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Robert R Turnbull, Robert C Knapp, John K Roberts: Illuminator assembly incorporating light emitting diodes. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, September 8, 1998: US05803579 (656 worldwide citation)

An illuminator assembly, having a plurality of LEDs on a vehicular support member in a manner such that, when all of the LEDs are energized, illumination exhibiting a first perceived hue, e.g., blue-green, and projected from at least one of the LEDs overlaps and mixes with illumination exhibiting a ...


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Robert R Turnbull, Robert C Knapp, John K Roberts: Led assembly. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton Rees, October 17, 2000: US06132072 (500 worldwide citation)

An illuminator assembly, having a plurality of LEDs on a vehicular support member in a manner such that, when all of the LEDs are energized, illumination exhibiting a first perceived hue, e.g., blue-green, and projected from at least one of the LEDs overlaps and mixes with illumination exhibiting a ...


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Jon H Bechtel, Joseph S Stam: Control circuit for image array sensors. Gentex Corporation, Brooks & Kushman P C, November 23, 1999: US05990469 (497 worldwide citation)

A control system for controlling an image array sensor and controlling communication between the image array sensor and a microcontroller by way of a serial communication interface. The control system is able to efficiently control various aspects of the image array sensor such as windowing, mode of ...


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Joseph S Stam, Jon H Bechtel, John K Roberts: Moisture sensor and windshield fog detector using an image sensor. Gentex Corporation, Brooks & Kushman P C, July 13, 1999: US05923027 (461 worldwide citation)

A control system for automatically detecting moisture on the windshield of a vehicle. The automatic moisture detecting system includes an optical system for imaging a portion of the windshield on to an image array sensor, such as a CMOS active pixel sensor. The voltages of each of the pixels which r ...


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Joseph Scott Stam, Jon Harold Bechtel, John King Roberts: Control system to automatically dim vehicle head lamps. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, November 17, 1998: US05837994 (451 worldwide citation)

An automatic vehicle head lamp dimming system which includes an optical system and an imaging processing system. The optical system is configured to discriminate between head lamps and tail lamps and focus the light rays from the head lamps and tail lamps on different portions of a pixel sensor arra ...


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Joseph S Stam, Jon H Bechtel, Frederick T Bauer: Continuously variable headlamp control. Gentex Corporation, Brooks & Kushman P C, April 11, 2000: US06049171 (420 worldwide citation)

Continuously variable headlamps offer greater flexibility for roadway illumination but offer challenges in automatic control design. Each continuously variable headlamp has an effective illumination range varied by changing at least one parameter from a set including horizontal direction aimed, vert ...


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Harlan J Byker: Single-compartment, self-erasing, solution-phase electrochromic devices, solutions for use therein, and uses thereof. Gentex Corporation, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, February 20, 1990: US04902108 (402 worldwide citation)

Single-compartment, self-erasing, solution-phase electrochromic devices, solutions of electrochromic compounds for use as media of variable transmittance in such devices, and electrochromic compounds for such solutions are provided. The devices of the invention are surprisingly stable to cycling bet ...


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John K Roberts, Frederick T Bauer, Joseph S Stam, Timothy A Bonardi, William L Tonar, Robert R Turnbull: Indicators and illuminators using a semiconductor radiation emitter package. Gentex Corporation, Randall S Vaas, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, August 27, 2002: US06441943 (392 worldwide citation)

A vehicle lamp assembly includes a housing and an LED lamp carried in the housing. A signal mirror, includes a mirror; and an LED lamp. The LED lamp includes a heat extraction member.


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William L Tonar, Jeffrey A Forgette, John S Anderson, Jon H Bechtel, John W Carter, Joseph S Stam: Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface metal reflector and a display/signal light. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, March 12, 2002: US06356376 (379 worldwide citation)

An electrochromic mirror is disclosed for use in a vehicle rearview mirror assembly having a light source positioned behind the electrochromic mirror for selectively projecting light through the mirror. The electrochromic mirror includes front and rear spaced elements each having front and rear surf ...


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Joseph S Stam, Jon H Bechtel, Spencer D Reese, John K Roberts, William L Tonar, G Bruce Poe, Douglas J Newhouse: System for controlling exterior vehicle lights. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, July 1, 2003: US06587573 (362 worldwide citation)

A system and method of automatically controlling exterior vehicle lights includes an image sensor and a controller to generate control signals. The control signals are derived based on information obtained from the image sensor as well as other detected parameters pertaining to the detected light so ...