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, MI710

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bauer, Frederick T Holland, US 78 6948
Fogg, Jeremy A Holland, US 20 1033
Lee, Ethan J Byron Center, US 18 331
LeVesque, Andrew J Holland, US 7 560
Minikey,, Jr Danny L Fenwick, US 57 413
Newton, Mark W Holland, US 5 320
Ostreko, John B Hunsonville, US 4 298
Spence, William R Holland, US 11 234
VanderWel, Peter Wm Zeeland, US 2 113
Wallace, John B West Olive, US 3 143

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