Mounting assembly for vehicle accessories

  • US 4,936,533 A
  • Filed: 11/15/1988
  • Issued: 06/26/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicle accessory mounting assembly for supporting a rearview mirror or another vehicular accessory comprising:

  • a base means for attachment to a support surface in a vehicle;

    support means for supporting a vehicle accessory having receiving means for slidably receiving said base means along a predetermined direction of sliding movement with a first surface of said base means opposed to a first surface of said support means, and retainer means on said first surface of said support means for engaging and holding said base means on said support means;

    rib means on said first surface of said base means for engaging said retainer means, said rib means having a retainer engaging surface facing said support means for engaging said holding said retainer means anywhere therealong;

    said rib means extending along said first surface generally in said direction of sliding movement;

    said retainer means including a first resilient retainer arm engaged with and gripping said retainer engaging surface of said rib means at a gripping position generally along said direction of sliding movement, such gripping position being determined when said receiving means firmly and tightly engages said base means, and a second resilient retainer arm engaging said base means at a position spaced from said gripping to urge said first retainer arm against said retainer engaging surface of said rib means whereby said support means is stably held wherever it comes to rest on said base means until said first retainer arm is released.

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