Heatable rear view mirror

  • US 6,476,358 B1
  • Filed: 08/10/1999
  • Issued: 11/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A heatable rear view mirror assembly providing a visible indication to a driver of heating function, the assembly comprising:

  • a mirror housing;

    at least one mirror pane disposed within the mirror housing;

    at least one heating element disposed within the mirror housing for heating the mirror pane;

    a thermostat disposed within the mirror housing for automatically activating the heating element; and

    a display element secure to the mirror housing and visible to the driver, the display element being activated by the thermostat upon activation of the heating element.

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