Patents Examined by Bernarr E. Gregory
  • Patent number: 10698098
    Abstract: A millimeter wave radar includes an antenna unit including a plurality of antennas that receive millimeter waves, each of the antennas having a prescribed reception range from which the millimeter waves are incident on the antenna; and a signal processing unit that detects, on the basis of a difference between outputs of the plurality of antennas that have received millimeter waves, a moving object moving across the reception ranges of the plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Izumi Igawa, Ryuichi Sunagawa, Yutaka Aoki
  • Patent number: 10698101
    Abstract: A system for sensing a target in a region of interest (ROI) includes a coded compressive antenna (CCA) to generate an EM field codified in multiple dimensions. One or more receivers receives EM energy reflected by the target, and produces reflection information corresponding to the reflected energy. A compressive sensing imaging processor analyzes reflection information to generate an image representing the target. The CCA may use a distorted reflector, a vortex lens, and/or meta-materials to codify the EM field in multiple dimensions. The system may evaluate a sensing matrix that characterizes the transmission channel and the codified EM field. The system configures the CCA to produce a coded EM field enhances certain sensing matrix singular values, with respect to an EM field produced by a non-codified antenna. The sensing system provides increased target sensitivity while reducing false detections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventor: Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 10690760
    Abstract: A system for generating a three dimension (3D) imaging of an object, the system comprising: an electromagnetic transducer array such as an RF (radio-frequency) antenna array surrounding the object said array comprising: a plurality of electromagnetic transducers; a transmitter unit for applying RF signals to said electromagnetic transducer array; and a receiver unit for receiving a plurality of RF signals affected by said object from said electromagnetic transducers array; a Radio Frequency Signals Measurement Unit (RFSMU) configured to receive and measure said plurality of plurality of affected RF signals and provide RF data of the object; and at least one processing unit, configured to process said RF data to identify the dielectric properties of said object and construct a 3D image of said object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD
    Inventors: Raviv Melamed, Damian Hoffman, Jonathan Rosenfeld, Ronen Tur
  • Patent number: 10690764
    Abstract: In a method of determining a deviation of a path of a projectile from a predetermined path, the method uses an image of a target area in which the desired path or direction is pointed out. Subsequently, the real direction or real path is determined and the deviation is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TRACKMAN A/S
    Inventor: Fredrik Tuxen
  • Patent number: 10694382
    Abstract: A mobile device, which includes a satellite navigation system receiver with embedded confidential seed key for generating Galileo message authentication codes (MACs) for any desired time instant, generates a MAC for a given time instant and transmits the MAC or a derived code as a verification code. A receiving entity authenticates the satellite navigation system receiver by comparing the obtained verification code with an available verification code known to be valid for the given time instant. The satellite navigation system receiver is considered to be an authentic satellite navigation system receiver of a mobile device only, in case the at least one obtained verification code matches the available verification code. Selected further actions are enabled only, if the satellite navigation system receiver is considered an authentic satellite navigation system receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jari Tapani Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 10677891
    Abstract: Ship motion forecasting systems and methods are described herein that can enable accurate real-time forecasting of ocean waves and resultant ship motions. Such systems and methods can be used to improve the efficiency and safety of a variety of ship operations, including the moving of cargo between ships at sea. In general, the systems and methods transmit radar signals from multiple radars, and those radar signals from the multiple radars are reflected off the surface of a body of water. The reflected radar signals are received, and radar data is generated from the received radar signals. The radar data is used to generate ocean wave components, which represent the amplitude and phase of a multitude of individual waves that together can describe the surface of the ocean. These ocean wave components are then used generate ship motion forecasts, which can then be presented to one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rudzinsky, John G. Kusters, Jr., Benjamin S. H. Connell, Christopher S. Brundick, Kevin Cockrell, William M. Milewski
  • Patent number: 10680315
    Abstract: A method and system facilitate communication between a constellation of satellites and a mobile platform-mounted mobile communicator. The method and system may include the use of a first antenna suited for operation using a first frequency band in a first geographic region and a second antenna suited for operation using either the first or a second frequency band in a second geographic region. The method and system may use a controller to determine which antenna to activate based on one or more of a geographic indicator or a signal indicator. The system used by the method to facilitate the communication may have one or more enclosures over the antennas and controller for mounting to a mobile platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventor: Sean Scott Cordone
  • Patent number: 10680702
    Abstract: A tracking system comprising: a radio frequency (RF) signal circulator; an iridium modem coupled to first port of the circulator; an antenna coupled to second port of the circulator, wherein the circulator passes a signal transmitted by the modem to the antenna when the switch is switched to a first mode; a low noise amplifier (LNA) coupled to third port of the circulator, wherein the circulator passes RF signals received from the antenna to the LNA; a diplexer coupled to an output of the LNA; a GNSS receiver coupled to a first output of the diplexer through a GNSS filter; an iridium filter coupled to a second output of the diplexer; wherein the switch couples the iridium filter to the modem when the iridium modem is in a receiving mode, and wherein the switch couples the modem to the first port when the modem is in a transmitting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Singh Rana, Ratnesh Kumar Gaur, Kancharla HariNarayana
  • Patent number: 10677565
    Abstract: A guidance system for remote guidance of a remote platform(s) towards a target destination is disclosed. The guidance system includes a light module including a light source operable for beam to illuminating the remote platform, and a spatial light modulator (SLM) placed in the optical path of the light beam emitted from the light source. The guidance system includes a controller operable for obtaining data indicative of guidance information for navigating the remote platform towards the target destination. The controller operates the SLM to encode the guidance information in the light beam. The guidance information may be encoded in light pattern including at least one of the following: a spatial light pattern formed in a cross-section of the light beam, a temporal light pattern in the light beam, and a spatiotemporal light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: Tsafrir Avni
  • Patent number: 10680863
    Abstract: Modulation apparatus, comprising: a first delta-sigma modulator for providing a digital in-phase signal based on a modulation of an in-phase component of a baseband signal; a second delta-sigma modulator for providing a digital quadrature signal based on a modulation of a quadrature component of the baseband signal; a first multiplicative combiner for combining a carrier signal with the digital in-phase signal and for providing an in-phase output signal; a second multiplicative combiner for combining the carrier signal with the digital quadrature signal and for providing a quadrature output signal; a delay component for generating a 90° phase shift between the in-phase output signal and the quadrature output signal; and an additive output combiner for combining the in-phase output signal and the quadrature output signal and generating a transmit signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerd Spalink
  • Patent number: 10677564
    Abstract: A target assignment system includes a sensor system which detects a position of a moving vehicle, an assigning section which determines the launcher system assigned with the moving vehicle in response to the position of the moving vehicle and generates a first display signal which shows the moving vehicle and a first launcher system, a display section which displays the moving vehicle and the assigned launcher system in real time in response to the display signal, and an input section which instructs a change of the assigned launcher system. The assigning section generates a second display signal in which the first launcher system is changed to a second launcher system, in response to an instruction of assignment change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Toyoda, Keisuke Ando, Shunsuke Araki
  • Patent number: 10670711
    Abstract: Synthetic aperture radar transmit and receive antenna systems and methods of transmitting and receiving radar signals are disclosed. In one embodiment, a transmit and receive antenna system includes a transmit antenna array configured to transmit a plurality of radio frequency transmit signals, the transmit antenna array including a plurality of patch antenna elements mounted to a printed circuit board, each patch antenna element belonging to a subarray, and one or more power amplifiers, each power amplifier feeding a subarray of the patch antenna elements, and a reflectarray receive antenna configured to receive radio frequency signals including a plurality of reflectarray antenna elements mounted to a printed circuit board, at least one antenna feed configured to receive radio frequency signals reflected from the plurality of reflectarray antenna elements, and at least one low noise amplifier electrically connected to the at least one antenna feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Planet Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Kiruthika Devaraj, Ming-chun Paul Lee
  • Patent number: 10670493
    Abstract: The invention provides a safety diagnosis system for structure, which comprises one GNSS receiver installed on an upper floor of a structure, a control device having a storage unit for storing a program which prepares an absolute displacement curve of the structure based on an absolute coordinate measured by the GNSS receiver and a displacement of the absolute coordinate, calculates a maximum inter-layer displacement and a maximum inter-layer deformation angle per each floor based on the absolute displacement curve and prepares an inter-layer deformation angle curve and a judging unit for performing a diagnosis of the safety of the structure based on the maximum inter-layer displacement and the maximum inter-layer deformation angle, and a display unit, wherein the control device calculates the maximum inter-layer displacement and the maximum inter-layer deformation angle per each floor and the inter-layer deformation angle curve based on a displacement of the absolute coordinate and the program and makes the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Tadayuki Morishita, Yoshihito Saito, Hiroaki Ryujin, Koichiro Fuse, Kazuhiro Ogawa, Kaoru Kumagai, Ritsuo Sakimura
  • Patent number: 10670731
    Abstract: A position and azimuth measurement device capable of measuring geographical coordinates and azimuth angles and a surveying device are provided. The position and azimuth measurement device includes a GNSS device, having a GNSS antenna for obtaining position information thereof; a horizontal rotating section capable of rotating the GNSS antenna horizontally; a leveling section capable of leveling the horizontal rotating section; a horizontal angle detector configured to detect a horizontal angle of the horizontal rotating section; and a control device. The control device causes the GNSS device to continuously obtain the position information while causing the horizontal rotating section leveled by the leveling section to make one full rotation, and computes geographical coordinates and an azimuth angle on the basis of the position information obtained throughout the full rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10663260
    Abstract: A targeting system for guidance correction of a projectile along a flight path toward a target. The targeting system includes seeker/guidance system mounted on the projectile which controls guidance of the projectile along the flight path toward the target. A remote fire control system receives and displays a survey image of a battlefield and enables an operator to mark location coordinates of the target in the survey image. Based on the location coordinates, the fire control system defines a reference image and transmits the reference image and location coordinates to the seeker/guidance system for use in guiding the projectile toward the target. If the target moves as the projectile travels toward the target, the remote fire control system enables the operator to update the location coordinates and transmit only an offset of the coordinates to the seeker/guidance system which then adjusts or corrects the flight path of the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Choiniere
  • Patent number: 10663577
    Abstract: A data fusion system for combining and parsing data from multiple EO and RF threat warning systems, the system including a plurality of input systems capable of providing feature-level data about an environment in which they are operating. Each input system may be configured to output information regarding its capabilities and the environment in which it is operating. A fusion block is placed in operative communication with the plurality of input systems and battlespace information and configured to algorithmically combine the data and determine the presence or absence of a threat. An output may be placed in operative communication with the fusion block, thereby allowing the fusion block to provide information and/or notifications to the relevant parties and/or systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A Harris, Timothy J O'Donnell, Michael R Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10661920
    Abstract: The system can include a hardware processor in communication with the computer-readable storage. The instructions, when executed by the hardware processor, are configured to cause the system to receive a plurality of photographs of space objects within a time domain. Each of the plurality of photographs can correspond to a latitude domain, a longitude domain, and a timestamp within the time domain. The system can also receive image data derived from the plurality of photographs. The system can also receive a user selection of a latitude range within the latitude domain, a longitude range within the longitude domain, and a time range within the time domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Lee Hendrix, William Alexander Therien
  • Patent number: 10663581
    Abstract: An ultra-short range radar (USRR) system of a vehicle includes an object detection module configured to, based on radar signals from USRR sensors of the vehicle: identify the presence of an object that is external to the vehicle; determine a location of the object; and determine at least one of a height, a length, and a width of the object. A remedial action module is configured to, based on the location of the object and the at least one dimension of the object, at least one of: selectively actuate an actuator of the vehicle; selectively generate an audible alert via at least one speaker of the vehicle; and selectively generate a visual alert via at least one light emitting device of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen W. Decker, Jeremy P. Gray, Igal Bilik, Shuqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10665942
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for adjusting an operational parameter of electromagnetic waves supplied to a feed point of a dielectric antenna to modify a beamwidth of far-field wireless signals generated by the dielectric antenna, the electromagnetic waves propagating along the feed point without an electrical return path, detecting that the beamwidth of the far-field wireless signals needs to be adjusted to improve a reception of the far-field wireless signals by a remote system, and adjusting the operational parameter of the electromagnetic waves to adjust the beamwidth of the far-field wireless signals. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Henry Kafka, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10663578
    Abstract: Provided is a target detecting apparatus including: a frequency modulation continuous wave (FMCW) radar that obtains a first beat signal; a linear frequency intensity modulation (LFIM) light detection and ranging (LiDAR) that transmits a second transmission signal obtained by modulating intensity of a continuous wave laser based on an FMCW signal and obtains a second beat signal based on a microwave signal into which a second reception signal reflected from a target is converted and the FMCW signal; and a controller that receives the first beat signal and the second beat signal and obtains information regarding the target based on the first beat signal and the second beat signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT
    Inventors: Byung-Lae Cho, Jung-Soo Lee, Sun-Gu Sun, Jong-Min Lee, Jong-Pill Kim