Patents by Inventor István Peter Burbank

István Peter Burbank 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: 20220187463
    Abstract: A method for determining a scan pattern according to which a sensor equipped with a scanner scans a field of regard (FOR) is presented. The method comprises obtaining, by processing hardware, a plurality of objective functions, each of the objective functions specifying a cost for a respective property of the scan pattern, expressed in terms of one or more operational parameters of the scanner. The method further includes applying, by the processing hardware, an optimization scheme to the plurality of objective functions to generate the scan pattern. The method further includes scanning the FOR according to the generated scan pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Pranav Maheshwari, Vahid R. Ramezani, Benjamin Englard, István Peter Burbank, Shubham C. Khilari, Meseret R. Gebre, Austin K. Russell
  • Publication number: 20220082702
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lidar system includes a light source configured to emit pulses of light and a scanner configured to scan the emitted pulses of light along a high-resolution scan pattern located within a field of regard of the lidar system. The scanner includes one or more scan mirrors configured to (i) scan the emitted pulses of light along a first scan axis to produce multiple scan lines of the high-resolution scan pattern, where each scan line is associated with multiple pixels, each pixel corresponding to one of the emitted pulses of light and (ii) distribute the scan lines of the high-resolution scan pattern along a second scan axis. The high-resolution scan pattern includes one or more of: interlaced scan lines and interlaced pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Istvan Peter Burbank, Matthew D. Weed, Jason Paul Wojack, Jason M. Eichenholz, Dmytro Trofymov
  • Patent number: 11194048
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lidar system includes a light source configured to emit pulses of light and a scanner configured to scan the emitted pulses of light along a high-resolution scan pattern located within a field of regard of the lidar system. The scanner includes one or more scan mirrors configured to (i) scan the emitted pulses of light along a first scan axis to produce multiple scan lines of the high-resolution scan pattern, where each scan line is associated with multiple pixels, each pixel corresponding to one of the emitted pulses of light and (ii) distribute the scan lines of the high-resolution scan pattern along a second scan axis. The high-resolution scan pattern includes one or more of: interlaced scan lines and interlaced pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Luminar, LLC
    Inventors: Istvan Peter Burbank, Matthew D. Weed, Jason Paul Wojack, Jason M. Eichenholz, Dmytro Trofymov
  • Publication number: 20210356601
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lidar system includes a light source configured to emit pulses of light and a scanner configured to scan the emitted pulses of light along a high-resolution scan pattern located within a field of regard of the lidar system. The scanner includes one or more scan mirrors configured to (i) scan the emitted pulses of light along a first scan axis to produce multiple scan lines of the high-resolution scan pattern, where each scan line is associated with multiple pixels, each pixel corresponding to one of the emitted pulses of light and (ii) distribute the scan lines along a second scan axis to produce the high-resolution scan pattern, where the high-resolution scan pattern includes locally retraced scan lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Istvan Peter Burbank, Matthew D. Weed, Jason Paul Wojack, Jason M. Eichenholz
  • Publication number: 20210356600
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lidar system includes a light source configured to emit pulses of light and a scanner configured to scan the emitted pulses of light along a high-resolution scan pattern located within a field of regard of the lidar system. The scanner includes one or more scan mirrors configured to (i) scan the emitted pulses of light along a first scan axis to produce multiple scan lines of the high-resolution scan pattern, where each scan line is associated with multiple pixels, each pixel corresponding to one of the emitted pulses of light and (ii) distribute the scan lines of the high-resolution scan pattern along a second scan axis. The high-resolution scan pattern includes one or more of: interlaced scan lines and interlaced pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Istvan Peter Burbank, Matthew D. Weed, Jason Paul Wojack, Jason M. Eichenholz, Dmytro Trofymov