Patents Examined by Mamadou L Diallo
  • Patent number: 10726596
    Abstract: In a wrist terminal 1, the measurement information acquiring unit 51 acquires position information. The first timing detection unit 52 detects a standby state for a sport. The second timing detection unit 53 detects predetermined start timing of the sport. If the first timing detection unit 52 detects the standby state, the recording control unit 54 makes the measurement information acquiring unit 51 start acquiring position information to continue acquiring position information sequentially at predetermined intervals. If the second timing detection unit 53 detects the predetermined start timing, the recording control unit 54 stores position information being part of the position information already acquired by the measurement information acquiring unit 51 and corresponding to the predetermined start timing into a ROM 16 or a removable medium 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Imamura, Takeshi Okada
  • Patent number: 10718862
    Abstract: There is provided a radar device which detects targets by performing a signal processing procedure based on a frequency-modulated continuous wave and the reflected waves of the transmission wave from the targets. A signal processing unit is configured to periodically perform the signal processing procedure based on beat signals which are differential waves between the transmission wave and the reflected waves. A monitoring unit is configured to monitor each of processing states of processes which are sequentially performed in the signal processing procedure. A changing unit is configured to change a processing condition for the subsequent-stage processes of a process, according to the processing state of the process, if the monitoring unit detects that the process is in a high load state, from the processing states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Hisateru Asanuma, Yasuhiro Suedomi
  • Patent number: 10720393
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a semiconductor die. The electronic device may include a first routing layer. The first routing layer may be coupled to the semiconductor die. A first plurality of routing traces may be in electrical communication with the semiconductor die. The first plurality of routing traces may be positioned within a first routing footprint. The first routing footprint may have a width greater than a width of the semiconductor die. A second routing layer may be coupled to the first routing layer. A second plurality of routing traces may be in electrical communication with the first plurality of routing traces. The second plurality of routing traces may be positioned within a second routing footprint. The second routing footprint may have a width greater than the width of the first routing footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Lizabeth Keser, Thomas Ort, Thomas Wagner, Bernd Waidhas
  • Patent number: 10718869
    Abstract: A constellation of satellites and associated methods for Earth Observation are disclosed. One method includes transmitting a set of at least four signals towards the Earth using a constellation of at least four satellites and receiving a set of at least four reflected signals from the Earth using the constellation. The method also includes analyzing, using a set of at least four signal analyzers, the set of at least four signals to generate a set of data. Each satellite in the constellation individually houses a signal analyzer in the set of at least four signal analyzers. The method also includes deriving the set of Earth observations using the set of data. Each satellite receives a signal in the set of at least four signals from every other satellite in the constellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: GeoOptics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Patrick Yunck
  • Patent number: 10712441
    Abstract: Whether or not motion compensation is necessary is determined for each of received radio wave signals acquired through observation on the basis of information on a difference between an planned trajectory and an actual trajectory of a platform (103), and a motion compensation process is performed on the received radio wave signals for which the motion compensation is determined to be necessary. An image generation process is performed on the received radio wave signals on which the motion compensation process has been performed and the received radio wave signals on which the motion compensation process has not been performed depending on the results of determination, so that a SAR image of an observation object is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru Oishi
  • Patent number: 10714826
    Abstract: A system and method for adaptively controlling an active phased array antenna comprising a plurality of elements is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining a thermal profile of at least a portion the active phased array antenna, comparing the determined thermal profile with a reference thermal profile and deactivating only a subset of the plurality of elements according to a thinning pattern based at least in part on the comparison between the determined thermal profile and the reference thermal profile. Another embodiment is evidenced by an apparatus performing the foregoing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: David Brian Peterson
  • Patent number: 10712428
    Abstract: There is provided a radar device for detecting a target based on a frequency-modulated transmission wave and reflected waves of the transmission wave from the target. An extracting unit configured to extract peaks corresponding to the target based on beat signals which are differential waves between the transmission wave and the reflected waves. A generating unit configured to generate instantaneous values corresponding to the peaks based on the peaks extracted by the extracting unit. A filtering unit configured to generate a target data item corresponding to the instantaneous values by performing chronological filtering on the instantaneous values generated by the generating unit. The filtering unit can assign a plurality of instantaneous values to an assignment range corresponding to one target data item, based on individual elements included in the instantaneous values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiya Fujitsu, Hisateru Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10712451
    Abstract: A first measuring device measures a location of its own vehicle relative to each feature point on a surrounding structure around a road surface on which the vehicle. A first feature-point is provided which, based on output from the first measuring device, acquires coordinates of the each feature point expressed in a coordinate system of the first measuring device, and uses a self-location to convert the coordinates into an external coordinate. A feature-point trajectory generation section is provided to generate, based on the first coordinates, a trajectory of the feature point group. A second measuring device measures a location of its own vehicle relative to a feature point located rearward of the feature point measured by the first measuring device. An anomaly determination section is provided to determine that anomaly occurs in a self-location estimation device if the second coordinates are on the trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiko Ono, Hidefumi Ishimoto, Wataru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10698080
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a communication element for an automotive radar system, the communication element configured to communicate with a remote device remote from the automotive radar system by one or more of: a) providing signalling to the automotive radar system to send information to the remote device; b) receiving signalling representative of information from the remote device via the automotive radar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Ernst Julien-Nathanael Seler, Ralf Reuter
  • Patent number: 10698104
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies relating to constructing a differenced change product (DCP) image. A plurality of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images of a scene are generated based upon radar signals directed towards and reflected off of the scene, and a plurality of coherence change detection (CCD) images of the scene are generated based upon the SAR images. The CCD images are registered with one another, and their pixel values re-scaled according to a monotonic mapping function. The DCP image is generated based upon a computed pixel-wise difference between a pair of the re-scaled CCD images. The DCP image identifies locations in the scene where human activity-induced change is likely to have occurred between a pair of SAR passes of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Katherine M. Simonson, David Nikolaus Perkins
  • Patent number: 10698094
    Abstract: A device and method for determining the three-dimensional position of an object. The device comprises at least one transmitter that is adapted to emit a signal; at least three receivers, wherein the at least three receivers and the at least one transmitter are preferably arranged within a first plane, wherein a first receiver and a second receiver are preferably arranged along a first straight line, and a third receiver is preferably arranged at a distance from the first straight line; and a processor that is configured to determine at least three propagation times, wherein the respective propagation time is a time required by the signal from the transmitter via the object to the respective receiver, and wherein the processor is further configured to determine the three-dimensional position of the object on the basis of the determined propagation times as well as on the basis of the arrangement of the transmitter and the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOPOSENS GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Rudoy
  • Patent number: 10698119
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods determine the rotational position of a spinning object. A satellite positioning system can be used to determine the spatial position of an object, which in turn can be used to guide the object. An adaptive sideband filter is used to provide increased robustness against interference. However, when the object is spinning, such as an artillery shell, then the rotational orientation should be known in order to properly actuate the control surfaces, such as fins, which will also be spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Interstate Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Steven B. Alexander, Richard F. Redhead
  • Patent number: 10684355
    Abstract: A radar module according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises an antenna unit including a transmitting antenna unit and a receiving antenna unit, and a signal processing unit connected to the antenna unit and processing a transmission signal and a reception signal, wherein the transmitting antenna unit consists of a long-range transmitting antenna and a short-range transmitting antenna of a single channel, and the receiving antenna unit consists of a long-range receiving antenna and a short-range receiving antenna of a plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hong Gil Yoo
  • Patent number: 10672984
    Abstract: A method is presented for protecting resistive random access memory (RRAM) stacks within a resistive memory crossbar array. The method includes forming a plurality of conductive lines within an interlayer dielectric (ILD), forming a RRAM stack including a bottom electrode, a top electrode, and a bi-layer hardmask, forming a low-k dielectric layer over the RRAM stack, removing a first layer of the bi-layer hardmask during a via opening, and removing a second layer of the bilayer hardmask concurrently with a plurality of sacrificial layers formed over the low-k dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ando, Michael Rizzolo, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Shyng-Tsong Chen
  • Patent number: 10673139
    Abstract: A phased array system includes at least two traveling wave antennas arranged in parallel, and each traveling wave antenna includes at least two antenna units sequentially connected. A first end of each traveling wave antenna connects to a corresponding first radio frequency channel. The first end of each traveling wave antenna connects to a signal processing module of the phased array system by using the corresponding first radio frequency channel. A phase and/or an amplitude of a signal inputted by the signal processing module from the first end into the traveling wave antenna may be adjusted by adjusting a configuration of the first radio frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Long, Fusheng Tang, Yanxing Luo
  • Patent number: 10672815
    Abstract: A sensor device is disclosed. In an embodiment, the sensor device includes a carrier having a plane carrier surface, a plurality of photodetectors arranged on the carrier surface, each photodetector including a photosensitive sensor area and a lens arrangement arranged opposite the sensor areas, wherein the lens arrangement includes an optical axis, wherein the lens arrangement is configured to image electromagnetic radiation onto the sensor areas, wherein the plurality of photodetectors comprise at least one first photodetector having a first sensor area, the first sensor area comprises at least one property which differs from a property of a second sensor area of a second photodetector of the plurality of photodetectors, and wherein the second photodetector is arranged closer to the optical axis than the at least one first photodetector in order to reduce an optical imaging aberration of the lens arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Karsten Auen, Andreas Wojcik, Hubert Halbritter, Tim Böscke
  • Patent number: 10670700
    Abstract: Radio frequency motion sensors may be configured for operation in a common vicinity so as to reduce interference. In some versions, interference may be reduced by timing and/or frequency synchronization. In some versions, a master radio frequency motion sensor may transmit a first radio frequency (RF) signal. A slave radio frequency motion sensor may determine a second radio frequency signal which minimizes interference with the first RF frequency. In some versions, interference may be reduced with additional transmission adjustments such as pulse width reduction or frequency and/or timing dithering differences. In some versions, apparatus may be configured with multiple sensors in a configuration to emit the radio frequency signals in different directions to mitigate interference between emitted pulses from the radio frequency motion sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Przemyslaw Szkot, Redmond Shouldice
  • Patent number: 10665956
    Abstract: It is known in the field that conventional single-port antennas cannot provide both advantages of high gain and broad angular coverage. It is also known in the field that, for modern mobile communication systems, the transmitted signals generally include not only information data, but also pilot signals, which are used for both estimating real time channel responses and facilitating signals reception. Therefore, through a proper baseband signal processing arrangement, it is possible to effectively combine sub-arrays output signals of a multi-port antenna to substantially enhance interested signals. The present invention therefore makes use of the resources provided by the pilot signals to construct a novel antenna structure having multi-port sub-arrays and a baseband signal processing function unit, to simultaneously offer the advantages of high gain and broad angular coverage. In addition, the present invention is particularly suitable for use in millimeter wavelength antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Hsueh-Jyh Li
  • Patent number: 10663595
    Abstract: To generate an image that captures a 360-degree horizontal view around a vehicle in a lidar system, four or more lidar sensors may be placed at the four corners of the vehicle. Each lidar sensor is phased 90 degrees apart and synchronously scans a respective 90-degree field of regard. The 90 degree fields of regard from each of the four or more lidar sensors may combine to scan a complete 360-degree field of regard around the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Luminar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George C. Curatu
  • Patent number: 10663574
    Abstract: An angle estimating method applied in a radar system. The radar system includes a first antenna array including M antennas. The angle estimating method includes steps of obtaining a plurality of beamforming weighting vectors; receiving signal from M antennas and forming a received vector; performing an augment operation on the received vector and obtaining an augmented received vector; computing correlation between the augmented received vector and the plurality of beamforming weighting vectors and obtaining a plurality of results accordingly; and determining an angle-of-arrival of an object according to the plurality of results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Cheng Kuo, Hsin-Lung Hsiao, Chi-Yung Liao, Jeng-Da Li