Pressurized Tip Off Vessel
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14
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.