Combination rear view mirror and digital clock

  • US 4,588,267 A
  • Filed: 01/18/1984
  • Issued: 05/13/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rear view mirror for use in motor vehicles comprising in combination a frame supporting a mirror with a grounded reflective silvered surface on the back of the mirror, an indication instrument means for transmitting power and data to said indicating instrument, means for making said indicating instrument visible to a user of said rear view mirror, means for attaching said indicating instrument to said rear view mirror including access means for accessing instrument controls and adjustments on the indicating instrument and removal means for removal of said indicating instrument, said means for transmitting power and data to said measuring instrument further comprising a ground connection to a car'"'"'s electrical system by means of direct contact between a ground ring on said measuring instrument and said grounded reflective silvered surface on said mirror;

  • at least one pressure clip which contacts electrically active regions on the indicating instrument in such a manner as to assure low resistance electrical contact and sufficient numbers of conductors to transmit said data and power; and

    a cable with a multiplicity of conductors which is connected on one end to said pressure clips and exits said rear view mirror.

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