Patents by Inventor Yair Antman

Yair Antman 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: 10353075
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one deflector to deflect light from a plurality of light sources along a plurality of outbound paths, towards a plurality of regions forming a field of view while the at least one deflector is in a particular instantaneous position; control the at least one deflector such that while the at least one deflector is in the particular instantaneous position, light reflections from the field of view are received on at least one common area of the at least one deflector; and receive from each of a plurality of detectors, at least one signal indicative of light reflections from the at least one common area while the at least one deflector is in the particular instantaneous position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Oren Buskila, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Smadar David Raly, Yair Antman
  • Patent number: 10317534
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over a scan of a field of view, the field of view including a first portion and a second portion; receive on a pixel-by-pixel basis, signals from at least one sensor; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the first portion of the field of view; alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the first portion of the field of view; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the second portion of the field of view; and alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the second portion of the field of view based on the estimation of noise in the second portion of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronen Eshel, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Yair Antman
  • Patent number: 10281582
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over scans of a field of view using light from the at least one light source; control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source; receive from at least one sensor, reflections signals indicative of light reflected from objects in the field of view; determine, based on the reflections signals of an initial light emission, whether an object is located in an immediate area of the LIDAR system and within a threshold distance from the at least one light deflector, and when no object is detected in the immediate area, control the at least one light source such that an additional light emission is projected toward the immediate area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: David Elooz, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman
  • Patent number: 10222477
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: access an optical budget stored in memory, the optical budget being associated with at least one light source and defining an amount of light that is emittable in a predetermined time period by the at least one light source; receive information indicative of a platform condition for the LIDAR system; based on the received information, dynamically apportion the optical budget to a field of view of the LIDAR system based on at least two of: scanning rates, scanning patterns, scanning angles, spatial light distribution, and temporal light distribution; and output signals for controlling the at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over scanning of the field of view in accordance with the dynamically apportioned optical budget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, Nir Osiroff, Oded Yeruhami, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman
  • Publication number: 20180143324
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: access an optical budget stored in memory, the optical budget being associated with at least one light source and defining an amount of light that is emittable in a predetermined time period by the at least one light source; receive information indicative of a platform condition for the LIDAR system; based on the received information, dynamically apportion the optical budget to a field of view of the LIDAR system based on at least two of: scanning rates, scanning patterns, scanning angles, spatial light distribution, and temporal light distribution; and output signals for controlling the at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over scanning of the field of view in accordance with the dynamically apportioned optical budget.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, Nir Osiroff, Oded Yeruhami, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman
  • Publication number: 20180143305
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one deflector to deflect light from a plurality of light sources along a plurality of outbound paths, towards a plurality of regions forming a field of view while the at least one deflector is in a particular instantaneous position; control the at least one deflector such that while the at least one deflector is in the particular instantaneous position, light reflections from the field of view are received on at least one common area of the at least one deflector; and receive from each of a plurality of detectors, at least one signal indicative of light reflections from the at least one common area while the at least one deflector is in the particular instantaneous position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Oren Buskila, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Guy Zohar, Julian Vlaiko, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Smadar David Raly, Yair Antman
  • Publication number: 20180128920
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control light emission of a light source; scan a field of view by repeatedly moving at least one light deflector located in an outbound path of the light source; while the at least one deflector is in a particular instantaneous position, receive via the at least one deflector, reflections of a single light beam spot along a return path to a sensor; receive from the sensor on a beam-spot-by-beam-spot basis, signals associated with an image of each light beam-spot, wherein the sensor includes a plurality of detectors and wherein a size of each detector is smaller than the image of each light beam-spot; and determine, from signals resulting from the impingement on the plurality of detectors, at least two differing range measurements associated with the image of the single light beam-spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Omer David Keilaf, Yair Antman, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Julian Vlaiko, Oren Buskila, Oren Rosenzweig, Ronen Eshel, Smadar David Raly
  • Publication number: 20180120441
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over scans of a field of view using light from the at least one light source; control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source; receive from at least one sensor, reflections signals indicative of light reflected from objects in the field of view; determine, based on the reflections signals of an initial light emission, whether an object is located in an immediate area of the LIDAR system and within a threshold distance from the at least one light deflector, and when no object is detected in the immediate area, control the at least one light source such that an additional light emission is projected toward the immediate area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: David Elooz, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman
  • Publication number: 20180120424
    Abstract: A LIDAR system is provided. The LIDAR system comprises at least one processor configured to: control at least one light source in a manner enabling light flux to vary over a scan of a field of view, the field of view including a first portion and a second portion; receive on a pixel-by-pixel basis, signals from at least one sensor; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the first portion of the field of view; alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the first portion of the field of view; estimate noise in at least some of the signals associated with the second portion of the field of view; and alter a sensor sensitivity for reflections associated with the second portion of the field of view based on the estimation of noise in the second portion of the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronen Eshel, Amir Day, Amit Steinberg, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Omer David Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Yair Antman
  • Publication number: 20180113216
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scanning device including: a photonic emitter assembly (PTX) to emit at least one pulse of inspection photons in accordance with at least one adjustable pulse parameter, a photonic reception and detection assembly (PRX) to receive reflected photons reflected back from an object, the PRX including a detector to detect in accordance with at least one adjustable detection parameter the reflected photons and produce a detected scene signal, and a closed loop controller to: (a) control the PTX and PRX, (b) receive the detected scene signal from the detector and (c) update said at least one pulse parameter and at least one detection parameter at least partially based on a work plan derived at least partially from the detected scene signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Hanoch Kremer, Amit Steinberg, Oren Buskila, Omer Keilaf, Guy Zohar, Nir Osiroff, Ronen Eshel, Oded Yeruhami, Pavel Berman, David Elooz, Yair Antman, Julian Vlaiko
  • Publication number: 20180100928
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scanning device including a photonic emitter assembly (PTX) to emit at least one pulse of inspection photons in accordance with at least one adjustable pulse (generation) parameter, a photonic reception and detection assembly (PRX) to receive reflected photons reflected back from an object, the PRX including a dynamic detector to detect the reflected photons based on one or more adjustable detector parameter, the detector further configured to produce a detected scene signal, and a closed loop controller to control the PTX and PRX and to receive a PTX feedback and a PRX feedback, the controller further comprising a situational assessment unit to receive the detected scene signal from the detector and produce a scanning plan and update the at least one pulse parameter and at least one detector parameter at least partially based on the scanning plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Omer Keilaf, Oren Buskila, Amit Steinberg, David Elooz, Nir Osiroff, Ronen Eshel, Yair Antman, Guy Zohar, Yair Alpern, Moshe Medina, Smadar David, Pavel Berman, Oded Yeruhami, Julian Vlaiko
  • Publication number: 20180081038
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light detection and ranging (Lidar) device including a photonic pulse emitter assembly including one or more photonic emitters to generate and focus a photonic inspection pulse towards a photonic transmission (TX) path of the Lidar device, a photonic detection assembly including one or more photo sensors to receive and sense photons of a reflected photonic inspection pulses received through a receive (RX) path of the device, a photonic steering assembly located along both the TX and the RX paths and including a Complex Reflector (CR) made of an array of steerable reflectors, where a first set of steerable reflectors are part of the TX path and a second set of steerable reflectors are part of the RX path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Moshe Medina, Smadar David, Julian Vlaiko, David Elooz, Yair Antman, Oren Buskila
  • Patent number: 9163958
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for distributed sensing of a measurable parameter employing stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber. A frequency-modulated or phase-modulated light wave is transmitted into the optical fiber. A scattered light wave in the optical fiber is monitored for sensing a measurable parameter. In some embodiments, the calculating step may include calculating a distance of a sensed location along the optical fiber using the monitored time of arrival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Avinoam Zadok, Yair Antman, Luc Thevenaz
  • Publication number: 20140083197
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for distributed sensing of a measurable parameter employing stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber. A frequency-modulated or phase-modulated light wave is transmitted into the optical fiber. A scattered light wave in the optical fiber is monitored for sensing a measurable parameter. In some embodiments, the calculating step may include calculating a distance of a sensed location along the optical fiber using the monitored time of arrival.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Avinoam Zadok, Yair Antman, Luc Thevenaz