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US20120236689 Acoustic transducers for underwater navigation and communication  
Methods and transducers for producing acoustical signals having a spiral wavefront with omnidirectional magnitude and a phase that varies with angle and transducers for producing broadband...
US20140185412 Rigid-Stem Active Method and System  
Disclosed arc methods and systems for using a rigid-stem assembly comprising a plurality of interconnected rigid stems in a marine survey. An embodiment discloses a geophysical sensor streamer...
US20130016587 ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER UNIT AND ULTRASONIC PROBE  
In an ultrasonic transducer unit comprising a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, each of the ultrasonic transducers is provided with a recess formed in one face of an insulating substrate, and a...
US20120106298 GESTURE RECOGNITION APPPARATUS AND METHOD  
The disclosure provides a gesture recognition apparatus and method. The gesture recognition apparatus includes an ultrasound transmitter, an ultrasound receiver, a dividing module, a computing...
US20140076543 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING MICROSEISMIC FRACTURE OPERATIONS  
A system and method of performing a microseismic fracture operation for a wellsite having a subterranean formation with a complex fracture network therein are provided. The method involves...
US20140226438 ASSIGNED SCHEDULED ACQUISITION PROCESS IN WIRELESS EXPLORATION  
Seismic survey systems and methods that utilize a source event schedule to autonomously generate source events with reference to a reference clock. In this regard, a source event controller may be...
US20110071751 SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING PROPELLANT MASS AND CENTER OF GRAVITY FOR A SPACE-BASED ASSET  
A system for determining a propellant content and a center of gravity in a three-axis stabilized spacecraft includes a ranging device that is coupled to an interior of a propellant tank of the...
US20130188458 MUT Circuit with an Electrically Controllable Membrane  
A micromachined ultrasonic transducer (MUT) circuit, which has a MUT with a MUT membrane that can vibrate back and forth to transmit an ultrasonic wave, electrically controls the movement of the...
US20100329075 METHOD FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE LOCALIZATION OF TOWED STREAMERS COMPRISING A STEP FOR DEFINING AND A STEP FOR GENERATING DISTINCT ACOUSTIC CYCLES  
A method for assistance in the localization of streamers towed by a vessel including at least one onboard acoustic controller, each streamer having: geophysical data sensors; acoustic means for...
US20080262738 Updating Information Regarding Sections of a Streamer That are in a Body of Water  
To perform a marine survey, a streamer is deployed into a body of water, where the streamer has plural first sensors to perform a subterranean survey. Indications are received from second sensors...
US20130329521 VARIABLE DEPTH STREAMER SRME  
Methods and systems for variable wavelet correction are described. A variable depth dataset is deghosted before presentation to a multiples prediction step of multiples elimination model. In...
US20130176818 VARIABLE DEPTH STREAMER SRME  
Methods and systems for variable wavelet correction are described. A variable depth dataset is deghosted before presentation to a multiples prediction step of multiples elimination model. In...
US20090122642 Bottom-sediment classification device and method  
A device and method for determining bottom sediment is provided. The method includes transmitting a pulse of a pulse width corresponding to a water-bottom depth, extracting a series of amplitude...
US20140293742 SOLID STREAMER CONNECTOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF  
Streamers used in mapping strata beneath a marine body are described, such as in a flexible neutrally buoyant towed array. A connector is used to longitudinally join a first and second streamer...
US20110141848 Optimizing a Seismic Survey for Source Separation  
A technique includes determining at least one parameter that characterizes a seismic survey in which multiple interfering seismic sources are fired and seismic sensors sense energy that is produced...
US20110144829 COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEM FOR BIRDS  
Provided is a bird countermeasure system. The bird countermeasure system includes a bird countermeasure robot configured to be operated through a remote command while patrolling or moving in an...
US20070258323 Method for Seismic Trace Decomposition and Reconstruction Using Multiple Wavelets  
The present invention has established a method for decomposing a seismic trace, which can be a pre-stack or post-stack seismic trace, into a set of seismic wavelets of different shapes and for...
US20120176859 MARINE SEISMIC STREAMERS  
The subject disclosure relates to seismic streamers. More specifically, the subject disclosure relates to seismic streamers with self healing properties.
US20130328688 EARTHQUAKE WARNING SYSTEM  
A method or system for detecting a seismic event includes detecting a primary wave of a seismic event using at least one sensor at a measurement location; using at least one parameter of the...
US20120067268 VERTICAL GLIDER ROBOT  
A subsea vertical glider robot which supports deployment in subsea oilfield activities is disclosed. This vertical glider robot can also be used in oceanographic research exploration. One...
US20140071789 MODULAR PORTABLE ULTRASOUND SYSTEMS  
The present invention relates to a lightweight, high resolution portable ultrasound system using components and methods to improve connectivity and ease of use. A preferred embodiment includes an...
US20110036281 Agricultural implement skew detection and correction  
A system for correcting skewing in an agricultural implement where the implement includes a plurality of ground engaging tools laterally spaced across a width of the implement and operative to...
US20120063262 SELF-PROPELLED BUOY FOR MONITORING UNDERWATER OBJECTS  
Various embodiments of the invention provide a buoy and system for monitoring divers and other underwater objects. In many embodiments, the buoy has capabilities to monitor a diver, obtain position...
US20140254310 Marine Streamer Having Variable Stiffness  
Disclosed are methods and systems for performing marine geophysical surveys that utilize a streamer having variable stiffness. An embodiment discloses a sensor streamer comprising: an outer...
US20130058196 ROBUST ULTRASONIC INDOOR POSITIONING SYSTEM WITH HIGH ACCURACY  
The present invention relates ultrasound positioning systems (300), and in particular to ultrasound positioning systems that utilize at least one stationary array-based ultrasound transmitter (310)...
US20130016582 SYSTEM FOR EXPLORATION OF SUBTERRANEAN STRUCTURES  
A system for communication through subterranean structures underneath a surface comprises at least one exploration tool adapted to penetrate into the underground, at least one transmitter, at least...
US20110242941 DISTANCE SENSOR FOR VEHICLE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR  
A distance sensor equipped with a mount for mounting the sensor in a mount hole of a bumper of a vehicle. The mount includes a casing with a sensor holder, a bezel, and a resin-made retainer. The...
US20130170319 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RESOLVING AN AMBIGUITY FROM A DIRECTION OF ARRIVAL ESTIMATE  
An apparatus for resolving an ambiguity from a DOA estimate includes a DOA estimate analyzer for analyzing the DOA estimate to obtain a plurality of ambiguous analysis parameters by using a bias...
US20110096626 Machine, Program Product and Method to Determine a First Arrival of a Seismic Trace  
Embodiments of a machine, program product and computer implemented method to perform a process of picking an initial first arrival from at least one trace of the plurality of seismic traces and a...
US20110286301 Seismic Streamer Shape Estimation  
A seismic streamer system and associated methods for estimating the shape of a laterally steered seismic streamer. The streamer is divided into a series of contiguous streamer segments by...
US20110205844 Systems and Methods for Modeling 3D Geological Structures  
Systems and methods for modeling a three-dimensional (3D) geological structure to improve maximum continuity interpolation. An integration method describes local anisotropic effects and introduces...
US20120206997 SOLAR POWERED MOLE AND GOPHER CHASER  
A pest repeller provided with a spring loaded contact system that removes the need for a fragile wire/connecting system and allows the use of replaceable rechargeable batteries without endangering...
US20120134239 MICRO SONIC TRANSMITTER  
The present disclosure is directed to a transmitter having a minimal size and weight with acceptable output and life performance. The transmitter may be powered by a single 1.5V battery, rather...
US20110199857 Wide Seismic Source Systems  
A wide-azimuth marine seismic survey system according to one or more aspects of the present disclosure may include a streamer array; a first source towed from a first vessel; a second source towed...
US20130170321 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSDUCER PULSE TRANSITIONS IN ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
Methods and systems for transitioning a transducer voltage between a first voltage level and a second voltage level are provided. A method includes pulling a transducer voltage to the first voltage...
US20110292761 Method for building velocity models for imaging in multi-azimuth marine seismic surveys  
A programmable computer is used to perform the following. 3D seismic data sets, corresponding to each azimuth in seismic data obtained from a multi-azimuth marine seismic survey, are migrated in...
US20140180634 SMALL FORM-FACTOR DISTANCE SENSOR  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to determining a distance from a mobile device to a remote object or a size of the remote object.
US20110066399 SMALL FORM-FACTOR DISTANCE SENSOR  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to determining a distance from a mobile device to a remote object or a size of the remote object.
US20130155809 Method and Device for Managing the Acoustic Performances of a Network of Acoustic Nodes Arranged Along Towed Acoustic Linear Antennas  
A method and apparatus are provided for managing the acoustic performances of a network of acoustic nodes arranged along towed acoustic linear antennas. The network of acoustic nodes is adapted to...
US20140340992 SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR HUMAN PRESENCE DETECTION BASED ON AUDIO  
Methods, systems and computer program products that allow for the determination of human presence in a room where content is being presented. The audio that is associated with the content may be...
US20120176861 SHOT SCHEDULING LIMITS FOR SEISMIC ACQUISITION WITH SIMULTANEOUS SOURCE SHOOTING  
According to an embodiment of the instant invention there is provided a method for collecting a blended source seismic survey that utilizes new approach to determining a random time separation...
US20130218012 Determining Material Stiffness Using Multiple Aperture Ultrasound  
Changes in tissue stiffness have long been associated with disease. Systems and methods for determining the stiffness of tissues using ultrasonography may include a device for inducing a...
US20140177389 Use of Lamb and SH Attenuations to Estimate Cement Vp and Vs in Cased Borehole  
A method of determining properties of a bonding material disposed outside of a casing in a borehole includes at least two of the following three pairs of operations: (1) inducing an acoustic wave...
US20140016434 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF CONTROLLING TOWING SPEED OF A SENSOR STREAMER  
Controlling towing speed of a sensor streamer. At least some of the of the embodiments are methods including: towing a sensor streamer through water at a towing speed; releasing interrogating...
US20130121114 Seismic Wave Emitting Device for Marine Seismic Acquisition and Method for Implementation Thereof  
The invention concerns a device for emitting seismic waves designed to operate by being towed by a vessel. The device of the invention comprises a support of elongated shape; at least one seismic...
US20130215712 Method for Assessing the Effectiveness of Modifying Transmissive Networks of Natural Reservoirs  
Described herein are various embodiments of methods and corresponding hardware and software that are configured to illuminate or image the permeability field around or near a well that is to be...
US20080137480 Method of Building a Subsurface Velocity Model  
A method is provided for building a subsurface velocity model from a plurality of bins of marine acquired seismic traces of the subsurface.
US20130336087 MARINE VIBRATOR SWEEPS  
Marine seismic survey using one or more marine seismic vibrators, where the vibrator sweep function is based on a quality requirement, which may be a final image quality requirement or an...
US20130016585 VARIABLE POWER FISH FINDER  
A device having a digital controller, a power amplifier, a sonar transducer, and a sonar receiver communicatively coupled to the digital controller. The digital controller provides a power control...
US20140269185 TIME-LAPSE MONITORING  
Described herein are implementations of various technologies for a method. The method may receive a baseline survey dataset for a region of interest. The method may obtain a transformed dataset...