Mirror reflective element

  • US 7,420,756 B2
  • Filed: 05/05/2004
  • Issued: 09/02/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/20/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A wide angle reflective element for a mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a polymeric mirror substrate having an exterior surface comprising a less curved inboard surface and a more curved outboard surface, said polymeric mirror substrate comprising a polymeric resin material, said polymeric mirror substrate having a reflector disposed on a surface thereof to provide a reflective element for a vehicle mirror assembly; and

    a thin at least partially flexible glass sheet, said thin at least partially flexible glass sheet existing as a pre-formed glass sheet that is separate from said polymeric mirror substrate, said thin at least partially flexible glass sheet having an attaching surface, said attaching surface being opposed to and adhered to said exterior surface of said polymeric mirror substrate when said thin at least partially flexible sheet is adhered to said exterior surface of said polymeric mirror substrate, said thin at least partially flexible sheet providing an anti-abrasion sheet at said outboard and inboard surfaces of said exterior surface of said polymeric mirror substrate when adhered thereto, said thin at least partially flexible glass sheet substantially conforming to said exterior surface of said polymeric mirror substrate when adhered thereto, said thin at least partially flexible glass sheet having a thickness of less than approximately 0.8 mm and greater than approximately 0.3 mm.

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