06278377 is referenced by 353 patents and cites 12 patents.

An indicator for use with a microphone of a vehicular audio system, such as a cellular telephone, emergency communication device, or other audio device, provides a user of the audio system with a status signal relating to a reception quality of a vocal signal from the user. The microphone may be mounted within an accessory module, which may be mounted to an interior surface of a vehicle windshield. The accessory module houses a microphone and may be positioned adjacent to a headliner of the vehicle generally above an interior rearview mirror which is supported therebelow. The accessory module provides a fixed orientation of the microphone and is easily installed to the vehicle as it is manufactured or as an aftermarket device. The accessory module may further include a wire cover, which extends to a mounting for the mirror in order to substantially encase a mirror wire harness, thereby retaining the mirror harness and providing a finished appearance to the mirror and accessory module. The indicator may be mounted at the accessory module or elsewhere at the mirror assembly.

Title
Indicator for vehicle accessory
Application Number
9/396179
Publication Number
6278377 (B1)
Application Date
September 14, 1999
Publication Date
August 21, 2001
Inventor
Phillip A March
Holland
MI, US
Ralph A Spooner
Holland
MI, US
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Jonathan E DeLine
Holland
MI, US
Agent
VanDyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
US
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G08B 5/00
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