Interior rearview mirror system including a forward facing video device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6806452
APP PUB NO 20020056805A1
SERIAL NO

10011517

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An interior rearview mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a interior rearview mirror assembly adapted for attachment to an interior portion of the vehicle. The interior rearview mirror assembly includes a housing and a reflective element included within the housing. The mirror system further includes a video device (which includes an imaging sensor) and a control. The imaging sensor is positioned at the interior rearview mirror assembly and has a field of view forward and through the windshield. The imaging sensor is operable to at least sense precipitation at an interior and/or exterior surface of the windshield. The control receives a signal from the imaging sensor and is operable to control at least one of a headlamp of the vehicle, a windshield wiper of the vehicle, a defogging system of the vehicle and a movable window of the vehicle in response to the signal.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DONNELLY CORPORATIONHOLLAND, MI413

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bos, Brent J Tucson, AZ 36 4953
Larson, Mark L Grand Haven, MI 82 11307
Lynam, Niall R Holland, MI 520 50500
Schofield, Kenneth Holland, MI 269 31703

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