Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle

  • US 7,108,409 B2
  • Filed: 02/23/2005
  • Issued: 09/19/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror system comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a reflective mirror element;

    said reflective element comprising one of (a) a variable reflectance reflective element having a reflectivity which is variable in accordance with a voltage applied thereto and (b) a prismatic reflective element;

    said reflective element having a field of view rearward of the vehicle when said interior mirror assembly is attached at a portion of the interior of the vehicle;

    said interior mirror assembly including at least one pivot element enabling a driver of the vehicle to adjust the rearward field of view of said reflective element to that driver'"'"'s desired setting;

    said interior mirror assembly comprising a mirror support;

    said mirror support comprising a mounting portion for attaching said assembly to said portion of the interior of the vehicle;

    said mirror support including said at least one pivot element;

    said interior rearview mirror assembly further comprising a directional information display; and

    wherein said directional information display displays directional information derived from a geographic positioning system.

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