Patents Examined by Hovhannes Baghdasaryan
  • Patent number: 10379238
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of acoustic logging while drilling, and provides an integral packaging device for acoustic receiving transducers while drilling, wherein, the receiving transducers are directly arranged in a signal processing circuit, which is installed in an internal supporting frame fitted in a rectangular bellow; one side of the bellow has a deformable surface that is of a corrugated structure, and oil is filled in the bellow; the receiving transducers are arranged on the side that has a deformable surface; a shock absorbing rubber piece is of a U-shaped structure; one end of a connecting unit is connected to the signal processing circuit, and the other end of the connecting unit is connected to a main control circuit in a logging while drilling instrument. The present disclosure employs an integral packaging structure, which is easy to install structurally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Jian Zheng, Wenxuan Chen, Qingyun Di, Zili Wang, Yuntao Sun, Yongyou Yang, Wenxiu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10364670
    Abstract: An azimuthally acoustic imaging logging while drilling (LWD) apparatus employs two sets of transmitting transducers to excite multipole mode waves. One set is high-frequency monopole and polarized pole transmitting transducers, and the other set is low-frequency dipole and quadrupole transmitting transducers. Separation of a high-frequency transmitting state from a low-frequency transmitting state is realized by using a dual-row transmission solution. Each set of transmitting transducers operates at transducer resonance points through a matching circuit, thereby greatly increasing the transmitted energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Jian Zheng, Wenxuan Chen, Qingyun Di, Zili Wang, Yuntao Sun, Yongyou Yang, Wenxiu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10365354
    Abstract: A laser distance meter includes a laser light source configured to emit temporally modulated laser light toward target objects. The laser distance meter further includes a light detector configured to detect laser light reflected by target objects. The laser distance meter further includes a light detector configured to detect laser light reflects by target objects. The laser distance meter also includes an electronic control and analyzing unit configured to control the laser light source and configured to analyze signals of the light detector. The electronic control and analyzing unit is designed to drive the laser light source, detect laser light reflected by target object by directly synchronously sampling a reception signal over a measurement time duration, generating a detection signal for each modulation frequencies, carry out an inverse Fourier transformation of the detection signal, and evaluate the propagation time spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Schmidtke
  • Patent number: 10353054
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laser light transceiver which is configured so as to include a polarization changing unit 2 for outputting a laser light beam outputted from a transmission light source 1 toward a direction corresponding to the polarization of the laser light beam while changing the polarization of the laser light beam with respect to time. As a result, the laser light transceiver can transmit a laser light beam, whose power is not decreased, in two eye directions without mechanically scanning with the laser light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hinokuma, Takeshi Sakimura, Yosuke Akino, Takayuki Yanagisawa, Hisamichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10353055
    Abstract: Provided is a 3-dimensional (3D) scanning technique using a laser. The technique includes a laser outputting device configured to emit omni-directionally a laser beam output from a laser beam source in 360 degrees and a laser receiving device formed above or below the laser outputting device and configured to receive a laser beam reflected by an object which is located on a propagation path of a laser beam output from the laser outputting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Yeon Kug Moon, Ho Young Park
  • Patent number: 10353089
    Abstract: A method for developing or maintaining a subterranean field includes: parameterizing seismic wave records for each identified seismic event to provide a parameter describing each seismic wave record used to identify each seismic event; generating a reference seismic event data base having the identified seismic events and the parameter; calculating a similarity value for new received seismic wave records with respect to each seismic event in the reference seismic event data base using the corresponding parameter to provide a plurality of similarity values; identifying a maximum similarity value from any of the similarity values in the plurality of similarity values that meets or exceeds a similarity threshold value; identifying a new seismic event at a location of the seismic event in the reference seismic event data base corresponding to the maximum similarity value; and modifying operation of subterranean field-related equipment in response to identifying the new seismic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Emmanuel Auger
  • Patent number: 10338256
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing data acquired using a variable-depth streamer, obtain up-going and down-going wavefields at a predetermined datum, and use them to identify multiples included in the up-going wavefield. An image of a geological formation under the seabed is then generated using the data from which the multiples have been removed, and/or the multiples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: Gordon Poole, Simon King
  • Patent number: 10324173
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an acoustic transducer includes an element with an acoustic radiative surface having two warped edges at opposing sides. In another embodiment, an acoustic transducer includes first and second elements, each divided into at least two spatially separated portions electrically coupled to each other, the portions configured to interleave. In a further embodiment, an acoustic transducer includes first and second transducer elements. The second element is situated adjacent to the first element and includes a radiative surface with an edge having periodic elongations. In yet another embodiment, an acoustic transducer includes a transducer element with an acoustic radiative surface that has a skewed diamond shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Airmar Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nolen Ryba, Kenneth D. Rolt
  • Patent number: 10325915
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a plurality of CMOS control elements arranged in a two-dimensional array, where each CMOS control element of the plurality of CMOS control elements includes semiconductor devices. The plurality of CMOS control elements each including a PMOS semiconductor device portion comprising a high voltage PMOS device and a low voltage PMOS device and an NMOS semiconductor device portion comprising a high voltage NMOS device and a low voltage NMOS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christian Salvia, Michael H. Perrott, Marian Voros, Eldwin Ng, Julius Ming-Lin Tsai, Nikhil Apte
  • Patent number: 10317510
    Abstract: An adaptor device includes a first connector (106) configured to interface with an ultrasound probe and a second connector (108) configured to interface with an ultrasound console. An array of lines (120) connects the first connector to the second connector. A pulse generator or generators (110, 112) are configured to output trigger signals responsive to a signal on one or more of the array of lines. An external output (114, 116) is configured to output the trigger signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Ameet Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 10317552
    Abstract: There is provided herein a system and method of seismic data collection for land and marine data that utilizes narrowband to monochromatic low-frequency non-impulsive sources designed to optimize the ability of migration/inversion algorithms to image the subsurface of the Earth, in particular, full-waveform inversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BP Corporation, North America Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Dellinger, John T. Etgen, Graham Openshaw
  • Patent number: 10315222
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a plurality of CMOS control elements arranged in a two-dimensional array, where each CMOS control element of the plurality of CMOS control elements includes two semiconductor devices. The plurality of CMOS control elements include a first subset of CMOS control elements, each CMOS control element of the first subset of CMOS control elements including a semiconductor device of a first class and a semiconductor device of a second class, and a second subset of CMOS control elements, each CMOS control element of the second subset of CMOS control elements including a semiconductor device of the first class and a semiconductor device of a third class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christian Salvia, Michael H. Perrott, Marian Voros, Eldwin Ng, Julius Ming-Lin Tsai, Nikhil Apte
  • Patent number: 10319356
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a transducer array. The transducer array may include a first receiver having a first aperture width. The transducer array may include a second receiver having a second aperture width that is substantially equal to the first aperture width. The transducer array may also include a transceiver having a third aperture width that is larger than the first aperture width and the second aperture width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventor: David Parks
  • Patent number: 10310133
    Abstract: A system to improve calibration of geophone and hydrophone pairs is described. The system generates first and second phase shifted data by applying a first and second phase shift to first seismic data acquired by the geophone. The system generates a first upgoing wavefield by summing the first phase shifted data and second seismic data acquired by the hydrophone, and a second upgoing wavefield by summing the second phase shifted data and the second seismic data. The system generates a first downgoing wavefield from a difference of the first phase shifted data and the second seismic data, and a second downgoing wavefield from a difference of the second phase shifted data and the second seismic data. The system determines ratios of the upgoing wavefields and the downgoing wavefields for each phase shift to identify the highest ratio, and selects the phase shift corresponding to the highest ratio for calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Fairfield Geotechnologies
    Inventors: Kenneth Lawrence Craft, Carsten Udengaard
  • Patent number: 10310062
    Abstract: A frequency steered sonar element comprises a transducer element and a grating element. The transducer element presents a longitudinal axis and is configured to receive a transmit electronic signal and generate an acoustic wave with a frequency component corresponding to a frequency component of the transmit electronic signal. The grating element presents a longitudinal axis and is oriented such that a longitudinal axis of the grating element and a longitudinal axis of the transducer element form an acute angle. The grating element includes a first surface and an opposing second surface. One or more of the surfaces includes one or more grooves distributed thereon, the one or more grooves including first and second facets. The grating element is configured to emit a sonar beam in an angular direction which varies according to the frequency component of the acoustic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Aaron R. Coleman, Brian T. Maguire, Brandon M. Black, Jeffrey B. Wigh
  • Patent number: 10306880
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and/or methods to protect an entity. A detector may detect an animal proximate to an entity based on sensor data from a plurality of sensors. The plurality of sensors may be positioned, for example, on the entity. In addition, a protector may administer a mechanical repellant from a protection device to repel the animal proximate to the entity. The mechanical repellant may include, for example, an ultrasound wave, a vibration wave, and so on. Moreover, the mechanical repellant may be specific to a type of animal to repel the animal proximate to the entity. The mechanical repellant may further be harmless to the animal (or the entity) and/or inapplicable to at least one other animal in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Wei Teh, Tomer Rider
  • Patent number: 10302750
    Abstract: A method and system for generating arbitrary ultrasonic waveforms using a tri-state transmitter. Three variants of the device are described to provide functionality in three usage scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VERASONICS, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Flynn, Peter J. Kaczkowski, Brian J. Pflugrath, Lauren S. Pflugrath
  • Patent number: 10302410
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods associated with a pressure-balanced seismic sensor package are disclosed. One example of an apparatus can include a plurality of optical components, a sensor box enclosing the plurality of optical components, and a lid for the sensor box. The plurality of optical components, the sensor box, and the lid form a pressure-balanced seismic sensor package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Geospace Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Alexis Peregrin Fernihough, Brian Anthony Hare
  • Patent number: 10302752
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes a transducer array with a plurality of transducer elements configured to repeatedly emit in a predetermined pattern, a first beamformer configured to beamform echo signals received by the transducer array to produce a low resolution line of data for each emission, and a first communication interface configured to wirelessly transmit the low resolution lines of data for each emission in series. The ultrasound imaging system further includes a second communication interface configured to for each emission in series wirelessly receive the transmitted low resolution lines of data, a second beamformer configured to beamform the received low resolution lines of data to produce high resolution ultrasound data, and a velocity processor configured to estimate vector velocity components from the high resolution ultrasound data in a lateral direction and an axial using an autocorrelation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: B-K Medical Aps
    Inventors: Tommaso Di Ianni, Martin Hemmsen, Jorgen Arendt Jensen
  • Patent number: 10297244
    Abstract: Provided are: a carbonaceous acoustic matching layer which exhibits satisfactory mechanical strength, in which losses at a layer interface are suppressed as far as possible and in which the degree of variation in acoustic impedance in the thickness direction can be increased; and a method for producing same. The carbonaceous acoustic matching layer is obtained by dispersing filler particles, which are selected on the basis of the desired acoustic impedance of each layer, in a resin such as a furan resin, a phenol resin or a vinyl chloride resin, curing, laminating, and then carbonizing the resin by heating in a non-oxidizing atmosphere, amorphous carbon, which is obtained by the resin carbonization, is integrated across all the layers. The blending proportion of the filler particles is decided so that the difference in coefficient of linear contraction caused by the carbonization is at a minimum between adjacent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiki Oono, Atsunori Satake, Takeshi Suzuki