Toggle assembly for rearview mirror

  • US 6,318,870 B1
  • Filed: 03/23/2000
  • Issued: 11/20/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/23/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A ball and toggle assembly adapted for use in an interior, prismatic, day/night rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle, comprising:

  • a body member having a ball member and a base, said body member being formed from a first polymeric material comprising a first flexural modulus; and

    a toggle member comprising a hinge and an actuator tab, said toggle member formed from a second polymeric material comprising a second flexural modulus, said body member and said toggle member being joined together for support in a mirror housing of the rearview mirror assembly, said first flexural modulus being greater than said second flexural modulus, said first polymeric material of said body member comprising one of a thermoplastic and a thermoset, wherein said first polymeric material of said body member comprises a filled polymeric resin.

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