Sideview mirror assembly with regulating filter using sunlight for automobiles

  • US 4,906,085 A
  • Filed: 12/08/1988
  • Issued: 03/06/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A sideview mirror assembly for an automobile the automobile having a forward, driver portion and a rearward portion comprising:

  • (a) a half mirror having a back side and being provided on an automobile so that the rearward view from the automobile is reflected thereon, said half mirror having both light reflecting and light transmitting characteristics;

    (b) light irradiating means for introducing sunlight and for irradiating the same toward the back of said half mirror;

    (c) a regulating filter provided on the back side of said half mirror so that light impinging thereon from said light irradiating means passes through said half mirror in the direction toward the rearward portion of the automobile and not in the direction of the driver portion, the regulating filter having a back side; and

    (d) a housing member covering the back side of said mirror and wherein said light irradiating means includes one or more windows formed in said housing member so that sunlight is allowed to pass through the windows of said housing member to the interior of said housing member and to irradiate said half mirror through said regulating filter.

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