Exterior rearview mirror assembly

  • US 9,827,913 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2013
  • Issued: 11/28/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly configured for mounting at an exterior portion of a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a non-movable portion configured for attachment at an exterior portion of a vehicle equipped with said exterior rearview mirror assembly;

    a movable portion that is movable relative to said non-movable portion;

    a mirror head that is movable relative to said movable portion;

    wherein said mirror head comprises a mirror casing and a mirror reflective element fixedly attached at an attachment portion of said mirror head and fixed relative to said mirror casing;

    a first actuator operable to move said movable portion relative to said non-movable portion about a first axis;

    a second actuator operable to move said mirror head relative to said movable portion about a second axis;

    wherein said first and second actuators are cooperatively operable to move said movable portion about said first axis and to move said mirror head about said second axis;

    wherein said mirror reflective element moves in tandem with movement of said mirror head relative to said movable portion and said non-movable portion to adjust the rearward field of view of a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said first and second actuators are cooperatively operable to move said mirror head and said movable portion to provide a powerfold function; and

    wherein said first and second actuators are cooperatively operable to provide the powerfold function whereby said first and second actuators both operate together to move said mirror head and said movable portion between a use position, where said mirror head is extended from the exterior portion of the vehicle for providing the rearward field of view of a driver of the equipped vehicle, and a folded position, where said mirror head is nearer to the exterior portion of the vehicle.

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