Mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 7,527,403 B2
  • Filed: 06/13/2006
  • Issued: 05/05/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/14/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a reflective element;

    a frame portion around a perimeter of said reflective element;

    at least one user input movably mounted to said frame portion;

    at least one bezel segment positioned partially but not completely around the perimeter of said reflective element and said frame portion, said at least one bezel segment terminating at a first terminal end and a second terminal end, said first and second terminal ends generally opposing one another and spaced apart by a gap, said gap between said opposed and spaced apart first and second terminal ends of said at least one bezel segment being devoid of said at least one bezel segment, said gap spanning a height dimension of said first and second terminal ends of at least one bezel segment proximate said gap, said height dimension comprising a generally vertical dimension of said at least one bezel segment when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in a vehicle; and

    said at least one user input being mountable to said frame portion at said gap and in said gap between said first and second terminal ends of said at least one bezel segment and separate and distinct from any portion of said at least one bezel segment and being movable by a user to engage and actuate an electronic switch within said interior rearview mirror assembly, said at least one user input having a height dimension that generally matches the height dimension of said at least one bezel segment proximate said first and second terminal ends of said at least one bezel segment.

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