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Integrated camera and communication antenna

An apparatus includes a camera lens assembly and a printed circuit board attached to said camera lens assembly. The camera lens assembly may be configured to provide a forward view through a windshield of a vehicle. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Lens for integrated rain sensor and antenna

A molded lens assembly includes a cover and at least four molded elongated features. The cover may have a substantially planar portion and side portions extending away perpendicularly at a periphery of the substantially planar portion and defining an inner surface of the substantially planar portion. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Thrust vector tuning of inflator devices

Methods, devices and/or features which in addition to circumferential thrust neutrality additionally facilitate, permit or provide for thrust vector tuning of the inflation gas discharge from an inflator device. An end diffuser includes a diffuser wall defining a diffuser chamber for initially accepting inflation gas from a gas-providing portion of the inflator device. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Radar module

A radar module for forming an ultra-wide field of view, including vertically oriented and laterally spaced first and second antennas for transmitting radar signals and for receiving the radar signals after the radar signals have been reflected from a reflecting surface of an object in the fov of the module. At least one transceiver is configured to generate drive signals for the first and second antennas, such that each antenna forms a flat beam, and a signal processor is configured to detect from the received reflected radar signals a location of one or more objects in the fov of the module.. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Systems and methods for synchronizing processor operations over a communications network

The systems and methods of the present disclosure utilize an advantageous data transmission protocol, which facilitates determining and compensating for transmission delay between nodes in a communications network in order to correlate timing information across multiple nodes. According to the systems and methods presented herein, data may be transmitted from a first node to a second node, wherein the transmitted data includes each of (i) timing information (as measured by a first timing mechanism associated with the first node) characterizing a first set of data and (ii) a transmission time (as also measured by the first timing mechanism). ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Brake circuit leak detection and isolation

A method for detecting the location of and isolating a leak in a braking system by simultaneously controlling a direct apply subsystem (das) and an isolated apply subsystem (ias) to enable fluid communication between the ias and the first circuit; to block fluid communication of the das with the first circuit; to enable fluid communication of the das with the second circuit; and to block fluid communication of the ias with the second circuit. A sensed travel of an isolated apply component and a sensed fluid pressure developed by the ias may be used to determine if the leak is present in the first circuit, while simultaneously using the sensed travel of a direct apply component of the das, and a sensed fluid pressure developed by the das, to determine if the leak is present in the second circuit.. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Top fill curtain airbags

Inflatable curtain airbags and airbag assemblies are provided that can provide for top filling. The inflatable curtain airbag can include a top fill tube and one or more cushion segments. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Dual-stage cushion flaps and related systems and methods

Airbag cushion assemblies comprising airbag cushion flaps for safety. In some embodiments, the assembly may comprise an airbag housing and an airbag cushion positioned within the airbag housing. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Vehicle occupant head positioning system

Described are occupant positioning systems, and methods of use thereof, which combine image capture and radar or ultrasonic sensors, determine the head position and/or velocity of a vehicle occupant's head in three dimensions for use in a driver monitoring application. The driver monitoring applications may include features such as driver drowsiness estimation and indication, driver attention monitoring, driver gaze direction and driver gaze positioning, driver identification, head-up display adjustment and automatic sun blocking. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

System and method for detecting heading and velocity of a target object

A system for characterizing a moving object performs a cluster trajectory orientation process associated with clusters of detected points in each of a set of scans to estimate the heading of a non-point target. The cluster trajectory orientation process performs a principal component analysis on a corresponding position data matrix representing coordinates of the clusters of points for each of a set of scans and compares resulting eigenvectors to a heading of the cluster averages to generate a heading estimate. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Apparatus and method for mitigating interference in an automotive radar system

A system and method for mitigating interference in a frequency-modulated continuous-wave radar processing system is defined. Random inter-pulse jitter is implemented in a transmitted radar signal to prevent identification of false tracks due to interfering radar signals. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Sensor assembly

A sensor assembly is provided with a housing, a sensor package, and terminals. The housing may include a connector opening configured to mate with a wire harness connector. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Autonomous vehicle: object-level fusion

Previous self-driving car systems can detect objects separately with either vision systems, radar systems or lidar systems. In an embodiment of the present invention, an object fusion module normalizes sensor output from vision, radar, and lidar systems into a common format. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

Autonomous vehicle: vehicle localization

In an embodiment, a localization module can provide coordinates of the vehicle relative to the earth and relative to the drivable surface, both of which are precise enough to allow for self-driving, and further can compensate for a temporary lapse in reliable gps service by continuing to track the car's position by tracking its movement with inertial sensors (e.g., accelerometers and gyroscopes) and radar data. The localization module bases its output on a geolocation relative to the earth and sensor measurements of the drivable surface and its surroundings to determine where the car is in relation to the earth and the drivable surface.. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086336

Autonomous vehicle: modular architecture

An architecture for an autonomous vehicle uses a top-down approach to enable fully automated driving. The architecture is modular and compatible with hardware from different manufacturers. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079384

Aspirating airbag assemblies

Airbag cushion assemblies for aspirating ambient air to enhance inflation. Some embodiments may comprise an inflation module comprising an inflator and a plurality of high-velocity nozzles fluidly coupled with the inflator and configured to deliver inflation gas from the inflator into an airbag cushion. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072259

Flexible holding element for removably attaching an element of an airbag

Holding elements for attaching an element of an airbag assembly to a holding unit comprising such a holding element and an inflating element, along with related methods. In some embodiments, the holding element may be configured for attaching an element of an airbag assembly via at least one tear seam, and the holding element may comprise a first side wall made of a flexible material and a second side wall made of a flexible material. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065594

Seatbelt webbing retractor and method of assembly

A seatbelt webbing retractor and a method of assembling a seatbelt webbing retractor including a unitary bobbin having a mounting portion, a first and second annular wall extending perpendicularly from a first and second end of the mounting portion, respectively. The mounting portion of the unitary bobbin defines a plurality of slots through which the seatbelt webbing is passed. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061008

Imaging system and method

An imaging system and method includes an imaging sensor, a processor in communication with the imaging sensor, a protective window or other exposed optical surface located between the imaging sensor and the scene to be captured by the imaging sensor, and a heater system in thermal communication with the window or other exposed optical surface. The imaging sensor configured to capture images of a scene, each of the captured images comprising a plurality of pixels. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056924

Tortuous path filter for airbag inflator

An airbag assembly may include an airbag and an inflator that provides inflation gas to inflate the airbag. A filter module may be positioned such that inflation gas exiting the inflator must first pass through the filter module. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052005

Adas horizon and vision supplemental v2x

An apparatus comprising an antenna, a processor and a memory. The antenna may be configured to receive signals from gnss satellites. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034144

Vehicle ubiquitous dedicated short range communication antenna integration

An apparatus comprising a cover and an antenna circuit. The cover may be implemented as a dielectric material having one or more apertures. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001862

Airbag cover weakening patterns and related systems and methods

Airbag cushion covers and related methods. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag cover comprising a weakened pattern configured to facilitate separation of the cover during deployment of an airbag cushion. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355344

Frontal airbag assemblies for reducing rotational velocity of a head of an occupant

Airbag assemblies are disclosed that can reduce rotational velocity of an occupant's head during a collision event and thereby mitigate traumatic brain injury/head injury to an occupant. An airbag includes a pair of lobes or protrusions to deploy and extend from the rear face of the airbag on either side of the occupant's head to limit rotation of the head. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355341

Airbag cushions for eccentric steering wheels and related systems and methods

Airbag cushion assemblies for anchoring an airbag cushion in a desired position during deployment. Some embodiments may be configured for use in connection with eccentric steering wheels, such as steering wheels lacking an upper rim portion. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343671

Direct detection lidar system and method with pulse amplitude modulation (am) transmitter and quadrature receiver

A lidar system and method includes a pulse modulation circuit and an amplitude modulation circuit for applying pulse modulation and amplitude modulation to a continuous signal to generate a plurality of amplitude-modulated pulses of the continuous signal. An optical modulation circuit applies the amplitude-modulated pulses of the continuous signal to an optical signal to generate a pulse amplitude-modulated (pam) optical signal. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343662

System and method for continuous wave interference cancellation

Methods and systems for cancelling continuous wave interference in radar systems include defining an integration time period, dividing the integration time period into sub-periods during which the radar sensor system transmits a radar signal integrating a detected signal during both sub-periods to generate sub-period integrated values, wherein integration in the sub-periods is triggered at points of symmetrical opposite polarities of a down converted interferer signal having a non-integer number of cycles in each sub-period, and adding tire respective sub-period integrated values to cancel interference residue of opposite polarity in the respective sub-periods.. . ... Autoliv Asp Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343652

Direct detection lidar system and method with frequency modulation (fm) transmitter and quadrature receiver

A lidar system and method include a signal generator generating an output signal having a variable frequency. A modulation circuit receives the output signal from the signal generator and applies the output signal from the signal generator to an optical signal to generate an envelope-modulated optical signal having a frequency-modulated (fm) modulation envelope. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339321

Camera shutter arrangements and camera arrangements including camera shutter arrangements

A camera shutter arrangement is provided. The camera shutter arrangement includes a motor. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336502

Systems and methods for correcting for leakage and distortion in radar systems

Methods and systems for correcting leakage and/or distortion in radar systems include defining an integration time period, dividing the integration time period into a first sub-period and a second sub-period, at least partially transmitting a transmission radar signal during the first sub-period of the integration time period, not transmitting at all during the second sub-period of the integration time period, integrating the detected signal during both the first sub-period and the second sub-period, and subtracting a last sampled integrated value of the second sub-period from a last sampled integrated value of the first sub-period to generate a corrected integrated value for the integration time period.. . ... Autoliv Asp Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334383

Displaceable steering wheel safety systems and related methods

Apparatus, methods, and systems for repositioning a steering wheel and/or airbag cushion prior to and/or during deployment of the airbag cushion resulting from an impact event. Some embodiments may comprise a steering wheel configured to be positioned between a first, operational configuration and a second, deployed configuration, wherein in the second configuration the steering wheel is positioned laterally relative to the first configuration, and wherein the steering wheel is configured to be repositioned between the first configuration and the second configuration. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282836

Airbag cover weakening patterns and related systems and methods

Airbag cushion covers and related methods. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag cover comprising a weakened pattern configured to facilitate separation of the cover during deployment of an airbag cushion. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276801

Automotive dead reckoning with dynamic calibration and/or dynamic weighting

A computer readable medium containing processor executable instructions configured to perform the steps of (i) monitoring a positional accuracy of location information calculated based on signals received from gnss satellites, (ii) if the positional accuracy passes a quality check, using the location information to continuously perform a calibration of data received from one or more sensors and (iii) if the positional accuracy does not pass the quality check, cease the calibration of the data received from the sensors, wherein dead reckoning information is calculated from the data received from the sensors.. . ... Autoliv Asp Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267200

Clamping arrangement for securing an airbag to an inflator

A clamping arrangement for an inflatable restraint of a motor vehicle includes a base member and a retention member. The base member has a main body with an axially extending length and a partially cylindrical shape curved in a direction perpendicular to the length. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247012

Airbag fabric including apertures and methods of forming the same

Fabrics for inflatable airbags including one or more aperture sections are disclosed. The aperture sections can be formed in woven fabric panels of the inflatable airbags. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247008

Airbag mounting bracket

Methods for making an airbag mounting bracket for use with an attachment component of an associated airbag cushion are provided. An opening in a mounting bracket precursor formed of a bracket precursor material is extruded. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240132

Adaptive vent for knee airbag

A knee airbag (kab) can be constructed with an adaptive vent for reducing internal cushion pressure when the deployment path is obstructed. Obstruction may occur, for instance, by an out-of-position occupant, or when the occupant's legs are in close proximity to the deploying kab. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240131

Curtain airbag assembly with stiffening chamber

A curtain airbag assembly that includes one or more angled stiffening chambers and one or more standoff chambers. An angled stiffening chamber may be configured to support and retain an occupant within a vehicle during or after a vehicle collision. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219691

Apparatus and method for attenuating close-range radar signals with balancing for dual-frequency difference in radar signals in an automotive radar sensor

A radar signal transmitter transmits first and second radar signals at different first and second frequencies. A radar receiver receives reflected radar signals and generates receive signals indicative of the reflected radar signals. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

08/03/17 / #20170217382

Apparatuses for mounting camera arrangements on motor vehicles

An apparatus for mounting a camera arrangement on a motor vehicle is provided. The apparatus has a camera housing that includes a main body configured for holding the camera arrangement in a predetermined position. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197578

Multi-flap vents for inflatable chambers

A vent for an inflatable chamber, such as an airbag cushion, can include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap and second flap can be opposing and/or overlapping. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190311

Safety restraint system with an airbag having an inflatable pelvis restraint portion and related method

A safety restraint system for a vehicle seat having a frame, a seat back and a lower seat cushion supported on the frame includes an airbag having an inflatable pelvis restraint portion. The inflatable pelvis restraint portion extends across the lower seat cushion between a first lateral side and a second lateral side of the inflatable pelvis restraint portion. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174192

System and method for independently controlling wheel slip and vehicle acceleration

The present disclosure relates to a system for real time control of a wheel slip of each slipping wheel of a pair of wheels associated with an axle of a motor vehicle, simultaneously and independently with real time explicit control of said motor vehicle's acceleration provided by each non-slipping wheel associated with the axle. The system makes use of a total controller and an asymmetric controller associated with the axle of the vehicle for generating two torque signals used to control the total and asymmetric dynamics respectively of the axle, and a distributor for distributing the two said torque signals into available actuators' targets. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174165

Clamping arrangement for securing an airbag to an inflator

A clamping arrangement for an inflatable restraint of a motor vehicle includes a base member and a retention member. The base member has a partially cylindrical shape. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158161

Airbag tether release assemblies

Airbag cushion assemblies comprising tether release functionality. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag housing comprising an airbag housing opening configured to receive a squib. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120853

Airbag cushion protectors and related methods

Airbag cushion assemblies comprising cushion protective structures and related methods of assembly. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag cushion and a protector or protective structure, such as a protective wrapper, comprising a first portion and a second portion. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106830

Airbags including internal tethers and methods of forming the same

Airbags including tethered inflatable chambers are disclosed. The tethered inflatable chambers can include internal tethers that are configured to break when an internal pressure of a tethered inflatable chamber reaches a predetermined value. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101071

Frontal airbag systems for oblique crash protection

An inflatable airbag system can be configured to be mounted to a frontal region of a vehicle. The inflatable airbag system includes an airbag and an active control mechanism, and is configured to deploy in various configurations in response to frontal and oblique collision events. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096118

Frontal airbag systems for oblique crash protection

An inflatable airbag system can be configured to be mounted to a frontal region of a vehicle. The inflatable airbag system includes an airbag and a positioning member, and is configured to deploy in various configurations in response to frontal and oblique collision events and based on an impact angle and a rotational angle of the steering wheel.. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090013

Apparatus and method for attenuating close-range radar signals in an automotive radar sensor

A radar system and method include a first transmitted radar signal having a first frequency and a second transmitted radar signal having a second frequency different from the first frequency. A receiver receives reflected radar signals generated by reflection of the transmitted radar signals and generates receive signals indicative of the reflected radar signals, a first receive signal being indicative of a first reflected radar signal generated by reflection of the first transmitted radar signal, and a second receive signal being indicative of a second reflected radar signal generated by reflection of the second transmitted radar signal. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088087

Airbag systems with passive venting control

Airbag assemblies and vents are disclosed. An airbag assembly includes an airbag cushion and a vent assembly including a vent, one or more sheer tethers, and a peel tether. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/16/17 / #20170079154

Mechanical housing and connector

An electronics module includes a housing, a connector, and a baseplate. The housing and connector are attached to each other and mounted to the baseplate. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072897

Frontal airbag systems for oblique crash protection

An inflatable airbag system provides cushioning restraint of a vehicle occupant during an impact event of a vehicle. The airbag system can be configured to be mounted to a frontal region of a vehicle. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072891

Supplemental airbags and related airbag support systems

Apparatus, methods, and systems for supplementing a primary airbag cushion, particularly during oblique angle vehicle impacts. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag module comprising an airbag cushion and a supplemental airbag support system configured to provide support to at least one of the airbag cushion and a vehicle occupant during oblique angle impact events. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059695

Apparatus and method for detecting and correcting for blockage of an automotive radar sensor

An automotive radar system and method transmit a plurality of radar signals into a region, detect reflected radar signals, and convert the reflected radar signals into digital data signals. A plurality of range-doppler maps for the region are generated from the digital data signals, and the plurality of range-doppler maps are averaged to generate an averaged range-doppler map for the region. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057455

Airbag cushion stabilizers

Airbag cushion assemblies comprising internal stabilizers and related methods. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag cushion comprising a first side and a second side opposite from the first side and a hub comprising a hub opening configured to be coupled with an inflator so as to receive inflation gases during deployment of the airbag cushion through the hub opening. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057453

Frontal airbag systems for oblique crash protection

An inflatable airbag system can be configured to be mounted to a frontal region of a vehicle. The inflatable airbag system includes an airbag base cushion and one or more pluralities of cushion portions. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057450

Airbag cushion mounting and/or orientation features

Airbag cushion assemblies comprising cushion orientation features and related methods. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag cushion comprising a throat region comprising an inflator opening. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050605

Side curtain airbag compression inflator bracket

An inflator bracket for a side curtain vehicle airbag assembly of a type for mounting along a roof rail of a motor vehicle interior and mounting an inflator for generating inflation gas for a side curtain airbag. The inflator bracket in the form of a formed sheet metal component providing a carrier section adapted to engage and support the inflator and extending to form a base section and forming at least one mounting tab having a hole therethrough for enabling a threaded fastener to fasten the bracket to the roof rail. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043740

Safety restraint system with inflatable pelvis restraint device

An inflatable restraint device for a vehicle seat having a lower seat cushion includes a central portion and at least one side portion. The central portion extends in a lateral direction substantially across a central seat cushion portion of the lower seat cushion and has a first width perpendicular to the lateral direction. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023662

Apparatus and method for mitigating interference in a frequency-modulated continuous-wave (fmcw) automotive radar system

In a frequency-modulated continuous-wave radar processing system and method, a linear frequency ramp signal is defined. The linear ramp signal is divided into a plurality of time sections. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021790

Led crush sensor

A sensor assembly for detecting crush of a compliant material. The sensor assembly includes a light source such as an led, and a light sensor. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013741

Automotive radar system and automotive radar sensor module with breather structure

A housing for a radar sensor module has a back surface and a plurality of side surfaces connected to the back surface. A vent structure is connected to the back surface and at least one of the side surfaces. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008475

Displaceable airbag cushion safety systems and related methods

Apparatus, methods, and systems for repositioning an airbag cushion prior to and/or during deployment of the airbag cushion resulting from an impact event. Some embodiments may comprise one or more sensors, which may be used to detect at least a first directional component of an impact with a vehicle. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

01/12/17 / #20170006973

Seatbelt buckle intrusion protection device

A device for preventing protrusion of a seatbelt anchorage cable into a seat belt system buckle during operation of a pretensioner coupled with the cable and a buckle assembly, the cable of a type affixed at a first end to the pretensioner, and at a second end to the buckle assembly. The cable further having an end wrap forming a loop around a rivet affixed to a frame of the buckle assembly with the cable loop wrapping around the rivet. ... Autoliv Asp Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001590

Airbag cushion to housing retaining feature and related methods and systems

Apparatus, methods, and systems for retaining an airbag cushion to an airbag housing. Some embodiments may comprise an airbag housing comprising an outer surface, an airbag coupling ring configured to fit over the outer surface of the airbag housing, and an airbag cushion positioned in between the airbag housing and the airbag coupling ring such that the airbag cushion is pinched between the airbag coupling ring and the outer surface of the airbag housing so as to retain the airbag cushion to the airbag housing during deployment of the airbag cushion.. ... Autoliv Asp Inc








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