Patents by Inventor Nicola Matteo Palella

Nicola Matteo Palella 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: 10317421
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes: a reference device configured to provide a measured current motion angle of a vehicle; an inertial sensor configured to provide a current input angular rate of the vehicle and associated with at least one inertial sensor behavior parameter dependent on inertial sensor temperature; a temperature sensor configured to provide an input temperature variation of the inertial sensor on a time interval; and a digital estimator configured to recursively computing an estimated current motion angle of the vehicle and at least one previously estimated inertial sensor behavior parameter as function of: the measured current motion angle, a previously estimated motion angle, the current input angular rate, and the input temperature variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Leonardo Colombo
  • Patent number: 10234292
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus of a vehicle includes a measuring module and a triaxial orientation sensor to provide measured axial accelerations in a Cartesian reference system during a certain time interval. The apparatus also includes a triaxial movement sensor to supply at least one angular variation signal proportional to the axial angular speed of the vehicle during the time interval. A processing unit receives a distance signal proportional to the distance traveled by the vehicle in the time interval, receives the at least one angular variation signal, and supplies at least one reference acceleration of the vehicle. An estimator-calibrator block recursively estimates at least one calibrated acceleration as a function of the measured axial accelerations and of the at least one reference acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELEFCTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Leonardo Colombo
  • Publication number: 20190033466
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system for land vehicle navigation includes: a GNSS receiver providing GNSS data, a set of sensors positioned on a wheel of a vehicle and on board the vehicle; and a processing unit. An on-wheel unit is located on the wheel of the vehicle, the on-wheel unit including a first subset of sensors. An on-board unit includes a second subset of sensors configured to generate a second sensor data. The processing unit is configured to process the first and second sensor data to obtain the distance and the attitude of vehicle and to perform a fusion with the GNSS data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Leonardo Colombo
  • Publication number: 20160040992
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus of a vehicle includes a measuring module and a triaxial orientation sensor to provide measured axial accelerations in a Cartesian reference system during a certain time interval. The apparatus also includes a triaxial movement sensor to supply at least one angular variation signal proportional to the axial angular speed of the vehicle during the time interval. A processing unit receives a distance signal proportional to the distance traveled by the vehicle in the time interval, receives the at least one angular variation signal, and supplies at least one reference acceleration of the vehicle. An estimator-calibrator block recursively estimates at least one calibrated acceleration as a function of the measured axial accelerations and of the at least one reference acceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Leonardo Colombo
  • Publication number: 20150276783
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes: a reference device configured to provide a measured current motion angle of a vehicle; an inertial sensor configured to provide a current input angular rate of the vehicle and associated with at least one inertial sensor behavior parameter dependent on inertial sensor temperature; a temperature sensor configured to provide an input temperature variation of the inertial sensor on a time interval; and a digital estimator configured to recursively computing an estimated current motion angle of the vehicle and at least one previously estimated inertial sensor behavior parameter as function of: the measured current motion angle, a previously estimated motion angle, the current input angular rate, and the input temperature variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Leonardo Colombo
  • Patent number: 8416131
    Abstract: A cinematic parameter computing method of a satellite navigation system, including: receiving signals at a receiving apparatus from a plurality of satellites; processing said signals to provide received data; computing a first cinematic parameter value of said receiving apparatus according to a first computational method using said received data; computing a second cinematic parameter value of said receiving apparatus according to a second computational method using said received data and computing a distance value representing a difference between said first and second cinematic parameter values. The distance value is compared with a reference value providing a comparison result data and selecting one of first and second computational methods based on said comparison result data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Piergiorgio Capozio
  • Publication number: 20120162006
    Abstract: A cinematic parameter computing method of a satellite navigation system, including: receiving signals at a receiving apparatus from a plurality of satellites; processing said signals to provide received data; computing a first cinematic parameter value of said receiving apparatus according to a first computational method using said received data; computing a second cinematic parameter value of said receiving apparatus according to a second computational method using said received data and computing a distance value representing a difference between said first and second cinematic parameter values. The distance value is compared with a reference value providing a comparison result data and selecting one of first and second computational methods based on said comparison result data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Piergiorgio Capozio
  • Patent number: 8125380
    Abstract: A position computing method computes a position of a receiver using a satellite navigation system. The method includes: bringing a satellite receiver in a dark region of the satellite system; bringing the receiver into a visible region of the satellite system outside the dark region; allocating to the dark region a darkness category chosen between at least two categories based on a dark region crossing time at which the receiver crosses between the dark region and the visible region; allocating a visibility class, chosen between at least two distinct classes, to the visibility region; and selecting one of first and second receiver position computing methods based on the class and the category allocated. The method further includes calculating a receiver position of the receiver by applying the selected computing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Capozio, Nicola Matteo Palella
  • Publication number: 20100026568
    Abstract: A position computing method computes a position of a receiver using a satellite navigation system. The method includes: bringing a satellite receiver in a dark region of the satellite system; bringing the receiver into a visible region of the satellite system outside the dark region; allocating to the dark region a darkness category chosen between at least two categories based on a dark region crossing time at which the receiver crosses between the dark region and the visible region; allocating a visibility class, chosen between at least two distinct classes, to the visibility region; and selecting one of first and second receiver position computing methods based on the class and the category allocated. The method further includes calculating a receiver position of the receiver by applying the selected computing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics S.r.I.
    Inventors: Piergiorgio Capozio, Nicola Matteo Palella