Patent for Sale:Automotive Mirror Technology to Eliminate Blind Spot
Most people tend to adjust their side view mirrors so that they can see the side of their own car and also what is being seen in the rear view mirror while sitting in the driver's seat. This alignment leaves two large blind spots on both sides of the car due to excessive overlapping. Although you can not totally eliminate blind spots with conventional mirrors, they can be minimized by adjusting them in such a way that the sides of the car are barely visible to the driver.
The purpose of this patented technology is to turn the side view mirrors out in such a way that the vehicles in the adjacent lanes are in the peripheral vision before dropping out of the side view mirrors. To get the above result without having two blind spots directly adjacent to the sides of the car, the mirrors will have an oval cylindrical convexity, with minimal convexity on the outside and gradually increasing towards the side of the vehicle close to the driver, so that the portion of the maximum convexity will be overlapping with the rear view mirror. Note by having a cylindrical convexity, the height of the approaching vehicles will remain the same, only the widths are slightly reduced, so that there is no visual distortion with respect to the distance of the following vehicles.
In this way, the approaching vehicles from the rear will be seen in the side-view mirrors before dropping out of the rear view mirror, and will be in the peripheral vision of the driver before leaving of the side-view mirrors.
Primary Application of the Technology
Class 359: Optical: Systems And Elements
Optical elements included in this class are: Lenses; Polarizers; Diffraction gratings; Prisms; Reflectors; Filters; Projection screens; Optical Modulators; Optical Demodulators. Among the optical systems included in this class are: Compound lens systems; Light reflecting signalling systems (e.g., retroreflectors); stereoscopic systems; Binocular devices; Systems of lenticular elements; Systems involving light interference; Glare reducing systems; Light dividing and combining systems; Light control systems (e.g., light valves); building illumination with natural light; Systems for protecting or shielding elements; Optical systems whose operation depends upon polarizing, diffracting, dispersing, reflecting, or refracting light; kaleidoscopes. Further included are certain apertures, closures, and viewing devices of a specialized nature which involve no intentional reflection, refraction, or filtering of light rays. This class also includes optical elements combined with another type of structure(s) to constitute an optical element combined with a nonoptical structure or a perfection or improvement in the optical element.Subclass 850: Plural mirrors or reflecting surfaces
Subclass 864: Including adjacent plane and curved mirrors
Subclass 868: With mirror surface of varied radius