Patents by Inventor James J. Finley

James J. Finley 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: 20200039875
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a functional layer over at least a portion of the substrate, and a protective coating over at least a portion of the functional layer, wherein an uppermost layer of the functional layer is a metal oxide layer, and wherein the protective coating comprises a metal nitride layer and a metal oxynitride layer that is disposed between and in contact with at least part of the metal nitride layer and the metal oxide layer of the functional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ashtosh Ganjoo, Sudarshan Narayanan, James J. Finley, Paul A. Medwick
  • Patent number: 10479724
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a functional layer over at least a portion of the substrate, and a protective coating over at least a portion of the functional layer, wherein an uppermost layer of the functional layer is a metal oxide layer, and wherein the protective coating comprises a metal nitride layer and a metal oxynitride layer that is disposed between and in contact with at least part of the metal nitride layer and the metal oxide layer of the functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VITRO FLAT GLASS LLC
    Inventors: Ashtosh Ganjoo, Sudarshan Narayanan, James J. Finley, Paul V. Medwick
  • Publication number: 20190276352
    Abstract: An architectural transparency includes a substrate; a first dielectric layer over at least a portion of the substrate, a first metallic layer over the first dielectric layer, a first primer layer over the first metallic layer, a second dielectric layer over the first primer layer, a second metallic layer over the second dielectric layer, a second primer layer over the second metallic layer, a third dielectric layer over the second primer layer, a third metallic layer over the third dielectric layer, a third primer layer over the third dielectric layer, and a fourth dielectric layer over the third primer layer. At least one of the metallic layers is a subcritical metallic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Harry Buhay, Abhinav Bhandari, James J. Finley, Paul R. Ohodnicki, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190248701
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a functional layer over at least a portion of the substrate, and a protective coating over at least a portion of the functional layer, wherein an uppermost layer of the functional layer is a metal oxide layer, and wherein the protective coating comprises a metal nitride layer and a metal oxynitride layer that is disposed between and in contact with at least part of the metal nitride layer and the metal oxide layer of the functional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: VITRO FLAT GLASS LLC
    Inventors: Ashtosh GANJOO, Sudarshan NARAYANAN, James J. FINLEY, Paul V. MEDWICK
  • Patent number: 10358384
    Abstract: An architectural transparency includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the substrate, a subcritical metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the first dielectric layer, a primer layer formed over the subcritical metallic layer and, a second dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the primer layer. The primer layer contains an oxygen-capturing material that can be sacrificed during a deposition process or heating process to prevent degradation of the subcritical metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Harry Buhay, Abhinav Bhandari, James J. Finley, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Paul A. Medwick, James P. Thiel
  • Publication number: 20180148371
    Abstract: An architectural transparency includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the substrate, a subcritical metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the first dielectric layer, a primer layer formed over the subcritical metallic layer and, a second dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the primer layer. The primer layer contains an oxygen-capturing material that can be sacrificed during a deposition process or heating process to prevent degradation of the subcritical metallic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Harry Buhay, Abhinav Bhandari, James J. Finley, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Paul A. Medwick, James P. Thiel
  • Publication number: 20180108457
    Abstract: A coated article includes an applied transparent electrically conductive oxide film of niobium doped titanium oxide. The article can be made by using a coating mixture having a niobium precursor and a titanium precursor. The coating mixture is directed toward a heated substrate to decompose the coating mixture and to deposit a transparent electrically conductive niobium doped titanium oxide film on the surface of the heated substrate. In another coating process, the mixed precursors are moved toward the substrate positioned in a plasma area between spaced electrodes to coat the surface of the substrate. Optionally, the substrate can be heated or maintained at room temperature. The deposited niobium doped titanium oxide film has a sheet resistance greater than 1.2 ohms/square and an index of refraction of 1.00 or greater. The chemical formula for the niobium doped titanium oxide is Nb:TiOx where X is in the range of 1.8-2.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ashtosh Ganjoo, Songwi Lu, James W. McCamy, James J. Finley
  • Patent number: 9932267
    Abstract: An architectural transparency includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the substrate, a continuous metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the first metallic layer, and a subcritical metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the second dielectric layer such that the subcritical metallic layer forms discontinuous metallic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Harry Buhay, Abhinav Bhandari, James J. Finley, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr., Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Paul A. Medwick, James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 9556071
    Abstract: A coated article includes a non-conductive substrate, such as glass. At least one conductive coating is formed over at least a portion of the substrate, such as by chemical vapor deposition or physical vapor deposition. The conductive coating can be a functional coating and can have a thickness in the range of greater than 0 ? to less than 25,000 ?, such as less than 10,000 ?. At least one polymeric coating is electrodeposited over at least a portion of the conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: James J. Finley, Donald W. Boyd, Gary J. Marietti
  • Patent number: 9556068
    Abstract: A coating composition that contains at least one degradable coating layer and at least one layer of barrier coating is disclosed. The coating composition can be used to make a coated substrate having improved performance over conventional coated substrates after exposure to heat and certain chemicals like halides such as chlorides, sulfur, salt, chlorine, alkali, and enamels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Harry Buhay, James J. Finley, James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 9051211
    Abstract: Titanium and aluminum cathode targets are disclosed for sputtering absorbing coatings of titanium and aluminum-containing materials in atmospheres comprising inert gas, reactive gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, and mixtures thereof, which can further comprise inert gas, such as argon, to form nitrides, oxides, and oxynitrides, as well as metallic films. The titanium and aluminum-containing coatings can be utilized as an outer coat or as one or more coating layers of a coating stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: PPG industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Finley, Harry Buhay
  • Patent number: 8974864
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate; depositing an infrared reflecting layer over at least a portion of a substrate; depositing a primer layer over at least a portion of the infrared reflective layer; depositing a dielectric layer over at least a portion of the primer layer; and forming an absorbing layer. The absorbing layer includes an alloy and/or mixture of (a) a metal having an index of refraction at 500 nm less than or equal to 1.0 and (b) a material having a ?G°f of greater than or equal to ?100 at 1000° K. The metal can be silver and the material can be tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Finley, James P. Thiel, Harry Buhay
  • Patent number: 8790796
    Abstract: A method is provided for changing the visible light transmittance of a coated article having a functional coating having at least one anti-reflective material and at least one infrared reflective material. The anti-reflective material includes an alloying material capable of combining or alloying with the infrared reflective material. A protective coating is deposited over the functional coating to prevent or retard the diffusion of atmospheric gas and/or vapor into the functional coating. The coated article is heated to a temperature sufficient to cause at least some of the alloying material to combine with at least some of the infrared reflective material to form a substance having a different visible light transmittance than the infrared reflective material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Buhay, James J. Finley, James P. Thiel, John P. Lehan
  • Publication number: 20140037988
    Abstract: A coated article includes an applied transparent electrically conductive oxide film of niobium doped titanium oxide. The article can be made by using a coating mixture having a niobium precursor and a titanium precursor. The coating mixture is directed toward a heated substrate to decompose the coating mixture and to deposit a transparent electrically conductive niobium doped titanium oxide film on the surface of the heated substrate. In another coating process, the mixed precursors are moved toward the substrate positioned in a plasma area between spaced electrodes to coat the surface of the substrate. Optionally, the substrate can be heated or maintained at room temperature. The deposited niobium doped titanium oxide film has a sheet resistance greater than 1.2 ohms/square and an index of refraction of 1.00 or greater. The chemical formula for the niobium doped titanium oxide is Nb:TiOX where X is in the range of 1.8-2.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: PPG Industries OHIO, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashtosh Ganjoo, Songwei Lu, James W. McCamy, James J. Finley
  • Patent number: 8618013
    Abstract: A method for forming a coating on an ionic liquid includes placing an ionic liquid on a surface of a substrate, thereby forming an ionic liquid coated substrate. The ionic liquid coated substrate is introduced into a physical deposition chamber having a physical deposition target. One or more materials are directed from the physical deposition target onto the ionic liquid of the ionic liquid coated substrate by physical vapor deposition to form a coating on the ionic liquid of the ionic liquid coated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Finley
  • Patent number: 8597474
    Abstract: Titanium and aluminum cathode targets are disclosed for sputtering absorbing coatings of titanium and aluminum-containing materials in atmospheres comprising inert gas, reactive gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, and mixtures thereof, which can further comprise inert gas, such as argon, to form nitrides, oxides, and oxynitrides, as well as metallic films. The titanium and aluminum-containing coatings can be utilized as an outer coat or as one or more coating layers of a coating stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Finley
  • Patent number: 8551609
    Abstract: A coated article includes a pyrolytic applied transparent electrically conductive oxide film of niobium doped titanium oxide. The article can be made by using a coating mixture having a niobium precursor and a titanium precursor. The coating mixture is directed toward a heated substrate to decompose the coating mixture and to deposit a transparent electrically conductive niobium doped titanium oxide film on the surface of the heated substrate. In one embodiment of the invention, the method is practiced using a vaporized coating mixture including a vaporized niobium precursor; a vaporized titanium precursor, and a carrier gas to deposit a niobium doped titanium oxide film having a sheet resistance greater than 1.2 and an index of refraction of 2.3 or greater. The chemical formula for the niobium doped titanium oxide is Nb:TiOX where X is in the range of 1.8-2.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Songwei Lu, James W. McCamy, James J. Finley
  • Patent number: 8354355
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing particles, such as nanoparticles. The method includes introducing an ionic liquid into a deposition chamber, and directing one or more material toward or depositing one or more materials onto the ionic liquid by physical vapor deposition to form nanoparticles in the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Finley
  • Patent number: 8329318
    Abstract: A coated substrate is disclosed. The coated substrate includes a substrate and a coating composition over the substrate comprising at least one metal based layer selected from tungsten, chromium, tantalum, molybdenum, aluminum, niobium, and mixtures and alloys thereof; and mixtures and alloys of cobalt and chromium; and at least one dielectric layer including SixNy, where x/y ranges from 0.75 to 1.5, over the metal based layer. The ?Ecmc (1.5:1) (T), ?Ecmc (1.5:1) (R1) and ?Ecmc (1.5:1) (R2) of a non-heat treated, coated substrate as compared to a heat treated, coated substrate according to the present invention are no greater than 8 units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, James J. Finley
  • Publication number: 20120251819
    Abstract: A method is provided for changing the visible light transmittance of a coated article having a functional coating having at least one anti-reflective material and at least one infrared reflective material. The anti-reflective material includes an alloying material capable of combining or alloying with the infrared reflective material. A protective coating is deposited over the functional coating to prevent or retard the diffusion of atmospheric gas and/or vapor into the functional coating. The coated article is heated to a temperature sufficient to cause at least some of the alloying material to combine with at least some of the infrared reflective material to form a substance having a different visible light transmittance than the infrared reflective material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: HARRY BUHAY, JAMES J. FINLEY, JAMES P. THIEL, JOHN P. LEHAN