Patents Assigned to Cardinal CG Company
  • Patent number: 7993741
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for useful for protecting a substrate bearing a coating are provided. A separator in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises a film carrying a plurality of particles Each particle preferably has a covered area adhered to the film and an exposed area that is larger than the covered area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Klaus Hartig, Leah M. Miller, Gary L. Pfaff
  • Patent number: 7989094
    Abstract: A sheet-like pane bearing a low-maintenance coating on one surface and a low-emissivity coating on the opposite surface, wherein one of the low-maintenance coating and the low-emissivity coating has a single surface reflectivity of less than 3 times, and more than one-third, that of the other coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Annette J. Krisko, Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, James Brownlee
  • Publication number: 20110165413
    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: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7964285
    Abstract: The invention provides niobium-titanium films, coatings (e.g., low-emissivity coatings) comprising one or more niobium-titanium films, and substrates bearings such coatings. Methods of depositing niobium-titanium films are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Klaus Hartig, Annette J. Krisko
  • Publication number: 20110128617
    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: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7923114
    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: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari Myli, Gary Pfaff, James Brownlee, John German, Annette Krisko, Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7906203
    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: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7862910
    Abstract: The invention provides a substrate bearing a photocatalytic coating. In some embodiments, the coating includes a photocatalytic film comprising titania deposited over a layer comprising tungsten oxide, aluminum oxide, niobium oxide or zirconium oxide. Additionally or alternatively, the photocatalytic film can include both titania and a material selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, tantalum, copper and silica. The invention also provides methods of depositing such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Annette J. Krisko, Kari B. Myli, Keith J. Burrows
  • Publication number: 20100326816
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and equipment for depositing a low-maintenance coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Annette J. Krisko, John German, Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20100326817
    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: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Annette J. Krisko, James Eugene Brownlee, Gary L. Pfaff
  • Patent number: 7850828
    Abstract: The apparatus and method involve using a gas manifold for introducing gas into a deposition chamber. Certain embodiments involve using a binary manifold for uniform distribution of the gas with good response time. During sputtering operations, provision of an anode using the gas manifold enables such anode to be entirely protected from sputtered dielectric material during the deposition process. As such, conduction paths are initially established and maintained between electrons within the chamber and the anode. This results in improved maintenance of stable plasma and consistent coating in the deposition chamber. The conduction paths are enhanced in comparison to conventional systems due to increased collisions between the electrons and gas flowing out of the manifold outlets. Also, ionization of the gas flowing from the manifold outlets is enhanced, resulting in enhanced deposition output from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: John German
  • Publication number: 20100297413
    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: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7820309
    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 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Annette J. Krisko, James Eugene Brownlee, Gary L. Pfaff
  • Patent number: 7820296
    Abstract: The invention provides a substrate bearing a low-maintenance coating. In some embodiments, the coating includes a low-maintenance film that includes a thickness of film comprising titania, wherein only part of that thickness includes tungsten. The thickness includes an inner portion and an outer portion, the outer portion being the part that includes tungsten. The invention also provides methods and equipment for depositing such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Annette J. Krisko, John German, Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7807248
    Abstract: A substrate bearing a solar control low-emissivity coating. The solar control low-emissivity coating includes one or more dielectric absorber films. In some embodiments, the dielectric absorber film has an absorption ratio of k380<?<450 nm/k650<?<760 nm that is less than 1.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: John R. German, Gary L. Pfaff
  • Publication number: 20100247820
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing that includes a substrate on which there is provided a coating comprising carbon nanotubes. The glazing can be an IG unit comprising two spaced-apart panes bounding a between-pane space, the IG unit having at least one exterior surface on which there is provided a transparent conductor coating comprising carbon nanotubes. The glazing can alternatively be a laminated glass assembly comprising two panes of glass and an interlayer comprising carbon nanotubes sandwiched therebetween. Monolithic substrate embodiments are also provided. In certain embodiments, the coating comprises both dielectric film and carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Annette J. Krisko, Keith J. Burrows
  • Publication number: 20100221422
    Abstract: The invention provides a coater, and methods of using the coater, for depositing thin films onto generally-opposed major surfaces of a sheet-like substrate. The coater has a substrate transport system adapted for supporting the substrate in a vertical-offset configuration wherein the substrate is not in a perfectly vertical position but rather is offset from vertical by an acute angle. The transport system defines a path of substrate travel extending through the coater. The transport system is adapted for conveying the substrate along the path of substrate travel. Preferably, the transport system includes a side support for supporting a rear major surface of the substrate. The preferred side support bounds at least one passage through which coating material passes when such coating material is deposited onto the substrate's rear major surface. Preferably, the coater includes at least one coating apparatus (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 7758915
    Abstract: The invention provides low solar reflectance, low-emissivity coatings. The invention also provides a pane bearing a low solar reflectance, low-emissivity coating. Further, the invention provides an insulating glass unit comprising first and second panes held in a spaced-apart configuration, wherein the panes have confronting inner surfaces oriented toward a between-pane space and opposed outer surfaces oriented away from the between-pane space, and wherein one of these inner surfaces bears a low solar reflectance, low-emissivity coating. Also provided are methods of producing coated substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Wayne L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7754336
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing that includes a substrate on which there is provided a coating comprising carbon nanotubes. The glazing can be an IG unit comprising two spaced-apart panes bounding a between-pane space, the IG unit having at least one exterior surface on which there is provided a transparent conductor coating comprising carbon nanotubes. The glazing can alternatively be a laminated glass assembly comprising two panes of glass and an interlayer comprising carbon nanotubes sandwiched therebetween. Monolithic substrate embodiments are also provided. In certain embodiments, the coating comprises both dielectric film and carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Annette J. Krisko, Keith J. Burrows
  • Patent number: 7749364
    Abstract: Methods and coaters for applying films onto a substrate (e.g., a large-area glass substrate) are disclosed. Certain embodiments involve a coater for applying thin films onto a sheet-like substrate. The coater in some embodiments has a transport system adapted for conveying the substrate along a path of substrate travel extending through the coater. The substrate transport system in certain embodiments includes an upward coating deposition gap. The coater preferably has a source of coating material adapted for delivering coating material upwardly through such gap and onto a bottom major surface of the substrate as the substrate is conveyed along a desired portion of the path of substrate travel, which portion of the path of substrate travel extends over the upward coating deposition gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig