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US20090016157 Non-rigid cable for deployment of ocean bottom seismometers  
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...
US20140198607 SIMULTANEOUS SHOOTING NODAL ACQUISITION SEISMIC SURVEY METHODS  
A method of performing a seismic survey including: deploying nodal seismic sensors at positions in a survey region; activating a plurality of seismic sources; and using the nodal seismic sensors...
US20140254314 STREAMER DESIGN FOR GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING  
An apparatus is disclosed that includes a solid-core streamer with particle motion sensors disposed within the solid core. Some embodiments may additionally include one or more pressure sensors...
US20110158045 System for adjusting geophysical sensor streamer front end towing depth  
A system for towing a marine geophysical sensor streamer includes a lead in line extending from a tow vessel. A streamer front end termination is coupled to an end of the lead in line and to a...
US20140151036 Distributed Clamps For A Downhole Seismic Source  
The present disclosure relates to increasing the output power of a clamped seismic or acoustic source disposed in a wellbore without damaging the borehole/casing/cement. One or more sources are...
US20120212350 UNDERWATER TETHERED TELEMETRY PLATFORM  
A submersible telemetry platform includes a body and lift-generating surface(s) configured to provide lift to the body when a fluid flows thereacross. The platform includes attitude control...
US20140169138 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPELLING PESTS IN GREENHOUSE  
Provided is a method for repelling pests from a greenhouse which is open and closed by a vent, and the method includes recognizing a pest which lives in or may possibly come into a greenhouse,...
US20120082005 MINER ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION AND LOCATION SYSTEM  
A miner communication and locating system is disclosed. Two technologies used in the system include a communicator, and a locator array that may be used with a computer. The communicator portion...
US20140301161 MARINE SEISMIC SURVEY AND METHOD USING AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES AND UNDERWATER BASES  
A seismic survey system records seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The system includes at least two underwater bases and plural autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that carry...
US20120092960 MONITORING USING DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC SENSING (DAS) TECHNOLOGY  
Methods and systems are provided for performing acoustic sensing by utilizing distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) along a length of a conduit, such that the sensing is performed with the functional...
US20120039151 MUD PULSE TELEMETRY SYNCHRONOUS TIME AVERAGING SYSTEM  
Apparatus and methods for removing the effects of directional drilling systems drilling fluid pulses to allow a MWD mud pulse telemetry system to operate without interference. The methodology is...
US20130208568 Sonar Assembly for Reduced Interference  
A sonar transducer assembly includes a housing mountable to a water craft capable of traversing a surface of a body of water. The sonar transducer assembly includes a linear downscan...
US20150138919 METHODS FOR CONTROLLING TOWED MARINE SENSOR ARRAY GEOMETRY  
A method for towing a streamer array includes moving a vessel along a body of water. Streamers are towed by vessel. A relative position is determined at selected points along each streamer with...
US20140254322 Telemetry Coding and Surface Detection for a Mud Pulser  
A method for receiving an encoded integer includes acquiring a digitized waveform including a first plurality of pulses distributed among a second plurality of time slots, locating each of the...
US20110019501 Acoustic Anisotropy and Imaging by Means of High Resolution Azimuthal Sampling  
In an acoustic logging system utilizing one or more acoustic sources, each with a specified radiation pattern around a source orientation, an acoustic signal is transmitted into a formation with a...
US20090316525 MARINE SEISMIC STREAMER SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR NON-LINEAR SEISMIC SURVEY NAVIGATION  
Methods for determining by acoustic ranging relative positions of marine seismic streamers in a network of streamers are described, as well as streamer configurations and systems which overcome...
US20130250730 METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE INSTALLATION OF BLIND RIVETS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INSTALLING BLIND RIVETS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING A PATTERN, AND AIRCRAFT  
A method for evaluating installation of blind rivets including measuring the “cycle time” represented “y0”, transmitting sound waves through the blind rivet installed in the structure, measuring...
US20140269172 ANTI-FOULING SEISMIC STREAMER  
A seismic streamer and associated method are provided. The seismic streamer may include a seismic streamer core having a cylindrical configuration. A melt-processable thermoplastic layer may be...
US20110069582 SLANT-STACK FOR TIME GATHER TO ANGLE GATHER CONVERSION  
A method to correct errors in a conversion from time gather to angle gather using slant stacks wherein the slant stacking is performed along a direction that is normal to a dip or along three...
US20130188456 LOCALIZATION USING MODULATED AMBIENT SOUNDS  
Systems and methods for determining the location of a microphone by using sounds played from loudspeakers at known locations. Systems and methods may thereby require a minimal level of...
US20100002076 USING CAMERAS IN CONNECTION WITH A MARINE SEISMIC SURVEY  
A technique includes obtaining data indicative of images of a marine seismic source event, which are acquired by underwater cameras and processing the data to determine an attribute (a seismic...
US20120008458 METHOD TO ATTENUATE STRONG MARINE SEISMIC NOISE  
Methods to attenuating strong marine seismic noises using singular value decomposition, determining noisiest traces and estimating noise components only from these traces, iteratively estimating...
US20150025796 Aircraft Location System for Locating Aircraft in Water Environments  
A method and apparatus for an aircraft location system comprising an aircraft structure and a number of acoustic reflectors associated with the aircraft structure. The number of acoustic...
US20130070556 Aircraft Location System for Locating Aircraft in Water Environments  
A method and apparatus for an aircraft location system comprising an aircraft structure and a number of acoustic reflectors associated with the aircraft structure. The number of acoustic...
US20140057677 Tablet or Smart Phone Compatible Fish Finder Device  
A fish finder system, comprising a sonar gadget, which communicates with a display device via digital wireless communication. The system contains a software product, which runs both on the sonar...
US20140355379 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MARINE SURVEY ACQUISITION  
Methods and systems for marine survey acquisition are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is provided that may deploy a marine seismic spread that includes a first seismic source, a second...
US20140321235 ACOUSTIC SONAR IMAGING AND DETECTION SYSTEM FOR FIREFIGHTING APPLICATIONS  
Techniques for navigating a high temperature low visibility environment are supported. A system may employ appropriate sonar signals to determine and display the location or distance to remote...
US20060227662 Stretch free trace processing using block move sum and phase-based move out corrected data  
The present invention is directed to generating moveout data for a gather with reduced or substantially eliminated stretch and with improved resolution of potentially overlapping events. In one...
US20130064039 ACOUSTIC LOGGING WHILE DRILLING TOOL WITH ACTIVE CONTROL OF SOURCE ORIENTATION  
The subject disclosure relates to sonic logging while drilling. A transmitter and at least one receiver are mounted on a drill collar for performing sonic investigations of the formation...
US20130336094 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING DRIVER PHONE USE LEVERAGING CAR SPEAKERS  
Systems and methods for determining a location of a device in a space in which speakers are disposed. The methods involve receiving a Combined Audio Signal (“CAS”) by an MCD microphone. The CAS is...
US20110042080 DETERMINING FRACTURE ORIENTATION USING WELLBORE ACOUSTIC RADIAL PROFILES  
A method for performing field operations including obtaining a first set of acoustic radial profiles of a subterranean formation prior to induction of a fracture disposed about the wellbore,...
US20130003501 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING HIDDEN OR BURIED NON-CONDUCTIVE PIPES AND LEAKS THEREFROM  
Methods and apparatus for locating a hidden or buried non-conductive fluid pipe and leaks therefrom are presented in which a current signal is injected into fluid in a hidden or buried non...
US20070140057 Location and ranging system for divers  
A location and ranging system for divers is disclosed, which indicates to a diver the position of, and range to, a boat (or other platform) with respect to the diver's current location. For...
US20150055435 SEISMIC CABLE WITH ADJUSTABLE BUOYANCY  
A method and apparatus for a seismic cable is described. In one embodiment, a method for performing a seismic survey in a water column is described. The method comprises providing a length of...
US20130308421 SEISMIC CABLE WITH ADJUSTABLE BUOYANCY  
A method and apparatus for a seismic cable is described. In one embodiment, a method for performing a seismic survey in a water column is described. The method comprises providing a length of...
US20120026835 SUBSURFACE IMAGING METHOD USING VIRTUAL SOURCES DISTRIBUTED UNIFORMLY OVER THE SUBSURFACE  
There are provided a subsurface imaging apparatus and method for modeling a subsurface structure by solving a wavefield equation by waveform inversion. A virtual source that generates an observed...
US20150023137 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING CONTROLLED VIBRATIONS FOR BOREHOLE COMMUNICATIONS  
A system for producing controlled vibrations within a borehole comprises a vibration mechanism an impact to produce a plurality of vibration beats. The vibration mechanism is located substantially...
US20110017512 INSTRUMENTATION OF APPRAISAL WELL FOR TELEMETRY  
The present disclosure relates to a telemetry system for use in developing a field of wells. The telemetry system has a first downhole device capable of transmitting and/or receiving signals...
US20140133276 Telemetry System, a Pipe and a Method of Transmitting Information  
The invention relates to a telemetry system for use in a pipe having a wall, comprising a transmitter adapted to generate at least one acoustic wave in a frequency range of about 50-300 kHz and to...
US20120026839 PEST-CONTROL DEVICE  
A pest-control device that repels pests with sound is illustrated and described. The pest-control device can, for example, be plugged into a standard wall socket. Sound-transmission openings in...
US20150244472 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION USING ULTRASONIC MESSAGES  
A device includes an audio capture device for receiving an audio signal in an ultrasonic frequency range. The device includes a processor to determine whether the received audio signal corresponds...
US20140313855 ACOUSTIC GENERATOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND WELL SYSTEMS  
A well system and associated method can include an acoustic generator which can be used to excite a formation with acoustic waves transmitted from the acoustic generator. Another well system and...
US20140112104 ULTRASONIC LOCATIONING USING ONLY TIME DIFFERENCE OF ARRIVAL MEASUREMENTS  
A method and system for ultrasonic locationing using time difference of arrival measurements includes an ultrasonic receiver including three microphones each disposed on a periphery of a housing...
US20130250725 RETRIEVABLE VERTICAL GEOPHONE CABLE AND METHOD  
A method and a retrievable vertical geophone cable for collecting seismic data underground. The retrievable vertical geophone cable includes an envelope having a first end at which a connector...
US20130044569 SONAR NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A method for pre-determining an underwater objects GPS position using a rotatable scan sonar unit linked to a boat, magnetic compass and GPS receiver. This system determines the underwater objects...
US20150078137 METHOD FOR UNLOCKING DOOR, METHOD FOR RENTING ASSET AND SYSTEM THEREOF  
A method for unlocking a door, a method for renting asset and a system thereof are provided in the present invention. The door includes an audio receiver, and the method includes the steps of:...
US20110316694 OVERHANG WARNING DEVICE  
Suspended or overhanging of obstructions are selectively signaled to an individual by a device that can worn by an individual. The device includes a first sensor that is oriented to selectively...
US20110251968 Methods for Emergency Mine Communications Using Acoustic Waves Time Synchronization and Digital Signal Processing  
Acoustic waves are transmitted bidirectionally through-the-earth in a simple robust architecture in combination with signal-to-roise reduction techniques which ensure the ability to communicate...
US20050162978 Method of increasing avian safety in and around wind-powered electricity production facilities  
A method of preventing bird deaths in wind-powered power plants. The method involves, forcing the birds away from the windmills by means of a strong ultrasonic transducer. Once this is...
US20140362662 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MARINE SEISMIC ACQUISITION  
Method and system for improving azimuth distribution. The system includes plural streamers towed by a streamer vessel; a central source towed by the streamer vessel; first and second front sources...