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Title: Link module for a downhole drilling network

Abstract

A repeater is disclosed in one embodiment of the present invention as including a cylindrical housing, characterized by a proximal end and a distal end, and having a substantially cylindrical wall, the cylindrical wall defining a central bore passing therethrough. The cylindrical housing is formed to define at least one recess in the cylindrical wall, into which a repeater is inserted. The cylindrical housing also includes an annular recess formed into at least one of the proximal end and the distal end. An annular transmission element, operably connected to the repeater, is located in the annular recess. In selected embodiments, the annular transmission element inductively converts electrical energy to magnetic energy. In other embodiments, the annular transmission element includes an electrical contact to transmit electrical energy directly to another contact.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Provo, UT
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Novatek Engineering Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909428
Patent Number(s):
7,224,288
Application Number:
10/613,549
Assignee:
IntelliServ, Inc. (Provo, UT) NETL
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-97FT34365
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hall, David R, and Fox, Joe. Link module for a downhole drilling network. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Hall, David R, & Fox, Joe. Link module for a downhole drilling network. United States.
Hall, David R, and Fox, Joe. Tue . "Link module for a downhole drilling network". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909428.
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abstractNote = {A repeater is disclosed in one embodiment of the present invention as including a cylindrical housing, characterized by a proximal end and a distal end, and having a substantially cylindrical wall, the cylindrical wall defining a central bore passing therethrough. The cylindrical housing is formed to define at least one recess in the cylindrical wall, into which a repeater is inserted. The cylindrical housing also includes an annular recess formed into at least one of the proximal end and the distal end. An annular transmission element, operably connected to the repeater, is located in the annular recess. In selected embodiments, the annular transmission element inductively converts electrical energy to magnetic energy. In other embodiments, the annular transmission element includes an electrical contact to transmit electrical energy directly to another contact.},
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year = {Tue May 29 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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