Patents by Inventor Charles M. Edwards

Charles M. Edwards 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: 4201972
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved system for employing seismic techniques for surveying the subsurface structures of the earth. The invention relates particularly to an improved system for generating, collecting and processing the data during the course of exploration with a group of trucks that travel over the surface of the earth and intermittently stop to perform the required operations. The processing aids in the performance of the generating and collecting step and in the further processing of the collected data. And the data resulting from processing in this invention are transferred to a computer center for further processing. In this system, use is made of two programmable computers to facilitate concurrent processing of seismic waves received in successive setups in different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Assignee: United Geophysical Corporation
    Inventors: Charles M. Edwards, J. Robert Fort
  • Patent number: 4202048
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved system for employing seismic techniques for surveying the subsurface structures of the earth. The invention relates particularly to an improved system for generating, collecting and processing the data during the course of exploration with a group of trucks that travel over the surface of the earth and intermittently stop to perform the required operations. The processing aids in the performance of the generating and collecting step and in the further processing of the collected data. And the data resulting from processing in this invention are transferred to a computer center for further processing. In this system, use is made of two programmable computers to facilitate concurrent processing of seismic waves received in successive setups in different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Assignee: United Geophysical Corporation
    Inventor: Charles M. Edwards
  • Patent number: 4188611
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved system for employing seismic techniques for surveying the subsurface structures of the earth. The invention relates particularly to an improved system for generating, collecting and processing the data during the course of exploration with a group of trucks that travel over the surface of the earth and intermittently stop to perform the required operations. The processing aides in the performance of the generating and collecting step and in the further processing of the collected data. And the data resulting from processing in this invention are transferred to a computer center for further processing. In this system, use is made of two programmable computers to facilitate concurrent processing of seismic waves received in successive setups in different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1980
    Assignee: United Geophysical Corporation
    Inventors: Charles M. Edwards, William C. Walter