Exterior mirror with supplement turn signal

  • US 6,264,353 B1
  • Filed: 11/23/1998
  • Issued: 07/24/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rear view mirror apparatus for a motor vehicle comprising:

  • a housing adapted to be mounted on the vehicle, said housing provided with an inner surface portion having a predetermined curvalinear contour;

    a mirror glass providing a reflective view, said mirror glass mounted in said housing and having an outer edge portion spaced inwardly from said inner surface portion of said housing; and

    a display section for selectively generating a light signal, said display section positioned between said inner surface portion of said housing and said outer edge portion of said mirror glass;

    said display section including a plurality of LEDs arranged in a predetermined pattern on a flexible circuit board, said circuit board supported within said housing such that said board flexes to substantially conform to said predetermined curvalinear contour of said mirror housing.

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