Device for observing infant in rear seat

  • US 5,285,321 A
  • Filed: 01/27/1992
  • Issued: 02/08/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/27/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A device for observing an infant in a rear facing safety seat located in the rear seat of a motor vehicle using the rear view mirror of said vehicle comprising:

  • a generally rectangular, planar shaped mirror made out of a rigid, light weight material, and having a non-glass reflective coating on one of its planar sides and a non-reflecting surface on the obverse side, said mirror being adapted to being attached to the rear back seat of said vehicle;

    a generally wedge-shaped holding element having a V-shaped cross-section centrally attached to said mirror'"'"'s non-reflective planar side along the mirror'"'"'s horizontal axis near to the mirror'"'"'s bottom edge, said holding element having two principle components meeting and joining at a sharply acute angle each having uneven vertical lengths, each of said components having two faces, one defined as interior, and the other exterior, said exterior face of the vertically shorter of the two components being attached to the non-reflective side of the mirror, and the vertically longer of the two components extending freely upward away from the mirror'"'"'s non-reflective side;

    means for attaching said device to the rear back seat of said vehicle; and

    means for adjusting the positioning of said device so that it reflects the image of the infant from said car safety seat to said rear view mirror.

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