Blind spot detection system and method using preexisting vehicular imaging devices

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8004425
APP PUB NO 20100073480A1
SERIAL NO

12570786

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A vehicular blind spot detection system (700) for alerting a driver of a motor vehicle to an object in the vehicle's blind spot, the system includes a first imaging device (707) used typically used to control vehicle lighting and that works to detect objects substantially forward of the vehicle and a second imaging device (709) typically used with a rear camera display (RCD) for detecting objects substantially rearward of the vehicle. A control unit (711) is coupled to the first imaging device (707) and second imaging device (709) that includes a graphic processing unit (713) for processing images captured by the first imaging device (707) and second imaging device (709) for detecting an optical flow of objects within the images so as to discriminate between vehicles and other objects entering the driver's blind spot.

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GENTEX CORPORATIONZEELAND, MI740

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hoek, Steven G Holland, US 14 783
Newton, Mark W Holland, US 5 368

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
9654740 Controlling automotive rear-view mirror based on eye movement 0 2013
 
MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 2014/0098,230 BLIND ZONE DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE 2 2013
 
DENSO CORPORATION (2)
* 9589470 Method and apparatus for detecting vehicle running in blind spot, and method and apparatus for giving warning in changing cruising lane 0 2013
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HOYDA, SERGE B. (1)
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