Patent Number: 6,168,213

Title: Connector and connection method

Abstract: A connector having a stinger and a receiver. The receiver is cocked by applying counter-acting torques to separate sections of the receiver. The counteracting torques compress a spring member. In the cocked position, the stinger is inserted into the receiver. When the counter-acting torques are released, the spring decompresses and locks the stinger in the receiver.

Inventors: Muller; Laurent E. (Stafford, TX)

Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

International Classification: E21B 17/04 (20060101); E21B 17/02 (20060101); E21B 43/11 (20060101); E21B 43/116 (20060101); F16L 55/10 (20060101); F16L 037/10 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018