With Coating Patents (Class 65/60.1)
  • Patent number: 9908306
    Abstract: An infrared shielding sheet includes a laminated film formed by alternately laminating a high refractive index resin layer containing fine particles and a low refractive index resin layer containing fine particles. At least one of the low refractive index resin layers has a value of 0.1 or more that is obtained by subtracting a refractive index at an arbitrary wavelength from 780 to 2500 nm from a refractive index at a wavelength of 550 nm. The low refractive index resin layer has a refractive index lower than a refractive index of the high refractive index resin layer at any wavelength in a range from 550 nm to the arbitrary wavelength inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku KabushikiKaisha
    Inventors: Yukihiro Hara, Michiharu Arifuku, Shoko Saito, Myeongjin Kang, Noriko Kiyoyanagi
  • Patent number: 9163579
    Abstract: A piston and method of construction are provided. The piston includes a piston body having an upper combustion surface configured for direct exposure to combustion gases within a cylinder bore with an undercrown surface located beneath the upper combustion surface. The piston body also includes a ring belt region configured for receipt of at least one piston ring adjacent the upper combustion surface with a cooling gallery configured radially inwardly and in substantial radial alignment with the ring belt region. The piston further includes a non-stick material contained in or bonded to at least one of the undercrown surface and at least a portion of the cooling gallery, wherein the non-stick material inhibits the build-up of carbon deposits thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Aharonov, Eduardo Matsuo
  • Patent number: 9096929
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving coating of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Maltby
  • Patent number: 9069130
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus can be provided which includes at least one biological medium that causes gain. According to another exemplary embodiment, an arrangement can be provided which is configured to be provided in an anatomical structure. This exemplary arrangement can include at least one emitter having a cross-sectional area of at most 10 microns within the anatomical structure, and which is configured to generate at least one laser radiation. In a further exemplary embodiment, an apparatus can be provided which can include at least one medium which is configured to cause gain; and at least one optical biological resonator which is configured to provide an optical feedback to the medium. In still another exemplary embodiment, a process can be whereas, a solution of an optical medium can be applied to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Seok-Hyun Yun, Malte C. Gather
  • Patent number: 9016092
    Abstract: A glass for a magnetic recording medium substrate permitting the realization of a magnetic recording medium substrate affording good chemical durability and having an extremely flat surface, a magnetic recording medium substrate comprised of this glass, a magnetic recording medium equipped with this substrate, and methods of manufacturing the same. The glass is an oxide glass not including As or F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hachitani, Kinobu Osakabe
  • Publication number: 20150108078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating line and a method for applying a protective coating to hollow glass containers integrated in glass container manufacturing process. In particular it relates to a coating line and method for applying a cold end coating to hollow glass containers. More particularly the present invention relates to a coating line comprising horizontal spray guns for applying a cold end coating to hollow glass containers in a single line and such a method for applying a cold end coating to hollow glass containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Leendert Cornelis Hoekman, Carmela Maria Concetta Starrantino, Johannes Theodorus Maria Wagemakers, Oliver Meurer
  • Publication number: 20150083200
    Abstract: A glass substrate may be processed at high temperatures without substantially losing its thermal-strengthening characteristics or deforming. In some examples, the glass substrate exhibits an increased annealing point and/or softening point as compared to standard glass substrates. In some examples, the glass substrate includes a relatively high amount of CaO and/or MgO, and/or a relatively low amount of Na2O, as compared to traditional soda-lime-silica-based glass. Depending on the composition, the glass substrate may be useful, for example, to fabricate a glass-based solar cell that mates two substantially flat glass substrates together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Brad HICKMAN, Patrick D. WATSON, Kelly J. BUSCH
  • Publication number: 20150075221
    Abstract: A method for cutting a strengthened glass sheet according to a first embodiment of the present invention includes: a step of collecting and scanning laser light in an intermediate layer, thereby forming a first reformed region along a first cutting-scheduled line; and a step of applying an external force to propagate a crack from the first reformed region as a start point in a thickness direction of the strengthened glass sheet, thereby dividing the strengthened glass sheet. In the step of forming the first reformed region, a width d1 (mm) of the first reformed region in the thickness direction is set to d1<2×103×Kc2/{?×(CT)2} based on a fracture toughness Kc (MPa·?m) of the strengthened glass sheet and the tensile stress CT (MPa) remaining in the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Daisuke KAWAGUCHI, Ikuo NAGASAWA
  • Publication number: 20150059409
    Abstract: A facility for manufacturing a hollow glass article, including: a finishing mold intended to receive a blank of the hollow glass article and defining a cavity for forming the hollow glass article, at least one gas source, and a blowing head connected to the gas source and adapted for achieving at least one injection of the gas into the inside of the blank contained in the cavity. The facility further includes: at least one reservoir of coloring powder, and a system for injecting the coloring powder into the inside of the blank while the blank is located in the finishing mold and into the inside of the hollow glass article while the hollow glass article is located in the finishing mold, so that the injection of the coloring powder takes place before, during, after, before and during, during and after, or before, during and after the gas injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Ravel, Fabrice Mallard, Philippe Maloigne
  • Publication number: 20140352355
    Abstract: A method of coating a surface of a glass ribbon during a drawing process using atmospheric vapor deposition is provided. The method includes forming a glass ribbon in a viscoelastic state, desirably with a fusion draw. The glass ribbon is drawn in the viscoelastic state. The glass ribbon is cooled in the viscoelastic state into an elastic state. The glass ribbon is directed into an open end of a reactor. The reactor includes multiple channels. A first channel directs a first reactant gas, a second channel directs a second reactant gas and one or more third channels draw excess reactant, or purge it with inert gas flow, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Addison Boudreau, Darwin Gene Enicks, Charles Andrew Paulson, Gary Richard Trott
  • Publication number: 20140340730
    Abstract: Methods for cutting strengthened glass are disclosed. The methods can include using a laser. The strengthened glass can include chemically strengthened, heat strengthened, and heat tempered glass. Strengthened glass with edges showing indicia of a laser cutting process are also disclosed. The strengthened glass can include an electrochromic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Howard S. BERGH, Nicolas TIMMERMAN
  • Publication number: 20140325883
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to picture frames with glass mats that have patterns painted and/or screen printed thereon, and/or methods of making the same. The patterns may include large blocks of one or more solid colors, textures, images, logos, licensed images/designs, arbitrary designs, and/or the like, in different example instances. The painted glass matting materials of certain example embodiments have been found to provide unique, aesthetically appealing framing-related products that enhance the quality of the original art in desirable ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: C. Brett JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8865265
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for coating glass by means of a method using at least one or more liquid raw materials which react essentially on at least a portion of the glass substrate forming a coating on it. At least part of the liquid raw materials is atomized to droplets with one or more two-fluid atomizer and at least a fraction of the gas used in the one or more two-fluid atomizers is electrically charged such that at least a fraction of the droplets become electrically charged during or after the atomization. According to the invention the droplets are formed into a separately created electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Beneq Oy
    Inventors: Markku Rajala, Jorma Keskinen
  • Publication number: 20140305165
    Abstract: A method includes: forming at least one layer of a film formed of an inorganic material, that contains H atoms in a concentration of 1.0×1015 to 1.0×1019 atom/mm3, on at least a top surface of a glass substrate having a bottom surface to contact a molten metal during forming and the top surface facing the bottom surface, thereby reducing a warpage of the glass substrate caused by a chemical strengthening process performed after forming the at least one layer on the top surface of the glass substrate. The glass substrate is formed by a float process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki OKAHATA, Koji NAKAGAWA
  • Patent number: 8850850
    Abstract: To produce a meniscus lens from synthetic quartz glass for use in a microlithography apparatus, which lens has a first optical surface (7) and a second optical surface (8) with the same direction of curvature as the first optical surface (7), SiO2 particles are formed by oxidation or flame hydrolysis of a silicon-containing starting compound and deposited layer by layer on a substrate to form a cylindrical SiO2 blank which contains layers with a surface normal extending in the direction of growth. To allow such layers, which have however the least possible adverse effect on optical or mechanical properties, it is proposed according to the invention that the blank is plastically worked in a hot forming process under the effect of a deforming force to form a preform (6), which has at least the first curved surface (7) and in which the layers are curved in the direction of curvature, and that the meniscus lens is obtained from the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Hengster
  • Publication number: 20140283980
    Abstract: Methods of the present disclosure can facilitate creating a piece of furniture entirely made of glass. In some embodiments, the system includes a digital glass printer, a glass tempering machine, and an assembler. The digital glass printer may be configured to print a pattern on a first component of a plurality of components of the piece of furniture. The glass tempering machine may be configured to temper the first component. The assembler may be configured to assemble the components. At least one of the components may serve as a structural element of the piece of furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Juifeng Lee
  • Publication number: 20140272338
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a method of making a coated article and/or glazing (e.g., for automobile, window, and/or other applications). An opaque paint that is not technically a frit is used to form a desired opaque pattern. The paint is screen printed on a substrate. Screen printing parameters are selected, e.g., so that the mesh has a high threads per inch count; the paint is pushed through the screen using hydraulic forces that account for a sheer thinning property of the paint by balancing squeegee speed, squeegee angle relative to the screen, and hardness of the squeegee; and/or relative humidity above and/or near the screen is at least about 80%. Preferably, the paint is substantially fully curable at 400 degrees C. or less. The substrate with the pattern thereon may be bent using a high temperature process, optionally with another substrate to which it may be laminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert A. Vandal, Harold Jordan, Keith Aldrich
  • Patent number: 8834964
    Abstract: The process of the present invention significantly increases the durability of superhydrophobic surfaces, while retaining similar optical properties to those of the original surface. The process uses velocity and heat to take freshly formed nano- and ultrafine particles and can partially embed and chemically bond them to the substrate, creating a strongly bonded nano-to-submicron textured surface. This nanotextured surface can then be modified to have desirable surface properties; for example, it can be hydrophobic, oliophobic, or hydrophilic. The high points of the coating made with this process protect the remainder of the surface from abrasion, thus greatly increasing product life in many uses. In preferred embodiments, the process is used to coat transportation vehicle windshields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: nGIMAT, Co., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kitada, Todd Fitz, Andrew Tye Hunt, Yongdong Jiang, Jeanne Yadlyne Smalley, Marvis White
  • Patent number: 8806894
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a glass roll includes forming a glass film by a downdraw method, winding the glass film into a roll using a winding roller in a state in which front and back glass surfaces of the glass film formed in said forming operation are exposed, and during said winding operation, superposing the glass film on a separable protective sheet. The protective sheet extends beyond both sides in a width direction of the glass film. The method may further include winding the protective sheet on an outer peripheral surface of the glass film by winding only the protective sheet from a trailing end of the glass film in a winding direction of the glass film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tomamoto, Michiharu Eta, Hidetaka Oda, Tatsuya Takaya, Yasuo Yamazaki, Hiroshi Takimoto, Shinichi Ishibashi, Keiji Takagi, Daisuke Nagata, Takahide Nakamura, Toru Sakurabayashi, Katsutoshi Fujiwara, Mitsuharu Noda, Yasuhiko Ogiso, Takahide Fujii
  • Patent number: 8771530
    Abstract: A method for producing a polarizing element includes: forming particulate materials of a metal halide on a glass substrate; forming a protective film that covers the particulate materials in a non-plasma environment; stretching the particulate materials by heating and stretching the glass substrate; and forming acicular metal particles by reducing the metal halide constituting the stretched particulate materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitomo Kumai
  • Publication number: 20140154147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mat for mounting one or more pollution control elements in a pollution control device for the treatment of exhaust gases, said mat comprising heat-treated glass fibers containing Al2O3 in an amount of 10 to 30% by weight and SiO2 in an amount of 52 to 65% by weight based on the total weight of the glass fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ulrich E. Kunze, Lahoussaine Lalouch, Claus Middendorf, Harald H. Krieg
  • Publication number: 20140155675
    Abstract: The invention includes a radioactive waste containment system for containing a radioactive waste material. The radioactive waste containment system includes a radioactive waste containment system outermost exterior containment layer comprised of an exterior containment layer glass material having an exterior containment layer property. The radioactive waste containment system includes a radioactive waste containment system adjacent interior containment layer, the adjacent interior containment layer comprised of an adjacent interior containment layer glass material having an adjacent interior containment layer property, the radioactive waste containment system adjacent interior containment layer is fused with the radioactive waste containment system outermost exterior containment layer with the properties not equal wherein the fused adjacent interior containment layer and the radioactive waste containment system outermost exterior containment layer are in compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Murphy
  • Patent number: 8733130
    Abstract: A process for coating a ribbon of float glass is disclosed. It comprises the steps of forming a glass ribbon, depositing a first transparent conductive coating upon a major surface of the ribbon which does not extend to the edges of the ribbon while the ribbon is at an elevated temperature, cooling said coated ribbon under controlled conditions in an annealing lehr and cutting off the edges of the ribbon so as to produce a ribbon having a uniform coating extending across the full width of the cut ribbon which is characterized in that a second conductive coating is deposited upon the uncoated edges of the ribbon while that edge is at a temperature which is above the ambient temperature. The invention finds particular application in the production of coated glass products where the thickness of the glass ribbon is at least 8 mm and most particularly where the thickness of the glass is at least 10 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Sanderson, Gerhard Lingl, Hans-Eckhard Leitl, Franz Michael Josef Scharnagl, Douglas M Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140123707
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated film-coated glass substrate in which a laminated film is formed on a glass ribbon by a CVD method by means of a plurality of injectors disposed in the annealing furnace, wherein: the laminated film is formed at Tg+50° C. or lower; and in each of the injectors, if a quantity of heat exchanged between the injector and the glass ribbon is expressed by Q1 (kW), a quantity of heat exchanged between a heater paired with the injector and the glass ribbon is expressed by Q2 (kW), and an output of the glass is expressed by P (tons/day), then the relational expression |Q1|?P×0.116?|Q2|?|Q1| is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuniaki Hiromatsu, Masanobu Shirai, Junichi Miyashita, Tomohiro Yonemichi, Takeo Endo
  • Publication number: 20140123706
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated film-coated glass substrate in which a laminated film is formed on a glass ribbon by a CVD method by means of a plurality of injectors disposed in an annealing furnace and the glass ribbon is cut, wherein the laminated film is formed at Tg+50° C. or lower and at least two layers of the laminated film are formed in a temperature range of Tg+50° C. to Tg. In addition, a temperature drop K1 per unit length of the glass ribbon in a temperature range where all layers of the laminated film are formed is 0° C./m<K1<10° C./m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuniaki HIROMATSU, Masanobu SHIRAI, Junichi MIYASHITA, Tomohiro YONEMICHI, Takeo ENDO
  • Publication number: 20140127464
    Abstract: A method for producing a conversion element (10) for an optical and/or optoelectronic component (20), wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) applying phosphor (4; 4a) or a material (3a) which contains phosphor (4; 4a) to a surface (1A) of a transparent, phosphor-free, and homogeneous glass material (2a) and performance of a temperature treatment (TB1) at elevated temperature (T1) above the softening temperature (Tw) of the glass material (2a), wherein the glass material (2a) is softened enough that the phosphor (4; 4a) sinks into the glass material; (2a), and b) cooling the glass material (2a) including the sunken-in phosphor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Angela Eberhardt, Reinhold Schmidt, Harald Strixner
  • Patent number: 8715785
    Abstract: The invention relates to: 1) a process for the mass production of hollow glass articles which, when positioned beside one another with the same orientation in one and the same plane, are liable to come into mutual contact along a surface of revolution, characterized in that after they have left the annealing lehr, they are rotated through one turn at least along the axis of said surface of revolution, this surface then being coated, by a process without any solid contact, with an additional layer which reduces the coefficient of friction; 2) a hollow glass article as obtained by this process; and 3) a packaging assembly of such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Emballage
    Inventors: Eric Martin, Jean-Michel Munos, Frederic Mertz
  • Publication number: 20140116911
    Abstract: A method of coding containers including applying particles to the containers so that the particles bonds with the containers to form unique optically readable patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
  • Patent number: 8707734
    Abstract: A method of embedding material in a glass substrate is provided. The method includes providing a glass composition and a mold substrate having a patterned surface defining a recess therein. The mold substrate is formed from a material having a higher reflow temperature than the glass composition. A surface wettability of the patterned surface is increased relative to the glass composition. At least a portion of the glass composition is flowed into the recess defined by the patterned surface of the mold substrate, followed by solidifying the glass composition to form a solidified glass layer. Material is removed from the solidified glass layer until a portion of the underlying patterned surface of the mold substrate is exposed with at least a portion of the mold substrate embedded in the solidified glass layer to thereby form the glass substrate having the material embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Razi-ul Haque, Kensall Wise
  • Publication number: 20140069143
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to patterned glass that can be used as a cylindrical lens array in a concentrated photovoltaic application, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the lens arrays may be used in combination with strip solar cells and/or single-axis tracking systems. That is, in certain example embodiments, lenses in the lens array may be arranged so as to concentrate incident light onto respective strip solar cells, and the entire assembly may be connected to a single-axis tracking system that is programmed to follow the East-West movement of the sun. A low-iron glass may be used in connection with certain example embodiments. Such techniques may advantageously help to reduce cost per watt related, in part, to the potentially reduced amount of semiconductor material to be used for such example embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Alexey KRASNOV, Willem DEN BOER
  • Patent number: 8642120
    Abstract: A coating process for coating a surface of a glass substrate in normal air pressure, in which coating process at least one liquid starting material is atomized into droplets and the formed droplets are guided towards the surface to be coated. The formed droplets are vaporized substantially close to the surface to be coated before the droplets contact the surface to be coated by bringing to the coating process the thermal energy needed for vaporizing the droplets with the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Beneq Oy
    Inventors: Markku Rajala, Sami Kauppinen
  • Patent number: 8567215
    Abstract: A method for producing a polarizing element includes the steps of: forming an island-shaped film of a metal halide on a glass substrate; forming needle-shaped particles of the metal halide by stretching the glass substrate through heating to elongate the island-shaped film; and forming needle-shaped metal particles composed of a metal by reducing the metal halide of the needle-shaped particles, wherein the metal halide is deposited on the glass substrate by a reactive physical vapor deposition method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitomo Kumai
  • Patent number: 8555674
    Abstract: A quartz glass crucible for silicon single crystal pulling operation that by a simple arrangement, attains prevention of any collapse onto the inside at a superior edge of straight trunk part; and a process for manufacturing the same. The quartz glass crucible for silicon single crystal pulling operation having a straight trunk part and a bottom part, is characterized in that at least the straight trunk part is provided with a gradient of fictive temperature so that the fictive temperature on the outermost side thereof is 25° C. or more lower than the fictive temperature on the innermost side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG, Shin-Etsu Quartz Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Ohama
  • Patent number: 8549880
    Abstract: A method for producing a polarizing element includes the steps of: forming a coating film of a metal on a glass substrate; forming an island-shaped film composed of a metal halide on the glass substrate by partially removing the coating film and also halogenating the metal; forming needle-shaped particles of the metal halide by stretching the glass substrate through heating to elongate the island-shaped film; and forming needle-shaped metal particles composed of a metal by reducing the metal halide of the needle-shaped particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshitomo Kumai
  • Publication number: 20130258485
    Abstract: A method of making a glass lenticular array is provided. The method comprises: heating a sheet of glass, the sheet of glass comprising contact regions located thereupon in substantially parallel linear rows; and deforming the heated sheet of glass by contacting the contact regions with a forming body so as to form a plurality of cylindrical lenses in the heated sheet of glass, the plurality of cylindrical lenses arranged in substantially parallel rows with depressed regions between adjacent cylindrical lenses. The depressed regions are formed at the contact regions while apex regions of the cylindrical lenses are kept untouched during the step of deforming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Heather D. Boek, Robert A. Boudreau, Thierry L.A. Dannoux, Jacques Gollier, Mark O. Weller
  • Patent number: 8518613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an optical member base material for EUVL, comprising performing the following in this order to obtain an optical member base material for EUVL: a preliminary-polishing step of preliminarily polishing a film forming surface and a back surface of the film forming surface of a glass substrate; a measuring step of measuring a total thickness distribution and a flatness of the glass substrate; and a corrective-polishing step of locally polishing only the back surface of the glass substrate depending on the measurement result of the measuring step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakanishi, Yoshiaki Ikuta
  • Publication number: 20130183518
    Abstract: The energy saving glass comprises a substantially mutually parallel first surface and second surface, and the glass mass of the energy saving glass contains a solar radiation energy absorbing agent. The solar radiation energy absorbing agent is present in a layer of the glass mass which is close to the first surface, in which layer the concentration of the radiation energy absorbing agent substantially decreases when proceeding from the first surface deeper into the glass mass, such that the absorbing agent is present at the depth of at least 0.1 micrometres and not more than 100 micrometres as measured from the first surface of the glass. In the method, a layer of particulates is grown on the first surface of the glass, which particulates include at least one element or compound of the elements and diffuse and/or dissolve into the surface layer of the glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Beneq Oy
    Inventors: Markku Rajala, Joe Pimenoff, Daniel Decroupet
  • Publication number: 20130171425
    Abstract: A glass article includes a main body made from glass and at least one decorative member. The main body has a three-dimensional shape and has an outer surface which has at least one curved surface portion. The at least one curved surface portion defines at least one recess. The at least one decorative member are received in the corresponding at least one recess to form a desired symbol, logo, or pattern on the glass article. A method for making the glass article is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: REN-BO WANG, XIN-WU GUAN
  • Publication number: 20130133369
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for precision glass roll forming a supply of molten glass at a glass temperature of 1000° C. or higher with a pair of hot forming rolls having a surface temperature of about 500° C. or higher located vertically below the glass feed. The forming rolls thin the supplied stream of molten glass to produce a formed glass ribbon. A pair of cold sizing and texturing rolls maintained at a surface temperature of about 400° C. or lower or 300° C. or lower is located vertically below the forming rolls. The sizing and texturing rolls thin and texture the formed glass ribbon to produce a sized glass ribbon having a desired texture, thickness and thickness uniformity. The sized and textured glass ribbon may have a thickness of 1 mm or less that varies in thickness by no more than +/?0.025 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: William Edward Lock
  • Patent number: 8394515
    Abstract: There is provided a glass substrate which has the properties required in the use as a substrate for an information recording medium of the next generation such as a perpendicular magnetic recording system, and can be applied as a substrate for an information recording medium of the next generation particularly on the premise of using the glass substrate in a dynamic environment. More particularly, there is provided a glass substrate for an information recording medium which has sufficiently high surface hardness, has a good balance between specific gravity and mechanical strength, and has high strength to withstand high speed rotation or drop impact, and which can be produced with a high productivity adequate for a direct press method, without the occurrence of bubbles in the glass blank or reboil upon pressing even if arsenic components or antimony components are not substantially used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Ohara Inc.
    Inventors: Toshitaka Yagi, Naoyuki Goto
  • Publication number: 20130052468
    Abstract: A method of making a mirror from a single crystal blank may include fine grinding top and bottom surfaces of the blank to be parallel. The blank may then be heat treated to near its melting temperature. An optical surface may be created on an optical side of the blank. A protector may be bonded to the optical surface. With the protector in place, the blank may be light weighted by grinding a non-optical surface of the blank using computer controlled grinding. The light weighting may include creating a structure having a substantially minimum mass necessary to maintain distortion of the mirror within a preset limit. A damaged layer of the non-optical surface caused by light weighting may be removed with an isotropic etch and/or repaired by heat treatment. If an oxide layer is present, the entire blank may then be etched using, for example, hydrofluoric acid. A reflecting coating may be deposited on the optical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AE
    Inventor: VINCENT T. BLY
  • Publication number: 20120324955
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a glass manufacturing method and a mold for glass manufacture. The glass manufacturing method includes cutting raw flat glass having a large size into a suitable size for a product, inserting the flat glass into a mold formed with a cavity having a curved surface shape to mold the flat glass so that a front face portion has a concave curved surface shape and a back face portion has a convex curved surface shape, processing the back face portion having the convex curved surface shape into a flat surface shape by a grinding process, and processing the back face portion processed into the flat surface shape to have a specular surface through a polishing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Hoon Lim, Kyong Rok KANG, In Youl SEO, Seung Taek OH
  • Publication number: 20120327613
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a conductive substrate with a conductive pattern formed on a float glass and a method for manufacturing the same, which can prevent a yellowing phenomenon from occurring in the float glass during firing of the conductive substrate. The method for manufacturing the conductive substrate according to the present disclosure includes manufacturing a float glass by injecting molten glass onto a molten tin contained in a float bath, removing a top face of the float glass not contacting the molten tin, by a predetermined thickness, and forming a conductive pattern on the top face of the float glass, which was removed by a predetermined thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD
    Inventors: Jong-Wuk Park, So-Won Kim, Sang-Ho Kim, Hyeon Choi, Sang-Ki Chun
  • Patent number: 8327664
    Abstract: A method for producing transparent conductive glass by a) depositing two barrier layers on the surface of hot glass by chemical vapor deposition; and b) depositing two conductive film layers on the surface of the glass ribbon having the two barrier layers. The method is easy to control and suitable for mass production. The resultant transparent conductive glass has low surface resistance and moderate haze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hangzhou Bluestar New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiying Liu, Jianxun Wang, Ming Zhao, Nianwei Zhao, Yayan Cao, Junbo Liu, Fanhua Kong, Defa Wei, Yankai Ge, Chunjia Peng, Yongxiu Cai, Zhihui Ye, Molong Xiao
  • Publication number: 20120291491
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing an optical component includes: a process for forming optical surface of mirror-finishing a surface of an object-to-be-processed that is formed of glass; a heating process of heating the object-to-be-processed that is mirror-finished; and a film forming process of forming an optical thin film on the surface of the object-to-be-processed that is heated in the heating process. In the heating process, a temperature of the object-to-be-processed is from 0.75 times or more to 1 times or less of a glass transition point Tg (K) of the object-to-be-processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yuko Morita, Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20120281292
    Abstract: Durable antireflective coatings and glass articles having such coatings are described herein. The antireflective coatings generally include a layer of nominally hexagonally packed nanoparticles that are partially embedded either in a surface of the glass article or in a binder that is on the surface of the glass article. Methods of making the antireflective coatings or layers and glass articles having such antireflective layers are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Mark Alejandro Quesada, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Publication number: 20120282449
    Abstract: A glass article exhibiting improved resistance to fictive surface damage and a method for making it, the method comprising removing a layer of glass from at least a portion of a surface of the article that is of a layer thickness at least effective to reduce the number and/or depth of flaws on the surface of the article, and then applying a friction-reducing coating to the portion of the article from which the layer of surface glass has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Gross
  • Publication number: 20120270014
    Abstract: A method for permanently decorating glass including the steps of applying ceramic colorants, which have a higher cure temperature than a glass workpiece, to the glass workpiece, placing the prepared glass workpiece on a textured carrier, heating the glass and carrier to about 1450 degree Fahrenheit followed by a cooling cycle, and removing the textured carrier from the glass workpiece. At about 1450 degree Fahrenheit, the higher cure temperature of the ceramic colorants causes them to sink or absorb into the softened glass workpiece and remain below its surface, resulting in a subcutaneous effect with a pleasing sense of depth. At the same time, preferably a desired texture is achieved in the workpiece as the softened glass deforms to the texture of the carrier on which it lays when heated and cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Michael Williams, John W. Crossley, Jessie Alfaro
  • Publication number: 20120247155
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a glass blank for a magnetic recording medium glass substrate in which, after a pair of press molds placed so as to be opposed to each other in a horizontal direction with press-molding surfaces thereof and the temperatures of the press-molding surfaces being substantially the same are brought into contact with a molten glass gob substantially at the same time, press molding is carried out to produce plate glass and the plate glass continues to be pressed with the pair of molds, and then, when the plate glass is taken out, the duration time of pressing the plate glass is controlled so that the flatness of the glass blank is 10 ?m or less, and a method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium glass substrate, a method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium, and an apparatus for manufacturing a glass blank for a magnetic recording medium glass substrate using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira MURAKAMI, Makoto OSAWA, Nobuhiro SUGIYAMA, Takashi SATOU, Hidekazu TANINO, Hideki ISONO, Kinobu OSAKABE, Takao MOTOHASHI
  • Publication number: 20120225238
    Abstract: A luminescent glass comprises glass matrix. Said glass matrix comprises a glass part and a complex part of glass and fluorescent powder, which is embedded in said glass part. Said complex part of glass and fluorescent powder comprises glass material and fluorescent powder dispersed in said glass material. A method for producing the luminescent glass and a luminescent device comprising the luminescent glass are also provided. The luminescent glass and the luminescent device have good luminescence reliability, high luminescence stability and long service life. The method can be carried out at a relatively low temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: OCEAN'S KING LILGHTING SCIENCE & tECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Wenbo Ma, Guitang Chen