Lighted vehicular mirror assembly

  • US 6,183,119 B1
  • Filed: 08/06/1999
  • Issued: 02/06/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A lighted vehicular mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror case including a reflective element;

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

    at least one lamp assembly comprising a light source, a reflector member, and a lens, said light source mounted externally of said reflector member;

    said reflector member shaped to direct light emitted by said light source to form a pattern of light directed generally downwardly and rearwardly when said light source is electrically activated, said reflector member comprising an enclosure defining a bottom opening, said enclosure having a generally flat front wall, a generally flat rear wall, a pair of upwardly extending side walls, and a curved top wall, and an aperture allowing projection of said light source therethrough into said enclosure, one of said side walls joining said front and rear walls at one end of said reflector member and the other of said side walls joining said front and rear walls at the other end of said reflector member, said top wall joining said front, rear and side walls and sloping downwardly toward at least one of said side walls, said aperture being located in the region generally between said top wall and one of said side walls;

    said lens including at least two regions for passing light, one of said regions having a first lens prescription, and a second region having a lens prescription different from said first region, and wherein said lens provides shaping and directing properties for light emitted from different areas of said reflector member.

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