Exterior mirror element with integral wide angle portion

  • US 7,748,856 B2
  • Filed: 05/21/2008
  • Issued: 07/06/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror reflective element for an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle, said mirror reflective element comprising:

  • a mirror substrate having a front surface and a rear surface;

    wherein said mirror substrate comprises a first reflector portion and a second reflector portion;

    said first reflector portion comprising a principal reflector portion of said mirror reflective element;

    said rear surface of said mirror substrate having a curved recess established thereat, said second reflector portion being established at said curved recess; and

    said curved recess having a radius of curvature that is less than a radius of curvature of said first reflector portion, whereby said curved recess, when coated by a reflector coating, provides a wide angle auxiliary reflector portion integrally formed with said mirror reflective element.

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