Patents by Inventor Ronald D. Goodman

Ronald D. Goodman 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: 6858306
    Abstract: A glass article having a solar control coating is disclosed for use in producing heat reducing glass especially for use in architectural windows. The coated article includes a glass substrate, a coating of an antimony doped tin oxide deposited on and adhering to the glass substrate and a coating of fluorine doped tin oxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the coating of antimony doped tin oxide. The low emittance of the coated glass article, when combined with the surprisingly selective solar absorption of the multilayer stack provides improved heat rejection in summer and heat retention in winter, while permitting the transmittance of a relatively high degree of visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignees: Pilkington North America Inc., Pilkington PLC
    Inventors: David A. Strickler, Kevin D. Sanderson, Srikanth Varanasi, Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 6838178
    Abstract: A color neutral absorbing film is applied as a coating on a glass substrate, to which a conductive coating is first applied. An additional metal oxide layer is deposited on the absorbing film. The coating is suitable for use in anti-reflective coatings containing other metal oxides or mixed metal oxides to achieve a coated glass article having a visible light transmittance of 30% or greater and a reflectance of less than 5%. The coated glass article is absorbing, anti-reflective and conducting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignees: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., Pilkington PLC
    Inventors: David A. Strickler, Kevin Sanderson, Srikanth Varanasi, Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 6265076
    Abstract: The present invention is an anti-reflective transparent article which includes a transparent substrate. The article also includes a first coating of metal oxide applied over the substrate. The first coating of metal oxide has a reflective index of about 1.8 to about 2.6. The article further includes a second coating of a metal oxide applied over the first coating of metal oxide. The second coating has a refractive index of about 1.44 to about 1.6. The reflectivity of the article, when measured at an angle of at least 50 degrees from normal, is at least three percentage points less than the reflectivity of the uncoated substrate at the same angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Richard J. McCurdy, Ronald D. Goodman, Michel J. Soubeyrand
  • Patent number: 5938958
    Abstract: A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic reflecting layer and at least two reflection enhancing layers, the last applied or outer of the enhancing layers also serving as a protective layer for the coating. The mirrors have a visible light reflection of at least 35% and less than 70% and exhibit a bright silver or chrome appearance. There is also a provided a mirror having such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Michel J. Soubeyrand, Timothy Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 5935716
    Abstract: An anti-reflective glass article including a glass substrate, a first coating of a metal oxide and a second coating of a metal oxide. The first coating of metal oxide is applied over the substrate. The refractive index of the first coating of metal oxide ranges from 1.8 to 2.6. The thickness of the first coating is greater than l/(4*n), wherein l equals a design wavelength in the visible spectrum and n equals the refractive index of said first coating of metal oxide. The second coating of metal oxide is applied over the first coating. The second coating of metal oxide has a refractive index of about 1.45 to about 1.6 and a thickness of less than l/4(n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Richard J. McCurdy, Michel J. Soubeyrand, Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 5897957
    Abstract: A glass article used for producing a coated, solar control glass for architectural windows. The coated article includes a glass substrate, a coating of a titanium oxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the glass substrate, a coating of silicon dioxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the coating of the titanium oxide, a second coating of titanium oxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the coating of the silicon dioxide, and an outer coating of a conductive metal oxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the second coating of the titanium oxide. A specific coating stack on the glass substrate provides a neutral colored article having a high visible light transmittance, a reduced solar energy transmittance, a low emittance, and a high total solar reflectance. The use of the article in architectural glazings results in a glazing that reflects solar energy in the summer and provides a low U value for the winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 5751484
    Abstract: A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic reflecting layer and at least one color modifying layer whereby the mirrors exhibit color in reflectance and have a visible light reflection of at least 35% and less than 70%. There is also a provided a mirror having such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignees: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., Pilkington PLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Michel J. Soubeyrand, Timothy Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 5749931
    Abstract: A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic reflecting layer and at least two reflection enhancing layers, the last applied or outer of the enhancing layers also serving as a protective layer for the coating. The mirrors have a visible light reflection of at least 35% and less than 70% and exhibit a bright silver or chrome appearance. There is also a provided a mirror having such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignees: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., Pilkington PLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Michel J. Soubeyrand, Timothy Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 5750265
    Abstract: A glass article used for producing a coated, solar control glass for architectural windows. The coated article includes a glass substrate, a coating of titanium dioxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the glass substrate, a coating of silicon dioxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the coating of the titanium dioxide, a second coating of titanium dioxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the coating of the silicon dioxide, and an outer coating of conductive tin oxide deposited on and adhering to the surface of the coating of titanium dioxide. A specific coating stack on the glass substrate provides a neutral colored article having a high visible light transmittance, a reduced solar energy transmittance, a low emittance, and a high total solar reflectance. The use of the article in architectural glazings results in a glazing that reflects solar energy in the summer and provides a low U value for the winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 5607725
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a substrate comprises a gas distributor having an outlet disposed adjacent to the substrate for directing a gaseous reactant mixture to the surface of the substrate. A plurality of drop tubes are provided which communicate with and are spaced along the length of the distributor for supplying the gaseous reactant mixture to the distributor. The uniformity of the thickness of the coating which is applied to the substrate along its width is determined. Finally, one or more of the reactants or an inert gas is supplied to one or more of the drop tubes to alter the concentration of one or more of the reactants in the gaseous reactant mixture flowing through one or more drop tubes. The rate of deposition of the coating in the proximity of such drop tubes is thereby altered to improve the uniformity of the coating deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 5580364
    Abstract: A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic reflecting layer and at least one color modifying layer whereby the mirrors exhibit color in reflectance and have a visible light reflection of at least 35% and less than 70%. There is also provided a mirror having such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignees: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., Pilkington plc
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Michel J. Soubeyrand, Timothy Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 5525406
    Abstract: A method of producing mirrors comprising depositing onto a ribbon of hot glass during the production process a coating comprising at least one pyrolytic reflecting layer and at least one color modifying layer whereby the mirrors exhibit color in reflectance and have a visible light reflection of at least 35% and less than 70%. There is also a provided a mirror having such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Michel J. Soubeyrand, Timothy Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 5332888
    Abstract: A glazing unit having incorporated therewith a solar control filter, comprising combinations of layers of transparent films adhered to the surface of a transparent glass sheet. A protective covering is provided over the coating stack. The coating stack includes at least three layers of zinc oxide and at least two layers of silver deposited alternately one upon another, with each layer of silver between two layers of zinc oxide. The glazing unit exhibits color compatibility in environments, where normally employed. The electrically conducting silver layers enable the coating stack to optionally be utilized as a defogging and deicing system for the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Peter J. Tausch, Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 5217753
    Abstract: Coated glass articles, particularly useful as vehicle or architectural glazings, are prepared by a chemical vapor deposition process in which glass is coated with a first layer of titanium nitride, a second layer of a silicon complex, and optionally, a third layer of a metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Peter J. Tausch
  • Patent number: 5087525
    Abstract: Coated class articles, particularly useful as vehicle or architectural glazings, are prepared by a chemical vapor deposition process in which glass is coated with a first layer of titanium nitride, a second layer of a silicon complex, and optionally, a third layer of a metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Peter J. Tausch
  • Patent number: 4946712
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a heat reflective glazing including a glass sheet having two generally planar parallel surfaces or sides with a multilayer coating on one of the side, and a method of producing such glazing. The side of the glass sheet having the multilayer coating thereon is designated as the film or coated side while the other side is designated as the glass side of the glass sheet. The multilayer coating comprises a first silicon-containing coating formed directly on the glass surface, a titanium nitride-containing coating overlying the first coating, a second silicon-containing coating covering the titanium nitride-containing coating, and an optional abrasion resistant coating, e.g., comprising tin oxide, on the second silicon-containing coating. The process for producing the coatings is a chemical vapor deposition process preferably carried out during the production of glass by the float process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, William M. Greenberg, Peter J. Tausch
  • Patent number: 4943484
    Abstract: A glass assembly includes a glass substrate having an induced transmission filter adhered to one surface thereof. The filter includes at least one coating formed of a layer of reflective material between two layers of dielectric material. The reflective material can be one of aluminum, silver, gold and copper. The dielectric material can be one of zinc oxide, indium oxide, titanium dioxide and tin oxide. The coating can be applied to one side of a plastic carrier sheet and an abrasion resistant material can be applied to the other side of the carrier sheet to form a film. The film can be adhered directly to the glass or to an intermediate plastic sheet. In an alternate embodiment, the coating can be applied to a surface of a glass sheet and covered with an abrasion resistant material which can be another sheet of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 4847157
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a heat reflective glazing including a glass sheet having two generally planar parallel surfaces or sides with a multilayer coating on one of the side, and a method of producing such glazing. The side of the glass sheet having the multilayer coating thereon is designated as the film or coated side while the other side is designated as the glass side of the glass sheet. The multilayer coating comprises a first silicon-containing coating formed directly on the glass surface, a titanium nitride-containing coating overlying the first coating, a second silicon-containing coating covering the titanium nitride-containing coating, and an optional abrasion resistant coating, e.g., comprising tin oxide, on the second silicon-containing coating. The process for producing the coatings is a chemical vapor deposition process preferably carried out during the production of glass by the float process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, William M. Greenberg, Peter J. Tausch
  • Patent number: 4786784
    Abstract: A method for forming a vehicle window assembly includes applying a band of an opaque ceramic enamel material to a predetermined peripheral portion of a sheet of relatively flat glass, and heating the glass to a prefire temperature to fuse the opaque material to the glass. An electrically conductive material is applied to the band in a predetermined pattern to form a pair of bus bars typically along the top and bottom edges of the sheet of glass. The glass is again heated to fire the bus bar material and soften the glass for bending into a desired window shape. A mask is applied to the bus bars for later connection of electrical leads and the sheet of glass is washed prior to the next operation. An electrically conductive film is applied to the second surface of the sheet of glass and electrically connected to the bus bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.
    Inventors: Robert B. Nikodem, Peter J. Tausch, Ronald D. Goodman, Robert M. Felt, Michael J. Grogan
  • Patent number: 4290413
    Abstract: A flexible solar energy collector of unitary, one-piece, self-supporting construction provided with substantially true-round manifolds and secondary manifolds interposed between the primary manifolds and a multiplicity of fluid flow passages extending transversely therebetween. The opposite end portions of the primary manifolds are provided with inserts for reinforcing the same. Means are provided for coupling adjacent collectors together to form an array of such collectors in a solar heat collecting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: Libbey-Owens-Ford Company
    Inventors: Ronald D. Goodman, Wallace F. Krueger, Anthony R. Shaw