Electrochromic rearview mirror assembly incorporating a display/signal light

  • US 7,379,224 B2
  • Filed: 05/08/2006
  • Issued: 05/27/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A rearview mirror element for use in a vehicle, comprising:

  • a first substantially transparent substrate and a second substrate secured in a spaced apart relationship with respect to one another to form a chamber there between, said second substrate comprising a layer of reflective material at least approximately 200 Å

    thick comprising silver proximate a surface of said second substrate closest to said first substantially transparent substrate and a first layer of substantially transparent conductive material less than approximately 300 Å

    comprising indium tin oxide positioned between said layer of reflective material and said first substantially transparent substrate, wherein the rearview mirror element exhibits at least 35% reflectivity.

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