Patents by Inventor Moshe Benezra

Moshe Benezra 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: 20210039782
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scalable and fast deployment of drones are presented. The method is based on packing multiple drones within a cell structure that provides means for changing, communication and fast deployment of drones as well as environmental protection. Multiple cells can be combined the further scale up the number and rate of drones being deployed. In a preferable arrangement, individual drones are equipped with special contacts that allow them to connect to the cell and optionally with other drones for power supply, diagnostic and communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: MOSHE BENEZRA
  • Patent number: 10800524
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scalable and fast deployment of drones are presented. The method is based on packing multiple drones within a cell structure that provides means for changing, communication and fast deployment of drones as well as environmental protection. Multiple cells can be combined the further scale up the number and rate of drones being deployed. In a preferable arrangement, individual drones are equipped with special contacts that allow them to connect to the cell and optionally with other drones for power supply, diagnostic and communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Moshe Benezra
  • Patent number: 10788663
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to suppress stray light refection in enclosures of optical trains are presented. Unlike prior-art that relies on absorption to suppress stray light the presented invention relies on reflections in a tapered enclosure to prevent stray light from reaching the sensor. The presented invention also provides a method to reshape the tapered enclosure into more convenient shapes using Fresnel Design. The presented invention can be realized in different ways including but not limited to (1) a monolithic enclosure, (2) a modular enclosure that can adapt to different lenses and or sensors, (3) a sleeve to be inserted into existing enclosure to enhance their performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Moshe Benezra
  • Patent number: 10666929
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a hardware system for inverse graphics capture. An inverse graphics capture system (IGCS) captures data regarding a physical space that can be used to generate a photorealistic graphical model of that physical space. In certain approaches, the system includes hardware and accompanying software used to create a photorealistic six degree of freedom (6DOF) graphical model of the physical space. In certain approaches, the system includes hardware and accompanying software used for projection mapping onto the physical space. In certain approaches, the model produced by the IGCS is built using data regarding the geometry, lighting, surfaces, and environment of the physical space. In certain approaches, the model produced by the IGCS is both photorealistic and fully modifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Bradski, Moshe Benezra, Daniel A. Aden, Ethan Rublee
  • Publication number: 20200003529
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for scalable and fast deployment of drones are presented. The method is based on packing multiple drones within a cell structure that provides means for changing, communication and fast deployment of drones as well as environmental protection. Multiple cells can be combined the further scale up the number and rate of drones being deployed. In a preferable arrangement, individual drones are equipped with special contacts that allow them to connect to the cell and optionally with other drones for power supply, diagnostic and communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Moshe Benezra
  • Publication number: 20190155022
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to suppress stray light refection in enclosures of optical trains are presented. Unlike prior-art that relies on absorption to suppress stray light the presented invention relies on reflections in a tapered enclosure to prevent stray light from reaching the sensor. The presented invention also provides a method to reshape the tapered enclosure into more convenient shapes using Fresnel Design. The presented invention can be realized in different ways including but not limited to (1) a monolithic enclosure, (2) a modular enclosure that can adapt to different lenses and or sensors, (3) a sleeve to be inserted into existing enclosure to enhance their performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Moshe Benezra
  • Publication number: 20190014310
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a hardware system for inverse graphics capture. An inverse graphics capture system (IGCS) captures data regarding a physical space that can be used to generate a photorealistic graphical model of that physical space. In certain approaches, the system includes hardware and accompanying software used to create a photorealistic six degree of freedom (6DOF) graphical model of the physical space. In certain approaches, the system includes hardware and accompanying software used for projection mapping onto the physical space. In certain approaches, the model produced by the IGCS is built using data regarding the geometry, lighting, surfaces, and environment of the physical space. In certain approaches, the model produced by the IGCS is both photorealistic and fully modifiable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Arraiy, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Bradski, Moshe Benezra, Daniel A. Aden, Ethan Rublee
  • Patent number: 10044922
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a hardware system for inverse graphics capture. An inverse graphics capture system (IGCS) captures data regarding a physical space that can be used to generate a photorealistic graphical model of that physical space. In certain approaches, the system includes hardware and accompanying software used to create a photorealistic six degree of freedom (6DOF) graphical model of the physical space. In certain approaches, the system includes hardware and accompanying software used for projection mapping onto the physical space. In certain approaches, the model produced by the IGCS is built using data regarding the geometry, lighting, surfaces, and environment of the physical space. In certain approaches, the model produced by the IGCS is both photorealistic and fully modifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Arraiy, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Bradski, Moshe Benezra, Daniel A. Aden, Ethan Rublee
  • Patent number: 9100581
    Abstract: Samples of a scene are acquired in synchronization with finely interleaved varying conditions such as lighting, aperture, focal length, and so forth. A time-varying sample at each pixel for each condition is reconstructed. Time multiplexed interleaving allows for real-time, live applications, while handling motion blur naturally. Effects such as real-time video relighting of a scene is possible. Time interleaved exposures also allow segmentation of a scene, and allows for constrained special effects such as triangulation matting using a multi-color interleaved chroma key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bennett S. Wilburn, Moshe Benezra
  • Patent number: 8654214
    Abstract: Multi-spectral imaging technique embodiments are presented which involve an active imaging approach that uses wide band illumination of known spectral distributions to obtain multi-spectral reflectance information in the presence of unknown ambient illumination. In general, a reflectance spectral distribution of a captured scene is computed by selecting a number of different illumination spectra and capturing multiple images of the scene. Each of these images is captured when the scene is illuminated by a different one of the selected illumination spectra in addition to the ambient light. The reflectance spectral distribution of the scene is computed for each pixel location based on the relative response between pairs of the radiometric responses of the corresponding pixels in the captured images, given a set of parameters including the added illumination spectra used to capture each of the images and the response function and spectral sensitivity of the camera used to capture the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Benezra, Chi Cui
  • Patent number: 8570522
    Abstract: A mechanism is disclosed for capturing reflected rays from a surface. A first and second lens aligned along a same optical center axis are configured so that a beam of light collimated parallel to the lens center axis directed to a first side, is converged toward the lens center axis on a second side. A first light beam source between the first and second lenses directs a light beam toward the first lens parallel to the optical center axis. Second light beam source(s) on the second side of the first lens, direct a light beam toward a focal plane of the first lens at a desired angle. An image capturing component, at the second side of the second lens, has an image capture surface directed toward the second lens to capture images of the light reflected from a sample capture surface at the focal plane of the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jiaping Wang, Moshe Benezra, Xin Tong, John Michael Snyder, Baining Guo
  • Publication number: 20120268637
    Abstract: A mechanism is disclosed for capturing reflected rays from a surface. A first and second lens aligned along a same optical center axis are configured so that a beam of light collimated parallel to the lens center axis directed to a first side, is converged toward the lens center axis on a second side. A first light beam source between the first and second lenses directs a light beam toward the first lens parallel to the optical center axis. Second light beam source(s) on the second side of the first lens, direct a light beam toward a focal plane of the first lens at a desired angle. An image capturing component, at the second side of the second lens, has an image capture surface directed toward the second lens to capture images of the light reflected from a sample capture surface at the focal plane of the first lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jiaping Wang, Moshe Benezra, Xin Tong, John Michael Snyder, Baining Guo
  • Publication number: 20120218463
    Abstract: Multi-spectral imaging technique embodiments are presented which involve an active imaging approach that uses wide band illumination of known spectral distributions to obtain multi-spectral reflectance information in the presence of unknown ambient illumination. In general, a reflectance spectral distribution of a captured scene is computed by selecting a number of different illumination spectra and capturing multiple images of the scene. Each of these images is captured when the scene is illuminated by a different one of the selected illumination spectra in addition to the ambient light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Moshe Benezra, Chi Cui
  • Patent number: 8253824
    Abstract: Multi-spectral imaging technique embodiments are presented which involve an active imaging approach that uses wide band illumination of known spectral distributions to obtain multi-spectral reflectance information in the presence of unknown ambient illumination. In general, a reflectance spectral distribution of a captured scene is computed by selecting a number of different illumination spectra and capturing multiple images of the scene. Each of these images is captured when the scene is illuminated by a different one of the selected illumination spectra in addition to the ambient light. The reflectance spectral distribution of the scene is computed for each pixel location based on the relative response between pairs of the radiometric responses of the corresponding pixels in the captured images, given a set of parameters including the added illumination spectra used to capture each of the images and the response function and spectral sensitivity of the camera used to capture the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Benezra, Chi Cui
  • Patent number: 8248613
    Abstract: A mechanism is disclosed for capturing reflected rays from a surface. A first and second lens aligned along a same optical center axis are configured so that a beam of light collimated parallel to the lens center axis directed to a first side, is converged toward the lens center axis on a second side. A first light beam source between the first and second lenses directs a light beam toward the first lens parallel to the optical center axis. Second light beam source(s) on the second side of the first lens, direct a light beam toward a focal plane of the first lens at a desired angle. An image capturing component, at the second side of the second lens, has an image capture surface directed toward the second lens to capture images of the light reflected from a sample capture surface at the focal plane of the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jiaping Wang, Moshe Benezra, Xin Tong, John Michael Snyder, Baining Guo
  • Publication number: 20110267619
    Abstract: A mechanism is disclosed for capturing reflected rays from a surface. A first and second lens aligned along a same optical center axis are configured so that a beam of light collimated parallel to the lens center axis directed to a first side, is converged toward the lens center axis on a second side. A first light beam source between the first and second lenses directs a light beam toward the first lens parallel to the optical center axis. Second light beam source(s) on the second side of the first lens, direct a light beam toward a focal plane of the first lens at a desired angle. An image capturing component, at the second side of the second lens, has an image capture surface directed toward the second lens to capture images of the light reflected from a sample capture surface at the focal plane of the first lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jiaping Wang, Moshe Benezra, Xin Tong, John Michael Snyder, Baining Guo
  • Publication number: 20110242334
    Abstract: Samples of a scene are acquired in synchronization with finely interleaved varying conditions such as lighting, aperture, focal length, and so forth. A time-varying sample at each pixel for each condition is reconstructed. Time multiplexed interleaving allows for real-time, live applications, while handling motion blur naturally. Effects such as real-time video relighting of a scene is possible. Time interleaved exposures also allow segmentation of a scene, and allows for constrained special effects such as triangulation matting using a multi-color interleaved chroma key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bennett S. Wilburn, Moshe Benezra
  • Publication number: 20090096895
    Abstract: Multi-spectral imaging technique embodiments are presented which involve an active imaging approach that uses wide band illumination of known spectral distributions to obtain multi-spectral reflectance information in the presence of unknown ambient illumination. In general, a reflectance spectral distribution of a captured scene is computed by selecting a number of different illumination spectra and capturing multiple images of the scene. Each of these images is captured when the scene is illuminated by a different one of the selected illumination spectra in addition to the ambient light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Microfsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Benezra, Chi Cui
  • Patent number: 6665003
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed for generating left and right panoramic mosaic images for use in facilitating panoramic stereoscopic viewing of a scene, and for displaying stereoscopic panoramic images to a viewer. The left and right panoramic image generators generate the left and right panoramic mosaic images from a series of images recorded or otherwise generated corresponding to respective angular or other positions, each image having a respective left and right image portion, and mosaics portions of those images together to form the respective left and right panoramic images. The display system displays a stereoscopic panoramic image to a viewer by displaying left and right panoramic images such that each is viewed by a respective one of the viewer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Issum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Inventors: Shmuel Peleg, Moshe Benezra, Robert S. Rosenschein