Interior rearview mirror system

  • US 8,094,002 B2
  • Filed: 03/03/2011
  • Issued: 01/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror system comprising:

  • a mirror mounting button adhesively attached at an in-cabin surface of a vehicle windshield;

    a plurality of attachment members adhesively attached at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield local to said mirror mounting button;

    an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head and a mirror support;

    wherein said mirror head comprises a mirror reflective element and a mirror casing;

    wherein said mirror support comprises a mirror mount that is configured to mount said interior rearview mirror assembly to said mirror mounting button at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield;

    a structure configured for mounting to said plurality of attachment members attached at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield;

    said structure configured to receive and be supported by said plurality of attachment members that are adhesively attached at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield; and

    wherein, with said structure receiving and being supported by said attachment members, (a) said structure at least partially surrounds said mirror mounting button and (b) said structure accommodates a forward facing camera having a field of view through the vehicle windshield.

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