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Apparatus for downhole drilling communications and method for making and using the same

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
5,722,488
March 3, 1998
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An apparatus for downhole drilling communications is presented. The apparatus includes a spool and end pieces for maintaining the spool at the bottom of a drill string near a drill bit during drilling operations. The apparatus provides a cable for communicating signals between a downhole electronics package and a surface receiver in order to perform measurements while drilling. A method of forming the apparatus is also set forth wherein the apparatus is formed about a central spindle and lathe.
Normann; Randy A. (Edgewood, NM), Lockwood; Grant J. (Albuquerque, NM), Gonzales; Meliton (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 633,263
April 18, 1996
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-76DP00789 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.