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US20120294118 Acoustic Localization of a Speaker  
A system locates a speaker in a room containing a loudspeaker and a microphone array. The loudspeaker transmits a sound that is partly reflected by a speaker. The microphone array detects the...
US20140036632 MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR SONAR SENSOR  
A mounting structure for a sonar sensor includes the sonar sensor provided with a detection plane for detecting a distance to an object by sending an ultrasound from the detection plane and...
US20110007605 MEASUREMENT METHOD FOR A GRANULAR COMPACTION PILE USING CROSSHOLE SEISMIC TESTING  
A measurement method for a granular compaction pile 10 using a crosshole seismic test. The measurement method includes forming first to fifth measurement holes around the granular compaction pile,...
US20120082006 SELF CALIBRATING SHOOTER ESTIMATION  
Disclosed are systems and methods that can be used to detect shooters. The systems and methods described herein use arrival times of a shockwave, produced by a shot, at a plurality of sensors to...
US20130301383 PORTABLE ACOUSTIC HOLOGRAPHY SYSTEMS FOR THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND SOURCES AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES AND METHODS  
The present technology relates generally to portable acoustic holography systems for therapeutic ultrasound sources, and associated devices and methods. In some embodiments, a method of...
US20130201797 kF.  
The invention disclosed herein relates to methods and means for locating entities, places and/or things. Various embodiments of the methods and means of the invention may be performed by and/or...
US20130163384 Stress-Relief Device for Geophysical Equipment or Node  
A stress-relief device is provided, which is configured for being mounted on a geophysical equipment or node connected to at least two cables. The device includes a case configured for surrounding...
US20120294122 OCEAN BOTTOM SEISMOMETER PACKAGE  
A marine seismic exploration method and system comprised of continuous recording, self-contained ocean bottom pods characterized by low profile casings. An external bumper is provided to promote...
US20110310704 Ocean Bottom Seismometer Package  
A marine seismic exploration method and system comprised of continuous recording, self-contained ocean bottom pods characterized by low profile casings, An external bumper is provided to promote...
US20130182531 Marine Seismic Surveying with Towed Components Below Water Surface  
A skeg mounts from the stern of a towing vessel and extends below the waterline. A channel in the skeg protects cables for steamers and a source (e.g., air gun array) of a seismic system deployed...
US20130286772 Methods and Systems for Noise-Based Streamer Depth Profile Control  
Disclosed are methods and systems for depth control of a sensor streamer. An example embodiment comprises a method for depth control of a sensor streamer. The example method may comprise towing the...
US20130121112 METHOD FOR ESTIMATING ELASTIC PARAMETERS THROUGH INVERSION OF 4D SEISMIC MEASURES  
A 4D seismic technique, where a base seismic trace is measured at a first time in a region of the subsoil, and then a monitor seismic trace corresponding to the base seismic trace is measured at a...
US20130229892 METHOD OF PREDICTING THE PRESSURE SENSITIVITY OF SEISMIC VELOCITY WITHIN RESERVOIR ROCKS  
A method of predicting the pressure sensitivity of seismic velocity within reservoir rocks includes defining the degree of cementation of rock as at least one of friable sand, partially cemented...
US20130088937 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MARINE SURVEY  
Marine survey. The various embodiments includes both methods and systems. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: deploying a spreader structure from vessel into a body...
US20110096633 PORTABLE DIVER APPARATUS, COMPRISING A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE AND AN ADD ON DIVER DEVICE  
A portable diving apparatus, which comprises: (a) a water proof casing which comprises an external key pad; (b) a portable computing device within said water proof casing, said portable computing...
US20130301394 CMUT ASSEMBLY WITH ACOUSTIC WINDOW  
In some implementations, a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) apparatus includes one or more CMUTs or CMUT arrays, an acoustic window, a coupling medium, and a packaging...
US20130077436 DEVICE AND METHOD TO DETERMINE SHAPE OF STREAMER  
A method for determining a shape of a streamer to be towed under water for collecting seismic data. The method includes receiving a velocity model for the subsurface; selecting a first profile for...
US20110103179 Hydrodynamic depressor for marine sensor streamer arrays  
A hydrodynamic foil system for a sensor streamer array includes at least two tow ropes each coupled at one end to a survey vessel and at the other end to a paravane. the paravanes configured to...
US20070280050 Low frequency model estimation  
Implementations of various techniques for a seismic inversion method. In one implementation, the method may include estimating a wavelet of a recorded seismic trace at a well location, transforming...
US20120257474 Method for seismic surveying using wider lateral spacing between sources to improve efficiency  
A method for towing a marine seismic acquisition array in a body of water includes towing a plurality of laterally spaced apart sensor streamers behind a survey vessel in the water. A lateral...
US20140078864 INTRA-BED SOURCE VERTICAL SEISMIC PROFILING  
A system and method obtain a Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP). The system includes a seismic source disposed in a first borehole at a first depth greater than an identified depth of a interface, the...
US20110182140 SEISMIC SYSTEM WITH GHOST AND MOTION REJECTION  
An underwater seismic system for reducing noise due to ghost reflections or motion through the water from seismic signals. The system includes two motion sensors. One sensor has a first response...
US20110149685 LIGHTWEIGHT INFLATABLE BOREHOLE RECEIVER UNIT FOR SEISMIC TESTING  
A borehole receiver for seismic testing has a support frame and an inflatable membrane configured to form a single, compact unit. The inflatable membrane has at least one sensor, such as an...
US20120307595 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISAMBIGUATING SHOOTER LOCATIONS WITH SHOCKWAVE-ONLY LOCATION  
The systems and methods described herein relate to an airborne shooter detection system having a plurality of sensors coupled to the body of an aircraft such as a helicopter. The sensors are...
US20090161489 Pest Deterrent  
An improved in-ground pest deterrent composed of a hollow plastic spike which houses a sonic pulse producer and is battery powered in which the sonic pulse producing circuitry is fixed and shielded...
US20140086013 METHOD FOR AN EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF A TRANSDUCER AND A SONAR SYSTEM USING THEREOF  
The present disclosure relates to an active sonar system including a transmitter; a transducer; and an impedance matching circuit, and a method of estimating an equivalent model parameter of a...
US20090080288 METHOD FOR CORRECTING INPUT SEISMIC TRACES FROM DISSIPATIVE EFFECTS  
A method and apparatus for correcting an input seismic trace. The method includes receiving the input seismic trace and creating a t by Q gather using the input seismic trace, where t represents...
US20100322033 MAST-MOUNTED SONAR  
The present invention relates to a sonar surveillance system for coastal protection and port surveillance comprising: an anchoring structure; a support mast designed to be mounted on the structure...
US20120075955 EFFICIENT SEISMIC SOURCE OPERATION IN CONNECTION WITH A SEISMIC SURVEY  
An embodiment includes determining whether first and second seismic sources are ready to perform seismic sweeps. When either of the first and the second seismic sources are determined to be unready...
US20120176867 ENHANCED SONAR MOUNT SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES  
Enhanced sonar mount structures, systems, and associated processes provide accurate, precise, and repeatable alignment of a sonar head in relation to a vessel, whether in or out of water. The...
US20090268563 Acoustic System  
An acoustic system includes a sound-electro converting device, a electro-wave converting device, and a sound wave generator. The electro-wave converting device is connected to the sound-electro...
US20110292765 Method for Bispectral Picking of Anelliptical NMO Correction Parameters  
Method of determining the velocity V and anellipticity η parameters for processing seismic traces in a common midpoint (CMP) gather comprising:—a preliminary step to define a plurality of nodes (d...
US20130201788 METHOD OF SEISMIC SOURCE INDEPENDENT OPERATION  
A method of controlling seismic data acquisition may include sending a first message to place a plurality of energy sources into an operating mode; sending a second message to place at least one of...
US20130322214 ULTRASOUND-BASED LOCALIZATION OF CLIENT DEVICES IN DISTRIBUTED COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AND RELATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
A plurality of spatially located ultrasound beacons are provided in known locations within a distributed communications system. Each of the ultrasound beacons is configured to emit ultrasound...
US20120014221 MONOLITHIC FLEXURE PRE-STRESSED ULTRASONIC HORNS  
A monolithic ultrasonic horn where the horn, backing, and pre-stress structures are combined in a single monolithic piece is disclosed. Pre-stress is applied by external flexure structures. The...
US20110211424 Acoustic Transducer for Swath Beams  
A swath beam acoustic transducer (100) for projecting and/or receiving acoustic swath beams (108). The transducer comprises an array of active acoustic elements (104) that are arranged to...
US20080043573 Generalized 3D Surface Multiple Prediction  
A method and apparatus for predicting a plurality of surface multiples for a plurality of target traces in a record of seismic data. In one embodiment, the method includes creating a file...
US20090245018 COMBINED PROBE AND CORRESPONDING SEISMIC MODULE FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF STATIC AND DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF THE SOIL  
A combined probe includes a dilatometer probe, a gas conduit coupled to the dilatometer probe for providing a gas connection between the dilatometer probe and an external gas source, a wire located...
US20080002525 Rotary pulser  
An improved energy efficient intelligent rotary pulser for generating a mud pulse in a MWD (measurement while drilling) application. In the rotary pulser, a control circuit activates a brushless...
US20120057428 CALIBRATION OF ULTRASOUND PROBES  
A method of calibrating an ultrasound probe includes mounting an ultrasound probe onto a calibration system, transmitting an ultrasound test signal from an element of the probe through a test...
US20110292760 SEISMIC EQUIPMENT HANDLING  
Launch and retrieval equipment for use in seismic testing and methods for seismic testing are described. Elements of the equipment may include a pivoting frame to hold the seismic equipment,...
US20110205840 SEISMIC EQUIPMENT HANDLING  
Launch and retrieval equipment for use in seismic testing and methods for seismic testing are described. Elements of the equipment may include a pivoting frame to hold the seismic equipment,...
US20120107051 Subsea Recovery of Swabbing Chemicals  
Apparatus and methods are described for subsea pipeline servicing, including dewatering and chemical containment. A subsea pipeline service skid has a containment bladder affixed to the skid and in...
US20110280102 METHODS FOR MAKING ACOUSTIC ANISOTROPY LOGGING WHILE DRILLING MEASUREMENTS  
A method for determining an acoustic anisotropy of a subterranean formation includes measuring acoustic wave slownesses at three or more toolface angles while rotating a logging while drilling tool...
US20110273966 Reducing Noise in Seismic Surveying Environment  
In one embodiment of the invention a method includes (a) operating a combustion engine at a first activity level corresponding to a first noise level; (b) charging an accumulator with a first...
US20110172920 PROCESS FOR GENERATING SPATIALLY CONTINUOUS WIND PROFILES FROM WIND PROFILER MEASUREMENTS  
A neural network process for improving wind retrievals from wind profiler measurements is described. In this invention, a neural network is trained to retrieve (missing or incomplete) upper level...
US20110103180 Solid Seismic Streamer cable and Method  
An apparatus includes a streamer cable having one or more seismic devices disposed within a polymer body and about a core. The polymer body includes a channel defined therein for receiving one or...
US20120147705 Occupancy Sensing With Selective Emission  
An occupancy sensing system includes a driver to emit energy in a space, and a sensor to detect energy reflected within the space. An electrical load for the space is controlled in response to an...
US20120294120 ULTRASONIC SPEAKER, PARAMETRIC SPEAKER HAVING THE SAME AND VEHICLE PROXIMITY ANNUNCIATOR DEVICE HAVING THE SAME  
An ultrasonic emission device is accommodated in a housing for generating an ultrasonic wave. The housing has an ultrasonic emission port for emitting the ultrasonic wave from the ultrasonic...
US20090147624 Sound Collection Environment Deciding Device, Sound Processing Device, Electronic Appliance, Sound Collection Environment Deciding Method and Sound Processing Method  
A sound collection environment deciding device for deciding whether the sound was collected in air or in water by utilizing an audio signal of collected sound is provided. Methods of Utilizing the...