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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2967629
(54) English Title: SUPER BROADBAND INTEGRATED SUBSURFACE SEISMIC, SEISMICITY, GROUND VIBRATION, TOPOGRAPHIC DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING, VISUALIZATION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM
(54) French Title: SYSTEME DE COLLECTE, TRAITEMENT, VISUALISATION ET ANALYSE DE DONNEES SISMIQUES EN SOUS-SURFACE, DE SISMICITE, DE VIBRATION DU SOL, DE DONNEES TOPOGRAPHIQUES INTEGRES LARGE BANDE
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • G01V 1/22 (2006.01)
  • G01V 1/18 (2006.01)
  • G01V 1/24 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • HOWE, WILSON (Canada)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • SYMROC BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT LTD. (Canada)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • HOWE, WILSON (Canada)
(74) Agent: GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed Date: 2017-05-19
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2017-08-23
Examination requested: 2017-06-22
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract


An integrated super bandwidth seismic, vibration, seismicity
monitoring and surface positioning system with wide detection
range, live surveillance, flexible survey array arrangement,
wireless data transmission, fast processing with data mining,
machine learning capacities, and fast visualization. The system
hardware can be left in the ground for a long duration. The
survey array hardware can be site operated or remotely
controlled to conduct continuous or intermittent surveys.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:
1. A monitoring system with integration of multiple functions,
capable of: monitoring earthquakes, ground vibrations, induced
seismicity, subsurface seismic survey, GPS positioning, wireless
data transmission to data server, with automated server data
processing, data mining, machine learning and pattern
recognition of the data collected. The system comprises of field
self-powered super broadband sensing units, independent
wireless data transmission, an online receiving or direct data
transfer mechanism, and a machine processing system with quick
response visualization.
2. The system of Claim 1, wherein each sensing unit has super
broadband detection range of o.00i to 420 Hz, with high signal to
noise ratio and with high accuracy to detect dynamic vibrations,
including ground vibrations, subsurface seismic waves,
earthquake signals, and induced seismicity signals.
3. The system of Claim 21 wherein each sensing unit is self-powered
with rechargeable battery.
4. The system of Claim 21 wherein each sensing unit has integrated
GPS, that can perform automatic position information updates.
5. The system of Claim 21 wherein each sensing unit has integrated
independent data recording and a data storage device that can
save detected data for either data transmission and/or data
download.

6. The system of Claim 2, wherein each sensing unit has an
integrated Analog to Digital conversion module, analog and
digital output connections.
7. The system of Claim 2, wherein each sensing unit has an
integrated clock trimming mechanism.
8. The system of Claim 2, wherein each sensing unit has an
integrated signal test generator.
9. The system of Claim 2, wherein each sensing unit has an
integrated wireless transfer unit using 3G/4G or Radio frequency
wireless data transmission method. Each sensing unit can
transmit data independently without passing signal to other
sensing units.
The system of Claim 2, wherein each sensing unit has a
wireless remote control mechanism. Each sensing unit can be
remotely switched on or off to operate either continuously or
periodically.
The system of Claim 3., wherein that the data receiving
server is online, connected to wireless data receiving
mechanisms, and has connection for direct data download.
12. The system of Claim i, wherein data processing software
has automated function using spatial autocorrelation
measurements for seismic facies analysis, and use unsupervised
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clustering analysis on seismic facies data, with machine learning
capability for seismic and vibration wave pattern recognition. The
processed data can be displayed using time lapse or still imaging
methods in 2D or 3D format with references to ground surface
maps, underground geological structure/ formation map
information, and with interface for analysis.
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(22) Filed 2017-05-19
Examination Requested 2017-06-22
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2017-08-23

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Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Filing $200.00 2017-05-19
Request for Examination $400.00 2017-06-22
Registration of Documents $100.00 2017-11-23

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Request for Examination 2017-06-22 1 25
Amendment 2017-06-22 2 42
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Cover Page 2017-07-27 2 46
Special Order - Green Granted 2017-08-23 1 53
R30(2) Examiner Requisition 2017-09-07 4 201
Change of Agent 2017-11-23 2 63
Office Letter 2017-12-11 1 28
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