Next To Metal Or Compound Thereof Patents (Class 428/432)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10457591
    Abstract: A transparent substrate is provided, on a main face, with a stack of thin layers including at least one, metallic functional layer having properties of reflection in the infrared region and/or in the solar radiation region, based on silver or on silver-containing metal alloy, and two antireflective coatings. The antireflective coatings each include at least one dielectric layer. The functional layer is positioned between the two antireflective coatings. At least one nickel oxide NixO layer is located under the functional layer in the direction of the substrate and/or above the functional layer, with interposition of at least one layer or of just one layer made of a different material between the or each nickel oxide NixO layer and the functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Denis Guimard, Silvia Mariani
  • Patent number: 10457590
    Abstract: A transparent substrate is provided, on a main face, with a stack of thin layers including at least one metallic functional layer having properties of reflection in the infrared region and/or in the solar radiation region, based on silver or on silver-containing metal alloy, and two antireflective coating. The antireflective coatings each include at least one dielectric layer. The functional layer is positioned between the two antireflective coatings. Additionally, at least one nickel oxide NixO layer is located on and in contact with the functional layer starting with the substrate. A physical thickness of the nickel oxide NixO layer is at least 0.3 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Denis Guimard, Silvia Mariani
  • Patent number: 10448481
    Abstract: The invention comprises a solid state infrared source apparatus and method of use thereof, comprising: (1) an electrically conductive film comprising: an emission side and a back side opposite the emission side and a surface area to height ratio of at least five hundred to one; (2) a first dielectric film contacting the back side of the electrically conductive film; and (3) a reflective layer, the reflective layer embedded in the solid state source between the first dielectric film and a support layer, wherein the electrically conductive film emits infrared light upon warming with an electrical current during use, the infrared light sequentially reflecting off of the reflective layer, transmitting through the electrically conductive film, and emitting from the solid state source. Preferably the electrically conductive film comprises zinc oxide and the reflective layer is deposited into a basin in a second dielectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Davorin Babic, Dragan Grubisic, Alex Kropachev, Arshey Patadia, Viet Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10431631
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a stacked OLED device and a method thereof, wherein the device comprises a forward and reverse of a first OLED structure, and a second forward OLED structure stacked from bottom to top on a substrate sequentially; a charge generation layer disposed between the forward and reverse of the first OLED structure as a common cathode, and each organic functional layer in the forward and reverse of the first OLED structure are symmetrical with the charge generation layer; a transparent insulating layer disposed between the first reverse and the second forward OLED structure; an anode of the first and second forward OLED structure are connected through a conductive layer. The disclosure reduces the use of a precision mask so that a space occupied by three primary colors is reduced, greatly increases a pixel resolution, improves a product yield rate, saves the cost, and enhances a product competitiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cunjun Xia
  • Patent number: 10422335
    Abstract: An integrated pressure plate and port plate, and method of forming same, for a pump includes a housing having a pumping chamber formed therein. The housing includes first and second metal pressure plate portions that form at least a portion of the pumping chamber wherein at least one of the first and second pressure plate portions has a hard coating formed of a different material than a remainder of the housing metal on a surface thereof where integrated ports are formed on surface(s) of the pressure plate portion(s). Surface irregularities relieve stresses and promote adhesion of the coating (e.g., tungsten carbide) to the underlying metal (aluminum alloy).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Martin A. Clements
  • Patent number: 10418798
    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: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jacob Markham, Ulrich Hausch, Goran Pavlovic
  • Patent number: 10408980
    Abstract: There is provided a heat insulating window film disposed on the inside of a window, including at least: a support; and a fibrous conductive particles-containing layer disposed on the support, in which the fibrous conductive particles-containing layer is disposed on a surface of the support on a side opposite to the surface of the window side, and the heat insulating window film contains a near infrared shielding material. The heat insulating window film; a heat insulating window glass; an building material; a window; a building; and a vehicle which are manufactured at low cost, easily manufactured to have a large area, and have excellent visible light transmittance, shielding properties for near infrared light, heat insulating properties, and light resistance are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoharu Kiyoto, Kentaro Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10395845
    Abstract: A flexible Ti—In—Zn—O transparent electrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell includes a flexible transparent substrate, and a Ti—In—Zn—O thin-film on the flexible transparent substrate. The Ti—In—Zn—O thin-film has an amorphous structure. The flexible transparent electrode, despite being deposited at room or low temperature, has low surface resistance, high conductivity and transmittance, superior resistance against external bending, improved surface characteristics and better surface roughness performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Gi Seok Heo, Tae Won Kim, Jae Cheol Park, Kwang Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10308801
    Abstract: By use of composite tungsten oxide particles having high heat ray-shielding effect while mainly composed of polyvinyl acetal resin, a heat ray-shielding particle is provided, having excellent optical performance and high weather resistance, which includes composite tungsten oxide particle expressed by general formula MyWOz (wherein M is one or more kinds of element selected from Cs, Rb, K, Tl, In, Ba, Li, Ca, Sr, Fe, Sn, Al, and Cu, satisfying 0.1?y?0.5, 2.2?z?3.0) and having hexagonal crystal structure; and at least one of a dispersant having acrylic backbone, having amino group as functional group, and having thermal decomposition temperature of 200° C. or more, and dispersant having acrylic backbone, having hydroxyl group or carboxyl group as functional group, and having thermal decomposition temperature of 200° C. or more, wherein content of organic solvent having boiling point of 120° C. or less is 5 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Machida, Kenichi Fujita
  • Patent number: 10297498
    Abstract: A method for preparing a ceramic package substrate with a copper-plated dam involves making a circuit layer on a ceramic base by performing thin film metallization, dry film application, exposure, development, copper plating, and evening, and then forming copper-plated dams that circle individual circuits by repeatedly applying dry film application, exposure, development, and electroplating for thickening, so as to obtain the ceramic package substrate with the copper-plated dam. Circuits made using the method feature for high dimensional precision, high line resolution, and high surface evenness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN CHINA ADVANCED CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhaohui Wu
  • Patent number: 10280312
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to coated articles supporting high-entropy nitride and/or oxide thing film inclusive coatings, and/or methods of making the same. The example high-entropy alloys systems described herein are heat stable and may be used in optical coatings. A first material system that may be used in connection with certain example embodiments includes SiAlN with one or more (and preferably two or more) of elements such as Hf, Y, Zr, Ti, Ta, and Nb. A second material system that may be used in connection with certain example embodiments includes TiO, with one or more (and preferably two or more) of elements such as Fe, Co, Ni, Sn, Zn, and N. The material systems may in some cases be high-index materials that can serve as a substitute for titanium oxide in layer stacks, in some example applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Blush
  • Patent number: 10266446
    Abstract: A coated article is provided, having a coating supported by a glass substrate where the coating includes at least one color and/or reflectivity-adjusting absorber layer. The absorber layer(s) allows color tuning, and reduces the glass side reflection of the coated article and/or allows sheet resistance of the coating to be reduced without degrading glass side reflection. In certain example embodiments the absorber layer is provided between first and second dielectric layers which may be of substantially the same material and/or composition. In certain example embodiments, the coated article is capable of achieving desirable transmission, together with desired color, low reflectivity, and low selectivity, when having only one infrared (IR) reflecting layer of silver and/or gold. Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, monolithic windows, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: Guardian Glass, LLC, Guardian Europe S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Hartmut Knoll, Jochen Butz, Uwe Kriltz, Bernd Disteldorf, Jose Ferreira, Pierrot Pallotta
  • Patent number: 10233346
    Abstract: A binder-free conductive ink with a conductive cage architecture for the wireless antenna with adhesion enhancement by carbon powders that aims to enormously reduce the solid content of conductor and can be used to print antennas. For example, silver content of the ink composition is greatly decreased due to the absence of insulated binder. Carbon powders (such as graphene nanoplatelets) are added as a conductive “cage” to reduce the use of insulated binder and significantly improve the conductivity of ink under low addition of conductor. Compression after printing is an innovative finding that not only improves the adhesion of a binder-free conductive ink with a conductive cage architecture but also enhances its conductivity. Such effects are credited to excellent contact between interfaces of particles and substrate. The unique recipe and process save printing from high-temperature sintering, further reducing processing cost and widening applicable substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10233532
    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 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    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: 10227690
    Abstract: A coated article is provided so as to include a low-E (low emissivity) coating having an infrared (IR) reflecting layer sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers. The IR reflecting layer may be of or include a material such as silver (Ag), and is provided between a pair of contact layers. The low-E coating includes an overcoat having a substantially metallic layer (e.g., NbZr or Zr) which has been found to improve the durability of the coating without significantly sacrificing desired optical characteristics. Such coated articles may be used in the context of windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Francis Wuillaume, Brent Boyce
  • Patent number: 10228492
    Abstract: The antireflection film is provided on a surface of a light-transmitting substrate and includes a thin multi-layer film and a fine unevenness layer that are laminated in this order from the substrate side. The thin multi-layer film includes multiple layers. The fine unevenness layer has a structure in which an uneven structure having a shorter average pitch than a wavelength of used light is provided and in which a refractive index to the used light changes continuously depending on a continuous change in a space occupation of the uneven structure in a thickness direction of the thin multi-layer film. The multiple layers include: an oxide film having a relatively high refractive index that is formed of at least two metal elements or is formed of silicon and at least one metal element; and an oxynitride film having a relatively low refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Sonoda, Tatsuya Yoshihiro, Hiroki Takahashi, Mototaka Kanaya
  • Patent number: 10221093
    Abstract: A substrate is coated on one face with a thin-film multilayer including at least one metal functional film based on silver or made of silver having a thickness e of between 7 nm and 20 nm inclusive of these values, and two antireflection coatings. The antireflection coatings each include at least one antireflection film. The functional film is placed between the two antireflection coatings. The multilayer includes two discontinuous metal films each having a thickness e? of between 0.5 nm and 5 nm inclusive of these values. A lower discontinuous metal film is located between the face and the only or first metal functional film as counted starting from the face and an upper discontinuous metal film located above the only or last metal functional film as counted starting from the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Xavier Caillet, Jean-Carlos Lorenzzi, Benoit Georges