Reduced vibration day/night rearview mirror assembly

  • US 5,327,288 A
  • Filed: 09/13/1991
  • Issued: 07/05/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/13/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A day/night rearview mirror assembly for vehicles comprising:

  • a mirror case;

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

    actuator means mounted within said mirror case for shifting said mirror case and mirror element between a predetermined reflectivity day position and a reduced reflectivity night position, said actuator means including generally parallel pivot journal means and pivot shaft means for pivotally supporting said actuator means in said mirror case, said pivot journal means defining an open-sided channel extending across a width of said actuator means at a position spaced from said pivot shaft means; and

    said mirror case including support means for receiving said pivot shaft means and including cooperating pivot axle means corresponding to said pivot journal means for pivotally engaging said pivot journal means, said pivot axle means have a surface engaging said pivot journal means, said surface being noncircular in cross section.

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