Patent Number: 6,166,625

Title: Pyroelectric intrusion detection in motor vehicles

Abstract: Pyroelectric detector systems may be used in vehicles for security applications, such as intrusion detection and anti-theft alarms. The pyroelectric detectors are small in size, highly reliable and consume very low power. They can be physically and electrically integrated with other vehicle components, including rear-view mirror assemblies in automobiles, without incurring additional installation costs. They can also be easily integrated into aircraft cockpits.

Inventors: Teowee; Gimtong (Tucson, AZ), McCarthy; Kevin (Tucson, AZ), Agrawal; Anoop (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: Donnelly Corporation

International Classification: B60R 25/10 (20060101); B60R 025/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013