CGG has filed a patent for a connecting module designed to connect seismic equipment towed in water. The module includes a housing with removable and integral connecting parts, along with pins to transfer forces to an electrical insert. The design ensures efficient and secure connections for underwater seismic operations. GlobalData’s report on CGG gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on CGG, Marine seismic data acquisition was a key innovation area identified from patents. CGG's grant share as of January 2024 was 53%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Connecting module for seismic equipment towed in water

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: CGG SA

A connecting module for seismic equipment towed in water has been patented, comprising a housing with removable and integral connecting parts, one or more pins transferring radial force as longitudinal force to an electrical insert. The electrical insert sits against a shoulder of the integral connecting part and directly contacts the pins, with matching conical surfaces at a 45-degree angle to the longitudinal and radial axes. Electronics in the chamber are coupled to the electrical insert, with additional components like spacers and rings for secure assembly.

Another aspect of the patented connecting module involves a method for connecting streamer sections, where a housing with a sealed chamber and integral connecting part is used. Electronics are connected to an electrical insert, inserted into the module, and secured by pins transferring radial force as longitudinal force to the insert. The method ensures the radial force is applied along the housing's radial axis, while the longitudinal force is along the longitudinal axis, providing a reliable connection for towing seismic equipment in water. Additional steps include tightening the pins and ensuring proper alignment for effective transfer of forces.

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