Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Timothy J. Haller
  • Patent number: 6337675
    Abstract: A display system provides automatic and manual brightness control. A brightness controller varies the luminance of the display based upon ambient light as sensed by an ambient light sensor. The brightness control varies the luminance of the display between the minimum luminance at a minimum illuminance to a maximum luminance at a maximum illuminance. Preferably, a user input device selectively varies the maximum illuminance at which the display displays said maximum luminance and selectively alters the minimum luminance which is displayed at the minimum illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: UT Automotive Dearborn, INC
    Inventors: Daniel Toffolo, Silviu Palalau
  • Patent number: 6321549
    Abstract: A process and method for monitoring and selectively controlling the capacity and operating conditions of a refrigeration unit is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention includes the adjustment of the electronic expansion valve, and the compressor cylinder banks through the adjustment of desired superheat levels in order to bring a transport refrigeration unit within desired operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: John Robert Reason, Mead Robert Rusert, Douglas Herbert Morse, Thomas Edward Brendel
  • Patent number: 6304173
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display which is selectively movable between a first position in which it is viewable by a driver and a second position in which it is viewable by the rear passengers but not the driver. In the first position, the display provides a rear view from a camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle. In the second position, the display provides entertainment to the passengers in the rear seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Lear Automotive Dearborn Inc
    Inventors: Silviu Pala, Phil LeMay, Scott Shields, Terence Duncan, Michael Maass, Joseph Stevens, John McConnell, Jerome Ng, Ozer M. N. Teitelbaum