Patent Number: 7,708,066

Title: Full bore valve for downhole use

Abstract: Downhole tools and methods for producing hydrocarbons from a wellbore. A downhole tool can include a body having a bore formed therethrough and at least one end adapted to threadably engage one or more tubulars. A sliding sleeve, adapted to move between a first position and a second position within the body, can be at least partially disposed within the body. A valve assembly including a valve member having an arcuate cross section wherein the valve member is adapted to pivot between an open and closed position within the body can be disposed within the body. A valve seat, having an arcuate cross-section adapted to provide a fluid tight seal with the valve member assembly can be disposed within the body.

Inventors: Frazier; W. Lynn (Corpus Christi, TX)


International Classification: E21B 34/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018