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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. 02/27/2014 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
20140056099 - System and method for focusing ultrasound image data: Sold-state intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to flexible and efficient systems for focusing IVUS echo data received from transducers including polymer piezoelectric micro-machined ultrasound transducers (PMUTs). In one embodiment, an ultrasound processing system includes first and... Agent: Volcano Corporation
20140056100 - Buoy based marine seismic survey system and method: A seismic survey system for recording seismic data underwater. The system includes first plural buoys configured to descend to a first predetermined depth (H1) in water, at least one buoy having a seismic receiver for recording the seismic data; a first vessel configured to launch the first plural buoys; and... Agent: Cgg Services Sa
20140056101 - System and method for sonic wave measurements using an acoustic beam source: A method and system for investigating structure near a borehole are described herein. The method includes generating an acoustic beam by an acoustic source; directing at one or more azimuthal angles the acoustic beam towards a selected location in a vicinity of a borehole; receiving at one or more receivers... Agent:
20140056102 - Patch microseismic array and method: Device and method for locating a microseismic event taking place in a subsurface of the earth. The method includes receiving a location of a well; identifying inaccessible locations for seismic receivers on a surface next to the well; distributing patches of the seismic receivers on the surface above the well,... Agent: Cgg Services Sa
20140056103 - Seismic survey communication systems and methods: Systems and methods for seismic survey communications. In one implementation, the method may include receiving a first network address to a sensor node. The first network address may correspond to a primary logical path between the sensor node and a recording server. The primary logical path may also include a... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20140056104 - Integrated active ultrasonic probe: An ultrasonic probe includes ultrasonic transducers and processing electronics to control emission of ultrasonic energy and to process and digitize returned echo data. Processed echo data can then be transmitted over a digital interface for display.... Agent: General Electric Company
20140056105 - Object information acquiring apparatus and object information acquiring method: The present invention employs an object information acquiring apparatus comprising a plurality of conversion elements which receive acoustic waves emitted from an object and convert the acoustic waves into electrical signals, a correlation calculator which calculates correlation data by using the plurality of electrical signals output from the plurality of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140056106 - Sound source signal filtering apparatus based on calculated distance between microphone and sound source: Provided is a sound source signal filtering method and apparatus. The sound source signal filtering method includes: generating two or more microphone output signals by combining sound source signals input through a plurality of microphones; calculating distances between the microphones and a sound source from which the sound source signals... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140056107 - Parametric system for generating a sound halo, and methods of use thereof: A parametric system for generating audible sound, comprising a transducer array configured to emit modulated ultrasonic waves in a converging wave pattern toward a focal volume, where the modulated ultrasonic waves are configured to demodulate to generate audible sound waves in the focal volume, and where the generated audible sound... Agent: Convey Technology, Inc.
20140056108 - Marine vibratory sound source for beneath water seismic exploration: A marine vibratory sound source for producing swept or pulse coded signals in a body of water and within geological structures beneath a body of water, primarily for seismic exploration of the strata beneath the bottom of the water. More particularly, a high power, servo controlled hydraulic, sound source that... Agent:
20140056109 - Seismic source array: A marine seismic source array includes multiple strings of marine seismic source elements. A first string has a first specified arrangement of air guns between a beginning of the first string and an end of the first string. A second string has a second, different specified arrangement of the air... Agent: Bolt Technology Corporation
20140056110 - Acoustic source for generating an acoustic beam: An acoustic source for generating an acoustic beam includes a housing; a plurality of spaced apart piezo-electric layers disposed within the housing; and a non-linear medium filling between the plurality of layers. Each of the plurality of piezoelectric layers is configured to generate an acoustic wave. The non-linear medium and... Agent:
20140056111 - Acoustic detector: An acoustic detector includes a cylindrical support member and a plurality of receiver elements that are disposed on a surface of the cylindrical support member. The plurality of receiver elements are configured to detect acoustic waves in a plurality of azimuthal angular directions.... Agent:02/20/2014 > 9 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.
20140050046 - Acoustic imaging of objects in optically opaque fluids: The present invention is a method and an apparatus that can image objects immersed in optically opaque fluids using ultrasound in a confined space and in a harsh environment. If the fluid is not highly attenuating at frequencies above 1 MHz, where commercial ultrasound scanners are available, such scanners can... Agent:
20140050048 - Harmonic ultrasound imaging using synthetic aperture sequential beamforming: A method includes generating an ultrasound image based on the harmonic components in the received echoes using multi-stage beamforming and data generated therefrom. An ultrasound imaging system (100, 200) includes a transducer array (108) including a plurality of transducer elements configured to emit ultrasound signals and receive echoes generated in... Agent: B-k Medical Aps
20140050047 - Method and device to acquire seismic data: Streamer and method for deploying the streamer for seismic data acquisition related to a subsurface of a body of water. The method includes a step of releasing into the body of water, from a vessel, a body having a predetermined length together with plural detectors provided along the body; a... Agent: Cgg Services Sa
20140050049 - Methods and systems for deghosting marine seismic data: A method is provided for deghosting marine seismic data. Marine seismic data is provided. The marine seismic data has a total acoustic wavefield that includes an upgoing acoustic wavefield and a downgoing acoustic wavefield. A deghosting operation to determine a part of the total acoustic wavefield corresponding to one of... Agent:
20140050050 - Microseismic source location estimation with high resolution using green's functions: The sources of microseismic hydraulic fracture events (“hydro-fracs”) are located for image mapping by the calculation of Green's functions G(x, z, t|x′, z′, 0) which is estimated using, e.g., RVSP, VSP, SWD and/or surface data, with the Green's functions used as migration kernels with greater accuracy than the prior art... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20140050051 - Multi-state beamforming array: A sonar system and method of operating a sonar system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the sonar system comprises an array of transducers and a multiplexer configurable into a plurality of states. In one embodiment, the multiplexer, when in a first state, electrically couples a plurality of connections with the... Agent: Teledyne Rd Instruments, Inc.
20140050052 - Method and system for detecting spatial position of indicator object by using sound wave: A method for detecting a spatial position of an indicator object by using sound waves. The method is adapted to be used with a sound wave transceiver device and a plurality of sound wave receiving devices. The method includes steps of: obtaining a relative position of the sound wave transceiver... Agent: Au Optronics Corp.
20140050053 - Estimation device and estimation method: A computer-readable recording medium storing an estimation program for causing a computer to execute a process, the process includes: executing sound image localization processing for each of pieces of sound data output by a plurality of sound sources; and specifying, on the basis of a change in orientation of a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140050054 - Multilayer backing absorber for ultrasonic transducer: A multilayer backing absorber for use with an ultrasonic transducer comprises a plurality of absorber elements, each absorber element having at least one metal layer and at least one adhesive layer, wherein the backing absorber is adapted to be coupled to a vibrating layer of the ultrasonic transducer.... Agent: Measurement Specialties, Inc.02/13/2014 > 14 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.
20140043933 - Calibration of multiple aperture ultrasound probes: The quality of ping-based ultrasound imaging is dependent on the accuracy of information describing the precise acoustic position of transmitting and receiving transducer elements. Improving the quality of transducer element position data can substantially improve the quality of ping-based ultrasound images, particularly those obtained using a multiple aperture ultrasound imaging... Agent:
20140043934 - Data acquisition: Methods for indirect data acquisition via exact inverse receiver extrapolation. The desired data are obtained from extrapolation of directly measured data containing a wavefield quantity (e.g. pressure) and a component of its gradient. The methods use exact representations of scattering reciprocity. Methods of evaluating/validating the extrapolated data are also disclosed.... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20140043935 - Hyperbolic shooting method and device: During a seismic survey, shots located close to one another are fired at a time interval shorter than an echo time interval and longer than a closest receiver time interval. During the echo time interval which follows a first shot, receivers located within a predetermined distance from the first shot... Agent: Cgg Services Sa
20140043936 - Device and method for directional designature of seismic data: Computing device, computer instructions and method for directional designature of seismic data d with a given source directivity. The method includes obtaining directional operators r; calculating a model u with a modified source directivity based on (1) seismic data d, and (2) an operator that is a combination of the... Agent:
20140043937 - Adaptive sweep method and device for seismic exploration: Controller and method for adapting a frequency sweep for a vibro-acoustic source element that is configured to generate acoustic waves during a seismic survey. The method includes driving a seismic source element to generate a current frequency sweep; recording seismic data with plural seismic sensors in response to the current... Agent: Cgg Services Sa
20140043938 - Cased-hole radial profiling of shear parameters from sonic measurements: Cased-hole radial profiling of shear parameters from sonic measurements is disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include determining a variation of a first shear modulus at a first radial position from a cased borehole in a formation based on a first weighted average of fractional variations of Stoneley wave velocities for... Agent:
20140043939 - Imaging by extrapolation of vector-acoustic data: Methods for wavefield extrapolation using measurements of a wavefield quantity and a component of the gradient of the wavefield quantity are disclosed. The methods use “exact” representations of scattering reciprocity. The methods can yield “exact”, nonlinear, “true-amplitude” receiver wavefields that are beyond the receiver measurement boundary. Methods of evaluating/validating the... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20140043941 - Object information acquiring apparatus: The present invention employs an object information acquiring apparatus comprising a plurality of receiving elements which receive acoustic waves emitted from an object and convert the acoustic waves into received signals, a delay unit which matches phases of the received signals, a complex converter which converts the received signals into... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140043940 - Transmission circuit, semiconductor device, ultrasonic sensor and vehicle: A transmission circuit transmits an ultrasonic signal from an ultrasonic vibrator by driving a terminal voltage of the ultrasonic vibrator using a first pulse signal and then further driving the terminal voltage using a second pulse signal having an opposite phase to the first pulse signal. At least one of... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20140043942 - Method and apparatus for identifying posture: A method and an apparatus can be used for identifying a posture. The method includes obtaining information about sending an ultrasonic wave by one or more ultrasonic transmitters and obtaining information about receiving the ultrasonic wave by ultrasonic receivers. The one or more ultrasonic transmitters are fixed on an object... Agent:
20140043943 - Ultrasonic locationing system using regional addressing with ultrasonic tones: An ultrasonic locationing system includes an emitter operable to emit at least two ultrasonic frequency tones sequentially in one ultrasonic burst. These tones, which may contain multiple frequency components, define a unique regional address. A mobile device with a microphone is operable to receive the ultrasonic burst and have a... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
20140043944 - Ultrasonic high temperature and pressure housing for piezoelectric-acoustic channels: An ultrasonic transducer with housing contains a transducer assembly, an outer housing surface being fixed against a barrier surface for transferring ultrasonic waves to and from a barrier. The housing has an inner surface with plateau. A cap closes the housing and the transducer assembly has a piezoelectric transducer with... Agent: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
20140043945 - Seismic vibratory acquisition method and apparatus: A method and related apparatus are described for generating acoustic signals for use in a vibratory seismic survey, including at least two different sweep signals for the control of at least two different types of vibrators; and matching the phases of the different sweep signals at a transition frequency from... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20140043946 - Surface acoustic wave tag-based coherence multiplexing: A surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based coherence multiplexing system includes SAW tags each including a SAW transducer, a first SAW reflector positioned a first distance from the SAW transducer and a second SAW reflector positioned a second distance from the SAW transducer. A transceiver including a wireless transmitter has a signal... Agent: University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.02/06/2014 > 18 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.
20140036620 - 4d data ultrasound imaging system and corresponding control process: An embodiment of a 4D data ultrasound imaging system includes a matrix of transducer elements suitable for transmitting and for receiving ultrasound signals, said transducer elements being divided into sub-matrixes suitable for receiving in a delayed way a same acoustic signal, a plurality of reception channels with one of said... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20140036621 - Detecting and quantifying hydrocarbon volumes in sub-seismic sands in the presence of anisotropy: A method to detect presence of hydrocarbons in a subterranean formation. The method includes identifying a geological interval in the subterranean formation, analyzing a measurement of a rock sample obtained from the geological interval to generate a rock sample analysis result, wherein the rock sample analysis result indicates the presence... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20140036622 - Seismic sensor node with serrated annular skirt: A seismic sensor node 1 comprising one or more seismic sensors (8,9) and an annular skirt (3) defining an annular axis. The annular skirt (3) has a cutting edge (10) which appears serrated when viewed at a right angle to the annular axis. The skirt (3) also has a series... Agent: Go Science Limited
20140036623 - Device and method for synchronized marine acquisition with reduced interference noise: Method that acquires seismic data in a region having time restrictions. The method includes deploying first and second seismic vessels having first and second seismic sources, respectively; separating the first and second seismic sources from each other by a predetermined distance d; towing the first and second seismic sources across... Agent:
20140036624 - Method and device for determining signature of seismic source: A sensor probe system for measuring a signature of a marine seismic source array, the system including a base-mounted part attached to a base; a sensor probe configured to sink toward ocean bottom when released in water, wherein the sensor probe includes a signature sensor for measuring the signature of... Agent:
20140036625 - Method for optimizing acoustic source array performance: A technique facilitates obtaining seismic data in a marine environment. An array of acoustic sources is deployed in a marine environment. The array can be utilized for creating acoustic pulses that facilitate the collection of data on subsea structures. The methodology enables optimization of acoustic source array performance to improve... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20140036626 - Estimating and using slowness vector attributes in connection with a multi-component seismic gather: A technique includes determining at least one attribute of a slowness vector associated with a seismic gather based on pressure data and an indication of particle motion that is measured by at least one seismic sensor while in tow.... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20140036627 - Loudness based method and system for determining relative location of an acoustic event along a channel: A method for determining relative location of an acoustic event along a channel such as a wellbore includes obtaining two acoustic signals at are obtained at two different and known depths in the wellbore, dividing the acoustic signals into windows, and determining the relative loudnesses of pairs of the windows.... Agent: Hifi Engineering Inc.
20140036628 - Subsurface monitoring using distributed acoustic sensors: This application relates to methods and apparatus for geophysical monitoring within wellbores. The method involves interrogating an optical fibre (106) deployed along substantially the entire length of the wellbore (201) to provide distributed acoustic sensing and detecting the acoustic response from substantially the entire length of the wellbore in response... Agent: Optasense Holdings Limited
20140036629 - Downlinking communication system and method: A downlinking signal is transmitted downhole from the surface using drilling fluid as the communications medium. The downlinking signal includes at least a synchronization phase and a command phase. Attributes of the synchronization phase are used upon reception of the signal to determine corresponding attributes of the command phase. Commands... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20140036630 - Method and apparatus for reducing recognition times in an image-based product recognition system: A product recognition system comprises a product image data collector arranged to capture image data which is representative of an image of a product item. The product recognition system also comprises an acoustic energy source arranged to emit acoustic energy towards the product item. The product recognition further comprises a... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20140036631 - Active sonar apparatus, active sonar signal processing method, and recording medium storing signal processing program thereof: An active sonar apparatus which emits a sound wave and detects a target object based on a sound reflected by this target object including an FFT part which performs the fast Fourier transform of the received sound wave to derive a frequency spectrum and outputs this as an FFT signal,... Agent:
20140036632 - Mounting structure for sonar sensor: A mounting structure for a sonar sensor includes the sonar sensor provided with a detection plane for detecting a distance to an object by sending an ultrasound from the detection plane and receiving a reflective wave reflected by the object, a resin member in which a hole is formed and... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20140036634 - Three-dimensional mechanical ultrasonic probe: A three-dimensional mechanical ultrasound probe includes a base; a transducer for emitting an ultrasonic signal; a driven wheel with a hole, the driven wheel being connected to the transducer, the transducer being swung by the driven wheel; a motor fixed on the base; and a transmission system connected to the... Agent:
20140036633 - Ultrasonic probe: An array of ultrasonic transducers is formed on a piezoelectric polymer foil. Ultrasonic transducer electrodes are formed on a first side of the foil and a ground layer is formed on a second side of the foil.... Agent: General Electric Company
20140036635 - All-optical hydrophone insensitive to temperature and to static pressure: The invention consists of an optical hydrophone, an optical fiber element forming a laser cavity, housed in a mechanical structure which comprises an open cylindrical rigid body, defining the cavity enclosing a fluid and in which the optical fiber element is housed, and closed at its ends by two end... Agent: Thales
20140036636 - Object information acquiring apparatus and object information acquiring method: Employed is an object information acquiring apparatus including an irradiation unit irradiating an object with light; a detection unit including a plurality of elements each obtaining an acoustic wave generated from the object and converting the acoustic wave into a detection signal; a detection unit moving mechanism moving the detection... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140036637 - Low frequency folded pendulum and vertical seismic sensor utilizing such a folded pendulum: A folded pendulum is described. The folded pendulum can be a monolithic pendulum and is positioned in the vertical configuration. The folded pendulum allows for more compact realizations through high decouplings of a vertical degree of freedom from other degrees of freedom as well as optimal mechanical quality factors.... Agent:Previous industry: Agitating
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