Accessory mounting system for vehicle

  • US 8,692,659 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2012
  • Issued: 04/08/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An accessory mounting system for a vehicle, said accessory mounting system comprising:

  • an attachment element adhesively attached at an in-cabin surface of a vehicle windshield of a vehicle equipped with said accessory mounting system;

    said attachment element comprising a mirror mounting button;

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

    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 of said attachment element;

    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;

    wherein said structure is configured to accommodate a forward facing camera; and

    wherein, with said structure received by and supported by said attachment members and when said structure is accommodating said forward facing camera, said forward facing camera has a field of view through the vehicle windshield.

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