Patents by Inventor Lars Borgen

Lars Borgen 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: 20200109653
    Abstract: Electric energy generating device (1) for installation to an exhaust conduit (2) in which an exhaust gas (9) is flowing, comprising: —a thermoelectric generator (3) comprising a hot side (4) and a cold side (5), —at least one hot side heat transfer loop (6) comprising a fluid conduit circuit having a thermal fluid circulating therein, and where the fluid conduit circuit comprises: —a first in section (7) n thermal contact with the hot side (4), —a second section (8) adapted to be in thermal contact with the exhaust gas (9), —a third section (10) and a fourth section (11), wherein the third section (10) and the fourth section (11) each comprises at least one vibrational damping part (12), wherein each of the at least one vibrational damping part (12) comprises a heat resistant and flexible tube integrated into the third section (10) and the fourth section (11) of the fluid conduit circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Torleif A. Tollefsen, Lars Andreas Larsson, Harald Borgen
  • Patent number: 10481080
    Abstract: A gas sensing apparatus (48) comprises a gas sensor arranged to use light to sense presence of a gas; an optical element (12, 40) arranged so that said light impinges thereon; and a thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24) having a cold side (6, 36) and a hot side (8, 34). The thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24) is configured to transfer heat energy from said cold side (6, 36) to said hot side (8, 34) in response to a supply of electrical energy provided to the thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24). The hot side (8, 34) of the thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24) is in thermal contact with the optical element (12, 40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GASSECURE AS
    Inventors: Lars Borgen, Britta Fismen, Thor Christian Hobæk, Håkon Sagberg
  • Patent number: 10031247
    Abstract: A technique includes receiving data indicative of a first measurement acquired by a rotation sensor on a seismic streamer and based on the first measurement, estimating a torque noise present in a measurement acquired by a second sensor on the streamer. The technique includes attenuating the torque noise based on the estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ahmet Kemal Ozdemir, Vidar Anders Husom, Nicolas Goujon, Oeyvind Teigen, Lars Borgen
  • Publication number: 20180202920
    Abstract: A gas sensing apparatus (48) comprises a gas sensor arranged to use light to sense presence of a gas; an optical element (12, 40) arranged so that said light impinges thereon; and a thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24) having a cold side (6, 36) and a hot side (8, 34). The thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24) is configured to transfer heat energy from said cold side (6, 36) to said hot side (8, 34) in response to a supply of electrical energy provided to the thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24). The hot side (8, 34) of the thermoelectric heat pump (2, 24) is in thermal contact with the optical element (12, 40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Lars BORGEN, Britta FISMEN, Thor Christian HOBÆK, Håkon SAGBERG
  • Patent number: 9759825
    Abstract: An apparatus includes particle motion sensors and a streamer that contains the particle motion sensors. The streamer is towed in connection with a seismic survey, and the towing of the streamer produces a turbulent flow. The streamer includes an inner cable and a fluid containing layer. The inner cable includes a material to circumscribe and extend along a longitudinal axis of the streamer and circumscribe at least one of the particle motion sensors. The fluid containing layer surrounds the inner cable to reduce noise that is otherwise sensed by the particle motion sensors due to the turbulent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Patrick Perciot, Lars Borgen, Oeyvind Teigen, Nicolas Goujon
  • Patent number: 9618638
    Abstract: A technique includes designing a streamer, which includes a cable and seismic sensors based at least in part on a relationship between vibration noise and a bending stiffness of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Oeyvind Teigen, Nicolas Goujon, Lars Borgen
  • Patent number: 9513393
    Abstract: A technique includes distributing particle motion sensors along the length of a seismic streamer. Each particle motion sensor is eccentrically disposed at an associated angle about an axis of the seismic streamer with respect to a reference line that is common to the associated angles. The sensors are mounted to suppress torque noise in measurements that are acquired by the particle motion sensors. This mounting includes substantially varying the associated angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ahmet Kemal Ozdemir, Oeyvind Teigen, Lars Borgen
  • Patent number: 9411061
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a streamer cable includes connecting seismic devices using slacked wire and disposing a polymer body having a channel defined therein around the seismic devices and the wire such that the wire extends through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventor: Lars Borgen
  • Publication number: 20160202367
    Abstract: An apparatus includes particle motion sensors and a streamer that contains the particle motion sensors. The streamer is towed in connection with a seismic survey, and the towing of the streamer produces a turbulent flow. The streamer includes an inner cable and a fluid containing layer. The inner cable includes a material to circumscribe and extend along a longitudinal axis of the streamer and circumscribe at least one of the particle motion sensors. The fluid containing layer surrounds the inner cable to reduce noise that is otherwise sensed by the particle motion sensors due to the turbulent flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick Perciot, Lars Borgen, Oeyvind Teigen, Nicolas Goujon
  • Patent number: 9291731
    Abstract: An apparatus includes particle motion sensors and a streamer that contains the particle motion sensors. The streamer is to be towed in connection with a seismic survey, and the towing of the streamer produces a turbulent flow. The streamer includes an inner cable that contains the particle motion sensors and a fluid containing layer to surround the inner cable to reduce noise otherwise sensed by the particle motion sensors due to the turbulent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C
    Inventors: Patrick Perciot, Lars Borgen, Oeyvind Teigen, Nicolas Goujon
  • Patent number: 9229128
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes accessing a set of multicomponent marine noise data exhibiting a plurality of polarization vectors at each of a plurality of co-located pressure and particle motion data points on a marine seismic survey apparatus; and determining a set of perturbation noise data for the marine seismic survey apparatus from the polarization vectors. Computer readable program storage media are encoded with instructions that, when executed by a processor, perform the computer-implemented method. A computing apparatus is programmed to perform the computer-implemented method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ahmet Kemal Ozdemir, Nicolas Goujon, Lars Borgen
  • Patent number: 9158015
    Abstract: A technique includes designing a streamer, which includes a cable and seismic sensors based at least in part on a relationship between vibration noise and a bending stiffness of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Oeyvind Teigen, Nicolas Goujon, Lars Borgen
  • Patent number: 8908470
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a streamer cable having one or more seismic devices disposed within a polymer body and about a core. The polymer body includes a channel defined therein for receiving one or more wires connecting the seismic devices. The wires include slack for withstanding the tensional forces experienced by the streamer cable during deployment and operation. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventor: Lars Borgen
  • Patent number: 8787111
    Abstract: A method and system for deploying seismic tows, such as seismic streamers, from a common carrier rope for conducting marine seismic surveys. The deployment system generally comprises a carrier rope having at least one deflector urging the carrier rope laterally relative to the towing vessel and seismic tows that are independently moveable along the deployed carrier rope to desired locations from which to be deployed. The carrier rope may be deployed from the tow vessel into the water prior to deploying the seismic streamer(s) into the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lars Borgen, Martin Howlid
  • Publication number: 20140033500
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a streamer cable having one or more seismic devices disposed within a polymer body and about a core. The polymer body includes a channel defined therein for receiving one or more wires connecting the seismic devices. The wires include slack for withstanding the tensional forces experienced by the streamer cable during deployment and operation. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventor: LARS BORGEN
  • Patent number: 8625389
    Abstract: A technique includes receiving particle motion data acquired by particle motion sensors while in tow. The particle motion data are indicative of a seismic signal and a torque noise, and the particle motion sensors are oriented to modulate a wavenumber of a first component of the torque noise away from a signal cone that is associated with the seismic signal. The technique includes estimating the first component of the torque noise and based at least in part on the estimated first component, estimating a second component of the torque noise inside the signal cone. The technique includes suppressing the second component of the torque noise based at least in part on the estimated second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Patrick Perciot, Ahmet Kemal Ozdemir, Lars Borgen
  • Publication number: 20130343155
    Abstract: A technique includes distributing particle motion sensors along the length of a seismic streamer. Each particle motion sensor is eccentrically disposed at an associated angle about an axis of the seismic streamer with respect to a reference line that is common to the associated angles. The sensors are mounted to suppress torque noise in measurements that are acquired by the particle motion sensors. This mounting includes substantially varying the associated angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: AHMET KEMAL OZDEMIR, OEYVIND TEIGEN, LARS BORGEN
  • Patent number: 8547787
    Abstract: A technique includes distributing particle motion sensors along the length of a seismic streamer. Each particle motion sensor is eccentrically disposed at an associated angle about an axis of the seismic streamer with respect to a reference line that is common to the associated angles. The sensors are mounted to suppress torque noise in measurements that are acquired by the particle motion sensors. This mounting includes substantially varying the associated angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ahmet Kemal Ozdemir, Oeyvind Teigen, Lars Borgen
  • Publication number: 20120195162
    Abstract: A method and system for deploying seismic tows, such as seismic streamers, from a common carrier rope for conducting marine seismic surveys. The deployment system generally comprises a carrier rope having at least one deflector urging the carrier rope laterally relative to the towing vessel and seismic tows that are independently moveable along the deployed carrier rope to desired locations from which to be deployed. The carrier rope may be deployed from the tow vessel into the water prior to deploying the seismic streamer(s) into the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Lars Borgen, Martin Howlid
  • Publication number: 20120082000
    Abstract: A technique includes receiving particle motion data acquired by particle motion sensors while in tow. The particle motion data are indicative of a seismic signal and a torque noise, and the particle motion sensors are oriented to modulate a wavenumber of a first component of the torque noise away from a signal cone that is associated with the seismic signal. The technique includes estimating the first component of the torque noise and based at least in part on the estimated first component, estimating a second component of the torque noise inside the signal cone. The technique includes suppressing the second component of the torque noise based at least in part on the estimated second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick Perciot, Ahmet Kemal Ozdemir, Lars Borgen