Display for automatic rearview mirror

  • US 5,416,313 A
  • Filed: 01/18/1994
  • Issued: 05/16/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rearview mirror system for a vehicle comprising:

  • a reflective element including a reflectance surface and a variable light transmission element;

    said reflectance surface having a portion that is at least partially light transmitting;

    drive circuit means for supplying a drive signal to said reflective element in order to establish the light transmission level of said light transmission element;

    an optical display device behind said reflective element that produces a display having an intensity level;

    said display device being juxtaposed with said at least partially transmitting portion of said reflectance surface and adapted to be viewed through said light transmission element and said at least partially transmitting portion of said reflectance surface; and

    said mirror system further incorporating a filtering material disposed between said display device and said reflective element, and juxtaposed with said at least partially transmitting portion of said reflectance surface of said reflective element, whereby resolution of said display device is enhanced.

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