Automotive mirror with integrated Loran components

  • US 6,539,306 B2
  • Filed: 06/15/2001
  • Issued: 03/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An automotive mirror apparatus comprising:

  • an inside rearview mirror assembly comprising;

    a mounting foot adapted to be mounted inside a vehicle in a location proximate to the front windshield of the vehicle, a mirror housing, and a stem coupling said mirror housing to said mounting foot;

    a Loran receiver circuit mounted to said rearview mirror assembly, wherein said Loran receiver circuit is in communication with at least one other vehicle system, and a Loran antenna in communication with said Loran receiver circuit, wherein said Loran antenna is an H-field antenna and is mounted at a vehicle location selected from the group consisting of;

    inside rearview mirror assembly, outside rearview mirror assembly, windshield, window glass, rear window, instrument panel, rear window deck, trunk, roof, CHMSL, overhead console, sunvisor, and headliner.

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