Patents by Inventor Julian Vlaiko

Julian Vlaiko 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: 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: 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: 10107915
    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 at least one light source to vary over a plurality of scans of a field of view, the field of view including a near-field portion and a far-field portion; control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source in a manner scanning the field of view; implement a first scanning rate for first frames associated with scanning cycles that cover the near-field portion and a second scanning rate for second frames associated with scanning cycles that cover the far-field portion; and control the at least one light source to alter a light source parameter and thereby project light in a manner enabling detection of objects in the second frames associated with the far-field portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Rosenzweig, Pavel Berman, Amit Steinberg, Julian Vlaiko, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel
  • Patent number: 9983929
    Abstract: A method for data storage includes storing data in a memory that includes one or more memory units, each memory unit including memory blocks. The stored data is compacted by copying at least a portion of the data from a first memory block to a second memory block, and subsequently erasing the first memory block. Upon detecting a failure in the second memory block after copying the portion of the data and before erasure of the first memory block, the portion of the data is recovered by reading the portion from the first memory block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ofir Shalvi, Naftali Sommer, Uri Perlmutter, Julian Vlaiko, Moshe Neerman
  • Publication number: 20180143322
    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 at least one light source to vary over a plurality of scans of a field of view, the field of view including a near-field portion and a far-field portion; control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source in a manner scanning the field of view; implement a first scanning rate for first frames associated with scanning cycles that cover the near-field portion and a second scanning rate for second frames associated with scanning cycles that cover the far-field portion; and control the at least one light source to alter a light source parameter and thereby project light in a manner enabling detection of objects in the second frames associated with the far-field portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Rosenzweig, Pavel Berman, Amit Steinberg, Julian Vlaiko, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, 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: 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: 20180143308
    Abstract: A LIDAR system for use in a vehicle may include at least one light source configured to project light toward a field of view for illuminating a plurality of objects in an environment of a vehicle and at least one processor configured to control the at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux of light from the at least one light source to vary over scans of a plurality of portions of the field of view. The LIDAR system may receive information indicating that a temperature associated with at least one system component exceeds a threshold, and in response to the received information indicating the temperature exceeding the threshold, modify an illumination ratio between two portions of the field of view such that during at least one subsequent scanning cycle less light is delivered to the field of view than in a prior scanning cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Julian Vlaiko, Amit Steinberg, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel
  • 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: 20180128920
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control light emission of a light source; scan a field of view by repeatedly moving at least one light deflector located in an outbound path of the light source; while the at least one deflector is in a particular instantaneous position, receive via the at least one deflector, reflections of a single light beam spot along a return path to a sensor; receive from the sensor on a beam-spot-by-beam-spot basis, signals associated with an image of each light beam-spot, wherein the sensor includes a plurality of detectors and wherein a size of each detector is smaller than the image of each light beam-spot; and determine, from signals resulting from the impingement on the plurality of detectors, at least two differing range measurements associated with the image of the single light beam-spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Yair Antman, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Julian Vlaiko, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Smadar David Raly
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180081037
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light steering device including: a mirror connected to one or more electromechanical actuators through a flexible interconnect element, one or more electromechanical actuators mechanically interconnected to a frame, and a controllable electric source to, during operation of the device, provide a sensing signal at a source voltage to an electric source contact on at least one of the one or more actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Moshe Medina, Smadar David, Julian Vlaiko
  • Publication number: 20180081038
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light detection and ranging (Lidar) device including a photonic pulse emitter assembly including one or more photonic emitters to generate and focus a photonic inspection pulse towards a photonic transmission (TX) path of the Lidar device, a photonic detection assembly including one or more photo sensors to receive and sense photons of a reflected photonic inspection pulses received through a receive (RX) path of the device, a photonic steering assembly located along both the TX and the RX paths and including a Complex Reflector (CR) made of an array of steerable reflectors, where a first set of steerable reflectors are part of the TX path and a second set of steerable reflectors are part of the RX path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Moshe Medina, Smadar David, Julian Vlaiko, David Elooz, Yair Antman, Oren Buskila
  • Patent number: 9880783
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing transfer of data into and out of a host data buffer of a host are disclosed. In one implementation, a partial write completion module of a storage system retrieves from the host, stores in a memory, and acknowledges retrieving and storing with a partial write completion message, each subset of a larger set of data associated with a host write command. The host may utilize received partial write completion messages to release and use the portion of the host data buffer that had been storing the subset identified in the message rather than waiting to release data associated with the host write command until all the data associated with the command is stored in the memory. The memory in which each subset is stored may be non-volatile memory in the storage device or a shadow buffer on the host or an external memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rotem Sela, Alon Marcu, Nir Perry, Miki Sapir, Hadas Oshinsky, Julian Vlaiko
  • Publication number: 20170242606
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for transitioning to and from storage device low power states using a host memory buffer (HMB). One storage device includes a non-volatile memory. A device controller controls access to the non-volatile memory. A host memory buffer (HMB)-assisted power state transition module operatively associated with the device controller stores storage device state information in a host memory buffer (HMB) in memory of host device separate from the storage device prior to the storage device entering a lower power state and uses the state information stored in the HMB to transition the storage device from the lower power state to a higher power state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Julian Vlaiko, Judah Gamliel Hahn, Yevgeny Zagalsky
  • Publication number: 20170123721
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing transfer of data into and out of a host data buffer of a host are disclosed. In one implementation, a partial write completion module of a storage system retrieves from the host, stores in a memory, and acknowledges retrieving and storing with a partial write completion message, each subset of a larger set of data associated with a host write command. The host may utilize received partial write completion messages to release and use the portion of the host data buffer that had been storing the subset identified in the message rather than waiting to release data associated with the host write command until all the data associated with the command is stored in the memory. The memory in which each subset is stored may be non-volatile memory in the storage device or a shadow buffer on the host or an external memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Rotem Sela, Alon Marcu, Nir Perry, Miki Sapir, Hadas Oshinsky, Julian Vlaiko
  • Publication number: 20170123722
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing transfer of data into and out of a host data buffer of a host are disclosed. In one implementation, a partial write completion module of a storage system retrieves from the host, stores in a memory, and acknowledges retrieving and storing with a partial write completion message, each subset of a larger set of data associated with a host write command. The host may utilize received partial write completion messages to release and use the portion of the host data buffer that had been storing the subset identified in the message rather than waiting to release data associated with the host write command until all the data associated with the command is stored in the memory. The memory in which each subset is stored may be non-volatile memory in the storage device or a shadow buffer on the host or an external memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Rotem Sela, Alon Marcu, Nir Perry, Miki Sapir, Hadas Oshinsky, Julian Vlaiko