Patents by Inventor Oded Katz

Oded Katz 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: 10812154
    Abstract: A multi-antenna signal encoding method comprises receiving an antenna signal and a reference signal a first mixer; producing, using the first mixer, a down-converted signal based on the antenna signal and the reference signal; receiving, at one or more second mixers, second antenna signals and second reference signals orthogonal to the first reference signal; producing one or more second down-converted signals based on the one or more second antenna signals and the one or more second reference signals; converting, using an analog-to-digital converter, a summation signal corresponding to a sum of the first down-converted signal and the one or more second down-converted signals, into a digital receive-signal; and extracting, at a processor, a plurality of digital signals from the digital receive-signal, wherein each of the plurality of digital signals corresponds to one of the first antenna signal and the one or more second antenna signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Elad, Tom Heller, Oded Katz
  • Patent number: 10754924
    Abstract: A monitoring system is disclosed. The system comprises a range detection system, configured for scanning a scene to provide range data arranged gridwise over a plurality of picture elements, and a data processing system configured for processing the range data to monitor hygienic activity, preferably hand hygienic activity, of an individual in the scene. Preferably, the picture elements are devoid of any color data and any grayscale data. In some embodiments of the present invention the data processing system identifies one or more of the moments for hand hygiene as defined by the World Health Organization, and monitors the hygienic activity in relation to these five moments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Antisep-Tech Ltd.
    Inventors: Barak Katz, Oded Zahavi
  • Publication number: 20200106964
    Abstract: A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes Wide and Tele imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the Wide and Tele imaging sections. The Wide and Tele imaging sections provide respective image data. The controller is configured to output, in a zoom-in operation between a lower zoom factor (ZF) value and a higher ZF value, a zoom video output image that includes only Wide image data or only Tele image data, depending on whether a no-switching criterion is fulfilled or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Nadav Geva, Gal Shabtay, Ester Ashkenazi, Ruthy Katz, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 10567666
    Abstract: A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes Wide and Tele imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the Wide and Tele imaging sections. The Wide and Tele imaging sections provide respective image data. The controller is configured to output, in a zoom-in operation between a lower zoom factor (ZF) value and a higher ZF value, a zoom video output image that includes only Wide image data or only Tele image data, depending on whether a no-switching criterion is fulfilled or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Nadav Geva, Gal Shabtay, Ester Ashkenazi, Ruthy Katz, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 10531645
    Abstract: A drinker system, comprising: a central pressure regulator configured regulate a fluid pressure to a regulated input pressure; and a plurality of pressure reducers each comprising: a high-pressure zone configured to receive the fluid from the regulator at the regulated input pressure, a low-pressure zone configured to provide the fluid to one of multiple drinker lines at a low output pressure maintained at a constant proportion to the regulated input pressure, and a moveable integral piece comprising a small diaphragm rigidly connected to a large diaphragm, wherein the small diaphragm is disposed in the high pressure zone and the large diaphragm is disposed in the low pressure zone, and wherein the constant proportion between the low output pressure and the regulated input pressure corresponds to the ratio between the surface area of the small diaphragm and the surface area of the large diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Plasson Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Katz, Yonatan Bernat
  • Publication number: 20190313029
    Abstract: A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes Wide and Tele imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the Wide and Tele imaging sections. The Wide and Tele imaging sections provide respective image data. The controller is configured to output, in a zoom-in operation between a lower zoom factor (ZF) value and a higher ZF value, a zoom video output image that includes only Wide image data or only Tele image data, depending on whether a no-switching criterion is fulfilled or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Nadav Geva, Gal Shabtay, Ester Ashkenazi, Ruthy Katz, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 10356332
    Abstract: A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes Wide and Tele imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the Wide and Tele imaging sections. The Wide and Tele imaging sections provide respective image data. The controller is configured to output, in a zoom-in operation between a lower zoom factor (ZF) value and a higher ZF value, a zoom video output image that includes only Wide image data or only Tele image data, depending on whether a no-switching criterion is fulfilled or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Nadav Geva, Gal Shabtay, Ester Ashkenazi, Ruthy Katz, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20190158753
    Abstract: A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes Wide and Tele imaging sections with respective lens sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the Wide and Tele imaging sections. The Wide and Tele imaging sections provide respective image data. The controller is configured to output, in a zoom-in operation between a lower zoom factor (ZF) value and a higher ZF value, a zoom video output image that includes only Wide image data or only Tele image data, depending on whether a no-switching criterion is fulfilled or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Nadav Geva, Gal Shabtay, Ester Ashkenazi, Ruthy Katz, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 10122057
    Abstract: This invention relates to assemblies and processes for increasing the bandwidth of differential passive elements. The use of a floating plane in differential transmission lines is disclosed. One such assembly is a broadband balun having high even mode effective impedance, thus degrading the even-mode propagation or matching, and maintaining the desired odd mode effective impedance. Other assemblies can include line couplers, hybrid couplers, RF chokes with back-to-back baluns, and other elements, such as balanced filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oded Katz, Run Levinger
  • Patent number: 9960473
    Abstract: A system comprises a differential phase shifter based on a differential coupled line coupler that can include a ground metal layer, a bottom metal layer and a top metal layer. The differential line coupler can include differential input lines comprising two metal stack layers (top and bottom), which are arranged diagonally, and the differential output lines are arranged in a complementary diagonal configuration. This layout configuration overcomes the asymmetry caused by the difference in metal layer thickness and width difference, as well as a periphery effect such as the distance to a ground plane or substrate. The proposed diagonal layout configuration balances the characteristic impedance and phase accumulation on each coupled wire of the differential coupled line coupler, which improves the performance of the phase shifter, e.g. lower insertion loss and wider phase tuning range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oded Katz, Nadav Mazor
  • Publication number: 20170223932
    Abstract: A drinker system, comprising: a central pressure regulator configured regulate a fluid pressure to a regulated input pressure; and a plurality of pressure reducers each comprising: a high-pressure zone configured to receive the fluid from the regulator at the regulated input pressure, a low-pressure zone configured to provide the fluid to one of multiple drinker lines at a low output pressure maintained at a constant proportion to the regulated input pressure, and a moveable integral piece comprising a small diaphragm rigidly connected to a large diaphragm, wherein the small diaphragm is disposed in the high pressure zone and the large diaphragm is disposed in the low pressure zone, and wherein the constant proportion between the low output pressure and the regulated input pressure corresponds to the ratio between the surface area of the small diaphragm and the surface area of the large diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Oded KATZ, Yonatan BERNAT
  • Publication number: 20170155181
    Abstract: A system comprises a differential phase shifter based on a differential coupled line coupler that can include a ground metal layer, a bottom metal layer and a top metal layer. The differential line coupler can include differential input lines comprising two metal stack layers (top and bottom), which are arranged diagonally, and the differential output lines are arranged in a complementary diagonal configuration. This layout configuration overcomes the asymmetry caused by the difference in metal layer thickness and width difference, as well as a periphery effect such as the distance to a ground plane or substrate. The proposed diagonal layout configuration balances the characteristic impedance and phase accumulation on each coupled wire of the differential coupled line coupler, which improves the performance of the phase shifter, e.g. lower insertion loss and wider phase tuning range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Oded Katz, Nadav Mazor
  • Publication number: 20170042127
    Abstract: A drinker system, comprising: a central pressure regulator configured regulate a fluid pressure to a regulated input pressure; and a plurality of pressure reducers each comprising: a high-pressure zone configured to receive the fluid from the regulator at the regulated input pressure, a low-pressure zone configured to provide the fluid to one of multiple drinker lines at a low output pressure maintained at a constant proportion to the regulated input pressure, and a moveable integral piece comprising a small diaphragm rigidly connected to a large diaphragm, wherein the small diaphragm is disposed in the high pressure zone and the large diaphragm is disposed in the low pressure zone, and wherein the constant proportion between the low output pressure and the regulated input pressure corresponds to the ratio between the surface area of the small diaphragm and the surface area of the large diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Oded KATZ, Yonatan BERNAT
  • Patent number: 9548704
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include a circuit that includes an input balun circuit responsive to an input signal, the input balun circuit being configured to provide two output signals that are out of phase with each other. The circuit further includes an actual switched amplification stage configured to direct one of the balun output signals to a phase inverter output, and a replica switched amplification stage connected in parallel with the actual switched amplification stage, wherein the actual switched amplification stage and the replica switched amplification stage are responsive to the two output signals from the input balun circuit to direct one of the balun output signals to the phase inverter output, and wherein the actual switched amplification stage and the replica switched amplification stage are configured to have a constant load impedance for both switch states that matches an impedance of the input balun circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roee Ben-Yishay, Oded Katz
  • Patent number: 9313291
    Abstract: A communication channel in a network maintains client-server transparency while providing reduced bandwidth in the channel. A first and second node can communicate a compressed form of the object data between themselves in the channel. One of the first or second nodes hosts a cache database that can store, transparently to the client, the requested object data. The stored object data can be used to decompress the compressed object data communicated between the first and second node. One of the nodes can provide control signals to the other node to indicate whether the requested object data is stored in the cache database. This configuration preserves transparency between the client and the server while permitting reduced bandwidth usage between the first and second nodes via the compressed object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Dialogic Corporation
    Inventors: Benny Lavi, Tal Inbar, Ehud Bart, Oded Katz
  • Patent number: 8988119
    Abstract: An electronic sub-integer frequency divider circuit, including: a phase rotator circuit, a clock circuitry, a pulse generator which is configured to: (a) receive a plurality of signals having a period TP and of different phases; (b) based on a control command, to process a second clock signal and one or more of the plurality of signals, to produce a second signal which includes S pulses in each period TP; and (c) process the second signal and a first clock signal to produce a regulating signal by which the phase rotator circuit is controlled; and an output interface configured to provide a sub-integer output signal whose frequency is responsive to the regulating signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elad Danny, Oded Katz, Run Levinger
  • Publication number: 20140280471
    Abstract: A communication channel in a network maintains client-server transparency while providing reduced bandwidth in the channel. A first and second node can communicate a compressed form of the object data between themselves in the channel. One of the first or second nodes hosts a cache database that can store, transparently to the client, the requested object data. The stored object data can be used to decompress the compressed object data communicated between the first and second node. One of the nodes can provide control signals to the other node to indicate whether the requested object data is stored in the cache database. This configuration preserves transparency between the client and the server while permitting reduced bandwidth usage between the first and second nodes via the compressed object data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DIALOGIC NETWORKS (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Benny Lavi, Tal Inbar, Ehud Bart, Oded Katz
  • Patent number: 8629708
    Abstract: A frequency quadrupler comprises a balanced topology which increases broadband odd harmonic suppression. The frequency quadrupler is constructed in a cascode configuration which is a two-stage amplifier composed of a transconductance amplifier followed by a current buffer. The cascode is constructed with common emitter (CE) and common base (CB) stages which further improves the multiplier frequency response. The cascode configuration enables a notch filter to be placed between the common emitter and common base stages to reduce 2nd harmonic generation and thereby increase 4th harmonic output power, generation efficiency and conversion gain. To cancel 4th harmonic components at the input that may destructively interfere with the output signal, capacitors are placed at the input of the common emitter stage, which in conjunction with the parasitic base wire inductance, form a notch filter to short the 4th harmonic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roee Ben-Yishay, Roi Carmon, Danny Elad, Oded Katz, Benny Sheinman
  • Publication number: 20130187714
    Abstract: A frequency quadrupler comprises a balanced topology which increases broadband odd harmonic suppression. The frequency quadrupler is constructed in a cascode configuration which is a two-stage amplifier composed of a transconductance amplifier followed by a current buffer. The cascode is constructed with common emitter (CE) and common base (CB) stages which further improves the multiplier frequency response. The cascode configuration enables a notch filter to be placed between the common emitter and common base stages to reduce 2nd harmonic generation and thereby increase 4th harmonic output power, generation efficiency and conversion gain. To cancel 4th harmonic components at the input that may destructively interfere with the output signal, capacitors are placed at the input of the common emitter stage, which in conjunction with the parasitic base wire inductance, form a notch filter to short the 4th harmonic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roee Ben-Yishay, Roi Carmon, Danny Elad, Oded Katz, Benny Sheinman
  • Patent number: 8381161
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method identifies at least one proprietary geometric figure from a plurality of geometric figures within a design data layout format file. The proprietary geometric figure in the design data layout format file may be replaced with a placeholder geometric figure. Cell names and connection names associated with the proprietary geometric figure are renamed from a netlist file that defines electrical connections between the geometric figures with obfuscating names. A modified design data layout format file may be generated that includes the placeholder geometric figure and a modified netlist file including the obfuscating names. The modified file enables IC designers to complete their design and checking activities, but inhibits reverse-engineering of the proprietary geometric & netlist data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Andersen, Oded Katz, Rina Kipnis, Lansing D. Pickup, Christopher B. Reynolds, Joseph H. Underwood