Interior rearview mirror

  • US 6,598,980 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2002
  • Issued: 07/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror comprising:

  • a stay that is fixed in a vehicle;

    a bracket that is coupled to the stay with a ball joint formed at a distal end of the stay;

    a mirror housing that is tiltably pivoted on the bracket;

    a prismatic mirror that is held in the mirror housing; and

    a lever that is engaged with the bracket, pivoted in the mirror housing, and operated to pivot so that the bracket may tilt, wherein a first engageable projection having a projection at a front side and a second engageable projection having a projection at a back side are formed at a lower end of the bracket which the first and second engageable projections are alternately provided from side to side along the bracket; and

    wherein a straight engaging ridgeline parallel to a pivot axis of the lever, a first engageable depression that is formed from the engaging ridgeline toward a front side of the engaging ridgeline to engage with the first engageable projection, and a second engageable depression that is formed from the engaging ridgeline toward a back side of the engaging ridgeline to engage with the second engageable projection are formed at an upper end of the lever which the first and second engageable depressions are alternately provided from side to side along the lever.

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