Patents Examined by Donald J. Loney
  • Patent number: 11187027
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a glass panel unit includes an adhesive disposing step, a pillar disposition step of disposing a plurality of pillars on the first panel. Each of the plurality of pillars includes a plurality of resin layers to stacked on one another. In each of the plurality of pillars, a contact area being in contact with the first panel and being included in the resin layer which is in contact with the first panel is different from a contact area being in contact with the second panel and being included in the resin layer which is in contact with the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Hiroyuki Abe, Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu
  • Patent number: 11174670
    Abstract: An insulating glazing having a pressure equalization body includes a capillary and a membrane, wherein a first pane is mounted on a first pane contact surface of the spacer and a second pane is mounted on a second pane contact surface of the spacer, the first and second panes and the glazing interior surface of the spacer enclose an inner interpane space, the first and second panes and the outer surface of the spacer enclose an outer interpane space, the pressure equalization body is inserted into an opening on the outer surface, the pressure equalization body contains a gas-permeable membrane and a capillary, the inner interpane space is gas-permeably connected to the atmosphere via the capillary and the membrane, and the capillary has, in at least one section, a diameter less than or equal to 1.2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Walter Schreiber, Florian Carre, Dirk Nüsser, Erol Ertugrul Sacu
  • Patent number: 11174669
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit includes a first glass pane having a thickness Z1, and a second glass pane made of prestressed glass having a thickness, Z2, where Z1 is greater than Z2 (Z1>Z2) The glazing unit also includes a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes and a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter. A vacuum of pressure less than 0.1 mbar is created in an internal volume V. A thickness ratio, Z1/Z2, of the thickness of the first glass pane, Z1, to the thickness of the second glass pane, Z2, is equal to or greater than 1.30 (Z1/Z2?1.30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC., AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMERICA INC., AGC VIDROS DO BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Pierre Schneider, Abderrazek Ben Trad, Julien Jeanfils
  • Patent number: 11167313
    Abstract: A filtering apparatus formed by a plurality of channel systems. Each of the channel systems include an inlet port formed on an inlet side of the plate; no more than one outlet port formed on an outlet side of the plate; and a channel formed in the plate, the channel coupled to the inlet port and to the outlet port, wherein the ratio of the product of the capture area of the inlet ports of a channel system with the first transmissivity associated with the inlet ports to the product of the capture area of the outlet ports of a channel system with the second transmissivity associated with the outlet ports is greater than one. The channel system is configured to interact with objects of interest on a scale which is smaller than a value several orders of magnitude larger than the mean free path of an object of interest. Some plate embodiments are configured to interact with particles, such as air molecules, water molecules, or aerosols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Paul Neiser
  • Patent number: 11168023
    Abstract: An insulating glass (IG) window unit including first and second glass substrates that are spaced apart from each other. At least one of the glass substrate has a triple silver low-emissivity (low-E) coating on one major side thereof, and a dielectric coating for improving angular stability on the other major side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Willem Den Boer, Yiwei Lu, Cesar Clavero, Daniel Schweigert, Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 11167520
    Abstract: A composite core with non-traditional geometries includes multiple elongate tubes arranged in a two-dimensional array. Each tube is made of a composite material. Each tube includes multiple curved sides. Each curved side inwardly curves toward a longitudinal axis passing through a geometric center of the tube to form a valley on an outer surface of the tube. An end of a first curved side connects to an end of a second curved side to form a crest on the outer surface of the tube. At least one crest formed on an outer surface of a first tube in the two-dimensional array contacts at least one valley formed on an outer surface of an adjacent second tube in the two-dimensional array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Kendrick, Levi Armstrong, Paul K. Oldroyd, Dave Carlson
  • Patent number: 11168514
    Abstract: A spacer with an integrated ribbon cable for insulating glazings includes a main body including two pane contact surfaces, a glazing interior surface, an outer surface, a hollow chamber, and at least one ribbon cable on the outer surface, wherein the ribbon cable is materially bonded to the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marcus Neander, Christopher Marjan, Hans-Werner Kuster, Guenael Morvan
  • Patent number: 11162297
    Abstract: A glass panel unit assembly includes: glass substrates; a peripheral wall having a frame shape and disposed between the glass substrates; a partition; an evacuation port; and a plurality of air passages. The partition partitions an internal space into an evacuation space, a ventilation space, and a coupling space. The evacuation port connects the ventilation space to an external environment. The plurality of air passages includes: a first air passage connecting the evacuation space to the coupling space; and a second air passage connecting the coupling space to the ventilation space. The second air passage includes a particular air passage having a larger dimension than any of the first air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka, Takeshi Shimizu, Haruhiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11162298
    Abstract: A compressible pillar for the preparation of a vacuum insulated glazing (VIG) unit, having a longitudinal extent in the pre-compressed state and including a deformable part having an open structure, which open structure will at least partially collapse when the pillar is subject to a compression force acting in the longitudinal direction of the pillar, the compression force being of at least one value selected within the range of 60 N to 320 N, the pillar will exhibit a partly irreversible deformation causing a reduction in the longitudinal extent of the pillar when the pillar is subjected to the compression force, so that when the compression force is fully released the pillar will exhibit an expansion in the longitudinal direction of the pillar which is less that the reduction in the longitudinal extent of the pillar. Further is shown a process for manufacturing of a compressible pillar, a method of producing a VIG unit as well as a VIG unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Utku Ahmet Özden, Annette Johncock Krisko, Simon Johnsen
  • Patent number: 11161325
    Abstract: A dynamic multi-pane insulating assembly and system including methods for dynamically maintaining the thermal resistance value of the assembly and system. The dynamic multi-pane insulating assembly and system includes an interior pane and first and second exterior panes. The first exterior pane and a first side of the interior pane defines an evacuated gap in communication with a vacuum source and a second side of the interior pane and the second exterior pane defines a pressurized gap in communication with the source of pressurized gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Kattmann Elias, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Tyler Kattmann, Christian Michael Elias, Christopher Ryan Price
  • Patent number: 11155493
    Abstract: The invention provides transparent conductive coatings based on indium tin oxide. The coating has an oxide overcoat, such as an alloy oxide overcoat. In some embodiments, the coating further includes one or more overcoat films comprising silicon nitride, silicon oxynitride, silicon dioxide, or titanium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen D. Durst, Gary L. Pfaff
  • Patent number: 11155497
    Abstract: Provided is a vacuum insulation glass panel assembly manufacturing method and apparatus. The vacuum insulation glass panel assembly manufacturing method includes an edge sealing step of sealing an edge of a glass panel assembly of glass panels spaced apart at a predetermined interval, and an exhaust port sealing step of causing a lid member to seal an exhaust port of the glass panel assembly formed so as to communicate with a space between the glass panels whose edges are sealed. A glass solder having a high melting point is used in the edge sealing step, and a glass solder having a low melting point is used in the exhaust port sealing step. A specially designed lid member closing device is used for exhaust port sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Je Il Park
  • Patent number: 11149486
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing sheet and a coating on the glazing sheet. The coating comprises, in sequence moving outwardly from the glazing sheet, a dielectric base coat comprising oxide film, nitride film, or oxynitride film, a first infrared-reflective layer, a first nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the first infrared-reflective layer, a first dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the first nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a second infrared-reflective layer, a second nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the second infrared-reflective layer, a second dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the second nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a third infrared-reflective layer, a third nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the third infrared-reflective layer, and a dielectric top coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the third nickel-aluminum blocker layer. Also provided are methods of depositing such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Daniel J. Plaggemeyer
  • Patent number: 11148971
    Abstract: A gas adsorption unit includes a getter, a package encapsulating the getter, and a low-melting member. The low-melting member is heated, and thereby melted, at a temperature lower than a melting point of the package to bond a connector including the low-melting member onto the package. Next, the low-melting member that has melted is cooled and cured. Then, thermal stress resulting from a difference in thermal expansion coefficient between the package and the connector is caused to the package connected to the connector, thereby breaking the package open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Tasuku Ishibashi, Masataka Nonaka, Takeshi Shimizu, Haruhiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11149487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gasket for evacuation a void in a vacuum insulated glazing unit, a method for producing a vacuum insulated glazing unit, a gasket for use in the production of a vacuum insulated glazing unit and apparatus comprising an evacuation cup and a gasket. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of a gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Carsten Rud Jensen, Søren Vejling Andersen, Thibault De Rycke
  • Patent number: 11135829
    Abstract: A system for forming a structural member which includes a first collimated light source and a reservoir containing a volume of photo-monomer resin wherein the first collimated light source is positioned spaced apart from the photo-monomer resin. The system further includes a first face sheet structure defining at least one bore which extends through the first face sheet structure wherein a portion of the first face sheet structure is positioned under a surface of the volume of photo-monomer resin such that photo-monomer resin is positioned within the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sophia Yang, Matthew H. Cawthorne, Edward W. Brouwers, Jacob Michael Hundley, Zak Charles Eckel, Scott Biesboer, Kenneth Cante
  • Patent number: 11136666
    Abstract: A nanoscale conductor/semiconductor/insulator device includes a substrate with a lattice and a plurality of nanotubes in crystallographic alignment with the lattice at an interface between the plurality of nanotubes and the substrate. Another such device includes a substrate, meandering tracks in the substrate and a plurality of nanotubes adhering to cut-atomic-step edges of the meandering tracks. Methods of making the nanoscale conductor/semiconductor/insulator devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mohsen Nasseri, Armin Ansary, Mathias J. Boland, Douglas R. Strachan
  • Patent number: 11130263
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative sheet having an excellent decorative appearance due to surface unevenness, as well as excellent abrasion resistance and moldability. This decorative sheet includes at least a substrate layer and a surface protective layer located on the surface of the substrate layer, wherein: the surface protective layer has a cross section in the direction of thickness; the cross section has an unevenness formed, on such surface side, by a repeating pattern including recesses and projections which are mutually adjacent; and the ratio of the measured average surface protective layer thickness (?m) at the recesses, Tv, and the measured average surface protective layer thickness (?m) at the projections, Tp, (average Tp/average Tv) satisfies the relationship of 0.10?Tp average/Tv average?0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Fujii, Yuri Kitahara, Nobuo Saito
  • Patent number: 11130153
    Abstract: A filtering apparatus formed by a plurality of channel systems. Each of the channel systems include an inlet port formed on an inlet side of the plate; no more than one outlet port formed on an outlet side of the plate; and a channel formed in the plate, the channel coupled to the inlet port and to the outlet port, wherein the ratio of the product of the capture area of the inlet ports of a channel system with the first transmissivity associated with the inlet ports to the product of the capture area of the outlet ports of a channel system with the second transmissivity associated with the outlet ports is greater than one. The channel system is configured to interact with objects of interest on a scale which is smaller than a value several orders of magnitude larger than the mean free path of an object of interest. Some plate embodiments are configured to interact with particles, such as air molecules, water molecules, or aerosols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Paul Neiser
  • Patent number: 11124450
    Abstract: An object is to enable suppression of thermal leakage at a peripheral portion of a pair of glass plates disposed so as to be opposed to each other with a gap interposed therebetween. A pair of glass plates 1A, 1B are disposed so as to be opposed to each other with a gap V interposed therebetween, and a periphery sealing metal material 3 is provided which joins the pair of glass plates 1A, 1B at a peripheral portion V1 thereof so as to seal the gap V in an airtight state. The periphery sealing metal material 3 interposed between opposed inner surfaces of the pair of glass plates 1A, 1B contains, in a mixed manner, a thermal insulation material 30 having lower thermal conductivity than that of the periphery sealing metal material 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Miki, Tetsuo Minaai, Tatsuhiro Nakazawa