Patents Examined by Paul D. Dzierzynski
  • Patent number: 5706144
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for automating the orientation of a selected mirror mounted on a vehicle. The apparatus includes location apparatus for sensing the location of the driver's eyes, a computer controller, and a mirror positioning mechanism. The location apparatus may include various types of distance sensors and orientation detectors. The controller determines the desired orientation of the selected mirror based upon the position of the driver's eyes, known vehicle parameters and vision parameters, and generates control signals. The mirror positioning mechanism receives the control signals and positions the mirror in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Inventor: Bertil A. Brandin