Patents by Inventor Robert C. Grommesh

Robert C. Grommesh 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: 20140083026
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit may include at least three panes of transparent material and at least two spacers positioned between different panes of the unit. For example, a first spacer may hold a first pane of transparent material a first separation distance from a second pane of transparent material and a second spacer may hold the second pane of transparent material a second separation distance from a third pane of transparent material. In some examples, the insulating glass unit is configured so that the first separation distance is greater than the second separation distance. In such examples, the insulating glass unit may have a comparatively larger first between-pane space and a comparatively smaller second between-pane space. In some applications, the insulating glass unit may exhibit thermal and sound insulating properties approximately equal to a triple-pane insulating glass unit while having size characteristics approximately equal to a double-pane insulating glass unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: CARDINAL IG COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert C. Grommesh, Benjamin James Zurn, Richard Alan Palmer
  • Publication number: 20130319598
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit may include a spacer positioned between opposing panes of material to define a between-pane space. The spacer may seal the between-pane space from gas exchange with a surrounding environment and hold the opposing panes in a spaced-apart relationship. In some examples, the spacer includes a primary sealant layer, a secondary sealant layer, and a gas diffusion barrier layer positioned between the primary sealant layer and the secondary sealant layer. The gas diffusion barrier layer may define a first side and a second side opposite the first side. Depending on the application, the first side of the gas diffusion barrier layer may be positioned in contact with the primary sealant layer while the second side of the gas diffusion barrier layer is positioned in contact with the secondary sealant layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: CARDINAL IG COMPANY
    Inventors: ROBERT C. GROMMESH, BENJAMIN James ZURN, RICHARD Alan PALMER
  • Publication number: 20130318892
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit may include at least three panes of transparent material and at least two spacers positioned between different panes of the unit. For example, a first spacer may hold a first pane of transparent material a first separation distance from a second pane of transparent material and a second spacer may hold the second pane of transparent material a second separation distance from a third pane of transparent material. In some examples, the insulating glass unit is configured so that the first separation distance is greater than the second separation distance. In such examples, the insulating glass unit may have a comparatively larger first between-pane space and a comparatively smaller second between-pane space. In some applications, the insulating glass unit may exhibit thermal and sound insulating properties approximately equal to a triple-pane insulating glass unit while having size characteristics approximately equal to a double-pane insulating glass unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: CARDINAL IG COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert C. Grommesh, Benjamin James Zurn, Richard Alan Palmer
  • Patent number: 8595994
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit may include at least three panes of transparent material and at least two spacers positioned between different panes of the unit. For example, a first spacer may hold a first pane of transparent material a first separation distance from a second pane of transparent material and a second spacer may hold the second pane of transparent material a second separation distance from a third pane of transparent material. In some examples, the insulating glass unit is configured so that the first separation distance is greater than the second separation distance. In such examples, the insulating glass unit may have a comparatively larger first between-pane space and a comparatively smaller second between-pane space. In some applications, the insulating glass unit may exhibit thermal and sound insulating properties approximately equal to a triple-pane insulating glass unit while having size characteristics approximately equal to a double-pane insulating glass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Robert C. Grommesh, Benjamin James Zurn, Richard Alan Palmer
  • Patent number: 8101039
    Abstract: Some methods, and corresponding apparatus, for manufacturing photovoltaic subassemblies cause a plurality of desiccant beads to be adhered to an adhesive surface of sheet-like material; the sheet-like material is then, preferably, adhered to an exposed surface of a flexible and electrically non-conductive film, that covers a photovoltaic coating of a first substrate of the subassembly, such that the desiccant beads are held between the sheet-like material and the exposed surface. Some other methods, either alternatively or in addition to the above, include steps for applying the film, that covers the photovoltaic coating, wherein an opening, through the film, is cut, and then aligned, with lead wires of the photovoltaic coating, in the midst of applying the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Curtis L. Queck, Jacobus P. C. Pretorius, Robert C. Buchanan, Robert C. Grommesh
  • Publication number: 20090320921
    Abstract: A photovoltaic glazing assembly including first and second substrates, at least one being formed of a light transmitting material. The assembly includes a photovoltaic coating over at least the central region of a surface of the first substrate or the second substrate. In some embodiments, a seal system encloses a gas space between the substrates and optionally has a thickness of between approximately 0.01 inch and approximately 0.1 inch. Certain embodiments provide a flexible and electrically non-conductive retention film over the photovoltaic coating. Additionally or alternatively, the assembly can have a peripheral seal system with relative dimensions in certain ranges. Advantageous manufacturing methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Robert C. Grommesh, Richard A. Palmer, Roger D. O'Shaughnessy, Benjamin J. Zurn, Curt Queck
  • Publication number: 20090255570
    Abstract: A photovoltaic panel includes a substrate, a photovoltaic coating extending over, and being adhered to, a central region of a major surface of the substrate, and a flexible and electrically non-conductive film overlaying the photovoltaic coating, such that the photovoltaic coating is sandwiched between the film and the substrate. An assembly, which includes the photovoltaic panel, further includes a second substrate, which is joined to the first substrate, for example, by a seal member, such that an air space is enclosed between the film and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: CARDINAL SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert C. Grommesh, Roger D. O'Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20090255627
    Abstract: Some methods, and corresponding apparatus, for manufacturing photovoltaic subassemblies cause a plurality of desiccant beads to be adhered to an adhesive surface of sheet-like material; the sheet-like material is then, preferably, adhered to an exposed surface of a flexible and electrically non-conductive film, that covers a photovoltaic coating of a first substrate of the subassembly, such that the desiccant beads are held between the sheet-like material and the exposed surface. Some other methods, either alternatively or in addition to the above, include steps for applying the film, that covers the photovoltaic coating, wherein an opening, through the film, is cut, and then aligned, with lead wires of the photovoltaic coating, in the midst of applying the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: CARDINAL IG COMPANY
    Inventors: Curtis L. Queck, Jacobus P. C. Pretorius, Robert C. Buchanan, Robert C. Grommesh
  • Publication number: 20090233020
    Abstract: A glazing assembly includes a functional coating extending over, and being adhered to a central region of an inner major surface of a first substrate, which opposes a second substrate, whose inner surface includes a central region facing the functional coating; a spacer member, which is directly adhered to aligned peripheries of the inner major surfaces, joins the substrates, such that an airspace is enclosed between the central regions thereof. The spacer member may be pre-formed from a material having properties that result in a relatively low moisture vapor transmission rate therethrough, and may have a pre-formed footprint that matches a shape of the periphery of each of the substrates. A silane primer may be applied to the peripheries of the substrates to improve hydrolytic stability of the adhesion between the substrates and the spacer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: CARDINAL LG COMPANY
    Inventors: Roger D. O'Shaughnessy, Robert C. Grommesh, Richard A. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20090194156
    Abstract: A photovoltaic glazing assembly including first and second substrates joined together and spaced apart, on either side of an airspace, by a seal system formed of a first seal and a second seal. A photovoltaic functional coating is disposed over a second major surface of one of the substrates, which faces the second major surface of the other substrate. Lead wires are coupled to bus bars and/or electrical contacts affixed to the functional coating and routed out from the airspace. Affixing the seal system to the first and second substrates, in order to join the substrates together, may be accomplished by applying pressure to the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Robert C. GROMMESH, Richard A. PALMER, Benjamin J. Zurn
  • Publication number: 20090194147
    Abstract: A photovoltaic assembly including first and second substrates joined together and spaced apart, on either side of an airspace, by a seal system formed of a first seal and a second seal, the second seal comprising one or more silyl terminated polyacrylate polymers. A photovoltaic functional coating is disposed over a second major surface of one of the substrates, which faces the second major surface of the other substrate. Lead wires are coupled to bus bars and/or electrical contacts affixed to the functional coating and routed out from the airspace. Affixing the seal system to the first and second substrates, in order to join the substrates together, may be accomplished by applying pressure to the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: CARDINAL IG COMPANY
    Inventors: ROBERT C. GROMMESH, RICHARD A. PALMER, BENJAMIN J. ZURN