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Gary Steven Strumolo: 360° vision system for a vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Artz & Artz, October 21, 2003: US06636258 (358 worldwide citation)

A vehicle monitoring system including a camera mounted on top of the vehicle reflector in operative relation to the camera. The camera and the conical reflector provide a 360° field of view image around the vehicle. A controller is also included is adapted to detect objects within the field of view ...


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Ronald Hugh Miller, Anya Lynn Tascillo: Blind spot warning system for an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, February 22, 2005: US06859148 (240 worldwide citation)

A warning system (12) for a source vehicle (10) is illustrated. A camera (20) generates a plurality of images. A controller (30) is coupled to an indicator (36). The controller (30) generates a size signal and position signal for a rear-approaching vehicle. The controller (30) activates an indicator ...


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Gary S Strumolo, Hanaan Elmessiri, David M DiMeo, Ronald H Miller, Aric David Shaffer: Blind-spot warning system for an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Artz & Artz P C, January 9, 2007: US07161472 (153 worldwide citation)

A host vehicle system includes a blind-spot warning system providing an indication to the host vehicle a target vehicle entering a blind-spot. The system includes a vehicle bus receiving various vehicle control signals, magneto-resistive sensors receiving proximity information as a function of magne ...


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Ingo la Tendresse, Holger Mueller: Warning apparatus for a motor vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Brooks Kushman P C, September 20, 2011: US08022818 (145 worldwide citation)

Warning apparatus (2) for a motor vehicle (1) having an indicator system (6) for indicating a change of lane comprising at least one signal display (7) arranged in the field of view of the driver and having a sensor system for detecting obstacles in the blind spot (4), wherein the sensor system gene ...


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Aaron L Mills, Gerald H Engelman, Liwen Xu, Samir Mohamad Beydoun: Multipurpose vision sensor system. Ford Motor Company, Frank A MacKenzie, Artz & Artz, October 25, 2005: US06958683 (109 worldwide citation)

A multipurpose sensing system (10) for a vehicle (12) includes an optic (14) that is directed at multiple viewing areas (18). A vision sensor (16) is coupled to the optic (14) and generates multiple object detection signals corresponding to the viewing areas (18). A controller (22) is coupled to the ...


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Ronald Hugh Miller, Gary Steven Strumolo: Display system for vehicle environment awareness. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, May 6, 2003: US06559761 (78 worldwide citation)

An overhead-view display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system comprises a reference vehicle indicator within an overhead field of view and at least three field of view display segments. Each display segment represents a physical region adjacent the reference vehicle and includes a fi ...


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Willes H Weber, Timothy Potter, Aric Shaffer: Active night vision with adaptive imaging. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, November 22, 2005: US06967569 (66 worldwide citation)

A vision system for a vehicle includes a light source generating an illumination beam, a receiver having a pixel array for capturing an image in response to at least a reflected portion of the illumination beam, the image corresponding to a first horizontal field of view (FOV) angle, and a controlle ...


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Manoharprasad K Rao, Kwaku O Prakah Asante, Gary Steven Strumolo: Method for operating a pre-crash sensing system in a vehicle having a countermeasure system using stereo cameras. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, March 7, 2006: US07009500 (65 worldwide citation)

A pre-crash sensing system is coupled to a countermeasure system that has at least a first countermeasure and a second countermeasure. The pre-crash sensing system has a vision system (26) that generates an object size signal and an object distance signal. A controller (12) is coupled to the vision ...


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Gary Steven Strumolo, Sean Timothy Ryan: Drowsy driver monitoring and prevention system. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, November 21, 2006: US07138922 (63 worldwide citation)

A drowsy driver detection system (10) for an automobile (12) is coupled to a service center (16) through a communication system (14). A drowsy driver sensor (30) coupled to a controller (32) and a communication device (60) is used to determine the drowsiness of a vehicle operator by monitoring actio ...