And Rare Earth (i.e., Elements With Atomic Number 39 Or 57-71) Patents (Class 501/78)
  • Patent number: 10343947
    Abstract: The invention provides a high-refraction low-dispersion optical glass with low material cost, refractive index of 1.77-1.85, and Abbe number of 40-48, wherein the following components by weight percentage: 4-20% of SiO2, 8-24% of B2O3, 20-40% of La2O3, 11-30% of Gd2O3, 0-15% of Y2O3, 0-8% of TiO2, 0-8% of Ta2O5, more than 0 but less than or equal to 8% of Nb2O5, less than 1 of Ta2O5/Nb2O5, more than 0 but less than or equal to 15% of ZrO2, and 11-30% of ZnO. The invention reduces the content of Ta2O5 and optimizes the cost of raw materials; through rational composition design, the optical glass of the invention is conducive to precision molding while achieving the required optical constant, with excellent chemical stability. A glass preform and an optical element made of the optical glass are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CDGM GLASS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Bo Kuang
  • Patent number: 10287205
    Abstract: An optical glass with high refractive index and low dispersion, having refractive index nd of 1.78-1.95, Abbe number ?d of 32-50, and contains no GeO2, so it is not easily devitrified. An optical glass, represented by cation %, including: 1-20% of Si4+; 25-60% of B3+; 10-40% of La3+; 0-15% of Y3+; 0-20% of Nb5+; 0-15% of Ti4+; 0-10% of Ta5+; 0-5% of W6+; 0-15% of Zr4+; 0-10% of Zn2+; 0-10% of Bi3+. An optical glass with excellent transmittance, an optical glass preform and an optical element formed by the above optical glass. The optical element made by the above optical glass and the above glass preform or optical element blank, such as lens, can be used for optical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CDGM GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 9487432
    Abstract: A high refractivity and high dispersion optical glass with light transmissivity and good devitrification resistance. The high refractivity and high dispersion optical glass, including: 1 wt % to 13 wt % of SiO2, 6 wt % to 15 wt % of B2O3, 5 wt % to 22 wt % of TiO2, 35 wt % to 60 wt % of La2O3, 1 wt % to 15 wt % of Gd2O3, 2 wt % to 10 wt % of ZrO2, 1 wt % to 15 wt % of Nb2O5, 0.5 wt % to 8 wt % of ZnO, 0 to 8 wt % of WO3 and 0 to 10 wt % of Y2O3, with Ta2O5 and GeO2 excluded. The optical glass has degree of pigmentation and light transmissivity due to no pigmenting Bi2O3, and has low cost due to no valuable oxides such as Ta2O5 and GeO2. The optical glass has devitrification resistance with a refractive index of 1.95-2.07 and Abbe number of 25-35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CDGM GLASS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Bo Kuang
  • Patent number: 9405123
    Abstract: To provide an optical system that lengthens the lifetime of a fiber, an optical system 13 guides light beams emitted from a plurality of light emitting parts ep into a single optical fiber 12, the plurality of light emitting parts ep are arranged to be aligned along a first direction d1, and the optical system 13 allows the light beams emitted from the plurality of light emitting parts ep to have different light collection centers which are offset from each other at least in a second direction d2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sumita Optical Glass, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Watanabe, Kazuya Aida
  • Patent number: 9255028
    Abstract: The optical glass is described that may be an oxide glass including, denoted as cation %, a total of 5 to 60% of B3+ and Si4+ (with 5 to 50% of B3+), a total of equal to or higher than 5% of Zn2+ and Mg2+, a total of 10 to 50% of La3+, Gd3+, Y3+, and Yb3+, and a total of 6 to 45% of Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+, W6+, and Bi3+ (a total content of Ti4+ and Ta5+ being higher than 0% and a content of W6+ being higher than 5%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Negishi, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9206074
    Abstract: Provided is a high refractive index glass, comprising, as a glass composition in terms of mass %, 0.1 to 60% of SiO2+Al2O3+B2O3, having a mass ratio (BaO+La2O3+Nb2O5+TiO2+ZrO2)/(SiO2+Al2O3+B2O3) of 0.1 to 50, amass ratio (MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO)/(BaO+La2O3+Nb2O5+TiO2+ZrO2) of 0 to 10, and a mass ratio (TiO2+ZrO2)/(BaO+La2O3+Nb2O5) of 0.001 to 40, and having a refractive index nd of 1.55 to 2.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Yanase, Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 9169152
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical glass, which includes 6 wt % to 10 wt % of B2O3; 10 wt % to 15% of B2O3 and SiO2, wherein the content of B2O3 is more than that of SiO2; 27 wt % to 32 wt % of La2O3; 0 wt % to 5 wt % of Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3, wherein the content of Gd2O3 is 0 wt % to 3 wt %; more than 19 wt % but less than 25 wt % of TiO2; more than 8 wt % but less than 15 wt % of Nb2O5; 0.5 wt % to 5 wt % of ZnO; 0 wt % to 2 wt % of WO3; 2 wt % to 10 wt % of ZrO2; more than 10 wt % but less than 15 wt % of BaO; 0 wt % to 5 wt % of CaO, SrO and MgO, wherein the content of SrO is 0 wt % to 3 wt %; and 0 wt % to 0.1 wt % of Sb2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CDGM GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo Kuang
  • Patent number: 9039942
    Abstract: A lead-free conductive paste composition contains a source of an electrically conductive metal, a fusible material, an optional additive, and an organic vehicle. An article such as a high-efficiency photovoltaic cell is formed by a process of deposition of the lead-free paste composition on a semiconductor substrate (e.g., by screen printing) and firing the paste to remove the organic vehicle and sinter the metal and fusible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Carmine Torardi, Paul Douglas Vernooy
  • Publication number: 20150119228
    Abstract: The optical glass is described that may be an oxide glass including, denoted as cation %, a total of 5 to 60% of B3+ and Si4+ (with 5 to 50% of B3+), a total of equal to or higher than 5% of Zn2+ and Mg2+, a total of 10 to 50% of La3+, Gd3+, Y3+, and Yb3+, and a total of 6 to 45% of Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+, W6+, and Bi3+ (a total content of Ti4+ and Ta5+ being higher than 0% and a content of W6+ being higher than 5%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Negishi, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9018116
    Abstract: A highly refractive and highly transparent optical glass is provided. The use of such a glass, optical elements and processes for producing the glass or the optical elements are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Bianca Schreder, Karl Mennemann, Ute Woelfel, Volker Dietrich
  • Patent number: 9006120
    Abstract: The invention relates to glasses for use in solid laser applications, particularly short-pulsed, high peak power laser applications. In particular, the invention relates to a method for broadening the emission bandwidth of rare earth ions used as lasing ions in solid laser glass mediums, especially phosphate-based glass compositions, using Nd and Yb as co-dopants. The invention further relates to a laser system using a Nd-doped and Yb-doped phosphate laser glass, and a method of generating a laser beam pulse using such a laser system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Schott Corporation
    Inventors: Simi George, Nathan Carlie, Sally Pucilowski, Joseph Hayden
  • Publication number: 20150094198
    Abstract: An optical glass is provided. The optical glass is suitable for use in optical elements including lenses, prisms, light guide rods, arrays, optical fibres, gradient components and optical windows in the fields of imaging, sensor technology, microscopy, medical technology, digital projection, telecommunication, optical messaging technology/information transmission, optics/illumination in the automotive sector, for solar technology, photolithography, steppers, excimer lasers, wafers, computer chips and/or integrated circuits and electronic instruments which contain such circuits and chips. The optical glass contains the components La2O3, B2O3, GeO2, HfO2 and In2O3 and in which the following components are present in the following proportions, in % by weight on an oxide basis: SiO2O2 1-8; Sb2O3 0-<2; SiO2+B2O3 1-<20; and SiO2+B2O3+GeO2+HfO2+In2O3 15-25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Silke Wolff, Simone Monika Ritter
  • Patent number: 8956988
    Abstract: An optical Glass characterized by comprising, denoted as molar percentages: B2O5—5 to 45 percent; SiO2—0 to 6 percent (excluding 6 percent); Li2O, Na2O, K2O in total—0 to 3 percent; ZnO—10 to 40 percent; La2O3. 5 to 30 percent; Gd2O3—1 to 20 percent; and ZrO2, TaO2, TiO2, Nb2O5, WO3, and Bi2O3 in total—2.5 to 20 percent. The cation ratio of the Ti4+ content relative to the total content of Zr4+, Ta5+, Ti4+, Nb5+, W6+, and Bi3+ is 0.30 or lower; in that the temperature Tp at which a viscosity of 107.2 dPa·s is exhibited is 706° C. or lower. The refractive index nd and the Abbé number v(nu)d satisfy all of the following relations (I) to (IV): 34.0?vd<40 (I); nd?1.87 (II); nd?2.245?0.01×vd (III) and nd?2.28?0.01×vd (IV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20150045204
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to optical glass, which is oxide glass, having a refractive index nd ranging from 1.95 to 2.50 and an Abbé number ?d ranging from 18 to 40, including essential components in the form of Si4+, B3+, La3+, Ti4+, Nb5+, and at least one from among Gd3+, Y3+, and Yb3+, including, denoted as cation %, 1 to 30% of Si4+, 1 to 50% of B3+, wherein a total of Si4+ and B3+ ranges from 5 to 55%, a total of 11 to 70% of La3+, Gd3+, Y3+, and Yb3+, with 10 to 50% of La3+, a total of 23 to 70% of Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+, and W6+, with equal to or greater than 1% of Nb5+ and greater than 22% of Ti4+.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Negishi, Toshiyuki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8951926
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical glass for press molding which can satisfy all of the following requirements: (1) it contains no environmentally undesirable components; (2) it can easily achieve a low glass transition point; (3) it has a high refractive index and high dispersion; (4) it can easily provide a glass having an excellent visible light transmittance; and (5) it has excellent resistance to devitrification during preparation of a preform. The optical glass for press molding has a refractive index nd of 1.925 or more, an Abbe's number ?d of 10 to 30, and a glass composition, in % by mass, of 20 to 80% Bi2O3, 10 to 30% B2O3, and 0 to 5.5% GeO2 and is substantially free of lead component, arsenic component, and F component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Matano, Fumio Sato, Yoko Usui
  • Publication number: 20150031525
    Abstract: An optical glass is oxide glass wherein Si4++B3+ ranges from 10-60 cation %, La3++Gd3++Y3++Yb3+ ranges from 25-70 cation %, Ti4++Nb5++W6++Bi3+ ranges from 10-20 cation %, Li+ content ranges from 0-5.0 cation %, Ge content is lower than 5.0 mass % as quantity of GeO2 based on oxides, no Pb included, a cation ratio, Si4+/B3+, is equal or lower than 0.70, a cation ratio, (La3++Gd3++Y3++Yb3+)/(Ti4++Nb5++W6++Bi3+), ranges from 1.90-7.00, a cation ratio, Y3+/(La3++Gd3++Y3++Yb3+), is equal or lower than 0.180, and Nb5+ is an essential component, with Ti4+/Nb5+ being equal or lower than 4.00, with nd of higher than 1.920 and equal or lower than 2.000, vd ranging from 28.0-34.0, and yield point higher than 645° C., and a deviation ?Pg,F from normal line of partial dispersion ratio Pg,F being equal or lower than 0.0005.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoaki Negishi
  • Patent number: 8927445
    Abstract: The invention includes a composition for sealing agent, generally in the form of glass frit, lead-free, comprising by weight over the total weight of the composition: 30-80% Bi2O3; 2-10% ZnO; 2-10% B2O3; 0-5% Na2O; 1-10% SiO2; 1-8% Al2O3; 0-7% BaO; and 0-8% MgO. The composition for sealing agent as defined above can be added with a filler in a quantity up to 20% by weight over the total weight of the resulting mixture. The invention also includes a sealing paste containing the composition for sealing agent, the optional filler, an organic binder and optionally an organic solvent. The invention also includes methods for producing and using the composition for sealing agent and the sealing paste, as well as an electronic device sealed with the sealing paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Daunia Solar Cell S.r.l.
    Inventor: Alessio Antonini
  • Patent number: 8921247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical glass including, in terms of mass % on the basis of oxides, B2O3: 10% to 20%, SiO2: 0.5% to 12%, ZnO: 5% to 19%, Ta2O5: 3% to 17%, Li2O: 0.2% to 3%, ZrO2: 0.6% to 4.9%, WO3: 6.1% to 20%, La2O3: 32.5% to 50%, and Y2O3: 0.2% or more and less than 1.5%, in which a mass fraction (La2O3/Y2O3) of a content of La2O3 to a content of Y2O3 in terms of mass % is 40 or higher, and the optical glass has optical constants of a refractive index nd of 1.83 to 1.88 and an Abbe's number ?d of 39 to 42.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Kayaba
  • Patent number: 8883664
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to optical glass, which is oxide glass comprising various cationic components in prescribed amounts without Pb, with a refractive index nd of 1.750 to 1.850, an Abbé number ?d of 29.0 to 40.0, and a glass transition temperature of less than 630° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoaki Negishi
  • Patent number: 8859444
    Abstract: A high-refractivity low-dispersion optical glass of which the Ta2O5 content is suppressed is provided, the optical glass comprising, by mass %, 1 to 30% of B2O3, 0.1 to 20% of SiO2, 55 to 75% of a total of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3, the content of La2O3 being 15 to 55%, the mass ratio of the content of Gd2O3 to the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3, Gd2O3/La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3+Yb2O3), being 0.17 to 0.65, 0 to 13% of Ta2O5 (exclusive of 13%), and 0 to 25% of a total of Nb2O5, TiO2, WO3 and ZrO2, the content of Nb2O5 being less than 10%, and having a refractive index nd of 1.83 to 1.92 and an Abbe's number ?d of 36 to 45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Yamaguchi, Yoichi Hachitani
  • Patent number: 8852745
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to an optical glass, which comprises, denoted as weight percent, 2 to 37 percent of SiO2, 0 to 25 percent of B2O3, 0 to 10 percent of GeO2, 18 to 55 percent of a combined content of Li2O, Na2O, K2O, CaO, SrO, and BaO, and 27 to 55 percent of a combined content of TiO2, Nb2O5, and WO3, wherein the weight ratio of SiO2 content relative to a combined content of SiO2 and B2O3 ranges from 0.1 to 1, a weight ratio of the Li2O content to a combined content of Li2O, Na2O, K2O, CaO, SrO, and BaO ranges from 0 to 0.4, and a weight ratio of TiO2 content relative to a combined content of TiO2, Nb2O5, and WO3 ranges from 0.35 to 1, with a refractive index nd of 1.860 to 1.990 and an Abbé number ?d of 21 to 29.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Yamaguchi, Naomi Matsumoto
  • 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: 20140287906
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical glass, which includes 6 wt % to 10 wt % of B2O3; 10 wt % to 15% of B2O3 and SiO2, wherein the content of B2O3 is more than that of SiO2; 27 wt % to 32 wt % of La2O3; 0 wt % to 5 wt % of Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3, wherein the content of Gd2O3 is 0 wt % to 3 wt %; more than 19 wt % but less than 25 wt % of TiO2; more than 8 wt % but less than 15 wt % of Nb2O5; 0.5 wt % to 5 wt % of ZnO; 0 wt % to 2 wt % of WO3; 2 wt % to 10 wt % of ZrO2; more than 10 wt % but less than 15 wt % of BaO; 0 wt % to 5 wt % of CaO, SrO and MgO, wherein the content of SrO is 0 wt % to 3 wt %; and 0 wt % to 0.1 wt % of Sb2O3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: CDGM GLASS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Bo Kuang
  • Patent number: 8835337
    Abstract: An optical glass, comprising, denoted as cation percentages: a content of Si4+ and B3+ (35 to 55); a combined content of La3+, Gd3+, and Y3+ (30 to 55), wherein Gd3+ is 5 to 20%; a content of Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+ and W6+ (7 to 20); Zr4+ (2 to 8); and Zn2+ (0 to 10); wherein a cation ratio of Zn2+ to Gd3+ is 0 to 0.80; a cation ratio of Gd3+ to Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+, and W6+ combined is 0.65 to 2.00; a cation ratio of Ta5+ to Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+, and W6+ combined is 0 to 0.30; a cation ratio of Ti4+ to Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+, and W6+ combined is 0.30 to 0.90; and a refractive index nd is 1.890 to 1.950, and an Abbé number ?d of equal to or lower than 39.0, the Abbé number ?d satisfying a relation of ?d?(2.334?nd)/0.012 relative to nd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoaki Negishi
  • Patent number: 8835334
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass which can satisfy all of the following requirements: (1) it contains no environmentally undesirable components; (2) it can easily achieve a low glass transition point; (3) it has a high refractive index and high dispersion; (4) it can easily provide a glass having a superior visible light transmittance; and (5) it has superior resistance to devitrification during preparation of a preform. The optical glass has a refractive index nd of 2.0 or more, an Abbe's number ?d of 20 or less, a glass transition point of 450° C. or below, and a glass composition, in % by mass, of 70 to 90% Bi2O2, 4 to 29.9% B2O2, 0.1 to 10% Li2O+Na2O+K2O, and 0 to 2.5% SiO2+Al2O2 and is substantially free of lead component, arsenic component, F component, TeO2, and GeO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Matano, Fumio Sato
  • Patent number: 8835336
    Abstract: Provided with the following glass components: 8 to 19.5% B2O3, 4.5 to 9% SiO2, 0 to 10% GeO2, 7 to 12.5% BaO, 0 to 14% MgO, 0 to 0.4% Li2O, 15 to 34% La2O3, 3.5 to 10% Y2O3, 8 to 13.5% TiO2, 0 to 7% ZrO2, 0 to 11% Nb2O5, and 1 to 9% WO3 by weight, wherein B2O3/SiO2 is at least 1.0, La2O3+Y2O3+ZrO2+Nb2O5+WO3 is no more than 54%, and B2O3+SiO2+GeO2+BaO+MgO+Li2O+La2O3+Y2O3+TiO2+ZrO2+Nb2O5+WO3 is at least 98%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihito Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20140256531
    Abstract: An optical glass including B3+, La3+ and Nb5+ as cationic components constituting the glass, wherein the optical glass satisfies the following expressions represented in cation percentages: 10 cat. %?B3+?50 cat. %; 40 cat. %?La3+?65 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Nb5+?40 cat. %; 80 cat. %?(total amount of B3++La3++Nb5+)?100 cat. %; and 0 cat. %?Si4+?10 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Ge4+?5 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Mg2+?5 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Ba2+?10 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Ca2+?10 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Sr2+?10 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Zn2+?20 cat. %; 0 cat. %?W6+?5 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Zr4+?5 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Ti4+?5 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Bi3+?5 cat. %; 0 cat. %?Ta5+?10 cat. %; 0 cat. %?(total amount of Y3++Gd3+)?20 cat. %; and 0 cat. %?(total amount of Yb3++Lu3+)?10 cat. %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Michio Endo, Shingo Eguchi, Hiroyuki Inoue, Atsunobu Masuno
  • Publication number: 20140221191
    Abstract: The present invention is aimed to provide a cost-effective optical glass with refractive index of 1.74-1.80 and Abbe number of 47-51 but containing no Gd2O3 and an optical element made hereof. The optical glass contains the following components according to percentage by weight: more than 2.7% but less than 10% of SiO2, 20-31% of B2O3, 38-49% of La2O3, more than 12% but less than 20% of Y2O3, more than 1% but less than 4% of ZnO, more than 0.5% but less than 3% of Nb2O5, wherein the content of ZnO is more than that of Nb2O5, 0-5% of Ta2O5, 0-5% of RO, wherein the RO is one or more of CaO, SrO and MgO, and content of ZrO2 is more than 6.7% but less than 15%. The present invention is a lanthanum borate glass containing no Gd2O3. A stable glass can be obtained by adjusting the content of La2O3, B2O3 and Y2O3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: CDGM GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 8785339
    Abstract: An optical glass comprising, by mass %, 12 to 40% of SiO2, 15% or more but less than 42% of Nb2O5, 2% or more but less than 18% of TiO2, (provided that Nb2O5/TiO2 is over 0.6), 0.1 to 20% of Li2O, 0.1 to 15% of Na2O, and 0.1 to 25% of K2O, and having an Abbe's number ?d of 20 to 30, a ?Pg,F of 0.016 or less and a liquidus temperature of 1,200° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Xuelu Zou, Yoshio Nojima, Hiroki Takazawa
  • Patent number: 8778821
    Abstract: The invention discloses an optical glass and an optical element. The optical glass comprises 0.1 wt % -8 wt % of SiO2, 20 wt % -32 wt % of B2O3, 20 wt % -35 wt % of La2O3, 15 wt % -30 wt % of Gd2O3, 1-6 wt % of Ta2O5, 1 wt % -15 wt % of ZnO, and 0.1 wt % -2 wt % of Li2O. The optical glass claimed in the invention has a refractive index of 1.75-1.8, an Abbe number of 45-52, a transformation temperature of less than 610° C., and a wavelength of less than 390 nm at 80% transmittance. Thus the claimed optical glass meets the requirements for a modern imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CDGM Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Sun
  • Publication number: 20140171287
    Abstract: There is provided an optical glass with a high refractive index and a low dispersion having a refractive index (nd) of not less than 1.75 and an Abbe's number (?d) of not less than 35 where the image formation characteristic is hardly affected by changes in temperature of the using environment. SiO2, B2O3 and La2O3 are contained as essential components and the ratio of the constituting components are adjusted whereby an optical glass in which a product of ? and ? where ? is an average linear expansion coefficient at ?30 to +70° C. and ? is an optical elasticity constant at the wavelength of 546.1 nm is not more than 130×10?12° C.?1×nm×cm?1×Pa?1 is able to be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: OHARA INC.
    Inventors: Junko Suzuki, Michiko Ogino, Masahiro Onozawa
  • Patent number: 8748328
    Abstract: An optical glass having a refractive index nd of 1.70 or greater and an Abbé number of 50 or greater. Given as mole percentages, it comprises: B2O3 (20 to 80 percent), SiO2 (0 to 30 percent), Li2O (1 to 25 percent), ZnO (0 to 20 percent), La2O3 (4 to 30 percent), Gd2O3 (1 to 25 percent), Y2O3 (0 to 20 percent), ZrO2 (0 to 5 percent), MgO (0 to 25 percent), CaO (0 to 15 percent), and SrO (0 to 10 percent), with the combined quantity of the above components being 97 percent or greater. The molar ratio of {ZnO/(La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3)} is 0.8 or less and the molar ratio of {(CaO+SrO+BaO)/(La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3)} is 0.8 or less. Ta2O5 may be incorporated as an optional component, with the molar ratio {(ZrO2+Ta2O5)/(La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3)} being 0.4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8741795
    Abstract: An optical glass having high-refractivity and low-dispersion properties and containing, by mol %, 0.1 to 40% of SiO2, 10 to 50% of B2O3, wherein the mass ratio of the content of SiO2 to the content of B2O3, SiO2/B2O3, is 1 or less, 0.5 to 22% of ZnO, 5 to 50% of La2O3, and optionally other ingredients. The optical glass has a refractive index nd of 1.86 to 1.95 and an Abbe's number ?d of (2.36?nd)/0.014 or more but less than 38, and a glass transition temperature of equal to or greater than 640° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Xuelu Zou, Yunoshin Kanayama, Tomoaki Negishi
  • Patent number: 8741796
    Abstract: A high-refractivity low-dispersion optical glass that can be stably supplied and has excellent glass stability and that has coloring reduced, composed of in mass %, 5 to 32% of total of SiO2 and B2O2, 45 to 65% of total of La2O2, Gd2O2 and Y2O2, 0.5 to 10% of ZnO, 1 to 20% of total of TiO2 and Nb2O5, and optionally other components. The optical glass has a refractive index nd of 1.89 to 2.0, an Abbe's number ?d of 32 to 38 and a coloring degree ?70 of 430 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Negishi, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 8728963
    Abstract: An optical glass that is an oxide glass having a very high refractive index in spite of its low-dispersion property, having excellent glass stability and having less susceptibility to coloring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Negishi, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 8691712
    Abstract: There is provided an optical glass with a high refractive index and a low dispersion having a refractive index (nd) of not less than 1.75 and an Abbe's number (?d) of not less than 35 where the image formation characteristic is hardly affected by changes in temperature of the using environment. SiO2, B2O3 and La2O3 are contained as essential components and the ratio of the constituting components are adjusted whereby an optical glass in which a product of ? and ? where ? is an average linear expansion coefficient at ?30 to +70° C. and ? is an optical elasticity constant at the wavelength of 546.1 nm is not more than 130×10?12° C.?1×nm×cm?1×Pa?1 is able to be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ohara Inc.
    Inventors: Junko Suzuki, Michiko Ogino, Masahiro Onozawa
  • Patent number: 8664134
    Abstract: A crystallizing glass solder for high-temperature applications, containing, in % by weight on an oxide basis: 45% to 60% of BaO, 25% to 40% of SiO2, 5% to 15% of B2O3, 0 to <2% of Al2O3, and at least one alkaline earth metal oxide from the group consisting of MgO, CaO and SrO, wherein CaO is 0% to 5% and the sum of the alkaline earth metal oxides MgO, CaO and SrO is 0% to 20%, preferably 2% to 15%. The glass solder is preferably free from TeO2 and PbO. Preferred embodiments of the glass solder contain from 3 to 15 wt. % of Y2O3 and have low porosity and high stability with respect to a moist fuel gas environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Dieter Goedeke, Peter Brix, Olaf Claussen, Joern Besinger, Bastian Schoen
  • Patent number: 8664133
    Abstract: An optical glass having optical constants of a refractive index (nd) of 1.78 or over, an Abbe number (?d) of 30 or below, and a partial dispersion ratio (?g, F) of 0.620 or below comprises SiO2 and Nb2O5 as essential components, wherein an amount of Nb2O5 in mass % is more than 40%. The optical glass further comprising, in mass % on oxide basis, less than 2% of K2O and one or more oxides selected from the group consisting of B2O3, TiO2, ZrO2, WO3, ZnO, SrO, Li2O and Na2O wherein a total amount of SiO2, B2O3, TiO2, ZrO2, Nb2O5, WO3, ZnO, SrO, Li2O and Na2O is more than 90% and TiO2/(ZrO2+Nb2O5) is less than 0.32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: OHARA Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Patent number: 8661853
    Abstract: A process for producing a glass in the production of a glass molded article formed of an optical glass by melting and clarifying a glass raw material to prepare a molten glass and molding said molten glass, the process comprising preparing a glass raw material that gives an oxide glass comprising, by cationic %, 12 to 65% of B3+, 0 to 20% of Si4+, 0 to 6% of Ge4+, 15 to 50% of total of La3+, Gd3+, Y3+, Yb3+, Sc3+ and Lu3+, 4 to 54% of total of Ta5+, Zr4+, Ti4+, Nb5+, W6+ and Bi3+, 0 to 35% of Zn2+, 0 to 9% of total of Li+, Na+ and K+, and 0 to 15% of total of Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+ and Ba2+, a total content of said cationic components in the oxide glass being 99 to 100%, and said glass raw material comprising carbonate and sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Negishi, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8647996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical glass, a preform for precision press molding, methods for manufacturing the same, and an image pickup device. The optical glass of the present invention not only has a high refractive index, a high dispersion property, and good precision press moldability, but also has good stability with respect to devitrification when reheated (referred to as “devitrification stability upon reheating”), and is an optical glass with a good partial dispersion ratio (Pg, F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Takazawa
  • Publication number: 20140024519
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical glass including, in terms of mass % on the basis of oxides, B2O3: 10% to 20%, SiO2: 0.5% to 12%, ZnO: 5% to 19%, Ta2O5: 3% to 17%, Li2O: 0.2% to 3%, ZrO2: 0.6% to 4.9%, WO3: 6.1% to 20%, La2O3: 32.5% to 50%, and Y2O3: 0.2% or more and less than 1.5%, in which a mass fraction (La2O3/Y2O3) of a content of La2O3 to a content of Y2O3 in terms of mass % is 40 or higher, and the optical glass has optical constants of a refractive index nd of 1.83 to 1.88 and an Abbe's number ?d of 39 to 42.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Noriyoshi KAYABA
  • Publication number: 20130331255
    Abstract: A highly refractive and highly transparent optical glass is provided. The use of such a glass, optical elements and processes for producing the glass or the optical elements are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Bianca SCHREDER, Karl MENNEMANN, Ute WOELFEL, Volker DIETRICH
  • Patent number: 8575049
    Abstract: An optical glass comprising, by mass %, 12 to 30% of total of B2O3 and SiO2, 55 to 80% of total of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3, Yb2O3, ZrO2, Nb2O5 and WO3, 2 to 10% of ZrO2, 0 to 15% of Nb2O5, 0 to 15% of ZnO and 0% or more but less than 13% of Ta2O5, wherein the ratio of the content of Ta2O5 to the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3, Yb2O3, ZrO2, Nb2O5 and WO3 is 0.23 or less, the ratio of the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3 to the total content of B2O3 and SiO2 is from 2 to 4, the optical glass having a refractive index nd of 1.86 or more and an Abbe's number ?d of 38 or more, and a rod-shaped glass shaped material and an optical element formed of the above optical glass each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Kobayashi, Yoichi Hachitani, Yunoshin Kanayama
  • Patent number: 8575048
    Abstract: [Problems to be Solved] To provide a high-refractivity low-dispersion optical glass that enables the stable production of high-quality optical elements. [Means to Solve the Problems] An optical glass comprising, as essential components, 20 to 50% of B3+, 5 to 35% of La3+, 1 to 30% of Nb5+, 0.5 to 15% of Ta5+, and 11 to 40% of Zn2+, the total content of B3+ and Si4+ being 20 to 50%, the total content of La3+, Gd3+ and Y3+ being 5 to 35%, the cationic ratio of ((B3++Si4+)/(La3++Gd3++Y3+)) being from 1 to 5, the total content of Ti4+, Nb5+, Ta5+ and W6+ being 10 to 35%, the cationic ratio of ((Nb5++Ta5+)/(Ti4++Nb5++Ta5++W6+)) being from 0.7 to 1, the cationic ratio of ((B3++Si4+)/(Ti4++Nb5++Ta5++W6+)) being from 0.5 to 4, the cationic ratio of ((La3++Gd3++Y3+)/(Ti4++Nb5++Ta5++W6+)) being from 0.2 to 3, the cationic ratio of Zn2+/Zn2++Mg2++Ca2++Sr2++Ba2+) being from 0.8 to 1, the optical glass having a refractive index nd of 1.89 or more and an Abbe's number ?d of 27 to 37.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Negishi, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8575047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical glass with a high refractive index and good precision press moldability, and a preform for precision press molding and an optical element that are comprised of the optical glass. The present invention further relates to a method of manufacturing an optical element, a lens unit being equipped with an optical element and an image pickup device being equipped with a lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Shuhei Mikami, Hiroki Takazawa
  • Publication number: 20130288878
    Abstract: A high-refractivity low-dispersion optical glass that can be stably supplied and has excellent glass stability and that has coloring reduced, composed of in mass %, 5 to 32% of total of SiO2 and B2O2, 45 to 65% of total of La2O2, Gd2O2 and Y2O2, 0.5 to 10% of ZnO, 1 to 20% of total of TiO2 and Nb2O5, and optionally other components. The optical glass has a refractive index nd of 1.89 to 2.0, an Abbe's number ?d of 32 to 38 and a coloring degree ?70 of 430 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki NEGISHI, Xuelu ZOU
  • Patent number: 8551904
    Abstract: A process for making a ceramic catalyst material includes mixing a catalyst precursor material with a mineral particulate to form a mixture; adding a binder, silicon carbide, and a parting agent to the mixture to form unfired spheroids; and heating the unfired spheroids at a temperature effective to oxidize the silicon carbide and the catalyst precursor material to form the ceramic catalyst material. In another embodiment, the process includes the addition of a catalyst metal oxide salt to an aluminosilicate hydrogel aggregate mixture. Once the mixture sets, the set mixture is heated to a temperature to effective to produce a high surface area ceramic catalyst material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventor: Felice DiMascio
  • Patent number: 8546282
    Abstract: A glass for a light guide fiber GA1 is used in a core of a fiber 10 of a light guide, and has a refractive index nd between 1.56 and 1.74. The glass for a light guide fiber GA1 has the following composition: (A) SiO2: 20 to 55 wt %, (B11) B2O3: 0 to 2.0 wt %, (B2) does not contain P2O5 and GeO2, (C1) (BaO+SrO+La2O3+Lu2O3+Ta2O5+Gd2O3+WO3): 39 to 46 wt %, (D1) ZnO: 4 to 16 wt %, (E) does not contain Al2O3, (F) does not contain ZrO2, (G) does not contain PbO and As2O3, (H1) (Na2O+K2O): 4 to 10 wt %, (I) Sb2O3: 0 to 0.050 wt %, and (J1) (Na2SO4+K2SO4): 0.32 to 0.78 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignees: Olympus Medical Systems Corp., Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kinoshita, Anne Jans Faber, Mathi Rongen, Atsushi Goto, Makoto Tanabe, Yuko Katahira
  • Publication number: 20130231237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical glass containing, in terms of % by weight on the basis of oxides, B2O3: 8 to 15%, La2O3: 27 to 40%, SiO2: 1 to 10%, ZnO: 13 to 20%, WO3: 9 to 17%, Ta2O5: 7 to 15%, ZrO2: 1 to 6%, Y2O3: 2 to 8%, and Bi2O3: 0 to 5%, in which the optical glass contains substantially no Li2O and Gd2O3, and the optical glass has a refractive index nd of 1.86 to 1.90 and an Abbe number vd of 35 to 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Noriyoshi KAYABA
  • Publication number: 20130230692
    Abstract: Provided is a high refractive index glass, comprising, as a glass composition in terms of mass %, 0.1 to 60% of SiO2+Al2O3+B2O3, having a mass ratio (BaO+La2O3+Nb2O5+TiO2+ZrO2)/(SiO2+Al2O3+B2O3) of 0.1 to 50, amass ratio (MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO)/(BaO+La2O3+Nb2O5+TiO2+ZrO2) of 0 to 10, and a mass ratio (TiO2+ZrO2)/(BaO+La2O3+Nb2O5) of 0.001 to 40, and having a refractive index nd of 1.55 to 2.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Tomoki Yanase, Takashi Murata