Patents by Inventor Jason D. Hallack

Jason D. Hallack 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: 11175233
    Abstract: A tactical chemical detector may include a light array comprising a plurality of light sources; a sensor optic comprising a plurality of optic elements, each optic element in optical communication with one of the plurality of light sources; a sensor array comprising a plurality of sensors arranged on a substrate, each sensor in optical communication with one of the plurality of light sources and wherein at least one vent opening extends through the substrate; a power source configured to selectively provide power the light array and the sensor array; and a housing having a first side and a second side and enclosing the light array, the sensor optic, the sensor array, and the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, Jeffrey K. Okamitsu, Ross A. Riches, Douglas W. Later, Benjamin R. Bunes
  • Patent number: 11130449
    Abstract: A modular imager assembly includes a housing configured for removable attachment to a vehicle windscreen and for removable attachment with a rearview assembly. An imager is disposed within the housing and is in optical communication with an aperture extending into the housing. A controller is disposed within the housing and is operably coupled with the imager and a vehicle headlamp. The controller is operable to control an operation state of the vehicle headlamp in response to image data received by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Christopher B. Case, Bradley R. Hamlin
  • Publication number: 20210282885
    Abstract: A method for controlling an illumination system includes detecting a first position of a marker in image data. In response to the first position, a first light target for the first light emission is identified. Controlling a light assembly to direct the first light emission to the first light target and maintaining the first light emission directed to the first light target. The method further includes detecting a second position of the marker in the image data. A second light target for the second light emission is identified in response to the second position. The light assembly is controlled to direct the second light emission to the second light target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: Gentex Corporation, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Mark A. VanVuuren, David J. Wright
  • Patent number: 11071497
    Abstract: A wearable medical device includes a frame and a lens coupled to the frame. The lens is configured to be positioned proximate eyes of a user. At least one lamp device is coupled to the frame. The at least one lamp device emits light forward from the frame. A controller activates and controls the at least one lamp device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Thomas S. Wright, Joshua D. Lintz, Kurtis L. Geerlings, Bradley R. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 11054113
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: GENTEX CORPORATION, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    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, Jordan D. Miller, Heidi Nelson
  • Patent number: 11039900
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: GENTEX CORPORATION, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    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: 20210168919
    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: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    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, Jordan Miller, Heidi Nelson
  • Publication number: 20210108783
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a light assembly. The light assembly may include a housing having a first zone and a second zone isolated from the first zone. The housing may be configured to fit generally flush with a ceiling. A movable light source may be positioned within the first zone and is configured to emit a first light. A stationary light source may be positioned within the second zone and is configured to emit a second light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, Todd W. Knallay, Danny L. Minikey, JR.
  • Patent number: 10950208
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a display apparatus for a vehicle for displaying images captured by at least one image sensor to a driver of the vehicle. The display apparatus includes a display projector configured to project images derived from the image data, a display screen for displaying images projected thereon by the display projector, and a reflector positioned to reflect the images from the display screen towards a viewing direction. According to one embodiment, the display apparatus further includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the display projector relative to the vehicle. According to another embodiment, the display apparatus further includes a frame assembly on which the display projector, the display screen, and the reflector are mounted, the frame assembly is mounted to the vehicle such that the frame assembly may be moved relative to the vehicle to adjust the positions of the display projector, the display screen, and the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew D. Weller, Eric S. Lundy, Richard T. Fish, Jr., Luke A. Bomers, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10940802
    Abstract: A display apparatus for a vehicle comprises a display module comprising a display forming a display surface forming a perimeter. A heat sink is in connection with the display module and disposed behind the display module relative to the display surface. A carrier bracket is disposed in connection with the heat sink. A plurality of display mounting brackets is in connection with the carrier bracket. The display mounting brackets are in connection with the carrier bracket outboard of a center line extending vertically along the carrier bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Jason D. Hallack
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200390392
    Abstract: A wearable medical device includes a frame and a lens coupled to the frame. The lens is configured to be positioned proximate eyes of a user. At least one lamp device is coupled to the frame. The at least one lamp device emits light forward from the frame. A controller activates and controls the at least one lamp device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Thomas S. Wright, Joshua D. Lintz, Kurtis L. Geerlings, Bradley R. Hamlin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10824860
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus for a vehicle comprises a display housing comprising a display device forming a display plane and a support housing in supportive connection with the display housing. The support housing is in connection with a connection surface of a portion of the vehicle and forms an interior cavity extending substantially perpendicular from the connection surface. A first PCB is disposed in the interior cavity, wherein the first PCB comprises a plurality of planar faces terminating at a plurality of edges. The planar faces extend substantially perpendicular to the connection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric S. Lundy, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10807535
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly having a mount operably coupled to a vehicle interior. The mount includes one of a ball and a socket extending forwardly therefrom. An engagement plate is pivotally coupled with the mount via the other of a ball and a socket extending rearwardly from the engagement plate. The engagement plate includes a first support member and a second support member pivotally coupled to the first support member. A carrier plate is operably coupled with the engagement plate. The carrier plate supports a rear housing on a rear portion thereof. A glass element is operably coupled with the carrier plate. A display module is configured to be turned to an on state and an off state. An actuator device is disposed on a bottom surface of the housing and is operably coupled with the glass element. The actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Richard T. Fish, Jr., Bradley R. Hamlin, Michael F. Lisowski, Jason D. Hallack
  • Publication number: 20200326286
    Abstract: A tactical chemical detector may include a light array comprising a plurality of light sources; a sensor optic comprising a plurality of optic elements, each optic element in optical communication with one of the plurality of light sources; a sensor array comprising a plurality of sensors arranged on a substrate, each sensor in optical communication with one of the plurality of light sources and wherein at least one vent opening extends through the substrate; a power source configured to selectively provide power the light array and the sensor array; and a housing having a first side and a second side and enclosing the light array, the sensor optic, the sensor array, and the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: GENTEX CORPORATION, VAPORSENS
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin, Jeffrey K. Okamitsu, Ross A. Riches, Douglas W. Later, Benjamin R. Bunes
  • Patent number: 10800335
    Abstract: An actuator assembly is configured to adjust a viewing axis of a vehicle mirror. The assembly comprises a toggle switch and a pivot plate. The pivot plate comprises a pivoting member and a slider component configured to receive the pivoting member. The pivot plate is rotationally coupled to the toggle switch proximate a first axis. The assembly further comprises a support bracket rotationally coupled to the pivot plate via the pivoting member along a second axis. The support bracket is further rotationally coupled to the toggle switch along the first axis. The support bracket is configured to support the vehicle mirror such that a rotation of the toggle switch is configured to move the pivot plate relative to the support bracket to adjust a viewing angle of the vehicle mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Ulrich A. Kuester
  • 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
  • Patent number: D925801
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: GENTEX CORPORATION, MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Bradley R. Hamlin