Vehicle exterior rearview mirror assembly

  • US 6,916,100 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2002
  • Issued: 07/12/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A mirror system for a vehicle, said mirror system comprising:

  • an exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising;

    a fixed portion being configured to mount to a side of the vehicle;

    a movable portion including a reflective element and a reflective element actuator, said reflective element having a generally rearward field of view when said mirror system is mounted to the vehicle, said reflective element actuator providing selective adjustment of an orientation of said reflective element to adjust said rearward field or view to a desired orientation, and said movable portion being movably mounted to said fixed portion;

    a movable portion actuator for selectively moving said movable portion between a viewing position wherein said movable portion is extended outwardly from the vehicle at an angle with respect to the side of the vehicle and another viewing position wherein said movable portion is extended outwardly front the vehicle at another angle with respect to the side of the vehicle; and

    said movable portion actuator being adapted to move said movable portion to one of said positions, and said reflective element actuator being adapted to generally maintain said rearward field of view at said desired orientation independent of the position of said movable portion.

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