Adjustable Patents (Class 362/142)
  • Patent number: 5959792
    Abstract: An ergonomic vehicle inspection mirror apparatus has a handle, a pole or casing, and a foot. Mounted on the foot is a rotatable mirror. The mirror is attached to the foot by means of a pivot shaft, about which the mirror is capable of two degrees of rotational freedom, in order to turn the plane of the mirror at various angles with respect to the foot. Rotation about the pivot shaft is actuated by an electric motor in the foot. The motor is interconnected with a toggle switch in the handle. Pushing the switch in a particular direction causes the mirror to rotate in that direction. The inspector can place the foot of the device under the vehicle with the pole at an attitude that is chosen to be comfortable. Thereafter, the mirror may be rotated with the switch so as to direct the line of sight at various points under the vehicle body without having to readjust the pole for each angle of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Abdalla M. Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 5930060
    Abstract: A mirror device includes a mirror attached to a frame which is pivotally coupled to a support at a pivot shaft. A cover is secured to the frame and made of electric conductive material. A conductive fastener is secured to the cover. One or more light bulbs are disposed in the cover and coupled to a contact switch which is coupled to the conductive fastener for coupling the light bulb to the cover and for allowing the contact switch to be actuated via the cover. A bracket is secured to the cover for supporting the light bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Sen Tien Shih
  • Patent number: 5906424
    Abstract: A lighted visor mirror assembly is provided. The lighted visor mirror assembly includes a mirror having a first side, a light source, and a door. The light source is located adjacent to the first side of the mirror. The door has a translucent portion and an opaque portion. As the door is moved from a closed position covering the mirror and the light source, to an open position uncovering the mirror, the translucent portion of the door is positioned with respect to the light source such that the intensity of the light from the light source passing through the translucent portion of the door is increased by progressively uncovering the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Don Mangas Peterson
  • Patent number: 5890792
    Abstract: A sun visor or other accessory for a motor vehicle. The sun visor includes a body made of rigid foam in which various structures (such as a support pin, detent and pivot arm) are insert molded. The foam has a rigidity which is sufficient to support said sun visor without requiring any additional reinforcing structures such as a support frame, support wire or centerboard. The pivot arm and detent are provided within a casing that prevents the foam from affecting the operation of the detent. Also insert molded into the body of the visor are mounts for an illuminated vanity. Terminals from a power supply are mounted in predetermined positions relative to the body so that when the vanity is mounted to the body, contacts coupled to a lamp and mounted to the vanity in predetermined positions, are caused engage the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Takata, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Finn, James R. Jones, Kirk Jensen
  • Patent number: 5685629
    Abstract: A vanity mirror assembly electrical circuit includes stamped conductors with projections for affixing the conductors to a rigid insulative backing member. In a preferred embodiment, the backing member further serves to support the vanity mirror in a frame assembly. In a preferred embodiment, the projections comprise rosettes which mount the conductors to a fiberboard backing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Hemmeke, Corbin L. Collet
  • Patent number: 5636918
    Abstract: A precision sighting device is provided for viewing dark recesses as well as obstructed areas in general which are difficult to see with the naked eye comprising a longitudinally extendable/retractable rigid rodlike member, a focusable light source mounted at one end of the rodlike member, longitudinally parallel and adjacent to the rodlike member by at least one holding bracket such that light may be emitted from the focusable light source and directed lengthwise and parallel to the rodlike member toward an opposite end of the rodlike member, a tandem ball joint at said opposite end of the rodlike member formed in part by a first ball integral to said opposite end of the rodlike member, and a mirror pivotally connected by a flange extending from a peripheral portion of the mirror, to a second ball of said tandem ball joint--such that light emitted from the focusable light source may form a focal point or area on the center of the mirror at an exponential number of positions of the mirror with respect to a fo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Lott
  • Patent number: 5576898
    Abstract: An optical system for viewing the rear seat area of a vehicle through a rearview mirror and a roof mounted forward facing mirror is provided. The forward facing mirror is mounted with the headliner in a fixed or adjustable manner and there is a friction hinge for moving the mirror from a substantially flush position with the headliner to an extended position projecting from the headliner. Lights can be provided with the mirror to enhance the image of the rear seat. The mirror system in the rear of the vehicle can be multi-purpose. It can act as a forward facing mirror, alternatively it can swivel to act as a sun visor to a side window, or alternatively the reverse side of a double mirror system can be used as a vanity mirror with illumination as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Sheri J. Rubin
  • Patent number: 5528470
    Abstract: An illuminated vanity mirror assembly is provided for snap mounting in a vehicular sun visor. A cover is hinged to a base member carrying the mirror for opening rotation along an axis parallel to the swinging axis of the visor with the cover containing the lighting. In a preferred embodiment the assembly has a round compact shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Jay Roberts Company
    Inventor: Jay R. White
  • Patent number: 5453915
    Abstract: A lighted adjustable mirror with clamp is disclosed. The device consists of a illuminated two-surfaced mirror--one surface without magnification, the other surface with magnification. The mirror, housed within a frame, is pivitolly attached to a bracket. The bracket is pivitolly attached to a flexible column. The mirror is free to pivot about mutually perpendicular axes with the column adding further multi-directional adjustment. The column is attached to a clamp for easy securement to a variety of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Inventor: Raymond L. Bradley, III
  • Patent number: 5428484
    Abstract: A hand held telescoping mirror device includes a light bulb situated to provide a broad illumination region. The device includes several useful features such as a telescoping arm that retracts within the handle, a twist type on-off switch, and a mirror that's interchangeable with a magnifying glass. In addition, the handle and telescoping arm are separable from the rest of the device so that they may be reconnected to various accessories such as a brush or magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventor: Michael W. Baker
  • Patent number: 5392162
    Abstract: An illuminated travel make-up mirror comprising a frame for pivotally mounting a mirror used in applying make-up. Small incandescent bulbs are arranged in a frame in spaced and opposing parallel rows in juxtaposition with the mirror, with the bulbs being seated in parallel paraboloidal reflectors and having their filaments located at the focus of the paraboloid. The axes of the bulbs and of the reflectors in each row are inclined at an angle with respect to the frame and towards each other so that the light rays therefrom converge at a locus or point beyond the face of a user to maximize illumination of the user's face.The bulbs are powered by electric batteries and switching impedance or resistance means are provided for dimming or reducing the intensity of the light rays. The mirror is provided with hinged front and rear covers and when folded towards each other allow the mirror to be self-supported for use on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Inventor: Dov Z. Glucksman
  • Patent number: 5353466
    Abstract: A rearview mirror wiper system for use on a truck, bus, passenger car or similar vehicles. The basic system can be supplied as original equipment on a vehicle or as a replacement for a wiperless original equipment rearview mirror. The wiper system fits in any number of aesthetically pleasing enclosures that are harmonious with the overall vehicle design. It is further characterized by a low profile vertically oriented armless wiper assembly that wipes from side to side, an electric power control that regularly reverses polarity, and an assembly of pulleys and a cable that imparts motion to a wiper blade. At each end of the wiper blade's range of travel is a switch that cuts off electric power until the power control changes polarity. If two rearview mirror wipers are installed on one vehicle, a common power control assures the left and right wiper motions are synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventors: Darrel L. Smith, Donnie Knight
  • Patent number: 5205639
    Abstract: A lighted mirror sun visor assembly including a molded plastic base core member and a molded plastic cover core member. The exterior surface of the core members are covered with an upholstery material. The pivot rod, visor storage position spring, lighting circuit including lamps, mirror and sliding door are all preloaded into the base core member. Finally the cover core member is snapped locked to the base core member and the upholstery material is permanently held in place by separate retention means creating a unique seam with an overall aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Inventors: Jay E. White, Jay R. White
  • Patent number: 5174644
    Abstract: Mirror and illumination unit for motor vehicles, comprising a shell (6) flush mounted in the vehicle ceiling (1). A panel (11) with a mirror (12) is hinged at the front edge of the shell (6). An illumination unit (10) is mounted at the rear edge of the shell. A screen (15) provided on the panel with light emitting slots (14) covers, when the panel is in its folded-up position, the illumination unit, so that the face directed lighting will be less when the mirror is in its folded-up position than when it is folded out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Autopart Sweden AB
    Inventors: Bengt Hermansson, Sven Elfversson
  • Patent number: 5059015
    Abstract: A side view mirror assembly for securement to each side of an associated vehicle. The mirror assembly includes a translucent lens projecting through an exterior side wall of an associated mirror housing wherein an illumination member is in electrical communication with the turning signals and emergency circuitry of an associated automobile. Modifications of the invention include a front mirror frame pivotal downwardly to provide access to an interior cavity of the mirror housing for storage of replacement bulbs and accessory items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Donald Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 5054839
    Abstract: A lighted mirror sun visor assembly including a molded plastic base core member and a molded plastic cover core member. The exterior surface of the core members are covered with an upholstery material. The pivot rod, visor storage position spring, lighting circuit including lamps, mirror and sliding door are all preloaded into the base core member. Finally the cover core member is snapped locked to the base core member and the upholstery material is permanently held in place by separate retention means creating a unique seam with an overall aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Inventors: Jay E. White, Jay R. White
  • Patent number: 5014169
    Abstract: A sun visor for a motor vehicle is disclosed in which the sun visor (1) is movable from an in use position to a stored position. The sun visor (1) includes a vanity mirror (2) viewable when the sun visor (1) is in its in use position and illumination means (19) to selectively provide additional illumination of a user of the vanity mirror (2). The illumination means (19) is arranged to additionally supply illumination for the interior of the motor vehicle when the sun visor (1) is in its stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Rover Group Limited
    Inventor: Howard L. Chetwynd
  • Patent number: 4995712
    Abstract: (1) A light radiation stand for holding a fiber optic cable which transmits light rays therethrough and emits the same from its light-emitting end is described. The light radiation stand has a pole removably mounted to the stand and a mirror rotatably mounted on said pole. The mirror has a concave surface on one side and a convex surface on the other side. Furthermore a plane mirror is rotatably mounted on the middle portion of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Kei Mori
  • Patent number: 4979079
    Abstract: To maximize the areas of a vanity mirror and an illumination lid and to allow the illumination lid to be adjustably pivoted to obtain a desirable illumination angle, a vanity mirror is attached to a bottom surface of a square recess formed in the sun visor body, and an illumination lid provided with a lamp is slidably fitted to and moved away from the square recess to expose the vanity mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Tawaraya
  • Patent number: 4916595
    Abstract: A cabin light unit for an automotive vehicle includes a vanity mirror section arranged at a location adjoining a cabin light source. The vanity mirror section is pivotably supported on a supporting plate via a stay so as to be movable between a housed position in which the vanity mirror faces the supporting plate, and an operating position in which the vanity mirror section projects from the supporting plate. The stay has a plurality of pivotal axes so that any desired positioning and directional orientation of the vanity mirror can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masao Naruke, Hideyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 4910648
    Abstract: A visor mounting bracket includes a lamp housing integrally formed with the visor mounting bracket and a lens covering a lamp socket and lamp mounted therein with an electrical supply line extending through the bracket for connection to the vehicle's electrical power supply system. Such construction provides a unique dual functioning structure which provides desirable interior lighting for a vehicle at a unique location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Kim L. Van Order, Kenneth D. Kreuze
  • Patent number: 4884176
    Abstract: A lighted tri-view medicine cabinet which may be mounted on a wall surface. Three access doors are provided to the cabinet interior, each of which has an outer mirrored surface so that the two outer doors may be pivoted relative to the central door for facilitating full face reflective viewing. A soft diffused light is provided about the entire peripheral surface of the cabinet, such that the aesthetic appearance of the cabinet is enhanced as well as providing a source of soft diffused light which may be reflectively applied to the face of a person using the cabinet by the positioning of the outer reflective surface of the cabinet doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Pace Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Palka, Robert B. Rekart
  • Patent number: 4809140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle sun visor comprising an illuminated mirror (2) and a sliding panel (6) to cover the mirror when the mirror is not in use. According to the invention the dimensions of the sliding panel are such that the lighting units (3,4) are covered by the panel when in its position covering the mirror (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: Autopart Sweden AB
    Inventor: Mats Jonsas
  • Patent number: 4807096
    Abstract: A carrier module is disclosed for supporting lights for illuminating portions of a vehicle interior, instruments such as directional compasses or the like, and controls such as switches or instrument adjustment units. The carrier modules may be mounted in housings on the vehicle interior. Each module preferably includes a rigid body or support and a pair of spaced mounting projections thereon for removably mounting the carrier module in a housing or other support. One of the mounting projections is resilient. An opening is provided in the body adjacent the resilient projection to allow insertion of a tool for releasing the module from the housing or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Brian I. Skogler, Kenneth Schofield, William P. Lantz, Eldon J. Nyhof, Dorothy J. Helder, Charles M. Flowerday
  • Patent number: 4761719
    Abstract: A dental lighting device arranged such that the light from a light source is reflected by a reflection plate and is cast into the inside of the mouth, wherein a mirror member used to look at the inside the mouth is provided in combination with a lighting device component so that the mirror member can take a mirror use posture where the surface of the mirror member is almost perpendicular to the light beam from the reflection plate at least when the mirror member is used. The mirror member of the lighting device can also take a mirror non-use posture where the mirror surface does not intercept the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Morita Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kosaku Yamada
  • Patent number: 4751618
    Abstract: A lighted automobile vanity mirror for mounting on an automobile sun visor has a switch for operating the illumination only when the vanity mirror is in the vertical position. This switch is a ball contact switch which rolls from an inoperative horizontal position of the vanity mirror to an operative vertical position where gravity draws the ball switch into contact with the circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Rally Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc R. Iacovelli
  • Patent number: 4740028
    Abstract: Sunvisors provided with vanity mirrors usually have the mirror, with or without illumination, fixed to the upper surface of the visor when in the stowed position, and to avoid undesirable reflections a cover is sometimes provided. Also, various switches are provided to control energization of the lighting means when present. The invention simplifies this kind of visor by arranging that the mirror is carried by a hinge (7b) near the lower margins of the visor to open out therefrom downwardly from a stowed position facing into a recess (11) in the upper surface of the visor. The lower edge of the visor may be relieved as at (12) to maximize the hingeing angle of the mirror so as to achieve compactness while satisfying visor safety requirements. The wire frame (7) of the visor may be joggled inwards at (7a) and (8a) to provide hinge pins and electrical connections (7b) and (8b) for the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Incoils Ltd.
    Inventor: John Connor
  • Patent number: 4734831
    Abstract: A visor for a vehicle includes a vanity mirror assembly which is movable from a stored position within a compartment formed in the visor body to a first use position attached to but extended from the visor body. The vanity mirror assembly can also be detached from the visor for remote use. In the preferred embodiment, the mirror is illuminated by one or more lamps powered by a self-contained rechargeable power source in the vanity mirror assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Keyser, Russell L. Clark
  • Patent number: 4733336
    Abstract: A case assembly for vehicular rearview mirrors adapted to support lights for illuminating portions of the vehicle interior, instruments such as directional compasses or the like, and controls such as switches or instrument adjustment units. The case includes one, and preferably two, spaced, removable carrier modules fitted generally flush with the bottom of the mirror case. The carrier modules may include varying combinations of light assemblies for map reading, courtesy or console illumination, switches, and controls for compasses, clocks, electronic or other instruments. A preferred light arrangement provides illumination of areas below and outwardly of the case ends with brighter, targeted lighting areas in the lap areas of persons seated in the front seats of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Brian I. Skogler, Kenneth Schofield, William P. Lantz, Eldon J. Nyhof, Dorothy J. Helder, Charles M. Flowerday
  • Patent number: 4646210
    Abstract: A vehicular rearview mirror and light assembly which provides map and/or courtesy lighting for the vehicle interior. One or more separate housings are removably secured to the back of the mirror case and support one or more light assemblies within the space interior of the mirror case through one or more openings in back. Each assembly may include one or more light sources. A reflector/heat sink and/or a light directing lens are optionally included. Preferably, when mounted in a typical rearview mirror position adjacent a windshield, light is directed downwardly and laterally outwardly of either end of the assembly, toward the driver and front seat passenger and laterally inwardly toward the center or console area between the driver and passenger. Lighting of the instrument panel and glare in the driver's eyes are avoided or minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Brian I. Skogler, Eldon J. Nyhof, William L. Katsma
  • Patent number: 4486819
    Abstract: A panel includes a mirror surrounded on three sides by a generally U-shaped light source for providing illumination of the mirror for use as a vanity mirror under low ambient light conditions. The panel, in one embodiment of the invention is an integral portion of a body of a visor or a panel which is slidably extended from a visor. The U-shaped light and mirror panel can be pivoted when in an extended position such that the light and mirror can be utilized while the visor is in a raised, stored position or in a lowered use position. The panel is, in one embodiment, coupled to an X-shaped bracket with the legs forming the bracket pivotally coupled to one another. One end of each leg is pivotally coupled to one of an anchoring member or the visor panel and the opposite end pivotally and slidably mounted to one of the anchoring member or the visor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Konrad H. Marcus, Carl W. Flowerday, Dennis J. Fleming
  • Patent number: 4443831
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Inventors: Timothy D. Godfrey, Rodger L. Smith
  • Patent number: 4411467
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a sun visor for an automotive vehicle wherein the foamed body of the sun visor is surrounded by a covering layer of flexible, foil material. The sun visor body has a recess defined in it for holding a mirror or the housing that supports the mirror. The section of the covering layer overlapping the recess is more expansible than the remainder of the covering layer. To make this section more expansible, it is punched with holes defining a lattice of the material, and various shapes holes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1983
    Assignee: Gebr. Happich GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Cziptschirsch, Klaus-Peter Kaiser, Gerhard Zwirner
  • Patent number: 4337506
    Abstract: An adjustable floor or table lamp has a diffuser globe surrounding a light source for providing general diffuse light in a room, and an adjustable reflector above the diffuser for reflecting a portion of the light and thereby intensifying the light in a reading area. The diffuser may be open at its top for directing brighter light to the reflector and thus to the reading area. The reflector may be a two-sided mirror, with one side planar and the other non-planar, with the mirror mounted on a horizontal pivot axis over the diffuser and light source. In other embodiments an adjustable lamp includes multiple mirrors receiving light from a single source and reflecting it in concentrated beams in different directions. A small mirror may be positioned between a larger mirror and the light source, or the mirror closer to the source may be partially transmissive, or both mirrors may be together in a compound gimbaled apparatus, with the mirrors separately adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Inventor: James I. Terada
  • Patent number: 4314314
    Abstract: An illuminated mirror device is provided as an aid to application of cosmetics. The mirror device provides two mirror-carrying wings that are pivotable between an open planar position and a closed, cassette-like, construction that conveniently provides the mirror device with character as a travel appliance. Pivoting of the wings is about a translucent tube that surrounds an electrically energized source of illumination, and which tube transmits light to the wings which, by reason of their character, guide light therethrough to the free edges of the wings from where illumination is directed toward the object that is to be seen in the mirrors. The wings are provided with inclined border surfaces from which light is reflected toward the object to be illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Inventor: Otto Hubner
  • Patent number: 4241383
    Abstract: A cosmetic mirror comprising a mirror housing having a centrally-located aperture therein, lighting means mounted within the housing laterally adjacent the aperture, a mirror assembly comprising two back-to-back mirrors pivotally mounted within the aperture, a rotatable support stand attachment secured to the housing, comprising a rotatable cylindrical support bar having a center aperture section therein, end aperture sections therein, a first set of meshing gears within the end aperture sections, spring means operatively communicating at one end thereof with the meshing gears and at the opposite end thereof with the end aperture sections of the rotatable support bar for outwardly biasing the meshing gears in the end aperture sections, and a second set of meshing sections fixed to the mirror housing at the base thereof or fixed to guide rails slidably secured within said mirror housing at the base thereof for contacting the first set of meshing gears in a meshing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Inventor: John W. Shea
  • Patent number: 4227241
    Abstract: A visor assembly incorporating a padded visor provided with a build-in lighted vanity mirror. The visor assembly also includes a padded cover which when opened uncovers the mirror and also actuates a lighting system. The lighting system then illuminates an object such as an observer of a map with a light intensity that can manually be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventor: Konrad H. Marcus
  • Patent number: 4070096
    Abstract: A casing structure supports a circular mirror having a flat polarized surface and an annular window surrounding the circular mirror. A single light source in the casing has its light directed to an annular reflector for passing light out through the annular window to illuminate a subject looking into the circular mirror. The annular window is polarized in a direction different from the polarization of the mirror and may be rotated relative to the circular mirror to change the angle of the respective polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Inventor: Joseph Jasgur