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1. WO2004095475 - PROTECTEUR POUR LIGNE DE COMMANDE

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What is claimed is:
Claim 1. A control line protector comprising:
a matrix;
at least one bumper; and
at least one receptacle dimensioned and configured to receive a separate control line.

Claim 2. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 1 wherein said receptacle includes a receptacle opening.

Claim 3. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 2 wherein said opening is of a dimension less than said receptacle.

Claim 4. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 1 wherein said matrix includes a living hinge.

Claim 5. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 4 wherein said receptacle includes a receptacle opening having an overlapping configuration when closed.

Claim 6. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 1 wherein said receptacle is offset relative to a centerline of said matrix.

Claim 7. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 1 wherein said matrix is polymeric.

Claim 8. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 1 wherein said at least one bumper is a cable.

Claim 9. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 1 wherein said receptacle includes an adherent.

Claim 10. A control line protector as claimed in Claim 9 wherein said adherent is a thermo fixed flue, an epoxy formulation and combinations including at least one of the foregoing.

Claim 11. A method for protecting a bare control line comprising:
positioning the control line protector of claim 1 around an exposed control line.

Claim 12. A method for protecting a bare control line as claimed in Claim 11 wherein said positioning is snapping said protector on said control line.

Claim 13. A method for protecting a bare control line as claimed in Claim 11 wherein said positioning comprises:
bending said protector to open the receptacle opening;
inserting said control line in said protector; and
releasing said protector.

Claim 14. A method for protecting a bare control line as claimed in Claim 13 wherein said releasing includes urging said protector in a direction to close the receptacle opening.

Claim 15. A method for protecting a bare control line as claimed in Claim 11 wherein said positioning is feeding the control line into the receptacle in the protector.

Claim 16. A method for protecting a bare control line as claimed in Claim 11 wherein said method further includes clamping said protector to a tubular structure.

Claim 17. A method for protecting a bare control line as claimed in Claim 16 wherein said protector is oriented to position the receptacle opening adjacent the tubular structure.

Claim 18. A method for protecting a bare control line as claimed in Claim 17 wherein said method includes pinching said control line in said receptacle.