04733336 is referenced by 341 patents and cites 85 patents.

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.

Title
Lighted/information case assembly for rearview mirrors
Application Number
6/879158
Publication Number
4733336
Application Date
June 26, 1986
Publication Date
March 22, 1988
Inventor
Charles M Flowerday
Holland
MI, US
Dorothy J Helder
Holland
MI, US
Eldon J Nyhof
Zeeland
MI, US
William P Lantz
Holland
MI, US
Kenneth Schofield
Holland
MI, US
Brian I Skogler
Spring Lake
MI, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
B60Q 1/00
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