US 10,444,334 B2
Controlling transmission of pulses from a sensor
Ashish Vijay Pandharipande, Eindhoven (NL); David Ricardo Caicedo Fernandez, Eindhoven (NL); and Sriram Srinivasan, Eindhoven (NL)
Assigned to SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed by SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed on Aug. 21, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/681,564.
Application 15/681,564 is a continuation of application No. 14/653,528, granted, now 9,766,327, previously published as PCT/IB2013/060906, filed on Dec. 13, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/738,542, filed on Dec. 18, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2017/0350969 A1, Dec. 7, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G01S 7/524 (2006.01); G01S 7/526 (2006.01); G01S 15/04 (2006.01); H05B 33/08 (2006.01); G01S 7/52 (2006.01); H05B 37/02 (2006.01); G01S 15/87 (2006.01)
CPC G01S 7/524 (2013.01) [G01S 7/52 (2013.01); G01S 7/526 (2013.01); G01S 15/04 (2013.01); G01S 15/87 (2013.01); H05B 33/0815 (2013.01); H05B 33/0827 (2013.01); H05B 37/0227 (2013.01); Y02B 20/346 (2013.01)] 28 Claims
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1. Apparatus for use in one of a system of sensors each having a respective receiver which receives echoed instances of pulses; the apparatus comprising:
sensing logic configured to sense a being or object in dependence on the echoed pulses received by the respective receiver from a transmitter; and
receive processing logic configured to exclude, from said sensing, instances of pulses estimated to be received from a source other than said transmitter, being excluded based on one or both of: (a) having a signal power that is low relative to a threshold, and/or (b) being received with a direction of arrival falling outside of a range of directions.