Patents by Inventor Alice HERVÉ

Alice HERVÉ has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9969470
    Abstract: A system and method for performing a marine seismic survey of a subsurface. The method includes deploying under water, from a deploying vessel, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); recording with seismic sensors located on the AUV seismic waves generated by an acoustic source array; instructing the AUV to surface at a certain depth relative to the water surface; recovering the AUV by bringing the AUV on a recovery vessel; and transferring recorded seismic data to the recovery vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SAS
    Inventors: Thierry Brizard, Alice Hervé, Erwan Postic, Peter Maxwell, Robert Dowle, Salvador Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9821894
    Abstract: An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for recording seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a flush shape; an intake water element located on the body and configured to take in water; at least one propulsion nozzle located on the body and configured to eject the water from the intake water element for actuating the AUV; at least one guidance nozzle located on the body and configured to eject water to change a traveling direction of the AUV; and a seismic payload located on the body of the AUV and configured to record seismic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions AS
    Inventors: Thierry Brizard, Alice Herve, Jonathan Grimsdale, Robert Dowle
  • Patent number: 9487275
    Abstract: Method and vessel for performing marine acoustic survey of a subsurface. The vessel includes a launching module configured to deploy an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) underwater; a recovery module configured to recover the AUV; a homing device mounted on the recovery module and configured to guide the AUV to the recovery module; and a management module connecting the launching module to the recovery module and configured to transport the AUV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Thierry Brizard, Alice Hervé, Erwan Postic, Robert Dowle, Jonathan Grimsdale
  • Publication number: 20150336646
    Abstract: An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for recording seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a flush shape; an intake water element located on the body and configured to take in water; at least one propulsion nozzle located on the body and configured to eject the water from the intake water element for actuating the AUV; at least one guidance nozzle located on the body and configured to eject water to change a traveling direction of the AUV; and a seismic payload located on the body of the AUV and configured to record seismic signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions AS
    Inventors: Thierry Brizard, Alice Herve, Jonathan Grimsdale, Robert Dowle
  • Publication number: 20150336645
    Abstract: An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for recording seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV (200) includes a body (204) having a flush shape; a buoyancy system (202) located inside the body and configured to control a buoyancy of the AUV while traveling underwater; a processor (108) connected to the buoyancy system and configured to select one of plural phases for the buoyancy system at different times of the seismic survey, wherein the plural phases include a neutral buoyancy, a positive buoyancy and a negative buoyancy; and a seismic sensor (110) for recording seismic signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: CGG Services SA
    Inventors: Thierry Brizard, Jonathan Grimsdale, Alice Herve, Ivan Torres Tamanaja
  • Patent number: 9090319
    Abstract: An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for recording seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a flush shape; an intake water element located on the body and configured to take in water; at least one propulsion nozzle located on the body and configured to eject the water from the intake water element for actuating the AUV; at least one guidance nozzle located on the body and configured to eject water to change a traveling direction of the AUV; and a seismic payload located on the body of the AUV and configured to record seismic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions AS
    Inventors: Thierry Brizard, Alice Herve, Jonathan Grimsdale, Robert Dowle
  • Publication number: 20150047546
    Abstract: Method and vessel for performing marine acoustic survey of a subsurface. The vessel includes a launching module configured to deploy an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) underwater; a recovery module configured to recover the AUV; a homing device mounted on the recovery module and configured to guide the AUV to the recovery module; and a management module connecting the launching module to the recovery module and configured to transport the AUV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Thierry BRIZARD, Alice HERVÉ, Erwan POSTIC, Robert DOWLE, Jonathan GRIMSDALE
  • Patent number: 8881665
    Abstract: Method and vessel for performing marine acoustic survey of a subsurface. The vessel includes a launching module configured to deploy an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) underwater; a recovery module configured to recover the AUV; a homing device mounted on the recovery module and configured to guide the AUV to the recovery module; and a management module connecting the launching module to the recovery module and configured to transport the AUV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cggveritas Services SA
    Inventors: Thierry Brizard, Alice Hervé, Erwan Postic, Robert Dowle, Jonathan Grimsdale
  • Publication number: 20130081564
    Abstract: Method and vessel for performing marine acoustic survey of a subsurface. The vessel includes a launching module configured to deploy an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) underwater; a recovery module configured to recover the AUV; a homing device mounted on the recovery module and configured to guide the AUV to the recovery module; and a management module connecting the launching module to the recovery module and configured to transport the AUV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: CGGVERITAS SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Thierry BRIZARD, Alice HERVÉ, Erwan POSTIC, Robert DOWLE, Jonathan GRIMSDALE
  • Publication number: 20130083623
    Abstract: A system and method for performing a marine seismic survey of a subsurface. The method includes deploying under water, from a deploying vessel, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); recording with seismic sensors located on the AUV seismic waves generated by an acoustic source array; instructing the AUV to surface at a certain depth relative to the water surface; recovering the AUV by bringing the AUV on a recovery vessel; and transferring recorded seismic data to the recovery vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: CGGVERITAS SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Thierry BRIZARD, Alice HERVÉ, Erwan POSTIC, Peter MAXWELL, Robert DOWLE, Salvador RODRIGUEZ
  • Publication number: 20130083624
    Abstract: An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for recording seismic signals during a marine seismic survey. The AUV includes a body having a flush shape; an intake water element located on the body and configured to take in water; at least one propulsion nozzle located on the body and configured to eject the water from the intake water element for actuating the AUV; at least one guidance nozzle located on the body and configured to eject water to change a traveling direction of the AUV; and a seismic payload located on the body of the AUV and configured to record seismic signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: CGGVERITAS SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Thierry BRIZARD, Alice HERVÉ, Jonathan GRIMSDALE, Robert DOWLE