Multi-zone mirrors

  • US 8,035,881 B2
  • Filed: 02/13/2009
  • Issued: 10/11/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A multi-zone reflector comprising:

  • a substantially transparent supporting base;

    a lower reflecting layer disposed adjacent the supporting base, the lower reflecting layer substantially completely covering a first transflective zone of the reflector;

    an opacifying layer having a lower surface facing the supporting base and an upper surface, the opacifying layer disposed substantially outside the first transflective zone adjacent to the lower reflecting layer of the reflector; and

    an upper reflecting layer extending substantially completely over the opacifying layer and the first transflective zone of the reflector, the upper reflecting layer and the lower reflecting layer having a common surface over at least a portion of the first transflective zone,wherein the supporting base includes a base layer deposited on a substantially transparent substrate.

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