08531279 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 437 patents.

An accessory mounting system for a vehicle includes a bracket attached at a windshield of the vehicle. The accessory mounting system includes control circuitry housed in a housing, and the control circuitry is associated with an electronic device housed in the housing. The electronic device is selected from the group consisting of a microphone, a camera, an antenna, a loudspeaker, a rain sensor and an automatic toll booth transducer. The control circuitry is in communication with a vehicle bus system of the equipped vehicle. The bracket may include first structure and the housing may include second structure. The first structure and the second structure may be configured to enable the housing (i) to be attached to the bracket with the bracket attached at the vehicle windshield and (ii) to be detached from the bracket with the bracket attached at the vehicle windshield.

Title
Accessory mounting system for a vehicle
Application Number
13/735343
Publication Number
8531279 (B2)
Application Date
January 7, 2013
Publication Date
September 10, 2013
Inventor
Phillip A March
Holland
MI, US
Ralph A Spooner
Holland
MI, US
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Jonathan E DeLine
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Gardner Linn Burkhart & Flory
Assignee
Magna Electronics
MI, US
IPC
H05K 7/00
H02B 1/00
B60Q 1/00
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