Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Method for heating, forming and tempering a glass sheet

United States Patent

5,827,345
October 27, 1998
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
A method for heating, forming and tempering a glass sheet including the steps of heating at least one 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, forming the glass sheet to a predetermined configuration, and cooling an outer surface of the glass sheet to at least a third predetermined temperature to temper the glass sheet.
Boaz; Premakaran Tucker (Livonia, MI), Sitzman; Gary W. (Walled Lake, MI)
Ford Global Technologies, Inc. (Dearborn, MI)
08/ 969,090
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. IPO-95-10043-003 awarded by the Department of Energy.