Mirror coating, mirror utilizing same, and a mirror assembly

  • US 6,005,724 A
  • Filed: 10/05/1998
  • Issued: 12/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A mirror coating comprising:

  • a primary region which reflects visibly discernible electromagnetic radiation, and a secondary region which passes a portion of the visibly discernible electromagnetic radiation while simultaneously reflecting a given percentage of the visibly discernible electromagnetic radiation, and wherein the average reflectance of the mirror coating is greater than about 50%;

    wherein the primary region is substantially continuous, and the secondary region is discontinuous, and wherein the primary and secondary regions have a given surface area, and wherein the surface area of the secondary region is about 1% to about 80% of the surface area of the primary region; and

    wherein the primary region passes less than about 1% of the visibly discernible electromagnetic radiation, and the secondary region passes about 1% to about 65% of the visibly discernible electromagnetic radiation.

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