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Communications, electrical: acoustic wave systems and devices

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08/28/2014 > 20 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140241111 - Acoustic borehole imaging tool: A logging system for producing borehole images of acoustic properties of formations penetrated by the borehole. Images of formation compressional wave and shear wave velocities are generated in real time. The system can be a LWD system with a source section that comprises a unipole, dipole, quadrupole or other acoustic... Agent: Weatherford/lamb, Inc.

20140241113 - Ultrasonic transducer device, head unit, probe, and ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic transducer device includes an ultrasonic transducer element array, a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal. The ultrasonic transducer element array has a 1st element group to a kth element group (where k is a natural number such that k≧2). The first signal terminal is connected with... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140241114 - Ultrasonic transducer device, head unit, probe, and ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic transducer device includes an ultrasonic transducer element array, a first signal terminal, and a second signal terminal. The ultrasonic transducer element array has a 1st element group to a kth element group (where k is a natural number such that k≧2). The first signal terminal is connected with... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140241112 - Ultrasonic transducer device, ultrasonic measurement apparatus, head unit, probe, and ultrasonic imaging apparatus: An ultrasonic transducer device includes an ultrasonic element array and a common electrode wiring. The ultrasonic element array has three ultrasonic element rows with each of the three ultrasonic element rows including a plurality of ultrasonic elements arranged along a first direction and electrically connected to each other. The three... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140241115 - Ultrasound probe diagnosing system and method for diagnosing ultrasound probe: An ultrasound probe diagnosing apparatus for diagnosing an ultrasound probe having a probe head comprising a plurality of transducer elements is disclosed. The ultrasound probe diagnosing apparatus includes a reflective interface configured to reflect ultrasonic signals transmitted from a transducer element of the plurality of transducer elements. The reflected ultrasonic... Agent: General Electric Company

20140241116 - Vibrator source array load-balancing method and system: Method and controller for finding a best distribution of source elements that form a vibratory source array. The method includes inputting plural constraints for the source elements; generating plural distributions of the source elements that fulfill the plural constraints; calculating for each distribution a first attribute characterizing the source array;... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140241118 - Combined wide and narrow azimuth seismic data acquisition system and method: There is a method for acquiring seismic data over a survey area. The method includes deploying streamer and source vessels to acquire seismic data along a survey line; performing one pass with the streamer and source vessels along the survey line for collecting wide azimuth (WAZ) data; and performing another... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140241117 - System and method for preventing cavitation in controlled-frequency marine seismic source arrays: There is provided herein a method of seismic acquisition that utilizes an arrangement of marine sources where each source is positioned at a water depth shallow enough for the surface ghost notch to fall at a frequency greater than or equal to the maximum radiated frequency of interest. If the... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.

20140241119 - Far-field detection device, system and method: A far-field detection apparatus for measuring a far-field signature of a seismic source includes a main tow cable, a depth control device, sensor lines, at least two deflectors and seismic sensors. The depth control device is attached to the main tow cable. Each of the sensor lines has a first... Agent:

20140241120 - Marine seismic apparatus with marine growth retardant and methods therefor: Embodiments describe methods, devices and systems for marine seismic surveying which prevent or inhibit marine growth thereon. Towed seismic array elements which can become fouled given their presence in the water for extended time periods are coated with a hydrophobic coating, e.g., a superhydrophobic nanocoating applied manually via an aerosol... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140241121 - Systems and methods for improving the efficiency of hydrogenerators: Systems and methods are provided for generating power by a hydrogenerator which can be attached to a portion of a towed marine streamer. A hydrogenerator includes: a stator configured to impart a spin to water which flows through the stator, wherein the stator is inline with and fluidly coupled to... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140241122 - Activation electronics and method for seismic equipment recovery device: An activation module to be used in a seismic equipment recovery device. The activation module includes a processor; a pressure transducer configured to measure a pressure of the ambient and provide the measured pressure to the processor; a memory connected to the processor and configured to store information related to... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140241123 - System and method for locating and positioning seismic source: A source array generates seismic waves in water during a marine seismic survey. The source array includes a first sub-array including plural source elements; plural acoustic transceivers distributed along the first sub-array; a positioning system; a primary position control device configured to control a position of the first sub-array; and... Agent: Cgg Services Sa

20140241124 - Method and apparatus for multi-component datuming: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are disclosed for datuming multi-component seismic data. In one example of such a method, a plurality of seismic traces are accessed, the plurality of seismic traces including data representative of amplitude and spatial gradient samples of a seismic wavefield at a plurality of recording locations in... Agent: Ion Geophysical Corporation

20140241125 - Moving body detector: In a malfunction detection mode, a controller is configured to compare an output of a phase-detector obtained when controlling to input an oscillation signal to only the phase-detector, with an output of the phase-detector obtained when controlling to input the oscillation signal to both of a transmitter and the phase-detector.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140241126 - Sound source detection system: A sound source detection system for detecting a sound source (e.g., running sound of a vehicle) based on sound collected by microphones extracts characteristic amounts from the sound collected by the microphones, sets a plurality of classes according to the position of the sound source by a multi-class pattern recognition... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140241127 - Encoder, decoder, encoding method, and decoding method: Encoding and decoding methods are provided. An information object is encoded according to a preset encoding scheme. A preset set of bits is selected from the encoded information object and the selected set of bits is output as a sample. A control packet including information on a sample number is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140241128 - Solar powered bird repelling device: A photovoltaic cell or array is used to power a bird repelling device that emits deterrent sounds from a speaker or other sound emitter, under control of an electronic processor. Repellant sounds can be either a single sound, or a set of sounds, including for example pest species sounds and... Agent: Bird-b-gone, Inc.

20140241129 - Electromechanical transducer and method of producing the same: An electromechanical transducer includes a substrate, a first electrode disposed on the substrate, and a vibration film including a membrane disposed on the first electrode with a space therebetween and a second electrode disposed on the membrane so as to oppose the first electrode. The first electrode has a surface... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140241130 - Apparatus, systems and methods for low power detection of messages from an audio accessory: According to one aspect, an electronic device adapted to be controlled by an audio accessory. The electronic device includes at least one resonator. Each resonator is tuned to respond to a particular frequency that corresponds to a particular message generated by the audio accessory. When the particular message is received,... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

  
08/21/2014 > 6 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories.

20140233351 - Method and device for estimating a relative position between towed acoustic linear antennas: A method for estimating a position of a first acoustic linear antenna relative to a second acoustic linear antenna belonging to a network of towed acoustic linear antennas on which are arranged a plurality of nodes. The method includes: setting a first plurality of nodes arranged on the first antenna... Agent:

20140233350 - Method and system for adjusting vessel turn time with tension feedback: Disclosed are methods and systems for using tension feedback from steerable deflectors to adjust vessel turn time. In one example, a maximum tension for a second steerable first towed on a first side of the survey vessel may be determined. A radius of a turn of the vessel at a... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As

20140233352 - Velocity models for processing seismic data based on basin modeling: A method of developing a velocity model for processing a seismic dataset is implemented at a computer system having a processor and memory. The method includes: deriving a first velocity model from the seismic dataset; building a basin model based on the first velocity model and interpretation of the seismic... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140233353 - Method and device for well communication: The present invention concerns a method and a well string element for transmitting data in a well. The well string element (20c) includes an elongated body (80) that defines a through channel (110) and also includes a side pocket (92) that is open to ambient (91); and an acoustic modem... Agent:

20140233354 - Method for determining the acoustic characteristics of a mud filter cake: At least one acoustic sensor registers a pressure response to a low-frequency non-oscillating pressure signal generated in a borehole by at least one source. At least one characteristic of a transient process of pressure change is determined from the registered signal. A thickness of a mudcake is determined. Then, based... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140233355 - Wideband sonar with pulse compression: A sonar transmitter includes digital logic that controls switches coupled to a primary coil of a transformer. The switches are driven to produce at least one voltage pulse across a secondary coil for the transformer to produce a series of voltage pulses approximating the desired signal. The transformer may comprise:... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.

  
08/14/2014 > 5 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories.

20140226437 - System and method for moment tensor migration imaging: A method for estimating moment tensor components of a source can use a waveform based method that performs a stack function on projected data from each sensor. The method can produce a cumulative result for each moment tensor component, for each propagation phase at each image point and origin time.... Agent:

20140226438 - Assigned scheduled acquisition process in wireless exploration: Seismic survey systems and methods that utilize a source event schedule to autonomously generate source events with reference to a reference clock. In this regard, a source event controller may be employed that is synchronized to a reference clock to generate source events with respect to the source event schedule... Agent: Wireless Seismic, Inc.

20140226439 - Marine seismic vibrators and methods of use: Embodiments relate to marine seismic vibrators for use in seismic surveying and associated methods of use. An embodiment provides a marine seismic vibrator comprising: a shell having a spring constant selected to provide a first resonance frequency within an operational frequency range of about 1 Hz and about 300 Hz;... Agent:

20140226440 - Deployment of seabed device: A method of deploying a device to the seabed with a submersible vehicle, the vehicle having a hull which defines a hull axis and appears substantially annular when viewed along the hull axis. The hull has an interior defining a duct which is open at both ends. The device is... Agent: Go Science Limited

20140226441 - System and method for determining wave characteristics from a moving platform: A system and a method for determining one or more wave characteristics from a moving platform are disclosed. A sonar system, such as an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, can profile the water motion relative to the platform, and an earth reference can determine a measure of the platform motion relative... Agent: Teledyne Rd Instruments, Inc.

  
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:

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