Patents by Inventor Guy Zohar

Guy Zohar 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: 10317534
    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, the field of view including a first portion and a second portion; receive on a pixel-by-pixel basis, signals from at least one sensor; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the first portion of the field of view; alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the first portion of the field of view; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the second portion of the field of view; and alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the second portion of the field of view based on the estimation of noise in the second portion of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronen Eshel, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Yair Antman
  • 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: 10241207
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for use in a vehicle may include at least one processor configured to control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux of at least one light source to vary over scans of a field of view. The processor may also be configured to control at least one light 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 receive input indicative of a current driving environment of the vehicle, and based on the current driving environment, coordinate the control of the at least one light source with the control of the at least one light deflector to dynamically adjust an instantaneous detection distance by varying an amount of light projected and a spatial light distribution of light across the scan of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Rosenzweig, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila
  • 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: 20180143302
    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: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Nir Osiroff, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, 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
  • Publication number: 20180143304
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for use in a vehicle may include at least one processor configured to control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux of at least one light source to vary over scans of a field of view. The processor may also be configured to control at least one light 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 receive input indicative of a current driving environment of the vehicle, and based on the current driving environment, coordinate the control of the at least one light source with the control of the at least one light deflector to dynamically adjust an instantaneous detection distance by varying an amount of light projected and a spatial light distribution of light across the scan of the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Rosenzweig, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila
  • Publication number: 20180143324
    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: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20180136337
    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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Zohar, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel
  • Publication number: 20180136331
    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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Rosenzweig, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila
  • Publication number: 20180120424
    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, the field of view including a first portion and a second portion; receive on a pixel-by-pixel basis, signals from at least one sensor; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the first portion of the field of view; alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the first portion of the field of view; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the second portion of the field of view; and alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the second portion of the field of view based on the estimation of noise in the second portion of the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronen Eshel, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Yair Antman
  • Publication number: 20180120441
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: David Elooz, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman
  • Publication number: 20180113200
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20180113216
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scanning device including: a photonic emitter assembly (PTX) to emit at least one pulse of inspection photons in accordance with at least one adjustable pulse parameter, a photonic reception and detection assembly (PRX) to receive reflected photons reflected back from an object, the PRX including a detector to detect in accordance with at least one adjustable detection parameter the reflected photons and produce a detected scene signal, and a closed loop controller to: (a) control the PTX and PRX, (b) receive the detected scene signal from the detector and (c) update said at least one pulse parameter and at least one detection parameter at least partially based on a work plan derived at least partially from the detected scene signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Hanoch Kremer, Amit Steinberg, Oren Buskila, Omer Keilaf, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Ronen Eshel, Oded Yeruhami, Pavel Berman, David Elooz, Yair Antman, Julian Vlaiko
  • Publication number: 20180100928
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scanning device including a photonic emitter assembly (PTX) to emit at least one pulse of inspection photons in accordance with at least one adjustable pulse (generation) parameter, a photonic reception and detection assembly (PRX) to receive reflected photons reflected back from an object, the PRX including a dynamic detector to detect the reflected photons based on one or more adjustable detector parameter, the detector further configured to produce a detected scene signal, and a closed loop controller to control the PTX and PRX and to receive a PTX feedback and a PRX feedback, the controller further comprising a situational assessment unit to receive the detected scene signal from the detector and produce a scanning plan and update the at least one pulse parameter and at least one detector parameter at least partially based on the scanning plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Omer Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Nir Osiroff, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman, Guy Zohar, Yair Alpern, Moshe Medina, Smadar David, Pavel Berman, Oded Yeruhami, Julian Vlaiko