Patents by Inventor Kenton J. Ypma

Kenton J. Ypma 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).

  • Publication number: 20180245973
    Abstract: A sensor cover for a rearview assembly includes a body configured for secure engagement with the rearview assembly. At least one engagement feature extends rearward and is configured for removably coupling the body with a first housing having a first predefined configuration and a second housing having a second predefined configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cercone, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Kenton J. Ypma, Kyle G. Jones
  • Patent number: 9346402
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same, including processes for making such elements and assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Publication number: 20160104374
    Abstract: A transmitter for mounting to a vehicle and for sending a transmission to a remote system is shown and described. The transmitter includes a processing circuit, a transmitter, and a battery powering the processing circuit and the transmitter. The processing circuit is configured to restrict transmission to the remote system unless a security module checks one or more parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenton J. YPMA, Nolan R. FABER
  • Publication number: 20150239399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same, including processes for making such elements and assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Patent number: 9041998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Patent number: 8960629
    Abstract: A rearview device mounting assembly includes a bracket having a windshield engagement surface. The bracket further includes a neck with a ball. The ball has at least one of either a knurled patch or a striation and the ball is configured to engage a socket in the rearview device. The socket of the rearview device includes fingerlike projections and a ball engaging surface. The ball engaging surface has raised features to frictionally engage the ball and minimize or eliminate droop of the rearview device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Peter N. Rizk, Kenton J. Ypma, Kenneth R. Filipiak
  • Publication number: 20140139901
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Publication number: 20140097320
    Abstract: A rearview device mounting assembly includes a bracket having a windshield engagement surface. The bracket further includes a neck with a ball. The ball has at least one of either a knurled patch or a striation and the ball is configured to engage a socket in the rearview device. The socket of the rearview device includes fingerlike projections and a ball engaging surface. The ball engaging surface has raised features to frictionally engage the ball and minimize or eliminate droop of the rearview device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter N. Rizk, Kenton J. Ypma, Kenneth R. Filipiak
  • Patent number: 8638488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L Tonar, David J Cammenga, John S Anderson, David L Poll, George A Neuman, Joel A Stray, Bradley L Busscher, Kenton J Ypma
  • Patent number: 8614845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L Tonar, David J Cammenga, John S Anderson, David L Poll, George A Neuman, Joel A Stray, Bradley L Busscher, Kenton J Ypma
  • Patent number: 8614847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L Tonar, David J Cammenga, John S Anderson, David L Poll, George A Neuman, Joel A Stray, Bradley L Busscher, Kenton J Ypma
  • Patent number: 8614846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L Tonar, David J Cammenga, John S Anderson, David L Poll, George A Neuman, Joel A Stray, Bradley L Busscher, Kenton J Ypma
  • Patent number: 8559092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same. Area of the effective field of view of the electro-optic mirror element substantially equals to that defined by the outermost perimeter of the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Bugno, William L. Tonar, George A. Neuman, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Publication number: 20120236387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same. Area of the effective field of view of the electro-optic mirror element substantially equals to that defined by the outermost perimeter of the element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark D. Bugno, William L. Tonar, George A. Neuman, Danny L. Minikey, JR., John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Publication number: 20120092745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Publication number: 20120092744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: WILLIAM L. TONAR, DAVID J. CAMMENGA, JOHN S. ANDERSON, DAVID L. POLL, GEORGE A. NEUMAN, JOEL A. STRAY, BRADLEY L. BUSSCHER, KENTON J. YPMA
  • Publication number: 20120086997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Publication number: 20110317242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Patent number: 8004741
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma
  • Publication number: 20100246017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same. Area of the effective field of view of the electro-optic mirror element substantially equals to that defined by the outermost perimeter of the element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, David J. Cammenga, John S. Anderson, David L. Poll, George A. Neuman, Joel A. Stray, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma