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US Synthetic Corporation
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Orem, UT
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8561728 Cutting element apparatuses, drill bits including same, methods of cutting, and methods of rotat October 22, 2013
A subterranean drilling system may include a drill string and a rotary drill bit coupled to the drill string. The rotary drill bit may include a bit body and a cutting element coupled to the bit body, with the cutting element being structured to rotate in response to torque applied to th
8561727 Superabrasive cutting elements and systems and methods for manufacturing the same October 22, 2013
An exemplary cutting element for a rotary drill bit may have a forward end and a rearward end. The cutting element may include a substrate having a forward face, a rearward face, and at least one interface surface extending between the forward end and the rearward end. At least one o
8297382 Polycrystalline diamond compacts, method of fabricating same, and various applications October 30, 2012
Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding. In an embodiment, polycrystalline diamond compact ("PDC") includes a PCD table having a maximum thickness. At least a portion of the PCD table includes a plurality o
8286735 Drill bit having rotational cutting elements and method of drilling October 16, 2012
A rotary drill bit is disclosed. The rotary drill bit may include a bit body, a cutting pocket defined in the bit body, and a cutting element rotatably coupled to the bit body. The cutting element may be positioned at least partially within the cutting pocket. The rotary drill bit may
8277124 Bearing apparatuses, systems including same, and related methods October 2, 2012
In an embodiment, a bearing apparatus comprises a first bearing assembly including a plurality of circumferentially-spaced first bearing elements each of which includes a first bearing surface. The bearing apparatus further includes a second bearing assembly including a plurality of
8276691 Rotary drill bit including at least one superabrasive cutting element having a diamond-silicon c October 2, 2012
Embodiments relate to rotary drill bits that employ superabrasive cutting elements including a diamond-silicon carbide composite table. In an embodiment, a rotary drill bit includes a bit body configured to engage a subterranean formation. The bit body includes a plurality of blades. The
8272459 Superabrasive inserts including an arcuate peripheral surface September 25, 2012
Superabrasive inserts are disclosed. More particularly, a superabrasive insert may comprise a superabrasive layer bonded to a substrate at an interface. Further, the superabrasive layer may include a central substantially planar surface, a peripheral side surface, and an arcuate peri
8246701 Methods of fabricating polycrystalline diamond elements and compacts using SP2-carbon-containing August 21, 2012
Methods of fabricating polycrystalline diamond elements and compacts using sp.sup.2-carbon-containing particles are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of fabricating a polycrystalline diamond element includes mixing a plurality of sp.sup.2-carbon-containing particles and a plurali
8236074 Superabrasive elements, methods of manufacturing, and drill bits including same August 7, 2012
Methods of manufacturing a superabrasive element are disclosed. In one embodiment, a substrate and a preformed superabrasive volume may be at least partially surrounded by an enclosure and the enclosure may be sealed in an inert environment. Further, the enclosure may be exposed to a
8230953 Polycrystalline diamond compacts and drill bits using same July 31, 2012
Embodiments relate to PDCs, methods of fabricating PDCs, and applications for such PDCs. In an embodiment, a PDC includes a substrate and a pre-sintered PCD table including an interfacial surface that is bonded to the substrate. The pre-sintered PCD table may be substantially free of
8220999 Hydrodynamic bearing assemblies, and hydrodynamic bearing apparatuses and motor assemblies using July 17, 2012
Hydrodynamic bearing assemblies and apparatuses are disclosed. Such hydrodynamic bearing assemblies may be employed in bearing apparatuses for use in downhole motors of a subterranean drilling system or other mechanical systems. In one embodiment of the present invention, a hydrodyna
8216677 Polycrystalline diamond compacts, methods of making same, and applications therefor July 10, 2012
In an embodiment, a polycrystalline diamond compact ("PDC") comprises a cemented carbide substrate including a first cemented carbide portion exhibiting a first concentration of chromium carbide and a second cemented carbide portion bonded to the first cemented carbide portion and ex
8210747 Bearing elements July 3, 2012
Bearing apparatuses including contacting bearing surfaces comprising superhard materials are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to bearings including polycrystalline diamond inserts or compacts defining a plurality of surfaces that move relative to one anothe
8210285 Cutting element apparatuses, drill bits including same, methods of cutting, and methods of rotat July 3, 2012
A subterranean drilling system may include a drill string and a rotary drill bit coupled to the drill string. The rotary drill bit may include a bit body and a cutting element coupled to the bit body, with the cutting element being structured to rotate in response to torque applied to th
8202335 Superabrasive elements, methods of manufacturing, and drill bits including same June 19, 2012
Methods of manufacturing a superabrasive element and/or compact are disclosed. In one embodiment, a superabrasive volume including a tungsten carbide layer may be formed. Polycrystalline diamond elements and/or compacts are disclosed. Rotary drill bits for drilling a subterranean for
8168115 Methods of fabricating a superabrasive compact including a diamond-silicon carbide composite tab May 1, 2012
Embodiments relate to superabrasive compacts including a diamond-silicon carbide composite table, and methods of fabricating such superabrasive compacts. In an embodiment, a method of fabricating a superabrasive compact is disclosed. An assembly comprising a mixture including diamond
8162082 Superabrasive compact including multiple superabrasive cutting portions, methods of making same, April 24, 2012
Embodiments of the invention relate to superabrasive compacts including multiple superabrasive cutting portions and methods of fabricating such superabrasive compacts. In an embodiment, a superabrasive compact comprises a cemented carbide substrate including a first interfacial surfa
8158258 Polycrystalline diamond April 17, 2012
Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding. In an embodiment, PCD includes a plurality of diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions. A metal-solvent catalyst occupies at least a portion of th
8151911 Polycrystalline diamond compact, methods of fabricating same, and rotary drill bit using same April 10, 2012
Embodiments of the present invention relate to superabrasive materials, superabrasive compacts employing such superabrasive materials, and methods of fabricating such superabrasive materials and compacts. In one embodiment, a superabrasive material includes a matrix comprising a plur
8147790 Methods of fabricating polycrystalline diamond by carbon pumping and polycrystalline diamond pro April 3, 2012
Embodiments of the invention relate to methods of fabricating polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding by carbon pumping, and PCD and polycrystalline diamond compacts formed by such methods. In an embodiment of a method of fabricating PCD, a plur
8147142 Bearing assembly, and bearing apparatus and motor assembly using same April 3, 2012
Embodiments of present invention relate to a bearing assembly, and a bearing apparatus and motor assembly that employs such a bearing assembly. In one embodiment of the present invention, a bearing assembly comprises a support ring including a plurality of recesses and at least one o
8146687 Polycrystalline diamond compact including at least one thermally-stable polycrystalline diamond April 3, 2012
Embodiments of the invention relate to PDCs including at least one thermally-stable PCD body disposed at least partially within a substrate, and methods of fabricating such PDCs. In an embodiment, a PDC comprises a substrate including a at least one substrate recess formed therein, and
8141656 Apparatuses and methods relating to cooling a subterranean drill bit and/or at least one cutting March 27, 2012
One aspect of the instant disclosure relates to a subterranean drilling assembly comprising a subterranean drill bit and a sub apparatus coupled to the drill bit. Further, the sub apparatus may include at least one cooling system configured to cool at least a portion of the drill bit.
8080074 Polycrystalline diamond compacts, and related methods and applications December 20, 2011
Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts ("PDCs") and methods of fabricating such PDCs. In an embodiment of a "two-step" manufactured PDC, a PDC includes a substrate and a pre-sintered polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") table bonded to the substrate. The p
8080071 Polycrystalline diamond compact, methods of fabricating same, and applications therefor December 20, 2011
Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts ("PDCs") comprising a polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") table including a catalyst material therein that has been implanted with ions (e.g., carbon ions) and/or infiltrated from a host material implanted with carbon io
8079431 Drill bit having rotational cutting elements and method of drilling December 20, 2011
A rotary drill bit is disclosed. The rotary drill bit may include a bit body, a cutting pocket defined in the bit body, and a cutting element rotatably coupled to the bit body. The cutting element may be positioned at least partially within the cutting pocket. The rotary drill bit may
8074748 Thermally-stable polycrystalline diamond element and compact, and applications therefor such as December 13, 2011
Embodiments of the invention relate to thermally-stable polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") elements, polycrystalline diamond compacts ("PDCs"), and methods of fabricating such PCD elements and PDCs. In an embodiment, a PCD element includes a PCD body comprising bonded diamond grains definin
8074566 Cell assembly for use in a high-pressure cubic press December 13, 2011
In an embodiment, a cell assembly for use in a high-pressure cubic press comprises a substantially tubular heating element including a proximal end region having a proximal mouth, a distal end region having a distal mouth spaced from the proximal mouth, and a passageway extending between
8071173 Methods of fabricating a polycrystalline diamond compact including a pre-sintered polycrystallin December 6, 2011
In an embodiment, a method of fabricating a polycrystalline diamond compact includes forming an assembly including an at least partially leached polycrystalline diamond table that includes a plurality of interstitial regions therein and a surface; at least one silicon-containing laye
8069937 Polycrystalline diamond compact including a cemented tungsten carbide substrate that is substant December 6, 2011
Embodiments relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts ("PDCs") including a polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") table that is substantially free of defects formed due to abnormal grain growth of tungsten carbide grains, and methods of fabricating such PDCs. In an embodiment, a PDC comprises
8069935 Superabrasive element, and superabrasive compact and drill bit including same December 6, 2011
According to various aspects of the present invention, a superabrasive element includes a plurality of superabrasive grains (e.g., as diamond grains and/or cubic boron nitride grains). The superabrasive element further includes a binder constituent that bonds at least a portion of th
8069933 Bearing assemblies, and bearing apparatuses and motor assemblies using same December 6, 2011
Various embodiments of the present invention relate to bearing assemblies configured to accommodate non-uniform loading and misalignment with an adjacent bearing assembly. In one embodiment of the present invention, a bearing assembly for use in a subterranean drilling system is disclose
8061458 Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutting element having multiple catalytic elements November 22, 2011
A polycrystalline diamond compact useful for wear, cutting, drilling, drawing and like applications is provided with a first diamond region remote from the working surface which has a metallic catalyzing material and a second diamond region adjacent to or including the working surface
8061452 Cutting element apparatuses, drill bits including same, methods of cutting, and methods of rotat November 22, 2011
A subterranean drilling system may include a drill string and a rotary drill bit coupled to the drill string. The rotary drill bit may include a bit body and a cutting element coupled to the bit body, with the cutting element being structured to rotate in response to torque applied to th
8057775 Polycrystalline diamond materials, methods of fabricating same, and applications using same November 15, 2011
Embodiments relate to methods of fabricating PCD materials by subjecting a mixture that exhibits a broad diamond particle size distribution to a HPHT process, PCD materials so-formed, and PDCs including a polycrystalline diamond table comprising such PCD materials. In an embodiment,
8034136 Methods of fabricating superabrasive articles October 11, 2011
In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of fabricating a superabrasive article is disclosed. A mass of unsintered diamond particles may be infiltrated with metal-solvent catalyst from a metal-solvent-catalyst-containing material to promote formation of a sintered body of
8020645 Method of fabricating polycrystalline diamond and a polycrystalline diamond compact September 20, 2011
Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond ("PCD") exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding. In an embodiment, PCD includes a plurality of diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions. A metal-solvent catalyst occupies at least a portion of th
7998573 Superabrasive compact including diamond-silicon carbide composite, methods of fabrication thereo August 16, 2011
Embodiments of the present invention relate to diamond-silicon carbide composites, superabrasive compacts including such diamond-silicon carbide composites, and methods of fabricating such diamond-silicon carbide composites and superabrasive compacts. In one embodiment, a superabrasive
7987931 Cutting element apparatuses, drill bits including same, methods of cutting, and methods of rotat August 2, 2011
A rotary drill bit for drilling a subterranean formation may comprise a bit body, a cutting element coupled to the bit body, and a torque-generating assembly configured to apply torque, either continuously or periodically, to the cutting element. The torque-generating assembly may be
7972397 Methods of manufacturing a polycrystalline diamond element using SP2-carbon-containing particles July 5, 2011
Superabrasive elements, methods of fabricating such elements, and applications utilizing such elements. In one embodiment, a superabrasive element includes a mass of polycrystalline diamond including ultra-dispersed diamond grain structures present in an amount greater than zero weig
7972395 Superabrasive articles and methods for removing interstitial materials from superabrasive materi July 5, 2011
A method of processing a polycrystalline diamond material is disclosed. According to the method, a metal-solvent catalyst is leached from a polycrystalline diamond material by exposing at least a portion of the polycrystalline diamond material to a leaching solution. The leaching sol
7971663 Polycrystalline diamond compact including thermally-stable polycrystalline diamond body held in July 5, 2011
PDCs including a barrier receptacle that holds a thermally-stable PCD body at least partially within a substrate, and methods of fabricating such PDCs are disclosed. A PDC comprises a substrate including a substrate recess formed therein, a barrier receptacle defining a receptacle re
7951213 Superabrasive compact, drill bit using same, and methods of fabricating same May 31, 2011
Superabrasive compacts, methods of fabricating such compacts, and drilling tools that may utilize such compacts are disclosed. In one aspect of the present invention, a superabrasive compact includes a substrate and a superabrasive table attached to the substrate. At least one consti
7950477 Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutting element having multiple catalytic elements May 31, 2011
A polycrystalline diamond compact useful for wear, cutting, drilling, drawing and like applications is provided with a first diamond region remote from the working surface which has a metallic catalyzing material and a second diamond region adjacent to or including the working surface
7946768 Bearing apparatuses, systems including same, and related methods May 24, 2011
A bearing apparatus is disclosed. Such a bearing apparatus may comprise a rotor including at least one bearing element mounted to the rotor and a stator including at least one bearing element mounted to the stator. At least one compliant member may be positioned between at least one
7942218 Cutting element apparatuses and drill bits so equipped May 17, 2011
A cutting element assembly for use on a rotary drill bit for forming a borehole in a subterranean formation. A cutting element assembly includes a cutting element having a substrate. The cutting element assembly additionally includes a superabrasive material bonded to the substrate.
7918293 Method and system for perceiving a boundary between a first region and a second region of a supe April 5, 2011
Methods of evaluating a superabrasive volume or a superabrasive compact are disclosed. One method may comprise exposing a superabrasive volume to beta particles and detecting a quantity of scattered beta particles. Further, a boundary may be perceived between a first region and a second
7901137 Bearing assembly, and bearing apparatus and motor assembly using same March 8, 2011
Embodiments of present invention relate to a bearing assembly, and a bearing apparatus and motor assembly that employs such a bearing assembly. In one embodiment of the present invention, a bearing assembly comprises a support ring including a plurality of recesses and at least one o
7896551 Hydrodynamic bearing assemblies, and hydrodynamic bearing apparatuses and motor assemblies using March 1, 2011
Hydrodynamic bearing assemblies and apparatuses are disclosed. Such hydrodynamic bearing assemblies may be employed in bearing apparatuses for use in downhole motors of a subterranean drilling system or other mechanical systems. In one embodiment of the present invention, a hydrodyna
7874383 Polycrystalline diamond insert, drill bit including same, and method of operation January 25, 2011
Polycrystalline diamond inserts are disclosed. For example, a polycrystalline diamond insert may comprise a polycrystalline diamond layer affixed to a substrate at an interface. In addition the polycrystalline diamond layer may comprise: an arcuate exterior surface, a first region in
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