Interior rearview mirror for vehicles

  • US 6,315,421 B1
  • Filed: 10/02/2000
  • Issued: 11/13/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/07/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror for motor vehicles, the mirror comprising:

  • a mirror support (6);

    a mirror housing (1);

    a ball joint (5) having a ball head (9), wherein said mirror housing (1) and said mirror support (6) are connected to one another by said ball joint (5);

    at least one electrically operated component mounted in said mirror housing (1) and having an electrical line (10) configured to be connected to a power source for supplying electric current to said at least one electrically operated component;

    wherein said ball head (9) has a central opening (12) and at least one slot (11) located laterally in a side of said ball head (9), wherein said at least one slot (11) opens into said central opening and is configured to allow lateral passage of said electric line (10) into said ball head (9).

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