Patents by Inventor Barry Hutzel

Barry Hutzel 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).

  • Publication number: 20170144601
    Abstract: A lateral-view mirror assembly comprising a housing having a first lateral-view mirror and a second lateral-view mirror coupled to a rear portion of a vehicle to provide a driver of a vehicle with the ability to view objects positioned lateral to a rear portion of the vehicle by looking at a reflection of the objects reflected from the first and second lateral-view mirrors to the rear-view mirror to the driver. The lateral-view mirror assembly is helpful when backing out of a parking space and also when changing lanes and is located adjacent a ceiling of the vehicle in order to function properly even when a passenger is seated below the lateral-view mirror assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Lowell Martinson, Charon McNabb, Barry Hutzel, Steve Brangwyn
  • Publication number: 20080080076
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a casing with a reflective element and a storage space. The storage space provides storage for at least one accessory and for storing the accessory in the location easily accessible by an occupant of the vehicle whereby the accessory can be inserted into and removed from the storage space for use by an occupant of the vehicle. The storage space may take the form of a recess provided in a top wall of the casing, a recessed portion provided in a front wall, back wall, or end wall of the casing. In one form, the recessed portion houses a pendent accessory which is dockable in and removable from the storage space for use by an occupant of the vehicle. For example, the pendent accessory may comprise a light assembly which is useable as a flashlight independently of the interior rearview mirror assembly or useable as a map light when docked in the mirror assembly. The storage space may also be used to hold workpieces or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Barry Hutzel, Niall Lynam, Darryl DeWind, John Lindahl
  • Publication number: 20060050018
    Abstract: An accessory system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly and a display screen that is extendable and retractable relative to a casing. The display screen is slidably mounted at the casing and slidable in a direction generally parallel to a length axis of the reflective element between a non-use position, where the video display screen is positioned substantially within the casing, and a use position, where the video display screen is substantially extended from a side of the casing for viewing. The display screen may be automatically extended in response to an activating event. The accessory system may include an accessory module, which may comprise multiple sub-modules that may be selected to provide the desired accessory content to the accessory module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Barry Hutzel, David Taylor, Kenneth Schofield, Peter Whitehead, Darryl DeWind, Richard Weber, Niall Lynam
  • Publication number: 20060002123
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a housing having a mirror casing and a support for mounting said mirror casing to a vehicle. The rearview mirror assembly further includes a retractable cord for use by an occupant of the vehicle for coupling to an accessory and which is adapted to couple the accessory to a vehicle system via the housing to provide a link between the accessory and the vehicle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Barry Hutzel, Niall Lynam, Darryl DeWind, John Lindahl
  • Patent number: D379170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Moore, Harlan E. Kifer, Barry Hutzel
  • Patent number: D403998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Lear Donnelly Overhead Systems L.L.C.
    Inventors: Barry Hutzel, Steven M. Andrus, Jeffery P. Skiver