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TRANSPARENT SEAM DISPLAY PANEL AND A METHOD OF MAKING A TRANSPARENT SEAM DISPLAY PANEL

United States Patent Application

20020048438
A1
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A combination optical display having at least one transparent seam, and a method of making a combination optical panel having at least one transparent seam are disclosed, including individually coating a plurality of glass sheets, stacking the plurality of coated glass sheets, fastening each coated glass sheet to an adjoining glass sheet using an adhesive, applying pressure to the stack, curing the adhesive, cutting the stack to form a laminated optical panel having a wedge shape with an inlet face and an outlet face, repeating the individually coating, stacking, applying, curing, and cutting to form a plurality of laminated optical panels, and joining together the laminated optical panels at at least one optically transparent seam. The optically transparent seam may be formed of a liquid optical epoxy or an optical grease, and preferably has an index of refraction equivalent to that of the waveguides which form the individual panels.
VELIGDAN, JAMES T. (MANORVILLE, NY)
09/ 318,935
May 26, 1999
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.