Of Quartz Or Glass Patents (Class 428/426)
  • Patent number: 10941071
    Abstract: A glass article is provided having from greater than or equal to about 40 mol % to less than or equal to about 68 mol % SiO2, less than or equal to about 11 mol % Al2O3, an R2O:R?O molar ratio of from greater than or equal to about 1:1 to less than or equal to about 2:1, and an MgO:CaO molar ratio of from greater than or equal to about 0.6:1 to less than or equal to about 1.8:1. The class article may also include a compressive stress layer on at least one surface thereof, the compressive stress layer having a compressive stress that is greater than or equal to about 800 MPa, and a depth that is greater than or equal to about 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Gross
  • Patent number: 10937645
    Abstract: The present application discloses forming self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) by exposing the substrate at least twice to SAM precursors with intervening cooling of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Elina Färm
  • Patent number: 10935709
    Abstract: Partially transparent devices and methods that reduce actual and/or perceived glare by incorporating absorbing materials are described. Actual and/or perceived glare can be reduced by multi-path absorption in the device. Perceived glare is further reduced by accounting for the psychophysics of human visual perception as a function of wavelength, orientation, and field illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: High Performance Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Haaland
  • Patent number: 10899112
    Abstract: A first object of the invention is to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass which has excellent sound insulating properties and heat shielding properties, and a laminated glass using the same. Further, a second object of the invention is to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of maintaining the sound insulating properties, weather resistance, and heat creep resistance at a high level even if the thickness is reduced, and a laminated glass using the same. The invention relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass, including at least one layer A containing a thermoplastic elastomer, wherein a laminated glass in which the interlayer film for laminated glass is disposed between two clear glasses with the total thickness of the clear glasses being 4 mm or less has a visible light transmittance of 70% or more and an average transmittance of infrared light in the wavelength range of 800 to 1,100 nm of 72% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kusudou, Takuya Kobayashi, Shinya Oshita, Taiga Yui, Koichiro Isoue
  • Patent number: 10854361
    Abstract: A thermistor element includes an element body made of ceramic and including first and second end surfaces opposite to each other and a peripheral surface located between the first end surface and the second end surface, first and second external electrodes respectively covering the first and second end surfaces and portion of the peripheral surface adjacent to the respective first and second end surfaces. The first and second external electrodes include electrode layers including an underlayer and a metal plating layer, the underlayer of the first external electrode includes, adjacent to or in a vicinity of the second external electrode, two second external electrode side corner portions that are thin and adjacent to each other, and the underlayer of the second external electrode includes, adjacent to or in a vicinity of the first external electrode, two first external electrode side corner portions that are thin and adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirata, Kengo Mito, Kojiro Tokieda
  • Patent number: 10779916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milling block (1) for producing partial or total prostheses, comprising a prosthesis base (3) to be processed according to the shape of the jaw, on which synthetically moulded teeth (5), preferably a full set of teeth, are provided, a milling block system consisting of a first milling block for the upper set of teeth and a second milling block for the lower set of teeth, and a method for producing partial or total prostheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MERZ DENTAL GmbH
    Inventors: Friedhelm Klingenburg, Carola Froelich
  • Patent number: 10773995
    Abstract: An article comprises a body having a coating. The coating comprising a eutectic system having a super-lattice of a first fluoride and a second fluoride. The coating includes a glaze on a surface of the coating, the glaze comprising the eutectic system having the super-lattice of the first fluoride and the second fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengtsin Lee, Jennifer Y. Sun
  • Patent number: 10766807
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a kind of machinable glass ceramic which can be chemically toughened. The machinable and chemically toughenable glass ceramic, which comprises, as represented by weight percentage based on the following compositions, 25-75 wt % of SiO2, 6-30 wt % of Al2O3, 0.1-30 wt % of Na2O, 0-15 wt % of K2O, 0-30 wt % of B2O3, 4-35 wt % of MgO, 0-4 wt % of CaO, 1-20 wt % of F, 0-10 wt % of ZrO2, 0.1-10 wt % of P2O5, 0-1 wt % of CeO2 and 0-1 wt % of SnO2, wherein P2O5+Na2O>3 wt %, and Al2O3+Na2O+P2O5>17 wt %. Mica crystalline phase can be formed in the glass ceramic and the glass ceramic can be chemically toughened by one step, two steps or multiple steps with depth of K-ion layer of at least 15 ?m and surface compress stress of at least 300 MPa. The profile on depth of the ion exchange layer follows the complementary error function. Hardness can be improved by at least 20% after chemical toughening. The dimension deviation ratio is less than 0.06% by ion-exchanging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT Glass Technologies (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Huiyan Fan, Junming Xue, Jose Zimmer, Chong Wang, Wenliang Ping
  • Patent number: 10752540
    Abstract: A low-E coating has good color stability (a low ?E* value) upon heat treatment (HT). The provision of an as-deposited crystalline or substantially crystalline layer of or including zinc oxide, doped with at least one dopant (e.g., Sn), immediately under an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of or including silver in a low-E coating has effect of significantly improving the coating's thermal stability (i.e., lowering the ?E* value). One or more such crystalline, or substantially crystalline, layers may be provided under one or more corresponding IR reflecting layers comprising silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Yongli Xu, Brent Boyce, Salah Boussaad, Philip J. Lingle, Jingyu Lao, Richard Vernhes
  • Patent number: 10752541
    Abstract: A low-E coating has good color stability (a low ?E* value) upon heat treatment (HT). Thermal stability may be improved by the provision of an as-deposited crystalline or substantially crystalline layer of or including zinc oxide, doped with at least one dopant (e.g., Sn), immediately under an infrared (IR) reflecting layer of or including silver; and/or by the provision of at least one dielectric layer of or including at least one of: (a) an oxide of silicon and zirconium, (b) an oxide of zirconium, and (c) an oxide of silicon. These have the effect of significantly improving the coating's thermal stability (i.e., lowering the ?E* value).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Yongli Xu, Brent Boyce, Salah Boussaad, Philip J. Lingle, Jingyu Lao, Richard Vernhes
  • Patent number: 10697082
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an improved, surface-treated copper foil that is resistant to rusting and discoloration. More specifically, the surface-treated copper foil is chromium-free and includes: (a) a copper foil; optionally, (b) a barrier layer on one or both sides of the copper foil, the barrier layer comprising Ni, Zn, Co, Mn, Sn or a mixture thereof; and (c) an organic layer coupled to the one or both sides of the copper foil or one or both barrier layer(s), wherein the sum total of the N, S, and Si elements of the organic layer is more than 5 normalized atomic %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huei-Fang Huang, Kuei-Sen Cheng, Jui-Chang Chou
  • Patent number: 10689290
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes carbon-carbon composite articles having oxidation protection coatings for limiting thermal and catalytic oxidation reactions and methods for applying oxidation protection coatings to carbon-carbon composite articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anthony M. Mazany
  • Patent number: 10682957
    Abstract: A laminated glass for vehicle with an inner mirror mounted to an opening of a vehicle body includes a laminated glass including a vehicle outside glass plate, and a vehicle inside glass plate bonded to the vehicle outside glass plate via an intermediate film; and an inner mirror mounted to the laminated glass via a mirror base. A plate thickness of the vehicle inside glass plate is less than a plate thickness of the vehicle outside glass plate, and is 1.3 mm or less. The vehicle inside glass plate has a cutout portion in at least a part of an upper edge. The mirror base is mounted to a vehicle interior surface of the vehicle outside glass plate through the cutout portion of the vehicle inside glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Toshimi Yajima, Kiyoshi Nobuoka
  • Patent number: 10676578
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass comprising: (a) polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin having an average molecular weight (Mw) as measured by Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) from about 175,000 to about 210,000 Dalton; and (b) about 30 to about 50 parts per hundred (pph) of a plasticizer. The interlayer film interposed between two glass sheets forms laminated glass having a pummel adhesion value that is greater in an outer area of the laminated glass than in a middle area of the laminated glass after the laminated glass has been maintained at 50° C. and 95% relative humidity (RH) for 28 days. The laminated glass exhibits improved durability and does not delaminate over time, even in the presence of high temperature and humidity conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Yen Chang, Cheng-Fan Wang
  • Patent number: 10639970
    Abstract: A front quarter glass includes a window plate, a frame-like black ceramic layer on a peripheral portion of an interior side surface, and an anti-fogging film provided in a region excluding an entire peripheral portion of the window plate. A boundary is between the regions where the anti-fogging film is provided and not provided, has no perspective distortion, and has a boundary line of 10-200 ?m that is visually recognized by scattering of incoming light. An outer periphery of the anti-fogging film is located is located 8 mm (0.31 inch) inside from an inner periphery of the black ceramic layer in a first region. The first region is to less than 50% of an entire inner periphery including a lower front portion. The outer periphery of the anti-fogging film is located 8-35 mm (0.31-1.38 inches) inside the inner periphery of the black ceramic layer in a second region excluding the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Irie, Nana Sato
  • Patent number: 10626044
    Abstract: Provided is an ultraviolet-radiation absorbing glass product, characterized by: having a transmittance of ultraviolet radiation (TUV), as specified by ISO 9050: 2003, of 2% or less at a plate thickness of 3.5 mm, and transmittance of visible light (TVA) of 8 to 28% inclusive, based on the Standard Illuminant A at a plate thickness of 3.5 mm; and the color of the glass, as denoted by the chromaticity coordinates x, y in the XYZ color coordinate system based on a 2-degree visual field of the Standard Illuminant C as specified by JIS Z8701: 1999, satisfying the following expressions (1) and (2). (1) y??0.735×x+0.544 (2) y?1.389×x?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shuichi Akada, Soshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10604834
    Abstract: A method for making low emissivity panels, including control the composition of a barrier layer formed on a thin conductive silver layer. The barrier structure can include a ternary alloy of nickel, titanium, and niobium, which showed improvements in overall performance than those from binary barrier results. The percentage of nickel can be between 5 and 15 wt %. The percentage of titanium can be between 30 and 50 wt %. The percentage of niobium can be between 40 and 60 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Brent Boyce, Jeremy Cheng, Muhammad Imran, Jingyu Lao, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Zhi-Wen Wen Sun, Yu Wang, Yongli Xu, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10591653
    Abstract: A composite stack may include a first substrate layer, a functional layer that includes silver, a first blocker layer that includes a corrosion resistant material and a second blocker layer that includes a blocker material selected from any one of Ti, Ni, Cr, Cu, Al, Mg, NiCr, or alloys thereof. The second blocker layer may be adjacent to the first blocker layer. The composite stack may further have a VLT of at least about 50% and a TSER of at least about 30%. The composite stack may also or in the alternative have an emissivity of not greater than about 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noémie Chocat
  • Patent number: 10591646
    Abstract: An infrared anti-reflection film structure, an anti-reflection film layer, including a material of zinc oxide, comprising a top anti-reflection film layer and a bottom anti-reflection film layer, wherein the top anti-reflection film layer is disposed on a top side of the base material and the bottom anti-reflection film layer is disposed on a bottom side of the base material; and the base material is manufactured by a floating zone crystal growth method. Through the silicon base material manufactured by the high purity crystal growth method, the silicon base material replaces germanium as the high refractive index material and base material. And coating the anti-reflection film layer on the surface of the silicon base material, so as to apply the infrared anti-reflection film structure to the thermal imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Shih-Hao Chan, Shiang-Feng Tang, Shao-Ze Tseng, Kun-Chi Lo, Sheng-Hui Chen, Wen-Jen Lin
  • Patent number: 10575404
    Abstract: An electronic component includes an element body, a thin film layer disposed to cover a pair of end surfaces and four side surfaces, a first external electrode and a second external electrode, and internal conductors, wherein each of the first external electrode and the second external electrode has first electrode layers disposed on the thin film layer and electrically connected to the internal conductors, and second electrode layers disposed to cover the first electrode layers, and a thermal conductivity of the second electrode layers is lower than a thermal conductivity of the first electrode layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyoshi Yoshida, Kouki Yamada, Hisashi Aiba, Kazuto Takeya, Hiroya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10553732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conductive paste and a method for producing solar cell by using the same. The conductive paste comprises at least silver powders and a composite glass frit comprising a first type of glass frit containing lead oxides and silicon oxides and a second type of glass frit containing tellurium oxides and zinc oxides wherein the first type of glass frit and the second type of glass frit are in a weight ratio of 93:7 to 44:56.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GIGA SOLAR MATERIALS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsien Yeh, Po-Yang Shih, Jen-Ren Shen, Peng-Sheng Tseng
  • Patent number: 10545264
    Abstract: Partially transparent devices and methods that reduce actual and/or perceived glare by incorporating absorbing materials are described. Actual and/or perceived glare can be reduced by multi-path absorption in the device. Perceived glare is further reduced by accounting for the psychophysics of human visual perception as a function of wavelength, orientation, and field illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: High Performance Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Haaland
  • Patent number: 10539265
    Abstract: A vacuum heat insulator includes inner box (403), external plate (401), and gas barrier container (402). Gas barrier container (402) includes core material (423), first member (421) that has a box shape including a first opening portion, and second member (422) that tightly closes the first opening portion. Core material (423) is disposed inside first member (421). Inner box (403) includes a second opening portion. Gas barrier container (402) is disposed inside inner box (403). The second opening portion is closed by external plate (401). First member (421) has such a shape that an outer face of first member (421) fits with an inner face of inner box (403).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Kitano, Hideji Kawarazaki, Toshiaki Hirano, Tsuyoki Hirai
  • Patent number: 10540047
    Abstract: A multi-layer conductive coating is substantially transparent to visible light, contains at least one conductive layer comprising silver that is sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers, and may be used as an electrode and/or conductive trace in a capacitive touch panel. The multi-layer conductive coating may contain a dielectric layer(s), and may be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like. In certain example embodiments, different electrodes of the touch panel may be formed by different silver based layers of the same or different multi-layer coatings. In patterning the electrodes, different laser scribing wavelengths may be used to pattern different respective silver based layers, of the same or different multi-layer coating(s), in certain example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Willem Den Boer
  • Patent number: 10512160
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a conductive structure body and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ilha Lee, Ki-Hwan Kim, Song Ho Jang, Jin Woo Park, Chan Hyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10483101
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glass-based articles having a first surface having an edge, wherein a maximum optical retardation of the first surface is at the edge and the maximum optical retardation is less than or equal to about 40 nm and wherein the optical retardation decreases from the edge toward a central region of the first surface, the central region having a boundary defined by a distance from the edge toward a center point of the first surface, wherein the distance is ½ of the shortest distance from the edge to the center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sumalee Likitvanichkul Fagan, William John Furnas, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kuksenkova
  • Patent number: 10479063
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system and method for applying a masking material to a glass unit. In an embodiment, the method can include applying a masking material to a roller, cutting the masking material on the roller, and transferring the masking material from the roller to a glass unit. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PDS IG Holding LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 10471686
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a laminated glass capable of exhibiting high deaeration properties even in a nip roll method and hardly forming air bubbles to enable the production of a highly visible laminated glass, and a laminated glass including the interlayer film for a laminated glass. The present invention relates to an interlayer film for a laminated glass, having a large number of recesses and a large number of projections on at least one surface, the recesses each having a groove shape with a continuous bottom and being regularly adjacent to each other in parallel with one another, the recesses each having a groove shape with a continuous bottom having a ratio (R/Sm×100) of a radius of rotation R of the bottom to an interval Sm between the recesses of 15% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Nakayama, Hiroaki Inui, Hirofumi Kitano
  • Patent number: 10465285
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising applying a first slurry on a surface of the composite structure, heating the composite structure to a temperature sufficient to form a base layer on the composite structure, forming a sealing slurry comprising at least one of acid aluminum phosphate or orthophosphoric acid, applying the sealing slurry to the base layer, and heating the composite structure to a second temperature sufficient to form a sealing layer on the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anthony M. Mazany
  • Patent number: 10457593
    Abstract: Provided is a glass sheet (1) with a film, including a laminated film (2), which includes a plurality of films laminated together, formed on a glass sheet (3). The laminated film (2) includes: an inorganic material film (4), which contains at least a noble metal, formed on the glass sheet (3); a plated metal film (5) formed on the inorganic material film; and a metal film (6) formed on the plated metal film (5). The laminated film (2) is black when viewed from a glass sheet (3) side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Uchida, Masahiro Yoshino, Michinari Sone, Kayoko Fukuda, Noriko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10450231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a composite material from an organic liquid, consisting of preparing a geopolymer by dissolution/polycondensation of an aluminosilicate source in an activation solution comprising said organic liquid. The present invention also relates to the thereby prepared composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: David Lambertin, Adrien Rooses, Fabien Frizon
  • Patent number: 10452888
    Abstract: The present application discloses a flexible display panel having a flexible touch panel and a flexible display module laminated together with the flexible touch panel. The flexible touch panel includes a touch sensor having a plurality of touch electrodes configured to detect a touch, and a capacitive fingerprint sensor having an array of capacitive sensing electrodes configured to enable identification of a fingerprint of a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Xu, Xue Dong, Jing Lv, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Xiaoliang Ding
  • Patent number: 10444926
    Abstract: A multi-layer conductive coating is substantially transparent to visible light, contains at least one conductive layer comprising silver that is sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers, and may be used as an electrode and/or conductive trace in a capacitive touch panel. The multi-layer conductive coating may contain a dielectric layer of or including zirconium oxide (e.g., ZrO2) and/or silicon nitride, and may be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like. The touch panel may further include a functional film(s) which may be one or more of: an index-matching film, an antiglare film, an anti-fingerprint film, and anti-microbial film, a scratch resistant film, and/or an antireflective (AR) film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Willem Den Boer, Alexey Krasnov, Jason Blush, Eric W. Akkashian
  • Patent number: 10444925
    Abstract: A multi-layer conductive coating is substantially transparent to visible light, contains at least one conductive layer comprising silver that is sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers, and may be used as an electrode and/or conductive trace in a capacitive touch panel. The multi-layer conductive coating may contain a dielectric layer of or including zirconium oxide (e.g., ZrO2) and/or silicon nitride, and may be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like. The coating may have increased resistivity, and thus reduced conductivity, compared to pure silver layers of certain coatings, in order to allow the silver-based coating to be more suitable for use as touch panel electrode(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Willem Den Boer, Jason Blush, Eric W. Akkashian
  • Patent number: 10428100
    Abstract: Lead halide perovskites have proven to be a versatile class of visible light absorbers that allow rapid access to the long minority carrier lifetimes and diffusion lengths desirable for traditional single-junction photovoltaics. Computational screening identified both Fe- and Co-substituted MAPbBr3 as promising intermediate band candidate materials, and the later films were synthesized via conventional solution-based processing techniques. First-principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations support the existence of intermediate bands upon Co incorporation and enhanced sub-gap absorption, which are confirmed by UV-visible-NIR absorption spectroscopy. The simple tenability combined with steady state and time-resolved PL studies that reveal no sign of self-quenching suggest this class of materials to be promising for intermediate band photovoltaics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew D. Sampson, Maria K. Chan, Alex B. Martinson
  • Patent number: 10429549
    Abstract: An optical element including a reflective coating is disclosed. In an embodiment the reflective coating includes an adhesion-promoting layer, an at least partially reflective silver layer disposed on the adhesion-promoting layer and a protective layer system disposed on the silver layer, wherein the protective layer system includes a plurality of dielectric layers, wherein the dielectric layers include at least one first layer and at least one second layer, wherein the first layer and the second layer have a different resistance to at least two different contamination substances, wherein the dielectric layers have a thickness of not more than 30 nm, and wherein a number of the dielectric layers amounts to at least five.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    Inventors: Mark Schürmann, Stefan Schwinde, Norbert Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10394405
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to capacitive touch panels. First and second glass substrates are substantially parallel and spaced apart from one another. At least one multi-layer transparent conductive coating (TCC) is patterned into electrodes and located between the first and second substrates. The TCC(s) include(s) at least one conductive layer including silver, a dielectric layer including zinc oxide under and directly contacting the conductive layer including silver, and a dielectric layer(s) including tin oxide or silicon nitride over the conductive layer including silver. Processing circuitry electrically connects to the electrodes and measures an aspect of the electrodes' capacitance. A laminate material is located between the first and second glass substrates. The TCC(s), when blanket deposited, may have a visible transmission of at least 88%, a sheet resistances of no more than 10 ohms per square, and a haze of no more than 0.5%. Mutual and self-capacitance designs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Jason Blush, Eric W. Akkashian, Willem Den Boer, Alexey Krasnov
  • Patent number: 10377675
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for coating a composite structure, comprising forming a first slurry by combining a first pre-slurry composition with a first carrier fluid, applying the first slurry on a surface of the composite structure, and heating the composite structure to a temperature sufficient to form a base layer on the composite structure. The first pre-slurry composition may comprise a first phosphate glass composition and a low coefficient of thermal expansion material, wherein the low coefficient of thermal expansion material is a material with a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than 10×10?6° C.?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony M. Mazany, Steven A. Poteet
  • Patent number: 10377105
    Abstract: A glass protective film includes a base film formed by melting a weak adhesive polymer to be adhered to a glass plate by weak adhesion; a first surface of the base film prepared into a weak adhesive surface, which is a mirror surface; and a second surface thereof prepared into a non-adhesive surface which is a rough bead surface. Beads for preparing the rough bead surface are hexagonal, rectangular or triangular beads or ball beads prepared by cutting a film; and the ceiling reach rate of the beads of the rough bead surface is 30% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Han Jin Printing & Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Taek Kim, Nam Tae Kim, Seok Bong Lyu, Ki Woong Choi
  • Patent number: 10364188
    Abstract: A composition for a refractory material comprising a base mixture having a composition in oxide (mol %) as follows: SiO2 between 69% and 73%; Al2O3 between 22% and 28%; TiO2 between 0.4% and 1%; Fe2O3 between 0.2% and 1%; CaO between 0.1% and 1%; MgO between 0.1% and 1%; K2O between 0.5% and 2%; Na2O between 0.1% and 0.5%; and comprising a filler mixture comprising at least one from between a schamotte and a smelting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOTTEGA DEL FUOCO DI DAVOLI E C. SNC
    Inventors: Davide Davoli, Simone Davoli
  • Patent number: 10358385
    Abstract: The invention relates to heat treatable solar control glazing showing low-emissivity properties, and possibly also anti-solar properties and methods to manufacture such glazing. They comprise a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers comprising n functional layer(s) reflecting infrared radiation and n+1 dielectric layers, with n?1, each functional layer being surrounded by dielectric layers. At least one dielectric layer above a functional layer comprises a layer consisting essentially of silicon oxide, preferably deposited by PECVD, and the stack comprises a barrier layer based on zinc oxide above and in direct contact with any functional layer which has a silicon oxide layer in the dielectric layer directly above it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC GLASS COMPANY NORTH AMERICA
    Inventors: Philippe Roquiny, Oliver Kappertz, Joerg Moennekes, Yuping Lin, Stijn Mahieu, Anne-Christine Baudouin
  • Patent number: 10310142
    Abstract: There is provided an optical device including a display device, and a transparent substrate that is disposed on a side of a display surface of the display device. When the transparent substrate is evaluated by using a three index values of a resolution index value T, a reflection image diffusiveness index value R, and a sparkle index value S, the following conditions are satisfied: the resolution index value T?0.2, the reflection image diffusiveness index value R?0.2, and the sparkle index value S?60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Minoru Tamada, Yusuke Kobayashi, Tomonobu Senoo
  • Patent number: 10259743
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass substrate including a stack of coating layers having control properties, in which stack comprises at least one niobium metal layer located between a layer of a dielectric material selected from Si3N4 or TiOx and a layer of a protective metal material selected from TIN or Ni—Cr, conferring solar control and heat resistance properties on the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Vidrio Plano de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: José Luis Tavares-Cortés, José Guadalupe Cid-Aguilar, Arturo Si Ming Lamshing-Tai, Edgar Valverde-Chong, Jorge Sanchez-Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10246372
    Abstract: There are provided coated articles that include two or more infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., of or including NbZr, Nb, NiCr, NiCrMo, and/or a nitride thereof) sandwiched between at least dielectric layers, and/or a method of making the same. The coating may be designed so that the coated articles realize blue glass side reflective coloration in combination with a low glass side visible reflectance, acceptable film side coloration, and low solar factor (SF) and/or a low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). Such coated articles may be used in the context of monolithic windows, insulating glass (IG) window units, laminated windows, and/or other suitable applications, and may optionally be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered) in certain instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Guardian Europe S.A.R.L., Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Philip J. Lingle
  • Patent number: 10247855
    Abstract: There are provided coated articles that include two or more infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., of or including NbZr, Nb, NiCr, NiCrMo, and/or a nitride thereof) sandwiched between at least dielectric layers, and/or a method of making the same. The coating may be designed so that the coated articles realize grey (including black) glass side reflective coloration in combination with a low solar factor (SF) and/or a low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). Such coated articles may be used in the context of monolithic windows, insulating glass (IG) window units, laminated windows, and/or other suitable applications, and may optionally be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered) in certain instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Guardian Glass, LLC, Guardian Europe S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Philip J. Lingle, Bernd Disteldorf
  • Patent number: 10248276
    Abstract: A multi-layer conductive coating is substantially transparent to visible light, contains at least one conductive layer comprising silver that is sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers, and may be used as an electrode and/or conductive trace in a capacitive touch panel. The multi-layer conductive coating may contain a dielectric layer of or including zirconium oxide (e.g., ZrO2) and/or silicon nitride, and may be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like. The touch panel may further include a functional film(s) which may be one or more of: an index-matching film, an antiglare film, an anti-fingerprint film, and anti-microbial film, a scratch resistant film, and/or an antireflective (AR) film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Willem Den Boer, Alexey Krasnov, Jason Blush, Eric W. Akkashian
  • Patent number: 10245641
    Abstract: A substrate holder for a lithographic apparatus has a main body having a thin-film stack provided on a surface thereof. The thin-film stack forms an electronic or electric component such as an electrode, a sensor, a heater, a transistor or a logic device, and has a top isolation layer. A plurality of burls to support a substrate are formed on the thin-film stack or in apertures of the thin-film stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Raymond Wilhelmus Louis Lafarre, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Nicolaas Ten Kate, Nina Vladimirovna Dziomkina, Yogesh Pramod Karade, Elisabeth Corinne Rodenburg
  • Patent number: 10248274
    Abstract: A multi-layer conductive coating is substantially transparent to visible light, contains at least one conductive layer comprising silver that is sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers, and may be used as an electrode and/or conductive trace in a capacitive touch panel. The multi-layer conductive coating may contain a dielectric layer(s), and may be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like. In certain example embodiments, different electrodes of the touch panel may be formed by different silver based layers of the same or different multi-layer coatings. In patterning the electrodes, different laser scribing wavelengths may be used to pattern different respective silver based layers, of the same or different multi-layer coating(s), in certain example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Willem Den Boer
  • Patent number: 10221092
    Abstract: There are provided coated articles that include two or more infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., of or including NbZr, Nb, NiCr, NiCrMo, and/or a nitride thereof) sandwiched between at least dielectric layers, and/or a method of making the same. The coating may be designed so that the coated articles realize green glass side reflective coloration in combination with a low solar factor (SF) and/or a low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). Such coated articles may be used in the context of monolithic windows, insulating glass (IG) window units, laminated windows, and/or other suitable applications, and may optionally be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered) in certain instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Guardian Glass, LLC, Guardian Europe S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Philip J. Lingle
  • Patent number: 10222923
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to capacitive touch panels. First and second glass substrates are substantially parallel and spaced apart from one another. At least one multi-layer transparent conductive coating (TCC) is patterned into electrodes and located between the first and second substrates. The TCC(s) include(s) at least one conductive layer including silver, a dielectric layer including zinc oxide under and directly contacting the conductive layer including silver, and a dielectric layer(s) including tin oxide or silicon nitride over the conductive layer including silver. Processing circuitry electrically connects to the electrodes and measures an aspect of the electrodes' capacitance. A laminate material is located between the first and second glass substrates. The TCC(s), when blanket deposited, may have a visible transmission of at least 88%, a sheet resistances of no more than 10 ohms per square, and a haze of no more than 0.5%. Mutual and self-capacitance designs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Jason Blush, Eric W. Akkashian, Willem Den Boer, Alexey Krasnov