• US 20100097469A1
  • Filed: 10/14/2009
  • Published: 04/22/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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  • An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle comprising;

    an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a casing, a variable reflectivity reflective element, and a video display screen disposed in said casing and behind said reflective element, said video display screen operable to display images that are viewable through said reflective element by a person viewing said interior rearview mirror assembly when it is normally mounted in a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror system; and

    wherein said video display screen is operable to brighten or enhance the intensity of images displayed by said video display screen responsive to a dimming condition of said variable reflectivity reflective element;

    an image sensor operable to capture images of a scene encompassed by a field of view of said image sensor;

    wherein said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises a decoder that decodes analog output signals of said image sensor, said decoder having a microprocessor operable to process image data and to control said video display screen via a digital signal;

    wherein said microprocessor of said decoder comprises on screen display capability;

    wherein said decoder comprises at least one of on screen display circuitry, image enhancement circuitry, a 2D de-interlacing engine and quality scalar; and

    wherein said decoder is operable to provide at least one of (a) programmable hue, (b) programmable brightness, c) saturation, (d) programmable contrast, (e) programmable sharpness control, (f) programmable sharpness control with vertical peaking, (g) programmable color transient improvement control, (h) programmable panorama/water-glass scaling, (i) programmable Gamma correction tables, (j) programmable black/white stretch and (k) programmable favorite color enhancement.

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