Patents Examined by Bernarr E. Gregory
  • Patent number: 12007204
    Abstract: A missile controller guides a missile along a flight path to a stationary or moving target object. The missile controller has at least one side-looking sensor, configured to record surroundings data and has a field of view aligned transverse to the longitudinal axis of the missile, and a control unit having a reception unit for receiving target object data regarding the target object. The target object data containing position data, orientation data and/or speed data of the target object. The control unit is configured to set the orientation of the missile during the guidance at least partly based on the received target object data such that the target object is located in the field of view of the side-looking sensor at least in sections of a final guidance phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Hackel, Volker Koch, Michael Ganser
  • Patent number: 12006070
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises both a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side. The apparatus includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells disposed on the first side of the substrate and a plurality of microwave antennas disposed on both the first side of the substrate and the second side of the substrate. In addition, the apparatus comprises at least one photonic integrated circuit operably coupled to the substrate and to at least one of the plurality of photovoltaic cells to thereby receive electrical power therefrom. By one approach, the apparatus can further comprise at least one atomic clock supported by the substrate. By one approach, at least some of the aforementioned plurality of microwave antennas that are disposed on the first side of the substrate can comprise an optically transparent portion that serves as both a protective cover and a focusing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventor: Trevor Brown
  • Patent number: 12000958
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to an autonomous driving system in a vehicle, including a radar system with a reinforcement learning engine to control a beam steering antenna and identity targets in a path and a surrounding environment of the vehicle, and a sensor fusion module to receive information from the radar system on the identified targets and compare the information received from the radar system to information received from at least one sensor in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: BDCM A2 LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Paul Harrison
  • Patent number: 11994582
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an inverse radar sensor model processor and a grid mapping processor. The inverse radar sensor model processor receives radar sensor data for a time k from a radar sensor, generates object data based on the radar sensor data, and calculates instantaneous masses at the time k for each cell in a field of view (FOV) of the radar sensor based on the object data and a sensor characteristic. The inverse radar sensor model processor outputs the calculated instantaneous masses to the grid mapping processor, which also receives accumulated masses for each cell in the FOV for a time period 0:k?1. An accumulated mass represents a combination of instantaneous masses for the cell at each time increment in the time period 0:k?1. The grid mapping processor generates updated accumulated masses for a time period 0:k.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Gunawath Dilshan Godaliyadda, June Chul Roh
  • Patent number: 11994580
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a plurality of radars and at least one processor. Each of the radars includes at least one transmitting antenna and a plurality of receiving antennas arranged as a two-dimensional array antenna. The processor converts the RF signal received by the receiving antennas into a ranging profile that records the distance between each of the receiving antennas and the target and the receiving intensity corresponding to the distance. The processor generates a voxel profile to indicate the relationship between the distance and the receiving intensity in three-dimensional space. The processor performs a point generation algorithm to generate a plurality of points in three-dimensional space according to the voxel profile and the receiving intensity threshold. The processor performs a cluster analysis algorithm to identify a plurality of target points corresponding to the target among the points to obtain the position of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Tsung-Ying Hsieh, Chi-Hsuan Lee
  • Patent number: 11994579
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for hybrid radar and camera edge sensors are disclosed. Examples disclosed herein relate to a hybrid sensor system having a plurality of edge sensors positioned on the perimeter of a vehicle. The hybrid sensor system processes signals received from the various sensors to identify a target located within the vicinity of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: BDCM A2 LLC
    Inventors: Maha Achour, Matthew Paul Harrison
  • Patent number: 11994600
    Abstract: Provided are a reception apparatus and a reception method that are capable of acquiring altitude information by a method suitable for a wearable device and improving position calculation accuracy. The reception apparatus includes an altitude information acquisition unit and a positioning calculation unit. The altitude information acquisition unit acquires altitude information externally calculated via proximity wireless communication. The positioning calculation unit performs positioning computation on the basis of a received global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal and the altitude information supplied from the altitude information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kawauchi, Toru Katsumoto
  • Patent number: 11994589
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to detecting data in a lidar point cloud representative of vapor and controlling an autonomous vehicle based on such detection. The lidar point cloud is outputted by a lidar sensor system of the autonomous vehicle. The techniques set forth herein utilize dual return lidar data outputted by the lidar sensor system. The dual return lidar data includes two lidar returns received responsive to a light beam emitted (e.g., at a particular azimuthal angle) by the lidar sensor system into a driving environment of the autonomous vehicle. The data in the lidar point cloud detected as being caused by vapor can be removed from downstream processing; accordingly, the autonomous vehicle can be controlled such that the autonomous vehicle need not stop for or maneuver around vapor in the driving environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Pranay Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11994601
    Abstract: A method for estimating the attitude of a vehicle by using a global navigation satellite system having a plurality of satellites, wherein the vehicle comprises at least a first antenna and a second antenna having a separation to each other, comprising the steps of: detecting an outage of said global navigation satellite system; starting a dead-reckoning algorithm in order to extrapolate a change in attitude during the outage of said global navigation satellite system obtaining a dead-reckoned attitude; detecting that said global navigation satellite system has recovered, in particular via the availability of carrier phase observables and calculating a new attitude using the recovered global navigation satellite system by incorporating the obtained dead-reckoned attitude as a starting condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Edvin Valtersson
  • Patent number: 11994608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radar method for exchanging signals between at least two non-coherent transceiver units which respectively have initially non-synchronous, in particular controllable, clock sources, having the following steps: a synchronization in which clock offsets and/or clock rates of the clock sources of the at least two transceiver units are adapted; a full-duplex measuring process in which a first transmission signal of the first transceiver unit is transmitted to the second transceiver unit and a second transmission signal of the second transceiver unit is transmitted to the first transceiver unit via a radio channel; with synchronization prior to the full-duplex measuring process being carried out in such a way that a time offset and/or a frequency offset between the transmission signals at least substantially remain(s) constant during a transmission time of the full-duplex measuring process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Symeo GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Gottinger, Igor Bilous, Peter Georg Gulden, Martin Vossiek
  • Patent number: 11994599
    Abstract: A positioning system and a positioning method are provided. The method includes: receiving, via a movable base station (MBS) disposed on a vehicle, radio data at a first time point; performing RTK calculation according to the radio data to obtain a rover position of a second time point; obtaining an attitude angle variation of a rover between the first time point and the second time point; calculating an MBS position of the second time point according to the rover position of the second time point and the attitude angle variation; positioning the vehicle of the second time point according to the MBS position and the rover position of the second time point; and calculating a carrier phase difference between the MBS and the rover at the second time point to update the radio data at the second time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Jhao-Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 11994615
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with compensating for a sensor deficiency in a heterogeneous sensor array are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a compute device to aggregate perception data from individual perception pipelines, each of which is associated with respective one of different types of sensors of a heterogeneous sensor set, to identify a characteristic associated with a space to be monitored by the heterogeneous sensor set; detect a sensor deficiency associated with a first sensor of the sensors; and in response to a detection of the sensor deficiency, derive next perception data for more than one of the individual perception pipelines from sensor data originating from at least one second sensor of the sensors. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ignacio Alvarez, David Arditti Ilitzky, Patrick Andrew Mead, Javier Felip Leon, David Gonzalez Aguirre
  • Patent number: 11994617
    Abstract: An apparatus is for generating an emulated radar reflection signal of a target moving at a relative velocity. The apparatus includes a radar detector, an emulation transmitter, and a processor. The radar detector is configured to detect radar chirps emitted by a device under test (DUT), where the chirps are emitted at random time intervals. The emulation transmitter is configured to generate emulated radar reflection signals of the target being emulated. The processor is configured to generate control signals at intervals corresponding to the random time intervals at which the radar chirps are emitted by the DUT, where each control signal controls the emulation transmitter to generate a radar reflection signal. A relative phase of the control signals is adjusted according to a duration of each of the random time intervals between successive chirps and a magnitude and sign of the relative velocity of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Dietrich W. Vook, Todd Steven Marshall, Jefferson B. Burch, Gregory S. Lee
  • Patent number: 11994367
    Abstract: Embodiments include active protection systems and methods for an aerial platform. An onboard system includes radar modules, detects aerial vehicles within a threat range of the aerial platform, and determines if any of the aerial vehicles are an aerial threat. The onboard system also determines an intercept vector to the aerial threat, communicates the intercept vector to an eject vehicle, and causes the eject vehicle to be ejected from the aerial platform to intercept the aerial threat. The eject vehicle includes alignment thrusters to rotate a longitudinal axis of the eject vehicle to substantially align with the intercept vector, a rocket motor to accelerate the eject vehicle along an intercept vector, divert thrusters to divert the eject vehicle in a direction substantially perpendicular to the intercept vector, and attitude control thrusters to make adjustments to the attitude of the eject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: James Kolanek, Behshad Baseghi, David Sharpin, Anthony Visco, Falin Shieh
  • Patent number: 11988752
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) signal, comprising: transmitting at least one GBAS message burst; receiving the GBAS message burst, and performing a power measurement at symbol times of the GBAS message burst. Further, a test system for testing a ground-based augmentation system is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Theissen
  • Patent number: 11988488
    Abstract: A system and method for ordnance delivery that includes a projectile that, when embedded into a target, can transmit information such as location and position information to a computing device. The computing device can relay this information to a weapon system that can deliver ordnance to the target accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Evan Parker, Evan Jackson Parker
  • Patent number: 11988700
    Abstract: An antenna calibration system and method utilizes both computer electromagnetic modeling and actual test fixture measurements for calibrating the antenna or multiple antennas in an array. Use of the test fixture measurements enables the calibration technique to account for design nuances or imperfections in each respective antenna to enable that particular antenna to be more accurately modeled for calibration without having to physically maneuver the platform to calibrate the antenna that is to be installed thereon. Use of computer electromagnetic modeling techniques then account for these design nuances or imperfections to provide improved modeling for calibrating the antenna on a platform prior to moving the platform with the antennas on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Clymer
  • Patent number: 11982598
    Abstract: A travelling device may travel along a heavy machinery rail. The traveling device may collect positioning data to assess rail condition and/or installation. The positioning data may be collected using self-contained positioning sensors. Positional deviations indicating an elevated portion, a skewed portion, and/or a twisted portion of the heavy machinery rail may indicate issues with rail condition and/or installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: KONECRANES, INC.
    Inventor: Johnny Glenn Curtis
  • Patent number: 11977143
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal (UE2) configured to act as a radar receiver, comprising: —a radio transceiver (323), —logic (320) configured to communicate data, via the radio transceiver, on a radio channel (101), wherein the logic is further configured to obtain (233), via the radio transceiver, a radar probing request (230) to detect radio signal echoes; determine (235) a receive direction (Dir2) based on the request; control the radio transceiver to detect (242) a receive property of the radio signal echoes in said direction; and transmit (261), via the radio transceiver, data (260) associated with the detected receive property to a radio communication device (BS1, UE1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Bengtsson, Rickard Ljung, Fredrik Rusek, Olof Zander, Zhinong Ying
  • Patent number: 11980013
    Abstract: A radio wave-absorbing laminate film in which both the top surface and the bottom surface have superior transmission attenuation properties and reflection attenuation capabilities in extremely high-frequency wave bands and higher, and which exhibits excellent radio wave absorption properties even when extremely thin; a production method for the film; and an element containing the film. A radio wave-absorbing laminate film having radio wave-absorbing layers, the radio wave-absorbing laminate film including a center layer, two substrate layers, and two radio wave-absorbing layers, the center layer containing at least one metal layer, and the two substrate layers being laminated on both surfaces of the center layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, Asuka Namai, Marie Yoshikiyo, Takahiro Asai, Masaru Kuwahara