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Giora Yahav - Related organizations: Microsoft Corporation patents, Microsoft International Holdings B.v. patents, 3dv Systems Ltd. patents

Wearable point of regard zoom camera

03/02/17 - 20170064209 - A wearable apparatus configured to acquire zoom images of a portion of an environment viewed by a user responsive to determining a point of regard of the user.
Inventors: David Cohen, David Mandelboum, Giora Yahav, Shai Mazor, Sagi Katz

Multimode depth imaging

07/14/16 - 20160205378 - An imaging system includes first and second imaging arrays separated by a fixed distance, first and second drivers, and a modulated light source. The first imaging array includes a plurality of phase-responsive pixels distributed among a plurality of intensity-responsive pixels; the modulated light source is configured to emit modulated light
Inventors: Amir Nevet, David Cohen, Giora Yahav, Dani Daniel

Eyewear-mountable eye tracking device

05/19/16 - 20160139265 - An eye movement tracking device that can be mounted to standard eyeglasses as disclosed. The device comprises an illumination source, a time-of-flight (TOF) camera and a processor. The source transmits energy within a frequency band from a location proximate to an eye of a person, such that at least a
Inventors: Giora Yahav, David Cohen, Sagi Katz

Variable resolution pixel

03/10/16 - 20160073088 - A photosensor having a plurality of light sensitive pixels each of which comprises a light sensitive region and a plurality of storage regions for accumulating photocharge generated in the light sensitive region, a transfer gate for each storage region that is selectively electrifiable to transfer photocharge from the light sensitive
Inventors: David Cohen, Erez Tadmor, Giora Yahav

Alignable user interface

01/28/16 - 20160026342 - Embodiments are disclosed that relate to interacting with a graphical user interface in a manner to facilitate hands-free operation. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method including outputting to a display device a user interface that displays graphical representations of a plurality of alignable user interface objects, each alignable
Inventors: David Cohen, Sagi Katz, Dani Daniel, Giora Yahav

Securable wearable computer interface

01/07/16 - 20160007007 - A wearable computer interface comprising a three dimensional (3D) range camera and a picture camera that image the user and a controller that process the images to identify the user and determine if the user is authorized to use the interface to access functionalities provided by a computer interfaced by
Inventors: Amir Nevet, Giora Yahav

Time-of-flight camera with guided light

01/22/15 - 20150024847 - A gaming system comprising a time-of-flight 3D camera and related method for illuminating a camera field of view and capturing return image light are disclosed herein. In one example, the time-of-flight 3D camera includes a light source configured to emit source light along an optical axis, and a collimator configured
Inventors: Asaf Pellman, David Cohan, Giora Yahav

Indirect reflection suppression in depth imaging

11/27/14 - 20140347443 - A depth-sensing method for a time-of-flight depth camera includes irradiating a subject with pulsed light of spatially alternating bright and dark features, and receiving the pulsed light reflected back from the subject onto an array of pixels. At each pixel of the array, a signal is presented that depends on
Inventors: David Cohen, Giora Yahav, Asaf Pellman, Amir Nevet, Shahram Izadi

Photosensor having enhanced sensitivity

09/18/14 - 20140267613 - A method of controlling a photosensor having adjacent light sensitive pixels in which photocharge is generated in depletion zones of the pixels by light incident on the photosensor, comprising applying voltage to gate electrodes of the photopixels so that the depletion zone of one of the pixels extends into and
Inventors: David Cohen, Shlomo Felzenstein, Eli Larry, Giora Yahav

Fast gating photosurface

08/28/14 - 20140240462 - An embodiment of the invention provides a camera comprising a photosurface having a substrate comprising photopixels and associated storage pixels and a controller that controls the photosurface to image a scene by maintaining a bias between the photopixels and their respective storage pixels at all times during an exposure period
Inventors: Shlomo Felzenshtein, Giora Yahav, Eli Larry

Laser die light source module with low inductance

06/12/14 - 20140160745 - An embodiment of the invention provides a low inductance light source module, which may have a small footprint and comprise a printed circuit board (PCB) mount having first and second conducting traces formed on a side of the PCB mount and a semiconducting light source having a first electrical contacts
Inventors: David Mandelboum, Giora Yahav, Asaf Pellman, Shlomo Felzenshtein

Gated 3d camera

06/12/14 - 20140160254 - A camera for determining distances to a scene, the camera comprising: a light source comprising a VCSEL controllable to illuminate the scene with a train of pulses of light having a characteristic spectrum; a photosurface; optics for imaging light reflected from the light pulses by the scene on the photosurface;
Inventors: Asaf Pelman, Avner Ishay Sander, Giora Yahav

Semaphore gesture for human-machine interface

08/29/13 - 20130227477 - An embodiment of the invention provides a gesture recognition system (GRS) that displays a graphical user interface in which symbols are grouped into “pods” on a display screen, and a user enters a desired symbol into a computer by selecting a pod containing the desired symbol, and then selecting the
Inventors: Giora Yahav, Uri Goren, Yuval Bahat, Omri Mendels, Bella Specktor

Ambient light alert for an image sensor

08/15/13 - 20130208091 - An image camera component and its method of operation are disclosed. The image camera component detects when ambient light within a field of view of the camera component interferes with operation of the camera component to correctly identify distances to objects within the field of view of the camera component.
Inventors: Giora Yahav, David Cohen, Guy Gilboa

3d zoom imager

07/25/13 - 20130188022 - A 3D imager comprising two cameras having fixed wide-angle and narrow angle FOVs respectively that overlap to provide an active space for the imager and a controller that determines distances to features in the active space responsive to distances provided by the cameras and a division of the active space
Inventors: Sagi Katz, Avishai Adler, Giora Yahav, David Cohen, Eli Larry, Shlomo Felzenshtein

Human-computer interface system having a 3d gaze tracker

07/11/13 - 20130178287 - An apparatus for interfacing a person with a computer, the apparatus comprising a gaze tracker having a 3D camera and a picture camera that image the person and a controller that processes images acquired by the cameras to determine a gaze direction and point of regard of the person.
Inventors: Giora Yahav

Broadband imager

07/11/13 - 20130176396 - A broadband imager, which is able to image both IR and visible light, is disclosed. In one embodiment, an IR sensitive region of an IR pixel underlies the R, G, B sensitive regions of R, G, and B visible pixels. Therefore, the IR pixel receives IR light through a same
Inventors: David Cohen, Giora Yahav

Light source package

06/13/13 - 20130147353 - A light source package for selectively interrupting power to a light source is provided. An optical element is positioned to reflect a reflected portion of the light from the light source. The reflected portion impinges upon a base that includes a roof panel with a light source side and a
Inventors: David Mandelboum, Asaf Pellman, Giora Yahav

System for controlling light enabled devices

05/23/13 - 20130131836 - A system for controlling infrared (IR) enabled devices by projecting coded IR pulses from an active illumination depth camera is described. In some embodiments, a gesture recognition system includes an active illumination depth camera such as a depth camera that utilizes time-of-flight (TOF) or structured light techniques for obtaining depth
Inventors: Sagi Katz, Avishai Adler, Giora Yahav

Combined depth filtering and super resolution

05/23/13 - 20130129224 - Systems and methods for increasing the resolution of a depth map by identifying and updating false depth pixels are described. In some embodiments, a depth pixel of the depth map is initially assigned a confidence value based on curvature values and localized contrast information. The curvature values may be generated
Inventors: Sagi Katz, Avishai Adler, Giora Yahav

Time-of-flight camera with guided light

05/09/13 - 20130116049 - A time-of-flight 3D camera and related method for illuminating a camera field of view and capturing return image light are disclosed herein. In one example, the time-of-flight 3D camera includes a light source that emits source light along an optical axis, and a collimator that receives and collimates the source
Inventors: Asaf Pellman, David Cohan, Giora Yahav

Low inductance light source module

11/15/12 - 20120287646 - An embodiment of the invention provides a low inductance light source module comprising a connector having a layer of insulating material sandwiched between first and second conducting layers and a semiconducting light source that seats in a recess extending through the first conducting layer and the insulating later and has
Inventors: David Mandelboum, David Cohen, Giora Yahav

Adaptive high dynamic range camera

11/15/12 - 20120287242 - An embodiment of the invention provides a time of flight 3D camera comprising a photosensor having a plurality of pixels that generate and accumulate photoelectrons responsive to incident light, which photosensor is tiled into a plurality of super pixels, each partitioned into a plurality of pixel groups and a controller
Inventors: Guy Gilboa, David Cohen, Giora Yahav, Eli Larry, Shlomo Felzenshtein

Illuminator with refractive optical element

09/13/12 - 20120229611 - An illumination system having a refractive optical element that compensates for dependence in irradiance of images of objects captured by a photosensor is provided. The refractive optical element may structure the light such that similar objects in the same spherical surface in the field of view of the camera have
Inventors: Asaf Pellman, David Cohen, Giora Yahav

Plural detector time-of-flight depth mapping

06/21/12 - 20120154542 - A depth-mapping method comprises exposing first and second detectors oriented along different optical axes to light dispersed from a scene, and furnishing an output responsive to a depth coordinate of a locus of the scene. The output increases with an increasing first amount of light received by the first detector
Inventors: Sagi Katz, Avishai Adler, Giora Yahav, John Tardif

Capturing gated and ungated light in the same frame on the same photosurface

06/21/12 - 20120154535 - A photosensitive surface of an image sensor, hereafter a photosurface, of a gated 3D camera is controlled to acquire both gated and ungated light in the same frame on different areas of its surface. One image capture area of the photosurface acquires gated light during a gated period while another
Inventors: Giora Yahav, Shlomo Felzenshtein, Eli Larry

3d gaze tracker

06/14/12 - 20120147328 - An embodiment of the invention provides a gaze tracker for determining a gaze vector for a person, which comprises a 3D camera that and a picture camera that image the person and a controller that processes images acquired by the cameras to determine a gaze direction and origin for the
Inventors: Giora Yahav

Light source module

06/07/12 - 20120140484 - An embodiment of the invention provides apparatus for providing light pulses comprising a light source electrically connected to a low inductance configuration of electrodes for electrically connecting the light source to a power supply.
Inventors: Avner Sander, Giora Yahav, Asaf Pellman, Shlomo Felzenshtein, Eli Larry, David Mandelboum

Identification of objects in a 3d video using non/over reflective clothing

05/10/12 - 20120114180 - A computing system generates a depth map from at least one image, detects objects in the depth map, and identifies anomalies in the objects from the depth map. Another computing system identifies at least one anomaly in an object in a depth map, and uses the anomaly to identify future
Inventors: Sagi Katz, Giora Yahav

3d vision on a chip

04/12/12 - 20120086781 - A 3D camera for determining distances to regions in a scene wherein gating or modulating apparatus for the 3D camera is incorporated on a photosurface of the camera on which light detectors of the camera are also situated. Each pixel in the photosurface may include its own pixel circuit for
Inventors: Gavriel J. Iddan, Giora Yahav

Integrated low power depth camera and projection device

03/29/12 - 20120075534 - A video projector device includes a visible light projector to project an image on a surface or object, and a visible light sensor, which can be used to obtain depth data regarding the object using a time-of-flight principle. The sensor can be a charge-coupled device which obtains color images as
Inventors: Sagi Katz, Shlomo Felzenshtein, Avishai Adler, Giora Yahav

Wide angle field of view active illumination imaging system

03/29/12 - 20120075427 - An embodiment of the invention provides an active illumination imaging system comprising a first camera and a second camera, each having an optical axis and a field of view (FOV) characterized by a view angle in a plane that contains the optical axis and wherein the optical axes of the
Inventors: Giora Yahav, David Cohen

Compartmentalizing focus area within field of view

12/22/11 - 20110310125 - A system and method are disclosed for selectively focusing on certain areas of interest within an imaged scene to gain more image detail within those areas. In general, the present system identifies areas of interest from received image data, which may for example be detected areas of movement within the
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney, John A. Tardif, John Clavin, David Cohen, Giora Yahav

Fast gating photosurface

08/04/11 - 20110187826 - An embodiment of the invention provides a camera comprising a photosurface that is electronically turned on and off to respectively initiate and terminate an exposure period of the camera at a frequency sufficiently high so that the camera can be used to determine distances to a scene that it images
Inventors: Shlomo Felzenshtein, Giora Yahav, Eli Larry

Rolling camera system

06/09/11 - 20110134222 - A 3D imaging system comprising: first and second rolling shutter photosurfaces having pixels; a first shutter operable to gate on and off the first photosurface; a light source controllable to transmit a train of light pulses to illuminate a scene; a controller that controls the first shutter to gate the
Inventors: Giora Yahav

Image sensor and a configuration for improved skew time

02/24/11 - 20110043673 - A method of providing a signal to a plurality of signal destinations configured in a planar array, the method comprising: electrically connecting all the signal destinations with at least one conducting element; and providing the signal substantially simultaneously to signal destinations substantially along the perimeter of the planar array and
Inventors: Giora Yahav, Dan Admon

Gated 3d camera

07/08/10 - 20100171813 - A camera for determining distances to a scene, the camera comprising: a light source comprising a VCSEL controllable to illuminate the scene with a train of pulses of light having a characteristic spectrum; a photosurface; optics for imaging light reflected from the light pulses by the scene on the photosurface;
Inventors: Asaf Pelman, Avner Ishay Sander, Giora Yahav

Method, device and system for imaging

03/04/10 - 20100053592 - There is provided a novel method, device and system for imaging. According to some embodiments of the present invention, a visible light image sensor array (e.g. Charge-Couple Device (“CCD”) or Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (“CMOS”)) and arranging sensor array may be arranged substantially facing the same direction and having a substantially overlapping
Inventors: Giora Yahav, David Mandelboum, Gil Zigelman

Identification of objects in a 3d video using non/over reflective clothing

09/10/09 - 20090226079 - A method includes generating a depth map from at least one image, detecting objects in the depth map, and identifying anomalies in the objects from the depth map. Another method includes identifying at least one anomaly in an object in a depth map, and using the anomaly to identify future
Inventors: Sagi Katz, Giora Yahav

Pointing device and method

07/02/09 - 20090167679 - A system and method for identifying a pointing organ or a pointing device in a field of imaging of a 3-D imaging system and for calculating a line of pointing relative to this organ or device are disclosed. The method and system may be used to enable a user to

Photogate cmos pixel for 3d cameras having reduced intra-pixel cross talk

07/02/09 - 20090166684 - A CMOS photodetector pixel formed of a substrate, an epitaxial layer above the substrate including a first region having the same polarity but a lower impurity concentration as that of the substrate, and a gate arrangement including a first gate that forms a charge accumulation region in the epitaxial layer

Dual mode depth imaging

05/21/09 - 20090128833 - Dual mode depth imaging system and method is provided, the system comprising a first and second image sensors and a processor able to switch between a first mode of depth imaging and a second mode of depth imaging according to at least one predefined threshold. The method comprising providing depth


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