Interior prismatic mirror with integral toggle

  • US 10,538,201 B2
  • Filed: 07/07/2016
  • Issued: 01/21/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror casing, wherein said mirror casing comprises a principal mirror casing portion and a pivotable mirror casing portion that is pivotable relative to said principal mirror casing portion;

    a prismatic reflective element disposed at said principal mirror casing portion of said mirror casing;

    wherein said pivotable mirror casing portion of said mirror casing is adjustably supported at a mirror mount configured for mounting at an interior portion of a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror assembly;

    a toggle assembly comprising (i) a spring element coupled to said pivotable mirror casing portion and (ii) a toggle lever pivotally disposed at a lower portion of said principal mirror casing portion and coupled to said spring element; and

    wherein pivotal movement of said toggle lever about a pivot axis at said lower portion of said principal mirror casing portion flexes said spring element and adjusts an angle of said principal mirror casing portion and said prismatic reflective element relative to said pivotable mirror casing portion of said mirror casing.

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