US Patent No: 6,000,483

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

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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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATEDHOUSTON, TX3838

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jensen, Kenneth M Springville, UT 37 1664
Jurewicz, Stephen R South Jordan, UT 19 888
Tibbitts, Gordon A Murray, UT 78 3752

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Diamant Boart Stratabit S.A. (1)
* 5,264,283 Diamond tools for rock drilling, metal cutting and wear part applications 98 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 4,861,350 Tool component 149 1988
* 5,054,246 Abrasive compacts 58 1989
* 5,161,627 Attack tool insert with polycrystalline diamond layer 18 1991
* 5,370,717 Tool insert 37 1993
* 5,472,376 Tool component 42 1993
 
SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC. (7)
* 4,604,106 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact 324 1985
* 4,729,440 Transistion layer polycrystalline diamond bearing 118 1986
* 4,858,707 Convex shaped diamond cutting elements 70 1988
* 5,045,092 Diamond-containing cemented metal carbide 28 1989
* 5,103,922 Fishtail expendable diamond drag bit 24 1990
* 5,332,051 Optimized PDC cutting shape 100 1993
* 5,379,853 Diamond drag bit cutting elements 105 1993
 
REEDHYCALOG UK LTD. (2)
* 5,135,061 Cutting elements for rotary drill bits 214 1990
* 5,605,199 Elements faced with super hard material 54 1995
 
SANDVIK AB (2)
* 4,764,434 Diamond tools for rock drilling and machining 86 1987
* 5,154,245 Diamond rock tools for percussive and rotary crushing rock drilling 241 1990
 
Unicorn Industries Public Limited Company (1)
* 4,511,006 Drill bit and method of use thereof 58 1983
 
DIAMANT BOART-STRATABIT (USA) INC., A CORP. OF DE. (10)
* 4,323,130 Drill bit 28 1980
* 4,381,825 Drill bit nozzle 16 1981
* 4,396,077 Drill bit with carbide coated cutting face 115 1981
* 4,442,909 Drill bit 21 1981
* 4,494,618 Drill bit with self cleaning nozzle 25 1982
* 4,724,913 Drill bit and improved cutting element 21 1983
* 4,499,795 Method of drill bit manufacture 181 1983
RE32036 Drill bit 48 1984
* 4,632,196 Drill bit with shrouded cutter 8 1984
* 4,705,123 Cutting element for a rotary drill bit and method for making same 17 1986
 
REED TOOL COMPANY LIMITED (1)
* 4,987,800 Cutter elements for rotary drill bits 38 1989
 
DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC. (6)
* 4,690,691 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 48 1986
* 4,797,138 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 29 1987
* 4,871,377 Composite abrasive compact having high thermal stability and transverse rupture strength 143 1988
* 5,011,515 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact with improved impact resistance 188 1989
* 5,662,720 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact 64 1996
* 5,743,346 Abrasive cutting element and drill bit 45 1996
 
HUGHES TOOL COMPANY (3)
* 5,119,714 Rotary rock bit with improved diamond filled compacts 46 1991
* 5,159,857 Fixed cutter bit with improved diamond filled compacts 33 1991
* 5,173,090 Rock bit compact and method of manufacture 16 1991
 
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (4)
* 4,499,958 Drag blade bit with diamond cutting elements 98 1983
* 4,592,433 Cutting blank with diamond strips in grooves 101 1984
* 4,784,023 Cutting element having composite formed of cemented carbide substrate and diamond layer and method of making same 182 1985
* 5,120,327 Cutting composite formed of cemented carbide substrate and diamond layer 214 1991
 
VERVE, L.L.C. (1)
* 5,443,565 Drill bit with forward sweep cutting elements 69 1994
 
CCORE TECHNOLOGY AND LICENSING, LTD., A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF TX (1)
* 5,199,512 Method of an apparatus for jet cutting 40 1990
 
CCore Technology and Licensing, Ltd. (1)
* 5,291,957 Method and apparatus for jet cutting 40 1993
 
DENNIS TOOL COMPANY (2)
* 5,379,854 Cutting element for drill bits 106 1993
* 5,499,688 PDC insert featuring side spiral wear pads 66 1994
 
SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB (1)
* 5,335,738 Tools for percussive and rotary crushing rock drilling provided with a diamond layer 99 1991
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
* 4,702,649 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 37 1986
* 4,714,385 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 33 1986
 
HUGHES CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (3)
* 5,287,936 Rolling cone bit with shear cutting gage 66 1992
* 5,248,006 Rotary rock bit with improved diamond-filled compacts 51 1992
* 5,273,125 Fixed cutter bit with improved diamond filled compacts 34 1992
 
DRESSER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 4,545,441 Drill bits with polycrystalline diamond cutting elements mounted on serrated supports pressed in drill head 61 1984
 
EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (2)
* 4,498,549 Cutting member for rotary drill bit 37 1982
* 5,028,177 Multi-component cutting element using triangular, rectangular and higher order polyhedral-shaped polycrystalline diamond disks 66 1989
 
TANDBERG, GEIR (1)
* 5,016,718 Combination drill bit 143 1990
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (3)
* 4,607,711 Rotary drill bit with cutting elements having a thin abrasive front layer 23 1985
* 4,792,001 Rotary drill bit 72 1987
* 4,926,950 Method for monitoring the wear of a rotary type drill bit 40 1988
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (17)
* 5,027,912 Drill bit having improved cutter configuration 113 1990
* 5,238,074 Mosaic diamond drag bit cutter having a nonuniform wear pattern 116 1992
* 5,314,033 Drill bit having combined positive and negative or neutral rake cutters 70 1992
* 5,279,375 Multidirectional drill bit cutter 56 1992
* 5,437,343 Diamond cutters having modified cutting edge geometry and drill bit mounting arrangement therefor 71 1992
* 5,316,095 Drill bit cutting element with cooling channels 31 1992
* 5,337,844 Drill bit having diamond film cutting elements 89 1992
* 5,351,772 Polycrystalline diamond cutting element 149 1993
* 5,460,233 Diamond cutting structure for drilling hard subterranean formations 142 1993
* 5,447,208 Superhard cutting element having reduced surface roughness and method of modifying 166 1993
* 5,435,403 Cutting elements with enhanced stiffness and arrangements thereof on earth boring drill bits 122 1993
* 5,346,026 Rolling cone bit with shear cutting gage 62 1993
* 5,433,280 Fabrication method for rotary bits and bit components and bits and components produced thereby 131 1994
* 5,492,188 Stress-reduced superhard cutting element 54 1994
* 5,467,836 Fixed cutter bit with shear cutting gage 79 1994
* 5,590,729 Superhard cutting structures for earth boring with enhanced stiffness and heat transfer capabilities 92 1994
* 5,752,573 Earth-boring bit having shear-cutting elements 26 1996
 
EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN COMPANY, A JOINT VENTURE OF DE (1)
* 4,869,330 Apparatus for establishing hydraulic flow regime in drill bits 33 1988
 
CAMCO INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
* 4,593,777 Drag bit and cutters 68 1984
* 4,606,418 Cutting means for drag drill bits 37 1985
 
COFFMAN, THOMAS, D. (1)
* 4,478,298 Drill bit stud and method of manufacture 43 1982
 
EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN COMPANY, 1937 SOUTH 300 WEST, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84115 A JOINT VENTURE (1)
* 4,976,324 Drill bit having diamond film cutting surface 111 1989
 
Maurer Engineering Inc. (1)
* 4,410,054 Well drilling tool with diamond radial/thrust bearings 159 1981
 
US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION (2)
* 5,127,923 Composite abrasive compact having high thermal stability 183 1990
* 5,355,969 Composite polycrystalline cutting element with improved fracture and delamination resistance 125 1993
 
NELSON, JACK RICHARD (1)
* 4,872,520 Flat bottom drilling bit with polycrystalline cutters 71 1988
 
TOTAL FRANCE (1)
* 5,301,762 Drilling tool fitted with self-sharpening cutting edges 17 1993
 
SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE COMBUSTIBLE NUCLEAIRE (1)
* 4,984,642 Composite tool comprising a polycrystalline diamond active part 78 1989
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NOVATEK, INC. (3)
8,449,040 Shank for an attack tool 0 2007
8,201,892 Holder assembly 0 2007
8,292,372 Retention for holder shank 0 2007
 
REEDHYCALOG UK LTD. (1)
* 6,131,678 Preform elements and mountings therefor 15 1998
 
SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC. (17)
* 6,202,772 Cutting element with canted design for improved braze contact area 3 1998
6,405,814 Cutting element with canted design for improved braze contact area 7 2000
6,484,826 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 44 2000
6,460,637 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 41 2000
6,419,034 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 6 2000
6,550,556 Ultra hard material cutter with shaped cutting surface 36 2000
6,513,608 Cutting elements with interface having multiple abutting depressions 11 2001
6,510,910 Unplanar non-axisymmetric inserts 26 2001
6,604,588 Gage trimmers and bit incorporating the same 17 2001
6,991,049 Cutting element 13 2002
7,287,610 Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same 4 2004
7,726,420 Cutter having shaped working surface with varying edge chamfer 10 2005
7,165,636 Cutting element with canted interface surface and bit body incorporating the same 2 2005
7,395,885 Cutting element with canted interface surface and bit body incorporating the same 1 2007
7,717,199 Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same 1 2007
* 7,703,560 Cutting element with canted interface surface and bit body incorporating the same 0 2008
8,037,951 Cutter having shaped working surface with varying edge chamfer 0 2010
 
ELEMENT SIX LIMITED (1)
8,757,299 Cutting element and method of forming thereof 0 2010
 
VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.P. (1)
* 6,904,983 Low-contact area cutting element 18 2003
 
DIMICRON, INC. (13)
7,077,867 Prosthetic knee joint having at least one diamond articulation surface 60 2000
6,800,095 Diamond-surfaced femoral head for use in a prosthetic joint 35 2000
6,793,681 Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond articulation surface and a plurality of substrate layers 120 2000
6,709,463 Prosthetic joint component having at least one solid polycrystalline diamond component 15 2000
6,676,704 Prosthetic joint component having at least one sintered polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and substrate surface topographical features in said polycrystalline diamond compact 27 2000
6,517,583 Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and a counter bearing surface 68 2000
6,514,289 Diamond articulation surface for use in a prosthetic joint 42 2000
6,494,918 Component for a prosthetic joint having a diamond load bearing and articulation surface 17 2000
6,402,787 Prosthetic hip joint having at least one sintered polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and substrate surface topographical features in said polycrystalline diamond compact 26 2000
6,596,225 Methods for manufacturing a diamond prosthetic joint component 40 2000
7,494,507 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 50 2002
7,396,501 Use of gradient layers and stress modifiers to fabricate composite constructs 8 2004
7,396,505 Use of CoCrMo to augment biocompatibility in polycrystalline diamond compacts 5 2004
 
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (25)
8,109,349 Thick pointed superhard material 1 2007
8,622,155 Pointed diamond working ends on a shear bit 0 2007
8,590,644 Downhole drill bit 0 2007
8,007,051 Shank assembly 0 2007
8,414,085 Shank assembly with a tensioned element 0 2008
* 7,669,674 Degradation assembly 2 2008
8,540,037 Layered polycrystalline diamond 1 2008
8,029,068 Locking fixture for a degradation assembly 0 2008
8,061,784 Retention system 0 2008
8,033,615 Retention system 0 2008
7,946,656 Retention system 0 2008
8,454,096 High-impact resistant tool 2008
7,946,657 Retention for an insert 1 2008
8,215,420 Thermally stable pointed diamond with increased impact resistance 1 2009
8,061,457 Chamfered pointed enhanced diamond insert 0 2009
8,322,796 Seal with contact element for pick shield 1 2009
8,701,799 Drill bit cutter pocket restitution 0 2009
8,434,573 Degradation assembly 0 2009
8,714,285 Method for drilling with a fixed bladed bit 1 2009
8,567,532 Cutting element attached to downhole fixed bladed bit at a positive rake angle 0 2009
8,028,774 Thick pointed superhard material 1 2009
8,960,337 High impact resistant tool with an apex width between a first and second transitions 0 2010
8,342,611 Spring loaded pick 0 2010
8,365,845 High impact resistant tool 0 2011
8,931,854 Layered polycrystalline diamond 0 2013
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (21)
* 6,321,862 Rotary drill bits for directional drilling employing tandem gage pad arrangement with cutting elements and up-drill capability 44 1998
6,173,797 Rotary drill bits for directional drilling employing movable cutters and tandem gage pad arrangement with active cutting elements and having up-drill capability 62 1998
6,397,958 Reaming apparatus and method with ability to drill out cement and float equipment in casing 18 2000
6,672,406 Multi-aggressiveness cuttting face on PDC cutters and method of drilling subterranean formations 86 2000
6,290,007 Rotary drill bits for directional drilling employing tandem gage pad arrangement with cutting elements and up-drill capability 34 2001
6,695,080 Reaming apparatus and method with enhanced structural protection 25 2002
7,000,715 Rotary drill bits exhibiting cutting element placement for optimizing bit torque and cutter life 14 2002
* 6,935,444 Superabrasive cutting elements with cutting edge geometry having enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 23 2003
7,360,608 Rotary drill bits including at least one substantially helically extending feature and methods of operation 16 2004
7,188,692 Superabrasive cutting elements having enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 7 2005
* 7,673,709 Earth-boring bit with shear cutting elements 0 2006
8,011,275 Methods of designing rotary drill bits including at least one substantially helically extending feature 0 2008
8,087,478 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 3 2009
8,327,955 Non-parallel face polycrystalline diamond cutter and drilling tools so equipped 3 2009
8,739,904 Superabrasive cutters with grooves on the cutting face, and drill bits and drilling tools so equipped 0 2009
8,887,839 Drill bit for use in drilling subterranean formations 0 2010
8,978,788 Cutting element for a drill bit used in drilling subterranean formations 0 2010
8,500,833 Abrasive article and method of forming 0 2010
8,807,247 Cutting elements for earth-boring tools, earth-boring tools including such cutting elements, and methods of forming such cutting elements for earth-boring tools 0 2011
8,936,659 Methods of forming diamond particles having organic compounds attached thereto and compositions thereof 0 2011
8,851,206 Oblique face polycrystalline diamond cutter and drilling tools so equipped 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner