Patents by Inventor Arye Lerner

Arye Lerner 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: 11300655
    Abstract: Method and systems for object detection using a radar module are disclosed. Frames of range and doppler data are received from a radar module at sample time intervals. Doppler zero slice data is extracted from a current frame of the range and doppler data. A prediction of doppler zero slice data is maintained. The prediction of doppler zero slice data is based at least partly on doppler zero slice data from a previous frame of range and doppler data. Standard deviation data is determined based at least partly on prediction error data. The prediction error data relates to a difference between the prediction of doppler zero slice data and the doppler zero slice data. An object detection output is determined based on a comparison of the standard deviation data and an object detection threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yonattan Menaker, Arye Lerner, Moshe Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11181617
    Abstract: A radar sensor includes: a transmitter configured to transmit radar via a transmit antenna; a receiver configured to receive signals reflected back to the radar sensor via a receive antenna; a profile module configured to generate an energy profile including a plurality of points for a plurality of distances from the radar sensor, respectively, each of the points including an energy of the signals reflected back to the radar sensor for that one of the plurality of distances; a minimums module configured to identify ones of the plurality of points having local minimums of energy; and a curve module configured to, based on the plurality of points having local minimums of energy, generate an equation representative of a curve fit to the plurality of points having local minimums of energy, the equation relating distance from the radar sensor to baseline energy of the signals reflected back to the radar sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Eyal Rittberg, Arye Lerner
  • Publication number: 20210072345
    Abstract: Method and systems for object detection using a radar module are disclosed. Frames of range and doppler data are received from a radar module at sample time intervals. Doppler zero slice data is extracted from a current frame of the range and doppler data. A prediction of doppler zero slice data is maintained. The prediction of doppler zero slice data is based at least partly on doppler zero slice data from a previous frame of range and doppler data. Standard deviation data is determined based at least partly on prediction error data. The prediction error data relates to a difference between the prediction of doppler zero slice data and the doppler zero slice data. An object detection output is determined based on a comparison of the standard deviation data and an object detection threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yonattan Menaker, Arye Lerner, Moshe Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20200386858
    Abstract: A radar sensor includes: a transmitter configured to transmit radar via a transmit antenna; a receiver configured to receive signals reflected back to the radar sensor via a receive antenna; a profile module configured to generate an energy profile including a plurality of points for a plurality of distances from the radar sensor, respectively, each of the points including an energy of the signals reflected back to the radar sensor for that one of the plurality of distances; a minimums module configured to identify ones of the plurality of points having local minimums of energy; and a curve module configured to, based on the plurality of points having local minimums of energy, generate an equation representative of a curve fit to the plurality of points having local minimums of energy, the equation relating distance from the radar sensor to baseline energy of the signals reflected back to the radar sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Eyal RITTBERG, Arye Lerner
  • Patent number: 10262188
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for detecting a spoof finger are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor comprises an ultrasonic transmitter configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to a finger, an ultrasonic sensor array configured to receive a reflected ultrasonic wave from the finger, and a controller configured to determine a reflected acoustic energy of the finger based on a difference between average amplitudes of the reflected ultrasonic wave from ridges and valleys of the finger; and determine whether the finger is a spoof based at least in part on the reflected acoustic energy of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Meir Agassy, Boaz Castro, Arye Lerner, Gal Rotem, Liran Galili, Nathan Altman
  • Patent number: 10261804
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of a gradual power wake-up mechanism are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of activating a device based on detection of a fingerprint image may include monitoring a first metric level of a first set of regions of the fingerprint image, determining a second metric level of a second set of regions of the fingerprint image in response to the first metric level exceeding a first threshold, and activating the device based on the second metric level of the second set of regions of the fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yizhaq Abudi, Meir Agassy, Arye Lerner, Nathan Altman, Sandeep D'Souza
  • Publication number: 20180373393
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for detecting touch motion with ultrasonic sensors are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of detecting a touch motion with an ultrasonic sensor in an imaging apparatus may include sensing a series of scanned ultrasonic images of the touch motion, removing common components in the series of scanned ultrasonic images, determining correlations among the series of scanned ultrasonic images, and determining the touch motion based on the correlations among the series of scanned ultrasonic images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Arye Lerner, Lior Maor, Gal Rotem, Meir Agassy
  • Patent number: 9897682
    Abstract: A synchronization system for an acoustic signal-based positioning system is provided that generates a magnetic field as a synchronization signal. The magnetic synchronization signal is transmitted by a transmitter of the positioning system and received by the receiver of the positioning system. The receiver may include a magnetic synchronization signal receiver that may receive the magnetic synchronization signal on a same acoustic channel as an acoustic positioning signal. Moreover, the magnetic synchronization signal receiver may be a component already present in the receiver and capable of receiving a magnetic synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan Altman, Noam Z. Kedem, Vadim Winebrand, Gal Rotem, Meir Agassy, Arye Lerner
  • Publication number: 20170231534
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for detecting a spoof finger are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor comprises an ultrasonic transmitter configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to a finger, an ultrasonic sensor array configured to receive a reflected ultrasonic wave from the finger, and a controller configured to determine a reflected acoustic energy of the finger based on a difference between average amplitudes of the reflected ultrasonic wave from ridges and valleys of the finger; and determine whether the finger is a spoof based at least in part on the reflected acoustic energy of the finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Meir Agassy, Boaz Castro, Arye Lerner, Gal Rotem, Liran Galili, Nathan Altman
  • Publication number: 20170075700
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of a gradual power wake-up mechanism are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of activating a device based on detection of a fingerprint image may include monitoring a first metric level of a first set of regions of the fingerprint image, determining a second metric level of a second set of regions of the fingerprint image in response to the first metric level exceeding a first threshold, and activating the device based on the second metric level of the second set of regions of the fingerprint image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yizhaq Abudi, Meir Agassy, Arye Lerner, Nathan Altman, Sandeep D'Souza
  • Publication number: 20140293748
    Abstract: A synchronization system for an acoustic signal-based positioning system is provided that generates a magnetic field as a synchronization signal. The magnetic synchronization signal is transmitted by a transmitter of the positioning system and received by the receiver of the positioning system. The receiver may include a magnetic synchronization signal receiver that may receive the magnetic synchronization signal on a same acoustic channel as an acoustic positioning signal. Moreover, the magnetic synchronization signal receiver may be a component already present in the receiver and capable of receiving a magnetic synchronization signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan Altman, Noam Z. Kedem, Vadim Winebrand, Gal Rotem, Meir Agassy, Arye Lerner