06806452 is referenced by 346 patents and cites 11 patents.

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.

Title
Interior rearview mirror system including a forward facing video device
Application Number
10/11517
Publication Number
6806452 (B2)
Application Date
November 5, 2001
Publication Date
October 19, 2004
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Mark L Larson
Grand Haven
MI, US
Kenneth Schofield
Holland
MI, US
Brent J Bos
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
US
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
H01L 27/00
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