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Method for heating a glass sheet

United States Patent

5,782,947
July 21, 1998
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A method for heating a glass sheet includes the steps of heating a glass sheet to a first predetermined temperature and applying microwave energy to the glass sheet to heat the glass sheet to at least a second predetermined temperature to allow the glass sheet to be formed.
Boaz; Premakaran Tucker (Livonia, MI)
Ford Global Technologies, Inc. (Dearborn, MI)
08/ 969,091
November 12, 1997
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS IN INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in the present invention as provided for by the terms of Contract No. IPO95-10043-003 awarded by the Department of Energy.