Vehicle Mirror Assembly With Indicia At Reflective Element

  • US 20080212189A1
  • Filed: 05/15/2006
  • Published: 09/04/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/16/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said rearview mirror system comprising:

  • a rearview mirror assembly comprising an electrochromic mirror reflective element having electrically variable reflectivity between a high reflectance state and a dimmed reflectance state;

    said electrochromic mirror reflective element comprising a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface;

    said electrochromic mirror reflective element comprising a rear substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface;

    said second surface of said front substrate and said third surface of said rear substrate opposing each other in said electrochromic mirror reflective element and with an electrochromic medium disposed therebetween;

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

    a specularly reflecting indicia reflector locally established at said second surface of said front substrate to form indicia at said reflective element; and

    wherein said indicia is significantly more discernible by a person viewing said reflective element when said electrochromic mirror reflective element is at a dimmed reflectance state than when said electrochromic mirror reflective element is at said high reflectance state.

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