US Patent No. 10,444,334

CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION OF PULSES FROM A SENSOR


Patent No. 10,444,334
Issue Date October 15, 2019
Title Controlling Transmission Of Pulses From A Sensor
Inventorship Ashish Vijay Pandharipande, Eindhoven (NL)
David Ricardo Caicedo Fernandez, Eindhoven (NL)
Sriram Srinivasan, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,444,334

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.