Day/night rearview mirror assembly

  • US 4,826,289 A
  • Filed: 09/03/1987
  • Issued: 05/02/1989
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A day/night rearview mirror assembly for vehicles comprising:

  • a mirror case having a back with an interior surface and a peripheral sidewall defining an interior space within said case;

    a prismatic mirror element having nonparallel, generally planar front and back surfaces supported and retained in said case, said mirror element being spaced from said case back; and

    actuator means mounted in said case within said interior space for shifting said case and mirror element between a predetermined reflectivity day position and a reduced reflectivity night position, said actuator means including lateral side edges and shaft means for supporting said actuator means in said case;

    support means for receiving said shaft means to pivotally support said actuator means;

    a pair of spaced rib means on said interior surface of said case back for reinforcing said mirror case;

    a pair of upstanding stop means on said interior surface of said case back, each of said stop means being positioned between one of said lateral side edges of said actuator means and one of said rib means for limiting shifting movement of said actuator means toward said mirror element.

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