Patents Assigned to Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Patent number: 10899649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mold cooling method and system for a glass container forming machine that includes at least one mold holder including mold halves that are movable between a closed mold position for forming the glass article and an open mold position for releasing said article, each of the mold halves having axial passages for cooling each of the mold halves. A support structure having a fixed upper support section and a movable support section. Means for providing a cooling flow are coupled in coincidence with a series of openings in the movable support section. A cooling flow distributor located above the movable support section, the cooling flow distributor having a lower section in coincidence with each of the openings of the movable support section for the passage of the cooling flow and, a upper section in coincidence with each of the axial passages of each of the halves of each mold, the cooling flow distributor being movable between the closed mold position and the open mold position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventor: Victor Tijerina Ramos
  • Patent number: 10851011
    Abstract: A system and method for fire-polishing glass containers includes at least one fixed structure positioned on each side of a conveyor belt, in the forward movement direction of the glass containers; a structure that can move via each of the fixed structures, which moves with a forward movement in relation to the forward movement line of the conveyor belt, and with a backward movement in relation to the forward movement of the conveyor belt; a series of burners coupled to each of the moveable structures; sensors positioned on one side of the conveyor belt to determine the speed of the carrier belt and the distance or separation between containers; and a controller connected to the sensor and moveable structure, for adjusting and synchronising the speed and distance of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Adrián Enrique Macouzet Díaz Leal, Alejandro Becker Del Río, Enrique Baquerie González
  • Patent number: 10611546
    Abstract: A shipping system for shipping planar substrates includes a plurality of planar substrates stacked to form a pack and a plurality of interleaving material including substantially spherical beads positioned between the substrates of the pack and configured to carry a load. Substantially all of the beads have a diameter within 25% of Dmax, where Dmax is a diameter corresponding to a size of an opening of an upper limit sieve used in the shipping system. Also disclosed are a spacer for use in a shipping system for shipping planar substrates, a wrapped system for shipping planar substrates, a method of wrapping a system for shipping planar substrates, and a powder applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Farzad Behafarid, Erin A. Casci, Adam D. Polcyn, Lewis P. Bevans
  • Patent number: 10358384
    Abstract: An architectural transparency includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the substrate, a subcritical metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the first dielectric layer, a primer layer formed over the subcritical metallic layer and, a second dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the primer layer. The primer layer contains an oxygen-capturing material that can be sacrificed during a deposition process or heating process to prevent degradation of the subcritical metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Harry Buhay, Abhinav Bhandari, James J. Finley, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Paul A. Medwick, James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 10121281
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for visualizing an object includes the steps of providing a simulated environment; rendering, with at least one processor, at least one virtual object based at least partially on the simulated environment, a viewable angle of the at least one virtual object, and object characteristics associated with the at least one virtual object, the object characteristics comprising at least one of the following: reflectance, transmittance, attenuation, or any combination thereof; and changing a viewable angle of the at least one virtual object in response to user input. A system and a computer program product for implementing the aforementioned method includes appropriately communicatively connected hardware components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Matjasko, Frank J. Triggiani, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 10096799
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode includes a substrate having a surface modification layer. The surface modification layer includes a first film and a second film. The first film has a coefficient of expansion that is greater than the coefficient of expansion for the second film. The second film has ridges and troughs. A method of making a surface modification layer. A first film is formed over a substrate. The coated substrate is heated to expand the first film to a second surface area. A second film is formed over the expanded first film. The substrate coated with the first and second films is cooled to form ridges and troughs in the second film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: John D. Basil, Abhinav Bhandari, Harry Buhay, Mehran Arbab, Gary J. Marietti
  • Patent number: 9932267
    Abstract: An architectural transparency includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the substrate, a continuous metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the first metallic layer, and a subcritical metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the second dielectric layer such that the subcritical metallic layer forms discontinuous metallic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Harry Buhay, Abhinav Bhandari, James J. Finley, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr., Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Paul A. Medwick, James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 9818888
    Abstract: A method of forming a coating layer on a glass substrate in a glass manufacturing process includes: providing a first coating precursor material for a selected coating layer composition to at least one multislot coater to form a first coating region of the selected coating layer; and providing a second coating precursor material for the selected coating layer composition to the multislot coater to form a second coating region of the selected coating layer over the first region. The first coating precursor material is different than the second precursor coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: James W. McCamy, Zhixun Ma, Benjamin Kabagambe, Kwaku K. Koram, Cheng-Hung Hung, Gary J. Nelis
  • Patent number: 9761841
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (10) includes a substrate (12) having a first surface (14) and a second surface (16), a first electrode (32), and a second electrode (38). An emissive layer (36) is located between the first electrode (32) and the second electrode (38). The organic light emitting diode (10) further includes a surface modification layer (18). The surface modification layer (18) includes a non-planar surface (30, 52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: John D. Basil, Abhinav Bhandari, Harry Buhay, Mehran Arbab, Gary J. Marietti
  • Patent number: 9758426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reflective articles, such as solar mirrors, that include a sacrificial cathodic layer. The reflective article, more particularly includes a substrate, such as glass, having a multi-layered coating thereon that includes a lead-free sacrificial cathodic layer. The sacrificial cathodic layer includes at least one transition metal, such as a particulate transition metal, which can be in the form of flakes (e.g., zinc flakes). The sacrificial cathodic layer can include an inorganic matrix formed from one or more organo-titanates. Alternatively, the sacrificial cathodic layer can include an organic polymer matrix (e.g., a crosslinked organic polymer matrix formed from an organic polymer and an aminoplast crosslinking agent). The reflective article also includes an outer organic polymer coating, that can be electrodeposited over the sacrificial cathodic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin Kabagambe, Michael J. Buchanan, Matthew S. Scott, Brian K. Rearick, Paul A. Medwick, James W. McCamy
  • Patent number: 9744747
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for forming a laminated window. The method includes: a) assembling a mold between two plies that make up a laminated window; b) filling the mold with a reaction mixture having: (1) at least one chain extender; (2) at least one polyether polyol having a molecular weight of approximately 1,000; and (3) at least one aliphatic polyisocyanate; and c) curing the reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Rukavina, Gregory J. McCollum
  • Patent number: 9627652
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (10) includes a substrate (20), a first electrode (12), an emissive active stack (14), and a second electrode (18). At least one of the first and second electrodes (12, 18) is a light extracting electrode (26) having a metallic layer (28). The metallic layer (28) includes light scattering features (29) on and/or in the metallic layer (28). The light extracting features (29) increase light extraction from the organic light emitting diode (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Abhinav Bhandari, Harry Buhay
  • Patent number: 9604875
    Abstract: Temperable and non-temperable coatings are provided which have similar optical characteristics. The non-temperable coating is placed on glass that is not to be tempered and provides certain optical characteristics. The temperable coating is placed on a glass substrate and the coated substrate is then tempered. After tempering, the coated tempered glass sheet and the coated non-tempered glass sheet have similar optical characteristics. Both coatings have a plurality of metal layers, with at least one of the metallic layers being a discontinuous layer with a primer layer over the discontinuous metal layer. For the non-temperable coating, the discontinuous metal layer has an effective thickness in the range of 1.5 nm to 1.7 nm. For the temperable coating, the discontinuous metal layer has an effective thickness in the range of 1.7 nm to 1.8 nm. The primer layer of the temperable coating is thinner than the primer layer of the non-temperable coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Martin Cunningham, David L. Szypulski
  • Patent number: 9556071
    Abstract: A coated article includes a non-conductive substrate, such as glass. At least one conductive coating is formed over at least a portion of the substrate, such as by chemical vapor deposition or physical vapor deposition. The conductive coating can be a functional coating and can have a thickness in the range of greater than 0 ? to less than 25,000 ?, such as less than 10,000 ?. At least one polymeric coating is electrodeposited over at least a portion of the conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: James J. Finley, Donald W. Boyd, Gary J. Marietti
  • Patent number: 9556068
    Abstract: A coating composition that contains at least one degradable coating layer and at least one layer of barrier coating is disclosed. The coating composition can be used to make a coated substrate having improved performance over conventional coated substrates after exposure to heat and certain chemicals like halides such as chlorides, sulfur, salt, chlorine, alkali, and enamels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Harry Buhay, James J. Finley, James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 9533913
    Abstract: A method of making colored glass in a float glass process includes the steps of: melting glass batch materials in a furnace to form a glass melt; transporting the glass melt into a float glass chamber having a flame spray device, the glass melt forming a float glass ribbon; supplying at least one coating material to the flame spray device to form a spray having coating particles; and directing the spray onto the float glass ribbon to diffuse the particles into the surface of the float glass ribbon to form a glass sheet of a desired color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Mehran Arbab, Songwei Lu
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    Patent number: D803687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: VITRO, S.A.B. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Braulio Rosas Fernandez, Miguel Angel Ortiz Caravantes, Israel Chavez Diaz, Fernandao Antonio Lopez Lopez
  • Patent number: D888575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Roberto Gómez-Reyes, Humberto González-Popoca, Braulio Rosas-Fernández, Gustavo Bobadilla-Cortes, Guillermo Perales-Aldaco, Juan Picazo-Ortega, Miguel Angel Ortiz-Caravantes
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    Patent number: D891262
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Emanuelle Castañeda-Alcántara, Miguel Angel Gutierrez-Trejo, Fernando Antonio López-López, Israel Agustín Chavez-Diaz, Cesar Guadalupe Martinez-Alva
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    Patent number: D891263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Emanuelle Castañeda-Alcántara, Miguel Angel Gutierrez-Trejo, Fernando Antonio López-López, Israel Agustín Chavez-Diaz, Cesar Guadalupe Martinez-Alva