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Pressurized Tip Off Vessel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056452D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Wagner, PR Whitaker, HL [+details]

Abstract

The final steps in the fabrication and assembly of a plasma display panel is the backfill step in which the panel is filled with the appropriate gas mixture and pressure and sealed by tip-off of the panel tubulation. Tip-off is provided by heating the tubulation until the glass softens and closes, then scoring and breaking the tubulation member.