Blind spot viewing system

  • US 6,175,300 B1
  • Filed: 09/03/1998
  • Issued: 01/16/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for permitting driver viewing a passenger side blind spot of a vehicle, the vehicle having a passenger compartment, a front, a rear, a driver side, and a passenger side, the passenger compartment of the vehicle having a rear view mirror, the rear of the vehicle having a pair of rear turn signal and stop lamp assemblies, one rear turn signal and stop lamp assembly being positioned adjacent each side of the vehicle, each rear turn signal and stop lamp assembly having a lens portion for permitting the passage of light therethrough, said system comprising:

  • a video camera adapted for mounting to the passenger side of the vehicle adjacent the rear of the vehicle, said video camera having a lens facing in an outwards direction from the passenger side of the vehicle;

    a video monitor being electrically connected to said video camera, said video monitor being adapted for positioning in the passenger compartment of the vehicle to permit a driver of the vehicle to view images from said video monitor; and

    wherein said video monitor is adapted for pivotally mounting to the rear view mirror of the vehicle, wherein a pivot mount comprises a pin extending from the video monitor and inserted into a slot of a slotted of a slotted member extending from the rear view mirror to permit pivoting and extension of said video monitor with respect to the rear view mirror, wherein said monitor is integral with the rear view mirror.

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