Breakaway vehicle accessory mount

  • US 5,100,095 A
  • Filed: 03/01/1991
  • Issued: 03/31/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A windshield mounted, vehicular accessory mounting assembly comprising:

  • a base including a surface defining an aperture therethrough and means for attaching said base to a windshield mounted securing member;

    a coupling member releasably mounted onsaid base for supporting a vehicular accessory such as a rearview mirror, coupling member including a peripheral edge and a support for mounting a vehicle accessory;

    breakaway fastening means on said base and coupling member and extending through said base aperture on an axis for releasably securing said coupling member to said base and allowing said coupling member to release and separate from said base upon impact by a force of predetermined magnitude acting on said support; and

    cooperating means extending between said surface of said base aperture and said coupling member for positioning said coupling member on said base and for allowing separtoin and release of said coupling member from said base by pivotal movement around said peripheral edge of said coupling member and by camming action when rotated about said axis of said breakaway fastening means.

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