Patent Number: 6,298,295

Title: Window object detection with start-up compensation

Abstract: A window obstruction identification system is tailored to better identify obstructions at start-up. The limit at start-up is set based upon the first peak value in a direction away from the direction expected for an obstruction. In the case of monitoring speed, the limit is set based upon the first upper peak. The limit is set to be a scaler far less than 1 times this peak. In this way, the limit does not vary with the upcoming expected valleys. In the prior art, an obstruction at start-up was sometimes identified as an expected valley, and thus not quickly identified. In a second embodiment, current is monitored. In a current monitored system, it is the first valley which is utilized to set the limit. In such a case, the valley is multiplied by a scaler which is greater than 1. The disclosed system also accounts for system hysteresis by setting the scaler value to two different values based upon prior movement if the system is subject to significant hysteresis.

Inventors: Tyckowski; Joseph (Clawson, MI)

Assignee: Meritor Light Vehicle Technology, LLC

International Classification: E05F 15/00 (20060101); H02H 7/085 (20060101); H02H 3/00 (20060101); B66B 013/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018