Patents Examined by Lauren R Colgan
  • Patent number: 10921495
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate and a coating applied over at least a portion of the substrate. The coating includes at least one metallic layer formed from one or more silver compounds doped with at least one metal selected from Groups 3 to 15 of the periodic table of the elements. Also disclosed are capsules that can absorb electromagnetic energy as well as a process of forming an antimony-doped tin oxide coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: James P. Thiel, Andrew V. Wagner, Adam D. Polcyn, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Paul A. Medwick, Harry Buhay, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Donald Anthony
  • Patent number: 10919268
    Abstract: A laminate has a composite coating on a reflective substrate. The composite coating includes a stack of metal oxide trilayers on the substrate, where each metal oxide trilayer includes a layer of aluminum oxide; a layer of silicon oxide; and a layer of indium tin oxide. The composite coating also includes a stack of metal oxide bilayers on the metal oxide trilayer stack, each metal oxide bilayer including a layer of aluminum oxide and a layer of silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Mark Hasegawa, Kenneth O'Connor, Alfred Wong, George Harris
  • Patent number: 10919269
    Abstract: A composite pane includes a functional element having electrically controllable optical properties, including a stack sequence formed of an outer pane, a first intermediate layer, a second intermediate layer, and an inner pane, wherein the intermediate layers contain at least one thermoplastic polymer film with at least one plasticizer, and a functional element having electrically controllable optical properties is arranged between the first intermediate layer and the second intermediate layer at least in sections, wherein between the first intermediate layer and the functional element as well as between the functional element and the second intermediate layer, at least one barrier film is arranged, which has, at least in sections, an overhang u beyond the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Alicia Dröge, Marcel Klein
  • Patent number: 10913680
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a lead-free glass composition in which crystallization is suppressed and which has a low softening point. This lead-free glass composition is characterized by containing silver oxide, tellurium oxide and vanadium oxide, and further containing at least one compound selected from among yttrium oxide, lanthanum oxide, cerium oxide, erbium oxide, ytterbium oxide, aluminum oxide, gallium oxide, indium oxide, iron oxide, tungsten oxide and molybdenum oxide as an additional component, and in that the content values (mol %) of silver oxide, tellurium oxide and vanadium oxide satisfy the relationships Ag2O>TeO2?V2O5 and Ag5O?2V2O5 when calculated in terms of the oxides, and in that the content of TeO2 is 25-37 mol. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Naito, Takuya Aoyagi, Tatsuya Miyake, Takeshi Kondo, Hiroki Kaneko, Kazutaka Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10908320
    Abstract: The coated glass sheet of the present invention includes: a glass sheet; and a coating film provided on at least one principal surface of the glass sheet. The coating film includes a dense layer and a porous layer. The dense layer is positioned between the porous layer and the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeshi Yabuta, Toru Yamamoto, Fumiyoshi Kondo, Yoko Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10882281
    Abstract: A double-layer conductive LED photoelectric glass with voltage compensation and manufacturing process thereof are provided in the present invention. The photoelectric glass includes two layers of electrically conductive glasses. Inner sides of the electrically conductive cladded layers of the two layers of electrically conductive glasses are oppositely provided. The electrically conductive cladded layer of one of the two layers of electrically conductive glasses is provided with a plurality of etched circuits. The etched circuits are divided into two sets, which are respectively located on two sides of the electrically conductive glass. LEDs are provided on each of the etched circuits. The positive electrode connecting terminal and the negative electrode connecting terminal of the LED are respectively provided on two sides of each etched circuit. A heat-resistant transparent adhesive layer is provided in the middle of the two layers of electrically conductive glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: IMGS SMART GLASS TECHNOLOGIES (FUJIAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhiming Huang
  • Patent number: 10875807
    Abstract: Superhydrophilic and antifogging non-porous TiO2 films for glass substrates and methods of providing the TiO2 films are provided. The TiO2 films may maintain a water contact angle less than 5° in the dark for five days after an annealing treatment, and the water contact angle of the TiO2 films may stabilize at less than 20° after ten days from the annealing treatment. The TiO2 films may have a thickness of about 20 nm and may be transparent. The methods may include depositing a TiO2 film on a glass substrate using e-beam evaporation. The methods may further include annealing the TiO2 film after depositing the TiO2 film on the glass substrate. The methods may not include UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Khalifa University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Giovanni Palmisano, Corrado Garlisi
  • Patent number: 10876736
    Abstract: A glazing can be used as a constituent element of a heating device or of a fireproof door. The glazing includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers including at least one silver-based functional metal layer and an upper protective layer based on zirconium titanium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Mathieu Urien, Benoit Illy, Alexandre Maillet, Matthias Alschinger
  • Patent number: 10877347
    Abstract: An electrochromic multi-layer stack is provided. The electrochromic multi-layer stack includes a thin film that includes lithium tungsten oxide with lithium included in the fully bleached state. The electrochromic multi-layer stack also includes an electrically conductive layer, and an outer substrate. An electrochromic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KINESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Daniel Giaquinta, Brian Wiers, John David Bass, Scott Gamble, Gregory Daniloff, Hugues Duncan
  • Patent number: 10863745
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10856549
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10856550
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10850477
    Abstract: A vehicle composite pane having an outer pane made of glass and an inner pane made of glass that are bonded to one another via a polymeric intermediate layer is presented. According to one aspect, the intermediate layer includes a first wedge inlay and a second wedge inlay that are made of different materials, each of the inlays being wedge-shaped and having a wedge face. According to another aspect, the wedge faces are positioned one atop the other so that, in the direction from a lower edge to an upper edge of the composite pane, the thickness of the first wedge inlay increases and the thickness of the second wedge inlay decreases. According to a further aspect, at least one of the wedge inlays has a refractive index that differs from the refractive index of the outer pane and of the inner pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Schmalbuch, Dirk Wohlfeil, Malte Linn, Martin Arndt, Christian Effertz
  • Patent number: 10851015
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process to increase the mechanical and chemical resistance of a hydrolyzable network-forming silica gel coating provided on the surface of a substrate. According to the invention, a coating composition comprising a hydrolyzable, network-forming silica gel doped with a precursor of bismuth or cerium oxide is applied on the surface of the substrate. The present invention concerns also the product obtained by the said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Eugenie Peyroux
  • Patent number: 10843961
    Abstract: This invention relates to an insulating glass (IG) window unit designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. The IG window unit includes at least first, second and third substrates (e.g., glass substrates). At least one of the substrates supports an ultraviolet (UV) reflecting coating for reflecting UV radiation so that birds are capable of more easily seeing the window, and wherein at least two of the substrates are laminated to one another via a polymer-based laminating film (e.g., of or including PVB, EVA, or SGP) that may have a high UV absoprtion. The UV reflecting coating is preferably patterned so that it is not provided across the entirety of the IG window unit. By making the window more visible to birds, bird collisions and bird deaths can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Jian-gang Weng, Sarah Wansack, Greg Brecht, Robert A. Vandal
  • Patent number: 10836140
    Abstract: A composite includes a component and a glass or glass ceramic material. The component has a first coefficient of expansion ?1 and the glass or the glass ceramic material has a second coefficient of expansion ?2. The glass or the glass ceramic material has a surface with a thickness and thickness differences (TTV) within the surface, and thickness fluctuations (LTV). The composite has a residual stress in the glass or the glass ceramic material (WARP), and a geometric and material-physical degree of compatibility KG?4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Jotz, Marten Walther, Florian Resch, Thomas Wiegel
  • Patent number: 10836142
    Abstract: A laminated glazing includes one or two plies of 0.5 to 12 mm thickness, and one or more structural plies of 3 to 20 mm thickness, wherein at least that face of at least one ply of 0.5 to 12 mm thickness which is oriented toward the one or more structural plies and/or at least one face of the latter includes an electrically conductive layer of thickness comprised between 2 and 1600 nm, except on at least one ablation line, the edges of this line having no hem, and their average slope being at most equal to 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Vincent Legois, Vincent Rachet, Thomas Tondu
  • Patent number: 10822268
    Abstract: A splash screen, and a process for making a splash screen, comprising a glass sheet, the glass sheet comprising, a substrate of soda lime silica glass having a coating deposited on at least at least a first surface, the coating comprising a corrosion-protection layer deposited directly on the first surface of the substrate, the corrosion-protection layer having a thickness in the range 24 nm to 125 nm and comprising pyrolytically deposited silica with intentional doping of 7 atom % or lower. The splash screen provides reduced moisture induced corrosion of the glass surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Simon James Hurst, Anna Louise Colley, Peter Michael Harris, Kieran James Cheetham
  • Patent number: 10822269
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a coated glazing includes the following steps in sequence a) providing a transparent glass substrate, b) etching a surface of the substrate with an acidic gas, and c) directly or indirectly coating said surface with at least one layer based on a transparent conductive coating (TCC) and/or at least one layer based on a material with a refractive index of at least 1.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Kevin David Sanderson, Neil McSporran, David Alan Strickler, Leo James Pyrah
  • Patent number: 10824200
    Abstract: A glass element having a thickness from 25 ?m to 125 ?m, a first primary surface, a second primary surface, and a compressive stress region extending from the first primary surface to a first depth, the region defined by a compressive stress ?I of at least about 100 MPa at the first primary surface. Further, the glass element has a stress profile such that it does not fail when it is subject to 200,000 cycles of bending to a target bend radius of from 1 mm to 20 mm, by the parallel plate method. Still further, the glass element has a puncture resistance of greater than about 1.5 kgf when the first primary surface of the glass element is loaded with a tungsten carbide ball having a diameter of 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Polly Wanda Chu, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Adam James Ellison, Timothy Michael Gross, Guangli Hu, Nicholas James Smith, Butchi Reddy Vaddi, Natesan Venkataraman