Patents by Inventor Jean P. Bordes

Jean P. Bordes 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: 20190302224
    Abstract: A radar system includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The transmitter is configured to transmit a radio signal. The receiver is configured to receive a radio signal which includes the transmitted radio signal reflected from an object in the environment. The processor is configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to at least one of mitigate interference in the received radio signals, and avoid interfering radio signals transmitted by another radio transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Wayne E. Stark, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao
  • 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: 10324165
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The transmitter is configured to transmit a radio signal. The receiver is configured to receive a radio signal which includes the transmitted radio signal reflected from an object in the environment. The receiver is also configured to receive an interfering radio signal transmitted by a transmitter of another radar sensing system. The processor is configured to control the transmitter to mitigate or avoid interference from the other radar sensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Wayne E. Stark, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao
  • 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: 10215853
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmit pipeline, a receive pipeline, and a memory module. The transmit pipeline includes transmitters for transmitting radio signals. The receive pipeline includes receivers for receiving radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitters and reflected from objects in an environment. The memory module is configured to store interference estimates for each receiver of the plurality of receivers that are estimates of interfering radio signals received by each of the receivers that are transmitted by each respective transmitter of the plurality of transmitters. Each receiver of the plurality of receivers is configured to mitigate interference that is due to interfering radio signals transmitted by the plurality of transmitters, as defined by the stored interference estimates of the plurality of transmitters for each particular receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne E. Stark, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Monier Maher, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid
  • Patent number: 10197671
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a plurality of transmitters, a plurality of receivers, and a plurality of receive and transmit antennas. The plurality of transmitters are configured for installation and use on a vehicle, and operable to transmit radio signals. The plurality of receivers are configured for installation and use on the vehicle, and operable to receive radio signals which include transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment. The plurality of receive antennas and the plurality of transmit antennas are arranged in a selected configuration to provide a quantity of receive antennas and transmit antennas for a desired level of two-dimensional angle capability for a given board size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen W. Alland, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, 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: 20180329027
    Abstract: A radar system is described that comprises a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives interfering signals due to local signal coupling of transmitted signals. The local signal coupling comprises at least one interfering path or mechanism. The receiver is configured to output a replica of each of the interfering signals. Each replica is configured to replicate a particular interfering signal received. The receiver is configured to combine into a signal path a replica of an interfering signal to subtract the interfering signal from the signal path. The receiver receives the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitter and reflected from objects in an environment without saturating the signal path due to the subtraction of the interfering signal from the signal path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Murtaza Ali, Paul W. Dent
  • Patent number: 10073171
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter, a receiver, a memory, and a processor. The transmitter transmits a radio signal and the receiver receives a reflected radio signal. The processor samples reflected radio signals during a plurality of time slices. The processor produces samples by correlating reflected radio signals to time-delayed replicas of transmitted radio signals. The processor accumulates the time slices into a first radar data cube (RDC) and selectively processes a portion of the first RDC to produce a first partial Doppler output. The processor produces samples during a second scan and accumulates time slices into a second RDC, and then selectively processes a portion of the second RDC to produce a second partial Doppler output. The processor numerically accumulates the first and second partial Doppler outputs to create a full Doppler output and stores the full Doppler output in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean P. Bordes, Raghunath K. Rao, Monier Maher
  • 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: 20180231655
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmit pipeline, a receive pipeline, and a memory module. The transmit pipeline includes transmitters for transmitting radio signals. The receive pipeline includes receivers for receiving radio signals that include the transmitted radio signals transmitted by the transmitters and reflected from objects in an environment. The memory module is configured to store interference estimates for each receiver of the plurality of receivers that are estimates of interfering radio signals received by each of the receivers that are transmitted by each respective transmitter of the plurality of transmitters. Each receiver of the plurality of receivers is configured to mitigate interference that is due to interfering radio signals transmitted by the plurality of transmitters, as defined by the stored interference estimates of the plurality of transmitters for each particular receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Wayne E. Stark, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Monier Maher, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid
  • Publication number: 20180231652
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a transmitter configured for installation and use on a vehicle and able to transmit radio signals. The radar sensing system also includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver is configured for installation and use on the vehicle and is able to receive radio signals that include transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment. The processor samples the received radio signals to produce a sampled stream. The processor processes the sampled stream such that the sampled stream is correlated with various delayed versions of a baseband signal. The correlations are used to determine an improved range, velocity, and angle of targets in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Raghunath K. Rao, Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Steve Borho, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Jean P. Bordes
  • Patent number: 9989627
    Abstract: A radar system is described that comprises a transmitter, a receiver, a spillover cancellation unit, and a combiner. The transmitter transmits radio signals. The receiver receives interfering signals due to local signal coupling of transmitted signals. The local signal coupling comprises at least one interfering path or mechanism. The spillover cancellation unit is configured to output a replica of each of the interfering signals. Each replica is configured to replicate a particular interfering signal received through a particular interfering path or mechanism. The combiner is configured to combine into a signal path of the receiver, a replica of an interfering signal to subtract the interfering signal from the receiver's signal path. The receiver receives the transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment without saturating the signal path of the receiver due to the subtraction of the interfering signal from the receiver's signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Aria Eshraghi, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Murtaza Ali, Paul W. Dent
  • Publication number: 20180149736
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for a vehicle includes a plurality of transmitters, a plurality of receivers, and a plurality of receive and transmit antennas. The plurality of transmitters are configured for installation and use on a vehicle, and operable to transmit radio signals. The plurality of receivers are configured for installation and use on the vehicle, and operable to receive radio signals which include transmitted radio signals reflected from objects in the environment. The plurality of receive antennas and the plurality of transmit antennas are arranged in a selected configuration to provide a quantity of receive antennas and transmit antennas for a desired level of two-dimensional angle capability for a given board size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen W. Alland, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 9945943
    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 on a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a MIMO radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the non-ideal cross correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne E. Stark, Jean P. Bordes, Curtis Davis, Raghunath K. Rao, Monier Maher, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid
  • 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: 20180081029
    Abstract: A radar system includes a transmitter, a receiver and a processor. The receiver receives radio signal that includes the transmitted radio signal reflected from targets in the environment. The received radio signal is provided to the processor. The processor samples the received radio signal during a plurality of time intervals to produce a sampled stream. The different time intervals of the plurality of time intervals will contain different signal levels of radio signals reflected from the targets. The processor also selects a particular time interval of the plurality of time intervals that is free of samples of radio signals reflected off of the targets that are closer than a first threshold distance from an equipped vehicle. The transmitter and/or the receiver is adjusted such that samples of radio signals reflected off of targets that are farther than the first threshold distance are detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Jean P. Bordes, Monier Maher, Wayne Stark, Raghunath K. Rao
  • 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