Full display mirror actuator

  • US 9,694,752 B2
  • Filed: 11/06/2015
  • Issued: 07/04/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview mirror for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a housing defining an interior cavity and an open side;

    a substrate extending within the open side of the housing and having a reflective surface thereon; and

    an actuation mechanism moveably coupling the substrate with the housing and including;

    a mounting plate rotatably coupled within the cavity of the housing at a first end of the mounting plate, the mounting plate defining a socket open opposite the first end and first and second scalloped surfaces adjacent the socket; and

    an actuation wheel including a pin, coupled within the cavity of the housing opposite the first end of the mounting plate and rotatable about an axis, the pin moving with rotation of the actuation wheel into engagement with the socket and forcing rotation of the mounting plate between a first position and a second position, the actuation wheel further including a cam alternately engageable with the first scalloped surface in a first orientation opposing movement of the mounting plate out of the first position and with the second scalloped surface in a second orientation opposing movement of the mounting plate out of the second position.

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