06179054 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 14 patents.

A slotted gas separator for a down hole pump has an internal baffle that is angled to push the oil down into the chamber and the gas up to be released. The baffle has a roughened surface area with small, grainy protrusions that result in a jagged, coarse surface to agitate the liquid-gas mixture and separate out any gas. The large surface area of the baffle insures maximum contact to separate the oil and gas. The gas is released through slots on the top of the casing.

Title
Down hole gas separator
Application Number
9/127385
Publication Number
6179054 (B2)
Application Date
July 31, 1998
Publication Date
January 30, 2001
Inventor
Robert G Stewart
P.O. Box 708, Andrews
TX, US
Agent
Bracewell & Patterson L
US
IPC
E21B 43/00
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