Patents by Inventor Eran Ofek

Eran Ofek 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: 10776653
    Abstract: A System and a method for processing at least two M-dimensional data-measurements (DMs) of a physical-property for detecting one or more new-objects and/or a transition of one or more known-objects, in complex constant-background DMs, using at least one processor and at least one memory element, the method comprising: generating a filtered-new-DM by match-filtering a new-DM, respective to impulse response of a reference-DM; generating a filtered-reference-DM by match-filtering the reference-DM, respective to impulse response of the new-DM; generating an M-dimensional object-indicator (OI) by subtracting the filtered-reference-DM from the filtered-new-DM, or vice versa; and generating an M-dimensional data score (DS) from the M-dimensional OI, where each of the scores is a probe for existence of an object at a specific M-dimensional location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Avishay Gal-Yam, Barak Zackay, Eran Ofek
  • Publication number: 20200204066
    Abstract: A power converter and a method of operation thereof is disclosed including an input, an output, a sensor unit, a switched power converter, and a processor module. The power converter may convert an input power into an output power. The power converter may sense real-time measurements of the input power and the output power to determine a real-time calculated efficiency. The power converter may chop the input power into sized and positioned portions of the input power based on a plurality of determined operating parameters. The power converter may determine the operating parameters based on the real-time calculated efficiency and on a plurality of other operating factors/conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Publication number: 20200005407
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for optimizing self-power consumption. The device may sense one or more operating conditions of the device. The device may further select one or more operating parameters associated with at least one of the one or more operating conditions. The device may also estimate a power consumption associated with executing an algorithm to generate at least one updated value for at least one of the one or more operating parameters as well as estimate a power savings associated with operating using the updated value. The device may compare the estimated power consumption to the estimated power savings and determine whether to execute the algorithm based on the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 10491108
    Abstract: A power converter and a method of operation thereof is disclosed including an input, an output, a sensor unit, a switched power converter, and a processor module. The power converter may convert an input power into an output power. The power converter may sense real-time measurements of the input power and the output power to determine a real-time calculated efficiency. The power converter may chop the input power into sized and positioned portions of the input power based on a plurality of determined operating parameters. The power converter may determine the operating parameters based on the real-time calculated efficiency and on a plurality of other operating factors/conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 10417721
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for optimizing self-power consumption. The device may sense one or more operating conditions of the device. The device may further select one or more operating parameters associated with at least one of the one or more operating conditions. The device may also estimate a power consumption associated with executing an algorithm to generate at least one updated value for at least one of the one or more operating parameters as well as estimate a power savings associated with operating using the updated value. The device may compare the estimated power consumption to the estimated power savings and determine whether to execute the algorithm based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Publication number: 20190181748
    Abstract: A power converter and a method of operation thereof is disclosed including an input, an output, a sensor unit, a switched power converter, and a processor module. The power converter may convert an input power into an output power. The power converter may sense real-time measurements of the input power and the output power to determine a real-time calculated efficiency. The power converter may chop the input power into sized and positioned portions of the input power based on a plurality of determined operating parameters. The power converter may determine the operating parameters based on the real-time calculated efficiency and on a plurality of other operating factors/conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 10122263
    Abstract: A power converter and a method of operation thereof is disclosed including an input, an output, a sensor unit, a switched power converter, and a processor module. The power converter may convert an input power into an output power. The power converter may sense real-time measurements of the input power and the output power to determine a real-time calculated efficiency. The power converter may chop the input power into sized and positioned portions of the input power based on a plurality of determined operating parameters. The power converter may determine the operating parameters based on the real-time calculated efficiency and on a plurality of other operating factors/conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Publication number: 20180316179
    Abstract: An interrupter device for controlling provision of grid power to its output terminals is adapted to sense, using low voltage, electrical parameters measurable between its output terminals and connect or avoiding connection of AC power to the output terminals based on the sensed parameters. The interrupter device is adapted to identify if any load is connected to the output terminals, whether that load is a living tissue, whether the load may pose too-high load or has ground-fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: EZ POWER LOINE LTD
    Inventor: Eran OFEK
  • Patent number: 10068022
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for identifying topical entities. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a plurality of entities that are associated with a first resource; for one or more of the identified entities, receiving search results for a search query derived from the entity; determining that search results for a search query including a particular entity include a specific type of search results; and determining that the particular entity is a topical entity of the first resource based at least in part on the particular entity appearing in a title or a resource locator of the first resource, wherein the topical entity of the first resource represents a predominant topic of the first resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Haran Pilpel, Tomer Shmiel, Eran Ofek, Eldad Barkai, Ziv Bar-Yossef
  • Publication number: 20180232596
    Abstract: A System and a method for processing at least two M-dimensional data-measurements (DMs) of a physical-property for detecting one or more new-objects and/or a transition of one or more known-objects, in complex constant-background DMs, using at least one processor and at least one memory element, the method comprising: generating a filtered-new-DM by match-filtering a new-DM, respective to impulse response of a reference-DM; generating a filtered-reference-DM by match-filtering the reference-DM, respective to impulse response of the new-DM; generating an M-dimensional object-indicator (OI) by subtracting the filtered-reference-DM from the filtered-new-DM, or vice versa; and generating an M-dimensional data score (DS) from the M-dimensional OI, where each of the scores is a probe for existence of an object at a specific M-dimensional location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: YADA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Avishay GAL-YAM, Barak ZACKAY, Eran OFEK
  • Patent number: 9998198
    Abstract: A method for detecting a dispersed pulse in a received signal that has been dispersed by a dispersive medium includes obtaining an input array of cells, each indicating an intensity of a frequency component of the signal at a representative time. A fast dispersion measure transform (FDMT) is applied to concurrently sum the cells of the input array that lie along different dispersion curves, each curve defined by a known non-linear functional form and being uniquely characterized by a time coordinate and by a value of the dispersion measure. Application of FDMT includes initially generating a plurality of sub-arrays, each representing a frequency sub-band and iteratively combining pairs of adjacent sub-arrays in accordance with an addition rule until all of the initially generated plurality of sub-arrays are combined into an output array of the sums, in which a cell of the output array that is indicative of a transmitted pulse is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Avishay Gal-Yam, Barak Zackay, Eran Ofek
  • Publication number: 20170338736
    Abstract: A power converter and a method of operation thereof is disclosed including an input, an output, a sensor unit, a switched power converter, and a processor module. The power converter may convert an input power into an output power. The power converter may sense real-time measurements of the input power and the output power to determine a real-time calculated efficiency. The power converter may chop the input power into sized and positioned portions of the input power based on a plurality of determined operating parameters. The power converter may determine the operating parameters based on the real-time calculated efficiency and on a plurality of other operating factors/conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Publication number: 20170316521
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for optimizing self-power consumption. The device may sense one or more operating conditions of the device. The device may further select one or more operating parameters associated with at least one of the one or more operating conditions. The device may also estimate a power consumption associated with executing an algorithm to generate at least one updated value for at least one of the one or more operating parameters as well as estimate a power savings associated with operating using the updated value. The device may compare the estimated power consumption to the estimated power savings and determine whether to execute the algorithm based on the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Strategic Patent Management, LLC
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 9729082
    Abstract: A power converter and a method of operation thereof is disclosed including an input, an output, a sensor unit, a switched power converter, and a processor module. The power converter may convert an input power into an output power. The power converter may sense real-time measurements of the input power and the output power to determine a real-time calculated efficiency. The power converter may chop the input power into sized and positioned portions of the input power based on a plurality of determined operating parameters. The power converter may determine the operating parameters based on the real-time calculated efficiency and on a plurality of other operating factors/conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: STRATEGIC PATENT MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 9710863
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for optimizing self-power consumption. The device may sense one or more operating conditions of the device. The device may further select one or more operating parameters associated with at least one of the one or more operating conditions. The device may also estimate a power consumption associated with executing an algorithm to generate at least one updated value for at least one of the one or more operating parameters as well as estimate a power savings associated with operating using the updated value. The device may compare the estimated power consumption to the estimated power savings and determine whether to execute the algorithm based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: STRATEGIC PATENT MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Publication number: 20170141835
    Abstract: A method for detecting a dispersed pulse in a received signal that has been dispersed by a dispersive medium includes obtaining an input army of cells, each indicating an intensity of a frequency component of the signal at a representative time. A fast dispersion measure transform (FDMT) is applied to concurrently sum the cells of the input array that lie along different dispersion curves, each curve defined by a known non-linear functional form and being uniquely characterized by a time coordinate and by a value of the dispersion measure. Application of FDMT includes initially generating a plurality of sub-arrays, each representing a frequency sub-band and iteratively combining pairs of adjacent sub-arrays in accordance with an addition rule until all of the initially generated plurality of sub-arrays are combined into an output army of the sums, in which a cell of the output array that is indicative of a transmitted pulse is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Avishay Gal-Yam, Barak Zackay, Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 9607087
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing answer boxes based on query results. One of the methods includes receiving seed queries for an answer box; analyzing query log information, wherein analyzing query log information comprises identifying query results that have been provided in response to the seed queries; identifying one or more of the query results as answer box indicators based on the analyses of the query log information, wherein the answer box indicators are indicators for the answer box; and storing data identifying the one or more query results as answer box indicators for the answer box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Ofek, Benedict A. Gomes, Tal Cohen, Anna Bendersky, Asaph Arnon, Nitsan Oz, Oren Naim, Amitabh K. Singhal, Zvi Ben-Haim, Ziv Bar-Yossef, Matan Kalman, Gil Simha Briskin
  • Publication number: 20160026727
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating additional content. In one aspect, a method includes identifying one or more central entities, wherein each central entity represents a topic of a first resource being presented in a user interface; generating one or more search queries, each of the one or more search queries being derived from one or more of the central entities; obtaining search results for the one or more search queries from a search engine; selecting resources relevant to the first resource from resources referenced by the obtained search results; generating additional content for presentation in a user interface element of the user interface based on the selected resources; and categorizing the generated additional content into a plurality of categories, wherein each category of additional content is displayed in a separate portion of the user interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ziv Bar-Yossef, David Kadouch, Michal Levin, Tomer Shmiel, Tal Cohen, David Oren, Adi Mano, Philip A. McDonnell, Eran Ofek, Haran Pilpel, Asaf Cidon, Yossi Matias, Marissa Ann Mayer
  • Publication number: 20150362737
    Abstract: An imaging method and system are provided, being particularly useful for imaging a relatively wide field of regard on a relatively small detection surface with high spatial resolution. The method comprises: creating a segmented image of a field of regard in an effective object plane, said image being formed by an array of N image parts of the field of regard; and projecting a selected number M?1 of patterns of structured light onto a detection surface, which is located in a plane conjugate to the effective object plane and has geometry and size substantially of the image part, each of the M patterns being formed by selected K light components of said N image parts concurrently projected onto the entire detection surface forming a superposition of the K image parts, thereby enabling reconstruction of the image of the field of regard from detected number M of patterns of the structured light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Barak ZACKAY, Avishay GAL-YAM, Eran OFEK, Sagi BEN AMI
  • Publication number: 20150357932
    Abstract: A power converter and a method of operation thereof is disclosed including an input, an output, a sensor unit, a switched power converter, and a processor module. The power converter may convert an input power into an output power. The power converter may sense real-time measurements of the input power and the output power to determine a real-time calculated efficiency. The power converter may chop the input power into sized and positioned portions of the input power based on a plurality of determined operating parameters. The power converter may determine the operating parameters based on the real-time calculated efficiency and on a plurality of other operating factors/conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: STRATEGIC PATENT MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Eran Ofek