Method of assembling camera for vehicular applications

  • US 10,523,853 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2018
  • Issued: 12/31/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for assembling a vehicular camera for a vehicular vision system, said method comprising:

  • providing a front housing member, the front housing member having a lens receiving portion and a circuit board attachment portion;

    disposing a lens assembly at the lens receiving portion, wherein the lens assembly comprises at least one lens;

    providing a circuit board having a first side and an opposing second side, wherein an imager is disposed on the first side of the circuit board and a circuit board connector is disposed on the second side of the circuit board;

    attaching the circuit board at the circuit board attachment portion of the front housing member;

    wherein, with the circuit board attached at the front housing member, the first side of the circuit board with the imager disposed thereon is closer to the lens assembly than the second side of the circuit board with the circuit board connector disposed thereon;

    providing a rear housing member;

    providing a conduit that comprises a plurality of electrically conductive elements terminating at (i) a first connecting end configured to electrically connect to the circuit board connector disposed on the second side of the circuit board and (ii) a second connecting end configured to electrically connect to a wire harness of a vehicle equipped with the vehicular camera and the vehicular vision system;

    securing the conduit relative to the rear housing member to provide at least 110 Newtons and less than 1000 Newtons of strain relief in any axis with respect to the conduit; and

    attaching the front housing member and the rear housing member, wherein, with the front and rear housing members attached, outer walls of the front and rear housing members enclose the circuit board.

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