Patents by Inventor Richard T. Fish, Jr.

Richard T. Fish, Jr. 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: 10950208
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a display apparatus for a vehicle for displaying images captured by at least one image sensor to a driver of the vehicle. The display apparatus includes a display projector configured to project images derived from the image data, a display screen for displaying images projected thereon by the display projector, and a reflector positioned to reflect the images from the display screen towards a viewing direction. According to one embodiment, the display apparatus further includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the display projector relative to the vehicle. According to another embodiment, the display apparatus further includes a frame assembly on which the display projector, the display screen, and the reflector are mounted, the frame assembly is mounted to the vehicle such that the frame assembly may be moved relative to the vehicle to adjust the positions of the display projector, the display screen, and the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew D. Weller, Eric S. Lundy, Richard T. Fish, Jr., Luke A. Bomers, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10807535
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly having a mount operably coupled to a vehicle interior. The mount includes one of a ball and a socket extending forwardly therefrom. An engagement plate is pivotally coupled with the mount via the other of a ball and a socket extending rearwardly from the engagement plate. The engagement plate includes a first support member and a second support member pivotally coupled to the first support member. A carrier plate is operably coupled with the engagement plate. The carrier plate supports a rear housing on a rear portion thereof. A glass element is operably coupled with the carrier plate. A display module is configured to be turned to an on state and an off state. An actuator device is disposed on a bottom surface of the housing and is operably coupled with the glass element. The actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Richard T. Fish, Jr., Bradley R. Hamlin, Michael F. Lisowski, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10739591
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a front shield having a first side and a second side. A partially reflective, partially transmissive element is mounted on the first side. A rear shield is disposed behind the front shield. A display module is mounted between the front shield and the rear shield and includes in order from the front shield: a display; an optic block; a heat sink having an edge lit PCB mounted along a top edge thereof; and a PCB. The front shield is secured to at least one component of the display module with a first retaining feature and the rear shield is secured to at least one component of the display module with a second retaining feature. A housing at least partially surrounds the partially reflective, partially transmissive element, the front shield, carrier plate, display module, and rear shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ethan J. Lee, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Bradley R. Hamlin, Eric P. Kern, Richard T. Fish, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10723270
    Abstract: A rearview mirror for a vehicle includes a housing defining an interior cavity and an actuation mechanism coupled within the interior of the housing. The actuation mechanism includes an arcuate first track fixed with the housing. A mounting plate is rotatably coupled within the cavity of the housing at a first end thereof and defines a generally vertically arranged second track alignable with the first track. A toggle unit is coupled within the interior cavity of the housing and is rotatable about an axis between first and second positions. A first arm of the toggle unit extends from the toggle unit and defines an opening therein alignable with the first track and having two opposite, facing, cam surfaces extending away each other. The actuation mechanism further includes an actuation pin extending through the first track, the second track, and the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, Jr., Ulrich A. Kuester
  • Publication number: 20200027428
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a display apparatus for a vehicle for displaying images captured by at least one image sensor to a driver of the vehicle. The display apparatus includes a display projector configured to project images derived from the image data, a display screen for displaying images projected thereon by the display projector, and a reflector positioned to reflect the images from the display screen towards a viewing direction. According to one embodiment, the display apparatus further includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the display projector relative to the vehicle. According to another embodiment, the display apparatus further includes a frame assembly on which the display projector, the display screen, and the reflector are mounted, the frame assembly is mounted to the vehicle such that the frame assembly may be moved relative to the vehicle to adjust the positions of the display projector, the display screen, and the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew D. Weller, Eric S. Lundy, Richard T. Fish, JR., Luke A. Bomers, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10189408
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises a display device defining a display surface having a display perimeter elongated along a length. The display device is in communication with a primary PCB. The primary PCB comprises a first side and an opposing second side. The first side is directed toward the display device. The assembly also comprises a heat sink in connection with the second side of the primary PCB and extending substantially coextensive with the length display perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Michael F. Lisowski, Richard T. Fish, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190023185
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly having a mount operably coupled to a vehicle interior. The mount includes one of a ball and a socket extending forwardly therefrom. An engagement plate is pivotally coupled with the mount via the other of a ball and a socket extending rearwardly from the engagement plate. The engagement plate includes a first support member and a second support member pivotally coupled to the first support member. A carrier plate is operably coupled with the engagement plate. The carrier plate supports a rear housing on a rear portion thereof. A glass element is operably coupled with the carrier plate. A display module is configured to be turned to an on state and an off state. An actuator device is disposed on a bottom surface of the housing and is operably coupled with the glass element. The actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, JR., Richard T. Fish, JR., Bradley R. Hamlin, Michael F Lisowski, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10131279
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a housing and a glass element, and is configured to be turned to an on state and an off state. A peripheral support is disposed proximate a periphery of the glass element and configured to retain the glass element against the display module. The peripheral support includes a radio frequency shield integral therewith. An actuator device is disposed on a bottom surface of the housing and operably coupled with the glass element. The actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element in one direction, thereby moving the glass element to an off-axis position which approximately simultaneously changes the on/off state of the display module. The actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element in another direction, thereby moving the glass element to an on-axis position which approximately simultaneously changes the on/off state of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Richard T. Fish, Jr., Richard Allen Berry, Jason D. Hallack
  • Publication number: 20180329210
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a front shield having a first side and a second side. A partially reflective, partially transmissive element is mounted on the first side. A rear shield is disposed behind the front shield. A display module is mounted between the front shield and the rear shield and includes in order from the front shield: a display; an optic block; a heat sink having an edge lit PCB mounted along a top edge thereof; and a PCB. The front shield is secured to at least one component of the display module with a first retaining feature and the rear shield is secured to at least one component of the display module with a second retaining feature. A housing at least partially surrounds the partially reflective, partially transmissive element, the front shield, carrier plate, display module, and rear shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ethan J. Lee, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Bradley R. Hamlin, Eric P. Kern, Richard T. Fish, JR.
  • Patent number: 10112540
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly having a mount operably coupled to a vehicle interior. The mount includes one of a ball and a socket extending forwardly therefrom. An engagement plate is pivotally coupled with the mount via the other of a ball and a socket extending rearwardly from the engagement plate. The engagement plate includes a first support member and a second support member pivotally coupled to the first support member. A carrier plate is operably coupled with the engagement plate. The carrier plate supports a rear housing on a rear portion thereof. A glass element is operably coupled with the carrier plate. A display module is configured to be turned to an on state and an off state. An actuator device is disposed on a bottom surface of the housing and is operably coupled with the glass element. The actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Richard T. Fish, Jr., Bradley R. Hamlin, Michael F. Lisowski, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10018843
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a front shield having a first side and a second side. A partially reflective, partially transmissive element is mounted on the first side. A rear shield is disposed behind the front shield. A display module is mounted between the front shield and the rear shield and includes in order from the front shield: a display; an optic block; a heat sink having an edge lit PCB mounted along a top edge thereof; and a PCB. The front shield is secured to at least one component of the display module with a first retaining feature and the rear shield is secured to at least one component of the display module with a second retaining feature. A housing at least partially surrounds the partially reflective, partially transmissive element, the front shield, carrier plate, display module, and rear shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ethan J. Lee, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Bradley R. Hamlin, Eric P. Kern, Richard T. Fish, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180186293
    Abstract: A rearview mirror for a vehicle includes a housing defining an interior cavity and an actuation mechanism coupled within the interior of the housing. The actuation mechanism includes an arcuate first track fixed with the housing. A mounting plate is rotatably coupled within the cavity of the housing at a first end thereof and defines a generally vertically arranged second track alignable with the first track. A toggle unit is coupled within the interior cavity of the housing and is rotatable about an axis between first and second positions. A first arm of the toggle unit extends from the toggle unit and defines an opening therein alignable with the first track and having two opposite, facing, cam surfaces extending away each other. The actuation mechanism further includes an actuation pin extending through the first track, the second track, and the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, JR., Ulrich A. Kuester
  • Patent number: 9849836
    Abstract: A roof mounted module for a vehicle includes an imager housing in secure engagement with a roof of the vehicle. The imager housing defines a lateral aperture and a vertical aperture. An imager is disposed in the imager housing and is in communication with the lateral aperture. An antenna housing is removably coupled to the imager housing and is in communication with the vehicle via a data connection that extends through the vertical aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Richard T. Fish, Jr., Mark R. Roth
  • Patent number: 9838653
    Abstract: An imager module for a vehicle includes a support having a first side and a second side. A shroud is operably coupled with the first side. The support and the shroud define a cavity. A viewing aperture is disposed in one of the support and the shroud. An imager system is disposed in the cavity. An electrical connector is configured to provide communication with the imager system. The electrical connector is disposed outside the cavity in abutting contact with the second side of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, Jr., Peter N. Rizk, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Mark R. Roth, Frederick T. Bauer, Christian M. Kemperman, Danny L. Suman, Andrew J. LeVesque, David J. Cammenga, Michael F. Lisowski, Sandra Lynn Suman
  • Patent number: D853917
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hamlin, Richard T. Fish, Jr., Danny L. Minikey, Jr.
  • Patent number: D873746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Berry, Bradley R. Hamlin, Michael F. Lisowski, Richard T. Fish, Jr.
  • Patent number: D874367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Roth, Nigel T. Lock, Bradley R. Hamlin, Timothy T. Murphy, Richard T. Fish, Jr.
  • Patent number: D895496
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, Jr., Luke A. Bomers, Bradley R. Hamlin
  • Patent number: D899332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, Jr., Luke A. Bomers, Bradley R. Hamlin
  • Patent number: D909266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard T. Fish, Jr., Nigel T. Lock, Mark R. Roth