Vehicle rearview mirror assembly

  • US 4,948,242 A
  • Filed: 03/17/1989
  • Issued: 08/14/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle rearview mirror assembly comprising, a casing, a mirror plate fixed on said casing, the mirror plate having a full reflectance mode and a partial reflectance mode, a mounting means disposed within said casing, means pivotally connecting the casing and the mounting means for pivotal movement of the casing and mirror plate as a unit relative to the mounting means, a rack and pinion actuation means coupling the casing to the mounting means, said rack and pinion actuation means including a rotatable shaft for engaging a portion of said casing and means for limiting pivotal movement of said casing relative to said mounting means, drive means including electric motor means for operating said rotatable shaft to pivot the casing and mirror plate as a unit between the full reflectance mode and partial reflectance mode relative to said mounting means.

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