And Zinc Patents (Class 501/79)
  • Patent number: 7098158
    Abstract: A glass for press molding, containing substantially no lead, consisting substantially of, as represented by mol % based on oxides: Bi2O3 25 to 70%, B2O3 + SiO2 ?5 to 75%, CeO2 ?0 to 10%, Al2O3 ?0 to 20%, Ga2O3 ?0 to 20%, Al2O3 + Ga2O3 ?0 to 30%, and ZnO + TeO2 + BaO + WO3 ?0 to 40%, and having a refractive index of at least 1.9 to a light having a wavelength of 0.8 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Norio Natsugari, Koichi Murata
  • Patent number: 7091145
    Abstract: The lead-free and arsenic-free optical glass has a refractive index nd of 1.84?nd?1.96 and an Abbé number ?d of 27??d?36, with good chemical resistance, excellent crystallization resistance and the following composition (in % by weight based on oxide): SiO2, 1 to 8, B2O3, 13 to 19.5, La2O3, 34 to 50; MgO, 0 to 6, CaO, 0 to 6, BaO, 0 to 6, ZnO, 0 to 9 with ?MO, 1 to 10; and TiO2, 4 to 15, ZrO2, 0 to 11, Nb2O5, 6 to 14.5. In addition, the glass according to the invention, as well as having a maximum alkali metal oxide content of 10% by weight, may also contain standard refining agents other than arsenic. The glass according to the invention is used in imaging, projection, telecommunications, optical communication and/or laser technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Silke Wolff, Ute Woelfel
  • Patent number: 7087543
    Abstract: An optical glass having a refractive index (nd) of 1.57 to 1.67, an Abbe's number (?d) of 55 to 65 and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 560° C. or lower and having a low-temperature softening property and excellent climate resistance or a haze value of 3% or less, or an optical glass comprising, by mol %, 22 to 40% of B2O3, 12 to 40% of SiO2, 2 to 20% of Li2O, 5 to 15% of CaO, 2 to 14% of ZnO, 0.5 to 4% of La2O3, 0 to 3% of Gd2O3, 0 to 3% of Y2O3, the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3 and Y2O3 being at least 1%, 0 to 5% of Al2O3, 0 to 3% of ZrO2 and 0 to 5% of BaO, the total content of the above components being more than 96%, and having a refractive index (nd) of 1.57 to 1.67 and an Abbe's number (?d) of 55 to 65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiko Kasuga, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 7087542
    Abstract: There is provided an optical glass suitable for mold pressing having optical constants of a refractive index (nd) within a range from 1.60 to 1.69 and Abbe number (?d) within a range from 35 to 45, having a glass transition point (Tg) within a range from 300° C. to 500° C., being free from devitrification when the optical glass is held at a temperature which is higher by 100° C. than the glass transition point (Tg) for 30 minutes, comprising in mass % on oxide basis: SiO2 20–less than 40% B2O3 5–20% Al2O3 0–5% ZrO2 more than 3%–15% Nb2O5 10–30% MgO + CaO 0–less than 5% in which MgO 0–less than 5% CaO 0–less than 5% SrO 0–10% BaO 0–10% ZnO 0–18% Li2O more than 5%–15% Na2O 1–10% K2O 1–10% Sb2O3 0–1%, and being free from La2O3, TiO2, Ta2O5 and PbO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ohara
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Patent number: 7005187
    Abstract: Glass for a light filter capable of preventing variation of refractive index in a band-pass filter has a coefficient of thermal expansion within a range from 90×10?7/° C. within a temperature range from ?20° C. to +70° C. and, preferably, Young's modulus of 75 GPa or over and Vickers hardness of 550 or over, and light transmittance for plate thickness of 10 mm of 90% or over within a wavelength range from 950 nm to 1600 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ohara
    Inventor: Naoyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 7005396
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition for use in forming an enamel cover coat from which baked-on foods can be removed without the need for pyrolysis or highly alkaline cleaners. The enamel cover coat preferably exhibits no chipping or other surface defects subsequent to a 2.0 mm Plum Jam Test and an acid resistance of A or better according to ISO 2722. The composition according to the invention includes a glass component including at least a first glass frit comprising a low SiO2 glass frit. Preferably, the glass component includes a blend of the first glass frit and at least a second glass frit. Preferably, the first glass frit includes by weight from about 30% to about 45% P2O5, from about 20% to about 40% Al2O3, from about 15% to about 35% Li2O+Na2O+K2O, up to about 15% B2O3, up to about 15% MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO+ZnO, up to about 10% TiO2+ZrO2, and up to about 10% SiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Ferro France-S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Sophie Espargillière, Andreas Schanné, Francois Roques
  • Patent number: 6984261
    Abstract: The invention relates to uses of glasses and glass-ceramics in dental and orthodontic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Cummings, Jacqueline C. Rolf, Anatoly Z. Rosenflanz, Richard P. Rusin, Jerome E. Swanson
  • Patent number: 6977232
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass that has high-refractivity and high-dispersion properties and can give preforms for press-molding, which are excellent in shapability at high temperatures and suitable for precision press-molding. The optical contains, as essential components, 25 to 45 mol % of B2O3, 2 to 20 mol % of SiO2, 5 to 22 mol % of La2O3, 2 to 20 mol % of Gd2O3, 15 to 29 mol % of ZnO, 1 to 10 mol % of Li2O and 0.5 to 8 mol % of ZrO2, the optical glass having a B2O3/SiO2 molar ratio of from 2 to 5.5 and having an La2O3 and Gd2O3 total content of 12 to 24 mol % and a ZnO and Li2O total content of 25 to 30 mol %, the optical glass having a refractive index (nd) of 1.75 to 1.85 and an Abbe's number (?d) of 40 to 55, or the optical glass contains, as essential components, B2O3, SiO2, La2O3, Gd2O3, ZnO, Li2O and ZrO2 and has a viscosity of at least 6 dPa·s at a liquidus temperature thereof, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 600° C. or lower, a refractive index (nd) of 1.75 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Hayashi, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 6939819
    Abstract: A glass ceramic composition which consists essentially of an inorganic material powder having a melting point or a glass transition point of at least 1,000° C. and a glass powder having a glass transition point of from 450 to 800° C., wherein the average of the major axes L of particles of the above inorganic material powder is from 0.5 to 15 ?m, and the average of the ratios L/W of the major axes L to the minor axes W is at most 1.4. Further, a glass ceramic composition which consists essentially of, as represented by mass percentage, from 10 to 58% of an inorganic material powder having a melting point or a glass transition point of at least 1,000° C. and from 42 to 90% of a glass powder having a glass transition point of from 450 to 800° C., wherein the glass powder consists essentially of, as represented by mol %, SiO2: 35 to 70%, B2O3: 0 to 30%, Al2O3: 3 to 18%, MgO: 0 to 40%, CaO: 0 to 19%, BaO: 0 to 35% and ZnO: 0 to 9%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Usui, Hitoshi Onoda, Kazunari Watanabe, Yumi Okuyama, Yasuko Osaki, Katsuyoshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6905990
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ceramic color composition which comprises, as a solid powder, 50 to 90 wt. % of a mixture containing 5 to 95 parts by weight of a first lead-free glass powder comprising at least SiO2, ZnO, and B2O3 as glass components, and 5 to 95 parts by weight of a second lead-free glass powder comprising at least SiO2, Bi2O3, and B2O3 as glass components, 10 to 40 wt. % of an inorganic pigment, and 0 to 10 wt. % of an inorganic filler. The composition is free of lead and exhibits an excellent mold release property during the heat-molding process of a glass plate having the composition printed thereon. After firing, the composition is excellent in acid resistance, coloration in the bus bar portion, and plating resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Okuno Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Sanichi, Yoshito Nokami
  • Patent number: 6873104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasma display panel comprising transparent electrodes and a dielectric layer covering said transparent electrodes on at least one substrate of a pair of substrates facing each other with a discharge space therebetween, the main constituent of the transparent electrodes is included in the dielectric layer. Further, the main constituent of the transparent electrode is indium oxide and indium oxide is included in the dielectric layer. By including the main constituent of the transparent electrodes in the dielectric layer, it is believed that the drop in conductivity caused by diffusion of the dielectric substance in the transparent electrodes during high-temperature processing is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignees: Fujitsu Limited, Central Glass Company Limited
    Inventors: Noriyuki Awaji, Keiichi Betsui, Shinji Tadaki
  • Patent number: 6852655
    Abstract: The invention is to offer such a dielectric ceramic enabling to simultaneously sinter with the low resistant conductor of Ag based metals and Cu based metals, having the excellent mechanical strength and exhibiting the excellent dielectric characteristics in the GHz zone. Mixed powders of Si: 20 to 30 weight %, B: 5 to 30 weight %, Al: 20 to 30 weight %, Ca: 10 to 20 weight %, and Zn: 10 to 20 weight % are prepared, melted, and rapidly cooled to produce glass frits. The glass frits are granulated and mixed with gahnite filler and titania filler which are inorganic filler powders. Subsequently, a binder is thrown into the powders to produce a composition of dielectric ceramic, and then is formed, followed by sintering. The mixed powders may contain at least one kind of alkali metal of Li, K and Na.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Kodera, Kazuyuki Fujii, Makoto Baba, Hidetoshi Mizutani, Manabu Sato
  • Patent number: 6844279
    Abstract: A high-refractivity low-dispersion optical glass that gives press-molding preforms excellent in high-temperature shapability and suitable for precision press-molding, including an optical glass comprising B2O3, La2O3, Gd2O3 and ZnO as essential components, substantially containing none of lead and fluorine, having a refractive index (nd) of 1.72 to 1.83, an Abbe's number (?d) of 45 to 55 and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 630° C. or lower and having a viscosity of at least 0.6 Pa·s at its liquidus temperature, and an optical glass comprising, by mol %, 45 to 65% of B2O3, 5 to 22% of La2O3, 1 to 20% of Gd2O3, provided that the total content of La2O3 and Gd2O3 is 14 to 30%, 5 to 30% of ZnO, 0 to 10% of SiO2, 0 to 6.5% of ZrO2 and 0 to 1% of Sb2O3, substantially containing none of lead and fluorine, and having a refractive index (nd) of 1.72 to 1.83 and an Abbe's number (?d) of 45 to 55.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Hayashi, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Zou Xuelu
  • Patent number: 6841495
    Abstract: A glass containing no lead and comprising, calculated as oxides: 40-60 wt. % ZnO, 15-35 wt. % B2O3, 1-16 wt. % SiO2, 1-10 wt. % Al2O3, 2-15 wt. % MnO2, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O in their total of 0.5-10 wt. %, and a glass with the above-described components where a total of at least one selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O is 0-5 wt. %, and at least one selected from the group consisting of MgO, CaO, TiO2, Cr2O3, ZrO2, Ta2O5, SnO2, and Fe2O3 is further included in their total of 0.1-5 wt. %. A conductive paste using such a glass as an inorganic binder has a superior binder removal ability and a good sinterability and can form dense conductors with excellent characteristics with respect to resistance to plating solutions, adhesive strength, resistance to thermal shocks, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Shoei Chemical Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tanaka, Nobuko Morinaga, Yuko Koyama, Yoshiko Morinaga, Mikio Yamazoe, Megumi Kawahara, Kenji Morinaga
  • Publication number: 20040235638
    Abstract: An optical glass having a refractive index (nd) and an Abbe number (vd) which are within an area surrounded by the straight lines which are drawn by connecting point A (nd=1.835, vd=46.5), point B (nd=1.90, vd=40.0), point C, (nd=1.90, vd=35.0) and point D (nd=1.835, vd=38.0) in a sequence of A, B, C, D and A as border lines in x-y coordinates shown in FIG. 1, in which X-axis is the Abbe number (vd) and Y-axis is the refractive index (nd), the area including the border line. The optical glass has low glass transition temperature (Tg), and suitable for precision mold pressing. The optical glass which has the refractive index (nd) and Abbe number (vd) within the above-described area, where the area includes the border lines, has the composition of SiO2—B2O3—La2O3—Gd2O3—Li2O—F system, the transition temperature (Tg) of 550 to 650° C., and is free from lead, cadmium, thorium, Y2O3, P2O5 and TeO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA OHARA
    Inventors: Susumu Uehara, Koji Shimizu, Shinya Mashiko
  • Patent number: 6818578
    Abstract: An optical glass having high-refractivity and low-dispersion optical properties and having a low glass transition point so that a heat-treating furnace can be operated for a long period of time. The optical glass has a refractive index nd of at least 1.875, an Abbe's number &ngr;d of at least 39.5 and a glass transition point Tg of 700° C. or lower, and contains at least one of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3 or Yb2O3 and at least one of ZrO2, Ta2O5 or Nb2O5, with a weight ratio of the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3, Y2O3 and Yb2O3 to the total content of SiO2 and B2O3 of from 3.2 to 5 and the weight ratio of the total content of ZrO2, Ta2O5 and Nb2O5 to the total content of SiO2 and B2O3 is from 1.1 to 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Tachiwama
  • Patent number: 6806217
    Abstract: A mold lens glass including B2O3, SiO2, La2O3, ZnO, BaO, and CaO, wherein the components in the composition are present in a weight ratio: of B2O3 (25% to 35% by weight), SiO2 (1% to 7% by weight), wherein the total amount of B2O3 and SiO2 is 30% to 40% by weight. La2O3 is present in an amount of 12% to 20% by weight, and the total amount of ZnO, BaO and CaO is 40% to 55% by weight. By using the mold lens glass of the present invention, it is possible to obtain a mold lens glass having a high refractive index, excellent water resistance, and a stable glassy state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Furukawa, Masahiro Hiraka, Shigeki Yamada, Yoshiki Higashiyama
  • Publication number: 20040186003
    Abstract: There is provided an optical glass suitable for precision mold pressing having optical constants of a refractive index (nd) within a range from 1.75 to 1.85 and an Abbe number (&ngr;d) within a range from 35 to 45, comprising, said optical glass being free of Yb2O3, Y2O3 and TeO2, in mass % on the basis of the oxides: 1 SiO2 + B2O3 16.5-less than 30% in which SiO2  1-7.5% B2O3 15.5-25% La2O3   25-40% ZrO2  1.5-10% Nb2O5   1-15% Ta2O5   1-10% WO3   1-10% ZnO 15.5-30% Li2O  0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Patent number: 6787239
    Abstract: A material usable for the electrodes and the dielectric layer plasma display panels and capable of reducing the occurrence of yellowing and a high-image-quality plasma display panel using the material are provided. Using glass powder containing 25 to 50 wt % of Bi2O3, 5 to 35 wt % of B2O3, 10 to 20 wt % of ZnO, 5 to 20 wt % of BaO, 0 to 15 wt % of SiO2 and 0 to 10 wt % of Al2O3, the electrodes and the dielectric layer of a plasma display panel are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Fujii, Tatsuo Mifune
  • Patent number: 6778355
    Abstract: In order to provide a practically lead-free glass composition having a low softening point and an excellent water resistance for use in various parts of electronic equipment and a magnetic head using the same, a glass composition is provided, which contains 0.5 to 14 wt % of SiO2, 3 to 15 wt % of B2O3, 4 to 22 wt % of ZnO, 55 to 90 wt % of Bi2O3, 0 to 4 wt % of Al2O3, 0 to 5 wt % of at least one selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O, and 0 to 15 wt % of at least one selected from the group consisting of MgO, CaO, SrO and BaO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Hasegawa, Mikie Kanai, Hideo Torii, Tetsuya Kamimoto
  • Patent number: 6773635
    Abstract: Materials, both glass and glass-ceramic, that exhibit UV-induced changes in light transmission and electrical conductivity behavior. The materials consist essentially, in mole %, of 20-40% SiO2, 10-20% AlO1.5, 35-55% SiO2+AlO1.5, at least 30% CdF2, 0-20% PbF2, and/or ZnF2, 0-15% rare earth metal fluoride, and 45-65% total metal fluorides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas F. Borrelli, Lauren K. Cornelius, Dennis W. Smith, Paul A. Tick
  • Patent number: 6764746
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a low temperature fired porcelain having an optimum firing temperature not higher than 1000° C. a reduced dielectric constant ∈ r, an improved quality coefficient and a low incidence of cracks. The invention provides a low temperature-fired porcelain comprising a barium component in a calculated amount of 10 to 64 weight percent when calculated as BaO, a silicon component in a calculated amount of 20 to 80 weight percent when calculated as SiO2, an aluminum component in a calculated amount of 0.1 to 20 weight percent when calculated as Al2O3, a boron component in a calculated amount of 0.3 to 1.0 weight percent when calculated as B2O3 a zinc component in a calculated amount of 0.5 to 20 weight percent when calculated as ZnO, and a bismuth component in a calculated amount of not higher than 20 weight percent when calculated as Bi2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Soshin Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Oobuchi, Yoshiaki Naruo, Yoshinori Ide
  • Publication number: 20040138045
    Abstract: In a dielectric material for a plasma display panel including 80-100 mass % glass powder and 0-20 mass % ceramic powder, the glass powder consists essentially of, in mass percent, 3-25% BaO, 25-60% ZnO, 15-35% B2O3, 3-30% SiO2, 0.2-6% Li2O, and 0-1.5% Al2O3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Syunsuke Komatsudani, Hiroyuki Ohshita, Masahiko Ohji, Kazuo Hadano
  • Publication number: 20040127343
    Abstract: An optical glass having a refractive index (nd) of 1.57 to 1.67, an Abbe's number (&ngr;d) of 55 to 65 and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 560° C. or lower and having a low-temperature softening property and excellent climate resistance or a haze value of 3% or less, or an optical glass comprising, by mol %, 22 to 40% of B2O3, 12 to 40% of SiO2, 2 to 20% of Li2O, 5 to 15% of CaO, 2 to 14% of ZnO, 0.5 to 4% of La2O3, 0 to 3% of Gd2O3, 0 to 3% of Y2O3, the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3 and Y2O3 being at least 1%, 0 to 5% of Al2O3, 0 to 3% of ZrO2 and 0 to 5% of BaO, the total content of the above components being more than 96%, and having a refractive index (nd) of 1.57 to 1.67 and an Abbe's number (&ngr;d) of 55 to 65.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiko Kasuga, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 6753278
    Abstract: The optical glass has an index of refraction (nd) greater than or equal to 1.70, an Abbé number (&ngr;d) greater than or equal to 35 and a density (&rgr;) 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: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Schott Glas
    Inventors: Silke Wolff, Ute Woelfel, Ulrich Siepe
  • Patent number: 6753281
    Abstract: An optical glass has optical constants which are an refractive index (nd) of 1.70-1.75 and an Abbe number (&ngr;d) of 45.0-54.0; a glass transformation temperature (Tg) of 500-580° C. The glass has the following composition in mass percent of: SiO2 more than 5 to 15%; B2O3 20 to less than 30%; a total amount of SiO2+B2O3 more than 25 to 40%; La2O3 more than 21 to less than 30%; Y2O3 more than 5 to 15%; Gd2O3 0 to less than 10%; ZrO2 1-8%; Nb2O5 0.1-5%; Ta2O5 more than 5 to 12%; a total amount of ZrO2+Nb2O5+Ta2O5 7-20%; ZnO 0-10%; CaO 0-10%; SrO 0-5%; BaO 0-10%; a total amount of ZnO+CaO+SrO+BaO 5-15%; Li2O 1-8%; Sb2O3 0-1%; and As2O3 0-1%. Devitrification is not generated when the optical glass is kept at a temperature of 920° C. for two hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ohara
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Publication number: 20040116272
    Abstract: An optical glass has optical constants which are an refractive index (nd) of 1.70-1.75 and an Abbe number (vd) of 45.0-54.0; a glass transformation temperature (Tg) of 500-580° C. The glass has the following composition in mass percent of: SiO2 more than 5-15%; B2O3 20-less than 30%; a total amount of SiO2+B2O3 more than 25-40%; La2O3 more than 21-less than 30%; Y2O3 more than 5-15%; Gd2O3 0-less than 10%; ZrO2 1-8%; Nb2O5 0.1-5%; Ta2O5 more than 5-12%; a total amount of ZrO2+Nb2O5+Ta2O5 7-20%; ZnO 0-10%; CaO 0-10%; SrO 0-5%; BaO 0-10%; a total amount of ZnO+CaO+SrO+BaO 5-15%; Li2O 1-8%; Sb2O3 0-1%; and As2O3 0-1%. The glass is substantially free of Yb2O3 and Al2O3. Devitrification is not generated when the optical glass is kept at a temperature of 920° C. for two hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA OHARA
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Patent number: 6724139
    Abstract: A cathode ray tube has a cathode and plural grid electrodes fixed by insulating support rods. The cathode is supported within an eyelet disposed within and bonded to a cup-shaped support by a crystallized glass. The cup-shaped support is fixed by the insulating support rods. The crystallized glass is formed by firing a glass composition composed chiefly of zinc oxide, boron oxide, silicon oxide, and magnesium oxide. The crystallized glass exhibits a ratio in intensity of a diffraction peak A to a diffraction peak B in a range from 0.25 to 0.80 in an X-ray diffraction analysis using X-rays of 0.154 nm in wavelength, where the diffraction peak A is in the vicinity of 2&thgr;=25.5°, the diffraction peak B is in the vicinity of 2&thgr;=26.5°, 2&thgr;is an angle which a diffracted X-ray beam from a specimen surface makes with an incident X-ray beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sachio Koizumi
  • Patent number: 6713419
    Abstract: An optical glass for precision press molding that has desired optical constants, a low glass transformation point (Tg), and a devitrification temperature that is lower than a temperature of a glass melt, at which a viscosity suitable for forming of a preform material is obtained, is provided. The optical glass for precision press molding has a lanthanum borosilicate system glass having optical constants of refractive index (nd) within a range from 1.65 to 1.73 and Abbe number (&ngr;d) within a range from 50 to 60, a Tg within a range of 480-580° C. The optical glass for precision press molding has a devitrification temperature that is lower than a temperature of the glass melt when the glass melt has a viscosity &eegr; (poise) of log &eegr;=2.5. The optical glass for precision press molding has a specific composition range of SiO2—B2O3—La2O3—Y2O3—Ta2O5—CaO—Li2O system composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ohara
    Inventors: Masahiro Onozawa, Takehiro Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 6703333
    Abstract: There is provided an optical glass suitable for mold pressing having optical constants of a refractive index (nd) within a range from 1.60 to 1.69 and Abbe number (&ngr;d) within a range from 35 to 45, having a glass transition point (Tg) within a range from 400° C. to 500° C., being free from devitrification when the optical glass is held at a temperature which is higher by 100° C. than the glass transition point (Tg) for 30 minutes, and comprising in mass % on oxide basis: SiO2 20-less than 40% B2O3  5-20% Al2O3  0-5% ZrO2 more than 3%-15% Nb2O5 10-30% MgO + CaO  0-less than 5% in which MgO  0-less than 5% CaO  0-less than 5% SrO  0-10% BaO  0-10% ZnO  0-18% Li2O  1-15% Na2O  1-10% K2O  1-10% Sb2O3  0-1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ohara
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Patent number: 6667259
    Abstract: An optical colored glass with a composition (in percent by weight based on oxide) of SiO2 30-75; K2O 5-35; TiO2 0-5; B2O3>4-17; ZnO 5-37; F 0.01-10 MIMIIIY2II 0.1-3, whereby MI=Cu+, Ag+, MIII=In3+, Ga3+, Al3+, YII=S2−, Se2−, Te2−, as well as the use of this glass as a long-pass cutoff filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Schott Glas
    Inventors: Rolf Clasen, Monika Gierke, Jochen Freund, Simone Ritter, Uwe Kolberg
  • Publication number: 20030216240
    Abstract: The invention is to offer such a dielectric ceramic enabling to simultaneously sinter with the low resistant conductor of Ag based metals and Cu based metals, having the excellent mechanical strength and exhibiting the excellent dielectric characteristics in the GHz zone. Mixed powders of Si: 20 to 30 weight %, B: 5 to 30 weight %, Al: 20 to 30 weight %, Ca: 10 to 20 weight %, and Zn: 10 to 20 weight % are prepared, melted, and rapidly cooled to produce glass frits. The glass frits are granulated and mixed with gahnite filler and titania filler which are inorganic filler powders. Subsequently, a binder is thrown into the powders to produce a composition of dielectric ceramic, and then is formed, followed by sintering. The mixed powders may contain at least one kind of alkali metal of Li, K and Na.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Kodera, Kazuyuki Fujii, Makoto Baba, Hidetoshi Mizutani, Manabu Sato
  • Publication number: 20030211929
    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 &ngr;d which satisfy all of the following relational expressions, 1.80<nd≦1.90, 35<&ngr;d≦50, and nd≧2.025−(0.005×&ngr;d) or (2) having an nd of greater than 1.85 and a &ngr;d of greater than 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Kazutaka Hayashi, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 6645894
    Abstract: An optical glass that substantially does not contain any Ta2O5 and has high-refractivity low-dispersion optical properties and various optical parts made of such optical glass are provided stably at a low cost, and an optical part made thereof is provided, the optical glass having a glass composition comprising, by weight %, 0 to 7% of SiO2, 18 to 30% of B2O3, provided that the total content of SiO2 and B2O3 is 23 to 35%, 2 to 10% of ZnO, 30 to 50% of La2O3, 0 to 20% of Gd2O3, 0 to 20% of Y2O3, provided that the total content of La2O3, Gd2O3 and Y2O3 is 45 to 60%, 3 to 8% of ZrO2 and 3 to 12% of Nb2O5, the total content of these components being at least 95% by weight, the optical glass having a refractive index [nd] and an Abbe's number [&ngr;d] which satisfy specified relational expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Michio Endo
  • Patent number: 6589894
    Abstract: In a composition for use in formation of barrier ribs in a plasma display panel, comprising glass powder, the glass powder is powder of PbO free and alkali metal oxide free glass which consists essentially of, by molecular percent, 5-40% BaO, 20-55% ZnO, 15-50% B2O3, 0-25% SiO2. The glass has a softening point of 630° C. or less. Ceramics powder is mixed with the glass powder. The composition can also be provided in a form of paste, alternatively in a form of a green sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Mito, Hiroyuki Oshita, Masahiko Ouji, Kazuo Hadano
  • Publication number: 20030119653
    Abstract: A glass containing no lead and comprising, calculated as oxides: 40-60 wt. % ZnO, 15-35 wt. % B2O3, 1-16 wt. % SiO2, 1-10 wt. % Al2O3, 2-15 wt. % MnO2, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O in their total of 0.5-10 wt. %, and a glass with the above-described components where a total of at least one selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O is 0-5 wt. %, and at least one selected from the group consisting of MgO, CaO, TiO2, Cr2O3, ZrO2, Ta2O5, SnO2, and Fe2O3 is further included in their total of 0.1-5 wt. %. A conductive paste using such a glass as an inorganic binder has a superior binder removal ability and a good sinterability and can form dense conductors with excellent characteristics with respect to resistance to plating solutions, adhesive strength, resistance to thermal shocks, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tanaka, Kenji Morinaga, Nobuko Morinaga, Yuko Koyama, Yoshiko Morinaga, Mikio Yamazoe, Megumi Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20030100433
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass that has high-refractivity and high-dispersion properties and can give preforms for press-molding, which are excellent in shapability at high temperatures and suitable for precision press-molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Kazutaka Hayashi, Xuelu Zou
  • Patent number: 6566289
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition for use in forming a white porcelain enamel coating on aluminized or galvanized steel. The composition according to the present invention includes a solids portion including a glass component and a white pigment. The glass component includes one or more glass frits including by weight from about 30% to 50% P2O5, from about 15% to about 30% Al2O3, from about 8% to about 40% X2O where X=Na and/or K, up to about 30% TiO2, up to about 12% B2O3, up to about 10% K2O, up to about 10% ZnO, up to about 8% SiO2, up to about 7% La2O3, up to about 5% Li2O, and up to about 15% F. The white pigment include TiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Ferro France - S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Alain Aronica, Emmanuel Marinho, David Coutouly, Luc Allemeersch, Christophe Reb
  • Publication number: 20030078154
    Abstract: The lead-free glass tubing of the SiO2—B2O3—R2O—BaO—ZnO—TiO2 system has a composition, in percent by weight on an oxide basis, consisting essentially of: SiO2, 34 to 52; B2O3, 10 to 25; Al2O3, 0 to 25; Li2O, 2 to 6; Na2O, 4 to 10; K2O, 2 to 6; CaO, 0 to 4; BaO, 1 to 5; ZnO, 4 to 12; TiO2, 2 to 6, and at least one refining agent in an effective amount for refining. An encapsulated diode consisting of a diode encapsulated with this lead-free glass tubing is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Peter Brix, Helmar Vetter, Oliver Fritz
  • Publication number: 20030013595
    Abstract: There is provided an optical glass suitable for mold pressing having optical constants of a refractive index (nd) within a range from 1.60 to 1.69 and Abbe number (&ngr;d) within a range from 35 to 45, having a glass transition point (Tg) within a range from 400° C. to 500° C., being free from devitrification when the optical glass is held at a temperature which is higher by 100° C. than the glass transition point (Tg) for 30 minutes, and comprising in mass % on oxide basis: 1 SiO2 20 - less than 40% B2O3  5-20% Al2O3  0-5% ZrO2 more than 3%-15% Nb2O5 10-30% MgO + CaO  0 - less than 5% in which MgO  0 - less than 5% CaO  0 - less than 5% SrO  0-10% BaO  0-10% ZnO  0-18% Li2O  1-15% Na2O  1-10% K2O  1-10% Sb2O3  0-1%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Susumu Uehara
  • Patent number: 6492289
    Abstract: A lead-free glaze that can be fired at a low temperature, a spark plug for which it is used, and a spark plug production method are provided. The lead-free glaze is for coating onto ceramic materials. This lead-free glaze contains 16-49 wt % of SiO2, 15-35 wt % of B2O3, 0-10 wt % of Al2O3 and 0-10 wt % of ZnO. A spark plug is provided that comprises coating the lead-free glaze onto the surface of an insulator and firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Suzuki, Toshiya Nakamura, Yoshiki Morita
  • Publication number: 20020119884
    Abstract: Glass frit compositions, calculated in mole percent on an oxide basis, consisting essentially of 24.5 to 29.0% P2O5; 1.0 to 5.0% B2O3; 1.0 to 2.0% Al2O3; and sufficient amounts of SnO and ZnO (51.5 to 66.5% SnO, and 5.0-12.0% ZnO), wherein the molar ratio of SnO:ZnO is in the range of about 5.0:1 to 12: 1, and 0.0 to 2.0% SiO2. The glass compositions exhibit, under NMR spectroscopic analysis of 11B nuclei, a signal containing at least two peaks at a chemical shift in the range of approximately −18 to −25 ppm. The frit compositions exhibit long term stability, durability, and resistance to attack against moisture in high temperature and humidity conditions and are capable of attaching optical fiber Bragg gratings without the use of a hermetic chamber and the like. An optoelectronic device that employs a sealing material that comprises a frit made from the glass compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Carol L. Buhrmaster, Robert Morena, Kamjula P. Reddy, Randall E. Youngman
  • Patent number: 6417123
    Abstract: A dielectric composition for use in formation of a light transparent dielectric layer in a plasma display panel, which comprises glass powder of 90-100 weight % and ceramics powder of 0-10 weight %. The glass powder is powder of glass which consists essentially of, by weight percent, 15-45% BaO, 20-45% ZnO, 15-35% B2O3, 3-15% SiO2, and 0-24.5% PbO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norikazu Fukushima, Hiroyuki Oshita, Takayuki Mito, Masahiko Ouji, Kazuo Hadano
  • Patent number: 6413894
    Abstract: When a glass melt of an optical glass having a refractive index (nd) of at least 1.7 and an Abbe number (&ngr;d) of 28 to 41 is flowed down from a flow pipe made of Pt or a Pt alloy to form glass gobs continuously, there is caused a problem that the glass gobs have striae or that the weight variability among the glass gobs is large, and the problem can be overcome by the use of an optical glass comprising silicon oxide and boron oxide, the ratio of a content of the silicon oxide to a content of the boron oxide being greater than 0.78, the optical glass having a contact angle of at least 40° to Pt or a Pt alloy at a predetermined temperature equivalent to, or higher than, its liquidus temperature or in a predetermined temperature range whose lower limit is equivalent to, or higher than, the liquidus temperature and having a sag temperature Ts of 580° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Kouichi Sato
  • Patent number: 6399230
    Abstract: Resistors can be screen printed onto a green tape stack from a resistor ink comprising ruthenium oxide and a sufficient amount of a low melting temperature glass so that the resultant mixture fires at a temperature of 850-900° C. A conductive layer, as of silver, terminates the screen printed resistor layer and one or two green tapes are applied over the resistor layer to embed the resistors during firing. A final conductive layer is applied after firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignees: Sarnoff Corporation, Sharp Corporation
    Inventors: Ellen Schwartz Tormey, Ashok Narayan Prabhu, Ponnusamy Palinasamy
  • Patent number: 6380112
    Abstract: The invention relates to lead-free optical glasses having a refractive index nd of from 1.52 to 1.58, an Abbe number vd of from 50 to 57 and a negative partial dispersion &Dgr;Pg,F of <−0.0090, having a composition (in % by weight, based on oxide) of SiO2>15-25; B2O3 45-55; Al2O3 8-13; CaO 2-8; ZnO 0-5; with CaO+ZnO 2-10; Li2O 0-4; Na2O 0-4; K2O 0-4; with Li2O+Na2O+K2O 3-8; La2O3 0-14; Nb2O5 0-4.8; Ta2O5>10-17; with Ta2O5+Nb2O5>10-17; SnO2 0-2; ZrO2 0-7; with Ta2O5+ZrO2>10-<18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Schott Glas
    Inventors: Uwe Kolberg, Ute Wölfel, Magdalena Winkler-Trudewig, Nicole Surges
  • Patent number: 6376402
    Abstract: The glass or glass-ceramic has the following composition (in % by weight based on oxide content): SiO2, 25 to 50; B2O3, >5 to 16; Al2O3, 10 to 17; P2O5, 0 to 8; Li2O,5 to 15; Na2O, 0 to 10; K2O, 0 to 10; MgO, 10 to 30; CaO, 0 to 10; SrO, 0 to 8; ZnO, 0 to 8; TiO2, 0.1 to 10; ZrO2, 0 to 8; and at least one refining agent, in an amount as needed according to its purpose. The sum total amount of divalent metal oxides (RO) present is less or equal to than 45% by weight based on oxide content and the sum total amount of alkali metal oxides (R2O) present is less than or equal to 30% by weight based on oxide content. The glass or glass-ceramic material generally has elasticity modulus values (E)>90×103 N/mm2 and <125×103 N/mm2, specific elasticity modulus values (E/&rgr;)>30×105 N cm/g and <45×105 N cm/g and thermal expansion coefficient values (&agr;20/300)>7.0×10−6/K and <11.0×10−6/K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Schott Glas
    Inventors: Wolfgang Pannhorst, Ute Woelfel, Silke Wolff
  • Patent number: 6372155
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an oxide glass capable of exhibiting a long lasting afterglow and photostimulated phosphorescence, whereby energy can be accumulated by radiation excitation, for example, by &ggr;-rays, X-rays, UV-rays, etc. and light emission can be continued for a long time even after stopping the excitation. That is, the present invention relates to an oxide glass capable of exhibiting a long lasting afterglow and photostimulated luminescence, characterized by a constitutional composition comprising, at least, terbium oxide (Tb2O3) or manganese oxide (MnO), gallium oxide (Ga2O3) or aluminum oxide (Al2O3), alkali metal oxide or alkaline earth metal oxide and boron oxide (B2O3) or silicon oxide (SiO2) or zinc oxide (ZnO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Sumita Optical Glass, Inc.
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamazaki, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Naruhito Sawanobori, Shinobu Nagahama
  • Patent number: 6362119
    Abstract: A barium borosilicate glass which consists essentially of, as represented by mass% based on the following oxides: B2O3 5 to 35%, SiO2 0.5 to 30%, BaO 25 to 75%, Al2O3 0.5 to 13%, SnO2 0 to 2%, CeO2 0 to 2%, MgO + CaO + SrO 0 to 10%, ZnO 0 to 20%, TiO2 0 to 5%, ZrO2 0 to 5%, Li2O 0 to 5%, Na2O 0 to 5%, and K2O 0 to 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Jiro Chiba
  • Patent number: 6346493
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and improved lead-free and cadmium-free glass enamel composition that displays good flow at traditional glass enamel firing temperatures and upon firing produces an enamel finish that displays no cracking, good chemical resistance, good weatherability, and improved color values. The glass enamel composition of the present invention includes a glass component, an oxidizer, a pigment system, and optional vehicles and fillers. The presence of the oxidizer in the composition, which can be included as part of the glass component, as a separately added material, or both, improves the color values of the fired enamel as compared to enamels formed using similar glass enamel compositions having no oxidizer present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Galina Kniajer, Jeffrey David Cosby, Ivan H. Joyce, Srinivasan Sridharan, John J. Maloney