatus, applying a feed force to the drilling part with the feed force comprising a predetermined modulating frequency signal and predetermined feed force, wherein optimum predetermined feed force... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090114445 - Method of training neural network models and using same for drilling wellbores: A method of creating and using a neural network model for wellbore operations is disclosed. The method, in one aspect, may include defining a plurality of a wellbore parameter; calculating a plurality of output values of a tool operating parameter using the plurality of values of the wellbore parameter as... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20090114446 - Well drilling machine with new drill pipe loader: The invention is a new well drilling machine, in particular for drilling with single pipes, with supporting mast (M) provided with at least one drill head′ (R) for the rotation-translation movement of the drill pipe (A), a loader (C) for said pipes (A), hinged to the relative supporting frame (T),... Agent: Themis Law
20090114447 - Coring tool and method: A coring tool for use in a borehole formed in a subterranean formation includes a tool housing with a coring aperture and a core receptacle. A coring bit is mounted within the tool housing and movable between retracted and extended positions by a series of pivotably connected extension link arms.... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090114449 - Acid tunneling bottom hole assembly and method utilizing reversible knuckle joints: A bottom hole assembly connected to coiled tubing to create an acid tunnel in a wellbore formation. High pressure acid is pumped down the coiled tubing and out a nozzle located at the end of the bottom hole assembly. The bottom hole assembly includes a first reversible knuckle joint and... Agent: Howrey LLP
20090114448 - Expandable roller reamer: An expandable downhole tool for use in a drilling assembly positioned within a wellbore includes a tool body having an axial flowbore extending therethrough and a moveable arm. The moveable arm includes a roller structure including cutters and rotatably mounted on the moveable arm. The moveable arm is configured to... Agent: Osha, Liang LLP / Smith
20090114450 - Controlled variable density fluid for wellbore operations: Fluid systems may contain elements to provide changes in bulk fluid density in response to various environmental conditions. One environmental driver to the variable density is pressure; other environmental drivers include, but are not limited to, temperature or changes in chemistry. The variable density of the fluid is beneficial for... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20090114451 - Apparatus for keeping a down hole drilling tool vertically aligned: An apparatus (10) for keeping a down hole drilling tool vertically uses a pendulum (36). The pendulum (36) controls flow from outlets (34) of drilling fluid chambers (30), providing drilling fluid to centralizer (24) activating pistons (26) acting upon centralizer blades (24). When the outer housing (12) deviates from a... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20090114452 - Rock bit with a thermal insulating seal ring positioned in the seal gland: A rock bit includes a shaft and a cone mounted for rotation about the shaft at a journal bearing. A seal gland for the rock bit is defined at least by the shaft and the cone. A compressible seal ring is positioned within the seal gland. A thermal insulating ring... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20090114453 - Earth-boring tools with primary and secondary blades, methods of forming and designing such earth-boring tools: Earth-boring tools comprise a body including a face at a leading end thereof and a shank at a trailing end. At least one primary blade may extend radially outward over the face and may comprise a plurality of cutting elements disposed thereon. At least one secondary blade may also extend... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20090114454 - Thermally-stable polycrystalline diamond materials and compacts: Thermally-stable polycrystalline diamond materials of this invention comprise a first phase including a plurality of bonded together diamond crystals, and a second phase including a reaction product formed between a binder/catalyst material and a material reactive with the binder/catalyst material. The reaction product is disposed within interstitial regions of the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLPPrevious industry: Electricity: conductors and insulators
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