Vehicular rearview mirror assembly including integrated backlighting for a liquid crystal display (LCD)

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8237909
APP PUB NO 20100201896A1
SERIAL NO

12367143

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A vehicular rearview mirror assembly (600) includes an electrochromic (EC) glass element (303) and a printed circuit board (603) for mounting electrical components. A liquid crystal display (LCD) (615) is mounted to the printed circuit board (603), while a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) (608) are also mounted to the same printed circuit board below the LCD (603) for providing backlighting.

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GENTEX CORPORATIONZEELAND, MI799

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bauer, Frederick T Holland, US 79 7909
Fogg, Jeremy A Holland, US 20 1211
Lee, Ethan J Byron Center, US 20 428
LeVesque, Andrew J Holland, US 10 649
Minikey,, Jr Danny L Fenwick, US 71 595
Newton, Mark W Holland, US 5 400
Ostreko, John B Hunsonville, US 7 368
Spence, William R Holland, US 11 285
VanderWel, Peter Wm Zeeland, US 2 145
Wallace, John B West Olive, US 4 175

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