Interior rearview mirror assembly

  • US 8,246,183 B2
  • Filed: 06/16/2011
  • Issued: 08/21/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2003
  • 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 reflective element, said reflective element comprising a prismatic reflective element, wherein said prismatic reflective element comprises a transflective mirror reflector;

    a display-on-demand display disposed behind said prismatic reflective element and operable to display information for viewing through said transflective mirror reflector of said prismatic reflective element by a driver of the vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle;

    a mounting assembly that is configured to mount said mirror assembly to an interior portion of the vehicle, said mounting assembly including a toggle portion and an actuator;

    an attachment plate secured to said reflective element;

    an electronic circuitry element attached to said attachment plate, said attachment plate including first and second mounting members;

    wherein a portion of said toggle portion pivotally engages said first mounting member and wherein said actuator pivotally engages said second mounting member;

    an accessory pod attached to said mounting assembly, wherein said accessory pod includes circuitry therein, said circuitry being electrically connected to said electronic circuitry element; and

    wherein said electronic circuitry element comprises a circuit board and wherein said circuit board comprises one of a substantially rigid circuit board and a flexible circuit board.

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