Reflective display at infinity

  • US 5,469,298 A
  • Filed: 08/14/1991
  • Issued: 11/21/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A focus at infinity display for a vehicle comprising:

  • an overhead console including a housing adapted to be mounted to a vehicle'"'"'s roof structure;

    a display assembly adapted to be mounted to said vehicle'"'"'s roof structure, said display assembly including a display source producing an information image; and

    a non-transparent spherical target mirror positioned within said overhead console housing, said target mirror having a reflecting surface facing a driver position and said display source for reflecting said information image whereby said overhead console and said display assembly are mounted to the vehicle'"'"'s roof structure and said mirror is positioned in said overhead console such that the virtual image of said information image viewed by a driver of the vehicle viewing said mirror is substantially greater than the distance from the driver'"'"'s eye to the mirror; and

    further including a base positioned within said overhead console, said mirror pivotally attached to said base whereby the driver may adjust the position of said mirror for different driving positions of the driver of the vehicle.

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