Rearview mirror assembly with monitor

  • US 6,642,840 B2
  • Filed: 03/16/2001
  • Issued: 11/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a mirror housing for attachment to the vehicle;

    a mirror pane attached to the mirror housing and having a reflective coating, the mirror pane disposed in a field of view of a driver of the vehicle, the reflective coating having a reduced areal density on at least one area of the mirror pane; and

    a monitor attached to the mirror housing, the monitor having a reflective surface disposed proximate the reduced areal density on the at least one area of the mirror pane, the reduced areal density configured for viewing the monitor therethrough when the monitor is activated and the reduced areal density and the reflective surface cooperable to reflect images when the monitor is inactive.

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