US Patent Application No: 2010/0201,896

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VEHICULAR REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY INCLUDING INTEGRATED BACKLIGHTING FOR A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)

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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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENTEX CORPORATIONZEELAND, MI649

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bauer, Frederick T Holland, US 78 6121
Fogg, Jeremy A Holland, US 20 867
Lee, Ethan J Byron Center, US 17 267
LeVesque, Andrew J Holland, US 7 489
Minikey,, JR Danny L Fenwick, US 50 236
Newton, Mark W Holland, US 5 269
Ostreko, John B Hudsonville, US 4 252
Spence, William R Holland, US 11 206
VanderWel, Peter Wm Zeeland, US 2 97
Wallace, John B West Olive, US 3 127

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MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC. (6)
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GENTEX CORPORATION (2)
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7,898,398 Interior mirror system 50 2010
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ROLLS-ROYCE PLC (1)
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