Patents by Inventor Marcus Frank

Marcus Frank 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: 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: 20200025388
    Abstract: A heating device for a hob has a flat rectangular carrier with an outer edge, two heating elements which each have a heating conductor and which together form a heating area and which are fastened on the carrier, wherein each heating element defines a partial heating area, and the partial heating areas are situated inside the rectangular shape of the carrier. The heating elements and their partial heating areas can be operated independently of one another. The partial heating areas of the heating elements do not intersect. A first partial heating area is rectangular and extends, by way of at least one of its outer sides, to the outer edge of the carrier and runs parallel in relation to the outer edge. A second partial heating area covers the portion of the rest of the carrier which is left free by the first partial heating area. Various configurations of heated areas can be achieved owing to the independent operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jochen Rickert, Volker Block, Marcus Frank, Gabriel Rupp, Tilo Fucik
  • Publication number: 20190375257
    Abstract: A traction system is provided for a rail draft vehicle including an engine with a driveshaft, at least a pair of rubber-tired traction wheels, and at least one rail guide wheel pressurized relative to the vehicle by at least one fluid-powered cylinder. Included in the system are a programmable processor connected to a driveshaft speed sensor, a rail guide wheel speed sensor, an engine throttle controller, a fluid-powered cylinder controller and a vehicle control panel. The processor is constructed and arranged for automatically adjusting the engine throttle controller in coordination with the fluid-powered cylinder controller for achieving movement of the rail draft vehicle from a dead stop position by increasing applied vehicle weight upon the traction wheels by the at least one fluid-powered cylinder and adjusting engine RPM's until the vehicle begins movement as detected by the rail guide wheel speed sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Terrence BLOUIN, Andrew Marcus NOYES, Lee William CAMPBELL, Joel Wesley FRANK, Eric John SLOCOMBE
  • Patent number: 10494859
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to insulating glass (IG) units including three substantially parallel spaced apart glass substrates, wherein at least two of the surfaces include low-emissivity (low-E) coatings and at least some of the non-low E coated surfaces have antireflective (AR) coatings disposed thereon. In certain example embodiments, low-E coatings are provided on the second and fifth surfaces of the IG unit, and each internal surface of the IG unit that does not support a low-E coating does support an AR coating. Additional AR coatings may be provided on one or both of the outermost surfaces in certain example embodiments. In some cases, the center substrate need not be heat treated because of the reduced absorption enabled by providing the low-E coatings on the two outermost substrates, as well as the reduced heat accumulation in the center lite itself and in the two adjacent spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Brent Boyce, Hartmut Knoll, Alexander Lorenz, Uwe Kriltz
  • Patent number: 10487010
    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: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard Blacker, Marcus Frank, Muhammad Imran
  • Patent number: 10479053
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one high refractive index layer of or including titanium oxide and at least one additional metal. A doped titanium oxide layer(s) is designed and deposited in a manner so as to be amorphous or substantially amorphous (as opposed to crystalline) in the low-E coating, so as to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering and reduce haze. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer in preferred embodiments, which may be provided for antireflection purposes and/or color adjustment purposes, in addition to having thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Schweigert, Guowen Ding, Daniel Lee, Cesar Clavero, Scott Jewhurst, Gaurav Saraf, Minh Le, Nestor P. Murphy, Marcus Frank
  • Patent number: 10472880
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to insulating glass (IG) units including three substantially parallel spaced apart glass substrates, wherein at least two of the surfaces include low-emissivity (low-E) coatings and at least some of the non-low E coated surfaces have antireflective (AR) coatings disposed thereon. In certain example embodiments, low-E coatings are provided on the second and fifth surfaces of the IG unit, and each internal surface of the IG unit that does not support a low-E coating does support an AR coating. Additional AR coatings may be provided on one or both of the outermost surfaces in certain example embodiments. In some cases, the center substrate need not be heat treated because of the reduced absorption enabled by providing the low-E coatings on the two outermost substrates, as well as the reduced heat accumulation in the center lite itself and in the two adjacent spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Brent Boyce, Hartmut Knoll, Alexander Lorenz, Uwe Kriltz
  • Publication number: 20190338582
    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 0%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Hartmut KNOLL, Marcus FRANK
  • Patent number: 10378271
    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: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN EUROPE S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Hartmut Knoll, Marcus Frank
  • Publication number: 20190226077
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one high refractive index layer of or including titanium oxide and at least one additional metal. A doped titanium oxide layer(s) is designed and deposited in a manner so as to be amorphous or substantially amorphous (as opposed to crystalline) in the low-E coating, so as to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering and reduce haze. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer in preferred embodiments, which may be provided for antireflection purposes and/or color adjustment purposes, in addition to having thermal stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Guizhen ZHANG, Daniel SCHWEIGERT, Guowen DING, Daniel LEE, Cesar CLAVERO, Scott JEWHURST, Gaurav SARAF, Minh LE, Nestor P. MURPHY, Marcus FRANK
  • Publication number: 20190184685
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one high refractive index layer of or including titanium oxide and at least one additional metal. A doped titanium oxide layer(s) is designed and deposited in a manner so as to be amorphous or substantially amorphous (as opposed to crystalline) in the low-E coating, so as to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering and reduce haze. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer in preferred embodiments, which may be provided for antireflection purposes and/or color adjustment purposes, in addition to having thermal stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Schweigert, Guowen Ding, Daniel Lee, Cesar Clavero, Scott Jewhurst, Gaurav Saraf, Minh Le, Nestor P. Murphy, Marcus Frank
  • Publication number: 20190162418
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a cooking appliance having a heating device and an internal cooking appliance controller by means of an external control unit connected to a temperature sensor, a first step involves a plausibility check on the control commands and/or on the current operating state of the cooking appliance being performed for a temperature of a cooking vessel that has been put on. Differences for the plausibility check result in a release of power being reduced as a safety measure. A heating device controlled by the external control unit then has its power level and/or heating time period limited as the actual power and/or actual heating period when the heating device is actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Egenter, Marcus Frank, Uwe Schaumann, Kay Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190166657
    Abstract: A pot detection sensor for an induction hob has an air-core coil with at least two turns and has a carrier for the air-core coil. A length of the air-core coil can be at least five times, advantageously ten times, a width of the air-core coil. Diffusor means can be arranged, as a housing, over at least one lighting means for the purpose of equalizing a lighting effect of the one lighting means, wherein a single and continuous diffusor means is provided for all of the lighting means on a carrier. The diffusor means can form a housing over the at least one lighting means and also around the at least one lighting means. The air-core coil is advantageously wound around this housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Benz, Marcus Frank, Daniel Parker, Dennis Schmid, Martin Volk
  • Publication number: 20190154266
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a cooking appliance having heating devices and an internal cooking appliance controller by means of an external control device which is arranged outside the cooking appliance and may be a mobile telephone, this external control device provides the cooking appliance controller with control commands. The external control device is classified by the cooking appliance controller either as an automatic control device or as a manual control device, wherein its control commands are implemented by the cooking appliance controller after the classification. A check is carried out continuously or at intervals during operation of the cooking appliance in order to determine whether the classification still applies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Egenter, Marcus Frank, Uwe Schaumann, Kay Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10287673
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one yttrium (Y) inclusive high index nitrided dielectric layer. In certain example embodiments, the yttrium inclusive high index nitrided dielectric layer(s) may be of or include one or more of YZrSiAlN, YZrSiN, YSiN, and/or YSiAlN. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer, with a high refractive index (n) and low k value, in preferred embodiments and may be provided for antireflection purposes and/or visible transmission purposes, and/or for improving thermal stability. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating may be used in applications such as monolithic or insulating glass (IG) window units, vehicle windows, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Cesar Clavero, Guowen Ding, Daniel Lee, Scott Jewhurst, Daniel Schweigert, Gaurav Saraf, Guizhen Zhang, Minh Le, Marcus Frank, Nestor P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10287209
    Abstract: A coated article is provided which may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered) in certain example instances. In certain example embodiments, the coated article includes a low-emissivity (low-E) coating having a zinc stannate based layer provided over a silver-based infrared (IR) reflecting layer, where the zinc stannate based layer is preferably located between first and second silver based IR reflecting layers. The zinc stannate based layer may be provided between and contacting (i) an upper contact layer of or including Ni and/or Cr (or Ti, or TiOx), and (ii) a layer of or including silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Europe S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Pierre Pallotta, Jose Ferreira, Herbert Lage, Marcus Frank
  • Patent number: 10266937
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one hafnium (Hf) inclusive high index nitrided dielectric layer. In certain example embodiments, the hafnium inclusive high index nitrided dielectric layer(s) may be of or include one or more of HfSiAlN, HfZrSiAlN, HfSiN, HfAlN, and/or HfAlZrN. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer, with a high refractive index (n) and/or low k value. In example embodiments, the low-E coating may be used in applications such as monolithic or insulating glass (IG) window units, vehicle windows, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Daniel Schweigert, Albert Lee, Daniel Lee, Scott Jewhurst, Guizhen Zhang, Gaurav Saraf, Minh Le, Marcus Frank
  • 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: 10213988
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one high refractive index layer of or including titanium oxide and at least one additional metal. A doped titanium oxide layer(s) is designed and deposited in a manner so as to be amorphous or substantially amorphous (as opposed to crystalline) in the low-E coating, so as to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering and reduce haze. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer in preferred embodiments, which may be provided for antireflection purposes and/or color adjustment purposes, in addition to having thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Schweigert, Guowen Ding, Daniel Lee, Cesar Clavero, Scott Jewhurst, Gaurav Saraf, Minh Le, Nestor P. Murphy, Marcus Frank
  • Patent number: 10219327
    Abstract: To determine the temperature of boiling water in an induction hob including induction heating coils which can be individually driven and which, in a common heating mode, form a cooking point for a cooking vessel containing water, the cooking vessel is positioned over at least two induction heating coils. The induction heating coils are operated in the heating mode to bring the water in the cooking vessel to boil and each induction heating coil heats that region of the cooking vessel base arranged above it. During the heating mode, the oscillation response at each induction heating coil is used to detect whether temperature of the region of the cooking vessel base above this induction heating coil increases. The induction heating coils are operated in the heating mode until one induction heating coil detects that the temperature gradient of the cooking vessel base above the induction heating coil has reached zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Elmar Herweg, Marius Lehner, Michael Stober