Patents by Inventor Klaus Hartig

Klaus Hartig 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).

  • Patent number: 11028011
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20210032159
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10773996
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20200087197
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10590035
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10442728
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20190080883
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a magnetron sputtering apparatus including a vacuum chamber within which a controlled environment may be established, a target comprising one or more sputterable materials, wherein the target includes a racetrack-shaped sputtering zone that extends longitudinally along a longitudinal axis and comprises a straightaway area sandwiched between a first turnaround area and a second turnaround area, a gas distribution system that supplies a first gas mixture to the first turnaround area and/or the second turnaround area and supplies a second gas mixture to the straightaway area, wherein the first gas mixture reduces a sputtering rate relative to the second gas mixture. In some cases, the first gas mixture includes inert gas having a first atomic weight and the second gas mixture includes inert gas having a second atomic weight, wherein the second atomic weight is heavier than the first atomic weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10094163
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 9904136
    Abstract: A multiple-pane insulating glazing unit may include multiple panes of transparent material and a layer of electrically controllable optically active material that provides controllable privacy for the glazing unit. Despite efforts to fully black out the multiple-pane insulating glazing unit by switching the optically active material from a transmissive state to a privacy state, the glazing unit may exhibit some residual direct visible transmission. In some examples, the multiple-pane insulating glazing unit may include a light emitting element positioned to direct light at the layer of optically active material to address this issue. Light emitted by the light emitting element may reflect and mask residual visibility through the electrically controllable optically active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Keith James Burrows, Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20180033595
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a magnetron sputtering apparatus including a vacuum chamber within which a controlled environment may be established, a target comprising one or more sputterable materials, wherein the target includes a racetrack-shaped sputtering zone that extends longitudinally along a longitudinal axis and comprises a straightaway area sandwiched between a first turnaround area and a second turnaround area, a gas distribution system that supplies a first gas mixture to the first turnaround area and/or the second turnaround area and supplies a second gas mixture to the straightaway area, wherein the first gas mixture reduces a sputtering rate relative to the second gas mixture. In some cases, the first gas mixture includes inert gas having a first atomic weight and the second gas mixture includes inert gas having a second atomic weight, wherein the second atomic weight is heavier than the first atomic weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 9882110
    Abstract: A thermoelectric device for use with solar cells or other heat sources. A substrate has a manufactured surface with a plurality of highland features and lowland features. Each highland feature defines a peak adjacent to which there is an interface of two different film regions (formed of two different metals, two different semiconductors, or one metal and one semiconductor). The two film regions diverge away from each other with increasing distance from the interface and terminate at distal end regions. In response to a temperature difference between the interface and the distal end regions, the device produces a voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 9812296
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a magnetron sputtering apparatus including a vacuum chamber within which a controlled environment may be established, a target comprising one or more sputterable materials, wherein the target includes a racetrack-shaped sputtering zone that extends longitudinally along a longitudinal axis and comprises a straightaway area sandwiched between a first turnaround area and a second turnaround area, a gas distribution system that supplies a first gas mixture to the first turnaround area and/or the second turnaround area and supplies a second gas mixture to the straightaway area, wherein the first gas mixture reduces a sputtering rate relative to the second gas mixture. In some cases, the first gas mixture includes inert gas having a first atomic weight and the second gas mixture includes inert gas having a second atomic weight, wherein the second atomic weight is heavier than the first atomic weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20170283315
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20170283314
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20170226005
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 9663984
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20170009516
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20160233056
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a magnetron sputtering apparatus including a vacuum chamber within which a controlled environment may be established, a target comprising one or more sputterable materials, wherein the target includes a racetrack-shaped sputtering zone that extends longitudinally along a longitudinal axis and comprises a straightaway area sandwiched between a first turnaround area and a second turnaround area, a gas distribution system that supplies a first gas mixture to the first turnaround area and/or the second turnaround area and supplies a second gas mixture to the straightaway area, wherein the first gas mixture reduces a sputtering rate relative to the second gas mixture. In some cases, the first gas mixture includes inert gas having a first atomic weight and the second gas mixture includes inert gas having a second atomic weight, wherein the second atomic weight is heavier than the first atomic weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 9376853
    Abstract: Low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective to infrared-radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each include silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20160111624
    Abstract: A thermoelectric device for use with solar cells or other heat sources. A substrate has a manufactured surface with a plurality of highland features and lowland features. Each highland feature defines a peak adjacent to which there is an interface of two different film regions (formed of two different metals, two different semiconductors, or one metal and one semiconductor). The two film regions diverge away from each other with increasing distance from the interface and terminate at distal end regions. In response to a temperature difference between the interface and the distal end regions, the device produces a voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig