Patents by Inventor Amit Steinberg

Amit Steinberg 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).

  • Patent number: 11567209
    Abstract: A LIDAR system, comprising: (a) a plurality of anchored LIDAR sensing units, each anchored LIDAR sensing unit comprising at least: (i) a housing; (ii) at least one detector, mounted in the housing, configured to detect light signals arriving from objects in a field of view of the anchored LIDAR sensing unit; and (iii) a communication unit, configured to output detection information which is based on outputs of the at least one detector and which is indicative of existence of the objects; and (b) at least one integratory processing unit, configured to receive the detection information from two or more of the plurality of anchored LIDAR sensing units, and to process the received detection information to provide a three dimensional model of a scene which is larger than any of the field of views of the independent anchored LIDAR sensing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Steinberg, Alon Gan
  • Patent number: 11500076
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that use LIDAR technology. In one implementation, a LIDAR system includes at least one processor configured to: control activation of at least one light source for illuminating a field of view; receive from at least one sensor a reflection signal associated with an object in the field of view, a time lapse between light leaving the at least one light source and reflection impinging on the least one sensor constituting a time of flight; and alter an amplification parameter associated with the at least one sensor during the time of flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Julian Vlaiko, Guy Zohar, Shahar Levy
  • Publication number: 20220304916
    Abstract: Methods, formulations and production systems are provided. Methods comprise extracting black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) oil by processing BSFL, modifying the BSFL oil into modified BSFL (MBSFL) oil by converting triglycerides in the BSFL oil to medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in the form of monoglycerides, fatty acid salts and/or free fatty acids, e.g., by saponification and/or hydrolysis, and applying the MBSFL oil to suppress biofilm development and/or microorganism growth (e.g., of Gram-positive and/or Gram-negative bacteria, fungi and possibly viruses). Applications of the MBSFL oil include dermal and/or oral applications, topical therapy, as well as applications to medical equipment and industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: BIO-BEE SDE ELIYAHU LTD
    Inventors: Hadas RICHTER, Shimon STEINBERG, Yuval BARON, Amit INBART
  • Publication number: 20220229164
    Abstract: A time-of-flight (TOF) optical sensor may include a controller, a sensing array, and a readout unit. The sensing array may include a plurality of sensing cells. The readout unit may include a plurality of readout TOF modules. The number of the plurality of readout TOF modules may be less than the number of the plurality of sensing cells. The controller may be configured to trigger a connection of a first sensing cell of the plurality of sensing cells to a first readout TOF module of the plurality of readout TOF modules at a first time during a sampling period, thereby enabling the first readout TOF module to provide a first measurement of a change in output of the first sensing cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Amit STEINBERG, Ronen ESHEL, Yair ALPERN, Nir Avraham GOREN
  • Publication number: 20220206114
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects using a LIDAR system may include controlling a light emission assembly comprising a light source in a manner enabling spatial light modulation to a field of view (FOV) of the LIDAR system to vary during different flash light emissions of the light emission assembly. The method may also include controlling a sensor to detect first reflection signals indicative of reflections of first flash light emissions from objects in the FOV. The method may further include determining a nonuniform spatial light modulation for the light emission assembly based on at least one of the first reflection signals. The method may also include instructing the light emission assembly to emit to the FOV a second flash light emission in accordance with the nonuniform spatial light modulation, and detecting an object in the FOV based on second reflection signals of the second flash light emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventor: AMIT STEINBERG
  • Publication number: 20220163633
    Abstract: A LIDAR system may include at least one processor configured to control at least one light source for emitting a light flux. The at least one processor may also be configured to control a light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source in order to scan a field of view. The at least one processor may further be configured to detect an object within the field of view based on first reflections from the field of view received by at least one sensor. The at least one processor may also be configured to determine a first position of the light deflector based on second reflections from the field of view received by a plurality of detector cells, and control a repositioning of the light deflector to a second position based on the first position of the light deflector and an intended illumination location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Amit STEINBERG, Yair ALPERN
  • Publication number: 20220050203
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system may include at least one processor configured to: control at least one light deflector to deflect light from a plurality of light sources towards a region in a field of view while the at least one light deflector is in a particular instantaneous position; control the at least one light deflector such that while the at least one light deflector is at the particular instantaneous position, light reflections from the field of view are received on at least one common area along a plurality of return paths to at least one sensor; and receive from at least one of a plurality of light detectors included in the at least one sensor, signals associated with beam spots of the received light reflections, wherein each of the beam spots impinges on more than one of the plurality of light detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: OMER DAVID KEILAF, YAIR ANTMAN, AMIT STEINBERG, DAVID ELOOZ, JULIAN VLAIKO, OREN BUSKILA, OREN ROSENZWEIG, RONEN ESHEL, SMADAR DAVID RALY, GUY ZOHAR
  • Publication number: 20210389467
    Abstract: Systems and methods may detect an object within a minimum predetermined distance of a LIDAR system. The LIDAR system may comprise a processor configured to control a light source and a light deflector to illuminate objects located in a space illuminated by the light source; determine a distance to a first object based located within a field of view of a LIDAR sensor; receive, from a supplementary sensor, reflection signals indicative of light reflected from a second object outside the field of view; determine, based on the second reflection signals that the second object is located within a predetermined distance; and regulate, based on the determination, at least one of the light source and the light deflector to prevent an accumulated energy density of light emitted by the light source from exceeding a maximum permissible exposure level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: RONEN ESHEL, AMIT STEINBERG, IDAN BAKISH, SHAHAR LEVY, YUVAL YIFAT
  • Publication number: 20200386872
    Abstract: Systems and methods use LIDAR technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Julian Vlaiko
  • Patent number: 10776639
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for detecting a vehicle may include a processor configured to: scan a field of view (FOV) by controlling movement of at least one deflector at which at least one light source is directed; receive from at least one sensor signals indicative of light reflected from a particular object in the FOV; detect, based on time of flight in the received signals, portions of the particular object in the FOV that are similarly spaced from the light source; determine, based on the detected portions, at least a first portion having a first reflectivity corresponding to a license plate, and at least two additional spaced-apart portions corresponding to locations on the particular object other than a location of the first portion; and based on a spatial relationship and a reflectivity relationship between the first portion and the at least two additional portions, classify the particular object as a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig
  • Publication number: 20200249349
    Abstract: A LIDAR system may include a processor configured to control a LIDAR light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over scans of a field of view (FOV). The FOV may include foreground and background areas. The processor may be further configured to receive from a detector input signals indicative of light reflected from the FOV. A representation of a portion of the FOV associated with pixels may be constructible from the input signals associated with a first pixel that covers a portion of the foreground area, a second pixel that covers a portion of the foreground area and a portion of the background area, and a third pixel that covers a portion of the background area. The processor may be further configured to determine a distance to a first object located in the foreground area and a distance to a second object located in the background area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventor: Amit STEINBERG
  • Publication number: 20200249324
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a LIDAR system may include at least one processor configured to control at least one light source for projecting light toward a field of view and receive from at least one first sensor first signals associated with light projected by the at least one light source and reflected from an object in the field of view, wherein the light impinging on the at least one first sensor is in a form of a light spot having an outer boundary. The processor may further be configured to receive from at least one second sensor second signals associated with light noise, wherein the at least one second sensor is located outside the outer boundary; determine, based on the second signals received from the at least one second sensor, an indicator of a magnitude of the light noise; and determine, based on the indicator the first signals received from the at least one first sensor and, a distance to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Amit STEINBERG, Alon GAN
  • Publication number: 20200249354
    Abstract: A LIDAR system may include a processor configured to control a LIDAR light source for illuminating a field of view (FOV), receive, from a group of light detectors, input signals indicative of reflections of light from objects in the FOV, and process a first subset of the input signals associated with a first region of the FOV to detect a first object in the first region. The processor may also process a second subset of the input signals associated with a second region of the FOV to detect a second object in the second region. The second object may be located at a greater distance from the light source than the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Oded Yeruhami, Amit Steinberg, Nir Osiroff, Ronen Eshel
  • Patent number: 10698114
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control light emission of a light source; scan a field of view by repeatedly moving at least one light deflector located in an outbound path of the light source; while the at least one deflector is in a particular instantaneous position, receive via the at least one deflector, reflections of a single light beam spot along a return path to a sensor; receive from the sensor on a beam-spot-by-beam-spot basis, signals associated with an image of each light beam-spot, wherein the sensor includes a plurality of detectors and wherein a size of each detector is smaller than the image of each light beam-spot; and determine, from signals resulting from the impingement on the plurality of detectors, at least two differing range measurements associated with the image of the single light beam-spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Yair Antman, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Julian Vlaiko, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Smadar David Raly
  • Publication number: 20200193181
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for detecting a vehicle may include a processor configured to: scan a field of view (FOV) by controlling movement of at least one deflector at which at least one light source is directed; receive from at least one sensor signals indicative of light reflected from a particular object in the FOV; detect, based on time of flight in the received signals, portions of the particular object in the FOV that are similarly spaced from the light source; determine, based on the detected portions, at least a first portion having a first reflectivity corresponding to a license plate, and at least two additional spaced-apart portions corresponding to locations on the particular object other than a location of the first portion; and based on a spatial relationship and a reflectivity relationship between the first portion and the at least two additional portions, classify the particular object as a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit STEINBERG, David ELOOZ, Omer David KEILAF, Oren BUSKILA, Oren ROSENZWEIG
  • Patent number: 10481268
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for use in a vehicle may include at least one light source configured to project light toward a field of view for illuminating a plurality of objects in an environment of a vehicle and at least one processor configured to control the at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux of light from the at least one light source to vary over scans of a plurality of portions of the field of view. The LIDAR system may receive information indicating that a temperature associated with at least one system component exceeds a threshold, and in response to the received information indicating the temperature exceeding the threshold, modify an illumination ratio between two portions of the field of view such that during at least one subsequent scanning cycle less light is delivered to the field of view than in a prior scanning cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Julian Vlaiko, Amit Steinberg, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel
  • Publication number: 20190318177
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for detecting a vehicle may include a processor configured to: scan a field of view (FOV) by controlling movement of at least one deflector at which at least one light source is directed; receive from at least one sensor signals indicative of light reflected from a particular object in the FOV; detect, based on time of flight in the received signals, portions of the particular object in the FOV that are similarly spaced from the light source; determine, based on the detected portions, at least a first portion having a first reflectivity corresponding to a license plate, and at least two additional spaced-apart portions corresponding to locations on the particular object other than a location of the first portion; and based on a spatial relationship and a reflectivity relationship between the first portion and the at least two additional portions, classify the particular object as a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit STEINBERG, David ELOOZ, Omer David KEILAF, Oren BUSKILA, Oren ROSENZWEIG
  • Publication number: 20190271767
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that use LIDAR technology. In one implementation, a LIDAR system includes at least one processor configured to: control activation of at least one light source for illuminating a field of view; receive from at least one sensor a reflection signal associated with an object in the field of view, a time lapse between light leaving the at least one light source and reflection impinging on the least one sensor constituting a time of flight; and alter an amplification parameter associated with the at least one sensor during the time of flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel, Yai Antman, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Julian Vlaiko, Guy Zohar, Shahar Levy
  • Publication number: 20190227175
    Abstract: A LIDAR system, comprising: (a) a plurality of anchored LIDAR sensing units, each anchored LIDAR sensing unit comprising at least: (i) a housing; (ii) at least one detector, mounted in the housing, configured to detect light signals arriving from objects in a field of view of the anchored LIDAR sensing unit; and (iii) a communication unit, configured to output detection information which is based on outputs of the at least one detector and which is indicative of existence of the objects; and (b) at least one integratory processing unit, configured to receive the detection information from two or more of the plurality of anchored LIDAR sensing units, and to process the received detection information to provide a three dimensional model of a scene which is larger than any of the field of views of the independent anchored LIDAR sensing units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Steinberg, Alon Gan
  • Patent number: 10353075
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one deflector to deflect light from a plurality of light sources along a plurality of outbound paths, towards a plurality of regions forming a field of view while the at least one deflector is in a particular instantaneous position; control the at least one deflector such that while the at least one deflector is in the particular instantaneous position, light reflections from the field of view are received on at least one common area of the at least one deflector; and receive from each of a plurality of detectors, at least one signal indicative of light reflections from the at least one common area while the at least one deflector is in the particular instantaneous position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Oren Buskila, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Smadar David Raly, Yair Antman