Patents by Inventor James V. Carisella

James V. Carisella 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: 20200347686
    Abstract: A downhole placement tool includes an actuation (122) and a placement assembly. The actuation assembly includes a housing (226a) having a fluid pathway therethrough and an actuation piston seated in the housing to block the fluid pathway. The actuation piston is movable by fluid applied thereto to open the fluid pathway and allow the fluid to pass therethrough. The placement assembly is connected to the actuation assembly (122), and includes a housing (226b) having a pressure chamber (217b) to store the wellbore material (103) therein, a door (219), and a placement piston. The placement piston includes a piston head (264a) slidably movable in the housing, and a rod (264b) connected between the piston head (264a) and to the door (219). The piston head (264a) is movable in response to the flow of the fluid from the actuation assembly (122) into the placement assembly to advance the placement piston and open the door (219) whereby the wellbore material (103) is selectively released into the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin M Morrill, Jay M. Lefort
  • Patent number: 10337270
    Abstract: A bailer bottom, bailer system, and method for performing bailer operations at a wellsite are disclosed. The wellsite is positioned about a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The bailer bottom is deployable in the wellbore. The bailer bottom includes a plurality of downhole components and a select fire unit. The plurality of downhole components includes a cement unit which includes a cement chamber and a valve. The cement chamber has a port therethrough in selective communication with the wellbore via the valve. The select fire unit includes a downhole switch electrically coupled to the plurality of downhole components. The downhole switch has a polarity for each of the plurality of downhole components. The downhole switch is triggerable to selectively move between the multiple polarities to selectively pass a signal to one of the plurality of downhole components whereby the plurality of downhole components are selectively activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEO Products, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin Morrill
  • Patent number: 9822597
    Abstract: A hybrid dump bailer is disclosed herein comprising a bailer tubes for containing a material, such as cement slurry, to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer comprises a pressure pulse piston that is accelerated by a spring causing a pressure pulse to expel the material to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer further comprises a collet, a retaining rod, a piston, valve, and a supply of pressurized fluid which is holds the pressure pulse piston in place while the spring is compressed. Once the valve is opened, releasing the pressurized fluid, the retaining rod separates from the collet allowing the pressure pulse piston to accelerate can produce the pressure pulse to dump the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Publication number: 20170175472
    Abstract: A bailer bottom, bailer system, and method for performing bailer operations at a wellsite are disclosed. The wellsite is positioned about a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The bailer bottom is deployable in the wellbore. The bailer bottom includes a plurality of downhole components and a select fire unit. The plurality of downhole components includes a cement unit which includes a cement chamber and a valve. The cement chamber has a port therethrough in selective communication with the wellbore via the valve. The select fire unit includes a downhole switch electrically coupled to the plurality of downhole components. The downhole switch has a polarity for each of the plurality of downhole components. The downhole switch is triggerable to selectively move between the multiple polarities to selectively pass a signal to one of the plurality of downhole components whereby the plurality of downhole components are selectively activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Neo Products, LLC
    Inventors: James V. CARISELLA, Kevin Morrill
  • Patent number: 9476272
    Abstract: A non-explosive, down hole, setting tool, system method includes a hydraulic fluid reservoir, a first compressible fluid for applying a first force against hydraulic fluid in contact with one side of a setting piston that is movable in the tool, and a second compressible fluid for applying a second force greater than the first force against the other side of the setting piston. Hydraulic fluid is pumped against one end of the setting piston to overcome the second force and move the setting piston. A reset valve is located in a hydraulic fluid return passageway that is connected between other end of the setting piston and the source of hydraulic fluid. The reset valve can move to selectively block the flow of the hydraulic fluid or allow hydraulic fluid to flow through the fluid return passageway, so that the setting piston can move the setting piston back to its start position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Neo Products, LLC.
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin M. Morrill, Jay M. Lefort
  • Publication number: 20160168936
    Abstract: A non-explosive, down hole, setting tool, system method includes a hydraulic fluid reservoir, a first compressible fluid for applying a first force against hydraulic fluid in contact with one side of a setting piston that is movable in the tool, and a second compressible fluid for applying a second force greater than the first force against the other side of the setting piston. Hydraulic fluid is pumped against one end of the setting piston to overcome the second force and move the setting piston. A reset valve is located in a hydraulic fluid return passageway that is connected between other end of the setting piston and the source of hydraulic fluid. The reset valve can move to selectively block the flow of the hydraulic fluid or allow hydraulic fluid to flow through the fluid return passageway, so that the setting piston can move the setting piston back to its start position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin M. Morrill, Jay M. Lefort
  • Patent number: 9080405
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retro-fitting an explosive setting tool to a non-explosive setting tool is provided to eliminate the use of pyrotechnics when setting auxuliary tools. An explosive setting tool is retro-fitted by removing the pyrotechnic elements of the tool and replacing them with a conversion assembly including a hydraulic pump, thus converting the explosive tool into a non-explosive tool. The hydraulic pump provides the energy necessary to set the auxiliary tool. Once the auxiliary tool has been set, the non-explosive setting tool can be brought to the surface and reset using a resetting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Publication number: 20140326465
    Abstract: A hybrid dump bailer is disclosed herein comprising a bailer tubes for containing a material, such as cement slurry, to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer comprises a pressure pulse piston that is accelerated by a spring causing a pressure pulse to expel the material to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer further comprises a collet, a retaining rod, a piston, valve, and a supply of pressurized fluid which is holds the pressure pulse piston in place while the spring is compressed. Once the valve is opened, releasing the pressurized fluid, the retaining rod separates from the collet allowing the pressure pulse piston to accelerate can produce the pressure pulse to dump the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Patent number: 8813841
    Abstract: A hybrid dump bailer is disclosed herein comprising a bailer tubes for containing a material, such as cement slurry, to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer comprises a pressure pulse piston that is accelerated by a spring causing a pressure pulse to expel the material to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer further comprises a collet, a retaining rod, a piston, valve, and a supply of pressurized fluid which is holds the pressure pulse piston in place while the spring is compressed. Once the valve is opened, releasing the pressurized fluid, the retaining rod separates from the collet allowing the pressure pulse piston to accelerate can produce the pressure pulse to dump the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Publication number: 20130327544
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retro-fitting an explosive setting tool to a non-explosive setting tool is provided to eliminate the use of pyrotechnics when setting auxuliary tools. An explosive setting tool is retro-fitted by removing the pyrotechnic elements of the tool and replacing them with a conversion assembly including a hydraulic pump, thus converting the explosive tool into a non-explosive tool. The hydraulic pump provides the energy necessary to set the auxiliary tool. Once the auxiliary tool has been set, the non-explosive setting tool can be brought to the surface and reset using a resetting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Patent number: 8534367
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retro-fitting an explosive setting tool to a non-explosive setting tool is provided to eliminate the use of pyrotechnics when setting auxiliary tools. An explosive setting tool is retro-fitted by removing the pyrotechnic elements of the tool and replacing them with a conversion assembly including a hydraulic pump, thus converting the explosive tool into a non-explosive tool. The hydraulic pump provides the energy necessary to set the auxiliary tool. Once the auxiliary tool has been set, the non-explosive setting tool can be brought to the surface and reset using a resetting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Publication number: 20120160483
    Abstract: A hybrid dump bailer is disclosed herein comprising a bailer tubes for containing a material, such as cement slurry, to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer comprises a pressure pulse piston that is accelerated by a spring causing a pressure pulse to expel the material to be dumped. The hybrid dump bailer further comprises a collet, a retaining rod, a piston, valve, and a supply of pressurized fluid which is holds the pressure pulse piston in place while the spring is compressed. Once the valve is opened, releasing the pressurized fluid, the retaining rod separates from the collet allowing the pressure pulse piston to accelerate can produce the pressure pulse to dump the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Patent number: 8191645
    Abstract: A well tool with multi-stage remedial system improves the durability of a subterranean well tool having an expanded elastomeric member, such as a packer, for use inside a tubular member. The well tool with multi-stage remedial system has a plurality of mandrel members shiftable within the tubular member for anchoring and for setting the seal system. A floating tandem mounted annularly around the lower mandrel members has one end (upon shifting) proximate an end of the seal system, and the floating tandem has an opening to ambient bottom-hole-pressure of the subterranean well. A locking tandem is interposed with the floating tandem and at least one of the lower mandrel members. The floating tandem and the locking tandem together assist in abating elastomeric member extrusion under high temperature, high pressure environments as well as other conditions lending to failure within the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: High Pressure Integrity, Inc.
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin Morrill
  • Publication number: 20110259607
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retro-fitting an explosive setting tool to a non-explosive setting tool is provided to eliminate the use of pyrotechnics when setting auxiliary tools. An explosive setting tool is retro-fitted by removing the pyrotechnic elements of the tool and replacing them with a conversion assembly including a hydraulic pump, thus converting the explosive tool into a non-explosive tool. The hydraulic pump provides the energy necessary to set the auxiliary tool. Once the auxiliary tool has been set, the non-explosive setting tool can be brought to the surface and reset using a resetting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Publication number: 20100314135
    Abstract: A well tool with multi-stage remedial system improves the durability of a subterranean well tool having an expanded elastomeric member, such as a packer, for use inside a tubular member. The well tool with multi-stage remedial system has a plurality of mandrel members shiftable within the tubular member for anchoring and for setting the seal system. A floating tandem mounted annularly around the lower mandrel members has one end (upon shifting) proximate an end of the seal system, and the floating tandem has an opening to ambient bottom-hole-pressure of the subterranean well. A locking tandem is interposed with the floating tandem and at least one of the lower mandrel members. The floating tandem and the locking tandem together assist in abating elastomeric member extrusion under high temperature, high pressure environments as well as other conditions lending to failure within the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin Morrill
  • Patent number: 7779905
    Abstract: A well tool with multi-stage remedial system improves the durability of a subterranean well tool having an expanded elastomeric member, such as a packer, for use inside a tubular member. The well tool with multi-stage remedial system has a plurality of mandrel members shiftable within the tubular member for anchoring and for setting the seal system. A floating tandem mounted annularly around the lower mandrel members has one end (upon shifting) proximate an end of the seal system, and the floating tandem has an opening to ambient bottom-hole-pressure of the subterranean well. A locking tandem is interposed with the floating tandem and at least one of the lower mandrel members. The floating tandem and the locking tandem together assist in abating elastomeric member extrusion under high temperature, high pressure environments as well as other conditions lending to failure within the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: High Pressure Integrity, Inc.
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin Morrill
  • Publication number: 20080202771
    Abstract: A well tool with multi-stage remedial system improves the durability of a subterranean well tool having an expanded elastomeric member, such as a packer, for use inside a tubular member. The well tool with multi-stage remedial system has a plurality of mandrel members shiftable within the tubular member for anchoring and for setting the seal system. A floating tandem mounted annularly around the lower mandrel members has one end (upon shifting) proximate an end of the seal system, and the floating tandem has an opening to ambient bottom-hole-pressure of the subterranean well. A locking tandem is interposed with the floating tandem and at least one of the lower mandrel members. The floating tandem and the locking tandem together assist in abating elastomeric member extrusion under high temperature, high pressure environments as well as other conditions lending to failure within the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Kevin Morrill
  • Patent number: 6458233
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wall thickness program onto an elastomeric tubular component, such as an expandable bladder and/or cover element, for incorporation into a packing device for use in a subterranean well includes steps of contouring upon a surface a diametrical configuration defining a wall thickness program for the tubular component. The diametrical configuration is transferred from the surface onto at least one of the walls of the tubular component as a wall thickness program whereby the transfer diametrical configuration conforms substantially as a mirror image of the program on the contoured surface. An elongated mandrel may be provided as the surface onto which the diametrical configuration of the wall thickness program is contoured, such as by machining. Thereafter, the elastomeric tubular component may be prepared on the mandrel, such as by wrapping elastomeric ribbon in layers therearound as the mandrel is manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Patent number: 6374917
    Abstract: A downhole tool includes an improved expandable, elastomeric component having a pre-disposed expansion profile. The expansion profile is pre-disposed by surrounding at least a portion of the elastomeric component with a shaping tool having an inner diameter that defines a profiled limit. Fluid under pressure is applied to the elastomeric component for expanding it into contact with the inner diameter of the shaping tool. The pressure of the fluid may be reduced to allow the elastomeric component to return generally to its original shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Patent number: 6354372
    Abstract: A slip assembly for anchoring a subterranean well tool, such as a packer or bridge plug, along the inner wall of a conduit, such as casing, against movements in at least one direction. As a series of radially aligned slip elements move from contracted to expanded positions, a continuous radial inwardly urging bias is applied against the slip elements to permit the slip elements to move to the expanded position in a substantially uniform plane of expansion. A subterranean well tool includes an elastomeric seal and the slip assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Carisella & Cook Ventures
    Inventors: James V. Carisella, Robert Bradley Cook