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Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to vehicle sun visors.
Background of the Invention
Vehicle sun visors have by necessity been designed to fit specific vehicles. Accordingly a large variety of sun visors are required to fit the large number of different vehicles.
Known sun visors attach to the gutter surrounding the vehicle roof. In currently manufactured vehicles, there is the tendency to eliminate the use of the gutter, accordingly known sun visors cannot be secured in position.
Objects and Summary of the Invention
It is the object of the present invention to overcome or
substantially ameliorate the above disadvantages.
It is disclosed herein a vehicle sun visor comprising at least one support adapted to be affixed to a vehicle front or rear glass window; and a visor member of generally sheet configuration to the extend either forward or rearward over the window, said member having at least one mounting portion to engage said support to securely attach the visor member to said support.
Brief Description of the Drawings
A preferred form of the present invention will be now be described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a schematic perspective view of the front windshield area of a motor vehicle, with a sun visor applied thereto;
Figure 2 is a schematic parts exploded view of the sun visor of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a schematic side elevation of the vehicle and sun visor of Figure 1 ;
Figure 4 is a schematic parts exploded view of a visor member employed in the visor of Figure 1;
Figure 5 is. a schematic front elevation of a portion of the visor of Figure 1 ; and
Figure 6 is a schematic side elevation of the visor of Figure 1 during assembly.

Best Mode and Other Embodiments of the Invention
In the accompanying Figs 1-6 there is schematically depicted an example of a sun visor 10 to be installed on the front windscreen 11 of the motor vehicle 12. It should be appreciated that the visor 10 may also be installed on the rear vehicle window.
The visor 10 includes one or more, preferably three supports 13, which are adapted to be secured to the glass window 11 or windscreen. Each support 13 includes a mounting channel portion 14 defining a slot 15 which is to project generally upwardly. The channel 14 may include a base flange 30.
The sun visor 10 also includes a visor member 16 which is of a generally sheet configuration and includes one or more integral mounting fins 17 that fit within the slots 15 and which project from a lower surface of the visor member 16. Threaded fasteners or adhesives may be used to secure the flanges 17 to the supports 13.
The visor member 16 may also include a pair of planar portions 18 and a central adaptor 19 joining the planar portions 18. The adaptor 19 has a pair of side grooves 20 on opposite edges into which the planar portions 18 fit. If so required, the planar portions 18 may be secured to the central adaptor 19 by threaded fasteners or adhesives.
To adjust the visor 10 to the configuration of the particular vehicle, the fins 17 may be cut to the desired length and angle, as can be the planar portions 18, particularly the interior edge which fits in the side groove 20.
It should be appreciated that the invention is not limited by the precise configuration of the channel and mounting fins. More particularly, the configuration of the fin and channel arrangement may be reversed so that the channel and slot 15 are integral with the visor member, planar portion 18 or adaptor 19 with the fin instead being located on a base flange 30. Further the interconnection between the visor member and supports 13 may include hinges or pivots.
Industrial Applicability
The device of the present invention may be fabricated according to conventional manufacturing methods to produce a visor which offers advantages over prior art visors.