Rearview mirror assembly construction

  • US 7,334,922 B2
  • Filed: 11/06/2003
  • Issued: 02/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror subassembly for an exterior vehicle mirror for a vehicle comprising:

  • a mirror element having a portion allowing light to pass therethrough;

    a light source emitting light directed at the portion; and

    a diffuser for diffusing light directed at the portion of the mirror element;

    wherein the mirror element comprises an electrochromic mirror subassembly including a front glass element and a rear glass element, with electrochromic material located between the front glass element and the rear element;

    wherein the light source emits light along an emitting optical axis; and

    a deviator for altering the light such that a deviated optical axis of the light is not along the emitting optical axis.

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