US Patent No: 5,235,316

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Vehicle collision avoidance system

1 Status Updates

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

The collision avoidance system includes structure mountable at the side mirror position of a vehicle. The system includes a rotatable mirror and an ultrasonic transmitting and receiving unit which is adaptable to scan a predetermined area about the vehicle to detect the presence of an object and to calculate its distance from the vehicle. If the distance and speed are determined to pose a threat, the distance is placed on a display and an alarm is sounded. Two displays are provided, one for the forward end of the vehicle and another for the rear end of the vehicle. The system operates when the vehicle is moving forwardly and rearwardly. Also, when the vehicle is not moving, the presence of a potential intruder is also monitored and the system can actuate an anti-theft alarm of the vehicle. Further, the system can be programmed by a plurality of operators to particular distances, with the system discerning which operator is driving and automatically using that operator's input.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

  • Assignment data not available. Check PTO

International Classification(s)

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Qualizza, Gregory K 7335 W. 80th St., Bridgeview, IL 60455 4 174

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,694,295 Vehicle blind spot detector 152 1986
* 5,059,946 Ultrasonic obstacle detector 33 1989
* 4,943,796 Rear view mirror mounted reversing distance sensor 126 1989
 
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 4,674,073 Reflective object detecting apparatus 26 1986
 
Nippondenso Co., Ltd. (1)
* 4,490,716 Ultrasonic distance detector 24 1981
 
NIPPON SOKEN, INC. (1)
* 4,618,948 Apparatus for detecting obstructions behind vehicle 11 1983
 
CATERPILLAR INDUSTRIAL INC. (1)
* 4,849,731 Scanning obstacle detection apparatus 41 1988
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
YAZAKI CORPORATION (1)
* 6,714,139 Periphery monitoring device for motor vehicle and recording medium containing program for determining danger of collision for motor vehicle 38 2001
 
VALEO SCHALTER UND SENSOREN GMBH (2)
* 8,289,141 Auxiliary system for motor vehicles 0 2007
* 2009/0322,501 Auxiliary System for Motor Vehicles 0 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (18)
* 5,436,835 Motor vehicle collision avoidance method and means 21 1994
* 5,627,510 Vehicular safety distance alarm system 58 1994
* 5,583,495 Vehicle alarm system 40 1995
5,983,161 GPS vehicle collision avoidance warning and control system and method 440 1996
* 6,119,068 Rear-end collision alarming device and method linked to speed control device of a vehicle 48 1997
* 5,982,286 Object detecting apparatus 6 1998
6,275,773 GPS vehicle collision avoidance warning and control system and method 222 1999
6,707,391 Supplemental automotive traffic safety apparatus and method 31 2000
6,487,500 GPS vehicle collision avoidance warning and control system and method 304 2001
* 6,727,808 Sonic blind spot monitoring system 120 2001
6,679,702 Vehicle-based headway distance training system 54 2001
7,057,501 Tailgate warning and reporting system 16 2004
7,046,128 Collision detection and warning system for automobiles 9 2004
* 2006/0044,123 Monitoring system of car with driving mirrors having monitors disposed thereon 0 2004
7,289,019 Vehicle avoidance collision system 24 2005
* 7,607,857 Assured safe following distance highway markings 0 2007
* 2011/0018,698 Electrical car sensor for blind spots 1 2009
* 2013/0176,145 AUTOMOBILE BLIND SPOT DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD 1 2012
 
KAMAX, LLC (1)
6,225,918 Automatic warning signal system for vehicles 46 1999
 
QUONSIL PL. 3, LLC (2)
* 6,809,704 Reduction of blind spots by using display screens 7 2002
* 2003/0151,563 Reduction of blind spots by using display screens 3 2002
 
CyberOptics Corporation (19)
7,559,134 Pick and place machine with improved component placement inspection 5 2004
* 2005/0117,797 Pick and place machine with improved component placement inspection 8 2004
7,706,595 Pick and place machine with workpiece motion inspection 3 2004
* 2005/0123,187 Pick and place machine with improved workpiece inspection 9 2004
7,813,559 Image analysis for pick and place machines with in situ component placement inspection 4 2005
7,555,831 Method of validating component feeder exchanges 0 2005
* 2005/0276,464 Image analysis for pick and place machines with in situ component placement inspection 12 2005
* 2005/0268,460 Component feeder exchange diagnostic tool 7 2005
* 2006/0016,066 Pick and place machine with improved inspection 8 2005
* 2006/0075,631 Pick and place machine with improved component pick up inspection 10 2005
* 2007/0003,126 Method and apparatus for evaluating a component pick action in an electronics assembly machine 4 2006
* 2007/0010,969 Pick and place machine with improved setup and operation procedure 2 2006
7,545,514 Pick and place machine with improved component pick image processing 1 2006
* 2007/0130,755 Electronics assembly machine with embedded solder paste inspection 5 2006
* 2007/0120,977 Pick and place machine with component placement inspection 7 2007
* 2007/0116,351 Pick and place machine with component placement inspection 0 2007
* 2008/0013,104 Pick and place machine with improved component placement inspection 0 2007
* 2009/0046,921 PICK AND PLACE MACHINE WITH IMPROVED COMPONENT PICK UP INSPECTION 1 2008
* 2009/0133,249 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING A COMPONENT PICK ACTION IN AN ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY MACHINE 0 2009
 
MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC. (13)
7,888,629 Vehicular accessory mounting system with a forwardly-viewing camera 72 2009
7,914,188 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 75 2009
8,309,907 Accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle and accommodating a rain sensor 31 2010
7,994,471 Interior rearview mirror system with forwardly-viewing camera 64 2011
8,094,002 Interior rearview mirror system 56 2011
8,100,568 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 58 2011
8,134,117 Vehicular having a camera, a rain sensor and a single-ball interior electrochromic mirror assembly attached at an attachment element 47 2011
8,427,288 Rear vision system for a vehicle 14 2011
8,267,559 Interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle 9 2012
8,288,711 Interior rearview mirror system with forwardly-viewing camera and a control 33 2012
8,543,330 Driver assist system for vehicle 31 2012
9,014,966 Driver assist system for vehicle 1 2014
9,315,151 Driver assist system for vehicle 0 2015
 
ALTRA RECOVERY, LLC (6)
6,268,803 System and method of avoiding collisions 178 1998
6,642,839 System and method of providing scalable sensor systems based on stand alone sensor modules 11 2000
6,894,608 System and method for warning of potential collisions 21 2000
6,933,837 Trailer based collision warning system and method 89 2002
7,061,372 System and method of providing scalable sensor systems based on stand alone sensor modules 3 2003
* 2004/0155,759 System and method of providing scalable sensor systems based on stand alone sensor modules 2 2003
 
Collision Avoidance Systems, Inc. (1)
* 5,734,336 Collision avoidance system 84 1995
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (2)
* 7,280,035 Door swing detection and protection 3 2004
* 2009/0310,237 LANE CHANGE AID SIDE-MIRROR SYSTEM 1 2008
 
Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 6,408,247 Obstacle detecting system 122 2000
 
TRW Inc. (2)
* 5,767,793 Compact vehicle based rear and side obstacle detection system including multiple antennae 174 1995
* 6,501,371 Apparatus and method for positioning a reflective surface on a vehicle 2 2001
 
SPRAGUE CONTROLS, INC. (1)
* 6,166,657 Imminent icing condition enunciator 25 1998
 
SPRAGUE DEVICES, INC. (2)
* 5,796,344 Imminent icing condition enunciator 25 1996
6,206,299 Traction enhancing deployment system 6 1999
 
Trianco, Inc. (2)
* 5,757,284 Emergency vehicle warning system and method 20 1995
* RE38763 Emergency vehicle warning system and method 1 2000
 
Yu, Xiao Lin (1)
* 9,041,552 Automobile blind spot detection system and method 1 2012
 
BRADLEY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
* 5,598,164 Vehicle obstacle avoidance system 38 1993
 
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (6)
* 8,310,353 Vehicle blind spot detection and indicator system 6 2008
* 2009/0243,822 VEHICLE BLIND SPOT DETECTION AND INDICATOR SYSTEM 4 2008
* 8,618,952 Method of intersection identification for collision warning system 9 2011
* 9,092,987 Lane change assist information visualization system 0 2011
* 2014/0067,250 LANE CHANGE ASSIST INFORMATION VISUALIZATION SYSTEM 0 2011
* 2014/0104,050 DRIVE CONTROL APPARATUS 0 2012
 
MAGNA ELECTRONICS IN. (1)
8,676,491 Driver assist system for vehicle 9 2013
 
MICROINFINITY, INC. (1)
* 2012/0063,269 ROTARY TYPE DISTANCE ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND MOVING BODY INCLUDING THE SAME 0 2011
 
NIPPON SOKEN, INC. (2)
* 8,938,337 Vehicle door control apparatus and method for controlling vehicle door 0 2009
* 2010/0076,651 VEHICLE DOOR CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE DOOR 2 2009
 
DONNELLY CORPORATION (69)
* 5,786,772 Vehicle blind spot detection display system 407 1997
* 5,929,786 Vehicle blind spot detection display system 306 1998
6,198,409 Vehicle rearview mirror display system 291 1999
* 6,534,884 Proximity sensing system for vehicles 174 2001
6,774,810 Rearview mirror assembly incorporating supplemental inflatable restraint system status information display 129 2002
7,123,168 Driving separation distance indicator 73 2003
7,012,543 Rearview mirror assembly incorporating accessories 95 2004
* 2005/0007,256 Rearview mirror assembly incorporating accessories 0 2004
7,468,651 Interior mirror system 88 2006
* 2006/0176,165 Interior mirror system 0 2006
7,667,579 Interior mirror system 80 2008
7,826,123 Vehicular interior electrochromic rearview mirror assembly 56 2009
8,462,204 Vehicular vision system 5 2009
7,859,737 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 47 2009
7,926,960 Interior rearview mirror system for vehicle 47 2009
7,898,398 Interior mirror system 48 2010
7,832,882 Information mirror system 43 2010
7,864,399 Reflective mirror assembly 69 2010
8,179,236 Video mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle 45 2010
7,916,009 Accessory mounting system suitable for use in a vehicle 62 2010
7,906,756 Vehicle rearview mirror system 46 2010
7,815,326 Interior rearview mirror system 52 2010
8,277,059 Vehicular electrochromic interior rearview mirror assembly 12 2010
8,282,226 Interior rearview mirror system 8 2010
8,000,894 Vehicular wireless communication system 39 2010
8,164,817 Method of forming a mirrored bent cut glass shape for vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly 28 2010
7,918,570 Vehicular interior rearview information mirror system 40 2010
8,228,588 Interior rearview mirror information display system for a vehicle 22 2010
8,335,032 Reflective mirror assembly 14 2010
8,511,841 Vehicular blind spot indicator mirror 3 2011
8,019,505 Vehicle information display 40 2011
8,179,586 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 28 2011
8,063,753 Interior rearview mirror system 45 2011
8,049,640 Mirror assembly for vehicle 51 2011
8,106,347 Vehicle rearview mirror system 38 2011
9,019,091 Interior rearview mirror system 1 2011
8,525,703 Interior rearview mirror system 2 2011
8,047,667 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 43 2011
8,162,493 Interior rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 27 2011
8,121,787 Vehicular video mirror system 25 2011
8,095,260 Vehicle information display 36 2011
8,325,055 Mirror assembly for vehicle 0 2011
8,177,376 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 24 2011
8,779,910 Interior rearview mirror system 2 2011
8,653,959 Video mirror system for a vehicle 2 2011
8,325,028 Interior rearview mirror system 44 2012
8,170,748 Vehicle information display system 12 2012
8,304,711 Vehicle rearview mirror system 24 2012
8,271,187 Vehicular video mirror system 10 2012
9,278,654 Interior rearview mirror system for vehicle 0 2012
8,559,093 Electrochromic mirror reflective element for vehicular rearview mirror assembly 3 2012
8,355,839 Vehicle vision system with night vision function 2 2012
8,465,162 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 2 2012
8,379,289 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 8 2012
8,908,039 Vehicular video mirror system 0 2012
8,400,704 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 7 2012
8,503,062 Rearview mirror element assembly for vehicle 2 2012
8,506,096 Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly 8 2012
8,465,163 Interior rearview mirror system 3 2012
8,610,992 Variable transmission window 1 2012
8,508,384 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 2 2012
8,797,627 Exterior rearview mirror assembly 4 2012
8,577,549 Information display system for a vehicle 2 2013
8,705,161 Method of manufacturing a reflective element for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly 0 2013
8,608,327 Automatic compass system for vehicle 1 2013
8,727,547 Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly 1 2013
8,884,788 Automotive communication system 1 2013
9,090,211 Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly 0 2014
9,073,491 Exterior rearview mirror assembly 0 2014
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
* 6,337,638 Vehicle warning system and method based on speed differential 21 2000
 
ABST, TERRILL (1)
* 5,339,075 Vehicular collision avoidance apparatus 188 1992
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
* 2002/0075,138 Portable object detection system 0 2001
 
MANDO CORPORATION (2)
* 7,584,818 Electric power steering apparatus equipped with steering angle sensor 1 2006
* 2007/0169,986 Electric power steering apparatus equipped with steering angle sensor 1 2006
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (1)
* 5,999,092 Antenna cluster for a motor road vehicle collision warning system 48 1998
 
VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2008/0300,755 SIDE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM 1 2007
 
Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corp. (1)
* 8,106,755 Triple-function vehicle safety sensor system 2 2008
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (4)
* 8,219,298 Lane change assist system 3 2005
* 2005/0256,630 Lane change assist system 13 2005
* 8,090,537 Obstacle avoidance path computing apparatus, obstacle avoidance path computing method, and obstacle avoidance control system equipped with obstacle avoidance path computing system 11 2007
* 2007/0288,133 OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE PATH COMPUTING APPARATUS, OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE PATH COMPUTING METHOD, AND OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE CONTROL SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE PATH COMPUTING SYSTEM 13 2007
 
Altra Technologies Incorporated (1)
* 2005/0168,331 System and method for warning of potential collisions 11 2005
 
AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC (5)
6,370,475 Accident avoidance system 221 1998
6,405,132 Accident avoidance system 451 2000
6,720,920 Method and arrangement for communicating between vehicles 172 2002
8,583,329 Techniques for improving safe operation of a vehicle 0 2013
8,880,296 Techniques for improving safe operation of a vehicle 0 2013
 
MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC. (8)
7,581,859 Display device for exterior rearview mirror 132 2006
8,083,386 Interior rearview mirror assembly with display device 36 2009
8,282,253 Mirror reflective element sub-assembly for exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle 10 2011
8,508,383 Interior rearview mirror system 4 2012
8,833,987 Mirror reflective element sub-assembly for exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle 1 2012
8,654,433 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 4 2013
9,045,091 Mirror reflective element sub-assembly for exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle 0 2014
9,221,399 Automotive communication system 0 2014
 
VALEO RADAR SYSTEMS, INC. (29)
6,903,679 Video amplifier for a radar receiver 2 2001
6,784,828 Near object detection system 54 2001
6,707,419 Radar transmitter circuitry and techniques 20 2001
6,683,557 Technique for changing a range gate and radar for coverage 22 2001
* 6,657,581 Automotive lane changing aid indicator 15 2001
* 2003/0210,172 TECHNIQUE FOR CHANGING A RANGE GATE AND RADAR COVERAGE 1 2001
* 2003/0210,182 Video amplifier for a radar receiver 1 2001
6,642,908 Switched beam antenna architecture 51 2001
6,577,269 Radar detection method and apparatus 49 2001
* 2002/0163,478 Switched beam antenna architecture 5 2001
* 2002/0075,178 Radar transmitter circuitry and techniques 2 2001
* 2002/0072,843 Safe distance algorithm for adaptive cruise control 1 2001
* 2002/0067,287 Near object detection system 2 2001
* 2002/0044,082 Radar detection method and apparatus 1 2001
6,675,094 Path prediction system and method 48 2001
* 2002/0049,539 Path prediction system and method 4 2001
6,670,910 Near object detection system 139 2002
* 2002/0147,534 Near object detection system 9 2002
6,611,227 Automotive side object detection sensor blockage detection system and related techniques 144 2002
6,708,100 Safe distance algorithm for adaptive cruise control 47 2002
* 2003/0004,633 Safe distance algorithm for adaptive cruise control 1 2002
6,864,831 Radar detection method and apparatus 19 2002
* 2003/0001,772 Radar detection method and apparatus 0 2002
6,995,730 Antenna configurations for reduced radar complexity 13 2002
6,970,142 Antenna configurations for reduced radar complexity 16 2003
7,183,995 Antenna configurations for reduced radar complexity 3 2003
6,977,609 Technique for changing a range gate and radar coverage 10 2004
7,071,868 Radar detection method and apparatus 16 2005
7,973,701 Automotive radar sensor blockage detection system and related techniques 2 2009
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
* 5,436,831 Method for detecting the reverse travel of a motor vehicle 4 1993
 
VOLKSWAGEN AG (3)
* 6,348,858 Method and device for surveillance of the rearward observation area of motor vehicles 115 2000
* 7,504,932 Method and device for monitoring blind spots of a motor vehicle 5 2003
* 2006/0070,787 Method and device for monitoring dead angles of a motor vehicle 1 2003
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
* 7,505,843 Vehicle safety apparatus 3 2004
* 2004/0254,713 Vehicle safety apparatus 1 2004
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
6,950,733 Method of controlling an external object sensor for an automotive vehicle 0 2003
9,233,710 Trailer backup assist system using gesture commands and method 0 2014
9,290,204 Hitch angle monitoring system and method 0 2014
 
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. (1)
* 7,746,220 Moving object detection apparatus 2 2006
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 9,164,955 Trailer active back-up assist with object avoidance 0 2013
 
INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,097,285 Automotive auditory feedback of changing conditions outside the vehicle cabin 48 1999
* Cited By Examiner