Patents by Inventor Glenn D. Fisseler

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).

  • Publication number: 20040257913
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Clifford H. Ray, Glenn D. Fisseler, Hal B. Haygood
  • Patent number: 5303202
    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).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Inventors: Paul E. Carroll, Glenn D. Fisseler