Patents by Inventor David Elooz

David Elooz 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: 20220276345
    Abstract: A LIDAR system has a laser emission unit configured to generate a plurality of laser beams. The LIDAR system also has an optical system configured to transmit the plurality of laser beams from the laser emission unit to a common scanning unit. The common scanning unit is configured to project the plurality of laser beams toward a field of view of the LIDAR system to simultaneously scan the field of view along a plurality of scan lines traversing the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ronen ESHEL, Omer KEILAF, David ELOOZ, Lior ATIAS, Harel Yosef SHFARAM, Nir GOREN, Idan BAKISH, Yuval YIFAT, Itay TEHORI, Roi MAUTNER, Yair ALPERN
  • Publication number: 20220171026
    Abstract: A replaceable antireflective sticker may include a substrate having a thickness less than 5 mm. The replaceable antireflective sticker may also include an antireflective coating on one side of the substrate. The antireflective sticker may further include a coupling surface for detachably coupling the antireflective sticker to a window of a LIDAR system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Idan BAKISH, David ELOOZ, Roi MAUTNER, Matityahu SHANI
  • 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: 20200393545
    Abstract: A LIDAR system including a MEMS scanning device is disclosed. The LIDAR system includes a light source, a light deflector, a sensor, and a processor. The light deflector deflects light from the light source or light received from an environment outside a vehicle in which the LIDAR system is installed. The sensor detects the light received from the light source or the environment. The processor determines a distance of one or more objects in the environment from the vehicle based on the signals from the sensor. The light deflector includes one or more actuators, which include one or more actuating arms. Connectors connect the actuating arms to an MEMS mirror or other deflector. The actuating arms move when subjected to an electrical field in the form of a voltage or current. Movement of the actuating arms causes movement of the MEMS mirror or deflector causing it to deflect light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Matityahu SHANI, David ELOOZ, Idan BAKISH, Michael GIRGEL, Moshe MEDINA, Sasan SOURANI, Yair ALPERN, Smadar David RALY
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200292679
    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: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: NIR OSIROFF, Matityahu SHANI, David ELOOZ, Smadar DAVID RALY
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10310088
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for use with a roadway vehicle traveling on a highway may include at least one processor configured to control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux of light from at least one light source to vary over a scanning cycle of a field of view. The processor may also be configured to control at least one deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source in order to scan the field of view. The processor may also be configured to coordinate the control of the at least one light source with the control of the at least one light deflector such that during scanning of the field of view that encompasses a central region, a right peripheral region, and a left peripheral region, more light is directed to the central region than to the peripheral regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: David Elooz, Amit Steinberg, Nir Osiroff, Oren Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 10281582
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over scans of a field of view using light from the at least one light source; control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source; receive from at least one sensor, reflections signals indicative of light reflected from objects in the field of view; determine, based on the reflections signals of an initial light emission, whether an object is located in an immediate area of the LIDAR system and within a threshold distance from the at least one light deflector, and when no object is detected in the immediate area, control the at least one light source such that an additional light emission is projected toward the immediate area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: David Elooz, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman
  • Patent number: 10241208
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux of light from at least one light source to vary over a scanning cycle of a field of view; receive from at least one sensor reflections signals indicative of light reflected from objects in the field of view; coordinate light flux and scanning in a manner to cause at least three sectors of the field of view to occur in a scanning cycle, a first sector having a first light flux and an associated first detection range, a second sector having a second light flux and an associated second detection range, and a third sector having third light flux and an associated a third detection range; and detect an object in the second sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Osiroff, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel
  • Patent number: 10222477
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: access an optical budget stored in memory, the optical budget being associated with at least one light source and defining an amount of light that is emittable in a predetermined time period by the at least one light source; receive information indicative of a platform condition for the LIDAR system; based on the received information, dynamically apportion the optical budget to a field of view of the LIDAR system based on at least two of: scanning rates, scanning patterns, scanning angles, spatial light distribution, and temporal light distribution; and output signals for controlling the at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over scanning of the field of view in accordance with the dynamically apportioned optical budget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, Nir Osiroff, Oded Yeruhami, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman
  • Patent number: 10191156
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light intensity to vary over a scan of a field of view using light from the at least one light source; control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source; obtain an identification of at least one distinct region of interest in the field of view; and increase light allocation to the at least one distinct region of interest relative to other regions, such that following a first scanning cycle, light intensity in at least one subsequent second scanning cycle at locations associated with the at least one distinct region of interest is higher than light intensity in the first scanning cycle at the locations associated with the at least one distinct region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Amit Steinberg, Pavel Berman, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Hanoch Kremer, Julian Vlaiko, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel
  • Patent number: 10031214
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over a scan of a field of view using light from the at least one light source; control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source; use first detected reflections associated with a scan of a first portion of the field of view to determine an existence of a first object in the first portion at a first distance; determine an absence of objects in a second portion of the field of view at the first distance; alter a light source parameter; and use second detected reflections in the second portion of the field of view to determine an existence of a second object at a second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd
    Inventors: Oren Rosenzweig, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila
  • Patent number: 10031232
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over a scan of a field of view; control projection of at least a first light emission directed toward a first portion of the field of view to determine an absence of objects in the first portion of the field of view at a first distance; when an absence of objects is determined in the first portion of the field of view, control projection of at least a second light emission directed toward the first portion of the field of view; and control projection of at least a third light emission directed toward the first portion of the field of view to determine an existence of an object in the first portion of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Zohar, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel
  • Publication number: 20180143305
    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: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: 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