Recent Patents in Signal Processing (August 2014) – Passive radar systems and related signal processing methods

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Recent Patents in Signal Processing (August 2014) – Passive radar systems and related signal processing methods

For our August 2014 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of passive radar systems. The section below covers patents granted recently for passive radar related signal processing methods focusing on activity detection, sport monitoring, radar based surveillance, object detection and tracking.

Number: 8,779,966
Title:  Remote interrogation for detection of activity or living organisms inside electronically conductive containers  
Inventors: F. Mohamadi, M. Oijala, P. Strauch
Issued: July 15, 2014
Assignee: Tialinx, Inc. (Irvine, CA)

Number: 8,771,148
Title: Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment  
Inventors: S. Balakrishnan, S. Holmes and A.B.Weast
Issued: July 8, 2014
Assignee: Nike Inc. (Beaverton, OR, USA)

Number: 8,768,611
Title: Object detection and position determination by reflected global navigation satellite system signals
Inventors: Y.G. Sosulin, D.V. Tatarnikov
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. (Livermore, CA)

Number: 8,754,811
Title: Digital beamforming phased array  
Inventors: Uscinowicz; Michael (Hainesport, NJ), Tanjutco; Fred (Cherry Hill, NJ), Heruska; William (Edison, NJ)
Issued: June 17, 2014
Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)

Number: 8,730,087
Title: Passive radar for presence and motion detection
Inventors: A. Filippi, B. Nair, S. Kumar, W.F. Pasveer, T.M.J. van Berkel
Issued: May 20, 2014
Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Eindhoven, NL)

Number: 8,718,674
Title: Method for locating a source by multi-channel estimation of the TDOA and FDOA of its multipath components with or without AOA
Inventors: C. Germond, A. Ferreol
Issued: May 6, 2014
Assignee: THALES (Neuilly sur Seine, FR)

Number: 8,712,098
Title: Method and system for detecting target objects
Inventors: A. Bodenmueller
Issued: April 29, 2014
Assignee: Eads Deutschland GmbH (Ottobrunn, DE)

Number: 8,704,699
Title: Dipole based decoy system
Inventors: C.E. Geswender
Issued:
April 22, 2014
Assignee: Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)

Number: 8,672,810
Title: Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment  
Inventors: J. Molyneux, A.B. Weast, B.S. Burroughs
Issued: March 18, 2014
Assignee: NIKE, Inc. (Beaverton, OR)

Number: 8,659,477
Title: Base station device and distance measuring method
Inventors: T. Fukagawa, Y. Kimura, Y. Nakagawa, H. Mukai
Issued: February 25, 2014
Assignee: Panasonic Corporation (Osaka, JP)

Number: 8,654,007
Title: Multi-target data processing for multi-static and multi-channel passive radars  
Inventors: S. Allam, E. De Gramont, W. Greverie, J-C. Deltour, M. Klein
Issued: February 18, 2014
Assignee: Thales (FR)

Number: 8,643,534
Title: System for sensing aircraft and other objects
Inventors: J. Margolin
Issued: February 4, 2014

If you have an interesting patent to share when we next feature patents related to passive radar signal processing, or if you are especially interested in a signal processing research field that you would want to be highlighted in this section, please send email to Csaba Benedek (benedek.csaba AT sztaki DOT mta DOT hu).

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