Exterior mirror assembly with actuator

  • US 9,440,587 B2
  • Filed: 01/25/2016
  • Issued: 09/13/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mounting portion mountable at a side of a vehicle;

    a mirror head portion pivotally adjustable relative to said mounting portion;

    a reflective element at said mirror head portion;

    an actuator operable to impart pivotal movement of said mirror head portion relative to said mounting portion to adjust said mirror head portion relative to the side of a vehicle at which said mounting portion is mounted;

    wherein said actuator comprises at least two motors;

    wherein said at least two motors comprises a first motor and a second motor;

    wherein said first motor and said second motor are operable in tandem to cooperatively drive a common drive gear of a gear system to adjust said mirror head portion relative to said mounting portion;

    wherein operation of said first and second motors is synchronized;

    wherein operation of said first motor drives a first gear that rotatably drives said common drive gear; and

    wherein operation of said second motor drives a second gear that rotatably drives said common drive gear.

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