Method and apparatus for display screen shield replacement

  • US 10,220,537 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2013
  • Issued: 03/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/17/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of removing a protective glass top surface from a display unit having a glass top, an electronic display portion, and a planar intermediate layer therebetween, the method comprising the steps of:

  • fixing the display unit in a carriage with the intermediate layer being exposed on all sides;

    aligning a cutting device in a coplanar relationship with the intermediate layer;

    biasing the cutting device in the intermediate layer adjacent the electronic display portion and away from the glass;

    driving the cutting device into the intermediate layer while moving the cutting device and display unit relative to each other along an axis generally orthogonal to the cutting device; and

    advancing the cutting device into the intermediate layer to separate the glass top from the electronic display portion.

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