US 11,659,307 B2
Subsea oilfield communications system
Arnaud Jarrot, Somerville, MA (US); Julius Kusuma, Fremont, CA (US); Andriy Gelman, Somerville, MA (US); Arnaud Croux, Boston, MA (US); Sudhir Pai, Houston, TX (US); Neil Herbst, Phoenix, AZ (US); and Jack Vincent, Katy, TX (US)
Assigned to ONESUBSEA IP UK LIMITED, London (GB)
Filed by ONESUBSEA IP UK LIMITED, London (GB)
Filed on May 17, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/321,860.
Application 17/321,860 is a continuation of application No. 16/032,104, filed on Jul. 11, 2018, granted, now 11,012,762.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/530,883, filed on Jul. 11, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2021/0274270 A1, Sep. 2, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04Q 9/00 (2006.01); E21B 41/00 (2006.01); H04B 11/00 (2006.01); H04B 13/02 (2006.01)
CPC H04Q 9/00 (2013.01) [E21B 41/0007 (2013.01); H04B 11/00 (2013.01); H04B 13/02 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for transmitting signals in a subsea environment, comprising:
determining that a quality of an acoustic signal is below a threshold, wherein the acoustic signal travels from a first device, through water in the subsea environment, to a second device;
adjusting a parameter of the first device, the second device, or both to improve the quality of the acoustic signal when the quality of the acoustic signal is below the threshold; and
adjusting parameters of a transducer of the first device, the second device, or both;
wherein the transducer comprises a plurality of beam-forming angles to iteratively adjust the acoustic signal.