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Title: Long distance high power optical laser fiber break detection and continuity monitoring systems and methods

Abstract

A monitoring and detection system for use on high power laser systems, long distance high power laser systems and tools for performing high power laser operations. In particular, the monitoring and detection systems provide break detection and continuity protection for performing high power laser operations on, and in, remote and difficult to access locations.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
FORO ENERGY, INC., Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1239814
Patent Number(s):
9267330
Application Number:
13/403,723
Assignee:
FORO ENERGY, INC. (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01M - TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000044
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Feb 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Rinzler, Charles C., Gray, William C., Faircloth, Brian O., and Zediker, Mark S. Long distance high power optical laser fiber break detection and continuity monitoring systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Rinzler, Charles C., Gray, William C., Faircloth, Brian O., & Zediker, Mark S. Long distance high power optical laser fiber break detection and continuity monitoring systems and methods. United States.
Rinzler, Charles C., Gray, William C., Faircloth, Brian O., and Zediker, Mark S. Tue . "Long distance high power optical laser fiber break detection and continuity monitoring systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1239814.
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