Method for assembling camera for vehicle vision system

  • US 10,300,866 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2018
  • Issued: 05/28/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for assembling a camera suitable for use for a vision system of a vehicle, the camera, when mounted at the vehicle, having a field of view exterior the vehicle, said method comprising:

  • providing a camera housing portion having a first portion extending outwardly from a base portion;

    disposing a lens system at the first portion of the camera housing portion;

    providing a first circuit board having circuitry;

    providing a second circuit board having circuitry, wherein the circuitry of the second circuit board comprises an imaging sensor;

    establishing board-to-board electrical connection between the second circuit board and the first circuit board, and wherein circuitry of the first circuit board is associated with the imaging sensor disposed at the second circuit board;

    disposing the first and second circuit boards at the camera housing portion such that the first and second circuit boards overlap one another;

    providing a connector portion comprising a multi-pin connector, the multi-pin connector comprising a plurality of pins, each of which comprises a first terminal portion and a second terminal portion;

    joining the camera housing portion and the connector portion to encase the first and second circuit boards;

    wherein joining the camera housing portion and the connector portion comprises electrically connecting the second terminal portions of the multi-pin connector of the connector portion with circuitry disposed at the first circuit board;

    wherein the first terminal portion of each pin of the plurality of pins extends straight outwardly from the connector portion and is in-line with the respective second terminal portion; and

    wherein the first terminal portions of the plurality of pins of the multi-pin connector are configured to electrically connect with a connector of a vehicle equipped with the camera when the camera is mounted at the equipped vehicle.

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