MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE INTERIOR MIRROR

  • US 20110096427A1
  • Filed: 10/26/2010
  • Published: 04/28/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

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

    a mounting assembly for adjustably mounting said mirror head at an interior portion of a vehicle that is equipped with said mirror assembly;

    wherein said mounting assembly comprises a mounting structure that is attachable to an interior portion of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said mounting assembly comprises a mirror mounting element pivotally attached at an end of said mounting structure to establish a mirror ball pivot joint and wherein said end of said mounting structure at which said mirror mounting element is attached is opposite the interior portion of the equipped vehicle when said mounting structure is attached to the interior portion of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said mirror head comprises a receiving portion configured to receive an attaching portion of said mirror mounting element;

    wherein said attaching portion of said mirror mounting element is configured to attach to said receiving portion via at least one of (a) a snap connection, (b) a twist connection and (c) a bayonet connection; and

    wherein said attaching portion of said mirror mounting element, when said mirror mounting element is attached at said end of said mounting structure, is attachable to said receiving portion of said mirror head from a position rearward of said mirror casing and from the exterior of said mirror casing to pivotally attach said mirror head at said end of said mounting structure.

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