Patents by Inventor Vidar A. Husom

Vidar A. Husom 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: 20200064503
    Abstract: Embodiments included herein are directed towards a seismic spread system that may use a MEMS oscillator as a timing reference. The system may include a plurality of nodal seismic sensor units. The system may also include a plurality of MEMS oscillator clock devices, wherein each of the plurality of MEMS oscillator clock devices is associated with a respective one of the plurality of nodal seismic sensor units, the plurality of MEMS oscillator clock devices being configured to input time synchronization to the seismic system. Each MEMS oscillator clock device may include a MEMS resonator in communication with an integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Vidar Husom
  • Patent number: 9709687
    Abstract: A multiple axis sensor assembly includes an enclosure and encapsulated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors. The encapsulated sensors are disposed inside the enclosure and are mounted in different orientations, which correspond to different axes of the sensor assembly. A controller of the sensor assembly is disposed in the enclosure and electrically coupled to the MEMS sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Hans Paulson, Vidar A. Husom, Nicolas Goujon
  • Patent number: 9234978
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the position of a buoyancy element in a marine survey are described in which a passive reflecting material is disposed on the buoyancy element to enable a radar on the vessel to detect the position of the buoyancy element. The radar may emit a frequency modulated continuous wave or a sequence of frequency modulated or phase modulated sinusoidal waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Svein Arne Frivik, Vidar A. Husom
  • Publication number: 20150301207
    Abstract: A multiple axis sensor assembly includes an enclosure and encapsulated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors. The encapsulated sensors are disposed inside the enclosure and are mounted in different orientations, which correspond to different axes of the sensor assembly. A controller of the sensor assembly is disposed in the enclosure and electrically coupled to the MEMS sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Hans Paulson, Vidar A. Husom, Nicolas Goujon
  • Patent number: 9103930
    Abstract: A multiple axis sensor assembly includes an enclosure and encapsulated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors. The encapsulated sensors are disposed inside the enclosure and are mounted in different orientations, which correspond to different axes of the sensor assembly. A controller of the sensor assembly is disposed in the enclosure and electrically coupled to the MEMS sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Hans Paulson, Vidar A. Husom, Nicolas Goujon
  • Publication number: 20130315036
    Abstract: A multiple axis sensor assembly includes an enclosure and encapsulated microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors. The encapsulated sensors are disposed inside the enclosure and are mounted in different orientations, which correspond to different axes of the sensor assembly. A controller of the sensor assembly is disposed in the enclosure and electrically coupled to the MEMS sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Hans Paulson, Vidar A. Husom, Nicolas Goujon
  • Publication number: 20130021872
    Abstract: A marine seismic exploration device includes a vessel; a sensor device on the vessel that senses movement of the vessel; a connection device that comprises an electric motor; a controller that communicates with the sensor device and the motor; and a seismic sensor connected with the connection device. The connection device has at least a first position where the connection device extends a first length and a second position where the connection device extends a second length, wherein the second length is longer than the first length. The controller is programmed to compensate for the movement of the vessel detected by the sensor by moving the connection device between positions to control the length that the connection device extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: VIDAR A. HUSOM, NICOLAS GOUJON
  • Publication number: 20110007603
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the position of a buoyancy element in a marine survey are described in which a passive reflecting material is disposed on the buoyancy element to enable a radar on the vessel to detect the position of the buoyancy element. The radar may emit a frequency modulated continuous wave or a sequence of frequency modulated or phase modulated sinusoidal waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Svein Arne Frivik, Vidar A. Husom
  • Publication number: 20100172208
    Abstract: A system includes a seismic streamer, which includes particle motion sensors and processors. Each processor is associated with a different one of the particle motion sensors and is adapted to process data acquired by the associated particle motion sensor to compensate the data for a characteristic of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Ashok Belani, Kemal Ozdemir, Vidar Husom, Hans Paulson, Nicolas Goujon
  • Publication number: 20100103771
    Abstract: A marine survey carrier structure includes sensor assemblies each containing a corresponding set of survey sensors, and an equipment assembly in-line with two of the sensor assemblies. The equipment assembly contains at least one survey sensor to enable the survey sensors along a length of the marine survey carrier structure to be regularly spaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Espen Gulbransen, Vidar Husom
  • Publication number: 20090296529
    Abstract: A particle motion sensor, includes: a sensing element capable of sensing a particle motion vector from a change in position thereof, and a packing material in which the sensing element is positioned, wherein the particle motion sensor is symmetric about its longitudinal axis and has a center of gravity coincident with its volumetric center. An apparatus includes a streamer; a plurality of acoustic sensors distributed along the streamer; and a plurality of particle motion sensors distributed along the streamer, at least one particle motion sensor being symmetric about its longitudinal axis and having a center of gravity coincident with its volumetric center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Lars Boergen, Oyvind Teigen, Nils Halvor Heieren, Vidar A. Husom
  • Patent number: 7623414
    Abstract: A particle motion sensor, includes: a sensing element capable of sensing a particle motion vector from a change in position thereof, and a packing material in which the sensing element is positioned, wherein the particle motion sensor is symmetric about its longitudinal axis and has a center of gravity coincident with its volumetric center. An apparatus includes a streamer; a plurality of acoustic sensors distributed along the streamer; and a plurality of particle motion sensors distributed along the streamer, at least one particle motion sensor being symmetric about its longitudinal axis and having a center of gravity coincident with its volumetric center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lars Boergen, √ėyvind Teigen, Nils Halvor Heieren, Vidar A. Husom, Oeystein Traetten
  • Publication number: 20080253225
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of its use in a marine seismic survey are disclosed. The apparatus includes a seismic survey object (106) and an inertial measurement device (130) coupled to the seismic survey object (106). The method includes taking inertial measurements of the movement of selected points on a seismic spread relative to at least one known point, and applying the inertial measurements to the known point to determine the positions of the selected points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Welker, Vidar A. Husom
  • Patent number: 7426439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for seismic data acquisition. One embodiment of the method includes accessing data acquired by at least two particle motion sensors. The data includes a seismic signal and a noise signal and the at least two particle motion sensors being separated by a length determined based on a noise coherence length. The method may also include processing the accessed data to remove a portion of the noise signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ahmet Kemal Ozdemir, Oeyvind Teigen, Lars Borgen, Vidar A. Husom
  • Publication number: 20070265786
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for seismic data acquisition. One embodiment of the method includes accessing data acquired by at least two particle motion sensors. The data includes a seismic signal and a noise signal and the at least two particle motion sensors being separated by a length determined based on a noise coherence length. The method may also include processing the accessed data to remove a portion of the noise signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Ahmet Ozdemir, Oeyvind Teigen, Lars Borgen, Vidar Husom
  • Publication number: 20070195648
    Abstract: A particle motion sensor, includes: a sensing element capable of sensing a particle motion vector from a change in position thereof, and a packing material in which the sensing element is positioned, wherein the particle motion sensor is symmetric about its longitudinal axis and has a center of gravity coincident with its volumetric center. An apparatus includes a streamer; a plurality of acoustic sensors distributed along the streamer; and a plurality of particle motion sensors distributed along the streamer, at least one particle motion sensor being symmetric about its longitudinal axis and having a center of gravity coincident with its volumetric center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Lars Borgen, Oyvind Teigen, Nils Halvor Heieren, Vidar A. Husom