08044776 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 1349 patents.

A rear vision system includes a video camera for capturing video images and a video display disposed in the cabin of the vehicle for displaying the video images captured by the camera. The camera has a field of view that at least encompasses a vehicle hitch connector of the vehicle. The display displays the video images for viewing by a driver of the vehicle to assist the driver in connecting the vehicle hitch connector of the vehicle to a tow hitch connector of a trailer. The camera may have an adjustable zoom, an adjustable iris and/or an adjustable field of view. A graphic overlay may be superimposed on the displayed video images for viewing by a driver of the vehicle to guide the driver during a reversing maneuver and/or to assist the driver in connecting a tow hitch connector of a trailer to the vehicle hitch connector of the vehicle.

Title
Rear vision system for vehicle
Application Number
12/536930
Publication Number
8044776 (B2)
Application Date
August 6, 2009
Publication Date
October 25, 2011
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Robert L Bingle
Holland
MI, US
Frank O Brien
Holland
MI, US
Kenneth Schofield
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Gardner Linn Burkhart & Flory
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
H04N 7/18
B60Q 1/00
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