Patents by Inventor Austen Kolar SCUDDER

Austen Kolar SCUDDER has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9584706
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Austen Kolar Scudder, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Patent number: 9531924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Austen Kolar Scudder, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Patent number: 9444984
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Austen Kolar Scudder, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann
  • Publication number: 20130293713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device, comprising a camera unit, which is used to record images of the exterior area of a motor vehicle, and a cover element, which can be moved from a closed position to an open position by means of a drive, wherein the camera unit is behind the cover element and inaccessible from outside in the closed position of the cover element and images can be recorded in the open position of the cover element. For this purpose, the cover element has an outer surface facing away from the camera unit, and the drive interacts with a mechanism in such a way that the outer surface is always in the exterior area of the motor vehicle in each position of the cover element during the movement of the cover element between the closed position and the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Austen Kolar SCUDDER, Alex Scott Walters, Ulrike Fichert, Shannon Christian Bartlett, Richard Heinz Jungmann