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US20140187945 Ultrasound Probe  
An ultrasound probe (10) comprises a pair of one dimensional transducer modules (1, 2) arranged in-line but set apart from each other in a shallow ā€œVā€ shape. This allows a wide gap for needle man...
US20110170372 WALKAWAY VSP CALIBRATED SONIC LOGS  
Methods and related systems are described relating to processing subsurface sonic and seismic data. The described techniques use anisotropy estimates derived from a walkaway VSP to calibrate...
US20120281507 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OVERPINGING SYNTHETIC APERTURE SONAR TRANSMITTERS  
The systems and methods described herein relate to systems and methods for synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) or radar including overpinging with multiple SAS transmitters.
US20130215714 METHOD, DEVICE AND NODE FOR SEABED SEISMIC ACQUISITION  
The invention concerns a method for seabed seismic acquisition. According to the invention, a pair of geophones (3a, 3b) is placed on the seabed and mounted in opposite directions so that the axes...
US20140334258 DISPOSABLE ANTIFOULING COVERS FOR GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY EQUIPMENT  
Disposable antifouling covers for geophysical survey equipment. At least of example embodiments are methods including deploying marine geophysical survey equipment. The deploying may include:...
US20150085603 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE FAR FIELD SIGNATURE OF A SOURCE IN WIDE AZIMUTH SURVEYS  
Systems and methods for determining the far field signature of a source in wide azimuth surveys are disclosed. The method includes determining a position of a first sensor and a source. The first...
US20140362665 LAND STREAMER SURVEYING USING MULTIPLE SOURCES  
Various examples are provided for land streamer seismic surveying using multiple sources. In one example, among others, a method includes disposing a land streamer in-line with first and second...
US20110188350 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEPTH DETERMINATION OF AN IMPULSE ACOUSTIC SOURCE  
A system and method for making an accurate estimate of the activation depth for an impulse acoustic source includes recording sounds produced by the activation of the underwater impulse acoustic...
US20110280100 METHOD FOR SEISMIC ACQUISITION ON THE SEABED, GUIDING EQUIPMENT, SEISMIC ACQUISITION EQUIPMENT AND SEISMIC ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS METHOD  
The invention relates to a method for acquiring seismic data at a plurality of positions spread out over a zone on the seabed which includes transmitting acoustic waves in the water layer above the...
US20130003499 INTERFEROMETRIC METHOD OF ENHANCING PASSIVE SEISMIC EVENTS  
The interferometric method of enhancing passive seismic events includes the step of cross-correlation (CC) of the trace recorded at a reference receiver location with the traces recorded at the...
US20090092006 SEISMIC STREAMER PLATFORM  
A technique includes designing a streamer, which includes a cable and seismic sensors based at least in part on a relationship between vibration noise and a bending stiffness of the cable.
US20120201098 COMPENSATION FOR DEPTH FINDERS  
System and methods for compensating a depth signal for a depth finder of a boat. In one embodiment, a compensation system is implemented between the depth finder and a transducer mounted on the...
US20110255372 COMPENSATION FOR DEPTH FINDERS  
System and methods are disclosed for compensating a depth signal for a depth finder of a boat. In one embodiment, a compensation system is implemented between the depth finder and a transducer...
US20150117153 ADAPTIVE TRANSMITTER CLUSTER AREA FOR ULTRASONIC LOCATIONING SYSTEM  
A system and method for ultrasonic locationing of a mobile device within an environment using an adaptive transmitter cluster area includes a first step of providing a plurality of fixed ultrasonic...
US20130294196 INVERSION USING A FILTERING OPERATOR  
To perform inversion to produce a model of a structure, a filtering operator based at least on an angle between a propagating direction of a source wavefield and a propagating direction of a...
US20140043938 Cased-Hole Radial Profiling of Shear Parameters from Sonic Measurements  
Cased-hole radial profiling of shear parameters from sonic measurements is disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include determining a variation of a first shear modulus at a first radial...
US20140036634 THREE-DIMENSIONAL MECHANICAL ULTRASONIC PROBE  
A three-dimensional mechanical ultrasound probe includes a base; a transducer for emitting an ultrasonic signal; a driven wheel with a hole, the driven wheel being connected to the transducer, the...
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...
US20150078128 METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING CONTINUOUS SEISMIC SURVEY  
The present invention relates to a method for synchronizing continuous seismic survey. In particular, the present invention employs a semaphore scheme for the vibes to autonomously and continuously...
US20150003192 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...
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)...
US20150117156 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ULTRASOUND IDENTIFICATION AND MANIPULATION OF MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS  
A system and method for resolving and/or mechanically manipulating molecular bonds. A method for resolving molecular bonds includes applying ultrasound to molecules to be manipulated. A magnetic...
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...
US20150043309 ULTRASONIC LOCATIONING USING FLIGHT TIME CALCULATED FROM COUNTER OFFSETS  
Using counter offsets to allow flight time calculation in an ultrasonic locationing system includes ultrasonic transmitters for emitting ultrasonic bursts, each transmitter having a counter and a...
US20150071032 SOURCE UMBILICAL CABLE WITHOUT FUNCTIONING POWER CABLES  
Techniques are disclosed relating to the operation of a source umbilical cable without functioning power cables from the source umbilical cable. Techniques are disclosed relating to a source...