Rearview mirror support bracket with retaining protrusion, rearview mirror case and reflective element

  • US 5,572,354 A
  • Filed: 03/18/1994
  • Issued: 11/05/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A support bracket for mounting a rearview mirror on a vehicle, said support bracket having two ends, means at one end for mounting said bracket to a vehicle, and means at the other end for mounting the rearview mirror, said means for mounting the rearview mirror further including a generally spherical ball for insertion in a complementary socket provided in a mirror case of the rearview mirror, and retaining means for substantially preventing disengagement of said spherical ball from the socket, said retaining means including a protrusion on said spherical ball, said protrusion having a free end adapted to project into an aperture in the socket in the mirror case, the socket aperture having a predetermined width, said protrusion having a width less than the width of the socket aperture whereby movement of said spherical ball out of the socket is prevented.

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