Mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 8,976,439 B2
  • Filed: 08/12/2013
  • Issued: 03/10/2015
  • 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; and

    a prismatic reflective element;

    wherein said mirror casing comprises a unitarily molded mirror casing having at least one attachment surface;

    wherein said prismatic 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 prismatic reflective element and extending between said front and rear surfaces of said glass substrate, wherein a mirror reflector is established at said rear surface of said glass substrate, and wherein said front surface generally faces 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 comprises a generally rounded surface disposed between said front surface and said mirror casing;

    wherein said perimeter edge of said glass substrate is edge-ground to provide said rounded surface;

    wherein said prismatic reflective element is attached at said attachment surface of said mirror casing; and

    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.

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