Interior mirror assembly with adjustable mounting assembly

  • US 8,451,332 B2
  • Filed: 03/22/2010
  • Issued: 05/28/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/23/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror casing and a reflective element;

    a mounting assembly for adjustably mounting said mirror casing at an interior portion of a vehicle that is equipped with said mirror assembly;

    wherein said mounting assembly comprises a mounting base that is attachable to an interior portion of the equipped vehicle and a mounting arm adjustably mounted to said mounting base via a base joint, and wherein said mirror casing is pivotally adjustable relative to said mounting arm via a mirror pivot joint;

    wherein said base joint allows for at least one of (a) adjustment of said mounting arm in a generally vertical plane when said mirror assembly is normally mounted in the equipped vehicle and (b) adjustment of said mounting arm about a generally horizontal pivot axis when said mirror assembly is normally mounted in the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said base joint substantially limits adjustment of said mounting arm in non-generally vertical planes and about non-generally horizontal pivot axes;

    wherein said mirror pivot joint allows for pivotal adjustment of a rearward field of view of said reflective element by a driver of the equipped vehicle when the mirror assembly is normally mounted in the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said mounting base of said mounting assembly supports a forward facing camera that has a forward field of view through a windshield of the equipped vehicle when said mounting assembly is attached to an interior portion of the windshield of the equipped vehicle, and wherein said forward facing camera is disposed at least partially in said mounting base and is adjusted in tandem with said mounting arm when said mounting arm is adjusted relative to said mounting base.

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