Koito Manufacturing‘s patented vehicle sensor system includes an on-board sensor with an aiming mechanism and a cleaner with a nozzle that sprays cleaning medium onto the sensor. The nozzle is attached to a component that moves with the sensor’s aiming, maintaining a consistent angle. GlobalData’s report on Koito Manufacturing gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Koito Manufacturing, AV lighting system was a key innovation area identified from patents. Koito Manufacturing's grant share as of February 2024 was 52%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Vehicle sensor system with cleaner attached to aiming mechanism

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11912246B2) discloses a vehicle sensor system that includes an on-board sensor with an aiming mechanism to adjust its direction and a cleaner with a nozzle to spray a cleaning medium towards the sensor. The unique feature of this system is that the angle of the nozzle remains constant with respect to the sensor even when the aiming direction is changed, ensuring effective cleaning without compromising accuracy.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a vehicle equipped with a LiDAR system and a cleaner designed to clean the LiDAR's surface. The cleaner includes a strategically positioned nozzle that sprays the cleaning medium at a consistent angle towards the LiDAR surface, ensuring optimal cleaning performance. The system is designed to maintain a specific angle of the cleaning medium spray, enhancing the efficiency of the cleaning process. Additionally, the patent details the positioning of the LiDAR system in relation to the vehicle's front wheel and the nozzle's integration with the vehicle's design elements, showcasing a comprehensive approach to sensor maintenance in vehicles.

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