Advanced Warning Lighting Systems and Methods for Motorcycle Helmets

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United States of America

APP PUB NO 20200029642A1
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16427175

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An advanced warning light system in a motorcycle has a brake light comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) wherein each LED is configured to illuminate a first color when a motorcycle brake is depressed and wherein only a subset of LEDs are configured to illuminate when the motorcycle is decelerating not in response to the brake being depressed. The system further has a controller area network (CAN) bus for transmitting messages, at least one controller configured for monitoring operations of a motorcycle, the at least one controller further configured for transmitting a message on the CAN bus when a monitored operation occurs on the motorcycle, the message comprising data indicating that the vehicle is slowing down, and a CAN bus interface configured to receive the message from the CAN bus and determine if the brake is being depressed or if the motorcycle is slowing down not in response to the brake being depressed, the CAN bus interface configured to transmit a message to illuminate all LEDs on the brake light if the brake is being depressed and configured to transmit a message to illuminate only the subset of LEDs on the brake light if the motorcycle is slowing down for a reason other than the brake being depressed. Additionally, the system has a processor configured for receiving the message from the CAN bus interface, the processor further configured for illuminating the brake light or a subset of the LEDs on the brake light based upon the message received to indicate to a driver following the motorcycle that the motorcycle is slowing down.

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KINNEY ASWD HOLDING COMPANY LLCMADISON AL

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kinney, Gary Wayne Madison, US 3 0

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