06980092 is referenced by 299 patents and cites 111 patents.

A vehicle communication and control system is provided that may be more readily installed in a vehicle and that utilizes minimal additional wiring. According to some of the disclosed embodiments, the electrical components of the “brick” of a communication and control system are integrated into a rearview mirror assembly. Preferably, the microwave antenna for the GPS and the cellular telephone antenna are also integrated into the rearview mirror assembly. Various functions and features of the system are also disclosed.

Title
Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system
Application Number
9/827304
Publication Number
6980092 (B2)
Application Date
April 5, 2001
Publication Date
December 27, 2005
Inventor
Wayne J Rumsey
Holland
MI, US
John K Roberts
East Grand Rapids
MI, US
G Bruce Poe
Hamilton
MI, US
Alan R Watson
Buchanan
MI, US
Eric J Walstra
Grand Rapids
MI, US
Robert C Knapp
Coloma
MI, US
Robert R Turnbull
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
Assignee
Gentex Corporation
MI, US
IPC
H04M 001/00
B60R 025/10
B60Q 001/00
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