US Pat. No. 10,506,309

PARKING DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Parkifi, Inc., Englewood...

1. A parking sensor device comprising:a low-power radio transceiver,
a sensor for detecting a presence of a vehicle; and
a processor that is in communication with the low-power radio transceiver and the sensor, wherein the processor is configured to:
activate the low-power radio transceiver in response to the sensor detecting the vehicle;
communicate directly with a consumer's personal communication device using the low-power radio transceiver; and
transmit, via the low-power radio transceiver, parking data to the consumer's personal communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,991,249

RADAR-AUGMENTATION OF PARKING SPACE SENSORS

Parkifi, Inc., Englewood...

1. A system for monitoring occupancy of multiple parking spaces, the system comprising:a radar-based vehicle detector that comprises a radar antenna that has a field-of-view of a portion of a parking facility, wherein:
the portion of the parking facility comprises a first set of parking spaces of the parking facility; and
the portion of the parking facility excludes a second set of parking spaces of the parking facility;
a plurality of parking space sensors, wherein:
the plurality of parking space sensors is only installed in the second set of parking spaces;
a parking host system that communicates with the radar-based vehicle detector and the plurality of parking space sensors, wherein the parking host system is configured to:
analyze data received from the radar-based vehicle detector;
analyze data received from the plurality of parking space sensors; and
output indications of parking spaces of the parking facility that are occupied based on the analyzed data received from the radar-based vehicle detector and the data received from the plurality of parking space sensors.