InventionShare Client Circuit Seed Releases Preliminary Study Results and Shows Lives Can Be Saved by Improving Collision Avoidance Sensors for Manufacturers Worldwide

Greg Waite, CEO of InventionShare™, announced from its Ottawa office today that InventionShare’s preliminary driver assist and autonomous vehicle study shows that the Circuit Seed family of digital circuit designs for processing analog signals can potentially save thousands of lives by integrating these circuit designs into the next generation of automotive sensors.

Thus far, the study has included an assessment of several collision avoidance sensors and a review of patents from a variety of automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

“While sensors, imaging, communications and microprocessors are currently operating at significantly high speeds, eliminating the analog components and using Circuit Seed’s digital designs that do all the signal sensing and signal processing in one universal programmable chip, can save microseconds.”

Greg Waite,
CEO, InventionShare

Mr. Waite said: “While there are many breakthroughs with the design of current sensors and imaging techniques on the market, many are working at lower ranges of effectiveness due to the analog components currently found in their designs. While sensors, imaging, communications and microprocessors are currently operating at significantly high speeds, eliminating the analog components and using Circuit Seed’s digital designs that do all the signal sensing and signal processing in one universal programmable chip, can save micro-seconds. This is extremely important specifically with technology used in collision detection and avoidance, as receptivity, speed and response can be the difference between life and death. We know we can help improve the way sensors operate and communicate and, in the process, perhaps save thousands of lives worldwide, especially when autonomous vehicles hit the roadways in the next few years”.

The table below is a random list of patents that are part of the patent list reviewed in the preliminary study. The consensus thus far is that Circuit Seed can improve speed, sensitivity and accuracy using less power in a smaller footprint over these designs from various assignees and manufacturers.

Patent Number

Patent

Patent Owner

Sensor Types

Impact of Circuit Seed

US6856874B2

Multi-purpose driver assist system for a motor vehicle

Robert Bosch GmbH

Distance, speed, position

Array of optical sensors, pre-processing receives signals, high sensitivity, low power, single chip systems.

US20080024284A1

Assistance System for Motor Vehicles

Continental Automotive GmbH

Rain, image, ultrasound, radar, lidar

Log compression & higher sensitivity (much better dynamic range which means high quality), faster response, low power, smaller area.

US8150583 B2

Method for avoiding collision of motor vehicle towards obstacle, involves producing warning for driver of vehicle optically, acoustically and/or haptically according to different escalation stages when time interval limits are reached

Daimler AG

Distance, speed

Array of optical sensors, pre-processing receive signals.

DE102005003274A1

Collision occurrence preventing or reducing method for use in vehicle, involves identifying obstacle using field sensor, determining data of obstacle, and determining vehicle deceleration based on the data of obstacle and data of vehicle

Robert Bosch GmbH

Environment, radar, lidar, video, infrared, ultrasound

New sensing technique with higher sensitivity and new method of molecular sensing, High sensitivity, low power, single chip systems.

DE19738611A1

Emergency vehicle braking method using obstacle detection system – involves detecting obstacles, and only when collision is unavoidable by steering/braking, established by evaluation unit, is automatic emergency braking applied

Volkswagen AG

Laser, radar, speed, angle

High sensitivity, low power, single chip systems.

WO2006037445A1

Method and device for warning a driver or actively intervening in the dynamics of vehicle movement in case the vehicle risks leaving a lane

Daimler Chrysler AG and Gern, Axel and Moebus, Rainer and Oltmann, Volker and Regensburger, Uwe and Woltermann, Bernd and Zomotor, Zoltan

Image

Log compression & higher sensitivity (much better dynamic range which means high quality), faster response, low power, smaller area, new sensing technique, new method of molecular sensing, single chip systems.

DE10244205A1

Vehicle collision prevention method for preventing collision between motor vehicles uses sensors to detect a vehicle’s surroundings and its amount of movement

Robert Bosch GmbH

Speed, angle

High sensitivity, low power, single chip systems.

US20120283895 A1

Collision probability calculation apparatus for vehicle and collision avoidance system using the same

Denso Corporation

Speed, angle

High sensitivity, low power, single chip systems.

Ron Laurie, a leading IP strategist and an avid automobile collector, stated: “It’s fine to be using artificial intelligence for decision-making, but you have to ask yourself how timely and accurate is the data on which the artificial intelligence is basing its decisions on. Fast and accurate have to go hand in hand. In these collision situations where life and quality of life are at stake, there is simply no margin for error — whether it’s for automobiles, bikes, drones or helmets”.

Through InventionShare, Circuit Seed is currently working with a number of OEM’s, semiconductor and sensor manufacturers, and is looking to partners for broad adoption of the technology for the automotive and transportation markets. The company is also rolling out a spin-off company, Sensory Seed™ which focuses on the design of near market circuits for health and life sciences applications to improve current and future medical device diagnostics, monitoring and therapeutics. Over 20 advanced projects have been reviewed that will provide major improvements for health care in terms of accessibility, cost, monitoring, quality and positive patient outcomes. Additionally, the life sciences team will advance the cause for public trust for water, precision agriculture and food safety and supply.

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For more information, contact Keith Taylor, Vice President of Licensing and Acquisitions at ktaylor@inventionshare.com. For more information on this release, contact Kensel Tracy at ktracy@inventionshare.com

Source: InventionShare