Vehicle mirror assembly with wide angle element

  • US 8,786,704 B2
  • Filed: 08/07/2008
  • Issued: 07/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror reflective element assembly for an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle, said mirror reflective element assembly comprising:

  • a reflective element comprising an electro-optic reflective element having a first mirror substrate and a second mirror substrate and an electro-optic medium disposed therebetween, said reflective element having a front surface and a rear surface and a first reflector portion and a second reflector portion, wherein a first reflective coating is disposed at said first reflector portion;

    wherein said first reflective coating comprises a metallic reflector coating disposed at a front surface of said second mirror substrate and between said second mirror substrate and said electro-optic medium;

    a back plate attached to a rear surface of said second mirror substrate, said back plate having a receiving portion generally at said second reflector portion when said back plate is attached to said reflective element;

    a wide angle reflector element received in said receiving portion and disposed at said rear surface of said reflective element and at said second reflector portion, said wide angle reflector element comprising a glass element having a curved rear surface with a second reflective coating disposed at said curved rear surface; and

    an optical element disposed between a front surface of said wide angle reflector element and said rear surface of said reflective element.

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