Patents Assigned to Cardinal CG Company
  • Patent number: 8855450
    Abstract: A system for measuring properties of a thin film coated glass having a light source, a spectrometer, at least one pair of probes, a first optical fiber switch and a second optical fiber switch. The pair of probes includes a first probe located on one side of a glass sheet and a second probe located on the opposite side of the glass sheet, directly across from the first probe. The first and second optical fiber switches are adapted to couple either probe to the light source and/or the spectrometer. Because the design of the system is optically symmetrical, calibration may be performed without the use of a reference material such as a tile or mirror. Each of the first and second probes has a first leg and a second leg that are separated from each other by a distance n so that angled reflections may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Jordan B. Lagerman, Keith J. Burrows, Kyle R. Thering
  • Patent number: 8696879
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and equipment for depositing a low-maintenance coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Annette J. Krisko, John R. German, Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20140065328
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20140061028
    Abstract: The invention provides certain embodiments that involve sputtering techniques for applying a mixed oxide film comprising silica and titania. In these embodiments, the techniques involve sputtering at least two targets in a common chamber (e.g., in a shared gaseous atmosphere). A first of these targets includes silicon, while a second of the targets includes titanium. Further, the invention provides embodiments involving a substrate bearing a hydrophilic coating, which can be deposited by sputtering or any other suitable thin film deposition technique. The invention also provides techniques and apparatuses useful for depositing a wide variety of coating types. For example, the invention provides thin film deposition technologies in which sputtering apparatuses or other thin film deposition apparatuses are employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 8658262
    Abstract: The invention provides emission control coatings. The coating includes a transparent conductive film over which there is an oxygen barrier film. In some embodiments, the transparent conductive film comprises indium tin oxide and the oxygen barrier film comprises silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Greg Vance, Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 8586215
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coated transparent pane that is part of a multiple-pane insulating glazing unit. The unit has a between-pane space to which the second major surface of the coated pane is exposed. The second major surface bears a low-emissivity coating, which includes in sequence a first dielectric film region, a first infrared-reflection film region, a second dielectric film region, a second infrared-reflection film region, a third dielectric film region, a third infrared-reflection film region, and a fourth dielectric film region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20130220795
    Abstract: A sputtering chamber includes at least two sputtering targets, one of the at least two targets disposed on a first side a substrate conveyor extending within the chamber, and another of the at least two targets disposed on a second side of the conveyor. The at least two targets may be independently operable, and at least one of the targets, if inactivated, may be protected by a shielding apparatus. Both of the at least two targets may be mounted to a first wall of a plurality of walls enclosing the sputtering chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Cardinal CG Company
  • Publication number: 20130215415
    Abstract: A system for measuring properties of a thin film coated glass having a light source, a spectrometer, at least one pair of probes, a first optical fiber switch and a second optical fiber switch. The pair of probes includes a first probe located on one side of a glass sheet and a second probe located on the opposite side of the glass sheet, directly across from the first probe. The first and second optical fiber switches are adapted to couple either probe to the light source and/or the spectrometer. Because the design of the system is optically symmetrical, calibration may be performed without the use of a reference material such as a tile or mirror. Each of the first and second probes has a first leg and a second leg that are separated from each other by a distance n so that angled reflections may be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Cardinal CG Company
  • Patent number: 8506768
    Abstract: The invention provides a substrate bearing a low-maintenance coating. In some embodiments, the coating includes a low-maintenance film that includes both titanium oxide and tungsten oxide. The invention also provides methods and equipment for depositing such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Annette J. Krisko, James E. Brownlee, Gary L. Pfaff
  • Patent number: 8435388
    Abstract: The invention is a method for obtaining a reactive sputtering process with a reduced or eliminated hysteresis behavior. This is achieved by employing a target made from a mixture of metal and compound materials. In the method according to the present invention, the fraction of compound material is large enough to eliminate or significantly reduce the hysteresis behavior of the reactive sputtering process and enable a stable deposition of compound films at a rate significantly higher than what is possible from a target completely made from compound material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Klaus Hartig, Sören Berg, Tomas Nyberg
  • Publication number: 20130029121
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20130017381
    Abstract: A coated substrate useful as a transparent electrode for electrical or optical devices is provided. The coated substrate includes a transparent sodium-containing substrate with a protective layer disposed over the transparent sodium-containing substrate. Characteristically, the protective layer has a thickness of at least 400 angstroms and comprises aluminum oxides and silicon oxides. An electrically conductive layer is disposed over the protective layer. In other variations, devices incorporating such coated substrates are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Keith J. Burrows, Harshad P. Patil, Annette J. Krisko
  • Patent number: 8283059
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20120125423
    Abstract: A photovoltaic element for photovoltaic applications includes a transparent substrate having a first side and a second side. A transparent electrically conductive oxide is disposed over the first side of the transparent substrate. Similarly, a hydrophilic oxide coating is disposed over and contacts the transparent electrically conductive oxide. Finally, a removable protective coating is disposed over the hydrophilic oxide coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Annette J. Krisko
  • Publication number: 20120107572
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 8092660
    Abstract: The invention provides certain embodiments that involve sputtering techniques for applying a mixed oxide film comprising silica and titania. In these embodiments, the techniques involve sputtering at least two targets in a common chamber (e.g., in a shared gaseous atmosphere). A first of these targets includes silicon, while a second of the targets includes titanium. Further, the invention provides embodiments involving a substrate bearing a hydrophilic coating, which can be deposited by sputtering or any other suitable thin film deposition technique. The invention also provides techniques and apparatuses useful for depositing a wide variety of coating types. For example, the invention provides thin film deposition technologies in which sputtering apparatuses or other thin film deposition apparatuses are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari Myli, Gary Pfaff, James Brownlee, John German, Annette Krisko, Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 8088473
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7993496
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the invention includes a cylindrical cathode target assembly for use in sputtering target material onto a substrate that comprises a generally cylindrical target, means for rotating the target about its axis during a sputtering operation, an elongated magnet carried within the target for generation of a plasma-containing magnetic field exterior to but adjacent the target, a framework for supporting the magnet against rotation within the target, and a power train for causing the magnet to oscillate within and axially of the target in a substantially asynchronous manner to promote generally uniform target utilization along its length, as well as its method of use. In some embodiments, the magnet is oscillated in response to rotation of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignees: Cardinal CG Company, General Plasma, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Hartig, Steve E. Smith, John E. Madocks
  • Patent number: RE43817
    Abstract: The invention provides a substrate bearing a low-maintenance coating. The coating includes two films: a first film comprising silica (e.g., silicon dioxide) and a second film comprising titania (e.g., titanium dioxide). Preferably, both films are provided within particular thickness ranges. The invention also provides methods of depositing such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Annette J. Krisko, Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, James E. Brownlee
  • Patent number: RE44155
    Abstract: The invention provides a substrate bearing a low-maintenance coating. The coating includes at least two films: a base film optionally comprising silica (e.g., silicon dioxide) and a film comprising titania (e.g., titanium dioxide). The invention also provides methods of depositing such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Annette J. Krisko, Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, James E. Brownlee