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8744580 Implantable medical device with integrated acoustic transducer  
An implantable medical device comprises a hermetically sealed housing having a housing wall with an interior surface, and an ultrasonic acoustic transducer, the transducer comprising one or more...
8742947 Parking space monitoring device  
A parking space monitoring device that calculates a parking space with higher accuracy. The parking space monitoring device includes an obstacle detection unit (2, 3, 4) that uses a relative...
8743654 Reflectivity maps  
Systems and methods for embedding three-dimensional targets in realistic sonar images are provided. An actual or synthetic sonar image is first created and a reflectivity map is produced...
8743656 Method of seismic data processing  
The invention relates to a method of seismic data processing, wherein the data includes a set of seismic traces, with each trace including a signal that has been recorded by a sensor after having...
8743655 Control system for positioning of marine seismic streamers  
A method of controlling a streamer positioning device (18) configured to be attached to a marine seismic streamer (12) and towed by seismic survey vessel (10) and having a wing and a wing motor...
8743659 Systems and methods for communicating in a multi-device environment  
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...
8743658 Systems and methods for blind localization of correlated sources  
A system and a method for a blind direction of arrival estimation is provided for a nonlinear 1-dimensional array of M receivers of J
8744134 Device and method for displaying full azimuth angle domain image data  
A device, system, and method for displaying seismic image data may include computing, from a wide-azimuth data set, a discrete data set associated with an image function at a seismic image point....
8743657 Resolution analysis using vector components of a scattered acoustic intensity field  
A target analysis method that includes the steps of: illuminating a target with acoustic waves; positioning a device at multiple acoustic vector sensing positions about the target in a scattered...
8737507 Method for transmitting of reference signals and determination of precoding matrices for multi-antenna transmission  
Determining transmitter antenna weights at a base station having more available transmit antennas than the available number of reference signals can be performed by transmitting reference signals...
8737170 Ultrasonic grasshopper and pest deterrent  
Disclosed is an ultrasonic pest deterrent device adapted for use in greenhouses and gardens, comprising a printed circuit board, output signal transducer and a housing adapted to shroud the...
8737171 MEMS device and process  
A MEMS capacitive transducer with increased robustness and resilience to acoustic shock. The transducer structure includes a flexible membrane supported between a first volume and a second volume,...
8737169 Dog repelling device  
A dog repelling device for bicyclists that includes a housing that houses a battery-powered timer-controlled ultrasonic pulse emitter and that is releasably attached to a bicycle handle bar with...
8737166 Annihilator based wave inversion  
A method for verifying the accuracy of a wave velocity model. The method may include generating an extended image using the wave velocity model, operating on the extended image using an...
8737168 System and method for automatic determination of the physical location of data center equipment  
The invention is directed to a system and method for automatic discovery of the physical location of at least one device in a data center, the device having an associated ultrasonic emitter. The...
8737165 Interferometric seismic data processing for a towed marine survey  
A method for processing seismic data. The method includes receiving the seismic data acquired at two or more sensors on a towed marine survey and regularizing the received seismic data into a...
8737164 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
8737163 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...
8737172 Hull mounted linear sonar array  
A hull-mounted sonar array is provided. The array comprises a linear arrangement of hydrophones disposed within a generally D-shaped housing. The D-shaped housing comprises a generally flat...
8731340 Systems and methods for minimally-invasive optical-acoustic imaging  
An imaging guidewire can include one or more optical fibers communicating light along the guidewire. At or near its distal end, one or more blazed or other fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) directs...
8730761 Attenuating noise in seismic data  
The technologies described herein include systems and methods for reducing noise in seismic data. More specifically, implementations may determine an amount of over-sampling for a frequency range...
8730765 Method and device for measuring a profile of the ground  
A method for measuring a profile of the ground involves using a transmitting arrangement, which is attached to a watercraft, for the directed emission of sound signals into an underwater area and...
8730763 Methods and apparatus to optimize parameters in a downhole environment  
Methods and apparatus to optimize parameters in a downhole environment are described. An example downhole tool includes a transmitter to transmit a signal into a subterranean formation and one or...
8730762 Automatic programmed acquisition using downhole seismic sources  
The present disclosure relates to making seismic measurements using a seismic source disposed in a wellbore. One or more seismic sources are provided and carried on a conveyance mechanism. One or...
8730760 Method for seismic surveying using wider lateral spacing between sources to improve efficiency  
A method for towing a marine seismic acquisition array in a body of water includes towing a plurality of laterally spaced apart sensor streamers behind a survey vessel in the water. A lateral...
8730764 Telemetry coding and surface detection for a mud pulser  
A method for encoding a non-negative integer, for example, representative of MWD/LWD data, includes encoding at least a portion of the integer using at least a first order Fibonacci derived...
8730766 Seismic system with ghost and motion rejection  
An underwater seismic system for reducing noise due to ghost reflections or motion through the water from seismic signals. The system includes two motion sensors. One sensor has a first response...
8724426 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...
8720264 Performance of permanently installed tubing conveyed seismic arrays using passive acoustic absorbers  
Methods and apparatus for reducing the impact of guided (or “tube”) waves in permanently installed seismic systems. By utilizing passive acoustic absorbers, the impact of tube waves may be...
8720572 High pressure fast response sealing system for flow modulating devices  
Disclosed is an apparatus, method and system comprising one or more devices capable of modulating fluid flow, the fluid being a liquid or a gas resulting in a pressure fluctuation in a fluid...
8724428 Process for separating data recorded during a continuous data acquisition seismic survey  
Method for separating signals recorded by a seismic receiver and generated with at least two vibratory seismic sources driven with no listening time. The method includes receiving seismic data...
8723656 Human audible localization for sound emitting devices  
Audible signals are created and emitted that provide a human user with improved sound localization cues to quickly and efficiently find the emitting device. Different emitted audible signals are...
8724429 System and method for performing time-lapse monitor surverying using sparse monitor data  
Techniques are disclosed for performing time-lapse monitor surveys with sparsely sampled monitor data sets. An accurate 3D representation (e.g., image) of a target area (e.g., a hydrocarbon...
8724427 Method for correcting input seismic traces from dissipative effects  
A method and apparatus for correcting an input seismic trace. The method includes receiving the input seismic trace and creating a t by Q gather using the input seismic trace, where t represents...
8725842 Smart watch  
A smart watch is provided. The smart watch includes a band unit, a network unit, a display unit and a control unit. The band unit is configured to be worn on a user's wrist. The smart watch...
8717843 Method and apparatus for ultrasound image acquisition  
Apparatus for ultrasound image acquisition is integrated into the casing of an ultrasound probe that includes an array of electro-acoustic transducers, which transmit and receive ultrasound...
8717149 Remote-control device with directional audio system  
A method of directing an audio signal to an intended user by a remote-control device coupled to an audio/video device is described. The remote-control device sends an instruction to the...
8717850 Piezotube borehole seismic source  
A piezoelectric borehole source capable of permanent or semipermanent insertion into a well for uninterrupted well operations is described. The source itself comprises a series of piezoelectric...
8717844 Seismic data acquisition using self-propelled underwater vehicles  
The present disclosure generally relates to the use of a self-propelled underwater vehicle for seismic data acquisition. The self-propelled underwater vehicle is adapted to gather seismic data...
8717845 Quality-based steering methods and systems for 4D geophysical surveys  
A survey method includes towing one or more sources and one or more streamers behind a vessel to acquire geophysical survey data. Steering signals are determined for at least one of: the one or...
8717846 4D seismic signal analysis  
Methods of seismic data collection are described that reduce the amount of data required, reduce noise in the data collected and collect more data in areas where data collection is required. This...
8717847 Sonar apparatus  
Sonar apparatus for the location and display of features on the underwater floor in front of a boat includes port and starboard transducer units each containing transducer arrays. A transducer...
8717849 Slotted cylinder acoustic transducer  
A slotted cylinder acoustic transducer assembly is provided that has a cylindrical housing shell and an electromechanical driver disposed within the shell. The driver is formed with a plurality of...
8718930 Acoustic navigation method  
An information processing apparatus that detects a current location of the information processing apparatus; obtains a direction of a destination from the detected current location as a target...
8718939 Method and apparatus for three dimensional dynamic measurements in water system  
Techniques for measuring one or more physical properties of a water system. A measurement platform is positioned at a first location of a given water system, wherein the measurement platform...
8717848 Ultrasound probe  
An ultrasound probe is provided that may improves specific desensitization of the frequency observed in the frequency characteristics and/or directional characteristics. The ultrasound probe...
8711655 Single well reservoir characterization apparatus and methods  
An apparatus and a method for characterizing parts of a reservoir surrounding a borehole are provided including using at least one transmitter to emit a probing signal into the borehole and at...
8707785 On-board ultrasonic frequency spectrum and image generation  
A portable apparatus for determining testing the condition of a machine or device using ultrasonic signals with an array of ultrasonic sensors for receiving an ultrasonic signal transmitted from...
8711657 Converter and measuring apparatus  
Provided is a converter that converts sound waves into electrical signals, comprising a piezoelectric section including a plurality of piezoelectric elements that each convert a sound wave...
8711654 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,...