WO2009138861A3 - Apparatus for positioning the side mirrors of a vehicle using the central mirror - Google Patents

Apparatus for positioning the side mirrors of a vehicle using the central mirror Download PDF

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WO2009138861A3
WO2009138861A3 PCT/IB2009/005585 IB2009005585W WO2009138861A3 WO 2009138861 A3 WO2009138861 A3 WO 2009138861A3 IB 2009005585 W IB2009005585 W IB 2009005585W WO 2009138861 A3 WO2009138861 A3 WO 2009138861A3
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mirror
side mirror
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Bertil Brandin
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • B60R1/02Rear-view mirror arrangements
    • B60R1/06Rear-view mirror arrangements mounted on vehicle exterior
    • B60R1/062Rear-view mirror arrangements mounted on vehicle exterior with remote control for adjusting position

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A mirror positioning apparatus includes a support arm rigidly attachable to an interior surface of a vehicle, a central mirror coupled to the support arm for pivotal movement about a sensor pivot point, the central mirror having a reflective front surface, at least one sensor for sensing pivotal movements of the central mirror about the sensor pivot point and generating sensor output signals indicative of the pivotal movements, at least one side mirror disposed on an exterior side of the vehicle, a selection mechanism for selecting one or none of the at least one side mirror to be positioned and for generating a selection signal indicative of a selected side mirror, a computer processor electronically coupled to the sensor and the selection mechanism, the computer processor being configured for receiving the selection signal and the sensor output signals and for generating side mirror position signals based on the sensor output signals, and a side mirror motor operatively coupled to each of the at least one side mirror for receiving the side mirror position signals and positioning the selected side mirror in accordance therewith.
PCT/IB2009/005585 2008-05-14 2009-05-13 Apparatus for positioning the side mirrors of a vehicle using the central mirror WO2009138861A3 (en)

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US5194789A (en) * 1991-08-02 1993-03-16 United Technologies Automotive, Inc. Automatic mirror repositioning system diagnostics
WO1996016838A1 (en) * 1994-11-25 1996-06-06 Brandin Bertil A Methods and apparatus for automating the adjustment of rearview mirrors
US20030021001A1 (en) * 1996-07-11 2003-01-30 Donnelly Corporation Rear vision system for a vehicle equipped with a vehicle communication network

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5194789A (en) * 1991-08-02 1993-03-16 United Technologies Automotive, Inc. Automatic mirror repositioning system diagnostics
WO1996016838A1 (en) * 1994-11-25 1996-06-06 Brandin Bertil A Methods and apparatus for automating the adjustment of rearview mirrors
US20030021001A1 (en) * 1996-07-11 2003-01-30 Donnelly Corporation Rear vision system for a vehicle equipped with a vehicle communication network

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