Superabrasive cutting element with enhanced durability and increased wear life, and apparatus so equipped

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6000483
SERIAL NO

09005884

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A cutting element for use in drilling subterranean formations. The cutting element includes a superabrasive table between about 0.070 inch and 0.150 inch thickness, mounted to a supporting substrate. The superabrasive table includes a two-dimensional cutting face having a cutting edge along at least a portion of its periphery, and a rake land extending forwardly and inwardly from the cutting edge at an angle of between about 10.degree. and 80.degree. to the longitudinal axis of the cutting element for a width, measured along the surface of the rake land, of not less than about 0.050 inch. The interface between the superabrasive volume and the substrate, taken to the rear of the cutting edge, is located no less than about 0.015 inch to the rear of the cutting edge.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATEDHOUSTON, TX4530

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jensen, Kenneth M Orem, UT 34 2152
Jurewicz, Stephen R South Jordan, UT 19 1076
Tibbitts, Gordon A Salt Lake City, UT 74 4350

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* 4381825 Drill bit nozzle 18 1981
* 4396077 Drill bit with carbide coated cutting face 121 1981
* 4442909 Drill bit 23 1981
* 4494618 Drill bit with self cleaning nozzle 29 1982
* 4724913 Drill bit and improved cutting element 24 1983
* 4499795 Method of drill bit manufacture 194 1983
RE32036 Drill bit 50 1984
* 4632196 Drill bit with shrouded cutter 9 1984
* 4705123 Cutting element for a rotary drill bit and method for making same 19 1986
* 4861350 Tool component 164 1988
* 5054246 Abrasive compacts 72 1989
* 5161627 Attack tool insert with polycrystalline diamond layer 23 1991
* 5370717 Tool insert 39 1993
* 5472376 Tool component 45 1993
 
Diamant Boart Stratabit S.A. (1)
* 5264283 Diamond tools for rock drilling, metal cutting and wear part applications 108 1991
 
SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC. (7)
* 4604106 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact 366 1985
* 4729440 Transistion layer polycrystalline diamond bearing 136 1986
* 4858707 Convex shaped diamond cutting elements 81 1988
* 5045092 Diamond-containing cemented metal carbide 29 1989
* 5103922 Fishtail expendable diamond drag bit 27 1990
* 5332051 Optimized PDC cutting shape 111 1993
* 5379853 Diamond drag bit cutting elements 129 1993
 
REEDHYCALOG UK LIMITED (2)
* 5135061 Cutting elements for rotary drill bits 262 1990
* 5605199 Elements faced with super hard material 57 1995
 
SANDVIK AB (2)
* 4764434 Diamond tools for rock drilling and machining 91 1987
* 5154245 Diamond rock tools for percussive and rotary crushing rock drilling 281 1990
 
Unicorn Industries PLC (1)
* 4511006 Drill bit and method of use thereof 67 1983
 
REED TOOL COMPANY LIMITED (1)
* 4987800 Cutter elements for rotary drill bits 45 1989
 
DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC. (6)
* 4690691 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 59 1986
* 4797138 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 32 1987
* 4871377 Composite abrasive compact having high thermal stability and transverse rupture strength 168 1988
* 5011515 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact with improved impact resistance 201 1989
* 5662720 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact 73 1996
* 5743346 Abrasive cutting element and drill bit 47 1996
 
HUGHES TOOL COMPANY (3)
* 5119714 Rotary rock bit with improved diamond filled compacts 51 1991
* 5159857 Fixed cutter bit with improved diamond filled compacts 35 1991
* 5173090 Rock bit compact and method of manufacture 17 1991
 
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (4)
* 4499958 Drag blade bit with diamond cutting elements 107 1983
* 4592433 Cutting blank with diamond strips in grooves 108 1984
* 4784023 Cutting element having composite formed of cemented carbide substrate and diamond layer and method of making same 195 1985
* 5120327 Cutting composite formed of cemented carbide substrate and diamond layer 266 1991
 
VERVE, L.L.C. (1)
* 5443565 Drill bit with forward sweep cutting elements 74 1994
 
RODLAND, ARILD (1)
* 5016718 Combination drill bit 182 1990
 
CCORE TECHNOLOGY AND LICENSING, LTD., A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF TX (1)
* 5199512 Method of an apparatus for jet cutting 43 1990
 
CCORE TECHNOLOGY & LICENSING LIMITED (1)
* 5291957 Method and apparatus for jet cutting 42 1993
 
DENNIS TOOL COMPANY (2)
* 5379854 Cutting element for drill bits 113 1993
* 5499688 PDC insert featuring side spiral wear pads 70 1994
 
SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB (1)
* 5335738 Tools for percussive and rotary crushing rock drilling provided with a diamond layer 103 1991
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
* 4702649 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 38 1986
* 4714385 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 34 1986
 
HUGHES CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (3)
* 5287936 Rolling cone bit with shear cutting gage 73 1992
* 5248006 Rotary rock bit with improved diamond-filled compacts 59 1992
* 5273125 Fixed cutter bit with improved diamond filled compacts 37 1992
 
DRESSER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 4545441 Drill bits with polycrystalline diamond cutting elements mounted on serrated supports pressed in drill head 80 1984
 
EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (3)
* 4498549 Cutting member for rotary drill bit 38 1982
* 4869330 Apparatus for establishing hydraulic flow regime in drill bits 39 1988
* 5028177 Multi-component cutting element using triangular, rectangular and higher order polyhedral-shaped polycrystalline diamond disks 75 1989
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (3)
* 4607711 Rotary drill bit with cutting elements having a thin abrasive front layer 23 1985
* 4792001 Rotary drill bit 81 1987
* 4926950 Method for monitoring the wear of a rotary type drill bit 42 1988
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (18)
* 4976324 Drill bit having diamond film cutting surface 125 1989
* 5027912 Drill bit having improved cutter configuration 128 1990
* 5238074 Mosaic diamond drag bit cutter having a nonuniform wear pattern 142 1992
* 5314033 Drill bit having combined positive and negative or neutral rake cutters 77 1992
* 5279375 Multidirectional drill bit cutter 64 1992
* 5437343 Diamond cutters having modified cutting edge geometry and drill bit mounting arrangement therefor 87 1992
* 5316095 Drill bit cutting element with cooling channels 33 1992
* 5337844 Drill bit having diamond film cutting elements 100 1992
* 5351772 Polycrystalline diamond cutting element 170 1993
* 5460233 Diamond cutting structure for drilling hard subterranean formations 181 1993
* 5447208 Superhard cutting element having reduced surface roughness and method of modifying 193 1993
* 5435403 Cutting elements with enhanced stiffness and arrangements thereof on earth boring drill bits 128 1993
* 5346026 Rolling cone bit with shear cutting gage 69 1993
* 5433280 Fabrication method for rotary bits and bit components and bits and components produced thereby 143 1994
* 5492188 Stress-reduced superhard cutting element 61 1994
* 5467836 Fixed cutter bit with shear cutting gage 87 1994
* 5590729 Superhard cutting structures for earth boring with enhanced stiffness and heat transfer capabilities 104 1994
* 5752573 Earth-boring bit having shear-cutting elements 29 1996
 
CAMCO INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
* 4593777 Drag bit and cutters 80 1984
* 4606418 Cutting means for drag drill bits 39 1985
 
COFFMAN, THOMAS, D. (1)
* 4478298 Drill bit stud and method of manufacture 45 1982
 
Maurer Engineering, Inc. (1)
* 4410054 Well drilling tool with diamond radial/thrust bearings 207 1981
 
US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION (2)
* 5127923 Composite abrasive compact having high thermal stability 254 1990
* 5355969 Composite polycrystalline cutting element with improved fracture and delamination resistance 151 1993
 
NELSON, JACK RICHARD (1)
* 4872520 Flat bottom drilling bit with polycrystalline cutters 98 1988
 
TOTAL FRANCE (1)
* 5301762 Drilling tool fitted with self-sharpening cutting edges 17 1993
 
Societe Industrielle de Combustible Nucleaire (1)
* 4984642 Composite tool comprising a polycrystalline diamond active part 95 1989
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2006/0016,626 Superabrasive cutting elements enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 1 2005
 
NOVATEK, INC. (3)
8449040 Shank for an attack tool 0 2007
8201892 Holder assembly 1 2007
8292372 Retention for holder shank 2 2007
 
REEDHYCALOG UK LIMITED (1)
* 6131678 Preform elements and mountings therefor 22 1998
 
SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC. (21)
* 6202772 Cutting element with canted design for improved braze contact area 6 1998
6405814 Cutting element with canted design for improved braze contact area 9 2000
6484826 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 53 2000
6460637 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 51 2000
6419034 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 9 2000
6550556 Ultra hard material cutter with shaped cutting surface 52 2000
6513608 Cutting elements with interface having multiple abutting depressions 13 2001
6510910 Unplanar non-axisymmetric inserts 31 2001
6604588 Gage trimmers and bit incorporating the same 20 2001
6991049 Cutting element 23 2002
7287610 Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same 4 2004
* 2006/0065,447 Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same 0 2004
7726420 Cutter having shaped working surface with varying edge chamfer 13 2005
* 2005/0247,492 Cutter having shaped working surface with varying edge chamber 43 2005
7165636 Cutting element with canted interface surface and bit body incorporating the same 4 2005
7395885 Cutting element with canted interface surface and bit body incorporating the same 1 2007
7717199 Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same 1 2007
* 2008/0019,786 Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same 0 2007
* 7703560 Cutting element with canted interface surface and bit body incorporating the same 0 2008
8037951 Cutter having shaped working surface with varying edge chamfer 1 2010
* 2011/0031,030 CUTTER HAVING SHAPED WORKING SURFACE WITH VARYING EDGE CHAMFER 9 2010
 
ELEMENT SIX LIMITED (1)
8757299 Cutting element and method of forming thereof 4 2010
 
VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.P. (2)
* 6904983 Low-contact area cutting element 24 2003
* 2004/0149,495 Low-contact area cutting element 6 2003
 
DIMICRON, INC. (13)
7077867 Prosthetic knee joint having at least one diamond articulation surface 81 2000
6800095 Diamond-surfaced femoral head for use in a prosthetic joint 44 2000
6793681 Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond articulation surface and a plurality of substrate layers 158 2000
6709463 Prosthetic joint component having at least one solid polycrystalline diamond component 26 2000
6676704 Prosthetic joint component having at least one sintered polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and substrate surface topographical features in said polycrystalline diamond compact 35 2000
6517583 Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and a counter bearing surface 114 2000
6514289 Diamond articulation surface for use in a prosthetic joint 46 2000
6494918 Component for a prosthetic joint having a diamond load bearing and articulation surface 22 2000
6402787 Prosthetic hip joint having at least one sintered polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and substrate surface topographical features in said polycrystalline diamond compact 31 2000
6596225 Methods for manufacturing a diamond prosthetic joint component 53 2000
7494507 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 69 2002
7396501 Use of gradient layers and stress modifiers to fabricate composite constructs 13 2004
7396505 Use of CoCrMo to augment biocompatibility in polycrystalline diamond compacts 10 2004
 
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (34)
8109349 Thick pointed superhard material 6 2007
8622155 Pointed diamond working ends on a shear bit 3 2007
8590644 Downhole drill bit 2 2007
8007051 Shank assembly 2 2007
8414085 Shank assembly with a tensioned element 0 2008
* 2008/0115,978 Shank Assembly with a Tensioned Element 4 2008
* 7669674 Degradation assembly 7 2008
* 2008/0164,073 Degradation Assembly 0 2008
8540037 Layered polycrystalline diamond 1 2008
8029068 Locking fixture for a degradation assembly 0 2008
8061784 Retention system 2 2008
8033615 Retention system 2 2008
7946656 Retention system 2 2008
* 2008/0246,329 Retention System 1 2008
8454096 High-impact resistant tool 0 2008
7946657 Retention for an insert 2 2008
* 2008/0264,697 Retention for an Insert 1 2008
8215420 Thermally stable pointed diamond with increased impact resistance 4 2009
8061457 Chamfered pointed enhanced diamond insert 5 2009
8322796 Seal with contact element for pick shield 1 2009
8701799 Drill bit cutter pocket restitution 0 2009
9068410 Dense diamond body 0 2009
8434573 Degradation assembly 0 2009
8714285 Method for drilling with a fixed bladed bit 6 2009
8567532 Cutting element attached to downhole fixed bladed bit at a positive rake angle 6 2009
8028774 Thick pointed superhard material 9 2009
* 2010/0065,338 Thick Pointed Superhard Material 15 2009
8960337 High impact resistant tool with an apex width between a first and second transitions 3 2010
8342611 Spring loaded pick 0 2010
8365845 High impact resistant tool 2 2011
9540886 Thick pointed superhard material 0 2012
8931854 Layered polycrystalline diamond 0 2013
9366089 Cutting element attached to downhole fixed bladed bit at a positive rake angle 0 2013
9051795 Downhole drill bit 1 2013
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (38)
* 6321862 Rotary drill bits for directional drilling employing tandem gage pad arrangement with cutting elements and up-drill capability 52 1998
6173797 Rotary drill bits for directional drilling employing movable cutters and tandem gage pad arrangement with active cutting elements and having up-drill capability 75 1998
6397958 Reaming apparatus and method with ability to drill out cement and float equipment in casing 20 2000
6672406 Multi-aggressiveness cuttting face on PDC cutters and method of drilling subterranean formations 101 2000
6290007 Rotary drill bits for directional drilling employing tandem gage pad arrangement with cutting elements and up-drill capability 36 2001
6695080 Reaming apparatus and method with enhanced structural protection 31 2002
7000715 Rotary drill bits exhibiting cutting element placement for optimizing bit torque and cutter life 23 2002
* 6935444 Superabrasive cutting elements with cutting edge geometry having enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 41 2003
* 2004/0163,854 Superabrasive cutting elements with cutting edge geometry having enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 2 2003
7360608 Rotary drill bits including at least one substantially helically extending feature and methods of operation 19 2004
* 2006/0048,973 Rotary drill bits including at least one substantially helically extending feature, methods of operation and design thereof 3 2004
7188692 Superabrasive cutting elements having enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 10 2005
* 7673709 Earth-boring bit with shear cutting elements 0 2006
* 2006/0219,442 Earth-boring bit with shear cutting elements 4 2006
8011275 Methods of designing rotary drill bits including at least one substantially helically extending feature 0 2008
9259803 Methods and apparatuses for forming cutting elements having a chamfered edge for earth-boring tools 0 2008
* 2009/0114,628 METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FORMING CUTTING ELEMENTS HAVING A CHAMFERED EDGE FOR EARTH-BORING TOOLS 23 2008
* 2010/0288,564 CUTTING ELEMENT FOR USE IN A DRILL BIT FOR DRILLING SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS 8 2009
8087478 Cutting elements including cutting tables with shaped faces configured to provide continuous effective positive back rake angles, drill bits so equipped and methods of drilling 6 2009
* 2010/0307,829 CUTTING ELEMENTS INCLUDING CUTTING TABLES WITH SHAPED FACES CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE CONTINUOUS EFFECTIVE POSITIVE BACK RAKE ANGLES, DRILL BITS SO EQUIPPED AND METHODS OF DRILLING 14 2009
8327955 Non-parallel face polycrystalline diamond cutter and drilling tools so equipped 6 2009
* 2010/0326,741 NON-PARALLEL FACE POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND CUTTER AND DRILLING TOOLS SO EQUIPPED 15 2009
8739904 Superabrasive cutters with grooves on the cutting face, and drill bits and drilling tools so equipped 5 2009
* 2011/0031,036 SUPERABRASIVE CUTTERS WITH GROOVES ON THE CUTTING FACE, AND DRILL BITS AND DRILLING TOOLS SO EQUIPPED 16 2009
8887839 Drill bit for use in drilling subterranean formations 1 2010
8978788 Cutting element for a drill bit used in drilling subterranean formations 2 2010
* 2011/0031,031 CUTTING ELEMENT FOR A DRILL BIT USED IN DRILLING SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS 31 2010
8500833 Abrasive article and method of forming 0 2010
8807247 Cutting elements for earth-boring tools, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and methods of forming such cutting elements for earth-boring tools 3 2011
9022149 Shaped cutting elements for earth-boring tools, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and related methods 0 2011
8936659 Methods of forming diamond particles having organic compounds attached thereto and compositions thereof 0 2011
8851206 Oblique face polycrystalline diamond cutter and drilling tools so equipped 0 2012
9316058 Drill bits and earth-boring tools including shaped cutting elements 2 2013
9140072 Cutting elements including non-planar interfaces, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and methods of forming cutting elements 0 2013
9174325 Methods of forming abrasive articles 0 2013
9598909 Superabrasive cutters with grooves on the cutting face and drill bits and drilling tools so equipped 0 2014
9200483 Earth-boring tools and methods of forming such earth-boring tools 0 2014
9458674 Earth-boring tools including shaped cutting elements, and related methods 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner