US 9,810,037 B2
Shear thickening fluid controlled tool
Paul Andrew Reinhardt, Houston, TX (US)
Assigned to Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC, Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC, Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Oct. 26, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/922,297.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/072,224, filed on Oct. 29, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0123105 A1, May 5, 2016
Int. Cl. E21B 33/126 (2006.01); E21B 33/129 (2006.01); E21B 33/128 (2006.01); E21B 34/00 (2006.01); H01B 3/20 (2006.01); E21B 33/12 (2006.01)
CPC E21B 33/129 (2013.01) [E21B 33/1208 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tool for use in a wellbore, comprising:
a seal assembly;
a frustoconical member configured to force the seal assembly radially outward into engagement with the wellbore; and
a shear thickening fluid disposed within a volume bounded by the seal assembly and the frustoconical member such that the shear thickening fluid directly contacts the seal assembly and the frustoconical member.