Electro-optic rearview mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 8,665,510 B2
  • Filed: 08/05/2013
  • Issued: 03/04/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/30/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A reflective element assembly for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly, said reflective element assembly comprising:

  • a front substrate having first and second surfaces;

    a transparent conductive coating established at said second surface;

    a rear substrate having third and fourth surfaces;

    a third surface reflector established at said third surface;

    an electro-optic medium disposed between said front and rear substrates;

    wherein a perimeter region of said front substrate is offset from a perimeter region of said rear substrate such that an offset region is established at said perimeter region;

    wherein an electrical connector comprises an attachment portion and a wire receiving portion for receiving an electrical wire therein;

    wherein said attachment portion comprises a flange having at least one aperture formed therethrough and said attachment portion comprises at least one tab, and wherein said flange is configured to be disposed at said fourth surface of said rear substrate and said at least one tab is configured to extend at least partially across a perimeter edge of said rear substrate when said flange of said electrical connector is disposed at said offset region;

    wherein an electrically conductive material is disposed in an uncured state at said offset region;

    wherein said electrical connector is disposed at said electrically conductive material when said electrically conductive material is uncured, whereby uncured electrically conductive material at said fourth surface flows at least partially through said at least one aperture;

    wherein, after said electrical connector is disposed at said offset region, said electrically conductive material is cured to secure said electrical connector at said rear substrate; and

    wherein said wire receiving portion of said electrical connector is configured to receive said electrical wire therein and includes at least one tang that engages said electrical wire when said electrical wire is inserted into said wire receiving portion, securing said electrical wire in said wire receiving portion and making electrical contact with said electrical wire.

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