Patents by Inventor Troy Cooprider

Troy Cooprider 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: 20060139782
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly and a compass sensor having first and second magnetoresponsive sensing elements. A physical mount mounts the compass sensor at the rear of the reflective element whereby the compass sensor adjusts in tandem with adjustment of the reflective element by the driver of the vehicle. The physical mount is configured to at least partially offset the angle of the reflective element selected by the driver. A control receives a first signal indicative of a magnetic field sensed by the first magnetoresponsive sensing element and receives a second signal indicative of a magnetic field sensed by the second magnetoresponsive sensing element. The control determines a directional heading of the vehicle based on the first and second signals, and automatically compensates for a deviating magnetic field of the vehicle and generates a signal indicative of the directional heading of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Donnelly Corporation, a corporation of the state of Michigan
    Inventors: Andrew Weller, Rodney Blank, Kenneth Schierbeek, Kenneth Schofield, Niall Lynam, Troy Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20050187675
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system including an interior assembly, an in-vehicle communication control located in the vehicle and remote from the interior assembly, a human-machine interface located at the interior assembly, and a global positioning system control in the vehicle. The human-machine interface is connected to the in-vehicle communication control via a connective link to communicate at least one human-machine interface signal between the human-machine interface and the in-vehicle communication control. The global positioning system control communicates at least one GPS-derived signal to the interior assembly or the in-vehicle communication control via the connective link. The HMI signal and GPS-derived signal share the connective link and are communicated via a common connective link between the in-vehicle communication control and the interior assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Troy Cooprider