And Zinc Or Zirconium Patents (Class 501/67)
  • Patent number: 10494293
    Abstract: A thermally tempered glass element is provided made of glass with two opposite faces that are under compressive stress of at least 40 MPa. The glass has a working point at which the glass has a viscosity of 104 dPa·s of at most 1350° C. The glass has a viscosity versus temperature profile and a coefficient of thermal expansion versus temperature profile of the glass are such that a variable (750° C.?T13)/(CTELiq?CTESol) has a value of at most 5*106 K2. The CTELiq is a coefficient of linear thermal expansion of the glass above a glass transition temperature Tg, the CTESol is a coefficient of linear thermal expansion of the glass in a temperature range from 20° C. to 300° C., and the T13 is a temperature at which the glass has a viscosity of 1013 dPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Michael Schwall, Christian Mlx, Jochen Alkemper, Peter Thomas
  • Patent number: 10450217
    Abstract: A glass for pharmaceutical containers, which is resistant to delamination and has excellent processibility, is provided. The glass for pharmaceutical containers comprises, in mol % on an oxide basis, 69 to 81% of SiO2, 4 to 12% of Al2O3, 0 to 5% of B2O3, to 20% of Li2O+Na2O+K2O, 0.1 to 12% of Li2O, and 0 to 10% of MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO. The glass has a hydrolytic resistance of Class 1 in a test in accordance with the European pharmacopoeia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Ken Choju
  • Patent number: 10377656
    Abstract: A method includes contacting a second layer of a glass sheet with a forming surface to form a shaped glass article. The glass sheet includes a first layer adjacent to the second layer. The first layer includes a first glass composition. The second layer includes a second glass composition. An effective viscosity of the glass sheet during the contacting step is less than a viscosity of the second layer of the glass sheet during the contacting step. A shaped glass article includes a first layer including a first glass composition and a second layer including a second glass composition. A softening point of the first glass composition is less than a softening point of the second glass composition. An effective 108.2 P temperature of the glass article is at most about 900° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Vladislav Yuryevich Golyatin, John Richard Ridge, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Butchi Reddy Vaddi, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 9802857
    Abstract: Substantially alkali free glasses are disclosed with can be used to produce substrates for flat panel display devices, e.g., active-matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs). The glasses have high annealing temperatures and etch rates. Methods for producing substantially alkali free glasses using a downdraw process (e.g., a fusion process) are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bradley Frederick Bowden, Adam James Ellison, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Patent number: 9782949
    Abstract: Laminated articles and layered articles, for example, low alkali glass laminated articles and layered articles useful for, for example, electrochromic devices are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: David Francis Dawson-Elli, Steven Edward DeMartino, Laura L Hluck
  • Patent number: 9540273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-alkali glass having a strain point of from 710° C. to lower than 725° C., an average thermal expansion coefficient at from 50 to 300° C. of from 30×10?7 to 43×10?7/° C., a temperature T2 at which glass viscosity reaches 102 dPa·s of 1710° C. or lower, a temperature T4 at which the glass viscosity reaches 104 dPa·s of 1320° C. or lower, and containing, indicated by mol % on the basis of oxides, SiO2 66 to 70, Al2O3 12 to 14, B2O3 exceeding 0 to 1.5, MgO exceeding 9.5 to 13 (or 5 to 9.5), CaO 4 to 9 (or 4 to 11), SrO 0.5 to 4.5, BaO 0 to 0.5 and ZrO 0 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tokunaga, Tomoyuki Tsujimura, Manabu Nishizawa, Akio Koike
  • Patent number: 9051214
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to an improved method of strengthening glass substrates (e.g., soda lime silica glass substrates). In certain examples, a glass substrate may be chemically strengthened by creating an electric field within the glass. In certain cases, the chemical tempering may be performed by surrounding the substrate by a plasma including certain ions, such as Li+, K+, Mg2+, and/or the like. In some cases, these ions may be forced into the glass substrate due to the half-cycles of the electric field generated by the electrodes that formed the plasma. This may advantageously chemically strengthen a glass substrate on a substantially reduced time scale. In other example embodiments, an electric field may be set in a float bath such that sodium ions are driven from the molten glass ribbon into the tin bath, which may advantageously result in a stronger glass substrate with reduced sodium content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Xuequn Hu, Glenn A. Cerny
  • Publication number: 20150147575
    Abstract: Alkali aluminosilicate glasses that are ion exchangeable to high compressive stresses, have fast ion exchange kinetics, and high intrinsic damage resistance. The glasses achieve all of the above desired properties either with only small amounts of P2O5 (<1 mol %) or without addition of any P2O5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, John Christopher Mauro
  • Publication number: 20150140325
    Abstract: Embodiments of glass composition including at least about 65 mol % SiO2, Al2O3 in the range from about 7 mol % to about 11 mol %, Na2O in the range from about 13 mol % to about 16 mol %; and a non-zero amount of one or more alkali earth metal oxides selected from MgO, CaO and ZnO, wherein the sum of the alkali earth metal oxides is up to about 6 mol %, are disclosed. The glass compositions can be processed using fusion forming processes and float forming processes and are ion exchangeable. Glass articles including such glass compositions and methods of forming such glass articles are also disclosed. The glass articles of one or more embodiments exhibit a Vickers indentation crack initiation load of at least 8 kgf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Publication number: 20150118497
    Abstract: An ion exchangeable glass having a high degree of resistance to damage caused by abrasion, scratching, indentation, and the like. The glass comprises alumina, B2O3, and alkali metal oxides, and contains boron cations having three-fold coordination. The glass, when ion exchanged, has a Vickers crack initiation threshold of at least 10 kilogram force (kgf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Adam James Ellison, John Christopher Mauro
  • Publication number: 20150093561
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass having a strain point of from 680 to 735° C., an average thermal expansion coefficient at from 50 to 350° C. of from 30×10?7 to 43×10?7/° C., and a specific gravity of 2.60 or less, and containing, indicated by mol % on the basis of oxides, SiO2 65 to 69%, Al2O3 11.5 to 14%, B2O3 3 to 6.5%, MgO 1 to 5%, CaO 7.5 to 12%, SrO 0 to 1%, BaO 0.5 to 6%, and ZrO2 0 to 2%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tokunaga, Manabu Nishizawa, Akio Koike
  • Publication number: 20150087494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass having a strain point of 710° C. or higher, an average thermal expansion coefficient at from 50 to 350° C. of from 30×10?7 to 43×10?7/° C., a temperature T2 at which glass viscosity reaches 102 dPa·s of 1,710° C. or lower, and a temperature T4 at which the glass viscosity reaches 104 dPa·s of 1,320° C. or lower, containing, indicated by % by mass on the basis of oxides: SiO2 58.5 to 67.5, Al2O3 18 to 24, B2O3 0 to 1.7, MgO 6.0 to 8.5, CaO 3.0 to 8.5, SrO 0.5 to 7.5, BaO 0 to 2.5, and ZrO2 0 to 4.0, containing 0 to 0.35% by mass of Cl, 0.01 to 0.15% by mass of F, and 0.01 to 0.3% by mass of SnO2, and having a ?-OH value of the glass of from 0.15 to 0.60 mm?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi TOKUNAGA, Akio Koike, Manabu Nishizawa, Tomoyuki Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20150087495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass having a strain point of 680 to 735° C., an average thermal expansion coefficient at from 50 to 350° C. of from 30×10?7 to 43×10?7/° C., a temperature T2 at which glass viscosity reaches 102 dPa.s of 1,710° C. or lower, and a temperature T4 at which the glass viscosity reaches 104 dPa.s of 1,310° C. or lower, and containing, indicated by mol % on the basis of oxides, SiO2 63 to 74, Al2O3 11.5 to 16, B2O3 exceeding 1.5 to 5, MgO 5.5 to 13, CaO 1.5 to 12, SrO 1.5 to 9, BaO 0 to 1, and ZrO2 0 to 2, in which MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO is from 15.5 to 21, MgO/(MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO) is 0.35 or more, CaO/(MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO) is 0.50 or less, and SrO/(MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO) is 0.50 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Manabu NISHIZAWA, Hirofumi Tokunaga, Akio Koike
  • Publication number: 20150068595
    Abstract: A glass substrate for a Cu—In—Ga—Se solar cell. The glass substrate includes the specific amounts of SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, MgO, CaO, SrO, BaO, ZrO2, Na2O and K2O. In the glass substrate, MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO is from 10 to 30%, Na2O+K2O is from 8 to 20%, Na2O/K2O is from 0.7 to 2.0, and (2×Na2O-2×MgO—CaO)×(Na2O/K2O) is from 3 to 22. The glass substrate has a glass transition temperature of from 640 to 700° C., an average coefficient of thermal expansion of from 60×10?7 to 110×10?7/° C., and a density of from 2.45 to 2.9 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yutaka Kuroiwa, Shinichi Amma, Reo Usui, Tomomi Abe, Takeshi Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 8969226
    Abstract: A silicate glass that is tough and scratch resistant. The toughness is increased by minimizing the number of non-bridging oxygen atoms in the glass. In one embodiment, the silicate glass is an aluminoborosilicate glass in which ?15 mol %?(R2O+R?O—Al2O3—ZrO2)—B2O3?4 mol %, where R is one of Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs, and R? is one of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Adam James Ellison, Sinue Gomez, Robert Michael Morena
  • Publication number: 20150051060
    Abstract: Alkali-doped boroaluminosilicate glasses are provided. The glasses include the network formers SiO2, B2O3, and Al2O3. The glass may, in some embodiments, have a Young's modulus of less than about 65 GPa and/or a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than about 40×10?7/° C. The glass may be used as a cover glass for electronic devices, a color filter substrate, a thin film transistor substrate, or an outer clad layer for a glass laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Adam James Ellison, Jason Sanger Frackenpohl, John Christopher Mauro, Douglas Miles Noni, JR., Natesan Venkataraman
  • Publication number: 20150045203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-alkali glass having a strain point of from 710° C. to lower than 725° C., an average thermal expansion coefficient at from 50 to 300° C. of from 30×107 to 43×10?7/° C., a temperature T2 at which glass viscosity reaches 102dPa.s of 1710° C. or lower, a temperature T4 at which the glass viscosity reaches 104 dPd.s of 1320° C. or lower, and containing, indicated by mol % on the basis of oxides, SiO2 66 to 70, Al2O3 12 to 14, B2O3 exceeding 0 to 1.5, MgO exceeding 9.5 to 13 (or 5 to 9.5), CaO 4 to 9 (or 4 to 11), SrO 0.5 to 4.5, BaO 0 to 0.5 and ZrO 0 to 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi TOKUNAGA, Tomoyuki TSUJIMURA, Manabu NISHIZAWA, Akio KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20150038315
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing chemically tempered glass, whereby frequency of replacement of the molten salt can be reduced. A method for producing chemically tempered glass, which comprises repeating ion exchange treatment of immersing glass in a molten salt, wherein the glass comprises, as represented by mole percentage, from 61 to 77% of SiO2, from 1 to 18% of Al2O3, from 3 to 15% of MgO, from 0 to 5% of CaO, from 0 to 4% of ZrO2, from 8 to 18% of Na2O and from 0 to 6% of K2O; SiO2+Al2O3 is from 65 to 85%; MgO+CaO is from 3 to 15%; and R calculated by the following formula by using contents of the respective components, is at least 0.66: R=0.029×SiO2+0.021×Al2O3+0.016×MgO?0.004×CaO+0.016×ZrO2+0.029×Na2O+0×K2O?2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Jun Endo, Shusaku Akiba, Kazutaka Ono, Shigeki Sawamura
  • Publication number: 20150030827
    Abstract: Glass compositions and glass articles comprising the glass compositions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a glass composition includes from about 65 mol. % to about 70 mol. % SiO2; from about 9 mol. % to about 14 mol. % Al2O3; and from about 0 mol. % to about 11 mol. % B2O3 as glass network formers. The glass composition also includes from about 5 mol. % to less than 10 mol. % alkali oxide R2O, wherein R is at least one of Li, Na, and K. The glass composition also includes from about 3 mol. % to about 11 mol. % of divalent oxide MO, wherein M is at least one of Mg, Ca, Ba, SrO and Zn. The glass composition has a coefficient of thermal expansion which is less than or equal to 55×10-7/° C. and is amenable to strengthening by ion-exchange. The glass composition is well suited for use as the glass cladding layers of a laminated glass article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: One Incorporated
    Inventors: Sinue Gomez, Timothy James Kiczenski, John Christopher Mauro, Robert Anthony Schaut, Morten Mattrup Smedskjaer, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Publication number: 20150024210
    Abstract: A glass that is down-drawable and ion exchangeable. The glass has a temperature T35kp which the viscosity is 35 kilopoise. T35kp is less than the breakdown temperature Tbreakdown of zircon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Adam James Ellison, Benjamin Zain Hanson
  • Patent number: 8937027
    Abstract: A glass composition and its use for producing glass tubes is provided. The glass tubes having the provided composition are particularly suitable for the outer tubes of fluorescent lamps in the case of which a phosphor layer is baked at temperatures of up to 700° C. The tubes composed of the glass of the provided composition have a lower tendency to deform or stick together when processed at high temperatures. To obtain the observed effects, the molar ratio of Na2O/(Na2O+K2O), inter alia, is greater than 0.4 and not more than 0.72.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Erhard Dick, Joerg Hinrich Fechner
  • Patent number: 8927444
    Abstract: A constitution of cover glass, the compositions consist in terms of weight % on the oxide basis, of from 64 to 69 wt. % of SiO2; from 7 to 11.5 wt. % of Al2O3; from 1.5 to 2.5 wt. % of B2O3; from 4.5 to 7.5 wt. % of MgO; 0%<CaO?2.5%; 0%<ZnO?2%; 0%<ZrO2?0.2%; 0%<TiO2?1%; from 14.5 to 16.5 wt. % of Na2O; from 1 to 4 wt. % of K2O; and 0%<SnO2?0.4%. The constitution then can be melted to form cover glass. Thereafter, the cover glass is dipped in KNO3 solution so that sodium ions, which is smaller in volume, contained in certain depth from the surface layer of the cover glass can be substituted by potassium ions, which is larger in volume. In this manner, squeezing effect is generated on the surface layer so as to form cover glass having high strength and resistance in both abrasion and scratch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Fortune Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Allen Yu
  • Patent number: 8916487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the glass substrate for an information recording medium comprising the following glass components: SiO2: 52 to 67; Al2O3: 8 to 20; B2O3: 0 to 6, with these three oxides FMO: 70 to 85; Li2O: 0.5 to 4; Na2O: 1 to 8; K2O: 0 to 5; and with these three oxides R2O: 5 to 15; MgO: 2 to 9; CaO: 0.1 to 5; BaO: 0 to 3; SrO: 0 to 3; ZnO: 0 to 5; and with these five oxides: 5 to 15; Y2O3: 0 to 4; La2O3: 0 to 4; Gd2O3: 0 to 4; CeO2: 0 to 4; TiO2: 1 to 7; HfO2: 0 to 2; ZrO2: 0 to 5; Nb2O5: 0.2 to 5; and Ta2O5: 0 to 5, and satisfies Li2O/R2O: 0.05 to 0.35; Li2O/FMO: 0.005 to 0.035; Li2O/(MgO+ZnO): less than 2 and Nb2O5/SiO2: 0.01 to 0.075.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Kawai, Hiroshi Kajita, Akio Oogaki, Toshiharu Mori
  • Publication number: 20140356576
    Abstract: Described herein are various glass compositions, glass articles, and information storage devices that comprise the glass articles as substrates therefor, along with methods for their manufacture and use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, John Christopher Mauro, Morten Mattrup Smedskjaer
  • Patent number: 8877663
    Abstract: This invention relates to a crystal glass having a refractive index higher than 1.53 and a high mechanical strength, free of any content of compounds of lead, barium and arsenic and guaranteeing maximum safety for health, which consists in that it comprises by weight: 55-70% SiO2, 0.05-3.5% Li2O, 2-15% Na2O, more than 3% and less than 5% or more than 15% and less than 19% K2O, 5 to 10% CaO, more than 1% and less than 4% or more than 7% and less than 8% ZnO, 0.1-3.5% B2O3, 0.1-3.5% Al2O3, 0.1-3.5% TiO2, less than 3.5% ZrO2, 0.05-1.5% Gd2O,3 0.05-1% P2O5, 0.1-1% Sb2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Preciosa A.S.
    Inventors: Miroslav Rada, Kv{hacek over (e)}ta Sázavová, Jan Ko{hacek over (r)}enský, Ji{hacek over (r)}i Vav{hacek over (r)}ena
  • Publication number: 20140323287
    Abstract: Borosilicate glasses, preferably for use in the pharmaceutical sector, are provided. The borosilicate glasses are outstandingly suitable for the use as pharmaceutical primary packaging, such as phials or ampoules, since the aqueous or water-containing medicaments kept in the containers do not attack the glass significantly, and so the glass releases no, or only few, ions. The borosilicate glasses have the following composition in % by weight or consist thereof: SiO2 71-77; B2O3 9-12; Al2O3 5.5-8; Na2O 6-8; K2O 0.1-0.9; Li2O 0-0.3; CaO 0-1.5; BaO 0-1; F 0-0.3; Cl- 0-0.3; and MgO + CaO + BaO + SrO 0-2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Stephan Tratzky, Christof Kass, Rainer Eichholz, Peter Nass
  • Publication number: 20140309097
    Abstract: A glass element is provided that is made of a glass having SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, and Na2O. The glass has a scratch tolerance that when scratches of 1 mm length are introduced using a Knoop diamond indenter which presses upon a surface of the glass with a force of 4 Newton and is displaced along the surface with a traverse speed of 0.4 mm/s, not more than 20% of the scratches have a noticeable width including visible chipping of more than 25 ?m. In some embodiments, the glass, after chemical tempering, has sodium ions that are at least partially exchanged for potassium ions so that a compressive stress zone is provided at the surface of the glass. The compressive stress is at least 700 MPa and an exchange depth of alkali ions is at least 25 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Oliver Hochrein, Inge Burger, Irmgard Westenberger, Jochen Alkemper, Gerd Rudas, Katharina Alt, Gordon Kissl, Gunther Paulus
  • Publication number: 20140308525
    Abstract: A glass and a glass composition are provided that, following chemical tempering, not only exhibit high values of compressive stress and depth of ion exchange, but also excellent scratch tolerance. The glass composition includes SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, ZrO2, and Na2O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Oliver Hochrein, Inge Burger, Irmgard Westenberger, Jochen Alkemper, Gerd Rudas, Katharina Alt, Gordon Kissl, Gunther Paulus
  • Patent number: 8852764
    Abstract: To provide a substrate for information recording medium having various properties, in particular higher fracture toughness, required for application of the substrate for information recording medium of the next generation such as perpendicular magnetic recording system, etc. and a material with excellent workability for such purpose. A crystallized glass substrate for information recording medium, consisting of a crystallized glass which comprises one or more selected from RAl2O4 and R2TiO4 as a main crystal phase, in which R is one or more selected from Zn, Mg and Fe, and in which the main crystal phase has a crystal grain size in a range of from 0.5 nm to 20 nm, a degree of crystallinity of 15% or less, and a specific gravity of 3.00 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ohara Inc.
    Inventors: Toshitaka Yagi, Naoyuki Goto
  • Publication number: 20140284577
    Abstract: Thin glasses having high refractive index (nd), a layer composite assembly made from these thin glasses, a method for the production of the thin glasses, and the uses of the thin glasses are provided. The thin glasses are processed in an in line manufacturing process and have the optical properties of a classical optical glass. The thin glasses are highly transparent, crystallization-resistant, chemically resistant and highly refractive. The viscosity/temperature behavior of the thin glasses is adjusted to the manufacturing process via in line flat glass methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Karl Mennemann, Uwe Kolberg, Holger Wegener, Monika Gierke, Ute Woelfel, Joerg Fechner
  • Publication number: 20140274655
    Abstract: A constitution of cover glass, the compositions consist in terms of weight % on the oxide basis, of from 64 to 69 wt. % of SiO2; from 7 to 11.5 wt. % of Al2O3; from 1.5 to 2.5 wt. % of B2O3; from 4.5 to 7.5 wt. % of MgO; 0%<CaO?2.5%; 0%<ZnO?2%; 0%<ZrO2?0.2%; 0%<TiO2?1%; from 14.5 to 16.5 wt. % of Na2O; from 1 to 4 wt. % of K2O; and 0%<SnO2?0.4%. The constitution then can be melted to form cover glass. Thereafter, the cover glass is dipped in KNO3 solution so that sodium ions, which is smaller in volume, contained in certain depth from the surface layer of the cover glass can be substituted by potassium ions, which is larger in volume. In this manner, squeezing effect is generated on the surface layer so as to form cover glass having high strength and resistance in both abrasion and scratch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: FORTUNE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
  • Publication number: 20140264356
    Abstract: Described herein are aluminoborosilicate glass compositions that are substantially alkali-free and exhibit desirable physical and chemical properties for use as substrates in flat panel display devices, such as, active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs). The glass compositions can be formed into glass sheets by, for example, the float process. When used as substrates, the glass sheets exhibit dimensional stability during processing and damage resistance during cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Adam James Ellison
  • Patent number: 8835335
    Abstract: An alkali-free glass of the present invention comprises, as a glass composition expressed in terms of oxides by mass %, 45 to 70% of SiO2, 10 to 30% of Al2O3, 11 to 20% of B2O3, less than 0.1% of As2O3, less than 0.1% of Sb2O3, and less than 0.1% of an alkali metal oxide, and has a thermal expansion coefficient (30 to 380° C.) of 30 to 35×10?7/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Murata, Shinkichi Miwa
  • Patent number: 8828545
    Abstract: The invention provides a silica-alumina-sodium oxide glass easy to melt and suitable for a low temperature ion exchange process. The glass is suitable for chemical tempering and consists of 55-60 wt % of SiO2, 0.1-2.5 wt % of B2O3, 11-16 wt % of Al2O3, 14-17 wt % of Na2O, 1-8 wt % of K2O, 0-8 wt % of ZrO2, 0-5 wt % of CaO, 0-5 wt % of MgO and 0-1 wt % of Sb2O3. By reasonably setting the composition, the difficulty in glass production decreases and the glass melting temperature is reduced obviously, which is favorable to reduce energy consumption and improve yield of products. Under the condition that tempering temperature is 380?-500? and tempering time is 4-12 h, the surface compressive stress can be 610-1100 Mpa, the depth of a stress layer can be 31-80 ?m, and the glass is reinforced and has high shock resistance. The glass of the invention has high wear resistance and can be used as a protective glass material of high-grade electronic display products such as mobile phones and PDAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: CDGM Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Sun, Chuncai Song, Xiaoli Chen, Ning Chen, Jun Xiao, Chang Li
  • 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: 20140247848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Nd-doped, aluminate-based or silicate-based, laser glass having a peak emission wavelength that is longer than 1059.7 nm, an emission cross section (?em) of ?1.5×10?20 cm2, and/or an emission bandwidth (??eff) of ?28 nm, while maintaining properties that render the glass suitable for commercial use, such as low glass transition temperature Tg and low nonlinear index, n2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SCHOTT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Simi GEORGE, Nathan CARLIE, Sally PUCILOWSKI, Joseph HAYDEN
  • Publication number: 20140235425
    Abstract: A glass substrate contains specific contents of SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, MgO, CaO, SrO, BaO, ZrO2, Na2O, K2O and Li2O. The glass substrate has a glass transition temperature of 580 to 720° C., an average coefficient of thermal expansion at 50 to 350° C. of 65×10?7 to 85×10?7/° C., a compaction (C) of 15 ppm or less, a glass surface devitrification temperature Tc of 900 to 1,300° C., a glass internal devitrification temperature Td of 900 to 1,300° C., a temperature T4 at which a viscosity reaches 104 dPa·s of 1,100 to 1,350° C., a relationship (T4?Tc) of ?50 to 350° C. and a relationship (T4?Td) of ?50 to 350° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Manabu NISHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20140227523
    Abstract: An ion exchangeable glass having a high degree of resistance to damage caused by abrasion, scratching, indentation, and the like. The glass comprises alumina, B2O3, and alkali metal oxides, and contains boron cations having three-fold coordination. The glass, when ion exchanged, has a Vickers crack initiation threshold of at least 10 kilogram force (kgf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Adam James Ellison, John Christopher Mauro
  • Patent number: 8796165
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to glass articles for use as a touchscreen substrate or cover glass article for use in a portable electronic device, particularly an aluminoborosilicate glass being substantially free of alkalis, comprising at least 55 mol % SiO2, at least 5 mol % Al2O3 and at least one alkaline earth RO component. The alkali-free aluminoborosilicate exhibits an Al2O3+B2O3 to RO mol % ratio which exceeds 1 and an Al2O3 to RO mol % ratio which exceeds 0.65. The aluminoborosilicate glasses disclosed herein exhibits high damage resistance as evidenced by a Vickers median/radial crack initiation load which is greater than than 1000 gf, as well as a high scratch resistance of at least 900 gf, as measured by the lack of the presence of lateral cracks when a load is applied by a moving Knoop indenter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam James Ellison, Timothy Michael Gross
  • Publication number: 20140209169
    Abstract: A glass substrate for a CdTe solar cell includes a base composition includes, in terms of mol % on a basis of following oxides: from 60 to 75% of SiO2; from 1 to 7.5% of Al2O3; from 0 to 1% of B2O3; from 8.5 to 12.5% of MgO; from 1 to 6.5% of CaO; from 0 to 3% of SrO; from 0 to 3% of BaO; from 0 to 3% of ZrO2; from 1 to 8% of Na2O; and from 2 to 12% of K2O, wherein MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO is from 10 to 24%, Na2O+K2O is from 5 to 15%, MgO/Al2O3 is 1.3 or more, (2Na2O+K2O+SrO+BaO)/(Al2O3+ZrO2) is 3.3 or less, Na2O/K2O is from 0.2 to 2.0, Al2O3??0.94MgO+11, and CaO?0.48MgO+6.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu HANAWA, Yutaka KUROIWA, Tetsuya NAKASHIMA, Yuki KONDO
  • Patent number: 8785336
    Abstract: Provided is an alkali-free glass, comprising, as a glass composition in terms of mass %, 55 to 80% of SiO2, 10 to 25% of A12O3, 2 to 5.5% of B2O3, 3 to 8% of MgO, 3 to 10% of CaO, 0.5 to 5% of SrO, and 0.5 to 7% of BaO, having a molar ratio MgO/CaO of 0.5 to 1.5, being substantially free of alkali metal oxides, and having a Young's modulus of more than 80 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kawaguchi, Shinkichi Miwa
  • Publication number: 20140193643
    Abstract: A method of bonding a first substrate to a second substrate includes providing a glass, applying the glass in a layer between the first and second substrates to form an assembly, and heating the assembly to a bonding temperature above a glass transition temperature of the devitrifying glass, selected to cause the glass to bond the first substrate to the second substrate. The devitrifying glass has constituents that include various amounts of group A in a molar concentration of 70-95%, group B in a molar concentration of 5-20%, group C in a molar concentration of 1-20%, group D in a molar concentration of 0-6%; and group E in a molar concentration of 0-10%. The group A, B, C, D and E groups are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: LILLIPUTIAN SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mohammad Masyood Akhtar, Samuel B. Schaevitz, Michael C. Bradford, Zachary Byars, Joseph C. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20140186632
    Abstract: An ion exchangeable glass having a high degree of resistance to damage caused by abrasion, scratching, indentation, and the like. The glass comprises alumina, B2O3, and alkali metal oxides, and contains boron cations having three-fold coordination. The glass, when ion exchanged, has a Vickers crack initiation threshold of at least 10 kilogram force (kgf).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Adam James Ellison, John Christopher Mauro
  • Patent number: 8765262
    Abstract: Alkali aluminosilicate glasses that are resistant to damage due to sharp impact and capable of fast ion exchange are provided. The glasses comprise at least 4 mol % P2O5 and, when ion exchanged, have a Vickers indentation crack initiation load of at least about 7 kgf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Gross
  • Publication number: 20140179510
    Abstract: Described herein are alkali-free, boroalumino silicate glasses exhibiting desirable physical and chemical properties for use as substrates in flat panel display devices, such as, active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) and active matrix organic light emitting diode displays (AMOLEDs). In accordance with certain of its aspects, the glasses possess excellent compaction and stress relaxation properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Clippinger Allan, Bradley Frederick Bowden, Adam James Ellison, Timothy James Kiczenski, Marcel Potuzak
  • Patent number: 8759239
    Abstract: Transparent, essentially colorless ?-quartz glass-ceramic materials, the composition of which is free of As2O3 and of Sb2O3, where said composition contains a specific combination of three nucleating agents: TiO2, ZrO2 and SnO2; TiO2 being present in low quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Eurokera
    Inventors: Marie Jacqueline Monique Comte, Lothar Wondraczek
  • Patent number: 8748002
    Abstract: A tempered glass of the present invention includes, as a glass composition, in terms of mass %, 45 to 75% of SiO2, 0 to 30% of Al2O3, and 0 to 30% of Li2O+Na2O+K2O and has a ?-OH value of 0.3 to 1/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 8741794
    Abstract: A glass substrate for a display, which is formed of a glass having a light weight and having high refinability with decreasing environmental burdens, the glass comprising, by mass %, 50 to 70% of SiO2, 5 to 18% of B2O3, 10 to 25% of Al2O3, 0 to 10% of MgO, 0 to 20% of CaO, 0 to 20% of SrO, 0 to 10% of BaO, 5 to 20% of RO (in which R is at least one member selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba), and over 0.20% but not more than 2.0% of R?2O (in which R? is at least one member selected from the group consisting of Li, Na and K), and containing, by mass %, 0.05 to 1.5% of oxide of metal that changes in valence number in a molten glass, and substantially containing none of As2O3, Sb2O3 and PbO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Avanstrate Inc.
    Inventors: Junji Kurachi, Akihiro Koyama, Yoichi Hachitani
  • Publication number: 20140141285
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a crystallized glass which has various properties required for employing the substrate for information recording medium of the next generation, and also has significantly low specific gravity; and a crystallized glass substrate for information recording medium. A crystallized glass containing, as a crystal phase, one or more selected from RAl2O4 and R2TiO4 (wherein R is one or more selected from Mg and Fe), the crystallized glass comprising the components of SiO2 of 50% to 70%, Al2O3 of 10% to 26%, TiO2 of 1 to 15%, MgO of 2.5% to 25%, FeO of 0% to 8%, and ZnO of 0% to less than 2%, expressed in terms of mass percentage on an oxide basis, wherein the value of (Al2O3+MgO)/SiO2 is 0.30 or more and 0.65 or less, and a specific gravity is less than 2.63.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: OHARA INC.
    Inventors: Kiyoyuki Momono, Katsuhiko Yamaguchi, Toshitaka Yagi, Naoyuki Goto