Patents by Inventor Minh Huu Le

Minh Huu Le 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: 10502878
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels. In some embodiments, a partially fabricated panel may be provided that includes a substrate, a reflective layer formed over the substrate, and a barrier layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the substrate and the barrier layer. The barrier layer may include a partially oxidized alloy of three or more metals. A first interface layer may be formed over the barrier layer. A top dielectric layer may be formed over the first interface layer. The top dielectric layer may be formed using reactive sputtering in an oxygen containing environment. The first interface layer may prevent further oxidation of the partially oxidized alloy of the three or more metals when forming the top dielectric layer. A second interface layer may be formed over the top dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Jeremy Cheng, Muhammad Imran, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Yongli Xu, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10234609
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels that may include a substrate and a reflective layer formed over the substrate. The low emissivity panels may further include a top dielectric layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the top dielectric layer and the substrate. The top dielectric layer may include a ternary metal oxide, such as zinc tin aluminum oxide. The top dielectric layer may also include aluminum. The concentration of aluminum may be between about 1 atomic % and 15 atomic % or between about 2 atomic % and 10 atomic %. An atomic ratio of zinc to tin in the top dielectric layer may be between about 0.67 and about 1.5 or between about 0.9 and about 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Brent Boyce, Jeremy Cheng, Guowen Ding, Muhammad Imran, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 10207953
    Abstract: Low emissivity panels can include a separation layer of Zn2SnOx between multiple infrared reflective stacks. The low emissivity panels can also include NiNbTiOx as barrier layer. The low emissivity panels have high light to solar gain, color neutral, together with similar observable color before and after a heat treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Jeremy Cheng, Tong Ju, Minh Huu Le, Phil Lingle, Daniel Schweigert, Zhi-Wen Wen Sun, Guizhen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180099903
    Abstract: Low emissivity panels can include a separation layer of Zn2SnOx between multiple infrared reflective stacks. The low emissivity panels can also include NiNbTiOx as barrier layer. The low emissivity panels have high light to solar gain, color neutral, together with similar observable color before and after a heat treatment process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Guowen DING, Jeremy CHENG, Tong JU, Minh Huu LE, Phil LINGLE, Daniel SCHWEIGERT, Zhi-Wen Wen SUN, Guizhen ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20170351013
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels. In some embodiments, a partially fabricated panel may be provided that includes a substrate, a reflective layer formed over the substrate, and a barrier layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the substrate and the barrier layer. The barrier layer may include a partially oxidized alloy of three or more metals. A first interface layer may be formed over the barrier layer. A top dielectric layer may be formed over the first interface layer. The top dielectric layer may be formed using reactive sputtering in an oxygen containing environment. The first interface layer may prevent further oxidation of the partially oxidized alloy of the three or more metals when forming the top dielectric layer. A second interface layer may be formed over the top dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Guowen DING, Jeremy CHENG, Muhammad IMRAN, Minh Huu LE, Daniel SCHWEIGERT, Yongli XU, Guizhen ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20170307793
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels that may include a substrate and a reflective layer formed over the substrate. The low emissivity panels may further include a top dielectric layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the top dielectric layer and the substrate. The top dielectric layer may include a ternary metal oxide, such as zinc tin aluminum oxide. The top dielectric layer may also include aluminum. The concentration of aluminum may be between about 1 atomic % and 15 atomic % or between about 2 atomic % and 10 atomic %. An atomic ratio of zinc to tin in the top dielectric layer may be between about 0.67 and about 1.5 or between about 0.9 and about 1.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Guizhen ZHANG, Brent BOYCE, Jeremy CHENG, Guowen DING, Muhammad IMRAN, Minh Huu LE, Daniel SCHWEIGERT, Yongli XU
  • Patent number: 9790127
    Abstract: Low emissivity panels can include a separation layer of Zn2SnOx between multiple infrared reflective stacks. The low emissivity panels can also include NiNbTiOx as barrier layer. The low emissivity panels have high light to solar gain, color neutral, together with similar observable color before and after a heat treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: INTERMOLECULAR, INC., Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Jeremy Cheng, Tong Ju, Minh Huu Le, Phil Lingle, Daniel Schweigert, Zhi-Wen Wen Sun, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9739915
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels. In some embodiments, a partially fabricated panel may be provided that includes a substrate, a reflective layer formed over the substrate, and a barrier layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the substrate and the barrier layer. The barrier layer may include a partially oxidized alloy of three or more metals. A first interface layer may be formed over the barrier layer. A top dielectric layer may be formed over the first interface layer. The top dielectric layer may be formed using reactive sputtering in an oxygen containing environment. The first interface layer may prevent further oxidation of the partially oxidized alloy of the three or more metals when forming the top dielectric layer. A second interface layer may be formed over the top dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Jeremy Cheng, Muhammad Imran, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Yongli Xu, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9722049
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide method for forming crystalline indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO). A substrate is provided. A seed layer is formed above the substrate. The seed layer has a crystalline structure that is substantially dominant along the c-axis. An IGZO layer is formed above the seed layer. The seed layer may include zinc oxide. A stack of alternating seed layers and IGZO layers may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Lee, Khaled Ahmed, Youn-Gyoung Chang, Min-Cheol Kim, Minh Huu Le, Kwon-Sik Park, Woosup Shin
  • Publication number: 20170084643
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe storage capacitors for active matrix displays and methods for making such capacitors. A substrate is provided. A bottom electrode is formed above the substrate. A dielectric layer is formed above the bottom electrode. A top electrode is formed above the dielectric layer. A layer including an amorphous or crystalline material may be formed between the dielectric layer and the top electrode. The bottom electrode may have a thickness of at least 1000 ?, be formed in a gaseous environment of at least 95% argon, and/or not undergo an annealing process before the formation of a dielectric layer above the bottom electrode. The dielectric layer may include a nitrided high-k dielectric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Saraf, Howard Lin, Prashant Phatak, Sang Lee, Minh Huu Le, Hieu Pham, Congwen Yi
  • Patent number: 9518319
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels. A first dielectric layer is disposed over a substrate and includes a bi-metal oxide having tin and bismuth or niobium. A seed layer is disposed directly on the first dielectric layer. A reflective layer including silver is disposed directly on the seed layer. A barrier layer is disposed above the reflective layer. The barrier layer includes one of a nickel chromium titanium aluminum alloy or a nickel chromium titanium aluminum oxide. The nickel chromium titanium aluminum alloy or the nickel chromium titanium aluminum oxide includes between about 5% and about 10% by weight nickel, between about 25% and about 30% by weight chromium, between about 30% and about 35% by weight titanium, and between about 30% and about 35% by weight aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Jeremy Cheng, Tong Ju, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Zhi-Wen Sun, Yongli Xu, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9499899
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels that may include a substrate and a reflective layer formed over the substrate. The low emissivity panels may further include a top dielectric layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the top dielectric layer and the substrate. The top dielectric layer may include a ternary metal oxide, such as zinc tin aluminum oxide. The top dielectric layer may also include aluminum. The concentration of aluminum may be between about 1 atomic % and 15 atomic % or between about 2 atomic % and 10 atomic %. An atomic ratio of zinc to tin in the top dielectric layer may be between about 0.67 and about 1.5 or between about 0.9 and about 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Brent Boyce, Jeremy Cheng, Guowen Ding, Muhammad Imran, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 9481924
    Abstract: Methods, and coated panels fabricated from the methods, are disclosed to form multiple coatings, (e.g., one or more infrared reflective layers), with minimal color change before and after heat treatments. For example, by adding appropriate seed layers between the IR reflective layers and the base oxide layers, the color performance can be maintained regardless of high temperature processes. The optical filler layers can include a metal oxide layer. In some embodiments, the seed layer can include nickel, titanium, and niobium, forming a nickel titanium niobium alloy such as NiTiNb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Tong Ju, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9466499
    Abstract: A substrate having a plurality of site-isolated regions defined thereon is provided. A first electrochromic material, or a first electrochromic device stack, is formed above a first of the plurality of site-isolated regions using a first set of processing conditions. A second electrochromic material, or a second electrochromic device stack, is formed above a second of the plurality of site-isolated regions using a second set of processing conditions. The second set of processing conditions is different than the first set of processing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeroen Van Duren, Minh Huu Le, Minh Anh Nguyen, Sandeep Nijhawan
  • Patent number: 9455437
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe solid-state lithium batteries and methods for forming such batteries. A first current collector is provided. A first layer is formed above the first current collector. The first layer includes lithium and cobalt. The first layer is annealed. A second layer is formed above the annealed first layer. The second layer includes lithium and cobalt, and the annealed first layer and the second layer jointly form a first electrode. An electrolyte is formed above the first electrode. A second electrode is formed above the electrolyte. A second current collector is formed above the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Anapolsky, Minh Huu Le, Jeroen Van Duren
  • Patent number: 9448345
    Abstract: A method for making low emissivity panels, including control the composition of a barrier layer formed on a thin conductive silver layer. The barrier structure can include an alloy of a first element having high oxygen affinity with a second element having low oxygen affinity. The first element can include Ta, Nb, Zr, Hf, Mn, Y, Si, and Ti, and the second element can include Ru, Ni, Co, Mo, and W, which can have low oxygen affinity property. The alloy barrier layer can reduce optical absorption in the visible range, can provide color-neutral product, and can improve adhesion to the silver layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Mohd Fadzli Anwar Hassan, Brent Boyce, Guowen Ding, Minh Huu Le, Zhi-Wen Wen Sun, Yu Wang, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 9416049
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe low-e panels and methods for forming low-e panels. A transparent substrate is provided. A reflective layer is formed above the transparent substrate. A dielectric layer is formed between the transparent substrate and the reflective layer. The dielectric layer includes niobium, tin, and aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Ju, Jeremy Cheng, Guowen Ding, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Guizhen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160233541
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe solid-state lithium batteries and methods for forming such batteries. A first current collector is provided. A first layer is formed above the first current collector. The first layer includes lithium and cobalt. The first layer is annealed. A second layer is formed above the annealed first layer. The second layer includes lithium and cobalt, and the annealed first layer and the second layer jointly form a first electrode. An electrolyte is formed above the first electrode. A second electrode is formed above the electrolyte. A second current collector is formed above the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Abraham Anapolsky, Minh Huu Le, Jeroen Van Duren
  • Patent number: 9410359
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe low-e panels and methods for forming low-e panels. A transparent substrate is provided. A low-e stack is formed above the transparent substrate. Each of the layers of the low-e stack are formed to have a specific thickness to tune the performance characteristics of the low-e panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Brent Boyce, Tong Ju, Minh Huu Le, Phil Lingle, Daniel Schweigert, Yongli Xu, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9405046
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe low-e panels and methods for forming low-e panels. A transparent substrate is provided. A reflective layer is formed above the transparent substrate. An over-coating layer is formed above the reflective layer. The over-coating layer includes first, second, and third sub-layers. The second sub-layer is between the first and third sub-layers, and the first and third sub-layers include the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Jeremy Cheng, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Zhi-Wen Sun, Guizhen Zhang