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Title: Porous tubular structures and a method for expanding porous tubular structures

Abstract

An expandable tubular to be used within geologic structures and a method of manufacturing thereof has a substantially tubular shaped member with an axis extending therethrough. The tubular member has one or more helical member formed within a wall of the tubular member, and the helical member may be defined about the axis of the tubular shaped member. Further, a plurality of elongated perforations are formed within the wall of tubular member, and the tubular member is compressible from a larger diameter to a smaller diameter. When compressed, the tubular member stores expansive energy within the wall, in which the tubular member may then expand back to a larger diameter when the expansive energy is released.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Dynamic Tubular Systems, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531795
Patent Number(s):
8,978,776
Application Number:
12/596,411
Assignee:
Dynamic Tubular Systems, Inc. (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT15491
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008-04-17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Spray, Jeffery A. Porous tubular structures and a method for expanding porous tubular structures. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Spray, Jeffery A. Porous tubular structures and a method for expanding porous tubular structures. United States.
Spray, Jeffery A. Tue . "Porous tubular structures and a method for expanding porous tubular structures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531795.
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abstractNote = {An expandable tubular to be used within geologic structures and a method of manufacturing thereof has a substantially tubular shaped member with an axis extending therethrough. The tubular member has one or more helical member formed within a wall of the tubular member, and the helical member may be defined about the axis of the tubular shaped member. Further, a plurality of elongated perforations are formed within the wall of tubular member, and the tubular member is compressible from a larger diameter to a smaller diameter. When compressed, the tubular member stores expansive energy within the wall, in which the tubular member may then expand back to a larger diameter when the expansive energy is released.},
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