Rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle

  • US 7,209,278 B2
  • Filed: 08/03/2006
  • Issued: 04/24/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/26/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • an electro-optic mirror unit whose reflectivity is variable in response to an electrical voltage applied thereto;

    at least one light sensor;

    an electrical circuit for controlling operation of said mirror unit in response to said at least one light sensor;

    a bracket for supporting said rearview mirror assembly from an interior portion of the vehicle;

    wherein said mirror unit is mounted on one side of a backplate;

    wherein said backplate comprises an electrically non-conductive material comprising a conductive lead frame;

    wherein said electrical circuit is mounted on the side of said backplate opposite to said one side; and

    wherein said electrical circuit is electrically connected to said mirror unit by contacts extending from said lead frame out of said backplate.

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