07864399 is referenced by 112 patents and cites 1460 patents.

An interior rearview mirror reflective element includes a front substrate connected with a rear substrate via a perimeter seal, whereby, when so connected, at least a portion of a circumferential outer edge of the rear substrate is inward of a circumferential outer edge of the front substrate and no portion of the rear substrate substantially protrudes beyond the front substrate. A first electrical connection establishes electrical connection to an electrically conductive layer at the second surface of the front substrate and a second electrical connection establishes electrical connection to a mirror reflector at the third surface of the rear substrate. A perimeter band is disposed around a border region of the front substrate and substantially hides the seal and the electrical connections from view by a driver normally operating the vehicle and viewing the reflective element when the interior rearview mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle.

Title
Reflective mirror assembly
Application Number
12/727691
Publication Number
7864399 (B2)
Application Date
March 19, 2010
Publication Date
January 4, 2011
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Hamid Habibi
Holland
MI, US
Desaraju V Varaprasad
Holland
MI, US
Ian A McCabe
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G02F 1/15
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