Two way mirror with dual functions of rear view mirror and video displayer

  • US 5,956,181 A
  • Filed: 07/18/1997
  • Issued: 09/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A two way mirror suitable for providing alternatively or simultaneously both an ordinary center rear view mirror image and a video image, said two way mirror comprising, in combination(a) a flat transparent plate;

  • (b) a reflective film placed upon a backside of said flat transparent plate;

    (c) a casing mounted to a backside of said flat transparent plate to hold said two way mirror; and

    (d) at least one video display monitor with a built-in light source mounted in and enclosed entirely inside said casing and positioned directly behind said reflective film to receive and display image received from a variety of information sources;

    whereby said two way mirror functions as an ordinary mirror when said video display monitor is inactivated to turn off the built-in light source while the same functions as an image display when said video display monitor is activated to turn on the built-in light source.

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