Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Pelletier

Thomas A. 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: 20220111452
    Abstract: Hand tools which have an ergonomic using a palm handle and finger handle designs which achieve mechanical efficiency and ease of use. The ergonomic handle is compatible with the muscle movements of an operator using a hand tool reducing muscle strain and pain. Optionally, the palm and finger handles can have ergonomically designed cushions. In an embodiment, the finger handle can have a finger set which has a forward finger flange, a tail finger flange and a pinky grip. The ergonomic handle can also use a relief washer system to achieve a smooth low frictional resistance cutting stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Tolga Caglar, Thomas A. Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220090497
    Abstract: A siphon pump chimney can be used in a mini-drillstem test to increase formation fluid flow rates. A formation tester can be coupled to a siphon pump chimney via a wet connect assembly to transfer formation fluid from a fluid-bearing formation. The siphon pump chimney can receive the formation fluid through the wet connect and disperse the formation fluid into a drill pipe that is flowing drilling fluid. The siphon pump chimney can include check valves to prevent the drilling fluid from entering the siphon pump chimney. The siphon pump chimney can be configured to have a variable height that can reduce pressure within the siphon pump chimney to a pressure value that can be close to or less than the formation pressure, which can allow a pump to operate at high flow rates or be bypassed in a free flow configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Darren George Gascooke, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom, Etienne Marcel Samson, Michael Thomas Pelletier, Mehdi Alipour Kallehbasti
  • Patent number: 11235399
    Abstract: Hand tools which have an ergonomic using a palm handle and finger handle designs which achieve mechanical efficiency and ease of use. The ergonomic handle is compatible with the muscle movements of an operator using a hand tool reducing muscle strain and pain. Optionally, the palm and finger handles can have ergonomically designed cushions. In an embodiment, the finger handle can have a finger set which has a forward finger flange, a tail finger flange and a pinky grip. The ergonomic handle can also use a relief washer system to achieve a smooth low frictional resistance cutting stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Tolga Caglar, Thomas A. Pelletier, Kevin Costello
  • Patent number: 11225866
    Abstract: A siphon pump chimney can be used in a mini-drillstem test to increase formation fluid flow rates. A formation tester can be coupled to a siphon pump chimney via a wet connect assembly to transfer formation fluid from a fluid-bearing formation. The siphon pump chimney can receive the formation fluid through the wet connect and disperse the formation fluid into a drill pipe that is flowing drilling fluid. The siphon pump chimney can include check valves to prevent the drilling fluid from entering the siphon pump chimney. The siphon pump chimney can be configured to have a variable height that can reduce pressure within the siphon pump chimney to a pressure value that can be close to or less than the formation pressure, which can allow a pump to operate at high flow rates or be bypassed in a free flow configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Darren George Gascooke, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom, III, Etienne Marcel Samson, Michael Thomas Pelletier, Mehdi Alipour Kallehbasti
  • Publication number: 20210356333
    Abstract: A thermal sensor module, comprising: a housing, wherein the housing comprises a first end and a second end, wherein the housing is hollow and configured to allow a fluid to flow into the housing through the first end and exit through the second end; a heat source, wherein the heat source is disposed at a central axis of the housing and traverses at least partially through the housing; and a temperature sensor, wherein the temperature sensor is positioned in the housing to measure temperature of the fluid flowing in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Joseph LeBlanc, Christopher Michael Jones, Michael Thomas Pelletier, Peter Olapade
  • Publication number: 20210332699
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring drilling fluid filtrate. The method may comprise disposing a downhole fluid sampling tool into a wellbore at a first location, activating a pump to draw a solids-containing fluid disposed in the wellbore into the downhole fluid sampling tool, drawing the drilling fluid with the pump across the at least one filter to form a drilling fluid filtrate, drawing the drilling fluid filtrate with the pump through the channel to the at least one sensor section, and measuring the drilling fluid filtrate with the at least one sensor. A system may comprise a downhole fluid sampling tool. The downhole fluid sampling tool may comprise at least one multi-chamber section, at least one sensor section, at least one filter, a pump, and a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, Michael Thomas Pelletier, Darren George Gascooke
  • Patent number: 11110585
    Abstract: A hand tool comprising a head portion, a shaft, and a grip component is provided. The grip component and the shaft form a handle of the hand tool. The grip component is a reverse-molded component formed by: forming the external portion of the grip component by molding a first thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material or thermoplastic urethane (TPU) material into a shell that surrounds a first cavity; after forming the external portion; placing the shaft into the first cavity; and, after the external portion is formed and the shaft is placed into the first cavity, forming the inner portion of the grip component by injecting a second TPE material or TPU material into the first cavity and onto the shaft. The first TPE or TPU material has a first level of hardness, and the second TPE or TPU material has a second level of hardness lower than the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Lombardi, Aliaksei Chernyshou, Thomas Pelletier, George Soria, Antony Orsini
  • Patent number: 11085294
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring drilling fluid filtrate. The method may comprise disposing a downhole fluid sampling tool into a wellbore at a first location, activating a pump to draw a solids-containing fluid disposed in the wellbore into the downhole fluid sampling tool, drawing the drilling fluid with the pump across the at least one filter to form a drilling fluid filtrate, drawing the drilling fluid filtrate with the pump through the channel to the at least one sensor section, and measuring the drilling fluid filtrate with the at least one sensor. A system may comprise a downhole fluid sampling tool. The downhole fluid sampling tool may comprise at least one multi-chamber section, at least one sensor section, at least one filter, a pump, and a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, Michael Thomas Pelletier, Darren George Gascooke
  • Publication number: 20210231012
    Abstract: A siphon pump chimney can be used in a mini-drillstem test to increase formation fluid flow rates. A formation tester can be coupled to a siphon pump chimney via a wet connect assembly to transfer formation fluid from a fluid-bearing formation. The siphon pump chimney can receive the formation fluid through the wet connect and disperse the formation fluid into a drill pipe that is flowing drilling fluid. The siphon pump chimney can include check valves to prevent the drilling fluid from entering the siphon pump chimney. The siphon pump chimney can be configured to have a variable height that can reduce pressure within the siphon pump chimney to a pressure value that can be close to or less than the formation pressure, which can allow a pump to operate at high flow rates or be bypassed in a free flow configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jones, Darren George Gascooke, Anthony Herman Van Zuilekom, III, Etienne Marcel Samson, Michael Thomas Pelletier, Mehdi Alipour Kallehbasti
  • Patent number: 11073387
    Abstract: A level comprising a level body and a bubble vial mounted on the level body is provided. A top opening in the level body interrupts at least a portion of a top wall of the level body to accommodate the bubble vial. An internal support structure is disposed within the tubular configuration of the level body and spanning longitudinally along the level body so as to be disposed on both sides of the top opening to provide structural support to the level body in the vicinity of the top opening. The internal support structure includes a base portion, a pair of legs extending upwardly from the base portion, and an opening disposed between the pair of upwardly extending legs. A carrier structure is disposed in the opening of the internal support structure and positioned beneath the bubble vial and between the internal support structure and the bubble vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Pelletier, Aliaksei Chernyshou, Christopher Woolley, Johannes Komulainen, Juha Honkanen
  • Publication number: 20210190486
    Abstract: A level comprising a level body and a bubble vial mounted on the level body is provided. A top opening in the level body interrupts at least a portion of a top wall of the level body to accommodate the bubble vial. An internal support structure is disposed within the tubular configuration of the level body and spanning longitudinally along the level body so as to be disposed on both sides of the top opening to provide structural support to the level body in the vicinity of the top opening. A carrier structure is positioned beneath the bubble vial and between the internal support structure and the bubble vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas PELLETIER, Aliaksei CHERNYSHOU, Christopher WOOLLEY, Johannes KOMULAINEN, Juha HONKANEN
  • Publication number: 20210054737
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring drilling fluid filtrate. The method may comprise disposing a downhole fluid sampling tool into a wellbore at a first location, activating a pump to draw a solids-containing fluid disposed in the wellbore into the downhole fluid sampling tool, drawing the drilling fluid with the pump across the at least one filter to form a drilling fluid filtrate, drawing the drilling fluid filtrate with the pump through the channel to the at least one sensor section, and measuring the drilling fluid filtrate with the at least one sensor. A system may comprise a downhole fluid sampling tool. The downhole fluid sampling tool may comprise at least one multi-chamber section, at least one sensor section, at least one filter, a pump, and a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, Michael Thomas Pelletier, Darren George Gascooke
  • Publication number: 20210039238
    Abstract: A safety device for tackers includes a safety slide slidably connected to the outlet of the tacker and the safety slide has a stop protruding from the inside thereof. The rod has one end contacts the stop and the other end of the rod has a plastic tip connected thereto. An ignition spring is connected between the plastic tip and a safety switch. A recovery spring is connected to another position of the rod to position the rod. The safety slide is slidably connected to grooves of the tacker. When the safety slide contacts against an object to be stapled, the rod is pushed by the stop and activates the ignition spring to activate the safety switch so as to reduce the impact of the rod and the safety switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10814465
    Abstract: A safety device for tackers includes a safety slide slidably connected to the outlet of the tacker and the safety slide has a stop protruding from the inside thereof. The rod has one end contacts the stop and the other end of the rod has a plastic tip connected thereto. An ignition spring is connected between the plastic tip and a safety switch. A recovery spring is connected to another position of the rod to position the rod. The safety slide is slidably connected to grooves of the tacker. When the safety slide contacts against an object to be stapled, the rod is pushed by the stop and activates the ignition spring to activate the safety switch so as to reduce the impact of the rod and the safety switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Pelletier, Rachel Lai, Daniel Yip
  • Publication number: 20200316763
    Abstract: A hammer tacker includes an outer housing comprising a handle portion and a head portion, the outer housing formed from a fiber reinforced polymer material. The hammer tacker also includes an elongated staple holder carried at least partially within the outer housing, the elongated staple holder being slideable between a use position and a refill position. The outer housing having the fiber reinforced polymer material defines a channel extending through the handle portion and into the head portion, the channel configured to receive the staple holder. The staple holder is slidable along the channel of the outer housing between the use position and the refill position. The hammer tacker further includes a staple driver assembly operable to drive a staple from the staple holder into a workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas PELLETIER, Kun-Ta WU
  • Patent number: 10730173
    Abstract: A hammer tacker includes an outer housing comprising a handle portion and a head portion, the outer housing formed from a fiber reinforced polymer material. The hammer tacker also includes an elongated staple holder carried at least partially within the outer housing, the elongated staple holder being slideable between a use position and a refill position. The outer housing having the fiber reinforced polymer material defines a channel extending through the handle portion and into the head portion, the channel configured to receive the staple holder. The staple holder is slidable along the channel of the outer housing between the use position and the refill position. The hammer tacker further includes a staple driver assembly operable to drive a staple from the staple holder into a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Pelletier, Kun-Ta Wu
  • Publication number: 20200130165
    Abstract: A hand tool comprising a head portion, a shaft, and a grip component is provided. The grip component and the shaft form a handle of the hand tool. The grip component is a reverse-molded component formed by: forming the external portion of the grip component by molding a first thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material or thermoplastic urethane (TPU) material into a shell that surrounds a first cavity; after forming the external portion; placing the shaft into the first cavity; and, after the external portion is formed and the shaft is placed into the first cavity, forming the inner portion of the grip component by injecting a second TPE material or TPU material into the first cavity and onto the shaft. The first TPE or TPU material has a first level of hardness, and the second TPE or TPU material has a second level of hardness lower than the first level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Keith LOMBARDI, Aliaksei CHERNYSHOU, Thomas PELLETIER, George SORIA, Antony ORSINI
  • Patent number: 10583550
    Abstract: A hand tool comprising a head portion, a shaft, and a grip component is provided. The shaft is attached to or integral with the head portion, and the grip component is disposed around the shaft. The grip component and the shaft form a handle of the hand tool. The grip component comprises an external portion molded from a first thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material or thermoplastic urethane (TPU) material, and an inner portion molded from a second TPE material or TPU material. The first TPE or TPU material has a first level of hardness, and the second TPE or TPU material has a lower level of hardness. The inner portion is disposed around the shaft, and the external portion forms a shell around the inner portion and is an exposed user contact surface. The grip component is attached to the shaft via at least a mechanical fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Lombardi, Aliaksei Chernyshou, Thomas Pelletier, George Soria
  • Patent number: 10580012
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that suggests helpful articles to resolve a customer request. During operation, the system receives the customer request, wherein the customer request is associated with a product or a service used by the customer. Next, the system feeds a set of words from the customer request through a model to generate a request vector comprising numerical values representing words in the customer request. The system then compares the request vector against article vectors representing articles in a set of help center articles to determine whether the customer request matches one or more help center articles. If the customer request matches one or more help center articles, the system presents the one or more help center articles to the customer to facilitate automatically resolving the customer request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Zendesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hausler, Michael G. Mortimer, Thomas Pelletier, Arwen Twinkle E. Griffioen, Soon-Ee Cheah, Anh Thien Dinh, Arvind Kunday Anantharaman, Bob Dharmendra Raman, Jason Edward Maynard, Wai Chee Yau, Sean D. Caffery, Jeffrey P. Theobald, Damen Turnbull
  • Patent number: D908455
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Cate, Thomas A. Pelletier, Aliaksei Chernyshou