Vehicle head up display system

  • US 10,139,978 B2
  • Filed: 05/19/2017
  • Issued: 11/27/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/20/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A head up display system for a vehicle, said head up display system comprising:

  • an image projection device disposed in a vehicle equipped with said head up display system, said image projection device comprising a biaxial microelectromechanical scanner and at least one light source operable to emit light;

    wherein light emitted by said at least one light source is projected by said biaxial microelectromechanical scanner towards a windshield of the equipped vehicle so as to form an image that is viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle viewing the windshield when driving the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said image projection device is disposed at an interior rearview mirror assembly disposed in the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises a minor casing having a bezel, and wherein a plurality of actuatable elements are arranged along a portion of said bezel, and wherein said actuatable elements are integrally formed at said portion of said bezel during said molding operation that forms said bezel, said actuatable elements each comprising a molded plastic material body portion and a molded plastic material flexible portion, said molded plastic material flexible portion connecting said molded plastic material body portion to the remainder of said bezel so that said body portion is movable relative to the remainder of said bezel via flexing of said flexible portion when said actuatable element is actuated by a user pressing said body portion, and wherein circuitry is disposed within said mirror casing and has electrical actuation switches located generally proximate to and rearward of said body portions of said actuatable elements.

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