Vehicle exterior mirror system with signal light

  • US 7,168,830 B2
  • Filed: 04/04/2003
  • Issued: 01/30/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An exterior mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • an exterior mirror casing comprising a folding portion pivotally adjustable about a non-folding portion, said non-folding portion including an attachment for mounting to the vehicle, and said folding portion of said exterior mirror casing including a reflective element, said folding portion of said exterior mirror casing being movable between a normal operating position wherein said reflective element provides a rearward field of view and a folded position wherein said folding portion of said mirror casing is closer the vehicle than when in said normal operating position, and said exterior mirror casing having an aerodynamic flow; and

    at least one security light positioned in said mirror casing wherein said at least one security light is substantially incorporated into said mirror casing and wherein said at least one security light remains so incorporated when said security light is actuated and when said security light is not actuated so as not to impede the aerodynamic flow of said mirror casing, said security light projecting a pattern of light from said exterior mirror assembly when actuated to create a lighted security zone in an area adjacent the vehicle, and said lighted security zone remaining substantially unaffected by the movement of said folding portion.

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