Abstract: Glazings comprising first and second channel-section glazing elements are described. The first and second channel-section glazing elements are arranged to define a cavity in which is located an inner glazing element comprising a glass glazing element, in particular a soda-lime-silica glass sheet, channel-section glazing element or sheet of rolled glass having at least one fire polished edge. The inner glazing element divides the cavity into at least two spaces to improve the thermal and/or noise performance of the glazing. By using low emissivity coatings on one or more major surfaces of one or more of the glazing elements, the thermal performance may be further improved. Mechanical performance may be modified by the particular type of inner glazing element used. It is possible to retrofit existing glazings to improve the thermal and/or noise performance thereof.
July 18, 2014
Date of Patent:
December 5, 2017
Pilkington Deutschland AG, Bauglasindustrie GmbH
Thomas Braun, Christoph Claesges, Wolfgang Dutt, Kurt-Henrik Mueller
Abstract: Rear projection screen with a translucent image-forming surface arranged between a projector and the viewer. The image-forming surface is formed by bases, possessing light-diffusing properties, of a number of U-shaped construction elements arranged side-by-side. Preferably the U-shaped construction elements consist of glass and their bases are provided with a coating of a light-diffusing varnish imparting the impression of a sand-blasted surface.