Patents by Inventor Thuan D. Vu

Thuan D. Vu 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: 4982992
    Abstract: A glare shield which can easily be clipped on the conventional sun visor used in a motor vehicle wherein the glare shield is mounted on a bracket in a manner which provides up and down pivotal movement, lateral sliding and rotation transversely relative the sun visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventors: Thuan D. Vu, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4946002
    Abstract: A hood bumper protector is provided and consists of a bumper member which can be raised to an operative position by a hydraulic mechanism activated by the brake pedal to protect the hood and windshield of the motor vehicle from damage caused by a collision into another object such as a trailer truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Inventors: Thuan D. Vu, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4916430
    Abstract: A backup sideview mirror light for a motor vehicle is provided and consists of a housing that has a rearwardly facing opening mounted to underside of a sideview mirror which is adapted for attachment to a door of the motor vehicle, with an auxiliary lamp mounted within the housing. A reflector mirror and a transparent lens each cover a portion of the opening. Reflected light beams from the auxiliary lamp cause the reflector mirror to serve as an auxiliary backup warning light while direct light beams from the auxiliary lamp coming through the transparent lens are directed rearwardly to illuminate rear fender of the motor vehicle to help driver to see at night when parking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventors: Thuan D. Vu, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4890907
    Abstract: An automatic sideview mirror light for a motor vehicle is provided and consists of a frame sideview mirror with a movable housing pivotly mounted to underside. An auxiliary back up light and a curbview mirror are both mounted rearwardly within said housing. When the housing goes into a downward open position the auxiliary back up light will go on to illuminate rear fender of the motor vehicle so that a driver can see at night when looking into the curbview mirror during parking of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Inventors: Thuan D. Vu, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4890007
    Abstract: A carpet mat switch system is provided in which a person when stepping on a mat structure will electrically activate a lamp, burglar alarm, program talking clock or any other appliance connected thereto. A manual override is also provided to either turn off an actuating unit in the mat structure or manually operate a switch therein without stepping on the mat structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventors: Thuan D. Vu, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4866862
    Abstract: An auxiliary road wiper plow for a motor vehicle is provided and consists of an arm member pivotally connected at one end to underside of an auxiliary frame member which is mounted to underside of frame of the motor vehicle forward of a wheel. A road engageable member is connected to other end of the arm member and positioned at a 45.degree. angle thereto. A road engageable member is connected to other end of the arm member at a 45.degree. angle thereto. A mechanism is also provided for lowering and raising the road engageable member so that it can be selectively engageable with road surface beneath the motor vehicle in front of the wheel for removing snow and water therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventors: Thuan D. Vu, George Spector
  • Patent number: 4855878
    Abstract: An auxiliary backup side fender light for a motor vehicle is provided and consists of a stationary housing mounted within side of a front fender of the motor vehicle. A movable housing that has a reflective chamber is spring biased to forward end of the stationary housing so as to extend therein while an auxiliary lamp is mounted into the reflective chamber. A mechanism is for pivoting the movable housing out from the stationary housing so that the auxiliary lamp can be activated to project light beams rearwardly to help a driver see at night when parking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Inventors: Thuan D. Vu, George Spector