Mirror assembly with heater element

  • US 7,605,348 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2008
  • Issued: 10/20/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/19/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror reflective element system for a variable reflectance vehicular mirror, said mirror reflective element system comprising:

  • a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface, said second surface having a transparent second surface electrically conductive coating disposed thereon;

    a rear substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface, said third surface having a third surface electrically conductive coating disposed thereon;

    a heating element adhesively attached at said fourth surface of said rear substrate, said heating element comprising an attaching surface for attaching to said fourth surface, said heating element having an electrically conductive heating element established thereat, said electrically conductive heating element generating heat when powered;

    said heating element including a first electrically conductive trace;

    said heating element including a second electrically conductive trace;

    said electrically conductive heating element and said first and said second electrically conductive traces being electrically isolated from one another;

    said first electrically conductive trace providing, at least in part, an electrically conductive connection to said transparent second surface electrically conductive coating disposed on said second surface of said front substrate; and

    said second electrically conductive trace providing, at least in part, an electrically conductive connection to said third surface electrically conductive coating disposed on said third surface of said rear substrate.

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