US 9,810,806 B2
Electronic frame for use with coupled conduit segments
Detlev Benedict, Celle (DE); Volker Peters, Wienhausen (DE); Rene Schulz, Lower Saxony (DE); Robert Buda, Lower Saxony (DE); Stephan Mueller, Hannover (DE); Ingo Roders, Seelze (DE); and Henning Rahn, Celle (DE)
Assigned to BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED, Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Detlev Benedict, Celle (DE); Volker Peters, Wienhausen (DE); Rene Schulz, Lower Saxony (DE); Robert Buda, Lower Saxony (DE); Stephan Mueller, Hannover (DE); Ingo Roders, Seelze (DE); and Henning Rahn, Celle (DE)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/724,416.
Prior Publication US 2014/0176334 A1, Jun. 26, 2014
Int. Cl. G01V 3/00 (2006.01); G01V 3/34 (2006.01); E21B 47/01 (2012.01); E21B 17/02 (2006.01)
CPC G01V 3/34 (2013.01) [E21B 17/028 (2013.01); E21B 47/01 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic frame for use in a downhole component coupling mechanism, comprising:
a first frame element including at least one retaining structure configured to retain an electronic component, the electronic component including signal coupling elements that transmit signals between a first downhole component and a second downhole component; and
a second frame element attached to the first frame element to form the electronic frame, encapsulate the electronic component within the electronic frame and isolate the electronic component from downhole fluids, the second frame element attached to the first frame element by a permanent and fluid-tight mechanical joining, the second frame element in a fixed rotational relationship relative to the first frame element, the electronic frame being separate and removable from a coupling assembly of the first downhole component and the second downhole component, the electronic frame configured to be encapsulated within a space formed by the coupling assembly of the first downhole component and the second downhole component, and the electronic frame having a shape that conforms to the space formed by the coupling assembly to cause the electronic frame to be constrained by the coupling assembly, wherein the coupling assembly is configured to communicatively connect the first downhole component to the second downhole component via the electronic frame.