Rain sensor mount for use in a vehicle

  • US 6,516,664 B2
  • Filed: 12/17/2001
  • Issued: 02/11/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A module assembly suitable for attachment to an inner surface of a vehicle windshield, said assembly comprising:

  • a housing, said housing comprising a first side configured to be generally adjacent the inner surface of the vehicle windshield when said module assembly attaches to the inner surface;

    said housing further comprising a second side, said second side being generally opposing said first side;

    a rearview mirror assembly mounting member provided at said second side for releasably mounting a rearview mirror assembly to said module assembly;

    a rain sensor and at least one other vehicular accessory accommodated in said housing, said at least one other vehicular accessory comprising at least one of an antenna, a transmitter, a receiver, a compass, a GPS system accessory, a pager system accessory, a cellular phone system accessory, a security system accessory, a tire pressure monitoring system accessory, a remote fueling system accessory, a remote keyless entry system accessory, a garage door opener system accessory, an internet interface system accessory, a vehicle tracking system accessory, a remote car door unlock system accessory, an email system accessory, a toll booth transaction system accessory, a highway information system accessory, a traffic warning system accessory, and a home access system accessory; and

    said housing adapted at said first side for attachment to the inner surface of the vehicle windshield by at least one of a mechanical attachment and an adhesive attachment.

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