Exterior mirror with spotter mirror

  • US 10,259,392 B2
  • Filed: 05/09/2016
  • Issued: 04/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a principal reflective element comprising a mirror-coated glass substrate;

    wherein said principal reflective element has a cutout at a corner region thereof;

    a wide angle auxiliary reflective element comprising a mirror-coated glass substrate;

    a plastic back plate formed by injection molding, said back plate comprising a principal reflective element region and an auxiliary reflective element region;

    wherein said principal reflective element is disposed at said principal reflective element region of said back plate;

    wherein said wide angle auxiliary reflective element is disposed at said auxiliary reflective element region of said back plate and is adjacent to said principal reflective element at said corner region of said principal reflective element;

    a single heater pad disposed between said principal reflective element and said principal reflective element region of said back plate and between said wide angle auxiliary reflective element and said auxiliary reflective element region of said back plate;

    wherein, when powered, said single heater pad heats said principal reflective element and said wide angle auxiliary reflective element; and

    wherein, when powered, said single heater pad provides enhanced heating at said wide angle auxiliary reflective element as compared to heating at said principal reflective element.

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