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Toshiaki Kakinami, Mitsuyoshi Saiki, Jun Sato: Vehicle cruise control system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, July 27, 1993: US05230400 (229 worldwide citation)

A cruise control system for vehicles uses a video camera to follow a vehicle driving ahead at a constant distance and speed on a highway. The system detects the distance to a vehicle and a relative speed to set the upper and lower limitations for the distance and the speed. The system controls a spe ...


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Jun Sato, Mitsuyoshi Saiki: Apparatus which detects lines approximating an image by repeatedly narrowing an area of the image to be analyzed and increasing the resolution in the analyzed area. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 10, 1996: US05555555 (216 worldwide citation)

Each of feature points (Xs, Ys) in X and Y orthogonal coordinate system of an image taken by a television camera is converted into a group of points (.rho., .theta.) of polar coordinate system. Memory includes addresses allotted to each one of polar coordinates (.rho., .theta.) for storing frequency ...


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Dean C Karnopp, Yoshiyuki Yasui: Steering and brake controlling system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 12, 1991: US04998593 (170 worldwide citation)

Steering and braking are coordinated and controlled according to a sensed yaw rate error or lateral acceleration error to increase vehicle stability without increasing braking distance. A desired yaw rate or lateral acceleration rate is computed from the vehicle velocity and the steering wheel angle ...


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Toshiaki Kakinami, Yoshikatsu Kimura, Zhong shan Zhu, Ryo Inoue: Vehicle condition detecting apparatus. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, January 9, 2001: US06172600 (164 worldwide citation)

A vehicle condition detecting apparatus utilizes a camera mounted on the rear of a vehicle for providing an image including lines indicative of lane boundaries. The image is processed to determine the distances from the vehicle to each line. The distances are compared with predetermined distances by ...


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Yamato Mase, Masami Ishii, Shuji Noda, Yoshihiro Naruse, Hiroshi Takeshita, Shinobu Nagata: Apparatus for superimposing a display of detected data for a vehicle. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, April 26, 1988: US04740838 (162 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for superimposing a display image of vehicle data or position data of the vehicle on video signals of the surroundings of the vehicle. An object picked up is converted into video signals by an image pick-up camera having an image pick-up drive circuit, an amplifier circuit, a wave shapi ...


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Yoshihiro Naruse, Mitsuhiro Ando, Tomokimi Mizuno, Naomasa Nakajima: Fluid flow regulating device. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, September 13, 1994: US05346372 (151 worldwide citation)

A fluid-flow regulating device is comprised of (a) a plurality of driving mechanisms each of which has a chamber, a diaphragm disposed at an opening of the chamber, a light-heat conversion substance accommodated in the chamber, and an operating fluid stored in the chamber, (b) a fluid-flow passage a ...


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Andrew A Frank, Masahiko Nakamura: Laser radar for a vehicle lateral guidance system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 13, 1993: US05202742 (148 worldwide citation)

A laser radar apparatus for producing a pulse modulated transmitted light beam and receiving reflected light beams from road mounted retroreflectors. In the preferred embodiment, a floodlight beam illuminates a portion of a roadway from 20 to 150 in front of a vehicle. Reflected beams from retrorefl ...


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Dean C Karnopp, Yoshiyuki Yasui: Brake controlling system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, February 6, 1990: US04898431 (142 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for controlling vehicle motion. More specifically, the invention relates to an apparatus for improving vehicle stability by controlling the brake torque of a vehicle during, for example, cornering manuevers. In accordance with the present inve ...


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Makoto Takagi, Toshiyasu Katsuno, Kazushi Konno, Toshiaki Kakinami: Vehicle periphery monitor. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Kenyon & Kenyon, July 24, 2007: US07248283 (123 worldwide citation)

A front camera for filming an area stretching forwards is disposed in a front portion of a vehicle. A side camera for filming an area stretching laterally and diagonally forwards is disposed in a lateral-left portion of the vehicle. An indicator display that can be visually recognized by a driver is ...


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Seiji Suzuki, Hidetoshi Nakane, Masato Itakura, Toshihiro Inayoshi: Seat apparatus with air flow. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, May 16, 2000: US06062641 (117 worldwide citation)

A seat apparatus includes a seat cushion, a seat back associated with the seat cushion, an air vent extending from the bottom side of the cushion towards the sitting side of the cushion, and an air producing device which blows air, preferably temperature controlled air, to the air vent and to a groo ...