Patents by Inventor Jeremy A. Fogg

Jeremy A. Fogg 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: 10308256
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving vehicular safety are disclosed. According to embodiments, an electronic device may collect or accumulate various sensor data associated with operation of a vehicle by an individual, including image data, telematics data, and/or data indicative of a condition of the individual. The electronic device may analyze the sensor data to determine whether the individual is distracted and whether the vehicle is approaching a location that may be prone to incidents. The electronic device may accordingly generate and present a notification to the individual to mitigate any posed risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, John A. Nepomuceno, Kenneth J. Sanchez, Jeremy Fogg, Mohamed A. Wazeer, Sanjay Jayaswal, Lynn Splittstoesser
  • Patent number: 9676334
    Abstract: A rearview assembly having a mounting structure configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle. A housing is operably connected with the mounting structure and a rearward viewing device is supported by one of the housing and the mounting structure. The rearward viewing device provides a rearward view to a vehicle driver and includes a front substrate and a rear substrate. The entire front surface of the front substrate is exposed and the entire rear substrate is positioned behind the front substrate. A concealing layer is disposed about a periphery of the rearward viewing device between the front substrate and the rear substrate. A partially optically transparent bezel is disposed adjacent to both the rearward viewing device and the housing, the optically transparent bezel having an edge radius greater than 2.5 mm and the optically transparent bezel being substantially flush with the front surface of the front substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Cammenga, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Mark R. Roth, William L. Tonar, Jeremy A. Fogg, Michael F. Lisowski, Peter N. Rizk
  • Patent number: 9573525
    Abstract: A mirror mounting assembly for a rearview mirror, including a housing connector having a first pivot member operably connected with an extension tube. A mount includes a windshield bracket and a sensor assembly. The windshield bracket is proximate to the sensor assembly and supports the sensor assembly against the vehicle windshield. A second pivot member includes a first end operably connected with the extension tube and a second end operably connected with the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Nigel T. Lock, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Publication number: 20160195406
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a method for providing driving route information may include: providing a route information application to a driver for installation on a mobile device; and collecting driver data at a remote server. The driver data may be transmitted by the mobile device through the route information application to the server. The server may comprise a processor and a memory that stores the driver data. The server may receive driving data associated with a plurality of drivers and routes. The driving data may include context dependent route information. The server may compile the received driving data with context dependent route information. In response to a request from the route information application, the server may analyze the compiled driving data to determine a preferred route for the driver based on safety criteria. The server may transmit the preferred route to the route information application for display to the driver using the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Melissa Miles, John Nepomuceno, Brian Fields, Jenna Durako, Jeremy Fogg
  • Publication number: 20160198306
    Abstract: A method for providing vehicle or equipment suggestions may include providing a driving performance application for installation on a mobile device and collecting driver data at a remote server. The driver data may be transmitted through the driving performance application. The server may include a processor and a memory that stores the driver data. The server may receive driving data associated with a plurality of drivers and routes, including context dependent route information. The server may compile the data with the information. The server may analyze the data to determine a suggestion for a vehicle or piece of vehicle equipment for the driver based on safety criteria. The server may generate a notice that the suggestion is available. The server may transmit the notice based upon a transmission schedule. The transmitted notice may activate the driving performance application to make the suggestion available to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Melissa Miles, John Nepomuceno, Brian Fields, Jenna Durako, Jeremy Fogg
  • Publication number: 20160196613
    Abstract: A method may include providing a driver qualification application for installation on a mobile device; collecting driver data at an insurance company server; and transmitting the data through the driver qualification application to the server. The server may include a processor and a memory that stores the driver data. The server may select components of a driver qualification training plan to qualify the driver for one or more insurance ratings, based at least in part on the driver data. The server may generate a customized driver qualification training plan for the driver based on the selected components and store the training plan. The server may transmit the training plan using the driver qualification application. The server may receive notices from the driver qualification application indicating one or more components has been attempted and/or completed. When all components are complete, the server may generate an alert over a wireless communication channel to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Melissa Miles, John Nepomuceno, Brian Fields, Jenna Durako, Jeremy Fogg
  • Patent number: 8912476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to various improvements relating to automatic vehicle equipment control systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Fogg, Gregory M. Ejsmont, Darin D. Tuttle, Joseph S. Stam
  • Publication number: 20140307344
    Abstract: A rearview assembly having a mounting structure configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle. A housing is operably connected with the mounting structure and a rearward viewing device is supported by one of the housing and the mounting structure. The rearward viewing device provides a rearward view to a vehicle driver and includes a front substrate and a rear substrate. The entire front surface of the front substrate is exposed and the entire rear substrate is positioned behind the front substrate. A concealing layer is disposed about a periphery of the rearward viewing device between the front substrate and the rear substrate. A partially optically transparent bezel is disposed adjacent to both the rearward viewing device and the housing, the optically transparent bezel having an edge radius greater than 2.5 mm and the optically transparent bezel being substantially flush with the front surface of the front substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: David J. Cammenga, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Mark R. Roth, William L. Tonar, Jeremy A. Fogg, Michael F. Lisowski, Peter N. Rizk
  • Patent number: 8836532
    Abstract: A notification appliance configured to emit a notification output based upon at least one detected environmental condition is provided that includes a sensor configured to detect the at least one environmental condition, at least one light emitting diode (LED) light source configured to emit light having an intensity during a pulse time period, and a controller in communicative connection with the sensor and the LED light source, wherein the controller is configured to control the LED light source so that the pulse time period is approximately less than or equal to two hundred milliseconds (200 ms), while substantially maintaining an effective intensity and enhancing a perceived brightness of the emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, Jr., Greg R. Pattok, Scott R. Edwards, Jeremy A. Fogg, Darin D. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8827517
    Abstract: A rearview assembly having a mounting structure configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle. A housing is operably connected with the mounting structure and a rearward viewing device is supported by one of the housing and the mounting structure. The rearward viewing device provides a rearward view to a vehicle driver and includes a front substrate and a rear substrate. The entire front surface of the front substrate is exposed and the entire rear substrate is positioned behind the front substrate. A concealing layer is disposed about a periphery of the rearward viewing device between the front substrate and the rear substrate. A partially optically transparent bezel is disposed adjacent to both the rearward viewing device and the housing, the optically transparent bezel having an edge radius greater than 2.5 mm and the optically transparent bezel being substantially flush with the front surface of the front substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Cammenga, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Mark R. Roth, William L. Tonar, Jeremy A. Fogg, Michael F. Lisowski, Peter N. Rizk
  • Publication number: 20140055617
    Abstract: A mirror mounting assembly for a rearview mirror, including a housing connector having a first pivot member operably connected with an extension tube. A mount includes a windshield bracket and a sensor assembly. The windshield bracket is proximate to the sensor assembly and supports the sensor assembly against the vehicle windshield. A second pivot member includes a first end operably connected with the extension tube and a second end operably connected with the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, JR., Nigel T. Lock, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Publication number: 20130235600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to various improvements relating to automatic vehicle equipment control systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Fogg, Gregory M. Ejsmont, Darin D. Tuttle, Joseph S. Stam
  • Publication number: 20120268961
    Abstract: A rearview assembly having a mounting structure configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle. A housing is operably connected with the mounting structure and a rearward viewing device is supported by one of the housing and the mounting structure. The rearward viewing device provides a rearward view to a vehicle driver and includes a front substrate and a rear substrate. The entire front surface of the front substrate is exposed and the entire rear substrate is positioned behind the front substrate. A concealing layer is disposed about a periphery of the rearward viewing device between the front substrate and the rear substrate. A partially optically transparent bezel is disposed adjacent to both the rearward viewing device and the housing, the optically transparent bezel having an edge radius greater than 2.5 mm and the optically transparent bezel being substantially flush with the front surface of the front substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: David J. Cammenga, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Mark R. Roth, William L. Tonar, Jeremy A. Fogg, Michael F. Lisowski, Peter N. Rizk
  • Patent number: 8237909
    Abstract: A vehicular rearview mirror assembly (600) includes an electrochromic (EC) glass element (303) and a printed circuit board (603) for mounting electrical components. A liquid crystal display (LCD) (615) is mounted to the printed circuit board (603), while a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) (608) are also mounted to the same printed circuit board below the LCD (603) for providing backlighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: John B. Ostreko, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Andrew J. LeVesque, William R. Spence, Peter Wm. VanderWel, John B. Wallace, Frederick T. Bauer, Mark W. Newton, Ethan J. Lee, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Publication number: 20110012746
    Abstract: A notification appliance configured to emit a notification output based upon at least one detected environmental condition is provided that includes a sensor configured to detect the at least one environmental condition, at least one light emitting diode (LED) light source configured to emit light having an intensity during a pulse time period, and a controller in communicative connection with the sensor and the LED light source, wherein the controller is configured to control the LED light source so that the pulse time period is approximately less than or equal to two hundred milliseconds (200 ms), while substantially maintaining an effective intensity and enhancing a perceived brightness of the emitted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, JR., Greg R. Pattok, Scott R. Edwards, Jeremy A. Fogg, Darin D. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20100201896
    Abstract: A vehicular rearview mirror assembly (600) includes an electrochromic (EC) glass element (303) and a printed circuit board (603) for mounting electrical components. A liquid crystal display (LCD) (615) is mounted to the printed circuit board (603), while a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) (608) are also mounted to the same printed circuit board below the LCD (603) for providing backlighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: John B. Ostreko, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Andrew J. LeVesque, William R. Spence, Peter Wm. VanderWel, John B. Wallace, Frederick T. Bauer, Mark W. Newton, Ethan J. Lee, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Patent number: 7612929
    Abstract: A mirror includes an electro-optic mirror subassembly, and a thin-profiled bezel attached around a perimeter of the electrochromic mirror subassembly. The electro-optic mirror subassembly is supported on a carrier by an adheringly bonded heater and foam tape in a laminar arrangement. The bezel may be bonded to an edge of the front surface of the front element of the electro-optic mirror subassembly, and/or may be bonded and/or interlockingly mechanically attached to an edge of the carrier. Alternatively, the bezel can be a strip of paint or thin coating material. The bezel can be molded in place, or can be pre-molded and elastically stretched to permit assembly. In one form, the bezel includes a laterally-extending fin that prevents seeing past the bezel into the inside of a mirror housing. In at least one embodiment, the assembly has no bezel or only a bezel on one edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, Frederick T. Bauer, John W. Arnold, David J. Cammenga, John W. Carter, Bradley L. Busscher, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Patent number: 7488083
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved vehicular rearview assemblies and components for incorporation into rearview assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Steven G. Hoek, Kenton J. Ypma, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Patent number: 7488099
    Abstract: A rearview mirror for a vehicle. The rearview mirror comprises a mirror housing having a bottom opening. A reflective element is located within the mirror housing, with the reflective element being configured to reflect an image having a reflecting component in a first direction out of the mirror housing. A light source is also located within the mirror housing. The light source emits light along a beam axis, with the beam axis having a directional component in a second direction. A deviator is configured to redirect the light emitted from the light source through the bottom opening of the housing. The first direction and the second direction are parallel and opposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Fogg, Steven G. Hoek
  • Patent number: 7452113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in controlling the direction of light rays and apparatus incorporating the improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Newton, John K. Roberts, Timothy A. Bonardi, Jeremy A. Fogg, Timothy J. Thomas, Darin D. Tuttle, Jeremy A. Walser