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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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Robert R Turnbull, Robert C Knapp, Eric J Walstra: Rearview mirror with integrated microwave receiver. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, October 2, 2001: US06297781 (329 worldwide citation)

An inventive rearview mirror assembly is disclosed in which a microwave antenna is mounted so as to receive transmissions from one or more satellites through the front windshield of the vehicle. The microwave antenna may be tuned to receive satellite transmissions from a position identification syst ...


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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 (299 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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Jon H Bechtel, David J Schmidt, Robert C Knapp: Automobile headlamp and running light control system. Gentex Corporation, Malcolm R McKinnon, September 9, 1997: US05666028 (246 worldwide citation)

An automobile headlamp and running light control system for controlling an operating state of automobile headlamps and tail/marker lamps, and determining an operating threshold for an automatic dimming rearview mirror system. The headlamp and running light control system including an ambient light s ...


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Timothy E Steenwyk, Robert C Knapp: Exterior mirror sub-assembly with combined electronic circuitry and mirror element. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, June 12, 2001: US06244716 (221 worldwide citation)

A simplified mirror sub-assembly for exterior automotive mirrors includes an electrochromic mirror element, a circuit board disposed on a rear surface of the mirror element, and a carrier plate attached to the circuit board via double-sided adhesive tape. The sub-assembly may include a conductive tr ...


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Jon H Bechtel, Frederick T Bauer, Joseph S Stam, Robert C Knapp, Robert R Turnbull, David J Schmidt, G Bruce Poe, David L Plangger, Robert H Nixon, Eric R Fossum, Timothy E Steenwyk: Vehicle equipment control with semiconductor light sensors. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, June 1, 2004: US06742904 (190 worldwide citation)

Equipment on automotive vehicle is controlled by a system including at least one semiconductor light sensor having variable sensitivity to light. Each light sensor generates a light signal indicative of the intensity of light incident on the light sensor. Control logic varies the sensitivity of the ...


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Robert C Knapp: Automatic electrochromic control of light level of vacuum fluorescent display. Gentex Corporation, Malcolm R McKinnon, March 16, 1999: US05883605 (158 worldwide citation)

A vehicle having instrumentation indicative of parameters associated with the operation of the vehicle, which instrumentation includes variable intensity light emitting elements whereby the instrumentation will be appropriately displayed to the vehicle operator. A light sensing control system is pro ...


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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, February 5, 2008: US07327226 (129 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 ...