Glenn D. Fisseler 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).
Abstract: A seismic exploration method and unit comprised of continuous recording, self-contained wireless seismometer units or pods. The self-contained unit may include a tilt meter, a compass and a mechanically gimbaled clock platform. Upon retrieval, seismic data recorded by the unit can be extracted and the unit can be charged, tested, re-synchronized, and operation can be re-initiated without the need to open the unit's case. The unit may include an additional geophone to mechanically vibrate the unit to gauge the degree of coupling between the unit and the earth. The unit may correct seismic data for the effects of crystal aging arising from the clock. Deployment location of the unit may be determined tracking linear and angular acceleration from an initial position. The unit may utilize multiple geophones angularly oriented to one another in order to redundantly measure seismic activity in a particular plane.
January 28, 2004
December 23, 2004
Clifford H. Ray, Glenn D. Fisseler, Hal B. Haygood
Abstract: A method for a seismic data acquisition system (FIG. 1) for determining whether a geophone circuit break is in a seismic cable conductor pair (22) or in a takeout conductor pair (26). A resistor (32, 32A) is positioned across the takeout conductor pair (26) for a geophone group (20). An impedance measuring device (30) determines if the break is in the seismic cable conductor pair (22) by measuring infinity for an open circuit, or by measuring the impedance of the resistor (32, 32A) if the break is in the takeout conductor pair (26).