Rearview mirror assembly incorporating vehicle information display

  • US 6,172,613 B1
  • Filed: 02/05/1999
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for vehicles, said assembly comprising a rearview mirror and a support for mounting said assembly on a vehicle;

  • said rearview mirror having a driver side end and a passenger side end, said driver side end adapted to be closer to the position of the vehicle driver when said rearview mirror is mounted in a vehicle on said support, said passenger side end adapted to be closer to the position of a front seat passenger in the vehicle when said rearview mirror is mounted in the vehicle on said support, said rearview mirror including a reflective mirror element having a front surface which lies in a mirror plane and faces the interior of the vehicle, and a housing for said mirror element, said housing being adjustably mounted to said support, said housing including a back portion facing away from the vehicle interior, end portions, and a front portion facing the vehicle interior;

    said assembly also including an information display providing information to an occupant of the vehicle and having a display plane, said display plane being at an angle to said mirror plane to provide improved visibility of said display by a front seat passenger in the vehicle when said assembly is mounted on the vehicle.

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