Rearview assembly for a vehicle

  • US 9,701,248 B2
  • Filed: 05/20/2015
  • Issued: 07/11/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A vehicular rearview assembly, the assembly comprising:

  • an electro-optic mirror element comprising;

    a first substrate having a first surface configured as an outer surface of the electro-optic mirror element that corresponds to the front of the vehicular rearview assembly, a second surface, and a transparent electrically-conductive layer carried on the second surface;

    a second substrate having a third surface, a fourth surface, and an electrically-conductive, reflective element carried on at least the third surface, wherein the first and second substrates are disposed in a spaced-apart and parallel relationship with the second and third surfaces facing each other;

    a perimeter seal between the second and third surfaces, the seal and the second and third surfaces defining a cavity; and

    an electro-optic medium disposed in the cavity,wherein the first surface or the second surface defines an annular, perimeter portion and a central portion, andfurther wherein the annular, perimeter portion is configured for glare reduction and is characterized by a reflectance of less than about 50% and a color having a* and b* values such that a*≦



    b*+15 and a*≧



    b*−

    15.

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