Mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 8,508,831 B2
  • Filed: 04/22/2010
  • Issued: 08/13/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror casing;

    a reflective element;

    wherein said reflective element comprises one of (i) a prismatic interior reflective element and (ii) an electro-optic interior reflective element;

    wherein said reflective element comprises a glass substrate having a front surface and a rear surface and a perimeter edge about a periphery of said glass substrate of said reflective element and extending between said front and rear surfaces, said front surface generally facing a driver of a vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror assembly;

    wherein said perimeter edge of said glass substrate of said reflective element is exposed to and is viewable by the driver of the equipped vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said perimeter edge of said glass substrate comprises a curved surface disposed between said front surface and said mirror casing.

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