Mirror assembly

  • US 8,138,903 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2010
  • Issued: 03/20/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror casing and a transflective reflective element;

    wherein said mirror casing has a human machine interface thereat;

    wherein said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises an electrochromic interior rearview mirror assembly and wherein said transflective reflective element comprises an electrochromic transflective reflective element having a transflective mirror reflector that is partially transmissive of light and partially reflective of light incident thereon;

    wherein said human machine interface comprises at least one user actuatable input accessible at a bezel portion of said mirror casing;

    wherein said at least one user actuatable input comprises at least one of a user actuatable button, a touch sensor and a proximity sensor;

    wherein said mirror casing is adjustably mounted at an in-cabin surface of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror assembly via a pivot mounting arrangement;

    wherein adjustment of said mirror casing via said pivot mounting arrangement adjusts a rearward field of view of said transflective reflective element when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the equipped vehicle;

    circuitry disposed in said mirror casing;

    wherein said at least one user actuatable input provides user input to at least one element of said circuitry;

    wherein said circuitry is associated with a display device disposed behind said transflective mirror reflector of said interior rearview mirror assembly and visible through said transflective mirror reflector to the driver when displaying information, and wherein said display device comprises a video screen; and

    wherein said circuitry comprises, at least in part, a part of a humidity control system of the equipped vehicle.

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