Frameless interior rearview mirror assembly

  • US 8,730,553 B2
  • Filed: 10/07/2010
  • Issued: 05/20/2014
  • 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 housing;

    a mirror reflective element, wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a glass substrate having a generally planar front surface and a generally planar rear surface;

    wherein said generally planar front surface of said glass substrate generally faces a driver of the vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle;

    wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a mirror reflector established at a surface of said mirror reflective element other than said front surface of said glass substrate;

    wherein said housing at least partially receives said mirror reflective element and wherein said housing comprises an element that protrudes beyond said rear surface of said glass substrate and towards said front surface of said glass substrate when said mirror reflective element is at least partially received at said housing;

    wherein said glass substrate comprises a slanted rear perimeter edge-portion along a perimeter circumference of said rear surface of said glass substrate;

    wherein said glass substrate has a beveled front perimeter along a perimeter circumference of said front surface of said glass substrate, and wherein said beveled front perimeter has a curvature; and

    wherein said beveled front perimeter of said glass substrate is exposed to, is contactable by and is viewable by the driver of the vehicle when said interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle.

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