Vehicle information displays

  • US 7,221,363 B2
  • Filed: 02/10/2004
  • Issued: 05/22/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/12/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview mirror assembly, comprising:

  • an information display at least partially positioned behind a reflective element with respect to an anticipated viewer;

    said information display comprising a negative mode, backlit, liquid crystal display having at least two characters, each of said characters has individual backlighting associated therewith, wherein said backlighting of a given character is controllable independent of backlighting of any other character; and

    a diffuser positioned between a backlit liquid crystal display, wherein said diffuser redirects light rays emitted by said backlighting as a function of a planar surface of said diffuser relative to a viewing angle of at least one anticipated viewer.

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