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An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a prismatic mirror element and a display element. The prismatic mirror element includes a wedge-shaped prism element having a front surface and a rear surface and a second element having a transflective reflector on a first surface thereof. The front surface of the prism element generally faces a driver of the vehicle when the mirror assembly is installed in the vehicle, and the rear surface is opposite the front surface. The transflective reflector coated first surface of the second element is attached to the rear surface of the prism element via an optically matching medium. The display element is positioned to the rear of the prismatic mirror element and operates to display information through the prismatic mirror element so as to be viewable by a driver of the vehicle when the display element is operated to emit visible light.

Title
Mirror reflective element for a vehicle
Application Number
10/993302
Publication Number
7338177 (B2)
Application Date
November 19, 2004
Publication Date
March 4, 2008
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Vandyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
B60R 1/04
G02B 5/08
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