Modular rearview mirror assembly including an electronic control module

  • US 6,217,181 B1
  • Filed: 01/04/2000
  • Issued: 04/17/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A vehicular rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a case having a wall;

    a reflective element housed in said case;

    an actuator supporting said reflective element in said case, said actuator permitting adjustment of an orientation of said reflective element in said case, said actuator and said reflective element defining an actuator supported reflective element assembly; and

    an electronic control module supported by a wall of said case, said electronic control module having an inherent weight and including an antenna for at least one of transmitting electromagnetic signals outside of the vehicle and receiving electromagnetic signals originating outside of the vehicle, said inherent weight of said electronic module being distributed to said wall of said case and not to said actuator supported reflective element assembly to thereby reduce vibration of said reflective element.

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