Patents by Inventor Gideon Stein

Gideon Stein 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: 20210264176
    Abstract: Computerized methods are performable by a driver assistance system while the host vehicle is moving. The driver assistance system includes a camera connectible to a processor. First and second image frames are captured from the field of view of the camera. Corresponding image points of the road are tracked from the first image frame to the second image frame. Image motion between the corresponding image points of the road is processed to detect a hazard in the road. The corresponding image points are determined to be of a moving shadow cast on the road to avoid a false positive detection of a hazard in the road or the corresponding image points are determined not to be of a moving shadow cast on the road to verify detection of a hazard in the road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Erez Dagan
  • Patent number: 11087148
    Abstract: Driver assistance systems for detecting a structural barrier extending along a road. The driver assistance system may be mountable in a host vehicle. The camera may capture multiple image frames in the forward field of view of the camera. A processor may process motion of images of the barrier in the image frames. The camera may be a single camera. The motion of the images may be responsive to forward motion of the host vehicle and/or the motion of the images may be responsive to lateral motion of the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Gideon Stein
  • Patent number: 11080538
    Abstract: A system mountable in a vehicle to provide object detection in the vicinity of the vehicle. The system includes a camera operatively attached to a processor. The camera is mounted externally at the rear of the vehicle. The field of view of the camera is substantially in the forward direction of travel of the vehicle along the side of the vehicle. Multiple image frames are captured from the camera. Yaw of the vehicle may be input or the yaw may be computed from the image frames. Respective portions of the image frames are selected responsive to the yaw of the vehicle. The image frames are processed to detect thereby an object in the selected portions of the image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaniv Elimalech, Gideon Stein
  • Patent number: 11062152
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to processing visual data of a road surface that includes a vertical deviation with a lateral slope. In some embodiments, a system determines a path expected to be traversed by at least one wheel of the vehicle on a road surface. In some embodiments, a system determines, using at least two images captured by one or more cameras, a height of the road surface for at least one point along the path to be traversed by the wheel. In some embodiments, a system computes an indication of a lateral slope of the road surface at the at least one point along the path. In some embodiments, a system outputs, on a vehicle interface bus, an indication of the height of the point and an indication of the lateral slope at the at least one point along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Gideon Stein
  • Patent number: 11062155
    Abstract: Detection of three dimensional obstacles using a system mountable in a host vehicle including a camera connectible to a processor. Multiple image frames are captured in the field of view of the camera. In the image frames, an imaged feature is detected of an object in the environment of the vehicle. The image frames are portioned locally around the imaged feature to produce imaged portions of the image frames including the imaged feature. The image frames are processed to compute a depth map locally around the detected imaged feature in the image portions. Responsive to the depth map, it is determined if the object is an obstacle to the motion of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Oded Berberian, Gideon Stein
  • Publication number: 20210176432
    Abstract: Various driver assistance systems mountable in a host vehicle and computerized methods for detecting a vertical deviation of a road surface. The driver assistance system includes a camera operatively connectible to a processor. Multiple consecutive image frames are captured from the camera including a first image of the road and a second image of the road. Based on the host vehicle motion, the second image is warped toward the first image to produce thereby a warped second image. Image points of the road in the first image and corresponding image points of the road in the warped second image are tracked. Optical flow is computed between the warped second image to the first image. The optical flow is compared with an optical flow based on a road surface model to produce a residual optical flow. The vertical deviation is computed from the residual optical flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 11029583
    Abstract: A camera mount for mounting a camera inside a windshield of a vehicle. The camera includes a lens mount and a camera housing. The front tip of the lens mount is constrained to be in close proximity to or constrained to contact the inside of the windshield for different rake angles of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Stein
  • Publication number: 20210118161
    Abstract: System and techniques for vehicle environment modeling with a camera are described herein. A time-ordered sequence of images representative of a road surface may be obtained. An image from this sequence is a current image. A data set may then be provided to an artificial neural network (ANN) to produce a three-dimensional structure of a scene. Here, the data set includes a portion of the sequence of images that includes the current image, motion of the sensor from which the images were obtained, and an epipole. The road surface is then modeled using the three-dimensional structure of the scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Itay Blumenthal, Nadav Shaag, Jeffrey Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10984259
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a first homography, created from two images of a roadway, is decomposed to determine an ego-motion, and the ego-motion is used to adjust a previous estimate of a road plane. The adjusted previous estimate of the road plane is combined with the current estimate of the plane to create a second homography, and the second homography is used to determine residual motion and vertical deviation in the surface of the roadway. In some embodiments, multiple road profiles each corresponding to a common portion of a roadway are adjusted in slope and offset by optimizing a function having a data term, a smoothness term and a regularization term; and the adjusted road profiles are combined into a multi-frame road profile. In some embodiments, road profile information for a predetermined number of data points is transmitted in periodic data bursts, with more than one data point per data burst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Itay Blumenthal, Nadav Shaag, Yaakov Kingsley
  • Publication number: 20210110171
    Abstract: Driver assistance systems for detecting a structural barrier extending along a road. The driver assistance system may be mountable in a host vehicle. The camera may capture multiple image frames in the forward field of view of the camera. A processor may process motion of images of the barrier in the image frames. The camera may be a single camera. The motion of the images may be responsive to forward motion of the host vehicle and/or the motion of the images may be responsive to lateral motion of the host vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Gideon Stein
  • Publication number: 20210104060
    Abstract: A computing device including processor circuitry. The processor circuitry may perform operations comprising obtaining images representative of features within an environment of a host vehicle; identifying, from the images, a target object partially obscured in the environment; obtaining map data corresponding to the environment of the host vehicle, the map data comprising information of the features within the environment; localizing a position of the partially obscured target object within the environment based on comparing the features in the images to the information of the features obtained from the map data; and identifying a predicted trajectory of the partially obscured target object based on the localized position of the partially obscured target object within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventor: Gideon STEIN
  • Patent number: 10967793
    Abstract: A system mounted on a vehicle for detecting an obstruction on a surface of a window of the vehicle, a primary camera is mounted inside the vehicle behind the window. The primary camera is configured to acquire images of the environment through the window. A secondary camera is focused on an external surface of the window, and operates to image the obstruction. A portion of the window, i.e. window region is subtended respectively by the field of view of the primary camera and the field of view of the secondary camera. A processor processes respective sequences of image data from both the primary camera and the secondary camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Ofer Hadassi
  • Patent number: 10956756
    Abstract: Computerized methods are performable by a driver assistance system while the host vehicle is moving. The driver assistance system includes a camera connectible to a processor. First and second image frames are captured from the field of view of the camera. Corresponding image points of the road are tracked from the first image frame to the second image frame. Image motion between the corresponding image points of the road is processed to detect a hazard in the road. The corresponding image points are determined to be of a moving shadow cast on the road to avoid a false positive detection of a hazard in the road or the corresponding image points are determined not to be of a moving shadow cast on the road to verify detection of a hazard in the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileeye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Erez Dagan
  • Publication number: 20210072765
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for navigating an autonomous vehicle. In one implementation, a system includes a processing device programmed to receive a plurality of images representative of an environment of the host vehicle. The environment includes a road on which the host vehicle is traveling. The at least one processing device is further programmed to analyze the images to identify a target vehicle traveling in a lane of the road different from a lane in which the host vehicle is traveling; analyze the images to identify a lane mark associated with the lane in which the target vehicle is traveling; detect lane mark characteristics of the identified lane mark; use the detected lane mark characteristics to determine a type of the identified lane mark; determine a characteristic of the target vehicle; and determine a navigational action for the host vehicle based on the determined lane mark type and the determined characteristic of the target vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Dor Eagelberg, Gideon Stein, Yoav Taieb, Yoram Gdalyahu, Ofer Fridman
  • Publication number: 20210056327
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for vehicle navigation. In one implementation, a system may comprise at least one processor. The processor may be programmed to receive an image associated with the environment of the host vehicle. The processor may analyze the image to identify a side of a parked vehicle; a first structural feature of the parked vehicle in a forward region of the side of the parked vehicle or a second structural feature of the parked vehicle in a rear region of the side of the parked vehicle; and a door feature of the parked vehicle in a vicinity of the first or the second structural features. The processor may then determine, based on a subsequent image, a change of an image characteristic of the door feature of the parked vehicle and alter a navigational path of the host vehicle based on the change of the image characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Barak COHEN, Gideon STEIN
  • Patent number: 10929691
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a first homography, created from two images of a roadway, is decomposed to determine an ego-motion, and the ego-motion is used to adjust a previous estimate of a road plane. The adjusted previous estimate of the road plane is combined with the current estimate of the plane to create a second homography, and the second homography is used to determine residual motion and vertical deviation in the surface of the roadway. In some embodiments, multiple road profiles each corresponding to a common portion of a roadway are adjusted in slope and offset by optimizing a function having a data term, a smoothness term and a regularization term; and the adjusted road profiles are combined into a multi-frame road profile. In some embodiments, road profile information for a predetermined number of data points is transmitted in periodic data bursts, with more than one data point per data burst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Itay Blumenthal, Nadav Shaag, Yaakov Kingsley
  • Patent number: 10908606
    Abstract: A system for autonomously navigating a vehicle along a road segment may include at least one processor. The at least one processor may be programmed to receive from at least one sensor information relating to one or more aspects of the road segment. The processor may also be programmed to determine a local feature of the road segment based on the received information. Further the processor may be programmed to compare the local feature to a predetermined signature feature for the road segment. The processor may be programmed to determine a current location of the vehicle along a predetermined road model trajectory associated with the road segment based on the comparison of the received information and the predetermined signature feature. The processor may also be programmed to determine an autonomous steering action for the vehicle based on a direction of the predetermined road model trajectory at the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Ofer Springer, Andras Ferencz
  • Patent number: 10880471
    Abstract: A system mountable in a motor vehicle. The system includes a camera and a processor configured to receive image data from the camera. The camera includes a rolling shutter configured to capture the image data during a frame period and to scan and to read the image data into multiple image frames. A near infra-red illuminator may be configured to provide a near infra-red illumination cone in the field of view of the camera. The near infra-red illumination oscillates with an illumination period. A synchronization mechanism may be configured to synchronize the illumination period to the frame period of the rolling shutter. The frame period may be selected so that the synchronization mechanism provides a spatial profile of the near infra-red illumination cone which may be substantially aligned vertically to a specific region, e.g. near the center of the image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Efim Belman
  • Publication number: 20200401822
    Abstract: Detection of three dimensional obstacles using a system mountable in a host vehicle including a camera connectible to a processor. Multiple image frames are captured in the field of view of the camera. In the image frames, an imaged feature is detected of an object in the environment of the vehicle. The image frames are portioned locally around the imaged feature to produce imaged portions of the image frames including the imaged feature. The image frames are processed to compute a depth map locally around the detected imaged feature in the image portions. Responsive to the depth map, it is determined if the object is an obstacle to the motion of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Oded BERBERIAN, Gideon STEIN
  • Patent number: 10872433
    Abstract: System and techniques for vehicle environment modeling with a camera are described herein. A time-ordered sequence of images representative of a road surface may be obtained. An image from this sequence is a current image. A data set may then be provided to an artificial neural network (ANN) to produce a three-dimensional structure of a scene. Here, the data set includes a portion of the sequence of images that includes the current image, motion of the sensor from which the images were obtained, and an epipole. The road surface is then modeled using the three-dimensional structure of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Itay Blumenthal, Nadav Shaag, Jeffrey Moskowitz