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METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVAL AND CONTROL OF MATERIAL IN LASER DRILLING OF A BOREHOLE

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20150322738
9,512,679
A1
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The removal of material from the path of a high power laser beam during down hole laser operations including drilling of a borehole and removal of displaced laser effected borehole material from the borehole during laser operations. In particular, paths, dynamics and parameters of fluid flows for use in conjunction with a laser bottom hole assembly.
Rinzler, Charles C. (Denver, CO), Zediker, Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO), Faircloth, Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Moxley, Joel F. (Denver, CO)
FORO ENERGY, INC. (Littleton CO)
14/ 104,395
December 12, 2013
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Award DE-AR0000044 awarded by the Office of ARPA-E U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.