Samvardhana Motherson International has patented an exterior rearview device for automotive vehicles. The device includes a cover body with an opening, a light module with interchangeable functional devices for specific light functions, and a lens. The design allows for flexibility and customization in lighting functions. GlobalData’s report on Samvardhana Motherson International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Exterior rearview device for automotive vehicles with interchangeable light functions

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Samvardhana Motherson International Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11912200B2) discloses an innovative exterior rearview device for automotive vehicles. The device comprises a cover body with a cover body opening that covers a portion of at least one reflective element, display, or camera. It also includes a light module with interchangeable functional devices, each offering specific light functions. The first functional device provides a forward-facing spot light, while the second functional device serves as a direction indicator. The device's design allows for flexibility and customization in the type of lighting functions provided, enhancing safety and visibility for drivers.

Furthermore, the patent details the construction of the exterior rearview device, including multiple parts like a bezel that covers the reflective element, display, or camera. The functional devices are attachable to a base body within the cover body, with the light source and reflector components carefully positioned to achieve the desired light functions. The inclusion of a printed circuit board (PCB) connected to the light source ensures efficient operation. Additionally, the device's design allows for easy detachment and interchangeability of functional devices and the lens, providing versatility in adapting to different lighting needs. Overall, the patented exterior rearview device offers a practical and customizable solution for enhancing visibility and safety in automotive vehicles.

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