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1. US20200173765 - Outer Dimensioning Measurement System for Tubulars

Office United States of America
Application Number 16204620
Application Date 29.11.2018
Publication Number 20200173765
Publication Date 04.06.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G01B 3/12
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
3Instruments as specified in the subgroups and characterised by the use of mechanical measuring means
12Measuring wheels
G01P 3/44
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
PMEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MOVEMENT;  INDICATING DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT 
3Measuring linear or angular speed; Measuring differences of linear or angular speeds
42Devices characterised by the use of electric or magnetic means
44for measuring angular speed
G01P 21/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
PMEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF MOVEMENT;  INDICATING DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT 
21Testing or calibrating of apparatus or devices covered by the other groups of this subclass
G01B 7/12
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
7Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of electric or magnetic means
12for measuring diameters
G01D 5/12
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
5Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
12using electric or magnetic means
G01D 5/26
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
5Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
26using optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light
CPC
G01P 3/44
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
PMEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION, OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE, ABSENCE, OR DIRECTION, OF MOVEMENT
3Measuring linear or angular speed; Measuring differences of linear or angular speeds
42Devices characterised by the use of electric or magnetic means
44for measuring angular speed
G01B 3/12
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
3Instruments as specified in the subgroups and characterised by the use of mechanical measuring means
12Measuring wheels
G01D 5/26
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED IN A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
5Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
26characterised by optical transfer means, i.e. using infra-red, visible, or ultra-violet light
G01B 7/12
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
7Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of electric or magnetic means
12for measuring diameters
G01D 5/12
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED IN A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
5Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable
12using electric or magnetic means
G01P 21/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
PMEASURING LINEAR OR ANGULAR SPEED, ACCELERATION, DECELERATION, OR SHOCK; INDICATING PRESENCE, ABSENCE, OR DIRECTION, OF MOVEMENT
21Testing or calibrating of apparatus or devices covered by the preceding groups
Applicants ATT TECHNOLOGY, LTD.
Inventors Elliot Morgan Stamey
Title
(EN) Outer Dimensioning Measurement System for Tubulars
Abstract
(EN)

The disclosure relates to an outer dimension measurement apparatus for tubulars. The apparatus includes a first wheel and a second wheel, which may be applied to different sections of a tubular. The ratio between the outer dimensions of the different sections may be estimated based on the relationship between the rates of rotations of the first and second wheels when the tubular is rotated. The apparatus may include a tubular rotation sensor that, with either the first wheel or the second wheel, may be used to determine the outer dimension of the tubular at the point along the tubular's length when the respective wheel is applied. The methods include estimating a ratio between outer dimensions of sections of a tubular and estimating the outer dimension of the tubular at a specific point along its length using embodiments of the apparatus.

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