06172613 is referenced by 486 patents and cites 35 patents.

A rearview mirror assembly incorporating one or more vehicle information displays includes an information display area in a portion of the rearview mirror housing which is at an angle to the plane of the reflective mirror element to provide improved visibility of the display by a front seat passenger. The information display can be provided in either the chin or eyebrow area of the rearview mirror housing, in the end of the mirror housing, or, alternately, in the field of view of the reflective mirror element itself or as a combination thereof. Such rearview mirror assemblies can be used in combination with a rearview mirror support and information display assembly including a rigid mirror stay preferably having a mirror support for independently adjustably mounting the rearview mirror assembly, and may also include a breakaway mount which releasably couples the stay and the supported rearview mirror assembly to a windshield mounted button or a header mounted base such that the entire assembly is released upon impact. The information display is especially useful to provide the operational status of the Passenger Side Inflatable Restraint (PSIR) or air bag.

Title
Rearview mirror assembly incorporating vehicle information display
Application Number
9/244726
Publication Number
6172613 (B2)
Application Date
February 5, 1999
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Jonathan E DeLine
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
US
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G08B 5/00
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