Patents by Inventor Reiner Artmann

Reiner Artmann has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200369551
    Abstract: A method for processing glass elements is provided. The method includes introducing a perforation line for parting a glass element introduced into the glass element during or after a hot processing process at an elevated temperature of at least 100° C. Spaced-apart filamentary flaws are introduced into the glass element along the predetermined course of the perforation line by a pulsed laser beam of an ultrashort pulse laser, and, during or after the introduction of the filamentary flaws, the glass element is cooled down so as to produce a temperature gradient, which induces a mechanical stress at the filamentary flaws, whereby the breaking force required for parting the glass element along the perforation line is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Andreas Ortner, Ulla Trinks, Fabian Wagner, Carsten Etz, Daniela Seiler, Michael Kluge, Peter Czepelka, Frank-Thomas Lentes, André Witzmann, Reiner Artmann
  • Publication number: 20070141348
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating refractory material which consists of fireclay, light-weight refractory bricks, silimanite bricks, zirconium and zirconium-containing bricks, and fusion-cast bricks with compositions from Al2O3, SiO2, ZrO2 and/or MgO or CrO in order to render it corrosion-resistant so that it withstands contact with a glass melt for a longer time. The surface of the material is treated by laser radiation, forming a vitreous surface layer having a thickness of 100 to 1000 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Andre Witzmann, Ulla Trinks, Reiner Artmann