Teledyne Instruments, Inc.
|Teledyne Instruments, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140023365||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUBSEA OPTICAL CAN BUSES - Messages on controller area net work (CAN) buses are communicated over subsea optical links. An adaptor couples a CAN bus to an optical link. The adaptor detects a direction of transmission, that is, whether a signal began on the CAN bus coupled to the adaptor or on the optical link coupled to the adaptor. Signals from the CAN bus are conditionally transmitted to the optical link depending on the detected direction of transmission. The adaptor can operate at the physical layer without analyzing contents of the CAN bus communications.||01-23-2014|
|20130215411||Velocity Measuring System - A laser Doppler velocimeter uses self-mixing amplification of backreflections from scatterers below the surface of a flow. A time domain signal is divided into segments that are roughly equal to a transit time of particles through a focus of a laser beam. The segments are connected to a frequency domain through the use of an FFT algorithm to produce frequency domain data segments. Signal-to-noise ratio is enhanced through signal processing techniques using the segments to produce a final enhanced signal spectrum.||08-22-2013|
|20130215410||Velocity Measuring System - A laser Doppler velocimeter uses self-mixing amplification of backreflections from scatterers below the surface of a flow. A time domain signal is divided into segments that are roughly equal to a transit time of particles through a focus of a laser beam. The segments are connected to a frequency domain through the use of an FFT algorithm to produce frequency domain data segments. Signal-to-noise ratio is enhanced through signal processing techniques using the segments to produce a final enhanced signal spectrum.||08-22-2013|
|20130183853||Electrical Penetrator Assembly - An electrical penetrator assembly has a ceramic housing with a through bore, a first electrical conductor extending through at least part of the bore and terminating and having an outer end outside the bore and a second end, and a second electrical conductor having a first end in electrical communication with the second end of the first conductor and an outer end. The second end of the first conductor and the first end of the second conductor are in electrical communication and at least one of the conductors is movable relative to the other conductor to accommodate expansion and contraction as a result of temperature variations, and first and second seals extend between respective ends of the ceramic housing and the first and second conductor, respectively.||07-18-2013|
|20130090789||METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONFIGURING SENSOR ACQUISITION BASED ON PRESSURE STEPS - Technologies are provided for underwater measurements. A system includes an underwater vessels including: a plurality of sensors disposed thereon for measuring underwater properties; and a programmable controller configured to selectively activate the plurality of sensors based at least in part on underwater pressure. A user may program at what pressure ranges certain sensors are activated to measure selected properties, and may also program the ascent/descent rate of the underwater vessel, which is correlated with the underwater pressure.||04-11-2013|
|20130065429||HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH PRESSURE SUBSEA ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM - Each feed-through pin of a multiple-phase, high voltage plug-pin connector comprises at least one conductor having a first insulation layer extending along at least part of its length, the insulation layer having an enlarged, load-bearing portion of non-circular cross-section having oppositely directed projections, configured for engagement in a correspondingly shaped bore portion of the connector shell. The load-bearing portions may be of a rhomboidal cross sectional shape with rounded corners, with a first diagonal length shorter than a second diagonal length. The pins are spaced around the central longitudinal axis of the shell with the shorter diagonal of each load-bearing portion extending radially and the oppositely directed projections extending into the radial spaces in the shell between adjacent pins. This arrangement allows space within a limited diameter feed through hole for the enlarged, load-bearing shoulder portions of the insulation layer.||03-14-2013|
|20130044983||SUBSEA ELECTRO-OPTICAL CONNECTOR UNIT FOR ELECTRO-OPTICAL ETHERNET TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A subsea connector unit with an integrated, bi-directional electrical to optical (EO) media converter is provided which has a first end configured for connection to standard subsea electrical cable connector unit and a second end joined to a subsea optical or electro-optical ethernet jumper cable. The EO media converter has one or more electrical input/output (I/O) junctions which communicate with electrical signal conductors in a connected electrical ethernet cable and one or more optical I/O junctions which are connected to one or more optical fibers extending from the subsea jumper cable. Electrical input signals received at the electrical I/O junctions are converted into corresponding optical signals provided at the optical I/O junctions for transmission along the subsea jumper cable, and optical input signals received from the jumper cable are converted to electrical signals at the electrical I/O junctions for output to the electrical cable.||02-21-2013|
|20130012045||ELECTRICAL PENETRATOR ASSEMBLY - An electrical penetrator assembly has a ceramic housing with a through bore, a first electrical conductor extending through a first end of the bore and terminating short of a second end of the bore and having an outer end engageable with a first cable, and a second electrical conductor extending through a second end of the bore and terminating short of the first end of the bore, the second conductor having an outer end engageable with a second cable. The conductors are in electrical communication at their inner ends and at least one of the conductors is movable relative to the other conductor to accommodate expansion and contraction as a result of temperature variations, and first and second seals extend between respective ends of the ceramic housing and the first and second conductor, respectively.||01-10-2013|
|20120294569||WET MATE CONNECTOR - A connector has first and second connector units, each unit incorporating an oil-filled chamber housing one or more contact elements to be joined. At least one connector unit has a face seal assembly which seals the forward end of the contact chamber in the unmated condition. The face seal assembly comprises three elements. One element is an annular elastomeric seal situated radially outward. The two other elements are inner seal elements which are pressed together radially to form a substantially disc-like shape. The resulting disc-like shaped seal fills the central, circular end face opening of the outer annular seal. As the connector units are mated, elements of the elastomeric face seal assembly are displaced, one axially, and others both axially and radially, creating an opening between the oil-filled chambers that is sealed from the outside environment.||11-22-2012|
|20110300308||STREAMER CABLE WITH ENHANCED PROPERTIES - The present invention relates to streamer cables. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for preparing a streamer cable. The method may comprise retrofitting the streamer cable with a solid void-filler material, where the streamer cable was configured as a liquid-filled streamer cable. The retrofitting may comprise introducing a void-filler material into the streamer cable when the void-filler material is in a liquid state and curing or otherwise solidifying the void-filler material to a solid state. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a streamer cable comprising an outer skin and-at least one sensor positioned within the outer skin. The streamer cable may also comprise a solid void-filler material positioned between the outer skin and the at least one sensor, wherein the solid void-filler material is coupled to the at least one sensor.||12-08-2011|
Patent applications by Teledyne Instruments, Inc.