Multipane Glazing Unit Making (e.g., Air-spaced Panes) Patents (Class 156/109)
  • Patent number: 10648224
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit (IGU) assembly line comprising a registration station capable of interleaving double and triple pane IGUs in accordance with an IOU production schedule. Visual indicators or prompts instruct operators at the assembly line in configuring a sequence of IGUs. Triple pane IGUs are assembled with minimal contamination of a center glass lite. A non-contact Bernoulli pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to the registration station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Briese, John Grismer, Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Patent number: 10618839
    Abstract: A coated article including a substrate and a low emissivity coating. The coated article includes increased TUV and/or actinic transmissivity for use in windows and similar applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Karl William Koch, III
  • Patent number: 10513878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for attaching a pane element to a sash, including the steps of A) providing a pane element with a border element, thereby making a pane module, and B) bringing a contact surface of the border element into contact with a contact surface of the sash, and connecting the pane module to the sash. Further disclosed a pane module comprising a pane element and a border element, where the border element includes a contact surface adapted for being connected to a contact surface of the sash, wherein the contact surface of the border element is adapted for being connected to the contact surface of the sash by means of an adhesive or glue, where the border element includes one or more elongate support member(s), and where the border element comprises guiding elements projecting from the contact surface of the border element substantially perpendicularly to the pane plane, wherein the guiding elements are adapted for being inserted in openings in the contact surface of the sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Asbjørn Blichfeldt Skyum, Lars Klausen, Sten Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10443299
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glass panel is provided that includes two sheets of glass spaced apart by a predetermined distance, a structured pillar unit disposed between the two sheets of glass where the predetermined distance is a height of the structured pillar unit, and a wall interconnecting edges of the two sheets of glass, wherein space enclosed by the two sheets of glass and the wall is vacuumed to a predetermined pressure level. Vacuum compressive pressure from outer surface of two sheets of glass toward internal vacuum space provides semi-permanent life time. The structure pillar unit may be made of glass or engineering plastic, enabling mass production at affordable price with better quality compared to conventional products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Kyun Jang Chin
  • Patent number: 10378270
    Abstract: A sash for doors or windows includes two spaced apart glass sheets, a spacer element interposed between the sheets to define a closed inner perimeter zone and an open outer perimeter zone. A structural sealing/adhesion component runs along the outer perimeter zone and occupies a volume to permit contact with the spacer element and the glass sheets. An element for housing accessory components for supporting and/or operating the sash is associated with the structural component for each side of the glass sheets. Each element includes a rigid profile having, in cross section, at least one closed base side and two flaps each formed by a stretch perpendicular to the base side and a recessed stretch, parallel to the base side, to form a channel with an opening The rigid profile is associated with the structural component along the outer surface of the base side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GO TECHNOLOGY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Lambertini
  • Patent number: 10370572
    Abstract: A moisture-curable silicone adhesive composition is provided that comprises (A) a reactive resin, (B) a reactive polymer, (C) a moisture cure catalyst, and (D) a crosslinker resin. The reactive resin (A) comprises the reaction product of a reaction of an alkenyl-functional siloxane resin comprising R3SiO1/2 units and SiO4/2 units and an alkoxysilane-functional organosiloxane compound having at least one silicon-bonded hydrogen atom in the presence of a hydrosilylation catalyst. The reactive polymer (B) comprises the reaction product of a reaction of an alkoxysilane-functional organosiloxane compound having at least one silicon-bonded hydrogen atom and a polyorganosiloxane having an average, per molecule, of at least 2 aliphatically unsaturated organic groups in the presence of a hydrosilylation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Bekemeier, Adrienne Bowman, Glenn Gordon, Roger Romain, James Tonge, Afrooz Zarisfi
  • Patent number: 10373931
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package structure is provided. A stacked structure formed over the carrier substrate is provided, wherein the stacked structure has a channel with an opening. The stacked structure is immersed into a fluidic molding material to render the fluidic molding material flow into the channel through the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Jeng-Nan Hung, Chun-Hui Yu, Kuo-Chung Yee, Yi-Da Tsai, Wei-Hung Lin, Ming-Da Cheng, Ching-Hua Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10329832
    Abstract: This invention describes a process flow and method to assemble triple IG units without contaminating the center glass lite. A non-contact vacuum pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Briese, John Grismer, Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Patent number: 10294149
    Abstract: A low emissivity coating 30 includes a plurality of phase adjustment layers 40, 50, 62; a first metal functional layer 46; and a second metal functional layer 58 located over and spaced from the first metal functional layer 46. A ratio of the geometric thickness of the first metal functional layer divided by the geometric thickness of the second metal functional layer is in the range of 0.6 to 1. The low emissivity coating 30 provides a reference IGU summer/day SHGC of at least 0.4 and a reference IGU winter/night U factor of no greater than 0.4 BTU/hr-ft2-° F. (2.27 W/m2-K).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew V. Wagner, Michael J. Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10161670
    Abstract: The refrigerator includes a body having a storage space for storing a predetermined storage object, wherein the body includes an inner case having the storage space, an outer case having an inside surface spaced a predetermined gap from an inside surface of the inner case to house the inner case, a vacuum space provided between the inner case and the outer case enclosed to maintain a vacuum state for heat insulating between the inner case and the outer case, and a sealing unit for sealing a front of the vacuum space formed between a front of the inner case and a front of the outer case and reducing a heat transfer rate between the inner case and the outer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wonyeong Jung, Myungryul Lee, Sung Jhee
  • Patent number: 10125537
    Abstract: A glass unit including a spacer, a front glass pane attached to a front side of the spacer, a back glass pane attached to a back side of the spacer, and a pressure equalization conduit defined by and within the spacer, wherein the pressure equalization conduit has a first end and a second end, wherein the pressure equalization conduit contains a desiccant and is in fluid communication with an exterior of the glass unit at a first end port adjacent to the first end and with an interior space of the glass unit at a second end port adjacent to the second end. The glass unit may further include one or more intermediate layers contained within the interior space and one or more floating suspension systems for supporting the intermediate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LITEZONE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Gregory L. Clarahan
  • Patent number: 9822581
    Abstract: A glass unit including a spacer, a front glass pane attached to a front side of the spacer, a back glass pane attached to a back side of the spacer, and a pressure equalization conduit defined by and within the spacer, wherein the pressure equalization conduit has a first end and a second end, wherein the pressure equalization conduit contains a desiccant and is in fluid communication with an exterior of the glass unit at a first end port adjacent to the first end and with an interior space of the glass unit at a second end port adjacent to the second end. The glass unit may further include one or more intermediate layers contained within the interior space and one or more floating suspension systems for supporting the intermediate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LITEZONE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Gregory L. Clarahan
  • Patent number: 9784027
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to vacuum insulating glass units having edge seals based on solder alloys that, when reactively reflowed, wet metallic coatings pre-coated on the glass substrates' perimeters, and/or associated methods. The alloys may be based on materials that form a seal at temperatures that will not de-temper glass and/or decompose a laminate, and/or remain hermetic and lack porous structures in their bulks. Example alloys may be based on inter-metallics of Sn and one or more additional materials selected from post-transition metals or metalloids; Zintl anions (e.g., In, Bi, etc.) from Group 13, 14, 15 or 16; and transition metals (e.g., Cu, Ag, Ni, etc.); and excludes Pb. Thin film coatings in certain example embodiments work with the solder material to form robust and durable hermetic interfaces. Because low temperatures are used, certain example embodiments can use compliant and visco-elastic spacer technology based on lamellar structures and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Martin D. Bracamonte
  • Patent number: 9764538
    Abstract: Methods of making vacuum insulated glass (VIG) window units are provided, including activating getters in a process of making VIG window units. In certain example embodiments, at least one getter is activated during and/or at the end of a pump-out/evacuation process in which the cavity between the substrates is evacuated. In certain example embodiments, the getter(s) may be activated (e.g., by at least a laser beam that is directed through a pump-out tube) during and/or at the end of the evacuation process in which the cavity between the substrates is evacuated to a low pressure that is below atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Hogan, Andrew W. Pantke, Rudolph H. Petrmichl
  • Patent number: 9689196
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein generally relate to assembly equipment for window units. In one embodiment, a window unit assembly system is taught that has a frame component that is configured to support equipment for a window unit assembly line. A pane conveyor is supported by the frame component and is configured to move panes along the window unit assembly line. A spacer conveyor is supported by the same frame component as the pane conveyor and is configured to move spacer elements along the window unit assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GUARDIAN IG, LLC
    Inventors: Corey E. Pemberton, Eric B. Rapp, Robert J. Onesti, George Longo
  • Patent number: 9683404
    Abstract: A spacer for insulating glass panes has a profile body having a cross section having first and second side walls, an inner wall and an outer wall, forming a closed hollow profile, wherein first and second filamentary reinforcing elements are arranged in the inner wall, the first primary reinforcing element being arranged in a first portion of the cross section in which the inner wall adjoins the first side wall, and the second reinforcing element being arranged in a second portion of the cross section in which the inner wall adjoins the second side wall, the first and second primary reinforcing elements being arranged, as regards their cross sectional surfaces, at most approximately 50% in the first and/or in the second side wall, and such that spacing between the centroids of the cross sectional surfaces of these reinforcing elements is approximately 40% or more of spacing between the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ENSINGER GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Baumann, Marc Rehling
  • Patent number: 9677321
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a window spacer has an outer elongate strip with a first surface and a second surface. The window spacer also has first and second inner elongate strips that each has a first surface and a second surface. The inner elongate strips are arranged so that each of the first surfaces of the inner elongate strips is spaced from the second surface of the outer elongate strip. The inner elongate strips are also spaced from each other to form an elongate intermediate pane gap. Support legs extend between the outer elongate strip and the two inner elongate strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GUARDIAN IG, LLC
    Inventors: Raimo T. Nieminen, Richard Ahnen, Paul Terpstra, David Rapp, Eric B. Rapp
  • Patent number: 9662861
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a housing manufacturing method including: providing a first fiberglass plate; coating a first glue on the first fiberglass plate; providing a second fiberglass plate; covering the second fiberglass plate onto the first glue; and curing the first glue to become a cushion adhesive layer, in which the first fiberglass plate, the cushion adhesive layer, and the second fiberglass plate constitute a composite board. The disclosure further discloses a housing manufactured by the foregoing composite plate manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Sheng Teng, Ching-Fu Hsu, Yen-Chi Liu
  • Patent number: 9650280
    Abstract: Provided is a vacuum pumping device and a related method for manufacturing a vacuum glazing. The vacuum pumping device includes: a circular tubular pumping operation unit; a cylindrical pump-out hole sealing operation unit; a control part; and a driving device. The pumping operation unit and the pump-out hole sealing operation unit share a central axis, and form a cylinder with the former being outside and the latter being inside. A pumping channel is formed in a tube wall of the pumping operation unit, and a heating unit is disposed in the top portion inside the pump-out hole sealing operation unit. The control part time-sequentially controls the pumping operation unit and the pump-out hole sealing operation unit to move, controls the pumping channel to perform operations, and controls the heating unit to heat a sealing sheet to perform a pump-out hole sealing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Beijing Synergy Vacuum Glazing Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jianzheng Tang, Liguo Wang
  • Patent number: 9624137
    Abstract: A method for the joining of ceramic pieces with a hermetically sealed joint comprising brazing a layer of joining material between the two pieces. The wetting and flow of the joining material is controlled by the selection of the joining material, the joining temperature, the joining atmosphere, and other factors. The ceramic pieces may be on a non-diffusable type, such as aluminum nitride, alumina, beryllium oxide, and zirconia, and the pieces may be brazed with an aluminum alloy under controlled atmosphere. The joint material is adapted to later withstand both the environments within a process chamber during substrate processing, and the oxygenated atmosphere which may be seen within the shaft of a heater or electrostatic chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Component Re-Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Grant Elliot, Brent Donald Alfred Elliot, Frank Balma, Richard Erich Schuster, Dennis George Rex, Alexander Veytser
  • Patent number: 9599861
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid crystal device having a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other with a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween, and a sealing member formed in a peripheral portion of at least one of the substrates. The method includes forming the sealing member, disposing the liquid crystal layer inside the sealing member, and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate. In forming the sealing member, a ring-shaped portion that seals the liquid crystal layer inside the sealing member, a first sealing layer and a second sealing layer that face each other to be separated from each other are formed. In the bonding of the first substrate to the second substrate, a junction portion is formed in which the first and second sealing layers are pressed and joined outside the sealing member so as to form the ring-shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Momose, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9595626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing thin-film photovoltaic panels by the use of a sealing means composed by a polymeric tri-layer comprising a composite getter system composed of a polymer with a low H2O transmission, having dispersed in its inside a H2O sorption material, and two outer polymeric layers with the composite getter system therebetween, as well as to a polymeric tri-layer for the manufacturing of photovoltaic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAES GETTERS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Antonio Bonucci, Sergio Rondena, Giorgio Longoni, Marco Amiotti, Luca Toia
  • Patent number: 9534439
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit (IGU) assembly line apparatus capable of interleaving double and triple pane IGUs in accordance with an IGU production schedule. Visual indicators or prompts instruct operators at the assembly line in configuring a sequence of IGUs. Triple pane IGUs are assembled with minimal contamination of a center glass lite. A non-contact Bernoulli pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Briese, John Grismer, Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Patent number: 9441416
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for low temperature laser sealing of bonded articles is disclosed. Hermetic sealing of glass substrates using low temperature sealing techniques that do not adversely affect bulk strength of glass substrates, the environment created between the substrates and/or any components housed within the sealed glass substrates is disclosed. Such low temperature sealing techniques include use of localized laser heating of sealing materials to form a hermetic seal between glass substrates that does not involve heating the entire article to be sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Martin D. Bracamonte
  • Patent number: 9371684
    Abstract: A coated article is provided with at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer. The IR reflecting layer may be of silver or the like. In certain example embodiments, a titanium oxide layer is provided over the IR reflecting layer, and it has been found that this surprisingly results in an IR reflecting layer with a lower specific resistivity (SR) thereby permitting thermal properties of the coated article to be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches Pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jochen Butz, Uwe Kriltz, Artur Siwek, Anton Dietrich, Jens-Peter Muller, Jean-Marc Lemmer, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 9291573
    Abstract: Systems and methods for inspecting the integrity of a sealed package are described. A system can include an inspection station and a control unit. The inspection station can include a scanning platform, a first scanner, and a second scanner. The first scanner can measure a first distance from the first scanner to the seal and the second scanner can measure a second distance from second scanner to the seal. The control unit can move the package to a first station or a second station based on the difference between a gap distance and combined first distance and second distance. A method of inspecting the integrity of a seal using any of the embodiments of the inspection system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: PFM INTEGRATORS INC.
    Inventors: Ken Baych, Danney Winkelman
  • Patent number: 9234385
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glazing panel (100), particularly an insulated glazing panel, comprising at least a first (10) and a second (11) sheet of glass which are joined together by an intercalated surround (12) which holds them a certain distance apart, and between said at least two sheets of glass at least one internal space (15) closed by the intercalated surround positioned around said internal space. According to the invention, the intercalated surround (12) comprises an opening (122) causing the internal space (15) to communicate with the outside of the panel, the panel comprises at least one electrically conducting element (14) inserted into the opening, a first end (141) of the conducting element being situated inside the internal space and a second end (142) of the conducting element being situated outside the internal space, and the panel also comprises a first plug (17) of thermoplastic elastomer material closing the opening (122) around the electric conducting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: AGC Glass Europe
    Inventors: Priscille Dreux, Xavier Sahyoun
  • Patent number: 9149998
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for joining a window assembly (e.g., a glass window assembly) in electronic devices using optical/laser welding. A window assembly, transparent to an optical beam, may comprise an optical window such as glass window with a laminated layer (e.g., made of plastic) glued to a backside of the optical window and a back print ink layer between portions of the optical window and of the laminated layer. This window assembly may be attached to a frame such as a plastic frame, non-transparent to the optical beam, having at least one boundary with the laminated plastic layer of the window assembly using a welding joint at the at least one boundary made by the optical beam propagating transparently (with negligible optical absorption) through the window assembly and absorbed by the plastic frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha O. Vienonen, Sami Ihme, Jukka P. Eerikainen, Harri Olavi Kylmanen
  • Publication number: 20150140258
    Abstract: The invention concerns a glazing panel comprising first (5) and second (5) glass sheets linked together via at least one spacer (8) which holds them a certain distance apart from one another and, between said glass sheets (5), an inner space (4) comprising at least one first cavity (41), in which there is a vacuum of less than 100 mbar and which is closed by a peripheral seal disposed at the periphery of the glass sheets, around said inner space (4), the seal (1) being a metal seal rigidly connected respectively to the first and second glass sheets. According to the invention, the metal seal (1) further comprises at least one hollow metal tube (11) of which a first end (111) communicates with the inner space (4) and a second end (112) communicates with the outside of the panel, the second end (112) comprising means for blocking the tube. According to the invention, the tube comprises at least one gas trap (113) rigidly connected to the inside of the tube (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Olivier Bouesnard, Francois Closset, Priscille Dreux
  • Publication number: 20150132522
    Abstract: A shield that is attachable to a touch sensitive screen is disclosed. The shield may be attached to the touch sensitive screen only at its outer peripheral portion. An air gap is enclosed between the shield and the touch sensitive screen to form a planar air bearing. The shield preferably does not touch the active area of the touch sensitive screen when the user is not touching the shield but only viewing the touch sensitive screen through the shield. This mitigates unwanted optical artifacts such as trapped air bubbles, Newton rings and chromatic interference while maintaining the sensitivity of the touch sensitive screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen S. Wilson, Bart Wilson, Seth Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150125634
    Abstract: A glass vacuum insulating panel comprises at least one sheet of glass including a first sheet portion with a first plurality of attachment locations and a second sheet portion with a second plurality of attachment locations. The first sheet portion and the second sheet portion each extend along a plane of the glass vacuum insulating panel. An insulating space is hermetically sealed between the first sheet portion and the second sheet portion, wherein the insulating space includes an absolute pressure of less than about 10 kPa. Each of the first plurality of attachment locations is attached to a corresponding one of the second plurality of attachment locations to form a plurality of integral attachment areas that are spaced apart in a pattern along the plane of the glass vacuum insulating panel. Methods of making a glass vacuum insulating panel are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Ian Gordon Jefferson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150075902
    Abstract: A sound-damped insulating glazing is described. The glazing has a first pane and a second pane, a peripheral spacer between the first pane and the second pane, an externally encircling seal in a gap between the first pane, the peripheral spacer and the second pane, a vacuum insulating panel between the first pane, the second pane and the peripheral spacer, and at least one acoustic insulating plate is arranged on at least one surface of the vacuum insulating panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Walter Schreiber, Katrin Frank
  • Publication number: 20150068665
    Abstract: The objective is to propose a production method of multiple panes which can be simple and nevertheless produce a multiple pane in its finished state which does not include any undesired protrusion from an external surface of a glass panel. The production method includes: hermetically bonding, with a sealing member, peripheries of paired glass panels disposed facing each other at a predetermined distance to form a space to be hermetically enclosed between the glass panels; evacuating air from the space through an outlet to make the space be in a reduced pressure state; subsequently dividing the space by a region forming member disposed inside the space to form a partial region which do not include the outlet; and subsequently cutting out the partial regions by cutting the pair of glass panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Hideki YOSHIDA, Eiichi URIU, Kenji HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150068666
    Abstract: The objective is to propose a production method of multiple panes which can be simple and nevertheless produce a multiple pane in its finished state which does not include any undesired protrusion from an external surface of a glass panel. The production method includes: hermetically bonding, with a sealing member, peripheries of paired glass panels disposed facing each other at a predetermined distance to form a space to be hermetically enclosed between the glass panels; evacuating air from the space through an outlet to make the space be in a reduced pressure state; and dividing, after the space is made be in the reduced pressure state, the space by a region forming member into an outlet region including the outlet and a reduced pressure region other than the outlet region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Eiichi URIU, Kenji HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 8951372
    Abstract: A low emissivity and EMI shielding transparent composite film typically for use in association with window glazing and comprising a transparent film substrate having on one side thereof an underlayer of abrasion resistant hardcoat material with at least one infrared reflective layer covering the underlayer, typically a metallic layer which may be encased in metal oxide layers, which is then covered with a thin external protective top coat of a cured fluorinated resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: CPFilms Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Nicholas Van Nutt, James Peyton Enniss, Jaime Antonio Li, Anthony Brian Port, Scott E. Pickett, Jeremy B. Stegall, Coby Lee Hubbard, Rita Maxine Phillips, Steven Allen Barth
  • Publication number: 20150034231
    Abstract: When being sealed, insulating glass blanks (5) are held in a sealing station (2) gripped at the base by grippers (17) of a gripper arrangement (16) and/or by suction heads (15) and rest at the top against a roller beam (7) fitted with rollers (8). As the insulating glass blank (5) is sealed, only the nozzle (11) of a sealing assembly (10) moves along the outer edge of the insulating glass blank (5), which is stationary during the sealing process. When the lower edge of an insulating glass blank (5) is sealed, grippers (17) engaging the lower edge are released and move away downwards. Sealed insulating glass is removed from the sealing station (2) by a removal robot (24) onto the side opposite the sealing assembly (10), moved to a temporary store and placed therein on A-bearing supports (29) and fan frames (30) sorted according to production lots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Leopold Mader
  • Patent number: 8944308
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing an insulating structural element from substrates is provided. The substrates may be connected to one another at a periphery by applied pieces and may be insulated from one another by a vacuum. The apparatus may include a washing device, a cleaning device, a heating device for pre-heating the substrates, a positioning device for positioning the applied pieces on the substrates, an ultrasonic soldering device for soldering the applied pieces to the substrates, an automatic spacer and getter element setting unit, a plasma sputtering device in a vacuum, a substrate displacing device for transporting the substrates, a mechanical substrate placing device for joining the substrates, and a connecting device for welding or soldering the applied pieces of the substrates to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Friedl, Stephan Leitenmeier
  • Publication number: 20150030789
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing includes first and second glass substrates that are stacked with a gap set at a pressure less than an atmospheric pressure, and the gap is sealed peripherally by a sealing. The sealing includes a metal component and a glass layer that bonds the metal component and the glass substrates. A material for the metal component is selected from materials whose tensile strength X (N/mm2) and breaking elongation Y (%) satisfy a relationship Y?0.10X by a room temperature tensile test (tensile speed: 1 mm/min) that is performed after the materials are kept at 490° C. for 40 minutes in an atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Syuji MATSUMOTO, Mika Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20150020466
    Abstract: The Present invention relates to a method for manufacturing at least one portion of a seal ensuring gas-tightness between at least one first and one second glass panel in a glazing system, the method including the following steps: depositing a first adhesive layer on a first peripheral area of the first panel and a second adhesive layer on a second peripheral area of the second panel; welding a first metal seal element to the first adhesive layer; welding a second metal seal element or said first metal seal element to the second adhesive layer. According to the invention, the first and second adhesive layers are deposited using a high speed oxy-fuel flame-spraying method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: AGC Glass Europe
    Inventors: Olivier Bouesnard, Francois Closset
  • Publication number: 20150000825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fire resistant glazing unit (10), and in particular to novel curable gelling compositions which may form a fire-resistant hydrogel interlayer (3) between the glass panes (1) of the glazing unit (10). The gelling compositions of the invention comprise 5-40% w/w of a curable hydrogel-forming component (typically an acidic vinyl monomer such as acrylic acid or its metal salt); 20-60% w/w of one or more salts (e.g. magnesium salts); 40-90% w/w of an aqueous vehicle; and the gelling compositions have an acidic p H between p H 1 and 7. Such gelling compositions, when cured to form a hydrogel interlayer, provide excellent fire-resistant properties and also an excellent radiation barrier in the event of a fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: C.G.I. International
    Inventors: Vincent Crook, Muhammad I. Ali
  • 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: 20140370210
    Abstract: A radar reflection-damping glazing includes a first substrate and a second substrate arranged above the first substrate in terms of surface area. A first radar-reflecting structure is arranged on the outside surface or on the inside surface of the first substrate. A second radar-reflecting structure is arranged on the inside surface or on the outside surface of the second substrate. The first radar-reflecting structure is an electrically conducting coating, into which linear decoated regions are introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Walter Schreiber, Frank Rubbert, Andreas Frye, Klaus Schmalbuch, Bernd Stelling
  • Publication number: 20140360652
    Abstract: Fire resistant glazings having improved properties comprising a silicate based interlayer which contains from 35% to 43% by weight of water may be produced using a cast in place process. The amount of water in the interlayer is reduced by concentrating the silicate solution or by introducing silica in the form of a silica sol. Preferably a mixture of an aqueous sol and an organosol is used. Polyhydroxy compounds and saccharides may be incorporated into the interlayer to improve the properties thereof and to reduce the water content. The silicate based formulations are pourable and can be used in a cast in place production process and subsequently cured to form an optically clear interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Karikath Su Varma, David Holden, John Richard Holland
  • Patent number: 8905085
    Abstract: A device for simultaneously edge sealing and gas filling an insulated glass unit, the insulated glass unit including a supporting structure that supports the insulated glass unit in a working position and a gas filling module including a gas fill injection structure and a displaced air extraction structure and a gas metering unit. The device also includes an edge sealing module having a sealant metering device, an edge sealing dispensing head, and an edge sealing dispensing nozzle. The device also includes a control device programmed with an algorithm to initiate gas filling substantially simultaneously with initiating edge sealing of the insulated glass unit and to complete the gas filling of the insulated glass unit prior to completion of the edge sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Erdman Automation Corporation
    Inventor: Morgan Donohue
  • Publication number: 20140345781
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a gas-filled multiple glazing unit including at least two glass sheets, the process including a preassembly step in which each glass sheet is positioned inclined at an angle strictly greater than 0° and less than or equal to 10° to the adjacent glass sheet, so as to form at least one cavity, each cavity being completely closed on one of its sides; a step of partially blocking at least one of the sides of each cavity; a step of filling each cavity with gas via an injection side of the cavity; and a step of pressing the glass sheets. One or more cavities of a multiple glazing unit can be filled while reducing the amount of gas used and the filling times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Xavier Ripoche, Sébastien Hervieux, Aliou Diop, Laurent Lagneaux
  • Publication number: 20140349093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new adhesive composition and to sheets produced from it, for producing laminates, more particularly for bonding plastic with glass components, to a method for producing such laminates, and to the laminates produced accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hasskerl, Klaus Koralewski, Sabine Schwarz-Barac, Roger Recktenwald, Werner Hoess, Florian Band
  • Publication number: 20140345782
    Abstract: A method of preparing a window module includes providing a metal frame having a first major surface, applying a structural glazing tape to the first major surface of the metal frame, and positioning a glass panel overtop the structural glazing tape. The structural glazing tape includes a polymer foam tape having first and second major surfaces, an adhesive layer overlying the first major surface for bonding the structural glazing tape to the structural frame, and a release layer overlying the second major surface. The method further includes filling a channel defined by the glass panel, the metal frame, and the structural glazing tape with a curable sealant, and curing the sealant to bond the glass panel and the metal frame together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas A. Veilleux, James N. Gordon, Stewart B. Dittmeier
  • Publication number: 20140326393
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that includes the above-described composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy A. DENNIS
  • Publication number: 20140299256
    Abstract: A method of sealing at least two inorganic substrates together using an induction energy source comprising applying to at least one of the substrates a paste composition including a glass frit, and an induction coupling additive, bringing at least a second substrate into contact with the paste composition, and subjecting the substrates and paste to induction heating, thereby forming a hermetic seal between the two inorganic substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: FERRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sridharan, George E. Sakoske, Chandrashekhar S. Khadilkar, Gregory R. Prinzbach, John J. Maloney