Vehicular accessory system

  • US 8,926,151 B2
  • Filed: 09/16/2013
  • Issued: 01/06/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicular accessory system, said vehicular accessory system comprising:

  • an attachment element attached at an interior surface of a windshield of a vehicle;

    an accessory assembly comprising a housing, wherein said housing accommodates an accessory element;

    wherein said accessory assembly comprises structure used in attaching said accessory assembly to said attachment element;

    wherein said accessory assembly includes circuitry disposed in said housing, and wherein at least two electrical accessories of said accessory assembly share at least one component of said circuitry;

    wherein one of said at least two electrical accessories comprises a video camera and another of said at least two electrical accessories is selected from the group consisting of (i) a headlamp controller, (ii) a remote keyless entry receiver, (iii) a cellular phone and (iv) a vehicle status indicator; and

    wherein said video camera, when said accessory assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle, has a field of view through the windshield of the vehicle.

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