Patents by Inventor Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri

Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri 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: 10293742
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly includes a reflector having a proximal end and a distal end. The reflector has a surface having a plurality of reflective faces spread over an arc therebetween, the arc being generally concave. The reflector forms part of a recess, the recess having spaced-apart parallel walls. A light emitting diode (LED) light source is disposed near the proximal end of the reflector and remote from the distal end of the reflector and the light source is oriented to emit light onto the reflective faces. A lens is positioned in front of the reflector. The lens is arranged to receive light from the reflector. In use, light is output from the lens with a substantially uniform luminance over a viewing angle of at least 45 degrees in a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri, Simon Belcher, James Nicholas Dickson
  • Patent number: 10232765
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for illuminating a ground area adjacent a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly includes a housing; an outer lens covering the housing; a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) light sources arranged in the housing; and a reflector mounted in the housing. The light emitted from the plurality of LED light sources is captured by the reflector which reflects light towards the lens, the lens directing light generally downward towards the ground area. The light output from the lamp assembly appears to be emitted from a single light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri, Simon Belcher, James Nicholas Dickson
  • Publication number: 20180290587
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly includes a reflector having a proximal end and a distal end. The reflector has a surface having a plurality of reflective faces spread over an arc therebetween, the arc being generally concave. The reflector forms part of a recess, the recess having spaced-apart parallel walls. A light emitting diode (LED) light source is disposed near the proximal end of the reflector and remote from the distal end of the reflector and the light source is oriented to emit light onto the reflective faces. A lens is positioned in front of the reflector. The lens is arranged to receive light from the reflector. In use, light is output from the lens with a substantially uniform luminance over a viewing angle of at least 45 degrees in a plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Garry Gordon Leslie FIMERI, Simon BELCHER, James Nicholas DICKSON
  • Publication number: 20170327032
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for illuminating a ground area adjacent a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly includes a housing; an outer lens covering the housing; a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) light sources arranged in the housing; and a reflector mounted in the housing. The light emitted from the plurality of LED light sources is captured by the reflector which reflects light towards the lens, the lens directing light generally downward towards the ground area. The light output from the lamp assembly appears to be emitted from a single light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Garry Gordon Leslie FIMERI, Simon BELCHER, James Nicholas DICKSON
  • Patent number: 8579445
    Abstract: A plastic mirror mounting system is proposed with a substrate made of plastic material coated with at least one reflective layer on a first surface. The plastic material has means to be connected to a mounting structure on the second surface of the plastic glass mirror. The plastic substrate includes at least three plastic mirror clips having at least one shoulder of plastic mirror clip that has a distance from the second surface so that no or almost no stress disturbs the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Simon Belcher, Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri
  • Patent number: 8366284
    Abstract: An external rear view mirror assembly to be fitted to a motor vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises: a mirror base mountable to a vehicle; a mirror head frame rotatably mounted to the base for rotation about a mirror head axis; a detent operably interposed between the base and the frame; a spring acting between the frame and the base in a direction parallel to the axis, the spring for holding the detent engaged; and a power fold mechanism operably interposed between the base and the frame, the power fold mechanism having a drive train and a clutch mechanism, the clutch mechanism comprising a pair of axially spaced apart clutching faces, connecting the drive train to the base when the drive train is driving, the clutch mechanism arranged and constructed such that forces are not transmitted from the frame to the drive train when the drive train is not driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Flynn, Maarten Johannes Schuurmans, Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri
  • Publication number: 20120134041
    Abstract: A plastic mirror mounting system is proposed with a substrate made of plastic material coated with at least one reflective layer on a first surface. The plastic material has means to be connected to a mounting structure on the second surface of the plastic glass mirror. The plastic substrate includes at least three plastic mirror clips having at least one shoulder of plastic mirror clip that has a distance from the second surface so that no or almost no stress disturbs the reflective surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: SMR Patents S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Simon Belcher, Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri
  • Publication number: 20100060024
    Abstract: An external rear view mirror assembly to be fitted to a motor vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises: a mirror base mountable to a vehicle; a mirror head frame rotatably mounted to the base for rotation about a mirror head axis; a detent operably interposed between the base and the frame; a spring acting between the frame and the base in a direction parallel to the axis, the spring for holding the detent engaged; and a power fold mechanism operably interposed between the base and the frame, the power fold mechanism having a drive train and a clutch mechanism, the clutch mechanism comprising a pair of axially spaced apart clutching faces, connecting the drive train to the base when the drive train is driving, the clutch mechanism arranged and constructed such that forces are not transmitted from the frame to the drive train when the drive train is not driving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Visiocorp Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Flynn, Maarten Johannes Schuurmans, Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri
  • Patent number: 7390102
    Abstract: A pivot and detent mechanism is disclosed. The mechanism includes: a base 30 for mounting on a vehicle; an arm 40 for supporting a mirror head 20, the arm 40 pivotally connected to the base 30 to allow angular movement of the head 20, the arm having spaced apart first and second flexible branches 44 and 44?; and a deploy detent recess and a cooperating detent member 46 set, the deploy detent member 46 engageable with the detent recess to hold the mirror head 20 with respect to the base 30 in a deployed position. The flexible branches 44 and 44? are resiliently movable with respect to each other to allow disengagement and engagement of the deploy detent member 46 from the detent recess upon the application of sufficient force to the mirror head 20 allowing the head 20 to move from the deployed position to a non-deployed position. An improved pre-loaded spring is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Schefenacker Vision Systems Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri, Mark Olijnyk
  • Patent number: 6969038
    Abstract: A vehicle external mirror assembly (10) comprises three main parts: a vehicle-to-mirror assembly attachment bracket (15), a mirror housing (20) and a mirror (41). Housing (20) comprises a thin molded external plastic shell (50) and a foam core (21), the foam anchoring and supporting the shell. A load diffuser (45) may be positioned within foam (21) to reduce the maximum tensile and compressive stresses within the foam (21). Attachment bracket (15) is of a similar construction with a thin shell (15) internal foam (18) and load diffuser (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Schefenacker Vision Systems Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Ingmar Manfred Birgden, Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri, Robert William Gilbert, Duncan William Nash
  • Patent number: 6106122
    Abstract: A rear view mirror assembly comprising a bracket adapted to be mounted on a vehicle body, and a case, in which a reflective member is pivotally mounted. A lead screw is mounted in the bracket. A pair of arms projecting laterally from the reflective member beyond the periphery thereof and have ridge formations which engage with the lead screw so that rotation of the lead screw causes angular movement of the reflective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Britax Rainsfords Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert William Gilbert, Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri, Ingmar Manfred Birgden
  • Patent number: 6050537
    Abstract: A rear view mirror for a motor vehicle comprising a case containing a mounting platform which has a concave part-spherical recess. A reflective member is secured to a mirror carrier which has a hollow projection with a part-spherical outer surface dimensioned to be a sliding fit in the recess a part-spherical inner surface and a diametrically oriented slot. A stem is secured to the mounting platform so as to project from the center of the recess and has a T-shaped crosshead dimensioned to pass through the slot when aligned therewith and to engage with the part-spherical inner surface of the hollow projection when aligned transversely to the slot. A lever on the mounting platform engages with a slot in the mirror carrier to prevent relative angular movement between the mirror carrier and the mounting platform about said stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Britax Rainsfords Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri
  • Patent number: 6010226
    Abstract: A vehicle mirror comprises a mirror case (20), an intermediate member (38), a base member (18) secured to a vehicle, and a mirror case pivot assembly (56, 72) at one end of the intermediate member (38) pivotally connecting the intermediate member (38) to the mirror case (20) for relative angular movement about a first pivot axis. First and second rigid link (26, 42) have opposite ends pivotally connected to the base member (10) and to the opposite end of the intermediate member (38). The pivotal connections (28, 44) at the ends of the first and second rigid links (26, 42) nearer to the front of the vehicle are more widely spaced from each other than the pivotal connections (40, 52) at the other ends of the first and second links (26, 42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Britax Rainsfords Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Robert William Gilbert, Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri, Ingmar Manfred Birgden
  • Patent number: 5678945
    Abstract: A detent mechanism that acts between two components that rotate with respect to one another to control rotation from a first set position to at least a second set position. The detent mechanism (10) comprises at least one rotating cam (23) positioned between adjacent surfaces of two components (11 and 16). The cam (23) is spaced from the axis of rotation of the two components (11 and 16). The cam (23) is journalled for rotation on one of the components (11) about an axis that is substantially transverse to the axis of rotation between the two components (11 and 16). The operating surface (25) of the cam (23) comprises at least one cam lobe that is caused to rotate as the two components (11 and 16) rotate. The cam (23) acts to separate the two components (11 and 16). Spring (17) acts to urge the adjacent surfaces together so that a predetermined torque is required to cause relative rotation between the components (11 and 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Britax Rainsfords Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri
  • Patent number: RE39328
    Abstract: A rear view mirror for a motor vehicle comprising a case containing a mounting platform which has a concave part-spherical recess. A reflective member is secured to a mirror carrier which has a hollow projection with a part-spherical outer surface dimensioned to be a sliding fit in the recess a part-spherical inner surface and a diametrically oriented slot. A stem is secured to the mounting platform so as to project from the center of the recess and has a T-shaped crosshead dimensioned to pass through the slot when aligned therewith and to engage with the part-spherical inner surface of the hollow projection when aligned transversely to the slot. A lever on the mounting platform engages with a slot in the mirror carrier to prevent relative angular movement between the mirror carrier and the mounting platform about said stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Schefenacker Vision Systems Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Garry Gordon Leslie Fimeri