Mirror support bracket

  • US 5,615,857 A
  • Filed: 11/08/1994
  • Issued: 04/01/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A support bracket for a vehicle rearview mirror assembly, the mirror assembly having a ball member extending therefrom, comprising:

  • a mirror stay having a first end terminating in a generally spherical socket;

    a cup adapted to substantially enclose the ball member extending from the mirror assembly when the ball member is received therein, and disposed within said generally spherical socket; and

    a biasing member disposed substantially behind said cup and configured 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 over a range of temperatures; and

    a mechanism disposed at one end of said biasing member for adjusting a force exerted by said biasing member on said cup.

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