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8711656 Sonic fast-sync system and method for bluetooth  
A method, apparatus and computer program product for fast-synching a wireless Bluetooth connection using a first device's wireless identifier is provided. One implementation of the present...
8707786 Object detection apparatus  
The transmission of a detection wave and the reception of a reflected wave are periodically repeated every transmission period. One received signal is compared with another received signal at a...
8702610 Pulse offset ultrasonic imaging  
A diagnostic ultrasound image of a region of interest (ROI) of a body is formed by transmitting into the ROI at least a first and a second ultrasound pulse, in which the second pulse is...
8705317 Method for imaging of targeted reflectors  
Techniques are disclosed for performing time-lapse seismic monitor surveys with sparsely sampled monitor data sets. A more accurate 3D representation (e.g., image) of a target area (e.g., a...
8705316 Passive seismic data acquisition and processing using multi-level sensor arrays  
A method for passive seismic surveying includes deploying seismic sensors in a plurality of spatially distributed wellbores disposed above a volume of subsurface formations to be evaluated. The...
8705318 Data aggregation for drilling operations  
A method for aggregating data for a drilling operation. The method includes acquiring the data from a number of data sources associated with the drilling operation, synchronizing a timing of the...
8705315 Simultaneous wavelet extraction and deconvolution in the time domain  
Blind wavelet extraction and de-convolution is performed on seismic data to enable its practical usage in seismic processing and to provide quality control of data obtained in areas where data...
8705314 Method for deployment of ocean bottom seismometers  
A deployment and retrieval method for ocean bottom seismic receivers, the method employs a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) having a carrier attached thereto to carry a plurality of receivers. The...
8705320 Audio localization using multilateration  
Systems and methods for providing audio localization are provided. In some aspects, a method includes receiving phase offsets of a plurality of fixed transmitters from a source other than the...
8705319 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...
8704677 Reliable downhole data transmission system  
A downhole signal transmission system provides electric radiofrequency signals that are coupled to electrically conductive or non-conductive fluids through electrical insulators. A plurality of...
8699297 Deghosting and reconstructing a seismic wavefield  
A technique includes receiving data, which are indicative of measurements acquired by seismic sensors of a seismic wavefield. The seismic wavefield is formed from a combination of an upgoing...
8699298 3D multiple prediction and removal using diplets  
Methods, software, and computer systems for 3D multiple prediction and removal are disclosed. The method includes determining a set of input diplets. The method includes, for one or more data...
8699299 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...
8699302 Electromagnetic seismology vibrator systems and methods  
An electromagnetic system having a reaction mass with a field winding embedded therein, a base plate having an inner annular surface and an outer annular surface, and an armature winding coupled...
8699301 Apparatus and system for acquiring seismic data over a loose surface  
An apparatus and system for acquiring seismic data over a loose surface is disclosed. The apparatus includes a housing capable of moving on the loose surface with an opening configured at a bottom...
8699300 Underwater communications  
A method of underwater communication between a link initiator and a link receptor, by transmitting a link acquisition waveform from the initiator to the receptor, and establishing communications...
8698255 Semiconductor component having a micromechanical microphone structure  
A simple and cost-effective form of implementing a semiconductor component having a micromechanical microphone structure, including an acoustically active diaphragm as a deflectable electrode of a...
8692810 Method for determining the location of impacts by acoustic imaging  
A method for determining the location of an impact on a surface (1) comprising N acoustic sensors (2a, 2b, 2c), transmitting a sensed signal si(t) to a processing unit (4) comprises the following...
8689904 Detection of gas influx into a wellbore  
An influx of gas into a borehole can be detected by deploying a string of acoustic sensors along a drill string or other conduit to monitor an acoustic characteristic, such as velocity or...
8693282 Deghosting seismic data  
A technique includes receiving seismic data acquired by seismic sensors; and processing the seismic data on a machine to deghost the data. The processing includes deghosting the seismic data using...
8693284 Apparatus for creating pressure pulses in the fluid of a bore hole  
An apparatus for creating pressure pulses in the fluid of a bore hole is described. The preferred embodiment takes the form of a mud pulser apparatus having a signalling valve controlled by a...
8693281 Marine seismic acquisition method and system  
An elongate body for parenteral injection at low velocity from a device is described. The body has at least one pointed end and comprises at least one active material. In addition, the body has a...
8693280 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus  
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus provided with an ultrasonic image measuring unit configured to measure an ultrasonic image of an object to be examined, a display unit configured to display the...
8693288 Method for detecting a random process in a convex hull volume  
A method is provided for characterizing data sets containing data points. The method can characterize the data sets as random or as non-random. In the method, a convex hull envelope is constructed...
8693703 Method of combining at least two audio signals and a microphone system comprising at least two microphones  
A method of combining at least two audio signals for generating an enhanced system output signal is described. The method comprises the steps of: a) measuring a sound signal at a first spatial...
8689935 Abating low-frequency noise using encapsulated gas bubbles  
Air bubbles may be used to reduce radiated underwater noise. Two modalities of sound attenuation by air bubbles were shown to provide a reduction in radiated sound: bubble acoustic resonance...
8693283 Estimation of time shift based on multi-vintage seismic data  
The invention is a method of calculating seismic time shifts Δ{right arrow over (t)}(t), comprising: conducting a number (n) of three or more seismic surveys with large time differences such as...
8689639 Ultrasonic transducer having a matching layer between a piezoelectric element and a coupling element  
An ultrasonic transducer for determining and/or monitoring flow of a measured medium through a measuring tube, which includes at least one piezoelectric element, at least one coupling element and...
8692706 Sensor device for measuring the compression travel and/or the compression rate of wheels and/or axles of vehicles  
A sensor device for measuring the compression travel and/or the compression rate of wheels and/or axles of vehicles, in particular of commercial vehicles, may include at least one sensor measuring...
8693287 Sound direction estimation apparatus and sound direction estimation method  
A sound direction estimation apparatus includes a sound source model storage unit that stores likelihood of a sound source class in correspondence with a sound feature quantity, a sound signal...
8694262 System and method for subsurface characterization including uncertainty estimation  
A system and method for subsurface characterization including depth and structural uncertainty estimation is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method may include determining a detectability...
8693286 Position measurement for collision repair systems  
A position measurement apparatus and methodology is provided. Embodiments include a probe including an acoustic signal source, an optical signal source, and a probe processor for driving the...
8693285 Sound generation system, ultrasonic wave emitting device, and ultrasonic wave emitting method  
Disclosed are a sound generation system, an ultrasonic wave emitting device, and an ultrasonic wave emitting method which utilize the principle of parametric speakers (which uses the difference...
8687869 System and method for acceleration of image reconstruction  
A method for reconstructing an image from emission data includes generating a compressed point-spread function matrix, generating an accumulated attenuation factor; and performing at least one...
8687463 Method for processing at least two sets of seismic data  
This invention relates to a method for processing at least two seismic data sets (10, 20), each data set comprising several seismic traces (i, j) grouped by bins (Bi, Bj) and by offset classes...
8687466 Cell, element of ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic transducer including the same, and method of manufacturing cell of ultrasonic transducer  
An element of an ultrasonic transducer includes a first substrate, at least one cell of the ultrasonic transducer arranged above the first substrate, and a second substrate arranged under the...
8688757 Method and system of subsurface horizon assignment  
Subsurface horizon assignment. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: obtaining, by a computer system, a seismic data volume; identifying, by the computer system, a...
8687462 Position determination of a seismic source array  
A method of obtaining information about the positions of sources in a marine seismic source array that has N seismic sources, including at least Nunique types of sources that are nominally...
8687464 Marine siren seismic source  
A very low frequency marine seismic source has a reservoir of water (47) feeding water to an aperture communicating with the surrounding water (13). The rate of water flow through the aperture is...
8688382 Detection of downhole vibrations using surface data from drilling rigs  
Disclosed is a method for estimating downhole lateral vibrations a drill tubular disposed in a borehole penetrating the earth or a component coupled to the drill tubular. The method includes...
8687460 Methods and apparatus of source control for synchronized firing of air gun arrays with receivers in a well bore in borehole seismic  
Methods and apparatus for generating borehole seismic surveys are disclosed. The methods and apparatus enable more accurate surveys than previous surveying systems. In some embodiments, firing of...
8684934 Adaptively performing clutter filtering in an ultrasound system  
Embodiments of adaptively performing clutter filtering are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data acquisition unit...
8687461 Marine seismic source handling system  
A method, according to one or more aspects of the present disclosure, includes positioning an elevated handling beam in a slip of a marine vessel, the handling beam extending from an inboard...
8687465 Methods and systems for seismic signal detection  
Methods and systems utilizing seismic sensors configured or designed for use in seismic signal detection. An electrical current is applied to a seismic sensor such that the moving coil is located...
8686326 Optical-flow techniques for improved terminal homing and control  
In certain aspects, this invention is a “control system” that detects and minimizes (or otherwise optimizes) an angle between vehicle centerline (or other reference axis) and vehicle velocity...
8687868 Image generating apparatus, image generating method, and program  
An image generating apparatus of the present invention has a determination unit that sets a target area in a part of an area inside a subject, executes processing to adjust a phase of each...
8681589 Method and system for performing seismic surveys with a low frequency sweep  
A method and system are disclosed for performing seismic surveys using a seismic vibrator, which generates a sweep signal with enhanced low frequency content by generating a combination of a...
8681587 Method and apparatus for an acoustic-electric channel mounting  
Method and apparatus for rotational alignment and attachment of ultrasonic transducers to a barrier with one submerged surface uses a temporary transducer assembly to position mounting rings on...
8682303 Digital device and method for providing additional service by using the same  
A digital processing device capable of receiving an additional service is disclosed. In one aspect, a digital processing device includes i) an input unit, inputting a signal, ii) a subscriber...