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Boring or penetrating the earth June invention type 06/11Below 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. 06/30/2011 > 13 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. invention type
20110155461 - System and apparatus for directing the drilling of a well: A system for directing the drilling of a well at a drill-site includes an instructing unit, an instructed unit, and a central unit. The instructed unit receives drilling instruction from an instructing driller, sends drilling instructions to the central unit, and presents to the instructing driller drilling instructions and instruction... Agent:
20110155462 - System and method for automating exploration or production of subterranean resource: A method and system for automating exploration and production of subterranean resources, using data collected from exploration and production activities, including drilling rig data and/or the like is described. The method and system include the use of a knowledge representation containing representation of uncertainty in the exploration and production operations.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110155463 - System and apparatus for directing a survey of a well: An apparatus receives survey instructions from a directed unit and measurement data from a measurement unit. The apparatus directs a survey workflow comprising a plurality of stages, determines the completion of at least one of the stages based upon at least one of the measurement data and the survey instructions,... Agent:
20110155464 - Method for the identification of the formation fluid invasion moment: The method of the formation fluid invasion moment identification consists in the sinking of an apparatus for the sampling of the fluid mixture into the uncased wellbore; the apparatus consists of the body, standard probe, hydraulic system, sample storage chamber and pumping module. Then the fluid mixture is pumped out... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110155465 - Retractable underreamer: An underreamer is provided in which the cutting elements are retracted into the tool body during run in, extensible for the performance of cutting operations, and retractable into the body of the tool afterwards.... Agent:
20110155468 - Side-tracking system and related methods: A sidetracking tool includes a setting tool having an expandable anchor, a whipstock connected to an upper end of the setting tool, the whipstock having a ramp face along an axial length thereof, and a drilling assembly including a drill bit disposed on an end thereof, wherein the drill bit... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20110155467 - Timed impact drill bit steering: A method of steering a drill bit while drilling a wellbore can include periodically delivering an impact to the drill bit as the drill bit is rotated by a drill string. The impact may be delivered to the drill bit when an axis of the drill bit is oriented in... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20110155466 - Varied rpm drill bit steering: A method of steering a drill bit while drilling a wellbore can include periodically increasing a rotational speed of the drill bit while drilling the wellbore, with the rotational speed being increased when an axis of the drill bit is oriented in a desired azimuthal direction relative to a drill... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20110155469 - Apparatus and method for positioning extended lateral channel well stimulation equipment: Disclosed is a movable boring assembly and a boring tool positioner for drilling a plurality of holes in a well casing and jetting a well production zone through the plurality of holes. All of the holes can be drilled in the casing at different angular positions, as well as different... Agent:
20110155470 - drill string element with instruments: A drill string element including an elongate tubular body delimiting an interior surface longitudinally including at least one portion of revolution and including a first hole provided in the elongate tubular body. That first hole includes a first end opening at the portion of revolution, and in a vicinity of... Agent: Vam Drilling France
20110155471 - Drive pin support: A chuck assembly, an assembly for an earth-boring drill assembly, and a method of manufacturing a chuck assembly. In the assembly, a first portion of the chuck bore may have a minimum inner diameter greater than the chuck spline maximum inner diameter. A support ring recess may be defined in... Agent:
20110155472 - Earth-boring tools having differing cutting elements on a blade and related methods: Earth-boring tools include combinations of shearing cutting elements and gouging cutting elements on a blade of the earth-boring tools. In some embodiments, a gouging cutting element may be disposed adjacent to a shearing cutting element on a blade of an earth-boring tool. Methods of forming earth-boring tools include providing such... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20110155473 - Stabilizing system and methods for a drill bit: A drill bit stabilizing system comprising a body member having an axis and at least one recess formed in the body member housing at least one stabilizing member when in a first retracted position. The stabilizing member is positionable along a diagonal angle with the axis to a second extended... Agent:06/23/2011 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. invention type
20110147082 - System for tracking and maintaining an on-grade horizontal borehole: A tracking receiver system is used to track the progress of a downhole tool along a subsurface path having a desired grade. The tracking receiver system is adapted to detect a reference line originating from a reference line receiver and to determine the position of the downhole tool along a... Agent: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
20110147083 - Analyzing toolface velocity to detect detrimental vibration during drilling: A downhole drilling vibration analysis involves measuring orientation data in at least two orthogonal axes downhole while drilling with a drilling assembly. For example, two orthogonal magnetometers can be used. A toolface of the drilling assembly is determined using the measured sensor data, and velocity (RPM) values for the toolface... Agent: Precision Energy Services, Inc.
20110147084 - Method and an arrangement for controlling a rock drill: An arrangement and a method for controlling at least one drill parameter when drilling in rock with a rock drill, comprising an impulse-generating device arranged to induce shock waves in a tool acting against the rock with a percussive force generated via a shock wave-generating pressure. The arrangement also comprises... Agent:
20110147086 - Downhole tools with electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic drives: An apparatus to be conveyed into a wellbore is provided, wherein the apparatus includes a housing configured to be conveyed downhole and a drive member located in the housing. The apparatus further includes a drive unit configured to actuate movement of the drive member by selectively coupling to the drive... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20110147085 - Rotation inhibiting apparatus: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and apparatus to inhibit rotation within a drilling rig. The apparatus may include a first member connected to a first component of the drilling rig, and a second member connected to the first member and connected to a second component of the drilling rig,... Agent: Frank's Casing Crew And Rental Tools, Inc.
20110147087 - Cuttings transfer system: A cuttings transfer system including a separator configured to separate cuttings from a slurry and a transfer line configured to receive the cuttings from the separator. The system further including a valve in fluid communication with the transfer line and the separator, wherein the valve is configured to control a... Agent: M-i L.L.C.
20110147088 - Apparatus and method for controlling the feed-in speed of a high pressure hose in jet drilling operations: A jetting hose is conveyed downhole retracted on the end of a tubing string (coiled tubing) for jetting lateral boreholes from a main wellbore. The apparatus allows the operator to sense the speed at which the jetting hose and nozzle are penetrating the formation and adjust the coiled tubing feed-in... Agent:
20110147089 - Drill bit with an adjustable steering device: j
20110147090 - Multi-functional machine adaptable for drilling, boring and lifting: A multi-function machine for drilling, boring, driving and lifting comprising a translation system (2) which supports a turret (3) motorized and provided with driving cab. A lattice tower type arm is hinged to the frame of the turret and movable between substantially raised and inclined positions. In at least a... Agent: Soilmec S.p.a.
20110147091 - Downhole motor: A downhole motor having a motor section, a drive shaft section, and an output shaft section, the output shaft section having a rotatable output shaft with a first end and a second end, a first thrust bearing assembly proximal to the first end of said output shaft, a second thrust... Agent:
20110147092 - Hose tensioner for a rock drill system: A rock drill system may include a support arrangement including a feed channel, a rock drill assembly movably associated with the feed channel, and a fluid conductor having a first end connected to the rock drill assembly and a second end associated with the support arrangement. The system may further... Agent: Terex Corporation06/16/2011 > 10 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. invention type
20110139505 - Shaped charge: A perforating apparatus that is usable with a well includes a shaped charge. The shaped charge includes a case, an explosive and a liner. The liner is adapted to form a perforation jet to form a perforation tunnel and promote an exothermic reaction inside the tunnel to create a pressure... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110139506 - Pressure and flow control in drilling operations: A well drilling system for use with a drilling fluid pump includes a flow control device regulating flow from the pump to a drill string interior; and another flow control device regulating flow through a line in communication with an annulus. Flow is simultaneously permitted through the flow control devices.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20110139507 - Method and apparatus for borehole positioning: A method of drilling boreholes is provided. The method, according to one embodiment, may include drilling a borehole, transmitting a signal into the earth formation, receiving signals at least three spaced sensors responsive to the transmitted signals and estimating a path of the borehole using the signals received by the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20110139508 - Gauge pads, cutters, rotary components, and methods for directional drilling: The present invention recites a method, system and apparatus, wherein said method, system and apparatus comprises a gauge pad for a rotary component received within a borehole, the gauge pad comprising an exterior surface dimensioned for rotation in close proximity to the borehole, a pocket extending through the exterior surface,... Agent:
20110139509 - Pressure and flow control in drilling operations: A method of maintaining a desired downhole pressure during a drilling operation can include measuring a parameter with a sensor, communicating actual parameter values from the sensor to a predictive device, training the predictive device to output predicted parameter values in response to input of the actual parameter values, and... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20110139510 - Apparatus and method for reaming a wellbore during the installation of a tubular string: An apparatus for reaming a wellbore without rotating a tubular string that is extendable to a surface. A mandrel (102) is coupled to a downhole end of the tubular string. The mandrel (102) has at least one groove (110) in a sidewall portion thereof. A sleeve (112) is operably associated... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20110139511 - Method for introducing a vertical shaft and shaft driving machine: The invention relates to a method for introducing a vertical shaft underground and to a shaft driving machine set up particularly for performing the method, wherein a cutting wheel is rotated solely about a horizontal axis until a penetration trough having a predetermined penetration depth is formed, and the cutting... Agent: Herrenknecht Ag
20110139512 - Actuators, actuatable joints, and methods of directional drilling: The present invention recites a method and apparatus, wherein said methods and apparatus comprises an actuator comprising a first plate, a pocket extending through the first plate, the pocket in fluid communication with a pressurized fluid source and a second plate coupled to a component that is to be actuated,... Agent:
20110139513 - Eccentric steering device and methods of directional drilling: The present invention recites a method, system and apparatus for steering a drill string, wherein an eccentric steering device is recited. The eccentric steering device may comprise an eccentric sleeve configured for mounting exterior to a portion of the drill string and permitting the drill string to rotate within the... Agent:
20110139514 - Thermally stable diamond bonded materials and compacts: Thermally stable diamond bonded construction comprise a diamond bonded body including a thermally stable region, comprising a plurality of diamond grains bonded together by a reaction product of the diamond grains with a reactant such as Si, and a polycrystalline diamond region, comprising intercrystalline bonded diamond and a catalyst material.... Agent: Smith International, Inc.06/09/2011 > 7 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories. invention type
20110132662 - Phase wellbore steering: A method of steering a drilling operation of a well using acoustic measurements. The method includes obtaining, using a central processing unit (CPU), a clean-wet matrix line for the well, where the clean-wet matrix line includes a number of normal compressional values, obtaining, using the CPU, the acoustic measurements from... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110132663 - Wellbore steering based on rock stress direction: A method of steering a drilling operation of a well using rock stress measurements. The method includes obtaining well data from at least one logging while drilling tool in the well, where the well data includes stress direction information, generating, using a central processing unit (CPU), a well trajectory using... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110132664 - Drill mast articulation assembly: A jib assembly for use with a drill rig includes a jib boom having a first end and a second end. The jib boom is to rotate about the first end and the second end is configured to be coupled to a mast assembly mount. The jib assembly also includes... Agent: Longyear Tm, Inc.
20110132665 - Electric horizontal directional drilling machine system: An electric horizontal directional drilling machine. An electric horizontal directional drilling machine is powered by an electric power assembly. The power assembly is made up of a fuel cell and inverter, or multiple fuel cells with synchronized inverters. The electric motor operates hydraulic pumps or works independently to rotate, advance... Agent: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
20110132668 - Polycrystalline diamond cutting element structure: A cutting element may include a substrate having an interface surface; an ultrahard material layer disposed on the interface surface; and the interface surface comprising a plurality of surface features, wherein at least one of the plurality of surface features intersects a neighboring surface feature at a height that is... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20110132667 - Polycrystalline diamond structure: A PCD structure comprising a first region, in a state of residual compressive stress, and a second region in a state of residual tensile stress adjacent the first region; the first and second regions each formed of respective PCD grades and directly bonded to each other by intergrowth of diamond... Agent:
20110132666 - Polycrystalline tables having polycrystalline microstructures and cutting elements including polycrystalline tables: Cutting elements comprise a substrate and an unleached polycrystalline table attached on an end of the substrate. The polycrystalline table comprises a plurality of continuously inter-bonded grains of a superhard material and a quantity of catalyst material disposed in interstitial spaces between grains of the plurality of continuously inter-bonded grains... Agent: Element Six Limited06/02/2011 > 5 patent applications in 4 patent subcategories. invention type
20110127086 - Helical drilling apparatus, systems, and methods: A down-the-hole assembly includes a housing having a central axis and a mechanical gear box positioned within the housing. The mechanical gear box is coupled to the housing such that rotation of the housing at a first rotational rate provides a rotary input to the mechanical gear box. A rotary... Agent: Longyear Tm, Inc.
20110127085 - Modular connector and method: A modular tool for use in subterranean formations includes a first module, a second module and one or more connectors for connecting the first and second modules. In particular, the first module includes a first collar that at least partially defines an exterior of the tool and that includes a... Agent:
20110127087 - Pdc drill bit with flute design for better bit cleaning: A drill bit is disclosed, comprising: a drill bit head having a cutting face with one or more fixed cutting elements; a flow passage extending from the center towards the gage of the bit which has been designed to increase the velocity across the cutting elements.... Agent:
20110127088 - Polycrystalline ultra-hard compact constructions: Polycrystalline ultra-hard compact constructions comprise a polycrystalline ultra-hard compact having a polycrystalline ultra-hard body attached to a substrate. A support member is attached to the compact by a braze material. The support member can have a one-piece construction including one or more support sections. The support member has a first... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20110127089 - Enhanced cutter profile for fixed cutter drill bits: In one aspect, a cutting structure for a drill bit includes cutters arranged to form a cutter profile. Substantially all of the cutters in a shoulder section of the cutter profile are positioned at a profile angle of at most 65°. In another aspect, substantially all of the shoulder cutters... Agent:Previous industry: Electricity: conductors and insulators
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