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United States Patent Application

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In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for supporting a tubing bundle during installation or removal. The apparatus includes a clamp for securing the tubing bundle to an external wireline. In various examples, the clamp is external to the tubing bundle or integral with the tubing bundle. According to one method, a tubing bundle and wireline are deployed together and the tubing bundle periodically secured to the wireline using a clamp. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for coupling conduit segments together. A first pump obtains a sample and transmits it through a first conduit to a reservoir accessible by a second pump. The second pump further conducts the sample from the reservoir through a second conduit. In a specific example, one or more clamps are used to connect the first and/or second conduits to an external wireline.
Decker, David L. (Reno, NV), Lyles, Brad F. (Reno, NV), Purcell, Richard G. (Reno, NV), Hershey, Ronald Lee (Reno, NV)
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the Desert Research Instit (Reno NV)
14/ 229,443
March 28, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with United States Government support under a grant from the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Grant/Contract No. DE-AC08-00NV 13609. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.