Light-emitting display device-equipped rear-view mirror

  • US 7,980,711 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2009
  • Issued: 07/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2008
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A light-emitting display device-equipped rear-view mirror comprising:

  • a mirror element having a semi-transmissive reflective film attached to one surface of a transparent substrate;

    a dark color mask member having an opening in a surface thereof, the mask member being arranged facing an entire region excluding a region facing the opening or a relevant region excluding the region facing the opening, of a back surface of the mirror element, at least a front surface of the mask member being of a dark color; and

    a spacer arranged between the mirror element and the dark color mask member and providing a clearance gap between the mirror element and the dark color mask member; and

    a light-emitting display device arranged at a position behind the mirror element, with a display surface facing the opening of the dark color mask member, whereina distance provided by the clearance gap between the mirror element and the dark color mask member is set to a distance that prevents interference of light from occurring between light entered from a front surface of the mirror element and reflected by the back surface of the mirror element and light entered from the front surface of the mirror element and reflected by the front surface of the dark color mask member.

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