US 9,812,112 B2
Injection molded noise abatement assembly and deployment system
Mark S. Wochner, Austin, TX (US); Andrew R. McNeese, Austin, TX (US); Kevin M. Lee, Austin, TX (US); and Preston S. Wilson, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Austin, TX (US)
Filed by Mark S. Wochner, Austin, TX (US); Andrew R. McNeese, Austin, TX (US); Kevin M. Lee, Austin, TX (US); and Preston S. Wilson, Austin, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 17, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/185,856.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/181,374, filed on Jun. 18, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0372101 A1, Dec. 22, 2016
Int. Cl. G10K 11/172 (2006.01); E21B 41/00 (2006.01); E02B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC G10K 11/172 (2013.01) [E21B 41/0007 (2013.01); E02B 17/0017 (2013.01); G10K 2200/11 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A resonator for damping acoustic energy from a source in a liquid, the resonator comprising:
a base having a first planar surface and a second planar surface, said first and second planar surfaces parallel with one another; and
a hollow body having, in a cross section orthogonal to said second planar surface of said base, a first end, a second end, and a sidewall therebetween, said second end integrally connected to said second surface of said base, said body extending away from said second planar surface of said base into a space exterior to said base, said body having an aperture defined in said first end, said aperture extending from said first end to said second end, said aperture defining a volume in said hollow body, said hollow body configured to retain a gas in said volume when said resonator is disposed in said liquid while said aperture is aligned with a direction of gravitational pull.