Next To Another Silicon Containing Layer Patents (Class 428/428)
  • Patent number: 10974986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkali-free glass substrate in which when the alkali-free glass substrate is melted, and while holding a temperature at 1400° C., reduced in pressure from an atmospheric pressure to 33.33 kPa at a constant pressure reduction rate for 20 minutes and held at 33.33 kPa for 5 minutes, a diameter of a grown bubble is at least 3 times a diameter of an initial bubble. A bubble having a diameter of 0.1 to 0.3 mm contained in a molten glass at 1400° C. before starting pressure reduction is defined as the initial bubble. A bubble after held at 33.33 kPa for 5 minutes corresponding to the initial bubble is defined as a grown bubble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Hirose, Takashi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10953908
    Abstract: A steering wheel hands off detection (HOD) cover may include a HOD pad having a fabric made of a non-woven fabric or a foam sponge of a non-woven fabric. A conductive plating surface of the fabric may be surface plated and on which sensing responses occur with respect to a contact state (hands ON) and a non-contact state (hands OFF) due to a physical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyoung-Jun Ahn
  • Patent number: 10956708
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels; a cover glass on the display panel and having a plurality of first grooves; and a plurality of first sensing electrodes respectively in the plurality of first grooves. The plurality of first grooves have a shape on a plane corresponding to a shape of the plurality of first sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoungwook Jang, Jeongyun Han
  • Patent number: 10926515
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a colored laminated glass which exhibits a visible light transmittance Tv of 5% or lower, small variation in visible light transmittance and an excellent appearance when incorporated in a laminated glass together with two clear glass plates in conformity with JIS R3202 (1996), and a colored laminated glass produced using the interlayer film for a colored laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Yamamoto, Manabu Matsumoto, Hiroaki Inui, Atsushi Nohara
  • Patent number: 10875279
    Abstract: A method for autoclave-free lamination of a composite pane. A stack sequence of a substrate pane, at least one intermediate layer, and a cover pane is produced, a vacuum ring or a vacuum bag is placed around the stack sequence, the stack sequence is deaerated for a period of t?8 min and at a temperature T from 0° C. to 30° C. by application of a negative pressure of p?0.3 bar to the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag, the stack sequence is heated to a temperature T of 70° C. to 115° C., the stack sequence is deaerated for a period t of t?8 min by application of a negative pressure of p?0.3 bar to the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag, the stack sequence is cooled to a temperature T<70° C., the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag is aerated and removed, the stack sequence is heated to a temperature T from 40° C. to 120° C., the stack sequence is pressed together between at least two opposing calender rollers of a first calender unit over the entire width b of the stack sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stephan Gier, Stefan Luecke, Wojciech Kluczewski
  • Patent number: 10863745
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10856550
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10830930
    Abstract: An antireflective infrared cut filter coating may be applied on transparent substrates within electronic devices, such as sapphire or glass substrates. The transparent substrates may be windows for optical components or may be cover glasses for displays. The antireflective infrared cut filter coating may be formed from a thin-film interference filter having a plurality of thin-film layers of varying materials and thicknesses. The antireflective infrared cut filter coating may transmit light neutrally across visible wavelengths and may reflect infrared light. In this way, the antireflective infrared cut filter coating may reduce unwanted infrared light from reaching underlying optical components, such as wide-angle cameras, thereby reducing undesirable artifacts in images generated by the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler R. Roschuk, Jun Li, Biao Qi, Justin L. Laird
  • Patent number: 10760328
    Abstract: A structural glazing assembly is provided. The structural glazing assembly comprises a frame and a transparent panel, optionally spaced apart by a transparent spacer material. The frame and panel being adhered to each other by a layer of a transparent silicone elastomer located there between. In general, the silicone elastomer is the cured elastomeric product of a moisture-curable hot melt silicone adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DOW SILICONES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dominique Culot
  • Patent number: 10670774
    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 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Philip J. Lingle, Bernd Disteldorf
  • Patent number: 10640412
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plurality of vacuum insulating glass (VIG) units, wherein the method comprises providing a plurality of first glass panes, applying a soldering material arranged for subsequent connection with a second glass pane to provide a seal between an outside of the VIG unit and an inside void of the VIG unit, moving the first glass panes comprising the soldering material into a treatment compartment, wherein the treatment compartment is pre-heated, drying the soldering material in a heating step by evaporating solvent, wherein the heating is forced convection heating, moving the first glass panes to a cooling compartment, cooling first glass panes and the soldering material thereon in a cooling step, wherein the cooling is by forced convection cooling, moving the first glass panes from the cooling compartment, and subsequently connecting the first glass panes to second glass panes using the dried soldering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Peter Sønderkaer
  • Patent number: 10588178
    Abstract: During operation, a facility may utilize many sensors, such as cameras, to generate sensor data. Some of these sensors may be housed within protective enclosures. The enclosures may be inside specially controlled environments, such as refrigerators, freezers, and so forth. During operation of the facility, moisture may accumulate on these enclosures, impairing the ability of the camera to acquire an image through the window. Described are devices to selectively heat a viewable area of the window such that moisture accumulation is reduced with minimal power use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Nelson, Heather Anne Ralph, Matthew David Mickelson, Brad Nathaniel Arnold, Matthew Christopher Smith, Daniel Joseph Peters, Kevin Bailey
  • Patent number: 10556822
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like in a low-E coating, and methods of making the same. In certain cases, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes nickel and/or titanium (e.g., NixTiyOz). The provision of a layer including nickel titanium and/or an oxide thereof may permit a layer to be used that has good adhesion to the IR reflecting layer, and reduced absorption of visible light (resulting in a coated article with a higher visible transmission). When a layer including nickel titanium oxide is provided directly over and/or under the IR reflecting layer (e.g., as a barrier layer), this may result in improved chemical and mechanical durability. Thus, visible transmission may be improved if desired, without compromising durability; or, durability may simply be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC., GUARDIAN EUROPE S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Patent number: 10488586
    Abstract: A glass light-guide plate having a small color difference and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The light-guide plate includes glass containing 70 to 85 wt % of SiO2, 5 to 20 wt % of B2O3, 0 to 5 wt % of Al2O3, 1 to 7 wt % of R2O (here, R is at least one of Li, Na, and K), 0 to 0.005 wt % of Fe2O3, and less than 0.002 wt % of a transition metal oxide for adjusting a color difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jin Shim, Chang-Hee Lee, Byung-Kook Choi, Jun-Bo Choi, Du-Sun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10466390
    Abstract: Provided is a silica film, etc. not having the film strength thereof being easily degraded, even when hollow silica particles are contained therein. Further, provided is a silica film, etc. having a lower reflectivity. A silica layer (the silica film) comprises silica and fluorinated hollow silica particles. The silica is formed by converting polysilazane into silica. The fluorinated hollow silica particles are locally distributed on the surface of the silica layer. The part where the fluorinated hollow silica particles are localized has the function of a low refractive index layer, and the parts other than the part where the fluorinated hollow silica particles are localized have the function of a hard coat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeto Kobori
  • Patent number: 10418191
    Abstract: An outer electrode includes sintered layers each containing a sintered metal, an electrically insulating glass layer, and metal layers each containing at least one of Sn and Cu. Each sintered layer covers a respective end surface of a body and extends from the end surface to at least one main surface of the body. The glass layer is directly provided on the sintered layers located on the end surfaces of the body, extends in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to side surfaces of the body, and defines a portion of a surface of the outer electrode. Each metal layer covers a portion of one of the sintered layers other than a portion of the corresponding sintered layer that is covered with the glass layer, and defines another portion of the surface of the outer electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nishisaka, Tomoe Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10374190
    Abstract: A sealing film including a substrate film, a sealing layer, and an adhesive layer in this order, wherein the sealing film has a tensile elastic modulus of equal to or higher than 1,000 MPa, and retardation of a layer portion provided at the sealing layer side relative to the substrate film in the sealing film after sealing is equal to or smaller than 20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Tazaki, Hiroyasu Inoue, Atsushi Ishiguro, Yohei Koide
  • Patent number: 10322965
    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 bronze 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: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Guardian Glass, LLC, Guardian Europe S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Philip J. Lingle, Bernd Disteldorf
  • Patent number: 10287208
    Abstract: Provided is a functional building material for windows and doors, which is a multi-layered structure including: a transparent glass substrate; and a low emissivity coating formed on a surface of the transparent glass substrate, wherein the low emissivity coating includes a lowermost barrier layer, a dielectric layer, a low emissivity protective layer, a low emissivity layer, and an uppermost protective layer, wherein the lowermost barrier layer is located at the lowermost portion of the low emissivity coating to contact the transparent glass substrate, and the uppermost protective layer is located at the uppermost portion at which the low emissivity coating is outwardly exposed, wherein the lowermost barrier layer is multi-layered to include a first layer contacting the transparent glass substrate and a second layer located on the upper part of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Woo You, Youn-Ki Jun, Dae-Hoon Kwon, Sung-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10254444
    Abstract: The claimed invention provides an anti-glare film which has high pencil hardness and high scratch resistance along with crack prevention, and also has high image contrast and excellent anti-glare property. Provided is an anti-glare film including a light transmitting substrate, and an anti-glare layer having surface roughness on at least one surface of the light transmitting substrate. The anti-glare layer includes chain-like inorganic fine particles which have an area ratio of 30 to 94% in the thickness direction cross section of the anti-glare layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Tsujimoto, Aya Naitou, Yukihiro Doumori, Takashi Narikawa, Takashi Kodama
  • Patent number: 10242875
    Abstract: A diffusion agent composition that, even when a semiconductor substrate which is an object into which an impurity diffusion ingredient is to be diffused has, on a surface thereof, a three-dimensional structure having nano-scale fine voids on a surface thereof, can be evenly coated on the whole area of an inner surface of the fine voids, whereby boron can be diffused into the semiconductor substrate, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor substrate using the composition. The composition includes an impurity diffusion ingredient and a hydrolyzable Si compound to produce a silanol group, the impurity diffusion ingredient containing a complex compound containing boron having a specific structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sawada, Yu Takahashi, Takuya Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 10185113
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for improving strength of a thin glass cover for an electronic device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the glass member can have improved strength by forming its edges with a predetermined geometry and/or by chemically strengthening the edges. Advantageously, the glass member can be not only thin but also adequately strong to limit susceptibility to damage. In one embodiment, the glass member can pertain to a glass cover for a housing for an electronic device. The glass cover can be provided over or integrated with a display, such as a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Prest, Stephen Paul Zadesky
  • Patent number: 10138160
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a coated article including at least one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of a material such as silver or the like in a low-E coating, and methods of making the same. In certain cases, at least one layer of the coating is of or includes nickel and/or titanium (e.g., NixTiyOz). The provision of a layer including nickel titanium and/or an oxide thereof may permit a layer to be used that has good adhesion to the IR reflecting layer, and reduced absorption of visible light (resulting in a coated article with a higher visible transmission). When a layer including nickel titanium oxide is provided directly over and/or under the IR reflecting layer (e.g., as a barrier layer), this may result in improved chemical and mechanical durability. Thus, visible transmission may be improved if desired, without compromising durability; or, durability may simply be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Anton Dietrich, Greg Miller, Richard Blacker, Muhammad Imran, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Patent number: 10106456
    Abstract: An LAS-glass for producing a transparent glass-ceramic and an LAS-glass-ceramic having a predetermined chroma C* and a predetermined visually determinable scatter value (S) are provided. The LAS-glass and LAS-glass-ceramic has a process window as large as possible during the nucleus formation process with respect to the residence time in the relevant temperature range for the formation of nuclei.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Falk Gabel, Evelin Weiss, Michael Bug, Friedrich Siebers, Thoralf Johansson
  • Patent number: 10045539
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10045537
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10035812
    Abstract: A perfluoropolyether-modified polysilazane of silazane units of formula (1), where Q is a divalent organic group, p and q are an integer of at least 1, r and s are an integer of at least 0, and x is an integer of 1 to 3. A surface treating agent comprising the polysilazane is improved in water/oil repellency, surface slip and smear wipe-off. F(CF2O)p(CF2CF2O)q(CF2CF2CF2O)r(CF2CF2CF2CF2O)s—CxF2x-Q-Si(NH)1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamane, Noriyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 10030941
    Abstract: A multilayer armor is provided that includes a first rigid layer, a second rigid layer, and an interlayer securing the first and second rigid layers to one another. At least one of the first and second rigid layers can include a plurality of regions with a physical or material property that varies between the regions. The interlayer can have a force-extension ratio of 5,600 psi/in or less. The interlayer can have a physical or material property that varies within the interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ORAN SAFETY GLASS INC.
    Inventors: John Carberry, Katherine Leighton, Carsten Weinhold, Eric Urruti
  • Patent number: 9974310
    Abstract: A method of making a ceramic glaze formulation having an antimicrobial property for use with a ceramic article. The method comprises fritting an antimicrobial formulation in a flux frit, providing least one unfritted antimicrobial component, providing a silver carrier in a glass matrix, and combining the flux frit, the at least one unfritted component, and the silver carrier in the glass matrix to form the ceramic glaze formulation. The silver carrier is combined at an addition rate based on a dry weight basis of the ceramic glaze formulation. A ceramic glaze additive formulation and ceramic glazed article are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventors: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr., Nathan L. Fields
  • Patent number: 9949808
    Abstract: A process for producing a ceramic body (100), in particular a dental ceramic blank, having selectively adjustable degrees of expression of one or more different physical properties, wherein the ceramic body (100) has a porosity to enable the control of a selective distribution of one or more chemical substances (101, 102) that are suitable for influencing the physical properties of the ceramic body (100), and in a first step, which is a loading step, the ceramic body is loaded with one or more solutions (104) of the one or more chemical substances (101, 102). In a second step, which is a distribution step, the distribution of the one or more chemical substances (101, 102) within the porous ceramic body (100) is controlled, wherein a progression and/or a spatial progression of the degree of expression of the one or more physical properties can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: WDT-Wolz-Dental-Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Wolz
  • Patent number: 9896527
    Abstract: Embodiments for a crosslinked alkoxysilyl polynorbornene homopolymer and methods of making crosslinked alkoxysilyl polynorbornene homopolymer are provided, where the method comprises polymerizing through addition polymerization or ring opening metathesis polymerization a norbornene monomer comprising an alkoxysilyl moiety in the presence of a catalyst to produce an alkoxysilyl modified polynorbornene homopolymer, and producing a crosslinked alkoxysilyl polynorbornene homopolymer through sol-gel initiated crosslinking of the alkoxysilyl modified polynorbornene homopolymer at ambient conditions, or acid-catalyzed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Sundell, John A. Lawrence, III
  • Patent number: 9856407
    Abstract: A water-repellent transparent coating-substrate assembly includes a substrate and a water-repellent transparent coating disposed on a surface of the substrate, the transparent coating including an inorganic oxide fine particle layer containing inorganic oxide fine particles, and an overcoating layer disposed on the inorganic oxide fine particle layer, the surface of the water-repellent transparent coating having irregularities including depressions and protrusions in which the protrusions have an average height (TF) in the range of 30 to 500 nm and an average protrusion interval (pitch width) (WF) in the range of 50 to 1000 nm, the water-repellent transparent coating having a water contact angle in the range of 130 to 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuhko Hakoshima, Masayuki Matsuda, Ryo Muraguchi, Kazutaka Egami, Tsuguo Koyanagi, Mitsuaki Kumazawa, Satoshi Yoshida, Yuji Tawarasako
  • Patent number: 9816179
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for manufacturing a precursor for a primary preform for optical fibers via an internal plasma deposition process. An exemplary method includes creating a first plasma reaction zone having first reaction conditions in the interior of a hollow substrate tube to deposit non-vitrified silica layers on the inner surface of the hollow substrate tube, and subsequently creating a second plasma reaction zone having second reaction conditions in the interior of the hollow substrate tube to deposit vitrified silica layers on the deposited, non-vitrified silica layers. Thereafter, the hollow substrate tube is removed from the deposited, vitrified silica layers to yield a deposited tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Draka Comteq, B.V.
    Inventors: Igor Milicevic, Johannes Antoon Hartsuiker, Mattheus Jacobus Nicolaas van Stralen, Gertjan Krabshuis
  • Patent number: 9776911
    Abstract: High thermal conductivity dielectric materials systems or pastes are useful on aluminum alloy substrates for LED and high power circuitry applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sridharan, Orville W. Brown, George E. Graddy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9764981
    Abstract: Low CTE glass compositions and glass articles formed from the same are described. In one embodiment, a glass composition includes from about 60 mol. % to about 66 mol. % SiO2; from about 7 mol. % to about 10 mol. % AI2O3; and from about 14 mol. % to about 18 mol. % B2O3 as glass network formers. The glass composition may further include from about 9 mol. % to about 16 mol. % alkaline earth oxide. The alkaline earth oxide includes at least CaO. The CaO may be present in the glass composition in a concentration from about 3 mol. % to about 12 mol. %. The glass composition is free from alkali metals. The glass composition has a coefficient of thermal expansion which is less than or equal to 40×10?7/° C. averaged over the temperature range from about 20° C. to 300° C. The glass composition is particularly well suited for use as a glass cladding layer in a laminated glass article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: John Christopher Mauro
  • Patent number: 9725356
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to heatable glass substrates that may be used in connection with lighting applications, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, a glass substrate supports an antireflective (AR) coating on a first major surface thereof, and a conductive coating on a second, opposite major surface thereof. Bus bars connect the conductive coating to a power source in certain example embodiments. The substrate may be heat treated (e.g., heat strengthened and/or thermally tempered), with one or both coatings thereon. The heatable glass substrate thus may help provide a chemical and/or environmental barrier for the luminaire or lighting system disposed behind it. In addition, or in the alternative, the heatable glass substrate may help reduce the amount of moisture (e.g., snow, rain, ice, fog, etc.) that otherwise could accumulate on the luminaire or lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: David P. Maikowski, David D. McLean, Timothy Bourque, Christopher Hobbs
  • Patent number: 9709717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate carrying a multilayer solar control stack, as well as to a multiple glazing incorporating at least one such sheet of glassy material carrying a solar control stack. The multilayer solar control stack comprises three functional layers based on a material which reflects infrared radiation and four dielectric coatings such that each functional layer is surrounded by dielectric coating. The geometrical thickness of the second functional layer starting from the substrate is less by at least 4% than the geometrical thicknesses of the first and third functional layers. The invention applies particularly to the formation of high-selectivity solar control glazings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AGC Glass Europe
    Inventors: Kadosa Hevesi, Jan Sicha
  • Patent number: 9688565
    Abstract: Provided is a glass composition containing, in mass %: 58 to 64% SiO2; 8 to 12% Al2O3; 6 to 10% MgO; 0 to 1% CaO; 18 to 24% Na2O; 0 to 3% K2O; 0 to 2% TiO2; and 0 to 3% ZrO2. The total content of MgO, CaO, SrO, and BaO is in a range of 7 to 12%. This glass composition is suitable for production by a float process and for chemical strengthening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaka Senshu, Junji Kurachi
  • Patent number: 9676650
    Abstract: The method for producing a glass sheet by down-drawing includes an air pressure controlling step of controlling the air pressure of a furnace outside space formed between a furnace and a covering part that covers the furnace, the furnace including a forming furnace and a lehr, a melting step of melting glass raw materials to form molten glass, a supplying step of supplying the molten glass to a forming cell disposed inside the forming furnace, a forming step of forming a glass sheet by allowing the molten glass to flow down the forming cell, an annealing step of cooling the glass sheet while allowing the glass sheet to flow in one direction in the lehr, and a cutting step of cutting the glass sheet that has been cooled. In the air pressure controlling step, air pressure is controlled such that the air pressure is higher, inside the furnace outside space, at a position more toward the upstream side of the flow direction of the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: AvanStrate Inc., AVANSTRATE KOREA INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kariya, Kimihiko Nakashima
  • Patent number: 9676880
    Abstract: Embodiments for a crosslinked alkoxysilyl polynorbornene homopolymer and methods of making crosslinked alkoxysilyl polynorbornene homopolymer are provided, where the method comprises polymerizing through addition polymerization or ring opening metathesis polymerization a norbornene monomer comprising an alkoxysilyl moiety in the presence of a catalyst to produce an alkoxysilyl modified polynorbornene homopolymer, and producing a crosslinked alkoxysilyl polynorbornene homopolymer through sol-gel initiated crosslinking of the alkoxysilyl modified polynorbornene homopolymer at ambient conditions, or acid-catalyzed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Sundell, John A. Lawrence, III
  • Patent number: 9622471
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antimicrobial and preferably non-cytotoxic coating material and to use of said coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: BIO-GATE AG, FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
    Inventors: Michael Wagener, Klaus Dieter Vissing, Dirk Salz, Peter Steinrücke
  • Patent number: 9566131
    Abstract: An endodontic file with improved fatigue resistance comprising a conical body made of a metal alloy and an amorphous titanium-zirconium-boron film deposited on a surface of the conical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MING CHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jyh-Wei Lee, Yu-Lun Deng, Chun-Pin Lin
  • Patent number: 9563291
    Abstract: A film of a pen input device is provided, and a point determined by a combination of a static friction coefficient value x and a kinetic friction coefficient value y falls within a region including a line segment and the neighborhood of the line segment in a coordinate system showing the static friction coefficient on the X-axis and the kinetic friction coefficient on the Y-axis, the line segment being expressed as y=0.3071x+0.0496 0.26?x?0.13, the following conditions being satisfied: 0.16?the static friction coefficient value x?0.10 0.100?the kinetic friction coefficient value y?0.080, the size a, the height b, and the pitch c of concavities and convexities in the surface satisfying the following conditions: 20 ?m?a?16 ?m 0.9 ?m?b?0.4 ?m 30 ?m?c?26 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta Hosaka, Yasuhiko Yamaguchi, Takamasa Niwa, Masayuki Inoue, Keiichiro Hyodo, Tetsuhiro Shibata
  • Patent number: 9533908
    Abstract: A glass-substrate manufacturing method which includes a forming step and a cooling step. In the forming step, a molten glass is formed into a sheet glass by a down-draw process. In the cooling step, the sheet glass is cooled. The cooling step includes first, second and third coating steps as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kariya
  • Patent number: 9482799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate bearing a solar-control multilayer stack, and to a multiple glazing unit and to a laminated glazing unit incorporating at least one such substrate bearing a solar-control stack. The multilayer stack comprises three functional films, each film, starting from the substrate, being thicker than the preceding one, and four transparent dielectric coatings. The ratio of the optical thickness of the third dielectric coating, to the optical thickness of the final dielectric coating, lies between 2 and 3.2, and the ratio of the optical thickness of the third dielectric coating, to the optical thickness of the second dielectric coating, is either between 0.6 and 0.91 or between 1.15 and 1.7. The invention is applicable, in particular, to production of high-selectivity solar-control glazing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: AGC Glass Europe
    Inventor: Kadosa Hevesi
  • Patent number: 9446980
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9446981
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9434638
    Abstract: An antimicrobial ceramic glazing composition contains one or more antimicrobial agents disposed therein. Methods for making and using the glazing composition are disclosed, as well as substrates having a fired antimicrobial glaze thereon. The antimicrobial agents comprise metallic oxides, with a subset of the disclosed combinations exhibiting synergistic effect in fired glazes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9405046
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe low-e panels and methods for forming low-e panels. A transparent substrate is provided. A reflective layer is formed above the transparent substrate. An over-coating layer is formed above the reflective layer. The over-coating layer includes first, second, and third sub-layers. The second sub-layer is between the first and third sub-layers, and the first and third sub-layers include the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Guowen Ding, Jeremy Cheng, Minh Huu Le, Daniel Schweigert, Zhi-Wen Sun, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9359807
    Abstract: A transparent panel is described. The transparent panel has at least one transparent substrate and at least one electrically conductive coating on at least one surface of the transparent substrate. The electrically conductive coating has at least two functional layers which are arranged one above the other, and each functional layer has at least an optically highly refractive material layer, which has a refractive index greater than or equal to 2.1, and a smoothing layer, which is above the optically highly refractive material layer. The smoothing layer contains at least one non-crystalline oxide, a first matching layer, which is above the smoothing layer, an electrically conductive layer, which is above the first matching layer, and a second matching layer, which is above the electrically conductive layers. The total thickness of all the electrically conductive layers is between 40 nm and 75 nm, and the electrically conductive coating has a low ohm/square sheet resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Christoph Schmitz, Klaus Fischer, Sebastian Janzyk, Marcus Neander, Ulrich Billert, David Luxembourg