Non-planar interior electrochromic rearview mirror for a vehicle

  • US 6,246,507 B1
  • Filed: 12/07/1999
  • Issued: 06/12/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A variable reflectance inside non-planar electrochromic mirror for motor vehicles, the inside non-planar electrochromic mirror adapted to be installed on the inside of a motor vehicle, comprising:

  • front and rear non-planar elements, each having front and rear surfaces;

    a layer of transparent conductive material disposed on said rear surface of said front non-planar element;

    a reflector disposed on one side of said rear non-planar element provided that, if said reflector is on said rear surface of said rear non-planar element, then said front surface of said rear non-planar element carries a layer of a transparent conductive material; and

    a perimeter sealing member bonding together said front and rear non-planar elements in a spaced-apart relationship to define a chamber therebetween of uniform thickness, where said chamber contains at least one electrochromic material, and where said reflector is effective to reflect light through said chamber and said front non-planar element when said light reaches said reflector after passing through said front non-planar element and said chamber.

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