GB2297632B - Vehicle rearview mirror assembly - Google Patents

Vehicle rearview mirror assembly

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Publication number
GB2297632B
GB2297632B GB9600801A GB9600801A GB2297632B GB 2297632 B GB2297632 B GB 2297632B GB 9600801 A GB9600801 A GB 9600801A GB 9600801 A GB9600801 A GB 9600801A GB 2297632 B GB2297632 B GB 2297632B
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Prior art keywords
mirror
driver
vehicle
information
system
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Expired - Fee Related
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GB9600801A
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GB2297632A (en )
GB9600801D0 (en )
Inventor
Lente Paul S Van
Michael J Suman
Mark L Zeinstra
William S Devree
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PRINCE ALBERT PULP CO Ltd
Johnson Controls Interiors Technology Corp
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PRINCE ALBERT PULP CO Ltd
Johnson Controls Interiors Technology Corp
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • B60R1/12Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • B60R1/12Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks
    • B60R1/1207Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks with lamps; with turn indicators
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • B60R1/12Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks
    • B60R2001/1215Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks with information displays
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • B60R1/12Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks
    • B60R2001/123Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks with thermometers
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • B60R1/12Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks
    • B60R2001/1284Mirror assemblies combined with other articles, e.g. clocks with communication systems other than radio-receivers, e.g. keyless entry systems, navigation systems; with anti-collision systems

Abstract

In a system to control adjustment of a rearview mirror 30 in a vehicle 20, the settings most appropriate to each user of the vehicle are stored in a memory and are automatically selected when a particular driver is using the vehicle. The identity of the driver may be determined from the code transmitted by a remote keyless door operating device 21. The functions controlled may include an anti-glare facility for the mirror whereby each user selects a comfort level of reflectivity for each of a number of different lighting conditions with the reflectivity of the mirror being controlled to the appropriate level for the particular driver under detected ambient and rear lighting conditions. Also disclosed (figures 3-8) is a system for displaying information to the driver using means incorporated in and adjacent to the mirror. The information may include temperature and heading information.
GB9600801A 1988-12-05 1996-01-15 Vehicle rearview mirror assembly Expired - Fee Related GB2297632B (en)

Priority Applications (2)

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US08381551 US5661455A (en) 1988-12-05 1995-01-31 Electrical control system for vehicle options
US08381087 US5691848A (en) 1988-12-05 1995-01-31 Electrical control system for vehicle options

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GB9600801D0 GB9600801D0 (en) 1996-03-20
GB2297632A true GB2297632A (en) 1996-08-07
GB2297632B true GB2297632B (en) 1999-05-05

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GB9600801A Expired - Fee Related GB2297632B (en) 1988-12-05 1996-01-15 Vehicle rearview mirror assembly

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JP (1) JPH08301011A (en)
CA (1) CA2168298A1 (en)
DE (2) DE19655359B4 (en)
GB (1) GB2297632B (en)

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DE19655359B4 (en) 2014-01-09 grant
GB2297632A (en) 1996-08-07 application
DE19603118A1 (en) 1996-09-26 application
JPH08301011A (en) 1996-11-19 application
GB9600801D0 (en) 1996-03-20 grant
CA2168298A1 (en) 1996-08-01 application

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