And Zinc Patents (Class 501/79)
  • Patent number: 7947618
    Abstract: An optical glass contains, based on a total weight of the optical glass: 12 to 30 weight percent of P2O5; 1 to 5 weight percent of B2O3; 1 to 8 weight percent of Li2O; 0.5 to weight percent of Na2O; 0.5 to 15 weight percent of K2O; 1 to 5 weight percent of CaO; 0 to 20 weight percent of BaO; 0 to 5 weight percent of SrO; 1 to 10 weight percent of TiO2; 1 to 20 weight percent of Bi2O3; 3 to 35 weight percent of Nb2O5; 13 to 60 weight percent of WO3; and 0 to 1 weight percent of Sb2O3, wherein a total weight of Na2O and K2O is in a range of 3 to 20 weight percent based on the total weight of the optical glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Onica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Manabu Izuki
  • Patent number: 7932197
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass having high-refractivity low-dispersion properties, having a low glass transition temperature and having the property of being softened at a low temperature so that a preform therefrom is precision press-moldable, and the optical glass comprises, as essential components, B2O3, La2O3, Gd2O3 and ZnO and has a refractive index (nd) of over 1.86, an Abbe's number (?d) of less than 35 and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 630° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7928027
    Abstract: The optical glass of the invention comprising: SiO2: 10 to 30%, B2O3: 15 to 35%, Li2O: 0 (inclusive) to 10%, Na2O: 0 (inclusive) to 5%, and K2O: 0 (inclusive) to 5% provided that Li2O+Na2O+K2O: 0 to 15%; MgO: 0 (inclusive) to 25%, CaO: 0 (inclusive) to 25%, BaO: 0 (inclusive) to 25%, SrO: 0 (inclusive) to 25%, and ZnO: 18 to 55% provided that MgO+CaO+BaO+SrO+ZnO: 18 to 55%; and La2O3: 5 to 20%. This optical glass does not substantially contain poisonous materials such as lead and arsenic. This optical glass has given optical constants, has a low Tg, a low TL and a good devitrification resistance, and is suitable for press molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiharu Mori
  • 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: 7897533
    Abstract: An optical glass composition contains, in % by mole, 14.0% or more and 31.0% or less of SiO2, 19.0% or more and 40.0% or less of B2O3, 0% or more and 5.0% or less of Li2O, 0% or more and 12.0% or less of ZnO, 0% or more and 12.0% or less of ZrO2, 15.0% or more and 26.0% or less of La2O3, 22.0% or more and 38.0% or less of La2O3+ZrO2, 2.0% or more and 5.0% or less of Ta2O5 and 4.0% or more and 16.0% or less of Gd2O3, and has nd of 1.83 or higher and 1.87 or lower and ?d of 43 or higher and 47 or lower, and a preform and an optical element are formed from the optical glass composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Onoda, Kazuhiko Ishimaru, Shoji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7897532
    Abstract: An optical glass composition contains, in % by weight, 1.0% or more and 12.0% or less of SiO2, 8.0% or more and 18.0% or less of B2O3, 0% or more and 6.0% or less of ZnO, 1.0% or more and 10.0% or less of ZrO2, 25.0% or more and 47.0% or less of La2O3, 0% or more and 5.0% or less of R2O (here, R is at least one of Li, Na and K), 0% or more and 15.0% or less of Nb2O5, 0% or more and 7.0% or less of TiO2, 0% or more and 15.0% or less of Ta2O5, 1.0% or more of Nb2O5+TiO2+Ta2O5, 0% or more and 25.5% or less of Gd2O3, 0.5% or more and 15.0% or less of WO3 and 0.5% or more and 26.0% or less of Gd2O3+WO3, and has nd of 1.88 or higher and 1.92 or lower and ?d of 33 or higher and 37 or lower, and a preform and an optical element are formed from the optical glass composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corproation
    Inventors: Minoru Onoda, Kazuhiko Ishimaru, Shoji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7897531
    Abstract: Glass has optical constants of a refractive index (nd) of 1.79 or over and an Abbe number (?d) of 27 or over and a specific gravity (D) of 3.20 or over and is free from devitrification in the interior of the glass in a reheat test. The glass has chemical durability according to the Powder Method (acid-proof property RA according to the Powder Method) which is Class 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ohara
    Inventor: Junko Ishioka
  • Publication number: 20110034314
    Abstract: An optical glass has a refractive index (nd) of 1.60 or over and excellent transmittance and internal quality. The optical glass comprises 0.1-4 mass % of Ta2O5 to total mass of glass calculated on oxide basis, has ratio of 0.95<Ta2O5/(Ta2O5+(ZrO2)+TiO2+Nb2O5+WO3)×5)?1.00, and further comprises SiO2+B2O3+Al2O3+BaO in a total amount of 81% or over.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA OHARA
    Inventor: Michiko Ogino
  • Publication number: 20110034315
    Abstract: An optical glass that is an oxide glass and comprises, by cationic %, 20 to 40% of a total of Si4+ and B3+, 15 to 40% of a total of Nb5+, Ti4+, W6+ and Zr4+, 0.2 to 20% of a total of Zn2+, Ba2+, Sr2+ and Ca2+, and 15 to 55% of a total of Li+, Na+ and K+, the cationic ratio of the content of B3+ to the total content of B3+ and Si4+ being 0.01-0.5, the cationic ratio of the content of Zr4+ to the total content of Nb5+, Ti4+, W6+ and Zr4+ being 0.05 or less, the molar ratio of the total content of Zn2+ and Ba2+ to the total content of Zn2+, Ba2+, Sr2+ and Ca2+ being 0.8-1, the optical glass having a refractive index nd of 1.815 or more and an Abbe's number ?d of 29 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Takazawa
  • Patent number: 7884041
    Abstract: An optical glass has optical constants of a refractive index (nd) within a range from 1.73 to less than 1.80 and an Abbe number (?d) within a range from 43 to 55, comprises SiO2, B2O3, Y2O3, La2O3, ZnO and Li2O as essential components, is substantially free of lead component, arsenic component and fluorine component, has a ratio of SiO2/B2O3 of 0.30 to 1.55 and a ratio of Y2O3/La2O3 of 0.15 to 1.00, and has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 620° C. or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ohara Inc.
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Patent number: 7884040
    Abstract: Optical glass has a refractive index of 1.83 or above and an Abbe number of 26 or less and contains SiO2, TiO2, Nb2O5 and Na2O as its essential constituents in such proportions on a final oxide basis that the amounts of its oxide constituents as expressed on a mass percentage basis may satisfy the relationship: (TiO2+Nb2O5)/(Na2O+K2O)=3.0 to 4.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ohara Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tomoe, Masahiro Onozawa
  • Publication number: 20110015053
    Abstract: A lead-free low-melting-point glass having an acid resistance, being substantially free of PbO and including 12 to 35 mass % of SiO2, 3 to 20 mass % of B2O3, 35 to 75 mass % of Bi2O3, and 0 to 8 mass % of at least one material selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O is provided. A lead-free low-melting-point glass composition including a powder of the glass and a filler made of a ceramic powder is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Hamada, Koji Tominaga, Naoya Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20110009511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glass compositions for use in formation of polycarboxylate cements and polycarboxylate cements comprising these glasses, wherein the glasses comprise SiO2 and MgO, with a molar percentage of SiO2 not exceeding 60% and a molar percentage of MgO being greater than 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Graham Hill, Molly Morag Stevens
  • Patent number: 7867934
    Abstract: Optical glass containing bismuth oxide having good defoamability. The Optical glass contains, as % by mass, from 10 to less than 90% of a Bi2O3 component and at least 0.1% of a TeO2 and/or SeO2 component. The optical glass is on Grade 4 to Grade 1 in “JOGIS12-1994, Method for Measuring Bubbles in Optical Glass”. By controlling the amount of RO component (R is at least one selected from a group consisting of Zn, Ba, Sr, Ca, Mg) and Rn2O component (Rn?Li, Na, K, Cs), the clarifying time may be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Ohara, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 7855158
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass comprising, denoted as molar percentages: 10 to 20 percent SiO2, 5 to 40 percent B2O3, SiO2+B2O3=15 to 50 percent, 0 to 10 percent Li2O, 12 to 36 percent ZnO, where 3×Li2O+ZnO?18 percent, 5 to 30 percent La2O3, 0 to 20 percent Gd2O3, 0 to 10 percent Y2O3, La2O3+Gd2O3=10 to 30 percent, La2O3/SIGMA(?)RE2O3=0.67 to 0.95 (where SIGMA(?)RE2O3=La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3+Yb2O3+Sc2O3+Lu2O3), 0.5 to 10 percent ZrO2, 1 to 15 percent Ta2O5, 1 to 20 percent WO3, Ta2O5/WO3?2.5 (molar ratio), 0 to 8 percent Nb2O5, 0 to 8 percent TiO2; and having a refractive index nd of not less than 1.87 and an Abbé number nu(v)d of not less than 35 but less then 40. A method for manufacturing a preform for precision press molding by separating a glass melt gob from a glass melt obtained by mixing, heating, and melting glass starting materials, and forming a preform in a glass melt gob cooling step, said mixing, heating, and melting of glass starting materials is conducted so as to obtain the above optical glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 7846860
    Abstract: An optical glass includes, in percent by weight, 2-11% SiO2, 28-45% B2O3, 2-15% CaO, 3-18% ZnO, 1-8% ZrO2, 9-40% La2O3, 0.5-11% Gd2O3, 0-10% Y2O3, 0-3% Al2O3, at most 8% R2O, where R2O is selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O, at most 20% R?O, where R?O is selected from the group consisting of MgO, CaO, SrO and BaO, 0-3% WO3, 0-2% Nb2O5, and 0-1% Sb2O3. The optical glass is free from environmental and human harmful components such as PbO and As2O3. The optical glass has a refractive index in the range of 1.66-1.72, an Abbe number in the range of 51-56, a liquidus temperature (LT) of at most 1000° C. and a raw material melting temperature of at most 1300° C. The optical glass is suitable for mass production, and is stable against devitrification during manufacturing of preforms and precision molding of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Asia Optical Co., Inc
    Inventors: Tsung-yuen Tsai, Hsiang-jen Shih
  • Patent number: 7833920
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical glass which comprises, in terms of % by mass on the basis of oxides, 35-45% of SiO2, 12-20% of B2O3, 2-7% of Li2O, 0.1-10% of ZnO, 2-15% of Al2O3, 10-40% of BaO, 0-5% of K2O, 0-10% of Na2O, and 0-20% of Gd2O3, wherein SiO2+B2O3 is 47-58% and Li2O+Na2O+K2O is 5-14%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Imakita, Naoki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7827823
    Abstract: An optical glass having high refractivity and a low sag temperature and having a low-temperature softening property that enables precision press-molding is provided, and the optical glass contains, by mol %, 5 to 50% of B2O3, 3 to 50% of SiO2, 5 to 40% of TiO2, 1 to 40% of ZnO, 5 to 20% of La2O3, 0 to 10% of Gd2O3, 0 to 15% of Nb2O5, 0 to 10% of ZrO2, 0 to 5% of Ta2O5, 0 to 10% of Bi2O3, 0 to 10% of MgO, 0 to 8% of CaO, 0 to 10% of SrO, 0 to 10% of BaO, provided that the total content of MgO, CaO, SrO and BaO is 15% or less, 0 to 20% of Li2O, and 0 to 5% of Na2O, optionally containing Sb2O3 as a refining agent, and having a refractive index (nd) of 1.8 or more and an Abbe's number (?d) of 35 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiko Kasuga, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 7820576
    Abstract: An optical glass for press-molding contains as glass ingredients, by weight: 0.5-4% SiO2; 20-30% B2O3; 10-20% ZnO; 1-10% ZrO2; 30-45% La2O3; 5-12% Nb2O5; 1-15% WO3; 0.5-3.5% TiO2; 0.5-3% CaO; 0.1-0.5% Li2O; 0-0.4% Na2O (zero inclusive); and 0-0.4% K2O (zero inclusive), with the total content of Li2O+Na2O+K2O accounting for 0.1-0.5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Manabu Izuki
  • Patent number: 7799712
    Abstract: The low melting solder glass contains, in wt. % on an oxide basis, >1-2, SiO2; 5-10, B2O3; 4.5-12, ZnO; 79-88, Bi2O3; 0.0, CeO2; and 0.6-2, Al2O3, and a weight ratio of SiO2 to Al2O3 of <2. The solder glass preferably contains from 80.5 to 85 wt. % of Bi2O3 and is free of lead. This solder glass has a linear thermal expansion coefficient ?(20-300) of <11.5×10?6/K and a transformation temperature Tg of <380° C. A solder glass preparation for connecting or sealing a glass part with a metal part contains the low melting solder glass and up to 20 wt. % of ?-eucryptite, cordierite, mullite, willemite or zircon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Dieter Goedeke, Peter Brix
  • Patent number: 7795165
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a lead-free bismuth glass wherein decrease of the degree of accuracy of the patterning is prevented. Specifically, the present invention provides a lead-free bismuth glass characterized in that said lead-free bismuth glass is used for an optical patterning glass material which is patterned by light irradiation and the optical-absorption coefficient to light with a wavelength of 365 nm is 300 to 3000 cm?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignees: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Ichiro Uchiyama, Tomoyuki Taguchi, Ikuo Kuriyama, Hisashi Matsuno, Keiichiro Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 7749929
    Abstract: Glass for covering electrodes, which consists essentially of, as represented by mol % based on the following oxides, from 25 to 60% of B2O3, from 0 to 18% of SiO2, from 0 to 60% of ZnO, from 0 to 18% of BaO, from 3 to 15% of Bi2O3 and from 0 to 10% of Al2O3, and contains no PbO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masamichi Tanida, Tomoyuki Fukahori
  • Patent number: 7737064
    Abstract: Optical glass having a refractive index (nd) of 1.75 or greater, and an Abbe number (?d) falling within the range of 15 to 40, which is suitable for molding by precision mold press is provided. The optical glass is characterized by including B2O3+SiO2 in an amount of 10 to 70%, Bi2O3 in an amount of 5% or more and less than 25%, RO+Rn2O in an amount of 5 to 60% (wherein R represents one or more selected from a group consisting of Zn, Ba, Sr, Ca, and Mg; and Rn represents one or more selected from a group consisting of Li, Na, K, and Cs), with each component in the range expressed in oxide-based mole, and is characterized in that transparency in the visible region is high, and that the transition point (Tg) is 520° C. or lower. The optical glass is characterized by having a spectral transmittance of 70% or greater at a wavelength of 550 nm, for a thickness of 10 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: O'Hara, Inc.
    Inventor: Jie Fu
  • Patent number: 7704904
    Abstract: An optical glass contains as glass ingredients, by weight: 0-8% SiO2; 34.5-46% B2O3; 2.6-6% Li2O; 21-38% ZnO; 0-40% La2O3; 0-35% Gd2O3; and 0-15% Y2O3, with the total content of La2O3+Gd2O3+Y2O3 accounting for 10-40%. The optical glass also has a predetermined index of refraction and a predetermined dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Akio Oogaki
  • Publication number: 20100093512
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Koji Tominaga
  • Patent number: 7696114
    Abstract: An optical glass contains as glass ingredients, by weight: 10-35% SiO2; 8-30% B2O3; 4-9% Li2O; 26-40% ZnO; 1-25% La2O3; and 6-22% Nb2O5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Akio Oogaki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100056354
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical glass having a high refractive index and high moldability. An optical glass according to an embodiment of the invention includes Bi2O3, B2O3, SiO2, Al2O3, and ZnO and satisfies the following Conditional expressions 1 and 2: X+Y?75 ??(1), and 2.5<X/Y<13 ??(2) where X indicates the content (wt %) of Bi2O3 and Y indicates the content (wt %) of B2O3. When Conditional expression 1 is satisfied, it is possible to avoid crystallization and ensure high transparency. If the ratio is greater than the lower limit of Conditional expression 2, the refractive index nd of the optical glass with respect to the d-line is equal to or greater than 1.9. If the ratio is less than the upper limit of Conditional expression 2, it is easy to perform vitrification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Motoaki SAITO
  • Patent number: 7670978
    Abstract: The optical glass has a refractive index of equal to or greater than 1.65 and an Abbé number ranging from 50 to 60. In the optical glass, as molar basis, a ratio of SiO2 content to B2O3 content is greater than 0.5 and equal to or less than 0.90; a total content of SiO2 and B2O3 ranges from 50 to 70 percent; Li2O content ranges from 5 to 20 percent; La2O3 content ranges from 0.5 to 22 percent; a ratio of ZnO content to RO (MgO, CaO, SrO and BaO) is equal to or greater than 0.5; a total content of Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3 ranges from 1 to 15 percent; Sb2O3 content ranges from 0 to 1 percent; and no BaO is comprised, or a ratio of the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3 to the content of BaO is equal to or greater than 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiko Kasuga, Mikio Ikenishi, Xuelu Zou
  • Publication number: 20100041539
    Abstract: An optical glass is provided that includes a refractive index (nd) of no less than 1.75 and an Abbe number (vd) of no less than 10 as optical constants. A Bi2O3 content is no less than 10% by weight to no more than 80% by weight. The content of SiO2 is lower than the content of B2O3. The total content of SiO2+B2O3 is from no less than 1% by weight to no more than 60% by weight. The content of RO is from no less than 0.1% by weight to no more than 50% by weight. R represents one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Zn, Ba, Sr, Ca, and Mg. The optical glass has at least one of the properties of being substantially free from opacification and/or being substantially devitrified within the glass body under the conditions of a reheating testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: OHARA, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagaoka, Jie Fu, Michiko Ogino
  • Publication number: 20100035743
    Abstract: An optical glass includes, based on the total weight of the optical glass: not less than 35 weight percent and less than 45 weight percent of P2O5; not less than 0.5 weight percent and less than 10 weight percent of B2O3; 0 to 16 weight percent of Al2O3; 0 to 2.5 weight percent of SiO2; 0 to 26 weight percent of BaO; 0 to 20 weight percent of SrO; 23 to 49 weight percent of ZnO; more than 6 weight percent and not more than 20 weight percent of CaO; 0 to 16 weight percent of MgO; not less than 0 weight percent and less than 1 weight percent of Li2O; 3 to 19 weight percent of Na2O; and 0 to 20 weight percent of K2O, where the total weight of BaO, SrO, ZnO, CaO, and MgO and the total weight of Li2O, Na2O and are predetermined amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Yoshihito Taguchi
  • Patent number: 7655585
    Abstract: Provided is a precision press-molding optical glass that is not easily degraded in quality by the occurrence of an altered layer such as fogging or yellowing on a surface and that comprises B2O3, ZnO, La2O3 and ZrO2 and contains, by mol %, 0 to less than 0.5% of Li2O, 20 to 50% of B2O3, 0 to 20% of SiO2, 22 to 42% of ZnO, 5 to 24% of La2O3, 0 to 20% of Gd2O3, provided that the total content of La2O3 and Gd2O3 is 10 to 24%, 0.5 to 10% of ZrO2, 0 to 15% of Ta2O5, 0 to 20% of WO3, 0 to 15% of Nb2O5, 0 to 20% of TiO2, 0 to 10% of Bi2O3, 0 to 10% of GeO2, 0 to 10% of Ga2O3, 0 to 10% of Al2O3, 0 to 10% of BaO, 0 to 10% of Y2O3 and 0 to 10% of Yb2O3, the optical glass having an Abbe's number (?d) of at least 35 but less than 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20100022380
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes to immobilize radioactive and/or hazardous waste in a borosilicate glass, the waste containing one or more of radionuclides, hazardous elements, hazardous compounds, and/or other compounds. The invention also provides borosilicate glass compositions for use in immobilizing radioactive and/or hazardous waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: GeoMatrix Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly CHEKHMIR, Arthur GRIBETZ
  • Patent number: 7638449
    Abstract: This invention provides an optical glass including, by mass %: 30 to 40% of B2O3; 2.5 to 6% of Li2O; 10 to 17% of ZnO; 12 to 22% of La2O3; 15 to 25% of Gd2O3; 0 to 5% of SiO2; 0 to 5% of Bi2O3; 0 to 15% of Al2O3; 0 to 3% of ZrO2; 0 to 5% of WO3; 0 to 5% of Ta2O5; 0 to 3% of TiO2; 0 to 5% of Y2O3; and 0 to 5% of MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Imakita, Jun Sasai, Naoki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 7638450
    Abstract: The lead-free, fluorine-free and arsenic-free optical glass, which is useful in mapping, projection, telecommunication, optical communication engineering, and mobile drive and laser technology, has a refractive index of 1.75?nd?1.83, an Abbe number of 34?Vd?44, and Tg?560° C. The glass is free of WO3 and TeO2and has a composition in percent by weight based on oxide content of: SiO2, 0.5-8; B2O3, 10-25; ZnO, 10-22; La2O3, 23-34; Ta2O5, >15-25; Nb2O5, 0.5-15; Al2O3, 0-2; and can include optional ingredients, e.g. alkali and/or alkaline-earth oxides. In addition, a sum of B2O3 and ZnO is 33 to 41% by weight and preferably a sum of La2O3+Ta2O5+Nb2O5+Y2O3+ZrO2 is greater than 50% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Simone Monika Ritter, Ute Woelfel, Stefanie Hansen
  • Publication number: 20090314033
    Abstract: A glass material for mold pressing, comprising a core portion comprised of an optical glass with a degree of abrasion FA of 200 or higher and a covering portion comprised of a second glass covering at least a portion of the surface of said core portion. A method for manufacturing an optical glass element, wherein a glass material that has been preformed to a prescribed shape is heat softened and press molded with a pressing mold and the outer perimeter portion of the molded product obtained is removed by mechanical processing. The above-mentioned glass material for mold pressing is used as the glass material. To provide a means whereby an optical element does not bear scratches on optically functional surfaces through contact during handling after the press molding of press molded glass products despite being comprised of a glass material with a high degree of abrasion, and a means whereby even when scratched, the function of the optical element finally obtained is unaffected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Xuelu Zou, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20090318278
    Abstract: A powder composition for forming a highly expansible crystallized glass substantially free of alkali metals is disclosed, which composition can provide, through its firing at a temperature of not more than 900° C., a seal between metal and ceramic. The powder composition is a powder composition for the formation of a sealing crystallized glass which is substantially free of alkali metals and consists of the powder of a glass containing, calculated as oxides, SiO2: 10-30% by mass, B2O3: 20-30% by mass, CaO: 10-40% by mass, MgO: 15-40% by mass, BaO+SrO+ZnO: 0-10% by mass, La2O3: 0-5% by mass, Al2O3: 0-5% by mass, and RO2: 0-3% by mass (wherein R represents Zr, Ti, or Sn), wherein the crystallized glass that is formed by firing the powder composition at 900±50° C. has a coefficient of thermal expansion of 90-120×10?7/° C. at 50-550 ° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: NIHON YAMAMURA GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mayumi, Hideyuki Kuribayashi
  • Patent number: 7622409
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass having high-refractivity low-dispersion properties, having a low glass transition temperature and having the property of being softened at a low temperature so that a preform therefrom is precision press-moldable, and the optical glass comprises, as essential components, B2O3, La2O3, Gd2O3 and ZnO and has a refractive index (nd) of over 1.86, an Abbe's number (vd) of less than 35 and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 630° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20090275460
    Abstract: An optical glass having optical constants of a refractive index (nd) within a range from 1.50 to 1.65 and an Abbe number (? d) within a range from 50 to 65 and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 400° C. or below wherein the shortest wavelength (? 80) at which transmittance is 80% is 370 nm or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: OHARA INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Miyata
  • Patent number: 7605099
    Abstract: The optical glass has an index of refraction (nd) greater than or equal to 1.70, an Abbé number (?d) greater than or equal to 35 and a density (?) less than or equal to 4.5 g/cm3. Optical elements made with this optical glass are especially desirable in optical data transfer applications, particularly in read-write devices with movable read-write heads. The glass compositions required to make optical glass with these properties are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Silke Wolff, Ute Woelfel, Ulrich Siepe
  • Patent number: 7605100
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lead and arsenic free optical hard crown glasses with a low transformation temperature (Tg?520° C.), characterized by their optical range with a refractive index of 1.57?nd?1.61 and an Abbe number of 56??d?63. The glasses have the following composition (in wt %): SiO2 37-46 B2O3 12-18 Al2O3 1-7 Li2O 5.5-<7? Na2O 1-5 K2O <4 MgO <5 CaO <7 BaO 21-29 SrO 0.1-1.5 ZnO ??1-4.5 TiO2 0.1-0.5 ZrO2 ??<0.7 with ? TiO2, ZrO2 < 0.9. Refiners can be added, provided that they do not comprise arsenic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Silke Wolff, Stefanie Hansen, Ute Woelfel
  • Patent number: 7598193
    Abstract: An optical glass having a high light transmittance, a high refractive index and excellent production stability, which contains at least one of CaO and SrO together with SiO2, B2O3, La2O3, Nb2O5, TiO2 and BaO, having a composition that substantially contains, by weight %, 1 to 18% of SiO2, 3 to 24% of B2O3, provided that the ratio of content of B2O3 to the content of SiO2 (B2O3/SiO2) is over 1, 10 to 50% of La2O3, 1 to 30% of Nb2O5, 1 to 30% of TiO2, over 6% but not more than 25% of BaO, less than 7% of CaO, 6% or less of SrO, 0 to 13% of MgO, provided that the total content of BaO, CaO, SrO and MgO is 40% or less, 0 to 15% of ZnO, 0 to 15% of ZrO2, 0 to 10% of Al2O3, 0 to 20% of Gd2O3, 0% or more but less than 2% of Y2O3, 0 to 5% of Yb2O3, 0 to 18% of Ta2O5, 0 to 20% of Bi2O3, 0 to 10% of GeO2, 0% or more but less than 2% of Sb2O3, and 0% or more but less than 2% of SnO2, and having a refractive index (nd) of over 1.8, Abbe's number (?d) of 28 to 40 and a density of 4.2 g/cm3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Michio Endo
  • Patent number: 7598192
    Abstract: The invention relates to optical glasses intended for the application fields of imaging, sensors, microscopy, medical technology, digital projection, photolithography, laser technology, wafer/chip technology, and for telecommunication, optical communication engineering and optics/lighting in the automotive sector, having a refractive index of 1.60?nd?1.80 and/or an Abbe number of 30??d?40 with a pronounced short flint character, good chemical stability, excellent crystallization stability, good solarization stability and the following composition (in wt. % based on oxide): SiO2 19-45 B2O3 ??3-7.5 Nb2O5 25-31 K2O 2-8 TiO2 0.1-2?? ZrO2 ?6-10 Ta2O5 0.5-8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Silke Wolff, Goran Sabljic, Ute Woelfel
  • Patent number: 7576020
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass for precision press-molding is free from degradations in product quality caused by a surface altered layer such as fogging, browning, etc., and a precision press-molding preform and an optical element provided are formed of the above glass. The optical glass is a glass which contains B2O3, La2O3 and ZnO and is used as a glass material for precision press-molding, and contains, by mol %, 20 to 60% of B2O3, 0 to 20% of SiO2, 22 to 42% of ZnO, 5 to 24% of La2O3, 0 to 20% of Gd2O3, provided that the total content of La2O3 and Gd2O3 is 10 to 24%, 0 to 10% of ZrO2, 0 to 10% of Ta2O5, 0 to 10% of WO3, 0 to 10% of Nb2O5, 0 to 10% of TiO2, 0 to 10% of Bi2O3, 0 to 10% of GeO2, 0 to 10% of Ga2O3, 0 to 10% of Al2O3, 0 to 10% of BaO, 0 to 10% of Y2O3 and 0 to 10% of Yb2O3, has an Abbe's number (?d) of 40 or more and is substantially free of lithium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7572747
    Abstract: An optical glass consisting essentially of B2O3 in an amount of 10-40 wt %, SiO2 in an amount less than or equal to 5 wt %, ZnO in an amount less than or equal to 15 wt %, SrO in an amount less than or equal to 9 wt %, ZrO2 in an amount less than or equal to 9 wt %, La2O3 in an amount of 15 to 45 wt %, BaF2 in an amount of 1 to 10 wt %, BaO in an amount less than or equal to 5 wt %, HfO2 in an amount of 0.1 to 7.5 wt %, Gd2O3 in an amount less than or equal to 16 wt %, CaO in an amount less than or equal to 7 wt %, ZrF4 in an amount less than or equal to 5 wt %, Na2O in an amount less than or equal to 2 wt % and Y2O3 in an amount less than or equal to 16 wt %. The optical glass has a glass transition temperature in a range of 500-670° C. and a refractive index (nd) in a range of 1.60 to 2.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignees: Alfred University, Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Alexis G. Clare, Tatsuji Furuse, Matthew Hall
  • Publication number: 20090197755
    Abstract: An optical glass having optical constants of a refractive index (nd) of 1.78 or over, an Abbe number (v 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: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: OHARA INC.
    Inventor: Susumu UEHARA
  • Patent number: 7569505
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of glass-coated electric components, wherein the components are, inter alia, passivated by the application of the glass. The lead-free glass used is not affected through purification and processing steps and the electric component is protected from mechanical damaging and other detrimental influences, such as impurities. Further, the method remarkably helps to stabilize the electrical properties of the components. Inter alia, a sufficient acid resistance is achieved and it results in an improvement of the expansion adjustment of the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Joern Besinger, Oliver Fritz, Peter Brix
  • Patent number: 7563294
    Abstract: Abrasive particles comprising ceramic (including glasses, crystalline ceramics, and glass-ceramics) comprising (on a theoretical oxide basis) Al2O3 and at least one other metal oxide (e.g., REO and; REO and at least one of ZrO2 or HfO2) and methods of making the same. The abrasive particles can be incorporated into a variety of abrasive articles, including bonded abrasives, coated abrasives, nonwoven abrasives, and abrasive brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Anatoly Z. Rosenflanz
  • Patent number: 7560405
    Abstract: A high-refractivity high-dispersion optical glass for producing an optical element, which requires no machining, such as polishing or lapping, of an optical-function surface after precision press molding, containing B2O3, SiO2, La2O3, Gd2O3, ZnO, Li2O, ZrO2 and Ta2O5 as essential components, containing 0 to 1 mol % of Sb2O3 as an optional component, substantially containing none of PbO and Lu2O3, having a glass transition temperature of 630° C. or lower, and (1) having a refractive index nd and an Abbe's number ?d which satisfy all of the following relational expressions, 1.80<nd?1.90, 35<?d?50, and nd?2.025?(0.005×?d) or (2) having an nd of greater than 1.85 and a ?d of greater than 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: HOYA Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Hayashi, Xuelu Zou
  • Publication number: 20090169839
    Abstract: A glass ceramic composition which is formed by firing into a sintered body having a relatively high relative dielectric constant and Q value is provided. It includes a CaZrO3-based ceramic and a Li2O—MgO—ZnO—B2O3—SiO2-based glass. The Li2O—MgO—ZnO—B2O3—SiO2-based glass is 1 to 12 percent by weight of the total composition, the content of Li2O is 3.5 to 15 percent by weight, the content of MgO is 20 to 50 percent by weight, the content of BaO is 0 to 25 percent by weight, the content of CaO is 0 to 10 percent by weight, the content of SrO is 0 to 25 percent by weight, the content of B2O3 is 16 to 29 percent by weight, the content of SiO2 is 11 to 35 percent by weight, the content of ZnO is 5 to 20 percent by weight, and the content of Al2O3 is 0 to 15 percent by weight. This glass ceramic composition is advantageously used for green glass ceramic layers to form a green laminate structure useful as a main component body of an LC filter or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Sugimoto, Sadaaki Sakamoto