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Internal coaxial cable electrical connector for use in downhole tools

United States Patent

6,968,611
November 29, 2005
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A coaxial cable electrical connector more specifically an internal coaxial cable connector placed within a coaxial cable and its constituent components. A coaxial cable connector is in electrical communcation with an inductive transformer and a coaxial cable. The connector is in electrical communication with the outer housing of the inductive transfonner. A generally coaxial center conductor, a portion of which could be the coil in the inductive transformer, passes through the connector, is electrically insulated from the connector, and is in electrical communication with the conductive care of the coaxial cable. A plurality of bulbous pliant tabs on the coaxial cable connector mechanically engage the inside diameter of the coaxial cable thus grounding the transformer to the coaxial cable. The coaxial cable and inductive transformer are disposed within downhole tools to transmit electrical signals between downhole tools within a drill string.
Hall; David R. (Provo, UT), Hall, Jr.; H. Tracy (Provo, UT), Pixton; David S. (Lehi, UT), Dahlgren; Scott (Provo, UT), Fox; Joe (Spanish Fork, UT), Sneddon; Cameron (Provo, UT), Briscoe; Michael (Lehi, UT)
IntelliServ, Inc. (Provo, UT)
10/ 605,911
20050095827
November 5, 2003
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-01NT41229 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention. This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-97FT343656 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.