Patents by Inventor Yosi Wolf

Yosi Wolf 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: 9709847
    Abstract: A backlight layer to be operatively coupled with an LCD panel, the backlight layer comprising: an illumination source configured to illuminate the LCD panel; a dual-mode infrared filter configured to filter an infrared spectrum of light emanating from the illumination source, wherein: when the dual-mode infrared filter is in an enabled mode, the dual-mode infrared filter is positioned in the path of the light emanating from the illumination source and before the light reaches the LCD panel, thereby filtering an infrared spectrum of the light, and when the dual-mode infrared filter is in a disabled mode, the dual-mode infrared filter is positioned out of the path of light emanating from the illumination source, thereby allowing a complete spectrum of the light to reach the LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ROBO-TEAM DEFENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Yosi Wolf, Mor Rotbart, Mark Vaynberg, Elad Levy, Gregory Heifets
  • Publication number: 20170174278
    Abstract: A drive system for a vehicle is disclosed. The drive system has a track supported by pulleys; at least one wheel, disposed near an end of the track; and at least one flipper. The at least one flipper has at least one of a flipper track supported by flipper pulleys and a flipper wheel. A diameter of the at least one wheel is larger than a combined diameter of: each of the pulleys of the track and twice a thickness of the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Yosi WOLF, Elad LEVY, Mor ROTBART
  • Patent number: 9586633
    Abstract: A ground robot having a main body, two opposing drive systems, a flipper disposed distal to the main body, and a front wheel and a rear wheel, both disposed substantially parallel to the vertical plane and between the inner track and the flipper. The main body has a sagittal plane and two opposing lateral sides. Each drive system having an inner track disposed proximal to the main body. The inner track extends along a corresponding lateral side of the two opposing lateral sides and substantially parallel to a vertical plane of the main body, and is supported by a plurality of inner pulleys. The flipper extending along the corresponding lateral side and substantially parallel to the vertical plane. The flipper has a flipper body, an outer track, and a plurality of outer pulleys supporting the outer track. The diameter of the front wheel and the rear wheel of each of the opposing drive systems ranges between 1.2 to 1.3 times of a diameter of the inner track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROBO-TEAM DEFENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy, Mor Rotbart
  • Publication number: 20160096562
    Abstract: A ground robot having a main body, two opposing drive systems, a flipper disposed distal to the main body, and a front wheel and a rear wheel, both disposed substantially parallel to the vertical plane and between the inner track and the flipper. The main body has a sagittal plane and two opposing lateral sides. Each drive system having an inner track disposed proximal to the main body. The inner track extends along a corresponding lateral side of the two opposing lateral sides and substantially parallel to a vertical plane of the main body, and is supported by a plurality of inner pulleys. The flipper extending along the corresponding lateral side and substantially parallel to the vertical plane. The flipper has a flipper body, an outer track, and a plurality of outer pulleys supporting the outer track. The diameter of the front wheel and the rear wheel of each of the opposing drive systems ranges between 1.2 to 1.3 times of a diameter of the inner track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy, Mor Rotbart
  • Patent number: 9248875
    Abstract: A driving flipper with a robotic arm and a method for protecting the robotic arm. A robotic platform having a main frame and at least one obstacle climbing flipper with a robotic arm. The robotic arm has a folded mode substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the obstacle climbing flipper. The robotic arm has an operational mode protruding away from the longitudinal axis in an angle of at least 45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy, Itamar Borowitz, Daniel Cantor, Yehonatan Asher, Mor Rotbart, Mark Vaynberg
  • Patent number: 9227654
    Abstract: A ground robot having a main body, two opposing drive systems, a flipper disposed distal to the main body, and a front wheel and a rear wheel, both disposed substantially parallel to the vertical plane and between the inner track and the flipper. The main body has a sagittal plane and two opposing lateral sides. Each drive system having an inner track disposed proximal to the main body. The inner track extends along a corresponding lateral side of the two opposing lateral sides and substantially parallel to a vertical plane of the main body, and is supported by a plurality of inner pulleys. The flipper extending along the corresponding lateral side and substantially parallel to the vertical plane. The flipper has a flipper body, an outer track, and a plurality of outer pulleys supporting the outer track. The diameter of the front wheel and the rear wheel of each of the opposing drive systems ranges between 1.2 to 1.3 times of a diameter of the inner track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy, Mor Rotbart
  • Publication number: 20150346525
    Abstract: A backlight layer to be operatively coupled with an LCD panel, the backlight layer comprising: an illumination source configured to illuminate the LCD panel; a dual-mode infrared filter configured to filter an infrared spectrum of light emanating from the illumination source, wherein: when the dual-mode infrared filter is in an enabled mode, the dual-mode infrared filter is positioned in the path of the light emanating from the illumination source and before the light reaches the LCD panel, thereby filtering an infrared spectrum of the light, and when the dual-mode infrared filter is in a disabled mode, the dual-mode infrared filter is positioned out of the path of light emanating from the illumination source, thereby allowing a complete spectrum of the light to reach the LCD panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Yosi Wolf, Mor Rotbart, Mark Vaynberg, Elad Levy, Gregory Heifets
  • Patent number: 9120412
    Abstract: A carrying autonomous vehicle system, comprising: a carrying autonomous vehicle and at least one carried autonomous vehicle. The carrying autonomous vehicle has a main frame and at least one flipper. The carried autonomous vehicle uses at least one flipper to load and/or unload at least one carried autonomous vehicle on the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Cantor, Yehonatan Asher, Mor Rotbart, Mark Vaynberg, Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy
  • Publication number: 20150210327
    Abstract: A ground robot having a main body, two opposing drive systems, a flipper disposed distal to the main body, and a front wheel and a rear wheel, both disposed substantially parallel to the vertical plane and between the inner track and the flipper. The main body has a sagittal plane and two opposing lateral sides. Each drive system having an inner track disposed proximal to the main body. The inner track extends along a corresponding lateral side of the two opposing lateral sides and substantially parallel to a vertical plane of the main body, and is supported by a plurality of inner pulleys. The flipper extending along the corresponding lateral side and substantially parallel to the vertical plane. The flipper has a flipper body, an outer track, and a plurality of outer pulleys supporting the outer track. The diameter of the front wheel and the rear wheel of each of the opposing drive systems ranges between 1.2 to 1.3 times of a diameter of the inner track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy, Mor Rotbart
  • Patent number: 9056638
    Abstract: A tracked platform, comprising: a main frame having a bottom side and a top side; a plurality of driving wheels mounted on said main frame; a continuous track mounted on said driving wheels; wherein a distance between said continuous track and said bottom side is between 20% and 45% of said driving wheel diameter and said bottom side is essentially concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Cantor, Yehonatan Asher, Mor Rotbart, Mark Vaynberg, Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy
  • Publication number: 20150153112
    Abstract: There is provided, in accordance with an embodiment, a ground robot comprising: a mounting bracket configured for mounting of electronic equipment of the ground robot; a heat conduction device configured to evacuate heat from the electronic equipment to the environment, said heat conduction device comprising: a flexible heat-resistant sheet; a heat-conducting sheet wrapped at least partially around said flexible heat-resistant sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Heifets, Daniel Cantor, Mark Vaynberg, Eli Shukrun, Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy
  • Publication number: 20140060943
    Abstract: A tracked platform, comprising: a main frame having a bottom side and a top side; a plurality of driving wheels mounted on said main frame; a continuous track mounted on said driving wheels; wherein a distance between said continuous track and said bottom side is between 20% and 45% of said driving wheel diameter and said bottom side is essentially concave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel CANTOR, Yehonatan Asher, Mor Rotbart, Mark Vaynberg, Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy
  • Publication number: 20130338825
    Abstract: A carrying autonomous vehicle system, comprising: a carrying autonomous vehicle and at least one carried autonomous vehicle. The carrying autonomous vehicle has a main frame and at least one flipper. The carried autonomous vehicle uses at least one flipper to load and/or unload at least one carried autonomous vehicle on the main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel CANTOR, Yehonatan ASHER, Mor ROTBART, Mark VAYNBERG, Yosi WOLF, Elad LEVY
  • Patent number: 8605993
    Abstract: A method of merging a plurality of disparity maps. The method comprises calculating a plurality of disparity maps each from images captured by another of a plurality of pairs of image sensors having stereoscopic fields of view (SFOVs) with at least one overlapping portion, the SFOVs covering a scene with a plurality of objects, identifying at least one of the plurality of objects in the at least one overlapping portion, the at least one object being mapped in each the disparity map, calculating accuracy of disparity values depicting the object in each the disparity map, merging depth data from the plurality of disparity maps according to the accuracy so as to provide a combined depth map wherein disparity values of the object are calculated according to one of the plurality of disparity maps, and outputting the depth data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gusis, Yosi Wolf, Elad Levy, Ruthy Katz
  • Publication number: 20130270017
    Abstract: A driving flipper with a robotic arm and a method for protecting the robotic arm. A robotic platform having a main frame and at least one obstacle climbing flipper with a robotic arm. The robotic arm has a folded mode substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the obstacle climbing flipper. The robotic arm has an operational mode protruding away from the longitudinal axis in an angle of at least 45 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Robo-Team Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi WOLF, Elad Levy, Itamar Borowitz, Daniel Cantor, Yehonatan Asher, Mor Rotbart, Mark Vaynberg
  • Publication number: 20130129194
    Abstract: A method of merging a plurality of disparity maps. The method comprises calculating a plurality of disparity maps each from images captured by another of a plurality of pairs of image sensors having stereoscopic fields of view (SFOVs) with at least one overlapping portion, the SFOVs covering a scene with a plurality of objects, identifying at least one of the plurality of objects in the at least one overlapping portion, the at least one object being mapped in each the disparity map, calculating accuracy of disparity values depicting the object in each the disparity map, merging depth data from the plurality of disparity maps according to the accuracy so as to provide a combined depth map wherein disparity values of the object are calculated according to one of the plurality of disparity maps, and outputting the depth data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Robo-team Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim GUSIS, Yosi WOLF, Elad LEVY, Ruthy KATZ
  • Patent number: 8352072
    Abstract: The invention is a system that is integrated with an existing robotic system in order to extend its observation, surveillance, and navigational capabilities. The system comprises: a sensor module comprising imaging and other types of sensors that is attached to the robotic device of the robotic system and a system control station comprising a communication link to the robot control station of the existing robotic system. Both the system control station and the sensor module comprise processing units that are configured to work in complete harmony. These processing units are each supplied with software that enables using information supplied by the sensors and other components in the sensor module to provide the robotic systems with many advanced capabilities that could not be achieves prior to attachment of the sensor module to the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Wave Group Ltd., O.D.F. Optronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ehud Gal, Gennadiy Berinsky, Yosi Wolf
  • Publication number: 20110035054
    Abstract: The invention is a system that is integrated with an existing robotic system in order to extend its observation, surveillance, and navigational capabilities. The system comprises: a sensor module comprising imaging and other types of sensors that is attached to the robotic device of the robotic system and a system control station comprising a communication link to the robot control station of the existing robotic system. Both the system control station and the sensor module comprise processing units that are configured to work in complete harmony. These processing units are each supplied with software that enables using information supplied by the sensors and other components in the sensor module to provide the robotic systems with many advanced capabilities that could not be achieves prior to attachment of the sensor module to the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicants: WAVE GROUP LTD., O.D.F. OPTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ehud Gal, Gennadiy Berinsky, Yosi Wolf
  • Publication number: 20100179691
    Abstract: The present invention is a robotic mobile platform vehicle that can be thrown into hostile or hazardous environments for gathering information and transmitting that information to a remotely located control station and a system comprising the robotic mobile platform. The system of the invention is adapted to provide it's operator with significant information without being exposed directly to actual or potential danger. One of the key features of the invention is that at least four imaging assemblies are mounted on the robotic platform and that the system has the processing ability to stitch the views taken by the four imaging devices together into an Omni-directional image, allowing simultaneous viewing of a 360 degree field of view surrounding the mobile platform. Another feature is that the system comprises a touch screen GUI and the robotic mobile platform is equipped with processing means and appropriate software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicants: WAVE GROUP LTD., O.D.F. OPTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ehud Gal, Gennadiy Berinsky, Yosi Wolf