Patents by Inventor Mariann Ervik

Mariann Ervik 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: 9995836
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for deploying and retrieving a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes from the back deck of a marine vessel using an overboard node deployment and retrieval system are presented. The overboard system may comprise one or more overboard wheels that are actively powered to move in response to changes in movement of the deployed cable. The overboard system may comprise a first overboard wheel with a plurality of rollers and a second overboard wheel configured to detect movement and/or changes in a position of the deployment line. The overboard system may be configured to move the first overboard wheel in response to movement of the second overboard wheel. In addition, the first overboard wheel may comprise at least one opening or pocket configured to hold a node while the node passes across the wheel. Other seismic devices may also pass through the overboard system, such as transponders and weights attached to the deployment cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9958565
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for attaching autonomous seismic nodes to a deployment cable. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a seismic node having a direct attachment mechanism configured to directly attach the seismic node to a deployment line, the direct attachment mechanism being configurable between an open and/or unlocked position and a closed and/or locked position to release and retain the deployment line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Johan Fredrik Næs, Arne Henning Rokkan, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Fredrik Lund, Robert Schistad
  • Publication number: 20180100940
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for automatically attaching and detaching seismic devices to a deployment cable, including a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes. A node installation system may include a moveable node carrier coupled to a cable detection device and a node attachment device that is configured to move a direct attachment mechanism on a node into a locking or closed position about the deployment cable. In an embodiment for retrieval and/or detachment operations, the system may also be configured to automatically detect the position of a node and remove the node from the deployment line by actuating the direct attachment mechanism into an open or unlocked position. Other devices besides a node may be attached and detached from the deployment line if they are coupled to one or more direct attachment mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Næs, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9846250
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for automatically attaching and detaching seismic devices to a deployment cable, including a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes. A node installation system may include a moveable node carrier coupled to a cable detection device and a node attachment device that is configured to move a direct attachment mechanism on a node into a locking or closed position about the deployment cable. In an embodiment for retrieval and/or detachment operations, the system may also be configured to automatically detect the position of a node and remove the node from the deployment line by actuating the direct attachment mechanism into an open or unlocked position. Other devices besides a node may be attached and detached from the deployment line if they are coupled to one or more direct attachment mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Næs, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9829596
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for storing and handling a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes are presented. The node handling and storage system may be coupled to a node deployment system that deploys and/or retrieves nodes from water from the back deck of a marine vessel. One embodiment of the node handling and storage system includes a plurality of portable containers that may be assembled in a variety of configurations based on the vessel and survey requirements. The containers are coupled to an autonomous or semi-autonomous node conveyor and/or transport system that moves the nodes between and within the containers for node cleaning, downloading, charging, servicing, and storage. The conveyor system may include a plurality of different transport devices and/or systems, such as rotatable conveyors, lateral conveyors, lift mechanisms, and elevators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Arne Henning Rokkan, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Arve Jaatun, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9791583
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for deploying and retrieving a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes from the back deck of a marine vessel using an overboard node deployment and retrieval system are presented. The overboard system may comprise one or more overboard wheels that are actively powered to move in response to changes in movement of the deployed cable. The overboard system may comprise a first overboard wheel with a plurality of rollers and a second overboard wheel configured to detect movement and/or changes in a position of the deployment line. The overboard system may be configured to move the first overboard wheel in response to movement of the second overboard wheel. In addition, the first overboard wheel may comprise at least one opening or pocket configured to hold a node while the node passes across the wheel. Other seismic devices may also pass through the overboard system, such as transponders and weights attached to the deployment cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9784873
    Abstract: Containerized handling, deployment, and retrieval systems for deploying and retrieving a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes from the back deck of a marine vessel are presented. The handling system may comprise a deployment system and a node storage and service system fully contained within a plurality of CSC approved ISO containers. Each of the components of the handling system may be located in a CSC approved ISO container for storage, operation, and transport. In one embodiment, the node deployment system is configured to retrieve and deploy autonomous seismic nodes from the back deck of a vessel. In one embodiment, the node storage and service system is configured to transfer nodes to and from the node deployment system for storage and servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Næs, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9778386
    Abstract: Embodiments of an autonomous seismic node that can be positioned on the seabed are disclosed. The autonomous seismic node comprises a pressurized node housing substantially surrounded and/or enclosed by a non-pressurized node housing. The seismic node may be substantially rectangular or square shaped for node storage, handling, and deployment. One or more node locks may be coupled to either (or both) of the pressurized node housing or the non-pressurized node housing. The pressurized node housing may be formed as a cast monolithic titanium structure and may be a complex shape with irregularly shaped sides and be asymmetrical. In other embodiments, a non-pressurized housing may substantially enclose other devices or payloads besides a node, such as weights or transponders, and be coupled to a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Fredrik Naes, Richard Edward Henman, Arne Henning Rokkan, Leif Johan Larsen, Mariann Ervik
  • Patent number: 9768626
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses related to automatically and simultaneously charging a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes on a marine vessel before and/or after deployment to the seabed are disclosed. A plurality of autonomous seismic nodes are simultaneously charged in a CSC approved ISO container. Each autonomous seismic node may comprise a plurality of power connectors, a plurality of rechargeable batteries, and a battery management system. Each of the nodes may be configured to couple with a charging system on the marine vessel, which may include a power source, one or more power/charging stations, one or more power connectors, and a network. The node may have a plurality of power connectors disposed within a plurality of grooves that are configured to couple with a plurality of charging rails for simultaneous charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Arne Henning Rokkan, Johan Fredrik Næs, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Bjarne Isfeldt
  • Publication number: 20170082763
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for automatically attaching and detaching seismic devices to a deployment cable, including a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes. A node installation system may include a moveable node carrier coupled to a cable detection device and a node attachment device that is configured to move a direct attachment mechanism on a node into a locking or closed position about the deployment cable. In an embodiment for retrieval and/or detachment operations, the system may also be configured to automatically detect the position of a node and remove the node from the deployment line by actuating the direct attachment mechanism into an open or unlocked position. Other devices besides a node may be attached and detached from the deployment line if they are coupled to one or more direct attachment mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Næs, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Publication number: 20170031046
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for deploying and retrieving a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes from the back deck of a marine vessel using an overboard node deployment and retrieval system are presented. The overboard system may comprise one or more overboard wheels that are actively powered to move in response to changes in movement of the deployed cable. The overboard system may comprise a first overboard wheel with a plurality of rollers and a second overboard wheel configured to detect movement and/or changes in a position of the deployment line. The overboard system may be configured to move the first overboard wheel in response to movement of the second overboard wheel. In addition, the first overboard wheel may comprise at least one opening or pocket configured to hold a node while the node passes across the wheel. Other seismic devices may also pass through the overboard system, such as transponders and weights attached to the deployment cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Publication number: 20170017003
    Abstract: Embodiments of an autonomous seismic node that can be positioned on the seabed are disclosed. The autonomous seismic node comprises a pressurized node housing substantially surrounded and/or enclosed by a non-pressurized node housing. The seismic node may be substantially rectangular or square shaped for node storage, handling, and deployment. One or more node locks may be coupled to either (or both) of the pressurized node housing or the non-pressurized node housing. The pressurized node housing may be formed as a cast monolithic titanium structure and may be a complex shape with irregularly shaped sides and be asymmetrical. In other embodiments, a non-pressurized housing may substantially enclose other devices or payloads besides a node, such as weights or transponders, and be coupled to a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Fredrik Naes, Richard Edward Henman, Arne Henning Rokkan, Leif Johan Larsen, Mariann Ervik
  • Publication number: 20170017008
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for attaching autonomous seismic nodes to a deployment cable. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a seismic node having a direct attachment mechanism configured to directly attach the seismic node to a deployment line, the direct attachment mechanism being configurable between an open and/or unlocked position and a closed and/or locked position to release and retain the deployment line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Johan Fredrik Næs, Arne Henning Rokkan, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Fredrik Lund, Robert Schistad
  • Patent number: 9541663
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for automatically attaching and detaching seismic devices to a deployment cable, including a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes. A node installation system may include a moveable node carrier coupled to a cable detection device and a node attachment device that is configured to move a direct attachment mechanism on a node into a locking or closed position about the deployment cable. In an embodiment for retrieval and/or detachment operations, the system may also be configured to automatically detect the position of a node and remove the node from the deployment line by actuating the direct attachment mechanism into an open or unlocked position. Other devices besides a node may be attached and detached from the deployment line if they are coupled to one or more direct attachment mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Næs, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Publication number: 20160377757
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for storing and handling a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes are presented. The node handling and storage system may be coupled to a node deployment system that deploys and/or retrieves nodes from water from the back deck of a marine vessel. One embodiment of the node handling and storage system includes a plurality of portable containers that may be assembled in a variety of configurations based on the vessel and survey requirements. The containers are coupled to an autonomous or semi-autonomous node conveyor and/or transport system that moves the nodes between and within the containers for node cleaning, downloading, charging, servicing, and storage. The conveyor system may include a plurality of different transport devices and/or systems, such as rotatable conveyors, lateral conveyors, lift mechanisms, and elevators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Arne Henning Rokkan, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Arve Jaatun, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9523780
    Abstract: Embodiments of an autonomous seismic node that can be positioned on the seabed are disclosed. The autonomous seismic node comprises a pressurized node housing substantially surrounded and/or enclosed by a non-pressurized node housing. The seismic node may be substantially rectangular or square shaped for node storage, handling, and deployment. One or more node locks may be coupled to either (or both) of the pressurized node housing or the non-pressurized node housing. The pressurized node housing may be formed as a cast monolithic titanium structure and may be a complex shape with irregularly shaped sides and be asymmetrical. In other embodiments, a non-pressurized housing may substantially enclose other devices or payloads besides a node, such as weights or transponders, and be coupled to a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Fredrik Naes, Richard Edward Henman, Arne Henning Rokkan, Leif Johan Larsen, Mariann Ervik
  • Publication number: 20160341840
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for deploying and retrieving a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes from the back deck of a marine vessel using an overboard node deployment and retrieval system are presented. The overboard system may comprise one or more overboard wheels that are actively powered to move in response to changes in movement of the deployed cable. The overboard system may comprise a first overboard wheel with a plurality of rollers and a second overboard wheel configured to detect movement and/or changes in a position of the deployment line. The overboard system may be configured to move the first overboard wheel in response to movement of the second overboard wheel. In addition, the first overboard wheel may comprise at least one opening or pocket configured to hold a node while the node passes across the wheel. Other seismic devices may also pass through the overboard system, such as transponders and weights attached to the deployment cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9494700
    Abstract: Embodiments, including apparatuses, systems and methods, for attaching autonomous seismic nodes to a deployment cable. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a seismic node having a direct attachment mechanism configured to directly attach the seismic node to a deployment line, the direct attachment mechanism being configurable between an open and/or unlocked position and a closed and/or locked position to release and retain the deployment line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Johan Fredrik Næs, Arne Henning Rokkan, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Fredrik Lund, Robert Schistad
  • Patent number: 9459366
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for storing and handling a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes are presented. The node handling and storage system may be coupled to a node deployment system that deploys and/or retrieves nodes from water from the back deck of a marine vessel. One embodiment of the node handling and storage system includes a plurality of portable containers that may be assembled in a variety of configurations based on the vessel and survey requirements. The containers are coupled to an autonomous or semi-autonomous node conveyor and/or transport system that moves the nodes between and within the containers for node cleaning, downloading, charging, servicing, and storage. The conveyor system may include a plurality of different transport devices and/or systems, such as rotatable conveyors, lateral conveyors, lift mechanisms, and elevators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Richard Edward Henman, Arne Henning Rokkan, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Leif Johan Larsen, Arve Jaatun, Ole-Fredrik Semb
  • Patent number: 9429671
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for deploying and retrieving a plurality of autonomous seismic nodes from the back deck of a marine vessel using an overboard node deployment and retrieval system are presented. The overboard system may comprise one or more overboard wheels that are actively powered to move in response to changes in movement of the deployed cable. The overboard system may comprise a first overboard wheel with a plurality of rollers and a second overboard wheel configured to detect movement and/or changes in a position of the deployment line. The overboard system may be configured to move the first overboard wheel in response to movement of the second overboard wheel. In addition, the first overboard wheel may comprise at least one opening or pocket configured to hold a node while the node passes across the wheel. Other seismic devices may also pass through the overboard system, such as transponders and weights attached to the deployment cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SEABED GEOSOLUTIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Arne Henning Rokkan, Richard Edward Henman, Leif Johan Larsen, Johan Fredrik Naes, Mariann Ervik, Ole-Fredrik Semb