Mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 8,325,055 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2011
  • Issued: 12/04/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • an interior mirror reflective element;

    wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a glass substrate having a front surface generally facing a driver of a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror assembly when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the equipped vehicle, and wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a mirror reflector established at a surface of said mirror reflective element other than said front surface;

    a plurality of icons viewable through said glass substrate of said mirror reflective element by a person viewing said front surface of said mirror reflective element, wherein said icons are generally linearly arranged behind and along a lower portion of said mirror reflective element, and wherein adjacent ones of said plurality of icons are spaced from and local to one another, and wherein a portion of said mirror reflector is viewable between and at least partially around said icons when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the equipped vehicle and viewed by a driver of the equipped vehicle; and

    a plurality of user inputs, wherein said user inputs are associated with respective ones of said icons and are disposed generally local to said respective ones of said icons in a cognitively associated manner.

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