Housing, Casing, Or Support Performs Plural Diverse Functions (e.g., Window) Patents (Class 219/522)
  • Patent number: 11152721
    Abstract: A plastic window includes a plastic window body, a conductive portion, a first bus bar, and a second bus bar. The window body is formed in a plate shape and has a first surface and a second surface on both sides thereof. The conductive portion and the first bus bar are made of a conductive material and disposed on the second surface of the window body. The first bus bar is electrically connected to the conductive portion. The second bus bar is made of a conductive metal strip and disposed to be electrically connected to the first bus bar. The second bus bar has a main body, first fixing portions, and second fixing portions. The first fixing portions fix the main body to the second surface. The second fixing portions extend from the main body along the second surface and are attached to the first bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji Takemura, Toshihiro Goto
  • Patent number: 11142324
    Abstract: A pneumatic deicing device (1) for breaking and removing an ice deposit accumulated on the outer surface (2) of an aircraft, in particular on an airplane wing. The device (1) includes an outer layer (10) intended to withstand the outside environment, an inner interface layer (50) intended to be bonded to the outer surface of the aircraft, and at least two outer (30) and inner (40) intermediate layers connected to one another by a network of stitches (36) spaced apart to define deicing chambers (35) that can be inflated using injected pressurized air so as to create an expansion of the device causing a mechanical action to break the ice. The inner interface layer (50) with the outer surface (2) of the aircraft includes at least one textile layer (54) having an inner surface (55) intended to be in direct contact with an outer surface (2) of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Valerie Briand
  • Patent number: 11027966
    Abstract: A dispensing unit having a circulation system for circulating a fluid in the dispensing unit is provided. The circulation system comprises, a circulation circuit, and a mechanism configured to circulate the fluid in the circulation circuit. By circulating the fluid, the fluid is counteracted from crystallizing. A method for circulating a fluid in a dispensing unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DOVER FUELING SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Bengt I. Larsson
  • Patent number: 10897094
    Abstract: A clamping device (40) for providing an electrical connection between a subsea pipeline (1) and an electrical conductor (31). The device has a clamp element (41) comprising a first leg (41a) having a first leg end (41c) and a second leg (41b) having a second leg end (41d). The legs (41a, 41b) are configured to be provided on respective sides of the pipeline (1). The clamping device has a releasable tensioning device (48) connected to one of the legs (41a, 41b). The clamping device (40) has a first state, in which the ends (41c, 41d) of the first and second legs (41a, 41b) are provided at a first distance (d1) away from each other. The clamping device (40) has a second state, in which the tensioning device (48) is tensioned, causing the ends (41c, 41d) of the first and second legs (41a, 41b) to be at a second distance (d2) away from each other, the second distance (d2) being larger than the first distance (d1). The clamping device (40) has a template hole (42) provided in one of the legs (41a, 41b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Gunnar Skarnes, Bent Thomas Denis
  • Patent number: 10889382
    Abstract: A pneumatic deicing device (1) is provided for breaking and removing an ice deposit accumulated on the outer surface (2) of an aircraft, in particular on an airplane wing. The device (1) includes an outer layer (15) intended to withstand the outside environment, an inner interface layer (50) intended to be connected to the outer surface (2) of the aircraft, and at least two outer (30) and inner (40) intermediate layers connected to one another by an array of stitches (36) so as to define deicing chambers (35) that can be inflated quickly to cause a mechanical action to break the ice. The outer intermediate layer (30) includes a knit textile layer (34). At least one interlayer (20; 32) made from polar elastomer material is arranged above the knit textile layer (34) and immediately in contact with the outer layer (15) and the knit textile layer (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Valerie Briand
  • Patent number: 10801256
    Abstract: Glazing units including a cartridge cavity outside of a seal that is located between the first and second panes to form a closed interior volume within the glazing unit are described herein, along with sashes, panels, window assemblies, and/or doors that may incorporate the glazing units. A control unit provided in a cartridge housing located in the cartridge cavity may be operably connected to one or more connected devices to provide any number of a variety of functions such as, e.g., sound control/production, optical effects, thermal effects, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: 10797206
    Abstract: Systems for apparatuses formed of light emitting devices. Solutions for controlling the off-state appearance of lighting system designs is disclosed. Thermochromic materials are selected in accordance with a desired off-state of an LED device. The thermochromic materials are applied to a structure that is in a light path of light emitted by the LED device. In the off-state the LED device produces a desired off-state colored appearance. When the LED device is in the on-state, the thermochromic materials heat up and become more and more transparent. The light emitted from the device in its on-state does not suffer from color shifting due to the presence of the thermochromic materials. Furthermore, light emitted from the LED device in its on-state does not suffer from attenuation due to the presence of the thermochromic materials. Techniques to select and position thermochromic materials in or around LED apparatuses are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Hisashi Masui, Oleg Shchekin, Ken Shimizu, Marcel Bohmer, Frank Jin, Jyoti Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10787153
    Abstract: A composite pane is described. The composite pane has a first pane, at least one intermediate layer, a second pane, a transparent, electrically conductive first coating between the intermediate layer and the first pane and/or between the intermediate layer and the second pane, a first busbar and a second busbar, and a transparent, electrically conductive second coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Susanne Lisinski, Martin Melcher, Andreas Schlarb
  • Patent number: 10775050
    Abstract: A heating device for a floor includes a membrane, a plurality of heating elements attached to the membrane, at least one positively charged electrode attached to each of the heating elements and at least one negatively charged electrode attached to each of the heating elements, where the at least one positively charged electrode and the at least one negatively charged electrode are connected to an electrical power source and supply electrical power to the heating elements. The heating elements, the at least one positively charged electrode and the at least one negatively charged electrode are arranged on the membrane so that cutting of the membrane along a cutting line in any direction across the membrane does not disrupt the supply of electrical power to the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Suman Sinha Ray, Ajith Mulky Rao
  • Patent number: 10694587
    Abstract: A heatable composite pane having a capacitive switching region. A substrate and a cover pane and at least one intermediate layer, which is arranged between the substrate and the cover pane. At least one heating wire and at least two busbars, which are arranged between the cover pane and the intermediate layer. The heating wire is electrically conductingly connected to the busbars such that, upon application of an electrical voltage to the busbars, a heating current flows through the heating wire, whereby the heating wire is heated. An electrically conductive contact wire, which is different from the at least one heating wire, is arranged between the substrate and the intermediate layer or between the cover pane and the intermediate layer. At least one region of the electrically conductive contact wire forms a capacitive switching region. The capacitive switching region has at least one contact region and one connection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marcel Klein, Dirk Doerner
  • Patent number: 10625576
    Abstract: A glazing includes a laminated glazed element including an exterior glass sheet, an interior glass sheet, and at least one plastic interlayer sheet situated between the glass sheets, and, along at least part of at least one edge, a profile section including a functional part provided with a groove and a fixing part for fixing it to the glazed element. The fixing part includes an interlayer flange which, viewed in cross section, is situated between the interlayer face of the exterior glass sheet and the interlayer face of the interior glass sheet; of the interior face and the exterior face of the interlayer flange at least one face being in contact with the plastic interlayer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Kuster, Volkmar Offermann
  • Patent number: 10597001
    Abstract: A plate for an electro-thermal window includes a heatable transparent conductive film, and bus bars that feed power to the transparent conductive film. The bus bars include a left bus bar connected to a left side edge and a right bus bar connected to a right side edge of the transparent conductive film. The transparent conductive film is divided into regions by a slit continuously or discontinuously formed from the left bus bar to the right bus bar. The regions include first and second regions. A distance between the left bus bar and the right bus bar of the first region is shorter than a distance between the left bus bar and the right bus bar of the second region. A width of the first region in a direction orthogonal to the slit is shorter than a width of the second region in the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Osamu Kagaya, Hiromasa Tominaga, Tomohiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10507274
    Abstract: An electrical heating device for medical equipment is provided. The electrical heating device includes a conducting body forming a channel therethrough for fluid travel, a base dielectric layer disposed on the conducting body, a heater surrounding the base dielectric layer and the conducting body, a top dielectric layer disposed on the heater, and a protection housing that is preformed and that defines a cavity to receive the top dielectric layer and the heater in the cavity. The base dielectric layer and the top dielectric layer jointly enclose the heater. At least one of the base dielectric layer and the top dielectric layer has a radial portion at a side of the heater such that the radial portion surrounds a portion of the base layer dielectric that is sandwiched between the heater and the conducting body and no portion of the heater is exposed from the base dielectric layer and the top dielectric layer. The protection housing defines side pieces that are in direct contact with the conducting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Martin Wallinger, Gernot Antosch, Reiner Lehnert, Wolfgang Pöschl, Gerhard Schefbänke
  • Patent number: 10197203
    Abstract: A heated fluid conduit comprising a fluid conduit having a body with a conductive material disposed therein, the conductive material comprising two conductors in adjacent relation, the conductive material comprising a woven material, a first crimp connector on the end of a conductor, and a second crimp connector on the end of the other conductor, and both crimp connectors on the same end of the body, the conductors electrically connected in series by a third crimp connector at the other end of the body conduit, means for coupling an electrical power supply to each conductor to provide a voltage across said conductors and an electrical current therethrough, heating said fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Moss, III, Alex Warneke, Tim Saupe
  • Patent number: 9890889
    Abstract: A line connector for media lines including a fluid connector having at least one connection section for terminal connection to a fluid line and having a transition section with an inner fluid channel adjoining the connection section. An electric heating element is provided at least in certain areas. The fluid connector is encased by encapsulation at least in the region of the heating element. The encapsulation has a branch for an electric supply conductor for the heating element. A ready-made media line includes the above mentioned line connector and an attached fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Lechner, Olav Borgmeier, Otfried Schwarzkopf, Andreas Linnepe, Reiner Mitterer, Sascha Rosenfeldt, Josef Brandt
  • Patent number: 9894717
    Abstract: A heated vehicle sliding window assembly has a fixed glass panel with an opening formed in it and a slidably movable glass panel capable of closing the opening. Disposed on the fixed glass panel are electrically conductive grid lines that form two grid resistors which are connected together as a series circuit, which is connected between two electrically conductive bus bars deposited on the fixed glass panel. Disposed on the slidably movable glass panel are electrically conductive grid lines that form a third grid resistor, which is connected between two other electrically conductive bus bars disposed on the movable glass panel. Both sets of electrically conductive bus bars may be connected together as a parallel circuit when the opening is either opened or closed by the movable glass panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Charles E. Ash, Jr., Brian J. Clark, Thomas S. Hicks, David M. Kovach, Matthew A. Rapin, Keith H. Schwaderer, Shane C. Seiple, Charles Sitterlet, Robert M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9809793
    Abstract: A bioreactor vessel has an optical foam sensor (36) with a foam contact surface for contacting the foam to be detected. The foam contact surface is an inner side of a window (38) transparent to light from the visible and ultraviolet spectral range in an outer wall of the bioreactor vessel (10). An outer side of the window (38) is coupled to an illumination and detection unit (52) with at least one first light source (56) of visible light and at least one photodetector (58) to detect light from the first light source (56) that is reflected in the bioreactor vessel (10). The foam contact surface has a titanium dioxide coating (44) superhydrophilizable by photoactivation with ultraviolet light and the illumination and detection unit (52) has at least one second light source (66) of ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH GMBH
    Inventor: Daniel Riechers
  • Patent number: 9802811
    Abstract: A dispensing system is provided for heating a fluid in the dispensing system. A method for heating a fluid in a dispensing system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventor: Bengt I. Larsson
  • Patent number: 9644776
    Abstract: In a prefabricated electrically heatable media line having at least one pipeline part with an integrated electrically conductive device and having at least one connecting device, in particular a plug, screw or coupling device, the pipeline part and the electrically conductive device extend as far as or close to that end of the connecting device which is averted from the pipeline part or close to, in front of or in a connection contour. In a method for producing a media line, a pipeline part is produced with at least one integrated electrically conductive device and the integrated electrically conductive device is exposed in at least one end region of the pipeline part, permanent electrical contact is made with said integrated electrically conductive part by a contact-making device, and the contact-making device is routed out at the outer face of the pipeline part in order to form a connection to an electrical energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Westmeier, Mark Heienbrok, Erik Gramckow, Martin Sachse, Tobias Etscheid
  • Patent number: 9624126
    Abstract: Provided are a heating element, which includes: a transparent substance; a conductive heating line that is provided on at least one side of the transparent substance; bus bars that is electrically connected to the conductive heating line; and a power portion that is connected to the bus bars, wherein 30% or more of the entire area of the transparent substance has a conductive heating line pattern in which, when the straight line that intersects the conductive heating line is drawn, a ratio (distance distribution ratio) of standard deviation in respects to an average value of distances between adjacent intersection points of the straight line and the conductive heating line is 2% or more, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon Choi, Su-Jin Kim, Ji-Young Hwang, Seung-Tae Oh, Ki-Hwan Kim, Sang-Ki Chun, Young-Jun Hong, In-Seok Hwang, Dong-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 9611171
    Abstract: Provided are a heating element that includes: a transparent substance; a conductive heating line that is provided on at least one side of the transparent substance; bus bars that is electrically connected to the conductive heating line; and a power portion that is connected to the bus bars, wherein 30% or more of the entire area of the transparent substance has a conductive heating line pattern that is formed of closed figures where a distribution is continuous and a ratio (area distribution ratio) of a standard deviation in respects to an average value of areas of the closed figures is 2% or more, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon Choi, Su-Jin Kim, Ji-Young Hwang, Seung-Tae Oh, Ki-Hwan Kim, Sang-Ki Chun, Young-Jun Hong, In-Seok Hwang, Dong-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 9568137
    Abstract: A heating assembly for use in a fluid line has a heating cable including electrical resistance wires encapsulated in a metal sheath. The cable passes through a fitting where it is connected to a power supply. The connection between the power supply and the heating cable is encapsulated within the fitting, and the metal sheath is secured to the fitting with a permanent connection. A bushing is provided to support the connection between the resistance wires and the power supply within the fitting. The elongate sheath may be inserted into a fluid line and the fitting connected to that line using a mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Heat-Line Corporation
    Inventors: Lorne R. Heise, Chuck H. Myers
  • Patent number: 9491806
    Abstract: An aircraft transparency has a heatable member to remove fog, ice and snow from the outer surface of the transparency. The heatable member includes a pair of spaced parallel bus bars with the ends of the bus bars offset from one another, and a coating including a plurality of spaced segments of an electrically conductive coating electrically connecting the bus bars. The ratio of the major diagonal to the minor diagonal is in the range of greater than 1 to 1.25 to more uniformly heat the coating and the outer surface of the transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: William Casey McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9166684
    Abstract: A stabilized ultra-high bandwidth capacity transceiver system that combines an E-band (71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz) millimeter wave RF transceiver with an eye-safe adaptive optics Free Space Optical (FSO) transceiver as a combined apparatus for simultaneous point-to-point commercial communications. The apparatus has a high degree of assured carrier availability under stressing environmental conditions. The apparatus establishes and maintains pointing and stabilization of mmW RF and FSO optical beams between adjacent line of sight apparatuses. The apparatus can rapidly acquire and reacquire the FSO optical carrier link in the event the optical carrier link is impaired due to adverse weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Aoptix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrasekhar Pusarla, Srinivas Sivaprakasam, Joseph Shiran, Malcolm J. Northcott, J. Elon Graves, Howard Dando, Santanu Basu, Siegfried Fleischer
  • Patent number: 9155206
    Abstract: In a solder connection element (1), which is intended in particular for soldering onto a brittle substrate such as a window pane, for connecting an electrical component, which solder connection element has a body (2) provided for connecting purposes and at least two solder feet (3) protruding therefrom, a respective elastically deformable connecting part which is suitable for accommodating differences in thermal expansion extending between the body and the solder feet, more than two solder feet (3) are provided according to the invention for soldering onto a surface, wherein differences in thermal expansion and effects of mechanical forces from the component to be connected can be accommodated in at least two coordinate directions parallel to the substrate surface by way of resilience of the solder feet (3) and/or the connecting parts relative to the body (2) and/or the solder connection element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Mitja Rateiczak, Bernhard Reul, Cornelia Retsch
  • Patent number: 9105996
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromagnetic actuator comprising a housing (9) having several faces (20, 21) and an electronic control circuit (14) split into at least two parts (14a, 14b) distributed over at least two adjacent faces (20, 21) of the housing (9), each part (14a) of the circuit comprising at least one metallic connector (25a) arranged so as to be connected electrically and mechanically with a metallic connector (25b) of another part of the circuit (14b) so as to form an electrical connection (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes de Controle Moteur
    Inventors: Danilo Falchi, Dominique Dupuis, Guillaume Bonvallat, Fabrice Herault
  • Patent number: 9107244
    Abstract: A glazing and a process for manufacturing such a glazing, the glazing integrating a conducting wire, wherein a surface of the glazing includes a substrate made of a polymer material wherein the conducting wire is partly sunken and at the very most flush with the surface of the polymer material, or a substrate made of mineral glass or made of a polymer material onto which the conducting wire is adhesively bonded. The glazing can be applied in a transport vehicle, building trades, street furniture, interior fittings, electrical goods or electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Laetitia Laurencot, Adèle Verrat-Debailleul, Andreas Schlarb, Mitja Rateiczak, Christoph Degen
  • Patent number: 9074408
    Abstract: A window assembly includes a pane of material through which light is passable and a plurality of thermobimetal elements positioned adjacent the pane. The elements each assume a first shape at a first temperature and a second shape at a second temperature. The elements reflect more light away from the pane when in the second shape than the first shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Doris Sung
  • Patent number: 9018568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heating glass including a glass; a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer formed on one surface of the glass; and a thermal conductive pattern formed on the transparent conductive oxide layer, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-Jin Kim, Hyeon Choi, Ki-Hwan Kim, Young-Jun Hong, In-Seok Hwang, Dong-Wook Lee, Sang-Ki Chun
  • Patent number: 8987640
    Abstract: An axial resistance sheathed heater is presented. The axial resistance sheathed heater includes a retaining sheath having a first end and a second end and a resistance wire completely disposed within the retaining sheath. The heater further includes a first conductor rod partially disposed within the retaining sheath and extending beyond the first end of the retaining sheath, the first conductor rod in direct electrical communication and direct mechanical communication with the resistance wire; and a second conductor rod partially disposed within said retaining sheath and extending beyond the second end of the retaining sheath, the second conductor rod in direct electrical communication and direct mechanical communication with the resistance wire. The resistance wire, the first conductor rod and the second conductor rod comprise a circuit achieving a power to voltage rating of about 5000:24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Infinity Fluids Corp
    Inventor: Robert Evans
  • Patent number: 8981265
    Abstract: An electrical system responsive to overheating and/or electric arcing of an electrically conductive member, e.g. a heating member of an aircraft windshield, includes a first switch in a first current path, and a second switch in a second current path. The first current path is from an electrical power supply through the first switch, through an arc sensor to the heating member to the power supply. The second current path is from a temperature sensor monitoring the temperature of the heating member through the second switch to a temperature controller. When the temperature of the heating member is at or above a predetermined value, the temperature controller causes the first switch to open. When there is arcing, the second switch is moved to the open position. The temperature controller senses that the second switch is open and causes the first switch to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: PPG industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiao, Hars Gyorgy, Ali N. Rashid, Joseph Medzius
  • Publication number: 20140374403
    Abstract: An electric heater (10) includes at least one heater element (12) which is adapted to emit electromagnetic radiation (30) having a first wavelength. A reflector (16) adjacent the heater element reflects radiation from the element, the reflected radiation (32) also having the first wavelength. A portion of the emitted and reflected radiation intersects a heater cover (26), which re-emits that radiation such that the re-emitted radiation (36) has a second wavelength different to the first wavelength. The cover has a plurality of apertures (28) which allow passage of another portion of the incident electromagnetic radiation through the cover, that portion having the first wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Bromic Healing Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 8916805
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heating glass including a glass; a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer formed on one surface of the glass; and a thermal conductive pattern formed on the transparent conductive oxide layer, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-Jin Kim, Hyeon Choi, Ki-Hwan Kim, Young-Jun Hong, In-Seok Hwang, Dong-Wook Lee, Sang-Ki Chun
  • Publication number: 20140283626
    Abstract: A high-transmittance sampler of dissolved gases and volatile organic compounds (VOC) is described that is based upon a thin polymer membrane with tubular geometry. Very high hydrostatic pressures are maintained by surrounding the polymer tube or coating with sintered material. The sintered material can be surrounded by additional metal support, with holes for passage of molecules into the vacuum chamber of a sensor system such as a mass spectrometer. A method is described that uses the plastic behavior of the polymer to seal the ends of the sampler against leakage. Other features of the sampler are compact size, varied vacuum housing geometry, and provision for heat with regulation to the vacuum assembly of the sampler. The hydrodynamic design of fluid flow through the sampler and the compact and variable vacuum geometry allow greater response and sensitivity than previous samplers, and allow its operation to very high hydrostatic pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Gary Michael McMurtry, Daniel N. Kokubun
  • Publication number: 20140251975
    Abstract: A laminated window is disclosed having a window heater unit which is connected to an external source of electrical power by means of an electrically conductive strip. At least a part of each of the electrically conductive strips is bonded on all sides to one or more laminating interlayer interposed between and bonding together two panes of glass. The bonding of the laminating interlayer to the electrically conductive strips during manufacture of the laminated window produces a water impervious seal between the laminating interlayer and the respective electrically conductive strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nigel Philip Harold Fawcett, Tom Boettger, Oliver Sterzenbach, Larry Agius
  • Patent number: 8809742
    Abstract: A transparent disk that can be electrically heated over a large surface area, comprising: a large-surface-area, electrically conductive, transparent coating, which is applied to a transparent substrate, at least two bus ribbons, which are electrically connected to the electrically conductive transparent coating, at least one locally delimited region free from the coating, wherein at least one heating conductor having two poles is applied inside the free region, and wherein the first pole is electrically connected to the electrically conductive, transparent coating and the second pole is electrically connected to the electrically conductive, transparent coating or a bus ribbon. A method for the production of the disk is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Bernhard Reul, Dang Cuong Phan, Günther Schall, Susanne Lisinski, Jean-Luc Lesage
  • Publication number: 20140158677
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heating glass including a glass; a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer formed on one surface of the glass; and a thermal conductive pattern formed on the transparent conductive oxide layer, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Su-Jin KIM, Hyeon Choi, Ki-Hwan Kim, Young-Jun Hong, In-Seok Hwang, Dong-Wook Lee, Sang-Ki Chun
  • Patent number: 8707624
    Abstract: A heated sliding window assembly for a vehicle that includes at least one fixed window. A rail is attached to the at least one fixed window. The fixed window may include an electrical contact. A sliding window is moveable along the rail and is moveable between open and closed positions. The sliding window includes a heater grid and an electrical contact. A drive mechanism is attached to the sliding window for moving the sliding window between the open and closed positions. An electrical circuit is included for carrying current to the heater grid. A switch is disposed within the electrical circuit that cuts off current to the heater grid when the sliding window is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Dura Operating LLC
    Inventors: Ron G. Gipson, Charles Flynn, Brian D. Howe, Ken Keck
  • Patent number: 8686319
    Abstract: A heatable transparency comprises a substrate and an electrically conductive coating formed over at least a portion of the substrate. A power supply is in contact with the conductive coating. The power supply is configured to provide alternating current (AC) to the conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 8669503
    Abstract: Disclosed is a warm window system that utilizes individual buss bars that are placed within the space between an inside window pane and an outside window pane and creates sufficient physical force to create an electrical contact on the tin oxide layer on the inside surface of the inside pane of glass. The buss bars have a modulus of elasticity to ensure sufficient electrical contact with the tin oxide layer to prevent the formation of hot spots and securely hold the buss bars in place. Both a z buss bar and c buss bar are also disclosed that are capable of generating a sufficient amount of reactive force to create a secure contact with a tin oxide layer on the interior surface of an interior pane of glass in a warm window system to hold the buss bar in place and provide a large contact surface area to provide sufficient electrical contact with the tin oxide layer to prevent hot spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Energized Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Steven X. Johnson, Dave B. Lundahl
  • Patent number: 8664570
    Abstract: A heatable vehicle window includes a substrate that supports a heatable conductor. The heatable conductor may be in the form of a grid of conductors, or alternatively a substantially continuous sheet. First and second conductive bus bars are electrically connected to the heatable conductor. The first and/or second bus bars are each conductive, and include black color pigment, so that the first and/or second bus bars are substantially black in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Sam Odeh
  • Patent number: 8656661
    Abstract: A connecting device for photovoltaic-capable insulating glass comprises at least one retaining device laterally attached to the photovoltaic-capable insulating glass. In its installed state, the retaining device is open on at least one side which faces the intermediate space so that at least one ribbon is insertable into a clamping device inserted in the retaining device, and wherein the ribbon establishes an electrical contact for a photovoltaic device accommodated in the at least one intermediate space, and wherein the clamping device is provided with an electrical supply line such that the clamping device establishes an electrical clamping contact between the at least one ribbon and the electrical supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mehmet Sagdic, Stefan Giefers, Udo Hoppe, Thomas Beier
  • Patent number: 8653419
    Abstract: A window defroster assembly having a transparent panel and a defroster. The defroster includes a conductive layer applied over the panel and an electrically conductive heater grid formed integrally with the transparent panel. The heater grid includes a series of grid lines and at least a portion of the conductive layer is located between adjacent ones of the grid lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Exatec LLC
    Inventor: Keith D. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8648283
    Abstract: An insulator for an electric heater is configured to allow a heater coil to expand/contract uniformly, and permit an easy fitting of the heater coil thereto. The insulator includes a body part formed of an insulating material, a coil seating part at an end of the body part for supporting the heater coil, and a seating slot between the coil seating part and the body part for inserting the heat coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ki Chul Cho, Jong Chul Bang, Dong Beom Lee
  • Publication number: 20140034414
    Abstract: An electric heater (40) for integration into an acoustic panel (20) having sound-penetrating pores (30) communicating with a sound-canceling medium. The heater (40) includes an electrically conductive layer (53) with resistance-setting apertures (63) filled with sealant (73). Openings (83), which contribute to the sound-penetrating pores (30), extend through the sealant-filled apertures (63). The acoustic panel (20) can be assimilated into an aircraft component, such as a nacelle inlet lip, which requires both noise-reducing and ice-protecting features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Bobby Burkett, Galdermir Cezar Botura, Claude Marc Hubert, David Bert Sweet, Joseph Christopher Zecca, Timothy Robert Olson
  • Publication number: 20140027434
    Abstract: A transparent pane with an electrical heating layer, which extends at least over a part of the pane surface and can be electrically connected to a power source via connection means is described. The transparent pane has connection means having a strip-shaped first bus bar and a strip-shaped second bus bar, which are electrically conductively connected directly to the heating layer over the entire strip length. A method for producing such a transparent pane is also described. In the method the zone heating element is electrically conductively connected directly to at least one first flat ribbon cable and to at least one second flat ribbon cable in an electrical parallel circuit with respect to the heating field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Bernhard Reul, Susanne Lisinski, Guenther Schall, Sabine Velden
  • Patent number: 8633426
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrically heatable sheet of glass (10), including at least one electrically conductive coating applied on at least one side of the sheet of glass and also to at least one contacting applied at least in regions on the coating, the contacting being configured as a spray coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: David Macher, Gerhard Kremer, Urs Maron
  • Publication number: 20140001174
    Abstract: Disclosed is a warm window system that utilizes individual buss bars that are placed within the space between an inside window pane and an outside window pane and creates sufficient physical force to create an electrical contact on the tin oxide layer on the inside surface of the inside pane of glass. The buss bars have a modulus of elasticity to ensure sufficient electrical contact with the tin oxide layer to prevent the formation of hot spots and securely hold the buss bars in place. Both a z buss bar and c buss bar are also disclosed that are capable of generating a sufficient amount of reactive force to create a secure contact with a tin oxide layer on the interior surface of an interior pane of glass in a warm window system to hold the buss bar in place and provide a large contact surface area to provide sufficient electrical contact with the tin oxide layer to prevent hot spots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ENERGIZED GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven X. Johnson, Dave B. Lundahl
  • Patent number: 8613997
    Abstract: A laminated glazing panel includes two glass plies and a plastic ply having one or more light emitting diodes mounted on a circuit board laminated between the glass plies, forming an LED device. The circuit board is ordinarily a flexible circuit board that includes a substrate and a conductive layer. A plurality of light emitting diodes may be mounted on the flexible circuit board and laminated between the glass plies The resultant glazing panel may further include indicia on at least one ply. Processes for the production of a laminated glazing panel involve positioning an LED device in a cut-out in a plastic ply and interleaving the plastic ply between two glass plies, prior to laminating the plies. One or more plastic plies may be used, and the LED device may be coated in a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Pilkington PLC
    Inventor: Stephen Roland Day
  • Publication number: 20130292373
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heating element, including a transparent substrate, an adhesive agent layer provided on at least one side of the transparent substrate, a conductive heat emitting line provided on the adhesive agent layer, a coating film capsulating the conductive heat emitting line and an upper side of the adhesive agent layer not covered by the heat emitting line, a bus bar electrically connected to the conductive heat emitting line, and a power part connected to the bus bar, and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Hyeon CHOI, Su-Jin KIM, Ki-Hwan KIM, Young-Jun HONG