06392317 is referenced by 183 patents.

An annular wire harness for use in drill pipe comprising two rings interconnected by one or more insulated conductors. The rings are positioned within annular grooves located within the tool joints and the conductors are fixed within grooves along the bore wall of the pipe. The rings may be recessed within annular grooves in order to permit refacing of the tool joint. The rings are provided with means for coupling a power and data signal from an adjacent pipe to the conductors in such a fashion that the signal may be transmitted along the drill pipe and along an entire drill string.

Title
Annular wire harness for use in drill pipe
Application Number
9/642604
Publication Number
6392317 (B1)
Application Date
August 22, 2000
Publication Date
May 21, 2002
Inventor
Joe Fox
2185 S. Larsen Pkwy., Provo
UT, US
David R Hall
2185 S. Larsen Pkwy., Provo
UT, US
IPC
H04B 15/00
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