Light Transmissive Sheets, With Gas Space Therebetween And Edge Sealed (e.g., Double Glazed Storm Window, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/34)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10358384
    Abstract: An architectural transparency includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the substrate, a subcritical metallic layer formed over at least a portion of the first dielectric layer, a primer layer formed over the subcritical metallic layer and, a second dielectric layer formed over at least a portion of the primer layer. The primer layer contains an oxygen-capturing material that can be sacrificed during a deposition process or heating process to prevent degradation of the subcritical metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Andrew V. Wagner, Harry Buhay, Abhinav Bhandari, James J. Finley, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Paul A. Medwick, James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 10358379
    Abstract: There is disclosed a heat-insulating member including a pair of substrates and an airtight sealing part, in which the airtight sealing part is formed in an outer peripheral part between the pair of substrates to form a space between the pair of substrates, the space being in a vacuum or reduced pressure state, a sealing material that forms the airtight sealing part includes a low-melting glass, and the low-melting glass contains a vanadium oxide, barium oxide, phosphorus oxide, and tungsten oxide, in which the following two relational expressions are satisfied in terms of oxide contents: V2O5+BaO+P2O5+WO3?90 and V2O5>BaO>P2O5>WO3 (wherein unit: mol %). Thereby, influence on environmental impact can be reduced and maintenance of airtightness and an improvement in acid resistance can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Naito, Shinichi Tachizono, Kei Yoshimura, Yuji Hashiba, Takuya Aoyagi, Motomune Kodama, Taigo Onodera, Tadashi Fujieda
  • Patent number: 10358386
    Abstract: Methods of forming a sheet glass product comprising a plurality of growth-limited glass bump spacers. According to the methods, a glass pane of the sheet glass product is irradiated with laser radiation to locally heat the glass pane at a plurality of spacer localities and induce growth of a plurality of glass bump spacers in the glass pane. The growth of the plurality of glass bump spacers is limited by utilizing a growth-limiting plate comprising a scattering surface portion. The scattering surface portion of the growth-limiting plate mitigates damage to the growth-limiting plate and may also mitigate damage to the glass pane. Vacuum insulated glass products and systems for forming a growth-limited sheet glass product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Robert Grzybowski, Daniel Ralph Harvey, Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov
  • Patent number: 10343948
    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 a plurality of high refractive index dielectric layers of or including a nitride of Zr and Al. In certain example embodiments, the high refractive index dielectric layers of or including a nitride of Zr and Al may be amorphous or substantially amorphous so as to allow the low-E coating to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating may be used in applications such as monolithic or insulating glass (IG) window unit, vehicle windows, of the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Schweigert, Daniel Lee, Scott Jewhurst, Cesar Clavero, Minh Le, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 10343377
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glazed module comprising a metal framework and an insulating glazing comprising a water-tight barrier, said insulating glazing being cold-bent, the metal framework and the insulating glazing being rendered integral by a holding means which forces the insulating glazing to retain the bent shape conferred on it by the framework. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of the glazed module comprising a metal framework and an insulating glazing, the insulating glazing being cold-bent, after it has been assembled with a water-tight barrier, by a force which causes it to take the shape of the metal framework and then held in this bent shape by a holding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Fabien Levasseur, Romain Decourcelle, Christophe Swiderski
  • Patent number: 10343378
    Abstract: A laminated glazing includes at least one outer glass sheet, an inner glass sheet and a polymeric insert located between the two glass sheets, in which the inner sheet has a thickness of not more than 1.5 mm, the outer glass sheet is a glass sheet of different chemical composition from that of the inner sheet, the difference between the temperatures Tp1 and Tp2 being less than 80° C., the temperature Tp1 being defined as the mean between the upper annealing temperature and the softening point of the outer glass sheet and the temperature Tp2 being defined as the mean between the upper annealing temperature and the softening point of the inner glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Claire Lestringant, René Gy, Stephan Kremers
  • Patent number: 10336651
    Abstract: A low-emissivity (low-E) coating includes first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers of or including a material such as silver. The coating includes a bottom dielectric portion including a layer of or including silicon zirconium oxynitride, and a center dielectric portion including a layer of or including zinc stannate. The coating is configured to realize a combination of desirable visible transmission, consistent and low emissivity values, thermal stability upon optional heat treatment such as thermal tempering, desirable U-value, desirable LSG value, and desirable coloration and/or reflectivity values to be achieved. In certain example embodiments, an absorber layer sandwiched between a pair of dielectric layers may be provided in. Coated articles herein may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, or in other suitable applications such as monolithic window applications, laminated windows, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, GUARDIAN EUROPE S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Anton Dietrich, Francis Wuillaume
  • Patent number: 10337234
    Abstract: A multiple pane includes a pair of glass panels spaced by spacers and sealed at peripheries thereof. The multiple pane includes a plurality of spacers interposed between the pair of glass panels, a hermetic bond that hermetically bonds peripheries of the pair of glass panels to each other and a space between the pair of glass panels that is sealed so as to be in a reduced pressure state. Each of the plurality of spacers is a porous member provided on one glass panel of the pair of glass panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Hasegawa, Eiichi Uriu
  • Patent number: 10323453
    Abstract: A multiple-glazed glass unit of the present invention is adapted to separate an indoor space and an outdoor space and includes a pair of glass panes opposed across a gap layer to be spaced at a predetermined distance from each other. Low-emissivity (Low-E) films are formed on both principal surfaces of one of the pair of glass panes that is located closer to the indoor space. The low-emissivity film formed on one of the two principal surfaces that faces the indoor space has an arithmetic average surface roughness Ra of 14 nm or less. This multiple-glazed glass unit is configurable to have a higher SHGC value ever than before as well as keeping a low U-value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kentaro Fukuda, Koji Iwata, Tetsuo Minaai
  • Patent number: 10280680
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to vacuum insulating glass units having pump-out hole seals formed in connection with solder alloys that, when reactively reflowed, wet pre-coated metallic coatings, and/or associated methods. The alloys may be based on materials that form seals at temperatures that will not de-temper glass and/or decompose a laminate, and/or remain hermetic and lack porous structures in their bulks. SAC, InAg, and/or other preform materials may be used in different example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Patricia Tucker
  • Patent number: 10240388
    Abstract: A display case door assembly for a temperature-controlled storage device includes an opening into the temperature-controlled storage device and a vacuum panel mounted within the opening. The vacuum panel includes a first vacuum pane of tempered glass, a second vacuum pane of tempered glass, and an evacuated gap between the first and second vacuum panes. The evacuated gap has a predetermined thickness within which a vacuum is drawn, thereby providing a thermal insulation effect for the vacuum panel. The vacuum panel further includes a plurality of spacers disposed within the evacuated gap and configured to maintain the predetermined thickness of the evacuated gap when the vacuum is drawn therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Matthew Rolek, Mark Sandnes
  • Patent number: 10221612
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein relate to methods, structures, tools, installation systems, etc. for retrofitting a new electrochromic window in a pre-existing window recess. In many cases, the new electrochromic window is installed parallel to a lite of a pre-existing window, with the resulting structure including the new electrochromic window, the pre-existing window, and a pocket that forms between them. Installation of a new electrochromic window in tandem with a pre-existing window results in many benefits including improved insulation (e.g., due to the presence of the additional air pocket(s) and lite(s)), improved climate control (e.g., due to the ability to control the amount of sunlight entering the building via the electrochromic window), and enhanced aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Loy Purdy, Ronald M. Parker, Trevor Frank, Scott Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10213988
    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: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 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: 10196735
    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: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 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: 10184061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an efficient waterborne nano-silicon rubber sealing waterproof agent, comprising following components in parts by weight: 10˜90 parts of nano-silica gel, 10˜100 parts of nano-diatomaceous earth, 5˜150 parts of nano polyurethane, 15˜200 parts of nano inorganic dry powder, 10˜100 parts of nano methyl cellulose, 10˜150 parts of a chelating agent, 15˜200 parts of an expansion agent, 10˜250 parts of a strengthening agent, 5˜100 parts of an antifreezing agent, 2˜150 parts of a heat-resistant agent and 10˜100 parts of an acid and alkali-resistant agent. The efficient waterborne nano-silicon rubber sealing waterproof agent has good waterproofness, permeability, film forming property, elasticity, adhesion, water resistance and heat, humid and high temperature resistance, is suitable for being used for waterproof, anti-seepage and anti-leakage repair projects of underground engineering and roofing, and is an excellent vapor barrier material in a refrigerating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Feihua Yan
  • Patent number: 10167665
    Abstract: A spacer for insulating glazing units is described. The sealing arrangement includes a polymer base; which includes two pane contact surfaces, a glazing interior space surface and an outer surface and an extruded profiled seal on the outer surface, the extruded profiled seal and the polymer base being co-extruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Hans-Werner Kuster, Walter Schreiber, Rino Messere
  • Patent number: 10145168
    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: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: 10138159
    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: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Daniel Schweigert, Minh Le, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 10138158
    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 a plurality of high refractive index dielectric layers of or including a nitride of Zr and Al. In certain example embodiments, the high refractive index dielectric layers of or including a nitride of Zr and Al may be amorphous or substantially amorphous so as to allow the low-E coating to better withstand optional heat treatment (HT) such as thermal tempering. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating may be used in applications such as monolithic or insulating glass (IG) window unit, vehicle windows, of the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Schweigert, Daniel Lee, Scott Jewhurst, Cesar Clavero, Minh Le, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 10095088
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes a housing including an opening for letting a light flux pass through a first window member configured to let the light flux pass through, and to cover the opening, a second window member, overlapped with and fixed to the first window member, configured to let the light flux pass through, and a sealing member that is made of a stretchable material, and that is provided along an outer edge of the first window member or the second window member so as to form a sealed space portion between the first window member and the second window member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Matsumura, Yukari Takahashi, Kei Matsuoka