Imaging system for detecting vehicle and human movement

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7696903
APP PUB NO 20070290886A1
SERIAL NO

11609669

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A traffic system for alerting a driver of a vehicle to a traffic sign includes a sensor and a control unit. The sensor may be an image sensor and the control unit may comprise a graphic processing unit (GPU) to detect the optical flow of objects in the captured images so as to distinguish moving vehicles from non-moving objects. The speed of vehicles may be detected such that the system may (1) activate lights to warn a driver if he is traveling too fast or (2) display the speed to either the driver or a police officer. The system may also be implemented and used as a geographic border monitoring system.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENTEX CORPORATIONZEELAND, MI740

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bauer, Frederick T Holland, US 78 7522
Stam, Joseph S Holland, US 103 9776
Steel, Robert Coventry, GB 5 164

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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TRANSCORE ITS, LLC (1)
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NEC CORPORATION (1)
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Kustom Signals, Inc. (1)
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HOCHSTEIN - EXECUTOR/LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE, MARIE B. (1)
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Top Notch Manufacturing Company (1)
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International Road Dynamics Inc. (1)
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HONDA ELESYS CO., LTD. (1)
* 6570998 Vehicle area detecting apparatus and vehicle area determining method 38 1999
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (2)
* 8004425 Blind spot detection system and method using preexisting vehicular imaging devices 4 2009
* 2010/0073,480 BLIND SPOT DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING PREEXISTING VEHICULAR IMAGING DEVICES 13 2009
 
RUBBER PATENTS, S.L. (1)
* 2010/0102,991 PEDESTRIAN CROSSING WITH PRESENCE DETECTOR AND WARNING 3 2008
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
* 8548202 Moving object detecting device, moving object detecting method, and computer program 0 2010
* 2010/0290,672 MOVING OBJECT DETECTING DEVICE, MOVING OBJECT DETECTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM 2 2010
 
Speed Information (3)
9000946 Detecting traffic 2 2010
9361799 Detecting traffic 0 2014
9245444 Detecting traffic 0 2015
 
SAFETY TRAFFIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. (1)
* 2013/0181,849 LUMINOUS TRAFFIC SIGN PLATE WITH SPEED DETECTING AND WARNING FUNCTION 0 2012
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
* 8433479 Adaptive front-lighting system with fuzzy logic control 1 2011
* 2012/0203,432 Adaptive Front-Lighting System with Fuzzy Logic Control 6 2011
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (1)
8620032 System and method for traffic signal detection 7 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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