US Patent No: 7,046,128

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Collision detection and warning system for automobiles

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050275514

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A collision detection and warning system for an automobile having left and right audio speakers and left and right turn signals includes at least four sensors and a control module. The sensors may be mounted on exterior surfaces of the automobile, such as on sides of the front and back bumpers, and are connected to the control module and the automobile's electrical system. The sensors are mounted in mounting assemblies and can be angularly oriented. Each corresponding front and back pair of sensors may detect an obstacle in the driver's 'blind spot' when oriented in an appropriate beam splitting arrangement. Upon obstacle detection and actuation of a respective turn signal, the control system sends an alarm tone to the automobile's audio speaker on the side of the car nearest the danger and/or activates a respective alarm light to indicate the direction of danger.

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

First Claim

See full text

all claims..

Related Publications

Loading Related Publications... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

  • Assignment data not available. Check USPTO

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Roberts, Kristie L Edgerton, KS 1 6

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ABST, TERRILL (1)
5,339,075 Vehicular collision avoidance apparatus 176 1992
 
AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LABORATORY, INC. (1)
5,979,586 Vehicle collision warning system 27 1998
 
BLUE VOZ, LLC (1)
6,606,027 Vehicle safety sensor system 13 2000
 
BRADLEY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (1)
5,598,164 Vehicle obstacle avoidance system 29 1993
 
EAGLE HARBOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,778,073 Method and apparatus for managing audio devices 38 2001
 
PANASONIC ELECTRIC WORKS CO., LTD. (1)
6,281,786 Obstacle detection system for a vehicle 25 1999
 
TRW INC. (1)
5,767,793 Compact vehicle based rear and side obstacle detection system including multiple antennae 158 1995
 
VALEO RADAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,657,581 Automotive lane changing aid indicator 14 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
4,450,430 Lane change guidance system 21 1981
5,235,316 Vehicle collision avoidance system 157 1991
5,583,495 Vehicle alarm system 38 1995
6,115,651 Large vehicle blindspot monitor 136 1998

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,014,921 Ultrasonic sensor-based side impact sensing system 2 2008
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (1)
8,686,843 Motor vehicle with warning system 0 2011
 
HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
8,698,639 System and method for responding to driver behavior 0 2011
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
7,552,012 Device for detecting objects in the blind spot of a vehicle 1 2006
 
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (1)
7,532,152 Automotive radar system 2 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,731,815 Holistic cybernetic vehicle control 0 2009

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 16, 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