Patents by Inventor Raymond Abma

Raymond Abma 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: 7197399
    Abstract: According to a preferred aspect of the instant invention, there is provided herein a system and method for removing or attenuating multiples in datasets that is much more efficient than methods used heretofore. The increases in efficiency principally originate in two algorithmic advances. First, the instant inventors have improved the overall efficiency of the conventional SRME process by reordering the computations in a novel way. Second, the instant inventors have conceived and developed a faster method of computing the DMO transformation step that is often used as one component of the SMRE process, thereby increasing the efficiency of the multiple removal process even further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: BP Corporation North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Matson, Raymond Abma
  • Publication number: 20060155476
    Abstract: According to a preferred aspect of the instant invention, there is provided herein a system and method for improving the computational efficiency of the DMO transformation that has many uses in the seismic processing arts. More particularly, the instant inventor has conceived and invented a faster method of calculating a log-stretch DMO transformation that utilizes multiple independent time windows, each with its own starting and ending time. A particularly preferred usage of the improved DMO method is as an element of a multiple attenuation program such as SRME.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventor: Raymond Abma
  • Publication number: 20060155477
    Abstract: According to a preferred aspect of the instant invention, there is provided herein a system and method for removing or attenuating multiples in datasets that is much more efficient than methods used heretofore. The increases in efficiency principally originate in two algorithmic advances. First, the instant inventors have improved the overall efficiency of the conventional SRME process by reordering the computations in a novel way. Second, the instant inventors have conceived and developed a faster method of computing the DMO transformation step that is often used as one component of the SMRE process, thereby increasing the efficiency of the multiple removal process even further.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Kenneth Matson, Raymond Abma