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Communications, electrical: acoustic wave systems and devices

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08/07/2014 > 14 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.

20140219050 - Imaging apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, method of processing an image, and method of processing an ultrasonic image: A method of processing an image, including estimating a point spread function (PSF) of an acquired image, and performing image restoration on the acquired image using the estimated PSF based on a generalized Gaussian model using inverse filter frequency domain so as to perform image restoration at high speed and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140219051 - Configurable acquisition unit: Embodiments of a configurable acquisition unit are disclosed together with applications for configurable acquisition units. In one embodiment, an acquisition unit includes a seismic data collection module that with a first housing. The acquisition unit also includes a second module with a second housing. The first housing is releasably coupled... Agent: Inova Ltd.

20140219052 - Systems and methods for detecting swell noise in a seismic gather: Systems and methods for detecting swell noise in geophysical data are disclosed. In particular, the systems and methods receive seismic data as input and iteratively generate a signal mask from the seismic data. The seismic data can be generated by hydrophones or geophones. The signal mask can be used to... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As

20140219053 - Computing a gradient based on differences of plural pairs of particle motion sensors: A seismic sensor device includes an elongated housing for placement at least partially into an earth surface. A plurality of particle motion sensors are contained in the elongated housing to measure translational data in a first direction, where plural pairs of the particle motion sensors are spaced apart along a... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.

20140219054 - Method of first arrival picking of seismic refraction data: The method of first arrival picking of seismic refraction data is embodied in software that uses the τ-p transform on energy-ratio seismic records. First, the seismic shots are gathered. Next, the energy ratio (ER) is computed, and then the τ-p transform of the energy ratio is computed. Using a binary... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

20140219055 - Computing rotation data using a gradient of translational data: Translational data in a first direction is measured by particle motion sensors contained in an elongated housing of a sensor device provided at an earth surface. The particle motion sensors are spaced apart along a second, different direction along a longitudinal axis of the elongated housing. Rotation data around a... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.

20140219056 - Fiberoptic systems and methods for acoustic telemetry: A disclosed acoustic telemetry system includes a downhole acoustic telemetry module that generates an acoustic uplink signal such as a pulsed fluid flow or compressional waves in a tubing string wall. An optical waveguide transports an optical signal representing the acoustic uplink signal to the surface interface. A related telemetry... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. ("hesi")

20140219057 - System and device for acoustic measuring in a medium: A device for acoustic measuring in a medium in a borehole such as velocity of sound in the medium or velocity of the medium, includes at least a first acoustic array situated in a first, slanted sidewall of a measuring area and operating to emit a series of acoustic waveforms... Agent:

20140219061 - Signal processing device, signal processing method, recording medium, and program: A reception BF unit calculates a phase difference indicating a relative positional shift between a plurality of transducers based on a difference between each phase difference of a signal of a reflective wave in each of a plurality of transducers of an ultrasonic wave transmitted from a transducer being a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140219060 - Subject information obtaining apparatus, subject information obtaining method, and program: A subject information obtaining apparatus according includes: plurality of conversion elements configured to convert an elastic wave from a subject into a plurality of reception signals, a delay and sum unit configured to perform a delay and sum process by using the plurality of reception signals and output a plurality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219059 - Synthetic data collection method for full matrix capture using an ultrasound array: A method for efficiently achieving full-matrix ultrasonic data capture which includes the steps of providing an ultrasound array apparatus, the ultrasound array apparatus further comprising a probe, collecting data over a plurality of inspection locations, generating a plurality of data matrices, each of the data matrices reflecting data collected at... Agent: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc.

20140219058 - Ultrasound imaging tool for rock cores: The ultrasound imaging tool for rock cores includes an ultrasound generator that can be inserted at selected depths into a drilled bore in a geological core sample. An array of ultrasound receivers are placed completely around the outer surface of the core sample. The ultrasound generator produces the ultrasound waves... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

20140219062 - Cmos ultrasonic transducers and related apparatus and methods: CMOS Ultrasonic Transducers and processes for making such devices are described. The processes may include forming cavities on a first wafer and bonding the first wafer to a second wafer. The second wafer may be processed to form a membrane for the cavities. Electrical access to the cavities may be... Agent: Butterfly Network, Inc.

20140219063 - Micromachined ultrasonic transducer devices with metal-semiconductor contact for reduced capacitive cross-talk: Embodiments reduce capacitive cross-talk between micromachined ultrasonic transducer (MUT) arrays through grounding of the substrate over which the arrays are fabricated. In embodiments, a metal-semiconductor contact is formed to a semiconductor device layer of a substrate and coupled to a ground plane common to a first electrode of the transducer... Agent:

  
07/31/2014 > 14 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 19 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140204701 - Apparatus and method for determination of far-field signature for marine seismic vibrator source: Computing device, system and method for calculating a far-field signature of a vibratory seismic source. The method includes determining an absolute acceleration of a piston of the vibratory seismic source while the vibratory seismic source generates a seismic wave; calculating, based on the absolute acceleration of the piston, a far-field... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140204700 - Automatic processing of ultrasonic data: An example method for automatically characterizing an echo contained in an ultrasonic signal generated with an ultrasonic transducer can include receiving data corresponding to the ultrasonic signal, calculating an energy ratio of the ultrasonic signal and localizing the echo using the energy ratio. The method can include windowing a portion... Agent:

20140204699 - Ultrasound imaging system: An ultrasound imaging system includes a probe with a transducer array with at least one transducer element that transmits ultrasound signal and receives echo signals produced in response thereto. The system further includes a console with a controller that controls the at least one element to transmit the ultrasound signals... Agent: B-k Medical Aps

20140204702 - Transforming a-scan data samples into a three-dimensional space for facilitating visualization of flaws: Various approaches are described for visualizing one-dimensional A-scan data samples in a three-dimensional space. Each of the data samples represents ultrasonic signals received from a test material. The data samples are transformed into the three-dimensional space as a geometric shape corresponding to a relative amount of ultrasonic energy reflected back... Agent: General Electric Company

20140204703 - Acquisition device provided with means for detecting a disconnection of a set of at least one analog seismic sensor: An acquisition device includes a pair of input terminals for connection to an analog seismic sensor generating a seismic signal. The device includes a detector for detecting a disconnection of the sensor, which includes a current source for injecting a low current in the sensor to generate an offset signal... Agent:

20140204704 - Systems and methods for improving bandwidth of wireless networks: Systems and methods for seismic data acquisition with location aware network nodes. Based on location information of the nodes of the network, a multiplexing signature may be provided for the node. The location information may be used in conjunction with other information (e.g., location information of other nodes in the... Agent: Wireless Seismic, Inc.

20140204706 - Fast fastening antifouling tape or substrate useable in marine seismic surveys: A streamer usable underwater for a marine seismic survey has a portion adjacent to a protuberance covered by an adhesive antifouling tape or substrate. The tape, which may be made of copper or copper alloy is configured to be fast fastened, may be applied when the streamer is deployed and... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140204705 - Foldable wing bird for marine seismic survey systems: A bird for a streamer or source of marine seismic survey system has a body configured to be attached to the streamer or source, and a wing connected to the body and having an active surface used to control depth and/or lateral position of the body. The wing is configured... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140204707 - Method and device for controlling source array geometry: Methods related to controlling a source array while performing a seismic survey to achieve an intended source signature. A current three dimensional arrangement of the individual seismic sources is compared with a target 3D arrangement. In view of the comparison, position of at least one of the individual seismic sources... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140204708 - Seismic data acquisition using water vehicles: A seismic acquisition system. The seismic acquisition system may include at least one unmanned water vehicle. The seismic acquisition system may also include at least one seismic streamer coupled to the at least one unmanned water vehicle, where the at least one seismic streamer has one or more seismic sensors... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.

20140204709 - Multi-vessel coil shooting acquisition: Methods for efficiently acquiring full-azimuth towed streamer survey data are described. The methods use multiple vessels to perform coil shooting.... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.

20140204710 - Methods and apparatus for estimating borehole mud slownesses: Methods and apparatus for estimating borehole mud slownesses are disclosed. An example method includes estimating a borehole drilling fluid slowness value based on a tube wave modulus value, a tube-wave slowness value, and a drilling fluid density value. The borehole is associated with an anisotropic elastic medium.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140204711 - Simultaneous wavelet extraction and deconvolution processing 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 from wells are not available. The wavelet extraction and deconvolution are realized in the time domain by iteration, producing a... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20140204712 - Downhole optical acoustic transducers: A method of generating an acoustic signal in a subterranean well can include converting optical energy to acoustic energy downhole, thereby transmitting the acoustic signal through a downhole environment. A well system can include an optical acoustic transducer disposed in the well and coupled to an optical waveguide in the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140204713 - Device and method for determination of a position of an object by means of ultrasonic waves: The invention refers to a device for determination of a position of an object by means ultrasonic waves, comprising at least one ultrasonic sensor for receiving ultrasonic signals from the object and computing means for computing the position of the object based on the received ultrasonic signals. At least one... Agent: Alltec Angewandte Laserlicht Technologie Gmbh

20140204714 - Sound source detection device: Disclosed is a sound source detection device 1 which compares information of sound collected by sound collectors 13, 14, 15, and 16 to detect a predetermined sound source. The sound source detection device 1 includes a target determination unit 22 which arranges sound collectors at the same distance from a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140204715 - 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 time interval T, and to receive and measure the arrival phase φ1 of S1 and the arrival phase... Agent:

20140204716 - Self-localization for a set of microphones: Provided are methods and systems for finding the location of sensors (e.g., microphones) with unknown internal delays based on a set of events (e.g., acoustic events) with unknown event time. A localization algorithm may iteratively run to compute the acoustic event times, the observation delays, and the relative locations of... Agent: Google Inc.

20140204717 - Ultrasound probe with an acoustical lens: The present invention relates to an ultrasound probe (60) comprising: an ultrasound transducer (12) having an emission surface (24) for generating ultrasound waves, and an acoustical lens (12) with a first part (64) having an inner surface (66) facing the emission surface (24), wherein the inner surface (64) comprises a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

  
07/17/2014 > 18 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140198605 - Wavefield modelling and 4d-binning for seismic surveys from different acquisition datums: A method for maximizing a repeatability between a base seismic survey and a monitor seismic survey of a same surveyed subsurface during a 4-dimensional (4D) project. The method includes receiving first seismic data associated with the base seismic survey; receiving second seismic data associated with the monitor seismic survey, wherein... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140198606 - System and method for quality-enhanced high-rate optoacoustic imaging of an object: In some embodiments, a processing unit is provided for generating a second sequence of one or more tomographic optoacoustic images from the first sequence of tomographic optoacoustic images based on an analysis of one or more tomographic optoacoustic images of the first sequence of tomographic optoacoustic images and/or at least... Agent: Helmsholtz Zentrum M&#xfc Nchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum F&#xfc R Gesundheit Und Umwelt (gmbh)

20140198607 - 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 to record seismic signals generated in response to the activation of the plurality of signals.... Agent: Fairfield Industries Incorporated

20140198608 - Multi-level seismic source and method: A depth-varying marine acoustic source array is configured for generating an acoustic wave in a body of water. The depth-varying marine acoustic source array includes a float; plural source points connected to the float through corresponding cables; and a housing extending from a first source point to a last source... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140198609 - 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 from the seafloor and transmit such data to a control vessel. The self-propelled underwater vehicle may be redeployed to several seafloor locations during... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.

20140198610 - 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 from the seafloor and transmit such data to a control vessel. The self-propelled underwater vehicle may be redeployed to several seafloor locations during... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.

20140198611 - Towed streamer acquisition with variable spatial resolution: Methods and systems for performing a single pass multi-density seismic acquisition are described. A single pass multi-density seismic acquisition includes a plurality of different length streamers towed by one or more streamer vessels. The different length streamers are configured to provide different streamer (receiver) density zones from a highest density... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140198612 - Ghost compensation in beam migration: Methods and systems for ghost compensation which are embedded in beam migration are described. The ghost compensation is based on the fact that the beam migration is performed in the slant-stack domain. The trace data is transformed to a mid-point slant-stack frequency domain where a deghosting operator is applied and... Agent: Cgg Sevices Sa

20140198613 - System and method for the removal of shallow water multiples using a hybrid multi-channel prediction method: A system and method are provided for determining shallow water multiples when seismically exploring a geographical area of interest under a body of water. The system and method estimate a multi-channel prediction operator F using a model of water layer related multiples with respect to received and stored seismic data,... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140198614 - S-wave anisotropy estimate by automated image registration: The present disclosure provides a system and method for estimating fracture density within a subsurface formation from S-wave seismic data. In one embodiment, the S-wave seismic data is separated into fast (“S1”) and slow (“S2”) data. A computer is used to compute local similarity of the S1 and S2 data... Agent:

20140198615 - Method and system for transmission of seismic data: The transmission system combines a self-contained, wireless seismic acquisition unit and a wireless, line of site, communications unit to form a plurality of individual short-range transmission networks and also a mid-range, line of sight transmission network.... Agent: Fairfield Industries Incorporated

20140198616 - Method and system for transmission of seismic data: The transmission system combines a self-contained, wireless seismic acquisition unit and a wireless, line of site, communications unit to form a plurality of individual short-range transmission networks and also a mid-range, line of sight transmission network.... Agent: Fairfield Industries Incorporated

20140198617 - Method and apparatus for in-well wireless control using infrasound sources: A system and method for downhole data communication using an infrasound wave generator and receivers. The infrasound waves have a low frequency and a wavelength that is much larger than the transverse dimensions of the well. When the infrasound waves are directed down the well, the well will act as... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20140198618 - Determining room dimensions and a relative layout using audio signals and motion detection: Methods and apparatus are provided for determining room dimensions and layout. A method includes receiving an audio signal from at least one other detection apparatus. The method includes determining a spatial orientation of a detection apparatus along a substantially planar surface. The method includes calculating at least one dimension along... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140198619 - Ultrasound measurement assembly for multidirectional measurement: The present invention relates to an ultrasound measurement assembly (10) and an according method for performing an ultrasound measurement. It is intended to drive an ultrasound transmitter element (18) for transmitting ultrasound waves, with a driving signal having a plurality of different driving frequencies simultaneously. Herein a driving least one... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140198620 - Environment monitoring device in a motor vehicle and method for monitoring the environment using a correlation: An environment monitoring device in a motor vehicle having a signal generating device for generating a transmitted signal, at least one ultrasonic transducer for converting electric oscillations into acoustic oscillations and/or vice versa, and an evaluation device which evaluates an electric received signal in order to determine distances to objects... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140198621 - Beamforming module, ultrasonic imaging apparatus using the same, beamforming method using the beamforming module, and method of controlling the ultrasonic imaging apparatus using the beamforming module: A beamforming module includes a conversion unit configured to convert an input signal to generate a converted signal using at least one conversion function, a weight calculator configured to calculate a converted signal weight as a weight for the converted signal, and a synthesizer configured to generate a result signal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140198622 - Hydrodynamic modulator: A hydraulic modulator provides a rectangular outlet from which water can be discharged across an outlet mouth. Spaced from the rectangular outlet across the outlet mouth is a rigid blade. Because water is effectively incompressible at the frequencies of interest a compliance chamber is provided along an interior side of... Agent:

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