Angular filter for vehicle mounted cameras

  • US 9,380,219 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2012
  • Issued: 06/28/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/20/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a camera disposed at a windshield of a vehicle and having a field of view forward of the vehicle and through the windshield of the vehicle;

    wherein said camera comprises a lens;

    an angular filter disposed at or near the windshield forward of said camera, wherein said angular filter comprises a substantially transparent film that limits reflection of light through an angular range that generally corresponds to the stray light that reflects off of the vehicle and would otherwise impinge said lens of said camera;

    wherein said camera is electrically connected to circuitry established at a circuit board that is mounted generally at the windshield behind said camera;

    wherein said camera is electrically connected to said circuitry via a flexible electrical connector; and

    wherein said flexible electrical connector flexes to allow a viewing angle of said camera to be adjusted relative to a mounting angle of said circuit board.

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