Holographic signaling mirror

  • US 5,436,741 A
  • Filed: 12/28/1993
  • Issued: 07/25/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A signaling mirror assembly for an exterior of a motor vehicle comprising:

  • a mirror shell adapted for mounting to a side of a vehicle body having a rear facing aperture;

    a semi-transparent mirror mounted to the shell and generally closing the aperture of the mirror shell and having a reflectivity characteristic reflecting up to 70% of the visible spectrum of light and having a transmissivity characteristic allowing a transmission of at least 40% of a selected frequency band of the visible spectrum of light therethrough;

    a light source mounted within the mirror shell and being operably illuminated in response to an input voltage signal; and

    a diffractive element disposed between the light source and the mirror and configured to divert entirely by diffraction light from the light source away from a vehicle operator'"'"'s view to a viewing pattern generally fanning outward from the side of the vehicle body.

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