Exterior rearview mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 10,220,787 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2017
  • Issued: 03/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror head having a mirror casing and a mirror reflective element;

    a mounting arm configured for attachment at a side of a vehicle, wherein said mirror head is adjustably mounted at said mounting arm and adjustable between a retracted position and an extended position, and wherein said mirror head is closer to the side of the vehicle at which said mounting arm is attached when in said retracted position as compared to said extended position;

    wherein said mirror reflective element is oriented to provide a driver of the vehicle a field of view rearward and sideward of the vehicle with said mounting arm attached at the side of the vehicle both (a) when said mirror head is in said retracted position and (b) when said mirror head is in said extended position;

    wherein said mirror head is connected to said mounting arm via pivotable first and second links that cooperatively pivot relative to said mounting arm and said mirror head to move said mirror head relative to said mounting arm between said retracted and extended positions;

    an actuator disposed at an end of said first link, and wherein operation of said actuator imparts pivotal movement of said first link to move said mirror head between said retracted position and said extended position; and

    wherein, when said mirror head is adjusted relative to said mounting arm attached at the side of the vehicle, an angle of said mirror head relative to the side of the vehicle at which said exterior rearview mirror assembly is attached is also adjusted.

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