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Brent J Bos, Kenneth Schofield: Vehicle imaging system with stereo imaging. Donnelly Corporation, VanDyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, May 28, 2002: US06396397 (605 worldwide citation)

A vehicular stereoscopic imaging system provides a calculation of a distance between one or more sensors on a vehicle and a light source or object in a target scene remote from the vehicle. The imaging system may be useful in a headlamp dimmer control system, such that the headlamps, are modulated b ...


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Brent J Bos, Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Niall R Lynam: Rain sensor. Donnelly Corporation, VanDyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, November 6, 2001: US06313454 (466 worldwide citation)

A vehicular rain sensor system for detecting precipitation on an exterior surface of a window including a illumination sensor that is decoupled from the window. The illumination sensor is preferably an imaging array sensor which communicates a signal to a control which further determines whether rai ...


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Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Brent J Bos, Niall R Lynam: Rain sensor with fog discrimination. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, March 5, 2002: US06353392 (462 worldwide citation)

A vehicular rain sensor system for detecting precipitation on an exterior surface of a window includes an illumination sensor that is decoupled from the window. The illumination sensor is preferably an imaging array sensor which communicates a signal to a control which further determines whether rai ...


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Brent J Bos: Vehicular vision system with a wide angle lens including a diffractive element. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, March 13, 2001: US06201642 (460 worldwide citation)

A wide angle imaging system for providing a wide angle field of view area exteriorly of a vehicle comprises an outer negative or wide angle group of lenses for receiving the wide angle field of view and directing a virtual image toward a positive, converging or focusing group of optics, which furthe ...


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Brent J Bos, Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson: Wide angle image capture system for vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, April 6, 2004: US06717610 (435 worldwide citation)

A wide-angle image capture system for providing a wide-angle field of view of an area immediately exteriorly of a vehicle. The system includes a convex aspheric, asymmetric reflective surface which reflects an image toward an image capture device, via a substantially flat mirrored surface, both of w ...


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Roger L Veldman, Brent J Bos: Modular rearview mirror assembly and method for making same. Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, September 23, 1997: US05669698 (379 worldwide citation)

A modular rearview mirror assembly for vehicles incorporates one or more integrated subassembly modules or carrier members to which are connected separate electrical components such as lamps, reflectors, switches, plug receptacles and the like to simplify mirror assembly and provide integral support ...


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Brent J Bos: Plastic lens system for vehicle imaging system. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, June 29, 2004: US06757109 (378 worldwide citation)

An optical or lens system for use with an imaging system of a vehicle includes a plurality of optical elements. The optical elements include less than five optical elements and, preferably, include four optical elements. Each of the optical elements is formed of a plastic material. At least two of t ...


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Brent J Bos, Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Niall R Lynam: Interior rearview mirror system including a forward facing video device. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, October 19, 2004: US06806452 (346 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Brent J Bos, Stephen J Forbes, Roger L Veldman: Vehicle instrumentation/console lighting. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, September 30, 1997: US05671996 (288 worldwide citation)

Interior vehicle instrumentation and/or console lighting is provided by an interior rearview mirror assembly or interior lamp assembly incorporating a non-incandescent, directed, low level, low power, non-glare producing light emitting source. The source illuminates portions of the vehicle interior ...


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Brent J Bos, Stephen J Forbes, Roger L Veldman: Interior mirror assembly for a vehicle incorporating a solid-state light source. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn Burkhart, October 31, 2000: US06139172 (282 worldwide citation)

Interior vehicle intense local illumination of a target location of a vehicle interior is provided by an interior rearview mirror assembly incorporating a solid-state light source which emits light generally downwardly from the bottom of the assembly. Preferably, the solid-state light source consist ...