Rearview assembly with applique

  • US 9,995,854 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2016
  • Issued: 06/12/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/20/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rearview assembly for use in a vehicle, the rearview assembly comprising:

  • a rearview device operably coupled with a carrier, the rearview device including a first substrate and a second substrate, wherein the first substrate is disposed in front of the second substrate and includes a first surface and a second surface, and wherein the second substrate includes a third surface and a fourth surface;

    a bezel extending around a peripheral edge of the rearview device, a portion of the bezel extending behind the fourth surface of the second substrate;

    an applique disposed over a front surface of the rearview device proximate the peripheral edge thereof, the applique including an aesthetic design configured to closely match trim styling of an interior of the vehicle; and

    a protective layer disposed over the applique.

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