Tri-modal display mirror assembly

  • US 10,705,332 B2
  • Filed: 03/20/2015
  • Issued: 07/07/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A display mirror assembly for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a housing configured for attachment to a vehicle;

    a prismatic element positioned in said housing;

    a partially reflective, partially transmissive coating provided on a rear surface of said prismatic element;

    a display mounted behind said prismatic element within said housing; and

    an actuator device for moving said prismatic element between three distinct viewing positions including a first viewing position, a second viewing position wherein said prismatic element is tilted higher than in the first viewing position, and a third viewing position wherein said prismatic element is tilted higher than in the second viewing position, wherein said display is automatically turned on in response to said prismatic element moving into the third viewing position and is automatically turned off in response to said prismatic element moving into the first or second viewing positions.

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