Downhole tool system and method related thereto

  • US 9,157,288 B2
  • Filed: 07/19/2012
  • Issued: 10/13/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/19/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A slip and cone assembly for a downhole tool, the assembly comprising:

  • a composite slip comprising a one-piece configuration and having a plurality of planar slip surfaces; and

    a cone having a cone end configured for engagement with the composite slip,wherein the cone end comprises a plurality of planar cone surfaces configured to engage with the respective plurality of planar slip surfaces,wherein the cone end comprises a raised surface disposed proximate an area of intersection between at least two of the plurality of planar cone surfaces,wherein the raised surface comprises a tapered surface converging toward a narrowed tip, andwherein the composite slip and the cone are configured for application of a load therebetween that results in a fracture proximate to an area of intersection between at least two of the plurality of planar slip surfaces.

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