Patents Examined by Isam Alsomiri
  • Patent number: 11867859
    Abstract: A method for configuring a multi-source and a hexa-source for acquiring first and second seismic datasets of a subsurface. The method includes selecting a number n of source arrays to create the multi-source; selecting a number m of sub-arrays for each source array, each sub-array having a plurality of source elements; imposing a distance D between any two adjacent source arrays of the multi-source; calculating a distance d between any two adjacent sub-arrays of a same source array so that bins associated with the first and second seismic datasets are interleaved; selecting source elements from at least six different sub-arrays of the n source arrays to create the hexa-source; and firing the multi-source to acquire the first dataset, and firing the hexa-source to acquire the second dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SERCEL
    Inventor: Thomas Elboth
  • Patent number: 11860288
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to detect the location of sound sources external to computing devices are disclosed. An apparatus, to determine a direction of a source of a sound relative to a computing device, includes a cross-correlation analyzer to generate a vector of values corresponding to a cross-correlation of first and second audio signals corresponding to the sound. The first audio signal is received from a first microphone of the computing device. The second audio signal is received from a second microphone of the computing device. The apparatus also includes a location analyzer to use a machine learning model and a set of the values of the vector to determine the direction of the source of the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hector Cordourier Maruri, Adam Kupryjanow, Karol Duzinkiewicz, Jose Rodrigo Camacho Perez, Paulo Lopez Meyer, Julio Zamora Esquivel, Alejandro Ibarra Von Borstel, Jonathan Huang
  • Patent number: 11860318
    Abstract: A method for reconstructing a signal from a subset of the full signal is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a plurality of randomly sampled multichannel radio-frequency or in-phase and quadrature signals acquired from a physical environment including a transmitter, a propagation medium and a receiver; modelling the full signal as a matrix comprising a plurality of vector signals wherein the full signal is expressed as a matrix product of a first matrix and a second matrix; updating the second matrix based on an objective function to produce an updated second matrix; determining a convergence parameter in dependence upon the evaluated objective function; and modifying the updated second matrix in dependence upon the convergence parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: CARPATCHIOT B.V.
    Inventor: Miaomiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11860327
    Abstract: A method for verticalizing recorded seismic data, the method including recording first data with a particle motion sensor, wherein the particle motion sensor is located on a streamer, and the particle motion sensor is configured to be insensitive to a direct current, recording second data with a gravity motion sensor, wherein the gravity motion sensor is also located on the stream, and the gravity motion sensor is configured to be sensitive to the direct current and temporally synchronous to the particle motion sensor, selecting a cost function that associates corresponding values of the first data and the second data, determining a misalignment angle from maximizing the cost function, wherein the misalignment angle describes a misalignment between corresponding axes of the particle motion sensor and the gravity motion sensor, and correcting seismic data recorded by the particle motion sensor based on the misalignment angle so that the corrected seismic data is verticalized with regard to gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SERCEL
    Inventors: Viktor Smirnov, Clémence Berthonaud, Julien Ribette
  • Patent number: 11860273
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed for spatial and temporal encoding of transmission in full synthetic transmit aperture imaging to achieve optimal spatial and contrast resolution and large signal-to-noise ratio for medical imaging applications with fewer signal transmissions, which can be equal to or less than the number of array elements within the aperture. In some aspects, a method of signal transmission is disclosed that includes a sequence of one or more sets of transmissions on a plurality of elements with unique, random, and/or optimized combinations of waveforms using amplitude and phase, and/or delay encoding. Sets of echoes corresponding to the sequence are beamformed such that fewer transmissions are needed than the number of array elements within the aperture, while maintaining complete spatial sampling of the aperture as if sampled according to a full set of synthetic transmit aperture transmissions on the same aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: DECISION SCIENCES MEDICAL COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Dustin E. Kruse
  • Patent number: 11852755
    Abstract: A method for providing a digital sensor signal (DS) from an ultrasonic sensor (16) for signal transmission to a signal receiver (28) is disclosed, in which a digital output signal (OS) from the ultrasonic sensor (16) is processed to form the digital sensor signal for signal transmission. Provision is made for the processing to comprise the following steps: (i) determining a signal change (SC) of successive values of the output signal (OS), (ii) scaling this signal change (SC) by means of a variable scaling factor (SF) which is specified by a scaling scheme known to the ultrasonic sensor (16) and the signal receiver (28), and (iii) outputting the scaled signal change (SC) as the digital sensor signal (DS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: VALEO SCHALTER UND SENSOREN GMBH
    Inventors: Charles Thin, Jean-Francois Bariant, Anto Michael
  • Patent number: 11846733
    Abstract: A method of tracking a known object is presented, wherein a sonar image of an object which is distorted by an artifact associated with sonar imaging is compared with an image generated from a model of the object, and at least one of the two images is modified to reduce differences between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: CODA OCTOPUS GROUP INC.
    Inventor: Martyn Sloss
  • Patent number: 11846734
    Abstract: A bracket for holding a universal transducer for use with a fishing or other boat, including a transducer assembly, having a transducer shaft, which brackets a transducer at its bottom end, while its upper end is connected either to the side of the boat, or onto the upper portions, such as the gear box, of the associated trolling motor, to provide the means for scoping the underwater typography through usage of a universal transducer, as available in the art. The upper end of the transducer shaft connects to a bracket, applied onto the bracket is a geared motor, such as a reversing motor, that can pivot the transducer in an approximate 360-degree direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: CLEARWATER CONCEPTS OF MISSOURI, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy R Hughes, Michael L Roller
  • Patent number: 11841424
    Abstract: An electronic device and methods for providing high resolution ranging measurements are disclosed. The electronic device includes a pulse generator, a memory, an ADC, a timer, a comparator, a processing unit, connectors for coupling to a transceiver and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions, when performed by the processing unit, performs a method that determines an estimated time of arrival of a series of measurement pulses in the signal and turns on, prior to the estimated time of arrival, the ADC to capture the series of measurement pulses using a first resolution provided by sampling the signal at a rate equal to or greater than the Nyquist rate. The ADC remains on for a fixed time period sized to capture the series of measurement pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter Wongeun Chung, Leonardo William Estevez, Johann Zipperer
  • Patent number: 11841423
    Abstract: Disclosed are an object recognition apparatus and method for a vehicle. The object recognition apparatus for a vehicle may include two or more sensors each configured to transmit a signal toward an object and receive signals having a direct path and indirect path and reflected and received from the object, a time of flight (ToF) detector configured to detect ToFs of the direct path and indirect path of each of the two or more sensors using the signals having the direct path and indirect path and received by each of the two or more sensors, and an object recognizer configured to recognize the object using the ToFs of the direct path and indirect path of each of the two or more sensors, detected by the ToF detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yeon Joo Shim, Jin Woo Jung, Sang Won Park, Jun Seop Jeong
  • Patent number: 11835655
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a mirror assembly for controlling optical directions in an optical sensing system. The mirror assembly may include a frame and a beam structure mechanically coupled to the frame. The beam structure may define a rotational axis. The mirror assembly may also include a micro mirror suspended by the beam structure. The mirror assembly may further include a plurality of piezoelectric actuators mechanically coupled to the frame and configured to rotate the micro mirror along the rotational axis. Each of the plurality of piezoelectric actuators may be disposed between the rotational axis and an outer edge of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING VOYAGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sergio Almeida, Yufeng Wang, Sae Won Lee, Youmin Wang
  • Patent number: 11835627
    Abstract: An image capturing method, comprising: scanning with a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensor an environment of the LIDAR sensor, wherein the LIDAR sensor progressively rotates about a rotation axis at a step angle, and when scanning each step angle the LIDAR sensor generates a point cloud of a portion of the environment in a predetermined pattern; scanning with an image sensor assembly mechanically coupled to the LIDAR sensor the environment in synchronization with the scanning by the LIDAR sensor to generate on an imaging plane of the image sensor assembly a sequence of image pixel rows of a portion of the environment corresponding to the point cloud of the portion of the environment; and combining the point cloud with the sequence of image pixel rows for the scanning of each step angle to obtain a fused image of the portion of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: WERIDE CORP.
    Inventors: Junhua Tan, Fengzhi Wu, Liren Xu, Renfeng Zuo, Kerry Shu, Junping Xie, Yin-Min Huang
  • Patent number: 11835673
    Abstract: Methods are provided for determining properties of an anisotropic formation (including both fast and slow formations) surrounding a borehole. A logging-while-drilling tool is provided that is moveable through the borehole. The logging-while drilling tool has at least one dipole acoustic source spaced from an array of receivers. During movement of the logging-while-drilling tool, the at least one dipole acoustic source is operated to excite a time-varying pressure field in the anisotropic formation surrounding the borehole. The array of receivers is used to measure waveforms arising from the time-varying pressure field in the anisotropic formation surrounding the borehole. The waveforms are processed to determine a parameter value that represents shear directionality of the anisotropic formation surrounding the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pu Wang, Sandip Bose, Bikash Kumar Sinha, Ting Lei
  • Patent number: 11828845
    Abstract: An obstacle detection device includes a traveling direction determination unit configured to determine a traveling direction of an own vehicle based on acquired steering angle information and shift position information, and an obstacle determination unit configured to set a detection range as a predetermined range around the own vehicle, determines, when an object detected based on sensor data is positioned inside the detection range, the object as an obstacle that obstructs traveling of the own vehicle, and outputs a control signal for stopping the traveling of the own vehicle or decelerating the own vehicle. The obstacle determination unit changes the detection range based on a determination result of the traveling direction determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Faurecia Clarion Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daiki Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 11829872
    Abstract: A method for ultrafast compound plane wave imaging based on a broadband acoustic metamaterial: controlling the transmit-receive ultrasonic probe to emit an ultrasonic signal at a preset transmit frequency and a first preset transmit angle, the preset transmit frequency is equal to a response frequency of the acoustic metamaterial structure; controlling the transmit-receive ultrasonic probe to receive, at a preset receive frequency and separately at a first preset receive angle, a second preset receive angle, a third preset receive angle, echo signals reflected by a measured object, where the preset receive frequency is n times the preset transmit frequency, the first preset receive angle is equal to the first preset transmit angle, the second preset receive angle is smaller than the first preset transmit angle, the third preset receive angle is larger than the first preset transmit angle; using the echo signals to reconstruct an image of the measured object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Yinfei Zheng, Chao Li, Dong Jiang
  • Patent number: 11828885
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide apparatus, methods and computer programs for ultrasonic proximity-detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Peso Parada, Rahim Saeidi
  • Patent number: 11828897
    Abstract: Downhole tools and method for a well. At least some of the example embodiments are methods of imaging a formation around a first borehole, including: focusing first outbound acoustic energy, launched from a tool with the first borehole, on a volume within the formation spaced away from the first borehole, the focusing creates a first virtual point source (VPS) that creates a first return acoustic energy; receiving the first return acoustic energy from the first VPS at a plurality of seismic sensors; and determining a parameter of the formation between the first VPS and a location of the seismic sensors using the first return acoustic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Cenovus Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Tim J. Davies
  • Patent number: 11828881
    Abstract: A light detection and ranging system includes synchronously scanning transmit and receive mirrors that scan a pulsed fanned laser beam in two dimensions. Imaging optics image a receive aperture onto an arrayed receiver that includes a plurality of light sensitive devices. Adaptive methods dynamically modify the size and location of the field of view as well as laser pulse properties in response to internal and external sensors data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Morarity, Alga Lloyd Nothern, III
  • Patent number: 11831355
    Abstract: An ultrasonic data transmission method, apparatus and system, a terminal device and a medium are provided. The method is applied to a transmitting terminal which includes at least two ultrasonic signal transmitting arrays. The method includes: a single-frequency ultrasonic coding signal of to-be-transmitted information corresponding to each ultrasonic signal transmitting array is respectively determined, ultrasonic codes of to-be-transmitted information corresponding to different ultrasonic signal transmitting arrays being different; and corresponding at least two single-frequency ultrasonic code signals are transmitted through the at least two ultrasonic signal transmitting arrays to a receiving terminal in a focusing mode, frequency bands of transmitting frequencies of different ultrasonic signal transmitting arrays being different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Runyu Shi, Yuqing Hua, Song Mei, Wei Lu, Lin Zhang, Naichao Guo, Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 11819361
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer device comprises a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (PMUT), a transmitter with first and second differential outputs, and a controller. The PMUT includes a membrane layer. A bottom electrode layer, comprising a first bottom electrode and a second bottom electrode, is disposed above the membrane layer. The piezoelectric layer is disposed above the bottom electrode layer. The top electrode layer is disposed above the piezoelectric layer and comprises a segmented center electrode disposed above a center of the membrane layer and a segmented outer electrode spaced apart from the segmented center electrode. The controller, responsive to the PMUT being placed in a transmit mode, is configured to couple the first and second segments of the bottom electrode layer with ground, couple the first output of the transmitter with the segments of the segmented center electrode, and couple the second output with the segments of the segmented outer electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabian T. Goericke, Richard J. Przybyla, Benjamin E. Eovino