Interior rearview mirror assembly

  • US 9,174,578 B2
  • Filed: 04/21/2014
  • Issued: 11/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
  • ×
    • Pin Icon | RPX Insight
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror casing;

    an electro-optic reflective element assembly disposed at said mirror casing and comprising a front substrate and a rear substrate and an electro-optic medium sandwiched therebetween and bounded by a perimeter seal;

    wherein said front substrate has a first surface and a second surface, said first surface being closer to the driver when the interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in a vehicle that is being normally operated by the driver;

    wherein said second surface of said front substrate has a transparent conductive coating established thereat;

    wherein said rear substrate has a third surface and a fourth surface, said third surface being closer to said front substrate;

    wherein said third surface of said rear substrate has a conductive coating established thereat;

    an electrical connector disposed at said fourth surface and in electrically conductive continuity with one of (i) said transparent conductive coating at said second surface of said front substrate and (ii) said conductive coating at said third surface of said rear substrate;

    wherein said electrical connector comprises (i) a connector attaching portion for attaching said electrical connector at said fourth surface of said rear substrate and (ii) a conductor attaching portion for soldering or welding an electrical conductor to said electrical connector when said electrical connector is attached at said fourth surface of said rear substrate;

    wherein said conductor attaching portion is spaced from the plane of said connector attaching portion and from said fourth surface of said rear substrate; and

    wherein an electrical conductor is electrically connected between said electrical connector and a reflectance control that is operable to vary the reflectance of said electro-optic reflective element assembly.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×