Collision detection and warning system for automobiles

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7046128
APP PUB NO 20050275514A1
SERIAL NO

10854288

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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.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Roberts, Kristie L Edgerton, KS 1 14

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TRW INC. (1)
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TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (2)
* 2009/0135,050 AUTOMOTIVE RADAR SYSTEM 2 2007
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8731815 Holistic cybernetic vehicle control 5 2009
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (2)
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ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (2)
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CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH (1)
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HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (7)
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GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC (2)
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