Next To Metal Or Compound Thereof Patents (Class 428/432)
  • Patent number: 11289659
    Abstract: Novel electroluminescent devices containing bicarbazole triazine compounds as emissive dopants are described. Devices incorporating this class of compounds exhibit delayed fluorescence characteristics that showed EQE's far exceeding the theoretical limit for a conventional fluorescent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chuanjun Xia, Ken-Tsung Wong, Jason Brooks, James Esler, Raymond Kwong
  • Patent number: 11286200
    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. The subcritical layer can contain copper and silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Paul A. Medwick, Andrew V. Wagner, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr., James P. Thiel, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Benjamin Lucci
  • Patent number: 11261128
    Abstract: The present invention provides low-reflection coating glass in which a dielectric layer having a higher refractive index and a dielectric layer having a lower refractive index are stacked alternately on a glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KCC Glass Corporation
    Inventors: Hyounjoo Lee, Hyunmin Kang, Sanglool Kim, Younghoon Oh, Yunhee Yun
  • Patent number: 11254608
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate that is transparent, the substrate being covered on at least one of its faces, totally or partly, with a protective layer based on zirconium and aluminum mixed oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Jan Hagen, Laura Jane Singh, Alessandro Benedetto, Frédéric Barrieres, Benoît Louis
  • Patent number: 11248768
    Abstract: A transparent optical element for a motor vehicle includes at least one first transparent layer of a polymer material. The optical element further has at least one second transparent layer including at least silicon, titanium, oxygen and nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Nicolas Aubert, Marc Brassier, Damien Revol
  • Patent number: 11249356
    Abstract: A base substrate includes a first base layer and an electrostatic resistant layer that are disposed in a stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Qin, Yonggang Du, Xiangzhen Wang, Bin Wu, Guohua Xu
  • Patent number: 11217444
    Abstract: A method for forming ultraviolet (UV) radiation responsive metal-oxide containing film is disclosed. The method may include, depositing an UV radiation responsive metal oxide-containing film over a substrate by, heating the substrate to a deposition temperature of less than 400° C., contacting the substrate with a first vapor phase reactant comprising a metal component, a hydrogen component, and a carbon component, and contacting the substrate with a second vapor phase reactant comprising an oxygen containing precursor, wherein regions of the UV radiation responsive metal oxide-containing film have a first etch rate after UV irradiation and regions of the UV radiation responsive metal oxide-containing film not irradiated with UV radiation have a second etch rate, wherein the second etch rate is different from the first etch rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Hannu Huotari, Jan Willem Maes
  • Patent number: 11179699
    Abstract: A photocatalytic assembly (100) includes a substrate (110) and a photocatalytic unit (120) laminated on the substrate (110). The photocatalytic unit (120) includes a laminated titanium dioxide layer (122) and a metal layer (124). The titanium dioxide layer (122) has a thickness of 10 nm to 100 nm. The metal layer (124) is formed by stacking metal nanoparticles. The metal nanoparticle is made of at least one selected from the group consisting of rhodium, palladium, platinum, gold, silver, and aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Man Ching Alan Ng, Yanling He, Zilong Wan, Jiahui Peng, Yunxiang Tang
  • Patent number: 11161780
    Abstract: Provided is a functional building material for windows and doors, the material comprising a transparent substrate and a low-emissivity coating formed on one side of the transparent substrate, wherein: the low-emissivity coating comprises a first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer, a lower barrier layer, a third dielectric layer, a first low-emissivity protection layer, a low-emissivity layer, a second low-emissivity protection layer, a fourth dielectric layer, a fifth dielectric layer, an upper barrier layer, and a sixth dielectric layer which are laminated in that order on the transparent substrate; the refractive index of the first dielectric layer and the refractive index of the third dielectric layer are each smaller than the refractive index of the second dielectric layer; and the refractive index of the fourth dielectric layer and the refractive index of the sixth dielectric layer are each smaller than the refractive index of the fifth dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Woo You, Youn-Ki Jun, Dae-Hoon Kwon, Sung-Jin Park, Eul-Doo Park
  • Patent number: 11155493
    Abstract: The invention provides transparent conductive coatings based on indium tin oxide. The coating has an oxide overcoat, such as an alloy oxide overcoat. In some embodiments, the coating further includes one or more overcoat films comprising silicon nitride, silicon oxynitride, silicon dioxide, or titanium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen D. Durst, Gary L. Pfaff
  • Patent number: 11149486
    Abstract: The invention provides a glazing sheet and a coating on the glazing sheet. The coating comprises, in sequence moving outwardly from the glazing sheet, a dielectric base coat comprising oxide film, nitride film, or oxynitride film, a first infrared-reflective layer, a first nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the first infrared-reflective layer, a first dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the first nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a second infrared-reflective layer, a second nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the second infrared-reflective layer, a second dielectric spacer coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the second nickel-aluminum blocker layer, a third infrared-reflective layer, a third nickel-aluminum blocker layer in contact with the third infrared-reflective layer, and a dielectric top coat comprising an oxide film in contact with the third nickel-aluminum blocker layer. Also provided are methods of depositing such a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Kari B. Myli, Gary L. Pfaff, Daniel J. Plaggemeyer
  • Patent number: 11105966
    Abstract: A functional building material for a window includes a transparent glass substrate; and a low-emissivity coating formed on the transparent glass substrate. The low-emissivity coating includes a vertical sequential stack on the transparent glass substrate of a lowest barrier layer, a first dielectric layer, a lower barrier layer, a second dielectric layer, a first low-emissivity protective layer, a low-emissivity layer, a second low-emissivity protective layer, a third dielectric layer, an upper barrier layer, and a fourth dielectric layer in this order. The lowest barrier layer includes one selected from a group consisting of a first metal, a first complex metal, a first metal oxide, a first complex metal oxide, a first metal oxynitride, a first complex metal oxynitride, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Woo You, Youn-Ki Jun, Dae-Hoon Kwon, Sung-Jin Park, Young-Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 11091391
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated glass pane comprising the following steps in sequence a) providing a glass substrate, b) depositing by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) at least one CVD coating on a surface of the glass substrate using titanium tetraisopropoxide (TTIP) as a precursor, and c) depositing by physical vapour deposition (PVD) at least one PVD coating on said at least one CVD coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Clare Jane Goodwin, Kieran James Cheetham, Angharad Naomi Edwards, John Andrew Ridealgh
  • Patent number: 11092726
    Abstract: A window unit is designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. The window unit may include first and second substrates (e.g., glass substrates) spaced apart from one another, wherein at least one of the substrates supports an ultraviolet (UV) reflecting coating for reflecting UV radiation so that birds are capable of more easily seeing the window. The UV reflecting coating is preferably patterned so that it is not provided across the entirety of the window unit. By making the window more visible to birds, bird collisions and bird deaths can be reduced. The UV reflecting coating is designed to have high UV reflectance across a large range of viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Francis Wuillaume, Jian-Gang Weng
  • Patent number: 11069716
    Abstract: Provided are: a glass substrate that achieves a high strain point while having a low devitrification temperature; and a method for producing said glass substrate. This glass substrate for a display is made of a glass comprising SiO2 and Al2O3, comprising 0% or more to less than 3% B2O3 and from 5 to 14% BaO in mass %, and substantially devoiding Sb2O3, wherein the devitrification temperature is 1235° C. or lower and the strain point is 720° C. or higher. Alternatively, this glass substrate for a display is made of a glass comprising SiO2 and Al2O3, comprising 0% or more to less than 3% B2O3, 1.8% or more MgO, and from 5 to 14% BaO in mass %, and substantially devoiding Sb2O3, wherein (SiO2+MgO+CaO)—(Al2O3+SrO+BaO) is less than 42%, the devitrification temperature is 1260° C. or lower, and the strain point is 720° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AvanStrate Inc.
    Inventor: Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11053164
    Abstract: A solar control glass article includes a transparent substrate provided with a thin multilayer coating having solar control properties. The thin multilayer coating includes an absorber layer sandwiched between a first and second transparent dielectric layers, a functional layer protected by an upper and lower blocker layers and a third transparent dielectric layer provided over the upper blocker layer. The thickness of the functional layer and the thickness of the transparent dielectric layers are adjusted to give a gold colored reflection on a surface opposite to the first surface of the transparent substrate provided with a thin multilayer coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Soumyadeep Misra, Arpan Basu, Shrijit Sudhir Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10988401
    Abstract: A porcelain enamel composition may include a glass component including: at least one alkali oxide in an amount ranging from about 6 to 21 wt %, SiO2 in an amount ranging from about 20 to 50 wt %, ZnO in an amount ranging from about 0.1 to 10 wt %, Al2O3 in an amount ranging from about 5 to 20 wt %, B2O3 in an amount ranging from about 0.1 to 20 wt %, and P2O5 in an amount ranging from about 5 to 30 wt %, all weight percentages expressed relative to the enamel composition. Methods of using such compositions and formed products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Prince Minerals LLC
    Inventors: Peggy Damewood, Johan De Soete, John Hudson
  • Patent number: 10954356
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer film for laminated glass which has high heat shielding properties, a high visible transmittance, and excellent light resistance which enables retention of the high visible transmittance for a long period of time. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has an interlayer film for laminated glass with a single layer structure or a laminated structure of two or more layers, the interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention comprises a first layer, and the first layer contains a polyvinyl acetal resin; a plasticizer; a tungsten oxide particle; a magnesium salt of an organic acid having a branched structure; and a metal salt of a C2 to C8 organic acid, other than the magnesium salt of an organic acid having a branched structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kitano, Juichi Fukatani, Daizou Ii, Ryuta Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10947153
    Abstract: A low-emissivity (low-E) coating on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate) includes at least first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., silver based layers) that are spaced apart by contact layers (e.g., NiCr based layers), a layer comprising silicon nitride, and an absorber layer of or including a material such as niobium zirconium which may be oxided and/or nitrided. The absorber layer is designed to allow the coated article to realize glass side reflective (equivalent to exterior reflective in an IG window unit when the coating is on surface #2 of the IG unit) grey color. In certain example embodiments, the coated article (monolithic form and/or in IG window unit form) has a low visible transmission (e.g., from 20-45%, more preferably from 22-39%, and most preferably from 25-37%). In certain example embodiments, the coated article may be heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered and/or heat bent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS HOLDING S.P.C., GUARDIAN GLASS, L.L.C
    Inventors: Aritra Biswas, Brent Boyce, Allen Chu, Philip J. Lingle, Kenneth Lord, Muniswami Naidu, Venkata Krishnaswamy Naidu Vantaku
  • Patent number: 10921495
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate and a coating applied over at least a portion of the substrate. The coating includes at least one metallic layer formed from one or more silver compounds doped with at least one metal selected from Groups 3 to 15 of the periodic table of the elements. Also disclosed are capsules that can absorb electromagnetic energy as well as a process of forming an antimony-doped tin oxide coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: James P. Thiel, Andrew V. Wagner, Adam D. Polcyn, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Paul A. Medwick, Harry Buhay, Jeffrey A. Benigni, Donald Anthony
  • Patent number: 10910263
    Abstract: Described are methods for controlling the doping of metal nitride films such as TaN, TiN and MnN. The temperature during deposition of the metal nitride film may be controlled to provide a film density that permits a desired amount of doping. Dopants may include Ru, Cu, Co, Mn, Mo, Al, Mg, Cr, Nb, Ta, Ti and V. The metal nitride film may optionally be exposed to plasma treatment after doping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Annamalai Lakshmanan, Ben-Li Sheu, Guodan Wei, Nicole Lundy, Paul F. Ma
  • Patent number: 10899656
    Abstract: A glass composition formed of glass frit including P2O5, TiO2 and group I-based oxide, wherein P2O5 is contained in an amount of 20 wt % to 30 wt % based on a total weight of the glass frit, wherein TiO2 is contained in an amount of 10 wt % to 20 wt % based on the total weight of the glass frit, and wherein the group I-based oxide is contained in an amount of 15 wt % to 30 wt % based on the total weight of the glass frit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Wongyu Choi, Youngseok Kim, Suyeon Choi
  • Patent number: 10854737
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for methods of post-treating an etch stop or a passivation layer in a thin film transistor to increase the stability behavior of the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Soo Young Choi, Beom Soo Park, Yi Cui, Tae Kyung Won, Dong-Kil Yim
  • Patent number: 10843531
    Abstract: The principles and embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to complexly curved laminates made from a complexly curved substrate and a flat substrate, such as automotive window glazings, and methods of cold forming complexly-curved glass products from a curved substrate and a flat substrate. In one or more embodiments, the laminate includes first complexly-curved glass substrate with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a second complexly-curved glass substrate with a third surface and a fourth surface opposite the third surface with a thickness therebetween; and a polymer interlayer affixed to the second convex surface and third surface, wherein the third surface and fourth surface have compressive stress values respectively that differ such that the fourth surface has as compressive stress value that is greater than the compressive stress value of the third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William Keith Fisher, Mark Stephen Friske, Steven Luther Moyer, Paul George Rickerl
  • Patent number: 10845512
    Abstract: A coated article is provided for use in a surveillance window or the like. The coated article is a second surface one-way mirror that allows an observer(s) on an observer side to be able to see an object(s)/subject(s) on the opposite side of the coated article, but a viewer on the opposite side cannot reasonably see through the coated article to view things on the observer side of the coated article. The second surface mirror is designed to have a high glass side visible reflectance (RGY), and an extremely low film side visible reflectance (RFY), so that visible transmission (Tvis or TY) of the coated article is lower than the glass side visible reflectance but higher than the film side visible reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Gyorgy Vikor, Jian-gang Weng
  • Patent number: 10815148
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers including at least one silver-based functional layer, wherein the stack includes a protective coating deposited on top of at least one portion of the functional layer, the protective coating including: a lower protective layer having a thickness of between 1 and 10 nm, a central protective layer based on carbon graphite located on top of the lower protective layer, and an upper protective layer having a thickness of between 1 and 10 nm located on top of the central protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean-Carlos Lorenzzi, Benoît Georges, Stéphane Laurent
  • Patent number: 10797248
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an organic EL element which has a shorter maximum luminescent wavelength, a long luminous lifespan, a low driving voltage, a small time-dependent change in driving voltage, and a small change in external extraction quantum efficiency even when being used at a high temperature. In addition, an object of the present invention is to provide a lighting device and a display device including the organic EL element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Satomi Kawabe, Motoaki Sugino, Shinya Otsu
  • Patent number: 10766808
    Abstract: This invention relates to a coated article including a low-emissivity (low-E) coating. In certain example embodiments, the low-E coating is provided on a substrate (e.g., glass substrate) and includes at least first and second infrared (IR) reflecting layers (e.g., silver based layers) that are spaced apart by contact layers (e.g., NiCr based layers) and a dielectric layer of or including a material such as silicon nitride. The dielectric layer is split by a layer of or including zirconium oxide, in order to improve durability. In certain example embodiments, the coated article has a low visible transmission (e.g., no greater than 60%, more preferably no greater than about 55%, and most preferably no greater than about 50%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN GLASS HOLDING S.P.C., GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Aritra Biswas, Bernd Disteldorf, Rajendran Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 10770879
    Abstract: One aspect is a feedthrough for a medical implantable device including a ferrule having a metal that is configured to be welded to a case of the implantable device. The ferrule substantially surrounds an insulator and shares an interface therewith, the insulator having a glass or ceramic material. Conductive elements are formed through the insulator providing an electrically conductive path through the insulator. There is no braze or solder at the interface between the ferrule and the insulator and that there is no braze or solder adjacent the conductive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jacob Markham, Ulrich Hausch, Goran Pavlovic
  • Patent number: 10768502
    Abstract: A synaptic electronic device includes a substrate including a one or more of a semiconductor and an insulator; a photosensitive layer disposed on a surface of the substrate; an electrochromic stack disposed on the photosensitive layer, the electrochromic stack including a first transparent electrode layer, a cathodic electrochromic layer, a solid electrolyte layer, an anodic electrochromic layer, and a second transparent electrode layer; and a pair of electrodes disposed on the photosensitive layer and on opposing sides of the electrochromic stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shu-Jen Han
  • Patent number: 10745798
    Abstract: A coated article includes a silver (Ag) based infrared (IR) reflecting layer(s) on a glass substrate that is provided adjacent to and contacting at least one metallic or substantially metallic zinc (Zn) inclusive barrier layer in order to improve chemical durability characteristics of the low-E coating. In certain example embodiments, the silver based layer may be sandwiched between first and second metallic or substantially metallic barrier layers of or including zinc. The IR reflecting layer(s) and zinc based barrier layer(s) are part of a low emissivity (low-E) coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Brent Boyce, Yiwei Lu, Guowen Ding, Guizhen Zhang, Daniel Lee, Daniel Schweigert, Cesar Clavero, Scott Jewhurst, Minh Le
  • Patent number: 10745318
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers successively including, starting from the substrate, an alternation of three silver-based functional metal layers of increasing thickness and of four dielectric coatings denoted, starting from the substrate, M1, M2, M3 and M4, wherein each dielectric coating includes at least one high-index dielectric layer, the refractive index of which is at least 2.15 and the optical thickness of which is greater than 20 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean Carlos Lorenzzi, Nicolas Mercadier
  • Patent number: 10734297
    Abstract: An Ag underlayer-attached metallic member includes a metallic member joined with a body to be joined and an Ag underlayer formed on a joining surface of the metallic member with the body to be joined, the Ag underlayer includes a glass layer formed on a metallic member side and an Ag layer laminated on the glass layer, and an area proportion of voids in an Ag layer surface of the Ag underlayer is 25% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Nishimoto, Yoshiyuki Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 10689291
    Abstract: A glass pattern printing process may print a pattern on a front side of a glass. The glass pattern printing process may produce the pattern in a wear-resistant, acid-resistant, alkali-resistant and well-transparent form. The glass pattern printing process may be ideal for producing light-emitting tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong Shone Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhang Huiqiang, Zeng Zhiming
  • Patent number: 10683231
    Abstract: Glasses are disclosed having a composition comprising the following oxides (in weight %): SiO2 61 to 70%, Al2O3 0 to 9%, Na2O 10 to 13%, K2O 0 to 1%, MgO 2 to 6%, CaO 6 to 16%, SrO 0 to 1%, ZrO2 0 to 1%, TiO2 2 to 15%, the glasses having a strain point greater than 570° C. The glasses have good dimensional stability at high temperatures, making them suitable for fire protection glazings and substrates which are processed at elevated temperatures, e.g. substrates for display panels, information storage discs and semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells. Physical properties of the glasses, such as thermal expansion coefficient, density and refractive index, are disclosed, as are the melting and liquidus temperatures. The glasses are suitable for manufacture by the float process, yielding flat glass in the form of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Martin James Horsley, Shona Taylor
  • Patent number: 10680123
    Abstract: A solar cell includes a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface. An underlayer is located over the second surface. A first conductive layer is located over the underlayer. An overlayer is located over the first conductive layer. A semiconductor layer is located over the conductive oxide layer. A second conductive layer is located over the semiconductor layer. The first conductive layer includes a conductive oxide and at least one dopant selected from the group consisting of tungsten, molybdenum, niobium, and/or fluorine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: James W. McCamy, Zhixun Ma, Benjamin Kabagambe, Kwaku K. Koram, Cheng-Hung Hung, Gary J. Nelis
  • Patent number: 10669191
    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 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L., GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Disteldorf, Philip J. Lingle
  • Patent number: 10672920
    Abstract: An article, for example a solar cell, includes a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface. An underlayer is located over the second surface. A first conductive layer is located over the underlayer. An overlayer is located over the first conductive layer. A semiconductor layer is located over the conductive oxide layer. A second conductive layer is located over the semiconductor layer. The first conductive layer can include a conductive oxide and at least one dopant selected from the group consisting of tungsten, molybdenum, niobium, and/or fluorine. The overlayer can include a buffer layer having tin oxide and at least one of zinc, indium, gallium, and magnesium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: Zhixun Ma, James W. McCamy, Benjamin Kabagambe, Kwaku K. Koram, Cheng-Hung Hung, Gary J. Nelis
  • Patent number: 10669188
    Abstract: A seal composition includes a first alkaline earth metal oxide, a second alkaline earth metal oxide which is different from the first alkaline earth metal oxide, aluminum oxide, and silica in an amount such that molar percent of silica in the composition is at least five molar percent greater than two times a combined molar percent of the first alkaline earth metal oxide and the second alkaline earth metal oxide. The composition is substantially free of phosphorus oxide. The seal composition forms a glass ceramic seal which includes silica containing glass cores located in a crystalline matrix comprising barium aluminosilicate, and calcium aluminosilicate crystals located in the glass cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ananda H. Kumar, Dien Nguyen, Martin Janousek, Tad Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10668458
    Abstract: A photocatalyst according to the present invention has a structure in which the titanium dioxide doped with the transition metals is supported on the support such that a band gap thereof is low and a specific surface area thereof is high, thereby exhibiting an excellent photocatalytic activity even in a visible light region and providing an excellent effect of adsorbing an organic compound and removing the same even under a condition in which light is not emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: University of Ulsan Foundation for Industry Cooperation
    Inventors: Byeong-Kyu Lee, Ajit Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 10639867
    Abstract: A sapphire sheet is laminated to a glass sheet with a gradient layer that transitions from a composition of predominantly Al2O3 at the sapphire sheet to a composition of predominantly SiO2 at the glass sheet. The gradient layer chemically bonds to both the sapphire sheet and the glass sheet and has no distinct interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Que Anh S. Nguyen, Dale N. Memering, Christopher D. Jones, Matthew Rogers
  • Patent number: 10603874
    Abstract: The present application relates to a hydrophobic substrate and a method for manufacturing the same. The hydrophobic substrate according to an exemplary embodiment of the present application includes: a substrate; a first layer disposed on at least one surface on the substrate and including an aluminum oxide; and a second layer disposed on the first layer and including a hydrophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Donghyun Lee, Chang Yoon Lim, Seung Heon Lee, Song Ho Jang, Jiehyun Seong
  • Patent number: 10603925
    Abstract: A method for forming an image, the method including forming an image by irradiating an ink that absorbs light with a laser beam that has a wavelength corresponding to a light absorption wavelength of the ink to fly the ink by an energy of the laser beam in a direction in which the laser beam is emitted, to attach the ink on an attachment target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi Suzuki, Masaki Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10600924
    Abstract: A solar energy absorbing device includes a substrate and a solar selective absorber film. The solar selective absorber film has a bottom surface attached on the substrate, and a top surface opposite to the bottom surface. The solar selective absorber film is a TiNxOy based film, and x and y vary from 1 to 0.1 and 0.2 to 2, respectively, from the bottom surface to the top surface of the solar selective absorber film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG HSING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Liou, Fu-Hsing Lu
  • Patent number: 10590023
    Abstract: Glass flakes according to the present invention include: glass flake substrates; and a coating covering at least a portion of a surface of each of the glass flake substrates and composed of a binder. The binder includes a bismaleimide compound, a resin, and a silane coupling agent as essential components and includes a peroxide as an optional component. The proportion of the peroxide in the binder is 8 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Shinichi Kato
  • Patent number: 10590034
    Abstract: Coated articles for use in backsplash applications such as kitchen backsplashes, bathroom backsplashes, and bathroom floor/wall applications. The coated article includes a coating on a glass substrate, where the coating includes a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of metal-based layers and is configured so that the coated article has desirable glass side reflective coloration (e.g., bronze, blue, silver, and/or grey coloration) and is sufficiently opaque to hide adhesive used to adhere the coated article to walls/floors. The coating may be configured to realize thermal stability in order to have minimal or reduced glass side reflective color shift up heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS HOLDING S.P.C.
    Inventors: Aritra Biswas, Gpoal Balachandran
  • Patent number: 10548234
    Abstract: An ultraviolet light-resistant article that includes: a substrate having a glass or glass-ceramic composition and first and second primary surfaces; an ultraviolet light-absorbing element having a an absorptivity greater than 50% at wavelengths from about 100 nm to about 380 nm and a thickness between about 10 nm and about 100 nm; and a dielectric stack formed with a plasma-enhanced process. Further, the light-absorbing element is between the substrate and the dielectric stack. Alternatively, the light-absorbing element can include one or more ultraviolet light-resistant layers disposed within the dielectric stack over the first primary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Robert Alan Bellman, Andrea Weiss Bookbinder, Shandon Dee Hart, Albert Peter Heberle, Karl William Koch, III, Lin Lin, Charles Andrew Paulson, Vitor Marino Schneider
  • Patent number: 10520565
    Abstract: A coupler includes a first and second coupler element, with a respective first and second transmission element. In an embodiment, a first signal contact for connection to a signal conductor is arranged on a first end of the first transmission element; a second signal contact for connection to a signal conductor is arranged on a first end of the second transmission element; the first transmission element forms a plurality of first U-shaped curves between the first end and a second end; and the second transmission element forms a plurality of second U-shaped curves between the first end and a second end. The first transmission element is configured, in operation, to transmit a signal supplied at the first signal contact to the second transmission element via directional coupling and the second transmission element is configured, in operation, to receive and output the signal via the second signal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Fackelmeier
  • Patent number: 10502877
    Abstract: An optical filter that has a region where a transmittance changes in a first direction and that includes a substrate and a first layer in order along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, a thickness of the first layer in the second direction changes in the first direction, and an extinction coefficient of the first layer satisfies a predetermined conditional expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hironobu Koga
  • Patent number: 10487010
    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: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard Blacker, Marcus Frank, Muhammad Imran