Vehicle information display

  • US 6,847,487 B2
  • Filed: 08/22/2002
  • Issued: 01/25/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/23/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a casing;

    a reflective element having a back surface and a frontsurface, said front surface being directed toward and viewable by a driver of the vehicle;

    a transmissive micro-display element;

    a magnifying optic;

    a light source operable to backlight said transmissive micro-display element to project an image on to a screen portion of said reflective element;

    said magnifying optic being positioned alone an optical path between said micro-display element and said reflective element;

    said magnifying optic functioning to magnify said projected image; and

    said projected image being viewable as an image on said reflective element by a driver of the vehicle.

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