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1. WO2000041914 - A MIRROR ROTATION MECHANISM

Publication Number WO/2000/041914
Publication Date 20.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/AU2000/000009
International Filing Date 11.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 07.08.2000
IPC
B60R 1/074 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Optical viewing arrangements
02Rear-view mirror arrangements
06mounted on vehicle exterior
062with remote control for adjusting position
07by electrically powered actuator
074for retracting the mirror arrangements to a non-use position alongside the vehicle
CPC
B60R 1/074
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Optical viewing arrangements
02Rear-view mirror arrangements
06mounted on vehicle exterior
062with remote control for adjusting position
07by electrically powered actuators
074for retracting the mirror arrangements to a non-use position alongside the vehicle
Applicants
  • SCHEFENACKER VISION SYSTEMS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD [AU/AU]; Sherriffs Road Lonsdale, S.A. 5160, AU (AllExceptUS)
  • VAN DE LOO, Paul [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • VAN DE LOO, Paul; AU
Agents
  • MADDERNS; 1st Floor 64 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide, S.A. 5000, AU
Priority Data
PP 809311.01.1999AU
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) A MIRROR ROTATION MECHANISM
(FR) MECANISME PERMETTANT LA ROTATION D'UN MIROIR
Abstract
(EN)
The invention relates to a rotation mechanism (10) for an external rear view mirror for a motor vehicle, which moves the mirror from a deployed in-use position to a parked position where it is as closed to the vehicle body as possible. The invention comprises a mounting bracket (11), a mirror head rotatably supported on the mounting bracket (11), a lead screw (36) rotatably journalled within said mirror head, a drive means (35) to rotate the lead screw (36), and a nut member (43) that is threadably engaged to the lead screw (36) and which is held with respect to the mounting bracket (11) so that the mirror head is caused to rotate with respect to the mounting bracket (11) and the drive means (35) rotates the lead screw (36) with respect to the nut member (43). The invention provides a more robust drive means to move a mirror head by comparison to conventional worm drive gears and spur gears, which are not generally suited to applications where higher loads are required to move the mirror head.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un mécanisme (10) permettant la rotation du rétroviseur extérieur d'une automobile, ce mécanisme permettant de faire passer le miroir d'une position d'utilisation déployée à une position parking, ledit miroir se positionnant alors aussi près que possible de la carrosserie. Cette invention comprend un support de fixation (11), une tête miroir montée rotative sur ledit support de fixation (11), une vis de commande (36) tourillonnée rotative dans ladite tête miroir, un moyen d'entraînement (35) permettant la rotation de la vis de commande (36) et une partie écrou (43) qui est vissée sur la vis de commande (36) et qui est solidaire du support de fixation (11) de sorte que la tête miroir soit soumise à une rotation par rapport audit support de fixation (1), et que le moyen d'entraînement (35) imprime un mouvement de rotation à la vis de commande (36) par rapport à la partie écrou (43). L'invention concerne aussi un moyen d'entraînement conçu pour faire bouger une tête miroir et plus robuste que des vis sans fin d'entraînement ou des engrenages droits classiques, qui ne sont généralement pas adaptés à des applications requérant des charges plus élevées pour faire bouger la tête miroir.
Also published as
DE10083723
GBGB0118092.6
US09889021
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