Patent Number: 8,721,958

Title: Permeable material compacting method and apparatus

Abstract: A permeable material compacting method includes, forming a cavity between a membrane and a structure, porting fluid to or from the cavity, positioning permeable material adjacent the membrane, generating a differential pressure across the membrane, deforming the membrane, and decreasing volume of the permeable material.

Inventors: Guest; Randall V. (Spring, TX)

Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated

International Classification: B29C 51/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018