07636188 is referenced by 152 patents and cites 282 patents.

A rearview mirror element assembly includes an electrochromic reflective element having a front generally planar substrate and a rear generally planar substrate. A reflecting mirror reflector is established at a third surface of the rear substrate and an auxiliary mirror element is positioned rearward of a perimeter region of the front substrate. The auxiliary mirror element provides a wide angle view of a blind spot to the side of a vehicle and a generally planar portion of the electrochromic reflective element provides a generally planar view rearward of the vehicle. A perimeter band or demarcating band may be established at least partially around a perimeter border region of the substrate and may traverse the substrate at the perimeter region of the front substrate behind which the auxiliary mirror element is positioned. The band may demarcate the perimeter region from the generally planar portion of the reflective element.

Title
Rearview mirror element assemblies and systems
Application Number
12/122102
Publication Number
7636188 (B2)
Application Date
May 16, 2008
Publication Date
December 22, 2009
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Hamid Habibi
Holland
MI, US
Ian A McCabe
Holland
MI, US
Michael J Baur
Fayetteville
NY, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G02B 7/182
G02F 1/15
G02F 1/153
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