Rearview mirror assembly

  • US 5,820,245 A
  • Filed: 04/12/1996
  • Issued: 10/13/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a mirror case including a reflective element;

    a support for mounting said rearview mirror assembly on a vehicle;

    at least one lamp assembly having a light source and a reflector member to substantially direct light in a predetermined direction in the vehicle;

    said rearview mirror assembly further including;

    a circuit board mounted within said mirror case, said circuit board having at least one holder which holds said light source such that said light source projects into said reflector member; and

    a lens including at least two regions for passing light, one of said regions being a first prescription region which focuses light directed from said reflector member to a particular target area of the vehicle, and a second region having a prescription different from said first prescription region, said lens providing shaping and directing properties for light emitting from different areas of said reflector member.

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