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US20050179239 Imaging sensor placement in an airbag deployment system  
An airbag deployment system employing an imaging sensor in order to obtain current information about an occupant is disclosed. The system uses the occupant information to condition the appropriate...
US20140012468 Real-Time Center-of-Gravity Height Estimation  
A method and apparatus for estimating a center-of-gravity height h of a motor vehicle while the vehicle is in motion. A controller is operatively coupled with a left wheel load sensor, a right...
US20100332069 VEHICULAR SAFETY SYSTEMS STATUS DISPLAY  
Apparatus for a road vehicle has a plurality of deployable devices, each performing a crash safety function. A device controller controls deployment of a respective deployable device and that...
US20150232061 REMOTE CONTROL SEATBELT HEIGHT ADJUSTER  
An apparatus for positioning a vehicle restraint is provided herein having a track and a restraint support configured to slide along the track. A positioner is coupled to the restraint support and...
US20090164069 System for preventing operation by impaired operator and method for the same  
A system for preventing operation of an object by an impaired operator is provided. The object has a drive source and is operated by an operator. The system includes an operator replacement...
US20150142271 FLEXIBLE OPTICAL IMPACT DETECTION SENSOR FOR FRONT RAIL MOUNTED AIRBAG  
A flexible optical impact detection sensor is mounted on an outboard portion of the front bumper for signaling an offset rigid barrier impact event to a forward corner of a motor vehicle and...
US20150051796 CRASH DETECTION  
An implementation determines crash severity quantifier values based on crash sensor samples and determining an air bag firing based at least on the crash severity quantifier values.
US20120068015 METHOD OF ACTIVATING PROTECTION MEANS FOR PROTECTING AN OCCUPANT OF AN AIRCRAFT, AND AN AIRCRAFT IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD  
A method of activating protection means (1) via activator means (3) in order to protect the physical integrity of an occupant of an aircraft (10) during an accident, the aircraft being associated...
US20080119989 CHILD ABANDONMENT PROTECTION SYSTEM  
A system and method for preventing the unintentional abandonment or leaving of a child in an unattended vehicle utilizes an electronic system installed on a vehicle and a sensor installed on a...
US20080106116 VEHICLE CONVERTIBLE TOP WITH AUTOMATIC CLOSING FEATURE  
Disclosed is a convertible top equipped with a rain sensor for automatically deploying (and closing) the convertible top when the car is parked with the top down and it starts to rain. Also...
US20130190990 SAFETY INTEGRATED SEATING SYSTEMS  
A safety integrated seating system (SISS) is disclosed and includes a lap belt pretensioner component that simultaneously cinches two portions of a lap belt upon detection of an event and a...
US20080036186 Active Headrest System  
A safety system for an automotive vehicle comprises a headrest associated with a vehicle seat and an actuator for adjusting a position of said headrest with respect to the vehicle seat. According...
US20130158809 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING REAL-TIME VEHICLE CRASH PARAMETERS  
The disclosure relates to vehicle safety systems, more particularly relates to method to determined real-time crash parameters of the vehicle. A method of estimating real-time vehicle crash...
US20060069482 Deployment immunity method for a supplemental restraint  
Deployment immunity for a supplemental restraint is provided by allowing deployment only when a detected crash is sufficiently severe and immunity conditions involving both velocity and the...
US20110040451 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING A VEHICLE OCCUPANT  
A system for classifying an occupant using a reduced quantity of force sensors. The system includes one or more force sensors, an electronic control unit (“ECU”), and a vehicle safety system. The...
US20090299577 External Seatbelt Usage Indication System and Method  
An external seatbelt usage indication system and method indicates whether or not the driver and passengers of a motor vehicle are wearing a seatbelt. It provides an indication of non-usage on the...
US20100001503 Seat belt apparatus and seat belt control method  
[Problems] To allow an occupant to easily wear a seat belt without twisting his or her body when the occupant sits in a seat. [Means for Solving the Problems] When a door sensor 60 detects the...
US20140297132 OCCUPANT DETERMINATION APPARATUS USING LOAD SENSOR  
A load sensor detects a load of an occupant on a seat of a vehicle and provides a load signal. A determination section determines a physical size of the occupant by classifying the load signal...
US20140343796 Detect Driver Persona in a Vehicle  
An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system for detecting driver persona in a vehicle wherein an attribute of a user is identified via at least one sensor in the interior of the...
US20070132220 Occupant Classification and Airbag Deployment Suppression Based on Weight  
Method for obtaining information about an occupant of a vehicle for the purpose of controlling a component of the vehicle including arranging a sensor in connection with a seat upon which the...
US20060028328 Active anti-tailgating and collision warning system  
The present invention is a system for use, for example, in motorized vehicles to provide a warning signal directed to the attention of the driver of the equipped vehicle and also to the operator...
US20150210285 Data Mining in a Digital Map Database to Identify Intersections Located at Hill Bottoms and Enabling Precautionary Actions in a Vehicle  
Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, an intersection located...
US20130311047 Data Mining in a Digital Map Database to Identify Intersections Located at Hill Bottoms and Enabling Precautionary Actions in a Vehicle  
Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, an intersection located...
US20120253605 Data mining in a digital map database to identify intersections located at hill bottoms and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle  
Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, an intersection located...
US20060184300 Vehicle rollover detection method based on differential z-axis acceleration  
Impending rollover events are detected based on differential z-axis (i.e., vertical) acceleration. Vertical or z-axis acceleration measured at laterally opposite sides of the vehicle are filtered...
US20110257846 WHEEL WATCHER  
A vehicle driver safety device that encourages drivers to drive attentively and with both hands on the steering wheel is disclosed.
US20090143944 FAST SENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOIL- AND CURB-TRIPPED VEHICLE ROLLOVERS  
A method and a system of controlling a restraint device in a vehicle during a crash. The method includes sensing a lateral acceleration without using other vehicle dynamic information. The method...
US20060149426 Detecting an eye of a user and determining location and blinking state of the user  
A method and apparatus for detecting a location of an eye of a user using an automated detection process, and automatically determining a position of a head of the user with respect to an object...
US20090216408 Occupant protection device for vehicle  
An occupant protection device includes: a controller; first and second bus lines; a first collision sensor arranged on a side of the vehicle, and transmitting a first signal to the controller via...
US20080040003 Safety System for Vehicle Occupants  
A safety system for vehicle occupants, having sensors for acquiring crash-relevant data such as acceleration and/or pressure values, having a control device, and having restraints, such as an air...
US20140358379 PASSENGER PROTECTION SYSTEM  
A passenger protection system includes: first and second sensors that detect an impact applied to a vehicle in a width direction; a determination device that determines a collision by comparing a...
US20070168098 Method for reaching a deployment decision  
A deployment decision for a vehicle restraint system is reached as a function of vehicle dynamics data, at least one vehicle transverse acceleration and one yaw rate about the longitudinal axis of...
US20130151082 Method and Apparatus for a Priority Based Processing System  
A method for processing messages sent between multiple software applications in a vehicle comprises generating an outgoing message based on a received message. The received message includes an...
US20050209754 Passive safety system  
A passive safety system includes an occupant detection electronic control unit (ECU) and an airbag electronic control unit (ECU). The occupant detection ECU determines a seat occupancy condition...
US20130275004 ADAPTIVE HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An adaptive, human-machine-interaction, system and method for executing system-actions at times in accordance with performance times of past user-actions to either accommodate user habits or to...
US20080119984 TRIPPED ROLLOVER MITIGATION AND PREVENTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A rollover stability control system for a vehicle may include an object information device. An active suspension or an active steering system may be coupled to a wheel of the vehicle. The rollover...
US20050080533 Vehicle passenger seat sensor network  
A vehicle passenger seat sensor network includes a plurality of vehicle seats, each having a plurality of occupant sensors associated therewith. A seat processor on each seat performs some...
US20080195283 SEAT BELT TENSION-SENSING DEVICE AND METHOD OF DETERMINING AN AMOUNT OF TENSION BEING APPLIED TO A SEAT BELT WEBBING  
A seat belt tension-sensing device and a method for determining the amount of tension applied to a seat belt webbing are provided. The seat belt tension-sensing device has a tension sensor...
US20100030432 ACTIVE LOWER EXTREMITY CRASH PROTECTION SYSTEM  
Some embodiments of the present invention relate to motor vehicle crash safety systems and related methods. More particularly, according to some embodiments, the lower extremities of a motor...
US20090099732 Automatic Crash Notification Using WiMAX  
An automatic crash notification system may include a crash detection system configured to detect a crash of a vehicle, a wireless communication system configured to wirelessly transmit a message...
US20090079146 AXLE AIR DUMP FOR MULTIPLE AXLE VEHICLES  
A system and process for controlling vehicle loading on a multi-axle vehicle and improving maneuverability is disclosed. The system includes a reservoir of pressurized air and associated leveling...
US20130289828 OCCUPANT PROTECTION SYSTEM  
In an occupant protection system, a controller includes first and second comparison portions, and an activation control portion. The first comparison portion compares a first detection result from...
US20150251661 METHOD FOR PERMITTING A PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING NAP IN A MOTOR VEHICLE  
The invention relates to a method and a device for permitting a performance-enhancing nap in a motor vehicle. When a vehicle occupant requests a nap function, different vehicle parameters are set...
US20080086250 Squib driver circuit diagnostic system and method  
A squib driver module comprises a squib circuit for deploying a squib, e.g., in an airbag assembly, the squib circuit including a high side driver and a low side driver in combination for driving...
US20080012276 Passenger detecting device adapted for motor vehicle  
A passenger detecting device includes a plurality of weight sensors, a passenger judging and data updating means and an update forbidding means. The weight sensors are arranged at different...
US20080306656 Process for Adjusting an Occupant Protection and/or Comfort Enhancing System, and Occupant Protection and/or Comfort Enhancing System.  
The invention relates to a vehicle occupant protection and/or comfort system (1) for a vehicle (10), comprising a plurality of adaptive protection system and comfort components (8.1, 8.2) which...
US20050055145 Occupant monitoring apparatus  
A seat occupant monitoring apparatus which includes a sensor reactive to a force distribution applied to the seat by the occupant, means for making a plurality of measurements of the force...
US20090164063 VEHICLE-MOUNTED TOOL FOR MONITORING ROAD SURFACE DEFECTS  
A vehicle-mountable system is provided for monitoring road surface defects. The system may include a detector to detect a surface defect in a road surface along which a vehicle is traveling. A...
US20060186702 Collision behavior control apparatus  
A collision behavior control apparatus which comprises a contacting portion disposed in a portion of the front of a vehicle, and which, at the time of collision against a pedestrian or a...
US20080243342 Side Curtain Airbag With Inflator At End  
Airbag inflator system includes an inflatable airbag, e.g., a side curtain airbag, a housing, a gas generating system arranged apart from the housing for generating gas, and a conduit leading from...