Systems and methods for contact avoidance

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 14017052
Grant Number 09355548
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-09-03
First Publication Date 2015-03-05
Publication Date 2015-03-05
Grant Date 2016-05-31
Owner BI Incorporated (USA)
  • Buck, Jr., James J.
  • Newell, Joseph P.


Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for collision avoidance. As an example, a system for collision avoidance is disclosed that includes: a first monitoring device, a second monitoring device, and a monitoring system. The monitoring system is operable to: receive information from the first monitoring device and the second monitoring device, identify a first zone around the first monitoring device and a second zone around the second monitoring device, and identify an intersection of the first zone and the second zone.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 1/08 - Systems for signalling characterised solely by the form of transmission of the signal using electric transmission
  • G08B 21/02 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons
  • G08B 21/22 - Status alarms responsive to presence or absence of persons