Blind spot side mirror

  • US 5,500,766 A
  • Filed: 05/04/1995
  • Issued: 03/19/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/04/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rear view mirror for a vehicle comprising:

  • A) a housing which includes1) mounting means on said housing for mounting said housing on a vehicle,2) a forward end, and3) a rear end;

    B) a top having a forward portion at said forward end and extending toward a rear end of the vehicle when said housing is mounted on the vehicle and a rear rim located at a rearmost location on said top;

    C) a bottom having a forward portion at said forward end and extending toward the rear end of the vehicle when said housing is mounted on the vehicle and a rear corner located at a rearmost location on said bottom, said rear rim being spaced from said rear corner in the rearward direction of the vehicle whereby said rear rim and bottom corner are offset from each other in both a horizontal plane and in a vertical plane when said housing is mounted on the vehicle;

    D) a top aft edge having a top edge thereof attached to said rear rim and extending downwardly from said rear rim and toward said forward portion to be slanted downwardly and forwardly when said housing is mounted on the vehicle;

    E) a bottom aft edge having a bottom edge thereof connected to said rear corner and extending upwardly from said bottom corner when said housing is mounted on the vehicle;

    F) said top aft edge and said bottom aft edge intersecting each other at a location spaced from said top and from said bottom and at a location spaced both vertically and horizontally from said rear rim;

    G) a day/night mirror located inside said housing and spaced from said rear aft edge;

    H) a blind spot mirror located inside said housing and spaced from said day/night mirror;

    I) a support means mounted in said housing for supporting said day/night mirror and said blind spot mirror;

    J) day/night mirror moving means connected to said day/night mirror for moving said day/night mirror with respect to said blind spot mirror;

    K) blind spot mirror moving means connected to said blind spot mirror for moving said blind spot mirror with respect to said day/night mirror; and

    L) control means connected to said day/night mirror moving means and to said blind spot mirror moving means for controlling movement of said day/night mirror and said blind spot mirror independently of each other.

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