Patents by Inventor Anthony L. Collins

Anthony L. Collins has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220297663
    Abstract: The disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for assigning alternative energy vehicles to travel routes based on vehicle wear-and-tear ratings. Wear-and-tear ratings may be influenced by factors such as, for example, road grade, travel speed, electric motor use, and battery use, on various travel routes. An example method for determining a wear-and-tear rating of an alternative energy vehicle may involve determining an amount of stress imposed upon an electric motor of an alternative energy vehicle due to a grade of a road on a travel route, and an amount of energy consumed from a battery of the alternative energy vehicle due to a speed of travel on the travel route. The wear-and-tear rating of the alternative energy vehicle may then be determined based on the amount of stress imposed upon the electric motor and/or the amount of energy consumed from the battery on the travel route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Anklam, Wendy L. MacLennan, Anthony Melatti, Patrick Gordon Collins, Yevgeniya Sosonkina
  • Publication number: 20220286539
    Abstract: A portable electronic device may include a housing having a wall defining an opening in the housing and at least a portion of four side surfaces of the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device may further include a display at least partially within the housing, a front cover positioned in the opening in the housing and over the display, the front cover defining a front surface, a peripheral side surface extending from the front surface and at least partially surrounded by the wall of the housing, and a notch that, together with a portion of the wall of the housing, defines an acoustic port of the portable electronic device. The electronic device may further include an acoustic port cover positioned at least partially in the acoustic port and a speaker at least partially within the housing and configured to direct sound through the acoustic port cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Ethan R. Stobbe, Cameron Bauer, Samuel J. Pliska, Macey E. Dade, Baris Ozgen, Lee E. Hooton, Benjamin S. Bustle, Jason M. Gillier, Stoyan P. Hristov, Anthony B. Sinclair, Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis, Ian A. Spraggs, Mitchell T. Hoertz, Michael D. Quinones, David A. Pakula, Brandon R. Collins-Smoot, Matthew R. McGuire, Richard H. Koch, Simon C. Helmore, Gareth L. Rose, Marwan Rammah, Zachary S. Scott, Jonathan M. Lee, Melissa A. Wah, Jacob Barton, Laura M. Burke, Jesse P. Harris, Samruddhi A. Deshpande, Ekaterina Pease, David J. Dunsmoor, Nawaf Al-Baghly
  • Patent number: 10662722
    Abstract: A thread structure in accordance to one or more embodiments includes a thread extending helically along a portion of a bit body in spaced thread turns, the thread having a crest extending between a first flank and a second flank and a root extending between the thread turns, the root having a curvature defined by a portion of an ellipse tangentially adjoining the first and second flank at respective flank transition points, the ellipse having a major axis extending parallel to the axis and a minor axis extending perpendicular to the major axis and through a root bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoge Gan, Ke Chen, Venkatesh Karuppiah, Anthony L. Collins, Ke Ken Li, Fei Song, Rakesh Singh, Michael Hui Du, Keith Moriarty
  • Patent number: 10612318
    Abstract: Inductive coupler assemblies for controlling the stray magnetic fields of an inductive coupler to reduce the associated losses are disclosed. This results in reduced attenuation (increased efficiency) of the inductive coupler even in the presence of gaps. The assembly includes an inductive coupler having a housing, a biasing element, and a retention mechanism. The assembly further includes a wire surrounded by a ring of flux channel material disposed in the housing. In some embodiments, the retention mechanism is adapted for removal of the inductive coupler from a pipe joint end. The biasing element may be a circumferential spring disposed between the housing and the pipe joint end. The retention mechanism may be a retention snap ring, press fit, or threaded, to removably couple the housing to the pipe joint end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intelliserv, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Wall, Trent Hassell, Ted Christiansen, Craig Thorne, Sterling Beck, Anthony L. Collins, Gerald Minerbo, Charles Horton
  • Publication number: 20190078398
    Abstract: A thread structure in accordance to one or more embodiments includes a thread extending helically along a portion of a bit body in spaced thread turns, the thread having a crest extending between a first flank and a second flank and a root extending between the thread turns, the root having a curvature defined by a portion of an ellipse tangentially adjoining the first and second flank at respective flank transition points, the ellipse having a major axis extending parallel to the axis and a minor axis extending perpendicular to the major axis and through a root bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoge Gan, Ke Chen, Venkatesh Karuppiah, Anthony L. Collins, Ke Ken Li, Fei Song, Rakesh Singh, Michael Hui Du, Keith Moriarty
  • Patent number: 10145496
    Abstract: A thread structure in accordance to one or more embodiments includes a thread extending helically along the cylindrical member in spaced thread turns, the thread having a crest extending between a first flank and a second flank and a root extending between the thread turns, the root having a curvature defined by a portion of an ellipse tangentially adjoining the first and second flank at respective flank transition points, the ellipse having a major axis extending parallel to the axis and a minor axis extending perpendicular to the major axis and through a root bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke Ken Li, Fei Song, Rakesh Singh, Michael Hui Du, Anthony L. Collins, Keith Moriarty
  • Publication number: 20160237760
    Abstract: Inductive coupler assemblies for controlling the stray magnetic fields of an inductive coupler to reduce the associated losses are disclosed. This results in reduced attenuation (increased efficiency) of the inductive coupler even in the presence of gaps. The assembly includes an inductive coupler having a housing, a biasing element, and a retention mechanism. The assembly further includes a wire surrounded by a ring of flux channel material disposed in the housing. In some embodiments, the retention mechanism is adapted for removal of the inductive coupler from a pipe joint end. The biasing element may be a circumferential spring disposed between the housing and the pipe joint end. The retention mechanism may be a retention snap ring, press fit, or threaded, to removably couple the housing to the pipe joint end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Darren WALL, Trent HASSELL, Ted CHRISTIANSEN, Craig THORNE, Sterling BECK, Anthony L. COLLINS, Gerald MINERBO, Charles HORTON
  • Publication number: 20150362100
    Abstract: A thread structure in accordance to one or more embodiments includes a thread extending helically along the cylindrical member in spaced thread turns, the thread having a crest extending between a first flank and a second flank and a root extending between the thread turns, the root having a curvature defined by a portion of an ellipse tangentially adjoining the first and second flank at respective flank transition points, the ellipse having a major axis extending parallel to the axis and a minor axis extending perpendicular to the major axis and through a root bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Ke Ken Li, Fei Song, Rakesh Singh, Michael Hui Du, Anthony L. Collins, Keith Moriarty
  • Publication number: 20150167458
    Abstract: A drilling system includes a downhole sampling tool configured to be placed in a wellbore of a subterranean formation and configured to pump formation fluid from the subterranean formation into the downhole sampling tool. The downhole sampling tool includes internal components configured to route the formation fluid through the downhole sampling tool and drill collars configured to hold the internal components of the downhole sampling tool. The downhole sampling tool also includes at least one coupon made from a material that is optically reactive to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The coupon is disposed in a location that is exposed to the formation fluid that is pumped into the downhole sampling tool, and the location of the coupon is accessible from outside the downhole sampling tool without removing the internal components from the drill collars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kent D. Harms, Steven G. Villareal, Anthony L. Collins, Thomas W. Palmer, II, Olivia Djibo
  • Patent number: 8794318
    Abstract: Subsurface formation evaluation comprising, for example, sealing a portion of a wall of a wellbore penetrating the formation, forming a hole through the sealed portion of the wellbore wall, injecting an injection fluid into the formation through the hole, and determining a saturation of the injection fluid in the formation by measuring a property of the formation proximate the hole while maintaining the sealed portion of the wellbore wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Harrigan, Yves Barriol, Andrei I. Davydychev, Andrew J. Carnegie, Dean M. Homan, Srinand Karuppoor, Yi-Qiao Song, Tim Hopper, Henry N. Bachman, William B. Vandermeer, Anthony L. Collins, Mark A. Fredette
  • Publication number: 20110198078
    Abstract: Subsurface formation evaluation comprising, for example, sealing a portion of a wall of a wellbore penetrating the formation, forming a hole through the sealed portion of the wellbore wall, injecting an injection fluid into the formation through the hole, and determining a saturation of the injection fluid in the formation by measuring a property of the formation proximate the hole while maintaining the sealed portion of the wellbore wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Edward Harrigan, Yves BarrioL, Andrei I. Davydychev, Andrew J. Carnegie, Dean M. Homan, Srinand Karuppoor, Yi-Qiao Song, Tim Hopper, Henry N. Bachman, William B. Vandermeer, Anthony L. Collins, Mark A. Fredette
  • Patent number: 7798246
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to control the rotation of a downhole drill bit are disclosed. A pair of spaced-apart measuring or survey instruments at the drill string provide data that is analyzed to determine relative rotation between the instruments so that drag affecting the drill bit may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony L. Collins
  • Publication number: 20090095436
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing composite parts for an apparatus handling abrasive fluids and an apparatus for handling abrasive slurries, for example, a centrifugal pump. Portions of the composite parts are cast in a two-stage process. Portions to be machined are cast in a material suitable for machining and portions exposed to abrasive slurries are cast in a material that is wear-resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Pessin, Laurent Coquilleau, Josh Rayner, Anthony L. Collins, Michael Woodmansee
  • Publication number: 20080083564
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to control the rotation of a downhole drill bit are disclosed. A pair of spaced-apart measuring or survey instruments at the drill string provide data that is analyzed to determine relative rotation between the instruments so that drag affecting the drill bit may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: ANTHONY L. COLLINS
  • Patent number: 6930652
    Abstract: The invention relates to antenna configurations for electromagnetic logging tools. The antennas have one or more electrical conductors disposed on a dielectric core. The conductor is formed on the core through plating or deposition processes and arranged such that the antenna has a first magnetic dipole moment substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the core. One embodiment includes an antenna adapted for mutual balancing using interleaved conductive paths or disks to alter the magnetic dipole moment to mutually balance the antenna system. The invention also relates to a method for producing such antenna structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Smith, Anthony L Collins
  • Patent number: 6912465
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for determining the drift of a clock adapted for subsurface disposal. Seismic signals are transmitted through the subsurface medium from an uphole location at selected times, acoustic signals associated with the transmitted seismic signals are received with acoustic sensors at identified downhole locations. First and second transit times for acoustic signals received at an identified downhole reference location are determined using the clock. A time difference between the first and second signal transit times at the reference point is calculated to determine the clock drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony L. Collins, Andrew Hawthorn, Cengiz Esmersoy
  • Patent number: 6843117
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided to determine downhole pressures, such as annular pressure and/or pore pressure, during a drilling operation. A bottom hole assembly (BHA) of a downhole tool includes one or more pressure equalizing assemblies capable of registering the pore pressure when the BHA is at rest and in contact with the wellbore, and annular pressure of a wellbore when it is not. Wellbore fluid is permitted to enter the pressure equalizing assembly and register an annular pressure measurement. Once the BHA comes into contact with the wellbore and to rest, fluid communication is established between the pressure equalizing assembly and the formation to generate a pore pressure measurement. The pressure equalizing assembly includes a sliding valve selectively moveable between an open and closed position in response to operation of the BHA so that the desired pressure measurement may be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew L. Kurkjian, Anthony L. Collins, Angus J. Melbourne
  • Publication number: 20040117118
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for determining the drift of a clock adapted for subsurface disposal. Seismic signals are transmitted through the subsurface medium from an uphole location at selected times, acoustic signals associated with the transmitted seismic signals are received with acoustic sensors at identified downhole locations. First and second transit times for acoustic signals received at an identified downhole reference location are determined using the clock. A time difference between the first and second signal transit times at the reference point is calculated to determine the clock drift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Anthony L. Collins, Andrew Hawthorn, Cengiz Esmersoy
  • Publication number: 20040031318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided to determine downhole pressures, such as annular pressure and/or pore pressure, during a drilling operation. A bottom hole assembly (BHA) of a downhole tool includes one or more pressure equalizing assemblies capable of registering the pore pressure when the BHA is at rest and in contact with the wellbore, and annular pressure of a wellbore when it is not. Wellbore fluid is permitted to enter the pressure equalizing assembly and register an annular pressure measurement. Once the BHA comes into contact with the wellbore and to rest, fluid communication is established between the pressure equalizing assembly and the formation to generate a pore pressure measurement. The pressure equalizing assembly includes a sliding valve selectively moveable between an open and closed position in response to operation of the BHA so that the desired pressure measurement may be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew L. Kurkjian, Anthony L. Collins, Angus J. Melbourne
  • Publication number: 20030184488
    Abstract: The invention relates to antenna configurations for electromagnetic logging tools. The antennas have one or more electrical conductors disposed on a dielectric core. The conductor is formed on the core through plating or deposition processes and arranged such that the antenna has a first magnetic dipole moment substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the core. One embodiment includes an antenna adapted for mutual balancing using interleaved conductive paths or disks to alter the magnetic dipole moment to mutually balance the antenna system. The invention also relates to a method for producing such antenna structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: David L. Smith, Anthony L. Collins