Side view mirror with integral lighting

  • US 6,511,192 B1
  • Filed: 01/12/2000
  • Issued: 01/28/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a mirror housing;

    a first reflective element having a first field of view;

    a second reflective element having a second field of view, the second field of view being wider than the first field of view; and

    a backing assembly supported by the mirror housing, the backing assembly supporting the first reflective element and also supporting the second reflective element, the backing assembly including;

    a first wall, wherein the first wall supports the second reflective element;

    a second wall opposing the first wall; and

    a hinge interconnecting the first and second walls, the hinge being flexible to enable adjustment of a relative position between the first and second walls;

    wherein an orientation of the second reflective element is adjustable independently of the first reflective element in accordance with displacement of a portion of the backing assembly.

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