Patents by Inventor James V. Mischel, Sr.

James V. Mischel, Sr. 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: 10968523
    Abstract: A method to partially decrease a reflectivity of a region on a mirror platform includes isolating the region on a surface of the mirror platform and removing a first material from the surface of the mirror platform within the region. The reflectivity of the mirror platform is decreased within the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10106896
    Abstract: A method to create a media display device viewing area in a mirror platform includes isolating the media display device viewing area from the rest of a glass layer of the mirror platform. The glass layer has a backing layer and an optional paint layer. A solvent is applied to remove optional protective paint, if present, from a backing layer within the media display device viewing area. The protective paint, if present, is scraped from the media display device viewing area. An etching solution is applied to the media display device viewing area to remove the backing layer. The media display device viewing area is rinsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9845537
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly includes a mirror platform. The mirror platform has a media display device viewing area and a reflective area. A reflectivity of the media display device viewing area is less than a reflectivity of the reflective area. The assembly includes a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket is coupled to the mirror platform. The mounting bracket is open on one side and the opening in the mounting bracket is configured to accept a media display device. A method to place a media display device within a mirror platform assembly includes inserting a media display device through an opening in a mounting bracket, wherein a mirror platform is attached to the mounting bracket and the mirror platform has a media display device viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20160327787
    Abstract: A vanishing system and methods include a first glass layer which has a front side, a back side, a viewing area, and a reflective area the viewing area is substantially transparent. The vanishing system includes a second glass layer. The second glass layer has a front side, a back side, and a partially reflective layer, the partially reflective layer is in contact with one of the front side of the second glass layer or the back side of the second glass layer. The second glass layer covers the viewing area on the back side of the first glass layer. A sensor has a length and a width. The sensor is located on the back side of the second glass layer. The first glass layer and the second glass layer are coupled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, SR., Michael Martin Uhl
  • Patent number: 9407261
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a medicine cabinet door. The medicine cabinet door has an outer glass layer, the outer glass layer has a front side and a back side, an information display is mounted on the back side of the outer glass layer, such that a user can view an image displayed on the information display while looking at the front side of the outer glass layer. A method includes placing an information display behind an outer glass layer of a medicine cabinet door and within a volume of the medicine cabinet door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9173509
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mirror. The mirror has a transmissivity, a reflectivity, a front side, and a back side. The apparatus further includes a substantially transparent layer, the substantially transparent layer is located on the back side; and a dark layer, the dark layer contains an aperture and is applied to the substantially transparent layer wherein a combination of the mirror, the substantially transparent layer, and the dark layer have a combined reflectivity and a combined color when viewed from the front side which causes a media display device to vanish when the media display device is off and is mounted over the aperture on the back side of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9175844
    Abstract: A mirror assembly includes a mirror and a hanger assembly secured to the mirror. The hanger assembly has a hanger fitting that defines a plurality of apertures, and a locking element that is slidably coupled to the hanger fitting to be movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The mirror assembly further includes a chassis having a plurality of support members sized and positioned to engage the plurality of apertures in the hanger fitting. When the locking element is in the locked position, the plurality of support members are prevented from disengaging the hanger fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr., Patrick D. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20150205110
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly, includes a mirror platform, a low profile media display device housing, and a mounting bracket. The low profile media display device housing contains a media display device and a media display device power adapter. The mirror platform is coupled to the mounting bracket and the low profile media display device housing is coupleable with the mounting bracket, such that the media display device is aligned with the media display device viewing area when the media display device housing is coupled to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR.
  • Publication number: 20150203970
    Abstract: A method to create a media display device viewing area in a mirror platform includes isolating the media display device viewing area from the rest of a glass layer of the mirror platform. The glass layer has a backing layer and an optional paint layer. A solvent is applied to remove optional protective paint, if present, from a backing layer within the media display device viewing area. The protective paint, if present, is scraped from the media display device viewing area. An etching solution is applied to the media display device viewing area to remove the backing layer. The media display device viewing area is rinsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR.
  • Publication number: 20150205109
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly includes a mirror platform. The mirror platform has a media display device viewing area and a reflective area. A reflectivity of the media display device viewing area is less than a reflectivity of the reflective area. The assembly includes a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket is coupled to the mirror platform. The mounting bracket is open on one side and the opening in the mounting bracket is configured to accept a media display device. A method to place a media display device within a mirror platform assembly includes inserting a media display device through an opening in a mounting bracket, wherein a mirror platform is attached to the mounting bracket and the mirror platform has a media display device viewing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR.
  • Patent number: 8910402
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first mirror platform; the first mirror platform has a first portion and a second portion. A media display device is disposed behind the first mirror platform, such that within the second portion information displayed on the media display device is visible when the media display device is on and is viewed from in front of the first mirror platform. A mounting platform is coupled to a back of the first mirror platform to form a door assembly and the mounting platform can also be a mirror platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr., Patrick Daniel Erickson
  • Patent number: 8880360
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly is provided. The combination mirror and media display device includes a mirror platform having a media display device viewing area and a media display device coupled to the mirror platform. The media display device is positioned to display images through the media display device viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8774422
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a support unit for a handheld media device. The support unit has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is coupleable to a substantially planar object. The substantially planar object is configured for mounting in a vertical position. The second surface is sized to support the handheld media device when the handheld media device is placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr., Joseph Bogdjalian, Maurice Wong
  • Publication number: 20120293723
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly is provided. The combination mirror and media display device includes a mirror platform having a media display device viewing area and a media display device coupled to the mirror platform. The media display device is positioned to display images through the media display device viewing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120081881
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a medicine cabinet door. The medicine cabinet door includes an outer glass layer; the outer glass layer has a front side and a back side and the medicine cabinet door includes an inner glass layer. The apparatus includes an electronic device; the electronic device is mounted on the back side of the outer glass layer. The medicine cabinet door is coupled to a frame; and at least one releasable coupler. The at least one releasable coupler couples the inner glass layer to the medicine cabinet door. A method for making a medicine cabinet door, includes attaching a mounting strip to the back side of an inner glass layer, the mounting strip has a raised edge. Attaching an electronic device to a back side of an outer glass layer, the outer glass layer has a reflective area. Fastening a frame to the back side of the outer glass layer, the frame has a slot; the slot is sized to receive the raised edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR., Michael Martin Uhl
  • Publication number: 20120081620
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a medicine cabinet door. The medicine cabinet door has an outer glass layer, the outer glass layer has a front side and a back side, an information display is mounted on the back side of the outer glass layer, such that a user can view an image displayed on the information display while looking at the front side of the outer glass layer. A method includes placing an information display behind an outer glass layer of a medicine cabinet door and within a volume of the medicine cabinet door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120033312
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mirror. The mirror has a transmissivity, a reflectivity, a front side, and a back side. The apparatus further includes a substantially transparent layer, the substantially transparent layer is located on the back side; and a dark layer, the dark layer contains an aperture and is applied to the substantially transparent layer wherein a combination of the mirror, the substantially transparent layer, and the dark layer have a combined reflectivity and a combined color when viewed from the front side which causes a media display device to vanish when the media display device is off and is mounted over the aperture on the back side of the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR.
  • Patent number: 8099247
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly is provided. The combination mirror and media display device includes a mirror platform having a media display device viewing area and a media display device coupled to the mirror platform. The media display device is positioned to display images through the media display device viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20100290640
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a support unit for a handheld media device. The support unit has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is coupleable to a substantially planar object. The substantially planar object is configured for mounting in a vertical position. The second surface is sized to support the handheld media device when the handheld media device is placed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, JR., James V. Mischel, SR., Joseph Bogdjalian, Maurice Wong
  • Patent number: 7805260
    Abstract: A mirror assembly mountable to a wall is provided. The mirror assembly includes a mirror platform having a front surface and a rear surface, and a chassis mountable to the mirror platform. At least one electrical component is disposed between the mirror platform and the chassis. An electrical passageway is formed within the chassis for allowing the electrical component to be placed into communication with a power source located remotely from the mirror assembly. A recess is also formed within the chassis for housing a connection between the power source and the electrical component such that the chassis can be mounted substantially flush against the wall when the electrical component is electrically connected to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.