Patents by Inventor Lora Lee Spangler

Lora Lee Spangler 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: 10259203
    Abstract: Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Yalda Farhoudi, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Wenjie Chen, Lora Lee Spangler
  • Publication number: 20180099491
    Abstract: Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: JUN LU, YALDA FARHOUDI, ARISTOTELIS KARAGIANNIS, WENJIE CHEN, LORA LEE SPANGLER
  • Patent number: 9931821
    Abstract: Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Yalda Farhoudi, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Wenjie Chen, Lora Lee Spangler
  • Publication number: 20170361579
    Abstract: An interlayer comprising a first polymer layer, a polarization rotary optical film and optionally a second polymer layer, and multiple layer panels formed from such interlayers. The panels may exhibit desirable optical properties, including, for example, less image “ghosting,” when used as part of a heads-up-display (HUD) display panel for use in automotive and aircraft applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: WENJIE CHEN, BIN WANG, JEFFREY B HURLBUT, LORA LEE SPANGLER, PETER BORDEN MACKENZIE, DAVID WILLIAM NORMAN
  • Publication number: 20170285339
    Abstract: A tapered interlayer and windshield employing the same are provided. Unlike conventional windshields, which are optimized to reduce ghost images for a single driver height, the windshields of the present invention may exhibit reduced ghosting for drivers of multiple heights, including very tall or very short drivers, while also providing desirable image clarity for average-height drivers. Windshields as described herein may be used in a variety of applications, including automotive, aircraft, marine, and recreational vehicles that employ HUD projection systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: LORA LEE SPANGLER, JEFFREY B. HURLBUT
  • Publication number: 20170106633
    Abstract: Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: JUN LU, YALDA FARHOUDI, ARISTOTELIS KARAGIANNIS, WENJIE CHEN, LORA LEE SPANGLER
  • Publication number: 20160168353
    Abstract: A tapered interlayer comprising at least one polymer layer and a having tapered zone with an overall wedge angle of not more than 0.85 mrad is provided. The refractive index of the polymer layer is 1.480 or higher. Multiple layer panels formed from such interlayers may exhibit desirable optical properties, including, for example, less image “ghosting,” when used as part of a heads-up-display (HUD) display panel for use in automotive and aircraft applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: LORA LEE SPANGLER, JEFFREY B. HURLBUT, JUN LU
  • Publication number: 20120135191
    Abstract: A continuous single-stage embossing station comprised of two (2) temperature controlled engraved rollers which is located immediately after the extrusion die in the manufacturing process for multi-layer laminated glass panels and allows for dual simultaneous embossment of both sides of a polymer melt sheet and produces a polymer interlayer sheet with increased permanence, embossed retention values and decreased incidence of mottle and stack sticking peel force values. Also disclosed herein is an embossed polymer interlayer sheet with a first side, a second side and an embossed surface on at least one of the sides, with a surface roughness Rz of 10 to 90 microns on the embossed surface, a permanence of greater than 95% when tested at 100° C. for five (5) minutes and an embossed surface retention of greater than 70% when tested at 140 ° C. for five (5) minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Lora Lee Spangler, Vincent Yacovone, Aristotelis Karaglannis, Gary Matis, Pratapkumar Nagarajan, Andrew Neil Smith, Witold Szydlowski, Richard F. Urban, Wenlai Feng