MIRROR ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE

  • US 20100188193A1
  • Filed: 04/01/2010
  • Published: 07/29/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/20/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly suitable for use in a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror reflective element having a front surface and a rear surface, said front surface being viewable by and directed generally toward a driver of the vehicle when said mirror assembly is installed in the vehicle;

    said mirror reflective element comprising a transflective reflector;

    a display element disposed to the rear of said rear surface of said mirror reflective element of said rearview mirror assembly, said display element operable to emit light when actuated, wherein said emitted light is viewable through said transflective reflector by a driver of the vehicle when normally operating the vehicle;

    said rearview mirror assembly including at least one user actuatable input device associated with operation of a garage door opener device, wherein said at least one user actuatable input device is disposed at a bezel portion of said rearview mirror assembly;

    wherein an actuation of at least one user actuatable input device causes said display element to provide a visual indication to the driver viewing said front surface of said mirror reflective element, when said mirror assembly is normally installed in the vehicle, of at least one of (i) operation of said garage door opener device and (ii) coding said garage door opener device; and

    wherein said display element, when actuated, forms a visual icon viewable by that driver that is indicative of a garage door opener.

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