Patents Examined by Alexander L. Syrkin
  • Patent number: 11226408
    Abstract: A sensor includes: a transmission signal generator including N transmission antenna elements that respectively transmit N transmission signals to a predetermined range in which a living body is possibly present, where N is a natural number greater than or equal to 3; a receiver including M reception antenna elements that respectively receive N reception signals including one or more reflected signals, where M is a natural number greater than or equal to 3, the one or more reflected signals being one or more of the N transmission signals transmitted by the N transmission antenna elements that is reflected or scattered by the living body; circuitry; and memory. The circuitry estimates traveling of the living body, and/or the posture and/or action of the living body at the position of the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakayama, Shoichi Iizuka, Naoki Honma, Dai Sasakawa
  • Patent number: 11215696
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that can include the steps of: in response to a radar stimulator aircraft receiving information for causing it to stimulate a radar system in a user specified manner, the radar stimulator aircraft monitoring the position of an onboard unit thereof relative to at least one antenna of the radar system; and based on the received information and the monitored position of the onboard unit the radar stimulator aircraft controlling its flight and the emission of radar signals thereby to stimulate the radar system in the user specified manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher John Peacock
  • Patent number: 11209538
    Abstract: A millimeter-wave three-dimensional holographic imaging method and system. The method comprises: transmitting a continuous frequency wave to a measured human body, and receiving an echo signal reflected back; performing Fourier transform, phase compensation, inverse Fourier transform, and “non-uniform sampling to uniform sampling” interpolation; and projecting three-dimensional echo data to obtain two-dimensional reconstruction data, and generating a two-dimensional reconstructed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN INSTITUTE OF TERAHERTZ AND INNOVATION
    Inventors: Shukai Zhao, Lingxia Guo, Chunchao Qi, Xiongwei Huang, Hanjiang Chen
  • Patent number: 11199619
    Abstract: In a position estimation processing unit, by using the reflected wave signal of an array composed of receiving antennas arranged in a first direction among a plurality of receiving antennas, a maximum likelihood value extraction unit extracts the angle of arrival of a reflected wave signal in a first direction. An angle spread detection unit detects the angle spread in the first direction around the angle of arrival by using the reflected wave signal of the array. A target height estimation unit estimates the position of the target in the first direction by using the angle of arrival and the angle spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaaki Kishigami
  • Patent number: 11194034
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system and a method for determining a geographic location corresponding to pixels in a scan. For a scan of an area including a plurality of pixels, measurements of at least one physical property may be received. An embodiment may include identifying in the scan at least a first pixel and a second pixel corresponding to known at least a first and a second geographical locations; creating a set of pixel values vectors, for each pixel values vector calculating a correlation factor between the pixel values vector and a vector that includes the measurements; selecting a pixel values vector, from the set of pixel values vectors, for which a correlation factor higher than a threshold value was calculated; and determining the actual geographic location of the area represented by each pixel in the selected pixel values vector based on the known geographic locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Utilis Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Lauren Guy, Yael Freankel, Yuval Lorig
  • Patent number: 11163037
    Abstract: An embodiment of an antenna array includes a transmit antenna and a receive antenna. The transmit antenna has, in one dimension, a first size, and has, in another dimension that is approximately orthogonal to the one dimension, a second size that is greater than the first size. And the receive antenna has, in approximately the one dimension, a third size that is greater than the first size, and has, in approximately the other dimension, a fourth size that is less than the second size. For example, such an antenna array, and a radar system that incorporates the antenna array, can provide a high Rayleigh resolution (i.e., a narrow Half Power Beam Width (HPBW)) with significantly reduced aliasing as compared to prior antenna arrays and radar systems for a given number of antenna-array channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Echodyne Corp.
    Inventors: Adam Bily, Tom Driscoll, John Desmond Hunt, Charles A. Renneberg, Ioannis Tzanidis, Robert Tilman Worl
  • Patent number: 11156712
    Abstract: A detection method for detecting heading based on sensor data of a radar sensor is provided. The radar sensor provides sensor data in form of a range to range rate spectrum. Two clusters of spectrum cells or recognition points are determined. The spectrum cells or recognition points of a first cluster and a second cluster have an intensity value. The spectrum cells or recognition points of the first cluster are arranged on a first linear stretch. The spectrum cells or recognition points of the second cluster are arranged on a second linear stretch. A first slope gradient is determined for the spectrum cells or recognition points in the first cluster. A second slope gradient is determined for the spectrum cells or recognition points in the second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Klas Alenljung, Ola Thomson
  • Patent number: 11156696
    Abstract: A transmission antenna unit includes a plurality of transmission antennas, a reception antenna unit, and a processor. The plurality of transmission antennas that are arranged in a row along a predetermined array direction. The reception antenna unit includes a plurality of reception antennas that are arranged in a row along the array direction. The plurality of transmission antennas and the plurality of reception antennas form a virtual array in which a plurality of virtual reception antennas are arranged in a row along the array direction. The processor corrects a plurality of virtual reception signals by multiplying a virtual reception signal matrix by an inverse matrix of a reception mutual coupling matrix and an inverse matrix of a transmission mutual coupling matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Kitamura
  • Patent number: 11150327
    Abstract: A system configured to identify a target in a synthetic aperture radar signal includes: a feature extractor configured to extract a plurality of features from the synthetic aperture radar signal; an input spiking neural network configured to encode the features as a first plurality of spiking signals; a multi-layer recurrent neural network configured to compute a second plurality of spiking signals based on the first plurality of spiking signals; a readout neural layer configured to compute a signal identifier based on the second plurality of spiking signals; and an output configured to output the signal identifier, the signal identifier identifying the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Qin Jiang, Youngkwan Cho, Nigel D. Stepp, Steven W. Skorheim, Vincent De Sapio, Jose Cruz-Albrecht, Praveen K. Pilly
  • Patent number: 11150341
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for a continuous-wave (CW) radar system for detecting, geolocating, identifying, discriminating between, and mapping ferrous and non-ferrous metals in brackish and saltwater environments. The CW radar system generates multiple extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic waves simultaneously and uses said waves to detect, locate, and classify objects of interest. These objects include all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as changing material boundary layers (e.g., soil to water, sand to mud, rock to organic materials, water to air, etc.). The CW radar system is operable to detect objects of interest in near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HG PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Alberto Fonts, Carlos Ernesto Fonts, Mark Allen O'Hair, John Richard O'Hair, Richard Dolan Randall
  • Patent number: 11137488
    Abstract: One radar excitation signal has a first burst duration and a first sampling period. Another radar excitation signal has a second burst duration and a second sampling period. The first sampling period of the first signal is configured for scanning a velocity range and the second sampling period of the second signal is configured for scanning a portion of the velocity range, and the first burst duration is smaller than the second burst duration. The at least two radar excitation signals are embedded into a frame structure for a wireless communications system. At least one radar operation comprising at least one transmission based on the frame structure is performed. In this way the overhead of the radar excitation signals on the air interface of the wireless communications system may be controlled, while supporting a fine velocity resolution and a sufficiently large maximum velocity for a monitored target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Volker Braun, Thorsten Wild
  • Patent number: 11132001
    Abstract: A radar system (300) and a method of operating the radar system is disclosed, the radar system (300) comprising: a first IC (310), arranged to receive a reference clock signal (380) and configurable to generate a common local oscillator signal (400) based on the reference clock signal (380); a second IC (320), arranged to receive the common local oscillator signal (400) from the first IC (310); and a controller (350), adapted to detect a fault in the first IC (310), and configured, upon detection of a fault in the first IC (310), to send at least one signal to the second IC (320) for reconfiguring the second IC (320) from a slave mode to a master mode; wherein, when operating in the slave mode, the second IC (320) is configured to use the common local oscillator signal (400) generated by the first IC (310), and, when operating in the master mode, said second IC (320) is configured to use an internally-generated local oscillator signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventor: Ralf Reuter
  • Patent number: 11125857
    Abstract: A moving object detection system comprises: a transmission waveform setting section to set a transmission signal in such a way that a frequency of the transmission signal is linearly changed; a transmitting section to transmit the transmission signal; a receiving section to receive a reception signal resulting from a reflection of the transmission signal at an object; a Doppler coefficient estimating section to estimate a Doppler coefficient associated with a movement of the object by performing arithmetic processing on a waveform of the reception signal at a present time point and waveforms of the reception signal at one or more past time points, the one or more past time points being earlier than the present time point by one or more specified periods of time; and an object detection section to detect the object based on the transmission signal, the Doppler coefficient, and the reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Shiba
  • Patent number: 11125870
    Abstract: In order to enhance the performance with which a moving target is detected by a single sensor and with a degree of freedom in a transmission waveform, a moving-target detection system 1 has a transmission waveform setting means 101 for setting a transmission waveform St(t), a transmission means 102 for transmitting a wave having the set transmission waveform St(t), a reception means 103 for receiving a wave including a reflected wave from a target, a Doppler shift estimation means 104 for estimating a Doppler shift that occurs due to movement of the target from the transmission waveform St(t) and a reception waveform Sr(t) including the reflected wave, a transmission waveform deformation means 105 for generating a deformed transmission waveform in which the transmission waveform St(t) is deformed in accordance with the estimated Doppler shift, and a target sensing means 106 for sensing the target using the deformed transmission waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Shiba
  • Patent number: 11105897
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for recognizing a human being behind a barrier using a radar image. A millimeter band radar assembly captures radar returns from a region of interest, at least a portion of which is separated from the millimeter band radar assembly by the barrier. A system control processes the radar returns to provide at least one radar image showing the amplitude of the radar return in each of a plurality of locations within the region of interest. The system control includes a sensitivity tuning component that adjusts a noise floor for the processed sensor data to provide an image of the at least one radar image tuned to maximize the visibility of the human being. A display provides the radar image to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: L.H. KOSOWSKY & ASSOCIATES
    Inventor: Lester H. Kosowsky
  • Patent number: 11105893
    Abstract: Provided is a radar device including a clock generator, a transmitter, and a receiver. The clock generator may output a transmission clock, and output a reception clock after a delay from a time at which the transmission clock is output. The transmitter may include a transmission trigger signal generator to generate a transmission trigger signal based on the transmission clock and an oscillator configured to generate a first signal on the basis of the transmission trigger signal. The first signal and the transmission trigger signal may include a pulse, and a width and a magnitude of the pulse included in the first signal correspond to a width and a magnitude of the pulse included in the transmission trigger signal, respectively. The receiver may be configured to receive an echo signal corresponding to the first signal to generate a second signal based on the reception clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pil Jae Park, Seongdo Kim
  • Patent number: 11099255
    Abstract: A radar includes a transmitter antenna unit that includes multiple transmitter antennas arranged at first horizontal distances and first vertical distances from each other, a receiver antenna unit that includes multiple receiver antennas arranged at second horizontal distances and second vertical distances from each other, a transceiver that transmits transmission signals through the transmitter antenna unit and receives return signals reflected from a target object trough the receiver antenna unit, and a processing unit that derives information about the target object by processing the received return signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BITSENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jae Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 11099258
    Abstract: A system for scanning an object from the direction of a motor vehicle includes a first radar device for scanning a first item of information of the object that includes a distance, a first object angle, and a first relative velocity; a periodic continuous-wave radar device for scanning a second item of information of the object, which includes a second relative velocity and a second object angle; and a processing device for allocating the first and the second items of information with regard to the same object; and for classifying the object on the basis of a characteristic of the second relative velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Buddendick, Markus Schlosser
  • Patent number: 11067678
    Abstract: A radar device according to an embodiment of the inventive concept includes a clock generator, a transmitter, a receiver, and a signal processor. The clock generator outputs the transmission clock, outputs the reception clock at the second time after the delay from the first time when the transmission clock is outputted, and generates the notification signal when the delay has the minimum value. The transmitter emits a transmission signal based on the transmission clock. The receiver receives an echo signal corresponding to the transmission signal, and generates a first signal corresponding to the echo signal based on the reception clock. The signal processor obtains a third time point at which a delay has the minimum value based on the notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pil Jae Park, Seongdo Kim, Bon Tae Koo
  • Patent number: 11061107
    Abstract: A target intercept system for guiding an interceptor to a target using passive ranging includes an EO/IR sensor that provides target azimuth and elevation angles, target irradiance, target area and target length. A dual Kalman Filter architecture is implemented where, prior to a target image becoming resolved, i.e., prior to endgame, a first Kalman Filter provides guidance as a function of target azimuth and elevation angles and target irradiance measurements. After the target image becomes resolved, i.e., at endgame, a second Kalman Filter provides guidance as a function of target azimuth and elevation angles, target area and, optionally, target length, instead. The dual Kalman Filter approach improves the estimates of time-to-go by optimizing the on-board EO/IR sensor measurements at the optimal times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Huy P. Nguyen, Elliot Schwartz, Eric Blake, Pradyumna Kannan