Rearview mirror assemblies

  • US 7,110,156 B2
  • Filed: 04/25/2003
  • Issued: 09/19/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/26/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • an electro-optic mirror unit whose reflectivity is variable in response to an electrical voltage applied thereto;

    at least one light sensor;

    an electrical circuit for controlling operation of the mirror unit in response to the at least one light sensor;

    a bracket for supporting the mirror unit from an interior portion of the vehicle;

    said bracket connecting to said mirror unit via a ball and socket pivot assembly;

    said pivot assembly including a plurality of electrical contacts and counter-contacts for supplying electrical power to said electrical circuit from a vehicle electrical system external to the mirror assembly, said power provided to said electrical circuit over a range of angular movement of said mirror unit relative to said bracket.

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