Mirror support bracket

  • US 5,487,522 A
  • Filed: 11/30/1993
  • Issued: 01/30/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A single ball joint support bracket for a vehicle rearview mirror housing, the mirror housing having a ball member extending therefrom, comprising:

  • a mirror stay having a first end terminating in a single, generally spherical, ball joint socket;

    a cup, substantially enclosing the ball member extending from the mirror housing, disposed within said generally spherical ball joint socket, and having a rear surface; and

    a biasing member disposed in said generally spherical, ball joint socket behind said cup, to force said cup toward one end of said socket and compress about the ball to sustain a substantially constant clamping force on the ball through a range of ambient temperatures, said biasing member including at least one of a disk, rectangular, square, hexagonal, leaf, and coil spring.

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