US Patent No. 10,991,249

RADAR-AUGMENTATION OF PARKING SPACE SENSORS


Patent No. 10,991,249
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Radar-augmentation Of Parking Space Sensors
Inventorship Richard Reisbick, Westminster, CO (US)
Ryan Sullivan, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee Parkifi, Inc., Englewood, CO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,991,249

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.