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Robert R Turnbull, Robert C Knapp, Eric J Walstra, Alan R Watson, G Bruce Poe, John K Roberts, Wayne J Rumsey: Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, December 27, 2005: US06980092 (282 worldwide citation)

A vehicle communication and control system is provided that may be more readily installed in a vehicle and that utilizes minimal additional wiring. According to some of the disclosed embodiments, the electrical components of the “brick” of a communication and control system are integrated into a rea ...


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Jeffrey A Forgette, Harlan J Byker, William L Tonar, Frederick T Bauer, David J Cammenga, John K Roberts: Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface metal reflector and a display/signal light. Gentex Corporation, Brian Rees, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, August 29, 2000: US06111684 (263 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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Frederick T Bauer, Lois Bauer, John K Roberts, Joseph S Stam: Systems and components for enhancing rear vision from a vehicle. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, April 22, 2003: US06550949 (262 worldwide citation)

A vehicle system is disclosed that includes a vehicle lamp assembly including a plurality of LEDs that emit white light so as to function as an illuminator light. The lamp assembly also may include a plurality of LEDs that emit colored light, such as red or red-orange, so as to function as a signal ...


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John K Roberts, Jeremy A Fogg, Frederick T Bauer: Proximity switch and vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating the same and having a transparent housing. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, September 2, 2003: US06614579 (242 worldwide citation)

According to one embodiment, a proximity switch comprises a radiation emitter for emitting radiation, at least one photosensor for detecting light levels near the radiation emitter, and an electronic circuit for energizing the radiation emitter and for receiving and processing signals from the photo ...


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David J Cammenga, William L Tonar, Scott W Vander Zwaag, John K Roberts, Frederick T Bauer, Jeffrey A Forgette, Harlan J Byker: Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface metal reflector and a display/signal light. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, December 26, 2000: US06166848 (236 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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John K Roberts: Mirror assembly. K W Muth Company, Godfrey & Kahn, October 11, 1994: US05355284 (219 worldwide citation)

A mirror assembly including an enclosure having an aperture, and defining a cavity, a light source or lamp for emitting light in predetermined wavelengths or an instrument for emitting or receiving light having predetermined characteristics, borne by the enclosure and positioned in the cavity; and a ...


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Joseph S Stam, Jon H Bechtel, John K Roberts: Moisture sensor and windshield fog detector. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, Brooks & Kushman P C, August 1, 2000: US06097024 (214 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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John K Roberts, Spencer D Reese: High power radiation emitter device and heat dissipating package for electronic components. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, October 28, 2003: US06639360 (209 worldwide citation)

The electronic component package of the present invention includes a sealed chamber; a liquid or gel contained in the sealed chamber; at least one electronic component disposed in the sealed chamber in physical and thermal contact with the liquid or gel; and at least one electrical conductor electri ...


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John K Roberts, Edward L DeNave, Kent J Ypma, Keith J Timmer: Lightweight electrochromic mirror. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, February 27, 2001: US06195194 (208 worldwide citation)

A mirror and housing assembly includes a multi-layer electrochromic (EC) mirror subassembly supported by a carrier. The EC mirror subassembly includes a front transparent element and a rear element, each having front and rear surfaces, a reflector on one of the surfaces of the rear element, and furt ...


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Joseph S Stam, Jon H Bechtel, Spencer D Reese, John K Roberts, William L Tonar, G Bruce Poe: Vehicle lamp control. Gentex Corporation, Randall S Vaas, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, August 26, 2003: US06611610 (202 worldwide citation)

A system and method of automatically controlling vehicle headlamps includes an image sensor and a controller to generate headlamp control signals.