Lighted vehicular mirror assembly

  • US 6,331,066 B1
  • Filed: 11/14/2000
  • Issued: 12/18/2001
  • 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;

    a first lamp assembly comprising a first light source, a first reflector member, and a first lens;

    a second lamp assembly comprising a second light source, a second reflector member, and a second lens;

    said first lens fixedly attached to said first reflector member, and said second lens fixedly attached to said second reflector member;

    each of said reflector members being shaped to direct light emitted by the respective one of said first and second light sources to form a pattern of light directed generally downwardly and rearwardly when that respective light source is electrically activated and said mirror assembly is mounted on the vehicle with said support, said first reflector member having a shape different from the shape of said second reflector member, said first lamp assembly directing light generally toward the lap area of the driver of the vehicle, said second lamp assembly directing light generally toward the lap area of a front seat passenger of the vehicle;

    said reflector member and said lens in each of said first and second lamp assemblies working in conjunction with one another to collect and direct light to the respective area in the vehicle, said reflector member in each of said first and second lamp assemblies minimizing at least one of light bending, shaping and diffusing of light by its respective lens.

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