Rain sensor mounting system

  • US 6,968,736 B2
  • Filed: 01/21/2003
  • Issued: 11/29/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rain sensor mounting system suitable for use in a vehicle equipped with a vehicle windshield, said system comprising:

  • a module assembly;

    an attachment member on an inner surface of the vehicle windshield;

    said module assembly adapted for attachment to said attachment member on the inner surface of the vehicle windshield;

    said module assembly comprising a first side configured to be generally adjacent the inner surface of the vehicle windshield when said module assembly attaches to said attachment member;

    said module assembly further comprising a second side, said second side being generally opposing said first side;

    a rearview mirror assembly mounting member provided at said second side of said module assembly;

    a double ball joint rearview mirror assembly;

    said double ball joint rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror mount;

    said mirror mount adapted for attachment to said rearview mirror assembly mounting member provided at said second side of said module assembly;

    said module assembly including a rain sensor;

    said rain sensor comprising a detecting surface; and

    wherein said detecting surface of said rain sensor contacts the inner surface of the windshield when said module assembly is attached to said attachment member on the inner surface of the vehicle windshield.

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