Optical rearview system for vehicle

  • US 5,914,815 A
  • Filed: 08/29/1997
  • Issued: 06/22/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/29/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An optical rearview system for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a reflective element which reflects light incident thereon; and

    at least one diffraction grating for cooperating to produce an image of an object rearward of the vehicle substantially without flare in the form of a spread or smear of light superimposed thereon, said at least one diffraction grating being in the path of light from an object rearward of the vehicle towards the reflective element,said at least one diffraction grating diffracting light from the object wherein light passing through the at least one diffraction grating is directed towards the reflective element.

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