Light diffusing signal mirror heater

  • US 6,426,485 B1
  • Filed: 07/31/2001
  • Issued: 07/30/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A heater for a vehicle mirror assembly including a reflective element having inner and outer surfaces, and a signal indicator positioned to face and direct light toward the inner surface of said reflective element, said heater comprising:

  • a heating element extending between the inner surface of said reflective element and said signal indicator, said heating element including an unobstructed area adapted to allow light from said signal indicator to pass therethrough; and

    a light diffusing treatment positioned over the unobstructed area of the heating element to diffuse light passing through the heating element.

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