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Systems and conveyance structures for high power long distance laser transmission

United States Patent

March 4, 2014
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There is provided a mobile high power laser system and conveyance structure for delivering high power laser energy to and for performing high power laser operations in remote and difficult to access locations. There is further provide such systems with high power laser, handling equipment and conveyance equipment that are configured to avoid exceeding the maximum bending radius of high power optical fibers used with the conveyance structures. There are also provided embodiments of the conveyance structures having channels, lines and passages for delivering materials such as fluids.
DeWitt; Ronald A. (Katy, TX), Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO), Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Grubb; Daryl L. (Littleton, CO), McKay; Ryan P. (Littleton, CO), Gray; William C. (Parker, CO), Moxley; Joel F. (Denver, CO), Rinzler; Charles C. (Denver, CO), Underwood; Lance D. (Morrison, CO), Deutch; Paul D. (Houston, TX)
Foro Energy Inc. (Littleton, CO)
13/ 210,581
August 16, 2011
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.