Patents by Inventor Nizan Horesh

Nizan Horesh 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: 20210026048
    Abstract: An illumination marker includes a light source and an optical attenuation cover coupled to the light source. The optical attenuation cover is configured to attenuate an intensity of light that passes through the optical attenuation cover based on a length of an optical path of the light through the optical attenuation cover. In some embodiments, the optical attenuation cover may be embodied as a physical barrier cover and include light-blocking structures. Additionally, in some embodiments, the illumination maker may include a diffusive or retro-reflective core rather than the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Publication number: 20210026366
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing sensory signal capturing by reconfiguring robotic device configurations. In an implementation, upcoming sensor readings are predicted based on navigation path data. Based on the predicted sensor readings, optimized sensor parameters that will improve the quality of resulting sensory signals are determined. Sensors of a robotic device are reconfigured based on the optimized sensor parameters. In another implementation, deficiencies in sensory signals are determined. A motion configuration of a robotic device is optimized based on the deficiencies to allow for capturing better quality sensory signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: R-Go Robotics LTD.
    Inventor: Nizan HORESH
  • Publication number: 20200400818
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with surface traversing by robotic apparatuses with an obstacle detection system are described herein. In some instances, the obstacle detection system is mounted on the body of the apparatus, and includes one or more light sources, to illuminate the surface to be traversed; a camera, to capture one or more images of the illuminated surface; and a processing device coupled with the camera and the light source, to process the captured one or more images, to detect, or cause to be detected, an obstacle disposed on the illuminated surface, based at least in part on a result of the processing of the images. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Publication number: 20200394807
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring movements. A method includes detecting motion based on first localization data related to a localization device moving in a distinct motion pattern, wherein the first localization data is based on sensor readings captured by at least one sensor; correlating the detected motion to a known motion of the localization device based on respective times of the first localization data and of the localization device; localizing the localization device with respect to a map based on the correlation; tracking at least one first location of an object based on second localization data captured by the at least one sensor, wherein the at least one first location is on the map, wherein the tracking further comprises identifying at least one second location of the object based on the second localization data and determining the at least one first location based on the at least one second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: R-Go Robotics LTD.
    Inventors: Nizan HORESH, Amir BOUSANI, Assaf AGMON
  • Patent number: 10814492
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with surface traversing by robotic apparatuses using capacitive sensing are described herein. In some instances, the apparatus comprises a body having at least one edge that faces a direction of traverse of a surface by the apparatus, and at least one capacitive probe disposed on or in proximity to the edge, to detect, during the traverse of the surface, a change in a dielectric property of a portion of the surface proximate to the edge. The dielectric property change indicates an obstacle associated with the surface portion. The apparatus further comprises circuitry configured to process the readings provided by the probe, such as to identify the obstacle, and generate instructions to adjust the traversing of the surface by the apparatus, based at least in part on a result of the probe readings processing. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: R-GO ROBOTICS LTD
    Inventors: Nizan Horesh, Tal Levi
  • Patent number: 10802182
    Abstract: An illumination marker includes a light source and an optical attenuation cover coupled to the light source. The optical attenuation cover is configured to attenuate an intensity of light that passes through the optical attenuation cover based on a length of an optical path of the light through the optical attenuation cover. In some embodiments, the optical attenuation cover may be embodied as a physical barrier cover and include light-blocking structures. Additionally, in some embodiments, the illumination maker may include a diffusive or retro-reflective core rather than the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Publication number: 20200262086
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with surface traversing by robotic apparatuses using capacitive sensing are described herein. In some instances, the apparatus comprises a body having at least one edge that faces a direction of traverse of a surface by the apparatus, and at least one capacitive probe disposed on or in proximity to the edge, to detect, during the traverse of the surface, a change in a dielectric property of a portion of the surface proximate to the edge. The dielectric property change indicates an obstacle associated with the surface portion. The apparatus further comprises circuitry configured to process the readings provided by the probe, such as to identify the obstacle, and generate instructions to adjust the traversing of the surface by the apparatus, based at least in part on a result of the probe readings processing. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Nizan Horesh, Tal Levi
  • Publication number: 20200159229
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling a robotic device in motion using image synthesis are presented. A method includes determining local motion features based on image patches included in first and second input images captured by a camera installed on the robotic device; determining a camera motion based on the local motion features, wherein the camera motion indicates a movement of the camera between capture of the first input image and capture of the second input image; determining a scene geometry based on the camera motion, wherein the scene geometry is a set of three-dimensional coordinates corresponding to two-dimensional image coordinates of the image patches; generating a single perspective synthesized image based on the camera motion and the scene geometry; detecting a change between the first and second input images based on the synthesized image; and modifying motion of the robotic device based on the detected at least one change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: R-Go Robotics LTD.
    Inventors: Nizan HORESH, Amir BOUSANI
  • Publication number: 20200160479
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing geometric interactions via three-dimensional mapping. A method includes determining a plurality of first descriptors for a plurality of key points in a plurality of first images, wherein each first image shows a portion of a 3D environment in which a robotic device and a visual sensor are deployed; generating a 3D map of the 3D environment based on the plurality of key points and the plurality of descriptors; determining a pose of the visual sensor based on at least one second descriptor and the plurality of first descriptors, wherein the second image is captured by the visual sensor; and determining a target action location based on at least one user input made with respect to a display of the second image and the pose of the visual sensor, wherein the target action location is a location within the 3D environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: R-Go Robotics LTD.
    Inventors: Nizan HORESH, Amir BOUSANI
  • Patent number: 10659764
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media for providing a depth image of an object are described. In some embodiments, the apparatus may include a projector to project a light pattern on an object, and to move the projected light pattern over the object, to swipe the object with the light pattern, and a camera coupled with the projector. The camera may include a dynamic vision sensor (DVS) device, to capture changes in at least some image elements that correspond to an image of the object, during the swipe of the object with the light pattern. The apparatus may further include a processor coupled with the projector and the camera, to generate a depth image of the object, based at least in part on the changes in the at least some image elements. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10609359
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media for providing a depth image of an object are described. In some embodiments, the apparatus may include a projector to perform a controlled motion, to project a light pattern on different portions of the scene at different time instances, and an imaging device coupled with the projector, to generate pairs of images (a first image of a pair from a first perspective, and a second image of the pair from a second perspective), of different portions of the scene in response to the projection of the light pattern on respective portions. The apparatus may include a processor coupled with the projector and the imaging device, to control the motion of the projector, and generate the depth image of the object in the scene, based on processing of the generated pairs of images of the portions of the scene. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10447920
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed relating to micro-saccadic actuation for an event camera. An example event-based imaging device includes a sensor including a pixel array and an optical pathway modulator to move, via a micro-saccadic movement, one or more components of an optical pathway including the sensor to shift incident light on the pixel array to cause a change in light intensity on the pixel in at least one pixel of the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10327633
    Abstract: Methods and systems for eye tracking are disclosed. One such method obtains a plurality of images of the eye from an array camera and detects glint positions and a pupil edge of the eye in the plurality of the images. A distance from the array camera to the pupil edge may be estimated based on the glint positions. A pupil image may be generated based on selected ones of the plurality of images, the glint positions, and the estimated distance to the pupil edge. A pupil center position may be determined based on the pupil image and the glint positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nizan Horesh, Amir Bousany
  • Publication number: 20190113662
    Abstract: An illumination marker includes a light source and an optical attenuation cover coupled to the light source. The optical attenuation cover is configured to attenuate an intensity of light that passes through the optical attenuation cover based on a length of an optical path of the light through the optical attenuation cover. In some embodiments, the optical attenuation cover may be embodied as a physical barrier cover and include light-blocking structures. Additionally, in some embodiments, the illumination maker may include a diffusive or retro-reflective core rather than the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10191539
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology to detect a pose drift condition with respect to a head mounted display based on one or more first signals, to detect a reduced perception state with respect to the head mounted display based on one or more second signals, and to trigger a correction of the pose drift condition during the reduced perception state. Additionally, the reduced perception state may correspond to, for example, a blinking condition, a saccadic motion condition and/or an increased head rotation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10182181
    Abstract: Various embodiments may be generally directed to techniques for synchronizing operation of a flash light with operation of a camera using a rolling shutter for image capture. Various embodiments provide techniques for illuminating portions of a field of view of a camera substantially synchronously with portions of the field of view of the camera undergoing image capture. Various embodiments provide techniques for illuminating sequential sections of the camera field of view, rather than the entire field of view of the camera, at substantially the same time that a sensor of the camera performs image capture operations using corresponding portions of an image sensor, such as exposing the sensors to light from the image to be captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Publication number: 20190014258
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed relating to micro-saccadic actuation for an event camera. An example event-based imaging device includes a sensor including a pixel array and an optical pathway modulator to move, via a micro-saccadic movement, one or more components of an optical pathway including the sensor to shift incident light on the pixel array to cause a change in light intensity on the pixel in at least one pixel of the pixel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10142553
    Abstract: Technologies for camera and light source synchronization include an imaging device to detect a current location of an object in a captured image generated by the imaging device. The imaging device predicts a next location of the object in a next captured image, generated by the imaging device, based on the current location of the object. The imaging device determines an illumination interval defining a period of time during which a camera of the imaging device is to expose a set of sensor lines during the capturing of the next captured image and activates a light source of the imaging device to illuminate the object during the determined illumination interval. The set of sensor lines corresponds with the predicted next location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Publication number: 20180289280
    Abstract: A method of deriving one or more individual thoracic parameters of a subject. The method comprises instructing a subject to perform a thoracic volume manipulation, receiving a plurality of measurements of a plurality of EM signals from a thoracic intrabody area of lungs of the subject during the thoracic volume manipulation, deriving a plurality of thoracic volume values at a plurality of different intervals during the thoracic volume manipulation so that each the thoracic volume value correspond with another of a plurality of estimated thoracic volumes achieved during the thoracic volume manipulation, and calculating at least one individual thoracic parameter of the subject by combining between the plurality of measurements and the plurality of thoracic volume values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan RAPPAPORT, Nizan HORESH, Ori HAY, Amir SAROKA, Daniel REISFELD, Oren KALISMAN, Shlomi BERGIDA, Yiftach BARASH
  • Publication number: 20180278823
    Abstract: An odometric image capture system includes an image acquisition device that provides an image to exposure determination circuitry and motion prediction circuitry at current time=t1. One or more odometric sensors provide data representative of a first pose and movement or displacement of the odometric image capture system through a three-dimensional space. The motion prediction circuitry predicts a second pose and/or location of the odometric image capture system at a future time=t2 and also provides a prospective second image based on the second pose and/or location to the exposure determination circuitry. The exposure determination circuitry determines one or more exposure parameters using the prospective second image and communicates the exposure parameters to the image acquisition device prior to future time=t2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: NIZAN HORESH