US Patent No: 7,379,225

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Vehicular rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements

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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, MI617

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, John S Holland, MI 113 2770
Busscher, Bradley L Grand Rapids, MI 52 940
Cammenga, David J Zeeland, MI 107 2896
Neuman, George A Holland, MI 91 1208
Poll, David L Holland, MI 59 1478
Stray, Joel A Hudsonville, MI 45 442
Tonar, William L Holland, MI 162 6089
Ypma, Kenton J Hudsonville, MI 57 964

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DONNELLY CORPORATION (6)
5,066,112 Perimeter coated, electro-optic mirror 243 1989
5,115,346 Anti-scatter, ultraviolet protected, anti-misting, electro-optical rearview mirror 210 1990
5,073,012 Anti-scatter, ultraviolet protected, anti-misting, electro-optical assemblies 243 1990
5,076,673 Prolonged coloration electrochromic assembly 252 1990
5,253,109 Electro-optic device with constant light transmitting area 314 1992
6,317,248 Busbars for electrically powered cells 163 1999
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (6)
4,902,108 Single-compartment, self-erasing, solution-phase electrochromic devices, solutions for use therein, and uses thereof 327 1986
5,790,298 Method of forming optically transparent seal and seal formed by said method 176 1996
5,818,625 Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface metal reflector 181 1997
6,064,508 Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface metal reflector 160 1998
6,102,546 Rearview mirror bezel having reduced apparent size 111 1999
6,407,847 Electrochromic medium having a color stability 132 2000
 
Georgia Doors & Plywood Service, Inc. (1)
5,052,163 Framed panel assembly 79 1989
 
Saint-Gobain Vitrage International (1)
5,379,146 Electrochromic pane 95 1993
 
SCHOTT GLAS (1)
5,069,535 Electrochromic layer-set 115 1990

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DONNELLY CORPORATION (58)
7,855,755 Interior rearview mirror assembly with display 60 2006
8,095,310 Video mirror system for a vehicle 29 2008
8,194,133 Vehicular video mirror system 21 2008
7,871,169 Vehicular signal mirror 40 2008
7,826,123 Vehicular interior electrochromic rearview mirror assembly 37 2009
8,462,204 Vehicular vision system 0 2009
8,044,776 Rear vision system for vehicle 25 2009
8,083,386 Interior rearview mirror assembly with display device 22 2009
7,859,737 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 34 2009
7,898,719 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 32 2009
8,072,318 Video mirror system for vehicle 24 2009
7,821,697 Exterior reflective mirror element for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly 40 2009
7,926,960 Interior rearview mirror system for vehicle 29 2009
8,294,975 Automotive rearview mirror assembly 11 2010
7,898,398 Interior mirror system 35 2010
7,832,882 Information mirror system 31 2010
7,822,543 Video display system for vehicle 31 2010
7,864,399 Reflective mirror assembly 42 2010
8,179,236 Video mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle 15 2010
7,916,009 Accessory mounting system suitable for use in a vehicle 39 2010
7,906,756 Vehicle rearview mirror system 33 2010
7,815,326 Interior rearview mirror system 32 2010
8,277,059 Vehicular electrochromic interior rearview mirror assembly 3 2010
8,282,226 Interior rearview mirror system 2 2010
8,000,894 Vehicular wireless communication system 26 2010
8,164,817 Method of forming a mirrored bent cut glass shape for vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly 15 2010
7,918,570 Vehicular interior rearview information mirror system 28 2010
8,228,588 Interior rearview mirror information display system for a vehicle 13 2010
8,335,032 Reflective mirror assembly 5 2010
8,511,841 Vehicular blind spot indicator mirror 0 2011
8,019,505 Vehicle information display 27 2011
8,179,586 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 15 2011
8,063,753 Interior rearview mirror system 24 2011
8,106,347 Vehicle rearview mirror system 25 2011
8,525,703 Interior rearview mirror system 0 2011
8,047,667 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 26 2011
8,162,493 Interior rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 18 2011
8,121,787 Vehicular video mirror system 16 2011
8,095,260 Vehicle information display 22 2011
8,427,288 Rear vision system for a vehicle 2 2011
8,177,376 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 15 2011
8,653,959 Video mirror system for a vehicle 0 2011
8,282,253 Mirror reflective element sub-assembly for exterior rearview mirror of a vehicle 2 2011
8,325,028 Interior rearview mirror system 14 2012
8,170,748 Vehicle information display system 3 2012
8,304,711 Vehicle rearview mirror system 13 2012
8,271,187 Vehicular video mirror system 2 2012
8,559,093 Electrochromic mirror reflective element for vehicular rearview mirror assembly 0 2012
8,355,839 Vehicle vision system with night vision function 1 2012
8,465,162 Vehicular interior rearview mirror system 0 2012
8,379,289 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 2 2012
8,400,704 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 2 2012
8,503,062 Rearview mirror element assembly for vehicle 1 2012
8,506,096 Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly 0 2012
8,465,163 Interior rearview mirror system 0 2012
8,610,992 Variable transmission window 0 2012
8,577,549 Information display system for a vehicle 0 2013
8,608,327 Automatic compass system for vehicle 0 2013
 
MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC. (10)
7,888,629 Vehicular accessory mounting system with a forwardly-viewing camera 41 2009
7,914,188 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 40 2009
8,309,907 Accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle and accommodating a rain sensor 12 2010
7,994,471 Interior rearview mirror system with forwardly-viewing camera 35 2011
8,094,002 Interior rearview mirror system 32 2011
8,100,568 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle 25 2011
8,134,117 Vehicular having a camera, a rain sensor and a single-ball interior electrochromic mirror assembly attached at an attachment element 27 2011
8,267,559 Interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle 3 2012
8,288,711 Interior rearview mirror system with forwardly-viewing camera and a control 11 2012
8,543,330 Driver assist system for vehicle 1 2012
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (3)
7,477,439 Vehicular rear view mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements 74 2006
8,643,931 Vehicle rearview mirror with spotter mirror 0 2011
8,646,924 Rearview device mounting assembly with rotatable support 0 2012
 
MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC. (3)
8,154,418 Interior rearview mirror system 18 2009
8,508,383 Interior rearview mirror system 0 2012
8,654,433 Rearview mirror assembly for vehicle 0 2013
 
MAGNA ELECTRONICS IN. (1)
8,676,491 Driver assist system for vehicle 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 4 2004

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