Patents Held by Dr. Michael E. Farmer

U.S. Patents Awarded

Number

Title

Date Awarded
6,944,527 Decision Enhancement system for a vehicle safety restraint application (pdf) September 2005
6,925,193 Image processing system for dynamic suppression of airbags using multiple model likelihoods to infer three dimensional information (pdf) August 2005
6,856,694 Decision enhancement system for a vehicle safety restraint application (pdf) February 2005
6,853,898 Occupant labeling for airbag-related applications (pdf) February 2005
6,662,093 Image processing system for detecting when an airbag should be deployed (pdf) Dec 2003
6,577,936 Image processing system for estimating the energy transfer of an occupant into an airbag (pdf) June 2003
6,366,236 Neural network radar processor (pdf) April 2002
6,252,240 Vehicle occupant discrimination system and method  (pdf) June 2001
6,198,998 Occupant type and position detection system (pdf) March 2001
6,085,151 Predictive collision sensing system (pdf) July 2000
6,028,548 Vehicle collision radar with randomized FSK waveform (pdf) February 2000
6,005,958 Occupant type and position detection system (pdf) December 1999
5,979,586 Vehicle collision warning system (pdf) November 1999
5,969,667 Radar system (technique for removing leakage signal from multi-beam mono-static radar) (pdf) October 1999
5,923,280 Vehicle collision radar with randomized FSK waveform (pdf) July 1999
5,800,262 Acoustic volume and torque weight sensor (continuation in part) (pdf) September 1998
5,685,772 Acoustic volume and torque weight sensor (pdf) November 1997
5,682,485 Deadlock avoidance for switched interconnect bus systems (pdf) October 1997
5,606,821 Smart weed recognition/classification system (pdf) March 1997
5,519,401 Programmed radar coordinate scan conversion (pdf) May 1996
5,343,204 Auto-focusing correction for rotational acceleration effects on inverse synthetic aperture radar images (pdf)   August 1994

 

Patents Under Review at USPTO

Number

Title

Date Submitted
20050179239 Imaging sensor placement in an airbag deployment system August 2005
20050177290 System or method for classifying target information captured by a sensor August 2005
20050129274 Motion-based segmentor detecting vehicle occupants using optical flow method to remove effects of illumination June 2005
20050102080 Decision enhancement system for a vehicle safety restraint application May 2005
20050058322 System or method for identifying a region-of-interest in an image March 2005
20040151344 Decision enhancement system for a vehicle safety restraint application August 2004
20030234519 System or method for selecting classifier attribute types December 2003
20030135346 Occupant labeling for airbag-related applications (pdf) July 2003
20030133595 Motion based segmenter for occupant tracking using a Hausdorf distance heuristic (pdf) July 2003
20030123704 Motion-based image segmenter for occupant tracking (pdf) July 2003
20030031345 Image segmentation system and method (pdf) February 2003
20030016845 Image processing system for dynamic suppression of airbags using multiple model likelihoods to infer three-dimensional information (pdf) January 2003