Exterior mirror assembly with actuator

  • US 10,315,575 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2017
  • Issued: 06/11/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror system comprising:

  • an exterior rearview mirror assembly;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mounting portion mountable at a side of a vehicle;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head portion pivotally adjustable relative to said mounting portion;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a reflective element at said mirror head portion;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising an actuator operable to impart pivotal movement of said mirror head portion relative to said mounting portion to adjust said mirror head portion relative to the side of a vehicle at which said mounting portion is mounted;

    wherein, upon operation of said actuator, said mirror head portion pivotally moves about a pivot axis;

    wherein said actuator comprises a first motor and a second motor;

    wherein said first motor and said second motor are operable in tandem to cooperatively rotatably drive a gear to cause said mirror head portion to pivot relative to said mounting portion;

    wherein operation of said first motor is synchronized with operation of said second motor; and

    wherein said gear has an axis of rotation that is coaxial with said pivot axis.

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