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Sealing Gas Display Panels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087653D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Landermann, JB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is provided for making the edge seal of gas panels wherein preformed frames of sealing-glass canes are employed. More specifically, as shown in the figure, the cane is preformed into a rectangular frame composed of two L-shaped pieces 1 and 2 which abut one another at or near their end portions. The use of the L-shaped frame involves one corner on each of the two frames instead of having two corners on each of the two U-frames presently employed in edge sealing, wherein the U-frames are overlapped at the two ends.

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Sealing Gas Display Panels

A method is provided for making the edge seal of gas panels wherein preformed frames of sealing-glass canes are employed. More specifically, as shown in the figure, the cane is preformed into a rectangular frame composed of two L-shaped pieces 1 and 2 which abut one another at or near their end portions. The use of the L-shaped frame involves one corner on each of the two frames instead of having two corners on each of the two U-frames presently employed in edge sealing, wherein the U-frames are overlapped at the two ends.

To avoid the breakage of the frames during the assembly for sealing, all of the edges of the sealing-glass frame should fall on a single plane. Since the L- frame has only two edges, they can always lie in a plane. The joint of the two frames is at the corner of the panel rather than on the edge of the panel, thereby avoiding the excessive spreading of the sealing glass in the area where less space is available. Also, since the joint of the two L-frames is between a line and a point, a small shift of the position of the frames during sealing assembly does not affect the success of the sealing.

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