Patents by Inventor Michael Pelletier

Michael Pelletier 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: 20190391006
    Abstract: A photodetector circuit is disclosed. The photodetector circuit includes an optical input configured to receive a source optical signal for detection by the photodetector circuit, an optical waveguide for coupling the optical input and at least one side of a plurality of sides of a photodiode, wherein the optical waveguide is configured to generate a first optical signal and a second optical signal from the source optical signal, and the photodiode coupled to the first optical waveguide, where the photodiode is illuminated on the at least one side by the first and second optical signals at different locations on the photodiode, where the photodiode generates a photocurrent based on the first and second optical signals reducing photocurrent saturation. Providing a delay between the first and second optical signals reduces an out-of-band frequency response of the photodiode circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Francois Pelletier, Michel Poulin, Yves Painchaud, Michael Vitic, Christine Latrasse, Alexandre Delisle-Simard
  • Patent number: 10470497
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190284934
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to formation testers having reactive filter materials for detecting analytes in subterranean formation operations. The formation include a body having an outlet, a probe extendable from the body and having a sealing pad and a probe snorkel tube, a flow line within the body, wherein the flow line has an entry end connectable to the probe snorkel tube and an exit end connectable to the outlet in the body, a sample chamber fluidically connectable to the flow line downstream of the entry end of the flow line, and a reactive filter material in the flow line downstream of the sample chamber. The reactive filter material sorbs an analyte in a wellbore fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: David L. PERKINS, Christopher Michael JONES, Michael T. PELLETIER
  • Publication number: 20190212021
    Abstract: Ridge vents configured to cover an open ridge of a roof and allow a flow of air to exit from the open ridge through the ridge vents are provided. The ridge vents include a center portion having a length and a plurality of grooves. Left and right portions are connected to the center portion. The center portion is configured to flex along it's length, thereby forming a ridge vent angle between the left and right portions. The formed ridge vent angle is configured to correspond with a slope between roof decks defining the open ridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Jerome Grubka, Brian Robert Ray, Geoffrey Howard Wilson, John Paul Devlin, David Swett, Mark Bui Breneman, James Steven Pelletier, Kurt Michael Maw
  • Patent number: 10294783
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to terminate sampling of fluid into one of a set of fluid sampling chambers sharing a common inflow sampling line by operating a set of closure mechanisms. Further activity may include initiating sampling of the fluid into another one of the set of fluid sampling 5 chambers, wherein the fluid sampling chambers are configured to sample the fluid in the sampling line in a selected sequence, such that filling a prior fluid sampling chamber as part of the sequence enables sampling in the next fluid sampling chamber as part of the sequence, and wherein the closure mechanisms comprise individual check valves 10 and a common diversion valve or individual diversion valves. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Wei Zhang, Robert Atkinson, Michael T. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9874063
    Abstract: A sampling tool to sample core samples from a wellbore is disclosed. A core sampling storage module includes a pressure housing to store a plurality of core samples, a core tube within the pressure housing, the core tube to store a plurality of core samples drilled from a downhole formation, a pressure housing cover that is configured to be selectively rotated to an open position or a closed position, an activation mechanism to receive a command, and based on the command, open or close the pressure housing cover, a push rod to selectively install a plug to cover the core tube, wherein when the plug is installed the pressure housing maintains a pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Abbas Arian, Bruce Mackay, Michael Pelletier, Michael Malone, Wade Samec
  • Patent number: 9857530
    Abstract: Disclosed are robust packaging systems and methods for optical elements used in optical light pipes. One optical light pipe includes a housing having opposing first and second ends and a body that extends therebetween, an optical element arranged within the housing, and a reflective coating applied about an outer surface of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Robert Atkinson, Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, Christopher Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 9778172
    Abstract: A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range. Also provided is an optical sensor for determining a chemical composition including a light source as above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, David L. Perkins, Christopher M. Jones
  • Publication number: 20170102320
    Abstract: A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range. Also provided is an optical sensor for determining a chemical composition including a light source as above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, David L. Perkins, Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 9523636
    Abstract: A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range. Also provided is an optical sensor for determining a chemical composition including a light source as above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, David L. Perkins, Christopher M. Jones
  • Publication number: 20150300944
    Abstract: A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range. Also provided is an optical sensor for determining a chemical composition including a light source as above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, David Perkins, Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 9157793
    Abstract: A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range. Also provided is an optical sensor for determining a chemical composition including a light source as above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, David L. Perkins, Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 9151864
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for imaging and characterizing materials when performing subterranean operations are disclosed. A method for analyzing gaseous emissions from a subterranean formation comprises positioning a hyperspectral image capturing mechanism to monitor an area of interest and detecting presence of one or more materials of interest in the area of interest using the hyperspectral image. The amount of the one or more materials of interest in the area of interest is then quantified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Rodney, Michael Pelletier, Christopher Michael Jones, Derrick Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150247755
    Abstract: A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range. Also provided is an optical sensor for determining a chemical composition including a light source as above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, David L. Perkins, Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 9029761
    Abstract: The presence of organosulfur compounds in a substance may make analyses of the substance difficult, particularly in the presence of interfering compounds. Methods for analyzing a substance may comprise: providing a substance comprising an organosulfur compound; optically interacting electromagnetic radiation with the substance and an integrated computational element; and analyzing for the organosulfur compound in the substance using the integrated computational element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Michael Pelletier, Robert P. Freese
  • Publication number: 20140367086
    Abstract: A sampling tool to sample core samples from a wellbore is disclosed. A core sampling storage module includes a pressure housing to store a plurality of core samples, a core tube within the pressure housing, the core tube to store a plurality of core samples drilled from a downhole formation, a pressure housing cover that is configured to be selectively rotated to an open position or a closed position, an activation mechanism to receive a command, and based on the command, open or close the pressure housing cover, a push rod to selectively install a plug to cover the core tube, wherein when the plug is installed the pressure housing maintains a pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Abbas Arian, Bruce Mackay, Michael Pelletier, Michael Malone, Wade Samec
  • Publication number: 20140294356
    Abstract: Disclosed are robust packaging systems and methods for optical elements used in optical light pipes. One optical light pipe includes a housing having opposing first and second ends and a body that extends therebetween, an optical element arranged within the housing, and a reflective coating applied about an outer surface of the optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Robert Atkinson, Michael Pelletier, William Soltmann, Christopher Michael Jones
  • Publication number: 20140158876
    Abstract: The presence of organosulfur compounds in a substance may make analyses of the substance difficult, particularly in the presence of interfering compounds. Methods for analyzing a substance may comprise: providing a substance comprising an organosulfur compound; optically interacting electromagnetic radiation with the substance and an integrated computational element; and analyzing for the organosulfur compound in the substance using the integrated computational element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Michael Pelletier, Robert P. Freese
  • Publication number: 20130163195
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing operations on data utilizing a computation module. In use, input data is received at a computation module, utilizing a chassis removably coupled to the computation module. Additionally, one or more operations are performed on the data, utilizing the computation module. Further, output data is provided from the computation module, utilizing the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sean Michael Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20120242822
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for imaging and characterizing materials when performing subterranean operations are disclosed. A method for analyzing gaseous emissions from a subterranean formation comprises positioning a hyperspectral image capturing mechanism to monitor an area of interest and detecting presence of one or more materials of interest in the area of interest using the hyperspectral image. The amount of the one or more materials of interest in the area of interest is then quantified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Rodney, Michael Pelletier, Christopher Michael Jones, Derrick Lewis