VEHICLE MIRROR ASSEMBLY WITH WIDE ANGLE ELEMENT

  • US 20090040306A1
  • Filed: 08/07/2008
  • Published: 02/12/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror reflective element assembly for an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle, said mirror reflective element assembly comprising:

  • a reflective element comprising a glass mirror substrate, said reflective element having a front surface and a rear surface and a first reflector portion and a second reflector portion, said first reflector portion having a first reflective coating disposed thereat;

    a back plate attached to said rear surface of said reflective element, said back plate having a receiving portion generally at said second reflector portion when said back plate is attached to said reflective element;

    a wide angle reflector element received in said receiving portion and disposed at said rear surface of said reflective element and at said second reflector portion, said wide angle reflector element comprising a glass element having a curved rear surface with a second reflective coating disposed at said curved rear surface; and

    an optical element disposed between a front surface of said wide angle reflector element and said rear surface of said reflective element.

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