Patent Number: 8,584,763

Title: Managing pressurized fluid in a downhole tool

Abstract: A wellbore apparatus includes a connector sub assembly having a body, the body having a first end adapted to couple to a first perforating sub component and a second, axially opposed end adapted to couple to a second perforating sub component. The connector sub body defines a cavity proximate the second end of the connector sub body; and a flow path in fluid communication with the cavity and a location exterior to the wellbore apparatus. The apparatus includes a valve residing in the flow path and actuatable to block or allow fluid flow from the cavity, through the flow path, to the location exterior to the wellbore apparatus.

Inventors: Hales; John H (Frisco, TX), Burleson; John D (Denton, TX)

Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

International Classification: E21B 43/119 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018