Camera for mounting on a vehicle

  • US 9,346,415 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2014
  • Issued: 05/24/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A camera for mounting on a vehicle, comprising:

  • a front housing member;

    a lens member mounted to the front housing member;

    an imaging element that is positioned to receive images from the lens member;

    a circuit board mounted to the front housing member, wherein the circuit board is configured to send to another component signals relating to images received by the imaging element, wherein the circuit board has at least one front electrical connector thereon; and

    a rear housing member configured to mate with the front housing member, wherein the rear housing member has at least one rear electrical connector extending therefrom, and wherein, as the rear housing member is mated with the front housing member, the at least one rear electrical connector aligns with and electrically connects to the at least one front electrical connector, and wherein the rear housing member has a rear alignment structure that aligns the at least one rear electrical connector with respect to the at least one front electrical connector as the rear housing member is mated with the front housing member, and wherein the rear housing member mates with the front housing member to define a camera interior, wherein the imaging element, the circuit board, the at least one front electrical connector and the at least one rear electrical connector are positioned in the camera interior.

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