US Patent No: 7,379,225

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Vehicular rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060245026

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Abstract

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The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENTEX CORPORATIONZEELAND, MI596

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, John S Holland, MI 82 3145
Busscher, Bradley L Grand Rapids, MI 36 1250
Cammenga, David J Zeeland, MI 84 3481
Neuman, George A Holland, MI 66 1266
Poll, David L Holland, MI 40 1902
Stray, Joel A Hudsonville, MI 30 609
Tonar, William L Holland, MI 132 7254
Ypma, Kenton J Hudsonville, MI 38 1249

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Georgia Doors & Plywood Service, Inc. (1)
5,052,163 Framed panel assembly 99 1989
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (6)
4,902,108 Single-compartment, self-erasing, solution-phase electrochromic devices, solutions for use therein, and uses thereof 364 1986
5,790,298 Method of forming optically transparent seal and seal formed by said method 223 1996
5,818,625 Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface metal reflector 218 1997
6,064,508 Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface metal reflector 189 1998
6,102,546 Rearview mirror bezel having reduced apparent size 151 1999
6,407,847 Electrochromic medium having a color stability 162 2000
 
SAINT GOBAIN VITRAGE INTERNATIONAL (1)
5,379,146 Electrochromic pane 125 1993
 
SCHOTT GLAS (1)
5,069,535 Electrochromic layer-set 140 1990
 
DONNELLY CORPORATION (6)
5,066,112 Perimeter coated, electro-optic mirror 287 1989
5,115,346 Anti-scatter, ultraviolet protected, anti-misting, electro-optical rearview mirror 258 1990
5,073,012 Anti-scatter, ultraviolet protected, anti-misting, electro-optical assemblies 289 1990
5,076,673 Prolonged coloration electrochromic assembly 305 1990
5,253,109 Electro-optic device with constant light transmitting area 374 1992
6,317,248 Busbars for electrically powered cells 191 1999
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC. (3)
8,154,418 Interior rearview mirror system 31 2009
8,508,383 Interior rearview mirror system 3 2012
8,654,433 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 2 2013
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (8)
* 7,477,439 Vehicular rear view mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements 92 2006
8,643,931 Vehicle rearview mirror with spotter mirror 0 2011
8,827,517 Clear bezel 0 2011
8,814,373 Rearview device support assembly 0 2012
8,646,924 Rearview device mounting assembly with rotatable support 2 2012
8,885,240 Rearview assembly for a vehicle 0 2012
8,928,966 Electrochromic polyelectrolyte gel medium having improved creep resistance and associated electrochromic device 0 2013
8,730,551 Vehicular rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements 0 2013
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
* 7,679,495 Displaying unit and method for displaying a steering-wheel angle, to be modified, of a motor vehicle 7 2004
 
MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC. (12)
9,019,090 Vision system for vehicle 0 2009
7,888,629 Vehicular accessory mounting system with a forwardly-viewing camera 62 2009
7,914,188 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 63 2009
8,309,907 Accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle and accommodating a rain sensor 24 2010
7,994,471 Interior rearview mirror system with forwardly-viewing camera 55 2011
8,094,002 Interior rearview mirror system 47 2011
8,100,568 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 46 2011
8,134,117 Vehicular having a camera, a rain sensor and a single-ball interior electrochromic mirror assembly attached at an attachment element 40 2011
8,267,559 Interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle 7 2012
8,288,711 Interior rearview mirror system with forwardly-viewing camera and a control 25 2012
8,543,330 Driver assist system for vehicle 12 2012
9,014,966 Driver assist system for vehicle 0 2014
 
MAGNA ELECTRONICS IN. (1)
8,676,491 Driver assist system for vehicle 4 2013
 
DONNELLY CORPORATION (71)
7,855,755 Interior rearview mirror assembly with display 97 2006
8,095,310 Video mirror system for a vehicle 49 2008
8,194,133 Vehicular video mirror system 35 2008
7,871,169 Vehicular signal mirror 51 2008
7,826,123 Vehicular interior electrochromic rearview mirror assembly 52 2009
8,462,204 Vehicular vision system 2 2009
8,044,776 Rear vision system for vehicle 44 2009
8,083,386 Interior rearview mirror assembly with display device 31 2009
7,859,737 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 44 2009
7,898,719 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 41 2009
8,072,318 Video mirror system for vehicle 40 2009
7,821,697 Exterior reflective mirror element for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly 54 2009
7,926,960 Interior rearview mirror system for vehicle 43 2009
8,294,975 Automotive rearview mirror assembly 18 2010
8,842,176 Automatic vehicle exterior light control 0 2010
7,898,398 Interior mirror system 45 2010
7,832,882 Information mirror system 40 2010
7,822,543 Video display system for vehicle 40 2010
7,864,399 Reflective mirror assembly 63 2010
8,179,236 Video mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle 34 2010
7,916,009 Accessory mounting system suitable for use in a vehicle 55 2010
7,906,756 Vehicle rearview mirror system 43 2010
7,815,326 Interior rearview mirror system 47 2010
8,277,059 Vehicular electrochromic interior rearview mirror assembly 9 2010
8,282,226 Interior rearview mirror system 6 2010
8,000,894 Vehicular wireless communication system 36 2010
8,164,817 Method of forming a mirrored bent cut glass shape for vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly 24 2010
7,918,570 Vehicular interior rearview information mirror system 37 2010
8,228,588 Interior rearview mirror information display system for a vehicle 19 2010
8,335,032 Reflective mirror assembly 11 2010
8,511,841 Vehicular blind spot indicator mirror 2 2011
8,019,505 Vehicle information display 37 2011
8,179,586 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 25 2011
8,063,753 Interior rearview mirror system 38 2011
8,106,347 Vehicle rearview mirror system 35 2011
9,019,091 Interior rearview mirror system 0 2011
8,525,703 Interior rearview mirror system 1 2011
8,047,667 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 40 2011
8,162,493 Interior rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 24 2011
8,121,787 Vehicular video mirror system 22 2011
8,095,260 Vehicle information display 33 2011
8,427,288 Rear vision system for a vehicle 8 2011
8,177,376 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 21 2011
8,779,910 Interior rearview mirror system 2 2011
8,653,959 Video mirror system for a vehicle 2 2011
8,282,253 Mirror reflective element sub-assembly for exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle 8 2011
8,325,028 Interior rearview mirror system 31 2012
8,170,748 Vehicle information display system 9 2012
8,304,711 Vehicle rearview mirror system 20 2012
8,271,187 Vehicular video mirror system 7 2012
9,067,542 Interior rearview mirror system 0 2012
8,559,093 Electrochromic mirror reflective element for vehicular rearview mirror assembly 2 2012
8,355,839 Vehicle vision system with night vision function 2 2012
8,465,162 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 1 2012
8,379,289 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 6 2012
8,908,039 Vehicular video mirror system 0 2012
8,400,704 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 5 2012
8,503,062 Rearview mirror element assembly for vehicle 1 2012
8,506,096 Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly 4 2012
8,833,987 Mirror reflective element sub-assembly for exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle 1 2012
8,465,163 Interior rearview mirror system 2 2012
8,610,992 Variable transmission window 0 2012
8,797,627 Exterior rearview mirror assembly 4 2012
8,577,549 Information display system for a vehicle 1 2013
8,705,161 Method of manufacturing a reflective element for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly 0 2013
8,608,327 Automatic compass system for vehicle 1 2013
8,727,547 Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly 1 2013
8,884,788 Automotive communication system 0 2013
9,090,211 Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly 0 2014
9,073,491 Exterior rearview mirror assembly 0 2014
9,045,091 Mirror reflective element sub-assembly for exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle 0 2014
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