Fused opaque and clear glass for camera or display window

  • US 10,133,156 B2
  • Filed: 06/08/2012
  • Issued: 11/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/10/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for assembling an electronic product, the electronic product including an image sensing device, the method comprising:

  • forming an aperture in a dark or opaque portion of a glass that extends from an exterior surface of the glass to an interior surface of the glass, thereby defining a monolithic dark or opaque region substantially surrounding the aperture, the monolithic dark or opaque region extending from the exterior surface to the interior surface;

    disposing a transparent window in the aperture, such that a sidewall of the transparent window is adjacent the monolithic dark or opaque region;

    securing the sidewall of the transparent window to the monolithic dark or opaque region to form a cover glass; and

    subsequently attaching the cover glass to a housing for the electronic product, such that the transparent window defines at least a portion of a light path from an exterior of the electronic product to the image sensing device.

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