Light Transmissive Sheets, With Gas Space Therebetween And Edge Sealed (e.g., Double Glazed Storm Window, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/34)
  • Patent number: 11125007
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating glazing unit is described. The vacuum insulating glazing unit has a first glass pane and a second glass pane; a set of discrete spacers positioned between the first and second glass panes, maintaining a distance between the first and the second glass panes; a hermetically bonding seal sealing the distance between the first and second glass panes over a perimeter thereof; an internal volume defined by the first and second glass panes and the set of discrete spacers and closed by the hermetically bonding seal, where the internal volume has an absolute vacuum pressure of less than 0.1 mbar; and an absolute difference between a coefficient of thermal expansion of the first glass pane and a coefficient of thermal expansion of the second glass pane is at most 0.40*10?6/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Abderrazek Ben Trad, Julien Jeanfils, Pierre Schneider
  • Patent number: 11117831
    Abstract: In s glass panel unit, a pitch of pillars is determined such that a distortion of a first panel and second panel is smaller than an interval between the first panel and the second panel. The distortion is calculated based on the interval between the first panel and the second panel, load loading compression fracture per one pillar of the multiple pillars, Young's moduli of the first panel and the second panel, thicknesses of the first panel and the second panel, and Poisson's ratios of the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 11065855
    Abstract: A method of making an infrared-reflecting optically transparent assembly comprises: coating a curable composition onto a major surface of an optically transparent thermoplastic polymer film; at least partially curing the curable composition, which may be optionally at least partially dried, to provide a thermoformable composite film; and laminating the thermoformable composite film to an infrared-reflecting multilayer optical film to provide the infrared-reflecting optically transparent assembly. The curable composition comprises urethane (meth)acrylate compound, (meth)acrylate monomer, and silicone (meth)acrylate. The infrared-reflecting optically transparent assembly and methods of including it in an infrared-reflecting lens assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Richard J. Pokorny, Benjamin R. Coonce, Douglas S. Dunn, Gregg A. Ambur, Henry A. Kostalik, IV, John R. Jacobson, Christopher S. DeGraw, Chunjie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11060342
    Abstract: A method of producing A vacuum insulated glazing (VIG) unit, including providing a supporting structure and a solid pre-form of port soldering material provided with an opening, the supporting structure resting on the outer surface of the first pane of the VIG unit and extending over the opening of the evacuation hole, evacuating the void through the evacuation hole; and heating the port soldering material to a condition where it flows and merges across the evacuation hole while the supporting structure substantially maintain its position; and subsequently cooling the port soldering material to a solid condition so as to provide a gastight port seal forming a continuous body across the evacuation hole and preventing passage of gas to the void through the evacuation hole, and so that the port seal bonds to the outer surface of the first pane in a pattern that encloses the evacuation hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Thibault De Rycke, Carsten Rud Jensen
  • Patent number: 11052640
    Abstract: A laminated glass pane having a sensor assembly is presented. According to one aspect, the laminated glass pane has a first and a second glass layer that are connected via a combination film, and the sensor assembly is at least partially situated between the first and the second glass layers. According to another aspect, the sensor assembly includes a receiver antenna for supplying electromagnetic power to the sensor assembly and a transmitter antenna for transmitting information of the sensor assembly to a receiver unit situated outside the laminated glass pane. The sensor assembly includes a sensor and an evaluation unit that evaluates information from the sensor for transmission by the transmitter antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Schmalbuch, Stefan Droste, Christian Effertz, Patrick Weber
  • Patent number: 11047166
    Abstract: The glass panel unit includes a first glass panel, a second glass panel, a seal, an evacuated space, and a spacer. The second glass panel is placed opposite the first glass panel. The seal with a frame shape hermetically bonds the first glass panel and the second glass panel to each other. The evacuated space is enclosed by the first glass panel, the second glass panel, and the seal. The spacer is placed between the first glass panel and the second glass panel. The spacer is a stack of two or more films. At least one film of the two or more films contains a polymer having a viscoelastic coefficient at 400° C. larger than 500 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 11015384
    Abstract: A light transmitting panel assembly includes a first panel, a second panel, a gap between the first panel and the second panel, a first active component located in the gap, and a second active component located in the gap. The first active component has a controllable light transmission characteristic, and the second active component has a controllable light emission characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Clarisse Mazuir, Marcelo B. da Silveira Magalhaes, Peter F. Masschelein, Gregory A. Cohoon, Derek C. Scott, David E. Kingman
  • Patent number: 11001038
    Abstract: An improved laminated assembly comprising functional elements with connections extending outside of the laminated assembly preventing air, moisture and water from entering the assembly as well as a method to prevent air, moisture and water from entering a laminated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Pierre Defoy, Pierre Boulanger, Samuel Martinquet
  • Patent number: 10994243
    Abstract: A carbon membrane for fluid separation, i.e., a fiber-form carbon membrane for fluid separation, has protrusions having a height difference of at least 1 ?m formed on the fiber surface. In the carbon membrane for fluid separation, adhesion between membranes is inhibited and clogging tends not to occur when a gas mixture containing water vapor is separated. A carbon membrane module for fluid separation that includes the fibrous carbon membrane for fluid separation is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Kitabata, Kosaku Takeuchi, Takaaki Mihara, Tomoyuki Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 10975612
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to methods and apparatus for preventing and mitigating the ingress of moisture into an interior region of an IGU. Various techniques are disclosed including, for example, the use of a strain relief structure around wires passing through a secondary seal, improved materials for coating the wires, and additional/improved layers for bonding the secondary seal to tape provided around a spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabian Strong, Robin Friedman
  • Patent number: 10930442
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-transmitting electrode which has high electrical conductivity and high electron blocking performance. The present invention also provides a solar cell which is capable of achieving high energy conversion efficiency at low cost. The present invention provides a method for producing a light-transmitting electrode that has a light-transmitting substrate, a carbon nanotube film which is formed directly or indirectly on the light-transmitting substrate, and a metal oxide film which is formed directly on the carbon nanotube film. This production method includes vapor depositing the metal oxide film, which contains oxygen and a metal element belonging to the group 4, 5 or 6 of the periodic table, on one surface or both surfaces of the carbon nanotube film. The present invention provides a light-transmitting electrode which includes a light-transmitting substrate and a conductive carbon nanotube film that is formed directly or indirectly on the light-transmitting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: University of Tokyo, Aalto University, Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeo Maruyama, Yutaka Matsuo, Il Jeon, Kehang Cui, Esko I Kauppinen, Albert G Nasibulin
  • Patent number: 10928662
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel which displays an image with light; and a side sealing member which is configured to block the light. The side sealing member contacts at least one side surface of the display panel to cover the one side surface. The side sealing member has an elongation of about 100% to about 300% inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woosuk Seo, Yong-hoon Kwon, Seokhyun Nam, Byoungdae Ye
  • Patent number: 10906272
    Abstract: A side window for a vehicle, with an upper edge, a lower edge, a front edge, and a rear edge, at least including a first pane and a second pane that are joined to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer, wherein the first pane, the second pane, and the thermoplastic intermediate layer each has a hole and wherein the holes of the first pane, of the second pane, and of the thermoplastic intermediate layer are superposed such that a leadthrough for the fastening of a clamping element extends through the entire side window, and wherein the hole of the first pane is larger than the hole of the second pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Stefan Uebelacker
  • Patent number: 10907401
    Abstract: Improvements in or relating to transparent units (such as glazing units, which may also be referred to as insulating glass units) and their methods of manufacture are disclosed. Each transparent unit comprises first and second panes of transparent material each having an outwardly facing side and an inwardly facing side. Each inwardly facing side is at least partially coated with a reactive interlayer made by the application of a reactive interlayer coating composition. The inwardly facing side of the first and second panes of transparent material are spaced apart partially or totally by a transparent spacer made of a pre-cured condensation curable material or a substantially pre-cured condensation curable material adhered to the inwardly facing side of the first and second panes of transparent material by way of the reactive interlayers. In various embodiments, the pre-cured condensation curable material is a silicone based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Gubbels, Victor Baily, Tatiana Dimitrova, Davide Bianchi
  • Patent number: 10889146
    Abstract: A pneumatic object is provided with an elastomer layer which is gastight to inflation gases, said elastomer layer comprising, as predominant elastomer, a thermoplastic elastomer in the form of a block copolymer which comprises: (a) an elastomeric block comprising at least units derived from isobutylene, and having a glass transition temperature of less than or equal to ?20° C., and (b) one or more thermoplastic blocks, the thermoplastic block(s) each comprising at least one first block consisting of units derived from at least one polymerizable monomer and at least one second block, said second block(s) being a random copolymer consisting of units derived from ?-methylstyrene and of units derived from ?-pinene. A process for rendering a pneumatic object gastight to inflation gases is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Marc Greiveldinger, Emmanuel Custodero
  • Patent number: 10882784
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a glass panel unit manufacturing method and a glass window manufacturing method which enable a binder to be effectively removed from a glass adhesive, provide high adhesive strength between panels, and enable a vacuum space to be stably formed. A method for manufacturing a glass panel unit includes: disposing a glass adhesive to have one part as a low step part thinner than the other part of the glass adhesive; disposing a first substrate including at least a first glass substrate and a second substrate including at least a second glass substrate to face each other; and heating glass composite to form an inner space; reducing the pressure of the inner space; and forming a vacuum space from the inner space. The glass adhesive includes glass powder and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10871600
    Abstract: A window is designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. In certain example embodiments, the window may be an insulating glass (IG) window unit, or alternatively a monolithic window. In IG window unit embodiments, the IG window unit includes first and second substrates (e.g., glass substrates) spaced apart from one another, wherein at least one of the substrates supports both a patterned ultraviolet (UV) absorbing coating for absorbing UV radiation, and a UV reflecting coating for reflecting UV radiation, so that a more contrasting UV image is emitted/seen and birds are capable of more easily seeing the window and avoiding collisions therewith. By making the window more visible to birds, bird collisions therewith and bird deaths can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventor: Jason E. Theios
  • Patent number: 10843961
    Abstract: This invention relates to an insulating glass (IG) window unit designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. The IG window unit includes at least first, second and third substrates (e.g., glass substrates). At least one of the substrates supports an ultraviolet (UV) reflecting coating for reflecting UV radiation so that birds are capable of more easily seeing the window, and wherein at least two of the substrates are laminated to one another via a polymer-based laminating film (e.g., of or including PVB, EVA, or SGP) that may have a high UV absoprtion. The UV reflecting coating is preferably patterned so that it is not provided across the entirety of the IG window unit. By making the window more visible to birds, bird collisions and bird deaths can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Jian-gang Weng, Sarah Wansack, Greg Brecht, Robert A. Vandal
  • Patent number: 10841983
    Abstract: A rear slider window assembly for a vehicle includes a movable window panel that is movable along upper and lower rails of a fixed window panel. The lower rail includes a water drainage element having (i) a hole established through the lower rail and (ii) a drainage receiving conduit attached at the fixed window panel beneath the hole of the lower rail and spaced from the lower rail. The drainage receiving conduit includes a receiving portion disposed below the opening to receive water from the opening and a guiding portion to guide received water toward an exit of the drainage receiving conduit. The drainage receiving conduit provides a passageway for water to flow from the lower rail, through the hole of the lower rail, and into the drainage receiving conduit, which drains the water exterior the rear slider window assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Darin J. Snider, Michael J. Hulst
  • Patent number: 10808988
    Abstract: A vacuum adiabatic body includes a first plate; a second plate; a seal; a support; a heat resistance unit; and an exhaust port, wherein the heat resistance unit includes a conductive resistance sheet connected to at least one of the first and second plates, the conductive resistance sheet resisting heat conduction flowing along a wall for the third space, the conductive resistance sheet includes a mounting part mounted on the first or second plate and a curved part having at least one portion depressed into the third space, a coupler that fixes the conductive resistance sheet to the first or second plate is formed on the mounting part, and the curved part includes a first curved part depressed toward the third space and a second curved part extending from the first curved part, the second curved part surrounding an edge portion of the first or second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Wonyeong Jung, Deokhyun Youn
  • Patent number: 10787856
    Abstract: A glass panel unit includes: a sealing member arranged between a first panel and a second panel, which are arranged to face each other with a predetermined gap left between themselves, to hermetically bond the first panel and the second panel together; and an internal space sealed hermetically with the first panel, the second panel, and the sealing member. The glass panel unit further includes a spacer arranged in the internal space so as to be in contact with the first panel and the second panel. The spacer includes a plurality of resin layers that are stacked one on top of another in a direction in which the first panel and the second panel face each other. At least any two of the plurality of resin layers have different elastic moduli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10788697
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprises a display device, a functional substrate opposed to and bonded to the display device through an air space and, at peripheral borders on the opposite surfaces of the display device and the functional substrate, first resin maintaining the distance between the display device and the functional substrate and second resin adhering the display device and the functional substrate to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Kitagawa, Hitoshi Yoshida, Akira Fujita
  • Patent number: 10760325
    Abstract: A window with low frictive compositions and methods of making the same. The low frictive composition is applied to top portion of at least one glass bump contacting an opposing pane in a window. The low frictive composition may include an inorganic powder and a binder. The inorganic powder includes disulfide, molybdenum disulfide, tungsten diselenide, and molybdenum diselenide. The binder includes silsesquioxanes and alkali silicates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Paul Heckman, Linda Frances Reynolds-Heffer, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Patent number: 10747039
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprises a display device, a functional substrate opposed to and bonded to the display device through an air space and, at peripheral borders on the opposite surfaces of the display device and the functional substrate, first resin maintaining the distance between the display device and the functional substrate and second resin adhering the display device and the functional substrate to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Kitagawa, Hitoshi Yoshida, Akira Fujita
  • Patent number: 10731403
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated glazing unit comprising a first glass pane and a second glass pane arranged in parallel, the second glass pane spaced apart from the first glass pane, wherein each glass pane comprises inner and outer surfaces, wherein the inner surfaces define a gap therebetween; a plurality of spacers arranged in the gap between of the inner surface of the first glass pane and the inner surface of the second glass pane; and a side seal material attached around a periphery of the first glass pane and the second glass pane, thereby forming a sealed cavity between the glass panes, wherein at least a portion of the inner surface of the first glass pane comprises a strengthened portion that comprises a plurality of implanted ions, wherein the plurality of implanted ions are nitrogen ions, carbon ions, argon ions, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Annette Johncock Krisko, Scott Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10697231
    Abstract: A method of producing a vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit comprising providing first and second substantially parallel glass panes, a plurality of pillars, and a peripheral seal between the first and second glass panes; providing an evacuation hole for evacuating a void through the evacuation hole to a pressure less than atmospheric pressure, wherein the first and second glass panes are tempered glass; covering the evacuation hole with an evacuation head, wherein the evacuation head is configured to have a substantially hermetic contact to a surface of the first glass pane, wherein a contact width of the evacuation head to the surface of the first glass pane is less than 50 mm; and evacuating the void through the evacuation head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Peter Sønderkær, Thomas Villiam Sejer Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 10689900
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a vacuum insulated glazing wherein the glazing is assembled in a single stage by supplying glass panes, metallic spacers and corner and frame metallic seal elements which are brazed onto adhesion layers previously deposited onto the edge region areas of the glass panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Sebastien Caliaro, Julien Jeanfils, Francois Closset
  • Patent number: 10669198
    Abstract: A vacuum glass panel includes a first glass plate, a second glass plate facing the first glass plate, a frame member having a frame shape and bonding the first glass plate to the second glass plate, and a heat reflective film disposed on an inner surface of the first glass plate. A vacuum space is provided between the first glass plate and the second glass plate. The heat reflective film separates the first glass plate from the vacuum space without a gap. The frame member is in contact with the first glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Uriu, Tasuku Ishibashi, Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10662109
    Abstract: An object of the disclosure is to provide a glass panel and a glass window which are configured to stably maintain a depressurized space therein even when their spacers contain a resin. A glass panel unit of an aspect of the disclosure includes: a first glass pane; a second glass pane facing the first glass pane; a frame member which has a frame shape and which the first and second glass panes are bound together through; and spacers containing a resin and disposed between the first and second glass panes. A depressurized space is provided between the first glass pane and the second glass pane. The first and second glass panes are respectively to be exterior and interior panes. The first glass pane has lower ultraviolet transmittance than the second glass pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10654748
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer, a subcritical metallic layer having discontinuous metallic regions, a primer over the subcritical layer, and a second dielectric layer over the primer layer. The primer can be a nickel-chromium alloy. The primer can be a multilayer primer having a first layer of a nickel-chromium alloy and a second layer of titania.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Paul A. Medwick, Andrew V. Wagner, Paul R. Ohodnicki, James P. Thiel, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 10647611
    Abstract: An insulating glass (IG) window unit including first and second glass substrates that are spaced apart from each other. At least one of the glass substrate has a triple silver low-emissivity (low-E) coating on one major side thereof, and a dielectric coating for improving angular stability on the other major side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Willem Den Boer, Yiwei Lu, Cesar Clavero, Daniel Schweigert, Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 10633915
    Abstract: A self-supporting aerogel structure is provided. The structure comprises a plurality of aerogel particles adhered together with an adhesive to produce a material exhibiting low heat transfer and high transmission of visible light. The aerogel particles can be coated with a polymer or pre-polymer and remain free flowing until they are activated to complete polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Susnata Samanta, Chitrabala Subramanian, Peter F. Pescatore, Wendy E. Pryce Lewis, Rajendran R. Chary
  • Patent number: 10619909
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining a storage space, a door opening and closing the cabinet, and a transparent display assembly which covers an opening of the door and through which an inner space of the refrigerator is seen. The transparent display assembly includes a front panel defining at least a portion of a front surface of the door, a touch sensor disposed on a rear surface of the front panel, a rear panel defining at least a portion of a rear surface of the door, an insulation coating layer provided on a surface of the rear panel, an outer spacer disposed between the front panel and the rear panel, a display disposed in the sealed space, a light guide plate spaced apart from the display, and a spacer supporting the light guide plate and maintaining a distance between the display and the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangmyung Lee, Hyuk Kwon, Junghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10584409
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one high refractive index layer of or including titanium oxide and at least one additional metal. A doped titanium oxide layer(s) is designed and deposited in a manner so as to be amorphous or substantially amorphous (as opposed to crystalline) in the low-E coating, so as to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering and reduce haze. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer in preferred embodiments, which may be provided for antireflection purposes and/or color adjustment purposes, in addition to having thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Schweigert, Guowen Ding, Daniel Lee, Cesar Clavero, Scott Jewhurst, Gaurav Saraf, Minh Le, Nestor P. Murphy, Marcus Frank
  • Patent number: 10556492
    Abstract: An operator cab mounted on a chassis of a mobile work vehicle. The cab comprised of a frame supporting a back panel, a pair of opposing side panels, and a roof panel, wherein the side panels and the roof panel each have a first edge proximate the back panel and a second edge opposite the first edge, the second edges defining a door opening. A door proximate the door opening, the door movable to a closed position or an open position and defining a front barrier when in the closed position. A roller assembly positioned proximate the roof panel and connected to the door, wherein the door is moved about the roller assembly to an open position from the closed position, allowing for an operator to ingress and egress through door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Abhishek Gupta, Santosh Khadasare, Abhishek Wangikar, Sayali Igave, Jai Shankar Minz, Christopher L. Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 10550627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pillars useful in the fabrication of insulated glass units, particularly, vacuum glazing, insulated glass units. The invention also relates to insulated glass units containing said pillars. The present disclosure provides a pillar for use in a vacuum insulated glass unit wherein the pillar includes a body. The body includes a plurality of first structures, at least one first void region between the plurality of first structures; and a first land surface region located between the plurality of first structures and at least one first channel having first and second ends and a first channel opening proximate the first surface of the body. The first channel is in fluid communication with the local environment through at least one of its first and second ends, and the at least one first void region is in fluid communication with at least one of the local environment in a direction parallel to the first surface and the at least one first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Margaret M. Vogel-Martin, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Gordon A. Kuhnley, Brian K. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10550033
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one high refractive index dielectric multilayer film. The high index dielectric multilayer film may be of or include a first high index layer of or including ZrSiN and/or ZrSiAlN, and a second high index layer of or including titanium oxide (e.g., TiO2). The first high index layer of or including ZrSiN and/or ZrSiAlN may be amorphous or substantially amorphous, and the second high index layer of or including titanium oxide may be substantially crystalline in certain example embodiments. The low-E coating may be used in applications such as monolithic or insulating glass (IG) window units, vehicle windows, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Daniel Schweigert, Minh Le, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 10533365
    Abstract: The glass panel unit includes a first glass panel, a second glass panel, a seal, an evacuated space, and a spacer. The second glass panel is placed opposite the first glass panel. The seal with a frame shape hermetically bonds the first glass panel and the second glass panel to each other. The evacuated space is enclosed by the first glass panel, the second glass panel, and the seal. The spacer is placed between the first glass panel and the second glass panel. The spacer includes a stack of two or more films including at least one resin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10487568
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a glass panel unit including: a first panel including at least a first glass plate; a second panel arranged to face the first panel and including at least a second glass plate; a frame member formed in a shape of a frame corresponding in shape to respective peripheral portions which extend along edges of the first panel and the second panel, and bonded to the peripheral portions; and at least one spacer provided in a vacuum space between the first panel and the second panel. The at least one spacer contains a polyimide. The polyimide has an absorption edge at which an absorption index decreases in an optical absorption spectrum ranging from an ultraviolet ray to visible radiation. The absorption edge is equal to or less than 400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10479053
    Abstract: A coated article includes a low emissivity (low-E) coating having at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver, gold, or the like, and at least one high refractive index layer of or including titanium oxide and at least one additional metal. A doped titanium oxide layer(s) is designed and deposited in a manner so as to be amorphous or substantially amorphous (as opposed to crystalline) in the low-E coating, so as to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering and reduce haze. The high index layer may be a transparent dielectric high index layer in preferred embodiments, which may be provided for antireflection purposes and/or color adjustment purposes, in addition to having thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Schweigert, Guowen Ding, Daniel Lee, Cesar Clavero, Scott Jewhurst, Gaurav Saraf, Minh Le, Nestor P. Murphy, Marcus Frank
  • Patent number: 10465435
    Abstract: The invention provides a vacuum insulating glass unit with two panes assembled in a spaced-apart configuration so as to have a between-pane space located between them. The between-pane space has a high vacuum. The vacuum insulating glass unit also includes a bleed chamber filled with an insulative gas at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure and configured such that over time insulative gas from the bleed chamber diffuses into the between-pane space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Keith James Burrows
  • Patent number: 10458176
    Abstract: Vacuum insulated glass (VIG) window unit configurations with getter structures are provided, as are methods for making the same. Techniques are provided for optimizing (e.g., increasing) the surface area of active getter material, before and/or after activation/flashing, within the constraints of a VIG window unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Rudolph H. Petrmichl, John P. Hogan
  • Patent number: 10450792
    Abstract: The glass panel unit includes a first glass panel, a second glass panel, a seal, an evacuated space, and a spacer. The second glass panel is placed opposite the first glass panel. The seal with a frame shape hermetically bonds the first glass panel and the second glass panel to each other. The evacuated space is enclosed by the first glass panel, the second glass panel, and the seal. The spacer is placed between the first glass panel and the second glass panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10450791
    Abstract: A corner assembly including two insulated glass elements is presented. The two insulated glass elements are abutted against each other at an angle. Each of the two insulated glass elements include at least two panes. According to one aspect, the at least two panes are joined to each other using a spacer profile under formation of an interpane space. According to another aspect, the at least two panes are arranged parallel to each other. In yet another aspect, the at least two panes have, on their end region, mitered abutment ends, the mitered abutment ends being joined to each other via a film. The film is provided for joining the insulated glass elements using an adhesive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Kuster, Walter Schreiber, Francis Serruys
  • Patent number: 10443298
    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 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Kyun Jang Chin
  • Patent number: 10443300
    Abstract: An insulating glass unit suitable for a refrigeration unit is presented. The insulating glass unit includes a first pane, a second pane spaced at a distance from the first pane, a peripheral spacer frame between the first pane and the second pane, and an inner interpane space. According to one aspect, the spacer frame includes four hollow-profile polymeric spacers, which are secured between the first pane and the second pane along one of the four sides of the insulating glass. According to another aspect, the two first hollow-profile polymeric spacers are arranged along two opposing first sides of the insulating glass unit and the two second hollow-profile polymeric spacers are arranged along two opposing second sides of the insulating glass unit. According to yet another aspect, the first polymeric hollow-profile spacers contain 5% to 50% and the second polymeric hollow-profile spacers contain 0% to 0.5% reinforcement fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Kuster, Edouard Jonville, Walter Schreiber, Egbert Schwerdt
  • Patent number: 10435938
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated glass (VIG) window assembly and method for making same is provided in which a variation in the final edge seal height is preferably 0.20 mm or less, more preferably about 0.15 mm or less. Controlling final edge seal height variations substantially reduces breakage of the glass substrates of the VIG window assembly during vacuum pump-down of the cavity between the glass substrates. Edge seal height variation may be controlled, for example, by controlling initial dispensing of green frit material, controlling temperature variations during firing, and/or controlling cycle times during firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. Dennis, Andrew W. Pantke
  • Patent number: 10377930
    Abstract: A polyurethane glass sealant is made by reacting a poly(1,2-butylene oxide) polymer with a chain extender and a polyisocyanate. The poly(1,2-butylene oxide) polymer may be used as a mixture with up to 50% by weight of other polyols, including castor oil. The sealant is especially useful as a secondary sealant for an insulated glass unit (IGU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bindu Krishnan, Laura A. Grier
  • Patent number: 10370523
    Abstract: Curable compositions are prepared using polyisocyanates, hydrophobic hydroxyl-terminated polymers (such as hydroxyl-terminated polyfarnesenes and hydroxyl-terminated polydienes) and organically-modified nanoclays, optionally in combination with chain extenders and/or urethane catalysts. When cured, the compositions yield polyurethane-based sealants useful in insulating glass units which have improved (lowered) moisture vapor transmission rate values as a consequence of the inclusion of the organically-modified nanoclays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Chao, Taejun Yoo, Nan Tian
  • Patent number: 10370896
    Abstract: A joined unit of glass base members is provided, comprising first and second glass base members and a joining member which extends along opposing surfaces of the first and second glass base members, wherein glass base member is elastically deformed while being depressed in an internal direction of the glass base member in the vicinity of an end portion in a widthwise direction of the joining member, a boundary surface between the elastically deformed glass base member and the joining member and a surface of the elastically deformed glass base member, which are disposed in the vicinity of the end portion in the widthwise direction of the joining member, are positioned on an internal side of the glass base member, and an area, in which a residual stress is a compressive stress, is formed in the vicinity of the end portion in the widthwise direction of the joining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mamo Matsumoto, Tomohiro Saito, Matsutaka Maeda, Nobuhiro Ito, Toshitami Hara