05330149 is referenced by 213 patents and cites 35 patents.

A breakaway accessory mounting assembly for vehicles for supporting rearview mirrors and other accessories includes a base mounted on a vehicle panel surface such as a window, and a coupler engaging the base and having a support mounting the rearview mirror or other accessory. Retaining means such as a wire or stamped metal spring, or a resilient plate extend between the base and coupler and allow installation by slidably receiving the coupler on the base in a lateral direction followed by rotation of the coupler with respect to the base to an installed position about a predetermined first axis without further lateral sliding movement. The retaining means also resiliently hold the base and coupler together in the installed position, and allow release of the coupler from the base in three different separation modes when a predetermined force is imposed on the coupler or supported mirror or other accessory. Positioning means are provided to position the coupler in the installed position on the base.

Title
Breakaway accessory mounting for vehicles
Application Number
8/10615
Publication Number
5330149
Application Date
January 28, 1993
Publication Date
July 19, 1994
Inventor
Dennis J TenBroeke
Hudsonville
MI, US
Stephen J Forbes
Wyoming
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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