Zinc Containing Patents (Class 501/26)
  • Patent number: 9867233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vitroceramic article intended in particular to cover or receive heating elements, said article being provided with at least one luminous zone, in particular for display, comprising at least one luminous pattern, said article comprising at least one vitroceramic substrate, at least one light source, and at least one enamel coating which covers at least a part of said zone and within which an uncovered region is formed in the shape of said pattern, the composition of said enamel comprising at least one glass frit and at least one pigment, the glass frit comprising the following constituents: SiO2 40-55% Al2O3 ?0-10% B2O3 25-55% Na2O ?0-5% K2O ?0-5% Li2O ?0-10%, the rate of pigment or pigments being from 40 to 65% by weight of the frit/pigment mixture, the article furthermore comprising a diffusing zone facing the enamel coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: EUROKERA S.N.C.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Lecomte, Nicolas Aulagnon, Pablo Vilato
  • Patent number: 8986841
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66% MgO 3-8% Na2O ?7-15% K2O 0-3% Li2O ?0-12% CaO ?0-10% BaO ?0-15% Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The reinforced glass-ceramics obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eurokera S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • Patent number: 8981890
    Abstract: There are provided a non-magnetic composition for a ceramic electronic component, a ceramic electronic component manufactured by using the same, and a manufacturing method thereof. The non-magnetic composition for a ceramic electronic component includes a compound represented by ZnCuTiO4 such that the inductance decreasing rate at the high current and the capacitance rate of change of the magnetic body after the application of current according to the temperature change are insensitive, whereby the stable operational characteristics of the ceramic electronic component may be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Yong An, Min Kyoung Cheon, Ho Yoon Kim, Young Il Lee, Myeong Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 8980776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lead-free, low melting point glass composition, which is characterized by being substantially free from a lead component and comprising 0-8 mass % of SiO2, 2-12 mass % of B2O3, 2-7 mass % of ZnO, 0.5-3 mass % of RO (MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO), 0.5-5 mass % of CuO, 80-90 mass % of Bi2O3, 0.1-3 mass % of Fe2O3, and 0.1-3 mass % of Al2O3. This glass composition is not easily crystallized at high temperatures and is stable. Therefore, it is useful as an insulating coating material and a sealing material for electronic material substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Jun Hamada
  • Publication number: 20150013390
    Abstract: This invention relates to glass and enamel compositions. The glass compositions include SiO2, Nb2O5, Na2O, B2O3, ZnO, Bi2O3, TiO2, MoO3, ZrO2, Y2O3, Al2O3, Li2O, and K2O. The glass compositions can be used to form an enamel on a substrate, for example, to decorate and/or protect the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Sandeep K. Singh, George E. Sakoske, David A. Klimas
  • Publication number: 20140353851
    Abstract: Provided is a glass composition for protecting a semiconductor junction which contains at least SiO2, B2O3, Al2O3, ZnO and at least two oxides of alkaline earth metals selected from a group consisting of CaO, MgO and BaO, and substantially contains none of Pb, As, Sb, Li, Na and K, wherein an average linear expansion coefficient within a temperature range of 50° C. to 550° C. falls within a range of 3.33×10?6 to 4.13×10?6. A semiconductor device having high breakdown strength can be manufactured using such a glass material containing no lead in the same manner as a conventional case where “a glass material containing lead silicate as a main component” is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Koya Muyari, Koji Ito, Atsushi Ogasawara, Kazuhiko Ito
  • Patent number: 8901018
    Abstract: The present invention is a composite encapsulating material which consists of silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, yttrium oxide and zinc oxide and has glass transition temperature between 694° C. and 833° C. as well as expansion coefficient between 7.0 and 8.5×10?6/° C. The ratio of the number of moles of silicon dioxide plus aluminum oxide (yttrium oxide or zinc oxide) to the total number of moles is 41.88˜62.22% (10.48˜26.67% or 11.11˜47.64%); the ratio of the number of moles of aluminum oxide to the total number of moles is 5.23˜17.78%. The ratios of aluminum oxide to silicon dioxide, yttrium oxide to silicon dioxide, and zinc oxide to silicon dioxide are 0.14˜0.40, 0.29˜0.60, and 0.25˜1.30, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: National Taipei University of Technology
    Inventors: Sea-Fue Wang, Chieh-Sheng Cheng, Yung-Fu Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140326393
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that includes the above-described composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy A. DENNIS
  • Patent number: 8871664
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a refractory filler, comprising melting a raw material batch and cooling the resultant melt to precipitate willemite as a main crystal phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Enomoto, Hiroyuki Okamura, Nobutoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 8822032
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to glass frits materials containing phosphors that can be used in LED lighting devices and for methods associated therewith for making the phosphor containing frit materials. Suitable non-lead glasses have a composition, in mol %, in the range of 20-24% K2O, 8-12% ZnO, 2-6% Al2O3, 35-41% B2O3 and 22-28 SiO2. Suitable leaded glasses have a composition, in wt %, in range of 72-79% PbO, 8-13% Al2O3, 8-13% B2O3, 2-5% SiO2 and 0-0.3% Sb2O3. Commercial high-lead glass can be used in practicing the disclosure. Among the unique advantages are the ability to blend two or more phosphors within the same frit layer which will yield a multi-phosphor-containing glass after firing; the ability to deposit the phosphor onto a substrate into a desired geometric pattern; and the fluorescing layer can be applied to the active plane, with the glass serving as protective substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Lisa Ann Lamberson, Robert Michael Morena, William R Trutna
  • Patent number: 8778469
    Abstract: When local heating by use of laser sealing or the like is applied, the bonding strength between glass substrates and a sealing layer is improved to provide an electronic device having increased reliability. An electronic device includes a first glass substrate, a second glass substrate, and a sealing layer to seal an electronic element portion disposed between these glass substrates. The sealing layer is a layer obtained by locally heating a sealing material by an electromagnetic wave, such as laser light or infrared light, to melt-bond the sealing material, the sealing material containing sealing glass, a low-expansion filler and an electromagnetic wave absorber. In the first and second glass substrates, each reacted layer is produced to have a maximum depth of at least 30 nm from an interface with the sealing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Sohei Kawanami, Yoshinori Ami, Yoko Mitsui
  • Patent number: 8772189
    Abstract: This invention relates to glass and enamel compositions. The glass compositions comprise SiO2, Cs2O, Na2O, ZnO, B2O3, and TiO2, and optionally Bi2O3 and F. The resulting compositions can be used to form an enamel on a substrate, for example, to decorate and/or protect the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Sandeep K. Singh, George E. Sakoske, David A. Klimas
  • Publication number: 20140175340
    Abstract: A glass frit includes at least three metal oxides selected from the group of lead oxide, silicon oxide, tellurium oxide, bismuth oxide, zinc oxide, and tungsten oxide, wherein the glass frit exhibits a phase transition peak in the range of about 300° C. to about 600° C. on a cooling curve obtained via an TG-DTA analysis while a mixture of the glass frit and silver powder, obtained by mixing the glass frit with the silver powder in a weight ratio of 1:1, is cooled at a cooling rate of 10° C./min, after heating the mixture to 850° C. at a heating rate of 20° C./min and held there for a wait-time of 10 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Young Wook CHOI, Eun Kyung KIM, Ju Hee KIM, Young Ki PARK, Dae Seop SONG, Jae Ho KIM, Sang Hyun YANG
  • Patent number: 8748327
    Abstract: Disclosed are lead free glass frit powder for manufacturing a silicon solar cell, its producing method, a metal paste composition containing the same and a silicon solar cell. The lead free glass frit powder for manufacturing a silicon solar cell includes Bi2O3; B2O3; and any one metal oxide selected from the group consisting of ZnO, Al2O3 and BaCO3, or mixtures thereof. The glass frit powder is free of lead, and thus, it is environmental friendly. A front electrode of a solar cell formed using the glass frit powder has low resistance against contact with a substrate and high adhesion to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Wuk Park, Min-Seo Kim, Jong-Taik Lee
  • Patent number: 8673461
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66%? MgO 3-8% Na2O 7-15%? K2O 0-3% Li2O 0-12%? CaO 0-10%? BaO 0-15%? Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The reinforced glass-ceramics obtained by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Eurokera S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • Patent number: 8609559
    Abstract: Disclosed are a glass composition and a dielectric composition enabling low temperature sintering, and a high capacitance multilayer ceramic capacitor using the same. In the glass composition used for sintering, the glass composition may be formed of a formula, aR2O-bCaO-cZnO-dBaO-eB2O3-fAl2O3-gSiO2, and the formula may satisfy a+b+c+d+e+f+g=100, 0?a?7, 1?b?3, 1?c?15, 10?d?20, 3?e?10, 0?f?3, and 55?g?72. Through this, when manufacturing the high capacity multilayer ceramic capacitor, the dielectric substance may enable the lower temperature sintering, thereby enhancing a capacitance and a reliability of the high capacitance multilayer ceramic capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Samhwa Capacitor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Joo Oh, Jung Rag Yoon
  • Patent number: 8507098
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention are directed to wear resistant coatings, tiles having the wear resistant coatings disposed thereon, and to methods of making the coatings and tiles. A wear resistant coating generally includes a strontium aluminosilicate glass-ceramic composition that is formed from a glaze. The glaze can include a crystallizing component, which itself can include strontium, aluminum, and silicon, but also comprises less than about 2 weight percent each of lithium, boron, barium, sodium, iron, titanium, zirconium, and carbon, based on a total weight of the crystallizing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Mohawk Carpet Corporation, Intercolor S.p.A.
    Inventors: Thomas Long, Claudio Ansaloni, Massimo Sernesi, David A. Earl
  • Publication number: 20130108946
    Abstract: A vitroceramic glass composition consisting of SiO2, Al2O3, and CaO or of SiO2, Al2O3, CaO and SrO or of SiO2, Al2O3 and La2O3 is provided. In addition, a method and assembly of at least two parts using said composition is provided. Also, a gasket and assembly obtained by this method as well as a high temperature electrolyzer (HTE) or solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) comprising this gasket or this assembly are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Andrew Connelly, Hichem Khedim
  • Patent number: 8389428
    Abstract: A glass composition having high refractive index, softening property at low temperature and small average thermal expansion coefficient, and a member provided with the composition on a substrate, are provided. The glass composition of the present invention has a refractive index (nd) of from 1.88 to 2.20, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of from 450 to 490° C., and an average thermal expansion coefficient at temperatures from 50° C. to 300° C. (?50-300) of from 60×10?7/K to 90×10?7/K, and includes Bi2O3 in an amount of from 5 to 25% in terms of mol % on the basis of oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Naoya Wada, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Nao Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20120282407
    Abstract: This invention relates to glass and enamel compositions. The glass compositions comprise SiO2, Cs2O, Na2O, ZnO, B2O3, and TiO2, and optionally Bi2O3 and F. The resulting compositions can be used to form an enamel on a substrate, for example, to decorate and/or protect the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: FERRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sandeep K. Singh, George E. Sakoske, David A. Klimas
  • Publication number: 20120211146
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to frit materials that have an improved IR absorption property. Certain examples relate to frit materials that substantially melt in about 3 minutes at a temperature of about 525° C. Certain examples relate to a method of making an edge seal by using IR energy. Certain examples relate to adjusting the IR energy applied to a frit material to form an edge seal. Certain examples also relate to making a VIG unit by applying IR energy and adjusting the amount of IR energy over multiple periods of time, e.g., in an oscillating manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20120213952
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that includes the above-described composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Guardan Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy Alan DENNIS
  • Publication number: 20120213951
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that includes the above-described composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8211816
    Abstract: A cover glass, containing, by mole percentage: 15 to 40% of P2O5; 15 to 30% of Al2O3; 0 to 15% of SiO2; 0 to 20% of B2O3; 0 to 10% of Li2O; 0 to less than 20% of Na2O; 0 to less than 20% of K2O, provided that Li2O+Na2O+K2O is in a range from 15 to less than 20%; and from 1 to 35% of MgO+CaO+SrO+ZnO. The cover glass being suitable for at least one selected from the group consisting of a solid-state imaging element package and an air-tight sealing of a resin package, and having a sufficient strength not to undergo breakage even when subjected to external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8202812
    Abstract: This invention relates to lead free, cadmium free, bismuth free low melting high durability glass and enamel compositions. The compositions comprise silica, zinc, titanium, and boron oxide based glass frits. The resulting compositions can be used to decorate and protect automotive, beverage, architectural, pharmaceutical and other glass substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventor: George E. Sakoske
  • Patent number: 8183168
    Abstract: A lead-free glass for covering electrodes including, as represented by mass % based on the following oxides, from 30 to 50% of B2O3, from 21 to 25% of SiO2, from 10 to 35% of ZnO, from 7 to 14% in total of K2O and either one or both of Li2O and Na2O, from 0 to 10% of Al2O3, and from 0 to 10% of ZrO2, wherein when it contains at least one component selected from the group consisting of MgO, CaO, SrO and BaO, the total of their contents is at most 5%, and when the molar fractions of Li2O, Na2O and K2O are represented by l, n and k, respectively, l is at most 0.025, and l+n+k is from 0.07 to 0.17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Fujimine, Hitoshi Onoda, Kenji Imakita, Yasuko Osaki, Hiroyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8168551
    Abstract: Provided is a cover coating composition for a glass lining comprising a frit constituting the composition which mainly includes 65 to 75 mol % of SiO2, 2 to 8 mol % of ZrO2, 10 to 22 mol % of R2O where R represents Li, K, or Cs, and 2 to 12 mol % of R?O where R? represents Mg, Ca, Sr, or Ba, and the frit is free of Na2O, and said cover coating composition for a glass lining may further contain a metal fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ikebukuro Horo Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iizawa, Masahiro Shirasaki, Takashi Kawashima, Osamu Mori
  • Publication number: 20120085404
    Abstract: To provide a glass frit for forming an electrode, to be used for forming a light-receiving surface electrode for a solar cell, which has suitable glass fluidity and Si reactivity required to form a light-receiving surface electrode and a sufficient water resistance. A glass frit for forming an electrode to be used for forming a light-receiving surface electrode 12 for a solar cell 1, which comprises from 3 mol % to 20 mol % of SiO2, from 10 mol % to 40 mol % of Bi2O3, from 15 mol % to 45 mol % of B2O3, from 10 mol % to 60 mol % of ZnO and from 2 mol % to 10 mol % of Ti2O, wherein the total content of Bi2O3 and ZnO is from 35 mol % to 70 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YAMANAKA, Yuki Yokoyama, Toru Shimoyama
  • Patent number: 8133829
    Abstract: The present invention provides a frit containing substantially no lead, which is applicable to a member having ? of at most 50×10?7/° C. A frit comprising a low-melting point glass powder and a refractory filler powder, containing substantially no lead, having a thermal expansion coefficient of at most 50×10?7/° C., and being processable at 500° C. or lower, wherein the above low-melting point glass powder satisfies a softening pour point range of at least 30° C., and the above refractory filler powder satisfies the following relationship: 1<S×?<10 S: specific surface area (m2/g) ?: density (g/cm3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Asahi Ide
  • Patent number: 8084380
    Abstract: Transition metal doped Sn phosphate glass compositions and methods of making transition metal doped Sn phosphate glass compositions are described which can be used for example, in sealing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Bruce Gardiner Aitken
  • Patent number: 8080490
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antimicrobial phosphate glass having the following composition in percent by weight on an oxide basis: P2O5>66-80 percent by weight; SO30-40 percent by weight; B203 0-1 percent by weight; Al2O3>6.2-10 percent by weight; SiO2 0-10 percent by weight; Na2O>9-20 percent by weight; CaO 0-25 percent by weight; MgO 0-15 percent by weight; SrO 0-15 percent by weight; BaO 0-15 percent by weight; ZnO>0-25 percent by weight; Ag2O 0-5 percent by weight; CuO 0-10 percent by weight; GeO2 0-10 percent by weight; TeO2 0-15 percent by weight; Cr2O3 0-10 percent by weight; J 0-10 percent by weight; F 0-3 percent by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Jörg Hinrich Fechner, José Zimmer, Karine Seneschal
  • Patent number: 8022000
    Abstract: A bonding glass containing V2O5: 25 to 50 wt %, TeO2: 20 to 40 wt % and BaO: 5 to 30 wt %, and not containing lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Displays Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Sawai, Osamu Shiono, Takashi Namekawa, Hiroyuki Akata, Takashi Naito, Keiichi Kanazawa, Yuuichi Kijima, Shigemi Hirasawa, Shunichi Asakura, Mitsuo Hayashibara
  • Patent number: 8007930
    Abstract: This invention relates to lead free, cadmium free, bismuth free low melting high durability glass and enamel compositions. The compositions comprise silica, zinc, titanium, and boron oxide based glass frits. The resulting compositions can be used to decorate and protect automotive, beverage, architectural, pharmaceutical and other glass substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventor: George E. Sakoske
  • Patent number: 7989373
    Abstract: Sealing materials for use with membrane supports, and in particular to sealing materials that can be used to form a glassy coating on the exterior surface of a membrane support to prevent gases from entering or exiting the support via the support's exterior walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Lamberson, Robert Michael Morena
  • Patent number: 7989374
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell device includes layers of solid electrolyte, cathode plates, anode plates, a frame and a non-contaminating, electrochemically stable sealing material. The sealing material may have a CTE of about 95×10?7/° C. to about 115×10?7/° C. The sealing material may include from about 65 wt % to about 100 wt % of glass frit and from about 0 wt % to about 35 wt % of a filler material. The glass frit may include from about 0 mol % to about 43 mol % of a metal oxide expressed as RO wherein R comprises magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, zinc and/or combinations thereof. The glass frit may also include from about 0 mol % to about 5 mol % Al2O3; from about 0 mol % to about 7 mol % TiO2; and from about 41 mol % to about 60 mol % SiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Lisa Ann Lamberson, Robert Michael Morena
  • Publication number: 20110073180
    Abstract: Disclosed are lead free glass frit powder for manufacturing a silicon solar cell, its producing method, a metal paste composition containing the same and a silicon solar cell. The lead free glass frit powder for manufacturing a silicon solar cell includes Bi2O3; B2O3; and any one metal oxide selected from the group consisting of ZnO, Al2O3 and BaCO3, or mixtures thereof. The glass frit powder is free of lead, and thus, it is environmental friendly. A front electrode of a solar cell formed using the glass frit powder has low resistance against contact with a substrate and high adhesion to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Jong-Wuk Park, Min-Seo Kim, Jong-Taik Lee
  • Patent number: 7910507
    Abstract: There is provided a glass ceramic material for plasma display, in which glass fine grains (A) having a softening point of 570-640° C. are in 40-70 wt %, and glass fine grains (B) having a softening point of 480-540° C. are in 30-60 wt %, the glass ceramic material for plasma display being characterized in that the glass fine grains (A) comprise 2-12 wt % of SiO2, 50-58 wt % of B2O3, 10-20 wt % of Al2O3, 0-6 wt % of ZnO, 0-2.8 wt % of Li2O, and 10-22 wt % of at least one selected from MgO, CaO, SrO and BaO and that refractive index of the glass fine grains (A) is 1.53-1.56.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Koji Tominaga
  • Patent number: 7884547
    Abstract: Lead-free acid-resistant glass composition includes 5-25% of SiO2, 4-30% of B2O3, 7-30% of ZnO, 15-70% of Bi2O3, 0-15% of Al2O3, 5-20% of BaO in weight percentage, and being substantially lead-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Noritake Co., Limited
    Inventors: Yuko Kato, Makiko Imai
  • Patent number: 7833439
    Abstract: A silver conductive coating possessing infrared absorbing properties is disclosed. The coating is made from a blend of one or more micron size silver powders and/or flakes together with carbon black, inorganic pigment, glass frit, and powdered selenium or bismuth metal. The foregoing dry ingredients are pasted with an organic vehicle, applied to a substrate, and fired at a temperature of up to 1400° F. The coating absorbs infrared radiation beyond the decomposition of carbon black, thus allowing higher firing temperatures and hence shorter firing times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Terry J. Brown, David M. Stotka, William G. Picard, George E. Sakoske
  • Publication number: 20100273631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reinforcing a glass-ceramic article, into which a maximum tension is introduced beneath the surface of the glass-ceramic, advantageously in proximity to said surface. The invention also relates to an enamel that can be used for this reinforcement, this enamel being formed from a glass frit having the following composition, the proportions being expressed as weight percentages: SiO2 50-66%? MgO 3-8% Na2O 7-15%? K2O 0-3% Li2O 0-12%? CaO 0-10%? BaO 0-15%? Al2O3 0-3% ZrO2 0-3% ZnO 0-5% B2O3 0-8% the sum of the alkaline-earth metal oxides CaO+BaO moreover being between 8 and 15%, and the sum of the alkali metal oxides Na2O+K2O+Li2O moreover being between 7 and 20%. The invention also relates to the reinforced glass-ceramics obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: EUROKERA S.N.C.
    Inventors: Stephanie Pelletier, Marie-Helene Chopinet, Caroline Faillat, Marie-Helene Rouillon, Pablo Vilato
  • Publication number: 20100244205
    Abstract: Glass frits, conductive inks and articles having conductive inks applied thereto are described. According to one or more embodiments, glass frits with no intentionally added lead comprise TeO2 and one or more of Bi2O3, SiO2 and combinations thereof. One embodiment of the glass frit includes B2O3, and can further include ZnO, Al2O3 and/or combinations thereof. One embodiment provides for conductive inks which include a glass frit with no intentionally added lead and comprising TeO2 and one or more of Bi2O3, SiO2 and combinations thereof. Another embodiment includes articles with substrates such as semiconductors or glass sheets, having conductive inks disposed thereto, wherein the conductive ink includes glass frits having no intentionally added lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Robert Prunchak
  • Patent number: 7740947
    Abstract: Coatings containing particulate metal alloy are disclosed. The coatings provide corrosion protection to a substrate, such as a metal substrate. The coatings contain zinc-metal-containing alloy in flake form, most particularly an alloy flake of zinc and aluminum. The coating can be from compositions that are water-based or solvent-based. The compositions for providing the coating may also contain a substituent such as a water-reducible organofunctional silane, or a hexavalent-chromium-providing substance, or a titanate polymer, or a silica substance constituent. the coating may desirably be topcoated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Metal Coatings International Inc.
    Inventors: Etienne Georges Maze, Gilbert Louis Lelong, Terry E. Dorsett, Donald J. Guhde, Toshio Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 7691762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass composition and a glass frit adequate for low temperature sintering agent at 1,100° C. or less, and a dielectric composition and a multilayer ceramic capacitor using the same. The glass composition comprises aLi2O-bK2O-cCaO-dBaO-eB2O3-fSiO2, in which a, b, c, d, e and f satisfy following relationships: a+b+c+d+e+f=100, 2?a?10, 2?b?10, 0?c?25, 0?d?25, 5?e?20, and 50?f?80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co.,
    Inventors: Sung Bum Sohn, Kang Heon Hur, Eun Sang Na, Tae Ho Song, Han Seong Jung, Chan Kong Kim
  • Patent number: 7678457
    Abstract: This invention provides a thick-film type dielectric with desired adhesivity to the base and very good insulation properties. The dielectric of the present invention includes a lower dielectric layer made of a photosensitive composition and an upper dielectric layer which is made of a photosensitive composition and formed on the aforementioned lower dielectric layer. The softening point (T1) of the primary glass powder used for the aforementioned lower dielectric layer, the softening point (T2) of the primary glass powder used for the aforementioned upper dielectric layer, and the firing temperature (T3) of the aforementioned primary glass powder satisfy the following relationship: T1<T3<T2<T3+30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Keiichiro Hayakawa, Masakatsu Kuroki
  • Patent number: 7674735
    Abstract: The invention is directed to highly crystalline, frit-sintered glass-ceramic materials and seals made using them that are suitable for solid oxide fuel cell applications. The seals have a coefficient of thermal expansion in the range of 70-130×10?7° C., preferably 85-115×10?7° C. The glass-ceramic materials have a crystalline component and a glass component, the crystalline component being >50% of the glass-ceramic and the glass component being <50%. In one preferred embodiment the crystalline component is >75%. Regarding the crystalline component only, >50% of the crystals in the crystalline component of the glass-ceramic has a structure selected from the structural groups represented by walstromite, cyclowollastonite, ?-(Ca,Sr)SiO3, kalsilite, kaliophilite and wollastonite (the primary crystalline phase) and the remaining <50% of the crystalline component is at least one secondary crystalline phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, Sasha Marjanovic, Linda Ruth Pinckney, Dell Joseph St Julien
  • Publication number: 20100050693
    Abstract: lead-free crystal ice that can be melt-adhered to a plate glass, has an average particle diameter (ø) of 0.2 mm to 1.0 mm, can be melted at a firing temperature (i.e. an internal temperature of a heating furnace) of 650 to 710° C., contains no heavy metals, and consists of optimal components present in optimal amounts. The lead-free crystal ice has the highest melting point within the range of 650 to 710° C. In addition, the surface of the lead-free crystal ice is not deformed or discolored in the atmosphere after the crystal ice is melt-adhered to the surface of a plate glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jae Seok Jeon
  • Patent number: 7628878
    Abstract: A precursor of a ceramic adhesive suitable for use in a vacuum, thermal, and microgravity environment. The precursor of the ceramic adhesive includes a silicon-based, preceramic polymer and at least one ceramic powder selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, aluminum nitride, boron carbide, boron oxide, boron nitride, hafnium boride, hafnium carbide, hafnium oxide, lithium aluminate, molybdenum silicide, niobium carbide, niobium nitride, silicon boride, silicon carbide, silicon oxide, silicon nitride, tin oxide, tantalum boride, tantalum carbide, tantalum oxide, tantalum nitride, titanium boride, titanium carbide, titanium oxide, titanium nitride, yttrium oxide, zirconium diboride, zirconium carbide, zirconium oxide, and zirconium silicate. Methods of forming the ceramic adhesive and of repairing a substrate in a vacuum and microgravity environment are also disclosed, as is a substrate repaired with the ceramic adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: COI Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Riedell, Timothy E. Easler
  • Publication number: 20090294740
    Abstract: A method to prevent the catastrophic failure of electrical contacts of silicon piezoresistive transducers located on a silicon wafer at temperatures above 600° C. comprising the steps of using a lead-free glass frit to surround the contacts and bonding the sensor wafer to a glass wafer employing a lead-free glass and utilizing a modified electrostatic bonding technique to join the silicon wafer to the lead-free glass wafer to form a high temperature SOI device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony D. Kurtz, Alexander A. Ned
  • Patent number: 7611774
    Abstract: The glass ceramic or glass element that can be subjected to high thermal loads is decorated with a metallic colorant. The metallic colorant consists of a melted silicate and at least one effect pigment, which is included in a specified proportion in a melt of the silicate glass to form the metallic colorant. The at least one effect pigment is in the form of platelets of synthetic aluminum oxide (Al2O3) coated with at least one metal oxide. Preferably the at least one effect pigment is a XIRALLIC® high chroma sparkle pigment supplied commercially by Merck and the metallic colorant has a pigment content of from 1 to 30 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Monica Cotlear De Witzmann, Dietmar Wennemann, Angelina Milanovska, Ella Ruhl, Eva Lauterbach, Ioannis Kosmas
  • Patent number: 7585798
    Abstract: A lead-free glass material for use in sealing, which has a glass composition being free of lead and exhibits high performance in the range of choices for the material to be sealed, the sealing processability, the sealing quality and the like, has a glass composition including four types of metal oxides of V2O5, ZnO, BaO and P2O5 as essential ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Yamato Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yoshida, Yasuo Hatate, Tsugumitsu Sarata, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Tomoyuki Honda