Rearview mirror assembly incorporating accessories

  • US 7,012,543 B2
  • Filed: 08/06/2004
  • Issued: 03/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly suitable for use in a vehicle, said assembly comprising:

  • a mirror support assembly adapted for attachment to an interior portion of the vehicle and comprising at least a first electronic accessory;

    a reflective mirror element disposed in a housing, said housing pivotally adjustable about said mirror support assembly via a pivot element;

    said housing including at least a second electronic accessory and a third electronic accessory;

    wherein said first electronic accessory comprises an imaging sensor, said imaging sensor sensing headlights of oncoming vehicles;

    wherein said second electronic accessory comprises a headlamp controller and wherein said third electronic accessory comprises automatic dimming circuitry;

    a microprocessor, said microprocessor at least partially controlling both said second electronic accessory and said third electronic accessory; and

    wherein said mirror support assembly comprises a wire passageway for wires passing into said housing that houses the interior mirror reflective element.

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