Vehicle accessory microphone assembly having a windscreen with hydrophobic properties

  • US 7,136,494 B2
  • Filed: 08/06/2003
  • Issued: 11/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a mirror subassembly including a mirror housing and adapted to be attached to the vehicle;

    a mirror disposed in said mirror housing; and

    a microphone assembly mounted to, on, or within said mirror housing comprising;

    a microphone housing having at least one acoustic port;

    a transducer disposed in said microphone housing, wherein said transducer includes a transducer housing having at least one port; and

    a windscreen sealed across said acoustic port, said windscreen having hydrophobic properties to prevent water from penetrating said microphone housing through said acoustic port,wherein said mirror is an electrochromic mirror.

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