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Communications, electrical: acoustic wave systems and devicesBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 8 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.
20130315032 - Methods and systems for deploying seismic devices: Methods and systems for acoustically determining reservoir parameters of subterranean formations. A tool comprising at least one seismic source or seismic receiver mounted thereon; a conveyance configured for movement of the acoustic tool in a borehole traversing the subterranean formations; and a source retainer configured or designed for permanent deployment... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130315033 - Near-surface noise prediction and removal for data recorded with simultaneous seismic sources: A seismic data processing method for predicting and removing unwanted near-surface noise, e.g. refracted waves and surface waves, from composite seismograms acquired with multiple, encoded seismic sources in which the time records from the different sources overlap or interfere. Surface-consistent properties are determined (403) for the near-surface noise and used... Agent:
20130315034 - Electronic device: There are provided an oscillation device that outputs a sound wave; a recognition unit that recognizes a direction in which sound output targets (80), for which a sound is to be output, are located; a selection unit that selects at least one of the sound output targets (80); a distance... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
20130315035 - Ultrasound transducer and method for manufacturing an ultrasound transducer: An ultrasound transducer includes an array of acoustic elements, an integrated circuit, and an interposer. The interposer includes conductive elements for electrically connecting the acoustic elements to the integrated circuit. The conductive elements are electrically connected to the integrated circuit. Solder is engaged between the acoustic elements and the conductive... Agent: General Electric Company
20130315036 - Sensor assembly: A multiple axis sensor assembly includes an enclosure and encapsulated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors. The encapsulated sensors are disposed inside the enclosure and are mounted in different orientations, which correspond to different axes of the sensor assembly. A controller of the sensor assembly is disposed in the enclosure and electrically... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20130315037 - Low frequency electro acoustic transducer and method of generating acoustic waves: An electroacoustic transducer submersible in an immersion fluid (8) for underwater acoustic communications, includes two horns (3a, 3b), a counterweight (4), two electroacoustic motors (1a, 1b), aligned along an axis of symmetry (6), the opposite ends of the motors being respectively connected to a horn, the unit consisted by the... Agent: Ixblue
20130315039 - Method for controlling wake-up of sound wave-based wireless network and wireless sensor network using the same: A method for controlling wake-up of a sound wave-based wireless network and a wireless sensor network using the same are provided. A wireless device constituting the wireless sensor network is woken up by receiving a sound wave from an external device and receives data, or wakes up an external device... Agent: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
20130315038 - Techniques for acoustic management of entertainment devices and systems: Techniques for acoustic management of entertainment devices and systems are described. Various embodiments may include techniques for acoustically determining a location of a remote control or other entertainment device. Some embodiments may include techniques for controlling one or more entertainment components using voice commands or other acoustic information. Other embodiments... Agent:11/21/2013 > 9 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.
20130308420 - Method and apparatus for pre-stack deghosting of seismic data: A method for deghosting seismic data collected with a seismic system, the seismic data being related to a subsurface of a body of water. The method includes receiving the seismic data recorded by detectors distributed along a variable-depth profile; calculating migrated (d1) and mirror-migrated (d2) gathers based on the seismic... Agent: Cggveritas Services Sa
20130308419 - Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods for friction-welded blisks: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to non-destructive evaluation methods. More particularly, the disclosed embodiments relate to ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods for the evaluation of friction welded bladed discs (“blisks”). In an embodiment, a method for non-destructive evaluation of a bladed disc structure includes identifying a region of interest on the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130308421 - Seismic cable with adjustable buoyancy: A method and apparatus for a seismic cable is described. In one embodiment, a method for performing a seismic survey in a water column is described. The method comprises providing a length of flexible cable from a cable storage device disposed on a vessel to a cable handling device adjacent... Agent: Fairfield Industries Incorporated
20130308422 - Constant energy displacements: An electric sweep type seismic vibrator source of the type used in seismic prospecting for hydrocarbons is provided. In one example, the source uses an engine and generator combination to create electric power for all systems on the source such as driving a frame of linear electric motors that direct... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20130308423 - Robust stacked slip-sweep method and system: A method for processing seismic data including contiguous-sweep records corresponding to rotated sweep segments includes attenuating harmonics and generating stacked traces, each stacked trace being a weighted sum of traces corresponding to same location in the subsurface, based on seismic data from different seismic receivers, following plural shots at plural... Agent: Cggveritas Services Sa
20130308424 - Method of generating and characterizing a seismic signal in a drill bit: A method, apparatus and system for estimating a parameter of interest downhole is disclosed. An acoustic source signal is generated at a drill bit downhole. The generated acoustic source signal is received at a source sensor at the drill bit. A character of the generated acoustic source signal is determined... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130308425 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic examination device: An ultrasonic transducer includes a substrate, a supporting film, and a piezoelectric element. The substrate includes an opening. The supporting film is configured on the substrate to cover the opening. The piezoelectric element is configured at a part of the supporting film. The part overlaps with the opening in a... Agent:
20130308427 - Apparatus for detecting an edge of a material web: Some aspects relate to an apparatus for detecting an edge of a material web. In some examples, the apparatus comprises an ultrasound sensor which comprises two or more separately readable ultrasound receiver elements and an ultrasound transmitter element, wherein the ultrasound transmitter element is designed and arranged such that it... Agent:
20130308426 - Deployable ground sensors: A method includes enabling a power supply of a ground sensor device to provide power to one or more components of the ground sensor device based on one or more rotations of a rotor of the ground sensor device.... Agent: The Boeing Company11/14/2013 > 17 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
20130301381 - Method and apparatus for generating volume image: A volume image generating method including transmitting an ultrasonic signal to a target body divided into a plurality of regions and generating a first sub-volume image corresponding to a first region from among the plurality of regions of the target body, based on a response signal reflected from the target... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
20130301382 - Method and device for ultrasound imaging: A method of high-resolution ultrasound imaging, in which transducers are made to emit ultrasound waves in a field of observations containing micro bubbles, by making the micro bubbles burst one by one in tandem with the emissions of ultrasound waves. At each shot j of an ultrasound wave, raw reverberated... Agent:
20130301380 - Method for dual modality optoacoustic imaging: A real-time imaging method that provides ultrasonic imaging and optoacoustic imaging coregistered through application of the same hand-held probe to generate and detect ultrasonic and optoacoustic signals. These signals are digitized, processed and used to reconstruct anatomical maps superimposed with maps of two functional parameters of blood hemoglobin index and... Agent:
20130301383 - Portable acoustic holography systems for therapeutic ultrasound sources and associated devices and methods: The present technology relates generally to portable acoustic holography systems for therapeutic ultrasound sources, and associated devices and methods. In some embodiments, a method of characterizing an ultrasound source by acoustic holography includes the use of a transducer geometry characteristic, a transducer operation characteristic, and a holography system measurement characteristic.... Agent:
20130301384 - 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 which continuously curved sail lines are defined. The nodes define regular pattern further including: a first... Agent:
20130301385 - System and method for towed marine geophysical equipment: A system comprises towed marine geophysical equipment, adapted for towing through a body of water; and a surface covering, comprising a textural attribute of shark skin, attached to the marine geophysical equipment. A method comprises towing marine geophysical equipment having a surface covering, comprising a textural attribute of shark skin,... Agent:
20130301386 - Method, device and processing algorithm for multiple and noise elimination from marine seismic data: Computing device, computer instructions and method for simultaneously denoising and attenuating multiples in seismic data recorded with seismic receivers. The method includes receiving the seismic data, wherein the seismic data includes a pressure P component and a vertical Z component; separating the seismic data into up-going U wave-fields and down-going... Agent: Cggveritas Services Sa
20130301387 - Redatuming seismic data with correct internal multiples: Method for redatuming seismic data to any arbitrary location in the subsurface in a way that is consistent with the internal scattering in the subsurface. Direct arrival times are estimated from every point to every point on the edges of a virtual box in the subsurface (102). Green's functions are... Agent:
20130301388 - Misalignment compensation for deep reading azimuthal propagation resistivity: An apparatus and method for estimating a parameter of interest of an earth formation involving alignment information between receivers and their corresponding oriented transmitters. The method may include generating signals indicative responses to energy transmitted into an earth formation; estimating differences in alignment between transmitters and receivers; using the estimated... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130301389 - System and method for communicating data between wellbore instruments and surface devices: A method for synchronizing an actuation of a seismic source with at least one of an acquisition and storage of an acoustic wave by a seismic tool having steps of determining at least one of a drilling pause and a seismic measurement, transmitting a trigger signal to a tool controller,... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130301390 - Occupancy sensing with selective emission: A method includes energizing an ultrasound driver to emit ultrasonic energy in a space, sensing ultrasonic energy within the space, determining an occupancy condition of the space in response to sensing ultrasonic energy reflected from the ultrasound driver, and determining the occupancy condition of the space in response to sensing... Agent:
20130301391 - System and method for object position estimation based on ultrasonic reflected signals: A system for small space positioning comprises a transmitting element at a fixed and known location, which transmitting a modulated continuous wave, for example an ultrasonic wave, having a continuous carrier signal part and a base-band signal modulated thereon. The transmitting element transmits the modulated continuous wave over a range... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130301392 - Methods and apparatuses for communication of audio tokens: An apparatus for transmitting audio tokens includes an acoustic transmitter to generate a range of audio frequencies including an infrasonic range, a sonic range, and an ultrasonic range. An audio token generator assembles the audio tokens, which include a timestamp and an identifier, and modulates the audio token in to... Agent:
20130301393 - Digital air gun: A marine air gun generates an acoustic signal in water, for example, during a marine seismic survey. The marine air gun includes digital electronic circuitry. The digital electronic circuitry may control an actuator of the marine air gun, digitize and store data from sensors located on or near the marine... Agent:
20130301394 - Cmut assembly with acoustic window: In some implementations, a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) apparatus includes one or more CMUTs or CMUT arrays, an acoustic window, a coupling medium, and a packaging substrate. The acoustic window may have various configurations, such as for reducing acoustic reflectance or increasing mechanical properties. In some examples, at least... Agent: Kolo Technologies, Inc.
20130301396 - Housing for vibration generating apparatus and vibration generating apparatus including the same: There is provided a housing for a vibration generating apparatus, the housing including: a bracket including a protrusion part protruding from an edge thereof; and a case coupled to the bracket and having an insertion hole into which the protrusion part is inserted when the case is coupled to the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130301395 - Ultrasound probe thermal drain: An ultrasound probe includes a thermal drain across which heat is thermally conducted from an ultrasound transducer to an outer polymeric casing wall of the ultrasound probe.... Agent: General Electric Company11/07/2013 > 12 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories.
20130294194 - Method and apparatus for sea current aided, enhanced azimuth seismic data acquisition: A system of designing and acquiring 3D marine seismic surveys such that the prevailing sea current is parallel or orthogonal to a major axis of the area to be surveyed. By steering the vessel and towed seismic source and receiver arrays through the water, heading into the sea current at... Agent: Fugro Norway As
20130294195 - 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 operatively connected to one or more of the first cable sections and employing a second sensor configuration therein. In various embodiments... Agent:
20130294196 - Inversion using a filtering operator: To perform inversion to produce a model of a structure, a filtering operator based at least on an angle between a propagating direction of a source wavefield and a propagating direction of a back-propagated receiver wavefield is computed. The filtering operator is used in performing the inversion to produce the... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20130294197 - Automatic extraction and characterization of fault and fracture populations: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for modeling a fracture network are provided. The method includes mapping a sub-seismic data set to a portion of a seismic-resolution data set, and defining a fractal region of the seismic-resolution data set containing the portion thereof to which the sub-seismic data is mapped. The... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130294198 - Transducer assembly for an echoscope: The present invention relates to a transducer assembly (1) for an echoscope, comprising a first row of ultrasonic transducers (2) and a second row of ultrasonic transducers (3), said transducer assembly (1) combining the advantages of a linear transducer and of transducers with various rows of transducers which are arranged... Agent: Teleflex Medical, Inc.
20130294199 - Method and device for estimating the content of a solid material container: The invention relates to a method for estimating the contents of particulate solids in a solid container, comprising the steps of: a) providing a percussion device; b) hitting the surface of the container on it outside with said percussion device at predetermined distances along the height of the container; c)... Agent:
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20130294202 - 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 operation in a same device. The ability to operate at both high and low frequencies may be tuned during use of the device to... Agent:
20130294201 - Ultra wide bandwidth transducer with dual electrode: Wide bandwidth piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs), pMUT arrays and systems having wide bandwidth pMUT arrays are described herein. For example, a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) includes a piezoelectric membrane disposed on a substrate. A reference electrode is coupled to the membrane. First and second drive/sense electrodes are coupled... Agent:
20130294203 - Focused acoustic transducer: A focused acoustic transducer suitable for use in a downhole environment is disclosed. At least some embodiments employ a disk of piezoelectric material with low planar coupling and low Poisson's ratio mounted on a backing material and sealed inside an enclosure. The piezoelectric material disk has a pattern of electrodes... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130294204 - Silicon-based monolithic integrated sonar array: The invention discloses a silicon-based monolithic integrated sonar array which includes a cantilevered sensing array structure, a sound-transparent jacket, and a support structure. The cantilevered sensing array structure is fixed on the support structure and in the sound-transparent jacket, wherein the sound-transparent jacket is filled with insulating dielectric oil, and... Agent: North University Of China
20130294205 - Electronic device and method for triggering function of electronic device: An electronic device includes a sound collecting unit and a processor. The processor determine whether continuous sound signals collected by the sound collecting unit includes a first alternating portion, a direct portion, and a second alternating portion in sequence. The processor further determines whether a first duration of the direction... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Agitating
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