Patents by Inventor John H. Kamei

John H. Kamei has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5528698
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant safety system includes an image sensor and processor that provides a classification of the occupancy status of the passenger seat area to determine whether an airbag should be deployed. The image processing system includes a photodetector array sensor and lens assembly with image processing electronics to acquire a machine vision representation of the passenger seat area within a vehicle. The objects in the field of view are then discriminated to determine whether a rear-facing child carrier is located in the passenger seat, such that the passenger-side airbag can be disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Kamei, Cathy L. Boon, Phillip F. Stevens