Printed appliqué and method thereof

  • US 10,126,624 B2
  • Filed: 09/20/2016
  • Issued: 11/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electro-optic assembly, comprising:

  • a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface substantially parallel to the first surface;

    a rear substrate spaced from and substantially parallel to the front substrate, the rear substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface substantially parallel to the third surface;

    an electrical contact for providing an electrical connection to an electrode in proximity to an electro-optic material, the contact having an extension at least partially over a transmissive portion of the fourth surface in a transmissive region of the rear substrate, wherein the transmissive region is configured to transmit light from the fourth surface to the first surface of the front substrate;

    an adhesive pad disposed between a portion of the electrical contact and the transmissive portion of the fourth surface; and

    an appliquè

    on at least the transmissive portion of the fourth surface abutting the adhesive pad, the appliquè

    having a contact-obscuring region in proximity to the extension of the electrical contact,wherein the electro-optic material is disposed between the second surface and the third surface.

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