Patents by Inventor David S. Trager

David S. Trager 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: 20190271776
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In a method for operating the radar system, at least one of one or more transmitters are configured to transmit modulated continuous-wave radio signals, while at least one of one or more receivers are configured to receive radio signals. The received radio signals include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the one or more transmitters and reflected from objects in the environment. The method further includes selectively modifying an operational parameter of at least one of the transmitters or at least one of the receivers. The selected operational parameter is modified to meet changing operational requirements of the radar sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 10261179
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In one mode, the radar operates as a single-input, multiple output (SIMO) radar system utilizing one transmitted signal from one antenna at a time. Codes with known excellent autocorrelation properties are utilized in this mode. At each receiver the response after correlating with various possible transmitted signals is measured in order to estimate the interference that each transmitter will represent at each receiver. The estimated effect of the interference from one transmitter to a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a multi-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the nonideal cross-correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20190094353
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements. The system also adapts to changing environmental conditions including interfering radio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 10145954
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 10142133
    Abstract: A radar system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an interference mitigator. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives radio signals. The received radio signals include transmitted radio signals reflected from objects. The receiver also processes the received radio signals to produce a sample stream. The interference mitigator successively (i) generates respective signals corresponding to the transmitted radio signals that are reflected from each of a plurality of objects, and (ii) adds the respective signals to the sample stream to form a modified sample stream. The addition of the respective signals removes interference from the sample stream due to the transmitted radio signals reflected from the plurality of objects. The receiver is configured to use the modified sample stream to detect a first object at a first range which is more distant than respective ranges of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Aria Eshraghi, David S. Trager, Murtaza Ali, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20180252809
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In one mode, the radar operates as a single-input, multiple output (SIMO) radar system utilizing one transmitted signal from one antenna at a time. Codes with known excellent autocorrelation properties are utilized in this mode. At each receiver the response after correlating with various possible transmitted signals is measured in order to estimate the interference that each transmitter will represent at each receiver. The estimated effect of the interference from one transmitter to a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a multi-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the nonideal cross-correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20180100918
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on one or more of a selected range resolution, a selected velocity resolution, and a selected angle of arrival resolution, as defined by memory requirements and processing requirements. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the memory requirements and processing requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Publication number: 20180048493
    Abstract: A radar system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an interference mitigator. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives radio signals. The received radio signals include transmitted radio signals reflected from objects. The receiver also processes the received radio signals to produce a sample stream. The interference mitigator successively (i) generates respective signals corresponding to the transmitted radio signals that are reflected from each of a plurality of objects, and (ii) adds the respective signals to the sample stream to form a modified sample stream. The addition of the respective signals removes interference from the sample stream due to the transmitted radio signals reflected from the plurality of objects. The receiver is configured to use the modified sample stream to detect a first object at a first range which is more distant than respective ranges of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Aria Eshraghi, David S. Trager, Murtaza Ali, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Patent number: 9846228
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on the environment, the current information stored in the radar system, and/or external information provided to the radar system. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the desired objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: UHNDER, INC.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 9806914
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an interference mitigation processor. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives radio signals. The received radio signals include reflected radio signals that are each transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment. The receiver also down-converts and digitizes the received radio signals to produce a baseband sampled stream. The interference mitigation processor produces a second received radio signal that includes reflected radio signals that are transmitted radio signals reflected from a first object. The interference mitigation processor uses the second received radio signal to remove selected samples from the baseband sampled stream that are attributed to radio signals reflected from the first object to produce a modified baseband sampled stream. The receiver uses the modified baseband sampled stream to detect a second object more distant than the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: UHNDER, INC.
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Aria Eshraghi, David S. Trager, Murtaza Ali, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20170310507
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, and an interference mitigation processor. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives radio signals. The received radio signals include reflected radio signals that are each transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment. The receiver also down-converts and digitizes the received radio signals to produce a baseband sampled stream. The interference mitigation processor produces a second received radio signal that includes reflected radio signals that are transmitted radio signals reflected from a first object. The interference mitigation processor uses the second received radio signal to remove selected samples from the baseband sampled stream that are attributed to radio signals reflected from the first object to produce a modified baseband sampled stream. The receiver uses the modified baseband sampled stream to detect a second object more distant than the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Aria Eshraghi, David S. Trager, Murtaza Ali, Raghunath K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20170293025
    Abstract: A radar system processes signals in a flexible, adaptive manner to determine range, Doppler (velocity) and angle of objects in an environment. The radar system processes the received signal to achieve different objectives depending on the environment, the current information stored in the radar system, and/or external information provided to the radar system. The system allows improved resolution of range, Doppler and/or angle depending on the desired objective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 9252891
    Abstract: Die-to-die communication links for receiver integrated circuit dies within multi-die systems and related methods are disclosed for radio frequency (RF) receivers. The disclosed embodiments provide die-to-die communication links that allow for direct communication of operating parameters between receiver integrated circuit dies and other integrated circuit dies within a multi-die system so that the operation of receive path circuitry can be adjusted without requiring intervention from an external host processor integrated circuit. A variety of operating parameter information can be communicated through the die-to-die communication links so that the integrated circuit dies can quickly adjust to changing signal conditions without requiring intervention by the external host processor integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Youngblood, Guner Arslan, J. A. Bolton, Trenton J. Grale, Vitor Pereira, Jeffrey A. Tindle, David S. Trager, Yan Zhou
  • Patent number: 9219512
    Abstract: In one form, an integrated receiver includes a tracking bandpass filter, a tunable lowpass filter, and a mixer formed on a single integrated circuit chip. The tracking bandpass filter has an input for receiving a radio frequency (RF) input signal, and an output, and comprises a variable capacitor having a capacitance that varies in response to a bandpass frequency control signal, in parallel with an integrated inductor. The integrated inductor comprises a plurality of windings formed in a plurality of metal layers. The tunable lowpass filter has an input coupled to the output of the tracking bandpass filter, and an output and having a tuning input for receiving a cutoff frequency signal. The mixer has a signal input coupled to the output of the tunable lowpass filter, a local oscillator input for receiving a local oscillator signal, and a signal output for providing a converted RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SILICON LABORATORIES INC.
    Inventors: Ramin Khoini-Poorfard, Alessandro Piovaccari, Aslamali A. Rafi, Mustafa H. Koroglu, David S. Trager, Abdulkerim L. Coban
  • Publication number: 20150147992
    Abstract: In one form, an integrated receiver includes a tracking bandpass filter, a tunable lowpass filter, and a mixer formed on a single integrated circuit chip. The tracking bandpass filter has an input for receiving a radio frequency (RF) input signal, and an output, and comprises a variable capacitor having a capacitance that varies in response to a bandpass frequency control signal, in parallel with an integrated inductor. The integrated inductor comprises a plurality of windings formed in a plurality of metal layers. The tunable lowpass filter has an input coupled to the output of the tracking bandpass filter, and an output and having a tuning input for receiving a cutoff frequency signal. The mixer has a signal input coupled to the output of the tunable lowpass filter, a local oscillator input for receiving a local oscillator signal, and a signal output for providing a converted RF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SILICON LABORATORIES INC.
    Inventors: Ramin Khoini-Poorfard, Alessandro Piovaccari, Aslamali A. Rafi, Mustafa H. Koroglu, David S. Trager, Abdulkerim L. Coban
  • Patent number: 9041452
    Abstract: A circuit includes a power supply terminal and a clock parsing circuit configured to produce multiple clock signals having a common clock period and different phases. The circuit further includes a plurality of digital circuits coupled to the clock parsing circuit and the power supply terminal. Each digital circuit includes an input to receive data and logic to process the data. Each digital circuit is responsive to a phase associated with a respective clock signal of the multiple clock signals to draw current from the regulated power supply terminal to process the data to produce a data output. Additionally, the circuit includes an output timing management circuit coupled to each of the plurality of digital circuits and configured to control data outputs of each of plurality of digital circuits to prevent timing violations at one or more destination circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert May, David S. Trager
  • Publication number: 20150126128
    Abstract: Die-to-die communication links for receiver integrated circuit dies within multi-die systems and related methods are disclosed for radio frequency (RF) receivers. The disclosed embodiments provide die-to-die communication links that allow for direct communication of operating parameters between receiver integrated circuit dies and other integrated circuit dies within a multi-die system so that the operation of receive path circuitry can be adjusted without requiring intervention from an external host processor integrated circuit. A variety of operating parameter information can be communicated through the die-to-die communication links so that the integrated circuit dies can quickly adjust to changing signal conditions without requiring intervention by the external host processor integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: John B. Youngblood, Guner Arslan, J.A. Bolton, Trenton J. Grale, Vitor Pereira, Jeffrey A. Tindle, David S. Trager, Yan Zhou
  • Patent number: 8983419
    Abstract: An integrated receiver includes a first signal processing path, a second signal processing path, and a controller. The first signal processing path has an input and an output for providing a first processed signal, and comprises a first tracking bandpass filter having a first integrated inductor formed with windings in a first number of metal layers of the integrated receiver. The second signal processing path has an input and an output for providing a second processed signal, and comprises a second tracking bandpass filter having a second integrated inductor formed with windings in a second number of metal layers of the integrated receiver. The second number of windings is lower than the first number. The controller enables one of the first and second signal processing paths corresponding to a selected channel of a radio frequency (RF) input signal to provide an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Khoini-Poorfard, Alessandro Piovaccari, Aslamali A. Rafi, Mustafa H. Koroglu, David S. Trager, Abdulkerim L. Coban
  • Patent number: 8848110
    Abstract: A receiver circuit includes an analog front-end and a digital processing unit. The analog front-end includes an input for receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal, a first control input for receiving a gain adjustment signal, a second control input for receiving a timing signal, and a signal output for providing a digital intermediate frequency (IF) signal. The analog front-end updates gains of a plurality of gain stages according to the gain adjustment signal and in synchronism with the timing signal. The digital processing unit is configured to produce at least one output signal derived from the digital IF signal. The digital processing unit includes a timing recovery circuit configured to generate the timing signal based on the digital IF signal to control timing of the updating gains of each of the plurality of adjustable gain stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Khoini-Poorfard, Alan F. Hendrickson, Alessandro Piovaccari, David S. Trager, Aslamali A. Rafi, Abdulkerim L. Coban, David Le Goff
  • Publication number: 20140176806
    Abstract: An integrated receiver includes a first signal processing path, a second signal processing path, and a controller. The first signal processing path has an input and an output for providing a first processed signal, and comprises a first tracking bandpass filter having a first integrated inductor formed with windings in a first number of metal layers of the integrated receiver. The second signal processing path has an input and an output for providing a second processed signal, and comprises a second tracking bandpass filter having a second integrated inductor formed with windings in a second number of metal layers of the integrated receiver. The second number of windings is lower than the first number. The controller enables one of the first and second signal processing paths corresponding to a selected channel of a radio frequency (RF) input signal to provide an output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SILICON LABORATORIES INC.
    Inventors: Ramin Khoini-Poorfard, Alessandro Piovaccari, Aslamali A. Rafi, Mustafa H. Koroglu, David S. Trager, Abdulkerim L. Coban