Abstract: A lighted travel mirror adapted to alternatively stand alone or be hand held including a housing with a pair of side lights, a reflective surface on one surface, a side having a lower edge, and an elongate recess opening to the housing along the lower edge. The recess includes slots upon opposing sides to receive a base support slidingly and frictionally mounted in the recess, and the support includes pivot arms at its inner end with the pivot arms being operatively engaged with the slots. The result is a mirror with a base support which can be alternatively stored within the recess or withdrawn from the recess and pivoted so as to form a stable T-shaped base for the mirror.
Abstract: An interior light for a vehicle includes a lamp housing for attachment to a vehicle with a lamp positioned within the housing. A cover panel is coupled to the housing, and a light control panel is slidably mounted between the housing and cover panel. The light control panel includes at least a pair of spaced sections which can be selectively aligned with the lamp, with each of the sections uniquely controlling light from the lamp to provide a selectable lighting effect by movement of the light control panel.
January 13, 1986
Date of Patent:
August 11, 1987
Ronald A. Dykstra, Mark W. Hawks, Jerry M. De Jong
Abstract: A vehicle visor having a mirror and cover includes a body member with one of a socket or pivot axle for receiving, in a snap-in fashion, the cover which includes the other of a socket or axle and pivotally moves with respect to the body member between closed and open positions. A tension spring extends from the body member to the cover at a position remote from the pivot axis of the cover to provide an over-center spring for alternately urging the cover toward open or closed positions. In one embodiment of the invention, the cover is employed in connection with an illuminated mirror in which the cover also has a recess for holding an electrical contact which is press-fit into the recess and includes an extending portion which engages a fixed electrical contact for applying power to lamps associated with the illuminated mirror when the cover is moved toward an open position.
Abstract: A mirror assembly comprising a shallow dish-like housing containing at least one pair of elongate conductors together defining an electrically-conductive seating for at least one electric lamp to be mounted therebetween within the housing, the conductors extending with the interior of the housing to terminal connectors, whereby connection to an electrical supply externally of the housing can be effected, a frame or bezel detachably secured around the periphery of the housing and defining a first aperture closed by a mirror facing outwardly of the housing and at least one second aperture containing a lens through which light from the or each lamp, when energized, will be so directed as to illuminate a region in front of the mirror. The mirror is spaced from the base of the housing and the rear surface of the mirror.
Abstract: A portable auxiliary light having a case, a battery positioned within the case, and a light house on the end of the case. The light also has bellows interattaching the case and the light house and a related circuitry positioned in the case. The method for lighting includes locating the light behind a rear view mirror such that a recess in the case straddles the support post of the rear view mirror, and securing the light to the mirror. A switch on the case is activated to furnish lighting to the inside of the automobile.
Abstract: An illuminated covered visor mirror for mounting within a vehicle's visor includes a mirror frame having a pair of spaced resilient sockets for receiving hinge pins extending from a cover for hinging the cover to the mirror frame. The sockets and hinge pins include cooperating camming means to provide snap-action closing of the cover holding the cover in the closed position over the mirror when not in use and similarly in an open position for exposing the mirror for use.