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Communication adapter for use with a drilling component

United States Patent

April 3, 2007
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A communication adapter is disclosed that provides for removable attachment to a drilling component when the drilling component is not actively drilling and for communication with an integrated transmission system in the drilling component. The communication adapter comprises a data transmission coupler that facilitates communication between the drilling component and the adapter, a mechanical coupler that facilitates removable attachment of the adapter to the drilling component, and a data interface.
Hall; David R. (Provo, UT), Pixton; David S. (Lehi, UT), Hall, Jr.; H. Tracy (Provo, UT), Bradford; Kline (Orem, UT), Rawle; Michael (Springville, UT)
IntelliServ, Inc. (Provo, UT)
10/ 878,192
June 28, 2004
FERDERAL SPONSORSHIP This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-FC26-01NT41229 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.