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Anti-Glare Rear View Mirror

United States Patent


Patent Number:    4,679,906

Date of Patent:    July 14, 1987

Inventor: Darrell L. Brandenburg, Anderson, Ind.
Assignee: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
Appl. No.: 808727
Filed: Dec. 13, 1985
Int. Class: B60R 1/04
U.S. Class: 350/281
Field of Search: 350/281

References Cited

2913958 November 1959 Mead et al. 350/281
3507562 April 1970 Yamashita et al. 350/281
3561848 February 1971 Cunningham 350/281
3586422 June 1971 Kagami et al. 350/281
4319806 March 1982 Brandenburg 350/281

1237454 May 1967 Fed. Rep. of Germany 350/281
8319673 December 1983 Fed. Rep. of Germany 350/281
1227736 April 1971 United Kingdom 350/281

Primary Examiner- John K. Corbin
Assistant Examiner- Rebecca D. Gass
Attorney, Agent, or Firm- Edward J. Biskup


An anti-glare rear view mirror which includes a plastic housing combined with a plastic pivot plate having laterally extending pivot shafts received in a snap action manner by a pair of bearing members integrally formed with the housing and wherein the pivot plate is combined with a plastic finger operated actuator and a metal spring in a manner so as to allow the housing together with a supported prismoidal mirror to be selectively moved between a "day" position and a "night" position upon 90 degrees rotation of the actuator.

4 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures

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