Patents by Inventor Uri Kinrot

Uri Kinrot 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: 20190056315
    Abstract: A compact spectrometer system comprising a light source and a spectrometer module and methods of using a spectrometer to determine information related to a property of a mixture are provided. One or more light sources are used to direct light into a mixture. One or more spectrometer modules are used to receive light from a mixture. One or more spectra are measured in response to the received light. A property of the mixture is determined in response to measured spectra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Uri KINROT, Damian GOLDRING, Sagee ROSEN, Omer KEILAF, Oren BUSKILA, Eli ZLATKIN, Idan BAKISH, Liron Nunez WEISSMAN, Assaf CARMI, Mor WILK, Elyaqim Oster OSTER
  • Publication number: 20190041265
    Abstract: An improved compact spectrometer system comprising an improved spatially variable filter is disclosed herein. A spatially variable filter may be configured to have a plurality of different transmission profiles at different locations of the filter, to spectrally separate light incident on the filter. The spatially variable filter may comprise a plurality of different filter regions having different transmission profiles, and a plurality of similar filter regions comprising similar transmission profiles. The spatially variable filter may be optically coupled to a detector comprising a plurality of detector elements configured to measure the intensity of light. The measurement data generated by the plurality of detector elements coupled to the plurality of similar filter regions can be used to determine a spatial variation on incident light intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Sagee ROSEN, Uri KINROT
  • Publication number: 20190033130
    Abstract: A hand held spectrometer is used to illuminate the object and measure the one or more spectra. The spectral data of the object can be used to determine one or more attributes of the object. In many embodiments, the spectrometer is coupled to a database of spectral information that can be used to determine the attributes of the object. The spectrometer system may comprise a hand held communication device coupled to a spectrometer, in which the user can input and receive data related to the measured object with the hand held communication device. The embodiments disclosed herein allow many users to share object data with many people, in order to provide many people with actionable intelligence in response to spectral data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Damian GOLDRING, Dror SHARON, Guy BRODETZKI, Amit RUF, Menahem KAPLAN, Sagee ROSEN, Omer KEILAF, Uri KINROT, Kai ENGELHARDT, Ittai NIR, Nitzan WAISBERG, Dana COHEN BAR-ON
  • Publication number: 20190033132
    Abstract: A spectrometer comprises a plurality of isolated optical channels comprising a plurality of isolated optical paths. The isolated optical paths decrease cross-talk among the optical paths and allow the spectrometer to have a decreased length with increased resolution. In many embodiments, the isolated optical paths comprise isolated parallel optical paths that allow the length of the device to be decreased substantially. In many embodiments, each isolated optical path extends from a filter of a filter array, through a lens of a lens array, through a channel of a support array, to a region of a sensor array. Each region of the sensor array comprises a plurality of sensor elements in which a location of the sensor element corresponds to the wavelength of light received based on an angle of light received at the location, the focal length of the lens and the central wavelength of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Damian GOLDRING, Dror SHARON, Guy BRODETZKI, Amit RUF, Menahem KAPLAN, Sagee ROSEN, Omer KEILAF, Uri KINROT, Kai ENGELHARDT, Ittai NIR
  • Publication number: 20190011313
    Abstract: A protective sheath having a closed end and an open end is sized to receive a hand held spectrometer. The spectrometer can be placed in the sheath to calibrate the spectrometer and to measure samples. In a calibration orientation, an optical head of the spectrometer can be oriented toward the closed end of the sheath where a calibration material is located. In a measurement orientation, the optical head of the spectrometer can be oriented toward the open end of the sheath in order to measure a sample. To change the orientation, the spectrometer can be removed from the sheath container and placed in the sheath container with the calibration orientation or the measurement orientation. Accessory container covers can be provided and placed on the open end of the sheath with samples placed therein in order to provide improved measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Damian GOLDRING, Dror SHARON, Guy BRODETZKI, Sagee ROSEN, Omer KEILAF, Uri KINROT, Ittai NIR, Nitzan WAISBERG, Ofer RACHMAN, Assaf CARMI
  • Patent number: 10088647
    Abstract: A MEMS auto focus miniature camera module includes an image sensor and an optical train including at least one movable lens and one or more fixed lenses or fixed lens groups on either side of the movable lens. The movable lens provides an auto focus feature of the camera module. A MEMS actuator translates the movable lens through an auto focus range to adjust focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation
    Inventors: Ariel Lipson, Uri Kinrot, Dalit Bahar, Moshe Kriman, Moshe Levy, Ocie Ward, Mark Harland
  • Patent number: 10066990
    Abstract: An improved compact spectrometer system comprising an improved spatially variable filter is disclosed herein. A spatially variable filter may be configured to have a plurality of different transmission profiles at different locations of the filter, to spectrally separate light incident on the filter. The spatially variable filter may comprise a plurality of different filter regions having different transmission profiles, and a plurality of similar filter regions comprising similar transmission profiles. The spatially variable filter may be optically coupled to a detector comprising a plurality of detector elements configured to measure the intensity of light. The measurement data generated by the plurality of detector elements coupled to the plurality of similar filter regions can be used to determine a spatial variation on incident light intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VERIFOOD, LTD.
    Inventors: Sagee Rosen, Uri Kinrot
  • Publication number: 20180238735
    Abstract: An improved compact spectrometer system comprising a spatially variable detector and/or a spatially variable light source is disclosed. The spatially variable detector can comprise a first plurality of similar spaced apart detector regions having similar detectable wavelength ranges and a second plurality of different spaced apart detector regions having different detectable wavelength ranges that are different from the similar detectable wavelength ranges. The spatially variable light source can comprise a first plurality of similar spaced apart lighting regions emitting light of similar detectable wavelength ranges and a second plurality of different spaced apart lighting regions emitting light of different detectable wavelength ranges that are different from the similar detectable wavelength ranges. The disparity in measured light intensity along the spatially variable detector and the disparity in emitted light intensity along the spatially variable light source can be determined and adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sagee ROSEN, Uri KINROT
  • Publication number: 20180188110
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing an improved Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI)-based spectrometer are disclosed herein. The improved FPI-based spectrometer may comprise one or more of a variety of improvements to allow improved sensitivity while retaining high spectral resolution, to limit the susceptibility to stray light, and to limit the degradation in performance due to temporal instabilities in the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Damian GOLDRING, Elad HEIMAN, Idan BAKISH, Ittai NIR, Sagee ROSEN, Uri KINROT
  • Publication number: 20180180481
    Abstract: A spectrometer comprises a plurality of isolated optical channels comprising a plurality of isolated optical paths. The isolated optical paths decrease cross-talk among the optical paths and allow the spectrometer to have a decreased length with increased resolution. In many embodiments, the isolated optical paths comprise isolated parallel optical paths that allow the length of the device to be decreased substantially. In many embodiments, each isolated optical path extends from a filter of a filter array, through a lens of a lens array, through a channel of a support array, to a region of a sensor array. Each region of the sensor array comprises a plurality of sensor elements in which a location of the sensor element corresponds to the wavelength of light received based on an angle of light received at the location, the focal length of the lens and the central wavelength of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Damian GOLDRING, Dror SHARON, Guy BRODETZKI, Amit RUF, Menahem KAPLAN, Sagee ROSEN, Omer KEILAF, Uri KINROT, Kai ENGELHARDT, Ittai NIR
  • Publication number: 20180180478
    Abstract: A hand held spectrometer is used to illuminate the object and measure the one or more spectra. The spectral data of the object can be used to determine one or more attributes of the object. In many embodiments, the spectrometer is coupled to a database of spectral information that can be used to determine the attributes of the object. The spectrometer system may comprise a hand held communication device coupled to a spectrometer, in which the user can input and receive data related to the measured object with the hand held communication device. The embodiments disclosed herein allow many users to share object data with many people, in order to provide many people with actionable intelligence in response to spectral data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Damian GOLDRING, Dror Sharon, Guy Brodetzki, Amit Ruf, Menahem Kaplan, Sagee Rosen, Omer Keilaf, Uri Kinrot, Kai Engelhardt, Ittai Nir, Nitzan Waisberg, Dana Cohen Bar-On
  • Publication number: 20180172510
    Abstract: A system for analyzing food in a kitchen appliance for one or more of identifying the food, determining nutritional information of the food, and/or monitoring the readiness status of the food. The system may comprise a spectrometer apparatus integrated with the kitchen appliance such as an oven, or spaced apart from the kitchen appliance. The system may comprise a compound parabolic concentrator or a concentrating lens coupled to a spectrometer module and an illumination module of the apparatus. The system may comprise a respective compound parabolic concentrator or a concentrating lens coupled to each of the spectrometer module and illumination module for analyzing food at close range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Sagee Rosen, Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Uri Kinrot, Idan Bakish, Ittai Nir
  • Publication number: 20180143073
    Abstract: A spectrometer system may be used to determine one or more spectra of an object, and the one or more spectra may be associated with one or more attributes of the object that are relevant to the user. While the spectrometer system can take many forms, in many instances the system comprises a spectrometer and a processing device in communication with the spectrometer and with a remote server, wherein the spectrometer is physically integrated with an apparatus. The apparatus may have a function different than that of the spectrometer, such as a consumer appliance or device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Sagee Rosen, Ittai Nir, Uri Kinrot, Omer Keilaf, Guy Brodetzki, Assaf Carmi, Oren Buskila
  • Publication number: 20180136042
    Abstract: A handheld spectrometer can be configured with a visible aiming beam to allow the user to determine the measured region of the object. When the visible aiming beam comprises the spectrometer measurement beam, the spectrometer measurement beam comprises sufficient energy for the user to see the measurement beam illuminating the object. When the visible aiming beam comprises a separate beam, the visible aiming beam comprises sufficient energy for the user to see a portion of the aiming beam reflected from the object. The visible aiming beam and measurement beam can be arranged to at least partially overlap on the sample, such that the user has an indication of the area of the sample being measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Sagee Rosen, Ittai Nir, Uri Kinrot, Omer Keilaf, Guy Brodetzki, Amir Levy, Elad Heiman, Idan Bakish
  • Publication number: 20180120155
    Abstract: A hand held spectrometer is used to illuminate the object and measure the one or more spectra. The spectral data of the object can be used to determine one or more attributes of the object. In many embodiments, the spectrometer is coupled to a database of spectral information that can be used to determine the attributes of the object. The spectrometer system may comprise a hand held communication device coupled to a spectrometer, in which the user can input and receive data related to the measured object with the hand held communication device. The embodiments disclosed herein allow many users to share object data with many people, in order to provide many people with actionable intelligence in response to spectral data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Sagee Rosen, Idan Bakish, Uri Kinrot
  • Patent number: 9952098
    Abstract: A spectrometer comprises a plurality of isolated optical channels comprising a plurality of isolated optical paths. The isolated optical paths decrease cross-talk among the optical paths and allow the spectrometer to have a decreased length with increased resolution. In many embodiments, the isolated optical paths comprise isolated parallel optical paths that allow the length of the device to be decreased substantially. In many embodiments, each isolated optical path extends from a filter of a filter array, through a lens of a lens array, through a channel of a support array, to a region of a sensor array. Each region of the sensor array comprises a plurality of sensor elements in which a location of the sensor element corresponds to the wavelength of light received based on an angle of light received at the location, the focal length of the lens and the central wavelength of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: VERIFOOD, LTD.
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Guy Brodetzki, Amit Ruf, Menahem Kaplan, Sagee Rosen, Omer Keilaf, Uri Kinrot, Kai Engelhardt, Ittai Nir
  • Patent number: 9939318
    Abstract: A protective sheath having a closed end and an open end is sized to receive a hand held spectrometer. The spectrometer can be placed in the sheath to calibrate the spectrometer and to measure samples. In a calibration orientation, an optical head of the spectrometer can be oriented toward the closed end of the sheath where a calibration material is located. In a measurement orientation, the optical head of the spectrometer can be oriented toward the open end of the sheath in order to measure a sample. To change the orientation, the spectrometer can be removed from the sheath container and placed in the sheath container with the calibration orientation or the measurement orientation. Accessory container covers can be provided and placed on the open end of the sheath with samples placed therein in order to provide improved measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: VERIFOOD, LTD.
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Guy Brodetzki, Sagee Rosen, Omer Keilaf, Uri Kinrot, Ittai Nir, Nitzan Waisberg, Ofer Rachman, Assaf Carmi
  • Patent number: 9933305
    Abstract: A hand held spectrometer is used to illuminate the object and measure the one or more spectra. The spectral data of the object can be used to determine one or more attributes of the object. In many embodiments, the spectrometer is coupled to a database of spectral information that can be used to determine the attributes of the object. The spectrometer system may comprise a hand held communication device coupled to a spectrometer, in which the user can input and receive data related to the measured object with the hand held communication device. The embodiments disclosed herein allow many users to share object data with many people, in order to provide many people with actionable intelligence in response to spectral data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VERIFOOD, LTD.
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Guy Brodetzki, Amit Ruf, Menahem Kaplan, Sagee Rosen, Omer Keilaf, Uri Kinrot, Kai Engelhardt, Ittai Nir, Nitzan Waisberg, Dana Cohen Bar-On
  • Publication number: 20180067278
    Abstract: A MEMS auto focus miniature camera module includes an image sensor and an optical train including at least one movable lens and one or more fixed lenses or fixed lens groups on either side of the movable lens. The movable lens provides an auto focus feature of the camera module. A MEMS actuator translates the movable lens through an auto focus range to adjust focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ariel LIPSON, Uri KINROT, Dalit BAHAR, Moshe KRIMAN, Moshe LEVY, Ocie WARD, Mark HARLAND
  • Publication number: 20180003558
    Abstract: A protective sheath having a closed end and an open end is sized to receive a hand held spectrometer. The spectrometer can be placed in the sheath to calibrate the spectrometer and to measure samples. In a calibration orientation, an optical head of the spectrometer can be oriented toward the closed end of the sheath where a calibration material is located. In a measurement orientation, the optical head of the spectrometer can be oriented toward the open end of the sheath in order to measure a sample. To change the orientation, the spectrometer can be removed from the sheath container and placed in the sheath container with the calibration orientation or the measurement orientation. Accessory container covers can be provided and placed on the open end of the sheath with samples placed therein in order to provide improved measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon, Guy Brodetzki, Sagee Rosen, Omer Keilaf, Uri Kinrot, Ittai Nir, Nitzan Waisberg, Ofer Rachman, Assaf Carmi