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8773952 Apparatus and method to track positions of multiple sound sources  
Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method to track positions of multiple sound sources which can simultaneously track the positions of multiple sound sources. Sound signals input to an array of...
8767514 Telemetric sensing using micromachined ultrasonic transducer  
Implementations of a cMUT have a telemetric antenna operative to telemetrically transmit an output signal generated by the cMUT in reception mode (RX). The cMUT generates the output signal by...
8764664 Methods and apparatus for conformable medical data acquisition pad and configurable imaging system  
A conformable medical data acquisition pad and configurable imaging system. The conformable pad may comprise a carrier base having a plurality of transceivers in operative association with an...
8767506 Using higher order harmonics to determine acoustic impedance of material behind borehole casings  
An acoustic logging tool emits a wideband acoustic pulse toward an inside surface of a borehole casing and an acoustic response is received. The acoustic response is analyzed at one or more higher...
8767513 Ultrasound transducer array, method of manufacturing ultrasound transducer array and ultrasound endoscope  
An ultrasound transducer array according to an embodiment includes a substrate, a plurality of groove-like recesses arranged at a predetermined interval on one surface of the substrate, a cell...
8766845 Object detection with a multistatic array using singular value decomposition  
A method and system for detecting the presence of subsurface objects within a medium is provided. In some embodiments, the detection system operates in a multistatic mode to collect radar return...
8767511 Method for global acoustic positioning of a marine or submarine target  
A method for the global acoustic positioning of the USBL or SBL type of a marine or submarine target is more accurate than the method used by known USBL or SBL systems, while applying a network of...
8767507 Method for determination of the oil formation's water-flooding area radius in the wellbore zone  
A method includes installing at least one grounded electrode at a certain distance away from the well sufficient enough to avoid electrical breakdowns and connecting a high-voltage electric...
8767508 Using seismic P and S arrivals to determine shallow velocity structure  
Method for estimating a model of seismic velocity in a subsurface region from seismic data (31) recorded on 3-component instruments. The method measures the apparent incidence angle (32) of a...
8767512 Multi-frequency ultra wide bandwidth transducer  
Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) arrays and techniques for frequency shaping in pMUT arrays are described, for example to achieve both high frequency and low frequency...
8767509 Method and device for measuring a contour of the ground  
A method for measuring a contour of the ground by means of a transmitting arrangement for the directed emission of sound signals and by means of a receiving arrangement including at least two...
8766846 Accident prevention system and a vehicle including the accident prevention system  
A vehicle with an accident prevention system is disclosed. The vehicle also has a foot brake for stopping the vehicle. The system includes a sensor arrangement for sensing an object behind a rear...
8767505 In-sea power generation for marine seismic operations  
A method for conducting seismic operations includes the steps of deploying a seismic streamer carrying an electrically powered device from a vessel into water having waves, providing an in-sea...
8764665 Methods and apparatuses of microbeamforming with adjustable fluid lenses  
An acoustic probe (100, 300) includes an acoustic transducer (15, 444), and a plurality of variably-refracting acoustic lens elements (10, 210a, 210b, 442) coupled to the acoustic transducer. Each...
8767510 Method for controlling transducers of an ultrasonic probe, corresponding computer program and ultrasonic probe device  
A method for controlling ultrasonic transducers of an ultrasonic probe for inspecting an object includes: iterated at least twice, receiving from the transducers new measurement signals; measuring...
8760974 Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic imaging apparatus  
Artifacts due to lateral wave that occurs in a substrate of a Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasonic Transducer is reduced. The substrate thickness of the ultrasonic transducer is set in an optimum...
8760964 Methods and systems for efficiently acquiring towed streamer seismic surveys  
Methods and systems for efficiently acquiring towed streamer marine seismic data are described. One method and system comprises positioning a plurality of source-only tow vessels and one or more...
8760968 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...
8760971 Method for controlling an ultrasonic sensor and ultrasonic sensor  
An ultrasonic sensor has: a diaphragm that includes at least two partial regions for emitting and/or receiving ultrasonic signals, the two partial regions possessing different resonance...
8761691 Method of providing user interface and mobile terminal using the same  
A method of providing a user interface according to a user characteristic and a mobile terminal using the same are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a display unit for displaying data on a...
8760973 Carbon nanotube polymer composite hose wall  
An acoustic array hose is provided for towing behind a marine vessel. The acoustic array includes acoustic sensors, a hydraulic fill-fluid circumferentially surrounding the acoustic sensors, and...
8760965 Time lapse marine seismic surveying employing interpolated multicomponent streamer pressure data  
In a first aspect, a method for use in a time lapse, marine seismic survey includes accessing a set of acquired, multicomponent seismic data; and interpolating a set of time lapse seismic data...
8760972 Method and apparatus for broadcasting an acoustic signal from a micro-device  
The invention provides devices and methods for using acoustics to communicate between a macro-scale transceiver and a micro-device or between multiple micro-devices. The micro-devices may...
8760970 Method for detection of a plume of a first fluid within a second fluid  
Methods and systems for detecting a plume of a first fluid in a second fluid using an acoustic wave are provided, where the first fluid has a different acoustic index of refraction than the second...
8760966 Joint interpretation of Rayleigh waves and remote sensing for near-surface geology  
A computer implemented technique for use in seismic data interpretation and, more particularly, with respect to near-surface geological structures, includes a computer-implemented method,...
8760963 Synchronous recording system and synchronous recording method  
A synchronous recording system is configured with a first seismograph and a second seismograph. The first seismograph includes a sensor, a GPS receiver, a data buffer, and a synchronous...
8761939 Robot system and control method thereof  
A robot system and a control method thereof in which, when a robot is located in a docking region, the robot calculates a distance by emitting infrared rays and detecting ultrasonic waves...
8760031 Electromechanical transducer and method for manufacturing the same which suppresses lowering of sensitivity while a protective layer is formed  
An electromechanical transducer of the present invention includes a first electrode, a vibrating membrane formed above the first electrode through a gap, a second electrode formed on the vibrating...
8760969 System and method for detecting and measuring phenomena relating to altimetric variations in the seafloor  
A system and method for detecting and measuring phenomena relating to altimetric variations in the seafloor. The system including an autonomous submarine vehicle equipped with at least one...
8760967 Generating an angle domain common image gather  
A technique includes processing first data indicative of a first image of a subsurface region of interest on a machine to generate second data indicative of a second image. The first image is...
8760962 Method for adjusting the sensitivity of ultrasonic sensors  
A method for adjusting the sensitivity of ultrasonic sensors for detecting the distance of objects from a vehicle. A sensor sensitivity is set selected so that a sonic lobe is transmitted which...
8755251 Ground rodent repeller  
A ground rodent repeller includes a main rod, a cover, a battery base and a control circuit board. One end of the main rod has an opening and a first screw thread. The cover has a second screw...
8755248 Unipole and bipole acoustic logging while drilling tools  
An acoustic logging while drilling tool includes a single unipole acoustic transmitter longitudinally and azimuthally spaced apart from a single linear array of unipole acoustic receivers. In...
8754758 Automatic fitting of haptic effects  
A system is provided that automatically generates one or more haptic effects from source data, such as audio source data. The system fits the one or more haptic effects to the source data by...
8754489 Ultrasonic transducer and manufacturing method  
An ultrasonic transducer includes a first electrode, a first insulation film covering the first electrode, a hollow part overlapping the first electrode on the first insulation film, a second...
8755250 Line array doppler processing  
A method is taught to extract more information about the motion of an acoustic wave emitter moving relative to a line array of hydrophones that are part of a sonar system by determining the...
8755249 Automatic dispersion extraction of multiple time overlapped acoustic signals  
Slowness dispersion characteristics of multiple possibly interfering signals in broadband acoustic waves as received by an array of two or more sensors are extracted without using a physical...
8755252 Acoustics for power and communication in small devices  
The invention provides devices and methods for using acoustics to communicate between a macro-scale transceiver and a micro-device or between multiple micro-devices. The micro-devices may...
8754757 Automatic fitting of haptic effects  
A system is provided that automatically generates one or more haptic effects from source data, such as audio source data. The system fits the one or more haptic effects to the source data by...
8755546 Sound processing apparatus, sound processing method and hearing aid  
A sound processing apparatus, a sound processing method and a hearing aid efficiently emphasize the sound of an utterer regardless of the distance between microphones. The sound processing...
8750077 Acoustic ranging system for multi-line towed acoustic arrays  
An acoustic ranging system and method of use is provided that measures the magnitude of the separation of a pair of towed acoustic line arrays at a discrete point along the length of each array....
8750075 Acoustic transceiver with adjacent mass guided by membranes  
An acoustic transceiver assembly including a housing, an oscillator, and at least one membrane. The housing has at least one inner wall defining a cavity. The housing also has a first end and a...
8750074 Anisotropic parameter determination  
A walkaway VSP survey is carried out using a receiver array. First arrivals to a plurality of receivers are picked and used to estimate a normal-moveout (NMO) velocity. Using the NMO velocity and...
8750071 Sensor function for controlling at a variable transmission frequency for the purpose of detecting contamination  
In a method for functional testing of a mechanical vibration sensor, a vibration signal is generated on the vibration component of the vibration sensor with the aid of a periodic excitation...
8750072 Seismic imaging systems and methods employing a fast target-oriented illumination calculation  
In various disclosed seismic imaging systems and methods, a fast target-oriented illumination calculation technique is employed to obtain a data volume or “matrix” of approximate illumination...
8750073 Seismic data acquisition and source-side derivatives generation and application  
The technologies described herein include systems and methods for performing a first seismic survey and performing a second seismic survey after a predetermined amount of time has lapsed between...
8749399 System and method for downhole telemetry  
A system and method are provided for providing electromagnetic (EM) measurement-while-drilling (MWD) telemetry capabilities using an existing mud-pulse MWD tool. An EM tool intercepts the output...
8749294 Low pin count high voltage ultrasound transmitter and method therefor  
An integrated single channel or multi-channel ultrasound transmitter that minimizes the number of input connections to a controller such as an FPGA, field programmable gate array, or a custom...
8750076 Position detection system, transmission device, reception device, position detection method and position detection program  
To enable precise calculation of a propagation time of a direct wave which arrives the earliest from an ultrasonic emission source without being affected by a reflected wave. A plurality of...
8743660 System for coupling acoustics waves in small devices  
The invention provides devices and methods for using acoustics to communicate between a macro-scale transceiver and a micro-device or between multiple micro-devices. The micro-devices may...