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Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING UNDERWATER SIGNALS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/109259
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that assist in sensing underwater signals in connection with geophysical surveys. One embodiment relates to a transducer including a cantilever coupled to a base. The cantilever may include a beam and a first coupling surface angularly oriented from the beam, and the base may include a second coupling surface angularly oriented from the beam and substantially parallel to the first coupling surface of the cantilever. The transducer may further include a sensing material coupled between the first coupling surface of the cantilever and the second coupling surface of the base.

Inventors:
DENG, Ken Kan (12344 Quince Valley Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878, US)
Application Number:
US2012/024165
Publication Date:
July 04, 2013
Filing Date:
February 07, 2012
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Assignee:
ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION (2105 CityWest Boulevard, Suite 400Houston, Texas, 77042-2839, US)
DENG, Ken Kan (12344 Quince Valley Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878, US)
International Classes:
G01P15/09; G01P15/12; G01P15/18
Domestic Patent References:
WO1989000294A11989-01-12
WO1987002467A11987-04-23
WO1991000522A11991-01-10
Foreign References:
JPH10136665A1998-05-22
DE10260087A12004-07-01
JP2000275272A2000-10-06
GB2174500A1986-11-05
US20030020377A12003-01-30
GB2444373A2008-06-04
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ENGEL, Joshua D. et al. (Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 1400 Wewatta Street Suite 40, Denver Colorado, 80202, US)
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