Blindzone signal indicator

  • US 5,313,335 A
  • Filed: 06/05/1992
  • Issued: 05/17/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/05/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A display apparatus for blindzone signal indication, comprising;

  • an exterior rear view mirror housing;

    an exterior rear view mirror disposed in the exterior rear view mirror housing defining a first portion from which light is reflected and a second portion through which light may be transmitted from inside the rear view mirror housing;

    a light source mounted within the housing located at the second portion of the mirror; and

    a directional filter located at the second portion of the mirror so that when the light source emits light, a signal from the light source may be seen from the interior of the vehicle, but may not be seen by drivers of other vehicles, wherein the second portion of the mirror includes a hole defined by the mirror and wherein the directional filter is a flat panel directional filter laminated to the mirror over the hole.

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