Pivot mounting assembly for interior rearview mirror

  • US 10,752,175 B2
  • Filed: 08/06/2018
  • Issued: 08/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/07/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mounting structure configured to attach at an interior portion of a vehicle;

    a mirror head pivotally mounted at said mounting structure;

    wherein said mirror head comprises a mirror reflective element;

    wherein said mirror head comprises a ball stud having a ball member that pivotally mounts said mirror head at a socket element of said mounting structure;

    wherein said ball stud comprises a metallic element having a base portion and a neck region that extends from said base portion, with said ball member at an end of said neck region distal from said base portion;

    wherein said ball stud comprises a passageway formed at least through said base portion and said neck region;

    wherein said mirror head comprises a mounting portion that is molded at least partially around said base portion of said ball stud to attach said ball stud at said mirror head; and

    wherein said passageway of said ball stud is at least partially filled with a polymeric material.

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