Digital camera valet gate

  • US 6,630,893 B2
  • Filed: 04/02/2001
  • Issued: 10/07/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computerized valet parking system comprising:

  • a first kiosk for collecting a first set of valet parking data from a first valet attendant;

    a first pre-parking camera focused on a front left region of a vehicle for generating a first pre-parking digital image;

    a second pre-parking camera focused on a front right region of the vehicle for generating a second pre-parking digital image;

    a third pre-parking camera focused on a rear right region of the vehicle for generating a third pre-parking digital image;

    a fourth pre-parking camera focused on a rear left region of the vehicle for generating a fourth pre-parking digital image;

    a second kiosk for collecting a second set of valet parking data from a second valet attendant;

    a first post-parking camera focused on a front left region of the vehicle for generating a first post-parking digital image;

    a second post-parking camera focused on a front right region of the vehicle for generating a second post-parking digital image;

    a third post-parking camera focused on a rear right region of the vehicle for generating a third post-parking digital image;

    a fourth post-parking camera focused on a rear left region of the vehicle for generating a fourth post-parking digital image; and

    a network server for linking the digital images and the valet parking data together.

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