Rearview mirror constructed for efficient assembly

  • US 7,142,345 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2005
  • Issued: 11/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror subassembly for use in a rearview mirror assembly having a housing including an arm adapting the housing for attachment to a vehicle in a position outside of the vehicle and a power pack attached to the housing and including an angularly adjustable mount, the mirror subassembly comprising:

  • a mirror element having a front surface and a rear surface; and

    a carrier for the mirror element, the carrier adapted to support the mirror element and having retainers adapted for engaging the adjustable mount and a flange substantially surrounding the retainers for preventing distortion of the carrier when attached to the adjustable mount.

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