|| List of recent Collision-related patents
|Method and arrangement for determining a trajectory|
A method and an arrangement are provided for determining a trajectory for a host vehicle h in order to as smoothly as possible avoid or mitigate a collision. The arrangement may include a processor and at least one of a sensor system or a communication system.
|Driver assistance system having autonomous braking to a standstill|
A driver assistance system for a vehicle is provided. The driver assistance system includes a detecting device, which is designed to detect driving data that characterize the driving state of the vehicle, and a controller, which is designed to process the driving data detected by the detecting device and, if predetermined driving data are present, trigger a braking device to perform autonomous braking of the vehicle.
|Vehicle hatch control system|
A hatch control system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a rear portion of the vehicle and having a rearward field of view that encompasses a region at the rear of the vehicle that is swept by a hatch or liftgate or deck lid or door of the vehicle as the hatch is opened and closed, such as via a powered hatch opening/closing system. An image processor is operable to process image data captured by the camera to determine if an object is present in the region that is swept by the hatch to determine if the hatch may collide with the detected object when the hatch is being opened/closed.
|Impact-injury predicting system|
A first-collision predicting part determines if a possibility of a first collision, which happens between a human and a vehicle, is higher than a predetermined threshold. A first-collision-situation determining part determines a position of a head of the human and a relative speed of the head relative to the vehicle at a time of the first collision, when the first-collision predicting part determines the possibility of the first collision is higher than the predetermined threshold.
|Motor vehicle safety arrangement and method|
Embodiments herein relate to a motor vehicle safety arrangement and method for positioning an occupant properly on a vehicle seat and restraining the occupant thus positioned in preparation of the vehicle potentially being subject to a rear-end collision. A safety belt is associated with the vehicle seat and an electric reversible safety belt retractor is associated with the safety belt.
|Tool for grinding toothed workpieces having collision contours|
A tool for generating tooth systems by grinding when the maximum tool diameter is limited by collision contours on the workpiece has a dressable grinding tool that is tightly connected to the tool holder. In one preferred arrangement, the dressable grinding tool is glued on the tool holder..
|Information transmission method and apparatus|
Embodiments of the present invention provide an information transmission method and apparatus. The method includes: setting, by a first station based on a protocol version supported by at least one station on a network, a transmission unit sent by the first station, where the transmission unit sent by the first station includes information about a network allocation vector used to set a station; and sending, by the first station, the transmission unit to at least one second station.
|Mechanisms to improve the transmission control protocol performance in wireless networks|
A system located on either side of a wireless network for reducing the amount of collisions in the wireless network comprises a tcp server in communication with a tcp client using tcp protocols that use client acknowledgements, and an acknowledgement-summarizing device adapted to summarize at least one client acknowledgement from the tcp protocols in a summarizing acknowledgement, and to transmit the summarizing acknowledgement into the wireless network. The acknowledgement-summarizing device may be replaced or combined with an acknowledgement-aggregating device located on either side of the wireless network and adapted to aggregate one or more client acknowledgements from the tcp protocols into an encoded packet and to transmit the encoded packet into the wireless network.
|Systems and methods for improving bandwidth of wireless networks|
Systems and methods for seismic data acquisition with location aware network nodes. Based on location information of the nodes of the network, a multiplexing signature may be provided for the node.
|Virtual interaction with image projection|
Embodiments that relate to providing a low-latency interaction in a virtual environment are provided. In one embodiment an initial image of a hand and initial depth information representing an initial actual position are received.
|Method for the computer-assisted processing of the vicinity of a vehicle|
A method for computer-supported processing of the vicinity of a vehicle includes detecting the surroundings of a vehicle and providing surroundings data by a sensor system. The surroundings data may be processed to ascertain, for pre-specified sections of the surroundings of the vehicle, a specific distance to objects detected by the sensor system.
|Apparatus for magnetic and electrostatic confinement of plasma|
An apparatus and method for containing plasma and forming a field reversed configuration (frc) magnetic topology are described in which plasma ions are contained magnetically in stable, non-adiabatic orbits in the frc. Further, the electrons are contained electrostatically in a deep energy well, created by tuning an externally applied magnetic field.
|Mobile computing based railway crossing collision avoidance system|
A device to prevent railway crossing accidents between a roadway vehicle and a train, by comparing the ups location of a roadway vehicle to the ups location of the railway crossing by means of a mobile computing device, and alerting the operator of a roadway vehicle when the vehicle is at a railway crossing when an fm radio signal transmitted by the train is also detected by the mobile computing device.. .
|Device and single-molecule analysis method by means of detection of the collisions of a target molecule on functionalized nanopores|
The present invention concerns a device and a method of single-molecule analysis by detection of a target molecule on functionalized nanopores in such a way that it interacts with the target molecule and has an effective diameter smaller than the dimension of the target molecule.. .
|Die cushion apparatus of press machine and die cushion controlling method|
According to the die cushion apparatus of a press machine and the die cushion controlling method of the present invention, in holding the cushion pad on standby at a desired standby position, it is possible to hold the cushion pad on standby in parallel with the lower faces of the dies mounted to the slide, and if the lower faces of the dies are inclined, it is possible to hold the cushion pad on standby in the state of being inclined. Through this configuration, it is possible to easily allow the material to come into contact with the lower faces of the dies from the beginning of the die cushion force control (beginning of the collision), and also possible to smoothen the die cushion action in the plane, thereby enhancing the formability..
|Methods and apparatus for body weight support system|
A system includes a first trolley and a second trolley movably suspended from a support track. The first trolley includes a patient attachment mechanism configured to support a first patient.
|Information processing device, control method for information processing device, program, and information storage medium|
To provide an information processing device capable of ensuring not to execute processing not intended by a user in a case of stopping an ongoing operation after selecting an object (for example, in selecting again an object other than the object already selected, or the like). In a case where one of a user's designated position is included in a determination area based on the position of one of the plurality of objects displayed in a screen, an object moving unit moves the one object based on the one designated position.
|Device and method for triggering a vehicle occupant protection means, triggering system and vehicle|
A device for triggering an occupant protection means of a vehicle has an environment sensor for monitoring a surrounding environment of the vehicle, the environment sensor being adapted so as to output an environment signal in response to an impending collision of the vehicle. The device further has a triggering device that is adapted to acquire, within a peripheral area of the vehicle, a physical quantity indicating a collision that has taken place, and to produce a collision signal based on the physical quantity, and that is adapted to make a triggering decision for the occupant protection means as a function of the environment signal and of the collision signal..
|Vehicle accident history recorder|
A vehicle accident history recorder is provided. The vehicle accident history recorder comprises: a collision detection sensor for detecting a collision of a vehicle; a collision determination section for determining an occurrence of the collision based on a detection result of the collision detection sensor; a yaw rate sensor for detecting a yaw rate of the vehicle; a damaged portion determination section for determining a damaged portion of the vehicle in the collision based on the detection result of the collision detection sensor and a detection result of the yaw rate sensor when the collision determination section determines the occurrence of the collision; and a storage device for storing a determination result of the damaged portion determination section in a readable form..
|Multi-linear dynamic hair or clothing model with efficient collision handling|
Systems and method for modeling hair in real-time with user interactive controls are presented. One embodiment may take the form of a method of hair motion modeling including representing hair with hair guides, each hair guide comprising a plurality of hair points and reducing a dimensionality of the hair guides to achieve a reduced sub-space.
|Method for preventing or reducing collision damage to a parked vehicle|
A method for avoiding or reducing damage to a parked vehicle caused by a collision with an approaching vehicle performing a parking operation included determining, by the parked vehicle, a risk of collision, transmitting a warning signal if the risk of collision is sufficiently high, monitoring whether the approaching vehicle reacts to the warning signal, and performing a maneuver by the parked vehicle to avoid or reduce collision damage if there is no reaction. The maneuver may permit a controlled contact between the parked vehicle and the approaching vehicle to minimize the force of the contact.
|Steering column support construction|
Provided is steering column support construction that together with eliminating strong rubbing between the bottom surface of a vehicle-side bracket 23a and the top surface of a column-side bracket 22a, and keeping the absolute value and fluctuation in the break away load small, more completely protects the driver during a collision accident without lowering the freedom of design of the steering apparatus. An adjustment rod 27 for adjusting the position of a steering wheel is provided on the top side of a steering column 6b.
|Vehicle information recording apparatus|
A vehicle information recording apparatus for a vehicle includes a collision determination section and an information management section. The collision determination section determines the presence or absence of a collision between the vehicle and an object based on (i) detection values of impact sensors which detect impacts applied to the vehicle and (ii) detection values by proximity sensors which detect an approach of the object to the vehicle.
|Multiple-component pharmaceutical formulations and methods for their use in treating neuropathology and neurodegeneration caused by traumatic injury|
Novel two-component formulations, procedures and methods for use in treating neuropathology and neurodegeneration incident to trauma are provided. Two-component formulations of the invention comprise biologically active forms of at least one neurosteroid or neuroactive steroid, such as progesterone or synthetic progestin, and at least one anti-epileptic or anticonvulsant, such as pregabalin.
|Two-component formulations, methods and procedures to prevent or reduce trauma-induced neuropathology and neurodegeneration|
Novel two-component formulations, procedures and methods for use in treating neuropathology incident to trauma are provided. Two-component formulations of the invention comprise biologically active forms of at least one neurosteroid or neuroactive steroid, such as progesterone or synthetic progestin, and at least one anti-epileptic or anticonvulsant, such as gabapentin.
|Three-component formulations, methods and procedures, and combinations thereof, for reducing or preventing the development, or the risk of development, of neuropathology resulting from trauma|
Novel three-component formulations, procedures and methods for use in treating neuropathology incident to trauma are provided. Three-component formulations of the invention comprise biologically active forms of at least one neurosteroid, at least one anti-epileptic or anticonvulsant, and at least one lithium-containing or lithium-related compound.
|X-ray generation apparatus and x-ray radiographic apparatus|
In an x-ray generation apparatus of transmission type including an electron emission source, and a target generating an x-ray with collision of electrons emitted from the electron emission source against the target, the x-ray generation apparatus further includes a secondary x-ray generation portion generating an x-ray with collision of electrons reflected by the target against the secondary x-ray generation portion, and the secondary x-ray generation portion and the target are arranged such that the x-ray generated with the direct collision of the electrons against the target and the x-ray generated with the collision of the electrons reflected by the target against the secondary x-ray generation portion are both radiated to an outside. X-ray generation efficiency is increased by effectively utilizing the electrons reflected by the target..
|Methods and arrangements to mitigate collisions in wireless networks|
Logic for collision mitigation between transmissions of wireless transmitters and receivers operating at different bandwidths. Logic of the receivers may be capable of receiving and detecting signals transmitted at narrower bandwidths.
|Methods and arrangements to compress identification|
Logic to reduce the probability of hashing collisions via a single hash function. Logic may hash the service set identification (ssid) to generate a compressed ssid and determine multiple compressed ssid segments based upon the compressed ssid.
|Collision resolution for pucch scheduling requests|
Collision mitigation for scheduling requests, srs, on the physical uplink control channel, pucch, in long term evolution, lte, radiocommunication systems is described. Various types of sr collision mitigation information can be transmitted from a base station enodeb (32) to a user equipment, ue(36).
A monitor adapted for mounting in an automobile headrest is provided. A screen structure of the monitor is pivotable about an upper edge thereof, such that the monitor occupies little volume within the headrest.
|Truck fuel tank system for improved crashworthiness|
A revised location for the fuel system and fuel tanks to improve crashworthiness and reduce the occurrence of tank failure, fuel spillage, fire and/or explosion while still providing a sufficient range for the vehicle. The fuel tank system includes at least one fuel tank and a support structure.
|Memory address collision detection of ordered parallel threads with bloom filters|
A semiconductor chip is described having a load collision detection circuit comprising a first bloom filter circuit. The semiconductor chip has a store collision detection circuit comprising a second bloom filter circuit.
|Safety braking apparatus for automated vehicle|
Provided is a safety braking apparatus applied to an automated vehicle. The safety braking apparatus is for preventing minor collisions by sensing other vehicles or objects when the automated vehicle moves at a low speed when a driver does not step on an acceleration pedal.
|Smart supplemental restraint and occupant classification system|
A vehicle occupant detection means and weight responsive classification system operable for controlling a resistance of a supplemental restraint device, such that in an accident, an occupant of the vehicle impacts the supplemental restraint device without injury. The supplemental restraint device comprises advanced restraint system for a vehicle in association with a weight-sensing unit mounted to one or more seats positioned between the seat mounting frame and the floor means of the vehicle for sensing the weight of a sitting occupant and for classifying the occupant accordingly, a computerized system is provided for calculating an operating weight value corresponding to classified weight value, and an airbag system is provided, comprising one or more airbags in association with a deployment unit configured to inflate the airbags with a deployment force and acceleration that is proportionate to the operating weight value when a collision force is sensed above a predetermined collision force value by a collision sensor..
|Mechanism for interference mitigation in short-range communication pico networks|
There is provided an interference mitigation or frequency channel collision mitigation scheme usable for a short range communication network where a network element of a cellular network is used as a coordinator or controller for the collision mitigation. Communication information regarding a communication in the short range communication network and concerning a frequency selection for a communication are processed so as to determine collision mitigation data for reducing interference in the communication in the short range communication network.
|Terminal and method for receiving control information|
A cce+ number allocation method reduces the ack/nack (acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment) collision probability in a mixed system containing an lte (long term evolution) system and an lte+ (long term evolution advanced) system. A cce (control channel element)+ number is defined by selecting a number from cce numbers of the cce to contain pdcch (physical downlink control channel) allocated in a resource element region constituting cce+ where pdcch+ is arranged.
|Mobile communication system, base station apparatus and mobile station apparatus|
To prevent a collision from occurring at the time of random access in cases such as handover, response to paging and the like where a mobile station apparatus performs random access in response to directions from a base station apparatus. In a mobile communication system in which a mobile station apparatus 200 uses a signature of a beforehand determined signature group at the time of random access with a base station apparatus 100, the signature group is comprised of a signature group managed by the base station apparatus 100 and another signature group managed by the mobile station apparatus 200.
|Eye tracking enabling 3d viewing on conventional 2d display|
The exemplary illustrative non-limiting technology herein enables 3d viewing on conventional 2d displays such as home television sets by tracking a person's viewpoint. Detecting a player's viewpoint movement to change the viewing of the displayed object gives the illusion that the object is physically present in three-dimensional space.
|Rear collision warning alert system and method|
A system and method of generating a warning of a rear collision that includes setting, by a controller, a concern area around a vehicle and measuring, by a sensor, the position and distance of an approaching object. In addition, the controller is configured to store the position and distance of the approaching object and determine whether the path of the approaching object crosses the boundary of the concern area, using at least two or more stored positions and distances.
|Fall detection and protection system and method|
The invention provides a fall detection and protection system and method. The fall detection and protection system includes a guarding device to be worn on a user, and a portable device having a pre-determined threshold value stored therein for detecting an activity of a user to acquire an activity status value, which is to be compared with the threshold value so as to detect and determine whether the user falls.
|Structure of front portion of vehicle body|
Front side frames 1 of a vehicle are each vertically connected through a corresponding one of joint members 7 to a cross member 2 configured to support a suspension arm below the front side frame 1. The joint members 7 are each coupled to a back end of a corresponding one of extension frames 4.
In a pedal device that can recede a pedal arm from a passenger side such as a driver reliably and can recede a retainer as a control member for realizing a receding posture of the pedal arm from a vehicle body side reliably at the time of a frontal collision or the like of a vehicle, a first guide hole provided in a pedal bracket attached to the vehicle body includes a leading end hole portion, a terminal end hole portion, and a connecting hole portion that connects the leading end hole portion and the terminal end hole portion, and a second guide hole provided in a retainer engaged and attached to the pedal bracket by engaging portions includes a first hole portion and a second hole portion connected to each other.. .
|Method for assembling vehicle seat with cushion plate|
A method of assembling a vehicle seat is provided, comprising: providing a seat back frame; forwardly movably connecting a headrest for supporting a head of a seat occupant to the seat back frame; mounting a rear-end collision detector to the seat back frame at a position behind the seat occupant, operatively connecting the rear-end collision detector to the headrest; disposing a link member at a position lateral to the rear-end collision detector; forming a front extending portion that inwardly extends in a right-to-left direction at a front end of a lateral face of the side frame; and forming a rear extending portion that inwardly extends in the right-to-left direction; wherein a protruding portion is formed from a portion of the lateral face of the side frame that faces at least the part of the bracket, the link support shaft being disposed at a same height as the protruding portion.. .
|Data error detection and correction using hash values|
The subject disclosure is directed towards a data storage service that uses hash values, such as substantially collision-free hash values, to maintain data integrity. These hash values are persisted in the form of mappings corresponding to data blocks in one or more data stores.
|System for detecting run over accident|
A system for detecting a run-over accident has sensors and a controller. The sensors provide collision detectors which is arranged on at least one of front and rear of a vehicle.
|Control device for link mechanism|
Provided is a control device for a link mechanism capable of preventing a damage of joint mechanisms even in the case of a collision of a movable part against an external object. The control device 30 includes: a characteristic determination unit 34 which determines desired stiffness k_cmd_i of an elastic element 5 of each joint mechanism ji so as to be within a range of first stiffness k1_i wherein the joint maximum elastic energy is equal to or more than joint collision kinetic energy to second stiffness k2_i wherein a first time is equal to or longer than a second time; and a characteristic control unit 35 which controls stiffness k_i of the elastic element 5 of each joint mechanism ji to be the desired stiffness k_cmd_i..
In an x-ray tube having an x-ray shielding member allowing an electron ray to pass through an electron passing hole toward a target, separately from the cathode-side opening of the electron passing hole, a gas exhaust path allowing communication between the inside and outside of the electron passing hole is provided so that gas molecules generated in the electron passing hole can be easily diffused out of the electron passing hole. The degradation of the cathode caused by accelerated collisions with the cathode, of cations generated by collisions of electrons with gas molecules generated in the electron passing hole by a desorption phenomenon due to electron ray irradiation to the target, is reduced..
|Single-port read multiple-port write storage device using single-port memory cells|
A storage device provides single-port read multiple-port write functionality and includes first and second memory arrays and a controller. The first memory array includes first and second single-port memory cells.
|Deliberate collision triggering in multi-channel remote control communication environments|
Methods, devices, and system for controlling communication between set top boxes and remote controls are presented. A set top box communication module may be configured to receive remote control data transmissions from a plurality of set top boxes.
|Collision prevention warning method and device capable of tracking moving object|
A collision prevention warning method and device capable of tracking a moving object, the method comprises the following steps. Firstly, capturing a plurality of continuous images in a front region of 180 degrees, through identifying category of at least an obstacle in these continuous images, to find a moving obstacle.
|Front end module for vehicle|
A front end module of a vehicle includes an outer member having a front and a rear which define an internal space; an inner member having a bottom and a front which define the internal space between the outer member and the inner member; a hood latch mounted on the rear of the outer member; and a safety strike disposed in the internal space. Since the safety strike is disposed in the internal space inside the front end module, a shock-absorbing space is defined ahead of the front end module.
|Slit valve assembly having a spacer for maintaining a gap|
A spacer for maintaining a gap between a slit valve door and a sealing surface of a slit valve body, such as a metallic insert is described. The spacer can extend the life of a seal by limiting the line of sight exposure of the seal to corrosive gases within a wafer processing chamber, for example, and by controlling the compression percentage of the seal.
|Electrical power steering apparatus|
A motor control circuit includes a power relay, a converter division, a smoothing condenser, a control circuit and a motor drive circuit, and is connected to a battery as high voltage power and to an electrical motor. The battery is connected with a driving battery having the high voltage such as 288v etc.
|Impact absorbing apparatus of vehicle|
An impact absorbing apparatus of a vehicle includes a back beam to secure an impact absorbing space while retreating rearward at the time of a collision accident with a pedestrian. This makes it possible to prevent direct contact between the back beam, which is a rigid body, and the pedestrian.
|Soft collision grating scale and measuring method thereof|
A soft collision grating scale and measuring method thereof comprises a fixed scale, a sliding auxiliary scale slidably disposed relative to the fixed scale, and a moving pin sliding relative to the sliding auxiliary scale. The moving pin and the sliding auxiliary scale move synchronically.
|System and method to adjust insurance rate based on real-time data about potential vehicle operator impairment|
The method, system, and computer-readable medium facilitates monitoring a vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle during the course of vehicle operation to determine whether the vehicle operator is impaired (e.g., distracted, drowsy), log data relating to vehicle operator impairment for further analysis, and send the data to a server for analysis. The method, system, and computer-readable medium may monitor the vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle using either or both of optical sensors or accelerometers.
|System for controlling transport of heavy load, transport vehicle, and method of controlling transport of heavy load|
Provided is an apparatus for controlling transport of a heavy load by which a transport vehicle smoothly transports a heavy load such as a rotor blade of a wind power generator, which has a high weight and a large length, without collisions or interferences by controlling movement of the heavy load according to a facility around a road or a peripheral environmental condition in a process of transporting the heavy load on the road with the transport vehicle, a transport vehicle, and a method of controlling transport of a heavy load. The apparatus includes: an adjusting unit configured to control rotation or movements of the heavy load so that collision or interference of the heavy load with a facility around a road or a peripheral environmental condition is prevented in a process of transporting the heavy load after the heavy load is fixedly mounted to the adjusting unit..
|Vehicle-occupant protection system|
A vehicle-occupant protection system in a vehicle has a first sensor and a second sensor on a lateral side closer to a seat of an occupant. The first sensor is either forward of or lateral to the seat of the occupant in the front-rear direction of the vehicle.
|Collision avoidance system for a wind turbine|
A collision avoidance system and a wind turbine includes a tower, a rotor coupled to the tower and a nacelle coupled to the rotor such that at least one of the tower, the rotor and the nacelle include one or more acoustic retroreflectors. Particularly, the acoustic retroreflectors are designed to reflect acoustic waves corresponding to a designated frequency range back to a source of the acoustic waves..
|Deep-drawing packaging machine with electromotive lifting gear|
The invention relates to a deep-drawing packaging machine with a lifting gear for a forming station, sealing station or cutting station, wherein the lifting gear provides guides and lifting spindles which are arranged outside a collision region of a movable tool.. .
|Heat treatment apparatus for heating substrate by irradiation with flash light|
A susceptor of a holding part for holding a semiconductor wafer includes a disc-shaped holding plate, an annular shaped guide ring, and a plurality of support pins. The guide ring has an inside diameter greater than the diameter of the semiconductor wafer and is installed on the peripheral portion of the top face of the holding plate.
|Method and device for random access in wireless communication system supporting multi-carrier wave|
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for performing a random access procedure on a first secondary serving cell by a terminal in which a plurality of serving cells are set up includes the steps of: transmitting a random access preamble on a first scell to a base station; receiving a random access response from the base station; transmitting uplink data to the base station by using an uplink grant included in the random access response; and receiving a collision resolving message from the base station on the serving cell which transmits scheduling information about the first scell..
|System and method for full-duplex mac timing modifications|
A system, method, and computer-readable storage media for reducing monopolization of a frequency channel during full-duplex communications. The mac layer of governing communications can be modified to reduce likelihood of monopolization by (1) in networks which are exclusively filled with full-duplex devices, configuring non-communicating devices to ignore data collisions of communicating devices, requiring the communicating devices to wait for an standard backoff time after the data transmission is complete; and/or (2) in mixed half-duplex/full-duplex networks, requiring a half-duplex nodes and/or a full- duplex node to wait an extended duration after the data transmission is complete, while the non-communicating devices do not wait an extended duration..
|Device including a plurality of memory banks and a pipeline control circuit configured to execute a command on the plurality of memory banks|
A method for carrying out read and write operations in a synchronous memory device having a shared i/o, includes receiving a read command directed to a first internal memory bank during a first timeslot, activating the first internal memory bank to access read data at a read address requested by the read command, receiving a write command directed to a second internal memory bank during a second timeslot later than the first timeslot, determining whether a data collision between the read data for output to the shared i/o with normal read latency and write data to be received on the shared i/o with normal write latency would occur, and receiving the write data on the shared i/o with the normal write latency during a third timeslot later than the second timeslot.. .
|Window for reducing bird collisions|
A window is designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. In certain example embodiments, the window may be an insulating glass (ig) window unit, or alternatively a monolithic window.
|Laser radar device, safe landing sensor for planetfall, docking sensor for space apparatus, space debris collection sensor, and vehicle-mounted collision avoidance sensor|
A laser radar device includes: a pulse laser that outputs transmission light to a target; an transmission optical system that makes the transmission light at a predetermined beam spread angle; a light-receiving element array that receives scattered light from the target and converts the light to an electric signal; an electric circuit array that detects a reception intensity and a reception time from the electric signal; a range/three-dimensional shape output unit that measures a range to the target or a three-dimensional shape of the target on the basis of the reception time; a determination unit that determines whether the beam spread angle is changed or not on the basis of the reception intensity and the reception time; and a control unit that changes the beam spread angle on the basis of a determination result.. .
|System and method to monitor and reduce vehicle operator impairment|
The method, system, and computer-readable medium facilitates monitoring a vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle during the course of vehicle operation to determine whether the vehicle operator is impaired (e.g., distracted, drowsy, intoxicated), alerting the vehicle operator when impairment is detected, and log data relating to vehicle operator impairment for further analysis. The method, system, and computer-readable medium may monitor the vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle using either or both of optical sensors or accelerometers.
|Side airbag device and method of sewing side airbag|
A side airbag device has: a side airbag that inflates and expands at a time of a side collision, and that has a lower chamber (high pressure chamber), and an upper chamber (low pressure chamber), the high pressure chamber and the low pressure chamber being formed by base cloths (a lower base cloth, an upper base cloth) that are respectively separate bodies; an inflator; a partitioning wall that is formed by a portion of the lower base cloth, and that divides the lower chamber and the upper chamber; and a check valve that is provided at a partial region of the partitioning wall, and that is provided convexly toward the lower chamber side when the side airbag is not inflated, and that permits flowing of the gas for inflation from the upper chamber side to the lower chamber side, and restricts flowing of gas in a direction opposite thereto.. .