A Control Methodology of Pedestrian Kinematics Using the Active Hood Lift System

Description:

A method and device for use in pedestrian-vehicular collisions in which an active hood lift system is deployed to a first elevated lift position and maintained at the deployed position for an interval after which it is lowered, thereby controlling pedestrian impact kinetics and reducing forces that can result pedestrian injuries.

Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
A Control Methodology of Pedestrian Kinematics Using the Active Hood Lift System US Utility *United States 12/779,325 8,700,257 5/13/2010 4/15/2014 3/9/2032
Category(s):
Transportation
For Information, Contact:
Mark Coburn
President
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
(540) 951-9378
mark.coburn@vtip.org
Inventors:
Stefan Duma
Atsutaka Tamura
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