US Patent No: 8,128,244

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Exterior sideview mirror system

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An exterior sideview mirror system includes an exterior sideview mirror assembly including a plano-auxiliary reflective element having a rearward field of view when attached to a side of an automobile. The plano reflective element and the auxiliary reflective element are mounted adjacently at the reflective element assembly in a side-by-side relationship and not superimposed. The plano reflective element and the auxiliary reflective element are supported at a backing plate element. The rearward field of view of the auxiliary reflective element may be different from and angled to the rearward field of view of the plano reflective element. The plano reflective element and/or the auxiliary reflective element may have one of (a) a glass substrate having a surface coated with a metallic reflector coating and (b) a polymeric substrate having a thin glass element applied to a surface thereof and with an opposing surface thereof having a reflecting layer applied thereto.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DONNELLY CORPORATIONHOLLAND, MI466

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lynam, Niall R Holland, MI 782 36616

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6,522,451 Exterior mirror plano-auxiliary reflective element assembly 173 2000
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6,445,287 Tire inflation assistance monitoring system 198 2000
6,717,712 Exterior mirror plano-auxiliary reflective element assembly 152 2000
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6,472,979 Tire inflation assistance monitoring system 137 2001
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6,595,649 Digital electrochromic mirror system 124 2002
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7,274,501 Mirror reflective element assembly 173 2003
7,184,190 Electro-optic reflective element assembly 184 2003
2006/0050,018 Accessory system for vehicle 254 2003
7,167,294 Automobile exterior sideview mirror system 37 2004
7,420,756 Mirror reflective element 94 2004
7,289,037 Mirror assembly for vehicle 138 2004
7,249,860 Interior rearview mirror assembly 114 2004
7,338,177 Mirror reflective element for a vehicle 153 2004
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7,391,563 Electro-optic mirror cell 90 2007
7,636,188 Rearview mirror element assemblies and systems 101 2008
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* 7,934,843 Exterior sideview mirror system 10 2010
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GENTEX CORPORATION (2)
* 8,817,356 Vehicular rearview mirror with increased field-of-view 0 2011
* 2012/0099,173 VEHICULAR REARVIEW MIRROR WITH INCREASED FIELD-OF-VIEW 1 2011
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