Variable Reflectance Mirrors and Windows

  • US 20100165437A1
  • Filed: 01/22/2010
  • Published: 07/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automotive rearview assembly for use by a viewer, the assembly comprising a switchable mirror system, the switchable mirror system includinga plurality of substrates disposed sequentially in parallel and spaced-apart relationship so as to form a plurality of chambers, each chamber defined by opposing surfaces of two sequentially disposed substrates and a seal disposed therebetween, each of the opposing surfaces having an electrically conductive layer deposited thereon, each chamber containing a corresponding electro-optical medium that is in electrical communication with adjacent electrically conductive layers,wherein the switchable mirror system is characterized by a variable reflectance that includes at least three levels of reflectance.

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