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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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Niall R Lynam: Rain sensor mount for use in a vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, June 26, 2001: US06250148 (425 worldwide citation)

A mount for mounting a rain sensor includes a housing having an access opening on first side and a port on second side for positioning adjacent an inner surface of the vehicle windshield. The second side is adapted for mounting to a vehicle windshield, for example by a layer of adhesive which is int ...


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Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Keith J Vadas: Vehicle rain sensor using imaging sensor. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, November 20, 2001: US06320176 (421 worldwide citation)

A vehicular rain sensor which senses precipitation at a vehicle window. The rain sensor comprises an imaging array sensor and a control. The imaging array sensor is directed at the vehicle window from inside the vehicle and comprises a camera device capable of imaging precipitation at a surface of t ...


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Patrick Heslin, Niall R Lynam: Vehicle interior mirror assembly adapted for containing a rain sensor. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, December 4, 2001: US06326613 (402 worldwide citation)

A vehicle interior rearview mirror assembly comprises a housing having a front end releasably attached to the interior surface of the vehicle windshield and a rear end having a ball and socket joint for a rearview mirror unit. An internal wall subdivides the interior of the housing into first and se ...


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Niall R Lynam: Rain sensor mount for use in a vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, January 29, 2002: US06341523 (387 worldwide citation)

A mount for mounting a rain sensor includes a housing having an access opening on first side and a port on second side for positioning adjacent an inner surface of the vehicle windshield. The second side is adapted for mounting to a vehicle windshield, for example by a layer of adhesive which is int ...


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Niall R Lynam: Rain sensor mount for use in a vehicle. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, February 11, 2003: US06516664 (300 worldwide citation)

A module assembly suitable for attachment to an inner surface of a vehicle windshield includes a housing and a rain sensor. The housing comprises a first side, which is configured to be generally adjacent the inner surface of the vehicle windshield when the module assembly is attached to the inner s ...


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Patrick Heslin, Niall R Lynam: Vehicle interior rearview mirror assembly including an accessory-containing housing. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, July 15, 2003: US06593565 (283 worldwide citation)

A vehicle interior rearview mirror assembly comprises a housing adapted for releasable mounting to a receiving structure on the interior surface of the windshield of a vehicle. A plurality of accessories preferably is included in the housing, with at least one of the plurality of accessories being a ...


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Rein S Teder: Compact moisture sensor with collimator lenses and prismatic coupler. Libbey Owens Ford Co, Marshall & Melhorn, August 26, 1997: US05661303 (265 worldwide citation)

A compact rain sensor for mounting on the inner surface of a windshield includes collimator lenses and a detachable prismatic coupler to facilitate the mounting of emitters and detectors on a circuit board which is positioned parallel to the inner surface of the windshield. A thin optical coupler is ...


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Jeff Tenenbaum, Peter A Hochstein: Rain sensor using statistical analysis. Valeo Electrical Systems, Howard & Howard, November 7, 2000: US06144022 (203 worldwide citation)

A method and an assembly for sensing moisture (20) on the exterior surface (22) of a sheet of glass (14) by positioning an imaging lens (16) adjacent to the interior surface (18) of the sheet of glass (14), passing light rays from moisture (20) on the exterior surface (22) of the sheet of glass (14) ...