Electrochromic rearview mirror assembly incorporating a display/signal light

  • US 7,821,696 B2
  • Filed: 05/27/2008
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A rearview mirror assembly 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 two or more layers disposed on a surface of said second substrate closest to said first substantially transparent substrate, said two or more layers comprising a layer of reflective material comprising silver and a first layer of substantially transparent conductive material less than approximately 300 Å

    comprising indium tin oxide located within said two or more layers at a location that is closer to said first substrate than said layer of reflective material, wherein the rearview mirror assembly is configured to have a b* value of less than approximately 15 and a C* value of less than approximately 20, the rearview mirror assembly is further configured to have a reflectivity of at least approximately 35 percent, and a transmittance of at least approximately 5 percent.

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