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Method for heating and forming a glass sheet

United States Patent

5,656,053
August 12, 1997
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A method for heating and forming a glass sheet includes the steps of heating a glass sheet to at least a first predetermined temperature, applying microwave energy to the glass sheet to heat the glass sheet to at least a second predetermined temperature, cooling an outer surface of the glass sheet to at least a third predetermined temperature and forming the glass sheet using forming rollers to a predetermined configuration.
Boaz; Premakaran Tucker (Livonia, MI)
Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI)
08/ 524,495
September 7, 1995
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS IN INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in the present invention as provided for by the terms of Contract No. IPO-95-10043-003 awarded by the Department of Energy.