See-through mirror with spaced reflective strips

  • US 4,040,726 A
  • Filed: 03/12/1976
  • Issued: 08/09/1977
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/1976
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In an automotive vehicle, a rear view mirror located in near adjacency to the vehicle windshield for observation from the driver'"'"'s seat;

  • said rear view mirror having a light-reflective surface that is interrupted at a number of spaced points thereacross so that the mirror is subdivided into contiguous interspersed vertical reflective strips and vertical transparent strips;

    the transverse width of each transparent strip being approximately the same as the transverse width of each reflective strip;

    each transparent strip and reflective strip having an imaginary vertical centerline;

    the centerlines of successive transparent strips being spaced apart by a distance equal to the average driver interpupillary distance of sixty millimeters times the factor X, where X is selected from the numerical grouping consisting of 2, 2/3, 2/5 and 2/7;

    each strip having an appreciable recognizable width whereby an average driver is enabled to simultaneously train one eye on a transparent strip and the other eye on a reflective strip.

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