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Title: Video occupant detection and classification

Abstract

A system for determining when it is not safe to arm a vehicle airbag by storing representations of known situations as observed by a camera at a passenger seat; and comparing a representation of a camera output of the current situation to the stored representations to determine the known situation most closely represented by the current situation. In the preferred embodiment, the stored representations include the presence or absence of a person or infant seat in the front passenger seat of an automobile.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872660
Patent Number(s):
5983147
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04N - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60R - VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
video; occupant; detection; classification; determining; safe; arm; vehicle; airbag; storing; representations; situations; observed; camera; passenger; seat; comparing; representation; output; current; situation; stored; determine; closely; represented; preferred; embodiment; presence; absence; person; infant; front; automobile; preferred embodiment; /701/280/

Citation Formats

Krumm, John C. Video occupant detection and classification. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Krumm, John C. Video occupant detection and classification. United States.
Krumm, John C. Fri . "Video occupant detection and classification". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872660.
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