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, TX3706

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jensen, Kenneth M Springville, UT 37 1569
Jurewicz, Stephen R South Jordan, UT 19 836
Tibbitts, Gordon A Murray, UT 78 3606

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (18)
* 4,976,324 Drill bit having diamond film cutting surface 103 1989
* 5,027,912 Drill bit having improved cutter configuration 102 1990
* 5,238,074 Mosaic diamond drag bit cutter having a nonuniform wear pattern 106 1992
* 5,314,033 Drill bit having combined positive and negative or neutral rake cutters 68 1992
* 5,279,375 Multidirectional drill bit cutter 52 1992
* 5,437,343 Diamond cutters having modified cutting edge geometry and drill bit mounting arrangement therefor 68 1992
* 5,316,095 Drill bit cutting element with cooling channels 31 1992
* 5,337,844 Drill bit having diamond film cutting elements 85 1992
* 5,351,772 Polycrystalline diamond cutting element 143 1993
* 5,460,233 Diamond cutting structure for drilling hard subterranean formations 127 1993
* 5,447,208 Superhard cutting element having reduced surface roughness and method of modifying 161 1993
* 5,435,403 Cutting elements with enhanced stiffness and arrangements thereof on earth boring drill bits 120 1993
* 5,346,026 Rolling cone bit with shear cutting gage 57 1993
* 5,433,280 Fabrication method for rotary bits and bit components and bits and components produced thereby 126 1994
* 5,492,188 Stress-reduced superhard cutting element 52 1994
* 5,467,836 Fixed cutter bit with shear cutting gage 72 1994
* 5,590,729 Superhard cutting structures for earth boring with enhanced stiffness and heat transfer capabilities 91 1994
* 5,752,573 Earth-boring bit having shear-cutting elements 26 1996
 
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 110 1981
* 4,442,909 Drill bit 21 1981
* 4,494,618 Drill bit with self cleaning nozzle 24 1982
* 4,724,913 Drill bit and improved cutting element 21 1983
* 4,499,795 Method of drill bit manufacture 177 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
 
SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC. (7)
* 4,604,106 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact 315 1985
* 4,729,440 Transistion layer polycrystalline diamond bearing 112 1986
* 4,858,707 Convex shaped diamond cutting elements 68 1988
* 5,045,092 Diamond-containing cemented metal carbide 27 1989
* 5,103,922 Fishtail expendable diamond drag bit 24 1990
* 5,332,051 Optimized PDC cutting shape 96 1993
* 5,379,853 Diamond drag bit cutting elements 102 1993
 
DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC. (6)
* 4,690,691 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 46 1986
* 4,797,138 Polycrystalline diamond and CBN cutting tools 28 1987
* 4,871,377 Composite abrasive compact having high thermal stability and transverse rupture strength 139 1988
* 5,011,515 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact with improved impact resistance 186 1989
* 5,662,720 Composite polycrystalline diamond compact 59 1996
* 5,743,346 Abrasive cutting element and drill bit 45 1996
 
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (4)
* 4,499,958 Drag blade bit with diamond cutting elements 97 1983
* 4,592,433 Cutting blank with diamond strips in grooves 97 1984
* 4,784,023 Cutting element having composite formed of cemented carbide substrate and diamond layer and method of making same 177 1985
* 5,120,327 Cutting composite formed of cemented carbide substrate and diamond layer 200 1991
 
EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (3)
* 4,498,549 Cutting member for rotary drill bit 37 1982
* 4,869,330 Apparatus for establishing hydraulic flow regime in drill bits 33 1988
* 5,028,177 Multi-component cutting element using triangular, rectangular and higher order polyhedral-shaped polycrystalline diamond disks 60 1989
 
HUGHES CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (3)
* 5,287,936 Rolling cone bit with shear cutting gage 61 1992
* 5,248,006 Rotary rock bit with improved diamond-filled compacts 48 1992
* 5,273,125 Fixed cutter bit with improved diamond filled compacts 33 1992
 
HUGHES TOOL COMPANY (3)
* 5,119,714 Rotary rock bit with improved diamond filled compacts 44 1991
* 5,159,857 Fixed cutter bit with improved diamond filled compacts 32 1991
* 5,173,090 Rock bit compact and method of manufacture 15 1991
 
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 69 1987
* 4,926,950 Method for monitoring the wear of a rotary type drill bit 39 1988
 
CAMCO INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
* 4,593,777 Drag bit and cutters 64 1984
* 4,606,418 Cutting means for drag drill bits 37 1985
 
DENNIS TOOL COMPANY (2)
* 5,379,854 Cutting element for drill bits 104 1993
* 5,499,688 PDC insert featuring side spiral wear pads 64 1994
 
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
 
REEDHYCALOG UK LTD. (2)
* 5,135,061 Cutting elements for rotary drill bits 199 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 226 1990
 
US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION (2)
* 5,127,923 Composite abrasive compact having high thermal stability 168 1990
* 5,355,969 Composite polycrystalline cutting element with improved fracture and delamination resistance 119 1993
 
CCore Technology and Licensing, Ltd. (1)
* 5,291,957 Method and apparatus for jet cutting 39 1993
 
CCORE TECHNOLOGY AND LICENSING, LTD., A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF TX (1)
* 5,199,512 Method of an apparatus for jet cutting 40 1990
 
COFFMAN, THOMAS, D. (1)
* 4,478,298 Drill bit stud and method of manufacture 42 1982
 
Diamant Boart Stratabit S.A. (1)
* 5,264,283 Diamond tools for rock drilling, metal cutting and wear part applications 94 1991
 
DRESSER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 4,545,441 Drill bits with polycrystalline diamond cutting elements mounted on serrated supports pressed in drill head 57 1984
 
Maurer Engineering Inc. (1)
* 4,410,054 Well drilling tool with diamond radial/thrust bearings 146 1981
 
NELSON, JACK RICHARD (1)
* 4,872,520 Flat bottom drilling bit with polycrystalline cutters 67 1988
 
REED TOOL COMPANY LIMITED (1)
* 4,987,800 Cutter elements for rotary drill bits 37 1989
 
SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB (1)
* 5,335,738 Tools for percussive and rotary crushing rock drilling provided with a diamond layer 99 1991
 
SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE COMBUSTIBLE NUCLEAIRE (1)
* 4,984,642 Composite tool comprising a polycrystalline diamond active part 74 1989
 
TANDBERG, GEIR (1)
* 5,016,718 Combination drill bit 125 1990
 
TOTAL FRANCE (1)
* 5,301,762 Drilling tool fitted with self-sharpening cutting edges 15 1993
 
Unicorn Industries Public Limited Company (1)
* 4,511,006 Drill bit and method of use thereof 55 1983
 
VERVE, L.L.C. (1)
* 5,443,565 Drill bit with forward sweep cutting elements 68 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 4,861,350 Tool component 143 1988
* 5,054,246 Abrasive compacts 55 1989
* 5,161,627 Attack tool insert with polycrystalline diamond layer 18 1991
* 5,370,717 Tool insert 36 1993
* 5,472,376 Tool component 40 1993
* Cited By Examiner

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SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (23)
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 0 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 0 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 0 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
8,342,611 Spring loaded pick 0 2010
8,365,845 High impact resistant tool 0 2011
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (19)
* 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 56 1998
6,397,958 Reaming apparatus and method with ability to drill out cement and float equipment in casing 17 2000
6,672,406 Multi-aggressiveness cuttting face on PDC cutters and method of drilling subterranean formations 81 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 11 2002
* 6,935,444 Superabrasive cutting elements with cutting edge geometry having enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 19 2003
7,360,608 Rotary drill bits including at least one substantially helically extending feature and methods of operation 14 2004
7,188,692 Superabrasive cutting elements having enhanced durability, method of producing same, and drill bits so equipped 5 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 2 2009
8,327,955 Non-parallel face polycrystalline diamond cutter and drilling tools so equipped 2 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
8,500,833 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
8,851,206 Oblique face polycrystalline diamond cutter and drilling tools so equipped 0 2012
 
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 6 2000
6,484,826 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 42 2000
6,460,637 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 38 2000
6,419,034 Engineered enhanced inserts for rock drilling bits 5 2000
6,550,556 Ultra hard material cutter with shaped cutting surface 33 2000
6,513,608 Cutting elements with interface having multiple abutting depressions 10 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 9 2002
7,287,610 Cutting elements and bits incorporating the same 3 2004
7,726,420 Cutter having shaped working surface with varying edge chamfer 9 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
 
DIMICRON, INC. (13)
7,077,867 Prosthetic knee joint having at least one diamond articulation surface 55 2000
6,800,095 Diamond-surfaced femoral head for use in a prosthetic joint 31 2000
6,793,681 Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond articulation surface and a plurality of substrate layers 107 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 64 2000
6,514,289 Diamond articulation surface for use in a prosthetic joint 39 2000
6,494,918 Component for a prosthetic joint having a diamond load bearing and articulation surface 16 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 37 2000
7,494,507 Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants 42 2002
7,396,501 Use of gradient layers and stress modifiers to fabricate composite constructs 7 2004
7,396,505 Use of CoCrMo to augment biocompatibility in polycrystalline diamond compacts 5 2004
 
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
 
ELEMENT SIX LIMITED (1)
8,757,299 Cutting element and method of forming thereof 0 2010
 
REEDHYCALOG UK LTD. (1)
* 6,131,678 Preform elements and mountings therefor 15 1998
 
VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND., L.P. (1)
* 6,904,983 Low-contact area cutting element 17 2003
* Cited By Examiner