US 9,809,157 B2
Parking signaling system
Frazier Cunningham, III, Belleville, MI (US); and Cindita D. Cunningham, Belleville, MI (US)
Filed by Frazier Cunningham, III, Belleville, MI (US); and Cindita D. Cunningham, Belleville, MI (US)
Filed on Apr. 12, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/96,776.
Application 15/096,776 is a continuation of application No. 14/533,849, filed on Nov. 5, 2014, granted, now 9,333,908.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/900,459, filed on Nov. 6, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0221495 A1, Aug. 4, 2016
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/48 (2006.01); B62D 15/02 (2006.01); B60K 35/00 (2006.01); B60Q 5/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); G08G 1/14 (2006.01); B60R 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 1/488 (2013.01) [B60K 35/00 (2013.01); B60Q 5/006 (2013.01); B60R 1/00 (2013.01); B62D 15/027 (2013.01); G08G 1/143 (2013.01); G08G 1/147 (2013.01); G08G 1/162 (2013.01); G08G 1/168 (2013.01); B60K 2350/106 (2013.01); B60K 2350/1064 (2013.01); B60K 2350/2013 (2013.01); B60Q 2900/10 (2013.01)] 1 Claim
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system operated within a vehicle to indicate an intention of a driver of the vehicle to execute a parallel parking maneuver, the system comprising:
vehicle sensors configured to locate an open parking space;
a display generating a signal to indicate to other drivers the intention to execute the parallel parking maneuver to either a left side of the vehicle or a right side of the vehicle based upon the located parking space, the signal comprising a selectively illuminated arrow pointing to the left side of the vehicle and a selectively illuminated arrow pointing to the right side of the vehicle, wherein the signal is distinct from a turn signal for the vehicle indicating an intended left turn or right turn; and
a laser emitter mounted upon the vehicle and configured to display a visible pattern upon the open parking space to further indicate to the other drivers the intention to claim the open parking space and execute the parallel parking maneuver.