US 11,655,956 B2
Communication device and method for vehicle
Jong Hyun Baek, Yongin-si (KR)
Assigned to HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., Seoul (KR)
Filed by HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., Seoul (KR)
Filed on Oct. 19, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/969,118.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2021-0143437 (KR), filed on Oct. 26, 2021; and application No. 10-2021-0143438 (KR), filed on Oct. 26, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2023/0128040 A1, Apr. 27, 2023
Int. Cl. F21S 43/20 (2018.01)
CPC F21S 43/26 (2018.01) 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A communication device for a vehicle, the communication device comprising:
a housing;
an external lens structure covering an open front region of the housing, wherein the external lens structure includes:
a plurality of external exposure portions spaced apart from each other and exposed to the outside;
an external recess, recessed to the rear, connecting the external exposure portions to each other; and
an external cover mounted on the external exposure portions and covering the external recess;
an internal lens structure mounted in the housing and covered by the external lens structure;
a liquid crystal section mounted on the internal lens structure, configured to become transparent or opaque based on whether or not power is applied thereto, wherein the liquid crystal section includes a plurality of liquid crystal films; and
a bezel disposed behind the liquid crystal section, such that the bezel becomes visible from an exterior of the communication device upon the liquid crystal section being controlled to be transparent.