Patents by Inventor Amit Rappel

Amit Rappel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210227652
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying EM energy to a load are provided. The apparatuses and methods may include at least one processor configured to receive information indicative of energy dissipated by the load for each of a plurality of modulation space elements. The processor may also be configured to associate each of the plurality of modulation space elements with a corresponding time duration of power application, based on the received information. The processor may be further configured to regulate energy applied to the load such that for each of the plurality of modulation space elements, power is applied to the load at the corresponding time duration of power application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander BILCHINSKY, Eran BEN-SHMUEL, Pinchas EINZIGER, Amit RAPPEL
  • Patent number: 10999901
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying EM energy to a load are provided. The apparatuses and methods may include at least one processor configured to receive information indicative of energy dissipated by the load for each of a plurality of modulation space elements. The processor may also be configured to associate each of the plurality of modulation space elements with a corresponding time duration of power application, based on the received information. The processor may be further configured to regulate energy applied to the load such that for each of the plurality of modulation space elements, power is applied to the load at the corresponding time duration of power application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Bilchinsky, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Pinchas Einziger, Amit Rappel
  • Patent number: 10912163
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for applying radio frequency (RF) energy from a source of electromagnetic energy to an object in an energy application zone. At least one processor may be configured to acquire information indicative of electromagnetic energy loss associated with at least a portion of the energy application zone. The processor may be further configured to determine a weight to be applied to each of a plurality of electromagnetic field patterns each having a known electromagnetic field intensity distribution and cause the source to supply each of the plurality of electromagnetic field patterns to the energy application zone at the determined weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOJI Limited
    Inventors: Pinchas Einziger, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Alexander Bilchinsky, Amit Rappel
  • Patent number: 10670542
    Abstract: A method includes processing an object in a cavity by applying radio frequency (RF) energy to the cavity. A first plurality of frequencies is identified, characterized in that a time derivative of a value indicative of a dielectric response of the cavity to RF energy at frequency of the first plurality of frequencies is larger than a first threshold. More energy is applied at frequencies of the first plurality of frequencies than at other frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Avner Libman, Hertzel Yehezkely, Sharon Hadad, Ram Elboim, Zalman Ibragimov, Amit Rappel
  • Publication number: 20190364624
    Abstract: A method of heating a load in a cavity of an apparatus for heating objects by transmitting to the cavity electromagnetic waves may include determining, for each of a plurality of modulation space elements (MSEs), a dissipation ratio indicating a proportion of power dissipated in the load to power transmitted into the cavity, wherein each MSE is a set of one or more values of variables, each controllable by the apparatus, that affect a field pattern excited in the cavity. The method may further include selecting one or more MSEs from the plurality of MSEs based on the dissipation ratio determined for each of the plurality of MSEs, wherein each of the selected one or more MSSEs is associated with a corresponding dissipation ratio that is lower than a threshold and applying RF energy to the load at the selected one or more frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander BILCHINSKY, Eran BEN-SHMUEL, Daniella ATZMONY, Pinchas EINZIGER, Amit RAPPEL
  • Patent number: 10470254
    Abstract: An object is processed in a cavity resonator by application of radiofrequency energy to the cavity resonator through a plurality of feeds. Excitation setups are grouped into a plurality of peaks based on values of an absorbability indicator associated with each of the excitation setups. At least one peak among the plurality of peaks is selected based on the values of the absorbability indicator associated with the excitation setups grouped into each peak. Radiofrequency energy is applied to the cavity resonator based on the selection, in which the excitation setups are multi-dimensional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Zalman Ibragimov, Amit Rappel
  • Publication number: 20190297690
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy at a frequency or frequencies in a frequency range of 1 MHz-100 GHz to an object in a cavity. The apparatus includes a source of electromagnetic energy and a processor configured to acquire information indicative of a spatial location of the object in the cavity, identify a first set of frequency and phase values, the first set being associated with a first field pattern having a first high-intensity region corresponding to a first area of the spatial location of the object, identify a second set of frequency and phase values, the second set being associated with a second field pattern having a second high-intensity region corresponding to a second area of the spatial location of the object, wherein the first area is different from the second area and control the source, in accordance with the first and second sets of frequency and phase values, to apply electromagnetic energy to the first and second areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Pinchas EINZINGER, Eran BEN-SHMUEL, Alexander BILCHINSKY, Amit RAPPEL, Denis DIKAROV, Michael SIGALOV, Yoel BIBERMAN
  • Patent number: 10425999
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying electromagnetic energy at a frequency or frequencies in a frequency range of 1 MHz to 100 GHz to an object in a cavity via at least one radiating element. At least one processor is configured to receive a target energy distribution, select, based on the target energy distribution, a plurality of sets of values of field-affecting parameters controllable by the apparatus. The parameters include at least one of frequency, phase, and amplitude. The apparatus provides for the control of a source coupled to the at least one radiating element to excite a respective field pattern for each selected set of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Pinchas Einziger, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Alexander Bilchinsky, Amit Rappel, Denis Dikarov, Michael Sigalov, Yoel Biberman
  • Patent number: 10405380
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying EM energy to a load may include at least one processor configured to receive information indicative of dissipated energy for each of a plurality of modulation space elements and group a number of the plurality of modulations space elements into at least two subsets based on the information received indicative of dissipated energy. The processor may also be configured to associate a power delivery protocol with each of the at least two subsets wherein the power delivery protocol differs between subsets and regulate energy applied to the load in accordance with each power delivery protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Bilchinsky, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Daniella Atzmony, Pinchas Einziger, Amit Rappel
  • Publication number: 20180017507
    Abstract: A method includes processing an object in a cavity by applying radio frequency (RF) energy to the cavity. A first plurality of frequencies is identified, characterized in that a time derivative of a value indicative of a dielectric response of the cavity to RF energy at frequency of the first plurality of frequencies is larger than a first threshold. More energy is applied at frequencies of the first plurality of frequencies than at other frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Avner LIBMAN, Hertzel YEHEZKELY, Sharon HADAD, Ram ELBOIM, Zalman IBRAGIMOV, Amit RAPPEL
  • Patent number: 9807823
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for applying radio frequency (RF) energy to an object in an energy application zone. At least one processor may be configured to cause RF energy to be applied at a plurality of electromagnetic field patterns to the object in the energy application zone. The processor may be further configured to determine an amount of power dissipated in the energy application zone, for each of the plurality of field patterns. The processor may also be configured to determine a spatial distribution of energy absorption characteristics across at least a portion of the energy application zone based on the amounts of power dissipated when the plurality of field patterns are applied to the energy application zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Pinchas Einziger, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Alexander Bilchinsky, Amit Rappel
  • Patent number: 9804104
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying RF energy to process an object may include at least one controller configured to receive EM feedback-related values from an energy application zone, each of the values being associated with a respective MSE. The controller may also be configured to identify a change in one or more of the EM feedback-related values within a period of time; adjust the RF energy application based on the change in the EM feedback-related values identified, and cause application of RF energy to the energy application zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Avner Libman, Hertzel Yehezkely, Sharon Hadad, Ram Elboim, Zalman Ibragimov, Amit Rappel
  • Publication number: 20170164432
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for applying radio frequency (RF) energy from a source of electromagnetic energy to an object in an energy application zone. At least one processor may be configured to acquire information indicative of electromagnetic energy loss associated with at least a portion of the energy application zone. The processor may be further configured to determine a weight to be applied to each of a plurality of electromagnetic field patterns each having a known electromagnetic field intensity distribution and cause the source to supply each of the plurality of electromagnetic field patterns to the energy application zone at the determined weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Pinchas EINZIGER, Eran BEN-SHMUEL, Alexander BILCHINSKY, Amit RAPPEL
  • Publication number: 20170164431
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying EM energy to a load are provided. The apparatuses and methods may include at least one processor configured to receive information indicative of energy dissipated by the load for each of a plurality of modulation space elements. The processor may also be configured to associate each of the plurality of modulation space elements with a corresponding time duration of power application, based on the received information. The processor may be further configured to regulate energy applied to the load such that for each of the plurality of modulation space elements, power is applied to the load at the corresponding time duration of power application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander BILCHINSKY, Eran BEN-SHMUEL, Pinchas EINZIGER, Amit RAPPEL
  • Patent number: 9609692
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying EM energy to a load. The apparatuses and methods may include at least one processor configured to receive information indicative of energy dissipated by the load for each of a plurality of modulation space elements. The processor may also be configured to associate each of the plurality of modulation space elements with a corresponding time duration of power application, based on the received information. The processor may be further configured to regulate energy applied to the load such that for each of the plurality of modulation space elements, power is applied to the load at the corresponding time duration of power application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Bilchinsky, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Pinchas Einziger, Amit Rappel
  • Publication number: 20170027026
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying EM energy to a load may include at least one processor configured to receive information indicative of dissipated energy for each of a plurality of modulation space elements and group a number of the plurality of modulations space elements into at least two subsets based on the information received indicative of dissipated energy. The processor may also be configured to associate a power delivery protocol with each of the at least two subsets wherein the power delivery protocol differs between subsets and regulate energy applied to the load in accordance with each power delivery protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander BILCHINSKY, Eran BEN-SHMUEL, Daniella ATZMONY, Pinchas EINZIGER, Amit RAPPEL
  • Publication number: 20160374158
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying electromagnetic energy at a frequency or frequencies in a frequency range of 1 MHz to 100 GHz to an object in a cavity via at least one radiating element. At least one processor is configured to receive a target energy distribution, select, based on the target energy distribution, a plurality of sets of values of field-affecting parameters controllable by the apparatus, the parameters comprising at least one of frequency, phase, and amplitude, and control a source coupled to the at least one radiating element to excite a respective field pattern for each selected set of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Pinchas EINZIGER, Eran BEN-SHMUEL, Alexander BILCHINSKY, Amit RAPPEL, Denis DIKAROV, Michael SIGALOV, Yoel BIBERMAN
  • Patent number: 9462635
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying EM energy to a load may include at least one processor configured to receive information indicative of dissipated energy for each of a plurality of modulation space elements and group a number of the plurality of modulations space elements into at least two subsets based on the information received indicative of dissipated energy. The processor may also be configured to associate a power delivery protocol with each of the at least two subsets wherein the power delivery protocol differs between subsets and regulate energy applied to the load in accordance with each power delivery protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Bilchinsky, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Daniella Atzmony, Pinchas Einziger, Amit Rappel
  • Patent number: 9459346
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for applying electromagnetic energy in a radio frequency (RF) range to an object in an energy application zone via at least one radiating element. At least one processor may be configured to determine locations of a first region and a second region in the energy application zone. In addition, the processor may be configured to regulate a source in order to apply a first predetermined amount of RF energy to the first region in the energy application zone and a second predetermined amount of RF energy to the second region in the energy application zone. The first predetermined amount of energy may be different from the second predetermined amount of energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Pinchas Einziger, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Alexander Bilchinsky, Amit Rappel, Denis Dikarov, Michael Sigalov, Yoel Biberman
  • Patent number: 9351347
    Abstract: Radiofrequency energy is applied to a container having an outer housing and an inner housing disposed at least partially within the outer housing. At least a portion of the inner housing is transparent to RF radiation. At least one antenna is configured to apply RF energy to an energy application zone within the inner housing. A processor is configured to control the application of RF energy to the energy application zone by selecting a set of modulation space elements (MSEs), and cause RF energy application at the modulation space elements of the selected set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Eyal Torres, Daniel Selinger, Daniella Atzmony, Pinchas Einziger, Amit Rappel, Eliezer Gelbart, Igal Yaari, Avner Libman