With Preformed Intermediate Adhesive Layer Patents (Class 156/106)
  • Patent number: 10329833
    Abstract: The fire-protection glazing includes at least two glass panes, between which a transparent layer of a fire-protection layer is arranged, wherein the fire-protection layer includes a hydrogel. The educts of the fire-protection layer include water-soluble, non-toxic monofunctional monomers in an acid environment as well as at least one bifunctional or polyfunctional monomer and, as the case may be, an initiator, in an aqueous salt solution or in an aqueous salt dispersion. The monofunctional and the bifunctional or polyfunctional monomers are not toxic, not carcinogenic and not mutagenic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: David Te Strake, Udo Gelderie
  • Patent number: 10315625
    Abstract: A heating plate 10 includes: a pair of glass plates 11, 12; a conductive pattern 40, 70 disposed between the pair of glass plates 11, 12 and defining a plurality of opening areas 43, 73; and a joint layer 13, 14 disposed between the conductive pattern 40, 70 and at least one of the pair of glass plates 11, 12; wherein the conductive pattern 40, 70 includes a plurality of connection elements 44, 74 that extend between two branch points 42, 72 to define the opening areas 43, 73; and a rate of the connection elements 44, 74, which are straight line segments connecting the two branch points 42, 72, relative to the plurality of connection elements 44, 74, is less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Suetsugu, Manabu Hirakawa, Satoshi Goishihara, Koichi Kinoshita, Hidenori Nakamura, Koujiro Ohkawa, Tetsuo Matsukura, Isao Inoue
  • Patent number: 10293244
    Abstract: The present utility model relates to the technical field of martial arts, and more particularly to a ring which is laterally surrounded by a rigid and transparent material. The proposed design aims to improve viewing for spectators and television viewers by allowing viewing, filming and photography from any angle without any obstructions, such as fencing, ropes or nets, which impede a clear view of a martial arts event. The present solution is also intended to benefit the dynamics of a fight by reducing clinch time and preventing a fighter from holding onto the fencing that currently surrounds a ring. In addition, there is the possibility of projecting images onto the outer side of the ring. In this case, spectators and television viewers will be able to view information such as, inter alia, competitor profiles, replays of fights, and sponsorship advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jonas Lirio Gurgel, Roberto Maluf De Mesquita
  • Patent number: 10279568
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Miwa, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Takayuki Noda, Hiroki Mori, Michiharu Eta
  • Patent number: 10254583
    Abstract: A curved display device comprises: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other and having a curvature; a liquid crystal layer between the first and second substrates; a first polarizing layer between the liquid crystal layer and a first surface of the first substrate that faces the liquid crystal layer, or positioned to face a second surface of the first substrate opposite to the first surface of the first substrate; and a second polarizing layer between the liquid crystal layer and a first surface of the second substrate that faces the liquid crystal layer, or positioned to face a second surface of the second substrate opposite to the first surface of the second substrate; wherein at least one of the first and second polarizing layers is either between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer or between the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hwa Sung Woo
  • Patent number: 10239386
    Abstract: A glazing and notably a vehicle glazing, includes a laminated glazed element including an outside sheet of glass, an inside sheet of glass and an interlayer sheet of plastic situated between the two sheets of glass, wherein the profiled beading includes, when viewed in cross section, an interlayer flange situated between the interlayer face of the outside sheet of glass and the interlayer face of the inside sheet of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martial De Paoli, Laurent Lamoureux, Emmanuelle Artzner, Laurent Silvestrini
  • Patent number: 10223984
    Abstract: A production control system for liquid crystal panels includes a general design circuit board producing section configured to produce general design circuit boards, a frame processing section configured to process frames of the general design circuit boards based on an outline of the liquid crystal panels in an order from a customer, a customer terminal, a processor, and information and communication lines. At least the outline of the liquid crystal panels and an order quantity are input to the customer terminal by the customer. The processor is configured to control the general design circuit board producing section to produce the general design circuit boards and the frame processing section to process the frames of the general design circuit boards for an order quantity based on the outline of the display panels and the order quantity entered in the customer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kadowaki, Hidefumi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10202798
    Abstract: In order to produce sharp corners in edge regions (2) of a strand (1) of deformable material which is applied to a glass pane, the strand (1) forming a spacer in the insulating glass, a tool (5) is forced against the outer corner (3) and a tool (6) against the inner corner (4). The tools (5, 6) have active portions (7, 8) which correspond to the shape of the outer corner (3) and to the shape of the inner corner (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventor: Leopold Mader
  • Patent number: 10099451
    Abstract: Heat shielding glass laminates are produced by laminating transparent panes with at least one film A having a low plasticizer content and a heat shielding coating thereon, and at least one film B having a high plasticizer content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY EUROPE GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Keller
  • Patent number: 10081978
    Abstract: A laminated glass retention system for securing a laminated glass subassembly within a window sash or frame member or door panel or similar component includes a retention member applied to the laminated glass subassembly. The retention member generally can include a leg portion that engages of the laminated glass subassembly, and can further include a base portion that is coupled to the frame member in which the laminated glass subassembly is seated. The retention member helps retain the insulating glass subassembly within its frame member when subjected to high winds and wind-borne debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Weiss, Clifford W. MacDonald, Loren M. Jacot, Joseph Guy Reithmeyer, James Guhl, Duane Fier, Scott Thom
  • Patent number: 10046540
    Abstract: A transparent laminate structure is provided that includes a front section, a rear section, and a middle section securing the front and rear sections to one another with a gap therebetween. The front section has a strike face formed of an impact resistant layer and a polymer backing layer bonded to the impact resistant layer by an interlayer. The rear section has a forward face comprising at least one polymer layer. The front and middle sections can form an integral subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ORAN SAFETY GLASS INC.
    Inventors: Katherine T Leighton, Edgar L Aleshire, Wiktor Serafin, Christopher M Snively, Carsten Weinhold, Theodore A Wegert, Kurt Schaupert
  • Patent number: 9868274
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of fabricating an exterior member thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a basic member disposed on an outside of the electronic device and having an outer surface that is at least partially curved, and a glass film at least partially laminated to the outer surface of the basic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Gon Kim, Jong-In Ryu, Min-Su Chang
  • Patent number: 9856173
    Abstract: Stable emulsions of silicone terminated polyethers and silicone resins are used to prepare one-component grout with very good mechanical properties gained within a short time after the grout cures by adding a proportion of aggregate to the emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel J. Mania, Uwe Scheim
  • Patent number: 9783710
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adhesive composition, which can be cured through three ways: UV-radiation curing, thermal-radiation curing and moisture-curing. The adhesive composition comprises a) an oligomer having an isocyanate group and a (meth)acryloxy group; b) a (meth)acrylic monomer and/or oligomer not having an isocyanate group; c) a photoinitiator; and d) a peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Raymond Zhang, Daoqiang Lu, Shabbir Attarwala
  • Patent number: 9758021
    Abstract: A composite pane for a motor vehicle, in particular the front pane, is formed from a first pane and a second pane, which are adhered to one another by way of a film. A coating reflecting infrared rays is applied to the film. The coating has at least one cut-out, within which a transponder is arranged between the two panes. A motor vehicle has a composite pane as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Tobias Gansen, Marcus Neudecker, Daniel Pfaller
  • Patent number: 9520665
    Abstract: An electrically connecting structure includes a glass plate, a feeding part formed on the glass plate, a terminal having a base part opposing the glass plate, an adhesive adhering the glass plate and the terminal, and a conductive rubber arranged between the feeding part and the base part. The adhesive is a thermosetting adhesive that once softens when heated and thereafter cures, and is arranged to surround a periphery of the conductive rubber. The feeding part and the base part have electrical continuity via the conductive rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoichi Takeuchi, Fumitaka Terashima, Naohito Toriumi, Eiji Saita
  • Patent number: 9500837
    Abstract: An athermalized window assembly intended for mounting in or on the exterior of a vehicle and associated method, the assembly comprising a window arranged with one or more mounting members in an opening in a plate. The coefficient of thermal expansion of the mounting members is between a coefficient of thermal expansion associated with the window and a coefficient of thermal expansion associated with the plate. The mounting members may comprise a plurality of skirts that form a coefficient of thermal expansion gradient between the window and the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Zmek, Steven Podyma, Monty Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9458365
    Abstract: A temporary bonding adhesive composition includes a first compound including a thermosetting polyorganosiloxane and a second compound including a thermoplastic polyorganosiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hoon Kim, Hideto Kato, Jae-Hyun Kim, Jun-Won Han, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Shohei Tagami, Michihiro Sugo, Jung-Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 9448357
    Abstract: An illuminated window arrangement having insulating glazing is described. The illuminated window arrangement has: composite glass pane, at least one circumferential connection element between the composite glass pane and a lower pane, and LED housing fastened to a side edge of the lower pane, an LED printed circuit board fastened to the LED, an electrical connector fastened to the LED printed circuit board, and sheathing of the LED, the LED printed circuit board, and the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marco Mueller, Rino Messere
  • Patent number: 9158200
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for inducing and enhancing order and nanostructures in organosilicon block copolymers compositions by including certain organic additives in such compositions that include one or more moieties comprising a hydrogen bond acceptor or a hydrogen bond donor. Such block copolymer compositions may be used, for example, as a mask for lithographic patterning as is used, for example, during various stages of semiconductor device fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Damien Montarnal, Craig J. Hawker, Edward J. Kramer, Glenn H. Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 9134569
    Abstract: Provided are a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal lens which, even with the use of a thin sheet glass as a glass sheet for dividing a liquid crystal layer, can reduce the likelihood of breakage of the thin sheet glass in the production process and the liquid crystal lens. A mother liquid crystal lens having a plurality of liquid crystal lens units arrayed in a longitudinal direction thereof is cut for each of the liquid crystal lens units to separate out the liquid crystal lens units and thus manufacture respective liquid crystal lenses 10. Longitudinally extending side surfaces 13c, 13d, 14c, and 14d of glass ribbons which provide thin sheet glasses 13 and 14 have an outwardly bulging curved shape in a cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Wada
  • Patent number: 9005389
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for a bubble-free bonding of large-surface glass panes in an automatic production process. An embodiment of the device comprises: a) a pivoting bench plate having a securing device for receiving a glass pane, b) a barrier material application head having a camera for monitoring, at least one ventilation element being mounted by a mounting head, c) an adhesive metering and application head having a process control sensor for the application of adhesive, d) a gripping device having a covering plate gripper for receiving a covering plate, and e) a vacuum suction device and a closing device for the ventilation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Ritzka
  • Patent number: 8975562
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for a safety door of an oven having glass therein with a plastic laminate. The safety door retains glass within the door in order to prevent glass from falling or being forced outside of the oven, which may cause injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patrick D. Galbreath, Brian Henninger
  • 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: 8936057
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a substrate lamination system and method. A substrate lamination apparatus may comprise: (a) a vacuum chamber; (b) a flexible membrane; and (c) a substrate support. A system for laminating substrates may comprise: (a) a vacuum chamber; (b) a flexible membrane; (c) a substrate support; (d) a vacuum pump; (e) a compressor; and (f) a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured to carry out the steps: (i) evacuating the vacuum chamber; and (ii) applying pressure to at least one of a first substrate and a second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Sampica, Paul R. Nemeth, Tracy J. Barnidge, Vincent P. Marzen
  • Patent number: 8932419
    Abstract: Disclosed is a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer which is obtained by reacting at least one polyoxyalkylene polyol (A), at least one monool (B1) soluble in the component (A) and/or at least one silane coupling agent (B2) reactive with an isocyanate group, at least one polyisocyanate (C) and at least one hydroxylated mono (meth)acrylate compound (D) at a ratio at which the equivalent weights of hydroxy groups, active hydrogen groups and isocyanate groups in the respective components satisfy the following formulae (1)-(3). The urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer does not substantially contain an unreacted isocyanate group. B(active hydrogen)+D(OH)=C(NCO)?A(OH) (1) 1.05?C(NCO)/A(OH)?2 (2) {C(NCO)?2A(OH)+2m}×0.35?D(OH)?{C(NCO)?2A(OH)+2m}×0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Ogawa, Kazutoshi Doki, Osamu Kawata, Yoshihiro Tani
  • Publication number: 20150004369
    Abstract: The invention provides low solar transmittance coatings that have particularly low solar transmittance. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver. In some cases, the coating is incorporated into a laminated glass assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Eric H. Eby, Klaus H.W. Hartig
  • Publication number: 20140377580
    Abstract: A composite pane having a sun protection and a heat protection function is described. The composite pane has an outer pane having an outer surface and an inner surface, an inner pane having an outer surface and an inner surface, and a thermoplastic intermediate layer, having at least a sun protection coating on at least the inner surface, the outer surface, or in the thermoplastic intermediate layer, and a heat protection layer on the inner surface. The sun protection layer has at least one functional layer containing at least silver, and the heat protection layer has at least one functional layer containing at least one metal of the group consisting of niobium, tantalum, molybdenum, and zirconium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Florian Manz
  • 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: 20140313452
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments disclosed herein provide a glass assembly having a bottom sheet of glass which is substantially planar, bonded to a top sheet of glass which is substantially concave. A layer of adhesive is preferably interposed between the bottom and top sheets of glass. In an exemplary embodiment, the amount of adhesive used would be less than the amount required to hold both sheets of glass in a parallel planar arrangement. The layer of adhesive may be contained between the two sheets of glass by a perimeter of adhesive tape, also interposed between the top and bottom sheets of glass. The assembly can be used with an electronic display where the display is positioned adjacent to the top sheet of glass, and due to its concavity, the electronic display can bow towards the top sheet of glass without actually contacting the glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Michael LeCave, Martin Jarl
  • Publication number: 20140182659
    Abstract: This technology relates generally to methods for the fabrication of lenses which include a glass carrier and an at least partially transmissive layer with one or more slope facets coupled together by one or more draft facets on a surface of the glass carrier. This technology also relates to the resulting lenses and systems including lens arrays. These methods eliminate stress deformation in the resulting lenses by the use of a separator between the glass carrier and the at least partially transmissive layer, at least partial curing of the at least partially transmissive layer prior to formation of the slope and draft facets, modified at least partially transmissive layers which have a cure temperature at or below an operating temperature range of the lens, slope and draft facet dimensions which are selected to correspond with an operating temperature range of the lens, or UV-curable at least partially transmissive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ORAFOL AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Arthur J. Davis, Juergen Zosel, Steve Scott
  • Patent number: 8753471
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum heat insulating material. Also disclosed is a heat insulating box using the vacuum heat insulating material. The vacuum heat insulating material includes a core member and envelope members having gas-barrier properties and including heat-seal layers. The envelope members are opposed to each other in such a manner that the core member is disposed between the heat-seal layers. The envelope members are entirely heated to a temperature at which the heat-seal layers are melted, and the heat-seal layers are heat sealed to each other by applying uniform pressure to the entire envelope members from outside to inside the envelope members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Muneto Yamada, Kazuo Hashimoto, Hiroaki Katsumura, Kiyoshi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8722195
    Abstract: A composite glass pane comprising at least an upper pane, a lower pane, and an intermediate layer between the upper pane and the lower pane is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Michael Labrot, Luz Rodriguez Gonazález, Marie-Hélène Breniaux
  • Publication number: 20140017476
    Abstract: The present invention provides multiple layer interlayers having a soft inner polymer layer and relatively stiff outer layers that can be laminated without unacceptable optical distortion and used in various multiple layer glass panel type applications. Multiple layer interlayers of the present invention have surface topography that is formed by controlling the melt fracture that occurs at the exposed surface of the interlayer, or individual layers of the multiple layer interlayer, during formation of the interlayer. By precisely controlling the surface topography of the interlayer, lamination of the interlayer with a rigid substrate does not lead to unacceptable optical distortion caused by the transfer of the surface topography through outer, stiffer layers into softer, internal layers of the interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: David Paul Bourcier, John Joseph D'Errico, Jean-Pierre Etienne, Gary Matis
  • Publication number: 20130295358
    Abstract: A laminated glazing comprising: a thick ply of glass having a thickness in the range 1.9 to 2.4 mm; a polymer interlayer; and a thin ply of glass having a thickness in the range 0.8 to 1.4 mm, wherein the relative optical power of the glazing is less than would be predicted from the single glass reflected optical power of the plies before lamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Peter Paulus, Shirley Anne Sergeant, David Michael Bugg
  • Patent number: 8529813
    Abstract: The present invention provides multiple layer interlayers having a soft inner polymer layer and relatively stiff outer layers that can be laminated without unacceptable optical distortion and used in various multiple layer glass panel type applications. Multiple layer interlayers of the present invention have surface topography that is formed by controlling the melt fracture that occurs at the exposed surface of the interlayer, or individual layers of the multiple layer interlayer, during formation of the interlayer. By precisely controlling the surface topography of the interlayer, lamination of the interlayer with a rigid substrate does not lead to unacceptable optical distortion caused by the transfer of the surface topography through outer, stiffer layers into softer, internal layers of the interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: David Paul Bourcier, John Joseph D'Errico, Jean-Pierre Etienne, Gary Matis
  • Patent number: 8512428
    Abstract: An object is to provide a vent filter in which a vent film is less likely to be broken when cut and a measure to shrinkage is taken while the characteristics and functions both inherent to the vent film are being kept. The vent filter includes a frame-shaped adhesive layer 2 and a vent film 3 attached to the adhesive layer 2, wherein an outer peripheral portion of the vent film 3 is positioned at an outer side than an outer peripheral portion of the frame-shaped adhesive layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Gore-Tex Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Ueki, Takayuki Saeki, Shuichi Sayama
  • Patent number: 8357451
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated glass including a first glass substrate, a first adhesive layer, a heat reflective film, a second adhesive layer and a second glass substrate, laminated in this order, in which the heat reflective film includes a resin film having specific thermal shrinkages in a direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum and in a direction orthogonal to the direction, and a heat reflective coating formed on the resin film; the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer include a polyvinyl butyral film having thermal shrinkages in a direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum and in a direction orthogonal to the direction; and the direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum, of the resin film and the direction that a thermal shrinkage becomes maximum, of the polyvinyl butyral film are orthogonal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Yuichi Hino
  • Publication number: 20120325396
    Abstract: The invention provides an interlayer film for a laminated glass and a laminated glass, which are protected against a slump in TL value through attenuation of said coincidence effect and adapted to display an outstanding sound insulation performance over a broad temperature range. An interlayer film for a laminated glass comprising a plasticizer and a polyacetal resin, which is a blend of a polyacetal resin having an average polymerization degree of 1,000 to 3,000 and a polyacetal resin having an average polymerization degree of 3,000 to 5,000, and which has an acetalization degree of 60 to 85 mol % and an acetyl group content of 8 to 30 mol %. An interlayer film for a laminated glass which shows a temperature dependence of loss tangent in which the lowest-temperature side maximum of loss tangent appears at 30° C. or lower when examined for dynamic viscoelasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Toyama, Yoshio Aoshima, Chikao Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8298367
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive composition includes (A) a bodied MQ resin containing (i) a resinous core and (ii) a nonresinous polyorganosiloxane group, where the nonresinous polyorganosiloxane group is terminated with a silicon-bonded hydroxyl group; (B) a treated MQ resin, where (B)/(A) ratio has a value of 0.3 to 5.0, and (C) a polydiorganosiloxane terminated with a condensation reactable group; where resin/polymer ratio has a value of 2.0 to 3.0; optionally (D) a crosslinker; optionally (E) a catalyst; and optionally (F) a solvent. A pressure sensitive adhesive product prepared by curing the pressure sensitive adhesive composition is useful in structural attachment applications such as structural glazing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Beger, Loren Lower, Timothy Lueder, Rochelle Nesbitt, Randall Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8287683
    Abstract: A holding tool 2 for use in producing of laminated glass includes a frame 3, a bag member 4 and a supporting member 6b for suspending the bag member 4 from the frame 3. The bag member 4 is made of a film with flexibility and airtightness, is provided with a sealable opening and has evacuating ports 7a and 7b in the vicinity of an periphery of a flat shape thereof having the periphery sealed. The frame 3 has a first frame member 3w and a second frame member 3y opposing each other and disposed outside the periphery of the bag member 4, and the bag member 4 is suspended by the supporting member 6b movably against the frame 3 on a holding face formed at least by the first frame member 3w and the second frame member 3y inside an area formed by connecting ends of these frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tsutomu Anbo, Shigeru Hirata, Tsutomu Mizukami, Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 8288007
    Abstract: The invention relates to security glass laminates having high strength and impact resistance. The laminates consist of a pane of glass sheets with an ionomer interlayer. The ionomer consists of at least 17% by weight of acrylic acid groups which have been neutralized with a lithium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: AGP Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson Bolton, Edwin Bolton, W. Novis Smith, Elizabeth Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20120176656
    Abstract: A laminated glazing comprising an SPD ply comprising a suspended particle device having a low light transmission off-state and a high light transmission on-state, at least one interlayer ply comprising an interlayer material, and at least one glazing ply is disclosed. The interlayer material has been dried to a predetermined moisture content to increase the time over which the suspended particle device is switchable between the low light transmission off-state and the high light transmission on-state. Use of a dried interlayer to increase the time over which an SPD film is switchable between a low light transmission off-state and a high light transmission on-state is also disclosed. Additionally a process for producing the aforementioned laminated glazing is disclosed. It has been found that the moisture content of the interlayer material is a factor in determining the switching characteristics over time of an SPD film incorporated into a laminated glazing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Jeremy Boote, Rebecca Butcher
  • Publication number: 20120171483
    Abstract: Optical components are bondable by means of an adhesive tape that has at least one layer of a pressure-sensitive adhesive compound on basis of a polyacrylate having a weight-averaged molecular weight Mw in the range of 200000=Mw=1000000 g/mol, which can be obtained by radical copolymerization of at least the following components: (a) 55 to 92% by weight of one or more acryl monomers of the general formula CH2?CH—COOR1, where R1 is a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 14 carbon atoms, (b) 5 to 30% by weight of one or more copolymerizable monomers, wherein the glass transition temperature TG,bH of the homopolymer from the monomer of the component (b) is no less than 0° C., or wherein the glass transition temperature TG,bH of the copolymer from the monomers of the component (b) is no less than 0 DEG C., (c) 3 to 15% by weight of one or more copolymerizable monomers promoting a cross-linking reaction of the polyacrylate, wherein the polyacrylate is cross-linked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Daniel Klier, Marc Husemann
  • Patent number: 8187048
    Abstract: A system and a method for manufacturing an optical display device. The system includes a first cutting and bonding apparatus to handle a first roll of sheet material including a first optical film with a width corresponding to the short side of an optical display unit and to bond the first optical film to one surface of the optical display unit and then to cut the first optical film into a length corresponding to the long side of the optical display unit. A second cutting and bonding apparatus handles a second roll of sheet material including a second optical film with a width corresponding to the long side of the optical display unit and bonds the second optical film to the other surface of the optical display unit and then cuts the second optical film into a length corresponding to the short side of the optical display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20120117899
    Abstract: A non-metal window muntin formed from plastic or wood is described for use in hermetically sealed insulated glass windows. The process for forming the muntin includes machining polystyrene sheets which are painted with a latex pain and baked prior to use between sealed glass of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Custom Glass Products of Carolina, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Reeder, Michael A. Reeder
  • Publication number: 20120087029
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to techniques for creating flat laminated mirrors, e.g., for use in concentrating solar power (CSP) applications. In certain example embodiments, the first substrate is a low iron glass substrate, and the second substrate (which may be thicker than the first substrate) is has a higher iron content than the firsts substrate. A reflective coating is provided between the first and second substrates. The first and second substrates are laminated together with the reflective coating between the substrates. In certain example embodiments a reflective article has a reflectivity above 90%, more preferably about 94.5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Vandal, Yei-Ping (Mimi) H. Wang
  • Patent number: 8141324
    Abstract: A structural adhesive tape includes a closed cell silicone foam support and a structural adhesive composition on opposing sides of the closed cell silicone foam support. The structural adhesive composition may be a condensation reaction curable pressure sensitive adhesive composition. The structural adhesive tape is useful in structural glazing applications, such as curtain wall applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Carbary, Timothy Lueder, Rochelle Nesbitt, Andrew Beger, Loren Lower, Randall Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120064305
    Abstract: A laminated transparency includes a first ply having a No. 1 surface and a No. 2 surface. A second ply is spaced from the first ply and has a No. 3 surface and a No. 4 surface, with the No. 2 surface facing the No. 3 surface. A polymeric interlayer is positioned between the first and second plies. At least one failure strip is incorporated into the interlayer to provide a predetermined failure orientation for the transparency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Short, Carlo A. Scarinci
  • 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