Patents by Inventor Anton Dietrich

Anton Dietrich has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210155073
    Abstract: The present embodiments refer to a controlling system configured to be installed in a recreational vehicle, cooling devices comprising or coupled to such controlling systems, a recreational vehicle comprising such controlling systems and methods for controlling cooling the cooling devices. The controlling system comprises a central processing unit, a read out unit and a controlling unit and is configured to be coupled to a plurality of electronic devices of the recreational vehicle. The read out unit of the controlling system is configured to read out data from the electronic devices and/or sensors of the recreational vehicle coupled to the controlling system and to forward the read out data to the central processing unit. The central processing unit is configured to receive and to process the read out data received from the read out unit and to forward processed data to the controlling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jörg Peter, Marcus Dietrich, Marcus Remmel, Anton Lundqvist
  • 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: 10696584
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating supported by a glass substrate. The low-E coating includes at least one silver (Ag) based infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) that is provided adjacent to and contacting at least one contact layer of or including Ag, Ni and Cr. The provision of a contact layer(s) including at least Ag, Ni and Cr, directly over and contacting a silver-based IR reflecting layer, has been found to advantageously increase visible transmission (Tvis) of the low-E coating. Such low-E coating may be used in applications such as monolithic windows, insulated glass (IG) window units, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Guardian Europe S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Anton Dietrich, Bernd Disteldorf
  • Patent number: 10669192
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer. The IR reflecting layer may be of silver or the like. In certain example embodiments, a titanium oxide layer is provided over the IR reflecting layer, and it has been found that this surprisingly results in an IR reflecting layer with a lower specific resistivity (SR) thereby permitting thermal properties of the coated article to be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC., GUARDIAN EUROPE S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Jochen Butz, Uwe Kriltz, Artur Siwek, Anton Dietrich, Jens-Peter Muller, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 10570058
    Abstract: This invention relates to a coated article including a low-emissivity (low-E) coating. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating is provided on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate) and includes at least first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., silver based layers) that are spaced apart by contact layers (e.g., NiCr based layers) and a dielectric layer of or including a material such as silicon nitride. In certain example embodiments, the coated article has a low visible transmission (e.g., no greater than 60%, more preferably no greater than about 55%, and most preferably no greater than about 50%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC., GUARDIAN EUROPE S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Krishna Swamynaidu
  • Patent number: 10556824
    Abstract: A low-emissivity (low-E) coating includes first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers of or including a material such as silver. The coating includes a bottom dielectric portion including a layer of or including silicon zirconium oxynitride, and a center dielectric portion including a layer of or including zinc stannate. The coating is configured to realize a combination of desirable visible transmission, consistent and low emissivity values, thermal stability upon optional heat treatment such as thermal tempering, desirable U-value, desirable LSG value, and desirable coloration and/or reflectivity values to be achieved. In certain example embodiments, an absorber layer sandwiched between a pair of dielectric layers may be provided in. Coated articles herein may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, or in other suitable applications such as monolithic window applications, laminated windows, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L., GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Francis Wuillaume
  • Patent number: 10556822
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like in a low-E coating, and methods of making the same. In certain cases, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes nickel and/or titanium (e.g., NixTiyOz). The provision of a layer including nickel titanium and/or an oxide thereof may permit a layer to be used that has good adhesion to the IR reflecting layer, and reduced absorption of visible light (resulting in a coated article with a higher visible transmission). When a layer including nickel titanium oxide is provided directly over and/or under the IR reflecting layer (e.g., as a barrier layer), this may result in improved chemical and mechanical durability. Thus, visible transmission may be improved if desired, without compromising durability; or, durability may simply be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC., GUARDIAN EUROPE S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Publication number: 20200017403
    Abstract: A low-emissivity (low-E) coating includes first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers of or including a material such as silver. The coating includes a bottom dielectric portion including a layer of or including silicon zirconium oxynitride, and a center dielectric portion including a layer of or including zinc stannate. The coating is configured to realize a combination of desirable visible transmission, consistent and low emissivity values, thermal stability upon optional heat treatment such as thermal tempering, desirable U-value, desirable LSG value, and desirable coloration and/or reflectivity values to be achieved. In certain example embodiments, an absorber layer sandwiched between a pair of dielectric layers may be provided in. Coated articles herein may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, or in other suitable applications such as monolithic window applications, laminated windows, and/or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicants: GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L., GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd DISTELDORF, Anton DIETRICH, Francis WUILLAUME
  • Patent number: 10487011
    Abstract: Absorbing layers of a low-emissivity (low-E) coating are designed to cause the coating to have a reduced film side reflectance which is advantageous for aesthetic purposes. In certain embodiments, the absorbing layers are metallic or substantially metallic (e.g., NiCr or NiCrNx) and are each provided between first and second nitride layers (e.g., silicon nitride based layers) in order to reduce or prevent oxidation of the absorbing layers during optional heat treatment thermal tempering, heat bending, and/or heat strengthening). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, other types of windows, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Anton Dietrich, Bernd Disteldorf, Piotr Kokot, Adam Tokarz
  • Patent number: 10393932
    Abstract: Absorbing layers of a low-emissivity (low-E) coating are designed to cause the coating to have a reduced film side reflectance which is advantageous for aesthetic purposes. In certain embodiments, the absorbing layers are metallic or substantially metallic (e.g., NiCr or NiCrNx) and are positioned in order to reduce or prevent oxidation of the absorbing layers during optional heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, heat bending, and/or heat strengthening). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, other types of windows, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Piotr Kokot, Adam Tokarz
  • Publication number: 20190256411
    Abstract: This invention relates to a coated article including a low-emissivity (low-E) coating. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating is provided on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate) and includes at least first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., silver based layers) that are spaced apart by contact layers (e.g., NiCr based layers) and a dielectric layer of or including a material such as silicon nitride. In certain example embodiments, the coated article has a low visible transmission (e.g., no greater than 60%, more preferably no greater than about 55%, and most preferably no greater than about 50%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd DISTELDORF, Anton DIETRICH, Krishna SWAMYNAIDU
  • Patent number: 10336651
    Abstract: A low-emissivity (low-E) coating includes first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers of or including a material such as silver. The coating includes a bottom dielectric portion including a layer of or including silicon zirconium oxynitride, and a center dielectric portion including a layer of or including zinc stannate. The coating is configured to realize a combination of desirable visible transmission, consistent and low emissivity values, thermal stability upon optional heat treatment such as thermal tempering, desirable U-value, desirable LSG value, and desirable coloration and/or reflectivity values to be achieved. In certain example embodiments, an absorber layer sandwiched between a pair of dielectric layers may be provided in. Coated articles herein may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, or in other suitable applications such as monolithic window applications, laminated windows, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, GUARDIAN EUROPE S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Francis Wuillaume
  • Patent number: 10294150
    Abstract: This invention relates to a coated article including a low-emissivity (low-E) coating. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating is provided on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate) and includes at least first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., silver based layers) that are spaced apart by contact layers (e.g., NiCr based layers) and a dielectric layer of or including a material such as silicon nitride. In certain example embodiments, the coated article has a low visible transmission (e.g., no greater than 60%, more preferably no greater than about 55%, and most preferably no greater than about 50%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Guardian Europe S.A.R.L., Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Krishna Swamynaidu
  • Publication number: 20190092682
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like in a low-E coating, and methods of making the same. In certain cases, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes nickel and/or titanium (e.g., NixTiyOz). The provision of a layer including nickel titanium and/or an oxide thereof may permit a layer to be used that has good adhesion to the IR reflecting layer, and reduced absorption of visible light (resulting in a coated article with a higher visible transmission). When a layer including nickel titanium oxide is provided directly over and/or under the IR reflecting layer (e.g., as a barrier layer), this may result in improved chemical and mechanical durability. Thus, visible transmission may be improved if desired, without compromising durability; or, durability may simply be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Marcus FRANK, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Patent number: 10214447
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like in a low-E coating, and methods of making the same. In certain cases, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes nickel and/or titanium (e.g., NixTiyOz). The provision of a layer including nickel titanium and/or an oxide thereof may permit a layer to be used that has good adhesion to the IR reflecting layer, and reduced absorption of visible light (resulting in a coated article with a higher visible transmission). When a layer including nickel titanium oxide is provided directly over and/or under the IR reflecting layer (e.g., as a barrier layer), this may result in improved chemical and mechanical durability. Thus, visible transmission may be improved if desired, without compromising durability; or, durability may simply be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Guardian Glass, LLC, Guardian Europe S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Publication number: 20190047908
    Abstract: Absorbing layers of a low-emissivity (low-E) coating are designed to cause the coating to have a reduced film side reflectance which is advantageous for aesthetic purposes. In certain embodiments, the absorbing layers are metallic or substantially metallic (e.g., NiCr or NiCrNx) and are each provided between first and second nitride layers (e.g., silicon nitride based layers) in order to reduce or prevent oxidation of the absorbing layers during optional heat treatment thermal tempering, heat bending, and/or heat strengthening). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, other types of windows, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Anton DIETRICH, Bernd DISTELDORF, Piotr KOKOT, Adam TOKARZ
  • Publication number: 20190040268
    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: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd DISTELDORF, Anton DIETRICH, Robert BAKER, Stuart SILVESTER, Eduardo SANZ
  • Patent number: 10138160
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like in a low-E coating, and methods of making the same. In certain cases, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes nickel and/or titanium (e.g., NixTiyOz). The provision of a layer including nickel titanium and/or an oxide thereof may permit a layer to be used that has good adhesion to the IR reflecting layer, and reduced absorption of visible light (resulting in a coated article with a higher visible transmission). When a layer including nickel titanium oxide is provided directly over and/or under the IR reflecting layer (e.g., as a barrier layer), this may result in improved chemical and mechanical durability. Thus, visible transmission may be improved if desired, without compromising durability; or, durability may simply be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Patent number: 10112866
    Abstract: Absorbing layers of a low-emissivity (low-E) coating are designed to cause the coating to have a reduced film side reflectance which is advantageous for aesthetic purposes. In certain embodiments, the absorbing layers are metallic or substantially metallic (e.g., NiCr or NiCrNx) and are each provided between first and second nitride layers (e.g., silicon nitride based layers) in order to reduce or prevent oxidation of the absorbing layers during optional heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, heat bending, and/or heat strengthening). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, other types of windows, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Anton Dietrich, Bernd Disteldorf, Piotr Kokot, Adam Tokarz
  • Patent number: 10100202
    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: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Guardian Europe S.a.r.l., Guardian Industries UK Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Robert Baker, Stuart Silvester, Eduardo Sanz