System and method for monitoring and managing driver attention loads

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6974414
APP PUB NO 20030181822A1
SERIAL NO

10248798

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

System and method for monitoring the physiological behavior of a driver that includes measuring a physiological variable of a driver, assessing a driver's behavioral parameter on the basis of at least said measured physiological variable, and informing the driver of the assessed driver's behavioral parameter. The measurement of the physiological variable can include measuring a driver's eye movement, measuring a driver's eye-gaze direction, measuring a driver's eye-closure amount, measuring a driver's blinking movement, measuring a driver's head movement, measuring a driver's head position, measuring a driver's head orientation, measuring driver's movable facial features, and measuring a driver's facial temperature image.

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

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATIONGOTEBORG, S-405 0852
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATION)SE-405 08 GOTEBORG, SE3

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Victor, Trent Göteborg, SE 15 418

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO K.K. (A.K.A. MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION) (1)
* 5786765 Apparatus for estimating the drowsiness level of a vehicle driver 39 1997
 
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY (1)
* 6130617 Driver's eye detection method of drowsy driving warning system 26 1999
 
GWIN, RONNIE (1)
5585785 Driver alarm 46 1995
 
MERITOR HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
5900819 Drowsy driver detection system 15 1998
 
OL SECURITY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
* 6599243 Personalized driver stress prediction using geographical databases 95 2001
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
7336804 Method and apparatus for detection of drowsiness and quantitative control of biological processes 10 2003
* 2004/0234,103 Method and apparatus for detection of drowsiness and quantitative control of biological processes 3 2003
8301108 Safety control system for vehicles 27 2004
* 7167787 Method for controlling the speed of a motor vehicle in accordance with risk and system for carrying out the method 4 2005
7680302 Method and apparatus for detection of drowsiness and quantitative control of biological processes 0 2007
* 2008/0192,983 Method and apparatus for detection of drowsiness and quantitative control of biological processes 0 2007
* 2008/0243,558 System and method for monitoring driving behavior with feedback 54 2008
* 2010/0129,263 Method for Supporting A Driver Using Fragrance Emissions 2 2010
9047170 Safety control system for vehicles 1 2012
 
PULSAR INFORMATICS, INC. (1)
* 2012/0329,020 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESONALIZED FATIGUE EDUCATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT 0 2012
 
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7519459 Driving assistance system 7 2005
 
KARL F. MILDE, JR. (2)
* 8164464 Method and system of aircraft pilot assessment 1 2006
* 2006/0220,883 Method and system of aircraft pilot assessment 9 2006
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (4)
* 7532958 Method for real-time assessment of driver workload by a navigation or telematics device 15 2005
* 2006/0293,799 Method for real-time assessment of driver workload by a navigation or telematics device 4 2005
* 9019093 Device and method for outputting information 0 2012
* 2013/0049,943 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING INFORMATION 1 2012
 
Hynes, Cirian (1)
9060072 Method for limiting the use of a mobile communications device 2 2011
 
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (1)
8369608 System and method for detecting drowsy facial expressions of vehicle drivers under changing illumination conditions 5 2009
 
FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
* 7403124 Driving support equipment for vehicles 8 2006
* 2006/0255,956 Driving support equipment for vehicles 3 2006
 
AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2009/0318,776 PHYSICAL CONDITION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 4 2007
 
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (8)
8698639 System and method for responding to driver behavior 18 2011
8731736 System and method for reducing driving skill atrophy 1 2011
9296382 System and method for responding to driver behavior 2 2013
9292471 Coordinated vehicle response system and method for driver behavior 2 2013
9174652 System and method for reducing driving skill atrophy 0 2014
9505402 System and method for responding to driver behavior 0 2014
9440646 System and method for responding to driver behavior 0 2014
9475502 Coordinated vehicle response system and method for driver behavior 0 2015
 
GEARBOX, LLC (1)
* 2008/0243,005 Computational user-health testing 22 2007
 
Volvo Technology Corporation (2)
* 7639148 Method and arrangement for controlling vehicular subsystems based on interpreted driver activity 35 2004
9101313 System and method for improving a performance estimation of an operator of a vehicle 1 2012
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
* 8135507 Driver condition estimation apparatus, server, driver information collecting apparatus, and driver condition estimation system 12 2007
* 2010/0030,434 DRIVER CONDITION ESTIMATION APPARATUS, SERVER, DRIVER INFORMATION COLLECTING APPARATUS, AND DRIVER CONDITION ESTIMATION SYSTEM 14 2007
8880282 Method and system for risk prediction for a support actuation system 0 2010
 
DESIRE2LEARN INCORPORATED (1)
* 2013/0089,847 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING eLEARNING SYSTEM DATA AND GENERATING RECOMMENDATIONS 0 2011
 
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
8106756 Adaptive interface providing apparatus and method 0 2007
 
DAIMLER AG (1)
* 2007/0182,529 Method and apparatus for influencing the load of a driver in a motor vehicle 15 2004
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
9135849 Variable operating mode HMD application management based upon crowd determined distraction 0 2014
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
9265477 Adaptive lightweight acoustic signal classification for physiological monitoring 0 2011
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 2015/0269,828 SMART REMINDER SYSTEM AND SMART REMINDER METHOD 0 2015
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (3)
* 7222009 Driving assist system for vehicle 28 2004
* 2005/0065,687 Driving assist system for vehicle 8 2004
8878660 Vehicle meter cluster 0 2011
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
8552850 Near-to-eye tracking for adaptive operation 1 2010
* 2011/0199,202 NEAR-TO-EYE TRACKING FOR ADAPTIVE OPERATION 17 2010
 
AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC (3)
8604932 Driver fatigue monitoring system and method 4 2008
* 2009/0261,979 Driver Fatigue Monitoring System and Method 17 2008
9129505 Driver fatigue monitoring system and method 0 2013
 
DRIVE SAFELY CORP. (1)
* 2011/0039,572 CELLULAR DEVICE CONTROL 8 2009
 
DENSO CORPORATION (10)
* 7248997 Driver's condition detector for vehicle and computer program 8 2005
* 2005/0246,134 Driver's condition detector for vehicle and computer program 8 2005
* 2006/0103,539 Vision recognition support device 4 2005
7982618 Wakefulness maintaining apparatus and method of maintaining wakefulness 2 2007
* 2008/0180,257 Wakefulness maintaining apparatus and method of maintaining wakefulness 4 2007
* 8068968 Vehicle travel control system 3 2008
* 2008/0185,207 Vehicle travel control system 5 2008
* 2008/0228,046 HEALTH CARE SUPPORT SYSTEM 12 2008
* 7705738 Database apparatus, attention calling apparatus and driving support apparatus 6 2008
* 2008/0236,929 Database apparatus, attention calling apparatus and driving support apparatus 1 2008
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2006/0259,206 Vehicle operator monitoring system and method 8 2005
 
STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY (2)
* 8954340 Risk evaluation based on vehicle operator behavior 8 2013
* 2014/0278,569 RISK EVALUATION BASED ON VEHICLE OPERATOR BEHAVIOR 1 2013
 
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC. (2)
8275348 Method for managing telephone calls in a vehicle 11 2008
* 2009/0298,482 Method for Managing Telephone Calls in a Vehicle 16 2008
 
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 7428449 System and method for determining a workload level of a driver 3 2006
* 2007/0219,672 System and method for determining the workload level of a driver 5 2006
 
VOLKSWAGEN AG (2)
8988358 Input device for a motor vehicle 0 2006
* 2007/0146,342 Input device for a motor vehicle 25 2006
 
HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY (1)
9460471 System and method for an automated validation system 0 2010
 
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (2)
* 7486987 Work comfort evaluating device and work comfort evaluating method 2 2004
* 2005/0080,350 Work comfort evaluating device and work comfort evaluating method 3 2004
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
* 2011/0187,518 STEERING WHEEL HUMAN/MACHINE INTERFACE SYSTEM AND METHOD 15 2010
* 9141583 Method and system for supervising information communication based on occupant and vehicle environment 0 2013
* 2014/0277,932 Method and System for Supervising Information Communication Based on Occupant and Vehicle Environment 1 2013
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jun 13, 2017
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00