MCi (Mirror Controls International) Netherlands B.V.
|MCi (Mirror Controls International) Netherlands B.V. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130050856||Exterior Mirror Unit, Mirror Support, Method for Assembly of an Exterior Mirror Unit - Exterior mirror unit comprising a mirror base for attachment to a motor vehicle, a mirror support connectable with the mirror base and an actuator unit placed between the mirror support and mirror base for pivoting adjustment of the mirror support relative to the mirror base, wherein the mirror support is connectable with the actuator unit and the mirror base in a manner detachable as a whole.||02-28-2013|
|20130038957||HINGE CONSTRUCTION - A hinge assembly for a wing mirror unit for a motor vehicle comprising a central shaft and a mirror housing pivotably arranged around the central shaft. In an embodiment, a bottom surface of the mirror housing is supported on a supporting surface at the base of the central shaft and, through cooperation, first and second run-on surfaces define a predetermined angular position between the central shaft and the mirror housing corresponding to a folded-out position of the mirror housing. In an embodiment, first run-on surfaces are provided on a side of the mirror housing remote from the supporting surface, and second run-on surfaces are connected with the central shaft to be axially compliant and rotation-coupled.||02-14-2013|
|20120162796||MIRROR ADJUSTMENT DEVICE - A mirror adjustment device, in particular for a motor vehicle, comprising a mirror foot for mounting on a motor vehicle and a mirror housing adjustably connected with the mirror foot, wherein the mirror housing is adjustable between a folded-in position in which the mirror housing is situated substantially along the motor vehicle and a folded-out position in which the mirror housing is situated substantially transversely to the motor vehicle. The mirror housing is adjustable between a first position in which a slit is present between neighboring surfaces of the mirror housing and the mirror foot and a second position in which the neighboring surfaces of the mirror housing and the mirror foot substantially abut against each other. The mirror adjustment device comprises an elastic element for biasing the mirror housing towards the first position and is provided with cooperating elements for, under the influence of the elastic element, bringing the mirror housing into the first position when adjusting the mirror housing between the folded-in position and the folded-out position.||06-28-2012|
|20110317298||MIRROR ADJUSTMENT UNIT PROVIDED WITH AN ELECTRIC ACCESSORY - A mirror adjustment unit for a rearview mirror of a motor vehicle includes a mirror adjustment mechanism and a mirror support. The minor support is couplable to the mirror adjustment mechanism, and includes at least one electric accessory. The mirror adjustment mechanism includes a plurality of prong-shaped electrically conductive elements configured to electrically connect the electric accessory of the mirror support with at least one of the conductive elements of the mirror adjustment mechanism by plug connection.||12-29-2011|
|20110261476||DRIVE UNIT FOR MIRROR ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM - A drive unit for a mirror adjustment mechanism includes a housing and a drive motor mounted in the housing for driving a drive train. In an embodiment, the drive train comprises a planetary gear system. The drive train may include a coupling to the housing and, in an embodiment, the coupling may comprise a ratchet coupling. Further, in an embodiment, the housing and the drive train may be provided with a ratchet element.||10-27-2011|
|20110068662||HINGE ACTUATOR AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING TWO PARTS OF A HINGE ACTUATOR RELATIVE TO EACH OTHER - A hinge actuator includes a first part, a second part, an electric drive, a coupling, and an auxiliary coupling. The first part and second part are configured for connection via the electric drive. The coupling is provided between the first part and the second part such that, in a first position, the first part and the second part are connected via the drive and can be pivoted relative to each other via the drive, and, in a second position, the first part and the second part are not connected to each other via the drive and can be pivoted relative to each other manually. In an embodiment, first stops are included on the coupling and the auxiliary coupling, and second stops are included on the coupling and the first part.||03-24-2011|
|20110012452||Drive and Drive System - Drive comprising a housing with a drive unit. The drive unit comprises an electric motor and a drive train comprising a reduction stage with an output shaft. The drive comprises an evoloid gear stage and a cover module which comprises a drive stage to be coupled with the output shaft of the drive train. The evoloid gear stage is preferably designed as a pinion with a toothing which comprises less than six, preferably two or three, teeth.||01-20-2011|
|20100275411||HINGE CONSTRUCTION AND WING MIRROR UNIT, IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A hinge construction, suitable for a wing mirror unit for a motor vehicle, includes a first hinge part configured for mounting on the motor vehicle and a second hinge part, pivotably connected with the first hinge part via a base shaft. The second hinge part is configured to support a mirror support. In an embodiment, the base shaft is translatably connected with one hinge part, the other hinge part is arranged pivotably about the base shaft, and the hinge parts cooperate via a track guide which causes the hinge parts upon pivoting to rotate and translate relative to each other.||11-04-2010|
|20100062895||REDUCTION MECHANISM - A reduction mechanism including an input gear wheel, an output gear wheel, and at least one intermediate gear wheel is disclosed. The input gear wheel is provided with outer toothing, which may be configured for coupling with a driving motor, and includes an evoloid toothing having one or two teeth. An output gear wheel is provided with an evoloid inner toothing. In an embodiment, the output gear speed during use is lower than the speed of the input gear wheel. The at least one intermediate gear wheel is operative between the input gear wheel and the output gear wheel and the rotation axis of the at least one intermediate gear wheel is fixedly arranged. In an embodiment, the reduction mechanism may be configured so that the input gear wheel, the output gear wheel, and the at least one intermediate gear wheel are situated substantially in a single plane.||03-11-2010|
|20100045225||Mirror Adjustment Mechanism, Wing Mirror Unit and Method - An electric motor circuit for controlling an electric motor of a mirror adjustment mechanism includes a switch-off circuit that is provided with a current sensor for measuring the electrical supply current and, depending thereon, generating a voltage. In an embodiment, a current branch is configured to be rendered conductive in response to the generated voltage; an electronic switch is configured to interrupt the supply current as a result of the current branch being rendered conductive. The current branch may be configured to form a first branch of a current mirror which is out of balance and is dimensioned such that the first branch does not carry current under normal operating conditions of the motor, and a second branch is conductive. In an embodiment, upon the occurrence of a supply current that is greater than a predetermined critical level, the first branch is also rendered conductive.||02-25-2010|
|20090229962||HINGE ACTUATOR AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING TWO PARTS OF A HINGE ACTUATOR RELATIVE TO EACH OTHER - The invention relates to a hinge actuator comprising a first part which is configured for connection with a second part via an electric drive. The first and the second part are provided with stops cooperating in a pivoting direction for defining a select or predetermined position of the actuator parts with respect to each other. In an embodiment, in a first position of a coupling between the first part and the second part, these parts can pivot via the electric drive. In a second position, the first part and the second part are not connected via the drive but can be pivoted relative to each other manually. Further, the first and the second part may be provided with stops only cooperating in the second position of the coupling in an opposing pivoting direction, for defining the select or predetermined position.||09-17-2009|
|20090219637||DRIVE SYSTEM, DRIVE MODULE AND REARVIEW MIRROR UNIT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A modular drive system, in particular for a driven angular adjustment of a rearview mirror support of a motor vehicle, comprising at least two drive modules, each provided with a housing with an electric motor and a drive portion driven by the electric motor, and a drivable portion for cooperation with a drive portion of another drive module, further comprising coupling means for attaching two drive modules to each other with one rotational degree of freedom by cooperation of a drive portion and a drivable portion, respectively.||09-03-2009|
Patent applications by MCi (Mirror Controls International) Netherlands B.V.