Patents by Inventor Peter Wm. VanderWel

Peter Wm. VanderWel 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: 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