08004392 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 35 patents.

A voice acquisition system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly. The mirror assembly may include a microphone for receiving audio signals within a cabin of the vehicle and generating an output indicative of these audio signals. The microphone may provide sound capture for a hands free cell phone system, an audio recording system and/or an emergency communication system. The system may include a control that is responsive to the output from the microphone and that distinguishes vocal signals from non-vocal signals present in the output. The microphone may provide sound capture for at least one accessory of the equipped vehicle, and the accessory may be responsive to a vocal signal captured by the microphone. The interior rearview mirror assembly may include at least one accessory, such as an antenna, a video device, a security system status indicator, a tire pressure indicator display and/or a loudspeaker.

Title
Voice acquisition system for a vehicle
Application Number
12/339746
Publication Number
8004392 (B2)
Application Date
December 19, 2008
Publication Date
August 23, 2011
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
Gardner Linn Burkhart & Flory
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G08B 5/00
H04B 1/00
B60Q 1/00
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