Vehicle occupant position and velocity sensor

  • US 5,848,802 A
  • Filed: 08/04/1997
  • Issued: 12/15/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In a motor vehicle having an occupant, a vehicle occupant position system comprising:

  • sensor means for determining the position of said occupant in a passenger compartment of the vehicle, said sensor means comprising at least one transmitter for transmitting waves toward said occupant;

    at least one receiver for receiving waves which have been reflected off of said occupant and pattern recognition means for processing the waves received by said it least one receiver,attachment means for attaching said sensor means to said motor vehicle; and

    response means coupled to said sensor means for responding to the determined position of said occupant.

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