Patents by Inventor Arun Raghupathy

Arun Raghupathy 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: 20240060843
    Abstract: Multiple calibration results for calibrating a barometric pressure sensor based on data received from a device containing the sensor are determined and stored in a table. The table is updated based on rules regarding a relationship between each calibration result and a current calibration value. The calibration results are weighted and combined to determine a combined calibration result. The calibration value for calibrating the sensor is selected from the calibration results, the combined calibration results, or the current calibration value based on a selection criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Guiyuan HAN, Badrinath NAGARAJAN, Arun RAGHUPATHY
  • Patent number: 11885838
    Abstract: A smart-home device may include a main power rail that provides power to components of the smart-home device; an integrator coupled to the main power rail that stores energy on an energy-storage device, where the energy stored on the energy-storage device is representative of an amount an amount of power provided to the smart-home device through the main power rail during an integration cycle of the integrator; and a counter that stores a number of integration cycles performed by the integrator during a time interval, where a total amount of power provided to the smart-home device through the main power rail during the time interval is represented by: (1) the number of integration cycles performed by the integrator during the time interval; and (2) the energy stored on the energy-storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Michael Mitchell, Gwendolyn van der Linden, Ford Rylander, Brian Silverstein, Arun Raghupathy
  • Patent number: 11841285
    Abstract: Multiple calibration results for calibrating a barometric pressure sensor based on data received from a device containing the sensor are determined and stored in a table. The table is updated based on rules regarding a relationship between each calibration result and a current calibration value. The calibration results are weighted and combined to determine a combined calibration result. The calibration value for calibrating the sensor is selected from the calibration results, the combined calibration results, or the current calibration value based on a selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dormody, Guiyuan Han, Badrinath Nagarajan, Arun Raghupathy
  • Publication number: 20230384097
    Abstract: Calibrating a pressure sensor of a mobile device includes determining a first plurality of calibration values for a first plurality of visits to a first revisit zone to which a mobile device repeatedly returns; determining a first relative calibration adjustment value based on the first plurality of calibration values; determining an adjusted absolute calibration value based on i) an absolute calibration value used to calibrate pressure measurements made by a pressure sensor of the mobile device, and ii) the first relative calibration adjustment value; and calibrating pressure measurements made by the pressure sensor of the mobile device using the adjusted absolute calibration value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Deepak JOSEPH, Badrinath NAGARAJAN, Guiyuan HAN, Arun RAGHUPATHY
  • Publication number: 20230384087
    Abstract: A method involves selecting a set of altitude envelope distribution constraints for a building and generating a set of altitude envelope distributions for the building in accordance with the constraints. Each altitude envelope distribution includes one or more first altitude envelopes. An aggregate altitude envelope distribution is generated for the building using the set of altitude envelope distributions and in accordance with the constraints. The aggregate altitude envelope distribution includes one or more second altitude envelopes. A reference altitude of the building is determined, and an absolute aggregate altitude envelope distribution is determined using the reference altitude and the aggregate altitude envelope distribution. The aggregate altitude envelope distribution includes one or more third altitude envelopes, each corresponding to a respective estimated floor number of the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Badrinath NAGARAJAN, Guiyuan HAN, Arun RAGHUPATHY
  • Publication number: 20230308130
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining position of a receiver. The positioning system comprises a transmitter network including transmitters that broadcast positioning signals. The positioning system comprises a remote receiver that acquires and tracks the positioning signals and/or satellite signals. The satellite signals are signals of a satellite-based positioning system. A first mode of the remote receiver uses terminal-based positioning in which the remote receiver computes a position using the positioning signals and/or the satellite signals. The positioning system comprises a server coupled to the remote receiver. A second operating mode of the remote receiver comprises network-based positioning in which the server computes a position of the remote receiver from the positioning signals and/or satellite signals, where the remote receiver receives and transfers to the server the positioning signals and/or satellite signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Arun RAGHUPATHY, Ganesh PATTABIRAMAN, Subramanian S. MEIYAPPAN, Hari SANKAR
  • Publication number: 20230304951
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery, a first temperature sensor configured to provide a first temperature value associated with a temperature of the battery, a heat source disposed proximate to the battery and configured to heat the battery, a second temperature sensor configured to provide a second temperature value associated with a temperature of the heat source, and a control board coupled to the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor, wherein the control board is configured to receive the first temperature value and the second temperature value. The control board is configured to compare the first temperature value and the second temperature value to determine a temperature gradient between the battery and the heat source and transmit an alert if the temperature gradient exceeds a first temperature gradient threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Wang, Arun Raghupathy, James Robert Lim, Ihab A. Ali, Chang Hong Ye
  • Patent number: 11761823
    Abstract: A smart-home device may include a housing, a printed circuit board (PCB) inside the housing, an environmental sensor mounted to the PCB inside the housing, and a gasket that encloses the environmental sensor inside the housing to isolate the environmental sensor from an atmosphere inside of the housing while allowing an atmosphere outside of the housing to enter the gasket such that the environmental sensor can measure an aspect of the atmosphere outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mitchell, Arun Raghupathy, William Dong, Adrian Shanov
  • Patent number: 11761765
    Abstract: Calibrating a pressure sensor of a mobile device incudes determining an absolute calibration value used to calibrate pressure measurements by a pressure sensor of a mobile device; determining a first revisit zone as a first location to which the mobile device repeatedly returns; determining first and second calibrations for first and second visits to the first revisit zone; determining a first relative calibration adjustment value based on a difference between the first and second calibrations; determining an adjusted absolute calibration value based on a sum of the absolute calibration value and the first relative calibration adjustment value; and estimating an altitude of the mobile device based on a pressure measurement by the pressure sensor and the adjusted absolute calibration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dormody, Deepak Joseph, Badrinath Nagarajan, Guiyuan Han, Arun Raghupathy
  • Publication number: 20230273049
    Abstract: Device-based barometric pressure sensor calibration involves determining a specific location of the mobile device; determining a general location of the mobile device that encompasses and obfuscates the specific location; transmitting the general location to a server; receiving general calibration data for the general location; determining specific calibration data based on the general calibration data and the specific location; determining a calibration value based on the specific calibration data, the calibration value being for calibrating the barometric pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Arun RAGHUPATHY, Badrinath NAGARAJAN, Frank Yenshaw, Deepak Joseph
  • Patent number: 11733038
    Abstract: Methods and machines involve detecting when a mobile device is in a first area and a second area at different times, collecting pressure data from the mobile device and reference sensor(s) to estimate altitudes of the mobile device within the first area and the second area, collecting terrain altitudes associated with the first area and the second area, and using a difference between the estimated altitudes and a difference between the terrain altitudes to determine a height of a floor. The estimated floor height may be used to calibrate a pressure sensor of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Badrinath Nagarajan, Arun Raghupathy, Michael Dormody, Guiyuan Han
  • Publication number: 20230258824
    Abstract: Embodiments describe determining position by selecting a set of digital pseudorandom sequences. The magnitudes of the cross-correlation between any two sequences of the chosen set are below a specified threshold. A subset of digital pseudorandom sequences are selected from the set such that the magnitudes of the autocorrelation function of each member of the subset, within a specified region adjacent to the peak of the autocorrelation function, are equal to or less than a prescribed value. Each transmitter transmits a positioning signal, and at least a portion of the positioning signal is modulated with at least one member of the subset. At least two transmitters of the plurality of transmitters modulate respective positioning signals with different members of the subset of digital pseudorandom sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Arun RAGHUPATHY, Norman F. KRASNER
  • Publication number: 20230259216
    Abstract: Determining contexts of mobile devices. Particular embodiments described herein include machines that determine two estimated positions of a mobile device that respectively correspond to first and second locations at first and second times, acquire sets of terrain or structural information for first and second areas that respectively include the first and second estimated positions, use the acquired sets of information and the estimated positions to determine if the mobile device was near or within a structure at the first and second times, determine one or more values that are indicative of vertical movement by the mobile device during a period of time between the first time and the second time, compare the one or more values to one or more threshold conditions, and determine a context of the mobile device based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Arun RAGHUPATHY, Badrinath NAGARAJAN, Guiyuan HAN
  • Patent number: 11726507
    Abstract: A smart-home device may include a temperature sensor, energy-consuming subsystems, and processors programmed to receive a temperature measurement from the temperature sensor for an ambient environment surrounding the temperature sensor; receive inputs from the energy-consuming subsystems that indicate power-consuming activities of the energy-consuming subsystems; providing the inputs from the energy-consuming subsystems to a model that is trained to calculate an effect of the power-consuming activity of the energy-consuming subsystems on the temperature measurement from the temperature sensor; and calculating an estimate of the temperature of the ambient environment by compensating the temperature measurement from the temperature sensor with using the effect of the power-consuming activity of the energy-consuming subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Michael Mitchell, Gwendolyn van der Linden, Ford Rylander, Brian Silverstein, Arun Raghupathy
  • Patent number: 11705936
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining position of a receiver. The positioning system comprises a transmitter network including transmitters that broadcast positioning signals. The positioning system comprises a remote receiver that acquires and tracks the positioning signals and/or satellite signals. The satellite signals are signals of a satellite-based positioning system. A first mode of the remote receiver uses terminal-based positioning in which the remote receiver computes a position using the positioning signals and/or the satellite signals. The positioning system comprises a server coupled to the remote receiver. A second operating mode of the remote receiver comprises network-based positioning in which the server computes a position of the remote receiver from the positioning signals and/or satellite signals, where the remote receiver receives and transfers to the server the positioning signals and/or satellite signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventors: Arun Raghupathy, Ganesh Pattabiraman, Subramanian S. Meiyappan, Hari Sankar
  • Publication number: 20230221203
    Abstract: An alert indicates that a situation conducive to calibrating a barometric pressure sensor of the user device might have occurred. In response, calibration data is collected for calibrating the barometric pressure sensor. The calibration data is used to perform a calibration process and generate a calibration value for the barometric pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Deepak Joseph, Badrinath NAGARAJAN, Arun RAGHUPATHY, Frank Yenshaw
  • Publication number: 20230221144
    Abstract: A method involves identifying multiple calibration values and corresponding calibration confidence values of an initial calibration dataset in which one or more calibration values were derived using an atmospheric pressure measurement from a barometric air pressure sensor of a mobile device. A calibration metric is determined for each calibration value. One or more of the calibration values are filtered out from the initial calibration dataset based on the calibration metric to generate a filtered calibration dataset. A filtered calibration value is determined using the filtered calibration dataset. The barometric air pressure sensor of the mobile device is calibrated using the filtered calibration value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael DORMODY, Guiyuan HAN, Badrinath NAGARAJAN, Arun RAGHUPATHY
  • Patent number: 11680918
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery, a first temperature sensor configured to provide a first temperature value associated with a temperature of the battery, a heat source disposed proximate to the battery and configured to heat the battery, a second temperature sensor configured to provide a second temperature value associated with a temperature of the heat source, and a control board coupled to the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor, wherein the control board is configured to receive the first temperature value and the second temperature value. The control board is configured to compare the first temperature value and the second temperature value to determine a temperature gradient between the battery and the heat source and transmit an alert if the temperature gradient exceeds a first temperature gradient threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Wang, Arun Raghupathy, James Robert Lim, Ihab A. Ali, Chang Hong Ye
  • Patent number: 11680677
    Abstract: This application is directed to a passively-cooled electronic device including a housing, a plurality of electronic assemblies and a plurality of thermally conductive parts. The electronic assemblies are enclosed in the housing and include a first electronic assembly and a second electronic assembly. The first and second electronic assemblies are disposed proximately to each other within the housing, and the second electronic assembly is substantially sensitive to heat, including heat generated by operation of the first electronic assembly. The thermally conductive parts are coupled between the first electronic assembly and the housing, and configured to create a first plurality of heat conduction paths to conduct the heat generated by the first electronic assembly away from the second electronic assembly without using a fan. At least a subset of the thermally conductive parts mechanically supports one or both of the first and second electronic assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Arun Raghupathy, Benjamin Niewood, Cheng-Jung Lee, Adam Scott Kilgore
  • Patent number: 11669170
    Abstract: Determining contexts of mobile devices. Particular embodiments described herein include machines that determine two estimated positions of a mobile device that respectively correspond to first and second locations at first and second times, acquire sets of terrain or structural information for first and second areas that respectively include the first and second estimated positions, use the acquired sets of information and the estimated positions to determine if the mobile device was near or within a structure at the first and second times, determine one or more values that are indicative of vertical movement by the mobile device during a period of time between the first time and the second time, compare the one or more values to one or more threshold conditions, and determine a context of the mobile device based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dormody, Arun Raghupathy, Badrinath Nagarajan, Guiyuan Han