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 new patent  Ball mount assembly for vehicle

A socket for a vehicle assembly is disclosed. The socket comprises a mounting structure comprising a plurality of side portions forming a first frame and a ball receiving structure formed by a second frame. ... Gentex Corporation

Full display mirror with on-demand spotter view

A rearview display system is provided for a vehicle having: a rear camera generating a rearward video stream, a right-side camera generating a right-side stream, and a left-side camera generating a left-side stream. The system includes a processing circuit for generating a composite video stream from: (a) the rearward stream and the right-side stream, (b) the rearward stream and the left-side stream, and (c) at least the rearward stream. ... Gentex Corporation

Mechanical tilt for full display mirror

A rearview mirror for a vehicle includes a housing defining an interior cavity and an actuation mechanism coupled within the interior of the housing. The actuation mechanism includes an arcuate first track fixed with the housing. ... Gentex Corporation

Vehicular outside rearview assembly

A rearview assembly includes a housing having a front defining an opening. An external band extends laterally about a rear of the housing. ... Gentex Corporation

Activation of wireless module utilizing magnetic field data

A wireless communication module is disclosed. The wireless communication module comprises a magnetic sensor configured to detect magnetic field data and a communication circuit. ... Gentex Corporation

Rear vision system with eye-tracking

A rear vision system for a vehicle includes a camera mounted with the vehicle and capturing a field of view rearward of the vehicle, a rearview mirror including a display substrate thereon, and an image sensor directed toward an interior of the vehicle and configured to capture image data of an object. The system further includes a controller in communication with the camera and receiving a first video image of the first size corresponding with the field of view, with the image sensor to determine a position of the object within the image data, and with the display substrate to present a portion of the first video image thereon of a size less than the first size. ... Gentex Corporation

Fold-in outside display mirror

An external rearview assembly includes a housing pivotally coupled with a vehicle door and operable between an extended position and a retracted position. An electro-optic element is operably coupled with the housing. ... Gentex Corporation

Electrical connections for electro-optic elements

An electro-optic element of a display of a vehicle includes a first substantially transparent substrate defining a first surface and a second surface. A first edge extends around the first substrate. ... Gentex Corporation

Second surface laser ablation

A method of removing material from an opposite side of workpiece includes directing a laser beam at a first side of the workpiece to remove the material from an opposite second side of the workpiece.. . ... Gentex Corporation

Identification method for training vehicle accessory

A method for identifying a vehicle accessory with a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving an input in the mobile device and activating an identification function in a control circuit of the mobile device in response to the input. ... Gentex Corporation

Biometric identification system for gun

A user identification assembly for a firearm includes a sight configured for use on said firearm. The sight being positioned on said firearm to provide a point of aim to a user. ... Gentex Corporation

User authentication activation systems and methods

A vehicle occupant identification system includes a detection system configured to detect that an individual is proximate a vehicle. The detection system is configured to detect the proximity of an individual by detecting at least one of a door unlock, a key fob, a door opening, a door closing, a seated passenger, and an individual proximate the vehicle. ... Gentex Corporation

Location based adjustable windows

A window assembly includes a window having an electro-optic device configured to limit light transmissivity through the window and a geographic positioning system. A controller is in communication with the geographic positioning system and is configured to limit a range of light transmissivity of the electro-optic device based on a location detected by the geographic positioning system. ... Gentex Corporation

Light sensor having partially opaque optic

A rearview assembly for a vehicle is provided that includes: a housing configured for mounting to the vehicle; a rearview element disposed in the housing that displays images of a scene exterior of the vehicle; a light sensor assembly disposed in the housing; and a controller for receiving the electrical signal of the light sensor and for adjusting a brightness of the images displayed by the rearview element. The light sensor includes a light sensor for outputting an electrical signal representing intensity of light impinging upon a light-receiving surface of the light sensor, and a secondary optical element configured to receive light, wherein the light passes through the secondary optical element to the light sensor, the secondary optical element including a tint material that is substantially color neutral for attenuating light passing therethrough.. ... Gentex Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180157139

Electrochemical energy storage devices

An energy storage device includes a cathodic material in an activated state; and an anodic material in an activated state; wherein: the cathodic material is a viologen covalently attached to, or confined within, a first polymer matrix, the first polymer matrix is configured to prevent or minimize substantial diffusion of the cathodic material in the activated state; and the anodic material is a phenazine, a phenothiazine, a triphenodithiazine, a carbazole, a indolocarbazole, a biscarbazole, or a ferrocene covalently attached to, or confined within, a second polymer matrix, the second polymer matrix is configured to prevent or minimize substantial diffusion of the anodic material in the activated state.. . ... Gentex Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144618

Trainable transceiver and mobile communications device diagnostic systems and methods

A trainable transceiver for controlling a remote device includes a transceiver circuit configured based on training information to communicate with the remote device, a communications device configured to communicate with a mobile communications device, and a control circuit coupled to the transceiver circuit, and coupled to the communications device. The control circuit is configured to transmit diagnostic information related to the trainable transceiver to a mobile communications device via the communications device.. ... Gentex Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144617

Trainable transceiver with hands free image based operation

A method for automatically transmitting an activation signal from a trainable transceiver to a remote electronic system, includes receiving, at a control circuit of the trainable transceiver, image data from an image data source; determining, using the control circuit, if the received image data matches one or more reference images stored in memory and associated with the remote electronic system; and determining, in response to a match between the received image data and the one or more reference images, if the trainable transceiver is approaching the remote electronic system. The method includes, in response to determining that the trainable transceiver is approaching the remote electronic system, formatting an activation signal to control the remote electronic system and transmitting, using a transceiver circuit, the activation signal formatted to control the remote electronic system.. ... Gentex Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140037

Helmet impact attenuation article

An impact attenuation system comprises an aluminum honeycomb sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface. The aluminum honeycomb sheet defines a plurality of approximately hexagonally shaped cells. ... Gentex Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131113

Rearview mirror assembly with biased electrical connection

A rearview mirror assembly is provided herein and includes a printed circuit board (pcb) and an electrical connector electrically coupled to the pcb. The assembly also includes at least one biasing member that is electrically conductive and positioned between and in contact with the pcb and the electrical connector. ... Gentex Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129046

Heads up display system

A heads up display system of a vehicle includes a combiner screen having a first substantially transparent substrate defining a first surface and a second surface, a second substantially transparent substrate defining a third surface and a fourth surface. A primary seal is disposed between the first and second substrates. ... Gentex Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124958

Electromagnetic shield for rearview assembly

A rearview assembly having a circuit board. A grounded heat sink is proximate the circuit board. ... Gentex Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123806

System and method for wireless re-programming of memory in a communication system

The invention relates to a system and method of re-programming memory, and in particular, to wirelessly re-programming software, such as the application code, residing in memory of a trainable transceiver. The wireless re-programming of memory allows for software in the trainable transceiver to be updated or replaced from a remote location, where a direct or wired connection to the product is not otherwise available.. ... Gentex Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122225

Trainable transceiver and camera systems and methods

A system for installation in a vehicle and for controlling a remote device including a trainable transceiver, a camera, and a control circuit coupled to the trainable transceiver and the camera. The control circuit is configured to use the camera to identify the remote device by comparing information received via the camera to information stored in memory, and the control circuit is configured to automatically transmit an activation signal formatted to control the remote device in response to identifying the remote device.. ... Gentex Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118115

Cam-driven toggle switch for mirror assembly

A rearview mirror for a vehicle includes a substrate having a reflective surface thereon and an actuation mechanism coupled with the substrate. The actuation mechanism includes a mounting plate rotatably coupled with the substrate at a first end thereof and having a first pin extending outwardly from a side of the mounting plate in a direction parallel with the first end and spaced apart therefrom. ... Gentex Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105114

Waveguide mirror display system

. . A vehicle display mirror system is disclosed. The system comprises an electro-optic device configured to switch between a mirror state and a display state. ... Gentex Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180101079

Polarized window assembly

A window assembly includes an electro-optic element which has a first substantially transparent substrate defining first and second surfaces. The second surface includes a first electrically conductive layer. ... Gentex Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099612

Rearview assembly with occupant detection

A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes an electro-optic element. A first substrate includes a first surface and a second surface. ... Gentex Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097804

Driver identification and authentication systems and methods

A method for processing a security authorization is disclosed. The method comprises capturing biometric data with a scanning apparatus of the authentication system and comparing the biometric data to authentication data. ... Gentex Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096684

Vehicle-based remote control system and method

A vehicle-based remote control system and method are provided herein. A first in-vehicle device and a second in-vehicle device are provided. ... Gentex Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095338

Color excursion mitigation in electrochromic devices

An electrochromic device includes a chamber defined by a first conductive surface of a first substrate, a second conductive surface of a second substrate, and a sealing member joining the first substrate to the second substrate; an electrochromic medium containing a blue cathodic electroactive compound and up to three anodic electroactive compounds; wherein the electrochromic medium is disposed within the chamber; the anodic electroactive compounds include a green anodic electroactive compound and one or two gray anodic electroactive compounds; and the anodic electroactive compounds include from about 8 mol % to about 15 mol % gray anodic electroactive compounds.. . ... Gentex Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091779

Imager with wire harness connecting features

An imager having a lens defining a viewing angle. A lens holder is operably coupled with the lens. ... Gentex Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091714

Air scoop to direct airflow over camera lens

An imager assembly for a vehicle includes a base plate. An imager is disposed above the base plate. ... Gentex Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079365

Mirror flipper assembly

A rearview mirror for a vehicle includes a housing defining an interior cavity and an actuation mechanism. The actuation mechanism includes a mounting plate rotatably coupled within the cavity of the housing at a first end thereof and a spring plate coupled with the mounting plate at a first coupling and slidably coupled with the mounting plate at a second coupling. ... Gentex Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072240

Imaging device protector and cleaner

An imaging device enclosure for a vehicle including a housing having an image device aperture. A motor is disposed in the housing and is operably connected with a mobile wedge. ... Gentex Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067279

Method of cooling full display mirror

A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes a rearview device and a processor. A housing supports the rearview device and the processor. ... Gentex Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065556

Vehicle vision system having adjustable displayed field of view

A vision system for a vehicle is provided including a camera for capturing images within a field of view; a display device movably mounted relative to the vehicle for displaying a portion of the field of view of the camera; a movement sensor for sensing movement of the display device; and a processing circuit in communication with the movement sensor, the display device, and the camera for selecting the portion of the field of view to be displayed on the display device in response to movement of the display device as sensed by the movement sensor.. . ... Gentex Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065555

Low profile mirror pivot

A rearview assembly includes a mount configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle. A first support includes a generally linear body and extends downward from the mount. ... Gentex Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180049505

Helmet retention system

A retention system for a helmet includes a horizontal chin strap and a vertical chin strap, wherein the vertical chin strap is secured to the horizontal chin strap at two points of intersection. The horizontal chin strap may include a first horizontal chin strap portion, a second horizontal chin strap portion, a first fastener for reversibly coupling the first chin strap and the second chin strap, and at least one mounting strap for affixing the mounting strap to a helmet. ... Gentex Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180041684

System and method for processing video data to detect and eliminate flickering light sources through dynamic exposure control

An image capture system is provided for a vehicle equipped with a display for displaying streamed video images of a scene proximate the vehicle. The image capture system includes a camera for capturing video images of the scene proximate the vehicle at a selected exposure time and streaming the video images, and an image processing unit for receiving the streamed video images, processing the streamed video images and supplying the streamed video images to the display. ... Gentex Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039148

Ultrathin, solution phase electrochromic devices

An electrochromic device includes a chamber defined by a substantially transparent first substrate, a second substrate, and a sealing member; wherein: the first substrate comprises a first surface, and a second surface comprising a first substantially transparent, electrically conductive coating and disposed opposite to the first surface; the second substrate comprising a first surface comprising a second substantially transparent, electrically conductive coating, and a second surface disposed opposite to the first surface; the second surface of the first substrate and the first surface of the second substrate being located proximally to each other and having a substantially uniform spacing of distance, d, between them; and 0 μm<d≦65 μm; an electrochromic medium comprising a cathodic component, an anodic component, and a solvent; and insoluble spacing objects within the chamber, the insoluble spacing objects having a largest dimension that is greater than 0, but less than or equal to d.. . ... Gentex Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031940

Electro-optic infrared filter

An imaging system is provided that includes an imager and an optical lens stack with one or more lenses and an electro-optic element positioned between the imager and the lens stack. The electro-optic element includes a first substantially transparent substrate defining first and second surfaces. ... Gentex Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180027216

Imager system with median filter and method thereof

An imaging system configured to display a captured image on a display having a lower dynamic range than the imaging system is provided, wherein the imaging system includes a high dynamic range imager configured to capture at least one high dynamic range image, and a processing device communicatively connected to the high dynamic range imager, wherein the processing device is configured to reduce color speckles caused by errant interpolated pixel values and reduce occurrence of errant values of alternate color while maintaining at least one of sharpness detail, edge detail, and generate smoothing color rendering in a displayed image.. . ... Gentex Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024401

Electrical connections for electro-optic elements

A rearview mirror assembly is provided that includes a bezel, and an electro-optic element that includes a first substantially transparent substrate defining first and second surfaces. The second surface includes a first electrically conductive layer. ... Gentex Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017834

Electro-optic element with high double image ratio

A variable transmittance electro-optic assembly includes a first partially reflective, partially transmissive substrate defining first and second surfaces. A second partially reflective, partially transmissive substrate defines a third surface and a fourth surface. ... Gentex Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017830

Second surface transflector for electro-optic device

An electro-optic assembly includes a first partially reflective, partially transmissive substrate defining a first surface and a second surface. A second partially reflective, partially transmissive substrate defines a third surface and a fourth surface. ... Gentex Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017823

Electro-optic element with imi layer

An electro-optic assembly includes a first partially reflective, partially transmissive substrate defining a first surface and a second surface. A second partially reflective, partially transmissive substrate defines a third surface and a fourth surface. ... Gentex Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015880

Tight bezel to glass fit mirror assembly

A display assembly includes a bezel. An electro-optic element includes a first substantially transparent substrate having an edge extending around at least a portion of a perimeter of the first substantially transparent substrate. ... Gentex Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371222

Thermal control of variable transmittance windows

An electrical control system for controlling a variable transmittance window is disclosed. The system comprises a driver circuit in communication with an electro-optic element. ... Gentex Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170368981

Imaging system wtih adaptive high beam control

An imaging system is provided herein. An image sensor is configured to acquire one or more images of a scene external and forward of a controlled vehicle and to generate image data corresponding to the acquired images. ... Gentex Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364719

Systems and methods for universal toll module

A system includes a communication device and a user interface. The communication device includes a universal toll module configured to transmit a toll signal that includes at least one electronic toll code to be communicated to an electronic toll system. ... Gentex Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363840

Inductive power connection/data transfer for electro-optic mirror

A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes a rearview device having at least one of a display module and a mirror. A mount operably couples the rearview device to an inside surface of a windscreen of the vehicle. ... Gentex Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359520

Imaging systems having an electrowetting lens

An imaging system is provided having an image sensor, an electrowetting lens positioned in front of the image sensor and configured to change at least one optical characteristic in response to an electrical stimulus so as to change a field of view of the image sensor, and a controller coupled to the electrowetting lens and configured to select a field of view of the image sensor by selecting the electrical stimulus to be applied to the electrowetting lens.. . ... Gentex Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357865

Imaging system and method with ego motion detection

An imaging system and method for a vehicle is provided, and includes an imager configured to image a scene external and forward of the vehicle and to generate image data corresponding to the acquired images. A controller is configured to receive the image data and analyze an optical flow between successive image frames to compute a relative motion between the imager and the imaged scene, wherein the optical flow includes a pattern of apparent motion of objects of interest in the successive image frames.. ... Gentex Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357136

Electrochemical devices with plastic substrates

An electrochromic device includes a flexible plastic substrate including a front surface, and a rear surface, wherein the rear surface comprises a first conductive material; and a rigid plastic substrate including a front surface, and a rear surface, wherein the front surface comprises a second conductive material, wherein the first substrate is joined to the second substrate by a sealing member, wherein the rear surface of the first substrate and the front surface of the second substrate with the sealing member define a chamber therebetween.. . ... Gentex Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355308

Rearview mirror assembly with antenna

A rearview mirror assembly includes a main housing defining an exterior surface, an interior, and an open side, the exterior surface having a recess therein. The assembly also includes a control module coupled within the interior of the housing, a mirror coupled over the open end of the housing, and a communication module. ... Gentex Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352286

Vehicle trainable transceiver for allowing cloud-based transfer of data between vehicles

A trainable transceiver is provided for a vehicle for transmitting signals to a device remote from the vehicle. The trainable transceiver includes an rf transceiver configured to receive an rf signal during a training mode in order to learn characteristics of the received rf signal, and to transmit an rf signal to the remote device in an operating mode where the transmitted rf signal includes the learned characteristics of the received rf signal; a local memory device for storing channel data representing the learned characteristics of the received rf signal; an interface configured to communicate with an internet-connected device; and a controller coupled to the local memory device and the interface, the controller configured to retrieve the channel data from the local memory device and transfer the channel data for storage remote from the vehicle using the interface. ... Gentex Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351128

Illuminating display with light gathering structure

A display mirror assembly having a housing. An electro-optic element is disposed within the housing. ... Gentex Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349103

Display system with phase oriented reflective control

A vehicle display mirror system is disclosed. The system comprises a display device and a reflecting polarizer. ... Gentex Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347067

Vehicle display with selective image data display

A display system for a vehicle is disclosed. The display system comprises a display device disposed in a passenger compartment of the vehicle. ... Gentex Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343803

Waveguide mirror display system

A vehicle display system is disclosed. The system comprises an electro-optic device configured to switch between a mirror state and a light-transmissive state. ... Gentex Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339326

Imager with active exposure correction

An imager module for a vehicle is disclosed. The imager module comprises an imager configured to capture image data over a plurality of image frames based on incoming light in a field of view and an optic device configured to control a transmission of the incoming light. ... Gentex Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336693

Resistive coating for voltage uniformity

An electrode for an electrochromic device includes a resistive layer disposed over a conductive layer. The resistive layer is disposed between the conductive layer and an electrochromic material in the electrochromic device. ... Gentex Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334271

Electro-optic window control system

A window control system is provided that includes a plurality of electro-optic windows each having a variable transmittance level, a portable control unit for generating wireless control signals for controlling the transmittance level of the electro-optic windows, and a plurality of window control circuits each coupled to a respective one of the electro-optic windows and each having a transceiver for receiving the wireless control signals from the portable control unit. Each window control circuit is configured to adjust the transmittance level of the respective one of the electro-optic windows in response to a wireless control signal received by the transceiver from the portable control unit.. ... Gentex Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323557

Trainable transceiver with hands free image based operation

A method for automatically transmitting an activation signal from a trainable transceiver to a remote electronic system, includes receiving, at a control circuit of the trainable transceiver, image data from an image data source; determining, using the control circuit, if the received image data matches one or more reference images stored in memory and associated with the remote electronic system; and determining, in response to a match between the received image data and the one or more reference images, if the trainable transceiver is approaching the remote electronic system. The method includes, in response to determining that the trainable transceiver is approaching the remote electronic system, formatting an activation signal to control the remote electronic system and transmitting, using a transceiver circuit, the activation signal formatted to control the remote electronic system.. ... Gentex Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323498

Internet-connected garage door control system

An internet-connected garage door control system is disclosed that includes a garage door opener for opening and closing a garage door in response to signals received through the internet, and an in-vehicle remote garage door opener integrated into a vehicle for transmitting the signals through the internet to the garage door opener. The in-vehicle remote garage door opener includes an interface configured to communicate with an internet-connected device, a trainable rf transceiver for transmitting an rf signal to the garage door opener, a user-actuated input, an interface configured to communicate with an internet-connected device, and a controller, wherein, upon actuation of the user-actuated input, the controller is configured to at least one of (a) request a signal to be transmitted by the internet-connected device through the internet to the garage door opener, and (b) cause the trainable rf transceiver to transmit the rf signal to the garage door opener.. ... Gentex Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320464

Wireless transceiver with recall indicator

The invention is a wireless control system and method for wireless control of a remote electronic system from a vehicle. A trainable transceiver is configured to receive a feedback signal from a remote electronic system indicating success or failure of a requested operation. ... Gentex Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320441

Polarized electro-optic element

A vehicular rearview assembly is provided that includes a display configured to emit light of a first polarization. A reflective polarizer is positioned adjacent the display. ... Gentex Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320436

Display system and method thereof

A display system for use in a vehicle is disclosed including an imager configured to capture images corresponding to a field of view rearward of the vehicle. The imager is in communication with a processing unit configured to receive data representative of the captured images from the imager. ... Gentex Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170307952

Flame retardancy of electrochromic devices

An electrochromic device includes one or more flame-retardant agents.. . ... Gentex Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305348

Multi-focus optical system

An imager system and a display system for a vehicle are provided. The imager system includes at least one imager configured to capture a multi-focus image having depth data. ... Gentex Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294065

Trainable transceiver and cloud computing system architecture systems and methods

A system for installation in a vehicle and for controlling a device, the system including a trainable transceiver, communications electronics, and a processing circuit coupled to the trainable transceiver and the communications electronics. The processing circuit is configured to train the trainable transceiver to control a device using information received from a cloud computing system remote from the device and vehicle via the communications electronics.. ... Gentex Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170280807

Hinged attachment of headgear to a helmet

A hinge mechanism for attaching ear accessories to a helmet allows an accessory to be attached at a point outside the helmet shell utilizing, for example, a slidable mounting rail, and to reach under the edge of the helmet shell so that the accessory is supported in contact with the wearer's head. The hinge mechanism is well suited for use in connection with military helmets that have a “bulge” or protrusion over the ear.. ... Gentex Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277009

Reducing diffraction effects on an ablated surface

A method for removing a material from a surface includes passing a laser through a lens such that the laser impinges on the material. The surface from which the material is removed has an array of artifacts thereon with a spacing between the artifacts and a pitch between lines of the artifacts. ... Gentex Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272633

Imager module for vehicle

An imager assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises an optic lens forming a longitudinal axis extending between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. ... Gentex Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272624

Camera assembly with shielded imager circuit

An imager assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises an optic lens comprising a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and a longitudinal axis extending there between. ... Gentex Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170261830

Electro-optic element

A vehicular rearview assembly with a mirror element having a curved or rounded edge on the first surface that is fully observable from the front of the assembly, a complex peripheral ring, and a user interface with switches and sensors that activate and configure pre-defined function(s) or device(s) of the assembly in response to the user input applied to the user interface. The mirror element is supported by a hybrid carrier co-molded of at least two materials, a portion of which is compressible between the housing shell and an edge of the mirror element. ... Gentex Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257535

Roof mounted imager module

A roof mounted module for a vehicle includes a base plate configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle roof. An outer housing operably coupled with the base plate. ... Gentex Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249834

Trainable transceiver and mobile communications device training systems and methods

A system for controlling a remote device includes a mobile communications device and a trainable transceiver. The mobile communications device includes a display, a camera flash, a speaker, and a processing circuit coupled to the display, the camera flash, and the speaker. ... Gentex Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249790

Fixed location based trainable transceiver for the control of remote devices systems and methods

A system for controlling a remote device from a vehicle includes a control device in the vehicle. The control device includes an operator input device configured to receive a user, input, a control circuit coupled to the operator input device, and a first communications device coupled to the control circuit. ... Gentex Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170248787

Display mirror assembly

A display mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a front shield having a first side and a second side. A partially reflective, partially transmissive element is mounted on the first side. ... Gentex Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170245097

System and method for configuring a wireless control system of a vehicle

A system for mounting in a vehicle and for providing a control signal to a remote device based on information stored in a portable electronic device includes a radio frequency transmitter for transmitting a control signal to the remote device. The system also includes a first circuit configured to receive first information from the portable electronic device via inductive-coupling between the portable electronic device and the first circuit when the portable electronic device is brought within the induction field of the first circuit. ... Gentex Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242315

Electronically dimming window with improved performance

A control system for variable transmittance windows is disclosed. The system comprises at least one electro-optic element, a local control circuit, and a feedback circuit. ... Gentex Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239749

Laser ablation with reduced visual effects

A laser ablation process can be configured to reduce the appearance of or eliminate a potentially objectionable diffraction effect that can occur when a workpiece or product that has been subjected to the ablation process interacts with light. The diffraction effect can be reduced by introducing irregularity into the arrangement of overlapping laser spots during the process. ... Gentex Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170221352

Trainable transceiver and mobile communications device systems and methods

A trainable transceiver for controlling a remote device includes a transceiver circuit configured, based on training information, to control the remote device, a communications device configured to communicate with a mobile communications device, an output device, and a control circuit coupled to the transceiver circuit, coupled to the communications device, and coupled to the output device. The control circuit is configured to receive notification information from the mobile communications device via the communications device, and wherein the control circuit is configured to generate an output using the output device based on the notification information.. ... Gentex Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219181

Indicator optic for vehicle lighting module

A lighting module for a vehicle is disclosed. The lighting module comprises a light source configured to generate a light emission in an emission direction substantially along a forward operating direction of the vehicle. ... Gentex Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170206780

Universal wireless trainable transceiver unit with integrated bidirectional wireless interface for vehicles

The invention relates to a universal wireless trainable transceiver unit with integrated bidirectional wireless interface functionality, and a method for same. Using a scan, push button or untrained channel mode, a user may enter into a wireless bidirectional interface mode of a trainable transceiver. ... Gentex Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203694

Toggle switch lock and cushioned toggle switch for fdm

A rearview mirror includes a housing defining an interior cavity and an opening to an exterior of the housing, a notch extending from an edge of the opening and an actuation mechanism coupled within the interior of the housing. The actuation mechanism has a toggle barrel rotatably positioned within the interior cavity of the housing and a lever extending from the toggle barrel through the opening. ... Gentex Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170196029

Communication system for vehicle

A system for controlling a remote device from an automotive vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a user interface comprising a plurality of inputs. ... Gentex Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170193722

Systems and methods for adding a trainable transceiver to a vehicle

A system for installation in a vehicle and for controlling a remote device includes a trainable transceiver and a remote button module. The trainable transceiver base station configured to be mounted in the vehicle at a first location and the remote button module separated from the base station and configured to be mounted in the vehicle at a second location. ... Gentex Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170177935

Mirror assembly incorporating a scanning apparatus

The disclosure provides for a scanning apparatus. The scanning apparatus may be disposed in a vehicle mirror assembly. ... Gentex Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166134

Ir transmitting coating for electro-optic element

The disclosure provides for an electrochromic element comprising a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate comprises a first surface and a second surface. ... Gentex Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166133

Bimodal mechanism with optical switch

A mirror assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The mirror assembly comprises a support bracket, a glass element operably coupled with the support bracket, and an actuator assembly. ... Gentex Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170162965

Conductive connection device for vehicle display

The disclosure provides for a conductive connector device. The device is configured for communicating a control signal of an electro-optic element for a vehicular display device. ... Gentex Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158139

Tight bezel-to-glass fit mirror assembly

A rearview mirror assembly includes a housing, a bezel and an electro-optic mirror element. The electro-optic mirror element includes a first substantially transparent substrate having an edge extending around at least a portion of a perimeter of the first substantially transparent substrate and a second substrate having a second edge extending around at least a portion of a perimeter of the second substrate and a fourth surface. ... Gentex Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170139302

Electro-optic gas barrier

An electro-optic element is provided that includes a first substantially transparent substrate having first and second surfaces disposed on opposite sides thereof. The second surface has a first electrically conductive layer and a second substantially transparent substrate has third and fourth surfaces disposed on opposite sides thereof. ... Gentex Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124982

Toggle paddle

A rearview device for a vehicle having an electro-optic element. A first substrate includes first and second surfaces disposed on opposite sides thereof. ... Gentex Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120826

Rearview device

A rearview device includes a housing that includes a first side and a second side opposite the first side. An electro-optic element is operably coupled with the first side of the housing. ... Gentex Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120824

Display mirror assembly incorporating heatsink

A display mirror assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises a display device defining a display surface having a display perimeter elongated along a length. ... Gentex Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170116806

Battery powered trainable remote garage door opener module

A remote garage door opener module for after-market assembly into a vehicle for transmitting signals to a garage door opener includes a bezel positionable against a headliner of the vehicle along an interior surface thereof in a position over a hole in the headliner. The module further includes a housing enclosing a power source and electronic circuitry for transmitting the signals. ... Gentex Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113619

Integrated vehicle communication system and method

A vehicle rearview mirror system for a vehicle having communication capabilities for communicating with at least one of a building-automation device and an electronic toll collection system. The vehicle rearview mirror system may include a wireless communication system configured to communicate with a building-based communication system or a transceiver system of the electronic toll collection system, or both.. ... Gentex Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170103712

Electro-optic mirror having user-adustable dimming with visual feedback

A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes an electro-optic mirror element that reflects images from the rear of the vehicle, wherein the reflected images may be dimmed in response to a detection of glare from trailing vehicle; a display positioned behind the mirror element for displaying images of a rearward scene; a user input for receiving user adjustment of an extent to which the mirror element is to be dimmed to reduce glare from trailing vehicles; and a processor coupled to the mirror element and the user input for adjusting the extent to which the mirror element is dimmed in response to user adjustment via the user input. Wherein, when user adjustment is made via the user input, the processor causes simulated images of vehicle headlights to be displayed on the display where the simulated images are dimmed to a level selected by the user.. ... Gentex Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170102601

Window assembly with infrared reflector

A window assembly is provided that includes an electro-optic element with a first substantially transparent substrate defining first and second surfaces. The second surface has a first electrically conductive layer. ... Gentex Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101059

Vehicle display mirror assembly having improved efficiency

A display mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror element having a front surface and a rear surface, wherein the mirror element has a refractive index rm at the rear surface of the mirror element; a display having a front surface and a rear surface where the display is positioned behind the mirror element such that the front surface of the display is spaced apart from the rear surface of the mirror element, wherein the display has a refractive index rd at the rear surface of the display; and an optical bonding layer disposed between, and in contact with, the front surface of the display and the rear surface of the mirror element, for bonding the mirror element to the display. The optical bonding layer has a refractive index refractive index of ro between about ±10% rd and ±10% rm.. ... Gentex Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170100991

Sunroof incorporating electro-optic element

A vehicle sunroof comprising an electro-optic device is disclosed. The electro-optic device forms a variable transmission window comprising a first layer, a second layer, and an electro-optic medium disposed between the first layer and the second layer. ... Gentex Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170088055

Full display mirror

A display mirror assembly for a vehicle is presented that includes a full display module and an electro-optic element that includes a first substantially transparent substrate having first and second surfaces disposed on opposite sides thereof. The second surface includes a first electrically conductive layer. ... Gentex Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170080867

Toggle mechanism for rearview assembly

An actuator assembly configured to adjust a viewing axis of a vehicle mirror is disclosed. The assembly comprises a toggle switch and a pivot plate rotationally coupled to the toggle switch proximate a first axis. ... Gentex Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170079082

Vehicle based trainable transceiver and authentication of user

A method for authenticating a user prior to allowing the user to interact with a vehicle-based wireless trainable transceiver. The authentication method includes a separate user's device. ... Gentex Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170076591

Wireless trainable transceiver device with integrated interface and gps modules

A trainable transceiver is provided having an integrated interface connections with various vehicle modules for use with various remote electronic devices and a method of programming and using the same. The wireless trainable transceiver is in a vehicle with an integrated interface allowing connection to a human-to-machine interface and vehicle position determination device, such a navigation system and compass and the wireless trainable transceiver has the ability to change functions associated with preset buttons on the trainable transceiver, depending upon the location of the vehicle.. ... Gentex Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170068144

Electro-optic system configured to reduce a perceived color change

An electro-optic system is provided that includes a front element having first and second surfaces, a rear element including third and fourth surfaces, wherein the front and rear elements are sealably bonded together in a spaced-apart relationship to define a chamber, and an electro-optic medium contained in the chamber, and the electro-optic medium is adapted to be in at least a high transmittance state and a low transmittance state. The electro-optic system further includes a display device in optical communication with the electro-optic element, the display device including at least one light source and is configured to emit at least a first primary and a second primary, the first and second primaries each having a first hue (hab) when viewed through the electro-optic element in approximately the high transmittance state and a second hue (hab′) when viewed through the electro-optic element in approximately the low transmittance state, wherein a change in the first and second hues (Δhab) for both first and second primaries is less than approximately 31 degrees.. ... Gentex Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170068143

Electro-optic element

A vehicular rearview assembly with a mirror element having a curved or rounded edge on the first surface that is fully observable from the front of the assembly, a complex peripheral ring, and a user interface with switches and sensors that activate and configure pre-defined function(s) or device(s) of the assembly in response to the user input applied to the user interface. The mirror element is supported by a hybrid carrier co-molded of at least two materials, a portion of which is compressible between the housing shell and an edge of the mirror element. ... Gentex Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170061110

Vehicle security accessory and methods of identity authentication

An accessory configured to authenticate a transaction is disclosed. The accessory comprises a communication circuit configured to communicate with a transaction system. ... Gentex Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170045737

Heads up display system

A heads up display system of a vehicle including a combiner screen having a first substantially transparent substrate defining a first surface and a second surface, a second substantially transparent substrate defining a third surface and a fourth surface. A primary seal is disposed between the first and second substrates. ... Gentex Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170010513

Printed appliquÉ and method thereof

An electro-optic assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface substantially parallel to the first surface; a rear substrate spaced from and substantially parallel to the front substrate. ... Gentex Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170008458

Tight bezel to glass fit mirror assembly

A rearview mirror assembly includes a housing, a bezel, and an electro-optic mirror element. The electro-optic mirror element includes a first substantially transparent substrate having an edge extending around at least a portion of a perimeter of the first substantially transparent substrate and a second substantially transparent substrate. ... Gentex Corporation








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