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8942058 Display data obtaining apparatus and display data obtaining method  
Provided is a display data obtaining apparatus capable of, in photoacoustic tomography, reducing a fluctuation in sensitivity which depends on location for image reconstruction even in a limited...
8939909 Spread spectrum coded waveforms in ultrasound imaging  
Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed for ultrasound imaging using spread spectrum, coherent, frequency- and/or phase-coded waveforms. In one aspect, a method of creating an image from an...
8942061 Seismic streamer system and method  
A seismic streamer system for acquiring seismic data includes a plurality of first cable sections each employing a first sensor configuration therein, and at least one second cable section...
8942060 Method and apparatus for marine wide azimuth towed steamer seismic acquisition  
This is a method of acquiring marine wide azimuth towed streamer seismic data. Preferably, a recording boat which tows a plurality of seismic streamers and at least one source may be accompanied...
8942063 Data acquisition and processing system and method for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation  
A system and a method includes generating a first signal at a first frequency; and a second signal at a second frequency. Respective sources are positioned within the borehole and controllable...
8942062 Detecting structural changes to underwater structures  
A method and system that can be used for scanning underwater structures. The method and system allow a user to gain a better understanding of an underwater structure. For example, the method and...
8942330 Interference reduction method for downhole telemetry systems  
A method for reducing interference in a received downhole telemetry signal includes: segmenting a received signal; windowing each signal segment; transforming each windowed signal segment into a...
8942066 Composite assembly for a motor vehicle  
A composite assembly for a motor vehicle having at least one electroacoustic transducer for outputting sound waves and at least one wall element of the motor vehicle, behind which the transducer...
8941816 Rotary laser positioning for geophysical sensing  
Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to positioning for geophysical sensing and provide a method, system and apparatus for rotary laser positioning in...
8942065 Method and device for determining the position of an object in relation to a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, for use in a driver assistance system of the vehicle  
In a method and a device for determining the position of an object in relation to a vehicle, for use in a driver assistance system of the vehicle, a first ultrasound pulse is transmitted by an...
8937847 System for acquiring seismic data in a marine environment, using seismic streamers coupled to means for detecting and/or locating marine mammals  
Disclosed herein is a system of acquiring seismic date in a marine environment, which includes: seismic streamers towed by a vessel; and means for detecting and/or locating marine mammals,...
8937849 Auto-focus for circular synthetic aperture sonar  
A method of focusing fully-coherent circular synthetic aperture sonar (CSAS) imagery is provided. A k-space representation of the CSAS image is generated using the two dimensional Fast-Fourier...
8937848 Methods and systems to eliminate undesirable variations in time-lapse seismic surveys  
Device and method for processing 4-dimensional (4-D) seismic traces. The method includes receiving at least two vintages of seismic traces recorded by seismic receivers for a same subsurface area,...
8934319 Portable noisemaker  
An animal deterrent has a housing and a power source, a processor, and a sound emitter. The deterrent can be programmed by a user to perform one or more tasks. The deterrent can be manipulated via...
8931587 Method and apparatus for producing sound pulses within bore holes  
An impulse sound source for geophysical studies of the earth for oil, gas and other natural resource exploration and more specifically a streamlined design of a hydraulically controlled sound...
8934318 System and method for fish finding using a sonar device and a remote computing device  
The present invention generally relates to a fish finding sonar system. Specifically, this invention relates to a sonar device pairing with a remote computing device to provide information to an...
8935100 System and method for production reservoir and well management using continuous chemical measurement  
A system performs methods for well and reservoir management for optimized production of fluids in a reservoir. The system includes a knowledge engine configured to receive a plurality of field...
8929177 System and method for performing progressive beamforming  
A progressive beamformer in an imaging system includes a number of stages. A first stage delays and combines a number of received data streams to align the streams to a point of interest on a...
8929175 Method of marine time-lapse seismic surveying  
A method of marine time-lapse seismic surveying of a subsurface formation, comprises providing a baseline survey, providing a monitor survey that includes information about changes in the...
8929178 Sonar data collection system  
A system that can be used for inspecting underwater structures. The system allows a user to gain a better understanding of the condition of an underwater structure. The system is a self-contained,...
8928488 Signal propagation across gaps  
In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to monitor a first condition associated with transmitting or receiving a signal in a formation or on...
8929174 Acoustic wave imaging apparatus and acoustic wave imaging method  
An acoustic wave imaging apparatus has a phase aligning unit, which aligns phases of received signals obtained by a plurality of acoustic wave receiving elements. A complex signal acquiring unit...
8929176 Building a three-dimensional model of an underwater structure  
A method and system are described that can be used for scanning underwater structures. The method and system allow a user to gain a better understanding of an existing underwater structure. For...
8926517 Flexible micro-electro-mechanical transducer  
A curved or bendable micro-electro-mechanical transducer (such as the cMUT) is disclosed. The transducer has a plurality of transducer elements built on a substrate. The substrate has a slot below...
8923094 Hydrocarbon detection with passive seismic data  
Method for using seismic data from earthquakes to address the low frequency lacuna problem in traditional hydrocarbon exploration methods. Seismometers with frequency response down to about 1 Hz...
8923092 System and method for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation with acoustic sources generating coded signals  
A system and a method for investigating rock formations includes generating, by a first acoustic source, a first acoustic signal comprising a first plurality of pulses, each pulse including a...
8923095 Short circuit protection for serially connected nodes in a hydrocarbon exploration or production electrical system  
A technique for providing short circuit protection in electrical systems used in hydrocarbon exploration and production and, more particularly, for such electrical systems comprising serially...
8920326 Cancellation of products generated by harmonics of a square wave used in square-wave mixing  
A mixer circuit includes three square wave mixers and a combiner. A first square wave mixer in the circuit multiplies an input signal with a first square wave. A second square wave mixer and a...
8923091 Dual-sensor noise-reduction system for an underwater cable  
A system and a method for rejecting noise in an underwater sensor cable, such as a towed streamer or an ocean-bottom cable. An adaptive hydrodynamic model of the cable produces an estimated sensor...
8923093 Determining the quality of a seismic inversion  
A method for evaluating a quality of a seismic inversion. The method includes performing a first match between seismic data and borehole seismic data at one or more borehole locations to generate...
8923885 Method and devices for interfacing a plurality of mobile elements with a computer system in real time  
The subject of the invention is in particular the real-time interfacing of a plurality of mobile elements with a computing system. After having selected at least one location module integrated...
8923893 Real-time planogram generation and maintenance  
Generating a planogram of a facility in real-time, includes positioning a wireless mobile device at a plurality of geometric positions within the facility. A location of the mobile device at each...
8924109 Vibration detection and mitigation in a vehicle  
A method of controlling a vehicle includes detecting vibration in a drivetrain of the vehicle with a fore/aft accelerometer during a launch event. An operating regime of the vehicle is identified...
8917574 Vibration isolation section  
According to the present invention there is provided a vibration isolation section for use in a seismic streamer system, the section including: a resilient sheath arranged to be connected...
8917573 Measuring far field signature of a seismic source  
To estimate a far-field signature of a seismic source having plural source elements, seismic receivers are provided to receive signals from the seismic source elements of the seismic source....
8917575 Device for generating pressure pulses in flowing fluid and method for the same  
A device for generating pressure pulses in flowing fluid includes a valve having a stem movable linearly relative to a passageway. The valve is configured to vary restriction to flow through the...
8917576 Remote flooded member detection  
Utilizing a sonar system to determine if a structural member of an underwater support structure that is supposed to be filled with air is instead flooded with water. The determination that a...
8917174 Systems and methods for indicating the presence of a mobile device within a passenger cabin  
Systems and methods for indicating the presence of a mobile device within a passenger cabin are provided. A method for indicating the presence of a mobile device within a passenger cabin of a...
8917577 Microphone proximity detection  
A mobile communications device contains at least two microphones. One microphone is located away from the handset receiver and serves to pick up voice of a near end user of the device for...
8915852 System and method for ultrasound scatterer characterization  
A method for characterizing ultrasound scatterers in a medium comprises receiving ultrasound data representing a region of interest comprising a plurality of scatterers in a medium, the plurality...
8913461 Televiewer image wood-grain reduction techniques  
Measurements made by a transducer assembly for downhole imaging are affected by reverberations between the transducer and the window on the outside of the assembly. The reverberations result in a...
8913463 Positioning system  
A passive listening acoustic system and method of use may include source means for providing continuous, pulsed, or pulse coded acoustic signals at two or more frequencies and at least two...
8913464 Methods and systems for seismic signal detection  
Methods and systems utilizing seismic sensors configured or designed for use in seismic signal detection. The seismic sensors output displacement signals of a displacement sensor superimposed on...
8913460 Methods and apparatus to calculate a distance from a borehole to a boundary of an anisotropic subterranean rock layer  
A disclosed example method includes providing, in a borehole, a transmitter (Tx) and receivers (Rxs) spaced linearly from Tx at known distances, measuring linear propagation times (LPts) for a...
8913465 Seismic vibrator having composite baseplate  
A seismic vibrator has a baseplate composed at least partially of a composite material. The baseplate has a body composed of the composite material and has top and bottom plates composed of a...
8913863 Reduced nylon hydrocarbon application cable  
A hydrocarbon application cable of reduced nylon with increased flexibility and useful life. The cable may be of a hose or solid configuration and particularly beneficial for use in marine...
8913462 Real-time reflection point density mapping during three-dimensional (3D) vertical seismic profile (VSP) surveys  
Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for generating three dimensional (3D) vertical seismic profiles (VSPs) in a more time efficient manner. The methods and apparatuses enable faster and more...
8908468 Wireless remote sensing system using surface acoustic wave sensor  
In an ON state, a first switch generates a transmission signal by pulse modulating a carrier. A SAW sensor outputs a reception signal after a delay from receipt of the transmission signal. In an...
8908469 Acquiring azimuth rich seismic data in the marine environment using a regular sparse pattern of continuously curved sail lines  
A method for determining a sail plan for a towed-array marine seismic survey includes: dividing a survey area into a regular grid of tiles; and identifying a subset of the tiles as nodes around...
8908475 Acoustic positioning system and method  
An acoustic positioning device includes an acoustic emitter and receiver. The device emits a sequence of at least one first acoustic signal (S1) and one second acoustic signal (S2), separated by a...