XACT DOWNHOLE TELEMETRY INC.
|XACT DOWNHOLE TELEMETRY INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20160024913||ACOUSTIC RECEIVER FOR USE ON A DRILL STRING - An acoustic receiver for use on a drill string includes a housing attachable to the drill string; a first sensor mounted within the housing for measuring a first parameter at a first location on the drill string and for generating a first parameter signal representative of the first parameter; a second sensor mounted within the housing for measuring a second parameter at a second location on the drill string and for generating a second parameter signal representative of the second parameter; and a controller mounted within the housing and communicatively coupled to the first and second sensors. The magnitudes of the first and second parameters vary in proportion to magnitude of the acoustic wave and the first and second parameters have a quadrature phase relationship. The controller is configured to combine the first and second parameter signals to determine the magnitude of the acoustic wave.||01-28-2016|
|20160017704||RANGE POSITIONING TOOL FOR USE WITHIN A CASING OR LINER STRING - A method for detecting a downhole position in a wellbore comprises: providing a set of signal emitters, each signal emitter in the set attached to a different position in the wellbore and each signal emitter configured to emit a signal having a unique characteristic; and providing a measurement tool comprising a signal detector configured to detect the different signals and a rotation device configured to rotatably contact a wall of the wellbore. The measurement tool is moved through the wellbore and one or more positions of the measurement tool in the wellbore is determined by detecting one or more of the signals and identifying the position of one or more of the signal emitters by the unique characteristic of each detected signal, and by detecting the number of rotations in a ranging wheel of the rotation detector that contacts the wellbore.||01-21-2016|
|20150377017||ACOUSTIC TRANSMITTER FOR TRANSMITTING A SIGNAL THROUGH A DOWNHOLE MEDIUM - An acoustic transmitter for transmitting an acoustic signal through a downhole medium includes a voltage source; a composite load; and switching circuitry that applies voltage from the voltage source across the composite load in response to a drive signal. The composite load includes charge control circuitry, in the form of at least one inductor, connected electrically in series with a piezoelectric transducer that may be electrically modeled as a capacitor.||12-31-2015|
|20140269188||ROBUST TELEMETRY REPEATER NETWORK SYSTEM AND METHOD - A robust network telemetry repeater system exploits the repeater structure of data propagation and transmission and reception bi-directionality to increase network robustness. For example, multiple perceived receive attempts are created with no additional overhead. The system can be configured whereby nodes “hear” the transmissions of both adjacent and non-adjacent nodes forming implicit acknowledgement (“Acks”), and originating nodes can retransmit until implicit acknowledgments (“Acks”) are “heard,” indicating a successful link relay. Implicit acknowledgment can be applied to bidirectional networks, and bidirectional action can enable all nodes in the network to know the status of all other nodes.||09-18-2014|
|20140266769||NETWORK TELEMETRY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A telemetry system produces, transmits and receives signal sets from network nodes, which correspond to transceiver stations. Repeater scheduling and other interference mitigating techniques are utilized to simultaneously transmit from multiple nodes with minimized network degradation. Update interval/rate and network throughput are thereby fixed regardless of the number of network nodes and a network telemetry method is provided using the system.||09-18-2014|
|20140153369||DOWNHOLE LOW RATE LINEAR REPEATER RELAY NETWORK TIMING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A downhole repeater network timing system for a drilling rig including a drillstring extending subsurface downwardly from a surface wellhead. The system includes a node located at the drillstring lower end and including a sensor adapted for providing a signal data set output corresponding to downhole drilling conditions. Multiple nodes are located downhole between the Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) and the wellhead and are associated with the drillstring. The nodes are adapted for receiving and transmitting the signals. The timing control system is adapted for controlling all times within a timeframe according to pre-configured constants known to all nodes. A downhole low rate linear repeater network timing method uses the system.||06-05-2014|
|20140112100||AIR HAMMER OPTIMIZATION USING ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY - A system and method of optimizing air hammer performance in a well drilling rig whereby an electronic acoustic receiver (EAR) is used to monitor the effects of changing any of the operating parameters under his or her control. The signals are visually presented to the drill operator based on an EAR's output, along with current settings, allowing the drill operator to dial in the parameters of his or her choice until the optimal frequency of the air hammer is regained. The visual output displays the amplitude response of acoustic waves being detected and decoded at the surface by the EAR. The drill operator can observe and use this information to determine the changes necessary in the operating parameters to return the hammer to optimal frequency, and thus optimal performance.||04-24-2014|
|20100135117||Downhole Timing Recovery and Signal Detection - The present invention relates to telemetry apparatus and methods, and more particularly to acoustic telemetry apparatus and methods used in the oil and gas industry. More specifically, the invention relates to a method for enhancing a received signal transmitted by acoustic telemetry through a drill string by modifying the received signal by a multiplication of the received signal with a second waveform.||06-03-2010|
Patent applications by XACT DOWNHOLE TELEMETRY INC.