Patents by Inventor David M. Falb

David M. Falb 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: 10925140
    Abstract: An illumination system for a lighting assembly comprises a light assembly configured to selectively illuminate an operating region in a surgical suite and a plurality of light sources positioned within the light assembly and configured to emit light. The system further comprises at least one imager configured to capture image data and a controller. The controller is configured to scan the image data in at least one region of interest for a shaded region and identify a location of the shaded region within the region of interest. The controller is further configured to control the light assembly to activate at least one of the light sources to emit light impinging on the shaded region within the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Joshua D. Lintz, David M. Falb, Kurtis L. Geerlings, William L. Tonar, Bradley R. Hamlin, Jeremy A. Schut, Mark A. VanVuuren, Steven J. Veenman
  • Patent number: 10828124
    Abstract: An illumination system for a medical suite comprises a light assembly comprising at least one illumination source configured to selectively direct a light emission in a region of the surgical suite. The system further comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a field of view in the medical suite. A controller is in communication with the light assembly and the imager. The controller is configured to detect a location of the marker in the image data and control the light assembly to direct the light emission within the region based on the location of the marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kurtis L. Geerlings, Thomas S. Wright, David M. Falb, Christopher J. Adamski, Jeremy A. Schut, William L. Tonar, Jason D. Hallack, Michael J. Metivier, Brian J. Beardsley
  • Publication number: 20200307731
    Abstract: A motorcycle comprising: a lighting system including a plurality of lamps, each of which is configured to illuminate a different region of a plurality of regions relative to the motorcycle; one or more imaging assemblies, each of which includes an image sensor configured to generate image data; and a controller in communication with each of the plurality of lamps that receives as input the image data that the image sensor from each of the one or more imaging assemblies generates, analyzes the image data, detects a vehicle from the image data, and activates whichever lamp of the plurality of lamps that illuminates the region of the plurality of regions that is closest to the vehicle to provide a visual warning to the vehicle of the motorcycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: George A. Neuman, Dennis E. Vilcans, David M. Falb
  • Publication number: 20200219604
    Abstract: A display system for a medical suite comprises a scanning device configured to capture scanning data in the medical suite. At least one display configured to display information in an operating region of the medical suite. A controller is in communication with the scanning device and the display. The controller is configured to control the scanning device to capture identifying information of a patient. Based on the identifying information, the controller is configured to authenticate an identity of the patient. Based on the identity, the controller is configured to access a patient record for the patient. The controller is further configured to control the at least one display to display information based on the patient record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Mark A. VanVuuren, David J. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200214787
    Abstract: An illumination system for a room comprises a light assembly comprising at least one illumination source configured to selectively direct at least one light emission in an operating region of the room. The system further comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a field of view in the room. A controller is in communication with the light assembly and the imager. The controller is configured to detect a position of the marker in the image data and control the light assembly to direct the at least one light emission within the operating region based on the position of the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Mark A. VanVuuren, David J. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200214788
    Abstract: A control instrument for an illumination system comprises a first end portion and a second end portion and an elongated handle interconnecting the first end portion and the second end portion. At least one marker is disposed proximate the first end portion. The at least one marker comprises a first symbol that may be detected by the illumination system to control at least one operating function of the illumination system. The illumination system is configured to selectively illuminate a location in an operating region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Mark A. VanVuuren, David J. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200092970
    Abstract: An illumination system for a lighting assembly comprises a light assembly configured to selectively illuminate an operating region in a surgical suite and a plurality of light sources positioned within the light assembly and configured to emit light. The system further comprises at least one imager configured to capture image data and a controller. The controller is configured to scan the image data in at least one region of interest for a shaded region and identify a location of the shaded region within the region of interest. The controller is further configured to control the light assembly to activate at least one of the light sources to emit light impinging on the shaded region within the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Joshua D. Lintz, David M. Falb, Kurtis L. Geerlings, William L. Tonar, Bradley R. Hamlin, Jeremy A. Schut, Mark A. VanVuuren, Steven J. Veenman
  • Patent number: 10586121
    Abstract: An imaging system for a vehicle is disclosed. The imaging system comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a forward directed field of view relative the vehicle and an inertial sensor configured to measure a bank angle of the vehicle. A controller is in communication with the imager and the inertial sensor. The controller is configured to receive the image data comprising an imaging area and process the image data with enhanced sensitivity in at least one processing window within the imaging area. The controller is further configured to adjust a location of the processing window within the imaging area based on the bank angle and detect an object in the processing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio E. Murillo Amaya, David M. Falb, Peter A. Liken
  • Patent number: 10517158
    Abstract: An illumination system for a lighting assembly comprises a light assembly configured to selectively illuminate an operating region in a surgical suite and a plurality of light sources positioned within the light assembly and configured to emit light. The system further comprises at least one imager configured to capture image data and a controller. The controller is configured to scan the image data for at least one region of interest comprising at least one of a shaded region and a contaminated region and identify a location of the region of interest in the operating region. The controller is further configured to control the light assembly to activate at least one of the light sources to emit light on the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Joshua D. Lintz, David M. Falb, Kurtis L. Geerlings, William L. Tonar, Bradley R. Hamlin, Jeremy A. Schut, Mark A. VanVuuren, Steven J. Veenman
  • Publication number: 20190254143
    Abstract: An illumination system for a lighting assembly comprises a light assembly configured to selectively illuminate an operating region in a surgical suite and a plurality of light sources positioned within the light assembly and configured to emit light. The system further comprises at least one imager configured to capture image data and a controller. The controller is configured to scan the image data for at least one region of interest comprising at least one of a shaded region and a contaminated region and identify a location of the region of interest in the operating region. The controller is further configured to control the light assembly to activate at least one of the light sources to emit light on the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Joshua D. Lintz, David M. Falb, Kurtis L. Geerlings, William L. Tonar, Bradley R. Hamlin, Jeremy A. Schut, Mark A. VanVuuren, Steven J. Veenman
  • Publication number: 20190249847
    Abstract: A light assembly is configured to selectively illuminate an operating region in a surgical suite. The assembly comprises a plurality of lighting modules comprising a plurality of light sources configured to emit light. The assembly further comprises at least one imager configured to capture image data disposed in at least one of the lighting modules. An articulating head assembly is configured to support each of the lighting modules. The articulating head assembly comprises a plurality of actuators configured to rotate each of the lighting modules about a first axis and a second axis. The assembly further comprises a controller. The controller is configured to scan the image data for at least one region of interest comprising at least one of a shaded region and a contaminated region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Joshua D. Lintz, David M. Falb, Kurtis L. Geerlings, William L. Tonar, Bradley R. Hamlin, Jeremy A. Schut, Mark A. VanVuuren, Steven J. Veenman
  • Patent number: 10380451
    Abstract: A system for calculating a visibility range from a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a high dynamic range image sensor system comprising a pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The image sensor further includes readout circuitry in electrical communication with each pixel of the pixel array. The readout circuitry is operable to readout a distinct pixel value corresponding to one of a plurality of exposure times for each pixel in a single image frame. The system further comprises at least one processor in communication with the readout circuitry. The processor is operable to calculate a visibility range from the vehicle based on a plurality of image processing algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David M. Falb, David J. Wright, Oliver M. Jeromin, Jeremy A. Schut, Sergio E. Murillo Amaya
  • Publication number: 20190060026
    Abstract: An illumination system for a medical suite comprises a light assembly comprising at least one illumination source configured to selectively direct a light emission in a region of the surgical suite. The system further comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a field of view in the medical suite. A controller is in communication with the light assembly and the imager. The controller is configured to detect a location of the marker in the image data and control the light assembly to direct the light emission within the region based on the location of the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Kurtis L. Geerlings, Thomas S. Wright, David M. Falb, Christopher J. Adamski, Jeremy A. Schut, William L. Tonar, Jason D. Hallack, Michael J. Metivier, Brian J. Beardsley
  • Publication number: 20180218229
    Abstract: An imaging system for a vehicle is disclosed. The imaging system comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a forward directed field of view relative the vehicle and an inertial sensor configured to measure a bank angle of the vehicle. A controller is in communication with the imager and the inertial sensor. The controller is configured to receive the image data comprising an imaging area and process the image data with enhanced sensitivity in at least one processing window within the imaging area. The controller is further configured to adjust a location of the processing window within the imaging area based on the bank angle and detect an object in the processing window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Sergio E. Murillo Amaya, David M. Falb, Peter A. Liken
  • Patent number: 9892331
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Wright, David M. Falb
  • Publication number: 20170357865
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Wright, David M. Falb
  • Patent number: 9721172
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Wright, David M. Falb
  • Patent number: 9514373
    Abstract: An imaging system and method for fog detection are disclosed herein. An imager is configured to image a scene external and forward of a controlled vehicle and to generate image data corresponding to the acquired images. A controller is configured to receive and analyze the image data. When exterior lights of the controlled vehicle are operated in a low beam state, the controller is able to detect light sources of interest in the image data, determine if each light source of interest is a foggy light or a clear light, and generate a first signal if a fog entry condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oliver M. Jeromin, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut
  • Patent number: 9511708
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to image an external scene by employing a custom image sensor. The custom image sensor may use a GRRB array to filter the images of oncoming and preceding vehicle taillights captured by a vehicle camera. The method and system may also calculate a GRRB color metric for use in the custom image sensor by performing interpolation on a number of color channels, summing the brightness values for each of the color channels interpolated, normalizing each of the brightness values, and converting the normalized brightness values from an RGB scale to a linear scale of non-red to red.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Wright, David M. Falb
  • Patent number: D812125
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B. Ostreko, Christopher B. Case, James E. Marsh, Mark R. Roth, David M. Falb, Nathan T. Overmyer, Douglas J. Newhouse