Patent Number: 7,821,696

Title: Electrochromic rearview mirror assembly incorporating a display/signal light

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, an electrochromic rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes an electrochromic mirror having a variable reflectivity, a glare sensor for sensing levels of light directed towards the front element from the rear of the vehicle, an ambient sensor for sensing levels of ambient light, a display positioned behind the partially transmissive, partially reflective portion of the reflector for displaying information therethrough.

Inventors: Tonar; William L. (Holland, MI), Forgette; Jeffrey A. (Hudsonville, MI), Anderson; John S. (Holland, MI), Cammenga; David J. (Zeeland, MI), Turnbull; Robert R. (Holland, MI), Hall; Philip B. (Hudsonville, MI), Bugno; Mark D. (Stevensville, MI), Watson; Alan R. (Buchanan, MI)

Assignee: Gentex Corporation

International Classification: G02F 1/153 (20060101); G02F 1/15 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00