06318870 is referenced by 278 patents and cites 17 patents.

A ball and toggle assembly for a prismatic interior rearview mirror of a vehicle comprises a ball and body member and a toggle member. The ball and body member and the toggle member are separately formed from separate polymeric materials and joined together. The flexural moduli of the separate materials are selected such that the ball and body member is substantially rigid while the toggle member is flexible. The toggle member is preferably molded over the body member and secured thereto via a mechanical interconnection of the toggle member material to the body member material. Preferably, the ball and body member comprises an engineering polymer, such as a glass-filled thermoplastic material, while the toggle member comprises a polyolefin, such as a homopolymer or co-polymer polypropylene material.

Title
Toggle assembly for rearview mirror
Application Number
9/533127
Publication Number
6318870 (B1)
Application Date
March 23, 2000
Publication Date
November 20, 2001
Inventor
Jerry L Beck
Zeeland
MI, US
Ralph A Spooner
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
US
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G02B 5/08
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