REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY FOR VEHICLE

  • US 20110141542A1
  • Filed: 02/24/2011
  • Published: 06/16/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • an electrochromic reflective element comprising a front glass substrate and a rear glass substrate having an electrochromic medium sandwiched therebetween and bounded by a perimeter seal;

    wherein said front glass substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite said first surface, and wherein said rear glass substrate has a third surface and a fourth surface opposite said third surface;

    wherein said first surface of said front glass substrate faces generally towards a driver of a vehicle equipped with said rearview mirror assembly when said rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted and is viewed by the driver when normally operating the vehicle;

    wherein said reflective element comprises a transparent electrically conductive coating disposed at said second surface of said front glass substrate and wherein said reflective element comprises a mirror reflector disposed at said third surface of said rear glass substrate;

    wherein said electrochromic medium contacts said transparent electrically conductive coating at said second surface of said front glass substrate and said mirror reflector at said third surface of said rear glass substrate;

    wherein said reflective element comprises a resin material disposed at least at said fourth surface of said rear glass substrate;

    wherein, while said resin material is in its uncured state at said fourth surface of said rear glass substrate, an electrical connector is engaged with said uncured resin material at said fourth surface of said rear glass substrate; and

    wherein said electrical connector is electrically conductively connected with said resin material and said electrical connector is substantially affixed at said fourth surface of said rear glass substrate via curing of said resin material while said electrical connector is engaged with said resin material.

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