Patents Examined by Helena H Seraydaryan
  • Patent number: 11609306
    Abstract: According to an aspect, method in a radar receiver system comprising, receiving a radar signal reflected from a target on a plurality of antennas, wherein the radar signal is a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) signal comprising plurality of chirps, extracting a plurality of range bins from the radar signal, generating a plurality of reference angles and a plurality of reference velocities from a plurality of reference parameters, determining a plurality of reference weights from the plurality of reference angles and plurality of reference velocities, filtering the radar signal with the filter weights set to equal to the plurality of reference weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Ganesan Thiagarajan
  • Patent number: 11573332
    Abstract: A complex and intricate GNSS antenna that is created using inexpensive manufacturing techniques is disclosed. The antenna combines a loop antenna and a cross dipole antenna together, in a single plane, to create an optimal GNSS gain pattern. The antenna structure is symmetric and right-hand circular polarized to force correct polarization over a wide range of frequency and beamwidth. The feed structure is part of the antenna radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Hemisphere GNSS, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter Feller
  • Patent number: 11567191
    Abstract: A method and apparatus with vehicle radar control is disclosed. An apparatus with vehicle radar control includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver including a transmitting antenna array and a receiving antenna array, and at least one processor configured to collect environmental information of the vehicle, determine a radar mode of the vehicle based on the collected environmental information, generate one or more control signal configured to control one or more of the transmitting antenna array and the receiving antenna array based on the determined radar mode, and provide the generated one or more control signals to the RF transceiver, wherein one or more of the transmitting antenna array and the receiving antenna array operate according to the one or more generated control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11525909
    Abstract: A measurement method performed at a receiving device involves sequentially receiving RF signals, each comprising a different set of at least first and second tones at differing frequencies. Complex gain responses (CGRs) for each of the first and second tones of each of the RF signals are measured. A phase offset is determined between: i) a phase of the CGR of the second tone of a first RF signal, and ii) a phase of the CGR of the first tone of a second RF signal. A coherent channel frequency (CCF) response of the second tone of the second RF signal is computed by adjusting a phase of the CGR of the second tone of the first RF signal by the phase offset. A processor executes a signal paths calculation algorithm using the CCF response of the second tone of the second RF signal to determine an angle or time of arrival of the first RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Fei Tong, Jacob Christopher Sharpe
  • Patent number: 11520032
    Abstract: A method and electronic device for object detection. The electronic device includes at least a first antenna pair comprising a first transmitter antenna configured to transmit signals and a first receiver antenna configured to receive signals, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to control the first transmitter antenna to transmit a first signal, generate a channel impulse response (CIR) based on receiving, by the first receiver antenna, a reflection of the first signal, determine a location of at least one leakage peak in the CIR, compare a first segment of taps in the CIR prior to the at least one leakage peak with a second segment of taps in the CIR after the leakage peak, and determine an object is present based on symmetry between the first and second segments of taps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pengda Huang, Vutha Va, Wenxun Qiu, Boon Loong Ng
  • Patent number: 11513213
    Abstract: A method for processing a radar signal is provided. The method may include receiving chirps of a radar signal, sampling the radar signal, dividing the samples that correspond to the chirp of the radar signal into at least two virtual chirps, and processing the radar signal based on the at least two virtual chirps. Also, a corresponding device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andre Roger, Farhan Bin Khalid, Romain Ygnace
  • Patent number: 11513210
    Abstract: A sensor cluster device including a radar sensor configured to receive electromagnetic waves reflected from an object so as to acquire information on the object, a lidar sensor configured to receive laser beams reflected from the object so as to acquire information on the object, a camera sensor configured to acquire information from an image in which surroundings of the object are captured, an infrared sensor that detects heat radiated from peripheral objects in the surroundings of the object to observe the object and the peripheral objects, a body member having a front surface on which the radar sensor, the lidar sensor, the camera sensor, and the infrared sensor are installed, and a heat dissipation member configured to discharge heat, which is transferred to the body member, to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Su Chun, Hee Chang Roh
  • Patent number: 11460537
    Abstract: A microstrip mixer of a microwave-doppler detecting module has a shared port, a local oscillator signal input port and a mixing output port and includes two mixer tubes. The local oscillator signal input port is electrically connected with the shared port and is electrically connected with an end of one of the mixer tubes through the shared port. The local oscillator signal input port is also electrically connected with the mixing output port and is electrically connected with an end of the other mixer tube through the mixing output port. The other ends of the two mixer tubes are respectively grounded. Accordingly, the microstrip mixer is configured to have an open structure having three ports, which is more flexible and enhances the applicability thereof while reducing the size of the microwave-doppler detecting module utilizing the microstrip mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Gaodi Zou
  • Patent number: 11454698
    Abstract: A device includes one or more processors configured to receive radar data, and generate a plurality of occupancy grid maps based on the radar data. Each of the occupancy grid maps corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of candidate angles. The one or more processors is also configured to select one of the candidate angles as a sensor mount angle based on the occupancy grid maps, and trigger an action based on the sensor mount angle and the radar data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Muhammad Zubair Ikram, Adeel Ahmad
  • Patent number: 11448745
    Abstract: An FMCW radar is used to sense an object. A sensor device that senses an object by using an FMCW radar is provided. The sensor device includes: a signal processing unit that acquires a reception signal that is based on a reception wave of the FMCW radar, and senses the object; and a phase converting unit that acquires phase information from the reception signal, and tracks the object by monitoring a peak BIN, and a phase offset between the peak BIN and another BIN based on the phase information. As the reception signal, the signal processing unit may use micro-vibration data about the object to sense the object. A system including: a transceiving unit that transmits and receives an FMCW radar signal; and the sensor device according to the first aspect of the present invention is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Takeuchi, Willem Johan Stapelbroek
  • Patent number: 11434003
    Abstract: A drone deterrence system includes a housing configured to be secured to a structure. A motion detector is disposed on or within the housing, and is configured to detect motion within a predetermined range. A tracker is disposed on or within the housing, and is configured to track motion of a drone within the predetermined range. A control unit is in communication with the motion detector and the tracker, and is configured to take action to deter the drone from remaining in the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jagdish T. Madhav, Lionel Cain
  • Patent number: 11422248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a signal processing device for accurately detecting a moving object without being influenced by the speed of the moving object. This signal processing device is provided with: at least two cross-correlation calculation units for calculating cross-correlation functions for the waveform of a reflection signal obtained through the reflection, by an object, of a transmission signal having a varying frequency and different correlation waveforms generated from the waveform of the transmission signal; a combination unit for combining the at least two cross-correlation functions from the at least two cross-correlation calculation units so as not to be separated in the frequency shift direction; and a detection unit for detecting the object on the basis of the cross-correlation function resulting from the combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Osamu Hoshuyama, Kentarou Kudou, Shohei Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11422219
    Abstract: Determining alignment and clear line-of-sight (LOS) of a satellite antenna using sensor data from an LOS sensor of the satellite antenna. Described techniques include storing first sensor data captured by the LOS sensor at a first time, the first sensor data indicating a first LOS condition of the satellite antenna corresponding to the satellite antenna having a beam LOS with a satellite of the satellite communication system that is aligned and unobstructed. The techniques may include receiving second sensor data captured by the LOS sensor at a second time after the first time, the second sensor data indicating a second LOS condition of the satellite antenna. The techniques may include determining an LOS condition change for the satellite antenna between the first time and the second time based on a comparison of the second sensor data with the first sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Zlogar, Philip A. Lampe, Kurt A. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 11402495
    Abstract: The invention concerns a monitoring method that comprises coupling in an integral manner at least one electromagnetic mirror of passive type with a given target to be monitored and monitoring the given target; wherein monitoring the given target includes: acquiring, via one or more synthetic aperture radar(s) installed on board one or more satellites and/or one or more aerial platforms, SAR images of a given area of the earth's surface where the given target is located; and determining, via a processing unit, a movement of the electromagnetic mirror on the basis of the acquired SAR images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. Con Unico Socio
    Inventors: Luca Soli, Diego Calabrese
  • Patent number: 11391833
    Abstract: A vehicle radar system (3) including a control unit arrangement (8) and at least one radar sensor arrangement (4) arranged to acquire a plurality of measured radar detections (zt, zt+1) at different times. The control unit arrangement (8) engages a tracking algorithm using the present measured radar detections (zt, zt+1) as input. For each track, for each one of a plurality of measured radar detections (zt, zt+1), the control unit arrangement (8) calculates a corresponding predicted detection (xt|t?1|, xt+1|t|) and a corrected predicted detection (xt|t|, xt+1|t+1|), and calculates an innovation vector (19, 19) constituted by a first vector type (18a, ??) and a second vector type (18b, ?r). The control unit arrangement (8) calculates a statistical distribution (24; ?inno,?, ?inno,r) for at least one of the vector types (18a, ??; 18b, ?r) and to determine how it is related to another statistical distribution (25; ?meas,?, ?meas,r); and/or to determine its symmetrical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Sebastian Marsch
  • Patent number: 11385329
    Abstract: A radar sensor includes: a transceiver unit for emitting a radar beam at at least two different wavelengths along a beam path in an outgoing direction and to receive radar radiation along the beam path in an incoming direction; and a reference object placed in the beam path for redirecting part of the outgoing radar beam in the incoming direction. The reference object includes two identical grids, each grid having regularly spaced elements arranged at a distance d from each other in a first direction perpendicular to the beam path, the grids being spaced from one another along the beam path by a distance L. The transceiver unit is operable at a wavelength ? which satisfies L = n ? 2 ? d ? 2 n being an integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Mathias Fauth
  • Patent number: 11376960
    Abstract: An illustrative example object detection system includes a sensor having a field of view. The sensor is configured to emit radiation and to detect at least some of the radiation reflected by an object within the field of view. A panel in the field of view allows the radiation to pass through the panel. The panel being is configured to be set in a fixed position relative to a vehicle coordinate system. A plurality of reflective alignment markers are situated on the panel in the field of view. The reflective alignment markers reflect radiation emitted by the sensor back toward the sensor. A processor is configured to determine an alignment of the sensor with the vehicle coordinate system based on an indication from the sensor regarding radiation reflected by the reflective alignment markers and detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Chenghui Hao, Ronald M. Taylor, Roman J. Dietz
  • Patent number: 11353596
    Abstract: A global positioning system (GPS) receiver and system for determining a geographical location associated with the GPS receiver using less than four GPS signals. The system can comprise a constraint module configured to receive one or more constraints that describe at least one characteristic of a GPS receiver when a number of GPS satellites within a line of sight to the GPS receiver is below a defined value. The system can further comprise a pseudo range calculation module configured to calculate a plurality of pseudo ranges between the GPS receiver and the number GPS satellites, wherein the plurality of pseudo ranges are to various orbital positions of the GPS satellites over a period of time; and a geographical location module configured to determine the geographical location of the GPS receiver using the plurality of pseudo ranges and known constraints of motion associated with the GPS receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Ian S. Robinson, Andrew M. Hautzik, Brandon Crow
  • Patent number: 11327183
    Abstract: An antenna system includes a right-hand circularly polarized antenna for receiving Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals and located on a receiver housing; a vertical semitransparent screen for providing an Down/Up ratio DU 9 ? 0 = DU ? ( ? e = 9 ? 0 ? ) = F ? ( - 9 ? 0 ? ) F ? ( 9 ? 0 ? ) of ?13 dB or better for at least some GNSS frequencies; the semitransparent screen being connected to a ground plane of the antenna; the ground plane being connected to a conductive receiver housing; the semitransparent screen further comprising a horizontal slot to which sets of lumped impedance elements are connected. Each set includes several lumped elements; where the lumped elements are capacitors and/or inductors and/or resistors; where the lumped elements in each set are connected in parallel or series; and the semitransparent screen including at least 4 segments arranged symmetrically around the center of the antenna and connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Vitalievich Tatarnikov, Alexey Anatolievich Generalov, Andrey Vitalievich Astakhov
  • Patent number: 11313962
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sensor processing system including an acquisition unit, a time series analysis unit, and a decision unit. The acquisition unit acquires measurement data from a measuring unit. The measuring unit measures a physical quantity, of which a value varies depending on whether a human is present in, or absent from, an object space. The time series analysis unit obtains an analysis model for a time series analysis in which the measurement data acquired at a predetermined timing is represented by multiple items, acquired before the predetermined timing, of the measurement data. The decision unit decides, depending on a decision condition including a condition concerning a coefficient of the analysis model, whether the human is present or absent at the predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Masaru Yamaoka, Toshiaki Tanaka, Kenji Masuda, Atsushi Takahashi, Hidehiko Ichikawa