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Publication numberUS3765804 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 16, 1973
Filing dateJan 23, 1967
Priority dateAug 13, 1951
Publication numberUS 3765804 A, US 3765804A, US-A-3765804, US3765804 A, US3765804A
InventorsBrandon C
Original AssigneeBrandon O, Hardin N, Newton C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for producing variable high frequency vibrations in a liquid medium
US 3765804 A
Abstract
Apparatus and methods to form and utilize pulsating fluid pressures in oil well formation treating of producing wells or as a part of secondary or tertiary recovery processes. Self induced or artificially induced liquid-gas phase changes occur in-situ which are utilized to selectively and variably treat oil wells including but not limited to fracturing, temporary or permanent plugging, cementing, drilling, water block and cone prevention, control over the driving and/or driven fluids in primary, secondary or tertiary recovery techniques.
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' United States Patent [1 1 Brandon 1 1 APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING VARIABLE HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATIONS IN A LIQUID MEDIUM [75] Inventor: Clarence W. Brandon, Tulsa, Okla.

[73] Assignees: Orpha B. Brandon, Tulsa, Okla.; N.

A. Hardin; Catherine H. Newton; Hazel H. Wright, Forsyth, Ga. part interest to each [22] Filed: Jan. 23, 1967 [21] Appl. No.: 611,082

Related US. Application Data [52] US. Cl 417/540, 417/240, 417/552 [51] Int. Cl. F04b 11/00, F04f 7/00, F04b 21/04 [58] Field of Search 103/37 A, 38, 223,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,590,766 1/1926 Lipmann 230/190 1,682,570 8/1928 Holveck 103/37 [4 1 Oct. 16, 1973 1,842,785 1/1932 Hubbard 74/589 2,047,419 7/1936 Lee 74/589 2,312,979 3/1943 Reynolds... 103/205 2,597,050 5/1952 Audemar... 103/223 X 2,711,697 6/1955 Gibbs 103/223 2,773,455 12/1956 Mercier 103/223 2,359,960 10/1944 Anderson... 103/38 2,771,845 11/1956 Eagan 103/206 2,934,025 4/1960 Wilson 103/223 3,259,076 7/1966 Halberg et a1. 103/38 3,446,156 5/1969 Lightfoot 103/178 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 450,347 9/1935 Great Britain 103/37 Primary Examiner-William L. Freeh [57] ABSTRACT Apparatus and methods to form and utilize pulsating fluid pressures in oil well formation treating of producing wells or as a part of secondary or tertiary recovery processes. Self induced or artificially induced liquid-gas phase changes occur in-situ which are utilized to selectively and variably treat oil wells including but not limited to fracturing, temporary or permanent plugging, cementing, drilling, water block and cone prevention, control over the driving and/or driven fluids in primary, secondary or tertiary recovery techniques.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification417/540, 417/552, 417/240
International ClassificationF04B11/00, F04B49/12, E21B43/32, F04B53/12, E21B43/00, F04B53/10, E21B43/16
Cooperative ClassificationE21B43/32, F04B49/12, F04B11/00, F04B53/129, E21B43/168, E21B43/003
European ClassificationF04B53/12R6, F04B49/12, F04B11/00, E21B43/16G2, E21B43/32, E21B43/00C
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jun 13, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: N.A. HARDIN 1977 TRUST, N.A. HARDIN, TRUSTEE, P.O.
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNORS:BRANDON, ORPHA B.;BRANDON, ORPHA B. ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CLARENCE W. BRANDON;REEL/FRAME:004561/0019
Effective date: 19860522
Owner name: N.A. HARDIN 1977 TRUST, N.A. HARDIN, TRUSTEE,GEORG
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNORS:BRANDON, ORPHA B.;BRANDON, ORPHA B. ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CLARENCE W. BRANDON;REEL/FRAME:4561/19
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNORS:BRANDON, ORPHA B.;BRANDON, ORPHA B. ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CLARENCE W. BRANDON;REEL/FRAME:004561/0019
Owner name: N.A. HARDIN 1977 TRUST, N.A. HARDIN, TRUSTEE, GEOR