Electrochromic devices with thin bezel-covered edge

  • US 7,324,261 B2
  • Filed: 05/06/2003
  • Issued: 01/29/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electro-optic mirror element, comprising:

  • a first substantially transparent substrate comprising a first surface, a second surface and a peripheral edge;

    wherein at least a portion of a perimeter of said first substantially transparent substrate further comprising a durable characteristic;

    said first substantially transparent substrate further comprising a perimeter portion that inhibits at least a specific spectral band of light rays from passing through said perimeter portion;

    said first substantially transparent substrate comprising a thickness less than approximately 2 mm;

    at least a portion of said first surface comprising a hydrophilic coating;

    at least a portion of said second surface comprising a color suppressed indium-tin-oxide coating;

    said second surface comprising at least one substantially transparent electrode comprising a sheet resistance of less than approximately 15 Ω

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    a heater; and

    said first substantially transparent substrate defines a shape selected from the group comprising;

    an aspheric shape and a convex shape.

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