CLEAR BEZEL

  • US 20120268961A1
  • Filed: 10/12/2011
  • Published: 10/25/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview assembly comprising:

  • a mounting structure configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle;

    a housing operably connected with the mounting structure;

    a rearward viewing device supported by one of the housing and the mounting structure, the rearward viewing device providing a rearward view to a vehicle driver and including a front substrate and a rear substrate, wherein the entire front surface of the front substrate is exposed and wherein the entire rear substrate is positioned behind the front substrate;

    a concealing layer disposed about a periphery of the rearward viewing device between the front substrate and the rear substrate; and

    a partially optically transparent bezel disposed adjacent to both the rearward viewing device and the housing, the optically transparent bezel having an edge radius greater than 2.5 mm and the optically transparent bezel being substantially flush with the front surface of the front substrate.

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