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1. US20200207166 - Sensor mounting height estimation using load sensors

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16394058
Application Date 25.04.2019
Publication Number 20200207166
Publication Date 02.07.2020
Grant Number 11077730
Grant Date 03.08.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B60D 1/36
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
DVEHICLE CONNECTIONS
1Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices
24characterised by arrangements for particular functions
36for facilitating connection, e.g. hitch catchers
B60W 40/13
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
40Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
12related to parameters of the vehicle itself
13Load or weight
B60R 11/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
04Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
B60C 23/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
CVEHICLE TYRES; TYRE INFLATION; TYRE CHANGING; CONNECTING VALVES TO INFLATABLE ELASTIC BODIES IN GENERAL; DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS RELATED TO TYRES
23Devices for measuring, signalling, controlling, or distributing tyre pressure or temperature, specially adapted for mounting on vehicles; Arrangement of tyre inflating devices on vehicles, e.g. of pumps, of tanks; Tyre cooling arrangements
02Signalling devices actuated by tyre pressure
CPC
B60R 11/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
04Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
B60D 1/36
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
DVEHICLE CONNECTIONS
1Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices
24characterised by arrangements for particular functions
36for facilitating connection, e.g. hitch catchers ; , visual guide means, signalling aids
B60W 40/13
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
40Estimation or calculation of ; non-directly measurable; driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub unit, ; e.g. by using mathematical models
12related to parameters of the vehicle itself ; , e.g. tyre models
13Load or weight
B60C 23/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
CVEHICLE TYRES TYRE INFLATION; TYRE CHANGING OR REPAIRING; REPAIRING, OR CONNECTING VALVES TO, INFLATABLE ELASTIC BODIES IN GENERAL; DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS RELATED TO TYRES
23Devices for measuring, signalling, controlling, or distributing tyre pressure or temperature, specially adapted for mounting on vehicles; Arrangement of tyre inflating devices on vehicles, e.g. of pumps or of tanks; Tyre cooling arrangements
02Signalling devices actuated by tyre pressure
B60W 2530/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
2530Input parameters relating to vehicle conditions or values, not covered by groups B60W2510/00 or B60W2520/00
10Weight
Applicants Continental Automotive Systems Inc.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
Inventors Dominik Froehlich
Title
(EN) Sensor mounting height estimation using load sensors
Abstract
(EN)

A method and apparatus for a method that includes providing at least one sensor mounted to a structure on a vehicle. The at least one sensor is located at a sensor height relative to ground level. A first object is located on the vehicle at a fixed distance from the at least one sensor and at a variable distance from ground level. The variable distance estimated as a function of a vehicle load. The sensor height adjusted based on the variable distance to account for any changes in the vehicle load. A second object is spaced at a vertical distance from ground level. An adjusted sensor height used for comparison to the vertical distance of the second object from ground level.

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