Patents Examined by Donald J. Loney
  • Patent number: 10435938
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated glass (VIG) window assembly and method for making same is provided in which a variation in the final edge seal height is preferably 0.20 mm or less, more preferably about 0.15 mm or less. Controlling final edge seal height variations substantially reduces breakage of the glass substrates of the VIG window assembly during vacuum pump-down of the cavity between the glass substrates. Edge seal height variation may be controlled, for example, by controlling initial dispensing of green frit material, controlling temperature variations during firing, and/or controlling cycle times during firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Dennis, Andrew W. Pantke
  • Patent number: 10427722
    Abstract: In a reinforcing system for reinforcing a cavity of a structural element, a support element is connected to the structural element in the structural element for reinforcement purposes. The support element has channels, an adhesive is disposed in the cavity between the support element and the structural element, and the adhesive can be introduced into the cavity between the support element and the structural element by means of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Norman Blank, J├╝rgen Finter, Vincent Belpaire
  • Patent number: 10421687
    Abstract: A substrate is coated on one face with a thin-films stack having reflection properties in the infrared and/or in solar radiation including at least one metallic functional layer, based on silver or on a metal alloy containing silver, and at least two antireflection coatings. The coatings each include at least one dielectric layer. The functional layer is positioned between the two antireflection coatings. The stack also includes a terminal layer which is the layer of the stack which is furthest from the face. The terminal layer is a metallic layer consisting of zinc and tin, made of SnxZny with a ratio of 0.1?x/y?2.4 and having a physical thickness of between 0.5 nm and 5.0 nm excluding these values, or even between 0.6 nm and 2.7 nm excluding these values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Sophie Brossard, Nicolas Mercadier, Ramzi Jribi, Bertrand Kuhn, Lorenzo Canova
  • Patent number: 10421252
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes thermally insulating glass laminates that mitigate or prevent heat loss from heated cavities. In some embodiments, the thermally insulating glass laminates comprise a non-uniform low or non-conductive coating layer that forms a chemical bond with at least one inner surface of the substrates, wherein the coating layer can have a thickness of about 0.010 inches or less and forms a pattern that contacts about 30% or less of at least one inner surface of a substrate and helps form a plurality of sealed cavities of gas molecules between the substrates. Since there is a small amount of gas molecules in each cavity, convective heat transfer between the substrates is minimized thereby minimizing heat loss through the laminates into the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT GEMTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Adam O'Ryan
  • Patent number: 10407832
    Abstract: Protection barriers, such as floor protection barriers, and methods for making and using same. The protection barrier can include a base sheet and an energy absorbing layer. The base sheet can have two or more paperboard layers and one or more sizing layers. A first paperboard layer can form a first surface of the base sheet, a second paperboard layer can form a second surface of the base sheet, and the one or more sizing layers can be disposed between the first and second paperboard layers. The energy absorbing layer can be secured to the second paperboard layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John P. Kelly, Richard D. Jordan, Ronald C. Norris, Frederick J. Curcio
  • Patent number: 10400504
    Abstract: An insulating glazed element including at least one insulating glazing unit including at least a first glass sheet and a second glass sheet associated together by an intermediate frame that keeps them a certain distance from each other. The intermediate frame includes at least two horizontal spacers and at least two vertical spacers, which are transparent. The horizontal spacers include at least two compartments which are separate and contiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Nicolas Boucher, Pierre Schneider, Olivier Bouesnard, Jean-Philippe Biard
  • Patent number: 10400398
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a pad including: a substrate; a first plurality of parallel ridges extending from a first side of the substrate, the first plurality of parallel ridges terminating in longitudinal alternating bevels; and a second plurality of parallel ridges extending from a second side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Enplast Technology LLC
    Inventor: Giovanni Capra
  • Patent number: 10390647
    Abstract: Floor mats comprising two layers bonded together with an undulating boundary between them. The surface color and/or surface texture of the first layer being different from the surface color and/or surface texture of the second layer. The mats having an interlocking periphery boundary adapted so the mats can be interlocked with adjoining mats to form a continuous planar mat flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Parallax Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce A. Thrush
  • Patent number: 10392296
    Abstract: A sealed structural body has an internal space and is made of glass, wherein at least a part of a boundary between the internal space of the sealed structural body and the outside is separated by a sealing material containing a metal material and a lead-free oxide glass. The lead-free oxide glass contains at least one of element Ag or P, Te, and V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Motomune Kodama, Masanori Miyagi, Takuya Aoyagi, Takashi Naito
  • Patent number: 10383470
    Abstract: An anti-fatigue mat/shock pad has a mat body with a top surface, a bottom surface, a left side edge, a right side edge and a top and bottom edges. The top and bottom surface of the mat have raised regions thereon which are made up of longitudinally extending raised ribs arranged in parallel fashion with respect to one another and spaced apart a selected distance by longitudinal channels. The longitudinal ribs on the top surface are offset from the longitudinal ribs on the bottom surface in an alternating fashion so that they present a staggered array when viewed in cross section. This particular pattern of raised ribs on the top and bottom surfaces of the mat produces a non-linear deformation pattern under impact forces in use, such as would be caused by athletes running or jumping on an athletic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: S&B Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Weih
  • Patent number: 10385610
    Abstract: A display case door assembly for a temperature-controlled storage device includes an opening into the temperature-controlled storage device and a vacuum panel mounted within the opening. The vacuum panel includes a first vacuum pane of tempered glass, a second vacuum pane of tempered glass, and an evacuated gap between the first and second vacuum panes. The evacuated gap has a predetermined thickness within which a vacuum is drawn, thereby providing a thermal insulation effect for the vacuum panel. The vacuum panel further includes a plurality of spacers disposed within the evacuated gap and configured to maintain the predetermined thickness of the evacuated gap when the vacuum is drawn therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Matthew Rolek, Mark Sandnes
  • Patent number: 10377930
    Abstract: A polyurethane glass sealant is made by reacting a poly(1,2-butylene oxide) polymer with a chain extender and a polyisocyanate. The poly(1,2-butylene oxide) polymer may be used as a mixture with up to 50% by weight of other polyols, including castor oil. The sealant is especially useful as a secondary sealant for an insulated glass unit (IGU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bindu Krishnan, Laura A. Grier
  • Patent number: 10376863
    Abstract: The gas adsorbent of one aspect according to the present invention includes is included in the glass panel unit. The gas adsorbent includes: a substrate made of fiber or a porous substance, of inorganic material; and a liquid containing a getter attached to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Hiroyuki Abe, Kenji Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10378813
    Abstract: A fluid control film is provided that includes fluid control channels extending along a channel longitudinal axis. Each of the fluid control channels has a surface and is configured to allow capillary movement of liquid in the channels. The fluid control film further includes a hydrophilic surface treatment covalently bonded to at least a portion of the surface of the fluid control channels. The fluid control film exhibits a capillary rise percent recovery of at least ten percent. Typically, the hydrophilic surface treatment includes functional groups selected from a non-zwitterionic sulfonate, a non-zwitterionic carboxylate, a zwitterionic sulfonate, a zwitterionic carboxylate, a zwitterionic phosphate, a zwitterionic phosphonic acid, and/or a zwitterionic phosphonate. A process for forming a fluid control film is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adam J. Meuler, Susannah C. Clear, Steven P. Swanson, Kurt J. Halverson, Justin A. Riddle, Paul B. Armstrong, Caleb T. Nelson, Chetan P. Jariwala
  • Patent number: 10378272
    Abstract: The glass panel unit is a predetermined part separated from a completed assembly obtained by subjecting a temporary assembly to a predetermined process. In the temporary assembly, the inside space (500) enclosed by the first and second glass substrates and the frame is divided into the first space and the second space with the partition and the gas adsorbent is inside the first space. The predetermined process includes: converting the first space into the evacuated space by evacuating the first space through the gas passage, the second space, and the outlet; and changing a shape of the partition to close the gas passage to form the seal enclosing the evacuated space. The predetermined part includes: a first and second glass panels being parts of the first and second glass substrates; the seal; the evacuated space; and the gas adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kenji Hasegawa, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10368658
    Abstract: A display case door assembly for a temperature-controlled storage device includes a frame defining an opening into the temperature-controlled storage device and a transparent unit coupled to the frame. The transparent unit includes a first vacuum pane, a second vacuum pane, and an evacuated gap between the first and second vacuum panes. The evacuated gap has a predetermined thickness within which a vacuum is drawn, thereby providing a thermal insulation effect for the transparent unit. The transparent unit further includes a plurality of spacers disposed within the evacuated gap and configured to maintain the predetermined thickness of the evacuated gap when the vacuum is drawn therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Matthew Rolek
  • Patent number: 10358379
    Abstract: There is disclosed a heat-insulating member including a pair of substrates and an airtight sealing part, in which the airtight sealing part is formed in an outer peripheral part between the pair of substrates to form a space between the pair of substrates, the space being in a vacuum or reduced pressure state, a sealing material that forms the airtight sealing part includes a low-melting glass, and the low-melting glass contains a vanadium oxide, barium oxide, phosphorus oxide, and tungsten oxide, in which the following two relational expressions are satisfied in terms of oxide contents: V2O5+BaO+P2O5+WO3?90 and V2O5>BaO>P2O5>WO3 (wherein unit: mol %). Thereby, influence on environmental impact can be reduced and maintenance of airtightness and an improvement in acid resistance can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Naito, Shinichi Tachizono, Kei Yoshimura, Yuji Hashiba, Takuya Aoyagi, Motomune Kodama, Taigo Onodera, Tadashi Fujieda
  • Patent number: 10350853
    Abstract: A formed film with micro-cells and macro-cells or depressions may be disclosed. For example, the film may include a lands. Each of the lands may include micro-cells thereon. The micro-cells may have a first orientation. The film may further include macro-depressions adjacent to at least one respective land. Each of the macro depressions may include additional second micro-cells. Those additional micro-cells may have a second orientation. The second orientation includes an orientation that is an inverse of the first orientation (e.g., is in an opposite direction of the first orientation).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Eugene Thomas
  • Patent number: 10343377
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glazed module comprising a metal framework and an insulating glazing comprising a water-tight barrier, said insulating glazing being cold-bent, the metal framework and the insulating glazing being rendered integral by a holding means which forces the insulating glazing to retain the bent shape conferred on it by the framework. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of the glazed module comprising a metal framework and an insulating glazing, the insulating glazing being cold-bent, after it has been assembled with a water-tight barrier, by a force which causes it to take the shape of the metal framework and then held in this bent shape by a holding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Fabien Levasseur, Romain Decourcelle, Christophe Swiderski
  • Patent number: 10344525
    Abstract: An insulating glazing unit having a first pane, a second pane, an outer pane interspace, an inner pane interspace, and a spacer is described. The spacer has a glazing interior surface, a first pane contact surface, and a second pane contact surface, a plastic profile, a primary sealing means, and a main member. The main member contains a sealing material containing a drying material. The plastic profile separates the outer pane interspace from the inner pane interspace. The main member is arranged in the outer pane interspace adjacent the plastic profile and the primary sealing means is arranged in the outer pane interspace adjacent the main member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Kuster, Rolf Koette, Walter Schreiber