Rearview assemblies incorporating hands-free telephone components

  • US 8,787,590 B2
  • Filed: 09/04/2007
  • Issued: 07/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/06/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle rearview assembly for providing an image of a scene to the rear of the driver of the vehicle, said rearview assembly comprising:

  • a mounting structure for mounting to the vehicle;

    an audio/data transceiver for transmitting and receiving audio and data signals to/from a portable telephone;

    at least one hands-free microphone associated with said mounting structure for providing an audio signal to said audio/data transceiver;

    a control circuit coupled to said audio/data transceiver, said control circuit determines whether a portable telephone having a predetermined identification code is within the range of said audio/data transceiver and exchanges data with the portable telephone through said audio/data transceiver causing the portable telephone to automatically disable its microphone, wherein said control circuit selectively enables said hands-free microphone associated with said mounting structure when the portable telephone is within range of said audio/data transceiver for enabling speech to be picked up by said hands-free microphone and transmitted to the portable telephone through said audio/data transceiver; and

    wherein said controller is operative in a pairing mode and an operational mode, during the pairing mode, said controller searches for, discovers and acquires a unique identification code of a device with which said audio/data transceiver is to be paired, during the operational mode, said controller determines whether a device having the unique identification code is within the range of said audio/data transceiver and exchanges data with the device through said audio/data transceiver, also during the operational mode, said controller prevents the exchange of certain data with detected devices that are not paired with said audio/data transceiver.

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