Exterior rearview mirror assembly security system for a vehicle

  • US 6,299,333 B1
  • Filed: 08/18/2000
  • Issued: 10/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly security system for a vehicle comprising:

  • an exterior mirror assembly;

    said exterior mirror assembly including a security light assembly, said security light assembly projecting a pattern of light from said exterior mirror assembly on an area adjacent a door of the vehicle in order to create a lighted security zone in the area;

    said security light assembly including an enclosure, a light-transmitting opening in said enclosure, a light source for radiating light through said light-transmitting opening, and a cover for said ligh-transmitting opening wherein said cover comprises an optical lens having at least one non-planar optical surface, said optical lens configured to direct at least a portion of the light radiating through said light-transmitting opening downwardly and rearwardly; and

    a control, said control responsive to approach by a person to the vehicle, said control actuating said security light assembly to generate said pattern of light from said exterior mirror assembly in order to provide a lighted security zone adjacent an entrance to the vehicle at the side of the vehicle equipped with said exterior rearview mirror assembly.

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