Exterior rearview mirror assembly

  • US 9,969,334 B2
  • Filed: 11/27/2017
  • Issued: 05/15/2018
  • 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 mounting arm configured for attachment at an exterior portion of a vehicle equipped with said exterior rearview mirror assembly;

    a mirror head disposed at an outboard end of said mounting arm and movable relative to said mounting arm;

    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;

    wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a glass substrate having a front surface that is exposed to and is viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle who is viewing said mirror reflective element with said exterior rearview mirror assembly mounted at the exterior portion of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a frameless mirror reflective element, and wherein no part of said mirror casing is disposed over said front surface of said glass substrate of said mirror reflective element;

    an actuator operable to move said mirror head relative to said mounting arm;

    wherein, when said actuator is operated to move said mirror head relative to said mounting arm, said mirror reflective element moves in tandem with movement of said mirror head relative to said mounting arm; and

    wherein said actuator is operable to move said mirror head relative to said mounting arm to vertically and horizontally adjust a rearward field of view of the driver of the equipped vehicle who is viewing said mirror reflective element with said exterior rearview mirror assembly mounted at the exterior portion of the equipped vehicle.

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