Patent Number: 7,612,942

Title: Optical diffuser having frit based coating with inorganic light diffusing pigments with variable particle size therein

Abstract: A diffuser is provided that includes a glass substrate with a diffusing coating thereon. The diffusing coating may include one or more layers. In certain example embodiments, the diffusing coating comprises inorganic pigments therein for light diffusing purposes, and the inorganic pigments are sized so as to permit a diffuser having a combination of high visible transmission and good diffusion qualities to be realized. In certain example embodiments, the diffusing coating may be of or include a frit with the inorganic pigments therein.

Inventors: Sharma; Pramod K. (Ann Arbor, MI), Taylor; Thomas J. (Northville, MI)

Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.

International Classification: G02B 5/02 (20060101); G02B 13/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017