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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...
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...
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...
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...
US20130176243 TOUCH-ENABLED REMOTE CONTROL  
A remote control device comprises a housing cover configured to mate with a touch-enabled surface configured to receive input gestures, and a battery holder disposed between the housing cover and...
US20120069703 SEISMIC STREAMER  
There is provided a solid seismic streamer cable for use in seismic surveying in marine environments. The streamer is characterised by a buffer layer 2 which is provided with a cut-out 50 and a...
US20100313659 SEISMIC STREAMER  
There is provided a solid seismic streamer cable for use in seismic surveying in marine environments. The streamer is characterised by a buffer layer 2 which is provided with a cut-out 50 and a...
US20140098632 Determining a Confidence Value for a Fracture Plane  
Systems, methods, and software can be used to determine a confidence value for a fracture plane. In some aspects, a subset of microseismic events associated with a fracture treatment of a...
US20110255368 Method for 2D and 3D electromagnetic field measurements using a towed marine electromagnetic survey system  
A method for acquiring electromagnetic data in at least two dimensions includes towing a first streamer cable behind a vessel in a body of water, the first streamer cable including a reference line...
US20090168599 IDENTIFYING THE Q-FACTOR USING MICROSEISMIC EVENT GENERATED S-CODA WAVES  
A method and system model of the formation and rock matrices in a well site. A microseismic event from a hydraulic fracture in a well bore is recorded at a monitoring well site. The S-coda wave...
US20090079199 ELECTRIC GENERATOR OPERATED BY RECIPROCATING WELLBORE PUMP AND MONITORING SYSTEM USED THEREWITH  
An electrical system for use with a sucker rod pump includes an electric generator configured to be operated by motion of a sucker rod string. The rod string is configured to transfer motive power...
US20130077435 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR STREAMER POSITIONING DURING MARINE SEISMIC EXPLORATION  
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for streamer positioning during marine seismic exploration. In one embodiment, a designated location for each of one or more transponders is determined based on...
US20120314540 HOLLOW REBAR FOR CROSSHOLE SONIC LOGGING ACCESS TUBES AND LONGITUDINAL CONCRETE REINFORCING IN DRILLED SHAFTS  
Hollow rebar may be used for structural reinforcement in a drilled shaft and to provide access tubes for a sonic integrity testing probe. Rebar (short for reinforcing bar) is steel bar used as a...
US20130301390 OCCUPANCY SENSING WITH SELECTIVE EMISSION  
A method includes energizing an ultrasound driver to emit ultrasonic energy in a space, sensing ultrasonic energy within the space, determining an occupancy condition of the space in response to...
US20130053053 LOCALIZATION OF MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS  
Various technologies pertaining to localizing multiple mobile computing devices in an indoor environment are described. Pairs of microphone arrays are selectively positioned in an indoor...
US20110273960 ANTENNA FOR SEISMIC SURVEY WITH UNIFORM SPATIAL SAMPLING IN WAVELENGTH  
The present invention concerns a method and an antenna for active and/or passive seismic survey, such as a particular geometric layout of a plurality of vibration sensors, each one of adequate...
US20130315038 TECHNIQUES FOR ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT DEVICES AND SYSTEMS  
Techniques for acoustic management of entertainment devices and systems are described. Various embodiments may include techniques for acoustically determining a location of a remote control or...
US20110005374 Restraint Device For Use in an Aquatic Environment  
A method and device for impeding the progress of a swimmer or a diver included a plurality of tendrils that can be launched into the path of a target and entangle the target.
US20110044128 Marine Seismic Streamer with Increased Skin Stiffness  
An apparatus includes a streamer having one or more seismic data acquisition devices enclosed within a skin. The skin has a modulus of elasticity of at least 30 MPa to attenuate a flow noise.
US20130173056 Short-Range Sonar  
A short-range sonar assembly. The assembly includes a local controller operably connected to a processing device and configured to receive instructions from the processing device, a first...
US20100074052 INTERBED MULTIPLE PREDICTION  
A method and apparatus for predicting interbed multiples is described herein. Trace geometries may be generated for one or more desired shot-side traces, one or more desired receiver-side traces,...
US20110292767 DETERMINING A QUANTITY OF A GIVEN MATERIAL IN A SUBTERRANEAN STRUCTURE  
A profile is produced based on measured survey data, where the profile contains indications corresponding to refraction events at different depths in a subterranean structure. Based on the profile...
US20130028054 Ultrasonic membrane  
An ultrasonic membrane having ultrasonic transmission(s) over the surface area of the membrane with circuitry to control transmission(s), it can be made to any size but can also be connected to...
US20120163125 METHOD OF ULTRASOUND TELEMETRY FOR DRONES, WITH DISCRIMINATION OF SPURIOUS ECHOES EMANATING FROM ANOTHER DRONE  
The method comprises: a) the emission of an ultrasound burst repeated at a predetermined recurrence frequency; and b) after each emission and for the duration of a time frame (n−1, n, n+1, . . . )...
US20130286771 ALTERNATIVE VIBRATOR ACTUATOR SOURCE  
The invention is an electric sweep type seismic vibrator source of the type used in seismic prospecting for hydrocarbons. The source uses an engine and generator combination to create electric...
US20130021877 Acoustic Deterrence  
A method of deterring mammals comprising configuring an acoustic deterrent system to emit an acoustic signal having characteristics which repel the mammals by eliciting an acoustic startle response...
US20110063946 MARINE SEISMIC ACQUISITION SYSTEM  
A marine cable for seismic surveys is described with a plurality of ceramic pressure sensors arranged in groups of at least two pressure sensors with a group output being representative of the...
US20110194375 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEISMIC SENSORS  
Methods and systems for determining coil eccentricity of seismic sensors configured or designed for use in seismic signal detection. A direct electrical current is applied to a moving coil of a...
US20130250723 SWEEP SEQUENCE DETERMINATION FOR OVERLAPPING SWEEPS  
An embodiment of the invention includes combining pseudorandom sweeps with an independent, or nearly independent, survey acquisition technique. Targeted design of pseudorandom sweeps can direct the...
US20140050052 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING SPATIAL POSITION OF INDICATOR OBJECT BY USING SOUND WAVE  
A method for detecting a spatial position of an indicator object by using sound waves. The method is adapted to be used with a sound wave transceiver device and a plurality of sound wave receiving...
US20120020183 SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR FOR DOWN-HOLE APPLICATIONS  
A method and apparatus for packaging a Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) piezoelectric device into a SAW tagging device for use in a harsh environment is provided. An exemplary SAW tagging device...
US20140064031 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SWATH OVERLAP DETECTION  
System and method for rapidly determining the geographic areas where spatial overlap of arbitrarily oriented (i.e. not just parallel) swath sensor data meets a pre-selected specified percentage of...
US20110261652 SELF-TUNING ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT SYSTEM  
In one embodiment, an acoustic distance measurement system can dynamically adjust its measurement frequency to a frequency that is within a preselected bandwidth of the resonant frequency of an...
US20130066240 ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER FOR SELECTIVELY GENERATING ULTRASOUND WAVES AND HEAT  
In order to provide heating means for an ultrasonic application setup, adapted for heating a sample (20) gently and fast and saving costs and space, an ultrasound transducer (10) capable of being...
US20110158041 Random Sampling for Geophysical Acquisitions  
The presently disclosed technique includes a method for geophysical survey having at least one source and one receiver, wherein the survey has two sets of survey locations within the survey area,...
US20130083627 REMOTE COMMUNICATION WITH SUBSEA RUNNING TOOLS VIA BLOWOUT PREVENTER  
An acoustic modem located on a blowout preventer stack communicates with a running tool acoustic modem located on a subsea running tool disposed within a subsea wellhead, tree or tubing spool. The...
US20130003497 STREAMER CABLE FOR USE IN MARINE SEISMIC EXPLORATION AND METHOD FOR REDUCING NOISE GENERATION IN MARINE SEISMIC EXPLORATION  
The present invention relates to a streamer cable for use in marine seismic exploration. Further, a method for reducing noise generation in marine seismic exploration is described, as well as a...
US20090028004 SYSTEM FOR MONITORING A PERSON  
A system (200) for monitoring a person (116), in particular a baby, is disclosed. The system (200) comprises a sound capturing unit (202) and a sound rendering unit (120). The sound capturing unit...
US20130155807 METHOD FOR DETERMINING POSITIONS OF SENSOR STREAMERS DURING GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING  
A method for determining geodetic position of at least one point on a geophysical sensor streamer towed by a vessel in a body of water includes determining geodetic positions of a plurality of...