With Cutting Or Breaking Or Partial Removal Of Interlayer And/or Lamina Patents (Class 156/101)
  • Patent number: 10385609
    Abstract: When producing insulating glass including at least two panes of glass (1) and at least one spacer of thermoplastic material arranged between the panes of glass, to seal the beginning (4) and the end (5) of the strand (2) of thermoplastic material the thermoplastic material is compressed with the aid of jaws placed against the side faces of the strand. In the region of the joint thus formed between the beginning and the end of the strand forming the spacer, the width of the strand is reduced with the aid of a compression die with a convexly curved active face such that a depression is created. This depression has the effect that, after the assembly of an insulating glass blank, placing a second pane of glass onto the free edges of the strand produces an opening that allows a pressure equalization during the subsequent compression of the insulating glass blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Leopold Mader, Leopold Karner, Manuel Schorghuber
  • Patent number: 10343521
    Abstract: The indicator apparatus (30) for a vehicle component, in particular for a human-human interface for the indicator and, where necessary, for entering operating parameters for a vehicle component, is provided with a housing (12) comprising a front side (14) and a display unit (10), which is arranged on the front side (14) of the housing (12) and/or forms the front side (14) of the housing (12), for displaying operating parameters of a vehicle component and possibly symbols fields for entering commands and operating parameters for a vehicle component. The indicator apparatus (30) is furthermore provided with a deformable delay element (32), arranged in the housing (12) behind the display unit (10), for delaying acceleration movements that act on the display unit (10) in the direction of the interior of the housing (12) as a result of an object striking the display unit (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Beschnitt
  • Patent number: 10257965
    Abstract: The electromagnetic shielding of an enclosable building structure is provided by applying a shielded covering to overlay optical openings in the building structure. The shielded covering comprises a metal-coated woven substrate and a shielding coupling. The metal-coated woven substrate has a woven substrate and a metal coating. The woven substrate may be organic and comprise threads of intermingled fibers such as silk fibers. The metal-coated woven substrate may also have a protection feature such as transparent resin, of barriers of glass or transparent polymeric material. The shielded coupling connects the shielded covering to other shielding components of a shielded building structure to preserve shielding continuity over the interface between shielding components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Conductive Composites Company IP, LLC
    Inventors: George Clayton Hansen, Nathan D. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10241251
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a polarizing plate exhibiting sufficient adhesiveness between a resin layer and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer and excellent peeling property in reworking process, and an image display device provided with the polarizing plate. The polarizing plate of the present invention includes a polarizer, and the resin layer that is in direct contact with the polarizer, in which the thickness of the polarizer is 20 ?m or less, a hydrogen bonding component of a surface free energy of the resin layer is 3.5 mN/m or more, and the thickness of the polarizing plate is 70 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ishiguro, Yoshiaki Hisakado
  • Patent number: 10137667
    Abstract: A glass laminate includes at least one chemically-strengthened glass sheets with a thickness not exceeding 2.0 mm and a polymer interlayer between the glass sheets. Flaws are created in the surface of one of the glass sheets in order to weaken the glass laminate upon an impact event on a first side of the laminate, while retaining the strength of the laminate upon impact on the opposing second side of the laminate. The opposing side of the glass sheet with the flaws or a surface of the other glass sheet may be strengthened with an acid etch treatment in order to further strengthen the laminate upon impact on the opposing second side of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Cleary, Michael John Moore, Chunhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 9951553
    Abstract: A high speed parallel manufacturing line for manufacturing insulated glass units, the manufacturing line including a front conveyor system, a back conveyor system, a shuttle mechanism that distributes glass lites to the front conveyor system and the back conveyor system, an insulated glass unit spacer applicator having a spacer dispensing head configured to apply perimeter spacer material to one of the glass lites, the spacer head being proportionally movable relative to the glass lite as the glass lite is conveyed on the front conveyor mechanism to apply the perimeter spacer material to create a spacer applied lite and a gas press. A secondary edge sealing unit has a first secondary edge sealing head and a second secondary edge sealing head, each of the first secondary edge sealing head and the second secondary edge sealing head applying edge sealant to portion of a perimeter of an insulated glass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Erdman Automation Corporation
    Inventor: Morgan Donohue
  • Patent number: 9778696
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display assembly that is adhered to a cover sheet and the cover sheet is elastically bonded to a frame with a compressive and elastic bonding component. Inside the device, the display assembly is spaced apart from the frame, which allows the display assembly to bend or move. The compressive and elastic bonding component has two strong adhesive layers and a low modulus layer that dissipates stress of the display assembly via the cover sheet, such that the compressive and elastic bonding component permits the cover sheet to bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Anoop Menon
  • Patent number: 9694896
    Abstract: A window assembly particularly for use in a commercial airplane is provided. Many windows are provided on most commercial passenger airplanes. Solar radiation causes the passage of infrared heat radiation through each window assembly into the passenger cabin during daylight hours. The disclosure involves the window assemblies of airplanes and the use of a protective coating that is bonded to the outermost surface of an outermost window pane, with the outermost window pane bonded to an inner window pane of the airplane window assembly. The protective coating has a metallic element component that has the capability of reflecting an effective amount of infrared heat radiation from solar radiation away from passing through the window assembly and into the cabin of the airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Sahrudine Apdalhaliem
  • Patent number: 9689195
    Abstract: Vacuum insulating glass (VIG) units and edge seals for VIG units are provided. The VIG units include an edge seal that includes a viscous material, and is configured to allow the glass sheets to move laterally relative to one another when the glass sheets experience differential thermal strain and further configured such that viscous shear occurs within at least a portion of the viscous material when there is relative lateral movement between the glass sheets. The edge seals comprise a cavity that contains at least a portion of the viscous material, wherein at least a portion of a boundary defining the cavity is reversibly expandable and collapsible such that the viscous material and the cavity are configured to maintain volume compatibility when one or both of the viscous material and the cavity undergo a temperature-induced volume change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Robert S. Jones
  • Patent number: 9563080
    Abstract: A display device according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a first insulation substrate; a pixel electrode disposed on the first insulation substrate; a first alignment layer disposed on the pixel electrode; a second insulation substrate facing the first insulation substrate; a common electrode disposed on the second insulation substrate; and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first and second insulation substrates. The liquid crystal layer includes liquid crystal molecules and nanoparticles, and the nanoparticles are disposed adjacent to the common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang Wi Ryu, Gak Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 9383768
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display assembly that is adhered to a cover sheet and the cover sheet is elastically bonded to a frame with a compressive and elastic bonding component. Inside the device, the display assembly is spaced apart from the frame, which allows the display assembly to bend or move. The compressive and elastic bonding component has two strong adhesive layers and a low modulus layer that dissipates stress of the display assembly via the cover sheet, such that the compressive and elastic bonding component permits the cover sheet to bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anoop Menon
  • Publication number: 20150110991
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate (1) obtained by integrally laminating glass sheets (4) on both surfaces of a resin sheet (2). The glass sheets (4) have a thickness of 300 ?m or less and end surfaces (4a) of the glass sheets (4) are chamfered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Miwa, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Takayuki Noda, Hiroki Mori, Michiharu Eta
  • Publication number: 20150070598
    Abstract: There are provided a cover window including: a first glass panel; a printed portion formed in a concave part of one surface of the first glass panel; and a second glass panel bonded to one surface of the first glass panel, a manufacturing method thereof, and a touchscreen including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hun KIM, Seong Ho Kim, Jin Uk Lee
  • Patent number: 8957124
    Abstract: A laser can be used to modify a glazing 100, 300 so as to improve its suitability for use with a signal-receiving device 350 or a signal-transmitting device 350. This is done by using the laser to provide a region of reduced opacity 110, 202, 340 to the signal within the glazing. Preferably, the laser is be used to reduce the opacity of a selected region 340 of a tinted interlayer in situ. The glazing may be for a vehicle, especially an automotive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Michael Lyon, Michael Robert Greenall
  • Patent number: 8916017
    Abstract: A contoured glass sheet laminating system may include a glass-side vacuum bed, a laminate-side vacuum bed and a lamination actuator. The glass-side vacuum bed may include a vacuum backside and a mold-receiving side and may have sufficient permeability to permit a vacuum system to pull a vacuum across a thickness of the glass-side vacuum bed between the vacuum backside and the mold-receiving side of the glass-side vacuum bed. The laminate-side vacuum bed may include a vacuum backside and a thin-film loading side and may have sufficient permeability to permit a vacuum system to pull a vacuum across a thickness of the laminate-side vacuum bed between the vacuum backside and the thin-film loading side of the of the laminate-side vacuum bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Govindarajan Natarajan, Nathaniel David Wetmore
  • Publication number: 20140370257
    Abstract: Laminated articles and layered articles, for example, low alkali glass laminated articles and layered articles useful for, for example, electrochromic devices are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: David Francis Dawson-Elli, Steven Edward DeMartino, Laura Lee Hluck
  • Publication number: 20140360651
    Abstract: A flat display panel cutting method includes the following steps: coating a first packaging adhesive on a surface of a first substrate at which display units are formed, wherein the first substrate is formed of a first-substrate-material and the first packaging adhesive is made of a first-substrate-material-based material; bonding a second substrate to the surface of the first substrate to form the panel, having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; forming at least one crack on the first surface of the panel corresponding to the first packaging adhesive with a cutting tool to form at least one crack; applying a force on the second surface at a position corresponding to the at least one crack so as to break the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited
    Inventors: Chengpei HUANG, Qiguo ZHANG, Chuwan HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140347741
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a liquid lens array creates an array of through holes of axisymmetric cross-section through a central plate, forms conductive traces on the side walls of each of the through holes and on a portion of the top and bottom surfaces of the central plate contiguous with each through hole, and bonds the bottom surface of the central plate around each through hole to the top surface of a transparent base plate, forming an array of cavities. The method applies an insulating layer to the side walls of each cavity, portions of the top surface of the base plate lying within each cavity, and portions of the top surface of the transparent central plate surrounding each cavity, introduces a polar liquid and a non-polar liquid into each cavity; and bonds the top surface of the central plate to the bottom surface of a transparent top plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Raymond Miller Karam, Georges Roussos
  • Patent number: 8895899
    Abstract: The invention relates to glazing units provided with conducting wires. The glazing units according to the invention comprise enameled conducting wires applied by screen-printing. When subjected to a “zebra” test (DIN 52305), in which the conducting wires are oriented parallel to those of the image of the test and the glazing receives the incident light beam at an angle of 30° C. in relation to the normal to the glazing, the increase in distortion in relation to that of the glazing without conducting wires is at most 70% and preferably at most 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Philippe Marquet
  • Publication number: 20140174636
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a piece of decorative colored glass, which comprises the following steps: covering a layer of protective film which has a pre-fabricated pattern that can be removed on a piece of glass; removing the pattern from the protective film; sand blasting the surface of the glass that the pattern is removed; cleaning the glass that is sand blasted; and coating oil on the surface of the glass where is sand blasted to obtain the decorative colored glass. The glass fabricated by the method of this invention can represent a stereoscopic impression through observation, which color may not be changed and discolored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CHINA MOON ENTERPRISES LIMITED
    Inventors: KIN WAH SHIU, KIN WAI SIU
  • Patent number: 8715433
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a liquid crystal display panel includes a step where, on a first mother substrate having an alignment film formed thereon, a first sealing member is provided to surround a display area and overlap the alignment film, and a second sealing member is provided such that the second sealing member extends along at least a side of the first sealing member and is spaced from the alignment film; and a step where the first mother substrate having the first and second sealing members provided thereon and a second mother substrate having an alignment film formed thereon are attached to each other such that the first and second sealing members are united each other with their side edges being in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahito Zennyoji
  • Publication number: 20140096893
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments, light emitting diodes (LEDs) may be disposed on a deformable and flexible backbone sheet and chained together in an array, e.g., via flexible wiggle wires. Such flexible wiggle wires may also provide an electrical connection to an external power source. An optical out-coupling layer stack (OCLS) system may help serve as an index matching layer, heat sink, étendue conserver, etc. The backbone may be formed to a shape tailored to its ultimate application. Applications may include, for example, automotive (such as Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) applications), lighting, signage, and/or other applications. In an example CHMSL application, the deformable sheet with the LED array thereon has a step, sinusoidal, or other shape matched to the angle and/or curvature of the glass such that the LEDs produce light primarily in a direction parallel to a surface on which a vehicle is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventor: Vijayen S. VEERASAMY
  • Publication number: 20130312341
    Abstract: The invention relates to glazing (1) comprising a first glazing sheet (10; 10A, 10B) forming a substrate on which at least one film of an electrochemical system (12) is formed, said system having optical and/or energy-related properties that are electrically controllable, a second glazing sheet (14) forming a counter-substrate, and a third glazing sheet (18). The substrate has characteristics that allow it to be obtained by being cut from a motherboard on which motherboard at least one film of the electrochemical system (12) is formed. The substrate is located between the counter-substrate (14) and the third glazing sheet (18) and is set back relative to the counter-substrate (14) and relative to the third glazing sheet (18) over the entire circumference of the substrate (10; 10A, 10B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: René Gy, Jean-Christophe Giron, Li-Ya Yeh, Philippe Letocart, Annabelle Andreau-Wiedenmaier, Philippe Armand
  • Publication number: 20130284347
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with display structures such as glass and polymer layers in a liquid crystal display. The glass layers may serve as substrates for components such as a color filter layer and thin-film transistor layer. The polymer layers may include films such as a polarizer film and other optical films. During fabrication of a display, the polymer layers and glass layers may be laminated to one another. Portions of the polymer layers may extend past the edges of the glass layers. Laser cutting techniques may be used to trim away excess portions of the polymer layer that do not overlap underlying portions of the glass layers. Laser cutting may involve application of an adjustable infrared laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Jun Qi, Wayne H. Fu, Chenhui Wang, Kuanying Lin, Nathan K. Gupta, Victor H. Yin
  • Publication number: 20130133809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a glass resin composite which has sufficient transportability, handling efficiency and fabrication properties even when the glass is extremely thin, without impairing the chemical resistance, the abrasion resistance, the gas barrier properties, etc. of the glass, and the process being capable of continuous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
  • Publication number: 20130015677
    Abstract: This application relates 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. In certain embodiments, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes zirconium oxide (e.g., ZrO2) or zirconium silicon oxynitride (e.g., ZrSiOxNy). When a layer comprising zirconium oxide or zirconium silicon oxynitride is provided as the uppermost or overcoat layer of the coated article (e.g., over a silicon nitride based layer), this results in improved chemical and heat stability in certain example embodiments. Coated articles herein may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, vehicle windows, or in other suitable applications such as monolithic window applications, laminated windows, and/or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Guillermo BENITO GUTIÉRREZ, Javier Unquera Algorri, Angel Alvarez Rodriguez, Jose Marcos Renes
  • Patent number: 8235761
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for resizing COTS AMLCDs or other electronic displays, as well as resized displays made using these apparatus and methods, are provided. The electronic display includes a front plate, a back plate, a perimeter seal spacing the front and back plates apart, and image-generating medium contained in an area between the front and back plates. A target portion of the display may be identified and separated from an excess portion of the display, e.g., by cutting and breaking the plates of the display, thereby creating an exposed edge along the target portion. The plates of the target portion are pressed towards one another, e.g., to stabilize or compress the target portion. An adhesive is applied to the exposed edge, and the pressure is released to draw the adhesive between the plates along the exposed edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120168058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a curved display panel. The method for manufacturing a curved display panel using a lower substrate and an upper substrate made of glass and opposite each other, and a liquid crystal layer formed between the lower substrate and the upper substrate, comprises: a step of cutting out portions of outer surfaces of the lower substrate and the upper substrate such that the thicknesses of the substrates are reduced to a preset level; and a step of bending the cut lower substrate and the cut upper substrate into a desired curved shape, and forming transparent polymer layers, having shapes identical to the desired curved shape, onto outer surfaces of the substrates, respectively, or attaching transparent substrates, which are prefabricated into shapes identical to the desired curved shape, onto outer surfaces of the substrates, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: TOVIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Beom Kim, Woon Yong Park
  • Patent number: 8187511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin porous membrane with an adhesive layer that exhibits excellent bonding precision and can be bonded to an adherend while maintaining the gas permeability of the porous membrane even when the porous membrane is small, and a method for producing the resin porous membrane with the adhesive layer. The present invention also provides the filter member including the resin porous membrane with the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yozo Nagai, Kouji Furuuchi, Miho Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8119199
    Abstract: A method of making a window unit is provided which may result in improved yields. In certain example embodiments, the method involves coating a substrate with both (i) a solar control/management coating, and (ii) a protective layer (e.g., of or including diamond-like carbon (DLC)) over the solar control/management coating. The protective layer protects the coated substrate from scratches and/or the like during processing prior to heat treatment. Then, during heat treatment, the protective layer(s) is burned off in part or in whole. Following heat treatment, the coated article (substrate with solar control/management coating thereon) is coupled to another substrate in order to form the window unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Scott V. Thomsen, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8083563
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a display panel comprises the steps of: forming a controlling elements array substrate and a flexible color filter, respectively; forming a displaying medium on the controlling elements array substrate; and assembling the flexible color filter to the controlling elements array substrate for disposing it on the displaying medium layer. A method of fabricating a flexible color filter comprises the steps of: forming a flexible substrate on a rigidly substrate; forming a color filter film comprising a plurality of color filter patterns; and separating the flexible substrate from the rigidly substrate. Since the color filter film are formed before separating the flexible substrate from the rigid substrate, the flexible color filter may have good resolution and process yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Su-Cheng Liu, Ted-Hong Shinn, Yi-Ching Wang
  • Publication number: 20110013293
    Abstract: An image pickup lens includes: a first lens block with a positive power and a second lens block. The first lens block includes a first lens substrate, a lens portion 1a with a positive power, formed on an object-side surface of the first lens substrate, and a lens portion 1b with a negative power, formed on an image-side surface of the first lens substrate. The object-side surface of the lens portion 1a is a convex surface, and an image-side surface of the lens portion 1b is a concave surface. The second lens block includes a second lens substrate, and a lens portion 2a with a negative power, formed on an object-side surface of the second lens substrate. The object-side surface of the lens portion 2a is a concave surface. The image pickup lens satisfies the predetermined conditional expressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi KAWASAKI, Yasunari Fukuta, Kazuki Matsui
  • Publication number: 20100276066
    Abstract: The present invention provides the following process for producing a glass resin composite which has sufficient transportability, handling efficiency and fabrication properties even when the glass is extremely thin, without impairing the chemical resistance, the abrasion resistance, the gas barrier properties, etc. of the glass, and the process being capable of continuous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Satoshi Kondo
  • Publication number: 20100265560
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a thermally controlled optical filter comprises a frame coupled to an etalon where the frame includes a resistive thermal device disposed on the frame to obtain thermal measurements of the etalon during operation. The frame may be generally L-shaped or generally square-shaped. The frame may include a fillet that is generally planar, generally beveled or trapezoidal, or generally circular in shape. A heater may be additionally disposed on the frame. The etalon and frame subassembly may be bonded to a micro hot plate that is capable of heating the etalon to an operational temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: EMCORE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Finot, Mark McDonald, Andrew Daiber
  • Patent number: 7803427
    Abstract: A method of making a window unit is provided which may result in improved yields. In certain example embodiments, the method involves coating a substrate with both (i) a solar control/management coating, and (ii) a protective layer (e.g., of or including diamond-like carbon (DLC)) over the solar control/management coating. The protective layer protects the coated substrate from scratches and/or the like during processing prior to heat treatment. Then, during heat treatment, the protective layer(s) is burned off in part or in whole. Following heat treatment, the coated article (substrate with solar control/management coating thereon) is coupled to another substrate in order to form the window unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Scott V. Thomsen, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Publication number: 20100231701
    Abstract: A three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic display system using large format light emitting diodes (LEDs) for displaying 3D image content. The apparatus comprises a grid of LEDs covered by two sheets of polarizing material, a first sheet of polarizing material for polarizing a first subset of the LEDs to form a first view of the 3D image, and a second sheet of polarizing material for polarizing the second subset of LEDs to form a second view of the 3D image. The sheets may be formed by cutting a plurality of openings substantially aligned with a corresponding subset of LEDs. For improved viewing, the apparatus may further comprise a rear diffuser, disposed between the LED display and the first sheet of polarizing material. Also for improved viewing, the apparatus may further comprise a front diffuser, disposed in front of the second sheet of polarizing material, for reducing glare from external light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Bradley Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100178832
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a display panel comprises the steps of: forming a controlling elements array substrate and a flexible color filter, respectively; forming a displaying medium on the controlling elements array substrate; and assembling the flexible color filter to the controlling elements array substrate for disposing it on the displaying medium layer. A method of fabricating a flexible color filter comprises the steps of: forming a flexible substrate on a rigidly substrate; forming a color filter film comprising a plurality of color filter patterns; and separating the flexible substrate from the rigidly substrate. Since the color filter film are formed before separating the flexible substrate from the rigid substrate, the flexible color filter may have good resolution and process yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Su-Cheng Liu, Ted-Hong Shinn, Yi-Ching Wang
  • Publication number: 20100166413
    Abstract: An imaging lens (LN) includes at least one lens block (BK), and an aperture stop (ape). The lens block (BK) includes parallel flat lens substrates (LS) formed of different materials, and a lens (L). In the imaging lens (LN), a first lens block (BK1) positioned closest to an object includes a first lens substrate (LS1) and a lens (L[LS1o], and a prescribed conditional expression is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Opto Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirao, Keiji Matsusaka
  • Publication number: 20100096069
    Abstract: An automatic machine and an automatic method for the application of a spacer profile, preferably made of expanded synthetic material, on a glass sheet in order to compose the insulating glazing unit, after extrusion of a thermoplastic sealant on a portion of each one of its faces designed for mating. The process for extrusion of the sealant on the profile is independent of the process for applying the profile on the glass sheet, so that therefore each one of the two processes can be performed by using its optimum parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Fortunato Vianello, Dino Moschini
  • Publication number: 20100026659
    Abstract: A capacitive touch screen panel includes top and bottom ITO coated glass sheets that may both be connected to detection electronics (e.g., a controller) by way of a single, normal flexible printed circuit connector. The ITO coated surface of each of the top and bottom glass sheets may face each other and a transparent material such as an optically clear adhesive may be disposed between the top and bottom glass sheets. In some embodiments, a number of spacers may be disposed between the top and bottom glass sheets to maintain a desired gap between the sheets. In other embodiments, the single, normal flexible printed circuit connector may generally reside in a single plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Ding Hua Long, Hai Hui Zhang, Hai Long Zhang
  • Patent number: 7638011
    Abstract: Laminated glazing for automotive use in which a thermoplastic functional film is thermoformed and then cooled by forced draught, prior to the introduction between the glass sheets of the laminated glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Pilkington Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Litterio Bolognese
  • Publication number: 20080302462
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments of this invention, there is provided a method of making a window, the method including: forming a multi-layered low-E and/or solar control coating on a glass substrate; providing at least two flexible protective sheets in non-liquid form to the glass substrate over at least part of the low-E and/or solar control coating; applying at least one protective coating in liquid form, before and/or after the flexible protective sheets are provided, so as to reduce one or more gaps formed between the low-E and/or solar control coating and the flexible protective sheet(s) and/or between the flexible protective sheets; and performing one or more of cutting, edge seaming, and/or washing the coated article with the protective coating and protective sheets thereon and peeling the protective sheets and at least part of the protective coating off of the top surface of the low-E and/or solar control coating. Heat treatment (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicants: Gaurdian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Sol, Herbert Lage, John A. Vanderploeg, Desaraju V. Varaprasad, Lutz Henkel, Marcel Schloremberg
  • Publication number: 20080252827
    Abstract: A laminated optical film according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a long polarizer having an absorption axis in a lengthwise direction and a long optical compensation film. An angle formed by a slow axis of the optical compensation film and the absorption axis of the polarizer is 5 to 85°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mariko HIRAI, Megumi KATO, Tetsuro IKEDA
  • Patent number: 7244325
    Abstract: A metallized coating is applied to a first surface of a multi-layered window film, the coating applied by vacuum deposition to form a laminated film composite. A second surface of the multi-layered window film composite is adhesively attached to a first glass pane. A thin outer edge strip of the outermost layer of the film coated with the metallized layer is removed. A second glass pane is prepared in the same way. The two glass panes are adapted to be mounted in a frame with the first surface of the film coated with the metallized coating facing each other spaced apart with a spacer. A sealant fills a cavity between the two glass panes to form an insulated glass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Film Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Abate, Craig Duncan
  • Patent number: 7232497
    Abstract: A fire-resisting composite glass is comprised of at least two glass plates (1, 2) and an interspaced cavity (6). The distance between the glass plates (1, 2) is determined by an encompassing bead (3) of plastic spacer material. In addition, in the margin region between the glass plates (1, 2) a bead (4) of sealing material is introduced. With the aid of at least one core element an opening is formed in the bead (3) of spacer material for filling the cavity (6). After the filling, this opening is closed with an entrainer stopper and simultaneously the cavity (6) is vented. During the closing the plastic spacer material (3) is joined again in the region of the opening and subsequently the entrainer stopper is covered with sealing material (4). The method and the device for carrying out the method permits the automatic application of encompassing beads (3, 4) of spacer material or of sealing material as well as the sealing and protection of the margin regions before the cavity (6) is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain (International) AG
    Inventors: Anders Lindberg, Jan-Olof Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 7204901
    Abstract: Liquid laminating resin systems are used to attribute hurricane resistant properties to insulated glass window units. The activated resin system is then deposited on a single piece of float glass with the containment insulating unit or the resin can be injected between the air space of an existing insulated unit. In the first case, the second piece of glass completes the insulating unit. In both cases, the resin is allowed to cure 3–4 hours. The finished insulated and impact-resistant glass unit can then be installed into the window frame structure. Preferred resins include multiple component polyurethanes and special low shrinkage polyester systems with Argon gas between the glass layers after the resin has cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Zicron Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Edward Bayha, James Lunde
  • Patent number: 7192503
    Abstract: To realize a method of manufacturing an electro-optical device, which is capable of completely dividing a plurality of substrates used for the electro-optical device along division lines, in a method of manufacturing the electro-optical device, two or more substrates used for electro-optical devices, which are adhered to each other, are divided along division lines. The method includes adhering, a first substrate and a second substrate, on whose one surface a plurality of grooves or a groove is formed in a predetermined width along a division line, to each other on the surface of the second substrate where the plurality of grooves or the one groove is formed and dividing generated cracks in the other surface of the first substrate, which is opposite to the surface adhered to the second substrate, along the division line to divide the first substrate and the second substrate that are adhered to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 7125462
    Abstract: A water soluble mask is formed on a substrate. Thereafter, a coating (e.g., low-E coating) is formed on the substrate in at least one select area over the mask and in at least one area where the mask is not provided. After the coating has been formed, water is used to remove the mask and a portion of the coating formed thereon in order to form a partially coated substrate. The technique may be used in applications such as in the making of vehicle windshields, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et al Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.)
    Inventor: Bernd Disteldorf
  • Patent number: 7056586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a laminated glazing unit including of at least two transparent panes, one of which is provided on its surface facing the inside of the composite with a corrosion-protected transparent surface coating. The panes are joined together by layers of adhesive. The transparent surface coating is removed along at least one edge of the coated pane in a region between 0.1 mm and 5 mm from the peripheral edge of the pane in the direction of the main surface of the pane, and a protective layer impermeable to the diffusion of water vapor, covering the external boundary edge of the transparent surface coating, is applied along that edge of the coated pane from which the coating has been removed. The invention also relates to a laminated glazing unit with a corrosion-protected transparent surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Walter Goerenz, Ullrich Billert, Dieter Linnhöfer, Walter Nievelstein, Rolf Van Der Meulen, Volkmar Offermann