04611662 is referenced by 110 patents and cites 13 patents.

A remotely releasable pipe connector is described and comprises a first tubular connector or "pin connector" having at least one laterally extending locking member, and a slotted second tubular connector or "box connector" cooperatively disposable over the first tubular connector with the slots thereof removably engaging the first tubulars connector's locking members. One or more shear plates are attachable to the second tubular connector and are positioned to prevent the release of the locking members from the slots in the second tubular connector until the shear plates are subjected to a force greater than or equal to a predetermined force.

Title
Remotely operable releasable pipe connector
Application Number
6/736595
Publication Number
4611662
Application Date
May 21, 1985
Publication Date
September 16, 1986
Inventor
John P Harrington
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Fred E Hook
Scott H Brown
Assignee
Amoco Corporation
IL, US
IPC
E21B 17/06
E21B 17/046
E21B 7/20
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