Patents Examined by Donald J. Loney
  • Patent number: 10982123
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing material for multi-layered glasses, including: a polysulfide resin (A) and a polyester resin (B) which is represented by Formula (1-1): or Formula (1-2): wherein A represents a dibasic acid residue, G represents a diol residue, X1 and X2 represent a hydrogen atom or a group represented by Formula (2-1): wherein R represents an aromatic group or an aliphatic group, and X3 and X4 represent an aromatic group or an aliphatic group, n and m each represent the average number of repetitions of a repeating unit in parentheses and are each a numerical value larger than 0, and some or all A's are aromatic dibasic acid residues, and which has an aromatic dibasic acid residue content of 20 to 70% based on chemical formula weights calculated from the chemical formulae represented by [ ]N and [ ]M and also has a number average molecular weight of 400 to 5,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Daiki Noro, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yusuke Tajiri
  • Patent number: 10968371
    Abstract: A moisture curable hot melt sealant composition that includes a silane-functional polyurethane that is free of isocyanate groups, a thermoplastic elastomer having a weight average molecular weight of at least 100,000 grams per mole and being derived from 0% by weight to no greater than 30% by weight styrene, based on the weight of the thermoplastic elastomer, the thermoplastic elastomer being selected from the group consisting of butyl rubber, ethylene-propylene rubber, ethylene-propylene diene rubber, thermoplastic polyolefin elastomer, styrene block copolymer, and combinations thereof, a first tackifying agent that includes from 0% by weight to less than 15% by weight aromaticity based on the weight of the tackifying agent, the first tackifying agent being selected from the group consisting of aliphatic tackifying agent, aromatic-modified aliphatic tackifying agent, cycloaliphatic tackifying agent, aromatic-modified cycloaliphatic tackifying agent, and combinations thereof, a liquid butene component selecte
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Claudia Mosanu, Marietta B. Helmeke
  • Patent number: 10954160
    Abstract: A sealed article and methods of making the same. The sealed article includes a first and second glass pane. The first and second glass panes include inner surfaces opposite outer surfaces and at least one outer edge. The second glass pane is spaced apart from and positioned substantially parallel to the first glass pane with a low emissivity layer there between. An seal is formed between the first and second glass panes contiguous the low emissivity layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov, John Christopher Thomas
  • Patent number: 10941067
    Abstract: A shaped glass article is provided that is ultrathin, has two surfaces and one or more edges joining the two surfaces, and a thickness between the two surfaces. The shaped ultrathin glass article has at least one curved area with a non-vanishing surface curvature with a minimal curvature radius R if no external forces are applied. A method for producing a shaped glass article is also provided that includes providing an ultrathin glass with two surfaces and one or more edges joining the two surfaces, having a thickness between the two surfaces and shaping the ultrathin glass to a shaped ultrathin glass article by forming at least one curved area having a non-vanishing surface curvature with a minimal curvature radius R if no external forces are applied to the shaped ultrathin glass article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SCHOTT GLASS TECHNOLOGIES (SUZHOU) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Feng He, Ning Da, Pengxiang Qian
  • Patent number: 10933612
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a laminated glass having recesses in the shape of engraved lines on both surfaces to exhibit excellent deaeration properties in production of a laminated glass and suppressing formation of a moire pattern when unwound from a rolled body thereof. The present invention also aims to provide a laminated glass including the interlayer film for a laminated glass, a method for producing an embossing roll suitably used for production of the interlayer film for a laminated glass, and a method for producing the interlayer film for a laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Nakayama, Morimasa Omizu, Masaya Kondou
  • Patent number: 10934712
    Abstract: An underlayment membrane between a base surface and an outer coating of a building surface includes a base layer and multiple protrusions extending from the base layer to retain conditioning elements. The protrusions define a plurality of paths, between their side walls for the conditioning elements, which include: first straight portions defined by pairs of protrusions positioned side by side and spaced apart by a distance at most equal to the thickness of the conditioning elements, to hold them by friction; one or more second corrugated portions defined by two or more protrusions spaced apart by a predefined distance greater than the thickness of the conditioning elements and arranged in pairs aligned along lines, which obliquely intersect the path so that a conditioning element is retained by elastic-mechanical contrast with the side walls of the protrusions, the first and second portions of the paths being aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Roderick Egli, Roberto Zaniol
  • Patent number: 10920480
    Abstract: A spacer frame for use in fabricating a window and a method of fabrication thereof is disclosed. The spacer frame for separating first and second glass lites from each other in window. The spacer frame includes a frame forming a multi-sided form comprising a first outwardly facing surface for supporting a first glass lite that is contiguous with a first intermediate wall portion and a second outwardly facing surface for supporting a second glass lite that is contiguous with a second intermediate wall portion. The first and second intermediate wall portions comprise a first material and are linked to each other and spaced from each other by a thermal interruption strip. The first and second intermediate wall portions and the thermal interruption strip comprise an intermediate wall that bridges the first and second outwardly facing surfaces. The spacer frame further includes a film overlaying the intermediate wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy B. McGlinchy, William A. Briese
  • Patent number: 10913677
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a multilayer glass which can be manufactured by a simple process. To solve the above problem, the multilayer glass according to the invention includes a first glass substrate, a second glass substrate that faces the first glass substrate at an interval of a predetermined space, and a sealing part that seals a periphery of an internal space defined by the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate. The sealing part is formed with a sealing material containing low melting point glass. The internal space is in a vacuum state. The first glass substrate includes an exhaust port that is provided to be included in a projection part of the sealing part when being projected in a lamination direction of the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate. The exhaust port is blocked by the sealing material (see FIG. 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyake, Takashi Naitou
  • Patent number: 10907401
    Abstract: Improvements in or relating to transparent units (such as glazing units, which may also be referred to as insulating glass units) and their methods of manufacture are disclosed. Each transparent unit comprises first and second panes of transparent material each having an outwardly facing side and an inwardly facing side. Each inwardly facing side is at least partially coated with a reactive interlayer made by the application of a reactive interlayer coating composition. The inwardly facing side of the first and second panes of transparent material are spaced apart partially or totally by a transparent spacer made of a pre-cured condensation curable material or a substantially pre-cured condensation curable material adhered to the inwardly facing side of the first and second panes of transparent material by way of the reactive interlayers. In various embodiments, the pre-cured condensation curable material is a silicone based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Gubbels, Victor Baily, Tatiana Dimitrova, Davide Bianchi
  • Patent number: 10907351
    Abstract: A hybrid core comprising a matrix and tubular structural reinforcements, such as a ductile matrix core reinforced with ductile hollow tubes, as well as panels which comprise such hybrid core. Embodiments of the invention manifest resistance to both interfacial debonding and ballistic penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Guoqiang Li, Gefu Ji
  • Patent number: 10900275
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to vacuum insulated glass (VIG) units, and/or methods of making the same. An integrated pump-out tube is formed in a first substrate such that, when viewed in cross-section, the first glass substrate includes (a) first and second channel portions provided adjacent to opposite sides of a through-hole and (b) first and second sealing wall portions defined therebetween. An edge seal seals together the first and second substrates. A cavity is defined by the first and second substrates. Spacers provided between the first and second substrates in the cavity help maintain the first and second substrates in substantially parallel, spaced-apart relation to one another. The cavity is evacuated to a pressure less than atmospheric. The first and second sealing wall portions are preferentially heating to cause them to sag together and form a bridge covering the through-hole, hermetically sealing the VIG unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Hodapp, Greg Kemenah
  • Patent number: 10882997
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with a low-emissivity (low-E) coating on a glass substrate. The low-E coating includes an infrared (IR) reflecting layer between at least a pair of dielectric layers. The IR reflecting layer may be of silver or the like. The coating is designed so as to provide a highly transparent coated article that is thermally stable upon optional heat treatment and which can be made to have a low emissivity in a consistent manner. The coating is designed to have improved IR reflecting layer quality, and thus reduced tolerances with respect to manufacturability of desired emissivity values. The coated article may be used in monolithic window applications, IG window applications, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L., GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES UK LTD.
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Robert Baker, Stuart Silvester, Eduardo Sanz
  • Patent number: 10882784
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a glass panel unit manufacturing method and a glass window manufacturing method which enable a binder to be effectively removed from a glass adhesive, provide high adhesive strength between panels, and enable a vacuum space to be stably formed. A method for manufacturing a glass panel unit includes: disposing a glass adhesive to have one part as a low step part thinner than the other part of the glass adhesive; disposing a first substrate including at least a first glass substrate and a second substrate including at least a second glass substrate to face each other; and heating glass composite to form an inner space; reducing the pressure of the inner space; and forming a vacuum space from the inner space. The glass adhesive includes glass powder and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10876350
    Abstract: A method for applying a patch to a spacer discontinuity or other seal breach includes the step of applying pressure to the patch during the application of the patch to cause sealant carried by the patch to be injected into the spacer discontinuity. This step can be performed with or without the application of heat. Pressure is applied to the patch long enough to position the sealant entirely across the gap between the lites such that the sealant wets out against both interior glass surfaces. Pressure is also applied to the patch long enough to inject sealant into openings defining the discontinuity. A sealant is then applied over the entire patch. The structure of the patch and the patched IG unit are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Quanex IG Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie M. Canning, Jr., Nathan T. Tuttle, Cody J. Walsh, Joseph D. Florio, Kenneth F. Wayman
  • Patent number: 10858279
    Abstract: A glass panel unit manufacturing method includes a bonding step, a pressure reducing step, and a sealing step. The bonding step includes bonding together a first substrate and a second substrate with a first sealant to create an inner space. The pressure reducing step includes producing a reduced pressure in the inner space through an exhaust port that the first substrate has. The sealing step includes melting a second sealant inserted into the exhaust port by locally heating the second sealant, and deforming the second sealant by pressing the second sealant toward the second substrate, to seal the exhaust port up with the second sealant melted and deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimizu, Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Hiroyuki Abe, Haruhiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10858880
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a composition may be combined with a binder solution that substantially or completely burns out by the time the composition is melted. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that included the above-described composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy A. Dennis
  • Patent number: 10844652
    Abstract: An expandable, low-elasticity spacer made of two-sided corrugated material having a topsheet, a bottomsheet, and a corrugated sheet therebetween forming flutes. The spacer comprises two strips of the corrugated material, joined together to form a polygon having inside and outside corners. Each outside corner of the polygon has a slit parallel to the flutes that severs the continuity of the sheet in which it is made, eliminating the ability of the discontinuous portions to pull against each other, thereby eliminating potential spring back. The spacer is perforated, scored or crimped parallel to the flutes in one or more of the inside corners to make it easier to bend the spacer at the desired fold line. Because the spacer avoids springing back to its collapsed position, it can be sized to fill a cavity with no excess material and leave no unintended gaps. The corrugated material is preferably fiberboard or plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Edward G Quinif
  • Patent number: 10828730
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a tempered vacuum glass, which comprises: at least two glass sheets arranged parallel to each other; surrounding edges of adjacent glass sheets being sealed using an edge sealing structure; and support members placed in an array between the adjacent glass sheets to form a vacuum space. The edge sealing structure is a metallic edge-sealing structure. The structure comprises a first transition layer, a first metallized layer, a first intermetallic compound layer, a solder layer, a second intermetallic compound layer, a second metallized layer, and a second transition layer stacked in that order. The first and second metallized layers are in a spongy skeleton structure formed by sintering a metal paste. The first and second transition layers are formed by sintering the metal paste on the adjacent glass sheets, and contain a glass phase layer including metallic particles and a metal oxide layer with a net structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LUOYANG LANDGLASS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Zhao, Yanbing Li, Xiping Liang, Suzhen Li
  • Patent number: 10822270
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to ultra-fast laser treatment of silver-inclusive (low-emissivity) low-E coatings, coated articles including such coatings, and/or associated methods. The low-E coating is formed on a substrate (e.g., borosilicate or soda lime silica glass), with the low-E coating including at least one sputter-deposited silver-based layer, and with each said silver-based layer being sandwiched between one or more dielectric layers. The low-E coating is exposed to laser pulses having a duration of no more than 10?12 seconds, a wavelength of 355-500 nm, and an energy density of more than 30 kW/cm2. The exposing is performed so as to avoid increasing temperature of the low-E coating to more than 300 degrees C. while also reducing (a) grain boundaries with respect to, and vacancies in, each said silver-based layer, (b) each said silver-based layer's refractive index, and (c) emissivity of the low-E coating compared to its as-deposited form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Bernd Disteldorf
  • Patent number: 10815719
    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 first and second gas permeable panes defining an evacuated gap in communication with a vacuum source; a first exterior pane spaced from the first gas permeable pane defining a first pressurized gap in communication with a source of pressurized gas; and a second exterior pane spaced from the second gas permeable pane defining a second pressurized gap in communication with the source of pressurized gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Katmann Elias, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Michael Elias, Thomas Tyler Kattmann, Christopher Ryan Price