US Pat. No. 9,157,869

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING CRACKS IN SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for detecting cracks in planar, polycrystalline semiconductor substrates that have two opposite faces and a circumferential
edge surface, comprising:
directing electromagnetic radiation into the edge surface of the polycrystalline semiconductor substrate, the electromagnetic
radiation having a wavelength that is at least partially transmitted by the polycrystalline semiconductor substrate so that
the electromagnetic radiation is directed from the edge surface for at least half a distance to a point opposite the edge
surface by reflection at the two opposite faces;

detecting electromagnetic radiation of at least a portion of one of the two opposite faces with an imaging optical detector
that is sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation at the wavelength, wherein the electromagnetic radiation is scattered by
the cracks and exits from one of the two opposite faces at sites of the cracks;

generating an image of scattering intensity from the electromagnetic radiation detected by the imaging optical detector; and
placing an opaque structure between the face of the polycrystalline semiconductor substrate and the imaging optical detector
and recognizing a gleaming periphery of the opaque structure as a crack.

US Pat. No. 9,096,777

COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A composite comprising:
a substrate; and
a structured sol-gel layer,
wherein the structured sol-gel layer has a modulus of elasticity of 200 to 10,000 N/mm2 and comprises a reaction product of at least one alkoxysilane with at least one polysiloxane, wherein the at least one polysiloxane
has a mean molecular weight of at least 1,500 and at most 300,000 g/mol, and wherein the least one polysiloxane is a polyester-modified
polvsiloxane.

US Pat. No. 9,139,464

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHAPING AN ELONGATED GLASS BODY

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for shaping an elongated glass body, which is a glass tube or glass rod and has an initial profile, to an elongated
glass body having a different profile, comprising the step of:
passing the elongated glass body, in a hot malleable state, through a nip formed by squeezing rollers, said nip having a nip
width which is less than an outer dimension of the initial profile;

in which method
the position of at least one of the squeezing rollers is varied continuously so that a contact area between the respective
squeezing roller and the hot glass body is varied continuously by a continuous axial adjustment of the respective squeezing
roller performed in accordance with a predetermined function, wherein the predetermined function is a cyclic reciprocating
movement of the respective squeezing roller in an axial direction of said respective squeezing roller.

US Pat. No. 9,105,908

COMPONENTS FOR BATTERY CELLS WITH INORGANIC CONSTITUENTS OF LOW THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A lithium-ion battery cell, comprising:
at least one glass-based component comprising a substantially oxidic, temperature-stable, poorly thermally conductive particle,
said particle being selected from the group consisting of a glass material, a glass-based material, and a glass-ceramic material,
wherein said glass-based component is in a position within the battery cell selected from the group consisting of in a separator,
at the separator, in an anode, at the anode, in a cathode, at a cathode, and in a liquid or polymer electrolyte,

wherein said glass-based component has a thermal conductivity of less than 2.5 W/K·m and is suitable to separate and/or locally
restrict thermal anomalies, and

wherein for the component with:
a being the reciprocal thermal diffusivity;
b being the slope of the viscosity curve as a function of temperature; and
c being the absolute value of the transformation temperature,
which are defined as follows:

wherein
? is the density in g/cc;
cP is the specific heat capacity in J/(g·K); and
? is the thermal conductivity in W/(m·K), wherein the thermal conductivity is measured at 90° C.; and

with T in K, wherein T7.6 and T13 denote the temperatures at which the decadic logarithm of the respective viscosity ?, measured in dPa·s, takes the values
of 7.6 and 13, respectively; and

c=Tg [K];

the following applies to preferred glasses of a first variation 1:

a*b*c?50 s·K2/m2 [×108]; and

the following applies to preferred glasses of a second variation 2:

a/(b*c)?20 s/(m2·K2).

US Pat. No. 10,036,556

COATED GLASS OR GLASS CERAMIC SUBSTRATE WITH HAPTIC PROPERTIES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


US Pat. No. 9,366,795

ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH AN EXTENDED USEABLE SPECTRUM

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An illumination device for irradiating objects with electromagnetic radiation, comprising:
at least one light guide; and
a radiation source, which, in an operating state, emits electromagnetic radiation comprising at least one sector of a spectral
region from 320 nm to 420 nm into the at least one light guide, wherein the at least one light guide comprises at least one
lead-free silicate-tin glass that is irradiated by the electromagnetic radiation in the operating state and that has a spectral
transmittance of at least 70% at a wavelength of 350 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,199,873

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A HIGHLY TRANSPARENT IMPACT-RESISTANT GLASS CERAMIC

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


and having a thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) from ?0.11 ×10?6/K to ?0.05 ×10?6/K at 30° to 700° C.

US Pat. No. 9,272,944

GLASS-CERAMIC AS DIELECTRIC IN THE HIGH-FREQUENCY RANGE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A glass-ceramic comprising at least the following constituents (in mol % on oxide basis):
SiO2 1-<25

Al2O3 0-20

B2O3 0-<24

TiO2 10-70

RE2O3 0.1-<4.9

BaO 5-35
SiO2+Al2O3+B2O3<25

wherein RE is selected from the group consisting of a lanthanoid and yttrium, and wherein Ti may be replaced in part by at
least one constituent selected from the group consisting of Zr, Hf, Nb, V, and Ta.

US Pat. No. 9,159,634

TRANSISTOR OUTLINE HOUSING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A transistor outline housing, comprising:
a device including a receiver diode or a transmitter diode;
a base that receives the device; and
bonding wires connecting the device to at least one connection lead, the connection lead passing through a passage in the
base, being insulated from the base, and being secured in the base by a sealing compound;

wherein the housing has a configuration to reduce a length of the bonding wires, the configuration being selected from the
group consisting of: providing the connection lead with an enlarged cross section at a side of the device as compared to a
cross section in the passage, providing the connection lead with an asymmetric arrangement in the passage, angling the connection
lead, and protruding the device into an area of the passage; and

wherein, in order to at least partially compensate for an increase in capacity resulting thereby, the connection lead has
an excess length beyond the passage at a side of an electrical connection;

wherein the bonding wires have an inductance Lb and the connection lead in the passage has a capacitance Cd; and

wherein the connection lead beyond the passage has an excess length that has associated therewith an inductance Lü, so that an Lb-Cd-Lü circuit is defined, and wherein the Lb-Cd-Lü circuit has an impedance in the range of between 30 and 120?, with Lb between 80 pH and 300 pH, Cd between 0.065 pF and 0.024 pF, and Lü between 80 pH and 300 pH.

US Pat. No. 9,157,604

LASER-BASED WHITE LIGHT SOURCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A device for generating white light, comprising:
at least one laser that emits a parallel light bundle in the blue and/or ultraviolet spectral range;
at least one conversion medium that emits converted light at an opening angle;
an optical system including a single member that focuses the parallel light bundle onto the at least one conversion medium
such that the focus of the parallel light bundle is in the conversion medium and such that the conversion medium converts
at least part of the light into a different spectral range, the optical system having a numeric aperture that is greater than
0.3 so as to focus the parallel light bundle onto a correspondingly small focal spot of the conversion medium; and

optics downstream of the at least one conversion medium in a direction of light propagation towards a light-utilizing device,
the optics being configured to reduce the opening angle of the light converted by the at least one conversion medium,

wherein the optical system and the optics comprise a common focusing optical element arranged on a first side of the conversion
medium together with a reflecting device that directs a portion of the parallel light bundle to the light-utilizing device
through a dichroic mirror, whereas another portion of the parallel light bundle is directed to the conversion medium through
the common focusing optical element and back to the dichroic mirror and directed to the light-utilizing device.

US Pat. No. 9,458,045

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE SEALING OF GLASS TUBES IN A HOT SOFTENED STATE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An apparatus for the sealing of glass tubes in a hot softened state, comprising:
a heating device configured for softening an end portion of the glass tube,
a conveying device configured for continuously conveying the glass tube along a conveying path and transverse to the longitudinal
axis of the glass tube along the heating device, and

a pulling device configured for pulling off an end portion of the glass tube softened by the heating device, wherein
the conveying device is further configured for rotating the glass tube about its longitudinal axis while it is conveyed along
the heating device, and

the pulling device is rotationally fixed or rotates at an angular speed which is different to the angular speed of the glass
tube, for pulling off the softened end portion from the glass tube in such a manner that the glass tube is sealed by fusion
at the severing zone, wherein

the conveying device comprises a plurality of contact pins, which contact the glass tube in sections, for pushing the glass
tube along the heating device, and

at least one stationary supporting strip inclined obliquely upward on which the moving glass tube is supported; wherein
the glass tube is put into a rotation about the longitudinal axis by the continuous conveying along the conveying path and
by rolling on the inclined supporting strip, to be conveyed transverse to the longitudinal axis along the pulling device in
a continuous rolling forward movement, wherein at least one drive is assigned to the pulling device for moving the pulling
device transverse to the longitudinal direction in correspondence to the movement of the glass tube while the end portion
is pulled off from the severing zone, wherein the respective drive is controlled by a controlling device such that the pulling
device is displaced along a pulling-off trajectory corresponding to the movement of the glass tube in the direction of the
longitudinal axis and/or transverse to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 9,304,271

CONNECTING ELEMENT FOR CONNECTING A FIBER-OPTIC LIGHT GUIDE TO A LIGHT SOURCE ONE TIME AND DETACHING THE FIBER-OPTIC LIGHT GUIDE FROM A LIGHT SOURCE ONE TIME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A connecting element for connecting a fiber-optic light guide to a light source one time and detaching the fiber-optic
light guide from a light source one time, comprising:
a housing with a wall structure, which encloses a cavity;
a fiber-optic light guide passing through the housing and the cavity;
a connecting piece corresponding to a connecting segment of the light source for producing the connection with the light source,
wherein the connecting piece is disposed at least partially in the cavity of the housing and encloses the fiber-optic light
guide, wherein the connecting segment can be used again after detaching; and

a connection prevention device configured to prevent a repeated functionally-correct use of the connecting element and/or
the light guide, the connection prevention device interacting with the connecting piece so that when the fiber-optic light
guide is detached from the light source, the connecting piece can be moved into a second end position relative to the housing
depending on one or more selectable events.

US Pat. No. 9,483,983

DISPLAY DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR COOKTOPS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A display device for cooktops, comprising:
a colored glass ceramic panel forming a glass ceramic front side and a glass ceramic back side, the glass ceramic panel having
a mean transmission greater than 0.2% for each of the spectral ranges of 420-500 nm, 500-620 nm, and 550-640 nm, and the glass
ceramic panel having a maximum transmission less than 40% in the spectral range of 400 to 750 nm and less than an average
of 4% in the spectral range of 450 to 600 nm;

a lamp arranged in an area of the glass ceramic back side, the lamp being either a combination of at least a blue LED, a green
LED, and red LED or being a white lamp; and

an optical compensation filter arranged between the glass ceramic front side and the lamp with the glass ceramic panel and
the compensation filter forming two filters arranged one after another such that a shift in a standard chromaticity coordinate
x, y in the CIE Norm Valent System CIExyY (CIE: Commision Internationale de l'Eclaireage, 1931, 2° observer) of the lamp due
to filter properties of the glass ceramic panel is corrected by a combination of the glass ceramic panel and the compensation
filter to yield a desired chromaticity coordinate x, y in the CIE Norm Valent System CIExyY (CIE: Commision Internationale
de l'Eclaireage, 1931, 2° observer).

US Pat. No. 9,446,982

TRANSPARENT OR TRANSPARENT COLORED LITHIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE GLASS CERAMIC ARTICLES HAVING ADAPTED THERMAL EXPANSION AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A transparent or transparent colored lithium aluminum silicate (LAS) glass-ceramic article, comprising a glass-ceramic
containing ?-quartz solid solution as predominant crystal phase, wherein the glass-ceramic comprises in % by weight on an
oxide basis:
Li2O 2.0-<3.0;

MgO 1.56-3;
Al2O3 19-23;

SiO2 60-69;

TiO2 0.5-6.0;

ZrO2 0-<2.0;

SnO2 0.1-0.6;

ZnO not more than 3;
P2O5 0-3;

?Na2O+K2O 0-2;

?CaO+SrO+BaO 0.2-4;
?TiO2+ZrO2+SnO2 3-6; and

a condition that MgO/Li2O>0.4, and has a thermal expansion in the range from room temperature to 700° C. of from 1.0 to 2.5·10?6/K; and

an inorganic decoration on the glass-ceramic, the inorganic decoration having a thermal expansion that is different from the
thermal expansion of the glass-ceramic of less than 4·10?6/K in the range from room temperature to 300° C.

US Pat. No. 9,516,711

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR AN LED LIGHT SOURCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A light-emitting diode module, comprising:
a housing;
at least one light-emitting diode; and
at least one printed circuit board including an LED driver, a control module, and a circuit arrangement, the at least one
printed circuit board being connected with the at least one light-emitting diode,

wherein the LED driver provides an operating point for operation of the at least one light-emitting diode controlled by the
control module,

wherein the circuit arrangement comprises a DC/DC converter,
wherein the DC/DC converter is an integrated down-converter and the circuit arrangement further comprises a bypass circuit
connected in parallel to the integrated down-converter, the bypass circuit being controlled by a comparator circuit, and

wherein the comparator circuit enables the bypass circuit when an input voltage applied to the circuit arrangement falls below
a first threshold value and disables the bypass circuit when the input voltage exceeds a second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,599,313

GENERATION OF WHITE LIGHT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An arrangement for generating white illumination light, comprising:
an excitation light source emitting an excitation light beam having blue light;
a reflective coating that divides the excitation light beam into a portion of reflected blue light and a portion of entering
blue light;

a converter for converting the entering blue light from the excitation light source into yellow light and having a first converter
surface where the entering blue light from the excitation light source enters, and a second converter surface opposite to
the first converter surface; and

a support of the converter for aligning the converter in a remission geometry in an angle relative to the excitation light
source and in a direction of illumination;

wherein the reflective coating is on the first converter surface for adjusting the portion of reflected blue light relative
to the portion of the entering blue light;

wherein the converter has a thickness as measured from the first converter surface to the second converter surface at the
support sufficient so that substantially all the entering blue light is converted into the yellow light.

US Pat. No. 9,506,626

WHITE LIGHT ILLUMINATION DEVICE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An illumination device for generating white light, comprising:
a light source that generates blue light;
a converter that converts the blue light into yellow light of a color location near a white point in a chromaticity diagram,
the converter comprising a material providing conversion of the blue light into the yellow light with a quantum efficiency
of more than 70% at operating temperatures in a range from 200° C. to 250° C.; and

a filter that attenuates a green light component of the yellow light emitted from the converter to obtain the white light.

US Pat. No. 9,156,727

TRANSPARENT, DYED COOKTOP

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A transparent, dyed cooktop with color display capability, comprising:
a glass ceramic having high quartz mixed crystals as a predominant crystal phase, the glass ceramic not containing chemical
refining agents arsenic oxide and antimony oxide except for unavoidable trace amounts, the glass ceramic having a transmission
value of greater than 0.1% in a visible region of light in an entire wavelength region greater than 450 nm, a light transmission
in the visible region of 0.8 to 5%, and a transmission value in an infrared region at 1600 nm from 45 to 85%; and

a display apparatus having a display device configured to indicate a different operating condition with a feature selected
from the group consisting of a color, a symbol, and combinations thereof,

wherein the glass ceramic comprises coloring oxides Fe2O3 and V2O5 with a content of the Fe2O3 and being at least as high as a content of the V2O5 to achieve the transmission values.

US Pat. No. 9,133,053

CRYSTALLIZING GLASS SOLDERS AND USES THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A crystallizing glass solder for high-temperature applications, wherein said crystallizing glass solder is free of PbO
and contains, in percent by weight on an oxide basis, 25 to 40%, SiO2; <2, Al2O3; 8.4 to 11.2%, B2O3; 45 to 60%, BaO; 0 to 5%, CaO; 4.4 to 7.0%, MgO; and 4.4 to 15% of a sum total of MgO, CaO and SrO.

US Pat. No. 10,028,580

HIGH-STRENGTH COLORED GLASS CERAMICS AS A COOKTOP, SMOOTH ON BOTH SIDES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A glass-ceramic cooktop comprising:a colored glass-ceramic material including at least one of V2O5, NiO, CoO, Fe2O3, and MnO, the glass-ceramic material having a flat upper side forming a cooktop and an underside, the underside being flat, unstructured, and coplanar with the upper side, wherein the glass-ceramic material has a thickness in a range between 2 mm and 6 mm; and
at least one coating on the underside of the glass-ceramic material, wherein the coating is temperature-stable at least up to 85° C., and wherein the coating forms a mask with light-transparent regions and non transparent regions therein,
wherein the non-transparent regions are non-visible-light-transparent and non-infrared-light-transparent,
wherein the glass-ceramic material has a transmittance value of greater than 0.1% in the visible light range in the total wavelength region greater than 420 nm, a light transmittance in the visible range of 0.8-5%, and a transmittance of 45-85% in the infrared at 1600 nm, and wherein the glass-ceramic material has high quartz mixed crystals as the prevalent crystal phase, and wherein the coating is electrically conductive in order to form an electric conductor of an electric device, and
wherein the coating forms an induction coil that is in direct contact with the underside, the coating forms a sensor, wherein the sensor is a sensor selected from the group consisting of a contact-sensitive sensor, a pot or pan sensor, and a pot-size sensor, or the coating is inductively activated.

US Pat. No. 10,425,994

GLASS CERAMIC COOKING PLATE WITH LOCALLY INCREASED TRANSMISSION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A GLASS CERAMIC COOKING PLATE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A volume-colored monolithic glass ceramic cooking plate, comprising:a first zone made of a common starting material as a second, adjacent zone, the first zone having a volume coloration of the volume-colored monolithic glass ceramic cooking plate that differs from a volume coloration of the second, adjacent zone due to the first zone being locally heated as compared to the second, adjacent zone so that an absorption coefficient of the first zone is lower than the absorption coefficient of the second, adjacent zone and so that integral light transmission in the visible spectral range is greater in the first zone than integral light transmission of the second, adjacent zone,
wherein light scattering in the first zone differs from light scattering in the second zone by not more than 20 percentage points, and
wherein the first zone is a window which is surrounded along at least three edges thereof or along at least 50% of its periphery by adjacent non-brightened second zones.

US Pat. No. 9,500,373

FIREPLACE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A fireplace, comprising:
a combustion space that is delimited by a combustion-space lining and is accessible by a door or a flap, the combustion-space
lining being at least partially composed of a ceramic or glass-ceramic material; and

a wall element being disposed on a side of the combustion-space lining that faces away from the combustion space so that an
intermediate space is formed between the side and the wall element, wherein the combustion-space lining is partially transparent
to IR radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,302,931

GLASS CERAMIC ARTICLE AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CERAMIZING GLASS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for ceramizing green glass, in particular in the form of a continuous green glass ribbon or individual green glass
plates, the method comprising:
conveying the green glass directly on rollers at least during a volume crystallization,
wherein the entire ceramization process of at least one region of the green glass lasts between 0.5 and 4 hours, the at least
one region being exposed to a maximum temperature between 750 and 1250° C. for 5 to 60 minutes during the volume crystallization,

carrying out the volume crystallization in a temperature range between 750 and 1250° C., the temperatures of the upper and
lower faces of the at least one ceramizing region of the green glass being continuously measured and the heating being controlled
using this information based on target values by a measuring and control apparatus, and

moving the at least one region forward on rollers during the volume crystallization at an advancing rate ranging between 0.2
and 10 m/min.,

wherein the viscosity of the at least one region of the green glass during the volume crystallization ranges, at least intermittently,
between 107 and 1011 dPa·s by adjusting the advancing rate and the temperature and

wherein the temperature and the advancing rate are controlled so that the following applies with respect to the distance xRoller of the roller axes:
xRoller5?360*(Ra*tPane2)/(?*g)*v*?, where Ra is the maximum glass deflection, tPane is the glass thickness, ? is the glass density, g is the acceleration due to gravity, v is the advancing rate and ? is the
minimum viscosity of the glass.

US Pat. No. 9,409,811

OPTICAL CONVERTER SYSTEM FOR (W)LEDS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An array comprising a plurality of converter modules for converting radiation associated with respective opto-electronic
functional elements, each converter module comprising:
at least one inorganic converter for the conversion of at least one of radiation emitted from and radiation received by a
respective opto-electronic functional element, wherein the at least one inorganic converter comprises an inorganic matrix
material in which luminous substances are embedded; and

at least one optical component comprising an inorganic material, which is placed downstream relative to the converter in an
emission direction of the respective opto-electronic functional element, wherein the converter and the optical component are
inorganically joined together in a cohesive manner to form an inorganic optical converter system that is essentially free
of organic components.

US Pat. No. 9,443,492

DISPLAY WITH NON-HOMOGENOUS SPECTRAL TRANSMISSION CURVE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A display comprising:
a substrate at least partially composed of a colored partially transparent material, the substrate having a spectrally non-homogeneous
transmission curve, whereby the substrate has a display face and a rear face;

at least one luminous element disposed in a region of the rear face, the at least one luminous element having at least two
base-color lamps; and

a control unit controlling a base-color brightness of at least one of the at least two base-color lamps to correct a shift
of color coordinates due to the non-homogeneous transmission curve of the substrate,

wherein the substrate has a relative transmission difference dT>50% in the wavelength region between 470 nm and 630 nm and an average transmission that is greater than 0.2% for each of
the spectral regions of 420-500 nm, 500-620 nm and 550-640 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,428,324

PACKAGING UNIT FOR A ROLL OF MATERIAL

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

19. A method of transporting a glass material, comprising the steps of:
providing a transport unit including:
a mounting support for a winding core;
a transport unit interior part including a floor element and a plurality of side elements, said mounting support for the winding
core being one of connected always with two side elements of the transport unit interior part which are located opposite each
other and formed by two side elements of said transport unit interior part which are located opposite each other; and

a transport unit exterior part including a floor element, a plurality of side elements and a cover element, said transport
unit exterior part being spaced apart from said transport unit interior part in a floor region by a plurality of spring elements
residing between said transport unit interior part and said transport unit exterior part so that said transport unit interior
part is arranged vibration-decoupled from said transport unit exterior part; and

accommodating a glass material on said transport unit.

US Pat. No. 9,403,619

TRANSPORT AND PACKAGING CONTAINER FOR ACCOMMODATING A PLURALITY OF CONTAINERS FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS AS WELL AS METHODS AND USES THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A transport and packaging container for accommodating a plurality of cylindrical containers for substances for medical,
pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, comprising at least two segments of which each can be handled separately and which
can be assembled or stuck together to jointly form the transport and packaging container, wherein
a first segment of the at least two segments has a bottom for supporting the plurality of containers,
positioning devices are provided for positioning the plurality of containers in the interior of the transport and packaging
container in a regular arrangement in such a manner that a collision of the directly adjacent containers is prevented, and

resilient sealing means are provided at the segments so that the segments can be assembled or stuck together to the transport
and packaging container repeatedly and so that the interior of the transport and packaging container is sealed against the
environment,

wherein in regions of side walls of the segments, where edges or corner regions of the side walls are opposite to each other
or in contact with each other, when the segments are assembled or stuck together to form the transport and packaging container,
these edges or corner regions have resilient characteristics to form the resilient sealing means, and

wherein the resilient sealing means are formed by disposing resilient sealing lips in the regions of side walls of the segments,
where edges or corner regions of the side walls are opposite to each other or in contact with each other, when the segments
are assembled or stuck together to form the transport and packaging container.

US Pat. No. 9,173,822

USE OF GLASS COMPOSITIONS FOR ACHIEVING AN ANTIOXIDATIVE EFFECT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for achieving an antioxidative effect in a cosmetic product or deodorizing product for application to the hair
or skin, which comprises adding to the product a glass composition which achieves an antioxidative effect in the product,
wherein said glass composition comprises the following ingredients
Si02 0-10 percent by weight

P205 25-75 percent by weight

S03 0-30 percent by weight

B203 0-40 percent by weight

Al203 0-10 percent by weight

Li2O 0-15 percent by weight

Na20 0-40 percent by weight

K20 0-25 percent by weight

CaO 3.3-40 percent by weight
MgO 0-15 percent by weight
SrO 0-15 percent by weight
Ba0 0-15 percent by weight
ZnO 0-40 percent by weight
Ag20 0-5 percent by weight

I 0-10 percent by weight and
Fe203 0-5 percent by weight; and

wherein the glass composition is in the form of fibers, granules, spheres or powders.
US Pat. No. 9,096,461

BORON-FREE UNIVERSAL GLASS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein the total content of MgO and CaO is 14-18% by weight;
wherein, except for unavoidable impurities, no B2O3, SrO, BaO, CeO2, ZnO, TiO2, Fe2O3, ZrO2, alkali metal oxides and PbO are present; and

wherein the hydrolytic resistance in accordance with DIN ISO 719 is in the 1st hydrolytic class, the acid resistance in accordance
with DIN 12116 is at least in the 2nd acid class and the alkali resistance in accordance with DIN ISO 695 is in at least the
2nd alkali class.

US Pat. No. 9,598,195

PACKAGING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR STERILE PACKAGING CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS AND METHODS FOR FURTHER PROCESSING OF CONTAINERS USING THIS PACKAGING STRUCTURE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A packaging structure for sterile packaging of a plurality of containers for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications,
which are accommodated in the packaging structure and sterile packaged against the environment, comprising:
a carrier in which a plurality of receptacles are formed;
a plurality of containers which are each accommodated individually in the receptacles; and
a gas-impermeable protective foil, which is connected to an upper surface of the carrier for sealing the receptacles sterile
against the environment, wherein

the receptacles are each formed by a closed bottom and a circumferential side wall,
upper ends of the receptacles opposite to respective bottoms are open,
circumferential connecting webs are provided at the upper ends of the receptacles, adjacent receptacles being connected to
one another via the connecting webs,

a protective foil is connected to the connecting webs along the connecting webs,
at least one gas-permeable portion associated with the receptacles is formed in the protective foil and as a portion of the
protective foil, so that the receptacles of the packaging structure can be sterilized by a gas flowing through the at least
one gas-permeable portion,

the connecting webs are configured and connected with the protective foil in such a manner that individual packaging subunits
can be severed by severing along the connecting webs, each packaging subunit having one receptacle in which a single container
is accommodated and sealed sterile against the environment by the protective foil, and

all the receptacles of the packaging structure are each packaged individually, sterile and sealed against the at least one
gas-permeable portion by bonding the protective foil along the connecting webs so that an interior of the receptacles does
not communicate with the at least one gas-permeable portion.

US Pat. No. 9,423,218

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A RING-SHAPED OR PLATE-LIKE ELEMENT

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method to produce a cylindrical metal-sealing material-feedthrough, said method comprising the steps of:
producing a cylindrical plate-like body by providing a blank;
processing said blank so that a feedthrough-opening is incorporated into a ring-shaped or plate-like element created from
said blank, said feedthrough-opening extending from a back side of said blank to a front side of said blank, said processing
step including forming a relief region in said blank extending from said back side toward said front side using a cold forming
process, the relief region having a height HF, the step of forming the relief region defining a reduced thickness region DR,
said reduced thickness region DR having a thickness being not greater than 3 mm;

punching through the reduced thickness region DR to form the feedthrough-opening;
producing a sealing material including at least one metal pin embedded in said sealing material; and
inserting said sealing material with said at least one metal pin into said feedthrough-opening extending from said back side
to said front side of said ring-shaped or plate-like element.

US Pat. No. 9,413,152

FAULT-PROOF FEED-THROUGH DEVICE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A feed-through comprising:
a flange having a through-opening with an inner wall;
a first functional component arranged within the through-opening and connected to the flange such that the through-opening
is sealed; and

a second functional component connected with the first functional component in a gap-free manner at least at opposite ends
by connection material,

the first functional component being formed substantially from at least one metal and having at least one deformation region
that is deformable when mechanical load is applied, and

the at least one deformation region being formed by at least one recess that locally penetrates through the first functional
component or reduces a material thickness thereof such that a mechanical stability of the first functional component is reduced
in the at least one deformation region, wherein the first functional component is arranged in the through-opening so as to
form a hollow space between the inner wall and the at least one deformation region and so that the at least one deformation
region is between the connection material at the opposite ends.

US Pat. No. 9,322,766

RAPID TEST METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE DELAMINATION TENDENCY OF GLASS PACKAGING MEANS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A rapid test method for evaluating the delamination tendency of glass packaging, comprising the steps of:
exposing empty glass packaging to an atmosphere of steam to form a corrosion zone; and
subsequently carrying out a further step selected from the group consisting of: visualizing the corrosion zone using a light
microscope; visualizing the corrosion zone by staining and subsequent inspection; and dissolving glass components in ultrapure
water and quantifying the dissolved glass components.

US Pat. No. 9,409,808

GLASS PROCESSING DEVICE AND BOTTOM MACHINE THEREFOR FOR MANUFACTURING GLASS CONTAINERS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for manufacturing glass containers from a glass tube with a glass processing device, comprising the steps of:
holding the glass tube or glass container with a holding unit;
directing the glass tube or glass container to a plurality of processing positions using a transport system;
exposing the glass tube or glass container to a process at each of the plurality of processing positions;
supplying a gas flow from a pressure source; and
directing the gas flow to the holding unit and feeding the gas flow into the glass tube or glass container at least at one
of the plurality of processing positions by a duct system communicating with the pressure source, the duct system being designed
such that the gas flow is directed in a gap-free manner to the holding unit.

US Pat. No. 9,096,460

LITHIUM ALUMINOSILICATE GLASS WITH HIGH MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein said composition is in compliance with the following relations:
(Li2O+Al2O3)/(Na2O+K2O) greater than 2;

Li2O/(Li2O+Na2O+K2O) greater than 0.47 and less than or equal to 0.586;

CaO+Fe2O3+ZnO+P2O5+B2O3+CeO2 greater than 0.8 and less than 3 with at least four out of six oxides included; and

wherein said lithium aluminosilicate glass exhibits a modulus of elasticity of at least 82 GPa and has a glass transition
point Tg of less than 540° C. and/or a working point of less than 1150° C.

US Pat. No. 9,340,450

ETCHING METHOD FOR SURFACE STRUCTURING

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for the introduction of a desired structure into a surface of a substrate, comprising:
applying a masking base material onto the surface;
embossing a pattern selected according to the desired structure into the masking base material with a punch;
curing the masking base material in at least one curing step to provide an etch mask; and
contacting a liquid etching medium with the etch mask to etch the surface of the substrate to the desired structure, wherein
the etch mask does not have any holes in the area of the surface to be structured so that the liquid etching medium, immediately
after contacting the etch mask, does not come into contact with the surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,193,623

SOLARIZATION-RESISTANT BOROSILICATE GLASS AND USE THEREOF FOR PRODUCTION OF GLASS TUBES AND LAMPS AND IN IRRADIATION UNITS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A borosilicate glass having high solarization resistance and a defined position of a UV edge, comprising a composition,
in % by weight based on oxide, of:
SiO2 65-85%;

B2O3 7-20%;

Al2O3 0-7%;

Li2O 0-2%;

Na2O 0-8%;

K2O 0-12%;

BaO 0-5%;
CaO 0-2%;
MgO 0-2%;
ZnO 0-2%;
TiO2 0.05-0.4%;

MoO3 0.025-0.3%; and

V2O5 0.001-0.01%.

US Pat. No. 9,295,781

BOROSILICATE GLASS SYRINGE WITH CONE COATING THAT INCREASES SURFACE ROUGHNESS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A syringe comprising:
a cylinder for accommodating a liquid; and
a cone comprising borosilicate glass having a thermal expansion in the range from 20 to 300° C. of less than 6·10?6/K, wherein the cone encloses an outlet channel and includes an outside surface having a coating, and wherein the coating
has an increased roughness compared to the outside surface and comprises a glass matrix with structure-forming particles embedded
therein.

US Pat. No. 9,107,805

PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL CONTAINER

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A container for pharmaceutical and medical applications made from a borosilicate glass melt with a first percentage by
weight boron content, the container having the shape of a hollow body that is open on both of its ends, with the hollow body
comprising a cylindrical portion having a substantially uniform wall thickness that varies by no more than ±0.2 mm, wherein
actual boron content at any surface of the container diminishes by less than 40% relative to said first percentage by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,404,674

ABSORBER TUBE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

2. An absorber tube for a solar collector, comprising:
a metal tube for conducting and heating a heat transfer medium;
a sleeve tube enclosing the metal tube and forming an annular space that can be evacuated;
a first container in the annular space and filled with protective gas, the first container having an outlet opening closed
by a closure material, the closure material opening the outlet opening upon external activation by an opening unit to introduce
the protective gas into the annular space;

an outer ring and a transition element that enclose the metal tube to seal the annular space, the first container being fixed
in place in the annular space by a retaining device, the retaining device being disposed on the outer ring and/or on the transition
element; and

a second container filled with a getter material for binding free hydrogen and disposed in the annular space, the second container
being fixed in place in the annular space by the retaining device.

US Pat. No. 9,247,586

UNIT FOR CONDUCTIVELY HEATABLE MELTING

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A unit for a conductively heatable glass melt, comprising:
a tank having a wall with a wall opening therethrough, the wall having an inner surface that faces the conductively heatable
glass melt;

at least one electrode passing through the wall opening so as to be immersed in the conductively heatable glass melt;
an apparatus for reducing the local introduction of heating power into at least one region of the wall,
wherein the apparatus comprises at least one shielding device arranged in the conductively heatable glass melt adjacent to
the at least one electrode, wherein the at least one shielding device is a shielding basket having a basket opening, an interior,
an exterior, a lower boundary, and an upper boundary, wherein the at least one electrode passes through the basket opening,
wherein at least a portion of the conductively heatable glass melt can be substantially enclosed in the interior of the shielding
basket or can have a virtually unimpeded exchange between the interior and the exterior of the shielding basket, wherein the
shielding basket is arranged so that the lower boundary faces the inner surface of the wall with the upper boundary immersed
in the conductively heatable glass melt, and wherein the shielding basket reduces an electric field gradient that occurs in
the conductively heatable glass melt immediately adjacent to the at least one electrode; and

an electrical connection passing through the wall and electrically connecting the shielding basket to an outer region of the
electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,296,648

SUBSTRATE WITH ANTIREFLECTION COATING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A coated substrate comprising:
a substrate; and
a multilayer antireflection coating on at least one side of the substrate, the multilayer antireflection coating comprising
layers having a higher refractive index alternated with layers having a lower refractive index, wherein the layers having
a lower refractive index are formed of silicon oxide with a proportion of aluminum and have a first ratio of an amount of
aluminum to an amount of silicon that is greater than 0.05, but with the amount of silicon being predominant relative to the
amount of aluminum, and wherein the layers having a higher refractive index include a material selected from the group consisting
of a silicide, an oxide, and a nitride, and

wherein the multilayer antireflection coating has the layer having the lower refractive index as an upper surface so that
the upper surface has an average roughness and a root mean squared roughness of less than 1.5 nm each, based on an area of
one square micrometer.

US Pat. No. 9,075,214

SHEATHED OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A sheathed optical waveguide, comprising:
a plurality of light conducting fibers forming a bundle; and
a sheathing of a tube of crosslinked elastomeric material surrounding the bundle, the tube having an inner wall having imprints
of the light conducting fibers thereon, the light conducting fibers are neither materially bonded to the crosslinked elastomeric
material at the inner wall nor embedded in the crosslinked elastomeric material at the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,650,289

ARSENIC AND ANTIMONY FREE, TITANIUM OXIDE CONTAINING BOROSILICATE GLASS AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


at least one oxygen containing selenium compound 0.001 to 0.1; and
a sulfate content of at least 150 ppm (m/m),
wherein the oxygen containing selenium compound is selected from the group consisting of salts of selenious acid, salts of
selenic acid, selenium dioxide (SeO2), selenium trioxide (SeO3), and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,618,671

LED LIGHTING DEVICE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An LED lighting device comprising:
at least one LED that emits radiation;
two separate optical waveguides each having an end face, the two separate optical waveguides being arranged such that the
end faces are spaced from one another to form an intermediate region, wherein the radiation is coupled into the end faces
adjoining the intermediate region so that the radiation is guided into the optical waveguides;

a de-coupler on outer circumferential surface regions of each of the two separate optical waveguides, the de-coupler reflecting
the radiation guided in the optical waveguides so that the radiation passes through the optical waveguides and is coupled
out of the optical waveguides laterally;

a mounting body; and
an LED carrier, the mounting body and the LED carrier being thermally conductively connected to one another, the optical waveguides
being connected to the mounting body for affixing the LED lighting device to another object, the at least one LED being mounted
on the carrier,

wherein each optical waveguide has at least at one end a chamfer that interacts with the LED carrier to define an installation
position of the de-coupler relative to the mounting body.

US Pat. No. 9,329,318

SIDE EMITTING GLASS ELEMENT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A side emitting glass element, comprising:
a plurality of light guiding elements of a glass having a first refractive index and an outer circumferential surface, the
plurality of light guiding elements being inseparably connected to one another at the outer circumferential surfaces so that
a phase boundary is present between the plurality of light guiding elements after being drawn; and

at least one scattering element inseparably connected to the outer circumferential surface of at least one of the plurality
of light guiding elements so that when light is guided in the glass element, a portion of the light is laterally emitted from
the glass element,

wherein the plurality of light guiding elements are not individually enclosed by cladding glass.

US Pat. No. 9,807,897

GLASS SYSTEM FOR HERMETICALLY JOINING CU COMPONENTS, AND HOUSING FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A housing for accommodating an electronic functional element, comprising:
a base body comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, and a lateral surface, the body having a boundary surface, wherein
the boundary surface comprises copper oxide, and wherein the upper surface at least partially defines a mounting area for
the electronic functional element so that said base body forms a heat sink for the electronic functional element;

a connecting body made of metal;
a glass layer that connects the base body to the connecting body so that the connecting body is electrically insulated from
the base body,

wherein the at least one glass layer is formed by an alkali titanium silicate glass having a composition in weight percent
of TiO2 greater than 25%.

US Pat. No. 9,682,883

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF GLASS COMPONENTS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for redrawing of glass, comprising the steps of:
providing a blank of glass having an average thickness D and an average width B,
heating a deformation zone of the blank, and
drawing the blank to an average thickness d and an average width b,
wherein the deformation zone is a part of the blank that has a thickness of between 0.95*D and 1.05*d, and
wherein the deformation zone has a height of at most 15*D, and
wherein the ratio B/b is at most 2.

US Pat. No. 9,568,342

SENSOR COMPONENT HOUSING

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A sensor component housing, comprising:
at least one tube section having a diameter and at least one thickening formed by a shaping process, a first end and a second
end and a tube wall having an opening, said tube section defining an interior volume bounded by at least one interior surface
of said tube wall, at least one of said first end and said second end having a tilt such that said diameter of said at least
one tube section tapers towards at least one of said first end and said second of said tube section to an end diameter, said
tilt having been shaped, said opening being at least one opening configured to accommodate a feedthrough for a sensor component,
said feedthrough for said sensor component being connected with said tube wall through one of a soldered connection and a
welded connection, said at least one opening accommodating said feedthrough for said sensor component further comprising a
reinforcing component surrounding said at least one opening and being connected with at least one exterior surface of said
tube wall through one of a soldered connection and a welded connection such that said reinforcing component does not contact
said at least one interior surface of said tube wall.

US Pat. No. 9,284,216

OPTICAL GLASS AND OPTICAL ELEMENT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. Optical glass comprising La2O3, B2O3, GeO2, HfO2, and In2O3 wherein the following components are present in the following proportions, in % by weight on an oxide basis:
SiO2 0-8;

Sb2O3 0-<2;

SiO2+B2O3 1-<20; and

SiO2+B2O3+GeO2+HfO2+In2O3 15-25.

US Pat. No. 9,527,157

FEED-THROUGH

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A feed-through, comprising:
a base body having at least one opening and formed from a material having a low melting point;
a material which is one of a glass material and a glass ceramic material selected so that a sealing temperature of said glass
or glass ceramic material is below a melting temperature of said base body, said material which is one of a glass material
and a glass ceramic material being covered by one of a cover glass and a synthetic material; and

a conductor embedded in said material which is one of a glass material and a glass ceramic material and guided through said
at least one opening in said base body.

US Pat. No. 9,199,872

METHOD OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MELTING AND REFINING OF A GLASS MELT FOR A CRYSTALLIZABLE GLASS OF A LITHIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE (LAS) GLASS CERAMIC

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


so that a colored glass ceramic with a beta-quartz solid solution as predominant crystal phase can be formed from the crystallizable
glass after said refining.

US Pat. No. 9,142,800

SUBSTRATE GLASS FOR LEDS WITH LAYER CONTAINING SCATTERING PARTICLES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A composite material for light emitting diodes, comprising:
a transparent glass substrate with an index of refraction greater than 1.6; and
a coating comprising scattering particles with an average diameter of 150 nm to 2 ?m, the coating further comprising oxide
nanoparticles with an average diameter of 4 nm to 20 nm embedded in a hybrid polymer matrix, the oxide nanoparticles increasing
an index of refraction of the coating and having an index of refraction greater than or equal to 1.9 and between 0.5 and 2.0
higher than an index of refraction of the hybrid polymer matrix, and the index of refraction of the coating being greater
than 1.6, the coating having a lower index of refraction than the transparent glass substrate and being a diffusely scattering
coating, and wherein the oxide nanoparticles have hydroxyl groups that are chemically cross-linked with inorganic groups of
the hybrid polymer matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,371,248

GLASS ELEMENT WITH HIGH SCRATCH TOLERANCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


a quotient B2O3/(Al2O3+ZrO2) of a content of B2O3 and a total content of Al2O3 and ZrO2 has a value in a range from 0.18 to 0.55,

wherein the glass has a scratch tolerance prior to chemical tempering that when scratches of 1 mm length are introduced using
a Knoop diamond indenter which presses upon a surface of the glass with a force of 4 Newton and is displaced along the surface
with a traverse speed of 0.4 mm/s, not more than 20% of the scratches have a noticeable width including visible chipping of
more than 25 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,296,645

TRANSPARENT LOW-COLOR LITHIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE GLASS CERAMIC AND THE USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein a condition B1 comprises MgO+ZnO>CaO+SrO+BaO, and

wherein a condition B2 comprises 1<(MgO+ZnO)/(CaO+SrO+BaO)<3.

US Pat. No. 9,221,705

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MOLDED GLASS ARTICLES, AND USE OF THE GLASS ARTICLES MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO THE METHOD

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A process for producing a shaped glass article with a defined geometry, the process comprising:
arranging a glass pane on a mould;
heterogeneously heating the glass pane in a heating unit to form a heated glass pane that has corner regions heated to a viscosity
of less than 104 dPas;

deforming the heated glass pane over the mould by a force selected from the group consisting of gravity, negative pressure,
excess pressure, and combinations thereof to form a shaped glass pane; and

cooling the shaped glass pane to obtain the shaped glass article with the defined geometry.

US Pat. No. 9,187,642

OPTICAL ELEMENTS COMPOSED OF FLAME-RESISTANT PLASTICS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A fire-resistant optical element for a vehicle or a building, said optical element consisting of a polymer compound and
up to 30 wt. % of at least one additive ingredient, wherein said at least one additive ingredient is selected from the group
consisting of fillers, reinforcing materials and materials that provide a special effect;
wherein said polymer compound has a spectral transmittance T of at least 85% at a wavelength of 380 nm and at a thickness
of 2 mm, said polymer compound transmits light with wavelengths in a range of 380 nm to 750 nm, said polymer compound has
a colour rendering index Ra of at least 97 at a thickness of 4 mm as measured with a standard light source D65, said polymer compound is flame-retardant according to DIN 60332; and

wherein said polymer compound consists of:
a polysulphide with a structural formula (II):

a polyether sulphone with a structural formula (IX):

a polyaryl ether sulphone with a structural formula (XI):

wherein R is a para-phenylene group and n is from 20 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 9,585,268

HOUSING COMPONENT

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A housing component, comprising:
a substantially plate-shaped form adjoining a plurality of sides, said plurality of sides continuously encompassing said substantially
plate-shaped form;

a plurality of feedthroughs extending through at least one of said plurality of sides;
one flatness zone having a deviation from flatness of ?0.1 millimeter (mm) per a 10 mm length formed in said substantially
plate-shaped form; and

a recess defined by said one flatness zone, the housing component being reinforced through said recess and said flatness zone,
said recess being formed such that said flatness zone is directly displaced in shear from said plurality of sides continuously
encompassing said substantially plate-shaped form along a continuous unbroken boundary between said flatness zone and said
plurality of sides.

US Pat. No. 9,236,183

CAPACITOR AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method of producing a capacitor, comprising:
providing a glass being essentially free of alkali metal oxides;
drawing said glass into a glass strip having a fire-polished surface with a thickness of at most 50 ?m;
assembling said glass strip with a first metal layer and a second metal layer to form a unit; and
electrically contacting said first and second metal layers.

US Pat. No. 9,170,026

HEATING ELEMENT

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A heating element, comprising:
at least one flat electrical heating device configured to heat at least a first side of the heating device; and
a contacting device configured to connect the heating device to a power supply and control device of a baking and roasting
oven or to an electronic mechanism external to the baking and roasting oven,

wherein the heating device is configured to form a baking-space divider for inserting into the baking space of the baking
and roasting oven and for dividing the baking space into two spatial regions when connected to the power supply and control
device of the baking and roasting oven, and

wherein the heating device is configured to form a warmer for spaces outside of the baking space when connected to the electronic
mechanism external to the baking and roasting oven.

US Pat. No. 9,194,986

OPTICAL FILTERS, THEIR PRODUCTION AND USE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An optical neutral density filter comprising a substrate and a filter layer, the filter layer comprising a matrix and nonoxidic
filter particles, wherein the matrix comprises a binder, wherein the filter particles have filter properties and an average
particle size of not more than 200 nm, and wherein the optical neutral density filter has a transmission that changes by a
maximum of at most +/?10% in a wavelength range from 405 to 700 nm.
US Pat. No. 9,249,045

TRANSPARENT LITHIUM GLASS-CERAMIC MATERIAL, PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

20. A lithium-containing, transparent glass-ceramic material comprising an amorphous, lithium depleted, predominantly vitreous
surface zone having a consistent thickness on all sides that is more than 1500 nm and less than 5000 nm thick and surrounds
a crystalline interior, wherein the vitreous surface zone is connected to the crystalline interior by a transition region.

US Pat. No. 10,017,294

TRANSPORT AND PACKAGING CONTAINER FOR ACCOMMODATING A PLURALITY OF CONTAINERS FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS AS WELL AS METHODS AND USES THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

22. A process for the thermal treatment of a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, comprising:providing a transport and packaging container accommodating the containers sterile sealed against the environment, the transport and packaging container comprising a first segment having a bottom and a plurality of upright side walls protruding perpendicularly from the bottom, and positioning devices for positioning the plurality of containers in interior of the transport and packaging container in a regular arrangement in such a manner that a collision of directly adjacent containers is prevented, wherein an upper end of the first segment opposite to the bottom and a side of the first segment is open to enable removal of the containers via the upper end or an open side of the first segment, and the upper end of the first segment and the open side of the first segment are covered by a protective foil so that the interior of the transport and packaging container is sterile sealed against the environment;
opening the transport and packaging container so that the interior of the transport and packaging container is accessible via the upper end and the open side of the first segment by drawing-off the protective foil from the first segment;
processing the containers while being supported on the bottom of the first segment or while being supported in a carrier, which is accommodated in the transport and packaging container in the step of providing the transport and packaging container, wherein the first segment is formed like a drawer having three upright side walls protruding perpendicularly from the bottom, and Wherein the protective foil is bonded to rims of the first segment for covering the upper end of the first segment and the open side of the first segment.

US Pat. No. 9,904,013

LIGHT GUIDE WITH OPTICAL ELEMENT MOLDED THERETO

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A light guide for industrial, medical, or cosmetic applications, comprising:
an outer circumferential surface and an end face made of glass; and
an optical element made of a transparent plastic comprising liquid silicone rubber, the optical element being directly molded
to the end face so that the optical element is form fit to the end face and has a light exit surface of a shape selected from
the group consisting of concave, convex, aspherical, and any combinations thereof,

wherein the end face comprises a chemical and/or physical pretreatment, the pretreatment forming a chemical bond between the
glass of the end face and the plastic of the optical element,

wherein the form fit and the chemical bond form a connection between the glass of the end face and the plastic of the optical
element is resistant to withdrawal, and

wherein electromagnetic radiation guided in the light guide when in an operational state is directed through the end face
into the transparent plastic of the optical element and exits therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,371,969

DISPLAY DEVICE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A cooktop display device comprising:
a transparent, colored glass-ceramic product forming a cooking surface, the glass-ceramic product having a display face on
a front and an illumination face on a back;

at least one light-emitting element disposed in the region of the illumination face;
a color compensation filter disposed between the glass-ceramic product and the at least one light-emitting element; and
an at least partially transparent intermediate layer disposed between the color compensation filter and the glass-ceramic
product.

US Pat. No. 9,194,663

TRANSPARENT GLASS/POLYMER COMPOSITE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A transparent device for protection from an action of shock, projectiles, fragments or shock waves, comprising:
a laminate having four brittle-fracture, transparent panels that are joined together by transparent intermediate layers, the
transparent intermediate layer being formed of casting resin or being formed of polymer film, the laminate having a total
thickness of at least 60 mm and the laminate being closed, on a protective side facing away from a side of action, by a fragment-protective
layer having a thickness of 0.5 mm to 12 mm, which is formed as a transparent polymer layer, the laminate being closed on
a side facing the side of action by one of the four brittle-fracture, transparent panels that comprises a first, chemically
prestressed, brittle-fracture panel; and

a polymer layer of a thickness between 2 mm and 15 mm is disposed via a polyurethane layer on a surface of the first, chemically
prestressed, brittle-fracture panel that faces away from the side of action.

US Pat. No. 9,381,458

DEVICE FOR DISINFECTING GASES AND/OR LIQUIDS

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A device for disinfecting at least one of gases and liquids, the device comprising:
a tube formed of an ultraviolet (UV)-transparent glass and having a hollow interior space defining a fluid flow path and a
tube wall including a tube inside wall and a tube outside wall, said UV-transparent glass tube defining a tube axis and having
an indentation extending into said hollow interior space on at least one location, said indentation progressing generally
parallel to said tube axis; and

a UV-light source arranged in said indentation.
US Pat. No. 9,061,937

TRANSPARENT, DYED COOKTOP HAVING IMPROVED COLOR DISPLAY CAPABILITY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A COOKTOP

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)


and
1 and wherein the glass ceramic has transmission values of greater than 0.1% within the entire wavelength range of visible light
larger than 450 nm, a visible light transmission of 0.8 to 2.5% and an infrared transmission at 1600 nm of 45-85%.
US Pat. No. 9,296,644

HIGH-TEMPERATURE GLASS SOLDER AND ITS USES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein RO is at least one metal oxide selected from the group consisting of MgO, CaO, ZnO and BeO; R2O3 is at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of B2O3, Ga2O3In2O3, Y2O3, La2O3 and Dy2O3; and RO2 is at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of TiO2, ZrO2 and HfO2.

US Pat. No. 9,057,836

INFRARED ABSORBING GLASS WAFER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

9. An assembly comprising:
a glass wafer of a copper ions containing phosphate or fluorophosphate glass, the glass wafer having a diameter greater than
15 centimeters and a thickness of less than 0.4 millimeters, the glass wafer having two plane-parallel surfaces at least one
of which is polished, the two plane-parallel surfaces having height modulations in form of waves with a height of less than
200 nanometers based on a length of not more than 1 millimeter; and

a semiconductor wafer with a plurality of optoelectronic array sensors for manufacturing camera modules, the glass wafer being
bound to the semiconductor wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,982,878

CONVERTER-COOLING ELEMENT ASSEMBLY WITH METALLIC SOLDER CONNECTION

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A converter-cooling element assembly, comprising:a ceramic converter for at least partial conversion of light having a first wavelength into light having a second wavelength;
a reflective coating comprising metal and glass, wherein the metal is selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, platinum, and alloys thereof, at least portions of a surface of the ceramic converter being directly coated with the reflective coating; and
a heat sink is connected with the reflective coating via a metallic solder connection so that the reflective coating dissipates heat from the ceramic converter into the heat sink, wherein the metallic solder connection comprises tin-containing lead-free solder.

US Pat. No. 9,206,069

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING A GLASS TUBE STRAND OR GLASS ROD STRAND HAVING A CROSS-SECTION DIFFERENT FROM A CIRCULAR CROSS-SECTION

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for guiding a glass tube strand or glass rod strand along a direction of movement, the glass tube strand or glass
rod strand having a cross-section that is different from a circular cross-section,
in which method the glass tube strand or glass rod strand is supported directly on and guided by a plurality of support and
guide members that are arranged one after the other, if viewed in the direction of movement of the glass tube strand or glass
rod strand,

wherein the plurality of support and guide members have planar, rectangular supporting surfaces of a predetermined length
in the direction of movement,

wherein the plurality of support and guide members are disposed tilted in the direction of movement and that the glass tube
strand or glass rod strand is directly supported on edges of the plurality of support and guide members to reduce a length
of a contact zone between the plurality of support and guide members and the glass tube strand or glass rod strand in the
direction of movement to a length smaller than the predetermined length.

US Pat. No. 9,206,076

VITREOUS OR PARTIALLY CRYSTALLINE JOINING MATERIAL AND USES OF SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein RO2 is a metal oxide or a mixture of metal oxides selected from the group consisting of ZrO2, TiO2 and SnO2, and wherein R2O is an alkali metal oxide or a mixture of alkali metal oxides selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O and K2O.

US Pat. No. 10,093,575

CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF PHOTO-SENSITIVE GLASS BODIES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method of production of a photo-sensitive glass body, comprising the steps of:providing a mixture of raw materials for a glass;
melting the mixture into a melt;
transferring the melt into a mold; and
pressing the melt in the mold to a glass body,
wherein the melt at the time of transferring it into the mold has a temperature above 1000° C.,
wherein the melt cools down in the mold in such a way that a temperature range of 990° C. to 600° C. is passed through in a time span of less than 15 minutes,
wherein the glass comprises Si4+, a crystal-agonist, a crystal-antagonist, and a pair of nucleating agents,
wherein the crystal-agonist is selected from the group consisting of Na+, K+, Li+, and any combinations thereof,
wherein the crystal-antagonist is selected from the group consisting of Al3+, B3+, Zn2+, Sn2+, Sb3+, and any combinations thereof,
wherein the pair of nucleating agents comprises cerium and an agent selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, copper, any combinations thereof, and
wherein the crystal-agonist has a molar proportion in cat.-% in relation to a molar proportion of Si4+ of at least 0.3 and at most 0.85,
the method further comprising the step of subjecting the melt to a sensitization step comprising cooling from a first temperature to a second temperature with an average cooling rate K of 10° C./h to 200° C./h, wherein the first temperature is at least above a glass transition temperature of the glass and the second temperature is at least 150° C. below the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,651,345

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A RING-SHAPED OR PLATE-LIKE ELEMENT

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a ring-shaped or plate-like element for a metal-sealing material-feedthrough for a plurality of
devices which are subjected to high pressures, said method comprising the steps of:
providing a blank made of a high grade steel and copper alloy;
subjecting said blank to a processing so that a feedthrough-opening is incorporated into said ring-shaped or plate-like element
created from said blank, said feedthrough-opening extending from a back side of said blank to a front side of said blank;

said processing of said blank including incorporation of a relief region having a height HF and extending from said back side
toward said front side, said relief region formed using a process of cold-forming the high grade steel and copper alloy;

said relief region having a diameter that is less than an overall diameter of said ring-shaped or plate-like element; and
said ring-shaped or plate-like element having a reduced thickness region DR in said relief region that is less than the overall
thickness D of said ring-shaped or plate-like element;

punching through said reduced thickness region DR to form said feedthrough-opening; and
inserting a sealing material into the feedthrough-opening;
said process of cold forming including the sub-steps of:
pressing a punch against one side of one of said ring-shaped or plate-like element; and
flowing a material of one of said ring-shaped or plate-like element around said punch;
said process of cold forming being carried out on the high grade steel and copper alloy which is configured with counter-opposing
physical properties of:

1) elasticity which is sufficient to allow the flowing of material around the punch; and
2) sufficient strength and rigidity to absorb ejection forces acting upon the sealing material of between about 1750 to 3000
Newtons.

US Pat. No. 9,662,862

GLASS SUBSTRATE STRIP

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A glass substrate strip, comprising:
a thin-glass substrate with a first surface and a second surface; and
a polymer strip that is in contact with the first and/or second surface of the thin-glass substrate, the thin-glass substrate
comprises an arrangement of at least two thin-glass segments, the polymer strip comprising an adherent foil, the thin-glass
segments having a thickness that is less than or equal to 350 ?m, the first and/or second surface having a squared average
roughness value that is less than or equal to 1 nanometer, and the polymer strip having the thin-glass segments being layered
in undulating fashion or being rolled up.

US Pat. No. 9,752,756

LED LIGHTING DEVICE COMPATIBLE WITH NIGHT VISION DEVICES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A lighting device for illuminating a control panel or a display with light that does not interfere with operation of a
night vision device whose spectral sensitivity is in a range of wavelengths above 600 nm, comprising:
a primary light source in form of one or more white LEDs whose emitted light is in an area of the u?v? diagram of the CIE-LUV
color space system above u?>0.19 and v?>0.46; and

an NIR filter in the near infrared comprising an absorbing filter glass in form of a volume filter having a descending light
transmission characteristic between 500 nm and 800 nm and having a thickness that provides for a sufficient blocking effect
in a range of wavelengths between 600 nm and 800 nm so that the NIR filter and the one or more white LED's produce filtered
light whose color coordinates are in an area with a radius of 0.04 around coordinates u?=0.19 and v?=0.49 of the u?v? diagram
of the CIE-LUV color space system.

US Pat. No. 10,874,007

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH CONSISTENT LIGHTING PROPERTIES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A lighting device for coordinated lighting, comprising:a plurality of spatially distributed lighting units, wherein each lighting unit has a light source, a first sensor, and a calibrating device, the calibration device having a storage unit, each of the lighting units being individually calibrated so that the calibrating device of the particular lighting unit has individual calibration values stored in the storage unit, wherein the individual calibration values represent value pairs of calibrated actual values and corresponding measurement values of the first sensor, wherein the calibrating device is equipped to receive measurement values of the first sensor, and, based on the measurement values, to form a corrected color and/or intensity value; and
a regulating device, which, based on the corrected color and/or intensity value, forms a control value with which the light sources of the lighting units are actuated in order to achieve a specified color and/or intensity value.

US Pat. No. 10,138,157

LEAD-THROUGH OR CONNECTING ELEMENT WITH IMPROVED THERMAL LOADING CAPABILITY

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A lead-through or connecting element, comprising:a carrier body comprising a high-temperature alloy;
a functional element;
an at least partially crystallized glass, wherein the at least partially crystallized glass is arranged either between a portion of the functional element and a portion of the carrier body or within the portion of the carrier body, wherein the carrier body subjects the at least partially crystallized glass to a compressive stress of greater than or equal to zero at a temperature range from at least 10° C. to more than 450° C.; and
an inversion temperature that corresponds to a maximum operating temperature with a deviation of +/?20%, wherein the maximum operating temperature is above 450° C.

US Pat. No. 9,069,107

ROD LENS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a rod lens having a light guiding element and a lens element, comprising the steps of:
providing a glass body made of a sealing glass having a sealing glass melting temperature (Tg1) and a sealing glass thermal expansion coefficient (CTE1);

providing a holder made of a material selected from the group consisting of holder glass, ceramic, glass ceramic, and metal,
the material having a holder melting temperature (Tg2, Tmeit3) that is higher than the sealing glass melting temperature (Tg1, and having a holder thermal expansion coefficient (CTE2) either close to the sealing glass thermal expansion coefficient (CTE1), or in case of a metallic holder a thermal expansion coefficient (CTE3) different from the sealing glass thermal expansion coefficient (CTE1);

combining the glass body of the sealing glass with the holder to ensure some mechanical support of the glass body by the holder,
with at least a portion of the glass body projecting beyond the holder;

melting the glass body at a temperature such that the portion of the glass body projecting beyond the holder is deformed into
a cap having a spherical surface, while the holder remains dimensionally stable to produce the rod lens; and

allowing the rod lens to cool down.

US Pat. No. 9,845,930

FIBER-OPTIC CONVERSION MODULE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A conversion module for converting shorter wavelength excitation light into longer wavelength converted light, comprising:
a converter arranged at an angle relative to a beam direction of the shorter wavelength excitation light and used for converting
the shorter wavelength excitation light into the longer wavelength converted light, for emitting useful light at a useful
radiation angle, the shorter wavelength excitation light having a part that is reflected into a region outside the useful
radiation angle;

a cooling element for accommodating the converter, the converter being mounted on a surface of the cooling element in a heat
conductive and mechanically stable connection; and

an exit window for useful light provided with a light stop for the part of the shorter wavelength excitation light that is
reflected into the region outside of the useful radiation angle of the useful light.

US Pat. No. 9,373,945

ELECTRICAL PENETRATION ARRANGEMENT FOR THE CONNECTION OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES IN CONTAINMENT STRUCTURES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An electrical penetration arrangement through a wall of a containment structure, comprising:
a) a pipe penetration disposed in the wall and penetrating the wall,
b) a pipe arranged axially within the pipe penetration, a first opening of the pipe being disposed outside the containment
structure and a second opening of the pipe being disposed inside the containment structure, so that the pipe connects the
interior and the surroundings of the containment structure;

c) at least one power feedthrough module arranged axially within the pipe with
i) two axially opposed ends,
ii) electrical conductors arranged axially between the ends, and
iii) a flange at each end fastening the power feedthrough module to the pipe;
d) at least one power feedthrough arranged at one end or at both ends of the power feedthrough module, the power feedthrough
i) having axially disposed conductors that are connectable to the electrical conductors of the power feedthrough module,
ii) having an electrically insulating, hermetically sealing material at each end fastening sealingly the power feedthrough
to the power feedthrough module, and

iii) being axially guided through the sealing material, so that the power feedthrough module forms axially a hermetically
sealing barrier avoiding gas exchange through the pipe;

e) a junction box fastened outside of the pipe having electrical cables which are fed through the junction box; and
f) connectors arranged between the power feedthrough module and the junction box, wherein
i) the connectors are formed as plug connectors, butt connectors, cable lugs, clamps, multipole connectors, or electrical
couplings,

ii) the connectors are disposed inside of the pipe, at a distance to the first opening of the pipe, and
iii) the connectors connect the electrical conductors inside of the power feedthrough module and the electrical cables of
the junction box outside of the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,037,117

TWO-DIMENSIONAL SENSOR ARRANGEMENT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A two-dimensional sensor arrangement for detecting locations in two or three dimensions for touch-sensitive touchpads or touchscreens, comprising:a sensing zone with a plurality of sensors arranged therein; and
a contact zone with a plurality of electrically conductive contact points arranged therein;
each of the sensors comprising a pair of electrodes consisting of a first electrode and a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode by an electrically insulating electrode interspace; and
electrical connections provided between the electrodes and the contact points such that each of the electrodes is connected to one of the contact points and each of the contact points is connected to one or more of the electrodes;
each of the contact points being connected either to one or more of the first electrodes or to one or more of the second electrodes so that a first and a second set of contact points is defined, the first set comprising those contact points which are connected to the one or more first electrodes, and the second set comprising those contact points which are connected to the one or more second electrodes;
wherein any defined pair consisting of one of the contact points of the first set and one of the contact points of the second set is connected as a pair to a pair of electrodes of not more than one of the sensors; and
wherein the electrical connections between the electrodes and the contact points are either direct connections or are provided in the form of an electrically conductive electrode conductor;
wherein the contact points, the electrode conductors, and the electrodes collectively form a plurality of electrically conductive conduction areas each one comprising one of the contact points and the electrodes and electrode conductors connected to the respective contact point;
wherein the conduction areas form a single-layered network;
wherein the sensor arrangement comprises a plurality of adjacent rows in each of which some of the sensors are arranged adjacent to each other;
the rows at least comprising one row R1, one row R2 adjacent to the row R1, one row R3 adjacent to the row R2, and one row R4 adjacent to the row R3;
wherein the first electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R1 and the first electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R4 are connected to a respective common contact point, which is designated as A;
wherein the first electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R2 and the first electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R3 are connected to a contact point different from the contact point designated as A;
wherein the second electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R1 and the second electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R4 are connected to respective different contact points which are designated as plurality B; and
wherein the second electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R2 and the second electrodes of the sensors arranged in the row R3 are connected to the contact points designated as plurality B.

US Pat. No. 9,885,548

RING-SHAPED OR PLATE-LIKE ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A metal-sealing material-feedthrough subject to high pressures in an igniter for one of an airbag and a belt tensioning
device, the metal-sealing material-feedthrough comprising:
a base body defining an element formed by a process of cold forming and having one of a ring-shape and a plate-like shape,
the element having a feedthrough opening substantially located in a center of the element and extending from a front side
of said element toward a rear side of said element;

a relief region formed in an area of said feedthrough opening at said rear side of said element located on a side of said
base body distal to said high pressures of said igniter, said relief region having a diameter that is greater than a diameter
of said feedthrough opening in a region adjacent to said relief region;

the element having an entire thickness (D) in the range of from 3.5 mm to 6 mm and at least one reduced thickness (DR) extending
between an edge of said relief region and said front side of said element, said at least one reduced thickness (DR) being
said entire thickness (D) reduced by a height (HF) of said relief region and the reduced thickness (DR) being in the range
from 1.4 mm to 4.5 mm;

the relief region being formed by a process of reshaping and the feedthrough opening being subsequently formed by the process
of punching said base body through said at least one reduced thickness (DR);

an insulating sealing material positioned in said feedthrough opening, whereas the insulating sealing material does not extend
over the entire thickness (D);

a first metal pin at least partly in said insulating sealing material and positioned in said feedthrough opening; and
a second metal pin, said second metal pin being a grounded pin conductively connected with said base body and not extending
into said feedthrough opening.

US Pat. No. 9,555,911

PROCESS FOR HANDLING OR PROCESSING CONTAINERS FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS AND CARRIER AND TRANSPORT OR PACKAGING CONTAINER THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A process for treatment or processing of a plurality of containers used for cosmetic, medical, or pharmaceutical applications,
each container of the plurality of containers having an open upper end and a closed bottom end at an opposite end thereof,
the plurality of containers being accommodated in a sealed transport or packaging container, the sealed transport or packaging
container comprising:
a flat supporting base, and
a box-shaped transport or packaging container having a bottom, a circumferential side wall, and an insertion opening opposite
to the closed bottom, wherein

the plurality of containers are disposed in a predetermined arrangement on the flat supporting base so that the closed bottom
ends of the plurality of containers rest directly on the flat supporting base, and

the box-shaped transport or packaging container is positioned upside down with the inserting opening on the flat supporting
base to provide the sealed transport or packaging container accommodating the plurality of containers,

the process comprising:
opening the sealed transport or packaging container accommodating the plurality of containers by removing the box-shaped transport
or packaging container so that the open upper ends of the plurality of containers supported on the flat supporting base are
exposed;

conveying the plurality of containers, while resting with the closed bottom ends directly on the flat supporting base, past
a processing station or through the processing station by a conveying device for treatment or processing of the plurality
of containers at the processing station or in the processing station without requiring the plurality of containers to be turned
over; and

putting the box-shaped transport or packaging container upside down with the inserting opening on the flat supporting base
after the treatment or processing of the plurality of containers to provide the sealed transport or packaging container in
which the plurality of processed or treated containers supported on the flat supporting base are accommodated.

US Pat. No. 9,388,069

COLOURED GLASSES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein the glass has a degree of crosslinking of at most 50%.

US Pat. No. 9,388,070

GLASS OR GLASS-CERAMIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A substrate, comprising:
a glass or glass ceramic substrate;
at least one partially inorganic layer disposed on the substrate, the at least one partially inorganic layer being patterned;
and

a metallic-looking layer disposed on the at least one partially inorganic layer,
wherein the substrate is a structure selected from the group consisting of a kitchen appliance, an architectural glazing,
and a consumer electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,862,633

TRANSPARENT LITHIUM GLASS-CERAMIC MATERIAL, PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a glass-ceramic material, comprising:
supporting a starting glass containing nucleating agents in a kiln on a support plate, the support plate having a contact
side in contact with the starting glass including at least one supply/removal line;

inducing a defined air moisture content in the kiln via the at least one supply/removal line;
subjecting the starting glass to a nucleation temperature in the range from 700 to 810° C. for a residence time between 3
and 120 minutes to form glass with nuclei;

heating the glass with nuclei from the nucleation temperature to a first ceramicization temperature of 810 to 880° C. at a
heating rate of 0.1 to 5.0 K/min to form at least partially ceramicized glass;

heating the at least partially ceramicized glass from the first ceramicization temperature to a second ceramicization temperature
of 880 and 970° C. and holding at the second ceramicization temperature, after heating, for between 1 and 45 minutes to form
the glass-ceramic material; and

cooling the glass-ceramic material from the second ceramicization temperature to below 600° C. at a cooling rate of at least
5 K/minute, wherein the glass-ceramic material has a vitreous surface zone and a crystalline interior region.

US Pat. No. 10,071,397

PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING WITH LUBRICATING FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a lubricating film on an inner surface of a pharmaceutical container, the method comprising:applying a silicone-free organic fluid as a film on the inner surface of the pharmaceutical container serving as a substrate for the lubricating film;
placing the pharmaceutical container in a vacuum reactor;
evacuating the vacuum reactor to evacuate a cavity of the pharmaceutical container;
generating an alternating electromagnetic field by an AC voltage source; and
introducing the alternating electromagnetic field into the cavity of the pharmaceutical container, a field strength thereof in a gas, which is present in or introduced into the evacuated cavity of the pharmaceutical container, being sufficient to cause a homogeneous low-pressure glow discharge under a pressure prevailing in the cavity of the pharmaceutical container;
wherein the film is subjected to gas particles ionized during the glow discharge and accelerated in the alternating electromagnetic field and to the electrons generated during ionization,
wherein the gas particles by virtue of their energy input break bonds in molecules of the film which as a result thereof cause crosslinking, so that a crosslinked lubricating film is produced, wherein with crosslinking a surface energy of the lubricating film is reduced,
wherein organic residues on the inner surface of the pharmaceutical container are removed by plasma in a surface pre-treatment prior to applying the silicone-free organic fluid,
wherein the pressure of the gas and the field strength of said alternating electromagnetic field are selected such that the glow discharge occurring in the cavity of the pharmaceutical container is abnormal and exhibits a current-voltage characteristic with a positive slope, the pressure of the gas being less than 100 millibars,
wherein an electrode is disposed in the cavity of the pharmaceutical container, and the alternating electromagnetic field is generated by applying an AC voltage between said electrode in the cavity of the pharmaceutical container and an outer electrode, and
wherein the electrode in the cavity is a hollow tube comprising at least one opening and a passage connected with the at least one opening through which the cavity is evacuated and process gas is removed during the low-pressure glow discharge treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,950,949

CONVERSION MATERIAL, PARTICULARLY FOR A WHITE OR COLORED LIGHT SOUCE COMPRISING A SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE, A METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AS WELL AS A LIGHT SOURCE COMPRISING SAID CONVERSION MATERIAL

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for the production of a conversion material for a white or colored light source comprising a semiconductor light source as primary light source, the method comprising the steps of:providing a glass matrix comprising an aluminum borosilicate glass with an yttrium fraction;
grinding the glass matrix into a glass powder with a grain size distribution of grain sizes d10?0.7 ?m, d50?3 ?m, and d90?150 ?m;
providing a luminophore powder;
mixing the glass powder and the luminophore powder to form a mixture;
pressing the mixture to form a pressed mixture;
sintering the pressed mixture to provide the conversion material; and
forming, after the sintering, a protective layer on an outer surface of the conversion material.

US Pat. No. 9,884,783

COATED GLASS CERAMIC PLATE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A coated glass ceramic cooking plate, comprising:
one face defining an utilization side;
an opposite face defining a lower surface; and
a multilayer coating including a metallic layer at the lower surface and a barrier layer covering the metallic layer, the
metallic layer being an alloy comprising chromium, iron, nickel, and silicon, and the barrier layer being an oxide of an alloy
comprising chromium, iron, nickel, and silicon, the alloy of the barrier layer having a silicon content of at least 2 atomic
percent, the barrier layer having a molar content of oxygen that is greater by at least a factor of 10 than a molar content
of oxygen of the metallic layer,

wherein the alloy of the metallic layer comprises the following components:
silicon: 2 to 5 atomic percent;
chromium: 22 to 28 atomic percent;
nickel: 15 to 21 atomic percent; and
iron: 48 to 56 atomic percent.

US Pat. No. 9,724,275

DISPERSIONS OF NANOSCALE DENTAL GLASS PARTICLES AND METHODS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A dispersion suitable for use as a precursor for a dental composite, comprising: a filler material and a matrix monomer
having at least one polymerizable group, the filler material comprising nanoscale mixed oxide particles that are sterically
stabilized by a sol stabilizer, the nanoscale mixed oxide particles including silicon, at least one metal M having an atomic
number Z >36 in oxidic form, and at least one covalently bound polymerizable group that is copolymerizable with the at least
one polymerizable group of the matrix monomer, wherein the nanoscale mixed oxide particles including the silicon and the metal
M have a formula: SiO2-MOx and/or SiO2-MOx-M?Oy, where M? is a metal having an atomic number Z >36 in oxidic form, wherein the nanoscale mixed oxide particles further comprising
at least one further organic group covalently bound thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,605,825

FIBER-OPTIC CONVERSION MODULE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A fiber-optic conversion module, comprising:
at least one optical fiber having a light input end adapted for being connected to an associated excitation light source and
a light exit end adapted for emitting excitation light to a light spot in a predetermined beam direction;

a converter arranged at an angle relative to the predetermined beam direction and used for converting shorter wavelength excitation
light from the associated excitation light source into longer wavelength converted light and for emitting mixed useful light
emanating from the light spot and spreading into a region of a useful radiation angle with a part of the excitation light
being reflected at the converter into a region outside the useful radiation angle;

a light exit head for supporting the light exit end of the at least one optical fiber and the converter;
a cooling element for accommodating the converter in a heat conductive and mechanically stable connection with the light exit
head; and

an exit window for useful light provided with a light stop for excitation light directly reflected at the converter outside
the region of the useful radiation angle of the useful light.

US Pat. No. 9,914,660

SENSITIZED, PHOTO-SENSITIVE GLASS AND ITS PRODUCTION

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A sensitized, photo-structurable glass, comprising:
Si4+, a crystal-agonist, a crystal-antagonist, and a pair of nucleating agents,

wherein the crystal-agonist is selected from the group consisting of Na+, K+, Li+, and any combinations thereof,

wherein the crystal-antagonist is selected from the group consisting of Al3+, B3+, Zn2+, Sn2+, Sb3+, and any combinations thereof,

wherein the pair of nucleating agents comprises cerium and an agent selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, copper,
and any combinations thereof,

wherein the crystal-agonists have a molar proportion in cat.-% in relation to a molar proportion of Si4+ of at least 0.3 and at most 0.85,

wherein the glass has a cooling state that corresponds to a steady cooling from a first temperature to a second temperature
with a cooling rate of at most 200° C./h, the first temperature being at least above a glass transition temperature of the
glass and the second temperature is at least 150° C. below the first temperature, and

wherein the glass has a transmittance value of at least 0.2% at a wavelength of 260 nm and a sample thickness of 1 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,862,519

SUPPORTING STRUCTURE FOR CONCURRENTLY SUPPORTING A PLURALITY OF CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A supporting structure for concurrently supporting a plurality of containers having a predetermined length, the containers
being used for the storage of substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications or contain such substances and
each container having an upper end and a lower end, the supporting structure comprising
a carrier having a plurality of supporting means and being configured to support and retain the containers on the carrier
when in a first orientation and when in a second orientation opposite to the first orientation, wherein the supporting means
comprises a protrusion that extends from a respective aperture of the carrier, wherein the protrusion is resilient and configured
to pivot or flap away during insertion of the container into the aperture and supports the container in both the first orientation
and the second orientation,

wherein the supporting structure is formed in two parts comprising the carrier and a frame on which the carrier can be supported
in a first carrier orientation or in a second carrier orientation opposite to the first carrier orientation,

wherein when the containers are supported on the carrier in the first orientation and the carrier is supported on the frame
in the first carrier orientation, the upper ends of the containers are arranged at a first distance to an upper rim of the
frame,

wherein when the containers are supported on the carrier in the second orientation and the carrier is supported on the frame
in the second carrier orientation, the lower ends of the containers are arranged at a second distance to the upper rim of
the frame,

wherein the first distance is equal or substantially equal to the second distance, and
wherein the upper ends and/or lower ends of the containers are accessible for a further processing of the containers, while
they are supported on the carrier in the first orientation and in the second orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,073,206

APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING A FIBER OPTIC OR RIGID LIGHT GUIDE TO A LIGHT SOURCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An apparatus for connecting a fiber optic or rigid light guide to a light source, wherein one end of the fiber optic or rigid light guide is connected to a ferrule having a contact surface, the apparatus comprising:a connecting element that is connectable to the light source and can be inserted into the ferrule, the connecting element comprising a number of radially movable fastening portions, wherein the number of radially movable fastening portions are radially biased and cooperate with the contact surface when the ferrule is inserted into the connecting element to apply a first retention force to the contact surface; and
a fixing element that can be positioned to cooperate with the number of radially movable fastening portions so that a second retention force, which is greater than the first retention force, is applied to the contact surface.

US Pat. No. 9,927,130

GLASS CERAMIC COOKTOP WITH KNOB PATTERN

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A glass ceramic cooktop, comprising:a glass ceramic plate having an upper side with a smooth upper surface, and a lower side with a lower surface comprising a knob pattern on the lower surface, and a peripheral edge on the lower side; and
heating elements arranged below the glass ceramic plate;
wherein the peripheral edge on the lower side is a ground and polished flat facet inclined at an inclination angle relative to the lower surface, wherein the peripheral edge adjacent the lower surface is knob-free and is a display area for the glass ceramic cooktop.
US Pat. No. 9,815,734

SOLARIZATION-STABLE UV BAND-PASS FILTER

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


a ratio of amounts of NiO to CoO that is at least 3.

US Pat. No. 9,701,576

COATED GLASS OR GLASS CERAMIC SUBSTRATE WITH HAPTIC PROPERTIES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A coated glass or glass ceramic substrate, comprising:
a substrate;
a layer covering an area of said substrate, the layer being comprised of a layer-forming material including at least partially
melted glass flow particles and texturing particles, the texturing particles having a melting point above a burning-in temperature
of the layer-forming material so that the texturing particles are embedded in the layer in a manner that retains an initial
outer contour of the texturing particles with the texturing particles partially protruding from the layer, the layer-forming
material comprising in wt. % Al2O3 0-25 and SiO2 6-65,

wherein the texturing particles are polysiloxane-based particles,
wherein the layer has an average layer thickness at locations without the texturing particles that ranges from about 0.1 ?m
to about 20 ?m,

wherein the texturing particles produce a haptically perceptible texture that has a surface roughness value from 0.2 ?m to
1.2 ?m, and

wherein the initial outer contour of the texturing particles comprise substantially edgeless and/or rounded outer contours
to cause a velvety perception of the layer.

US Pat. No. 10,023,489

SHAPED GLASS ARTICLE HAVING A PREDEFINED GEOMETRY PRODUCED WITHOUT USING A MOLD, METHOD AND USE OF THE SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing, without a mold, a shaped glass article having a predefined geometry, the method comprising at least the steps of:providing a starting glass;
supporting the starting glass;
heating a portion of the starting glass so as to obtain, in the portion, a predetermined spatial viscosity distribution of the starting glass from 109 to 104 dPa·s, and so that at points where the starting glass is supported a viscosity of the starting glass does not fall below 1013 dPa·s, wherein the heating is accomplished using at least one laser beam; and
deforming the portion through action of a predetermined contact-free external force until the predefined geometry of the shaped glass article is obtained, wherein the portion is raised or lowered with respect to surrounding regions so that a local elevation or depression is obtained,
wherein the predetermined spatial viscosity distribution is adjusted by causing a power level of the at least one laser beam to decrease from an edge of the portion towards a center of the portion,
wherein, by controlling the predetermined spatial viscosity distribution, the predetermined contact-free external force deforms the portion so that a minimum curvature radius at the edge is smaller than the minimum curvature radius in the center, and
wherein the center is convex when the portion is the local elevation and is concave when the portion is the local depression.

US Pat. No. 9,784,655

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE FRACTURE STRENGTH OF THE MARGINS OF THIN SHEETS OF BRITTLE-FRACTURE MATERIAL

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for examining the fracture strength of a flat sample made of brittle-fracture material, comprising:
providing in the flat sample having a first lateral face, a second lateral face, and at least one margin, the first lateral
face lying opposite to the second lateral face;

pressing a section of the flat sample against a template surface of a dimensionally stable template having a defined curvature
so that the defined curvature of the template surface is imposed on the section so that the section is subjected to a tensile
stress o along the at least one margin;

repeating the pressing step with template surfaces having successively reduced bending radii until the flat sample breaks;
and

evaluating a tensile stress o or at which bending radius the flat sample has broken.

US Pat. No. 10,035,725

X-RAY AND GAMMA-RAY SHIELDING GLASS

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An X-ray and gamma-ray shielding glass, comprising the following components in weight-%:10-35% SiO2;
60-70% PbO;
0-8% B2O3;
0-10% Al2O3;
0-10% Na2O;
0-10% K2O;
0-0.3% As2O3;
0-2% Sb2O3;
0-6% BaO; and
0.05-2% ZrO2.

US Pat. No. 9,799,860

FEED-THROUGH

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein said glass material is free of lead except for contaminants.

US Pat. No. 9,738,828

OPTICAL CONVERTER FOR HIGH LUMINANCES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A converter for producing colored or white light from blue excitation light, comprising:
a converter body having an excitation face and an opposite face, the spacing therebetween defining the thickness of the converter
body, the converter body comprising a cerium doped optoceramic converter material selected from the group consisting of a
YAG ceramic, a LuAG ceramic, and a magnesium-aluminum ceramic, wherein the optoceramic converter material has a degree of
cerium doping and is sintered at a temperature that are sufficient to provide an embedded grain structure in the doped optoceramic
material which exhibits scattering to obtain an emission spot of a common size as a cross section of a light beam of the excitation
light, to obtain a remission factor of longer wavelength light of 600 nm wavelength of Remission>0.6, and to obtain a quantum efficiency QE of greater than 0.80.

US Pat. No. 9,574,262

SCRATCH-RESISTANT COATINGS, SUBSTRATES HAVING SCRATCH-RESISTANT COATINGS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A coated substrate comprising:
a substrate; and
a coating for enhanced scratch resistance, the coating comprising at least one high refractive index transparent hard material
layer, wherein the hard material layer includes crystalline aluminum nitride and wherein the aluminum nitride has a hexagonal
crystal structure exhibiting a predominant (001) preferred orientation of at least one of the following:

x(001)=I(001)/(I(001)+I(100)), and

y(001)=I(001)/(I(001)+I(101)),
as determined by an XRD measurement of the coating, that is greater than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 9,890,292

SOL-GEL INK AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a sol-gel ink to be processed by screen printing, the method comprising:
preparing a sol-gel precursor from inorganic irregularly shaped particles as a filler, a first hydrolyzable silane RnSiX(4-n), and a further hydrolyzable silane SiX4, wherein R is an aliphatic or aromatic radical and X is a hydrolytically cleavable group;

removing volatile solvents that are generated during hydrolysis and condensation of the sol-gel precursor;
mixing into a dispersion a solvent having a boiling point above 120° C. and the sol-gel precursor, to form a sol,
adjusting the sol to a ROR value that is a molar ratio of water to hydrolyzable groups of less than 0.45; and
adding pigments,
wherein the inorganic irregularly shaped particles have a fractal dimension from 2.0 to 3.0.

US Pat. No. 9,834,472

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A GLASS CERAMIC WITH A PREDEFINED TRANSMITTANCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a lithium aluminosilicate glass ceramic article, comprising the steps of:
providing a mixture for lithium aluminosilicate glass ceramics, the mixture including a coloring agent comprising vanadium
oxide, the coloring agent absorbing light in the lithium aluminosilicate glass ceramic in the visible spectral range between
450 and 750 nanometers;

melting the mixture and producing a glass precursor;
ceramizing the glass precursor to obtain the glass ceramic article;
determining a proportion of a decoloring agent to be added to the mixture based on a desired transmittance of the glass ceramic
article in the visible spectral range between 450 and 750 nanometers, the desired transmittance being greater than 2.5%; and

adding, before or during melting, the proportion of the decoloring agent to the mixture, the decoloring agent comprising iron
oxide, the decoloring agent reducing absorptivity of the coloring agent in at least a sub-region of the visible spectral range
upon ceramization so as to compensate for a reduction in the transmittance of the glass ceramic article in the visible spectral
range between 450 and 750 nanometers due to absorption of light by the coloring agent,

wherein the mixture has a ratio of a total content of tin oxide and titanium oxide to a total content of the iron oxide and/or
cerium oxide that comprises (M(SnO2)+0.1*M(TiO2))/(M(Fe2O3)+M(CeO2))<4, wherein M denotes an amount of the oxide, in percent by weight, and wherein the total content of the iron oxide is from
greater than 0.3 to 0.6 weight percent on an oxide basis.

US Pat. No. 9,700,682

DEVICE FOR RETAINING AND STORING LIQUID MEDIA AND METHOD OF EXPELLING THE LIQUID MEDIA

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A device for retaining and storing liquid medium, the device comprising:
a syringe body;
a container which is at least one of a retention container and a storage container, said container being a vial having a solid
bottom;

a closure element for said container;
at least one needle for expelling said liquid media from the device;
at least one needle retraction device coupled with said at least one needle and configured to pull said at least one needle
back into said syringe body from an exposed position; and

a pushing device configured to move said container in a substantially axial direction in said syringe body and along at least
a portion of said at least one needle by acting upon said solid bottom of said container.

US Pat. No. 9,643,882

BOROSILICATE GLASS HAVING IMPROVED HYDROLYTIC RESISTANCE FOR PREFERRED USE IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


US Pat. No. 10,231,309

CONTROLLED COLOR LIGHT SOURCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A light source, comprising:at least two semiconductor light-emitting elements, the semiconductor light-emitting elements emitting light of different color;
a light guide into which the light is, at least partially, injected, the light guide being configured so that the light exits laterally from the light guide, the light guide having a longitudinal extension and an end face;
a light sensor arranged to receive the light injected by the semiconductor light-emitting elements into the light guide and laterally exiting therefrom, wherein the light sensor is spaced along the longitudinal extension by a distance of between the light sensor and the end face; and
an electronic control unit configured to accumulate sensor signals from the light sensor over an integration time interval of the brightness, determine a difference by comparing the accumulated signals with a target value or target range, change the brightness of the semiconductor light-emitting elements in response to the difference, and change the integration time interval in response to either the difference or a change in the target value or target range;
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to respond to the change in the target value or target range by pre-adjusting the brightness based on stored values and by subsequently adjusting a color location based on the difference between the sensor signals and the target value or target range.

US Pat. No. 10,044,010

FEEDTHROUGH

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

20. A feedthrough for a storage device, comprising:at least one base body, wherein the base body has at least one opening, said base body one of including and consisting of at least one of a light metal and a light metal alloy;
at least one conductor in an electrically insulated material one of comprising and consisting of a sealing glass fed through said at least one opening, said sealing glass being material bonded with at least one of said base body and said conductor, wherein said sealing glass one of includes and consists of titanium glass, and wherein said electrically insulating material consists of a multi-layer structure having a top layer, said top layer one of including and consisting of said titanate glass positioned toward an outside of said storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,789,666

BULLET RESISTANT LAMINATED GLASS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A bullet-resistant laminated glass having at least three sheets of glass, wherein one of the glass sheets faces the impact
side (A) as a cover sheet, and one glass sheet that faces away from the impact side (A) is formed as a closure sheet, wherein
one or more intermediate sheets are disposed between the cover sheet and the closure sheet, wherein the glass sheets are connected
to one another by composite layers, which are formed by flexible and dimensionally unstable films and/or cast compounds, and
wherein the closure sheet is formed as a thermally or chemically pre-stressed glass sheet, wherein the cover sheet and the
one or more intermediate sheets are composed of non-pre-stressed glass, wherein the thermally pre-stressed closure sheet is
selected and has the ratio (x) between the thickness of the closure sheet and the tensile bending strength of the closure
sheet in the range between 1:15?x?1:50, or wherein the chemically pre-stressed closure sheet is selected and has the ratio
(x) between the thickness of the closure sheet and a tensile bending strength of the closure sheet in the range between 1:50?x?1:1000,
and wherein the closure sheet has a thickness in the range of 4 to 10 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,012,562

METHOD FOR DETERMINING TIME-DELAYED CHANGES OF TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT OR STRESS-DEPENDENT PHYSICAL QUANTITIES OF A GLASS OR A GLASS CERAMIC

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for determining time-delayed changes of temperature-dependent or stress-dependent physical quantities of a glass or a glass ceramic material, which depend on the relaxation state of the glass or glass ceramic, the method comprising:measuring a deformation of the glass or glass ceramic material at least twice with different rates of change in temperature and/or with a mechanical stress as a function of time, wherein the measurements are carried out at temperatures of not higher than 100 K below a glass transition temperature of the glass or glass ceramic material; and
determining a plurality of relaxation times of the glass or glass ceramic material for a reference temperature;
determining weighting factors, which represent a weight of the relaxation times in the relaxation of the glass or the glass ceramic material; and
calculating a time-delayed change of a temperature-dependent or stress-dependent physical quantity as a function of a predefined temperature change or stress change based on the relaxation times and weighting factors.
US Pat. No. 9,919,950

LOW-BORON ZIRCONIUM-FREE NEUTRAL GLASS HAVING AN OPTIMIZED ALKALI METAL RATIO

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein the neutral glass is free of zirconium.

US Pat. No. 9,896,372

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCORING THIN GLASS AND SCORED THIN GLASS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for scoring a sheet of thin glass along an intended score line for the purpose of score and break separation,
comprising the steps of:
providing the sheet of thin glass on a worktable of a machine tool, the machine tool comprising a scoring tool, a drivable
feed slide, and a parallel rocker, the parallel rocker comprising biasing leaf springs having first ends connected to the
drivable feed slide and second ends connected to the scoring tool, the parallel rocker being deflected by displacement of
the drivable feed slide along an axis that is perpendicular to the sheet of thin glass;

placing the scoring tool on the sheet of thin glass with a scoring force component along the axis;
drawing the scoring tool on the sheet of thin glass along the intended score line;
measuring, while drawing the scoring tool, the scoring force component by an extent of deflection of the parallel rocker;
and

adjusting the scoring force component, while drawing the scoring tool, based on the measured scoring force component.

US Pat. No. 9,614,199

FEEDTHROUGH

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A feedthrough through a housing component of a housing, the feedthrough comprising:
a material which is a glass material or a ceramic material; and
at least one conductor embedded in said material and guided through an opening in the housing component, said at least one
conductor having a cross section and at least two sections including a first section having a first substantially round cross
section with a diameter (ID) in a region of the feedthrough through said material and a second section having a second substantially
non-round cross section, said at least one conductor being a one-part component, said first substantially round cross section
having a first cross-sectional area which is substantially the same as a second cross-sectional area of said second substantially
non-round cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,011,381

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR THE TREATMENT OR PROCESSING OF CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A process for sealing containers that contain substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, comprisingconveying the containers, by means of a conveyor, past at least one processing station or pass it for the treatment or processing while the containers are held by a carrier in a regular arrangement,
filling the containers with the substance while the containers are held by the carrier,
pushing caps onto the upper rims of the containers so that the internal volumes of the containers communicate with the environment via the caps positioned on the upper rims of the containers while the containers are held by the carrier,
subjecting the containers to a freeze-drying process while being held by the carrier by bringing the bottoms of the containers, that are freely and completely accessible from the underside of the carrier, into direct contact with a cooling surface or a cooling finger of a freeze-dryer, wherein the internal volumes of the containers communicate with the environment via the caps positioned on the upper rims of the containers, and
displacing the caps and the containers in axial direction relative to each other after the freeze-drying process to press down the caps onto the containers while the bottoms of the containers are supported on a supporting surface for sealing the containers with the caps.

US Pat. No. 9,977,180

PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER, IN PARTICULAR SINGLE-MODE FIBER FOR THE IR WAVELENGTH RANGE, AND PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A photonic crystal fiber, for the transmission of electromagnetic radiation in the IR wavelength range >1 ?m, comprising:a hollow core having a diameter D and a plurality of hollow bodies that are arranged around the hollow core, wherein the hollow core comprises a chalcogenide glass,
wherein the hollow bodies are arranged so that diameter D is greater than 20 ?m, and
wherein the hollow bodies have a cross-sectional diameter d, and are spaced apart at a distance a, so that a deviation of the spacing a and/or diameter d is less than 10%,
wherein the spacing a is such that a ratio a/? is greater than or equal to 1, wherein ? is the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation that is to be transmitted,
wherein the diameter d is in the range from 0.90 a to 0.98 a, and
wherein the photonic crystal fiber exhibits a damping for the transmission of electromagnetic radiation that is <2 dB/m.

US Pat. No. 9,956,322

MEDICAL GLASS ELEMENT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An element introducible into or attachable on a human or animal body, comprising an electronic component casing including at least a portion thereof of a material selected from the group consisting of glass, glass ceramic, ceramic, and any combinations thereof, wherein the material inhibits the formation of biofilms, and wherein the material comprises at least: SiO2 in a range from 60 to 75 wt % and ZnO in a range from 1 to 7 wt %.
US Pat. No. 9,952,378

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND OPTICAL DISPLAY WITH BACKLIGHTING

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A light guide plate for guiding visible light, comprising a glass having two parallel lateral faces and at least one edge face that serves as a light-input face, the glass comprising a composition that includes B2O3 and SiO2, wherein the composition has a total content of B2O3 and SiO2 that is at least 70 weight percent, a total content of metal oxides of divalent metals that is less than 3 weight percent, a ratio of iron ions Fe2+/Fe3+ that is less than 0.05, and a content of Al2O3 that is between 1 weight percent and 5 weight percent, and wherein the glass has an internal transmittance that is at least 90 percent for white light for a light path length of 100 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 9,667,052

MATCHED SEAL FEEDTHROUGH

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A matched seal feedthrough comprising:
a support body having at least one passage opening, wherein the support body has a first coefficient of thermal expansion
?1;

at least one functional element; and
an electrical insulation fixing material consisting of a glass material, wherein the fixing material has a second coefficient
of thermal expansion ?2, and the second coefficient of thermal expansion ?2 is substantially the same as the first coefficient of thermal expansion ?1;

wherein the at least one functional element has an outside circumferential surface and is held in the at least one passage
opening by the fixing material, the outside circumferential surface includes at least partially a coating with at least one
of nickel and nickel alloy resulting in a coated region and an uncoated region of the outside circumferential surface, and
the fixing material covers the coated and uncoated region at least partially.

US Pat. No. 10,254,535

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM COMPRISING HETEROGENEOUS FIBER ARRANGEMENT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An illumination system, comprising:an optical element; and
at least one spatial fiber arrangement formed from a multiplicity of individual fibers and having a distal end and a proximal end, the multiplicity of individual fibers being separated into a first region (A), a second region (B), and a third region (C), the first region (A) being separated from the second region (B) by the third region (C), the individual fibers in the second region (B) having a smaller active diameter in comparison with the individual fibers of the first region (A), the optical element being at the distal end and being assigned to at least to the second region (B), the individual fibers in the first, second, and third regions (A, B, C) are joined so that the fiber arrangement is a rigid fiber rod, the individual fibers in the third region (C) suppressing stray light transfers between the first and second regions (A, B).

US Pat. No. 10,124,928

HOLDING STRUCTURE FOR CONCURRENTLY HOLDING A PLURALITY OF CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS AS WELL AS TRANSPORT OR PACKAGING CONTAINER COMPRISING THE SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A holding structure for concurrently holding a plurality of necked containers for substances for cosmetic, medical, or pharmaceutical applications, said necked containers having a constricted neck portion near an upper end thereof that merges into an expanded upper rim, said holding structure comprising:a carrier having a plurality of apertures or receptacles into which the containers can be inserted; and
holding tabs for holding the containers in the apertures or receptacles,
wherein at least two of the holding tabs are associated with each of the apertures or receptacles of the holding structure, are disposed at an edge of the apertures or receptacles of the holding structure and protrude from an upper side of the carrier for holding the respective container,
wherein the holding tabs are configured to resiliently pivot or fold back as the containers are inserted into the apertures or receptacles, and
wherein the holding tabs are matched to the containers such that the containers are held by the holding tabs with a radial clearance in the regions of the constricted neck portions, so that all holding tabs associated with a respective aperture or receptacle never touch the constricted neck portion of the container to be held at the same time.

US Pat. No. 9,999,696

COMPACT SYSTEM WITH HIGH HOMOGENEITY OF THE RADIATION FIELD

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A system for treating gasses and/or liquids with radiation or for detecting radiation in gasses and/or liquids, comprising:at least one optical system;
a reactor, said reactor being in the form of a cylindrical hollow body having a first pair of lateral surfaces and a second pair of lateral surfaces connected to said first pair of lateral surfaces;
a connecting part connecting said second pair of lateral surfaces;
an inlet part connecting said first pair lateral surfaces, said inlet part is in the form of a radiation-transparent region in the form of a radiation-transparent window provided at said inlet part of said reactor, said radiation-transparent window extending across a full length of the reactor;
an interior chamber which is open at a front end and at a rear end and through which a medium flows or in which a medium is present;
said reactor being designed at least partially as a first reflector which reflects radiation emitted by or for said at least one optical system;
said reactor being divided into a first functional region associated with said first pair of lateral surfaces and at least one second functional region associated with said second pair of lateral surfaces and connected to said first functional region, said first functional region being located nearer to said at least one optical system than said at least one second functional region;
said first functional region and said at least one second functional region being configured so that
the distance between said first pair of lateral surfaces located opposite one another within said first functional region increases so that radiation therein can spread substantially unimpeded and
the distance between said second pair lateral surfaces located opposite one another within said at least one second functional region decreases continuously with increasing distance to said at least one optical system so that overlays of said radiation occur.

US Pat. No. 9,963,259

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR THE TREATMENT OR PROCESSING OF CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A process for the treatment or processing of containers that serve for storing, or contain, substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, the process comprising:conveying a plurality of the containers automatically, via a conveyor, past at least one processing station for the treatment or processing, wherein the plurality of containers is conveyed by the conveyor while being held by a carrier in a regular arrangement;
raising the containers to a raised position by a vertical displacement device for the treatment or processing at or in the processing station; and
after the treatment or processing, lowering the containers with respect to the carrier to be held again on the carrier in the regular arrangement by a negative pressure,
wherein the negative pressure acts on a bottom portion of the containers via supporting surfaces provided at an upper end of the vertical displacement device, on which the bottom portions of the containers rest in the raised position when raising the containers, and via suction caps provided in the supporting surfaces, which abut against the bottom portions of the containers.

US Pat. No. 9,908,730

METHOD FOR FURTHER PROCESSING THIN GLASS AND THIN GLASS PRODUCED BY SUCH METHOD

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for further processing a thin glass, comprising:
subjecting the thin glass to a tensile stress ?app smaller than


wherein ?a is a mean value of a tensile stress at break for fractures in a surface of samples of the thin glass under bending stress,

wherein ?e is a mean value of a tensile stress at break for fractures emanating from an edge of the samples,

wherein Lref is an edge length of the samples and Aref is a surface area of the samples,

wherein ?e and ?a denote standard deviations of the mean values ?e and ?a, respectively, and

wherein Aapp is a surface area of the thin glass, Lapp is a summated edge length of opposite edges of the thin glass, and ? is a predefined maximum fracture rate within a period
of time of at least half a year.

US Pat. No. 9,577,416

ELECTRICAL FEED-THROUGH AND THE USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A feed-through for conducting through electric currents, comprising:
a flange with an upper side, an under side, and a through-opening with an inner wall, the through-opening extending from the
upper side to the underside of the flange; and

a conductor for electric current arranged within the through-opening by at least one electrically insulating insulation component,
the at least one electrically insulating insulation component being connected to the flange so that the through-opening is
sealed off,

wherein the at least one insulation component is flush with the upper side and/or the underside and/or is set back from the
upper side and/or the underside in the through-opening, and

wherein the conductor consists, at least in a core region, of a cobalt-iron alloy having a cobalt content of 68 to 84% by
weight.

US Pat. No. 9,522,752

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING CONTAINERS FOR STORING SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A process for the treatment or processing of containers,
which serve for storing substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications or contain such substances, wherein
the containers are open at one end and are conveyed automatically, by a conveyor, to processing stations or pass them for
the treatment or processing, in which

a plurality of containers are conveyed by the conveyor while the containers are supported by a supporting structure in a regular
two-dimensional array, wherein the supporting structure comprises a plurality of openings or receptacles, which define the
regular array, and wherein bottoms of the containers are freely accessible at their closed ends from a first side of said
supporting structure,

wherein one processing station of the processing stations is a freeze-dryer having at least one cooling plane, in which a
freeze-drying process is carried out, wherein the container have bottoms that are in direct contact with a respective cooling
plane during the freeze-drying process in said freeze-dryer while the containers are supported by the supporting structure
or are accommodated in the openings or receptacles of the supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,562,808

HIGHLY CRYSTALLINE LITHIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE GLASS-CERAMIC AND ITS USE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein the highly crystalline lithium aluminium silicate glass-ceramic is a transparent glass-ceramic having high-quartz mixed crystals as main crystal phase, and
wherein the highly crystalline lithium aluminium silicate glass-ceramic, when in the form of the transparent glass-ceramic, has a phase content of the high-quartz mixed crystals of between 78 to 83%, and
wherein the highly crystalline lithium aluminium silicate glass-ceramic is free of additions of Nd2O3.

US Pat. No. 9,878,108

SYRINGE BODY/NEEDLE ASSEMBLY

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A syringe body and needle assembly, comprising:
a syringe body having a nozzle that has an opening;
a needle fixed to a region of the syringe body or the nozzle of the syringe body so that the needle extends from the opening
of the nozzle and in communication with an interior of the syringe body; and

a connecting body hermetically sealing the needle to the region, the connecting body comprising a first material provided
in the region, the first material absorbing more electromagnetic radiation within a wavelength range than a second material
from which the syringe body is made of, wherein the needle is fused into the first material which absorbs more electromagnetic
radiation, wherein, in the wavelength range of the electromagnetic radiation, the first material has a total energy absorption
in a single pass of the radiation that is at least 10% A higher than that of the second material of the syringe body, and
wherein the connecting body comprises doped glass.

US Pat. No. 9,759,532

RING-SHAPED OR PLATE-LIKE ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method of producing a base body for a metal-sealing material-feedthrough, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a blank from a wire-shaped material for processing, said wire-shaped material being made of a high grade steel and
copper alloy;

processing said blank by a process of cold-forming including compression and compaction to reshape said blank into an element
having one of a ring-shape and a plate-shape, said element having a front side and a rear side;

pressing said element against a punch, whereby the material of said element surrounds said punch in order to incorporate a
relief region at said rear side of the element which is characterized by a reduced thickness,

punching said element formed from said processing step to incorporate a feedthrough opening extending from said front side
of the element to said rear side of the element and being located within the relief region.

US Pat. No. 9,656,913

TRANSPARENT LAMINATE WHICH INHIBITS PUNCTURE BY PROJECTILES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A transparent laminate comprising:
at least one chemically prestressed pane, where the at least one chemically prestressed pane has a thickness, a compressive
stress (CS) of a prestressed surface layer, a thickness of the prestressed surface layer, and a tensile stress (CT) in an
interior, wherein the tensile stress (CT) is greater than 0 and less than the compressive stress (CS) divided by 50, wherein
the at least one chemically prestressed pane has a compressive stress (CS) of 400 MPa or more.

US Pat. No. 10,442,723

BOROSILICATE GLASS WITH LOW BRITTLENESS AND HIGH INTRINSIC STRENGTH, THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND THE USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

as well as a total of 0-5.0 wt % of further components,wherein the proportions of the components are chosen in such a way that a weighted crosslinking index, that is, the mean number n of constraints per atom, given by
has a value greater than 2.9,wherein N is a total number of constraints per mole and NA is Avogadro's number and c(SiO2), c(Al2O3), and c(B2O3) refer to the molar concentrations of SiO2, Al2O3, and B2O3, the c(Mi2O) values refer to the molar concentrations of the alkali oxides Mi2O present, and the c(MiO) values refer to the molar proportions of the alkaline earth oxides present, and wherein the ratio

where the K(M-O), M=Si, Al, B are the degrees of covalence of the respective M-O bonds of the components SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, where:
a degree of covalence of 0.5527 for SiO2,
a degree of covalence of 0.6126 for B2O3, and
a degree of covalence of 0.4329 for Al2O3, and wherein the ed(M-O) values are the respective, cation-related dissociation energies of the components SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3 and are given as: 1864 kJ/mol for SiO2, 1572.5 kJ/mol for B2O3, and 1537 kJ/mol for Al2O3.

US Pat. No. 10,209,838

OPERATING PANEL FOR A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE WITH AT LEAST ONE USER INTERFACE, HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE OPERATING PANEL WITH USER INTERFACE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

7. An operating panel for a household appliance with at least one user interface, comprising:a planar support with an outer support surface facing an external region;
a planar glass or glass-ceramic substrate with an outer substrate surface facing the external region and an opposite-lying inner substrate surface facing away from the external region and facing the outer support surface;
a display element affixed to the support for luminous indication of information on the outer support surface; and
a sensor arrangement having at least two sensors, each of the at least two sensors comprising at least one electrode, the at least two sensors being disposed on the inner substrate surface and being configured for interaction with a user located in the external region,
wherein the at least one electrode comprises a first electrode and a second electrode distanced laterally from the first electrode by a gap,
wherein the at least one user interface comprises two user interfaces and wherein at least two of the first electrodes of the two user interfaces are interconnected, and
wherein the electrodes of the sensors are disposed in a sensor matrix, which is formed as a bipartite graph, wherein the bipartite graph for one user interface is a 1:N or 2:N graph and for paired user interfaces (10) is a 2:N graph, and the second electrodes form N second nodes of a second node set, and wherein the first electrodes form 2 nodes of a first node set, and wherein the edges of the graph are formed by the gaps between the first and second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,343,249

SHEET GLASS PRODUCT WITH INCREASED EDGE STRENGTH AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A sheet glass element comprising:two opposite parallel faces;
an edge connecting the two faces;
a thickness between the two faces of at most 700 ?m, the edge having an edge surface portion that is convexly curved, so that at least one of the two faces merges into the edge surface portion, the edge surface portion having a curved arc with a length that is at least 1/30 of the thickness; and
indentations in the edge surface portion, the indentations having a form of furrows with a length greater than a width and a depth thereof, the depth being at least 10 nm and at most 5 ?m, wherein, due to the furrows, existing or emerging cracks will influence each other so that stress intensity at ends of the cracks is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,064,787

SUPPORTING STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS AS WELL AS TRANSPORT AND PACKAGING CONTAINER COMPRISING THE SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A supporting structure for supporting a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, each container having a constricted neck portion near an open end thereof,the supporting structure comprising:
a flat, rectangular-shaped carrier having a plurality of apertures or receptacles and
a plurality of supporting members releasably coupled to the flat, rectangular-shaped carrier, wherein each supporting member is formed as a strip and extends in the direction of a longitudinal side of the flat, rectangular-shaped carrier,
wherein the supporting members support the containers, when the containers are positioned in the supporting structure, to said flat, rectangular-shaped carrier by a positive-fit that is formed by coupling the respective supporting member with the flat, rectangular-shaped carrier so that the containers are supported on the flat, rectangular-shaped carrier and extend into the apertures or receptacles of the flat, rectangular-shaped carrier, and wherein the containers are retained at the supporting members in axial direction by a positive-fit engagement of the supporting members in the region of the constricted neck portion and below an expanded upper rim following the constricted neck portion.

US Pat. No. 10,040,713

GLASS FILM WITH SPECIALLY FORMED EDGE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a glass film having at least one stepped longitudinal edge, comprising the steps of:drawing a glass film having a heated portion with a viscosity of less than 109 dPa·s so that a drawn glass film is thinner than the glass film; and
heating the drawn glass film, via a laser, at least at one additional point, the at least one additional point being located in an edge region of the drawn glass film, wherein the drawn glass film has a viscosity at a site of laser focus of not more than 109 dPa·s before the laser is switched on and wherein the heating is sufficient to form a notch at the at least one additional point, the notch being parallel to a drawing direction,
wherein the notch has a convex curvature at a shoulder defined at a quality portion of the drawn glass film to a wall region of the notch and has a concave curvature defined at a transition from the wall region to a bottom of the notch.

US Pat. No. 9,796,615

GLASS PROCESSING DEVICE AND BOTTOM MACHINE THEREFOR FOR MANUFACTURING GLASS CONTAINERS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A bottom machine for a glass processing device for manufacturing glass containers from a glass tube, comprising:
one or a plurality of holding units for holding the glass container or the glass tube, with the holding units being mounted
so as to rotate around their own axis and around an axis of rotation of the bottom machine in order to convey the glass container
or the glass tube to various processing positions,

a pressure source for supply of a gas flow,
a duct system communicating with the pressure source for directing the gas flow to the holding units and for feeding the gas
flow into the glass tube or into the glass container,

wherein the duct system is free of gaps and the duct system has a free end and the holding unit can rotate relative to the
free end.

US Pat. No. 9,616,518

FEED-THROUGH

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A housing part of a housing having at least one opening, said housing part comprising:
a feed-through placed in said at least one opening, said feed-through including:
one of a glass material and a glass ceramic material;
at least one conductor embedded in said one of a glass material and a glass ceramic material; and
a base body through which said at least one conductor embedded in said one of a glass material and a ceramic material is guided,
said base body including a relief device.

US Pat. No. 9,539,665

FEED-THROUGH

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)


US Pat. No. 10,239,779

GLASS CERAMIC AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainx (DE)

1. A lithium aluminosilicate glass ceramic article comprising:titanium oxide;
vanadium oxide as a color-imparting component in a proportion of at least 0.005;
tin oxide in a proportion of 0.15 to 0.5 percent by weight; and
a decoloring agent consisting of iron oxide in a proportion of more than 0.1 percent by weight,
wherein the proportion by weight of the iron oxide is greater than the proportion by weight of vanadium oxide by a factor from 5 up to a factor of 20,
wherein the article has a light transmittance in the visible spectral range when illuminated perpendicularly to a surface of the article that is greater than 2.5%,
wherein the proportions of the tin oxide, the titanium oxide, and the iron oxide meet a relationship of (M(SnO2)+0.1*M(TiO2))/(M(Fe2O3))<4, and
wherein M is the respective proportion in percent by weight of the component in the following brackets.

US Pat. No. 9,802,850

ENERGY EFFICIENT HIGH-TEMPERATURE REFINING

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A device for refining an inorganic non-metallic melt, comprising:
a refining crucible with an upper side, a lower side and lateral walls, the lateral walls having a metallic lining as a melt
contact surface on an inner surface thereof, the lateral walls include at least a first layer and a second layer, the first
layer providing stability to the refining crucible, the second layer providing thermal insulation to the refining crucible,
the first layer having a higher temperature stability as compared to the second layer, the first layer being adjacent to the
metallic lining, the second layer having a lower thermal conductivity as compared to the first layer, and wherein the metallic
lining completely provides the melt contact surface of the refining crucible;

at least one heating device that conductively heats the metallic lining by an electric current in the metallic lining so that
the melt is heated by the metallic lining, wherein the heating device and the metallic lining are connected to one another
via a feed device,

wherein the feed device establishes contact with the metallic lining by at least one upper connection and at least one lower
connection so that, at least in sections of the metallic lining, an electric current passes between an upper side and a lower
side, and

wherein the refining crucible and the metallic lining are not actively cooled.

US Pat. No. 9,708,212

SODIUM-RESISTANT JOINING GLASS AND THE USE THEREOF

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein MO represents, individually or in any combination, CaO and/or SrO and/or BaO.

US Pat. No. 10,458,680

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISCHARGING A HYDROGEN STORAGE SYSTEM IN PARABOLIC TROUGH RECEIVERS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for discharging a hydrogen storage system, wherein the hydrogen storage system is in the annular space of a receiver tube, wherein the annular space is defined at least by an outer-lying tubular jacket and an inner-lying absorber tube of the receiver tube, and wherein the outer-lying tubular jacket is connected by a wall to the absorber tube, the method comprising the steps of:producing an opening penetrating through the tubular jacket or the wall;
pumping free hydrogen in the annular space out through the opening; and
subsequently sealing the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,227,251

METHOD FOR REDRAWING OF GLASS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for redrawing of glass, comprising the steps of:providing a blank of a glass having an average thickness (D) and an average width (B), heating the blank; and
drawing the blank to an average thickness (d) and an average width (b), the blank comprising a center region and two edge regions,
wherein the drawing step further comprises adjusting a temperature of the blank in a portion of a deformation zone, wherein the adjusting step further comprises selectively cooling the two edge regions such that the center region reaches a first temperature (T1) that is higher than a second temperature (T2) of the two edge regions,
wherein the two edge regions are cooled by at least one cooling facility,
wherein the at least one cooling facility has a distance from a center of the blank that decreases with a decreasing width of the blank, and
wherein the deformation zone is a part of the blank that has a thickness of 1.05*d to 0.95*D, wherein the portion extends over a height of at least 75% of the deformation zone.

US Pat. No. 10,183,888

GLASS CERAMIC SUBSTRATE MADE OF A TRANSPARENT, COLORED LAS GLASS CERAMIC AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A glass ceramic substrate made of a transparent, colored LAS glass ceramic comprising a composition (in wt %):Al2O3 18-23,
Li2O 3.0-4.2,
SiO2 60-69,
ZnO 0-2,
Na2O+K2O 0.2-1.5,
MgO 0-1.5,
CaO+SrO+BaO 0-4,
B2O3 0-2,
TiO2 2.3-4,
ZrO2 0.5-2,
P2O5 0-3,
SnO2 0-<0.6,
Sb2O3 0-1.5,
As2O3 0-1.5,
TiO2+ZrO2+SnO2 3.8-6,
V2O5 0.01-0.06, and
Fe2O3 0.03-0.2,
wherein the LAS glass ceramic has a gradient layer and an underlying core, and
wherein the LAS glass ceramic has keatite solid solution (KSS) as a predominant crystal phase in the underlying core and has high-quartz solid solution (HQSS) as a predominant crystal phase in the gradient layer,
further comprising a depth profile of the HQSS and KSS crystal phase proportions, wherein the KSS crystal phase has a proportion in any depth ?20 ?m that exceeds 50% of a sum of the HQSS and KSS crystal phase proportions.

US Pat. No. 9,828,124

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING CONTAINERS FOR STORING SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A process for the treatment or processing of containers, which serve for storing substances for medical, pharmaceutical
or cosmetic applications or contain such substances, wherein the containers are conveyed automatically, by a conveyor, to
processing stations or pass them for the treatment or processing, in which process
a plurality of containers are conveyed by the conveyor while the containers are supported by a supporting structure in a regular
two-dimensional array, wherein the supporting structure comprises a plurality of openings or receptacles, which define the
regular array, and

the treatment or processing of the containers at or in at least one of the processing stations is carried out while the containers
are supported by said supporting structure or while the containers are accommodated in openings or receptacles of said supporting
structure,

in which process a metal lid is crimped on the upper rim of the containers by a crimping device, wherein
the containers are displaced in the respective opening or receptacle in an axial direction to a raised position to be crimped
and are rotated about a longitudinal axis thereof in said raised position while the containers are accommodated in the openings
or receptacles of the supporting structure, and

are pushed back into the openings or receptacles to be supported by said supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 9,664,603

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE EDGE STRENGTH OF PLATE-SHAPED ELEMENTS MADE OF BRITTLE-FRACTURE MATERIAL

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for determining the edge strength of plate-shaped, brittle-fracture materials, comprising:
providing a strip-shaped sample made of brittle-fracture material, the strip-shaped sample having two opposite-lying lateral
faces, two lengthwise edges extending in the longitudinal direction, and two short ends, the strip-shaped sample having a
length that is at least twice as large as a width;

joining each of the two short ends of the strip-shaped sample to a retainer so that the strip-shaped sample is pulled apart
at the two short ends;

drawing the two retainers apart so that the strip-shaped sample is subjected to a tensile stress directed in the longitudinal
direction, the tensile force being transmitted asymmetrically with respect to a center line of the strip-shaped sample running
between the two lengthwise edges so that a higher tensile force is exerted on one of the lengthwise edges than on the opposite-lying
lengthwise edge;

increasing the tensile force until the strip-shaped sample breaks apart; and
recording the tensile force at break of the strip-shaped sample.

US Pat. No. 9,611,988

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT FOR GENERATING LIGHT OF HIGH LUMINANCE

SCHOTT AG, (DE)

1. A lighting equipment for generating converted white light of high luminance, comprising:
a primary light source that emits blue or ultraviolet excitation light;
a conversion medium that converts the excitation light into light of longer wavelengths, the conversion medium being a platelet
of an opto-ceramic material with an embedded grain structure; and

a carrier device that aligns the excitation light to a central surface area of the conversion medium, such that a major part
of the excitation light enters the conversion medium, the conversion medium being adapted so that it converts a first fraction
of the excitation light into the light of longer wavelengths and backscatters a second fraction of the excitation light in
a direction of illumination without impinging on the carrier device so that the light remitted from the conversion medium
appears white, wherein the conversion medium is securely and releasable connected to the carrier device.

US Pat. No. 10,238,219

REFRIGERATION CABINET

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A refrigeration cabinet, comprising:a housing having a front access opening,
a door having at least one door panel for the access opening, wherein the door panel has a height and a width, and wherein the door and the housing define an internal space,
a guide that defines a movement of the door panel between a closed position and an open position in such a way that a pivoting region of the door panel projects by a distance less than the door panel width into an external space in front of the access opening, and
an air-flow generator for generating a cold-air curtain in the interior region of the housing,
wherein the door panel is mounted rotatably about a vertical axis and slidable crosswise to the axis of rotation,
wherein the door is an automatic door with a drive for moving the door panel, and
wherein the housing has a pedestal on a front side below the access opening and the door, and the pedestal projects into the external space in front of the access opening by a depth, away from the internal space, wherein the depth is greater than or equal to the distance that the pivoting region of the door panel projects.

US Pat. No. 10,067,267

COATED GLASS OR GLASS CERAMIC ARTICLE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A glass or glass ceramic article, comprising:a glass or glass ceramic substrate having two opposite faces, the substrate exhibiting, in a visible spectral range from 380 nm to 780 nm, a light transmittance of at least 1% for visible light that passes between the two opposite faces;
an opaque sol-gel coating on a first of the two opposing faces, the opaque sol-gel coating exhibiting, in the visible spectral range, a light transmittance of not more than 5%; and
an opening provided in the opaque sol-gel coating, the opening allows light that is incident on a surface of the opaque sol-gel coating to pass through the opaque sol-gel coating and the substrate, the opening having a width of not more than 80?m, wherein the substrate has an ablation threshold, in an infrared spectral range, that is higher than an ablation threshold of the opaque sol-gel coating.

US Pat. No. 10,418,658

ELECTRICAL STORAGE SYSTEM COMPRISING A DISC-SHAPED DISCRETE ELEMENT, DISCRETE ELEMENT, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A sheet-type discrete element comprising a composition, in wt %, of:SiO2 30 to 85,
B2O3 3 to 20,
Al2O3 0 to 15,
Na2O 3 to 15,
K2O 3 to 15,
ZnO 0 to 12,
TiO2 greater than or equal to 2 to 10, and
CaO 0 to 0.1; and
at least one surface that is inert and/or permeable to a reduced degree and/or impermeable with respect to materials coming into contact with the at least one surface.

US Pat. No. 10,106,456

GLASS AND GLASS CERAMIC

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An Li2O—Al2O3—SiO2 (LAS) glass for the production of a transparent glass ceramic, comprising:components, in wt. of:
Al2O3 19-23,
Fe2O3 0.01-0.02,
Li2O 3.2-4.2,
P2O5 0.01-<1.6,
SiO2 64-68,
SnO2 0.05-0.5,
TiO2 1.6-2.5,
ZnO 1.0-2.5, and
ZrO2 1.2-2.0; and
a condition B1, the condition B1 comprising 20<(Li2O+Al2O3+SiO2)/(SnO2+TiO2+ZrO2+Fe2O3)<25,
a condition B2, the condition B2 comprising 22<(Li2O+Al2O3+SiO2+ZnO+P2O5)/(SnO2+TiO2+ZrO2+Fe2O3)<26.

US Pat. No. 9,992,840

CONTROLLED COLOR LIGHT SOURCE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A light source, comprising:at least two semiconductor light-emitting elements, the semiconductor light-emitting elements emitting light of different color;
a light guide into which the light is, at least partially, injected, the light guide being configured so that the light exits laterally from the light guide, the light guide having a longitudinal extension and an end face;
a light sensor arranged to receive the light injected by the semiconductor light-emitting elements into the light guide and laterally exiting therefrom, wherein the light sensor is spaced along the longitudinal extension by a distance of between the light sensor and the end face; and
an electronic control unit configured to accumulate sensor signals from the light sensor over an integration time interval of the brightness, determine a difference by comparing the accumulated signals with a target value or target range, change the brightness of the semiconductor light-emitting elements in response to the difference, and change the integration time interval in response to either the difference or a change in the target value or target range;
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to change the integration time interval in response to the change in the target value or target range by shortening the integration time interval and subsequently re-extending the integration time interval stepwise or continuously.

US Pat. No. 9,751,183

METHOD FOR HIGH-PRECISION CORNER CONTOURING OF FLAT GLASS SUBSTRATES IN A CONTINUOUS FEED-THROUGH PROCESS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE) SC...

1. A method for corner contouring of a flat glass substrate in a continuous feed-through process using a contouring tool,
comprising the steps of:
synchronizing movement of a first carrier unit to the continuous feed-through movement of the flat glass substrate;
mechanically, electrically, acoustically, or optically coupling a second carrier unit being movably mounted on the first carrier
unit to the flat glass substrate;

contouring a corner of the flat glass substrate, wherein relative movement between the contouring tool and the second carrier
is performed to overlap the continuous feed-through movement.

US Pat. No. 10,626,039

SEPARATION OF TRANSPARENT WORKPIECES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for generating a series of line-shaped damage formations in a transparent workpiece along a line, comprising:providing a laser processing device including an ultra-short pulsed laser and a focusing optic system, the laser processing device illuminating laser radiation with a wavelength that is within a transmission range of the workpiece;
providing a workpiece table and a displacement device for directing the focusing optic system onto the workpiece during generation of the damage formations and incrementally displacing the focusing optic system and the workpiece table relative to each other according to the line; and
emitting, while the focusing optic system is directed to each location of the damage formations, laser pulses in two or more successive periods at the workpiece while the workpiece is exposed to a protective gas atmosphere, wherein the laser pulses have an energy during each period that is dimensioned so that a corresponding filament formation is produced in the workpiece, and wherein the successive periods produce consecutively aligned filament formations extending transversely through the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,590,036

COMPOSITE MATERIAL WITH DECORATIVE COATING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A composite material, comprising a glass ceramic substrate with a composite layer disposed on the glass ceramic substrate, the composite layer having a predominantly inorganic skeleton that has first pigment particles, wherein the composite layer is porous having nanoscale pores filled with a polymer, wherein the polymer is a polysiloxane, wherein the polymer comprises second pigment particles, and wherein the second pigment particles are platelet-shaped and lie upon the composite layer as an additional layer.

US Pat. No. 10,566,584

ELECTRICAL STORAGE SYSTEM WITH A SHEET-LIKE DISCRETE ELEMENT, SHEET-LIKE DISCRETE ELEMENT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


US Pat. No. 10,227,252

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A TUBE PARTIALLY HAVING A NON-CIRCULAR CROSS SECTION AND HAVING CIRCULAR END PORTIONS AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for the production of a tube for conducting a medium flow for photo-bioreactors, the tube having, in sections, a non-circular profile by deforming, comprising:a) providing a tube, which has a circular initial profile;
b) conveying the tube in a hot, malleable state through a nip, which is formed by squeezing rollers and has a first nip width, which is larger than or equal to an outer dimension of the initial profile;
c) adjusting the squeezing rollers for setting a second nip width, which is smaller than the outer dimension of the initial profile, and deforming the initial profile in said hot, malleable state for obtaining said non-circular cross section; and
d) adjusting the squeezing rollers for setting a third nip width, which is larger than or equal to the outer dimension of the initial profile, and severing said tube in a region having a circular cross section;
so that respective end portions of said tube have a circular cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,209,415

DIELECTRIC MIRROR FOR HIGH-POWER LASER PULSES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A dielectric mirror, comprising:a layer stack with a sequence of layers having different refractive indices, the layer stack acts as a reflecting interference filter,
wherein the sequence of layers are formed of at least three different materials having different destruction thresholds,
wherein the at least three different materials includes a first material, a second material, and a third material, the first material having a lowest refractive index and a highest destruction threshold, the destruction threshold of the second material being higher that the destruction threshold of the third material,
wherein, at least once within the layer stack, the second and third materials form a layer, and wherein the layer has a composition that varies in a direction perpendicular to boundary surfaces of the layer so that at one boundary surface the second material is present and at an opposite boundary surface the third material is present,
wherein the composition varies so that light intensity of a standing wave of a laser pulse passing through the layer stack and reflected by the dielectric mirror is higher in the second material than in the third material.
US Pat. No. 9,701,568

HIGHLY REFRACTIVE THIN GLASSES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


a molar ratio of quantities of BaO to ZnO that is lower than 1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,654,741

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A GLASS TUBE WITH A CROSS SECTION OF A NONCIRCULAR FORM BY RESHAPING

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. Method for producing a glass tube with a cross section of a noncircular form by reshaping, comprising at least the steps of:providing a glass tube having a longitudinal axis and an outer surface,
heating the glass tube, providing at least one reshaping tool having an interior, which has a forming body with a forming area for reshaping the heated glass tube, the forming body comprising at least one open-porous material,
setting a gas pressure in the interior of the at least one reshaping tool that is lower than 90 kPa, so that a negative pressure is produced on the forming area of the forming body, and
reshaping the heated glass tube by applying a compressive force perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the glass tube, the compressive force being generated by the at least one reshaping tool and being applied to the outer surface of the glass tube,
characterized in that the glass tube has an aspect ratio of a cross section, and the aspect ratio after the reshaping is greater than the aspect ratio before the reshaping.

US Pat. No. 10,556,827

METHOD FOR MODIFYING THE TRANSMISSION OF GLASSES AND GLASS CERAMICS AND GLASS OR GLASS CERAMIC ARTICLES THAT CAN BE PRODUCED ACCORDING TO THE METHOD

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

18. A product, comprising:a volume-colored monolithic glass or glass ceramic element consisting of a first region and a second region adjacent to one another within the monolithic glass or glass ceramic element,
the first and second regions having different colorations so that an absorption coefficient of the first region and a light transmission through the first region are different from an absorption coefficient of the second region and a light transmission through the second region,
the first region having a spectral transmission that is greater than a spectral transmission in the second region within an entire spectral range between 420 nanometers and 780 nanometers, and
the first region having a light scattering that differs from a light scattering in the second region by not more than 20 percentage points.

US Pat. No. 10,494,288

METHOD FOR LASER-ASSISTED RESHAPING OF GLASS BODIES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for reshaping a glass body, comprising:rotating the glass body about a longitudinal axis;
establishing, in the rotating glass body, a first temperature profile along the longitudinal axis;
reshaping, after establishing the first temperature profile, the rotating glass body by engaging a radial forming tool so that a shoulder is formed, wherein engaging the radial forming tool comprises moving the radial forming tool in a direction that is radial to the longitudinal axis;
ensuring, during the step of reshaping using the radial tool, that a base of an axial forming tool does not come into contact with the glass body;
establishing, in the rotating glass body, a second temperature profile along the longitudinal axis of the glass body that is different than the first temperature profile so that a second viscosity of glass in a region of the shoulder is at least 106 dPa s and at most 1013 dPa s; and
reshaping, after establishing the second temperature profile, the rotating glass body by engaging the axial forming tool, wherein the engaging the axial forming tool comprises moving at least the base of the axial forming tool in a direction that is axial to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,228,146

COOKING APPARATUS HAVING LIGHTING ELEMENTS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A cooking apparatus comprising:a cooktop of a glass or a glass-ceramic material, the cooktop having an underside;
a plurality of heating elements;
alighting element;
a spring-action support; and
a light-scattering element connected to the underside of the cooktop, either adhesively or via pressing forces, wherein the light-scattering element causes a widening of an observation angle and a reduction in a parallax shift for a user,
wherein the heating elements and the lighting element are each mounted on top of the spring-action support so that the heating elements and the lighting element are on the same plane,
wherein the heating elements contact the underside of the cook-top, either directly or indirectly, and there is a gap of between 0.2 mm to 10 mm between the lighting element and the underside of the cook-top, and
wherein the lighting element and the heating elements are adjusted by a deflection or oscillation of the cooktop.

US Pat. No. 10,214,442

VITREOUS OR AT LEAST PARTLY CRYSTALLISED SEALING MATERIAL, JOINT CONNECTION, BARRIER LAYER, AND LAYER SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SEALING MATERIAL AND INTEGRATION THEREOF INTO COMPONENTS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein R2O3 is an oxide selected, individually or in any desired combination, from a group consisting of Ga2O3, In2O3, Dy2O3, Yb2O3, and any combinations thereof, and
wherein the composition is free from BaO and SrO apart from at most impurities.
US Pat. No. 10,202,304

COMPONENT FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


wherein the glass-ceramic has at most 5 inclusions per 100 cm3,
wherein the glass-ceramic has a surface that is at least partly etched so that a layer thickness of at least 50 ?m and at most 120 ?m has been removed from the surface, and
wherein the glass-ceramic has a thermal expansion in a range from:
0° C. to ?250° C. of at most 20 ppm,
?250° C. to ?225° C. of at most +/?0.6 ppm/K, and
?50° C. to ?180° C. of less than +/?0.1 ppm/K.
US Pat. No. 9,758,425

SEMI-TRANSPARENT COATING MATERIAL

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE) IN...

1. A semi-transparent coating material for coating glass or glass ceramics comprising:
at least one sol-gel hybrid-polymer coating system having a hybrid-polymer or inorganic sol-gel-based matrix;
nanoparticles and nanoscale pigments and/or dyes are added to the hybrid-polymer or inorganic sol-gel-based matrix, wherein
the nanoscale pigments are selected from the group consisting of titanium nitride (TiN), titanium carbide (TiC), zirconium
nitride (ZrN), zirconium carbide (ZrC), cobalt-iron oxide, manganese-iron oxide, NiFeO4, CoZnFe4O8, CoFeO4, NiZnFe4O8, Fe2O3, and ZnO; and

a crosslinkable organic monomer and a monomer of a hardener or crosslinker that have a molar ratio of 35:1-10:1.

US Pat. No. 10,633,275

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COOLING A COMPONENT CONTACTING A GLASS MELT

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for the cooling of a component of a glass melting plant that contacts a glass melt, the component having at least one open cavity, the method comprising the steps of:introducing a pipe with an open pipe end into the cavity in the component so that a peripheral annular space is formed between the outer surface of the pipe and the inner surface of the cavity, while maintaining an axial distance S between the pipe end and the base of the cavity; and
during the operation of the glass melting plant, introducing a cooling medium through the pipe into the cavity so that it is deflected at the base of the cavity, flows back in the annular space, and flows out of the cavity,
wherein, in its pipe segment introduced into the cavity, the pipe has a constriction, and in a region of the constriction has perforations through the pipe walls, whereby the cooling medium is accelerated in its passage through the constriction in the inside of the pipe, and a portion of the cooling medium flowing back from the annular space is aspirated into the inside of the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,571,376

METHOD FOR TESTING THE STRENGTH OF SHEETS MADE OF HARD BRITTLE MATERIAL UNDER TENSILE STRESS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for strength testing of a sheet element made of hard brittle material, comprising:passing a first face of the sheet element over a surface of a first roller so as to bend the sheet element in a first direction defined by a second roller so that a first tensile stress is induced in a second face opposite to the first face;
passing the second face of the sheet element over a surface of the second roller so as to bend the sheet element in a second direction defined by a third roller so that a second tensile stress is induced in the first face;
passing the first face of the sheet element over a surface of the third roller;
exerting a tensile force on the sheet element in a direction of advancement so that both of the first and second faces are subjected to a resultant tensile stress of at least 2 MPa, wherein the first tensile stress and the tensile force add up to define the resultant tensile stress on the second face and the second tensile stress and the tensile force add up to define the resultant tensile stress on the first face; and
monitoring the sheet element and determining whether the sheet element has a defined breaking strength equal to the resultant tensile stress or whether the sheet element breaks under the resultant tensile stress.

US Pat. No. 10,562,807

TRANSPARENT, DYED COOK TOP OR HOB WITH IMPROVED COLORED DISPLAY CAPABILITY AND A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF SUCH A COOK TOP OR HOB

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


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US Pat. No. 10,673,025

ELECTRICAL STORAGE SYSTEM COMPRISING A SHEET-TYPE DISCRETE ELEMENT, DISCRETE SHEET-TYPE ELEMENT, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)


US Pat. No. 10,571,154

METHOD FOR DISCHARGING A HYDROGEN STORAGE SYSTEM IN PARABOLIC TROUGH RECEIVERS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for discharging a hydrogen storage system, wherein the hydrogen storage system is in an annular space of a receiver tube, wherein the annular space is defined at least by an outer-lying tubular jacket and an inner-lying absorber tube of the receiver tube, and the outer-lying tubular jacket is joined by a wall to the absorber tube, wherein the method comprises the steps of:producing a first opening penetrating through the tubular jacket or the wall under a protective gas atmosphere, whereby a protective gas penetrates into the annular space through the first opening;
arranging a process chamber with a connection for a vacuum pump in a gas-tight manner above the first opening;
evacuating the receiver tube through the first opening; and
sealing the first opening in a gas-tight manner.

US Pat. No. 10,416,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE EDGE STRENGTH OF PLATE-SHAPED ELEMENTS MADE OF BRITTLE-FRACTURE MATERIAL

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. An apparatus for determining edge strength of a strip-shaped sample of brittle-fracture materials, comprising:two spaced retainers being configured for fastening two short ends of the strip-shaped sample when the strip-shaped sample has a length that is at least twice as large as a width at the two short ends; and
a tensile test device configured to exert a tensile force on one of the retainers so that the tensile force is transmitted in a longitudinal direction of the strip-shaped sample, the tensile test device being further configured to increase the tensile force successively and to display or record the current value of the tensile force or of a value corresponding to the tensile force when the strip-shaped sample breaks apart under the exerted tensile force,
wherein the retainers include force transmission devices that transmit the tensile force of the tensile test device onto the retainers, the force transmission devices being arranged laterally offset with respect to a center of a fastening portion of the retainers as viewed perpendicular to a pulling direction, so that the tensile force on the lengthwise edges of the strip-shaped sample differs.

US Pat. No. 10,184,655

DISPLAY DEVICE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A display device comprising:a transparent, colored glass-ceramic cooktop having a display face on a front and an illumination face on a back;
at least one light-emitting element disposed in a region of the illumination face; and
a color compensation filter in the form of a color layer directly or indirectly on the illumination face of the glass-ceramic cooktop, wherein the color compensation filter is arranged between the front and the light emitting element so that the glass ceramic and the color compensation filter form two filters arranged one after another with a shift in a chromaticity coordinate x, y in the CIE Norm Valent System CIExyY (CIE: Commision Internationale de I'Eclaireage, 1931, 2° observer) of the light emitting element due to the glass ceramic being corrected by the color compensation filter to yield a desired standardized chromaticity coordinate x, y in the CIE Norm Valent System CIExyY (CIE: Commision Internationale de I'Eclaireage, 1931, 2° observer),
wherein the glass-ceramic cooktop has an average transmission of greater than 0.2% for each of the spectral regions of 420 nm to 500 nm, 500 nm to 620 nm, and 550 nm to 640 nm, and
wherein the glass-ceramic cooktop has a maximum transmission of less than 40% at 400 nm and 700 nm and an average transmission of less than 4% between 450 nm and 600 nm.