Patents by Inventor Satoshi AMI

Satoshi AMI 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).

  • Patent number: 9580352
    Abstract: A substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays made of a glass having a high low-temperature-viscosity characteristic temperature and manufactured while avoiding erosion/wear of a melting tank during melting through direct electrical heating. The glass substrate comprises 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-20 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-0.8 mass % of R2O, wherein R2O is total amount of Li2O, Na2O, and K2O, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially does not comprise As2O3, wherein the mass ratio CaO/RO is equal to or greater than 0.65, the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 is in a range of 7-30, and the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO is equal to or greater than 5. A related method involves melting glass raw materials blended to provide the glass composition; a forming step of forming the molten glass into a flat-plate glass; and an annealing step of annealing the flat-plate glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9469564
    Abstract: A flat panel display glass substrate according to the present invention includes a glass comprising, as expressed in mol %, 55-80% SiO2, 3-20% Al2O3, 3-15% B2O3, 3-25% RO (the total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO), and substantially no As2O3, and Sb2O3. The devitrification temperature of the glass is 1250° C. or less. The glass substrate has a heat shrinkage rate of 75 ppm or less. The heat shrinkage rate is calculated from the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate measured after a heat treatment which is performed at a temperature rising and falling rate of 10° C./min and at 550° C. for 2 hours by the heat shrinkage rate (ppm)={the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate after the heat treatment/the length of the glass substrate before the heat treatment}×106.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9434644
    Abstract: The disclosed cover glass is produced by etching a glass substrate that has been formed by a down-drawing process, and chemically strengthening the glass substrate to provide the glass substrate with a compressive-stress layer on the principal surfaces thereof. The glass substrate contains, as components thereof, 50% to 70% by mass of SiO2, 5% to 20% by mass of Al2O3, 6% to 30% by mass of Na2O, and 0% to less than 8% by mass of Li2O. The glass substrate may also contain 0% to 2.6% by mass of CaO, if necessary. The glass substrate has an etching characteristic in which the etching rate is at least 3.7 ?m/minute in an etching environment having a temperature of 22° C. and containing hydrogen fluoride with a concentration of 10% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignees: AVANSTRATE INC., HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Mikiko Morishita, Satoshi Ami, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Tetsuo Takano
  • Patent number: 9321671
    Abstract: A glass substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays that is composed of a glass comprising 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-25 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-1 mass % of Fe2O3, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially not comprising As2O3, the glass having a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 in a range of 7-30 and a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO equal to or greater than 6. A method for manufacturing a glass substrate involves: a melting step of obtaining a molten glass by melting, by employing at least direct electrical heating, glass raw materials blended so as to provide the aforementioned glass composition; a forming step of forming the molten glass into a flat-plate glass; and an annealing step of annealing the flat-plate glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9278880
    Abstract: A glass substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays that is composed of a glass comprising 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-25 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-1 mass % of Fe2O3, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially not comprising As2O3, the glass having a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 in a range of 7-30 and a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO equal to or greater than 6. A method for manufacturing a glass substrate involves: a melting step of obtaining a molten glass by melting, by employing at least direct electrical heating, glass raw materials blended so as to provide the aforementioned glass composition; a forming step of forming the molten glass into a flat-plate glass; and an annealing step of annealing the flat-plate glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20150218040
    Abstract: A substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays made of a glass having a high low-temperature-viscosity characteristic temperature and manufactured while avoiding erosion/wear of a melting tank during melting through direct electrical heating. The glass substrate comprises 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-20 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-0.8 mass % of R2O, wherein R2O is total amount of Li2O, Na2O, and K2O, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially does not comprise As2O3, wherein the mass ratio CaO/RO is equal to or greater than 0.65, the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 is in a range of 7-30, and the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO is equal to or greater than 5. A related method involves melting glass raw materials blended to provide the glass composition; a forming step of forming the molten glass into a flat-plate glass; and an annealing step of annealing the flat-plate glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: AVANSTRATE INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi AMI, Manabu ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9096459
    Abstract: A flat panel display glass substrate includes a glass comprising, in mol %, 55-80% SiO2, 3-20% Al2O3, 3-15% B2O3, and 3-25% RO (the total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO). The contents in mol % of SiO2, Al2O3, and B2O3 satisfy a relationship (SiO2+Al2O3)/(B2O3)=7.5-17. The strain point of the glass is 665° C. or more. The devitrification temperature of the glass is 1250° C. or less. The substrate has a heat shrinkage rate of 75 ppm or less. The rate of heat shrinkage is calculated from the amount of shrinkage of the substrate measured after a heat treatment which is performed at a rising and falling temperature rate of 10° C./min and at 550° C. for 2 hours by the rate of heat shrinkage (ppm)={the amount of shrinkage of the substrate after the heat treatment/the length of the substrate before the heat treatment}×106.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20150191394
    Abstract: The disclosed cover glass is produced by etching a glass substrate that has been formed by a down-drawing process, and chemically strengthening the glass substrate to provide the glass substrate with a compressive-stress layer on the principal surfaces thereof. The glass substrate contains, as components thereof, 50% to 70% by mass of SiO2, 5% to 20% by mass of Al2O3, 6% to 30% by mass of Na2O, and 0% to less than 8% by mass of Li2O. The glass substrate may also contain 0% to 2.6% by mass of CaO, if necessary. The glass substrate has an etching characteristic in which the etching rate is at least 3.7 ?m/minute in an etching environment having a temperature of 22° C. and containing hydrogen fluoride with a concentration of 10% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Mikiko MORISHITA, Satoshi AMI, Kazuaki HASHIMOTO, Tetsuo TAKANO
  • Patent number: 9029280
    Abstract: A substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays made of a glass having a high low-temperature-viscosity characteristic temperature and manufactured while avoiding erosion/wear of a melting tank during melting through direct electrical heating. The glass substrate comprises 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-20 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-0.8 mass % of R2O, wherein R2O is total amount of Li2O, Na2O, and K2O, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially does not comprise As2O3, wherein the mass ratio CaO/RO is equal to or greater than 0.65, the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 is in a range of 7-30, and the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO is equal to or greater than 5. A related method involves melting glass raw materials blended to provide the glass composition; a forming step of forming the molten glass into a flat-plate glass; and an annealing step of annealing the flat-plate glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8932969
    Abstract: Provided are: a glass substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays that is composed of a glass having high characteristic temperatures in the low-temperature viscosity range, typified by the strain point and glass transition point, having a small heat shrinkage rate, and being capable of avoiding the occurrence of the problem regarding the erosion/wear of a melting tank at the time of melting through direct electrical heating; and a method for manufacturing same. The present glass substrate is composed of a glass comprising 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-25 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-1 mass % of Fe2O3, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially not comprising As2O3, the glass having a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 in a range of 7-30 and a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO equal to or greater than 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8895461
    Abstract: Provided are: a glass substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays that is composed of a glass having high characteristic temperatures in the low-temperature viscosity range, typified by the strain point and glass transition point, having a small heat shrinkage rate, and being capable of avoiding the occurrence of the problem regarding the erosion/wear of a melting tank at the time of melting through direct electrical heating; and a method for manufacturing same. The present glass substrate is composed of a glass comprising 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-25 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-1 mass % of Fe2O3, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially not comprising As2O3, the glass having a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 in a range of 7-30 and a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO equal to or greater than 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20140309098
    Abstract: A flat panel display glass substrate includes a glass comprising, in mol %, 55-80% SiO2, 3-20% Al2O3, 3-15% B2O3, and 3-25% RO (the total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO). The contents in mol % of SiO2, Al2O3, and B2O3 satisfy a relationship (SiO2+Al2O3)/(B2O3)=7.5-17. The strain point of the glass is 665° C. or more. The devitrification temperature of the glass is 1250° C. or less. The substrate has a heat shrinkage rate of 75 ppm or less. The rate of heat shrinkage is calculated from the amount of shrinkage of the substrate measured after a heat treatment which is performed at a rising and falling temperature rate of 10° C./min and at 550° C. for 2 hours by the rate of heat shrinkage (ppm)={the amount of shrinkage of the substrate after the heat treatment/the length of the substrate before the heat treatment}×106.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi AMI, Manabu ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 8853113
    Abstract: A flat panel display glass substrate according to the present invention includes a glass comprising, as expressed in mol %, 55-80% SiO2, 3-20% Al2O3, 3-15% B2O3, 3-25% RO (the total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO), and substantially no As2O3 and Sb2O3. The devitrification temperature of the glass is 1250° C. or less. The glass substrate has a heat shrinkage rate of 75 ppm or less. The heat shrinkage rate is calculated from the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate measured after a heat treatment which is performed at a temperature rising and falling rate of 10° C./min and at 550° C. for 2 hours by the heat shrinkage rate (ppm)={the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate after the heat treatment/the length of the glass substrate before the heat treatment}×106.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8840997
    Abstract: A cover glass having a compressive-stress layer on the principal surfaces thereof, and having a glass composition containing 50% to 70% by mole of SiO2, 3% to 20% by mole of Al2O3, 5% to 25% by mole of Na2O, more than 0% by mole and less than or equal to 2.5% by mole of Li2O, 0% to 5.5% by mole of K2O, and 0% to less than 3% by mole of B2O3. Also disclosed is a method for producing a cover glass which includes: (i) preparing molten glass by melting a glass raw material; (ii) forming the prepared molten glass into a plate-like shape by a down-draw process and thereby obtaining a glass substrate; and (iii) forming a compressive-stress layer on the surface of the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: AvanStrate Inc., Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Koyama, Satoshi Ami, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Tetsuo Takano
  • Publication number: 20140249019
    Abstract: A glass substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays that is composed of a glass comprising 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-25 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-1 mass % of Fe2O3, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially not comprising As2O3, the glass having a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 in a range of 7-30 and a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO equal to or greater than 6. A method for manufacturing a glass substrate involves: a melting step of obtaining a molten glass by melting, by employing at least direct electrical heating, glass raw materials blended so as to provide the aforementioned glass composition; a forming step of forming the molten glass into a flat-plate glass; and an annealing step of annealing the flat-plate glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi AMI, Manabu ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140249018
    Abstract: A flat panel display glass substrate according to the present invention includes a glass comprising, as expressed in mol %, 55-80% SiO2, 3-20% Al2O3, 3-15% B2O3, 3-25% RO (the total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO), and substantially no As2O3, and Sb2O3. The devitrification temperature of the glass is 1250° C. or less. The glass substrate has a heat shrinkage rate of 75 ppm or less. The heat shrinkage rate is calculated from the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate measured after a heat treatment which is performed at a temperature rising and falling rate of 10° C./min and at 550° C. for 2 hours by the heat shrinkage rate (ppm)={the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate after the heat treatment/the length of the glass substrate before the heat treatment}×106.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: AVANSTRATE INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi AMI, Manabu ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130065748
    Abstract: A flat panel display glass substrate includes a glass comprising, in mol %, 55-80% SiO2, 3-20% Al2O3, 3-15% B2O3, and 3-25% RO (the total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO). The contents in mol % of SiO2, Al2O3, and B2O3 satisfy a relationship (SiO2+Al2O3)/(B2O3)=7.5-17. The strain point of the glass is 665° C. or more. The devitrification temperature of the glass is 1250° C. or less. The substrate has a heat shrinkage rate of 75 ppm or less. The rate of heat shrinkage is calculated from the amount of shrinkage of the substrate measured after a heat treatment which is performed at a rising and falling temperature rate of 10° C./min and at 550° C. for 2 hours by the rate of heat shrinkage (ppm)={the amount of shrinkage of the substrate after the heat treatment/the length of the substrate before the heat treatment}×106.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20130059718
    Abstract: A substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays made of a glass having a high low-temperature-viscosity characteristic temperature and manufactured while avoiding erosion/wear of a melting tank during melting through direct electrical heating. The glass substrate comprises 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-20 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-0.8 mass % of R2O, wherein R2O is total amount of Li2O, Na2O, and K2O, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially does not comprise As2O3, wherein the mass ratio CaO/RO is equal to or greater than 0.65, the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 is in a range of 7-30, and the mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO is equal to or greater than 5. A related method involves melting glass raw materials blended to provide the glass composition; a forming step of forming the molten glass into a flat-plate glass; and an annealing step of annealing the flat-plate glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: AVANSTRATE INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi AMI, Manabu ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130029830
    Abstract: Provided are: a glass substrate for p-Si TFT flat panel displays that is composed of a glass having high characteristic temperatures in the low-temperature viscosity range, typified by the strain point and glass transition point, having a small heat shrinkage rate, and being capable of avoiding the occurrence of the problem regarding the erosion/wear of a melting tank at the time of melting through direct electrical heating; and a method for manufacturing same. The present glass substrate is composed of a glass comprising 52-78 mass % of SiO2, 3-25 mass % of Al2O3, 3-15 mass % of B2O3, 3-25 mass % of RO, wherein RO is total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO, 0.01-1 mass % of Fe2O3, and 0-0.3 mass % of Sb2O3, and substantially not comprising As2O3, the glass having a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/B2O3 in a range of 7-30 and a mass ratio (SiO2+Al2O3)/RO equal to or greater than 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: AVANSTRATE INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi AMI, Manabu ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130023400
    Abstract: A flat panel display glass substrate according to the present invention includes a glass comprising, as expressed in mol %, 55-80% SiO2, 3-20% Al2O3, 3-15% B2O3, 3-25% RO (the total amount of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO), and substantially no As2O3 and Sb2O3. The devitrification temperature of the glass is 1250° C. or less. The glass substrate has a heat shrinkage rate of 75 ppm or less. The heat shrinkage rate is calculated from the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate measured after a heat treatment which is performed at a temperature rising and falling rate of 10° C./min and at 550° C. for 2 hours by the heat shrinkage rate (ppm)={the amount of shrinkage of the glass substrate after the heat treatment/the length of the glass substrate before the heat treatment}×106.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro KOYAMA, Satoshi Ami, Manabu Ichikawa