Toggle paddle

  • US 10,685,623 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2016
  • Issued: 06/16/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview device for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a housing; and

    an electro-optic element comprising;

    a first substrate having first and second surfaces disposed on opposite sides thereof, wherein the second surface comprises a first electrically conductive layer;

    a second substrate having third and fourth surfaces disposed on opposite sides thereof, wherein the third surface comprises a second electrically conductive layer;

    an electro-optic medium disposed in a cavity defined between the first substrate and the second substrate, the electro-optic medium being variably transmissive such that the electro-optic medium is operable between generally clear and darkened states;

    a display device disposed proximate the fourth surface of the second substrate; and

    an externally exposed toggle paddle coupled to and movable relative to the housing and disposed behind the electro-optic element, the toggle paddle including a plurality of distinct buttons, wherein a distinct tactile indicia is disposed on a rear surface of each distinct button.

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