Autobrilliance LLC

U.S. Patent No. 7,337,650


This prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 7,337,650 (’650 Patent), titled “System and method for aligning sensors on a vehicle”, from assignee Autobrilliance LLC, published on 4 March 2008.

This patent describes “systems that receive sensor data from different types of sensors at a processor of a local vehicle”.  The ‘650 Patent further discloses a system for establishing and maintaining accurate alignment of sensors mounted on an automotive vehicle that can gather target data around the vehicle using optical information. The sensor includes micro-inertial sensors capable of measuring rotation rate and acceleration along two or more axes of the sensor to establish a sensor reference frame. A separate micro-inertial sensor is also independently mounted on the vehicle body to measure rotation rate and acceleration along two or more axes of the vehicle for establishing a vehicle body reference frame. The system also includes a processor to determine the amount of misalignment between the sensor and vehicle reference frames and aligns the sensor target data with the vehicle reference frame according to the amount of misalignment.

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