Patents by Inventor Jeremy A. Schut

Jeremy A. Schut 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
  • Publication number: 20200353868
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus for a vehicle comprises a display device comprising a display screen configured to present display data and a scanning device configured to capture image data in a field of view. The field of view comprises a viewing region of the display device. The apparatus further comprises a controller configured to control the scanning device to capture the image data comprising a biometric data of a user and compare the biometric data of a user to an authentication template of the user. The controller is configured to validate a first authentication in response to the comparison indicating the biometric data of the user satisfies the authentication template. The controller is further configured to process a second authentication based on the image data. The second authentication comprises identifying a gaze direction of at least one eye of the user relative to a portion of the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Schut
  • 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: 10737725
    Abstract: A system is provided for assisting a driver of a vehicle with parallel parking of the vehicle. The system includes at least one imager positioned to capture images of a scene to at least a side of the vehicle and to output image data, and an image processor for processing the image data received from the at least one imager to create an orthographic projection from the image data, where the orthographic projection shows side views of parking spaces and a graphic representation of the vehicle to be parked shown in relative locations to the parking spaces to enable the driver to determine the relative size of the parking spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Schut
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 20190092392
    Abstract: A system is provided for assisting a driver of a vehicle with parallel parking of the vehicle. The system includes at least one imager positioned to capture images of a scene to at least a side of the vehicle and to output image data, and an image processor for processing the image data received from the at least one imager to create an orthographic projection from the image data, where the orthographic projection shows side views of parking spaces and a graphic representation of the vehicle to be parked shown in relative locations to the parking spaces to enable the driver to determine the relative size of the parking spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Schut
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160132745
    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: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: David M. Falb, David J. Wright, Oliver M. Jeromin, Jeremy A. Schut, Sergio E. Murillo Amaya
  • Patent number: 8983135
    Abstract: A system for controlling equipment of a vehicle is provided. The system is configured to image a scene external and forward of the controlled vehicle and to generate image data corresponding to acquired images including a controller for receiving and analyzing the image data and for generating a control signal in response to analysis of the image data and in response to a selected mode of operation. The controller analyzes the data in order to detect at least one characteristic in the image data and selects a mode of operation from at least one of the following modes of operation: the controller selects a dark village mode if at least one characteristic reaches a first threshold, a bright village mode if at least one characteristic reaches a second threshold, and a non-village mode if the controller is not operating in either the dark village mode or the bright village mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Liken, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut, Phillip R. Pierce
  • Publication number: 20150061493
    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: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver M. Jeromin, David M. Falb, Jeremy A. Schut
  • Patent number: 8964024
    Abstract: An exterior light control system is provided for controlling exterior lights of a vehicle. The system includes an imaging system configured to image a forward external scene and to generate image data corresponding to the acquired images; and a controller configured to receive and analyze the image data and for generating an exterior light control signal that is used to control the exterior lights in response to analysis of the image data. The controller is further configured to analyze the image data to detect a semi-truck. When a semi-truck is detected, the controller generates an exterior light control signal that indicates the detection of a semi-truck or simply the presence of an oncoming vehicle. The controller may detect groups of lights belonging to a semi-truck other than headlamps, e.g., cab lights, so that a semi-truck may be detected even when the headlamps of the semi-truck are not detected due to being blocked by a roadside barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Schut, David M. Falb
  • Publication number: 20140036080
    Abstract: An exterior light control system is provided for controlling exterior lights of a vehicle. The system includes an imaging system configured to image a forward external scene and to generate image data corresponding to the acquired images; and a controller configured to receive and analyze the image data and for generating an exterior light control signal that is used to control the exterior lights in response to analysis of the image data. The controller is further configured to analyze the image data to detect a semi-truck. When a semi-truck is detected, the controller generates an exterior light control signal that indicates the detection of a semi-truck or simply the presence of an oncoming vehicle. The controller may detect groups of lights belonging to a semi-truck other than headlamps, e.g., cab lights, so that a semi-truck may be detected even when the headlamps of the semi-truck are not detected due to being blocked by a roadside barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Schut, David M. Falb