05100095 is referenced by 265 patents and cites 66 patents.

A windshield mounted, vehicular accessory mounting assembly is adapted to be small and compact and to reduce occupant injuries upon impact. The assembly includes a base and a coupling member releasably mounted on the base. The coupling member includes a support for mounting a vehicle accessory such as a rearview mirror. A breakaway fastening assembly extends through an aperture in the base to allow separation of the coupling member and vehicle accessory from the base should an impact occur. A series of projections extend between the periphery of the base aperture and the coupling member and are received in corresponding recesses to position the coupling member, provide a stable, three point connection, and prevent its rotation unless it separates from the base. The assembly may also include a swivel support arm to allow adjustment of the accessory position and to further reduce injuries.

Title
Breakaway vehicle accessory mount
Application Number
7/662787
Publication Number
5100095
Application Date
March 1, 1991
Publication Date
March 31, 1992
Inventor
Robert L Bingle
Holland
MI, US
Larry R Magnuson
Muskegon
MI, US
Wayne Vandenbrink
West Olive
MI, US
Theodore M Haan
Byron Center
MI, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
F16M 13/00
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