Exterior mirror assembly with actuator

  • US 9,718,407 B2
  • Filed: 09/12/2016
  • Issued: 08/01/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror system comprising:

  • an exterior rearview mirror assembly;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mounting portion mountable at a side of a vehicle;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head portion pivotally adjustable relative to said mounting portion;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a reflective element at said mirror head portion;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising 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 cause a common drive gear of a gear system to be driven to pivot said mirror head portion relative to said mounting portion;

    wherein operation of said first and second motors is synchronized;

    wherein operation of said first and second motors causes said common drive gear to rotate; and

    a shutoff circuit operable to determine a stalled condition and, responsive to such determination, operable to deactivate driving of said common drive gear by said at least two motors.

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