Interior mirror assembly with display

  • US 10,583,782 B2
  • Filed: 11/07/2016
  • Issued: 03/10/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electro-optic mirror reflective element for a rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said electro-optic reflective element comprising:

  • a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite said first surface;

    a rear substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface opposite said third surface;

    wherein said second surface of said front substrate and said third surface of said rear substrate oppose each other and are spaced apart, and wherein an electro-optic medium is disposed between said second surface of said front substrate and said third surface of said rear substrate;

    a transparent electrically conductive coating established at said second surface of said front substrate;

    a specularly reflective mirror reflector established at said third surface of said rear substrate;

    a display element fixedly disposed at said front substrate, wherein said display element comprises a transparent organic light emitting diode display;

    wherein said electro-optic medium is disposed behind said display element fixedly disposed at said front substrate so as to be located between said display element and said third surface of said rear substrate display element;

    wherein, with said electro-optic mirror reflective element disposed at a rearview mirror assembly at a vehicle and when said display element is activated, information displayed by said display element is viewable by a driver of the vehicle; and

    wherein, with said electro-optic mirror reflective element disposed at the rearview mirror assembly at the vehicle and when said display element is not activated, the driver views reflected images of the scene rearward of the vehicle as reflected off said specularly reflective mirror reflector at said third surface of said rear substrate.

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