Mirror assembly

  • US 7,253,723 B2
  • Filed: 01/05/2005
  • Issued: 08/07/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a casing comprising a bezel;

    said bezel formed of a molded plastic material in a molding operation;

    at least one portion of said bezel adapted in said molding operation to provide a user actuatable element;

    user actuatable element integrally formed at said portion of said bezel during said molding operation that forms said bezel, said user actuatable element comprising a molded plastic material body portion and a molded plastic material flexible portion, said molded plastic material flexible portion connecting said molded plastic material body portion to the remainder of said bezel so that said body portion is movable relative to the remainder of said bezel via flexing of said flexible portion when said user actuatable element is actuated by a user pressing said body portion;

    circuitry, said circuitry disposed within said casing and having an electrical actuation switch located generally proximate to and rearward of said body portion or said user actuatable element; and

    said electrical actuation switch of said circuitry being actuatable by a user of the vehicle pressing said body portion whereby movement of said body portion via flexing of said flexible portion causes said body portion to contact said electrical actuation switch to actuate said electrical actuation switch.

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