Vehicle interior rearview mirror assembly with display

  • US 6,520,667 B1
  • Filed: 09/15/2000
  • Issued: 02/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said mirror system comprising:

  • a rearview mirror assembly having a mirror case and a reflective element, said mirror assembly including a mirror mount being adapted to mount to a portion of a vehicle;

    a display element having at least one display character emitting a pattern of light to form a display image; and

    a display screen being provided at said mirror case having a central viewing area generally aligned along a viewing axis, said display element disposed behind said display screen, said at least one display image being offset from said viewing axis, and said display screen having at least one of a refractive property and a diffractive property shifting the display image from the display element to generally align along said viewing axis of said central viewing area of said display screen by at least one of refraction and diffraction.

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