Rearview assembly

  • US 9,694,751 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2015
  • Issued: 07/04/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/19/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview assembly comprising:

  • an electro-optic element including;

    a front substrate defining a first surface and a second surface and a front side edge disposed between the first surface and the second surface, wherein a first area defined by the first surface is smaller than a second area defined by the second surface, and wherein the front side edge tapers outwardly from the first surface to the second surface;

    a rear substrate operably coupled with the front substrate and spaced a predetermined distance therefrom, the rear substrate defining a third surface and a fourth surface and a rear side edge disposed between the third surface and the fourth surface, wherein a perimeter of the rear substrate is larger than a perimeter of the front substrate, such that an outer portion of the third surface is exposed, thereby defining a peripheral step between the front side edge and the rear side edge; and

    an electro-optic material disposed between the front substrate and the rear substrate; and

    a bezel configured to extend around the rear substrate, over the outer portion of the third surface.

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