Patents by Inventor John B. Ostreko

John B. Ostreko 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: 8339526
    Abstract: An inventive rearview assembly for a vehicle may comprise a mirror element and a display including a light management subassembly. The subassembly may comprise an LCD placed behind a transflective layer of the mirror element. Despite a low transmittance through the transflective layer, the inventive display is capable of generating a viewable display image having an intensity of at least 250 cd/m2 and up to 3500 cd/m2. The display includes a novel backlighting subassembly and novel optical components including a magnifying system, a depolarizer, a reflector, and a reflective polarizer. The display may be configured to display an image having edges contoured to correspond to the edges of the mirror element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Mark W. Newton, Ethan J. Lee, William L. Tonar, Darin D. Tuttle, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, John B. Ostreko, Christian M. Kemperman, David A. Blaker
  • 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: 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: 7746535
    Abstract: A rearview mirror assembly comprising a rear housing section with wiring connected to a first electrical connection device and a circuit board with a second electrical connection device, with first electrical connection device and the second electrical connection device being configured to automatically mate when the circuit board and the rear housing section are moved relatively towards each other. The rearview mirror assembly can also include a circuit board with a third electrical connection device and a reflective element with a fourth electrical connection device, with third electrical connection device and the fourth electrical connection device being configured to automatically mate when the circuit board and the reflective element are moved relatively towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Julie A. Kelley, Andrew J. LeVesque, Kenton J. Ypma, Kristi L. Hooper, William R. Spence, John B. Ostreko, Peter Wm. VanderWel
  • Publication number: 20080310006
    Abstract: A rearview mirror assembly comprising a rear housing section with wiring connected to a first electrical connection device and a circuit board with a second electrical connection device, with first electrical connection device and the second electrical connection device being configured to automatically mate when the circuit board and the rear housing section are moved relatively towards each other. The rearview mirror assembly can also include a circuit board with a third electrical connection device and a reflective element with a fourth electrical connection device, with third electrical connection device and the fourth electrical connection device being configured to automatically mate when the circuit board and the reflective element are moved relatively towards each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Julie A. Kelley, Andrew J. LeVesque, Kenton J. Ypma, Kristi L. Hooper, William R. Spence, John B. Ostreko, Peter Wm. VanderWel
  • Patent number: 7008069
    Abstract: A mirror mount includes a mirror-head-attached first mount component, a window-attached second mount component, and a tubular connector. The first component includes a base defining an attachment plane, an angled stem, and a first ball section with a clearance area around the stem. A bore extends into the stem for receiving an attachment screw. A clearance area is formed around the stem near the ball section and extends at an acute angle to the attachment plane, thus providing increased angular adjustability of the mirror head in at least an upward direction. The second component includes a ball section and angled extended stem, and is connected to the first component by the tubular connector. The first and second ball sections define a distance less than a distance from a flat side of the second component to the second ball section, thus providing improved rigidity against vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: John B. Ostreko, Joshua C. Owen
  • Publication number: 20040264016
    Abstract: A mirror mount includes a mirror-head-attached first mount component, a window-attached second mount component, and a tubular connector. The first component includes a base defining an attachment plane, an angled stem, and a first ball section with a clearance area around the stem. A bore extends into the stem for receiving an attachment screw. A clearance area is formed around the stem near the ball section and extends at an acute angle to the attachment plane, thus providing increased angular adjustability of the mirror head in at least an upward direction. The second component includes a ball section and angled extended stem, and is connected to the first component by the tubular connector. The first and second ball sections define a distance less than a distance from a flat side of the second component to the second ball section, thus providing improved rigidity against vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: John B. Ostreko, Joshua C. Owen
  • Patent number: D795751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Roth, John B. Ostreko, Nathan T. Overmyer
  • Patent number: D812125
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B. Ostreko, Christopher B. Case, James E. Marsh, Mark R. Roth, David M. Falb, Nathan T. Overmyer, Douglas J. Newhouse
  • Patent number: D817382
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Roth, John B. Ostreko
  • Patent number: D819542
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Nigel T. Lock, John B. Ostreko
  • Patent number: D823204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Nigel T. Lock, John B. Ostreko
  • Patent number: D830260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Nigel T. Lock, John B. Ostreko
  • Patent number: D837112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Nigel T. Lock, John B. Ostreko
  • Patent number: D854473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Nigel T. Lock, John B. Ostreko
  • Patent number: D854600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Nigel T. Lock, John B. Ostreko